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Shop small this season / Christmas Gift Guide

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When you buy from a small business, you are not helping a CEO buy a third holiday home. You are helping a child get dance lessons or art classes, a mum and dad put food on the table, a family pay a mortgage or a student pay for college.

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Cyprus Christmas gift guide: For kids

1. Shopping for newborns or babies can be difficult but not so much when these original handmade mobiles are available by Anna Koumoushi. More designs in stock/click here to find out where to buy 2. BBWolf whoever you are, can you please make something in my size? Adorable dresses and coats handmade in Cyprus/19, Nikitara Street, Nicosia (opposite Wargaming) and at The Birdhouse Etc 3. My sister’s making Georgie a beanbag for Christmas but if she weren’t this one by Flexa would be under the Christmas tree/ 28 Octovriou St, Engomi, Nicosia/Tel: 22-421900 4. These magnetic games are the perfect developmental gift for ages 3 and up and also perfect for long drives. Much more can be found at the Brainkid Toys Educational Toy Centre where they also have a 20% discount going on until January 9/ order online or 43-45 Arch. Makariou III & Stylianou Lena (Mesa Geitonia Street)Limassol 5. Award-winning construction toys and building bricks Morphun would make any kid happy and there are so many designs to chose from. Available at BrightKidz Educational Toys/ 33 Arch Makariou III Ave, Nisou-Dali, Nicosia or contact via Facebook 6. For your little one who wants to be like mummy and daddy who spend too much time at the petrol station. Available from Mistingas Wonderland / 185 Arch Makariou G, Limassol 7. Perhaps this particular doll isn’t appropriate for young ones but older kids who love the character of Edward Scissorhands will love this gift. Other handmade stuffed dolls and teddies are available at Lash Dolls/78 C Digeni Akrita Ave (next to Napolitana confectionery)Nicosia 8. The most perfect illustrated cookbook for kids by the amazing Ioanna Philippou. And the best part is that the pages are laminated! Brilliant! / Available at SOBE/5a Nicocreontos St, Nicosia 9. Visiting a family with kids and not sure what to take? Go for sweets and chocolates! But tell the parents not to worry too much because this hamper for little ones is full of organic goodies!/ Available from Be Natural/ 44C Larnacos Avenue, Aglantzia, Nicosia 10. Cute wooden bowties available in a range of colours from Aden.com.cy/ 285, Franklin Roosevelt, Limassol.

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Cyprus Christmas gift guide: The Birdhouse Etc & Friends

The Birdhouse is exactly the type of place I had in mind when I mentioned how much I want to promote small local shops and businesses. Especially this Christmas. This place is brimming with gorgeous creations all handmade with love and care by very talented individuals and I am so excited to tell you about it.

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