Inspiration

Find Your Own National Trust Winter Wonderland

If you want to get away from the maddening crowd this weekend, why not get back in touch with nature? There's something very special about country walks in the colder months, with wellies and a woolly hat. Take a thermos with you and have pit stops while the dog round around sending crunchy leaves flying everywhere. Here's what the National Trust recommends.

2016-11-25 00:00:35By National Trust

Inspiration

10 Alternatives to Wrapping Paper

While Christmas is, to many, the most wonderful time of the year, it is also the most wasteful. Do 5 minutes of mystery justify the amount of wrapping paper we use? We don't think so. Here are 10 ways to present a gift without wrapping paper.

2016-11-24 00:00:55By Natalie Reynolds

Hints & Tips

4 Alternatives to Sending Christmas Cards This Year

The Christmas card has been around for a couple of centuries now. What originally was used to update friends and relatives of the family’s adventures has slowly trickled to a somewhat bland. Most of the time, these cards go to people you haven’t spoken to in years, and you keep up the tradition out of either fear of being judged or, well, tradition. Keep on reading for some alternatives to sending Christmas cards.

2016-11-22 00:00:05By Natalie Reynolds

Inspiration

Consider Eco-friendly and Sustainable Gifts This Christmas

This year has seen a raise in minimalism, zero waste, and a strive towards a more environmentally aware way of life. As we move away from consumerism and get on board with charities, nothing quite beats the excitement of opening a present on Christmas morning. Check out 10 gifts for the environmentally conscious.

2016-11-20 00:00:54By Natalie Reynolds

Quick Reads

Shop Local - Christmas, Artisan and Flea Markets

Visiting your local markets is a great way to get inspired for original gifts. It is unlikely you will find inspiration from looking through the same shops and online stores over and over if you don’t know what you are looking for. By visiting markets you can see the items being put to work, you can pick them up, look at them, and talk to the seller about its provenance.

2016-11-18 00:00:13By Natalie Reynolds

Inspiration

Gifts in a Jar

Repurposing mason jars has become really popular among the creative people on the internet. With Christmas fast approaching, we have collated some great gift ideas to present in a jar.

2016-11-16 00:00:39By Natalie Reynolds

Quick Reads

Get Your Craft on With the National Trust on Black Friday

If you want to stir away from the madness that will be Black Friday weekend, the National Trust have you covered. There are plenty of things to do! We got in touch with the charity to see what they had on, and boy are they keeping busy! Here are some cooking and craft workshops you can get stuck in between the 19th and 27th November.

2016-11-14 00:00:19By National Trust

Preloved News

Black Friday and Green Friday with Preloved

Black Friday is one of those events that people either love or hate. It doesn't leave anyone indifferent. Click through to learn what offers we have hand-picked for you; alternatively, discover the curated selection of articles we have put together on the run up to the event.

2016-11-13 00:00:47By Natalie Reynolds