3 Thoughtful Birthday Gifts For Her That Will Last Forever!

3 Thoughtful Birthday Gifts For Her That Will Last Forever!

When we’re buying a gift for someone we love, whilst having experiences together can be a wonderful way to celebrate, sometimes you’ll also likely want to choose something they can keep and appreciate forever. That’s where we come in! From cute flat back earrings through to a thoughtful photobook, we’re here with three really different ideas, to suit all different budgets, that will mean the world to the person you’re buying for.

Solid Gold or Sterling Silver Jewellery

If you have a bit more of a budget and you want something that the person will wear and love for a lifetime, then get some solid gold or sterling silver jewellery. If you know them really well, you can get them something really personalised, like tragus earrings or flat back earrings to suit their piercings. Perhaps you know they have quite a funky style so could go down that route. If you’re not as confident, stick to simple solid gold and sterling silver jewellery that they will keep forever, as well as stack with other pieces for endless combinations. Safe choices are things like bracelets, necklaces or lobe earrings, as they can be worn by anyone (as long as they have piercings!), or if you know their ring size, you could go down that route as well. Birthstone jewellery is a stunning option too if you’re spoilt for choice.

A Photobook

Next up, you could create a photo book. Print off photos of all your favourite memories together and put them together in a photo book, whether you get a plain book and stick everything in, or you get one with slots for the photos. We personally really like the plain book option, as you can also write little notes next to the photos about the memories, such as little inside jokes, dates or place names. Then, you could leave some space in the book if there is any to add more photos of future memories together! This can cost as little as £10, so is definitely worth doing as it can really show the person how much you care.

Flowers In Resin

Lastly, we have flowers in resin. Start by buying a bouquet of their favourite flowers, then write a note with the flowers to say that when they’re starting to dry, that they’re getting sent off to be put into resin. They will be able to appreciate the fresh flowers, then they get to keep their favourites forever on display! You can press flowers at home and put them into resin, however it can be kind of difficult, so if you’re not confident or big on DIY, it would be worth finding someone local to help you out. This is a really unique gift that your loved one will surely appreciate. If you also wanted to just get the flowers in resin, you can find providers of this on Etsy, however the extra step of the person actually having the flowers is a lovely addition.… Read More..

How To Save Money When Online Shopping

How To Save Money When Online Shopping

The cost of living crisis is still causing an issue for many of us which is why finding a bargain when shopping always feels great. Whether that is saving money on your energy or your food shop. Additionally, we all like treating ourselves from time to time. That is why we need to find bargains on the e-commerce websites that we shop on.

If you love a bargain when shopping then you have the right place. We don’t just mean the usual deals on Black Friday either. Let’s take a look at how you can save money when you are treating yourself to gifts.

Make Sure To Compare Prices

Although it adds time to your shopping, you can save a lot of money when comparing other websites with one another.

There are many tools out there where you can compare your prices including Google Shopping, PriceRunner, PriceSpy, Kelkoo and CamelCamelCamel for comparing Amazon products are great.

There are many other websites which you use to compare product prices, however, these seem to be the best on the market according to Which?

Don’t Be Afraid To Get The Most Out Of Sales

It is always important that you set a budget when you are shopping during a sale, just to ensure you don’t overspend during the sale. Additionally, you want to make the most of that sale so if you have seen several items which you wish to buy, then take the opportunity to save yourself some money.

When items are on sale, they likely will sell out. So if you have missed that item, you should set an alert so you receive an email or message for when it is back in stock. Furthermore, you can receive early access to a new product coming back in stock. For example, if a product that sells Velo products has recently gone on sale then you should make the most of it. Buy multiple of those products and see if you can get an even bigger discount on them. The more you buy, the more you sell.

Use Discount Codes

Using discount codes is another great way to save money when you are shopping online. Many shops and e-commerce brands will offer discount codes to their previous customers due to sales slowing down during certain times of the year. For example, the January period is a particularly quiet time for online sales. This is why the “January sale” became a thing. It was to offer items that were about to become out of season and sell them for cheaper. However, some brands will offer discount codes during certain periods of the year to generate more sales.

One of the best ways to get a discount code is to sign up for an email newsletter. Here, you can get 10% off your first order with the brand.


There’s your free tips for saving money when shopping online. As mentioned before, you shouldn’t always wait for Black Friday or January sales. All of these … Read More..

The Best Locations For City Breaks In The UK

The Best Locations For City Breaks In The UK

If you’re looking to get away for the weekend but don’t want to have to get on a plane and go abroad then look into a city break within the UK instead. We’re going to have a look at some of the best places to go to see something different for people with completely different kinds of interests. All are suitable for families who have young children with them and won’t take longer than 2 or 3 hours to reach no matter where you are in the country.


The capital will obviously always be high up on most peoples list who want a city break. There are so many things to do that you could visit 5 or 6 times and still have not seen all the sights. Everybody wants something different from a getaway but no matter what it is you like, you’ll find something to suit you. If you enjoy going to see tourist attractions then you have the tower of London, London Bridge, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral and many more places to visit. If you’d rather get out of the immediate city then visit Richmond and take in a regatta on the banks of the Thames in a more suburban area with a part that has wild dear roaming around. If you like to go to bars and restaurants then you will almost be overwhelmed with the shear volume of options that you have, from Michelin star restaurants to street food stands. In the evening you can take in a show in the West End or go and see some cabaret, the options really are endless within London.


