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In our fourth and final gift guide installment as we approach Christmas, online store Meekel offers their five picks for child-friendly gift ideas... Loogaroo the Lion Price: R200 Loogaroo the Lion is part of the BOO!beloobie range of animals. The range is named after the artist's two-year-old son, one of his many wacky nicknames! The lion is made from a combination of suede, felt and buttons in cream, yellow, chocolate brown and orange with white accents. Size: 28 x 18cm. Farm Animal Bag Price: R100 This 100% pure cotton bag with a silk-screened image of stacked farm animals in grey is ideal as a book bag, packing for sleep-overs or simply provides a fun way to store toys. Size: 50 x 50cm. Tag Toy Price: R60 Babies absolutely love to play with tags, which is why this little square blanket is so fantastic. Sewn from cotton and liner, each blanket is finished with fun satin tags. They also make wonderful stocking fillers. Size: 30 x 30cm. Blue Rue the Robot Price: R165 Handmade using tan denim, blue suede and green and white cotton striped fabric with button details for his eyes, this robot makes a great companion (and also comes in pink for girls). Size: 27 x 42cm. Butterfly Garland Price: R115 For a playful and fun atmosphere, these garlands are perfect for hanging in a little girl’s bedroom. The butterflies are made from vintage music sheets, doubled up with various coloured card for a rainbow finish. The butterflies are sewn together with silver thread, with a loop of satin ribbon for easy hanging. Not to worry, they’re all carefully folded flat for easy delivery! Length: 90cm. All items are available via Remember, it is always best to order early to avoid disappointment as each item is specially handmade. You can also browse for gifts for friends or other family members below:

Find more gift ideas from page 49 in the December issue of House and Leisure, on sale 19 November, 2012.