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The History of Gift Giving

Gift giving is such a natural part of any special occasion and is an experience that all cultures around the world take part in. While you may have put a lot of thought into the gift you’re buying that special someone, you might not have thought about why we give gifts in the first place! If you’re curious, this post takes you through the history of gift giving, showing how it has varied across different periods and cultures! 

Even more, we explore the psychology behind gift giving, and how the process became such an important part of our lives. The history of gift giving is absolutely fascinating, and whether it’s for Christmas, a birthday, or simply an opportunity to show someone you love them, you can see how this thoughtful and affectionate tradition came about. 

7 Best Graduation Gifts

Graduation is such a special day for graduates and their families. After years of hard work, they have finally finished their university degree! This calls for a special gift to commemorate the occasion. To help you on the way to giving the best gift to your graduate, we’ve compiled a list of the best graduation gifts.

Graduation Gifts

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Personalised Graduation Photo Frame

We’re sure that there’ll be a lot of photos taken on the big day, so this is a great opportunity for your graduate to choose their favourite photo and display it with pride in this Personalised Graduation Photo Frame.

12 Amazing Wedding Gifts for Parents of the Happy Couple

The lead up to your wedding can be stressful and it may seem like there is an endless list of things to do. With your and your spouses’ parents having a big part in the organisation or even financial aspect of your wedding, there’s no doubt you’ll want to gift them something meaningful to say thank you. We’re sure that the last thing you’re thinking about is what wedding gift ideas for parents you can think of but don’t worry!

We’ve compiled a list of 23 amazing wedding gifts for parents that you can gift them to take one thing off your mind (you can thank us later). 

Anniversary Gifts by Year: The Guide

Be ahead of the game with this anniversary gifts by year guide. Each year the gift changes with a completely different meaning, so it's hard to keep up. In this anniversary gift guide, you'll find an idea for each year up to the big 50, so you'll never be stuck for a theme again. These gift ideas will suit every budget, big or small. If you're still stuck for ideas, personalised wedding gifts are always a great option.

We'll be linking to our favourite Pinterest boards for inspiration throughout so be sure to check them out!

How to Wish Them a Happily Ever After: Wedding Gift Messages

If you struggle to find the right words to express your feelings about someone’s big day, tell them with a gift. But, with every gift comes a card so that the soon-to-be-newlyweds know who to thank. Strictly speaking, there are no rules about what to write in the card. But it’s important to keep in mind your wedding thank you card wording.

First Things First, Do I Even Have to Give a Card?

If you’re planning on attending the wedding, whether it’s the ceremony or the evening-do, a wedding card is a part of the standard wedding guest etiquette. You wouldn’t go to a birthday party without a present, so you can’t attend a wedding without an obligatory card.

20 Best Gifts for Newly Qualified Teachers

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Becoming a teacher is a noble vocation. It takes commitment, perseverance and above all, patience. Newly qualified teachers dream of enriching the lives of children and young adults, and awakening within them a genuine, valued interest in learning.

With the promise of long summer holidays and a stable, learning routine, teaching doesn’t sound too bad, however, those dreams can quickly diminish when the reality of after-school working hours and difficult parents, sets in.

With a sprinkle of time-management and a dash of commitment - new teachers will find that teaching is wholly rewarding. But, we can’t send our teachers into the depths of a new classroom without rewarding them for becoming a certified teacher.

In the Book Launch Post

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website In the Book featuring a range of personalised books for children and adults. At In the Book, we’re passionate about educating people about the importance of reading and encouraging children to love reading from as early on in life as possible.

At In the Book, our motto “adventure on every page” reflects our innovative publishing venture into personalised children’s books, where your little one can become a part of the stories they love, fighting villains alongside the heroes they admire.

7 Seriously Sweet Peter Rabbit Party Ideas

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For those who don’t know, July marked an incredible 150 years since the birth of the much-loved author, Beatrix Potter! Her series is one of the most beautifully written and illustrated collections of children’s books – The Tale of Peter Rabbit being a firm favourite – and has enthralled generation after generation. We've even got an entire range dedicated to her famous blue-coated rabbit with our Peter Rabbit gifts!

In honour of the Beatrix Potter books, the author’s life, her loveable little characters and this momentous anniversary, why not incorporate all of the above and throw a Peter Rabbit or Beatrix Potter-inspired party? Or if you're celebrating a little child's coming of age, pick something from our personalised Christening gifts too, to work with the Peter Rabbit theme! We’ve pulled together a few of our favourite Peter Rabbit party ideas for the occasions you want to celebrate, including party games, delicious recipes, cakes and more. Just watch out for Mr. McGregor…

5 Ways to Include the Kids in Your Anniversary Celebrations

It’s your wedding anniversary – congratulations! It’s the one day of the year most parents can commemorate their togetherness. Remember celebrating your wedding anniversary before children? With kids on the scene now, you may well be wondering what to do on your anniversary.


The great thing about little ones is they bring a different element of fun and excitement to special occasions. Why not embrace your wedding anniversary with the kids? It’s a great way to have fun as a family and to celebrate your love for each other on this special day.


The goal for most is to escape from the kids for a small period of time, but why not include the children in the celebration? There are plenty of ways to get them involved in the festivities. With this in mind, here are some child-friendly ideas for anniversary celebrations, perfect for families who’d like to include their children in doing something to celebrate the special day.

5 of the Worst Wedding Anniversary Gifts Ever

Anniversaries are a wonderful, romantic occasion; a time when partners can express their love for one another and for their partnership. So, naturally, when it comes to choosing anniversary gifts it can feel as though a lot is at stake. Do not fret! Here’s a list of what NOT to do, in hopes to avoid the disappointed looks and long held grudges.

First things first, not all gifts are created equal, but they certainly don’t have to be expensive. No matter what your budget, be confident that the right gift is out there. All it takes is a little time and effort. However, in the meantime, avoid these hazardous waters.


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