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Clocks and Timepieces for an Anniversary Gift

Just before our 31st Wedding Anniversary our Carriage Clock that had sat on our mantle piece for many years went wrong. It started to gain about 75 minutes a day. This was a gift when we married so it had lasted a good time especially as it was a battery powered quartz clock. Compared to today’s Clocks it was not a top notch item although not bargain bucket either. This was actually our second carriage clock, we got two for our wedding. The 1st Clock died a good few years earlier and this one got a promotion to the prime spot.

I was going to repair the clock by changing the innards for a new mechanism however as we knew that the 31st wedding anniversary has a theme of Timepieces we thought why not shop a solution.

Shopping for a Timepiece

We initially thought it would be a easy job of replacing the clock with a nice shiny new clock. With 31 years looking at the same clock I must admit I preferred a change to the Carriage Clock. Especially with my ageing eyesight I struggled, in certain light to see the dial well. We was also surprised at the poor choice of options available. There seemed to be either low quality plastic cased clocks or high value craftsman built timepieces. There didn’t seem to be something in the middle, which was frustrating.

It was at this time (no pun intended) that Amazon came to the rescue in the shape of the Echo Spot. Their design LED smart speaker. It’s primary use seemed to be as a beside clock/ smart speaker however with the addition of the stand it is transformed into a great clock that’s suitable for any place in the home and especially on a mantelpiece.

Amazon Echo Spot Alexa powered smart speaker on stand.The Echo Spot has a selection of clock faces that you can easily select via its setting menu and it has the modern benefit of being a full-featured Alexa smart speaker, display portal and video calling portal. You can default the Echo Spot to your preferences very easily and set up was a breeze.

There are a number of wedding anniversaries that suggest a clock or timepiece as the gift theme. The Modern Wedding Anniversary list has the 1st anniversary with a theme of Clocks. The 31st with a theme of Timepieces. Other anniversaries also have a theme that enable a Clock to fit the theme such as a Desk Set, Furniture, Optical goods and Luxuries of any kind all could fit this great mid-range gift idea.

More on the Echo Spot

The Echo Spot brings you everything you love about Alexa, in an all-new stylish and compact design that can show you things. Just ask to see the weather, get the news with a video flash briefing, set a music alarm (Amazon Music, Spotify & TuneIn supported), see lyrics (available in UK only) with Amazon Music, see your calendar, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. Personalise your Spot with a collection of clock faces to suit your style or set a photo background from Prime Photos. Plus, make calls to friends and family between supported Echo devices or the Alexa App, or make video calls to anyone with an Echo Spot, Echo Show or the Alexa App.

Echo Spot features second-generation far-field technology with four microphones, beam-forming technology and enhanced noise cancellation, so it can hear you from across the room—even while music is playing. If you have more than one Echo, Alexa responds intelligently from the Echo you’re closest to with ESP (Echo Spatial Perception).

This is our third Alexa device and so far (we’ve had is 3 weeks at the time of writing) it is by far the best of the bunch. It just seems to respond and understand voice commands better than the other devices.

Amore 1st year Wedding Anniversary Then & Now Photo Frame

1st year wedding anniversary photo frame wg979

Amore 1st year Wedding Anniversary Then & Now Photo Frame is a fine quality keepsake photo frame from the Amore by Juliana gifts range. Update your wedding photo collection with this lovely photo frame which celebrates the special couple’s 1st year Wedding Anniversary.

The photo frame is titled ‘1 Year Together’ at the top. It has two openings to enable you to display two photographs. The first opening is Oval shaped and is sub-titled ‘Our Wedding Day. The other, larger, opening is rectangular shaped and is sub-titled ‘Our First Anniversary’. Furthermore a 3d model of two entwined eternity rings with crystal glass stones around each ring is underneath the wedding day picture.

From the rear of the photo-frame you can access the photo apertures by sliding the two retainers sideways and extracting the cover which also holds the built-in stand.

Cream engineered wood design with Silver script and a built-in stand. Lacquer coated, tarnish resistant. Simple but elegant, this makes an excellent present to give or to receive.

