Christmas Gift Guides / Ideas For Everyone Special Part 2

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The Voucher Revolution

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Davina McCall and Yinka Bokinni co-host Boots Christmas Unwrapped, a digital show unveiling the retailer‚¨”s festive range of gifts in Shoreditch today.
McCall and Bokinni are set to be joined by a host of celebrity guests including Fearne Cotton, Millie Mackintosh and Julien Macdonald as they discuss Christmas plans and their exclusive products on sale at Boots.
With three months to go until the night before Christmas, the filming coincides with the retailer opening its Christmas shop in-store and on boots.com in the coming days.
The best of the show will be launched on Davina McCall‚¨”s Instagram next week.
Photo credit should read: Joe Pepler / PinPep & Boots

For last-minute presents that don’t involve hitting packed high streets or stressing about online delivery dates, e-vouchers are the way forward.
And while they used to be the boring option and feel a little bit impersonal, the next generation of e-gift vouchers offer original, entertaining experiences…and are super thoughtful.

Take Swotties, whose vouchers for fun, experiential online learning sessions will chime with children’s interests to boost their curiosity and confidence, and help them to dream big!

They can….
+ Create their own video games with a programming student
+ Create a Dog Man-style graphic novel with a Fine Art graduate
+ Take the Hogwarts Express with a Literature Scholar
+ Study penguins with an Animal Biologist
+ Learn how Arctic foxes and reindeer survive winter with a Wildlife Expert
+ Go Loch Ness Monster Hunting with a Marine Biologist
+ A Space Odyssey with a Physicist
+ Set sail with the 18th Century pirates of the Caribbean with a Historian
And more! See the full list here

The one-hour 1-2-1 sessions cost 1 standard credit (from £15.99) & are given online by inspiring university student role models who are passionate about their subject specialisms.

The easiest choux canapes you’ll ever make – thanks to Poppy Cooks’ VIRAL recipe collaboration with Primula

Cheese and Christmas go hand in hand, and Brits looking to impress guests at Christmas have a helping hand this year from Michelin-trained TikTok sensation Poppy Cooks as she brings her followers a recipe for the easiest, cheesiest choux bun canapes.

In a collaboration with Primula, Poppy been has turning luxurious recipes and festive favourites into easy-to-make and budget friends alternatives – and people are raving about them!

Check out one of her favourite recipe dupes for choux bun canapes:

The Party Starter: Easy squeezy choux bun canapes (makes 12)

Don’t fear the choux! Creating your own choux pastry is easier than you might expect, cheaper than off-the-shelf alternatives, and bound to impress guests at any Christmas soirée. Follow Poppy’s 10 step guide:

What you’ll need:

• Butter – 40g
• Flour – 55g
• Whole milk – 110ml
• Two eggs
• Primula Original Cheese/Cheese ‘n’ Chives/Cheese ‘n’ Ham
• Toppings: Streaky bacon, chives
• Piping equipment

Step one: Pre-heat your oven at 200°C Fan
Step two: Combine and beat the butter and flour in a saucepan over a medium heat until it becomes dough-like

Step three: Add warm milk to the dough-like mix and keep beating it until it all forms together

Step four: Transfer the mix from the hot pan to a separate bowl to allow it to cool whilst continuing to beat the mixture

Step five: Once cooled, beat in two eggs one by one until the mixture is smooth and a pipeable consistently

Step six: Transfer into a piping bag and pipe individual balls of dough onto an oven tray lined with greaseproof paper – aim for a rough golf-ball diameter

Step seven: Place your choux buns into the oven for 10-15 minutes until they’ve risen and are a golden-brown colour

Step eight: Whilst your choux buns are cooking, prep your toppings of choice. We recommend the following perfect Primula pairings:
• Cheese ‘n’ Chives: Chop a handful of fresh chives ready for sprinkling over the top
• Cheese ‘n’ Ham: Crisp up some streaky bacon and chop finely ready for sprinkling over the top
• Original Cheese: We like it just how it is, but this is your chance to get creative with whatever topping you might like!

Step nine: Once your choux buns are ready, bring them out of the oven and poke a small hole into the bottom of each bun using a skewer (or similar) and allow your buns to cool slightly

Step ten: Once cooled, take your chosen tube of Primula and squeeze the cheese into the hole on the bottom of your buns until a small amount can be seen coming out. Add an extra squeeze of Primula to the top, sprinkle with your topping of choice – and enjoy!

What’s more, Poppy’s collaboration with Primula sees £10,000 donated to housing charity Shelter.

Speaking about her cheesy recipe dupes, Poppy commented: “Christmas truly is one of the most indulgent food moments in the calendar – but delicious festive dishes shouldn’t be out of reach for anyone, and it shouldn’t have to take you hours to make something to seriously impress guests either! So, I was very excited to be asked to get creative and come up with a couple of dupes for Christmas classics with Primula as the secret helper to get delicious cheesy recipes on the menu that won’t break the bank.

“And I am so proud to say as part of this campaign, Primula offered to donate £10k in my name to a charity of my choice, so and I picked homelessness charity Shelter to help put a roof over a few extra heads. I really hope it can change some lives this Christmas.”

For more information on Poppy’s recipes and her collaboration with Primula Cheese this Christmas visit: www.primula.co.uk .

The 12 days of Stressmass
Sleep better and feel less stressed this Christmas with Love Hemp’s new CBD Starter Kit.
Stock up before the family arrive for Christmas and you can save £20 and get a no strings 45-day money-back guarantee.
Love Hemp is one of the UK’s leading CBD brands and is committed to providing pure, high-quality CBD products to support the health and wellbeing of its customers.
The award-winning range of CBD products includes premium CBD oils, CBD capsules and CBD edibles that are 100% vegan and contain zero THC.
Each product is double batch-tested by a certified third-party laboratory so Love Hemp can guarantee the same exceptional quality in every drop.
Love Hemp’s CBD Starter Kit contains 1,200mg Oil Drop, 600mg Capsules and 500mg Jelly Dome Sweets. Normally £84.97, it is on promotion this month for just £64.99.
The Starter Kit is ideal for first time users looking to explore the health benefits of CBD.
Love Hemp subscribers can also receive a free online membership to Togetherall, an anonymous platform offering mental health support 24/7.

• For guidance on how much CBD to take visit lovehemp.com/pages/how-much-cbd-do-i-take

About Love Hemp
Leading CBD brand Love Hemp was established in London in 2015 and is known for its authenticity, innovation, quality and education.
Sales have grown consistently based on positive word-of-mouth and powerful consumer testimonials on sites such as Trustpilot.
Love Hemp produces and supplies more than 40 CBD wellness products that facilitate physical and mental health, including oils, sprays, topicals and a variety of edible CBD products.
Many are designed to provide a month’s intake, based on a daily dose of around 70mg in accordance with Food Standards Agency recommendations.
As well as selling on its own website, the brand has established relationships with over 2,000 stores in the UK, including leading retailers Holland & Barrett, Boots and Ocado and Amazon.
British boxing legend Anthony Joshua is an investor and ambassador for Love Hemp. The award-winning brand is currently running its first national UK media campaign featuring Joshua.
The campaign explores the benefits of CBD for sports-related recovery as well as for relieving anxiety and stress, managing pain relief and reducing poor-quality sleep.
www.lovehemp.com

Take the small steps to sustainable DIY and gardening projects with Bosch Home & Garden tools

Whether it’s a newfound interest or a New Year’s resolution, adopting a more environmentally friendly lifestyle can seem like an overwhelming commitment; with so many aspects of our daily lives, it can be difficult to know where to start!

Thanks to the wonderful world of DIY and gardening, there are multiple creative points from which to start the journey to more sustainable living – from upcycling to composting and using rainwater for plants.

To kick-start the small steps we can all take to make a difference, Bosch Home & Garden is on-hand to help with a broad range of intelligently designed tools and creative project ideas.

Lean and green DIY and garden machines

Bosch Quigo Green
Whether it’s tackling a task inside the home or out in the garden, we all take pride in the skill and creativity our DIY projects entail – especially if you can recycle materials that would have gone to waste, like this creative upcycling project here!

For getting the presentation of your green creation just right, the latest generation of the clever little Bosch Quigo Green cross line laser is the perfect partner for the job. Designed for quick and easy alignment, this compact gadget features green laser technology that provides up to four times better visibility than red lasers, even in bright lighting conditions. What’s more, the high-quality green laser diode provides improved accuracy of +/- 0.6 mm/m and working range up to 12 metres, while the self-levelling functionality projects a straight laser cross within +/- 4° – even from slightly uneven surfaces.

Built to be the perfect companion for your upcycling projects, the Quigo Green is built with sustainability in mind – down to the finest details. The laser itself uses 50% less energy than the first-generation tool, while the tool housing itself is made with 85% recycled plastic, and the accompanying MM2 universal clamp and quick-fitting adapter plate both featuring 95% recycled plastic. With even the product packaging going plastic-free, using water-based eco-friendly gloss and at least 70% recycled paper, the Quigo Green is the first step towards kick-starting your green DIY creativity!

Product is widely available in the following package (price RRP): Tool, x2 AAA batteries, MM2 universal clamp, quick fitting adapter – £79.99

Bosch AXT 25 TC
When it comes to the great outdoors, there’s plenty that we can do to make our green spaces even kinder to the environment. Shredding garden material is a great place to start, allowing you to turn organic waste into natural fertiliser – preventing excessive soil acidity that artificial fertilisers can cause, and protecting groundwater in the process.

With the large amount of material that beavering away in the garden can create, shredding can be a difficult and time-consuming task. Why not get a highly efficient assistant to help you out? That’s where the Bosch AXT 25 TC steps in.

Thanks to the optimised Bosch Turbine-Cut system and an automated fast-feed hopper, the AXT 25 TC guarantees fast material throughput, shredding up to 230kg of material per hour with ease – from hard wood down to soft greens.

While helping you keep your garden organic and eco-friendly, the AXT 25 TC itself is also kind to the surrounding environment, designed to produce minimal sound on the job.

To complete your green garden shredding set-up, why not build your own compost bin from reclaimed wood boards? Just like the AXT 25 TC, it’s easy and efficient!

Product is widely available in the following package (all prices RRP): Tool, plunger and 53-litre collection box – £499.99

Save the environment, storage space and money with fewer batteries and chargers with Bosch POWER FOR ALL 18V cordless tools

Bosch GardenPump 18 + Extension Kit
When it comes to sustainable watering in the garden, the humble water butt is an invaluable tool; saving on mains water while providing flora and homegrown fruit & vegetables all the benefits of natural rainwater, which often has a lower pH, it’s your plants’ best friend.
To make use of all the water captured in the colder months, whether keeping on top of maintenance or preparing for spring, the innovative Bosch GardenPump 18 has your environmentally friendly watering needs completely covered.

Designed with a keen focus on speedy and simple watering without the fuss of a watering can, the GardenPump 18 provides plenty of watering power. As part of the Bosch POWER FOR ALL 18V cordless system, the GardenPump 18 is equipped with a powerful 18V battery that can be used in a broad range of Bosch DIY, gardening and household tools. What’s more, the same 18V battery can power tools from other manufacturers in the POWER FOR ALL ALLIANCE, compatible with more than 70 18V products across the ALLIANCE – making the battery suitable for tasks throughout the home.

While able to provide powerful watering with hoses up to 25 metres, the versatile tool is also equipped with a three-setting timer function, allowing users to carry out watering tasks with sprinklers and irrigation systems, too.

If you’re wanting to provide your allotment harvest with rainwater goodness as well, the GardenPump 18 Extension Kit allows you to easily transfer the tool from one rainwater tank to another. Supplied with an additional hose, wall mount and pump unit, users simply take the primary battery control unit from the first rainwater tank, and slot it into the system on the second tank. Use the power of natural water without the fuss!

The Bosch GardenPump 18 is widely available in the following packages (all prices RRP): Tool, battery control unit, rainwater pump, connecting hose, hose guide, tank attachment, wall attachment – £99.99; All of the above, plus battery and charger – £149.99.

The Bosch GardenPump 18 Extension Kit – £64.99

Bosch AdvancedDrill 18
For the business of drilling, energy efficiency goes a long way to making the job at hand easy and hassle-free, ensuring you reduce the amount of charges you need to complete the job. The dependable and highly versatile Bosch AdvancedDrill 18 is just the tool to help.

Featuring Bosch’s intelligent Syneon technology, the AdvancedDrill 18 can manage the power output according to the demands of each job, saving energy and keeping you working for longer. The tool’s power is enhanced further by the brushless motor, with wear-free and efficient operation significantly elongating service life.

Whether it’s drilling in plastics, wood or tough metals, the AdvancedDrill 18 has you covered, while the QuickSnap eccentric and angle attachments allow you to tackle the challenges of hard-to-reach areas.

With its case consisting of 90% recycled plastic, the AdvancedDrill 18 comes packaged green and ready to help you get your DIY projects done efficiently!

Product is widely available in the following packages (all prices RRP): Tool, battery, charger, chuck adapter, angle adapter, off-set angle adapter, screwdriver bit – £209.99; All of the above, plus additional battery – £234.99

Bosch AdvancedCut 18
For quiet, battery operated freehand sawing both outside and in the home, the Bosch AdvancedCut 18 provides plenty of power for fast and straight cuts in a variety of materials. Capable of tackling materials up to 65mm thick, the compact hand-held saw is equipped with Bosch NanoBlade technology – making even thick materials easy to cut, but without the vibration. When it comes to a blade change, the SDS system allows you to swap blades simply and quickly, making adjusting to different applications truly seamless.

Also equipped with the energy efficiency and longevity that come with the Syneon technology and brushless motor, the AdvancedCut 18 can tackle multiple jobs with ease.

Product is widely available in the following packages (all prices RRP): Tool, NanoBlade Wood Speed 65, transparent saw blade protective cover, storage loop – £144.99; All of the above, plus battery and charger – £199.99

Starbucks South Africa continues its exponential expansion plans nationwide, bringing high-quality coffee — and jobs — to a country with a hearty appetite for good news and great coffee.

When the economy is near stagnant, unemployment is rising, airlines are closing, the Omicron variant is fuelling the pandemic and load shedding has become a daily fact of life; we all need some good news. That’s why it’s so heartening to see Starbucks South Africa bucking the trend of closures and retrenchments and pushing for full vaccination of all staff in its stores.

Exponential Growth
It’s this spirit of innovation and determination that typifies the brief but stellar history of Starbucks in South Africa since it came under the stewardship of its new licensee in December 2019. Having inherited a mere 13 stores after five years under its previous owners, Maizey and his team set out plans to restructure the business model using economies of scale to deliver the international Starbucks experience to South Africans.

A Fresh Innovation
The growth plans accelerated through a relationship with Shoprite Checkers. “The new Starbucks kiosks in the FreshX supermarkets is a perfect partnership for us,” Maizey says. “It helps extend the Starbucks offering into regions and neighbourhoods where we otherwise might not be able to reach and gives us access to their incredible leadership and innovation. Also — sitting in these beautiful, world-class, fresh food deli environments of the upmarket FreshX stores is a fitting partnership for Starbucks (2+2=5, as we say in our partnership).”

Exceeding Expectations
So, just over two years down the line, having ploughed through the roughest twenty months in recent memory, how has Starbucks fared in South Africa? “In 2019, we set out to build 30 new stores by March 2022. Despite the macro interruptions this year and last, including the pandemic and related lockdowns, looting, metal workers strike, load and water-shedding, we will have managed to open a total of 41 by the end of this month, for a total of 54 stores. So, we’re way ahead of schedule with more stores opening in the new year.”

Internal Vaccination Drive
Recognising the scientific evidence supporting the power of vaccinations to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, Rand Capital Coffee is keen to ensure that all their employees (and customers) are protected and has encouraged all employees to be vaccinated. “In just one month, over a quarter of our stores achieved fully vaccinated status. By fully vaccinated, we mean every employee in the store is vaccinated”, Maizey said.

A Balanced Conversation
In describing the balance of proposing voluntary vaccinations as opposed to making it an operational imperative, Maizey, said, “The Starbucks brand is human-centred, with a strong focus on the wellbeing of its people, the planet and our guests. Our mission is to create human connections through coffee and conversations. My hope with the vaccination drive is that our employees will discuss the merits of being vaccinated to protect themselves, their loved ones, and our guests from the virus. So, we provided information and opportunities for everyone to get vaccinated, set out an incentive reward and left it up to the people in our stores to make what they believe to be the right call. So far, I’m delighted to say that as of the end of November, we already had ten stores with 100% fully vaccinated status, and we hope to have more by the end of the year.”

Leading by Example
To date, the Starbucks outlets boasting 100% vaccination status include:

1. Canal Walk, Cape Town
2. West Coast Village, Cape Town
3. Linden, Johannesburg
4. Rosebank, Johannesburg
5. Sandton City, Johannesburg
6. Centurion Mall, Pretoria
7. Constantia Emporium Checkers FreshX, Cape Town
8. Canal Walk Checkers FreshX, Cape Town
9. Rosebank Mall Checkers FreshX, Johannesburg
10. Somerset Mall, Western Cape

Doing the Right Thing Best of All
As we move deeper into the holiday season, Maizey believes many South Africans will be looking for places and opportunities to gather, celebrate the end of a tough year and safely enjoy each other’s company. “Protecting our people is the right thing to do,” Maizey says. “It’s equally important that we do our best to provide a safe space for our guests. Somewhere they can happily and confidently experience one of the great joys of life — connecting over superb coffee and conversations.”

Look out for a local Starbucks near you today — or tomorrow, or next year — and pull in and park off to savour a local taste of this iconic global phenomenon.

For more information, visit www.starbucks.co.za.

PIGS IN BLAN-KENT

ICONIC CHRISTMAS TREAT IS BIG IN KENT BUT ROAST POTATOES ARE THE NATION’S FAVOURITE FESTIVE FOOD

• PEOPLE IN KENT EAT THE MOST PIGS IN BLANKETS IN THE UK AT CHRISTMAS
• ROAST POTATOES MOST POPULAR ITEM ON BRITISH CHRISTMAS DINNER PLATE
• GEORDIES & SCOTS MOST LIKELY TO DITCH TURKEY AND EAT BEEF FOR CHRISTMAS DINNER
• THE WELSH ARE MOST LIKELY TO HAVE A VEGAN CHRISTMAS DINNER
• SPENDING TIME WITH LOVED ONES VOTED THE UK’S FAVOURITE THING ABOUT CHRISTMAS

The roast potato is the UK’s favourite element of a ‘traditional’ Christmas dinner, according to new national research.

The study, carried out by Foodhub, one of the UK’s leading food order apps, revealed that roast potatoes are the UK’s favourite part of Christmas dinner, racking up a whopping 57% of the vote.

But, if you live in Kent, it is likely that you’ll eat far more pigs in blankets over the Christmas period than anything else – on average more than 20 will be consumed during the Christmas period from Christmas Day to New Year’s Eve.

It is the opposite story in East Anglia where people eat the least pigs in blankets during a typical Christmas break. In fact, a quarter of people in the area, including the ‘turkey capital’ of Norwich, don’t eat a single pig in blanket over the festive season.

Pigs in blankets might be big in Kent but they only managed third most popular item on the Christmas dinner plate after roast potatoes and turkey.

Turkey is without a doubt the UK’s number one Christmas meat, but there are increasingly more options out there. The Scots and those living in the North East are the most likely to eat Beef for Christmas Dinner – almost a third opting for a beefier Christmas dinner in the two locations.

Almost a third (31%) of those in Northern Ireland enjoy gammon or ham as the main meat on their Christmas dinner plate. Elsewhere, 12% of Londoners delight in duck for their Christmas roast.

And, hard as it might be to comprehend, stuffing is the fourth most popular item (25%) of the festive feast, topping Gravy and Yorkshire pudding, which polled as joint fifth most popular elements of a Christmas dinner (21%).

There are many who don’t eat meat at all on Christmas Day, of course. And if you live in Wales you are among the most likely in the UK to be eating a vegan Christmas dinner this December 25th – 15% of Welsh people will be going vegan on Christmas Day in 2021.

You are most likely to find stuffing on your Christmas dinner plate in the South West of England (31%) than anywhere else in the UK this year. But, surprising as it may be, for many Brits Christmas Dinner is the worst, however it is served – 5% of the nation confesses it hates the traditional annual feast and refuses to eat it.

One of the most crucial Christmas Day decisions is, of course, which beverage to pair with your festive dinner, and the UK has voted white wine (23%) as their favourite, narrowly beating away competition from red wine (21%), which was the tipple of choice in London, Scotland and the North West and Prosecco/Cava/Champagne (21%) – which was chosen as the North East, West Midlands and South East’s favoured way to toast the celebrations.

As we all know, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, and the majority of Brits believe it is spending time with family and friends (37%) which makes it that way.

Ardian Mula, Foodhub spokesperson, said: “Christmas is such an amazing time of the year and festive food is such a massive part of that!

“As a locally grown company ourselves, we know the value of community and local traditions, so what we do in the regions for food and drink over Christmas is important to us.

“We all enjoy the amazing food and drink on offer at Christmas and it’s so interesting to see the breakdown in how different regions enjoy their Christmas dinner most. There are so many small differences in the regions between what we have, what we accompany it with and how much of it we enjoy when it comes to Christmas dinner.”

Eating leftovers is part of the Christmas tradition, and whilst 70% of Brits do say they prefer the main event to leftovers on the following days, almost a third of those in Brighton (32%) prefer Christmas leftovers to the real thing.

While the large majority will be enjoying their Christmas Dinner at home with family and friends, some insist on making a real occasion of it and not cooking at all on Christmas Day. Those in the West Midlands are the most likely to go out to eat on Christmas Day (15%) and Londoners are the most likely to order a takeaway on Christmas Day (5%). If you’d like to do so, head over to Foodhub’s website or app and order a festive feast! https://foodhub.co.uk/

UK’S FAVOURITE ITEMS ON A CHRISTMAS DINNER

1. ROAST POTATOES (57%)
2. TURKEY (39%)
3. PIGS IN BLANKETS (35%)
4. STUFFING (25%)
5. GRAVY (21%)
6. YORKSHIRE PUDDING (21%)
7. SPROUTS (18%)
8. PARSNIPS (14%)
9. CRANBERRY SAUCE (8%)
10. CARROTS (5%)

REVEALED: BRITS ONLY STICK TO CHRISTMAS TURKEY OUT OF TRADITION

• Brits expected to ditch the home cooked Christmas meal for 2021, with cooking stress voted as the biggest incentive to eat out instead
• One in five (20%) Brits worry about hosting Christmas due to political disagreements
• Steak named by Brits as the top luxury pub food, with one in five saying it’s the most challenging to cook ‘perfectly’

With the festive season in full swing, the classic turkey Christmas dinner is set to be on its way out, according to the latest data from Pub & Grill, which reveals that over half of Brits (51%) feel obliged to eat turkey due to tradition.

If freed from this obligation, 65% of Brits would ditch turkey as the centrepiece of their Christmas table, with pies, burgers and steaks amongst the top alternative choices. More than one in 10 (12%) would even opt for a curry for their Christmas meal instead of turkey, if given the choice.

A freshly grilled steak, in particular, is the preferred dish of choice for as many as 46% of Brits, who claim it’s the single most luxurious meal around. Even though it’s the top choice for nearly half of us, one in five say it’s also the most difficult to cook ‘perfectly’.

According to the data, Brits are considering ditching a home cooked Christmas meal, with over half (53%) naming the stress of managing cooking times as the single biggest reason to give it a miss, followed closely by the post-dinner clean-up (50%), the pressure of making a mistake (31%) and cost of purchasing ingredients (28%) as other key factors.

As well as the culinary challenges faced by hosts, over one in five (27%) said that the pressure of entertaining would be the main reason behind them not wanting to have the festive feast at home, highlighting a lack of engagement (39%) and political disagreements (20%) as potential worries.

What’s more, when it comes to difficult dinner guests, Aunts and Uncles have been named as the least favourable relative to sit next to during a Christmas meal, with respondents claiming they had tendencies to ask annoying questions (44%), not provide engaging conversation (39%), and are generally uninteresting (35%).

On the other hand, when it comes to picking their favourite Christmas dinner companion, a third of Brits (29%) claim they’d most like to sit next their children, with over half (53%) saying kids are the most likely family member to make them laugh.

Carrie Nelmes, marketing manager at Pub & Grill said: “It’s clear that hosting a traditional Christmas dinner in your home can be challenging for all sorts of reasons. Given the year we’ve all had, it’s no surprise that Brits are in search of a fresh, tasty and stress-free meal for Christmas 2021, and we deserve it.

“If you’re craving a break from tradition and want to enjoy Christmas without the prep or clean-up afterwards, Pub & Grill has a wide selection of meat and vegetarian dishes, including our freshy grilled specialities, ideal for a festive celebration.”

The Byron Jingle Buns Burger
Indulge this Christmas at Byron, with a Jingle Buns Burger and a Merry Milkshake, in collaboration with Guinness & Baileys!

Byron are putting the jingle in their buns, the party in their patty and the magic into their milkshakes this Christmas…launching on the 25th November, for 1 month only, Byron fans can indulge in boozy burgers and merry milkshakes, to really get the festive season started!
Guinness has collaborated with Byron, to create this one of a kind, Byron X Guinness Jingle Buns Burger. This 6oz patty, consisting of a blend of four 100% prime Aberdeen Angus cuts – flank, chuck, brisket and short rib is then topped with a Guinness paste, deep fried onion ring, bacon, crisp lettuce, blue cheese…and for the pièce de résistance a sweet and tangy Christmas caramelised onion chutney, all encased in a glazed brioche bun!
Pair this festive feast with Byron’s limited-edition Baileys Mint Hardshake, served with a shot of Baileys on the side, blended with Oreos and mint syrup, makes this one of the UK’s most shamelessly indulgent combos, to truly get into the Christmas spirit.
What’s more, Byron fans who get served their burger with a special edition gold bun will win a free burger on their next visit. There are 100’s of golden buns nationwide, so get ordering!
Why stop at a burger and shake, it’s Christmas after all, add one of Byron’s famous sides, perhaps tangy slaw, deep fried onion rings, gooey mac and cheese, or crisp halloumi fries – you name it and they most probably offer it.
Grab your festive feast at any Byron location nationwide or on Deliveroo
• Jingle Buns Burger for £9.95
• Merry Milkshake for £6
• Sides from £3.00

THE PERFECT GIFT: HOLIDAY VOUCHER

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THE BEST WAY TO SPREAD CHRISTMAS CHEER, IS TO SQUAWK IT LOUD FOR ALL TO HEAR
SEA LIFE SCARBOROUGH NAMES JOYFUL NEW PENGUIN CHICK ‘BUDDY’ AFTER CHRISTMAS MOVIE ELF

SEA LIFE Scarborough has named an adorable new penguin chick Buddy, after the iconic Christmas comedy movie Elf, due to his joyous knack of spreading cheer throughout the centre.

Penguins, Rico and Mavis recently became parents to Buddy as he entered the world a few months ago on 12th July 2021 and he’s been sleighing life ever since.

The adorable baby penguin has been high on elf-esteem since coming into the world and his happy-go-lucky attitude is putting everyone at SEA LIFE in the Christmas spirit ahead of the festive season.

Buddy is showing just as much enthusiasm as his elf namesake, however, there are still some differences between the pair. For example, whilst Buddy the elf dines on a breakfast of spaghetti topped with chocolate, sweets, marshmallows and raspberry sauce, Buddy the penguin prefers fishes to keep his spirits up.

Andy Turner, General Manager at SEA LIFE Scarborough, said: “Buddy has become quite a character around the centre recently. His parents have been so happy since he was born, and he is bringing so much joy and festive spirit to our team and our visitors.

“Our team love the movie Elf and in keeping with all of our penguins, which are named after children’s tv and film characters, we thought Buddy would be the perfect moniker for our newest penguin chick!”

With Buddy the penguin’s newfound Christmas joy, could we see the flippered chick follow in Will Ferrell’s footprints and star in his own Christmas film one day? If so, staff will be hoping Buddy doesn’t turn into a true movie star diva and become a difficulty to manage, like Ringo the penguin from SEA LIFE Great Yarmouth, who earlier in the year refused to eat his food unless social distancing was applied.

If any Elf fans are unable to catch the movie this year, they need not worry, as they can now visit Buddy the penguin at SEA LIFE Scarborough. To book your visit or for more information, please visit the website here.

Protein Package proteinpackage.co.uk products that hit the spot for anyone into fitness and sports! proteinpackage.co.uk

Allows customers to pick and mix individual healthy snacks and nutritional supplements from around the world. 5 years since launching, Protein Package is one of the biggest health food stockists in the UK and Europe.

Protein Package have a wide range of festive healthy snacks that would be ideal for rugby players or anyone health conscious at all or involved in anything requiring fitness!

