Shopping on Christmas Eve

Burdines West Palm Michael Lisicky

When I was a child, there was nothing as fun as going shopping with my father for my mother's gift on Christmas Eve Day. Invariably, we'd end up at the handbag or fine jewellery counter at Burdine's ('the Florida store').

Rediscovering Jo Malone

Jo Malone Colognes

You would be forgiven for thinking I'm talking about Jo Malone's new foray into the fragrance world. It would make sense. But I'm not. I'm talking about the classic black and creme, which has far more going on than I ever knew.

Christmas for Kids

Owl Nightlight From White Rabbit England

Shopping for the kids in your life can be even more gratifying than shopping for yourself. You just have to keep away from Hamley's. And when the items are as fabulous as these, you can be sure that everyone will come away happy. We suggest by age group, and suggest you get busy.

Gifts From Scratch

Cutting Board From Bitboard Ch

This is the year to (more or less) design Christmas gifts yourself (and then have someone else make them). And with a great site in the US ( and a great site in the UK (Not On The High, it's easy, reasonable and gratifying (for everyone).

Father's Day Fails


This brilliant Father's day info-graphic, brought to you by, not only provides you with great gift ideas, it also encourages you to man-up and be a better son!