Today we packed away our flip flops and sandals…. it’s been the longest summer ever, but we are still sad to see the summer clothes and footwear being stored ready for next year.
But on the plus side Autumn is here and what can be better than walks in the sunshine, breathing in the crisp air with crunchy leaves under your feet? As the leaves turn red and then brown we watch with delight as the weather changes and we get to adapt our wardrobe to wear our chunky knitwear and snug boots, so if like us, you are stock piling the logs for cosy nights in front of the fire and buying gloves like mad because you know that the minute you need them they will have all sold out….. check what else you need and make sure you are prepared.
So don’t forget to grab your cosy socks too, because you know the warmest, snuggliest, funnest ones always sell out before Christmas (always a Christmas Stocking filler in the Little Grippers house for young and old). We have the perfect welly socks for your little ones, from ages 1 through to 8 years, our welly socks are tall so perfect for keeping those legs as well as feet nice and warm, and with their towelling backing they are cosy, soft and very very comfortable. It goes without saying that our Little Grippers innovative Stay On Technology also features on our welly socks, and so they STAY UP for the entire day meaning that your child will no longer be coming to you every 10 minutes to ask you to find their socks in their boots and pull them up for the millionth time that day!
So get yourself ready because with the beginning of Autumn those exciting chilly nights will be here before you know it – Bonfire and Fireworks night as well as Halloween will see your little ones out in the cold and the dark. So keep them warm and brave when all the ghosts, ghouls and excitement gets too much for them.
For your littlest ones, our Warm and Cosy Baby Socks are great for newborns up to 12 months old, with a cosy terry towelling inner there’s no need to worry if they pull off their shoes or boots when out in the buggy or pram, the Warm and Cosy Baby socks with Stay On Technology will keep them toasty warm, and there’s no way they will be pulling their socks off too!
There’s no denying it, 2018 has been a year of contrast, from our super long UK winter with freezing temperatures, snow days off school and lots and lots of rain, to our hose pipe ban summer where droughts and forest fires are becoming the norm, and it’s only August!!
The world’s weather is going mad, and so are the team here at Little Grippers……..
We have decided to treat all you lovely customers with a whopping 85% off some of our baby socks. Let’s see if we can persuade you to get ready for the Autumn with a summer sale including every single one of our award winning single hanging baby socks, now all at a teeny tiny 50 pence per pair!!!
Not only that but we’ve included our Welly Boot Socks too…. these have been knocked down in price by 40%… so whether you are off to a festival with the little ones, or just getting ready for winter, take a peek and grab some for the future, because at this price we are expecting them to be gone in no time at all.
Click on the SHOP button to see what other treats there are!
Right, now we are off to find a pool with a unicorn shaped lilo and a much needed lie down……!
If your in-box is bursting with a million GDPR emails lately from every company you have ever visited on line, this is for one reason – the laws have changed – and for the better, you now get to reduce the amount of spam you receive from all companies big and small and protect your personal data and the deadline is the 25th May 2018.
GDPR (General Data and Protection Regulations) has replaced the old Data Protection Act and seeing as this was older than a lot of people now on line, this has got to be better. As we share a million tiny bits of data each and every day, whether it be a direct share such as social media post, or indirectly by accepting cookies on a website, this new law lets us know exactly what, when and why we are sharing this.
As a small family business we take the responsibility of looking after our customers extremely seriously, this is why we strive to deliver excellent products and service at all times and it’s why we treat the responsibility of holding your data with the utmost care.
We try to keep our email and telephone communication with our customers to the necessary minimum and only broadcast news and offers that are truly relevant and add value, if you no longer wish to receive emails from us you can find an unsubscribe link at the bottom of most emails we send, one click and your settings will immediately be updated, or you can email us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0115 9374303 and we will update our files immediately.
And if you haven’t had an email from us recently – please re subscribe on the home page and we will add you back onto our new GDPR approved list! Don’t miss out on our next SALE or BIG NEWS announcements
Win our competition to kit your local kids soccer team out in Little Grippers Sport Socks with Stay On Technology and give them a head start for the new season.
Why would you want to win them??
