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Ideas To Help You Save For Christmas

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Saving for Christmas for most people starts in January. Christmas can be one of the most stressful times of year so it's sensible for us to get a head start and start preparing for Christmas as early as now. The January sales is a great place to start as you can get some amazing bargains on gifts, decorations or homeware that you can put away in preparation for Christmas. Every year I say I will start saving for Christmas as soon as possible and I never do. This year I have decided I am going to start saving for Christmas now and I have a few ideas on how to help you save for Christmas if you want to start now too. 

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1p Challenge
The 1p challenge is probably the most known saving scheme as is quite a popular choice. It's very simple to follow and if done correctly by Christmas you will have over £600 in your saving pot. 

So here's how it works

On 1st January you put 1p in to a savings jar
On 2nd January you put 2p in to a savings jar
On 3rd January you put 3p in to a savings jar
On 4th January you put 4p in to a savings jar
On 5th January you put 5p in to a savings jar
On 6th January you put 6p in to a savings jar
On 7th January you put 7p in to a savings jar
and so on adding 1p on to your total each day. 

By the end of this challenge you will have saved well over £600 in time for Christmas. 

This challenge can be done in reverse if you wanted to save larger amounts at the beginning on the year.

On 1st January you put £3.65 in to a savings jar
On 2nd January you put £3.64 in to a savings jar
On 3rd January you put £3.63 in to a savings jar
On 4th January you put £3.62 in to a savings jar
On 5th January you put £3.61 in to a savings jar
On 6th January you put £3.60 in to a savings jar
On 7th January you put £3.59 in to a savings jar
and so on until Christmas. 

It's a simple saving challenge which would certainly give you a head start towards your Christmas Spends. 


The 52 Week Challenge
This idea is similar to to the 1p challenge however you don't have to remember to add your pennies to your savings jar each week you add each week and it's a pound challenge rather than a penny challenge so by Christmas you will have saved over £1300.

So here's how it works

Week one add £1 to your savings jar
Week two add £2 to your savings jar 
Week three add £3 to your savings jar
Week four add £4 to your savings jar

By the end of the month you will have saved £10 now this won't seem much but it soon mounts up as you head in to months 6,7,8 and finally in to December when your pot will have well over £1000 in it. 

You can also do this challenge in reverse too

Week one add £52 to your savings jar
Week two add £51 to your savings jar
Week three add £50 to your savings jar
Week four add £49 to your savings jar

Doing this challenge in reverse means that at the end of the month you will have £202 in your pot. 


Save With Your Supermarket
Asda offer a savings reward card which is perfect if you shop at their store. The cards are usually found in store or you can order one online. Every time you shop you can add an amount to your savings card. You have full control so can add as much or as little as you like and as often as you want. The amount you save on your card can be put towards your shopping in store, online and also on George online.

At the end of the year they usually offer a small reward to say thank you for saving with them each year.  These rewards were for 2021 but assume they will be similar for 2022. I will update when the 2022 rewards have been confirmed.  

Savings on card £30 - £79
Bonus reward £1

Savings on card £80 - £129
Bonus reward £3

Savings on card £130 - £179
Bonus Reward £6

Savings on card £180 - £229
Bonus Reward £9

Savings on card £230 - £279
Bonus Reward £12

Savings on card £280+
Bonus Reward £15

If you are a regular shopper at Tesco then you can will know that Tesco offer a reward scheme in the form of Tesco Club Card Points. These points are converted in to vouchers throughout the year and are a great way to save to help towards your Christmas food shop. 

You could also buy gift cards throughout the year which are usually by the checkouts to save for Christmas. Unfortunately Tesco gift cards can only be loaded once so they cannot be topped up so not as easy as the Asda Christmas Saving card but still worth it if Tesco is your regular supermarket. 

supermarket trolley filled with money


Money Saving / Cash Back Apps
We have been using money saving apps now for quite a few years and the amount of cash back we earn really does build up. This can be left in the app or you can withdraw and add to your saving jars. There are so many money saving and cash back apps out there but these are a few of our favourites. 

Checkout Smart
Checkout Smart is a cash back app that offers you cash back on certain products when bought at certain stores. 

Every day new offers are loaded and the more you use it the more the offers refresh. All you need to do is..

