Christmas Gift Guide Part 23.

Gifts for Kids – Photo Caramel Charlie Bear These Personalised Bears have been a family favourite since the beginning, so it’s no surprise that the Photo Caramel Charlie Bear (www.giftpup.com/photo-caramel-charlie-bear-3801) […]

Gifts for Kids – Photo Caramel Charlie Bear

These Personalised Bears have been a family favourite since the beginning, so it’s no surprise that the Photo Caramel Charlie Bear (www.giftpup.com/photo-caramel-charlie-bear-3801) was GiftPup’s most popular gift this year. This super soft bear features a beautiful print of your chosen picture, alongside a small personalised message for your loved one on its t-shirt. Each bear is available in 3 different sizes and with two t-shirt colours, to help make it the perfect bear for your child, and for a personalised photo gift that is sure to be cherished for years to come.

Gifts for Men – Rectangle Silver Finish Cufflinks


Our stylish Rectangle Silver Finish Cufflinks (www.giftpup.com/rectangle-silver-finish-cufflinks-5176) are a great gift for the man in your life, whether they’re for Dad’s birthday, your Hubby’s Christmas present, or even for your Fiancée to wear on the big day. Each pair of rhodium plated, silver cufflinks is available with an engraved box that features a message of your choice, and the cufflinks themselves each fit up to 8 characters for perfect personalisation. They also come in a personalisable gift box with a plush velvet lining for perfect presentation and storage.

Gifts for Women –


If she loves waking up to a well-brewed pot of ‘Rosy-Lee’, then why not treat her to this traditionally styled ’Crown’ Fine Bone China Pot Belly Teapot? (www.giftpup.com/the-tea-rooms-fine-bone-china-pot-belly-teapot) The teapot has a stunningly simple crown design that can be personalised with her name and even a message of love, merriment, or good tidings. With 3 lines of personalisation space (and up to 31 characters per line), there is more than enough space to leave her the perfect message for any occasion. The 4-cup capacity makes this tea pot the perfect way to brew an excellent cuppa, and any tea lover is sure to love it.

Gifts for Pets –

What better way to help your pet snuggle up warm than with one of our new luxury wooden pet beds? This Grey Luxury Wooden Pet Bed (www.giftpup.com/grey-luxury-wooden-pet-bed) is the perfect gift for any pampered pet, and is handcrafted for your four-legged friend. Each bed features a made to fit cushion with a hard-wearing fabric back for them to lay on, and comes complete with 5 mini cushions to keep them as comfy and cosy as possible. This beautiful bed also features finished wood and anti slip feet, and comes complete with your pets name on the front.

Stiff Guy Yoga
Regain Your twentysomething Self in 30 Days! Author, Nikki Lynds-Xavier.

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Available at WH Smith & Amazon online!

Key selling points • A practical beginner’s guide to yoga designed for men • A 30 day fix to leave readers feeling twentysomething again • Nikki has had huge success with her Stiff Guy Yoga classes
Can’t put your socks on without sitting down? Tight hips, hamstrings, hip flexors, back and shoulders… sound familiar? Then this is the book for you!
For men who want to improve their flexibility, reboot their energy levels, decrease stress and, most importantly, regain their zip and zeal for life, Stiff Guy Yoga is here to help.
Yoga teacher Nikki Lynds-Xavier invites readers to take her 30 day challenge. The focus of the book is very much on the mechanics of the yoga body. The appeal of Stiff Guy Yoga has led to Nikki teaching the British Army and the Fire Brigade.
£12.99 ISBN 9781838590666
Nikki Lynds-Xavier was originally a lawyer and Partner of a large London law firm, until her love of yoga took her to California to train as a yoga teacher. On her return to the UK she founded Stiff Guy Yoga, a practice specifically designed for men new to yoga.

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Hunting for that personalised gift for those loved ones that are far away?

Send a gift of Lolly Mail by selecting their favourite lollies and chocolates and sending straight to their door. Send ahead of Christmas day to bring that early Christmas cheer.

