So you missed Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales but you still have Christmas presents to buy. Whenever I can I like to buy from small business. I like handmade products. I also like products that are a bit different from what you might find on the high street, especially multicultural products. However, I’ve noticed that its easier to find multicultural gifts for girls than for boys. I hope that by next Christmas the scales will balance between what is on offer for girls and what is on offer for boys.

Once again I’ve trawled the internet and I found a selection of brands in the UK that celebrate diversity and/or craftsmanship. I’ve also included a few brands I’ve reviewed for in the past and some I know personally. This is my ‘alternative’ gift list for Christmas 2014, for children under 10 years old:

  •  LEKKAMRAT Soft Doll

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/40196298/

 

  • You & Me Happy Together Dolls Family – Ethnic

http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Dolls-Houses-and-Accessories/You-and-Me-Happy-Together-Dolls-Family-Ethnic(0129130)

 

  •  Beautiful Rainbow World music- CD

http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-Rainbow-World-Daria/dp/B000IONN2U/ref=ntt_mus_ep_dpi_3

 

  •  Pretty Girlz Rock Duffle Bag

http://www.prettygirlzrock.co.uk/shop/4581143825/pgr-duffle-bag/8426335

 

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  • Little Naturals Mug

http://uneekflair.co.uk/mugs/

 

  • Checiegirl Creations Crocheted Hair Accessories

http://checiegirl.wix.com/checiegirl-creations#!hair-accessories/c1mgv

 

  • Bino and Fino African Educational Cartoon- DVD

http://www.binoandfino.com/buy-dvd-1/

 

  •  Isossy Children Clothing

http://www.isossychildren.com/shop.aspx

  • Yohance and the Dinosaurs- story book

http://www.afrotoys.com/Yohance_and_the_Dinosaurs/p499854_2266104.aspx

 

Message to small businesses, please have some social media presence, at very least a website. Over the last year I found a few brands that I liked, while attending natural hair events etc, but there’s no website  or  a Facebook page that allows prospective customer to order from the page. For 2015 work towards having some social media presence so more people can see your amazing products.

Readers and dear friends, happy shopping and Seasons Greetings! Be sure to let me now if you discover handmade or multicultural products for boys.

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