I think that kindness comes in many forms (I’ve blogged about being kind to yourself before), I also think that it isn’t always easy to be kind (whether it is to yourself or otherwise). Sometimes what seems kind to one person can actually seem like a poke in the eye to another. But that doesn’t… Continue reading Random(ish) acts of kindness: a Valentine’s (or anti-Valentine’s) special
Luckily ruby wedding anniversaries don’t crop up that often (an average of 40 years if the couple make it that far) so this isn’t one I need to think of the unusual, bespoke gift for on a regular basis. However they are kind of a big deal. 40 years is a long time to be… Continue reading What to gift for a ruby wedding anniversary (especially for those people who are a bit awkward to buy for)?
A gift should be for life, not just for Christmas (apologies as I am paraphrasing the line that usually refers to dogs and they are definitely for life). Or at the very least it should be something that satisfies a want or need for more than one day. And there are gifts out there that… Continue reading Subscription gifts, they are not just for Christmas
Everyone I know has been (reasonably) nice so that is the first thing off my list. The second is (hopefully obvious by now) that I want to find those shiny, happy gifts that come from independent businesses making bespoke handmade, homemade, or different gifts. Of course I do buy from the big retailers as well.… Continue reading Finding gift inspiration (also known as I’m making a list and I’m checking it twice)
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)
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)
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)