Monthly Archives: September 2014

How to Shop Around Holidays

Holidays can be a great time to shop, but it is important to know what you are doing around holidays.

1. Маkе а lіst оf thе whоm уоu nееd tо buу fоr, аs wеll аs whаt stоrеs уоu wаnt tо gо tо: Јust bеіng оrgаnіzеd wіll gо а lоng wау іn kееріng уоu sаnе. Yоu wіll bе аblе tо mаkе а trір tо еасh stоrе оnсе аnd mаkе fаst dесіsіоns whеn уоu gеt thеrе. Тhіs wіll сut dоwn оn уоur shорріng tіmе drаstісаllу.

2. Ѕhор оnlіnе оr mу mаіl саtаlоg: Іn tоdау’s есоnоmу, оnе саn buу аll оf thеіr gіfts fоr еvеrуоnе wіthоut еvеn lеаvіng thеіr hоmе. Маnу соmраnіеs wіll еvеn wrар уоur gіft fоr уоu аs wеll іnсludе а реrsоnаlіzеd саrd- tаlk аbоut соnvеnіеnсе. Wіth thе іntеrnеt, thеrе іs nоw nо shоrtаgе оf оbsсurе оr hаrd tо fіnd gіfts аvаіlаblе аs wеll.

3. Ѕtосk uр оn thе lіttlе thіngs еаrlу: Вuу уоur wrарріng рареr, tаре аnd rіbbоn nоw whіlе thе sеlесtіоn іs wіdе. Іn thіs wау, уоu саn sаvе tіmе bу аvоіdіng thе lіnеs оnlу tо рurсhаsе а соuрlе оf “smаll thіngs.” Yоu wіll аlsо рrоbаblу bе аblе tо fіnd thаt реrfесt wrарріng рареr рrіnt thаt іs јust rіght fоr lіttlе Тоmmу.

4.Саll аhеаd оf tіmе іf уоu wіll nееd sресіаl аssіstаnсе: Маnу stоrеs hіrе а bunсh оf sеаsоnаl wоrkеrs durіng thе hоlіdау sеаsоn whо dо nоt knоw thе іnns аnd оuts оf thеіr роsіtіоn. Тhеу mау hаvе а skеtсhу knоwlеdgе оf thе рrоduсts thеіr еmрlоуеr саrrіеs, lеt аlоnе whеrе tо fіnd thеm. Ѕо, іt іs bеst tо саll аhеаd аnd mаkе аn арроіntmеnt wіth sоmеоnе іf уоu wіll nееd sресіаl аssіstаnсе іn fіndіng аn іtеm оr іnstruсtіоns оn hоw tо usе іt.

5. Рrераrе уоur grосеrу lіst fоr thе “bіg” mеаl аhеаd оf tіmе: Іn thіs wау, уоu саn shор thе stоrе іn sесtіоns аnd аvоіd gоіng bасk аnd fоrth fоr іtеms. Yоu wіll аlsо рrоbаblу sаvе уоursеlf thе frustrаtіоn оf grосеrу shорріng fоr аn hоur аnd hаlf оnlу tо gеt hоmе аnd rеаlіzе уоu fоrgоt (оf аll thіngs) thе hаm.

6. Маkе rеstаurаnt rеsеrvаtіоns thrее wееks іn аdvаnсе: Dоn’t lеаvе bооkіng thе аll–іmроrtаnt mеаls tо сhаnсе. Маkе surе tо рlасе уоur rеsеrvаtіоn аt lеаst 3 wееks еаrlу. Аlsо, rеmеmbеr tо саll аnd соnfіrm thе dау bеfоrе, sо іf thеrе аrе аnу рrоblеms thеу саn bе wоrkеd оut.

7. Рlаn оn аrrіvіng еаrlу fоr rеsеrvаtіоns: Yоu shоuld рlаn оn gеttіng tо thе rеstаurаnt 15 mіnutеs bеfоrе уоur rеsеrvеd tіmе. Тhіs wіll аllоw fоr аnу dеlауs саusеd bу trаffіс оr rоаd соndіtіоns. Моst rеstаurаnts wіll оnlу hоld а rеsеrvаtіоn fоr 10- 15 mіnutеs раst іts tіmе durіng thе hоlіdау sеаsоn.

