One year old gift ideas – Gift Grapevine Gift Guide 2017

One year old gift ideas – Gift Grapevine Gift Guide 2017

No longer a baby, a one year old is now a member of the toddler tornado gang – brace yourselves! Here are some of my favourite one year old gift ideas with lots of practical and fun items for little ones who are into everything and ready to explore the world.  ...

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Baby gift ideas – Gift Grapevine Gift Guide 2017

Baby gift ideas – Gift Grapevine Gift Guide 2017

Step away from the fluffy stuffed toys my friends - they will only gather dust! Instead, choose a unique, practical and fun gift for baby this Christmas. A gift that parents will appreciate and one that can be enjoyed well beyond the baby stage. Check out some of my...

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15 of the best kids tea sets

15 of the best kids tea sets

Toddlers love tea parties. And it's not just play. Tea parties encourage gathering with friends (real, stuffed or pretend) and lots of imaginative play. Pretending to share food and drink gives opportunities to use simple phrases and to keep a conversation going -...

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Great gifts for babies – Gift Grapevine gift guide

Great gifts for babies – Gift Grapevine gift guide

Excuse me while I get clucky here but I love buying great gifts for babies. There are so many gorgeous baby gifts to choose from - but how do you find the right one? Step away from the fluffy stuffed toys my friends (they will only gather dust!). Instead, choose a...

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Gift Grapevine gift guide # 4 – Gifts for 2 year olds

Gift Grapevine gift guide # 4 – Gifts for 2 year olds

My gift guides continue! This time it's for the curious little bundles of energy, stubbornness and gorgeousness all rolled into one - 2 year olds. Boy are they are hard work. At least both my tornadoes were at that age... If you are stuck with what to buy a 2 year old...

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Gift Grapevine gift guide # 3 – Gifts for 1 year olds

Gift Grapevine gift guide # 3 – Gifts for 1 year olds

  No longer a baby, a 1 year old is now a member of the toddler tornado gang - brace yourselves! Here are my favourite practical and fun gifts for little ones who are now into everything and ready to explore the world. Nothing is sponsored here. All ideas are items I...

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Gift Grapevine gift guide # 2 – Gifts for baby

Step away from that soft and fluffy stuffed toy! It will just gather dust along with many others. Instead, choose a unique, practical and fun gift for baby this Christmas. One that parents will appreciate and can be enjoyed well beyond the baby stage. Nothing is...

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Bath toys – the good, the bad & the ugly

Bath toys – the good, the bad & the ugly

I recently did a cleanout of our bath toy collection. Some tried and true favourites made the cut. Others I was happy to see the end of. You know the ones. Those squeezy toys that collect water and black bits of mould. Each time I squeeze out water little manky bits...

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