Mother’s Day Gifts for the Mum Who Loves Wine

Mother’s Day is upon us and this year it’s different. So what should you get for your mum, who loves wine if you can’t take her out for a Mother’s Day lunch this year? You might not even get to see her this year, so why not deliver something to her place.

Wine Bottle Glass

I mean, the only question is – why don’t I have one of these? Seems very practical for the time when you don’t want to get up for another glass of wine…

Wine Bottle Glass £12.00

A Fancy New Bar Cart

Now I know, this is a little expensive, but you did save money on not taking her out for a fancy lunch and you know your mum deserves something nice. Just think about how happy it will make her to look at it every time or tell her friends that she got it for Mother’s Day!

Vintage Style Bar Cart £74.95

Gift Vouchers, so she can stock up on wine

Sure, a voucher isn’t the most thoughtful gift, but we all fall into online shopping in the past few weeks, it would be nice to spend some credit. It fits every budget and she can finally stock up her wine selection to survive the next few weeks of crazy we are facing. Or gin selection, because sometimes you need something stronger.

Wine Tote Bag

I’ve talked about the tote bag before, but I think this is the perfect present for the whole family, including my mum who does enjoy a glass of wine in nature. It looks great, available in multiple colours and fits two bottles.

Insulated Wine Tote Carrier £19.99

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5 True Crime Books Every True Crime Junkie Must Have

5 True Crime Books Every True Crime Junkie Must Have

Do you consider yourself a real true crime junkie? Then you must have (and read) these absolute classics. The Zodiac, the Green River Killer or Ted Bundy, they cover it all.

1) Ann Rule: The Stranger Beside Te

A #1 New York Times Best Seller, The Stranger Beside Me gives us probably one of the most intimate portrait of Ted Bundy. Ann Rule who had years of experience and someof the best connections in law enforcement have been the serial killer’s friend for years, worked the night shift together at the crisis hotline and she is one of the few people who regularly kept in contact with Ted Bundy after his imprisonment. together and stayed in touch with Bundy after his imprisonment.

It isn’t and easy read, it’s dark and twisted but Ann Rule is one of the best crime writers and she pays respect to all the known victims.

Price: It’s FREE with Kindle Unlimited and Audibook and it’s available in hardcover and paperback too.

2) The Riverman: Ted Bundy and I Hunt for the Green River Killer

I know, I know, another Ted Bundy book… But listen, this book set me off on the path of true crime books and Robert Keppel’s relationship with Ted Bundy is pretty incredible.

July 15, 1982 they discover the first victim of the “Green River Killer” then in quick succession more and more bodies are showing up in and around Washington state’s Green River. The serial killer has been suspected in over 40 murders and the authorities are at a complete loss on who could be the perpetrator.

Then Robert Keppel receives a letter from Ted Bundy who is sitting on death row and very much interested in the details of the case, after all these are his old hunting grounds. He offers his help and in the following years he has regular contact with the investigator helpiing him to understand this other monster.

It’s an interesting concept – think Ed Kemper in Mindhunters or the Silence of the Lambs – to follow the investigation through the years while the countdown is on for Ted Bundy’s execution. While Ted helps Keppel, he also reveals more and more about his dark mind. Not for the faint hearted!

Price: The Kindle edition is £4.99 and the hardcover is £28.75

3) Robert Greysmith: Zodiac

“This is the Zodiac speaking. I like killing people because it is so much fun…the most thrilling experience…”

The Zodiac Killer terrorised Northern California and taunted the police for years with his mocking notes. It is still one of the biggest mysteries in the true crime world and any book or movie on the topic is an inerest of mine, so obviously it had tobe on the list.

He was never caught. Author Robert Graysmith tells the inside story of the hunt for the hooded killer, and finally reveals his possible true identity.

Price: It’s FREE on Audobook and the paperback is £7.99

4) Rober Keppel: Signature Killers

Was there ever a book about serial killers not covering Ted Bundy? Not my fault that one of the best detectives, Keppel again, wrote so much about him. But this book covers much more than that – itgoes deep into the mind of serial killers likeJeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacey.

Interpreting the calling cards of the serial murderer, Robert Keppel reveals the answers hidden among the grisly evidence, the common threads that link each devastating act of brutal violence. Explore in unflinching detail the monstrous patterns, sadistic compulsions and depraved motives of the killer, and why they kill again and again.

The book is very graphic and sometimes dry, but if you are a true crime junkie you need to have it.

Price: the Kindle Edition is £2.99 and the paperback edition is £9.99

5) Stay Sexy and Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide From the My Favorite Murder Podcast

A light hearted at the end. I’m obsessed with the My Favourite Murder podcast and I think Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff aren’t just incredibly funny, but very strong and sane emphatetic voices in today’s crayz world.

This book is an honest account of depression, eating disorders and addiction. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll thank me for suggesting this book.

Price: It’s free with Audible,  £9.99 on Kindle and  £11.99 in the beautiful hardcover edition.

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3 Present Idea for Your Vinofil Best Friend

My best friend is obsessed with wine so for years now wine has been my go to inspiration when her birthday rolls around. Here are some awesome ideas which you can steal. Go ahead… I promise won’t tell anyone.

1) Shower Holder for Wine and Beer

Some of my friends say shower beers and wines are disgusting but I have to disagree with them. A hot shower and a cold drink is the best thing you can do at the end of a long day. Give the gift of having the most chilled evening.

SipCaddy Shower Portable Cupholder Caddy For Beer & Wine Suction Cup Drink Holder Clear £17.21

SipCaddy Shower Portable Cupholder Caddy For Beer & Wine Suction Cup Drink Holder Clear

2) Wine Decanter

Do you know that feeling that you wouldn’t buy something for yourself but you have been wanting one for years? Wine decanter is one of those things and a beautiful decanter isn’t just useful, it’s also a beautiful addition on the shelf.

Wine Decanter £29.99

3) Wine Tote Bag

Now you might say I’m being selfish with this item, but wouldn’t be nice if someone else would carry the wine for the picnick or to the beach becauste they have a designated wine bag? It also looks good an fits two bottles.

Insulated Wine Tote Carrier £19.99

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