Monday, 22 December 2014

Clutter-free Gift Ideas for the holidays!

Do you dread the holidays because you know you'll have to find space for all the new gifts and toys? Here's a little collection of gifts that are consumable......and most of them are even mailed to the recipient every month! They'll bring joy year-round....so steer well-meaning relatives this way, and show them the same kindness.

clutter-free gift ideas for the holidays

(Note: All of these are things I use/have used and love; a small selection are also affiliate links for things I love, which means that I get a tiny percentage of the sale but it costs you nothing extra.)

For the kids in your life:
-How about a magazine subscription? National Geographic Kids is a hit with most. Or there's Chirp for the wee ones. 
-For older kids (say 10 and up), stick with cash or gift cards...trust me, they'll use it! There are tutorials for origami folding all over Pinterest to help you display it creatively.
-Raddish Kids sends a monthly cooking lesson right to their door! You could "wrap" this one up with a child-sized apron and oven mitts, and know they'll be used and appreciated.
-Monthly craft kits are another popular one. Kiwi Crate and Craft Caravan are two that we have tried and enjoyed. 

-If your family is more on the crunchy-granola end of things, The Magic Onions Store sells great craft kits for everything from wool felting to fairy house kits. Their packaging is as pretty as the goodies inside, too!

For your favorite vegan:
-How about vegan soap? You could go for a one-time vegan soap gift, or a vegan soap-of-the-month delivered right to the recipient's door.

-Depending on your budget, there are many organic farm-share possibilities everywhere and who wouldn't love a monthly pesticide-free feast?

For the Guy you don't know what to buy for:

Unless he is Vegan, Vegetarian, or Jewish, go for the joke gift. Bacon is in my experience always a hit! Put together a cooler full of Bacon sugar jerky, bacon bandaids, bacon lip balm, bacon soap ("Comes in classy tin"!).....there's even bacon-flavoured toothpaste! Now add a 6-pack of their favourite beer, and don't forget the festive bacon gift wrap.

What clutter-free gifts are you giving this year? Share in the comments!

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Sunday, 21 December 2014

90:10 A New Brand of Mens Wear


"90:10 is a new and exciting brand for men who consider themselves to be 90% Grown up and 10% not. Encapsulated within the brand's message is some recognition for a guy for getting his act together but at the same time reminding him that that this doesn't mean that he is now over the hill...far from it! We all have responsibilities but I don't accept that just because I am no longer a teenager or in my early 20's at college, I have lost the ability to have fun or have forgotten how to enjoy myself...Far from it! This is what a guy is expressing about himself if he wears 90:10..For the lion's share of the time, we all have to take life seriously but not all the time!  My vision is to marry humorous and innovative branding to stylish and great quality clothing delivered to the customer at the right price in an environmentally responsible way.
People will interpret 90:10 in different ways and how it applies to them and that is all part of the fun..The intention is to start a positive and light hearted conversation with men by demonstrating that the brand cares about the same things that they care about."

My husband received the above hoodie, it's a little bit small on him at the moment, but he his trying to lose weight so it should fit him soon. The material is lovely and soft and of high quality. 90:10 is a great brand and perfect for my husband who is still a big kid at heart.

They have some really nice styles to choose from. 





Which style do you like the most?

Dan the founder of 90:10 as also offered my readers a discount of 20% on all items when you quote code : BLOG  - at the checkout

You can find 90:10 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Eggnaogg - Christmas Colour-in Goodies

Eggnogg Christmas colour in goodies

We received some Christmas colour in goodies from Eggnogg.

the goodies comprised of :


The postcards contained 12 Happy Christmas cards and 12 Thank You cards. we really loved these and we will be using them to send all the thank you notes to family and friends. And the gift tags come in a pack of 10 and are made from really thick card. 

eggnogg colour in postcards and gift tags

Here are my two youngest, Caitlin, 5, and Aaron, 4, getting to work on the 3D Christmas tree. There are loads to colour in on here from robins to holly leaves, stars to presents. The kids did a bit everyday after school and nursery. 

colouring in the eggnogg 3D Christmas tree

After you have finished colouring it in you need to fold it up. just follow the instructions and there is also a video on the website to show you how. Here is one side finished

Eggnogg colour in Christmas 3D tree

Eggnogg have loads of other great colour in items for anytime of the year. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest 

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Sip & Learn - Become a Wine Tasting Expert

Sip & Learn - Become a wine expert


Sip & Learn is a 12 month course which helps you learn about wines while sampling a bottle or two a month.  Every month for 12 months you will receive 2 bottles of wine along with a booklet containing all you need to know about the wines


There concept is very simple:

- bringing together great wines with the knowledge to enjoy them best
- Every month we send our customers 2 bottles of wine around a specific theme, together with a comprehensive and fun educational booklet
- We source our wine from small producers - bringing great value for money.



A subscription is £30 a month and is non-binding, which means you can cancel at anytime.
This would also make a great gift for a wine lover.

You can also find Sip & Learn on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest

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Friday, 19 December 2014

Stunning Jewellery for the Perfect Present


Are you still looking for the perfect present for her? look no further than The Luxury Jewellery Company. They have some really stunning pieces, Like these beautiful Love Live Dance Sing Bracelets. Aren't they just stunning? 

They read :

LIVE - As though heaven is on Earth

LOVE - As though you have never been hurt before

SING - As no one can hear you

DANCE - As though no one is watching you




Or how about this lovely crystal jewellery Set?


It comes in a luxury pouch and contents a necklace, bracelet and earrings. The necklace and bracelet are both stretchy and are comfortable to wear



I like the engraved bracelet set as everyday jewellery but the crystal set I will save more special occasions.
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