A special birthday and gifts for the boys!


Hi there,

I just had to update you on the progress of our puppy Bailey who unbelievably turned ONE last week!

Oh my goodness – I honestly don’t know where that time has gone. Bailey has been such an amazing addition to our family and is such a joy. We had a little party for her complete with presents. One tip I was told was to wrap a loose little treat up with each pressie, and then she will smell that and want to open it. It really worked a treat! I’ll definitely be doing that with her Christmas presents. I’ve already got a doggy advent calendar and she is the only member of the family I’ve actually finished shopping for so far!

Now, speaking of pressies I promised I’d continue my Christmas gift idea series, and in this blog I’ve decided to pick my top three gifts for the gentlemen.

In third place, I’ve gone for beer!

Best of British beer collection

The Best of British Beer Pale of Ale collection is literally a bucket of beer, but beautifully presented in a silver bucket. It really celebrates the best of British beer. In total there are five assorted bottles of beer from England , Scotland and Wales and they are all award-winning beers so a fantastic gift for the beer fanatic on your Christmas list.

In second place, I’ve chosen a great option for lovers of DIY.

AM-Tech tool kit

The AM-Tech tool caddy comes in a snazzy black and features useful tools such as various different screwdrivers, a utility knife and tape measure, plus lots and bits and pieces including screws and nails. It would be perfect for the DIY fan or a great kit for a couple’s first Christmas in a new home.

My number one top Christmas gift for the guys this year, goes to L’Occitane.

L'Occitane five-piece men's Christmas collection

This five-piece men’s Christmas gift box is the ultimate men’s fragrance collection, and includes a 50ml Eau de Toilette, shower gel, soap, shaving gel and after-shave creme. There is a choice in the collections of either the Cedrat fragrance which I think is very refreshing and a little bit sporty and zesty, my son for example would love it. Or, there’s the Eau De L’Occitane, which my husband adores. It’s a little more sophisticated I think, maybe how you would expect a James Bond type character to smell. Both are absolutely gorgeous and the set comes in a great gift box all ready for wrapping.

Make sure to check out these gifts online and treat the boys this Christmas!

In my next blog I’ll be taking a look at Christmas food at QVC, plus I’ll be telling you how to enter my new Christmas competition!

Take care,

Jilly x


  1. Jayney November 7, 2016 at 11:08 pm -  Reply

    Happy birthday Bailey – ru sure that she’s a year od already? It doesn’t seem possible!haha. Your idea for getting her interested in opening her presents was a good one BUT if r going to o the same with her Christmas presents l hope u weren’t thinkingf putting them under the tree in advance? I’ve got 3 cats, Minstrel, Rolo & Poppet n I can’t put their presents under the tree bcos they sniff them out n open them! They never o ner any others but they know which are for them somehow even things lie new posh collars n blankets which haven’t got any catty smell to them! I can’t fathom how they do it but have to keep their presents in a cupboard until the “big day” or they wouldn’t have any surprises!haha. Reading yr Xmas ideas with interest xXx

  2. Marie November 8, 2016 at 7:46 pm -  Reply

    Happy birthday Bailey she is so gorgeous. Helpful interesting blog Jilly thank you. I look forward to the next one. X

  3. Kim November 12, 2016 at 12:37 pm -  Reply

    Such a beautiful dog, Jilly – please give little Bailey a huge birthday hug and kiss from me! Much love, Kim x

  4. Jilly December 5, 2016 at 12:07 pm -  Reply

    Ahh, Thankyou for all your birthday wishes for Bailey. I can’t wait to see what she makes of the Christmas tree decorations! Wish me luck xx

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