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Some Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

If you’re one of those super-organised people who did all their Christmas shopping in the January Sales 11 months ago then you won’t need any last minute Christmas Gift ideas.  However if you’re still running around like a yoyo wondering what Christmas gifts to buy, then read on

We’re massive WELEDA fans here at TheBabyWebsite and there are so many lovely gift sets on their site. We can’t imagine there isn’t a woman out there who wouldn’t like the Weleda Body Lotions Gift Set –  a selection box of smoothing, indulgent, fragrant lotions made from pure natural oils.Weleda Body Lotions Gift Set The organic body lotions are specially formulated with plant extracts and the set includes mini travel sizes of all five Weleda lotions: Wild Rose, Pomegranate, Sea Buckthorn, Citrus & Evening Primrose. As an added bonus they’re even suitable for vegans!

Now we all want our house to smell good and home fragrance has become big business over the past few years. Castell Apothecary Reed Diffusers smell divine and come in at a very reasonable price. You couldn’t go far wrong buying one for anyone you know who likes their living space to be fragrant and smelling good all the time. The Wild Fig & Guava Diffuser is gorgeous and we currently have the Honey, Pomelo & Grapefruit one in the office and it smells absolutely amazing.

Castell Apothecary diffusers

Our lovely Mum Blogger Laura has put together a few different Gift Guides for us.

If you’re looking for gifts for toddlers and young children then take a look at Laura’s Christmas Tots Guide.

posh Percy penguinBuying for mums, sisters, aunties, grandmas, teenage daughters etc.? Then you’re bound to find something here in Laura’s Beauty Gifts Guide.

And obviously a visit to Argos is pretty much a staple for most parents when they’re doing the Christmas Shopping so here’s her Argos Christmas Toys Guide.

If you intend buying a bike for any of your children then here’s what Laura thought of the Halfords Bikes that she bought for her little ones!

Meet  Noozie® Electric Hot Water Bottle – the safe and fast way to enjoy cosy heat without any contact with boiling water or kettles. Noozle Electric Hot Water BottleQuick and easy to charge, the Noozie® Electric Hot Water Bottle is a pre-filled cuddly fleece heat pad which can stay warm for up to 6 hours. Its gentle heat combined with a soft luxury feel can soothe aches and pains, relieve stress and encourage a good night’s sleep.  Whether you’re looking for a gift for a gym-goer with niggling aches and pains, a new mother waking up to do the nightly feed on a cold night, a teenage daughter who gets bad period pains or someone just looking for some rest and relaxation at the end of a long day, a Noozie would be perfect!Traidcraft Money Box

The Traidcraft website is definitely worth checking out for Christmas gifts too. This set of two leather owl money boxes are perfect for learning how to save for a rainy day. and we’re loving the Zaytoun Fair Trade Hamper too – what’s not to love?!

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Looking for a great gift for a Mum with a new baby? Rachel Waddilove’s new book, The Baby Book Journal , is a unique combination of keepsake album and invaluable information, packed with checklists, charts and Rachel’s warm advice and wisdom. Gwyneth Paltrow praised internationally-renowned babycare expert Rachel Waddilove’s advice as ‘invaluable’ and our reviewers loved her Baby Book too . An ideal Christmas gift for new or expectant mums, the Baby Book Journal will help mums to organise their days and their thoughts so that they have more time to relax and enjoy their baby’s first year.

Rachel Waddilove Baby Book Journal

We’ll be adding some other Christmas Gift Ideas to this page as and when we see them…….

Rylan Does Christmas Carol-oke for give X Factor star Rylan Clark-Neal a Christmas challenge he will never forget as he takes on ‘Christmas Carol-oke’!

The UK’s leading gift experience provider, specialise in offering unforgettable experiences so they wanted to treat (or should we say challenge?) a very special guest with an experience he will never forget!

Rylan’s task was to sing Christmas carols whilst being driven around Brands Hatch by a pro racing driver at over 100 miles per hour. Hair-raising stuff!

It’s pretty safe to say Rylan failed the challenge but as usual he was a good sport.