Regarded as a ‘mini-London’ Manchester certainly has plenty of things to offer. The 2 things in particular that Manchester is well known for are Football and Music. Go on stadium tours at the Etihad Stadium or Old Trafford or see live music at the Manchester Arena, Apollo or Albert Hall. There is a growing number of high end boutiques in the city centre now, all located in one easy to walk strip and there are plenty of bars and restaurants offering different types of food including the Mana, the Michelin star restaurant. If you have kids with you then visit the Museum of Science and Industry, the Train and Plane museum or visit Paradise Island Mini Golf.


One of the up-and-coming cities in the UK, a lot of investment has gone in to Leeds and there is a growing tech sector in the city. Leeds has fantastic transport connections whether you’re flying, going by train or driving and you’ll find plenty of parking in Leeds so you won’t have any issues basing yourself centrally. If you’re in to a bit of retail therapy then visitor Victoria Leeds, a shopping centre in Leeds with a huge variety of places to visit. If food is more your thing, then you could visit the world renowned Michelin star restaurant, ‘Man Behind The Curtain’ by Michael O’Hare.… Read More..

How To Prepare Your Garden For The Summer Months Ahead

How To Prepare Your Garden For The Summer Months Ahead

Winter is almost over and we’re heading into Spring, which means lighter evenings and drier gardens, so it is the perfect time to start on some annual maintenance to get ready for the summer months ahead. In all likelihood, your garden will have some issues with moss, green paving/decking, overgrown trees and plants as well as fencing that will be in need of some TLC. We’ll have a look at some of the best things to do to get your garden in order.

How to deal with overgrown hedges, trees and bushes

The most noticeable thing in your garden is likely to be that many of your plants, trees and hedges are either a bit overgrown or in need of some trimming. For plants it is a fairly simple task and you are likely to only need secateurs to complete the job but trees can be a different story. First of all, ensure that there are no protection orders on trees that you are looking to cut back or you may have to get the council round to take a look before you complete any work. If you are able to start work then you will need some equipment depending on the size of the tree including electric chainsaws, ladders or potentially even a harness. To ensure the tree isn’t trimmed too much in one area, ensure you take a step back every few minutes to make sure the it is retaining a healthy shape.

Pressure Washing

One of the single best tools to own when tidying your garden is a pressure washer, it can clean almost anything with great effect. Obviously the number one area to clean is paving stones (or decking) and the difference it will make is huge. It can be a very messy job with dirt flying everywhere so in all likelihood you will need to clean down brickwork, windows and doors with your pressure washer after you are done with the paving. Always remember to clean windows and PVC on a lower pressure setting as it can ruin seals and cause glazing to leak. Once you have completed your paving stones it is a good idea to sweep some fine sand in between them as you will have removed some of the previous dirty sand whilst cleaning. The sand is there to both keep the stones in place and stop mud from coming up between them when it rains. You can also apply a layer of sealant across the top of the stones and sand to protect it further if you don’t want to be re-cleaning them every year.

Get Mowing & Strimming

Your lawn is likely to be in need of some serious attention, it will have grown slowly since you last cut it in Autumn so will probably be fairly long. When using your lawnmower for the first cut, always leave the grass a little longer than normal otherwise it can leave the grass looking very pale and anaemic. You want to … Read More..

Budget Friendly Gift Ideas For Someone Leaving Work!

Budget Friendly Gift Ideas For Someone Leaving Work!

If someone is leaving work, you need to get a gift and you don’t want to spend a fortune, then you’re in the right place! We’re here with budget friendly gift ideas for someone leaving work, whether you’re looking for rude gifts that are a bit tongue in cheek or you want something a bit more meaningful. These gifts are simple but really effective, to give the person leaving the send off they truly deserve!

A Framed Photo

First up, if you have a photo of you together as a team and everyone gets on well, then getting a framed photo is a great idea. It will be a memory for them to keep and it shows you’ve put some thought into the gift. Of course, if there are people the person you’re buying for doesn’t get on with very well, they might not fully appreciate a framed photo of them, so this is definitely one where you need to read the room! However, if the person is leaving on great terms and loves the team, then this is a great option.

A Personalised Candle

Everyone loves a candle, and making it personalised just adds that extra special touch to their gift. There are so many options when it comes to personalised candles, whether you want to keep it simple with a goodbye message, put an inside joke on there or go for something rude or funny, you have plenty of different options to go with. This is something you know they’ll get used to, it doesn’t cost a fortune and overall it’s a good go-to no matter how close you are to the person who is leaving.

Organise A Meal

If you really get on as a team, rather than everyone getting a present, why not organise a meal as a bit of a goodbye for the person? It doesn’t need to be anywhere expensive, but it’s more about everyone coming together and spending some time with one another before the person leaves. Most people would appreciate this more than a few different random gifts if they get on really well with everyone, so consider this. It may take a bit of planning and preparation, however it’ll be worth it!

A Hamper

If you know quite a few different bits and pieces that the person likes, then a hamper is a good way to go! Get a little basket and fill it with some of their favourite things, whether it’s their favourite chocolate, a little bottle of wine, some fluffy socks and a facemask for a night in or anything else, showing you’ve put thought into the gift with lots of bits and pieces they love will be really special. Again, you can spend as much or as little as you want on this, but it just shows you’ve gone to the effort to think about what the person likes and enjoys to create a meaningful present for when they leave.… Read More..