Christmas Posting Dates – 2015

Those lovely lads and lasses at Royal Mail have published their latest recommended posting dates. This doesn’t take in to account the dramas we have in the UK – you know, snow, leaves on the line, etc. Please order early. We do a Post Office run once a day Monday to Friday, everything is sent first class except heavy items. Heavy items are couriered and picked up the next working day after you order IF you order before 8pm. The courier normally takes between 3 and 5 days but isn’t guaranteed. If you would like a next day or guaranteed service, please leave an order note and we will get in touch re: additional costs.

Our last post will be on the 21st December – please get your order in BEFORE 11.00am to be included.

We’ll post again on the 30th and will be back to normal, daily posting on the 4th January. If you have a question, please drop us an email to:

Last Posting Date Destination
HM Forces mail – (BFPO)
Friday 27th November Operational BFPOs
Friday 11th December Static BFPOs
International Standard (formerly Airmail) and all International Tracking & Signature Services
Friday 4th December Africa, Middle East
Monday 7th December Cyprus, Asia, Far East, Japan, Eastern Europe (ex. Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)
Tuesday 8th December Caribbean, Central & South America
Thursday 10th December Greece, Australia, New Zealand
Monday 14th December Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland
Tuesday 15th December Canada, Finland, Sweden, USA
Wednesday 16th December Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Portugal, Spain
Thursday 17th December France
Friday 18th December Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland
UK services
Saturday 19th December UK 2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For®

Monday 21st December

UK 1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For®

Wednesday 23rd December Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®

Easter bunnies

Happy easter!

The Easter weekend is nearly upon us (hooray!) and we’ve got bunny gifts galore for all your little ones.

Got a baby bunny with teeth coming through? How about a cute CwtchBugs bunny ears teether, £10? Little one love dressing up? Our Babooshka bunny ears headband is the perfect pressie – and they’re just £4.95. Rebecca Kiff’s squishy rabbit softies, £20 each, are sure to be loved by all Flopsy and Mopsy fans and are suitable from birth.

And finally, the latest addition to the Bambino Goodies range, this rabbit pendant on Liberty print cord, £14.50, is already being coveted by the BG kiddos. Here’s hoping the Easter bunny brings them one!



Daydreamer, lost in dreams
Sewn all together with the magic seams

– John Fullbright

If you, or your little legged ones, are daydreamers you are going to LOVE the latest addition to the BG range: Daydreamer badges. And – dreams do come true – they’re only 75p each.

Daydreamer Badges

Perfect little treat or reward and great to pop in a card or party bag. Look out for more in this range soon. Need more than we have in stock? No problem. Just drop us a message and we will get a custom order made up for you.




I was browsing the shop the other day and I realised we’d never actually blogged about our amazing Animalesque headdresses. Well, let’s remedy that right now, shall we? Handmade by textile artist Sara Lowes, I can’t tell you how fabulous they are.

I first spotted them on a stall at a fair in Brighton’s Open Market and I hadn’t seen anything like them before – they really are stunning and look super-cute on little ones. This year’s Camp Bestival theme is The Wild and I have a friend’s ‘Mad Hatter’ 40th birthday party to go to, so I’ve actually ordered myself an owl headdress to wear (the bird ones fit adults, too). I’m pretty sure there will be photos, so I’ll post a pic.

We’ve got foxes, cats and penguins as well, but stocks are running low, so if you’ve got your heart set on one, click soon.

Happy New… Stock!

Happy New Year, everyone! We’re back after a lovely break – hope you all had a relaxing festive period. We’ve welcomed in 2015 with some fab new products, so thought we’d show them to you.


First up, we have Hannah Stevens’ sweet space-themed mirrors – at just £3 each for Saturn or a friendly spaceman, they’re a bargain. Then, there’s our new range of traditional wooden toys from The Wooden Toy Shop in the Czech Republic – they’re real classics, designed to be handed down, but not tough on your wallet. Need some dressing up inspiration? Look no further than Big Bird’s Boutique‘s colourful fabric crowns – made exclusively for Shop BG. Last, but not least, there’s the fox and bunny headbands by Liverpool-based Babooshka Babooshka – so cute, great for imaginative play and under a fiver!

We’ve got lots of new goodies coming in all the time – we’ll keep you posted. Plus, we’ll be introducing you to some of our designers. Stay tuned…

One Week Down!


Our little shop has been open for a week now, and we have been humbled by your support. Thanks for all the love (and orders!)

So, what have you been buying? Top of the list – almost everyone has added a couple to their bag – are the super-cool and pocket-friendly ribbon wands. The vibrant ribbon wand has had a few more orders than the bright ribbon wand, but it’s pretty much neck and neck. With Christmas stocking stuffers being snapped up during the countdown to Christmas, we’re sure to see a few more fly off our virtual shelves. At just £1.50 you can understand why!

Shop BG Products

Talking of stocking stuffers, the next big sellers are our temporary tattoos. Our favourites, the Insect Tattoos, have been selling well, but it’s the Nautical and Pirate ones that are the most popular. They’re just £1.50 for two, too. We have lots of other tattoos, too, including our Dinosaur pack – amateur palaeontologists and Jurassic Park devotees are sure to love these!

When it comes to bigger products we have a runaway winner – the 5-in-1 Playbox. It is a brilliant and fabulously versatile box of delights (my own little lad will be finding one under the Christmas tree). The great thing about it is that it does so much but is really compact. And it’s only £19.95. Winner!

The next big seller has been our cool monochrome play tent. Again, it’s easy to see why. It’s brilliant in both form and function and at £43.95 it’s an absolute steal! We only have two left at the moment – so grab one before they go.



Christmas Shipping & Store Closure

Just a reminder. The last posting date for Christmas deliveries is Saturday 13th December for Europe and Saturday 20th December for the UK. Please contact us for details of other destinations.

The shop will close between Sunday 21st and Sunday 28th December. Orders placed during this time will not be shipped until Monday 29th December.

Please note Christmas post dates are as advised by Royal Mail. We cannot be held liable for delays due to this busy time of the year. Our advice is to order early!

We wish you a very Happy Christmas and hope your festivities are fun-filled.

Nat, Lu & Claire x