Children’s Christmas Gifts 2018 & Personalised Colour In Activity Book Giveaway

There are fantastic Children’s Christmas gifts available and I’ve rounded a few up for you! I tend to steer away from the top toys each year, some are fantastic but can cost a fortune and end up untouched. Here are a few gifts I know will get used! All gifts are suitable for  4+.

Huewei Mediapad T5 10.1 Inch 16GB Wifi Tablet

Huawei Mediapad T5 10.1 Inch

I know I’m not the only parent who’s children have to do some homework online. It can be tricky on smaller tablets to see the full web page on certain homework sites. This 10.1 inch tablet is the perfect size and budget friendly! Running android 8.0 you can play the latest games and apps on a full HD screen. It has 16GB expandable memory, up to 9 hours of battery life and a 5MP camera. This fab tablet even comes with Microsoft office mobile suite, perfect for doing homework.

My Mood Stars

My Mood Stars Velcro Board and Stars

I recently reviewed My Mood Stars from Wendy Woo along with a book & tooth pocket. I think these would make great children’s christmas gifts! My Mood Stars is a fantastic toy designed to encourage children to understand feelings. This fun, interactive Velcro board and Mood Stars help children think about other peoples feelings as well as their own. For children with Autism or Asperger’s this product can help them associate feelings with facial expressions they otherwise may struggle to understand. This makes a great gift for children of any age. Check out my full review here to find out more.

Friendship Bracelet Kit

A more traditional gift that is bound to get used is this fantastic friendship bracelet kit from Find Me A Gift for just £8.99. Suitable for 8 years and up this is a fun gift that comes with all you need to create colourful friendship bracelets. This kit also comes with a pattern book to help you get started. 

Children’s Christmas DVD’s

DVD’s make great stocking or Christmas Eve box fillers. I include Christmas DVD’s in the girls Christmas Eve boxes every year which they love to watch snuggled up with a hot chocolate. Here are 3 Christmas films that would make a great gift.

The Grinch

The Grinch DVD

The mean, green, Grinch tries to stop Christmas in Whoville! After trying to steal all the presents and decorations on Christmas Eve the Grinch comes to learn the Christmas spirit is more than just tinsel and toys. Based on the quirky, well-loved book ‘Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas’. A genuinely funny film starring Jim Carey with a heart-warming storyline.

Trolls Holiday

Trolls Holiday - Christmas DVDs

Poppy, queen of the trolls discovers the Bergen’s no longer have any holidays on their calendars. Along with the rest of the Trolls gang, poppy tries to fix something the Bergen’s had no idea was broken! This film is bound to get any child up and dancing on their feet, a perfect stocking filler.

The Snowman

The Snowman - Christmas films

A magical musical adapted from Raymond Brigg’s classic picture book is a firm family favourite. This beautiful film tells the story of a boy whose snowman comes to life at midnight! Capturing the imagination of generations this film continues to enchant and is a Christmas film must have. Perfect for a Christmas eve box!

Harry Potter : A History Of Magic

Harry Potter A History Of Magic

Another great stocking filler DVD is less Christmassy but just as magical! Any Harry Potter lovers will be spellbound by this Harry Potter: A History Of Magic.

Lunar Legends Personalised Book Cover Art Print

Lunar legends personalised book cover

Ink & Tot create unique personalised prints like this stunning book cover! Perfect for book lovers looking to write their own short stories. 

Rudolph Heat Change Mug 

Rudolph Heat Change Mug

A perfect stocking filler or Christmas Eve box gift, this Rudolph heat change mug is only €14.95 from CoolGift.com. Children will love to snuggle up with a film and a nice hot chocolate watching Rudolph’s nose glow red when hot!

Unicorn Heat Change Mug

Unicorn Heat Change Mug

Perfect for Unicorn fans, this cute mug changes colour when filled with hot liquids! Add an extra touch of magic to those Christmas hot chocolates watching the mane turn from purple to rainbow! 

Little Star & Little Rainbow Childen’s Bead Necklaces

Little Stars Necklace - Halia rose

I LOVE Halia Rose children’s jewellery. They make fantastic gifts all year round including Christmas! We already have the rainbow necklace Eva received for her birthday, which she loves and the Yellow star necklace is just as lovely.

