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Kids Christmas gifts galore

Sam Bertram

23 October 2017

Radish Loves is a children’s shop with a difference. Located just off Marlborough High Street it’s teeming with children’s clothes and unique gifts you won’t find anywhere else. We spoke to owner Amy Willsher to find out what she’s got in store for Christmas. What Christmas treats have you got for kids? ‘I think there’s a perception that we’re a baby shop which isn’t true. Our range has things for new-borns right up to young teenagers. We’ve got something for everybody – from stocking fillers to the bigger presents. If you’re looking for presents under £10 there’s plenty of choice. ‘Unicorn snot’ with its scented range of lip gloss and body glitters is new and already extremely popular. Girls love the pompom hair bands, clips, necklaces, bag brooches & pins. There are also fingers puppets and plenty of tattoos and stickers. The nail varnish is child-friendly and completely chemical free, and for the boys there are notebooks, spy pens, bouncy balls and yoyos, slimy slugs and lots more. I’ve started stocking a larger range of Maileg as it’s proving really popular. It’s a Danish brand with gorgeous bunnies and mice. It’s beautifully made with my favourite being The Princess and the Pea – a mouse sleeping on several mattresses with a pea hiding beneath. The mini furniture, clothing suitcases, tents and sleeping bags all fit for the mice are also fabulous. Another popular brand is Candylab cars - beautiful hand painted Beechwood classic American cars. They’re really fun with some quirky features like a magnetic surfboard which snaps on to the roof.  If looking to jazz up playrooms, nurseries or bedrooms Fiona Walker’s felt animals have just come instore. Whether it’s a dinosaur or flamingo head or hooks you can hang on wall they look great. Try a Little Lovely Co, ghost or popsicle bedroom light or some rainbow shelves to house the books. Hang a dream catcher on a child’s bedroom window to catch the bad dreams. And there’s plenty of glitz – furry, sparkly bags and glittery skirts and tutus. With winter encroaching we’ve got woolly jumpers, hats and scarves and plenty for that special Christmas outfit.’ Halloween is soon, what have you got planned? ‘We stock lots of party accessories and we’ve extended our party range to include Halloween. There are spooky cookie cutters, plates, cupcake cases and tattoos. On the Saturday before Halloween we’re holding an instore event from 12.00 to 3.00pm. There’ll be tattoos, balloon giveaways and a real-life fairy coming to visit. She’ll be granting wishes and telling stories. It should be great fun.’ And if people can’t come into the shop, they can shop online? ‘Yes, we’re an online shop too and we’ll also be at some other venues this Christmas. I’ve got a pop-up shop at Cobbs on Saturday 28th October, Saturday 2nd December and Saturday 9th December. I can also be found at the Christmas fairs at St Francis, Pinewood and Bowood. I’d love to see you there.’ www.radishloves.com

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Gift 34 - Father Christmas

Sam Bertram

26 November 2015

We're giving a gift idea a day through October and November. See what Wiltshire has to offer for Christmas shopping and shop local this year. No children's Christmas is complete without a visit to Father Christmas. Today's Gift is from Woodborough Garden Centre where Santa is visiting from 5th December through to 23rd December. Children can enjoy 'Breakfast with Santa, visit him in his grotto or join him for a fireside story Our prize this month is two tickets for their Santa's Grotto and Craft event . All you have to do is subscribe to our newsletter and if you book in advance & win they'll refund you. Winner to be drawn end of this month.  There are plenty of gifts & delicious delicacies for all the family in their farm & gift shop & a garden tool or plant always makes a fabulous present for a grown-up! See more..

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Gift 26 - delicious Wiltshire Liqueurs

Sam Bertram

18 November 2015

We're giving a gift idea a day through October and November. See what Wiltshire has to offer for Christmas shopping and shop local this year. Wiltshire Liqueur Company has some scrumptious cocktail & food recipes using their delicious liqueurs. Owner Tiffinie's personal favourite is Damson in Distress conceived one evening after a hard and crazy day's work or Boozy Mess with Wild Strawberry Liqueur! With Sloe Gin, Damson Vodka, Blood Orange & Wild Strawberry to choose from & personalised labels are at no extra cost they make fabulous gifts. Their gift packs, with a selection of smaller bottles, are a perfect present for those who love a tipple or as Corporate or thank you gifts to the party host or hostess. Whether you're sipping them straight, making Christmas party cocktails, sloe or damson chocolate truffles or just pouring Wild Strawberry liqueur on ice cream there's plenty for all tastes.   A great gift from the grandchildren with a little personalised message for granny and grandpa! See more..

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Gift 20 - The best Xmas Fair

Sam Bertram

12 November 2015

We're giving a gift idea a day through October and November. See what Wiltshire has to offer for Christmas shopping and shop local this year. Clementine's shop is a true hidden treasure near Tisbury - a charming shop hidden in beautiful countryside brimming with unusual items & Christmas gifts for young and old.  It's also the home of The Compton Marbling Fairs which have been run by Clementine's mother for 35 years and are a must for those in the know. Now run by both Clementine and her mother they happen 3 times a year with the Christmas Fair happening on 20th, 21st, 27th & 28th November from 10.00am to 5.00pm . It's the best Christmas Fair in Wiltshire - don't miss it.. See more...

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