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Lovely gifts for kids. (And some for the dog too!)

We have been sent some lovely gifts for kids (including the new furry one!) this year and I thought I would share some of our favourites as Christmas is round the corner now and I thought it might help anyone struggling for ideas and starting to panic!

Things to read.

The Christmas Snowflake which is from the same company that the gorgeous My Golden Ticket book came from. As gifts for kids go, I don’t think you can get much better then a book, especially not one as lovely as these personalised ones!

We have been playing some brilliant games!

Having fun with Yeti in my spaghetti.

Bunny Jump, Yeti in my Spaghetti and 5 Second Rule Junior, all by University Games, a lovely company with loads of brilliant games available. (FYI you can actually use the bunny as a weapon if you are a 5 year old boy, he was ‘firing’ it at his sister! I think that shows that there are many ways to play a game no?!)

5 Second Rule also comes in a mini version, perfect for taking on holiday or popping in your bag when you need to keep the kids busy somewhere!


We were also sent some Sylvanian Families, (not this kit sadly, although I’ve linked to the house in the picture.), I loved Sylvanian Families, as a child I would play for hours and hours with them, and some Aquabeads which come in so many different kit forms now, Star Wars and Disney Princesses to name but a few! You can even get a Sylvanian Family Aquabead set!

I reviewed some fab stuff too, the Little Live Pets Kitten, and The Smart Globe, (which I really liked but would probably go for the model up as it looked like there was a lot more you could do with it!).


I also loved these Frozen Itty Bitty dolls from Hallmark, so much so that I promptly hid them to pop in the kid’s stockings this year! Get the set of 4 here.

Something different.

If you’re looking to give something a little different, how about tickets to the amazing Gifford’s Circus? We have loved it both times we’ve been!

Festival tickets? Both Cornbury and Geronimo have both been fabulous this year, with Cornbury carrying on, despite saying it was their last event!

A show at the Theatre? The Everyman in Cheltenham has the most wonderful shows for children and the panto!

And for the furry child in your life?

Barney absolutely loves these treats by Nature’s Menu and will be finding some in his stocking for sure!

He was also sent an amazing LED flashing jacket for Winter walks but is too big for it so we’ve not had a chance to test it, but it’s too lovely not to mention! His is Maroon with a furry hood!


** Disclaimer, I was sent all of the items, some as gifts, some in exchange for reviews or social media mentions. Links are affiliate which means that if you use my link to buy any of the items, I get a (tiny) percentage of the sale.**





  1. Sarah mcleod
    December 23, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    I love reading and so do my family. I think the personalised Wonka book is a brilliant gift idea.

  2. Amelia Kennedy
    December 24, 2017 / 8:05 am

    Some lovely ideas here! My family all love reading, as do I … x

  3. Sandra Bald
    December 24, 2017 / 11:38 am

    I love reading & so do my hubby & daughter. We think the personalised Wonka book is great.

  4. justine meyer
    December 24, 2017 / 1:52 pm

    I have always got a book not far from me and have always encouraged the kids to read so we are all avid readers x

  5. December 26, 2017 / 1:34 pm

    I adore gifting encounters. I think making recollections is a great deal more fun than collecting more stuff. Sylvan appears as though it would be an incredible expansion of any youngster’s instruction.

  6. Laura Williams
    December 27, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    I love reading and have passed this love on to my 6 children! They are all bookworms and we have that many books we seem to be creating a household library! Love the Willy Wonka book!

  7. ashleigh allan
    December 27, 2017 / 11:36 pm

    The books look great I love reading and so do my kids!

  8. Becky Duffy
    January 6, 2018 / 7:47 pm

    Lovely gift ideas in this post. I love reading!

  9. almothana
    January 9, 2018 / 9:42 am

    this is a great idea for a gift.

  10. lorraine kirk
    January 10, 2018 / 11:40 am

    My little boy got the Wonderbly Willy Wonka Book from Santa. He loves it and I love reading it too 🙂

  11. Tracy Higgs
    January 11, 2018 / 5:58 pm

    The Christmas Snowflake looks like a lovely book. I love reading.

  12. Kim Neville
    January 13, 2018 / 3:45 pm

    My son would love reading his own Golden ticket book
    I love reading

  13. Clare Webb
    January 14, 2018 / 12:00 am

    I love reading to my children and am always looking for new books!

  14. Michelle jones
    January 14, 2018 / 1:44 am

    Golden ticket book is gorgeous. I love reading!

  15. joanne casey
    January 14, 2018 / 8:49 am

    Some great ideas, I love reading and so do my hubby and kids

  16. Anneka
    January 14, 2018 / 2:46 pm

    I love Reading!!! It’s the best way to escape and encourage imagination

  17. becci cleary
    January 14, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    This is FAB! I love Reading Roald Dahl (and Harry Potter) Books with my kids 🙂

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