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Household essentials for busy parents gift guide and giveaway: Win £800 of goodies for an easier life!

We are working towards our fabulous summer countdown at the moment – a giveaway a day from the 8th July, so don’t forget to sign up to it.

But in the build up to this we have put together an amazing gift list and bundle giveaway for you all, with some of the most fabulous products for busy parents. These are some of the products for the house and kids that will make your life easier as a family, whether it’s making meals, or going out and about with the kids. All these goodies will help make days with the kids a little bit easier to manage.

We are giving away £800 of goods to make your life as a parent easier!

Our bundle of prizes from the gift list includes so many goodies – you HAVE to enter. We’ve even got a bacon toaster, chocolate flaker, and a 5-pan set for you! Check all these out:

We hope that you think that these are going to help out out MASSIVELY as a parent – we definitely do.

We will do our best to send these out, but reserve the right to change this if stock levels make things impossible. The giveaway for this wonderful prize closes on Monday 8th July at 11.59pm. Maybe after you have won you might get a little rest over the summer as life with be just that little bit easier?!?

So you know EXACTLY what you might be able to win, here are the details of all the prizes, with retail links where we can. Just scroll a little further down when you have read this and get more details on how to enter. And…

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Our household essentials for busy parents gift guide

We have a wonderful mix of products here, some of you, some for the kids, and even some that work well for the whole family. We hope you like our ideas, but do let us know of some of your essentials for busy parents in the comments section too.

Busy parents gift guide - win £800 worth of goodies!

Prestige five piece everyday straining pan set (RRP £180.00)

If you’ve got the tools – cooking for the kids is so might easier, right? The Prestige Everyday stainless steel straining set has a built in straining feature made up from a durable stainless steel exterior. The frying pan has a non-stick surface and all of them are dishwasher safe. Prestige offer a 5 year guarantee which gives peace of mind too. You can use these on any cooker type including induction hobs.

Ecocasa recyling bin set (RRP £129.99),

Recycling is a really important part of family life now; both teaching our kids about how important it is to look after our plant, and making sure we live as sustainably as we possibly can. Managing the recycling in a busy family isn’t easy though, which is why this recycling bin set is a good solution to reducing the time it takes to organise everything.

This is a stainless steel recycling bin, designed to go flat against the wall. It has three colour-coded compartments to make sorting through recyling easier. It’ll also encourage the kids to put the recycling in the right place, which deserves a gold star! 🌟

In the Haus Scan Pan frying pan (RRP £129.99)

Why do we need a frying pan to make life simpler as a parent, I hear you mutter?!? Well, this pan is perfect for parents who want to keep their children happy and healthy!

With no need for frying fats, you can cook healthy meals for your family whilst still gaining the perfect browning thanks to the pan’s frying properties. With its Stratanium coating, you no longer need to worry about which utensils you use as the solid coating will support the use of metal tools *mind blown 🤯*

You can even save time scrubbing your pans as cleaning is a lot simpler with this coating too. Just FYI – we are giving away the 26in frying pan within the list, but there are other sizes available.

Obviously there are new ways of frying out there too now, that complement this pan. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered here in our gift list with…

Lorraine Pascale Haden Air Fryer (RRP £70.00)

We are giving away one of these innovative new kitchen gadgets, perfect for the family kitchen. It is actually a Haden x Lorraine Pascale 3.6ltr Digital Air Fryer in Black and Copper; so pretty sylish too.

Air fryers allow you to fry your favourite foods with just a teaspoon of oil. This digital fryer has a pre-set menu function with touch screen controls and removable non-stick frying basket that is dishwasher safe, which makes the cleaning even easier.

Air Fryer is a perfect option for those with little time on their hands – sound familiar? It can cook healthy dishes within a few minutes making it a great addition to the kitchen for a family who is in and out trying desperately to manage meals between kids activities! How do these gadgets do it? They use hot air in order to fry, bake or roast food, by circulating hot air and using the convection process. It uses natural oil from the food that is being cooked in the air fryer in order to cook that food. So your family can enjoy healthy meals with less fat. Believe it or not, you can cook air fried salmon, chicken, sweet potato fries and even pizzas or doughnuts!

Imagine being about to cook a healthier pizza in minutes for the family… 🍕. Can you tell why this made the list?!?

I know – we just gave you a fabulous healthy option on the wish list – so naturally we are OK to give you something now that is a little less healthy, but no less fun or useful for the family….

