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This Plus That Equals…. 4th Birthday Gifts

This plus that equals…. 4th birthday gifts

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about what presents L got for his birthday, lucky boy and what makes great 4th birthday gifts.

xootz Balance bike in box
xootz Balance Bike

Balance Bike 

I’ll admit, L wasn’t given this on his birthday. We waited until we were home from Chessington before unveiling this. He loves it so much.

He got his balance bike from and they have a few options but we option for the xootz bike as it looks the most like a real bicycle.

Box on his green xootz balance bike
Posing with his balance bike from

It was really easy to build up and L is already getting to grips with it. It’s got a lot of life in it as you can adjust the seat and handlebar height.

It fits in the boot of the car easily and has been used a lot already. This is a great gift for a 4 year old.

Cover of Wonderbly The Birthday Thief
Wonderbly – The Birthday Thief

The Birthday Thief

We love the books from Wonderbly so obviously for his birthday we had to get him The Birthday Thief.

All personalised for him, the book tells the story of how he is getting ready for his party, when, POOF, things start to disappear. His birthday is has been stolen.

A page from The Birthday Thief
Your Birthday? Stolen?

L was straight away enthralled and really desperate to get his birthday back. You travel through several different worlds tracking it down, using his date of birth to eventually track down the thief.

Reading The Birthday Thief
Bedtime got exciting!

I loved that the story focuses on his date of birth, not his age. Making this a great birthday gift for a child of any age. It was fun and adventurous and has such a good message for kids about living life and being kind.

The Gourmet Chocolate Pizza
The Gourmet Chocolate PIzza

Chocolate Pizza

So for your birthday you must have chocolate, right? So why not go all out?

We picked out a chocolate pizza making kit from It comes with everything you need, even the pizza pan.

Chocolate pIzza Making Kit contents
So much chocolate

It was so easy to make and L had a lot of fun helping me pour the melted chocolate into the pan and decorate it with jelly beans, coloured chocolate drops and finally white chocolate shavings as the cheese.

Our Chocoate PIzza ready to be eaten

Everything was great quality and our pizza was thoroughly indulgent and delicious.

Hooded Shark Towel
Hooded Shark Towel

Shark Towel 

L is obsessed with sharks at the moment. He loves to watch videos of them and is always asking my phone what sound they make, thanks ‘OK Google’!

When we pick out gifts for him we try to make them practical as well as fun. The kid is not short on toys but we are short on space, I’m guessing most of you parents know just what I mean. came up with the goods again with this fun shark hooded towel complete with stuffed fins and giant, toothy, jaws. The jaws are important for all the munching sharks have to do according to L.

Microwaveable Minion
Microwaveable Minion, Bob

Microwaveable Minion 

Our final gift for L is actually getting a lot of use as I type this. I microwaveable Bob Minion.

I picked it because it was cute and L loves Minions. Not much more reason than that if I’m honest.

Today it has come into its own. After weeks of birthday parties, trips away and going to nursery L is exhausted and has today woken up with the worst cough.

Tucked up on the sofa
Bob is in there somewhere keeping him warm

He’s all cuddled up on the sofa next to me with his pillow and duvet and his toasty warm, lavender scented Minion. For the first time in his life he asked for a hot water bottle, something I’m not keen to give him for obvious reasons. But a nice warm from the microwave Minion has actually offered him far more comfort. The perfect gift especially for an October birthday.

L also got lots of other lovely gifts, he got some great additions to his wooden train set and the big tub of kinetic sand has proved to be a big hit too. Not to mention all the colouring, books and little toys he was treated too.

Finally, I’m linking up with #TwinklyTuesday, #Blogstravaganza, #StayClassyMama and #fortheloveofBLOG

Disclosure – I was sent samples to review and L adores them all. All opinions are my own (or his). Thank you to these great brands for helping him have a lovely day.



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11 thoughts on “This Plus That Equals…. 4th Birthday Gifts”

  1. Fab roundup! We have just done our 4 year old gift ideas blog and we have the make your own pizza too! I can’t wait to try it out. We have to wait because our youngest has a dairy allergy so it wouldn’t be fair to make and eat it infront of him! #blogstravaganza

  2. Happy Birthday, and chocolate pizza and a balance bike sounds like wonderful 4th birthday presents. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

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