Easter with Meri Meri

This Easter we got merry with some beautiful seasonal decorations and gifts from our friends at Meri Meri . The kiddos loved dressing up in the bunny ear sets, and Willa adores her new dolly with matching headdress.

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They spent ages decorating their hard boiled eggs with the egg decorating kit, and we look forward to filling our bunny pinata with treats for Easter weekend.

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The surprise filled carrots make brilliant table decorations along with the flower plates too. It’s all perfect to celebrate Easter with those we love and we hope you’ll have a fantastic weekend too!

Happy Easter everyone x

Getting Easter ready in the kitchen.

Getting Easter ready in the kitchen.

The sweetest straw bunny bag, perfect for collecting eggs!

The sweetest straw bunny bag, perfect for collecting eggs!

Using the Meri Meri egg decorating kit.

Using the Meri Meri egg decorating kit.

New Easter dolly complete with her own Easter headdress!

New Easter dolly complete with her own Easter headdress!

The boys in their Easter bunny ear sets from Meri Meri

The boys in their Easter bunny ear sets from Meri Meri

More egg decorating..

More egg decorating..

The amazing bunny pinata

The amazing bunny pinata

Decorating her bunny egg!

Decorating her bunny egg!

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With her new favorite dolly

With her new favorite dolly

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This is not a sponsored post, but all Meri Meri items were kindly gifted over to us which we really appreciate. x

My children’s gift guide with a pastel aesthetic

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Whenever I post anything pastelly on Instagram it always gets a positive response, so when I was thinking of sharing my go-to gift suggestions for Christmas 2018 I thought I’d start with all the pretty things.

 Many of these things I already own and think so highly of, and there’s a few that I’ll be purchasing myself for my own little ones. 

I hope you find it useful! X Coral  

Pastels in our own home, and things they really do love to play with when they are at home.  

Pastels in our own home, and things they really do love to play with when they are at home.  

Fable Heart Crown. The ultimate dressing up accessory- designed to be safe for little ones with its unique ribbon attachment at the back, and comes in luxe velvet and also in glittering material too.   https://fableheart.com

Fable Heart Crown. The ultimate dressing up accessory- designed to be safe for little ones with its unique ribbon attachment at the back, and comes in luxe velvet and also in glittering material too.  https://fableheart.com


The ultimate toy kitchen- it’s the most beautiful thing. Plenty of space for all the playfood and accessories, and it’ll look the dream in any room. From   https://www.thetipi.co.uk

The ultimate toy kitchen- it’s the most beautiful thing. Plenty of space for all the playfood and accessories, and it’ll look the dream in any room. From  https://www.thetipi.co.uk

Maileg Mice.   The detail on each micro mouse by Maileg is just divine. They are so sweet, and I’m always arranging ours in mischievous positions, usually climbing on the toys and hiding on the chest of drawers. From:  https://www.polarpost.co.u k   

Maileg Mice. 

The detail on each micro mouse by Maileg is just divine. They are so sweet, and I’m always arranging ours in mischievous positions, usually climbing on the toys and hiding on the chest of drawers. From: https://www.polarpost.co.uk

 

So every home needs a fairy ship surely?! Officially a ‘Christmas decoration’ but we have ours on display year round with a Maileg mouse generally sat in it ready for adventure! Not a toy as it’s fragile, but it’s the prettiest decoration for any home.      https://www.polarpost.co.u k

So every home needs a fairy ship surely?! Officially a ‘Christmas decoration’ but we have ours on display year round with a Maileg mouse generally sat in it ready for adventure! Not a toy as it’s fragile, but it’s the prettiest decoration for any home.  

 https://www.polarpost.co.uk

The sweetest wooden toy tea set by Russian brand Raduga Grez is one of our favourites and sits perfectly with out toy kitchen too.    Feels chunky and robust enough for little hands.     https://www.thispaperbook.com

The sweetest wooden toy tea set by Russian brand Raduga Grez is one of our favourites and sits perfectly with out toy kitchen too.  

Feels chunky and robust enough for little hands. 

 https://www.thispaperbook.com


The Wobbelboard. An unexpected hit in our house, within seconds it was a boat, a rainbow, a bridge and a tunnel! Children just instinctively seem to know how they want to play with them.     https://www.wobbel.eu/en  

The Wobbelboard. An unexpected hit in our house, within seconds it was a boat, a rainbow, a bridge and a tunnel! Children just instinctively seem to know how they want to play with them.  

https://www.wobbel.eu/en 

Another tea set, but one all ages will really love- it comes in this beautiful case and is delicate and pretty. Although it’s dainty, it’s made of metal so is fairly robust, and makes a wonderful clinky noise!      https://www.bobbyrabbit.co.uk

Another tea set, but one all ages will really love- it comes in this beautiful case and is delicate and pretty. Although it’s dainty, it’s made of metal so is fairly robust, and makes a wonderful clinky noise!  

