Making time for each other at Christmas VonShef

I love Christmas, it something I look forward to every year. However I find December is such a busy month for us as a family. The children have a list of Christmas activities, productions at school, carol service, Christingle, disco’s and then they always have friend’s birthday parties. Then we have the decorations, the gifts, the food, works Christmas party for my Hubby and wrapping all of the gifts which as much as I love I always find to be a very stressful thing.

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With all of that and work, finding couple time together can always be difficult. We are not a once a month date night kind of couple, we love spending time together and when possible we will head out for a meal. More often than not it will be a lunch on a rare day off.

So, this year I want to make sure that me and my wonderful Hubby share a meal together. It could well be a take away but just something so we have an evening just us with a nice bottle of fizz and sitting at the table. It will be nice to spend some time together without the very excited children. I’m not sure about you but when the advent calendars come out on the 1st December my children go into hyper Christmas excitement.

DOMU brands have kindly offered to send me some items from VonShef to help make our pre-Christmas date night the little bit more special.

Entertaining with VonShef

I was sent this set of 4 bamboo placemats and matching coasters, brushed gold coupe champagne glasses and a gold water pitcher. All of which as just gorgeous, I love the feel of these products, they are well made and lovely to use. 

I have a few champagne flutes and I love champagne or processo, I’ve even quite like a flute of Asti however in all of the champagne and champagne cocktails I have drank, I have never used coupe style glass before. I actually really like the style of glasses, something a bit different and looks beautiful.

The gold is so on trend right now, and I just love it. Those rich luxurious colours along side the jade green that is filling the high street. DOMU know how to stay on trend and it makes me very happy.

Making time for each other at the when there is so many other things going on around Christmas is super important. I loved having a romantic meal with my Hubby to just sit and talk about things, even if some of it was about Christmas and all of the things we had planned.

We had a lovely evening together, thank you DOMU and VonShef for making it that little bit more special.

 

*I was kindly sent items from DOMU in exchange for this collaboration.*

Christmas gifts for children 2019

Christmas is coming and the children’s toys are filling up the advertising on the TV, the toy catalogues in our house have got circles around lots of items that the children would like. I do love that the children are able to look through the books and choice items they like. What I don’t like so much is that the little one wants just about everything, which of course is just not possible.

Christmas gifts for Children

I thought I would put together some Christmas gifts for children 2019.

Christmas gifts for children 2019 – toys

Scoot this interactive little dog, is up there as a top pick for Christmas this year. Super cute and something that I think will get hours of play. Scoot will follow you around, just like a real pup. Scoot will wonder around, but when you clap your hands or call his name his will come straight back to you. Perfect little gift for your children this year.

scoot animagic

Colouramazing will keep the children busy all day! A box packed full of Jungle Animals to colour and bring to life. The box contains pens and 4 different activities, my daughter is craft mad so this will be perfect for any craft loving children.

 

Something to wear

I have the travel bug and really want get in as many holidays as possible over the next couple of years. Just about every holiday will involve flip flops, other than our lapland trip. So Havaianas are the top of my list for a practical gifts for this Christmas. Havaians have a wonderful range of children’s flip flops. I love Havaians they worth that extra bit of money for the comfort and the quality.

My daughter goes through so many pairs of leggings, it’s crazy. They get holes in, or covered in paint or wear out from over wearing. So these Love Leggings are wonderful and will get so much wear. The quality of these leggings is fabulous, plus they do not go see-through when climbing trees and doing gymnastics. We have found that the leggings are true to size and very comfy. We just about always have navy leggings as I think they go with everything.

love leggings

Stocking fillers

Santa always brings the Children a stocking full of little bits and there is always a chocolatey treat included in there. However this year I have been told that Santa is wanting to make children’s stockings a bit healthier by adding in yummy alternatives like the fruit bowl snacks! Santa is very clever.

healthy stocking fillers

I find stocking fillers for boys slightly difficult, but these cool Hangrees are brilliant fun. You make up slime and then fill up your favourite character and wait for them to poop!

Little gifts for babies

When my children were little they we used Doidycups and loved them. They are designed to used from around 3 months old, we still have them now. The Doidycups are designed to teach your children a more natural way to drink and also helps to stop them from overfeeding.

Doidy also make bowls, they are super flexible with a slant to help stop those spillages. The bowl is clearly designed with a suction pad to make sure it doesn’t move or get thrown on the floor when they have finished eating. Such a good idea.

I think Doidy items would make the perfect addition for babies stockings or for under the tree.

Teething is a big thing for babies and effects them all so differently. Bickiepegs are a natural teething biscuits that can be used from 6 months to help aid the pain of teething. Bickiepegs Finger Toothbrush & Gum Massager is another teething aid that you place on your finger for your baby to chew on. These make great little stocking fillers.

I always pop toiletries under the tree or in stockings, I like to buy gifts that are not just toys but something that will get used. All babies love Johnson’s baby products, I have used them on my children for years, and this box will be the perfect little gift for Christmas.

I hope have found something that your little ones would love this year. There are so many wonderful products on the market at the moment.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

 

*I was send these products for inclusion within my gift guide.*

Christmas gifts for pets

We always buy Christmas gifts for pets in our house, do you? I was chatting with some friends and they either bought gifts or thought it was a silly thing to do and added expense at Christmas time. We have always bought gifts of our pets, my cat Millie has been part of my life for longer than my Hubby! She is about 16 years old now and I have always bought for her.

Christmas gifts

Our pets gifts get wrapped and go under the tree, so on Christmas morning they pets have gifts as well as everyone else. We normally get new toys, the dogs seem to brake more toys than the children so it’s always something they find under the tree, plus some treats. The cat is the same she loves a new ‘fish on a stick’  style toy and some treats.

Have a little look at the items I have been sent for my pets this year.

Christmas gifts for my Dogs

Soft toys are always popular with our dogs, they love to carry them around all of the time, if it is not a toy them it’s a slipper! Which drives me crazy because they take them outside in the rain and never bring them back.

These Webbox festive items are actually lovely and will not brake the bank this year starting at just £3. Webbox items are really good quality we have had them for our boys before.

What dogs doesn’t love a ball? Mine love a ball, they play with them in the house, in the garden and out on walks. Taking we take a ball out on dog walks as much as we make sure we have treats and poo bags.

These are Chuckit balls, they are designed for dogs, which is great for us because my boys because they destroy balls all of the time or they loose them! Chuckit balls are made from a harder plastic so they are not as breakable.

Christmas gifts for our cat

Our cat Millie is a house cat, who spends most of her time upstairs. She now favours my 10 year old sons bedroom, she sleeps with him and loves him. So having new toys for her at Christmas is fun both both of them.

Webbox have these festive goodies for cats, the little teaser wand and twin feather balls. I actually love the bright colours, although I’m not sure if the purple is very festive but I guess they will last for longer than the Christmas period.

christmas toys for cats

Tasty Christmas treats for pets

We all love a treat, so why wouldn’t our pets. Webbox have a great range of Christmas themed treats for you pets this year.

I hope you find something fun for the furry member of your family, this Christmas.

Happy Christmas.

*The items in the post have been sent for inclusion.*