Whether you’ve left things absolutely to the last second and need a gift for a child, godchild or little loved one who adores travelling, or you want gift inspiration for upcoming celebrations, Gigi Brooks is our latest favourite discovery. Founded by Hollywood interior designer Kimberley Green, Gigi Brooks offers some stunning nursery and children’s lifestyle goods that, quite frankly, we would use ourselves if it all came in grown-up sizes. Upon returning to England, mother-of-three Kimberley found herself flummoxed by what she perceived to be a lack of well-made, creative children’s goods. While Gigi Brooks is known mainly for manufacturing stunning furniture, it also produces some gorgeous pieces that make ideal gifts for even the smallest of world travellers. Here are a few of our favourite things….
BROWN LEATHER FLIGHTCASE STORAGE WITH STAND, £925
Look at that design. Need we say more?
THE APPLE A DAY VANITY CASE, £145
Whether you use this for storing nappies and wipes inside a nappy bag or for in-flight toddler snacks, we adore the apple a day motif and full flower calfskin.
BABY PANDA TRAVEL CASE, £476
As first travel cases go, this leather beauty is perfect. The black-and white striped lining is water-resistant and comes with perfectly-sized pouches for toys, snacks and clothes: little travellers will adore this.
BLUE HERCULE TRAVELLING BLANKET AND PILLOW, £96
Pure cotton and replete with a design we covet, this is the ideal way to handle tiny travellers. All parents know how useful it is travelling with blankets and pillows little ones already love. It settles them anywhere – from airport seats to unknown villa bedrooms – and this is a beautiful unisex design that would work for either boys or girls bound for far-flung destinations. Chances are they’ll use it at home, too.
DANNY THE DINOSAUR WHEELIE BAG, £98
Made with heavy-duty nylon, this wheelie bag can be dragged from boat to plane, car to beach, and it will last. Complete with pockets, wheels and a design that works for boys or girls, it makes a fabulous first luggage piece for any child who adores travel as much as us.