Last week I brought you our food and drink Christmas gift guide and today I will be bringing you a selection of brilliant Advent calendars; not just for kids but for grown ups too! There are so many Advent calendars out there to choose from nowadays and I always love that time of year, the kids happily rush downstairs each morning to open yet another door. I had a Yankee Candle Advent calendar last year and it was such a treat for me.
November is here and that means I can start talking about Christmas! Yippee! All the family birthday’s are over for another year so I can relax and start thinking about what I am going to be buying for Christmas this year.
As soon as I think of Christmas I think of food & drink; is that just me or is everyone the same? It’s the time of year when we get to be a bit more luxurious with our food and drink choices and I always love to buy food and drink gifts too.
So without further ado I bring you my food and drink Christmas gift guide…
I’d been looking for the perfect personalised Christmas sacks for the kids for a while so was overjoyed when Izabela Peters got in touch a few weeks ago to see if we would like to review theirs. The hardest part for me was choosing the designs as they have so many different options but I finally decided upon the vintage white deer on red for Bugs and the vintage white deer on blue for Boo.
I was so excited to get to choose something from the Christmas gifts range over at The Handpicked Collection. Their website is FULL of absolutely gorgeous things and it was so hard to decide but eventually I decided on this amazing Children’s Art File & Frame! If you know me then you will know I have a daughter who LOVES to draw and I am always struggling to find places to keep/display her work. This art frame is amazing…
The frames displays three A4 pieces of art and you can also store lots of others behind. I would highly recommend this frame to anyone with kids, it’s a brilliant way to display their art! Boo is so proud to see her work framed and on the wall and being able to change them round really easily is a bonus!
You can buy this for just £24.95 for this triple frame or you can get a single one for £14.95 or a double for £19.95. I need one in every room now! There is no better piece of art then my kids art!
Here are a few things I will be putting on my wish list for Christmas this year…
As I said at the beginning The Handpicked Collection is full of amazing gifts for everyone you can think of, head over and have a look round 🙂
The lovely people behind Wonderous Ink sent Boo & Bugs one of their beautiful personalised books each a couple of weeks a go.
Every book is hand-crafted to be unique to each child. Every letter of the child’s name makes up a part of their story.
They’ll be amazed as they enter their very own Wonderous World and discover what makes them so special.
We are absolutely over the moon with these books, they follow a wonderful story based on your child’s name, the letters of their name determine the story and at the end of the book if they haven’t realised this throughout the story they will do so at the end.
I love anything that builds my children up and makes them feel wonderful. So these books get a massive thumbs up from us!
The illustrations are beautiful and they are printed on lovely thick paper giving them a very high quality feel.
The books are 26cm x 23cm and printed on high quality, thick paper. They are suitable for children from 0 to 8 years old and are £19.99 including p&p delivered within 15 days of placing your order. They will make a wonderful Christmas gift 🙂
Our books are a great standalone gift….but that’s not all they are. Each book comes with a personal invitation key that the child can use to unlock their very own Wonderous World online and continue their story.
For more information about the books go to… https://www.wonderousink.com
You can also find Wonderous Ink on Twitter & Facebook so why not pop over and follow them 🙂
I was approached recently to see if I would like to review a gift from Personalised Bottles and with Lero’s 18th birthday last week it couldn’t have been a more perfect time!
All you need to do is choose your gift, you can then choose your label and message. It was delivered to me the next day in a gift box with free Lindt chocolates! This gift would cost from £31.00 (delivered) depending on what label you choose.
“At one time, most of my friends could hear the bell, but as years passed, it fell silent for all of them. Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound. Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me, as it does for all who truly believe.”
The Polar Express Blu-Ray Disc is available to buy on Amazon for just £8.99, The Polar Express 3D version is just £14.99 and the DVD is £9.47 – A really great film that every family should have in their collection :O)
* Warner Bros. sent us The Polar Express on Blu-Ray for the purpose of this review.
- As Good As New
- Dancing Queen
- Does Your Mother Know
- Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
- Head Over Heels
- Hole In Your Soul
- Honey, Honey
- I’m A Marionette
- I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do
- If It Wasn’t For The Nights
- Knowing Me, Knowing You
- Lay All Your Love On Me
- Mamma Mia
- Money, Money, Money
- People Need Love
- Summer Night City
- Super Trouper
- Take A Chance On Me
- The Winner Takes It All
- When I Kissed The Teacher
What We Think –
The ABBA You Can Dance Wii game is going to be a HUGE hit with ABBA fans this Christmas! Not only can you dance along to your favourite track’s but you can sing along with them too! We are lucky enough to already have a microphone (there would have been some disappointment if we hadn’t) You don’t need a microphone for the whole game just for the sing along part! There is lots of fun to be had with the dancing and the lyrics appear along the bottom of the screen so you can sing a long to those but it is great to be able to get the microphone out and sing badly along ;O) Everyone knows the ABBA songs so this is going to be great over Christmas when friends come round for a few drinks!
The moves are easy to follow (well there are a few tricky ones but that’s the fun of it) and the menu’s are easy to follow! Not sure this is one for the kids really but more for us crazy grown ups who are dying to go back to our teens again! Lero my 15 yr old absolutely LOVES it! He’s very into singing and dancing and LOVES ABBA so it is great for him; but Boo my 5 yr old hasn’t got a clue who ABBA are and has never heard the songs before! But I think ABBA are timeless and she’ll pick them up in no time! She doesn’t care anyway she just loves to dance along!! Really great game!! LOVE it :O)
You can pick a copy of ABBA You Can Dance up at Amazon for the bargain price of £17.99! Put it in someones stocking this year and have a ball ;O)
ABBA You Can Dance published by Ubisoft®
* We received a copy of this game for the purpose of this review.