North London Mums loves to support local businesses and in particular those run by North London parents so here are some ideas for last minute gifts you can still get in time for Christmas whilst at the same time supporting a local business. We hope you find something useful.
Support a local shop
In case you missed it before,. here are our pick of the best local children's bookshops in North London.
And these are our pick of the best best toy shops in North London where you can get lots of special and interesting gifts.
Don't support Amazon, support a small shop instead!
There are lots of interesting ideas for gift vouchers including:
Baby Massage with Baby and U - buy a special gift for a new parent from this lovely North London mum Ruth, who runs her classes from her gorgeous home in Muswell Hill. We've heard great things about these classes.
Or alternatively you could buy someone a place on the new postnatal course from Nurturing Mums, run by local mum Elise - The postnatal course would make a lovely, original gift for a new mum or mum-to-be - next course starts on 29 Jan and there are 2 spots left. Cost is £50 if booked by the end of the year.
Got a writer you are trying to buy for? Creative Writes has gift vouchers available for the holidays, the perfect gift! They can be delivered to your friends & family and can be purchased for any amount. There is a 10% discount on all workshops booked by 3rd January and this includes gift vouchers. Please see the website for details on 2013 workshops: www.creativewrites.co.uk or drop us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gifts for children
Local mum Katie runs Beau Babies which makes handmade embellished accessories for little girls such as hair clips, mittens, socks, booties, hair clip holders, and lots more! Pick up available from Hendon (or Radlett or Edgware if that's more convenient)
Gifts for adults
Keeko Designs based in North West London, creates Personalised Framed Word Art for all your special memorable occasions. Please check out our website www.keekodesigns.co.uk or visit and LIKE our Facebook page for all our news and events http://www.facebook.com/keekodesigns.co.uk
Another local mum Shelley sells gorgeous Neal’s Yard award-winning, certified organic gifts, beauty products and make-up in stock for either local delivery (Bushey) or pick up until Xmas Eve. You can contact her direct to see what she has left in stock.- full contact details are on her website.
CJ Creations handmade jewellery have some lovely things and can deliver up until Christmas Eve if you are local.
Do let us know if you've also got something for sale that you could still deliver/offer for pick up in time for Christmas.
Have a great holiday.
Posted by By North London Mums Thursday, 20 December 2012