Deciding what to put on your wedding list

The last time you wrote a gift list, you were probably six years old and knew that if you didn’t get My Little Pony with the rainbow coloured tail with the red gem for an eye, life would not be worth living. Things change as you get older and you might feel uncomfortable asking for Read more

Trade-It paints Bristol city centre red! (APRIL FOOLS!)

We have some very exciting news to tell you today. If you’re planning to go into Bristol city centre any time soon then you may notice that some of the buildings may look a little different. A little bit red perhaps? Yes, it’s official… we’ve literally painted the town red! We’ve always prided ourselves on the fact that we Read more

Top 5 cheap yet creative Valentine’s Day presents!

Top 5 cheap yet creative Valentine’s Day presents! Stuck for ideas but want to get your partner something special this Valentine’s Day? Perhaps you are still skint from Christmas? Well, no need to worry because Trade-It is here to save the day! In this sleek and sexy infographic, we outline the top 5 cheap yet creative Read more

Our tips to beat those mid-January blues!

It’s the middle of january. The fond memories of Christmas are now distant and you’re back into the full swing of work. It’s getting even colder and it’s going to be a good few months until you can bust out your shorts and sunnies. Getting out of bed and up for the miserable morning commute Read more

Fashionable accessories for your dog this Christmas

Are you planning to shower your favourite furry friend with gifts this Christmas? Forget bones, beds and leads, these days dog owners are treating their handsome hounds to smart dog coats and jumpers, designer bowls and personalized snuggle blankets. We want to help you find the perfect gift for the perfect pet, so we’ve picked Read more

What’s On this Christmas in Bristol

The festive season is well and truly upon us and if you’re looking to get into the Christmas spirit there’s no better place than Bristol. This West Country metropolis is packed full of festive things to do including markets, grottos, services and more. Our top picks are below in no particular order – and don’t Read more

Top board games for Christmas

What better way to enjoy your time together this Christmas than to slap out a board game and have some good old-fashioned family fun around the table? Pour a drink, get the dice rolling and unleash your competitive spirit! Here’s a handy refresher about what types of games you can play with kids, parents and Read more

Merry Thriftmas: This year’s top gifts and how to save on them

It’s nearly that time of year again and although the weeks running up to Christmas can give you that lovely festive feeling you often can’t help but think about the cost of it all. So here at Trade-It we’ve done our research on the top gifts for your loved ones this Christmas and how to Read more

Bristol Art

Bristol has a thriving art scene, and a number of galleries displaying both contemporary and traditional art can be found in and around the city centre. To learn more about Bristol artists and galleries, read the guide below.   No guide to art in Bristol can start without a mention for the city’s most notorious Read more

Bristol Balloon Fiesta

The Bristol Balloon Fiesta has been a major part of the city’s calendar since it began in 1979. Every August, around 500,000 people arrive at the Ashton Court site to witness the UK’s largest ballooning event. This Bristol balloon festival runs for 4 days, with a number of events and attractions to enjoy by all, Read more