Rather than creating a gift guide this year, benefiting only a handful of local businesses, we have decided to dedicate an entire section of the website to local makers and businesses to showcase their high-quality products for children.
Little Devon’s Christmas Market showcases an array of beautiful gift ideas perfect for the kids with categories such as Nursery décor, Clothing, Toys, Books, Meal & Bath Time, Crafts, Outdoors, Subscriptions, Education, Personalised, Christmas Shop, Bricks & Mortar Shop & Mum’s Dad’s and Grandparents. With high-quality goods, there is sure to be the perfect gift for your little ones and maybe a little something for mum/dad too! All that and each business has happily given our readers a #LittleDevonDiscount.
Let’s get FESTIVE.
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I’m a mum of one and my business began as a hobby when he was born as I needed something for me. As time passed my business grew and developed to where I am now. I now sell on Etsy, Amazon Handmade & And So To Shop. My aim is to create beautiful accessories for nurseries and bedrooms.
September Girl Designs was only created this year as a result of having more time at home and filling all the spaces on my own walls with my wall hangings! Each wooden item is hand-painted with great love and care by me and with many different styles and patterns I’m sure there is something to suit everyone, whether its just to hang on the wall as it is, for nursery decor or for part of a picture/feature wall, the possibilities are endless! There is always a selection of ready made wall hangings or plaques available and I am always happy to take on custom orders. I also have a selection of wooden star Christmas tree decorations available at the moment. If you would like to order anything or make an enquiry please direct message me on instagram.
I make crochet wall art using gorgeous hand dyed yarns, from the mini 10cm mandalas to 70cm pieces of statement yarn wall art. I also sell kits so you can make your own mandalas. With gorgeous colours and intricate patterns there is something to add colour to any home!
Ez-sip is an idea I had when my daughter was transitioning from bottle to cup. I wanted to skip all the cups with spouts, straws and miracle valves, but going straight to an open cup meant a lot of splashes and spills!
Ez-sip is a reusable, spout free, soft and stretchy lid that stretches to fit over your cups. Made from 100% food grade silicone and BPA free. Stops the splashes, lessens the spills, and gives the real feeling of drinking out of an open cup. The simple design makes it easy to clean and it’s dishwasher safe.
Ez-sip is a great way to encourage your little one to start drinking from an open cup. Great for little ones making that transition, perfect for busy toddlers, and for anyone else who may need a helping hand.
I set up Harrison Belle as a way for good quality baby and children’s clothes to stay out of landfill, continue their life and be loved by another small person and that’s what we do; we sell good quality preloved designer and high street baby & childrens clothes up to 75% less than the retail price. It’s a win win; you’re saving money, getting some fabulous new clothes and helping the planet!
We offer an easy way to buy new to you clothes for your little one simply and without the fuss of trawling through masses of ebay / Facebook listings trying to finding the right thing!
We ship all over the UK and new stock is frequently being added. All our items are lovingly packaged up in our sustainable packaging and sent direct to you.
We also buy your unwanted clothes as well!
So whether you are buying, selling or just simply browsing, welcome to Harrison Belle, we’re a small business run by me and my two sidekicks.
PST is a Devon based craft company specialising in craft kits, craft parties, workshops & tuition. Our craft kits are perfect for a lockdown craft project, gift ideas or Christmas fun for all the family. We have a range of 10 Christmas themed products and 10 standards kits. All of which are Pom Pom or Tassel themed and make Pom Pom animals or decorations. All of our kits are designed and handmade from our Devon studio. They contain a Pom Pom maker which is reusable so you can continue the Pom Pom fun after the kit too! All of the packaging and inside of the kit is either reusable or recyclable. The kits have been CE marked for safety purposes and are advised for children age 5+. Teens and adults love Pom Pom making too! Shop craft kits below and make sure to use our discount code.
Mamma with a Cuppa is a supportive Self care platform for mums. Supporting new mums and mums that are looking to improve there wellbeing and feel more empowered. We have just launched our Mamma’s Treat Boxes, that are designed for New Mums to have a little treat, along with some much needed quality branded essentials and of course a good old cuppa! The perfect gift for a Mum that needs a treat this Christmas. Treat Boxes are fully customisable.
Kindness, generosity, fun and fairness to people and planet are FunFair’s core business values. Oh, and sharing happiness of course!
