This Christmas, it’s time for your little ones to join Hey Duggee and the Squirrels for some badge earning fun.  With Duggee and the Squirrel characters brightening up pre-schoolers mornings with their latest adventure.  It’s easy to understand why they would like to continue this fun after the episode has finished.  Thanks to a wonderful range of Hey Duggee toys and accessories the fun and adventure doesn’t need to stop. A-Woof!… View Post

Switch up your Xmas Sweater Game with OppoSuits

Switch up your Xmas Sweater Game with OppoSuits

So, if we are going all out to make a statement by the snowy Christmas tree twinkling lights, let’s do it properly, hey? Why wear a Christmas jumper when you can wear a Christmas suit? Seriously. Go all out. Turn that annual advent night out with your mates into less of a Christmas Jumper Night Out, and more of a Christmas Jumper and Christmas Suits Night Out!… View Post

Give the gift of reading and start saving …

Give the gift of reading and start saving for Christmas

It’s been well documented that reading for pleasure helps children achieve more both at school and in life. If you love reading and have a passion for children’s books, then Scholastic Book Parties offers a fantastic opportunity to help support literacy through running your own book business. … View Post

Does searching for presents for young children have …

Does searching for presents for young children have to be a daunting task?

Every mother knows that searching for presents for young children with Christmas slowly creeping up on us can be a daunting task (even for the most seasoned of mothers). There are many questions to consider such as what does my child what? Will my child like it? What age group is it for? Is it too expensive? Will it be used after 6 months to a year or will they become disinterested in it when the next new gadget comes out. More importantly actually knowing where to look can also be a significant challenge.… View Post

Gifts That Teenage Girls Will Love!

Gifts That Teenage Girls Will Love!

Buying for teenagers isn’t’ the easiest. They know what they like and what they don’t like, and if you get it wrong not only are you going to waste your money but you could also insult them! While teens are far from being adults, under no circumstances do they want to be considered as kids, and so it can make finding an age-appropriate gift somewhat tricky. Whether you have a teenager yourself or you are buying for one, here are a few ideas for different routes you could go down.… View Post

Simple Steps to Curb Your Spending in the …

Simple Steps to Curb Your Spending in the Run Up to Christmas

With the run-up to Christmas well and truly on (even if many of us are in denial), it can get us planning, budgeting, and thinking about all that we have to do to really improve our finances. After all, there are only a couple of paydays until Christmas (if you don’t get one just a few days before). Unfortunately, though, it isn’t like there is a magic wand to wave and all of our finances will be sorted out. There are plenty of things that we can be doing to cut our necessary spend, but really the focus needs to be cutting down or eliminating the unnecessary spend.… View Post

Four gift experiences that tweens will love

Four gift experiences that tweens will love

The solution is to get creative about gifts and select stuff that will really enhance their tweenage years. It’s oh-so-easy to fall into the trap of purchasing electronic devices, accessories, and games. They’re everywhere these days, and we can’t deny that it’s not the norm. Scratch that, and take a look at just four alternative gifts I’ve found for your not-so-youngsters.… View Post

Shop online to spend less and stress less …

Shop online to spend less and stress less this Christmas

Whether it’s whopping Christmas lists, weekly shops, or bits and bobs for birthday parties, whatever, just a few clicks and I can switch my mind back onto something more important. Within days, a parcel arrives. Often the next day, nowadays. And while delivery costs used to be extortionate, most of the time now it costs less than petrol and parking, if anything at all.… View Post

The Price I Want to Pay for Christmas

The Price I Want to Pay for Christmas

If you haven’t already, go, go, GO checkout Price I Want to Pay. The name says it all really. And this is how it works. Around about now or over the coming weeks, the kids will be writing their letters to FC. Whether the elves pick them up or they shoot up the chimney – however, magic goes down in your house, Price I Want to Pay makes the magic happen.… View Post

LoveKnitting for Christmas + #Giveaway

LoveKnitting for Christmas + #Giveaway

As the days get a little colder and the nights start drawing in, we’re starting to think about, dare we say it, Christmas! Of course for us, here at LoveKnitting, that means needles at the ready and time to get planning how many socks to knit, what Christmas jumper to make and all the baby outfits we’ll be gifting.  … View Post

Operation Code Name: #PresentPatrol

Operation Code Name: #PresentPatrol

Christmas is almost upon us and whilst most of us are pulling together the finishing touches to our Christmas plans.  There are those who are making plans of a different nature.  Sadly, there are those who like to think of Christmas as a great time to break in and take all of the presents from underneath the Christmas Tree. ADT take security as seriously as Father Christmas takes delivering presents on time – which is why they’ve been focusing on the best ways to keep our presents safe this Christmas. … View Post

Family time is not just for Christmas

Family time is not just for Christmas

When you think of Christmas Day, what comes to mind? A mammoth roast turkey with all the trimmings, presents galore scattered beneath the tree, an afternoon nap in front of the TV or a reunion with your family (war over a game of Monopoly is optional)?

Family time tends to be at the forefront of our minds during the festive season, more so than at any other time of the year, but it might surprise you to learn that 1.5 million British adults only see their immediate family once a year – on Christmas Day.… View Post