Last-Minute Kris Kringle gifts from Hallmark

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Dec 222014


With Christmas only three sleeps away the time for online shopping is long gone, even a trip to the city maybe too much of an ask with such limited time left. Don’t worry, you can scoop up these gorgeous last-minute gifts and gorgeous stocking fillers from Hallmark just around the corner at your local newsagent, Target or gift store:

Itty Bitty Disney Princesses

If your daughter is as crazy about Disney princesses as my girls are she is sure to adore these gorgeous new Itti Bittys by Hallmark, aren’t they cute?

Itty Botty SuperheroesItty Bittys are cute and cuddly collectable mini dolls available in a range of iconic characters to suit boys and girls: from Marvel Superheroes to cheeky monsters Mike and Sulley, from Star Wars to Wizard of Oz, from Mickey and Minnie to Winnie the Pooh and Piglet, from Disney Princesses to Batman and Wonder Woman, there is a perfect Itty Bitty for everyone! Even Frozen’s hugely popular Anna and Elsa are making an appearance, just in time for Christmas.

Itty Bittys FrozenPriced at just RRP $7.99 per individual character Itty Bittys are a fun and affordable stocking filler that won’t break the bank. They’re the perfect size for little hands and small backpacks so they’re the ideal travel buddy for your upcoming school holiday trip. Just pop in to your local stockist to start your collection, be warned: Itty Bittys are so sweet they’re very hard to resist! You can tick off all your buddies on the Big List of Itty Bittys as you go.

To add a bit of extra magic to your Christmas celebrations Hallmarks has also released a special Northpole est. 1820 collection that will warm the hearts of everyone who believes. This delightful range of Northpole inspired gifts comes straight from Santa’s home and the elves’ workshop, no matter how old you are you can’t help but smile when you see what Hallmark has in store for you this festive season:

Find Me Santa SnowflakeWith so many presents to deliver in such a short amount of time it can’t be easy for Mr. Claus to remember everyone, after all he’s not that young anymore. Make sure you won’t miss out this Christmas by putting this super clever Find Me Santa Snowflake (RRP $9.95) up at the window. Personalise this pretty decoration with your child’s name and you can count on the glowing LED lights to signal Santa and tell him exactly where to find you.

Hallmark Light-a-MagicI know my children would have endless fun with these cool Light-a-Magic (RRP $19.99) decorations, they’re such a classic gift and gorgeous keepsake. Each unit plays two different Christmas tunes, add to that the beautiful lights and moving images and you’ve got the perfect traditional Christmas decoration that will be enjoyed year after year. You can even click the individual units together for a bigger Christmas story, the three Light-a-Magic decorations would make a great gift for siblings to share together.

Magic SnowballWe may not be able to experience a white Christmas here in Australia but that doesn’t need to stop you from enjoying a good old snowball fight. Hallmark’s Magic Snowball (RRP $3.95) is soft, fluffy and lights up with the colours of the Northern Lights as you throw it and the best part it is: it won’t melt! Get the family together and enjoy a toss of Northpole fun in the comfort of your own home for less than 5 bucks.

To find out more about Hallmark, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit

Dec 222014

Boon Inc

Christmas Countdown – Day 22

If you are a trendy new or expecting mama you have no doubt discovered Boon Inc., a hugely popular US label known around the globe for its innovative baby products. Boon Inc. is all about making the life of parents easier and today’s Christmas Countdown prize is sure to do just that:

Boon Naked Baby Bath Tub

The sleek and stylish Boon Inc. Naked Baby Bath Tub (RRP $69.95, available in green, blue or pink) is designed to take the stress out of baby bath time and add a touch of cool to your bath room at the same time.

Boon Naked Baby BathThe clever collapsible design of the Boon Inc. Naked Baby Bath Tub (suitable from birth to 18 months) allows you to create the perfect support position for every stage of your baby’s growth: the reclined position is ideal for newborns as it keeps their head above water and cradles them for a safe, comfortable feeling while the fully-expanded position offers a bigger bathing area to suit sitting infants and toddlers.

Boon Naked Baby Bath PostitionsUnlike many other baby baths the Naked Baby Bath Tub is slim to fold and compact to store or hang up, it is a convenient one-piece design without separate parts that can get lost or forgotten. Like the rest of the Boon Inc. range the tub is free from BPA, PVC and Phthalates so you can get your baby squeaky clean without exposing your precious bundle to nasty chemicals.

You can find your favourite Boon Inc. products at Baby Bunting, Toys ‘R’ Us, Bubs Baby Shop and Baby Village.

To find out more about Boon Inc. and to browse the range visit

For your chance to win a Boon Inc. Naked Baby Bath Tub (RRP $69.95, green or blue) enter our giveaway below:

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Dec 222014


Christmas Countdown – Day 22

As a mum of four children I know very well how tricky it can be to find time to get anything done when you have a curious baby to entertain. Today’s awesome Christmas Countdown prize from Lamaze will keep little minds engaged and small hands busy so you can pop to the toilet, hang up the washing or make yourself a well deserved cup of coffee:

Lamaze Symphony Motion Gym

The Lamaze Symphony Motion Gym (RRP $99.95) is the perfect mix between a play rug, motion gym and tummy time mat, it’s a fantastic multifunctional design that provides hours and hours of fun for little ones from birth onwards.

Lamaze Symphony Motion Gym PondThe soft, padded mat is round in shape and decorated with attractive colourful patterns and pictures that are appealing to young eyes. Many babies are not very keen on tummy time so the key is to present them with lots of interesting things to look at and play with, that way they won’t even have time to get bored or upset. Tummy time is very important for baby’s development and can help avoid and relieve ‘flat head’ symptoms.

Lamaze Space ToysWhen your baby is on his back there is plenty to see too, pop up the quick snap arches and watch your baby as he follows and grabs the fun hanging toys and mirror. The toys and arches of the lightweight Lamaze Symphony Motion Gym are detachable (handy for easy storage or transport) and the soft play mat is machine washable so you can remove little dribbles, food spills and other messy accidents. Nice bonus: The toys are great entertainment in the pram or car too.

With the added entertainment of sound and motion (3 AA batteries, not included) the Lamaze Symphony Motion Gym is sure to put smiles on little faces whilst stimulating baby’s brains and encouraging hand/eye coordination. The Lamaze Symphony Motion Gym is currently available in two stylish designs: Pond and Space.

Lamaze Developmental Toys are available at Target, Big W, Toys R’Us, Baby Bunting and all good independent baby retailers across Australia.

To find out more about Lamaze and to browse the range visit

For your chance to win a Lamaze Symphony Motion Gym (RRP $99.95, choose from Pond or Space) enter our giveaway below:

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