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

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Sports Direct £5 Christmas Challenge



Being a mum of four I'm always trying to keep the cost down at Christmas, otherwise I would need to rob a bank come January so when BritMums challenged me to the #sdfiverchallenge I was more than up for it.

I don't usually shop in Sports Direct for anything other than the boys trainers and never have I used them online.
So I was pretty interested to see what they had on offer for under £5.


I was blown away with the range of Christmas gifts they had and how reasonable the prices were.
I was given a £30 voucher to spend and I had to get at least two gifts for under £5.
Well I managed to do better than that!
Most of my gifts featured were £5 and below!

All the presents featured are suitable to stocking fillers / tree presents*
*tree presents are little gifts that the whole family can play - mainly board games.

First up Ru-Bear.
I spotted these for Ru whilst browsing and knew he'd love them.
The Cars pop up game (£4.99) will be great for all four boys to play on Christmas Day and it is a take on one of my favourite games frustration.
Ru also loves drawing but does make an awful mess with pens so this Paw Patrol magnetic scribbler (£2.10) will be perfect for him.


Next on my list was Noah!
He is becoming tricky to please and is rather fussy about what he asks for now so I wasn't sure what id be buying to fill his stocking up with but whilst browsing the under £5 gift section I came across the following.
Star Wars glow in the dark stickers (£4.75) Noah loves Star Wars and like collecting cool stickers, so I thought these would be perfect for his expanding collection.
He's takes after his daddy and is a big West Ham fan so when I saw this little West Ham beanie (£4.50) I knew he would love it. 
He may be 10 in a few weeks but he still loves a teddy!
And because he is growing up and likes to spend a long time dancing around in the shower this Batman bath set would be suitable for him.
Smellies at Christmas is pretty much a must have!


Last but not least I came across Monkey Tree and I remember playing this as a kid and thought it would be a great tree present, something we can all play whilst waiting for Christmas Lunch.
Family games are always a great way to get everyone cheering and laughing and focusing on each other than rather whats on the telly!


I spent just under £30 and that was with £4.99 standard shipping.
Standard shipping aims to get your delivery with you in 5-6 days.
My delivery took around 3 days to arrive.

I was really impressed with the quality of the gifts and the prices were just amazing.
Really great at helping keeping the cost of Christmas down.

The products seem to change quite a bit, as there is more items up than when I was looking and there really is something for everyone!
I can see myself topping up the boys stockings and grabbing a few bargains for others too.




“This post is an entry for BritMums Christmas #sdfiverchallenge, sponsored by Sportsdirect.com."

Monday, 30 October 2017

PJ Masks - Time To Be a Hero DVD

Into the Night to Save the Day! 

Perfectly timed for Halloween fun, PJ Masks – Time to be a Hero features six fan-favourite episodes and follows the exciting adventures of Connor, Amaya and Greg.
 The three friends attend school like everyone else, but when something goes awry in the city, they get ready for their mission.

Because ... Nighttime ... Is ... The ... Right ... Time ... To ...Fight ... Crime!


As day turns to night, the heroes put their pyjamas on and activate their animal amulets. 
They magically transform into their dynamic superhero alter egos: Catboy, Owlette and Gekko and become the fantastic and unstoppable PJ Masks team. 

The six action-packed adventures featured on PJ Masks – Time to be a Hero are: 
  •  Speak UP, Gekko! When Romeo starts using Gekko’s voice for no good, Gekko has to get over his stage fright and get his voice back. 
  • Catboy & Master Fang’s Sword Night Ninja has stolen Master Fang’s prized sword and Catboy wants it back, but he will have to learn not to let his anger get in the way first. 
  • Catboy vs. Robo-Cat - Catboy has to get Amaya’s and Greg’s stolen superhero pajamas back from Romeo so they can transform into Owlette and Gekko and help him save the day . . . unless he learns that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero. 
  • Owlette and the Giving Owl - Owlette’s prized ‘Giving Owl’ statue is stolen by Luna Girl to decorate her new headquarters. If Owlette doesn’t learn it’s better to give than receive, Catboy and Gekko could become trapped in Luna Girl’s newest HQ for good. 
  • Catboy’s Flying Fiasco - When Catboy receives a scooter as a gift from an unknown aunt, something smells fishy. But when he can use it to fly, it’s too good to leave at home. Too bad that it’s really a “gift” from . . . Luna Girl! 
  • Owlette and the Flash Flip Trip - Using his newest machine, Romeo erases all the stories from books and replaces them with pictures of himself. Rather than relying on her own skills, Owlette plans to use the moves of her favourite comic character, Flossy Flash, to save the day.

