Flawless Skincare Kit, Beauty & Vitality

Improve skin complexion with the unique dual product kit featuring Beauty & Vitality Flawless Skin Multi-Nutrient, Probiotics Capsules and Flawless Pre & Probiotic Moisturiser.

A new two-part approach to skincare, this moisturiser and supplement combination is designed to deliver skincare from the inside and out, nourishing and boosting the skin microbiome, improving skin immunity and countering breakouts and blemishes, helping you get the glow inside and out.

Childrenswear Marketplace dotte Launches App

dotte provides a full-circle remedy to fast fashion for kids. Unlike adult consumer fast fashion behaviour being driven by the desire of wanting something new, the kidswear market has always been driven by the need for new clothes that they outgrow. And, with children’s clothes having an average 2-3 months wear and our little ones getting through around 280 clothing items before their 2nd birthday, it’s no surprise the global resale market is set to be twice as big as fast fashion by 2030. dotte speaks to families who want a sustainable solution to the piles of kidswear they are holding onto in their attics, while breathing new life into their little ones’ treasured clothes. The brand goes beyond peer-to-peer buying and selling by also offering their community donation and recycling options.

dotte are on a mission to slow down the fastest part of fashion, childrenswear, and turn their marketplace into a movement that will offer savings for parents pockets and the planet.

 

Mary Berry Launches ‘At Home’ Collection

Dame Mary Berry has recently launched her brand new ‘At Home’ collection which features a range of stunning products allowing customers to bake like Mary from the comfort of their own home.

The innovative collection contains superior bakeware which has been designed to give the best results, with easy non-stick products, so showstopping bakes can be created in all kitchens! You’ll find casserole dishes, cookie cutters, wood boards, colanders and an digital scale and measuring spoons – everything you need to get your bake on! Or bake off, should we say!

The Kids Journal, The Head Plan

The Kids Journal by The Head Plan is a powerful personal development tool that draws on the science of positive psychology. This Journal provides an imaginative environment for children to write down their innermost thoughts without judgement or rules, aside from some gentle guide notes which allows the user to interpret the journaling experience in their own unique way.

The journal is for children between the ages of 6 and 12, who can work through it alone or with an adult by their side, giving them the chance to connect and gain insight into their deepest emotions.

Orchard Toys Donates to NSPCC

Norfolk-based Orchard Toys is donating its new Christmas Eve Box to the NSPCC Together for Childhood project and its four local community sites in Glasgow, Grimsby, Stoke on Trent and Plymouth.

Each local Together for Childhood project will ensure the games are given out to local families, in the way that best suits the needs of their community.

For every Christmas Eve Box purchased online at orchardtoys.com throughout November, Orchard Toys will match it with a like-for-like donation to the NSPCC, ensuring the gifts reach children in plenty of time for Christmas.

The 3-in-1 Christmas-themed box set includes a festive lotto game, a 30-piece jigsaw and a 12-page activity book, aimed at children aged three to six years.

Rachel Riley x Smalls Merino Collaboration Launch

Award-winning British baby and children’s clothing brand Rachel Riley is delighted to announce a collaboration with premium Merino Wool brand Smalls to create a capsule collection.

The limited edition collection combines key shapes and styles in Smalls’ core range along with Rachel Riley’s signature colour palette and playful prints – and the result is a perfect blend of British design and luxury traceable Merino wool.

The collection is centred around a vintage lamb – a nod to Smalls’ New Zealand roots – and is made using the brand’s Italian spun, New Zealand-grown fabric. It comprises ultrafine base layer pieces including vests, long-sleeved tops, baseball tees, leggings, snood and babygrows from newborn to 14 years and prices range from £35 to £95.

 

 

My 1st Years ‘Santa’s Little Helpers’

With so many toys and gifts on offer in the lead-up to Christmas, it can be hard to know where to start. That’s why this year My 1st Years are taking the stress out of gift shopping with their ultra-reliable toy testers, who reveal the toys they’d most like to see in their stockings.

Three very special ‘Santa’s Little Helpers’ will be hired, who can (along with the help of a responsible parent or guardian) review and give feedback on some of our best-selling products from the year. In return for their valuable insight, each Santa’s Little Helper will receive up to £150 worth of My 1st Years toys, selected especially for their age range.

