Wedding Anniversary Gifts By Year – Our Best Gift Ideas

Whether you’re reaching your first anniversary (paper wedding anniversary) or your 25th (silver anniversary), it’s a joyous occasion that deserves to be celebrated with your better half.

Best Wedding Anniversary Gifts; A newly wed couple

Depending on the number of years you’re celebrating, every wedding anniversary has a different gift and tradition associated with it.

At Clintons’, we’ve put together a list of our best gift ideas that are perfect for every wedding anniversary - from paper (1st) and silver (25th) to golden (50th) and diamond (60th) anniversary, we have a thoughtful gift to complement these adorable traditions for every year.

Let’s take a look!

1st Wedding (Paper Anniversary) Gifts

Whoever came up with the meaning of these anniversaries had perhaps figured it out that the newlyweds would be pretty broke after shelling out money on their wedding - the idea here of traditional first anniversary gifts being paper works out just fine!

Moreover, paper represents your marriage as a blank sheet which is eventually filled with various joyous memories down the line.

Best Wedding Anniversary Gifts; Clintons Champagne 1st Anniversary Card

That said, when it comes to the best wedding anniversary gifts for your 1st year, you can never go wrong with our collection of first anniversary cards.

Another great gift idea you could consider is a wedding scrapbook with embellishments. You can use it to preserve your ‘happily-ever-after’ photographs, all in one place, and cherish it for years to come.

5th Wedding (Wooden Anniversary) Gifts

The concept of giving wooden gifts on your 5th wedding anniversary came from the fact that trees are known to be strong and durable. What’s more, since they also symbolise strength and wisdom, using them in your gifts represents that your marriage is solid and has deep roots that are forever entwined.

A wooden photo frame can be a great 5th anniversary gift. Not only can you engrave it with your initials to add a personal touch, but also use it as a means to give your wedding photos a new lease of life!

Clintons' 2 Tier Wood Effect Frame

If you feel a little sentimental about your anniversary, you could also give this willow tree figurine to your partner. While this is made using hand painted resin which is cast from Lordi’s hand carved clay sculpture, it does make for one of the best wedding anniversary gifts.

For more such incredible wedding gifts, visit our website today!

10th Wedding (Tin Anniversary) Gifts

Since tin has been used to preserve things and it prolongs the life of what’s stored in it, it’s used to mark and symbolise the 10 years of your marriage!

Best Wedding Anniversary Gifts; Clintons' Swizzels I Love You Tin

However, forget those tea or coffee tin items - instead go for this Swizzles I Love You chocolate tin and give it to your loved one with a bunch of roses. To make it more romantic, you could add something soothing and refreshing to the mix like our Yankee Candles to light up your dinner table.

If you want, you could also go for the perfect Yankee Tea Light Delight gift set, which includes 18 scented tea light candles and a candle holder.

Browser through our collection of Yankee Candle gift sets and place your order today!

25th Wedding (Silver Anniversary) Gifts

While this is considered as one of the wedding anniversary milestones, it’s an easy one in terms of gifts.

Silver is a commonly used material in various objects, including jewellery, tableware, belt buckles, ornaments and more; this means you can choose from an array of best wedding anniversary gifts for your partner.

Clintons 25th Anniversary Card

Our elegant silver mirror frame is an incredible gift for your 25th anniversary. You can use it for your wedding photos or for the ones you’ll be clicking on this joyous occasion. If not a photo frame, you can either go for a 25th anniversary set of two china mugs or a silver champagne rose candle.

No matter what gift you choose, make sure it’s something the both of you cherish for the next exciting years of your marriage!

50th Wedding (Golden Anniversary) Gifts

Nearly a lifetime of togetherness - not only is it truly beautiful but also very rare these days.

This anniversary milestone is worth celebrating with your friends and family, and when it comes to the best wedding anniversary gifts, only gold can truly do it justice!

Best Wedding Anniversary Gifts; Clintons' 50th Anniversary Set of Two China Mugs

You could go for our 50th anniversary set of two china mugs that come with a gold coloured handle. However, if you want to make it more romantic, you could plan to renew your vows and get a gold ring for your partner. If you’re looking for more easy options, then you can choose from our collection of golden (50th) anniversary cards.

Read this blog to find out how you can make your partners golden wedding anniversary special.

60th Wedding (Diamond Anniversary) Gifts

Diamonds are extremely hard wearing and flourish under pressure - same as your marriage is going to be after 6 decades of togetherness!

After 60 years of marriage, while you might not have the physical strength, you’re sure to have a wealth of joyous memories and experiences. That said, why not celebrate this milestone with diamond inspired wedding gifts?

Clintons' Champagne 60th Wedding Anniversary Card

Nonetheless, if diamonds are out of your budget, you could get a giant blue balloon or a Lindor heart shaped sweet box by Lindt.

To complete this gift, you can add a wedding anniversary card to the mix from our collection of diamond cards. Or better yet, give the love of your life a handwritten card on your anniversary.

Order the Best Wedding Anniversary Gifts from Clintons Today!

When it comes to your wedding anniversary, go the extra mile and give your partner a wedding gift that they’re sure to remember forever!

Browse through our collection of wedding gifts and anniversary cards, and place your order today!

4 Ways To Add A Personal Touch To A Wedding Gift

Ways to personalise a wedding gift; two well-wrapped gifts placed on a white round table

A lot of us have received beautifully wrapped gifts that looked so stunning we admired them a little longer than usual before finally opening them. 

That’s how special a personal gift can be, and for a big celebration like a wedding, it becomes all the more sentimental.

This start of a new chapter in life is a milestone that deserves only the best. 

While simple gifts are always good, going the extra mile by finding ways to personalise a wedding gift is something you should consider. Be it with the packaging and wrapping paper or a gift tag with a handwritten note, it is always heartwarming and will never fail to bring a smile to the recipient's face. 

At Clintons, we know just how important wedding gifts are. If you’re looking for ways to personalise a wedding gift, you’ve come to the right place.

Here, we’ve put together a list of ideas that can help you make any gift for the bride or groom all the more special through simple additions and accessories.

Let’s take a look!

Thoughtful Handwritten Notes Or Cards

Ways to personalise a wedding gift; Clintons Daughter And Son In Law Hearts Floral Wreath Card

In our current social-media obsessed world, celebratory wishes have changed to status updates and generic posts over different platforms. 

With digital cards becoming an increasingly common way of wishing people on their wedding, handwritten cards have become a dying art. While these virtual cards are always appreciated, the charm and gesture of a handwritten note or card is simply unparalleled.

One of the best ways to personalise a wedding gift is by attaching a great card or note for the recipient. When receiving a present, the first thing a person does is look for an attached note or card. These thoughtful wishes add a personal touch to every gift and make the recipient feel warm-hearted and elated.

Whether it is for the bride, groom or maybe someone else from the wedding party, cards work well for every relation and are always well-received.

At Clintons, with our vast collection of incredible cards, you can find the perfect wedding card. Be sure to check our collection and order a stunning Clintons card today!

Creative Gift Wrap And Accessories

Clintons Metallic Gold Confetti Gift Bow

While gift wraps and accessories are fairly popular amongst all, they’re usually limited to specific occasions such as birthdays or graduation gifts. However, there’s no limit to these; they can be used for many other happy occasions.

You can add a personal touch to a wedding gift by using creative gift wrap and other accessories. From our blue and gold stripe roll wrap, floral bamboo flatwrap, copper stars roll to a floral and butterflies gold wrap, you have several incredible options to choose from.

To this, a nice bow wrap or swirl ribbon is the perfect way to add finishing touches to the wedding gift. You could also mix it up and try different papers and accessories together for something unique; the possibilities are endless!

Additional Small Gifts

Ways to personalise a wedding gift; Clintons Portmeirion Luxury Champagne Glasses Gift Set

One thing better than receiving a gift, is receiving multiple gifts. After all, everybody loves gifts especially if it’s from someone close to you. You can consider giving the recipient multiple presents as another way of personalising a wedding gift.

If you wish to go all out with the gift, adding other presents can be a much-appreciated personal touch. Whether it is a silver embossed photo frame, a luxury champagne glass set or something simpler like a plush bear soft toy, you can add whatever you think the recipient will like.

Additionally, another great idea you could consider is our fragrant Yankee candles. They serve as the perfect gift for any occasion.

Gift Bags And Boxes

Clintons Extra Large Floral Gift Bag

It is a universally acknowledged fact that some gifts always work better in boxes. While our wrapping papers are beautiful and will enhance any gift, they might not suit all presents.

For example, a mirror photo frame will always be presented better with a gift box like the blue medium or the butterfly floral flat pack. You could also consider adding tissues inside the box to keep the gift safe.

Similarly, with multiple gifts, a gift bag becomes a better choice. Our floral on gold, cake butterfly bling bag or grey with copper circle bag are a few stylish options you could consider.

Although many people usually stop with the gift ribbon and bow, using a gift box shows that you’ve taken the effort to pack the gift well and thereby adds a personal touch to it.

Our floral extra large box and pink with gold box work great for bigger or multiple weddings gifts.

Clintons - Your Ultimate Destination For Wedding Gifts

With our gift wrap, bow, boxes and other accessories, you have many ways to personalise a wedding gift.

Browse through our wedding collection of amazing gifts and cards today and find the perfect choice for your nearest and dearest.

Our Top 5 Personalised Gifts for Nurses & Doctors


Gift Ideas for Nurses; a group of nurses and doctors walking in a brightly lit passage

We all know that doctors and nurses are dedicated and hardworking and deserve praise and gratitude for everything they do - especially when you consider recent events.

From looking after us when we’re at our most vulnerable to helping us get back on our feet, everything they do for us is truly admirable. That said, whether a doctor or nurse in your family, a friend, someone you know or someone who helped you get well, a simple ‘thank you’ through a thoughtful card or gift is an excellent way to show your appreciation and support for them.

At Clintons, we understand how important cards and gifts can be in expressing what you feel for those you admire. With this in mind, we’ve put together our top 5 gift ideas for nurses that are sure to bring a smile to their face.

So without further ado, let’s take a look!

1. Guardian Angel Bracelet

Gift Ideas For Nurses; Clintons Guardian Angel Bracelet - Special Friend

Sometimes a simple and thoughtful gift says what you’re struggling to find the words to, making understated pieces a great gift idea for NHS workers. 

With this in mind, our Guardian Angel bracelet is a simple yet stunning piece of jewellery that you could consider gifting a nurse or doctor. With its delicate design and the guardian angel at the centre, this bracelet is sure to brighten the recipient’s day.

Moreover, why not enhance your gift by attaching our Watercolour Thank You Card with a personal handwritten note; it’s sure to put a big smile on their face every time they look at it!

2. Balloon In A Box

Gift Ideas For Nurses; Clintons Thank You Dots Upon Dots Foil Bouquet

Certain gift ideas are timeless and never fail to bring joy. Our Balloon in a box range is something to consider that can bring joy to a whole team. 

Our balloon bouquets are fun, bright and an instant mood lifter. Additionally, with so many designs such as our Lilac Orbz Bouquet, Thank You Bouquet, or the Blue, Silver & Black Stars Foil Bouquet, you can find one that meets the recipient’s preferences.

To really personalise your gift, a Thank You Floral Card can make the gift even more thoughtful. After all, a gift is incomplete without a handwritten card or note.

3. A Self-Care Set

Gift Ideas For Nurses; Clintons Yankee 1 Small Jar 3 Votive Giftset

Let’s face it, self-care gifts are appreciated by people of all ages. The ultimate self-pampering gift to show thank you, and when it comes to nurses, even more so.

Since the main idea of these kits is indulgence and comfort, why not consider our Lemongrass and Bergmot Gift Set? With bath bombs and candles, this set allows your recipient to relax and destress in the best way possible.

Another great gift idea to consider is a set of fragrant candles. The Tea Light Delight Giftset, 1 Small Jar 3 Votive Set or the 10 Tea Lights 1 Holder Set are our top picks that never fail to create a soothing and refreshing ambience!

4. A Travel Mug

Clintons Me To You Bamboo Travel Mug

We all know how alert and cautious nurses need to be, they’re on the go most of the time and often don’t get enough time to sit and have a cup of tea or coffee. In such cases, having a handy travel mug can be a massive help.

Bring some fun and sunshine with our Unicorn travel mug or our Sloth travel mug. The Me to You Bamboo travel mug is another great choice you can consider.

To take things up a notch, add a protective sleeve along with the mug. With a full range of protective sleeves with popular names on them to consider; they serve as the perfect add on to these travel mugs.

5. A Gift Hamper

A package covered in brown paper with a hot pink decorative ribbon

Our final great NHS gift idea that’s always well-received is a gift hamper. This is your time to get creative where you can include whatever you want.

From practical gifts like weekly planners and tropical leaves notebooks to cute ones like a Jumbo Squishmallows Chick, Love Heart Peacock and a Lindor Salted Caramel chocolate - we have a huge variety of ideas to choose from!

Also be sure to check out our minimalist photo frame or a Gin Glass Citrus Fruit for the finishing touches.

Visit Our Website For Amazing Nurse and Doctor Gifts

While these are only a few of our top picks, with our incredible range of gifts and cards, there are many more gifting ideas for NHS staff to consider.

Check out our range of gift ideas and cards to find the best option that meets your preferences. While you’re at it, consider checking out our gift wrap, accessories, and gift bag and boxes to make the present even more special.

Our Favourite First Anniversary Gift Ideas

First Anniversary Gifts; A couple looking fondly at each other with the camera focused onto the wedding ring

A first wedding anniversary is an important milestone for a couple as it highlights the special day one year on.

As it is the first anniversary it is only right to go all out for your partner! This can include anniversary cards and gifts that make your partner feel adored and special. 

Any gift that you give your significant other is sure to be cherished. After all, it's the thought and love behind the gift that counts.

That said, at Clintons, we know just how special a first anniversary is. If you’re looking for inspiration for gifts for your partner, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve put together a list of our favourite first anniversary gift ideas that are sure to take your anniversary celebrations up a notch making it a day to remember.

Without further ado, let's take a look!

1. Classic Card And Balloons - With A Twist!

First Anniversary Gifts; Clintons Champagne Flutes Wife First Anniversary Card

A thoughtful card is a timeless gift that never goes out of favour. Since your first anniversary is a special occasion, there’s nothing quite as thoughtful as a heart-warming handwritten anniversary card.

Instead of getting your partner a simple card, why not take the more personal approach with one of our bespoke first anniversary cards and balloon in a box for a more unique gift for your better half. 

Whether it is a first anniversary gift for a wife or a husband, it's sure to make the recipient feel loved and extra special on their anniversary. Additionally, the inclusion of the balloon in a box serves as the perfect fun element that spruces the gift even more.

2. A Bespoke Photo Frame

First Anniversary Gifts; Clintons Silver Floral Moulded 4x6 frame

Your wedding is sure to be full of memories that you’ve probably captured to remember down the years. While you may have countless memories that you’re sure to remember, there are some that outshine the others. That said, why not display these special parts of your wedding at home within an elegant photo frame

Serving as a perfect first anniversary gift, a photo frame with a picture from your wedding will let you look back at your special day and remember the fond memories and how far you’ve come. Whether it is a picture of your first dance or a candid moment from the ceremony, a bespoke photo frame is a perfect way to display these memories.

Additionally, you can enhance this gift with a fragrant flower bouquet; coupled with the stylish photo frame, it’s definitely a gift to remember!

