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#shopindie gift of the day - 24 march

What: Disco ball cups – novelty cocktail glasses – from online gift shop All Things Brighton Beautiful, whose gifts are all created by Brighton designers and artists

Why: It’s the day disco dance movie Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta opened in UK cinemas (1977)

Other choices:

Sterling silver disco ball crystal necklace in rainbow from Milton Keynes jewellery emporium Love the Links – also available in clear, grey, black and, it turns out, all the individual colours of the rainbow

 

Disco ball bunting from Surrey designers of special occasion party supplies and decorations, Ginger Ray

 

How it works: We match gift ideas to the firsts, fame and features of every day - its inventions, celebrities, premieres, publications and releases.

Our halls of fame contain five gift ideas for all 365 days in five categories - lifestyle and leisure, food and drink, entertainment, literature and music.

Simply register to gain access to the day you want to celebrate. Choose gifts connected to what’s special about the day – and by association your special someone - and download a personalised ‘Great Day’ citation enlisting them into their day’s greats.

It says more than ‘Have a Great Day’. It says ‘You’re part of the Great Day’.

• Presents of Mind is an independent service – we are not tied in to any organisations or under any obligation to promote any particular products.

• We aim to promote independent UK designers and creative businesses where we can.

• We do our very best to ensure our information is as accurate and up-to-date as possible. However, if you think we’ve made a mistake or some of the information is wrong, please contact us at giftideas@presentsofmind.co.uk

make a great day of it

Like the satisfaction of belonging to a team or the feeling from being part of a close community, you can get a warm glow from the associations to your day.

Everybody is well connected, no matter what day of the year – you only have to explore our daily gift halls of fame to see that.

Take 20 February. Happily, for those connected, it stands out for drink connections. The first recorded wine auction took place on this day in 1673; Mount Gay Estate in Barbados began distilling its famous rum on this day in 1703 and a Guinness record for the most varieties of gin commercially available – 623 – was created at The Fence Gate in Burnley on this day in 2015.

Take 23 March. It’s a day for sporting greats. Olympic gold medal winners Sir Mo Farah, Sir Chris Hoy, Sir Steve Redgrave and Jason Kenny all share the birthday. The Guardian goes so far as to call it a birthday of rare potential.

Take 26 July. Its name written in lights – shared by Oscar winning actors and actresses including Dame Helen Mirren, Jason Statham and Sandra Bullock, all celebrating their birthdays.

All 365 days of the year have their special characters and characteristics. As well as providing gift ideas to match each day's greatness, we make available a lasting record of your special someone's role in it.

Personalise and download our great day' tribute enrolling them into the hall of fame alongside their day's greats. It's a fitting memento in itself for a birthday, anniversary or any special occasion.

With the gift ideas as well, it says more than ‘Have a Great Day’. It says 'You're part of the Great Day'.

#shopindie gift of the day - 6 march













What: Oreo chocolate doughnut socks from London-based independent online food emporium Sous Chef – “The cute socks come rolled up looking just like mini glazed chocolate doughnut with little pieces of oreo cookie.”

Why: It’s the day Oreo cookies were introduced (1912) - by the National Biscuit Company in America

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Gift box of chocolate covered Oreos from Berkshire bespoke cake pop pathfinders Popadoodledoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oreo wrapper make-up bag from Plymouth sweetie wrapper wonder worker Mylittlesweethearts


How it works: We match gift ideas to the firsts, fame and features of every day - its inventions, celebrities, premieres, publications and releases.

Our halls of fame contain five gift ideas for all 365 days in five categories - lifestyle and leisure, food and drink, entertainment, literature and music.

Simply register to gain access to the day you want to celebrate. Choose gifts connected to what’s special about the day – and by association your special someone - and download a personalised ‘Great Day’ citation enlisting them into their day’s greats.

It says more than ‘Have a Great Day’. It says ‘You’re part of the Great Day’.

• Presents of Mind is an independent service – we are not tied in to any organisations or under any obligation to promote any particular products.

• We aim to promote independent UK designers and creative businesses where we can.

• We do our very best to ensure our information is as accurate and up-to-date as possible. However, if you think we’ve made a mistake or some of the information is wrong, please contact us at giftideas@presentsofmind.co.uk

gift of the day - 3 february













What: Ultimate Cosmopolitan Cocktail Gift Box from UK ready-made cocktail connoisseurs Poison Cocktails. Their mixologists have rustled up a spirited range of party drinks in jars, kits and cases that require you only to add the ice

Why: TV romantic comedy series Sex and the City starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis - with a strong supporting role from the cocktail Cosmopolitan - was shown for the first time in the UK on this day in 1999

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Sex and the City cult Lego set from chic Cornwall crafter Glinda the Geek

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cosmopolitan cocktail lip balm from North Yorkshire skincare maestros Flowery Whiff

 

How it works: We match gift ideas to the firsts, fame and features of every day - its inventions, celebrities, premieres, publications and releases.

Our halls of fame contain five gift ideas for all 365 days in five categories - lifestyle and leisure, food and drink, entertainment, literature and music.

Simply register to gain access to the day you want to celebrate. Choose gifts connected to what’s special about the day – and by association your special someone - and download a personalised ‘Great Day’ citation enlisting them into their day’s greats.

It says more than ‘Have a Great Day’. It says ‘You’re part of the Great Day’.

• Presents of Mind is an independent service – we are not tied in to any organisations or under any obligation to promote any particular products.

• We aim to promote independent UK designers and creative businesses where we can.

• We do our very best to ensure our information is as accurate and up-to-date as possible. However, if you think we’ve made a mistake or some of the information is wrong, please contact us at giftideas@presentsofmind.co.uk

gift of the day - 8 january












What: Moustache hot chocolate stencil from Hampshire-based studio Sophia Victoria Joy

Why: It’s the day that classic TV detective drama Agatha Christie’s Poirot, starring David Suchet, was first shown on ITV (1989)

Other choices:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moustache notebook from London handmade stationers Bookery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moustache doormat from home interiors website furnish.co.uk

 

How it works: We match gift ideas to the firsts, fame and features of every day - its inventions, celebrities, premieres, publications and releases.

Our halls of fame contain five gift ideas for all 365 days in five categories - lifestyle and leisure, food and drink, entertainment, literature and music.

Simply go to our halls of fame to gain access to the day you want to celebrate. Choose gifts connected to what’s special about the day – and by association your special someone - and download a personalised ‘Great Day’ citation enlisting them into their day’s glory.

It says more than ‘Have a Great Day’. It says ‘You’re part of the Great Day’.

• Presents of Mind is an independent service – we are not tied in to any organisations or under any obligation to promote any particular products.

• We aim to promote independent UK designers and creative businesses where we can.

• We do our very best to ensure our information is as accurate and up-to-date as possible. However, if you think we’ve made a mistake or some of the information is wrong, please contact us at giftideas@presentsofmind.co.uk

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