We were delighted to be invited to visit the York Smiggle store to check out their Christmas range. If you haven't heard of Smiggle (when a smile meets a giggle), it's an Austrailian brand, specialising in fun, colourful stationery and quirky accessories. We are not that familiar with the centre of York but situated in Coney Street, the brightly coloured store is pretty hard to miss!
When we stepped inside, it was just like being in a sweet shop. There were endless shelves lined with tubs of pick and mix style goodies. The Mini Reviewers did not know where to start and, to be honest, neither did I! Not only was there a huge range of fun stationery items, there were also craft sets, bags, bottles, watches, toys and even scented paint! The Mini Reviewers got more than a little giddy... Christmas had definitely come early for these two!
I immediately started thinking of all those presents I needed to buy. I could have very easily got carried away but I managed to control myself and we concentrated on looking for some stocking filler ideas. We really were spoilt for choice but here are our top five Smiggle Stocking Stuffers for under £10:
|Our top five Smiggle Stocking Stuffers for under £10|
There are a great variety of these little eraser packs. Some are scented and there are some Christmas themed selections and even a Christmas bauble. Our favourite is this scented set because (in Izzie's words) "they are just so cute" and another little person couldn't keep his hands off them! There was also an offer on when we visited so we got two packs for £5.00.
This plush jotter is very quirky and made us all smile (even Grandma liked this one). I think I may have to go back and get this for Izzie's stocking.
There is a whole range of scented pencils but these were our favourites because they really do smell like chocolate! Perfect for chocoholics everywhere.
There is an amazing range of pencil cases but we thought this Juice Carton was a bit different and you could fit loads of Smiggle goodies inside.
Smiggle now has shops all over the UK and I do recommend popping in for the full "Smiggle experience". But if, like me, you love a late night online shop, all these goodies are also available online.
*Disclaimer: We were invited by Smiggle to visit their York store for the purpose of this review. We received a £25 voucher to spend in store. All opinions are, as always, our own.