A Holiday Shopping Guide For a British Expat.



This holiday season, if you or a loved one is from across the pond, then you should know what you're getting for Christmas. As a British expat myself, I know the craving for stuff from home gets too much to bear as the season goes on. Looking down the aisle of your local grocery store and seeing the paltry British section just doesn't cut it, does it?


Letters to Me, When I Grow Up


Here's another gem from Oprah's Favorite Things under $50 List: Letters to Me, When I Grow Up: Write Now, Read Later, Treasure Forever.  I adore this idea so much I wish I could go back in time and write letters to myself using the prompts in this book.  I always wanted to keep a diary, but I never had the discipline.  This genius book solves that problem, by giving young writers different prompts like: "Here are some important songs or poems I love.  I'm copying them down here so I never forget them." and "I asked my family for a few stories about when I was little, here's what they told me."

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!  If you're in America, you've probably just eaten, or are about to eat a big Thanksgiving dinner, then sit around feeling miserable for a couple of hours and then eat some more.  Maybe it was Chinese, maybe it was a lasagna, maybe the traditional turkey, maybe not.  Either way, you may be looking for something to do after dinner, and if so, you've come to the right place.

L.O.L. Surprise! BIG Surprise


Confession: I hadn't ever heard of the L.O.L. Surprise Dolls before this year.  I KNOW!  But, it's true.  Now, however, I am officially obsessed.  They have Big Sisters and Lil Sisters and Pets and Glitter Dolls and Fizzy Charms and now a Fizz Factory!  But, my favorite so far, is the brand new L.O.L. Surprise Big Surprise with 50 surprises.

Beatles Find: The Beatles Christmas Records - Out December 15th!


Just in time for Christmas, the absolute most perfect gift for any Beatles afficionado: The Christmas Records.  The silly fun, original festive Beatles Fan Club recordings will be released on 7 color vinyl records with original art work, on December 15, 2017.  Be sure to pop over to Amazon to pre-order yours today!  This is sure to be a huge hit with fans of the fab four.

Gift Idea: Steam Gift Card


Get a Gift Card to Steam
Get a gift card to Steam

Steam is a platform that has many games that are available for download and you should be sure to get your loved one, (if that's you, then you!) one of these as a gift this Christmas.

You can download the Steam client for free and browse the store for your favourite games available for download in a digital copy.

A Bear Called Paddington Returns

The Paddington statue at Paddington Station

Paddington the Bear is a favourite of children and adults alike across the world. The adventures of this little bear from deepest, darkest Peru that travelled to London have been thrilling the world for 59 years since he was created by Michael Bond in 1958.


Hatchimals CollEGGtibles


Hot toy of 2017 alert!  You may have already read about Hatchimals CollEGGtibles in our Top Toys for Christmas 2017 post, but if not, we'll catch you up to speed.  Not only did they just make it to Toys R Us Toys of the Year list, but they've been on Amazon's list of best sellers for months now.  Your kids will want them for Christmas this year, so you'd better get to buying.