Christmas is fast approaching, it’s only 26 days until the big day itself (did anyone else just break out in a cold sweat?!), so I wanted to spread a little Christmas cheer and give you guys a heads up on my top Christmas must-haves! I plan to write a couple of blogs including my top Christmas toys and Christmas gifts from small businesses. Tonight’s gift guide is all about the toys, so if you’re struggling with ideas on what to get your little ones for Christmas, fear not, I’ve got it covered!
Junior Chicco Next 2 You Crib
The Junior Chicco Next 2 You Crib from WowWow Toys https://wowowtoys.co.uk makes the perfect gift. It’s compact, easily packs away and it’s just like the grown up version. Your little ones can rest assured that their favourite dolls are sleeping peacefully next to them. My Daughter Flo is obsessed with playing with her babies and without fail, she plays with her Junior Chicco Next 2 You Crib everyday. If you are expecting baby number 2, this would also make a great big Sister or Brother gift. The Junior Chicco Next 2 You Crib is currently on offer for just £19.99.
Reduce screen time and encourage your little ones to use their imaginations with this amazing Tonieboxes. This audio player is very robust, portable, it comes in lots of lovely bright colours and there are so many Tonies to choose from including Frozen, Finding Nemo, Peppa Pig, Spot the Dog, Stick Man, The Gruffalo and so many more. Simply pop your Tonie on top of your Toniebox and listen to it play, it is so easy to use and it’s perfect for small hands. From music to stories, the possibilities are endless, you can currently get 15% off and pick up a Toniebox Starter Set for just £59.45 from https://tonies.com/en-gb/toniebox/
Little Brian Face Paint Sticks
There are so many amazing Little Brian Paint Sticks products that would make perfect Christmas presents, but one of my favourite is their Little Brian Face Paint Sticks, 24 pack. It’s great for imaginative play, my Daughters love having their face painted. These Face Paint Sticks are so easy to use, they are mess and faff free, they are non toxic and fine on sensitive skin, they don’t rub off easily and it wipes off by using a wet wipe or flannel. The new 24 pack includes a brush so that you can perfect those finishing touches and a how to booklet giving you 12 designs to try at home. Little Brian Face Paint Sticks, 24 pack costs £19.99 and is available from https://www.very.co.uk/little-brian-little-brian-face-paint-sticks-assorted-24-pack/1600497601.prd
Tiny Treasures Holly Doll
If your little one is obsessed with dolls, you seriously need to consider adding Tiny Treasures Holly Doll to your Christmas list. She’s limited edition, so realistic, she weighs just like a newborn weighing 2lbs 10oz and she even smells like a newborn. I love the packaging, this Holly Doll comes in a car seat style package with real straps, she also wears a hospital bracelet and she comes with a birth certificate. The Tiny Treasures Holly Doll wears a beautiful red velvet dress with bow detail, matching headband, glitzy red shoes and white tights.
Flo is actually in love with her doll and she sleeps with her most nights. The Tiny Treasures Holly Doll costs £45 and is available from Argos https://www.argos.co.uk/brands/tiny-treasures It’s a seriously great quality doll that will last and be loved for many Christmases to come.
Don’t Upset the Llama
This is hands down one of the funniest games that I’ve ever played with the girls. It is so much fun, fast paced and you get to squirt your family members in the face with water, if that’s not a dream come true I don’t know what is! Roll the dice, pick a card, spot a horn or water squirt and be the first to grab the Llama water pistol to squirt one of the players in the face! This game will have you on the edge of your seat, costs £12.99 and is available from https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tactic-55882-Upset-Llama-Multi/dp/B07QRB5ZZP
Mystic Mermaid Set by Planet Mermaid
What little girl (or woman) doesn’t want to be a Mermaid?! The Mystic Mermaid sets by Planet Mermaid really will make a Mermaid lover’s dreams come true. There are so many different colours and styles to choose from and you can actually swim with them in the water (if capabilities allowed). A beginners Mermaid Tail set includes tail, top, briefs and monofin, it costs £84.99 and it’s available from https://www.planetmermaid.com
Let’s Learn Count and Spell Reversible Magnetic Board Set
This Let’s Learn Count and Spell Reversible Magnetic Board Set by Jaques of London would make a perfect Christmas present. It’s hands on, educational and gives endless fun! On one side your little ones can embrace their inner Picasso and draw on the chalkboard and the other side an magnetic, whiteboard that you can stick the letters and numbers on as well as practicing writing with the marker provided! Let’s Learn Count and Spell Reversible Magnetic Board Set costs just £11.99 and it’s available from https://www.jaqueslondon.co.uk/products/magnetic-drawing-board-puzzle-game?_pos=1&_sid=9f281a226&_ss=r
Nativity Set by BigJigs Toys
This beautiful wooden Nativity Set really would make a perfect Christmas present. Teach your little ones the true meaning of Christmas and let their imaginations run wild. This Nativity Set is so beautifully made, it’s sturdy and easy to build and pack away and it’s the kind of toy that you can bring out each Christmas and pass down generations. The BigJigs Toys costs £33.49 and is available from https://www.bigjigstoys.co.uk/nativity-set
Y Glider NUA
This Y Glider NUA scooter by Yvolution is hands down one of the best scooters that we have tried. it literally glides when you ride, it’s really sturdy and the wide board makes it easy to balance. The LED front wheels improves visibility in the dark, it’s lightweight and easily folds and it also comes with an accessory slot for wall hanging which is a brilliant storage hack. The Y Glider NUA is suitable for children aged 3-10 years olds and it would make a perfect Christmas present, it currently costs £76.49 from https://www.yvolution.com/uk_en_yv/y-glider-nua.html
I am so impressed with the quality of the Lori Dolls range considering their low price! The girls absolutely love their Lori Dolls and Horses, they are fast becoming the girls favourite toys. The mini dolls are sturdy, they have soft bodies and you can move their arms and legs, they also come with their own accessories and cute outfit. Accessories include beautiful horses, which are plastic, sturdy and they come with their own accessories too, Dolls Houses & furniture, travel playsets and lots of outfits.
Prices for the Lori Dolls start from just £8.95, which is an absolute bargain and if you use code MAMADOIT15 you’ll get an extra 15% off, you are welcome!
Handmade Magnetic Toys
These beautiful, handmade, magnetic wooden toys by Esnaf Toys are the perfect toys for busy hands. They are non-toxic, great for problem solving, fine motor skills and imaginative play. There are lots of lovely designs to choose from and they have just launched their Dinosaur range! We originally got our Esnaf Toys in the summer and we regularly get them out, the girls absolutely love playing with theirs. Esnaf Toys start from €24 and they are available from https://esnaftoys.com/bg-bg/category/filter/animal-kingdom-320318888568946696/
Meet the Mama
Hi, I’m Mandy! I’m a full time Mum, parent and lifestyle blogger based in Tunbridge Wells. My muse is my two little divas; Bella who is 4 years old & Flo who is 2 years old.Learn more