July Gift Guide Feature – Summer Ready **

Are you enjoying the fabulous warm weather and sunny skies which we have had for the last 3 weeks or so? Guess this is only due after the long and cold winter which we recently experience. This month, our July Gift Guide is going to be following the summer theme. We will be sharing various gifts similar to what we did for our May Gift Guide and June Gift Guide which proved quite popular with our readers. As always this won’t be a full review but more of a gift guide with what we thought about the items, all items in this post has been reviewed except for the bread maker which is just a feature post.  So get ready as we share these summer ready  presents for July which includes Panasonic Breadmaker, Samsonite Star Wars Backpack,  Bioderma Photoderm Kid SPF 50+ Mousse & Spray, Carribean Collection – All That Jazz Nailpolish and finally the Evelyn Teething Necklace Set.  Hope you do enjoy reading the post and feel free to share this, tag your friends or leave your comments if something fancies you.

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Panasonic Breadmaker **

With the beautiful weather we are experiencing, we are sure you don’t want to be stuck in the house making bread but want to be out and about in the sun.  At the same time..the thought of taking tasty and freshly baked bread for picnics just sounds out of this world! So we are happy to share with you how you can make fresh bread without the hassle. Try the SD-ZX2522  breadmaker from Panasonic which offers 4 new menu options, including gluten-free bread, cakes, pasta and wholegrain bread.  The breadmaker looks sleek and stylish with a glass touch panel to help you set the correct programme.  You also have the option to choose three different levels of loaf size and crust colour. The machine comes with 20 pre-programmed baking option. Did you know that you could also use a bread maker to makes fresh pasta dough, cakes, compote and jams too? If you are still not convinced then did you know that it is cheaper to bake bread then buy loves in the long run. Making your own bread will also give you the control over how much sugar goes into the mixture and you can omit preservatives all together for a more healthy lifestyle.  This breadmaker is priced at £239.99. If you would like to know about the Panasonic bread makers do visit their website.

 

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Samsonite Star Wars Backpack *

The Samsonite Star Wars backpack would be a fabulous gift for any Star Wars fans aged 2 to 6 years of age and the perfect thing for little ones to bring along when they are out and about on a picnic.  The backpack comes in two sizes, we ordered the small size (33.2 x 22.3 x 15 cm) as it was perfect for our 5-year-old who is a huge Star Wars fan, you could order the medium size (43 x 34 x 17 cm) for teenagers.  The backpack is easily adjustable and is made from polyster and comes in two iconic designs which is the Darth Vader or Stormtrooper design. Our son picked the Stormtropper design and this pattern can easily be spotted from afar as it totally stands out. He loves the themed zipper puller and the padded shoulder straps felt realy comfy on him, there is also enough space for him to bring his water bottle, snack box and his favourite toys. The backpack also comes with a sternum strap which gives extra support to his back which is great when we go on walks.  We totally loved the fact that the bag is PVC free and is environmentally friendly. The bag which only weighs 0.2kg is priced at £39 and can be purchased here.

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Bioderma Photoderm Kid SPF 50+ Mousse & Spray *

If you, like us, have been out and about in the sun this last month then you know how important it is to protect yourself and especially the little ones from the strong UV Rays. Here, we share with you 2 suncream products for kids from Bioderma. The first is the Photoderm Kids SPF 50+ Spray (200ml) while the second is the Photoderm Kids SPF 50+ Sun Foam which is similar to a whipped cream mousse  (150ml) which both offers very high protection.  This suncream ticks all the boxes in terms of coverage and is really good to apply – the kids found the mousse aspect really fun, however, I also put some on and it feels nice when applying but does leave quite a greasy residue over the body. Which might not be handy in sandy situations. That being said. It has high UVA and B coverage but is not starred like other manufactures. I found that it protected the children well, but as with all sun creams its important to re-apply if you are out in the sun all day.  The spray was more like a standard sun cream to apply – this wasn’t a problem it just didn’t spread quite as far as the mousse. Again protection was fine. One thing that both creams achieved was not to react with daughters super sensitive skin, even when applying it on her face – her only comment about it was that it didn’t smell great, but in my opinion its fragrance free and quite a neutral scent. Both products are extremely water resistant and perfect for children’s delicate skin. The Photoderm Kid Spray retails for £17.50 while the Photoderm Kid Mousse retails for £14.00.

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Carribean Collection – All That Jazz Nail Polish*

The new Caribbean Collection from All That Jazz nail polish set consists of four bright and glossy summery shades consisting of Patty Cake (a playful turquoise to compliment any tan), Don’t Be a Jerky’ (your new favourite ‘go-to’ pink with the perfect amount of sheen), Caribbean Queen (a royal purple hue) and Jamaican Me Crazy (a hot pink, perfect for summer sunsets). These will definitely get you all ready for summer or your holiday to that tropical island.  We found that the nail varnish colours were so bright and vibrant in colour and fun. When applying it certain colours were quite thick and did drag a little but once we had given it a good shake it felt a little smoother.

