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06.12.16

Gifts for Tweens {ideas 2016}

Gifts for Teens

Gifts for Tweens

– Romy is 9 1/2 now and I can see that her interests and taste are changing. This time before they become teenagers. This time where they are not children anymore… too old for toys and too young for boys… or at least not interested at all in our case.
And I love this. I love the talks we have now. Her curiosity and personality that takes more and more shape.

When your kids were small / below eight you were usually confronted with many shops, things, toys, accessories and more. Probably more than one can need and digest. And then the overwhelming kids world starts to fade. There is less and there is a little gap for these cute 9-12 years old. But there are great things!

Here is my list of great gift ideas that I would buy without a doubt for my own tween.
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02.12.16

Tipp-Kick

Tipp-Kick

Tipp-Kick! Do you know Tipp-Kick? This game existed already when I was a kid and for sure I wanted to introduce my own kids and husband to it.

Hubby is French, loves football and never saw this before. And I was so right… the game arrived, unpacked by dad and son and… addicted. Whenever they find a good moment they take it out and play.

It is a really cool table-top soccer game.

And a super Christmas gift idea!

How it works: Control the kicker figure and move the 10-sided ball around the field. And score!

Above you can see the classic set, it includes two metal players with buttons you press to make the leg kick, two keepers who dive from side to side, two plastic goals, two balls and one pitch. And a rule book.

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30.11.16

12 best gifts for Little Explorers

12 best gifts for Little Explorers

Every child loves to be outside. Run free and wild. And they all love to make things. Collecting sticks, building forts, inspecting insects and so on… the possibilities are endless once you stepped outside.

I researched a bit and found some really fun as well as helpful toys and tools to make the journey even more interesting and worth-wile. The 12 best gifts for Little Explorers!

Lets start with my finds:

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29.11.16

Advent Calendar – free printable

Advent Calendar free printable

 

 

Just two more sleeps and we can open the first doors of our Advent Calendars! I love this time of the year… the countdown to Christmas, Nikolaus that comes on the 6th, Lucia celebration here in Sweden and lots of red cheeks and gingerbread baking.

Together with my friend Claire from Craft Make Play we have this great Advent Calendar free printable for you. If you are in a hurry for a calendar this is perfect. Just print the page. Cut out the days. Colour them or leave them black&white for monochrome lovers. Stick onto 24 cute little paper bags or paper cups {or what you find at home} and fill.

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25.11.16

Wooden Toys {Gift Guide 2016}

Wooden Toys {gift guide}
Next to my big love for everything knitted, I have another very soft spot: Wooden Toys!

Well made, pure wooden toys. I shared many during the years here on Paul & Paula and I tried to find a few not so common and rather new products for this gift guide. I hope you enjoy and that I can inspire you. These toys are true keepsakes and will bring joy for years to come:
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