Crayola Twistables Sketch & Draw Power Pack £6.37 (Was £14.99) @ Argos

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 23 November, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Crayola Twistables Sketch & Draw Power Pack £6.37 (Was £14.99) @ Argos

Something crazy happened in my middle child's class at school last year - all 30+ kids went absolutely gaga over Crayola Twistables, so I don't mind admitting that I gave a little shriek of joy when I discovered that this pack of 40 Twistables is just £6.37 right now at Argos, reduced from £14.99.

Suitable for budding artists aged four years and older, the Sketch & Draw Power Pack contains 20 twistables coloured pencils plus 15 mini twistables, 4 super tips markers and 1 twistables graphite pencil.

I'm not sure why these have such massive appeal with my little guy and his classmates, but I know why I love them - no sharpening required! Which means no blunt pencils cluttering up our desk while we try to remember who had the pencil sharpener last, and no tidying up endless little piles of pencil sharpenings. It's a win.

I love popping stuff like this in stockings at Christmas - great for keeping the troops entertained while they wait all day for dinner, and a handy but affordable way of filling up that long red sock!

You can get these delivered to your door for £3.95, or reserve some online and opt to collect them at no additional charge from your local branch.

With thanks to taswir1 @HUKD.

Christmas Activity Books 69p Home Bargains Or 99p Aldi

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 23 November, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Christmas Activity Books 69p Home Bargains Or 99p AldiEvery year this series of Christmas Activity Books comes round and I've bought the same books two years in a row myself. They're only 69p each at Home Bargains, but if you don't have one nearby, or yours is out of stock, you can also find them in Aldi as of today for 99p.  I've bought them for £1 or more each time and they are definitely worth it - and worth a trip to Aldi for me tomorrow!

Fortunately my girls are only 2 and 5, so they don't remember last Christmas, or doing these books then, and even less so doing them the year before. The nice thing is that there's a range of activities in each book, so you can adapt and adjust how you do them with children of a variety of ages and as they get older they can do them with a little more autonomy. I'm quite looking forward to them this year!

We use one or two a week in our book advent calendar, and do crafts, baking and decoration making throughout the week out of each book. They also include a pop out scene so you can decorate your own little Christmas scenes.

They really are quite fabulous.

Thanks for the heads up hellsbells5

Woolly And Tig Single Duvet Cover Set £11.99 @ Amazon

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 23 November, 2014 at 6:09 pm

 Woolly And Tig Single Duvet Cover Set £11.99 @ AmazonLovers of Woolly and Tig will be thrilled to spot this single duvet set at Amazon - unless you all knew it was there all along, and no one told me! It's certainly the first time I've seen it! The Wooly and Tig kids duvet is currently on sale for £11.99, reduced from £24.99. The lowest other price I can see it for, is £18.90 on eBay, so this is a very good price indeed.

I do of course now have "I love Woolly & Woolly loves me, we've been together since we were wee!" stuck in my head, but it's still a cute little bedroom set, including a duvet cover and a pillow case.

The duvet cover is 137cm x 198cm and pillowcase size 50cm x 75cm and the set is a 50% Cotton/50% Polyester blend. While obviously being machine washable, the set can also be tumble dried.

Thanks to thomascomer at HUKD

Mega Bloks First Builders Whacky Wheels £9.99 @ Home Bargains

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 23 November, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Mega Bloks First Builders Whacky Wheels £9.99 @ Home Bargains

Home Bargains always have some great toy offers, and newly added to their website is this 70 piece Mega Bloks First Builders Whacky Wheels Set.

This starter set includes wheelbases, wings, cute faces and loads of other pieces that can be put together in many different ways to make planes, cars, fire engines and whatever else your child's imagination can come up with.  (If my toddler turns out anything like his brother we'll end up with a flying submarine!)

This set is a fantastic price at £9.99 as it's at the full RRP of £19.99 at Amazon, Toys R Us and Asda.

Home Bargains also have the Mega Bloks First Builders Fire Truck Finn* for sale at £12.99, nearly £10 cheaper than Amazon and less than half the price it is at most other retailers.

