Mother’s Day Experience Gifts

March 14, 2012

Nothing says “Happy Mother’s Day” like Red Letter Days, so make mum’s day special with a gift experience.

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If your mum is in need of some rest and relaxation why not treat her to one of Red Letter Days wide range of luxurious Spa Days and Spa Breaks. Ranging from a relaxing treatment to an indulgent weekend away it’s the perfect way to give her some time away from it all.

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Would your mum prefer some sweet indulgence? Why not treat her to an Afternoon Tea this year? From the classically Traditional Tea for Two to a London Attraction and Afternoon Tea – these Afternoon Tea experience days will make ideal Mother’s Day gifts.

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Is your mum more interested in a bit of culture? Then perhaps a night out at a top West End show would be more her cup of tea. Choose from many theatre options from dinner and a show to a theatre break for two – all guaranteed to please mum.

skydiving gift experience for mum Why not knock your mum’s socks off this year by sending her on one of Red Letter Days adrenaline charged experiences. We have a wide range of gift ideas from Driving a Ferrari or Aston Martin to Indoor Skydiving or Power Boating on the Thames. Choose from the huge range of thrilling activity gifts that will be guaranteed to take her breath away.

If all mum needs is a little bit of time to get away from it all, treat her to one of the wide range of short breaks. Allow her to take a break and simply stop and rest, send her on a Charming Escape or even send her away to spend a night in a tepee. At Red Letter Days there is a short break to suit every mum’s taste.

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For 1000’s of gifts starting from just £20, Red Letter Days have the perfect gift to say “Thank You” to mum this Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

March 11, 2012

On Friday, my Mum and I both had the afternoon off, so went for an early Mother’s Day treat of Afternoon Tea for 2 at the stunning Parkside Hotel in Milton Keynes.

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Afternoon tea is civilised, charmingly British and a great opportunity to spend quality time together. Having indulged in 2 exceptional afternoon teas together previously, we went in with fairly high expectations and neither of us were disappointed, the surroundings, decor, staff and food were all truly outstanding.

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With a selection of yummy crustless finger sized sandwiches, scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, pretty macaroons and several incredibly scrumptious cakes we over-indulged to the max. This was all enjoyed from the comfort of the beautiful location of Parkside Hotel (sitting in the window we also had a view of the gorgeous countryside of Woughton-on-the-Green too) we both had a great time and would highly recommend as a wonderful Mother’s Day present.

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With over 50 locations across the UK AND with a bonus 15% discount at the moment at Red Letter Days, this is the perfect, affordable treat for 2 (currently only £29 for 2 – click here to see further info). My only advice would be to try and book it in around lunchtime as we went at 3pm which messed up the meal routine as didn’t want lunch before and then was completely stuffed afterwards, but it was well worth the stomach expansion, which brings me on to the only other piece of advice… an elasticated waistband is a must for all those scrummy irresistible cakes!!

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If you’d like to treat your mum to a day out or an experience gift but don’t think Afternoon Tea is the thing for you, there are plenty of other great gift ideas available here too.

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10% Off IWOOT Gifts

January 25, 2012

10% off iwantoneofthose This week’s Website of the Week title goes to IWOOT.

We have negotiated a fantastic exclusive discount from our friends at for winning the Girls Wishlist Website of the Week accolade and they’ve given us 10% off their recommended list with offer code RECOMMENDTHIS You’ll have to be quick as this offer ends on 31st January.

Here are a few reasons why we love IWOOT:

  • Free delivery on all orders
  • Fantastic original gift ideas
  • 1000s of gadgets and gizmos for all the family

Here a few of our favourite items from IWOOT’s recommended list

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Pacman Alarm Clock – £16.99
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Etch a Sketch Ipod Touch Cover – £24.99
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Silver Love Heart – £14.99
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Fire Engine Cat Play House – £13.99
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Click here to see the full list of recommended items which you can receive 10% off with offer code RECOMMENDTHIS but don’t delay as the offer ends on 31st January 2012.

Designer Dresses Hire – £39

May 22, 2011

If you are looking for designer dress hire, we can’t recommend Girl Meets Dress highly enough, they offer an amazing service which means we need never wear the same dress to the same event again! Rental costs range from £39 – £1200 with the majority of dresses coming in at around the £79 price point HOWEVER (and here’s the best part!) Girl Meets Dress have recently launched a membership club giving you the opportunity to rent ANY of their beautiful designer dresses (including this stunning green Roberto Cavalli dress which would usually cost £1200 to hire) for only £39.

