Easter Sunday 2019 – 1

 

Get ready to open up all those Easter eggs. Have a very happy Easter from Gifville.

Credit: Debenhams

Vijay, ideas to treat the ones you love

 

How will you be spending Valentine’s Day? Cooking up something special for someone special? Sharing a feast with friends? Enjoying some well-earned me-time? Whatever’s on the menu, we have recipes, gift ideas and more to inspire you.

Credits: Sainsbury’s via Outlook

The Al Boardman showreel

 

 

A ‘showreel’ advertisement designed GIF produced by British graphic artist Al Boardman in the beginning of 2017.

Credits: Al Boardman and dribbble via Tam tam, Motion graphics and Pinterest

Free Moleskine notebook – The Economist

 

 

UK magazine The Economist is offering a free designer notebook when you take out a 12-week subscription with them. Please note, Gifville is not promoting this offer and has no relations or dealings with companies featured in this GIF. This is just about appreciating a cool GIF.

Credits: The Economist via Freemoji Lottery and Outlook

UK £1 golden coin is history

 

Today is the day the familiar “sound round pound” coins of the UK are demonetised (taken out of circulation) to be replaced by a new super secure bimetallic version. The £1 coin first came into circulation in 1983, when it replaced an earlier pound note. These coins are made from copper, zinc and nickel, but before their replacement, were often counterfeited.

I managed to save one pound coin as a souvenir, which now sits in my drawer at work.

Credit: NRG-EPoS

Tough times for cats

 

As the impact of a weak and wobbly Tory government and indecisiveness over Brexit takes hold, the economic uncertainty forces some Britons to find any means possible to earn money.

Credits: Vijay Shah, Blingee, Mikey and Flickr

The new £1 coin

 

Today is the first day of issue of the UK’s new ultra-secure bimetallic one-pound coin, the first major overhaul of the denomination since its minting began in 1983. It comes with microprinting and a latent image device underneath the Queen’s profile. Banks here at Tottenham Court Road in London will be among the first to distribute the coin to customers.

Credits: Royal Mint via MoneyComms