3. Yankee Tea Lights Candle Set

First Anniversary Gifts; Clintons Pink Sands Scented Tea Light Yankee Candle

Scented candles are always a great gift idea; from improving your home’s ambience to creating a pleasant fragrance across the room, a scented candle is sure to be appreciated by many. On the occasion of your first wedding anniversary,  consider gifting your partner a stunning Yankee Tea Lights candle set.

From the iconic Pink Sands to Lemon Lavender, there are many incredible scents that you could consider for an anniversary present. Additionally, you need not rely solely on the scented candles, consider adding a beautiful figurine like the Willow Tree Together Forever to elevate this present.

Paired together, these two gifts are sure to make your partner feel appreciated and loved on this special milestone.

4. Sole-Mates Blanket And Sock Set

Me to you Matching sock set first anniversary gift;

Matching sock sets are an adorable way to show just how much you love your significant other. Silly traditions and habits between the two are a great way to keep your relationship fun yet intimate.

That said, since it’s your first wedding anniversary, you’re allowed to go all-out with a cheesy yet romantic matching gift that can be a unique first anniversary gift for your darling making our Me To You Blanket And Sock Set a great gift idea. 

Containing matching his and her sole-mate socks and a cosy love heart blanket, this gift is perfect for every couple celebrating their first wedding anniversary. The packaging with its love heart gift box and golden foil details makes it all the more endearing and is sure to be appreciated by your spouse!

5. An Indulgent Chocolate Hamper

 A chocolate gift hamper for your first anniversary; Clintons Lindor Heart Tin 50g

Let’s face it, chocolates are always appreciated by people of all ages, they’re the ultimate gift that always leaves the recipient with a smile on their face. On the occasion of your first anniversary, move beyond a simple chocolate box by giving your significant other an indulgent chocolate hamper.

From a Ferrero Rocher heart box and Lindor Heart Tin to a Guylian Box Chocolate and Haribo Heart Throbs box, there’s a whole variety of luxurious chocolates that you can add to your indulgent hamper.

To sweeten the deal even further, you can add a splendid anniversary card as the perfect final touch to your stunning hamper.

Visit Clintons - Your One-Stop Shop For First Anniversary Gifts

When it comes to thoughtful gifts and cards, there’s no place like Clintons! We understand the importance of this special occasion and make sure to help you select the perfect gift.

Our range of anniversary gifts and cards has the perfect choice for every type of person - we have it all!

Explore our collection of bespoke cards and gifts and place your order today!

6 Gift Ideas to Thank And Appreciate Your Teachers


Thank You Gift for Teachers; Clintons No. 1 Teacher Card

With the shift of classes from offline to online, teachers have had a challenging time making the process easier for both their students and themselves. While virtual lessons may seem easy, there’s a lot of preparation involved. As things go back to normal, schools are set to open soon. Students and parents can take this time to be kind and appreciative of their teachers. 

Since many teachers go above and beyond to help us with our educational and sometimes personal needs, showing them the appreciation they deserve is of utmost importance. Irrespective of what anyone says, teachers do impact us all and their advice and guidance help shape our lives.

Since showing appreciation through gifts and cards is always admired, why not give your teacher a thoughtful and sentimental gift?

At Clintons, we have a variety of gifts and cards that you can choose from. With our thank you gift for teachers, you’re sure to bring a smile to their face and make their day wonderful.

So without further ado, let’s take a look!

1. A Good Old Thank You Card

Thank You Gift for Teachers; Amazing Tutor Professor Lecturer Teacher Card

Although gifts are always well-received, there’s nothing that can top the charm of a thoughtful card. A gift on its own may not be as impactful as it could be if there’s no note or card attached; this shows how important cards are.

Our Teacher Appreciation, No 1 Teacher, Thank You Teacher and Amazing Tutor Professor Lecturer Teacher cards are some of our top favourites. You can also consider the Thank You, Gold Star and Me To You Cards for your teacher.

2. A Beautiful Wish Bracelet

Clintons Wish Bracelet

If you’re looking for something unique and understated, our wish bracelet is a great piece of jewellery that you could consider. It is simple, thoughtful and will serve as something that your teacher will always remember you by.

With this, you can also consider the beautiful Me To You bracelet. To make the gift a little more special, consider adding a box of Lindt chocolates to sweeten the deal, no pun intended!

3. A Fun Mug

Clintons It Takes Big Hearts To Teach Little Minds mug

A good cup of coffee or tea can do wonders, and teachers are no exception to this. From relieving stress to soothing you, one mug of your preferred hot beverage is no less than magic.

That said, another idea for your thank you gift for teachers could be a sturdy and fun mug. It Takes Big Hearts, Teachers Gold Star, or perhaps the Travel Mug are some great choices you can consider.

4. Hanging Plaque

Clintons Teachers Hanging Plaque

If you’re looking for an unusual teacher gift that is different and unique, why not consider giving them a plaque?

Our Teachers Hanging Plaque is a perfect gift for every type of teacher as it can beis a reminder of how much they impact the lives of their students in the best way. Teaching is not an easy job and deserves all the appreciation and recognition it can get. There’s no better way of expressing this than through a thoughtful plaque.

5. Fragrant Candle Set

Clintons Red Raspberry Yankee Candle

A fragrant candle set can work wonders in alleviating stress and creating a relaxing ambience instantly. This makes it a great thank you gift for teachers.

From Red Raspberry and Vanilla Cupcake to the iconic Pink Sands and Black Coconut there are several amazing Yankee candles that are a stress buster. Select a fragrance that they might like and let them add this thoughtful gift to their self-care routine!

6. A Gift Bag Full Of Goodies

Clintons Lily O'Briens Dessert Collection Box

If you wish to go all out and give something elaborate to your teacher to thank them, consider a bag full of amazing goodies. 

You could choose one of our incredible gift bags like our Stars Extra Large Gift Box and fill it with things like a Gold Stars bottle, Thank You Soft Toy, Green Marble Pen, a Sticky Notes Set and other essentials that you wish to add.

Additionally, you could top it off with this delectable Dessert Collection as a final touch to this amazing gift bag.

To Sum Up

While these are some of our top favourites, there are many more things you can do. However, make sure to personalise the gift for your teacher to make it more thoughtful and sentimental.

Additionally, while gifts and cards are always amazing, you could also consider meeting your teacher and telling them in person about how grateful you are for their workm and their impact on your life; they’ll always cherish this memory down the years.

Clintons - Your One-Stop Shop For Incredible Thank You Gifts for Teachers

From cards for every type of teacher to thoughtful gifts, at Clintons, we have it all. Browse through our incredible collection of gifts and cards and place your order today!

6 Thoughtful Gifts to Thank Our Nation’s Frontline Heroes

It’s been more than a year since the first lockdown started and ever since, our healthcare workers have been at the forefront, working tirelessly to protect the people.

Thoughtful Gifts for Frontline Heroes; doctor holding a patient's hand

Whilst our nation’s population is being vaccinated and the situation is improving, our hospital workers, doctors and nurses are still on the front line round the clock. It is therefore important for us to show our appreciation as an ode to their unwavering assistance!

From sending them healthcare appreciation gifts to promoting self care and mental health awareness, a simple act of kindness could go a long way.

However, it doesn’t matter what gift you give them. The one thing that’s absolutely going to bring a smile on their face is your appreciation and acknowledgement of their hard work.

At Clintons, we’ve put together a list of thoughtful gifts for frontline heroes to show them how much their efforts are truly appreciated.

Let’s take a look!

1. A Yankee Small Jar 3 Votive Giftset

Containing a set of three scented votive candles, including Tropical Starfruit, Moonlit Cove, Bora Bora Shores and The Last Paradise, this giftset makes for an incredible present for our frontline heroes.

Thoughtful Gifts for Frontline Heroes; Clintons' Small Jar 3 Votive Giftset

Not only will it help them disconnect from the everyday monotony of life but also transport them to their very own exotic paradise. What’s more, since these scented candles are packed with tropical fragrances, they help you explore a world of sheer natural beauty!

Beautifully packed in a keepsake box, this votive candle giftset offers a burn time of up to 15 hours.

Click here to explore our collection of exotic Yankee Candles.

2. A Vibrant and Sturdy Tote Bag

Yet another thoughtful gift for frontline sheroes, this Pamela Top Lass tote bag is sure to bring a smile on their face.

Clintons' Pamela Tote bag

Since this bag comes with a motivating message - “She Needed A Hero So That’s What She Became” - it’ll definitely encourage our healthcare workers while making them feel appreciated.

Made of strong material and woven handles, this tote bag is not only sturdy but can also be folded into a compact pouch.

For more such vibrant tote bags, check out our collection today.

3. A Washable Face Mask

Sure, face masks are one thing that they already have but it still makes for one of the most thoughtful gifts for frontline heroes. 

Thoughtful Gifts for Frontline Heroes; Clintons Non-PPR Face Mask

After all, in the current situation, you cannot have enough face masks.

While you could get a personalised mask with their name or a specific phrase on it, why not browse through our incredible collection of face masks that are available in various prints and designs?

Visit our website and place your order today!

4. An ‘I am Proud of You’ Skin Care Box

Skin care is important for all of us, but more so for our healthcare workers because of the amount of protective gear they need to wear throughout the day.

Gifting them a skin care box can be the best way to show them that you truly appreciate their dedication while also letting them know that you care.

Clintons' Cute Cat with Thank You Note Card

That said, why not give them a box that includes a ‘Fluffy Towels’ Yankee candle, lavender essential oil, handmade soaking salts packed with mineral rich Himalayan salts, a calming tea blend and personalised ‘thank you’ card with a special message?

To make this gift more beautiful, you could either choose from our selection of gift boxes or use one of our wrapping papers and top it off with a satin ribbon!

5. A Food Gift Card

After a long shift at work, cooking is perhaps the last thing our healthcare workers would want to do.

One of the most thoughtful gifts for frontline heroes we offer would be a food gift card that spares them some time from scrubbing pans, not to mention their daily trips to the grocery store.

Moreover, with these gift cards, they’ll also have the opportunity to order from one of their favourite eateries.

6. A Box of Chocolates and Sweet Treats

Everybody needs to eat.

Clintons' box of Mr. Strong Jelly Eggs

Sure, our healthcare workers won’t always have the time to cook food but they can absolutely do with a few chocolates and sweet treats that they can munch on. Additionally, sending food and sweet treats as appreciation gifts for healthcare workers has been trending for a while now and you can never go wrong with chocolates!

For starters, you can send them a box of Mr Strong Jelly Eggs, reminding them to always stay strong.

Order Thoughtful Gifts for Frontline Heroes from Clintons Today!

Send one or all of these gifts to our nation’s frontline workers and let them know how much you appreciate them and their hard work.For more such gift ideas, visit our website today!

6 Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Pet Dads

Does your dad or partner love his fur-babies just as much as (or, you suspect, more than) he loves you?

If that’s the case, Father’s Day 2021 is the perfect time to treat him to the most adorable gifts and shower him with the love he deserves for all the cuddles he provides. After all, every type of dad deserves to be celebrated this Father’s Day.

At Clintons, we’ve put together some of the best and thoughtful gift ideas for dads with pets.

These not only help your four-legged friends say “Happy Father’s Day, Pawps!” but also show their appreciation for long morning walks, cleaning kitchen floor accidents and of course, for all those belly rubs!

Let’s take a look!

1. The Perfect Mug and Coaster

It may be something of a cliche, but stick with the classics this Father’s Day and get him a gift that not only commemorates his love for his human babies but for his fur-babies too!

That said, a customised ceramic cat or dog mug along with “world’s greatest dad” coaster could be the best thoughtful pet dad gift for him. Let him enjoy his morning tea with a constant reminder of their favourite furry companion.

To find more such customised mugs and coasters, explore our collection today!

2. A Willow Tree Figurine

A stunning willow tree That’s My Dad or Love My Dog figurine is an incredible way to celebrate your dad’s love for his best friend.

Created by Artist Susan Lordi, every willow tree figurine is not only hand carved but also tries to capture a moment in time or express a feeling. This makes for one of the best gift ideas for a pet dad that can be placed on a desk, bedside table, mantelpiece or just about anywhere.

Click here to go explore our collection of willow tree figurines.

3. A Pet Paw Print Keepsake Kit

A lot of parents may take an imprint of their child’s hands or feet as a baby; cute, isn’t it?

Well, now you can do the exact same thing for your pets too. Just like our baby imprint kit, you can get your dad a paw print keepsake kit and let him imprint the paws of his fur baby, too.

Why not frame the paw prints before the day for an extra personalised gift (as a final touch, don’t forget to include a Father’s Day card).

For more high quality keepsake gift ideas, visit this page!

4. A Pet Grooming Gift Set

If your old man loves to spend as much quality time with his dog or cat as possible, then a pet grooming gift set for Father’s Day is the perfect pet dad gift.

Containing top quality equipment like paw clippers, grooming comb, coat rake, trimmers, nail clippers, shampoo and more, your dad can pamper his fur babies to his heart’s content.

5. A Personalised Photo Frame

A timeless gift, no matter the occasion, you can’t go wrong with a personalised photo frame as a Father’s Day gift.

From collage and “best friend” to “really amazing dad” photo frames, Clintons has an incredible collection just for you!

Explore our website and order a frame for him today!

Order Your Gift for Father’s Day from Clintons Today!

When “woof’ or “meow” isn’t quite enough, you can turn to our wide collection of Father’s day gifts ideas to show fur-dads just how much you love and appreciate them.

Explore our selection of gifts for Father’s Day and order one for your dad today!

Our Favourite Father’s Day Cards for 2021

Father’s Day is almost here and we couldn’t be more excited! 

Father’s Day is the celebration of your first superhero and support system, meaning your gift and card for him needs to be just as amazing.

At Clintons, we have a variety of Father’s Day cards and gifts that will let you find a great choice for your dad. However, if you’re looking for recommendations, we have you covered. 

We’ve put together our top favourite father’s day cards ranging from elegant ones for every sophisticated dad to funny cards for those fathers who love a good joke. With our collection, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect card for your main man.

So without further ado, let’s take a look!

Elegant Cards For Dad

For those dads who prefer a simple and thoughtful card, our elegant Father’s Day cards are a perfect choice. With incredible designs and thoughtful messages, bring a smile to your old man’s face.

Our For You, Dad Leaf Print Card is an understated and stunning option that you could consider. Attach a warm handwritten note to it to make it all the more special. After all, handwritten cards never go out of style.

The Grey Fathers Day Card is another classic choice, perfect for stylish dads, our House And Pub Scene card is one of our top picks your dad will really appreciate. 

Father’s Day Cards From Daughter

A Father’s Day card from their little girl will always remain special. Whether you’re now grown up or buying for a tiny tot, the feeling behind these is just as relevant, strong and full of love.

If you’re looking for a stunning card for your dad, we’ve got some great options for you. Our Daddy From Daughter Shimmer Card is a cute and heartwarming choice that will make your dad feel happy and appreciative. 

Our Dad From Daughter Biggest Joy card is another cute, creative and fun option for your old man. However, if you prefer something a little more light hearted, the No. 1 Dad comedy card is a hilarious option that you consider; it’s sure to bring your dad a chuckle!

Father’s Day Cards From Son

Our top “from son” Father’s Day cards are designed to highlight that special father and son relationship. From simple options like our Stars on Teal card to Toy Story themed cards, we have it all!

