I am incredibly difficult to buy presents for. Seriously difficult. I rarely need anything, and the things that I want are mostly quite specific pieces for the home or little bits of jewellery which I wouldn't thank anyone for picking out for me without an extreme amount of input from myself. Control freak, some might say. I'd half nod my head at that but it's really because I like what I like, and life's too short to fill my home, wardrobe and jewellery box with things that don't bring a smile to my face.
Over the years, it's reached a point whereby family and friends have come to an understanding that it's not necessary to buy me anything. Birthday, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day .... all lovely days but not really requiring a gift, in my eyes. Cake, yes. A present, no. I've yet to perfect a joyous reaction when receiving something I don't like. My face, and the awkward horror upon it, is the ultimate giveaway. It's no fun for anyone. But we all agree that cake is great.
Now, I'm not really sure how to say this or introduce Not-Another-Bill without slighting the gifting skills of my friends and family but after browsing the website, I'm emailing the link out to them all with 'LET THE GIFT GIVING BEGIN' in the title. So many beautiful things that I would most happily be handed on any celebratory occasion. Go on, pop over and take a look. The Mother's Day Gift Box is particularly good - a three month tailor-made subscription, monogrammed leather keyring, and bar of artisan chocolate for just £69.
Not-Another-Bill prides itself on offering the most unique gift service in the world. It could be in the form of a beautiful object from their E-Shop, a curated hamper of stylish items, or a tailor-made subscription based on your likes and preferences.
You can browse the E-Shop here and take a look at the hampers here (I dream about the gin cocktail one), but today I want to tell you a little bit more about Not-Another-Bill's tailor-made subscriptions as they've kindly let me have a free three month trial ... AND ... they're also offering one as a prize to a super lucky reader of The OL (scroll down for more details).
If you fancy a surprise present in the post every month, or want to gift a surprise present, then Not-Another-Bill's subscription service is truly wonderful. Choose your style preferences from categories such as apothecary, homewares, stationery and jewellery, select the length of the subscription (from one month to one year), and then sit back and await your gorgeously wrapped, carefully selected gift.
The gifts are really special and are always worth far more than the monthly subscription (£24 for one month, up to £229 for twelve months) - these ceramic espresso cups and saucers are a particular love of mine, as well as the monogrammed hexagon keyring with my initials embossed in gold foil. When activating my three-month subscription trial, I was able to indicate my style preferences and tick a few favourites products so I'm excited to see what arrives next. So far, so amazing!
If you fancy winning a Not-Another-Bill three month subscription for yourself or to gift to one of your friends or family members (perhaps someone who is as equally as awkward to buy for as I am), then enter below using the rafflecopter widget (T&Cs apply and are detailed within the widget).