TV presenter, actor, and proud dad, Ben Camille, has been pretty busy hosting Malta’s most-watched tv show, the X Factor, of late. Today, however, he’s taken the time to sit down with us and talk about some of his favourite We Are Not A Shop pieces. And just in time for Christmas! Discover what he selected from our online store below!
Ben, we’re so happy to have you with us. What inspired you to pick the items you selected today?
It’s my pleasure. Well, the truth is, I’ve never really been a big fan of shopping… But, since having children, I’ve enjoyed shopping more than I ever thought possible. Their reactions make it all worth it.
To start things off, I picked this bouncing egg. My kids absolutely love eggs, so having a fake one lying around the house for them to play with (that doesn’t run the risk of breaking and making a mess) was a no brainer.
I also really like this mug – it’s just so aesthetically pleasing.
Then, I went for this bamboo straw. I’m quite the smoothie fan, so, a durable, reusable, and sustainable straw is a must for me. I also feel like paper straws can affect the taste of the smoothie or juice (maybe it’s just me?) so with this bamboo straw I can do my bit for the environment, without having to sacrifice on flavour.
When it came to these rubber ducks, I really had no choice but to get them because currently everything is “quack quack” in my house. It’s constantly “quack quack” this, and “quack quack” that from the kids; they’re obsessed.
Finally, I picked these lunch boxes because my daughter Elle has just started school, so these will come in handy for sure. Sending your kids off to school is such an emotional experience; I don’t think I was prepared. Initially, we were scared that Elle would cry when we dropped her off, but, on the contrary, she walked into the school super confidently and like she owned the place. I think I was more upset…
That’s amazing. Did you pick any items with someone specific in mind?
My children, definitely.
We know this is a tough question, but do you have a favourite item?
I like them all! I can’t choose; they’re all great in their own way.
How would you describe We Are Not A Shop to someone who doesn’t know about it?
It’s a place where you can buy unique gifts for friends and family, with the added incentive that every cent of the money you’re spending will go to charity. If you’re going to buy something anyway, you might as well contribute to a good cause while you’re at it, right?
Is there anything you would personally like to receive as a gift for yourself?
I really do like this mug!
Now, what do you like about the We Are Not A Shop concept?
I love that We Are Not a Shop aims to make a positive difference in people’s lives – that’s an amazing thing.
Would you recommend We Are Not A Shop to a friend?
For sure. It’s a thumbs up from me!
Check out Ben Camille’s weekly online show, Game On, live on his Facebook page.