Christmas Gift Guide: Stocking Fillers

For my last of my Christmas 2014 Gift Guides we have some Stocking fillers. 




*Glazed Apple Bath Jelly
Sink into a cloud of bubbles with this sweet scented glazed apple bath jelly from the Body Shop.
Scoop into warm running water for the ultimate  festive bath time indulgence. 

£10 

*Lip and Cheek Stain Doll
This cute lip and cheek stain is a fab special edition to add to someones stocking.
This dual-purpose liquid stain gives a natural-looking, rosy glow to lips and cheeks.
I love the doll packaging! 

£10 

*Personal Planner

I am a huge fan of Personal Planner and love their new Giraffe design. 
The planner is ideal for keeping yourself organised and is fab as
you can personalize it however you like.
From your favorite photo on the front to adding birthdays and special occasions to the calendar
this makes a fab stocking filler.


*Personalised Chocolate Bar
Getting Personal sell a range of personalized chocolate bars for every occasion
I recently received a personalized bar for me and the hubby. 
We chose the snow penguin design. 
Each bar comes with a full color wrapper that's personalized with your name
at the front and then a little message on the back.
Inside the wrapper is a foil covered 100g bar of melt in the mouth milk chocolate. 




Lush Wand Bubble Bar 
I received this bubble bar as a gift a few years ago for Christmas and love it!
It's on my Christmas wishlist for this year as well. 
I had to add this to the list as its such a fab little stocking filler that smells
of marshmallows yum. 

*The New Rubik’s 3X3 

This is a new improved version of the original Rubik’s Cube where you cannot peel of the stickers and cheat! The Rubik’s Cube is the classic colour-matching puzzle that’s a great mental challenge at home or on the move. Turn and twist the sides of the cube so that each of the six faces only has one colour. Over “43 Quintillion” (that’s 43 with 18 zeros to you and me) moves are possible with this original 3x3 Cube, but there is only one solution! With lots of practice you can solve it in under 10 seconds!


*The Rubik’s Void 
Void is a HOLE new puzzle, with a HOLE new challenge. The Void has missing centre cubes that make this puzzle harder than an original 3x3 Rubik’s cube to solve. This cube is truly amazing to behold, leaving your brain void of answers to the question: “how can that Rubik’s Cube have a hole in the middle and still work?

Items with * have been gifted to me for the purpose of this post




Christmas Giveaway Day 13

My Christmas Giveaways are back!
As a Thank you for all my followers new and old for your support throughout 2014,
I have some lovely prizes for you, you this year. 
Whether a treat for yourself or to pop under the tree for a loved one. 

From the 17th of November until the 29th I will be holding giveaways that will last for one week. 
This gives you plenty of time to enter and that prizes can be sent out before I am due 
to give birth to little pickle and also hopefully so they can arrive before the big day. 

Good Luck
_______

For day 13 we have a Steak Stone and Plate Set from BlackRockGrill.






B-Sensible Waterproof Bedding

  On Wednesday I turned 37 weeks pregnant which makes me Full Term, meaning baby could come at any point from now onward's eek! 

Now that I am classed as full term one of things I have done is put on the B-Sensible breathable and waterproof fitted sheet on our bed. 

This is just in case my waters decide to break during the night or when I have a little nap during the day. 

The 2 in 1 fitted sheet and protector has a range of great features
- First of all its Dermofresh which means the technical textile acts like a second skin. 
- It's waterproof and breathable.
- Its a dust mite barrier. 
- It's silent which means your not hearing the rustle like some waterproof sheets do. 
- its made from natural and sustainable fiber.
- Its machine washable and tumble-dryable. 


The sheets come in a range of sizes so that you can find one that fits your mattress. 
The one I received is 135 x 200 which is a perfect size and fit for our small double. 
The sheet fitted on our bed without coming loose and pinging off like a previous brand 
I have owned. B-sensible also fits all depths of mattresses too! 

I was also sent a waterproof Moses Basket Sheet ready for when baby gets here. 
The waterproof moses basket sheet is great and fits our little ones mattresses perfectly, without being too big or too small.
I had been having issues in finding a suitable waterproof sheet for little ones moses basket and am extremely pleased with the B-sensible one. 
With the same features as the waterproof sheet for our bed I feel my mind is at ease.

I love that the sheets are not plastic looking and feel soft , comfortable and luxurious  without making a sound when we roll over in our sleep. 
For that and many reasons I believe that B-sensible sheets are great value for money 


The sheets come in fab packaging as you can see in the images above the sheet for our bed comes in a box. What you can't see is that the box arrives in a little tote bag.
The moses basket sheet comes packaged in a little clear zip up bag.
The packaging makes the items even more luxurious. 
  
