Coral Atkinson is an endless source of inspiration, both via her personal Instagram, @coral.atkinson, and her company one, @velveteen_babies. The latter is home to some seriously cute and much-imitated kids room decor – including the Insta-famous droplet garland – and is a prime spot to start your Christmas shopping. But where does an influencer/maker shop for festive gifts? We find out the brands and products set to make Coral’s season merry and bright.
This year more than ever I’ve spent time consciously selecting gifts from small businesses – and I’m over the moon to present my festive gift ideas and suggestions alongside this beautiful Jamie leather backpack by Jem & Bea. Not only does it offer all the essential functions of a changing bag, it’ll also take you through years of raising children and every adventure along the way.

Gifts for Grown-Ups
First up are the Eleanor Bowmer mugs. I’m a sucker for a good leopard print and these look great with a metal coffee tin from Grind in perfect blush tones.

No Christmas is complete without a beautiful scented candle and I love the scents and natural wax candles from Our Lovely Goods. They’re perfect for pampering, which is so important to restore balance during these stressful times – as are the sleep-routine products from Bloom and Blossom. A lovely indulgent gift.

Updating the home with lovely things from small businesses is a great gift idea too. I recommend prints by the wonderful Hannah Carvell, quirky houseplants and succulents in glazed terracotta pots from Prick London, and the sweetest house candle-holder from The Little House Shop. Also included here is the Radar candle-holder from Janet Bell Gallery.

The photography book (by Henry Carroll, from all good bookshops) is full of brilliant hints and tips, and makes an ideal stocking filler.

A pretty vase (this circular one is from Cooee) aways makes a lovely gift idea; team one with a bright bunch of everlasting dried flowers from For Keeps

Colourful Gifts for kids
No Christmas is complete without some Polar Post magic in the form of a beautifully scripted letter from Father Christmas, indulgent chocolate bars from the elves, and festive prints for the home.
We’re huge fans of the Little People Big Dreams books and I’ve stowed away some new ones for Barney this Christmas.
A set of wooden trees by Raduga Grez adds colour to any shelf or play-scene, as does a Velveteen Babies droplet garland, fun wooden toy cars by Kiko and GG and this stylish rainbow abacus from Istome.
If a new dressing gown is on its way for snuggling, then hanging it in style with one of My Red Hand Gang kids hangers is a stylish and fun way to show it off.
For a lovely stocking-filler, look no further than this handmade doll from Rosie Girl you could match it up with one of the heroes from the Little People Big Dreams Books.
Pastel Gifts for Kids 
A timeless gift for any shelf is the series of classic children’s stories in pastel rainbow covers by Wordsworth Originals, and the most festive of books ‘A Time for Magic’ by Polar Post. 
Little ones will love the tactile nature of this basket of wooden mushrooms from Istome, as well as the pretty wicker teapot-house and cup from The Hoppi Hippo. It will beautify any toy kitchen or shelf, and is great for Maileg Mice to live in – our mouse is from Scandiborn. Add a bit of sparkle year-round with a wall adorned with Velveteen Babies‘ pastel droplet garland and a pretty heirloom hand-painted apple by Peep + Co.
I have so much love for Oli Ella’s Dinkum Dolls and this year ‘Birdie’ has come to us for Willa’s Christmas present. She has a sparkly crown (available separately, also from Olli Ella) to match our beautiful glittering dress-up crown by Fable Heart.
Finally, for pretty stocking-fillers, I love hair accessories – as well as this pretty rainbow wand by Rockahula and the sweetest pastel unicorn tree decorations by Meri Meri.