 https://www.bobbyrabbit.co.uk


A stylish doctors set. This set is one I’ve bought for my daughter, and love it’s styling, much nicer than all the garish plasticky ones around.     https://www.daisiesanddinosaurs.co.ukk/product/kids-concept-doctors-case-white/

A stylish doctors set. This set is one I’ve bought for my daughter, and love it’s styling, much nicer than all the garish plasticky ones around. 

 https://www.daisiesanddinosaurs.co.ukk/product/kids-concept-doctors-case-white/

The prettiest dolls high chair. Again, one I’ll be ordering for my own little one, it’s the nicest dolls high chair I’ve seen.      https://www.thetipi.co.uk/product/natural-wooden-highchair-for-dolly/

The prettiest dolls high chair. Again, one I’ll be ordering for my own little one, it’s the nicest dolls high chair I’ve seen.  

 https://www.thetipi.co.uk/product/natural-wooden-highchair-for-dolly/


Fit for a fairy. Numero 74 always create their products in the nicest tones and colours, and I love how non sickly these fairy wings are. Would look pretty hanging from a wall as well as on your little ones!      https://www.mollymeg.com

Fit for a fairy. Numero 74 always create their products in the nicest tones and colours, and I love how non sickly these fairy wings are. Would look pretty hanging from a wall as well as on your little ones!  

 https://www.mollymeg.com


Every child is drawn to a mini stroller and these ones from Bobby Rabbit are way sturdier than the cheapy ones you get in supermarkets and they look so much better too! It has a wipe clean fabric surface which makes it extremely practical!      https://www.bobbyrabbit.co.uk/products/dolls-stroller-flowers

Every child is drawn to a mini stroller and these ones from Bobby Rabbit are way sturdier than the cheapy ones you get in supermarkets and they look so much better too! It has a wipe clean fabric surface which makes it extremely practical!  

 https://www.bobbyrabbit.co.uk/products/dolls-stroller-flowers

Stocking filler solution! These gorgeous little mini figures from Lapin and Me are super cute, and look beautiful displayed as well as being play value.      https://www.lapinandme.co.uk

Stocking filler solution! These gorgeous little mini figures from Lapin and Me are super cute, and look beautiful displayed as well as being play value.  

 https://www.lapinandme.co.uk

I just love the Little People, Big Dreams series- it’s so interesting and inspiring. Smallprint Books is my favourite shop to buy unusual, beautiful and beautifully selected books from, there’s always something wonderful for all ages.      https://smallprint-online.com

I just love the Little People, Big Dreams series- it’s so interesting and inspiring. Smallprint Books is my favourite shop to buy unusual, beautiful and beautifully selected books from, there’s always something wonderful for all ages.  

 https://smallprint-online.com

I’m not sure there’s any brand quite as magical and dreamy as Thicket and Thimble. These animal dolls are the absolute dream and make the most beautiful heirloom gift.      https://thicketandthimble.com

I’m not sure there’s any brand quite as magical and dreamy as Thicket and Thimble. These animal dolls are the absolute dream and make the most beautiful heirloom gift.  

 https://thicketandthimble.com

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Stocking filler ideas - beautiful accessories from Sesame and Lily. Something beautiful and with a twinkle of magic. The range of hair clips, jewellery and accessories is truly a delight.      https://sesameandlilly.co.uk

Stocking filler ideas - beautiful accessories from Sesame and Lily. Something beautiful and with a twinkle of magic. The range of hair clips, jewellery and accessories is truly a delight.  

 https://sesameandlilly.co.uk

Happy shopping and I hope I’ve helped with some ideas x  

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Now you are Seven

Last week I asked my Instagram friends for some 7th Birthday present suggestions for my Son Felix.

We already have cupboards full of Lego, Playmobil and Superhero figures, so a fresh take on gift buying was needed.

Fortunately I've managed to source him some lovely things to open on his big day and I thought I'd share with you all (plus some other suggestions) as it might be helpful.

 

Imagination.   I bought Felix the first book in this series ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope’ last year and this is the next story in the series. Felix has a wonderful imagination and will be excited to read this. It’s more wordy than simple picture books, so perfect for age 7 and the illustrations are a delight. Bought from  Smallprint Books 

Imagination. 

I bought Felix the first book in this series ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope’ last year and this is the next story in the series. Felix has a wonderful imagination and will be excited to read this. It’s more wordy than simple picture books, so perfect for age 7 and the illustrations are a delight. Bought from Smallprint Books 

Something new to wear.   Felix loves a leopard (who doesn’t?) and he’s got some stripy shorts from Main Story UK that this will look ace tucked in with. Everyone needs something new to wear on their big day. Bought from  Poco Kids  

Something new to wear. 

Felix loves a leopard (who doesn’t?) and he’s got some stripy shorts from Main Story UK that this will look ace tucked in with. Everyone needs something new to wear on their big day. Bought from Poco Kids  

Something Factual.   By far the most visually stimulating and interesting book for dinosaur mad children, this lovely hardback is a good one to keep forever. It’s filled with illustrations and facts.   Bought from  Smallprint Books 

Something Factual. 