Press pause on a world of busyness and chat about the magic of the little things in life. Our children’s interactive and colourful picture story books are designed for sharing, to support parents in helping children develop a lifelong love of books, whilst learning life skills and having fun reading. We use rhyme, puzzles, humour and open questions to make it EASY for parents, teachers and carers to help children:
* Have fun reading * Explore positive themes – like wellbeing, growth mindset and empathy * Talk about their thoughts, ideas and feelings * Enjoy the shared and connective experience of reading together *
Ginger Zebra is about creating kindness because life is hard enough! It’s a curated selection of gifts for adults and kids some fun and colourful presents and some beautifully hand crafted goods. Kids gifts range from selected book titles to bug activity boxes. I believe in spreading kindness and being thoughtful and hopefully this is shared through the website.
Dartmoorbeasties were born 2 years ago as part of an arts council funded community art project in Moretonhampstead. As an entertainment and event artist my larger artworks are an inspiration for the smaller pieces, promoting and celebrating creative play with a ‘do-it-yourself’/street-art ethos for adults and children alike. Whilst these pieces draw on urban underground art and comic-book monsters, they bring this into conversation with local Devon myths of pixies and ‘little people’, reimagining them for the 21st century. These Limited edition prints on 180gsm paper are designed to cope with all colouring mediums and to be rolled out and shared as often as you like.
If you have visited Salcombe during the summer, you may have taken a ride on the South Sands Ferry or at least spotted this colourful little boat as it travels to and from Salcombe town to South Sands beach.
Julia Craig has written a fun short story for children which is a perfect stocking filler and souvenir of Salcombe holidays. Beautifully – and humorously – illustrated by Rob Buchan and with 5% of net proceeds donated to the RNLI (RRP £6.99).
Just direct message our Instagram or Facebook page quoting LittleDevon15 to order your copy.
Hello! I’m an illustration graduate from Plymouth University, and I now work as a freelance illustrator specialising in children’s markets! I have illustrated a series of children’s books, and also sell cards and prints in my online shop (etsy). I’m a committed Christian, I love the outdoors, and anything to do with animals!
Mooselet & Co is a small business selling a range of wall art for nurseries and children’s bedrooms. Based in Ottery St. Mary in Devon, every design is illustrated, printed and packed in house by chief designer Steph. Many of our designs can be personalised including our popular range of initial prints. We absolutely love bright colours, patterns and animals!
We also offer custom colours on our prints so if have something specific in mind for a colour scheme please get in contact and we’d be happy to help.
Inspired by a spontaneous encounter with a tired bee, we created the Bee Revival Kit. Knowing how important bees are and how dangerously they are in decline, we wanted to do something to help. This is when we began designing a keyring to be readily available for the next time you meet a bee in need. Thanks to our wonderful ‘VIBs’ we launched in July 2019 and our kits have travelled all over the world, raising awareness for the importance of our precious pollinators!
Very quickly after launching we realised it had become a very popular gift to help spread awareness, empowering individuals of all ages to make a difference. We began offering a ‘gift-wrapping’ service to deliver direct to loved ones with personal messages.
Our range has now flourished to include adventure rucksacks and bee hotels – to encourage connecting with nature outside.
Clare Elsom is a children’s author and illustrator. She is the creator of the young fiction series Horace & Harriet, and has illustrated dozens of other popular children’s books. Throughout 2020 Clare has been indulging her obsession with dinosaurs, working on a series of illustrations and content under the hashtag #fringedinosaur, and the resulting artwork is now available in a beautiful, colourful A-Z print. A perfect Christmas gift for dinosaur lovers big and small!
JECO was established in 2017 by Justine, initially producing a small number of handmade children’s clothes which were sold to support fundraising efforts for Force Cancer Charity.
The business has been growing year on year and JECO now offers a larger range of children’s clothes which are ethically produced by a GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified manufacturer in India. All the designs are created by Justine using watercolours.
Nature and fantasy form the inspiration for our prints. Featuring animals and bugs, mermaids and dino’s, there is something for everyone. Most prints also come in two colours, making them great for twinning!
Bonjour, we created some fun resources to learn French with your children! We have a range of 3 different set of Flashcards game and 3 colouring map to learn French with Bisou, our mascot. We are running some Baby and Toddler French classes in Devon and Somerset but our resources are from birth to adult, you will see, learning French can be easy!
I am a modern watercolour artist specialising in ocean and wildlife art inspired by living by the coast in Devon. I am passionate about animals and try to raise awareness of endangered species through my artwork.
I donate between 10% and 50% of profits to conservation charities and use biodegradable and compostable packaging for my work.
I make hand-embroidered fabric hoops, often personalised, for all occasions. Many of my commissions are for new babies or for nursery decor, featuring a child’s name or initial, and adapted to fit a particular colour scheme or style.
