Christmas Gift Guide for Kids 2016

Christmas ads are in full swing on TV, the Quality Streets are on offer in Sainsbury’s and the kids are already counting down the sleeps until the big day. Like it or not, iiiiitttt’ssss CHRIIIIISTMAS!!!!! I actually love this time of year, it can’t come early enough as far as I’m concerned, but with Savannah’s birthday just the week before, it does mean I need to start getting organised early doors if I am to enjoy the festive time!  This starts with the kids… I have 3 daughters aged 5, 3 and 19 months, there should be something from this little lot to keep them happy!

Tea Cup Play Cafe, GLTC £148

The only time all my girls get on is when they are in character! If they are just Scarlett and Savannah they can barely stand being in the same room as one another, but as soon as you give them a couple of fantasy names they are the best of friends! So, as you can imagine – I really encourage role play… I love this little cafe play set, and the best bit is whilst one is behind the counter, there are 2 stools to sit on so Anastasia can finally get involved in their games! Great Little Trading Company currently have a big sale on so check it out quick!

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Micro Trike, £69.95

We often go for long walks around Virginia Waters, Scarlett on her bike, Savannah on her scooter and Anastasia is currently stuck in the buggy. Well now she can be one of the big girls with the new Micro Trike! It has an extendable handle and is incredibly easy to manoeuvre. She’s going to love the freedom of feeling like she is riding a bike 🙂

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Bernie’s Number Bus, GLTC £25.60

It’s an oldie but a goodie. I have yet to meet a child that doesn’t love this bus, whatever age they are they just can’t resist sitting the little people on the bus and giving it a ride around the lounge floor. This is a perfect gift for very little people and will become a toy passed down to the future generations. L2340_BERNIE_BUS_SIDE1.jpg

Cinderella Dream dolls house, Kidcraft, Tesco Direct £154.99

OMG. Savannah is going to seriously lose her calm when she sees this Cinderella dolls house, just look at it!!! Even I can’t wait to get it set up! This is actually Savannah’s birthday present, she loves nothing more than playing with little princess figurines so there actually couldn’t be a better present out there for her! Kidcraft do a huge selection of giant dolls houses, I’d advise shopping around online for the best deals!

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Leaf it to Me Bath and Body set for Kids, £39

As you may know by now, I am very pro ‘safe’ products and since being introduced to the vegan friendly brand Arbonne I am very conscious of the ingredients in products and the effects they have on our health. I will never again use anything that includes SLS or Parabens on my families skin and as part of the Christmas range, Arbonne have introduced a bath and body set formulated for kids and designed for them to be able to apply themselves, the girls are going to feel very grown up receiving these in their stockings!

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Princess Poppy Troll, Tesco Direct, £47.49

So I suspect this is going to be the ‘impossible to get’ present of 2016, fortunately Scarlett hasn’t spotted it yet and I intend to keep it this way! She loved the movie so we have found some miniatures for the girls stockings but my advice to you is if you want this for Christmas day, register for notifications when it comes in to stock ASAP!!

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I love this gift, honestly I debated putting it on my own Christmas wish list… You download the free app on your phone and using the selfie stick you can create your own music videos singing in to the mic! AMAZING!!! For just under £16 I think this makes a fabulous stocking filler for all the little pop stars in your lives 🙂

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Boden Bunny Slippers

There’s nothing nicer than new sleepwear for Christmas, so whilst the kids will get some little goodies on Christmas eve including chocolates and nighties, I’m going to save these gorgeous little bunny slippers for Christmas morning. Boden have a sale on right now and have a beautiful collection of nightwear.

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Fancy Dress, George at Asda

We have all been stung by the Disney Store prices at one point or another, but since I discovered George at Asda I will never look anywhere else for the girls fancy dress. The quality is just amazing and the details are better than any other I have seen but what is really amazing is the affordable price. Scarlett is after Rey from Star Wars and Savannah who believes she is a real life princess just needs Aurora to complete her collection.

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 Lego Friends Roller Coaster, John Lewis £71

Scarlett is really into Lego all of a sudden and it’s really lovely to have a hobby that she can do with Daddy for some quality one on one time, this set should keep them busy for a while!

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The Fairy Reward Box, £35

I think this is such a great take on the standard rewards chart (which had little effect on my girls…). With this beautiful little fairy house comes 20 small wooden stars, every time your child does something good they get to put a star in the house, once the house is filled with stars – the “fairy” replaces the stars with a reward! They do several designs including a gorgeous Pirate treasure chest. They come with a free personalisation and are currently on sale!

