Feel good gift giving · The unusual

The gift of feel-good gift giving (if that’s not a tongue twister I don’t know what is)

I love discovering new places for gifts through any means possible. If I go to a craft fair my handbag can become a collection of business cards and flyers of places where I need to buy gifts from (sometimes I do buy but sometimes they do get a second look and end up in the… Continue reading The gift of feel-good gift giving (if that’s not a tongue twister I don’t know what is)

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas · The unusual

Putting on my elf hat (also known as helping out with gift ideas)

So, you might have figured out by now that I donate a (very) significant amount of time to buying presents and gifts that are that bit different, that bit unique, and that bit (hopefully) right for the lucky (again hopefully) gift recipient. I do, on occasion, help other people think of ideas (or I end… Continue reading Putting on my elf hat (also known as helping out with gift ideas)

Food, food, and more food · It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas · Visits

Falling in love….with Liberty London

I feel like I should apologise for the space in between posts (as other bloggers tend to do) and I am sorry (mainly for myself as the views are yet to hit the tens of figures) as I love buying gifts and I really am going to end up scrabbling around for gifts in December… Continue reading Falling in love….with Liberty London

Alcofrolic alcohol · handmade or homemade

Homemade Cherry Liqueur or an attempt at Black Forest Vodka

I was recently given a small mound of sour cherries (or I guess dessert cherries?) with the suggestion I use them for Christmas (yes, I am afraid I am already thinking of that time) presents. And well, I liked that idea. I have previously made homemade raspberry vodka and homemade blackberry rum for Christmas gifts… Continue reading Homemade Cherry Liqueur or an attempt at Black Forest Vodka

handmade or homemade · Wrapping paper

Is it all about what you buy? Wrapping paper ideas to truly make a gift special

OK, so I might be over-selling it slightly with that post title BUT I do love looking at wrapping paper ideas and working out what I can put together myself. I like the gifts I am giving to not only be extra special for that person but to also be presented with a bit of… Continue reading Is it all about what you buy? Wrapping paper ideas to truly make a gift special

handmade or homemade · The unusual · Visits

I love you more than cheese (potentially)

I recently took a trip to Liverpool (it being only 30 minutes away from Mum and Dad’s in North Wales) and this is where I discovered that I love you more than cheese. Wait no, that’s not quite right, it is where I discovered a hidden gem (to me anyway) of a shop called MYNE… Continue reading I love you more than cheese (potentially)

Alcofrolic alcohol · Finding gifts for the awkward

Brilliant Beer Gifts thanks to Two Guys from Brussels

I wrote about how choosing a Father’s Day gift for my lovely (but awkward) Dad was a bit of a ballache (to say the least). Luckily the gift of beer didn’t let me down and thanks to Two Guys from Brussels I managed to put together fantastic beer gifts for my Dad. I’d found Two… Continue reading Brilliant Beer Gifts thanks to Two Guys from Brussels

handmade or homemade · The unusual

A Welsh passport (because sometimes one is needed!)

I think I have mentioned that I have two adorable (yes I am biased) nephews who live Oop North with my Big Brother and Sister-in-Law. And they are of the age when a little fun goes a long way – such as a Welsh passport. I made my eldest nephew (the adorable Benjamin) a Welsh… Continue reading A Welsh passport (because sometimes one is needed!)

Subscription gifts · Vintage, antique, or just plain old

Read all about it with a book subscription?

I love reading and will generally read anything (although some books take me longer than others to get through – I know you know what I mean!). I also have lots of family and friends who also enjoy reading (although some of my family and friends are more time restrained than me, something to do… Continue reading Read all about it with a book subscription?

Finding gifts for the awkward

Father’s Day gift ideas also known as a right old ballache

Father’s Day is a right old ballache (and I don’t even have any balls) of a time to find the right gift idea. I love my Dad. A┬álot. But trying to think of father’s day gift ideas is easier said than done for the man who tells me not to buy him Star Trek (despite… Continue reading Father’s Day gift ideas also known as a right old ballache