Thomas Sabo Jewellery | A Beautiful Gift For Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and we’ve been showcasing some items on the blog that we think your mums – or you – would love. Today I have a beautiful piece of jewellery for you – this gorgeous necklace from the Thomas Sabo brand store at

Priced at £99, it is an affordable piece of jewellery that the mother in your life will love. It is a Sterling Silver Cubic Zirconia Together Forever Heart Link Necklace, quite dainty and delicate so perfect for the woman who doesn’t like her jewellery to be too bulky.

I’ve known Thomas Sabo as a brand for many years and have never been lucky enough to own a piece of their jewellery – until now. They have developed a reputation worldwide for their hand finished creations and their stunning silver jewellery.

I am very much a silver girl – I own very little gold and the pieces I do own are sentimental pieces. Nearly all of my jewellery is silver, the odd piece white gold – so this necklace fits in quite well with the rest of my collection.

I was sent the necklace for review and I must say, I’m in love. The necklace features a simple white zirconia heart intertwined into a ring engraved with the words “Together Forever”. This could make for the perfect romantic gift or a loving gift to your mother or daughter. It is designed to represent an eternal bond between you and your loved one.

It has a lobster claw clasp which sometimes I find difficult to do up by myself but this was fairly easy to fasten. The necklace is delicate, feminine and just what I look for in my jewellery. I like my pieces to be understated and add a simple touch to an outfit rather than taking the whole focus.

At £99, this is an affordable gift for the woman you love but if money is a little tight, Very do offer you the chance to pay three monthly payments of £33 and you pay no interest. There is a representative 39.9% APR variable thereafter. They also offer free delivery and returns.

All in all, I am very impressed with this necklace. It’s a good quality, stunning necklace that I am lucky to own for myself. Part of me feels I should give this to my mum for Mother’s Day but it would sure be hard to give it away – so shall I keep it for myself?

Affordable Mother’s Day Gifts From Home Bargains

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We don’t have a Home Bargains close by – well, the nearest store is 10 miles away so about a half hour’s drive so when I do go past one, I do like to head in. This year they have some fantastic Mother’s Day gifts available for all of us shopping on a budget. Want to get more for your money? Then head on over to Home Bargains!

I know that both my Mum and mother in law would be happy to receive some of these items for their Mother’s Day gifts – and it wouldn’t break the bank for us either. So what kind of gifts do they have for you right now in Home Bargains?

Love frame – 99p

This frame is absolutely beautiful and I can’t believe it is only 99p! I believe that both my mum and mum in law would love these – especially as they could put pictures of the kids in them!Scrumptious Sweets Delicious Milk Chocolate Hearts – 79p & Chocolate Lollipop – 59p

Who doesn’t love chocolate on Mother’s Day? You don’t need to buy Mum a massive box of chocolates – these hearts and heart lollipop will surely do the trick.Circle Necklace – £1.99 and Diamond Compact Mirror – £1.99

If your Mum loves a little bit of jewellery or her makeup, these are some great gift ideas. Can you believe that the necklace is so affordable and what woman doesn’t carry a compact mirror in her handbag. These will be much appreciated gifts.Mothers’s Day Bunting 79p and Nan Keyring – £1.29

If you’re planning on doing something special for Mother’s Day, then this bunting is perfect for the decor and so affordable too at just 79p!

This keyring is something I know my mum would cherish – she lives for her grandchildren so would really love this and I’m sure other Nans across the country would too.
Harmony Bath & Body Set

This bath and body set is sure to go down a treat. What mum doesn’t love smellies as a gift? I personally love them as it means I don’t have to fork out my own cash on them. I know that the mums in my life would appreciate this.Cocktail Jar – £2.99

The final gift is something for the cocktail lovers in your life. My mum is a fan of Smirnoff vodka so I know she’d appreciate this gift – it is a glass with the ingredients needed for a Flamingo Berry Cosmo! You’d expect to pay around this amount for a Smirnoff miniature so to get a miniature, a mixer and the glass is fantastic for the price.

