I have a confession to make, I’m a total Christmas addict. I first listened to my Christmas cd back in September and as a result have now lost one of the discs (I suspect Ed threw out of the car window when he realised what I was listening to when it was still hot outside).
I love this time of year and excitedly jam pack my calendar for over the festive season. This year is brilliant as I’m on maternity leave so I get to spend more time soaking up the Christmas atmosphere, spending weekdays walking around the shops.
My own Christmas shopping is now officially finished (apart from my Dad’s present as I made the mistake of asking him what he wanted and now am awaiting a reply…), so I have moved onto shopping on behalf of family members.
With Cameron and Carly now at ages where they truly understand and believe in Santa, this Christmas is due to be one of our best yet as a new family of 5 and I was in my element picking out gifts for my eldest two.
I’ve put together a little gift guide for anyone still to shop for little minions this Christmas.
Leapfrog Leap Band Activity Tracker
These bands are fantastic. Not only are they little gadgets which my children love, they also encourage kids to keep active, which is brilliant. I’ve bought the children one each in pink and green and can’t wait for them to get using them.
The Little Boy or Girl Who Lost Their Name
I have had this book on my wish list for the children for some time. It’s the perfect gift for Christmas. The personalisation process is quick and simple and the finished product is of amazing quality and will definitely bring a smile to the children’s faces this Christmas. They will love finding the letters to complete their names and I know it will help Carly especially who is just learning how to start reading and spelling her name.
Disney 365 Stories – A Story a Day
There are several variations of this book that have been produced over the years. I found a couple in Asda whilst doing my food shop and got one each for the children to encourage myself to read every night to them. They are available on Amazon at a bargain £5 at the moment and would make for a perfect Christmas Eve present.
Disney Princess Hair Glow Rapunzel
Carly isn’t that girly and hasn’t really been into dolls much in the past. However, she absolutely adores Tangled and loves Rapunzel. I have high hopes that she will love this doll whose hair lights up just like in the film and sings the iconic song. If not, I love it anyway…
Pokemon Catch and Release Poke Ball
It’s hard to ignore that the Pokemon craze from my childhood returned this year with the birth of the Pokemon Go app. Cameron loves Pokemon and I know he’s going to be obsessed with this come Christmas morning.
Wooden Name Train by Letteroom
This beautiful personalised train is perfect as a gift for a boy or girl. I love that it is wooden as it will be much more hardwearing than plastic versions, and it looks more of a quality gift. Being personalised gives it that extra special element for children as well. This is available from Not on the Highstreet.
Magical Fairy Garden
What better way to extend the magic of Christmas than to create your own magical fairy garden? This is the perfect present for children with strong imaginations. Carly will love this and I know I will enjoy playing with it with her too… Available from Prezzybox.com
Mini Arcade Machine
This has Cameron written all over it. He loves playing on the arcade machines when we go bowling and he has great concentration for games like the ones on this fantastic mini version. Available from Wickeduncle.co.uk
Some items have been provided as part of this gift guide. All opinions remain my own.