As for the service from Sensible Sheets I found them to be very helpful and my
item was dispatched promptly and arrived within a few a days. 

B-sensible waterproof sheets can be brought from http://sensible-sheets.co.uk/

Have you used waterproof sheets ready for when you went into labor? 
or for your baby or children's moses basket/cot/bed? 


Christmas Giveaway Day 12

My Christmas Giveaways are back!
As a Thank you for all my followers new and old for your support throughout 2014,
I have some lovely prizes for you, you this year. 
Whether a treat for yourself or to pop under the tree for a loved one. 

From the 17th of November until the 29th I will be holding giveaways that will last for one week. 
This gives you plenty of time to enter and that prizes can be sent out before I am due 
to give birth to little pickle and also hopefully so they can arrive before the big day. 

Good Luck
_______

Day 12 we have 2ct Emerald cut earrings from Tru Diamonds
Please note that the item is gold clad and not real diamonds but simulated 
diamonds. 





Christmas Gift Guide: For Children


*LEGO City Artic Helicrane Set 60034

This set is ideal for children who love LEGO and love an adventure. 
Head out into the wild with the Arctic explorer on a husky sled equipped with a camera, light and radar screen. Scan the huge ice block for hidden crystals frozen inside and then contact base camp with the walkie-talkie to call in the awesome Helicrane. Hover above the icy terrain and use the winch to lift up the container with the mysterious block of ice before flying back to base camp for more investigation. Includes Arctic explorer and pilot minifigures with assorted accessories.

Sold in most supermarkets and toy stores


*Abigail the Giraffe book 
Abigail loves to count, its her favorite thing. 
But when she tries to count a zebra's stripes and cheetahs spots they wont
keep still, its hopeless! What will Abigail do? 
This is a fab and colorful book about a Giraffe who loves to count
and makes a fab addition on your child/ren's bookshelf. 



* Baby Annabell Bath Time Fun
Zapf creations brings to you Baby Annabell Bath Time Fun
The set includes: 
 - Baby Annabell Bath Time Doll
- Soft cuddly bath robe/blanket
- 2 piece nightgown
- slippers
- sponge
- talk bottle
-travel bottle
- Dummy
and 
- Travel bag 
Suitable from 3 years plus
The doll is also waterproof so your little one can have her in the bath with them. 

£30 (half price sale in Asda) 

Jelly Cat Tiggy Giraffe Soother 
I am huge fan of Giraffe's and when browsing the net for little
gift ideas for our little one I came across this Giraffe Soother from a fab 
brand called Jelly Cat
Tiggy the Giraffe is a cute companion for sleep time and newborns will fall in
love with this cute blankie.
From its toffee colored spots to the creamy wiggly ears go dotty
for this gentle Giraffe. 

£11




Little Tikes Block- A- Train 
Get Choo Chooing along and full steam ahead with this Block- A- Train
featuring 2 wooden wheel bases and  8 bright wooden blocks this toy
is suitable for children 18 months plus. 

£10 

George Wooden Toy Cash Register 
This Wooden Toy Cash Register is an ideal gift for both boys and girls.
This gorgeous wooden cash register features the same stylish blue and red polka dot and red cherry motif vintage-style design as the rest of the George home kids kitchen toy range. 

The wooden cash register includes opening drawers so that little one can store the bank card, play coins and bank notes that come with the set. 
With pretend scanner and bank card scanner this wooden toy maybe vintage is style but is up to date.
There is also a chalk board to chalk up the price and a turning receipt in case of any returns and a handy four-bead abacus for totting up on the spot.

This is a great gift for helping children to use their imagination, encourage learning and social interaction as well
as numeracy skills. 

£10




Got a mini Frozen fan in your home than you will love the next two gift ideas. 

Disney Frozen Sparkle Elsa Doll

The Disney Frozen Sparkle Elsa Doll captures the essence of her beloved character in her elegant dress.
She sparkles in her gown which has a scoop neck strip of white showcasing  the gorgeous bodice of light blue sparkles accented with a deep blue ribbon sash. 
The long blue skirt stops just above the floor to provide a peek at her translucent blue heels. A sheer white overcoat detailed with snowflake sparkles completes the sophisticated look. 
Her hair is scooped up into a side braid and topped with a with a translucent, glittery blue tiara. 