Protein Package E-Gift Card
An easy win is a Protein Package gift card which allows customers to pick and mix any healthy snacks from around the world in one place.
Gift Card Page: https://proteinpackage.co.uk/products/protein-package-gift-card

Grenade Seasonally Flavoured Protein Bars
Grenade has just released a new seasonal flavoured bar which is ideal for Christmas this year.

Grenade Carb Killa Protein Bar
After taking a break from the spotlight in the warmer months, it’s finally time to get back into the festive spirit with Grenade’s 2021 Gingerbread Carb Killa Bars. Run, run, run as fast as you can because once again, they’re just available for the winter period so get fully stocked up whilst you can. High protein with seasonal spices, this indulgent low-sugar snack is perfect for devouring in front of a roaring log fire this holiday season. (P.S. A roaring log fire is not essential for the ultimate healthy wintertime snack).

The world’s greatest Christmas Mini-album is still avaiable to buy. IT’S BRIIIIIIXMAAAAAAS!
by Brixton Hillbilly… Available at all Rough Trade outlets…

Brixton Hill studio’s did this in aid of Brixton Soup Kitchen & Support Centre..yes, a record. Pure madness, eh?

The album is the perfect Xmas present for all the indie kids – you can order the album on beautiful white vinyl or CD directly from Rough Trade here, or Bandcamp – with all proceeds going towards the good people at Brixton Soup Kitchen, you can donate directly here.

This is a beautiful Xmas album by hot new artists in the UK – it is truly a wonderful piece or work and all the proceeds goto Brixton Soup Kitchen in South London. The known artists include Bad Parents (Misty Miller), Alessi’s Ark, Black Midi – are the most well-known on the compilation. The vinyl comes in white – to represent the white Xmas we all dream of ☺

Helping to raise funds for the Brixton Soup Kitchen this Xmas. IT’S BRIIIIIIXMAAAAAAS!
by Brixton Hillbilly

Ltd Edition 10″ White Vinyl
Record/Vinyl + Digital Album
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6 of Brixton Hill Studio’s finest bands have contributed a song about this unique season which is encapsulated in this 20 minute treat. Some the songs are happy, some are sad, some are bitter sweet, but all are a unique take on this annual yuletide festival. All proceeds from this little album go directly to Brixton Soup Kitchen who have been providing a much needed service in our local community since 2013. As well as providing hot lunches to people in need they have built up an amazing community hub providing food and clothing banks, legal advice as well as help with housing and finding employment. Thank you for showing a little bit of love towards them this Christmas by purchasing this mini-album. If you would like to learn more or see how you can contribute go visit brixtonsoupkitchen.org
Merry Christmas, one and all!
The Brixton Hill Studios Team. xx

SMOKEHEAD WHISKY TWISTS TRADITION THIS CHRISTMAS WITH NEW LIMITED-EDITION EXPRESSION

STILL PACKS A PEATY PUNCH: SMOKEHEAD UNLEASHES BOLD & UNEXPECTED FLAVOUR COMBINATION WITH RELEASE OF TWISTED STOUT

Smokehead Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, one of the fastest growing single malts in the UK and globally, is once again twisting tradition with their latest release, Twisted Stout.

The brand-new limited-edition expression has been part finished in stout casks, priced at RRP £49.99 and with an ABV of 43%, it is only available to purchase exclusively from www.smokehead.com

Intertwined with the intense smack-in-the-tastebuds smoke you’d expect from Smokehead, the creamy, malty stout flavour adds unfamiliar notes of rich chocolate and treacle toffee, vanilla ice cream, roasted nuts, and toasted biscuits.

Wrapped up in a striking new pack design, the ever-courageous brand’s new and innovative release is available to buy now only from www.smokehead.com

Commenting on the launch Iain Weir, Smokehead Brand Director said “Our unique and disruptive Smokehead thinking has led to some convention challenging, trail blazing, rule breaking whiskies over the years that don’t follow the usual traditions and rituals.

“We’ve clearly struck a chord with those who do things their way, live life on their own bold terms, and pick a whisky that’s as disinterested in the status quo as they are. Twisted Stout is as far away from a standard single malt as the combination of tastes, aromas and flavours inside the bottle.

“So, while all our releases come with an original twist, our latest might just be our most twisted yet. Which is just how we like things.”

SMOKEHEAD TWISTED STOUT TASTING NOTES:

THE FIRST IMPRESSION
The usual island intensity of Smokehead comes cloaked in sweet aromas of chocolate and treacle toffee. Maritime air meets a decent pint on the shore. Unexpected. Unusual. And unsettling for the senses.

THE FULL-ON FLAVOUR
You’re past the point of no return now. Hot and soothing at the same time. Salty smoke weaves its way around dry roasted nuts, toasted marshmallow, vanilla ice-cream and… is that someone putting a pot of fresh coffee on?

THE FINALE
New flavours unlocked. Old favourites reunited, wood smoke and spices. Malty, toasted biscuits. Zingy citrus. Dark and delicious. A fitting sign-off from the twisted lovechild of whisky and beer.

Smokehead also grabbed the headlines recently with the launch of the first-ever pre-mixed single malt in a ready to drink can serve. Kick-starting the brand-new ready to drink range with two eye-popping serves: ‘Smokehead mixed with Cola’ and ‘Smokehead mixed with Ginger and Lime’, both available to buy online via Amazon, Smokehead.com and other UK selected retailers.

The Smokehead core range (see below) is also available globally via online and instore.

CORE SMOKEHEAD EXPRESSIONS:

SMOKEHEAD
Smokehead Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky is the original expression, an intensely rich yet subtly sweet dram. With immense smoke and notes of sea salt and spice, this is a vigorous whisky that stands out from the crowd.

HIGH VOLTAGE
If Smokehead is an assault on your senses, then High Voltage is an all-out attack. The breath-taking intensity of the peat and smoke is a red light for the faint of heart.

RUM REBEL
The rich, smoky, salty Islay whisky rebel is finished in spicy, sweet Caribbean rum casks creating culture colliding carnage and a melding of mouth-watering tastes.

SHERRY BOMB
Smokehead Sherry Bomb is a peaty Islay single malt that has well and truly earned its name. Blasted by rich, sweet and spicy Spanish sherry casks, it had emerged as a fiery, explosive, heavy hitting dram that has even turned our skull red.

Edgard & Cooper has the perfect last minute eco-conscious Christmas doggy gift box, ideal for pet parents looking to show their pets they really care. It including a reusable storage tin packed full of food made with wholesome, natural ingredients, treats and a bow-wow bow tie.

The Christmas gift box is the all-in-one gift that shines brightly under the Christmas tree, including:

● A seasonal selection of dinners and treats
● A bow-wow bow tie so your dog sparkles in family photos
● A reusable storage tin to store their favourite kibbles all year long
● A hidden recipe, so your dog can enjoy tasty snowballs this Christmas
● A thank you note. With this gift, you’re contributing to helping animals everywhere (1% of our annual sales are always donated to the Edgard & Cooper Foundation).

The Edgard & Cooper Christmas Gift Box for adult dogs is priced at £19.62 and available to buy online at https://uk.edgardcooper.com/ now. You can download the high res product shot and lifestyle imagery here: https://we.tl/t-HMmG4y8jsY

This year shoppers should swap their ‘Secret Santa’ incentives for some climate positive gifts/vouchers, afterall the planet does deserve some love!
When gifting friends or family why not make a positive impact with Ecologi, a UK-based company that plants trees and funds the world’s best climate crisis solutions.
Present-buyers, whether family members or employers, can buy affordable, zero waste, climate positive gifts from Ecologi, and this year they’re running some Black Friday offers. The company offers a range of environmentally friendly subscriptions that provide meaningful contributions to the planet, shoppers can choose from:
• The gift of climate action – For long-lasting climate action prices range from £14.10 for 3 months climate positive to £56.40 for 12 months climate positive. All gifts include tree-planting and carbon offsets via Ecologi’s certified humanitarian and biodiversity protection projects.
• Tree planting – Your gifted trees will be planted in Ecologi’s tree-planting sites around the world, by one of their trusted reforestation partners. Your recipient will be able to access their personal online Ecologi profile – where they’ll be able to watch their forest grow digitally and find out more about the trees. Prices start from £12.40 to plant 100 trees and go up to £62 to plant 100 trees.
• An extravagant forest gift – Looking for something a little extra? This is the ultimate ‘I LOVE YOU & our planet gift’. For £12,400.00, this gift of 100,000 trees will create a forest big enough to be seen from space. Think 4 times the amount of trees in Central Park!

This year, Travelzoo, a global Internet company that publishes exclusive offers and experiences for members, have launched a new festive package – ‘Gift A Night Off’. It offers recipients an overnight stay at a choice of charming UK hotels along with a downloadable voucher for a free night off, meaning everything back home is handled by the present giver, whilst guests enjoy their stress-free experience the hidden gems that the UK has to offer. Locations include, but are not limited to, coutnry-estate stays in Warwickshire, seafront getaways in Brighton, and even international trips such as Berlin or Paris where guests can visit for a discounted price.

This launch follows a recent survey which found that 80% of respondents feel it is now very important or somewhat important to have an experience such as a trip away or nice meal out to look forward to, showing that consumers have come to value time with their loved ones, as well as finding time to relax and recharge.

Giving the gift of sensory therapy this Christmas

● Christmas appeal for people living with neuro-disability launched by British Home
● Donations from £5 can be purchased as eco-friendly, budget-friendly gifts which give back
● Neuro-disability affects one in six people in the UK
● Sensory therapy will help with recovery and reablement of these residents to lead positive lives
● Therapy gifts will support the development of new therapy facilities and equipment

LONDON, UK: British Home has launched a Christmas appeal calling on members of the public to gift their loved ones a festive donation to the charity, which provides therapy, support and care for people affected by neuro-disabilities, with funds raised going towards providing brand new sensory therapy facilities for the Home’s residents.

This is the perfect present for anyone who wishes to give – and receive – a gift which is eco-friendly, requires no gift wrapping or carbon-emitting delivery vehicles, supports a local cause, and can be bought last minute and within any budget. Most importantly, every penny donated to the British Home will go towards advancing the Home’s ability to provide specialised care and rehabilitation for people living with neuro-disabilities though the brand new sensory therapy facility.

Christmas can be a challenging time for residents with neuro-disabilities and their families. Sensory therapy, using elements such as light and sound which stimulate the senses, has been shown to help people with neuro-disabilities improve their functional skills, movement and spatial orientation, develop communication skills and enhance their recovery and reablement.

Paul Perkin, CEO of British Home, said, “Brain injury or developed neurological conditions can happen to anyone and at any time, and there are more than half a million hospital admissions every year in Britain which could lead to neuro-disability, and 12.5 million people in England living with a neurological condition.

A Christmas gift donation to British Home will dramatically help people with neuro-disabilities and their families in their journey towards reablement and recovery and support our amazing staff provide tailored therapy. We are so excited to be launching the sensory therapy facility and with every donation we can help even more people who have been impacted by neurological conditions for many years to come.”

Located in Streatham, British Home’s bespoke and personalised approach has earned it a reputation as a centre of excellence for rehabilitation, long and short-term residential care, respite support and palliative care. It offers some of the most progressive practices within neuro-disability care whilst providing bespoke, dignified and personalised care for those affected by neurological conditions as a result of accident or trauma, stroke, or a consequence of a degenerative condition or illness.

Established in 1892, British Home provides residential care, therapy, support and hope for people with neuro-disability, typically coming from injuries to the brain or nervous system sustained from accidents, strokes and other acquired conditions. There are more than half a million hospital admissions every year in Britain which could lead to neuro-disability.

Give a Life-Changing Gift to a Homeless Young Person this Christmas

With this Christmas set to hopefully look different from last years, the majority of the UK will be in preparation for the festive season filled with family, friends, and festivities. Sadly, for many homeless young people that won’t be the case this year.
After months of a turbulence due to Covid, these vulnerable young adults deserve a Christmas just like everyone else. Through Centrepoint, the UK’s leading charity for homeless young people, you can buy a simple gift to help keep them safe, well and inspired this Christmas.
All the indications are we will see another increase in the number of homeless young people this Christmas, so these ‘gifts’, which most of us take for granted, are needed more than ever right now. With life-changing gifts ranging from £10 to £144 any donation small or large makes every bit of difference to their lives this Christmas – visit: centrepoint.org.uk/morethanagift
• More Than a Christmas Dinner, £10.00
Christmas dinner is a time when family and friends come together to share a meal and celebrate. But for young people who are unable to be with family, it can be an incredibly lonely time. By providing a Christmas dinner, you’ll be giving a homeless young person a comforting, hot meal to enjoy over the Christmas period in a safe environment.
• More Than a Set of Toiletries, £15.00
Giving and receiving gifts is a special part of Christmas. By giving a Christmas gift to a young person, you can help to bring a sense of love, inclusion and normality to their Christmas Day.
• More Than a Counselling Session, £20.00
We offer counselling and psychological support through therapists and Key Workers. By buying a counselling session for a young person, you are giving them the support they need to recover from their experiences and leave homelessness behind for good.
• More Than a Christmas Jumper, £25.00
Having a cosy Christmas jumper is a great way to feel part of the festive season. The gift of a jumper can help a homeless young person feel warm, comfortable and part of the fun this holiday season.
• More Than a Christmas Gift, £30.00
Living on the streets, sofa surfing or sleeping on a night bus can make it hard for a young person to take care of their basic hygiene. The gift of toiletries like toothpaste, deodorant etc. can help to make a young person feel good about themselves by making use of products we usually take for granted.
• More Than a Health Check, £30.00
When a young person arrives at Centrepoint, we carefully assess both their mental and physical health to determine how best to support their needs.
This gift ensures we can provide them with the tailored support they need to recover from their experiences.
• More Than a Bed, £35.00
Without a bed of their own, a homeless young person may have no choice but to sofa-surf or sleep on the streets. Without the safety and comfort of a warm bed, how can we expect a homeless young person to be happy, healthy or able to build a positive future?
• More Than a Kitchen Starter Pack, £40.00
Moving on from Centrepoint, young people may not initially have enough funds for kitchenware. The gift of cooking utensils, pots and pans will help them to cook at home.
• More Than a Christmas Hamper, £50.00
Christmas is an expensive time for us all, but for homeless young people, affording even the most basic groceries can be difficult. The gift of a Christmas hamper can help a young person to avoid hunger over the Christmas period, and enjoy some special extras for the New Year.
• More Than a Clothes Bundle, £60.00
The right clothes can be formative to confidence, success and a sense of identity. This gift provides a young person with the clothes they need to face the world.
• More Than a Study Kit, £80.00
For a homeless young person, stationery, backpacks and laptops are items that carry an unrealistic price tag. Not having these items can mean an uphill struggle with education. A study kit can give them the chance to succeed in education or work.
• More Than Music Lessons, £85.00
For many young people, engaging in music lessons has been an effective way of coping with the traumas of homelessness and beginning to move on for good. Ten lessons could help a young person to recover, unlock a hidden talent and open themselves up to new opportunities.
• More Than Room Sponsorship, £144.00
A room at Centrepoint can ensure a young person gets the support they need to move on from a life of homelessness. This gift will not only provide a warm, safe room but also includes vital support a young person may not have had before – the support they need to prepare them for an independent life and help them break the cycle of homelessness for good.
Please note: All the money given to Centrepoint will be used to fund our work with homeless young people. These gifts are examples of what we provide for young people and represent how donations could be used.

CERAMICHE REFIN WITH CORTINA:
THE SECRET OF WOOD BECOMES A TANGIBLE EMOTION

With Cortina Ceramiche Refin travelled to the most beautiful mountains of Northern Italy, discovered wonderful corners and ancient traditions which are still alive between the Alps and the Dolomites, analyzing natural materials and handcrafted techniques that inspired the path from recovery to regeneration.

To achieve the desired result, the company worked side by side with the craftsmen who know and hand down this ancient knowledge, selecting and reworking with them the most characteristic staves. A long and exciting journey that has led to many tests and experiments, thanks to a continuous dialogue between the company’s Research and Development laboratory and one of the most prestigious carpentries in the Belluno area.

MASHED OR ROAST – OR BOTH? HOW WHERE YOU’RE FROM IN THE UK DICTATES WHAT’S ON YOUR CHRISTMAS DINNER PLATE

Everyone knows that Christmas isn’t always the idyllic, all-singing, dancing, hugging, joyous, family-filled fun-time it’s made out to be. Instead, it can just be a series of spats, sarcastic taunts, jibes and full-blown feuds – and that’s just on the big day itself!!!

The run up to Christmas can also be traumatic; deciding where the festivities will take place and who’s going to host them is often the first hurdle. But add into the mix 21st century living with family members who may be scattered around the country and picked up new traditions, and you could have a recipe for disaster over the dinner table.

It turns out that we have quite a few very important Christmas traditions, depending on where in the UK we’re from. And it goes further than the thickness of gravy; everything from potatoes to Christmas crackers is up for debate.

But whether you’re a Northerner at heart living in the South, or a Southerner longing for a trip to God’s own country, High Street favourite, Robert Dyas, has all the kitchen essentials to cater for every tradition, however quirky, and hopefully can help you find a compromise over the dinner table.

Nibble or not?
We may have a massive, stomach-filling meal coming up, but for Northerners, there needs to be two warm-ups. And one of those warm-ups is often a nibble selection. Not particularly fussy, these can be nuts or crisps, but preferably with a dip!

The Premier Housewares Nibble and Dip Set is perfect for passing around and getting the party started. Alternatively, add crisps and nuts to the Red Christmas Serving Dishes – a star, heart or tree shape – and then rinse them out again and use them for serving the Christmas dinner vegetables.

Special starter or retro throw-back?
So here comes round number two for those from the North, but does being Southern equal sophistication? Well, if starters are anything to go by then yes! While Northern folk opt for a traditional prawn cocktail on Christmas Day, it’s been said those from the South prefer a posher Coquilles St. Jacques!

Whichever you choose, both would look great served in the Fleur Sundae Dishes. These embossed glass dishes are sturdy enough to handle some hot scallops spooned into them, while being retro enough to carry off a cool prawn cocktail.

Boat or Jug?
It’s often said that Northerners like gravy. And who can blame them for thinking this way? Afterall, gravy on chips originated in the North. However, research suggests that it’s actually those in the Midlands and Wales who love their gravy the most at Christmas; 83% said they pour gravy on their Christmas dinner, compared to 81% in the North – and a paltry 66% in London1. But the real question is should gravy be served in a boat, as it is in the South, or is it proper gravy only in a jug? To settle the debate, and to be fair, why not have both?

The large-sized Robert Dyas White Gravy Boat is made of porcelain and is completely dishwasher safe. It’s strong and robust and holds 500ml of gravy, but if that’s not enough for your brood, then why not keep things classy with a trusty Pyrex glass jug? Not only will it give you a perfect pour every time, but you can also throw it in the microwave when it comes to seconds – or thirds! You can even pour over a slice of white bread if you’re a proper Northerner.

One potato, two potato…
As with gravy, for Northerners, there’s no such thing as too many potatoes. A UK study by YouGov found that nearly half2 of those in ‘The North’ have mashed potatoes on their Christmas dinner – the highest percent overall. And we couldn’t agree more. Why would you settle for just roast potatoes when you can have mashed potato, too?

The Stainless Steel Twin Food Warmer is perfect for delivering your spuds from oven to table. With two dishes made from clear glass, each one has a one litre capacity and a stainless-steel lid with a handle to keep your carbs hot!
Southerners, just go with it, it is Christmas after all.

Crackin’ Christmas
While Christmas Crackers may have been invented in London by Tom Smith in the 1800s, and enjoyed by families up and down the country in the years since, it seems we’ve been enjoying the spark more and more over the years; Google searches for ‘Christmas crackers’ have grown YoY since 20043. And it’s those in the North that really make the most of this festive tradition.

Afraid, perhaps, of messing their Christmas ‘coif’ or just simply a bit above a paper hat, those in the South tend to appreciate the bang and giggle at the gift, but they’re not fans of wearing a paper crown throughout the meal. On the other hand, those from the North embrace this tradition, with grandads often falling asleep with their hat still on, once of course, they’ve finished rolling around laughing at the bad jokes.

And of course, the other thing we haven’t mentioned is the weather. Clearly if you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, then the North might be a better bet and you might want to consider a Ride-On Bulldozer Truck (£41.99) for your kids to help clear the snow!

Those Boxing Day walks will be a bit brisker up North, and you’ll need several more layers! Alternatively, head South for hopefully sunnier, warmer climes, and instead of a festive frost enjoy a steamy festive froth in one of the hundreds of ‘posh’ cafes!

Wherever you go, whatever you do, have a merry, mixed-up Christmas!

For more information on Robert Dyas and its product ranges visit here.

MASHED OR ROAST – OR BOTH? HOW WHERE YOU’RE FROM IN THE UK DICTATES WHAT’S ON YOUR CHRISTMAS DINNER PLATE
Everyone knows that Christmas isn’t always the idyllic, all-singing, dancing, hugging, joyous, family-filled fun-time it’s made out to be. Instead, it can just be a series of spats, sarcastic taunts, jibes and full-blown feuds – and that’s just on the big day itself!!!

The run up to Christmas can also be traumatic; deciding where the festivities will take place and who’s going to host them is often the first hurdle. But add into the mix 21st century living with family members who may be scattered around the country and picked up new traditions, and you could have a recipe for disaster over the dinner table.

It turns out that we have quite a few very important Christmas traditions, depending on where in the UK we’re from. And it goes further than the thickness of gravy; everything from potatoes to Christmas crackers is up for debate.

But whether you’re a Northerner at heart living in the South, or a Southerner longing for a trip to God’s own country, High Street favourite, Robert Dyas, has all the kitchen essentials to cater for every tradition, however quirky, and hopefully can help you find a compromise over the dinner table.

Nibble or not?
We may have a massive, stomach-filling meal coming up, but for Northerners, there needs to be two warm-ups. And one of those warm-ups is often a nibble selection. Not particularly fussy, these can be nuts or crisps, but preferably with a dip!

The Premier Housewares Nibble and Dip Set is perfect for passing around and getting the party started. Alternatively, add crisps and nuts to the Red Christmas Serving Dishes – a star, heart or tree shape – and then rinse them out again and use them for serving the Christmas dinner vegetables.

Special starter or retro throw-back?
So here comes round number two for those from the North, but does being Southern equal sophistication? Well, if starters are anything to go by then yes! While Northern folk opt for a traditional prawn cocktail on Christmas Day, it’s been said those from the South prefer a posher Coquilles St. Jacques!

Whichever you choose, both would look great served in the Fleur Sundae Dishes. These embossed glass dishes are sturdy enough to handle some hot scallops spooned into them, while being retro enough to carry off a cool prawn cocktail.

Boat or Jug?
It’s often said that Northerners like gravy. And who can blame them for thinking this way? Afterall, gravy on chips originated in the North. However, research suggests that it’s actually those in the Midlands and Wales who love their gravy the most at Christmas; 83% said they pour gravy on their Christmas dinner, compared to 81% in the North – and a paltry 66% in London1. But the real question is should gravy be served in a boat, as it is in the South, or is it proper gravy only in a jug? To settle the debate, and to be fair, why not have both?

The large-sized Robert Dyas White Gravy Boat is made of porcelain and is completely dishwasher safe. It’s strong and robust and holds 500ml of gravy, but if that’s not enough for your brood, then why not keep things classy with a trusty Pyrex glass jug? Not only will it give you a perfect pour every time, but you can also throw it in the microwave when it comes to seconds – or thirds! You can even pour over a slice of white bread if you’re a proper Northerner.

One potato, two potato…
As with gravy, for Northerners, there’s no such thing as too many potatoes. A UK study by YouGov found that nearly half2 of those in ‘The North’ have mashed potatoes on their Christmas dinner – the highest percent overall. And we couldn’t agree more. Why would you settle for just roast potatoes when you can have mashed potato, too?

The Stainless Steel Twin Food Warmer is perfect for delivering your spuds from oven to table. With two dishes made from clear glass, each one has a one litre capacity and a stainless-steel lid with a handle to keep your carbs hot!
Southerners, just go with it, it is Christmas after all.

Crackin’ Christmas
While Christmas Crackers may have been invented in London by Tom Smith in the 1800s, and enjoyed by families up and down the country in the years since, it seems we’ve been enjoying the spark more and more over the years; Google searches for ‘Christmas crackers’ have grown YoY since 20043. And it’s those in the North that really make the most of this festive tradition.

Afraid, perhaps, of messing their Christmas ‘coif’ or just simply a bit above a paper hat, those in the South tend to appreciate the bang and giggle at the gift, but they’re not fans of wearing a paper crown throughout the meal. On the other hand, those from the North embrace this tradition, with grandads often falling asleep with their hat still on, once of course, they’ve finished rolling around laughing at the bad jokes.

And of course, the other thing we haven’t mentioned is the weather. Clearly if you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, then the North might be a better bet and you might want to consider a Ride-On Bulldozer Truck (£41.99) for your kids to help clear the snow!

Those Boxing Day walks will be a bit brisker up North, and you’ll need several more layers! Alternatively, head South for hopefully sunnier, warmer climes, and instead of a festive frost enjoy a steamy festive froth in one of the hundreds of ‘posh’ cafes!

Wherever you go, whatever you do, have a merry, mixed-up Christmas!

For more information on Robert Dyas and its product ranges visit here.

Gift Cards – the Do’s and Don’ts

What to watch for – getting the best out of gift cards and vouchers this Christmas:

DO: check the expiry dates. Even with half of recipients redeeming their gift voucher within a month, the experts at Love2shop recommend UK shoppers double-check any expiry dates, which can range from 12 to 24 months depending on the product and retailer.

DON’T: limit your choice to just one store if you are not sure what your receiver would like – multi-retailer cards are often the best option for those who are tricky to gift. Remember gift-typing, when people are gifted the same thing year after year is a real things with nearly 40 per cent of us being gift-typed, so always go for variety, so loved ones get what they really want.

DO: pay by credit card. If you’re buying a gift card with a value of more than £100, pay on a credit card if you can. If the retailer you buy from goes bankrupt, your card provider will be jointly liable for your purchase under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, which means you’ll have a better chance of getting your money back.

DON’T: Panic if a retailer goes bust, as happened during the pandemic with some high-street shops like Top Shop and Debenhams going into administration. Some single store cards may be invalid if this happens but the good news is that customers can make a claim for their unused card and a big gift card product retailer like Love2shop will work with their customers experiencing any problems, often offering alternative products or expiry extensions.

DO: try to purchase online and ideally in digital form to be super-protected. This way you have a record of your purchase instantly and also can’t lose or mislay your voucher or card as you would with a physical plastic credit card style gift card or paper voucher.
Love2shop’s retailer list is regularly updated so check out which card or voucher can be spent where, here: www.love2shop.co.uk

WHERE TO SPEND LOVE2SHOP

Love2shop Voucher
Redeemable at over 150 top brands, there is something for everyone.

Where to spend
Love2shop Card
The ideal gift, spend in over 90 high street brands, or exchange for over 30 additional e-Gift Card options to spend online and in-store.

Where to spend
Love2shop e-Gift Card
Keep it digital with access to a specially curated catalogue of over 30 high street top brands and delivery services, to spend online.

Where to spend
Love2shop PayPoint e-Gift Card
The perfectly flexible gift, exchanged to spend at over 30 of your (and their!) favourite high street brands.

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Inspired by Nature: The NEW Winter Garden

Fabric Collection from ILIV

ILIV are proud to introduce Winter Garden, a beautiful new fabric collection based on nature inspired patterns that are synonymous with the Arts & Crafts era. With statement prints and highly decorative designs available, as well as ten beautiful colour palettes on a mix of luxurious base cloths, customers will be spoilt for choice.

Pictured above: Winter Garden fabric collection, colourway Sage (left) and Stone (right).
Prices start from £23 per m.

The new Winter Garden collection features detailed and intricate vine leaves with stylised foliage. There are striking floral blooms, nature inspired patterns, luxurious tapestry effect Jacquards and mirrored damasks to name but a few. The base cloths include sumptuous sateen, velvet and cotton half panama and there’s eye-catching prints, intricate embroideries and tactile weaves to choose from.

Pictured above: Winter Garden fabric collection, colourway Pewter (left) and Adriatic (right).
Prices start from £23 per m.

Pewter
The Pewter colourway is a winner for those who love mushroom, teal and mustard tones. The two eye catching designs in this colourway are Pavilion and Winter Pod. The former comes on a sumptuous velvet base with a damask print featuring the same floral and vine leaf motifs that runs throughout the entire collection. Winter Pod is a tapestry effect weave with trailing leaves and seed head pods, the way it drapes makes it perfect for curtains and upholstery, as pictured below.

Pictured above: Winter Garden Collection, colourway Pewter. Prices from £23.00 per metre. Curtains – Winter Pod Pewter, Cushions on sofa left to right – Acantha Henna, Woodcote Glacier, Rococo Glacier, Winter Pod Pewter & Woodcote Caramel. Chair & footstool – Rococo Glacier. Cushion in chair – Woodcote Caramel.

