Christmas is coming and we’re all racking our brains about what we can get our children, partner and family. Pets always prove popular gifts, especially to the children. But there are many things we need to consider before parting with cash.

Space

If you’re buying a dog it needs to have a good amount of space. Of course, it depends what type of dog you’re buying, but still it needs to have a good space in your house, preferably a space for its own bed, and a decent sized garden to explore. You need to consider how far away parks are too, if they’re miles away are you prepared to travel everyday to give your pet a runout? If you don’t have hardly any space then perhaps you can consider buying a cat, who can go out on their own. Or if you don’t fancy that something tank based like fish or a hamster. These can be placed in an almost decorative fashion and will delight the children too.

Money

Pets are like humans, they get ill, they need food, and they need equipment. You might be able to afford the initial outlay for the pet but can you afford the monthly outgoings for food and healthcare. You may need to buy medication like trifexis tablets or even fork out for operations. You’ll need to pay someone to look after your pet when you go on holiday. The costs are less with other animals, but they should still all be considered before purchasing an animal of any kind.

Things to consider when buying a pet

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Time

If you’re an incredibly busy person with little time for hobbies and relaxation then you should really reconsider buying a pet. Primarily because they will take time out of your day. If you enjoy going for walks then a dog could be for you, because it’s something you need to do every single day. Of course other family members can help, but depending on how old your children are, they may not be able to take your pet for a walk themselves. You need to consider you time constraints, particularly if you’re thinking of buying a dog.

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Shopping online can be one of the most convenient ways to buy things. Whether you’re doing your food shop or buying Christmas presents, there’s absolutely no need to leave the comfort of your own home. But you shouldn’t shop online until you’ve read this first. Take a look…

Read Reviews

Before you buy anything online, make sure you read reviews. Reviews are going to give you a good idea of whether what you’re buying is actually worth the money. Something might look good on paper, but when you look a little closer, it turns out to be a waste of money. This is why reviews from real customers are so valuable.

Make Sure You’re Getting The Real Deal

Some sites online tend to sell ‘fakes’ designed to look like the real thing. You want to make sure you’re getting the real deal when it comes to shopping online, so make sure you do your research. Research the sites, look at reviews, and see if there are any telltale signs that the product might be fake. For example, there are all kinds of fake charm bracelets on eBay claiming to be Pandora, but you can tell they’re fake on close inspection. Make sure you know you’re buying the real thing before handing over your cash.

Compare On Different Sites

Different sites might offer genuine products, but different prices. Make sure you compare different sites before you buy anything, or you could be missing out on huge savings.

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Look For Codes And Offers

If you really want to make huge savings, make sure you look for codes and offers first. Discount codes at Plusvouchercode can come in useful. There are lots of different places you can look, so make sure you take a few minutes before buying to be sure.

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Are you ready to start shopping for an engagement ring? Maybe the settings have you confused? Before you start shopping, here are a few engagement ring settings worth knowing about.

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  • Solitaire and Prong Settings

A prong setting is the most popular and classic setting for an engagement ring. The prong is the tiny metal claw that tightly grips the diamond and keeps it in place. The prongs can be pointed, V-shaped, rounded or flat, and most feature four or six prongs.

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Everyone nowadays has a mobile phone, and most of us love to customize them with different skins and cases. For a little pre-Christmas treat for myself I designed a custom iPhone case for my new iPhone 6s from CaseApp.

I think they make the perfect gift. Especially if you have someone in mind who is a little tricky to buy for!

My husband is not really one for designs all over his iPhone case, so I have chosen a gorgeous black marble effect matt case for his iPhone. The case protects the phone brilliantly, especially good for when baby girl decides to try to grab the phone and throw it on the floor! It’s of excellent quality and fits like a glove to his iPhone 5s.

Custom iphone case

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It’s the dream of many, many people who are as rabid about books as I am. Working with something you’re passionate about is an easy recipe for a job that you love. When it comes to working with books, there are a few ways to go about that. In this post, we’ll look at some careers that book lovers should consider getting their teeth sunk into. Whether it’s about spreading the love of literacy or getting up close and personal with the latest page-turner.

Careers for book lovers

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Start a blog

If you like writing as much as reading, but you’re not ready to put out a magnum opus, then starting your own blog can be a great way to start making a little extra cash. This is particularly good for those who want or need to work from home. Affiliate schemes and other marketing partnerships can help you monetize that blog, though you might never earn a huge salary from it. To make it worthwhile, write about your passions and make sure any marketing partners you team up with share those passions. One great opportunity for book lovers is offering the opportunity to review and support authors and publishers. It will definitely keep the stream of new reads coming in strong.

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