Morse Toad Chocolate Puns in the Post - Review

I am the type of person who loves gift giving. I enjoy taking my time to search online for something that may be a little quirky and different and then seeing the recipient's reaction when they open their present.

I've been a follower of small business 'Morse Toad' for quite a while now on social media as I loved their personalised chocolate gifts. They have a new addition to their website - Chocolate Puns in the Post! Chocolate and comedy, who doesn't love that?!

The ordering process is very simple. You can choose from five different puns; Have a super day, Thanks a bunch, Hip hip hooray, You nailed it and I find you very appealing. With Father's Day on the horizon, I decided to opt for "Have a super day" as a gift from the children.

Once you've chosen your pun, the next step is uploading a photo. You can keep the generic image of the Morse Toad logo at no extra cost or for just £1.25, you can select your own. I chose a photograph of both the children together. On the back of the photo, you can add your own text (up to 200 characters), and as this would be a Father's Day gift I went for "To the best daddy in the universe! Lots of love Caleb and Erin xxx"

Delivery time was very quick and Morse Toad state on the website that they offer same day dispatch before 1pm so you have plenty of time to order your own gifts for Father's Day. I was also able to turn on notifications through my Facebook Messenger so I knew exactly where my item was and when to expect it.

Once it arrived, I was pleasantly surprised. I knew it would be lovely but didn't realise just how nice! The actual presentation box makes it seem very high quality to begin with and upon opening, you are greeting with your pun image - it's an actual block of chocolate!

Above the pun, you have your image on a wallet sized card with the text on the back. I absolutely love the way that Morse Toad have done this as it's something that you can always keep with you even after you've demolished your delicious chocolate!

I think these make such a lovely gift for only £8.20 if you are personalising the photo or £6.95 without.

Right now, Morse Toad have a competition running where customers can win £100 and 25 free boxes! Just pop over and enter here:

You can view the full range of gifts over on the Morse Toad website and you can also keep up to date on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

(I received this item for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.) 

Posh Paws Chewbacca Collection

Unless you live on another planet, I'm sure you're all well aware that yesterday, 25th May, the new Star Wars movie 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' was released in cinemas. The movie tells the tale of the time that young Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian.

To celebrate the release of the movie, Posh Paws have brought out a new range of Chewbacca (and other Star Wars characters) soft toys. C has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as I can remember so he was delighted to see the new range for himself.

We received:

Chewbacca plays a strong part in the Solo: A Star Wars Story movie, something which my two children are excited about as I think they see Chewie like a big cuddly teddy bear. Posh Paws have really knocked it out of the park with these toys as they are so soft and fluffy.

The 10 inch Chewbacca was instantly stolen by E, just for the cuddle factor. She may only be three years old, but having a brother and father who are so into Star Wars means that she knows the craic and shouted out "CHEWBACCA!" before snatching him and not letting anyone else get a look in.

The 8 inch plush toys of Chewbacca and Yoda are definitely C's favourites. He likes that they are that little bit smaller so he can cuddle them in bed or take them in the car on school run. Additionally, he's been making the two of them interact together in imaginative play. The fur on this 8 inch Chewbacca and the 10 inch one are very different, but still just as snuggly. 

The bag clips are great to add a bit of character and personality to your belongings and C couldn't choose which one he wanted to attach to his bag - so both Chewbacca and R2D2 have a new home. I think these would usually go on the zip but for some strange reason, C's schoolbag doesn't have a loop to attach them to on the zip so we've had to improvise.

The Posh Paws plush collection are all suitable for children aged 2+ and can be found in the characters shown here and also Stormtrooper, Porgs and Darth Vader.

On Friday 1st June, come join in with the #PoshPawsStarWars Twitter frenzy over at UKMumsTV at 1pm where we will be discussing Star Wars, the new movie, this fab range of plush toys and you can even win some for yourself!

You can find out more about the range at the Posh Paws website and keep up to date on Facebook and Twitter.

(We received these items for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

Pretend Play with the Casdon Deluxe Hetty Cleaning Trolley

We are massive fans of the Casdon brand and my youngest child, three year old E, plays with her toy washine machine and Henry Hoover on a daily basis. She loves pretend play and will always act like she's "mummy" by cleaning up her wooden kitchen, getting into her cosy coupe and telling me, "I'm just off to the shops!"

E was delighted to get her hands on the Casdon Deluxe Hetty Cleaning Trolley set - anything pink and she is in love! It is available in the red Henry style too.

The set contains:
  • Trolley
  • Mop and bucket
  • Long-handled brush
  • Handheld vacuum
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Toy detergent and spray bottles
  • Cloth
  • Paper bag

The trolley is super easy to put together - I built it and placed the stickers on the bucket, dustpan and bottles in less than 10 minutes which was great as E was very impatient and couldn't wait to get playing. 

