Getting Into The Christmas Spirit

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while folks. I am well and truly down the rabbit hole with getting organised for the festive period.

I have been more than useless at figuring out what to buy my loved ones, despite always being the ultimate “Gift Whisperer” in previous years.

I blame the anti-anxiety medication. 😫

Anyway, all is going well otherwise… except of course for all of the normal difficulties of the day like family dramas, Autism dramas & of course the seasonal favourite… FINANCIAL dramas!

I honestly convince myself every year that I haven’t bought enough, despite spending every spare penny we have and then some!!! And hilariously I say EVERY year on Boxing Day that “I’m not doing it again next year”!

Hahaha… What a joker I am!

But in keeping with the aforementioned “spirit” of the season I thought I’d share some of my favourite images from this wonderful (albeit stressful) season, past and present!

Hope you’re all enjoying the Christmas countdown! πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ»πŸ€ΆπŸΌβ˜ƒοΈπŸŽ


Christmas Gifts for a Toddler – Clothing

I recently wrote a post dedicated to finding the best possible Christmas gifts for a sensory-seeking child, like my boy. This post is more for mummy in that it is of very little consequence to Matthew about which items of clothing he wears, other than the fact that the quality of the fabric has to be good and not itchy, as well as the labels needing to be either very small or removed completely.

So when it comes to shopping for clothes I generally only shop in a handful of places. These are reputable retailers who I’ve used time and time again, and who I’ve never had any problems with. The most frequently used is NEXT.

The quality of their clothes versus the price of them is really hard to beat. They have an array of choice, even for boys, which I’ve found to be my biggest pet peeve in other shops.

I’ve dressed Matthew in NEXT clothing since he was a baby and I am happy to say I have absolutely no complaints. From baby-grows to t-shirts, and from jumpers occasion-wear,Β  they just do not disappoint. So it only makes sense that this is my primary target when looking for some of his Christmas gifts.

I’ve compiled a list of items I love and will share them with you all, in the hope that if you’re lacking inspiration for your own little ones, that this will give you some ideas.

Rolling Stones Tshirt – Β£11

Blue Camo Pocket Crew & Joggers – Β£26

Charcoal Star All-In-One – Β£17

Long Sleeve T-Shirts 4 Pack – Β£15

Khaki Dungarees & Camo T-Shirt – Β£18

Pink Floyd T-Shirt – Β£10

Grey Jersey Denim Dungarees – Β£24

Quilted Snowsuit – Β£28

Multi Monkey Wellies – Β£10


So there you have it. Quite a varied choice for winter I feel, and like everything I’ve ever purchased from NEXT Kids-wear I’d imagine the quality will be brilliant and well worth the money.