From personalised purses to rocket cushions and superhero portraits, nickynackynoo offers an inspiring collection of gifts for the young and young at heart.
Living in the middle of a forest in rural Sussex with my husband and three energetic boys, sewing and designing are my escape to a gentler world of pink, glitter and Liberty of London fabrics. But I create gifts for boys just as much as girls, otherwise my children would revolt – hence the rockets and superheroes in my designs.
nickynackynoo began as an antidote to the plastic tat available on the high street when shopping for party gifts. I wanted my children to arrive at parties bearing beautiful, creative, fun presents and when I couldn't find what I wanted at an affordable price, I decided to make my own. Now, years later, I still love seeing the delight on children's faces when they open the presents I've designed and made for them. And when a mother tells me her daughter took her Liberty print cushion to her first sleepover, or that her son slept with his new personalised water bottle that night because it was his favourite present, I know I've done my job!
The Liberty of London range of personalised purses, pencil cases, make-up bags and hot water bottles appeal to all ages - from little ones, through to "tweens" and adults. Boys are equally thrilled with my superhero range, including mugs and water bottles - great favourites of my boys and their friends. I hope my ideas make your present shopping more enjoyable.