Halia Rose Little Rainbows Necklace

Made from food grade silicone & BPA free. They are safe and nontoic, perfect for children.  Easy to clean withsoapy water or in the dishwasher under 65.

Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Necklace 

Harry Potter necklace - This material culture

This Material Culture has a range of unique jewellery gifts, handmade in Liverpool. I love this Harry Potter Necklace, it is a great stocking filler for any Harry Potter fan! 

Wannabees Role Play Packs

Wannabees Cafe Owner Pack

These fab books have everything you need inside to help children in their chosen role.  Izzy loves to bake and cook, she loves visiting local cafes and we were kindly sent the Café pack which I know will get so much use!

I Want To Be A Teacher

We absolutely love Wannabees Role Play Packs, you can be a Doctor, Café Owner or a Teacher! We have the Teacher role pack and the girls have used it quite a bit.

I want to be a Doctor

Playbrush Smart Sonic

Playbrush Smart Sonic

The Playbrush Smart Sonic is an interactive toothbrush for children 3+ with extra soft brush heads. This playful toothbrush connects via Bluetooth to iOS/Android so you can play motivational games controlling the brushing movements. t. Unique technology measures and gives feedback on brushing accuracy, speed, pressure, position, frequency and duration. This then provides audo feedback and evaluates the brushing reults for parents through statistics. 

Scientific studies (2017) show that children using Playbrush brush their teeth twice as long, more regularly and have more fun *115 kids with Playbrush Smart*


Personalised Colour In Activity Book A3

Personalised Colour In Activity Book A3

Personalised gifts are great and this one is perfect for young children learning to spell and recognise their own name. With 34 pages of fun activities and their name on each page to colour in or trace, this is a unique and fun gift. You can also add a personal message to the activity book to make it extra special. 

Isobella Personalise activity book

Win A Personalised Colour In Activity Book A3

Enter the Rafflecoptor giveaway below for a chance to win one of these lovely activity books yourself.

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The winner will be contacted within 24 hours to provide personalisation details and delivery address which will be passed on to The Personalised Gift Shop to dispatch your prize. 

*Most of these items have been gifted in exchange for a feature but all opinions are my own.

Soothing Skin With Eucerin #MyAquaphor

I’m using a Soothing Skin Balm from Eucerin called Aquaphor. Having sensitive skin due to Eczema I often struggle to find products that help.

Soothing Skin with Eucerin Aquaphor

Soothing Skin Balm

I was kindly sent a sample of Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm to try out. Designed to give dry to very dry, cracked and irritated skin the SOS care it needs for all the family. Containing only 8 ingredients, Aquaphor is gentle enough to use on highly irritated skin, babies skin and as a nappy cream.

#MyAquaphor

Protecting skin by creating a breathable protective barrier, Eucerin Aquaphor soothing skin balm allows the skin to breathe. Allowing oxygen and water vapor to circulate to and from the skin helps strengthen it natural barrier function.

Dry Skin

Izzy fell over at school a few weeks back and ended up with a big graze on her chin. Of course, she picked this like mad at first and other creams have done very little. It was so dry and cracked from the cold weather but no longer weeping so I decided to see if Eucerin Aquaphor would help. After a bath, I put some on Izzy’s chin and left it. As you can see below it was quite bad to begin with!

Unicorn Crown

I then forgot to use Eucerin Aquaphor for a day or so and you could see her chin was beginning to irritate Izzy again. We’ve started using it again and it is slowly helping. As you can see below it has gone from an almost heart-shaped scab to 2 smaller scabs and the skin is healing around it at last. Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin balm is amazing!

Izzy's chin is healing using Eucerin Aquaphor

Eczema

I have Eczema and really struggle during the winter with my skin. My arms are full of makes from tearing my arms apart so I thought I’d try using Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm for myself too. After a bath, I slathered my arms in the balm and it instantly felt soothing. Usually, my arms feel on fire even after a cool bath or shower and I can’t stop scratching!

