Christmas

Australia’s HQ For Christmas Ideas for Toddlers and Babies!

Welcome to Australia’s HQ for everything Christmas! At Baby Hints And Tips we believe that every Christmas should be magical so we bring you amazing Christmas ideas for toddlers and babies.  From your baby’s first Christmas to Christmas on a budget, we’re here with expert information and community tips to make it wonderful.  We’re so excited!

The only place for Christmas Craft for Toddlers

A craft project a day for little fingers!  Christmas crafts for toddlers doesn’t just help your little one appreciate the spirit of Christmas but it helps build up those fine motor skills and a lifelong passion for the arts.  We’ve got Australia’s biggest collection of Christmas ideas for toddler crafts!  Visit regularly for more craft ideas for the festive season!

Traditions, Recipes, Gifts and of course Elf On The Shelf!

Baby Hints and Tips is all about making your little one’s formative years remarkable.  We bring you big ideas for starting your own family traditions, find tips for dealing with the stress of the silly season and recipes that will delight the family this Christmas.  And who doesn’t love Elf On The Shelf.  We’re one of Australia’s top destinations for Elf On The Shelf ideas and hacks.

Don’t Blow The Budget – We’ve Got All The Hacks!

Those first few years are always the hardest – financially as well!  At Baby Hints and Tips, we’ll help you create a magical Christmas even if you’re living on a single income this year.  Expert savings tips and all the tips from 226,000 mums who have “been there, done that, on budget”.

5 ways to encourage kids giving back at Christmas

21.11.2017  

In this day and age of, ‘give me, give me, give me’ and ‘want, want, want’ it’s becoming all the more important to encourage our kids giving back at Christmas …

Baby Proof Your Christmas Tree!

19.11.2017  

Q&A: What are your best tips for keeping your Xmas tree child proof?

Budget Christmas: 10 unexpected hacks to save you money

15.11.2017  

If you’re looking to plan a budget Christmas this year, check out these 10 unexpected hacks that will save you lots of money for years to come!

Christmas gift ideas for kids under 5! The ULTIMATE list!

12.11.2017  

Lots of present ideas for babies through to preschoolers.

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Cracker Christmas Bon Bon Jokes – DIY Bon Bons Filled With Toddler Humour!

09.11.2017  

Hands up who loves Christmas craft?  BEST. FUN. EVER.  So, you’re making homemade Christmas bon bons this year and you need some toddler/kid/dad jokes to add?  We’re here to help, …

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10 Kid Friendly Christmas Recipes – Yummy Xmas Treats!

07.11.2017  

Christmas is a great time to get creative when making treats either with or for the kids. And that includes the big kids too! Check out the links for some great ideas.

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Christmas Chocolate House Tutorial

06.11.2017  

I made this chocolate house using gingerbread moulds. Put the pieces together with melted chocolate and decorate with sweets. Super easy but always gets an amazing response when given as a gift. The perfect gift for any chocolate lover!

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Gifts For Mum – She’s SO Hard To Buy For!

03.11.2017  

Christmas, birthday, Mother’s Day… why are gifts for mum so hard to find!  You’re on a mission… from finding something for a brand new mum, your own mum or the …

Christmas Printables | Baby Hints & Tips

FREE Christmas Printable Lists

01.11.2017  

Free Christmas Printables: Christmas Gift list, Christmas Card List, Christmas To Do List

Christmas Crafts For Toddlers

The Epic Guide To Easy Christmas Crafts for Toddlers

28.10.2017  

Get into the Christmas spirit with these Christmas crafts for toddlers and young children. Perfect to decorate the house or for homemade wrapping paper.

The Best Elf on the Shelf Ideas this Christmas

26.10.2017  

Get your Elf on the Shelf moving this Christmas season with some ideas that will have your children loving the magic of Christmas.  We don’t just have the biggest list, …

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Christmas Colouring Pages – FREE DOWNLOADABLES!

22.10.2017  

Your kids will love getting into the Christmas spirit with these Christmas colouring pages.

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Christmas Craft For Toddlers – Jingle Bell Painting

20.10.2017  

Get your kids in the Christmas spirit with this fun Christmas craft. Jingle bell painting will inspire creativity and get help develop fine motor skills.

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Christmas Eve Box: Creating Traditions

15.10.2017  

Christmas Eve Box – start the Christmas celebration with a box of surprises for your children. Something to read, something to watch, something to wear and lots more ideas

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Cheapest Elf on the Shelf Australia – Where To Get Cheap EOTS!

