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What to feed birds in winter

What to feed birds in winter
The best way to attract birds to your garden is to leave out suitable food in a safe place and fresh water. But do you know what to feed birds in winter? Take a look at Peach Perfect's easy to follow guide to birdfeeding! Continue reading

Watching out for birds in winter

Watching out for birds in winter
What do Strictly Come Dancing winner Bill Bailey, Prince Philip and environmental campaigner Mya-Rose Craig have in common? The answer, surprisingly, is birdwatching, which has become an increasingly popular pursuit during lockdown. We share some tips and interesting facts about birdwatching and suggest some wildlife gift ideas for nature lovers. Continue reading

Online gift shopping trends

Online gift shopping trends

What a dramatic year it's been for retail, with the decline on the High Street accelerated by Covid-19, contrasting with the surge in sales online. Here are some of the online gift shopping trends we've noticed at Peach Perfect which we think are set to continue through 2021, along with some of our bestselling gifts. 

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Get rid of those rainy day blues!

Get rid of those rainy day blues!

Safe outdoor exercise is vitally important for everyone's physical and mental health during lockdown (and all year round) and having a handy umbrella can help us get out for a healthy walk on a drizzly November day. We peek into the history of umbrellas, taking in early parasols, high fashion, WWII battlefields and Pinewood Studios... and suggest some great gift ideas to help us all get out and get rid of those rainy day blues!

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Keep creative ... and keep crafting!

Keep creative ... and keep crafting!
The crafts market in the UK has grown massively, according to the latest report from the Crafts Council. Over ten million of us buy craft online, nearly five million watched the Great British Sewing Bee, and many people have started learning a new craft while spending more time at home. We look at five good reasons why it's time to brush up on your craft skills and find you some very affordable gift ideas! Continue reading

Get your garden ready for wildlife this Autumn

Get your garden ready for wildlife this Autumn
As August comes to its long, leisurely end, our thoughts turn to getting our homes and gardens ready for Autumn.  Here are some tips to help you get your garden ready to welcome wildlife looking for homes of their own during the colder months ahead - plus great gift ideas for nature lovers of all ages! Continue reading

Thoughtful wedding gifts they'll love

Thoughtful wedding gifts they'll love
Small really is beautiful: that's the message we've taken away from the changing face of weddings in lockdown. As part of this trend, thoughtful, unusual or personalised gifts are likely to be more appropriate for intimate events than expensive or traditional wedding presents. Here's six great wedding gift ideas they'll love! Continue reading

Kate Findlay, Peach Perfect - Woman Magazine

Kate Findlay, Peach Perfect - Woman Magazine

You can read my story in this week's Woman Magazine (29th June 2020) about how I overcame personal tragedy to build my online gifts business, Peach Perfect.  I wasn't ready to stop and give up my dream after my wonderful husband, Ian's, death at the age of 66 of Lewy Body Dementia. 

I hope my story inspires people like me to believe you can become an entrepreneur at any age.  My message is: follow your dreams and make sure you also take practical steps to achieve success.  Good luck!

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The weird and wonderful world of witch balls

The weird and wonderful world of witch balls
Witch balls, also called spirit balls, are one of Peach Perfect's most popular presents for mystical people and those who love unusual, quirky gifts. We wanted to find out more about these beautiful, bewitching glass ornaments and here's what we discovered. You can find our witch balls, and other inspiring gift ideas, in our Crystal & Spiritual Gifts Collection. Continue reading
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