A wooden toy kitchen is one of the best toy investments you can make. Children love them, they inspire endless amounts of imaginative and creative play, and the educational and developmental benefits are boundless. Every… 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