Friday, 19 December 2014

Christmas Gifting with Home Bargains


If you follow me on social media you will be familiar with the regular bargain finds I share from local discount store Home Bargains. It's one of my favourite places to shop all year round and when it comes to the festive season it just gets even better!

The best thing to me is that they often have different products in everyday so I try to nip in on the way home from work a few times a week. I've bought lots of toys from there for both my children and saved myself quite a few pennies in the process! In the last month I've managed to buy a gorgeous Frozen Elsa style dress up costume for just £5.99, some great Wow Toys at less than half RRP and Marvel Avengers action figures at just a third of the RRP!

The lovely folks at Home Bargains sent me a hamper of goodies from their current stock to showcase the fabulous selection of gifts they have on offer at this time of year.

If you are looking for last minute gifts for family, a Secret Santa present for work or for treats to fill up those stockings then you won't be disappointed!

With great value toiletries sets for Aunts and Uncle, slippers for Mum and Dad, hair sets for little girls and activity books for boys, not to mention a variety of delicious chocolates you get more for your money at Home Bargains this year!




 The above items are all less than £5 each! These are just a taster of the bargains that your local store has to offer so why not pop down to yours today?




Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Urban Logik Boots from Flash Price! #Freebie

FREE bag with Urban Logik boots at  Flash-Price.com


There is a brand new website on the lose that is waiting to save you money on the latest fashions for your family. Flash-price.com knows that it's hard for families on a tighter budget to keep up with the latest fashion trends (especially when your child get sudden growth spurts like mine!) so they are bringing you some amazing deals to kit your family out with good quality fashionable clothing, footwear and accessories without breaking the bank!

As a fabulous introductory offer they are giving away 1000 HACK T-shirts worth £24.99 absolutely FREE! All you need to do is sign up to their newsletter so you will be the first to know about their latest offers... If you are one of the first 1000 people to sign up then you will be sent a t-shirt absolutely free, no purchase necessary ad no postage to be paid! What a great offer!

They aren't stopping their either, to promote the amazing deal they have on Urban Logik Men's and Children's boot's which are currently less than half their RRP starting from just £19.99 they are offering the first 500 customers who buy a pair, a BCK&HRSY backpack completely free!

We were sent a pair of boots and backpack from the range to check out and my 7 year old loves them!

Urban logik boots from flash-price.com

Although faux leather the boots seem very sturdy and Ben says they are really comfy, so far they have proved to be warm and waterproof in this recent miserable weather we've been having. The rather daring colour combination works really well and is very on trend this winter. 

As for the BCK&HRSY bag, I was expecting something flimsy as a freebie but that is certainly not the case! I'm really impressed with the quality of the the bag and Ben an't wait to start using it as his school bag in the new year. It will be really handy for family days out too as is rather spacious and has separate compartments inside, ideal for a laptop or tablet!


Flash Price currently have FREE delivery on all orders until the end of the month too!

Monday, 15 December 2014

Family Gift Guide - Children's Clothing #Win a Frugi Voucher


Welcome to the first of the My Mummy's Pennies Christmas Gift Guides: Children's Clothing!
I've brought together a selection of  my favourite brands to show you that clothing doesn't have to be the 'boring' present under the tree. In fact with some of these ideas it may just be the most exciting! So read on to discover the best alternative Christmas jumpers, beautifully handmade girl's dresses, fabulous organic pyjamas, t-shirts with an educational twist and the cutest sheepskin earmuffs...

Christmas Jumpers from Tipsy Elves


Alternative Christmas Jumpers from Tipsy Elves


Everyone loves a Christmas Jumper but who wants to blend into the crowds? Tipsy Elves offer a fabulous selection of alternative festive woolies guaranteed to make you smile. This jumper features a festive Christnas Eve scene with the twist that Santa's reindeer have run away and he's hanging from the sleigh! Will he he manage to regain control a deliver all the gifts in time? My seven year old thinks this is the best Christmas jumper ever as he found some of the cutsie ones we'd been looking at a bit 'young' for him.  We've had some lovely comments when out and about too as it really grabs attention! 

Tipsy Elves' festive offerings also include a jumpers, dresses and onesies for grown ups in cheeky designs from geeky rudolf to some rather randy reindeer! Their Children's jumpers come in sizes to fit ages 4 to 12 years. We went for the 8-9 for Ben and found it a good fit but the sleeves were a little long. The jumper is good quality and washes well. Prices usually start from £32 but today they have a promotion offering 40% off jumpers.


Fantastic handmade Dress from Little Dot


Owl dress from Little Dot www.mymummyspennies.com

Regular readers will know that I value local businesses and love shopping at local markets and seeking out unique items especially when it comes to my children's clothes. Earlier in the year I discovered local dressmaker Little Dot at a charity market in Ramsbottom. I bought Elizabeth a gorgeous summer dress that she has had lots of wear out of and always gets lovely comments where ever she wears it. So when I was searching for the perfect winter dress to pop under the tree I of course went straight to their website to see what they had to tempt me.