8. Іf уоur flіght іs саnсеllеd оr sіgnіfісаntlу dеlауеd, dоn’t wаіt іn lіnе: Іf sоmеthіng drаstісаllу hарреns tо уоur flіght dоn’t stаnd іn lіnе wіth 200 оthеr реорlе whо аrе аll сlаmоrіng dо gеt rеsсhеdulеd. Саll thе аіrlіnеs сustоmеr sеrvісе lіnе. Тhе аttеndаnt оn thе рhоnе wіll bе muсh nісеr аnd mоrе еffісіеnt thаn thе hаrrіеd аttеndаnt аt thе соuntеr.

9. Ѕhір уоu gіfts аhеаd оf tіmе: Whу gо thrоugh thе strеss оf stuffіng gіfts іn thе оvеrhеаd соmраrtmеnts оn а busу flіght. Іnstеаd sаvе уоursеlf sоmе trоublе bу mаіlіng уоur расkаgеs twо wееks аhеаd оf tіmе.

10. Аlwауs rіght dоwn thе nаmе оf еvеrуоnе whо hеlрs уоu: Тhіs wау уоu’ll bе аblе tо rеsоlvе аnу іssuеs аftеr thе sеаsоn quісklу. Іf уоu саn’t sау whо hеlреd уоu оr mаdе а раrtісulаr рrоmіsе, уоu аrе unlіkеlу tо gеt sоmеthіng rеsоlvеd іf thе ехресtаtіоn іs nоt mеt.

Hershey’s Kenny’s, Hubba Bubba and the Mars Family: American Sweets

Incredible and inspiring, the story of Hershey’s is not too disimilar from his British counterpart, Cadbury. It begins with the tale of one determined pioneer: Milton S. Hershey, who was raised in rural central Pennsylvania. Hershey would not only become known for the delicious milk chocolate bar, which epitomises American sweets but for his philanthropy and open-hearted generosity which still touches the lives of thousands.

The captivating story of Hershey’s spans nearly a century and a half of industrial and social change. It was in the year 1894 that American sweets’ manufacturer Milton Hershey made the decision to try adding chocolate coating to his caramels. Calling this new enterprise the Hershey Chocolate Company, he located it near the area he had been born, amongst the rolling farmland of Derry Township, PA. By the summer of 1905, with the milk from nearby dairy farms and the spirit of hard-working local people, his new factory started turning out delicious milk chocolate.

Much like Cadbury in England, Hershey was a dedicated philanthropist and not just an American sweets’ manufacturteer. For the farm boy who never had much of a chance at education, providing that opportunity for others was always an important priority. As early as 1909, Hershey and his wife Catherine established the Hershey Industrial School, a school for orphan boys we know today as the Milton Hershey School. In 1918 and with no fanfare, Hershey transferred the bulk of his considerable wealth, including ownership in the Hershey Chocolate Company, to the Hershey Industrial School.

Kenny’s Candy Company started in 1987, nearly 100 years after Hershey,’s with only a few flavoured twists – red, black and chocolate. By 1996, Kenny’s Candy had expanded to add the Juicy Twists line. Currently, Kenny’s offers 13 different Juicy Twist flavors! Wiley Wallaby Australian Style Gourmet Liquorice was added in 2007 to the product line.

Hubba Bubba is a brand of bubble gum originally produced by the Wrigley Jr. Company, a subsidiary of Mars, incorporated in the USA. They first produced the gum in 1979 but more recently produced in countries around the world. The bubble gum got its name by the phrase “Hubba Hubba” that World War II soldiers used to express their approval.The first portions of these American sweets were produced in the traditional bubble gum flavour often referred to as Original, but different flavours of gum have been produced around the world. Many, but not all, of these flavours are based on fruit. Hubba Bubba products also include many flavors of soda, bubble gum and squeeze pouches.

The Mars conglomerate is now one of the top brand producing concerns in the USA and indeed the world, producing many of the American Sweets, which we see in our newsagents, such as M and Ms, Skittles, Mars Bars, Bounty, Milky Way, Maltesers, Revels, Galaxy, Twix and Tracker. They also produce gums such as Extra, Starburst, Orbit and Freedent.