The handheld vacuum really works, you just need to insert 3 AA batteries (not included). This is definitely E's favourite item in the set because I think she feels like she's properly helping mummy out, even though it is low suction.

It was absolutely adorable to see her pushing the little trolley around on it's wheels, coming to something which she imagined was dirty then choosing which item to clean it up with. I think it's a great little set to encourage your little one's imaginations but also to get them to like doing some real cleaning.

We have been playing with this set for just over two weeks now and I honestly thought that the cloth and paper bag wouldn't last long. With two children aged five and under, they can be quite rough, so I anticipated the cloth getting dirty beyond belief and the paper bag being ripped to shreds. They have surprised me though and they are still going strong! Although it is made of plastic, it's relatively sturdy and has coped well with my two!

The spray and detergent bottle don't actually work but I'm quite glad about that. E is happy enough pretending that she's spraying then wiping with the cloth. I just know that if I could really fill it, she'd make a huge mess!

I like that every item has it's own place so it is quite compact and can be tidied away in the corner nicely. E has even become a bit meticulous and has to have everything in its place, not choosing another cleaning item until she's put the one she's been using in its rightful place - the Cleaning Trolley is definitely doing its job and teaching her things!

The Casdon Deluxe Cleaning Trolley (both Hetty and Henry styles) retails at £25.00 and can be found at all good retailers, including Amazon. You can find out more at the Casdon website and you can keep up to date with the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

(We received this item for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.) 

Name Labels & End of Year Teacher Gifts from Stickerscape

This year is a big year for both of my children. My eldest child, C, will be finishing his first year (Primary 1) of "big school" in June, then my youngest, E, will be starting nursery at the school in September. These occasions require two necessities - an end of year gift for C's teacher and some name labels for E's clothing and belongings. Stickerscape came to my rescue.

I have been a fan of Stickerscape for quite a while now and C even had a personalised Makka Pakka wall sticker from them in his bedroom when he was a tot. I was so excited to see them keep up with the unicorn trend and introduce unicorn themed wall stickers, window stickers and name labels. The name labels had to be first choice for E starting nursery. She is obsessed with unicorns, has an abundance of unicorn toys and even socks and t-shirts with glittery ones emblazoned on them.

The unicorn name labels come in either iron on or stick on style and we received both to try out. Both of the sets have bright yellow, purple, pink, green and blue background colours. I opted for medium size for the stick on ones and beside the name you have a little unicorn themed motif, whether it be a an actual unicorn, rainbow or even a fairy castle. The mini ones that I chose for the iron on labels are a little smaller with the full name across one line (as opposed to two with the medium size) and a cute motif such as hearts, flowers or stars at the side. E loved pointing out each one and telling what they were. She couldn't wait to get them on her clothes and bag!

The stick on ones are really simple to apply, literally peel it off, ensure you are sticking it on a clean, dry surface and hey presto! We've had ours on E's schoolbag for around a week now and it's still well attached. I will be sticking them to her lunchbag and juice cup before she starts too.

The iron on ones were just as easy to attach into her little leggings. Like the stickers, these peel off too but are a little harder to remove, you place it where you want to iron it in (I went for the label) and place the iron sheet over the top - this comes with the iron on set. I put the iron over it for a matter of seconds and it was firmly stuck down - simple! Watch my video below to see it in real time.

I am the type of person who would probably prefer either a stick on label, which aren't great when it comes to clothing as they'll come off after a wash, or a good old fashioned permanent marker because I thought the iron on ones were a bit of a faff. This is totally not the case and I've been converted. They attach in seconds and are much prettier and more recognisable for E who can't yet read so she'll be able to tell which items are hers.

As well as stickers and labels, Stickerscape also have a fantastic range of teacher gifts. I really struggle with what to buy for teachers as I'm sure they have a plethora of "Best Teacher" mugs and I strive to buy something a little bit different, that they maybe wouldn't receive from anyone else. Stickerscape stock gift ideas such as bottle bags, pencil cases and notebooks - some with nice quotes and others can be personalised. 

I opted for a lovely canvas tote bag with "Essential Teacher Stuff" printed on it and "*may contain biscuits" at the bottom. I shied away from a personalised item because I know C's teacher is getting married during the summer so getting her current maiden name on a item wouldn't be worthwhile as she'd get no use out of it, and it would be a bit strange to get her something with her soon-to-be married name.

The bag comes in lots of different colours but I played it safe with a monochrome option. It measures 30 x 30 x 19cm so is relatively spacious. I love that it's a practical item that I hope she will get a lot of use out of rather than just sitting around getting looked at. The handles seem very sturdy so great for carrying lots of books and folders.

All these items are available to buy from the Stickerscape website. The name labels retail from between £7.95 to £16.00, depending on the type and amount of labels you need and the Canvas Tote Bag is £11.95. You can keep up to date with Stickerscape on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

(I received these items for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)
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