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How To Make December Birthdays Special

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As you probably know Christmas starts showing up in stores from September and it's pretty hard to keep away from it especially when you start hearing Christmas songs as you're walking round doing your weekly shop. I always think birthdays that are in the last quarter of the year must be tough, especially December birthdays. You have to wait all year for your special day then Christmas is just around the corner too. It must also be hard as a parent or family member to come up with children's gift ideas for both birthday and Christmas in the same month. I think those that celebrate their birthdays in December should have lots of extra fuss and here are some ideas on how to make December birthdays special.

Happy Birthday sign

No Christmas Until The Birthday Is Over
This may be tough to do if the birthday is in the second half of the month but I think if the birthday is within the first two weeks of December there should be no Christmas until the birthday is over. Make sure you have lots of birthday banners, balloons and other party decorations for the birthday boy or girl. If the birthday falls in the last two weeks of December make sure you still put up lots of birthday decorations, banners and balloons as well as your Christmas decorations. 

Give The Same Amount Of Presents You Would For Any Birthday
Christmas time can be very expensive but it's important not to give the birthday boy or girl less than you would if the birthday was at another time of year. They have waited all year for their birthday and just because Christmas is in the same month they still want lots of presents. 

Keep The Birthday And Christmas Separate 
When buying birthday and Christmas presents make sure you keep the presents separate and use both Christmas and birthday wrapping paper for the gifts. Try to stay away from seasonal gifts too, keep them for Christmas. 

birthday party

Plan A Birthday Party
We all like people to make a fuss about us on our birthdays and what better way than to have a birthday party. The weather in December is likely to be cold so you can choose to throw a birthday party in the house, hire a party venue or if it's for the kids then there are lots of indoor play centres that have great party packages. 

Most Importantly Plan
Planning is the most important part of making a December birthday special. 

Presents become harder to buy in December as there is such a huge demand especially for the most popular items. Make sure you buy well in advance to prevent disappointment. 

Make sure you have birthday cards and wrapping paper bought in plenty of time before the shops are overrun with Christmas. 

Birthday cakes can also be hard to find, maybe decide to bake one instead. 

If you are planning on hosting a birthday party make sure you get your invites out super early as December is such a busy time for everyone, give people plenty of notice. 

I'm sure those that celebrate their birthdays in December don't mind as they are used to it but it's always nice to be made a fuss of no matter the month.

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Horrible Histories - Horrible Christmas Book Giveaway

We have been reading Horrible Histories - Horrible Christmas Book and it's a Horrible Histories version of Christmas with all the nasty bits left in. This hugely entertaining festive edition is stuffed full of strangely interesting facts and gruesome tales from days of Christmas past. From pantos and Christmas characters to foul food and curious festive customs, Rattus guides you through with the usual one-liners - it's a cracker! Learn about silly Santa's, spooks and spirits, why making a Christmas pudding used to be a crime and even how to get rid of carol singers. Full of dreadful jokes, rotten recipes and even a Christmas quiz to cheer up the family Scrooge.

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Make Your Own Christmas Book Advent Calendar

You may have seen our post recently about Advent Calendar's for kids who don't like chocolate. We included lots of alternatives but there was one advent calendar that we didn't include and it's one we have each year - Our make your own Christmas Stories Advent Calendar.  I look forward to make this each year and it's very simple and little J loves it. He loves books whether it is trying to read them himself or a bedtime story and having a book advent calendar is a perfect treat to open just before bedtime. 

Wrapped Books
Christmas books
How To Make Your Own Book Advent Calendar

Making the advent calendar is very simple all you need is
24 Christmas or Winter Stories
Wrapping Paper
Sticky Labels numbered 1-24

Once you have the 24 books all you need to do is wrap them up and number them with the sticky labels from 1-24. Pop them in a box or tub and place in your child's bedroom. 

Each night once their  bedtime routine is finished they can open up a story to read before bed.

Christmas Books
The best thing about making your own Christmas Book Advent Calendar is you do not need to buy 24 new books each year. Most of the books we use are from previous years but as we only get them out at Christmas time little J still gets excited as he can't remember most of them so it's like a new story. 

Christmas Books
As the years have gone by we have added a few new stories to his advent calendar as he may be too old for some of the books he previously had but the majority he's had for years. 

Christmas time is so special and this is a lovely way to read about Winter and Christmas before bedtime to add to the excitement.

