Christmas at The Hummingbird Bakery

With the Christmas countdown in full swing, The Hummingbird Bakery has created the ultimate festive collection to share with family and friends this Christmas season.

Freshly baked on-site and made with quality ingredients by The Hummingbird Bakery bakers, the Christmas collection has something for the whole family to enjoy. From delicious Red Velvet Wreath Cakes,  Chocolate Rainbow Reindeer Cakes and Mint Choc Baked Cheesecakes to mini mince pies, Christmas Rocky Roads and cupcake selection boxes, you’ll find something perfect for your Christmas celebrations!

And if that isn’t enough, The Hummingbird Bakery has just launched the ‘At Home Christmas Cupcake Decorating Kits’, so you can try out ‘The Hummingbird Swirl’ at home with fun and festive decorations. We think this is the perfect activity to do with the kids in between Christmas and the New Year.

To place your orders, head over to The Hummingbird Bakery!

NEW short-term memberships at Maggie & Rose

Maggie & Rose are offering up short-term memberships for the first time, ideal for these chillier months, and the perfect pit stop for a coffee while the little ones play.

With outposts in Chiswick, Kensington and Islington, Maggie & Rose is the original family members’ club, a home away from home to hang out in, play, join in a class or grab a bite to eat.

Email your preferred clubhouse to find out more:

Mylee Raspberry Gel Polish

Be on-trend this party season with the Mylee Raspberry Gel Polish, as Pantone reveals its colour of the year – Vivid Magenta.

This rich raspberry pink MyGel polish with a purple undertone is perfect for merry berry nails this festive season and beyond.

Using a Base Coat and Top Coat is essential for achieving glossy, salon-quality nails that last up to 3 weeks! Cures under LED or UV Lamp.

Kidswear Collective

Kidswear Collective, the UK’s fast-growing consignment platform specialising in designer pre-loved and past-season baby and kids’ fashion has opened a pop-up shop at luxury shopping destination Bicester Village. The 2,000 sq ft shop opened its doors on Friday 9 December and will remain open until 3 January, to cater to the busy Christmas period.

The edit comprises a range of ‘mini me’ designer labels as well as over forty well-known children’s fashion brands including Tartine et Chocolat, Il Gufo, Mini Rodini, Rachel Riley, Monnalisa and Amaia and popular baby brands such as aden + anais, Magnolia Baby & Kissy Kissy. From festive gift sets starting from £35 to festive partywear and skiwear to Winter sun getaway pieces, the Kidswear Collective pop-up has been designed to cater to Bicester Village’s discerning guests’ every requirement.

Start-Rite X The Little Loop

Start-Rite Shoes is to partner with children’s fashion rental specialist, thelittleloop, in an exclusive deal to make children’s shoes available for the first time, through the brand’s shared children’s wardrobe.

Environmentally conscious consumers will now be able to discover and rent a selection of Start-Rite’s First Steps and Pre-School Shoes through thelittleloop. In doing so, Start-Rite joins a prestigious line up of ethical and quality brands, including John Lewis, Frugi, Little Green Radicals and Polarn O. Pyret, where clothes are available to parents through a monthly subscription service.

Customers will visit a dedicated Start-Rite landing page on thelittleloop’s website. To ensure consistency of service and maintain Start-Rite’s hallmark standards of quality and durable fitted footwear, Start-Rite has provided thelittleloop with stock and brand training on sizing, cleaning and caring for shoes. Customers can also download and print a paper foot measuring gauge.

You can find Start-Rite under brands on thelittleloop.com

 

MyFirst Fone RS1, My First

myFirst, the Singapore-based tech brand for kids, announces the latest iteration of its innovative line of Smartwatch Phones, the myFirst Fone R1s. Designed for young children in today’s world of smart devices, the R1s features 4G LTE connectivity to chat, video, and voice call families and peers under full parental supervision.

Alongside its smartphone capabilities, the R1s comes with improved smartwatch features including an increased 8GB for music files storage, a heart rate monitor, GPS tracking, lift-to-wake sensitivity and more.

