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Ding Dong! The bells are going to chime!

Ding Dong! The bells are going to chime!

Planning a wedding can be a stressful time so we thought we'd guide you through some of the things to think about if your planning to give or receive gifts on or around the big day.

The wedding squad 

Did you know that 78% of U.K. weddings have a wedding squad usually consisting of a Best Man, Ushers and Bridesmaids. We've created loads of gift ideas that can be personalised to suit those really important people!

Bridesmaids

Why not give one of our photo card gifts to your special girlfriends, they're super easy to adapt as the photo can be different for each them, reminding them of a special time in both your lives.

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Ushers

Ushers are often the first people your wedding guests will see on the big day and have a vital role ensuring everyone knows where to go and when, where to sit and even help escort guests to their seats if needed. So therefore Ushers definitely deserve a thank you. Our most popular gift for Ushers is one of our wash bags which can be embossed with either their initials or name to make them super personal.

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The Best Man

The best man is exactly that and has the most duties out of all the wedding squad. So it's nice to give hime something to wear on the day and keep forever. When we introduced our Best Man belt we didn't know how popular it would be, but its ended up being our best selling item! 

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The Happy Couple

In most of Europe it's traditional to give money as a wedding gift and that's also becoming more and more popular in the U.K. too. We think however it's lovely to show your friends how much you know them and get them something that they'll love and use regularly. If they love to travel for example matching luggage tags are great or if they love games then maybe a backgammon or a chess set. We can personalise all of these with either our embossing or laser engraving machines. This means we can not only offer Mr & Mrs but Mr & Mr and Mrs & Mrs too!

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If your already married!

Did you know that a gift of leather for your 3rd year wedding anniversary is traditional? We've got loads of gifts that can be personalised with 3 year messages and photos.

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Any of these can work for other years and not just three years of marriage. Imagine our handmade leather wallet embossed with "50 golden years" and inserted with a photo card from the day 50 years ago? How gorgeous would that be!

Happy Wedding (or anniversary) planning! Andreya xx

 

Mum's the word!

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With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it's time to start looking for the perfect gift for the special mother figure in your life, if your anything like me you'll probably have more than one gift to find!

Mother's day is celebrated at different times around the world. In the U.K. it falls on different dates but is always three weeks before Easter Sunday. This year Mother's Day falls on Sunday 19th March.

Mother's Day, or Mothering Sunday, is a time to show your appreciation for our mothers and the special mother figures in our life. It's a time to fill her day with acts of kindness, treats and things she'll love. It's also the time to show her you really "get" her.

Whether it's spoiling her with meal out, writing a thoughtful card, or getting her something to treasure, Mother's Day is about making her feel extra special.

For our Mother's Day collection this year I wanted to design a range of gifts that really show you know her, are beautiful yet practical, are things she'll use every day and will remind her of your love.

All of our Mother's day gifts can be personalised in some way so I'd love to show you what you can do...

Laser Engraved

We love our laser engraving machine as it can add almost any message or picture onto most of our products. If you're a wiz with graphic design you can send us your artwork, if your child is a budding artist you can send us their drawing, or you can choose one of our pre-designed graphics and change something to suit your Mum.

Photocard

Adding a photo-card to one of our gifts makes them super special. Whether it's a key ring that you use everyday, a cardholder that has a credit card sized photo of a loved one or a make-up bag that every time you reach for your lipstick your reminded of love!

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Embossed

Our heat embossing machine was our first piece of personalisation equipment we bought so it's like a first child in our office. A more traditional way of personalising leather but we think it adds a touch of style to any gift.

And finally just for fun here's how you say "Happy Mother's Day" around the world... we definitely needed to google them to pronounce them!!

Albania - Gezuar Diten e Nenes
Armenia - Շնորհավոր մայրերի օրը
Austria - Schönen Muttertag
Belgium - Bonne fête des mères!
Brazil - Feliz Dia das Mães
Bulgaria - Честит ден на майката
Germany - Schönen Muttertag
Greece - Χαρούμενη γιορτή της μητέρας
Italy - Buona festa della mamma
Laos - ສຸກສັນວັນແມ່
Moldova - La multi ani de ziua mamei
Russia - С днем матери
Serbia - Срећан осми март
Vietnam - Chúc mừng ngày của mẹ
Turkey - Anneler günün kutlu olsuShop ou

and of course in English....

Happy Mother's Day! Love Andreya xx

What Makes a Great Corporate Gift?

corporate gifts for your staff and customers

Choosing a gift for either your staff or customers can be a daunting task and let's face it we've all had branded gifts given to us that ended up in a drawer never to see the light of day.

When talking to a business about corporate gifting we always get them to think of the recipient.

Is the gift for your team or your V.I.P. customers?

What kind of gift would be useful to them on a daily basis?

 

Personalised Leather Power Pack

Are the team always on the go? Maybe something like a branded phone charger power pack could be perfect.

 

 

Leather iPad Travel Organiser

Do the team now juggle between office and home working. if yes then maybe an organiser or laptop case could be the thing,

 

 

 

Personalised Leather Loop Key Ring

Or do you think something non branded but personal to them is more appropriate then why give them something embossed with their initials.

 

If you're thinking about a gift for your team or customers it's always good to talk it through. Why not get in touch to discuss options and discounted prices at contact@vidavida.co.uk?

Gift Ideas for Teenagers

Gift Ideas for Teenagers

When asking around it seems like teenagers are up their with Dads as difficult recipients. Is it cool enough? Has everyone got one already? Well look no further we have created a collection of gifts for those hard to buy for teenage boys and girls.

Our top buying tips for teenage boys centres around their likes and the most popular ones seem to be music, gaming, tech and fashion. Here's our top 3 suggestions:

 

 

For teen girls we have seen the most popular interests being make-up, best friend gifts and, as usual, anything vintage. Our top 3 selections this year are:-
There are loads and loads of other ideas throughout the website, so take a look and get that Christmas shopping sorted!

Website Re-launched. Ready For Christmas.

Website Re-launched. Ready For Christmas.
Welcome to our new, faster and more organised website. Some substantial upgrades have been added including better product filtering and a live on screen product personalisation system helping you to create the perfect present for family and friends.

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