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Dec 092018
 

As the world goes quiet and everyone finally closes their eyes at the end of a long day three brave adventurers come out to play. When Connor, Amaya and Greg put on their pyjamas they turn into real night times heroes Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, meet PJ Masks:

Catboy is the leader of the pack, he is fast, agile and has amazing hearing. Owlette is an excellent planner and has fantastic flying skills, her Owl Glider takes her high above everything. Gekko may be the youngest of the trio but he is strong, sticky and a real camouflage hero. Together they save the day and your little PJ Masks fan can come along for the ride…

The PJ Masks Catboy Cat-Car Ride On (RRP $59.95, ages 1+) is a fun scooting mobile designed to look just like Catboy’s car: blue, fast and the perfect transport for heroes in pyjamas. The iconic Catboy shield shaped handle bar features two buttons that activate lights and fun sound effects. The amazing Catboy leaps to the rescue!

When you peek inside the transparent windshield you will see that all three PJ Masks heroes are on board of the Cat-Car, Catboy is in the driver’s seat and right behind him Owlette and Gekko are waiting for their next adventure to begin. Will you be the driver of the getaway car? Hop in the comfortable seat and play the PJ Masks theme song as you take off! The ride-on features extra wide wheels to ensure great stability for young drivers.

You can find the PJ Masks Catboy Cat-Car Ride On at your local Big W store or online at www.bigw.com.au.

To find out more about PJ Masks, to meet the characters and to discover loads of fun PJ Masks activities visit www.pjmasks.com.au.

For your chance to win 1 of 2 PJ Masks Catboy Cat-Car Ride Ons (RRP $59.95) hop on over to the Hip Little One Facebook page to enter:

Dec 082018
 

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As another year draws to a close there is nothing more enjoyable than looking back, reminiscing, revisiting old memories and cherishing special moments. If you are looking for a fabulous way to remember and celebrate some of the world’s most legendary songs and famous singers you’re in luck with Las Vegas hit show Legends In Concert returning to Australia this Summer:

Legends in Concert is known around the globe as the world’s greatest live tribute show; over the past 35 years the show has raked in many awards and amassed more than 30 million fans. Combining world-renowned tribute artists, a live band, talented singers and dancers, elaborate theatrical sets and authentic costumes Legends In Concert is guaranteed to treat the audience to an experience like no other.

This year’s show is a true line-up of legends, covering talented artists like Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder and many others, all of which are handpicked by Legends In Concert biggest fans. It is not every day that this magnificent Las Vegas tribute show can be enjoyed on Australian soil, so if you’re hoping to wow the music lover of the family this Christmas here’s the perfect gift idea.

After last year’s successful tour Legends In Concert has levelled up for 2019 and locked in 20 amazing performances at The Palms, Crown Melbourne from January 10 – January 27, 2019.

To secure your seats for this legendary celebration book your tickets online via Ticketmaster, ticket prices start at $69.90

To find out more about Legends In Concert visit www.legendsinconcert.com.

If you would like to win a Legends in Concert double pass (RRP $179.80) for Friday 11th January 2019, 7.30pm at The Palms, Crown Melbourne hop on over to the Hip Little One Facebook page to enter.

Dec 062018
 

The Ooshies trend steadily continues and what could possibly be better than a soft, squishy Ooshie? 24 soft squishy Ooshies of course! I’ll admit we are a little late to the party but that’s easily solved: Just open 6 doors at once and your Ooshies Advent Calendar is back on track:

The Ooshies Advent Calendar (RRP $39.95) presents as a large colourful box that can stand up independently. Once you open the front cover the 24 secret doors are revealed while the open cover doubles as a cool pop-out play scene for your new Ooshies characters.

Forget about melted chocolates and unwanted sugar rush, behind this calendar’s 24 little doors you will discover 24 hidden Ooshies pencil toppers that are fabulously fun and functional too. Unlike sweet treats they will last long after Christmas and can be enjoyed over and over again. Big Ooshies fans will be pleased to hear that 12 of the calendar doors contain exclusive advent Ooshies, you can not find them anywhere else and they are a must-have for every Ooshies collector.

My little tribe can’t wait to find out which special Ooshies are hiding in their calendar. Miss 8 was super chuffed to find ‘Ken’ waiting behind one of the doors, so now there is finally a Barbie Ooshies wedding on the horizon. The kids play with their Ooshies all the time and still have a few must-haves they are hoping to add to their collection, so fingers crossed! I love that you can store the Ooshies in their little ‘homes’ like a pretty display cabinet, it looks adorable.

