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Watching the budget? Need a little stocking filler? Then SAVE with the super cute Sparkle T Pirate Puzzle $7.95. Great for hand eye co-ordination this brightly coloured timber puzzle has pieces that are perfect for little hands.
Looking for a mid range SPEND gift? Something that will last? Something that you and your little man will get hours of play out of? Look no further than the Tiger Tribe Wooden Car Box $59.95! The set includes three cars and a track and at the end of the day all the pieces can be packed away into the wooden box!
Wanting to SPLURGE this year? Or has Grandma, Grandpa or Great Aunt Betty sent some money to spend wisely on your little man? Then pool your funds and look to the RUNNA Balance Bike $149.95! I LURVE these bikes. Made from timber they are tough and look cool and suitable for 2 years and up as the seat is adjustable. These bikes teach balance and encourage kids to use their core and they eliminate the need for training wheels on a bigger bike for down the track!
The count down is on. You’re making a list, checking it twice. Making sure all the requests are met and throwing in a few little suprises if they’re lucky! The excitement of christmas as a child, whilst some time ago is far from forgotten and I’m loathe to say it out loud, but as a kid it’s really about volume isn’t it! A burgeoning stocking rather than one key present.
If you need a little help filling the stockings this season with inexpensive, but lovely items check out our suggestions below. Some of these things come in packets of 6 or so – so you can’t split them up and share them around your children, or gift to cousins, friends etc!
So take the stress out of stocking filling and look no further!
Alex Toys Dirty Dogs bath toys! $18.95. Magic bath toys that need a bath! The magic ink dirt dissapears in warm water!
DIY jewellery set in a tube. Set of 6. $18.00.
Tiger Tribe Jet Racer. Box of 4. $11.95 Each racer comes ready to assemble and a propellor for extra flying ability. Boys or girls will love these! Buy an extra box for Dads stocking too!!
Self inking animal stamps. $12.00 for set of 6. Bundle a couple of these stamps with a scrap book, some stickers and a set of pencils from your nearest $2 shop and there you have an instant present!
Little Fish Maraca $4.50 Easy for little hands to hold and bright colours to enthrall!
Puzzle Hen $13.95 Large pieces for little fingers!
You all asked for it, customers have been calling out for a larger Tiger Tribe Backpack and guess what? They listened.
This week Tiger Tribe launched their new and improved large backpack, well actually it’s more like a ‘huge’ backpack and just perfect for older kiddies, weekends away and those that like to stuff everything into the one bag. It also goes without saying that in true Tiger tribe style the prints are adorable.
We are looking for some reviewers to take the new large backpacks for a test run and tell us all about it. Interested? All you need to do is respond to our Facebook call out, we are looking for those that are currently in search of a larger bag because they are struggling to fit everything they need to put into the one they are using at the moment, please also let us know the sex and age of your child. Get in quick we will be announcing our reviewers at 8.30pm 24/10/10
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This week we’re jungle crrrrazy! Check out our lovely little jungle bits and pieces!
Top row L – R
David Fussenegger Elephant & Giraffe Blanket $84.95 Snuggle up! Love these blankets!
Alimrose Knitted Elephant $10.95 A great baby shower or hospital visit gift! Alimrose does it again.
Aden and Anais Cosy Winter Weight Jungle Jam Sleeping Bag $44.95 Four layers of muslin allow a babies body temperature to self regulate preventing overheating but keeping your babe snuggly.
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Printspace Print Hello Giraffe $20 I love these prints, artist Mara is so clever. Frame or blockmount them and use them to decorate a nursery.
Dwell Studio Luggage Tag $14.95 A cute little accessory for any little ones bag!
Gertie and Me Max Monkey $29.95 . The perfect accessory for any cheeky little monkey!
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Printspace Print Mama & Me $20 Team a few on a wall and hey presto nursery decorated!
White & White decorator Tree $129 Ideal for hanging accessories (or ‘pretties’ as they’re called in our house), clothes or just a stunning decoration to fill a decorating void.
Aden + Anais 4 Pack Muslin Wraps Jungle Jam $49.95 . Muslin wraps are perfect for any season. Super soft and designed to keep your babe warm whilst allowing them their bodies to regulate their body temperatures.
Wee Gallery Wall Graphics Safari $69.95. Just the right item to set the theme in any little ones nursery!
My sister-in-law is about to head overseas for 3 weeks with her boyfriend, another friend is currently sipping cocktails watching the sunset in Bali, tonight as The Blue Eyed Chef and I ate our dinner tonight we were commenting on the wonderful sense of excitement that comes with travel and discovering a new place. But when doing it with kids its kinda different……excitement tinged with…’I hope there are no major delays or queues, I hope X doesn’t scream on take off, I hope X sleeps at designated sleep time, I hope that customs at the other end doesn’t want to go through every snack and pre-packaged piece of baby food I’ve brought’ etc etc. Not quite the same as taking off, ordering your glass of wine and deciding which movies you will watch!
We have travelled overseas 3 times since Goldilocks was born. Twice to Bali and once to Fiji. Each time whilst we’ve have the usual excitement buzz we’ve also been a little more stressed than say when we took off to Europe together for 3 months or travelled to Thailiand on our honeymoon. Whilst neither of the flights to Bali or Fiji are particularly lengthy, our stresses weren’t always in vain. On the way to Fiji she never sat still and we took it in turns to walk the aisles – we got kicked out of an empty business class when she felt the need to do up every seatbelt available. On the red eye flight home from Bali she fell asleep straight away and we thought we had the golden ticket home. That was until she woke up 1 hour later and started vomiting. She did so every 30minutes for the rest of the 5 hour trip home. We landed, her in a nappy wrapped in a Virgin Blue blanket and me in no bra and The Blue Eyed Chefs shorts and tshirt that he wore to the airport and changed out of prior to flying! Not a great way to end a wonderful holiday!!!
