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Trick or Treat Halloween Gift Guide

16 October 2019

Disclosure - This post features gifted items that were sent for the purpose of this post. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own. This post also contains affiliate links.

Trick or Treat Gift Guide
Every year we always buy big and little J a treat for Halloween. It's one of our favourite times of year. We have been on the lookout out for some treat inspiration and if you are too then here is our Halloween Trick or Treat Gift Guide.

Springin Spiders Game
 Little J has been watching Ryan's Toy Review for as long as I can remember. Ryan has released a lots of toys from his Ryan's World range and Springin' Spiders Game is the perfect Halloween treat.

There is nothing better than a quick and easy game and Springin' Spiders is so simple. Just flick your spider and get the most spiders onto the web before time runs out to win.

1,2,Boo Book
1, 2, Boo! Is a spooky counting board book suitable for all ages. When a brother and sister go trick-or-treating, they compete to see who can find the most bizarre and brilliant things. They try to count all the hair-raising creatures and need your help.

skeleton costume
Little J has his Halloween costume sorted already this year wearing the Wilko Halloween Scary Skeleton Onsie. The costume has a scary skeleton design on a black background, it's perfect for Halloween parties and trick-or-treating.

first day at skeleton school book
Do you dare take part in the First Day at Skeleton School? There are monsters and witches, not to mention ghouls. They howl in assembly, fly broomsticks in the library and learn how to float through walls.

Disney Traditions Violet Vampire Minnie and Mickey
Disney Traditions Colourful Count Mickey is playing a scary Halloween host, dressed as the King Vampire and Disney Traditions Violet Vampire Minnie, is about to scare up some Halloween fun, trick-or-treating as a sweet-toothed vampire.

Disney Traditions are handcrafted in Jim Shore's unique folk-art style. Each figurine features quilt patterns, rosemaling designs, and a playful mix of colours.

The graveyard book
The Graveyard Book tells the story of a baby who escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family. Who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead.

But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family. A stunningly original novel deftly constructed over eight chapters, featuring every second year of Bod's life, from babyhood to adolescence. Will Bod survive to be a man?

Witch wars book
When Fran the Fabulous Fairy turns up in Tiga Whicabim's shed to tell her she is a witch, Tiga doesn't believe her.  Fran points out that TIGA WHICABIM is actually an anagram of I AM A BIG WITCH and magics her away down the drainpipes to compete in Witch Wars the competition to crown the next Top Witch of Ritzy City.

Crazy Rumours Lip balm
Two lip balms that are perfect for Autumn and Halloween. Pumpkin Spice is everything nice and so much more! Cozy up to pumpkin with a touch cinnamon spice too. Candy Corn is a Halloween classic for the true candy connoisseur, sugared caramel and sweet cream.

Crazy Rumors are wonderfully colourful and flavourful vegan lip balms from the USA with big personality. Established over 15 years ago, the exceptional 100% natural lip care is still handmade in small batches for the purest and freshest balms. The mouth-watering flavours are sourced from fruits, vegetables and spices - no synthetic lab created flavours, nature creates it all.

I went trick or treating book
When a brother and sister go trick-or-treating, they compete to see who can scare the creepiest creatures. As they try to remember each hair-raising encounter, everything escalates - until they get the biggest fright of all.

I Went Trick or Treating is perfect for little monsters at Halloween! This brilliantly funny book is based on the much-loved memory game 'I went to the shop...' - but with a super-spooky twist.

What treats will you be buying or enjoying this Halloween?

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Gift Guide | Thank You Teacher

10 July 2019

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Thank you teacher heart decoration
If you are looking for some gift inspiration for a teacher gift this year, I have gathered a few of my favourites I have found online.

Handmade Wooden Hanging Heart Plaque
Beautiful handmade wooden heart shaped plaque. Shabby chic style hanging sign, with a unique printed design. Ideal gift for someone special. Made from high quality sustainable 3mm Plywood. Can be used as a hanging decoration, or even as a gift tag. Tag Reads Teachers like you are precious & few. You're so lovely & caring, I will miss you! Thank You.

Thank you teacher tote bag
So'each Canvas & Beach Tote Bag
A perfect gift For any occasion including Thank You Teacher. Designed with a zipped pocket, mobile phone holder, key holder and leather shoulder strap.

End of term wine glass
The Perfect Gift for a Teacher - End of Term Teacher's Wine Glass & Gift Tube Set 
At the beginning of term this glass will be filled to the "New Term" Line but by the end of term this glass will be filled all the way up to the "End Of Term" Line!

