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5 Great Graduation Day Gift Ideas

Looking for graduation gifts? We’ve picked our top 5. They’re unique, inventive and chosen because they’re not what you think. Champagne and jewellery is all well and good, but we’ve put some thought into these graduation gifts. We’ve considered the parent as well as the child, selecting gifts that are meaningful, charming and most of all, useful now that they’ve graduated.

 

 

The D.I.Y Hanging Planter Kit (£21.99) 

So, they managed to keep themselves alive at uni? That’s nothing compared to trying to keep a plant alive. Here’s the next step on the road to becoming a fully-fledged adult. They can grow, nurture and attempt to help their very own plant alive. This will ready the graduate to someday entertain the idea of rearing children (maybe a goldfish for starters).

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World Book Day: Creating a Personalised Children’s Book

It takes a lot of time and dedication to produce a personalised book. On average, we make 120,000 children’s books a year and 70,00 personalised books for adults. But, there’s a little more to it than that. Before you read on, check out our World Book Day Competition and find out how to win £100 worth of books!

During major occasions like Christmas, Easter and especially World Book Day, we can produce anything from 500 to 4,000 books a month (and that’s not taking into account birthdays, which, are non-stop)! In celebration of World Book Day on March 1st, we thought we would give our I Just Love It customers a sneak peek into our paper world.

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Relationships According to Ladybird

Remember the twee, wholesome Ladybird books from childhood? They’ve become experts at tackling life. Long-gone are Ladybird’s former days of nuclear families and quintessentially British life.

Thanks to their grownup makeover, Ladybird books are tongue-in-cheek and agonisingly relatable. As Valentine’s Day looms closer, let’s celebrate relationships, from marriage to dating. Enjoy these humorous snippets from some of Ladybird’s bestsellers that poke gentle fun at Love, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

 

The Wife: A Ladybird Personalised Book

On why women are never wrong

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Make This Valentine’s Day Personalised

 

Valentine’s Day just isn’t what it used to be. Truthfully, it’s designed to make couples spend unfathomable amounts of money to prove how much they love each other for just one day of the year. Obviously, we should be showing our love for our partners daily (not because of the mass-consumerist holiday).

Nevertheless, it’s a day dedicated to love. If you feel like taking part in Valentine’s Day this year, do so with thoughtful gestures; the romantic kind, without the hefty price tag. Since love is contagious, I Just Love It feel compelled to give you mini Cupids a few Valentine’s suggestions. Plus, they’re all under £30. Not only are you not breaking the bank, you’ll be browsing gifts that are out of the ordinary, lovingly-cheap, and personalised.

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Mother’s Day: Mum’s Lessons that Shaped our Childhood

We’ve all been there. We all know first-hand, eating crusts does NOT make your hair curly. Forcing down carrots won’t give you superpowers to see in the dark. And scientists have proved sitting close to the T.V does NOT make you go blind. 

 

 

Have you ever been told, ‘Your face is going to freeze like that.’? Or the infamous, ‘Because I said so. That’s why.’ or, ‘Just wait till your father comes home!’, like dad was the scary one? Everything was unfair as a kid. Older siblings were the practice child who got the brunt of being told off, whilst younger siblings got away with murder (if you were the youngest, feel honoured - your parents finally made the perfect child and stopped at you.). And if you were the middle child, you either floated on by in your mum’s good books or you set the standard for breaking every rule mum put in place.

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I Just Love It Win 2017 Gift of the Year For…

Well I Just Love It shoppers, the verdict is in and the votes have been counted for the 2017 Gift of the Year Awards…

For the last four decades, the Giftware Association has been trailing up and down the country, keeping a wuthering eye for up and coming, remarkable gifts suitable for every occasion. The association represents retailers, manufacturers, start-ups, and established companies.

 

 

These pioneering individuals have previously brought you the wedding drop guest book, and cinematic lightbox of 2016. They're always looking for the most creative and original ideas within the commercial gifting market. In 2016, 140 gifting companies took part in the event, with 2017 seeing nearly double the number of budding participants, making for a demanding judging process this year.

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Will You Be My Palentine?

