Category Archives: Gifts

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.

CHRISTMAS ORDER DEADLINE: MIDDAY, THURSDAY, 20 DECEMBER

 

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 ORDER DEADLINE: MIDDAY, TUESDAY, 18 DECEMBER

 

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.

I have one copy of the latest Winnie the Pooh DVD and a Winnie the Pooh book to giveaway to one lucky reader.

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Christmas Gift Idea: Photo Book from Bob Books

We love photos in my family; my Nan and dad have thousands of us growing up. We take a lot of photos especially as it’s so easy with camera phones. In BG’s 4 short years we have 100s of her and she loves looking at them on my phone or the laptop, so when Bob Books offered me a voucher to make my own photo book I thought it would be the perfect birthday present for her.

It was pretty easy to make but they do take a long so put a few hours a side. You can either download their software or use their online service. The benefit of the software is you can save a copy to your computer so if you get half way through and need to stop you can save and reload it at a later date.

There are several sizes and finishes to choose from, we went for large landscape and it really is large. It cost £52.99 however the smaller ones are nice and cost a lot less.

One thing I would say it make sure you use high quality photos or they look a bit grainy.

Here is ours:

BG was over the moon with it and we have looked at it several times a day since she’s had it.

Photo books make great gifts for grandparents.

Bob Books also make calendars and wall art.

Christmas Gift Ideas: Arthur Christmas on DVD

How CAN Santa deliver billions of presents to the whole world in just one night? With an army of one million combat-style Field Elves and a vast, state-of-the-art control center under the ice of the North Pole!  So how could this incredible operation have MISSED one child?!  To Santa’s young son, Arthur, it threatens to end the magic of Christmas.  With retired Grandsanta, a rebellious young elf, an old sleigh and some untrained reindeer, Arthur sets out in a crazy mission to deliver the last present! Deck the halls with excitement, fun and wonder in this new Christmas classic!

I have broken my no Christmas films before the 1st December to review this for you! We have watched this three times already and it gets funnier and funnier each time.

It is the perfect family Christmas film, good for all ages.  A must for those stockings this year.

Arthur Christmas is out on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD out now from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. © 2011 Sony Pictures Animation Inc. All Rights Reserved.

I have seen the DVD in quite a few supermarkets and of course it’s available from Amazon and Play



Christmas Giveaway: 10 Tractor Ted DVD’s & Activity Books to be Won

I have a brilliant giveaway for you today. Tractor Ted in Tractorland teaches children from two to six years old about farming and countryside activities such as where good food comes from, the seasons and how to care for animals through DVDs, books, toys and live events. Launched in 2005 by mother of three Alexandra Heard and local farmer David Horler.

Tractor Ted has a great selection of products ideal for your little one this Christmas.

I have 10 Tractor Ted Big Machines DVD (£9.99) and Activity Books (£4.99) to giveaway to 10 lucky readers.

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