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Gift Ideas For The Workaholic In Your Life

If you are still wondering about what kinds of gifts you might be able to buy people for Christmas, it’s not too late to buy some last-minute presents for the people you love. It’s often challenging to know how to actually approach this, but one way is to think about what they tend to really enjoy in their life and then work out how you can support that as best as you can. In this article, we are going to take a look at what you can get the workaholic in your life this Christmas which they will really love.


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Coffee

Usually, those who like to work a lot tend to need something to perk them up in the mornings so that they can get to work as easily as possible. Therefore, this person could be the perfect recipient of some decent coffee, which can actually make for a nice gift in many cases. If you are thinking about doing this, you might want to try and make it as special as possible, for instance you can take a look at some coffee gift sets and see if they work. Or if you want to spend a little more money, you can buy that person some coffee-making tools such as a percolator or a french press. Just make sure they don’t already have one before you buy it.

Snack Subscription

If you get the feeling that this workaholic could probably do with taking a break every now and then, you might want to consider buying them a snack subscription. If you have never heard of this, it’s actually quite simple: it’s just a kind of club where you get snacks delivered each day which you can enjoy at your leisure. For many people, it can prove to be a great way to break up the day, and the snacks can be as healthy or treat-like as you want. For many people, this is going to be a great gift as it is the kind that keeps on giving all year round. And it is surprisingly affordable too.


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Wine Club

This is a great one when you want to make sure that this person is truly letting themselves unwind. With a wine club subscription, they are going to be able to get wine delivered each month - or alternatively, they might be able to put money into the club in order to then use it whenever they want to buy a bulk load of wine. That could come in handy for Christmas next year, for example, or just whenever they next take some time off work. If you are always trying to tell this person they should unwind and relax, a wine club subscription could be the perfect way to make that extra clear.


As you can see, there are some great gift options for the workaholic in your life, so consider each of these in turn if you want to make a difference for them this year.

Its ok to not like christmas

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. This is the time of year you are meant to be happy. The forces happiness season is upon us. Come on paint on that smile and get festive. Well, I am here to tell you it is ok to not be ok at this time of year. If you have been following me for a while you will know why I hate Christmas. If not you can read the post called the last 20 years. There are lots of reasons people do not like Christmas and it is perfectly ok to want to curl up in a ball and want to hide under you duvet. 


It is funny isn't it at this time of year the pressure is on to be the happiest version of your self. To well show no weakness or vulnerability. For me, Christmas represents everything I don't have. It floods me with memories of the night in question or Christmas with the family who abandon me. As soon as that first Christmas song hit the radio I am triggered. Enter the nightmares the random flashback and the feeling of doom. Yes even after 20 years I still get flashbacks. I don't even know If they are flashbacks manifestations my mind has made up or dreams. Either way, they happen. 


One random but maybe interesting fact about me I have a fear of the snowman from the film. The song creeps me right out as does the whole film. I know what you are thinking but no this has nothing to do with the rape. I have had this since I was very young. I am not sure if I believe in premonition but maybe my mind knew to hate something about Christmas and this was it. But whatever it is I can not stand that song or the film or anything to do with it. I once worked the snowman ballet at the theatre and some of the staff would torture me about it. Even making me go on stage with 8 of the bloody snowmen as they rehearsed. To say shock therapy did not work would be an understatement. 


We do not have to love Christmas we are allowed to feel bad. It is ok that it triggers us. No matter what your reason for having a bad taste in your mouth about the festive season I am here to tell you it is ok. Especially this year. Most of us are not seeing our loved ones and everything that was fun about Christmas has or will be cancelled. 


I am not saying I do not have a nice time with my loved ones but I am saying it is a struggle for me. I find it all just a bit hard and harder as I don't want to explain to people why it is hard on me. I mean its not an appropriate conversation with my in-laws. Hey, I want to cry today because 20 years ago I was raped and my family have always been let downs but used this as the perfect excuse to get rid of me. it's just not going to happen, is it? 


