World Whale Day 2016 – Let’s Speak Whale

Hurrah! It’s World Whale Day 2016! What better day to think about all things whale, learn some facts, and talk about conservation?! At Find Me A Gift, we’ve once more jumped at the chance to talk about some of the animals we love.

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Win an ‘I Love You’ Bouquet of Flowers

With the big V Day approaching, yes we are talking about Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d give you all a helping hand with what to give your Valentine this year! We are giving one lucky winner the chance to win this stunning ‘I Love You’ bouquet of flowers, plus a stunning glass vase and yummy Belgium chocolates!

THE PRIZE

The red rose is the symbol of deep love and affection, so how about 12 of them in a bouquet for V day?! This gorgeous ‘I Love You’ bouquet is filled with 12 luxury red roses mixed with lush ruscus and complimented with bundles of hypericum berries. This bouquet will make a wonderful gift for that special person in your life, so is perfect for Valentine’s Day!

One lucky winner will have this striking bouquet delivered straight to their door! It comes with a glass vase ready to put the beautiful bouquet in, and even some Belgium chocolates for your Valentine to indulge in! What’s more it comes with a card that can be personalised, so you have up to 250 characters to tell your Valentine why you love them so much!

HOW TO ENTER

For a chance to win this and utterly ‘wow’ or should we say ‘woo’ your Valentine, comment on this blog post with what your favourite flowers are, or maybe what your Valentine’s favourite flowers are? – This is a mandatory requirement! To gain additional entry points through rafflecopter, follow us on Twitter and visit our Facebook page!

The competition finishes at noon on Friday 12th February, no more entries shall be processed after this time. 1 winner will be picked at random, the winner will be emailed and announced on social media soon after, in order to get your prize delivered by Valentine’s Day we’d need the winner’s details on that Friday afternoon, so keep an eye on your emails!
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Win everything you need for a 3 course meal, worth £50 – perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Wouldn’t it be great to have a healthy life without planning it…To cook recipes you love without having to find them. To have food in your fridge without going to a supermarket. That is what FoodZube.co.uk is all about.

FoodZube is a UK food start-up whose goal is to make cooking so easy, anyone can do it. And they’ve just released an app that makes all this possible. The app predicts what recipes you’re going to love in the quantities you want, and gets them delivered to your door every week, all year round! It tracks any leftover ingredients you have and suggests recipes to use them up. It lets you pick your favourite recipes from around the internet to make your own personal online recipe collection.

FoodZube is about making your life easy and the start-up will be adding new apps and features throughout the year! You can sign up now for free!

THE PRIZE

Foodzube are kindly offering us the chance to give 1 lucky winner the ingredients to make a delicious 3 course meal for 2, with wine! It’ll be perfect for this Valentine’s Day! The winner can choose a 3 course meal worth up to £50 and FoodZube will include the wine.

To choose your meal the winner will tell FoodZube his/her time available to cook the meal, taste and diet preferences and then the app finds recipes they’ll love. There will be 7 recommended recipes, but the winner can search for others in FoodZube’s database or choose any from the internet, as long as Tesco.com has the ingredients available FoodZube can arrange the ingredients for you! Once your meal has been chosen, your ingredients (including the wine!) will be delivered directly to your door.

Please note that the prize is ingredients to cook your 3 course meal with – everything you need! Plus wine! How wonderful! It means you dont need to worry about what to cook and having to go shopping beforehand!

HOW TO ENTER

To enter comment on this post and tell us your dream 3 course meal, whatever starter, main and dessert would always be your first choices at the restaurant that serves EVERYTHING!

You can gain extra entry points through rafflecopter by following FoodZube on Twitter and visiting their Facebook page, also by following Find Me A Gift on Twitter and visiting us on Facebook.

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday 7th February 2016, one winner will be selected at random through rafflecopter and announced via email and on social media on Monday 8th February.

Good luck!
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Hedgehog Day


You may have heard of Groundhog Day –

“when the groundhog is said to come out of its hole at the end of hibernation. If the animal sees its shadow—i.e. if the weather is sunny—it goes back into its hole, which portends six weeks more of winter weather.” oxforddictionaries.com

But have you heard of Hedgehog Day?! Well apparently early Romans observed this yearly tradition too, but instead of using a groundhog, they used a hedgehog!

