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:
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.
It is natural that parents will want to treat their children. If your little ones are the light of your life, of course you are going to enjoy watching their faces light up as they unbox a thoughtful gift. However, over the years, it can become harder and harder to find new and exciting presents. If you are really struggling with this task, look for inspiration. Below are six fabulous gift ideas for your children.
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…
Do you have a special Christmas tradition in your family over the festive period or something that you always do and have always done. AO.com challenged me to think about ours recently, it got me all excited for Christmas. Friends of ours all have their “ways” of celebrating Christmas and some of them are so different from ours. It’s amazing how many different things people do for Christmas. We have a few little traditions that go on in our family and if you are just starting out on your journey of parenthood they might come in handy…
Something that I plan to do every year and fail to do every year is hold some money back to hit the January sales. You can buy so many good things in the sales. Things for yourself, the home and family – after Christmas treats for the kids from the toy sections or stocking up on gifts for birthdays throughout the year and oh yes, next Christmas. This year I have a plan though and I wanted to share it with you.
It’s this time of year that everyone is out buying Christmas presents, whether that be for family and friends or work colleagues. Grabbing secret santa gifts is always something I find quite difficult. This year I have secret santa’s for all three, some are easier to sort and purchase than others. Below are some tips I have accumulated to help you get fantastic secret santa gifts. Top 10 tips for getting Secret santa gifts Do a little research into who you are buying for – there will be someone you know that know’s that person (if you do not know them very well yourself), as them a few questions and find out what they like. Now you know what they like find themed gifts – for example if they love football have a look at football themed items or if they love cooking, have a look at cooking themed items. Find websites that stock a variety of products – websites like Stocking Fillers are fabulous as they have a lot of choice and great filters to help you search for the best gift. If you are stuck, try to go for smaller gifts that are useful – like the screwdriver sets […]
Isla was recently sent a fantastic parcel from Bundles of Joy, which would be perfect for birthday presents, christening gifts and even “non” chocolately gifts for Easter. Isla has spent the entire weekend giving tea and cakes to her dollys, which has been heartwarming to watch. What a great gift for a child and parent?
The Italian tradition of kindness and gratitude is generally what makes the country so characteristic. Christmas tends to be the realm of good feelings and Italian food is the way to express them. My husband did a wonderful Italian hamper for me a couple of years ago, including an Italian flag it was full of Italian goodies and it really was a special present.
I recently came across this infographic about tool gifts for DIY Dads, I thought it was really good and I love the idea of wood effect tiles – they are so versatile and really do make the room look like it’s finished, without the pains of wood bowing and moulding around the edges.
Each year it gets harder and harder to choose from the hundreds of favourites we have available! This list has been compiled by you the general public, our retailers, toy industry experts and by us, the wooden toy experts. All of the toys that have made the top 10 have been selected on the following criteria: Fun Factor Play Value Developmental Properties Value for Money So without further or do, in reverse order, here are our Bigjigs Top 10 Xmas Toys for 2013:
Christmas was fantastic at the Constant household, Noah and Isla got absolutely spoilt on both Christmas Day and Boxing Day. We had lots of fun playing with new toys, including Buzz and a new Rocking Horse, and Noah & Isla are looking forward to watching the Gruffalo on our road trip to Snowdonia on their new portable DVD player. Such a great idea for keeping the little one entertained in the car, especially Noah!