Posts tagged ‘Gifts’

April 12, 2012

No Boxed Gifts Please

I love this line at the bottom of invitations. Which plainly means cash or nothing!! Of course, you cannot go empty handed so cash it is.

I can’t quite remember when this phrase placed neatly on invites started to appear but it is no longer limited to wedding invitations. We see it on anniversary invites, birthday invites etc… What this little phrase did was end the mass recycling of unwanted gifts that have been stored in cupboards waiting for that wedding of a relative you hardly know.

Just this week Nigella Lawson got caught out recycling, or rather reselling on Ebay, a gift that was given to her by a family friend, Sophie Waugh. She only went and sold it a friend of Sophie’s who read the message in the book addressed to Nigella. Oops!!!

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March 18, 2011

Perfect Gift

It was my husband’s birthday the other day and I am really bad at buying him presents. Predominantly because I try an buy him clothes and they are always too small. I think I am indirectly trying to tell him to lose weight!!

Buying birthday gifts can be really difficult sometimes and what do you buy when you don’t really need anything and you are buying gifts for the sake of it.  Well Oxfam has the answer!!

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