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Valentine’s Offer! (And A Big Announcement!)

Etsy Valentines Promotion
Struggling to find the perfect gift for your loved one? Or perhaps you just want a nice treat? Well you can get 20% off any item in my shop until midnight on Valentine’s Day! (GMT)
Just enter the code VLOVE15 (No minimum spend – woohoo!)

www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheGiraffesHat

Plus I have a BIG announcement – I now accept custom orders! As an added bonus you’ll get 20% off them too if you order before midnight on Valentine’s Day (GMT)! I am up for a challenge so whatever you have in mind message me :)

Thanks for visiting,
Sam xx

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Pretty Little Bows – Valentines Gift Idea

Good morning!

Mini Bow Hair Clips

These cute little bow hair clips are perfect for any age, from babies to adults!

Crocodile clips are attached to the back

Crocodile clips are attached to the back

They are made from lovely, super soft yarn and measure 4.5cm each – cute!

They come in pretty organza bags

They come in pretty organza bags

They are £7.50 for a set of 3, and can be posted anywhere in the world! Follow any picture for the link, or go here

Thanks for visiting today!
Sam xx

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My New Shop!!

I’ve finally opened my first ever Etsy shop! I’d love it if you could check it out :)

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheGiraffesHat

Here’s a sneak peak of what you will find there:

Preview of new shop
I hope you like everything! I currently only ship to the UK as I am trying to find a courier who can ship for much cheaper than the post office is offering! I’d welcome any advice!

Also, my shops facebook page is here if you would like to keep up to date with my shop!

Sam xx

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Washi Tape Love! (And A Review)

Washi tape
I have given great thought to how I want my items to be packaged when I open my shop. One thing I knew – I wanted washi tape!! How things are packaged can influence peoples opinion on your business, and good packaging makes a good first impression and helps you to be more memorable. I wanted to coordinate with my logo and banner image so I chose brown (I will show you everything when we’ve perfected it!) I looked through every site and Etsy store that sold washi tape to find the perfect colour and style, and finally settled on this one.

The inside packaging

The inside packaging

Good first impressions, simple yet cute!

Cute! Looks like a candle :)

Cute! Looks like a candle :)

This pretty packaging instantly makes it a great gift idea!

Pretty!

Pretty!

What do you think? I love them!
The shop, Pretty Tape from Etsy, has a great selection of colours and styles for great prices. It was hard to stop myself buying more than these! I would totally recommend them, and I will be visiting again as soon as I can find an excuse :) They mostly sell washi tape, but also a few other things like rubber stamps and things for packaging. They are in America but shipping to me in the UK was nice and quick. I didn’t find any faults, and urge you to go check them out!

Thanks for visiting today!
Sam xx

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Etsy Finds Friday – Christmas Edition

I can’t believe where this year has gone, its December tomorrow!! Anyway, today’s gift pair is: ‘Pets’ and ‘Cards and wrap’ :)

So firstly:
PETS!!

page - pet
Here are the links:
Horse Treat Wreath
Personalised Velvet Dog Collar
Cat Shaped Cat Bowl (I love this!)
Pet Lover Bauble + Donation To A Pet Rescue Centre
Rainbow Rabbit Plush (I want one of these!!)
Cat/dog Collar Tie
Hamster, Rat or Gerbil Bed (My mice would love this)
Cat Cave Bed (Awesome!)
Hamster, Rabbit or Gerbil Stick Treat

Perfect for any pet lover, or for yourself and pets! :)

Next:
CARDS AND WRAP!!

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Here are the links:
‘Wish’ x3 Clay Gift Tags
Box Of Bakers Twine In Christmas Colours (I love this ^_^)
Set Of 4 Reusable Fabric Gift Bags
Set Of 24 Christmas Cards
Gingerbread Gift Wrap (Awesome!!)
Colourful Doilies (Would be great to wrap around the present)
‘Believe’ Rubber Stamp
‘Baked With Love’ Gift Tags (Pretty!)
Christmas Washi Tape (I love washi tape :D)

Isn’t there some great things? I want everything! ^_^

Sam xx

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Etsy Finds Friday….. On Monday – Christmas Edition

Here’s the second Monday Edition of Etsy Finds! Hope I’ve helped you find some great gifts for your friends and family :) Today’s edition is Food and Decorations!

So firstly:
FOOD!!


Mmmmmm….
Here are the links!
**Please note, some of the items in this list can only be shipped to the USA, UK etc, so please check the shipping at the bottom of the listings before ordering!**
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies PDF Recipe
Chocolate Bark with Peppermint Candy Canes
Butter Shortbread (I tried this a few months ago, it was delicious!!)
Mince Pies
Peppermint and White Chocolate Candy Apple
Peanut Butter Stars Cookies (Oh my gosh I really want to try these!)
Jars of Preserves Gift Bag
Christmas Stocking Sugar Cookies
Cake Bites (Cute!)

The next set is:
DECORATIONS!


Here are the links:
Snowflake Wreath
Star Book Art (Wow!)
Cinnamon Tree Ornaments (I love how this has real cinnamon!)
Personalised Knitted Christmas Stockings
Peg People Nativity
Gingerbread Man Decoration (I want this so much ♥)
Pink Glittery Christmas Tree’s
Reusable Advent Calendar Tins (What a great idea!)
Cinnamon Candle

Thanks for visiting :)
Sam xx

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Etsy Finds Friday – Christmas Edition

Sorry this is late, I’ve been so busy making Christmas presents that I lost track! I will show you a progress pic next week :)

So, today’s gift pair is: ‘For Him‘ and ‘For Her‘! These would be great for that special someone, or just a friend or family member :)

Firstly:
FOR HIM!!


I usually find men quite hard to shop for, but Etsy has loads of great gifts!

Here are the links:

Leather Wallet With Vintage Ruler Design
Suit Laptop Decal
“Where words fail music speaks” Guitar Pick (This would be great for any music fan)
Beer Sign With Bottle Opener (I love how it catches the lids!!)
Geeky Gaming T-shirt
Lego Iron Man Keychain (♥)
Grey Man Scarf
USB Stick Bracelet (I actually want this!)
PAC-Man Cufflinks

Now onto our next set:
FOR HER!!


It was so so hard to just choose 9, I almost had 2 sets!!

Here are the links:
Eco Friendly Gift Set
Heart Necklace (I really love this, it’s beautiful ♥)
Knitted Infinity Scarf
Minnie Mouse Reversable Apron
Hamster Plush        (Gemma, this is for you! ^_^)
Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix
Create Your Own Clutch (I’m hoping to get this for Christmas!)
20 Spotty False Nails With Glue And File
Black And Green Cotton Bag (Gorgeous!)

What’s you’re favourite item? Is there anything you’ve seen that you hope to get?

Sam xx