Halloween Box From My Pocket Money Toys

This Halloween Box from My Pocket Money Toys is full of spooktacular gifts to keep the kids amused this Halloween! My Pocket Money Toys is a toy subscription service for children aged 3-5, 6-7 & 8 -10 years. They offer a range of subscription packages including 3 & 6 months & a yearly package. Prices vary depending on the age range but they are very reasonable for what’s included.

Halloween Box

Halloween Box From My Pocket Money Toys

We received this months Halloween Box to review and couldn’t wait to check it out! The girls opened their box to find a Bouncy Eyeballs Kit, Soft Cuddly Bat, Stretchy Skeleton, Funny Eye Glasses & Glow in the dark Slime. There is also a colouring sheet, My Pocket Money Toys Stamp Book, stamp book stickers, chocolate ghost lolly & sweets. That’s a great selection for any child at Halloween!

 

Soft Cuddly Bat

Izzy of course had to have the Bat & Stretchy Skeleton, they are keeping her rather amused with one flying across the room & the other sticking & hanging from the walls and ceiling haha! Izzy decided the Colouring Sheet was also hers.

Halloween Colouring Sheet

Eva loved the Funny Eye Glasses and has added them to her dressing up collection. The Glow in the dark Slime caught Eva’s attention too. As it comes with a glow in the dark bracelet to wear too Eva couldn’t wait to get it open. The Bouncy Eyeball Kit is something she is really looking forward to making this week to scare her friend for Halloween haha!

Subscriptions

In each subscription box from My Pocket Money Toys you will find a Stamp Book and Stamps, collect 10 & you get a free toy! I love this idea and My Pocket Money Toys Subscription boxes, they really are great fun & a lovely surprise when they arrive for the kids. Whilst prices do vary depending which subscription you choose starting at £37.80 – £43.20 for a 3 month subscription. I think they are definitely worth it considering how much you get in each box.

What do you think of the Halloween Box from My Pocket Money Toys? Do you like the sound of their Toy Subscription service too?

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UK Gift Shopping Habits Infographic

With Christmas approaching I’ve been looking at UK gift shopping habits. What2buy4kids has provided a fantastic infographic (below) which shows how much we spend in the UK on gifts, when we buy them and more.  It’s quite interesting learning more about the UK gift shopping habits & reading the facts.

Women spend more money on average than men in the UK gift shopping, with over £100 difference! I guarantee we get more for our money though 😉

Over half of the UK buy gifts 2 months earlier. The majority of Christmas shoppers start in November. I always hope to buy gifts with plenty of time and have managed to over the last 2  years. I find last minute gift buying way to stressful, it gets far too people out there!

Mothers day is the most popular gifting occasion in the UK outside of Christmas and Birthdays whilst gifting new parents is the least popular. For both occasions gifts are usually bought a week before unlike occasions like Christmas and birthdays.

Shockingly UK parents spend the most on toys for their kids beating the USA, France & Germany. I guess we must get a little too excited. Lets face it though there are some awesome toys out there!

What2buy4kids sell some fantastic Birthday and Christmas gifts and created this infographic to show the UK gift shopping habits. I think they have put together some brilliant statistics and interesting facts on our gift shopping habits, what do you think?

UK Gift Shopping Habits

uk gift shopping habits

 

Hallmark Father’s Day Gift Guide 2017

Wondering what to buy for Father’s Day? Hallmark & Tesco are making buying for dad easier this year. With a fantastic choice of gifts & cards available there is a little something for everyone this Father’s day! Father’s day is all about showing dad just how much you care & with a range of personalised gifts and fun cards Hallmark at Tesco make it that bit easier.

Hallmark at tesco fathers day gift guide

Hallmark Cards At Tesco

Hallmark’s choice of cards ranging from £1 – £4 are brilliant, with different styles & sizes available including cards for stepdad’s & granddad’s too.

Large fathers day cards

 

 

 

These large cards ranging from £3-£4 are so adorable! Eva loves the cat & breakfast card & Izzy loves the monster one. Perfect from little ones to their daddy to make fathers day special.

The Shed card is so cool! It turns into a little pop up shed for Dad.

 

Medium Cards

 

 

These medium-sized cards are £2-£3 with a variety of styles. There are cute ones like the family ferris wheel card, the tiger one which opens its arm’s for a hug and a popcorn card that wiggles too! I love the superhero card with pop out superhero mark & the DAD foldout card looks fabulous.

 

 

stepdad fathers day cards

 

 

Hallmark have 2 brilliant cards for stepdad’s too! I absolutely LOVE the card on the left with its googly eyes and humour it’s perfect and at only £1.50 it’s great value too. The right hand card is lovely too with a simple design that says it all for just £2.

 

smaller cards

 

 

These super cute & cool cards ranging from £1.50 to £2.50 are awesome too. Choose from a cute fox, loving elephants, daddy’s princess, a cuppa or for that super cool dad the 24ct gold dad card! Whatever you are looking for Hallmark & Tesco have exactly what you need!

granddad fathers day card

 

 

 

Don’t forget Grandad this father’s day either, this awesome card is just £2 to make grandad feel special this year!

 

 

 

Gift Ideas

Looking for some gift idea’s to go with your choice of father’s day card this year? Tesco have you covered with this fantastic range of gifts. Why not treat dad to a new T-shirt for just £5 or 2 for £8 & decorate it just for him with these fab T-shirt Graffiti Pens below? Father's day

Socks & Card

 

 

I absolutely love these socks & ‘You know you’re officially a dad when you receive socks as a present’ card. Just £1 for the card and £2 for the Best Dad Ever Socks from F&F at Tesco, dad is sure to laugh!

