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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. 


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Christmas Fun and Games For All The Family

Disclosure - We were sent the below items. The idea for this post was my own. Any thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own. This post contains affiliate links. 

Christmas is about spending time with your family and friends. However there is nothing better than getting all the board games for some fun around the Christmas tree. Here are a few of our recommendations this year. 

The Very Merry Christmas Game
The Very Merry Christmas game brings the whole family together as you all compete to grab the most lavish set of presents for your stocking. Presents might be really nice or really naff and you may not find out what the other players have dished out to you until you open them at the end of the game.

Humm Bug Game
Humm Bug is a game for 2+ teams of humming old songs, new songs, love songs and the blues with no whistling, singing or even a la-la-la. It's a race against the clock for your team to guess the song, perfect for a family game night. Features all your favourites from the 1960's to the 2010's and beyond, with a few theme tunes thrown in for good measure.

Tension Game TV Edition
Sit down and turn on your thinking caps with this TV version of the popular Tension board game. TV Tension covers everyone's television favourites. As with Family Tension its a race to name ten examples to a given 'TV' subject and it's against the clock.

Six second scribbles
No more waiting around while one person draws - everyone plays at once in this fast-paced party game! While playing Six Second Scribbles you all have ONE minute to draw up to TEN things from your card. But not every doodle will do! To win points, your friends and family must be able to guess WHAT you drew.

Chimp game
Chimp! is the perfect pick-up-and-play anywhere game. If you are a word-lovers, shrewd guessers
 or anyone who delights in spotting the truth from the twaddle then this game is for you. Definitions to wacky words are read out one by one... but are they the truth, false or a Chimp!... a dastardly deception by one of the players?

Christmas Games
There are 8 unique Christmas themed family card games in this one festive box. Included inside is Xmas charades, Santa's sack, Xmas lists, Santa says, Bah! Humm bug, Under the tree,  Silent night and Xmas trivia - and a full set of rules for each game. Christmas fun for all the family. 

Battle of the ages game
It's the battle between old school vs new school in this ultimate trivia game! Test your knowledge about your rival generation's pop culture trivia by playing in teams based on generations. Who will win and knows more about the other generation?

unsolved case files
Unsolved Case Files puts you in the shoes of a cold case detective tasked with solving a murder that happened decades ago with only the original investigator's case file. Think you can find out who really killed Jamie Banks on November 20, 1992? Unsolved Case Files will let you find out once and for all whether you’re as good as the detectives on TV.

who wants to be a millionaire
Bring home the nation's favourite game show and battle head-to-head with your family and friends in the race to reach £1 million. Relive classic moments from the show and tackle the iconic money ladder using only your wits and digital lifelines. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is fun for all the family.

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.

What games do you like playing at Christmas time? Do you have any favourites?

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Christmas Gift Ideas For The Adults

Disclosure - We were sent the products below for the purpose of this post. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are our unless stated. This post contains affiliate links. 

I know we have no idea what Christmas will look like this year but I am sure you have someone special to buy for this Christmas and if you are struggling for ideas then look below for some gift inspiration. 

Christmas Gift Ideas For The Adults
buyagift experience voucher
There is always someone in the family that you never know what to buy them for Christmas. The perfect choice is a Buyagift Experience voucher. They can then choose exactly what they want from thousands of experiences across the country. 

Zippo Heat Bank
Practical hand warmer with 6 levels: the reusable Zippo pocket warmer can be adjusted to 6 levels up to 50 °C, so you can find exactly your desired temperature. Can also be used as a power bank – the Zippo power bank hand warmer is not only your hand warmer in winter, but also a practical power bank with 5200 mAh all year round.

Kikkerland tech kit
The Kikkerland Emergency Tech Kit is a compact basic kit containing everything you need for a smartphone and iPhone. 4 accessories including screen spray, cloth, cable tie and usb charger.

Any Sharp
Restore a super sharp cutting edge to blunt knives with this knife sharpener from AnySharp. No special sharpening skills required; anyone can get great results. Easy to use, simply draw your knife through the AnySharp sharpener 3 to 4 times using light pressure.

Easiyo Yogurt MakerFor use with EasiYo Yogurt maker. Each sachet makes one kilo of fresh yogurt. New Black Design, Requires no electricity, No fuss, No mess. Made in 3 Simple Steps; simple and cost effective.

ion8 bottle
The ION8 Stainless Steel 600ml Water Bottle. Keep hydrated with this thermal insulated bottle which opens with just one touch. Easy to carry and available in a range of stunning colours.

lazy bear laptop bag
The spacious bag for men, designed by Lazy Bear is ideal to carry everything you need. The bag is crafted from strong, durable fabric with sleek faux-leather highlights for a handsome finish.

