Welcome to our blog. We'll be posting the best gift ideas that we come across and also general chit chat about gift selecting. If you are not familiar with GiftGen, it is a gift suggestion website. You just select a price range, age range and gender to get hundreds of gift ideas. Click here to try it!

Friday 17 December 2010

Is Money Really the Best Gift? - Maybe Not!

There seems to be a growing trend to give money instead of presents, and not just the ‘slip a ten pound note in the card’ kind. This is a lot more organised and pro active. I’ve read a number of articles discussing this, for example “Forget gifts just money say newlyweds” appeared in the daily mail recently and there’s an article on wikiHow called “Ask for Money In Place of a Christmas Gift”. Read Full Article

Thursday 9 December 2010

TreeBlocks - Eco Friendly Wooden Toys

If you're looking for a childs toy that's not only educational, but also eco friendly, then treeblocks.co.uk is the place to head. They've broken their site down into children's key learning stages...
Click here to visit their site.

Saturday 2 October 2010

FREE gift ideas

We're always keen to have as many FREE gift ideas as possible in our database, and in the current economic climate, we feel it's even more important. Homemade or personal gifts can be the most appreciated and cherished of all.

For craft/making ideas try make-stuff.com

For cooking ideas try the North pole cook book

When we can't find a site that helps you with a free idea, then Mark sets up a page at his virgin freespace like these...

Mark's FREE favour vouchers

Mark's printable bookmarks

If you have any great free gift ideas then don't hesitate to let us know

Thursday 1 April 2010

Easter Gifts (or not!)

We're not a big fan of the idea of 'Easter Gifts' which has appeared in recent years ( as I wrote in my article Easter Gifts – Rampant Consumerism or healthy alternative? ).

So, For the traditionalists..

Easter Egg links

However, if you're on the look for chocolate egg alternatives, then we suggest you try these retailers...

Easter Sweets

Personalised Easter Cards

Small Gifts

I've purposely avoided posting any expensive easter gift ideas, as I'm still not keen on the idea!

Tuesday 23 February 2010

An appropriate quote

"The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value."
- Charles Dudley Warner, US essayist (1829-1900)