Showing posts with label #christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #christmas. Show all posts

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Emergency Christmas Gift Ideas To The Rescue!

Yup, we've all been there.
That sinking feeling when you realise that you meant to get a Christmas gift for someone but you have totally left it to the last minute. Then you have to rush around the shops looking for something that will suit them, and that is in your price range. Buy gift buying, even last minute gift shopping don't need to be so stressful. Just check out my categorised gift suggestions below.

If you are looking for a gift to give to a member of your close family, consider something personalised. Christmas ornaments with pictures of the grandkids work well for parents and in-laws. Also, personalised 'bake your own' cookies are a nice idea, and they don't cost the earth either.

There are also framed word pictures that list all the things your family member likes in a decorative way. They are perfect for nieces and nephews that live at home or even one's that have a place of their own.

Last minute gifts for friends can be tricky.
You want something nice, but that won't break the bank. Depending on how well you know them you could get them something specific like beauty products from a brand that they love. Or, how about something decorative for their home?

However, if you aren't quite at that stage yet, a classic posh tin of biscuits will work. Or, how about or a board game that all the family can play? This makes a fab gift whatever the time of year.

Ah men, can't live with them, can't live without them, certainly can't buy them a present easily! Why is  that men are so dang hard to buy for? Of course, there's the usual chocolates, socks, and aftershave, but as so many guys have beards now that one might be on its way out too!

If you want something that is a bit more quirky or unique, then check out sites like, which has lots of Christmas gift ideas for men.


Remember too that a good bet for the guy in your life is something practical that they will use. Unlike us, women guys don't seem to mind being bought gadgets for use around the house like a tablet or electric drill set. Although I bet, they wouldn't be too happy with an iron either!

Girls and Boys
Buying for the little ones can be a bit more fun that getting gifts for the adults. As you get to look at all the crazy toys on offer.

When buying toys, you need to make sure that they are suitable for the age range of the child they will be given to.

A lot of parents are concerned with the amount of gifts their child receives over the Christmas period these days. They feel it can all be a bit too much, and that it overwhelms the real meaning of the celebration.

To combat this, you can work with the rhyme: “Something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read.” Buying an item that fits one of those categories will make sure that your gift is both well received and useful.

*Collaborative Post

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Twirlywoos Interactive Musical Chick Soft Toy Review

Rupert adores The Twirlywoos and always enjoys watching them on Cbeebies.
So when we heard about the interactive musical Chick I was eager to try him out.

Super-soft and cuddly, Interactive Musical Chick makes the perfect companion for little ones.
Press Chickedy's left hands to hear fun phrases and have hours of fun dancing and singing along to 2 tunes from the show, with a gentle squeeze of Chick's right hands.
The satin cloud on their tummies features soft glowing twinkling lights in pretty rainbow colours. With bendy arms, little ones will have hours of fun recreating Chick’s favourite poses!
Approx. size 23cm (sitting).
Suitable for children aged 10 months and over.
Batteries included.

Ru instantly fell in love with Chick and couldn't stop kissing and hugging him.
He loves the satin rainbow on his tummy and I often find him stroking it.

Ru enjoys dancing along to the theme tune and musical theme, as well as making Chick talk.

His bendy arms make it super easy to put him into poses, such as holding a pretend cup of tea or waving.

Chick has quickly become one of Ru's favourite things!

Chick is gorgeously soft and huggable making him a perfect present for any Twirlywoo fan.

You can also get an interactive musical Chickedy, you can find both over on the Golden Bear Toy website.
Both of which are retailing for £24.99.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

We all love a Christmas dinner...

....I'm sure like me you all love a good Christmas dinner! 

Now I'm old and have been told the dreadful truth that Father Christmas doesn't do presents for adults, I get more excited about the dinner.....though I'm pretty sure this would be different story if I actually had to cook the dinner myself.
Thank you mum / father in law :) 
(Depending which unlucky household we have descended on during the festive holidays)

Now the fab people over at Ella's kitchen have a yummy new flavour, yes you guessed it......
... A scrummy Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, including turkey, carrots, parsnips, red cabbage, potatoes, onions, green beans, cranberries – even sprouts!! 

The perfect festive meal for little ones from 7 months+

Jingle belly Christmas dinner

For every pouch sold, they will donate at least 30p to the charity kids company to help feed hungry kids in the UK this Christmas! 

So not only will you be treating your lovely little ones to something yummy for their tumtums you
will also be helping out a great cause!!!

The pouches are available now at Tesco!

If you want to donate to Kids Company and help them feed thousands of vulnerable little ones this Christmas, go to

If you want more info you can always Check out Ella's kitchen website

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