But what happens if the sun is shining, a hedgehog emerges from his winter slumber, goes for a walk to stretch his legs, decides to go back into hibernation, only to lose his way?

Well, fear not, because if you come across a hedgehog and are concerned about their well being then here’s how you can help it:

How to Help Hedgies :)

  • Find a pair of gardening gloves and carefully pick the hedgehog up and take it indoors
  • Place it in a deep box
  • Give it some warmth – a hot water bottle wrapped in a towel and placed at the bottom is ideal. However make sure there’s room to move off it, in case it’s a little too hot, oh and don’t let it get too cold either!
  • Offer some Food – meaty cat or dog food (not bread) & some Fresh Water – Not Milk (as it’s bad for them)
  • If the hedgehog is in distress, then take it to your nearest rescue centre or vets

Remember – Hedgehogs are mostly nocturnal, so if you see one wandering about during the day then it could be that there is something wrong with it.

If you love hedgehogs and would like to encourage more of the prickly fellows into taking up residence nearby then all you have to do is provide them with some suitable habitats:

  • Natural habitats – Hedgehogs LOVE thick undergrowth, they can also be found under dense bushes and garden sheds
  • Man-made habitats –  You could make a wooden hedgehog box with an entranceway
  • Find Me A Gift Hedgehog Home – yes, we love our hedgies and we love this Hedgehog Igloo!

Valentine’s Day Competition – Win a Matching I Love You Mojo Bangle & Necklace


It’s getting closer to the big V Day…yes we are talking about Valentine’s Day, we hope you’ve got big plans! To help out in the gift department of your planning, we’ve teamed up with the fabulous Scarlett Jewellery to offer one lucky winner a stunning I Love You Mojo matching necklace and bangle. Scarlett Jewellery create classic, wearable silver and gold jewellery with symbolic meanings for you to wear and treasure, and trust us it’s all beautiful!

THE PRIZE

Scarlett Jewellery’s handmade Mojo Beads are engraved with symbolic messages & phrases to remind you of the important things in life.  In time for Valentines day one lucky winner will win a matching I Love You Mojo Silver Bangle (RRP £79) & I Love You Mojo Heart Silver Necklace (RRP £69).  Each piece is handmade in our workshop in Hove and hallmarked in the UK.  They will come gift boxed with a silver polishing cloth and a lovely meaning card to explain the symbolism of your romantic Mojo bead.

I Love You Mojo Bangle

I Love You Mojo Necklace

HOW TO ENTER

To enter you need to:

  1. Leave a comment on the blog post telling us your best memory or story from a  past Valentine’s Day! Maybe you were surprised by your loved one, maybe something very funny happened! Do share!! Nothing rude though!! (This is a mandatory requirement).
  2. You can gain extra entry points through rafflecopter by following Scarlett Jewellery on Facebook and Twitter and also Find Me A Gift’s Facebook and Twitter. Even more points available if you Tweet a message about entering this competition :)

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An Interview With Ewen MacIntosh

An Interview With Ewen MacIntosh
Star of the most successful comedy of all time, scotch egg enthusiast and all round nice guy Ewen MacIntosh took some time out to have a chat with us. We talked fighting zombies, working alongside Colin Farrell, and even found out what his favourite gift on our site is…

Like most people I was first introduced to you through The Office. No one could have predicted how enormously successful it would eventually become, so how did your life change after it took the world by storm?

Well it started gradually and just seemed to grow and grow so it wasn’t like being suddenly famous overnight. It certainly changed my life in that it opened up a lot of work that I would never have got otherwise. It still gets me work to this day all those years later in fact!

Everyone who’s watched The Office remembers the famous scotch egg scene. Have you ever been approached to advertise scotch eggs à la John Lydon and Country Life butter?
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Chocolate Cake Day…pictures to make your mouth water

Our thoughts exactly…

Love chocolate cake for it is MIGHTY

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