Great for rugby blokes, for the parents that live far away and for the kiddies to share the Christmas spirit!

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JOIN IN THE SPIRIT OF ‘OMOTENASHI’ WITH ROKU GIN THIS FESTIVE SEASON

Roku Gin, the latest Japanese gin to hit South African shores, attributes their subtle, yet complex flavour profile to the seasons and harvesting their botanicals at the precise timing in which they blossom and bloom. In light of the season of giving, Roku wishes to further their age-old tradition of sharing with the launch of their limited edition festive gift packs – a flawless gift for both the gin newbie and experienced veteran.

This celebratory gift comes complete with a beautiful bottle of Roku – a signature of Japanese craftsmanship, from the embossed bottle to the traditional label – accompanied by two ceramic cups, each etched with the Roku logo. Enthusiasts will find these spoils delicately packaged in a blush case, wrapped with a cherry blossom print that will hold its own under the tree. The elements invite gin-lovers to experience more than a simple gin & tonic and engage in the spirit of Japanese hospitality, Omotenashi, where people are encouraged to pour each other’s Roku Gin as a part of the refreshing Japanese ritual to share the spirit, and enjoy it with friends.

Prepped with precision, the brand’s perfect serve Japanese gin & tonic is created with ice and slices of fresh ginger – six, representing the traditional, seasonal botanicals that help shape the brand’s unique flavour profile – to balance the Yuzu top notes, mixed with a good quality tonic. The serving ritual and recipe is conveniently outlined on the back of the Roku Gin festive pack for ease of celebrating.

In a 750ml bottle at 43% ABV, the Roku festive packs are offered at a recommended retail price of R299 in major retailers nationally; Makro, Pick n Pay, Checkers, and selected TOPS at Spar.

For more information, please visit www.suntory.co.jp/wnb/rokugin/

The KettlebellConnect by JAXJOX looks like a single kettlebell but actually features six weights that can be changed in seconds via an LCD digital display. With the touch of a button, you can select weights in 6kg increments from 5.5kg to 19kg.

The innovative kettlebell has been designed to be used alongside the accompanying JAXJOX app, where you can log and track your every workout – the KettlebellConnect logs workouts via Bluetooth and automatically uploads and syncs the data on the app.

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Sustrans 2019 Christmas gift guide

Sustrans, the UK walking and cycling charity, has a whole range of ideal gifts for the cycling advocate in your life. From fun stocking fillers, to handy maps, stylish bags and t-shirts – there’s something for everyone.

All the profits from the shop directly support the charity’s work, so shopping with Sustrans this Christmas means you’re supporting the maintenance of the National Cycle Network – a network of cycling and walking paths – of which Sustrans is the custodian. With each purchase you’re supporting this important piece of transport infrastructure and making it easier for people across the UK to walk and cycle.

For the cycling fashionista

*** New this Christmas ***

The Sustrans new Freewheelin’ range has it all. From organic cotton t-shirts, and notebooks to jot down your next cycling adventure to the perfect mug or water bottle for on the go rehydration and quirky tea towels that are guaranteed to impress guests. All products feature an illustration drawn exclusively for Sustrans by Somerset-based illustrator and designer Harriet Birt.

Kid’s freewheelin’ t-shirt £10

Men’s freewheelin’ t-shirt £15

Women’s freewheelin’ t-shirt £15

Freewheelin’ notebook £7

Mug for banner

Freewheelin’ mug £12

Freewheelin’ tea towel £7.50

Freewheelin’ water bottle £15

For the weekend warrior

Sustrans’ Circular Day Rides North – 75 rides throughout Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland

This collection features 75 day rides of between 20 and 30 miles on parts of the National Cycle Network, quiet lanes and byways. A map, route profile and text directions are provided for every ride, plus a list of pubs along the route and nearby bike shops and hire.

£14.99

Sustrans’ Circular Day Rides South – 75 rides throughout southern England, the Midlands and Wales

This collection features 75 day rides of between 20 and 30 miles on parts of the National Cycle Network, quiet lanes and byways. A map, route profile and text directions are provided for every ride, plus a list of pubs along the route and nearby bike shops and hire.