Ru amazingly sat down in front of the telly for the whole 72 minutes, without wanting to do anything else, which is extremely rare for him!
Wearing his PJ Mask pyjamas and with his little PJ Mask figures by his side he happily sat and watched episode after episode, using his figures to play along as he watched.

He loved being able to watch all of his favourite episodes at once.
His very favourite one was Catboy vs Robo Cat which we did had to watch on repeat all of Sunday afternoon.
Which worked out well as it meant the other boys got some peace to play the Wii in peace without Ru moaning at them!

A fantastic DVD for all PJ Mask fans, and a perfect stocking filler!

PJ Masks – Time to be a Hero will be available to download and on DVD from Monday 30th October 2017. 

Find the DVD on Amazon Here for only £7.99

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Rubik's 3X3 Cube

Today is the start of the UK Speedcubing Championships!

Ready, set… go! 
Speedcubing is the fastest solving of the Rubik’s Cube that you’ll ever see!
Speedcubers can solve the Rubik’s Cube in lightning speed. 
Did you know that the Rubik’s Cube World Championships are held every two years? 
People across the world practise speedcubing with one goal in common – to set their ultimate speed cube time. 


The Rubik's Cube World Record

When Erno Rubik invented the cube in 1974, he had no idea if his new puzzle could actually be solved. In fact, it took him over a month to solve his own cube.
Fast forward to the present day and the time to beat is an unbelievable 4.69 seconds!
 That amazing time was achieved by Patrick Ponce of the USA.
 Unsurprisingly, robots are even faster, easily beating Ponce's World Record. 
A robot solved the Rubik’s Cube in 0.637 seconds! 
Speed cubes are becoming lighter, slicker, faster – who knows what the next Rubik’s Cube World Record will be?

Noah decided to give Speedcubing a go ...... unfortunately he's still trying!
So I don't think he'll be breaking any records just yet.
We started on a brand new 3X3 cube and I mixed it up for him and gave it to him, with him beaming with confidence that he'd be able to do it easy peasy!

Well after searching YouTube for the answers, he's still attempting to solve it.
We have managed to get nearly a whole side minus one square.

If like us and you need a little extra help in figuring out how to solve the 3X3 cube click here.




Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Havex Machines

Are You Ready To #WreakHavex?

MGA Entertainment’s New Transforming Boy’s Toy Prepares For Battle – Introducing Havex Machines


Race. Transform. Battle…! 
Race your micro car into the battle pod and watch it automatically transform into an awesome land, sea or air vehicle, Havex Machines are here to #wreakhavex.




For ages 6+ there will be seven unique vehicles to collect throughout the year with four launching in August including; 
Combat Bot with its advanced weaponry and powerful armour, 
Strike Chopper, which is perfect for attacks needing heavy firepower and the ability to avoid enemy fire. 
Lightning Sub is a mighty defence against a coastal attack. With its speed and firepower,
 Sonic Jet is the best at battlefield recon!   


Noah instantly took a liking to these Havex machines and couldn't wait battle them.
We had a little trouble in getting the battle pods to stay in the battle pod shape, but he soon got the hand of it.

He loved how easily they transformed into their vehicles.
He loved racing Ru as he knew he'd always win!

His favourite one was Mech Ray as it looks just like his favourite sea creature The sting Ray.

Key Features;

  • Comes with a micro car that magically transforms the battle pod into a Combat Bot land vehicle
  • Havex Machines are automatic transforming land, sea or air vehicles
  • Race your micro car into the battle pod to initiate the automatic transformation, revealing your battling vehicle
  • Contents: One micro car, one transforming Havex Machines vehicle and a collector’s guide
  • Ages 6+




These would make fantastic Christmas stocking fillers!


Priced from £11.99 and available from Toys R Us, Smyths and The Entertainer.
 Kids will be able to #wreakhavex with Havex Machines.