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International Stress Awareness Week - 3 – 8 November 2019

International Stress Awareness Week - 3 – 8 November 2019

  I didn’t know that this week (from 3-8 November) was International Stress Awareness Week until I saw a post about it on social media yesterday. This is a topic that is close to my heart. I am a massive stress head! However, I have developed ways to deal with my stress and I wanted to share them and hope that some of my tips can help someone else who may be feeling a bit anxious. After seeing how my eldest suffer during his GCSE’s, and knowing I didn’t want him to be affected by pressure as I was, I...

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My Ethical Christmas Gift Guide

My Ethical Christmas Gift Guide

The ultimate ethical gift guide for those difficult to buy for people. Tips for children, men and women from some of my favourite small, ethical businesses. Shop small this Christmas!

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My 5 top tips for a good night's sleep

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My 5 top tips for a good night's sleep

Those of you that are on my mailing list will have received a snippet about natural remedies to beat autumnal fatigue and lack of sleep. (Those of you not yet on my mailing list, I'd love you to sign up in the footer of this page!) Now that we are in the throes of Autumn I thought it would be a good time to expand on some of the natural sleep remedies that have helped me over the years. If you toss and turn all through the night, or just can’t drop off some evenings, you could try some natural...

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A long overdue update

A long overdue update

Hi, it’s been a while! There have been a lots of changes since I started Out of the Box Gifts. We have lots of wonderful new suppliers, as well as the originals that we started with. It has always been my intention to write about the people who make our lovely products, so I’ll be starting a series of blogs on this. Watch this space! First of all to give you an update on where we’re heading: One thing that has become very important to me, along with many others, is reducing the use of single use plastics. I’m working...

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Out of the Box Gifts is open for business!

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Hello! I’m Zoe, mum to 15 year old Tom and 2 year old Immy. A Software Project Manager by trade, a far cry from running an organic gift shop! But…it has always been my dream. For as long as I can remember I have given friends and family collections of gifts for birthdays, Christmas, engagements, etc., and they have always put a smile on people’s faces.   On a workshop I recently attended we were encouraged to define our strengths and values, and also seek out opinions on our strengths from friends and family. One of my strengths was buying...

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