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BRAND IN FOCUS // AMAZON.co.uk – THE BABY WISHLIST

Baby Wishlist

When it comes to a new baby, regardless of whether its your first or 5th child, you will ALWAYS need to buy new things/newborn safety products/textiles/GENERAL STUFF. Plus, there’s always something new thats come out to make life as a new parent easier too.

When we had Eli, we were pretty organised. We love a spreadsheet and we love a bit of market research as it happens too. Getting organised was a real pleasure and never, ever a chore. We spent  a lot of time researching exactly what we needed and using the spreadsheets helped keep us in check with budgets too. Once you’re into the swing of this new parenting lark, you will realise that there are more items that you simply cannot live without. You won’t know this until the baby is earth-side and understand how your baby works and what their additional needs may be. You’re learning on the job basically.

When it came to this pregnancy we were obviously excited to get organised again. We pulled out the pram and got it cleaned up. Went through all the old furniture, toys and essentials. As there is a 7 year age gap between our two children, some things we had sold, donated to charities or as we sadly found, a lot of the remaining items had actually perished (yes, you read right, we’ve actually had plastic items, electronics and textiles perish) after 5 house moves and their years in storage. Out came the old spreadsheet and we continued to add to it as we remembered all the items we really could have done with in those early weeks/months with Eli. SO many new items have launched since we had Eli in 2012; that will definitely help us and keep our little family unit afloat amongst the newborn chaos that will very soon ensue.

So? Whats this a bout a wishlist then?

WELL, stranger on the internet, I just had to share the secondary helper in all this organisation. Let me introduce you to >>>The Amazon Baby Wishlist.

Firstly, this has been great for us to keep track of what we still need to buy and what we’ve managed to get. Amazon is usually the cheapest place to find items; with the exception of individual retailer sales and promotions. We always cross-check before we buy online. But in general, Amazon.co.uk is our go-to! Its been great for budgeting too.

So? What’s so good about it then?

Well, let me talk you through how it works!

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 // CREATE YOUR WISHLIST

This is mega simple to set up with your details, including potential baby arrival date. You can have a few users who can participate in adding to the wishlist – this is helpful for when James and I are both looking at different items and can easily see what eachother has found. You can also see what has been purchased too (this is great when you’re sharing the wishlist, but I’ll get to that bit shortly).

// ADD ITEMS FROM ANY WEBSITE OR BROWSE THE AMAZON CURATED LISTS FOR RECOMMENDATIONS

The curated lists are really helpful, especially for first-time parents!

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// PLANNING ON A BABY SHOWER? OR SIMPLY WANT TO SHARE YOUR LIST?

This is a great, great tool! You can easily share the link of your wishlist with friends and family so they know *exactly* what you would like, or in our case, exactly what we NEED. This also means you’re not getting duplicate items from well-meaning gift-givers or items that you really don’t need or have the space for! Thus saving your friends and family time and money too.

 

// FINALLY, ADD ITEMS AS YOU GO AND KEEP TRACK OF EVERYTHING IN ONE PLACE

As mentioned earlier, this is great for when several users are adding to the list. Again, also useful to see what’s already been purchased – especially when you’ve shared your list with friends and family, so no duplicate items! James has a tendency to delete items from the list once purchased. But there’s no reason why you can’t leave items on the list as the status changes to “Purchased”.

And thats not all!

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FREE WELCOME GIFT
An exciting new gift is released each month, choose one and make it yours.
Claim yours here >

 

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SAVE UP TO 30%

Prepare for baby’s arrival by saving up to 30% on a wide range of baby items.

// Spend £200 to receive 10% off. Use code WISHLIST10

// Spend £500 to receive 15% off. Use code WISHLIST15

// Spend £800 to receive 20% off. Use code WISHLIST20

// Spend £1000 to receive 30% off. Use code WISHLIST30. (Prime members onlY)

 

We managed to take advantage of the 20% code above – it worked out so well – especially as we had been given gift cards too. We managed to get £800+ worth of items for £360 in the end! There are several terms and conditions to being able to take full advantage of the codes above however – so make sure you read all the details here. Our main issue when trying to checkout was the delivery, oddly. For this promotion to apply, you need to make sure you select the same delivery option for all items being shipped, for example, all items must be dispatched to you using FREE delivery or all PRIME etc.

Head to the Baby Store on Amazon.co.uk to get started! You’ll find the ‘Add to Baby Wishlist‘ button on each product page, in the right hand navigation, as I’ve highlighted for you below:

If you’re pregnant or know someone who is, please share this blog post with them. It’s honestly been so much quicker, easier and CHEAPER for us using this Amazon Baby Wishlist this time!

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For clarity, this is not a sponsored or paid post – but does contain Affiliate links.

I only shout about items that I genuinely believe in however, so be safe in the knowledge that I’m in love with this Baby Wishlist tool!

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BLACK FRIDAY & CYBER MONDAY SAVINGS

I’ve tried, I’ve really tried not to look… but to be honest, in this climate, we all need a little saving here and there, especially as we head closer to Christmas. So I’ve got a real quick round up of some of my favourite brands and the savings they’re offering this Black Friday & Cyber Monday Week(End). I will continue to add to the list below as and when I come across some good saving’s for you, so keep checking back.