Eczema calming with Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm

I forgot to take a before photo but the photo above shows my arm after a week of use. I suddenly realised I hadn’t been scratching anywhere near as much. There aren’t any fresh scabs where my skin feels much calmer and it is a lovely relief. I can see Eucerin Aquaphor becoming a household essential for us and can see why it has been a household stable since it was first introduced to the US market in 1925.

Have you used Eucerin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm before?

*This post is an entry for the BritMums #MyAquaphor Challenge, sponsored by Eucerin. Discover the benefits of Eucerin https://www.eucerin.co.uk/products/aquaphor/soothing-skin-balm-45ml

Women’s Christmas Gift Guide 2018 & Stationary Giveaway

I’ve created a women’s Christmas gift guide full of fab gifts AND a giveaway for 2 lucky winners! If you are looking for some inspiration this Christmas then check out these gifts.

Women’s Christmas Gift Guide 2018

Vibrating Neck Massage Pillow

Coolgift.com has the perfect gift for anyone in dire need of a neck massage! This super soft pillow wraps around your neck to give you a relaxing massage. Simply insert 2x AA batteries, turn it on, lean back and relax.

Handbag LED Light

This smart LED motion sensor light from Coolgift.com is perfect for finding what you need in the bottom of your bag. This is a great stocking filler for anyone who is constantly rummaging around struggling to see inside their bag. What else could make a perfect women’s Christmas gift?

PhoneHug & Lanyard

PhoneHug & Rose Lanyard

The PhoneHug is a guardian angel for your phone! Made from high-grade recyclable silicone this funky accessory stops you from dropping, breaking or losing your phone. The PhoneHug clips to a lanyard to be worn in different ways.

PhoneHug & Lanyard

A great gift for NHS staff, dog walkers, tourists or those with disabilities that may drop, break or lose their phone. I love that the PhoneHug comes in purple, it looks lovely with the rose gold Lanyard. A useful women’s Christmas gift she will use all year round!

Cosy Owl Lime & Basil Candle Making Kit

This candle making kit from Cosyowl.com helps recreate a popular designer favourite (Jo Malone/RRP £47), for less than half the price. A great gift idea for craft lovers. It contains all you need to make the candles from the comfort of your own home, using an easy to follow step by step guide. A great Christmas gift for her! Use code – WELCOME  at checkout for a 10% discount for all new customers.

Dr.Numb

Dr. Numb is a topical anaesthetic cream is leading the micro-blading and micro needling industry, and it´s being widely used in cosmetology, tattoo and other dermatological procedures. A perfect gift for her, especially if she loves tattoos and piercings or regularly suffers from pain.

Scaramanga Giveaway

Now, how about winning some prizes for yourself? 2 lucky winners will win some fab prizes from Scaramanga! Scaramanga is an orginal lifestyle shop full of fab, unique gifts.

Women's Christmas Gift Guide & Giveaway

Prize 1: A Medium Vintage Leather Journal (£12.50) and a Leather Pencil Case (£11.50).

Prize 2: 5x Mini Leather Journals (£2.30 Each/£11.50) and a Mini Leather Pencil Case (£5.50).

UK Entrants only. Winners details will be passed on to Scaramanga to arrange delivery of your prize.

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RFIDSecur Wallet Launching On Kickstarter

RFIDSecur Wallet is launching on Kickstarter. Using blocking technology that protects bank and ID cards from wireless attacks this is a revolutionary idea.

Steel Grey RFIDSecur Wallet

RFID Cloaked Ltd

You may remember me talking about the RFIDSecur Card launch 2 years ago. After a huge success, smashing their crowdfunding target, they have developed the innovative new RFIDsecur Wallet with Active Alert.

Crimson RFIDSecur Wallet

RFIDsecur Wallet

The RFIDsecur Wallet has two slide-out trays and a sleek, minimalist design. This allows for simple one-handed use for both right and left-handers. The Active Alert feature lights up when a contactless card reader is detected, warning you of thieves trying to steal your card data. Cleverly there are no batteries needed for this innovative Wallet.

Innovative Design

Made with a metalised ABS and polycarbonate frame has a beautifully functional design (Did I mention it will be available in PURPLE!?). They have 5 colours that will be available. Simply slide out your card to make a payment and it will automatically retract. The car stays secure in your wallet the whole time.