Moreover, if you and your dad love joking and goofing around, consider giving him our Father’s Day Humour Card or the Dad Winning Race With Trophy card. 

While these cards do have a thoughtful or funny message, personalise your card with a handwritten message to make it all the more memorable. From jokes and puns to perhaps a secret memory the two of you share - the possibilities are endless.

Funny Cards For Father’s Day

While thoughtful and sentimental cards always warm the heart, funny cards have a charm of their own. Depending on your and your dad’s relationship, find the right way to show him you care at Clintons.

Our Vinyl Iron on Patch card is great for the dad who is an ‘oldie but a goodie’. The Two Peas In The Pod with its ‘Hap-pea Father’s Day’ message is another amazing choice. 

Additionally, our BBQ Bear card is punny, creative and another top choice that you could consider for your main man.

Thoughtful Cards For Grandad

If you’re lucky enough to still have him in your life, your grandad also needs some love and appreciation on Father’s Day. If you’re looking to give your grandad a Father’s Day card, we have a range of incredible options available.

Our Grandad Koala card is a simple, thoughtful and creative card that he is sure to appreciate. If you’re looking for something heartwarming, consider our Grandpa Your Favourite Grandchild card. Not only will it bring a big smile to his face but also make him feel touched; these amazing cards are going to be truly cherished by every grandad. 

Father’s Day Cards For Stepdads

For those stepdads who have been there from the start and are just like a dad, Clintons have the perfect card to show how special he is on Father’s Day. Show what an important part of the family he is with a stepdad card this Father’s Day.

If your stepdad would like something simple, consider our Wonderful Stepdad card. With a heartwarming message sure to make him feel loved on his special day. 

Additionally, if your stepdad is someone who loves jokes and puns, consider the Smiling Man Step Dad card. It is both funny and thoughtful at the same time, he will definitely appreciate it.

Clintons - The Only Destination For Incredible Father’s Day Cards

While these are only a few of our favourites, we have many more options for you to choose from! 

Clintons also has a wonderful range of Father’s Day gifts and gift wrap to consider to make the day all the more memorable for your old man.

Find the perfect way to say how you feel with our incredible range and place your order today!

First Time Dads – Our Top 8 Gifts for Father’s Day 2021

Let’s face it, becoming a father is nerve wracking - you’re always going to be have those moments of panic and self doubt - those “am I doing this right” moments. However, every new father does the best he can for his little one and Father’s day is the best way to celebrate him and show him how well he’s doing.

A first father’s day gift can be incredibly sentimental and special for every new dad. From all the sleepless nights to the fun playtime, he’s been there through it all, and what better way to show your appreciation and gratitude towards him than through an incredible father’s day gift.

At Clintons, we understand the importance of every milestone and know just how to enhance the celebration in the best way possible. While an incredible Father’s day card is always a great idea, why not take it up a notch with a great gift?

With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of our top gifts that are sure to make Father’s day 2021 a special day for every new dad.

Without further ado, let’s take a look!

1. Perfect Dad Mug And Coaster Set

Mr Perfect fathers dad mug and coaster

Our ‘Mr. Perfect Dad’ mug is sure to make every new dad’s day. From emotional dads to the more reserved, every new father will appreciate the gesture and cherish this fun yet thoughtful gift.

Additionally, the coffee mug and coaster set can prove to be the perfect combination of the two things he loves; this present is sure to make his day all the more special.

2. Witty Plaque

fathers day dad legend plaque gift

Since plaques were made to remind people of important events, using them as a Fathers’ day gift is an idea you should consider. However, you can make it more fun and witty by inscribing it with a clever pun or message.

If you’re looking for a witty plaque, our Dad Legend Slate Plaque is a gift suitable for those dads who want to maintain their fun edge. Whether he hangs it in his office or the kitchen, every time he sees the plaque, he is sure to have a smile on his face.

3. Hilarious Dad Jokes Book

fathers day cheesy dad jokes gift book

Although considered to be hilarious by some and not-so-funny by others, dad jokes are always a mood lifter. No matter how silly they are, they almost always succeed in bringing a smile to someone’s face.

On this special day, consider gifting a first-time dad a hilarious dad jokes book. Although your dad may never run short on new material, it can’t hurt to keep him at the top of his dad joke game with our hilarious joke book.

4. A Personalised Calendar

dad fathers day calendar gift

A personalised calendar is a great way to tell every new dad how much he means to you, every single day. This thoughtful present is without a doubt a gift he is sure to love and hold dear.

To take things up a notch, you could include a picture of him with the little one to enhance the gift and make it all the more special.

5. Drink Essentials Set

Guinness drink essentials fathers day gift beer glass

Perfect for the dad who likes a glass of beer, a drink essentials set is a great Father’s day gift idea that you could consider.

Equipped with a pint glass, a coaster, and a bottle opener, with this gift he can kick back and relax during his me-time while also enjoying this present from his favourite people.

6. A Timeless Box Of Chocolates

fathers day Lindt chocolates

A box of chocolates is a timeless gift that suits every time of celebration. Perfect for dad’s with a sweet tooth, a mini indulgent box of cocoa treats can be just what he needs on his special day.

With our luxury range of Lindor chocolates, he’s going to appreciate the gift (and may even let you help out).

7. Thoughtful Photo Frame

Fathers day photo frame gift

If you’re looking for something more sentimental, a photo frame is a great idea you should consider for the first time dad. A thoughtful picture in a bespoke frame is a gift every father is going to love, especially when it is of him with his little one.

You could add a candid picture of him with the baby or a picture of the first time he carried the little one home; it’s sure to make him feel happy and maybe even tear up a bit!

8.  ‘Best Dad’ Trophy

best dad fathers day trophy gift

Nothing says ‘world’s best dad’ as well as a trophy - it is one of the best ways of appreciating him for all that he has done for his little bundle of joy.

It’s much rarer to see a trophy, these days, and what better way to show dad what a winner he is?

Clintons - To Show Them How Much You Care All Year Round

When it comes to occasions and celebrations, there’s nobody better than Clintons.

Our range of gifts and cards for Father’s day has the perfect present for every dad - from funny cards to thoughtful ones - we have it all.

Check out our collection of Father’s Day cards and gifts and place your order today!

Our Top Father’s Day Gift Ideas For All Types of Dads

With Father’s Day a little over a month away, it’s time you start thinking about how to celebrate the day with your old man. At Clintons, we have put together a list of our best father’s day gift ideas for every type of dad out there. This means you are guaranteed to find a relevant gift for your old man, regardless of his personality or hobbies. 

With our list of top father’s day gift ideas, you can get something nice for your dad, something that he will appreciate. 

Without further ado, let’s take a look!

For the Dad Who Loves a Pint of Beer

Father’s day is the perfect occasion to knock down a couple of bottles with your old man. Get him an all new beer set - complete with a tankard with his name engraved on it. Take things up a notch and wish him a happy father’s day with our balloon shaped like a beer mug. Pair all these customised gifts with this ring for beer bell to make your father’s day surprise complete! 

delivered to door helium beer mug fathers day balloon

For the Dad Who’s an Avid Reader

If you often find your dad sat out the way with his nose buried in a book, the perfect gift is perhaps another book for his collection. Throw in our best dad socks too in the mix because as Dumbledore said, “One can never have enough socks.”

For the Dad Who Loves a Good Golf

If your dad would rather be on the golf course this Father's Day, you're not alone. With courses reopening and the weather looking up, hopefully there'll be plenty of time to spend golfing this summer. In the meantime, take a look at the perfect golfing dad's Father's Day card, or let him know what a winner he really is with a Clintons' trophy!

fathers day golf trophy for dad

For the Dad Who Loves Pets

If your dad is crazy about his pet and tends to go with it everywhere, it’s a wonderful opportunity for you to make a gift out of this. Take an adorable photo of your dad with his fur baby and get customised cushions, mugs, posters and keyrings made as a father’s day gift for this year.

For the Dad Who Loves to BBQ 

If your dad is someone who considers himself a barbecue king, why not look for something that complements his time on the grill? Get him a quirky, personalised BBQ apron with his nickname or his photo printed on it! Not only is it useful, but it’ll always remind him of how thoughtful you were. As a gag, get him this soap and body wash from Mr. Perfect to get the smoky funk off after a day of barbecuing!

fathers day bbq bear card

For the Dad with Adorable Quirks

When it comes to putting a big smile on your old man’s face, simple gift ideas are the best. From these uber cool Dad Humour Socks to Mr Perfect Dad Mug and Coaster set, at Clintons we have an extensive collection of father’s day gift ideas that your dad is sure to love. 

Make Father’s Day Extra Special With Clintons!

We hope the father’s day gift ideas mentioned above inspire you to get something fun and unique for your dad. Explore our range of father's day cards and gifts to go the extra mile to celebrate your dad.

Find the perfect gift wrap for all your father’s day gifts right here!

Why Connecting for Mental Health Matters

As restrictions ease from the pandemic for the whole of the UK, many are focused on achieving some sort of normality. However, millions of us may have struggled with mental health issues over the past year and have needed to seek support from mental health services.

As it’s Mental Health Awareness Week this week, here at Clintons, we wanted to show support for the charity Mind and their fight to ensure that everyone struggling with their mental health receive the support and respect they deserve.

Mental Health Awareness Mind Cards Own Superhero card

Why Reaching Out is Important

Here at Clintons, we know the importance of connections and relationships with others. Whether it’s a social media post, a card or text, the warmth and the calm we are left with after reading a friendly message from someone isn’t to be underestimated.

It’s what we see with cards every day, human emotions packed into a tiny space; joy, thanks, empathy, encouragement. Sending a card goes from being a little act of kindness to being part of a bigger picture which is opening up and talking about your mental health experiences to someone you trust.

It’s also a softer way of getting back in touch with people, instead of the constant buzz of social media messages surrounding frantic social gatherings, sending a card becomes more of a friendly acknowledgement, letting someone know they are thought of.

mental health awareness cards meadow under sunny field

Sending Positivity

It is proven that the daily practice of affirmations has a positive effect on our behaviour and thinking patterns. So why not put this into card writing and write a list of positive statements you would give to yourself if you were receiving a card, then when you’re ready, send that card to a close friend or family member. This will then start a rippling affect that will boost your self-esteem as well as another’s. 

Here’s a list of examples below:

  • You can do this
  • Believe in yourself just like others believe in you
  • You can reach any goal you set your mind to
  • You are loved and accepted just the way you are

Or, if you are stuck for ideas check out Clintons new designs of mind charity cards.

bee yourself Mind thinking of you card

Remember to Take Care of Yourself as Well as Others

As the roadmap out of lockdown sees many people happy for things to go back to the way they were, others may start to feel overwhelmed because of it. It’s important to recognise that some people have created their own version of ‘normal’ inside this pandemic so it’s understandable if others are feeling anxious about the prospect of social interaction.

If you are one of these people, you are not alone. And if you are struggling to get back in touch with people, make sure you take care of yourself first.

The theme surrounding mental health awareness this year is Nature and how making little habits to connect with the natural environment in any way shape or form can be an effective way of protecting our mental well-being.  

Even something as simple as journaling about nature will start to boost your mood. Why not write down, paint or draw how parts of nature make you feel, the sound of birds singing, the shade of green on plants. By combining creativity with the natural environment, you are taking an active role in improving your mental well-being.

pink butterfly mental health awareness journal

Here at Clintons, we want you to know it’s okay to not be okay so if you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please reach out to these helplines below:

Mind Help & Support

Best Ways To Make The Most Of Father’s Day 2021

Whether your dad is a beer connoisseur, a grillin’ chillin’ kind of guy, an avid outdoorsman or a kid at heart, you can always find plenty of ways to plan a fun father’s day celebration in 2021.

Fathers Day 2021 with Clintons

While it isn’t about spending a lot of money, Father’s day is more about spending quality time with your dad. That said, why not give your old man the gift of experience this year instead of splurging on things he’ll only use once?

Plan a day filled with things and activities that he loves and make the most of father’s day - from planning an adrenaline filled hike, an evening walk to a relaxed staycation, there are many fun ideas that you can experiment with!

At Clintons, we’ve put together a list of our top 5 ways to help you plan an amazing father’s day and make your dad feel loved and appreciated.

Let’s dive in!

Prepare a Hearty Brunch

Why not start this amazing day by preparing and serving a hearty feast fit for a king?

You can create a complete platter with a build-your-own bagel spread, some scrambled eggs and bacon, and round things off with a morning cocktail - after all, it’s a special day for your father ( it’s not as if he needs an excuse, any way!)

Father's Day Celebration 2021; Clintons' Great Dad Balloon In a Box

To make the brunch platter a bit fancy, you could simply tie a Father’s Day best dad ever balloon bouquet to it.

Steal His Heart With a Box of Sweet Treats

The one thing that’s sweeter than the bond you share with your old man is the box of sweet treats you’ll give him on father’s day.

Clinton's Box of Guylian Chocolates

Browse through our chocolates and sweets collection, and choose the one that best suits his taste buds. If you want to take this gift up a notch , then you could consider adding a Father’s Day card from our extensive cards collection.

Take Him for a Craft Brewery Tour

Going on a brewery tour with your dad will never get old (partly because a lot of micro and craft breweries keep popping up) - so why not make it a part of your Father’s day 2021 celebration?

Before you head out, just ensure that you’re doing a little research from your end to find out which tours are available in your locality. What’s more, to end this craft brewery tour on a high note, you could give your dad a box of mug, coaster and pint glass which he can use whenever he wants.

Father's Day Celebration 2021; Clintons' Mug, Coaster and Pint Glass Set

For more such father’s day gift ideas, visit our website today!

Plan a Game Night

Plan for quality time with the entire family to give your old man what he truly wants  this year on Father’s day!!

Play a few board games and battle it out amongst yourselves. Or better yet, divide yourselves in two teams and see who can finish the jigsaw puzzle first. 

You could later end game night by giving your dad a ‘legend slate plaque’. You see, no matter the outcome of the game, your dad will be the winner with a big smile on his face!

The Legend Slate Plaque by Clinton's

Host an Outdoor Movie Marathon

Yes, drive-in movie theatres are fun and exciting, but have you ever tried watching a movie at home while being all snuggled up in your cosy blankets?

This year, instead of taking your dad out for a movie night, simply shine the projector against a wall, choose a couple of his favourite movies and host a marathon.

To make it a theatre like experience, you can serve a special after-hours drink and some popcorn for your #1 guy.

To Conclude

With these exciting ideas to look forward to, you and your old man are set to have  the best Father’s Day celebration this year.

No matter which idea you go with, your old man will surely appreciate the love and effort you’ve put in making the day extra special for him. From hearty meals to fun night ins, ensure that you’re making father’s day 2021 a memorable day for your dad!

Make Father’s Day 2021 Memorable With Clintons!

This Father’s Day, your special guy - whether it’s your dad, father-in-law, grandpa, uncle and so forth - deserves nothing but the best!

From cards and chocolates to other thoughtful gifts and gestures, we’ve got it all for this year’s father’s day celebration.  Browse through our website to find the best gift for your dad today!

Why Clintons’ Cards are Perfect for Every Occasion!

In an increasingly digital world, the element of personal touch has somewhat taken a backseat. At Clintons, it’s our motto to keep the concept of personalisation alive which is why we house an extensive array of cards for a number of occasions.

We firmly believe that cards are a brilliant way to stay connected and express emotions like gratitude, love, congratulations and condolences. A Clintons' card sent through the post holds so much more value when compared to quick and easy methods. 