Christmas Books
You can always add some little treats to the advent calendar too. Maybe a pack of cookies to enjoy with a glass of milk or a chocolate coin.

I like to start with a few Winter Stories for the first few nights and then build up to the Christmas stories and I always make sure 'The Night Before Christmas' is numbered '24' so we can read it together on Christmas Eve. 

Have you created your own book advent calendar? If you are looking for some inspiration I have added our favourites here. 

Do you have any Christmas books? What are your favourites?

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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.

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!

Crayola Advent Calendar
24 daily activities to keep you in the festive spirit right up to the big day. Open each door to find a fun activity and a cool Crayola tool to complete it.
Paw Patrol Advent Calendar
24 gifts to discover. The Paw Patrol Advent Calendar is a fun way to get ready for the festive season. Packed with 24 exclusive presents, there’s a different special gift for kids to open up each day. Behind each door is a small festive-themed Paw Patrol collectible! Kids can uncover their favourite pups dressed up for the festive season, a sleigh, presents, play pieces and more.
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. 

Hatchimals Advent calendar
Unfold the Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Advent Calendar to discover a winter scene right out of Hatchtopia! With over 50 surprises to discover, you can build up your Christmas scene each day! It’s the classic Christmas tradition with a Hatchimals twist.
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.
Thomas & Friends Advent Calendar
Countdown to Christmas with this Thomas & Friends Advent Calendar. Open a window every day to discover a surprise toy, each miniature push-along train is styled to look like a Thomas & Friends character. The Advent Calendar ​comes with 24 minis train engines, including 6 exclusive holiday-themed toys.

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.

Star Wars Advent Calendar
Countdown to the holiday season with fan favourite characters from the Star Wars Galaxy! Open a new window each day to reveal a surprise Micro Force figure to add to any Star Wars collection. Celebrate the holidays with 4 exclusive holiday-themed Star Wars Micro Force mini action figures, including BB8 and Wicket the Ewok. The Micro Force Advent Calendar includes 24 small-scale, squishable figures from the Star Wars Galaxy as well as 7 exclusive stickers for kids to collect. The Star Wars Micro Force Advent Calendar package folds down to reveal a Star Wars holiday-themed backdrop for instant galactic play. The Star Wars Micro Force Advent Calendar holiday display makes a great gift for boys and girls ages 4 and up.

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.
Kelloggs Advent Calendar
Wake Up Every Morning In The Build Up To Christmas To Your Favourite Kellogg's Cereal Bars. The First and Only Cereal Bar Advent Calendar includes 24 x Cereal Bars and Strawberry Pop Tarts For Christmas Day. Bars Include - Frosties, Coco Pops, Rice Krispies, Rice Krispies Squares Caramel and Chocolate and Chocolatey.

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.

Premier League Advent Calendar
Official Premier League Adrenalyn XL Trading Cards. Over 450 Trading Cards To Collect!. All 20 Premier League Clubs To Collect. QR code in each packet unlocks a digital packet. Contains: x22 Packets PLUS x2 Limited Edition Cards.

Hogwarts Calendar
Make every day leading up to Christmas even more magical with this wonderful 24-day Harry Potter Advent Calendar. This fantastic advent calendar includes a piece of Harry Potter memorabilia behind every door that's sure to please lovers of both the books and the movies. Opening a door could reveal anything from a set a of playing cards, gadget decals, various notebooks, pencils and erasers to make your Christmas even more memorable. When Christmas is over, the calendar turns into a cool door hanger that says 'Gone to Hogwarts'. The calendar also contains a Harry Potter Wand Pen which is in the exact design of Harry's own wand from the movies.

Rock Advent calendar
With 24 windows to open every day before Christmas, the month of December will be full of surprises. Real fossils include Prehistoric shark teeth, gastropods, ammonites, clams, brachiopods, and more. The included magnifying glass, full-color learning guide, and identification sheet will help you to sort and identify every rock, gemstone, mineral, and fossil in the collection.
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.

Doritos Advent Calendar
Doritos advent calendar includes 25 Doritos surprises making it the perfect festive countdown for Christmas 2020 with a full sized single 40 g pack of Doritos behind each door

With this advent calendar you can celebrate the 'days of Christmas' with Doritos tortilla chips instead of chocolate.

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 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.

Burping Bobby

Feed Burping Bobby with his food tokens and then turn the handle and watch him eat.If you're the one who overfeeds him then be prepared for his terrible green belch and you'll have to deal with one stinky hippo but if he keeps down his dinner, you're the winner.

