Christmas Jumper Giveaway – Not For Ponies

We have a fantastic Christmas Jumper Giveaway thanks to Not For Ponies who also sent us some to review! We also have a matching adult & child Christmas jumper to giveaway in time for Christmas. I’m not a fan of most Christmas jumpers in all honesty but I do love the ones we were sent by Not For Ponies, festive but not ridiculous.

Not For Ponies is all about fun quirky graphics and playful prints. All items are designed and made in the UK!

Izzy received a super cute polar bear Christmas jumper – £16 and a pink unicorn top – £9 for Eva (naturally). I chose the men’s blue reindeer Christmas jumper – £28 for myself as I preferred the design haha! I really like the designs available and Eva’s t-shirt is definitely perfect for her.

Christmas Jumper Giveaway - Izzy is wearing a red polar bear jumper, Eva is wearing a pink unicorn top & I am wearing a blue reindeer jumper

The jumpers are soft and warm with generous sizing, I’m wearing a small in the photo’s above with plenty of room. Izzy is wearing 3-4 years which I was surprised to find fits her as she is currently wearing 4-5 years. Eva’s unicorn t-shirt is a size 7-8 and definitely has plenty of room. Good job as she has already begged the Mr to hurry up and wash it so she can wear it again!

Christmas Jumpers and top

We love NotForPonies.com and will definitely be buying from them in future knowing their products are great quality and sizes. Not having to wear a garish Christmas jumper is always a win for me. Getting Christmassy with the girls for our photo’s (even if I do have bags under my eyes!) was fun too.

Christmas Jumper Giveaway

Do you have a Christmas jumper yet? Would you like the chance to win 1x adult & 1x child matching Christmas jumpers of your choice? Enter our fab Christmas jumper giveaway below to win and don’t forget to sign up to find out about future giveaways!

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What do you think of the designs?

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The night before Christmas – Mustard’s Christmas Wish

We received a copy of The night before Christmas – Mustard’s Christmas Wish available exclusively on Amazon. Written and Illustrated by Sophie Scribble this book is a perfect Christmas eve gift. You can buy a copy of the eBook for £2.99 and a paperback copy for £6.99.

The night before Christmas - Mustard's Christmas Wish

The night before Christmas – Mustard’s Christmas Wish

The story reimagines the classic ‘Twas the night before Christmas’ with Mustard, the lovable dachshund, embarking on a Christmas Eve adventure he’ll never forget. Mustard has cards to deliver before Christmas day, but with such little legs it seems a long way! Mustard bravely goes off to deliver his cards to all his friends.

Mustard deliving letters

This lovely rhyming tale of friendship and hope is a heart warming story. Mustard the sausage dog is an ambitious little underdog who transforms into a super sausage dog! The night before Christmas – Mustard’s Christmas Wish would be great for reading on Christmas eve snuggled up together. The girls loved this book as they think Mustard is really cute and cool too!

Holly's letter

We love books that rhyme and have lovely storylines and this book is definitely one we will be reading and enjoying again. Mustard delivers cards to all his friends on a cold Christmas eve.

Mustard curled up asleep in front of the fire with his friend Daniel

Looking for Robins throughout the book, counting them as we went made reading The night before Christmas – Mustard’s Christmas Wish even more fun. Children love getting involved in reading and even little ones Izzy’s age (3) can enjoy counting the robins.

We have quite a selection of Christmas books we have discovered, old & new and as always enjoy sharing them with our readers. The night before Christmas – Mustard’s Christmas Wish is definitely a lovely festive book to read at Christmas and a perfect gift too.

Have you read The night before Christmas – Mustard’s Christmas Wish? Does it sound like a book your little ones would enjoy too?

Christmas Gifts For Her 2017

I’ve put together a handy list of Christmas gifts for her this Christmas. A mixture of products I’ve been sent to review and those I know have fantastic reviews already and would love to receive myself or know someone who would! Having written gift guides for 3 year olds, 7 year olds & even 5 Christmas Gifts Under £5, I figured one for her would be great too!

Hunkemoller Textured Slippers £18

These gorgeous textured slippers from Hunkemöller are a perfect gift this Christmas. Comfortable, warm, soft and fluffy inside. Delivered in this lovely little box to make you smile. These slippers are perfect for those cold winter days and nights.