Because Little Grippers socks are designed with our unique Stay On Technology – a very thin layer of dermatologist approved hypoallergenic clear silicon applied to the inside cuff of each sock by specially developed robots. This nearly invisible layer uses the natural properties of silicon to sit on the skin without stickiness, which ensures that Little Grippers socks stay comfortable, On and Up and In Place all day and all match long.
Little Grippers Sports Socks are performance enhancing socks made of a breathable blend of polyester and spandex and are specifically designed for active young athletes. They are unisex and come in four sizes designed to fit athletes from age 4 through high school.
To win 12 pairs of our socks that STAY UP for the whole game simply enter by commenting your kids team name and state below.
For more chances of winning head over to our Instagram, Facebook USA, and Twitter accounts give us a like, comment on the competition posts and tag/share it amongst your team mates and other soccer moms and dads, the more people that vote for your team, the more chance you have of winning!!
Our USA Soccer Season Competition ends on the 30th April with winners announced on this site the 2nd May 2018.
Little Grippers are the only socks this gorgeous blue eyed boy wears.
He is a sock removal monster of epic proportions, but our #stayontechnology‘s keeping his feet warm on the school run today!
We have lowered the prices of some of our patterned baby socks, both in the Little Grippers Shop and also over on Amazon.co.uk where you will find the ‘red and blue star’ pairs seen on our Blue Eyed model.
Head over and grab yourself a bargain before they sell out.
Do you have football mad children? And no clue what to get them this Christmas? Well, we have come up with a great list full of fun items which every football mad little one will absolutely love! So sit back and relax because we have you covered!
1.Bring Football To Their Bedroom
Every child who loves football would love a football themed room, and what better way to bring the great game into their room than with personalised football wall stickers? This is a fun way to customise their bedroom and keep it within the football theme! You can customise to include any name you like! Click here to find out where you can get this great football inspired gift!
2.Football Goals for the Garden – Stadia Sports
Every football fanatic wants their very own set of goals, so that they can practice their penalties or even just to have a great family game on Christmas day. A football goal in the garden is the dream present for any football mad child! Football goals are available in a range of sizes, and are a simple way to not only provide hours of fun and encourage exercise, but allow children to develop their football skills at home.
3.Personalised Boot Bag
These fun personalised boot bags bring a new take on labelling your belongings. Children love personalised items and having their name in big letters on their very own boot bag is a great gift! Plus it’s a practical way to make sure they don’t get it mixed up with the other kids that play for their team! These colourful boot bags are the perfect combination of both fun and practicality!
4.Reflex Soccer Swing Ball
Swing Ball has been a great game which has provided fun for families for many years! But Soccer Swing Ball is a whole new take on this traditional game and perfect for any young football fan! This great game will not only provide hours of outdoor fun, but it also provides heaps of exercise and is ideal for practising ball skills!
5.Little Grippers Football Socks
When you think of Christmas gifts, you think of socks! But these are socks with a difference!Little Grippersare great for football mad kids! They have a unique Stay on Technology which keeps them in place for an entire football match. Not only that but they come in so many fun colours and are a great addition to any football fans pile of football inspired presents!
6.Footballs – Stadia Sports
What does every football mad child want for Christmas? A football, though a seemingly simple idea, footballs come in all different shapes, sizes and even colours! So why not buy a professional standard football for your little one so they can practice their football skills whilst pretending that they’re playing for their favourite team!
The Mitre Scriball combines everything that is fun from both football and doodles! This ball comes with five different coloured pens which allow you to make it your own. You can scribble, doodle, draw and make it your own then take it out into the garden and use it for your very own game of Scriball football!
There are plenty of football books available ranging from team annuals to Horrid Henry and the Football Friend. But one of our personal favourites is the personalised Ladybird Book of Football. These stories can be personalised so that your very own football fan appears in the story. Not only will their name appear on the front cover but it will also show up in some of the images! The perfect present for any football fanatic!
Children love to play football on the playground but with so many different games going on at one time it can be easy to pick up the wrong ball. Well not anymore! Your little football fans will never lose their ball on the playground again, with this personalised Mitre football.
Subbuteo is a great game, which is fun for the whole family. This classic table football game can be enjoyed by many generations of children and their parents. The fast moving table top football board game is great for football fans of all ages!