 

If you’ve never heard of Palentine’s Day, you’ve been missing out. When the sweep of commercialised Valentine’s Day storms in at the start of February, we’re either on the winning (#relationshipgoals end) or losing end (#bridgetjoneslife). There’s a misleading stigma surrounding Valentine’s day as a Hallmark holiday for couples only.

In the last 10 years, thanks to the rise of social media networks such as of Facebook and Instagram, Valentine’s Day has boomed into a parading holiday of ‘who did it better’. These posts, tweets, messages, and other online displays of affection ultimately leave an inferior taste in our mouths for not ‘celebrating’ the celebration, or being ashamed of going it alone. There is no shame in not having a Valentine, and Palentine’s Day is a palatable alternative that even the most anti-Valentine can get their teeth into:

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What a way to Spend Valentine’s Day

 

After our sudden flare-up of feeling slightly Anti-Valentines last week, we’re back in the swing of love and currently pondering ideas to keep your sweetheart sweet this Valentine’s Day. We’ve pulled together romantic wake-up ideas and evening experiences, to make this Valentine’s Day unique to you.

 

Wake-up Ideas

 

 

Front Room Picnic

 

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Anti-Valentines: What’s Love Got to Do With It?

 

It frustrates us that people tend to miss the point of Valentine’s Day. Who can blame them? With cards by the case load aimed at couples and the day itself branded as ‘romantic’, why would people not in relationships celebrate it anyway, right?

Valentine’s Day is a day of love, between friends and family, as well as couples. If you’re feeling slightly “anti-valentine” this year, or perhaps want to go against what’s considered the ‘norm’ for couples on the 14th, here are a list of 10 anti-Valentine’s Day recommendations to survive this ‘romantic holiday’ without the last resort of going into hiding.

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Frightful Delights This Halloween

 

As the nights are well and truly drawing in and summer begins to feel like a distant memory, up pops Halloween to add some excitement and colour to a mid-autumn night.

 

Its origins are much debated but there is a practical reason offered in some quarters, which suggests that, since it occurs at the start of winter - and with winter being a much darker and trickier time to navigate in times gone by - it was seen as the time where we were closest to the underworld. That would certainly explain the spooky goings on.

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Chocolate - A Guilty Pleasure or a Healthy Addition?

 

If you want to justify eating chocolate, go online and google the health benefits of chocolate. You’ll find loads of ways this confectionery is good for you, from heart protection to dealing with pain. It really sounds too good to be true….

 

Yet, let’s face it, the number one reason we love chocolate isn’t because you’re on a health kick – it’s because it tastes so good!

 

Science or Smiles?

 

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7 Personalised Gift Ideas to Try This Grandparents' Day

 

Is there anyone quite as special as a grandparent? They’re responsible for so many of our fondest memories and are such a huge part of our lives.  Make the time to show them how much you care this Grandparents’ Day, with a heartfelt gift, carefully planned event or touching gesture.

 

Giving a thoughtful gift is the very best way to show someone just how much they mean to you. As with all presents, the ones that mean the most are the ones that come straight from the heart. The more personal it is, the more it means when you give it. With that in mind, here are some great gift ideas for you to try this Grandparents’ Day that celebrate tradition, have a wonderfully personal touch and are great to do with the family.

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7 Seriously Sweet Peter Rabbit Party Ideas

For those who don’t know, July marked an incredible 150 years since the birth of 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.

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? We’ve pulled together a few of our favourite Peter Rabbit party ideas for the occasion, including party games, delicious recipes, cakes and more. Just watch out for Mr. McGregor…

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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.

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Olympics in Life: Gifts for Gold, Silver and Bronze

 

With the start of the Rio Olympics, everyone’s getting into the competitive spirit. Yet, a key part of the Olympics is the ‘taking part’. That’s why we give out gold, silver and bronze medals – it’s not just about who wins first place.

 

Although the Olympics themselves started in Ancient Greece, how the modern Olympics started actually took around 1500 years. When Baron Pierre de Coubertin proposed its return back in 1894, the Olympics medals became a key part of the process.

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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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13 Things You Definitely Didn’t Know About Beatrix Potter

On 28th July this year, it’s the 150th anniversary of when children’s book author and illustrator, Beatrix Potter, was born. Beatrix Potter books are still firm favourites on the majority of family bookshelves more than 70 years after her death; so to say her legacy is still going is an understatement!

 

But beyond The Tale of Peter Rabbit and countless of her other much-loved novels, how much do you know about the British author? The details of Potter’s life may be just as – or even more –fascinating than her whimsical animal tales. Here are some extraordinary facts to know…

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11 Last Minute Ideas to Personalise This Father's Day

 

Father's Day 2016 falls on Sunday 19th June and is fast approaching. We all know what traditional Father's Day gifts are– a good bottle of scotch, a nice shirt or a best-selling book.

 

While these types of Father's Day presents are not to be sniffed at and are more than likely to draw a genuine smile of appreciation, they are also just a tad clichéd and destined to be lost in the mists of time along with countless pairs of Christmas Day socks!

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15 Fascinating Shakespeare Facts

This year marks 400 years since the death of the great William Shakespeare, or The Bard of Avon, as he’s commonly known today. One of the most admired poets and playwrights of all time, his plays have been performed on stages across the globe and continue to do so to this day.

Shakespeare’s popularity bloomed after the Romantic period, during Victorian times, with the likes of other popular poets – including Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Victor Hugo and Voltaire – being completely awestruck by his talent. This wasn’t limited to the time when he was alive, the Bard continues to be hailed one of the greatest writers in the world – one whose works have been filmed and staged infinite times. 

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Don't panic. but Mother's Day is on the horizon. Special occasions always have a way of creeping up on us, don't they? 

We love mums here at I Just Love It Towers. These amazing women deserve to be pampered every day of the year. We've pulled together some last minute Mother's Day gifts - we're sure you'll find something she'll just love...

Personalised My Mum Book, £9.99

Looking for a present from a little one? This Personalised My Mum Book is the perfect present. It’s an A4 book, available in soft or hardback and is a lovely, rhyming story which can be personalised with any name and message. It’s a great story to complement ‘mummy and me’ time.

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10 Fun Valentine's Day Facts

It might seem like a holiday dedicated to commercialism and over-consumption of chocolate hearts, but there’s a whole host of fascinating facts about the holiday that few folks know...Here are a few of our favourite cupid-inspired titbits, specially selected by everyone here at I Just Love It towers... Happy Valentine’s Day!

Fact 1

Valentine’s Day was first celebrated during the Roman times in the middle of February. It was a holiday called Lupercalia to commemorate fertility. A “love lottery” was held whereby young men drew young women’s names from a box to commemorate their rite of passage to the god Lupercus. The chooser and chosen would then be paired for one year. These random pairings often led to marriage.

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We've Launched a David Bowie Tribute Newspaper Book

All the ladies and gents here at I Just Love It Towers are all big fans of the great David Bowie, king of rock, who was known for his impressive musical transformations, including his character Ziggy Stardust.

When news of Bowie’s death was announced last Sunday, Twitter was swamped with heart-warming tributes from the likes of Madonna, Cher, Pharrell Williams and Kanye, posting about the loss of the musical icon.

David Bowie was – and will always be – deemed one of the most influential writers of pop music.

In honour of his life, we’re chuffed to announce the launch of our new and exclusive newspaper book, celebrating the life and career of the late David Bowie, who died after an 18-month battle with cancer on 10th January, aged 69.

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Make Pancake Day Easy with I Just Love It

The table is set, the batter is mixed, the saucepan's hot, and the butter and syrup are on hand. Who doesn’t love Pancake Day? 

It’s a special day in the middle of the coldest, bleakest, grimmest February where you can fill your tummy with the yummiest pancake fillings and toppings, whether it’s jam, fruit, lemon or chocolate.

Who doesn’t love the taste of a good 'ol pancake (or three)? So this year, make sure you have everything you need to make the perfect pancakes by checking out our awesome baking products, from aprons to ipad recipe stands...

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Kid-Friendly Baking Ideas for Mother's Day

Baking’s a brilliant way to introduce little ones to cooking and teach them some important kitchen skills. It’s inexpensive and easy to make yummy cakes and biscuits and it also means you know exactly what’s gone into them. What’s more, baking with kids can be a fun activity to do when it’s pouring with rain outside, or just to keep littlies entertained throughout the school holidays.

