Aug 262014


Big Birthday Bash – Day 26

Yesterday was all about real Aussie girls, today the spotlight is on Australia’s wonderful wildlife with an adorable, and very cuddly, giveaway from our friends at The Little Haven:

Gertie & Me Toys

Australian toy designer Gertie & Me has captured hearts of young and old with its lovely range of plush toys. Felicity Mouse, Lu-Lu the Bunny, Sam the Sausage Dog, the Stegasaurus and many more, they’re all gorgeous but we can’t help but love the real Aussie animals just a little bit more.

Gertie & Me WombatThis wonderful Gertie & Me Wombat ($29.95) would have to be one of my favourite Australian animals. He is soft, round and huggable and made from high quality cotton velour so he’s built for many night of tight cuddling. Measuring an impressive 34cm long he is quit a big fellow, I guess that means there is more of him to love? If you’re looking for a sweet gift for a newborn that oozes Aussie this is it!

Gertie & Me EmuThen there is this exquisite Gertie & Me Emu ($22.95) with its elegant long neck and dangly legs that are the perfect size for little hands to hold on to. Don’t worry, his beak is nice and soft and he doesn’t bite! Just like many of the other Gertie & Me toys the natural shades of brown, beige and cream will fit in with any gender neutral nursery. To make mum’s life a little easier Gertie & me plush toys are machine washable.

To find out more about The Little Haven, to browse the range and to order online visit

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Keep little feet toasty with EMU

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May 242012

From the very first cold day my three have been asking for ‘boots’: cosy, warm, comfy, luxurious sheepskin boots just like daddy. As you know I did not grow up in Australia and it was only after I moved here in 2006 that I realised how much of a wardrobe staple these boots really are. It may be a different colour, shape, style or brand but pretty much every Australian has or has had at least one pair. This winter my little half Aussies are proud to show off this iconic look too, their little feet planted in some beautiful, warm EMU boots.

Australian label EMU is extremely popular all over the world and many celebrities have been spotted wearing EMU so it is very likely you have seem some of their designs before. What you may not know is that the brand caters for children too, in fact there are a massive 28 different styles available in a huge selection of colours. From tiny babies (6 months+) up to size 4, there is great EMU style for every child.

In the kids range you’ll find several absolutely adorable animal designs, how gorgeous are these Little Creatures Koala boots with their dark nose and fluffy ears? Every little boy and girl I know would love stepping around with koalas, bees, butterflies or ladybugs on their feet. My kids are always arguing about the ‘koala boots’ because they all want to wear them at the same time.

After wearing their EMU footwear daily for a few months I was expecting to see some clear signs of wear and tear on them but I was pleasantly surprised. The rubber sole is proving to be very hard wearing, even for rough little monkeys like mine. If your little one is prone to smelly feet you will be pleased to know that the luxurious sheepskin  is a brilliant insulator that wicks aways 70% of moisture, so no more smelly boots.

Whether you like your boots high, low or in between, whether you like a classic chestnut colour or something a bit brighter, whether you prefer something plain or rather a more fancy, unique style, there is plenty of choice at EMU. All EMU footwear is made with the highest quality, soft, thick, 100% Australian sheepskin so you can rest assured they are keeping little feet super toasty this winter.

To find out more about EMU, to order your favourite EMU styles online or to locate a stockist near you visit, shipping is free for most destinations worldwide.