Gift Grapevine top 10 pins of 2014

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Discovering the world of Pinterest this year has been a lot of fun. It’s a great big rabbit hole that I easily lose myself in and I know that I’ve only just scratched the surface.

My Pinterest boards are where I can visually organise all my gift ideas and book suggestions for babies and kids based on age groups. I’m so happy that people have enjoyed my pins. Many lovely people have even made the effort to repin and like products. If that’s you, then thank you!

Based on repins since I joined in July, here are the top 10 most popular pins from my boards:

lauren hinkley bracelet

1. Lauren Hinkley Bracelet ‘Ice Sisters’ – handmade in Australia, this sterling silver bracelet is a beautiful (and affordable) gift for 4 – 10 year olds girls obsessed with Frozen.


ruby red shoes

2. A beautiful book with gorgeous illustrations, Ruby Red Shoes is a lovely story that promotes kindness towards all living things. A perfect gift book for a 4 or 5 year old girl.


lulu bell

3. Lulu Bell is a fun-loving, sometimes bossy 8 year old girl. She is the practical one in the family – which is fortunate because the rest of the family is slightly zany. Lulu’s dad, Dr Bell, is a busy vet, while her mum is an artist. The Bell family have lots of pets and their home is right behind the vet hospital, so Lulu helps her dad care for injured and orphaned animals including a baby possum and, in this first book, a naughty runaway pony.


Potter PJs

4. Not your average pair of pyjamas, This Girls H.Potter Pj Set from Peter Alexander is one for true Harry Potter fans! (note: sold out online but may be available instore)

smiggle advent

5. One for all the Smiggle stationary fans – the 2014 Smiggle Advent Calendar features limited edition Smiggle goodies you can’t find instore. A nice change to the usual chocolate advent calendar in the lead up to Christmas. (note: you’ll need to wait for next Christmas to get your hands on one of these!)


Thea Stilton

6. My nieces love Geronimo Stilton books but are even more crazy about Thea Stilton. Geronimo’s adventurous sister Thea narrates this series of adventures, each packed with mystery and friendship.


fairy doors

7. ‘lil Fairy Doors are simply beautiful. Attach them low on a wall or high on a bookshelf and the fairies will know how to come in and out. Miss TT has one in her bedroom and the fairies only visit her when she is asleep at night. If she is good they sometimes leave notes, fairy dust or small gifts. It’s beautiful to watch her excitement and she has been known to sit by the door and talk to her fairies!

smiggle macarons

8. From scratch and sniff stickers to scented pens, I used to love scented products when I was little. This Macarons Eraser Box from Smiggle is just too cute and includes 6 mini scented macaron erasers.


Goldilocks 3 dinosaurs

9. I love the humour that author Mo Willems brings to kids books. Goldilocks And The Three Dinosaurs is a very funny retelling of the classic tale. A great read aloud book with humour both kids and adults will delight in.


richard scarry

10. Richard Scarry’s Please And Thank You Book contains a series of stories featuring Huckle, Lowly, Pig Will, Pig Won’t and other animal residents of Busytown who learn useful lessons about manners, thoughtfulness and caring. “Lowly Worm’s Horrid Pests” is Miss TT’s favourite story in this book.


I look forward to delving further into the world of Pinterest next year and adding even more gift ideas. A few more hours in the day would certianly help me do this!

Are you on Pinterest? If so, what was you most popular pin this year?

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