The perfect gift from Parrot Print


Back in March my daughter jetted off to New York with her boyfriend. They had been together for about 5 years and Abbey had pretty much given up hope of him proposing, so when we found out that he popped the question in Central Park, we were over the moon. Finding the perfect engagement gift can be tricky and as they bought and moved into their flat last year, we had pretty much exhausted practical gifts ideas for the home.… Continue Reading “The perfect gift from Parrot Print”

“Thank You Teacher” – Gift Ideas for the end of term

Lily O'Briens Chocolates

It is fast approaching the middle of June, which means that the kids only have a month left at school before the six week break for the summer holidays. One thing that has become part of the end of term over the last few years are “thank you” gifts for teachers, as a small token of gratitude for their hard work over the year. There are many types of gifts to choose, from personal pocket money gifts chosen by the… Continue Reading ““Thank You Teacher” – Gift Ideas for the end of term”

New Friends Gift Ideas from Pyramid International

Pyramid Intl Friends

Back in the 1990’s I was a huge fan of the hit sitcom Friends, which followed the merry misadventures of six 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan. In a world before TV streaming services, I would make sure I was home for the latest episode, but thankfully now it is a bit easier to watch as the entire series is available to watch on Netflix. Friends is still as popular today… Continue Reading “New Friends Gift Ideas from Pyramid International”

Special Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s Day is fast approaching which means that now is the time to start planning this special day of the year. It is important to be on the ball when it comes to Valentine’s Day so that you can make bookings and/or get the gifts that you want as this is a day where many people are going out to eat and buying gifts for that special someone. With this in mind, here are a few special gift ideas to… Continue Reading “Special Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day”

Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide

Mary Poppins Umbrella

With just two weeks until Christmas Day, it is time to finish off that Christmas shopping, so you can relax, put your feet up and enjoy a stress free run up to Christmas. If like me, you still have a few more gifts to buy, don’t panic – I have some fun suggestions here for all ages: For Mum The new Mary Poppins film is released on 21st December, starring Emily Blunt as the magical nanny. With the winter weather… Continue Reading “Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide”