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Gift Idea For The Brave!

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

I’m terrified of flying so just the thought of jumping out of a plane makes my heart race and my palms sweat. However if you’re looking for a unique gift for a daring friend or relative, perhaps for a birthday, anniversary, Christmas … or any other occasion, a skydive could be perfect to get their adrenaline pumping (or you could just give this to a relative you’re not too keen on?!).

After a terrifying 25 minute plane journey to reach the required altitude, the skydiver must then look down at the 7,000ft drop into which they will freefall at speeds of around 120-mph. Reassuringly they will be strapped securely to a qualified instructor, however that would still never convince me to do this!! You can choose the jump from Cumbria, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Aberdeenshire or Devon.

Available from Smart Gift Solutions for £249.

Silver Diamanté Keepsake Box

Monday, April 16th, 2007

M&S Diamanté Keepsake BoxMy best friend recently got engaged and I found it really difficult to find a suitable engagement gift. My initial idea was a bottle of champagne but then I presumed everybody else would have thought of that as well; it’s the easy option! I wanted to get something that showed I had put some time and effort into choosing their present so I opted for a Memories photograph album from Marks & Spencer.

My plan was to take lots of photographs at the engagement party then fill the book for them so they had some nice memories of the night. However, after a few glasses of red wine I forgot about the pictures and had to collect them off other people!

While searching for their present I also came across this lovely Memories Box; the box is big enough to store photographs, cards, invitations and other special memories that often get lost in the back of the drawer. It is beautifully decorated with silver diamantes and has a silky ribbon to secure the box shut.

These gifts would also be great for a christening or a wedding present, the photo album is not yet available on their website so you will have to go to a store but the keepsake box is available for £9.50.

Personalised Champagne

Friday, March 9th, 2007

The other day I wrote about the great gift ‘message in a bottle’, well now I have found a similar gift ‘message on a bottle’! This thoughtful idea would make a lovely Mother’s Day, birthday or anniversary present; you can choose the text you want to appear on the bottle so really it’s for any occasion.

The bottle is Champagne J. De Telmont from Damery, a blend of Pinot Noir, Meunier and Chardonnay grapes, not that this means anything to me but it might to you if you’re a champagne lover.

Your message can be up to 100 characters long – just enough space to say something like ‘Dear Mum, Thanks for being so great, Happy Mother’s Day, all my love Aimi’. When the champagne has all gone you could place a candle in the top and use it as decoration in your kitchen. This gift is available from lastminute.com for £35.