I do T know about anyone else but bath times for us are a highlight of the day and have always been a little crazy, with lights, glow sticks and most recently these awesome zimpli baff bombz – this multi pack contains three different varieties – one of many awesome prizes we’re featuring this festive period so make sure to check out out other giveaways!
Another awesome arts and crafts prize for the Amazing Advent 2021 – this time from Melissa and Doug and with a Dino theme – one of many awesome prizes we’re featuring this festive period so make sure to check out out other giveaways!
Painting by numbers has been updated for kids – as Ravensburger Toys have given this ever popular art project a new lease of life. The Creart sets are available in many different beautiful scenes and animal prints and I have two in the amazing advent for 2021 – the Koala and the Polar Bear.
Each kit contains everything you need, including a frame for your finished work of art! All of the colours in numbered pots and a palette to hold them, a paint brush, a durable high quality canvas with an easy to follow guide sheet and of course glitter for your finished masterpiece which will be 24x18cm.
These are one of our most reached for construction toys, Arlo loves them and I’m really excited that the newer boxes available feature improved designs – the storage boxes for the pieces are now made from a more durable and fully recycled plastic which is great for storage. In fact the plastic used in the rods, panels and bases is recycled.
Geomags are unlike any other magnetic toy on the market in that the balls are not magnetic, it’s the “sticks” which have the magnets and so you can get really creative with construction, especially with the rainbow coloured pieces in the box. Aimed at age 5+ due to small parts these are a Xmas wish list essential for 2021.
This is the big one – I’m absolutely delighted to be squeezing on one more festive giveaway this year – 2021 is the gift which keeps on giving and this prize bundle is one which would be the icing on the cake to end the year on a high with a prize bundle worth £1000, featuring £400 in cash and a £600 prize bundle from our sponsors. I couldn’t have done this without the support of the blogging community.
It’s been such an awesome year for us and looking back I can’t quite believe we managed to cram so much fun in to the year when we spent the first few months in a lockdown but right now with only thirty sleeps until Christmas I can confidently say that this year has been one of the best years I have ever had and I truly hope that this prize reaches someone to make this year extra special! Good luck to all!
Make sure to check out the other Bloggers that are taking part in this incredible giveaway. And read on to find out how you could win this mammoth prize!
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If anything makes Christmas complete it’s got to be the food. I love preparing all sorts of delicious treats for family and friends as they visit our home and as the “hostess with the mostest” I love to make sure there’s lots of festive details. These wooden boards caught my eye as I browsed through magazines for new bits and pieces for my kitchen and I instantly imagined presenting all sorts on these boards.
These serving boards from the In the Forest range at Mason Cash are ideal, and I love these because the detail isn’t too festive so it means these boards can be used throughout the year. I like to pop mine up on the kitchen side so that they add a decorative touch even when not in use. I’ve used the round one for cheese and the longer one made the perfect board to place in the centre of my table for condiments.
Both of these boards have also been useful for serving cakes and there will no doubt be plenty more of these to come over the next few weeks. The bamboo boards themselves are 15mm thick and are etched with designs inspired by folk tales from the mid 19th century. I feel they really work well in my traditionally decorated kitchen but would also not look out of place in a hygge or more modern style, especially throughout December. The long board is 450mm x 160 mum and the round board comes in at 320mm in diameter.
I’m delighted to be able to share one of each of these boards with you as festive prizes in my Amazing Advent giveaway for two lucky readers. Tap below to enter.
Handmade gifts for someone you know or for yourself are simply the best gifts. I’ve said it once and I’ll continue to say it because I love supporting small home grown businesses. Cockles and Heart are based in Devon (one of our favourite places in the world) and each candle is hand poured and individually decorated with herbs and botanicals.
As soon as my package arrived I could smell something beautiful and I noticed that as I unwrapped each candle tin from its tissue that dried petals fell in to my lap – such a beautiful little touch to include. I really appreciate it when such attention to detail is taken, and it makes me feel confident in ordering products to be delivered straight to my friends and family who will enjoy the unboxing experience just as much as if I had wrapped their gifts myself.
Anyway… I digress. Inside my parcel I received two of the four options for essential oil candle tins. Admittedly these aren’t fragrances I would have chosen myself by name but I was pleasantly surprised with the starry nights frankincense and bergamot blend in particular. It’s with a burn time of 25 hours plus this is filling my home with the most glorious fragrance which is perfect for this time of year.