Rylan said, “Singing Christmas carols whilst being driven around a race track at over 100mph was certainly an experience I won’t forget in a hurry! It was harder than I thought it would be to sing at those speeds and even though I was worried about getting helmet hair, it was definitely an adrenaline rush!”Rylan Clark BuyAGift gift experiences

Gift Experiences

So why don’t you make your loved one’s Christmas even more special this year and give them a Christmas they’ll never forget with a gift experience from’s extensive range of over 4,500 gift experiences, with everything from adrenaline fuelled days including the longest zipwire in Europe, sky diving and car racing, to relaxing spa days, afternoon tea and hotel breaks.

Rylan said “Experiences are the perfect gift for Christmas as the sentiment lasts longer than other gifts and they create long-lasting memories. Its experiences like I had, speeding around a top race track in a supercar that you can give to your family and friends this Christmas, which are sure to be remembered for years!” and Rylan are making it easy for people to give their loved ones a Christmas they’ll never forget by offering a discount of 25% off the website, just enter the code RYLAN25 at the checkout.*


buyagift logo gift is looking for some more Christmas Carol-oke stars!

Send a video of you or your friends singing ‘The 12 days of Christmas’ carol and you will be entered into a competition to win £300 worth of vouchers, just in time for Christmas. Not only that, but you will also be in with a chance of starring in the Christmas Carol-oke video made from the entries!

Just go to to enter

*Expires midnight 7th December 2016. Exclusions apply

Steps In The City with BuyAGift

buyagiftWith obesity on the rise, we want to encourage people to get active by getting the recommended 10,000 steps a day, and what better time than when the Olympics are on, to add to the motivation to get fit.

Studies show that by increasing our daily steps up to 10,000 a day we can reduce mortality by 46% and by walking more we can almost halve our death rate.

Our friends over at have a brilliant guide on their website called ‘Steps in the City’ which they have created in response to this.  BuyAGift map

In a nutshell, it’s a selection of great days out in London that guide you around themed routes of must-see landmarks such as The Shard and London Bridge and many lesser-known hidden gems. The best part being that all the routes will take you past the magic mark of 10,000 steps, a great way to get active without even realising!St Pauls cathedral

And even better, for anyone on a budget, all of the routes created in this guide are free; with paid options highlighted for those who would like to add a little extra.

The guide can be used on mobile to follow the directions and each route can be opened with Google Maps to keep you on track, whilst including factual information about points of interest along the route.


BuyAGift, incidentally is a great place to go for gift experiences so check it out some time!

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Make Your Dad’s Day with an Experience of a Lifetime from

Whatever your Dad is in to, you’ll find the perfect gift for him at

Is he an adrenaline junkie? If so, why not send him on a Supercar Driving Blast, where he can take his pic from the world’s most famous supercars? If he’s more into good food and drink, you could whisk him off to one of the Michelin awarded restaurants around the country.  With’s brilliant range of Father’s Day gifts, it’s the perfect place to find your Dad a Father’s Day present with everything from Skydiving and Segway rallies to VIP football stadium tours!

NEW Driving Thrills – Smartbox by Buyagift, £99.99

SmartBox DrivingYour Dad can enjoy speeding around a rally track or race around one of the UK’s famous tracks in a Lamborghini, Ferrari or Aston Martin if supercars are his thing. BuyAGift has an amazing selection of over 200 phenomenal Driving Blast, Passenger Ride and Off-Road experiences for Dad or indeed any other ‘speed freaks’!

For the Surfer Dude

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NEW Beginner Surf Lesson for One in Conwy, £49

Nestled amongst the rivers and mountains of Wales, exists an exclusive surfing haven! Creating the largest artificial surfing waves on the planet, the fresh water lake is great for water sports! The size of 6 football pitches, this artificial lagoon is in a league of its own, thanks to the 2-metre waves that peel for 150 metres at the push of a button. Upon arrival, you’ll receive a full wetsuit and begin with a 30 minute dry session. Once you’re ready to go, you’ll enjoy an hour surf lesson in the water against a stunning backdrop of the green Conwy Valley.

For the Flying Enthusiast

30 Minute Introductory Flying Lesson – UK Wide Selection, Was £125, Now £109

If your Dad has ever wanted to become a pilot, this is his big chance. This incredible flying lesson will give your Dad the knowledge he needs to fly a real light aircraft for the very first time. The day will start with an introduction with the expert instructor who will be responsible for teaching him all the basic manoeuvres required. Then it’s Dad’s turn to put what he has learned into practice. When he lands, family and friends can be on hand to welcome him back down, making this a wonderful day out for the whole family to enjoy.