3D Labyrinth
The beloved international classic is now in 3D. In a labyrinth of soaring towers and deep vaults, witches and wizards scramble to find coveted treasures. They cast powerful spells to teleport and shift the maze in their favour. Whoever collects their treasure first wins in this contest of minds and magic! As with the classic, treasures must be found by skilfully moving the rows of towers to clear a path, but with 3D Labyrinth you have to take into account the tower heights too.

Silly Sounds Game
Silly Sounds is the new family-fun party game where everyone gets to make and guess the silly sound stuck on your headband!. Making silly sounds is only half the fun, guessing them is the other half!. Silly Sounds, the game you play with your ears! For 2-4 players.

Quick Link Game
Quick Link, A fast and furious, word party game for the whole family where players race to use their squeaky suction cup sticks to snap up words that are logically related!

When an opponent makes a debatable link, squeeze your stick to call them out!

Quick link is a game that develops verbal reasoning in a fun and exciting way. Can you find the link in a blink?

Grouch Couch

Ever wonder what happens to those little items that go missing? Now’s your chance to find out and maybe get some things back when Grouch Couch spits out Lost Goodies! Take turns feeding Grouch Couch tasty treats. Then press the remote-control and see what happens. He might grumble, chomp, burp and (hopefully) eat your treats! When he does, he’ll spit out Lost Goodies. You’ll want to collect these because the player with the most Lost Goodies when Grouch Couch plays his victory song, wins!

Beat The Parents Game

Go head-to-head in a battle of household supremacy with Beat the Parents, the fun-filled family trivia game! Prove who’s really the boss in this game of smarts and skills. Parents will have to answer questions about kids’ stuff, and kids answer questions parents should know. As teams answer trivia and move across the game board, they’ll encounter wacky challenges they need to complete

Headbandz is as easy as Pick, Place, Play! Pick your favourite headband and a take a picture card without looking at the drawing. Put the headband on and place the card in the headband so the illustration is facing all players. Then, play by asking questions with “yes” and “no” answers as you try to guess what’s on your card! It’s a race against the clock to be the first player to get three scoring badges to win.

Marvins Box of Magic

Become a magician with Marvin's Magic Made Easy Tricks, with 130 different tricks to learn you will be able to wow your friends and family in no time. With this set comes an illustrated instruction booklet so you will be able to master tricks and play pranks. Easy-to-perform magic tricks with a clearly illustrated instruction booklet - perfect for any budding young magician. Includes membership to Marvin's Magic Club.

Geomag confetti
Explore your imagination with Geomag Confetti. Geomag magnetic kits are the ideal way to express your creativity. There is virtually no limit to the creations that you can make. All you need is a kit and an active mind.

Ultimate Gross Science
This extremely gross science set will help you to explore and understand how the human body functions. It supports National Curriculum learning and is safe, educational and fun! Explore extremely gross science with over 12 really yucky scientific experiments.
Nano Orbit
The HEXBUG nano Orbit has everything you need to customize your very own nano habitat. Get creative and have fun with your builds. This playset features 6 jelly walls and connectors to lock your nano and redesigned nano Flash into hours of autonomous play.
Intelino Smart Train

Intelino Smart Train
Intelino Smart Train is designed to captivate and teach. It's a toy train that's intuitive and familiar, just like a classic playtime favorite. However it's a sophisticated and intelligent learning device, powered by advanced robotic technology. Intelino created this train to helps kids get smarter and develop coding and STEM skills while they are simply having fun.

Smiggle Headphones

Smiggle is not just for school supplies they also have a huge range of Tech and Toys. Rock out in these super cool foldable kids headphones with an awesome design on its printed headband. They're perfect for chilling at home, on the go entertainment, or at-home learning.

gamer double smiggle lunch bag

From the Smiggle Gamer collection, the iconic double decker lunchbox is back and perfect for lunchtime. It has two tiers of storage so you can separate all of your snacks.

Na Na Na Surprise
Unbox a 2-in-1 surprise with Na! Na! Na! Surprise, including a gorgeous soft, posable fashion doll and plush pom with a clip to attach to a purse or backpack.  Open the package to find a real balloon. Inflate the balloon with paper straw, then POP for a confetti surprise.
Magicube Maths building
The Geomag Magicube Maths Building encourages little hands to stack with magnetic cubes and clips. The set also helps to strengthen children's early calculation skills, with the recognition of numbers and the first sums. 


