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? 

Vileda Easy Wring and Clean Turbo Review

There’s something magical about a squeaky clean home. You feel more relaxed, more comfortable and just right in yourself. Now trust me when I say that squeaky clean is not easily maintained when you have a husband and two sons (the two sons especially!) as so every little bit of help I can get is fine by me.

When Vileda asked me to test and review their new Vileda Easy Wrong and Clean Turbo mop and bucket set I jumped at the chance. Yes, I know, who gets excited about a mop and bucket? Thankfully I can save myself blushes as this is much more than just a mop and bucket.

To explain further up until my new mop system (because it feels like a special mop system rather than a bog-standard mop) I was using a two mop set-up. I mopped downstairs (kitchen and hall) with one mop and the bathroom with another. I know that in theory dunking the mop heads in bleach and what not should reduce / avoid cross contamination between kitchen and bathroom but you know what, I just don’t like to spread the mop love so far.

The Vileda Easy Wring  &  Clean Turbo has a removable mop head that after use may then be machine washed at sixty degrees. To say that this makes me really happy would be a huge understatement. No damp mops sat around, steeped in disinfectant, waiting for its next use or until I deem it ready for replacement. It’s mop, wash, replace and go in my house!

I realise that this might not sound overly exciting to some but for someone who doesn’t like to store or carrying around multiple mops it’s a winner (and it looks shiny and nice in utility room). I’m easily pleased!

So, to sum up:

  • The “bucket” features an easy-to-pour mouth so no splashes / mess.
  • The handle is horizontal, again making spillage less likely and the mop easier to carry (plus it has a built-in handle holder).
  • The mop is triangular shaped which makes getting into stubborn corners easier.
  • The mop head is machine washable.
  • AND… you decide how damp the mop is simply by altering the pressure on the squeeze pedal (my not-so technical name for it).
  • It’s perfect for laminate flooring, wood and tiles (and the stone in my kitchen).

I was already a firm fan of Vileda’s product (see a previous review here), and having tried out the Vileda Easy Wring and Clean Turbo I’m happy to give it a solid 5/5 rating for ease of use, design and for getting the job done!

 

*I was sent this product to test and keen in order to write an informed review. Vileda have no input into review content and all thoughts are my own, based on my own experience of the product.

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