It’s Dry July, so a few of us (and when I say “us”, I mean you, not me), are giving our liver a tiny rest and easing up on alcohol for the month of July. But you’re not alone Dry July-ers, your kindred spirits include mums-to-be, tee-totallers, and designated drivers, all of whom are seeking the holy grail of non-alcoholic drinks: something with flavour, something not full of sugar, and something that looks pretty.
I mean who ever looked forward to arriving at a party with a sexy 1.25 litre bottle of Diet Coke? No-one, that’s who. So we’ve come up with 5 swoonworthy non-alcoholic drinks. Beautiful beverages where the packaging alone will have you clambering to find a stockist.
You need a gift for the bride to be? Maybe you've been invited to her bridal shower, or perhaps you're a bridesmaid, or maybe you and your workmates want to get together and buy a special gift for a colleague to celebrate her upcoming wedding. These are all good reasons to buy the bride a gift, and up until now, these are all good reasons to panic!
So if you're stuck for ideas on what to give the bride to be, worry no more because we've come up with a list of 10 of the best bride-to-be gift ideas (even if we do say so ourselves). Some are cute, some are fun, many are practical but all of them are thoughtful and stylish (of course).
So let's get cracking!
Sometimes you need to make life a bit easier. You need short cuts to save time and money particularly if you're planning and paying for a wedding. If you've got a budget (that you've secretly already blown) then you might be on the look out for a few creative tips for wedding ideas that will help save a few dollars, but without compromising on style.
So, if you love the idea of gorgeous "be my bridesmaid?" biscuits or perhaps personalised wedding favour biscuits to thank your guests, but don't want to pay $5 a biscuit, then read on because this guide will show you how to make personalised cookies for under 50 cents each! Yep! And the best part of all is that there is no baking required - just do-it-yourself, inexpensive biscuits that are also perfect for wedding favours, baby showers and hen's nights. So what are you waiting for?
Not wanting to state the obvious, but weddings are expensive (Sherlock!). If you're in the process of planning one, or are involved in one or worse yet, paying for one, then you're going to want to read on.
If weddings are not in your future, but a 21st, baby shower or corporate event is, that is, anywhere where it's customary, or just plain nice, to give a little something to guests to thank them for celebrating with you, then yep, you should probably read on too.
You may well be wondering and indeed asking, what on earth is this blog about? How could there be any correlation (at all) between baby gift boxes and Fight Club? Well, in 'blog world', specifically Bundle + Twine 'blog world', they are intrinsically linked. The real world is an entirely different story (but I reckon you might already know that).
In this blog, I'm going to share some baby gift box wisdom, share some photos of gift boxes designed by our clever customers, and controversially (not really, just said that to build drama), share a pet gripe - and that's where things might get ugly!
Not sure if you've been lucky enough to experience it, but sometimes, if you stay at a swanky hotel, there's a fancy bowl of fresh fruit or a basket of goodies perched on a coffee table waiting for you when you enter your hotel room. It's terribly exciting! Sometimes the hotel might organise it for you for an anniversary or special event in which case you go for it! Other times sadly, it is trickery and deception, and just like a spring loaded mini bar, one way or another you know you're gonna pay for it! But let's just stick with the positives shall we?
This time of year can be a treacherous, particularly if you're in a new relationship. Do you go in hard for Valentine's Day and risk looking too needy and clingy? Do you play it cool, and risk losing your one shot at true love? It's a minefield out there! Oh, the stress of giving something that demonstrates the appropriate amount of affection, reflects a degree of thought (ie not flowers again!) and will keep you in the good books.
I've been married for quite a while, and just between you and me, the effort put into Valentine's Day has been on a steep decline. I can say that here as he's never read one of my blogs and unless one of you six tell him, he's never going to find out. There's only so long you can ride the "I owe you one back rub" voucher train...I mean, have you ever tried to redeem one of those things?
But luckily for you we've got a few ideas that might help solve your Valentine's Day dilemmas. This week we're looking at gifts for blokes (SPOILER ALERT: next week we'll be looking at gifts for non blokes). So here's my list of Valentine's Day gifts for 5 types of men.