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Roberto Cavalli Goddess Gown
Usual hire cost £1200
Herve Leger Bandage Dress
Usual hire cost £129
Fendi Painted Rose Dress
Usual hire cost £249
Alice by Temperley Renee Gown
Usual hire cost £109

The Herve Leger Bandage dress shown above has been worn by celebrities including Doutzen Kroes, Heather Graham, Kristin Cavallari and Heidi Montag. Many of the designer dresses available on Girl Meets Dress have been worn by the stars and now they are giving us the opportunity to wear designer dresses, as worn by our favourite celebrities, for an affordable £39 a time.

If you have a fashionista friend or relative who adores designer clothing but doesn’t have the budget to dress like they dream, this membership would make the perfect gift.

There’s no catch to this membership scheme at all, the only small print is that there is an initial 3 month minimum policy, but you can skip a month whenever you don’t have an event to attend and you can cancel your membership at any time.

With weddings, proms, races and summer balls happening throughout the summer, now is the perfect time to sign up! Click here to become a member and get ready to look amazing and wow your friends with your beautiful designer dresses.

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Vintage Handbags

May 11, 2011

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Some girls love nothing more than a new pair of shoes, others prefer to get a new dress, but here at Wishlist HQ, right now it’s all about the handbag. And what can be better than getting a new handbag?… Getting a new vintage handbag, that’s what! We are completely in love with the brand new vintage bag collection at, the bags are simply divine. We’ve chosen a selection of our favourite vintage designer bags ranging from £89 – £499 below which would make the most perfect gifts for any handbag lover, or a lovely treat for yourself of course! And, a huge bonus is that there is free worldwide delivery on all of these…

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Vintage Gucci Buckle Front Bag – £299 Vintage Il Tuscano Leather Doctor’s Bag – £159 Vintage Portomoro Butterfly Print Bag – £89
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Vintage Aquascutum Check Front Shoulder Bag – £229 Vintage Louis Vuitton Chain Handle Bag – £499 Vintage Marr 70s Style Bag – £199
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Vintage Piero Guidi Magic Circus Leather Bag – £279 Vintage Gucci Monogram Canvas Bag – £349 Vintage Furla Leather Bag – £169
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Oh how we dream of owning all of these gorgeous vintage designer handbags, and having a cabinet dedicated to showcasing the beauties in, like this one below! Click here to see the full vintage bag collection.

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Luxury Gifts For Her

March 30, 2011

If you are looking for a luxury gift to spoil a special lady in your life, here are our top luxury gift suggestions guaranteed to earn you extra Brownie points this Christmas! Ranging from £70 to £750, these perfect gift ideas could never disappoint…

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Hush Pyjama Gift Set – £70 Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Candle – £80 Fortnum & Mason Gift Box – £100
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Eve Lom Luxury Collection – £120 Links of London Silver Heart Bracelet – £120 Smythson Soho Diary – £160
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Crystal Peep Toe Shoes – £250 Bare Minerals Ultimate Gift Set – £500 Mulberry Alexa – £795
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If you are still struggling for gift ideas, Santa’s Little Helpers at Wishlist HQ are here to help with our FREE personal gift shopping service.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

March 29, 2011

Father’s Day is on Sunday 19th June 2011 and what better excuse to spoil your Dad and give him a big ‘Thank You’ for everything than on this special day. We’ve put together a selection of our favourite Father’s Day gift ideas ranging from novelty to luxury in the price range £7.95 – £100. Dad’s are often difficult to buy for, so we hope this selection of present suggestions gives you the inspiration you need to spoil your Dad rotten and give him a wonderful Father’s Day.

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Fathers Day IOU Vouchers – £7.95 1st Class Dad Mug – £8.95 Nostalgic Sweets Gift Box – £26.98
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Bulldog Money Box – £30 Ted Baker Leather Wallet – £30 Cashmere Socks – £32
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Monkey Shoulder Gift Pack – £39.99 Hackett Black Cab Cufflinks – £42 Wine in the Park – £44.95
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Simon Carter Spitfire Cufflinks – £55 Leather Ipad Cover – £59 Harrods Maison De La Truffe – £100
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Mother’s Day Experience Gifts

March 20, 2011

Mother’s Day is a time to say a big Thank You to your extra special Mum so why not treat her to a fantastic experience gift that you can enjoy together and remember for many years to come. Here are some wonderful experiences that would make perfect Mothers Day gifts.

