Itty Bittys From Hallmark: Fun for Play and Collecting

I’ve been a Mum for over eleven years now and have seen many popular toys and games, crazes and fad come and go. Imagine my glee then when I was introduced to the Itty Bittys from Hallmark. These are not only brilliant as standalone toys but make great autumn/rainy day fun prompts and are fabulous for collecting too.

Taylor was sent six of these fab fun characters and we have had a great time with them as they may be used in so many ways.

Companions

itty bittysBeing slightly more grown-up than Taylor I’d be tempted to have the Itty Bittys as display items but then he’s 6yrs old and I’m….not. I have Funko Pop figures of my own to play with but these smaller, cuter versions of favourite Star Wars, Marvel, DC Comics and SuperHero Girls are perfect in size and style for younger children to have as favourite companions. Taylor has had a different Itty Bitty for a bedtime mini teddy (or a teddy for his teddy) every night. He’s also had one in his pocket when going for an autumn foraging adventure. These make awesome companions.

Hide and Seek

Cute and fun, Itty Bittys are great for playing games with. Our favourite is hide and seek when we take turns in hiding the characters in Taylor’s room for the other one to find. There was that one time I thought I’d be clever and hide Robin in Scooby Doo’s Mystery Machine toy and forgot all about him but Batman came to the rescue eventually and set him free.

Roleplay Toys

I’ve come across Taylor simply playing with the Itty Bittys. Yoda has been kidnapped and so the rest of the gang, led by a distraught Chewie has battled evil to find him and set him free. There’s really nothing better than watching your children come up with their own scenarios and act them out.

Missiles

These Itty Bittys are soft and fast. You can play catch with them. You can make them fly. You get the picture.

Itty Bittys as Collectables

We have six of these fab Itty Bittys and they are very much loved. We have to have more! There are so many to collect and Taylor has asked if he can use his pocket money to get some more. Who am I to refuse? These Itty Bitty things are nothing short of awesome.

From a parent’s point of view, I love these Itty Bittys. They are very well made, look great and have offered us hours of fun so far. If you’re looking for stocking fillers, collectables or just some awesome gifts for your little ones these Itty Bittys fit the bill perfectly.

 

Gift Buying Inspiration

I have three brothers and two sisters so come from a good sized family. This has always made finding inspiration for the numerous birthdays and Christmas presents …. interesting. Now we are older the majority of us are married, have or are having children and of course the numbers get bigger by the year. Looking for gifts isn’t getting easier! I have to be careful to remember what I got for who and when otherwise people get the same two years running.

I’m an internet shopper when it comes to gift buying. Yes, ideally I do like to support local businesses however we live in a rural Yorkshire town which simply doesn’t haven’t enough shops to help us find what we need all the time. The beauty of using the internet of course for gift shopping is that all of the hard work is done for you. There is no driving or travelling, no elbowing your way around or in my case trying to concentrate when you have two tired and hungry children in tow.

I like online stores that host a range of gift items such as these Yankee Candles and a load of other items; a sort of online department store where I can browse and find inspiration. I like to view a mix of items for boys and girls (or Men and Women now that we are all adults!) which has gift ideas with different price ranges. I don’t have a set price I keep to but instead like to look for something that suits the person (not as easy it sounds when you have five siblings that are so different!).

Gift buying for me can either be great fun or a really drag. I prefer to keep it fun and so sites like these which compile gift ideas for me yet don’t cost an absolute fortune or have too much of the same sort of things are ideal for me.

My question for you all today is this: Where do you go for gift inspiration? Do you have an app for that? Do you ask the recipient what they want? (We sometimes do at Christmas), are you an online browser like myself or do you have a different way of finding gift ideas?

Brothers and sisters…..if you are reading this, I like the Kipling Bags 🙂

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*Written in collaboration with the mentioned business yet true to my thoughts, feeling and experiences.

 

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