By far the most visually stimulating and interesting book for dinosaur mad children, this lovely hardback is a good one to keep forever. It’s filled with illustrations and facts. 

Bought from Smallprint Books 

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Manspiration. We’ve filled our home with stories about inspiring women, but as the Mother of two boys, I think it’s just as important to show them how incredible men can be too. I want to have a read through this myself as it’s chock full of interesting Males and the stories of what they’ve achieved. Inspiring stuff.    ‘ Stories for Boys who dare to be different’  by  Ben Brooks, Quercus Books 

Manspiration. We’ve filled our home with stories about inspiring women, but as the Mother of two boys, I think it’s just as important to show them how incredible men can be too. I want to have a read through this myself as it’s chock full of interesting Males and the stories of what they’ve achieved. Inspiring stuff. 

‘ Stories for Boys who dare to be different’  by  Ben Brooks, Quercus Books 

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Headphones. An Amazon purchase. We are heading to Cornwall in May and it’s a long drivr from Yorkshire. Think these may save my sanity as he’ll be able to play games and listen to music without annoying us!  

 

 

Lego Building Boards. We have a sea of Lego, but the boys like to build houses with it and get frustrated that they don’t have a flat board to build them on. He’ll find these such a relief as he’ll be able to be even more creative with his building. Architect in later life maybe?!     

Lego Building Boards. We have a sea of Lego, but the boys like to build houses with it and get frustrated that they don’t have a flat board to build them on. He’ll find these such a relief as he’ll be able to be even more creative with his building. Architect in later life maybe?!  

 

We were so kindly gifted the new range by Bloom and Blossom but I’ve added this to the post as gift inspiration as there’s nothing the boys love more than a deep bubbly bath, and this Wispy-Misty Bubble Bath delivers on the bubbles! They absolutely love it and it smells like heaven. Bloom and Blossom have also published a limited edition print of The BFG and combined they are a beautiful gift. Felix can’t wait to get stuck in.   The Bloom and Blossom Bubble Bath is made in the UK from natural ingredients and is just £4.99 at Ocado and  Bloom&Blossom

We were so kindly gifted the new range by Bloom and Blossom but I’ve added this to the post as gift inspiration as there’s nothing the boys love more than a deep bubbly bath, and this Wispy-Misty Bubble Bath delivers on the bubbles! They absolutely love it and it smells like heaven. Bloom and Blossom have also published a limited edition print of The BFG and combined they are a beautiful gift. Felix can’t wait to get stuck in. 

The Bloom and Blossom Bubble Bath is made in the UK from natural ingredients and is just £4.99 at Ocado and Bloom&Blossom

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So all the above are all wrapped up for this guy tomorrow (8th April) but I was given a few more ideas which I’ve shared below. Felix wants a fish so his main gift is a fish tank and we are going to bring home a fishy friend to live with us tomorrow!  

 

Lovely Sea Creature friends by Big Stuffed.   We already on an Octopus by French brand ‘Big Stuffed’ and he’s lovely! 

Lovely Sea Creature friends by Big Stuffed. 

We already on an Octopus by French brand ‘Big Stuffed’ and he’s lovely! 

Solar System Mobile Kit.   Felix would really enjoy sitting down and creating this, and there’s a few similiar sets about.        

Solar System Mobile Kit. 

Felix would really enjoy sitting down and creating this, and there’s a few similiar sets about.  

 

 

My Living World sets (approx £15)  My Mum has bought him one of these creepy crawly sets and I know he’ll love it after spending days at my parents creating a big hotel from old pots, a crate, twigs and bamboo last summer. He also spent hours with a box collecting and observing Woodlice so although it’s definitely not something that appeals to me, it will to him!    

My Living World sets (approx £15)

My Mum has bought him one of these creepy crawly sets and I know he’ll love it after spending days at my parents creating a big hotel from old pots, a crate, twigs and bamboo last summer. He also spent hours with a box collecting and observing Woodlice so although it’s definitely not something that appeals to me, it will to him! 

 

Snap Circuits (from around £30)  These look great fun and a good present for 7 year olds plus. Felix is still a bit clumsy with his fine motor skills but over the next year or so I think he’d really enjoy sitting and experimenting with these. 

Snap Circuits (from around £30)

These look great fun and a good present for 7 year olds plus. Felix is still a bit clumsy with his fine motor skills but over the next year or so I think he’d really enjoy sitting and experimenting with these. 

Outdoors. Love this Kraul Waterwheel Kit and at £8.50 it’s a really original gift idea. There’s plenty of different outdoor/natural exploration toys over at  Myriad Online.     

Outdoors. Love this Kraul Waterwheel Kit and at £8.50 it’s a really original gift idea. There’s plenty of different outdoor/natural exploration toys over at Myriad Online. 

 

Schleich Animals.   The nicest quality animals which get played with again and again.     

Schleich Animals. 

The nicest quality animals which get played with again and again.