In addition, perth child care centres foundation for the development of skills needed to excel in life. So, in a home-away-from-home environment, our fun & friendly team encourages every child to learn and discover through play-based hands-on experiences. So come explore with us and see what makes Little Peoples Place, the place for young minds to thrive.
So what are you waiting for – click away and get Christmas all wrapped up for all those Football Crazy Kids, as easy as 3 – 2 – 1 Go! 🙂
Wow what a HUGE number of entries we have received on our website, Facebook, Twitter and across Stadia Sports social media too. Thank you to everyone who liked, shared and told their friends about our competition which ended on the 14th December.
It gives us great pleasure to announce that the winner is……
Paul Moxey via Twitter
Paul, please contact us with your address, and the size and colour of sport socks that you would like to receive.
From everyone on the Little Grippers and Stadia Sports Team
Black Friday and Cyber Monday hysteria is here again and to celebrate Little Grippers have put on a HUGE Sale on so many products we have lost count. Each year it gets BIGGER AND BETTER.
But for you, our special, loyal fans and followers we would like to treat you to an extra special Black Friday discount code. So find yourself a bargain, then at the checkout enter the below code for an extra 20%* off your socks with #stayontechnology
So what are you waiting for………….. except the start time on Friday 24th November! 😉
Log into your account and look at all the socks we have to offer, all with the unique Little Grippers Stay On Technology keeping your kids socks On, Up and In Place ALL DAY LONG!!
More reasons I need to buy Little Grippers on Black Friday?
Christmas Presents for kids that love sports – how many football, rugby or hockey fans do you have in your household? Now they can have the best stocking fillers 😉
Baby Shower gifts – Little Grippers are perfect for new parents who love presents that they actually need
Welly Socks just in case your kids dreams come true and we have a White Christmas
Top up on your School Socks, because there are only a few certainties in life; death, taxes and the fact that your kids will come home with holes in their uniform no matter how much you nag them to be careful!!
Don’t forget the code – bfcm20wkend
Rachel and the Little Grippers Team xx
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T&C’s – 20%* discount code applies to products in all categories whether in the sale or full price item, but does not include plain baby socks or multi packs of any kind. Socks not included in the promotion may still be purchased in the same transaction, discount will be calculated at checkout and applied solely to promotional socks. Postage charges apply as normal. Black Friday/Cyber Monday promotion runs from 24/11/17 00:04 to 27/11/17 23:57 UK Time but may be withdrawn at any time. Limited stock availability. *Saving you up to 52% is the highest total discount from the original selling price, this includes the sale price plus the additional coupon code discount. Coupon code is limited use to once per customer. Cannot be used in conjunction with other coupon codes.
It’s the 4th year in a row that we have entered and won the Baby Footwear Awards with Mumii UK and we could not be prouder.
Mumii UK are a very much trusted parenting website giving parents the best advice for everything from blankets to buggy’s and everything in between. Each year they run their Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards, a huge event where hundreds of brands send in their products to firstly be judged by a panel and hopefully Shortlisted before parents and children put them through their paces and try them out for real, then give their very truthful and brutal feedback.
It’s this totally honest feedback that ranks the Shortlisted products and decides who gets the coveted awards of GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE. In the last 5 years Little Grippers have won GOLD and SILVER numerous times. In 2014 Mumii UK also launched their Consumer awards where parents get to vote for their favourite brands, and it’s this Consumer Award that Little Grippers have a 100% record. That’s correct, we have won it, each and every year. We are so thankful to all of our followers, customers and fans.
We know that so many of you love our Socks with Stay On Technology and that there is nothing else on the market that can truly compete. Buying a sock that does what it is supposed to and STAYS ON your little ones toes, shouldn’t be a conversation, but it is, and we know that Little Grippers have given you the answer. Winning the SILVER Mumii UK Award this year especially when “Sock Ons “, a well established product to keep baby socks on, were also shortlisted but didn’t make the awards podium, makes this years award even more special.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU – A discount code
We know that our socks, are a little more expensive in comparison to the average high street brand, that’s because Little Grippers are not your average high street sock, our high qualityand our Stay On Technologymeans that customers return to us time and time again.
We know that the cost has put some customers off their first purchase of Little Grippers, however we would like to convince you to give us a try.
