Life of a Mum

Teachers thank you gift guide

Bloody difficult isn’t it; what to get someone that maybe sees your child more than you, but you don’t know them very well. Also might be more than one, so it can get expensive!!!

My gift guide is based on a modest budget of £10….. so hopefully something for everyone

No 34 Boutique obviously a local favourite of mine! They stock loads of gift options for £10 and under; earrings, socks, candles and more. They’ll even box you up a cute bundle such as this ….. check out No 34 boutique on Instagram or pop into their Market Harborough boutique

Memories and gifts there’s lots of low cost teachers gifts here, lots are personalised too. My favourite if the card and gift in one- this cute personalised card has a detachable magnet and is £8 Buy here

Isabellas Illustration’s if you’re a teacher you’ve gotta love stationery right? I bloody love something to update my desk….. this positivity planner is so cute and just £4.99 Buy here

Leicestershire Craft Centre know a creative teacher??? Then a voucher from here would be awesome! They could put it towards a workshop (starting from £10) a DIY kit or even a pattern Leicestershire Craft Centre

Primrose and Bear I love these cute personalised pouches from Primrose and Bear perfect for pens, makeup or any other handbag essentials and they’re only £10

Christmas, Life of a Mum

Christmas gift guide

I think it’s a time of year where we all struggle to know what to buy our kids! What do they actually need or want; after all we don’t need more stuff in the house.

I love to use the saying; ‘something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read’ So this may be a shorter a list/blog then you are used to seeing when it comes to Christmas lists.

Something they want- Tonies. Dorothea loves her Tonie box, she’s had it for a couple of years now, but never bored of it. It’s plays songs and stories, depending on which Tonie characters you get. You can even buy a Personal Tonie that friends and family can record stories and messages on. Tonies

The actual box is super sturdy (ours was dropped down stairs and survived) and simple and easy for little hands and minds to use. The box sits on the charger/stand, but had a good life off of charge so can be taken on journeys too. <a href="http://<a href="https://tidd.ly/313FE2g&quot; target="_blank" rel="sponsored">Tonies (aff link)

Frugi

All items from Frugi

We love Frugi- and they can tick boxes for wear ✅ and need ✅ hoorah!!!! we love their water bottles for school or trips Water bottle (aff link) and their rucksakes are awesome quality too. We have this stunning festive dress- Dot loves it because it’s tailor, who wouldn’t, and the bow is removable too. Frugi Christmas dress (aff link) Both items I’ve linked too are also in the sale!!!!

Something to read this has got to be one of our favourite Christmas books, reminds me of being little and I think every child should have one The jolly Christmas Postman

A few other bits: I appreciate the above may not be to your taste or what your child wants, here are a few other ideas we’ve bought Dorothea

Hape- scales
Phonics dominoes

I hope this short; but perfectly formed gift list helps, remembers Christmas isn’t about ‘things’ it’s about making memories. Drop me a comment if you’ve enjoyed this and/or purchased any of my recommendations