 

Sweet Gifts

 

 

 

Looking for something sweet to bake for dad this year? What about some home-baked gingerdad biscuits? Tesco have this fantastic mix, bright writing icing & this awesome gingerbread man cookie cutter set. To top it of add this fantastic card  for just £2.50!

father's day

 

 

 

I love this fold out card & it would go fantastically with a box of Cadbury Milk Tray, perfect for the dad with a sweet tooth! (If they make it out of your hands that is!)

 

 

 

 

Which would your dad enjoy this father’s day? What do you think of the choice of Hallmark Cards at Tesco?

*I received these products to feature in this gift guide. All opinions are my own.

 

 

Luxury Flowers From Prestige Flowers

I Received a beautiful bouquet of Luxury flowers to review from Prestige Flowers. I was sent flowers from their Luxury range. The flowers arrived in a lovely sturdy box with a pretty flowery design on the box.

Just had a special delivery from @prestigeflowersuk 🙊 Looking forward to writing up my review! 😍💐

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The flowers had been carefully placed in the box along with a card. Removing the flowers from the box I discovered a lovely box of Truffles along with a vase for the flowers & a flower care guide along with some feed.

Luxury flowers like these currently start at £19.99 for a standard bouquet. For a medium sized bouquet it’s just £5 extra or £10 extra for a large bouquet. You can add on extra’s such as vases, truffles,  balloons, teddy bears, wine, chocolates & even cake! I was quite impressed at the free add on’s & the price of the Extra’s too.

Luxury Flowers

 

Prestige flowers provide stunning flowers for a reasonable price & there is something for everyone. With so many options including a huge selection of flowers & colour schemes to choose from as well as gifts & hampers, you are bound to find something beautiful for someone special.

Luxury Flowers - Prestige Flowers

 

Prestige Flowers cater for all occasions including Birthdays, Mother’s day, Sympathy/Funeral, Thank you, Get well & more all with suitable gifts to match. Delivery options include Next day (7 days a week), Saturday, Premium Sunday & UK same day deliveries ranging from £5.80 – £7.99.

I’m not usually one for ordering flowers in all honesty but I will definitely be using Prestige Flowers in future. I know a few people who would love to receive flowers like these on a special occasion.

Do you buy luxury flowers for anyone? What do you think of Prestige Flowers?

 

 

 

Our first NIKEiD order

Something some of you may have noticed from some of my posts is that my Mr is quite fussy so it’s no surprise he is a nightmare to buy trainer’s for. His were well overdue a replacement and with his birthday coming up and my back pay coming through I decided to treat him to a new pair of Nike’s which are the only trainer’s he will wear because they are wider and comfy.

The Mr only like’s leather trainer’s and prefer’s the Air Max 90’s which with Nike’s current mesh craze made it extremely difficult to find any that were full leather yet alone the colour scheme he was after as he prefers plain and simple trainers. He refused to look at any over around £70-80 to begin with which made it even more difficult as of course most Nike Air Max 90’s are around the £90-100 mark but he eventually though he had found a pair on ebay and he won them for £72 inc p&p.

Unfortunately when they arrived they were not brand new, never worn as the description stated, they had paint and what looks like tip-ex on parts of the sole and filling in colours which also made them seem like fakes. There was some orange staining on them and lots of stitching issues too so after a lot of hassle and a week of the seller refusing a return & refund (even with pictures of all the issues) until Ebay stepped in I decided I’d had enough as I was paying out for them and told the Mr he was only to buy a new pair from a proper site or shop.

Again he spent ages searching for the colour scheme he had seen and wanted but it wasn’t stocked anywhere not even on the Nike store but there was the option to customise your own for £125. After eventually managing to convince the Mr the price was fine as it was a present he got on with designing a pair his way.

After double checking he was happy with them I ordered them for him on the 30th June and we have received email’s from Nike updating us along the way which is nice. We were told to expect them anywhere up to 5 weeks from the day we ordered to receive them so we were quite impressed when we received an email the very next day telling us they had already started to make the Mr’s new trainers!

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On the 6th June another email arrived letting us know the finishing touches were being done before his trainer’s were shipped which got us a little excited thinking they could possibly arrive within the next week or two!

Neither of us have ever ordered something like this before so it has been a bit exciting for us I wont lie haha! I’m rather relieved too as in the 8ish year’s we have been together I’ve struggled to buy the Mr anything for his birthdays as I either can’t afford it or he doesn’t want anything and I always feel so guilty so it was nice to finally do something special for him at last.

Just 2 days after the previous email we got another letting us know our order had been shipped on the 8th with UPS and were provided with tracking information. It was quite interesting keeping an eye on their journey starting in Vietnam plus we were quite relieved to know UPS would be delivering too as they tend to be rather quick and reliable. We were still rather surprised when we when we saw yesterday morning that they had finally reached Barking and that we would receive them by the end of tomorrow (13th)!

We were even more surprised when they actually turned up a few hours later and the Mr opened them up straight away.

So many scans on the tracking info!

He was instantly pleased with the quality and detail on the trainers and of course the fact they are all leather with no mesh.

He picked University red to give them a little colour which is a really nice red especially on the back logo.

The Mr tried them on grinning and straight away said they were like putting on slipper’s as they were so comfortable and the perfect fit which was quite a relief after the let down when the first pair arrived.

He really is pleased with the way they turned out and the overall service from NikeiD & UPS and it’s beginning to sound like this won’t be his last pair either and although I normally don’t like spending that kind of money on anything I would happily pay it again.. and possibly design a nice purple pair for myself too haha! 

What colour scheme would you go for?