Top 10 Summertime Essentials

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Easter has come and gone and everyone in the office is starting to look out of the window, ready for some signs that summer is on its way. So we thought it would be a great time to look at our top ten summer essentials for 2016. And the trends that are going to make your summer super-hot, no matter what the temperature outside. The Coolest Glass If there is one trend that we really want to embrace this year it’s the cooler. Gone are fruit smoothies and veggie blends that taste as bad as they look. This summer is going to be all about drinks over the ice. And …

Who’s Your Favourite Celebrity Dad?

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With Father’s Day just around the corner, we thought it was time to look into the world of celebrity heaven and see who we dream we’d be giving a gift to this year. Some celebrity Dads are known for their looks, some for the fact that they can eat raw kangaroo bits. Some are actually doing a good job of being a parent. So now it’s time to countdown the Personalised Gifts Shops favourite celebrity Dads of 2015. See if you agree. Chris Martin After calling his children ‘Apple’ and ‘Moses’ we didn’t really think Chris Martin was ever going to make it onto our list of favourite celebrity Dads. …

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. …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Mothers Day Ideas for All Ages

Mother’s Day Ideas For All Ages

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Being a mum is a full-time job. With overtime, and no holidays! Whether her child is still in nappies and destroying the house, or fully grown and flown the coop, a mum never stops! 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year she’ll do anything and everything  for you, so take one day this year to do something a little bit special for her. We’ve put together a few Mother’s Day ideas, but the important thing is to make it personal. Showing that you take an interest in the things she likes will mean so much more than the typical card and flowers – although …

Daytime Stag Party Ideas

Daytime Stag Party Ideas Designed for Having Fun!

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Modern-day stag parties are no longer restricted to a night-time pub crawl; many grooms-to-be choose to have a last fling with their mates by arranging a whole weekend of fun. To really make the weekend memorable for all the right reasons, here are a few daytime stag party ideas to start the party rolling! How about go-karting to bring out the competitive spirit, which can set the tone for the whole fun weekend? Most cities in the UK and in Europe have go-kart tracks and a spell on the race track brings out the best (and the worst!) in everyone. It’s an affordable way to have fun and get the …

What Does Life After Graduation Look Like?

What Does Life After Graduation Look Like?

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Graduating from university is an important milestone, and a major achievement. After the stress of revising for finals and the pressure of dissertation deadlines, the graduation itself is a welcome relief and a real cause for celebration. But what comes next? Many graduates have been so busy getting to the graduation stage that they really haven’t had a chance to think about the next step. Assuming you don’t already have a job lined up after graduation there are four possibilities to consider: Option 1: A graduate position The great news for new graduates is that the graduate recruitment market has recovered well over the last couple of years, although it …

Things to Do on Father's Day

5 Things You Can Do With Your Dad on Father’s Day

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If you ask your Dad what he wants to do on Father’s Day, then he will probably simply shrug his shoulders and say that it doesn’t matter. But don’t believe it for a second. This is the one day of the year that you can really show your Dad how much you appreciate him. So we’ve put together our top 5 things to do on with your Dad on Father’s Day to make this year really special. 1. Take Care of Him For most Dads, it is not about how much money you spend it’s the amount of attention you give him that counts. So for all those Dad’s who …