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  • Why reading to children is so important

    There is no more important activity for preparing your child to be a keen reader than reading aloud together. And there is nothing better than that bit of quiet quality one on one (or one on several!) time.  If your children are different ages, try and get one on one...
  • Royal boys names

    Trying to think of a new baby boy name, and want a bit of a regal twist? Here is a list of the top names that have been used by British royalty over the past few centuries: Royal boys names (in alphabetical order): AdrianAlfredArthurAugustusCharlesEdgarEdmundEdwardErnestFrederickGeoffreyHaroldHenryHumphreyJasperJohnLeopoldLionelNicholasPhilipRichardRobertRupertStephenThomasVictorWilliam Looking for the ideal gift for...
  • What should you write in a wedding guest book?

    You’re at your friend’s wedding and suddenly you are faced with writing something meaningful and personal in the guest book. Writer’s block or panic?? Fear not, we’ve made our selection of our favourite congratulations messages! This calls for congratulations… and probably champagne!May you share every possible kind of happiness life...
  • What is the best gift for teachers?

    Buying gifts for teachers can be a tough call. Some teachers want gifts for the classroom and some prefer something personal. Some like a glass of wine; some don’t. One thing we do know: almost to a one, they have plenty of coffee mugs.  But even they go out of...
  • Where is Watership Down?

    Watership Down is a hill, or down, at Ecchinswell in the civil parish of Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and Bishops Green in the English county of Hampshire, as part of the Hampshire Downs. It rises fairly steeply on its northern flank (the scarp side), but to the south the slope is much...
  • Give the perfect gift for Mothers’ Day

    No prior experience or qualifications required; salary is non-financial and hours are non-negotiable; no paid benefits; lifelong tenure.  Who would take a job like that?! Mums are amazing aren’t they (we?!)? Who else would do your washing, cook you delicious Sunday dinners, pick you up every time you fall, be...
  • Don't be puzzled by today!

    Don’t be puzzled by today. National Puzzle Day held every year on January 29th honours puzzles of all size, shape and form. Crossword puzzles are by far the most common. Sudoku, a number puzzle, is the most recent puzzle rage. Puzzles are a favourite pastime of millions of people, young...
  • Bubble Bath Fun

    Bubble baths are so much fun and we here at Oh My Gift wish everyday could be Bubble Bath Day. Our friends across the pond have got it right and celebrate Bubble Bath Day (yes, really!) on January 8th each year. Bubble bath first appeared commercially over 50 years ago...
  • What does the cutting of the wedding cake symbolise?

    The wedding cake cutting ceremony is a highly anticipated (and photographed) part of the wedding reception.  It is full of symbolism. … One of the first traditions began in Ancient Rome, where a cake of wheat or barley was broken over the bride’s head to bring good fortune to the couple.  The wedding cake tradition started with...
  • What to Write in a Birthday Card, Messages & Wishes

    Birthday card writing is an art that doesn’t come naturally for many of us. It can be hard to come up with what to write in a birthday card. Your instinct might be to skip a card altogether, but you shouldn’t; a card adds a personal touch that gives you...

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