The Gumtree Blog

The History of the Bike

Tuesday 28 October 2014, by

Since its invention in 1817, the bike has been through a few revisions before evolving into the designs we see today. Nor has it always been the easiest or safest way to travel. Take ‘the boneshaker’ for example, which required …

Build your Halloween costume on Gumtree

Thursday 23 October 2014, by

Whether you have a fancy dress party to go to or you simply like dressing up and scaring the neighbours, Halloween is a great time to get creative. And creating your costume needn’t break the bank, because with all the …

Nightmare on Gumtree – Our pick of the best Halloween flicks

Thursday 23 October 2014, by

If your trick or treating days are behind you, and you prefer a cosy night in to wearing a blood spattered costume at a fancy dress party, then surely the best way to get into the Halloween mood is to …

A Guide to Preparing Your House for Halloween

Thursday 23 October 2014, by

Halloween is almost here and if you’re anything like us you’ll want to start getting ready as soon as possible. Which means planning costumes for the fancy dress party and turning your home into a suitably spooky setting for your …

The Best Second-Hand Buggies To Buy

Tuesday 21 October 2014, by

We saw that Which? magazine launched its guide to buying a second-hand buggy this week. And we were delighted to get a mention in their report, as we pride ourselves on being a perfect place for mums to pick …

Reed’s Success Story

Tuesday 21 October 2014, by

This week we met Reed, a photographer from London who picked up the camera of her dreams on Gumtree.

As a student on a budget, she knew what sort of equipment she wanted, but couldn’t afford to buy brand new. …

Shelley’s success story

Wednesday 15 October 2014, by

This week we met Shelley from Cardiff, a new mum who recently found success on Gumtree.

She needed a buggy that could handle the tricky terrain of the gorgeous beach, where she and her husband loved to walk the …

12 books to read before you die

Tuesday 14 October 2014, by

We all love a good book, whether you’re curled up on the sofa with a cup of tea or squashed on the tube with only the story in your hands to keep you calm.

And the choice is endless. We’ve …

15 Money Saving Tips For Your Wedding Day

Wednesday 8 October 2014, by

Your wedding might be the best day of your life but can also prove to be the most expensive. We are usually tempted to spend, spend, spend but costs can quickly spiral out of control.

So how about purchasing a …

The hot BBQ debate

Friday 12 September 2014, by

We’re in the peak of summer and for once, good ol’ Blighty is actually sweltering with heat! And what usually happens when there’s even a sliver of sunshine in the usually rain-sodden Britain? Yep, you’ve got it! Out comes the …