A Gift Of A Baby Hamper

When it comes to buying a gift for a new baby, or at least a gift for new parents, it is hard to know what to buy. Do you opt for something for the baby to wear, or something that the parents can treasure as a keepsake? Do you go for something that is practical and useful, like baby toiletries or food utensils? Maybe you choose a soft toy or a rattle for when they become a little more alert. Or do you skip the baby altogether (they’ll never know) and instead get something special for the mom for doing such a sterling job for nine months?

Whichever option you opt for, and whether you are buying to celebrate a birth, Christmas, a christening, or a first birthday, you could address all your preferences with a luxury baby hamper. Hampers work for all occasions, and can also include items that are personalised. They also include a range of items, so you can combine all of the above in one gift package.

The Baby Hamper company has some of the most beautiful hampers on the market. Their hampers are carefully curated with beautiful items selected in order to create a unique and personalised baby hamper – you can be sure that no-one else will be giving the same gift as you. You can choose a specific hamper for a girl or a boy if you are buying the gift after the gender reveal or after the birth, but they also stock a lovely neutral range if you are not sure of the sex of the baby.

Baby Hampers are the perfect gift for so many baby related occasions. This includes baby showers, baby’s first Christmas, a first birthday and the already mentioned birth and christenings. The Baby Hamper Company also does a special hamper that makes a stunning gift for a new mom, complete with hand cream, a scented candle and sweet treats.

A gift of a beautiful baby hamper can also address a current problem, that is, people having to self isolate due to Covid 19. The Baby Hamper Company has a brilliant letterbox hamper that can be posted through the door. This was created as a way of gifting that didn’t disturb new parents, but in 2020 it has taken on a new significance and is a perfect, non contact gift that can show you care without needing to be delivered in person.


Books For Kids This Christmas

Personally, I think the gift of a book for a person of any age is a thing of beauty, but this is especially true when it comes to gifting a book to a child. Fostering a love of reading is something that should be nurtured and encouraged from an early age, whether this be a work of fiction or non fiction.

This guide is dedicated to a few lovely book gift ideas for children of all ages.

Annuals From Little Brother Books

Little Brother Books is the UK’s only annual dedicated specialist, and this year they have a range of 13 annuals that are suitable for those who love Barbie, Elf on the Shelf, gaming (both Fortnite and Roblox), Dinosaurs and sport (WWE and Shoot for football fans.) Music fans are catered for with the Little Mix annual.They also have the classic Beano which is also suitable for big kids as a bit of a collectors item now.

Annuals offer hours of fun, with stories, quizzes and features, and are a great idea for something to read over those days between Christmas and New Year.

All thirteen 2021 Annuals are now on sale at most major retailers (Morrison’s, Lidl, Aldi, WH Smith, Smyths Toys, Asda and Sainsbury’s and more) and also online with Amazon, as well as Little Brother Books’ own website www.littlebrotherbooks.co.uk. They are some of the greatest value Christmas Stocking Fillers around for the whole family behind the biggest brands this Christmas!

A subscription to the Children’s Book Club

A book for each month of the year, specially gifted wrapped and chosen carefully to appeal to the recipient is the brainchild of Louise Knight, a mum of two with a love for reading.

The Children’s Book Club choses tailored titles based on the age and interests of the recipient – from birth through to young adulthood – and include an array of hidden gems with a strong emphasis on independent publishers.
A gift-wrapped, brand-new book arrives on the doorstep each month accompanied by fun questions about the title to further inspire and engage your young reader. Children’s Book Club gifts are available at www.childrensbookclub.co.uk on a one, three, six or 12 month subscription basis, starting from £11.99 per month, including free UK delivery.
I think this is a lovely gift idea that extends so far beyond Christmas, and should inspire a love of reading that lasts for life.
Frostheart: Escape from Aurora

Jamie Littler’s Frostheart: Escape from Aurora is the follow up to the Branford Boase shortlisted debut, Frostheart.  

The mystical world of Frostheart expands ever further in this heart racing sequel full of dangerous quests, new strongholds and even higher stakes. Ash and the rest of the brave crew finally arrive at the majestic stronghold of Aurora. Ash can’t wait to solve the next clue that will lead him to his parents but it’s quickly clear that even Aurora isn’t safe for Song Weavers and what they find is even more incredible than they could have imagined! 

This is a magical and heart-warming tale about identity, trust and friendship. With a stunning cut out double cover, the snow filled world of Frostheart would make a fantastic gifting item for children aged 8-12 this Christmas.

Frostheart: Escape From Aurora is available from Amazon, click here to view.

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5 Fashion Trends For The Winter Season

Just because you’re not a fat man with a beard or a reindeer with a red nose doesn’t mean you can’t look fly this December. When the fashion world is moving as fast as Santa’s sleigh (and, if you do the math, that’s really fast), it can feel impossible to keep up with the latest trends.

But fear not—your go-to guide to looking cool during this chilly season is here. For the top five winter fashion trends you should get a ho ho hold of, check out this list. 

#1 Oversized Puffer Jacket

Popularized most recently by the incomparable Billie Eilish, the oversized puffer jacket trend isn’t going anywhere. This warm piece is the coolest thing you could be wearing right now, especially when paired with some rocking platform shoes and nylon pants. 

The more oversized, the better. Bonus points if your puffer is in a crazy color like blood red or neon yellow. This trend proves that you don’t have to be on the naughty list to be a baaad guuuy. 

#2 Sweater Dress

Moving on to another oversized trend, this one is for the girl-ier baddies out there looking to stay cozy while still showing some leg. 10 Deep’s hoodies in a size or two up are perfect for this trend, especially when paired with suede thigh-high heels and a sleek pony. Believe us; this look will have Queen Ari herself turning her head. 

#3 A Classy Wristwatch

Even though the trend right now is streetwear, fashionistas today are more than ever mixing grunge with put-together classics to complete their looks. That means pairing ripped jeans and mesh shirts with a sleek timepiece—what is referred to as “drip” by the kids these days. Vincero men’s watches are great choices for anyone wanting to ball out while still keeping it classy.

#4 Faux Fur Bucket Hat

If you aren’t on TikTok, you probably haven’t caught on to just how addictive this trend is. Also, if you aren’t on TikTok, stay off it—that app is a black hole.  

This fuzzy accessory takes any outfit to the next level. Top off a tube top and flattering joggers with this baby, and you’ll have that Insta baddie look down pat! For an extra flair of cool, get it in leopard print or millennial pink—you’ll be ready for your big Internet break in no time. Now, to learn some TikTok dances…  

#5 Vintage Plaid Vests

If streetwear isn’t your style, don’t worry; there are still plenty of winter looks that you’ll love. Channel your inner Blaire Waldorf this season and embrace the preppy look (and add in some Christmas colours as a festive plus). 

Here’s the look: 

  • A comfortable vintage vest in sophisticated forest green and maroon plaid. 
  • Pair it with a nice, long-sleeved billowy white blouse.
  • Wrap a glamorous neckerchief and headband for preppy perfection.
  • And last (but certainly not least) top it all off with a high-quality blazer and long trench coat for a look that screams, “do you know who my father is!? Just wait till I tell daddy about you! Hmph.
  • Oh, and don’t forget the knee-high socks and heeled Mary Janes.

Rock Your Closet with Christmas Confidence

Nothing complements a stellar wardrobe better than some killer confidence. If your budget won’t allow for more than one or two additions to your winter closet—don’t worry! Self-confidence is free; you just gotta will yourself to have it. So, step into this season with that winning smile and a twinkle in your eye, and you’ll be turning heads with your fashionable fierceness.  

Work, girl (or guy)!