Finding gifts that are a little bit different is always a challenge but The Brightside are a funky range of modern gifts with fun slogans that are available from Really Good, a small boutique online retailer. They sell a mix of gifts and homeware accessories and use in house designers alongside individual artists to continually create and evolve the ever growing ranges. A lot of The Brightside range centres around storage tins, always useful to keep various bits and pieces in, but these tins also look great and have fun words on the front. The range is vast and there really is a tin to suit every person or occasion so we were excited to try out some of the items aimed at children and they arrived beautifully wrapped ready for us to try them out.
Some of the tins have a small padlock and key on the front which is a fun idea that kids will enjoy especially with the “Secret stuff to hide from parents” tin. Although they may not be so keen on the “Screen time is suspended until further notice” tin but this one is a great size and perfect for locking away phones and tablets in. Some general storage tins include the “Boy Stuff” and “Girl Treasures” which are both beautifully decorated and are great to keep bits and bobs in. I like the way they use metallic colours on the tins to keep them bright and fresh looking.
There’s also a really fun, modern height chart with quirky sayings as they reach different heights. One of my little boys favourite items is the handy torch shown above, a credit card size light with LED bulbs that very cleverly lights up as you click the button on it. It also only stays on when you hold it in, so as soon as you let go it turns off – a revelation for me and my little boy who loves torches! No more endless battery supplies needed with this one and it’s also very bright so my little boy loves to use it in the den under his bed and when looking for little things around the house.
Miss M just adores the bunny rabbit Pyjama Bag, a very cute drawstring bag, perfect for taking to sleepovers to pack her pj’s in. It’s simple but has an effective silver bunny rabbit design all over that girls love and has already been to two sleepovers this year!!
Mister B loves the wooden door sign which immediately made it’s way onto his bedroom door. The money tin is perfect for all those pennies he keeps finding out and about and the super hero plasters are just the coolest thing he has seen for cuts and grazes. Each plaster has a slogan such as “Dinosaur Bite” or “Dragon Burn”.
Being away at New Year saw this back pack get it’s first outing as Mister B carefully packed it with his toys and pyjama’s and put it on his back ready to go out. He looked so cute and I just love the fun design on this bag, so different to anything you see on the high street, you can be sure he won’t get his bag mixed up with anyone elses.
One of my favourite products is the behaviour book. It’s a high quality A4 chart where you can list both good and naughty things the child has done on each day of the week. There’s a few sheets of stickers for you to use too to help encourage children to improve and brighten up the chart. Each page can be ripped off at the end of the week ready for a fresh week ahead. This will be brilliant for my children and I’ve decided to keep the sheets we use to look back on in future months to see how well they’ve done (or not!).
They also have a range of celebration cards which do not disappoint. I love all of them!! The age designs are all quirky but cute and look really lovely. Being unisex too, they can be given to anyone on their birthdays.
The top line of cards are from a different range, Showtime – How fabulous are these cards? Each come with an individual letter on the front and by pressing the button in the bottom corner, they light up! I just love these cards and think they are perfect for celebrating with and will look amazing on someone’s mantlepiece both during their birthday and as a keepsake afterwards. I’ll certainly be keeping our ones as we were lucky to be sent our initials which are just perfect!
All in all, I think The Brightside range of goods are really lovely. They have their own unique style and fun words that will appeal to everyone and you could really pick a gift out for someone of any age. Available from Really Good, I would highly recommend a visit as there are many other The Brightside gifts aimed at adults along with many other exciting ranges. You’ll be sure to find something, if not many things that catch your eye from this fresh thinking, unique retailer!
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.