Secret Ghoul 2018

Happy Halloween! ๐ŸŽƒ Tonight I’ll be donning some vampire fangs and getting through as many horror movies as possible. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Gifts for penguin lovers

Anyone who knows me will know that I love penguins, they’re my favourite animal and I’m always greatful for penguin themed gifts this time of year (or anytime of year really ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). Here are some ideas for the penguin lover in your life, I’d love any of these myself (family take note!). Penguin bath bomb set Penguin shower gel Penguin hottie or hot water bottle Penguin jewellery, like the bangle below. Penguin Ice / Chocolate Mould Penguin Scarf, Gloves, Hat Top Trumps Penguins Penguin Kitchen Timer Penguin socks Penguin calendar or diary Penguin feed experience Many zoos and safari […]

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Gifts for Valentine’s Day | Homemade

I prefer homemade gifts for Valentine’s Day or homemade gifts mixed with some store bought items, such as hampers or gift baskets. Here are a few ideas for your Valentine (or Galentine). ๐Ÿ˜Š Hampers and gift baskets The hamper above was made for Valentine’s Day 2012 and it mostly consisted of novelty items, some chocolates and small items of clothing (socks, boxer shorts etc). As well as a “date night jar” (inspired by: Life in the greenhouse.com) and some love coupons. Date Night Jar For the date night jar I used coloured card to write down date ideas and coloured […]

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Gifts for Bakers

Ever struggle with what to get for the baker in your life? If they’re anything like me they probably already have just about every baking related thing ever invented (slight exaggeration there!). How about a hamper full of stocking fillers like baking supplies or small items of bakeware? Or a novelty gift? I’d be happy to receive something like this and often ask for flavourings or piping nozzles in my stocking. I’ve tried to cater to all budgets in my list. Bakeware. Personalised Wooden Cupcake Spoon ยฃ8.50 Personalised ‘Big Baking Bowl’ ยฃ34.95 I have a mixing bowl like this which […]

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