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Can you recommend a magazine?

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Grammaretto Fri 11-Jan-19 17:37:09

I'm thinking of subscribing to a magazine as a housewarming present for DD .
I would have chosen good housekeeping or country living but they both look a teeny bit dull and traditional for a younger generation.
Suggestions welcome please or another idea for a gift.

labazsisslowlygoingmad Fri 11-Jan-19 17:38:20

prima or essentials

Cherrytree59 Fri 11-Jan-19 17:49:30

Does she read magazines on line or does she prefer the actual magazine itself?

Some online magazines come free with amazon prime (amazon prime on line reading).

I read House Beautiful on line (free)
but you can also subscribe to their magazine.
What does your DD already read or buy?

Prima is good for sewing and knitting projects.

Ilovecheese Fri 11-Jan-19 17:52:07

Your Home has ideas that seem to be for modern houses, DIY projects, colour schemes, a bit of cooking.

ginny Fri 11-Jan-19 17:56:48

Prima. Good variety of topics, articles a short story, and not pages and pages of adverts.

Poppyred Fri 11-Jan-19 18:56:11

I like Woman and Home, a good mixture of topics.

MissAdventure Fri 11-Jan-19 18:58:01

I used to like 'She' a few years ago, and I'm fairly youngish now.

Maggiemaybe Fri 11-Jan-19 19:24:20

I thought Prima was aimed more at an older age group, though the patterns are good. I subscribe myself and the DDs have never shown any interest. They seem to like Grazia.

farview Fri 11-Jan-19 19:24:26

My children and their partners like Ideal Home magazine

Grammaretto Fri 11-Jan-19 19:29:56

Thanks. Essentials seems to be discontinued.
I suppose I was hoping you might know of some for young mums with not much cash. A bit modern smile
Prima is ok. Funnily we were featured in it about 10 yrs ago.

I was thinking of the printed version. Too much time is spent on-line.
Get me!!

Maggiemaybe Fri 11-Jan-19 19:54:10

How old is your DD, Grammaretto?

Grammaretto Fri 11-Jan-19 20:03:27

She's 30 .Maggiemaybe
She is a keen homemaker, crafter and has a garden and small children.

M0nica Fri 11-Jan-19 20:10:44

Why not go to WH Smith or any good newsagent - even your local supermarket - and browse the magazines there until you see something she would like.

SueDonim Fri 11-Jan-19 21:39:46

I'm not sure if you want a house-based magazine but if not, then Landscape is beautiful. It had gorgeous articles and photographs often with quotations and lines of poetry dotted through it.

I've just treated myself to a subscription to it with Tesco vouchers. www.landscapemagazine.co.uk

Tangerine Fri 11-Jan-19 21:50:24

Cosmopolitan

Grammaretto Fri 11-Jan-19 22:17:24

That landscape mag looks beautiful
SueDonim I can see why you subscribed.
We don't have much on the shelves in my little town which is why I asked on here. Thanks for all your suggestions.

jenpax Sat 12-Jan-19 08:13:04

Coast magazine is excellent

BlueSapphire Sat 12-Jan-19 08:27:40

I think Prima would be just right for her. Pity they discontinued Essentials, DD and I preferred it to Prima. DD, (mid 30s) likes Ideal Home as well.

Grammaretto Sat 12-Jan-19 12:56:31

Thanks all. I had a look at the Ideal Home on-line and it looks as if it would be a practical one. Homes for real people rather than rich people.
However I do love to browse the beautiful magazines too.

EllanVannin Sat 12-Jan-19 13:49:50

Cheshire Life-------Lady magazine.