Published on August 22nd, 2017 | by Michelle Roper-Shaw
Win a Gift from the Tooth Fairy
Today is National Tooth Fairy Day and so to celebrate we have a new giveaway. Two lucky winners will receive a To Keep and To Spend Tooth Fairy Box with a Lucky Silver Penny.
The legend of the mysterious tooth fairy goes back hundreds of years It is thought to originate with the Vikings. Superstitious Norsemen believed teeth brought good luck in battle. As a result, they would wear children’s teeth on strings around their necks.
However, it was not until 1927 that the first recognizable pixie like figure was seen in print in Esther Watkins Arnold’s play “The Tooth Fairy”. Today, the tooth fairy has the same mystery to children as Father Christmas and the Easter Bunny.
How Much Does the Tooth Fairy Leave Under the Pillow?
For parents, the tooth fairy can be an expensive business. In a survey about the tooth fairy, it was found that the average amount left under a child’s pillow is £2.10. This is a rise of 60p in five years.
Children in London receive the most money per tooth, £2,50 on average. Whereas, children in Newcastle only receive £1.00.
One in ten children receive £10 to £200 for a full set of 20 milk teeth. Yet, 8% of children never receive a visit from the tooth fairy.
Ironically, the most popular thing for children to spend their tooth fairy money on is, sweets.
Collectible Coins at the Post Office Shop
The Post Office Shop is your one stop shop for unique gifts, particularly for special family occasions such as births, weddings and anniversaries. If you are looking for an extra special gift for a loved one, the Royal Mint Gifting Range is just for you.
Coins make a great and memorable gift. In our Silver Proof Coin collection therefore is a fantastic range marking various national events and anniversaries, from Royal Births to the latest addition to the Beatrix Potter 150th Anniversary collection, the Beatrix Potter Tom Kitten 50p Silver Proof Coin.
Win a To Keep and To Spend Tooth Fairy Box
Everyone can remember their first visit from the tooth fairy. We excitedly placed our baby tooth under the pillow, eventually drifting off to sleep and waking up to find a shiny coin magically left in the tooth’s place beneath the pillow.
In our latest sweepstake, two lucky winners will receive this stunning To Keep and to Spend Tooth Fairy Box which includes a sterling silver 1p coin. It is presented on a velvet pouch that can placed under a child’s pillow. The stylish gift box also contains a certification and booklet. This prize has a retail value of £30.00 Inc. VAT.
Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and you’ll be automatically entered into our sweepstake.
The closing date for this competition is midnight Sunday 3rd September 2017. The lucky winner and two runners up will be selected at random and notified by email on Monday 4th September.
Best of luck everyone!