How do you buy your kid’s toys and games these days?

Time is so precious these days isn’t it?  I don’t know about you but I’m always on the lookout for a bargain.  I’m a stay at home Mum and money is VERY tight.

I do love looking round the shops (without Monkey if I can – so much easier!!).  I love looking at the finished article, rather than just buying on-line, but I need to save the pennies wherever I can, so I often see it on the high street and then buy it cheaper on-line.

My husband HATES this!  Coming from a long line of family retailers he says, quite rightly ‘that people like me are killing the high street’. But I’m not alone, am I?

I also find it’s a great way to show things to my parents in Spain, to give them idea’s for Monkey’s birthday and Christmas.  They can order on-line and have it delivered to me.  Likewise, I can order things for them and often get it sent straight to Spain.  Easy, cheaper, saves me and them time!

We’ve heard about a new concept coming from USA called Virtual Piggy – you can set up an online piggy bank for your kids, with purchase limits and with your approved suppliers and they can add items to a wish list etc.  You and other relatives can add funds to the account and your kids can see their savings grow and also get an understanding of how much the things they like cost! and the impact that that cost will have on their savings.  I can see this as a great idea for the future and we hope to look at it in more detail at some point soon.

So as part of my on-line buying I’ve visited The Toadstool website today, I’ve been eyeing up some Plus Plus for Monkey for some time, and decided today was the day to get ordering.  Doesn’t it look great ……

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Can’t wait for it to arrive to see what Monkey will create 🙂

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

5 thoughts on “How do you buy your kid’s toys and games these days?

  1. I like this ide of a wish type list. I think it would be great for older kids. I would love my nephews to do it as then I can get them what they want, and not what I think they might like.
    as for the ++ look forward to the review as I’m intrigued…

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