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Ikea stocking fillers in aid of Save the Children & UNICEF

19 Dec

IKEA are back again with their annual Soft Toy Campaign! For every soft toy and children’s book sold between October 21st and December 23rd 2012 the IKEA Foundation will donate €1 to UNICEF and Save the Children, to support worldwide education programs, ensuring more children around the world can go to school. This yearly campaign has so far raised a total of €47.4 million since 2003 and has helped improve the lives of more than eight million vulnerable children.

I’m writing today to share a couple of the items included in this years campaign, and what with it being under a week till christmas and the final week of the campaign, I urge you to get yourselves down to Ikea to take advantage of the brilliant, reasonably priced toys while raising much needed funds for UNICEF & Save the Children.

The two items we were sent came from the KLAPPAR CIRUS range of toys. This range is bold, bright, and reasonably priced, all the things I like in a soft toy.

We reviewed the KLAPPER CIRKUS Finger puppets that can be brought for just £4.99.

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This is a fabulous stocking filler, a traditional toy that reminds me of those you purchase at Christmas markets. The puppet stand is made from brightly coloured card so not the most durable but all the little finger puppets are beautifully stitched felt with lovely detailing and considering there are eight of them, a fiver seems little money to pay for this set. These puppets are bright and fun and the toddler absolutely adores them.

We were also sent KLAPPAR CIRUS – Soft Toy Rabbit which cost just £4 to buy.

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This super soft white bunny is ultra cuddly. His of a nice size and good quality. I love his floppy ears and long whiskers. What gives him that something extra is this bunnies sense of style. He looks dashing in his purple glittery jacket and top hat and reminds me somewhat of the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland.

Again the toddler loves this toy and the white rabbit has now become a permeant fixture to the end of his bed.

For £4 the soft white rabbit makes a lovely Christmas gift for very little money.

Other toys in the ikea soft bear campaign include soft toys and books for as little as £1.

Here’s a few other ideas for those Christmas stockings.

VANDRING HARE – Soft Toy Rabbit £5

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VANDRING IGELKOTT – Squeaky toy hedgehog £2

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VANDRING – Book ‘The Hedgehog Leaves Home’ £5

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I love this statement made by Ikea! It really sums up what the campaigns about and while you should pop along and buy your child a soft toy from them this Christmas…

“At IKEA, we believe all children deserve the right to simply be children – free to play, learn and develop, that’s why we work hard to give millions of children a better start in life. By buying a Soft Toy from IKEA this Christmas, not only are you giving to your child, but also to millions of underprivileged children around the world.”

I was not paid to write this post but did receive two toy samples so that we could share our honest feedback on these products. All words are my own and have not been Influence in any way.

What a week!

20 Feb

,Busy, Busy, Busy….. That’s been pretty much the way of it at our house this week!

Kids are on half term and the trip away fell through so it’s been a little crazy. My hubby G decided to redecorate the living room. What a crazy decision given the fact the children are not at school. I’m not the one doing it but it is driving me crazy! The house is full of wet paint so me and the children have spent today in our bedrooms which i must add are also turned upside down. We went to ikea yesterday to order the children new beds! As you all may know already ? Ikea supplies all of it’s products flat packed so you have no problems transporting it. Yer right that’s so not the case with my family lol. G has just got a new van so this is why we decided on getting them instead of ordering online. well, THE BEDS DIDN’T FIT IN THE VAN!!!!! It was closing time and we were in a bit of a panic. Some kind passers by were great offering to help us. Looking at it now I can see the funny side. We had to try and lift some stuff on the roof but then there was the fact we had no rope so idea out the window. In the end G had to ask the guy if he could pay a delivery charge in order for them to deliver. The guy was kind to agree great given the fact that it had been closed the last ten minutes. But then again it was a bit high costing so it was worth them taking the job.

We also ordered our new bed today! This was from a pine store that is local to us. This meant we could have it delivered today! WHAT A BONUS. The kids beds are coming in the morning so there sleeping on the blow up air beds tonight. Good job we have them. I fault it was pretty much a waste of money when hubby brought them home a few weeks back. He got them half price but in my eyes it wasn’t a bargain when we had no use for them! Well i take that back! At the time his response was something of this kind would always come in handy. I must admit i kind of see his point. So our bed has just been assembled and I’m longing to jump on in it but not yet i cant! THE PLACE LOOKS A TIP! I really don’t think one room in the house don’t need sorting. I hate it when everything is everywhere due to it having  been  moved because the decorating. You kinda fell like your house has been taken over by paint pots, dust sheets and everything else that’s DIY related.

Little G seems to be getting bored. Big G his daddy ( they have the same name ) got hI’m a new wooden train track as we know today was going to be a busy day. He played with it but still become bored as he likes to play the game where he walks around with a pencil making train noises He needs the whole house to do this and it’s so not a opinion right now with the house the way it is with the wet paint and stuff. I really do wish he had started it Monday when they were back in school. Now his stressed’ I’m stressed and the children are bored.

So there you have it! my week in a in my world! I hope everyone else half term has been a lot less stressful then ours. I have learnt one important lesson on school breaks! ALWAYS BOOK YOUR HOLIDAYS EARLY!

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