Now, we are not condemning e-cards and emails but the truth is, these forms of communication have become too common. This means your gesture may not be as impactful and remarkable as it ought to be. 

Clintons' Cards Perfect for Every Occasion and Event!

With Clintons' cards, you’ll find fun curated messages for just about any general (or specific) sentiment out there. You may have different reasons for sending cards to your loved ones. Be it someone’s birthday or you simply want a friend to know how much you love them, there’s a card for you at Clintons.

live laugh love, just keep pouring birthday card from clintons

We are all about keeping the excitement of snail mail alive; even if the message is a simple hello - it’s enough to brighten up the recipient’s day. 

With our extensive card collection, feel free to express and convey your emotions in a more lasting manner. We now have great offers on our new and exclusive 4 for 3 cards!

Let’s take a sneak peek at the various occasions you can send a Clintons card for!

Celebrations, Congratulations and Acknowledgements

two cartoon elephant holding onto one another's trunks holding rings - "congratulations on your engagement"

Anniversary

Let your loved ones know how much they’ve touched your lives with our range of anniversary cards. From general husband and wife cards to first, silver, pearl, ruby and sapphire cards for anniversaries, we’ve got it all!

Bat/Bar Mitzvah

This coming of age, joyous occasion has to be acknowledged so why not celebrate it with a personalised card? With Clintons' cards, say mazel tov to growing up. Don’t forget to buy an appropriate gift to go with the card!

Engagement

Send heartfelt greetings to the happy couple with our fantastic collection of engagement cards. Take your pick from our classic, funny and modern cards to toast new beginnings. 

We also have a collection of beautiful engagement invitation cards that couples can send to their friends and family.

Graduation and Exam Cards

Celebrate this important milestone with Clintons' cards and celebrate the freshly anointed graduate! Pair this greeting card with a personalised helium balloon in a box to bring a smile on the recipient’s face.

New Home

Congratulate your loved ones on this very grown up achievement and join in the celebration with a fun card and a box of sweet treats in your arsenal! From the punny New Home Aloe Plant card to the cute Cat on Pile of Cushions card, take your pick from our extensive collection. 

Send cards with custom, personalised messages to your loved ones for just about any occasion. For more options, check our Wedding, Retirement, New Job and Baby Announcement card collection.

Holidays

1300s drawn themed christmas card - A merry Christmas and A happy new Year to you Clintons card

Father’s Day

Let you old man know how much he means to you with a heartfelt card from our collection. This isn’t just restricted to your dad; extend your wishes to any father figure in your life with curated cards from Clintons.

Valentine’s Day

Make your better half’s day better and brighter with a special Valentine’s card delivered to them. Include a balloon bouquet with a box of chocolates and gifts to create a wholesome package for your loved one.

Hanukkah

Celebrate the festival of lights with a personalised Hanukkah card. Don’t forget to send a gift to make this occasion extra special. 

Christmas

This is the big one so make sure that you pull all the stops. While gifts for your loved ones is a given, this year, don’t forget to include a thoughtful Christmas card from Clintons.

New Years

Making it through 365 days of ups and downs has to be acknowledged so, why not send custom Clintons' cards to all your friends and family? Check our impressive collection of New Year cards perfect for every single person who is a part of your life.

Be it Easter, Eid or Diwali, at Clintons we’ve got you covered for every special occasion!

Sentiments and Emotions

Tree And Doves Scene Sympathy Card

Apology Cards

When a simple apology just won’t do, make it up to your loved ones with an apology card from Clintons. From apologising for missing out on your loved ones big day to wishing a belated happy birthday, at Clintons we have a variety of customisable cards for you to choose from. 

Get Well Cards

Perfect for when your loved one is feeling a little blue, cheer them up with a cute get well card. It might just be the pick-me-up they need to feel a whole lot better!

Sympathy Cards

Give your condolences and regards to a friend, family, colleague or acquaintance to show your support for their loss. Our extensive range of sympathy cards feature thoughtful messages, so you can choose one that feels right to you. 

Thank You Cards

Spread love and positivity by expressing gratitude to your closest friends and family with our ‘Thank You Card’ collection. Choose from pre-filled messages or blank cards to thank someone for their love and support. 

Thinking of You Cards

When you are at a loss for words to express just how much you care about someone, send them a ‘Thinking of You card’ from Clintons. We have an expansive range of cards both with and without messages, so take your pick and make someone’s day better and brighter.

Order Clintons' Cards to Make Any Occasion Extra Special

With Clintons, you can now make every day extraordinary! Browse through our collection to choose the perfect card for people you care about. Explore our Simply Clintons’ range to find something unique and fresh.

Place your order today to go big on personalised messages with cards!

5 Simple But Thoughtful Gift Ideas to Put a Smile on Her Face

We get it - shopping for gifts for your special someone can be difficult.

Not only do you want to get her a gift that she’ll love, but also something practical. You don’t want to get a present that simply collects dust around the house (or even worse, gets rejected!)

When it comes to choosing thoughtful gifts for her, you need to ensure that it steals the show - after all, the special someone in your life (be it your mum, sister or daughter) deserves only the best; there’s no ifs or buts about it!

That said, if you’ve been looking for a unique gift for her, then you’ve come to the right place. At Clintons, from mugs and drinkware to photo frames and Ty soft toys, we have the perfect gift for every occasion.

Since ‘one-size-fits-all’ gifts don't really apply to a person as unique as her, we’ve rounded up some of the trendiest gifts that are as creative, unique and thoughtful as she is.

Let’s take a look!

1. A Classy Tote Bag

For all her food, dirty trainers, books, shopping and literally anything that she carries - order from our classy collection of nifty totes.  Make a bold statement with our leopard cotton and mary top lass tote bags as they are a favourite.

"love" written on pink Me To You bag featuring the Me To You teddy, bees and flowers

Perfect to add a hint of playfulness and creative flair to her outfit, our collection of tote bags are available in various chic designs. What’s more, these are made using strong materials, meaning they’re long lasting and sturdy enough for even the most ardent of shopaholics - she’s absolutely going to love this gift!

2. Personalised Mug With Witty or Sentimental Messages

When it comes to thoughtful gifts for her, you can never go wrong with personalised mugs!

pink Boofle mug with text for the "loveliest sister in the whole wide world! xxx"

From the “best mum” and “loveliest sister” to an “amazing daughter” and “thoughtful girlfriend”, we have a selection of personalised mugs for every special lady in your life.  If you’re looking for something for your gorgeous wife, why not take a look at our Brand New Mr & Mrs Mug set?

With this gift, you not only get to spend some time together over a cup of tea but also remind her of what a beautiful person she is.

Click here to browse through our full range of personalised mugs for your loved one.

3. Delicate Yet Thoughtful Jewellery

Let her know how beautiful and special she is with our range of thoughtful jewellery.

Me To You gold coloured bracelet with a single rose charm

Take a look at our golden rose bracelet featuring the quote “Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful” for when she needs a reminder to be herself or a love heart bracelet to cheer her up on any day.

For more such gift inspiration, visit our website today!

4. Scrumptious Chocolate Gift Box

Chocolates are by far the best gift you could give anyone - after all, who doesn’t love gorging on a box full of sweet treats!

heart shaped box of Lindt milk chocolate truffles

Why not browse through our collection of delicious chocolates to find some delectable sweet treats for her? We have a fun and unique range of branded chocolates available on our website and they’re hands-down perfect to put a smile on her face.

5. Yankee Candle Jar

One of the best and most thoughtful gifts for her, our collection of Yankee candles is an amazing way to treat your special someone.

Yankee Candle box with selection of coloured and scented tea lights, including a tea light holder

Perfect for any occasion from an intimate dinner to a cosy night in, our candles can help uplift the mood of your special lady while also creating an incredible ambience.

What’s more, these are filled with fragrances of hidden beaches, unexpected flavours and lush, untouched jungles - meaning our extensive collection of scented candles can let her experience the adventurous off-beat paths from land to sea that too, from the comforts of her home!

Clintons - Your One Stop Shop for Thoughtful Gifts for Her!

While these were our top 5 gifts for her, we have more such gifting ideas available on our website.

Visit our website to explore our range of incredible gifts!  

Place your order today!

Why Handwritten Birthday Cards Will Never Go Out of Style

In the world of Facebook and Pinterest, e-cards and digital birthday wishes have become the go-to for many. From uploading a story to updating your status, most of our birthday messages have become virtual and to an extent, detached.

Although it may be easier than ever to send a birthday greetings, nothing beats the thoughtfulness of a personalised, hand written card. The charm of a birthday card is everlasting.

Why Give Birthday Cards?

Crafted By Clintons Sunflower Friends Cafe Scene - handwritten, personal cards from Clintons

Opening a birthday card to find a heartwarming handwritten note is priceless; there are very few things that can beat this feeling. Moreover, along with the message, the beautiful design of a birthday card is sure to bring a smile to your recipient’s face. 

After all, we all would prefer a tangible gift that we can keep with us over an impersonal virtual message.

At Clintons, we recognise the importance of a thoughtful birthday card and the warmth and happiness that it can bring, especially to your nearest and dearest. Whether it is a sentimental birthday card for your gran, a funny one for your best friend, or an elegant card for your mum, a card’s charm is always incomparable.

Handwritten Birthday Cards - A Thoughtful Gift

When it comes to the benefits of a greeting card, they are innumerable. Since a birthday celebration is a special occasion, a gift that enhances this special event will always be a great idea, especially for the person you’re celebrating. 

Why give birthday cards with a heartwarming message, you wonder?

Attaching a personal note for a birthday card is a more intimate way of showing your appreciation towards that person and is sure to elevate the card’s appeal.

Especially great for those who like personal gifts, a handwritten birthday card along with a carefully chosen birthday gift will always be well-received as it reflects how much thought you put behind the gift. 

Additionally, this personal birthday card will be appreciated by people from all age groups - from young children to older people, everyone loves a thoughtful handwritten card.

Moreover, while a gift may sometimes be easier to choose, a bespoke handwritten birthday message shows your true feelings and how deeply you care for them.

Tips for Writing The Perfect Birthday Message

Pen placed on top of book with notes, handwritten birthday card, heartfelt birthday messages

When it comes to writing the perfect message, it may prove to be a bit challenging - finding something unique and memorable without sounding too clichéd is no easy task. After all, why give a generic birthday card?

The best birthday messages always come from the heart.

Personalising them will always help you create a more meaningful message; you can find inspiration almost anywhere.

With this in mind, here are a few tips to help you write a memorable birthday message -

1. Write About A Favourite Memory

Clintons' humorous Christmas drinking blank handwritten black card

Sharing a favourite joint memory is a great idea to consider for a birthday message. It may be something silly or simple but talking about it, although briefly, is sure to bring a smile to their face.

From a memorable school incident to a night out you shared, these memories are sure to make the recipient feel nostalgic and bring the two of you closer together. 

2. Mention Your Favourite Thing About Them

Clintons' Llama handwritten blank card - "when we're together, we're cooler than everyone else"

Every person has quirks or aspects of their personality that we love about them. By mentioning your favourite thing about them in a birthday message, the recipient is sure to feel special and appreciated.

Additionally, this also makes your message very personal and sentimental; the gesture is sure to be appreciated by the recipient.

3. End With Something Memorable

Humorous Clintons' handwritten blank card with a guilty guinea pig - "it may look like I'm doing nothing, but in my head I'm quite busy"

Whether it’s a sentimental quote or a funny joke, writing a memorable line at the end of the birthday message is the best way to finish your handwritten card. Depending on the person you’re giving the card to, you could personalise your message accordingly.

For example, if the card is for your best friend who loves jokes, ending the message with a pun or an inside joke is sure to leave a lasting impression. 

In the end, any message that comes from the heart will always make the recipient feel special and by writing a memorable note for their birthday card, you’re sure to make their day all the more memorable.

Find the Perfect Card at Clintons

From thoughtful birthday cards for your gran to funny cards for your best friend, at Clintons, we have them all. Browse through our vast range of bespoke cards to find the perfect birthday wish for your nearest and dearest.

Clintons Balloon In A Box – Find The Perfect Balloon For Any Occasion!

With Clintons, you can turn any day into a reason to celebrate or surprise with our extensive Balloons in a Box range!

Be it birthday, anniversary, new job or Easter, our assortment of inflated, boxed balloons is bound to make your loved ones feel cherished and appreciated.

Why Choose Clintons for Your Balloon in a Box Delivery?

At Clintons, we love to keep things simple and straightforward. This means you can place your order for our festive balloons with no hassle at all. 

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Head to our Balloon in a Box page and choose your favourite inflated balloon from our wide variety
  • Personalise your message on the balloon (optional)
  • Choose a delivery date that works for you
  • Send the perfect surprise straight to the recipient’s doorstep
  • We’re also offering next day delivery on all orders placed before 1pm (applicable for mainland UK)
  • Ready inflated balloons
  • Free weekday delivery!

Check Out Our Balloon in a Box Range

FATHER’S DAY BALLOONS

Father's Day balloon in a box bouquet
Shop Father’s Day Balloons

With Father’s Day on its way, you can book your surprise Balloon in a Box in advance, so you won’t miss the date! With novelty Father’s Day balloons as well as balloon bouquets, Clintons’ gifts are guaranteed to put a smile on his face this year.

BUBBLE BALLOONS

character Bubble balloon

Shop for Bubble Balloons

If you’re looking for premium balloons in a variety of colours for a special occasion, then our bubble balloons are perfect for you. You can customise these luxury balloons with text or any character illustration of your choice and get them delivered right to the recipient’s doorstep. 

NUMBER BALLOONS

Number 3 helium number balloon in gold

Shop for Number Balloons

Perfect to celebrate a special milestone, anniversaries and of course, birthdays, take your pick from our extensive range of number balloons. Make your celebrations memorable with Clintons’ number balloons available in vibrant colours. 

ORBZ BALLOONS

Blue marble effect helium orbs balloon boquet

Shop for Orbz Balloons

Our Orbz Balloon collection is something that we are personally super proud of. Don’t believe us? Take a look at the artistic colour prints on these balloons. From pastel pinks to rainbow ombre, we’ve got a wide variety of tasteful colour schemes for you. Perfect for any occasion, take your pick from our Orbz balloon selection!

SPECIAL BALLOON PACKAGES


Shop for Balloon Packages

Our custom balloon packages are available for people of all age groups. Be it grown-ups or kids, at Clintons, when it comes to celebrations, we’ve got you covered. From a tropical cocktail balloon package to a cute panda one, we cater to all ages in a fun and entertaining way.

BALLOON BOUQUETS


Shop for balloon bouquets

When a flower bouquet just won’t be enough, pair them with Clinton’s exclusive balloon bouquet to go above and beyond as you surpass expectations. From get well soon bouquets to birthday bouquets, we have balloons to complement any and every occasion. 

Explore Clintons’ Ready Inflated Helium Balloon Delivery Service

As you browse through our collection of cards and gifts, go the extra mile and present your loved ones with a special Balloon in a Box package!

Click here to find out about proper balloon care. We’ve put together some FAQs too in case you need more information.

7 Ways to Step into Spring

Spring is in the air! and that means lighter days, warmer weather and flowers blooming!

