My kids have drawn on the walls before… and their trainers… and my table. In fact they are clearly creative kids with a limitless enthusiasm for the arts (or just “naughty” as some would say!). So I was delighted when I came across this fabulous Doodle Duvet by Stitch designworks.
Designed to look like a giant piece of file paper complete with printed lines, holes and red margins on both sides, doodle duvet comes with its own set of 8 wash-out colour pens (extra pens sold separately). Which means that you never need waste paper again! Your kids can entertain themselves for hours, scribbling all over their duvet, writing essays, doing long division, etc and then you just wash their duvet cover for a totally fresh start all over again…endlessly!
Reading broadens the mind, right? And this has got to be one of the broadest – and most beautiful – collections of children’s books. Everyman’s Children’s Classics set has the lot, from Peter Pan to Anne of Green Gables, all in classic hardback with charming illustrations. Perfect for inspiring a budding wordsmith.
If you have an American friend, ask them to try to get hold of them from Random House (usually around $600). Otherwise, visit Abe Books where you’ll need to part with around £1,200 plus shipping (that’s why this baby’s in Brag as well as Genius….)
DaisyZoo takes all the effort out of sending a new baby gift that‘s a break from the norm, thoughtful, useful and good value.
You can make-up a gift box, pick from a range of pre-packed options and even add to their selections. They send everything straight to the lucky recipient and you get major brownie points. Gift boxes start at around £20.