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Cuddlebug, £34.99

This is such a cute little stocking filler. These bath towels are made from the finest bamboo fibres so are super soft and the girls are going to love wrapping up in them after their baths. And hey, whatever encourages them to have a bath is good with me!

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Father’s Day Giveaway: WIN 1 of 3 Hurley Burley Personalised Leather Key Rings!

In case you haven’t sorted out your Father’s Day gift yet, Scarlett and Me have put together a new prize draw with our favourite online jewellery boutique, Hurley Burley, to give three of you the chance to win one of these gorgeous leather personalised key rings.

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You can personalise this key ring by having your child’s drawing engraved on a sterling silver dogtag with a special message on the back, or perhaps for your own dad – have some sentimental words engraved on a sterling silver disc.

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Hurley Burley will gift wrap this gorgeous gift in their trademark little black box tied with a silk ribbon and aim to get this to your Father just in time for his special day.

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And now for your chance to WIN…

Remember as usual, each way will count as a new entry!

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The 3 extremely lucky winners will be notified on Wednesday 17th June so that their Dads can receive their gift in time for Father’s Day! 

You can check out the rest of the beautiful collection of personalised gifts by Hurley Burley here

Best of luck! 

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Mother’s Day Giveaway: WIN 1 of 3 Hurley Burley Personalised Leather Key Rings!

To celebrate Mother’s Day, we have teamed up with Hurley Burley – a fabulous online boutique specialising in personalised silver jewellery and accessories, to offer three Scarlett and Me readers the chance to WIN one of the beautiful leather heart key rings featured on my Mother’s Day Gift Ideas post. You can choose from the selection of colours below, and have the stirling silver heart charm engraved on both sides with words of your choice! The most perfect gift this Mother’s Day 🙂 Click on the images for further details and more photos.

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The key ring will arrive beautifully gift wrapped in Hurley Burley’s signature blue box tied with a silk ribbon, and will be with your mum in time for Mother’s Day.

And now for your chance to WIN…

Remember as usual, each way will count as a new entry!

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The 3 extremely lucky winners will be selected on Tuesday 10th March so that their mums can receive their prizes in time for Mother’s Day! 

Best of luck! 

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Valentine’s Day Giveaway: WIN 1 of 3 Charlotte’s Web Silver Rings!

To celebrate all that is romance, Charlotte’s Web, a beautiful jewellers I discovered on my own online shopping spree, has offered to giveaway 3 of their best selling rings! You  can choose from the Karma Bronze and Silver Spinning Ring, The Rajput Turquoise and Pearl Silver Spinning Ring or the Maharani Silver Spinning Ring. (Click on any of the below images for more pics!). Any of these beautiful rings will look absolutely stunning on a well manicured hand, and with chunky jewellery making a massive come back on last years SS15 runways, they are definitely an accessory to own!

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Karma Bronze And Silver Spinning Ring £49

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Rajput Turquoise and Pearl Silver Spinning Ring £59

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Maharani Silver Spinning Ring £49

Interesting Fact: In ancient traditions silver spinning rings were worn to help reduce tension levels and anxiety. The repetitive motion of playing with a spinning ring can help to relax and calm the mind.

All of these beautiful rings are hand made with only the best quality metals and precious gems. Beautifully wrapped and gift boxed, they make the most perfect Valentine’s gift for your loved one, something special for your daughter or even just as a treat for yourself!

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And now for your chance to WIN…

Remember as usual, each way will count as a new entry!

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  • Comment below including the name of the ring you would like to win e.g. Maharani
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The 3 extremely lucky winners will be selected on Thursday 12th February to receive their rings in time for Valentine’s Day!  

Lots of love!

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The Gift Guide For Men This Valentine’s Day

If you are struggling for gift inspiration for the man in your life this Valentine’s Day, check out my list below for something a little different that wont break the bank. If your husband is anything like mine, he will genuinely want the gift to represent the thought and not the price tag so I have found some gorgeous, thoughtful and even novelty gifts which he should love!

Gilbert and Stone, Personalised Pair of Ceramic Egg Cups, £18

I just fell in love with these little his and hers egg cups! The perfect start to Valentine’s day is breakfast in bed with a perfectly dippy egg and crusty soldiers served in these brilliant personalised egg cups. I think these also make a great little wedding gift for anyone on the look out for something a little different!