These are just a handful of the gifts available for Mother’s Day this year – what would you want out of the above items?

A Beautiful Mother’s Day Gift Idea From GiftsOnline4U

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With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, both Steve and I have been thinking what to get our mums. We’ve finally come to a decision and just need to pick up some cards and some flowers now but it took a while to make a decision. You see, our mums are so incredibly hard to buy for – especially my mum – she’s only just had her birthday and Christmas just before that and now she’s getting more presents. They’re both creatures of habit so we struggle to think of gift ideas.

That’s why we’ve been looking at GiftsOnline4U. They have such a wide range of fantastic gifts, designed to make you smile. You can filter by occasion, by person – there’s even a section for Mother’s Day right now. There are plenty of gifts that can be engraved too so when asked if we would like to receive something for Mother’s Day, I knew exactly what I wanted.

I’d seen a few people reviewing their gorgeous engraved watches and whilst I think they are beautiful, I don’t wear watches enough to justify one. However, when the idea of some personalised Moet was floated, I knew that’s exactly what I would like.

I don’t often get a treat just to myself so was very keen to receive this just for me. Money is a little tight at the moment so I’m not expecting a present from the kids except for a homemade card and a picture – perhaps some flowers if Jack decides to get me some – so I decided this would be my Mother’s Day present to me. However I knew I wanted to get it engraved and when I spoke to Jack, he wanted me to get it engraved with the above message so I did.

This luxury gift looks absolutely fantastic with the engraving. Running your finger over it, you can’t even feel that it has been done, it feels just like the rest of the bottle. The message is engraved into the bottle and then filled in with gold so that your message stands out. You can use up to 90 characters over 3 lines and engravings are done in GiftsOnline4U’s unique font – this can be swapped for an alternative style though if you prefer. All personalisation is done in house.


Priced at £69.99 for a 75cl personalised bottle, this perhaps isn’t the gift for you if you are on a strict budget but if you are looking to treat your mum to something unique that she will really appreciate, then you really can’t go wrong. What woman doesn’t love a glass of pink Moet?

I adore the bottle and I’m actually loathe to open it and drink the contents – I will, of course – I’m planning to do so on Sunday whilst relaxing in front of a film but I will definitely be keeping the bottle afterwards as it is such a fantastic keepsake. The engraving is absolutely beautiful and I love that I have something unique to call my own – sometimes we all just want something that little bit different.

If you aren’t a Moet fan, there is plenty of other alcohol you can get engraved such as Champagne gifts, vodka, whisky, port and even sambuca. If alcohol isn’t for you, GiftsOnline4U have plenty of other fantastic gifts that may take your fancy.

What do you think of my gift? Isn’t it beautiful?

Degustabox | February

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We were recently sent the February Degustabox. After a being a little underwhelmed with the January box, we couldn’t wait to see what this box contained. You can buy your very own box here. So what did we get – and more importantly, what did we think?

There’s such a wide variety of items in this months box – the product of the month this month was Primrose’s Kitchen muesli. What did we think of it?

Primrose’s Kitchen Raw Beetroot and Ginger Muesli – £4.99

I knew as soon as I pulled this out of the box that it would be mine and mine alone – Steve is not a fan of beetroot and I know Jack wouldn’t like the flavours of this. This muesli is the product of the month and is described as a vital and delicious combination of fresh English beetroot, zingy ginger, British gluten free oats and virgin coconut oil.

It is a zingy healthy breakfast option and I loved it. The fact that it is also gluten free is even better as it means my Mum can try it too.
True Nopal Cactus Water – £3.49

I am one of those people who doesn’t really like all the different waters out there – aloe, coconut etc. I always pass them onto Steve. This has half the calories of coconut water and no added sugar. This was refreshing and a great alternative to the stuff we normally drink.
Indie Bay Snacks Sunflower Pretzel Bites Superseeds – £2.49

Now I’m not always the biggest fan of pretzels but I could sit and eat these bites all day. They’re deliciously crunchy and have less than 100 calories per portion – a tasty yet guilt free snack, what’s not to love?
Dr Karg’s Organic Emmental Cheese & Pumpkin Seed Crispbread – £2

Crispbreads are normally something I don’t like but these are ever so tasty – I think it must be the Emmental cheese flavour. These are made with wholegrain natural fire and have no additives.

