The last weekend in November…can you believe it? November has flown by and we are getting ready to get all full-on festive (with bells on!). It is possibly the most exciting time of year if you have kids who believe in the magic of Christmas which can be infectious. So, while we go and dust down the tinsel, take a look at what we’ve been loving this week.
Georgie and the boys sat down to do some Buttonbag craft goodies to get them into the Christmas Spirit. Teddy was too young to quite grasp the concept of the “make and do”…especially when he can “grab and throw” but Harry and Georgie really enjoyed spending time together doing the Advent Calendar and Christmas decorations. They really are simple to do and anyone can have a go. To celebrate Christmas being just around the corner, Buttonbag are giving away to one of our readers a goodie bag of the Christmas decoration craft boxes. They are perfect as Advent Calendar gifts, Christmas Holiday activities and stocking fillers.
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- The Giveaway will run from 04.00am GMT on 26th November 2016 until 00:00am GMT on 10th December 2016.
- The Giveaway is open to UK residents only.
- The Giveaway is open to entrants aged 18 and over.
- The prize is not transferable.
- The winner will be chosen at random and will be announced via social media outlets and will also be contacted in person. Make sure you have subscribed to our blog so you can keep an eye out to see if you have won!
We were gifted the Buttonbag craft sets. All thoughts, opinions and styling however are entirely our own.
Did you see our Advent Calendar post last week? It’s not too late to get yours, so don’t miss out. Harriet and Katie had a great time putting together their Cotton Twist Make Your Own Advent this week. It was so much fun making it together, a perfect after school activity. You can add sweets, little pressies or mini experiences/activities into the envelopes. Cotton Twist have some great ideas on their blog which you can print out and cut up, like Today We Are Choosing Our Christmas Tree, Today We’re Going Ice Skating – all in fun colours.
We were gifted the Cotton Twist Advent Calendar. All thoughts, opinions and styling however are entirely our own.
Most kids go through a Lego obsessed stage and these Brikkon sets are perfect for little people who are too busy rushing about to build a spaceship/castle/tree house etc from scratch. The models are easy to assemble and then have small notches which Lego can be placed and built on. Katie has bought a few of these, and they are great fun and a perfect addition to any lego mad household. Available here.
We love Cheryl Rawling’s designs and style so when we saw these Naughty/Nice bauble beauties at Origami-est we knew they were a Christmas must have for a bit of cool, grown up decoration. Available to pre-order here.
This festive animal set from Mibo would make a cute Advent gift/Christmas activity to do with a small child. The animal pop out, so no scissors required and they can be used as tree decorations, gift tags or making a seasonal scene. Available here.
As we start being invited over to friend’s and family’s house to indulge in some Christmas spirit, we can start thinking about gifts we can take which isn’t a box of chocolates (obviously always take wine!). This little star spoon would be a lovely gift tied with some twine to a jar of yummy jam or marmalade. Available here.
Just in case anyone is taking note out there, we LOVE this gift set from Hush. How gorgeous would it be to wake up on Christmas Day and find this under the tree? Gold stars on a bright blue and cosy cashmere? Yes please! Available here.
How about having one of your Advent day surprises a pyjama day with a movie? These pyjamas from Lala & Bea would fit the bill and would not look too out of place if you threw on a coat and wellies to get out in the fresh air. Available here.
Talking of Lala & Bea, Georgie was having a coffee with one of the gorgeous girls who make up the brand, Katie, who introduced her to Sevin London. She had one of the candles and the towels. Oh. My. Goodness, the candle smelt divine and the towels felt like no other towel has felt…cloud soft and something you’d want to wrap yourself up in whilst lighting one of the candles and driving off in a moment of calm. Available here.
In preparation for the big man visiting on the 24th December, this plate from Buddy & Bear will make him feel welcome with a mince pie and maybe a shot of whiskey to keep him going…and not forgetting the all important carrot for the reindeer. They do a number of different designs and they are a big favourite of Harriet’s – plastic to avoid spillages, yet large enough for a proper portioned meal. Available here.