Large, colourful interior features a padded laptop compartment for extra protection. Two secure front pockets zip shut and help organise your gear. Removable shoulder strap ensures comfortable carrying.

Wicker Picnic Cooler Seat
Kikkerland Collapsible Wicker Print Picnic Cooler Basket & Seat. Keeps hot or cold for 4 hours with a 5.8 gallon/22 Litre capacity. You can also use this basket as a seat and it has a sitting capacity 180 lbs / 80 kg.
kikkerland wine carrier
Keep your wine cool with the Kikkerland Wine Cooler. It matches the Kikkerland Picnic Cooler Basket and Seat so ideal to take out with you on your travels.

Be:Loved products
BeLoved 100% natural pet care range is a superb gift idea for any occasion for your four legged friend. 

Be:Loved 100% Natural Shampoo Bar. Sand, sea, leaves, muddy streams, sticky fingers and endless pets can leave your dog’s coat looking less than perfect. However, with Be:Loved handmade, 100% natural shampoo bars it is possible to wash on the go.

Be:Loved Nose & Paw Balm. The Nose and Paw Balms are perfect for on-the-go fixes for those little aches and scrapes that come from being an adventure dog, the Be:Safe, First Aid & Ache Nose & Paw Balm is just the ticket. 

Be:Fresh Probiotic Home & Kennel Sanitising Spray. Accidents happen and when they do it’s easy to clean up with this specially formulated spray. Use to clean, scent and protect your dog’s bed – the spray is safe for use on fabrics - and surrounding areas whilst on holiday.

the positive diary
The Positive Planner is a 12 week planner and journal dedicated to self-care, the practice of gratitude and encouragement of daily positivity. A powerful daily companion, The Positive Planner helps to cope with life's daily challenges and offers support through tough times.

Branches of my tree book
Ordinary moments seen through the eyes of a poet, Branches of my Tree is a collection of insightful vignettes that will inspire, uplift and help you think differently about life.

winter bouquet
A special Christmas bouquet inspired by winter walks on a brisk, sunny day. What more could you need as the perfect Christmas gift. This bouquet combines the elegance of luscious red carnations and scented red lilies with subtle green foliage and the earthy tone of pine cones and hypericum berries finish off this festive masterpiece. Elegantly arranged and sent via a tracked courier direct to their home or office this Christmas.

Bellica Puzzle

Puzzle and military enthusiasts will enjoy the new military history-themed range of 1000-piece puzzles. Designed by award-winning aviation artist Keith Burns, the Bellica Beaufighter Long Run Home 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle is just one from the range of ten stunning WW2 combat depictions that will be of interest to any military history fan.

Box of Favours
Box of Favours - Show someone how much you care about them by treating them to special favours. This beautifully designed box filled with cards is the perfect stocking filler this Christmas- for Him or Her. 15 beautifully designed favour cards with gold foil boarder held in place by black velvet covered foam. 10 of these cards have set favours and 5 are left blank for you to write your own personal favours.

glo32 whitening system
Glo32 Teeth Whitening System is an effective stain removal in just 20 minutes. You can double your glow with the advanced whitening system kit, including a 14 Day treatment of advanced whitening strips to lift your smile, and the advanced whitening stilo for on the go whitening. The Glo32 Teeth Whitening System Whitens teeth by gently reducing surface stains and discolouration.

Seams cream

Seams couturiers hand cream with shea butter, rosehip oil & oat beta glucan to mend, moisturise & soften dry, distressed hands.

our remedy products
Our Remedy is an award-winning female-founded brand with a focus on sustainability and self-care. Our Remedy believe in happier periods, finding balance and caring for our planet. Their range is lovingly made in the UK, totally vegan and packaged using eco-friendly materials.

forever smoothing exfoliator
Forever smoothing exfoliator removes dead skin cells to reveal brighter skin and smooth tone and texture. Smoothing Exfoliator uses five powerful and natural ingredients like jojoba beads that work together to provide a rejuvenating cleansing experience.

cellactive ampoule
This high-efficacy ampoule helps lessen the signs of ageing skin, with a high concentration of CellActive Code. It’s a powerful booster for impactful brightening, firming and line-reducing results. Plus, it boosts face and neck elasticity, leaving a radiant complexion. 

