12 days of Christmas with Aromatherapy Associates

12 Days of Christmas

It’s Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas whereI have joined forces with two of my blogging friends Aby and Hannah to bring you a fantastic series of Christmas Giveaways. You will be able to enter each giveaway that we bring you via any of our blogs, so you won’t miss out. We have worked hard to source a selection of prizes that are perfect for Christmas presents. And here’s one for the ladies (we’d forgive you if you end up keeping this one for yourself!!).

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Our eleventh giveaway comes from Aromatherapy Associates with not 1 but 2 of their fabulous Christmas Gift Sets, Radiant Rose Box and Bath Jewels, to giveaway!

These intense and luxurious beauty products are so popular amongst us that Hannah even included them in her Christmas Gift Guide for her ideas and we would definitely understand if you decided to treat yourself… You deserve it after all those sleepless night and other mama worries of 2014!

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For your chance to win this fabulous prize, simply complete the Rafflecopter below. Good luck! The winner will be announced on 18th December.
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12 Days of Christmas with Konfidence

12 Days of Christmas

Welcome back to the 12 Days of Christmas! A giveaway series I am running with two of my blogging friends Hannah and Aby.

Konfidence

Our day 10 giveaway comes from Konfidence who are giving away a baby swim bundle worth £50 (to include a Baby Warma, Aqua Nappy, Neo Nappy and some other lovely goodies!). Konfidence offer a wide range of really fantastic swim products for babies and children.

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For your chance to win this fabulous prize, simply complete the Rafflecopter below. Good luck. The winner will be announced on 17th December.
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12 Days of Christmas with Egmont UK

12 Days of Christmas

Welcome to the 9th Day of Christmas! we hope you’ve enjoyed seeing what we have to offer during our Christmas bonanza!

Today’s giveaway comes from Egmont UK who have kindly given us a brilliant bundle of Star Wars books and activities to give away, worth £50, to one lucky entrant! The bundle includes two Star Wars Rebels titles, the Star Wars Annual 2015, the Luke Skywalker Picture Book and the R2D2 Construction Book – everything your youngster might need for a Star Wars Christmas!

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We’re big fans of Egmont UK, they publish great stories and we’ve reviewed some lovely festive books with them.

For your chance to win this fabulous prize simply complete the Rafflecopter below. Good luck. The winner will be announced on 16th December.

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There and Back Again, A Mega Gift Guide!

I’ve been really looking forward to pulling my mega gift guide together for you lovely readers this year, it’s a jam packed mega edition this time, with something for parents and little people alike!

Reading material

First up I wanted to share some books that I’ve enjoyed this year, and you might like to gift one to a friend or fellow parent too!

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H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald is a book I’ve just started reading but it’s so unputdownable I had to add a reference to it here, a memoir about dealing with grief and depression it’s so poetically written that I’ve been caught up in her words.
This NCT Edinburgh for Under 5s guide has been helping me plan a trip in the new year, it’s a fantastic book which is a lifesaver for parents and carers of under 5s and contains all the information about playgroups, nurseries, and over 80 volunteers have reviewed coffee shops, cinemas, restaurants, soft play centres, where to buy organic or eco-friendly products, to bring the best of Edinburgh together in one book, so this is a local one, but a great one and I’d love to see them for other cities too!
Looking for something for a crafter?  Look no further than Dottie Angel and Agnes and Ted’s Granny Chic, part treasure trove of ideas part granny chic bible I can’t stop dipping into this for ideas for my crafty endeavors!
I’ve also been reading something that will appeal to organic/natural fans; Charlotte Vohtz, Founder of Green People has written a book entitled Naturally Gorgeous.  A treasure trove of tips this book was like a warm hug when I was going through a rough patch recently, I learned to take care of myself again and I really needed some support to think about my body and the impact stress was having on me.  The recipes for making your own natural beauty products are a must read!
My love of Moran has been blogged before, if you know a teen to pass this onto then please do, or buy it for a friend as I have, her writing about motherhood is particularly raw and spot on.
Which takes me to A Life’s Work which is similarly honest and appeals to the researcher in me as it’s part social history part social research and a blindingly good account of why mother’s guilt serves no purpose.

Kid’s Books

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These are a selection of books we’ve reviewed on the blog over the past year, all would make brilliant gifts for little ones, but Little Robin’s Christmas from Egmont by Jan Fearnley remains a firm fave; pop back soon as Egmont have given us a surprise to give away as part of our 12 Days of Christmas bonanza with Mumsdays and You Baby Me Mummy

Toys for indoors…

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We’re sticking to educational and fun this year as Joss has more than enough toys to keep her going but needs a few extras to help with creative play which is a big interest of hers at the moment! This bus is a firm favourite with Joss and I thoroughly recommend wooden toys for eco friendliness and sustainability too, you can read our review of Traidcraft‘s Christmas toys here and find out more about its eco and fair trade credentials

This year I’m keeping J’s crafty habits going with a huge bundle of materials for her craft box, great for rainy days and for when the excitement of Christmas gets a bit much and she needs some quiet time!

I’ve also opted for dressing up things to get her creative play going, I love this flamingo outfit from Wilko, thrifty and fun!

And outdoors too!

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We always try to get something outdoorsy for Joss as she loves walking and we’re soon to review these great Skip Hop zoolet backpacks which would make a great gift for a toddler that likes to carry their own bits and bobs on days out!  I’ve also stocked up on sidewalk chalk as she loves playing in our yard and giant bubble mix makes a great stocking filler too!

Something for Mamas

I’ve gone with a luxe theme this year, I’m in need of a treat so this little lot is my personal wishlist!