Check the app each day for offers
Choose which offers you want to redeem
Head to the supermarket and buy the products
After purchasing take a photograph of your receipt
Await confirmation of your cash back

Once your cash back has been confirmed it will go on to your balance. You can cash out your balance at any time however no fee will be charged if your balance goes above £20.00. Cash back can be paid to your bank via BACS or PayPal.

The amount of cash back on products does vary however sometimes the app offers you the chance to receive 100% cash back making it completely free. 

Shopmium 
Shopmium is very similar to Checkout Smart. It offers you cash back on certain products and usually refreshes every 1 to 2 days with new offers. 

To use Shopmium all you need to do is

Check the app each day for offers
Choose which offers you want to redeem
Head to the supermarket and buy the products
After purchasing take a photograph of your receipt
Await confirmation of your cash back

Shopmium doesn't give you the option to save up your cash back within the app, it is sent directly to your chosen payment method once validated. 

There is a reward scheme with Shopmium called Shopmium club. It gives you the option to upgrade to Gold level free of charge by completing easy steps. 

Share your referral code
Every member has a refer a friend code that not only benefits you but your friend too. If you friend signs up using your code ( KFYYKYGQ - This is mine) your friend will receive a free gift. At the moment it's a tube of Pringles. You as the referrer will also get a reward of £3 which will go as credit against future cash back offers. 

Redeem Offers
Submit at least 10 cash backs to reach Gold level then submit at least 1 per month to maintain in the Gold level. 

There are lots of benefits to being in Gold level including
Exclusive challenges
Previews of offers before they go live
Special gift on your birthday
Momentarily reserved offers

Quidco
Quidco is an online cash back app that offers great rates of cash back when shopping online. 

There are hundreds of retailers including well known stores such as Argos, B&Q, H Samuel this list is huge. You can also earn cash back on holidays such as TUI, Easyjet, booking.com. It's also great to earn extra cash back when switching telecom, gas, electricity providers. There is so many options to earn. 

Refer a Friend Scheme
Quidco offer a refer a friend scheme that unlocks a bonus of £10 for your friend once they have signed up and had at least £5 cash back confirmed on to their account. As a referrer you will be notified once someone signs up using your referral link or your referral code (6857695 - this is mine) you will then be credited with £30 cash back.

We are just a few pounds shy of £600 savings since we started. Cash out is available via PayPal or bank transfer. You also have the options to buy vouchers with your cash back instead of taking cash. The vouchers are available with an added % bonus on top and differ depending on the store.

For example if you had £20 to cash out you can 
Take £20 cash
Buy a voucher for Amazon with an added 2% on top 
Buy a voucher for JD Sports with an added 10% on top
There are plenty of vouchers available and the added bonus ranges from 2 - 25% extra. 


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Christmas Ready With Buy A Battery.

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Disclosure - We have teamed up with Buyabattery to test the latest children’s toys and gadgets as part of its campaign to urge parents not to forget the batteries this Christmas Day.

This year we decided to put our Christmas decorations up almost two weeks earlier than we usually do. We did it over a wet and stormy weekend and it's really helped us get in to the festive mood. Each year we buy some new decorations for the tree and around the home. We also make sure we stock up on batteries. You can never have too many over the Christmas period. 

wrapped presents


We recently came across www.buyabattery.co.uk. Buyabattery is a leading online battery store with a wide range of disposable and rechargeable batteries for all of your household and small business needs – making it the must-visit website to help power everything from TV remotes, toys and torches, through to hearing aids, thermometers, watches and car keys. They also supply to many trade and wholesale customers.

This Christmas Buyabattery is urging parents not to forget the batteries when it comes to the big day. Research by the battery retailer has found that more than a third of parents which is around 35%, have forgotten to buy the correct batteries for their children’s Christmas gifts. I know in the past we have definitely been in that 35%. Not having the correct batteries lead to tears on the big day but we have learnt from our mistake and we are always prepared for Christmas now.

putting batteries inside a toy


Buyabattery managing director, Darren Jones has some great advice for all parents

"Always read the information on the box thoroughly to work out which batteries are required for the toy or gadget – don’t forget some toys like remote controlled cars will need batteries for the car and the remote control."

