Gift Guide For Babies, Toddlers & Small Children

Buying for babies, toddlers and small children is my favourite category to buy for, I find it so easy to buy for babies and young children in this range and find it unbelievably hard when anyone else say's the opposite. Babies are yet to talk, unless you count goo goo gaa gaa of course this is words, baby talk really is a important step and encourages vocabulary, enough now, I am not teaching a lesson, I am about to introduce you to some of the cutest baby, toddler and small children Christmas bit's around.


My Spud is 7 now, although he will always be my baby, I don't think he would appreciate me very much if I got him an item from this list, thankfully I have three baby/toddler nephews to buy for who fit into this category easily!

Decorations



Forever Friends Baby's 1st Christmas Bauble - From £4.99.

I was sent this beautiful Christmas bauble from Hallmark's Forever Friends Christmas range, this adorable ceramic bauble can be personalised (this option cost extra at £9.99) with a name to create a beautiful reminder of baby's very first Christmas or can be purchased with no personalisation.

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Baby's First Christmas Decoration - £7.50.


Celebrate a baby's first Christmas with a beautiful handmade personalised wooden decoration. Each decoration is individually made to order with your personalisation and ready to hang with gorgeous traditional red and white baker's twine. The design is printed on special fabric which is mounted onto the wooden heart and trimmed by hand. The same design is printed on both sides. The decorations arrive wrapped in white tissue.
Available exclusively through Not On The Highstreet.
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Baby Twins 1st Personalised Christmas Decoration - £8.

I've never actually had to buy for twins so I never thought about joint products before but when searching for items for this gift guide I come across this beautiful handmade (in the UK) unique product and knew I had to feature it. The decoration can be personalised on both the front for the twins themselves and on the back from the buyer. The hair colours can be changed and if the twins are both the same sex that can also be altered too!

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Food & Feeding Accessories



Annabel Karmel's New Organic Baby Range

With over 20 years of weaning experience under her apron, Annabel Karmel's scrumptious flavour combinations contain nothing but pure, wholesome goodness and taste just like homemade meals - perfect for tiny tums! Spud loved having Annabel's meals when he was a baby which was great for on the go meals and when he attended private nursery and I wasn't able to give him my home cooked meals. Annabel has a whole range of products suitable for babies from the first weaning stage all the way up to big children ages! You can find Annabel's great range of baby food items from supermarkets nationwide! For your chance to win a parcel of 10 Annabel Karmel new organic range pouches enter the competition here.

Available from supermarkets and selected shops nationwide.


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OXO Tots Flippy Snack Cup £6.

If your expecting friends or family members with small children over the festive period then OXO have a great range of products to make you the most perfect hospitality host! This flippy snack cup from OXO can be filled with some festive treats for the small members of the family. To find out more about this product and for your chance to win one (along with the two other fabulous OXO TOT items) view the competition here. 

Available to buy from Mothercare, John Lewis, Amazon, Kiddicare and other leading baby/child retailers.

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Tommee Tippee Feeding Kit - £10 upwards.

Buying for small babies can be difficult from the age range of this guide, however all babies go through the weaning process to start them on to solids which will be their used style of eating throughout their whole lives. Why not buy this adorable little feeding kit from Tommee Tippee which comes in two different colours for that baby on your Christmas list? To win some Tommee Tippee goodies yourself check out the competition here. 

Tommee Tippee products are available to buy from Boots, Sainsbury's, Mothercare, Asda, John Lewis, Tesco, Kiddicare, Amazon, Babies R Us and many more places.

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MAM Welcome To The World Gift Set - £24.99

Available to buy in either pink or blue these beautifully themed gift sets are perfect for any newborn babies you may have to buy for. The gift set contains two 160ml anti-colic bottles, one 260ml anti-colic bottle, one 0-2month start soother and one clip. The set comes in a packed window display box along with a printed tag so need to wrap it up!

Available to buy from Amazon, online from MAM and all good baby retailers.


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John Lewis Baby My First Christmas Melamine Dinner Set - £9.95.
This festive melamine dinner set includes a bowl, plate and mug with the adorable Christmas design of Father Christmas and a penguin. Suitable from 12 month's the set is dishwasher safe and would make the perfect little set at any table this Christmas.

Available to buy from selected John Lewis stores and online.

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Toys, Teddies & Ride Ons.



My Blue Nose Friends - £5 each.


My Blue Nose Friends are adorable little friends made by Carte Blanche the same people who bring Tatty Teddy to us. There are over 100 My Blue Nose Friends out there but these four featured in this guide are going to be big sellers this Christmas! These cute mini plushes from My Blue Nose Friends are a bargain steal at just £5 each. Choose from Avery the Chick, Flash the Pink Dragon, Ziza the African Elephant or Tinsel the Artic Fox.



