Elf for Christmas // Review


It’s November, hurrah.. November means I can now mention Christmas and I am so looking forward to it this year. Olly is at the age where the magic of Christmas is real and I can’t wait to help create that exciting build up for him. One way we’ll be building up the excitement is with a little friend I’ve made, introducing Elf for Christmas.

Elf for Christmas

I was recently introduced to the Elf for Christmas team at Blog On MSI and I instantly fell in love with him. The  Elf (which is available in a boy or girl variety) is more than just an elf, he brings magic into the family. We were sent the Boy Elf, the Magical Reward Kit and the book ‘Elf’s First Adventure’ to have a look at and we just love him.

I’ve not given Olly the chance to build up a loving relationship with our elf yet as I want to save it for December but Olly has met Edward the elf and knows that he’s watching what Olly is getting up to and will be back for more fun and games in December.

Edward is beautifully made from quality fabrics and is just adorable. Everything about him is fantastic, he’s got the most wonderful Christmas coloured clothes on, a cheeky face and has velcro hands that allow him to cause mischief or just ‘hang around’ with the cool kids.

Elf for Christmas

Elf for Christmas

Within the Magical Reward Kit is a collection of items for parents to use to heighten the magic. The reward kit includes nice list certificates, mini report cards, reward chart, elf stickers, an arrival letter, letter to Santa and a thank you card. The kit has been designed for families of two children but additional reward kit items are available. All the items in the kit can be personalised so you can completely bring the magic into your home. I really love the arrival letter and the mini report cards are really engaging. I think Olly will love them.
Elf for Christmas

I love how the kit aims to help promote good behaviour, Olly’s preschool have already mentioned about the Elves watching over the school children ahead of Christmas so I’ll definitely add to that and use the reward chart with the colourful stickers.

The book ‘Elf’s First Adventures’ is a magical book following the adventures of an Elf as he aims to spread Christmas fun, magic and kindness. The book is beautifully illustrated and there’s a really lovely storyline throughout the book. I cannot wait to read the story with Olly so he can have his own adventures with Edward.

Elf for Christmas

Obviously I’m only reviewing this from a parents perspective as I don’t want to ruin the magic for my three year old this Christmas but from what I’ve seen of the product and the concept of the Elf for Christmas and the Magic Reward Kit, I cannot wait to use it this December.


The Elf for Christmas and the Magical Reward Kit are available to buy for £24.99 which I think is a brilliant price for such a wonderful item. The Elf is really well made and will definitely last for many years and whilst the Magical Reward Kit will be used this Christmas, you can always re-stock the kit for next year (at additional cost available on the Elf for Christmas website).


An Elf for Christmas have offered one reader of Life According to MrsShilts an Elf and a signed copy of the book ‘Elf’s First Adventure’. All you need to do to enter is complete the widget below. The giveaway ends on Tuesday 15th November 2016 at 11:59pm.

Elf for Christmas and Book

Disclosure: I was sent the products above in exchange for an honest review. All words and images are my own.

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  • Susan Mann 02/11/2016 at 1:49 pm

    Aww he is cute xx

  • catherine bulmer 02/11/2016 at 3:24 pm

    love to win

  • Colette 02/11/2016 at 10:17 pm

    He’s so much cuter than some of the creepy Elf on a shelf toys I’ve seen over the last few years!
    Thanks for sharing your review on #TriedTested this week x

  • Plutonium Sox 03/11/2016 at 3:47 pm

    Oh I like the look of this one. I like the fact that there’s more to it than just the elf and they help you to create the magic.

  • Sarah-Jayne 11/11/2016 at 6:14 am

    What a lovely little elf! Loving the reward kit bits, great idea!

  • Laura Corrall 14/11/2016 at 8:00 pm

    I really love this. It’s really lovely tradition to create some magic and wonder before Christmas. Plus this elf is super cute!

  • Paula Cheadle 15/11/2016 at 11:17 am

    would love to win the Elf

  • Sharon sheppard 15/11/2016 at 6:40 pm

    Aww how lovely, think my little granddaughter would hug him lots x

  • Angela Pagan 15/11/2016 at 11:01 pm

    My kids would love this! I’m sure with my help he could get up to all sorts of mischief on the run up to Christmas

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