Ellie loves unicorns and has asked for a 'unicorn' birthday party this year so I had to get her this gorgeous unicorn from Jellycat for her bedroom, it will be perfect for sitting on a shelf next to her bed. Being a December baby some snuggly knitwear is always good and Ellie really likes bright and fun clothing. Bernie and the Beanpole have some amazingly cheerful and cosy hats, snoods and even headbands which I know she'll love.
I've also had my eye on this pom pom jumper from Boden and snapped it up for her in their recent 30% sale. It's even nicer in real life and will go with so much of what she already has. Ellie is stationary mad and always writing or drawing something. I popped into Paperchase and they had some amazing unicorn bits and bobs which were just perfect. Ellie really loves creating things and last year at the school fair she bought a pre loved box of Aquabeads. She asks to make them all the time so we have bought her this Aqua beads Beginners Studio everything she needs to make whatever she likes!
We always ask the girls if there is anything they would like for their birthday and Ellie mentioned A Furby Connect. If you're not familiar with them they are interactive pets which connect to an app for additional play value and I think she'll have loads of fun with it. Ellie has grown out of playing with baby dolls but still really likes playing imaginatively with little figures. I love this Autumn leaves Lottie Doll which the perfect next step for her. Modelled on a child and with emphasis on adventure and the outdoors she's a great companion for a six year old.
Finally I've bought Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, a book I've heard so much about and one which I hope will inspire Ellie to reach for the stars and be whatever she wants to be. I'm really looking forward to reading this to her at bedtime.
I hope that has given you a little bit of inspiration.
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