Pictured above, left to right: Pavilion Pewter £37 per m and Rococo Glacier £23 per m. Woodcote Glacier £23 per m and Winter Pod Pewter £96 per m.

Stone
Featuring gentle natural shades of taupe and putty, the Stone colourway is earthy and grounding. Neutral designs link hero prints and weaves together and are an essential part of an interior design scheme. Woodcote, pictured below in Stone, is rather like a simple stripe with its two tone leaf design printed on 100% cotton. This versatile design is also available in Delft, Sage, Caramel, Glacier, Chrome, Lava and Forest.

Pictured above: Winter Garden Collection, colourway Stone. Prices from £23.00 per metre. Curtains: Rococo Shadow. Cushions in chair: left – Vinery Stone, right – Woodcote Stone. Cushions above left: left – Vinery Stone, right – Rococo Shadow and bottom – Belvedere Stone.

Pictured above, left to right: Woodcote Stone £23 per m and Belvedere Stone £41 per m.

Adriatic
With peachy highlights on an inky blue base the Adriatic colourway is soft and restful. The designs available include Pavilion and Winter Fruits – which has a slightly smaller pattern repeat to Winter Pod that features in some of the other colourways. Both of these statement designs look great together and when teamed with two tone prints and weaves like Rococo and Belvedere. The beauty of the Winter Garden collection is that the prints, weaves and embroideries all work together seamlessly and there’s a perfect balance of large and small scale designs.

Pictured above: Winter Garden Collection, colourway Adriatic. Prices from £23.00 per metre. Headboard and curtains – Pavilion Adriatic. Bedspread – Acantha Rosemist. Back cushion – Rococo Rosemist. Middle cushion – Woodcote Glacier.

Pictured above, left to right: Pavilion Adriatic £37 per m and Winter Fruits Adriatic £25 per m. Rococo Rosemist £23 per m and Acantha Rosemist £25 per m.

Chrome
The Chrome colourway comprises of subtle shades of grey that range from the mid-grey of Belvedere to a lovely pale tone that you can see in both Vinery and Woodcote. Floriana, an elegant silk effect weave, is the woven version of Acantha – its stunning floral design depicts entwined flowers and foliage, as pictured below. Another of the main prints is Winter Fruits, a printed cotton fabric in subtle greys with a hint of sky blue and gentle lemon.

Pictured above: Pictured above: Winter Garden Collection, colourway Chrome. Prices from £23.00 per metre. Left – Curtains – Floriana Chrome. Cushion in chair – Winter Fruits Chrome. Right – Curtains: Floriana Chrome. Bottom Cushion: Winter Fruits Chrome. Top Cushion: Belvedere Chrome

Pictured above: Left to right: Vinery Chrome £71 per m and Belvedere Chrome £41 per m. Floriana Chrome £44 per m and Winter Fruits Chrome £25 per m.

Lava
Lava is all about warming shades of caramel, chocolate, taupe, stone and black. It’s bold, dramatic and ideal for creating a statement. There are six perfectly coordinated designs in this colourway. Both Acantha and Baroque sit on a black background with floral and leaf designs and Belvedere, seen here in Amber, offers a warm neutral that is perfect for furniture upholstery. Winter Fruits provides an uplifting accent with its bold design and pale base.

Pictured above: Winter Garden Collection, colourway Lava. Prices from £23.00 per metre.
Curtains – Acantha Lava. Chairs – Belvedere Amber. Cushion in the left chair – Winter Fruits Amber. Cushion in right chair – Baroque Lava.

Pictured above, left to right: Baroque Lava £37 per m and Belvedere Amber £41 per m. Winter Fruits Amber £25 per m and Acantha Lava £25 per m.

Delft
All the blues for this colourway – this shade is synonymous with the blue tone from the famous Delft Blue porcelain and it’s a great choice for interiors. Vinery, Winter Pod and Woodcote are all predominately blue based designs, as pictured below. Complementary shades of Ochre and deep Navy add depth to both Winter Garden and Cantaloupe making them perfect contrasting fabrics.

Pictured above: Winter Garden Collection, colourway Delft. Prices from £23.00 per metre. Curtains – Winter Pod Delft. Top Cushion – Vinery Delft. Bottom cushion – Woodcote Delft.

Pictured above, left to right: Winter Pod Delft £96 per m and Vinery Delft £71 per m. Acantha Ochre £25 per m and Cantaloupe Navy £37 per m.

Sage
This on-trend colour is a great choice for creating a calming atmosphere, ideal for a spring refresh the Sage colourway is sure to create a soothing décor scheme that is easy to live with. Floriana, together with Belvedere, Woodcote and Vinery, provide the perfect neutral base that work really well with both of the bolder designs. Both Acantha and Winter Fruits are really striking in Sage and their vibrancy adds interest to this timeless colour palette.

Pictured above: Winter Garden Collection, colourway Sage. Prices from £23.00 per metre. Fabrics on pegs from left to right – Winter Fruits Sage, Woodcote Sage, Rococo Glacier and Belvedere Sage. Blind: Vinery Sage. Cushions: Top – Belvedere Sage, Bottom – Woodcote Sage and Back – Winter Fruits Sage.

Pictured above, left to right: Floriana Sage £44 per m and Acantha Sage £25 per m. Winter Fruits Sage £25 per m and Woodcote Sage £23 per m.

Garnet
Rich shades like russet, turmeric, emerald green, maroon and rose are placed together in this exciting colourway. The main designs featured are Pimpernel – a stylised woven floral with Arts & Crafts origins, Winter Garden – a striking design featuring flower heads and trailing leaves printed on top of a smaller scale floral ground, and Miniature Garden – a small scale entwined floral ground from the background of Winter Garden. These rich tones coupled with the deep hues seen in the Ebony designs below, offer the perfect combination for a bold, maximalist style interior.

Pictured above: Winter Garden Collection, colourway Garnet. Prices from £23.00 per metre. Curtains and side of chair – Winter Garden Garnet. Cushion in chair – Winter Pod Garnet. Footstool: Miniature Garden Garnet. Cushions on Footstool, top to bottom: Winter Garden Garnet, Miniature Garden Garnet and Winter Pod Garnet.

Pictured above, left to right: Winter Garden Garnet £25 per m and Rococo Ebony £23 per m. Canteloupe Ebony £37 per m and Winter Garden Ebony £25 per m.

Forest
Cantaloupe is the printed version of Winter Pod and it sits on a lightweight velvet base that showcases the depth and vibrancy of the contrasting colours. It comes in three colourways; Ebony, Navy and Forest. Forest is bold with shades of green and complementary tones of orange and rust. The Winter Garden design in Forest is similar but with pops of teal. The coordinating prints are Miniature Garden and Woodcote which are both contemporary and sophisticated in this colourway.

Pictured above: Winter Garden Collection, colourway Forest. Prices from £23.00 per metre. Top cushion – Cantaloupe Forest, Bottom cushion – Woodcote Forest.

Pictured above, left to right: Winter Garden Forest £25 per m and Woodcote Forest £23 per m. Miniature Garden Maize £25 per m and Centeloupe Forest £37 per m.

Ivy
Ivy is playful and uplifting with a bold and refreshing turquoise hue taking centre stage. It is available in three designs: Winter Fruits, Winter Garden and Baroque. Winter Garden is printed onto cotton sateen which showcases the rich blue and green shades perfectly. The Arts & Crafts themed design of decorative flower heads and trailing leaves on a small scale floral ground makes for a striking print. It works beautifully with Baroque in Turquoise and Winter Fruits in Navy.

Pictured above: Winter Garden Collection, colourway Ivy. Prices from £23.00 per metre. Headboard: Winter Fruits Navy. Middle Cushions: Winter Fruits Navy. Front Cushions: Baroque Turquiose. Curtains: Pimpernel Turquoise. Cushions on floor: top – Baroque Turquoise, bottom – Winter Fruits Navy.

Pictured above, left to right: Winter Garden Ivy £25 per m and Baraque Turquoise £37 per m.

ILIV pride themselves on helping people to connect and be inspired by their environment, and this beautiful collection of unique fabrics inspired by nature certainly achieves that.

FOR MUSIC LOVERS

Lenco LS-55 turntable with built in speaker, Bluetooth and USB player with direct encoder to MP3 – available for £129.99 from HMV, Gear4Music and Lenco.

The Lenco LS-55 turntable is a multi-functional, belt-driven 33/45 RPM speed turntable with auto-stop system and a stylish wooden design with a built-in dust cover to prevent unwanted dust and debris from impacting vinyl listening, all with an adjustable counterweight. The classy design can blend in with any modern home whilst adding a touch of elegance. Using the highest quality components, the LS-55 can fill any room with the crisp and clear stereo sound that it produces through its ability to be a standalone too. This is thanks to the on board stereo amplifier with a passive radiator for better BASS effect, pushing out 2 x 5 watts for a clear and enjoyable listening on the built-in speaker. A truly vintage design with modern technology. An ideal turntable for any vinyl or music enthusiasts, the LS-55 is easy to use with an integrated RCA line-level output for compatibility with most hi-fi setups and several input options such as AUX and a wireless Bluetooth connection to any portable audio device. Included with this is a USB port which gives users the ability to convert their vinyl record collection into digital audio formats, allowing the digitising of record collections in a much easier way than ever before.

JLab Audio (The #1 true wireless brand under $100 in the US) GO Air True Wireless Earbuds – available in black, white, navy and army green, are now available from John Lewis, Argos for £19.99

Offering 20+ hour’s playtime, custom EQ3 Sound, at an incredibly affordable RRP of £29.99/$29.99, GO Air is the smallest true wireless product JLab has ever created. The lightweight buds deliver clean, crisp, audio for the daily listener and features dual connect, incorporating dual microphones that allow the earbuds to be used individually while the other remains in the charging case. Designed to go anywhere, the GO Air and its case are compact and small enough to fit in any bag or pocket.
Featuring a 20% smaller body than JLab’s best-selling JBuds Air, GO Air offers a slimmer profile, great for small ears. The longer earbud stem provides a snug in-ear fit, and comes with three sizes of gel tips so users can customise the fit to each ear. Focused on convenience and accessibility, the GO Air’s charging case measures under three inches by one inch and is designed with an integrated charging cable. The earbuds are secured into the open case with strong magnets. JLab’s patented cable design ensures you never lose the cable or need to find another to recharge your case. Each earbud will hold a 5-hour battery life and their case provides 15 extra hours.
ONESONIC MXS-HD1 Noise Cancelling Earbuds – £89.99 (RRP £109.99) from the ONESONIC website

The ONESONIC MXS-HD1 earbuds with Active Noise Cancellation and high definition audio deliver the ultimate music listening experience. Ergonomically designed for maximum comfort, with changeable silicon tips to fit every ear. IPX4 sweat and splash resistance means you can enjoy your activity worry free. Enjoy superior call quality with dual digital microphones and with environmental noise suppression, your call is clearer than ever before by filtering out surrounding noise. Listen all day with 5 hours play time per charge, and 20 hours charge in the wireless charging case. The ONESONIC MXS-HD1 earbuds are Apple and Android compatible, and work with Siri and Google Assistant.
Tronsmart T6 Plus Bluetooth Speaker 5.0, [Upgraded Edition] 40W Portable Outdoor Wireless Speaker With Tri-Bass Effects, 6600mAh Powerbank, IPX6 Waterproof, 15 Hrs Playtime, Voice Assistant,NFC available on Amazon UK for £56.08

Upgraded Design, Upgraded Experience: Upgraded Edition T6 Plus speaker is the latest version of Tronsmart speakers. The new exterior design is stylishly crafted and comfortable to hold. The improved position of speaker drivers allow true 360-degree surround sound. It has the NFC function added that allows you to easily connect the speaker by putting the phone on the touch area
Deep Bass, Powerful Stereo: The exclusive SoundPulse technology delivers 40 watts peak power making the bass deeper, and vocals more defined. 3 different equalizer audio modes that can suit any music genre. Dual passive radiator offers thumping deep bass, giving a strong beat for your tune
IPX6 Water Resistant: Built to resist heavy splashes, rain and sweat. This Tronsmart Bluetooth speaker is suitable for all various indoor and outdoor music occasions: Home party, dance teaching, Bushwalking ,cycling etc.
Extended Playtime: With up to 15 hours of battery life you can enjoy all day wireless music playing on a single charge. No worries about running out of power on your phone, because of the Built-in 6600mah power bank with USB A charge port you can quickly charge your smart phone which ensures the music never ends
Broad Compatibility: Bluetooth 5.0 offers the latest connectivity option for more stable connection & better range. Tronsmart outdoor speaker supports almost all audio devices that are Bluetooth compatible. Don’t worry if Bluetooth is not available, plug the 3.5mm audio cable into the speaker or USB flash drive or TF/SD card to enjoy your music all the same.

Tronsmart T2 PLUS Waterproof Bluetooth 5.0 Portable Speaker with 24 Hours Playtime, IPX7 Waterproof, Voice Assistant, Built-In Mic for Phone Outdoor, Alexa available on Amazon UK for £29.99 (Using £10 coupon)

20W Ultra-Portable Speaker with Deep Bass & Extensive Connectivity Advanced Bluetooth 5.0 technology features faster & stable signal transmission, clearer sound quality and lower power consumption. The waterproof wireless speaker has a range of about 100 feet. It can also be connected to non-Bluetooth devices via the included 3.5mm audio cable and the speaker will shift to AUX mode. Palm-sized, built to go, fits in your hand easily to play tunes anywhere anytime.
True Wireless Stereo & Super Bass Home Speaker: The Micro SD/TF Card Slot not only supports MP3 but also Lossless Audio Codec such as WAV/FLAC/APE. You can connect Two T2 Plus speakers together (40W) to get room-filling stereo sound to get a live music experience. Access Siri or Google now for help from your speaker with a simple button tap.
IPX7 Waterproof Floating Bluetooth Speaker: IPX7 Waterproof protection against rain, dust, snow, and shock. Perfect for home, yard, beach, shower or pool party. IPX7 Waterproof Bluetooth speaker is splash-proof which allows you to enjoy it in different circumstances by the seaside or in the rain. Durable design great for travel, camping, boating, Kayaking, outdoor adventure. It has a built-in microphone to help you make phone calls hands free.
Excellent Battery – 3600MAH Outdoor Speaker: Smart Speaker with 3600mAh rechargeable battery, One full charge lets you play music for up to 24 straight hours at 50% volume(Playtime varies according to volume level and audio content). Elegant design to be comfortable to carry or place as an ornament in the room, so portable Bluetooth speaker is the best choice to enjoy music from day to night.

JLab Audio Epic Air ANC and Epic Air Sport ANC wireless earbuds with customisable audio settings – both available at £49.97 (Currently Half Price RRP £99.99) from John Lewis

The Epic Air Sport ANC and Epic Air ANC are the first true wireless earbuds to utilise JLab’s new Smart ANC technology and the JLab Air ANC app, with three noise control modes and the ability to fine tune the sound by adjusting the equalizer settings. Using hybrid ANC, a combination of feedforward and feedback ANC, JLab’s Smart ANC adapts on-the-go to variants in environment, earbud fit, and other factors to create the best audio and listening experience.
The company has also developed a new JLab Air ANC app where users can customise the active noise control level, pass-through audio, equaliser settings, and touch controls for each earbud. This means users can truly adjust and design the earphones to suit their exact tastes and preferences with both ease and convenience of the controls and the sound. Once the perfect sound is set, it will be saved on the app and remain on the earbuds, every time they are used from then onwards. Both products include JLab’s Be Aware audio mode, which allows ambient noise in through the earbuds when turned on making the earbuds ideal for situations such as running or cycling outdoors to hear cars and other safety noises, or talking to friends or colleagues without having to pause the music and take the earbuds out.
The Epic Air Sport ANC and Epic Air ANC also utilise infrared wear detect sensors, which automatically pause and resume the audio being played when the earbuds are removed or placed back into the wearer’s ear. Other premium features include JLab’s Movie Mode, a low latency setting which decreases audio lag, so voices match up perfectly to video content. Both the Epic Air Sport ANC and Epic Air ANC come with six interchangeable eartips including three sets of silicone gel tips, two extra-long tips and one set of Cloud Foam™ eartips. The Epic Air Sport ANC has 70+ hours of playtime (15+ hours of bluetooth playtime in each earbud and 55+ additional hours from the charging case) with a IP66 water resistance rating. The Epic Air ANC has 48+ hours of playtime (12+ hours of bluetooth playtime in each earbud and 36+ additional hours from the charging case) with a IP55 water resistance rating. Both come with a 2-year warranty.

FOR THE GAMERS AND STREAMERS
AndaSeat Fnatic Esports Pro Black & Orange Premium Ergonomic Office Desk Chair. Leather with Neck and Lumbar Back Support Pillow – RRP £449.99 – CHRISTMAS SALE PRICE £349.99 from AndaSeat website – UP TO 15 percent affiliate rates with ANDASEAT on SHAREASALE. 72 hours shipping on all AndaSeat chairs

Padded with 65Kg/M3 cold-cured and super high-density foam, the AndaSeat Fnatic Edition offers the all-important support for the spine during long gaming sessions, providing good back support to help maintain posture, even when sitting for long periods of time. The dual cushions can be adjusted to support both the lumbar and cervical spines simultaneously, allowing gamers to settle back into the chair with ease. With a lockable synchronic-tilt mechanism and special Z-Shape design, the chair can take heavier weight than normal mechanisms and allows users to recline up to an angle of 160 degrees and then locked when not in rocking mode.
The backrest is entirely independent and adjustable, which also lessens the strain on the neck and back whilst the 4D PU covered customisable armrest allows for a wide variety in terms of width and height adjustments to better support the wrists and arms. The chair makes use of AndaSeat’s smooth bonded, scratch and stain resistant technology and high-density one piece foam, contouring to the shape of the user, coupled with a precision manufactured steel frame for the ultimate sitting experience. AndaSeat and Fnatic share the same brand colours of yellow and orange and the AndaSeat Fnatic Edition gaming chair assimilates this brand colour into side tapes and the handles of the chair whilst the body of the chair is in professional and elegant black. Integrated with Fnatic new logo, this chair enables fans to feel part of the Fnatic family brand.
The chair is made of luxury PVC leather with a soft touch of a top grain leather, designed and made with total comfort in mind. With the same materials as used in the racing car chairs previously built by AndaSeat, they offer smooth bonded, scratch and stain resistant technology. Not only it is easy to clean, but also much stronger.
AndaSeat Jungle Pro Series Gaming Chair £199.99 from Amazon UK

The Jungle Pro is a luxurious racing chair that contours to body shape with high-density one piece 55kg/m³ foam. The removable medium sized headrest pillow and lumbar cushion provides spine and neck support, offering a truly comfortable seated position even after long hours of gaming or work.
With 2D Armrests the Jungle can be easily adapted to deliver optimum comfort by supporting the forearm and relieve wrist pressure and muscle strain. The reclining office chair tilts 90~160 degree with angle lock at 5 different positions. Adjust the height with high performance Class 4 Hydraulic Nitrogen Pistons. Precision manufactured high quality 22mm diameter steel frame is covered with a lifetime warranty. Only the best 2mm thick seamless steal is produced to ensure the chair will last the course of time. The iron 5-point base provides stability and strength, supported by 60mm silent and smooth movement wheels, suitable for all surfaces.

ANDASEAT Kaiser 2 Gaming and Ergonomic XL Computer Office Chair with 4D Adjustable PU Armrest, 160°PVC Leather Swivel Rocker Video Game Chairs with Headrest Lumbar Pillow – Available in Maroon RRP £399.99 CHRISTMAS SALE PRICE £349.99 on AndaSeat website

AndaSeat’s Kaiser 2 ergonomic gaming chair is padded with 65-70Kg/M3 cold-cured and super high-density foam to offer all-important support for the spine during long gaming sessions and helps to maintain posture for long periods of time. With high tensile strength carbon and a soft flexible coating with the feel of leather, the chair is virtually indestructible. The dual ergonomic headrest and lumbar support cushions can be adjusted to support both the lumbar and cervical spines simultaneously and conform to the curves of the body. With a lockable synchronic-tilt mechanism and special Z-Shape design, the chair can take heavier weight (up to 180kg) than normal mechanisms and allows users to recline up to an angle of 160 degrees which can be locked when not in rocking mode. Made of luxury PVC leather with a soft touch of a top grain leather and using the same materials as used in racing car chairs, they offer smooth bonded, scratch and stain resistant technology so really easy to clean. The 4D PU covered customisable armrest allows a wide variety in terms of width and height adjustments to better support the wrists and arms.
GameSir X2 Bluetooth Mobile Gaming controller available from Amazon and Amazon UK for $59.99/£69.99

GameSir has updated the X2 Mobile Gaming controller, designed to give users an outstanding cloud gaming experience, to make this unique mobile gaming experience available to everyone. Now equipped with Bluetooth, the X2 Bluetooth version supports both iOS and Android devices and is compatible with Apple Arcade and MFi games. Like its predecessor, the X2 Bluetooth version is designed to provide a full array of controls and minimise lag to deliver the ultimate gaming experience.
The X2 Bluetooth version features a split design that includes a joystick on both the left and the right sides and ABXY buttons. The L1/L2 and R1/R2 trigger buttons are micro switches with a small contact gap and high sensitivity for a realistic gaming experience. The buttons come with a lifespan of up to 3 million presses so gamers do not need to worry about wearing them out!
– Simply expandable to securely hold phones measuring up to 173mm, and the soft rubber grips will ensure a comfortable hold throughout any gaming session.
– The X2 Bluetooth controller now includes a screenshot button, allowing for a quick snapshot of the best onscreen gaming moments.
– With a 500 mAh battery and Type-C Charging Port, the GameSir X2 Bluetooth has a powerful long life, allowing gamers to play for about 20 hours under normal use, all from a short two-hour charge, so non-stop gaming is truly guaranteed.

GameSir T4 Pro Wireless Bluetooth Controller for Nintendo Switch, Switch Pro, iPhone/Android/PC with LED Backlight, Turbo Gamepad Joystick with Dual Motor – RRP £35.99 –on Amazon

GameSir T4 pro controller built-in 6-axis gyro, which can also more sensitively and let the player’s movements and reflect it more accurately in the game. Support Apple Arcade And MFi Games. Compatible with Android, iOS, Windows 7 or later, Mac OS, Android TV box. Connections: via 3 main connections of Bluetooth, 2,4 GHz receiver/wired. Note: Not have 2.4Ghz dongle, works for Switch or Switch Lite only by Bluetooth.
Turbo & Double Vibration Function: built in dual motors enhance gameplay with vibration feedback, android controller provide the most appropriate vibration strength for game feedback. Press Turbo+D-pad’s up&down to adjust the intensity of 5 levels motor vibration. The GameSir T4 pro Mobile Controller allows users to create their own personal configuration and conquer other players. GameSir T4 pro still supports users to customize the four buttons on their backs with simple settings.
Colorful Led Backlight: T4 pro wireless controller has colorful LED backlight. Stunning colorful LED backlight on ABXY buttons and right joystick glows even in the dark, Which bring outstanding gaming experience feeling for you.

GameSir G4 Pro Bluetooth Wireless Gaming Controller for Android/iOS/PC/Nintendo Switch with Phone Bracket, USB Mobile Phone Gamepad for Apple Arcade MFi Games, Customizable ABXY, Axis Gyroscope – RRP £32.99 from Amazon

GameSir G4 adopts a 32-bit MCU chip, computation capability is up to 48 million times per second, along with Realtek Bluetooth 4.0 technology, G4 features high sensitivity and accuracy in game control. LED battery power indicator, vibration intensity adjustment, vibration frequency adjustment. Built-in 800mAh polymer lithium battery lasts for 30 hours in normal conditions. Automatic sleep mode is a power saver. GameSir G4 is compatible with 3 platforms of Android 4.0 / Windows PC / PS3, via two main connections of Bluetooth 4.0 / wired, working great with Android smart phones, and tablets, Windows PC, Steam, PS3. broad range of native Android games are supported.
G4 makes the vibration intensity and vibration frequency adjustment becomes reality. Press Clear + Up / Down button of the D-pad to choose the higher / lower vibration frequency. Dual-vibration motors, Realistic vibration and striking, each hit, crush and explosion can be vividly felt. The layout of the buttons is so humanized as to operate fluently and efficiently. With two adjustable angles (Multi-Angle, 110 degrees & 150 degrees) can be used as an individual mobile holder for 3.5~6-inch smart phones.
Floating D-pad makes it easier to discern between the eight compass points. 360-degree analog joysticks ensure the ultra-accuracy. Firm and quick responsive function buttons can be pressed with no efforts. Sensitive triggers allow you perform great in car racing and drifting games. G4 also features changeable position of D-pad. Press Clear+L3 to exchange the position of left joystick and D-pad. Play the games as you like.
Support Platforms
GameSir G4 is compatible with Android devices such as smartphone, tablet, TV box (Android 4.0 or later), Windows PC(Windows 7/8/10), PS3, via Bluetooth 4.0 or wired connection.
Trust Gaming GXT 255+ ONYX professional microphone with arm, cardioid audio pattern, shock mount and pop filter – available from Amazon for £174.99.

With a cardioid audio pattern, a shock mount, zero-latency monitoring and a steel boom arm included, the Trust Onyx Professional Microphone delivers everything required for studio-quality audio recording. Plus, the adjustable LED lighting ring with six colours, brings quality recordings to life. Recording is instant and effortless with the Onyx thanks to its simple USB connection. A hub with one additional USB port is also included for extra convenience.
Designed with content creators in mind, this professional membrane microphone is adept at streaming, recording and broadcasting any kind of content. Thanks to the cardioid pattern, background noise is reduced, which makes this microphone suitable for podcasts, voice-overs, live streams and instrument recordings. Every sound made will be captured in the highest possible quality. The Onyx’s studio-grade boom arm is made from sturdy aluminium to reduce unwanted sounds from vibration. The arm is fully adjustable, allowing users to secure the best position and angle to record, while keeping an eye on ergonomics at the same time. Clamping onto a table, the stand saves space, and a hidden cable keeps your desk clean.
Several pro features are included in the Onyx’ design. The shock mount reduces the sound of any movement, while the pop filter filters out unwanted popping sounds for a crystal-clear quality. Furthermore, the zero-latency headphone monitoring port lets users to listen to what they are recording in real-time, without any delay. Situated on the body of the microphone is the gain dial which allows users to quickly adjust the audio sensitivity. There is also an easy-access mute control on the body which turns the LED light when in use.
Govee Glide RGBIC Smart Wall Light, Music Sync LED Gaming Light with 40+ Dynamic Scenes for Decoration, Alexa and Google Assistant, 6 Pcs and 1 Corner RRP £99.99 available on Amazon.

• Customize Glide Shape: Connect the 7 interchangeable gaming wall decoration lights segments in any order you want for a wall light shape that’s truly your own style. If you have more than one Glide set, group control them together in Govee Home App.
• Breathtaking Multi-Colour Lighting: Our patented RGBIC tech lets glide gaming lights display up to 57 colours at one time and 16 million colours total, allowing for beautiful colour combinations and flowing multi-colour like neon lighting effects.
• Reacts to Your Music: Glide gaming gifts can react in real-time to any music & gaming audio with its built-in microphone and 6 vibrant music modes, so your gaming sessions and parties always stay lit.
• Dynamic Light Effects: With more than 40+ dynamic scene modes to choose from, completely change vibe with a single tap. Find multi-colour moving scenes based on different emotions, nature elements, and life activities for your RGBIC gaming lights.
• Powerful App and Voice Controls: Govee Home app provides powerful control and customization. When the time does come to keep both hands on the keyboard & mouse, use Alexa and other voice assistants to control Govee Glide hands-free.

Govee Smart Table Lamp, RGBIC LED Night Light App Control Alexa Bedside Lamp with Scene Modes, Dimmable Nightstand Light for Bedroom, Living Room RRP £68.99 available on Amazon.

• Creative DIY Mode: Our intuitive DIY mode, via the Govee Home App, allows you to personalize light effects and save them for later. With Finger Sketch, you can draw colour patterns on the App and apply them to your table lamp.
• Create Your Scene: With 37 Scene modes, you can jazz up your romantic dinners or casual get-together. The scenes are dimmable and were designed to fit any indoor occasion.
• Hands-Free Control: The smart table lamp is compatible with both Alexa and Google Assistant. Free up your hands and manage your bedside lamp with simple voice commands.
• Sync Your Music: With a built-in mic, the table lamp can sync to any music type. Choose from 4 music modes and watch in glee as your lights dance to the rhythm of your favourite songs, energizing your mood effortlessly.
• Create Helpful Schedules: Program the bedside lamp to power on or off automatically and adjust its brightness, helping you fall asleep peacefully or wake up with warm colour.

