Gift Guide

If you wish to be included in my gift guide, please do get in contact by filling out this form or by emailing on lollipop@lollipopthebear.com.

Mallows Beauty

I am a brand ambassador for Mallow’s Beauty. I am a sucker for bath bombs and other stuff like that & am obsessed with Mallow’s Beauty. I have quite sensitive skin, so have to be careful where I get stuff like this, but have had no problems with any of their products .

If you want to give them a go, head to their website here and use the code SLBLGQ at checkout for 10% off

This is what they have to say about themselves:

Hey Babe, I am the ultimate destination for self-love. I aim to make you feel good by encouraging you to; forget stress, your phone & instead make some time for you – you deserve it. I am 100% REAL; real skin, real bodies, real problems, and real results…no lies here thank you! 

Instead of being faced with insecurities you need to ‘fix’, my products will ‘treat’ your skin, body & mind, with a positive message that you can adopt for the day, week or forever really… now repeat after me “I am enough.” I want to empower you to appreciate yourself rather than criticise…you wouldn’t bully your BFF, so why do it to yourself & your body?!

Say bye-bye to brands that promote a ‘perfect’ (photoshopped) model & promise you the world but never deliver. And say hello to me, Mallows Beauty!”

Have a sneaky read of my packaging, as I will sharing my inside knowledge on mental wellbeing, skincare, body positivity & giving you a cheeky compliment or two…you’re welcome.

Jaques of London

Jaques of London have been inventing and making toys & games since 1795

They recently contacted me to see if I would be interested in reviewing one of their products for my gift guide, obviously I said yes!! They were very helpful over email and gave me a list of toys to choose from. They have toys and games for all ages and was so difficult to find just one, but I chose “Mexican Train Game – Train Dominoes”

I chose the dominoes game as we love playing different games with our families and Charlie loves a game where he has to think about what he’s doing and loves a challenge (he also likes to win!!) We are also visiting my brother and his family in New York at Christmas and the tin it comes in makes it so handy for us to pack and take with us.

It was dispatched promptly and arrived beautifully packaged, just by the packaging I could tell how much care goes into their games.

We will be playing it later with Charlie’s Nanny and Grandad which will be fun (and will add a bit more to this review once we’ve played it, but I can say that the instructions look very clear and it does look easy enough to play)

Did you know the game of croquet was introduced to Victorian England by John Jaques?

How Croquet then became Ping Pong: Through his growing frustrations with the grand slam success of tennis, John Jaques would go on to introduce the game of Gossima as a retort to centre court challengers. In recognition of the difficult marketing potential of such a bizarre title, the game of tennis would take to the dining table, as Ping Pong was born. (this paragraph was taken from their blog “Who Invented Croquet“)

Did you also know that Snakes and ladders was first created by Jaques of London in 1873, and has gone on to become a staple in worldwide gaming, providing centuries of entertainment to generations of ladder climbing enthusiasts across the globe.

So, to buy this game of Dominoes click here and to take a look at all the wooden toys they have on offer, click here.

If you want to take a look at some other reviews, you can take a look at these blogs: The Wandering Mother, MotherGeek, Whinge Whinge Wine and Real Mum Review

{Gifted: we were gifted this game in return to be added to this gift guide, to take a look at their website, just click on one of the links above or click here}

Pound Toy

PoundToy™‎ sells a vast range of well known branded products at bargain prices – perfect for those shopping on a budget. Some of the best-loved character toys they sell include; Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol, WWE, Spider-Man, Avengers, Despicable Me, Star Wars and many more.

I personally have used PoundToy myself over the years for little extra’s and they have been amazing with how quick they have posted the items.

(this is not a gifted or paid promotion, just a brief personal review as a customer)

Pop Gear – Official Pop Culture Merch

Your one-stop shop for official merch from the latest & greatest brands from film, TV, music & more!From Fortnite to Frozen and Minecraft To Minnie Mouse; Popgear has clothing, footwear, homeware & so much more for fans of all ages.

To buy – Click Here

To get social with them – TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

Book Review – Mug the Wumph the Dancing Wizard – Nicola J Rowley

We were very kindly gifted a copy of Nicola’s book just before Christmas and WOW, what a fun, magical book it was to read. I think I enjoyed reading it as much as Charlie did. We really did feel like we were going along the magical adventure with Minty (I’m not going to write about the adventure as do not want to spoil it for you!!) but would definitely recommend reading it, here is the link to buy via Amazon Mug the Wumph the Dancing Wizard by Nicola J Rowley

Get social with Nicola: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (she also has a PR Instagram page too)

The Body Shop

Hands up who loves the body shop! I know I do. Click on the image below to head on over to their website. For every order placed, I earn a small commission

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