A fun teachers gift that bring a smile to any Teacher's face with this fun and fabulous wine glass. Teachers cannot wait til the end of term, and what better way to celebrate than with a glass of wine in their very own End of Term glass.

Flower tea cup
Flower Teacup and Matching Spoon
 The flower teacup is made of crystal glass and design with crystals and enamel, making the product looks elegant. It is a perfect gift for your teacher. The flower teacup comes with a small matching spoon.

Thank you teacher bracelet

Thank You Teacher Thank You Gift Elephant Charm Wish Bracelet 
This beautiful little Wish bracelet makes a great gift for someone special. This handmade bracelet is made using 1mm waxed cord and attached is a small charm. This cute bracelet is adjustable to fit any size wrist or it can be trimmed to size. This bracelet comes with an Organza gift bag 

Thank you teacher beans
You've Bean The Best Teacher
Unique gift for your favourite teacher. A real tin just like a regular beans can but filled with delicious jelly beans in assorted fruity flavours. The can includes 200g of jelly beans. The can has a special ring pull so no need for a can opener, no sharp edges so can be used as an ideal desk tidy / pen pot once all the beans are gone.

Are you buying a special gift for  teacher this year?

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Fathers Day Gift Guide

27 May 2019

Disclosure - We were gifted all the below products for the purpose of this post. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own. This post contains affiliate links.

best dad gifts
Sunday 16th June 2019 is Father's Day. A special day to celebrate a special person in our lives. Whether it's a gift for Dad, Step Dad, Grandad or Great Grandad I have lots of ideas for you to help choose the perfect present.

Fathers Day Card
Whether you would prefer a traditional card or a humour card, Danilo offer a wide range for Dads and Grandads. The Ladybird retro cards are both nostalgic and humorous and Mrs Brown's Boys cards are perfect for fans of the show. All cards are available online with free UK delivery.

Nextbase dash cam
 The NextBase Dash Cam is perfect for any Dad's who like their gadgets. Recording at a high quality of 1080p and with built in wi-fi you can have perfect recordings of your travel sent direct to your phone or tablet.

snowball ice microphone
Another gizmo for Tech Savvy Dad's out there. Blue Snowball iCE is an easy plug in and play microphone giving you a better quality of sound on Skype, Windows Live, Google Talk and Yahoo Messenger and it looks great too.

Willow and stone red
Willow & Stone Red is a great value wine full of sweet blackberries and blackcurrant flavours. Delicious on its own, great with sticky spare ribs or barbecues.

More people are choosing low or non alcoholic beverages now and STRYYK is a zero-proof non alcoholic brand. NOT RUM is a unique mix of clove, oakwood, and grapefruit that creates a spirit that looks like rum and tastes like rum.

Ted baker socks gift pack
Father's Day wouldn't be the same without giving socks as a present. Mainline Menswear have Ted Baker Pole 3 Pack Socks Gift Set In Navy. Three pairs of soft cotton blend socks with ribbed ankle cuffs packaged in a metallic gift box.

Liquorice Tree
Sweet gifts are always a popular choice and the Liquorice Tree from Giftpup will definitely be a highlight this Father's Day. Standing 25cm tall and edible right down to the core it looks too pretty to eat, but i'm sure it will go down a treat. Personalisation is also available on the glass. 

Batman Jelly Belly
Jelly Belly have teamed up with DC Comics to launch a Superhero Collection. The Batman Super Hero Mix is full of shimmering Jelly Beans, perfect for your Super Hero. 

Best Dad Toblerone
My dad's favourite chocolate bar is Toblerone so it was the perfect Father's Day gift by GettingPersonal. I chose to personalise it with Best Dad however you can personalise it however you wish.
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Gift Guide | Star Wars - May The 4th Be With You [Gifted]

30 April 2019

Disclosure - We were gifted products for the purpose of this post. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own. 

If you are like us and you are a huge Star Wars fans then you will know that May the 4th has been named as Star Wars Day. I've gathered some gift ideas to surprise the Star Wars fan in your life.
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Gift Guide | Easter

30 March 2019

Disclosure - We were gifted products for the purpose of this post. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own. 

If you are looking for some Easter gift ideas this year then I have popped a few of our favourites into our Easter Gift Guide.
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Gift Guide | Mother's Day

6 March 2019

Disclosure - We were gifted products for the purpose of this post. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own. 

Mother's Day falls on the 31st March this year and if you are looking for some inspiration and gift ideas then I have popped a few suggestions below in our Mother's Day Gift Guide.

If you are looking for a chocolate treat for Mum this year then consider Mighty Fine Honeycomb. Available in Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and Salted Caramel. You can choose between a Honeycomb Bar, Honeycomb Dips or both!

