Great Kids Books & Craft Supplies For Christmas

Over the last month, we’ve had a some great kids books and craft supplies for preschool and early years children sent to us that I wanted to share with you.  With Christmas coming, I thought this could help you out with some Christmas gift ideas for kids who like to read and create. ChalkOla Pens The first is ChalkOla and…

Doc McStuffins Toy Hospital Bag Set Review

For those of you not already in the know, Doc McStuffins is a six year old girl who ‘fixes’ toys, with a little help from her stuffed animal friends, Stuffy, Hallie, Lambie and Chilly. This year, Doc has been transported to McStuffinsville to become the Chief Resident of the Toy Hospital, where she and her toy friends will help toys from…

Stylish Gift Ideas For An 18 Year Old

My 18 year old son has really started to develop a sense of personal style in the last few months.  Having a girlfriend is definitely playing a part as it’s quite obvious she has a fair amount of influence over him. He has also been influenced by his recent travels.  He was lucky enough to travel to Switzerland and New York within…

The Irish Fairy Door Company Review

The Irish Fairy Door Company recently got in touch with us to see if we would like to have a fairy come and live in our home.  Now, who is going to say no to an offer like that.  It sounded like the perfect magical gift for a 3 year old girl from the very outset.

5 Gift Ideas For The Mum In Your Life

Christmas is literally only just around the corner, and if you haven’t bought any gifts yet, you’d better get cracking.  Don’t worry though, Zena’s Suitcase is here to help you out and save you trawling the web for hours or dealing with hoards of Christmas shoppers.  You knew I wouldn’t leave you hanging, right? Mums deserve to get a lovely…

Hey Duggee! Toy Review

Hey Duggee is also on my daughter’s list of favourite CBeebies shows.  She’s such a huge animal lover, Hey Duggee and the rest of the characters really appeal to her.  If you’ve not caught up with this show yet, Hey Duggee is all about the Squirrel club and is aimed at preschoolers.  It’s similar to an after school club, and reminds…

Burble Baby Review, Giveaway & Discount Offer!

Burble Baby is a Mum and Baby Gift Boutique that I am particularly fond of.  Zena’s Suitcase readers will already know that the lovely Karen from Burble Baby was my Britmums Live sponsor early this year.  It was a complete pleasure to be associated with her and her brand.  Well Karen has been in touch again, and asked if I would review a…

Baby & Toddler Charity Gift Ideas

One of the things I adored about Christmas was giving gifts.  I enjoyed writing Christmas lists and choosing what I was going to buy and what presents would suit each friend or family member.  This was before I had children.  When I had children suddenly the whole world of present buying became a very different ball game.

Pet Parade Carry Kit Review

Pet Parade Carry Kit My 3 year old has been a little bit difficult recently when she has had play dates with her friends.  She’s at that stage where she is learning all about negotiating her relationships, whilst at the same time trying to understand all the emotions she experiences.  This interesting stage has led to a few squabbles with…

Wicked Uncle Toy Review

My Little Pudding recently turned one, so when Wicked Uncle got in touch to see if we were interested in reviewing any toys, I was there like a shot.  Yes please!!  Now these guys make some pretty mighty claims, and I was pretty keen to find out if they were in fact The Worlds Best E-Toy Shop.  They weren’t someone…

Present Ideas For National Friendship Day

Did you know it’s National Friendship Day on 30th July?  Nope!  I didn’t either until the lovely people at Lands End got in touch.  They wanted to help me celebrate this important occasion, and asked me to pick a present from there collection that I would send to my blogging bestie. Now, anyone who know’s me online will know that…

8 Last Minute Gift Ideas!

We’ve all done it.  Left buying that important person a gift because we’ve a) forgot b) have no idea what to buy them or c) been so busy time has just run away with you and before you know it, it’s Christmas in less than 2 weeks!  Eek! So to help you out, here’s my quick last minute gift guide…