Christmas Gift Guide - For Children

This week I've been uploading my annual Christmas Gift Guides, the Men's gift guide on Tuesday and my Ladies gift guide on Wednesday. Today it's all about the kids, and I think I had more fun sourcing ideas for this one than all the rest of the gift guides put together. Being a Mummy blogger I can't help but be a little bit of a geek when it comes to children's toys, and to feel just as excited as them when a new toy arrives to review! My Christmas gift guides for children has filled to the brim of fantastic choices for your little ones this Christmas.

Learning Resources Alphabet Acorns Activity Set - £29.15
My favourite type of toys has got to be learning toys, ones that are so fun that your child doesn't even know it! This is just one of those, a fun and challenging matching game gives children multiple ways to learn and play. With the Alphabet Acorns Activity set, children can match uppercase and lowercase letters as they put the acorns together, plus play hide-and-seek by finding a surprise inside each acorn. The object they find begins with the letter sound on the acorn. Colours correspond to letters, and little learners can even practice making words, learning their ABCs, beginning sounds, and more!

Hape Chef's Choice - £21.49
I'm also a big fan of wooden toys and Hape is a go-to brand when I'm looking for something new. Within the Chef's Choice set from Hape is a collection of tasty wooden food items to inspire your little cook. It includes bread, cheese, vegetables, eggs, cutting board, and a child-safe knife. Wooden toys help stimulate imagination and creativity, as well as encouraging role play. Suitable for children from three years.

Hape Dessert Tower - £24.99
If you have already have the Chef's choice set which I've mentioned above, your little one will be able to make you a savoury lunch and then present you with lots of lovely treat from Hape Dessert Tower for your pudding! It's great for role play and really sparks the imagination, encouraging them to use it with the simplicity of the toy. It includes nine sweet treats and the cake stand. Another wonderful product from one of our favourite brands, Hape.

Orchard Toys Cheeky Monkeys - £9.50
This is a fun game of chance for all the family, perfect for playing at Christmas! There's no hanging about in this fast-paced game called Cheeky Monkeys. Players battle to collect and count the most bananas but watch out for other players trying to steal them, uh oh! Players must make strategic decisions by choosing whether to play it safe after their first turn or spin the spinner to either collect or risk losing more bananas! It's not only a fun game to play but also helps develop hand-eye coordination and number and counting skills and so on.
Fingerlings Monkey - £14.99
Fingerlings are interactive pets that respond to sound, motion & touch and let you know when they like something or not. Right side up or upside-down, they love to monkey-around! You can pet them to sleep or make a loud noise and watch them get giddy and excited! They are so loving, if you blow them kiss, they'll kiss you back! You’ll fall in love with these sweet and sometimes silly critters with their adorable blinking eyes, head turns, soft hair, curly hanging tail, and Happy monkey sounds. Fingerlings baby monkeys are available in a variety of colors including white, black, Pink, purple, blue, and turquoise. We are lucky enough to have a Fingerling and I couldn't recommend one enough, they are awesome!

Peppa Pig Campervan Alphaphonic Board - £21.99
I don't know many kids that don't love Peppa Pig and my kids are no exception. Learn about the alphabet, spelling, phonics & word recognition with the Peppa Alphaphonics Campervan Electronic Toy. There are 8 games including, Try & spell? What's the letter? Find the letter? Copy Me? Alphabet letter keys light up. It features Peppa sounds and songs and they keys light up.

Disney Guess The Film Game - £24.99
Here's one for the Disney fans! It’s time to put your families Disney knowledge to the test with the Disney Guess The Film Game! Take turns rolling the dice and open the window with the corresponding colour to the die. Each coloured window reveals part of an image from an iconic Disney film, and it’s down to you to guess which film the image is from. If you guess correctly, you win a Mickey token! the first player to earn four Mickey tokens wins the game!

Woofy Whoops - £19.99
Woofy Whoops Game is a game that is guaranteed to have you and your family in stitches laughing this Christmas. Take turns to spin Woofy and whoever he lands on has to pat him according to how many times he barks. Pat him once, twice, three times, but if you’re unlucky enough to have the last pat, Woofy won’t be able to hold in his wee and the player will get sprayed with water! The best bit is that the app records the laugh out loud moment in slow motion, so you can watch back the moment you get ‘peed’ on, and share with family and friends.
Toddlebike2 - £23.95
The Toddlebike2 is a great gift for toddlers who are showing an interest in ride on's. It offers the same in-line wheel configuration which sets it apart from the traditional 'trike' or the next step of balance bike or pedals allowing Toddlers to transition easily from Toddlebike to balance bike and on to pedals seamlessly.Being compact and super lightweight means that it is easy to carry or hang from a buggy when not in use. Its convenience means that it's soon become second nature to use your Toddlebike for almost any journey building in healthy routines from the earliest possible stage.

