Top 12 Christmas Toy & Gift Predictions 2021

Top 12 Christmas Toy & Gift Predictions 2021

It’s that time of year again, the nights are drawing in and Christmas is edging closer. For anyone stuck for ideas or looking for a little bit of inspiration we have created a list of what we think will be our most popular toys and gifts this season. Our knowledgeable team are happy to help with any product queries you might have about these or any other items, please just give us a call! Here are our Top 12 Christmas…

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Pencils, Pencil Cases and Tins – Size Guide

Pencils, Pencil Cases and Tins – Size Guide

We thought it would be helpful to provide an “at a glance” guide for which of our personalised stationery fit in to our various personalised pencil cases and tins.  We’re often asked “which pencil case will I need for these pencils?” or “will these personalised pens fit in this named pencil tin?” or similar.  So in this blog article we’ll attempt to answer these questions and others regarding compatibility of our personalised stationery range.  With our huge range there is…

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Back to School

Back to School

There’s nothing quite like sending the children back to school on the first day of a new school year, tears, excitement and even relief! One way to ensure the best possible start is to make sure you are ready for the big day in plenty of time.  It’s so easy to slip into later bedtimes and easier routines during the school holidays, but to help everybody with the transition a gradual change to “school bedtime” is a great place to…

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Enjoying the Great Outdoors!

Enjoying the Great Outdoors!

There are days when you just can’t convince the kids to go outside, you know a run in the park would do everyone good but they’re just not interested!  There are ways to encourage them outside – try “I’m off for an adventure, who’s coming” – far more interesting than “Let’s go for a walk”.  If the weather is nice take a kite or a football, organise a treasure hunt – it doesn’t have to be for treasure, you could…

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Easter Treats and Gifts

Easter Treats and Gifts

Most of us enjoy chocolate eggs and sticky treats, but sometimes you want to give something a little longer lasting.  Mulberry Bush can certainly help with everything from traditional wooden toys, gifts and games to the more innovative and educational toys too! You might associate cuddly bunnies and farm animals with Easter and we have a varied selection, including some that can be personalised. Younger children love a trip to the farm and these would be an enjoyable reminder to…

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Our Top 12 Christmas Gift Ideas

Our Top 12 Christmas Gift Ideas

There has been a lot of talk about Christmas over the past few weeks and with the festive season on the horizon we thought now would be a good idea to release our Top 12 Christmas Gift Ideas. We take pride in selecting toys and gifts that are a little bit different from most retailers and our selection is based on what we think will be our customers’ favourites this season. Take a look at our selection below. Apple Tree…

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Toys for the rainy day blues

Toys for the rainy day blues

“I’m bored” – the words that all parents fear hearing!  No need for boredom with our list of ideas to fill rainy days!  Much as we love to get our children outside come rain or shine, we all need some tricks up our sleeve to entertain and relieve the boredom of being stuck indoors.  Take a look at our huge selection of games, craft activities and puzzles, we have something for all ages! Games and puzzles are a great way to…

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Toys to help understand coding

Toys to help understand coding

Coding is now on the national curriculum and taught in all schools across the UK. With many transferable skills and benefits including improving problem solving abilities, it is a great thing to encourage your child to have an interest in. Many of us however feel a little out of touch when it comes to this topic and want to support our children in learning but have no idea where to start, or how to even begin to interpret some of…

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Perfect Bedtime Routines

Perfect Bedtime Routines

Bedtime, it comes around everyday and can be a major struggle for a lot of children (or their parents). However with a good routine and setting the right calming mood it can become something that is enjoyable and cherished. To try and help, we have selected some of the toys we think will be helpful to create the perfect bedtime routine. Babies Getting a baby settled into a sleeping pattern can be one of the toughest parenting challenges. Sleeping through…

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Toy Safety Testing

Toy Safety Testing

We are often asked if our toys are safe – and understandably so when there are so many scary stories in the press about unscrupulous people selling the latest toy craze and not having it safety tested.  All toys sold in the UK must meet the standards set out in the EN71 toys safety directive; toys must be safe and fit for purpose.  Anybody manufacturing toys in the EU, importing toys into the EU, selling or distributing toys in the…

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