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Who wants to win a pair of environmentally friendly hummingbird earrings?

Disclosure.  Although I am hosting this giveaway, I have not received any products.  All opinions are my own.

With the lockdown continuing, perhaps the chance to win something sparkly might cheer you up, either for yourself or as a gift for a special person. So read on for details of a great prize.

Worth £69, these handmade silver hummingbird ear studs will add sparkle and charm to your look. Inspired by the amazingly unique and tiny hummingbird, these dainty earrings have been hard carved and cast in sterling silver by master goldsmith Jana Reinhardt. Measuring 10 x 6 mm, the studs would make a lovely addition to any jewellery collection. Hummingbirds are believed to represent strength-of-being and resilience, things we all need a little more of at the moment. They are beautiful earrings that are subtle and classic enough to be worn every day, as a little reminder to hang on in there, whatever challenges you face.

Hummingbird Earrings

Based in Sussex since 2006, Jana Reinhardt handcrafts fine jewellery and bespoke pieces for people who appreciate the lighter side of life. Jana Reinhardt jewellery designs are inspired by the natural world and the naive art movement. They don’t use machine manufacture, preferring the old techniques of wax carving and fabrication to create our products. These traditional methods have no negative effect on the environment, making Jana Reinhardt a more sustainable choice for jewellery lovers. All metals used are from accredited suppliers, based in the UK and Germany, that continually buy back and recycle scrap metal, thus helping to create more environmentally friendly jewellery.

Hummingbird Earrings

And I’m hosting a giveaway to win a pair of these beautiful hummingbird earrings, courtesy of Jana Reinhardt jewellery.

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And you may see my other giveaways here.

I’d love to hear what might cheer you up during lockdown.

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Jewellery box giveaway for Christmas

Disclosure.  Although I am hosting this giveaway, I have not received any products.  All opinions are my own.

Songmics jewellery box

Now that we are in November, I hope it is okay for me to mention the C word. Are you starting to think about Christmas presents? Well if you’re looking for the ideal gift for a special person in your life, then read on for details of a great prize.

Songmics jewellery box

I’m hosting a giveaway to win a fabulous 8-layer large white jewellery box with plenty of space to store rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets and watches, keeping them all organised. This is a sturdy wooden box with a synthetic leather cover and soft velvet lining, which currently retails on Amazon for £56.99.

Songmics jewellery box

This prize is supplied by Songmics, who specialise in a variety of storage items including the ottoman that I reviewed a couple of years ago.

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And you may see my other giveaways here.

I’d love to hear what you would like to give or receive for Christmas.

Songmics Advent Calendar giveaway

Plus more chances to be lucky every day with Songmics early Xmas Advent Calendar giveaway which is already live! No need to wait until December for Advent to begin this year.

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Guest post: What Us Mums Would Love This Mother’s Day

What Us Mums Would Love This Mother’s Day

Now that Spring is finally just around the corner, of course it is time for Mother’s Day again. I used to struggle with my own mother’s gifts, never being sure if I had got the right thing. Now that I am a mum I realise its simple, just buy nice things!

Jokes aside, for me personally, I love seeing my kids develop and so spending time with them is my main priority (providing they behave!) So treating your mum to a great day out as a family could be all she wants. Often my other half will arrange to take me somewhere and together he and the kids cover the bill which I think is so sweet. Is there somewhere you have heard your mum mention she wants to go? A restaurant she has raved about going to? Or, you could even just take her to one of her favourite places together.

Of course, no celebration would be complete without gifts! Jewellery has always been a wonderful gift as it can be as expensive and personal as you like, but for mothers it should always be special. If your mum already has a lot of jewellery, jewellery boxes for women can now be as pretty as the jewellery itself and make for great gifts. If she travels a lot you can always look for a specific travelling jewellery box, or just go for a statement piece that she can show off on her dressing table.

wolf jewellery

Considering all the running around us mums end up doing, why not show your mum you appreciate it by getting her a relaxing massage or spa day? You can either choose a local beauty salon near you, or if your budget is big enough send her off for a luxurious overnight stay at a health farm. No mother could say no to that! You could even liaise with your mum’s close friends or relatives to go at the same time to make a big trip out of it, or go with her yourself if that’s your thing!

Any excuse to dress up nice is a good one, and getting a new outfit most definitely counts! For clothes, I would say vintage tea dresses look great on all types of figures so can be hard to get wrong. Very flattering and also perfect for Spring. If you are not sure on dress sizes or styles, then perhaps stick to accessories. With Spring comes new shopping collections so you can bag your mum the best new products around.

vintage tea dress

Tickets to your mum’s favourite band, show or event are a great way to get yourself in the good books. Not only does it show that you have thought about the present, but it also gives her a good night out! You can set up alerts on many ticket sites so that you get notified when bands of interest are on tour near you. This is a great way to get the perfect present all year round! If you want to try something new, Ticketmaster have some really great interest and even family an attractions sections to inspire you if you’re not sure which show or event to choose.