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Neom Organics candles, gloves from Joules, cashmere bed socks, these are White Company but good old John Lewis do some beauts too, Orly Keily mugs to add to my collection and finally some special crafty stocking fillers from Fabric Rehab

And Papa’s too

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I’m loving Green People products at the moment, so their Organic Homme range would be a great buy for Dad, also thinking organic and homegrown these Seed Pantry gift sets are great for budding growers, Howies are always great for organic clothing and you can also warm his heart with fair trade Grumpy Mule coffee which we love in this house!

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And finally, some extras for one and all to enjoy, Montezuma‘s Organic chocolate, Greenfibres hammam towels that are all the rage and anyone could make use of them, the same for Neal’s Yard Unwind collection and some yummy cheeses from the brilliantly named Pong Cheese!

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Disclaimer: These are products we like the look of, some we’ve reviewed others we just love, none of this content is sponsored

 

12 Days of Christmas with My 1st Years

12 Days of Christmas

Welcome back to the 12 Days of Christmas! A giveaway series I am running with two of my blogging friends Hannah and Aby.

My 1st Years

Our day 8 giveaway comes from My 1st Years who are giving away a £50 voucher to spend on any of their wonderful products:

“At the heart of the range remain the essentials, outfits for newborn babies and the products that built the brand, starting with categories – My 1st Shoe, My 1stOutfit, My 1st Bear & My 1st Accessory. My 1st Years now offers a range of products for all your loved ones from baby shower gifts for a mum-to-be and a range of engraved products for a child to give to a loved one. Nearly all of the products can be personalised online and sent straight to you or direct to that special someone. Every order will arrive beautifully gift wrapped inside our complimentary luxury gift boxes with a large white bow.”

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12 Days of Christmas with Born Gifted

12 Days of Christmas

Welcome back to the 12 Days of Christmas! A giveaway series I am running with two of my blogging friends Hannah and Aby.

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The lovely people at Born Gifted have given us a wonderful Giant Magnetic Rocket by Janod (worth £54.99) for today’s giveaway .

Made from 9 individual wooden pieces in bright supersonic colours, it has to be reconstructed correctly so the magnets attract. Made from large chunky wooden pieces with a spinning propeller and a removable smiling space traveller. This amazing toy is definitely one giant leap for fun times. Encourages problem solving skills. All child-safe paint and varnish. Presented in a colourful branded box. (Suitable for children over 18 months old).

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For your chance to win this fabulous prize, which would be an ideal extra present this Christmas, simply complete the Rafflecopter below. Good luck. The winner will be announced on 14th December.
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12 Days of Christmas with Treat Republic

12 Days of Christmas

Welcome to the 6th Day of Christmas! halfway through our 12 day extravaganza and we’ve some brilliant treats lined up for you, and a few surprises along the way too!

Today’s giveaway comes from Treat Republic who have kindly given us a Children’s Fine Egyptian Cotton Bath Hooded Robe (size fits 3 years to 5 years) to give away to one lucky entrant!

Treat Republic pride themselves in bringing the personal touch to special occasions, who doesn’t love to see their name, or their little one’s name on that perfect ‘just for them’ gift?

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This is a gorgeous cosy robe which can be personalised with your little one’s monogram for a touch of luxury this Christmas!

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For your chance to win this fabulous prize simply complete the Rafflecopter below. Good luck. The winner will be announced on 13th December.

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12 days of Christmas with Mothercare and ELC

12 Days of Christmas

It’s Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas whereI have joined forces with two of my blogging friends Aby and Hannah to bring you a fantastic series of Christmas Giveaways. You will be able to enter each giveaway that we bring you via any of our blogs, so you won’t miss out. We have worked hard to source a selection of prizes that are perfect for Christmas presents. And here’s one for the little ones – some ELC Wooden Toys worth £160!

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Our fifth giveaway comes from Mothercare and the Early Learning Centre who have generously given us a Wooden Rosebud Country Dolls House AND a Big City Wooden Garage to giveaway!

These beautifully crafted wooden toys would be a fabulous addition to any playroom, and whether you’ve got boys or girls, they will enjoy playing with both of these toys (in fact we’d all like them for our little ones!).

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For your chance to win this fabulous prize, simply complete the Rafflecopter below. Good luck! The winner will be announced on 12th December.

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12 Days of Christmas with Merino Kids

12 Days of Christmas

Welcome back to the 12 Days of Christmas! A giveaway series that I am running with two of my blogging friends Hannah and Aby.

Merino Kids

Our day 4 giveaway comes from Merino Kids, who are kindly giving away a fantastic Go Go Sleeping Bag (worth £70). The Go Go Bag™ is an award-winning, 100% natural sleeping bag that helps prevent your baby waking in the night! With a pure merino wool inner lining and the finest organic cotton outer, the standard weight Go Go Bag™ is suitable for room temperatures between 18° and 27°C. Available in five colours: Banbury, Honey Oat, Mint, Raspberry and Turtle Dove; and two sizes: Baby (0-2yrs) and Toddler (2-4yrs).

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Aby has reviewed one of these bags and they are amazing!

For your chance to win this fabulous prize, ideal for a cosy Christmas, simply complete the Rafflecopter below. Good luck. The winner will be announced on 11th December.

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12 Days of Christmas with Printed.com

12 Days of Christmas

Welcome to the 3rd Day of Christmas!

Today’s giveaway prize comes from Printed.com where you’ll find great design and high quality print coming together to bring you great printed products! Printed have kindly given us a £50 voucher to spend with them on the Third day of Christmas!

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Passionate about print, from stickers and business cards to photographic prints and cards printed.com deliver a superb quality print and great customer service to boot. Printed.com offer a great all round package, with a reward scheme for customers, state of the art printing technology and 100% customer satisfaction promise.

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For your chance to win this fabulous prize simply complete the Rafflecopter below. Good luck. The winner will be announced on 10th December.
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