Haribo Fruitilicious – £1.29 each

Now we were always going to be happy with these. We LOVE Haribo in this house so these were a very welcome addition. They are delicious and contain 30% less sugar than regular sweets but with the same taste. We loved these and had to stop ourselves from eating them all in one go.

The Protein Ball Co. Cherry & Almond – £1.99

I don’t eat protein bars or balls but Steve does, he usually has one after a round of golf so I gave these to him. He loves cherry flavours so these went down a treat. They have a handful of raw pitted dates, free range egg white protein, juicy sultanas and sour cherries. They are said to taste like Cherry Bakewells and they definitely do!Tootsie Roll Midgees – £2.50

We know Tootsie Rolls from across the pond and these were incredible – I had to stop myself from eating loads in one go and I know Steve did too. They’re super tasty but super moreish.KitKat Chunky New York Cheesecake Bar – 65p

We are big KitKat fans in this house – the New York Cheesecake flavour is something Steve and Jack both really enjoy so they shared it together willingly and happily.

Emily Crisps – 99p

I have seen these a lot on Emily Leary’s Instagram so was very excited to try them and I wasn’t disappointed. These crunchy fig banana crisps are made from only the finest and freshest produce and taste amazing. I’m a big fan of fruit and vegetable crisps and these didn’t disappoint.

What would be your favourite item from the box? I’d love to know!


James & The Giant Peach 250 Piece Puzzle | Review & Giveaway

James and the giant peach 250 piece puzzle box

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Jack has recently been reading James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl with his Daddy. Jack is a little bookworm and loves reading to us, reading to himself and us reading to him. James and the Giant Peach is his Daddy’s favourite book from childhood and they are loving reading it together – each taking it a couple of pages at a time so Jack can practice his reading.

Ever since they started reading the book together, Jack has been just a little bit obsessed with the story. He’s watched the film and was recently asked if he’d like to review this puzzle from Paul Lamond Games, priced at £8.95- he didn’t need asking twice.

James and the giant peach 250 piece puzzle boxThis puzzle is 250 pieces so perfect for Jack’s age – it even says on the box ages 6+. He finds jigsaw puzzles with much less pieces far too easy and then finds others with more pieces a little too hard so these are just the right amount of pieces for him. Jack loves doing puzzles by himself but also loves making it an experience with us and he sat down to put together this puzzle with the help of his Daddy.

James and the giant peach 250 piece puzzle in progress James and the giant peach 250 piece puzzle in progress James and the giant peach 250 piece puzzle in progressJack first of all tipped all the puzzle pieces out onto the floor ready to start and then made his way creating the edge. He could see that there was an orange border to the puzzle so ensured that he found all the orange edge pieces and made a frame before filling in the middle with the remaining puzzle pieces.

James and the giant peach 250 piece puzzle completedAfter a couple of hours, the puzzle was finally complete. This is what I love about puzzles – they can keep our attentions for so long. Jack worked attentively on this until it was complete and was so excited when he popped the final piece into place. He’s already taken it apart and started again on it.

We love puzzles as a family – they bring us together and they are something we all love doing as a family. We’re hoping that when we move houses, we’ll have a room that we can use as a playroom and we’ll have a special section set out just for doing jigsaw puzzles – maybe even with one of those puzzle mats. They are fun to do, they keep your children’s minds whirring and when paired with such iconic stories like these, keep everyone interested too.

Jack has already asked if we can buy the other Roald Dahl puzzles available on Paul Lamond Games – and I’m inclined to say yes – and do you know what is absolutely fantastic? We’ve been offered the chance to give one of these gorgeous James and the Giant Peach 250 piece puzzles away to one of you lucky readers!

All you need to do is fill in the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway is UK only and ends on the 18th of March at 23.59pm. Good luck!

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