2 for £10 Gift Ideas from The Works

With Christmas looming, and many a day spent searching for presents that don’t cost a fortune, then look no further than The Works.  They have a fabulous selection of low cost gifts available, with any 2 costing just £10!  With something for everyone, children and adults, I’ve been taking a look at what’s on offer.

The worksCaptureFor adults there is a variety of things such as cookbooks, and a variety of dvd and book sets.  I’m really pleased with the Crochet dvd and book set as it’s a craft I’m keen to learn after trying it out earlier this year, and this will be perfect to learn from with simple, clear instructions.  This would make a lovely gift for a beginner to the world of crochet.

The works 4For boys, how about this fun Dinosaur Operation game.  My little boy loves dinosaurs and has been eyeing up operation style games for a while.  The dinosaur has obviously been eating things that he shouldn’t and has various tools as well as bones inside his body that need extracting as part of the game.  This would be a fun game for the family to play on Christmas day and a bargain at just £5 when bought as part of the 2 for £10 gift range.


The works 3This Build Your Own Rocket set looks like fun for boys and has a little booklet as well as a rocket parachute to make.  The booklet contains lots of ideas for rocket based ideas and experiments to make using simple things like a balloon etc I think there are plenty of ideas in here to keep boys occupied over the Christmas period and into the New Year!

The works 2One I think my daughter will love is a Crystal growing kit.  She’s loves science and experiments so I think this is a great mix of the two and something she can watch grow over a period of time.  With six crystals to grow I’m sure we’ll have windowsill full before long and they can be kept after as decorative pieces.

WP_20151211_14_38_26_ProYarn craft is a fun set for girls and my daughter does love anything needlework related.  This set allows you to make 12 fun activities using wool including pom poms, decorative wool hearts, hair for sock puppets and more.  The box also includes some googly eyes to use in some of your making projects.

I think the range of gift ideas from The Works this Christmas has a great variety and are an absolute bargain at just £5 each when bought as part of their 2 for £10 gift range. There really is something for all the family, so I’d definitely recommend checking them out either in store or online where you can get them delivered in time for Christmas.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the gift sets in order to write an honest review.


Mister Maker: Watch & Make Vol. 5 DVD – Review

Mister Maker: Watch & Make Vol. 5 DVD is the latest collection of episodes from Mister Maker released by Abbey Home Media and hasn’t failed to disappoint.  From a splattered space picture to bubble wrap pictures and crazy carnival shakers, this DVD is jam packed full of ideas and inspiration for little ones to not only to watch but to try and replicate at home themselves.

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Join in the fun with Mister Maker and his friends in his magical art studio.  Watch and make along as he transforms everyday objects into fun pieces of art!

5yr old Miss M and 2yr old Mister B are always drawn in when Mister Maker comes on the tv and can’t wait to see what he makes out of the pile of crafty objects he gets prepared on his table.  This DVD was no exception and they have watched it again and again.

The first thing that Miss M spotted to make were straw powered rockets – a very simple one minute make within one of the episodes on this new DVD.  It literally consisted of two rocket shaped pieces of paper stuck together around the edge with glue and then push a straw up between the two pieces.  The novelty with this was that if you blow through the straw, the rocket blasts off into the sky!!  Miss M kindly made Mister B a rocket too and the pair of them had much excitement blasting their rockets off around the front room keeping them occupied for the rest of the afternoon.

We really enjoyed this DVD, have watched it over and over already and even made a couple of things therefore thoroughly recommend it for pre school crafty fun!

The DVD is out now and can be purchased from all good DVD stockists.

For more information about Abbey Home Media can be found on their website or Facebook and Twitter pages.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.