RFIDSecur Wallet

The RFIDsecur™ Wallet with Active Alert is the brainchild of entrepreneurs Julian Ghail and Reuben Millard who co-founded RFID Cloaked with the goal of improving personal financial and data security.

Jade Green RFIDSecur

Kickstarter Launch

The RFIDsecur Wallet with Active Alert is launching on Kickstarter today. Earlybird pledges will start from £39 for the standard wallet or £49 for the wallet with in-built theft detection. They are aiming to raise £15,000 ($19,000 USD). This will cover tooling and production costs.

The Kickstarter campaign ends Thursday 20th December 18:00 UTC. If you’d like to get your very own RFIDsecur™ Wallet with Active Alert then back their Kickstarter campaign, by visiting it here: https://rebrand.ly/RFIDCloaked-KickstarterCampaign.

I can’t wait for this to launch as I love the RFID card and know this will be just as great. I have had the RFID Card in my purse for the last 2 years and felt safe from contactless card fraud. 

Holiday Cheer Teas – Adagio Teas

Adagio’s Holiday Cheer Teas are now available for anyone looking to boost their Christmas spirit! For just £14 for 30 pyramid bags, there are 6 full leaf teas bound to give you that holiday cheer! I was kindly sent a box to try for myself and I wasn’t disappointed. Having tried several Adagio Teas, I’m always eager to try more. 

Holiday Cheer Tea

Holiday Cheer Teas

Another fantastic, gourmet collection of full-leaf teas from Adagio Teas full of holiday cheer. There are 5 individually packaged pyramid teabags of each flavour in this fabulously festive collection.

Pumpkin Spice Tea

I know so many Pumpkin Spice fans who would absolutely love this tea! A black tea infused with cinnamon, cloves and pumpkin to give a spicy, uplifting tea.

Candy Apple Tea

This tea is reminiscent of the carnival favourite to enjoy all year round. With a rich caramel, apple & cinnamon flavour. 

Gingerbread Tea

A perfect cuppa for all gingerbread lovers! Infused with ginger, cinnamon and orange pieces this tea is perfect for all gingerbread men and women out there.

Candy Cane Tea

A black tea infused with peppermint flavour and actual candy cane pieces! This is my favourite out of the collection, who doesn’t love a candy cane?

Chestnut Tea

Infused with sunflower seeds and chestnut flavour this is a warming cuppa, ideal for chestnut connoisseurs. This tea is bound to give you a comforting reminder ’tis the season to be jolly!

Cranberry Tea

Infused with cranberries and raspberry leaves, this festively fruity tea is a great compliment to your next festive feast.

You are bound to feel the holiday cheer and warmth this season with this lovely collection of teas. Adagio has a tea perfect for every occasion! Why not treat a loved one or yourself this Christmas?

Which Holiday Cheer tea appeals to you the most? 

Wooden Jigsaws From Wentworth – Find A Golden Puzzle Piece

We received Wooden Jigsaws from Wentworth for #NationalJigsawDay which is the 3rd of November. These puzzles are so cute and well made, not to mention perfect stocking fillers. I loved getting jigsaw puzzles in my stocking as a child and these are such great quality too!

Wooden Jigsaws - Wentworth Wooden Micro Puzzles

These gorgeous wooden puzzles are just £7.50 each and you could win simply by ordering some!

Wentworth Golden Puzzle Piece Competition Details

Bookshelf MicroPuzzle

To celebrate #NationalJigsawDay Wentworth are running a great competition! Find the golden puzzle pieces in any of their 40-55 piece micro puzzles from 2nd-4th November. Simply order online during the #NationalJigsawDay Period for a chance to win.

Festive Bookshelf Micro-Puzzle

If your puzzle contains 1 of 3 golden pieces you’ll win £400 of Jigsaws for a year. Take a picture of your completed puzzle with its golden piece and send it to Wentworth to win. Click Here for full terms & conditions.

#NationalJigsawDay 10% Discount

During this period you can receive a10% discount too! Enter Code NJD18 at the checkout to receive your #NationalJigsawDay discount. Don’t forget to check your puzzle for a golden puzzle piece!

