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Valentine’s Day personalised gift ideas

There is nothing like a personalised gift to say “I love You”, so with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I was pleased to get the opportunity to purchase some free gifts from Snapfish.

Now in our household, the boys don’t like being left out of any special day, so I said they could each choose something for themselves, as well as joint gift from the three of us to their Dad. Son1 decided he would like a t-shirt and he took a photo of one of his favourite characters from Super Mario on the TV screen. Once his image was uploaded to Snapfish, he added some text and a celebration border.

Snapfish personalised t-shirt

Meanwhile son2 remembered how they had both designed notebooks for Father’s Day last year and wanted to make one featuring his most loved teddy. I recommended he take his photo in portrait format, based on finding out last time that very few of the designs worked well with landscape images.

Snapfish personalised notebook

Snapfish personalised notebook

Then on to the gift for Dad. I was thinking along the lines of creating a photobook with snapshots of our favourite family memories. However I was overruled by the boys who decided he should have large fridge magnets. And that these should feature the photos they had taken rather than family shots. Do I have a sneaky feeling that Dad is only going to be the owner of the magnets for a very short time, before ownership is changed.

Snapfish personalised magnets

However they did let me take responsibility for designing a Valentine’s Day card, so I chose an image of the three of us for him on a square card. This did take some effort as there was a huge choice of almost 500 designs, which I admit that I didn’t look at them all. After looking at the first few pages, I stopped and did a search for the word “We” instead which returned 12 results. And finally I spent the last of our credit on a few extra photo prints.

Snapfish personalised Valentines card

Despatch was very prompt and everything was well packed. I was very pleased with all our items apart from one thing. Son1’s t-shirt is enormous. Not the size we ordered. And even more surprisingly, an age 12-14 size that didn’t even exist on the product order page, older than all the options available. Work that one out if you can!

Finally the prices paid. The t-shirt was £7.99, the notebook was £5.99, the magnets were £3.99 each and the card was £2.29, so all good value in my opinion.

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Disclosure.  I received a voucher to purchase items from Snapfish.  All opinions are my own.

A Spoonful of Stew in Zanzibar Zoo review and giveaway

As I don’t even have a smart phone, this is a first for me – reviewing an iBook. But since my boys are both very used to using my husband’s iPad and it is a childrens’ book, all was plain sailing. My husband downloaded a copy of the iBook “A Spoonful of Stew in Zanzibar Zoo” by Steph Caller onto his iPad. This is available on iTunes free for the iPad or iPhone, if you wish to download a copy.  It will be available on Google Play shortly, which will make it accessible on all android devices too.

Here is a brief description of the book.
The Zebras of Zanzibar Zoo are enjoying their favourite stew. But when there is only one spoonful left in the pot, who will eat it? A fun story about food, friendship, manners and sharing, with quirky illustrations and rhyming verse by debut author Steph Caller and audio narration from Johnny Carne.

My boys loved this story. First we muted it and my big boy read it to his little brother and me, although son 2 would have been capable of reading it too. Then we listened to the audio narrative. We discussed how Matilda was kind to think of little Charlie and how Butt was naughty at first.

The boys decided they wanted to do their favourite style of review – namely a video. And Steph offered to send the boys a free t-shirt each to wear in the video.

Son 1 received a green t-shirt depicting “Butt”, the naughty zebra from the story. Son 2 received a red t-shirt with a “Fingerprints” design of zebras. They are both very happy with their t-shirts. We also received a free zebra tote bag with the logo “Am I black with white stripes, or white with black stripes?”

The t-shirts are made from 100% organic cotton. They are also Earth Positive which means they are manufactured solely using renewable green energy from wind and solar power. They are totally individual as each has a unique hand-stitched zebra in the back left hand corner of the garment. They retail at £15 each in sizes to fit children age 3 – 12. The Zebrative shop also stocks clothes for babies and women. This is quite expensive for kids clothes, but worth it in my opinion when you take into account that they are Earth Positive and 100% organic.

The boys were also very excited to see that there are two more books “A Didgeridoo in Zanzibar Zoo” and “”A Game of Zung Fu in Zanzibar Zoo” plus a Game App coming soon. The App will be about The Zebras of Zanzibar Zoo and aimed at children age 2-5.

And I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition to giveaway a t-shirt courtesy of Zebrative to one lucky winner.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you can’t see the Rafflecopter box above, either click the Rafflecopter link or you may alternatively enter via my Facebook page.

I’d love to hear about your favourite children’s e-book or app.

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Disclosure.  This post is a review of products I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.