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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Christmas Giveaway: WIN a Luxury Rocking Horse £125RRP

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Just how much would your little one love one of these fabulous rocking horses by Little Bird Told Me? That’s what I thought… Well as it’s Christmas, I have been busy working with some of my favourite brands on some exciting Christmas giveaways and this week, Little Bird Told Me have offered one lucky Scarlett and Me reader the chance to WIN a luxury rocking horse from a selection of their best sellers, up to the value of £125!

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You may remember the Ruby and Belle featured on my Little One’s Christmas Gift Guide, well I received this last week so can personally recommend this brand for it’s quality and design. These beautiful horses are made from the finest materials and are built to last the test of time. They promise to spark your child’s imagination in a world taken over by technology and would be the ultimate present under the tree on Christmas morning!

All you have to do is decide which one you’d like to win for them!

Meet Pixie and Fluff… Suitable from 9 months, this beautiful paisley rocking horse is what little girls dreams are made of 🙂

Pixie and Fluff Infant Rocker, £85

Pixie and Fluff Infant Rocker, £85

 

And here is Rufus and Ted. A premium pony with a luxury leatherette saddle and bridle, it even comes with removable foot plates!

Rufus and Ted, Infant Rocker, £120

Rufus and Ted, Infant Rocker, £120

 

Perhaps a more neutral horse is better suited to your household, in which case check out Dylan and Boo. He is slightly bigger so more suitable for an older toddler.

Dylan and Boo Rocking Horse, £125

Dylan and Boo Rocking Horse, £125

Here ‘s how to enter for your chance to WIN…

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

  • Follow the blog by hitting the blue ‘follow’ button at the top of this post
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  • Comment below including the name of the horse you would like to win e.g. Pixie and Fluff

Get your entries in quick for this one as to ensure the item is with you before Christmas Eve, we will have to close the competition earlier than usual!

The extremely lucky winner will be selected on Tuesday 16th December 2014 

Good Luck!

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A Little One’s Christmas Gift Guide

So if you have already raided the Disney store of every Frozen item left in stock, and are still looking for gift ideas for your little ones this Christmas – check out my list of beautiful toys and keepsakes below!

Handmade Cotton Teepee, All Things Brighton Beautiful, from £79.95

My girls seriously love their dens. They currently take up residence in Scarlett’s wardrobe with a torch and tea set – which is fine until Paul and I are made to sit in there with them… So we are all going to be over the moon with this bespoke hand made teepee from All Things Brighton Beautiful. They are able to make this in pretty much any fabric you want so if you were planning on keeping this in the lounge, you could have it coordinating with the cushions! (Although you may need to hold off until after the Christmas rush for this service.) Plus, it’s a great place to store toys at bed time. Just get in touch with them via their site to make an enquiry and check out their collection online. To avoid disappointment, you must get your order in before December 12th.

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Painting Apron, My 1st Years, £16

This was actually a gift bought for Scarlett for her 2nd birthday and 18 months on it is still the best apron we have come across. Not only does this personalised apron look gorgeous on her whilst she’s doing her crafts, it really protects her clothes and is easy for her to get on and off herself. Plus, right now you can get 10% off with discount code BABYGIFT10.

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Convertible Pirate Ship Book, GLTC, £11.99

I love this collection of books. You can feed their little imaginations with a story before transforming this book into a pirate ship for them to play in! Kids love getting themselves into little spaces (much to our annoyance) so this is a sure hit for an under 5 yr old with a wicked imagination. Currently in stock and on sale for £11.99! Click here to check out the rest of the collection from fire engines to princess carriages.

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Blo Pens, Debenhams, £17

I am forever on the look out for rainy day activities for the girls so have bought them this Fantasy collection of Blo Pens. They are going to love making pretty pictures to hang in their rooms!

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Rocking Horse, Little Bird Told Me, £125

Now this is very, very special. I took delivery of this today as a surprise gift for Savannah’s birthday which is the week before Christmas. It’s called the Ruby and Belle from a Little Bird Told Me who offer a beautiful collection of rocking horses. She is suddenly obsessed with Disney’s Sheriff Callie and loves to sit on her ride-on pretending it is Sparky the horse! Along with a pink sheriff’s hat purchased at The Entertainer for £3 – I know this pink rocking pony is going to be an absolute hit!

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If you are in love with this little rocking horse as much as I am, then make sure you check back next week when I will be giving you the chance to WIN one of a selection of rocking horses from Little Bird Told Me!

VTech Kidizoom Digital Camera, John Lewis, £49.99

This is a huge hit in our house and a  great introduction to photography. The girls love taking it out with them and it’s wonderful going through the pics they’ve taken at the end of the day – it gives you a little insight to life through their eyes!

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Blanket, Mamas & Papas, £39.95

A gift perhaps more traditionally associated with babies, but my girls love a blanket! Perfect for pretend picnics, snuggling on the sofa, putting their dolls to bed and even a make-do roof for a tent! This special edition Donna Wilson knitted blanket carries the high quality you expect from Mamas and Papas and is a print perfect for sparking the girls imaginations.

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