Both these sets are available in stores, or can be ordered online for home delivery. Even taking into account the delivery charges (which vary according to parcel size) you should still be making a considerable saving even if you can't get to a store.

 

Thomas & Friends Motion Control Thomas £19.99 @ Amazon

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 23 November, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Thomas & Friends Motion Control Thomas £19.99 @ Amazon

It'a another Amazon Lightning Deal so you need to be quick to get this one! The RRP is £39.99, Amazon were selling it for £27.19 before this deal, so this price is a massive bargain.

When I saw this was coming up on today's deals my house went into a little frenzy of excitement. The adverts are on tv all the time and it has convinced my lot that this is the only thing Father Christmas should be bringing for our youngest.

If you haven't seen the video watch it on Amazon here, and it shows how you can control the movement of Thomas with your hand rather than having to work out any tricky remote controls. (The toot toot noises brought the toddler running in to the room when I watched it a minute ago.)

You make Thomas move with a wave of your hand, or use the crossing sign that comes with it. He can move forwards, backwards, revs for racing mode and avoids obstacles. He also makes fun sounds and phrases.

This is around £40 most places, £34.99 at Toys R Us, so £19.99 with Free Delivery is a great bargain.

Princess Pink Bundle Deal £10 Del @ Superdrug

by Nada in Deals on 23 November, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Princess Pink Bundle Deal £10 Del @ Superdrug

Superdrug really is the place to go if you are after cheap children's toiletry gifts. Individual items are cheap enough, but can be bought even cheaper. Superdrug are currently running a "bundle" offer on Princess Pink toiletries until 25th November. This means you can get all four items from the Princess Pink range for just £10. Plus as this is a tenner, you get to benefit from Superdrug FREE delivery. Not bad at all!

Right, so what do you actually get for your £10?

  • Princess Pink Purse £3.50: This is a pretty pink coin purse with zip.
  • Princess Pink Pencil Tin £5: Contains two pencils, eraser and a sharpener.
  • Princess Pink Bath Fizzer in Tin £4: Perfect for pampering bathtimes.
  • Princess Pink Ballet Shoes Soap: Every Princess uses fancy soap, no?

All in all, by buying the four Princess Pink items as a bundle you are saving a total of £5.50, which is not to be sniffed at. These are great if your daughter has friends that she would like to give gifts to, or for stocking fillers for your little one.

Kids' Clothing Sale @ Muddy Puddles

by Nada in Deals on 23 November, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Kids' Clothing Sale @ Muddy Puddles

Now I don't know about you, but I had never heard of Muddy Puddles until today. Hand on heart, I am impressed. Their clothes are very Joules like, but at about a quarter of the price. Items start at just £2.50, and there's plenty of fab buys to be had. Most of it is outdoor clothing, so ideal for this time of year.

You can grab a fair few little extras to add to Christmas gifts or some stocking fillers. These small reversible scarves* are only £2.50 and come in star print, polka dot, navy/red and Fandango pink. Plus you can get the mittens* to match at just £2.50 a pair, also reduced from £10. Plus there's hats* too, at the same price.

The Neoprene Wellies* were £20 and are now only £12. The bottom of these are waterproof, but the upper neoprene layer are for warmth and will protect against splashes only.

Baby fleece All in One* have a massive reduction of £17, making these £12 only. They look ever so cosy for little ones.

Delivery costs £3.95, and if you sign up to the Muddy Puddles newsletter you will get £5 off your next order. The £5 off is not valid on sale items.

Children's Clothing Bargains @ Mothercare Outlet

by Nada in Deals on 23 November, 2014 at 11:30 am

Children's Clothing Bargains @ Mothercare Outlet

The PlayPennies team LOVE the outlet over on the Mothercare site. New items are added all of the time, and it's not just the dregs of this summer's fashion either, it's items suitable for all year round. If you are on the look out for children's sleepwear especially, then you are onto a winner. Click below and see what bargains you and get.

I am not lying when I tell you that my online basket is full of clothing goodies for my children. The reductions are fabulous, and you can collect ANY of the items for FREE from your local Mothercare store.

