Lifestyle Essentials

Internet shopping has become second nature to many of us over the past year, 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 excellent ideas that we find out about when chatting with our friends. 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, Freddie’s Flowers is an innovative subscription 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 tried and tested product recommendations on this website. Products for your home, garden, pets (and yourself!) that, as women of a certain age, we are sure will find just as useful as we have.

Perhaps you’re searching for the best foundation for mature skin or make-up tips for older 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? How to gift for a 60th birthday? It’s often said that gift giving gets harder 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…