 

Bloomtown Limited Edition Luxury Beauty Baubles

Hand-Crafted, Reusable Decorative Baubles each containing a luxury bloomtown beauty product inside make lovely gifts. They come pre-assembled and ready to hang on the tree. You can buy an individual bauble for £9 or a set of 3 for £25.

Yankee Candle Christmas Advent Calendar 2017

Yankee Candle Christmas Advent Calendar 2017 £29

Almost every woman I know LOVES Yankee Candles making this Christmas Advent Calendar a fantastic gift idea. Contain one tea light per day and a Votive candle for Christmas eve. I would love one of these to make the flat smell more festive throughout December.

Christmas gifts for her - Mummy Christmas Eve Box

Christmas Eve Box For Mummy £15

Who says Christmas Eve boxes are just for kids? With a fantastic selection of gifts in each box My Pocket Money Toys have the adults covered too!

 Contains a chocolate pizza slice, a Belgian hot chocolate stick, cosy Christmas socks and a Shaggy Stag or Hairy Coo tree decoration.All I Want for Christmas Hamper, , hi-resHotel Chocolat All I Want For Christmas Hamper £35

We all love chocolate and having discovered Hotel Chocolat this year after receiving a lovely gift card, their chocolates will forever be on my wish list. I love this gorgeous little hamper full of chocolate goodies. Hotel Chocolat have a wide range of hampers from £20 upwards that any chocolate lover would love to receive.

 

What do you think of my Christmas gifts for her guide? Which gift is your favourite?

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3 Christmas Books To Snuggle Up With

Little Tiger sent us 3 Christmas Books to snuggle up with as thy are releasing new paperback editions of some of their much-loved Christmas titles. We enjoyed snuggling up on the sofa to read these 3 lovely Christmas books.

3 Christmas Books Perfect For Snuggling Up With

 

One Noisy Night

One Noisy Night

Written by M Christina Butler and Illustrated by Tina Macnaughton this gorgeous touch and feel book is perfect for snuggling up with on a cold wintery night. The gorgeous wintry scenes and soft touch & feel flocking throughout makes it lovely to read keeping your little one involved.

One Noisy Night inside

Little Hedgehog and his friends hear strange creaking sounds coming from the woods giving them a strange puzzle to solve. A wonderful story of friendship & bravery, One Noisy Night is the 10th book of the best-selling Little Hedgehog Series. We love this new release which is available for £6.99 on Amazon. Christmas books like these are lovely to read during the Christmas season and make lovely presents too.

The Perfect Present

Written By Stella J Jones and Illustrated by Caroline Pedler this beautiful Christmas tale is about giving, receiving and friendship. This is such a cosy Christmas story to cuddle up with.

The Perfect Present

Billy and Bella are the best of friends & they would do anything to make each other happy, even if it means giving up something they love. Full of beautifully festive illustrations this lovely Christmas book is a great one to snuggle up with giving you that festive feeling. We love Christmas books like this and think it’s great for £6.99 on Amazon.

 

Santa To The Rescue

Santa To The Rescue

The 3rd book on our list of Christmas books perfect for snuggling up with over Christmas is written by Barry Timms and Illustrated by Ag Jatkowska. This book is a fun and festive picture book with beautiful illustrations.

Santa To The Rescue

Perfect for sharing with little ones excited about Christmas, this story follows the bears of mistletoe mountain on Christmas eve. The bears get snowed in and the animals of Holly tree Forest Work together to help Santa save the day. We find Christmas books like this really get us into the spirit of Christmas. Available for £6.99 on Amazon.

Do you think these 3 Christmas books would be perfect for snuggling up with your little one too over Christmas?

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Christmas Gifts For 7 Year Olds Under £40

I’ve put together a list of  Christmas gifts for 7 year olds covering everything. We have a fantastic advent calendar, Christmas Eve box, Toys, Crafts & more!

Advent Calendar

Christmas Gifts for 7 year olds - Mad Beauty 12 days of christmas advent calendar

We discovered this gorgeous Mad beauty 12 days of Christmas advent calendar for just £9.99 whilst looking for Christmas gifts for 7 year olds. The 12 Days of Christmas advent calendar contains bath products, lip balms and body lotions, suitable from 3 years. Perfect for either of my girls but Eva will definitely appreciate it. She loves beauty products & is becoming very girly so this is a perfect alternative advent calendar for her.