Formulated with the latest professional technologies, providing full coverage in two effortless coats and a super quick drying time, you can expect gorgeous nails with a smooth finish to last up to seven days.  My daughter used three of the colours over miss matched on her nails and I chose to use all the colours in a sort of paint splat effect. I quite often do this but sometimes the colours mix really easily together these didn’t which was great. We would recommend using a top coat, as the nail varnish is quite satin once dry. Priced at £29.99 which is pretty pricey for four nail varnishes but its a great treat, or perfect as present for a friend, or even when you need to hint to your partner what to buy you for your birthday! Do check out their website to see what else they have there as you will be surprised by their really great selection of colours.

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Evelyn Teething Necklace Set *

These silicone teething necklace set is great for any stylish mummies who is looking for some baby proof jewellery. They are 100% non-toxic and have been designed to be safe for baby to play with or chew when teething. The necklace helps to soothe baby’s sensitive gums and it can encourage early motor skills when baby grasps this necklace.  We tested this on one year old Baby Elivia and she totally loved it, we found she was intrigued by the shapes and the design on the necklace. She was also trying to get the necklace over her neck which is great as she got to practise her fine motor skill.  The necklaces is made with strong satin cord and a breakaway safety clasp. The silicone beads are made from 100% high quality food-grade silicone which has been safety tested and free from all nasties and free from BPA, PVC, lead, Mercury, and other substance. We found that the necklace was great for babies who are teething in the front compared to the back teeth.  The attractive colours of the beads also kept Baby Elivia interested and this kept her busy for a while. It was also great that the necklace as odourless and tasteless and is made from the same material as most dummies and bottle teats. This lovely gift set is priced at £13.50 and can be purchased here.

 

You may also want to read this post : Mud and Bloom Children’s Gardening and Nature Box Review

 

* We were sent these products in return for a review. All opinions are our own.

** This is a collaborative post, image and text has been provided to us for a small fee.

60 Comments

  1. Candy
    July 8, 2018 / 4:27 pm

    The grandsons will want the Star Wars backpack of course. How cool is that. The granddaughter would love all the different color nail prolish.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 9:13 am

      So glad our gift guide has something for both your grandson and granddaughter Candy x

  2. Clare
    July 8, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    The backpack is great, my son would love that for our trip to Florida in August. Lots of great ideas here.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 9:11 am

      it would so so fabulous for your trip Clare, its spacious enough to fit all the necessities in it too

  3. July 8, 2018 / 7:28 pm

    Those nail polishes are so pretty! I love bright colors for my nails.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 9:09 am

      We love our nail polish too Emily, and these colours from All That Jazz is so bright and cheery

  4. July 8, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    The teething necklace set is adorable. Wish that had been around when my children were babies.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 9:09 am

      That was exactly our thought too Jenny, such a fabulous necklace and eye catching too for any stylish momma

  5. Ronnie
    July 8, 2018 / 7:46 pm

    Oh my gosh, I am LOVING that backpack! My son is crazy about Star Wars and it’s a perfect gift for back to school in a few months.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 9:08 am

      Its eco friendly too Ronnie with no PVC included so yes its a winner for us too!

  6. July 8, 2018 / 8:04 pm

    We have been enjoying the sun! What glorious weather it’s been. 🙂 I love our panasonic breadmachine too – makes bread making so simple!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 9:08 am

      We absolutely agree Elizabeth, the breadmaker is something which most people should have..there’s nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread

  7. July 9, 2018 / 9:30 am

    What a lovely selection of products. You just reminded me I need to get a teething necklace for my baby boy!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 9:45 am

      How wonderful LIlinha, hope you enjoy this Evelyn Necklace which is so lovely and eye catching as well.

  8. July 9, 2018 / 10:19 am

    that makes for a perfect gift list, there is something for everyone in the family. thanks for sharing it

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 10:28 am

      Your welcome Aditi, glad you enjoyed reading it

  9. July 9, 2018 / 12:58 pm

    You know, I’ve wanted a bread maker for years. I’d love to be able to make a hot fruit loaf! I didn’t know you could do pasta in them though 😮

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 1:05 pm

      Yes you can make pasta and jam as well, this bread machine is ace!

  10. Elizabeth O
    July 9, 2018 / 5:26 pm

    Ooh a summer gift guide is a real good idea. I love the breadmaker that would be a great gift indeed!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 9, 2018 / 5:37 pm

      Yes definitely, we love the breadmaker as well.

