Website of the month: Kidore for the best bargainsJanuary 15, 2017
Hands up anyone who has spent countless hours mall trawling, with kids who don’t want to be there? How about those of you who are always on the look out for good value? And what about the people who are running low on inspiration when it comes to birthday presents and activities for keeping children out of mischief? Me too. So read on…
Things I love:
- Great ideas for making mums’ lives easier
- Supporting other women in business
- Online shopping (you can sit in your PJs and I like getting post)
- A bargain
If you agree, I strongly encourage you to click on over to Kidore, a new website started by mums like us – they’re busy, they’re savvy and they don’t want to be spending a fortune on products for children.
With clothing, stationery, gifts, toys, essentials and more on the virtual shelves, from brands including Fisher Price, Happy Jackson, and Barbie, the website is full of products that solve that last-minute present dilemma, as well as keeping your kids entertained. I also love the selection of must-have products from the likes of Tommee Tippee, with bottles, bibs and pacifiers.
The best bit? Everything. Yes, EVERYTHING is under Dhs100.
I don’t know about you, but I get Dhs100 out of the ATM and within minutes it’s disappeared on a disappointing lunch, a few bits from the supermarket that don’t actually amount to a meal, and a rubbish magazine. This way, your money is spent on something that is either super fun or actually useful. And the majority of the products are under Dhs50. Love it.
Here’s my pick of the bunch…
A musical mobile
This adorable mobile is perfect for above the cot or (top tip) above the changing table to keep your baby occupied – and still – so you can whip a new nappy on.
Happy Jackson snack boxes
I know these are meant for kids, but I want them too… This pack of four are perfect for snacks, school and picnics, with cute sayings and bright colours. They also stack inside each other for easy storage.
Tommee Tippee Explora Heat Sensing Weaning Spoons
This pack of three spoons are dishwasher and steriliser safe, as well as changing colour if your little one’s food is too hot. They’re also nice and soft for baby’s gums.
The Pacifier Thermometer from Summer Infant
So clever!!!! Before trying this gadget I spent half the time wondering where to put the thermometer and the other half trying to keep it in one place long enough for an accurate reading. There’s also a glow alert that doesn’t disturb the baby if you need to take the temperature at night.
Zimpli Smelli Gelli Baff
These best-selling sachets are a big hit with kids, transforming boring bath water into colourful goo. Simply sprinkle in the powder and watch the magic. And don’t worry – when they’ve had their fun just add the dissolver sachet and it disappears.
Playcolor Make Up Face Paints
Safe and easy to apply, these face paints come in a stick form, so getting creative is childsplay. They’re also dermatologically and microbiologically tested, free of major allergens and without parabens. This pack includes six colours and can be removed with soap and water.
Dhs45 (reduced from Dhs60)
Get your children into gardening with this charming, nostalgic tool set, which includes a kneeling mat, spade, trowel and gloves. Available in pink and blue.
The Little Prince Stamps
A must for lovers of the book (and recent film), this lovely wooden set of stamps features characters from The Little Prince, so your children can create their own story. Ink stamp included.
Printed slogan tee
‘Be bold, be brave, be you’ – a motto for everyone, I feel! This 100% cotton t-shirt is an absolute bargain, and perfect for playtime or a party.
I wish these jeans came in adult sizes… Good quality with a bit of stretch, they’ll be a real favourite.
A great choice for smartening up your little man for a wedding or special occasion, this cotton/linen mix shirt will keep him cool, even when he’s on the dancefloor…
Dhs60 (reduced from Dhs80)
The stuff of dressing up dreams, these peacock wings simply slip over the shoulders. And they’re currently on sale.
Crayola Message Bracelet Kit
A fab present for any aspiring jewellery designers, this Crayola kit comes with everything they need to make their own bracelets, with beads, strings and slogans.
Gruffalo Height Chart
Every kid loves recording their height, and this Gruffalo chart makes it even more fun. Made from thick paper, it measures 150cm, and includes magnetic markers.
Made from real wood, these cool cars are part project, part toy, with the ability to mix and match with other vehicles in the series. Kids can add wheels and windows, and customise to create their dream motor.
Princess Chime Doll
This Fisher-Price beauty is a great choice for your little one’s first doll. Soft and huggable, she also has a sweet chime inside for auditory stimulation.
Founded by mum of two Ayshwarya Chari, Kidore is all about convenience and value, with the emphasis on helping other busy mothers find quality products without the need to leave their home or desk. With items for children aged 0 to 12, and everything on the website under Dhs100, Ayshwarya’s background in e-commerce – plus her experiences as a working mother who’s short on time – has resulted in an easy to use shopping destination, full of fun.
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