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Summer Gifts For Kids For All Budgets

I have one slightly ferrel child, who loves being outdoors. The other has more hermit like tendencies and would happily stay indoors all day. So much so that on beautiful sunny days I find myself turning into my mother and saying things like “It’s a beautiful day out there and you are wasting it indoors”. […] Read more…

When you’re thinking about what to purchase as a birthday gift for a person, flowers may be one of the first things that will cross your mind. However, most people would go for more expensive and luxurious gifts such as new clothes, jewelry, shoes, or perhaps mouthwatering food. Finding the perfect birthday gift for someone isn't always that easy. Due to the pressure and rush of buying the best birthday gift for a person, some may forget the very essence of why they're buying a gift in the first place. People give birthday gifts to show their appreciation towards the celebrant—or perhaps make them happier on their special day by giving them something they've been eyeing to buy for the longest time. But sometimes, you don't need to give a grand and luxurious gift to let a person know you think about and care for them. Instead, all they need is a simple yet lovely gift from you, and one of the best choices for that is flowers. Flowers As Birthday Gifts You can never go wrong with gifting someone fresh flowers. Flowers are one of the prettiest things you can give because they are naturally colorful, fragrant, and each type also comes with its own meanings for different occasions. Flowers have the power to touch people’s lives and automatically put a smile on their faces. But aside from the physical beauty of flowers and how lovely they look when arranged into a bouquet, there’s more to them that makes them perfect as birthday gifts. Here are five reasons why flower bouquets make excellent birthday gifts: You Can Easily Order Them Online As mentioned earlier, buying a birthday gift is not always easy. If you choose to buy luxurious things, you’ll need to stroll around the city, visit different stores, and go over each option you have in mind. Unfortunately, not everyone has the time to go store by store and squeeze through the crowds, not to mention, it's energy-consuming and a hassle. Thankfully, if you choose to gift them with a flower bouquet, you can easily order them online. You can check flower stores like The Bouqs and search through hundreds of flower varieties, colors, sizes, designs, and bouquet styles. All you have to do is pick the bouquet of your choice, pay for it online, and pick a date when you’ll be needing it. Best of all, you also have the option to let the company deliver the flowers to the celebrant’s office or house, making it a lovely surprise for their special day. Suitable For Any Budget Unlike buying luxurious gifts in the mall, flowers can be personalized to your preference, and of course, your budget. Flower stores can help you customize bouquets that would fit your price range without compromising the beauty of the flowers. Whether you buy a decent-looking bouquet of peonies or go for large and lavish flower arrangements of red and pink roses, both arrangements can still touch the birthday celebrant’s heart. Trigger Happiness And Other Positive Emotions If you’ve received a flower bouquet before, then you already know how flowers can quickly lift your mood, spirit, and bring happiness to your day. According to research, flowers are observed to cause immediate joy and happiness to the receiver. So, if you want to add joy to the birthday celebrant’s day, giving them a fresh and colorful bouquet can certainly make their special day even happier. Flowers Complement Other Gifts If giving one gift is already a joy for the receiver, how much more if you give them two? One of the nicest ways to surprise the birthday celebrant is by giving them two gifts that perfectly complement each other. Flowers can easily blend with other popular birthday gifts such as cakes, wines, greeting cards, chocolates, or toys. Giving them gifts paired with a beautiful flower bouquet can surely enhance the joy and happiness of the receiver. Each Flower Carries A Special Meaning One thing that is unique about flowers is their own special meaning or message. This means that you can use flowers not only to show your appreciation during their birthday but also to send your message or feelings across through your choice of flowers. For instance, if your spouse is the celebrant, you can gift them a bouquet of red roses to further express your love and care for them. If you’re gifting flowers for your best friend on their birthday, you can go for a flower bouquet filled with sunflowers, peony, or sweet peas as these flowers are associated with loyalty, happiness, and health. Wrapping Up There’s no doubt that flowers indeed make great birthday gifts. Flowers can speak a language that no other gifts can do or express. Gifting flowers for birthdays allows people to sincerely show their care and thoughtfulness for the birthday celebrant. So, put an instant smile on your loved one’s birthday and pick out the best bouquet they'll truly love.

