#Gifts

Cardboard Box: The Ultimate Baby Toy

Oli Reed | Posted 05.02.2017 | UK Parents
Oli Reed

If he's making a bit of a racket and needs calming down, I plonk him in the box. If he's looking a bit bored and in need of stimulation, I place it in front of him and watch him pummel it with delight. If he's being a bit cheeky, I close the flaps over his head so he's cocooned inside, then whip them open a few seconds later to see his grinning face staring manically back at me.

Why You Shouldn't Feel Guilty About Re-gifting Unwanted Presents

Beth Searle | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Searle

Look around your home. How many unwanted/unused gifts do you still have hanging around from Christmas? Do you really have to display that ugly bowl you got from your aunt? Are you ever going to use that shower gel, or light that stinky candle?

Don't Expect A Thank-You Card From A New Parent

Lisa Williams | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Williams

They're tired, they're shell-shocked and they have a lot to learn and to remember. They will love that their new baby is being showered with presents, and use and treasure these lovely gifts. But do they always need to commit that praise and gratitude to paper?

14 People Reveal The Worst Presents They Ever Received

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Christmas is a time for giving. But sadly for some, this means a pretty awful present that they’d rather have done without. From the little boy who ...

8 Tips For A Totally Shameless Christmas

Amy Gordon | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Comedy
Amy Gordon

Holiday season can be brutal for the introverted or shame-afflicted. Here are a handful of tips for safely traversing the parties, from a former wallf...

Give Them The Greatest Gift At Christmas

Helen Miller | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Parents
Helen Miller

It's not that I don't want to spend the money on them. It's that I think in the eyes of a child, innocent and simple, all that matters is that the are loved. Something every child has a right to. For me the day is about making memories to smile about and that doesn't cost a penny. Surely happy memories are the greatest gifts of all.

How To Minimise The Stress Of Picking The Perfect Christmas Present

Sara Griffiths | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sara Griffiths

Sometimes it's difficult to find the right time, the place or the words to express how we feel about someone, but don't wait until it's too late. Maybe Christmas is the perfect opportunity! Heal that rift. Say it while you can and put the 'Happy' back into Christmas.

Books Make The Best Christmas Present

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

The best gift I want to give and would love to receive, is in fact a book. Or, ya know, ten. Because when you give someone you love a book you're saying "I've thought about this, in the hope that you'll like this. I really hope you like this."

Seven Festive Gift Ideas For Hard-To-Please Teenagers

Bwoywonder | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Parents
Bwoywonder

The buying of gifts this busy festive period is not actually that difficult, It's who you are buying those gifts for that requires some extensive research. Nothing requires deeper thinking than buying for a certain demographic group of people. A group so ungrateful it beggars belief Teenagers.

Christmas Gift Ideas For A Gentleman

Adam Tanous | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Tanous

The festive season is upon us; the scent of mulled wine and pine rich in the air and the streets aglow with lights. All of this is, of course, merely distracting when you're on a mission to buy the perfect gift for the discerning gentleman in your life.

Top Christmas Gifts For Kids 2016

Faye Jacobs | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Parents
Faye Jacobs

Christmas ads are in full swing on TV, the Quality Streets are on offer in Sainsbury's and the kids are already counting down the sleeps until the big day. Like it or not, iiiiitttt'ssss CHRIIIIISTMAS!!!!!

Parents Who Requested Handmade Christening Gifts Branded 'Ungrateful F*****s'

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Parents

Parents who asked for handmade gifts for their daughter’s christening have been branded “cheeky, ungrateful fuckers” by a friend on Mumsnet. The...

Crafty Gifts You Can Make With Your Child

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Parents

Trying to find the perfect present for a family member or friend can be expensive, time-consuming and, if we’re being honest, soul-destroying. How m...

17 Of The Worst Gifts Ever Given

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Reddit users have shared the worst gifts they’ve ever received - and we don’t know whether to laugh or cry. From hotel shampoo sets to out-of-date...

Push Present: Hell Yes!

Claire Kirby | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Parents
Claire Kirby

I don't readily applaud anything Kanye West does, in fact I think the guy is first class knob, but in the case of his push present for Kim after the birth of Saint, I whole heatedly approve.

Father's Day Gift Ideas 2016

Faye Jacobs | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

Whilst you can't go wrong with a pair of socks and a bar of whole nut, if you fancy something a little different this Father's Day - check out some of my ideas below!

Father's Day Gifts

Prince Cassius | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Style
Prince Cassius

Father's Day is going to be here before you know it, and it's time to start thinking of presents. Ahead of Father's Day, which is on Sunday, June 19, 2016, I have handpicked a selection of grooming goodies for the dads that deserve a treat. Honing in on grooming products and fragrances, there are plenty of items that any father would love.

Five Top Tips for the First Few Months of Pregnancy

Lisa Roberts | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Roberts

The first few weeks of being pregnant can be a strange and wonderful time. You are bursting with so many new emotions, you are often tired and hormonal and nauseous, but you probably don't look that different to normal and you may not have told many people outside of your family.

Luxury Last Minute Gifts For Mother's Day 2016

Faye Jacobs | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Parents
Faye Jacobs

Well that came around quickly! With so little time to prepare after Valentine's Day, I have put together a last minute luxury gift guide to include items that will easily be delivered in time for the big day.

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Her

Adam Tanous | Posted 04.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Tanous

Valentine's Day is creeping up on us again but don't worry, I've got your back this year. Obviously I wouldn't be naive enough to suggest that I personally know what the opposite sex want this Valentine's Day, so I've called in some of our Dapper Chapper ladies to write-up a wish list.

11 Stylish Gifts for Valentine's Day 2016

Faye Jacobs | Posted 04.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Faye Jacobs

I personally love Valentine's Day, all of the fun with none of the pressure. It really doesn't matter what gift you buy for your loved one, or how much it cost, just that you spared a thought to get something you know they'd like! Well I have put together 11 rather fabulous gift ideas for him and for her to help you on your way to a lovely Valentine's Day together.

My Eight Great Festive Gift Ideas

Bwoywonder | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Style
Bwoywonder

With the highly anticipated 7th offering, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, not so far away in a distant galaxy now, there is nothing like embracing the hype with these knit jumpers from numbskull.co.uk. You don't have to be a big fan to appreciate the clever way in which iconic characters from Star Wars have been infused in these traditional pullovers.

Six New Baby Gifts You Should Probably Stop Buying

Katie Gregory | Posted 04.12.2016 | UK Parents
Katie Gregory

When I had my first baby I realised pretty quickly that every new baby gift I'd ever bought for friends was useless. Save yourself the time and money - don't buy any of these. Ever...

Top Christmas Gifts for Kids 2015

Faye Jacobs | Posted 12.11.2016 | UK Parents
Faye Jacobs

I have decided to go down a different route of present buying and have been looking more at timeless pieces that will give years of enjoyment. Here are the best gifts for children I have come across, some are suitable from 6 months on...

Don't Give the Gift of Clutter!

Vicky Silverthorn | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Silverthorn

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could exchange personal, meaningful pressies, carefully wrapped and labelled well in advance, stored safely out of sight until the big day? Wouldn't it be magical to sit back and soak up the atmosphere on Christmas Eve instead of desperately searching under the spare bed for the gifts we hurriedly hid there months ago?