Since my late teens, I've been a total perfume addict. I do fall in and out of love though but there is a core perfume wardrobe I can go back to for the last 28 years. My nose has got more refined as I have aged, a bit like my taste in wine (who knew Liebfraumilch would end up tasting like water when you're over 30).
Whether you're a little Stemette (a STEM loving girl) or have a little Stemette in your life, Christmas is the perfect time to shop around for those presents that are going to get you, or someone you know, on the path to becoming part of the next generation of girls in STEM.
The world loves the 1950s. The recent resurgence in high heels, cocktails and home-baking (think cupcake) has made the 50s a decade synonymous with treats. So if you're struggling with your Christmas shopping, look no further for inspiration:
Whilst browsing stores, sites and press releases to uncover affordable gems to include in my Christmas Gift Guides, I often come across more high end items that, whilst utterly wonderful, are out of the general gifting price range. These pieces are my Fantasy Christmas Gifts.
With Christmas shopping at the front of everyone's mind at the moment, scouring the High Street and searching online for the right gift at the BEST price can feel time consuming. There is SO much to do and only a few weeks left to get it all done.
What do you buy that friend or relative that likes whisky? Especially if you don't know which style of whisky they may prefer. This year, we have decided to take a look at whisky related gifts and have selected suggestions in various price categories. We hope that it gives you a few ideas ...
Christmas is a time of generosity, it's a time of giving, and unfortunately, as you well know, generosity and giving don't tend to come cheap. We know times are hard, and every penny counts, which is why we've compiled this list of simply and effective ways to help you save money this Christmas time.
It's that time of year again and if you're struggling to think of a suitable gift for your loved ones, then look no further. Here are some fantastic present ideas to suit every pocket, from £10 to £35,000!
Whilst animal charities, some sections of the press, dog lovers and customers quite rightly chastise Tesco for its actions, it does serve as a reminder that pets are frequently at the top of children's Christmas lists every year. And parents are faced with making difficult decisions.
To my wallet's quiet lament, winter looms and with winter comes Christmas and, however you ice it or trim it or wrap or spin it; Christmas is about mad-relentless-ruinous-gut-wrenching-eye-watering shopping.
It seems that enticing customers in-store is becoming increasingly challenging. Augmented reality could be the solution to the problem and yet, despite its potential, instances of this kind of technology being available to the consumer are still rare throughout UK retail.
During this season charity fund raisers actively appeal for the disadvantaged. They almost universally don't ask for presents - much preferring you donate cash - because this is pragmatically the most useful contribution you could make. If it's obviously more helpful than other gifts in the domain of charity, so economists remain perplexed as to the irrational paradox of continuing to buy each other 'suboptimal' presents?
So while you may have known that Christmas was originally pagan festival, you might not have known that in the UK it was made illegal for 12 years and in the US it was illegal for 260 years.