14.10.2017  

We have found the cheapest elf on the shelf in Australia. Your kids will love the cheeky little elf causing trouble around the house this Christmas

Christmas Gift Guide For Her

06.10.2017  

(This Christmas Gift Guide for Her contains some affiliate links). Are you looking for a stand-out gift for your spouse, gifrlfriend, mum, sister, or grandma? We have you covered for any …

Christmas Gift Guide for Books

06.10.2017  

(This Christmas Gift Guide contains some affiliate links). We have Christmas gifts for your baby all wrapped up at Baby Hints and Tips. On this page we have everything a …

Christmas Gift Guide For Him

06.10.2017  

(This Christmas Gift Guide for Him contains some affiliate links). We all know guys can be really hard to buy for – so we’re making it a lot easier for …

Christmas Gift Guide For Family

06.10.2017  

(This Christmas Gift Guide for Family contains some affiliate links). Why not celebrate Christmas this year by buying a present the WHOLE family can enjoy? There are some amazing goodies …

3 Reasons I’ll be doing the Elf on the Shelf (None of Them are Because he’ll tell Santa They’ve been Naughty!)

01.10.2017  

3 Reasons for Doing Elf On The Shelf – Elf on the Shelf does not NEED to report naughty behaviour to Santa, create your own Christmas magic traditions.

How to host the perfect Christmas lunch

How to host the Perfect Christmas Lunch – Easy, Affordable Ho Ho Ho Hacks!

18.12.2016  

Need to find some perspective in your festive preparations? Read on for a funny take on how to host the perfect Xmas lunch or dinner.

3 simple Christmas crafts for young children

3 Simple Christmas Crafts for Young Children

18.12.2016  

Want to craft your way to Xmas in three easy steps? Read on.

Easy, cheap and meaningful ideas for Christmas

Best Christmas Ideas: Easy, Cheap and Meaningful

04.12.2016  

Build meaningful traditions this Xmas, with cheap and easy activities for babies, toddlers and big kids.

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Cheap Christmas Presents Hacks!

04.12.2016  

Christmas shopping already getting you down? Get back on track with funny hints for cheap Christmas presents.

Elf On The Shelf Is Coming – Arrival Ideas With Wow Factor!

01.12.2016  

For those doing Elf on the shelf this year, all Santa’s little Elves will be turning up all the way from the North Pole, what’s your tradition for ‘announcing’ their arrival?

Xmas shopping: why leaving it to the last minute isn't such a bad idea

Xmas shopping: why leaving it to the last minute isn’t such a bad idea

27.11.2016  

Want to take a different approach to Xmas shopping this year? Here’s a story that will either get your heart racing or put your mind at ease.

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Ultimate Christmas Hamper Giveaway

23.11.2016  

We have teamed up with The Christmas Cart, Jump Star Trampolines and Bubbler Deals to bring you the Ultimate Christmas Day prize pack worth $1500 Everything you need for the …

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6 Christmas Crafts and Activities for Toddlers and Babies

20.11.2016  

Get a head start on Xmas with fabulous crafty activities, suitable for baby and toddler.

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How To Have a Christmas Wrapped in Generosity

20.11.2016  

Do you want to put more meaning into Christmas? Read on for ways to make this Xmas an especially generous one.

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Christmas Lights Australia

11.11.2016  

List of Christmas lights around Australia

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Thank You Letter to Santa – Christmas With Gratitude!

15.12.2015  

Printable: Encourage your kids to show gratitude with this thank you letter to Santa that your child can complete and send.

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Christmas Eve Box Inspiration

14.12.2015  

Q&A: For people that do the Christmas eve box for their kids what are some things you put in it apart from pj’s and a Dvd?

Family Christmas Traditions to Adopt

01.12.2015  

Family Christmas Traditions that your family can adopt to add an element of meaning and help build special memories for the whole family.

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Best Kids Christmas Movies

30.11.2015  

Best Kids Christmas Movies – we have found a variety of Christmas movies that are perfect family viewing. You will find something here to suit your family

Coping With Grief At Christmas

30.11.2015  

Coping with grief at Christmas is an unfortunate reality for many. Here are some tips to help you get through the Christmas season

Changing it Up: Christmas Dinner Ideas with a Difference!

23.11.2015  

Christmas Dinner Ideas With a Difference – 5 Ideas to change it up this year and have a Christmas dinner to remember.