But are you still feeling sluggish from those slow winter evenings? Here at Clintons, we’ve compiled a list of ideas to help give you that ‘get up and go’ energy. This season brings a new lease of life so it’s time to blow the cobwebs away and follow some of our handy suggestions to spring into action:

Spring Clean

Whether it’s your kitchen, wardrobe or workspace; decluttering parts of your home helps to refresh and reset your mind – and there is nothing more satisfying than coming home to a house that sparkles! Think about any ‘trouble spots’ you’d like to tackle first and dedicate some time each week to cleaning and tidying them. Having a clean space will boost productivity and have a positive effect on your mental well-being.

Embrace the Fresh Scents

As the outdoors bloom, so should your home. Decorate your living spaces with Spring-scented candles, reed diffusers and room spray. Scents of orange blossom, sweet pea and fresh linen will enliven your mood and awaken your home out of its winter hibernation.

To check out our full range of deliciously scented Spring Yankee Candles, click here.

Yankee Candle Sheer Linen

Gardening

What a better way to welcome the sunny days with a spot of gardening. Simple things like clearing away debris or mowing the lawn will not only help get your garden space ready for summer, it will make you want to spend more time outdoors. So, after all the hard work, why not grab a good book, chilled drink and soak up some vitamin D in the sunshine.

If you want to welcome family and friends round to check out your new garden this summer, invite them with one of our gardening cards range.

Spring gardening card

Fill Your Home with Flora

Fresh blooms on tables and windowsills will add a pop of colour to your home and brighten your day. You could even purchase a new vase or plant pot to go with them. Seeing flower buds open and nurtured plants grow reduces levels of anxiety and studies have shown it can even boost creativity.

You could even bring in a beautiful fresh rose from your garden and delicately place it in a single stem vase.

Holly hobbie single stem vase

Afternoon Tea Creations

Happiness comes with a slice of cake! Make your regular cups of tea a little more special and take time for indulging in afternoon tea. Whether it’s an ordinary day or Easter weekend, homemade sandwiches and cakes will make the occasion even more special.

Make sure to check out our fabulous new range of mugs to make that cup of tea all that little bit more exciting.

Holly hobbie someone special mug

Out With the Old - In With the New

This season brings with it the gorgeous pastel colours we know and love. Treat yourself and add some to your décor if possible. New tea-sets, tea towels or glassware would be a perfect option to add to your afternoon teas.

Practice the Art of Journaling

This season brings a natural time of renewal and gives us all a fresh start. Create a space for a writing corner in your home and write to yourself what you would like to get out of this year. Are there any goals you would like to achieve? What are you already grateful for? Putting steps in place to improve the quality of our life not only boosts our mental well-being but also creates a healthy relationship with our minds and sets the foundation to allow us to be productive.

Take a look at our wide range of Spring themed journals to start writing your story.

make today amazing spring themed journal

Whatever your springtime rituals are, here at Clintons we hope you are able to enjoy all the happiness this time of year brings and these simple suggestions give you the inspiration you need to make positive changes in your life.

Sending Springtime wishes

With love from Clintons

5 Games and Activities Perfect for a Virtual Easter Celebration

Holidays and celebrations are all about spending quality time with family and friends. However, with Easter just around the corner it might be quite different in 2021, so we thought we’d help come up with some alternative plans to keep the Easter festivities fresh and exciting this year!

Whether you’re meeting up with another household for a 6 person garden Easter egg hunt, or having a quiet one in, we at Clintons share our plans for a virtual Easter celebration to make Easter 2021 memorable and fun, no matter the weather. 

delivered to you happy easter balloon bouquet

Clintons Top Tips for Celebrating Easter Virtually

By now we’ve all become familiar with FaceTime and Zoom as a way to keep in touch with our friends and family and you'll need one, or a similar tool, for a virtual Easter celebration.

For added fun, be sure to check out these amazing Easter backgrounds available on Zoom and get set to party!

1. Virtual Easter Egg Hunt with FaceTime

For many of us, Easter egg hunts are a much loved tradition, especially for those of us with children (although no judgement on the adults for getting stuck in)! A great way to get the whole family involved, even from afar is through FaceTime. Have the grown ups coordinate, hide the eggs both inside and outside in advance, set up the FaceTime call and let the kids go on the hunt. 

Easter gift book" We're going an egg hunt"

Once the search is over, everyone can show off their favourite Easter eggs. If you’re struggling to find a perfect egg, be sure to check out our Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Egg

2. Host an Easter Trivia Challenge

Easter is a time to come together, and what better way to spend time with loved ones than a trivia quiz? We highly recommend Good Housekeeping’s Easter Trivia Quiz. Each household can be divided into a team and as you can imagine - things can get competitive fairly quickly! 

Add some additional creativity to the mix and have each team come up with their own questions, for maximum fun! 

3. Virtual Easter Egg Decoration

Trust us when we say, the little ones absolutely love decorating Easter eggs, and usually the big ones do, too! It’s something fun that everyone, even the parents, can get involved in.

Virtual Easter decorate your Easter egg

For an extra level of creativity, take a look at the Easter Egg Decoration app and go wild with creativity decorating Easter eggs online as practice for the real thing. Perfect as a gift or as a keepsake. 

We also have a cute decorate your own eggs range that your kids will love. Click here to check it out.

4. Play Easter Charades

If you’re into your charades then this is a must. Whip up an Easter-themed rendition of this popular game and prepare yourself to have a great time. You’ll have no trouble finding free printables online, or you and your friends can make some DIY cards to play the game. 

Laughs are guaranteed as you act out Easter themes over your FaceTime or Zoom call. To really raise the stakes, why not set a prize for the winning team, or forfeits for the losers!  

5. Host an Easter Pun-Off on Zoom

This is a big curve ball, but Easter brings an eggcellent opportunity for us to show off our punny side. Make a game out of it as you crack as many Easter puns as possible while on a FaceTime or Zoom call with your friends or family. 

The rules are simple - each person has to come up with one Easter-related pun at a time, and if someone stalls or repeats a pun, they’re out.

Explore Clintons Easter Cards & Gifts for an Extra Special Easter

Lockdowns and social distancing or not, no Easter is complete without a card and a gift to show someone you care.

Be sure to check out our range of Easter cards, gifts, balloons, soft toys and even our Easter-themed colouring sheets - we’ve got it all this Easter!

Ensure you and your loved ones have a hoppy Easter for 2021!

On Their Golden Wedding Anniversary, Make Them Feel Special

Whether it’s your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or friends, a golden wedding anniversary is a little milestone that deserves thoughtful celebrations.

But how many years is a golden wedding anniversary? It means 50 years together as a married couple: quite impressive!

A 50th wedding anniversary is a true achievement: couples so solid they last half a century aren’t that ordinary after all. Finding a love that desists all everyday challenges, where spouses have a serene and lasting bond is rare. But anytime we run into one, we can’t help but feel energised with hopeful admiration!

A golden wedding anniversary brings along with it laughs, challenging moments, anecdotes, joyful memories, adventures and accomplishments.

We’re celebrating all of this: with more or less grandeur, a large or an intimate gathering, sobriety or irony, but always with heartwarming affection!

Golden Wedding Anniversary Gifts Ideas 

This is the perfect occasion to send this steady couple your love back and make them feel special and appreciated. A thoughtful gift requires taking into account the age of the spouses, their personal taste and passions.

Remember that they know the importance of what resists the passage of time, what goes beyond the surface, and what is truly meaningful. That’s why showing you’ve put thought into your present is key. Short on ideas?

Do not worry: here’s a round-up of perfect golden wedding anniversary gifts for all. 

1. A Framed Family Picture

Commitments, full-time jobs, a busy life: we know how tough it is to be close to our loved ones, even when that’s all we want. A family picture in a beautiful frame (golden, ça va sans dire) is a timeless present for a good reason: a little reminder to our favourite lovebirds that they are always on our mind. 

A collage of memories or a wonderful family portrait is a great gift for a golden anniversary

2. Scented Candles

Is there anything cosier than the warm glow of candlelights? Add to it a unique scent, and here you have the perfect evergreen present. Aromas and fragrances are scientifically proven to be powerful at evoking memories: a simple yet effective way to make them feel your presence, wherever you are. 

A little something from you to them to make them feel special, a golden anniversary candle

3. A pair of mugs 

Is talking after your first coffee the secret behind a successful union? If so, we wouldn’t be surprised! Most people like to begin their day with a hot beverage, so why not making this everyday moment a little more unique? A coordinated couple of mugs with a golden ornament or a sweet message is a great choice.

Make little day moments better with the special golden anniversary mugs

4. Something that reflects their hobbies 

Chances that the couple is now retired are high. Why not finding something that truly reflects what they love to do in their free time? Whether it’s gardening, baking, painting, or puzzles, find them a present that compliments their passions.

Do they like gardening? This gardening hamper could be a nice thoughtful gift

5. An experience 

Experiences are getting more and more popular gifts: there are so many choices for a golden wedding anniversary. You can put on the list: a portrait taken by a professional photographer, a cooking course (if they’re both food lovers), a wine tasting course, a spa treatment or a romantic weekend. 

6. Champagne flutes 

This is such a great occasion to make a toast: a pair of champagne flutes will surely be an appreciated gift. Even better if with a personalised message or a golden decoration: they will make these glasses really stand out. 

Don't forget the wrapping!

Remember that unwrapping the gift is part of the joy. Gold has such a symbolic look: take some time to look for golden boxes or wrapping paper. It’s such a simple thing to do, but it will truly elevate your present. 

What to Write in a Golden Wedding Anniversary Card?

Finding the right words on such occasions can be tricky: you don’t want to sound like you didn’t put enough care into what you’re writing. It’s hard to summarise such an admirable achievement in a few words.

Don't forget the card!
Photo: alevision.co, unsplash.com

If that’s your case, we got you covered: here’s our list with some of the best golden wedding anniversary wishes. Heartwarming, funny, ironic or cheerful: there’s something for everyone!

Heartwarming messages 

“The most beautiful accomplishment in two people’s lives? Still being able to hold hands after many years. Congratulations on your golden wedding anniversary!”

“Seeing you so loving with each other after 50 years of marriage is wonderful and admirable: your love is contagious. Congratulations!” 

“A happy marriage is not a gift; it is an achievement that only people of good heart can reach. Happy anniversary to you two.”

“May your life path always keep the same joy and love of your first encounter. A happy wedding anniversary from your loving family.”

“Destiny brought you together, but love only gifted you an unbreakable bond. On this special day, we wish you the happiest 50th wedding anniversary.”

“‘A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.’ (Mignon McLaughlin)

We take you as an example, and we wish you the best day on your golden wedding anniversary.”

“The path was long, but it’s now time for you two to enjoy the beautiful panorama. Happy anniversary!”

Funny messages

“You have been married for 50 years, and you’re still loving each other like the very first day. Now please tell us: what’s the catch? Happy Anniversary!”

“When I have to explain what’s patience to the kids, I never forget to mention their grandparents. Congratulations for being the most resilient, loving couple we know.”

“You make one of the most difficult things in the world look easy: marriage! A happy anniversary to the two of you.”

“Congratulations on your 50 years of marriage. Now you must know, you’ll have to wait 40 more years to beat the Guinness World Record!”

This Mother’s Day Gift a Dog Mum You Know

Dogs have mums, too! We're not talking about their birth mums, but about their human mummies who adore them.

When you have a dog, you know what unconditional love means.
Photo: Unsplash, Olivia Hutcherson

Dogs return the love every day, and they are entirely unaware of any human holidays, including Mother's Day. If they knew that a custom-like thanking your Mum on a Sunday three weeks before Easter exists, we're sure they would be extra cute that day.

So, how to handle this situation? How to wish a Happy Mother's Day from the dog?

We have some ideas for human dog helpers. 

Cute Little Gifts for a Dog Mum on Mother's Day

  • Nice card
  • Framed photo of a dog & Mum 
  • Funny dog bowl
  • Scented candle
  • Tote bag with paws

Happy Mother's Day From The Dog: A Lovely Card

She's your wife, girlfriend, cousin or friend & she loves her dog. Put a smile on her face on Mother's Day and write: Woof Woof, I love you, Mum!

In these times when we don't see a lot of people, wishing a Happy Mother's Day from the dog isn't the silliest idea. 

Mother's Day card with a puppy
What would a dog write?

Pick a Mother's Day card, one that shows a dog, and write something cute, something a dog would write:

  • Happy Mother's Day! Glad you're home, now take me for a walk! WOOF!
  • Love you, Mum! You're pawfect! WOOF!
  • I love you even more than my meat treat, my chew toy and running free combined. Your fav dog! WOOF!

A Happy Mother's Day from the dog can be a funny, thoughtful gift by itself, but you can also add it to other little cute gifts.

Cute Gift: A Framed Picture of Mum & Dog

There must be an adorable picture of the two of them on Facebook or Instagram. Print it out in high-quality and put it in a cute picture frame. It's a perfect gift as it's absolutely cute & thoughtful. 

Add a happy Mother's Day message from the dog along:

I always liked how I turned out on this photo! My both ears I pointed up, and you can't see that I'm shedding as usual. You also look great, Mum! I love you! WOOF

A Funny Dog Bowl

Can you give a dog Mum a present for Mother's Day that's actually a gift for the dog? You absolutely can. Everything around appreciating a dog owner as a dog Mum on Mother's Day is entirely unserious and cheerful.

Buying a funny dog bowl that says "I'm a dog, what's your superpower" definitely fits the description.

Funny dog bowl
There are no rules on what to give a dog mum on Mother's Day

You can throw in a message in a Mother's Day card:

Your superpower is that you're my Mum. I love you! I also got [the name of the actual person that's writing] to buy me this bowl as I have a problem with entering your credit card number online with my paws.  

A Scented Candle for Dog Mum

You can opt for buying a gift for the dog, but you can also choose something for Mum.

If you know a dog Mum, you know that she lets that furry little monster everywhere. The dog is an equal family member allowed to go on the couch, in the kitchen, and on the bed. 

Mum dig with pet reading a book
If a dog could make up for its stinkiness, it would buy his Mum a scented candle

But, even though the dogs are nourished & cleaned, they have a specific smell.

Scented candles can eliminate that odour, leaving the room fresh. You can pick from a range of scents, and always find a perfect Yankee Candle. Everyone likes them. 

Don't forget to add a message on the card from the pup: I know I can get stinky! This is for you, Mum! I love you! WOOF

5. Tote Bag With Paw Print

Everyone needs a tote bag; it's a cool way to carry shopping. A person holding a tote bag is also saying to the world: I'm not using plastic. 

Tote bags with a paw print are an excellent gift for dog Mums, especially if you add a nice message to the Mother's Day card.

What would a dog write if it was giving away a tote bag with paws?

We think it would be something like this: 

Hey Mum; I got you these matching tote bag! I leave the same print on the carpet after a muddy walk! Love you! WOOF

“Do the Little Things”: How to Celebrate St. David’s Day?

How did we end up wearing a leek or a daffodil for the Welsh holiday?

Daffodils, the flower symbol of St. David's Day
Photo: Unsplash, Annie Spratt

Dydd Gwyl Dewi, or the feast of St. David, has been celebrated on the 1st of March since the Saint’s death in 589 AD – but it wasn’t until the 18th century when the celebrations became nation-wide.

Traditionally, you eat delicious food like lamb or mutton, leek dishes and Welsh cakes to celebrate the day, decorate your space with daffodils, take part in activities and fly the national flag of Wales or the yellow cross flag of St. David.

