Christmas is easily my favourite time of year. There's nothing I love more than having nothing else to do other than enjoy amazing food, drink allll the alcohol and watch heartwarming films (let's forget that I work non-stop over the Christmas period at a bar). One other thing I really love about the Christmas season is choosing and giving gifts to loved ones; there's really something magical about picking out something for your nearest and dearest.
This year I want to spread my love of gift giving with my lovely readers, so I'll be writing a (probably small) series of Christmas gift guides. An amazing brand named Zimpli Kids ever so kindly sent me a few of their bestsellers to try out, and I couldn't recommend them enough! If you're looking for something that the kids will love, creates virtually no mess and is wallet friendly,then these are the gifts for you.
You can't beat fake snow, there's no doubt about that. I've bought fake snow every year for the past three or four years now, it just really adds to the Christmas magic. It's only £4.99 for a pack of four bags which will make around 15 snowballs each, and instructions come inside. You can find these bad boys at your local The Entertainer. While these are great for the kids to play with fake snowballs in the garden, fake snow is also super cute to use as decoration (it does dissolve, though) and I'll definitely be putting mine outside the house come Christmas time. Why not use some leftover powder for Santa's footsteps?!
As I mentioned above, this fake snow will dissolve so it's relatively mess free - win, win! (Cute penguin decoration not included, but you can find him at Paperchase)
I can remember having Gelli Baff as a child, so I feel really nostalgic writing about it right now. As a child, I saw bath time as a time for creation and playing (thanks to my mum for faffing with bubbles, and my stepmum for playing every made up game I could think of) and Zimpli Kids' Gelli Baff and Slime Baff make it even more fun.
Slime has really taken the world by storm over the past year or so - I know my eight year old stepbrother likes to make a mess with it. Slime Baff allows for the kids to play with slime without getting it into the p*ssing carpet (as I've definitely said on multiple occasions). Not only is it super easy to create - just add the powder to your bath - but it can also be diluted with more water and drained away, no harm done; trust me, the drainage in my halls is shocking and the slime went down relatively easily. How much fun will this be for the kids?! You can even put some in a bowl, if you've got more patience than I do.
Gelli Baff is the exact same as Slime Baff, just with a chunkier, gel sort of texture instead of slime (if you hadn't already guessed!). The Gelli Baff can't be drained as easily as Slime Baff, thanks to its texture, but Zimpli Kids have already thought of this and have thrown in a dissolver which turns the gel back to water. Once again, no mess!
Bath time will get a whole lot more fun with these two products, or you can even make them in a big bowl for the kids to play with outside (if I can do it in a tupperware tub, you can too!). You can buy a single use of Gelli Baff or Slime Baff for £4.99 each, or you can buy two uses for £9.99 each. Both products come with instructions and the Gelli Baff comes with a dissolver for each use. Don't these just make the best stocking fillers?
Disclaimer: The products used in this post were gifted.