Smart Bacon Express toaster (RRP £54.95)

Bacon is (for those that eat meat), rather scrumptious in the morning, but its a hassle for the family to get done while struggling with packing for school, finding shoes, and trying to persuade five-year olds that they DO want more than Coco Pops for breakfast…

This is a toaster – for Bacon – so makes it both easier AND more fun for the kids. What’s not to like about that?

You can cook six slices at once, and as it is vertically cooked, the fat drips off for a healthy way to cook the bacon too. It is pretty easy to clean as well, as there is a drip tray. There is even a dial so you can set your level of crispiness! 😲

Nine carriage train cake tin from NordicWare (RRP £50.00)

There is nothing that does us parents’ heads in more than a busy birthday to arrange for our kids – so how about a fabulous cake tin to make life easier then?

This train cake pan has 8 carriages and a cute engine that you can mix and match to make a perfect locomotive. With different designs, the intricate detail is baked into the cake so when you turn it out you can choose to decorate with sweets and icing or simply shake over icing sugar and your own little bit of sparkle for a stunning centrepiece at your kids’ birthday party. Or in fact, any celebration at all!

Kilner sauce press jar (RRP £40.00)

Having kids that are a little bit more reticent to eat fruit and veg doesn’t make life easy as a parent; so this fabulous sauce jar press is a bit of an unusual addition to our gift list. It is so much simple with the Sauce press to create homemade sauces and purees. And this in turn, enables us to much more easily hide fruits and vegetables in food so their children get the nutrients they need….but without all the fuss!

Family set of SIGG reusable water bottles (RRP c. £60.00)

Keeping the kids hydrating is a constant battle as a parent – nevermind worrying about yourself as well!

We know how it’s easy to pick up a bottle of water in the supermarket or station, BUT once you switch to a reusable bottle it’s just as quick and easy to refill, either at home or via the fast growing number of places to get a refill when out and about. In addition, having a funky water bottle can encourage our kids to actually take a sip as well!

In addition, taking a bottle of water out and about with you, means your family is making a contribution towards ending the environmental disaster that is single-use plastic.

These SIGG bottles are leakproof, and even suitable for carbonated drinks. They are also BPA free and ultimately recyclable at the end of their life too.

For the giveaway, we are offering an aluminium bottle each for mum and dad and 2 easy to use (no lid to drop!) kids bottles.

Packing Sorted’s brilliant Trolley Bags Ultimate Shopper Bundle (RRP £36.97),

Shopping with kids is a headache, so you NEED the ultimate shopping bundle to help make it a little more bearable, right?

Supermarket shopping with the family just became so much less trouble! Trolley Bags stay racked open at the checkout so you can use two hands to pack your shopping into. The colours of the Trolley Bags could even make the children excited to be involved in the food shop. *result*

Believe it or not, Trolley Bags are proven to save up to 40% of time spent packing at the checkout, which we all know is vital for keeping the kids happy!

Ashdene melamine kids 5-piece dinner sets (RRP c. £35.00)

When the kids are smaller, you HAVE to make sure you are serving their food off the right crockery, don’t you? Otherwise, there very well be a meltdown…

So we thought that what better way to help a busy parent, than a dinner set that any kid would be proud to eat from!

These Ashdene melamine dinner sets are nothing short of gorgeous, and you can choose which one you want to win from the Mermaids, Blast Off, Dinoroar, and Ballerina sets. Each set includes a plate, bowl, mug, fork and spoon.

Aren’t they just adorable?

Boska Choco Flaker (RRP €24.99)

Did somebody say chocolate? Our kids love a little bit of hot chocolate, or a choccy cupcake once in a while. But its a faff to make both of them – particularly the decorating! This is designed to help make it quicker.

BUT don’t be fooled by the name, it is also suitable for Parmesan cheese, nuts, cucumber and whatever you would like to try it for.

It’s a case of Flake it to Make it more likely for the kids to eat it, perhaps?!? 😂

The Choco Flaker is easy to use; you just have place the chocolate (or whatever) in the flaker and rotate the stainless steel lid. Watch as the flakes appear. Pick up the flaker, with the lid on top, and then sprinkle the flakes on top of your cake, coffee, or dessert. It IS dishwasher safe as well.

Busy parents gift guide - win £800 worth of goodies!

Oxo Tots 2-in-1 go potty(RRP £20.00)

You can’t give a list of household essentials without talking about the bathroom, can you? So for our gift list – we have chosen something that will make parents that are potty training feel a bit more in control.