The 2018 Ooshies Advent Calendar is available in nine different styles. Whether you adore Care Bears, love Disney or admire Barbie, go crazy for Transformers or are Marvel mad, there is a perfect Ooshies calendar for everyone. Yes, even for large families like ours there is no need to fight!

Hip Tip: As the advent period has officially already started you can now scoop up an Ooshies Advent Calendar at a fantastic discounted price if you shop smart. Be quick and hunt down your favourite!

To find out more about Ooshies and to browse the range visit www.ooshies.net.

Dec 022018
 

I am sure many mums will understand me when I say that I do not at all feel ready for these tweens years yet! The twins turned 10 in August and miss O. dived straight into it by having her ears pierced (after several years of begging!). She doesn’t go anywhere without her lipgloss and sprays perfume by the bottle, I wish she would stay little for a while longer! Thankfully she is not into makeup just yet but she has been having a ball experimenting at home with these tween-friendly gifts from Kooki U:

Designed and made right here in Australia Kooki U offers young Australian girls a cruelty free, mineral based cosmetic range that is affordable and fun. Happy kids, happy mum: Double win!

Whether you are into bright and colourful or neutral and subtle, Kooki U has everyone covered. Olivia is most definitely more the neutral type so this gorgeous Glam Powder (RRP $14.95) suits her perfectly, it adds a subtle touch of shimmery shine to cheeks, eyelids and lips and of course the pretty pink Kabuki Brush makes applying it extra special. Glam Powder is available in three shades: Sparkles, Blue Glow and Pink Glimmer.

Now that Summer has finally arrived it’s time to get out the nail polish and get those toe nails sandal ready. The Kooki U nail polish collection features bold neon colours, sweet pastels and glittery hues and you can even finish the look with some eye catching nail stickers, how awesome is that? When it comes to cleaning up the nail polish can be removed with Kooki U’s gentle moisturising, water-based nail polish remover with Aloe & Vitamin E.

With prices starting at just $1.50 Kooki U is a perfectly shopping destination for birthday presents, Christmas gifts, party favours and stocking fillers that won’t break the bank. You can also handpick your favourite Kooki U pieces and bundle your unique selection in one of the cute Kooki U gift tins, or save time and choose one of the pre-made Kooki U Gift Sets (RRP $19.95-$44.95) instead. The tins look fabulous and can later be used to store other little trinkets and treasures in too.

To find out more about Kooki U, to browse the range and to order online visit www.kookiu.com.au.

For your chance to win a Kooki U gift set of your choice (subject to availability) enter our giveaway below:

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Dec 012018
 

In our family a good book is an absolute December must-have. I love searching for the right book to match each child’s interests and reading level, although sometimes it takes quite the hunt to find that perfect read! I am super excited to have stumbled upon this fabulous new book by Richard Platt and can’t wait to hear what the kids think of it:

As much as they enjoy a nice fiction story our 8 and 10-year olds are even more intrigued by facts and figures, miss 8 regularly borrows a Guinness Book or Records from the library (to the great delight of the library staff) and they pick up so many cool facts and general knowledge through reading. With that in mind I am confident A World of Discovery (RRP $29.99, ages 7+) will be a huge hit.

A World of Discovery is filled from cover to cover with fascinating discoveries and inventions about space travel, science, technology, the human body, time, computers and much more. When and where was it invented and by whom, how does it work, how do we use this today? Inoculation, the compass, explosives, the internet, DNA… kids will love reading about these and many other discoveries that changed the world forever.

With more than 30 different topics there is something interesting to discover for every young reader, in fact even mums and dads can learn a thing or thirty! The gorgeous modern illustrations by James Brown are very eye catching and will help children visualise how each discovery works. A World of Discovery is a large hardcover book with a beautiful embossed cover, making it a wonderful luxurious gift for Christmas.

Hip Tip: If you enjoy ‘A World of Discovery’ make sure to also check out ‘A World of Information’ and ‘A World of Cities’ for many more wonderful finds.

To find out more about Walker Books and to take a closer look at the Judy Moody series visit www.walkerbooks.com.au.

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Nov 302018
 

Earlier this year I told you all about the excitement of Santa’s Wonderland, the place-to-be for Adelaide families during Christmas time. It’s only a matter of days until the doors finally open on December 7 and there is so much Christmas magic waiting behind those gates, make sure you mark it on your calendar!

If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet there is still time, conveniently book your preferred time-slot online to secure your entry to Adelaide’s favourite Christmas destination. Buying online is super easy (tickets are emailed to you instantly) and you’ll save some welcome dollars compared to door-prices too.