Wooden Jigsaws

Wentworth’s wooden jigsaws are handmade, unique and intricately crafted in Wiltshire. All their puzzles are made from a specially developed wooden board called Medite PremierTM, all taken from sustainable sources.

Cat Selfie Puzzle

Wentworth Wooden Puzzles come in a wide range of designs from seasonal to weird and wonderful. There truly is something for every jigsaw puzzle lover. I love how the pieces are so different from typical puzzles too, it makes it much more fun.

Cat Selfie Puzzle

We were sent the Festive Bookshelf & the Cats Selfie Micro Wooden Jigsaw puzzles to review. I was really pleased with the quality overall. Even the box is of high quality not to mention the jigsaws themselves.They would make fantastic gifts from stocking filler 40-55 piece micro puzzles to bigger 1500 piece jigsaws.

Do you love Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles too?

Healthy Wellness Teas -Adagio Teas


I received Adagio Teas Healthy Wellness Tea range last week. Just in time as I’m focusing more on mental and physical health & wellness on the blog for a few days. This week I’ve shared the mental health benefits of crafting and today I’m sharing some healthy wellness teas that will help your mind and body too.

Health Wellness Teas

Adagio has kindly been sending me different ranges of tea to try out and share with you. I recently shared a large selection of Adagio Teas and their limited edition Wicked Teas, a Halloween special. Whilst reviewing Adagios different tea ranges I’ve become a big fan, each tea is a unique blend full of flavour.

Healthy Wellness Teas Range

Day & Night Collection 

Day & Night Teas From Adagio Teas

Adagio has curated a trio of loose leaf teas for everyday use, specially blended for each phase of the day. Promoting healthy wellness with these teas available individually or as part of the set for £20

Jump Start

Jump Start

Enjoy a cup of tea blended to get you going in the morning, we all have days where we need a morning boost! An invigorating breakfast blend of toasted mate and black tea. Full of cinnamon and cocoa nibs, this warming tea will give you a kick of caffeine without the jitters! I love a morning cup of tea and Jump star has helped a lot this week. I’ve felt so ill I haven’t wanted to leave my bed but Jump start helps me feel a little more human!

Daydream

Daydream Tea From Adagio Tea

Sustain your afternoon with a cup of Daydream! Blended with soul-soothing herbs such as passionflower, lemon balm and lavender. The perfect cuppa for handling daily stress. Perfect for an afternoon or evening break from a busy day. Softly minty with a delicately floral bit of tanginess from hibiscus flowers. This calming blend is oasis in a teacup!

40 Winks


40 Winks From Adagio teas

The perfect cuppa to wind down with and promote healthy sleep, this bedtime tea will lull you into a deep sleep! A commonly used sleep aid, Valerian root is combined with soothing chamomile, spearmint and lavender. I’ve been drinking a cup before bed as my sleep has been awful lately and it does help me drift off much quicker! 

Body & Soul Collection

Body & Soul teas from Adagio Tea

With winter approaching rapidly Adagio have the perfect trio of teas to ease the effects of winter sniffles and promote overall health and wellness. Tea and herbal blends offer care and kindness to your body and soul. Taking a moment to enjoy the comforting qualities is a great way to promote healthy wellness and take 5 minutes out. You can buy each tea individually or as part of the set for £20.

Tea-Tox

Tea-Tox Tea from Adagio Teas

Cleanse your body and lift your spirits with a minty fresh, spicy zest of detox Tea-Tox tea. Naturally caffeine-free with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This blend is specially formulated to aid in restoring your body to its natural state. I love this as a mid-morning tea. It really does leave you feeling perkier.

Throat-Therapy

Throat Thrapy from Adagio teas

A tea blend perfect for your sore throat. A warm and soothing cup of sweet liqorice, calming anise and fresh raspberry leaves. Add a bit of honey for an added coating effect and your sore throat will soon be feeling better! Yesterday I was worried my sore throat was turning into a chest infection so I tried Throat-Therapy and was pleasantly surprised how soothing it was. Hopefully, a few more cups of Throat-Therapy and my sore throat will disappear!

