January bargains with B & M Stores



We’ve been working with B & M Stores to get ahead for a Christmas 2018 and bag ourselves a bargain in the January Sales. With a £20 budget I visited B & M with a view to buy some gifts and stocking fillers for next Christmas. Although there wasn’t much left in either of our stores, I did manage to pick up some really good bargains both in the sale and full price. 



We managed to pick up some lovely items for neighbour gifts, the super cute wine bottle hugger was £1.49 reduced from £1.99 so we’ll put that round a bottle of wine for a perfect gift for one of our neighbours.  We also picked up this lovely wicker candle holder which was full price but still an absolute bargain at £2.99 we’ll add a small poinsettia instead of a candle and that will make another lovely gift for a neighbour. 

Each year we put together small hampers for friends and family so we’re always on the look out for nice items to include, these jar candles were just £1 each full price and have lovely Christmassy scents so will be a perfect addition to our hampers. 

The heart again was full price but a fantastic price of £1.49!!!!  This will also go in one of our hampers. 



We managed to get T a few gifts for his Christmas Eve box and stocking, I know he’ll fall in love with the pug stress ball which was reduced from £2.49 to £1.49 a perfect stocking filler!   Each year we buy a snow globe to add to T’s collection so this one will go in T’s Christmas Eve box to be added to his collection, with a full price of £2.99 it really was a bargain. The boxer shorts were £4.99 for 3 pairs so I think the Elf on the Shelf might bring these for T one day so he gets to wear them throughout December! 



Finally we managed to pick up a couple of novelty items which we can either use for secret Santa gifts or we’ll use the face straws for New Years Eve fun and the table tennis set as a prize for a New Year’s Party game! The straws were reduced from £2.99 to £1.49 and the table tennis set was reduced from £2.99 to £1 real bargains!

In total we spent £19.93 and I think we managed to pick up some good, quality gifts for that budget, I’ll certainly be keeping my eye out for more bargains through the year!

If you want to get ahead on your Christmas shopping for 2018, I’d highly recommend heading to B & M Stores and pick up a few bargains for yourself while they still have their Christmas range. However, remember to keep looking all year round as some items can be picked up throughout the year and made more Christmassy at the time, like our wicker poinsettia plant pot!

Have you bagged any bargains in B & M Stores? If you have let me know in comments. 

|REVIEW|the game of things



Are you looking for a game to play with older kids, family and friends at Christmas?  We’ve been sent The Game of Things to try out, which we will be using when hosting New Years Eve this year.  

Aimed at over 14’s and recommended for more than 4 people, The Game of Things isn't really a competitive game, it’s more a game of laughs. Younger children can play if they are able to read and write but you need to ‘edit’ the cards first to remove any inappropriate ones! 

|FOOD|chocolate and banana ready brek



T loves Ready Brek and Despicable Me, so I thought I’d make a special Ready Brek for him, fit for minions!

We were recently sent the new DM3 dvd and a DM3 mineez toy so we made a morning of it and enjoyed watching the film after eating our special Ready Brek.

|CREATE|easy felt snowman Christmas decoration



I always like to help T make a Christmas decoration for his Grandparents and Auntie, I know my mum and my sister love having one each year to add to their tree. We usually use them as gift tags on their gifts from him.

This year we are joining in with The Mad House’s Kid Made Christmas decorations daily blog hop along with lots of other great bloggers, pop over and see the amazing crafts that have been made.  Yesterday the fab Le Coin de Mel showed us how to make a gorgeous reindeer advent calendar, which is definitely worth looking at. 

|REVIEW|air hogs micro drone


 
At the very top of T's wish list is a drone, so when buddy the elf on the shelf sent him one on loan to try out for Father Christmas, he was pretty chuffed.

The Air Hogs DR1 micro race drone is aimed at children aged 8+ but I was pretty confident that T would be able to fly it.

|LETS LEARN|halloween worksheet download



Do you need 5 minutes to yourself this half term?  Drink a hot coffee or even just unload the dishwasher in peace with the aide of our free Halloween worksheet 😉

Half time is great when you get to spend it with your kids (sadly I’m not this one 😢) but we all need 5 minutes to ourselves to catch a breath, don’t we?

|GIVEAWAY!|rubiks junior



T loves his Rubik’s cube, but he struggles with it a bit, he loves twisting it round and trying in vain to get a side filled with just one colour but he’s not yet managed it.

We’ve recently become John Adams Rubik's bloggers , which we were thrilled about. And were sent some Rubiks junior animal puzzles, these have proved to be much better for our little puzzle solver.