christmas

|Review| Christmas with Smiggle

Monday, November 30, 2020

 


It is almost December so Christmas plans are in full force. As we have been in lockdown and most retail shops are currently closed, Christmas shopping has been very different this year. I like to buy the children stationery and craft items every year and quite often end up browsing Smiggle looking for stocking fillers. This year Smiggle gave me a £50 voucher to spend online and shop some of their amazing offers. 


I found all sorts of great items including: 

  • Sleepy Sprouts scented markers
  • Chatterbox activity book
  • Unicorn scissors
  • Unicorn cable cover pal
  • Set of 30 gel pens
  • Unicorn Universe scented ballpoint pens
  • Dinosaur World scented ballpoint pens
  • Khaki essentials A5 stationery kit
  • Far Away A5 notebook
  • Dinosaur World Eraser
  • Roll eraser and sharpener
  • Big mistakes eraser

All of this came to a grand total of £50.45.


Smiggle have so many great offers online which are changing all the time. As you can see I got a lot for my money and therefore have lots of great gifts to give the children for Christmas. I was really impressed by the gel pens and the A5 stationery kit especially. They will come in really handy for the children's drawing and colouring sessions. I also think the girls will love the chatterbox book, it is full of great fun activities for them to do together. 

Although I didn't get to go in-store and browse like I usually would, I did enjoy picking out the perfect gifts to make sure each child had something nice and special for themselves. We are really big Smiggle fans and I know they will be so excited to open their gifts Christmas morning. 

You can shop the latest offers now at Smiggle and there is still plenty of time to get an order in!

* Disclaimer: I was sent a voucher in exchange for this coverage. All opinions are my own. 

Funko

Review: Funko Snapsies

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

 

As big fans of anything Funko! We were really excited to receive their brand new surprise toy to review. We received a Funko Snapsies ball with no idea of what would be inside. The girls' decided to open it together to investigate. 
To open you simply remove the outer packaging to find a plain purple glittery ball. You then twist open the ball to reveal a parcel. There are a few layers so the girls likened it to a game of pass the parcel and decided to open a layer each until the got to the middle. I think in total there are around three layers (So you won't be unwrapping plastic for days). 



Inside the first layer were a few accessories, I think there was the veil and wings and I can't quite remember the other item. The following layer surprised us and was actually the main figure itself. The girls received 'Promise' who is a 'Llamaid'. The next layer contained another lower body part so the girls could choose whether to have their character as a Llama or a Llama-Mermaid hybrid. 

There are lots of interchangeable pieces in the set including different faces to pop onto the character. My guess is that if you were to collect a few of these Snapsies, you could probably change them into whatever you want. Looking at the leaflet that came with ours, it looks like you can also get Dragon, goat, hedgehog and shark parts so you could make all sorts!


Verdict- The girls absolutely loved the Funko Snapsies, as I expected they would. They love the interchangeable aspect of the toy and they liked that there were so many things they could do with it. I could honestly see them becoming the next 'big thing' amongst their age group.

They are available to buy now from Tesco, Smyths Toy Superstores and The Entertainer for around £8. 





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