The Owl & The Pussycat Christmas Gift Guide: Little Men
The Owl & the Pussycat’s children’s department is affectionately called ‘The Little O&P’ and it features clothes, gifts and toys from new-borns to 12/14-year olds. Buying gifts for boys I think is a little trickier that gifts for girls, but I think we have come up with a few that will offer inspiration for you.
The Outerwear hoodie from Spanish brand Mayoral is an absolute marvel. Here’s why – at some point every boy (and girl these days – yikes) will want to wear a hoodie! I know, I feel your pain, especially when you are trying to go out to see the parents or ‘in-laws’ for a smart meal. And have you tried to convince a hoodie loving boy to fit a waterproof coat over his hoodie because it’s tipping down with rain and you don’t want to present a bedraggled, wet grandson to your family? Well, Mayoral have hit the nail on the head here. The Outerwear hoodie is smart – really smart! It’s warm, it’s snuggly, it looks cool (trust me I’ve accosted many a boy that braves to come near me in the shop to ask) and, best of all, it’s waterproof! Yes, I know! So, as gifts for boys go this will tick all boxes. It’s a hoodie for him, it’s waterproof for you and it’s smart for his grandparents! Trust me you’ll be very glad of this addition to his wardrobe.
We have a selection of smart shirts for boys hanging on the rails for Sunday lunches and special occasions like a Christmas shirt but we all stock a lot of casual tops and T-shirts for boys too, conscious that they love to mess about. Mayoral is good quality, stands the rough and tumble and looks good all at the same time so I’ve chosen this bright snowboarding top at gift number two. All cool dudes want to snowboard like the guy featured on this great red long sleeve top. With a round neckline and made from the softest stretchy cotton, the top will move with you little man keeping him comfy whilst looking cool. The snowboard is holographic too which will delight on Christmas morning.
Look cool & stay a little bit safer without even knowing it with these blue light glasses. Great for iPads, laptops etc. Blue Light eyewear collection were created to protect our eyes from the harmful rays of artificial light projected by media devices such as, laptops, cell phones, and TVs. The Blue Light emitted by these screens can cause damage to your eyes, generate eye strain, headaches, and sleep disorders. Children are more vulnerable because their lens' are less effective at filtering out Blue Light, increasing the risk of Macular Degeneration. SHADEZ Blue Light glasses have been clinically proven to reduce these risks. Ideal for indoor use, lowlight, and at night.
The ones we think do the trick and are therefore a good gift for boys were developed by Swiss parents who saw a growing need for fashion-forward kid’s eyeglasses with optimal protection and durability the concept was born. They are trendy, bendy and therefore durable.
Here’s s little stocking filler for boys – perfect for the crazy football fans! A tabletop version of the bestselling visual memory game. The object of the game is to look at the card for 10 seconds and then answer a question on the roll of a die. If you answer the question correctly you keep the card. The player with the most cards at the end wins. This is great fun for all the family. It's fast-paced and educational. Perfect for children in Key Stage 2. We also stock other categories – we have ‘The World’ and ‘Animals’ too.
Last but not least – everyone needs someone to snuggle at Christmas – especially this one! So, here’s a cheeky chap Rolbie Reindeer that will tick the box as a gift for a boy that’s cool enough for a young man. Whilst being soft enough for a little boy and those of us that now have big boys (I mean almost 18+) will know that they remain a combination of both for a good while yet!
Ho Ho Ho!
Rolbie Reindeer is a roly-poly rascal, in shaggy-soft latte fur! With a snoozy expression, butterscotch face and cocoa snoot, hooves and antlers, this festive fuzzball is hard not to hug! Curl up and dream of sweet sleigh bells!
Tiggy & the team x