NEW Champagne Balloon Flight for Two, Was £218, Now £198

hot air balloon rideExperience an elegant and tranquil flight with this fantastic ride over the stunning British countryside. You and a friend will reach a height of 2,000 feet as you soar over a beautiful location of your choice. Prepare to be amazed by the mesmerising sunrise, valleys, quaint villages and endless fields below, and don’t forget to bring a camera as you’ll most likely want to capture these moments! Before departure, you’ll prepare the balloon for flight with the assistance of other members in your group. Then it’s up, up and away into the serene sky for an hour ride with a glass of champagne!

NEW Bungee Jump for Two, Was £120, Now £99

bungee jumpThe perfect extreme sport to share together! After a quick safety briefing and induction, you will be harnessed before being slowly hoisted up to the required 160ft whilst your nerves are tested to the limit. Then there is nothing left to do but jump! We guarantee that once you have done one, you will be gagging to give it another go as soon as possible!

For the Foodie Dad

3 Course Meal and Cocktail For Two at Marco Pierre White Restaurant, Was £98.50, Now £49

 There is a mouth-watering selection of fine quality House cut steaks on offer, together with Marco’s unique interpretations of other traditional recipes such as Smoked Haddock Fish cakes. With the choice of melt in the mouth puddings to enjoy, such as Caramelised Lemon Meringue or Sticky toffee Pudding, you’re sure to leave your taste buds tantalised. Enjoy a seasonal cocktail and three-course meal; inclusive of a starter, main course and pudding, at either the Kings Road Steakhouse and Grill in South Kensington, or The City’s MPW Steak and Alehouse on the other side of the capital. Remember, this is the man who taught Gordon Ramsay!

 In a nutshell, there’s an ‘experience’ on to suit every Dad out there!


Handpicked Christmas Gifts

There are so many options for buying Christmas gifts on the high street and online, that it’s great when you find one or two sites where you can buy something for just about everyone you want to buy for.

Reindeer Born GiftedBornGifted is one such site. Apart from the wide range of personalised gifts you can buy there are also some very distinctive products that you won’t find everywhere else.  This stripey crocheted reindeer is made by Dutch designer Anne-Claire Petit.  He stands at an impressive 45cm high and is made from 100% organic cotton.  This colourful, baby-safe toy has floppy arms and legs and makes the ideal luxury Christmas gift for any baby!  Not cheap, priced £54.99 from but very special!

Savanna Leather ShopperHandpicked Collection.

This simple but chic leather shopper from seems to suit every situation and every age range! We love its ethical credentials – handmade from leather dyed using extracts of bark and plants by a Fair Trade cooperative of 40 families in Rajasthan. The leather is not “corrected” to hide its natural marks so it’s full of character. It’s not a bad price at all for a leather bag and we can see it lasting for many, many years. Women of all ages would love this bag to bits, so it’s a brilliant gift!

Artisan du Chocolat's No 1 Sea Salted Caramels


Artisan du Chocolat’s No 1 Sea Salted Caramels are unbelievably good. They have just the right balance of flavours and textures sweet and salty, crunchy and liquid and velvety. These chocolates are very special and perfect gifts for any chocoholic. The Handpicked Collection also have the most delicious Charbonnel et Walker Strawberry White Thins and we’re big fans of ‘Montezuma’s Chocolates:The Discovery Library of Bars’ – to die for……

Long Olive Wood Chopping Board

This beautiful and brilliantly versatile board in gorgeous, satiny olivewood is perfect for serving all manner of festive foods.  Great for cheese, a whole side of salmon, cold meats or for canapés. We love the fact that each board looks individual and unique and that they can be personalised too. A lovely and original gift for men, women, young and old alike and at £26.99, a veritable steal!