The saint was known for helping the Welsh in a battle with the Saxons, where he famously told them to wear a leek in their caps to recognise each other, leading to a great victory. He was also very strict with his diet, only eating vegetables and drinking water.

His most famous miracle happened at a gathering in Llanddewi Brefi where legend has it that St. David made the earth rise beneath his feet as not enough people could hear him.

That is why he is usually shown on a hillock holding a dove, although he is known for many other miracles, like raising people from the dead and restoring a blind man’s sight!

His famous saying, “Do the little things” or “Gwnewch y pethau bychain” in Welsh was one of his last words he spoke before he passed away.

Why not get involved in the festivities with our list of fun St. David's Day activities to commemorate him?

St David's Day Activities Ideas

  1. Bake some Welsh cakes!
    These lightly spiced cakes fried on a pan are delicious as a morning meal. Here is a recipe to get you started with these traditional treats.
  2. Attend a concert from your couch
    Traditionally, concerts and festivals or ‘Eisteddfod’ are held on the day to celebrate Welsh talent.
    This year, you can tune into the lockdown edition, the Carmarthenshire Theatres celebration featuring the official harpist of the Prince of Wales from your home? You can buy your ticket for £5.
  3. Take a stroll through the daffodils
    Wales is home to many National Trust parks and castles that will be celebrating St. David’s Day with interactive celebrations and daffodil-lined paths.
    Even across the UK, get into nature for the day and follow in the Saint’s pilgrimage footsteps.
  4. Wish a Happy St. David's Day
    St David Day card wih daffodils
    You can't visit this year, but wishing a Happy St. David's Day with a greeting card is allowed. If you're from Wales, you know that "Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus" is something you wish your friends and family. If you're not Welsh, do the right thing this year, and brighten up a close friend.

Get the Kids Involved

Holidays should always have some fun activities for the little ones to make great memories once they grow up.
Here are some St. David's Day activities for the little ones:

  1. Make a Welsh love spoon
    Traditionally, love spoons were intricately carved spoons given by a young man to his sweetheart. Make the spoons a fun craft task – young children can decorate a printable of the spoons with symbols like the key for luck and a bird for travel.
  2. Decorate the house with daffodil bunting
    Daffodils are the traditional flower of Wales and look beautiful in the spring. To make the bunting, paint some cut-out yellow card and use painted egg boxes to make the daffodil trumpets. You can then attach some ribbon to your daffodils and hang them up for a festive feel.
  3. Have your own Eisteddfod
    Kids love to perform their own songs and plays – why not make your own Welsh festival at home? From singing a daffodil song to getting ‘on stage’ together in your living room, you can bring the joy of St David’s Day into your home. You can even teach your kids to say daffodil or cennin pedr in Welsh.

We hope you liked our ideas. We wish you a Happy St. David's Day!

Words for Every Mum: Get Message Ideas for Mother’s Day

I love you, Mum!” 

Your Mum knows you love her, you know you do, but are you going to leave the card just with those three words? What else can you add? What to write in a Mother’s Day card when you're not a word wizard?

If you’re missing the right words, don’t worry, we have plenty of them. 

A hug, a card and "I love you, Mum"; all a mother can wish for on Mother's Day
Photo: Elly Fairytale, Pexels

I Love You Mum: Add Sweet Words to a Mother’s Day Card

From the day they bring us to the world or take us under their wing, mothers take care of us. Every mother-child relationship is different, but it’s always filled with love. If you want to make your Mum feel warm and loved, add one of these heartfelt messages.

I know I don’t say it a lot, but I mean it every time: I love you, Mum! Happy Mother’s Day.

Thank you for making the person I am today. I love you, Mum!

I am so glad you are my Mum! I love you so much!

When I close my eyes and think of home, I always imagine you there. I love you, Mum!

Mum, I get it now, you were right. No one loves you as much as your mother. And you know what? I love you too, Mum!

Thank you for being the greatest Mum in the world. I love you!

Thank you for being there for me every single day. You’re a fantastic person. I love you, Mum!

You showed me what love is; you taught me what it means to care, and gave me courage. Thank you. I love you, Mum!

Have a wonderful day, Mum; you deserve it. I love you! 

Having a great Mum, a person that supports you every step of the way, that’s really special. Thank you for being there for me. I love you, Mum!

What to Write in A Mother's Day card: Funny Mothers Day Messages

Some Mums aren’t much into classic “I love you messages”. That doesn’t mean that they don’t like to get a card and a hug, they just prefer it wrapped around in a joke.

I know I was your favourite child. And don’t worry, you were always my favourite Mum! 

I turned out better than my sister. I guess you had something to do with that. Happy Mother’s Day!

This Mother’s Day card is also an opportunity to ask you to stop sharing my childhood photos on your Facebook. Thanks. Brilliant.

You always said that I’m the greatest gift you ever got in your life. And now, I’m sending you a Mother’s Day card. You must be overwhelmed just by this, so I didn’t get you anything.

Always remember Mum that I love you more than (sister/brother name) does!

Happy Mothers Day! You are one of my two best parents I’ve ever had!

When I was little, I thought you had superpowers. Now I know that it was wine. Cheers, Mum, it’s Mother’s Day!

You did one thing in your life, right - me! Happy Mother’s Day, Mum!

Mothers Day Messages From Daughter

Mothers and daughters have a special kind of a relationship. It’s complicated, it can be filled with arguments, but there’s always a lot of love there.

“Like mother, like daughter”. I hope that saying is true as I love the fact I have an amazing Mum. 

You always know what I am going through. Thank you for being such an amazing Mum!

You were the best role model I could have asked for. I love you, Mum!

I am so lucky you are my Mum. I love you!

Since I was a little girl, I always knew that my Mum would be there for me, no matter what. Thank you for being the biggest support in my life. I love you, Mum!

Mothers Day Messages From Son 

Boys and men usually have a hard time saying to their mums how much they love her. Mums know that, but still, they are happy to hear that.

Flowers always bring a big smile on a Mum's face.

Here are some ideas on what to write in a Mother's Day card when you're a son:

I love you, Mum! Your son, who isn’t really good with words.

I was such a stubborn boy. Thank you for being so patient with me. You are an amazing Mum; I love you!

I’m not your little man anymore, but I still love you! Happy Mother’s Day!

You’re the best Mum in the world. I love you. 

Thank you, Mum, for all the packed lunches, for all the reminders, for all the love and understanding. I love you!

Valentines Gift Guide For All The Men You Love

Looking for a perfect Valentine's Day gift for him?

We know, picking a perfect gift for a man can be quite a challenge, even for the most talented gift-givers.

But we'll tell you a little secret: your husband, partner, boyfriend or lover needs something little, something practical that can remind him of you every day.

You don't need to take a loan to buy a Valentine's Day gift; you just need to pick something from the bottom of your heart. The same rule goes if you don't know what to give your Dad for Valentine's Day.

We made a short list with Valentine's gift ideas for him to get you inspired.

Every gift comes with a kiss and a hug
Photo: freestocks.org, Pexels.com

Valentines Gift Ideas for Boyfriend

Don't forget to add a Valentine's Day card for your boyfriend. If you're also unsure what to write there, check out our Valentine's Day message ideas.

  1. Mug, the Classic Gift Idea
    There's a good reason why mugs are a classic gift - because they are a good gift. Going down that lane is just enough to say to your boyfriend: Remember that I love you every day.

    Mug gift for boyfriend
  2. Beer & A Cool Beer Glass
    Men like beer, that's a well-known fact. In a time where a man can't really enjoy a pint in a bar, giving a selection of well-crafted beer to your boyfriend is a great idea.
    Throw in a beer glass that says "Hot stuff", you're giving a gift that says "I know you & I think you're hot".

    Boyfriend gift beer glass
  3. Fav Band/Movie T-Shirt
    What does your boyfriend listen to? Is he really into 21 Pilots or he's a Star Wars fan since he was six? If you know him, you'll probably know his pop culture choices. A fan never gets enough of his favourite T-shirts; this will definitely make him happy.
  4. A Sexy Gift
    Sometimes, a sexy gift is more than enough for a man on Valentine's Day. With a little gift like the Sexy Love Dice, you're saying: Let's get naughty!

    Sexy Dice Valentine's Day gift

  5. A Portable Power Bank
    A portable power bank is a convenient gift. If you add a funny message to it like "A full battery, a full heart" it can do the trick for Valentine's Day.

Valentines Gift for Hubby: Ideas

  1. A Mr Perfect Gift
    Remind your husband he's perfect for you with a Mr Perfect gift. A manly scented soap and body wash is a really nice gift.
    Valentines Gift Ideas For Him - Body Wasd

  2. A Nice New Wallet
    A man usually buys a new wallet when the old one starts to fall in pieces. If your husband is one of them, a nice new leather wallet could be a perfect gift for Valentine's Day.
    Write a funny line on your husband's Valentine's Day Card to complete the gift: "The wallet is empty, but the bathtub isn't."
  3. Favorit Dinner & Big Desert
    The way to a man's heart is through his stomach. You have heard this saying, and it's not entirely untrue. You can't say that someone will fall in love with a woman because of her cooking (or the other way around), but many people appreciate a good, homecooked meal.

    Cooking with love for someone you love tastes completely different from when you cook without that secret ingredient.
  4. A House Robe
    After a year marked with working from home, if your husband doesn't have a house robe, it is the final hour that he gets one. Having a classy piece of homeware, it's a nice, comfy gift.
  5. Boxer shorts
    Boxer shorts for Valentine's Day are a gift for your husband but also, a gift for you. Buying underwear as a present is also an invitation.

    Whatever you buy, don't forget a Valentine's Day greeting card for your husband.

What to Give Your Dad for Valentine's Day?

It's not mandatory to gift your Dad for Valentine's; a greeting card is usually enough.
But, if you want to add a gift to your Dad's Valentine's Day Card, you can.

Keep it really simple and stick to that little gifts like keyrings, classic socks or a box of chocolate.

Whatever you choose, have a happy Valentine's Day. We all need more love this year!

Valentine’s Day Messages That Will Make Your Loved Ones Smile

Valentines Day, the day when we gift our loved ones heart-shaped chocolates & flowers is just around the corner.

The lovely gift usually comes with a lovely Valentine's Day card. But, what to write in it, except the usual: "I love you!"?

We know, it's different than the days when we were kids. Back then, just giving the card to our Mum was enough to provoke the biggest smile possible. In these strange times we live in, where handshakes are frowned upon, it's really hard to get into a romantic mood.

To get inspired to write a lovely Valentine's Day message, you'll need to watch many romantic movies. Or just take a shortcut - read a few of our ideas.

What to Write in a Valentine's Day Card?

Sometimes, it's really hard to think of what to write in a card
Photo: Helena Lopes, Unsplash

When you're wishing a Happy Valentine's Day to a person you're romantically involved with, go beyond the phrase on the card, add something nice or funny:

  • It's always an excellent idea to add an anecdote you both share.
  • Write a funny promise that means a lot to both of you.

Valentine's Day isn't just a day when couples say I love you; it's a special day when we all say those words to friends and family.

When you write a Valentine's message to your friends and family:

  • Pick a card that's not that romantic, but still cute.
  • Write down why you love them.

Don't worry; we're not leaving you just with these instructions, we have prepared different message ideas for you.

Happy Valentines Day Message to Her

Writing a Card to Your Girlfriend

You can say it with flowers, but words do a good job, too 😉
Photo: Shamim Nakhaei, Unsplash

I love the fact that you think I'm the greatest person in the world for you. I think the world of you. Happy Valentine's Day.

You make my world spin. I love you!

Do you know how much I love you? So much that, for the first time in my life, I'm writing a Valentine's Day card.

You made my world a much happier place. When I'm with you, nothing else matters. I love you!

Every love song I heard from the day I met you is about you. How did you do that? : ) I love you, my little vixen.

You're the most beautiful, kind-hearted person I've ever met. Thank you for being you!

Now I know what it really means to have butterflies in your stomach. They & I both wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day Message Ideas for Your Wife

After all these years, you still make my heart jump. I love you!

You will always be my Valentine. I love you!

The kids are sleeping, we don't have to wake up early, and there's a bottle of a fine wine hidden… I'll have a perfect Valentine's Day with my ideal love. I love you!

I don't need Valentine's Day to tell you how much I love you. But still, I decided to buy you this card and write it down.

You're the sunshine of my life; you make every day so much brighter. I am glad that I have you. Happy Valentine's Day!

When we laugh together, I feel like I'm in heaven. I love you!

After all these years, I can still surprise! This year I didn't forget to get you a Valentine's Day card. Have the happiest Valentine's Day, my beautiful wife!

Valentine's Day Messages for Him

Valentine's Day Messages for Boyfriends

I just need you for Valentine's Day. Nothing else and nothing less.

I am crazy about you! And there's a wild surprise waiting for you this Valentine's Day.

I have pizza, beer, chocolate and Valentine's Day styling. Also, I got this card to tell you that I'm really into you! Happy Valentine's Day!

The longer we're together, I get even happier. I can't believe that something so good could have happened to me during the lockdown. Happy Valentine's Day!

Thanks for making my heart jump. Thanks for the laughs. Let us have some more! Happy Valentine's Day!

I hated Valentine's Day. Now I don't! Thank you.

You're the craziest, funniest, most handsome boyfriend in the world! I love you! XOXO

Valentine's Day Messages for Husband

Sometimes it's really hard to find the right words for a person you see every day
Photo: Polina Tankilevitch, Pexels

Thank you for being my best friend and my lover at the same time all these years. Happy Valentine's Day to the best husband in the world!

You make my life amazing. I love you!

I love you! And also, I'm preparing your fav food for dinner 😉 Happy Valentine's Day!

The longer we're together, the longer I love you. Happy Valentine's Day!

My life is complete with you. I love you!

I never thought I could love someone as much as I love you. Happy Valentine's Day!

I have to say, the love I feel for you changes every year. It keeps getting stronger. I love you!

The greatest gift you ever gave me was your love. Thank you! I love you too, you know.

Valentines Day Friend Message Ideas

Hey, I don't say I love you too much. I really do, you're a great friend.

I had many friends in my life, but you're the best one I ever had. Thank you!

You're my best friend, and I love you.

Happy Valentine's Day to one of my favourite people.

Have a great Valentine's Day. I'm expecting a phone call to hear all the details. Your nosey best friend that also loves you.

Writing for Family

Valentine's Day Messages for Parents

Heart on a badge
It doesn't matter how old are you, your parents are always glad to hear that you love them

Hey, Mom & Dad, you still got it! Sending you some love on Valentine's Day!

Hope you two have the best Valentine's Day ever! I love you!

Thank you for showing me what love is! Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Mum & Dad, you mean the world to me. I love you!

I'm so happy to have such great parents! Sending you lots of love on Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day Messages for Mum / Dad

Happy Valentine's Day, Mum! This day always brings back the memories of all the hearts we drew together when I was a kid.

Happy Valentine's Day Mum/Dad! Thank you for all the love you gave me over the years.

Happy Valentine's Day to the best Mum/Dad in the world! Sending you lots of love!

Happy Valentine's Day from your favourite child.

I got to know what love is cause I had you when I was little. Sending some of that this Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day Messages for Kids

Whether you're a parent, a grandparent, aunt or uncle, you can add some cute words to heart-shaped chocolate the kids look forward to.

I'm sending a big hug to the most loveable child in the world.

You're my superhero! I love you to the moon and back.

You're the kid with the loveliest smile and the smartest questions. I'm so proud to have you in my life.