 

1st year Wedding Anniversary Then & Now Photo Frame Features

  • For Two photographs in Portrait orientation.
  • Our First Anniversary aperture for photos measuring 15cm (6) x 10cm (4″)
  • Our Wedding day aperture for photos measuring 7½cm (3″) x 10cm (4″)
  • Overall frame size approx. 23½cm (9¼”) tall x 23cm (9″) wide x 1¼ (½”) deep.
  • Free standing design with it’s built-in stand.
  • Wall mounting could be achieved with the additional of picture eyes (not supplied).
  • Supplied in a Gift Box.
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Celebrating 50 years of marriage in 2018 with Music

Golden Wedding 50th Anniversary Music from 1968Many parties are thrown to celebrate a Golden Wedding Anniversary whether they are formal, informal or just slung together we can help with the right music to celebrate 50 years of marriage.

Get our CD gift greeting card for 1968 which has a CD  inside with a multitude of top hits from the year they were married with many love songs that will bring the memories of yester-year flooding back.

The complete playlist is as follows with a brief synopsis as well to help you.

  1. Fleetwood Mac – Albatross ~ First Released 22 November 1968, eventually got to No.1 on 25th January 1969 spending 18 weeks on the chart this time (it has a number of releases) although this remains Fleetwood Mac’s only ever UK number one hit.
  2. Simon & Garfunkel – Mrs. Robinson ~ Made Famous from the Sound track of the film with the same name, the film was released in advance of the single (in 1967) and the Single reached it’s highest position of No. 4 in the week ending 7th August 1968.
  3. Gary Puckett & The Union Gap – Young Girl ~ Reached No. 1 Weekending 22nd May 1968 and stayed there for another 3 weeks remaining on the top 40 chart for 16 weeks.
  4. Andy Williams – Can’t Help Falling In Love ~ Reached No. 5 in the week ending 1st May 1968 and was in the top 40 for 14 weeks.
  5. 1910 Fruitgum Co – Simon Says ~ A classic bubblegum pop record, first release in the UK in March 1968 it reached No. 2 in the week ending 1st May 1968 spending 14 weeks on the top 40 chart.
  6. Elvis Presley – Guitar Man ~ Released in 1967 in the USA it was not released in the UK until Feb. 1968 only reaching No. 19 in the top 40 in the week ending 27th March 1968.
  7. Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music ~ Released in the UK in July 1968 this song reached No. 7 in the week ending 14th August 1968 remaining in the top 40 for 13 weeks.
  8. Nina Simone – Ain’t Got No-I Got Life ~ Released on October 1968 it reached N0. 2 in the week ending 18th December 1968 spending 10 weeks on the chart.
  9. Box Tops – Cry Like A Baby ~  Released in April 1968 it reached No. 15 in the UK charts in the week ending 1st May 1968 spending 10 weeks in the top 40.
  10. Big Brother & The Holding Company (Feat. Janis Joplin) – Piece Of My Heart ~ In 2004, the Big Brother and the Holding Company version was ranked number 353 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song is also included among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
  11. Ohio Express – Yummy, Yummy, Yummy ~ reached No. 5 in the top 40 in the week ending 17th July 1968 spending 12 weeks on the chart.
  12. Reparata & The Delrons – Captain Of Your Ship ~ An American Girl group who found more fame in the UK their their native USA. Following the success of this single, the group toured the United Kingdom, with the backing group Clouds.
  13. Hugo Montenegro – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly ~ This is the sound track to the same film however this No. 1 hit was a cover of the original with the film being released in 1966. It has since become one of the most iconic scores in film history. The record reached No. 1 in the week ending 13th November 1968 and stayed there for 4 weeks remaining in the top 40 for 20 weeks.
  14. The Byrds – You Ain’t Going Nowhere ~ This is a classic Bob Dylan track covered by The Byrds, although popular it never got above 45th position in the UK charts although did better in Canada reaching No. 11.
  15. Lemon Pipers – Green Tambourine ~ Absolute classic sixties hippy chick music iconic of the era. Peaked at No. 7 in the week ending 13th March 1968 remaining in the top 40 for 10 weeks.
  16. Gun – Race With The Devil ~ Great Guitar Riff in this song Reached N0. 8 in the week ending 18th December 1968.
  17. Bruce Channel – Keep On ~ reached No 12 in the top 40 in August 1968 spending 14 weeks on the chart top forty.
  18. José Féliciano – Light My Fire ~ Vocalist and guitarist José Féliciano experienced significant international success when he released his version of “Light My Fire” in 1968 as a single it Peaked in the UK on 30th October 1968 at No. 6 position spending 12 weeks in the top 40.
  19. Laura Nyro – Stoned Soul Picnic ~The best-known version of the song was recorded by The 5th Dimension, and was the first single released from their album of the same title. It was the most successful single from that album, reaching No.3 on the U.S. Pop chart and No.2 on the Billboard R&B chart. It became a platinum record. Source Wikipedia
  20. The Love Affair – Everlasting Love. ~ An complete classic finishes off this CD perfectly, if was No. 1 for two weeks reach number one on the week of 31st January 1968, it remained on the charts for 12 weeks.

