Advent Competition Day 3 – £50 to spend at Spartoo

It is day three of our advent giveaways and today we have £50 for you to spend at Spartoo! I find them to be a fantastic brand – plenty of affordable and great quality items! Have you checked them out before? Have you ever bought from them before? If not, you are missing out – and you won’t want to miss out on this absolutely fantastic prize.

As always, I’m running this with Sarah from Life In A BreakDown who regularly talks about Spartoo so head on over to her blog to see what all the fuss is about!

Spartoo

If you haven’t heard of Spartoo before, let me tell you a little about them.

Spartoo was set up in 2016 by three friends; Boris, Paul, and Jérémie, who at the time were recent university graduates and dreamed of owning an online business together. The name, if you weren’t sure is a reference to Roman sandals, with an added O.

Back then they kicked off the business with a team of less than 10., yet now employ over 180.

4 Things Under £50

When I see competitions for a set voucher, I often wonder what I can buy?! Well let us share with you some ideas.

Desigual Bols Polaris Toulouse

With a huge range of bags for under £50 on the website it was hard to pick just one to include. However, the vibrant colours and eye-catching designs of this one landed it, its slot.

Coolway Pissto

If you haven’t heard of Coolway they are a brand known for stylish shoes and don’t these just fit the bill perfectly. Made to a derby style the Pissto, not only look sleek and comfortable but add a little bit of height to you as well.

Rondinaud Rimarde

The weather is certainly starting to feel cold and slipper season has well and truly arrived. You might be surprised to learn that this pair come in at just £29.99, leaving you extra pennies to spend on something else.

Vila Vieverly

Is clothing more what you are after? Then you still won’t be disappointed. Just check out this lace details blouse. Which fits right into the box of costing less than £50. Honestly your going to find this a hard voucher to spend.

Competition

I am sure you are all thinking how can I win though now! 

Well wonder no longer as all you need to do is head over to the Spartoo website and let us know using 8 words or more:
If you were the lucky winner what would you spend the voucher on and where would you wear it?

Please remember as this competition is running over multiple websites to not only leave your name in the Gleam widget but also let us know which website you entered via so we can track down your comment.

Extra T&C for this competition: You must have a registered Spartoo account to receive the prize as it will be added directly to your account.

 

Advent Day 3 Spartoo

Advent Competition Day 2 – Haribo Bespoke Supermix Snuggle Pod

How cool is this fantastic bespoke Supermix snuggle pod? I’m so jealous, I’d love one for myself! So fab that myself and Sarah are able to give this away to one of you!

HARIBO has unveiled an even creamier, soft, smooth and squishy HARIBO Supermix!

To celebrate the variety of comforting moments that come from eating the Jelly Men, Milk Bottle, Ice-Cream and Sheep pieces that are available in the mix, HARIBO is offering one lucky fan the chance to win their very own limited edition Supermix Snuggle Pod worth £250!

Just like Supermix, the snuggle pod brings to life the comforting feelings that the new, creamier treats provide and offers the perfect opportunity for a #SupermixMoment of comfort.

Supermix now boasts vibrant colours and creamier flavours; experience the new lemon meringue and peach flavoured Little Jelly Men and delicious vanilla in the Sheep and Ice-Cream treats. You can also enjoy popular raspberry, blackcurrant and apple flavours, in vibrant pink, purple and green colours.

To enter let us know using 8 words or more:
If you were the lucky winner where would you put your Haribo Snuggle Pod and who would you snuggle with?

Please remember as this competition is running over multiple websites to not only leave your name in the Gleam widget but also let us know which website you entered via so we can track down your comment.

Bespoke Haribo Supermix Snuggle Pod
For more details about HARIBO Supermix and the rest of the range, please visit www.haribo.co.uk.

