Father's Day

The Real Reasons We Give Gifts on Father’s Day

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The Real Reasons We Give Gifts on Father’s Day   Did you know that the only reason we actually celebrate Father’s Day was because we already had a Mother’s Day back in the early 1900’s and one little girl, raised solely by her father, thought it was unfair. Sonora Smart Dodd told her Pastor that Dad’s should get the same form of recognition as the Mum’s raising their children. And hence the first Father’s Day was celebrated back in 1910. In the 1980’s the Father’s Council themselves recognised Father’s Day had become ‘a second Christmas’ for men across the world, giving this day even more significance in the annual calendar. …

Valentine's Day Gifts

Your Guide to The Best Valentine’s Day Gifts of 2015

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Get yesterday’s presents and expect yesterday’s response. Get the presents that are on target to be this year’s winners, and you will find that you are onto a winner yourself. So take a look through at our guide on how to choose the best Valentine’s Day Gifts for 2015 and make sure your relationship doesn’t become yesterday’s news. Don’t Break the Bank Gone are the days when money speaks the language of love. Even if the Prime Minister won’t admit it, the country is still in recession, and anyone that goes out splashing the cash too much on Valentine’s Day is likely to come a cropper a few days later. …

Personalised Christmas Sack

Personalised Christmas Sack Competition

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Hi everyone! This year, we are offering an exclusive Xmas competition by giving away 10 Personalised 100% Natural Cotton Christmas Sack. We will choose 10 winners and deliver it for free well in time for xmas. Simply follow the instructions below to enter. View xmas sack here Good Luck a Rafflecopter giveaway

Back to School Gifts for Any Age

Back to School Gifts for Any Age

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  Whether your child is starting a completely new school this September or just a new year group, he or she will love to start the new school year with some brand new gear. Give any child you know a new pencil case, pens, pencils, notebook, kit bag, water bottle or lunch box – to name but a few of our back to school gifts for any age – and he or she will be the envy of everyone else in the playground this Autumn. Pencil Cases Everyone loves to have a brand new pencil case to take to school on the first day back. The pleasure of unzipping a …

Social Media and Weddings

Social Media and Weddings

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Setting your own ‘digital rules’ ahead of your wedding is important, whether you want every last second of the occasion out there via social media – or want to be completely unplugged. Not many people would ban social media from the wedding altogether: a recent bridal survey in the US found that only 14 per cent would ban the use of social media at their nuptials. However, the chances are that you’ll want to take some control over the social media at your wedding, even if it’s just to ask your friends not to post any pictures of the wedding until you do. And whatever rules the couple set out, …

Top 10 Most Outrageous Graduation Gift Ideas

Top 10 Most Outrageous Graduation Gift Ideas

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Graduation marks the end of a long hard slog, hopefully endowing the student with the diploma or degree that will be their passport to their chosen vocation. Often a graduation marks the start of an independent life as an adult so it is an appropriate time to consider a significant graduation gift. Gone are the days when a nice pen, a leather briefcase or a book token might mark the graduation appropriately. Graduation gifts are seen as the opportunity to be as generous, outrageous or gobsmackingly OTT as possible! With that in mind, here are a few suggested graduation gifts that range from the thoughtful to the downright outrageous!   …

Top 10 Creative DIY Teacher Gifts

Top 10 Creative DIY Teacher Gifts

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The end of the school year is nigh which means the competition for the best teacher gifts is hotting up. So we thought we would give you an added boost by taking you through our ideas for the Top 10 DIY Teacher gifts this year. 1. Home Made Candles If you have the time, patience and skill to spend hours melting and dipping wax, to make homemade candles, then we say go for it. But if you want a simple but effective alternative, try buying flat layers of bees wax. Put a wick down one side and start rolling. In less than a minute, you have a very professional result, …

Wicked Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Wicked Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Don’t forget Father’s Day –  it’s on Sunday June 15th this year.  Read on to find the perfect Father’s Day gift for your Dad, whatever his interests and whatever your budget… The beer drinker Why not get a wooden crate or a cardboard box and put into it a selection of different bottled beers from all over the UK or even all over the world.  Put in a few of his favourites and some he’s probably never tried before. You could theme it by choosing the classic beers from different countries, different beers from the same brewery or the same type of beer from different breweries. Another idea would be …

Top 10 stag do destinations for beer lovers

Top 10 Stag Do Destinations for Beer Lovers

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You’ve been given the job of arranging your best mate’s stag do – and there’s got to be a lot of beer. Don’t panic. Just read on to find out where to go to have the best stag do ever. Amsterdam Amsterdam is a laidback, liberal city with a famous red light district, ‘coffee’ shops selling more than coffee and bars selling locally brewed beers. You’ll find rich tripels, fruity whites, long cool pilsners and dark brown bocks – and two of the world’s most famous beers: Heineken and Amstel. There are loads of microbreweries offering tastings, brew your own, tables with built-in taps, restaurants and bars. Combine two of …

Easter Symbols and Traditions

Easter Symbols and Traditions

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For most of us, Easter is an excuse to indulge in a few chocolate goodies and sit back watching an old movie on telly. But when it comes to the true meaning of Easter, there are for more traditions and symbols that have, perhaps, a slightly deeper meaning than anything you could find in the TV times. The Pinnacle of the Christian Calendar Amongst all events in the Christian calendar, Easter is the most important time to celebrate. Stop! I hear you cry, what about Christmas? Well, when you talk to those in the know (and believe me I have) they say that it is actually Easter that provides the …