Simple ways to boost your spending money this Christmas

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We’re all feeling the squeeze this Christmas. 2020 has left most of us trying to stretch our limited salaries and budgets as far as they’ll possibly reach. It’s not an easy situation to be in, especially with Christmas on the way. And at this stage, it’s important to spend your money wisely this year and get through the festive season without jeopardising your current financial situation or plunging yourself into debt. By finding ways to increase your budget and your… Continue Reading “Simple ways to boost your spending money this Christmas”

Top Gift Ideas for Grandparents to buy for a new baby

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You have found out you are going to be a Grandparent and quite naturally you want to help your son / daughter with some of the paraphernalia that you need when welcoming a new baby into the family. The thing is, times have changed since you last had a baby and what we may have done 20+ years ago is very different to what is recommended now. We are on countdown until our first grandchild arrives in the family in… Continue Reading “Top Gift Ideas for Grandparents to buy for a new baby”

Unique Anniversary Gifts for the Couple Who (Seem to) Have It All

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Picking out an exceptional anniversary gift that’ll thrill both halves of a couple is no easy feat. After all, no one wants to be responsible for that gift that’ll sit at the back of the wardrobe forever. So, what do you do when you’re faced with buying a spectacular anniversary present for a best friend or parent that already seems to have everything? Easy — just consult this list of unique anniversary gifts for the couple who has it all!… Continue Reading “Unique Anniversary Gifts for the Couple Who (Seem to) Have It All”

Are traditional wedding anniversary gifts a thing of the past?

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When it comes to wedding anniversary gifts, we all know it’s silver for 25 years and gold for 50 years but when looking for anniversary gifts for your spouse are traditional gifts a thing of the past? I remember the excitement of buying a gold anniversary present for both mine and Hubby’s grandparents. We didn’t stretch to buying them gold ourselves and went for some personalised engraved glassware and a personalised porcelain plate, although we know they treated each other to something… Continue Reading “Are traditional wedding anniversary gifts a thing of the past?”

My Top 5 Alternative Easter Gifts for Kids

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Just walk into any supermarket and you are bombarded with shelf upon shelf of chocolate treats all ready and waiting for Easter. In our family we avoid Easter Eggs, although the kids receive them from friends and family so they do get a couple to enjoy. Instead we buy them a little gift, usually toys or clothing, depending what they want or need. Easter is the perfect time to teach children all about new life, why things grow and getting… Continue Reading “My Top 5 Alternative Easter Gifts for Kids”