What I now do is not put any pressure on myself during the festive season. I do what I want to do. Yes, this year is not ideal. But I still feel blessed I have people around me that love me. I use the festive season to feel how I feel If I am sad that is ok. If I am happy that is ok too. Because this is my life. I need to live it for me and feeling my feeling is an important part of this. I dont think I will ever properly heal from my past but every day I get stronger and heal a bit more.

 

If you are needing any help or need to speak to anyone check out these helpful sites they have helped me in the past. 

Samaritans

Mind

nhs

I want to take a minute to say If you are reading this I want you to realise it is ok to not like or love Christmas no matter what your reasons are. No matter how big or how small your option and your feeling matter. You do not have to paint on a smile. Why should you. Be you! you are strong! You are allowed to feel bad. It is ok to not be ok. It is so important if you are struggling to seek help. Please if you are struggling to speak to someone. If you do not feel comfortable to speak to a family member check out the links about or contact your doctor. You are worth it, you are loved and you matter. 



How to make the best and most affordable christmas cards and gifts

Well we are all not anticipating this Christmas to be this different were we? Wow I mean we are all inside more and we dont want to venture outside. Which is fine we have all accepted it and now we are left with how to fill our time or worse how to fill our family time. We have all exhausted all the normal things like youtube, workouts and baking. Oh my gosh, I love baking but how many more banana breads can one woman make. The answer is I can not make any more without the content sigh from my family. Even the dogs dont get excited about them. I have hit a new low in my baking. So we are in need of something new to fill our time, don't we? Enter my new obsession crafting.


Something you might not know about me is I love giving crafting. I  also love giving gifts. I just love spending time picking gifts and gift cards for special occasions. I just love putting the effort into things for the people I love.  I think giving a little something is just a nice way to remind someone you care and giving something you have spent time making make it so personal. So Christmas time is the perfect time to get crafting right.  This Christmas is definitely the time to get crafting as we have a lot more time on our hand and need to fill that time somehow and especially this year we are all going through a hard time.  

2020 is the time to tell our loved ones just how much they matter and that you will always be there for them.  This crazy world can be busy, Can't it?  We have all gone months without seeing the people I consider my closest friend and family. So I like to really show them I care about them and do something a bit special. 


Today I want to share with you a fantastic little find. Design bundles. This a fantastic market place site which provides digital products such as Graphics, Templates, Mock Ups, Patterns, Illustrations and Craft Files. You might already know this site as it has over 1million happy customers. They have over 150,000 products to choose from. They are experts at connecting talented independent designers with us, discount seeking customers. They have a complete focus on customer service. Which you know is one of my top priority when it comes to buying any product. I was in customer service for years and I really value good honest customer care. 


Let me show you some of my latest favourites Christmas  paper cut template templates I have ordered. .  I love to make these into templates. The following are three designs, I have used to make amazing cards and gifts. I love being able to use digital files to make my own cards and gifts. I love crafting me I am a complete newbie so this helps me so much.  This Paper cut templates give me the freedom to choose the design and style I want to use and  I also get to choose what card style and colour I used too. I actually used different coloured cards for these designs. I'll tell you more about below. The cards and gifts I made I never took photos of but I will show you the mockups I made. As I have already posted them. Oops my bad sorry. 


The Templates are super easy to buy. You just pay online and download the files. It's that simple. 

This is the Merry Christmas design. It is super easy to make this you just buy and download the file. choose the paper you want to use. Print it. Then it is so easy to cut out the design. Just make sure you have really good crafting scissors. It is worth investing in proper crafting scissors for this. They need to be sharp and precise to get the design looking really good. I used this as a Christmas card. I actually made a little mistake when I was cutting and because I have the template it was super easy to reprint another one and start again. This is a great one to get all the family involved to make all your Christmas cards. I used glitter on the inside of the card to make it extra sparkly. 



