Top 5 Most Useful Christmas Gadgets Gifts

Top 5 Most Useful Christmas Gadgets Gifts

There are so many gadgets to choose from with Christmas just a few days away, but a large proportion of these become a novelty item that only gets used the once. However, there are some great inventions out there that can make your life that little bit easier. Check out some of these to fill those Christmas stockings.

Gadget mat

A gadget mat for your car. It has the ability to hold your smartphone, keys and loose change so it’s useful for the commute to work. The pad sits on your dashboard for easy access; most mats can be cut to the size and shape you require for your car.


Electronic cigarettes

No lighter, no tobacco, no fuss. This invention is useful; there’s no need to venture out into the cold air when out with friends, and no one will complain about the smoke that clouds your conversation. Smoking e-cigarettes is an alternative that all smokers should consider, you can purchase a starter kit with a variety of flavours to choose from.

Robotic vacuum cleaner

Even though this gadget just sounds like a novelty item, it has become one of the most useful and timesaving inventions for the modern home. With most offering different modes, the carpets can be vacuumed while you are at work, ensuring your free time can then be used effectively and vacuuming-free. The usually round shaped vacuum can reach difficult areas easily too! Who doesn’t want to feel like they’ve been transported into the future?


This is a great gadget that can help you save money on your water bill. You can set the maximum time you want to spend scrubbing in the shower into the pebble and place it near the plughole. The Waterpebble prompts you with a red flashing light, to understand when you’ve reached your time limit. Hopefully with the help of this gadget, unnecessary money won’t go down the drain! It might just help you keep on track during the morning rush too!

Activity tracker

A great gadget for fitness lovers, an activity tracker can automatically sync to your computer, ensuring you can track your fitness progress and constantly set new goals for yourself. They are the perfect device to help you keep on top of your fitness level, and they are small in size so can discreetly fit into your pocket. Maybe it could form part of a new years resolution?

Keeping Your Children Safe on the Internet


Keeping Your Children Safe on the Internet

Children and teenagers represent the biggest majority of Internet consumers nowadays. Besides the numerous advantages that the Internet offers, it is also full of dangers, and children can easily be exposed to malicious content. As a parent, it is your responsibility to protect your children from the dangers of the Internet, and there are a few measures that you can take to ensure that the web is a safe place for them.

The first thing that you can do is to have a discussion with your child and determine for what reasons they access the Internet. Instead of trying to stop them using the Internet, talk to them about their online activities. Ask them what they like, who they are talking to online, and which are their favourite websites. You could also encourage your child to always tell a parent or teacher when they are browsing the Internet. By showing a genuine interest in the types of sites your kids like to visit you can monitor without playing ‘big brother’.

There are certain parental control and antivirus software online, which can restrict your child’s access to the Internet by filtering the addresses of websites, as well as blocking websites with malicious content. Browsing the internet with your child and looking together at things that might be of interest to them will help them understand what is permitted online and get a better understanding of what the internet has to offer.

It is recommended that you keep the computer in a room where everyone has access to it, and not in your child’s room. One of the biggest dangers that the Internet entails is getting into contact with strangers. Teach your child to never give out personal information (home address, phone number) or pictures, and to never meet with a person they have been corresponding with online in real life, without your consent. Account details and passwords must not be disclosed either.

Many parents are concerned about inappropriate messages arriving in their children’s inboxes. One way to avoid them is to configure two email addresses for your child: a private address, used for correspondence, and a public address, used when subscribing to emails or newsletters, or joining forums. All the spam emails received on this address should be filtered by a parent, who can delete the inappropriate messages before they are then, seen by the child.

Teaching kids internet safety in terms of the sites they visit, the things they search for, protecting their information and themselves and enjoying the internet is a lifelong skill and one that they will never regret learning.



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It’s the season for day to evening transformations. Whether it’s straight from work for a Christmas drink or two or a quick touchup on your makeup after putting the kids to bed before catching up with friends.


In times like these you need a makeup plan that will make life easier and will help you feel a little bit more festive and party ready.


I discovered Revlon makeup this year, the PhotoReady range is my go to makeup for easy to wear products that suit my sensitive skin, offer different levels of coverage and great colours. The Revlon PhotoReady Primer Shadow Sparkle compact is an amazing tool in your makeup kit, perfect for creating that day to night look.


I shopped at Boots for my makeup for this post, they currently have a great special offer on, if you spent £10 or more you got a free ColourBurst lipstick, I was pleased that this meant I could get two different PhotoReady Primer Shadow Sparkle compacts and the free lipstick for less than £18. I think Revlon is a brand perfectly pitched price wise for everyday wear but with the smart compacts and packing it looks quite high end.

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For my daytime look I used the primer and the standard shadow to create a polished look for the office. I just use a small amount of makeup during the day so that I don’t look too ‘made up’, but more sleek and professional. Come the end of the day when it’s time to head for a drink or something to eat I like to add a bit more colour and sparkle, especially at Christmas.

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The beauty of these compacts is that you can layer the different shades to create a unique look that suits your personal style. I added the colours (shade: Impressionist) bit by bit to create my look then finished with some cheek colour (I use the Revlon Highlighter palette in shade Rose Glow for a bit of shine/colour). I then slicked on the Revlon ColourBurst Lacquer Balm (shade: Vivacious)

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I then throw on a statement necklace to brighten up whatever I’m wearing and I’m good to go!


What’s your favourite way to quickly change your look for a night out?

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