3 min read · Buying Guides
Our top 10 toys for Christmas
Looking for some gifting inspiration? Check out our suggestions and tick off Christmas shopping on your list. Have a stress-free, clutter-free and waste-free Christmas this year.
3 min read · Ownership is Overrated
Guest Post: Borrowing things for your home
As part of our Ownership is Overrated series we have been chatting to the team at The Library of Things where you can now borrow things for your hobbying, cleaning, adventuring and DIY.
4 min read · Ownership is Overrated
Guest Post: Making Kids Clothes Circular
If you, like many people, have a house full of majority ‘owned’ things and would like to borrow more of the things that you only need for a short time, then you may be interested to learn about what we do at The Little Loop.
Ownership is Overrated
With the recent news that Selfridges and John Lewis have launched their rental offering, we challenge our customers to consider their buying habits.
3 min read · Whirli Updates
Working at Whirli
Every couple of months we like to give some insight into our business. A opportunity for anyone who may be interested to see how we do things.
5 min read · Whirli Updates
Changes to our subscription plans and delivery fees from 4th August 2020
We’ve made small changes to our subscription plans and delivery fees. Read on to see the changes in full detail.
3 min read · Lifestyle
Guest post: 5 ways that toy rental improves my life
Ellie is one of our lovely subscribers and she shares how Whirli has changed her life for the better.
COVID-19: Whirli is operating at normal service levels
Service levels have returned to normal with orders being dispatched within a day. Thank you to all our subscribers for your patience and support.
3 min read · Hacks
10 alternatives to getting them a pet
If your children are noticing an absence of animals during lockdown, here’s 10 ways to satisfy them without the need to get a pet.
Guest post: Indoor play ideas for the little ones
It’s day 34374 of quarantine and you’re running out of play ideas. Luckily, Innes has some fun ideas to help keep the little ones out of mischief.
4 min read · Hacks
Guest Post: Top 7 toys to make maths fun at home
Math mama is a maths teacher and an advocate for visual learning. She shares her top toys to help make learning enjoyable.
5 min read · Hacks
Guest Post: Homeplay – the best way to learn at home
Jamie Victoria is an Early Years Specialist and she shares some fun activities you can do at home with the kids.
3 min read · Toys
Top 5 family games
Who said lockdown has to be boring? Here are our top 5 family games to keep the whole family entertained.
Guest Post: 6 cloth nappy myths you thought were true
Innes is a blogger and one of our lovely subscribers. She’s busting cloth nappy myths we thought were true (but aren’t!).
Guest Post: Play and sleep
Rosey Davidson is a certified infant sleep consultant and she shares her top 5 tips to help kids unwind before bedtime.
2 min read · Toys
Top 5 educational games for 5 – 8 year olds
With today marking the first day of school closures, here are our top 5 toys and games for school aged kids.
7 min read · Whirli Updates
COVID-19: Whirli is operating as usual
Our warehouse will continue operating with occasional reduced capacity. Read on to hear more about our sterilisation process and delivery/collection services.
Top 5 costumes for World Book Day
We’ve got your back.
No more last-minute sewing or panic buying of costumes (they’ll only wear once).
Guest Post: Play with your food
Katy Salter is a food writer, editor and a lovely Whirli subscriber. She shares her top 5 fun tips to encourage her kids to try new food.
1 min read · Lifestyle
How’s the January toy explosion going?
Were your kids gifted lots of toys at Christmas? How’s the house looking now? Messy? We hear you.
Top 5 toys for healthy living
…to the start of the year at least.
Top 5 toys for December
… which you can add to your Gift list 🎄.
2 min read · Whirli Updates
Gifts that fund your Whirli subscription
Why buy brand new, when you can ask friends and family to buy your children a gift through Whirli, and fund your subscription?
Top 5 toys for November
This is the ultimate list of toys to treat your little munchkins 😉.
Top 5 toys for October
👻 Time to swap for cool halloween costumes and frightfully fun toys.
Reinventing kids’ birthday parties
Birthday parties can be exasperating, expensive and wasteful. Here’s 5 ways I reinvented the birthday party.
Top 10 toys for September
Summer is over, but aren’t you glad you don’t have to store the bulky garden toys all year round? Here’s a list of toys to swap them for.
Guest Post: Top 5 ways to be Zero Waste
Joy and Lyall run Sustainable Jungle and they share their top 5 tips and tricks to become zero waste.
Top 10 toys for August
Running out of summer holiday ideas? Here’s the best toys to keep the tots entertained.
Swifter Swaps has arrived
There is now no delay when you make a swap. Hurray! Read on to find out more about how this works.
1 min read · Parent chat
Buying children’s birthday gifts: top 5 pitfalls
Gift buying for kids can be fun and rewarding, but it can also quickly descend into a desperate and frantic search. Read our most commonly described pitfalls.
Guest Post: The importance of toys for children’s development
Kerry Payne is an Early Childhood Specialist and she discusses the research on the significance of play.
Top 10 toys for July
Want some inspiration for choosing toys? Check our our favourite toys for this month.
Guest Post: Parenting with disabilities, why I love Whirli!
Philippa Donegan is a disabled mum, wife and disability advocate. She wants to share her experiences of mothering with a disability and how Whirli has helped her and her son.
5 min read · Lifestyle
Toy Story 4: Movie review and everything you need to know before heading to the cinemas
Thinking about headed to see Toy Story 4? Check out what we thought, plus what you need to know before going, and if there are any post-credits scenes.
2 min read · Parent chat
Knowing when you’ve had a ‘Whirli moment’
The moment when you realise there’s a solution to your children’s toy clutter.
Toys we loved from our childhood
Feeling nostalgic about our favourite toys. What’s yours?
Top 10 toys for June
Is it time to swap toys? We’ve made a list of our favourite must-have toys for the kids.
5 min read · Toys
Toy Story 4: Our five favourite toys from the new movie
Are you excited for Toy Story 4? Check out our take of the best toys from the new movie. All available at Whirli!
Let’s talk about toy neglect!
Ever found that within (what feels like) mere minutes since you bought a toy, it’s tossed aside never to be played with again?
Our top 10 outdoor summer toys for May
We’re hot on the latest 2019 kids toy trends this summer and we’ve put together our top 10 must-haves for your tots.
Whirli Update: what’s new in Apr 2019
Welcome! Keep an eye out for swifter swaps, more delivery options, referrals, gifting, and new toys for the summer – all coming soon to Whirli!
Why I stopped using our much loved toy library
Toy libraries can change the way we consume toys. That we can share toys, not own them. A place where ideas, friendships and help is traded. So why on earth did I stop using one?