Tuesday, 1 December 2020

A Mini Christmas Gift Guide 2020

 I thought I would share with you a few little pieces that I think would make some lovely presents for your nearest and dearest.


Something Personal

We love books in the Mini Beast household and if they're personalised the boys love them even more, our nightly stories are becoming rather rare as the twins and Noah all happily read to themselves and Ru doesn't always want a story before bed, but one time of the year where I know they will all happily sit around and listen to me read a story is at Christmas time. I try to read a different Christmas themed story each night on the countdown to Christmas day. If your family is like mine then you'll love what Wonderbly have on offer.


Wonderbly have a fantastic range of books for all ages that you can personalise and tweak to spark your child's imagination.
I was recently sent;

When a child stumbles into a strange museum, a mysterious Professor takes them on a thrilling personalised tour of history. 
They experience real-life stories from some of history’s most inspiring figures and learn what it takes to stand up for what you believe in.

and 

Snowflake is looking for a place to call home this Christmas – but only you and your loved ones can help her! 
A charming, personalised book all about the importance of being with the people you love.
 For boys and girls aged 0-8

Each book was simple to personalise and the boys were over the moon when they arrived. Rupert has made me read his Remarkable Rebels over 100 times and The Christmas Snowflake has been a true hit, as we were able to personalise it so that all the grandparents even got a mention!

Both books retail at £21.99

Tree Present Idea.

I'm not sure if it's just our family who do tree presents, but a tree present to us is usually a family board game or card game that we can play once dinner is done.
We all love this tradition and all enjoy finding a new game that we can play as a family.

This year I was sent a true family classic from Top Trumps,


Venture into the World of Animals and answer 500 questions designed to draw on the whole family's knowledge. 

Key Features

  • Quizzical Animal fun with a Top Trumps Twist
  • Entertaining educational card game loved for bringing your favourite Animals to life including dogs, cats and horses
  • 500 puzzling and captivating questions that will test your knowledge and memory on the world of animals
  • The easy-to-carry plastic case means there are no limits on gameplay
  • Prepare to outsmart your opponents, discover new and exciting facts and duel your way to becoming the Top Trump

Suitable for ages 7 and up, it also has the super Top Trumps Twist...feel your mind twist and turn in round 2, as you try and remember what you heard just moments ago.

Retail price £9.99

If animal quizzes aren't your thing, there are other subjects to pick from such as Disney Classics, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Sports and many more...why not have a look here for yourself.

The boys are all pretty clued up on their animal facts so I have a feeling a may lose to them on Christmas Day. 

Something for the family Chef

Every family has a budding sous chef and Sous Chef is the perfect place to shop for them!
They have an amazing range of goodies for every sort of chef, be it beginners or even professionals.
They also have ingredients to tempt all taste buds.
Recipes from Japan to Italy, tableware to help show off the scrummy meals, they pretty much have everything you could wish for if you were to hold a special dinner party to show off to loved ones!


I was recently sent this yummy Deluxe Truffled Risotto kit, this will make a perfect date night dinner for me and Jon over the festive holidays and I know it's something that we'll both enjoy and hopefully feel like we're eating out at a fancy Italian restaurant.

           The Set includes:

This kit retails at £22.99.

Stocking filler idea

Last but not least a stocking filler idea for all those Playmobil loving children.

The EverDreamerz 2 comic city collectable would make the perfect stocking filler, hours of fun and suitable for anyone's budget.

In their new adventure, the magic amulet brings the five friends into Edwina's fantastic dream world. Here, everything is sketched, and the world is full of bright colours and varied patterns. 
New things can be created by drawing and painting or even be erased again. 
The girls are enthusiastic about their painting utensils and bring various comic creatures to life.






Each box contains up to 7 surprises in hidden compartments that you can unbox to find the characters little trinket as well each EverDreamerz character has its own silicone bracelet for children with individual character pendant for collecting and swapping. 
The character and its accessories can be stored in the colourful package and taken along.

Ru has unboxed a few of these colourful ladies and really enjoyed finding all their little bits and pieces and his favourite part was the magical water pen, which helps the faded stickers become nice and bright.

Each character box retails for £14.99 and the surprise box retails at £5.99.

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I know that was only a small selection of gift ideas but I hope it has helped if you were starting to get a little stuck with your Christmas shopping ideas.

Whether you are spending Christmas in your extended family bubbles or just your household I hope you have a fantastic time and all enjoy one another's company and here's to a better New Year!!

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