Shopping For Christmas During The Summer Holidays

It’s the summer holidays already, and that can only mean one thing- that in a blink of an eye it will be Christmas again. If you find that you are always in a mad panic to buy gifts for your children, then you should be starting right now. The school holidays are a great time to start planning for Christmas for many reasons. 

Find Out What Your Kids Want

The summer holidays are long days that need to be filled with lots of fun and entertainment for your children. You’ll probably be clutching at straws trying to keep things interesting for them, without spending everything you own. 

Why not have a day out to the toy shop? Encourage your children to save up their pocket money for a couple of weeks before you go, and that way they can buy something that they like, and learn the value of their own money. 

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Rakhi Gift Ideas to Celebrate Pristine Festival of Rakhi with Siblings

Raksha Bandhan is almost here! The time has arrived again to come a step closer to the childhood companions who understand you, keep your secrets safe, believes you, care for you and most importantly, loves you unconditionally. No matter, if you are blessed with a brother or sister, the thing which really does, is how they adore your life with ultimate joys and merriments. Celebrate the hue of bond you share with your siblings by gifting something that they love to receive. 

Gifts are the best gestures that can foster the individual’s spirit with ultimate satisfaction and eternal love. Rakhi festival is all about following the rituals of tying a sacred thread around brother’s wrist and exchanging gifts. But this time, turn this practice into a memorable one by sending rakhi gifts to India right at your sibling’s doorstep via various gift portals. You can also go for the below-listed rakhi gift ideas that are special as they are. So, you can’t go wrong with the idea of gifting the offerings listed below.

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Keeping the Magic Alive at Christmas and the Thorntons Christmas Range

One of the best things about the festive season, according to my kids, is the chance to eat lots of treats especially chocolate! They were sent some of the new Cheeky Elves from Thorntons Christmas range and they have definitely gone down very well in our house.

These cheeky little elves and so cute, and make a nice change from the usual Chocolate Santas. They have lovely detail with different coloured chocolate to add features on to each elf, in red and white and these 200g elves are a really good size for a Christmas treat which my boys will eat over several days. You can also get little ones at 60g each, or get a personalised cheeky elf!

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Four festive things to do in Staffordshire with the kids this Christmas

Christmastime truly is the most wonderful time of the year for your little ones. They’ve (hopefully) been on their best behaviour all year to earn a place on Father Christmas’ nice list, so why not treat them to some fun festive activities before the big day? There are an abundance of family-friendly Christmas things to do across Staffordshire throughout December. Read on to find out the best activities you and your kids and enjoy this festive period.

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Hot Kid’s Christmas Gift Trends for 2018

It is definitely time to start thinking about Christmas Gifts, particularly if you have children in your family. Planning and buying ahead is the best way to make sure that they get the presents they really want.

Every year, brings a list of must-have gifts and 2018 is no exception. These items tend to sell out super fast. Often, well before Christmas, so, instead of putting together a list of specific toys, I have decided to focus in on the trends instead.

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Ways To Create Festive Christmas Cards For The Holidays

Keep the festive spirit alive by making your own unique Christmas cards, each with a personalised touch. From modern art themes, using fluid acrylic pouring to traditional button designs, try out these easy DIY card designs that are sure to put your loved ones in the Christmas mood.

Family-friendly fingerprint card

Fingerprint cards are the perfect crafting activity for little artists in the making. Not only are they cheap to make, they are a great way of incorporating each member of the immediate family into the design. All you’ll need for these fingerprint cards is card stock, festive coloured paint and optional decorations, such as sequins and stickers. Learn how to make them here.

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World Book Day Costume Ideas for Toddlers

World Book Day is approaching once again, and all of my primary school children will be dressing up in their schools. But what about the toddler? I’m sure she will want to get involved too, and I’m not one to turn down a cute photo opportunity! So I will definitely be dressing up our toddler along with her older brothers on world book day.

There are so many great classic baby and toddler books that could be used for costume inspiration. You could try..

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • The Gruffalo or The Gruffalo’s Child
  • Elmer
  • Rainbow Fish
  • Spot the Dog
  • Winnie the Pooh (or Tigger, Eeyore… and so on)
  • The Highway Rat

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Crafting with your LEGO Advent Calendar

As December is almost coming to an end, and the big day is almost here.. you might be getting ready to throw your advent calendar packaging in the bin, but wait! If you have a LEGO advent calendar, why not get busy with some of these craft ideas instead?

We were sent the LEGO Star Wars advent calendar, which is one of the sustainable LEGO advent calendars this year. The other themes being LEGO City and LEGO Friends.

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Reindeer Food Recipe Printable

On Christmas Eve, many families leave cookies and milk out for Santa, but what about his reindeer? Santa’s team deserves a special treat for the hard work they do on their busiest day of the year. That’s why Personal Creations’ created a reindeer food recipe and printables to leave out for santa’s helpers! Guide Rudolf and his team to your home this Christmas Eve with reindeer food they’ll love.

With ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen, mix oats, sprinkles and a pinch of sugar to create a special treat the children can leave out the night before Christmas. This is the perfect way to say “thank you” to all of Santa’s hard-working helpers. Once you have your reindeer food, sprinkle onto your yard and await the morning for a special surprise: presents under the tree!

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