JLab TALK Microphone series – Talk GO (RRP £49.99), the Talk (£79.99), and, the more premium option, Talk Pro (£119.99)

The new JLab Talk range are a multi-tiered line of USB microphones ideal for everything from gaming, streaming and online calls, to podcast and professional-level recording. Each JLab Talk microphone has been tuned to deliver optimal sound recording for the usage scenario for which it was created. The Talk GO is compact, lightweight and portable, designed for calling, streaming, and podcasting. The second product in the collection, the JLab Talk, ups the ante by including three condensers and four directional options, all at a price point below leading competitors offering similar features. For those looking for a professional-grade USB mic, the Talk PRO takes the series to the next level by increasing the recording sample rate to an impressive 192k.
All JLab Audio Talk series microphones feature 24-bit rate, plug & play compatibility, 3.5mm headphone jack for zero-latency, quick-mute button, 5/8″ mount foldable stands, and on-mic controls. In addition, each model comes with a 5-foot USB / USB-C braided cable, providing ample length for positioning microphones when recording both audio and video.
Trust GXT 856 Torac Metal Gaming Keyboard – RRP £34.99 – from Argos

Engineered for serious gaming, the Trust GXT 856 Torac Metal Gaming Keyboard combines durability with usability, with the added colour hit from stunning LED illumination. A glorious LED lights experience is located behind the keys to enhance the gaming experience. Adjust the brightness and speed of the multicolour illumination effects to match in-game actions. The Torac boasts fingertip control with 12 media keys to adjust the volume, open mail, play or pause videos or even mute audio. The Torac also features a dedicated game-mode switch – this puts the Windows key in lock mode while playing, allowing for uninterrupted gaming.

Trust Gaming GXT 488 Forze-G [Officially Licensed for PlayStation] Gaming Headset for PS4 and PS5 with Flexible Microphone and Inline Remote Control, Grey. RRP £39.99 – CHRISTMAS SALE DEAL £22.99 from Amazon UK

An officially licensed product for PlayStation®4, the GXT 488 Forze is designed to enhance video games with powerful, immersive sound. With a stylish design that matches PlayStation®4, the headset is the ideal way to enrich the gaming experience. With 50mm speakers, the Forze deliver ultra-clear dialogue and powerful bass so, whether on a battlefield, racetrack or in a stadium, gamers can be fully immersed into the game.

The headset’s design combines comfort with sturdiness to ensure that those wearing can be comfortable even during long gaming sessions. With soft earpads, an adjustable headband that is metal reinforced and available in three finishes: black, blue camo and grey camo, they both look and feel good to wear. Easy to set up, connect it by simply plugging the 1.2m nylon cable into the DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller. Thanks to the inline remote on the cable, it is also quick to adjust the volume or mute the microphone without having to go into a menu.

The Forze can also be used with tablets, smartphones and laptops.

FOR THOSE HAVING TO WORK FROM HOME
Trust Teza 4K Ultra HD Webcam, 3840×2160, 2 Integrated Microphones and Autofocus, 30 FPS, USB Plug & Play, Web Camera for YouTube, Teams, Zoom, Skype, PC, Laptop, Mac, Macbook – Black – £119.99 on Amazon

HIGH-QUALITY 4K IMAGE – A 4K lens captures the best of you, with an image that is sharp and clear, with improved depth perception and accurate colours
HEAR EVERYONE – Dual microphones pick up sound from multiple directions – meaning everyone’s voice is heard, even in group meetings
STAY SEEN – Autofocus, a 74° field of view, and automatic white balance provide higher quality and more visually accurate recordings
ACCESSORIES INCLUDED – A tripod, USB-A to USB-C adapter, and attachable privacy shutter give you the tools you need to record your way
PLUG & PLAY – From Zoom to Microsoft Teams. From PC to Mac. It’s as easy as that – no setup necessary
JLab GO Work Headset – RRP £49.99 CHRISTMAS SALE PRICE £29.99 from 19th November at Amazon UK.

Meet the GO Work wireless on-ear headset, perfect for everyday office life. Enjoy clear calls and video calls and never forget to un-mute with the mute-indicator-light at the end of the boom mic. The powerful boom mic can be rotated up, when you’re focused independently or down to allow colleagues to hear just you (not the dog barking or the doorbell). Transition from mobile to laptop without touching any settings and enjoy GO Work wired while stationary at your computer or wireless for more mobility to multitask.
Connect wirelessly via Bluetooth to your PC, Mac, mobile and more. Or plug-in with the included USB-C to 3.5mm cable. Plus with Bluetooth multipoint technology you can connect to any two devices simultaneously. Transition from mobile to laptop without touching any settings. C3 Calling uses dual microphones: One mic picks up your voice and the other eliminates environmental sounds around you so that your voice remains crystal clear anytime, anywhere.
You’ll get a full 45+-hour work week on one charge and all-day comfort with Cloud Foam earcups. Rotate the boom microphone for listening only and back down to take a call or video conference.

FOR THE HEALTH & FITNESS FREAKS
RENPHO Smart Skipping Rope, Speed Jump Rope Counter, Adjustable Digital Jump Ropes Adult for Fitness, Crossfit, Workout, Gym, MMA, HIIT,APP Data Analysis for Indoor & Outdooor Exercise – £24.99 on Amazon

Smart skipping rope with counter: With speed jump rope with counter, you can get a more efficient, more low-cost, and happier cardio exercise. The jump rope is lightweight and portable, it can be flexibly used indoors or outdoors. Keep workouts, it will help you keep a fit body and effectively improve cardiopulmonary functions and endurance.
Reach fitness goal with digital APP Renpho Fit: Our fitness skipping rope can connect with our APP Renpho Fit that can easily analyze and track your periodic workout data. You can grasp your skip time, total skip number, calories burned, and tangles to reach your fitness goal at any time.
3 smart skipping rope modes: The workout skipping ropes have 3 skipping modes to choose from (Free Jump/Time Countdown/Numbers Countdown). Our jump rope is built-in chip and is equipped with 3 sensitive & precise Hall sensors that can count for every jumping data correctly and ensure data accuracy.
Adjustable PVC steel wire rope: The skipping rope counter adopts in 3M/9.85FT PVC steel wire rope that is durable and non-tangling. The PVC wrapped steel rope can be suitable for almost any kind of floor like concrete floor, floor tile, wooden, and cobbled road. No need for cutting and can adjust quickly.
RENPHO R3 3200rpm Handheld Percussion Muscle Massager with 2500mAh Battery and Type-C Charging for Muscle Pain Relief Recovery – £99.99 on Amazon.co.uk

HIGH SPEED 3200RPM/M BRUSHLESS MOTOR: Upgraded R3 Powerful Massage Gun is equipped with 16.8V brushless motor, which can reach 1800 to 3200rpm/min, available for different muscle groups, aiding in sore muscle relief, relax and shape different body muscle parts.
SUPER QUIET LESS THAN 45dB: The brushless noise reduction motor is equipped with a new generation of noise reduction technology to control the noise within 45dB, just like whispering in the ear, making the fatigue and soreness of the body all resolved in the silent vibration, you enjoy a quiet moment of relaxation!
0.68KG SUPER LIGHT&ERGONOMIC DESIGN: Renpho Massage Gun weighs only 0.68kg,it’s much lighter than other massage guns in same size, makes it so easy to carry during the whole massage. Ergonomic design, all operations can be completed with only one button by yourself. You can even enjoy the deep tissue muscle massage independently with one hand.
2500mAh HIGH-CAPACITY LITHIUM BATTERY&10mins Auto-Off Protection: The muscle massage gun is equipped with a rechargeable 2500mAh high-quality lithium battery, providing stable lasting power. Once 3H charge brings an unfettered deep massage experience. 10mins Auto-off Intelligent timing protection avoids damage to muscles and bones due to too long massage time.
SUPER CONVENIENT TYPE-C CHARGING PORT: No need carry the charging cable anywhere when you travel or just go out! This Renpho deep tissue muscle massage gun designed with type C charging port can be charged with most popular type c cable by regular phone adapter or 5V/2A adapter such as a power bank.
RENPHO Bluetooth Smart Bathroom Scales with Body Weight, BMI, Body Fat%, Water %, Skeletal Muscle, Fat-free Body Weight, Muscle Mass, Bone Mass, Protein, BMR, Subcutaneous Fat, Visceral Fat and Metabolic Age measurements – Available from Amazon UK for £23.99 using the 20 percent coupon now live to make it even cheaper

The renpho smart scale is equipped with four high-precision sensors and four electrodes to ensure a quick and accurate body composition analysis.
Smart app syncs with fitness app – Already have millions of happy global users. Renpho app works with samsung health, apple health, fitbit, google fit, and offers app for apple watch (Except for apple watch series 1).
13 essential measurements – Smart scale shows body weight and data including BMI, muscle mass, body fat percentage, storing to renpho app. You can weigh yourself anytime without your phone. The data will sync to the app once it is connected again.
High accuracy – Auto calibration and high precision sensors measure in increments of 0.2lb/0.05kg with 396lbs/180kg capacity. 4 sensitive electrodes, 5mm tempered glass platform, 3 AAA batteries included. Modern and sleek design with classic black color.
High-sensitivity sensors and electrodes give you precise body measurements.
One scale for unlimited users – Body fat scale allows you and your family to share one scale together. It’s convenient for every member to know their body metrics better and do some relevant improvements.
Monitor your progress – Renpho scale connects with the apps to help you set goals, save historical data, and track your daily, weekly, and monthly progress. Download renpho app in apple app/google play and renpho app works with Bluetooth 4.0 and above.
RENPHO Eye Massager with Heat, Air Compression, Wireless Music Rechargeable Eye Therapy Massager for Relieve Eye Strain Dark Circles Eye Bags Dry Eye Improve Sleep – £59.99 from Amazon

Renpho’s eye massage adopts kneading, trigger point comfort, oscillating pressure, and rhythmic percussion massaging. Built-in heating pads provide a comfortable temperature between 104 and 107 degrees Fahrenheit(40?-42?), better for relieving eye strain, eye puffiness, dry eyes, etc. Note 1: We do not recommend customers use Renpho eye massager if they have undergone eye operation, retina condition, cataract, glaucoma, and other eye diseases, etc.
FOR THOSE WHO LOVE DIY
HOZO Design MEAZOR – the world’s most compact 6-in-1 multifunctional laser measurer, with cutting-edge 2D floorplan scanning function – available to purchase from the HOZO Design website for £145/$199 with Amazon availability in November
High resolution images of the MEAZOR are available HERE
With unit conversion, laser distance measure, a built-in bubble level and curve scanning, the MEAZOR is the ultimate pocketable tool

With a sleek, compact and attractive design with a durable stainless-steel frame, the MEAZOR has been exquisitely engineered to fit seamlessly into creative lifestyles, and is currently the smallest 2D laser room scanner in the world. Whilst the device is ideal for creative professionals, designers and architects, MEAZOR has also been meticulously designed to be used in everyday life, to make measuring easier and more enjoyable for all. The 184 PPI tempered glass touch screen and 4096 grade magnetic encoder are built to last, providing high-grade durability and stability for rolling function. The 650mAh battery also supports up to 30 days of wireless use on a single charge and supports USB-C charging.
The MEAZOR boasts an incredible array of impressive features and is truly the first of its kind. A unique 2D floor scanning capability enables users to perform precise measuring for high-end floorplans in seconds, as the device can simply be rotated 360°. The built-in rolling measurer ensures that every last detail is measured precisely, from straight edges, to detailed arcs using the curve scanning function. It also has the ability to convert metric and imperial units, and even customised scales. The laser distance measurer records reliable measurements of up to 25 metres/80 feet, putting MEAZOR leagues above conventional laser measurement devices. Additional features include a built-in bubble level, protractor, curve scanner and pro laser. With MEAZOR’s intuitive smartphone app, users can connect their smartphone via Bluetooth and can import designs, draw and edit plans, share and export 4 different types of CAD files seamlessly. The app also boasts an impressive space and dimension calculation feature, and is available to download from the App Store and the Google Play Store.

FOR THOSE ON THE GO
JLab JBuds Frames – Bring wireless audio to any pair of glasses or sunglasses – Available at Argos and coming soon at other retailers for just £49.99

True wireless attachments that fit any glasses or sunglasses frame, offering amazing sound on-the-go with powerful 16mm drivers, upgraded microphones and 8+ hours battery life

JLab Audio’s JBuds Frames are comprised of two independently operating Bluetooth true wireless audio devices, which can be affixed to the temples of sunglasses, eyeglasses, and similarly styled blue light blocking eyewear. Their open-ear design features appropriately sized 16mm drivers that produce sound perfect for personal use, without being heard by those close by. The open-ear design of the JBuds Frames also allows the wearer to be acutely aware of their surroundings while listening to audio content in any activity – whether working from home to exercising outdoors, and offer an 8+ hour playtime. The JBuds Frames come with multiple silicone sleeves to help accommodate various sized eyewear temples. They also have an IPX4 rating, ensuring they’re safe from splashes while listening to a podcast as they brush their teeth in the morning or during light rain while the wearer is on a trail run. Dual Connect technology enables either JBuds Frames component to be used independently or together, and their 30′ Bluetooth range to the device allows freedom of movement. Conveniently located button controls let the user accept or decline phone calls, adjust volume, and switch between JLab’s Signature and Bass Boost EQ settings.
ScoutPro: World’s Smallest 240W Portable Powerbank – The MSRP for ScoutPro is $299, however as part of a pre-launch deal, there are limited number available on Indiegogo InDemand for $149/£101

Portable power has never been easier or more efficient than with the new Scout Pro! With up to 24,000mAh of large capacity backup power, and with 5 convenient ways of charging devices – Scout Pro will keep you charged and ready for all the power needs your devices demand.

Scout Pro touts built in magnetic charging, made for the iPhone 12 family of devices, along with wireless charging for your AppleWatch. With up to 100W output type-c charging, Scout Pro can keep your MacBook charged and ready to go!
Bring Hollywood lighting to your phone, laptop or tablet with BIGSOFTI – £75/$99 from the BIGSOFTI website

Say hello to BIGSOFTI, the portable soft light for better videos, video calls, and photos. We all know someone who can benefit from this, including ourselves! This is truly a must-have to add to your holiday gift-giving that will be instantly used once unboxed for the perfect selfie – or video call to those loved ones who you can’t see in person. A high-quality, bi-color LED soft light delivers stunning diffused lighting for all your devices – phones, cameras, tablets, laptops. BIGSOFTI delivers professional lighting principles in a super lightweight, easy-to-use device. T.V. commercial director Al Morrow brings the magic of Hollywood lighting to your phone for the best photos and videos. It’s how professionals do lighting on film sets with BIGGER lights wrapping around facial features and SOFTER lights smoothing out any bumps and blemishes, so actors and models always look their best. His team of award-winning Australian developers and designers are the brains behind design elements for brands such as Sony and Intel.
• Delivers perfect soft, bright light with five settings
• Ideal for beginners and experts alike
• Control your lighting angle by up to 45 degrees with the patent-pending rotating barrel connector built into all accessory mounts
• Use BIGSOFTI on your mobile, tablet, and laptop with the universal clip
• Long-lasting lithium poly battery technology
• Rechargeable: Up to 10 hours of run time (approx 1.3 hours at 100% brightness)
• Three Color Settings: Cool Daylight, Warm Tungsten, Clean White
• Slim fit styling that slips in your pocket
• Touch sensor buttons
• Comes with a Universal Clip and 400mm | 15.75” premium silicon USB-C to USB-A cabl
• Universal Clip Included: Price: $99 USD

Intelli StepUp Magnetic Charging Station –available on the INTELLI website for $69.99/£54 and $69.99 on Amazon.com.

StepUp wireless magnetic compatible hub features a modern design that can simultaneously charge your iPhone 12 or 13 series, AirPods, and Apple Watch. Compatible magnets hold your phone nicely in place while charging. Don’t need to charge an Apple Watch or AirPods? No problem, slide the charging docks back into StepUp for a sleek and modern look.

Magnetic Wireless Charging compatible
Charges up to 3 devices simultaneously
5W / 7.5W / 10W / 15W wireless charging for iPhones
5W wireless charging for AirPods
2.5W wireless charging for Apple Watch

FOR THE KIDS
JLab Kids volume limiting JBuddies Studio (Wireless) headphones – £29.99 from Currys and Argos

Compact and foldable, the JLab Audio JBuddies Studio Wireless Bluetooth Kids Headphones have a volume limiter so young music fans won’t crank up the volume and damage their ears.
The in-line controls and microphone are great for hands-free calls or gaming. And the wireless design means your child can roam free. Plus, it’s safer too.
Great for a long flight or car ride, these headphones can be folded for easy packing, and the battery lasts up to 13 hours on a single charge.

• Over-ear headphones
• Battery life: up to 13 hours
• iOS / Android compatible
• Microphone / remote / volume control
• Volume limited

Fourfit Mini 2 kids fitness tracker with heart rate tracking and full colour screen – £24.99 here

There’s never been a better time to take care of the kid’s health. Reward the children for being active & set health goals with Fourfit Mini 2. The mini is slim fitness and activity tracker band for children that has all of the features of our best-selling adult band with a smaller strap for kids. The only children’s fitness tracker to include heart rate tracking as standard!
Want to get the kids outside? Get them excited about being active? Incentivise them to get more sleep and live healthier lives? Tech meets activity, the perfect synergy keeping the kids engaged and you the parents informed.
Features: Sleep tracking, Activity level monitoring and tracking, Lung health tracking (blood oxygen saturation), Vibration Smart Alarm, Get up & move reminder (vibrates and reminds the kids to get moving in the watch to do activity if they have been inactive for a while), Step tracking, Heart rate tracking, Blood pressure monitoring, Calorie counter, Easy find from the phone app with built in anti-lose feature, 5 colour choices

FOR THE HOUSE PROUD
BRAND NEW RELEASE – Proscenic T22 Air Fryer with 13 Presets & Shake Reminder, Oil Free Air Fryer 5L, Low-Noise, Compatible with APP & Alexa, 100+ Online Recipes, LED Touch Screen, Non-Stick Basket, 1700W. RRP 129.99 on Amazon

With the aid of the TurboAir Technology which is 7 times more effective than regular air circulation technology, Proscenic T22 reduces 90% of fats contained in foods. The air fryer offers a 360° Steric Air Circulation that heats the food evenly, increasing the cooking efficiency by 30% while the nutrients are well retained. Subsequently, the foods are given a friable, brown color, making them look mouth-watering. Using the Proscenic APP, you can easily control your air fryer, schedule and monitor the cooking process; You can also create and share your own recipes on the app.The Intelligent SuperDenoise Technology will reduce the common noise by 20% and maintain a low noise level of 48 dB while working. Working in the kitchen is pleasant instead of annoying.
13 cooking functions, which include 11 presets, Preheat and Keep Warm. The 11 one-touch presets can satisfy you: Fries, Chicken, Steak, Vegetable, Fish, Shrimp, Pizza, Bacon, Onion Rings, Cake, Toast. The T22 could perform multiple functions at the same time. It can preheat and keep warm before starting working. The T22 air fryer basket is made from food-safe materials that are BPA and PFOA free. As it is coated in non-stick Teflon, you can clean it directly in the dishwasher.

Proscenic A8 Air Purifier for Home, with H13 True HEPA Filter for 430 Sq. Ft, APP & Alexa Control, 99.97% Air Cleaner for Smokers, Pets Hair, Dander, Pollen, Dust, Odors. Now £59 on Amazon with £10 coupon.

UPV 1.0 purification technology makes the CADR value of A8 reach 220m³/h (Dust/Pollen/Smoke)CARB Certified, which means that it can purify a room up to 430 ft² and circulate room air over 3 times per hour. Advanced 4-Stage Filtration System: Equipped with 4 levels of filtration system – Pre-filter, Nano Filter, Activated carbon filter, H13 True HEPA filter, the A8 air purifier can capture 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 µm,such as dust, pet dander, smoke, pollen, odors, etc.

Timer and Schedule: Schedule the start time, end time, or customize various fan speed for the different time periods through ProscenicHome App. With a built-in sensor design, it can detect the air quality and show different colors according to the quality of the real-time air. The green light means good air quality, red light means very bad air quality, and the yellow light means bad air quality, with which you can feel the change of the air quality clearly.

A8 air purifiers are 100% ozone-free products. UVC light and negative ions used by other brands may produce ozone, which is especially harmful to children and asthma sufferers. Automatic mode: real-time monitoring of air quality, and automatically adjust the wind speed according to the air quality. When the air quality is good, it runs quieter, and when the air quality is bad, it runs the second gear with stronger purification ability.

Proscenic S1 3-in-1 Handheld, with 12KPa Suction & Quick Charge, Rechargeable Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, Lightweight, 2 Ajustable Modes, Low Noise for Home/Car Cleaning, Grey. Now £64.99 on Amazon using £15 coupon code
High resolution images of the Proscenic S1 linked HERE

120ML LARGE DUSTBIN – Larger capacity than other brands of handheld vacuum cleaners, can easily clean large areas of desktop dust and crumbs, greatly reducing the frequency of dumping garbage.

12KPA SUCTION POWER – With two levels of adjustable suction power, 8KPA for the low level and 12KPA for the high level, you can adjust the suction power with one click according to the needs of different scenes and flexibly provide what you need.

MULTIPLE CHARGING METHODS – The handheld cordless vacuum cleaner supports multiple charging methods, you can directly use Type-C for charging in the car, or use the charging dock at home.

LIGHTWEIGHT & PORTABLE – Weighing only 1.39 lbs, the length is less than 16.93 inches, lightweight and portable with wireless design, so you can carry it around. Low-grade running time up to 30mins, to ensure that you can use anytime, anywhere, without worrying about running out of power.

H12 HEPA FILTER – Built-in steel filter with H12 high efficiency HEPA to further filter the air, allowing you to have a healthy living environment. Three different functions of the brush head help you handle different cleaning scenarios, saving time and strength for efficient cleaning.

Proscenic 850T Self Charging Robot Vacuum Cleaner and Mop with 3000Pa Strong Suction App and Alexa Voice Control –Now £194 on Amazon using £35 coupon

3000 PA SUCTION FOR THOROUGH CLEANING – Equipped with high quality brushless motor, can easily pick up dusts, pet hairs and dirt without any effort. Suction is adjustable in 3 levels to meet your different needs. Low profile 2.8in design make sure an effective cleaning, and access every hard-to-reach corner and the bottom of the furniture.
SMART & CONVENIENT CONTROL – The robot vacuum can be controlled by the remote control, APP and Alexa & Google Home voice command. Use the ProscenicHome App to monitor the cleaning path, schedule cleaning plan, adjust suction level, change cleaning mode, etc… Note: It only supports 2. 4GHz Wi-Fi.
3 IN 1 SWEEP, VACUUM & MOP – Mop and vacuum in the same time with the electronically controlled 2-in-1 water tank and dustbin included, you can control the water level according to your needs. Works at a low noise less than 60 dB with 4 different cleaning modes: AUTO / SPOT / EDGE / MOPPING.
120MIN DURABLE RUNTIME – Powered by 2600mAh Li-ion battery, the 850T robotic vacuum cleans for up to 120 min per charge, and automatically go back to the charging base for recharge. Works in programmed pattern that eventually reaches every area that it can access for a efficient and effective clean. Automatically increase suction power when carpet is detected.

Proscenic P11, Cordless Cleaner and stick Handheld Mop with 450W motor, 25Kpa suction – Ideal for Hard Floor, Carpet, Pet Hair –Now £159 on Amazon using £40 coupon

[Super Strong Suction Power] P11 vacuum cleaner, equipped with 450W high quality motor, can provide up to 25kpa powerful suction to suck up dirt, dust, crumbs and pet hairs with ease.
[Multifunctional Cleaning Tools] The stick vacuum can be easily converted for different uses. It comes with Anti-Hair-Wrap Roller Brush(suitable for hard floor and carpet), Round Brush, Long Crevice Nozzle, Mini Motorized Tool.
[Lightweight, Convenient and Durable] You can read the battery level directly on the LED touch screen and select the suction level. With only 1.8kg, the cordless vacuum can even be lifted with only one hand. Powered by 2500mAh Li-ion battery supports maximum 53 min per charge
[High-Efficiency HEPA Filtration System] With the high performance 4 stages fully-sealed HEPA filtration system, 99% of dust and bacteria are effectively cleaned

ZIPPO has an incredible range of functional and lifestyle products, and with so many options and designs to choose from, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone. Plus with its world famous lifetime guarantee, its products are ones you can feel good about gifting.

Whether you’re looking for a gift for a movie buff, the homebody who wants to set the Christmas mood, the outdoor explorer looking for their next adventure or simply a gift that will stand the test of time, ZIPPO has it covered with its… Handwarmers, Windproof Lighters, Candle Lighters and more.

Zulucow Cosmetic Bag (£45) aren’t just practical and one of a kind, they also double up as gorgeous clutch bags so the lucky recipient can enjoy two luxury, handmade accessories in one. Every Zulucow item is made sustainably in collaboration with female artisans in South Africa, offering employment opportunities in areas where unemployment is typically more than 60%. So items in the range don’t just look good, they do good too!

The Fold Line Gift Package: £40

The lucky recipient will open a lovingly packaged gift to reveal a printed paper pattern, chosen by the gift giver from a collection thoughtfully curated by The Fold Line. The gift package will include one paper pattern, enabling everyone from newbies to confident makers to create a beautiful garment, a link to inspiring content including pattern hacks and top tips, an exclusive fabric label plus a £20 gift voucher to spend on their next sewing adventure. ,

Gifts under £15

Cawston Press & Adnams have teamed up for this limited-edition modern mix of shandies for the festive season – the perfect gift for the beer aficionado in your life. Featuring x3 exclusive pairings between Cawston Press’ delicious, pressed fruit sparkling drinks and the ale innovations from Adnams in a beautiful, limited-edition box, it’s a great stocking filler or special something for your beer-loving friends & family. With limited numbers available, get yours before they’re gone!

RRP £12.99 – pre-order yours from Drink Station

This winter, Bahlsen wants to tempt you to three new expertly crafted creations, perfect as stocking fillers for those who love sweet treats! Introducing the indulgent new Messino Pink Gin & Tonic, and the return of the wickedly delicious Choco Leibniz Baileys and Ohne Gleichen Baileys! Equal parts naughty and nice with an affordable price tag, these delicious treats are perfect for indulging on while opening presents. But be quick – they’re only around for the festive season, so you’ll have to act fast to snap these up before they’re gone!

125g per packet, RRP £1.49-£1.79, available from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, ASDA, Morrisons, and Co-op

This year, iconic British drinks brand Pimm’s introduced a brand-new spritz option; Pimm’s Sundowner, a perfect aperitif for adding a little sparkle to the celebrations with friends and family this winter. With a vibrant, red festive hue, Pimm’s Sundowner expertly blends rich redcurrant and raspberry flavours to deliver a delicious, bittersweet tasting aperitif.

70cl, ABV 18%, RRP £15

Gifts under £30

The nation’s much loved whisky is proud to be launching Bell’s Aged 8 Years. Barrel-aged in oak casks, this latest innovation from Bell’s is malty, spicy, fruity and smooth. Best enjoyed neat or over ice, this delicious new blend is an approachable Scotch for the whisky-curious or a fitting gift for those who already enjoy a dram on special occasions with friends and family.

70cl, ABV 40%, RRP: £18 – available from Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, and Ocado

Nothing says Christmas like Baileys – with a variety of delicious Baileys products available, including the indulgent Baileys Salted Caramel and Baileys Chocolat Luxe – embrace the festive season with pure indulgence and gift your mum with this decadent treat.
Baileys Salted Caramel: 70cl, ABV 17%, RRP: £16
Baileys Chocolat Luxe: 50cl, ABV 15.7%, RRP: £18

Set to take over pre-drinks and parties all over the country this month, following its exclusive launch in Tesco, the new launch combines the flavours of sweet mango and sour passionfruit, while its vibrant hue is bringing a splash of colour we all need in the dreary winter months. Delicious on the rocks over ice, mixed up with lemonade, or as a fruit Passionfruit Martini at your next get-together, this versatile drink is a perfect twist this party season. It’s also a fab Christmas gift for your cocktail-loving friends!

Smirnoff Mango & Passionfruit Flavoured Vodka: Tesco nationwide – wider retailer launch from March ’22. RRP: £16.50 ABV: 37.5%

Gifts under £50

Just in time for Christmas gifting this festive season, David Beckham has designed his own Haig Club Clubman bottle. This limited edition release is set to be snapped-up by whisky collectors and Haig Club fans alike.
70cl, ABV 40%, RRP £39.99 – available exclusively in-store at Selfridges and online via HaigClub.com

Need a last minute gift for the foodie in your life? Chase Seville Marmalade Gin is carefully crafted by copper pot distilling our gin with an abundance of Seville orange peels. Zingy and crisp with wonderful sweet bursts of fresh orange and zesty citrus. Best enjoyed with lots of ice, a premium tonic and a slice of orange.

