Mums are the Champions at Product of the Year Awards 2016

Jan 28 2016
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There’s no doubt about the power of mums as big spenders as well as decision makers when it comes to household and family products. That’s why mums are at the core of the selection process for the products nominated for the prestigious Product of the Year Awards. And that’s why for the last five years I have been part of the judging team involved in selecting the products that are put forward to the public for voting. The Product of the Year Awards 2016 took place this January and was even better than previous years. The venue was the majestic Hilton Park Lane Hotel and the entertainment was led by comedian Rory Bremner – particularly famous for his Tony Blair impersonation – and by X-Factor girl band 4th Impact.

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Top children’s toys for Christmas 2015

Dec 07 2015
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In this post you will find London Mums’ Top children’s toys for Christmas 2015.  It comes as no surprise that Disney Frozen and Star Wars hold the number one and number two spots, respectively, as the top toy properties this Christmas. Driven by the launch of new products since the beginning of the year, Frozen toy merchandise has more than doubled in sales year-to-date compared to last year with Sing-A-Long Elsa dolls as a big hit. All big retailers have published their top toy trends predictions. But the editorial team at London Mums strongly believe that this Christmas will be dominated by Disney movie-related toys. According to Argos’ research almost 90% of children’s toy boxes across the country contain toys influenced by their favourite TV shows and films, with nearly three quarters of kids across the UK (74%) wishing for at least another one underneath the Christmas tree this year. Click on the links to be redirected to the dedicated pages and reviews.

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The Ultimate London Mums Christmas Gift Guide 2015

Dec 05 2015
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When Christmas is approaching, I read lots of statistics about family spending and traditions around this festive season. Here are some of the best findings and gift ideas.

The UK will spend 2.3 billion hours preparing for the big day on 25th December. The average Brit expects to spend 37 hours preparing for Christmas: planning what to buy, shopping, wrapping gifts, writing cards and posting parcels. Women expect to spend 11 hours more than men on Christmas preparations – 42 hours vs 31 hours (survey by parcel company Doddle).
Despite the rise in online shopping making the process considerably easier and quicker, 44% of Brits still find Christmas the most stressful time of the year.

Shopaholic London Mums did not find stressful finding and reviewing these original gifts. Enjoy and tell us what your favourite pressies are below this Ultimate London Mums Christmas Gift Guide 2015.

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