9 reasons Why Elf on the Shelf didn’t Move Last Night!

23.11.2015  

9 Reasons Why Elf On The Shelf Didn’t Move – you wake up in the morning to the news that the Elf was found in the same spot – don’t panic. Here are some handy excuses

Top 50 Elf On The Shelf Names + Best Elf Printables

23.11.2015  

Elf on The Shelf Names – First job after you get your Elf on The Shelf is to give them a name – here is a list of ideas to get you started, happy elf naming

Five HOT Teacher Gift Ideas from $5 to $50

22.11.2015  

5 Teacher Gift Ideas from $5 to $50 that teachers actually want. We went to the teachers themselves and we have what they want and don’t want in a range of budgets

How to Have an Unforgettable Christmas on a Shoestring Budget

22.11.2015  

Christmas On A Budget: Christmas is about joy and bringing the family together, not about spending money. Here are some tips to help you stick to a budget

5 High Impact, Low Cost Christmas Gift Ideas for the Whole Family

22.11.2015  

5 Low Cost Christmas Gift Ideas that will have high impact for the whole family. We have ideas for grandparents, your partner, your kids and friends

Top 6 Over Achieving Elf on the Shelf Mummies

22.11.2015  

Over achieving elf on the shelf mummies – these are the amazing planned out elf antics that are scheduled in advance. Rather than the elf quickly thrown in a bowl before you go to bed

Christmas Pudding Recipe from Aunt Lottie

22.11.2015  

Traditional Christmas Pudding Recipe by Aunty Lottie that has been passed down 4 generations. Use this Christmas Pudding recipe to start your own family traditions.

Putting Children First at Christmas in Divorced Families

22.11.2015  

Putting Children First at Christmas in Divorced and Separated Families – its not easy but here are some suggestions from a mum who has been there.

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Christmas Outfits for Boys

19.11.2015  

Q&A: I’m looking for pages on facebook or other suggestions for Christmas outfits for boys. I was thinking overalls or vest/shorts?

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Best Christmas Ideas for Toddlers

17.11.2015  

Best Christmas present ideas for toddlers: What was your toddlers favourite Christmas present? New book? Which toys have they pretty much not touched?

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Christmas Themed Names

11.11.2015  

Christmas Themed Names – Girls names, boys names and unisex names that celebrate the Christmas spirit perfect for a baby due near Christmas

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Baby’s First Christmas Gift Ideas

02.11.2015  

Q&A: Just after ideas for baby’s first Christmas gift

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How Many Christmas Presents Per Child? Are You Going Overboard?

16.10.2015  

Community question: I’m wondering how many Christmas presents everyone buys their kids – is it always the same or does the number differ?

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10 High Impact Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Lazy Mums

13.10.2015  

10 High Impact Elf on The Shelf Ideas for Lazy Mums – if you don’t have time or cant be bothered with elaborate Elf set ups, then these ideas are for you

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Gestational Diabetes Friendly Foods for Christmas

08.10.2015  

Q&A: I am hosting Christmas this year, but my sister has gestational diabetes. What foods can I serve that won’t send her glucose/carb readings over the edge?

Best Gifts For A New Baby? Hint: Not a Pink Thing in Sight!

11.08.2015  

Five of the best gifts ever for new baby. Think beyond the same gifts everyone gives and give the new parents something they can really use

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Help Kids Understand The Joy Of Giving At Christmas

15.12.2014  

It’s easy for kids to focus on what Santa is going to leave them under the tree or in their stocking, so how do you teach them that this is the season of giving rather than receiving? We have some great tips to help your kids change their focus and realise that there is so much more to this time of year.

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Enjoying Christmas Day when Pregnant

15.12.2014  

Pregnancy is a bit of a roller coaster normally, and being pregnant on the biggest day of the year just adds to the fun! We’ve got some great tips to help you enjoy yourself, as well as some nifty present ideas we hope you’ll find in your stocking this year.

Best Christmas Apps

14.12.2014  

A list of the best Christmas apps and websites that the kids will love. Actually, who are we kidding – even the adults will love these!

Pregnancy safe Christmas drinks | Baby Hints & Tips

Pregnancy Safe Christmas Drinks

14.12.2014  

Just because you are pregnant doesn’t mean you have to miss out on special Christmas drinks; and the best thing is, the kids can enjoy them too!

Christmas gift wrapping | Baby Hints & Tips

Christmas Gift Wrapping Hack

12.12.2014  

This gift wrapping technique is amazing!

