Online and in the shops: Keep safe

Collect precious memories of your children as they grow with the ClevaMemories Keepsake Suitcase from Clevamama, €29.99.

Online and in the shops:  Keep safe

The suitcase, which can be personalised with your child’s name and date of birth, includes a 28-page baby record book and three keepsake boxes to store your baby’s hospital ID band, first curl and first tooth. Clevamama products are available in Mothercare, Smyths, Argos and other independent retailers nationwide. 15% of proceeds from ClevaMemories go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation;

Worth it: The Love Boo Luxury Mummy Spa Kit, €49.99, is a natural pampering, at-home spa kit, designed to keep skin glowing and stretch mark-free. The gift set contains three top-selling products, all safe to use during pregnancy and while nursing. Love Boo mother and baby skincare products are available online from

Smart study: Actors from the Gaiety School of Acting’s Shakespeare Schools’ programme recently performed the Three Witches scene from Macbeth, which is on this year’s Leaving Cert English syllabus. The performance in Merrion Square highlighted how exam revision can be brought to life. Macbeth is one of the new online revision courses available from Clevercourses. The company, which is part of the Folens group, provides interactive, technology-based courses for students, including language courses designed to help students revise ahead of oral exams. The Clevercourses revision course includes 15 lessons, video demonstrations, sample answers and other interactive revision tools and costs €25. For more details visit

Kitchen economics: Save your pennies with dishwasher tablets from Lidl and Aldi which have been awarded a ‘Best Buy’ accolade by consumer group Which?, outperforming leading brands like Finish and Persil. Lidl’s W5 All in One scored 80 out of 100, while Aldi’s Magnum All in One Complete came third with 77 marks. Both own-brands cost €3.45 for a pack.

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