This guide is a little different in the fact that these are ideas that will make the run up to Christmas a little more special. Christmas for me, is all about making it as magical as possible for my children. Nothing beats the excitement that the festive period brings when you’re a child and those memories last a lifetime.
I’ve been making up Christmas Eve bundles of treats for a few years now and where I started off using a basket, I then upgraded it to a big box to accommodate treats for three children. Now they have a box each which are personalised with their names. This Personalised Wooden Christmas Eve Box is ideal for one child and can easily hold pyjama’s, hot chocolate and all the other goodies that are fun to receive.
The run up to Christmas isn’t complete without some stories to really get everyone in the spirit. The magic comes alive with Dasher, which is the story of a brave little doe who meets Santa and changes Christmas for ever.
We’ve had a Christmas Elf visiting our house for quite a while now but it was only last year that we started using our Magical Elf Door. This adds a whole new dimension to the Elf craze and we absolutely love it. There are lots on ideas to be found on An Elf for Christmas.
They say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but Lights On Cotton Rock is a beautiful story for ages 4–7 about family and dreams, travels through space and time to show us that what we are looking for, might be closer than we think.
Whether you have stocking or sacks, Harrow & Green have some gorgeous traditional items to choose from to make Christmas morning have that extra wow factor. We’ve used sacks for years, as stockings just aren’t big enough for what we like to fill them with.
This Letterpress Christmas Sack with Ticking Trim from Harrow & Green is the most beautiful hessian sack that will last for years and years.
It’s large enough for a generous amount of Christmas presents as it measures a roomy 80cm x 50cm, so it’s up to you what you decide to fill it with.
For bedtime, quiet time or simply relaxing, the beautiful Lully Bear would be a wonderful gift for babies and young children. Lully is a baby lullaby toy that sings 23 calming songs such as, You are my sunshine, Somewhere over the rainbow and When you wish upon a star. He will play uninterrupted for an hour and is the perfect companion for little sleepers, made even more magical at Christmas time.
The songs are truly wonderful and it’s not your average lullaby toy, as I could happily listen to the songs all day long.
This is a wonderful keepsake and will be treasured by little ones.
If you’re not keen on giving chocolate for breakfast then you can make the countdown to Christmas even more fun, with a Lego advent calendar. Each piece will last way beyond Christmas and makes up a little festive scene when all of the pieces are revealed.
I hope I’ve given you some inspiration to create some more magic this Christmas and that you enjoy introducing these ideas as much as I have.
Nb. The above items were sent for the purpose of this gift guide.