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Wheely Bug - £64.95

Wheelybugs go backwards, forwards, sideways, round and round! They can be ridden, pushed, pulled, kissed and cuddled! These ride on bugs are great for girls and boys and almost have a magical mind of their own! Wheelybugs are designed to offer hours of robust fun and help to promote self-confidence, balance, spatial awareness and gross motor skills. The distinctive shape of the Wheelybug is very user friendly, children don't get stuck against obstacles like some other ride on toys.

Available to buy from Hippy Chick.



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Until We Hug Again - £14.99

This bear is a very special plush bear that offers mum, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunts & uncles with children in their lives the opportunity to share the love of a hug even when they can't be there in person! The bear can store recorded messages from loved ones that are played back to the child with every hug! This is a perfect present for any children this year!

Available to buy from Hallmark

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LEGO® DUPLO® Number Train - £12.99

With the LEGO® DUPLO® Number Train little people can learn and practise how to count whilst building and having fun at the same time! The set comes complete with a child, dog, various bricks, wagon bases and more! LEGO® DUPLO® is also a great way to start children onto their LEGO® journey, a journey that can stay with them a life time!

Available to buy from Amazon, Debenhams, Asda, Smyths Toys, Argos, Toys R Us, Tesco, Lego online and many more toy retailers. To find out more visit LEGO®.

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Lamaze My First Teddy - £13.99


Lamaze's babies first teddy bear has lots of features to explore, including crinkle bottom, crinkle ears and squeaker feet. This teddy bear is a cute baby bear for the little ones to hug. It features bright, bold colours and high contrast patterns invite baby to focus, stimulating vision. Hearing new crinkle and squeaking sounds support baby's auditory development. The teddy bear is available from birth

Available to buy from Argos, Asda, Smyths Toys, Debenhams, Amazon, Kiddicare, online from Lamaze plus many more baby & childcare specialist retailers.

To find out more visit Lamaze.

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Fisher Price - Rainforest™ 1-2-3 Musical Gym - £40 upwards.

Suitable from birth this soft gym features 3 grow-with-me stages: lay & play, tummy-time and sit & play as babies develop. The gym includes two hanging toys, a butterfly mobile and a musical character with a roller ball and mirror hang above baby. The deluxe soft mat has a bright rainforest scene for comfort with a soft toucan and tummy-time wedge also included with the set.

Available to buy from Argos, Boots, Kiddicare, Asda, Debenhams, Play.com, Toys R Us and Amazon. To find out more check out Fisher Price.

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Accessories



Baby Massage Oil from MamaBabyBliss - £8.50

Becoming a parent is one of the most amazing achievements in your lifetime, the births will become the happiest days of your lives and the sleepless nights will become one of the stressful times of your life. Why not purchase this baby oil for the hard to settle little one you know and be apart of the welcoming sleep the parents need! To find out more about this product and to win some oil yourself check out the competition here.

Available to buy from MamaBabyBliss.


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Tommy's Forever Friends  Vintage Little Bear Comforter - £10.

Available to purchase in a creamy white, pink or blue this adorable Forever Friends comfort bear with a little blanket is suitable from birth. The soothingly soft bear and mini blanket is perfect for any little ones to snuggle up too. Also by purchasing this comforter you are helping Forever Friends fund Tommy's research into saving tiny lives. The comfort bear is beautifully presented in a gorgeous hand tied presentation box.

Available to buy from Hallmark.

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Sophie Le Giraffe - £12.99.


Created in France in 1961 Sophie is now a well known giraffe with parents, babies and toddlers all over the globe! Sophie is made from 100% natural rubber and food grade paint, stimulates all five senses, soothes sore teething gums, is lightweight and easy for baby to hold, use & manipulate. Sophie Le Giraffe would be the perfect Christmas present for any small baby this Christmas! 

Available to buy from all good baby and child retailers as well as online from Sophie's very own website Sophie Le Giraffe.

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The Cosy Shopper - £15.


The Cosy Shopper is an innovative solution to a common problem for all busy shopping mums. It is a protective seat cover with a matching blanket, used to keep baby warm, cosy, clean and comfortable when shopping at the supermarket. It provides an effective barrier to the cold hard seats that are often dirty and wet. To find out more about The Cosy Shopper and for your chance to win one of two Cosy Shoppers view the competition here.

Available to buy from The Cosy Shopper.

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Mumlin - £19.99

Once upon a time there was a frazzled twin Mum who got fed up using grubby unattractive muslins to protect her clothes whilst burping her babies. They looked horrid, were invariably on the wrong shoulder, in the wrong place, and frequently fell on the floor. The frazzled twin mum soon invented something amazing and something I wish was around when I had Spud!




