Amazing Ideas for Purchasing a Perfect Luxury Present Online

Words by Kyla Stewart

If you’re looking for the perfect present for your loved ones, or just looking to spild yourself, there are countless stores online that cater to your needs. Depending on what your own definition of luxury is, you can find decadent stuff that online stores are selling for cheap prices as well as top notch goods at the top dollar.

Things like a luxury wallet and some great wine can help the man in your life feel loved and special, and it’s always great to give him something he can show off to all of his friends. Help him feel his best and remind him about how important he is with the help of the right gifts.

Beware though – buying luxury items online is risky business. If you want to get the best value for your money, here are some ideas and suggestions to keep in mind.

Rare Items

We’re not talking about video games, no, but things that might be hard to find and of the best quality are usually the same. Presents such as these exotic wallets are perfect for anyone who wants to own things that are special, hard to find, high quality, and elegant.

Not to mention how part of the “luxury” or luxury items is that they’re usually hard to find and exclusive.

Buy From Trusted Sources

Buying luxury items is more risky than buying anything plain because there’s usually more money involved than usual. If you’re looking for presents, buy from companies that are well established so you can avoid scams and knockoffs.

Do Your Research

You need to look into online reviews, ask your family and friends, and go to online communities to discuss whether a certain online store is worth buying from or not.

This is to make sure that your money isn’t wasted. Avoid taking reviews on the website itself too seriously and go to independent websites. If you plan on making a big purchase, maybe looking for a community on social media platforms like Reddit or in Facebook groups is worth the hassle.

Know Their Policies

This part isn’t something that a lot of people focus on, hoping that they’ll never need to return the present they bought, but it’s never a bad idea to educate yourself on a store’s refund and exchange policies.

This way you can avoid your money being wasted if the worst happens, and make sure that your loved one ends up getting the present they really want.

Can’t Decide? Leave it to the Receiver

Sometimes there are so many different items and styles in an online shop that you have trouble deciding which one will be the best for your loved one or friend. If this is the case, you can either ask other people for their opinions or see if the online store will let you pay for a gift card.

Gift cards are the perfect way to make sure that you don’t end up spending too much money on a luxury item they don’t like!

The Most Romantic Places To Visit With Your Partner In Europe

Words by Jenny Williams

A romantic getaway can do wonders for a relationship. Whether it’s for a honeymoon, an anniversary or just because, taking your partner on a romantic trip to Europe is always a good idea. Europe is full of romantic destinations for you and your partner to explore. Here’s a list of the best places to be in love and fall in love in Europe.

Santorini, Greece


Considered by many to be the most romantic place in Greece, Santorini is an amazing destination to visit with your partner. Its stunning water views and breathtaking sunsets create an ideal atmosphere for lovers. It’s one of the most sought after locations for weddings and honeymoons for a reason. Picture you and your partner sipping a glass of wine while watching the sunset over the Aegean Sea. It can’t get any more romantic than that.

Venice, Italy

Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Imagine you and your partner absorbing the magic and history of the canals and architecture while on a romantic gondola ride. Afterwards, you can explore Venice’s incredible gardens, enjoy a scoop of gelato, and exchange sweet nothings with your partner. The floating city’s beauty and history-rich buildings make it one of the most romantic places to visit with your better half.

Paris, France

Known as one of the most romantic cities in the world, couples flock to Paris with good reason. Couples can explore the timeless art in the museums together, take romantic and scenic strolls along the Seine, or eat dinner by candlelight at one of the many first-class restaurants that Paris has to offer. With its stunning architecture, incredible restaurants, and impressive museums, you and your partner will never run out of things to do during your romantic getaway in Paris.

“Paris is known as the city of love for a reason,” explains Karen Tran, a travel blogger at Gumessays and Lastminutewriting. “Love is always in the air in Paris. It’s in the food, the art, the architecture. The city’s entire atmosphere is romantic.”

Florence, Italy

Full of the history and art, Florence is one of the most charming destinations in Europe.

“Florence is the perfect city to immerse yourself into the passions of the Renaissance, its history, culture, architecture, and art,” according to Thomas Crawford, a writer at Researchpapersuk and Lucky Assignments. “You and your partner can fall in love all over again while appreciating the beautiful works of Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo.”

Vienna, Austria

The grand palaces, museums, and gardens of Vienna provide the picture-perfect setting for a romantic getaway with your partner. Couples can take romantic walks through palace gardens while being serenaded with classical music or take a sightseeing tour on a horse-drawn carriage. The beauty and splendour of Vienna promises you and your partner a romantic vacation straight out of a fairytale.

Rome, Italy

As one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the world, Rome remains one of the most romantic destinations for a couples. There are plenty of things for lovers to do such as renting a vespa together, eating gelato while strolling through the historic streets, and making a wish for eternal love at the Trevi Fountain. Rome’s delicious food and historic sites makes for a memorable and romantic getaway with your partner.

Bruges, Belgium

If you and your partner love old medieval towns, Bruges is an amazing romantic destination. Similar to Vienna, couples will feel like they’re in fairytale while exploring this lovely city. You can take your partner on a romantic carriage ride, feed swans in the lake, or eat delicious Belgian chocolates together. If you are planning a romantic trip to Bruges, consider going in December to catch their amazing Christmas market.

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is another historic European city renowned for its beauty and romance. There are plenty of things to do for couples such as watching a performance at the opera house, taking a romantic cruise down the Vltava River, and exploring the castle.

These cities are some of the most romantic places to visit with your partner in Europe. They are ideal destinations for a romantic couples getaway, but ultimately, romance should follow you and your partner everywhere you go.

