May 042015

Jack & Evelyn

Big Baby Shower – Day 4

A teddy bear here, a rattle there, baby’s first soccer ball, a set of blocks, a doll and a car… it starts with just a few toys but before you know it your baby’s toy collection is taking up your entire nursery. Give your baby’s gear a tidy and stylish home with one of these beautiful toy boxes from Jack & Evelyn:

Jack & Evelyn Toy Box Pink

From the moment they were first released in December last year the gorgeous Jack & Evelyn toy boxes were extremely popular and they can now be found in many nurseries, playrooms and living rooms across Australia. I love seeing all the personalised creations pop up on the Jack & Evelyn Facebook page, so many different names and so many different looks.

Jack & Evelyn Toy Box NavyMeasuring 85 x 45 x 42cm in size and designed without a (potentially dangerous) lid a Jack & Evelyn toy boxes offers lots of storage space whilst keeping contents easily accessible for little hands. I love the sleek and timeless design, so much more durable than bright colours or lots of bells and whistles!. Toy boxes are currently available in navy, pink and grey to suit boy, girls and gender neutral rooms.

Wooden Toy Box GreyThanks to Jack & Evelyn one of my lovely Hip Little One readers will be spoiled with a Wooden Toy Box in the colour of his/her choice, it will even be personalised to add an extra special touch. I would be so thrilled to add one of the amazing toy boxes to our baby’s nursery and I am sure the lucky winner will be thrilled with the end result. Which name/word would you like to see on your new toy box?

To find out more about Jack & Evelyn, to browse the range and to order online visit

For your chance to win a Jack & Evelyn Personalised Wooden Toy Box (RRP $169) in navy, pink or grey enter our giveaway below:

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Dec 072014

Jack & Evelyn

Christmas Countdown – Day 7

For most families Santa delivers a whole heap of new toys and while the kids are usually very excited to play with their new Christmas gifts they are not so keen on tidying up afterwards. At Jack & Evelyn they know that children want to access their toys whenever they want but they also understand that parents like a tidy, organised home which is why they have designed a beautiful Jack & Evelyn toy box:

Jack & Evelyn Toy Box

The brand new Jack & Evelyn Wooden Toy Box (RRP $139) has only just arrived on Australian shores and we are very excited to give one of these awesome boxes away in our Christmas Countdown.

Wooden Toy Box GreyMade from strong, durable MDF these great toy boxes make a neat and stylish home for all those loose toys that cover your bedroom, playroom or lounge room floor. They are generous in size (85 x 45 x 42cm) and are designed without a lid, that way children can rummage through their toys safely without the risk of injured fingers or bumped heads. The Jack & Evelyn Wooden Toy Box is currently available in navy/white, pink/white and grey/white and with its sleek and neutral design it is sure to fit in with any decor.

Pink Wooden Toy BoxFor an extra special touch you can have your new Jack & Evelyn Toy Box personalised with the name of your child or a word of your choosing, a small $20 fee applies. To do so Jack & Evelyn uses neutral white wooden letters that match the toy box beautifully. What a nice way to award ownership to your children and encourage them to tidy and look after what belongs to them. I think this would make a fantastic keepsake gift that will be enjoyed for years to come.

To find out more about Jack & Evelyn, to browse the range and to order online visit

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Oct 292013

Disney Infinity

With only one week to go until the end of our Disney Infinity giveaway here’s another little update on our Disney Infinity journey, this time we’re talking about the Disney Infinity Toy Box. Now before I start it is important to know that we’ve only just discovered the tip of the iceberg, the options in the Toy Box are endless and it would take us a very, very, very long time to explore every aspect of it (we may even never reach that point).

The Disney Infinity Toy Box starts with an empty square of terrain, which you have to build into your own Toy Box World piece by piece. From trees to mountains, from buildings to rivers, from ramps to mazes, from characters to vehicles, from night to day, it is all up to you and you can make it as simple or detailed as you like. Obviously we are still learning and our Toy Box World is nothing special compared to the videos I’ve seen online but the kids don’t mind (they’re easily impressed), they have fun playing and we have a great time adding to the design.

Toy Box Syndrome

The Toy Box comes with a standard selection of items and by playing the games in the Disney Infinity Play Sets you can collect loads and loads more. To ‘earn’ the extra items you don’t need to do anything fancy, they’ll automatically be added to your Toy Box inventory as you play. So the more different Play Sets you get, and the more you play them, the faster your Toy Box will get filled with exciting new components to decorate your very own Toy Box World.

The options are endless in the Toy Box

Within the Toy Box you can play any character of which you own the figurine, eg. Captain Jack Sparrow and Sulley (who are both part of Starter Pack) can play together. This ability to mix and match different movies and characters is very cool, imagine Sulley driving in Mr. Incredible’s car (which you’ve ‘earnt’ by playing The Incredibles Play Set) and Captain Jack Sparrow riding Archie the Scare Pig (which you’ve earnt by playing the Monster University Play Set).

Mr. Incredible Toy Box

If you don’t have the time to create your own Toy Box World or if you just need some inspiration to get started you can count on your fellow Disney Infinity players to help you out in the Disney Infinity Community. You can join the forum, ask questions, send in your own Toy Box creations, check out designs made by others and even download the most popular Toy Box Toy Worlds for you to enjoy!

Power Disc CinderellaIn my Disney Infinity introduction post I already explained a bit about the Power Discs which are available in either a hexagonal or round shape. The Hexagonal Power Discs are made to fit on the Play Set ‘spot’ on the base and add unique collectibles or design features to your Toy Box, allowing you to create an even more magical environment to explore and play in. There are currently 20 different power discs to collect as part of series 1 and series 2 and 3 are just around the corner.

Wreck It Ralph Power DiscBefore Disney Infinity was released we looked at all the discs available, we had hoped to be able to get our hands on one the Wreck It Ralph Power Discs and were lucky enough to find one of them as part of our Disney Infinity Starter Pack. Our kids absolutely love this movie and when you use this particular Ralph disc you can change the sky of your Toy Box world to represent the Sugar Rush game which looks awesome.

Other Power Disc collectibles/design features include Cinderella’s Coach, Stitch’s Blaster, Rapunzel’s Lantern Sky, Mickey’s Jalopy Car, the Dumbo ride from Walt Disney World and many more. I can’t wait to see what special additions the next two series will bring!

If you would love to experience the magic that is Disney Infinity and you haven’t entered our giveaway yet make sure you get your entries in today, the competition will end on November 5, 2013. Entering is super simple, just use the widget below. Up for grabs is a Disney Infinity PS3 Starter Pack valued at $89.95.

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