Gift Guides


Gilmore Girls Gift Guide 1

These Gilmore Girl Gifts are is dedicated to my bestie Sally. When I was really unwell way back when she sent me every episode of every series of the Gilmore Girls on CD (yes, this was back in the depths of time before streaming services). Stars Hollow became my haven. The place I escaped to and even more it is where I visit when I need comfort and peace. So this is the gift guide for everyone that can smell snow or only like your coffee with your oxygen.


Top Gaming Accessories Your Teen Will Love

Many people, male and female alike, enjoy the fun that can come with playing video games. For your teenager, gaming could be quite a large part of their life. As long as they are still socialising, partaking in exercise, getting the correct nutrition, and doing homework, you may want to support them in their chosen hobby. One of the ways of achieving this can be through looking into the different tools and accessories that could help them to enjoy their gaming sessions that much more.


Best Xmas presents for a DIY dad

If you have a loved one who is practical and creative, they’re often hard to buy for. No doubt if there’s something they need, they’re happy to make it. So, you may be stumped for present ideas. But DIY Dads can always benefit from a new gadget to make their lives and projects easier. And here’s some of the best presents you can buy them and why they’re bound love them.


Perfect Gifts for Crafters 2

But what do you buy for a crafter? What could they possibly want? You don’t want to replicate what they already have. So I am going to share with you my tips and tricks on how to choose the perfect gifts for crafters for 2021. These gifts for crafty people are perfect for inspiring your maker friends—or grabbing for yourself! I adore crafting and I am not alone, so many more people realise that hobbies and crafts are key to a happy healthy lifestyle.


Christmas Gift Guide Roundup 2022

I love giving a good gift. I am not one for quantity over quality and would prefer to give a gift that the recipient would really want. This year I have produced a number of Christmas gift guides, so I thought it would make sense to round them up in one place and update it for 2022.


Perfect Gifts for Grandparents and In-Laws 6

Perfect Gifts for Grandparents and In-Laws has been updated for 2021. I always want to get the perfect gifts for the boys’ grandparents. One of the hardest people to buy for is the in-laws who are now the boys’ Grandparents, well they are in my opinion and even though I have been married over 25 years I still have difficulties in choosing what to gift them. I want it to be meaningful and tailored towards their likes.


Top Gifts for Teen Girl or Niece 2022 3

Top Gifts for Teen Girl or Niece has been updated for 2022. Cool Ways to Gift Your Favorite Niece Who Has Everything with our Top Gifts for Teen nieces even the pickiest teenager will love these. I have two amazing nieces and being a mum to boys it is brilliant to be able to buy girlie gifts and be the greatest Aunty ever. I take so much pleasure in looking for the perfect gift for my wonderful inspiration nieces, one of whom is 17 and the other 21.


A Candle Lovers Gift Guide 2022 4

A Candle Lovers Gift Guide has been updated for 2022. Do you have someone in your life that loves Candles, but you are not sure what to get them, then this candle lovers gift guide is for you. I adore candles and now my boys are older I can use them when they are around rather than just late at night when they are asleep like I used to I think over the years I have developed a keen eye and nose for a good candle.


Gifts people working from Home will really love 5

Gifts people working from Home will really love has been updated for 2021. I have been working from home now for 14 years and the husband has also worked from home most of the week since March this year, so I thought I would put together a gift guide for people that work from home – gifts that they will really love and appreciate, not ones that will go in the cupboard until they can re-gift them!


tween gift guide

Great gifts for Tween Boys, aged 9-12 2022 14

Great gifts for Tween Boys, aged 9-12 has been updated for 2022. What is it about tweens?   They really do not want to write a gift list.  I am just supposed to know what they want, but I know that I am not alone on this as Master Frugal is the same.  So I have been researching what gifts tween Boys really want and there really is something special about giving and receiving just the right gift.


Must have books for Tween Boys 12

Do you have a reader?  I am not going to pretend that my boys are always found with their noses in a book, but I have now got two readers.  One was a reluctant reader and the other was and still is prolific, especially at bedtime!  It is only when I came to put together this list that I realised just how much they both read and how many books we have purchased this year, so here is our must have books for tween boys.

Must have books for Tween Boys

Fab Star Wars Books for kids 1

I have talked before that it can sometimes be frustrating as a parent when you want to instil a love of books and reading in your kids and they are reluctant readers.    Over my years as a parent I have struggled to reconcile the fact that Maxi is not a book worm like I am and that Mini has become.  However, that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t read,  just that he reads in different ways.  I have also learned that I need to find something that engages him and with the new Star Wars movie coming out later this year these Star Wars books really did.

Star Wars Books for Kids

Yvolution Y Fliker Lift

Yvolution Y Fliker Lift Review 12

I am really lucky that I have two boys that take no encouragement to be sporty and active.  They love being out playing with their friends and often only return home if they are hungry or it is dark!   For the last three weeks the MiniMads have been testing out the Yvolution Y Fliker Lift.  Want to know what they thought of it?  Read on…


Save the children club – The MUST HAVE Christmas gift 13

How much do your children know about how other kids their age live in different counties?  I am going to admit that my boys are somewhat sheltered when it comes to poverty and the rest of the world.  I am also going to admit that it is my fault that this has happened, that I have protected them from a lot of the things in the news.  But now they are nine and ten, I feel that they are old enough to learn more about the world and the people in it.

Save the children club