So as a hello to all of our potentially new customers who never knew whether to take the plunge or not. To all of you Mumii UK followers, and also as a BIG thank you to all of our loyal customers, some of which are now on your second and third baby, we would like to offer you all a HUGE discount code of 80%OFF any of our fantastic patterned baby and toddler socks. All with our innovative hypoallergenic, dermatologist approved #stayontechnology . Please take a look and don’t forget to use designsecret80 at the checkout.
The code can be used on any of our patterned baby socks, but be quick, there are limited numbers available.
We would love to hear from you and see pictures of your little ones wearing our socks, you can follow Little Grippers on Facebook or Twitter or contact us via email at email@example.com
Enjoy your discount code, and Happy Shopping
Rachel and the Little Grippers Team xx
T&C’s – 80% discount only applies to patterned baby socks seen in promotional image, does not include plain baby socks or multi packs, does not include warm and cosy baby socks. Sports/welly/school socks are not included in the promotion. Socks not included in the promotion may still be purchased in the same transaction, discount will be calculated at checkout and applied solely to promotional baby socks. Postage charges apply as normal.
As parents with kids at Infant, Junior and Senior school we know that your PTA is probably constantly asking parents to put their hands in their pockets to raise money and funds for things like Playgrounds, Sports Equipment or Trips out. If like the owners of Little Grippers you have 5 kids, then every cake stall, school disco or summer fair comes at a high price. But what if parents could raise money for your school without spending anything extra? At no cost to the school?
Well we think we have an answer, for every purchase of our Little Grippers School or Sport Socks we will give them a 5% discount AND donate money back directly to the school.
Why would we want our school children to be wearing Little Grippers for class or sports? Well our socks STAY UP all day long! Yes thats right, they stay up, so your school will be the smartest in the area even at 3pm! All of our socks have our unique Stay On Technology applied directly to the inside of the sock cuff, the technology is a very thin almost invisible layer of hypoallergenic dermatologist approved silicon suitable for all skin types, which sits on the child’s skin keeping the socks in place. And as the technology renews itself with every wash, it lasts the lifetime of the garment.
What Colours Do You Sell?
School Socks for Girls, we sell Knee High and Over the Knee in Black, White, Grey and Navy. For boys we sell Knee High Black and Grey. All of our socks are plain with no stripes or patterns meaning that they meet most school uniform policies.
For our Sport Socks we have a range of colours, including Black, White, Red, Navy, Royal Blue, Pink and Flouro Lime. But don’t forget they don’t need to be buying these purely for school, even if they are buying them for their local team, as long as they input the coupon code, your school will benefit.
So How Will It Work?
Schools that sign up, will receive a personalised coupon code for parents to use
Parents purchase School or Sport Socks from littlegrippers.com with a 5% discount using their schools personalised coupon code
For every pair or pack purchased Little Grippers will donate up to £2 back to the school
Funds accrued from Little Grippers will be transferred on a 3 monthly basis directly to the School or PTA funds
How Much Can We Raise For Our Funds?
There is no limit, either in the number of pairs that your parents buy, or the time in which they need to purchase them from. We are happy to set this up immediately so you can include the coupon code in your end of school year newsletter or other communications and then it can run for the whole school year.
So don’t delay, contact us and we will get your campaign started.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up, it’s as easy as that!!
Spring is in the air, and so it seems are Baby Showers – we have been invited to 3 this year already. So if you thought it was just an American idea that would pass, think again, with Baby Showers now becoming the norm both in the UK and the USA, and after having 5 children people often ask us what to buy.
Here are our rules for coming up with a special idea:
Buy something useful
We all love cuddly teddies but really how many does one baby need. Ask the parents to be if there is anything specific they need, cot bedding, a moses basket, even baby bottles or nappy creams will be gratefully received. Having a baby is an expensive business, and every little helps.
Buy something that no one else will buy
Hundreds of ultra cute newborn baby grows are great, but won’t last long. If you want to gift baby clothes, then purchase an outfit for when the baby is a little older, but remember the seasons, there’s no point in having a really cute summer dress in the middle of winter. Also try and buy from a brand that is unique or innovative, and not readily available in the main high street stores, Baby Socks from Little Grippers with the unique Stay On Technology which keeps the babies socks on all day long, even if they are true wrigglers, is a great gift.
