Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Planning for Christmas

Only 73 sleeps until Christmas, my friend has a little app on her phone that counts down with a festive jingle!  She is definitely one for building up the excitement she tends to go rather overboard and even has Christmas bedding and a Santa bathmat.  Having said that I do not think I can put it off any longer I need to start buying up gifts and preparing for our jolly visitor. 

I was looking on The Works website as they have a whole section of the site dedicated to Christmas.  I really need to find presents on a budget for the boys!  They have high expectations and we have slim pickings in the bank account to purchase presents for under the tree.  We have enough for their main presents (drum set for eldest and metal detector for youngest) but other than that I need to get the rest as economically as possible. 

Santa has always been quite generous so far, so that's where our problem stems.  But our circumstances are a bit different this year, bigger house, lots of outstanding bills and renovation work still to be done.  I do want them to have an impressive pile to open of course but only at the right price, with two for £10 deals its certainly a possibility with The Works.  Christmas might just about be achievable after all!  You do not need to spend a fortune to pad out Christmas here, whatever interests your child you will find a gift for them, whether its rocket building, pebble painting or digging for dinosaurs.  

I have included some of my favourites that I know my two (aged 6 and 8) would love to receive.

This is great for your aspiring buccaneers, younger children enjoy having a chest to hide their precious keepsakes (of which youngest seems to have many!), but with this set they also get an eye patch, hook and hat to play the role perfectly!  Walk the plank!

This is a wonderful present for children who enjoy being creative and want to try something different.  It’s that bit more unusual as it actually lets you sculpt the sand, usually you just sort of squish it together and hope for the best, but this stuff promises to hold its shape!  At this price I think you can afford to give it a try anyway.

What better present than one that appeals to inquisitive minds, your children can improve on their spying skills and impress their friends with their new found spy essentials (personally I need the rear view glasses for myself to keep an eye on the boys!).

My cheeky pair would be in their element having fun with this joke set, I could imagine the fake dog poo being used to comic effect to trick my poor parents when we are all visiting over Christmas with our dog in tow!  I can just imagine the look on their faces when they stumble across that "poo" on the floor.

Do you have a favourite from the site?  Each of the above picks are in the 2 for £10 deal promotion so a complete bargain.


  1. Thankyou for this! The Pirate Treasure Chest is perfect for my nephew and I've just bought one! would never have found this otherwise!