You could complement this with the number one for the week they got married (check what song here http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/1964/) or if you want a longer playlist then how about a montage of number ones from their anniversary for every year since they wed.

Other memorable chart hits during this year that cannot be included due to differing Artist copyrights are Clif Richard’s No. 1 Hit ‘Congratulations’ and a version of ‘Anniversary Waltz’ sung by the iconic Anita Harris.

The Bright Side Tin – Our Love Story – 10th Anniversary gifts

The Bright Side Our Love Story tin

A great 10th anniversary gift idea from The Bright Side is this ?Our Love Story? tin, perfect for stashing love letters, date-night ticket-stubs, photos, trinkets and memories that remind you of those precious moments that make your lover story special.

The ?Our Love Story’ tin is a metal tin with a hinged lid (so it can’t go astray), embossed with The Bright Sides unique quirky, aged stylised, lettering. A perfect size for any number of ‘things’, this tin is an ideal gift for your over half to keep their world organised and ensure those memories do not go astray.

The Lid read?s ?Our Love Story (Photos, Notes, Tickets trinkets & Memories)? across the top of the lid. The tin itself has white lid with red and black writing on the lid and around the body plus images of items that might be inside.

The tin is 16cm in height, 21cm in width, and 8cm in depth. Made from metal.

Golden Wedding 50th Anniversary Personalised White Wine

Golden Wedding 50th Anniversary Personalised White Wine

50th Anniversary Personalised White Wine is a great way to gift a bottle of white wine designed to match the anniversary celebration, personalise it with any message makes it a truly unique gift.

Choose from our range of label designs; select your choice from two types of French wine. This unique gift idea is perfect for the Golden Wedding.

The Label can be personalised with the couples first names and a personal message across two lines each of 40 characters long. Our Labels are printed using the highest quality waterproof inks, paper and foil (where appropriate) to ensure a true quality gift.

12%vol. Bottle Size: 75cl

50th Anniversary Personalised White Wine Personalisation Details

  • Name(s) 25 Characters Maximum
  • Label Message: 80 characters maximum across two lines of 40 characters max each.
  • Choice of Labels.
  • Optional Gift Card: Presented to (max 22 characters) Card message (max 150 characters over 5 lines)
  • Choice of Presentation Box either Gold carrier or Satin Lined Presentation Box

Tasting Notes: The Wine – Choice of 2 premium bottles of wine

Vin de Pays – Aromas of grapefruit and gooseberry with an attractive herbaceous edge. A pronounced palate of gooseberry and citrus fruit, a refreshing finish.

appellation d’origine controlée This white Grand Vin De Bordeaux is from Chateaux Montcabrier a distinguished and popular producer. A Sauvignon Blanc Semillon. The grapes are harvested at day break to preserve aromatic freshness and quickly sorted followed by gentle pressing. The wine has exuberant overtones of grapefruit and green apple that is fresh and vibrant on the palate. Serve well chilled, the wine is delicious as an aperitif or with chicken or fish dishes.

