Nelly Elliott

Newcastle based person, she/her, mama, creative, colourful, caffeinated, plus-size fashion lover, lefty feminist killjoy #funbutmakeitfashion


Gift Guide for the Colourful Mamas in your life.

I was going to style this out as a generic 'for her' gift guide, but who am I kidding? I might as well call this dear Santa. So if you have a woman in your life who loves coffee, feminism, colourful stuff and mama merch then listen up, as this will be everything you wanted and more...

1. Pompomzigzag Ugly Beads

I literally cannot get enough of these ugly bead necklaces. I already own 4, but each is so unique and different I want more! They come with a child-friendly clasp which I actually really like, and it means Zoe can wear them too. I like the chunky paracord and how different each necklace is, I feel like these necklaces are my signature style to a tee.

2. Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman.

My Feminist book wish list is getting longer by the day, but this has been on the top of it for a while now. Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman is a non-fiction, feminist book based around women in the public eye and the status quos they have kicked down and made their own.

3. Monki Oversize Shirt Dress

Being a mum (and therefore having an extortionately high childcare bill) I don't often prioritise buying myself clothes these days, I know £30 for a dress doesn't seem much but I definitely get the mum guilt spending that much on one item just for me. Monki is one of my favourite retailers right now and this oversize shirt dress gives me ALL THE HEART EYES! *UPDATE* I managed to nab this at a HUGE discount on black friday!

4. Grrl Gang Art Calendar

Grrl Gang Art is one of my absolute favourite etsy sellers, the body positive message and unique quirky illustration style speaks to my soul! I simply NEED this calendar to get me through 2018.

5. Girls Who Grind Coffee

I am a big coffee lover, almost as much as I love supporting female run businesses. So stumbling across this female led coffee roastery; Girls Who Grind , on Instagram was like fate. I have yet to try their coffee, but I promise as soon as I do I will share what I think.

6. Slippers

Christmas just isn't Christmas to me without a new pair of slippers, I love the colours and quality of this pair from Accessorize, Don't they just like fluffy rainbow clouds for your feet? If I do get these for christmas I might never leave the house again!

7. Mother Like No Other Phone Case

I am slightly obsessed with my phone, I mean isn't everyone? As soon as I saw this every mama is different illustration I had to have it, its the perfect phone accessory for the modern mama. Also, I get the warm and fuzzies over supporting a small mama run business like Mother Like No Other.

8. Mere Soeur Coffee Cup

I am sensing a theme with this gift guide, yet another coffee/mama related item. This Stay Strong Mother Hard Cup has been on my lust list for a long time. I try to make my own coffee at home in the morning to take to work with me (to save me from the temptation of a shop bought coffee - that stuff is pricey). I have a few different take out cups, but they al have white lids, which is less than idea if you -like me- are partial to a bright lip. This double walled porcelain cup with a silicone black lid is just perfection.

So tell me, what is on your Christmas list?