Sophie Allen began by designing and making unique one off dresses for her family and friends children and very quickly she established the Little DOT brand. Little dot dresses are one of a kind and have all been carefully designed and handmade to include beautiful finishing touches. Sophie also offers custom dresses that are even more special and ideal if you know just what you want but can't find it!

After chatting with Sophie about Elizabeth's favourite colours and animals I was thrilled to open a beautifully wrapped package a few days later to discover this vibrant purple cord pinafore dress with the cutest applique owl design.

The dress is amazing quality and finished to an excellent standard. The extra little touches such as the contrasting buttons are things that you would wouldn't get from a high street brand. The fit is true to size and paired with a long sleeved to and tights this makes an ideal winter outfit for any little girl.

This dress was custom made for Elizabeth but similar Dresses are available to purchase through the Little Dot website or facebook page starting at just £20. Do pop over and check out their excellent range on twitter and Instagram too,  I'm loving the gingerbread man fabric at the moment!


Solar System T-Shirt from Tiger Shark


Solar System T-Shirt from tiger shark

My eldest had inherited his Daddy's liking for funky T-Shirts and as soon as I discovered Tiger Shark I knew he would love their fun and educational designs so was delighted to be sent the Solar System T-shirt. 

Tiger Shark give these tips to get the best education value from the the T-shirt:
Use our solar system t-shirt to discuss the movement of the Earth (and other planets) around the Sun with your children. Schools introduce this topic at around age nine to ten but we’re sure your little ones will be fascinated in the night sky and our place in the Universe at younger ages too. The eight planets in order from the Sun are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune (Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet in 2006.) A mnemonic you can use to remember this order is My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nachos!
This fabulous quality top is available to fit ages 5 through to 11 and is made from 100% ringspun cotton. It fits true to size, washes well and is a great way to get your children learning about the solar system without them even realising!

Priced at just £15, the Solar System is one of seven stylish designs that also include Minotaur, Centipede and Dinosaur! Tiger Shark have a great offer on white T-shirts at the moment, half price at just £7.50. You can also get £5 off your first order when you sign up to their newsletter. An ideal stocking filler! Check out the full range over on the Tiger Shark website and why not say hello over on Facebook and Twitter too?

Sheepskin Earmuffs from the Natural Baby Shower



Children's Sheepskin Earmuffs from The Natural Baby Shower

It's been a chilly few weeks with snow covering parts of the country and these adorable fluffy sheepskin earmuffs from the Natural Baby Shower are ideal for keeping little ones warm and cozy while out and about. They are made from 100% Sheepskin in the UK by the Eastern Counties Leather who have been producing the best of British leather and sheepskin products since 1879.

They come in an choice of adorable powder pink  or neutral chestnut colours and are designed to fit children aged 2 to 6. My four year old found them really comfortable and was happy to wear them all afternoon when we went out for a winter walk at the weekend. 

When not in use the circular sections fold in to the head band so they can easily be popped in a handbag. 

Retailing at just £15 these would make a cute addition to a little ones stocking and will be sure to keep them both warm and on trend this winter!


Red Robin Pyjamas from Frugi organic children's clothes


Christmas Gift Guide Frugi pjs www.mymummyspennies.com

I've been a fan of Frugi's funky organic cotton children's clothes since my daughter was in cloth nappies thanks to the extra room in their 'cut for cloth' baby clothes,  now both my children are well past the nappy stage but I still regularly shop at Frugi, I've come to love their unique colourful designs and find that their clothes wash and wear extremely well.

It's become a family tradition that each Christmas Eve the children get a brand new pair of Christmas themed pyjamas so that the man in red gets to see them looking their best when he pops his head in (and I get to take cute pictures for the photo album!)

This year Elizabeth will be sporting these festive Poppy PJ's. The cherry red and white polka dot design is complimented by cute little applique penguin and of course like all frugi products they are made from high quality organic cotton. The bottoms feature a contrasting drawcord and elasticated waist.

These are a really cute addition to Frugi's winter range and would make an ideal gift this Christmas. You can still order from Frugi with Free standard delivery in time for Christmas and make sure you check them out on Facebook and Twitter for the latest offers.


Win a Frugi Christmas Stocking and £20 Voucher



Win a £20 frugi voucher with www.mymummyspennies.com

As a special treat for my readers the very lovely folks at Frugi have sent me one of their limited edition Christmas stockings and a £20 voucher to spend at www.welovefrugi.com.

For your chance to win this great prize follow the rafflecopter instructions below. Good Luck!


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The competition will close at 12.00am on 24th December 2014.

I was sent samples of the items featured to include in this gift guide.