I feel like it's rude to even mention it but I'm going to go ahead and let you in on a little secret: I've already starting my Christmas shopping. Disgraceful that I even had to write that word and even worse that you had to read it. But here's the thing...I've got three children and I would much prefer to make sensible, conscious decisions about presents than buy frantically come December. Financially it also works in my favour because I can make the most of sales and spend a little bit here and a little bit there.
Personally, I love a one-stop shop, especially one that values quality without sacrificing fun. Lucas Loves Cars is a long-time sponsor of Practising Simplicity and owner, Helle, has collated a beautiful range of products for little ones. She created the store when she recognised a distinct gap in the market for timeless toys of the automobile variety. "As a mum of a car crazy little boy I was always on the look out for quality car toys and I felt like I could never find what I was after. On the other hand I had everyone telling me that Lucas was a typical little boy and that their nephew/grandson/friend was car obsessed, too. And so I decided that there was a place for a cars, trucks and wheels-obsessed store," she says. Passionate about sourcing Australian brands, Helle also prioritises quality and chooses toys with a simple and timeless aesthetic. "I love toys that provide kids with something to do; they have to be interesting and colourful enough to grab their attention but also allow the freedom for them to use their imagination." Her bestselling products are practical toys that can be used in the day-to-day:
Helle is a school mum who works from home in Melbourne's inner north. A typical work day involves coffee (only one and it must be good!), updating the website, photographing stock and wrapping parcels to take to the post office. While she's happy to stock a range of reputable brands, she is looking forward to creating the products she can't find. "It's an ongoing issue for me as I can't stock the products I want to, simply because they don't exist."
Lucas Loves Cars is giving away everything pictured above - autobahn tape, plate + cutlery set and Aussie street signs - a perfect collection for the little car-lover in your life. To enter simply visit Lucas Loves Cars and leave a comment here telling me what your children would love most from the store. Competition closes Sunday 1st August at 5pm and winner will be announced shortly afterward. Best of luck!
If giveaways aren't your thing, enjoy 10% off storewide till August 3 with the code LucasSimplicity
Comments closed. Congratulations, Bel. We hope your little automobile lover adores his gifts.