Here’s your last chance to save $40+ on a Santa’s Wonderland Family Pass. Simply buy 4 or more tickets online and enter the code ‘CANDYCANE’ at checkout to get an extra $2 off each ticket. That’s a huge saving of 25% compared to 4 tickets at the gate! Be quick, this last minute offer ends November 30th at 11.30pm.

This year Santa’s Wonderland is going to be bigger and better than ever; boys, girls, young and old will be spoilt for choice with lots and lots of magical things to see, do, hear, try, make and enjoy. Who doesn’t love the sound of unlimited carnival rides, unlimited ice skating (with free skate aids for little visitors), unlimited tobogganing, unlimited bouncy castles and ball pits, unlimited ride-on reindeer fun, a play inside a giant inflatable snow dome, Christmas craft, story time with Mrs. Christmas, a Christmas parade and so much more!

The whole family will love exploring all that Santa’s Wonderland has to offer: drop into Candy Land, join the excitement in Ice Wonderland, browse Traditional Family Christmas Island and go on one of the many rides as often as you like. Make sure you bring your camera as there are amazing photo opportunities wherever you look and those precious memories will be treasured a life time.

As a budget-conscious parent I love that a ticket to Santa’s Wonderland includes pretty much everything there is to do in one single ticket price. The all-inclusive ticket price gives you a massive 3 hours of non-stop festive fun and magical moments for your family to enjoy without you having to grab your wallet and spend more over and over again. Click here for a full list of all that’s included when you visit Santa’s Wonderland (and the few things that aren’t).

Santa’s Wonderland is located at the Adelaide Showground (Wayville, SA) and will be open from December 7 – December 24, 2018. Each ticket allows for 3 full hours of entry during the session-time chosen when booking, that’s a whole lot of Christmas fun! Alternatively tickets can be purchased at the gate at door prices, but sessions can be sold-out so booking in advance is recommended. Children under 2 years of age are free.

To find out more about Santa’s Wonderland and to secure your favourite time-slot online visit www.santaswonderland.com.au.

For your chance to win a Santa’s Wonderland family pass (RRP $160, admits 4) for the time slot of your choice hop on over to the Hip Little One Facebook page and enter. Good luck!

Nov 292018
 

VTech

Last year Sinterklaas treated our daughter Olivia to a gorgeous VTech electronic diary which quickly became the envy of her younger sisters. They’ve been trying to crack the password ever since but it has kept her secrets safe nonetheless, to great frustration of the wannabe-hackers. It was no surprise Juliet instantly added a lockup diary to her wishlist too and thankfully for her this fabulous new VTech release hit the shelves at the right time:

Not only does this pretty pink VTech Secret Safe Diary (RRP $59.95, ages 6-11) keep secrets safe, it also helps you keep track of your diary, addresses, alarms and more and even protects your favourite little treasures without the need for a key. So how does that work?

There’ll be no unwanted snooping in this special diary, only the true owner can see what’s behind the little heart by saying the magic voice password. Once unlocked the digital diary reveals a large 2.4” colour screen and a proper QWERTY keyboard, ready to record all your secrets, stories, musings and plenty more. At the bottom of the diary a secret little drawer provides a perfect hide-out for small treasures like jewellery or tiny notes.

Using the six cute flower buttons you can access the different modes of play: Diary, Pets, My Friends and Me, My Voice Recordings, My Games and Activities and My Settings. With 20 different learning activities to choose from the diary is a very versatile design that will keep young girls entertained for ages. Juliet loves writing about any special outings or events in her diary and her alarm clock helps her get ready on time (although sometimes she sets the wrong time and wakes everyone up!).

One of Juliet’s favourite features is the virtual pet play, she has created an adorable pet dog named Bella that she can give food and water, bathe and play games with or even give an immunisation. You can also decorate your pet’s living and areas to create the perfect home. If cats or horses are more your thing they are available for adoption too. There are loads of other fun and educational activities to keep young minds busy, like a typing test, crosswords, amazing mazes, maths challenges and logic thinking games.

Another big hit with our little performer is the ability to tape voice memos and songs and edit them to make them extra spectacular. You can listen to your recordings over and over again and practise to become a great singer, news reader or TV presenter. Juliet is forever singing her favourite tracks in her room and admiring her efforts afterwards.

VTech toys are available at major department stores, select online stores and independent toy retailers across Australia.

To find out more about VTech, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.vtech.com.au.