Mumlin is simple but brilliant, a u-shaped piece of soft, absorbent cotton in a range of signature prints that sits over both shoulders to protect your clothes while burping baby. It has been ergonomically designed to ensure it is comfortable to wear and stays in place. For your chance to win a set of three Mumlins and for more information check out the competition here.

Available to buy from Mumlin.

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WIN With TicketCoaster!


 TicketCoaster is a British company that takes your used event tickets (from concerts, theatre, sporting events etc) and turns them into a unique souvenir, by turning them into a quality coaster. Sandwiched between layers of cork-backed board and clear, heat resistant laminate, your ticket is preserved and protected for you to use every day. 

Hand-made in the UK by the Coaster Company, the coasters use the actual ticket and are produced to the size of the ticket. A group of different events/sizes makes a really interesting set of coasters and a great talking point. 



They cost just £6 per TicketCoaster but the memories will remain forever! 

A TicketCoaster is made by sandwiching a genuine used ticket between a layer of cork backed eucalyptus board and an upper surface comprising a clear, heat and stain resistant, laminate.



TicketCoasters can be made from any size of ticket as each TicketCoaster is individually made to the size of the ticket supplied.

The Coaster Company, the manufacturer of the TicketCoaster, specialises in the manufacture of low volume runs of high quality coasters, placemats and computer mousemats.

Building on over 10 years of experience the TicketCoaster is the ultimate progression of this capability, one single coaster made to a very high standard.



TicketCoaster is an excellent service and I only wish I come across it sooner! Unfortunately I had a good clear out a few years ago and got rid of all my teenage memories of concert's, gigs and events sadly! Luckily for one of you though you can be in with the chance of winning your very own TicketCoaster giving you the chance to turn your ticket into a coaster to last a lifetime!

Enter the competition via the Rafflecopter below!

Goodluck!
Jada x

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WIN With Disney's Frozen - Christmas Feature

Me and Spud have had quite an exciting year thank you to Disney, first we had Monster's University that was released at cinema's nationwide, then we had Disney Planes and coming soon to a cinema near you is the brand new Disney film called Frozen. The film is actually released at cinema's nationwide in just nine days time (December 6th)! As you all know by now, both myself and Spud are massive Disney fans so we will be watching the film within its first week of being released at the cinema and will of course aim to do a review for you all!


Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. The film is directed by Chris Buck (“Tarzan,” “Surf’s Up”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-It Ralph”), who also wrote the screenplay. 

It is produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the Frog”). Featuring original songs from Tony® winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (“In Transit,” “Winnie the Pooh”), and an original score by Christophe Beck (“The Muppets,” Oscar®-winning short “Paperman”), “Frozen” hits theaters in 3D on Dec. 6, 2013. For more information, check out Disney.com/Frozen

The “Frozen” soundtrack, set for release from Walt Disney Records on Dec. 2, 2013, is available for pre-order. The “Frozen” two-disc deluxe edition and the digital deluxe edition soundtrack, which are also available on the same date, feature 23 and 27 additional tracks respectively, including demos, out-takes and a “Let It Go” instrumental karaoke track. 

The “Frozen” original motion picture soundtrack listing follows. 

1. “Frozen” Heart Performed by Cast

2. “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” Performed by Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn and

Katie Lopez

3. “For the First Time in Forever” Performed by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel

4. “Love Is an Open Door” Performed by Kristen Bell and Santino Fontana

5. “Let It Go” Performed by Idina Menzel

6. “Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People” Performed by Jonathan Groff

7. “In Summer” Performed by Josh Gad

8. “For the First Time in Forever” (Reprise) Performed by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel

9. “Fixer Upper” Performed by Maia Wilson and Cast

10. “Let It Go” (Demi Lovato Version) Performed by Demi Lovato

11. Vuelie (Featuring Cantus) Score

12. Elsa and Anna Score

13. The Trolls Score

14. Coronation Day Score

15. Heimr Àrnadalr Score

16. Winter’s Waltz Score

17. Sorcery Score

18. Royal Pursuit Score

19. Onward and Upward Score

20. Wolves Score

21. The North Mountain Score

22. We Were So Close Score

23. Marshmallow Attack! Score

24. Conceal, Don’t Feel Score

25. Only An Act of True Love Score

26. Summit Siege Score

27. Return to Arendelle Score

28. Treason Score

29. Some People Are Worth Melting For Score

30. Whiteout Score

31. The Great Thaw (Vuelie Reprise) Score

32. Epilogue Score

You can get the ‘Frozen’ Official Soundtrack on the iTunes store from December 2nd! The team behind the Frozen soundtrack have very kindly put three copies aside for three of my lucky readers/visitors to win! To be in with the chance of winning your very own copy of the Frozen soundtrack, enter the competition via the Rafflecopter below! 

Good luck,
Jada x

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