Sweet Sale: 3 for 2 storewide at Smiggle

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Nov 282018
 

Smiggle

While Australian children are still impatiently waiting for Christmas celebrations to begin, my little half-Duchies are in luck. Every year on December 5th our family honours the Dutch tradition of Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas) and the weeks leading up to it are filled with excitement and little gifts.

On several nights we’ve had six little shoes lined up in front of the fire place filled with drawings, craft, wishlists and even a carrot for Sinterklaas’ horse. These are some of the little shoe-stuffers lined up for my girls this year:

So far this has been the biggest hit of them all, this Bow Alphabet Keyring (RRP $9.95) was a major success with my girl. She absolutely adores her glitter keyring and was so proud to show her friends at school. She instantly attached her to her schoolbag and has mentioned over and over again how much she loves it. This is a real sweet and personal gift and a good size to tuck in Christmas stockings (and shoes!). You can buy the Bow Alphabet Keyring in (almost) all letters of the alphabet.

If pink is not your colour and glitter not your thing, do not worry. There are loads of different alphabet key rings to choose from to suit both boys and girls.

The unicorn craze is still going strong here so this cute Bath Fizzy (100g, RRP $5.95) was a perfect pick. Nothing like a bit of fizz and fragrance to make bath time fun! The bath fizzies are available in unicorn, mermaid, star and heart shape and smell like strawberry, blueberry and berry vanilla. At just over $5 they’re a fantastic price and a great little add-on for birthdays too. If your girls enjoy a spot of DIY there is a great Make Your Own Bath Fizzies kit too, it would make a cool school holiday activity.

I’ll be honest, this pretty Time to Shine Clock (RRP $34.95, ages 6+) is a bit of a selfish gift. I’m secretly hoping that this sparkly sequin alarm clock will help my early risers stay in bed a little longer on weekends. It’s probably a Christmas wish that won’t come true but at least it looks awesome. When you press the button it lights up the room with a beautiful glow and even tells the time, day and temperature out loud! Our ideal ‘Time to Shine’ is 7am or later, what about you?

Just like their mama my girls don’t leave the house with a tube of lipgloss in their bag. They are always looking for different scents so this Shine Gift Pack (5-pack, RRP $19.95) is sure to be well received when it comes to unwrapping time. Raspberry, bubblegum and ice cream, balm, roller and gloss, it’s a fabulous haul for little beauty queens. You even get some cute hair chalk and nail stickers to complete the look!00

Hip Tip: There is no better time than today to stock up on stocking fillers, with a fabulous 3 for 2 offer on all Smiggle goodies. Be quick, offer ends November 29, 2018!

To find out more about Smiggle, to locate a Smiggle store near you or to order online visit www.smiggle.com.au.

Dec 022016
 

Bright Star Kids

Christmas Countdown – Day 2

Big Christmas trees with shiny baubles, sparkly tinsel and fresh green holly, handmade wreaths and beautiful nativity scenes… I love seeing little bits of Christmas pop up wherever we go and I particularly enjoy seeing my children’s faces light up with excitement at the beauty of it all. If you’re looking for a way to make your child’s Christmas extra special you’ll love these festive designs by Bright Star Kids:

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Bright Star Kids has got the whole family covered with a wonderful Christmas Collection full of gorgeous personalised Christmas goodies to suit everyone:

christmas-stockingWith so many deliveries to make in just one night it is easy for Santa Claus to get confused, that’s why Bright Star Kids is helping the old man out by personalising your child’s Christmas stockings and Santa sacks (RRP $19.95-$29.95). Imagine the delight when the kids recognise their own names on Christmas morning! From small gifts to big presents and everything in between, with more than 25 different designs and sizes to choose from there is a perfect stocking or sack for all.

christmas-gift-labelsWrapping parcels for our family and loved ones is one of my favourite things to do, I love thinking about their happy faces when they unwrap their surprises. Whether the gifts are delivered by Santa or you have made/picked them yourself with love, Bright Star Kids gift labels are the cherry on top of a beautifully wrapped present. Bonus: If you choose a personalised label suspicious kids won’t be able to recognise your handwriting so you can keep up the Christmas magic a little longer.

With all the kids excited and everyone in good spirits Christmas is a fantastic opportunity for some lovely family photos, that way you can remember these special moments for years to come. Bright Star Kids offers a great range of Christmas clothing range that can be personalised with your child’s name or even your family name; styles, sizes and price vary per design. I may have to get the pretty Christmas Angel Tee for our little Harriet, isn’t it cute?

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To find out more about Bright Star Kids, to browse the range and to order online visit www.brightstarkids.com.au.

For your chance to win a $60 Bright Star Kids gift voucher enter our Christmas Countdown giveaway below:

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Last-Minute Kris Kringle gifts from Hallmark

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Dec 222014
 

Hallmark

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 www.hallmarkcards.com.au.