Super Wings World Airport - £39.99
This is a large scale playset based on the Airport on the Super Wings TV show and promises to deliver hours of fun, with electronic sounds and lights plus lots of activities for kids to recreate their favourite Super Wings scenes and missions. Also included are mini-transforming characters Jett and Donnie that can attach and spin to circle the World Airport before coming into land. Load them into the elevator and lift them up to the control tower, then launch them down the ramp. Flip open the base compartments to reveal a rotating luggage carousel and a cargo scale.

Cars Piston Cup Race Game - £25.00
Lightning McQueen and Jackson Storm go head-to-head in the Disney Cars 3 Piston Cup Race Game. Rev your engines ready for the thrilling race! When the light goes green it's time to start pumping the electronic gas pedal to accelerate your car forward along the track. Be careful when the red light shows you should break, if you hit the gas pump on a red light you must move your car backward. Challenge your friends and family to a racing duel and the first to reach the end of the track is named the winner and claims the Piston Cup trophy.

Tumball Game - £19.99
Tumball is a skilled game that requires super calm nerves and a very steady hand. Those who play must try and balance their white beads on top of a cluster of coloured balls that are hanging in mid-air. The winner is the player that balances the most beads before the cluster breaks and the balls TUMBALL!
LOL Surprise Doll - £10.00
The world has gone surprise egg crazy and it's no wonder, they are so much fun! With the L.O.L Surprise Doll you get seven layers to unwrap! Inside there is a secret message sticker, a collectible sticker sheet, a water bottle charm, a pair of shoes, an outfit, an accessory, and a L.O.L. Surprise! doll with water surprise. Feed your doll with the water bottle to find out if she cries, spits, tinkles. Or bathe her in cold water to see if colour changes! The LOL doll is the best layer of surprise! Dress her in all of the accessories you've revealed.

Snow Queen Lottie Doll - £18.99
There are so many different Lottie dolls to choose from but Snow Queen Lottie had to make it onto my Christmas gift guide. Inspired by one of her favourite stories, Lottie decides to dress as a Snow Queen when she was in. All dressed up in a silver, sparkly mask and a magnificent ice blue and frosty white gown studded with silver snowflakes, she's read for the Masked Ball. 

Sylvanian Families Persian Cat Twins - £9.00
We absolutely adore Sylvanian Families, I think they've made it onto my gift guide every year now. Sylvanian Families Persian Cat Twins are a great addition to your Sylvanian Families Collection. The twin babies are cute as can be! Perfect for a child who already has a Sylvanian Family collection or for someone who is just starting out. A perfect little stocking filler for Christmas.

Sylvanian Families Squirrel Baby - £7.00
Another great addition to a Sylvanian Family collection is the Squirrel on Car Baby Carry Case. Complete with bright yellow togs, this little fella, spends his days exploring Sylvania one garden at a time. This set comes with a lovely carry case complete with handle, perfect if you want to transport your little Sylvanian, or perhaps just keep them safe.

Organix Christmas Selection Box - £2.99
If you want to gift a selection box with a difference this year and avoid the chocolate then the Organix Christmas Selection Box is a great alternative. It's filled with their top-selling snacks such as; mini gingerbread men, strawberry and apple gummies, raspberry and apple soft oaty bars, apple ad orange soft oaty bars, and the alphabet biscuits.

My Golden Ticket Book - £19.99
This is a personalised adventure from the amazing Wonderbly, themed on the wonderful world of Willy Wonka and his chocolate factory. This isn’t just a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with a child’s name popped randomly inside, that's not what Wonderbly is about. Every name gets a different story, including their own unique candy, Oompa Loompa song and Wonkafied family tree. No two adventures are the same, which makes it one amazing gift for Christmas.

Marvel Captain America Illumi-mate - £6.00
This Captain America night light makes a fabulous little stocking filler for all superhero fans. It's lightweight and portable which means it can be taken anywhere and everywhere. Its soft glow is bound to keep your little one calm and cosy and the bright character design adds a pop of colour to their room.

