Gift Guide

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…

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…

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…

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…

Alternative Easter Gift Ideas

My name is Claire and I am a chocoholic.  Chocolate makes me happy.  You can keep your cheese and your gin.  Chocolate is my thing.  After a lot of talks about chocolate with my cousin we have concurred that it must be in the genes.  Therefore we are not responsible for our chocolate intake.  My […] Read more…

Mothers day gift

Mothers Day Gift Ideas

With Mothers Day around the corner I’ve put together a little gift guide to suit every budget.        1 Chocolates You can’t go wrong with chocolates, but why not add some luxury with something from Hotel Chocolat.  There’s something for all budgets to.  From yummy tiddly pots at £2 through to the chocolate dipping […] Read more…

Gifts for the blogger

Gifts For The Blogger In Your Life

There are so many gifts I would love for Christmas that centre around blogging.  Mainly because it is so varied.  From writing to photography there are so many gifts.  These are my top picks for gifts for the blogger in your life.  Some are fun, some are practical, but all of them would be welcome […] Read more…

Awesome Lego Party Ideas

I have a new addiction in my life.  Pinterest.  As always I am incredibly late to the party.  But I’ve been using it lots for party planning ideas.  We have just celebrated Big’s 8th birthday, Lego has been on the top of his birthday list for a good few years now, and his love of […] Read more…

Party Bag Ideas

Party Bag Ideas

One of my favourite parts of organising a kids party is the party bags.  I don’t know why but over the years I have developed a firm no tat rule!  But it can be difficult to find party bag ideas for some nicer things that won’t break the bank. My top tips for sourcing items […] Read more…

Luxury Nightwear From David Nieper

So imagine for one moment that money was no object.  You could afford the word luxury. Your wardrobe consisted of designer clothes and posh handbags.  But what about your nightwear?  You need luxury nightwear too. I happen to have a bedding set that I love.  I love it because it has a ridiculously high thread […] Read more…

graduation gift

Personalised Graduation Gift Ideas

Leaving school always feels like a long time ago, But graduating from University feels like yesterday.  I’m always surprised to when I realise how long ago it was.  17 years ago!  Which means it was actually 20 years ago that I started university.  That makes me feel ancient. Graduations are a big deal and a […] Read more…

Brilliant books for 7 year olds

Brilliant Books For 7 Year Olds

Big is a bookworm.  He devours books faster than he does ice cream. The biggest problem we have is constantly feeding his hunger with books that are appropriate and that he can read himself.  This is my guide to some of the best books for 7 year olds we have found.  They make great birthday […] Read more…

unique wedding gift ideas

Unique Wedding Gift Ideas

There are certain occasions, or people, that require a gift that is a bit different than your standard smellies and a bottle of wine.  One such occasion is certainly weddings, whether you are a guest buying for the happy couple, or the happy couple buying for their bridesmaids and groomsmen, this is my gift guide […] Read more…

Which Mother's Day Card are you

Which Mother’s Day Card Are You?

I’m really picky when it comes to sending and receiving cards.  I have definite tastes, but you need to account for the tastes of the recipient too.  It’s complicated!   So which of these Mother’s Day cards from Hallmark best describe you… The Cool Mum My superhero loving boys would probably pick this one. The […] Read more…

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