Blogmas Day Sixteen: Present ideas for children 🎁

9 days to go!

I found a cute present idea for children, based around a little rhyme, and I thought that I would share it with you.

I actually saw it on a Tik Tok 🤣

Something they want, something to wear, something to read and something to share.

I thought this was a really cute idea and a nice easy way to give you a bit of structure to the present buying, as it’s so easy to get carried away.

I have done this for my Nephews and Niece this year.

Something they want

A little toy/teddy that they want.

Something to wear

I went gor jumpers as it’s very chilly atm.

Something to read

A book for them to read and enjoy.

And Something to share

A game (board/card game) etc

I really enjoyed looking for little bits and pieces for each part of the rhyme – its a really cute idea and makes shopping a little less stressful.

What do you think?

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

Blogmas 2019 Day Nine: Christmas Stocking filler ideas for kids 🎄🎅🏻

Stockings are one of my absolute favourite parts of Christmas.

So, I thought I would do another stocking filler guide, perfect for kiddies.

I will do an adult version too.

I will also leave below the link to my stocking guide from last years Blogmas. That one is a more general guide to stockings and my top 5 categories to include, instead of specific gift ideas.

I’ve tried to cater for lots of different ages so hopefully there is something for your kiddies/nieces/nephews etc

Stocking gift guide


Mini games £1 each.

To keep them entertained in the small hours of Christmas day and throughout the day too.


Fun, gross, glittery… what more do kids want??

Choccy coins, 50p

A must in a Christmas stocking & only 50p for a big bag in Wilko.

Craft carry case, £2

These are so cute and perfect for any creative kiddies out there, or to encourage a bit more drawing and colouring activity among your kids.

It’s nice and compact, perfect for taking out and about.

Animal/Enchanted Unicorn figure sets, £2

These a great little toy to pop into a stocking. There are lots of different ones to cater to your childs interests and they come with a variety of different figures in each pack.

Wilko Blox collectable figures, £1

Wilkos own brand lego have a figure set that you can collect.

These little bags are only £1, a great mystery suprise.

Wilko Blox Starter box racing car packs, £1.50

These are super affordable little ‘Blox’ starter sets. You get a little racing car to build, along with a figure to go in your finished car. These are really cool and are a perfect stocking filler

TY beanies keyring, £3

A classic! Children love a soft toy and a keyring so these would make a great addition to a stocking. They are very cute.


Harry Potter chocolate frogs

Primark have these cute little versions of the classic. They arent 100% like the original ones but you get a yummy chocolate frog and a witch or wizard card! Awesome.

12 pack of hair clips, £1

They do a few different sets, which are different colours/patterns. With 12 in a pack for just £1 they are an absolutely bargin.

Hot choc mug set, £5

A super cute festive mug and some yummy hot choc 👌🏻

Assorted Slipper socket, £3

These cute little slipper socks look super cosy. They have lots of different designs as well as festive themed ones too.

Novelty Bubbles, £1.50

Cute packaging, and they will keep the kids entertained. Because lets be honest who doesnt love bubbles!?!

Earphones, £4

For only £4 these are great for the more tech savvy children among us.

Christmas decorations, from £1.50

There are quite a few different offerings in this department from Harry Potter, Disney to more traditional Christmas decs, but they are all really cool.

Bathtime finger puppets, £3

These little finger puppet sets are such good value. They come in a huge variety of sets, that they change often, so there are lots of different ones to collect.These are great for bathtime but also for encouraging imaginative play with your child outside the bathroom.

Soft toys, from £2

There are lots of different soft toys on offer, so lots to choose from!

These are great for childrens stockings and are much more affordable than some soft toys on the market.

Mega Monster Maker, £2

Slime & accessories to create your own Monsters… a childs dream gift 👌🏻🤪


Hat glove and scarf sets, from £6.40

One of the more expensive items on my list but very good value for the amount you get.

These sets includes, a hat, scarf and gloved which is pretty good for under a tenner… and they match!

Hairbands (Inc Novelty Christmas ones) £6

Hairbands and hair accessories are very popular around young girls right now. These headbands are great for a stocking. They have some festive hairbands included in the range too, exciting!

Assorted Childrens jewellery, £5

B & M

Colouring books, £1.99

Activity books, £2.49

Marvel action figures, £3.99

Toy Story 4 mini action figures/vehicle, Now £6 reduced from £7.99

Stickers, £1.49

Because what child doesn’t love a sticker ot ten!

Pens & gel pens (Assorted styles) £2.99

They have loads of different packs from plain colours, gel pens and scented pens (which children love!)

They also have packs of jumbo glitter crayons for the same price of £2.99, so lots of different options.

Bumper value craft set, £3.99

Perfect for all those little crafters, this set has loads of different items in it to get their juices flowing! From Pom Poms, foam shapes, stickers and more.

‘Paint your own’ sets, £3.99

These are such good value and are a lovely way to keep them occupied and for them to create something that they can keep.

B & M also sell some yummy edible items that would be perfect to pop into a stocking…

●Sweets, 3 for £1 or 39p per pack

●Sparkly jelly beans £1.99

●Retro Pez dispensers, £1 and refills for £1

●Standard Bags of chocolate (Cadburys etc), £1

●Kinder eggs Suprises, 89p

●Chocolate Santas & Chocolate coins, from 50p

Lots of shops also sell books that are super cheap! The Works, Poundland and B&M all sell lovely story books and they often have them on offer too.

I hope you have found this useful and it gives you a few ideas!

No one wants a stressful Christmas.

16 days until Christmas 🎄

Ho Ho Ho

Roseanne 🎅🏻

Blogmas Day 11: Five fun, festive arts & crafts activities 🎄

Children love Christmas and they certainly make it even more magical.

I work with children and I have two nephew’s and a niece as well.

I love getting creative and having a bit of fun with them and these ideas are so simple and easy.

These don’t require lots of expensive resources, you might even already have some of the stuff. Plus, you can use some things for more than one of the activities.

Just have a bit of fun 🎄

Lollipop Christmas trees

We stuck our lollipop sticks onto green paper to save having to use a glue gun. If you wanted to make them without the backing a glue gun would be best to stick the lollipop sticks together.

Then you just need to add a stalk, a star on top and decorations.

DIY Christmas cards

These are a super simple and easy idea and are perfect for getting the kiddies involved in the festivities. This is not only fun but saves you a job! Who doesn’t love receiving a homemade card!?! Plus, you can do whatever you like so it’s open to you and your childrebs interpretation.

Cotton wool snowmen

This one requires a little bit of cutting out but after that it is just an assembly job so you could always try and cut out a few bits before hand or, depending on their age, get the kiddies to help you.

Paper chains

This one only needs strips of your chosen colour paper and some cellotape to complete. They look really effective and they make a great decoration once you are done. The kids love seeing their paper chains hanging up.

Cotton wool painting Christmas trees

This one is a little bit messy but good fun and they can get as creative as they like.

You can just use paint or add mini pom poms and glitter to the mix if you want some really jazzy Christmas trees.

These are all lovely, quick and easy ideas for a fun and festive arty session.

Let me know if you try any of them!

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

Auntie pt 2

Being an Auntie is truely special. I’m not a mum, in a way I’m sure thats probably ‘better’ but there really is something so lovely about being an Auntie. For one you get to give them back!! (Something I always say but rarely want to do) you also get to be the fun one. The crazy one. The let’s eat cake at half 10 one. The ok, go on, one last time one. The sleepover queen.

The one who these little people manage to wrap round their little finger no matter how hard you try to repell it (and let’s be honest you don’t try very hard!)

This picture is what prompted me to write this post…

My three week old niece and almost three year old nephew.

This photo fills me with equal amounts of pride and sadness.

Pride for that little boy that I met when he was barely an hour old, who I’m sure was only one yesterday! Being a beautiful big cousin to Evie-Mae, so caring and gentle.

But sadness because, I’m sure he was that small just a little while ago, they grow up so fast and until I had nieces and nephews I never quite realised just how fast.

Everytime they achieve something I burst with pride for that little person but at the same time think, that’s another ‘First’ gone. But boy are we lucky to have those ‘firsts’! All those things we hope they’ll achieve and are so happy when they do.

I’m always sure to remember, with ‘firsts’ come ‘lasts’ so I read that story even though I’m tired (because I’m not used to running around after them all the time! Mums I don’t know how you do it!!) I treasure that sound when he runs to me and says ‘Ro Ro’ (A nickname I hope will have longevity, I can’t cope with the thought of not hearing that) those cuddles when he is tired or has fallen over and he just wants your comfort, or the dancing to fireman Sam round the lounge in your PJs.

Because in the blink of an eye he’ll be a big boy and Ro Ro’s not quite ready for that yet. Thank goodness for my other little ones.

Being an Auntie really has changed my life.

What do you love most about being am Auntie/Aunt/Uncle?


Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

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