The Christmas Prep πŸŽ„

Hey guys

So if you are anything like me you will have started your Christmas Prep already, so I thought it was about time I did a little blog, this may help you when deciding what to buy or you may have your own ideas on gifts already but here goes.

This blog will get updated over the next month or so as and when I receive things I have ordered…

I’d like to start with the “big gifts”….we like to buy 1 big gift for our kids and then little gifts to fill up their pile a little.

Our big gifts have generally consisted of bikes, scooter, dolls houses, playstations and so on…..obviously not all in the same year, I’m not made of money! Big gifts are really hard to buy from anywhere but big stores but I always say shop around as I like to catch a bargain.

This dolls house from Asda was one of my favourite buys 2 years ago for Poppy, mainly because it is so beautiful and goes perfectly in a girls bedroom. At the time this was priced at Β£35 but is currently Β£28 which I think is very reasonable for a good wooden dolls house, and was very easy to assemble, the parts were numbered with very clear instructions. My husband built this on Christmas even and took no more than 30minutes. Link below,default,pd.html?cmpid=ppc-_-george-_-ggle-pla-_-OD07TOYS_HOBBIES-_–_-dskwid-s92700021990266253_dm&cwd=geo&cwf=pm&cwc=ppc-pla&ds_kid=92700021990266253&gclid=CjwKCAjw3qDeBRBkEiwAsqeO7soldbvrN-wOPB5zBzBTbFCL5n3Py6hdbq7s852Y-o7v50YzAqFs1BoCBYcQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CJX_sI_ej94CFVgX4AodxpoD2w

This was last years big buy and has been an absolute dream, it has been used constantly in the past year from both the girls and is now on sale in most shops…I paid Β£49 and it is as low as Β£35 in Costco or Β£37 in the very sale with some still in stock. Very easy to build as comes mostly ready made. Link for the very sale is below.

You will have seen in August we bought this amazing scooter from Plumuk for Tilly’s birthday, it was Β£59.99 and came with the cute matching helmet, they do however have a cheaper option if you don’t mind giving up the flashing wheels. Tilly loves this scooter and it is very sturdy and easy to use. It comes with a wheel locking system for when they are learning which I found fantastic. Link below

To stay on Plumuk you will have seen the girls were very kindly sent this cookie interactive kitchen, I would highly recommend buying from plum as we have used their products for years ( full review on this product is to come). Use our Discount code BTM30 a huge 30% off….really can’t beat that coming up to Christmas. The discount can be used on any of the indoor range. Link below

For bikes I have always shopped in Smyths toy store, I find they are very reasonably priced and the fact we have 4 children and the bike turn over is quick given how much they grow I feel paying a huge amount for a bike to last a year is not an option, smyths have a great range and don’t feel they are too expensive. Link below

If you are still with me πŸ˜‚ I’d like to go on to small gifts and stocking fillers… favourite!!!

We have been buying from and working with some really amazing businesses recently who I would highly recommend.

Boho kids clothing

The girls are brand reps for this amazing small business who do amazing clothes, from these amazing jumpers to personalised T-shirt’s and bags. they also do Christmas pyjamas so get prepping for Christmas Eve 😍. The quality of the clothes we have received from Boho kids are always second to none and would highly recommend even if we were not brand reps. Code POPPYTILLY10 will get you 10% off….link below


Again the girls are brand reps for this company but would definitely not buy bows from anywhere else, we have bows for every outfit which is easy to do given the prices are so reasonable. Each bow is hand made and so sturdy….I’ve put a few through the wash by mistakeπŸ™ˆ and you would never know. These bows would make great stocking filler or prep for your little ones Christmas Day outfit. Code POPPYTILLY10 will get you 10% off….link below


We have worked with Mini-u recently (go find our review) and have also shopped with them for my own stocking fillers. They are a fantastic children’s bath product brand who have seriously got it so right….the products are great on skin, great for hair and DONT STAIN YOUR BATH! I believe hugely that bath time should be fun so that children are encouraged to be comfortable in water so go get some of these to make bath time great. Link below

I would highly recommend this My fairy garden and light, we spend a really fun afternoon building and preparing this and it can also be used as a nightlight. The girls absolutely love this and water it every day, the grass grows really quickly so you don’t have to wait long….link below$ja=tsid:59156%7Cacid:444-797-0832%7Ccid:598623310%7Cagid:28645194565%7Ctid:aud-262917862928:pla-487246346793%7Ccrid:96091055125%7Cnw:g%7Crnd:12181521784320998838%7Cdvc:m%7Cadp:1o1%7Cmt:%7Cloc:1007338&gclid=CjwKCAjw3qDeBRBkEiwAsqeO7moj5RWozeemwIZcCb3D1zp7UvPAqL6vmid_FDYGgMXv5qX2S9whBRoC70IQAvD_BwE

The girls both have these BFF fingerlings and I’m not exaggerating when I say they go EVERYWHERE with us, the great thing is they are small and can be carried around and have been great for longer journeys in the car….also only Β£14.99….bargain… below

And my favourite little gift for friends and stocking fillers is books….if you go to the works they have 10 books for Β£10 which is fab… below

Ok guys that’s us for now…however I will be updating this blog as and when I shop over the next little while. If you would like me to do a grown up gift idea make sure to head over to Instagram and send me a message.


Welcome back guys….I wanted to pop on and add more to my Christmas prep blog….

We were recently sent a parcel from purple ladybird novelty recently which included 3 tins of putty and 4 squishier.

Now I don’t know about your little ones but mine are obsessed with both these things which meant these went down a treat…

What’s great about these squishes is they come vacuole packed for quality and so that less packaging has to be used, the take a couple of hours(sometimes a day) to fully open and when they do they are sooooo squishy. They also smell amazing, I don’t know if this is meant but I honestly couldn’t get enough πŸ˜‚.

We were also sent the putty, here’s a little video of us receiving them and showing what they do….

Definitely worth a look on their page, which Is @plbfun over on Instagram.


Next I wanted to add in another great gift we were sent recently which were Shimmeez..

These are stuffed animal toys with the most amazing reversible sequins all over them, the come in 4 different large options and 6 small options. They are so much fun for the girls and I’m not even ashamed to say that I love them too πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Head over to their page on Instagram @shimmeez to have a look and get yours now.

Keep your eyes peeled for more gift ideas soon ❀️❀️

Thanks for reading ❀️

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