£14.99

Sustrans’ Circular Day Rides SOUTH

For the whole family

Sustrans’ Traffic Free Cycle Rides guidebook

This bestseller brings together 150 of the UK’s finest traffic-free walking and cycling routes, graded from easy to challenging according to distance, terrain and gradient. As well as maps and photographs, it also includes information about local bike hire, public transport links and the best cycle-friendly places to stay, eat and drink along the way.

£12

For the adventurer

Sustrans’ branded Ortlieb panniers

Available in five colours, this Ortlieb classic roll-back pannier pair is a firm favourite among cyclists – and for good reason. They are completely waterproof, made from tear-resistant polyester and feature large reflectors, a removable padded shoulder strap and a handy zip-sealed compartment. The panniers have a combined 40L capacity.

£100

For the commuter

Sustrans’ branded Ortlieb Velocity Rucksack

Completely waterproof and made from tear-resistant polyester, the Ortlieb classic roll-back rucksack is fitted with padded shoulder straps, waist buckles and a robust foam back for optimal air circulation. As well as an Ortlieb logo reflector, it features fixings for a bike light or helmet, a carrying handle and detachable interior pocket with zipper.

£75

For the cyclist who has it all

Sponsor a mile

Why not sponsor someone’s favourite mile on the National Cycle Network? They’ll get an exclusive sponsor’s certificate, a Sustrans “I love the NCN” fridge magnet and email updates about what’s new on the Network. All that and the extra benefit of a commitment to keeping the Network they love going and growing.

£30

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Three Shades of Pink For Your Christmas and New Year Drinks Cabinet

Lanique Spirit of Rose

Lanique Rose Spirit is a distinctive spirit liqueur, made to an original recipe that uses thousands of hand-picked rose petals, giving Lanique its natural rose taste and aroma.
Lanique is distilled from Attar of Rose; a liquid as valuable as gold. This exotic ingredient is created by steam distilling thousands of hand-picked rose petals that are sourced from the East. The Attar of Rose is then added in a slow, multi-part process with carefully selected sugars and a neutral fine grain spirit.

The rose petals provide the vibrant and bold pink colour and it is best enjoyed with tonic water as an alternative to a Gin and Tonic.

Lanique & Tonic
25ml/50ml Lanique
Tonic Water
Garnish: Lime Wedge & Rose Petals

Simply pour 25ml/50ml of Lanique into a copa glass filled with ice and top with your favourite tonic.
Garnish with a lime wedge and rose petals.

Lanique can also be added to favourite mixers such as ginger ale. It also lends a splash of sophistication to sparkling wine and champagne or adds a rosy twist to a classic cocktail.

RRP: £22.50 for 50 cl or £29.50 for 70cl

Available from: Amazon and Master of Malt

Pinkster Royale

This rich raspberry spirit makes for a fabulous Christmas cocktail. A member of the Pinkster family, it is made from up-cycled gin soaked raspberries used to make the original Pinkster Gin and contains no added sugar.

Pinkster Royale Fizz
Prosecco/Champagne
Dash of Pinkster Royal

Add a dash of Pinkster Royale to a glass of your favourite fizz.

Pinkster Royale is also best enjoyed neat over ice.

RRP: £25.00 for 35cl

Available from: www.pinkstergin.com

Kokoro Cherry Blossom Gin Liqueur

Kokoro’s Cherry Blossom Gin Liqueur is a British Gin Liqueur with a Japanese heart.

Kokoro’s Cherry Blossom Liqueur, Sakura in Japanese, has a uniquely floral flavour and the softest hint of sweet cherry.

The image on the bottle forms a triptych of Mount Bandai in Fukushima prefecture, painted by Koshu, the master calligrapher who also painted the Hiragana of Kokoro on Kokoro’s London Dry Gin bottle.

The Liqueur bottle also includes the kanji meanings of ‘Hanakotoba,’ the Japanese language of flowers where Cherry Blossom stands for elegance.