Christmas Eve box

Christmas eve box from My Pocket Money Toys

You may have already seen the fantastic Christmas Eve boxes from My Pocket Money Toys for £30 which includes EVERYTHING you need for the perfect Christmas eve. We reviewed the 6-7 years Christmas Eve box last week and absolutely love it. This fantastically festive box contains a gourmet chocolate pizza slice, cuddly toy, a Christmas book, a festive craft, a puzzle, something cosy to wear, a toy, Belgian hot chocolate stick, bag of reindeer food and even a certificate from Santa!

A Craft

Amigami

I discovered the Amigami Large Figure for £5 when hunting for Christmas gifts £5 and under at Sports Direct. Eva loves to craft and this looks like a great gift that she can really get creative with. Suitable from 5+ this had to be added to our list of Christmas gifts for 7 year olds.

Colouring Pens

Magnetips

Colouring at Christmas is a bit of a tradition in most households, all children get a colouring book of some sort. These fantastic MAGNETIPS are the perfect companion for £39.99! We received a set of the MAGNETIPS, a colour refill sets & 10 chrome balls. MAGNETIPS are not your typical fine liners, they have 2 magnets inside allowing you to build fantastic creations. You can build all sorts of shapes with these fun magnetic pens and adding the chrome balls allow you to make fun structures too!

Magnetips

What do you think of my Christmas gifts for 7 year olds? Do you know a 7 year old who would love these too?

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Christmas Eve Boxes From My Pocket Money Toy

We received Christmas Eve boxes From My Pocket Money Toys, filled with perfect Christmas themed gifts. My Pocket Money Toys offer a fantastic toy subscription for children and a great selection of Christmas boxes. There is a gift box for different ages, as well as different sized boxes & even boxes for adults too! We recently reviewed their fantastic Halloween Box which was full of awesome goodies and love these Christmas boxes too.

Christmas eve boxes

We received the 6-7 years Christmas Eve box which costs £30 and a Mummy Christmas eve box too which costs £15.

 

Christmas Eve box 6-7 years

Chocolate pizza slice

Cuddly toy

Christmas book

Festive craft

Puzzle

Something cosy to wear

A Toy

Belgian hot chocolate stick

Bag of reindeer food

Certificate from Santa!

 

Christmas eve box from My Pocket Money Toys

Eva was excited opening her Christmas eve box and loves everything that is included. She knows mummy usually gets her Christmas eve box & Santa brings her presents Christmas day so she was pleased to find she’d already made Santa’s nice list! (For helping mummy review these awesome products of course 😉 haha). Eva instantly removed the Robin from the parcel & hasn’t let go since as Robyn is her middle name.

Robin soft toy

The Mummy Christmas eve box can be for mum, dad or even grandparents! It’s a lovely little gift box to receive with everything you need for Christmas eve including the all important hot chocolate, Christmas socks, chocolate & a tree decoration.

Mummy Christmas eve box

The Mummy Box

Chocolate pizza slice

Belgian hot chocolate stick

Cosy Christmas socks

Shaggy Stag or Hairy Coo tree decoration

 

Mummy box from My pocket money toys

These Christmas eve boxes are great gifts for children & adults and such a reasonable price for what is included too.

Do you buy Christmas eve boxes? What do you think of the gifts included in these boxes from My Pocket Money Toy?

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Christmas Hamper From Prestige Hampers

I received a gorgeous Christmas hamper from Prestige Hampers to review. I received Prestige Hampers Traditional Gift Basket which costs £64.99. A true Christmas classic the traditional gift basket in premium wicker is packed with the finest products for the recipient to enjoy.

Prestige Hampers

Prestige Hampers

Christmas Hamper

Prestige Hampers Christmas hamper is the perfect gift to send this Christmas with a selection of fine wines, treats & savoury goodies arranged neatly inside the wicker basket. To top it off the hamper was approved by Good Housekeeping 2017!