All of these candle tins are available in 100ml and 250ml sizes and contain pure essential oils with a perfect blend of U.K. sourced extra virgin beeswax, coconut and rapeseed with a pure cotton / linen wick. The tin is reusable / recyclable and the lid contains clear PET which is recyclable.
If you can’t wait or need these candles in your life NOW, you can shop on the Cockles and Heart website – the team are kindly offering one of you the opportunity to win this beautiful gift of an essential oil candle tin just in time for Christmas
Arlo has been obsessed with Ryder and the paw patrollers for such a long time that it feels like we have every single toy car and puppy that has ever existed. They’re our most reached for toys yet somehow on every birthday and Christmas wish list they’re always right there at the top. I was so excited to receive a little bundle of educational Paw Patrol toys and of course Arlo recognised the logo and branding immediately so was keen to tear in to the packaging.
You will know from our Instagram that we create all manner of fun activities from car wash tuff trays to sand pit construction sites and beyond, all with an educational purpose and now Arlo has turned four and started school we have begun with the phonics and numbers in earnest. He wants to count and point out letters on everything from car number plates to cereal box packaging and beyond so this Paw Patrol count with Marshall toy set is ideal. Available from Amazon at £20.99 this set includes ten numbered coins each featuring a character – including Chickoletta!
This toy has two modes – you can choose colours or numbers and Marshall asks you to feed him a coin of his choosing and showers you with praise when you choose the right coin. This toy is battery powered and hurrah…. The batteries are included so this is a toy which can be played with as soon as it is unwrapped.
The modes are easily selected using a switch and my favourite feature is the little storage space in the back of this toy which has just enough space to store each of the ten coins away safely. I have noticed Arlo has reached for this toy independently and not only does he enjoy the counting activities, but he’s invented his own play and pretends that Marshall is a shop keeper and that he is paying with coins as he is very interested in cash transactions at the moment. One good thing about Paw Patrol is that all the episodes seem to include positive tales which involve communities and team work which is great for inspiring imaginary play at home.
PAW Patrol Smart Phone (SRP £11.49) Available from Amazon
You can use this Paw Patrol Smart Phone to call Ryder and the Pups – and to learn about colours, numbers and much more. There are four activities to explore, call up 10 different characters and say “Hi” by pressing each of the buttons.
There’s lots of interactive fun developing memory, concentration and communication, Arlo knows exactly which buttons to press to hear the voices of his favourite characters and corrects me when I tease him and get them all mixed up.
Like the Count with Marshall toy, this also supports colour and number recognition and focuses his attention. This is the kind of toy you can give a toddler to hold and play with in a supermarket trolley or whilst waiting for food in a restaurant. It encourages little ones to follow instructions and Helps hand-eye coordination with simple instructive tasks and again inspires imaginative play – Arlo pretends that he’s getting a call from Ryder and then rushes off around the house to find the characters and gather them to solve a typical Adventure Bay problem.
I am delighted to be able to also share with you the opportunity to win Paw Patrol Ryders Alphabet Tablet as part of my festive giveaway – tap the image below to win.
Ryder lights up and asks the child to find a letter, or an object, or to identify the first letter of a particular word. This develops skills like letter and early word recognition, listening and understanding, plus responding to questions.
• Encourages learning about letters, phonetic sounds and words
• Touch-sensitive screen makes exploration fun and easy to follow
• Helps with early recognition of the alphabet and spelling out simple words based on everyday objects and characters from PAW Patrol adventures
• Builds communication skills and encourages hand-eye co-ordination
Toys provided by Trends U.K. for the purposes of review and the giveaway
Big potato games sent me across this hilarious new game to try out – based on the cult classic movie “Mean Girls” it’s the ideal game to bring out when you’re having a girls night in.
Inside the box are 100 cards, 7 cardboard mats, 2 answer pads and 1 score sheet. The idea is that you tear a page from the burn book and take it in turns to answer scandalous questions about each other. Then at the end of the round each player gets to pick an answer to reveal… and if you wrote it then you have to come clean in front of everyone.
Big potato games have kindly provided me with a Mean Girls Party Game to include in my Amazing Advent and so you could win this to take to your next girls night out, or maybe it could be the perfect Christmas gift you’re looking for, for a daughter or friend?