Hands up if you like cute stationery? Did you put your hand up?! Haha. This monthly subscription from Hello Paper Lover is only £10/month (the relaunch price will be £5/month) and last months pack had the cutest mermaid inspired card in!

Hello Paper Lover

In the pack you get a mixture of different sized cards and envelopes as well as a notebook. This theme was sea/mermaids and I loved it!

You can see some of the past packs here. The brand is re launching at www.hellopaperlover.com soon so make sure you sign up and give it a go 🙂

Sarah x

Some people celebrate Valentine’s day, and others don’t, it is a personal preference. If you are looking to get your special someone a gift, I have put together a few ideas.

Part 1 can be viewed here!

Kitchenware/Food

Chocolate fondue

Chocolate fondue set
£4
This set is available to purchase from Flying Tiger stores across the UK

I think this is awesome idea, all you need to do is light a tealight underneath and put some chocolate in the bowl, once it is melted you an use the forks provided to dip whatever you want in to it, marshmallows, strawberries, whatever takes your fancy!

mugs

Good morning mugs
£7.50

These mugs are the perfect his/hers mugs, you could buy one for your loved one or buy them both so you have matching 😉

They are dishwasher proof which is great as often mugs/glasses with designs on can get ruined if you don’t hand wash them, but these are just fine! I really like the idea of these and now my husband and myself can have our morning tea together in style.

egg cup

Heart design egg cup
£12

This beautiful marble deign egg cup has a gold heart on and is great for any egg lover. Marble homeware is being very fashionable and to be honest, you could use this for anything, not just eggs! It would look so cute on a bedside table with rings or odd small jewellery items in.

They have a great range of marble items but this one is just so cute and is really well made. It is the kind of thing you wouldn’t mind leaving out on the side in your kitchen as decoration when it isn’t in use!

Crabtree & Evelyn - All Butter Rose & White Chocolate Biscuits

Crabtree & Evelyn – All Butter Rose & White Chocolate Biscuits
£5

These limited edition biscuits would win my heart any day. They taste so good and the fact they have crystallised rose petals in is pretty cool! Crabtree & Evelyn have a great range of biscuits and confectionery, not just bath and body 🙂

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Jewellery

Lucy Quartermaine drip ring

‘Waterfall 5-Drip Ring’ in Sterling Silver
£48

This beautiful ring is part of the Lucy Quartermaine new waterfall range, it is so beautiful and would make a lovely thoughtful gift for any jewellery fan.

You can wear it two ways, with the drips hanging up or down and it is great quality for a really good price.

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Electronics

Varta Powerpack

Varta Powerpack
£24.99
Available from Ebay/Amazon/B&Q and Homebase

I wanted to include this as a great alternative gift, it is something everyone would have use for really. The amount of times I am out and about and my phone dies! It has two ports so you can charge 2 items at ocne, whether it is a phone or a tablet and it can charge your phone fully 4 times!

I think this would be pretty cool as nowadays most people have a phone that they can’t live without!

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Books

Lifetricity

Lifetricity
£9.99

Another fabulous gift for someone would be a book. This book is a great read about self development and personal growth. There are also some amazing tips on how to live a happier life and Yvonne really has put a lot of time and thought into this inspiring book.

There are some sections for you to complete yourself and I really think this would be a great gift, this is the kind of thing my husband would appreciate.

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I hope I have inspired you with some of my gift selections 🙂

Sarah x


       

You may have seen me mention these in my recent gift guide but I wanted to tell you a little more about them!

Gloria Kennedy candles

Gloria Kennedy candle gift set

£49

This great candle trio contains:

Lunar; aromatic spices of red thyme, cinnamon and nutmeg are fortified in creamy coconut crème utilising hints of soft cyclamen and jasmine blossoms which are finally marinated in an oriental wooded base.

Twilight; a botanical delight with leafy green foliage fortified with fresh lavender tussles. 

Amorous; a delicate floral scent married with Oriental woods and succulent sweet amber notes and serenaded in heady jasmine.

Gloria Kennedy candles

These candles are specially made so that the scent is evenly distributed and they smell gorgeous right down to the very bottom. They seem to last for hours and really are luxurious and would be great for any candle fan!

My favourite one is the Amorous scent, the candles seem to last for ages! I have burnt each one to test the scent but this one I have been using more often and I have used nearly down to the bottom of it, and I have been burning it for hours!

I do find that with cheaper candles they smell nice the first few burns but then the scent dies out and as you get closer down you can’t really smell them but with these they smell beautiful all the way through. This is a great gift for yourself or anyone else that appreciates candles.

The range is handmade and only made using natural products and aromatherapy oils, they also have a great range of soaps 🙂 

Sarah x


       

When you’re going about your daily routine, it’s easy to forget how vital a mirror can be. Whether it’s getting ready in the morning or brushing your teeth before bed, we all spend time looking in the mirror at some point in the day. As they get used so much, it’s important that you pick a mirror that suits you. It can seem like there is endless choice these days and sometimes it’s hard to strike the balance between functionality and style. If you’re looking for a new mirror to add to your bathroom, let’s break down some of the most popular kinds to help you figure out which is right for you. 

