Gift ideas for men (written by men)

Is it just me or are men sometimes the hardest to buy for? When asked what they want for Christmas, birthdays or fathers day the answer is usually “nothing”, “you don’t have to get me anything” or “I need more socks”. 😅 With that in mind, I’ve asked a few of the men in my life to help with this post (thanks guys!). There is something for everyone on this list: the tech guy, the gamer, the outdoorsy type, those who build things, and guys who really do love getting socks. Gift ideas for men Portable phone charger In this Read More…

Gift ideas for self care

Christmas is a busy period for most and with it comes Christmas parties, present shopping and socialising which can make finding time to relax and unwind difficult. A self care product can be a thoughtful gift to give this time of year (or any time actually), or to treat yourself with. With that in mind, here are my favourite gift ideas for self care featuring independent sellers on Etsy. Bath / Shower products I’ve spoken before about my love of baths, I think they’re perfect to relax in after a long day, and there are plenty of bath products on Read More…

Geeky Gift ideas

Have a geek in your life? Whether they enjoy cooking, baking, need some home decor ideas or they’re a stationery addict. This list of geeky gift ideas will have something they’ll enjoy. Here I’m showcasing independent sellers and most cater to all fandoms(!). There might even be something here for you to add to your own letter to Santa. 😉 Geeky Gift ideas for Foodies Star Wars wooden spoons You can never have enough wooden spoons when it comes to cooking or baking, right? I love the cooking theme variation of this classic Star Wars quote. Dalek spoon rest Keep Read More…

Secret Ghoul 2018

Happy Halloween! 🎃 Tonight I’ll be donning some vampire fangs and getting through as many horror movies as possible. 😉 Until then I’d like to talk about Secret Ghoul, a Halloween themed “Secret Santa” and the brain child of Britt from Alternatively Speaking. I simply love the concept – Halloween is my favourite holiday afterall – and enjoyed picking out gifts for my Secret Ghoul over the past few weeks. You can catch other bloggers opening their Secret Ghoul gifts over on Twitter with the #SecretGhoul tag. My Secret Ghoul gifts My Secret Ghoul package arrived Saturday morning from Helen Read More…

Own a Moment * | Review

When it comes to buying gifts for people I go for personal or experience gifts. Something the recipient can treasure or something they can make memories with. Last month, I was contacted by the team at Own A Moment who asked if I wanted to review one of their products. Of course I said yes, based on my love of personalised gifts and knowing just who to get one for. My sister and her fiance. What is Own a Moment? Own A Moment give you the chance to gift a moment in time. No duplicates of the same time slot Read More…

Happily Rustic Photo Plaque* | Review

I love supporting independent businesses, so when Hayley of Happily Rustic posted on Twitter looking for bloggers to review one of her products, I got in touch after seeing her wonderful products on Etsy. Hayley started Happily Rustic after losing her office job due to on going health issues. She suffers from M.E./Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She lives with her husband who is very supportive of her business and their two fur babies.   Hayley says she enjoys making her products and loves seeing all the photos sent in by her customer’s. When the package arrive I was pleasantly surprised how Read More…