About the Appellation Controllee Classification These wines are of the highest quality. They are strictly ruled. Those rules cover methods of growing and producing, localization, grape-variety, minimum contents of alcohol, etc. All these wines are analyzed and tasted. This very strict legislation guarantees an excellent quality of AOC wines. The word “Origine” is often replaced by the name of the place of origin of the wine eg: “Appellation Bordeaux Controlee”.

Pearl Wedding 30th Anniversary Personalised White Wine

Pearl Wedding 30th Anniversary personalised white wine anniversary strip design in a satin lined presentation box

30th Anniversary Personalised White Wine is a great way to gift a bottle of white wine designed to match the anniversary celebration, personalise it with any message makes it a truly unique gift.

Choose from our range of label designs; select your choice from two types of French wine. This unique gift idea is perfect for the Pearl Wedding.

The Label can be personalised with the couples first names and a personal message across two lines each of 40 characters long. Our Labels are printed using the highest quality waterproof inks, paper and foil (where appropriate) to ensure a true quality gift.

12%vol. Bottle Size: 75cl

30th Anniversary Personalised White Wine Personalisation Details

  • Name(s) 25 Characters Maximum
  • Label Message: 80 characters maximum across two lines of 40 characters max each.
  • Choice of Labels.
  • Optional Gift Card: Presented to (max 22 characters) Card message (max 150 characters over 5 lines)
  • Choice of Presentation Box either Gold carrier or Satin Lined Presentation Box

Tasting Notes: The Wine – Choice of 2 premium bottles of wine

Vin de Pays – Aromas of grapefruit and gooseberry with an attractive herbaceous edge. A pronounced palate of gooseberry and citrus fruit, a refreshing finish.

appellation d’origine controlée This white Grand Vin De Bordeaux is from Chateaux Montcabrier a distinguished and popular producer. A Sauvignon Blanc Semillon. The grapes are harvested at day break to preserve aromatic freshness and quickly sorted followed by gentle pressing. The wine has exuberant overtones of grapefruit and green apple that is fresh and vibrant on the palate. Serve well chilled, the wine is delicious as an aperitif or with chicken or fish dishes.

About the Appellation Controllee Classification These wines are of the highest quality. They are strictly ruled. Those rules cover methods of growing and producing, localization, grape-variety, minimum contents of alcohol, etc. All these wines are analyzed and tasted. This very strict legislation guarantees an excellent quality of AOC wines. The word “Origine” is often replaced by the name of the place of origin of the wine eg: “Appellation Bordeaux Controlee”.

Silver Wedding 25th Anniversary Personalised White Wine

25th wedding anniversary personalised white wine coloured classic design in a satin lined presentation box

25th Anniversary Personalised White Wine is a great way to gift a bottle of white wine designed to match the anniversary celebration, personalise it with any message makes it a truly unique gift.

Choose from our range of label designs; select your choice from two types of French wine. This unique gift idea is perfect for the Silver Wedding.

The Label can be personalised with the couples first names and a personal message across two lines each of 40 characters long. Our Labels are printed using the highest quality waterproof inks, paper and foil (where appropriate) to ensure a true quality gift.

12%vol. Bottle Size: 75cl

25th Anniversary Personalised White Wine Personalisation Details

  • Name(s) 25 Characters Maximum
  • Label Message: 80 characters maximum across two lines of 40 characters max each.
  • Choice of Labels.
  • Optional Gift Card: Presented to (max 22 characters) Card message (max 150 characters over 5 lines)
  • Choice of Presentation Box either Gold carrier or Satin Lined Presentation Box

Tasting Notes: The Wine – Choice of 2 premium bottles of wine

Vin de Pays – Aromas of grapefruit and gooseberry with an attractive herbaceous edge. A pronounced palate of gooseberry and citrus fruit, a refreshing finish.

appellation d’origine controlée This white Grand Vin De Bordeaux is from Chateaux Montcabrier a distinguished and popular producer. A Sauvignon Blanc Semillon. The grapes are harvested at day break to preserve aromatic freshness and quickly sorted followed by gentle pressing. The wine has exuberant overtones of grapefruit and green apple that is fresh and vibrant on the palate. Serve well chilled, the wine is delicious as an aperitif or with chicken or fish dishes.