"Before you wrap your presents fit the batteries to make sure that the toys work – this will avoid any disappointment on Christmas Day and ensure that the toy is ready to go as soon as it has been unwrapped. No fiddling around with small screwdrivers required!"

"Make sure you buy quality, genuine batteries. Long-lasting power is key when it comes to kids’ toys so look for advanced battery technology which will give you improved power and shelf life. For example, the new Duracell Plus 100% extra life batteries have more concentrated power than the previous Duracell Plus batteries. They have also been equipped with Duralock which ensures a 10 year power preserve."

"Buy extra batteries so you have spares in case any friends or family members give your children battery powered toys. Most small to medium children’s toys will require AA or AAA batteries. Larger toys may require C or D batteries"

"Having spares to hand will also mean that there are no tears if batteries do end up running dry before the end of the day. Some toys can drain batteries quickly if played continuously."

"Before Christmas Day have a battery amnesty – remove batteries from toys that are no longer used and separate dead or old batteries from those that still work. This will give you a good idea of which working batteries you have and what you might need to buy. It also means that you aren’t powering toys with batteries that are low in charge and may not make it through the day."

"Always recycle your old batteries – there are collection points in most supermarkets, DIY stores, convenience stores and even some clothing retailers. Never put your batteries in the bin – they contain hazardous materials which could enter the eco-system. They should always be disposed of in the correct way."

"Consider investing in rechargeable batteries - instead of burning through packets of disposable, alkaline batteries, invest in a quality pack of rechargeable batteries that you can recharge hundreds of times. Consider having a spare set that are charged ready for when the set in the device run out. Just make sure they are compatible with your device before inserting them."

It’s not just the children’s gifts that might need battery power! Don’t forget to check the battery requirements for any of the presents you are giving this year – to avoid disappointment."

Have you ever forgotten batteries on Christmas? 

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Tips To Help You Prepare For Christmas

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Disclosure - This post is in collaboration with Buy A Battery. The idea for this post, thoughts and opinions are our own. 

Christmas is the most wonderful time of year. Everything builds up to Christmas day and if you are not prepared it can make Christmas the most stressful time of year too. There is plenty you can do to help you prepare for Christmas day and make it as stress free and enjoyable as possible. Here are our tips to help you prepare for Christmas. 

merry christmas sign
dinner table set


Decide Who Is Hosting
If you have a family Christmas it is wise to decide who is hosting as soon as possible. Making Christmas dinner is a big task and if it falls on you to host you will want to know sooner rather than later. 

Buy Christmas Food Early And Book A Home Delivery Shop Just Before Christmas.
In December we start adding a few Christmas food items and treats to our weekly shops. It spreads the cost and it saves panic buying a few days before when all the shops are running low on stock levels. We always make sure we book a supermarket home delivery a few days before Christmas too as supermarkets are always so busy stressful on the days before Christmas. A home delivery takes the stress away all you need to do is order online and wait for it to arrive. 

christmas presents


Shop To Your Budget
Hopefully by now you will have started your Christmas shopping but if you still have some Christmas gifts to buy make sure you stick to your budget. It can be easy to get carried away especially in the last few weeks leading up to Christmas. We feel the need to buy 'just a few more things' when in fact we have probably got enough gifts already. 

Watch and Wrap
I actually like wrapping presents but when you have a lot of wrapping to do it can become a huge chore. We always pop on a Christmas movie that we have seen many times before and have it playing while we wrap. It makes the time go so much quicker.

christmas planner


Fill In Your Calendar, Planner Or Diary
December is a busy month and you may be out an about more than usual. Make sure you use a planner or calendar to fill in your social events, school activities, days out and get togethers. There is nothing worse than double booking.

Stock Up On Batteries
Buy extra batteries so you have spares in case any friends or family members give your children battery powered toys. Most small to medium children’s toys will require AA or AAA batteries. Larger toys may require C or D batteries. Having spares to hand will also mean that there are no tears if batteries do end up running dry before the end of the day. There are some toys can drain batteries very quickly too if played with continuously.