These are the Christmas paper cut tags. These are gorgeous when you printed on a red and green card. Well on any colour to be honest but these are so pretty. Before I cut out the designs I added glitter to these. I just added a little bit of glue and sprinted some glitter on it and hay presto. Glittery Christmas tags. That you know will up your gift wrapping this year. Thes are perfect if you are being a bit more eco friendly and using brown paper that can be recycled as gift wrapping this year as they really stand out and make it look so pretty and that you made a real effort with your wrapping. 


This is the perfect and most thoughtful gift. This is made using Forest layered paper cut template. All you need to do is print the three templates cut them out and piece them together. I did mine in a different colour to the ones above as I knew they were for a little girls room. It is so cute. Just make and pop it in a frame. It makes the most special gift for a loved one. It couldn't be more simple to make. Not to mention it is so cheap. Let's face it this year has been hard for a lot of us. So saving money is also a winner at the moment. Using this template to make a gift is not only thoughtful but money saving for you. 

The most important thing when giving a gift or a card to make someone's day. You dont have to spend a fortune to make someone smile. I think we can all get a bit caught up in the Christmas hype.  I like to really think of the person I am gifting and make them smile or laugh. 

I find these paper cut templates to be not only a great outlet for my creativity but they save me a fortune too. Once you have them on your computer, you can reuse them as much as you want. You can make anything you want from cards to nice framed prints. I really hope this has got your creative juices flowing and you will consider making your own Christmas gift and cards this year. 

Massive christmas giveaway with prizes worth over £1000

 Can you believe it's December. I know a lot of us are looking forward to 2021 but we still have Christmas to have before we finally put 2020 away. 2020 has been one for the books that is for sure all our worlds have been changed and the new normal is here to stay. There are so many thing to think about 2020. But myself and some of the UK top bloggers what to give you that chance to end 2020 with a bang. 

Here we have a massive colossal huge all the big adjectives giveaway. The Lovely Rowena has put together a fantastic and I am going to say this best christmas giveaway. There is a prize for everyone. The winner are going to be over the moon with the winnings that is for sure. Without further ado Get to entering. I want to wish you all good luck and hope you enjoy this amazing giveaway. 

Christmas Prize Bundle

With Christmas fast approaching, some of the UK’s top bloggers have got together to offer one lucky winner an amazing bundle of prizes for Christmas Gifts this year. We also have a runner's up prize to make someone else's Christmas special too.

With such a variety of prizes this is also an amazing Christmas Gift Guide to help you get ideas for Christmas presents this year. This Christmas Prize Bundle Giveaway has been organised by Rowena of My Balancing Act who has Christmas Gift Guides and Gift Reviews for the whole family over on her blog.

Read on to see what you could win...

First Prize: Christmas Prize Bundle for all the Family

We have an amazing bundle of prizes for our prize winner, something for the whole family. If you are our lucky winner you will receive:

Jose Eber Air Styler

The revolutionary Jose Eber Air Styler is the must have gift for any stylish lady in your life. It utilises a high speed nano fan that propels cool air through a grid around the tourmaline ceramic styling plates. This cool air instantly sets the hair in curls or waves or straightens hair for a smooth look whilst being faster than conventional flat irons. As it's cool air, there's no risk of burning your scalp either!

Venice Pro Ceramic Non-Stick 3pc Saucepan Set with Lids and two Venice Pro Ceramic Non-Stick Frying Pans

This is the perfect gift for any budding chefs in your life and will make cooking Christmas dinner a dream. The GreenPan Venice Pro range is a firm favourite. The hard anodised aluminium exterior is stylish and handy, complete with Magneto induction technology for top of the line hob performance on all heat sources. The Thermolon Infinity Pro coating is enhanced with diamonds and lasts even in the face of intense usage and cleaning. Oh and then there's the riveted stainless steel handles that allow your cookware to safely go into the oven and glass lids that are designed for easy food monitoring without losing the heat. 