The Toniebox is a new and innovative audio player for kids, great for bedtime stories or as a kids' music box. It's screen-free and so easy to use that even 3-year-olds can operate it. Placing Tonies audio characters on the cube begins playback automatically and taking them off stops it. Pressing the ears changes the volume. Tapping the sides changes tracks. Simple! For more information and to buy online visit Tonies

Fartbuster is the gross, farting reaction game! Follow the farts, find the sequence and avoid the poop! Pull Fartbusters arms to see if you can repeat the sequence. Includes 3 game modes; Free fart, Follow the farts memory challenge and follow the farts extreme memory challenge. Fartbuster includes light up arms and silly fart sounds.

witch child and sorceress books
Celia Rees is one of Britain's foremost writers for teenagers and her titles for Bloomsbury have enjoyed huge success. Witch Child has been adopted by educational boards up and down the country and is required reading in secondary schools in the UK, with life sales of over 180,000, and has been translated into 25 languages.  Celia Rees's Sorceress is the bewitching sequel to Witch Child, which was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2010.

the scary book
Snakes, bats, and spiders aren't that frightening-but just wait till you see what they're like on the inside! This delightfully ghoulish book is filled to the brim with creatures perfect for some Halloween fun. Whether it's a big bad wolf or a skeletal ghost, each monster is hiding its really horrible side beneath a foldable flap. Lift the foldout on the crab to reveal sharp teeth and tentacle tongues or pull down the flap on the spider to discover its recently caught snacks. Thierry Dedieu's colourful illustrations bring humour and lightheartedness to many spine- chilling creatures. A perfect blend of silly and scary, this big board book helps kids overcome their worries with laughter. Encourage your children to embrace their spooky side with this Halloween treat!

Dougie's Diary
Dougie's Diary series 1 is a collection of 5 books about Dougie's experiences. The books provide a good foundation to open up discussions about the topics in the books. 
Hello I’m Dougie - Learn more about Dougie, his friends, family and favourite things in life.
Daisy Comes Home - Share Dougie’s experience as his sister is born and comes home
Dougie Starts Pre-School - Share Dougie’s experience and emotions on his first day at Pre-School
Thank You Day - Dougie learns it is important to say thank you to people around us who help us everyday. 
We Are All Special - Understanding that we are all different yet all equal and special

The nightmare before Christmas book
Written through wit and rhyme, The Nightmare Before Christmas book is interwoven with hand-drawn illustrations and the individual’s name across the top of every other page. Disney fans will adore this personalised addition and you can even include a special message on the opening page. Presented inside a unique gift box, the book is a fun and charming gift to teach kids about Christmas and Halloween and why they really should be celebrated separately.

The positive Doodle Diary
The Positive Doodle Diary is a mindful gratitude journal designed to empower children with confidence through creativity. Depending on age, children can work with The Positive Doodle Diary either alone or together with an adult. The book would make an ideal gift for kids aged 5 to 10 years old.


Moth book
Fox: A Circle of Life Story unites story and science to explain this big concept to children who have lost a pet or a loved one, or who simply are curious about death and what happens after we die.

Moth is a remarkable retelling of the story of the peppered moth and is the perfect introduction to natural selection and evolution for children.

The Snark
Night-time can be scary and this delightfully illustrated story The Snark shows us how natural those fears are. Once children can identify and understand their fears, they can begin to overcome them, and we can all have a good night's sleep. This story reveals that when we are brave and face our fears, they are often not as scary as we first thought!

Told in lyrical prose and with a dash of humour, this light-hearted story will help you and your child deal with night-time anxieties in a safe and reassuring way.

Where's (Childs Name) book
Where's (Childs Name?) personalised story from It's Your Story follows the adventures of a young boy or girl who wakes on Christmas morning but is far too excited to go back to sleep. The child creeps around the house discovering that there's plenty of fun to be had while the rest of the family sleeps - from nibbling some icing from the Christmas cake to finding reindeer tracks in the snow and feeling their presents under the tree.

The child's name is included ten times in the story, their face appears nine times and a personal message from you to the child is printed at the front of the book.

Transformers Battlegrounds
Transformers Battlegrounds for Xbox One is the perfect game this Christmas for Transformer fans. As evil megatron closes in on the all spark, bumblebee and the autobots need a new Commander to help save Earth - you! Assemble your squad and roll out for a battle that will Rage from Central city to cybertron... And even to the local multiplayer arcade!

kids stuff crazy

Add a touch of magic to bath time and watch your children's faces light up with wonder and awe with Kids Stuff Crazy Soap colour changing bubble bath. 

