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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.*

4 Deal Breakers To Watch Out For In New Relationships

When we are looking for a partner, we tend to focus on the things that we want in a relationship. But sometimes, it’s more important to think about the things that we don’t want. Everybody has their relationship deal breakers and it’s important that you pick up on these things early on so you don’t pursue relationships with people that you cannot form a good relationship with. These are some of the biggest relationship deal breakers to watch out for.

unhappy couple

Difference In Values

When dating, it’s a good idea to look for people with shared interests so you have something to talk about. But as the relationship progresses, it’s shared values, not shared interests that you have to consider. If your culture or religion are very important to you, for example, and your partner’s values don’t add up with that, it can cause big problems down the line. In some cases, it may be worthwhile using dating sites like arab lounge that match people based on country and culture, so you can avoid dating people that have completely different values to you. You don’t always have to agree on everything, but your core values do need to line up and if they don’t, that’s a deal breaker. 

Lack Of Commitment

Commitment is important when you are dating somebody and you need to find somebody that is looking for the same things that you are. That doesn’t mean that you should start asking about marriage on a first date but if you want to settle down and they don’t, it’s not going to work. It may not seem like a big issue early on but what happens if you want to move in together and they don’t? You can’t wait around and hope that they’ll change their mind and decide to commit. If they don’t want the same things as you in a relationship, that is usually a deal breaker. 

Controlling Behaviour

Controlling behaviour in a relationship is a big red flag, and if you continue with the relationship, it will only get worse. If somebody is asking where you are all the time or asking to check your phone because they don’t trust you, that’s a bad sign. In a lot of cases, partners that are suspicious about cheating are projecting onto you because they have been unfaithful. This behaviour starts out small and if you notice it, you should speak with them right away. If it continues, you need to break the relationship off right away. 

Lack Of Physical Attraction

Sex isn’t everything, but it is an important part of a relationship. A lot of people continue a relationship with a partner because they get on really well, even though there is no attraction there. In some cases, you can build that attraction and still have a healthy sex life, but if it just isn’t happening, it may not be a good idea to pursue the relationship. 

When you are in a new relationship, you should look out for these deal breakers so you don’t waste any more time pursuing a relationship that will not work out.