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My Pocket Money Toy & Giveaway – Plus Winners Announced

I dream about being that mother who remembers to give their children their pocket money on a Saturday morning and then we waddle off to the shops to choose something, most likely educational and great quality that my child doesn’t put down as soon as we get home…  Reality, when I remember, I chuck them the change that is floating around in the bottom of my bag and we rush to Londis  in between football and lunch to buy sweets or Match Attax!!

However, if things rings true, I bring you My Pocket Money Toy.


Shirley is a mummy who has made a move from Financial Crime & Risk to children’s toys! She has just launched a new subscription box for children called My Pocket Money Toy.

The monthly box will be filled with 2-3 quality, durable, fun (and often educational/STEM) toys every month. In the first box, the child will receive an old fashioned style stamp book, a new toy sicker stamp each month (children can collect stamps for a free toy) and a themed colouring insert.


My idea has grown out of two main problems that I have faced as a mother. The first problem is a lack of time and the second problem is the increasing lack of availability of good toys.


Her son Alasdair is now 7 and his life is packed at the weekend with tennis, swimming and skiing as well as parties and play dates throw in from time to time. We all know that feeling of not having enough time.


If we factor in shopping, caring for ageing grandparents and spending quality family time together, we quickly find researching and finding good toys just falls off the list of things to do! I hope my box will fill a need and create some quality family time playing with toys and games in the box.


She is delighted to be working with great companies such as Brainbox (The Green Board Game Co), Brainstorm, Galt, Orchard Toys, Keycraft, Mibo, Rachel Ellen, Gibsons, Melissa and Doug, POM, Wicked Toys. The list keeps growing and will continue to grow as she researches, sources and tests the best toys.


How does it work?

Choose 1 from each category below.

3 Age Ranges –

  • 3-5 years
  • 6-7 years
  • 8-10 years


  • Boy
  • Girl
  • Gender Neutral

4 Types of Package

  • One-off box (perfect for Easter, Holidays or Birthdays)
  • 3 month subscription
  • 6 month subscription
  • 1 year subscription.

If indicated as a birthday gift, she will include a bespoke (oohKatieQ) birthday cards.


Shirley very kindly sent us two boxes, 1 for my eldest (6-7, boy) and one for my second son (3-5 box). She also included a little box for my 2 year old as she didn’t want her to feel left out!!


I can genuinely say the presentation and of the toys was beautiful The box arrived with the toys individually wrapped and swathed in green tissue paper.


Many of the toys were new to me – a mix of educational and fun. The quality was at the top end and none of the goodies were disposable!


My oldest loved his so much, he carefully put everything back in the box and squirrelled it up to his room.



I urge you to head over to My Pocket Money Toy to set up your subscription and also if you are looking for a present for child that you need to post – you won’t be disappointed!



To win a 3 Month Subscription for a box of your choosing, head over to Instagram.



Pack of Time Tokens

Selina Ridsdale

Charlie Tattersal

Hollyhock Home Rabbit Bag 

Suzi Lloyd

The Little Art Collection Butterfly Swaddle 

Samantha Milner

Kiddiewinkles Grey Star Laundry Basket 

Mira Da Silva

Four Fairies & a Prince Ebbe Fleece 

Laura Thomas (On Instagram)

Congratulations! I will be in touch to organise delivery xx




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