This collection can do it all and is the perfect kitchen equipment to make sure your Christmas dinner has the wow factor this year! Dishwasher safe, it will make the clean up job afterwards much easier too! We have Venice Pro Ceramic Non-Stick 3pc Saucepan Set with Lids and two Venice Pro Ceramic Non-Stick Frying Pans for our lucky winner.


Three Aromatherapy Candles by ChilliWinter

We're loving supporting small businesses this year. ChilliWinter is a wonderful small business and they in turn support Hospice UK (Registered charity number 1014851) by donating £3.75 for every 150g candle sold, it's a win win! Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice and palliative care and every year they support more than 200 hospices across the UK who care for over 200,000 adults and children living with a terminal or life-shortening illness

We have three of their beautiful 150g candles from their remedial Aromatherapy Collection for you to choose from. Each blend in each candle has holistic benefits. They not only smell wonderful but will also help your wellbeing too. The perfect gift for a loved one this Christmas. The winner has a choice of Breathe, Calm, Energise, Rest or Uplifting candles. Visit ChilliWinter to choose your favourites.

Personalised Christmas Eve Box from Treat Republic

Bring a little extra magic and sparkle to Christmas Eve this year with a personalised Christmas Eve Box from Treat Republic. These beautiful wooden Christmas Eve Boxes comes in a selection of designs and you are able to reuse the box every year to keep the magic alive.

We have a Christmas Eve Box from Treat Republic (Length: 24cm Width: 18cm Height: 13cm) which you can personalise for your child - or for you - there are also adult, pet and family Christmas Eve boxes available! The Christmas Eve Boxes are available in Small and Large Sizes.

"Live Simply" Colorful Unisex Hoodie

In a world that is constantly going faster and becoming more complex, these gorgeous Live Simply hoodies remind us to return to the simple things in life. This is a great gift for either a man or a woman and the winner can choose the size and colour of the hoodie. It's from inspirational apparel & housewares brand, the Miracle Store, who donates 10% of profits to existing non-profit organisations to help women and children leave, heal from, and rise up from domestic violence.

Winter Hedgerow Jigsaw Puzzle in 250 pieces

Winter Hedgerow is a stunning Wooden Puzzle from Wentworth Wooden Puzzles. This is such an amazing Christmas gift for anyone who loves jigsaw puzzles as it truly is special. All of Wentworth Wooden Puzzles are designed and manufactured in the heart of the countryside in Wiltshire and are made of wood from sustainable sources.

These Wooden Puzzles are more difficult than cardboard puzzles. The 250 piece jigsaw puzzle may sound like a low piece count but it's their most popular size and equates to the difficulty of a 1,000 piece cardboard puzzle. Winter Hedgerow would be brilliant for the whole family to do together or as a thoughtful gift for grandparents.

Lapland Letter from Santa

When it comes to Christmas, a Lapland Letter from Santa will make this year more 'Fantastical' than ever. The Lapland Santa Letters are truly one of a kind, from the moment a child receives their letter the true magic of Christmas begins.

The Lapland Elves would be most delighted to send a Lapland Letter from Santa to a little one of your choice. Santa may even include some Lapland Extras too, but he would need to check his Good List twice to make sure they’re on the list!

Pink Panel Purse from Miss Milly

Miss Milly is the home of gorgeous and reasonably priced, quality costume jewellery and fashion accessories so we are delighted to be able to offer as a prize the beautiful Miss Milly Pink Panel Purse.

With a dusky pink panel on soft grey, this stylish purse is a great gift for any fashionable lady in your life. The purse is made with high quality polyurethane that is very soft to the touch with an imprinted Miss Milly logo. It features space for 10 cards and has a zipped coin section and a photo window.

Tesalate Workout Towel

This is the perfect gift for any fitness lover in your life. The Tesalate workout towel is an antibacterial, odour-free workout towel collection, to encourage people to stay healthy and fit, especially during these uncertain times. They use zinc in the construction of the workout towel fabric and this acts as an antibacterial agent.

We have a fitness towel of the winners choice to giveaway.

