gift guide


The Ultimate Affordable Gift for 5-year-olds to 9-year-olds 18

The Ultimate Affordable Gift for 5-year-olds to 9-year-olds is a paid collaboration with Banjo Robinson. Buying a good gift for children can be a real challenge, buying one that is affordable, fun, educational and engaging all year round sounds pretty much impossible doesn’t it? Especially when you don’t want to add to the pile of “stuff” that kids often have nowadays. So let me introduce you to the ultimate affordable gift for 5-year-olds to 9-year-olds and even better it is perfectly unisex and gives something every month of the year from £2 a month. Meet Banjo Robinson, the globe-trotting cat that will send a letter and activity pack to the child […]


Perfect Gifts for Grandparents and In-Laws 7

Perfect Gifts for Grandparents and In-Laws has been updated for 2023. 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.


Over 100 Gift Ideas for Quilters

What do quilters really want for Christmas? Well, we have the ultimate Gift Guide for Quilters with ideas for people who sew including notions, books, t-shirts, organizers and other unique ideas. Something for every budget to find the perfect gift for your favorite quilter whether that be a print for their sewing room or a new sewing machine (if you are feeling generous)!


Famileo – A Great Gift For Grandparents

Famileo – A Great Gift For Grandparents is a paid collaborative post, however, as always all opinions are my own. I don’t know about you, but my inlaws (the boys’ grandparents) are still pretty old-school and even though they have a tablet, they love a newspaper and that is the genius behind Famileo. Famileo is a family newspaper that gets sent to the recipient on a monthly basis populated by the rest of the family.


An Amazing Book for Tween Reluctant Readers from Night ZooKeeper

An Amazing Book for Tween Reluctant Readers is a paid collaboration with Night Zookeeper: Escape from Conform Prison #mynzkhero  which is the only create your own adventure story featuring your child own drawn superhero. Being a mum to a reluctant reader means that I am always on the lookout for ways to encourage children to read and engage them in books and words and that is why I adore the Night Zookeeper range. Your child might already be aware of the amazing books by Joshua Davidson which introduce them to the importance of creativity and friendship


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.


Top Gifts for Teen Girl or Niece 2023 3

Top Gifts for Teen Girl or Niece has been updated for 2023 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 18 and the other 22.


A Candle Lovers Gift Guide 2023 4

A Candle Lovers Gift Guide has been updated for 2023. Do you have someone in your life who 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 2023. I have been working from home now for 16 years and my husband has also worked from home during lockdown and now I have my eldest Hybrid working so he works from home a couple of days each week. So we put together a gift guide for people who 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!


Fabulous Ethical and Plastic Free Gifts

Fabulous Ethical and Plastic Free Gifts have been updated for 2022. Buying gifts can be a challenge at the best of times, but buying meaningful and ethical gifts can be really hard. So I have got together with my boys’ to bring you this amazing Ethical and plastic-free gift guide for all the family These are not gifts that will be forgotten about once the festive season is over, these are things that will be used and replaced and also will not hurt the planet. Also, make sure you signup for &Keep’s newsletter as you get 10% off your first purchase.


Engaging books for reluctant readers aged 8/9 12

Even though we have read to or with the boys most nights since they were born, Maxi has been a reluctant reader for as long as we can remember.  However, Mini was a very early reader and has devoured books since he could read his first word. It has been really hard to find books that engaged Maxi, he was always a competent reader, but just didn’t want to read for fun.  I have to admit that it baffled me.  What was I doing differently with Mini and how could I apply it with Maxi?