70cl, ABV 40%, RPP; £38

The Makers Marks Jammy Biscuit Tapestry Kit: £12.50

The perfect present for a loved one who likes cosy crafternoons, this clever tapestry kit allows them to make their very own biccie themed masterpiece! In addition to the nation’s much loved Jammy Biscuit, you can also choose the Chocolate Biscuit or Party Biscuit, also £12.50 each.

Feather & Nest’s Hoya Kerri Sweetheart Plant in I Miss Your Face Pot £10

This adorable ‘hoya kerri’ aka sweetheart shaped succulent makes the perfect present for someone you love, especially in the decorative ceramic ‘I Miss Your Face’ pot included. You can choose between a winky, sleepy or cute face!

Gifts under £15

Cawston Press & Adnams have teamed up for this limited-edition modern mix of shandies for the festive season – the perfect gift for the beer aficionado in your life. Featuring x3 exclusive pairings between Cawston Press’ delicious, pressed fruit sparkling drinks and the ale innovations from Adnams in a beautiful, limited-edition box, it’s a great stocking filler or special something for your beer-loving friends & family. With limited numbers available, get yours before they’re gone!

RRP £12.99 – pre-order yours from Drink Station

This winter, Bahlsen wants to tempt you to three new expertly crafted creations, perfect as stocking fillers for those who love sweet treats! Introducing the indulgent new Messino Pink Gin & Tonic, and the return of the wickedly delicious Choco Leibniz Baileys and Ohne Gleichen Baileys! Equal parts naughty and nice with an affordable price tag, these delicious treats are perfect for indulging on while opening presents. But be quick – they’re only around for the festive season, so you’ll have to act fast to snap these up before they’re gone!

125g per packet, RRP £1.49-£1.79, available from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, ASDA, Morrisons, and Co-op

This year, iconic British drinks brand Pimm’s introduced a brand-new spritz option; Pimm’s Sundowner, a perfect aperitif for adding a little sparkle to the celebrations with friends and family this winter. With a vibrant, red festive hue, Pimm’s Sundowner expertly blends rich redcurrant and raspberry flavours to deliver a delicious, bittersweet tasting aperitif.

70cl, ABV 18%, RRP £15

Gifts under £30

The nation’s much loved whisky is proud to be launching Bell’s Aged 8 Years. Barrel-aged in oak casks, this latest innovation from Bell’s is malty, spicy, fruity and smooth. Best enjoyed neat or over ice, this delicious new blend is an approachable Scotch for the whisky-curious or a fitting gift for those who already enjoy a dram on special occasions with friends and family.

70cl, ABV 40%, RRP: £18 – available from Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, and Ocado

Nothing says Christmas like Baileys – with a variety of delicious Baileys products available, including the indulgent Baileys Salted Caramel and Baileys Chocolat Luxe – embrace the festive season with pure indulgence and gift your mum with this decadent treat.
Baileys Salted Caramel: 70cl, ABV 17%, RRP: £16
Baileys Chocolat Luxe: 50cl, ABV 15.7%, RRP: £18

Set to take over pre-drinks and parties all over the country this month, following its exclusive launch in Tesco, the new launch combines the flavours of sweet mango and sour passionfruit, while its vibrant hue is bringing a splash of colour we all need in the dreary winter months. Delicious on the rocks over ice, mixed up with lemonade, or as a fruit Passionfruit Martini at your next get-together, this versatile drink is a perfect twist this party season. It’s also a fab Christmas gift for your cocktail-loving friends!

Smirnoff Mango & Passionfruit Flavoured Vodka: Tesco nationwide – wider retailer launch from March ’22. RRP: £16.50 ABV: 37.5%

Gifts under £50

Just in time for Christmas gifting this festive season, David Beckham has designed his own Haig Club Clubman bottle. This limited edition release is set to be snapped-up by whisky collectors and Haig Club fans alike.
70cl, ABV 40%, RRP £39.99 – available exclusively in-store at Selfridges and online via HaigClub.com

Need a last minute gift for the foodie in your life? Chase Seville Marmalade Gin is carefully crafted by copper pot distilling our gin with an abundance of Seville orange peels. Zingy and crisp with wonderful sweet bursts of fresh orange and zesty citrus. Best enjoyed with lots of ice, a premium tonic and a slice of orange.

70cl, ABV 40%, RPP; £38

20% Off Jewellery @ Red Ruby Rouge … www.redrubyrouge.com (Code is VIP)

Enter VIP at the checkout you can get an exclusive 20% last minute Christmas gifts.

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At Red Ruby Rouge Boutique we seek out the finest, most talented jewellery designers from all over the world – from San Francisco to Santiago, Chile, to our very own Brighton, here in England – and bring them together in an exclusive collection of carefully curated treasures to make you sparkle.

Red Ruby Rouge is a small London-based online boutique with a passion for making women feel confident and sexy with high quality jewellery. We are proud to say that some of our products and designers have featured in publications such as Vogue, Buzzfeed, US Weekly, Stella, Red and Grazia.

Making you feel brave and fierce is our mission, and in a world of fast fashion and mass production we offer you timeless, unique pieces that go beyond seasons and will be cherished for a lifetime.

THE WORLDWIDE ROAR 2022 CALENDAR LAUNCHES TO PROMOTE EQUALITY AND ASKS MEN TO GET NAKED AS ALLIES

The Worldwide Roar’s new 2022 calendar showcases athletes of different ethnicities, ages and body types who embrace nudity as a pledge of allyship
• Manchester Village Spartans RUFC among thirty athletes from sports including rugby, rowing and cycling to strip off for shoots in the UK and Mexico.
• Internationally-acclaimed Worldwide Roar is subject of Athletes 4 Action research study by Leeds Beckett University in the UK and Calgary University in Canada.

The Worldwide Roar campaign seeks to address inequalities and exclusion through asking men to become allies. As WR Campaign Director Angus Malcolm commented:
“Allies look beyond their own experience and their own interests to consider and support the needs of the wider world. They know that embracing and reflecting more perspectives leads to better, fairer outcomes.”
The Worldwide Roar began promoting the concept of allies when straight male athletes posed nude in a calendar to address homophobia in sport. The gesture was strongly welcomed by the LGBTQI+ community, and the campaign has since won global recognition and multiple awards for its work.
When the #metoo movement arose, WR expanded its focus to highlight the distinction between how men and women are treated in the society. The campaign broadened its mission again to reflect learning from the #BLM movement. Malcolm explained:
“These movements have shown us how those who are shut out from power can work together to make a difference. We know that some men, particularly straight white men, see all of this as an attack on their birth right. We see it as an opportunity for men to explore and embrace new, healthier versions of masculinity. We can all win here.”
The solution that the Worldwide Roar has developed over more than a decade is to ask men to confront their relationships with masculinity from the ground up – and at WR, that means getting naked!
Long-time participant Lucas has been stripping off for the project since 2015 and is proud of the calendar’s evolution:
“When we started as the Warwick Rowers, we were all good mates from similar backgrounds with similar life chances. It was still a big journey for us to get naked together and show our bodies to the world, but the Roar has now become a much more powerful and life-changing experience for the guys who join. Men of different ages, sexualities, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds all come together naked.”
Nick, who works in publishing, joined the project in 2019 through his membership of an inclusive rowing club in London. Making his second calendar appearance this year, he loves the direction the project is taking as it expands from rowing into other sports.
“We need to redefine the all-male space. The Roar does that. Instead of enabling toxic banter among men who think alike, the Roar creates a healing space where a diverse range of men can come together to explore what masculinity means to them. It gives them perspective on how differently we experience life. It’s the key to becoming allies.”
This year, the Manchester Village Spartans inclusive gay rugby club have made their naked debut in the Roar! Spartans player Dan commented:
“What was so amazing about the shoot for the Roar was how a massive group of gay and straight men, Spartans and guests, all got naked together and created a truly memorable and uplifting experience. There were hilarious moments but what brought me the most joy was to see so many men drop their guards and embrace this very unusual moment together. We’re already planning to do more shoots with the Roar and would recommend it to any sports club.”

WR is a project that began in rowing is making a big push into rugby, with other clubs already keen to join the Spartans in 2022. Any clubs or players interested in participating should visit squadwr.org .

WATCH OUR BRAND NEW VIDEO TO FIND OUT WHY we need men as allies – and men need to embrace vulnerability.#

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Celebrating the Festive Season with repurposed tapestries

Local entrepreneur, Wilmie Smith from Cape Town, has embarked on a creative journey of repurposing tapestries into functional works of art. Her company Mathilde & Amélie now in its eighth year, is going from strength to strength restoring the dignity of beautiful handwork pieces into Christmas gifts as well as handbags, lamps, chairs and their newly launched range of indigenous wild animal skulls with horns. [Here’s a very short clip on Instagram to illustrate the different product ranges Mathilde & Amélie (@mathilde.amelie) • Instagram photos and videos]
“I have always appreciated the beauty of handwork. Nothing gives me more enjoyment than enhancing their longevity by repurposing it into something that can be appreciated and used every day,” shares Wilmie.
Each Mathilde & Amélie piece is an original, one-of-a-kind design that cannot be repeated.
For more information and to see the beautiful pieces of Mathilde & Amélie art visit: Instagram: www.instagram.com/mathilde.amelie and Facebook: www.facebook.com/mathildeandamelie
or visit www.mathilde-amelie.com

The TOPL flask is a revolutionary, unspillable mug.

The TOPL mug utilises several features to prevent the contents from spilling. The lid incorporates patented spill-safe technology, using a valve that detects if the cup falls to responsively shut the lid. Users can easily twist the top to lock the lid shut, and a non-slip base prevents the flask from being knocked over.

At YESSS Electrical, the flasks are currently 20% off https://www.yesss.co.uk/domestic/travel-mugs

Schumacher Electric Corporation, the global leader of automotive aftermarket power conversion products, has introduced its new Rugged Lithium Ion Jump Starter series to the United States and European markets! Available in 1000, 1500, 2000 and 2500 peak amps, these jump starters are powerful, portable and compact, and can safely start a dead battery in seconds.


The top-of-the-line lithium jump starter is not only powerful but designed with ease-of-use in mind. Whether it’s a car, van, SUV, boat or recreational vehicle, the lithium jump starter has a durable rugged design with pre-boost technology for bringing even deeply discharged batteries back to life. The line will be available online and in select retailers.

Universal Performace clothing.

UP is for active people who want an active say in what they wear, by choosing quality, handmade, stylish performance clothing that plays fair to our planet and people.

UP want to change the way the world thinks about performance wear from fast consumable to lasting durable and clothes that need washing less and need changing less.

It’s why the complete UP activewear range features Polygenie, which eliminates odour by preventing the growth of bacteria. UP also uses, Direlease, the built-in combination efficiently pulls moisture and perspiration away from the skin and pushes it to the exterior of the fabric where it can evaporate quickly. This means less time spent in the washing machine and less water wasted.

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Joker Fit workout cards… jokerfit.com

Joker Fit workout cards (only $14.99) are the perfect holiday gift (especially stocking stuffer!) for everyone (him, her, the kids) and all fitness levels, even elite rugby players! Joker Fit was designed to be fun, portable, and affordable – perfect for stockings! Perfect for dad or mom that only have 20 minutes to workout or are on a business trip, or for the kids that need a little time to unplug from screens.

Why workout cards? The average person spends almost 12 hours in front of a screen each day, a poker sized deck of cards that tells you how to workout is a great way to unplug and have fun with your workout – just shuffle, deal, and off you go; no equipment required. Plus it’s cheap, no subscriptions required ($14.99 on Amazon, 5 star review, several decks available).

They have a few different decks targeting different muscle groups on their Amazon store.

Go Go Bird Butterfly (Zing; $29.99)
Go Go Bird Butterfly delivers a never-before-seen flying experience: it looks and flies just like a magnificent Monarch butterfly, but provides unique remote-control aerial play. Soar distances up to 100’ using the intuitive remote-control, which manages speed & flight direction, watch your butterfly flutter high in the sky! Available on Target.

Air Hunterz Wrist Bow (Zing; $14.99)
The Air Hunterz Wrist Bow packs the power of the traditional bow into compact form that you can wear on your wrist, launching arrows up to 35 feet! With the adjustable strap and wrist-fitting grip, kids of all ages can give it a try. Simply unclip the soft, suction cup arrows from your wrist, loop it through the bungees, grab the end of the arrow and fire away. Available on Amazon

RAFKA HIGH JEWELRY

Rafka is passionate about extreme attention to detail both visual and structural; the master jeweler’s standards of excellence hail back to another long-gone era. Utilizing modern technology and almost-forgotten artisanal techniques, Rafka strives to offer old-world craftmanship, unparalleled quality and pure aesthetic pleasure.

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LoLoi Rugs for the thoughtfully layered home. www.loloirugs.com

We believe in the thoughtfully layered home.

That the best spaces come together with intention.
That craftsmanship is something worth committing to.
That a good rug does more than tie the room together—it sets the home apart.

Bringing new life to an old craft.

See more @ :- https://www.loloirugs.com/

SERIF LIFT TABLE BY BDI


BDI’s new Serif laptop table takes your work surfaces to new heights. Constructed with powder-coated steel and aluminum, it features a pneumatic cylinder that can easily raise/lower the table to the exact height it’s needed. Compact enough for workday use, it’s also a great side table next to the chair or sofa. $479
• Link to collection: www.bdiusa.com/serif
• Link for where to buy: https://www.amazon.com/BDi-Serif-Adjustable-Height-Laptop/dp/B0921LFTB8/

MILO LAPTOP TABLE BY BDI
The Milo is a mobile laptop stand suited for both indoor and light outdoor use – a perfect companion for the sofa or patio. Lightweight, sturdy and easy to reposition, Milo tables slide up to or under seating and are always by your side. Available in Lemon, Mineral, Salt and Pepper. $399
• Link to collection: www.bdiusa.com/milo
• Link for where to buy: https://www.amazon.com/BDI-Milo-Laptop-Table-Mineral/dp/B086FYGTLH

Ethical Living for People & Pets Stocking a Wide Range of Natural, Organic, Vegan, Plastic Free, Made in UK & Fair Trade Products

SnootyCatz – Ethical Living for People & Pets
Where one tree is planted for every order placed!

See more & buy @ :- snootycatz.co.uk/product-category/home-and-gifts/zero-waste-sets

Founded in 2016 in the steel city of Sheffield, we are a small independent business with a passion for living ethically for both ourselves and our pets.
We believe living a more ethical and sustainable lifestyle shouldn’t be expensive and we endeavour to offer fabulous products at great prices. We are passionate about the environment and this reflects in our ever-growing range of cruelty-free, plastic-free, natural, vegan, made in Britain and fair trade products.
Carbon Footprint

Our carbon footprint is important to us which is why we have partnered with Offset Earth to offset our carbon footprint for ourselves and our employees. We are doing this as we believe it’s important to make Snooty Catz a Climate Positive Workforce. To make our forest grow faster and to have a bigger impact on the environment we will plant one tree for every order placed!
Our Packaging
We strive to minimize our impact on the environment and try to make the world a greener place to live. We recycle all packaging materials from our suppliers & only buy eco-friendly packaging and use paper tape on our parcels.

Circular Economy
The circular economy is just as important in reducing singular plastic waste which is why we are participating in the TerraCycle recycling programme.
Our passion for the environment and the circular economy is also reflected in our Sheffield Boutique where we have upcycled furniture from various charities to display our wonderful products. We especially love our 1950’s court cupboard that’s chock-full with vegan hair and skin products.

Pets are Welcome Too!
If you live in Sheffield we’ve teamed up with Paws on the Door to let all pet parents know their pets are welcome too!
It’s our greatest wish to inspire you to a healthier ethical life!
We invite you to be friends with Snooty Catz and get involved with conversation about ethical living. Join us, on Facebook; Twitter, Pinterest & Instagram or sign up for our newsletter. We guarantee that we will share with you only interesting and relevant news and let you benefit from our discounts and special offers.
We are really excited about the Snooty Catz ethical revolution and we look forward to hearing from you.

Personal Customer Service
For us, at Snooty Catz customer Service is about your needs, your order and your experience of buying from our company. We like to dispatch your order the day we receive it (except at the weekends, when we’re snoozing on the sofa) At Snooty Catz you will always receive a prompt answer to your emails and a friendly voice on the phone. Whilst we cannot offer you medical advice (as we are not doctors), we can chat with you about the quality & details of each of our products.

We hope you love our range of products as much as we do.

TOP BOARD GAMES AND CRAFT PRESENTS FOR CHRISTMAS 2021


In a world of smart tech, tablets and gadgets, it’s easy to forget that some of the best gifts around are good old fashioned board games and craft sets. For Christmas 2021, unlock your little one’s creativity with a little help from BargainMax.co.uk, the home of great value toys, games and collectibles.

Here are some of BargainMax.co.uk’s top board games and craft presents, tipped by experts to be the most popular choices for Christmas 2021:

Do you think you have what it takes to beat The Chasers? Put your general knowledge to the test in the Beat the Chasers Game for just £28.99. Based on the hit TV show of the same name, this bargain quiz game is suitable for kids aged 10+, and promises to provide hours of fun this Christmas.

For any Barbie fans with a creative flair, the Barbie 2 in 1 Wooden Rotating Floor Standing Art Easel is a must-buy. With a whiteboard on one side and a chalkboard on the other, kids can draw and design to their hearts content. This art lovers dream is just £44.99 and comes with fashion magnets for outfit inspiration and a doll holder at the side of the easel to allow Barbie to watch your designs come to life.

If you’re an animal lover, the Aquabeads Day on the Farm is the ideal gift, and it’s only £24.99. With over 3500 star, solid and jewel beads included in the set, kids can create a whole range of animals including horses, sheep, cows and more! Designs take just 60 minutes to dry before they’re ready to display around the home.

For the mini model makers out there, the Cocomelon Dough Backpack is available for only £9.99. This convenient little set comes with cutters and six tubs of different coloured dough that can be moulded into all different shapes and sizes, promoting sensory exploration. When it’s time for an adventure, kids can pack the fun into their backpack and play on the go!

Bring iconic Peppa Pig characters to life for just £14.99 using the Peppa Pig Hama Maxi Beads and Pegboard Tub. Equipped with 900 Maxi beads, 1 large transparent pegboard, a coloured design sheet, instructions and ironing paper, little ones will have all they could possibly need to get creative with their favourite characters.

Make bath time fun time with the So Bomb DIY Aroma Bath Bomb Factory for only £20.99. Unleash a world of creativity with this super fun set allowing kids to create up to ten of their own bath bombs, using the three perfumes to get inventive with their very own scent combinations.

For the ultimate festive treat, try the Melissa & Doug Stamp A Scene Fairy Garden Set, available for £14.99. Budding young artists can show off their artistic flare and decorate envelopes, notebooks, and anything else they want using the 20 different stamps that include fairies, flowers, animals and so much more.

Finally, for the perfect Boxing Day activity, experience the fun and excitement of an escape room in the comfort of your own home with the Escape Room Jungle Family Edition Game, available for £29.99. It’s a race against the clock as players will have to work together to solve puzzles and find hidden clues to try to escape from multiple themed rooms before the time runs out.

Emma Carden, Buyer at BargainMax.co.uk, said “At Bargain Max, we believe that creativity is an essential part of play-time. While there’s nothing wrong with buying your little one a tablet or other piece of smart tech, make sure to pick up some creative and practical products too for hours of fun on Christmas day.

“As well as being barrels of laughs, all of these products are specifically designed to stimulate the brain and encourage kids to engage their imagination this Christmas. Whether you’re buying for a toddler or a teen, BargainMax.co.uk has something for everyone, all at reasonable prices.”

To make sure you don’t miss out, sign up to BargainMax.co.uk’s mailing list for all the latest info, deals and releases.

WINE DELIVERED

For this festive season, Wine Delivered, www.winedelivered.co.uk the online lifestyle platform and
premium wine delivery business, is offering a plethora of gifts ideas to suit all tastes and budgets.
There are some super brands to choose from, expertly picked by knowledgeable staff and many
exclusive to Wine Delivered. From Sarah Jessica Parker’s (Invivo X SJP) collection to the sophisticated
Jukes cordialities or the pop icon himself Gary Barlow Organic Wines, festive gifting has never been
so easy. Last orders will be on the 23rd December, with free UK delivery over £45.
Our most popular festive gifts include Kylie Minogue’s Prosecco WOW Gift Set at £59, containing a
stunning heart-embossed Prosecco Rosé and two Champagne flutes. This is the ultimate Kylie gift
and is, quite literally, a box bursting with happiness and glittering celebration. For the cricket mad
members of the family, why not try Lord Botham’s Signature Malbec & Cabernet Sauvignon with
truffles retailing at just £40. Or for those wanting the ultimate winter warming red, Graham Norton’s
new, silky He Devil, Malbec £18, perfect for winter nights in. Alternatively, for those who wish to
abstain from alcohol we have a wonderful selection of non-alcoholic hampers and gifts, including the
Harry’s Bar Bellini Hamper, £80 and Jukes cordialities Prestige Hamper, £110.
We are also thrilled to announce the launch of ‘And Just Like That’ Gift Box, £42. Celebrating Sex &
The City’s latest incarnation, Wine Delivered has created a fantastic SJP gift box for you to enjoy.
Included is one bottle of SJP x Invivo Rosé, one bottle of SJP x Invivo Sauvignon Blanc, one box
of sweet & salted popcorn and an SJP signature bottle stopper.
Wine Delivered will help you find the perfect present, from hampers to bottle stoppers and pink gin
there is a superb range of gifts, just don’t forget to treat yourself!

The Stocking Stuffer that could just change their lives! BACKEZ BACK SAVER So Many Uses! Buy Now On Amazon >> amzn.to/2lXYsLq

Stocking stuffer

BACKEZ BACK SAVER can be added to any long handle stick tool in 1 minute. This offset handle design keeps you standing taller and reduces back bend by 30%. Less strain on your body.

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ERGONOMIC GRIP DESIGN increases your working leverage and muscle efficiency; helps you work more productively with up to 15% less compression in the lower back.
WORK SMARTER NOT HARDER and dramatically reduce physical effort, blisters, backache and hand fatigue. Place grip anywhere on the tool handle that is comfortable for your size + range of motion.
INCREASE MUSCLE POWER by griping a tool higher on the shaft and stand up straighter. Switch your grip left to right for more balance. Shovel, Rake, Sweep and Garden with less effort!
SUPER TOOL with one surprisingly practical plastic add-on offset handle. You can now use your entire upper body + core and legs for shoveling, raking, and lifting

Attaching the backEZ instantly converts any old and awkward shovel into an ergonomically correct powerhouse of efficiency, safety and comfort. Award winning ergonomic tool attachment makes yard work easy! Work More Comfortably with Less Strain on your Back and Shoulders

Ergonomic tool grip easily attaches to all long handled tools and equipment; rakes, shovels, hoes, snow shovels, power washers and even painting poles. Instantly transforming them into ergonomically beneficial tools designed to give the user dramatic back pain relief and safety benefits. Can be placed anywhere along or around stick tool for maximum comfort. Strong as steel, glass fiber reinforced engineering resin, yet weighs only 7.3 oz. No stooping or leaning over.

Blast through heavy snow, slush and ice with less effort and exertion. Lift heavy wet snow with ease. Users are able to shovel longer, further and with reduced back pain less elbow pain and fewer blisters. Clear drives, steps and walkways with ease – work smarter, not harder.

backEZ is an ergonomically designed auxiliary handle that is “added on” to any stick tool. Adjust along the tool shaft to fit your height and arm length. Utilizing your hands with both wrist positions has proven to reduce strain and carpel tunnel stress. Make every tool IDEAL for those with arthritic conditions or who has suffered a back injury.

Product Features:
·Made from tough, UV stabilized resin
·Installs in minutes; allen wrench included
·Fits shaft diameters from 7/8″ to 1 1/2″
·Environmentally tested Arctic to Desert -40ºF to +140ºF (-40ºC to +60ºC)
·Each handle is 6.4 x 5.1 x 2.3 inches and weighs only 7.3 oz.
·Switch tool hands seasonally; dig, rake, shovel snow more comfortably
·For both the homeowner and the professional landscaper.


Perfect add on handle tool for anyone who enjoys gardening and hates shoveling snow year round use slide on and off any stick tool w/built in Allen Key — under $10.00

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Ergonomic tool grip easily attaches to all long handled tools and equipment; rakes, shovels, hoes, snow shovels, power washers and even painting poles. Instantly transforming them into ergonomically beneficial tools designed to give the user dramatic back pain relief and safety benefits. Can be placed anywhere along or around stick tool for maximum comfort

RECENT CONSUMER REVIEWS –5 stars

September 21, 2019

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Love it !

P. DeCastro

5.0 out of 5 starsGreat help for Wisconsin winters

September 14, 2019

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This made this past winter a LOT easier on my back. We had some rough, nasty slush/ice events that seem to have put a little more stress on this than it’s designed for– it’s starting to look like the plastic is getting distressed in a couple spots– but it hasn’t broken yet.

You kinda have to crank on the screws to get it to stop slipping on a wooden handle, but you should be careful not to tighten it so much that it crimps/bends metal handles– just a couple tips.

Michael Huskey

5.0 out of 5 starsQuality materials and worth the price

September 4, 2019

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I will likely order more of these for other long handled implements. I love it when a company knows how to make things well. to be fair, I have not used the handle under heavy load, but as soon as I do, I will let you all know if the handle breaks or fails.

Susan Shikowski

5.0 out of 5 starsAwesome device to protect against injury when shoveling or other outside work.

August 26, 2019

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This handle is a life saver for anyone with physical limitations especially back and/or knee problems. Adjustability provides individualization to meet your needs and avoid dangerous moves that can so quickly and easily cause injury.

5.0 out of 5 starsErgonomic way to save stress on lifting shovels, rakes, EVEN long-pole snow roof rakes!!

August 19, 2019

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Reduced physical lifting stress using shovels, rakes, EVEN long-pole snow roof rakes!!
Angle of grip ergonomic position of hand with no twisting!
Less stress on back & shoulders by balancing movement more equal with both hands and arms!

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Handy as a pocket on a shirt

August 16, 2019

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I loved this product so much that I bought another one and may buy some more. Works great for a pole trimmer I have.

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August 14, 2019

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Works great on my Craftsman weed eater

• The best way to make shoveling easier— BackEZ tool handle. This secondary handle attaches to the shaft and improves ergonomics and lessens the risk of injury. With this additional handle, the effort to shovel is more balanced between your two hands, greatly reducing the strain on your back and lowering overall exertion. Simply put, it makes shoveling or gardening easier. The BackEZ is made of durable plastic, and with the included hex wrench it’s easier to take on and off the shovel shaft (or to adjust it up and down the shovel shaft to fit different people). It wide opening is perfect for to use with gloves available in 4 colors Yellow- Blue- Red –Green. Lighter colors provide more visibility of tools when left on the ground

     

A GIFT THAT’S GUARANTEED TO BE A BLOCKBUSTER HIT
TREAT YOUR LOVED ONE TO THE GIFT OF CINEMA THIS CHRISTMAS

Struggling for gift inspiration this Christmas? Maybe you have a fussy partner, or a difficult to buy for father-in-law? Well, Showcase Cinemas has the perfect gift idea that’s guaranteed to be a smash hit.

From the hard-core film fanatic to the person who just has it all, you can treat them to a Showcase Cinemas gift card. Available in any value between £5 and £100, the recipient can keep going back to the cinema for their film fix or share the experience with friends and family.

And what’s more, for a limited time only, for every £25 gift card purchased online or at the box office, customers will also receive a FREE £5 bonus card, which can be used between 1st January – 31st March 2022.

The 2022 calendar is packed with blockbuster films, so there’s something for everyone. From the hugely anticipated The Batman, which sees Robert Pattison take on the iconic cape, to Sing 2, which is destined to be a family favourite, alongside the next releases in the Jurassic World and Fantastic Beasts franchises.

So, roll out the red carpet this Christmas, and treat someone special to the big screen experience, plus a little bit of popcorn too!
The special gift card offer is available to purchase now, both online at www.showcasecinemas.co.uk/gifts/ and at your local Showcase, and can be used for any ticket or refreshment purchase.

Expert Flooring Advice from SACW

The team at the Stone & Ceramic Warehouse understand that choosing the right flooring is an important decision both in terms of style and practicality. Jo Oliver, Director of the Stone & Ceramic Warehouse talks us through the advantages of porcelain and shares her advice on the range of finishes available.


Concrete Effect
“Porcelain concrete effect floor tiles are far more practical than poured cement and come in a variety of sizes, styles, and colours. From weathered grey hues to slightly warmer greige tones, they have a subtle distressed look, emulating worn concrete or polished cement surfaces; perfect for those wanting to create a more industrial-style interior. With their incredibly hard-wearing properties, the most popular places to use porcelain floor tiles is often in high traffic areas such as kitchens and bathrooms” advises Jo.

Below the Stone & Ceramic Warehouse’s large-format ‘Maximo’ floor tiles can be seen used to great effect throughout the home to create a practical, yet stylish unified interior.

