Top Gift Ideas for Grandparents to buy for a new baby

Baby-Bed

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?

Champagne

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”

Choosing a Memorable Christmas Gift

Christmas Presents

Do you remember what you got for Christmas as a child. Although I remember the big things like a much-longed for bike, it is the silly little presents that hold the fondest of memories for me. One of my very favourite presents was a colour changing torch! I used to spend hours changing the lens to turn the torch light from red to green to white and back again. Another favourite was a reversible dalmation jumper, a strange padded sweatshirt-like… Continue Reading “Choosing a Memorable Christmas Gift”