Happy Belly

Happy Belly Tea from Adagio Tea

Specifically blended with Pu Erh and ginger root to encourage stomach and digestive health. Happy Belly combines soothing Senna leaf and the natural sweetness of anise and liquorice. A cup of tea that will keep you tummy content. I’ll no doubt be drinking this tea fairly regularly, medication really affects my digestive system, as does stress. Happy Belly sounds like the perfect cup to calm that down!

Loose Tea

I’m sure you’ll agree these healthy wellness teas sound perfect, especially this time of year! 

Discussing Feelings With My Mood Stars

We’ve been discussing feelings with My Mood Stars this week from Wendy Woo. As mental health and wellness is the focus on the blog right now these fit in perfectly! Being able to discuss our feelings is important and learning that from an early age can only be beneficial. 

My Mood Stars

My Mood Stars

My Mood Stars are a fun developmental aid which encourages children to learn about and discuss their feelings. Through imaginative play children can find fun ways to share their feelings. There are 8 stars in total, Happy, Sad, Sleepy, Shy, Scared, Silly, Cross & Surprised. My Mood Stars comes with a Velcro board for the stars to attach to for £29.99

My Mood Stars Velcro Board and Stars


The Idea Behind My Mood Stars
 
Self-confident children in touch with their feelings find it easier to flourish in social situations. Indeed personal, social and emotional development and communication are key aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage in the UK. Children who understand and can express and manage their own emotions, as well as those around them, are more likely to develop a positive sense of self and be assured and inquisitive learners.

Discussing Feelings

Discussing Feelings With My Mood Stars

We’ve spent the week discussing & drawing what makes us feel each feeling. We began with finding one thing for each feeling and I was pleased to see the girls could easily come up with ideas. We received a My Mood Stars book to record our feelings in which you can buy for £5.99.

Feeling Scared

Eva really enjoyed drawing each feeling and came up with some great pictures!

Feeling Happy

We’ve used the board to throw Stars when we want to discuss a feeling too. Angry has been used quite a bit with the girls off school and arguing. It’s had a very positive effect as they then take the time to listen to each other.

Discussing feelings with my mood stars

Another activity we have enjoyed is looking back at our day and through feelings and what made us feel that way. From waking up Cross because there’s too much noise in the building to feeling Happy because we watched a film. It’s lovely to see the girls discussing their feelings and I love the whole idea behind My Mood Stars.

Izzy showing Happy Stars

You can also buy a fantastic rhyming book called Rat’s Musical Band written by Wendy White which the girls really enjoyed reading. It really flows nicely and appeals to children with colourful illustrations by Claire Rollinson. This is just £9.99 on the Wendy Woo Site.

Rat's Musical Band

Another lovely addition to the Wendy Woo Site we were kindly sent are cute baby Tooth Pockets. The girls love these and now can’t wait until they lose a tooth! Right now they are only £2!

Baby Tooth Pockets

What do you think of My Mood Stars and the other Wendy Woo products?

Wicked Teas – Adagio Halloween Special

The Wicked Teas – Adagio Halloween Special sampler set is now available! This limited edition collection is just £19.00 for 6x 14g tins of loose tea. Having recently sampled a large collection of  Delicious Adagio Teas, I was really excited to try their Halloween special!

Wicked Teas - Adagio Halloween Special

Wicked Teas

These wicked teas come in Halloween themed tins with a mix of spooky sprinkles across them all. Perfect for any tea lover & collector who loves Halloween too.

Bat Brew - Wicked Teas

Bat Brew

Adagio have taken their Chocolate Chai to a new level, blending it with chocolate chips and green sugar crystals. Resulting in an indulgent sweet treat for Halloween, Bat Brew is possibly my favourite!

Candy Apple Concoction - Wicked Teas

Candy Apple Concoction

A candy apple concoction reminiscent of the trick-or-treating favourite! Blended with apple pieces red sugar crystals that look like the candy coating has fallen straight in to your cup. This makes for a frightfully good cup of tea.

Cat Scratch - Wicked Teas

Cat Scratch

A wickedly delightful blend of cat shaped sprinkles with cinnamon and a customer favourite, Tiger Eye. Another delicious tea with a hint of cocoa & caramel too!

Ghoul Gulp - Wicked Teas

Ghoul Gulp

A frightfully smooth decaf vanilla tea, spook-tacular enough to satisfy any ghost, goblin or ghoul! Accented with coconut pieces and topped with mini ghost shaped sprinkles, this is the perfect Gulp after a night of trick-or-treating.

Monster Mash - Wicked Teas

Monster Mash

A monstrous mash-up of caramel and cream tea flavours will have you screaming with delight! Topped with ghastly green jimmies and bone-chilling candy eyeballs for the perfect Monster brew.

Pumpkin Potion - Wicked Teas

Pumpkin Potion

It won’t take long to fall under this potions spell! This naturally caffeine-free concoction contains Honeybush Pumpkin Chai with orange Pumpkin shaped sprinkles and a dash of cocoa nibs. Another spook-tacular treat!

It’s safe to say Adagio have all ghouls, ghost, monsters, witches, goblins and more covered this Halloween when it comes to tea! Picking a favourite is tough as they are all delicious and a perfect sweet treat.

Which tea do you like the sound of most? 

Unicorns & Rainbows Craft Box From Squidgydoodle

We received a Unicorn & Rainbows Craft box from Squidgydoodle to try out. Each box comes with 4 themed crafts, the girls loved the Unicorn & Rainbows Crafts. Debbie who runs Squidgydoodle lovingly hand-makes each box. From as little as £2.75 for a mini box there are several different craft boxes including party boxes! Something I know my girls would love to!

Squidgydoodle Craft Box

Unicorns & Rainbows Craft Box

Our Unicorns & Rainbows craft box contained 4 fun crafts for the girls to do including Unicorn Slime, Unicorn Crown, Rainbow Scrape Painting & a Rainbow Rain Unicorn. These crafts are quite different from the typical craft boxes we’ve received. I love the theme and uniqueness of the crafts. 

Rainbow Scrape Painting

Eva wanted to do the Rainbow Scrape Painting but decided to do things a little differently but still ended up with a lovely colourful rainbow picture.

Rainbow Scrape Painting

Using the rainbow template, Eva used the paints to create a colourful rainbow and surrounding leaving a white cloud & rainbow print.

Rainbow Rain Unicorn 

Izzy wanted to try the Rainbow Rain Unicorn craft first. This is a lovely simple craft perfect for any age. Simply mix water with a drop of paint supplied (any colour you like, or mix your own!) and collect it up with the pipette. Then squirt the watered paint all over the card, letting it drip down to create cool patterns. Once finished, remove the unicorn to leave a unicorn silhouette in a colourful background!

Rainbow Rain Unicorn

Unicorn Slime

Eva loves to make slime so she chose to make the Unicorn Slime. We mixed all the ingredients but we couldn’t quite get the right consistency but it was still so much fun getting messy and watching the colours mix.

Unicorn Slime

I’m sure if we tried this again the slime would turn out better but we added to much water! 

Unicorn Crown

Finally, Izzy made the Unicorn Crown using the items supplied including pink glitter glue, sheets of glittery card, coloured tissue paper and glitter! Everything you need to be a sparkly unicorn.

Unicorn Crown Craft

Izzy really enjoyed this craft and had loads of fun cutting and sticking things on to her Unicorn Crown. Once she was finished we rolled up the Unicorn horn and taped it together. We then added elastic and Izzy had a fab Unicorn Crown to wear!

Unicorn Crown

Squidgydoodle

As a family we LOVE crafts, there simply isn’t a day that goes by without one of the girls cutting, sticking, drawing and creating. Whilst I do like craft boxes I tend to find they are a little too restrictive. Squidgydoodle craft boxes are much more fun and lets you vary the crafts slightly. This is always a win as kids aren’t always fond of sticking to the rules! We love Squidgydoodle and I’ll be ordering more boxes myself for the girls. 

Squidgydoodle craft boxes

10% Off Code

As promised, the lovely Debbie at Squidgydoodle has provided you lovely readers with a 10% off code. If you fancy trying out a craft box yourself then enter PURPLE when ordering online. This code is valid until Midnight 8th December! 

What do you think of Squidgydoodle? Will you be trying out their craft boxes?