Pictured above: Concrete effect ‘Maximo’ porcelain tiles 120x120cm: £96 per m2. Also available in 60x60cm: £60 per m2 and 60x120cm: £84 per m2. Suitable for domestic, commercial, wetroom, and outdoor use.

“Our Grande Grey concrete effect porcelain tiles (pictured below) are a good example of how to create an industrial-style look with wow-factor. Available in huge formats (120cm x 120cm or 120cm x 278cm) these super-sized tiles mean there are fewer grout lines to contend with, creating a seamless, high-end finish. Also, being made from porcelain the tiles won’t stain, scratch, wear or crack, as can be the case with real concrete floors. Our Grande Grey tiles are suitable for use outdoors too, making them the perfect solution for those wanting to create a continuous flow from the home into the garden” Jo continues.

Pictured above: Concrete effect ‘Grande Grey’ porcelain tiles available in 120 x 120 cm: £96 per m2 and 120×278 cm: £144 per m2. Suitable for domestic, commercial, wetroom, and outdoor use.

Concrete effect porcelain tiles can also be used on walls offering further design flexibility. Below the concrete effect, ‘Grande Grey’ tiles have been installed on both the floor and shower wall for a clean contemporary look, ideal for a modern bathroom. Jo adds “Using the same tiles on the walls and the floor will enhance the feeling of space by creating a continuous look.”

Pictured above: Concrete effect ‘Grande Grey’ porcelain tiles available in 120 x 120 cm: £96 per m2 and 120×278 cm: £144 per m2. Suitable for domestic, commercial, wetroom, and outdoor use.

Marble & Stone Effect
“The marble look has always been popular with those wanting to create a luxurious feel however, it is naturally porous which means it requires regular sealing and can be easily scratched, stained, or damaged. Unlike real stone, porcelain requires no ongoing maintenance, is extremely hard-wearing and impervious to water making it an ideal solution for everyday use. Marble effect porcelain tiles also tend to be lower in price than the equivalent stones and are available in a huge choice of sizes and styles. From beautiful bold veining to delicate mottled finishes, marble effect porcelain tiles offer all the beauty of the natural material without the inherent drawbacks” advises Jo.

Pictured above: Marble effect ‘Coliseum Botticino Honed’ large porcelain slab tiles, 300cm x 100cm: Matt finish, £144.00 per m2, Polished finish £180.00 per m2. Marble effect ‘Pietra’ large porcelain slab tiles dark grey, 120x270cm: £144.00 m2.

The elegant, marble effect Duomo collection pictured below offers huge scope for interior design. There are 60x60cm and 60x120cm tiles available, as well as a 7.5x30cm herringbone tile and a striking 60x60cm ‘Duomo Gatsby’ feature tile, pictured below left. The Stone & Ceramic Warehouse offers a wide range of marble effect porcelain tiles in a range of sizes including impressive large-format designs.

Pictured above: Duomo White Marble-Effect Porcelain Tiles. Available in 60×60 cm: £83.40 per m2, 60 x 120 cm: £95.40 per m2, Herringbone 7.5 x 30 cm: £103.48 per m2 (bottom left) and Duomo Gatsby 60 x 60 cm: £96 per m2 (top left).

“Large-format slab tiles are available in a variety of finishes including both marble and stone effects. It’s well known that clean lines can help increase the feeling of space, and laying larger tiles is a great way to achieve this. Using oversized tiles in a small area tricks the eye into thinking that the room is much bigger than it really is, so can help to create a sense of scale. Thanks to their large surface area, they also result in a continuous, uninterrupted finish with fewer grout lines requiring less cleaning ” advises Jo.

Pictured above: Stone effect ‘Arena’ porcelain tiles, available in Sand (bottom right), Grey and Lead (top and bottom left) colourways. From £81.60 per m2.

“Marble and stone effect porcelain slabs are also a fraction of the cost of the real stones they are imitating, both in the supply of the material plus installation too. Real stone slabs are much thicker, making them extremely heavy and more difficult to manage. Porcelain slabs which are 3 or 6mm thick can all be cut on-site by the installer – when laying real stone each section needs to be templated, fabricated off-site then installed by a specialist team, which is both time consuming and expensive” explains Jo.

Pictured above: Marble effect ‘Coliseum Botticino Honed’ large porcelain slab tiles, 300cm x 100cm: Matt finish, £144.00 per m2, Polished finish £180.00 per m2. Marble effect ‘Pietra’ large porcelain slab tiles dark grey, 120x270cm: £144.00 m2.

The elegant, marble effect Duomo collection pictured below offers huge scope for interior design. There are 60x60cm and 60x120cm tiles available, as well as a 7.5x30cm herringbone tile and a striking 60x60cm ‘Duomo Gatsby’ feature tile, pictured below left. The Stone & Ceramic Warehouse offers a wide range of marble effect porcelain tiles in a range of sizes including impressive large-format designs.

Pictured above: Duomo White Marble-Effect Porcelain Tiles. Available in 60×60 cm: £83.40 per m2, 60 x 120 cm: £95.40 per m2, Herringbone 7.5 x 30 cm: £103.48 per m2 (bottom left) and Duomo Gatsby 60 x 60 cm: £96 per m2 (top left).

“Large-format slab tiles are available in a variety of finishes including both marble and stone effects. It’s well known that clean lines can help increase the feeling of space, and laying larger tiles is a great way to achieve this. Using oversized tiles in a small area tricks the eye into thinking that the room is much bigger than it really is, so can help to create a sense of scale. Thanks to their large surface area, they also result in a continuous, uninterrupted finish with fewer grout lines requiring less cleaning ” advises Jo.

Pictured above: Stone effect ‘Arena’ porcelain tiles, available in Sand (bottom right), Grey and Lead (top and bottom left) colourways. From £81.60 per m2.

“Marble and stone effect porcelain slabs are also a fraction of the cost of the real stones they are imitating, both in the supply of the material plus installation too. Real stone slabs are much thicker, making them extremely heavy and more difficult to manage. Porcelain slabs which are 3 or 6mm thick can all be cut on-site by the installer – when laying real stone each section needs to be templated, fabricated off-site then installed by a specialist team, which is both time consuming and expensive” explains Jo.

Pictured above: Marble effect ‘Jurassic’ porcelain slab tiles, available in eight striking colourways: Bianco (bottom right), Coral, Luce, Marron (bottom left), Notte, Nougat, Ocean (top) and Pulpis. Polished and Matte, prices start from £72 per m2.

Wood effect
“Wood effect porcelain floor tiles create a warm and welcoming feel and are suitable for both contemporary and traditional style properties. Unlike natural wood, porcelain tiles are fade and moisture resistant, making them suitable for use in wetrooms and bathrooms. Their durable qualities also lend them well for use in high-traffic areas such as kitchens and hallways, where real wood often becomes scratched and worn over time” advises Jo. The Chevron collection pictured below (top) offers the timeless appeal of a wooden parquet style floor with the hard-wearing, stain-resistant qualities of porcelain. Measuring 11x48cm these decorative porcelain tiles create a classic zigzag pattern once laid and are available in four realistic wood shades: natural, light, dark, and grey.

Pictured above, left to right: Chevron tiles create a zigzag effect pattern; available in natural (top right), light, nut (top left), and limewash, 11x48cm, £67.20 per m2. Kayman wood effect porcelain tiles, available in 120x24cm, £82 per m2, 240x24cm, £96 per m2, and 120x24cm panels, £96 per m2.

The popular Legna range features traditional style wood effect porcelain planks that are available in five finishes: Scuro, Mogano, Biscotti, Leggero (as pictured below) and Argento. There are four sizes to choose from including 26.5x180cm (£117.60 m2), 20x120cm (£84.00 per m2), 60x10cm (£84.00 per m2) which can be laid Herringbone and 9x59cm (£168.00 per m2) suitable for Chevron designs. Porcelain tiles are conductors of heat making them compatible with underfloor heating, this combined with their many other advantages make them ideal for use in place of real wood or stone throughout a property.

Pictured above, left to right: Legna Leggero 20x120cm: £84.00 per m2. Parquet beige 45×7.5cm: £67.20 per m2. Parquet Bruno is shown on the wall, 45×7.5cm: £67.20 per m2.

GREAT SCOTT! DELOREAN TIME MACHINE NAMED BRITS’ FAVOURITE PIECE OF MOVIE TECH
• BACK TO THE FUTURE CAR TAKES TOP SPOT WITH TECH FROM STAR WARS AND HARRY POTTER COMPLETING THE TOP THREE
• STAR WARS THE NUMBER ONE SCI-FI FILM – SEEING OFF COMPETITION FROM JURASSIC PARK AND BACK TO THE FUTURE
• HARRISON FORD NAMED BRITS’ FAVOURITE ACTOR FROM A SCI-FI FILM

Great Scott! The iconic DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future is Britain’s favourite piece of big screen technology, according to new national research1 published today.

The study, carried out by Showcase Cinemas to celebrate the release of The Matrix Resurrections, saw the time travelling device take top spot (22%), with lightsabers from Star Wars (19%) and Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak (19%) rounding off the top three.

Star Wars proved to be a popular choice, after being named the number one sci-fi movie franchise with almost a quarter of selections (22%), followed by Jurassic Park and Back to the Future, which were both chosen by nearly one in five people (19%).

Nearly three in ten people (28%) also chose the intergalactic series set in “a galaxy far, far away” as the franchise with the best tech, with Star Trek coming second with more than a fifth of the votes (22%), followed by The Matrix in third (19%).

When it comes to Brits’ favourite actors in sci-fi films, Harrison Ford bagged almost a quarter of the votes (24%) for his performance as Han Solo in Star Wars, followed by Sigourney Weaver in Alien and The Terminator’s Arnold Schwarzenegger, who came joint second with nearly one in five selections (18%).

Sci-fi films are beloved for their epic fight scenes, and in this category Star Wars once again reigned supreme. One in five people selected Obi-Wan and Darth Vader’s legendary lightsaber fight in Star Wars: A New Hope as their favourite fight/battle scene in a sci-fi film, defeating The Battle of Helms Deep from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (17%) and George McFly punching Biff in Back to the Future (16%).

When it comes to genres, sci-fi is the fourth favourite for Brits, with over a quarter of selections (28%). Thrillers and dramas shared top spot, with almost a third of people (31%) selecting each as their number one film genre, while three in ten people (30%) went for comedy.

The younger generation is the demographic most interested in sci-fi movies, with one in five (20%) people aged 18-24 watching more than one film a week. At the other end of the spectrum, a quarter of those aged 65 and over said they never watch sci-fi films at all.

Meanwhile, movie-lovers in the West Midlands watch more sci-fi than people anywhere else in the country, with nearly a quarter of people (23%) there watching the genre more than once a week. The region is closely followed by London, where one in five (20%) watch multiple sci-fi movies a week.

Mark Barlow, UK General Manager for Showcase Cinemas, said: “The big screen has provided us with so much brilliant technology over the years that it’s very hard to pick a favourite. However, the DeLorean time machine is truly iconic and a worthy winner.

“Elsewhere it was great to see Star Wars named the number one sci-fi movie franchise. The intergalactic soap opera has captivated audiences since the 1970s and it continues to do so today, which is a real testament to its enduring quality.

“With The Matrix Resurrections released next week, this was the perfect opportunity to find out who likes what when it comes to sci-fi.”

The Matrix Resurrections hits Showcase Cinemas on December 22, with tickets available now: https://www.showcasecinemas.co.uk/film-info/the-matrix-resurrections

UK’S TOP TEN SCI-FI FILMS
1. STAR WARS (22%)
2. JURASSIC PARK (18%)
3. BACK TO THE FUTURE (18%)
4. STAR TREK (16%)
5. THE TERMINATOR (15%)
6. E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL (14%)
7. ALIENS (13%)
8. MEN IN BLACK (12%)
9. THE MATRIX (12%)
10. MARVEL AVENGERS (11%)

CREW CLOTHING SUPPORT NEXT GENERATION OF PLAYERS WITH
RUGBYTOTS DEAL

December 2021: Quintessentially British fashion brand, Crew Clothing has announced an official partnership with Rugbytots. In line with the brand’s long-standing support of British sport, the Rugbytots programme hosts 80,000 children in 20 countries on seven continents, providing a safe and inspiring space for children to play rugby together from as young as 2 years old. As part of the deal, Crew Clothing will be launcing an official, licensed product range, available on 6th December.In addition to the exclusive Rugbytots capsule collection, the partnership will play host to a number of perks for
Rugbytots membersincluding a 20% discount on all full price Crew Clothing product. An official pop-up store will also be present at the Rugbytots in the Park event in 2022, selling an array of Crew kids’ product alongside the official Rugbytots licensed collection. The capsule features a selection of signature Crew classics including a zipup hoodie, a lightweight jacket available in two colourways and a two-pack of supersoft tees. The brand will also be producing an official uniform for the initiative’s 110 franchisees in the form of a classic navy pique polo.Speaking on the announcement, Crew Clothing’s Brand Director, Georgina Clark, stated “Crew Clothing hold a long-standing affinity with rugby, and the forthcoming partnership serves as a natural step for the brand in supporting future generations of player and fans alike. We are excited to be unveiling the newly released capsule collections and look forward to supporting Rugbytots in their ambitious plans for 2022”.Crew Clothing’s Rugbytots capsule collection is available from 6th December via crewclothing.com and rugbytots.co.uk

Welsh Rarebits Christmas gift vouchers
Choose from nearly 30 individual hotels across Wales

Buy a gift voucher from Welsh Rarebits Hotels of Distinction for friends or family this Christmas and they can make their choice from nearly 30 places to stay and dine spread across Wales coast and countryside. Monetary and rare gift experience vouchers range from £5 to £500 and are valid for two years.

Every member is different but all offer great Welsh hospitality, fine food and a personal welcome. Members range from country house hotels, boutique boltholes and romantic retreats to relaxing spas and historic inns as well as tasty restaurants with rooms.

For example, a £150 Bronze rare gift experience will buy a one-night B&B stay for two at the 400 year old Bull at Beaumaris on Anglesey; The Bear, an old coaching inn in the centre of Crickhowell in the Brecon Beacons and Llys Meddyg restaurant with rooms at Newport, Pembrokeshire, amongst others. Increase to a £215 Gold experience and your choice includes one night’s B&B at Lake Vyrnwy Hotel & Spa, perched on a hillside in splendid isolation, it has one of the most mesmerising lake views in Britain, and the Trefeddian on the coast at Aberdyfi.

To purchase a gift voucher contact Welsh Rarebits on www.rarebits.co.uk or call 01570 470785.

SOLD OUT ON AMAZON WITHIN HALF AN HOUR AFTER MICHAEL MCINTYRE’S POST ON FACEBOOK – NOW BACK IN STOCK

Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel Game – Available for £27.99 from Amazon &Waterstones

Get into a spin this year with the ultra-competitive Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel – a new addition to the Rascals range of board games based on the hugely popular BBC TV game show.

The game features a large 20cm mechanical spinning wheel that works much like a spinning top. The object of the game is to be the first player or team to complete their own Wheel by correctly answering a question from each of the seven chosen categories. There are fourteen categories in total, ranging from Science to Social Media. Success all depends on the spin of The Wheel – landing on a red space leaves players Shutdown and thrown off The Wheel.
With all the dizzying fun and nerve-jangling suspense of the show, it’s the board game ‘revolution’ families have been waiting for! For 2 or more players. Ages 10 to adult.

WINNER OF THE 2021 NATIONAL SLEEP FOUNDATION SLEEP TECH® AWARD

Nightbuds smart earbuds – available from Kokoon RRP £229.99 (currently £183.99)

Nightbuds are tiny, sleep sensing headphones that work with an app to intelligently look after sleep. Developed with staff at Europe’s largest sleep laboratory, Nightbuds automatically adapt audio as the wearer falls asleep then provide insights and coaching specific to them, to improve their sleep. Nightbuds enable users to listen to their own audio (audiobooks, podcasts, music) in a smarter manner automatically fading out as they fall asleep and bookmarking where they left off enabling them to pick back up in the right place the next day.

Nightbuds utilise Kokoon’s Sleep Coaching Technology and monitor sleep (via PPG & accelerometers) to provide personalised insights and recommendations specific to the user, to improve their sleep. Within the Kokoon app, users can “create their own Kokoon”, an immersive 4D binaural soundstage through which listeners can experience incredible relaxing audio escapes such as the “Misty Mountain Hideaway”.

Nightbuds are designed to be worn through the night in all positions including side sleeping. The soft, ergonomic buds are incredibly thin; just 5.4mm thick. Nightbuds block out snoring or noisy neighbours with noise isolation and dynamic noise masking. Also useable as regular Bluetooth 4.0 headphones, NighbBuds enable hands free calls and feature crystal clear acoustics courtesy of Nightbuds premium balance armature drivers.

Airthings Wave Mini Air Quality Monitor – available for £79.00 from Amazon

The Airthings Wave Mini is an easy setup, wirelessly connected and battery-operated device that effectively monitors indoor air quality, with no installation required. Built in TVOC sensors successfully measure toxins and chemicals in the air that can negatively impact your health, in addition to the room temperature and humidity. As conditions can vary drastically from room to room, the Wave Mini is the perfect device to reach optimum comfort and health in every space in your home in the most cost effective way. Users can easily access and understand the dashboard’s visual indicator with traffic light colour coding, or can alternatively view the insights over time on the free Wave Mini mobile app.

Airthings View Plus smart air monitor – available for pre-order on Airthings.com for £259.00

Battery-operated and Wi-Fi-enabled, View Plus includes sensors for particulate matter (PM), radon, carbon dioxide (CO2) and much more, along with a customisable display for easy visualisation. View Plus brings a new level of peace of mind, allowing users to rest assured that their homes are healthy. By monitoring for PM, radon, CO2, humidity, airborne chemicals (VOC), temperature, air pressure, and even outdoor air quality, View Plus displays a comprehensive spectrum of insights and provides a glance into air quality in a way that is easy for anyone to understand.
PM detection is a new addition to Airthings’ range of product capabilities and will provide a level of insight into air quality at home. The product features a built-in particle sensor that can detect PM2.5 and PM1, and provide users with continuous access to data, as well as notifications to alert about changes in the air. With a sleek and minimalistic design interface that will fit seamlessly in any home, View Plus adapts to the surroundings, showing the most relevant data based on the location. It also allows for customisation options for users who want to prioritise the air quality data that matters most to them – whether it be PM, radon, CO2, humidity, or something else. Gaining an understanding of the air with View Plus is as easy as waving a hand in front of the device for a colour-coded air quality check. Users can log into the Airthings Dashboard for in-depth insights into the air or open the Airthings app for a quick and easy view of the air quality levels.
View Plus is wireless and WiFi-enabled, offering access to data anytime, and anywhere, with a battery life of more than two years. It can also be easily integrated into a smart home system using IFTTT, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. In addition, View Plus has a built-in Hub functionality, so users can expand their system and bring other Airthings devices online. View Plus can be placed in any home, making for a convenient way to transform indoor air quality from an invisible threat to a visible, understandable, and controllable aspect of life.

EZVIZ 3MP Smart Video Doorbell available from Currys PC World for £113

The EZVIZ 3MP Smart Video Doorbell is a Wi-Fi video doorbell designed with a 3MP lens that can capture a 180-degree vertical field of view, so users can see visitors from head to toe and see deliveries left on the doorstep in high quality video. It overcome blurry imaging and blind spots, issues which are common with other smart video doorbells. The EZVIZ 3MP Smart Video Doorbell initiates a video call via the EZVIZ App on a user’s smartphone when a visitor rings the bell, so the door can be answered anywhere, at any time, even when miles away.
To add an extra layer of security, the EZVIZ 3MP Smart Video Doorbell sends an instant alert to a connected smartphone when it detects any human movement thanks to its built-in Passive Infrared (PIR) human detection sensor. With remote viewing and two-way talk capabilities, users can see and communicate with visitors whilst the customizable detection area feature allows users to keep watch on important areas thus reducing false alarms.

Nexar Beam GPS Full HD 1080P Dash Cam – available from GetNexar.com for £104.95

Nexar Beam GPS is a sleek and compact plug and play dash cam that can easily be concealed behind the rear-view mirror. Recording crisp and clear 1080p full HD video, the dash cam also has a super wide lens with a 135-degree field of view. The parking mode feature offers 24/7 security and can sense even the slightest impact to a vehicle and starts recording immediately, even when the car is parked. Footage can be downloaded to the user’s phone as soon as it connects to the dash cam so can be viewed immediately; offering true peace of mind. With a built-in G-sensor supporting variable sensitivity, the dash cam can auto-detect any sudden knock or collision and lock the crucial footage and the built-in GPS module can link the location of the vehicle to the footage. This can then be used as vital evidence for claims or insurance purposes with users being able to access the required footage easily and quickly.
Nexar has developed its own proprietary software and the companion app allows for live streaming of all video footage directly to your phone and uses AI to detect important moments and save them as easy to find clips. Incidents can be reported and files shared and viewed immediately with an insurance company or the police through the app. The footage is backed up to the cloud without any limits, and all of it is incredibly easy to use and navigate around.
The Nexar Beam GPS comes with a free 32GB microSD card already installed but users can opt to upgrade to a bigger capacity with up to 256GB. Best of all, though, Nexar offers completely unlimited cloud backups without a subscription, so drivers can avoid the extra cost and have the same ability to save any video to the cloud. Ideal if the dash cam is ever stolen or damaged, as footage can still be viewed and accessed from anywhere. The video clips can be wrapped together with important data into a report and uploaded immediately using a one-click report function. Additionally, Siri voice command may be used to send messages to others whilst on the road in the Nexar Groups app which will show the location if the driver is delayed.

Xplora XGO2 Android children’s smart watch available from Amazon for an RRP of £88.99

The Xplora XGO2 is an affordable and GDPR compliant ideal first phone for children aged 5-12. Running on Android 4.4 with a 1.4” capacitive touch colour LCD screen, it is easy to use and is incredibly responsive. When wearing and using the device, children can make and receive voice calls from pre-saved numbers only, so they can communicate with friends or family without the risk of receiving any unsolicited calls. These contacts can be managed on the parent’s app. The watch does not feature social media, making the safety of children using it a priority. The device can also receive and reply to text messages including text, emojis, images and voice messages. With a 0.3-megapixel camera and 4GB storage, there is also plenty of room to store photos.

Including a 700mAh battery providing 72 hours of standby battery and working with Wi-Fi as well as 4G, 3G and 2G connectivity, the watch ensures reliable connectivity and is also IP67 water resistant so can survive a rainy day or messy play session outdoors! One of the most exciting features on the XGO2 watch is the step counter which encourages children to stay active and to be rewarded for this! With in-built G Sensors, the XGO2 accurately tracks kid’s steps which earn them Xplora Coins to be used in the ground breaking and award winning Xplora Goplay Platform. This aims to motivate children to spend more time taking part in physical activities offline in exchange for virtual rewards that can later be redeemed online via a gaming platform.

Including many features that are designed to keep kids safe whilst being online, the emergency SOS button can be pressed by the child if needed and will notify their emergency contacts of their location. The XGO2 also uses multiple services to show the devices location (GPS + Wi-Fi + LBS) to ensure it is accurate. School Mode can also be activated so that there are no distractions in class with just the watch clock displaying but all calls and messages disabled. Whilst School Mode is on however, parents are still able to track the watch location and the SOS function is still active.

Xplora X5 Play children’s smart watch available from Xplora and Amazon (currently at £139.99) RRP – £159.99 – now with free SIM card
CURRENT OFFER GET XMOVE FITNESS TRACKER WITH EVERY PURCHASE OF THE X5 PLAY
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The new X5 Play is a children’s smart watch which not only provides reassurance to parents always knowing the location of their child but is great fun for kids too! They can make and take calls, text and send emoji’s, take photos, and get active with their favourite characters like Peter Rabbit 2 and Doctor Who, earning rewards as they go. Featuring a Qualcomm chipset for a fast and reliable user experience the X5 Play is also waterproof (IP68) and features a 1.4’ TFT display and 2 Mega Pixel camera for taking great selfie’s. With in-built G Sensors and advanced step tracking capabilities, X5 Play links seamlessly to Xplora’s unique Goplay platform

LOCATE: Locate your child with the X5 Play and create Safe Zones which will alert you whenever your child leaves or enters the zone.
COMMUNICATE: The watch is also a phone! Easy communication with the child and up to 50 approved contacts, answer and make calls with swipe motions and send text messages and emojis!
TAKE PICTURES: The 2MP camera means they can share the pictures with you throughout their day, keeping you up to date on what they are doing. Store over 1000 pictures in the gallery and set a custom background.
GOPLAY: The world’s first Goplay activity platform combining physical activity with entertainment.

New XMOVE Bluetooth family activity tracker – available in black, petrol, grey and pink from Currys and the Xplora website for an incredibly affordable £49.99

Using the XMOVE tracker, families can track the number of steps each person is taking and even get competitive amongst family members to encourage all to be as active as possible! It also has a built-in sensor to monitor inactivity and reminds a user to get moving to help maintain a healthier lifestyle. Its Multi-Sports Mode function monitors an individual’s activity when running, walking or cycling whilst the Heart Rate Monitoring helps a user to exercise at the right intensity. No need to worry about getting caught in the rain on a walk or run or children jumping in puddles either as the XMOVE is certified as IP68 and can be immersed in water up to 1.5m deep. All for an incredibly affordable £49.99.
The XMOVE monitors activity even when sleeping by measuring the duration and quality of sleep which can then be assessed on the app.

The XMOVE has an ultra slim body and is just 10mm thick so ideal and comfortable for all sizes of wrists and has an easy to read 1.3-inch TFT 240 x 240-pixel clear display. Its 160mAh battery will last up to 10 days on standby or 5 days of normal use so wearers can carry on enjoying it day after day before charging.

Main Functions:
• IP68 Waterproof – Waterproof up to 1.5m deep
• 160mAh Battery – With up to 10 days standby or 5 days of normal use
• Multi Sports Modes – Various modes monitor Running, Walking, Cycling and more
• Heart Rate Monitoring – Helps you exercise at the right intensity
• Ultra Slim Body – Just 10mm thick
• 1.3 inch TFT Display – Clear 240 x 240 pixel display

BuddyPhones® Cosmos+ wireless ANC kid-proof, kid-safe headphones to protect little ears from increasing tech exposure – available in Cool Blue, Rose Pink, Sun Yellow, Grey Matter, Deep Blue and Snow White from buddyphones.com, onanoff.com for £89.93 and Amazon.co.uk for £99.90

The new Cosmos+ wireless active noise cancelling headphones are great for kids to use from remote learning and in-school computer lessons to gaming, listening to music and watching videos. With children now using technology for education as well as entertainment the Cosmos+ provide a new level of protection for children’s hearing. Although noise induced hearing loss cannot be reversed, it can be prevented by ensuring young ears are suitably protected. The best way to protect children from progressive hearing loss is to equip them with a pair of headphones that limits how loud the volume can go. Using a built-in, always on, sound control circuit to cap the volume at levels recommended for children by the World Health Organization, BuddyPhones® are tailor-made for kids to be the toughest, safest sound solutions available.

With a slew of new audio features, fun designs, a range of colours; Cool Blue, Rose Pink, Sun Yellow, Grey Matter, Deep Blue and Snow White and volume limiting capability the BuddyPhones® Cosmos+ are ideal for use when studying, when watching films or listening to music whilst still ensuring hearing health is protected.
The BuddyPhones Cosmos+ brings an upgrade to ONANOFF’s flagship wireless kid’s headphone with a high quality detachable boom mic and 3 SafeAudio® settings to choose from. With these 3 different listening modes of 94dB TravelMode, 85dB KidsMode and 75dB ToddlerMode, the headphones can be tailored to the child’s needs and environment. ONANOFF‘s patented StudyMode® helps isolate voices from other sounds, producing crisper, clearer vocals that will help young scholars to focus when studying or watching lessons. These different audio settings can be tailored to the child’s educational needs, at home or in school. The foldable headphones with soft protein PU leather ear pads also include a BuddyLink for sharing so siblings and friends can easily watch and play together.
The BuddyPhones® Cosmos+ boast a 24-hour battery life for wireless use or a wired connection option, making them ideal for keeping children entertained whilst travelling or on long car trips. The Cosmos+ now features new, more durable designs, a travel case for easy transport, and a fun and eye-catching design using a process called “In Mold Design” to produce intricate artwork on the ear cups with a premium finish that is fully scratch resistant.

