2018 Christmas Gift Guide for Pets

Our pets were really our babies before our daughter was born. We have cats, fish and a turtle. We also have a family dog, that we spend time with. I love to treat our pets, as I do the rest of our family, at Christmas time. Today I want to share with you a selection of the items that we will be gifting to our family pets, in my 2018 Christmas Gift Guide for Pets.

2018 Christmas Gift Guide for Pets

Our cat Izzy really is the Queen of all of our pets. Izzy is the first to be fed, even over her cat sister Jasmine. Izzy was diagnosed at birth with a heart defect, and we expected her to die a long time ago, but she keeps ticking over and living the lazy life. This shark pet bed, from Cool Stuff, is perfect for her. It has a large opening, giving her lots of room to climb inside, and it’s super soft inside. The bed within is removable, which is perfect for giving it a weekly refresh. You can even press this down flat if need be, to store it away. It says that this is hand wash only, but I’ve already washed it on a hand wash cycle in my machine and it has held up great! I love how easy this is to wipe over too.

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2018 Christmas Gift Guide for Toddlers

This will be Daisy’s 3rd Christmas this year, and in that time we’ve had another new baby in our family too. This means we now have 15 nieces and nephews! Wowser! This makes Christmas an expensive time, with lots of little ones around to join the chaos of family time with a large family. This year I want to share with you some of the items we will be gifting with our 2018 Christmas Gift Guide for Toddlers.

2018 Christmas Gift Guide for Toddlers

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2018 Christmas Gift Guide for food & drink lovers

Christmas for me is about spending time with family and having good food & drink. Whether that is buying in a fantastic Christmas hamper of meat, to take the strain off the shopping, or cooking up a storm in the kitchen for weeks in advance, I just love good food and family time. Today I want to share with you a selection of gifts for the food & drink lover in your life with my 2018 Christmas Gift Guide for food & drink lovers. This guide also features great food & drink ideas for your own home during the festive season.

2018 Christmas Gift Guide for food & drink lovers

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Self-care gifts this Father’s Day with Braun Series 3 Proskin

Dads really are wonderful. We hear a lot in the news about Mums, and parents in general, but Dads, and my own husband who is also a Father, will always be close to my heart. My husband works 12-hour shifts, comes home and cooks the dinner, fixes broken toys, comforts Daisy when she is upset in the night, supports me through the difficult times in life and all with barely a moan. Dads, much like us Mums, often forget to find time for self-care and a little pampering. I like to encourage my husband to look after himself, both physically and mentally. We try to support one another in finding time to eat well, exercise and look after our bodies. For my husband this means going out for a run several times a week, packing healthy snacks at work and looking after his appearance. Today I’m sharing with you some of the products I will be gifting him this Father’s Day to help Thomas put his own needs first for a change.

I know, if I asked Thomas, that he would say he doesn’t need anything for Father’s Day. He would love a card, featuring a personalised doodle from Daisy, but I want to give him something more this year. Being able to find a little time to look after yourself can be so good for your soul. I love nothing more than a face mask or a long soak in the tub at the end of a long day. I know for Thomas that escaping to the bathroom to trim his beard, or running down by the River, are two things that he loves to do to help feel better about himself.

We live in a small home, so space is at a premium, which is why this Father’s Day gift guide features space-saving products that will give my husband a chance to look after himself without using up lots of space. I’ve chosen items that I know he is going to love using and appreciate, throughout the year, not just for a short amount of time.

Self-care gifts from Braun

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This Father’s Day buy a better gift with BuyAGift #buyabettergift

Father’s Day is rapidly approaching and I want to spoil the Fathers in my life; my husband who is a Father to our daughter Daisy and my Father-In-Law who is dependable and has given me lots of sound life advice in the 10 years I have been with my husband. Today I want to talk about Father’s Day, how you can buy a better gift and you could even WIN a Father’s Day prize for the Father in your life!

Living Arrows 33/52 - Daddy and Daisy together

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