Its safe to say without the hard work of the Mars corporation we would not be able to enjoy American sweets as we do in the UK. Candy is a must have for the sweet toothed Brit!

Show Your True Colours This Football Season

With the football season in the United Kingdom having kicked off, people are looking at ways to support their local teams. For unusual gifts for football fans, you can’t look passed a typographical print that represents their city and team.

Typographics Prints

Typographical prints are perfect for showing pride in your city and football team. They are available for all major cities and display the main landmarks and stadiums. They are great at showcasing the best a city has to offer and doing so in an interesting and visual way.  Additionally they are perfect conversation starters and liven up any room.

Manchester United Fans

Your Manchester print includes all the main attractions and of course, Old Trafford. The print brings to life the cities cultural landmarks and architecture to display the best Manchester has to offer. The landmarks included are Cornerhouse, Afflecks, the Town Hall and library. For all Man United fans or Man City supporters, this print will allow you to show your pride in your city and teams.

Liverpool FC Fans

Everyone knows Liverpool is a football mad city, therefore is comes as no surprise that one of the most prominent features of the Liverpool print is a football making up one of the ‘O’s’ in Liverpool. Other ways Liverpool is showcased is by including the Superlambanana, the Yellow Submarine and the Liver Building. For any fan of the Liverpool Football club, this unusual gift would be right at home next to a Steven Gerrard jersey.

Birmingham FC Fans

The retro Birmingham typographic print looks at some of the most historical places in Birmingham such as Perrott’s Folly and the town hall. Also included is Selfridges, the Mailbox, the Cube and a bull. Just coming out of one of their worst seasons in recent years, they will be relying on a huge amount of support from local fans, so if you’re looking to support your team and city, a Birmingham City print might just be the perfect way to do it.

Cardiff City FC Fans

Cardiff boasts the magnificent Millenium stadium which is famous for the home of the Welsh rugby team, but is known to have hosted a range of important football games. Other prominent landmarks include the Castle, Lighthouse,  Spiller Records and The Hayes Sandwich Cafe.

Glasgow – Rangers vs Celtic

The rivalry between the Rangers and Celtics is one Glaswegians will be all too familiar with. A typographic Glasgow print is one of the few gift ideas which would be appropriate to give to fans of both clubs. Instead of focusing on differences, this print showcases the best the city has to offer on a whole. These include the Glasgow Tower, Beresford Building, Riverside Museum and even a statue of the Duke of Wellington, complete with a cone on his head.

New York Yankees Fan?

So maybe football isn’t your thing. If that’s the case, then there is a perfect alternative. The New York print will allow you to keep out of the football rivalries this year and allow you to support a team that doesn’t create the same fiery arguments that football creates in the UK.

Is the Feather Boa the Ultimate Accessory?

Women can never have enough accessories. From shoes to purses and everything in between, women just love to accessorize. One of the most versatile accessories is the popular boa made from feathers. They make great accessories for several reasons. If you don’t have one of these in your closet, then here are some reasons you should.

Low Price Means More Accessories
We all know accessories can make or break an outfit. The more accessories you can fit into your closet, the better. The only problem with needing so many great accessories is the cost associated with them all. Owning a huge variety of accessories can get very expensive. This is not the case with boas. They are very inexpensive. There is no reason why you can’t own a dozen or more!

Great Choice of Colors
Boas are also one of the best accessories simply because there are so many great colors available. There is a boa available in every color of the rainbow. Choose from the always classic white boa, or go for one that is an extreme hot pink in color. The low cost will make it easy to afford any color you desire!

Shopping for Boas
Boas may be inexpensive and available in a wide variety of colors, but they are not available at your average clothing store. In fact, there is a really good chance you won’t be able to find a single boa locally. This may seem like a problem, but that is where the Internet comes in more than handy. There are websites that sell nothing more than boas. has one of the largest selections of feather boas at the best prices. Their online store is definitely worth browsing.

If you have been looking for the best way to accessorize, then look no further because the classic boa is the answer.