Three gift ideas for little people (i.e. No booze here, my friends)
One of the perks I've found from blogging is the products I receive to trial, often unannounced and unexpected, just like these....only they weren't for me, they were for the kids.
I normally only write about products I like that include a giveaway - I can't really expect you to read me banging on about an awesome product if there's nothing in it for you, right? Sometimes, I receive products with no giveaway, no obligation to blog about them, but I think they're awesome enough for a shout out.
And that's what these are.
In the lead up to Christmas, as we all frantically start working out how much we have to spend, and what we can possibly get for the little people in our lives, I thought I'd share some insight from my own little people.
Here are the top 3 products The Feral Threesome have received recently, and their thoughts on each one:
The Twin Tornado are loving themselves sick in these babies. There was some fighting since Miss7 didn't get a pair, and so decided she would claim the accompanying toys as her own. When I say 'some fighting' I mean there was some bitch slapping going on, yo.
I like this gift option because you're giving something practical (the shoes), but the inclusion of the toy means that it's still interesting and exciting for the little recipient.
These retail for $49.95 and you can get them exclusively from Havaianas Australia.
In the words of Mstr3 "OMG Mummy, Super Batman's got a Transformer AND a Polony!"
At which point I had to point out that only the Transformer was Super Batman's,** and that the Polony/(My Little) Pony was in fact Miss3's.
**Super Batman is his current name of choice. He's like the artist formerly known as Prince, but in his case, formerly known as JJ or Joel or Mstr3, who now only answers to Super Batman. And yes, I've told him how utterly wanky it is to refer to ones self in the third person.
Fijit Friends Newbies
This piece de resistance was sent to Miss7 for her birthday. It is the reason the bitch slapping ceased over the Havaianas and their matching toys.
Miss7's loving herself sick singing along with 'Zia', occasionally getting annoyed when Zia doesn't join in on her personalised rendition of Katy Perry's "I kissed a girl" - the one that involves tasting a 'chili shit stick' in place of a 'cherry chap stick'....I shit stick you not.
Miss7 on the Fijit Friends: "OMG. That's so cool! I'm going to teach it to sing all my best songs. OMG. OMG."
It's like having a play date to entertain your child - one you don't have to clean the house for.
Fijit Friends Newbies are relatively new to the toy scene, so you'll surely score brownie points for gifting the latest toy this festive season. They retail for $29.99 and you can find out more about them and where to get them here.
Pink Poppy online store
I do love me some sparkly pink blinging accessories. The hair clips do a bang up job of holding the stray hairs from Miss7 and Miss3's DIY mullets in place. You know, so they don't look utterly feral and unkempt.
Perish the thought.
My girls are not very girly at the best of times (no idea where they got that from...), so I was thrilled when they went all girly squeal-fest over the Pink Poppy brush and hair accessories...before returning to their formerly feral and ballsy personas to fight over the cute boxed Princess Puzzle.
Pink Poppy is a site full of cute girly gifts. You can find big and small gifts to suit most budgets.
Finally, a bit of sharing of the product loving!
Thanks to Pink Poppy, I have a Princess Puzzle to give away - just in time for Christmas.
For your chance to win a Pink Poppy Princess Puzzle:
- Say that three times quickly, after a liberal dose of festive booze.
- Once you've mastered that, follow this blog so that I can feel the festive love and regale you with tales of how I survive the upcoming season (here's a hint: there will be wine. Lots of wine)
- Comment below with your hot toy tip for Christmas.
Mine is the iFud. Miss3 is desperate for one, incessantly whining about how she "actually needs an iFud actually". You heard it here first, the next iProduct, yet to hit the market...apparently.
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