Small business recommendations – old and new

Hello, how are you? Hanging on in there or delighted to be in the heady approach to Christmas? I'm just approaching the bridge that will take me from one state to another, I reckon I have one more week of life being ultra hectic and then I'll be able to breathe out. Thank you for keeping on reading while posts have been a little shorter, I've just about finished with my Christmas prep posts now, soon we'll be back to [...]

By |December 1st, 2023|Christmas, Gift ideas, Retail Review|

Christmas 2023 – letterbox gifts by post

Christmas 2023 - letterbox gifts by post I've had a few requests for this - thoughtful ideas that are easy to deliver through a letterbox so here we go, Christmas 2023 - letterbox gifts by post. And forgive me for being rushed this week but life's a bit full - I'll have more time to slow down and chat soon! Disclosure: as with the majority of blogs, products featured on Midlifechic sometimes (but not always) include [...]

By |November 28th, 2023|Christmas, Gift ideas|

Christmas 2023 – Quirky Gifts

Christmas 2023 - quirky gifts Christmas 2023 - quirky gifts. I don't know about you but I find that everyone I know seems to have everything they need these days which makes present-buying really hard. So today's post is all about little surprises - unusual gifts that go beyond a nice pair of slippers, even though they can be lovely too. Disclosure: as with the majority of blogs, products featured on Midlifechic sometimes (but not always) [...]

By |November 22nd, 2023|Christmas, Gift ideas|

Black Friday 2023 – best offers compendium

Hello and Happy Friday week. I think this is when most of us try to complete our Christmas shopping so I won’t talk for long. Instead I’m bringing you a compendium of the best Black Friday 2023 offers. I’m being sent them by the dozen every day so I'm sifting out the best as I go along and I’ll add more as they keep coming in. This is what's live so far - Black Friday 2023 – best [...]

By |November 20th, 2023|Christmas, Sale|

Christmas 2023 – gifts with a purpose

Christmas 2023 - gifts with a purpose Christmas 2023 - gifts with a purpose - that sounds a bit heavy doesn't it? Don't worry, I'm not taking all of the fun out of Christmas, I'm just trying to come up with ideas that are worth spending the money on. I used to get so frustrated in my magazine days when we were directed just to pull together pretty pages filled with boring socks, soap and chocolates. Now I [...]

By |November 17th, 2023|Christmas|

About Me

Hi, I’m Nikki Garnett, for 9 years I was the editor of Selfridges’ magazine. Now I’m married with 3 sons, 2 cats and a dog called Ted. I live near the Lake District in the North West of England and run a small creative agency with my husband.

I created Midlifechic because a little while ago, amidst all the chaos of family and working life, I was beginning to feel like I’d lost my groove. So this is for anyone else out there who is emerging from the child centred years and looking forward to beginning a whole new chapter.

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