So, without further ado, GoneDigging serves up some tasty recipes youngsters will love – they’ll be especially nice to eat on Mother’s Day, not to mention at birthday parties, after school and more. Best of all, they’re recipes little ones can help with – some are even fitting for older kiddies to make themselves!

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Happy National Chocolate Week!

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Did you know it’s National Chocolate Week? From 13th until 19th October 2014, National Chocolate Week is a time to quench your cocoa cravings, not to mention honour the amazing chocolatiers and producers who create the tasty, melty sweet stuff we love and crave every so often. Celebrating the humble chocolate in all its forms – from truffles, fountains and cakes to bars, boxes and drinks – National Chocolate Week is the perfect excuse to indulge in seven solid days of choccie nomming. When you’re next scoffing a Snickers or gobbling down a Galaxy, remember the below facts...

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The Beano – a Happy 76th Birthday!

Gazillions of other British comic titles have been published in the last 76 years but alas, none quite match up to the mayhem-tastic The Beano. This much-loved comic, full of menaces, minxes and dodgers, has been around for donkey’s years and after exploding onto shelves on July 30th 1938, it’s brought thrills, laughs, action and excitement to people of all ages, especially during the bleakness of World War II.

Full of funny picture strips, action-packed illustrated adventures and intense text tales, it was hailed a major menacing favourite in the ‘50s, encouraged silliness in the ‘60s and ‘70s, was excellent in the ‘80s, nifty in the ‘90s, nonstop naughty in the noughties, and is still the UK’s most upbeat comic to date.

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International Kissing Day: 20 Kissential Facts

Pucker up, buttercup, because it’s International Kissing Day on 6th July. We all love a kiss, don’t we?  It can be a sign of affection, passion, a hello or goodbye. Let’s face it, when someone leans over and plants a big kiss on us, don’t we just smile inside?  We somehow feel a glow – unless of course we don’t really like that person, in which case it’s another story…

Seeing as it’s the smoochiest day of the year, we thought it fitting to compile a collection of fascinating facts about canoodling to celebrate. Whether it’s a peck on the cheek for Mum, a kiss at the end of a text to your best bud or a passionate smooch to show your partner you care, a kiss –whatever the reason – should be cherished. Mwah!

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National Pet Month: Pet vs. Partner Gifting

To celebrate national pet month we put on our party hats and decided to take a look at how people celebrate their pets through special occasions and holidays, and the rivalry between pets and partners. You may be surprised at the results! The numbers we dug up confirm our pets are paws-itively ruling the roost, with the vast majority of owners considering that their pets bona-fide members of the family! We wouldn’t leave a member of the family out of a special occasion, and it would appear pet owners are pampurring their pets with special gifts at Christmas, birthdays, and even on Valentine’s Day! So is it a case of me or the dog?! Do we prefer our pets to our partners or family members?

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How to Buy a Decent Farewell Gift for the Boss

So your boss is leaving the company. Buying a gift for your boss can be laden with political pitfalls. Spend too much and you’ll be dubbed “the office suck-up.” Get too intimate, and things get uncomfortable.

Whether they’re resigning, retiring, moving or being promoted, it’s considerate and courteous to give your boss a present when he or she leaves, even if they didn’t secure the “Best Boss” award. So, without further ado, here’s our take on the best leaving gifts for bosses around.

Leaving Work Personalised Newspaper

Why opt for a stress ball or dictionary when you could bestow your boss with this rather amusing personalised newspaper? After all, it’s the end of an era as they leave the place they once called work. This Daily Mirror spoof newspaper is written all about them and how sad all their colleagues will be when they leave.

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Friday the 13th: the Top 10 Superstitions

 It’s Friday the 13th and millions of people are nibbling their nails, fearing a catastrophe, be it global or personal... maybe a stock market crash, World War III or a broken leg. What are your top superstitions? Do you avoid walking under ladders? Do you salute any magpie that crosses your path? While some fear breaking a mirror, others see spilling salt as their main concern. From opening an umbrella indoors to spilling salt, GoneDigging bring you the nation’s top 10 fears, superstitions and signs of bad luck, ranked in order of “superstitiousness”:

1. To break a mirror will bring seven years bad luck  

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What Would Make a Good Father's Day Gift for My Husband?

Not only is your hubby your spouse, he's also the father of your children. Although June 16th is really about the kids getting their dad's Fathers Day gifts, what do you think husbands would like from their wives on this special day?