Grace Deluxe Sleeve Grace Deluxe Sleeve
An awful lot of bags and sleeves for laptops and tablets aren’t very stylish at all but the Grace Deluxe Sleeve is quite the opposite. It’s very slim, very chic and has room for a few other essentials too. The main compartment has a super-soft protective lining and the magnetised front flap makes for easy access. The front zipped pocket is perfect for pens, your mobile, cards and more! The Deluxe Sleeve retails for £39.95 and is available in four different colour options: night sky, dark purple, coral/dove and teal dot/night sky. nutribullet

So, after Christmas most of us decide we want to go a healthy-eating regime of some kind. Faddy diets come and go as they rarely fit into our everyday lives but this revolutionary machine, The NUTRiBULLET  means you can stay healthy for good. We know plenty of people who’d love one of these Nutribullets for Christmas! There are colours to go with most kitchens – we like the aqua one best. The recipient of your gift will be able to blend up delicious healthy smoothies in a matter of seconds and will be forever in your debt for giving them such a useful present!Toad Diaries

You can’t go far wrong with a  Personalised Diary from TOAD® DIARIES  either. TOAD Diaries have an extensive range of covers to suit all ages so it’s dead easy to create a personalised gift to suit your mum, dad, husband, teenager or just about anyone. They’re flexible date diaries too so you don’t have to start on January 1st – you can create it to start and finish when you want so miles better than a high street diary.

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Crabtree and Evelyn Gift SetWith Mother’s Day just a few weeks away, Laura Mason aka Laura Loves, has come up with some great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for us and you…….

Mother’s Day is an opportune time to show just how much you appreciate the mother figures in your life.  While recognition doesn’t just need to be limited to the one special day, I personally take the occasion to make my mum feel special.  Take a look at some of the following gifts that I think would be lovely presents for mummies-to-be, mothers or girlfriends….

Mum's NotesThe Mum’s Notes journal is a stunning book available in a blackberry, raspberry, silver or peppermint shade with reptile-effect hardback cover.  This striking journal is carefully designed to record thoughts, daydreams, inspirations, words to remember, you name it.  A great keepsake for treasured memories.  Priced £12.95 from

Because mothers are the often the queen of hearts, the sentiment of Whittard’s Queen of Hearts biscuits is a genuinely adorable gift from one to another.  At just a fiver it’s a great gift for children to spend their pocket money.  Priced £5 from Whittards.

Protecting your phone is a key necessity whatever your kids or your age.  Proporta recently released the Ted Baker Audio SS15 Ted Baker iPhone Covercollection, meaning an iPad and iPhone can look stylish in a funky new case wile having the practicality of leaving it safe and protected from little hands.  Prices start from £24.95 from

Photobox has so many customisable gifts featuring images of your choice.  The personalised ‘Mum Book’ is an amazing gift that can bring to life the thanks for all the wonderful things they do.  It’s simple to do and can be treasured forever.  The books start from £16.99 with a range of finishes from

Foot SpaGive mum’s feet a break with the Elle Macpherson Aromatherapy Foot Spa.  Mood boosting LED lighting along with aromatherapy mist and oils make this the ultimate luxury when it comes to foot therapy. The innovative design allows for both integrated hydro and vibration massagers and acu-pressure nodes that stimulate reflexology points.  Priced £74.99 from

For a Mother’s Day gift with a difference the Lumie Bodyclock Starter could be the best gift a mum will ever receive!  It is a clever clock that helps sleep deprived mums to get back into a regular sleeping routine with the introduction to waking with light.  It’s a medical device clinically proven to promote a better sleep Photobox Photobookso once baby is in a routine it should improve mum’s sleep quality allowing her to wake brighter and feel more energised and productive throughout the day.  Priced £59.95 from

For time out for a new mum at home, the MamaBabyBliss Pamperng Gift Bag contains a few small essentials to help restore some inner peace.  The set comes with ‘Ooh…’ – a lush healing bath soak, ‘Bliss Stick…Uplifting Oil’ designed to give mums an instant boost, ‘Aaah…Soothing Mummy Baby Balm’, a natural rescue balm for mum and baby and a little book of hints and tips to help relax.  Priced £22.50 from

Many parents will be able to relate to the ever so popular Peppa Pig TV programme.   The good news is the merchandise doesn’t stop at little ones and with a wide range of Mummy Pig gifts you Best Mum Hamperare spoilt for choice.  The Mummy Pig ‘Mum in a Million’ Socks are a nice discreet nod to the pig family!  Priced a great value £2.50 from Asda.