Enjoy The Day 
We all spend so much time preparing, planning and waiting for the big day to arrive that its easy to get to the point where you actually miss the entire day through trying to make sure that everything runs perfectly. Remember that Christmas is about spending time with family and friends so make sure that is what you do. If you have children then these will be the days they remember the most. They will remember the time you spent with them more than the present they forgot about years ago. 

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20+ Advent Calendars For Kids Who Don't Like Chocolate

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Advent Calendars have moved on so much since the days of cheap chocolate chunks behinds the numbered doors. You can get advent calendars for everything nowadays and I have gathered our favourite advent calendars for kids who don't like chocolate. Whether your little one is a stationary lover or Pokemon collector you will find an Advent Calendar that will suit your little one.

pokemon advent calendar
Happy Holidays! It’s the most fabulous time of the year, and the 2021 Pokemon Holiday Advent Calendar is here with the best of holiday cheer! Whether you’re 2 or 102, kids of all ages can enjoy the wonderful surprises that Pokemon brings to fans year after year. Create and display your own Pokemon Holiday Scene with the 2021 Pokemon Calendar. Every day of the holidays is an exciting reveal as each numbered door contains 1 of 16 dynamically posed 2-inch Pokemon Battle Figures with a gorgeous pearlized finish, or 1 of 8 Holiday themed accessories. The 2-inch Pokemon toy characters include Pikachu, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Vulpix, Eevee, Yamper, and MORE of your favorites! Gotta Catch ‘Em All!
minecraft advent calendar
Looking for official exclusive Minecraft toys and accessories? Do not miss out on this fantastic advent calendar kids fully licensed by the official game merchandise.
The Christmas advent calendar 2021 includes a complete Minecraft stationary set: a must have for all gamers. This advent calendar includes: 2 x mini notebooks, 2 x ball pens, 2 x Minecraft pencils, 1 webbing puller, 2 Minecraft stickers sheets, 1 x ruler, 1 x eraser, 4 x rubber charms, 1 xx sharpener, 2 x metal badges, 1 x lanyard, 2 x note pads, 3 x highlighters.

jewellery advent calendar
The Countdown to Christmas is an exciting time for children. And one way to heighten the holiday anticipation is with this jewellery advent calendar! This girls christmas advent calendar for kids have fun surprises hidden behind 24 doors, children can take out a small gift from the drawer corresponding to the date in the box every day. This is a great holiday gift for kids!

baby yoda advent calendar
INCLUDES 24 SURPRISES. Each day will reveal a new little surprise perfect for your little Star Wars fan! This cool advent calendars 2021 contains stationery gifts and some fashion accessories including slap bracelets, baby yoda keyring, novelty erasers, coloured stickers and a necklace. We won't spoil all the fun! Buy the fantastic advent calendar 2021 kids and discover cool gifts every day.

peppa pig advent
This special advent calendar 2021 kids includes a cute selection of 24 girls and toddler hair accessories and cute jewellery for kids. Peppa advent calendar kids will be the perfect pre-Christmas gift for all little girls that love to watch the cartoon.

advent calendar
If you are looking for something to entertain your kids for Christmas holiday,This Cute Animals Toys set advent calendar is a good choice.The wait can still feel like an eternity for a kid, but Advent Calendars act as the perfect countdown gift. Kids will open one door a day for 24 days to discover something that will delight them.they will so happy and meaningful.


fidget advent calendar
The Fidget Toy Advent Calendar is a fun way for children to count down the days before Christmas and get some surprises every day.

bic advent calendar
The BIC Advent Calendar lets kids express their artistic talent with crayons, felt pens and accessories waiting to be opened. This carefully curated writing and colouring set is packed with everything your kids need to count down the days to Christmas.

barbie advent calendar
​This Barbie Dreamtopia Advent calendar helps celebrate any occasion with 24 days of surprise gifts. Kids open Barbie doll on day one, and then reveal a new surprise daily for the next 23 days Surprises include accessories, storytelling pieces and fashions that let kids dress Barbie doll up as a princess, mermaid or fairy. Each new surprise brings a new opportunity to mix and match and tell a new fairytale Accessories and storytelling pieces, like tiaras, necklaces, pets and tea party pieces, instantly expand the playtime possibilities. 

match attax advent calendar
Exclusives - festive surprise cards including an unbeatable 101 limited edition Match Attax card! Limited edition - 131 football cards including 6 exclusive limited editions cards! Daily app cards inside every packet! Look out for crystal parallel cards and chrome shield cards in this match attax advent calendar! Look for autograph cards from your favourite UEFA players inside lucky packets!