I love you more than all the pizzas and ice cream in the world.

I wish I could come over this year and have a tickle fight with the best kid I know. You'll get it once I come back. Until then, I'm sending you lots of love. Happy Valentine's Day.

We hope you got inspired. Tweak our messages, personalise them or put them together. Whatever you write, we're sure you'll get a big hug.

Have a lovely Valentine's Day & don't forget to choose a perfect card!



What to Write in a New Baby Card

Bringing a new life into this world is one of the happiest times in life. For parents, seeing the little miracle (or miracles) moving their little fingers and toes can be overwhelming. Life certainly changes when a new baby is born, and the words you write in your new baby card mean a great deal to the new parents.

When it comes to finding the right words, however, it’s not always easy. How do you congratulate them? Can you write something funny? What should you write in a new baby card so they know you’re there for support? Here at Clintons, we have compiled a list of messages that we hope will inspire you for baby girls cards, baby boy cards, and twins.

What to Write in a New Baby Girl Card?

Write an empowering message for baby girls
Photo: Ádám Szabó  Unsplash

When the proud parents are having a new baby girl, why not congratulate them by writing heartwarming or empowering messages like these? 

  1. She's here, and she is perfect! Well done on creating the best version of you two.
  2. It takes a strong woman to create one. Congratulations on the little miracle you made!
  3. She came in the rain and started a beautiful storm in your life. You're so lucky to have such a wonderful baby girl.
  4. She came to this world on a sunny day and brought more light to your lives. You're so lucky! Congratulations on your baby girl!
  5. [Name] is a new chapter in your life! And it's well known - girls write amazing stories. Congratulations!

Or you can opt for a bit of humour in your new baby message:

  1. One part of being parents to a sweet baby girl is to be there. The other half of your time is spent hiding from their tantrums.
  2. Every girl is a princess. Be ready for an attitude that could rival royals. 
  3. They say having a baby girl is like a roller-coaster ride. Believe me, it is, and you know what? You can't get off. Congratulations! 

Congratulations on Your Baby Boy - Message Ideas

Having a newborn is a rollercoaster ride of emotions for parents
Photo: Laura Garcia Pexels

Is a baby boy on the way? Take inspiration from our message ideas below:

  1. Congratulations on making the most perfect baby boy in the world!
  2. Welcome to the world little boy! You have the coolest parents. I can't wait to see your childhood adventures.
  3. The world needed a new heartbreaker. Congratulations guys, he is adorable. 
  4. Congratulations on your new baby boy! You are going to make the most beautiful memories of your life now. 
  5. Welcome to the world, you beautiful baby boy! I wish you only love and happiness.

Funny baby boy messages:

  1. Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! His birth is an excellent excuse for us to gather this weekend and party. 
  2. People say that boys can be a handful. Being parents to boys ourselves, we could say that it was a gross understatement.  
  3. Congratulations, (name) is a beautiful baby boy! I know he will turn into a smart man. See you at his graduation! 

Congratulations on Your Twins - Message Ideas

Having a baby isn't easy, and with twins, it's even harder. Here are some loving, supporting messages you can write in the card:

  1. Having twins simply means that there is more love to spread around. Enjoy the ride!
  2. There are two tiny versions of you two! This is the best possible scenario I could think of. Congrats and lots of love to you all. 
  3. We couldn't be more excited that you are going to be parents to twins. If anybody deserves all the happiness in the world, it's you both.
They don't call them double trouble for no reason

Funny:

  1. Congratulations on the twins! I just want to say that sleep is overrated. 
  2.  Repeat after me: Doing the grocery is a vacation. Don't worry. It will make sense soon. 
  3. Congratulations on the twins, and good luck with the nappies!

We hope that with our list, we have inspired you to write a loving or funny message to welcome a new baby. If you are thinking of buying a card, don't fret, Clintons have a wide range of choices, ready for you to write your own personalised message.

Order yours today!

What to Write in an Engagement Card?

Announcing an engagement is a big step in any couple's love story.

In the modern day, engagement announcements come in many forms,with many taking to Facebook to share their happy news. Instead of simply leaving a congratulations comment on social media, take it one step further, and congratulate the love birds on their engagement with a greetings card. 

If you're not confident with words, don't worry. Here at Clintons, we're committed to helping you translate your thoughts into personalised messages that you can send to your loved ones.

Congratulations on Your Engagement: Message Ideas

Engagement message ideas
When you're friends share their love, support them with a message
Photo: Leah Kelley Pexels

The messages you share with close and friends and family will often be very different to those you would send a colleague or neighbour. 

Here are some message ideas perfect for family and colleagues alike, after they break the happy news:

  1. Congrats! This is an excellent step into your happily ever after. 
  2. Congratulations on the BIG news! I am so happy for both of you.
  3. Congratulations on your engagement! You both deserve a lifetime of love and happiness.

Heartwarming Messages to Write in Engagement Cards

Engagement Congratulations Messages from Parents

  1. Congratulations to the new couple. We look forward to welcoming ( name ) into our family.
  2. It warms our hearts that you are taking your relationship to another level. It takes a lot of love and understanding to have a happy marriage - we know it! Congratulations, Mum and Dad.  
  3. We’re so thrilled that you have found that special person in your life. Since the day you were born, we’ve just wanted you to be happy.

Engagement Congratulations Messages from Loved Ones

  1. We have witnessed how your relationship has blossomed. We are happy to have been part of that journey, and we are very glad that you continue to bring us along.
  2. From the moment you met each other, we always knew that you’d end up together forever. We can't say that we were surprised when you announced your engagement, but we are thrilled. We love you, and we will always be there for you.
  3. We always knew you were made for each other and this is terrific news. Congrats!

Funny Message Ideas For Engagement Cards

Funny engagement message
Write something funny for your engaged friends, they can take it
Photo: Jose Martinez  Unsplash

  1. It's not true that each person is unique, as the two of you are both weird. I guess I'm unlucky that both found me! Congratulations on your engagement.
  2. Congratulations on your engagement! It's rare for somebody to accept your annoying personality. I've tolerated you for years, now I’m handing you over to someone else.
  3. They say that love is blind. Well, marriage is a huge wakeup call. Congrats!

These are just some of the examples of what to write in an engagement card. You can copy them or draw inspiration, and add a personal touch to your message. For beautiful engagement cards, however, Clintons has you covered. Browse online now and find the perfect card for the newly engaged couple.


6 Cute Ideas How to Use & Reuse Christmas Wrapping Paper

One of the biggest joys of Christmas is unwrapping gifts. Not knowing what is inside, the excitement, it’s not only something that the little ones feel. We all feel it, but as we get older, we learn to hide our emotions a bit.

We all can’t imagine Christmas without wrapping presents. To help you out a bit, we found some ideas on how to wrap your gifts this year.

Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

If you want to add a twist to your presents this year, try out this three gift wrapping ideas to add some spice and personality:

1. Minimalism with Letters

You can personalise your gifts without spending too much by using a minimal design Christmas wrapping paper and attaching letters to them. Choose a solid colour for the main wrap, tie a plain or patterned ribbon, then top it off by tying in a cardboard letter. You can use the initials of your recipient to add that special touch to the gift!

2. Little Trees

The Christmas tree is one of the most notable decorations you see during the season, so incorporating it into your gifts is sure to put a smile on people’s faces. Go for kraft paper for your wrapper, then use some leaf decorations to form a tree and stick it to the gift for added texture and fun. Embellish with a star, glitter, or whatever you have on hand.

3. Lollies

Two gifts are better than one, so why not add some excitement by adding an extra treat while wrapping your presents? Once you finish wrapping the main gift, grab some twine and tie in a lolly or candy cane. Whoever receives your present will surely be delighted to see the sweet surprise waiting for them.

Reuse Your Christmas Wrapping Paper

After wrapping presents and definitely - after unwrapping on Christmas, you’ll most definitely have some leftover Christmas wrapping paper.

Rather than recycling it, this year you can try to reuse it first.

1. Turn It Into Confetti

When wrapping presents, you have to cut your paper to fit your gifts appropriately, often leaving you with scrap pieces. If you find yourself left with tons of these leftovers, you can shred them and turn them into confetti!
After turning them into confetti, you can turn them into confetti Christmas trees.

2. Make Christmas Decorations

If you enjoy DIY projects, then the idea of making Christmas decorations with wrapping paper will likely be up your alley. You can use decorative variants like Disney Christmas wrapping paper for added design.

3. Reuse to Make Banners

Another way to reuse your wrapping paper is to make banners out of them. The next time you’ll have a party, just search for the leftovers and start cutting the triangles. After cutting them, string them together.
The Christmas wrapping paper will get yet another use!

Why Do We Send Christmas Cards? A Brief History on the Holiday Tradition

“Tis the season to be jolly…”

The Christmas season is on, and no epidemic can stop us from playing Mariah Carey or Wham! while putting up the Xmas tree.

With all the baubles on their places and the star on the top, the only thing missing in the picture is you. And what are you doing? You’re sitting with a cup of mulled wine in your red jumper and writing Christmas cards.

Have you ever wondered or asked yourself: Why do we send Christmas cards? Or how it all started?

Every year, we still send Christmas cards, just like our parents did

This holiday tradition actually has an interesting history that may explain why many people continue to do it today.

When Did Sending Christmas Cards Start?

For over a century now, it has become customary for people to send Christmas cards during the holidays. This practice dates back to the 19th century in Victorian England.

Sending letters has long been a cultural practice in England, and after the country introduced its Penny Post in 1843. This new system allowed senders to send a letter or card for a penny, which drove everyone to send more letters during Christmas. In the Victorian England era, it was considered impolite not to respond to mail.

However, a man called Sir Henry Cole was busy and did not have enough time to go through all his correspondences.

Who Commissioned the First Christmas Cards?

Cole was the first person to commission the Christmas card as a response to his dilemma of not being able to respond to all his unanswered letters. To make sure he could send a message back to all the unanswered letters he received, Cole commissioned John Calcott Horsley to design him a card that he could easily mail to his recipients.

First Christmas Card
The first Christmas card sent out by John Horsley in 1843.
Image: Victoria & Albert Museum, London

The finished card featured a gathering of children and adults who were raising their glasses to a toast. The caption reads “A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to You,” and contained a salutation “To:,” to personalise each card. Only about 1000 or fewer copies of Horsley’s Christmas card were printed and sold.

Thus, going back to the question: Why do we send Christmas cards? Originally, the idea started because of Cole’s lack of time to write a personal message to each of his recipients. However, over time, the tradition has grown into a meaningful practice to many. The card’s tangibility and personalisation options available today make card-sending one of the best ways to show your loved ones that they matter.

Did the Victorians Send Christmas Cards?

Victorian Christmas Card

After Cole’s genius idea became known to others, many people saw how sending Christmas cards could save them tons of time. Victorians started to copy the idea and send their version of the Christmas card. Most Victorian card designs featured robins, Christmas trees, Father Christmas, the holly, and others. Up until today, these icons continued to be used in cards as they exude a sense of nostalgia that people look forward to every year.

Did you already send out all of the Christmas cards to your friends and family? Maybe it’s not too late for you, still. You can always check what the last day for sending Christmas cards to ensure they get sent on time is!

Also, if there’s still time, browse through our selection of Christmas cards. You can find a lot of nostalgic ones 🙂

Last Day for Posting Christmas Cards in 2020.

During the Christmas season, post offices can easily get swamped. Sending Christmas greeting cards, parcels and ordering gifts online… you can only imagine. Now, add to it the fact that it’s 2020, a year in which you can’t visit anybody - it’s going to be hectic.

Make sure you don't send out your Christmas greeting on the last day
Photo: Annie Spratt Unsplash

Every year the Royal Mail announces the last day for posting Christmas cards. But, it would be wise to post them before that day, just to be on the safe side.

Last Day for Posting Christmas Cards 2020 in the UK

The Royal Mail has recently announced the last posting dates to meet to get your Christmas cards and parcels delivered in time for the holidays. Take note of the last day for posting Christmas cards this 2020 to ensure that your loved ones receive your cards this year:

  • Second Class and Second Class Signed For - December 18, Friday
  • First Class and First Class Signed For - December 21, Monday
  • Special Delivery Guaranteed - December 23, Wednesday

Last Day for Posting Christmas Cards to Europe

If you plan to send a card to relatives or friends in Europe, you have to send them out a bit earlier:

  • Eastern Europe - December 11, Friday
  • Italy, Czech Republic, Poland, Finland, Sweden - December 12, Saturday
  • Denmark, Austria, Netherlands, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland - December 16, Wednesday
  • France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Ireland - December 18, Friday

What about Australia & New Zealand?

Santa on a beach in Australia
Santa doesn't have to head early to the land down under, but your card does
Photo: Lynda Hinton Unsplash

Finally, the last day for posting Christmas cards to Australia and New Zealand is on December 4, Friday. Of course, this is much earlier than the posting dates for the UK and Europe since Australia is much farther and will thus require more time to get your packages delivered.

We hope you didn’t find this blog too late. And if you’re on time and still searching for Christmas cards, we can help you out! At Clintons we have cards for every occasion and for everyone. Whether you’re looking a card to send to your Grandma in Switzerland or your cousins in Scotland, you can find it with us.

What to Write in Your Christmas Cards

“Christmas is the day that holds all time together”

One of the biggest Christmas to-dos (and also the first!) is writing and sending your Christmas cards. There has never been a more important time than this year to reach out to neighbours, friends and colleagues, and it’s one of the simple acts of kindness you can do during the winter season. So, whilst we all head into a second lockdown this year, keep yourself busy by writing some heartfelt Christmas cards.

We all know the phrase “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” can start to sound a little monotonous, especially when being written several times. If you’re looking for inspiration on something a little more sincere; here at Clintons, we’ve created the perfect guide to help you craft the perfect message for everyone on your list.

First off, create your sending list and categorise them into sections.

  • Friends / Family who are overseas (prioritise these as they will need to be sent out first)
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Colleagues

Next, think about the theme surrounding the message. Do they like humour? Or a warm traditional message? See our list of themes below to help you decide:

Warm Traditional Messages

These are the messages that leave a warm, jolly feeling in your heart. These might be suitable for older relatives, grandparents or neighbours.

  • May today be filled with happy memories of the past and bright hopes for the future.
  • Sending you Christmas cheer for the most wonderful time of year!
  • Have a warm & cosy season that brings you all your favourite things and let the simple joys of Christmas fill your heart with love
  • There will always be a Christmas, as long as wonderful people like you are here to make the season bright
  • Though this year has brought many changes in our lives, one thing that will never change is how much you are warmly thought of at this time of year and always
  • Wishing you warm traditions, magical surprises and all the special moments you’ll share with your loved ones this season

Bright modern messages

Keeping things short but sweet doesn’t have to mean boring! Here are a few examples of how you can add a little warmth to your sentiments.

  • Merry Christmas! Wishing you all the special little moments you deserve
  • From beginning to end, hope your Christmas sparkles!
  • Cheers to great friends like you who make the season a merry one!
  • Merry & Bright is how your Christmas should be! Enjoy every jolly moment
  • However you celebrate the season, hope it’s a fabulous one!
  • Sending a little festive wish your way and hope you have the best Christmas Day!

