I was flicking through Vogue recently looking for last-minute present ideas for those friends and family members who are just oh-so-hard to buy for. It’s a great way to learn what’s hot in the fashion world at the moment, and I’d hoped to find the present that’d make the person’s day, and show off my fashion knowledge.

One of the hot items featured was a collection of toy watches. The one that caught my eye had a black strap and bright pink face, and it looked like it was made of that jelly material that is so popular in children’s watches. While it was very striking, whoever thought toy watches would be hot in Hollywood?!

Before you start digging out your children’s time pieces, though, these aren’t just any toy watches. The brainchild of Italian designer Marco Mavilla, there is a huge range of watches which are carefully designed to perfectly entwine that childish look with some serious fashion, resulting in a watch that everyone wants to be seen wearing. They’ve even got interchangeable straps so you can mix and match your favorite colors and patterns, making your watch look stylish and coordinated every time you wear it.

I’m quite surprised at how much I love the collection. There’s a black macho watch that my partner would love, and the zebra and leopard print versions would go down a storm with my friends, combining a fabulous print with an oh-so-stylish watch. There’s even some available in bright yellow and blue, which are perfect for extroverts; there are so many that I totally love! That’s my Christmas shopping done, and I just had to share! What do you think of this crazy new trend? Let me know!