February 03, 2015
I don't want to scare anyone like me that hasn't yet organised anything for Valentine's Day, but it's um, only 11 days away! That's the bad news. The good news is that my gift guide is BACK! Read on for my top ideas of perfect gifts that will make sure you're in the good books.
1. Wooden Letters
These chunky wooden letters would complement and accessorise your home. The initials of you and your other half or the word love could be the perfect Valentine's Day gift. At £7.75 per letter, your initials and an ampersand (the 'and' symbol) comes in at £23.25 from Letters Etc on Notonthehighstreet.
2. Love Heart Message Mug
Oh I LOVE this idea (no pun intended!). The blackboard surface of this mug and accompanying chalk means that you can write your loved one a message each time you make them a drink. Only £7.99 from I Want One of Those.
Ah, find me a woman that doesn't like to receive jewellery.... Well here I've got you a couple of bracelet ideas, one for her but also one for HIM too!
Right, him first then. This is actually a boing band, not a bracelet - OK? Made from genuine climbing and sailing rope, these bands make a unique and hardwearing accessory. It can also be personalised on the underside of the clasp (so it's not too in your face) for free! Priced at £38 by Hurleyburley Man on Notonthehighstreet.
Now for her...
So cute! This sterling silver charm bracelet by Pandora is hand finished with a heart shaped clasp, making a perfect Valentine's Day gift. Well priced at £55.
His and hers again here, him up first.
If the way to your man's heart is through his stomach, then why not try this quirky chocolate pizza from I Want One of Those? The one shown here and in the link is a chilli version, but there are non spicy options too. £10.99 for this 7" one.
Next, for the lady...
This Pick Me Gift Bag has lots of romantically inspired chocolate loveliness inside, it's priced at £12 but as you'd expect, there are lots of options available at varying prices from Hotel Chocolat.
5. Personalised Typography
I simply couldn't do a Valentine's gift guide without showcasing one or two of our gorgeous personalised prints. So I'm finishing up with a couple of those, one for her and one more for him perhaps...
First up is our Personalised Song Lyrics Print which starts at just £15 unframed at 10 x 8. If you have a song that is 'your song' why not select some meaningful lyrics and put them in print for him? Lots of colour options to choose from, but this traditional black version has a masculine feel about it.
Then for her:
Our Personalised Balloon Hearts Print makes a thoughtful and lasting Valentine's gift. Two balloons tied together with string, which features the words 'you are the string to my balloon'. Priced again from just £15 for a 10 x 8 unframed print and with lots of colours to pick from.
I think Valentine's Day can often feel like one the hardest occasions to buy for, as there's a certain pressure placed on buying something romantic - but at the same time you don't want to go all out cheese! I hope this little list has given you some ideas that will strike just the right balance this year.
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February 16, 2018
I always think buying gifts for Mother's Day is harder than for a birthday; there's a little more sentiment behind it. The months and years seem to roll around so quickly these days and each year seems to get a bit harder!
I've actually started a kind of present diary now, I make a note of what I get people (mainly family) so that I can refer back to it; I can also make notes of gift ideas I think of throughout the year. It helps avoid repeating presents too!
With Mothers Day just around the corner, I've put together a list of my favourite gifts for Grandma (or Nanny, Nana, Granny, whichever name you use!).
February 02, 2018
From doughnut walls to abstract masterpieces, wedding cake trends continue to evolve, but what will be big in 2018?
I've got the low-down together with some gorgeous examples to get those creative juices flowing!
January 15, 2018
I don't know about you, but I always feel like a Valentine's gift has to hit the right tone. Somewhere there has to be some kind of meaning or romance to make it worthy of being presented on the day of love!
Well, I've spent hours exploring ideas to fit the bill (and the budget) and assembled my ten favourites here.