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Valentine's day shopping guide

It’s hard to believe that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!
All those winged cherubs have a way of reminding me that while this holiday may be traditionally associated with romantic love, it’s also the perfect excuse to surprise your little ones with a special token of your affection. From quirky and cute accessories to fun activities, here’s a round up of 4 fantastic brands that are bound to have that little something special for the other loves of your life.

Pop Cutie

Prepare to lose all chill. Pop Cutie’s line of accessories and gifts may be officially geared to the 8-14 year old set, but let’s be honest: anyone over the age of three will fall head over heels in love with the super-kawaii vibes of this Denmark-based but Japanese inspired brand. With over 400 global retailers, it shouldn’t take too much sleuthing to score one of Pop Cutie’s highly collectible, limited edition designs. Also be sure to check out their web shop for the newest items now available.

De Kunstboer

Speaking of Kawaii, we would be remiss if we didn’t shout out De Kunstboer’s line of kitschy, colorful, and over-the-top accessories and home furnishings that no child (or child at heart) can resist. The Amsterdam-based label sells their wares in over 200 shops in the Benelux region (Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands) but is also available at select retailers in Hollywood, Barcelona, and Vienna, among other stylish global cities. Lucky for you, there is plenty to swoon over in De Kunstboer’s own web shop. Don’t miss their over-flowing with panache throw pillows and sweet etuis (pencil cases/make up bags for the uniniated).

Jaq Jaq Bird

The Earth with ‘art’ is just ‘eh’. Jaq Jaq Bird gets right at the heart of creative sustainability with their reusable doodle pads and coloring books that are the perfect stash item for the car, restaurant, or anywhere else a happily distracted child means that everyone else can be happy, too. Based in Chicago, Jaq Jaq Bird is your go-to for dustless chalks, erasable, non-toxic markers, and a whole range of creative, yet practical products for babies and children. The re-usable chalkboard table runner or set of doodle-able place mats will delight kids during play dates and meal times.


Chispum had me at artsy, glow-in-the-dark wall stickers, but the removable and colourable wallpapers seal the deal—what kid wouldn’t want to play Picasso as they learn about the solar system, world geography, or exotic jungle animals? Also not to be missed is the wide selection of uplifting and inspirational quotes and funky illustrated wall stickers, perfect ways to embellish and personalize your child’s room. I’m not going to lie, I want everything. See for yourself at


Marcela Naranjo at @BlossomKind