Pre-Christmas Christmas Shopping Top Tips #1

We all know about the gifts and the turkey and the Wine and the sausage rolls you all have lists and lists all set up for. But before we get into those (we will of course be repeating the fabulousness which was our ‘Bestest Christmas Gifts Guide’ this year, with even more delicious, pretty, unique and just plain gorgeous ideas to help ease the strain of gift buying), we wanted to do the other stuff. The pre-Christmas stuff. you know – advents, stockings, games… the things you need to get sorted This Week really.

So we decided to start with a classic – The Lego Advent Calendar. Now any Lego aficionado knows Lego isn’t cheap. This little box comes in at a hefty £25. But, as with all Lego, it’s all about the play value.

There are pieces in here you can’t get anywhere else – which apparently makes it Very Important, and Really Really Good Mummy. Each day opens a new little pack for you to create a new Lego model, whether it’s a tree, a snowmobile or Father Christmas and his sleigh.

If you’re very very careful, you could keep the figures when they’re made, display them over Christmas, then put them back in the box ready for next year. You could. But that kind of defeats the whole lego purpose, doesn’t it? For me, a little lego time while I’m making breakfast for the massed hordes is a little time spent quietly with my cup of coffee. And the closer we get to Christmas, the higher the excitement grows.. and the more Christmas lego there is to play with. Genius. For me, a gazillion trillion times better than a £4 box of nasty chocolate.

Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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