Christmas Hamper From Prestige Hampers

Included:
Water Stop Station Chardonnay 75cl
Water Stop Station Shiraz 75cl
Red Velvet Crunch Biscuits 150g
English Breakfast Tea 40g
Milk, White and Dark Chocolate Classics 120g
Shortbread Festive Shapes 60g
Matthew Walker Classic Christmas Pudding 100g
Iced Fruit Cake 400g
Dark Chocolate Bar 60g
Mackays Christmas Marmalade 113g
Mackays Christmas Preserve 113g
Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Yorkshire Crisps 100g
Handmade Smoked Oatcakes 125g
Handmade Wicker Basket

 

This gorgeous Christmas hamper is bursting full of deliciously tasty goodies perfect for Christmas. We love the Red Velvet Crunch Biscuits & Shortbread festive shapes that go really well with the English Breakfast Tea which I shared with the girls.

There is a little bit of everything you could want treat wise over the Christmas period including 2 Water Stop Wines to wash it all down with. This is a great gift for anyone who is unsure what to buy for someone this Christmas. The lovely Handmade Wicker Basket can be kept for storing things once it is empty too.

Prestige Hampers sell a range of hampers to suit your needs & budget with something for everyone. They are fantastically priced for what is included in the hamper and I would definitely buy a hamper like this as a gift.

Have you heard of Prestige Hampers before? Do you like Christmas hampers?

 

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Christmas Gifts For 3 Year Olds Under £40

It’s tricky finding Christmas gifts for 3 year olds, there is just so much out there these days. What do you buy!? I’ve put together a list of perfect gifts for 3 year olds this Christmas. I try to cover a little bit of everything when gift buying and I’ve found some fantastic gifts for 3 year olds! I’ve found a toy, a book, Santa letter, costume & colouring book all under £40.

Christmas Gifts For 3 Year Olds

A Toy

My First Scalextric £39.99 is a great gift aimed at children 3+ that everyone can join in with. It’s a great way to get the whole family playing together in a friendly race. This is a great gift to introduce children into the world of Scalextric racing.

scalextric

My first Scalextrics promotes Hand/Eye Coordination, Manual Dexterity, Risk-reward thinking, Face to face interaction, Three dimensional & Motor skill development.

christmas gifts for 3 year olds

Assembling the figure of 8 design is simple and comes apart easily for storing too. The set also comes with two rally cars and adjustable power hand-controllers. The cars & controllers are colour coded in red and yellow to match the chevrons on the circuit. Scalextrics Magnatraction technology helps to keep the cars on the track. My first scalextrics

The My First Scalextric is fully compatible with our Micro Scalextric range of sets and cars, allowing you to extend your track and add new cars too. A gift that can be added on to is always a bonus for us! Find out more here.

A Book

Next on the list of Christmas gifts for 3 year olds is fantastic personalised book from Dr Niamh . Find your Name in the Alphabet Train is available for £16.99 in soft back or hard back. I reviewed this book in full recently and I have to say it is definitely an ideal gift for Christmas.

Personalised Alphabet Book

Personalised books make lovely Christmas gifts for 3 year olds. Children benefit greatly from being read to and reading, personalised children’s books are read on average 9 times more than traditional books. Books like this encourage early learning and a passion for books.

Izzy

The Find my name in the alphabet train book is available in soft or hardback. The story can be personalised with your child’s name, gender, skin & hair colour. The personalisation includes a personalised message printed on the last page, making this alphabet book extra special. I love that you can personalise the book, Izzy’s personalisation turned out great.

A Santa Letter

Lapland Mailroom have a fantastic Santa letter & Activity pack with free nice child certificate for £8.95. Nothing beats the magic of a letter arriving addressed to your little one from the big guy himself and Lapland Mailroom make it quick and easy to order one.

Giveaway

I’m running a giveaway in my Lapland Mailroom Santa Letter giveaway too so head HERE to find out more about Lapland Mailroom and enter for a chance to win one for free!

A Costume

All 3 year olds love to dress up & Pretend To Bee Have an amazing range of costumes. Costumes make perfect Christmas gifts for 3 year olds, helping them explore their imagination. Pretend to Bee’s Garnet Fairy Dress for £25 posted makes a gorgeous Christmas fairy outfit too and can be teamed up with a Santa hat. Izzy still prefers the headband though!

