Since Christmas is coming up in less than a month, we should start thinking about all the gifts we are going to buy this year. For some people, it is a lot easier to find that one perfect present for an adult, and they tend to struggle a lot while looking for a perfect treat to our little ones.
To help you out a bit, and give you some ideas how to choose that one perfect present for kids, I gathered a few simple tricks and tips you are welcome to use. With these tips I bet every gift you get will be perfectly received! So have fun gifting and celebrating Christmas!
What do you hate most when your driving? There are lots of driving habits that are not only annoying to other drivers, but more importantly are really dangerous. It’s no surprise that some of these come out top on the list of the nation’s driving hates.
Car Giant have put together an infographic showing the UK’s top most hated habits on the road. Click the snippet below to see the full graphic on their site.
The days are cold and the evenings are dark. Get a little bit of sparkle and festive fun into your life in the run up to Christmas with these five festive ideas.
I’m normally a last minute gift buyer. With all of the day to day chores and commitments to juggle with the family, I usually end up leaving things until just before they need to be done and then rushing around. Recently though, I’ve been using MrLista and it’s a great way to get organised and keep on top of gift buying.
T’s birthday is coming up in December, so I’ve been making a list for that and also a wish list for myself. Making lists can get quite addictive, so I’m sure I’ll be making more soon too. It is of course perfect for making and organising your Christmas gift lists too, especially if you have lots of friends and family to buy for.
With the cold and rainy weather these days, you can’t blame me for day dreaming about a bit of summer sun. We’ve been thinking about getting away to soak up a bit of sunshine and boost our mood. It would definitely be a welcome change from these grey skies and all the coughs and colds everyone in our house seem to be picking up at the moment.
We had been thinking about going to Sri Lanka over Christmas, especially since we have family there, and it offers great weather all year round. December is supposed to be one of the best times to visit. Of course, the neighbouring Maldives is always popular during Winter too! (Sri Lanka can be slightly better value though and offers more variety if you want to travel around the country)
The humble paper bag doesn’t look like much, and is often shoved into drawers or thrown into the recycling when we’re done using them, without a second thought. However, with a little bit of imagination, they can become almost anything. If you’re looking for a fun and simple craft activity to do with your kids, then look no further. Check out this list for inspiration and who knows? Possibly you’ll come up with some of your very own.
Despite being eight weeks away, the festive season is already on everyone’s minds. Christmas displays are already starting to go up in shops and we’re already making plans for the Christmas holidays.
New research from GAME reveals that the October half term is officially the busiest week for writing Christmas wish lists, with almost half (49%) of UK children starting theirs this week, many of them using iPads and tablets to write their lists rather than the more traditional pen and paper.
With over three million lists likely to be drafted, parents are gearing up for a flurry of requests including many that even Santa would struggle to fulfil.
As part of the study, parents were asked to reveal some of the weird and wonderful items that made it onto their child’s Christmas lists. Here are the Top 10 most obscure items:
- A real dragon egg
- Pet unicorn
- iPhone 7
- Glasses for a cat
- That daddy’s job will be ok
- A live walrus
- Taylor Swift
- Flight to the moon
- The power of invisibility
I’m sure my kids would quite like the power of invisibility too! But since that’s not on the cards, we’ll have to check out GAME’s new Xmas List app which will allow kids and adults to keep track of all their must-have gifts in one handy place, easily accessible for them and their family and friends.
So whether it’s the latest FIFA 16, or any one of the many characters available from the Toys to life market, Xmas List will be able to store them all over the festive period and avoid any present mishaps.
One in five parents (20%) admit to buying the wrong gifts for their child and over two-thirds (65%) have subsequently faced tantrums, tears and even slammed doors on Christmas Day. Parents too, it seems, have also not forgotten the pain of opening a gift they didn’t want, with over three million (17%) owning up to still writing a Christmas list today to ensure they get what they desire the most.
GAME will also be introducing a new character – Gamer Claus – to help out with any gaming related queries and make sure that present mistakes are avoided.
Fred Prego, Marketing Director at GAME, says:
“Choosing what to get your kids at Christmas can be a bit of a minefield. As the research shows, most kids will be making note of the things that they want this half term and a lot of lists are going to be written. While we don’t stock any dragon eggs or unicorns, our Xmas List will give children the opportunity to start highlighting all the great games and accessories that they really want to be opening on Christmas Day, making it far easier for parents when it comes to buying presents.
“And, if you’re confused about a certain gaming related item that’s on your child’s wish list, our new Christmas character, Gamer Claus, is on hand to help everyone get the most from GAME Season. Keep an eye out for him over the festive period.”
GAME have also supplied this handy infographic to help you out with any gaming terminology you might need help to decipher.
Study data is from a One Poll study of a representative sample of 1,500 UK parents of 5-18 year olds October 2015
House of Fraser have a wide range of children’s toys available, from action figures, to creative toys, outdoor toys and more. We were offered the chance to pick some toys from their website to try out, and I had no problem finding lots of options that were suitable for my boys.
R is crazy about Power Rangers at the moment, so I got him the Power Ranger Deluxe FX Super Mega Ranger figure
Halloween is one of the most enjoyable holidays of the year and is also one which most of us prepare for weeks in advance. From deciding on the costumes to shopping for the decorations, there are tons of things to do and also a big share of money to spend. But Halloween doesn’t always have to mean parting with a lot of your hard earned income. It is true that the aura of festivity in the air makes you want to splurge but there are many incredible ways to turn down the spending by several notches. The following are the best hacks and tips using which you can save during this year’ Halloween.