Num Noms Connie Confetti Illumi-mate - £8.99
Num Noms have taken the UK by storm lately so it's a delight to see this Connie Confetti Illumi-Mate Colour Changing Light. This colour changing LED light is perfect for bedside tables or for kids to take on holidays, camping or sleepovers. 
Bertie Bear and Personalised Christmas Stocking - £50.00
This handmade Christmas stocking set is made from luxurious velvet fabric and the outstanding quality will be enjoyed year after year. The beautiful embroidery of a name of your choice makes this a truly special gift, especially with the matching teddy bear.

I'll Love You For Ever - £10.99
I’ll Love You For Ever is the perfect picture book for both mums and dads to share with their little ones during the festive period. Travel through the seasons with Polar Bear and Cub as they discover the world and the wonders it brings. Although snow melts and leaves turn golden, a parent’s love will never change. A beautiful, picture book celebration of the eternal bond between a parent and their child. Filled with heartwarming illustrations from Sean Julian bring Owen Hart’s gentle, reassuring rhyming story to life.

One Cosy Christmas - £11.99
Little Hedgehog can’t wait to spend Christmas with his friends. But who’s eaten all the biscuits? Who’s that snoring at night? And why is Little Hedgehog’s hat missing? Is Christmas ruined, or can the friends make it perfect after all? One Cosy Christmas is a fabulously festive addition to the best-selling Little Hedgehog series with beautiful illustrations from Tina Macnaughton and soft fuzzy textures throughout, this is the perfect gift for Little Hedgehog fans this Christmas!
Haribo Selection Box- £3.87
This brand new Haribo Selection Box is the ideal gift for those that enjoy a tasty treat that includes their favourite gums and jellies. A stocking filler with a difference, and the ideal size for under the tree, this Christmas morning surprise includes eight mini bags of Haribo favourites including Starmix, Tangfastics, Super Mix, Goldbears and Happy Cola.

Haribo Starmix Tree Decoration - £1.00If you want an alternative to the traditional bauble to hang on your tree this year, look no further than this temptingly delicious decoration from Haribo. Inside you’ll find a 50g pack of Starmix to enjoy in the countdown to Christmas, a perfectly tasty treat to add to the festivities.

Haribo Giant Trees - £1.29Giant Strawbs have had a festive makeover! These tasty treats, which are suitable for vegetarians, now appear in the shape of a Christmas tree. Available in a 70g bag for you to enjoy on your own during the party season.

As mentioned in my previous gift guides, there's a lot of variety in my gift guides this year, for all budgets. Make sure to keep a lookout on the blog this week, as I'll be publishing further gift guides and keep an eye on my competition page as I'll be giving away quite a few items which I've included.

- This post contains PR samples.

Christmas Gift Guide - For Women

Yesterday I published my Christmas Gift Guide for Men and mentioned how difficult I found buying gifts for them. I don't know what it is about buying gifts for men, but I do struggle year upon year and it seems to get harder as they get older. Today however is all about the ladies and I can safely say that I never struggle in this department! I suppose it comes naturally when you are a woman, to buy gifts for the same gender? Half the time it's just like buying for yourself! So here we go, here are my Christmas suggestion for all the women out there.

Accessorize Lovelily Eau De Toilette - £19.00
Starting my gift guide off with one of my favourite types of gifts, perfume! Accessorize Lovelily opens with juicy top notes of raspberry and orange, invigorated with a zesty accord of bergamot. At its heart is Lily of the valley, combined with Jasmine work together to add a fresh and floral depth. Aromatic musks and sweet vanilla are united at the core. Such a beautiful scent at a great price!

Monsoon Amber & Frankincense Candle - £17.00
Give your home a warm, gorgeous glow with Monsoon's amber and frankincense fragranced candle, presented in a decorative glass jar. A wonderful gift idea. A lovely candle for the festive season and one which would make such a nice gift.

Ted Baker Metallic Trim Tote Bag - £160.00
This metallic trim tote bag is one of those accessories which is suitable for all year round. I find that the pale pink colour seems to come back in fashion year upon year and it's one of my favourite shades. There's currently an array of different handbags in the Ted Baker sale which means you can grab a bargain just in time for Christmas, the perfect excuse to treat yourself.

Lumie Bodyclock Iris - £160.00
The Lumie Bodyclock Iris offers a touch of luxury for ladies by combining aromatherapy with light therapy for the first time. Comes with twin chambers so you can easily switch between morning and evening essential oils. Bodyclock is the refreshing way to wake up. It's effective for healthy sleep, sports training, energy at work and is a useful complement to a light box in treating SAD.

