Nappy cakes are by far one of the best gifts to take along to any baby shower. You can rest assured that this is a gift that is going to get loads of use from new Mum and, of course, new baby. I used to make these and I loved it, being creative with baby toys and essentials. The image above is one I made for my daughter Isla Rae, I loved making it as it felt extra special. If you’ve not heard of a nappy cake before, these cakes are made out of nappies that are put together to create several tiers. The tiers are then stacked to look like a cake and then decorated with a range of other items such as ribbons to make them look beautiful. Not only are these great gifts, they also make lovely centrepieces at a baby shower. You can use it as the centrepiece and then send it home with Mum after the shower.
I love stationery. In fact, I feel I may have an unhealthy obsession with it. I have pens just because I liked the look of the pen. Admittedly it isn’t an expensive obsession, which is a bonus! National stationery week (my favourite kind of week) is a great week to celebrate my love for pens and all things stationery. Pen Heaven have some fabulous products that are just perfect for a special gift for someone (or to top up your stationery collection).
You may have read my gift guide for the kiddies the other day, well now its Mummy and Daddy’s turn. There are some great gift ideas for various people in your Christmas shopping list, including smellies, hot water bottles and good ole “fashion accessories”.
Sunuva are a great brand who specialise in protective and stylish clothing for children, including pyjamas and beach wear. It was created because there seemed to be a lack of nice clothes to put the children in, that have UV protection and Sunuva grew from there.
Prezzybox are a leading online gift retailer selling a wide range of products from health and beauty to homeware and gadget gifts. I couldn’t believe the vast array of products on their website, you could literally do all of your Christmas shopping in one online basket! Below is my Prezzybox guide on getting the family sorted for Christmas…
I have come across some wonderful gifts for children over the past few weeks and I thought it would be really helpful to list them all in one place, to offer some inspiration for families. You might need one more extra gift for your child, or a niece or nephew to buy for still. Whoever it is for you will get some good ideas below in my gift guide:
Some people use a blog, some people use an app and some people use the good ole written diary to keep their journal. I used to write a written journal or diary when I was younger, I still buy them now and when I was sent this fabulously fun journal from Waff. I love the Rooi website, full of luxury living items that you can fill your home with. I couldn’t help but to get scribbling down my thoughts. Here are my quick tips for writing a useful journal:
Turning sixteen is a big deal for any girl. Whether you’re planning to throw her a massive sweet sixteenth party with all of her family and friends or think that she’d prefer a quieter gathering at home with just those who she’s closest to, buying a gift for a sweet sixteenth requires a little more planning and investment – after all, it’s a very special birthday! I know I won’t have to worry about this for a fair few years but I thought it might be helpful to some of my readers. Also a little bit of future planning on my part. From the traditional to the unique and quirky, I’ve put together some fantastic gift ideas that your teen will love to open on the morning of their 16th birthday.
Yes, June 19th is Fathers Day for 2016 and I found some lovely gifts that would be great for those Daddy’s that love baking and making with their children, like the children’s Daddy. ijustloveit.co.uk have some wonderful gifts that are personalised for that extra special touch, a perfect gift for Daddy.
You may remember I featured Cheerz.com in a competition on Silent Sunday, well I also got to try out some of their products to see what they were like for myself. I love photos and I am always uploading snapshots of our family life on Instagram, so it was fantastic to be able to get some of these photos printed out to use around the house. Also, with Fathers Day around the corner, they can be used as personalised keepsakes that Daddy will love.