Mother’s Day Gift Guide March 2020

Features gifted items  Does anybody else feel like this year is just flying by? With just a couple more weeks to go until Mother’s Day on March 22nd, I wanted to put together this year’s gift guide, packed full with ideas to suit all budgets and personalities. I have worked with some fantastic brands to put this guide together, so I hope it gives you some inspiration. Silent Pool Gin...

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas 2020

Features gifted items  Valentine’s Day, love it or hate it, right? I am firmly in camp love it, but I can totally see why it sometimes comes across as completely over the top. I have put together this gift guide, with the help of some lovely brands, to give alternative gift ideas for those who want to celebrate, whilst avoiding cliches. For those who need some TLC… Life can be...

Alternative Valentine’s Day Ideas

•collaborative post• I don’t know about you but I love Valentine’s Day. Ed and I tend to make a big deal about it, and he usually surprises me each year with something fun for us to do. Since having Benjamin and our family growing to five, we have had to tone things down a little but it is still nice to make some proper plans to celebrate the day. If...

The Jooki Music Player

•Gifted Review• On Christmas Day, the children opened a joint present – the Jooki music player, and they absolutely loved it. Jooki is a screen-free alternative for kids of all ages to listen to their favourite music with ease. The music player comes with figurines, which attach to Jooki and play pre-loaded playlists without the need for any adult supervision – perfect if you have an independent child who wants...

Christmas Gift Guide – Food & Drink 2019

•Features gifted items• One of my favourite parts of Christmas is being with family and enjoying ALL the food and drink in the name of being festive. If you are looking to stock up the cupboards in preparation for Christmas, or looking to buy a gift for a certified foodie, read on to discover some brilliant buys. Treats Vanilla Reindeer Personalised Chocolates These yummy Vanilla Reindeer truffles come in a...

Christmas Gift Guide for Her 2019

Features gifted items  Stuck on what to buy for the woman in your life? Or perhaps you are looking for ideas of what you can add to your own Christmas wishlist? I’ve rounded up some brilliant gift ideas including beauty, clothing and tech to give you some inspiration! Beauty & Self-Care Candlelight Glow Collection Looking for a truly indulgent gift for that special someone? The Candlelight Glow Collectionfrom Evolve Beauty features...

Alternative Advent Calendars

•Features gifted items• With December fast approaching, it’s that time of year when our family pick out an advent calendar to enjoy during the lead-up to Christmas. I used to love opening a chocolate advent calendar as a child, getting excited each morning when I got to open up another window, and it’s lovely to see my children experiencing the same thing all these years later. Advent Calendars don’t have...

Christmas Gift Guide for Children 2019

•Features gifted items• With three children and plenty of nieces and nephews between us, Ed and I are well versed when it comes to buying gifts for children at Christmas time but it can still be tricky finding the inspiration each year. I have put together this gift guide, with plenty of toys, games, technology and books to give you ideas if you are wondering what to get for a...

How I Budget for Birthdays

My children were born in September, October and November, which makes the autumn an insanely busy and expensive time for birthdays, especially with Christmas in December too. People are shocked when I tell them that I have the money saved up for the children’s birthdays usually by the start of the year (and Christmas too), but I have always hated the idea of not having enough money to make their...