AD/ CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS WITH JAQUES OF LONDON

I have finally finished the children’s Christmas bits and can stop shopping. I am definitely that person that shops til they drop, I just can’t help myself, but I’ve made a list and ticked it all off and now I am done :)


The last few pieces that have arrived this morning are from Jaques Of London. If you’ve not heard of them before , they are a family run business, providing gorgeous wooden toys and games since 1795.

The first thing I picked up was this luxury folding chess set for Alessia. She has been asking for one for a very long time, and I thought the idea would ‘faze’ out but it hasn’t, so I know she is going to absolutely love it.


None of us can play chess so it’s going to be a really lovely one to learn together, and hopefully she doesn’t win all the time :) . This set retails at £31.99.

She is also keen to learn back gammon, which I actually remember my mum playing when I was younger and wondered what on Earth all the odd triangles were on the board,thinking it was such a hard game to play.


This backgammon set retails at £39.99 and is top quality. The game is also great for the brain. Helps with improving your memory, great for the puzzle solver addicts and I think it’ll make a lovely Christmas gift.

Nila is obsessed with her kitchen. She loves cooking up a storm in there and loves cutting up her fruit and veg. She’s always needing some extra pieces so this wooden fruit play food set will be a lovely addition to her ever growing collection.



It retails at £9.99 and comes in a lovely wooden box.

The last thing I picked for Nila was this magnetic fishing game. I love the sea life themed box and the handle so it’s great to take on your travels.


It’s a great one for learning as well as having fun along the way. Nila is currently learning her phonics and her letters so this one is going to be such a great hit with her.

Do let me know if you pick any of these up for your kiddies for Christmas this year :)


7 comments

  1. These look like fantastic wooden toys! That chess set is especially lovely and the perfect size for travelling too!

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  2. They do have some lovely games. We love playing backgammon but don't have much time during term time.

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  3. I do love Jacques of London for their their range and of course the wooden element of the toys

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  4. Some lovely looking gifts that are going to last a long time. These would be nice to pass down through the family x

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  5. Ooh! These are such great gifts. They would also be keepsakes for years. I love these ideas!

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  6. I think their packaging is gorgeous, like a present in its own right and the wooden toys look such good quality.

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  7. I like that this brand makes gifts for every member of the family. I like that set of backgammon, it looks so elegant. I used to love playing this with my grandfather.

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