Garnet Fairy Dress From Pretend To Bee

 

Pretend To Bee also have this fantastic Deluxe Elf costume ! A boutique-quality novelty children’s Elf Costume, hand made with the best Fabrics and Trim. The costume includes a jacket, belt, trousers with boot covers and Hat for £19.95

Pretend to Bee - Elf costume

A Colouring Book

I think it’s always nice to add in a lovely colouring book at Christmas. When everything calms down it’s nice to just sit and colour. We found these fantastic Princess & Fairies Dress Up Masks book in Aldi for just £1.99! A bargain & so pretty!

Dress-Ups Masks

What do you think of my Christmas gift guide for 3 year olds? Which products to you like best?

 

 

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Personalised Calendar From Potato Print

I received a personalised calendar from Potato Print who offer a fantastic range of calendars. Potato Print offer a whole range of personalised gifts but I especially love the calendars. Each year for Christmas I get the girls a calendar for their room which they love. Buying their favourite characters isn’t that exciting but they will LOVE discovering pictures of themselves each month. I also think personalised gifts mean much more.

Ordering

The ordering process is so simple. Potato Print offer desk calendars, wall calendars and calendars for parents at £14 each. Postage is £6 no matter how many items you order which I think is great. Each calendar has several options for you to choose from. I selected a wall calendar as the girls already have a hook to hang their calendars.

There are 3 options for wall calendars, adventure, art gallery and geometric. I went for geometric as I love the way it’s laid out. We’ve never had a personalised calendar before so I was quite excited to fill the calendar with all my favourite photo’s.

Personalised calendar Geometric wall calendar - A3Personalising

Once I selected the A3 geometric personalised calendar I was taken to the product editor where I could upload the photo’s I wanted to use and position them how I wanted too. I managed to fit in a few themed ones like the girls birthday months, Halloween and Christmas. Once I had filled up the calendar and was happy with it I ordered the calendar which arrived less than a week later!

Our Personalised Calendar

Our Personalised Calendar

Our personalised calendar arrived well packaged in bubble wrap and cardboard and arrived signed for. I couldn’t wait to open it up and take a look at the end result. I am really pleased with how the calendar has turned out and can’t wait to give it to the girls as a joint present for their bedroom!

What do you think of our personalised calendar from Potato Print?

Personalised Santa Letter Giveaway From Lapland Mailroom

I’m offering my readers a chance to enter my personalised Santa Letter giveaway from Lapland Mailroom. The girls letters were ordered this week and I’ve teamed up with Lapland Mailroom to give you a chance to win a letter from Santa for your child too.

Christmas is quickly approaching and lots of parents have begun buying and planning in time for the big day and we are too. Letters from Father Christmas are always top of the list for the girls. Nothing beats the magic of a letter arriving addressed to your little one from the big guy himself and Lapland Mailroom make it quick and easy to order one.

Packages Available

Lapland Mailroom offer 3 packages, each as lovely as the other for either £7.95 or £8.95 depending on which package you select. Each letter comes with a free Nice child certificate worth £2.95.

Personalised Santa Letter Giveaway

The 2nd package also includes fun activity pages for your child to enjoy. I love the Santa please stop here sign, my girls love things like this. We chose this package for the girls to keep them busy, Izzy will love colouring in her sheets.

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The 3rd package for Baby’s 1st Christmas is just £7.95 for a beautiful Santa letter and free nice child certificate. A lovely keepsake for them to look back on and adds to the magic of their first Christmas.

Baby's 1st christmas letter

Personalised Santa Letter

After selecting a package you can then choose from 3 different letter options or the baby’s 1st Christmas letter. Lapland Mailroom offer a selection of personalisation options.

Enter your child’s first & last name, gender, age and which town/city they will be in for Christmas eve. You can then enter anything your child left out for Santa last year, their best friend or family member’s name & the gift they are hoping to get from Santa. A personal note can also be added to your child’s letter. I made sure to add ‘Be nice to your sister!’ to Eva & Izzy’s letters this year. You can then choose for the letter to be signed from Santa or Father Christmas.

The personalisation form is so simple & easy to fill out and takes no time at all to order your child’s letter.

Personalised Santa Letter Giveaway

Now for the best part! As I mentioned, I’ve teamed up with Lapland Mailroom to run a personalised Santa letter giveaway. Giving you a chance to win a free Santa letter of your choice from Lapland Mailroom!

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