This one-of-a-kind dream ‘job’ for little ones hoping to find some exciting presents under the tree, is open to children aged 0-6 years in the UK, but applications will need to be made by parents. Applicants can simply submit theirs via the link below, stating why their child, in particular, would be a great little helper for Santa, and why they deserve this role of a lifetime.

Applications close on Sunday 11th December 2022. Those interested can apply here.

Baukjen & Isabella Oliver donate clothing to Smart Works this Black Friday

From 25th- 28th November Baukjen will donate interview-appropriate Baukjen pieces to women’s charity Smart Works, for every customer order across both Baukjen & Isabella Oliver brands alongside a sitewide 20% full price from Friday.

House of Baukjen already donate at least 10% of its annual profits to charity and caring for people and the planet play a huge part in the slow fashion company’s ethos. With the cost-of-living crisis and unemployment rising, supporting women’s charity Smart Works, dedicated to empowering women to reach their full potential by providing interview coaching and quality clothing for job interviews, reflects House of Baukjen’s core values.

Toys Of The Week

VTech Toot-Toot Drivers Fix & Fuel Garage

The Toot-Toot Drivers Fix & Fuel Garage will make the perfect gift for any little racers this Christmas. This 3-storey interactive garage is packed full of fun features for little ones to play with and includes a SmartPoint™ stock car that plays 3 sing-along songs and 6 melodies.

Little ones can ensure the stock car runs smoothly at the engine tuning station before fuelling up with classic fuel or super-charged electricity! Complete with a shop and car wash, this colourful garage also features fun ramps, swinging signs and liftable gates for little ones to navigate, helping to develop sensory and motor skills.

LeapFrog Clic the ABC 123 Laptop

Clic the ABC 123 Laptop is an ideal gift to encourage learning through play this Christmas. Children from 3 years+ can practise letters, counting and basic computer literacy with this colourful, new laptop friend! Clic’s hands move and his face animates as he tells jokes, sings and dances. Clic loves football and hanging out with his buddy Computer Chip (but he can be called Chip for short!).

Children will love learning and laughing as they play over 10 engaging activities to learn about letters, numbers, typing and simple coding. Pressing the letter and number buttons will play names and silly animations. Count and feed Chip snacks and use simple coding to clean or cuddle him! Little ones can even copy parents and carers, and practice typing to send and receive texts from Chip. The perfect introduction to technology, children are bound to love Clic and quickly welcome him to the family!

 

Latest Books

The Bear and her Book: There’s More To See, Frances Tosdevin

“I’m a curious bear, who must explore.

The world is big, and there’s more to see –

And I’ll find this bear who is not like me.”

With the call of the wild giving her itchy paws, the bear sets off on a new adventure with her book, fixing problems and making friends as she travels. But will she find the strange bear from her book – and if so, will it really be that different?

The Wild Verses, Helen Mort

This beautiful collection has a poem for every feeling, from consoling words of hope and healing to meditations on love and friendship. Accompanied by emotive illustrations of animals in the wild, this is a poetry collection to be returned to again and again.

The perfect gift book for fans of Donna Ashworth and Charlie Mackesy.

What’s On

The Snowman with Live Orchestra

WHEN: Sunday 18 December, 1 pm & 2.30pm
WHERE: Snape Maltings Concert Hall
BOOK: Find further information here.

Approx 45 minute performance

Snape Maltings continues its tradition of a special screening of Howard Blake’s “The Snowman” – the perfect way for all the family to celebrate the festive season. With live orchestral music from the Suffolk Ensemble and singing by the children of Group A and Jubilee Opera Chorus, and the invitation to join in with a massed singalong carol.

Family Christmas with The Academy

WHEN: Thursday 22 December, 4pm
WHERE: St Martin-in-the-Fields, London
BOOK: Find further information here.

Designed to be fun for all the family, the hour-long concert will celebrate favourite festive tunes. There will also be a chance for everyone to sign along with carols!

On the My Baba wish list…

Pushchair Mitts, Red Castle

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