In the midst of nappies, laundry and motherly duties, husbands can often be neglected and forgotten. Sometimes the normal day-to-day activities can leave your man in the dust. So why not let him know how much he means to you? You needn't spend much if anything at all. We're not talking physical Fathers Day gift ideas like neck-ties, barbecue grills, fishing rods and golf balls – they just won't quite cut it. We're talking unique Fathers Day gifts of the more "active" nature. Things you can actually do on your own without the kids.

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UK Coffee Week: 16 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee

Did you know it’s UK National Coffee Week, the nation’s biggest celebration of coffee? Organised by the Allegra Foundation, it’s a time when the coffee and food service industry come together in an effort to raise some dosh for Project Waterfall, the charity providing clean drinking water to the poorest coffee-growing countries such as Tanzania in partnership with WaterAid. In celebration of UK Coffee Week, we thought it right to put together a few facts about the stuff you love to drink...

FACT 1. In the beginning, coffee was eaten. African tribes mixed coffee berries with fat, which produced edible energy balls

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Mother’s Day Quotes: 10 Sentimental Sayings for Mum

Want to make Mother's Day special this year? Whether she’s a gorgeous grandma or a magnificent new mum, why not warm her heart with one – or several – of the below quotes about mothers? They'll certainly make her heart glow with warmth and remind her why being a mother is one of the greatest moments in life. 

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.”

– Robert Browning

“Motherhood was the great equalizer for me; I started to identify with everybody. … As a mother, you have that impulse to wish that no child should ever be hurt, or abused, or go hungry, or not have opportunities in life.”

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Winnie the Pooh Day

C’mon, you all know Winnie the Pooh, the adorable bear we’ve all come to know and love. Although a “silly old bear”, Pooh is loved by kiddies and grown-ups alike. This cute honey-loving bear, stuffed with fluff, loves nothing better than a lick of honey when he’s rumbly in his tummy.

Today is “ Winnie the Pooh Day”, which celebrates the birthday of Alan Alexander Milne, author of the classic Pooh stories. A. A. Milne was born on 18th January, 1882, and raised in London town.

On Pooh’s honey-searching adventures through the Hundred Acre Woods, the “bear of little brain” is usually accompanied by his friends, Roo, Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore, Rabbit, Kanga, Christopher Robin and Owl. First published in 1926, this beloved collection of stories was inspired by the teddy bear of author A. A. Milne’s son, Christopher Robin, who himself became one of the story’s main characters.

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Burns' Night

Hou ar ye? Hou's it gaun? There's nothing like a wee bit of Ceilidh – that's Scottish country dancing to you Southerners – to mark Burns' Night. Never heard of Burns' Night? Wouldn't know a "neep", "haggis" or "tattie" if they were directed straight at your head and fired out of the One O' Clock gun at Edinburgh castle? Read on, and all will become clear... An excuse to wear a kilt and get hammered, Burns' Night is annually celebrated in bonnie Scotland on or near to January 25th to commemorate the life of the bard (poet), Robert Burns.

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Gift Ideas for In-Laws


Sure, the word, "Mother-in-law" might conjure up an image of a haughty, domineering, bossy, bitter old lady with whom you have little to nothing in common.

Dealing with the in-laws can be the foundation of colossal marital conflict.

Then there's the choosing the gifts for the inlaws. If they like you, choosing something shouldn't be too testing, but if your relationship's rocky and your parents in law can't stand you, it can be nothing short of a challenge. When one said "I do" to their spouse, they also said "I do" to their entire family. They are, in essence, just as bound to these people as they are to their significant other.

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21st Birthday Quotes

If there’s a birthday that definitely deserves celebrating, it’s a 21st, wouldn’t you agree? It marks the shift into “grown-up-ness”, a day when, theoretically, the world becomes their oyster. If there’s someone close to your heart who’s just turned the big 2-1, how about flattering them with some heart-warming quotes to wish him or her a very Happy 21st Birthday?

The peeps at I Just Love It HQ have put together some golden words of wisdom, perfect for putting in their card, on their Facebook wall or in a text message...but why stop there? Below each quote is a suggested gift, ideal for recipients to always remember the day they turned 21!

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