KelZo Jewellery

A prize from one of our very own bloggers, Kelly and Zoey, from Our Transitional Life who have launched their own fabulous funky jewellery range KelZo Jewellery which has a wonderful collection of affordable, fun, and quirky designs.

This prize includes: Pride rainbow heart drops, Christmas heart studs and Leopard print oversized studs. Plus a surprise item!

Notes and Clips Stationery Box

This is a stunning Green and Gold themed stationery box by Notes and Clips which makes a great treat for yourself or as a gift for the stationery lover in your life! Each box is beautifully presented and lined with a soft felt base with 8 pieces of green and gold stationery displayed on top, designed by Notes and Clips in England.

The handmade stationery and curated accessories in a stunning combination that will make a fabulous gift this Christmas.

Cufflinks from Miss Milly

This is a wonderful gift for any stylish man in your life, the pair of green round cufflinks from Miss Milly use a bright lime green resin with an aluminium foil backing creating shine and making them really stand out. The cufflinks are 1.7cm in diameter and they are beautifully presented in a lovely silver gift box making them a lovely gift for Christmas.

A Zest for Life Cookbook

A Zest for Life Cookbook has 79 fresh tasty recipes. It will make eating well at home effortless, with easy to prepare and absolutely delicious recipes. From Bountiful Breakfasts, Packed Lunches and Afternoon Snacks to Weekday Meals and Weekend Specials, it's packed with superfoods galore and meals that will keep you full for longer. This collection of clever, nutritious recipes is one that you’ll turn to time and again. All ingredients are widely available and the recipes will help you stay healthy throughout the year.

Dairy Diary 2021

The 2021 Dairy Diary is the perfect gift this Christmas for busy parents to help keep the family organised next year. The Dairy Diary features stunning photography with two beautiful British Butterflies on the front cover. But what the Dairy Diary is really famous for is its recipes. There’s a new one every week.

In addition to the recipes, there is all sorts of interesting information on topics such as the Art of Calm, how to make your own dyes and Gardening for Wildlife. Of course, there’s everything needed to keep organised – a useful notes pocket, dates stickers, reminders, addresses and even gift lists. All of this, and plenty of space to write appointments, thoughts and plans each day. The ideal gift this Christmas!



Thunder Car

Put a smile on any car loving kids face with this powerful small size remote control car with awesome inflatable wheels, the Thunder Car. It comes with two radio-frequencies that allow it to run within a 15-metre range of the controller. So much fun and an amazing gift under the tree!


Vintage round wooden coaster x 2 from SCARAMANGA

Win a set of two vintage round wooden coasters from SCARAMANGA. Each geometric patterned rounded-shaped vintage wooden coaster is handcrafted and sourced from Rajasthan in Northern India. Used inside or outside on a garden table, a pair of these teak hardwood coasters would look awesome.

It's the perfect accessory for a fancy cocktail or quality coffee and makes a lovely Christmas Gift. Each piece is unique and very old - tableware full of real authentic history. Each has a distinctive hand-carved pattern and is slightly different to bring a uniqueness to your coffee table!

Starflower Serum Roller (10ml)

Treat someone special in your life with the Starflower Serum Roller by Londe Botanics, a gently nourishing facial serum with British grown borage (starflower) and chia seed oils, enriched with Vitamin E. This is a natural saviour for all skin types to soften, revitalise and protect.

Made from 100% UK grown and sourced natural botanical oils and hand blended and bottled in England. No additives, no synthetics, Londe Botanics are registered with The Vegan Society and are also a Contributing member of the 1% for the Planet network.

Buzz Snow

Whose dreaming of a white Christmas? Well let's face it, that's unlikely to happen in the UK... But wait, Buzz have come to the rescue to make Christmas magical with Buzz Snow, a polymer powder that when hydrated looks and feels just like Snow, except it never melts!   

Its eco-friendly and non-toxic. It looks like sugar before it is hydrated and after adding water it transforms so it looks and feels just like snow, expanding up to 100 times its original size.

