Bandai have added several new sets to their award-winning Harumika style range. Arriving just in time for Christmas, they include the ‘Pop Diva Set’, the ‘Style Studio’ and the ‘Masked Ball’. Then, of course, there is the brand-new Harumika Interior Design Range, comprising of two sets designed to thrill little girls with interior design ideas.
The Harumika Pop Diva set comprising of a mannequin, a purple dress form, two corsets for differently shaped dresses/ skirts and a selection of groovy fabrics, as well as accessories, the Pop Diva set has everything young fashion designers need to create gorgeous outfits for their pop princess. The Style Studio set contains a mannequin, a made-up dress form and varying fabrics/ accessories. It acts as the perfect carry case for the little fashionista’s belts, tools, fabrics, and so on, while doubling up as a display case for a made-up dress. The Harumika Masked Ball includes two dress forms in different colours, 10 pieces of gorgeous material and a wide selection of flower, lace, ruffle and satin accents, as well as a cut-out mask and fan. The pack’s bottom also features a cut-out mask for the proud owner of the set to wear.
The Harumika Interior Design range – Each of these two sets comprises of a floor, two walls and three interchangeable wallpapers, as well as transforming furniture accessories, six bits of material a stylus and sticker sheets. Hours of fun and play with this set!!
Suitable for budding designers from the age of 6 years up, Harumika toys do not require scissors, glue, needles or threads. All fabrics and accessories can be layered, folded and secured via a silicone strip located on the dress form’s back. Easy to pick up, the Harumika technique is simple and safe for your little fashion/ interior designer. With all materials/ accessories being reusable, these toys promise endless creative fun and are definitely good value for money
The Harumika Pop Diva set is available at an RRP of £34.99, while the Harumika Style Studio, which is now available in ‘hot pink’, can be purchased at £29.99. Both sets are available from Argos, Bandai, the Entertainer and John Lewis; Hobbycraft, Smyths and Tesco; Toys R Us, Toymaster and many other toy stores. Priced at £39.99, the Harumika Masked Ball set is a Smyth Toys Superstore exclusive. The Interior Design sets are priced at £29.99 and are available from Amazon, Harrods and Hamleys, with Boots (online), the Entertainer and Toys R Us expected to add them to their ranges fairly soon. For further information please visit http://www.bandai.co.uk.
I think we all agree buying gifts for men isn’t easy, right? Well here’s a good one - the Letts Admit One Ruled Notebook.
For me, it brings to mind going to the cinema when I was little (not quite the days of black and white films but close!) the huge red velvet curtains, the curving staircase and the snack and ticket booths. Letts have captured all these memories in a really stylish retro design, linen effect 224 page notebook. The soft, faded and slightly distressed design makes it feel authentic and is the high quality that you would expect from a trusted stationer like Letts.
Letts have been producing diaries and notebooks in the UK since 1812 and still use traditional bookbinding techniques, so it’s safe to say they really know their stuff! There is a date section on each page so this notebook can be used as a journal too. Most importantly it is very masculine and cool so would be appreciated by men of all ages. Priced at a very reasonable £6.99 it would make an ideal teachers gift or stocking filler. To purchase, please visit http://www.letts.co.uk.
There is no secret that Lindt chocolate is some of the finest in the world. But this year, we felt you might like to hear about the best Christmas offerings in their vast collection.
Countdown to Christmas with the Lindt Advent calendar
This stunning advent calendar has some of the tastiest Lindt treats hidden behind its 24 windows. Whether you enjoy Lindor mini truffles with a smooth melting filling, classic milk chocolate reindeers or Milk Chocolate snow drops, this calendar has something for you. There are 5 items included in this calendar, the other two being a milk chocolate Santa and Milk Napolitains ( a dinky milk chocolate square).
Grab yours today! Lindt Advent Calendar £5.29
A decadent treat with the Lindt Master Chocolatier Collection
For something a bit bigger, bolder and more beautiful, the NEW Master Chocolatier Collection is a unique selection of 16 delectable chocolate recipes perfected by the experts at Lindt.
With gorgeously velvety chocolates like Dark Praline, or the slightly sweeter Milk Chocolate Twirl on offer, there really is something for everyone to get their teeth into. Lindt describe it as an “exquisite medley of luxurious chocolates made using only the finest ingredients” and we have to say it really hits the spot. This is the perfect gift this Christmas, or the perfect after dinner treat.
Lindt Master Chocolatier Gift Box (large: £12.99, small £6.99). The Lindt Master Chocolatier Collection is available this Christmas in all major retailers.
Lindor Maxi Ball
Firstly, we love Lindor! If you haven’t already tried it, it is mini truffle with a creamy, smooth filling. It’s simply gorgeous. This maxi ball is brimming with over 550g of Lindor and is the perfect treat this Christmas for any chocolate fan! There is enough to share areound with this large pack, but I personally wouldn’t recommend sharing it with anyone Lindor Maxi Ball retails at roughly £14.99.
Limited edition Lindor Stracciatella
Now, as discussed, we love Lindor here at Iconic HQ. So, imagine our surprise and jubilation when these limited edition cookie and cream Lindor’s arrived! We couldn’t believe our luck. These are a wonderfully naughty way of enjoying the Lindor experience, but with a completely different taste! Might pop down to the supermarket and get some more of them tonight! Lindor Stracciatella retails at £4.59
Cute, cute and cute – oh, did I say cute!!! Oh my, these little dinky shoes are the perfect little accessory for the most precious little feet. I love them, and my beautiful daughter Nancy just loves wearing them! They are soft, utterly gorgeous and keep her feet lovley and warm, perfect for these colder days.
Bobux have launched their new gift range to go alongside their existing ‘soft sole’, ‘step up’ and ‘i-walk’ shoes. The range is called ‘new-b’ for 0-6months and provides a natural cocoon for freedom and protection for newborn feet. “Bobux believes in enhancing the natural development of a child’s foot so they are free to grow and develop as nature intended. Bobux new-b’s are ultra-soft, breathable and lightweight to allow unrestricted kicking and wiggling. Made from 100% genuine leather they’re guaranteed to be free from any potential nasties, ensuring they’re completely child safe.”
Suitable in an array of colours for boys and girls there are four adorable collections to choose from – Baby Dolly, Tutti Fruitti, Big Hitters and Icing on the Cake. They are available in three sizes (newborn, 2-4 months and 4-6 months) and they will without a doubt make the perfect gift for every newborn. I adore them and they get commented on by all my friends. These are Nancy’s first shoes and will definitely make their way into her keepsake box!
Available from independent retailers, priced at £26.00. For stockist information please visit http://www.bobux.co.uk or call 01280 701683.
Lost My Name is a unique children’s book customisable for every child. Available for both girls and boys, this truly beautiful book tells the story of a child who has lost their name and sets off on a marvellous adventure to find it. This book is captivating and will ensure a fabulous read for your child. Mummy and Daddy will really enjoy reading this and I’m sure it will warm your heart when you see the glee on your little ones face on finding their name (I know I did!!).
On their journey of discovery, the child (in my case Charlie) meets lots of wonderful and captivating creatures, who all help in the search. Each character has its own funny, surprising story, and gives the child a different letter. Charlie first creature was a Chameleon who gave him a C, secondly was a Hippo who gives him a H and so on…….My Charlie absolutely loves his book and couldn’t wait to bring it to school for story time! As each book is custom made, every name creates a new, unique, personalised tale. I love this and will highly recommend it for anyone with children as a perfect personalised gift this Christmas.
Available for £18.99 from http://www.lostmy.name.