Magnitone BareFaced - £89.99
Put an exclusive Magnitone BareFaced Shimmer Collection Cleansing Brush under the Christmas tree for all the beauty lovers that you know. This multi-award winning Daily Cleansing Brush will make your skin softer, brighter and beautifully conditioned thanks to Vibra-Sonic Technology that works deep into the skin to naturally sake impurities out of pores and boost micro-circulation. An all-natural energizing workout in just 60 seconds a day. The Shimmer Collection is available in a festive pink rose and serenity blue! 

Mr & Mrs Family Edition Game - £19.99

This Mr & Mrs board game is based on the hugely popular All Star Mr & Mrs hit ITV show, where players are challenged to answer in-depth and entertaining questions about their partner, friends or family members.  It has over 300 questions and is guaranteed to cause laughter, blushes, blank looks and a whole lot more! As you can imagine this would be the perfect game to play around the dinner table this Christmas!

Chambord Liqueur - £7.00

Inspired by a raspberry liqueur produced in France during the late 17th century, Chambord is an exotic elixir made from a plethora of ingredients that include raspberries, blackberries, Madagascan vanilla, Moroccan citrus peel, honey, and cognac. Delicious on its own or when used in cocktails such as the French Manhattan, Kir Imperial, Chambord Daiquiri and Chambord Royal Spritzer. Such a classy liqueur and look at that bottle, it's stunning!

Charnos Sparkle Spot Tights - £10.75

These Sparkle Spot tights by Charnos are the perfect tights to glam up for Christmas, whether it be under a plain jumper dress or a stunning little black dress. Made from 88% Polyamide, 11% Elastane and 1% Cotton and are 40 Denier you know you are buying the best when it comes to Charnos.

Two-Tone Heart Charm Pendant - £202.80
The modern-looking pendant from BlueNile is a great gift for someone important. With a heart shape charm made from 14k yellow gold, it is the perfect symbol of love and romance. A simple bezel-set diamond adds a touch of sparkle to the piece.

Skin Doctors Instant Facelift - £30.99
Skin Doctors Instant Facelift is a unique combination of Liftensyl, Argatensyl and Easylliance that provides for the significant lifting effect. These ingredients form a matrix at the surface of the skin and once dried they hold the skin taut, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It gives the appearance of a facelift without surgery. It instantly improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness that will last for the whole day. 

LQ Liquid Health Supplements - £29.99
LQ Skin, Hair & Nails is a daily 50ml liquid health supplement which contains 7000 mg of marine collagen, resveratrol, hyaluronic acid, N-acetyl-D-glucosamine, silicon, selenium and vitamins. This liquid supplement is scientifically formulated to help support and maintain healthy skin and promote healthy hair and stronger nails. The formulation is intended to help support hair and nail growth.

Ecotools Perfecting Blender Duo - £9.99
The Perfecting Blender Duo is designed with EcoFoam  Technology in two sizes and densities to create a camera-ready look.  The Large Base Blender is soft and flexible to create a light, buildable makeup application. The Mini Detail Blender is firmer for more precise and detailed coverage. The perfect stocking filler for all the beauty queens out there.

Babe Perfume - £24.99
Babe opens with a fresh burst of lavender, aldehydes, and hyacinth offering radiance and energy. A bouquet of exquisite and elegant flowers (rose, ylang, violet, orris, and lily) exhales vitality and colour. The endnote is a refined woody scent of warm sandalwood rounded by sensual solar accord, moss, and ambrette that leave on the skin a gracious and delightful trail.
Lily O'Brien's Petit Indulgence Collection - £12.00
Now Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a big box of chocolates and this selection from Lily O'Brien's is just the ticket. A scrumptious selection of our Petit recipes with a festive twist. Each box contains 20 chocolates including; Sticky Toffee, Simply Chocolate, Winter Orange, Mulled Wine, Le Crunch Chocolat and Praline Perfection.

Shearer Orange Pomander Diffuser - £12.00
We've had a candle so now it's time to mention my favourite diffuser from Purple Mill. Shearer “Couture Collection” combines both Spring and Winter fragrances creating a luxurious scent that indulges in radiant colours but has an aroma to suit any room at any time. This 100ml oil diffuser is practical way to fragrance any room.

