If you’re anything like us you are already thinking about what to buy your little ones for Christmas this year. There is so much out there that it’s hard to choose something that is good quality, educational and meaningful that your child will be delighted to receive.To help you with this we talked to Rowena Cumner the Marketing & Trade Sales Manager at one of our favourite retailers, Great Little Trading Company.
She had this to say:
“Here at Great Little Trading Company our aim is it to try and make your life as a parent easier whilst your little ones have fun making the most of childhood. We know there’s NOTHING simple about being a parent, so our job is to source as many innovative, exclusive (http://www.gltc.co.uk/fcp/categorydeptsub/dept/exclusives) and hard-to-find products from the UK and further afield, that cover all aspects of family life.
Many of these we design ourselves because we believe children can flourish without forsaking the style of the family home, and whilst being exciting for children, products should be practical and stylish too. Sounds an easy task doesn’t it?
For Christmas 2012 , we’ve sourced hundreds of gifts ideas that encourage educational and social interaction in children, made in materials that really will last. In this age where toddlers can launch apps on iPhones and iPads quicker than we can, we try to set ourselves apart at GLTC by providing a modern twist on traditional toys to encourage pretend play and imagination in our little ones. We were over the moon to win Best Children’s Retailer 2012 in recent industry awards for our product range and customer service”.
We asked Rowena for her top five products for this Christmas and here is her list:
Playing Shop & Theatre
Multi-use toys are a great investment to get more for your money – this fabulous play shop for kids will inspire hours of pretend play, but if and when your children tire of playing shops they can put on a theatre show instead. There is a very handy drawer at the bottom for storage and it has castors so you can wheel it around. The toy cash register features solar-powered calculator, oversized buttons and digital display and includes an activity guide, toy credit card and money set (battery included).
Father Christmas Envelope – £5 with any other GLTC purchase
A great excuse for a TON of writing practice. It’s such fun for children to pop their letter to Father Christmas in this festive embroidered felt envelope. Hang it in your fireplace or hook it on your front door with your Christmas wreath and be thankful of a great opportunity for a ton of writing practice! We hope you treasure this felt piece for generations…
Cooking up a Storm
This play kitchen has lots to keep them busy while you get on with the nitty gritty of family life! Features: Oven, cupboard, open shelf, two burners, removable sink, turning knobs and taps.
Monet in the Making
Arts & Crafts Kits provide great entertainment for in between Christmas & New Year.
We designed this ourselves so we think it’s a bit of a masterpiece!
· Height adjustable and brilliantly solid and sturdy
· 2 blackboard surfaces
· a paper roll holder
· 2 useful shelves – one with specially designed paint pot holders for our non-spill paint pots
· And it folds down for easier storage!
Show them what it’s all about…
A sweetly detailed nativity set to introduce your children to the Christmas story.
Includes: 12 characters and a cardboard stable.
*15% off plus Free Returns on everything; just enter the code PC2012 in your basket at gltc.co.uk. Standard delivery is £3.95. This offer is not for re-sale or further publication and cannot be applied to previously bought items. Not valid in conjunction with any other GLTC or internet offer. Other conditions may apply – please visit gltc.co.uk/terms for our full terms and conditions.