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Christmas Treats: Spreading excitement for the big day

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Christmas treats are part and parcel of what makes Christmas so magical. Whether it’s Christmas treats for the little ones or for the grown-ups, there are all sorts of festive delights at this time of year. Since so much of Christmas time is about indulging, there are countless Christmas treats focused around great food and delicious drinks, but there are also plenty of Christmas treats to wear, read or simply enjoy over the season. We’ve explored all kinds of Christmas treats so you can make this Christmas the most exciting festive season yet. Treats For The Little Ones Not too surprisingly, Christmas treats...

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Christmas is Coming: Gifts for dad that’ll blow him away

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Gifts for dad this Christmas don’t need to leave you spending hours trawling around the shops, all he really wants is a thoughtful gesture that might taste nice, be a bit of fun or come in super handy. You’ll know your old man better than anyone, so when it comes to gifts for dad, think about what he enjoys the most. Gifts for dad should be something he’ll enjoy using, so put your thinking hat on and have a read of our ideas that are sure to make great gifts for dad. Christmas Clothes There are no gifts for dad better than a...

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Fun Stocking Fillers: Keeping the magic alive

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Stocking fillers used to only be for the kids. But now, more and more of us are realising just how much fun stocking fillers are; for our mums and dads, partners, brothers, sisters, and even dogs and cats. The excitement of receiving lots of little presents which come in a big festive sock gets us all in the mood for a magical Christmas Day. Whether you’re looking for stocking fillers for your own little ones or the big kids in your life, we’ve pooled some ideas to make Christmas stockings the most exciting part of the day. Festive Food First of all, no...

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Christmas is Coming: Gifts for mum that’ll knock her socks off

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This Christmas, gifts for mum could feel like the most important ones you’ll buy. Your mum does so much for you all year round, so now’s your chance to give her the treats that’ll show her how much you appreciate her. There are no right or wrong gifts for mum; you’ll know her better than anyone, so you’ll likely already have an idea of the treats she’ll like and the things she’ll need. We’ve explored some gifts for mum that are sure to go down well, especially when they come from you. Tickling her Tastebuds Specially chosen foodie treats or tipples are always...

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Sending First Anniversary Gifts That’ll Keep the Romance Alive

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Anniversary gifts are a wonderful way to celebrate the time you’ve spent together as a couple. First anniversary gifts can be quite tricky though. The first present you’ve bought your other half for an anniversary can pile on the pressure. How much do you spend? Do you go romantic or practical? How sentimental should your anniversary gifts be after just one year? There are all sorts of choices and decisions to consider, so we’ve explored some ideas to make first anniversary gifts that bit easier. Firstly, it’s best to decide on a budget, to make sure that one of you doesn’t...

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Christmas is Coming: Finding gifts for Grandma that she’ll really love

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When it comes to gifts for Grandma this Christmas, she’ll likely tell you that she doesn’t need anything. And whilst that may well be true, that doesn’t mean to say that she doesn’t want anything. Finding the right gifts for Grandma isn’t too difficult. You could go along the route of home comforts, or even something that she loves to eat or drink. Often, some of the best gifts for Grandma are the sentimental ones though. There’s nothing more special than reminders of the family she has around her and the memories you all share together, so gifts for Grandma should...

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Brilliant Birthdays: Celebrating with a bang

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Celebrating birthdays hasn’t always been a common occurrence. In fact, celebrating birthdays only came about when calendars were first created, and the celebrations have changed a lot over the years. There are all sorts of theories as to how celebrating birthdays first began. The earliest known mention of a birthday was 3,000 BCE and was referencing a Pharaoh's birthday. Pagans believed that birthdays brought evil spirits, so would light candles and gather around the birthday boy or girl, protecting them from harm with cheers, well-wishes and gifts to ward off the evil spirits. These days, birthdays are a little more lighthearted, and...

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Getting Spooky: Halloween gifts that are all treats and no tricks

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The 31st October is fast approaching and if you’re looking for Halloween gifts, you’ll need to start stocking up soon! Halloween gifts are not something that everybody opts for, but when the kids (and often grown-ups) are big fans of Halloween, a spooky present is sure to make their day. There are all sorts of little treats that you could give on the day, whether that’s for trick or treaters or your Halloween-mad friends. There are certainly the traditional sweets that go down a treat, but getting a little creative with Halloween gifts will make the festivities even more fun. Alternative Halloween...

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Birthday Party Guidelines: The art of not turning up empty-handed

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Every birthday party is different, but they have long been a tradition for both children and grown-ups alike. When you were little, getting a birthday party invitation was one of the most exciting things, and as you get older, birthday party invites become more of a rarity, but what’s the protocol when it comes to gifts? Knowing what to get, how much to spend and whether to even get anything at all when you head to a birthday party could indeed be classed as an art form. We’ve explored some different kinds of birthday party to give you some idea of...

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Thank You Gifts; Truly showing your appreciation

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It’s easy to say thank you, but when you really want to show your appreciation, thank you gifts go a long way towards showing how grateful you are. You’ll come across many people you’d like to thank along the way in life, from teachers and decorators all the way to friends and brothers, so choosing the right thank you gifts can be tricky. We’ve looked into the thank you gifts out there and compiled a list of really thoughtful ideas that will show how much you appreciate the people in your life, and everything they do for you. Something Tasty When sending thank...