Lemongrass & Mandarin Aromatherapy Bath Bombs - £2.95 each
The Aromatherapy Bath Bombs are smaller than the Jumbo Bath Bombs range, but they are just enough to make your bath perfectly relaxing. These bath bombs are handmade and contain pure essential oils blends that will give you the experience of a relaxing aromatherapy bath. With eight aromatherapy bath bombs to choose from and each in their own distinctive colour, my favourite being the Lemongrass & Mandarin. There's 10% off if you order more then any 3 Bath Bombs from Purple Mill. Following on from the bath bomb how about cute shower curtains too? It's a quite the unique Christmas gift and one which would really brighten a bathroom.

There's quite a variety of different ideas in my gift guides this year, a little something for all tastes and for all budgets. Keep a look out on the blog this week, as I'll be publishing further gift guides and make sure to check out my competition page as I'll be giving away quite a few items which I've included.

- This post contains PR samples. 

Christmas Gift Guide - For Men

Every year I struggle when it comes to buying gifts for men. My partner, my dad, my granddad, my uncle, and my brother are all impossible to buy for. Even my eldest nephew is becoming quite tricky too! In November when I put together my Christmas gift guides, my suggestions for men is always one that seems popular with my readers. It's also a great way to come up with a few ideas for myself. So here we go, here are my 2017 Christmas gift ideas for men.

Nextbase 312GW Dash Cam - £99.99
This is the dashcam solution for both new or experienced motorists alike. The device features inbuilt Wi-Fi, allowing you to download footage to a smartphone before easily sharing it with friends, family, an insurance firm or the police. After using the Wi-Fi to connect to an iOS or Android device, the Nextbase app becomes your personal mobile store for footage you want to keep and share. Whether that’s because of being involved in an accident, you were witness to somebody else being involved in an accident or there was something interesting captured by the dashcam. Market-leading due to its ease of use and connective capabilities, this dash cam reinforces Nextbase’s position as the most popular dash cam brand in the UK. The Nextbase 312GW dashcam is an idea for all motorists out there.

Star Wars Stormtrooper Illumi-Mate - £6.99
Fans of The Force will love Spearmark’s extensive range of Star Wars Illumi-mate lighting. They are colour changing, cool to touch lights in a range of hit characters from the iconic movies. Leading the line-up is the Stormtrooper Illumi-Mate Colour Changing Light which will hit shelves just as The Last Jedi is released into cinemas on December 15th. A perfect replica of the Storm Troopers seen in the new movie, it’s bound to be top of the gift list for die-hard Star Wars fans! Other choices in the range include: Millennium Falcon, Chewbacca, Kylo-Ren or Darth Vader.

Who Dares Wins Board Game - £16.99
Could you name the UK’s 10 longest rivers or 10 most popular brands of chocolate? The new Paul Lamond Who Dare wins Board Game, based on the hit TV show, is a game of lists, bidding, dares and steals. Test your knowledge and skill and see how many of the ten answers you can name from each list. Remember Who Dares Wins! This fun-packed, family game can be played with 3 or more players or teams aged 8 years and over.

Carrera Vanquish Disc Mens Road Bike - £425.00
A fast yet comfortable bike designed with the sportive rider in mind. Its triple-butted aluminum frame combines the best in strength and durability, while its 16 speed Shimano gearing and narrow 700c double-wall aluminum wheels will help you drive speed along straights and comfortably climb any hills you may come across. When shopping for gifts which are a bit pricier, I always look online for deals and offers and at the moment there's a Halford's promo code available. Using this would save you quite a bit of money in the lead up to Christmas. 
Star Wars Chewbacca Onesie - £34.99
Make your man just as cuddly in this Chewbacca Onesie, or wear it yourself! Made from polyester, this official Star Wars onesie is covered in the softest brown fur, and has a hood that will protect you from the elements, and a pocket that you can use to store the remote or some of your favourite snacks in!

Quiet Rebellion Socks - £12.00
Quirky British sock brand, Quiet Rebellion is introducing three brand new festive designs in the run-up to Christmas. Ideal for men with a sense of humour who want to look professional for work, Quiet Rebellion Christmas designs feature vibrant festive patterns concealed within the shoe. Put simply, they are socks of two halves: a respectable top with wild and colourful soles. Each Christmas design is named after a different historical rebel and comes with a postcard featuring the story of its namesake. Beautifully packaged, Quiet Rebellion socks are excellent for gifting.

