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Perfectly Wrap a Present

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Turning 30...

What’s Turning 30 This Year

Happy 30th birthday, 1984! If you're celebrating three decades this year, take a trip down memory lane as we take a peek at people, products, movies and more that are sharing your birth year...

  • The Apple Macintosh hit our living rooms and was launched 30 years ago on 24th January 1984 by Steve Jobs
  • UK TV police drama The Bill was first broadcast on 16th October 1984
  • The original Terminator movie was released on October 26th, 1984 and presented the world to Arnold Schwarzenegger's cyborg assassin, the Terminator
  • The first episode of American sitcom The Cosby Show aired in September 1984. Starring Bill Cosby, the show was based on family life and several sitcoms since have followed the same set-up
  • Prince Harry celebrated his big 3-0 on 15th September

Turning 30 – Top Picks

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Turning 21...

So, you’re about to turn or will be the big 2-1 soon. You’re officially in your 20s, bordering in between teenage-dom and (gulp) adulthood. Yikes. You’re well on your way to becoming a fully fledged adult (no pressure). So, for those born in 1993, we’ve compiled a list of what other things (besides you!) are 21 this year.

What’s Turning 21 This Year

  • Can you believe our beloved Backstreet Boys formed 21 years ago? It seems like only yesterday the boy band were crooning the likes of ‘I Want It That Way’ and ‘Quit Playing Games with My Heart’ down our radios
  • Those cute and cuddly Beanie Babies are celebrating their 21st birthday this year, too!
  • The spooktacular TV hit, The X-Files, just turned 21
  • Four out of five members of One Direction turn 21 in 2014

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Turning 18...

Turning 18 this year? You’re in good company. Here are a few things that share your birth year, 1996, and our must-have gifts – we’re sure they’ll delight any 18-year-old...

What’s Turning 18 This Year

  • American sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Movie The Nutty Professor
  • The original Tomb Raider
  • On July 5th, Dolly the sheep became the first mammal to be successfully cloned
  • 18 years ago, the Spice Girls launched their bid to become the biggest female force in pop with their debut single ‘Wannabe’. Girl Power fever struck, the five-piece sold millions and millions of records and Geri Halliwell turned a Union Jack flag into a mini dress

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Our New Arrivals Unveiled...

In need of new gifts? In quest of something fresh and exciting in your life? Take a peek at our spanking new arrivals below. We’re positive you’ll uncover a thing or two you didn’t realise you needed if you’re looking to treat yourself. Ever-reliable, you can trust us to take your gift ideas from plain boring to pure exciting. Here’s what’s hot in terms of new gifts...

Personalised Chocolates

It’s smooth. It’s scrumptious. It’s silky... and we love it. That’s right, chocolate. That luxuriously creamy stuff that catches your breath in less than a minute. Yep, we sell it, in personalised form, of course. We’ve just launched a lovely line of personalised choccie bars, perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, teachers – you name it, we do it. Here are a few of our faves below:

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Top Ten Baby Names

When it comes to choosing a baby name, there’s a lot to think about. What’s popular and what’s not? In the UK, Amelia was the most popular name in all regions with Oliver being the most popular name in five out of nine regions.

Today, the Office for National Statistics have released the top baby names from the last year, and we thought it the perfect time to explore exactly what names you’re plumping for. So, without further ado, here are the results for the top 10 boys’ and girls’ names... 

Top Ten Baby Names

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Lessening Back-to-School Stress – Tips for Parents

It might be the school holidays now, but soon the stress of back to school will be with us. Yep, in a few weeks, school will be back in session. Kids have to get used to to greater levels of activity, structure and the pressure associated with school life.

The school supply lists and registration packets arrive, and kids (not least you!) start fretting about losing extra recreation time, not to mention getting up for those dreaded early mornings.

Kicking off the new school year in the right kind of way can influence kids’ attitudes, confidence and performance, both socially and academically.

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Make Reading Fun!

The summer holidays are in full swing, and by now the kids might be running out of fun activities to do. Helping children to enjoy reading can be challenging, but it's defintely worthwhile. We've put together some useful tips to help them fall in love with reading - and also keep them busy for the last few weeks of the holidays!

Make Reading Fun

 

 

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Saucy Seaside Gifts That’ll Be Sure to Raise a Smile

Notorious for his evocative postcards depicting bosomy women displaying their cleavages, hen-pecked hubbies and wayward words, James Bamforth was famous for his mischievous British humour, which he indulged in the creation of his legendary Bamforth seaside postcards. His spicy humour is entrenched in our British culture as much as musicals, railways and Carry On films

Cast your mind back to the end of the nineteenth century... to a time of old-style television where blurry black and white, staccato images were the name of the game. Granted, Hollywood might have been the hub of cinematography but, nestled in West Yorkshire, was a little town called Holmfirth. It was in this quaint little metropolis, back in 1870, that a portrait photographer named James Bamforth launched his company, Bamforth & Co Ltd. In 1883 he began specialising in making illustrated lantern slides.

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Watch How Our 5* Rated Gifts Are Made

Here at GoneDigging HQ, we pride ourselves on our top-quality customer service and strive incredibly hard to please our customers at every opportunity. Rather than take our word for it, browse our selection of five-star customer reviews. We love hearing back from you, so thank you to all those who’ve given such lovely feedback – it makes the early mornings all the more worthwhile!

What’s more, you’ll also be able to watch videos on how each of the 5* rated gifts (shown below) were made. Last year, we took a trip to our two workshops – we have one in Hertfordshire and one up in bonnie Scotland – where we filmed some of our bestsellers being created.

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