Hot Wheels Advent Calendar
This Hot Wheels Advent Calendar will delight kids of all ages. There are eight decorated hot wheels vehicles and sixteen accessories for every day leading up to the big day. The Hot Wheels Advent Calendar now includes a foldout playmat for kids to play with their new hot wheels vehicles and accessories.

Polly Pocket Advent Calendar
The Polly Pocket Advent calendar is a winter wonderland full of 25 holiday surprises. Count down the festive season on day one, then open a surprise gift daily for the next 24 days. 
Play out the snowy storytelling fun with micro surprises including fun Polly Pocket dolls, dwellings, animals, vehicles and more (micro dolls can fit in and interact with some of the accessories).

​Create a fun holiday display with the packaging featuring a snowy holiday scene!

LOL Advent Calendar
This LOL surprise advent calendar is a must have for all lol dolls fans this christmas! The charm bracelet advent calendar is the perfect pre-christmas gift for girls and features some of the most popular dolls from the born to rock collection. Open a new door each day from 1st December to reveal a new surprise and wear it with pride during the day. 

Disney Cars Advent Calendar
​Count down to Christmas and a complete play set with the Disney and Pixar Cars Holiday advent calendar. ​For 24 days in a row, Cars lovers will start each day excited to find out what Cars-themed surprise is next. Set includes five vehicles based on Cars fan-favourite characters. ​Look for fun storytelling pieces like racing flags, stacks of tires, a road cone, a racing trophy and more.
Schleich Advent Calendar
In the Schleich Horse Club 2020 advent calendar, the vet uses her stethoscope to examine the Trakehner mare and foal before the big horse show Christmas celebration, and has good news: the horses are healthy and can take part in the competition!.The little cat family, the rabbit and the squirrel are also happy to hear it. As they nibble on delicious apples, carrots and lettuce from the basket and bowl, they look curiously on as the horses are groomed with the hoof pick and massage brush. Thanks to the colourful horse blanket and the pretty head collar, they are ready for the big event.

Harry Potter Advent Calendar
Celebrate Christmas in the Wizarding World with this magical LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar. Behind each of the 24 doors is a different toy or figure from the Harry Potter series. As the big day gets closer, kids can recreate Hogwarts holiday scenes – including the amazing Yule Ball.
Hogwarts Advent calendar
The 2020 Harry Potter advent calendar is the perfect pre-xmas gift idea for all Harry Potter fans, especially if they love to collect jewellery, hair accessories and fun stationery. Open a new window each day from 1st December to reveal a new surprise, each one with a touch of magic! A must have for all Gryffindor fans this Xmas.

Pringles advent calendar
Crisp lovers everywhere, prepare to be amazed. There's a tub of Pringles behind every door on this unique advent calendar, perfect for those who prefer savoury over sweet. With one of 4 classic flavours behind each door, the countdown to Christmas has never been this exciting.


Swizzles Sweet Factory
Every door and window of the freestanding festive Swizzels Sweet Factory contains a delightfully sweet treat to be savoured by the young, or young at heart.  It makes a perfect pre-Christmas gift for anyone with a sweet tooth.

Barratts Advent calendar
For those with a sweet tooth the Barratt Retro Sweet Advent Calendar is the perfect choice with 24 doors to open filled with Fruit Salad, Black Jack, Wham Bars and more. 

Haribo Advent Calendar
Start your Christmas countdown with HARIBO and 24 windows that are hiding a merry mix of little treats. Themed, fun and perfect for those looking for an alternative to the traditional chocolate calendar.
This tasty advent calendar brings together HARIBO favourites from across the world with Tropifrutti, Goldbears and MAOAM includes seasonal mini bags and themed jellies. Look out for Santa’s boot, a red hatted reindeer and gold star topped Christmas tree!

As you can see there are so many Advent Calendars to choose from. Which one is your favourite?