Guylian chocolates have been a favourite of mine for quite some time now and I had always associated Guylian with praline seashells and seahorses. However for a real treat, Guylian have created Master’s Selection, a new assortment of 30 mini pralines in 10 delicious flavours. 

I love receiving parcels and goodies through the post so you can imagine how excited I was to receive a bakerdays Mother's Day cake through the post. bakerdays offer a wide range of cakes, cupcakes and balloons for all occasions. The choice of cakes come in different flavours and sizes and can even fit through your letterbox. 

Botonique is a unique British-made natural, dry, sparkling non-alcoholic drink alternative for lovers of wine.  Botonique contains the beneficial elements of Prelixir, a unique blend of vitamins, minerals and amino acids which alcohol is known to deplete. The bottles are so pretty and are available in both original and blush.

 ProsEcho Falls is the new addition to the Echo Falls range and what a perfect addition it is. It is everything a Prosecco should be with the added sparkle of Echo Falls.

If a nice hot drink is your Mum's favourite tipple then the Klean Kanteen is the perfect gift. No more cold cups of coffee or mugs of cold tea as the Klean Kanteen can keep drinks hot for up to 8 hours. Also if Mum likes an ice tea then this cup will keep it chilled for up to 24 hours.

The perfect start to Mothers Day is breakfast in bed. You mum could enjoy a sweet or savoury toastie within minutes with the Breville deep fill 2 slice sandwich toastie. What a lovely way to start the day. Ideal for lunchtime and snack time too.

Reading is a huge part of our bedtime routine and I love snuggling up to read a bedtime story with little J. My Mum Always Looks After Me So Much is a lovely story showing the love between a mum and her child.

The Wooden Fabric Letter Board from Neon Sheep is the perfect place to pop down any messages or if you are a busy mum your to do list. I've been using mine to write nice quotes or sayings to help start the day.

Tesalate is an innovative beach towel which not only has lots of vibrant designs to choose from, it's also a sand free towel.  It's light weight and compact so perfect for the beach but also yoga, picnics and any outdoor activity.

Whether it's a chilly morning or the end of a hard day, your Mum will love sinking her feet into these Lands End Moccasin Slippers and their cosy-soft faux fur lining. I suffer from cold feet and I know these slippers will keep even my feet toasty warm.

 Suitable for all skin types the Marine Moisture Mask is a hydrating charcoal sheep mask which helps transform skin for a more balanced, radiant complexion. The powerful blend of active ingredients will not only hydrate but also nourish your skin. Each pack contains 3 masks and each mask contains 25ml of extract rich serum.

  Whether you have normal, dry, itchy or sensitive skin Aveeno offer a wide range of products that can help moisturise and cleanse your skin. The Baby range is also a lovely idea to give to a mum to be.

The Blended Valley Wellbeing Aromatherapy Gift Set offers four natural blends for a better lifestyle. The gift set includes Concentration, Energy, Sleep and Relaxation oils are easy to enjoy and will help you feel healthier.

 The Vitage Vitamin C Radiance Mask delivers a dose of Vitamin C to bring renewed vitality to dull, dehydrated skin whilst banishing breakouts and improving overall skin health – perfect for mums who love a bit of pampering.

Baylis and Harding gift sets so so pretty and the Mothers Day range is no exception. Treat your Mum to a Super Mum box of treats including body wash, body butter and bath crystals and a trio of Super Mum candles too. 

Park Candles SPA range offers you the chance to soothe, de-stress, restore and revive. The SPA Onsen Scented Candle has an amazing citrus fragrance which will leave your room feeling fresh. There is no need to go to a professional SPA when you can enjoy all the bliss from the comfort of your own home.

Zero Water is the only water filter brand that removes 99.6% of all dissolved solids in tap water. Zero Water feel so passionate about what they do that they provide a free water quality meter with all of their jugs. Perfect gift for an active Mum.


*We received PR Samples for the purpose of this post. All thoughts, opinions and photographs are our own. This post also contains affiliate links, they work at no cost to you however can help towards the running of my blog.* 
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Father's Day Gift Guide 2018

5 June 2018

Father's Day is just around the corner so I thought I would share with you some gift ideas. I always struggle buying for Father's day as my dad says he either doesn't want anything or he says get me anything. So I have selected a few of our top picks this Father's Day and I think I have covered ideas for all types of dad's, father in laws or for someone that is like a dad to you.

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Our 2016 Christmas Gift Guide

28 November 2016


Christmas will soon be here and whilst I love buying presents I often get stuck for ideas on what to buy. So this year I decided to make notes every time something caught my eye on TV or whilst browsing the internet.
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