Full length

A full length mirror is handy to have in any part of the house but, if you’re lucky you might have space for one in the bathroom. This will allow you to have some privacy when having a look at your outfit or if you’re trying to shave your legs in the shower and can’t see the most hard to reach places. A full length mirror can save space if it is fixed onto the wall but, before you go shopping for one, measure up the space you have and see if you can easily fit one in. There is plenty of choice out there at the moment from cheap and cheerful to gorgeous antique designs that will add some style to your bathroom. You can even get ones that pull out to reveal some extra storage and some that have added technology to sync your with iPod or phone!

Mirrored Cabinet

If you don’t have the space for a full length mirror, or have different requirements, a mirrored cabinet is a great addition to any bathroom. You can store away your toiletries and medications if you need to take anything before bed. This will also be out of reach from children. Mirrored cabinets are usually quite reasonably priced and last a long time. Instead of taking up room, like a full length, this will maximise the space you have in your bathroom. One thing to check, if you have a small bathroom, is that you have enough room once the doors are open. Alternatively, you can get mirrored cabinets that have sliding doors, if you don’t have much room. 

Mirror

Mirror

illuminated Mirror

This final option perfectly marries up fashion and function for a glamorous (and very useful) bathroom mirror. The illuminated mirror comes in many different styles from the glamorous Hollywood types fresh from a celebrity dressing room to futuristic infinity mirrors like the ones from Pebble Grey. In the winter months especially, bathrooms often suffer with a lack of lighting. A lit mirror will solve that problem and allow you to perfectly apply your makeup in the morning. If you are looking to add one of these to your bathroom, it’s important to make sure you have a power supply as these will need electricity to run.

Sarah x


       

This year I have put together a Christmas gift guide, they could be presents for a family member, a friend or even a treat for yourself!

I have put them into categories the best I can and I have put very short reviews on each product. If you want to know more about any of the products tweet me @sarahtrademark and we can have a chat 🙂

Homeware

Jo Malone English Pear And Freesia Travel Candle

Jo Malone English Pear And Freesia Travel Candle
£22

Everyone loves a good scent, for me this one by Jo Malone is my favourite smell in the world. Candles are a great way to bring a scent into your home without being too overpowering like a room spray might be. Being a luxury brand the candles can be quite expensive for a large one but this travel size is still a good size and worth the money! I light mine in the evening and it has lasted really well so far and makes our bedroom smell so good!

Remote Control Candles

Remote Control Candles
£12.95

These are such a good idea. We have a cat so have to be careful where we put candles, so in the conservatory something like this is great. They are easy to use and can be use indoors or outdoors.

Pick N Melt

Pick N Melt


Pick N Melt
Wax warmer
£6
Pack of 23 tealights
£5
Cube melts
Various prices

I have recently reviewed this here but wanted to show you the lovely Christmas scents they have released.

The Christmas scents I have tried are: festive tree, christmas spice, christmas time and mistletoe & wine. I just love how simple these are to use and also how such small cubes can give off such a great scent!

Tuscany Candle - Santa's Magic Key

Tuscany Candle – Santa’s Magic Key

£16.99

This is a limited edition candle with a key (to help Santa!). I can’t describe the smell apart from saying it is festive! The gold jar looks great and could be kept long after the candle has all burnt out.

Tuscany Candle - Candy Apple

Tuscany Candle – Candy Apple

£10.99

I love Christmas candles, they smell great an fit in with the colour scheme of our living room (red). This one smells really sweet and it seems to be lasting for ages!

Gloria Kennedy candle gift set

Gloria Kennedy candle gift set

£49

This great candle trio contains:

Lunar; aromatic spices of red thyme, cinnamon and nutmeg are fortified in creamy coconut crème utilising hints of soft cyclamen and jasmine blossoms which are finally marinated in an oriental wooded base.

Twilight; a botanical delight with leafy green foliage fortified with fresh lavender tussles. 

Amorous; a delicate floral scent married with Oriental woods and succulent sweet amber notes and serenaded in heady jasmine.

These candles are specially made so that the scent is evenly distributed and they smell gorgeous right down to the very bottom. They seem to last for hours and really are luxurious and would be great for any candle fan!

Chickidee wooden sign

Chickidee wooden sign
£8

This sign pretty much sums up our house! My cat struts around like he owns the place haha. The signs created by Chickidee are great value and they have some really great phrases. It is high quality and you can either put it on the side or hang it on the wall. It is worth checking out their other phrases and other homeware gifts.

Bundles of fun material pack

Bundles of fun material pack
£15

This box contains approx 4KG of fabric and is great for anyone that loves a good DIY project or anything crafting. It contains a great mix of different prints and can be used to make place mats, decorations, patchwork, lots of great things!

I think this would be great for anyone that likes to make things or anyone with young children that likes making things.

Gift box crackers

Gift box crackers
Various prices

These are a great idea as presents or as crackers to open at the Christmas table. You can fill them with whatever you like and once opened you can even re use them! This would be great for anyone as you can put whatever you want in them, make up, skincare, small novelty toys or gadgets, you really can personalise them.

Sarah x