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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.*

Very birthday girl needs Bunch O Balloons!

My little girl has just turned 6 years old. How did that happen? She’s a joy to be around, she also thinks she rules the roast and has a fire cracker personality that is loved by everyone who knows her.

pink balloons and birthday cake

What does every 6 year old girl want, other than a mobile phone….. which she is NOT getting until she turns 11! Well Unicorns and makeup of course. I have to say that make up wasn’t something I planned on buying my 6 year old daughter however, it saves her attacking my makeup. She has developed the taste of my pricey Charlotte Tilbury items not the cheapy items I have, oh not she goes straight for the Tilbury. So I caved in a bought her her own set of make up! Oh the poor carpet…..

bunch o balloons gift box

To help me out this year with the unicorn items, Zuru sent me some items to help celebrate her 6th birthday! Within the parcel was their brand me Bunch O Balloons and Party Pump, also with a Pets Alive Magical Unicorn and 12 5 Surprise Unicorns.

Bunch O Balloons Review

When I opened up our gift box from Zuru, I was intrigued to see what the lasts party must haves really were and how they worked.

bunch o balloons how to use

Opening up the Bunch O Balloons pump box, I was pleased to see the instructions were on the back of the box and even more pleased to see how simple it is to use. You just don’t need something complicated to use when setting up a child’s birthday party. I mean its always a stress getting everything ready so finding something as simple to use as Bunch O Balloons is really going to speed up the whole process.

Inflating Bunch O Balloons

I read the instructions and I thought I would have a try blowing up just one bunch of balloons to start with, just to make sure I knew what I was doing…. haha!

bunch o balloons instructions

I really didn’t need to worry, its a very simple process. Pugging in the pump, twisted the top round so the one bunch was over the inflate here sticker, added the stem for the bunch. Just make sure you have the stem in correctly so it’s nice and tight, so when the pump switches on it doesn’t come away.

bunch o balloons inflating

Once in correctly just switch it on and watch your balloons start to inflate. So simple! Within a few seconds you have a bunch of 8 balloons ready for the party. You can add up to 5 stems at one time which is 40 balloons.

After they are inflated, you switch off the pump and remove them stem. They self seal so you have no worries about them deflating. You can then leave it bunch together or slowly pull them apart so you have 8 separate balloons, on long flexible tubes that you can tie to chairs or hang from the ceiling, whatever you want really.

bunch o balloon pump and attachments

The pump that comes with your start up kit also has various other adapters so you could use helium if you wanted to. Or your could use it for the paddling pool for the summer, camp bed or anything else you need to pump up. I have now stored it in the dresser so it’s accessible rather than in the loft with the electric pump.

5 surprise unicorn squad

As the balloons come apart it means you can give them out to children at the end of the party, a lovely little addition to the 5 Surprise Unicorn goodie bag I added to paper party bags for the girlies.

Happiness is Balloons and Unicorns!

bunch o balloons inflated

I’m really impressed with the Bunch O Balloons and I was surprised to see the re-fill packs on offer for only £4.99, which makes then super affordable for everyone.

Thank you so much Zuru for sending out Bunch O Balls, Alive Pets Unicorn and the 5 surprise balls to help make my daughters birthday one to remember.