For just £1.50, you can get Good Day Fox T-Shirt*. It's got long sleeves so it's fine for a baby at this time of year. Available in sizes 3-6 months through to 12-18 months old.

These Little Miss Pyjamas* are lovely for £6, and had been £13 originally or for just £7 you can get Pink Leopard Pyjamas* for baby.

You can even grab a pair of Brogue Trainers* for just £5, that is dirt cheap!

Like I said, any items from the Outlet can be collected from a Mothercare store near you for FREE, if that is inconvenient, then yu can opt for delivery at £2.95.

Playmobil City Action Emergency Ambulance £27.40 Delivered @ Amazon/Argos

by Nada in Deals on 23 November, 2014 at 10:27 am

Playmobil City Action Emergency Ambulance £27.40 Delivered @ Amazon/Argos

Playmobil have been on the toy market for many years now and are still as popular as ever. Simplicity is key, when it comes to pleasing children. Get this Playmobil City Action Emergency Ambulance for just £27.40 from Amazon, or Argos. You will see a LOT of price matches from Amazon whilst Argos are running their 15% off toys event. Both Amazon and Argos are offering FREE delivery so it doesn't matter who you get it from.

The Playmobil City Action Emergency Ambulance may be simple in it's play ideas but couldn't be more detailed in it's design. It has a real working flashing light. The roof can be removed and  side/back doors can be opened.

What impresses me the most is the accessories that come with this play Ambulance. Medical instruments. Folding gurney with straps, First aid kit for those minor ailments, Defibrillator for those suffering from Cardiac Arrest, Oxygen tank, Oxygen masks, Casts for broken arms & legs, Head wrap bandage, Medical bags, Cell Phone, Bicycle, Patient, Driver & EMT figures. It even has an IV hook up!

My Friend Cayla £36.54 @ Amazon/Argos

by Nada in Deals on 23 November, 2014 at 10:02 am

My Friend Cayla £36.54 @ Amazon/Argos

My Friend Cayla is a doll with a difference. She doesn't come cheap, unless you nip over to Argos or Amazon today, where you can get her for just £36.54. It's £43.99 from Smyths, £42.99 from Toys R Us, and £49.99 from Tesco. Cayla is splashed across most children's television channels come advertisement break time. I'd be swaying towards Amazon, due to the fact that you do get FREE delivery.

What can Cayla do? 

She can answer questions. Ask Cayla about animals, countries of the world, maths or spelling. She will be right most times, that you will find yourself quizzing her with difficult questions to catch her out.

Cayla can also chat, like about things like hobbies, favourite foods, her family and clothes. She comes with a photo album, and she will chat about it and answer questions regarding it. With the ability to play noughts and crosses and tell stories, it's easy to see that she is worth the sub £40 price tag.

She connects to the internet, and that is quite simply how she works, by send speech to text commands, and retrieving answers.

My Friend Cayla can be collected from your local Argos for FREE, or order from Amazon for FREE Super Saver delivery.

Easy Christmas Tree Wire Tidy Hack

by Luschka van Onselen in Misc on 22 November, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Have you ever sat down to enjoy your beautiful Christmas tree and found yourself wondering and worrying about all the cables? More so if you have young children or animals around? One of our team came up with a great idea for how to tidy up all those Christmas cables and plugs: Easy Christmas Tree Wire Tidy Hack

We were debating whether there's any danger as a fire hazard here, but maybe if you put an oven safe dish inside the box, it'll be a little safer, but don't quote us on that!

What do you think?

Disney Princesses Nighties £9 @ Asda

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 22 November, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Disney Princesses Nighties £9 @ AsdaIf you haven't seen these yet, I'm not sure whether you'll thank or hate me for it, but Asda's George have a range of Disney Princess Night Dresses that would make little girls (mainly?) very happy come that Christmas eve pajama gift session.

Available from Asda right now are three types of nightie - Anna, Repunzel and a general princesses version.

Frozen's Anna comes with a shrug to keep her warm as she runs up the snowy mountain, and is available in size 1.5 - 8 years.

