My latest pair of headphones are from Bassbuds, just plain black but with Swarovski crystal on the back making them a little different. The headphones give a really good sound quality and have a handy pause/play button towards the ear end which is good as you don’t need to keep getting your iPod/phone out of your pocket. You can also use the headphones as a hands free as there is a tiny mic as well. They come with some spare pairs of ear buds in different sizes and also a storage bag. These headphones cost £34.95. I’m really pleased with how good these are!Bassbuds are offering you lucky lot a £5 discount voucher to spend on their headphones, just enter the code BB38487.
My last pair of headphones died a few weeks ago so I’ve been looking for a new pair since then. I’ve finally found some and I’m very happy with them! I’ve gone for a pair of noise isolating ones from the Marley Jammin’ Collection called People Get Ready.
I love how colourful they are and that they are eco-friendly. They are made from recyclable aluminium, recycled plastic and wood. They come with three different sized ear cushions as well which I think is a really good idea as sometimes I find headphones quite sore – I must have small ears!
You also get a little carry case with the headphones which I’m not sure I’ll actually use but might be handy for some people. Obviously, it’s not just what they look like that is important, but don’t worry; the sound quality is brilliant as well!
These headphones cost £29.99 and you can buy them from Amazon. I actually found these while I was looking for Valentine’s Day gift ideas which are different to the usual heart shaped chocolates. They have lots of different colours to choose from and a range of prices so might be worth thinking about!
I thought I’d share with you a few Father’s Day gift ideas I’ve found recently. I don’t know about you, but I always find it much harder to buy presents for men so I started looking early in the hope that if I looked for longer I’d find better gifts!
I tried some products from Melvita a couple of months ago and loved them. The products are great and I really like that they are natural and organic. Melvita also have a men’s range which should be brilliant if the women’s stuff is anything to go by. They have a few different products such as shaving cream, shower gel and eau de toilette. Definitely worth a look.
If your dad’s into writing then you can find some good quality pens at www.stonemarketing.com. They have a big variety – different brands, ball point pens, fountain pens – at a range of prices. I’ve found one which costs £340 but there are other much more reasonably priced pens! This one is the Sheaffer VFM and it costs £10.50.
If your dad’s a music lover then these Ministry of Sound headphones might be a good idea. They sound good and can be used with iPods or mp3s. This may not be the best reason to buy a pair of headphones but I also really like the packaging!
I’ve tried some nice wines recently in the name of research(!) which could also make a nice gift either on their own or with a special home cooked meal?
I don’t really know that much about choosing wines so I usually go for the bottle I like the best. It seems to work though!
It’s time again for me to try and find a birthday present for my boyfriend. I am always trying to find something a bit different but seeing as I am a student I don’t have a lot of money to spend. This year I have found some great ideas………
Wicked Vision is actually a website that sells toys and games. This might not seem suitable for a 20 year old but the stuff they have – boomerangs, yoyos, Frisbees – can be used by people of all ages. The prices start from just £3.99 which makes them good stocking fillers (or whatever the birthday equivalent is!). The light up Duncan Pulse yoyo that I bought for my boyfriend ended up being his favourite present of the day!
Urbanz have lots of high quality headphones in a kaleidoscope of different colours. They have ‘in ear’ headphones, ‘ear hooks’ and the big ‘DJ’ headphones. I’ve got my boyfriend some blue, ‘in ear’ ones as they are small enough to fit easily into his bag when he comes on the train to visit me! Urbanz also sell speaker and gadget bags in exciting, bright designs.
Hawkshead Relish have a lot of interesting items. They sell all sorts of different flavoured relishes as well as jams, cheese, puddings and handmade chocolate. The prices aren’t much higher than supermarkets but the products make a change from the normal sorts of things that supermarkets sell and they taste much better as well. My favourite product from this website has to be the Sticky Toffee Sauce which can be poured hot or cold over sticky toffee pudding, ice cream, bananas or whatever else you fancy.
The old fashioned hair product Brylcreem has launched a new range which a brand new logo. There are lots of products in the range from gels to wax so there should be something to suit all hair types. The new packaging looks really smart and the product smell good as well.
There are lots of drinks you can buy but if you want something a bit special then why not try Camitz Sparkling Vodka from Sweden. It is perfect for cocktails but you can also drink it as a shot or with a mixer. It stays bubbly for up to eight hours once opened and apparently stays a premium vodka once the bubbles have gone (I haven’t actually tried this though). We used the Sparkling Vodka to make yummy Sparkling Cosmopolitan Cocktails. Here is the recipe we used:
- 1 part Cointreau
- 1 part freshly squeezed lime juice
- 4 parts cranberry juice
- 4 parts Sparkling Vodka
- All you have to do is shake up all the ingredients (except the vodka) with lots of crushed ice and pour into a glass. Then top with the Sparkling Vodka.
Another drink to try is Southern Comfort. You can drink it in lots of different ways – with ginger beer, lemonade, straight or as a New Orleans inspired cocktail. Southern Comfort has also just launched a new style bottle so even though it’s not the most original of birthday ideas, it is at least slightly different to normal!