It didn’t take long for me to realised just how important it is when you become a mum to have a present box. You know, that little box or bag you keep hidden away in your wardrobe filled with things that can be used as presents whenever the need arises. It’s turned out to be a god sent for me, especially as the girls are getting older and the party invites are starting to fill up way to much space on our fridge.
I started out keeping an eye out for the odd bargain priced toy or two that I knew would make a good pressie when the girls were toddlers. Back then it took a bit of effort to sneak things into the shopping trolley without the girls seeing and thinking it was for them – but somehow I managed to build myself up a collection and I’ve just never looked back.
To be honest these days I depend on it. The limited brain cells left in my mushy mummy mind sometimes don’t fire quick enough to remember to buy presents pre-party (let alone cards and wrapping paper!) Not that long ago I clearly remember standing in our lounge room minutes before loading the kids in the car to do the party drop off and realising I’d forgotten to organise the present! Yep – that’s me with another Mother of the Year performance! Just let me say thank goodness for that present box!
These days I still keep an eye out for great buys on sale (because thanks to my mum I love a great bargain) but I also have a two favourites that I just keep buying because they work so well and I know how much fun my girls have had with them over the years. I try to keep to price limits of $15 – $20 or under per present and with these I can usually achieve that. So they have my fun and affordable stamp of approval!
Little play doh kits are awesome value and I love knowing I’m giving something that will encourage creative play. We’ve had so much fun with playdoh in this house. I especially like the toy collections that relate to food preparation – as pretend cooking and playdoh just seem to fit together. A few weeks back I stumbled across a stack of these on sale at Officeworks for under $10.00 – gotta love that.
Colourific Craft Boxes I was introduced to Colourific range of craft activities through this blog and every product we’ve been sent has been a hit with my girls. They produce crafty products that girls just seem to love. The right combination of glitter, glitz and creativity to keep them engaged and smiling. I also like the fact the boxes come with age specifications, which make it easy to pick the right gift for the right kid, and that there is a good variety of different packs to choose from.
PS: As a little side note colourific recently sent us some awesome little Fairy Lites Mini craft packs to trial. Complete craft sessions sealed up in a bag. We got to make fridge magnets, bracelets, stickers and a headband. All four of us had way to much fun with the glitter, bling and pretty girly stuff and I’m sure some more of them will be finding their way into our present box pretty soon. They’re $4.99 each – making them a great add on to pressies for girls.
Colourific have given The Truth About Mummy three sets of Fairy Lites Minis for you to add to your pressie box – or to just enjoy with your own little people. The Giveaway is open from the 23/5/12 to the 4/6/12. There are three packs to be won each one valued at $15. To enter follow the steps below:
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