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Surrey Gift Guide: For kids & teens

Gorgeous gift ideas for little kids through to the tricky-to-buy for teenager - all from independent Surrey businesses and makers. Let's go shopping!

FOR LITTLE ONES

Bag it

Fill this sack with the children’s Christmas presents and leave under the tree for them to find on Christmas morning for a magical start to their day. It comes in organic cotton with a charming Christmas motif and a drawstring tie at the top. It’s about 90cmx70cm – so a pretty good size to fit everything in and comes from Richmond store Newbie and online.

£20

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Lunchtime!

Made from natural bamboo, this cute lunchbox will be the envy of your little one’s class mates. And as well as looking super cool, it’s also good for the planet. It’s from a small family-run business based in Surrey called Big Little Bamboo which specialises in eco-friendly products.

£11.65

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Mini mouse

I love wooden toys. They’re classic and timeless, feel great to the touch and look better than a pile of plastic toys. This cute Sarah and Bendrix wooden mouse is handmade from sustainably sourced beech with painted face details and felt ears. It’s available from Two Ducks in Woking, but Sarah and Bendrix is also a small Surrey-based business.

£6.50

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Picture perfect

There’s no doubt these cute dinosaur prints are totally roarsome (sorry, couldn’t resist!) – and even better they’re personalised with your little one’s name. They’re by talented Surrey artist and creative designer Hannah Baker.

£13

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Snuggle rug

Isn’t this baby quilt just as cute as can be? Marshmallowy soft and super thick, it’s made from four layers of breathable muslin fabric. At 120cm square, they’re perfect for bedtime snuggles and can also double up as a play mat. They’re from small family-run business Bullabaloo.

£34.95

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Fly like a butterfly

Find me a little girl who wouldn’t love these oh-so-pretty hair clips. There are three leatherette butterflies in on-trend metallic pink, gold and silver. So lovely they’ll want to wear them everyday.

£6.99

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Up, up and away

Handmade in the UK using soft and safe fabrics, this cotton dress is cute and comfy. It comes in sizes from 1 year to 6 years, and is from Bullabaloo.

£15

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Hot-headed

The Jellycat range of soft toys are always super popular with little ones and this Paprika dragon is no exception. Decked out in fiery red, with punky purple horns, he’s available from lifestyle store, Two Ducks in St John’s, Woking.

£27

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Getting personal

You can choose your own design with these personalised baby name prints by Surrey artist and creative designer Hannah Baker, the lady behind Snugglebunch. There are 12 cute characters to choose – all original watercolour illustrations – including an elephant, bunny, owl, fox, giraffe, butterfly, mouse, robin, tiger, lion, dove and dolphin.

£15

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Alice’s creatures

If it’s a keepsake you’re after, jeweller Simon Pure in Guildford and Cranleigh has a gorgeous collection of five pendants called Alice’s Creatures that includes a hedgehog, rabbit, dodo, door mouse and frog. They’re all supercute, are handcrafted in sterling silver and come on an 18in trace chain.

£99

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Legging it

These cute unisex leggings are made in the UK using super soft cotton fabrics that are free of all chemicals. As well as this cool tally mark print, there’s also a cow print and one with little sheep. They’re in sizes from 6 months up to 3 years and come from family run business Bullabaloo.

£9

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Party like a panda

We love the cute panda design on this eco-friendly lunch bag from Surrey business Big Little Bamboo. The bag is made from 40% recycled plastic and has an insulated lining – so it’ll keep lunches cool.

£3.99

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Art attack

A cool gift for any kids (or grown up) who loves to draw, this personalised hardcover notebook is A4 sized and comes with either lined or plain paper. It’s from Proper Goose, a small family run business based in West Molesey.

£20

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Bedtime cool

Comfy for bubba, but easy to get on and off with a handy zipper opening, we’re just a little bit in love with these leopard heart PJs. They’re made from bamboo fabric and come in sizes from 6 months to 2 years, from Bullabaloo.

£28

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Jumping for joy

How cute is this Rudolph Christmas sweater from Newbie in Richmond. It’s made from 100% organic cotton and comes in sizes for babies from 1-2 months up to 12-18 months, and for older kids up to size 6-8 years. There’s also a red version. Buy one for each of kids so they’re all matching on Christmas day. How cute!

£20-£25

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AND FOR OLDER KIDS & TEENAGERS

Bag it

This small bag is super handy. It comes with a cross-body strap so can be used as a cross-body bag, or take the strap off and it’s a pretty useful cosmetic or bathroom bag. It’s from a small Surrey business run by two sisters, Two Queen Bees.

£15

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Letter teen

These Maiden Letter Bracelets by Hampton Court jewellery designers Joulberry are super sweet, and make the perfect personalised gift for a teenage girl.

£55

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Heart the art

While most of the Snugglebunch designs are aimed at smaller kids, we reckon this contemporary heart watercolour print would look pretty fab on any teenager’s wall. There are also versions that include the words Happy and Love. Buy all three and mount them on the wall gallery-style.

£13

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Blue heaven

Teenagers are tricky to buy clothes for, but we’d take a chance on this cute knit from lovely indie boutique Catwalk in Godalming. It’s 100% cotton (so no scratchiness) with three-quarter length sleeves and a sporty slit detail on the hem.

£99.95

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One can, toucan

Claire Lee, the owner of lifestyle store Two Ducks in St John’s Woking, is brilliant at sourcing wonderfully unusual products from small independent makers and businesses. This quirky toucan wall hanging comes from a small Dutch company called Studio Roof. There are other designs too, including an angelfish, a sloth and a clown triggerfish.

£12.50

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Winter beanie

Love a Christmas Santa beanie and this Newbie one is super cute for a teenager, complete with long woollen tassle. There are also versions for babies and children – so no one need miss out.

£10

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Follow your dreams

If you know someone with a soft spot for stationary, they’re going to love this personalised notebook. It’s available in sizes from handy A6 up to A4, and comes with lined, dotted or plain paper. It’s from Surrey peeps Proper Goose.

£9.95 – £20

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Oh, bee-have

Super cute, super comfy and super cool – these Miss Sparrow socks are made from bamboo which means they’re sustainable, antibacterial, hypoallergenic, super soft and breathable. They’re also made in Britain and sold by Two Ducks lifestyle store in St John’s, Woking.

£5.95

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Hell for leather

The perfect gift for him with a leather strap that wraps around the wrist and finishes with a stainless steel push and lock clasp. It comes in three sizes and is handmade in Hampton Court Village by Joulberry.

£45

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