Gift Ideas for Exotic Pets (and their owners)

With Christmas only a week away many people like to include their pets in the festivities, and give them special gifts or treats. Which can be quite easy if you have a fluffy animal like a dog or a cat, as there are plenty of cute gift ideas on the market. However, if you have an exotic or aquatic pet, buying presents for them can get more difficult. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll know I’ve owned a few exotic pets . Namely great African land snails and a tarantula, along with an aquarium. So here […]

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Alternative gift ideas for Easter

With Easter just around the corner it’s time to think about any last minute gift ideas for your family and friends. A chocolate egg has become somewhat traditional over the years, but there are lots of alternative gift ideas for Easter that you can buy. For example, my family doesn’t have a huge sweet tooth so we’ll often look at alternatives for each other, while still keeping a Spring or foodie theme in mind. Flowers This time of year is perfect for flowers and many supermarkets offer ones with an Easter theme, from succulents with stuffed rabbits to bunches of […]

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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 […]

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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 😉 ). 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). 😊 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 £8.50 Personalised ‘Big Baking Bowl’ £34.95 I have a mixing bowl like this which […]

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