Shopping Made Easy With Smyth’s Toys…

Shopping Made Easy With Smyth’s Toys…

Now there is nothing more exciting than a toy shop as a child. But actually with Alice it can be my worse nightmare.

In the past when I’ve taken Alice to a toy shop with either birthday money she has received or pocket money she has saved up, she has become a bit overwhelmed with it all. It’s like there is just too much to choose from and her brain can’t cope. It would normally end up with me being frustrated that she doesn’t know what to pick and just wandering around and Alice getting upset because she just doesn’t know what to do, almost worried she is going to be the wrong thing.

But thanks to Smyth’s Toys catalogue I’ve been able to change our approach. When it arrived through the post, Alice was excited to see what it had inside.

I explained to Alice that she can go through it and circle anything she liked the looked of. Then we wold go through the list together.

Armed with her felt tip pen Alice went through marking off what was on her wish list.

With lots to choose from and split into sections it wasn’t long before Alice had decided what she would love. We went through the catalogue together and Alice showed me what she liked the look of. We discussed and I questioned a few of her choices and by the end of it, we had a wish list for Christmas and the one item that Alice wanted to go any buy now with our Smyth’s voucher.

Off we went to Smyth’s Toys….

Alice had chosen the VTech Kiddizoom Selfie Cam. She is a little girl who is following after her mummy and having a love of taking photos. I couldn’t spot the selfie cam and asked a member of staff, who was very helpful and advised it was an over the counter purchase and showed me where to go. I think they keep the more technical, items there and we were able to have a little demo of it.

Once we had purchased it, Alice couldn’t wait to try it out. It’s safe to say there has been some rather interesting photos been taken from Alice. Maybe I need to do a little post to show you them!!

The best bit was the experience. Thanks to the Smyth’s Toy catalogue Alice had already decided what she was going to buy before we arrived. This meant that there was no frustrations, no tears and just pure happiness.

Alice likes to take it out when we go on family walks and I love this photo that I captured of her taking a selfie with daddy. The natural smiles in this photo of lovely to see. I really must have a look at the memory card to see if the actual photo she took is a good one!

And of course when your big sister is at school, it means that you get to play with it too!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with Smyth’s Toys.



  1. 02/10/2017 / 08:58

    We’ve seen this and i thought I would be absolutely perfect for Evie too! I love Smyths toys they always have good offers on and such a great range in the catalogue!

  2. 02/10/2017 / 10:17

    Oh brilliant, that selfie cam looks great fun, might have to go on Libby’s Christmas list!

  3. 02/10/2017 / 23:52

    Great post – will have to take a look at Smyth’s for Lily’s Christmas presents!

  4. 03/10/2017 / 12:47

    I used to love looking through catalogues when I was younger in the run up to my birthday or Christmas. That selfie camera looks fun – bet my nephews would go wild for it

  5. 03/10/2017 / 21:40

    I always loved looking through the catalogues and making list after list when I was younger. I was actually at Smyths the other day. They had some really good deals on but I still spent an absolute fortune. But, in my defence, I have all but finished the Christmas shopping for my little girl.x

  6. Going through catalogues is definetly easier than going straight to a big store. I’m thinking my little girl would like a camera for Christmas.

  7. 04/10/2017 / 21:44

    How cute is your little one with that selfie cam? What a great idea & how lovely that she is obviously emulating you. I love seeing my youngest circling her wishlist – Reminds me of the Argos catalogue days of my youth!

  8. 05/10/2017 / 20:17

    My boys love looking through this catalogue. They might get a bit carried away with what they want but it makes life so much easier! I remember scouring catalogues as a kid and I loved it x

  9. 05/10/2017 / 22:06

    Tell Alice I get a bit like that in shops too sometimes. I might have to try that tactic! She chose a great present too after all that! 🙂

  10. 06/10/2017 / 12:43

    We bought the Vtech Kiddizoom for the my eldest’s 3rd birthday. He absolutely loves it. This looks a lot more travel friendly though, so I’ll have to take a look!

  11. 07/10/2017 / 12:00

    Ooh Eva really wants the Kiddizoom too, she’s circled it many times in the Smyths catalogue! I love Smyths, I go there every year to do the Christmas shop, thank god they have big trolleys!

  12. 07/10/2017 / 18:06

    My girls absolutely love going through the toy catalogue and ringing all the things they would love Father Christmas to bring them. Smyths is a great toy store as it still feels like it has the old fashioned magic. Mich x

  13. Susanne Remic
    09/10/2017 / 19:40

    Ah we love smiths toys! The kids have been obsessing over the catalogue recently too, makes it a lot easier to choose presents when they’ve made. Billion lists!

  14. Susanne Remic
    09/10/2017 / 19:40

    Ah we love smiths toys! The kids have been obsessing over the catalogue recently too, makes it a lot easier to choose presents when they’ve made. Billion lists!

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