Gone are the days when stocking up on Xmas drinks meant a trip to France or laying down a cellar. The supermarkets have obligingly packaged up their wares into some great seasonal offers – order online and save your energy for dusting off the glassware…
Morrisons have a magnum of Menestrello Prosecco on offer for just £12. Whilst 150cl might be just a bit too much for a regular prosecco day, for Xmas lunch it might serve all the guests from the same bottle.
With just 15 sleeps to go til the big day, take the worry out of wine buying with Tesco’s mixed Entertaining Case for just £72 – with a selection of reds and whites, plus a bottle of fizz to take you through several courses and well into Boxing Day too.
Serving espresso martinis? Ocado have Smirnoff Espresso vodka on offer for a perky £13 – or martini purists might be interested in their Bombay Sapphire at the offer price of £18.
And if last year’s festivities saw a few glass breakages, Sainsbury’s have some fab champagne saucers for just £3 each…
Becky Mantin’s Nappy Grab Bags are not only super practical (and of course MMHA15 winners) but they are also half price at the moment at Amazon and Ocado.
So go and er… grab yourself a bargain!
They have also just won Gold in the childcare category of the Practical Preschool awards – this means the testers scored them 90% or above! Congrats guys!
Baking is obviously a great way to kill a bit of time in the holidays, but if your repertoire extends as far as rice crispie cups, then help is at hand by way of innovative company Sweetpea Pantry.
You can order from their range of bake-at-home mixes for biscuits, flapjacks, pancakes and pizza dough (all available from the website or from Ocado), they arrive in delightful boxes with nice clear instructions. In fact the instructions are mostly ‘mix in a bowl, maybe add a bit of honey, pop in the oven…’ so they are engaging enough for young toddlers and nothing will go drastically wrong if a bit of the mix is spilled or eaten from the bowl.
Better still your child won’t even notice how jam-packed with good stuff these products are; raw cacao, rye, flaxseed, quinoa, coconut… all unprocessed and so beneficial you’ll be fooled into thinking you are reading the menu at a posh spa.
Our SM tester writes: I honestly didn’t think my three and a half year old would be fooled by Chocolate Giggles (as it’s normally Jaffa cakes or a tantrum’ but not only did he scoff them but also said ‘Mummy these are the best things you have ever made’. I must confess, I *did* take the credit…