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Gift Ideas For Adults

Gift Ideas For Adults

***Disclaimer – we were gifted the items in this post***

Are you all set for Christmas? or are you one to leave everything until last minute like Ian does? Ian is often found doing his Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve and I don’t think he will ever change from doing so!

Listed below are a few items that would make a perfect gift, from cosy sofa days to a deliciously sophisticated drink.


£17.90 per bottle

Mary is a deliciously fresh, sophisticatedly dry, low alcohol botanical spirit, with 6x less alcohol than a traditional gin. This drink is low-calorie: with only 9 calories per 25ml pour. There are no added sugars, artificial flavours or sweeteners. Mary is made from responsibly sourced garden herbs, including basil, thyme, sage, coriander seed, angelica root, juniper and pine needles. Mary smells absolutely amazing of freshly cut herbs and light citrus.


Give a meaningful gift that is unique, priceless and yet affordable. Design your own personalised handcrafted jewellery. Who wouldn’t love to have a timeless necklace that symbolised your family tree? with Belle&Fever you can inscribe the names of your/their loved ones onto a stunning necklace with the center part being a tree, to show just how lucky you/they are to have the family you/they have, and the special people in your/their life that you/they can then forever hold close to your/their heart.


Beautiful, modern and elegant piece of jewellery. You get a choice of colour and length you would like it and even add special requests, such as hearts, inscription on the back etc. You even get to chose which font you would like. A designer helps you to create the perfect gift.


£36.32 for both

Buy the gift of clearer skin and confidence with Enca. The oil-based cleanser has herbs and essential oils traditionally used for their cleansing and detoxifying properties, and salicylic acid to help clean your pours. Start and end the day with fresh and clear skin and also designed to help prevent the future breakout of acne.

The moisturiser high-quality ingredients and active botanicals which is proven to repair the skin from inside out with its two-in-one formulation. It is a non-oily moisturiser and acne treatment so you can heal your skin while you sleep, protecting it from the damage from the day. Leaving the skin feeling smooth and clean.

Give the gift of a home pamper treatment!

Heat holders


Give the gift of love and warmth. You cant beat snuggling up and keeping warm, which is why this blanket would make the perfect gift. With a tog rating of 1.7 you will certainly be keeping warm. This luxurious heat-weaver fur-like thermal fleece is of a generous size 180cm x 200cm and is perfect for those cosy lounge around days!

A perfect blanket to snuggle down and relax! A perfect gift for the winter days yet to come. There is a lovely choice of colours too.

A nice gift that would pair nicely with this blanket would be a nice pair of lounge socks. Heat holders simply are the warmest and best thermal socks for lounging around in. They are a tog rating of 2.34 and are essential for lounging around he home in the winter months.


These socks are extremely comfortable and have a non-slip grip to help keep you safe. Give the gift of warmth and comfort!

Baigio Handlebar Phone Holder

Give the gift of something practical. This Baigio handlebar bag certainly is helpful.

  • The Baigio is suitable for any phone under 6 inches.
  • The bag is waterproof and wear-resistant. Made of 900D nylon material.
  • You can use the phone via the transparent touchscreen cover.
  • Dimensions of the bag are: 18 x 10.5 x 11 cm – 7.1″x 4.1″x 4.3″ suitable for smartphones within 6″.
  • The bag is easy to use, it has a Velcro strap design for ease of use without the need for tools.
  • This bag is suitable for most design of bikes, such as mountain, road and even fast riding bikes.
  • Features a sun visor.
  • There is a insert section for if you wish to use wired earphones.
  • Capacity of this bag is perfect. A perfect size for storing your keys, bike tool, bank card, small snack, phone charger and any other hand held items.
  • You have a choice of colours to chose from.
  • You can read our >>full review here<<

From our family to yours, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Gift Guide

Gifts for kids with Jaques of London

Gifts for kids with Jaques of London

***Disclaimer – Dylan was gifted the items in this post. All thoughts and opinions are ours***

Jaques of London Elves have worked very hard this year to bring you the best gifts at amazing prices. They have award-winning toys and games with stunning deluxe signature packaging. Jaques of London offer outstanding quality at amazing prices.

Musical Bench

Do you have a child to buy for who loves anything music related? Dylan is a little boy who loves to dance and loves anything musical related. Jaques of London have an amazing musical bench so your little ones can get creative with music. It is perfectly designed for little musicians hands. This musical toy offers you two toys in one as it has a fun twist, you will also receive three coloured balls, which your little musician can hammer through to make fun musical notes below.

This musical bench helps your little musician learn whilst having fun creating their beautiful musical notes. It helps them with colour recognition, helps to improve the precision and flexibility of their little hands. This musical toy has multiple sensory benefits allowing them them to associate sound with colour and will also help with fine motor skills by practicing precise hand movements when moving the mallet.

This musical bench not only offers our children many educational benefits, it offers hours of musical fun. Our little ones can express themselves through play and music all whilst getting creative with rhythm, sound and music.