5 Reasons Flower Bouquets Make Great Birthday Gifts

When you’re thinking about what to purchase as birthday gifts for a person, flowers may be one of the first things that will cross your mind. However, most people would go for more expensive and luxurious gifts such as new clothes, jewellery, shoes, or perhaps mouthwatering food. Finding the perfect birthday gift for someone isn’t […] Read more…

Creamy Honey Mustard Chicken from SimplyCook

I’ve been a regular SimplyCook customer for a few years now and I happily rave about them to anyone who will listen. So as I have your ears, or eyes so to speak, I wanted to tell you why I rate them so highly, and tell you about their creamy honey mustard chicken. Simplycook is […] Read more…

9 Ways to Use Photos in Your Home

If you are a similar age to me, chances are when you grew up, the photos displayed in your home were from a family photo shoot at Olan Mills in the eighties, that come the nineties make you cringe whenever you brought friends over. With photography becoming much more accessible, the options for displaying photographs […] Read more…

18 homemade letterbox hamper ideas

I love making hamper gifts for people. Collecting little bits that I see throughout the year. I think they can be a really personal and thoughtful gift, whether for an occasion or simply because. But what do we do when we can’t give that person a gift in person? We make a letterbox hamper! There […] Read more…

Creating Your Own Hamper Gifts

I love shopping, and I love a bargain. I have a cupboard in my home full of little gifts that I pick up throughout the year, ready for Christmas. At Christmas I create hamper gifts for people with all of the bits that I have collected. What I love about creating hamper gifts is that […] Read more…

Gift Ideas from Small Businesses

So many businesses have struggled due to the impact of Covid this year. Which is why I think it’s more important than ever to support small businesses where we can. This is my selection of Christmas gift ideas from small businesses. I hope you find the perfect gift for someone you love. Gifts for the […] Read more…

Stocking Fillers From Smiggle

I am a firm believer that stocking fillers should be under £5 each. But it can be a challenge to find gifts that aren’t just plastic tat in that price category. I would rather buy the kids things they can use, rather than something that clutters up the house or ends up in landfill. My […] Read more…

Five Under £5 Baker Ross

Now that the heatwave is over and the kids are no longer living in the paddling pool, I’ve been digging into the rainy day activities to keep them amused. I’m a huge fan of Baker Ross for craft stuff. Mainly because when it comes to crafts I have no idea what I am doing. I’ve […] Read more…

Strawberry Daquari Mocktail

This strawberry daquari mocktail is perfect for a heatwave. Freezing cold and full of fruity flavour. It’s a lot like a slushie drink, and being it’s non-alcoholic, it’s perfect to make for the kids too. And unlike normal slushie drinks, it won’t cost a small fortune! As well as tasting great, it’s so quick and […] Read more…

Five Under £5 – Wilko

I’m not in a hurry to venture into the city centre now the shops are open again. I’ve been to a few local shops, some of which I am now actively avoiding because the social distancing was awful. However my local Wilko have been handling things really well. They keep the number of customers in […] Read more…

Make Christmas Gifts Look More with Swizzels

I drive my husband mad in the run up to Christmas with my mantra about gifts, “It doesn’t look a lot.” We all have to work to a budget, but sometimes a gift needs something extra, finishing touches, something thoughtful. Things that make Christmas gifts look more. When Swizzels asked me to join their Christmas […] Read more…

Gifts for people around the world with Tinggly

Getting the perfect Christmas present for people can be difficult. Even more so when they live in a different country. Choosing gifts according to postage weight is very limiting! Tinggly have the solution for you. Tinggly offer experience gifts. In a time when people are rightly conscious of having too much stuff, experiences are a […] Read more…

Making life accessible with walk in showers

I was recently commissioned by Mobility Plus to give my thoughts on making life accessible with walk in showers. Having kids I don’t exactly take having a shower forgranted anymore. Having a shower long enough to shave both my legs and wash my hair without any small people interrupting to tell me they are hungry, ask about […] Read more…

My Favourite Childhood Books

I’ve always loved getting lost in a good book. And I’m loving that I now get to share my favourite childhood books with my own kids. My eldest is almost 10 and is a huge fan of anything to do with Tom Gates, Captain Underpants and books by Pamela Buttchart. He is quite happy to […] Read more…

Back to School Essentials for Parents

You’ve stocked up on the kids uniforms. You’ve got them new lunchboxes, and you’ve near on fainted at the price of school shoes. But what about you? Have you got the back to school essentials that all parents need? Organisational Essentials I’ve just done my first year with two in school and the stuff you […] Read more…

Smiggle Bargains – Five Under £5

When I was a little girl my Dad would give some money in August and I would go to ‘Rules OK’ our local stationery shop and kit myself out with a new pencil case and supplies for the new school year. And thus began my stationery addiction. Big loves Smiggle, and I can see the […] Read more…

Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Is there anything more lovely to shop for than a baby shower? Kiddies Kingdom have gifts for every budget, from prams to pacifiers! And they have all the leading brands too. So you can find the perfect gift for the littlest bundle. Here are just a few baby shower gift ideas. Blankets I had so […] Read more…

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