For a thoughtful gift of the chocolate variety the Best Mum Chocolate Hamper from Bath chocolatiers, Choc on Choc, is a must. This decadent hamper features a selection of finest Belgium boxes of chocolate including a ‘Best Mum’ pack as well as a selection of strawberry champagne truffles and the brand’s best-selling flower, cupcake and vintage teacup designs.  Priced £24 from

The Rose Tree Organic Relaxing Gift Set is a beautifully presented gift in a stunning box containing an organic hand poured candle and a bath treatment oil.  The brand specialises in luxurious all natural skincare products jam-packed with nurturing vitamins.   The luxury candles are made from 100% pure vegetable Rose Tree Organic Gift Setwax and are scented with pure essential oils and the uber indulgent bath treatment oil leaves skin subtly scented and silky soft, made with 98% organic ingredients.   The set is priced £50 from

There’s something special about personalising a gift so for a wide range of jewellery Love Silver has a choice of silver and gold items including pendants, key rings, initials, bracelets that can be adapted by their tem of craftsmen with a name or special message.  Prices start from £9.99 from

For anyone that craves some organisation within their crazy lives, British designer Victoria Green has some fabulous bags bursting with compartments and practical features.  The Love Hearts Traveller bag features vibrant red hearts for mums to wear with pride and comes with two roomy compartments, one for mum’s stuff and another for their child’s.  Priced £14.99 from Debenhams.

Being a mother is a celebration every day so share a toast with a glass of the finest Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Champagne.  This delicious rosé is produced under a meticulous process called maceration, whereby it is aged for at least four years in the LaLaurent Perrier Cuvee Roseurent-Perrier cellars, creating a mature and fine Champagne.  Priced £42 from

Sometime as a mum you struggle to get out the house for your weekly shop let alone your nails so a nice DIY pick me up is the Rokit Gel Polish Professional Kit.  The gel manicure kit provides a salon quality without the effort with a one step process to ensure shiny nails that last up to 14 days.  Priced £99.99 from Debenhams.

A really lovely gift is the new Crabtree and Evelyn Pear & Pink Magnolia Luxury Fragrance Gift Set.  This indulgent gift offers a selection of travel-sized fruity and floral fragrance Pear & Pink Magnolia treats, perfect for a pampering.  Priced 25 from Crabtree & Evelyn.

Mum to 2 Under 3 and just finished maternity leave, Laura is a journalist and Mum. She enjoys reviewing products with her children, exploring new trends and more importantly, life as a mummy. ‘Continuously trying to get a ‘grip’ of motherhood and back to a size 10!’

Personalised Word Art

personalised word art from Illustrate My NameI’m going to rave about something now and everyone is going to assume that this is a paid-for post, but it’s not – I promise you!Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

Illustrate My Name is a company I came across recently when looking for a unique piece of personalised word art for one of my children’s birthdays. I’d seen the company advertising personalised baby gifts and christening gifts and wondered if they covered all ages and all celebrations. Turns out they do – yay!

Illustrate My Name

In other words, you could be looking for a unique gift for a 21st birthday or a New Illustarte My Name personalised jarBaby, a Wedding or a Christmas present and you’d be able to find it at Illustrate My Name. Whatever you choose to have made, it will be very individual, tasteful and timeless and even more unbelievable it won’t break the bank. Or at least from my experience it won’t anyway.

Now I’m not going to share a pic of the framed print that I actually bought as the words and sentiments are very much my daughter’s and for her walls (her friends and family) only. Suffice to say, it’s perfect and she loves it! In fact her sisters love it personalised christmas cardsso much that they want one too so I can see that I’ll be returning to Illustrate My  Name regularly when I’m on the hunt for ‘different gifts’!

I love Illustrate My Name and can genuinely recommend them – great gifts, easy to order from, reasonable prices, excellent service and top quality results! What’s not to like?

Gifts For New Mums and Babies

Do you wish to spoil a new mum and her little bundle of joy with a gorgeous gift? Well below are a few special ideas for gifts for new mums and babies too!
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Your mum-to-be friend or relative’s due date is fast approaching and you still haven’t managed to find the perfect present, take a look here….