This beautiful music bench is made out of solid sustainably 100% FSC approved sourced wood. Painted in a non-toxic paint, making play safe. A solid toy you can rely on that is highly portable. You can find the musical bench here over at –

Construction Bench

Do you have a child who loves role play? Dylan is always copying his Grandad and is always curious what he is doing when doing DIY, so when we saw this kid’s construction bench we thought Dylan would love his own little toolkit/bench. Dylan can now be just like his Grandad and get creative as this construction toy offers many educational benefits. Through role play this toy can help develop fine motor skills by hammering and also tightening screws and bolts. This construction toy also helps with colours as the the tools are brightly coloured. They will also learn tool names, about the world around us and job role curiosity. This is a great toy to help with mathematical skills, key skills involving numbers, counting and basic numeracy.

This construction set offers many hours of great fun developing essential life skills. It comes complete with a ruler for measuring, as well as the wooden bench fully equipped with screws, bolts, hammer, screwdriver and spanner. With this construction set any child will enjoy learning about width and lengths as well as tightening and loosening coloured bolts and screws.

This construction set comes with a removable shelf, screws and bolts offering hours of building fun and endless imaginative play opportunities. The wood is painted in safe water based paints making play safe . This beautiful construction bench is made out of solid sustainably 100% FSC approved sourced wood. A solid toy you can rely on.

Noah’s Ark

With Noah’s Ark you will certainly be gifting the fun of storytelling magic. Noah’s Ark comes with 16 beautiful coloured animals all ready to board Noah’s Ark. The roof to the Ark is removable and there is also storage underneath. This wooden Noah’s Ark toy is perfect for story time and makes a perfect visual stimulus. Creative play is priceless and it is beautiful to watch a child’s imagination play freely and come to life during story telling.

This Noah’s Ark features two storeys and a folding bridge. You get two of each animals ready to board the Ark in your fun story. This beautiful Noah’s Ark is made out of solid sustainably 100% FSC approved sourced wood. Painted in a non-toxic paint, making play safe. A solid toy you can rely on that is highly portable.

This toy is overflowing with educational benefits as well as colour recognition, learning shapes and recognition of animals. Toys such as this are perfect for imaginative play and allow your child’s creativity to be unleashed!

Jaques of London offer a stunning range of toys for all ages, Grandad has his eye on a fun fishing game in the section of toys for 4 year olds, which he is claiming that it is for Dylan, but we all know he is the one wanting it really!

All of Jaques Of London toys are lovingly handcrafted and designed to have multiple benefits. Jaques Of London have been making toys and games since 1795 – A beautiful family run business, now 8th generation of toys and game makers!

Give the gift of fun, happiness and education with Jaques of London!

Gift Guide

Christmas Gift Guide For Her 2015

Christmas gift guide for her 2015

Christmas Gift Guide For Her 2015

Do you struggle when it comes to buying a gift for a certain lady in your life. We find our nan’s very hard to buy for as they tend to always have everything they need. They always tell us not to spend our money on them. We have a Christmas Gift Guide for her 2015 that we hope will help you with a few ideas this Christmas. The excitement of Christmas is now upon us, we have just over a week to go now, are you prepared?


Perfect stylish winter boots. RRP £79.99. 

1. St Moritz 200 II Womens Waterproof Winter Boots – These boots are stylish, warm and extremely comfortable. They are suede leather with faux-fur lining. The boots have mesh uppers and 200g of thinsulate insulation which have proven perfect on the wet, horrid cold days to keep your feet warm and dry. With these boots you get extra protection as they have an abrasion heel and toe cap. The winter traction, siped rubber outsole is perfect for helping to keep us steady on our feet. These boots also have added cushioning thanks to the comfort-tec removable contoured sockliner and CMEVA midsole to add cushioning. These perfect winter boots come in sizes uk 4 – 8.

Christmas gift guide for her 2015


Looking for a gift with a difference? how about a drinks bag. RRP £49.99 currently on sale for £39.99.

2. Drinks Bag – This is a bag that has a cool bag lining inside. With this bag you can carry your favorite drink, whether it be your favourite cocktail, wine or even a soft drink and the bag keeps them cool. This bag comes with dividers for inside the bag so you can also carry your glass and even some nibbles if you wish. The bag has a zip at the front of the bag, this is handy for storing your phone and keys. On the side of the bag it has an opening where there is a drinks nozzle, this is hidden discretely under a flap which is held closed by an integral magnet that holds it closed when not in use. When you fancy your chosen drink you just lift the flap and pour yourself a drink via the nozel. This bag is perfect for holding alcohol drinks when out with the ladies, it’s also perfect when out with the kids and they wish to have a soft drink. This bag is wipe-able soft moleskin textured PVC measurements 16.5 x 35 x 33 cm. This bag can hold up to 4 lts. This bag comes with a disposable refreshment bag that holds all non carbonated drinks in. The refreshment bags can be stored in the fridge, this will help to keep the drink chilled and fresh for longer. The refreshment bag is BPA free.

