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Father’s Day photo gifts from Snapfish 

Published May 19, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Snapfish is the home to personalised photo gifts and I have been a customer of theirs for many years. They sell all sorts of photo gifts including cups, cushions, phone cases, place mats, keyrings and so much more. They also do a photo print service and photographs can be uploaded via a mobile phone. 

As it’s Father’s Day next month. I have been asked to come up with some personalised gift ideas from Snapfish. 


I love my wall art and I’m sure most Dads would also love a nice canvas of their children to hang up, especially so the Father’s who don’t live with their children, so this was the first thing I chose to create. 

This photo was taken at Blackpool beach a few weeks back. I’m unsure where Ryan was but I think it’s a really good picture of the girls together. 


Snapfish have many different types and sizes of wall art such as canvases and posters. 

This one is a slim canvas and measures 12×8″. It was really easy to make, I just uploaded the photograph, did a bit of cropping and the canvas arrived within a few days. It is quite small, there are bigger sizes. It can be hung on a wall (hangers not included) or stood up on a unit. 

I think most Dads would love a gift like this for Father’s Day.

And if Dad likes having a lot of memories in one place, and he’s the sort of person who takes photos of the kids but never prints them off then photobooks also make really good gifts.

The smallest photobook starts at just £6.99 for a 6×4″ size. This one has 20 pages which can hold more than one photograph per page. For 8 more additional pages it’s just an extra £1.99. 


Many of the photobooks allow for text and greetings, making them even more personalised. These photobooks mean all Dads favourites pictures are kept in one special place rather than having multiple photo prints which usually end up in a cupboard somewhere. 

Again the photobook creation process is fairly straightforward. It can take a while for multiple photographs to upload depending on the size of the book chosen. Options include colours, texts and fonts plus deciding on the layout of photographs on each page. If like me you can’t be bothered adjusting page layouts then snapfish will do it for you and arrange the photographs on each page and if it does not look right then you can manually change it. 


Visit the Snapfish website for lots more Father’s Day gift ideas.

A whole lotta “Really Good” stuff here

Published May 17, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Really good stuff, yes it certainly is good stuff from Really Good UK. It’s just my kind of website with a very large spoilt for choice funky selection of bits and bobs, kids stuff, home stuff, fun stuff and gifting type stuff. All good. 


There’s all sorts of things in this one picture; but before I start on what they are, you all really really need to see this first, and especially so if you have young children. 


Yes I was pleasantly surprised/shocked when I first spotted this actual  naughty seat. No longer will I have to designate the bottom step or one of my own chairs as the naughty spot for Izebella. She now has her very own designated naughty stool for when she decides to throw her tantrums and scream and whatever else she feels like doing. 


Oh yes, this has been used a fair few times already for my little madam. This is no quirky fancy feature in our living room it is a working product and yes it works a treat. 

I think she saw it as a novelty thing at first until she realised that’s where she sits for x amount of minutes if she does something wrong. 
Well worth the £25.00 cost in my opinion. Small enough to store in a corner or under the table when she’s being good too.

This item also works well with the naughty chair. 

A behaviour book. Forget charts that get pulled down. This book is much better. Each page is a full week with plenty of space for notes and lots of sticker sheets too. 


Izebella isn’t that naughty to be honest. She is generally well behaved, she just has her tantrum moments. 

When Izebella stays with her dad, she likes to take a few toys and teddies, so a bag just like this comes in really useful. 

It has lots of space inside for toys and sweets and other bits of really good stuff and a friendly bear on the front. Perfect for a 4 year old sleeping out. 

And a smaller overnight type bag is this one. 

It’s a tired bunny pyjama bag. It looks like a swim/p.e bag with draw string fastening and is big enough for pyjamas, toothbrush and maybe a small teddy too. Or just put pyjamas inside so you know where they are. 

Also on the above photograph is a pencil case, a wooden door sign, which Ryan has on his door right now and a toy searchlight which is really unusual.

It looks like a small plastic wallet with a teddy bear picture on, but a press of a hidden button turns on a very bright torch light. Good for finding toys at night, maybe reading and seeing in the dark. It is really really bright, it’s probably not a good idea to shine it in the eyes. It only costs a fiver too, pocket money toys. 

And here’s something else that lights up! Four of them! 


These are showtime light up cards. Each one has our initials on and they even come in ages too. I’m glad we got the initial ones, I don’t want to show my age. Each one costs £5.00. They light up with a button press and turn off after about a few seconds  For a card they are very bright. The insides are blank to write own greeting and envelopes come included. They can also be put on a bedroom wall or by the side of the bed as a little light as well as given as cards.


