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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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Bringing in the New Year: Celebrating the start of 2020

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The new year is upon us and January is now in full swing, so how should you be keeping the celebrations going? There are all sorts of traditions across the globe that go years back to get people the world over into the new year spirit. With 2020 being the start of a new decade, there’s no better opportunity to wipe your slate clean and start as you mean to go on for the year and the decade to come. New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day Traditions New Year’s Eve marks the beginning of a day of excitement as the build-up...

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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 Traditions: Getting festive in time for the big day

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There are many Christmas traditions that we all share, but each and every family also have their own special Christmas traditions that have evolved over the years. It’s these Christmas traditions that we look forward to throughout the year, allowing us to spend time with our families and spread some festive excitement. There are plenty of different Christmas traditions which run throughout the month, and those which always take place on Christmas day. You might have stuck to the same ones every year, but there are always more exciting Christmas traditions which you can add to your family’s repertoire to make...

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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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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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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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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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Gifts For The Season; Putting together the perfect care package

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Sending a care package is one of the best ways to let your friend know you’re thinking of them when they’re feeling under the weather. At this time of year, colds are rife and flus are all around, so make sure you’ve got a care package ready to go if your friends get caught out by a bug. When you’re feeling ill, it’s hard to find the energy to fend for yourself, so a care package will help your friends get back on their feet in no time. If you’re not sure what to put in yours, take a look at...

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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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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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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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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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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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Making Birthday Dinners Extra Special with Restaurant Gift Cards

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Restaurant gift cards are the unsung heroes of every birthday dinner. Wherever your friends like to go to celebrate turning another year older, it’ll make all the difference knowing someone’s already organised it for them. Whether you’re struggling for present ideas or you simply want to make your friends’ birthdays even more special, a restaurant gift card is the present you might not have thought of, letting your friend bask in the glory of their birthday, feeling loved and excited to spend their night with the people they’re closest to. Tucking In Together Going out to eat together is one of the best...

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Writing a Birthday Card: Making it Meaningful

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It’s often hard to choose the right way to give a birthday card. You’ll need to carefully decide upon the right design, the most meaningful words and a number of other details to make your birthday card a powerful one; one that’ll make the birthday boy or girl feel really special on their big day. When you want to really make an impression with your birthday card, take a look at our best tips to make sure you always send a message that’ll make a difference. Choosing The Birthday Card There are all sorts of options when it comes to your birthday card....

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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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Valentine’s Day Ideas: Making your day magical

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The most romantic day of the year is upon us, so if you haven’t already, you need to start thinking about some Valentine’s Day ideas. This special day isn’t all about presents either. Making sure you’ve got some activities planned will make your Valentine’s Day one to remember, putting you firmly in the good books. We’ve got some Valentine’s Day ideas primed and ready, so you can start planning the romance and getting excited about the big day. Getting Outdoors The beautiful outdoors makes for a romantic setting that’s sure to set the tone for the day. You could start your Valentine’s Day...

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Treating Grandma This Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day isn’t just for your mum these days, it’s a time to celebrate all mums, which includes Grandma! There are plenty of gestures both small and large that’ll make your grandma smile this Mother’s Day. Whether you’re looking for gifts for Grandma from yourself, or from the kids to give to their grandma, we’ve got the ideas that’ll make every mum in your family feel special this Mother’s Day. From The Little Kids Often, the little ones will like to make gifts for their grandmas when Mother’s Day comes around, so it’s the perfect opportunity to get creative. Get the crafts...

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Valentine’s Day Gifts To Keep The Romance Alive

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With the big day fast approaching, now’s the time to look out for Valentine’s Day gifts that’ll put you firmly in the good books. Whether you’re celebrating your first Valentine’s Day or your twentieth, it’s still as important as ever to make sure your Valentine’s Day gifts really showcase how much you love and care for your other half. We’ve looked at some of the classics, and also come up with our own ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts and experiences that’ll send sparks flying and keep the romance in your relationship well and truly alive. The Classic Valentine’s Day Gifts When it comes...

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Valentine’s Day: Romantic gifts for him and for her

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Romantic gifts are on everyone’s radar in the run-up to Valentine’s Day, and whoever you’re buying for, you’ll want to make sure they know just how much they mean to you. Romantic gifts should be given all year round, but with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, you’ll need to put in some added thought to meet the mark and make their day. We’ve looked at romantic gifts for him as well as romantic gifts for her, so whoever you’re wanting to impress, we’ve got you covered with our Valentine’s Day ideas. Romantic Gifts for Him If you want to woo your boyfriend, husband or...

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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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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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Spreading Positivity in Times of Uncertainty

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Positivity is something we’re all striving for with everything happening in the world right now. But staying upbeat and encouraging those around you to do the same, is what’s going to help us all get through these trying times together. Positivity comes in all shapes and sizes; through generosity, kindness and through motivation, and spreading positivity in whatever form you find it, is so important right now. Take a look at our tips to spark happiness and positivity in yourself and those around you, both physically and virtually! Finding Positivity For Yourself Spreading positivity can also make you feel better in yourself, as...

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Retirement Gifts: Wishing them well on their next chapter

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Retirement gifts are really kind gestures that show your colleague or friend how much you’ve enjoyed working with them, how much value they’ve brought to the company, and how much you wish them well for the next stage in their life. Knowing which retirement gifts to choose can be tricky depending on how well you know them, but with our tricks up your sleeve, you’ll know you’ve nailed it. Take a look at our ideas to find the retirement gifts that’ll give them a new lease of life. A Real Treat One of the most popular retirement gifts is a new watch. Not...

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Mother’s Day Ideas: Stay at home activities for a day to remember

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Mother’s Day ideas are everywhere we look at the moment, from lunch out to cocktail making. However, what do you do if you’ll be staying at home this Mother’s Day? From breakfast in bed to couch karaoke, there are plenty of Mother’s Day ideas to make the day a success without even setting foot outside your home. We’ve put together some Mother’s Day ideas for families who will be staying in the comfort of their own homes this Sunday, so you can make sure your mum still feels truly special. Indulging in Some Tasty Treats Staying at home is the perfect opportunity...

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Christmas Is Coming: Gifts for grandad that’ll leave him grinning

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Gifts for grandad certainly shouldn’t be forgotten this year. Although there might not be anything he asks for, that’s no reason why your gifts for grandad this year shouldn’t be special treats for him. Even if there’s nothing he needs, there’ll be plenty of gifts for grandad that’ll leave him with a grin on his face this Christmas. Whether it’s a treat to eat or a reminder of a special memory, gifts for grandad don’t need to cost the earth. Just put in a little bit of thought and your Christmas gifts for grandad will make his day. That’s why we’ve...

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Mother’s Day Gifts To Show Her She’s Special

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Mother’s Day gifts are reaching the forefront of everyone’s minds as the big day creeps up on us. You’ll want to find Mother’s Day gifts that she’ll actually use, but that will also show her just how much she means to you and how much you appreciate everything she’s done for you. Your mum deserves to indulge in something a bit special, that’ll make her feel great, so take a look at our suggestions to really show your mum how loved she is with your Mother’s Day gifts. Indulge In A Bit Of Luxury Mother’s Day is all about showering your mum...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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