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Christmas Stories At Books2Door

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It won’t be long before we will be getting all our Christmas decorations down, eating mince pies and preparing for the big day. Christmas is definitely our favourite time of year and to help us get into the Christmas spirit we have received some lovely Christmas stories to read each night.

Mr. Men Christmas Collection Books


We already own all of the Little Miss and Mr Men books so when I saw the Christmas Collection I knew this would be a great addition to our collection. 

The Mr Men Christmas Collection features 14 books based around the most wonderful time of the year. The books are similar size to the original collections and include

Mr. Men Meet Father Christmas
Mr. Men The Christmas Tree
Mr. Noisy and the Silent Night
Little Miss Christmas
Mr. Men A Christmas Carol
Mr. Men The Night Before Christmas
Mr. Men A Christmas Pantomime
Mr. Men A White Christmas
Mr. Men The Christmas Party
Mr. Men All Aboard for Christmas
Mr. Men Winter Sports
Mr. Men 12 Days of Christmas
Mr. Men Winter Wonderland
Mr. Men A Christmas Carol

Perfect stories for Little Miss and Mr Men fans this Christmas. 

The Big Christmas collection



The Big Christmas Collection of 10 Little Tiger books are a great choice this Christmas to read before bedtime. Each of the 10 books tell us a snowy tale including 

1) Waiting for Santa
2) When Granny Saved Christmas
3) When Will it Snow?
4) The Magical Snowman
5) Big Bear Little Bear
6) A Christmas Wish
7) A Long Way from Home
8) The Night Before Christmas
9) The Magic of Christmas
10) One Snowy Night

The collection will be very popular with younger readers as each book as beautiful illustrations. 

Disney Storybook Collection Advent Calendar


Each year we usually create our own book advent calendar for little J to enjoy on the run-up to Christmas. I usually choose 24 stories and wrap each one up in Christmas paper and number them 1-24. However this year we’ve received a Disney Advent Calendar filled with 24 books perfect for the festive season. Just like any other advent calendar there is a surprise behind every number door. Just open the doors from 1-24 each day in December and enjoy a Disney Christmas Story. We are really looking forward to opening these each day and having a new story to read. 

Books2Door are the perfect way to encourage reading amongst young children. It has an extensive range of books from different authors and genres and you are sure to find something suitable for every child. 

Standard delivery at Books2Door is only £2.99. Express delivery is available. However free shipping will be awarded for all spends over £35. You can also collect book points which offer you cash back on future purchases, 10% off multi buys and £5 each if you refer a friend so there are lots of incentives to get your young ones reading this Christmas.

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Christmas Gift Ideas For The Kids

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I love buying presents for family and friends and I love seeing their faces when they open their presents and get a nice surprise. I do sometimes turn to google for some gift inspiration as some children are impossible to buy for. Over the last few months I have been gathering lots of gift ideas for the kids so if you are looking for a little inspiration then hopefully this post may help.

Christmas gift ideas for the kids


mechanics gravity loops and turns
Mechanics Gravity Loops and Turns allows you to build a circuit driven by the invisible forces of magnetism and gravity. The magnetic cannon uses the force of attraction to accelerate and push the spheres. The movement is generated without the use of electric motors or batteries. Learn the basics of magnetism and use them to create controlled magnetic reactions using the 130 pieces included. 

 

greenbank primary first aid brought to life
Greenbank Primary: First Aid Brought to Life is a narrative non-fiction that tells a story. It tells a story of a town called Humphrington, a school called Greenbank Primary and the Matthews family engaging with family, friends and teachers. The main theme throughout the book is 'what can you, as a 10-12 year old person, do to give first aid in a medical emergency?'

harry potter a magical year
A Magical Year takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the seasons at Hogwarts. Jim Kay's incredible illustrations, paired with much loved quotations from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels, bring to life all of the magic, beauty and wonder of the wizarding world.

tinsel book
How did the world come to believe Santa Claus is a man? It's all just a big misunderstanding! Tinsel - The Girls Who Invented Christmas, a tale of friendship, sleigh rides and two formidable girls is the Christmas book of the year - a gloriously funny, festive adventure that will delight even the biggest Grinch.