Superdry Premium Belt & Card Holder Gift Set - £35.00
This premium gift set from Superdry features both a cardholder and belt. The black leather-look card holder features two main slots on the front and an additional slot on the back, the Superdry logo is embossed in black on the front. Then there's the smooth black leather belt strap with a black coloured metal pin buckle and five holes at the tongue, an additional black leather loop by the buckle and a signature Vintage Superdry logo embossed patch is on the end in black. This belt comes in a black Superdry presentation box, ideal for Christmas.

Dobell Tan Leather Contemporary Brogues - £119.99
Dobell is an in-house label and provides the widest range of high-quality formal wear available. From tuxedos and suits to waistcoats, bow ties, shirts, and shoes, Dobell specialises in fine tailoring at affordable prices and offers the very best in style for all occasions. With such a wide range of different products in-store, there are some great choices for Christmas gifts and on our list, this year are the Dobell Tan Leather Contemporary Brogues. I can see Nick wearing a pair of these at his works Christmas party in December.
Bulldog Skincare For Men Protective Moisturiser - £8.00
Bulldog's products are created especially for men. Their formula are full of natural ingredients and is specially formulated for male skin and the skin issues that they have whether it's oiliness or dryness. They are passionate about what they do and their moisturisers are great for a little stocking filler.

Colony Cinnamon Large Jar Candle - £19.00 
Wax Lyrical is now the UK’s largest home fragrance company and its products are made here in the UK, in the English Lakes. They have such a wide range of different items available on their website from Candles and Diffusers through to Pot Pourri and Scented Sphere's. There's a lot from their Christmas range which would make a welcomed addition to any gift guide but our favourite has got to be the Colony Cinnamon Spice Candle Jar. You've got to have a Cinnamon candle at Christmas and who said men can't enjoy a candle?

Amtech 65 Piece Assorted Tool Kit - £69.99
A great gift for the DIY enthusiasts or maybe as a hint to your better half! This Amtech tool kit has a handy assortment for a variety of jobs around the home. It contains 1/4 and 3/8 inch drive ratchets and sockets and satin chrome vanadium steel sockets for strength & durability. All presented and supplied in blow-molded storage case.

Magnitone The Clean Sweep Energising Face Wash - £9.99
This Magnitone face wash is a gentle yet effective formula developed to meet the needs of men’s skin. It effortlessly glides over the visage, eliminating daily dirt, excess oil and impurities with ease. Enriched with Caffeine, a natural stimulant, the cleansing formula helps to restore a youthful appearance to the visage, whilst providing the skin with a surge of skin-strengthening energy. Finished with an essential dose of Vitamin B3, the daily face wash seeks to enhance the face’s barrier function to leave skin visibly healthy, touchably soft and ultra-smooth. Another great little stocking filler for the man in your life.

Guylian Praline Sea Shells Chocolates - £6.75
Guylian invented Sea Shell chocolates as a souvenir at the Belgian coast but it soon became a bestseller and synonymous with the brand. Every elegantly crafted Sea Shell chocolate is filled with our original hazelnut praliné filling, which is still made according to the recipe of our founder. Savour an indulgent taste sensation and spoil your senses! They have a 50% bigger box just in time for Christmas too!

Chocolate Sprouts - £9.99
These sprouts are a far cry from the horrible, bitter, green, slimy vegetables that usually ruin your Christmas dinner: they're made from solid white chocolate! Chocolate sprouts! Designed to look exactly like the real vegetable except with none of those yucky vitamins. Handmade in the UK, these sprouts make a great Christmas gift for anyone who loathes the sight of the much-hated vegetable. When they open the packet they'll be horrified to see what you've treated them to, until they look a little closer and their disgust turns into delight.

Collagin Gin - £34.75
CollaGin unique recipe has stayed true to the principles of a classic gin but with the innovative addition of pure collagen. The beauty drink du jour, CollaGin is sweet and subtle, a great tasting addition to the gin category. With an elegant and refined taste, CollaGin uses 11 botanicals including star anise, pink grapefruit, and orris, resulting in a light, sweet gin with liquorice and tart fruit notes. Enjoy it in a Martini, or if you prefer a longer, refreshing serve, try it in a classic G&T with 1724 tonic. Available online at 31Dover.