  11. July 9, 2018 / 7:30 pm

    I love my bread maker but might need to upgrade it soon – so this came just in the right time!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 10, 2018 / 8:56 am

      Fabulous Eva! Hope you do try the Panasonic Breadmaker

  12. July 10, 2018 / 5:23 am

    I need a new breadmaker and that one looks like a good one. It is definitely too hot to use the oven right now! Love the little box of nail polish too. My daughter loves her nails painted and I love all the colors. She would love it.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 10, 2018 / 8:54 am

      Absolutely, its time to get those nails polished and we are sure she would love it. The breadmaker is really good too

  13. Jan F
    July 10, 2018 / 7:30 am

    Awesome, thank You! I have to get everything!!!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 10, 2018 / 8:53 am

      Hope you do Jan, these are great products

  14. July 10, 2018 / 10:15 am

    Nice ideas there. I love the teething set. Mind you my ‘baby’ is 23 now but maybe for a friend.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 10, 2018 / 12:13 pm

      Hahaha yes, its fabulous as a gift x

  15. July 10, 2018 / 11:15 am

    Nice choices one for every member of the family 🙂

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 10, 2018 / 12:13 pm

      We love sharing gift options for the whole family

  16. Chuck
    July 10, 2018 / 2:57 pm

    Those area really great gift guide though some are quite expensive to my budget. Love this!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 10, 2018 / 8:29 pm

      Glad to hear that Chuck

  17. July 10, 2018 / 4:46 pm

    Love the look of that sun cream – I haven’t found a brand I’m particularly loyal to yet so I will look out for that. I am desperte for a breadmaker too, there’s nothing better than home made bread.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 10, 2018 / 8:28 pm

      Exactly Nichola, home made bread is the best! And we all need a good brand of suncream for sure

  18. July 10, 2018 / 4:58 pm

    I’d love a breadmaker but also I’d probably eat 2 loaves of bread a day which would be worrysome LOL

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 10, 2018 / 8:28 pm

      Hahahah, i guess its fine Tiana if the loaf is homemade and without any preservatives

  19. July 10, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    So many nice finds I’ve seen here. I like the teething beads the most because it is something I see myself as wearing. I have an 11 months who loves to bite his mama and just anything. Plus the color is just so gorgeous.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 11, 2018 / 4:11 pm

      Oh we did review that and it looks stunning and it matched most of our dress as well and it was eye catching for Baby E

  20. July 11, 2018 / 7:04 am

    Great summer gift ideas. Definitely important to wear sunscreen in this weather!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 11, 2018 / 4:10 pm

      Absolutely as the sun’s rays are so strong!

  21. July 12, 2018 / 9:50 am

    Having a bread maker can be so convenient, and they do make delicious breads. With so many other functions, like making pasta dough and even jam, this really would be a very useful piece of equipment for the kitchen.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 12, 2018 / 10:13 am

      Yes of course, nothing like freshly baked bread! We are very intrigued with the pasta making feature of the breadmaker too Katherine

  22. July 12, 2018 / 11:26 am

    The teething jewellery looks really cute! I love it. 🙂

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 12, 2018 / 1:22 pm

      Glad you like it Rachael

  23. July 12, 2018 / 2:57 pm

    Love the colours in that teething necklace

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 12, 2018 / 3:02 pm

      Thanks Jenni they are so eye catching as well x

  24. July 12, 2018 / 4:31 pm

    I wish I had not removed my acrylics from my nails cuz now I am stuck with nubs that are in bad shape. That nail polish looks amazing!! I love the bright colors. I might have to add them to my collection anyway and save them for next summer.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 12, 2018 / 8:55 pm

      Yes you need to Tizzy, hopefully your nails are healed by then

  25. Jemma
    July 13, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    So many lovely products. I love the teething products. So nice to see something a bit different.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 4:44 pm

      Yes definitely, any new mum would look stunning wearing that necklace

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 4:44 pm

      Yes the backpack is a hit in our household, who does not love Star Wars!

  26. July 13, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    I want that backpack! For me, not the kids! We are all huge Star Wars fans in this family and Samsonite is a reliable brand.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 9:09 pm

      Hahah oh yes! You can order a larger sized one and we are sure it would fit you perfectly! Yes Samsonite is a great brand indeed!

  27. Helen
    July 13, 2018 / 8:59 pm

    These are great gift ideas. I would love a bread maker, I can just imagine the smell of fresh bread baking in the kitchen. The All That Jazz collection looks really pretty, great summer colours.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 13, 2018 / 9:05 pm

      Thanks Helen we love both the breadmaker as well as the nail polish too

  28. July 16, 2018 / 5:16 pm

    Love the look of those nail polishes! I will have to look out for them 🙂

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 17, 2018 / 2:53 pm

      Yes please do x

  29. July 19, 2018 / 8:15 am

    I love those nail polish colours! I hadn’t heard of the brand before either!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 19, 2018 / 3:15 pm

      Glad you like them Carly x

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