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2 for 1 Pamper Day at Bannatyne’s was £130 now £65

Treat your mum to a relaxing day of  pampering at a Bannatyne’s Health Club (available nationwide). Unwind as you each receive a Swedish back, neck and shoulder massage followed by a scalp massage. Then spend the rest of the day taking advantage of the spa facilities.

2 for 1 makeover photo shoot

2 for 1 Mother & Daughter Makeover Photo Shoot was £39 now £19.50

A fantastic day for mum and daughter to share. Enjoy a make-up session followed by hair styling, then step onto the set for an unforgettable photo shoot together. Clothing changes, background changes; your photographer will create a look that will have jaws dropping. Afterwards view your pictures and select a complimentary print, plus any additional ones you would like to buy.

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Meet the Meerkats for 2 – £149

Begin your experience with complimentary refreshments before being escorted to the Meerkat enclosure. Experience at close hand the social behaviour of these fascinating animals. They’re extremely curious and friendly, so expect to be treated as a human climbing frame when you enter the enclosure. A ranger remains on hand to assist and to help capture photographs.

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Afternoon Tea for 2 at Harrods – £52

The traditional afternoon menu comprises freshly cut sandwiches, home baked raisin scones and a selection of tea pastries from the famous Harrods Patisserie – all served with a tea of your choice. The experience is for two people and will last for around one and a half hours but a trip to Harrods is an experience in itself, make sure you leave time to wander round the magnificent shop.

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RHS Gift Membership – £49

If your Mum loves gardening give her the gift of gardens for a whole year, with Royal Horticultural Society membership. This great gift includes free visits to the four RHS Gardens bursting with colour, the garden monthly magazine, as well as personal advice from RHS experts. It comes wrapped up with exclusive seeds and vouchers, ready to give away. Order now and you’ll also receive a free Crabtree & Evelyn skincare set!

2 for 1 lava shell treatment

Deluxe Lava Shell Experience for 2 – £85

This wonderful experience gives you & your Mum the chance to indulge with 2 Lava Shell treatments and a scalp massage each. You’ll be amazed as the heat emanating from inside the Lava Shells causes a gentle chemical reaction that naturally releases a soothing warmth easing muscle tension and promoting better circulation. Includes full use of your chosen spa’s facilities.

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Thames Lunch Cruise for 2 – £59

Treat your Mum to a special day relaxing and enjoying the spectacular views as the Thames lunch cruise takes you past some of London’s magnificent attractions such as the London Eye, Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower of London and Tower Bridge. View all these sights from the comfort of your seat whilst tucking into a delicious three course lunch.

10% Off Bombay Duck

March 8, 2011

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If you’re not already aware of this wonderful website, Bombay Duck is a fantastic site to shop for gifts, interiors and accessories.

We have managed to secure 10% off  PLUS free delivery on all Bombay Duck orders over £50, just remember to enter the discount code 10DEL50 at the checkout.

The website is full of amazing and unique items, and here is just a small selection:

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£35 £24.50 £24.50
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£24 £12.50 £5.95

The website is absolutely bursting with colourful, fun and quirky products including girlie gifts, travel accessories, wedding gifts, baby gifts, jewellery, kitchen accessories, sparkling chandeliers, their best selling decorative door knobs and unique hooks and much much more!

10% off and FREE delivery at Bombay Duck

Your Chamilia Competition

March 7, 2011

This competition has now closed.
We’ve teamed up with our friends at Your Chamilia to give you the chance to win £100 to spend on beautiful jewellery on

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Chamilia was created to make it possible and easy to personalise, change and customise jewellery to suit your mood, remember a moment or an occasion and with over 500 unique beads and charms including a nostalgic collection of authentic Disney beads there really is something for everyone. And, if you can bear to be parted with your gorgeous prize, Mothers Day is fast approaching, and a bracelet or necklace from Your Chamilia would make a perfect gift.

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  • This competition ends at midnight on Thursday 17th March.
  • The winner will be picked at random and notified by Monday 21st March.
  • No cash alternative available
  • Only 1 entry per person using this entry form. However, you can increase your chance of winning with 2 bonus entries. How? Simply write Your Chamilia competition entry on our Girls Wishlist Facebook page and tweet @GirlsWishlist @YourChamilia #YourChamiliaCompetitionEntry on Twitter – it’s as simple as that! Please note that only 1 of each type of entry per person (1 entry form, 1 Facebook entry & 1 Twitter entry) will be included in the competition.
  • Competition open to UK entrants only.

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