In the Duxbury household, we love a good bag. Changing bag, suitcases, handbags, travel bags, you name it, we do a lot of research into getting the very best one. Our family is dotted around the country, so we find ourselves having to pack up and bugger off for a weekend more than most families and we’ve found that as Short Rib is getting older, he requires a little less baggage space than her used to.
So, we’ve been in the hunt for another weekend bag; one that’s big enough to fit all of our stuff in it, without it being too bulky or heavy that it becomes a chore to lug upstairs. It’s difficult, to be honest. Unless you’re in the market for a proper suitcase (which we are not!) then a lot of the market is saturated with either backpacks, or those massive oversized handbags which don’t really fit any purpose.
So, Christmas is coming.
There, I said it. You have to start coming to terms with it eventually. I’m trying to be very organised this year, given the uncertainty of my upcoming redundancy, I need to make sure I am properly prepared. That being said, I bought my first Christmas present a couple of weeks ago and to be honest, I think it’s going to be pretty hard to top these personalised cufflinks.
I absolutely love personalised presents. So when thinking about what to get for certain members of our family, I knew that for Wes’ Dad, I wanted something personalised from Short Rib. He lives in the north of Scotland, so we don’t see him very often at all. I thought it would be nice to get him something from our boy whilst he’s still super small.
A three woman band of Fiona, Greta and Jenni and they make the most AMAZING stuff which is personalised with handprints, footprints or just text of your choice. So when I stumbled across their cufflinks, I was super sold.
5. Babymoov Baby Star
I’m starting out with the most girly on the list. I’ve justified it in my head though – it suits a baby boy, not (just) a grown woman. I can get away with it if it’s ‘for Mason’.
- Transparent pocket for medicines n stuff.
- Amy liked the style. Come on now, we’ve gotta be fair.
- Large changing mat.
- It’s not massive (actually, none on my list are but this is the bag that inspired me to keep away from the ones you could store your cricket bats in – there’s loads).
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