Advent 2018 Day 1 – Lily Charmed

Can you believe we are in the throes of advent competitions once more? If you thought myself and Sarah wouldn’t be running ours, no need to worry – we’re back again! We’ll be posting our advent comps on the working days of the week, taking a break at weekends. I’m happy to say we are starting our 2018 advent competitions with a fantastic prize from an amazing brand, Lily Charmed. You may have seen them feature quite regularly over on Sarah’s blog and they have been mentioned occasionally both on here and UK Lifestyle Hub too.

I can’t quite believe it is December already. That means a busy busy month for me – Jack is seven tomorrow, can you believe that? Celebrations all round I think – and what better way to celebrate his birthday month and the festive season than some fantastic competitions?

So what have we got for you today? Some beautiful necklaces from Lily Charmed.  But first, let’s find out a little more about the company..

Lily Charmed

If you have heard of Lily Charmed before I have to ask; have you been over to their website of late? Because if so you may have noticed they have had a makeover and doesn’t their website look absolutely amazing!

Streamlined, sleek and easy to navigate is the order of the day, I have to say!

For those of you who are new to Lily Charmed, let me tell you a little about them.

They are at the heart, a family business. Set up by Lucy Lee at her kitchen table, right here in the UK. She now works alongside her husband Johnathan, sister Jessica and cousins; Becky, Poppy and Emma.

They pride themselves on their quirky designs, which are completely different to ones you will find elsewhere.

I mean they sell a custard cream charm! IT IS FABULOUS!

  1. 2018 has been amazing for this company! After all, they opened a flagship store in China and were seen being worn by Jodie Whittaker while promoting Doctor Who! That’s without mentioning Lucy Lee presented Lily Charmed on QVC and SOLD OUT!

Lily Charmed for Christmas

Lily Charmed offers jewellery for all occasions, be it a birthday, anniversary or just because for you or a loved one, you are sure to find something to love.

What’s more, they completely come into their own over the Christmas period, offering the chance to include personalised cards (something they do offer all year around as well), with certain jewellery pieces. It means you can really offer your family or friends something really special and signed just for them.

Lily Charmed Competition

Of course, I mentioned a competition.

Lily Charmed have kindly offered us their Pear Necklace and Turtle Doves Necklace, in homage to the first two days of the 12 days of Christmas.

For this particular competition, we will be drawing two winners, with the first name out of the hat choosing which necklace they would like and the second receiving the other. 

So how can you enter? Well you need to do is pop over to the Lily Charmed website and let us know using 8 words or more: 
What item that Lily Charmed sell do you like the most and where would you wear it, or who would you gift it to. 

Please remember as this competition is running over multiple websites to not only leave your name in the Gleam widget but also let us know which website you entered via so we can track down your comment. 

 

Advent Day 1 Lily Charmed

What to buy someone who has everything this Christmas

As the song goes: ‘it’s the most wonderful time of the year’. The little ones in your life will be looking forward to Santa providing them with an abundance of presents, but what about the adults? It can sometimes feel like an impossible task to buy a gift for someone who appears to have everything. However, here, with gas company, Flogas, we run through a range of ideas to spoil your loved ones with this year:

Hot air balloon ride

While you won’t be heading out to use a gas-powered hot air balloon on Boxing Day, it’s certainly a present you can take advantage of once the weather picks up. It’s also likely to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience to tick off the bucket list. While it could be a bit pricy, there are deals to get yourself up in the air for close to £100, with take-off spots all around the UK. To make it that extra bit special, why not book a trip to watch the sunrise?

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Track day

If you need to buy a gift for a motoring fan, set them free in their favourite sports vehicle. There are many track day experiences available up and down the country with a selection of motors available to quench even the biggest thrill seekers’ thirst for excitement. Rev their engines as they sit behind the wheel of some of the finest automobiles known to man.

Survival weekend

Does your recipient think they are good at everything? This is the ultimate day out that will truly push them to the limit. Do they watch Bear Grylls’ The Island and consider applying? If so, send them on a weekend’s survival course first and see how they fare. Let them battle the conditions and fend for themselves in the wilderness. They will learn new survival skills and really test their mettle.   

