I am actually starting to get really excited about Christmas already, which is a little unlike me, normally I’m a total bah-humbug right until the last second. However, I think feeling settled and calm and at home has really helped me start to think I can enjoy the season ahead.
In moving to the new place we gained some new friends, our neighbours are all of the older generation and one in particular we have become really friendly with. When I told him about my blogging he was quite keen to get himself and his granddaughter involved. Now you will notice in the coming post, there is no photos of G herself, the reason is I didn’t feel it was my place to take them and use them for this purpose – so I have stuck with photos of the items and just speaking about her excitement.
Honestly this is perhaps a completely ingenious idea! KeepEmQuiet offer a whole range of fun packs for boys and girls, which are just perfect for keeping your child occupied on a long journey, such as to families over Christmas.
The packs are divided by age and the length of journey, this particular pack is a long journey pack for girls aged 3 – 5.
The KeepEmQuiet journey packs contain a mix of snacks, fun things to do, educational work books, toys, books and games of which on average there are 9 fun things and 4 healthy snack products.
Now G had an absolute ball going through this pack, she was so excited she could be a princess with the tiara; she couldn’t wait to open up the glider and oh the thought of Playdoh so was just so exciting!
The first thing she went for thought was the Barbie sticker book and Ash and I were lucky enough to get a thank you from her in the form a sticker each, which of course we wore with pride for the rest of the day.
I have to admit I hadn’t heard of this particular product before but apparently the apple and strawberry drink is delicious and I really should give it a try myself.
Overall this pack got a huge thumbs up from G, who couldn’t wait to get back to making bracelets and colouring in and I think it is great idea for packing in your car when you’re headed of a journey to try and keep your kids a bit more occupied, or even use as a stocking filler.
The KeepEmQuiet packs are £9.99 for a short trip, £12.99 for a medium trip and £15.99 for a long trip. They also have a monthly subscription offer if you would like to get a bundle of goodies from on a recurring basis.
Scriball from Mitre
The Scriball from Mitre, is perhaps a gift that keeps on giving as it is a ball you design yourself. There is actually three Scriballs in total to collect each of which has a different design on. However each comes with a pump, paper stand and five pens.
Of course once the Scriball has arrived with you, what you do with it, is up to you. You could colour it and use it, or you could colour it and keep it on display, making your own mini-football piece of art.
I have to admit I saw this and thought back on my childhood and how much I would love to have received something like this. The Scriballs all cost £10 each or you can get a set of the three different ones for £30 and I think they would make a really interesting idea of a stocking filler, as they have all you need to colour it while everyone else gets a bit of a lay in.
They look like so much fun I might just have to ask Santa for one myself for Christmas morning.
The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home
I remember when I was younger my best friend coming back from the holiday to school and having a personalised book, I thought it was amazing and The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home takes a personalised book to the next level. You see this book not only includes the child’s name and allows you to partly personalise the look of the child in the book, but it also uses google maps to show your actual street as home.
The book of course see’s G heading off on a space journey, the trouble is how do they get home?I I won’t give much away, however there is lots of fun to be had and lots of twists and turns and of course the excitement of seeing your name and home in print.
I personally loved how the book was so colourful and vibrant, each page was full of fun and the story followed really well, incorporating the child’s name and of course home into the story a number of times, which I know I would have and G did find so exciting.
G had a quick read through of some of the book (she was saving it for later to read with her Gran) and was able to very quickly pick out her own name, as well as read a few parts (which made for very impressed Grandparents). The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home costs just £15 and shipping is free worldwide! Personally I wish I could go back to being a child just so I could have this book for myself it is so fun!
So there is a trio of Christmas ideas for Kids, what do you think of these three, does anything grab your eye?