5 Ways To Save Money When Buying Presents

Speaking from personal experience, it is really easy to over spend or go over the top when it comes to buying presents for others. If you’re anything like me, and pick things up all through the year when I see them, the loft becomes a great hiding place but it always means I tend to forget what I’ve already bought. This means I end up with more presents than I need and spending more money than I should have. With Christmas in less than 100 days it’s really time to start thinking about ways to save money for Christmas so

Luxury Gift Ideas For Men

John’s birthday is coming up next month and you may have seen us post about some gift ideas a couple of weeks ago. Sometimes when it comes to birthdays you want to receive a gift that isn’t something you necessarily need but something a bit extravagant instead; something that little bit extra. So, here are some luxury gift ideas for men. Experience Days Something that could be a real treat as a birthday gift is some kind of experience day. There are so many options available now from driving days, hot air balloon rides or even a tour around a

Gift Ideas For 3 Year Olds

It won’t be long before Erin turns 3 and with Christmas so close to her birthday, I always try to think about what to get her as early as possible. It’s getting harder now that she shows particular interest in certain things and has favourite television shows so unfortunately, I can’t shop quite as early as I used to. If you have someone’s birthday coming up, or friend’s parties to take presents to, here are some gift ideas for 3 year olds. One of Erin’s favourite cartoons is Peppa Pig. She watches it most days and loves playing with the

Solving Present Problems With Wicked Uncle Big Kidz

When it comes to buying presents there are generally a few websites I go to first. For Erin I absolutely love Wicked Uncle as the choice they offer is fantastic and they always have things I have never seen elsewhere. However, until recently I thought that Wicked Uncle was just for children. It turns out they have something for everyone with gifts for babies all the up to the oldest of adults. Yep, they have gift ideas for Big Kidz! When I first heard about the Big Kidz category I was really excited. Not only do I have John to

Giving Jewellery As The Perfect Present

It’s my birthday in just under a week and I’ll be turning 32. I had to check that though because I’m terrible for forgetting how old I really am. I spent so many years lying about my age as a teenager to get into pubs years before I should have been in them so now it all gets a bit fuzzy. Anyway, it’s gotten me thinking about what I would really like for my birthday this year and jewellery is always a great option! For Christmas in 2016 Mum bought me a charm bracelet, something I have wanted for a

The Problem With A New Year’s Day Birthday

In some ways, Erin being born on New Year’s Day is something pretty amazing. When she’s older I can’t wait to let her stay up to watch the fireworks to celebrate her birthday and I can’t wait for that to be something really special that we can do together each year. However, there are loads of reasons why having a New Year’s Day birthday really sucks! We live in a small-ish town in North Norfolk and neither me or John drive. This means that there are very few options for things to do. For Erin’s first birthday we went into

The Post Christmas Toy Cull

In any normal family with children you know that you’re going to end up with way more toys than you have room for. We’re lucky to have a fairly nice sized house, not massive by any means but probably bigger than we really need. However, when your child’s birthday is on New Year’s Day, you end up with a crazy amount of toys in a very short space of time. Although I cleared out some before we still needed a post Christmas toy cull! Erin received some wonderful toys as presents this year for both her birthday and Christmas and

How We Spent Erin’s Birthday

New Year’s Day is Erin’s Birthday and this year we decided not to do very much at all. Last year Erin had a fantastic farm themed birthday party and it was special but this year we wanted something different. Christmas was extremely busy as we had three family members staying so for Erin’s Birthday we thought it would be nice to have a quiet day with just me, John and Erin. As she had a hectic couple of weeks, Erin had been going to bed a bit later than normal and sleeping in until roughly 8am so she didn’t get up too