Personalised Books & Gifts from FindMeAGift.co.uk (Review) [AD]

With Christmas around the corner, we’re always on the hunt for little ‘stocking fillers’ for the toddler. From little toys to books, we always on the look out for bargain fillers.

Find me a gift

FindMeAGift.co.uk is a website catered for finding gifts for any occasion and any member of the family. There’s also an added bonus of being able to personalise the gifts too! Whether it’s printing the recipients name on the gift, or adding a finishing touch; such as a personal message, there will be something for someone.

Last week, I was invited to personalise two books for the toddler.

Please note: I have edited the images slightly to remove T’s full name. His name on all pages featured is perfectly printed.

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Brighton: Department Store for the Mind.

Last week, I was invited to the Department Store for the Mind, which is a new pop-up shop for Brighton just for the Christmas period. Based in Trafalgar Street, Brighton (just down the road from the station) it’s a gorgeous little shop for those that wish to seek out some calm and mindfulness.

Now, before you think this shop is going to be full of tea leaves and yoga – it isn’t. It’s actually a really funky shop full of fun stuff life stationery, mugs, artwork, socks, and even chocolate brownies! Certainly when I was having a look around it got my Hygge radar going!

The shop boasts work by different professionals or artists and is displayed in separate areas per creator. You can definitely spot the changes in theme – whether it’s a change in colour or writing style – but I like this as I was allowed to be drawn to a particular style or design as soon as I walked in.

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What T Wore: Growing Up With Lilly and Sid 

For the past few months T’s really been sprouting up and outwards. As a result, several items of clothing are now barely making it past his ankles. This is so frustrating as some of our favourite brands are now too small for him. So when the lovely folk over at Lilly and Sid invited me to prepare for future growth, I accepted their challenge! T’s been wearing Lilly and Sid since he was born, with their famous chevron suit being one of his first pieces.

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First up, these roll up shorts are perfect for T’s ever growing trunks. He can wear them as smart trousers, or shorts for when the trousers become ankle swingers! Priced at £15 (originally £30), they come as part of a set.

Staying with the ‘roll up’ theme, these roll up hem trousers are also perfect for smart or casual occasions and will stay with T a little longer than other trousers we currently have (£24). I really like the bold colour of the drawstring.

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You can’t go wrong with jumpers, especially when summer decides to finish abruptly, which is why I absolutely adore this monster pocket sweatshirt (£14, was £28).

What I particularly love about some of the jumpers from Lilly and Sid is that they all come with hidden little features, whether it’s a zipped mouth for a pocket or super hero goggles on the hood. Furthermore, these features don’t make the jumpers look childish – I’d gladly wear super hero goggles in my hood, but they don’t come in my size!

And finally, this ‘message in a bottle’ t-shirt (£9, was £18) is perfect for the beach, with the soft fabric keeping T cool in the summer and at nursery.

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Sale!

Whether you need to prepare for up and coming growth spurts, or just want to get hold of your own pieces, Lilly & Sid are currently holding a sale where some items are up to 50% off!

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We were offered these items for the purpose of a review, however all thoughts and opinions are our own.

Six Reasons I LOVE my BabyMule Changing Bag (Review) [AD]

Last year, I was lucky enough to win a Babymule changing bag. I was over the moon, it was one of the few items on my “really want” list, but I never thought I’d get my own, especially as we already had a changing bag. But you can’t have too many, right?


If you’re not familiar with Babymule, they are the creators of the adaptable changing bag.


Over the past year we’ve used our Babymule dozens of times, enjoying every minute. Here’s our favourite bits, and why we would recommend it:

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Keep Your Hat On! 

For some unknown reason I can’t wear hats. They just don’t like me. The only hats I can wear are beanie style ones; probably because they can stretch. I often see hats in snowboarding or surf shops that I’d to love to wear but as soon as I put them on they either don’t fit or they just don’t suit me. This sucks.

So when T was born I had every intention of putting him in hats, making up for the headwear I wasn’t able to give a loving home to, however I still worried he’d have the same issue as me.

Since finding My Little Duckling many moons ago at a baby show, it’s made all my hat wearing dreams come true; regardless of whether T had adopted my anti-hat head.

MLD create gorgeous hats for babies and toddlers in an aviator/pilot style and more recently; as part of their new collection, a motorcycle rider.


Although the design is completely for the benefit of the parent, the hats do genuinely keep babies warm. They come in a HUGE range of colours/designs, as well as thickness depending on season.

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Days Out – The Baby Show – Kensington Olympia, London – Our Favourite Stalls. 

Last weekend we visited the baby show as parents, you can read about our visit here.

In the meantime, here’s a list of our favourite stalls from the show:

My Little Duckling – If you follow us on Instagram you’ll see that T pretty much lives in his MLD hat. So when we found out that they were going to be at the show, we couldn’t wait to check out their new season of racing car driver hats!

It was their first year at the baby show but despite this, when we popped over to say hi, they were really busy! What I love about MLD is not only their hats in general (I mean, c’mon, they’re adorable) but the fact that they’re really passionate about their hats. They really do enjoy what they do.

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Hush Cush – These guys are the creators of a portable feeding pillow. Although I didn’t get round to getting one, it’ll certainly be on my christmas list as I often can’t get T comfy whilst feeding out and about.

Zippy Bibs – I’m an addict when it comes to bibs, so when I found these guys for the first time this year; I couldn’t resist getting more bibs! Their bibs are really good quality and the attention to detail in the stitching is excellent. T’s since used the bibs and I am pleased with how absorbent they are!

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This is just a quater of what they had on offer!

Count The Kicks – Every year this stall gets bigger and bigger which is great to see as the money raised goes to such a good cause. I didn’t win anything from their tombola, but I did get a nice consolation prize of a tub of cream that smells far too nice for T!

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Funky Giraffe – I told you I’m an addict when it comes to bibs. I rarely attend a baby show without popping by FG and picking up a few more bibs. They’re gorgeous bibs and the quality is excellent.

Cheeky Wipes – Cheeky wipes do reusable wipes and now reusable feminine products. Although we never got round to looking into cloth nappies, we love our cheeky wipes and after using (and washing) them for several months now we’re still really impressed with their durability.

Gro – Since working with Gro I couldn’t not pop by and say hi, as well as check out a few of their new releases for this year. Although T is too big for their new swaddle and sleep pod I was really impressed with them. I can’t wait to buy their night light.

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BundleBean – Another new exhibitor at the show this year. BundleBean make waterproof footmuffs for car seats and buggies, however, they’re also adaptable so they can be worn when you’re baby wearing!! This is brilliant. You may not be the most inconspicuous of people when using one but it makes your baby snug as a bug.

This is just a tiny list out of stalls we visited whilst at The Baby Show, notbto mention all the other we didn’t visit!

Were you at The Baby Show? What did we miss? Who will you be recommending?

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