Slime Baff and Gelli Baff

Put a smile on your kids face at bath times this Christmas with these fabulously fun kits from Zimpli Kids. As part of the prize bundle you will receive 1 x Slime Baff and 1 x Gelli Baff from Zimpli Kids.

Kids will love turning their boring bath water into oozy colourful slime or goo. They are ideal as stocking fillers, the perfect product for messy and multi-sensory play and also perfect for cognitive development. Plus they are certified biodegradable, stain-free and easily drain away. Slime Baff and Gelli Baff are now also available in Eco packaging.


Drippy Mona Lisa Black Graffiti Print from Ink & Drop

This is one of Ink & Drop's Twisted History prints, a cheeky twist on the most famous painting in the world, the Mona Lisa! This print looks amazing in a large format or as part of a super cool gallery wall and we can offer our prize winner this Drippy Mona Lisa Black Graffiti Print in your choice of size up to 70x100 cm.

£30 Gift Voucher to spend at Postboxed

Postboxed's gifts are all sent out wrapped with custom gift cards. They are packaged small enough to be posted through any gift-lover's letterbox - perfect for a hassle-free, contactless delivery! You can order on one day but have your gifts sent out on a day of your choice - perfect to get all of your Christmas presents organised in advance! 

Postboxed is offering a voucher for £30 to spend on one of their gift boxes which covers free UK postage. So a lucky winner will be able to choose who to send their prize to - great to send a gift to a loved one you won't get to see this festive season!

Body Art Classic Tattoos

With the Body Art Classic Tattoos you can create glittering tattoos that last up to a week on your skin but can easily be removed with water. It is the easiest and safest way to decorate your body with eye-catching designs and sparkling glitter colours. Each set consists of 50 cool designs and 6 excellent glitter colour pots, allowing you to create dozens of different colour combinations.

2 x SMILEY Blind Bag from HEXA-PLEX 

SMILEY-HALVES feature 22 face variations for you to collect and connect. We have two SMILEY-HALVES for our lucky winner. Will you strike it lucky and uncover a complete face in one bag? Could you find one of the highly-collectable halves? Or have you bagged yourself one of our ultra-rare limited editions?

Santa's Secret Letter for older kids in the family

When the time comes to reveal the truth about Santa to older children it can be a difficult conversation to have. Some kids may be upset, whilst others may have already found out. The parents behind Santa’s Secret Letter understand how important it is to take ownership of this moment, supporting the child whilst also ensuring that the magic remains for younger members of the family. Santa’s Secret Letter will do exactly that. It is a wonderful, personalised letter which reveals the true history of Santa Clause and explains the importance of keeping the magic of Christmas alive for younger family members for years to come. The delightful letter comes in a beautifully wrapped gift box, perfect for the family’s memory keepsakes.

Runners Up Prize

We want to make someone else's Christmas magical too so we've put together a few gifts for a runners up prize. This includes:

"Do All Things With Love" Mug

Spread a little love this Christmas with this beautiful mug from The Miracle Store. Just imagine what a wonderful world we will live in when everyone starts their day by drinking from one of these loving affirmation mugs. We have one "Do All Things With Love" Mug as part of the runners up prize.

Curls 4 Girls Digital Straightening Brush

The Curls 4 Girls Kids Friendly Digital Straightening Brush makes styling your hair faster and easier than ever before, with ceramic bristles that straighten as they brush, and digital heat control that you can adjust to the needs of your hair. The C4G line can be used for kids and adults as well.


Puzzle Cars London Bus

This wonderful Puzzle Vehicle Track, Puzzle Cars London Bus, is a 16-piece set, combining creative and educational fun. The interchangeable track pieces can be linked together, to make up to 50 different track combinations. The set comes with the recognisable black London Bus. This is a fun way to develop problem solving, motor and language skills.