Click the ‘SHOP HERE’ links to head directly to the retailer!

CLICK HERE TO SHOP // TOPSHOP
OFFER : Up to 50% off selected lines and FREE Worldwide (Standard) Shipping
ENJOY: In store & online, no code needed
EXPIRES : 27th November

CLICK HERE TO SHOP // &OTHER STORIES
OFFER : Selected savings across store and online. Plus FREE standard shipping over £120.
ENJOY: In store & online, no code needed
EXPIRES : TBC

CLICK HERE TO SHOP // HUSH
OFFER : Selected daily savings. Plus,FREE standard shipping until midnight on 27th November
Sunday 26th – £10 off over 200 styles, plus FREE Love Bracelet with every order
Monday 27th – £10 off over 200 styles, plus the chance to WIN YOUR ORDER! On the hour, every hour from 9am until midnight
ENJOY: Online, no code needed
EXPIRES : 27th November

CLICK HERE TO SHOP // ASOS
OFFER : 20% off EVERYTHING
CODE: WIN20
ENJOY: Online
EXPIRES : 28th November at 8am

CLICK HERE TO SHOP // ALLSAINTS
OFFER : 30% off EVERYTHING, no code needed
ENJOY: Online and instore
EXPIRES : Limited time only

CLICK HERE TO SHOP // RIVER ISLAND
OFFER : 20% off your order when you spend £75+, plus:
Free standard UK delivery only available on orders valued over £65. Discount automatically applied at checkout. Offer only available on riverisland.com for a limited time.
Free nominated day UK delivery only available on orders valued over £100. Discount automatically applied at checkout. Offer only available on riverisland.com for a limited time and excludes gift cards.
ENJOY: Online and instore, no code needed
EXPIRES : 23:59 27th November

CLICK HERE TO SHOP // SELFRIDGES
OFFER : Up to 20% off your order – T’s & C’s apply
ENJOY: Online and instore
CODE: SELFCCE
EXPIRES : 23:59 26th November

CLICK HERE TO SHOP // URBAN OUTFITTERS
OFFER : Up to 50% off , plus FREE (Standard) Shipping over £30
ENJOY: Online and instore, no code needed
EXPIRES : 23:59 26th November

CLICK HERE TO SHOP // MAMAS & PAPAS
OFFER : Daily savings,plus FREE (Standard) Shipping over £50
ENJOY: Online and instore, no code needed
EXPIRES : TBC

CLICK HERE TO SHOP // MANGO
OFFER : Up to 30% off Everything – T’s & C’s apply
ENJOY: Online and instore
CODE: BLACK17
EXPIRES : 23:59 26th November

CLICK HERE TO SHOP // JOHN LEWIS
OFFER : Multiple offers and discounts across the store, PLUS Price Match Promise also applicable.
ENJOY: Online and instore
EXPIRES : TBC

CLICK HERE TO SHOP // THE WHITE COMPANY
OFFER : 20% off (almost) Everything – T’s & C’s apply
ENJOY: Online and instore
CODE: AS313
EXPIRES : TBC

CLICK HERE TO SHOP // BODEN
OFFER : 30% ofF,  plus FREE (Standard) shipping – T’s & C’s apply
ENJOY: Online and instore
CODE: N6D5
EXPIRES : TBC

CLICK HERE TO SHOP // EVE – SLEEP
OFFER : £120 off your order (over £650). T’s & C’s apply
ENJOY: Online
CODE: EVEBF120 
EXPIRES : TBC

CLICK HERE TO SHOP // LA COQUETA KIDS
OFFER : 25% off the entire AW17 collection.
ENJOY: Online and instore, no code needed
EXPIRES : 27the November

CLICK HERE TO SHOP // DR MARTENS
OFFER : 30% off selected styles, plus FREE (Standard) shipping  on orders over £50
ENJOY: Online and instore, no code needed
EXPIRES : TBC

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Belle & Boo | Birthday Badge Cards.

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Mr Eli recently turned 2… and it wouldn’t have been an occasion without Belle & Boo would it!
I love Belle and Boo; you can read my previous Belle & Boo posts below>
Mr Eli’s 1st Birthday!
BRAND IN FOCUS | Belle & Boo.
Belle & Boo | Very Merry Christmas (book).

Belle & Boo recently launched their “Badge Cards” collection – a range of 8 number cards for lovely little girls and boys, complete with birth-age badge. You can shop the new collection here> Badge Cards.

Sadly, at the minute there are only 3 ages for boy’s, but I’m sure Belle & Boo will have a great response to the cards and will hopefully extend the range. The “Ellis & Easy” badge card we bought for Eli is so charming and playful. We’re big aeroplane fan’s in our house, so this card was perfect for Eli (who will also be going on a plane for the first time very soon too!). What’s more, the badge is a safety badge, so you can let your little one show off their big age without the worry of them being covered in pin-pricks!

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We love this card so much that I will be framing it and adding it to the growing collection of prints he has in his bedroom – it will fit in just nicely!

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