Lifestyle Essentials

Internet shopping has become second nature to so many of us over the past 18 months, but with such an abundance of choice, where do we start! Well, as ever, the good news is that the A&G team is here to do the hard work for you, so that you don’t waste time trawling the web for hours… and hours!

One of the reasons we set up Annabel & Grace online magazine in 2012 was to share all those tried and tested recommendations for useful new products that we find out about when chatting with our girlfriends. This sort of information is invaluable as it’s all about someone like you passing on really useful knowledge. For example, a new twist on flowers. Forget the boring blooms the supermarkets sell, Bloom & Wild is an innovative flower delivery service that includes a printed step-by-step guide on how to best arrange the stunning seasonal flowers you receive every week. That’s just one of literally hundreds of product recommendations on this website. Products for your home, garden, pets (and yourself!) that, as women of a certain age, we are sure you will find just as useful as we have.

Perhaps you’re searching for the best foundation for mature skin or make-up tips for 50+ women? Simply type what you’re looking for into the Search box (top right of every website page) and our ideas will magically appear. You’ll then find out about companies like Look Fabulous Forever, a bespoke cosmetic brand that offers ‘perfect make-up for older faces’ and online video tutorials with tips on common dilemmas like dark circles under eyes or age spots.

We have masses of inspiring gift ideas too. What to buy for a 50th birthday present? Or perhaps some fabulous 60th birthday present ideas? It’s often said that gifts for older women get harder to find as we grow older as most of us don’t want more clutter. This is where a birthday experience can show real thought and can allow you to spend some quality time with that special person. How about a cocktail making course, a cooking experience or a voucher from Mr B’s Reading Emporium?

Read on for our top product recommendations…

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