A memento to keep for ever
With all of our children we were given baby books, they are beautiful, sentimental and something to cherish, but a word of warning from personal experience, the first child will have a lovely book where you have taken the time and love to complete it and it will be an amazing keepsake for years to come, but the second, third or forth child may be lucky if the birthday is actually filled in…. Filling Mums with even more “Mum Guilt”
Instead we recommend buying something that can be put on the wall for everyone to see, such as a voucher towards a photographic shoot (there are always lots on the flash sale websites) but if you are local to Nottingham then we highly recommend Caroline and Karl from LOVE Photography, a husband and wife team who make you and your family feel totally relaxed so they can get the best possible pictures of you all.
We love anything personalised, and this beautiful Photo Frame box set from April Rose Keepsakes is a must. These are all hand made to order in the UK and come in a variety of different colours, simply contact Lynsey and she will organise a gift that everyone would be glad to receive.
Buy something for the new Mum
But don’t make the mistake of a pamper bath set, with a newborn baby the chance of the new Mom being able to lounge in a hot luxurious bath for hours on end is very small. Instead treat her to gorgeous smelling shower gels, scrubs or 5 minute face masks to make her feel better in the spare time that she will actually have.
For your chance to get 15% off at April Rose Keepsakes, just let them know that you found out about them from the people who developed the baby socks that don’t come off….. Little Grippers 🙂
Whether you are thinking about Christmas or have a Birthday coming up. There are a huge amount of products on the market for your Football Mad Kids, and it can all be a bit overwhelming.
Little Grippers have put together their Top Gift Ideas to help you, whether your child is 4 or 14, there is definitely something here for you to buy from the comfort of your sofa.
Ball Skills with a Twist
Football and colouring, a perfect combination! Mitre have won the day with this fun mini football – Scriball – There are 3 different designs to chose from all based on a fantasy universe of amazing football skills.
Buy on line from Mitre direct, prices start from just £10
Collect it! Colour it! Play it!
Perfect for Lazy Days
Everyone loves a Onesie, check out Bathrobes UK for their personalised extra soft Cotton Polyester fabric onesie.
We love the idea of the kids having their name and number on the back, and they will too
It comes in a multitude of colours, not just black, and you can also chose the colour of the wording, including stop press, Gold Metallic!
And it doesn’t cost the earth at just £17.50 plus postage you can order yours from bathrobesuk
Stretch their Brain
Want the kids to exercise their brains as well as their legs, then this is the game for you. Not only does the BrainBox Football Memory Game test their memory, but it helps to boost their concentration skills.
Suitable for kids from approx 8 years and up, it is suitable for almost all of the family, in fact kids can even play this on their own.
#StayOnTechnology NOT your Average Pair of Football Socks
If your child loves to be the first to wear something new in their school or team, or love innovative products then Little Grippers Sport Socks are a perfect gift. With a special #StayOnTechnology inside the cuff which makes the socks Stay Up and In Place all day long, the kids will never miss the winning shot because they are pulling their socks up.
Hypoallergenic and Dermatologist approved, adults can be sure that Little Grippers are suitable for all children.
Books, books, books, we LOVE books and although we are so very glad that Horrid Henry is not our child we love to read about him and his antics. Available to buy from all good bookshops, including The Book People, who have it on offer at the moment from £2.99, so bag yourself a bargain and encourage your kids to read.
We also couldn’t resist these sticker books from Usbourne, give our kids a sticker book and they are entertained for hours, we highly recommend the Usbourne Sticker books as even very young kids can peel them off without help, giving Mum and Dad a few minutes of peace and quiet…….
Slogan T’s to get the Message Across
We love a kids slogan T-Shirt, there are hundreds on the internet, and we found these on the print4ustore via eBay for just £7.99, available right up to 13 years of age in a variety of colours you are spoilt for choice.
Become a Super Star Trickster!
But if you are looking for something even bigger and better as a main present, then you can not go wrong with the Flick Urban Training Aid. We have seen this on line for sale from many different outlets including Argos and John Lewis, however Newitts have it on sale for £82.80.
With its unique front and rear ramps and the net in the middle your child can develop a huge number of new skills with our without a partner to play with.
