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Chistmas Gift Guide ~ Stocking Fillers

One thing I really struggle with at Christmas is Stocking Fillers, the kiddywinks always have a stack of big pressies but are aways a little disappointed with their chocolate coins,  colouring books and crayons :(  This year I have made a lot more effort and this little lot cost less than a fiver!

Both Imogen and Joseph love WOW Toys and these little Pocket Friends make the ideal stocking filler at just £1.99.

Each contains your very own WOW Toys figure and an activity sheet with WOW pictures to colour in.  There are 12 in the collection, 6 boys and 6 girls and are only available in independent toy retailers nationwide, so keep your eye out for them.

Books make a great stocking filler and one that will used again and again.  Harper Collins have a huge range of activity and story books with a lovable range of favourite characters including Paddington Bear and Hello Kitty.

Highly appropriate for 2012 Paddington Goes for Gold sees Paddington taking part in a family sports event with The Browns but, as always with Paddington, things don’t always go to plan!

Harper Collins also have a huge range of Annuals, a must have for any Christmas Stocking!  Packed with activities, games and puzzles they bring back memories of my own Christmas mornings and many a day thereafter.

The Hello Kitty Annual 2013 is available from Amazon currently priced at £ 4.68, a small price to pay for hours of Hello Kitty fun!

Dunelm Mill is a great place for crafty Stocking Fillers for the kids, this Make Your Own Fashion Keyring Set is a bargain at just £2.99 and is bound to bring a smile to any mini fashionistas face.

If messy fun is more your little ones thing then this Sponge Painting Set is the thing for them. At £3.99 it includes paper, four stencils, eight sponges, four primary coloured paints, three sponge rollers and one flat sponge, everything you’ll need to creative the perfect colourful picture.

There’s no better way to make bath time fun than with Crazy Soap.  The range of Foam Soap, Bath Time Body Paint and Bath Goo are all paraben free and designed to moisturise and gently clean delicate skin.

The Bath Goo is a thick gloopy bath gel that provides squidgy fun as well as long lasting bubbles and clean children.  The Bath Foam is fun mouldable soap, great for making soapy headgear and general good clean fun!  Imogen and Joseph had great fun with the Bath Time Body Paint, each armed with a different colour they made it their challenge to cover each other with as much of the stuff as their bodies could take!  It all rinses off easily from both skin and bath tubs leaving only clean happy children!

The Crazy Soap range is priced between £2 and £3 each and available from stockists nationwide, for more information and more Crazy Soap fun visit www.crazyforkids.co.uk

Dunelm Mill Review: Art Adventure Set

As part of our first bundle of Dunelm Mill goodies Imogen received this lovely Royal & Langnickel Art Adventure.

The Art Adventure includes:

  • Five paint pots
  • Paintbrush
  • Six Glitter Glues
  • Ten Double Ended Felt Tip Pens
  • Stick on gems
  • Two large and six Small canvases

With Imogen suffering from tonsillitis (again) and an ear infection last week I couldn’t have thought of a better time to crack it open!  As I may have mentioned before, just a few times (sorry but I’m a wee bit excited!) we are planning the redecoration of Imogen’s room and she was really excited about creating her own art to hang on her walls.

The canvases are pre printed with a pale blue outlines of butterflies and flowers, all of the things Imogen loves.  She decided to start off with a flower and some paint.

and then she moved onto the butterfly with some of the markers, glitter glue and more paint!

Now, Imogen is not one to accept help from anyone and this art set is designed for children aged 8+ so the outcome is probably not as you would expect but we love them and they will take pride of place in her room as soon as it’s finished.

This art set is great value at just £9.99 from Dunelm Mill and has been perfect from keeping Imogen rested whilst she recovered.  Although she’s used all of the canvases, she still uses the markers and there’s even plenty of glitter glue and paint left over for another project!

Dunelm Mill Review: This Morning by Prestige Collection

With Imogen’s room the next renovation project on our list Dunelm Mill has become one of my weekly haunts as we hunt out bits and bobs to finally give her the bedroom she deserves. So when they asked me if I would be interested in becoming one of a team of lovely bloggers chosen to bring our reader reviews of their products I couldn’t turn it down.

Our first items arrived last week and were a complete suprise and I couldn’t wait to see what we’d been sent.  Imogen recieved something rather wonderful but that review is coming later today is the turn of my pressie.

I was sent a rather lovely looking casserole dish from the This Morning by Prestige range in a bright red which matches our kicthen perfectly.  Now, I know exactly what you’re thinking and no it’s not really casserole weather BUT it was a started writing this review I promise!  I decided to test my new casserole dish out on a cold, wet and pretty darn miserable day with a warming lamb stew, with dumplings of course!

Firstly, I love the way this casserole dish looks, it’s not only a bright and glossy red but it’s funky, curvy and a great piece of oven to tableware.   It’s also huge measuring 28cm x 25cm with a depth of 15cm, making it plenty big enough to feed the three meat eaters in our house and possibly even a few more when we have friends and family round.

It’s also dishwasher, microwave and of course oven safe and the large handles make it extremely easy to lift in and out of the oven.  Priced at just £26.99 it’s available from Dunelm Mill and is just part of the vast This Morning by Prestige range with is also available in purple and almond.

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