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  1. BuyaGift.co.uk have a range of animal experiences, covering a range of animals from alpacas to big cats, birds of prey, falconry, horses, farms, pigs, meerkats, monkeys, owls, penguins, reptiles and even zookeeping!


    2 for 1 Meet the meerkats
    Meet the Meerkats

    One of the best gifts we treated my wonderful Dad to was a meerkat encounter.  He used to chuckle everytime the advert with meerkats came on the TV so for his 80th birthday, we got him an encounter with these inquisitive animals.  The smile on his face as one of them stuck his head into Dad's jacket - well, I'll never forget it.  It will stay with me forever.

    There are big cat encounters!

    BuyaGift have a special offer on - enjoy 15% off with the code below, valid until 31 December 2021.


    15% off Exclusive code

    Ends: 31.12.2021

    What about a Bird of Prey Falconry Experience
    What about a Bird of Prey Falconry Experience?

    Go to BuyaGift.co.uk's website here
    The offer is site wide!

    Please note that the code does not apply to these gifts


  2. There’s great news from those fabulous people at Red Letter Days!

    They’ve given visitors from this website another 15% discount with an exclusive code to use – and not only that, it goes site-wide and includes anything on special offer and 2for1s!!

    They have garden experiences around the country from Surrey (that’s Kew Gardens) to North Yorkshire, and Northumberland right down to Devon.  

    RLD Campaign 1st Quarter picUse the code AHW2021RED  at check out to get your 15% off!

    Plus they have an extensive range of Short Breaks, so if you want to treat someone to a night or two away, there’s plenty to choose from.  There’s all sorts of accommodation from Shepherds Huts to Boutique Hotels, castles and country houses to treehouses!

    How about a visit to Kew Gardens?
    How about a visit to Kew Gardens?

    If you haven’t got the time for a night or two away, you could treat your loved one to a meal out or Afternoon Tea, or give them a cookery course.  

    What about a big cat experience?

    What about a big cat experience?

    There are all sorts of Arts and Crafts experiences, from photography to glass making, pottery to drawing.   Or why not have a go at feeding a Big Cat or meeting a meerkat at a wildlife park or zoo?

    A One Night National Park Stay for Two could give you a great chance to get away from it all
    A National Park Hotel Escape for Two could be a great break and gift idea

    This 15% off offer ends on 31 December 2021 – all you need to do to get it is use the code AHW2021RED

    Go browsing and shopping at Red Letter Days

    Please note this discount doesn't apply to non-discounted products

    Visit Red Letter Days here

    Please note that this code doesn't apply to non-discounted gifts.



    During lockdown, I have discovered the absolute wonder of Cocoa Loco's gorgeous chocolates!   I am still indulging and they make a lovely treat whilst watching a film, enjoying a coffee after dinner, or just because I feel like it at the moment!  

    They have some rather lovely Easter chocolate gifts, and what's more, you can get a mouth watering 15% off their Easter collection until 21 February 2021 - more about that in a bit.

    This is their Chocolate Farmyward Lolly Milk

    This is their Chocolate Farmyward Lolly Milk for £1.99.  

    They've also got Little Chocolate Chicks

    They've also got Little Chocolate Chickens for £4.99.

    There's this touching Missing You 600g bar of chocolate

    This Missing You bar of chocolate is 500g and is £15.99.  It is roughly A4 size - that's a lot of yummy chocolate! 

    All the chocolates are lovingly handmade, fairtrade, organic and palm oil free. 

    So you can get 15% off the Easter collection with the code EARLYEASTER.   It's valid until 21 February 2021 and the T&Cs are on the website.  

    Enjoy!  Head over to Cocoa Loco here and tuck in!

  4. Emma Bridgewater's ranges keep expanding and there are some wonderful gift ideas for anyone who has a hobby in her Interests mugs.

    They are personalised, too, so you can add your loved one's name on them! 

    For anyone who loves arts and crafts!

    If you're buying for someone who loves crafting, baking, golf, skiing, rugby, gardening, reading, writing, fishing and biscuits (or cookies), then take a look at their mugs - they are such fun! 

    For the rugby fanatic in your life!
    For the sports fanatic in your life!

    You can just imagine someone who loves sewing making them a cup of tea or coffee and taking sips to enjoy as they indulge in their favourite hobby!   Or the sports fan taking a sip of a warm brew from their Muddy Boots mug.

    There's a mug for garden lovers, too!
    There's a mug for garden lovers, too!

    And of course, if you've got someone who loves travelling, you could look at the People and Places collection, whilst nature lovers may enjoy the most wonderful selection of mugs celebrating the beauty of our natural world.

    Anyway, head over to Emma Bridgewater to see for yourself!

  5. Virgin Experience Days have a wide range of experiences to choose from - including animal experiences (from big cats to meerkats, birds of prey to horses, and wildlife photography) and garden experiences.  

    There are short breaks, dining out, arts and crafts experiences, driving experiences, lots of online experiences giving you the chance to learn new skills and knowledge, tours, adventures and days out.

    Obviously at the moment, COVID is in all our minds, and Virgin's information about COVID is here.  


    Let's go!  Race over to Virgin Experience Days to sniff out a gift experience!

    Let's go!  Race over to Virgin Experience Days to sniff out a gift experience!

    Take a look at the experience where you can Hike with Huskies in Kent