The 2-in-1 go potty means that if you’re out and about as a parent, with a tot learning to use the potty, don’t need to spend time trying to find a toilet as your potty comes with you on your journey.

We so know it’s not always convenient or easy to find a loo; particularly if you are with other children and/or friends! Thanks to the disposable bag attached to it, it’s also ideal for quick clean up.

So there you have it – we’ve even covered 💩 in the gift list for you!

Busy parents gift guide - win £800 worth of goodies!

Bundle of Sistema products (RRP c. £20.00)

Lunch and lunch boxes – a source of consternation in our house most day, probably yours too. We have therefore picked products from Sistema to ease the lunchtime pain! Sistema consider themselves to be champions of reusable plastic, and their items are guaranteed to make your life simpler at lunch.  Kids will love the bright colours of the compartmentalised lunch boxes and water bottles, and now, they even have reusable straws to add to the fun of meal times!  If it helps them to eat their lunch, or even make it when they are older, its got to be a win-win!

We are giving, through the gift list:

  • Reusable straws,
  • Rectangular Lunch Stack,
  • Snack Capsule and,
  • Adventum Water bottle.
Busy parents gift guide - win £800 worth of goodies!

Enjoy lunchtime a bit better with the kids now, won’t you?

Pistachio green Huski Home reusable coffee cup (RRP £9.99)

Huski Home is a family run UK business. They have pledged to reduce environmental impact to see a changeable future. Their Eco-Friendly, biodegradable and sustainable homewares are made by utilising Mother Nature’s Waste, and we don’t mean the 💩 that us poor parents have to deal with from time to time….

The pistachio Huski Home travel cup is a great tool for us parents because it’s easy to use and transport when on the go and will keep your coffee hot and your drinks cold. We all need a coffee from time to time when we are looking after the kids, and this means we can get one whenever we need it!

It will also allow parents to set a eco-friendly example to their children.. *bonus*

The 400ml pistachio cup RRP is £9.99 and the 500ml is £11.99; we are giving away the smaller one.

Amefa Jazzy Kids cutlery set (RRP £8.00)

Our final addition to the gift list, is the final piece in the dinner jigsaw puzzle for parents; another set of cutlery! Amefa know that as smaller hands grow, their cutlery needs to grow with them.  These specially designed pieces will help them feel more confident at the table and will make mealtimes even more yummy; and so easier to manage for us all!

Jazzy Kids Cutlery offers bigger kids the chance to get involved at the table with our smaller but perfectly formed pieces of cutlery.

This set contains:

  • 1x Table Knife
  • 1x Table Fork
  • 1x Spoon

Designed specifically for children aged 7+.

Busy parents gift guide - win £800 worth of goodies!

That’s the busy parents gift list done – but how do you win ALL of this?

How to enter our household essentials for busy parents gift guide giveaway

Busy parents gift guide - win £800 worth of goodies!

We are keeping it simple – in keeping with the giveaway theme – we just want you to take a look at the gleam widget below and enter in as many ways as you can. Ideally we’d LOVE you to visit the sites of all these wonderful brands so you can see the products, and decide which ones you like best, so these are all optional entry points (where there are sites available). Do pop over to Amazon too, to see if you don’t win, whether you might like to buy the products yourself later on.

There is only one winner of this whole list – so don’t miss out and enter now!

Win Household Essentials Gift Bundle for busy parents with c. £800 of products to make lives easier!

This busy parents giveaway closes on Monday 8th July at 11.59pm. The T&Cs for this are the usual for our site. In addition, we will be sending these out one at a time, so bare with us, and allow plenty of time for them to arrive. And do warn the postie, he might need a cup of coffee afterwards 😉

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Busy parents gift guide - win £800 worth of goodies!

Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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Monday 8th of July 2019

The reusable cup, it'sgood for the environment.


Monday 8th of July 2019

The pistachio Huski Home travel cup is perfect as I drink loads of coffee and feel guilty with all the single use cups, even at work. This would be ideal.

Phillip James Davies

Monday 8th of July 2019

The "Prestige five piece everyday straining pan set", would be great to replace my ageing Aluminium Non-Stick Pans with a Stainless Steel pan set.

Natalie Gillham

Monday 8th of July 2019

I'd love the Recycling Bin, it would make recycling so much easier for me and would look perfect in my kitchen.

Emma Fox

Monday 8th of July 2019

The air fryer would be fabulous as I'm trying to get healthy and this would help

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