Every man is not the same. And yet, at Christmas, you could easily be mistaken in thinking that they all love novelty socks, Lynx Africa and, well, not much else. The possibilities for male present buying in physical shops are pretty appalling. The shelves are all angry looking shower gels that promise to do 50 […]

Nov 28, 2018

Ethical Gift Giving: The men in your life

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When it comes to buying for babies and toddlers at Christmas, I always find it particularly tricky. I mean, it’s not like you can chuck a bottle of white wine or a selection box in a bag and be done with it. Add in the fact that they grow and develop at such a massive […]

Nov 27, 2018

Ethical Gift Guide: Babies and Toddlers

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To be honest, I probably could have titled this “Bethany Austin’s Christmas Wishlist 2018. Please Read, Santa!”, because I would be more than chuffed to find any of these items waiting for me under the tree on Christmas morning. But, ya know, that’s probably not great for SEO. So instead, I opted for a classic […]

Nov 26, 2018

Ethical Gift Guide: The Women in your Life

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If you want to know how unaware a blogger is of their privilege, take a look at their stocking filler gift guide. I’ve seen Jo Malone candles, key rings for over £100 and more luxury makeup than I’ve owned in my whole life. Honestly, I think some people would suggest BMWs if they could squeeze […]

Nov 25, 2018

Ethical Gifting Week: Stocking Fillers, Secret Santas and Gifts for £15 or less

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I am 100%, without a doubt, a summer girl. Nothing makes me happier than the sun on my skin and being able to leave the house without 8 layers on and an ice scraper in hand. I truly think I am the best version of me in mid august. However, the extent to which I […]

Nov 17, 2018

My winter blues toolkit

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The power of the internet never ceases to amaze me. Thanks to the Instagram account of Sophie Hinchcliffe or, as we all know her, Mrs Hinch, I went from someone who did cleaning out of necessity, to someone who wanted to throw Zoflora on every surface in my house, stuff my pillows with dryer sheets […]

Oct 16, 2018

The Mrs Hinch Effect: The internet, our toilets, the planet

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