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    The Lockdown Gift Guide

    With the current uncertain circumstances ongoing in the world and ongoing lockdown, it’s now more important than ever to support small, independent businesses AND pick up the perfect gift to cheer up your loved ones with a little treat through the post! In this gift guide, you’ll find a variety of categorised gift ideas from 31 small businesses which you should support, so let’s get on with it, shall we? Fashion & Beauty Fred Perry Colour Block Sweet – The Devout / 2. “Make Them Smile” Gift – Bare & Bond / 3. Bath Bomb Subscription Box – BathBox / 4. The Dreamer – Native Sister / 5. Jayne’s Marvellous…

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    Practicing Mindfulness with Fidget Toys

    [AD – Gifted] This post contains gifted item(s). Since the start of 2021, I’ve realised that my anxiety has increased and my stress levels have shot up with the ongoing lockdown and uncertainty about the future. However, a chat with a family member and a special delivery of sensory fidget toys from Learning Resources has put me back in touch with the present and made me realise the importance of conscious living again. The sensory fidget toy kit consists of eight toys to calm the mind and body, reduce anxiety and stress and aid with practicing quiet focus. Each of the sensory fidget toys offer a unique experience; I received:…

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    34 Small Businesses to Support This Mother’s Day

    With the current uncertain circumstances ongoing in the world, it’s now more important than ever to support small, independent businesses AND pick up the perfect gift to spoil the most important woman in your life. In this gift guide, you’ll find a variety of categorised gift ideas from 34 small businesses which you should support this Mother’s Day, so let’s get on with it, shall we? Home, Interiors & Decor: 1. Amelie Blue Floral Toile Duvet Cover Set – We Love Linen / 2. Best Dog Mum Mug – Chow Bella / 3. Home Lover Gift Box – Sandwick Bay Candles / 4. Trieste Traditional Patterned Yellow Rug – Land…

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    Splurge or Save? X Rocker Alpha eSports Ergonomic Office Gaming Chair

    My office chair was recently starting to show quite a bit of wear and tear (what with all the days spent sitting on it working from home…) so I decided to splurge on something a little extra luxurious which my back and neck would thank me for in the future! Initially, there were three office/gaming chairs which caught my eye but at the end I settled with the X Rocker Alpha eSports Ergonomic office gaming chair. It’s available in two cool colours; red and grey. However, at the time of ordering, the red was out of stock due to popular demand so I decided to go with the grey. The…

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    A Guide To An Alternative Valentine’s Day: Gift Big, Shop Small

    There’s been a shift in the traditional meaning of Valentine’s Day, which means that an occasion which was conventionally used to celebrate the love for your other half, has evolved to include parents, siblings, friends and more! Therefore, there’s been a huge influx of alternative gifts in the industry and it’s actually become a lot more interesting when shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts! Besides, what better way to cheer someone up than gifting them with something thoughtful during these unusual circumstances and supporting a small business?! Here are my top picks for Alternative Valentine’s Day Gifts – simply click through the links and shop! For Him: 1. London Map Illustration…

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    Emerging Trends For Businesses In 2021

    2020 has been a tough year for everyone especially with the lockdowns and fear of the pandemic caused by Covid-19. It has caused an even bigger impact on businesses and our day to day lives such as how we study at school and how we work our jobs. The top trends which businesses are starting to follow to get the most out of these bad times as well as follow the new government guidelines are: To stay at home & save lives: More and more businesses are opting to let their workforce stay and work at home as much as possible in order to minimise the transmission of Coronovirus and…

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    Festive Gifts For Pets

    It’s that time of year again, however I’ve decided to support and feature small businesses instead of bigger brands in my gift guide this year, because as many of you know, due to the widespread news of Covid-19, many owners have had to cut losses or even worse, close their businesses, which is very unfortunate. So, let’s get straight into it! 1. Go Your Own Way designs and lovingly hand creates a range of limited edition items which can also be personalised to make a unique gift. This laser cut hanging ornament is an exclusive, one-of-a-kind piece, which can be engraved with a portrait of your four legged friend, and…

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    Festive Gifts For Kids

    It’s that time of year again, however I’ve decided to support and feature small businesses instead of bigger brands in my gift guide this year, because as many of you know, due to the widespread news of Covid-19, many owners have had to cut losses or even worse, close their businesses, which is very unfortunate. So, let’s get straight into it! 1. Just Sew Helen is a small business founded by a long term midwife who specialised in high risk pregnancies and baby loss. Paired with an affinity for sewing and a passion for textile art, Just Sew Helen was born to provide hand embroidered keepsakes. The hand sewn Scrappy…

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    Festive Gifts For Her

    It’s that time of year again, however I’ve decided to support and feature small businesses instead of bigger brands in my gift guide this year, because as many of you know, due to the widespread news of Covid-19, many owners have had to cut losses or even worse, close their businesses, which is very unfortunate. So, let’s get straight into it! 1. Rebel Chocolate was established by a former immunologist in a bid to create healthier milk chocolate with 25% protein content by minimising excessive sugars and increasing the amount of cocoa as well as enriching it with lactose-free whey protein isolated from milk. The Christmas gift box would make…

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    Festive Gifts For Him

    It’s that time of year again, however I’ve decided to support and feature small businesses instead of bigger brands in my gift guide this year, because as many of you know, due to the widespread news of Covid-19, many owners have had to cut losses or even worse, close their businesses, which is very unfortunate. So, let’s get straight into it! 1. Founded by a nurse and horticulturalist, Purdy & Figg are on a mission to reduce the number of toxic chemicals we use on our skin and plastic waste around our homes. Their limited edition Christmas gift set is packed with four hand sanitiser fragrances inside a beautiful, handmade,…