Easter gift ideas

I am pretty much guaranteed to love any holiday that involves chocolate so you can guess that Easter is one of my favourites. When I was younger I used to receive so many easter eggs from friends and family that it would take me months to get through them all. These days it’s not just the yummy treats that I love, it’s all the pretty decorations and gifts that are available to buy. Whether you choose to celebrate with an easter egg hunt around the house or garden with your kids, or just eating as much sweet stuff as you possibly can, enjoy this pastel-inspired holiday.

001. White Chocolate Bunnies Yankee Candle; 02. Happy Easter garland; 03. Pastel Easter Egg Wreath; 04. Children’s Easter Egg Hunt; 05. John Lewis Wobbly Chick Decoration; 06. Easter Eggs Kids Plate; 07. Lindt Gold bunny toy with chocolate bunnies; 08. Yellow Chirpy Chick Sound Soft Toy; 09. Personalised Fluffy Chick Egg Cup

 

Mother’s Day gift sets

I think it’s important to show your mum love and appreciation every single day but what better time to demonstrate how grateful you are to have her in your life than Mother’s Day. You may choose to spoil her with a gift that really gives her the chance to pamper herself, and that’s why I’ve selected a few of my favourite gift sets that will really make her feel special.

1. No7 Restore and Renew Gift Set; 2. Superskin Try-Me Kit; 3. Mandara Spa Amber Heaven Getaway Travel Collection; 4. Benefit b.right Radiant Skincare 6 Piece Intro Kit; 5. Rodial Stem Cell Deluxe Set; 6. Nourish Radiance Body Treats

Thomas Sabo Charms

When buying gifts for significant birthdays, it can sometimes be difficult to think of original ideas as you want to choose something that will really make the recipient feel special. Lucy and I faced that dilemma when picking out a 30th birthday present for our older sister Laura. After much deliberation, we finally decided on a Thomas Sabo charm bracelet, including a couple of charms to start off her collection, a silver skull and ‘L’ initial. We hope to be able to buy her a charm for many birthdays to come, and that each one will hold some sentimental value for her. They’ve got a huge collection on offer, with some great unique designs, and I’ve picked a few of my favourite out below.

All charms can be purchased here.

Willow Tree figurines

Name an occasion and I think you’d be pretty certain to find a Willow Tree figurine that represents it perfectly. Whether you want to say thank you, congratulations, or just want to show someone how special they are to you, the kind words that accompany each ornament will say it beautifully. I have purchased many over the years with the most recent being a birthday present for Lucy named, ‘Two Alike’, that I feel represents our unique bond as twins brilliantly.  With the neutral cream and brown colouring of each piece, they fit seamlessly into any room, so no need to worry about the decor of the room in which they will be proudly displayed.

All figurines above can be purchased here.

Novelty Valentine’s Gifts

Even if you’re not the type to celebrate the most romantic holiday of the year, it’s hard not to get swept up in all the lovey-dovey stuff. Valentine’s Day is not just for those in relationships, you can show your love for plenty of special people in your life, whether that be your BFF or your boyfriend, a small gift can say so much. You don’t have to spend lots to really show someone you care, and the gifts below are the perfect way to put a smile on that special someone’s face.

001. Bamboo Travel Mug; 002. 12 pack red heart shape balloons; 003. Sweetest Valentine Yankee Candle; 004. Lolita Red Hot Wine Glass; 005. Love Heart Globe; 006. Heart Shaped Drinking Straws; 007. Heart Lollies Pack; 008. Heart Shaped Umbrella

DIY: Valentine’s Treat Pockets

Valentine's Treat Pockets

You don’t have to spend a lot of money on Valentine’s Day to show someone that you care for them – it’s far more important to say just how you feel any time of the year instead of buying gifts in February – but if you want to put something small together for someone you love, then this DIY is ideal. There are just a few items needed to make these sweet little treat pockets, and are perfectly sized to pop in a few small bits of candy, some make-up and a love note. You can either use Valentine’s love themed words to adorn the front of the pouches, or personalise them, as I did to one, by using someone’s name. It’s also nice to adjust the placement of the letter tiles, to make them a little different, but those kinds of choices are really up to you!

Supplies

  • Hessian bags/pouches – these ones had little buttons to secure them
  • Canvas heart shapes – I bought these pre-made, but you could easily cut out your own from canvas material
  • Wooden letter tiles
  • Craft glue

Spread craft glue on the back of a canvas heart shape and adhere it to the front of the hessian pouch, pressing down to ensure it sticks completely.

Choose the word you are going to put on the front of the pouches and line the letter tiles up centrally on the heart. Put a dab of craft glue on the back of each tile and adhere to the canvas heart securely.

Wait until the glue is dry and place some treats inside the pouches, closing them up once finished.

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