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Personalised Boing Band from Hurley Burley, £40

Jewellery on Valentine’s Day doesn’t just have to be for the ladies! Made from genuine sailing and climbing rope with a stainless steel magnetic clasp, these are incredibly hard wearing and are also available in a huge variety of colours to suit his style. At Hurley Burley you can get the Boing Bands personalised for free which is a lovely touch for a special gift and just because it’s Valentine’s Day and everyone is feeling the love, they have also offered 10% discount with code LOVE10!

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Hannah Lloyd, Passport Stamps Heart Print, £45

If holidays and travel are your thing, this personalised stamp print will make a beautiful gift to hang on your wall. It’s also a great excuse to reminisce over the wonderful memories you have made along your travels and will hopefully inspire you to book up your next romantic trip away! Again, if you get your order in quick at Hannah Lloyd she is offering 10% off with code VAL15, but you must get in touch before midnight on 4th Feb!

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Bread and Jam, Say Hello Mug, £8.50

If it is just a token gift you are looking for, you really can’t go wrong with a novelty mug! I think most guys will be pleased to have this on their desk to show the world that someone fancies them 🙂

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If you still can’t find the perfect gift, head down to your local M&S and check out the beautiful new Rosie Huntington collection of underwear. Just to clarify, this would be for you to wear.

If you haven’t yet seen the girls version of this post then you can check it out here!

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Her

With such a huge selection of beautiful brands out there all pitching their key products for Valentine’s 2015, I have had to split this feature in to separate His and Hers posts just to fit them all in! So kicking off the love posts, here is my ultimate gift guide For Her this Valentine’s… No need to thank me boys.

Tales From The Earth, Mesh Bracelet, £37.50

I’m a huge fan of this brand and am now always seen wearing this beautiful mesh bracelet in rhodium plated sterling silver. I think almost everyone that has seen it has commented on how beautiful and sparkly it is! Available in rose gold plated, gold plated and rhodium plated they are so reasonably priced and worth every penny. As with all of their products, it will arrive beautifully packaged in a gift box and ribbon, so guys, if you are looking for some serious brownie points this Valentine’s Day – this is the gift to get! Tales From The Earth have put together a very generous discount for the Scarlett and Me readers, enter SCARLBLOG for a whopping 25% off at checkout! (Normal price £50 for the Mesh Bracelet).

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Brit-Stitch Satchel, £75

I love this little satchel! It is part of the With Love from Brit-Stitch collection. Available in a huge variety of colours with or without the heart, this is the most perfect start to a woman’s Spring/Summer ’15 collection. I have this hand made satchel in shade ‘warm sand’ which you may have spotted on my Instagram, it is just big enough for your hand bag essentials and also has the option to be personalised with her initials.

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Helen Moore, Pom Pom Key Ring, £26

Helen Moore recently hit the headlines when Fern Cotton was spotted wearing one of her iconic multi coloured faux fur scarves. This brand is seriously hot right now and just in time for Valentine’s Day they have this wonderful selection of faux fur pom pom key rings available, perfect for your keys or as a statement accessory on your bag. Get your order in quick though, I’m told these little things are flying off the shelves!

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Otago Design, Safari Collection, £95

Otago Design are my first stop for luxury interior accessories. If the woman in your life considers the items in her home objects of art, then this is the brand to discover. I actually spotted the Safari Collection on a Valentine’s Giveaway they are hosting and thought what a special gift they would make (you can enter it here)! Hand crafted in gold plate sand cast brass, these elegant little statues will make a talking point in your room and a romantic story for your loved one to share.

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Eve Lom Kiss Mix, £16

Luxury lip balm just sort of seemed relevant to a Valentine’s Day gift post, what can I say! Eve Lom is a truly luxurious skincare brand and if your wife / girlfriend / girl in the office that you have a major crush on is constantly getting her chapstick out then this is a perfect little gift for her.

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HEMA Pink Sewing Machine, £59

Random gift!? Well I would love it and hey, it’s pink so totally suitable for Valentine’s Day! If the girl in your life has a passion for needle work then this would make such a thoughtful gift.

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Now ladies, once you are done choosing your gifts to subtly drop hints on, scoot on over to the Gifts For Him version of this post!