wish you was book

WishYouWas - The Tiny Guardian Of Letters is an enchanting adventure story of friendship, bravery and the unique magic of getting a letter from someone you miss. Perfect for fans of The Midnight Guardians and The Umbrella Mouse.
joy's playground
Joy is in the playground with her two friends: Jumpit the frog and Tortie the tortoise. They are joined by other friends who have been having a very bad day! They all work together to help their friends overcome the challenges they face through gratitude, mindfulness and self-belief.

snow ghost
Flying through the swirling, snow-filled skies, Snow Ghost searches for a place to call home, swooping gracefully over the whirling traffic of town, winding her way through the dense, tangled wood and to the top of the blustery hill. Then on the quiet calm of the moors, she sees a girl and a boy playing. She breathes magic and sparkle into their play until it's time for them to stumble back home to bed. And while shimmers of moonlight cast their glittering light, Snow Ghost curls herself round the roof of the farmhouse. She has found her happy home at last.

jingle smells
It's Christmas eve and jingle the little skunk can't wait to see all the twinkly fairy lights. But as he skips into town, his terrible whiffy stink causes all sorts of trouble.  Poor jingle is convinced he's ruined christmas . . . But when santa himself is captured by a gang of wicked robbers, it's up to our stinky hero to save the day. Can his jingle smells save Christmas for everyone?

NASA Backpack
The NASA backpack is out of this world! Featuring stylish gold zip detail and easily accessible front pocket with nostalgic NASA branding, this backpack is sure to be the coolest in the galaxy. Includes internal compartments for storage.

nasa lunch bag

The NASA Lunch Bag features stylish gold zip detail, and nostalgic NASA branding. Ideal for little astronauts on their lunch break. 


planet buddies headphones
Planet Buddies brings you a vibrant and exciting range of wireless kids headphones for girls and boys, inspired by endangered species from across the globe. With an impressive play time of up to 38 hours, and a fast charging time of only 2 hours, our headphones are the perfect music companion.

planet bundle mobile phone  holder
Planet Buddies multifunction mobile phone stand can be used as a cute phone holder for most mobile phones and tablets up to 7 inches. Easily use the phone and tablet stand in both landscape and portrait modes, this cute multi-functional plush is the perfect phone stand for desk for kids or adults.

Organix Christmas Selection Box

Filled to the brim with scrummy organic treats, each Christmas snack box contains our Strawberry & Apple Fruit Gummies, Mini Gingerbread Men Biscuits, Alphabet Biscuits, Raspberry & Apple Soft Oaty Bar and Apple & Orange Oaty Bars.

the littledug workstation

The LiTTLEDUG Toy Workstation and Tool Set is perfect for imaginative play and developing a child's fine motor skills. The 64 Piece Set includes tools, accessories and the bench also includes play vice and storage bins.

Harry potter snowglobe
Embark to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with this waterball featuring Hogwarts castle. This highly detailed miniature replica of the school of witchcraft and wizardry provides a majestic backdrop in this inspired scene. Opalescent glitter glistens when shaken and the Hogwarts seal in bronze adorns the top of the waterball.

Disney Showcase rapunzel and pascal
The 5th in the Disney Showcase Collection Holiday Princess series, Rapunzel swaps her weapon of choice, the cast iron pan, for a snowball and is ready for a fight. This two piece set comes with her sidekick Pascal.

beauty and the beast illuminated castle
A magical glow illuminates the Baroque period features of this Beast's Castle. Belle and the Beast can be seen embracing at the foot of the castle. The natural elements of the Basswood are carefully crafted and layered to build a multidimensional scene. This Beauty and the Beast Castle scene with warm white led lights is the perfect centrepiece for any home decor.

disney ears
Celebrate Disney's iconic Mickey Ear Hats in your home with their very own shop| With a light dusting of snow all around, gifts all wrapped and a festive tree dressed, it's beginning to feel like Christmas. The building is illuminated and each piece in the Disney Village range is hand crafted from high quality ceramic before skilled artists hand paint every one to ensure all the intricate details are in place.

home for Christmas
Mickey and Minnie Mouse share their love for Christmas time in front of a cute gingerbread house and create a wonderful magical, family moment in this delightful wooden figurine. This gingerbread inspired decorative Kloche will make a stunning display in your home.

Hopefully these ideas may help you choose the perfect gift for a little one this Christmas. 

Michelle


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