Keep your Kicks box fresh – CREP PROTECT SNEAKER BAG

Introducing the new Crep Protect Sneaker Bag, the only way to keep sneakers protected on the move. The newest addition to the premium sneaker care brands’ range makes transporting your sneakers easy and convenient, whilst delivering the highest level of care and protection to your kicks on the go.

Extending its range of sneaker protection and care products with the new Sneaker Bag, Crep Protect stay ahead of the game with a premium duffle-style bag delivering durability, shoe care and elite style. The Crep Protect Sneaker Bag doesn’t fall short on space, with the ability to accommodate up to four pairs of sneakers. Five fully adjustable velcro dividers allow for the bag to be tailored to user’s needs, from a quick weekend getaway, hand luggage essentials, or gym kit.

The versatile padded dividers provide the ultimate protection, reducing the risk of squashed, misshapen shoes and offering complete care for footwear and other valuables on the go. Four waterproof pockets allow for protection of valuables and smaller items, while the luxurious fleece lining ensures clothing and more delicate items remain intact during travel, offering complete peace of mind for sneaker lovers

Functionality rides alongside style and quality with a black outer, and gun metal grey zippers adding to the sleek design. A water-repellant and scratch-resistant finish ensures durability, and both a carrier handle or wide weaved shoulder strap offer carrying options and comfort.

With a host of unique features and over 25 ways to tailor your bag use, the new Crep Protect Sneaker Bag is fast becoming a favourite of many sneakerheads, including UK rapper and record breaking artist Tione Wayne. The artist features in Crep Protects newest YouTube series ‘Secure The Bag’ showcasing what the number one artist always keeps with him in his Sneaker Bag.

Castore – Helps you work, rest and play

We’re heading into autumn and it’s not quite as warm as we would like it to be. It’s always handy to have an extra layer around for when the sun goes in. Recent figures shows that searches for men’s sweatshirts have increased by 18.72% in the last month compared to the same period last year. Castore sportswear could have exactly what you’re looking for with a great selection of super soft and comfy tracksuits and sweatshirts perfect for training or relaxing! 

Castore’s Technical Lifestyle range takes elements of their performance wear and applies to everyday clothing. Every piece is crafted with comfort in mind and are both lightweight and breathable perfect for the warmer months. Made in Castore’s signature colour palette of black, white, grey and navy any item would fit seamlessly into any wardrobe.

With its slogan “Better Never Stops”, Castore was founded by sporting brothers Tom and Phil Beahon in 2015. Tom, 30, played football for Tranmere Rovers and Jerez in Spain and Phil, 27, played semi-professional cricket. 

The brand’s mission is to build the lightest, most durable, highest performing sportswear in the market and to achieve this they test products the hard way. All garments have been tested by elite athletes to ensure they excel at the highest level, worn for 100 consecutive days before being approved for full production.

They hold partnerships with Sir Andy Murray, McLaren, the West Indies team, and most recently, Rangers Football Club, is launching its Technical Lifestyle range. 

GREY APEX SWEATSHIRT 

This sweatshirt is stylish and simple. It is made using ultra-soft fleece which is unique and has a caron finish for a luxurious feel and touch. It is a relaxed fit so can be thrown over t-shirts as it begins to get cooler, perfect for everyday wear!  

BLUE APEX HOODY 

This hoodie is perfect for throwing on for journeys to and from the gym but can also be paired with jeans for a night with your mates. It’s made from super soft fleece and has a relaxed fit as well as adding a splash of colour to your wardrobe.  

NAVY APEX SWEATPANTS 

These sweatpants are perfect as the evenings get a bit cooler. You can throw them on after showering or getting in from the office, relaxation begins now! They have a relaxed fit and are super soft.  

BLACK AMC CORE MEN’S TRAINING HOODY 

This hoodie is made from a cotton blend that is soft, lightweight and breathable. It’s perfect for chilly morning starts or using for workout warmups. It is warm and offers insulation when you need it as well as easy to layer and relax in. 

MINT PRO TEK 1/4 ZIP 

This ¼ zip is perfect for your workouts as a light pre-and-post training layer. It is lightweight and super stretchy as well as quick-drying and comfortable. It’s great for warming up or cooling down or even wearing with jeans to the pub.  

NAVY VOLTERRA RUNNING JACKET 

This running jacket is a great addition to your wardrobe, especially as we head in autumn. It has mesh side and back vents for increased airflow as well as being made from lightweight fabric. It is water-resistant and has an adjustable hood to keep you dry.  

Your new favourite grooming brand – Charlotte Rhys

Charlotte Rhys maybe not be a name you are familiar with, just yet, but they are South Africa’s leading luxury bath, body and lifestyle brand and is rapidly establishing within the international market.

Founded in 1999 by partners Janet Rhys and Shaun McDermott, Charlotte Rhys is a premium lifestyle brand known for its offering in luxury fragrance, home, bath and body products. The brand takes pride in growing internationally as a collection with sustainability at its core. From its home in South Africa, the brand develops luxury products with a conscience. 100% endorsed by Beauty without Cruelty and The Vegan Society, the company is committed to creating products that are ‘Kind to you and Kind to Nature’.

For years, Charlotte Rhys’ fragrances have adorned elite retreats and luxury hotels across South Africa. And now, the range is available to fill UK homes with unique aromas which can be enjoyed as a single scent or layered to help elevate your wellbeing, making your home look and continuously smell divine. All the whilst products are vegan friendly, cruelty free and created with sustainable practices such as biodegradable packaging.

Hero product within the Mens range include Eau de Portugal – Charlotte Rhys’ Eau de Portugal is a fantastic find for those that love their strong, masculine fragrances.

Or the De-Stress Aftershave Balm – This multi-active balm is ideal for soothing, moisturising and toning post-shave skin. Whilst minimising irritation, it will also leave behind a rich scent of your choice, transforming the shaving routine into an uplifting experience.