I know everyone is saying this, but I cannot believe that it is December already and that we are only a couple of weeks away from Christmas! We are looking forward to having a bit more time off and doing lots of walks and cozying up to watch some movies. This year, we probably won't decorate that much. We often don't actually put up a tree, but would like to for Alfred when he gets a bit older. This year though, he is still a bit young and I can imagine having a Christmas tree up with a toddler is akin to putting one in the same room as a load of puppies and kittens.
This post isn't going to be a tightly themed gift guide as such, but a little group of things that we have been enjoying in the run up to Christmas.
BKD Baking Kits
Alfred and I had so much fun baking some snowflake cookies, with our BKD baking kit.
BKD is an award-winning children's baking company founded on the ethos of fuelling kids’ imaginations in the
kitchen and making baking with your family easy, tasty and super fun.
All BKD products are made with delicious, natural ingredients, which are hand blended and packed at their London bakery. The baking kits come with easy to follow illustrated instruction booklets and everything you need to bake and decorate the cupcakes or biscuits - all you need to do is add egg and butter. So easy!
The packaging is also to die for, very stylish and fun.
Such a great way to get creative in the kitchen, in the run up to the holidays, with the added bonus of delicous snacks at the end.
Another great activity kit, for those hours when you have run out of things to do, is the latest Trunkaroo Christmas edition.
Trunkaroo are a fab small business, where they send out an activity box each month, with instructions and random bit and pieces to get creative with. This months box is especially sweet, as you can make a Winter Wonderland scene and Christmas trees. Alfred was kept entertained for a good half an hour with this and I know there is more fun to be had with it still.
The Little Boy/Girl Who Lost His/Her Name Personalised Book
The Little Boy/Girl Who Lost His/Her Name is personalised book around the letters of a child's name.
We got one for Alfred, so in the story, Alfred meets an Aardvark, Lion, Frog, Robot, Elephant, and Dragon. The lovely thing about this book is that each child's name creates a unique tale.
It would make a lovely Christmas gift. I know this is going to be one of Alfred's favourites.
Bloom and Wild Wreath
As I mentioned at the beginning of this blog post, we aren't doing a tree this year.
To make myself feel a little more Christmassy though, we have a Bloom & Wild wreath by our front door. Continuing with their theme of sending you flowers that can fit through your letterbox, the wreath comes in two halves, so that it can still fit through your door on delivery. All you need to do is clip to two halves together and fix the bow on and voila! A pretty Christmas wreath!
7 A.M Enfant Pram Acessories
We recently got the 7 A.M Enfant stroller sleeping bag and stroller hand mitts. For a family that likes to get outside whatever the weather, these bits of kit have been essential. Alfred stays nice and toasty in his stroller and my hands dont get cold! The stroller sleeping bag can be adjusted from newborns to older toddlers too, so it is an investment that could last you many years.
Stokke Stroller Winter Kit
Spreaking of Winter walks and strollers, this Winter Kit by Stokke is perfect for protecting your little ones from chilly winds. It looks very lux too.
Please stay tuned for a fabulous giveaway on Instagram tomorrow night, to win some BKD baking kits!