So we have a few travel adventures under our belt! Whilst I can’t offer advice on how to deal with a vomiting child I can offer advice for a child who won’t sit still! A limited edition Trunki case packed full of tricks!!!! These bags are fantastic and the cute Tiger and Bumble Bee designs are limited edition so once they’re gone, they’re gone!
Weighing in at only 1.7kgs these tough plastic cases are strong enough to withstand the usual airport battles that take place, but they have rubber rims to prevent little fingers from being jammed. The beauty lies not in the super cute design or their 18 litre capacity storage, but in the fact that a child weighing up to 50kgs can ride on them whilst being pulled along by the parent. Carry on size approved the Trunki solves all the problems of avoiding standing in long check-in and customs queues or transiting from domestic to international terminals. And when you’re running late a convenient shoulder strap means Dad can pop your toddler over his shoulder and Mum can pop the Trunki over hers and you can both make a run for it!!
Looking for things to occupy a child on a flight and fill your Trunki with? Check out; Big Little Flip A Face book, Janod Magnetic Rocket puzzle, Tiger Tribe Games On The Go Memory Set, Tiger Tribe Junior Stampers Set, Tiger Tribe Magnetic Nursery Rhyme Set and for necessary nappy changes, the B.Box Essential Baby Box!
There might be 5 hanging hummingbirds here but for the sake of the carol lets pretend there’s 4! This lovely Tiger Tribe mobile makes a lovely addition to any nursery. $31.95
With the holiday season just upon us it’s the time when we usually all pile into the car and head off on a road trip of some description – be it a week away at the beach, a day trip to the cousins you haven’t seen since last January or a visit to Grandma’s. Like in the movies the ‘are we there yet’ starts pretty early and if you’re little one isn’t at the talking stage then the crying or squirming generally kicks in about an hour into the journey. I have done many a trip home from various holiday destinations with The Blue Eyed Chef and the wheel and Goldilocks and myself sitting in the back. Picture me plucking various toys, snacks or everyday items from my handbag in an effort to keep her distracted from the further 5 hours we still have left!
Well the smart people behind the label Tiger Tribe have obviously have experience in this department! And so they’ve developed a series of Games On The Go. Stylishly presented in cute little tins the games encourage both gross and fine motor skills. Perfect! Distraction and learning at the same time.
A great little stocking filler for this year’s Santa sack if you know you have a long car or plane trip ahead in January!
Ho Ho Ho! Christmas is just around the corner and do we have some hip present ideas for you. We have plenty of gift ideas under $15 but have just put together a collection of our faves.
From Left: That’s Not My Fairy Touchy feely board book $14.95 when in doubt buy a book! every little person loves a book and with the Touchy Feely collection you just can’t go wrong, Bud luxury duck Rainbow Dreams $11.95 quackers? maybe but everyone loves a duck, people both big and small, Hip Stuff Toddler Cutlery $14.95 great for little people learning to eat like big people, French Bull Robot Bowl $12.95 this range speaks for themselves, they are funky, the quality fab and they are Hot, Hot Hot!, Tiger Tribe Jet Races $11.95 a fab set of four make your own planes, something the whole family can get their teeth stuck into, Alimrose Mini Lizzie Rattle $14.95 Super cute little rattle and the ideal newborn gift, Hip Stuff Face Maracas $13.95 some of our all time favorite products here at the Hip infant heaps of fun, long lasting and suitable for all ages newborn to 2ish, Hip Stuff Police Truck $12.95 these won’t last! they make the perfect little boy gift and the quality is fab, Alex Toys Pigs in the mud $14.95 this set is so much fun, complete with 4 pigs and a weeny little face cloth it provides plenty of bath time fun!
Yippee! our second Tiger tribe Shipment has arrived and as I suspected it is all fab!
I am loving these new Games To Go, they really are perfect in every way, small which means they are ideal for travel and great for storing. They are packaged in a stylish yet sturdy tin which means you will not find it in torn up pieces around the house and it is certainly one game box the dog cannot eat. With four different games available there is plenty of entertainment in these tin boxes for the whole family and it’s true they are so much fun little people will not even realise they are learning at the same time. At $19.95 they make an ideal gift.
Isn’t this mobile just adorable? I am so thankful Tiger Tribe has spread the love and now introduced a pink version of their elephant mobile, without a doubt one of our hot sellers. There is no denying everyone loves an elephant is this one is no exception. Sweet pink hues and a variety of prints makes for a really lovely piece and it also means it blends well with most nursery decors. Also new this season is a cute blue whale, both styles are available in the traditional style mobile as pictured and a single string.
Lastly look at this Alphabet Frieze…how cute! it will certainly have you going all gooey and certainly makes for sweet wall decor. The prints are breathtaking and not all gushy and baby either which means it will grow with baby instead of baby growing out of it. It comes packaged in a lovely printed card box and at $24.95 makes a lovely gift.
Be in it to WIN it! Just a few more days to enter our amazing Tiger Tribe Competition, be sure to enter!
This time last year I was anti Chocolate, as in the colour..hated it, thought it was foul and could not understand why anyone would decorate a nursery in it. Now I cannot get enough of it, love it and could not imagine anything more divine for a little boy (or girl). I have put together a few of my faves, I am crazy about chocolate and red but the truth is, it looks fab with any colour, probably the reason for my new found love affair with it.
Love Mae Twitters, Ella & Otto Pods Bib Set, Fitted Sheet & Quilt, Tiger Tribe Elephant Mobile, Skip Hop Storage Bin, Alimrose Hand Knitted elephant and Booties, Zuny Linea Sedan Book Ends (arriving late November) Giimmo Panda Night Light.