The Pre-Christmas Declutter

We’re now at the end of November and I don’t really know where the month has gone if I’m honest. It seems like Halloween was only a few days ago and now I need to be thinking towards getting the Christmas tree out of the loft ready to put up and to decorate the house on the first weekend in December. I think writing that has only just made me realise that it’s actually next weekend and I’m in a bit of a panic about it now. Every year before Christmas I like to have one big declutter and clean.

Last Minute Gift Ideas Under £25

Disclaimer: We received these items for the purpose of this post and this post contains affiliate links. All opinions are our own.  You may have seen our other gift guides at the beginning of the month where we brought you ideas for men, women, pre-school children and foodies but if you’re still stuck for ideas here are a few more! All of these gifts are under £25 so great for family, friends or someone in the office! Women Rose gold is very popular right now and the Beautify Dome Heart Light would look beautiful in any room. I think in our

Why The Elf On The Shelf Won’t Be Visiting Our House This Year (Or Any Other)

When it comes to Christmas there are some things that I have very strong opinions about and one of them is the Elf on the Shelf. I don’t know when Elf On The Shelf started but I do know it wasn’t a thing when I was growing up or even when I was a teenager. I think I’ve only really noticed it online for the past 3 or 4 years but it could have been around longer than that. The basic idea of Elf On The Shelf is that in order for Santa to know which children are ‘naughty’ or ‘nice’ he

The Christmas Organisation Fail

Usually by this time of the year I feel pretty smug. This year I feel whatever the opposite of smug is. You see, for as long as I can remember I have been the most organised person when it comes to Christmas. With the exception of 1 year where I thought I would try doing all of my Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve (I don’t know what I was thinking), I have always been done before December. My shopping is usually done, all of my wrapping is done and usually all of my Christmas cards have been written out and

Christmas Gift Ideas For Foodies

I don’t know about you but both me and John (and probably Erin) love getting something delicious to eat or drink for Christmas. I think the Christmas season is all about indulgence and treating yourself, or someone else to something special that they might not have otherwise. This gift guide is full of food and drink ideas for any foodie you’re buying for this year. Sweet treats I know that advent calendars aren’t really Christmas gifts (unless you want someone to open them all in one go). However, I do think they are a nice thing to buy someone ready

Christmas Gift Ideas For Pre-School Children

Last Christmas Erin was just about to turn 2 (on 1st January) and I found choosing her gifts pretty easy. Now that Erin is nearly 3 though it has become a bit harder as she has clear preferences and will say exactly what she likes and what she doesn’t. With that in mind, today I’m bringing you some gift ideas for pre-schoolers! Toys Growing up we always used to get one big present for Christmas every year and something I always remember wanting was a doll’s house, probably because my Nanna had one that was amazing. I’m loving the Bigjigs Blossom

Christmas Gift Ideas For Women

My family is one of mostly women and girls and over the years, I have had to think of a lot of different presents to buy. Today I’m bringing you ideas for gifts for women this Christmas. Gift Experience If you have someone to buy for who maybe already has a lot, doesn’t have many hobbies etc. or maybe it’s just someone you don’t know very well then Buy A Gift could be a great place to look for something. Buy A Gift sell a whole range of gift experiences and one of my personal favourites are the Smartboxes as

Christmas Gift Ideas For Men

Today marks the start of our Christmas Gift Guides this year and today we’re showing off some fabulous gift ideas for men. I have included items that my husband would personally like but I hope you will find some inspiration for the men in your lives. Technology and gadgets John cycles to and from work a lot and it’s 10 miles each way so having a good pair of earphones is a must have. If you have someone to buy for this year who is really active then the Brainwavz S0 Earphones could be a great gift. The sound quality is