Sakura 75 Cocktail
20ml Kokoro Gin
20ml Kokoro Cherry Blossom Liqueur
10ml Lemon Juice

Simply shake together the Kokoro Gin, Kokoro Cherry Blossom Liqueur and Lemon Juice.
Strain into a long flute, top up with 125ml Prosecco or Champagne and garnish with a cherry.

Kokoro also have two more liqueurs which include Blueberry & Lemongrass and Yuzu & Ginger.

Available from kokorogin.com and John Lewis
RRP: As a 20cl gift set for £37.50 or as an individual bottle from £12.50 for 20cl or £20.50 for 50cl.

The Most Magical Disney Hamper

A magical Disney inspired tea hamper for the most magical and wonderful time of the year. This limited edition and exclusive hamper hosts a carefully curated range of teas and infusions, including an enchanting colour changing tisane and an exquisite Christmas blend. A little seasonal indulgence comes courtesy of Ridiculously Rich by Alana, winner of The Apprentice, plus a surprise sweet treat. National Tea Day have made this hamper a must for all Disney fans and tea lovers.

A 7-cup / 1.7L ZeroWater filter jug is included to ensure the purest water for the perfect cup of tea. To complete the most amazing Christmas tea experience, a beautiful gift-boxed Disney teacup and saucer set of your choice, so you can create the perfect magical Christmas tea par-tea. Choose of one of the following Disney sets; Cinderella, Elsa, Belle, Jasmine, Maleficent or Vintage Mickey. If one set isn’t enough you can add more to hamper.

What’s included:

Disney Character Tea Cup and Saucer Set.
ZeroWater 7 Cup Filter.
Nazani Tea Mallow Caddy.
The Teamakers of London no31. Authentic Christmas Blend Caddy.
The Teamakers of London Fruity Tea Blends Tea Discovery Selection.
Ahmad Tea Royal Breakfast Tea.
Oteas Strawberry and Cream Tea.
Nazani Tea Pumpkin Sugar Crystals.
Ridiculously Rich by Alana Grab & Go Bars Millionaire Brownies.
Ridiculously Rich by Alana Grab & Go Bars Peanut Butter Fudge Slice.
Surprise Treat.
National Tea Day Tea Pairings and Recipe Suggestions.

The Limited Edition Magical Disney Christmas Tea Hamper Puri-Tea Edition costs £154.99 from NationalTeaDay All presented in an elegant hamper gift box.

NOW 100 Hits Even More Forgotten 80s – 5CD

Release Date: 15th November 2019

RRP: £11.99

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Oh the Eighties; dodgy mullet memories, perms perfect for poodles and enough Lycra to make Mr Motivator blush. Although there were parts of the Eighties we’d prefer to forget, there is no denying it was the ultimate decade for pop music, it even gave us the NOW Music compilation series in 1983. Following on from their album NOW Forgotten 80s, which earlier this year shone a light on all those amazing tracks we didn’t even realise we missed, NOW 100 Hits Even More Forgotten 80s is here to delve even deeper into the earworms of the 80s, with a healthy dose of nostalgia mixed in.

Tracks include queen of the decade Kim Wilde’s Chequered Love to Aussie favourite Jason Donavon’s Sealed With A Kiss to everybody’s favourite girl group Bananarama’s Nathan Jones, through to classic feel-good dance tracks I Can Make You Feel Good by Shalamar and Mama Used to Say by Junior.

So, whether you were dancing in your bedroom with a hairbrush in hand, singing along to your favourite heartthrobs or down at the disco pulling out the running man then NOW Music has something for you. With an almighty 100 tracks, this compilation will have you grooving from dusk until dawn, reliving your memories and creating new ones, proving the Eighties really is the decade to beat.

And if you’re looking for even more of an 80s experience, Now That’s What I Call Music Live 80s will be touring across the UK so you can sing, dance and party along to all your favourite hits in a live concert. Presented by Gary Davies and Mark Goodier and performed by a powerhouse live band with sensational singers Sandy Grigelis, Paige Cook and Shellyann, this will be a night you won’t forget.