I hope you enjoy my painted pebbles and story stone collection. These hand painted pebbles are great for story telling with children. My bright and playful pebbles make a joyful, educational and tactile gift. Designed and painted to order themes include weather, farm, inspirational words, bugs and emotions. I also paint popular children’s book characters such as The Gruffallo, Peppa pig, Frozen and Room on the broom. Pebbles can be custom made at request for birthday, wedding, new home or words and images of choice. I am an illustrator, living in Totnes and also a Nurse at Torbay hospital. I am passionate about art and have been drawing from a very early age. Most recently I have been inspired by my nephew and his love for animals and dinosaurs!
After the birth of my son, Wilf I really struggled to find any colourful, fun and functional clothes for him. So I started to make them! Four years on and I make a range of colourful clothes for children from at my dining table in South Devon. All of the clothes I make are well tested on my own children before I sell them, because if I am not confident in the clothes I make, why should you?
Learning support for parents of children aged 2-7. Em and Vix created Every Day’s a School Day to take away the worry and frustration for parent’s about early learning for their child. As teachers and Mums their online courses and kits give parents easy to understand information, activity ideas and create confidence in their child’s learning.
Hello! I am Emily, I am a youth worker by ‘trade’ but have always had a passion for writing, illustration and looking after our beautiful planet and the wildlife that lives here. When I had my daughter in 2018, I felt this would be a good opportunity to write my first Children’s book to help inspire Children to fall in love with the natural world and learn how to protect it. So ‘Hilda’s Forest’ was born! All about a hero hedgehog called Hilda who helps her friends become free from human litter. Throughout the remainder of my maternity leave, I learnt all about self publishing (not an easy job!) and in December 2018, I picked up my very first print run of ‘Hilda’s’ ready to share with friends, family and hopefully a wider audience. I now have three children’s books, the second; ‘Otto’s Ocean’ is also designed to encourage Children to love, respect and protect our planet and the third ‘Betty the Bee, what makes me- ME!’, which I released this summer, is designed to help children and their adults to explore emotions and mindsets- really important at the moment I feel! All of my books (when purchased from my website) are printed sustainably in the UK on FSC certified paper- Hilda and Otto are also printed on recycled paper so they are about as eco as you can get! All books can be signed and dedicated to the little person of your choice. Thank you for reading and I hope you like my little books!
Little Devon Discount: I can’t add a discount code function to my website as I use paypal buttons to check out. I am looking into this now so it might change. If people email or DM me stating ‘Little Devon’ I can offer a 20% discount on anything not already on offer!
I’m mama of 2 mini humans. I was inspired by them in a way to open Izzy and Bear as I could never find anything I liked personalised for them that didn’t come with a huge price tag! My aim is to keep Izzy and Bear as affordable as possible so that everyone can enjoy personalised, fully customisable clothing without paying a silly price!
I’m Kirstyn, I’m 28 and I have 2 boys and a fiancé who were my inspiration to start my business. I’m very lucky that my ‘main’ job as a gymnastics coach is very flexible, however having my own little business will give me that extra income to treat my family. I have developed a real passion for releasing new designs as well as personalising clothing with names and I’m always looking for new product ideas.
I can help you find the right story or non fiction book, sticker book, puzzle or card game from almost 3000 to choose from. There’s a range of themes (unicorns, fairies, mermaids, dinosaurs, animals, bugs, farm, zoo, cars and other vehicles, and so much more). There’s books for babies right up to young adults. I have lots of special offers and competitions running on my Facebook page, along with weekly story time for children to share some of these fab books. If you host an online party (it’s not a video call, just a Facebook event) you can earn free books for yourself. To get the little Devon Discount for the book ranges included, or for any of the special offers on my facebook page, you’d need to order via contacting me and I’ll place your order, as it’s not possible to add a code via my website.
I taught myself embroidery when I was on maternity leave and it gave me something positive to focus on ‘for me’. Since then I’ve enjoyed getting more creative and making things that seem popular particularly with fellow mums such as felt ball items. I’m especially loving making Christmas things because it’s my favourite time of year.
As new mum of my little girl I have been inspired to finally open my own little shop. As a family we love the beach and boho rustic styling and I love to create new designs. I create rustic boho little gifts great for Christmas Eve box fillers and stocking fillers and personalised boho decor for nursery’s which I love creating.
At Bobbin & Bee we create custom handmade baby and toddler clothes, accessories for kids and adults and quality nappy wallets. Only launched in November 220, we are always updating our size ranges, product list and fabric choices!