Yes it’s a height chart. I don’t think it’s big enough to measure my height but it does go up to 4ft 9 so not too far off. These always look good on plain walls.

Finally a selection of funky tins.

A money tin and not the sort you have to destroy to get the coins out. A girly tin with a unicorn to keep girly type treasures away from nosey brothers and then the one that I would have loved when younger – The secret stuff tin, to hide from parents which comes complete with lock and key. I dread to think what sort of junk Ryan may keep in his over the next few years. 

Yes all these things and much more  can be purchased at the same Really good website place. Some very funny funky things to be found and I don’t think anything can beat the naughty seat. This face says it all! 

A “Totally funky” Gingerbread wallet & a competition too! 

Published May 8, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Well I’m a big kid at heart and love all sorts of weird, wonderful, silly and retro things. My favourite type of store (after clothing of course) is a geek/gadget type place just like Totally funky, who sell all sorts of totally funky gifts.

Now there’s a saying that good  things come in small packages or something along those lines, and just look at this for a new purse. 


I chose this for a few reasons. Firstly I was in need of a new one. The old one was plain looking and worn out, my cards kept getting lost inside huge holes and coins too. And secondly – who doesn’t love an old fashioned fairytale. Yes it’s a gingerbread man themed wallet/purse whatever you wish to call it. 


It is a fair bit smaller than the previous big purse thing I had but it has more than enough space to store my cards, money and small bits. There is a zip pocket inside with a few card slots and a pocket on the outside separate to the main purse part. 

The wallet is decorated all the way around, both inside and out with characters from the gingerbread man story and quotes. 

It is certainly unusual and also very funky. This gingerbread wallet is part of The Once Upon A Time range of bags and purses which  are based on childhood fairytales including Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White. The  enchanting designs feature simple illustrations, pretty bows, cute catchphrases and beautifubattention to detail. 

The gingerbread wallet costs £19.99 and a matching satchel is also available for £39.99. 


COMPETITION TIME

Totally Funky are giving away one of their very funky and rather sweet gingerbread wallets as above worth £19.99. 

The giveaway is run by rafflecopter and you can enter using the link below. You must have a valid twitter, Facebook and email account and be a UK resident to enter. The giveaway will close on May 29th 2017. Onewinner will be chosen at random to win the wallet. 

ENTER HERE!

Tokidoki by Simone Lengo

Published May 3, 2017 by Bizzimummy


 TOKIDOKI is a lifestyle brand founded in 2003 by designer Simone Lego. Todoki has achieved a cult status around the world and they have a range of designer stationary and gift books. GMC is the new distributor of these products in the UK.

The products have a very Japanese Kawaii appeal to them even tho Todoki is headquartered in Los Angeles. Kawaii being lots of quirky cute fun characters assembled together and appearing on many products in Japan. The brand has collaborations with many high profile names including Marvel, hello kitty, new era, Fujitsu, x box and a fair few more.


There are currently 11 Tokidoki products available through the GMC group which include colouring books and  note book type products and we were sent a few of them which arrived in a Tokidoki book back as above. 

My girls really like the products because some of the many characters look very similar to toys they already have such as shopkins, my little pony, tsum tsums, Num noms and others. The notebooks will always come in useful. I even have one myself as my current one is running out of space and they are quite necessary for blogging. 


The colouring pads and books will certainly keep my kids busy as the pages have lots going on. One page is certainly a few hours worth but the end result will be quite pretty. 


I don’t think they can be just limited to kids colouring books as I am sure many adults will enjoy colouring these books too. I believe things like this can help to reduce stress so I may just have to give them a go myself.

We also got a postcard colouring book where each page contains two postcards of identical images. One side in colour and the other to colour ourselves. 

They can even be pulled out and posted too just like the real thing. 

These products are probably aimed more towards girls than boys but Ryan seems very happy to also do some Todoki colouring too. 

All Todoki items can be purchased directly from The GMC group and here is a price guide for each item.

A chair for a little princess from – Your Surprise! 

Published May 1, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Just look at this adorable chair, fit for a princess! 

And yes it even has her name on it too! 

This chair comes from a company named Your Surprise. I chose this chair because a small kids chair is something I had been on the lookout for, for a fair few months. I did not want a cheap inflatable one which would be popped within a day and many other comfy kids chairs work out very expensive or are just too small. 