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Starting Christmas Traditions with a New Baby

07.12.2014  

Im just after some christmas traditions ideas that I can start up

DIY Christmas Bonbons

06.12.2014  

Christmas Craft: DIY Christmas Bon Bons or Christmas crackers are one of the highlights of Christmas Day. Homemade Christmas Bon Bons are even more special.

Christmas presents for nieces and nephews

Christmas Presents for Nieces and Nephews

06.12.2014  

Q&A: How much do you spend or what do you do for nieces/nephews or cousins for Xmas. Do you spend different amounts for different family members?

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DIY Christmas Letter Ornaments

02.12.2014  

These letter ornaments are super cute and a great personalised present that kids can make themselves.

Christmas Tree Traditions

02.12.2014  

Do you have any special put up the Christmas tree traditions? My husband put out tree together last year and put the tinsel on and let our 1 and 3 …

Elf on the Shelf Ideas – Name Ideas

01.12.2014  

Elf on the Shelf Ideas – Stuck on names for your Elf on the shelf this year?  Here’s some suggestions: Elva. It means “little elf”.   Kara Elvira??   Kylz Holly or …

What do You Leave Out for Santa and his Reindeer? Community Tips

01.12.2014  

Milk and cookies for Santa? Carrots for his reindeer? What do you leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve? Does Santa leave any evidence he has been at your house? We …

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Gingerbread Cupcakes – Christmas Recipe

30.11.2014  

Everyone loves gingerbread at Christmas time! From gingerbread cookie decorations for the tree, to gingerbread houses to sit as a centrepiece on the table. Why not try something different this year and whip up a batch of these Gingerbread Cupcakes.

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DIY Christmas Bead Candy Canes

10.11.2014  

This handmade decoration is a fantastic option if you and the kids need to make a large number of presents for daycare teachers or classmates. They’re simple and look great (and it’s a great fine motor activity too!).

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Paddle Pop Christmas Tree – Christmas Craft For Toddlers

09.11.2014  

These homemade Christmas tree ornaments are a great, easy craft activity to do with the kids, and make cute presents as well. You can use whatever you like to decorate them.

Gifts for God Parents

26.03.2014  

Q&A: I’ve asked some of my very close friends to be my dd godparents. Is it protocol for me to give them a gift? If so what kind if gift is suitable?

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Homemade Christmas Cards – Handmade Craft For Mums and Toddlers

23.02.2014  

This Christmas card is easy for the adult to prepare and for a young child to make. It is an educational activity too, as children are challenged to order the strips of paper from longest to shortest.

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Christmas Craft – Character Christmas Baubles

10.12.2013  

I love making Christmas decorations for people at Christmas. It’s my go-to present for teachers and my osteopath and kids of friends. I also make one for each of my children each year – I like the idea that once they leave home they will have a box of decorations to take with them that will remind them of their childhood and Christmases past, as well as form the start of their own Christmas traditions.

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Handmade Christmas Cards – Get Crafty!

10.12.2013  

Every year I make handmade Christmas Cards, and I’ve always found that the simple designs are not only quicker to churn out, they’re also much more impressive than a more cluttered look. Here are a few designs to help inspire you

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Marble Painted Christmas Baubles

01.12.2013  

We love making homemade gifts and what better than Christmas Tree Decorations. My kids had a ball making these and they look amazing. We are going to attach little gift tags and use them as teacher gifts, as well as for family and friends

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Budget Teacher Gifts – Christmas Granola Recipe

26.11.2013  

Everyone in my house LOVES this delicious granola with its Christmassy colours of green from the pistachios and red from the cranberries.  Hints of orange and scents of cinnamon really stir up festive feelings and your home will smell divine while it’s baking!

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5 Hacks For Surviving Christmas!

26.11.2013  

“I have found, over several years and many family festive seasons, that the best way to get through Christmas is to just accept it for what it is (and for what it is not)”. Here are five tips to help you not only survive, but enjoy one of a parent’s most stressful days of the year.

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Gooey Mars Bar Christmas Crackle Puddings Recipe

24.11.2013  

These mini Christmas Puddings are easy and a great option for Christmas parties or to pack in the picnic basket for Carol by Candlelight events.

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Easy DIY Christmas Gifts For Teachers And Day Carers

24.11.2013  

Our teachers put so much effort and care into teaching our children, so it’s great to find a way to say ‘Thank you’ as the year draws to a close. Here are some great ideas to choose from.