Floatation tank therapy

While some claim this is just an expensive bath, it’s actually a whole lot more! This relaxation chamber is full of Epsom salts which are renowned for their health and beauty benefits. So, why not present the gift of stress relief this Christmas, thanks to this pod’s magnesium content. The soothing music that plays for the hour-long session allows the recipient to drift into a near-meditative state of calmness which washes all the negativity away.

Name a star

For just £10, this gift is perfect for those on a tight budget. With a ‘name a star’ present, you’ll be able to choose a name to be registered in the Intergalactic Star Database which will then have a unique number solely for the recipient. It’s a gift that is out of this world – literally!

Karaoke kit

A Lucky Voice karaoke kit is perfect for those who enjoy a sing-along. From £60, your lucky recipient can sing to their heart’s content with thousands of tracks available. It’s a great gift to be able to pull out when you are entertaining. See who would be the next X Factor winner, and who Simon Cowell would throw his straight-to-the-point put downs towards.

Sweet tree

If you want to stay away from an activity gift, why not tickle their taste buds instead? For approximately £24, you can purchase a personalised Haribo tree! With a chocolate stalk and an abundance of the sweet manufacturer’s finest jellies, this 25cm tree is entirely edible. It could be the perfect accompaniment for the recipient to take to work to save them venturing to the vending machine.

While there is an endless amount of ideas out there, hopefully this quick guide can help you to choose something to buy for someone who has everything! Remember, Christmas is a time for giving, so spend every moment you can with your loved ones and enjoy the festive period!

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Choosing The Right Christmas Gifts For The Men In My Life

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Now I don’t know about you but I’m really starting to panic about Christmas. I’ve got some gifts sorted  – a few things each for the kids, a couple of things for my mum, something for Steve’s mum and a couple of things each for Steve’s dad and brother – but I’ve got absolutely nothing sorted for Steve. I’m not sure if it is just me but I always struggle to buy for the men in my life.

When my Dad was alive, I used to opt for the same things every year because that is what he asked for – if he had asked me to surprise him, I wouldn’t have known where to start. I actually had some ideas for Steve a couple of weeks ago but Steve saw some fantastic deals on some things he wanted online and got them for himself… the exact same things I had planned to get him for Christmas. Back to the drawing board I went.

Something I have been considering for Steve and perhaps as an extra gift for his brother – and perhaps even some of the kid’s clothing for Jack – is the clothing available at Dsquared clothing.  The brand was formed in 1994 and is the brainchild of Canadian twins Dan and Dean Caten. They offer fashionable and affordable clothing and accessories; accessories being something they are well known for. Something that I think either Steve or his brother would like in particular a Men’s Dsquared cap – they’re cool and fashionable and something either of them would wear. Neither of them really wear designer items but as Christmas is a time for giving, it would be lovely to gift them such a nice present.

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As well as some fashion clothing and accessories, I’m considering getting Steve some aftershave as what goes better with some new clothing than a lovely new fragrance to go alongside it? The problem is that Steve is so blase when it comes to what he wants and what types of fragrance he likes that I generally tend to wing it when buying an aftershave and hope for the best!

Finally, I’ll have to get him some edible gifts I think – we always get him a massive Toblerone from the kids every Christmas so that will have to be bought and I always get him some cheese and chutneys because I know he loves them and it is something he will enjoy. However, I want to think a little outside of the box this year too and get him something that he will love that is also a big surprise for him.

Do you find gift giving difficult sometimes? Is there anyone in particular that you find it hard to buy for? I swear Steve is always hard to buy for but every year, there’s always someone else that I am completely stumped on. This year it’s me – family keep asking what I want and I just don’t know. Here’s hoping I can get my gifts sorted for my family and friends and maybe, just maybe, I will end up working what I want too.

What gifts are you giving this Christmas?