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Last minute Christmas cramming: unisex gifts for any child

Last minute Christmas cramming: unisex gifts for any child

Ok peeps. We’re officially in count down mode. Five days until Christmas. This time of year I think that there are two types of people. Those who had their presents bought, wrapped and under the tree a month ago, and those who will be purchasing right at the last minute. Whilst I thought I was doing well, I find myself much like a student who crams for their exam at the last minute. I’ve got an incomplete list!

So if you find yourself in a similar position, and need to grab some gifts for your little ones, I thought I’d share four of my favourite gift ideas that you could buy for any boy or girl. Unisex, these gifts include some that I’ve purchased for my own children. They can be purchased at stores, all you need to do is head to their website and look for stockists!

  1. Micro Scooters

Micro Scooters Micro Scooters

Hands down, the best scooters in town. An investment yes, but one that you will never regret. The best quality, they will simply love them! For stockists head to their website here:

2. Magformers

My children were lucky enough to receive these as a gifts earlier this year. If there is one thing that kids love, its constructing towers, cars, buildings. Magformers are construction sets that use magnets to allow children to let their imaginations run wild. They come in a variety of sets including a ferris wheel, or a basic set! To find out where you can grab them, head to their website here:

3. Natural Play dough by Happy Hands Happy Heart

Happy Hands Happy Heart Happy Hands Happy Heart

What child doesn’t love play dough? If you haven’t’ heard about this beautiful local business, then you must have been living under a rock! Happy Hands Happy Heart create naturally scented play dough in a variety of delicious flavours. Packaged in beautiful glass jars, they are the perfect gift for your, or any child! Best of all, you will be supporting local! For stockists head here:

4. Tinta Crayons

Tinta crayons

Tinta take crayons to another level. Letters, animals, objects. Crayons that look like toys, but actually can be used to draw! Crayons that spell out your child’s name. The perfect stoking filler! For stockists head here:

Hope that helps with any last minute Christmas Cramming!!!



Netflix Originals: What’s the deal?

Netflix Originals: What’s the deal?

If you’ve got Netflix, you’ve probably seen more and more Netflix Originals popping up in your menus. However do you know what these ‘originals’ are all about? Their originals are just that…original series that are basically only available on Netflix. These range from shows created and driven by Netflix, like “House of Cards,” and  “Daredevil.”  There are also series that have been reinvented and given a second lease of live, ones Netflix picked up from cable TV and made additional seasons of, like “Trailer Park Boys” or “Arrested Development’. These series are fantastic for those of us who love a cult binge, however you may not have realised that there is also a growing series of originals for children and families!

If you are keen to know more, here is my round up of my favourite originals for Grown ups and kids!


  1. House of Cards

  1. Daredevil

  1. Gilmore Girls: a year in the life

  1. Anne with an E: for Anne of Green Gables lovers!

  1. If your game….Stranger things (season 1 and 2)

  1. THE CROWN. My absolute favourite. This is the season two teaser!

  1. GLOW. Think WWE meets Flashdance



  1. The Adventures of Puss in Boots: this is an amazing ‘choose your adventure’ show. The kids can participate in choosing the direction via their remote!

  1. From Dreamworks: All Hail King Julien Exiled

  1. For parents of the 80s and their new children!! Care Bear and Cousins!

  1. Dinotrux

  1. Ever After High

There are so many more titles to choose from….you can check them out here!

You can also browse through the amazing catalogue of titles in categories such as documentary and comedy here!

All the more reason to be nuts about Netflix!