Get tickets and dates here: www.ticketmaster.co.uk/now-thats-what-i-call-the-80s-live-tickets/artist/5299556

TRACK LIST

CD ONE:

01. Five Star – System Addict

02. Dexys Midnight Runners & Kevin Rowland – Jackie Wilson Said (I’m In Heaven When You Smile)

03. The Style Council – Speak Like A Child

04. Soft Cell – Bedsitter

05. UB40 – Don’t Break My Heart

06. Bad Manners – Special Brew

07. David Grant & Jaki Graham – Could It Be I’m Falling In Love

08. Princess – Say I’m Your Number One

09. Junior – Mama Used To Say

10. Shalamar – I Can Make You Feel Good

11. Electronic – Getting Away With It

12. Krush – House Arrest

13. Fat Boys & The Beach Boys – Wipeout

14. Taffy – I Love My Radio

15. Tanita Tikaram – Good Tradition

16. Suzanne Vega – Luka

17. Mica Paris – My One Temptation

18. Champaign – How ‘Bout Us

19. Loose Ends – Magic Touch

20. Shakatak – Night Birds

CD TWO:

01. Was (Not Was) – Walk The Dinosaur

02. Bros – Too Much

03. Culture Club – I’ll Tumble 4 Ya

04. Dollar – Mirror Mirror

05. Level 42 – The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)

06. Linx – Intuition

07. Cliff Richard- Dreamin’

08. Kim Wilde – Chequered Love

09. King – Alone Without You

10. Animotion – Obsession

11. Samantha Fox – Touch Me (I Want Your Body)

12. Talk Talk – Life’s What You Make It

13. Spandau Ballet – Musclebound

14. Eighth Wonder- I’m Not Scared

15. Boy Meets Girl – Waiting For A Star To Fall

16. Brother Beyond – He Ain’t No Competition

17. Goombay Dance Band – Seven Tears

18. Jason Donovan – Sealed With A Kiss

19. It Bites – Calling All The Heroes

20. The Maisonettes – Heartache Avenue

CD THREE:

01. Marilyn – Calling Your Name

02. New Musik – Living By Numbers

03. Bananarama – Nathan Jones

04. Nick Kamen – Each Time You Break My Heart

05. Then Jerico – Big Area

06. Big Country – Look Away

07. Status Quo – What You’re Proposing

08. Coast To Coast – (Do) The Hucklebuck

09. Ollie & Jerry – Breakin’…There’s No Stopping Us

10. Haywoode – Roses

11. Thomas Dolby – Hyperactive!

12. The Blow Monkeys – It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way

13. Eric B. & Rakim – Paid In Full

14. Wax – Bridge To Your Heart

15. Whistle – (Nothing Serious) Just Buggin’

16. Boogie Box High – Jive Talkin’

17. Nik Kershaw – Wide Boy

18. The Hooters – Satellite

19. Mr. Mister – Kyrie

20. Fuzzbox – International Rescue

CD FOUR:

01. Billy Ocean – Loverboy

02. Hue & Cry – Looking For Linda

03. Pete Wylie – Sinful

04. Arcadia – Election Day

05. Classix Nouveaux – Is It A Dream

06. Altered Images – I Could Be Happy

07. Mari Wilson – Just What I Always Wanted

08. Heaven 17 – (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang

09. China Crisis – Black Man Ray

10. Robert Palmer – She Makes My Day

11. Captain Sensible – Happy Talk

12. The Flying Pickets – Only You

13. All About Eve – Martha’s Harbour

14. The Dream Academy – Life In A Northern Town

15. Breathe – Hands To Heaven

16. Johnny Logan – Hold Me Now

17. Bucks Fizz – Now Those Days Are Gone

18. The Kane Gang – Closest Thing To Heaven

19. Jona Lewie – You’ll Always Find Me In The Kitchen At Parties

20. Sky – Toccata

CD FIVE:

01. Shakin’ Stevens – Oh Julie

02. Alvin Stardust – Pretend

03. Boys Town Gang – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

04. Liquid Gold – Dance Yourself Dizzy

05. Carly Simon – Why

06. Musical Youth – Never Gonna Give You Up

07. The Lambrettas – Poison Ivy

08. The Human League – Open Your Heart

09. Edelweiss – Bring Me Edelweiss

10. Terence Trent D’Arby – Dance Little Sister

11. Paul Young – I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down

12. Art Of Noise – Close (To The Edit)

13. Bomb The Bass – Megablast (Hip Hop On Precinct 13)

14. S’Express – Superfly Guy

15. Coldcut feat. Yazz & The Plastic Population – Doctorin’ The House

16. L.A. Mix – Check This Out (Fierce Vocal)

17. Adam & The Ants – Dog Eat Dog

18. Godley & Creme – Under Your Thumb

19. Nicole – A Little Peace

20. The Look – I Am The Beat

Here We ProsecGO Again – Aldi’s Sell-Out Methuselah Available Now

Aldi’s 6 litre Methuselah of Prosecco has made a much-anticipated re-appearance, just in time for the festive party season
The giant bottle of bubbly sold out in a day last Christmas

Bubbly fans can rejoice, as Aldi’s supersized Methuselah of Prosecco (£99.99) has made a hotly anticipated comeback this Christmas – after selling out in just 24 hours last year.

The enormous six-litre bottle holds an equivalent of EIGHT 75cl bottles and contains a Prosecco that’s light, fun and frothy – with notes of parma violets, ripe pear and papaya, as well as having a soft and well-balanced palate. Those looking to get the party started will be able to get their hands on this mammoth bottle of vino on the supermarket’s online wine store now.

But whilst the massive Methuselah definitely makes a statement, the fizz can be a little fickle to open! Which is why Aldi‘s Wine Expert, Mistress of Wine Sam Caporn, is here to help – with a helpful guide on how to safely pop open your Methuselah:

Step 1: Chilling your Methuselah

We all know that it’s vital to chill your bottle of bubbly before serving, but if you don‘t have the luxury of a completely empty fridge, getting your Methuselah cool can be a little trickier than your average bottle. I’d recommend chilling your Methuselah in a large bucket filled with ice, or leaving it outside if it’s nice and cold, to get that lovely cool fizz.

Step 2: Popping the cork

Whether it’s a normal size bottle or a Methuselah – it’s important that you open the bottle safely to avoid any flying corks. For this larger bottle, I’d say this is definitely a two-man job, so grab a pal and follow the below:

First remove the muzzle – but make sure you keep hold of the cork at all times (this is the key to avoiding any accidents)
Now its time for a little help from your friends – one of you needs to hold the base of the bottle while the other looks after the neck
Pointing away from the party of people, twist the bottle (and not the cork) until the cork gently loosens
Step 3: Pouring the Prosecco

Again this is a two man-job – so you’ll need a friend (one holding the base and one holding the neck). The main thing is to take it slow to avoid any spills and wastage. Some people like to pour their Methuselah into decanters – but personally I think that takes a bit of the fun (and froth) out of it!

Step 4: Enjoy

This one is easy – you know what to do!

Visit www.aldi.co.uk/c/wines/bubbles for more information on Aldi’s fizz*.

The perfect collaboration for your little ones this Christmas.

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Havaianas has teamed up with Disney’s Frozen to create a pair of magical flip flops featuring Ana and Elsa!

They are the perfect stocking filler this Christmas season.

