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8.11.20

Christmas Gift Guide for Kids 2020

Christmas might be looking a little different for most people this year (thanks COVID!) but one thing that hasn’t changed is the blog feature that I look forward to every single year…GIFT GUIDES! If you’ve been around for a while, then you will know that I tend to do a couple of different gift guides that I try to ram full of idea for gifts for all the family. Some of the items may have been sent to me for inclusion this is guide (don’t worry…I’ll make sure I tell you which ones they are) but I will always include gifts in my guides that I think would be the perfect addition under the Christmas tree this year.


First out of the gates for this year’s posts is my Gift Guide for Kids because, for me, this is who Christmas is all about. It’s about the magic and the warm fuzzies that come from seeing your little one get something, no matter how big or small, that you know they have wished and hoped for. So, sit back, grab yourself a hot chocolate and a gingerbread man and let’s get Christmassy!!!

Christmas Gift Guide for Adults 2020

 ‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….’

Well, maybe not yet but if you are anything like me then you like to get your shopping done early so come December you can just enjoy the month rather than stressing. I have also found that this year I’ve been shopping earlier thanks to lockdown and the uncertainty of what’s going to be happening in December, so I’d rather have my shopping done and dusted rather than panicking. So here I am with the sequel to my Gift Guide for Kids… my Christmas Gift guide for adults.



This year I decided to do things a little differently with my guides as I am putting the stuff for ‘him’ and the stuff for ‘her’ in the same guide. I have done this for a few reasons but the main one is because who am I to decide if a gift is more suited for a man or a woman??? So, with that in mind, here is my gift guide filled with things that I think would make a great gift for any adult this Christmas.

28.10.20

Peppa Pig Shopping Centre | Review 

NOTE: This item was sent to us for the purpose of this review but all opinions are honest and our own. 


In the lead up to Christmas there are always some great toy releases and recently we were sent something that is sure to be at the top of any little Peppa Pig fans Christmas list!



Now I'm sure you've seen before that my 2 year old is a Peppa Pig nut! He literally eats , sleeps and breathes Peppa and out of all the ridiculous amount of Peppa Pig toys he has, I can honestly say that this new is his most played with and his go to. Introducing the Peppa Pig Shopping Centre Playset. 



There is so much for your little one to play with in this set. The shopping centre itself is big enough for your little one to not get bored quickly but it is still light enough to allow them to pick it up and move it around if they want. There are two floors to the shopping centre with different shops on each level. The set comes with 2 little trolleys, a couple of little product display stands, 2 tills and a table for the food court. Smidge loves using his imagination and taking Peppa and her family shopping and I love it because anything that encourages him to use and expand that little mind of his is a winner with me! 



There is also a fully working lift inside this shopping centre which Smidge loves to play with. You pop Peppa in the lift and then push a button to transport her up to the second floor. Smidges favourite part of this toy though is the working microphone and sound box! At the top of the shopping centre there is a detachable purple box with comes with a microphone that acts like a little announcer (think "clean up in aisle 3" type thing) and also some buttons that when pressed play music and a till noise. From a parents point of view, this sound box is great as it's not too loud and the sounds only play for a few seconds so it's not super annoying like some electrical toys! 




This Peppa Pig Shopping Centre playset is available from Argos for just £40 which is a great price in my opinion because of the hours of fun that it has brought Smidge! 

22.10.20

Half Term Baking with Nadyia's Deluxe Baking Set | Ad - Review

 AD - This item was sent to us for the purpose of this review but all opinions are honest and my own. 

My kids LOVE to get in the kitchen. When Pickle was younger we used to go to some amazing cooking classes together and I really wanted to take Smidge when he was old enough but COVID has put a halt to that. So for now I just have to make do with finding recipes and getting creative in our own kitchen. 

Baking is my personal favourite thing to do with the boys so when the opportunity came up for us to try out some new baking goodies I jumped at the chance! 



Nadyia Hussain from Bake Off has recently created and released some cooking and baking sets for kids and I was so impressed by them! We were very kindly sent her Deluxe Baking Set which I will talk about more in a second but she also has a simple baking set and a savoury cooking set that I am very eager to try, both of which are available from Smyths Toys Superstore. 

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