The Very Merry Christmas Game – Available for £20 from Amazon

The Very Merry Christmas Game is the Family Game of Presents, Crackers, Christmas Songs… and Sprouts!
Move around the board collecting presents (present cards) to put in your stocking. Presents have a value depending on whether they’re nice… or naff.
Presents can also be given to other players – particularly the bad ones! You can take other players’ gifts off them and this is decided on the pull of a cracker.
All players’ presents are placed face down in the stocking so nobody knows what they’ve got but there are opportunities to take a sneaky look to find out which ones to get rid of and which ones to keep. Land on the singing space and you have to sing a verse from a Christmas song or carol to avoid losing one of your gifts!
Watch out for the two dreaded sprout cards as they could have a bad effect and make you lose out… The player with the best presents at the end of the game is the winner. All the joys of Christmas in this one box!
For 2 to 4 Players or Teams, Ages 8 to Adult

Mr & Mrs Family Edition / Pocket Edition – Available for £18.52 / £9.99 from Amazon and from Next (£10) and John Lewis (£9.99)

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Mr & Mrs is based on the hugely popular All Star Mr & Mrs hit ITV show hosted by Phillip Schofield, where players are challenged to answer in-depth and entertaining questions about their partner, friends or family members. The new Pocket Edition is suitable for age 10+ and allows fans to play whilst on the move. It has over 300 questions and is guaranteed to cause laughter, blushes, blank looks and a whole lot more!

The Really Nasty Horse Racing Game – Available for £19.99 from Amazon

Families can enjoy a ‘day at the races’ when playing this devious family board game. Just as in a real race meeting, players race their horses around the board to win at all costs. Be devious, bet your own horse or someone else’s but don’t tell anyone who you’ve bet on. For 2 to 6 players or teams and ages 12 to adult.

The object of the Really Nasty Horse Racing Game is to win the most money at the race meeting by getting your horse placed first, second or third in a race or by placing bets on winning horses. There is also a set of mischief cards to help you create havoc with the other horses and riders in the race.

Audio Sunglasses and Glasses for men and women from Fauna – £199.99 from Maplin
High resolution images of the Fauna range available here
Fauna are designer glasses with open ear sound technology inside. Supporting you in the most pleasant way possible in your everyday life: By providing you with additional acoustic content. They are comfortable to wear thanks to high-quality acetate and bluelight filter. Top notch USound Mems technology makes the design discrete and the user interface easy to handle.

Whether you are walking, riding a bike or driving by car, you can listen to audio safely while doing so. These high-end, water-resistant audio glasses are made of high-quality materials with a 2-way sound system for crystal clear sound. The first audio glasses without chunky temples that actually look like glasses, the revolutionary product protects a wearer’s eyes from sun or blue light whilst providing a vivid sound when listening to music, audiobooks or watching a movie with integrated microphones for voice assistants and making phone calls.

The tiny lightweight micro speakers and microphones are integrated into the frames of Fauna glasses, giving hours of great audio without compromising on comfort. The audio module in each temple and each module includes a patented MEMS microspeaker, an electrodynamic speaker, a touch-pad, associated electronics and a battery. Two microphones are also integrated into the right temple with beam-forming and echo cancelling. The temples remain slim and lightweight despite all the electronics inside with both glasses weighing just 50g.
The range have high-quality Italian acetate frames with adjustable temple lengths, a standard in the eyewear industry and optimal for fit and wearing comfort. Fauna Audio Glasses come with a charging case that allows re-charging of the glasses on the go up to 5 times and connects via Bluetooth with a smartphone or PC; a specific app is not required. The glasses are controlled by touching and swiping on the temples.

Charles Stanley announces new partnership with Harlequins and ‘Big Game’

Charles Stanley announces that it has signed a deal to continue its partnership as the official wealth management sponsor of Harlequins for a further three years, including a new deal to be the official sponsor of ‘Big Game’.
The partnership, which has been in place since 2019, will continue with its focus on player welfare through initiatives, such as the ‘State of Play’, that aim to help players plan for a transition out of the game and make the necessary financial provisions for their future.
The new partnership will see Charles Stanley sponsor the world’s biggest annual club rugby event, ‘Big Game’, for the first time. Both the women’s and men’s team face local rivals on the same day with the proceeds going to charity through the Harlequins Foundation.
Paul Abberley, CEO at Charles Stanley, said: “Charles Stanley and Harlequins are a great match as both have long and stable track records, having been around since 1792 and 1866 respectively, demonstrating strength and resilience.
“I am delighted to continue this partnership. We have been able to make a difference, through initiatives, such as the educational report “State of Play”, that advise players on how they can plan for life after Rugby. We will continue to focus on supporting the players’ welfare and connecting with our clients through a mutual love of the game.”
Laurie Dalrymple, Harlequins’ CEO, added: “This has been a successful partnership, especially for the benefit of our players and the Harlequins Foundation, and we look forward to sharing and learning from each other as our partnership evolves.
“As a Club, we have a real desire to constantly progress in everything we do, both on and off the pitch. The ‘State of Play’ is a prime example of the work the Club wishes to continue alongside Charles Stanley.”

DRESS TO IMPRESS AT SHOWCASE CINEMAS THIS CHRISTMAS
INSIDER MEMBERS CAN ENJOY A SWEET (OR SALTY) SNACK ON THE HOUSE THIS CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY

Showcase Cinemas is celebrating one of the most colourful and cosy dates of the festive season – national Christmas Jumper Day – by offering their Insider members a free portion of popcorn on Friday 10th December.
On the day itself, members must simply don their favourite festive jumper and rock up to their local Showcase Cinema, ticket in hand, to qualify for a free small helping of the popular cinema snack, whilst enjoying the festive fun being played on the big screen this December.
Guests feeling the Christmas spirit will be able to enjoy new festive film releases including A Boy Called Christmas, released on November 26th, and Boxing Day, which hits the big screen on December 3rd, as well as Steven Spielberg’s take on the classic West Side Story, released on Christmas Jumper Day itself – December 10th.
And that’s not all…the perennial “is it a Christmas film?” debate can be had with Die Hard also showing on December 10th.
Showcase Cinemas UK General Manager, Mark Barlow, said: “We’re so excited for Christmas Jumper Day and can’t wait to see our guests in their festive favourites. So much so that our staff will be joining in too to make a real day of it.
“Insider members can grab their free small popcorn when seeing a film at their local Showcase Cinema, so take your jumper out of your wardrobe and sign up now to join the Insider scheme to receive this and many more benefits.”
Not only do Insider members have the chance to claim their free small popcorn on December 10th, but they will also be able to earn 10% Insider Rewards on all ticket, snack and drink purchases, plus discounted admission after 7pm Sunday and all-day Monday and Tuesday, and exclusive access to advance screenings. You can join for free via the Showcase website here.*
*Insider members must be 15 years of age or older.

NEW BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE CAMPAIGN ENCOURAGES HOUSEHOLDS TO MAKE A 66-DAY
ENVIRONMENTAL PLEDGE TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE FOR GOOD

AND SAVE £250 ON ENERGY BILLS
• New campaign encourages pro-planet habit forming for 79% of people who want to impact climate change, but struggle to do so
• Research confirms pro-planet habits can form in 66 days
• National campaign has the power to fast-forward the UK’s journey by as much as two years and save households around £250 on annual energy bills
A new consumer behaviour change campaign named ‘Planet Pledge’ is inviting every household in the UK to sign up to a 66-day environmental pledge starting on 17th January with the ambition of encouraging long-term pro-planet habits that will get the nation to net zero as much as two years before the Government’s 2050 target. The campaign is based on research that reveals that 79 percent of people in the UK would like to do more at home to tackle climate change but can’t get into the habit of doing so.[1]
Despite the popular belief that it takes 21 days to form a habit, the campaign has been designed around a behavioural science study undertaken by Dr Pippa Lally and colleagues at University College London, which found that the average time it took to form a habit is 66 days.
All members of the household can get involved – not just the bill payer – at www.planetpledge.co.uk. Participants will receive a welcome guide to introduce as many as nine new energy-saving behaviours, each to be completed for a minimum of 66 days. Each week participants will receive an email with exclusive tips and advice on pro-planet habit forming from Dr Lally. By signing up, households can reduce their home energy wastage by up to 20 percent, which would help the UK to reach its 2050 net zero target as much as two years sooner and save each household around £250 on their annual energy spend.[2]
Utilita Energy, the UK’s only energy supplier created to help households use less energy, is behind the campaign, after revealing that the majority of people want to make positive changes in their behaviours at home (79%) and more than three in five people said it makes them feel good when they make an effort to reduce their carbon footprint (63%).[3] The Planet Pledge campaign will reward participants who share their efforts via social media, with eco-themed prizes, including a smartphone, washing machine and an eco-friendly staycation worth £3,000.
Dr Pippa Lally, Behavioural Scientist at University College London is an expert on habit forming. She comments on the campaign:
“Forming pro-planet habits makes it easier for us to continue to work towards tackling climate change in our daily lives even when we are busy and distracted. The Planet Pledge is a great way to challenge ourselves to make alterations to how we behave – be that turning the tap off whilst brushing our teeth or turning lights off when we leave the room. Every little action will add up to make a big impact.”
The most common pro-planet behaviours that people across the UK already do are:
1. Recycle rubbish – 63%
2. Turn off unused lights – 61%
3. Re-wearing clothes (and not washing them after one wear) – 48%
4. Keeping the home heating to a healthy home heat – 46%
5. Using a reusable water bottle – 44%
However, some of the easiest and free ways to reduce the impact households have on the environment are still not being done by most people:
1. 80% of those with a dishwasher don’t use the eco setting
2. 70% of people have never used the eco setting on their washing machine
3. 66% of people shower with no consideration of time
4. 66% of people use standby instead of switching items off
5. 58% of people leave items plugged in to use vampire energy
Utilita Energy’s well-established relationship with schools, football clubs (from grassroots through to the Premier League), community groups, and its nine High Street Energy Hubs will mean the Planet Pledge initiative has the power to reach hundreds of thousands of households right across the UK.
Sarah Mitcherson, Headteacher at Ridgeway Academy in Welwyn Garden City in Hertfordshire comments on why she thinks families will be keen to make their pledge:
“As a school we do everything in our power to act in the interest of the planet. For the first time we’ve been able to invite every family to get involved with Planet Pledge, and all do something as a collective. We expect the campaign will be a great success, and we hope to keep the conversation going with families well after the 66-days.”
David James MBE, former England goalkeeper and environmentalist, comments on why he’s making a pledge to the planet:
“I’ve been attempting to do the right thing by the planet for three decades – sometimes it works out, and sometimes, it just doesn’t. If the intention is there – which it appears to be for 79% of the nation – the habits can and will form, with the advice given by the week-by-week campaign.
“This is the first time I’ve ever known a brand to identify the barriers to positive behaviour change and go some way in helping consumers to get over them, which is really commendable.”
Archie Lasseter, Utilita Energy’s Sustainability Lead is responsible for getting the supplier to become a net zero business by 2030. He comments on why Utilita has been leading the way on ‘using less’ since 2003:
“Energy suppliers exist with one main objective – to sell as much energy as possible and to make a margin. Utilita is very different. Our mission since launch has been to give as many homes as possible the technology and energy intelligence, they need to cut their energy wastage, and this latest campaign to promote habit-forming will support that.
“Back in 2019 we launched our award-winning Energy High 5 campaign, which has already reached almost four million households, and now we’re enabling every household to shave £250 off their annual energy bill. This latest research reveals that consumers want to do their bit for the environment, but just need a little help in doing so.”
The campaign follows on from the November launch of the hugely successful ‘Wear Warm’ campaign, which encouraged households not to go above 21 degrees at home and wrap up warm instead. Reports from many of the 660 charity shops taking part in the campaign said the engagement with the idea has been fantastic for driving footfall and encouraging conversations around the healthy amount of home heat.
Signing up to make a ‘Planet Pledge’
Everyone can sign up to make their Planet Pledge from Friday 17th December 2021. The campaign begins on Monday 17th January 2022 to celebrate the first day of the Energy Savings Trust’s ‘Big Energy Savings Week’. Everyone taking part will be in with a chance of winning weekly prizes, including energy efficiency bundles and one uk-based eco holiday worth £3,000.

DR. BECKMANN LAUNCHES A FLAVOURED CHRISTMAS GIN INSPIRED BY FABRIC WHITENER

DR. BECKMANN CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF GLOWHITE BY GIVING AWAY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS HAMPERS FEATURING LIMITED EDITION GIN AND A SCENTED CANDLE

Cleaning legend Dr. Beckmann is marking the festive season with the launch of a Christmas gin, inspired by the bouquet of freshly cleaned laundry.

In a year when light-up gin sprinkled with gold leaf and gingerbread gins have already got the nation talking, Dr.Beckmann’s Glow Gin is set to steal the limelight with the cleanest, freshest tasting gin ever made.

A gin inspired by the aroma of a fabric whitener? Absolutely!

“It tastes fresh, clean and indulgent – it’s the perfect Christmas drink,” said Dr. Beckmann spokeswoman Susan Fermor.

“Glowhite fans are huge advocates of our classic fragrance – those signature notes which fragrance every single Glowhite wash. So, rewarding this affection for the brand and using the same flavour notes to inspire our own gin and a scented candle has been something we’ve been working on for some time. We’re delighted with the results too.”

The Glow Gin has been launched to mark the 100th anniversary year of the nation’s favourite specialist laundry whitener range, Glowhite, which is manufactured by Dr. Beckmann at its UK factory in Bolton.
Susan Fermor added: “Our bespoke Glow Gin has been specially formulated and contains a variety of clean, white botanicals expertly blended with a flavourful combination of Juniper, Cardamom, Coriander, Grapefruit, Nutmeg, Liquorice Root and Elderflower.

“It is all your favourite fragrances, inspired by Glowhite, blended into a very special Christmas gin. It is perfect for when you’ve finished the cleaning for Christmas and you’ve some ‘me’ time to enjoy.”

The special edition gin is included in a one-off Christmas hamper which also includes a Glow Light candle, once again scented with that famous Glowhite aroma, plus a bauble filled with the Glowhite product, perfect to break open after the festive period to give your whites a new year boost!

Candles are a staple throughout the festive season, and the scent of freshly washed laundry is one of the many reasons why Glowhite ULTRA has been recognised as the nation’s favourite specialist laundry whitener, and now this smell can spread throughout the home with Dr. Beckmann’s Glow Light Christmas candle.

As well as reviving the whiteness of your laundry, Glowhite ULTRA can now add sparkle to your Christmas tree, in the form of a special Christmas bauble. The limited-edition hanging decoration is filled with the famous product, so when it is time to take down the decorations, the bauble can be opened, and the product can be used to clean up the messy festive aftermath.

The special edition Dr. Beckmann hamper, including gin, candle and bauble, is available for a limited time only. And Dr. Beckmann have a special supply to give away to fans. So, head to Dr. Beckmann’s social channels to enter the competition and have the ultimate Glowhite Christmas: https://www.instagram.com/p/CXJbFbJqVyD/

Susan Fermor added: “Christmas is always a special time of year and marking the 100th anniversary of Dr. Beckmann’s Glowhite range with the ‘Have a Glowhite Christmas’ hamper is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season for cleaning fans.

“Christmas is all about spending time with loved ones, being cosy and enjoying a drink or two, and what could be better than trying Dr. Beckmann’s very first gin, whilst enjoying the scent of a fresh laundry candle flickering in the festive surroundings of your own home.”

To browse the rest of Dr. Beckmann’s products that’ll be sure to help clean up the festive mess this season, visit: www.dr-beckmann.co.uk/

HOW TO STYLE THE ULTIMATE INSTAGRAMMABLE COFFEE TABLE… MAKE A SWOON-WORTHY STATEMENT THIS CHRISTMAS!

Swoon experts reveal how to dress your coffee table to impress this Christmas.
That special time of year is finally in sight, but who knew coffee tables were set to be the focal point to impress guests this Christmas? We love to be inspired by the latest festive trends on social media, and where better than Instagram to find out what is trending in real time?
With 2.4 million #coffeetable mentions on Instagram, it’s clear we’re a nation of addicts when it comes to rearranging our hosting spaces in an attempt to strike the perfect balance between functionality and styling – and the Christmas period makes this process even more significant. To help the home obsessed, Swoon, the UK’s leading online design-led furniture brand has curated the most ‘Insta-worthy’ coffee tables and accompanying centre pieces to provide inspiration and help create a real statement this festive season, ready for the endless onslaught of friends and family visiting.
With over 132,000 mentions on Instagram sharing coffee table inspiration – using the hashtag #coffeetablestyling – Swoon’s stylist experts have delved into the top trending styles that are taking the nation by storm for living spaces this Christmas.
From classic, to quirky, and everything in between, check out these gorgeous designs that are crying out for a festive makeover…
Top Trending Festive Instagram Styles
#Wreath – 2.9m posts
To give your coffee table the ultimate Christmas makeover, why not try out a wreath! We love the idea of one handmade from festive foliage and pinecones, with a joyful and satisfying addition of a gentle dusting of glitter. For an extra twinkle, why not wrap the wreath with fairy lights?
For the perfect base to host your wreath, bring in the warmth of wood to your living room with the Tabak (£199). This effortlessly simple round table is simply crying out for a circular wreath to complement its shape! The Tabak has a walnut-stained, mango wood tabletop that sits on top of short, matt black steel legs. Reminiscent of the wide iron plates that are found in Turkish restaurants, this coffee table is bound to whet your appetite for entertaining this festive season.
#Potpourri – 118k posts
For decoration that does more than look good, we love the idea of filling trays on your coffee table with festively scented potpourri. We’d add some spiced potpourri to a decorative tray or plate to adorn your room with the scent of festive seasonal spices. With a few contrasting boughs of dark green holly and some bright red berries, you’re set with a jolly center piece for your coffee table that looks fabulous, and smells even better!
To compliment this style, the Hansel (£449) is an industrial, contemporary coffee table featuring three ‘trays’ inside a steel framework (perfect for potpourri!). A definite focal point for any room, this eye-catching table is made with mango wood, white marble, and black steel.
#CoffeeTableTray – 6k mentions
You can’t go wrong with a classic oval mirrored tray. To make this simple piece more striking, we recommend placing it on top of a large glass coffee table and adding a small glass lantern with a plain white candle inside. Watch in wonder as the festive flame sends shadows and reflections around your gorgeously glowing room!
For a stylish base to your beautifully styled tray, we would suggest becoming a triple threat with the delightful Caldera (£399) coffee table! Not one table, but three to get creative with!
With two small round side tables that fit perfectly inside one larger oval, the Caldena offers a space-saving design when they’re not needed. With white and festive green marble tops, the two side tables can be seen through the glass topped larger table – creating a yin yang effect. Alternatively, separate the tables – just slightly or place them around the room.
When decorating, keep it simple on the smaller tables in case you want to move them around when your guests arrive. And why not had a filled decorative bowl with Christmas baubles or pinecones for an extra festive touch.
#ChristmasTree – 26.6m posts
When the big tree goes up, why not add a smaller black or white faux Christmas tree to compliment it. And where better to place it, than on your coffee table?
The Loriini (£299), inspired by the Australian Loriini parrot, is an ultra-contemporary coffee table, taking the form of a bird cage. Fashioned from powder coated black steel, and an opulent white marble top, this sleek coffee table is the perfect base for your faux sapling. Why not search for a parrot bauble to keep the theme going?
#CoffeeTableBook – 141k posts
For festive fun, we love a display of different heights by stacking books next to a candelabra and a vase of fresh flowers or a Christmas poinsettia.
For the most beautiful base to your festive table decor, the Globe (£399) is the go-to. With its angled, asymmetric base (which is clad in brass) and large round marble top, it’s an elegant table that will make the ultimate statement to any setting.
So, with five beautiful coffee table ideas, and an array of tips for styling them, we hope you’ve got your Christmas entertaining spaces sorted for 2021! Post-Christmas, we love the idea of re-designing your coffee table to suit your new year lifestyle!

Jewellery brand Lesche releases new styles ahead of the holidays

Ahead of the holidays and the new year, LESCHE has released five new styles of bracelets and necklaces from their Christmas collection. Dotted with seasonal tones – green, red, black and white – and daintier stones, the new releases are made from 18k gold-plated brass secured and secured with a gold clasp. Designed with new beginnings in mind, these are perfect for the festivities and beyond.

Kai Gold Bracelet and Necklace
Natural white calcite stone beads help wash away negativity, restore motivation and accelerate growth and development.
Elizabeth Gold Bracelet and Necklace
Natural black obsidian stone beads help get rid of negative connections and turn bad luck into good.
Ruby Gold Bracelet and Necklace
Natural ruby zoisite stones beads help attract prosperity and abundance.
Daryl Gold Bracelet and Necklace
Natural green agate stone beads help bring self-knowledge, expansion, strength and courage for personal growth.
Dione Gold Bracelet and Necklace
A mix of natural white onyx, pink opal and green agate stones beads help bring balance to the mind and body and imbue your aura with calming, tranquil vibrations.
Launched in April 2021, LESCHE [leshé] is the creative impulse of two women who aimed to fulfil their dream of designing jewellery that will connect with their true nature. Pieces that not only adorn the woman who wears them, but enrich and empower her. The name is inspired by the French word “les chevaux” (horses), the creatures who represent the freedom, strength and nobleness we want all women to feel when wearing LESCHE. Utilising the healing energy of the natural stones, and combining them with both elegant and edgy gold embellishments, each piece proposes a fresh balance of opposing elements. Beautifully hand-crafted for all women, daring to be different, whose lifestyle and multiple facets are an inspiration for others, and for the founders of LESCHE.
LESCHE is available to buy from www.les-che.com

Omnos, a personalised healthtech and online wellbeing platform, offers its genes test as a gift for £149 – it tests 700,000 gene variants and enables users to gain an indepth understanding of their body’s strengths and potential weaknesses. It can unlock more than 500 gene reports in over 70 categories of health and wellness.


Omnos looks at six core aspects of life –health, fitness, stress, lifestyle, nutrition, and genetics. It gives users the ability to take more control of their health, particularly to prevent future illness, and users have access to their own data and dashboard of information to enable them to make informed changes to their lifestyle.

The ultimate Christmas gift: LED neon lights that won’t break the bank

The festive season is approaching fast and whether you’re stuck for ideas or just want to get something a little different for the ones you love this year. Leading lighting supplier, Ultra LEDs, has the perfect present for everyone on your list, whatever your budget.

Get someone a bedroom glow up for just £65

Worrying about what to get for those you love this Christmas? Ultra LEDs Sketch Neon Heart in warm white is the ideal gift for someone wanting to give their living space or bedroom a glow up this Christmas.

Offering flexibility, this piece can be used on the wall as an eye-catching decorative piece or can sit by your bedside to offer a fun night light to help you relax. Crafted from silicone LED neon with a stylish matte finish, this sign makes a great addition to any space and is super easy to mount to the wall.
Price: £65.00 (Inc. VAT)

Light up someone’s home for under £100

Need a little inspiration for gifts this year? The Ultra LEDs Love LED neon sign will brighten up any bedroom or living space, adding a cosy yet cool feel. The perfect decorative accessory, this looks right at home whether you want to chill out on the sofa or party with family and friends.

LED signs are not only on-trend but are economical to maintain too, helping you save both money and energy, as LEDs require much less electricity to power than traditional lighting. Meaning they’ll last longer, have less of an impact on the environment and save you money in the long run. It comes with a two-metre cable and UK plug, making installation smooth and easy too.

Price: £80.11 (Inc. VAT)

Treat a music lover for under £60

Do you know someone who’d love to jazz up their home this Christmas? The Ultra LEDs Clef Music Note LED Neon Sign makes a great gift for music lovers. Glowing cool white with a red heart, the acrylic is cut to the shape of the music note to create a beautiful decorative piece.

Made to order, you’ll need to take into account the 14 day lead time so get your orders in quick to make sure it’s with you in time for the big day.

Price: £55 (Inc. VAT)

The ultimate gift for a dreamer for under £150

Ultra LEDs Dreamer neon sign in hot pink is the perfect addition to any room, offering a cosy yet modern vibe. The glow of the light will help you relax and drift off after a long day, making it the ultimate gift for the dreamers in your life.

Fit for any space, it can be easily attached with double sided tape if you can’t use tacks or screws. Stands for tabletops are also available from Ultra LEDs on request.
Price: £120 (Inc. VAT)

The Best Luxury Gifts for the Eco-Conscious

Marokka, the London based Anglo-Italian design house, has a range of gift ideas that are fully sustainable and eco-friendly. Dedicated to creating unique gifts for everyone all-year round, Marokka’s line-up of animal-inspired luxury products for the home will make the recipient smile whilst also giving back to the world to ensure a sustainable and greener future for us all.

Plus, in keeping with Marokka’s core values of giving back, Marokka will donate 10% of each sale to charity including DOTS (Dog on the Street) and The Aspinall Foundation.

In a recent poll of 2,000 adults commissioned by a global hygiene and health company – Essity, found that 54% get feeling of joy when they do a bit for the planet and that they were willing to spend an average of 12% more for sustainable items – on top of their existing annual household outgoings of £30,000.
Here’s the best eco-friendly gifts to buy for your sustainable friends and family:

Stunning Sculptures to Spruce Up Any Home

Marokka’s range of 3D animal-inspired sculptures featuring Frank the French Bulldog, Gus the Gorilla and Yorick the Skull make are the perfect gift idea to suit every personality. Available in different colourways and finishes including matte and metallic.

There are lots of plastic things in the world and Marokka doesn’t want to add to the problem, so all of Marokka’s multi-faceted sculptures are made by specialist artisans with a huge passion for design and the rotational moulds are carefully prepared using only recyclable plastic and each piece is hand-finished with precision and love.
Each sculpture bears the Marokka logo, as a hallmark of its authenticity and the care that went into its creation, and comes with a certificate attesting to its authenticity.
RRP from £100
Limited Edition Sculptures

We are excited to introduce Wulfy the Wolf with a subtle glitter finish, Yorick the Skull with in two different finishes – studs and clouds. Sitting alongside Frank the French Bulldog, Gus the Gorilla, Ava the Cheetah and Yorick the Skull, the latest sculptures are limited edition. They are also made from fully sustainable materials.

On the Nose with Marokka Candles x Half-cut Candles

Candles and wine? How divine! Marokka has partnered with Half-cut Candles, a business that upcycles wine bottles from the best vineyards in the South East of England, using the bottom half for candles. The design team at Marokka has created a lid in its inimitable polygon signature style, with a small but perfectly formed sculpture on the top, that can be easily adapted to use as a charm. All the packaging is fully recyclable.

The team at Marokka and Half-cut Candles worked together to create unique scents that capture the essence of each sculpture:

● YORICK CANDLE SCENT

Yorick opens with cocoa, bergamot and orange into a heart of jasmine and amber, this mystical fragrance finishes on base notes of patchouli, cedarwood and musk.

● GUS CANDLE SCENT
Gus takes you to a forest of evergreens with fresh fir needles falling among aromatic white
cedar and musk, with a wintery whisper of citrus. The woodland fragrance combines notes of
bergamot, wildflowers and oakmoss.

● FRANK CANDLE SCENT
Frank starts with notes of peony and red apple, followed by generous notes of rose, jasmine and carnation.
A beautiful floral fragrance that is expertly completed with soft notes of violet and plum on a
base of musks and dry amber.

Each Candle is prices at £55 RRP

Vegan Leather Bags
Made from the finest quality Vegan Leather with a Saffiano finish and gold zip fastening printed with your favorite Marokka animal icon – choose from Frank the French Bulldog, Gus the Gorilla, Yorick the Skull and Ava the Cheetah. The high quality Saffiano leather finish with diagonal lines and cross-hatch pattern makes the leather durable, resistant to stains and scratches and is also water repellent, a leather technique that was invented by Mario Prada Complete with a Dust bag that can be personalised.
RRP £25 / Add personalisation for £5

Luxury Gift Idea
For an extra special gift idea the Ava the Cheetah lenticular print is a 3D sensation that will wow any recipient. Known as the Queen of Marokka, Ava is an absolutely breath- taking 7 framed motion high definition lenticular that shows off her power and grace in flight from every angle. These are a limited edition and come with a certificate of authenticity. Dimensions: 540mm x 840mm. Frame not included.

RRP £1,450.00

The Perfect Finishing Touches

Every gift will be beautifully gift wrapped complete with bow to make the unwrapping of their truly memorable gift even more special. Wrapping paper is also available to buy as single/multiple sheets and are made from recyclable paper.

At Marokka, we are dedicated to creating real positive change simply and beautifully.

About Marokka

MAROKKA Geometric Design is a London design house with a passion for animals and the planet. We want to leave the world a better place than how we found it, and we know the best way to do that is only to work with others who share our ethos.

Our artisan designers craft each of our sculptures and designs lovingly to bring them to life boldly and bravely. Through our creations, we will create positive change simply, beautifully, and with a cheeky wink and smile.

Charity collaboration is a key feature of our brand’s DNA and we are pleased to partner with the incredible Aspinall Foundation and DOTS (Dogs on the Street) where we donate 10% of all our sales.

All our packaging is Eco-friendly, every sculpture comes with its own certificate of authenticity and displays our ‘M’ logo.

All designs are registered and created exclusively by the Marokka Team. We hope your purchase will bring you a lot of pleasure for many years to come.

Marokka’s smaller scale sculptures are available to purchase from their website, www.marokka.com and from selected retailers. They accept commissions for larger pieces such as Gus on an individual basis.