Christmas gift guide for her 2015

Personalised gift’s are always welcomed. You can pick up a beautiful gift for as little as £5

3. PhotoBox – A nice personalised gift with that special moment that’s been captured can be enjoyed for longer if put on a photo mug, created into wall art, you can even enjoy looking back at treasured memories in a lovely gift of a photo book. PhotoBox offer a wide range of personalised gifts, you can even personalise you clothes and home decor if you wish. We have opted for a stunning hardback poster with some of our favourite and most recent photos on.

Christmas Gift Guide For Her 2015


Treat her to a home spa pamper set. RRP £45.

4. Sanctuary – With this set you can transform your bathroom into a spa. With this set you get an array of luxury products, enough to make any lucky lady feeling refreshed, soothed and invigorated. The box contains a lovely bath pillow, 3 luxury candles, headband, 200ml body scrub, lovely creamy bath soak 250ml, 300ml of luxury body butter 250ml body wash.


Christmas gift guide for her 2015


Treat that special lady in your life to a luxury relaxing treat. RRP £150 currently on offer for £75

5. Deluxe Spa Day – This is a luxury spa day for two at a Marriott Hotel, you can choose from 16 different locations. Each person will enjoy 45 minutes of treatments each; Decleor, Back massage and Mini facial. This will also get you a day pass to use the facilities such as the swimming pool, gym and jacuzzi. This will be a perfect way to relax and unwind following the madness of Christmas.

Christmas gift guide for her 2015


6. Wine – Christmas can be a bit manic, this is a gift that can be enjoyed with friends, family or even on their own if preferred with a nice box of chocolates a few candles and a good film if they wish. Wine would make a perfect gift for that special lady. There is a lovely selection of wines to choose from.

Christmas gift guide for her 2015

A beautiful frame. Perfect gift for those who love to hang treasured moments. RRP £20

7. Heart photo frame – A perfect way to share some treasured memories, those treasured memories can be hung with pride in this beautiful heart multi collage frame. The frame holds eight photographs sized  6 x 4″, 3.5, x 3.5″  and 7.5 x 9″. The frame is made from plastic H48.8 x W48.8 x D3 cm.

Christmas gift guide for her 2015

All gifts in our guide have been tried and tested, all prices and links are correct at the time of posting.

We hope our Christmas guide has been of some help to you.

We’d like to wish you a very happy Christmas

And a very happy new year


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Easter Ideas For Teens

Easter ideas for teens

Easter Gift Ideas For Teens

The time of the year my boys LOVE. They love the fact that they get loads of what we all enjoy…..chocolate! I sat thinking of other Easter ideas for teens other than chocolate. Things that will last longer, lets face it chocolate only last’s a few minutes, well with my boys anyway!

I don’t mind my boys having chocolate at all, but when it comes to visiting the dentist that’s when the fun begins.

I tend to put a £10 budget down for the boys gifts at Easter as I think this is enough, especially when there is more than one child to buy for. Perhaps I give too much but this is what I have always done.

Easter ideas for teens

My Top 10 Gifts Other Than Buying Chocolate Are:

Gift card’s: if your kid’s are like my boys they will always have an endless list of things that they want, so one thing we often do is get gift cards. They can then go off out with mates and pick from their list and get what they want.

When kid’s get older they are harder to buy for and the want lists get longer and more expensive. So when asked by family what can they get the boys we now say gift vouchers, we prefer that to them carrying cash around.

Shower set/Fragrances: they always love a box of their favorite shower sets and fragrances. You tend to smell my boy’s before you see them as they get a little carried away with their fragrances. I swear they put on most of the bottle.

Money/Cheque: they never say no to money so they can go off out with their mates, or if they have been or are saving for something every penny helps. If the boys are saving for something big and more expensive than they may like to go and put the money in their savings account. They like to do this themselves as it gives them independence and responsibility where money is concerned.

Theory disc/Learning: We love to buy anything to help with learning. A theory disc will help them when it comes to taking their theory test. All teens seem to be talking about getting their driving lessons so this gift would really help them towards that.

Games/Arts & craft’s: kids love games, whether it be a computer game or board game. Brad loves to draw pictures and is always found making things too so we love to encourage this as much as we can. He always welcomes new art books or products.

Book’s/Magazine’s: I don’t know where they get it from but my kids love reading and is always on the hunt for that new magazine or book. Whether it be a monthly football magazine or book, they enjoy reading it and we love to encourage reading.

Add to a collection: My boy’s have games that they can add to so we sometimes add to the collections and help them build on this.

Novelty gift’s: Kids love anything funny or with a difference. Our boys love anything slimey, scary or anything they can use to play tricks on us or visitors.

CD’s: kid’s do love to have their music up loud and always appreciate the newest CD out. our neighbours soon know when the boy’s have a new CD.

Movie’s: either a cinema trip to watch the new favorite film out, or a DVD/Blu-ray afternoon/evening with friends.

These are some of our Easter ideas for teens that doesn’t involve chocolate. These ideas are based on a £10 budget per child. We like to treat our boy’s to something other than chocolate. Family always turn up with enough of it for them, we like to buy them something else that they can enjoy whilst eating their chocolate.

Do you have any other suggestions on Easter ideas for teens with a £10 budget per child?