SOS Cleanse
Dry skin is something we all suffer from in winter, but the range of SOS Serum skincare is here to save parched holiday skin. Ideal for sensitive skin with soothing, healing and moisturising properties. 

arran after the rain
Treat someone special to Arran's signature fragrance with the After the Rain Home Fragrance Gift Set. The set will bring the beautiful aroma of rose, sandalwood and lime to your front home, and the reed diffuser uses essential oils to provide an awakening and enlightening scent to your home, without becoming overpowering. The 8cl travel candles perfectly compliment the delicate aroma, with up to a 12 hour burn time. 

vegan bunny candle trio
Vegan Bunny Christmas Candle Trio Set include seasonal scents of Spiced Christmas pudding, Zesty and strong Mulled wine and Fresh & Earthy Christmas tree. Each candle is a handcrafted soy wax candle infused with essential oils and an approx burn time of 25hrs.

Pants and Socks Subscription Box
I am a huge fan of subscription boxes and this is perfect for the man in your life. Get fresh Pants & Socks, whenever they need them. There is a wide range of pants and socks to choose from which caters for all and top brand names too. 

johnsons products
Aveeno Mum and Baby gift set
Deciding what to buy for a new Mum and Baby can be tough however there is nothing better than pamper products. Johnsons and Aveeno offer a range of products suitable for both Mum and Baby. 

The Aveeno Baby Mum & Baby Giftset is the perfect skincare bundle for new mums or mums to be.

It includes Daily Moisturising Lotion, Baby Daily Care Hair & Body Wash, Baby Daily Care Moisturising Lotion  and a soft teddy bear comforter.

Johnson’s Bedtime NaturalCalm fragrance is centered around soft floral and powdery notes to help soothe baby before bed. Johnson's understands how special bedtime is to parents and their little ones and want to ensure it’s as calm as possible to create memorable moments, with the help of our known and loved scents along with a soothing bath and massage.

The baby hamper

The baby hamper
Whether it's a gift for a newborn boy or girl, this 'Really Useful' baby hamper is always popular with new mums. Containing a variety of practical baby gifts to make new parents life just a little bit easier!

The medium hamper box contains
Aden and Anais Musy, muslin square in 'Winnie the Pooh' print.
Wooden rainbow rattle.
Baby Bunting Star print bodysuit - Age 0-3 months.
Baby Bunting Star print hat - Age 0-6 months.

poo pourri
Poo-Pourri Christmas Scents Toilet Sprays are the perfect stocking filler or secret Santa gift and will bring nostalgic festive smells that captures the magic of Winter, and everyone’s favourite holiday season into your home.

Guylian ChocolateGuyLian Belgian chocolate sea shells are sure to deliver you the ultimate chocolate experience. Capture the exquisite taste of original chocolate sea shells. Each carefully crafted with a blend of delicious white, milk or dark Belgian chocolate. Not one of them has exactly the same marbled look as the other one. Each Belgian chocolate is filled with the delicious GuyLian roasted hazelnut pralines.

bradfords Gingerbread basket

Bradfords Bakers have a huge range of treats and gifts including this Gingerbread basket. This cute little shopper basket is filled with tempting treats including chocolate covered flavoured fudge squares and traditional gingerbread made with golden syrup and lightly dusted with sweet icing. The basket also includes Bradfords Blackberry Jam, Shortbread and New English Afternoon Tea Bags.

Lost Sheep Coffee Gift Box tower
Lost Sheep Coffee gift box tower will make the perfect present for the coffee lover in your life. 30 Nespresso Compatible fully Compostable Capsules in 3 of Lost Sheep Coffee's best selling flavours, all made from Speciality Grade 1 Coffee Beans.

kikkerland day of the dead corkscrew and shot glasses

Kikkerland Day of the Dead Corkscrew and 3D Skull shot glasses are a great gift for that someone special. The corkscrew measures 22.2 cm by 8.2 cm by 3.8 cm and the 3D skull shot glasses 4,7cm diameter and 6cm height. 

Mermaid Salt Vodka
Mermaid salt vodka at 40% abv is hand-crafted at the isle of wight distillery and shot through with a pinch of locally sourced sea salt, enhancing its smoothness and accentuating its subtle flavour.

Cranes Liqueur
Cranes delicious and smooth cranberry and blood orange liqueur is made with the finest cranberries from Wisconsin USA along with blood orange juice and orange rind. Over 115 delicious cranberries go into making one 50cl bottle, creating the perfect rich and smooth liqueur.


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