I only came across VUPbaby recently and I was very impressed. They followed me on twitter, so I decided to check them out. I spent about an hour browsing the site, thinking, oh I like that and that and that. The whole gamut of toys and accessories for babies and toddlers from nursery, to feeding to toys and gifts. Wowee!
I got in touch with them to see if they would grant us some goodies for a Christmas giveaway on Tinned Tomatoes and I was delighted when they said they would be very pleased to offer us some goodies. Cooper and I were lucky enough to receive a batch to test out ahead of time.
They sent us a green Goodbyn Original Lunchbox.
The Goodbyn Original Lunch Kit utilizes five compartments perfectly sized — and perfectly designed — to keep kids' lunches from spilling, sloshing or mixing. Sandwiches won't taste like your banana and your fresh fruit won't have biscuit crumbs in it!
I was surprised at how big it is. An adult could take their lunch to work in it, but for children the separate compartments are great for lunch and snacks to keep them going over the course of the day. An important factor for me is if a product is dishwasher safe and this box gets the thumbs up for that and it is also 100% recyclable, so it does it's bit for the environment too. The lovely little touch is that the lunchbox comes with hundreds of stickers.
The Goodbyn Original Lunchbox is £19.95.
The next gift, I am stealing for myself. I just love the feel if it and the idea behind it. It's a bowl made out of a coconut. The Bambu Coconut "Coco" Mini Bowls are really something a bit different. I know my foodie friends would love them. They are so tactile.
The Bambu Coconut "Coco" Mini Bowls are £10 each in a choice of 6 colours.
Bambu are well known for their innovative design, and this time their innovation is using their lacquering skills on basic coconut shells - turning them into stylish food-safe bowls. Each bowl is made from half a coconut shell. The coconut flesh is removed and the bowls are then cleaned and polished. The inside is finished with a durable food safe PU lacquer which means the bowls are suitable for hot and cold food.
I have left the best to last. It is a Zoo Lunchie by Skip Hop. We chose the bee, but there are other animals to choose from. Isn't that the cutest lunchbag ever?
The Skip Hop Lunchies has plenty of space for sandwiches, snacks, drinks and more. They have an insulated, wipe-clean interior that keeps food and drinks cold, plus an inside mesh pocket holds lunch money, utensils or an ice pack. They also have write on name tags inside.
The Zoo Lunchie is £14 and worth every penny. A great Christmas Gift. I would probably pop a wee teddy or toy inside before wrapping it. There should always be something in a bag or purse in my opinion, if it is a gift. You can choose from the bee, a dog, a ladybug, a monkey, a mouse, an owl and a zebra.
Disclosure Statement: I received these products free from the VUPbaby to review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.