Treat the parents or children in your life to some chic Christmas gifts this season, from stylish winter clothes to playful accessories.
Christmas is coming, and while our own Christmas lists and our recent purchases for friends and family may look familiar and predictable, there are some people it never gets gets boring to buy for. The magic of Christmas is not exclusively reserved for little ones, but their excitement is unparalleled when compared to grown-ups and that makes gift buying – and giving – just so much fun.
It can be hard to work out what to buy for kids of different ages, but clothing and accessories are failsafes and kidswear has never been cooler.
The high street has expanded its childrenswear ranges, and from sustainably conscious Scandi brands such as Arket and Lindex to John Lewis’ new and affordable Anyday collections, there’s never been more choice or more exciting and playful pieces to buy for the children in your life.
Fashion insiders’ favourite contemporary labels also have kidswear offerings now, including Veja’s colourful kicks, Jimmy Fairly’s quirky eyewear collections, and whimsical pastel knits, dresses and accessories from US label LoveShackFancy.
And if you’re looking for stocking fillers, nursery decor or a decadent gift for a close friend or family member – or even a gift for yourself – we’ve rounded up the best of what’s available for newborns, babies and toddlers this festive season.
LoveShackFancy Plaid Barette
LoveShackFancy’s feminine collections of floral dresses and chunky pastel knits have gained an almost cult-like following in the US. This pretty plaid bow is the perfect festive accessory.
Anyday Kids Striped Jumper
John Lewis’ Anyday collection is great for childrenswear staples: stylish, wearable items that won’t date and kids can wear all year round. This striped knit is a great festive piece that can be worn all winter and then passed down to siblings or friends.
Veja Esplar Brown Velcro Trainers
Veja’s sustainable trainers are loved by fashion insiders around the world, and this style uses wild rubber from the Amazon forest in the sole and recycled cotton in the lining. These colour-clash trainers’ off-beat colour combination will help your little buddy look super cool in the playground.
Shop Veja brown velcro kids trainers, £77
Mini Rodini Socks
Mini Rodini is adored by kids and parents alike thanks to its bright, playful one-of-a-kind collections. Its characterful sock sets are brilliant stocking fillers at Christmas.
F&F Camel Knit Set
Matching sets make ideal stocking fillers for friends with new babies. Suitable for boys and girls, you can’t go wrong with a stylish shade like camel, and this knitted set will make a super-cosy Christmas gift.
Fiona Walker Sleepy Dear Head Decoration
Fiona Walker’s whimsical animal head wall hangings are the most adorable gifts. Choose from foxes, bears, crocodiles, deers and lions.
Little Riley Studio Little Sprout Jumper
Little Riley Studio’s collections are made from organic and recycled cotton and come in the chicest shades. This little sprout sweatshirt would make a great gift for a cheeky toddler.
Snoo Smart Sleeper
A high-tech version of your own personal sleep nanny, this bassinet gently rocks tots while playing soothing white noise. It’s the closest you can get to buying your friend, relative – or yourself – some sleep this Christmas.
Mini Boden Bonnet
Knitted sets and accessories are the most adorable baby gifts, and this Fair Isle bonnet strikes an effortless balance between playful and heritage.
River Island Check Collar Dress
This chic gingham dress is adorably on-trend and is just right for party season. Simply add tights and T-bar flats.
Artipoppe Zeitgeist Baby Carrier In Tweed
With celebrity fans including Jessica Alba, Gigi Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski, the Artipoppe baby carrier is the most stylish sling around. This black and white style would look great with everything from partywear to jeans and a knit this winter.
La Coqueta Merino Grey Booties
Spanish childrenswear label La Coqueta’s nostalgic collections make the most thoughtful Christmas presents. These merino wool booties are a beautifully indulgent gift for a newborn.
Jimmy Fairly Mini India Sunglasses
French eyewear label Jimmy Fairly is loved by fashion insiders thanks to its sustainability credentials and chic designs. Its new range for kids is just as covetable too; choose from practical styles in offbeat shades to more playful options like these blue Mini India glasses.
Happiest Baby Snoo Bear
Part of a collection designed by paediatrician Dr Harvey Karp, this chic huggable (and machine washable) bear plays soothing sounds to comfort babies and encourage sleep, making it ideal for a newborn this Christmas.
My First Years Tenderleaf Rabbit Chair
The ultimate addition to any playroom or nursery, this chair is a wonderful gift for a toddler this Christmas. Choose from a fox, bear or rabbit and My First Years will personalise it with a name too.
Sketchers Court Squad Trainers
These preppy sneakers are the perfect partner to a kids wardrobe all year round. Style them with everything from dresses and tights to dungarees and a colourful knit.
Marks and Spencer Fair Isle Jumper
Channel this season’s major country-inspired looks and buy into the Fair Isle knit trend with this bright but traditional girls jumper.
Opening image: Mini Rodini
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