Category Archives: Christmas 2012

Christmas Gift Idea: Aromatherapy Associates Relax Ritual

If you are looking to spoil someone this year then look no further that the Aromatherapy Associates Relax Ritual £45.

It comes with 1 x 55ml Relax Light Bath & Shower Oil and 1 x Relax Candle and it totally divine!

The bath oil is so luxurious and the candle smells amazing, perfect for relaxing and drifting away.

It’s part of their Christmas Collection.

They are available to buy online or in their Knightsbridge Store.

Christmas Gift Idea: The Handpicked Foodstore

I love the Handpicked Collection they have amazing gifts, they have expanded on this and launched the Handpicked Foodstore.

The Handpicked Foodstore has an amazing selection of food gifts specially selected by their food and wine experts.

You can get Smoked Salmon, fabulous fine foods including Olive Oil, Potted shrimps and yummy chocolate. You can also get gift boxes which would make great Christmas gifts.

I was Montezuma’s Chocolates: The Discovery Library of Bars £15 to try out. It comes with 5 bars of chocolate is amazing flavours:

Very Dark Chocolate is a melting, intense bar that contains 73% cocoa. Smooth Milk Chocolate is light, creamy and delicate, while Milk Chocolate with Chilli and Lime lulls tastebuds by only revealing its kick once the chocolate has melted. Dark Side Milk Chocolate with Butterscotch has a playful sweet side and Dark Side Milk Chocolate contains 54% cocoa to give sweetness with incredible chocolate flavour.

I could only have a little due to my gestational diabetes but the Dark Side Milk Chocolate is really good. OH helped me with the others and the Chilli and Lime is his favourite. You can really smell the lime.

This would make a great gift for one or you could spilt for stocking fillers.

Be quick though the last posting date is today!!


Christmas Gift Idea: Colour Me BU Polish Pack

Perfect for the nail polish lover in your home.

Little BU® is a water-based, wash-off nail polish that has been created for budding fashionistas who like to accent their outfits with fun and fashionable nail colour.

This safe, non-toxic nail polish formula is a natural alternative to traditional noxious solvent-based nail polishes.  Now your trendsetter can safely accessorize with a playful touch of nail colour!

We tried out the Colour Me BU Polish Pack £36.95 to try out. It comes with three colours and a top coat.

It was easy to apply, you put on two coats and then blow dry for 30 seconds in low. Then you can add the top coat. I love that they don’t smell which is fab when you are pregnant like me.

The nail varnish washes off with soap and water; it will take a little longer if you have used the top coat.

I was really impressed with this, it’s ideal for anyone who needs to remove nail varnish before school or work.

You can buy the nail varnishes individually for £9.95 each.


Christmas Delivery Times:

UK Priority Service/1st CLASS Royal Mail: £4.50

Delivery time: 2 to 3 working days. This service includes Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.



UK Standard Service/2nd Class Royal Mail: £3.00

Delivery time: 5 to 7 working days. This service includes Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands.



Christmas Gift Idea: Official England Rugby Home Shirt for Children

We are a rugby family, my dad used to play so we spent many a weekend watching matches.

BG got her first England kit before she was born!

Rugby brand Canterbury recently joined forces with children’s retailer AlexandAlexa to launch the new England rugby kit for children.

We were sent a home shirt to try out and its really rather nice. BG loved wearing it and it washes up really well. I think we may have to take her to a proper game next year!

The shirt is £50 but you can also buy the full home kit for £50. The perfect gift for your little rugby fan.

Order quickly so you can get it before Christmas!

Christmas Gift Idea: Scarf & Gloves from MandM Direct

There is nothing better than wrapping up warm in a snuggly scarf and gloves. MandM Direct have a large selection to choose from.

I was sent:

Vero Moda Womens New Milano Tube Scarf Shiny Cobalt £6.99

This is great scarf especially when it’s windy as the ends don’t blow away. You can have it loose or wrap it twice and it covers your face keeping it nice and warm

Firetrap Womens Converter Mittens Navy £12.99

You get the best of both worlds with these gloves. They are fingerless gloves ideal for when you are trying to lock doors, finding keys or your purse in your bag and then you can convert them into mittens to keep your hands toasty warm.  I really love the colour of these.

You can also get the matching hat and scarf.

Christmas Giveaway – Winnie the Pooh DVD and Book

Disney have launched a Story Telling Academy, they want to encourage parents and grandparents to read more stories to children.

Christmas is a time for family; from throwing open the doors to welcome children and grandchildren, to travelling near or far to pay a festive visit. There are opportunities for storytelling aplenty at this time of year; however research from Disney has shown that the amount of time families commit to reading stories is lapsing, with only a tiny margin (3%) of parents and grandparents reading to their children during the festive season.

While grandparents are beginning to embrace new technologies with a quarter (25%) regularly reading stories down the phone to their grandchildren, and almost a third (29%) telling stories over Skype/video call. In response to this, Disney, has created helpful tips and tricks via the Winnie the Pooh Storytelling Academy on how to put children at ease at bedtime, whether in their home or at a grandparents’ house this Christmas. The tips are offered by the Disney Winnie the Pooh Storytelling Academy Panel made up of celebrity mum and presenter, Zoe Ball, child psychologist Emma Kenny, and Disney’s Justine Finch.

Top tips for festive storytelling for grandparents from the panel:

Storytelling during sleepovers at grandparents’ house:

v  Maintain a familiar bedtime routine in order to put grandchildren at ease whilst away from their usual home comforts. A bedtime routine has always been about creating a safe, warm and enjoyable haven. Make sure that children are in their comfiest pyjamas and understand that it’s wind-down time before going to bed

v  Set the festive scene for story time and make it cosy and inviting, a toasty fire by the Christmas tree is guaranteed to set the Christmas mood just right!

v  Ask grandchildren to write their own story about their Christmas holidays with their grandparents which they can re-read when they return home.

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Christmas Giveaway: Win E.T and It’s A Wonderful Life on DVD

I have another Christmas giveaway for you!!

One lucky person can win a copy of both E.T and It’s A Wonderful Life on DVD perfect for Christmas viewing.

It’s A Wonderful Life

Repeatedly voted as one of the greatest and most inspirational films ever made and the most loved Christmas movie of all time, Golden Globe winner and five-time academy award nominee It’s a Wonderful Life is the definitive Christmas classic. Directed and produced by Frank Capra, George Bailey’s journey of remorse and reawakening with the help of guardian angel Clarence Odbody is a timeless celebration of love, family and friendship.

Revel in one of the most celebrated and uplifting films of the all-time this Christmas, available on DVD and Blu-Ray which includes the original black and white and full colour versions of the film.

E.T ET the Extra – Terrestrial 30th anniversary edition

Nine-time Academy Award nominee E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial celebrates its 30th Anniversary with its first-ever release on Blu-ray™, just in time for Christmas 2012. Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg’s magical adventure comes to life like never before with a digitally remastered picture that delivers six times the resolution of DVD, as well as all-new 7.1 surround sound. With an all-new interview with the director, an hour of never-before-seen footage from the set of the film as well as tons more bonus features, this is the chance to own one of the most iconic and popular films of all time. Loved by young an old, the 30th anniversary edition of E.T on Blue-ray is a gift that will truly last a lifetime.

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