Gorgeous Hampers
A hamper packed with essentials is the perfect gift for a mum-to-be. Either make your own or buy a hamper already generously filled with must-have products including gorgeous garments and soft toys.
If you’d prefer to create your own hamper, why not include items that the future mummy has had her eye on. Perhaps she has seen an adorable soft fleece comforter which you could have personalised (once a name has been chosen of course) or maybe you could include a baby record book to track the baby’s progress. A new mum is certain to love this truly thoughtful gift.
Congratulatory Flowers
Send your congratulations with a beautiful arrangement of flowers for new babies. Whilst it’s only natural to want to shower the newborn with gifts, it’s important to spoil the new mummy too! Welcome a beautiful new baby with a stunning bouquet of flowers. A new mum will be overwhelmed by gorgeous scented garden roses in sumptuous pastel hues, hand tied with aromatic herbs and foliage. Beautiful blooms are the ultimate way to welcome a new arrival and are sure to make any new mum smile. Why not throw in a special message card to send a loving note to both mother and baby. The Real Flower Company online have a stunning range of flowers for new mothers and babies.
Thoughtful Gift Vouchers
Are you unsure about what’s been ticked off the newborn baby checklist? Why not buy some vouchers from mum’s favourite baby shop. Gift vouchers are the perfect way to allow the recipient to choose a gift whilst also showing more thought than simply shoving some cash into a congratulatory card. Give a new mum a special treat by allowing her to stock up on whatever she needs with a generous gift voucher.

Silver Birth Certificate Holder
A Silver Something
Mark the arrival of a newborn baby with a stunning silver gift. There are a number of silver keepsakes that new mums will love and cherish.
A silver plated birth certificate holder is the ideal way to celebrate a birth and means that the baby’s birth certificate will always belong in a special place.

An adorable silver plated photo frame is the perfect present too. Proud mums can select a picture of their choice (perhaps one from the hospital) to put in a beautiful frame that is sure to compliment any baby’s nursery.Beauty and the Beast 2017 live streaming film online

My Personalised Christmas Tree Bauble

Personalised Christmas Keepsakes

Xmas BaubleIt’s just over ten weeks until Christmas Day. I plan to be super organised this year and actually enjoy the build up and festive celebrations. I’ve been doing quite a bit of my online window-shopping when my children are tucked up in bed and I’ve already managed to get an awful lot of my Christmas presents.

Personalised presents always mean a great deal to me so I wanted to make sure that my order got in early enough.

One of the things I decided to buy was this beautiful Clear Personalised Glass Bauble with Christmas Tree. My gorgeous personalised Christmas tree bauble is made from carefully hand-blown glass and lightly engraved with your choice of words. The clever design incorporates a glass Christmas tree featuring a gold star at the top! It really is a fantastic festive keepsake gift for anyone young or old.

I love our special bauble which will be given to our children when we decorate our Christmas tree this year. They each have their own personalised tree decoration and now they will have one from Mum & Dad too. I’m also thinking of ordering more for the Grandparents.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

(We bought it from Born Gifted who also happen to have many other personalised baubles!)

The Metal Picture Company

My six year old son is always drawing family pictures so I decided to bring one of his pictures to life with the Metal Picture Company.


The Metal Picture Company transforms your photographs and pictures into works of art. This is a great idea for personal gifts, and keepsakes and can be organised simply from your pc.

We emailed a jpeg image of te drawing and chose our size and finish (you can also download your image online) – they do the rest!! Our masterpiece arrived in under a week, quicker than the 7-10 working days as stated.

We chose one of the smallest sizes, A5 which only set us back £15 which I think is very reasonable. The picture was lightweight, clear and bright, and we are very pleased with the high gloss finish. We are also told that the coating is resistant to fading, stains, moisture and scratches, which should make it a lifelong keepsake. Our picture arrived with magnetic stickers on the back to allow it to attach to other metals i.e. fridge freezer. There are also accessories available from only £2.95, so you can display your masterpieces on a stand or on a wall.

The bonus with our piece is that it is made of 100% recycled metal so it won’t bend to distort the picture at all like some photos do if you don’t keep them flat.

This ‘masterpiece’ will be kept for generations – a lovely keepsake of our family through the eyes of our six year old son x

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