I hope this helps inspire your gift buying choices, but remember Mother’s Day is on Sunday 6th March this year, so don’t forget the card!

Mums, what is the favourite gift you have received for Mother’s Day?

Guest post by Will Chivers of ThoughtShift.

Objets de Désir Necklace giveaway

If you love discovering unique products which are not available on the High Street, then take a look at Objets de Désir. This is a boutique which sells a beautiful range of handmade treasures created by emerging artists and designers from around the world. It includes a wide variety of lifestyle products from fashion and jewellery to homeware and accessories. Fab to browse around.

They even do wedding lists. And for those of you who live near enough to visit, they have a boutique store in Clifton, Bristol. I have been invited there to do a write-up on the shop but it is a bit far away for me. So any other bloggers near Bristol, there may be an opportunity for you.

One of the designers whose work is showcased at Objets de Désir is Rebecca Gladstone, who works from her studio home in East London. Rebecca works with a range of materials incorporating wood, metal and vintage pieces. She has made a range of handcrafted geometric jewellery using clean lines and graphic elements, called Rachel Loves Bob.

Do take a look at the Rachel Loves Bob range. There are some great earrings, necklaces and rings.

You can find out a bit more about Rebecca and her Rachel Loves Bob range on the Objets de Désir blog. You can read what she had to say when she was in the spotlight here, including where the name Rachel Loves Bob comes from.

Handmade wood and brass Gate necklace by Rachel Loves Bob

And I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition to giveaway one of Rachel Loves Bob stunning necklaces to one lucky winner. This is a handmade wood and brass gate necklace which hangs on a vintage 28” brass chain. A fantastic gift or keep it yourself. This item is only available to purchase in-store at the boutique, so you won’t find it on the Objets de Désir website.

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I’d love to hear what is your favourite piece from Objets de Désir? Mine is the Sir Nils Olav Penguin brooch.

You can find Objets De Désir on social media as follows:-
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Disclosure.  Although I am hosting this giveaway, I have not received any product.  All opinions are my own.

All I want for Christmas is ….

Nude Jewellery is an independent London jewellers who stock a wide and varied range of contemporary jewellery. They are running a competition for bloggers to write a post, selecting a piece of jewellery as their Christmas pick from their website.

They have designer jewellery handmade by leading local, national and international designers, unusual jewellery and bespoke jewellery so plenty for me to browse around. There are some amazing items. I am really spoilt for choice, but I’ve finally decided that my Christmas Pick is this beautiful necklace.

Fleur - Garnet Silver Pendant

I was really attracted to this beautiful Fleur – Garnet Silver Pendant. Absolutely stunning in my opinion. I’m sure I would get some great compliments wearing something like this unusual beautiful piece.

The pendant with flowers surrounding red tear shape garnet gemstone centre has a 22mm height and 11mm width and is on a 16-18 inch silver chain. It has been designed and created in the UK.

Have a look around their website at the lovely handmade jewellery. What would you pick?

This post is my entry into the Nude Christmas Pick Blogger Competition.

Prehistoric Presents update

Regular readers of my blog will remember the giveaway I ran last month for 4 Prehistoric Presents Dinosaur gift bags.  The lucky winners were Laura H, Naomi C, Vicky C and Sid W.

Salim of Prehistoric Presents was so pleased with the number of new Twitter followers which this generated for his business, that he offered me a free gift from his jewellery range.

I could choose between either the Spiral Goniatite or Orthoceras pendant.  A difficult choice as they both look beautiful in the pictures on the website, but I opted for the Spiral Goniatite. This contains a fossil which is about 300 million years old.  I also got to choose what length thong I would like for it.

When I opened the package, I got an extra surprise. Salim had included two Spiral Goniatites, both quite different to each other, as each fossil is unique.  They were both absolutely gorgeous.  One was on a black leather thong and it was simple to undo the silver clasp and swap them over.

A Spiral Goniatite on a leather thong retails at £16 which is really good value in my opinion. You can choose between a black or natural leather thong.  Alternatively you may buy a Spiral Goniatite on a silver chain.  There is a choice of chain length and prices start at £28 for an 18 inch chain.

Take a look at the other pieces in the jewellery range.  They are stunning and would make lovely Christmas presents or a treat to yourself.  There are also cufflinks for the gents.  Or for something really special, you may have a piece individually designed and crafted by Salim and you can be involved in the design process of your unique piece of jewellery.

Disclosure.  This post is a review of products I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.