Jelly Belly 20 Flavour Gift Box - £9.60
A great gift idea for those who have a sweet tooth and enjoy a bit of variety. There are 20 individual flavour compartments of their most popular flavours, such flavours as; Berry Blue, Blueberry, Bubble Gum, Buttered Popcorn, Coconut,  Cotton Candy, Green Apple, Island Punch,   Juicy Pear,  Lemon,  Liquorice,  Peach,  Pina Colada, Red Apple, Strawberry Cheesecake, Tangerine, Toasted Marshmallow, Tutti Fruitti, Very Cherry, Watermelon. Presented in a new design box. 

As you can see there's quite a variety of different suggestions in my gift guide this year. There's a little something for everyone. Check back this week, as I'll be publishing further gift guides and make sure to check out my competition page as I'll be giving away quite a few items which I've included. Good luck!

- This post contains PR samples and a sponsored link. 

The Power Rangers Ninja Steel Collection - #PowerRangers12DaysXmas

A few weeks ago I had a very exciting email land in my inbox. We were asked if we were fans of the Power Rangers and if we were, to then apply to be part of a huge Power Rangers blog project. I signed up right away as it sounded like the dream opportunity for Noah. I applied thinking I didn't stand a chance with only 5 places available but we made it onto the list! I think I screamed when I got the email confirming that they'd love to have us on board and I couldn't wait to tell Noah all about it! 

So, a little background on the Power Rangers 12 Days of Christmas project. We were sent 12 numbered Power Ranger parcels, each containing a toy from the Power Rangers Ninja Steel range. Some toys were hidden away in hessian sacks, some wrapped in tissue paper. We were asked to open one gift every day and to share our posts daily on social media, which of course we did! 

It was an absolute joy to be able to surprise Noah with a new Power Rangers gift to open up each day and as you can see by the collection of photo's above, he was totally in his element! By the end of the Power Rangers 12 Days of Xmas he was a pro at sitting there and letting me take a photo of him before he opened each gift! 

So, without further ado, let me show you what was in inside! 

Day 1: 12.5cm Action Figures
- £9.99
We started the project off with a bang with a collection of Power Rangers Ninja Steel action figures. Standing at 12.5cm they are the perfect size for battle and are fully articulated. They are so detailed, just like in the TV show and each come with their own unique battle gear item. These figures can also pilot the DX Megazord (which of course is sold separately) into battle from a cockpit in the Megazord's chest! 

Day 2: 30cm Power Rangers Ninja Steel Action Figure - £12.99 
Bigger and better than ever on a 12” Figure scale, these figures are ready to go into battle! Noah loved the fact that he was sent Red Ranger, who is his favourite! 

Day 3: Mega Morph Vehicle
- £16.99
Speed to the scene with the brand new Power Rangers Mega Morph Vehicles. Each vehicle turns into a legendary Ninja Star that can instantly morph back into a powerful vehicle for endless fun and adventure. In each pack comes an exclusive articulated 5-inch Power Ranger Figure. 

Day 4: Ninja Blaster - £17.99
The Ninja Steel Ninja Blaster can launch Ninja Stars for ultimate battle action, defeating all villains in your path. The Ninja Blaster includes 3 Ninja Stars, which can launched with the blaster and they can also unlock features in other Power Ranger Ninja Steel items. Collect them all to find your power!

Day 5: Sword Star Shooter - £17.99 
The Sword Star Shooter is hidden from sight beneath your palm which means you can catch villains of guard with a sneak attack. Included with the shooter is 2 Ninja Stars, which you can fire and you can use them to unlock features in other Power Ranger Ninja Steel items.

Day 6: DX Rockstorm Guitar Blaster
- £29.99 
The DX Rockstorm Guitar is a 3-in-1 blaster, sword, and guitar which plays extreme battle and guitar sounds too! Not only that but you can also fire ninja darts with the epic pump blaster. A long with the two darts is  1 exclusive Ninja Star that can be attached to the hilt, just like Gold Ranger in the TV show! The included Ninja Star can combine and unlock features in other Power Ranger Ninja Steel items, including the DX Morpher and Battle Gear. Coolest toy ever!

Day 7: DX Ninja Blade - £29.99
The DX Ninja Star Blade features a blade that extends to 24 inches long and like previous toys from the range, makes extreme battle sounds but this one has light effects too! The Blade comes with 1 Ninja Star that can be attached to the hilt and spun. Ninja Star's can combine and unlock features in other Power Ranger Ninja Steel items, including the DX Morpher and Battle Gear. 