I did indeed get a lovely surprise when this chair arrived. I’m not too sure what I was expecting as I had only really viewed a photo of it on the Your Surprise website. The chair is excellent quality. It’s made with 100% cotton over some sort of durable foam rubber material. Nothing that can be popped, no hard materials and no metal springs. Just a lovely comfortable soft seat with my daughters name on. 

It arrived whilst Izebella wasn’t home, giving me a chance to simply position it in the living room for her. Her little face lit up when she saw it and as her face shows in this picture, she was one very happy little girl. 

The seat comes in 3 other colours as well as red, including pink. Izebella has way too much pink stuff already and I thought it was time for a sight change to red. To add to the overall comfort of the chair, an extra seat cushion is also included. 

Now Izebella can sit and watch her movies in comfort and style and also play on mummy’s iPad in her new chair. It’s almost like her own little throne.

Here are the chair measurements – Size: 52 x 35 x 46 cm , Seat height: 18 cm, Seat width: 28 cm. Your Surprise website recommend the chair for young children ages 1-5 years but I definitely think Izebella will still beable to sit in it past her 5th birthday as the seat area is fairly large. I can even sit inside it myself with ease, it’s just too small in height to be comfortable for bigger people. Jordanna being 9 and slim can also fit on the seat. 

We are all very happy with the new chair and of course Izebella the most. 

These personalised chairs cost £38.95 plus £8.95 shipping costs. I believe this price is more than reasonable for this product as it will last a long time. The covers are fully removeable for washing and small stains can be simply wiped clean.

Your Surprise sells many more unique personalised gifts for both children, babies and adults. 

One “cheeky” little gnome 

Published April 13, 2017 by Bizzimummy

As many of you probably already know by now, I absolutely love unusual and novelty items. I love quirky things for both my house and my garden. As it’s now starting to get slightly warmer I have been getting a few ornaments and plants for my garden and here is one of the latest things.


This is one cheeky gnome and comes from Nuku which is home to a big assortment of unusual gifts

The cheeky mooning gnome also doubles up as a solar light when it’s dark, meaning that the light literally does shine right out of his backside. 

All I had to do when I got him was switch him on and position the little fella in a sun spot in the garden and let him absorb a few rays via his special panel. 


My kids thought he was a very funny gnome indeed with Izebella shouting that he’s sticking his bum out. 

Well we waited a few hours once receiving him and look what happened when it got dark!


His little backside lights up for all to see. It’s quite a bright light too considering the size of the gnome. It’s enough to light up a small flower bed and give a bit of a glow to a garden. 

This picture was taken at night but with the flash on so it does not show the solar light lit up but more the glow it gives off around it. 

Mooning gnome costs £18.99 and he’s perfect for any garden in need of a bit of mooning and fun. He’s bound to get many people interested and asking where they can get one.

I think gnome will be fine throughout the Spring and Summer months outside, but as with most solar lights and features; the colder weather can cause damage so he may just have to go into hibernation in the colder months. 

Ukinkalla gifts 

Published April 11, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Ukinkalla is a small online store selling many unique items from countries around the world. They have many colourful shoes, socks and accessories for both adults and children, items that probably won’t be found anywhere else.

I do love those special finds and Ukinkalla has many of them. Their accessory section boasts many unusual necklaces and earrings. I was able to choose a necklace and a pair of earrings. 


This is the necklace I chose – a Frida Khalo pink. Each necklace is hand made in Venezuela by Moda Maca, making each one very unique.

I have many charm bracelets but this is the first charm necklace I have come across and it is very pretty. 

The charms include a large doll, key, clover, golf leaf and mushroom. There are little jewels all along the front of the necklace too. 

The necklace is made with Peruvian lace, leather and cotton tassels with the charms made from cornstarch clay and gold plate. It measures 42cm and can be worn by adults or children. The clasp is very easy to open and close. 


It certainly caught Izebellas eye who was very eager to model it for me. It’s much easier to take a photo of someone else wearing it rather than attempt myself. 

I think it’s a really lovely unique piece. There are other styles available similar to this one and also some designed especially for children with well known Disney princesses on them. They cost £14.99 each which I think is certainly worth it for a special gift like this. 

The earrings are also quite unique and Ukinkalla can even make them on request in many designs. The earrings are made with copper or bronze and are gold plated. They do have a few pairs online to view and buy and these sort of jumped out at me. 

Yes dragon earrings and you certainly don’t see these in a regular jewellery shop. They are fairly big in size for earrings but will certainly stand out. The backs are the soft plastic type making it easier to remove them. The earrings cost £13.99 per pair. 