About the Appellation Controllee Classification These wines are of the highest quality. They are strictly ruled. Those rules cover methods of growing and producing, localization, grape-variety, minimum contents of alcohol, etc. All these wines are analyzed and tasted. This very strict legislation guarantees an excellent quality of AOC wines. The word “Origine” is often replaced by the name of the place of origin of the wine eg: “Appellation Bordeaux Controlee”.

Sapphire Wedding 45th Anniversary Personalised White Wine

Sapphire Wedding 45th Anniversary personalised white wine anniversary strip design in a satin lined presentation box

45th Anniversary Personalised White Wine is a great way to gift a bottle of white wine designed to match the anniversary celebration, personalise it with any message makes it a truly unique gift.

Choose from our range of label designs; select your choice from two types of French wine. This unique gift idea is perfect for the Sapphire Wedding.

The Label can be personalised with the couples first names and a personal message across two lines each of 40 characters long. Our Labels are printed using the highest quality waterproof inks, paper and foil (where appropriate) to ensure a true quality gift.

12%vol. Bottle Size: 75cl

45th Anniversary Personalised White Wine Personalisation Details

  • Name(s) 25 Characters Maximum
  • Label Message: 80 characters maximum across two lines of 40 characters max each.
  • Choice of Labels.
  • Optional Gift Card: Presented to (max 22 characters) Card message (max 150 characters over 5 lines)
  • Choice of Presentation Box either Gold carrier or Satin Lined Presentation Box

Tasting Notes: The Wine – Choice of 2 premium bottles of wine

Vin de Pays – Aromas of grapefruit and gooseberry with an attractive herbaceous edge. A pronounced palate of gooseberry and citrus fruit, a refreshing finish.

appellation d’origine controlée This white Grand Vin De Bordeaux is from Chateaux Montcabrier a distinguished and popular producer. A Sauvignon Blanc Semillon. The grapes are harvested at day break to preserve aromatic freshness and quickly sorted followed by gentle pressing. The wine has exuberant overtones of grapefruit and green apple that is fresh and vibrant on the palate. Serve well chilled, the wine is delicious as an aperitif or with chicken or fish dishes.

About the Appellation Controllee Classification These wines are of the highest quality. They are strictly ruled. Those rules cover methods of growing and producing, localization, grape-variety, minimum contents of alcohol, etc. All these wines are analyzed and tasted. This very strict legislation guarantees an excellent quality of AOC wines. The word “Origine” is often replaced by the name of the place of origin of the wine eg: “Appellation Bordeaux Controlee”.

53rd Anniversary or Birthday gifts ~ Booklet , Music & Card; 1965 in one present

53rd Anniversary or Birthday gifts ~ Booklet , Music & Card; 1965 in one present front view

Treat your loved ones to a journey to their special year with our 24 page booklet gift cards, featuring an exclusive 15 Music track CD with instant download code to allow you to rip to you PC or file storage.

Each card is packed full of interesting stories and information for 1965, ranging from headline and lifestyle news, to music and movie news. Features bright, fun designs, our booklet cards are both a card and a gift in one cool package.The CD contains hand picked music by the origainal artists from the year that spans the sounds of 1965, with a download code included for immediate download to a computer or storage device. (not iTunes)

Dimensions: Can be posted using Normal Letter Stamp. 12.7cm wide by 17.9cm 4.9mm in depth. Supplied with white envelope.

68th Anniversary or Birthday gifts ~ Booklet , Music & Card; 1950 in one present

68th Anniversary or Birthday gifts ~ Booklet , Music & Card; 1950 in one present front view

Treat your loved ones to a journey to their special year with our 24 page booklet gift cards, featuring an exclusive 15 Music track CD with instant download code to allow you to rip to you PC or file storage.

Each card is packed full of interesting stories and information for 1950, ranging from headline and lifestyle news, to music and movie news. Features bright, fun designs, our booklet cards are both a card and a gift in one cool package.The CD contains hand picked music by the origainal artists from the year that spans the sounds of 1950, with a download code included for immediate download to a computer or storage device. (not iTunes)

Dimensions: Can be posted using Normal Letter Stamp. 12.7cm wide by 17.9cm 4.9mm in depth. Supplied with white envelope.