If you are still struggling what to get friends and family this Christmas, then Personally Presented could be the answer. Their website has over 5000 personalised gifts, and I am pretty sure that they could even cater for the ‘really hard to buy for great aunt’. I was recently given the opportunity to try out some of the Personally Presented gifts, and below are the 3 items I chose.

Personally Presented Gifts

Initial Tea Box – £25.00

This beautiful wooden tea box comes complete with a selection of Pukka tea which you can choose from 5 different options. I went for the traditional selection, and it was nice to see that you get a good variety of teabags in the box.… Continue reading

With Christmas on the horizon you might be one of those organised people who have bought, wrapped and are sat at home feeling smug. Or like me you could be scratching your head wondering what to buy friends and family. If you have anyone who is travel obsessed, I have picked out 6 travel inspired gifts from Uncommon Goods to help you this festive season.

Travel Gifts from Uncommon Goods

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These cork globes are not only practical but stylish too. Perfect for tracking your adventures using the five pins included, though of course you can always buy more if you love holidays as much as we do.… Continue reading

There is no getting away from the fact that advent calendars seem to be a huge part in the run up to Christmas, and it seems nowadays you can open those 24 (or if you are lucky 25) doors and find pretty much anything behind it. I have selected 5 calendars that are available this year suitable for tweens, teens and adults.

Advent Calendars for tweens teens and adults

Mad Beauty

This has got my 11 year old daughter’s name written all over it. The Mad Beauty calendar is filled with 24 items of make up which includes eye shadow, lipsticks and nail polish. The full contents are listed on the back of the calendar, so no peaking if you want it to be a surprise.… Continue reading

How has it been 3 weeks since I did a Little Loves update. It always get a little crazy at this time of year, but I am determined to keep on top of things and remain cool, calm and collected ahead of the festive season (please remind me of this in a few weeks).

Little Loves

Last weekend I met the lovely Angela from Adventures in Websterland, and we had a delicious breakfast at Bistrot Pierre which thankfully included free refills of coffee. Blogging can sometimes be a little lonely, and it was nice to meet Angela and talk non stop about blogging.… Continue reading

When you hear the word Lindt at this time of year, you can’t help but think of their gold chocolate reindeer. The cute little reindeer with it’s red velvet bow and tinkling bell, all ready to surprise you when you open your Christmas stocking. But it’s not all about the reindeers, as Lindt also has a fantastic variety of other products to tempt us with this Christmas.

Lindt Chocolate Giveaway

From advent calendars to the Lindt chocolate Santa, and not forgetting the oh so delicious Lindor truffles that are produced by Lindt,  they certainly have something for the chocolate lover in your family. And to get your Christmas started, I am giving away a box of Lindor truffles. … Continue reading

This weekend sees the Festive Flower and Food Show returning to Blackpool for its second year. Running from the 9th to the 11th November 2017 at Winter Gardens in the heart of Blackpool. Organised by The National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS), their aim is to take the art of flower arranging and place it firmly into the 21st century.

Flowers

And this event is not just for adults, as kids will have their own workshops to attend on the Saturday. If you have not purchased your tickets yet, here are 8 reasons why you need to visit the show which opens tomorrow.… Continue reading

With holidays never far from my mind, I can often be found dreaming of our next adventure. I have a huge travel list of all the places I want to experience with the kids, but I am also aware that the teen will be turning 16 next year. If only I could wave a magic wand and win the lottery, but in the meantime I can spend my days dreaming of my 10 top destinations to visit if I won big with Lottoland. Would your adventure be an African safari, or maybe sailing around the world ?

Walt Disney World in Florida

The world class entertainment is spread across 40 square miles and features four theme parks, two water adventure parks, resort hotels, spas and 81 holes of golf on five courses along with an entertainment, shopping and dining complex.  … Continue reading

I like to be pretty organised for Christmas, and tend to start my shopping once the kids go back after October half term. I usually have a pretty good idea of what to get the kids, and to be honest they do present me with a rather large list. But when it comes to buying presents for the males in our family, I find myself getting a little stuck. Do you stick to the traditional pack of socks, the Lynx gift set, or a set of beers from around the world.

Christmas gift ideas for Men

This Christmas I am going to take a little inspiration from some of the gifts my husband received for his recent birthday.… Continue reading

If you are a fan of the fun loving stationery brand Smiggle, then I am sure you are aware that they release an advent calendar each year. Twenty five days of lovely stationery surprises await the lucky recipient, guaranteed to start your December with a smile and a giggle.

Smiggle advent calendar

We recently had the chance to review one of the advent calendars which have been released for this year. I of course passed the very important task of opening each door over to my daughter. Katie discovered Smiggle a few years ago and loves the products as they are bright, fun and colourful. … Continue reading

I know that some people have yet to start their October half term, but I can’t believe we are nearly at the end of ours. And what a half term it has been for us, filled with amazing adventures for the teen, and new experiences for Katie. The teen went to Iceland on his school trip for 4 days, and what an amazing time he had. If your kids ever come home from school with an ‘Iceland trip letter’ I can honestly say it was worth every single penny. Trouble is, I now want to experience this amazing country too.

Little Loves

Read

Really failed with picking up a book again, but I did stalk the schools instagram account whilst the teen was away.… Continue reading