Christmas time in Music City

Seasonal breaks to Nashville from £899pp – discover Music City’s spectacular ‘Holiday Harmony’ celebrations

Tuesday 12th November, LONDON – An alternative seasonal break to sing about – Nashville offers a warm country welcome to visitors this Christmas time. With direct flights taking just nine hours (that’s only an hour and a half more than the average flight to New York!) Nashville has a whole host of twinkling light displays, concerts and performances to discover. These festive holidays from Bon Voyage, Inspiring Travel Company, Travelplanners and Purely America are available to book now:

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Inspiring Travel Company – A Country Christmas in Nashville package, 3 nights from £1,705pp
Includes direct flights with British Airways departing from London Heathrow (November 15th, 22nd, 29th November and 5th December), private airport transfers, three nights at the Thompson Nashville Hotel, tickets to the Grand Ole Opry on a Friday night and a Nashville Music Attraction Pass www.inspiringtravelcompany.co.uk | 01244 435 156

Bon Voyage – New Year’s in Nashville package, 4 nights from £1,235pp
Includes direct flights with British Airways departing from London Heathrow (29th December) and four nights at the centrally located Indigo Hotel from £1,599pp, or alternatively the Preston Hotel close to the airport for £1,235pp www.bon-voyage.co.uk | 0800 316 0194

Purely America – Music city in Lights package, 4 nights from £899pp
Includes direct flights with British Airways departing from London Heathrow throughout December and four nights at the Millennium Maxwell hotel (based on two people sharing), plus Music in City Lights tickets www.purelysouthernusa.co.uk | 0844 80 444 80

Travelplanners – Nashville Christmas Lights package, 7 nights (not including flights) from £789pp
Includes 7 nights at the Millennium Maxwell House and Music City Lights tour including transfers www.travelplanners.co.uk | 020 3542 8888

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Music City in Lights

Visit Music City has introduced the Music City in Lights Ticket Combo Pack, allowing visitors to experience three different attractions with unique holiday lights experiences. The Ticket Combo Pack includes an adult ticket to:

GLOW – Nashville’s brightest Christmas experience will take place at First Tennessee Park. A new must-see holiday attraction this year, GLOW features over 4 million lights, one of the country’s tallest Christmas trees, snow tubing, Santa’s workshop, and more (22nd November – 31st December).
Zoolumination – The country’s largest Chinese lantern festival, guests can expect 500 custom-made silk lanterns spread across 60 acres, creating holiday scenes and elaborate displays with Zoo animal favourites (15th November – 31st December).
Cheekwood Holiday Lights – A Nashville favourite, illuminating Cheekwood Estate & Gardens with one million lights. Holiday concerts, cookie decorating, and special events will also take place as part of the celebrations (23rd November – 5th January).
The Music City in Lights Ticket Combo Pack also includes optional shuttle transportation and a Holiday Memory Box containing a Spirit of Nashville ornament, a cosy fleece blanket, and a Music City campfire mug. Child tickets can be added on to the Adult Combo Package for an additional cost. visitmusiccity.com/holidaylightspackage.

Holiday Harmony

The holidays in Nashville would not be complete without A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland. Over 3 million holiday lights twinkle throughout the property, in addition to ice skating, carriage rides, Santa photos and special activities. Nashville also celebrates the festive season with special musical performances and concerts:

The Nashville Symphony will host festive concerts from Dave Barnes, Drew & Ellie Holcomb, and Michael W. Smith, in addition to a special viewing of Home Alone with a live score from the Symphony, and more.
Nashville’s Nutcracker by the Nashville Ballet is a great choice for the whole family, while a more mature audience will enjoy Manheim Steamroller Christmas and Hamilton at the Tennessee Performing Arts Centre.
Amy Grant & Vince Gill, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Christmas will bring holiday cheer to the Ryman Auditorium.
For more information, please visit visitmusiccity.com/holidayharmony.

New Year’s Eve in Nashville

On December 31st, visitors can ring in the new year at the FREE Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville concert, featuring GRAMMY Award winner Keith Urban, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, The Struts, Amanda Shires and the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Purchase Gold Circle Party tickets or the Nashville New Year’s Eve Celebration Package today.

For more information please visit visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve

SAMSUNG

GALAXY A70

Built with Samsung’s latest innovations and upgraded essential features, Galaxy A70 brings you a stylish design, large infinity display, enhanced triple camera, powerful battery with fast charge and seamless connectivity. It features a 6.7” Infinity-U display, an immersive viewing experience whilst providing optimal grip and is available in three distinctive colours including Blue, Black and White.

Recommended Retail Price: R7,999.00