Repunzel's comes with a bolero, (which between you and me, is very similar looking to a shrug!), from 18 months to 6 years and the princesses nightie comes with a matching hood and cape, but is only available for 1 - 2 year olds.

There's free pick up at ASDA, or you can have it delivered for £2.95

Thanks to Lilrach at HUKD

Free The Snowman And The Snowdog App

by Luschka van Onselen in Freebies on 22 November, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Free The Snowman And The Snowdog AppThe Snowman and the Snowdog App is currently free at the Play Store for download on Android and iPhone apps. The app itself is free, but there are in-app purchases that can be made, so make sure to have your passwords in place to prevent against nasty surprises later.

In this App you can dress up your snowman in one of 80 outfits, fly around London past Tower Bridge, London Eye and the Houses of Parliament, glide past Stonehenge, zoom through Blackpool, swoop over Newcastle’s bridges and the famous Angel of the North, and head up to Scotland and around Edinburgh castle.

There are beautiful panoramic airborne views, featuring landmarks everyone is sure to recognise at least some of.

You can play this game alone or with friends.

A favourite of the Festive Season, the free Snowman and the Snowdog App should be a great asset to your app collection.

Frozen Magical Adventure Activity Ride-On £29.99 @ B&M

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 22 November, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Frozen Magical Adventure Activity Ride-On £29.99 @ B&M

This Frozen Activity Ride-On is new in stock at B&M stores, and when I saw them in store today they were certainly attracting a lot of attention.

They are not just a traditional Ride On toy, but an activity toy too.

It has figures of Elsa and Anna that skate around, and Olaf triggers music when you move him. There are piano keys, flashing lights, and lots of buttons to press, as well as lots of colourful pictures of the Frozen characters.

It also features the song "Do You Want To Build A Snowman".

It is suitable from 12 months, making it ideal for younger fans.

B&M do not sell their products online, but the website includes full details of the product and advises you use their store directory to contact your local store for stock enquiries.

There was a big new display in my local branch today, but I shouldn't imagine they will be around for too long - the only other online retailer listing them at the moment is The Entertainer, but they are charging £39.99 and they are out of stock!

Heads Up: 25% Off All Clothing, Footwear & Accessories @ Tesco

by Luschka van Onselen in Deals on 22 November, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Heads Up: 25% Off All Clothing, Footwear & Accessories @ TescoTesco will have 25% off all clothing, footwear and accessories starting on Thursday 27th until Sunday 30th. This will of course be perfect for all your Christmas nightware or slipper needs.

You'll notice on the website at the moment that there's 25% off winter warmers till Tuesday, with gloves from £1.50. There's also 25% off night wear now, with kids slippers like those cute Reindeer slippers above reduced down to £3.50 right now, along with the little penguins.

There's also a whole nativity range* right now, ideal for those of us who can't thread a needle and I'm hoping that'll be included in the 'all clothing' sale too!

As for the footwear, clothing and accessories, we're assuming that those offers that only end next Sunday anyway, like the wone's clothing will have an extra 25% off, but can't promise.

We'll let you know more on Thursday, or when we find out!

Thomas & Friends My First Twisting Tower Tracks £17.49 @ Amazon

by Lisa Hayes in Deals on 22 November, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Thomas & Friends My First Twisting Tower Tracks £17.49 @ Amazon

This one's a Lightning Deal, only available until 9pm, so you need to be quick!

This set was selling for £24.99 before, and that seems to be the standard price everywhere else it's for sale, so there's a nice discount to be had here.

It looks like great fun for younger kids, with chunky trains and big tracks to watch Thomas fly down.

It features Blue Mountain Quarry and Knapford Station, two towering ramps, a spinner at the top to choose which track to use, and a crossing gate to release the train. It includes a rolling Thomas Engine that works on and off the track.

It's suitable from 18 months, and includes free UK delivery.

We are ordering one as our toddler's first train track, so he can shout "Choo Choo!" to his heart's content this Christmas.

Frozen Toddler Elsa Doll £17.99 (Was £24.99) @ Home Bargains

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 22 November, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Frozen Toddler Elsa Doll £17.99 (Was £24.99) @ Home Bargains

Frozen Toddler Elsa Dolls for £17.99 at Home Bargains right now, reduced from £24.99 and with FREE delivery. It's still £24.99 at Smyths Toys right now, and over £30 at Amazon.