Day 8: DX Ninja Battle Morpher - £34.99
Unleash the power of the Ninja Stars with the Power Rangers DX Ninja Battle Morpher! This Morpher has hidden weapons for three different modes. Choose from sword, claw and morpher mode, It’s three awesome battle gear items in one! There are two Ninja Stars included which can connect to the Morpher to activate unique sound effects. You can collect numerous different Ninja Stars throughout the Power Rangers Ninja Steel range and they are all cross compatible! Collect them all to unlock every feature and find your power! 

Day 9: DX Gold Ninja Battle Morpher - £34.99
This Morpher has hidden weapons for two unique modes; blaster and morpher mode! The DX Gold Ninja Battle Morpher comes with 2 Ninja Stars which you can connect to your Morpher to create epic battle noises! Additional Ninja Stars are included in the other Power Rangers Ninja Steel toys! Collect them all to unlock every feature and find your Ninja Steel power! 

Day 10: DX Ninja Megazord - £42.99
The mighty Power Rangers Ninja Steel Megazords combines the power of 5 Zords to create one epic Megazord, just like on the TV show! It can morph into multiple modes and any 5" Power Ranger figure can sit inside in the control pit! The Megazord includes a Megazord weapon, a figure and the 5 Zords too!

Day 11: Ninja Master Blade - £44.99
A sword and chainsaw in one, pull the chain for triple blade spin action and epic chainsaw sound effects. This set includes one Ninja Star, which are included in many items across the Power Rangers Ninja Steel toy line and are cross-compatible with the other Ninja Steel Role Play toys.

Day 12: Lion Fire Fortress - £119.99
Introducing the biggest and most epic Megazord playset of all time, the Lion Fire Fortress Megazord! It features over 20 battle features and accessories and is 3 epic Megazords in 1. Roll into battle in Fortress mode and fire missiles at the baddies, then lock up them up in the stockade at the back of the Megazord. Then morph into the 50cm tall Megazord and activate awesome battle sounds and noises! Last but not least, combine with the Deluxe Ninja Megazord with any of the 12.5cm Action Figure to activate Lion Fire Ninja Ultrazord mode. Then it's time to fire the twin blasting bazookas! 

There are countless things we love about the Power Rangers Ninja Steel collection and Noah and I could sit here and write about everything until the cows come home. As a parent, what stands out for me is that there's something for every budget and everything is fairly priced. So if your little one has a couple of items on their Christmas list this year you know you'll be okay!

Noah is big on his figures so opening day 1 and discovering the articulated Power Rangers was a highlight for him, he's played with them everyday. He also loves the Guitar Blaster and Ninja Blade. He's also really enjoyed collecting the Ninja Stars which are included with the 
Ninja Steel Role Play toys. He thinks it's amazing that they are all interchangeable and can be used on different weapons within the range. I also think it's pretty cool and it adds a different dimension to these toys. He's actually asked for more Ninja Stars for Christmas.

Next year marks the Power Rangers 25th anniversary so it's fantastic to see this amazing range of toys released just before their big celebration! What better way to celebrate? The Power Rangers Ninja Steel toys are available from all good toy shops and there really is something for every budget.

Which Power Ranger Ninja Steel toy is your favourite?

- We were sent these products for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own. 

Mummy & Me - November

Another month has been and gone, it'll be Christmas before we know it! We've had a pretty relaxed kind of month compared to October with us being poorly every other week!

My Mummy and Me photo's for this month had to be photo's that we took on the morning of Noah's birthday party, the day before his 4th birthday! He managed to fall over and give himself a nasty bruise and a black eye whilst at a friends house just a couple of days before his big day. Take a look at that shiner! That being said it didn't phase him and he had the most amazing birthday party, surrounded by all his friends and family. I still can't believe he's 4! 

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We've all been under the weather this week with bad colds. Noah has been well enough to go to nursery though, he was happy to go. I think he had the brunt of the cold last weekend so has passed it on to me instead! It's been quite an ordinary week really, though a pleasant one despite the colds. On Sunday we had a great spontaneous family day out which took us to a cafe, local garden centre and then into town for the annual Christmas light switch on. There was so much to do there and to see, Noah was in his element. He went on half a dozen rides, watched the fireworks and even met Kylo Ren and Darth Vader! Ava slept the majority of the time, even when the fireworks were going off! The rest of the week was the usual family visits, drives out and shopping but we have spent more time indoors with us all being a bit under the weather. Here's to a better week next week, I'm going a little stir crazy! 

What have you been up to this week?