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10 great gifts to fill stockings, or if you’re tightening belts

10 great gifts to fill stockings, or if you’re tightening belts

We don’t know about you, but we seem to be lurching from ‘sod it, let’s have the best Christmas ever, we deserve it after the year we’ve all had’,...
Lockdown Project ideas from Tinker and Fix

Here we go again… ideas to keep you busy during lockdown 2:0

To say it’s a weird and strange time seems a bit of an understatement. Now that national lockdown 2:0 is in full swing, we thought we’d offer some...
Black Friday & blowing out discounts in a bid to stay alive

Black Friday & blowing out discounts in a bid to stay alive

Brutal truth from us at Tinker and Fix - we don’t ‘do’ discounts.  Well, we do, but it’s a postage discount that’s offered all year round (it’s a b...
The Tinker and Fix Work-Shop to help you buy the perfect Christmas Gifts!

Launching the new Tinker and Fix Work-Shop!

No shows = new way of thinking. Because to us, as a small business, no shows = no sales. And because to us as people, no shows = no chats, convers...
Wish List for Christmas and birthday gift ideas for makers, menders and gardeners

We’ve only gone and launched a wish list….

It’s not one of those new-fangled, auto-bot website wish-lists. It’s a personalised wish list service. Just have a look through the website, choos...
Trusco toolboxes available in different sizes and colours from Tinker and Fix

Trusco toolboxes have landed from Japan!

Twice a year we get a ‘drop’ from Japan…. of the brilliant Trusco Toolboxes. We know they are on their way… when they are loaded up in Japan and w...
Tinker and Fix Christmas robot - choosing conversation over an algorithm to pick Christmas presents

Why algorithms shouldn’t pick presents...

In the search for ‘Stocking Filler’ ideas for Christmas, our (organised and therefore shopping for Christmas VERY early) friend was surprised at t...
And fast-forwarding to 16 years later...

And fast-forwarding to 16 years later...

Genuinely – we couldn’t make this stuff up – the 16th wedding anniversary gift is….. wax. Who knew. No – seriously – who knew?!  Apparently it’s s...
Wedding gift ideas from Tinker and Fix

Rewinding 16 years...our favourite wedding gift

Given that we’re celebrating 16 years of marriage today, we’ve been thinking a lot about wedding gifts.  We didn’t ask for anything, we encouraged...
Gardening Gloves from Tinker and Fix

We've now got your hands covered!

Canada holds a special place in my heart.  For a number of years in the late 90's Louise and I spent a fair bit of time snowboarding in Alberta &a...
A selection of Hori Hori Japanese trowels from Tinker and Fix

Making light work of bulb planting…

If you thought the Japanese Hori-Hori trowel was good over the Spring and the Summer, we reckon you’ll find it’s a tool for all seasons as we head...
25th September - time to think about Christmas presents?

Well, if the BBC says it….

So, the BBC reports that ‘Shoppers are warned to shop early for Christmas or miss out’. The news lands today, September 25th, which is exactly thr...