Revealing the WINNERS of this year's Junior Design Awards...
Junior Design Awards 2017 for Best Toy/ Gift Retailer
Knowing where to snap up the best gifts for kids and parents isn't a skill, it's all down to priceless information that we are willing to share. Lean in and find out who stocks the best toys and presents in the country...
THE PLATINUM AWARD FOR BEST TOY/GIFT RETAILER IS... LITTLE FLORENCE
Little Florence's bespoke illustrations are an antidote to awkward family photos where one of the brood is bound to have red eyes, a misshapen jumper, a stain on their shirt or be pulling such a grimace that even Photoshop would need a dark room to lie down in.
Showcasing the skilful work of artist Katie Randall, these warm and intimate portraits reveal families in their best possible light with their favourite things around them making for a truly personal and stylish print that everyone will be proud to have displayed on the sideboard.
As well as family gatherings Little Florence can do any range of portraits including nursery classes, wedding couples as well as individuals. Our judges felt that a Little Florence print would be a treasured keepsake for any family and makes the perfect special gift.
THE GOLD AWARD FOR BEST TOY/GIFT RETAILER IS... LOBELLA LOVES
If you're looking for something truly lovely to give to a new baby, a unique birthday present or just a final flourish for the nursery, brand new online kids emporium Lobella Loves should be your first port of call.
A gorgeous edit of gifts, toys, party accessories and homewares that all have to meet the owner Jo Love's high benchmarks of quality, beauty and a touch of the extraordinary.
As well as stocking a fabulous selection of products, the charity element of the business really touched our judges who were very impressed by Jo's commitment to giving a percentage of every sale she makes to charities which support women with postnatal depression - a condition she herself suffered with in the past.
This is truly a treasure trove with heart.
THE SILVER AWARD FOR BEST TOY/GIFT RETAILER IS... SCOUT & CO.
We love shopping at Scout & Co as do many of our judges who rated the website highly for its stylish presentation and great mix of decor, gifts and toys.
With a dedicated 'Gifts for Mamas' section and an extremely useful 'Gift Ideas' section which filters according to age and price, this site makes finding the perfect gift a doddle so you can put your feet up and browse all the lovely things that you might quite like for yourself!
THE JOINT BRONZE AWARD FOR BEST TOY/GIFT RETAILER IS... HEDGEHOG
If you're looking for beautiful, well crafted gifts with a hand finished, vintage feel then this site will be your go to present parlour.
From stocking filler style buys like wicker birds nests, animal masks and tin whistles to larger scale presents with wow factor like hazel play castles as well as one-off vintage treasures that will make you look like a professional flea market hunter, this a site to bookmark.
THE JOINT BRONZE AWARD FOR BEST TOY/GIFT RETAILER IS... LITTLE CITIZENS BOUTIQUE
From the moment you enter this website there is a real sense of magic. Floating yellow bubbles cascading down the screen and bold cartoon graphics signal the fun and eclectic feel of the stock you'll find here.
The book selection is fantastic, featuring a whole range of titles that Junior would love to dip into and the range of toys is incredibly well thought out and varied, focusing on creativity and stimulating the imagination.
Definitely a great destination when you're in need of giftspiration!