They say that the best way to see Christmas is through the eyes of a child. Our childrenswear and lifestyle editor, Tabitha Willett, has put together an edit of her favourite things to wear, gift and do with children around Christmas time.
Christmas day outfits
Dressing your children for Christmas is a glorious array of tartan, velvet and frills. It is arguably the best time of year to dress your children. Here are my favourites:
Frill collar velvet tie dress in red tartan by Pepa and Company
Burgundy dima merino baby dungarees by La Coqueta kids
Green velvet maranta girl dress by Lacoqueta kids
Little Christmas pudding jumper by Trotters
Robin smocked dress by Trotters
Guardsman Jumper by Trotters
Antoinette dress tartan with winter berry hand smocking by Smock London
The Christmas pyjamas can be a love/hate tradition. For me however it is compulsory until my children turn 8 or 9! See my selection of festive pyjamas for littles here:
Teddy striped pyjamas by Rachel Riley
Nightingale night dress moonstone with holly smocking by Smock London
Classic winter solstice pyjamas by The White Company
Guardsman pyjamas by Trotters
As sweet as the dresses, rompers and shirts are alone, the accessories around children’s festive dressing can make the outfit so unique. And the little ones adore playing dress up. Ties, bows, shoes and more here:
Glittery shoes by Papouelli
Bow tie red tartan by Trotters
Velvet-bow-barrette By Little Love Girl
Navy-slippers by La Coqueta Kids
Burgundy Beret by La Coqueta Kids
Beige fairisle merino snood by Lacoqueta Kids
Valkan full helmet by Konges Sloejd
Tartan bow hairband red by Pepa and Company
Velvet bow gloves by Papouelli
As much as we would love to get our three year olds the new ride in toy range rover vehicle from the fourth floor of Harrods, the look on children’s faces when they open even a paper aeroplane on Christmas day is utterly priceless. One of the purest things is you don’t need to spend a small fortune to make their day. I have rounded up my selection of tasteful, child approved toys to limit plastic tat in the household:
Botanists kit by Liberty
The nutcracker wind: and play by Daunt Books
Loretino monaco toy car by Trotters
Mum and dad mice by Indian summer London
White-mouse by Pepa and Company
Musical box by Strawberries and Cream
Baking set by Strawberries and Cream
Milk tooth mouse fairy by Strawberries and Cream
Christmas outings in London
This is my daughter’s first year where she understands Christmas, so with that in mind, I have rounded up five outings in London not to miss to give you all the festive cheer:
Anya’s grotto set within Anya’s Village in Belgravia, is hosted by Anya Hindmarch and is excellent for picking up any gifts afterwards.
Gingerbread House exhibition at the Museum of Architecture is exceptional for the whole family.
Santa’s Grotto in Sloane Square has already had rave reviews.
Ice Skating at Battersea Power Station with Jo Malone. Book a private igloo to enjoy a hot chocolate or mulled wine before or after.
My favourite carol concert in London. The Berkely hotel in London provides the refreshments and they always have the most wonderful (and usually A list actors!) readers telling their favourite Christmas tales.
34 Mayfair – My favourite festive restaurant and so brilliant for children too.
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