Suitable for ages 3 + 

£17 (Asda) 



Elsa Toddler Doll 
Play out your own Frozen adventure with the Elsa Toddler Doll.
Elsa is dressed in her elegant and sparkly gown from the film and has
beautifully braided hair, hairbrush and tiara.
For even more fun Elsa comes along with her silly and adorable friend Olaf. 
Suitable from 3 years. 

£25 (Asda)  


Items that have * were gifted to me for the purpose of this post 

Christmas Giveaway Day 11

My Christmas Giveaways are back!
As a Thank you for all my followers new and old for your support throughout 2014,
I have some lovely prizes for you, you this year. 
Whether a treat for yourself or to pop under the tree for a loved one. 

From the 17th of November until the 29th I will be holding giveaways that will last for one week. 
This gives you plenty of time to enter and that prizes can be sent out before I am due 
to give birth to little pickle and also hopefully so they can arrive before the big day. 

Good Luck
_______

Day 11 I have a Waterproof fitted moses basket sheet from B-sensible. 
The waterproof fitted sheet for your little ones moses basket is not only
waterproof but breathable and is machine washable as well as tumble-dryable.
Its soft to touch and is Dermofresh meaning its technical textile that acts like a second skin. 






37 Weeks Pregnant (Full Term)

So as of today I am officially classed as Full term. 
This means that I could give birth at any point from now onward's. 
This is a scary thought but also exciting knowing that I am getting more and more
closer to meeting our little pickle.

How far along? 37 weeks today 
Symptoms:  Tiredness, still breathlessness when out and about, braxton hicks are still painful and frequent,  my feet and ankles have also swollen up now and its also getting harder to walk due to feeling pressure.  
Sleep: waking up a lot more often during the night and also getting comfy this week has 
been more of a nightmare.
Best moment this week: Sorting out Christmas presents for family. 
I need to work out if we are going to get present/s for baby in case they arrive in time.
Miss anything? Feeling comfortable and being able to go out without being breathless and feeling pressure.
Movement: Loads of wiggles and kicks are still going strong 
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy 
Looking forward to: 
- My next midwife appointment which will be next Thursday 
- feeling more Christmas'y 


Christmas Giveaway Day 10

My Christmas Giveaways are back!
As a Thank you for all my followers new and old for your support throughout 2014,
I have some lovely prizes for you, you this year. 
Whether a treat for yourself or to pop under the tree for a loved one. 

From the 17th of November until the 29th I will be holding giveaways that will last for one week. 
This gives you plenty of time to enter and that prizes can be sent out before I am due 
to give birth to little pickle and also hopefully so they can arrive before the big day. 

Good Luck
_______

Day 10 is a book and print of Abigail the Giraffe a perfect  gift
for your little one this Christmas. 








Christmas Giveaway Day 9

My Christmas Giveaways are back!
As a Thank you for all my followers new and old for your support throughout 2014,
I have some lovely prizes for you, you this year. 
Whether a treat for yourself or to pop under the tree for a loved one. 

From the 17th of November until the 29th I will be holding giveaways that will last for one week. 
This gives you plenty of time to enter and that prizes can be sent out before I am due 
to give birth to little pickle and also hopefully so they can arrive before the big day. 

Good Luck
_______

Day 9 we have a gorgeous necklace from Grace and Valour 
from the one wish collection.



One Wish is a delicate and pretty collection that captures thoughts and sentiments in sterling silver.  Whether you're looking for an inspiring message, a pick me up or just a treat, One wish is the perfect collection - delivering your message simply and eloquently.  Oh and did we mention that the branded packaging for this jewellery is the cutest.  Your jewellery will arrive wrapped in pink tissue paper and safely ensconced in the very cute envelope pouch.







Christmas Gift Guide : For Him

Men are extremely hard to buy for I don't need to tell you that. 
But I have come up with some ideas for the man in your life this Christmas.


*Clock Safe

Men can keep their valuables secure with Getting Personal's unique Clock Safe
Not only does this fab clock safe keep your belongings safe and securely out of sight,
but as its an analogue clock it means it will sit unnoticed on the wall. 
Inside the clock is an brilliantly disguised storage box with built-in shelves, which is sure to keep its contents safe and sound.
The clock requires 1 AA battery
£10.99 



Next up Asda has a lovely Bayliss and Harding 3 piece set. 
The Black Pepper and Ginseng Mens 3 piece set  contains: 
1 x Shower Gel 200mL 
1 x Hair and Body Wash 300mL 
1 x Aftershave Balm 200mL
This is a fab set smells amazing and makes an ideal little gift.

