Perfect for keepy-uppy as well as scoring a goal, this tweed football from style guru Ted Baker is surely made for the chicest of turf.

Football – or soccer depending on your country of origin – is possibly the most globally loved sport and a pretty cool connecting force to bring together cultures, communities and even a parent and child. There’s nothing like a good runaround chasing a ball and pitting strength, speed and skill against one another to get your focus back onto playful parenting.

So get your fancy footwork on and get down to the park with Ted Baker’s super cool ball which adds even more elegance to the already-beautiful game

Traditionally used as the fabric of choice for shooting jackets, tweed became something of a symbol for the leisure activities of Britain’s elite – activities such as hunting and country drives (thus the get-up for Mr Toad of Toad Hall’s daily jaunts). And now, it is ready to inspire yet more family leisure activities – albeit of a more physically demanding variety!

Good For… Dexterity, coordination, strength, balance, interaction, (and for babies… grasping, tracking, lifting, dropping)

What Kids Love It’s a football…

What Parents Love This is one for the family sport’s heirloom box, just as beautiful sitting on the sideboard as it is rolling about the park

Ethical Notes… Ted Baker brand has a strong ethical stand regarding the use of leather; this ball is made from faux leather

Designer Details “Do what you love – love what you do” is the mantra emblazoned on one of the notebooks of gift manufacturer Wild & Wolf, and it’s a philosophy which is at the heart of the covetable collection of goodies they create. Launched as Pretty Useful Tools eight years ago, the team have developed many ‘in house’ brands, licensed ranges and collaborations with Paul Thurlby, Rob Ryan, Ridleys, Scrabble and Ted Baker plus many more iconic designers and classic brands.