Your Design: A Review

I love personalised gifts, both giving them and receiving them. Such things are personal to the person who is lucky enough to be gifted them and with so many funky options out there, the fun never ends.

Your Design is a rather cool online business offering personal gifts ranging from photo gifts, to cushions, mugs and more. Now if you are thinking “Yeah, but there are loads of personalised gift websites”, think again. This isn’t your bog standard site given that as well as the “normal” gifts you would expect to see, there is much more on offer. I also find the level of customisation impressive.

With Father’s Day coming up (Sunday 18th June here in the UK) I had started to think about getting some little gifts and treats from the boys for Roy, on top of the handmade goodies they always make which he loves. After having a nosy I came across this fab t-shirt.

I could choose to have this one personalised with “Since 2006″ (or whatever date) but actually liked it by itself. This t-shirt has arrived and is spot on. The printing is great, the t-shirt is good quality and best of all the sizing is spot on. Roy is 6ft 5” so needs a longer/bigger t-shirt and quite often the sizes tend to disappoint. Not this time though.

As a second gift, I chose this gamer’s mug. As well as his Dungeons and Dragons, scenery building and everything else, Roy loves his Xbox. I really liked this design and on the other side have had it personalised with his game tag (which I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t want me to advertise openly).

These goodies have been squirrelled away for Father’s Day but the boys saw them first and they were hailed with cries of “awesome-sauce!” and “epic” so I’m assuming that means they’ve passed their cool requirements.

As the title of this post suggests, this is a review post. I was offered a couple of items of my choice to keep, free of charge in exchange for an open and honest review, which is what I’ve provided. Had I thought the quality was crap, I’d have posted that. Thankfully though I didn’t need to, and on top of what I’ve received I have already bookmarked a couple of items for family members for later in the year. 

These type of gifts are great for those who are awkward to buy for (we all have one of those), for treats for your own home and even work-related, business branded items. The team at Your Design are always happy to talk to you to see what they can do to help you with your personalised orders.

If you want to see more of what Your Design offers pop along to the website or look them up on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

A question for you on personalised items: If you could receive one thing, one item which as personalised in some way, what would it be? 

6 Tips for Using Vaping to Quit Smoking

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Consistent smoking over a prolonged period is associated with serious health consequences, some of which include disability and premature death. This is why most smokers strive to quit smoking when they realize the real dangers that this habit presents.

However, quitting smoking is not a walk in the park. It takes a great deal of courage, dedication, and patience to wean yourself off the habit fully. The good news is that vaping can play a major role in helping people to quit smoking. Since you will still face challenges even when you use e-cigarettes, it is important to be aware of the following tips.

Choose the Most Suitable Device for Your Needs
As a newbie to the world of vaping, you may be overwhelmed by the numerous options you will have when choosing the device that will suit your needs. While most of the people who want to quit smoking will go for the most affordable devices in the market, some of these devices do not work as expected.

This is why it would be important to do some research on the best vape pens before making a purchase. You can either choose to buy a cigar like e-cig or go for a vaping device. While an electronic cigarette looks just like a normal cigarette, it comes as a clean and easy-to-use alternative.

Find a Decent Vaping Setup
Just like when choosing the right device for you and your needs, it is very important to get a decent vaping setup that will allow you to achieve your objectives. Besides choosing a device that features the latest technology and is easy to use, it is important to look at the quality of the batteries, and the cartridges. You should also make sure that you choose quality e-liquids that will offer you the flavors you like.

Understand How Vaping Can Help you to Quit Smoking
One of the reasons why smokers find it difficult to quit the habit is because of nicotine; the chemical compound found in tobacco is highly addictive. This addiction produces the attachment that smokers have to the conventional cigarettes. However, another factor that contributes to this attachment is the action of moving the hand to the mouth when smoking. This means that vaping can act as a great substitute to traditional cigarettes. The smoker will still get the nicotine and enjoy the hand to mouth action. 

Experiment with Nicotine Levels
In the initial stages of quitting the habit, it is important to find out the suitable nicotine level with which your body is comfortable. Different e-liquids contain varied levels of nicotine, making it necessary to experiment before you can settle on the e-liquid that works best for you. This will ensure that your switch from traditional cigarettes to electronic cigarettes is easier and seamless. The good news is that you will not have to change the type of e-cigarette you use when trying out different e-liquids. As you progress from smoking traditional cigarettes and move towards vaping, you may choose to go for e-liquids with no nicotine. 

Do Not Feel Uneasy about Vaping
Some people may feel uncomfortable about vaping in public, a factor that may undermine their efforts to quit smoking. To make sure that you do not go back to your old habit, you must prepare yourself for the strange looks you will get from other people. When you decide to go for vaping as a way to quit smoking, you should look at the bigger picture. Once you have achieved your goal, those who had a scornful look on their faces will perceive vaping differently.

Keep Your Eye on the Prize
Even when you have made the decision to vape, you will need a lot of dedication to overcome the habit of smoking once and for all. This means that you should make up your mind to have the right attitude and keep your eye on the prize. Since you will face challenges and distractions along the way, the best way to remain on the right path would be to think of the health and personal benefits you will gain. When you quit smoking, you will effectively deal with the smell, stains and expenditure that comes with it.


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