‘Raw Halo’ Vegan Chocolate for Christmas

RAW HALO ARTISAN RAW ORGANIC CHOCOLATE IN AN ARRAY OF INNOVATIVE FLAVOURS   In time for Christmas, I was sent some ‘Raw Halo’ Vegan Chocolate to review thanks to Alex and Student Wire. I’m not a vegan myself, but with close friends who are, I’ve been around vegans and have always had an interest in their food. As a chocolate lover however, I couldn’t say no to an opportunity to try this gorgeous brand, and by comparing it to brands own dark chocolate – I can imagine that being vegan has never been so yummy with chocolate like this.  Raw…

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Review: Yo Kawii Cushion Friends

Do you want to add personality to your dull student room? Or are you struggling to think of a gift for a friend? I may have the perfect solution for you… Yo Kawii Cushion Friends offer a range of personalised Japanese inspired cushions. Each coloured cushion has a face, name, a date of birth and interests. This gives you the perfect opportunity to find a cushion which suits the personality of you or a friend. I was lucky to be sent Orisoshii, the yellow Cushion Friend who loves pumpkin pie and chasing spiders, and he really does brighten up my…

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The Birthday Gift Guide

Gift giving can be a nightmare at the best of times but almost seems worse when you’re a student and have a squeezed budget. You don’t want to be the person that just hands over some cash in card or no present at all. In the first of two gift guides Student Wire helps you challenge the complicated issue of gift-giving. This week, birthdays: First of all, think about who the person is and how old they’re going to be. If it’s your best friend, you should probably splash out a bit more than if it’s a flatmate you’ve only…

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Coming up this weekend is Father’s Day, and what better way to show your love and appreciation than by giving him a gift which you’ve put time, thought and effort into? As students, we’re seriously restricted by our budgets, so that wireless sound system he just HAS to have is definitely out of the question. However if your Dad is anything like mine (although I am a bit of a Daddy’s girl) he’ll be happy with just a card and a cup of tea in the morning. But if you want to avoid the sarcastic comments on how much effort…

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Great gifts on a budget

Without doubt we have all seen the perfect gift for our friend, something that screams their name, but often they come with price tags that make you want to scream! Being a student on a budget means you need to learn how to be savvy with your money, and presents are no exception – birthdays and Christmas are the perfect time to get creative with gifts which sometimes can turn out to be the perfect presents! The key to gift shopping on a budget is paying attention to little things that your friend may say; a hobby/interest, an author they…

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