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Christmas Candy Cane Table Centrepiece

16.11.2013  

This stunning Christmas centrepiece is super easy to make and will bring a festive feel to your dinner table or hall table. You can use fresh or fake flowers.

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Santa Photo Fear – How To Avoid The Annual Meltdown!

13.11.2013  

Q&A: Tips for avoiding the meltdown during Santa photos? Or tips on warming them up to the idea to try and get a ‘happy’ shot? Dd LOVES Santa & Christmas but when she sees him in person, not so much lol. I haven’t been all that lucky with Santa photos over the years so any tips are welcome!

Gift Ideas for Grandparents

13.11.2013  

Q&A: What are some ideas for Christmas presents for grandparents?

Stocking Filler Ideas for Toddlers

13.11.2013  

Q&A: Am thinking of a stocking on the end of the bed for DD this Christmas, I don’t want food (ie chocolate) in it but also don’t want to spend too much on stocking fillers because she has an abundance of presents for under the tree already, the idea was that if she woke up before it’s time to ‘get up’ the stocking stuff would keep her in bed Just wondering what  people pop in their kids’ stockings?

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Gingerbread Cheesecake Shots – Christmas Delight!

12.11.2013  

Gingerbread always makes me think of Christmas.  The sweet aroma, crunchy texture and gentle warmth when eaten cannot easily be replaced by any other food.  The flavours meld so well with cream cheese; it makes this modern take on cheesecake work so beautifully.  Very Festive!

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Felt Christmas Tree Craft Project

12.11.2013  

Best way to stop your toddler from climbing your tree and breaking your ornaments? Get them to help you make one they can play with!

Christmas Crafts For Toddlers

Reindeer Feet Craft With Babies

07.11.2013  

This is a great craft for kids of any age to do, even babies! It makes a great present as well as a keepsake of their tiny feet.

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Christmas Tree Hand Painting For Toddlers

07.11.2013  

This is a craft the whole family can be involved in – and you can make it as big as you want!

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Christmas Strawberry And Cream Cheese Santa Recipe – Om Nom Nom

06.11.2013  

I made these Santa treats for Christmas last year and they were a real hit, I’ll make them again this year. In reality strawberries in the punnet are all different sizes so they don’t turn out looking perfect but I like that they are all unique and a little drunken 🙂

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Edible Christmas Fruit Centrepiece – Easy Wow Factor Christmas Ideas

06.11.2013  

I made this fruit centrepiece for Christmas a couple of years ago. Use cookie cutters to cut the fruit, and then toothpicks or cut skewers to pin the fruit to a polystyrene ball covered by a lettuce leaf!

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Christmas Budget – How Much Do You Spend On Kids?

28.10.2013  

Q&A: How do you choose how much to buy for your kids for Christmas? Is it a certain amount, number of presents, or something else?

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Christmas Gifts for Children’s Friends at Playgroup

28.10.2013  

I need some ideas for Christmas gifts for children’s friends at playgroup, for around $15 (all of the kids are between 17 – 19 months old).

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How does Santa bring Presents to your Little Ones? Community Ideas!

28.10.2013  

Q&A: How does Santa bring presents to your little ones? Do you have a Santa Sack? Who are the presents from? Do you leave food for Santa and the Reindeer?

Family Christmas Traditions – What Will Your Kids Remember?

25.10.2013  

Q&A: Do you have any traditions in your family? How does Santa visit your house? Does he leave sacks at the end of beds, under the tree, wrapped individually or all just in the sack, does Santa bring the 1 present & the rest from Mum & Dad or vice versa?

Quick Easy Christmas Gifts Online

13.10.2013  

Our Sale is LIVE 8pm AEDT on Tuesday, October 15 2013

Dad’s First Christmas – Help Him Celebrate!

26.06.2013  

Q&A: I want to get my husband something for Xmas that he can enjoy with our 8mo son. Any ideas? This will be DS first Xmas

Christmas Baking with the Kids – Tips, Tricks and Memories

26.06.2013  

Q&A: What Christmas baking treats do you cook with your kids? How do you get them to help?

Handmade Christmas Decorations – Budget Craft Fun!

17.12.2012  

Q&A: I’d love to make some decorations with my three year old. Any suggestions what we could make?

Christmas Healthy Eating – Yes It’s Possible!

05.12.2012  

Tips on how to avoid derailing your weight loss efforts over the festive season.

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