Built to provide ease of use, the myFirst Fone R1s autodetects myFirst’s Bluetooth headset for seamless pairing, while also utilising a simple-to-use watch and app interface allowing young children and parents alike an unparalleled user experience.

 

Like its predecessor, the R1, users of the R1s will be able to mix and match the watch’s face and straps in various trendy colour combinations to suit any individual’s personality.

Hampers, Bumbles & Boo

Make baby’s first Christmas magical with an adorable Christmas hamper, packed full of festive treats from independent gift specialists Bumbles & Boo. Bumbles & Boo takes the stress out of purchasing presents at Christmas with a stunning, selection of hand-picked, Christmas-themed hampers to celebrate Baby’s First Christmas.

Parents will be able to look back on this special family-focused milestone, with one of these adorable keepsake hampers, which are all jam-packed with memory-making essentials.

Baby Christmas Hampers include a variety of gifts such as Christmas Pudding Sleepsuits to Rudolf socks and Xmas hats, Christmas-themed toys and mementos like Baby’s First Christmas bauble, to hang on the tree for many years to come.

 

 

CALM Botanical Mist, Natural Herb Remedies

These Botanical Mists have been created by carefully blending pure essential oils to create wonderful unisex aromatherapy sprays. These are combined with the targeted benefits of Bach Flower Remedies to really enhance their effectiveness. Dr Bach believed that our emotional state was the cause of physical health problems and so he developed flower remedies based around our emotional responses to help support us in our daily lives.

Toy Of The Week

T. Rex, Dinosuit

Roam your realm as a ferocious fossil and experience the feeling of being a walking, stalking, chomping dinosaur, with the T.Rex from Dinosuit.

Dinosuits are dinosaur-construction toys that you wear and control and will delight any dino fan this Christmas.

Build your fossil suit using the easy-to-follow picture instructions and then simply strap into the suit to become your favorite dinosaur. Ergonomically designed to walk just as you do with an operational head and snapping jaws that you can control to bring your dinosaur to life.

Pretty roarsome, don’t you think?

Latest Books

There are Mammals Everywhere, Camilla De La Bedoyere

‘There are Mammals Everywhere’ is the fifth and final in a series of non-fiction books from Britta Teckentrup. Young readers will learn where in the world all sorts of mammals can be found and all the weird and wonderful things about them that they never imagined were true.

With an added search-and-find element, this is non-fiction with spark and personality from a much-loved illustrator for ages 7+.

What’s On

Wild in Art’s Winter Trail

The global public art producer has announced four, uniquely decorated art trails that will take place around key landmarks, streets and open spaces across Birmingham, Hemel Hempstead, Hitchin, and Winkworth Arboretum this winter.

With themes of friendship, imagination, adventure, and Christmas, the free live art trails will showcase giant winter sculptures. In Birmingham, a parade of incredible Emperor Penguin sculptures will feature in an enchanting walkable trail.

Inspired by the late Raymond Briggs’ iconic picture book, THE SNOWMAN™ trails will take place across Hitchin and Winkworth Arboretum, whilst his magical companion THE SNOWDOG will feature in a trail within Hemel Hempstead.

Offering free, outdoor cultural activities for individuals of all ages to enjoy, Wild in Art invites friends and families to grab their show boots, wrap up warm, and get ready to go on a magical adventure to get in the mood for the festive season!

Discover The Magic, Disney On Ice

Disney On Ice presents Discover The Magic is bringing a new voyage to families through dynamic moments both on ice and in the air, taking fans on its most adventurous journey yet. Get ready for the Disney On Ice magic to make its way to an arena near you this Spring, with enchanting stories and exhilarating production numbers, providing the perfect day out for all the family.

The production will travel throughout the UK visiting Cardiff, Leeds, London, Liverpool, and Glasgow from the 23rd February to the 26th March 2023. Tickets are available to order now!

On the My Baba wish list…

T. Rex, Dinosuit

Translucent Shells, EDX Education

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