We are a small Exeter start up business with a big mission to bring family & friends back together this Christmas with Slightly Different Zoom Parties.
We like nothing better than meeting up with our nearest and dearest in a busy, bustling pub on Christmas Eve and chatting about the year gone by, or a big family Christmas get together filled with love and laughter. So when it started to become clear that Christmas 2020 was going to be quite different with no heaving pubs and quite possibility no big family gathering we set about making a product that could bring friends and family together in a slightly different way.
Introducing The Slightly Different Party Boxes.
At the end of what has been an extremely challenging year for so many, we want to bring friends and family back together for evenings full of laughter.
Slightly Different Christmas and New Year Zoom Parties let the celebrations continue and make the perfect Christmas 2020 gift! What better present than an evening of laughter with your nearest and dearest?
Indy and the Whale was set up nearly two years ago now, shortly after the birth of my first son, as I struggled to find ethically made clothing in the warm, muted natural tones that appealed to me. We import some of our favourite parent owned brands from around the world, most commonly Australia and New Zealand and place them in our curated collection of baby and children’s pieces inspired by natural tones and fabrics. We mostly provide clothing from newborn to 5 years but have started also stocking bowl and spoon sets and decor items too, and would love to branch into toys and books soon.
I hand-make clothing and accessories from newborn to adult in bright and colourful fabrics. I am a mum of 2 who was fed up with boring and plain clothes in the shops. I wanted unisex and fun, so that’s when I started making my own. All items are handmade by me from start to finish and can be made exactly to requirements.
I design and hand-blend natural, therapeutic products in South Devon to bring wellbeing and harmony to your every day. I believe in harnessing the power of nature to nurture us and using traditional artisan techniques, I carefully create essential oil blends that are kind to your body, as well as the environment.
Little Bay Crafts is a collection of colourful and gifts and home decor.
My name is Tracy, and I founded Little Bay in 2019 at the kitchen table of our family home in Devon, England. My aim is to create beautiful products that are full of colour to brighten your day and make you smile. All my items are handmade by me with love, care and attention to detail.
I value the environment and try to reduce my impact on it as much as possible. All the packaging I use is plastic free, I source the majority of my supplies locally from two amazing fabric shops within walking distance of my home and my sewing machine and iron are powered by the solar panels on our roof. These are all small things I know but it’s often the small things that are so important.
Thank you for reading and for taking an interest in my small business. I hope you like my products!
My name is Laura Loft and I am a Music Creator & Educator based in Exeter. All my products are Music Wellbeing Resources for Children (although they have translated well for some adults too!) plus I have a selection of other musical delights.
My book ‘Big Emotions: Mindful Music For Little People’ has been beautifully and thoughtfully created with designs from Nia Gould. It is a preventative tool for children to help recognise their big emotions and learn how to regulate through using music. It follows Little Boy and his Cat through his core emotions of excitement, surprise, fear, disgust, anger, sadness, trust and joy.
It comes with a free audio book, originally composed soundtrack and ‘I Am Calm’ interactive song.
I sell Books, Flash Cards and Mindful Colouring plus the Big Emotions Song Book will launch soon!
I want to support young people’s mental health by promoting ‘It’s Ok To Have Big Emotions’.
I love creating cards and prints to help people connect with those they love and share some joy and smiles together.
If you’re apart from loved ones physically, send them a card or a print to lighten their day. The “welcome little one” cards are perfect for sending to families welcoming new little lives into the world.
These prints are a perfect addition to a nursery and commissions are available.
Hello! I am a mum of 2 living in Exeter. I make greeting cards inspired by my daughters art work, the local area, the seasons…. I like to be colourful to cheer people up! You can choose 6 designs for £6 including postage 🙂 I’ll be adding more cards to my shop over the next couple of weeks.
We sell art prints, tote bags, t-shirts and more featuring the biggest and best musical artists and bands from the 1950s all the way through to present day. All of our designs are hand designed and designed in our city centre studio in Exeter. All of our artwork is available in 2 different sizes and either frames or unframed. We also have an array of different t-shirts and tote bags.
Adventure Boy was inspired by our two adventurous little boys and their love of the outdoors (and mud. All the mud). We design and sell organic, eco friendly, fair wear clothing and accessories for little adventurers off on big adventures. Every design is hand drawn and then turned in to a digital format for printing using vegan inks. All inspired by the great outdoors and a spirit of adventure. We cater for ages 3-14 (and for grown ups too!)