Meet the bloggers


We have over 70 fabulous Blogs from amazing UK Bloggers taking part in the Christmas Prize Giveaway. These are:

My Balancing Act | Chilling with Lucas | Savvy Dad | Life with Jupiter Hadley | Five From The Swich | Crazy Little Thing Called Love | Soph Obsessed | Our House Our Home

Spilling Life TeaMiss L J Beauty | Family Travel with Ellie |  Best Brunch or Breakfast | Gin and Cocktail Bars | Best things to do in York | Best Leeds Restaurants | Yorkshire Wonders | Recipe for Home | Luxury Hotels and Spa Life | Christmas Magic and Markets

Home in the Pastures | Our Transitional Life | We Made This Life | Twins, Tantrums & Cold Coffee | Mummy Matters | Savvy Squirrel | Mummy Vs Work | Otis and Us

Simply Cash Hacks | Two Plus Dogs | Autumn’s Mummy | Mummy and Me x2 | 4 Freckled Faces | Life Loving 

A Rose Tinted World | So Nostalgic | Scandi Mummy | Lylia Rose | The Parent Game | LOVEPANDA.CO.UK | Boxnip

Life with alden jax | Too Tired To | 360 Mum | Lovedogs.uk | Easy Peasy Gardens | Money Money Money



Prize Warriors | Welsh Mum | Wander & Luxe | Anklebiters Adventures | Catch up with Claire | Wotawoman Diary | Life with Lianne

The Life of Spicers | Luke Sam Sowden | My Three and Me | Happy Family Hub | | My Beautiful Mess | Mum on a Budget



Side Street Style | Petals and Planes | Accidental Hipster Mum | Boring Mother | Mom of Two Little Girls | Paternal Damnation



Stapo’s thrifty life hacks | The Good Thing Is Though | Bossy Girl | On The Soap Box | Cyprus Property Blog

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The Best of Black Friday!

We all need a bit of a pick me up this year which is why I searched for some fabulous offers and competitions which you can enter with very little effort but a lot of pay off. Let’s get started! 


Cor, what a cracker! 


For my readers who are compers, you will certainly love this! Beavertown, is offering the chance to win a specially created, larger than life 2-metre long Christmas cracker.


Created to stretch out the enjoyment of the festive season, Christmas is no time to skrimp which is why the extra-long cracker is the perfect treat to spread some festive joy. Complete with mouthwatering beers, Beavertown confetti, hats and jokes, it’s the gift that keeps on giving as Beavertown knows you can never have too much of a good thing. I’m in!  

With 5 unique crackers up for grabs, to be in with a chance to win, beer fans can tag a friend or loved one online on Beavertown’s Instagram channels for the chance to crack open a treat. Entries close on Wednesday 2nd December and the 5 winners will be chosen at random.

For more information on Beavertown Brewery, please visit the website here or check out their Instagram or Twitter 

And make sure to let me know if you win...always happy to share a cracker with you! 

Happy Hamper!

If you’re looking for something to eat alongside that lovely Beaverton beer then look no further then Time and Leisure who are offering an amazing Hamper full of yummy Italian treats - yes, please! You can even potentially win an overnight stay in a hotel which during this lockdown would be a wonderful thing to look forward too, wouldn’t it? *Dreams of a holiday* More details and entry form located here


Check your Drawers! 

giffgaff is encouraging people this Black Friday to check their tech drawers and other areas in their homes for old and unused phones which can be recycled. This is to prevent them from ending up in a landfill, and allows them to have a second life as a lovely refurbished phone - you can even make some money while you’re at it. Cash in your hand for decluttering? Nice! They also have some fabulous Black Friday phone offers which may of interest if you’re looking for a new or refurbished phone.  


You gotta gin it to win it! 

Now for the gin fans, After Thought Spirits are running a competition to win bottles of their very limited and exclusive "Winter Garden" and "Festive Spiced" blend gins. Yasss! If you wish to take part then you’d better hurry and the entry form is located here 


Phew! Well, that’s me done for today, but make sure to share with me below or on my social channels any amazing competitions or cash opportunities as we can all do with a little extra excitement this lockdown...and of course do let me know if you take part!