£7 (Asda)  




Next up we have Celestron PowerSeeker 50AZ Telescope. 
The Celestron PowerSeeker telescopes are designed to give the first time telescope user
the perfect combination of quality, value, features and power. 
Astronomy is a great family hobby that can be enjoyed all year round and the 
Celestron PowerSeeker is the ideal affordable and high quality choice to provide
many hours of enjoyment. 

£25 ( Asda) 

* 5W LED Torch
Another great gift idea is the 5W LED Torch from Aldi.
The LED Torch has: 
- Min of 50,000 hours of LED lifetime 
- Continuous zoom 
- brightness levels and SOS function
- 5 Watt Cree LED
and is shock resistant and weatherproof. 

£9.99 
*Mens Pjs
Last of all we have a pair of Pjs. 
This set from Aldi is ideal for the cold wintry nights
and makes me a fab gift for loved ones. 


All items with a * were gifted to me for the purpose of this post



Christmas Giveaway Day 8

My Christmas Giveaways are back!
As a Thank you for all my followers new and old for your support throughout 2014,
I have some lovely prizes for you, you this year. 
Whether a treat for yourself or to pop under the tree for a loved one. 

From the 17th of November until the 29th I will be holding giveaways that will last for one week. 
This gives you plenty of time to enter and that prizes can be sent out before I am due 
to give birth to little pickle and also hopefully so they can arrive before the big day. 

Good Luck
_______

Day 8 we have a set from Amphora Aromatics called "Dem Bones" 


The "Dem Bones" box is a fantastic gift for family and friends. 
The set contains Amphora products to help sooth sore and achy muscles and joints. 

Dem Bones Gift Box contains:
Muscle & Joint Bath Oil 
Muscle & Joint Massage Oil
Muscle & Joint Body Lotion
a Muscle & Joint Gel
Muscle & Joint Gel Super Plus





Take A Break Online




We all lead busy lives these days, and sometimes you can get to the end of the day and realise you’ve not had a minute to yourself, where you just take five and relax. But, actually, the more you work through the day without a break, the less productive you become. And that’s as relevant for someone sitting in an office working at a pc as it is for the mum who stays at home with the kids.
Everyone can benefit from a little downtime during the day, and if you manage to take a five minute break here and there, it can mean that you go back feeling refreshed and ready to carry on with things you have to get done.
So what’s the best way to get that little break? Here are a few ideas of how to take five without leaving the building.
Playing a game is always a great way to unwind, but you want to find one that won’t take a lot of time. A game like online bingo is ideal as it only takes a few minutes to play, and the bingo sites that you’ll find on the internet have games starting every couple of minutes, so it’s always available. If you sign up and play here you’ll see that there are different types of bingo games on every site – 75 ball, 80 ball and 90 ball are the most popular. The tickets and prize amounts vary from the games that are free to play through to games that cost 20p or 50p. Bingo’s always been a low stakes game, and that’s still the case now that you can play online. The simplicity of the game is very appealing if you’re looking for a break – in the online version you don’t even have to mark off the matching numbers as the software does this.
Another great game to use for those five minute breaks is a gaming app like Draw Something. We all love to doodle, but can you really be bothered to get the pens and paper out when you can just doodle on your tablet or phone? Or simply guess what other people have drawn. Playing on a drawing app gives you a little room for creativity – ideal if your work doesn’t!
Taking five minutes to catch up with a friend is a great way to maintain a friendship and give yourself a break from the daily routine. Actually phoning someone could stretch that five minute break into 20 or more, so if you want to just say hi, send them a message on email or social media instead. They get to hear how you are and know that you’re thinking of them, but it won’t take up too much of the day when you should be cracking on with work or the household chores.
Of course, we’re just scratching the surface here on ideas of how to take a break that only takes five minutes of your time. It doesn’t really matter how you spend the time – what’s more important is that you make sure to have regular breaks throughout the day. You’ll feel better for it and end up getting more things done!

Christmas Giveaway Day 7

My Christmas Giveaways are back!
As a Thank you for all my followers new and old for your support throughout 2014,
I have some lovely prizes for you, you this year. 
Whether a treat for yourself or to pop under the tree for a loved one. 

From the 17th of November until the 29th I will be holding giveaways that will last for one week. 
This gives you plenty of time to enter and that prizes can be sent out before I am due 
to give birth to little pickle and also hopefully so they can arrive before the big day. 

Good Luck
_______

Day 7 is a chance to win a 3 piece trivet set from one of my favorite home brands OXO.


Clipping together for storage, these versatile trivets will sit individually under serving dishes or can be placed side by side to support a family-sized casserole or roasting tray. Nylon and silicone with non-slip feet.