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Wedding Gifts: Wowing the happy couple

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If you’ve recently had weddings filling up your diary, you’ll have noticed that wedding gifts are actually becoming more and more difficult to buy than in previous years. It is becoming increasingly common for couples to live together before they get married these days, whereas traditionally, couples would only move in together once they were married, meaning wedding gifts were easy. All they needed was new homeware to fill the cupboards in their new house, so you couldn’t go wrong with a new set of frying pans or bed linen. This is still the case for some couples, however, so it’s...

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New Baby Gifts to Welcome Them Into the World

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New baby gifts are a lovely way to welcome the little ones into the world and into our lives, but how do we find the gifts that will make all the difference to the new parents? There are all sorts of avenues to explore when it comes to new baby gifts. You could go for something for the baby themselves such as a soft toy or cuddly blanket. You could try and make life easier for the new parents with baby monitors and skincare products. Or, you could opt for keepsakes that both baby and parents will treasure for years...

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Going The Extra Mile: Personalised gifts that show how much you care

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Personalised gifts are the exciting and meaningful presents you’ve been looking for to show your loved ones how much they mean to you. As these become more and more popular, there are many more creative ways and styles evolving for you to send personalised gifts. Plus, with the extra thought that goes into them, they can’t fail to put a smile on your family’s and friends’ faces. What makes personalised gifts so meaningful? Personalised gifts are a fantastic way to make your gifts more treasurable. When you hand over a gift that’s been personalised, it makes that gift all-the-more sentimental and all-the-more...

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Birthday Gift Guide: Choosing thoughtful gifts for men

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Choosing gifts for men can be a tiresome task. Whether you’re a man or not, selecting thoughtful, fun and exciting gifts for brothers, husbands, dads and friends can be difficult no matter how well you know them. Knowing for sure what they will like is a tricky business, but with our helpful hints and tips, you’ll soon be confident to adorn all the men in your life with gifts that are sure to make them smile. Something to Wear It’s easy to believe that when it comes to gifts for men, you can’t go far wrong with something to wear. A nice...

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Giving a Gift Card: How to make it even more exciting

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A gift card always makes for a really meaningful present, but with them being quite small in size, not to mention obviously-shaped, it’s a lot more fun to give these generous gifts in a creative way. There are all sorts of different ways that you can make a gift card more exciting to both give and receive. We’ve already explored some of those ways in a previous post, but there are a lot more to discover blow. Use these creative gift-giving methods to offer a present that’s sure to make your loved one smile for more than one reason. Two Presents in...

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Celebrating Love: Sending engagement gifts that show your excitement

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So someone you know has either just popped the question or just said ‘yes’, and no doubt, the engagement gifts will soon be flooding in. But when it comes to engagement gifts, how do you choose what to get and how much to spend, all the while making sure you still show how excited you are for the happy couple? We’ve put together some ideas to help you decide on the engagement gifts that are sure to bring smiles to their faces as they embark upon their next chapter together. Engagement Etiquette When you get an invitation through to an engagement party, the...

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Housewarming Gifts: Offering them something that’ll really make a difference

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Moving house can be a stressful time for anyone, but often, the housewarming gifts received can make the process that little bit more enjoyable. The best housewarming gifts are both practical and sentimental. Giving a gift shows the new homeowner that you’re thinking of them and their new venture, and during this stressful time, they’ll appreciate the gesture as well as the gift, especially when you get them something they’ll actually use! We’ve put together some ideas for you, so you can choose the perfect housewarming gifts that will take pride of place in their new home. Traditional Housewarming Gifts Way back when,...

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Turning Simple Extra Special: Creative ways to give gift cards

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Gift cards are one of the simplest yet most effective presents out there. What makes them such wonderful gifts is that not only does the recipient get to go and choose something that they actually want, but they also get the joy of going shopping for themselves. The only thing left is to make giving gift cards even more fun. You can usually tell when someone has handed you a gift card, but wrapping it in a creative way makes both giving and receiving the gift a lot more exciting. Get Crafting If you love getting your hands dirty, or you just...

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Gift Giving: How to become the master of birthday gifts

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If you find yourself quaking in your boots at the thought of buying birthday gifts, let us guide you through the world of gift giving with a handful of tips and tricks on becoming the master of birthday gifts, whoever the lucky recipient is. With these ideas under your belt, buying birthday gifts doesn’t need to be half as stressful as you thought it might be. With iGiftie by your side, you can find the right eGift or gift card to wow everyone on your birthday list, all year round. Before going shopping If you have a friend or family member with a...

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Graduation Presents: Celebrating their achievements

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If someone you know is about to take the plunge from student life into the ‘real world’, giving the right graduation presents offer you the chance to give them the best start possible to their next chapter. There are so many routes you can head down when selecting showstopping graduation presents that will set them up for the next stage in their lives, but how do you choose the right one for the recent graduate in your family? There are all sorts of aspects to consider when looking for graduation presents; the main thing is knowing what the newly-graduated adult actually...

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