This is a sponsored post in partnership with Kipling.
Eleventh hour gifting. It happens to the best of us.
This year, I surprised myself tenfold by finishing my Christmas shopping more than a week in advance, saving plenty of time for festive film viewing, wrenching small presents from Milo’s jaws and wrapping gifts whilst listening to ‘crackling fire’ on my mood sounds app. Modern festive vibes at their finest.
Each year, I struggle to find the perfect present for Mama Daisy and each year I somehow manage to pull it out of the bag with, you guessed it, a bag. Where else do you think my bag habit comes from?
This year, Kipling have curated an edit of smart but stylish accessories ideal for unwrapping beneath the tree on the 25th. Known for their athleisure-inspired lifestyle essentials in signature crinkled nylon fabric, Kipling craft functional but chic bags and accessories that are each finished with an adorable furry Kipling Monkey charm. Too cute.
Did you know? The signature Kipling Monkey and the label’s name comes from the designers’ adoration of well-travelled English author, Rudyard Kipling, a.k.a. the man behind my all-time favourite Disney story ‘The Jungle Book’. For the three designers, Kipling’s classic tale summed up the spirit of fun and adventure that they wanted to instill to their range.
First up for Mama Daisy is this Gleam Printed Pouch, a charming toiletries bag that zips along the top and is mildly waterproof for those inevitable make-up spillages she is so prone to. The print is oh so charming and it’s the ideal size to pop in her work handbag, weekend suitcase (she is constantly jetting off to Hong Kong!) or even just her everyday bag.
Next is the Kipling Hip Hurray Shoulder Bag, a crinkled nylon shopper tote than folds and packs away into this zip-around pouch(!!) I’ve been pressing it into Mama’s mind, the benefit of not splurging on a 5p/10p bag every time we get the groceries (save the turtles!) and she’s really getting into taking a tote or two out with her. And now she has her own instead of sneaking into my bedroom and borrowing one of my age-old LFW ones! These expand to meet the width of the pouch and so have plenty of room for all those ‘Mum things’ our parents tend to carry around.
What’s tucked underneath the tree for your Mama?
Discover the Kipling gifting collection here.
This post was created in partnership with Kipling.