I mentioned in my baby’s first Christmas gift guide that we aren’t buying much in the way of main presents for Aria this year, what I have managed to do is spend a small fortune on baby’s first Christmas stocking fillers instead. I didn’t intend to spend as much but I kept finding cute little things that were the perfect size for Aria’s stocking.
The stocking itself came from H&M, I bought it from their new Cardiff store on the launch night where they had a special offer of free embroidery on any spend of over £15, obviously I had to take advantage of that offer. It is a large stocking which meant that I had to buy a lot to fill it!
Nuby Santa Surprise Bundle – I blogged about this yesterday, Nuby are currently running a promotion where you pick your baby’s age range and they send you a mystery bundle, it costs £15 and you receive at least £20 worth of goods.
I bought these bits from my local Wilko. Aria loves noisy things so I think she will love the maraca, they have a range of safari maracas and the designs are so pretty, the elephant in the tutu was my favourite. I purchased the Milky Bar selection box simply because everyone deserves chocolate at Christmas and at 75p it was such a bargain. The ‘My First Christmas 2015’ bear is such a lovely keepsake, it is available in a range of colours and only costs £3, it looks lovely sticking out of her stocking and I am hoping that this will be something that we will bring out year after year with the Christmas decorations.
I bought these Little Tikes Stacker Stars in my local Asda, I’m struggling to find them available on-line in any shops but they had plenty in store so it is worth a look if you like the look of them, I think they were about £6. Aria loves banging the stacking cups together at my mam & dad’s house so I know that she will be happy to have some of these in her own house.
I’ve been hunting down a bell stick for Aria for a while now, I have a Christmas pen that jingles and Aria loves it, but it isn’t really very safe for her to play with so I wanted an alternative. I finally found this one in Hawkin’s Bazaar, at £6 it is a little pricey as there are plenty available on Amazon for around the £1 mark, but those aren’t guaranteed in time for Christmas so I decided to pay the extra to make sure that I had it in time.
Last but by no means least I decided to buy some pretty bibs and a teether. These pretty floral bibs from Skibz are reversible and have a popper that the elephant teether can be attached to, I think Aria will love having the teether attached to the bib as she currently sucks on the tags of the bibs. This was my first time ordering from Skibz and I have been impressed, the delivery was quick and the customer service excellent.
What will you be putting in your little ones stockings this year?