These don't appear to be falling out of favour with little Disney Frozen fans any time soon - and this one is suitable for children aged three years old and above. As well as her all-important Elsa dress, this doll comes with her own hairbrush and a cute little Olaf figure.

I'm not going to waste time waxing lyrical about this because by the time I've finished doing that they could well be out of stock. All you really need to know is that these dolls are chunkier than some of the others available, and thus seem particularly well-suited to younger children, who might find them easier to get to grips with than some of the finer, more delicate dolls.

But what are you still doing sitting here reading this? Go, go, GO!

With thanks to carp crazy @ HUKD.

My Monopoly Board Game £9.34 (Was £21.99) @ Argos

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 22 November, 2014 at 2:07 pm

My Monopoly Board Game £9.34 (Was £21.99) @ Argos

Christmas isn't Christmas without a new board game in our house, and this version of Monopoly is a steal right now. Usually £21.99, it's now just £9.34.

Somehow I've never come across this version of Monopoly before, but it's basically a totally customisable version of the classic board game. It comes with stickers and blank tiles so that you can make your own playing pieces by printing out the stickers to create your own tokens, properties and Chance and Community Chest cards.

What a genius idea, and what a lovely memory maker, too. Imagine looking back on this in years to come.

The reviews are good, too. Listen to this:

"The kids had a great time using the free app to select their favourite photos to appear on our board. Our first game on the family board was heaps of fun, remembering all the moments pictured on the different locations. We didn't realise that the London street names are printed in the tile spaces so you can also play the original game if you want. This would make a lovely gift or rainy weekend activity."

You can have this delivered to your door for an extra £3.95, or order online using the link above and then opt to collect it in person from your local branch of Argos.

Jumbo Iggle Piggle Plush Toy £8.49 (Was £29.99) @ Argos

by Heidi Scrimgeour in Deals on 22 November, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Jumbo Iggle Piggle Plush Toy £8.49 (Was £29.99) @ Argos

The only thing better than a cuddly Iggle Piggle plush toy is a giant Iggle Piggle plush toy, and the only thing better than that is one at a bargain price. So here you go - this one is just £8.49 instead of £29.99.

Complete with his snuggly red blanket, this little chap isn't actually all that little, measuring H50 x W30 x D12cm. This isn't one of those talking toys so he doesn't really 'do' a lot except presumably give great hugs. But for a little one who loves In The Night Garden this could be a brilliant bedtime companion.

The reviews are good too - this has been rated 4.4 out of a possible 5 stars by Argos customers, with people generally saying it's bigger than they expected, and lovely quality.

Depending on where you live, stock is a bit patchy on this for delivery but you can reserve it online and collect it at your local Argos branch with no delivery fee.

With thanks to ouisesutton186 @HUKD.

Silver Cross Dolls' Pop Duo Pushchair £17.91 Delivered @ Amazon

by Nada in Deals on 22 November, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Silver Cross Dolls' Pop Duo Pushchair £17.91 Delivered @ Amazon

Does your little one have twin dollies to cart about? If the answer to that is yes, then we have the perfect solution. This Silver Cross Dolls' Pop Duo Pushchair is only £17.91 from Amazon, just now. Plus you get FREE Super Saver delivery, since the item is over the £10 threshold.

The Silver Cross Dolls' Pop Duo Pushchair is a side by side stroller which can carry two dolls at a time. The pram has adjustable hoods and a twin under seat shopping baskets. The handle has a soft foam padding and the handle height is 73 cm.

I just LOVE the stylish fabric this Silver Cross Pop Duo Pushchair comes in. It's called Berry Domino due to it's reddish-pink polka dot pattern.

It is an umbrella fold mechanism which means it's easily stored, and you won't be tripping over it all of the time. This would make a great accompaniment to a doll, if that's what you are planning to buy for your child's Christmas.

I'd get in quick as possible as Amazon's stock levels can be a bit rubbish, at times.