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My Mother’s Day treats from Lily Obriens

Published March 28, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Well there I was on Saturday just gone, worrying I would not get a thing for Mother’s Day. Then as if by magic, knock went the door and there stood a knight in shining at our bearing chocolate gifts from Lily Obriens

Well the chocolate gift party at least is true, the knight was the courier who bought it and his only armour was his vehicle but I can dream eh! 

Lily Obriens can be purchased in supermarket and they seem to be one of those brands that really jump out from the rest when spotted on the shelves. They are a luxury brand compared to the rest of the standard chocolates.

They have many selections available from small to large gifts boxes in all shapes and sizes with mixtures of milk, white and dark chocolates. Many of their gifts come pre wrapped as in the photograph above. They are purchased with the wrapping paper already on meaning no need to buy extra. Each one also comes with a label showing exactly what chocolates are in each box. 


I received two lovely boxes of Lily Obriens chocolates just in time for Mother’s Day and no I haven’t eaten them all just yet, I’ve been a good girl this time. 


This is the petit indulgence collection. Now on first glance it looks a small box and you only see six chocolates upon opening. However it’s deceptive as there are extra layers underneath. Not just one extra layer either but two, giving 18 delicious chocolates in total and all for just £5.50. 

The flavours are Lily O’Brien’s most decadent recipes and include Sticky Toffee, Simply Chocolate, Raspberry Crème, Chocolate Orange, Le Crunch Chocolate and Praline Perfectio.
And then this box too! 

This box contains an extra layer underneath giving a total of 24 chocolates. The Petit Desserts Collection has a wide range of indulgent flavours including Crème Brûlée, Key Limey Pie, Raspberry Infusion, Passion posset, hazelnut torte and banofee pie. This box costs £6.00.

I have really enjoyed these chocolates, they look and taste amazing, very chunky thick chocolate with multitudes of fillings and very low cost compared to other luxury chocolate brands. 

My early Mother’s Day gift! Jewellery box UK

Published March 22, 2017 by Bizzimummy

I have an early Mother’s Day gift which has been beautifully personalized and sent to me from Jewellery box U.K..

I love new jewellery and especially so charm bracelets, they are just so pretty.

And here is my new one which has arrived just in time for Mother’s Day.


It is a sterling silver bracelet with the 925 stamp near the fastener. Designed for women although quite small at just 7 inch. Luckily I have very small thin wrists so it fits me. 

The heart is the only charm but it’s a fairly large heart for the bracelet size. I was able to get the four names of my children on just one side of the heart. 

Personalisation can be either side and up to 30 letters. This gives it that overall personal touch which shows a lot of effort has been made with this gift. 

As the bracelet is on the small side, fastening it myself is quite tricky so I have to get one of my older two to help me with it. Obviously for people with bigger wrists this will be too tight. 

The bracelet without personalisation is £30.00 and with personalisation is £8.50 per side. Delivery is free on any order over £10.00 in the U.K and orders also get despatched the same day if ordered by 2pm. I can vouch for the fast delivery too. My bracelet arrived the very next morning after ordering it, so still time to order for Mother’s Day. This bracelet and all details can be found on this page.


And it also comes gift boxed too. 

The Pink mouse company:  Mother’s Day gift ideas

Published March 14, 2017 by Bizzimummy

If looking for a special Mother’s Day sweet treat this year, the head over to The pink mouse company website where you will find a whole host of yummy sweet treats.

Now I’ve been treated to a rather early Mother’s Day gift by The pink mouse company. First there was this yummy sweet tree. 

The one which I had; (and I sat had, as it’s all been eaten) is a chocolate m&ms tree but the sweet trees can be made with many other well known chocolates and sweets. They arrive presented in a lovely hamper style basket and wrapped with a big ribbon ready for gifting. 

The majority of these sweet trees even come in 3 size choices – small, medium and large. I think the large one would probably be too big as a solo gift and more suitable to parties or weddings, which The pink mouse company also cater for. 

Our M&ms tree was thoroughly enjoyed by us all. The sweets stay on the tree really well. I think the chocolate binds them together but once we managed to pick the first few off, the rest came off easy enough.

And if our sweet tree wasn’t enough of a chocolate fix, we also got this lovely Chocolate hot shots hamper.

This also arrives with beautiful presentation and contains a cup 6 chocolate hot shots and marshmallows. The hot shots and big blocks of chocolate attached to a wooden spoon. They get dipped and stirred into hot milk to melt into a hot chocolate drink. 

Add marshmallows which also melt in the milk and it’s just delicious and especially good just before bedtime.

Perfect chocolate gifts that any mum would love to receive. 

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