With Christmas right around the corner, most people have already started giving and buying gifts. Although the holidays are for the whole family to enjoy, it’s no secret that the kids look forward to the festivities the most. Toys are the most obvious and popular gifts given to children, but eventually, you’ll run out of toy ideas, and expanding their wardrobe (with children’s accessories) will undoubtedly come to mind.
This year we decided to do Secret Santa with my family, its a great idea when there are new babies coming in the family and house deposits to save up for. But it always leaves me feeling like I need to get a little something. I feel bad not giving people something as they spoil our children. So I decided to make everyone their own personalised bauble using my Cricut machine. This is my step by step instructions on how to make your very own Christmas baubles:
I find it hard to get out shopping, so I frequently miss the trends or what is hot in the shops. I like to find out what is popular, or too cool for school! So I thought I would put together this helpful list of great toys for children this Christmas. They are not expensive and a variety of toys for primary school ages. So here is the 2017 toy gift guide:
I adore Paperchase, I always look on their website for inspiration on what’s hot and what looks great. This year it was all about the bright colours and flamingos. Not forgetting the unicorns and the aubergine bauble! I decorated every room with a splash of colour and it looks brilliant.
If there is one board game to get this Christmas, it’s Disney’s “Guess the film”. We are huge Disney fans, so it is perfect for us. This is THE game for a Disney fan, whether you grab it to play when the family are together on Christmas Day or buy it for someone. I think Jumbo Games have done a fabulous job with this game, it’s lots of fun.
Sometimes I struggle with Christmas present ideas for family, namely because they have everything they want these days. You can buy things so easily and conveniently online that people just grab what they want, when they want it. The idea of something personalised, is not only more thoughtful but it is something that they won’t have already! I jumped for joy when GiftsOnline4U sent me 2 products to review. Here are my top choices of personalised gifts this Christmas:
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There will come a time in the year, most likely after Christmas, where you will want to start thinking about having a clear out at home. We did this last weekend and I asked the children to choose some fabulous toys to take to charity, to help make another child’s Christmas a happy one. You will want to get rid of your old possessions and pieces of furniture, ready to make room for all the new things you received during the festive season. However, when it comes to clearing out your home, you will also want to get the kids involved and get rid of their old toys.
The holidays are coming and now is the time that you should start focusing on getting gifts together for your family, friends, and other loved ones. But nowadays, so many things are produced en mass that it can be difficult to find something that is just right for its intended recipient. So how do you go about keeping things personal? A unique gift shows that lots of thought, effort, and time have been put into the gift buying process. It shows that you had the person in mind when buying rather than picking up the first thing that you came across. The answer: bespoke gifts. Here are a few for you to consider in the lead up to the festivities.