Two enterprising mumtrepreneurs from Lancashire have set up an online shopping site dedicated to sourcing unique children’s gifts and accessories from around the world.


Sisters-in-law, Jane Ramones and Kirsty Kenyon, whose professional backgrounds are in law and teaching, decided to set up their firm after spotting a gap in the market for high quality, unusual items available online, rather than from high-street boutiques. 


From Italian toothbursh timers to German wooden soother clips, Jane and Kirsty scoured the globe to source unique items, such as the lively canvas artworks from Australian artist Inna Semadar and fairtrade wooden book ends and height charts from Sri Lanka.  A firm from Western Massachusets also supplies cuckoo clocks with a twist – featuring jungle or farm animal characters, which pop out on the hour.


Jane, who has a 10 month old son, is not perturbed by distance when seeking quality suppliers, after spending three years travelling as chief purser on a cruise ship.   A successful career in law followed, however Jane swapped her legal caseload to set-up Kiddiroo with Kirsty, a primary school teacher, who has two children aged five and two.


Says Jane: “Like many young mothers, balancing child care and a busy working life was difficult both emotionally and financially, so we decided to combine our strengths and skills in Kiddiroo.  By providing a one stop shop, it means that mums unable to pop out for that special last-minute gift or nursery essential, will be able to order easily from home.  We feel passionately about providing a high level of customer service as our experiences have not always been positive when shopping on the high street.”


Kiddiroo’s gift wrapping service will allow customers to send a gift direct to a recipient anywhere in the UK.  By responding to all orders and queries within 24 hours, Kiddiroo aims to take the stress out of shopping for children’s gifts and accessories.


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