Humour

Does a friend, colleague or family member prefer sarcasm and humour rather than heartfelt wishes? Here are a few suggestions to warrant a chuckle or two:

  • Sending this card is about as merry as I get!
  • Christmas is a time to pretend we all like each other… so here’s a card!
  • Let’s be honest, the only thing we care about at Christmas… is the time off work!
  • Merry Christmas from one Scrooge to another!
  • This card is your secret Santa present this year… the envelope was the wrapping paper – Surprise!
  • It’s be-GIN-ning to look a lot like cocktails!
  • So… this year was fun!
  • This year let’s eat, drink, sleep, repeat – same as what we’ve been doing throughout lockdown - but festive!
  • So…is Santa allowed to visit different households this year?

Favourite Christmas Quotes and Song Lyrics

Everyone has a favourite song or saying at Christmas – put theirs in a card!

  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
  • The best way for spreading Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear
  • Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
  • Jingle all the way
  • All I want for Christmas is you!
  • …And the bells were ringing out for Christmas Day!
  • Have a Holly Jolly Christmas
  • Simply having a wonderful Christmas time
  • May your days be Merry & Bright
  • Someday soon we all will be together, if the fates allow…so have yourself a Merry little Christmas now

Religious

If you have a friend or neighbour who is religious, then Christmas might hold a different meaning for them. Here are a few appropriate messages below:

  • May your season be blessed with peace and joy
  • May the message of peace and goodwill brought forward by our Lord and Saviour bless your home this Christmas
  • May God’s blessings be with you this Christmas
  • May the Lord grant you and your loved ones peace, joy and goodwill during this time of year
  • Sending tidings of peace and joy this Christmas

A little thank you note

After a very trying year, there might be someone close to you that has helped you in some way. Expressing gratitude at Christmas really brings out the true spirit of the season. It will make your recipient feel truly appreciated for their efforts:

  • Thank you for all your help this past year, your support has really meant a lot. Wishing you the wonderful Christmas you deserve.
  • I’m so grateful to have you in my life. Thanks for always being there for me.
  • Just wanted to say thank you this Christmas, because your thoughtful acts of kindness have helped me get through this year
  • This season gives us the chance to say thank you to the wonderful people who’ve made a difference to our year. Wonderful people like you.
  • Sending a little thank you this Christmas and hoping you know in the same ways you have been there for me, I will always be there for you

Sympathy / Thinking of you

Christmas may not be a joyous time for some people. They may have lost someone very close to them recently, or are going through difficult circumstances. Let them know in a card that they have your love and support – be as sensitive as possible and open with your condolences.

  • Sending caring thoughts at what must be a difficult time of year for you. Thinking of you always
  • Hoping the kindness and support surrounding you reminds you how much you're cared about and loved
  • During this season may you find comfort in knowing they were loved, and are still thought of this year and always.
  • They will always hold a special place in the heart of this season. So sorry for your loss.
  • You are in my prayers this season
  • Thinking of you during this time of year. I’m always here if you need me
  • Thinking of you this Christmas, and however you’re spending your days, just letting you know I’m here for you and I hope you’re doing okay
  • Sending a little Christmas tiding to say I’m thinking of you.

Something Else you Might Like to add:

This year may have been a lonely one for so many people, so however big or small the gesture, make sure those in your circle know how much they are loved, cared for and supported.

Suggest a phone call and let them have ways of reaching out to you. Leave your contact details or a helpline number. The holidays can be a pretty lonely time for some people so it’s important to keep in touch, even if it’s not face to face.

There is a wonderful Japanese proverb that says “One kind word can warm three winter months”

So, if we spread a little kindness through our cards this year, we can remind people of the true meaning of the festive season. It might just be the one thing that will helps others get through these weeks of lockdown. Let’s all stay connected whilst apart.

These are just some examples of themes and sentiments of what to write in a Christmas card, you can copy or draw inspiration from them to add a personal touch to your message. Even if you still can’t find the words, Clintons can help you say it best. Browse online now and find the perfect card for everyone on your sending list.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

With love from Clintons x

What to Write in a Hanukkah Card?

Hanukkah, the wintertime eight-day festival of lights is celebrated with lighting the famous menorah, candelabrum that’s one of the symbols of Judaism.

Jews all over the world gather to celebrate a miracle, recite special prayers, and also exchange gifts.

In the centre of Hannukah celebration is the menorah, a nine-branched candelabrum
Photo: Kseniya Chernaya, Pexels


Sounds like Christmas? Maybe a little, but two holidays haven't got much in common - Hanukkah isn’t a Jewish Christmas (actually Christmas would be a Christian version of Hanukkah as Judaism is older).

The word Hanukkah means something totally different - it means 'rededication' and celebrates one of the greatest miracles in Jewish history, a battle won over 2000 years ago. Back then Jews fought the mighty Greeks, and the triumph allowed them to practice their religion freely.

Two millenniums after, wishing a Happy Hanukkah with a greeting card to family and friends is a nice gesture. Especially in a time like 2020. when house visits aren’t something we all do.

Saying “Happy Hanukkah” is usually enough, but you can always be more creative with your greeting. We prepared some Hannukah greeting card ideas for you to get inspired.

Hanukkah Greeting Ideas

  1. Wishing you good health, joy, and peace during this special season!
    What better way to share your greetings than by sending well wishes for your loved ones? Send blessings their way with this short yet meaningful greeting, which is sure to put a smile on their face.
  2. May the Festival of Lights bring light to you and your loved ones.
    Hanukkah is also known as the Festival of Lights due to the traditional candle lighting that occurs during the holiday. Thus, you can incorporate this message into your Hanukkah greeting to send love and light to your recipients.
  3. Sending you a latke love!
    Latkes are Jewish potato pancakes that are often served during Hanukkah, so you can use a creative pun and add this to your message to inject some humour in your greeting.
  4. Best wishes to you during these eight days of happiness and peace.
    This is another simple but meaningful message that you can send to your loved ones. Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days and nights, so you can add this part to your greeting.

Happy Hanukkah in Hebrew

While you can certainly send and write your Hanukkah well-wishes in your own language, you can also send your greetings in Hebrew.

The classic Happy Hanukkah or happy holidays can be translated as “Hanukkah sameach!” or “Chag sameach!” Alternatively, you can write “Chag urim sameach,” which translates to Happy Festival of Lights.

Make your Hanukkah holidays more meaningful by sending special greetings to your loved ones and people with whom you share close relationships.

During the eight-day celebration, you can enjoy the festivities and commemorate different Jewish historical moments.

Christmas Candles: Let Your House Smell of Jolly

The smell is the sense most closely linked to memory. It's no surprise that most people who look back on childhood Christmases recall the sweet smell of cinnamon or the scent of fresh pine better than all the gifts and Christmas trees.

Let that Christmas spirits in your home with lighting a candle. We decided to help you choose one (or all of them if you want), so we created a list of the most popular Christmas candles at Clintons. We bet you'll enjoy them as much as we do.

Top Yankee Candle Christmas Candles

It's impossible to talk about Christmas candles without mentioning the Yankee Candle. People love them as they are long-lasting, made with natural essential oils and natural fibres. Also, you can always stick to your fav combinations or try out new scents.

Try out these ones to create a Xmas atmosphere.

1. Cinnamon Sticks

The Yankee Candle Cinnamon Stick is like Christmas in a jar. All you have to do is open and light it to unleash the festive aroma of earthy cinnamon with a hint of cloves and cardamom.

Christmas scented candles

Its wax is made from premium-grade paraffin, and its wick hand straightened from 100% natural fibre, delivering a consistent and clear burn from start to finish.
Essential oils of the highest quality create the distinctive smell of cinnamon. Each jar guarantees 110 to 150 hours of instant Christmas spirit.

2. Black Cherry

The sweet smell of black cherries belongs to spring, that's true. But, a lot of us share a memory of a special Christmas dessert - the Black Forest Trifle prepared with canned cherries. Even canned, this fruit has a pleasant aroma. No wonder that this is one of the most popular Yankee Candle Christmas scents.

Christmas candle scents

The Black Cherry Yankee candle comes in the bigger classic jar or the smaller tumbler. Both are housed in 100% recyclable glass and guaranteed to deliver the indulgent scent of ripe black cherries.

3. Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is the culmination of weeks and even months of Christmas preparations, and one of the most anticipated days of the whole season. It's hard to imagine a scent that can capture its essence, but Yankee Candle’s Christmas Eve comes pretty close.

Christmas Eve Yankee Candle

It's one of the most popular Christmas scents, and for good reason. It smells of a warm hearth, sugared plums, and candied fruits – symbols of traditional Christmas celebration.

The top note gives hints of orange, almond, lime, and lemon. After five to fifteen minutes, the scents of red berry, cinnamon, and nutmeg become noticeable. After 20 to 60 minutes, it leaves the impressions of vanilla, cream praline, and other Christmas scents.

4. After Sledding

Do you know how it smells after sledding? If you're lucky enough to have memories from this frosty childhood activity you know that it's a combination of melted snow and all the warm drinks that are waiting for you once you come in from outside.

winter Christmas yankee candles

After Sledding Yankee candle is a blend of Maple Toffee, Cinnamon
Salted Caramel Brûlée, Nutmeg, Vanilla Bean and Maple Drizzle scents.

5. Winter Wonder

Winter Wonder is a dazzling mix of sparkling wine scent, citrus, vanilla, and silver balsam. Its top note leaves hints of frozen lemon and frost air, while the main body smells of silver balsam and sparkling wine accord. The lasting base scent it leaves is that of sheer musk and vanilla.
It's the closest you will get to recreating the smells of a Christmas fair at home.

Winter Wonder yankee candle

As with all Yankee Christmas candles, the Winter Wonder is available in their signature classic jar that is convenient and easy to handle. The materials used are of the highest quality, from the paraffin wax to the lead-free wick.

You're at Home, Let Christmas in Every Day

2020. isn't a year that any of us expected. We're at home much more than we ever thought we will be.
Turn that in your favour, make your house a happy place and prepare for the festive season.
Start by lighting scented Christmas candles.

7 ways to start feeling Christmassy

Autumn has arrived which can only mean one thing on the horizon. Christmas! So, if you’re eager to put your tree up or feeling quite the opposite and need a little something to help channel your festive spirit, here at Clintons we’ve gathered a list of things guaranteed to get you in the Christmas mood!

1. Start writing your Christmas cards

There’s nothing quite like the warm fuzzy feeling you get when writing heartfelt messages to your friends and family. Make a list of people you want to send a Christmas card to and start writing! You’ll feel festive and accomplished once you see the stack of envelopes ready to post. It’s extra-lovely when receiving a card on the very 1st day of December so make sure you remember to post yours as soon as possible.

2. Write a list of your favourite traditions and start filling in your calendar

What’s your favourite thing to do during the winter season? Is there a favourite Christmas film you love to watch? Or an annual tradition you love to do with friends or family? Think about what you’d like to do, make sure you buy your tickets to events in advance and you’ll be feeling Christmassy just thinking about your new plans!

3. Winter spice & everything nice

Make your house smell like Christmas! Candles, reed diffusers and potpourri are an excellent yet subtle way to start bringing a little festivity to your home. The earthy, pine fragrances will have your home smelling just like a Christmas tree, and the warm cinnamon & orange scents that resemble your favourite Christmas treats will make you want to curl up with a blanket and a hot drink.

4. Start off with some subtle ornaments

Special touches here and there will help to remind you that December isn’t far away! Little things like decorating your mantel piece and windowsill with photo frames will help you feel nostalgic about heart‐warming moments you’ve shared with family and loved ones. It really brings out the true spirit of the Christmas season.

5. Make yourself a little wrapping station / corner

Those gifts aren’t going to wrap themselves! Make sure you get organised and clear a space ready to use to wrap your items carefully. Organise a separate section for present toppers and gift bags, too. This not only minimizes mess but will help you to enjoy the process more.

6. Bake some tasty treats

Go on – treat yourself! Experiment with some new recipes and get creative in the kitchen before the big day. Your friends and colleagues will love trying out your new bakes, and it will keep everyone feeling jolly and festive in time for Christmas.

7. Start your Christmas shopping early

It’s never too early to start browsing for gift ideas! Start writing a gift list of who you need to buy for and head to your local Clintons or begin browsing our online store. Get organised by purchasing stocking fillers first, we have so many to choose from here at Clintons and with plenty of festive inspiration, we’re almost certain you will find the perfect gift for a loved one.

Here at Clintons, we hope you are excited as we are for Christmas and we wish you the most wonderful season!

Please tag us in all your festive finds on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Five Budget-Friendly Gift Ideas for Father’s Day 

Father's Day is a time to celebrate all the love and care our dads have given us over the years. Let’s take a look at where the tradition began.

How did Father’s Day Begin?

Father's Day emerged at the beginning of the 20th century in the USA. The first campaign around honouring Father’s Day occurred in 1913, but it wasn’t until 1972 that President Richard Nixon signed it into law. At this point, the UK was also recognising Father’s Day, after following America’s example.

Slowly but surely, Father’s Day became celebrated across the world, morphing into the well-known tradition it is today.

When is Father’s Day Celebrated in the UK?

Father’s Day is celebrated on different dates across the globe.

Father and daughter dancing
Father's Day in the UK is celebrated on the third Sunday of June
(Photo: Josh Willink from Pexels)

In the UK, it falls on the third Sunday of June, similar to most countries. In Australia and New Zealand, however, the event falls in September.
For Spain and Portugal, Father’s Day is celebrated in March, whilst Norway and Sweden honour this day in November.

Five Father’s Day Gifts You Can’t Go Wrong With

Great Father’s Day gifts come in all shapes and sizes, ready to suit all budgets. If you’re struggling to find the perfect present this year, keep reading. We take a look at some of the many budget-friendly items dad is sure to love!

  1. Cardholders
    Cardholders are typically made from premium leather, but some fabrics can also be used. The holder is designed to optimise space. It is slim and compact so that it does not cause a bulge on the pocket. Make sure to find something that is impact-resistant and RFID-protected. If you want to go the extra mile, you can also add your dad’s initials.
  2. A Cool Mug
    Whether you choose a personalised mug that brandishes his name or initials, one that features a witty one-liner to make him laugh, or a sweet quote to show you care, a novelty mug is an ever-popular present Father’s Day gift – and a practical one too!
  3. Portable Phone Charger
    A mobile phone charger is another great gift that is relatively inexpensive. If your dad is a heavy user of their smartphones for business, games, watching videos and Netflix, chances are, the battery drains fast. The gadget is a handy solution.
  4. Novelty Socks
    You can never go wrong with a pair of novelty socks. Whether you opt for bold prints or ones that feature his favourite character, they’re a great way to show you know his personality. What’s more, who can ever have enough pairs of socks?
  5. A Cool Keyring
    With a cool keyring, your dad will be able to bring your gift with him wherever he goes, not to mention find his keys easier - win-win!
    Make him smile whenever he fishes for his keys with a high-quality keyring.


Happy Father's Day Messages and How to Get Them Right

A simple "I love you" can be the best gift
(Photo: ᒷ⟁⨃.ᖇ.ᕮ.∥.ᕮ Unsplash)

Sometimes, your words just don’t flow in the way you’d like them to. No matter whether you opt for a funny card to make him smile, or something more heartfelt, we’ve put together a few ideas below to help get you started on writing the perfect message:

  • Thank him for what he has done for you and the family.
  • Write about the qualities you love most about him – add in an anecdote for good measure.
  • Recall a precious memory.

If you don’t feel comfortable writing a long message, why not let the card do the talking for you? We have a wide variety of Father's Day cards available, each with their own unique sentiment. Browse our varied selection today.