When you’ve got a friend or relative who needs cheering up, your first instinct is to comfort them. And if you’re not close enough to reach out for a hug, then you’ll want to buy them a special something to let them know you care.
When was the last time you made New Year’s resolutions that actually made a difference in you and your loved ones’ lives? We’ve all had lofty ambitions to lose weight, learn a new skill or go for that promotion. But what happens when we don’t achieve those things? We feel deflated and disheartened.
The perfect Christmas gift — does it even exist? Yes, it does, once you’ve read our guide to finding that just-right present for the special person in your life! Every year it gets harder to think up something unique and personal, which is why you need to look around for inspiration.
What does Christmas mean to you? For the oh-hello! team, it’s all about reconnecting with the people who mean the most and showing our appreciation in small ways. This could be taking time out to do something simple like meeting for a coffee or some seasonal food or just to make memories together.
When you get your Secret Santa match, do you wonder what on earth you should buy the recipient? We get it. Sometimes it’s really hard to know what to buy for someone you don’t know a lot about or don’t spend time with outside work.
Did someone say Christmas? Yes, you heard right, the festive season is just around the corner! While some are already counting down the days, others will be dreading all the planning that comes with Christmas. Today’s busy lifestyle can mean that buying gifts for your loved ones is yet another pull on your precious time.
When your bestie or a work friend gets that promotion or a new job, you’ll want to do something special to mark the occasion. As one of their nearest and dearest, you already know how much effort they’ve put into their career and the sacrifices they’ve made.
When your friend is going through a tough time, it hurts. Not only for them, but for you too. You wish you could just wave a magic wand and make everything better. It can be even harder if you can’t see them in person because your first instinct is to envelop them in a big, heartfelt hug.
A smile from a stranger, a kind word, a thoughtful gesture... Any random act of kindness, no matter how big or small, can make all the difference. We all perform these acts every day without thinking about them when we make our partner’s coffee in the morning or smile at other commuters on the way to work.
This week I'm chatting to Johanna, designer and creator of Pink Nade. Pink Nade specialise in designing and creating statement dangles to ROCK your lobes! Johanna initially created Pink Nade within her retail store to fulfil her need for a creative outlet and now Pink Nade is a stand alone business with a team of incredible women.
Next up in the oh-hello ladies! lineup of inspiring women is Sue Sinko of Sue Sinko Photography. I have been lucky enough to collaborate with Sue for the launch of oh-hello! and again recently for the oh-hello ladies! campaign. Sue really knows how to capture the story behind the brand to produce stunning, high quality images.
I hope you're loving our oh-hello ladies! blog series as much as I am! I love hearing about how women started out in business and what inspires them - so each week I have been chatting to inspiring women who run and operate small businesses, and whose products feature in our oh-hello ladies! gift bundles.
Next up in the oh-hello ladies! lineup of inspiring women is Kara Jeffers of Miss Frankie! If you’re like me, you LOVE hearing about how women started out in business and what inspires them.