Magical Sparkling Bubble Bath, turns bath time from a battle ground into a playground. Watch in amazement as your bath transforms into a glittery wonderland in front of your eyes. Encouraging bath-time play, whilst delivering cleansing benefits. 

Kids Stuff Crazy Colour Foaming Soap is a mild and gentle formulation of mouldable foam, that allows children to explore their creative side, whilst cleaning their delicate skin. Use in the bath or use for sensory play away from the bathroom.

locks in goodness hair gel
SPIKE, SHAPE & FIX - Specially formulated with 100% naturally derived hair fixative to give your locks the right amount of hold without building-up or weighing it down. Also great for fly-aways, keeping hairstyles in place and scrunching in curls!

PERFECTLY SMOOTH LOCKS - Infused with hair loving organic argan, coconut, jojabo, avocado oil and shea butter to smooth, condition, define and tame your locks. Tip: You can even use a small amount on dry hair to smooth away any frizzy bits.

Mighty Cards
Mighty cards are designed for ages 4-11 to provide effective and engaging strategies to help children manage their feelings and emotions. The pack consists of 36 cards which are divided in to 3 types of activities, breathe, move and create.

Mega bounce ball
This super high bounce ball is one of the bounciest in the world. Mega Bounce XTR really does as its name suggests it produces MEGA Bounces and is able to bounce way higher than a 2-storey building. With a bounce return rate (how high it will return to when dropped) of nearly 85%, it really is one of the highest bouncing balls on the market.

Fusing elements of badminton and street football, the aim is to keep UKick off the ground for as long as you can using your hands and feet. Inspired by the traditional game of jianzi, UKick has received a 21st century update. With removable feathers and 10 top discs to collect, What’s more, add or remove the weighted trick discs to suit your skill level by adjusting the required reaction time. 
sky spinner
Giving new meaning to the phrase 'it's all in the spin,' Wicked Sky Spinner is a ground breaking, hand-propelled spinning disc. Simply spin your Sky Spinner to unleash an awesome array of tricks and stunts; throw it, crank it, spin it or slam it - use the central power crank to get your Sky Spinner spinning with the flick of a wrist. With a perfectly balanced, weighted rim, Sky Spinner can reach an incredible 500 revs per minute. The fun doesn't stop here - master a cool claw grind, a hilarious finger hop, an Wicked body roll and so many more.

snowman and the snowdog advent calendar
This advent calendar has been put together with 25 opening gift doors containing numerous popular characters and different tokens. These include the likes of Billy, his dog, The Snowman, Father Christmas and the skiing penguin. These characters are attached to magnets and will interact and move with a magnetic “ice rink” which is positioned on the bottom half of the bi-fold calendar.

Smiggle Advent Calendar

Your favourite Advent calendar is back for 2020 with our best countdown to Christmas yet! Smiggle Advent Calendar 2020 has 25 days of limited edition Smiggle stationery surprises. Plus - Find 1 of 30 lucky tickets inside and win a HUGE Smiggle shopping spree!

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.

reindeer smash cake
The Reindeer Mini Smash Cake is made from a deliciously creamy Belgian chocolate shell, filled with Maltesers Chocolate Buttons, and Smarties. The outside of the cake is decorated with Rudolph’s face, hand-painted with white chocolate, and finished with his “shiny red nose” made from a scrummy Lindor dipped in red chocolate.

Now for the fun… SMASH the cake like a piñata, and watch all the chocolatey goodness tumble out!

gummy delights hamper
For a sweet gift with a little luxury, look no further than this personalised Gummy Delights Sweet Hamper from Buyagift. Beautifully presented in a deluxe wicker hamper, this sweet box is filled with all the classic gummies and more! From cola bottles and juicy lips to fizzy sour dummies and giant strawberries, this hamper is brimming with a delicious assortment of jelly sweets, perfect for children and adults too.

Haribo Hamper
This sweet treat hamper box from Haribo is the perfect stocking filler gift for your loved ones this Christmas. Hamper box contains: Haribo Squidgy Strawbs, Haribo Dummies, Haribo Balla Stixx, Haribo Jelly Beans, Haribo Chamallows, Haribo Giant Trees. Kids and grown-ups love it so, the happy world of Haribo!

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


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