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Blogger Toy Stories: Amelia’s Mum

Amelia’s Mum

This week’s Blogger Toy Story is from Emma. Emma’s blog is called Amelia’s Mum . Emma is a self confessed social media obsessive, Mum of two little ones and an English teacher by trade. You can find her blog here.

If you would like to share your Blogger Toy Story then you can find out more by clicking here.

What was your favourite toys from your childhood and why?

My most favourite toy was my Petite Post Office. It was so much fun for an organised little bossy boots like me. It had lots of little sections for money, stamps and paperwork, and even a little hatch where you could ‘serve’ your customers. My heart broke a little the day my brother held it to ransom during an argument and then threw it down the stairs, smashing it horribly. I’ve never quite forgiven him for it!

What are your children’s favourite toys?

My 2 year old son just loves anything Thomas and Friends…in particular the mini trains that have magnets to connect them. He has lots of toy cars and a garage with ramps that he likes to let them roll down. My 4 year old daughter is getting into Barbie and also loves the creativity of Lego. She gets so excited to make her own little worlds with it. She also really likes board games like snakes and ladders and ludo. We like to keep thing traditional in our house, too.
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Which of your children’s toys do you really like?

If I’d had the chance to play with any of my kids toys when I was little, it would have to be their scooters. My daughter has a flickr one that is amazing and it’s a fun way to keep them outdoors getting exercise. I wish I’d had one as a child.
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Are there any of your children’s toys that you don’t like?

Kinetic sand. I really don’t get it. Apart from burying toys in it and pretending to dig them out like archaeologists, I never know what else to do with the damn stuff. Plus it gets EVERYWHERE!

If you were a child now, what toy would you be asking for?

It would be Frozen stuff. I don’t think I’d ever get sick of it. Anything with sparkles or Elsa on it and I’d be hooked. I think I’d also really be just to My Little Pony toys too. And aqua beads or hama beads.  They’re a lot of fun and you get to be creative without the mess!

As well as Emma’s Amelia’s Mum blog, you can also find her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
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Check out our New Mystery Toy Unboxing Youtube Channel

We have recently had lots of people doing unboxing videos of Kids Parcel Mystery Surprise Toy Boxes so we have decided to create our own Youtube channel. At the moment, it contains a playlist with all of the Kids Parcel videos in with lots of mystery toy unboxing!

Over time, we will continue to add new videos either from ourselves or from you to the channel.

Please subscribe and we hope you enjoy watching them!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI_8QUBlOZBheCSbgjCw6gA

Share your Kids Parcel unboxing

If you have done an unboxing video, share it with us and we will add it to our playlist!

 

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Blogger Toy Stories: Crutches of Life

This week’s Blogger Toy Story is from Alix from Liverpool. Alix’s blog is called Crutches of Life and her niece loves My Little Pony. Her Blog can be found here.

If you would like to share your Blogger Toy Story then you can find out more by clicking here.

What was your favourite toys from your childhood and why?

My favourite Toys from my childhood were My Barbie Car, Teletubbies Noo-Noo and Play-Doh.
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I loved my Barbie car, it was a 2 seater car, pink with seat Belts. As a child, I always put my Barbie and Ken in the car and I pushed it everywhere.

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I really loved the Teletubbies, I collected everything Teletubbies when I was a kid and adored my Noo-Noo because you could pull it back and it would move along by itself.  I loved my Play-Doh especially Play-Doh Crazy Cuts. It was figures in chairs and you filled them with Play-Doh and pressed them down and Play-Doh would come out of the holes and make crazy hair cuts. You also got plastic scissors and you good cut the Play-Doh off.

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What are your children’s favourite toys?

My niece’s favourite toys are anything My Little Pony. She loves her Pony teddies and so far she has Apple Jack and Rainbow Dash, she’s getting more for Christmas. She also loves her dolls house because she likes to play House and she enjoys imaginative play.
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Which of your children’s toys do you really like?

I like the dolls house, as it’s fun to play House with my niece an we like to go out and buy some dolls house furniture too. I like that she has a creative imagination.

Are there any of your children’s toys that you don’t like?

I don’t like the small items in the My Little Pony figures set packs. So easy to lose or might cause a accident, you have to watch her closely with tiny pieces in packs.

If you were a child now, what toy would you be asking for?

If I was a child now, I would be asking for a Furby connect. I had a Furby when I was a child but they are much better now. The Furby connect looks amazing and you can learn so much from it.

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Why you shouldn’t buy a gift card this Christmas

Gift cards are very popular. They take hassle out of picking a real present and they don’t need to be wrapped.

They are also very boring!

Here we list some reasons why you shouldn’t buy a gift card for Christmas 2016.

  • Opening a present should be a surprise. It should be exciting, wondering what someone has got you. Gift cards are never a surprise!
  • £5 billion a year is spent on gift cards in the UK. Practically everyone gets them and they are not memorable. When you receive a bundle of gift cards, can you really remember who got you the gift card for Debenhams and who got you the Next gift card? Present giving should be memorable.
  • £300m a year is wasted on gift cards that are not used… £300m! Sometimes this is a few pence left on a gift card, other times it is people forgetting they even had them. £300m!

  • Present giving should be fun and exciting. Handing over an envelope isn’t. As soon as you do, people know it is either money or a gift card. Meaning they need to go get their own present! Receiving a parcel is much more interesting and shows you care.

 

 

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Kids Parcel is now open!

As of 18th September 2016, the Kids Parcel Mystery Toy boxes for kids website is now live.

We think mystery toy boxes are ideal gift ideas for kids because:

  • Takes the decision making out of buying presents (and let an expert pick for you instead)
  • More interesting than a gift card or money
  • Makes present opening a surprise (and more interesting) to everyone
  • Kids receive a variety of presents in one box
  • Hours of fun and if the kids don’t like one thing they will like something else. Therefore harder to go wrong.

We have packed our mystery boxes full of top branded gifts to maximise enjoyment. Find out more about this here.

To find out more about us click here.