Check the many videos on youtube of kids and adults improving their ball control, touch and volleying techniques as well as most importantly having fun!
We hope we’ve given you at least a couple of ideas to add to the obvious Club Kit that all kids love to have, for more articles by Little Grippers visit our Press page or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
When asked what one returning customer thought of Little Grippers as a company and a product here is what they wrote:
“I have been a Little Grippers customer and fan for over three years now. They are consistently of fantastic quality and clearly have a business ethos of putting the customers needs at the fore front of all their ideas.
Their customer service is second to none and Little Grippers are always my first thought for that special gift for newborns as well as my own son. It’s a memorable/fun gift for new parents, especially those yet to experience the ‘where’s the other sock?’ drama as you get to grips with 10 tiny wriggly toes! I have bought around 6 sets over the last few years.
They’ve proven to be a hit with everyone I know and friends have become new customers as a result.
The transition into the adult sock market seems a given, they have gone from strength to strength and I am certain will continue that way. Their business acumen and skill of understanding their unique product will see them continue to soar, I am sure.
I continue to watch the expansion of their company with interest and excitement and have only this weekend ordered another gift box for the first baby of a close friend!”
But don’t just take their word for it, after all that is just the opinion of one parent.
Take a look at our feedback scores on Amazon and the awards which we are so very proud of.
A huge thank you to all of our customers, and especially those who give us their feedback and help spread the word about Little Grippers and our socks all with #StayOnTechnology
So here we go, the story of Little Grippers, how we started and the reason we state that we are a Brand Created in the UK on some of our socks and Made in the UK on others.
Little Grippers was created by us below, a married couple with between us 50 years of experience in the textile industry.
When we started 30+ years ago for Adrien and almost 20 years ago for me (Rachel – Ahem please note that I am the younger one…) we worked with and for companies who made fabrics in the UK, designed garments here, and produced them all in the UK. Sadly times have changed and the company that we used to work for who had 17 UK garment making factories supporting thousands of families with an income eventually had only one, and although they expanded across the world to many different countries and continents the company eventually went under too.
But we have not been put off with the decline in the UK to such an extent that when we developed Little Grippers we instantly went off shore, after all some of the most amazing and inspiring inventions and brands have come from the UK.
So here we are based, all of our design is done in the UK, and all of the unique and innovative Stay On Technology that was first developed in the East Midlands is still here and applied to each and every one of our socks in the UK before being packaged (again in the UK… sorry if I am getting boring) and then sent out to you our lovely customers who are based all over the world (Thank you!). There is only 1 robot in the whole world who can apply our Stay On Technology, and this can not be easily replicated what ever you hear, people have been trying ever since it was launched and have not come close to the unique properties of being hypoallergenic, thin enough to let the skin breathe and also renewing itself with every wash therefore lasting the life time of the garment – it simply does not wash off either. So with all this, we are proud to call ourselves a brand CREATED IN THE UK.
Romantically or you could say idealistically we would love to have all of our socks totally produced here in the UK, and with all of our sourcing know-how, have tried, but sadly as customers moved off shore in the last 20 years, so did the experience and the machinery. There is only one amazing factory that we have found in the UK that can produce the high quality, durable standard that we require to be a Little Grippers sock, and they are specialised in producing Sport Socks, even supplying some of the Premiership and the Championship teams and fans. Over the past couple of years we have developed a sound relationship with them and are very proud to be able to say that all of our Sport Socks are MADE IN THE UK.
So what about our Baby, School and Welly Socks, well for a number of years, prior even to the idea of Little Grippers, we were working with a first class factory in Bangladesh, whose quality, factory and ethics are second to none, supplying the leading retailers in the UK, across Europe and in the USA, there was no other partner for us to bring along on the Little Grippers journey, they have been very supportive, after all setting up a new brand with its initial small orders is never an easy ride. We are truly grateful to them for persevering and believing in us where other factories would have turned us away.
So there you have it, we are very proud to be a Brand Created in the UK.
If you are reading this and are a UK sock manufacturer who can produce consistently high quality, great fitting socks of any kind, we would LOVE to hear from you, after all there are always new ideas and collections being added to the range and you never know where the next path of the award winning #stayontechnology sock journey will take us.