About Half-Cut Candles

Half-cut Candles was born out of a desire to do something different in this throw away world. The combination of a desire to be creative, a 70’s craft magazine and a want to find an interesting way to savour the moment of a special evening led to the first half-cut candle.

Recycled wine bottles from local vineyards are cut in half and upcycled into lovely scented candles. Half-Cut Candles offer a bespoke service to our clients, through consultation with our qualified candle maker who specialised in perfumery, vegan and environmentally friendly candles and diffusers. All candles are handmade and produced to order so they do not sit on a shelf or in a storage unit for prolonged periods of time.

https://www.half-cutcandles.co.uk

Want the Hottest Tech for Christmas 2021? Samsung’s Got You Covered

So many people, so many presents! Whether buying for those who are always on the go or for those who love to stand out, Samsung has it all to impress the most important people this festive season.
London, UK – Whether it’s a new appreciation for home comforts or increased desire to stay connected to friends and family, there’s no doubt that the last 18 months has had everyone wanting and needing more from their tech. This year, customers can make Christmas meaningful with Samsung with a variety of products, for whoever they’re buying for.
For those who like to stand out… Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3
RRP:
• 128GB, £949
• 256GB, £999
Available in Cream, Green, Lavender, and Black
Wondering what to get the trendsetter of the family? The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 is the must-have accessory this season. Created for those not afraid to stand out, this modern revival of the flip-phone comes in four trendy colours. Know someone whose notifications never stop? The enlarged cover screen makes checking notifications or taking calls on the go easy. The Multi Window allows users to view two apps simultaneously – productivity has never been better!

For those who like to do it all … Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3

RRP:
• 256GB, £1,599
• 512GB, £1,699
Available in Phantom Black, Phantom Green, and Phantom Silver
Building on the ground-breaking features of its predecessors, Galaxy Z Fold3 is taking the foldable experience to the next level. Featuring an immersive 7.6-inch Infinity Flex Display, Galaxy Z Fold3 is a true multitasking powerhouse with unrivalled performance. For those who never stop, revolutionised features include Multi Window which lets users open three apps at once with ease, and Flex mode to take control of the layout of their apps, this takes efficiency to new levels. Whether serious about gaming or planning to binge-watch festive shows, the under-display camera technology and Dolby Atmos Sound features gives uninterrupted viewing experiences with amazing sound quality.

For those who are always on the move… Samsung Galaxy Buds2
RRP £139, available in Graphite, White, Olive and Lavender
For those who appreciate good tunes, podcasts or videos, the Galaxy Buds2 are the perfect gift delivers a rich, balanced sound with dynamic two-way speakers. With Enhanced Active Noise Cancellation and a comfortable fit, listening on the go has never been easier. With a range of new features to take audio experiences to the next level, Galaxy Buds2 not only makes voices clearer on calls but they also allow users to be completely immersed in their music, videos, and entertainment.

For those looking to take wellness to the next level… Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Series
Galaxy Watch4 RRP:
• 40mm (Bluetooth): £249
• 40mm (4G): £289
• 44mm (Bluetooth): £269
• 44mm (4G): £309
Available in Black, Silver and Pink Gold (40mm) and Black, Silver and Green (44mm)

Galaxy Watch4 Classic RRP:
• 42mm (Bluetooth): £349
• 42mm (4G): £389
• 46mm (Bluetooth): £369
• 46mm (4G): £406
Available in Black and Silver
For those who want all the fitness features on their wrist with a single tap, the Galaxy Watch4 series delivers a holistic suite of health features designed specifically to give users the best tools to manage their wellness. Packed with exciting new guided workouts, as well as group challenges that help users connect with their family and friends, this allows the user to ensure they’re at their best every day with Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic.

For those who need to keep tabs on everything… Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+

RRP £39.99

For that someone who keys that always go walkabouts, the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag+ is the perfect gift this Christmas. Easily attach it to keys, bags, children’s toys or anything that tends to go missing, to avoid turning the house upside down looking for lost items. It also allows the user to control devices with a click of a button, so they can even turn the lights on before stepping inside!

For those whose creativity never stops… Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE

RRP:
• 5G – 64GB, £589 / 128GB, £629
• WiFi Only – 64GB, £519 / 128GB, £559 (128GB)

Available in Mystic Black, Mystic Silver, Mystic Green, and Mystic Pink
The perfect tablet for the multi-taskers and the creatives. With studying, working, and connecting with friends increasingly happening remotely, the Galaxy Tab S7 FE is the best device to keep up with creative and busy lifestyles. Galaxy Tab S7 FE has a large 12.4-inch display, perfect for taking entertainment, productivity, and creativity to the next level, all housed in a sleek tablet that can be easily transported. Whether buying for someone who loves to illustrate or is an avid note-taker, the S Pen allows users to create smooth sharp drawings as well as detailed, colourful notes. It also features powerful battery so users can easily stream, work and create without the pressure of finding a nearby outlet.

For the gamers and streamers… Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G

RRP £409, available in Awesome Violet, Awesome Mint, Awesome Black, Awesome White

From super-smooth gaming and streaming to ultra-fast sharing and downloads, the Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G is perfect for content fanatics. Powerful 5G fast speeds change the way users experience and share content, and the immersive 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display means users can enjoy their favourite movies on a large, flat screen. And gaming just got better with a super smooth 120Hz refresh rate, designed for hours of scrolling and game playing. Its cutting-edge features, including long-lasting battery life and cameras designed to keep up with the demands of content creators – means this is the perfect gift for the next generation content creator.

For those who want the best of the best… Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

RRP:
• 128GB, £1,149
• 256GB, £1,199
• 512GB, £1,329
Available in Phantom Black and Phantom Silver, with exclusive Samsung.com colours including Phantom Titanium, Phantom Navy and Phantom Brown
For the go-getters, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is a device that pulls out all the stops for those who want Samsung’s best-of-the-best. Give the gift of hours of entertainment as the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G has the best technology for streaming, gaming, and capturing content. The rear quad camera has ultra-wide, wide, and dual tele-lenses allowing users to capture pro-grade content, and even shoot video in 4K. With the most advanced pro-grade camera system and the brightest, most intelligent display – this is sure to impress that special someone!

For those who are always ready to get up and go… Samsung Galaxy Book Go

RRP:
• 4GB, £399
• 8GB, £499

Do more on the move this Christmas with the Galaxy Book Go – the perfect gift for those whose work never stops, even during the holiday season! The Samsung Galaxy Book Go is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 compute platform, providing a mobile option to those looking to achieve more anytime, anywhere. Built for today’s mobile first users who expect seamless connectivity and mobility, with state-of-the-art PC productivity, letting users work remotely with ease.

For the TV lovers… The Samsung QN900A
RRP:
• 65”, £4,999
• 75”, £5,999
• 85”, £9,999

The Samsung QN900A can providing a viewing set-up like never before this festive period. Whether an avid sports fan looking forward to the Christmas football fixtures or a Christmas movie obsessive, the QN900A will have everyone covered. Bringing an immersive 3D audio experience with Object Tracking Sound Pro, as well as game-changing picture quality with the Quantum Matrix Technology Pro, TV lovers can feel every moment as if they’re actually there. Furthermore, its nearly bezel-less, stunning Infinity Screen brings the world’s first edge-to-edge viewing experience – meaning you won’t miss any of the action.

For the gaming enthusiast… The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 Gaming Monitor
RRP £1,849, available in 49”

Escape into another world this Christmas with the latest 2021 Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 gaming monitor which has completely reinvented the gaming experience. It brings together key elements of next-level gameplay: comfortable 1000R curvature, immersive interaction and perfect picture quality through its quantum Mini-Led picture to provide the most immersive gaming experience yet. With a 49” curved screen, spellbinding HDR2000 resolution and 240Hz Refresh Rate, the Odyssey Neo G9 is a revolution in gaming technology. The perfect gift for any gaming fan this festive period.

For the art lovers… The Samsung Frame TV

RRP:
• 32”, £399
• 43”, £899
• 50”, £1,099
• 55”, £1,199
• 65”, £1,299
• 75”, £1,999
The Frame TV brings both entertainment and art into the home this Christmas. The QLED 4K and Dual LED technology* allows you to experience the brilliance of lifelike colour and unbelievable detail. When users aren’t watching TV on The Frame it turns into a blank canvas to showcase fabulous art pieces or even cherished family photographs.
*32” has QLED Technology in Full HD

For those with an eye for design… The Customisable Bezel for The Frame TV

RRP £129
Through the brand-new UK digital platform, theframebezel.com, customers are now able to pre-order their choice of bezel from an initial range comprising 10 colours to help match their Frame TV to their interior space, with additional premium colourways to be made available on the platform next month. Colours include Vision Blue, Italian Vine, Sahara

Sand, Cirque Gold, Ruby Red, Space Grey, Forest Brown, Rich Brown, Teal Jewel, and Wishful Pink.

For the social media lovers… The Samsung Sero TV

RRP £999
The Sero TV delivers a mobile-optimised experience*, perfect for social media fans this Christmas. Its screen rotates between landscape and portrait orientation, perfectly mirroring mobile content on the big screen, allowing users to watch Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and smartphone videos. This is the world’s first mobile-friendly TV that rotates so that people can watch their content the way it was meant to be seen this festive season and beyond.
*Auto Rotation feature requires compatible Galaxy smartphone.

For those wanting to bring the cinema experience home … The Samsung Q-Series Soundbar HW-Q950A
RRP £1,599
The Q950A soundbar delivers supreme cinematic audio with multiple speakers, allowing music fans to bring a touch of cinema into the home for those long winter Christmas nights. The subwoofer has a total of 22 speakers, delivering incredible audio, ensuring listeners will hear every single detail. The Soundbar also has the Amazon voice assistant built-in so users can connect all smart lighting, heating and appliances and control them all from their soundbar. The HW-Q950A adapts to the content being watched, scene by scene, working in perfect harmony with Samsung TVs* courtesy of Q-Symphony sound.
*Q-Symphony is compatible with 2021 Samsung AU7100 TVs and above

For the binge-watchers, gamers, remote workers, students, and everyone else in between… The Samsung M7 Smart Monitor

RRP:
• 32”, £399
• 43”, £549.99
The Samsung M7 Smart Monitor is the world’s first do-it-all screen and is the perfect gift this Christmas. Switch up the laptop or PC for a Samsung Smart Monitor to make working or studying from home a breeze, and enjoy a stunning 4k display, with pre-loaded apps, built-in speakers and remote control.

For the interior design fans… The Samsung Bespoke Refrigerator
Bespoke Fridges & Freezers 1.85m (1-Door) – RRP: £899.99-£999.99
Bespoke Classic Fridge Freezer 1.85m (2-Door) – RRP: £749.99-899.99
Bespoke Classic Fridge Freezer 2.03m (2-Door) – RRP: £999.99- £1,349.99

The new Samsung Bespoke Refrigerator is a must-have item for any kitchen and the ultimate splurge present for the interior design enthusiast. No matter the space or style, create the perfect setup with 14 colours and finishes to choose from, with the new modular and customisable Samsung Bespoke Refrigerator range.

For the cleaning fanatic… The Samsung Jet™ 90 Pro
RRP £599.99
Give the gift of time and a clean home with the Samsung Jet™ 90 Pro vacuum – the perfect present for the cleaning fanatic. With up to a massive 200W suction power, an airflow-boosting design and cyclonic filters, the Samsung Jet™ 90 Pro quickly and effectively gets to work and even makes the air in the home as hygienically clean as the floors.

For the people who are passionate about hygiene…. The Samsung Clean Station™
RRP £199.00

The Samsung Clean Station™ is a fabulous item for any home this Christmas. It’s the perfect present for someone who loves to clean and vacuum the house but hates emptying the vacuum dustbin. The Samsung Clean Station™ captures the dirt and locks it away making sure the dust doesn’t escape into the air and back onto your floor. It’s the perfect partner for your Jet vacuum.

Luxe Watches Premium Watch Cleaning Kit “Maintain your prestige”

Luxe Watches Premium Watch Cleaning Kit.

See more and buy @ :- www.luxewatches.co.uk/shop/accessories/luxe-watches-premium-watch-cleaning-kit/

Luxe Watches operates as a multichannel e-commerce platform and a flagship retail space.
Specialising in luxury, classic and contemporary, new and preowned watches, ten years of preparation and expertise in the industry enabled founders and passionate watch enthusiasts to create the Luxe Watches brand with an aim to introduce the pre-owned luxury watch market to a retail audience.
The brand launched online in August 2012 and May 2013 saw the launch of the Luxe Watches concept boutique situated in Buckhurst Hill, Essex.
Offering uncompromised customer service and a sleek, luxury shopping environment, Luxe Watches offers customers a local service providing guidance and suggestions to first time buyers as well as servicing a growing international clientele.

Visiting the Luxe Watches Boutique
The boutique is a luxury space designed to appeal to a discerning clientele; customers who want to experience the luxury shopping experience with a personal touch and local trusted team.
An extension of the E-commerce platform with a visual concept to mirror the design of the brand’s website.
Boutique customers are invited to browse the entire product catalogue on-site, pre-order a specific style from the website to pick up in store or place an order as part of the Watch Locater service, onsite watch repairs and valuations are offered on a walk in or appointment basis.

AEG are on a mission to change the throwaway culture that is present in fashion, if we put in the effort to extend the lifecycle of our clothing then we can help the environment by reducing the amount of waste being put in landfill each day, save money and keep our favourite outfits looking fresh!
Preloved With Care by AEG provides tips and information on how to look after our clothing and what clothing you could be buying to benefit the environment.
The sections of the piece are as follows:
• Challenge Your Laundry Habits: Tips on how to effectively wash your clothing, saving money, energy and preserving the quality of your garments.
• Sustainable Fashion Tips: How to make your wardrobe last longer!
• Shop More Sustainably: Information on what materials to look for, advice on second hand clothing and how you can give your own unwanted clothes a new life.

AEG are on a mission to change the throwaway culture that is present in fashion, if we put in the effort to extend the lifecycle of our clothing then we can help the environment by reducing the amount of waste being put in landfill each day, save money and keep our favourite outfits looking fresh!
Preloved With Care by AEG provides tips and information on how to look after our clothing and what clothing you could be buying to benefit the environment.
The sections of the piece are as follows:
• Challenge Your Laundry Habits: Tips on how to effectively wash your clothing, saving money, energy and preserving the quality of your garments.
• Sustainable Fashion Tips: How to make your wardrobe last longer!
• Shop More Sustainably: Information on what materials to look for, advice on second hand clothing and how you can give your own unwanted clothes a new life.

Samm Stangeland, the founder and creator, has a 10+ year prestigious music career producing concerts and working with the likes of Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Fleetwood Mac, and Beyonce to name a few. Samm’s love of music, coupled with her passion surrounding the industry, inspired her to create the company Rock & Roll Candle Co., which aromatically connects your favorite songs with heavenly, handmade, and hand-poured scented candles.

While working with some of the most influential and highly successful artists in the music industry, Samm found within herself that same kind of bold, rockstar energy and opened the doors to Rock & Roll Candle Co. Our hope is that Samm’s drive and story inspire your readers to tap into their own entrepreneurial energy, throw the record on, and light one of her amazing candles.

With Rock & Roll Candle Co.’s crafted mixture of scents, each candle uniquely transports the person into another era, just like the songs do! For example; the scent ‘Strawberry Fields Forever,’ inspired by the iconic song by The Beatles, has the essence of the most delicious Strawberry Cheesecake, with the whipped cream topping’s sweetness and overall is a perfect candle for any season. These candles are great as a personalized gift for any rock & roll loving fan or as a sweet addition to a person’s home decor. We want her brand to stand for the power of music; for legends like The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and Tom Petty to live on through these candles and her work at Rock & Roll Candle Co.

Konjac Baby Sponge – $11.99
www.amazon.com/dp/B083NJ5YC5
Plant-based Konjac Sponge with cute animals shapes guarantee a fun time taking shower! Sponges are infused with a pinch of Natural Ingredients – Turmeric (Yellow), Pink Clay (Pink), Pure Konjac (Ivory).

2 Textures Face Sponges, 2 Pack- $9.99
www.amazon.com/dp/B08PNPRX4C
www.instagram.com/p/CUdO3xSDumw/
Made from high-quality micro-porous PU Foam. The textured side provides gentle exfoliation, while the soft side gently wipes away dirt and grime.

Natural Konjac Facial Sponges-$12.99
www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q3DFCVR
A Natural, Vegan, Gentle Way to Cleanse! Gentler on Skin Than Traditional Facecloth! Made from the Root of the Konjac Plant and infused with Activated Charcoal(2pc) and Aloe Vera (2pc)

Premium Foam Loofah Sponge, 3 Pack – $18.5
www.amazon.com//dp/B08Y5LNHZP
Made in Taiwan with quality micro-porous texture
that has a light exfoliating effect while creating lots of suds for a perfect shower time.

Large Shower Pouf, 70g, 3 Pack – $9.99
www.amazon.com/dp/B08Y5LNHZP?th=1
Soft mesh Infused with Activated Charcoal Powder tie into a pouf for soft exfoliation. If you love to lather up, it will be your choice of shower company!!

Dual-Texture Shower Sponge with Reversible Strap – $8.49
www.amazon.com/dp/B09B73PDS5
Made in Taiwan for quality feel, and its dual texture double your satisfaction. The attached reversible strap is designed for convenient switch to either side.

Dual-Texture Shower Sponge, Strong Exfoliation- $8.5
www.amazon.com/dp/B08ZHKS216/ref=twister_B09JK3WBG9?th=1
Vigorous Rough Side for Exfoliation, satisfying feeling that dad can’t live without. Design for removing thick dead skin cells. Functional gift that dad actually can use it every day!

Squares Soap Pockets with Soap Pads, 3 Pack +2 Pcs – $14.99
www.amazon.com/dp/B0872W1HC4
Your soap bits should be saved with Soap Pocket for longer use!! Made of strong exfoliating washcloth that removes dead skin cells, glowing skin is expected to arrive after use!!

Dual Textured Washcloth, 3 Pack – $13.99
www.amazon.com/dp/B08PNPRQPB
Sweep Away Dead Skin Cells, Revealing Fresh New Glowing Skin!! Effective exfoliation and multi-layer construction, what you feel is a piece of high-quality experience!!

Rare Rosado Trio Box Set ($84)
The Trio Box That Showcases Colombia’s Most Prized Varietal – Long thought to be a mutation of the ancestral Borbón varietal common in Colombia, Rosado was found in 2020 to in fact be an Ethiopian species of coffee now native to Huila whose arrival to the Americas baffles scientists worldwide. Our trio box set showcases this gem of Colombian coffee in three different processes in order to truly display the effect each process has in final cupping.

Includes three 16 oz bags of farm fresh coffee
– La Florida (Washed) is a coffee that has the sweet and fruity components common in the Rosado varietal such as pear, watermelon and brown sugar, but with a crispness and clarity that is emblematic of a Colombian washed process.
– La Florida (Honey) is a perfect example of a honey process, somewhere between the clarity of a washed and the full body and complexity of a natural, with deep notes of maple syrup and blackberry and a prominent floral note.
– Villa Betulia (Natural) rounds out the trio box with a dense mouthfeel and a stunning complexity that includes notes such as red wine, blueberry, cinnamon and chocolate and showcases the variety of profound wine-and-liquor-like notes common in naturals, as well as a deep and fruity richness.

Devoción Coffee Mocha Kit with L.A. Burdick Chocolate ($48)
This holiday season, Devoción brings you the ultimate mocha gift set to make the most luscious specialty coffee mochas at home. The Devoción Coffee Mocha Box features our world-renowned Toro blend and L.A. Burdick’s exquisite specialty drinking chocolate. Includes a 12 oz. whole bean Toro coffee bag, a 12 oz. bag of L.A. Burdick Drinking Chocolate with a whisk for mixing and 3 unique, exclusive recipes to try. Recommended brew methods are espresso or moka pot.

NutraSweet Natural is a zero-calorie stevia sweetener made to satisfy your sweet cravings while supporting a healthy lifestyle. This sweetener is 100% natural and plant based made with only erythritol and stevia leaf sweetener. The processes utilize sustainable practices, which preserve the planet’s resources. It took about a decade to develop the technology that has enabled NutraSweet to make this rare stevia ingredient commercially available today. The result is the perfect natural sweetener with a taste that matches sugar; with all the sweetness and none of the guilt. It is available in a 70-count box with individual packets. The use of the rare stevia sweetener delivers a “just like sugar taste” and is here to break the stereotype that traditional stevia sweeteners taste bad. The product is diabetic friendly, keto friendly, and is made with only two simple ingredients, making it a great natural substitute for sugar. All taste, no calories, allowing you to lead a healthy lifestyle.

NutraSweet Natural
nutrasweetnatural.com/

A ticket to Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp !

The Camp, which if you are unfamiliar was created 25 years ago to provide real people the once-in-a-lifetime experience of connecting and jamming with their musical heroes. Fantasy Camp has provided unforgettable memories, advice and feedback for attendees worldwide. Past councilors include; Roger Daltrey, Jeff Beck, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Sammy Hagar, and Nancy Wilson of Heart. Events span over four jam packed days where campers join a band mentored by today’s top touring musicians, and work up to final performances with the headliner rockstars at legendary venues from Abbey Road Studios in London, to Hollywood’s Whisky A Go Go, to the Atlantic resort in The Bahamas.

Have you had a chance to see the tremendously successful 2021 documentary Rock Camp, The Movie? The film follows four campers who attend Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp and how it transforms their lives. These “rock campers” share the stage with superstar counselors including Roger Daltrey, Alice Cooper, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Nancy Wilson, Joe Perry, Judas Priest, Sammy Hagar and many more. Rock Camp is directed by Doug Blush, who has worked on 100+ documentaries (including Oscar winners 20 Feet from Stardom, Icarus, and Period. End of Sentence.).

KingPro offers a variety of products that can be customized with their in-house designers for a thoughtful last minute gift that will arrive by Christmas.

Dani Diaberkely is a designer and creative who has worked with brands from Pepsi, General Mills, Instagram, Target, Mountain Dew, Off-White, Diplo and more because of her unique expertise in product quality and customer service for customized screen printing.

Their designers work with you to make sure the material and design you are looking for matches just right, not the bots who just use templates and throw it on a t-shirt.

KidX Classbox is an interactive educational toy that bridges physical play with online interactive learning.
Our tool uses Montessori blocks on a flat play device, shaped like a penguin, that interacts with the game on the screen of choice.
Our system learns your child’s strengths and weaknesses and develops new learning strategies with our own Artificial Intelligence design.
The toy was inspired by a Montessori dad who was frustrated with the screen-only approach to early childhood education over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our tool bridges the best of at-home learning with in-class techniques!

Our product on Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/mpc/AQICWKADIH4XZ
Our website
www.playkidx.com

KidX Classbox is an interactive educational toy that bridges physical play with online interactive learning.
Our tool uses Montessori blocks on a flat play device, shaped like a penguin, that interacts with the game on the screen of choice.
Our system learns your child’s strengths and weaknesses and develops new learning strategies with our own Artificial Intelligence design.
The toy was inspired by a Montessori dad who was frustrated with the screen-only approach to early childhood education over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our tool bridges the best of at-home learning with in-class techniques!

Our product on Amazon
www.amazon.com/gp/mpc/AQICWKADIH4XZ
Our website
www.playkidx.com

Bomber Skis – $2-4K
For the skier in your life: Bomber combines product, lifestyle, and experience to create a truly luxurious product. This year, explore the exquisitely handcrafted, precision-designed, alpine skis and accessories that deliver exceptional performance in all terrain for all levels of skiers. By giving the gift of Bomber, even the most inexperienced skiers have the opportunity to fearlessly take on a new hobby,with style…

DUX Bed – $8-20K
Is there a better gift than a good night’s sleep? DUX has just unveiled its latest sleep solution – the DUX Dynamic, built for the best night’s sleep…but also working, reading, eating and any other WFH multi-tasking activities. Combining DUX’scustomizable pascal system, full body elevation capabilities and an additional adjustable area for your head, the DUX Dynamic is truly the most advanced adjustable bed on the market. With the single press of a button users have the power to customize each side of the bed with their handheld Bluetooth controller to create an unrivaled level of ergonomic support and simply, the best night’s sleep.

DUX Travel Pillow – $139
For the traveler: Everyone has seen the travel pillows at airports – the blow-up version, the turtle kind, the infinity.. But consistent travelers should step it up a notch with the DUX Travel Pillow.The DUX Travel Pillow is 100% cotton filled with white goose down and is certified to be Hypoallergenic in addition to machine washable and dust mite-proof. When you travel with the DUX Travel pillow you can use it instead of, or in addition to the hotel’s pillows for extra comfort and support.

KIDS TOYS

HASAKEE Q9s Drones for Kids
The structured design and four robust propeller shields offer safe flight and protect them from injury caused by propellers. ABS is a high-quality material that can endure several crashes and drops. Drone for kids and beginners!
www.amazon.com/dp/B07T2P9ZGH

ArmoGear Laser Tag
With ArmoGear, you can turn your home or backyard into a laser tag battleground enjoyed even by adults. Its premium quality and child safety features make it one of the most sought-after gifts. With more than 5000 reviews on Amazon, It’s fun for the whole family!
www.amazon.com/dp/B076T9W19V

LEGO DUPLO My First Number Train
Learning to count is a key skill for any child, and now your preschooler can have fun while learning with this popular LEGO DUPLO number train set. The colorful number train can be built and rebuilt by your toddler!
www.amazon.com/dp/B01KMUUQVK

Orboot Earth by PlayShifu
An interactive earth globe. It takes your child on a trip around the world. Scanning the globe with a mobile app will bring it to life, allowing you to explore the planet in various settings such as animal facts, voice interactions, and challenges.
www.amazon..com/dp/B075WW3JKQ

GIFT FOR MOM

Pure daily care Ultimate Aromatherapy Diffuser & Essential Oil Set
Everything you need for a relaxed and stress-free environment. with different scents gives a wonderful and lasting effect on your physical well-being and mental health. Some scents like lavender can also help you get that much-needed rest.
www.amazon.com/dp/B07JD2GDKN

Indoor Herb Garden Seed Starter Kit
Grow your own herbal tea straight from your home! The kit includes everything you need from soils, grow bag, and gardening tools. A unique gift idea indeed!
www.amazon.com/dp/B07JD8JKHC

Oster Blender
Are you constantly on the move? A personal blender would be a terrific gift for someone who is Health Conscious, a blender and sports bottle in one that is designed to fit your active, fast-paced lifestyle. With quick and convenient One Touch blending, you can create your favorite smoothies, and protein shakes, and more to enjoy at home, on the run, or at the office.
www.amazon.com/dp/B004T4LYEO

GIFT FOR DAD

Dr. Martens Men’s Orson Loafer
www.amazon.com/dp/B001949UHK
From the office to the weekend, this handsome slip-on is made with classic Doc’s DNA like grooved edges and visible stitching. It is built on an iconic air-cushioned sole. It has good abrasion and slip resistance that offers sturdiness, reliability, comfort, and value.

Bose Frames
These Sunglasses has built-in Bose Speakers that produce rich quality sounds. Open-ear audio allows you to stay aware of your surroundings while enjoying your music.
www.amazon.com/dp/B07P7VVCDD

LEVI’S® COMMUTER X JACQUARD BY GOOGLE
The Trucker Jacket connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth. You can screen phone calls, control music, and obtain directions with a touch or brush of the cuff or a few gestures to keep you on track.
www.levi.com/US/en_US/apparel/clothing/tops/levis-commuter-x-jacquard-by-google-trucker-jacket/p/286600000

Do Not Disturb Socks
www.amazon.com/dp/B07KC798F8

Tile Pro
It is a handy way to keep track of your things, Simply attach one to your keys, and just like that, it’s on your radar in the Tile app! which is compatible with both IOS and Android phones. You can also use it to find your phone even when it’s silent.
www.amazon.com/dp/B09B2WLRWX

The MONSTERBASS Regional Pros Series is the only bass fishing subscription box to deliver monthly lures and tackle that are hand-selected for where you live and fish. Our team of local experts handpick the best baits that are always in season and are perfect for the places you love to fish.

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KIDS REVEAL WHY THEY LOVE SPENDING SO MUCH TIME WITH THEIR GRANDPARENTS
• Nearly half of all British children say they love spending time with their grandparents because they make them laugh
• 1 in 4 UK kids prefer spending time with their grandparents over any other family member
IT IS NO secret that grandparents and their grandchildren have a special bond and it turns out there’s a very good reason why they enjoy spending so much time together.
A survey of 1,000 children aged 5-7 from dolls’ pram expert Play Like Mum, has revealed that the reason 47% of little ones love spending time with their grandparents is because they make them smile.
Another reason children say they love to spend so much time with their grandparents – to the point they prefer them over other family members – is because they have fun together, with 40% saying they enjoy spending time with granparents because they play games with them.
35% of children say that grandparents give them more treats than when they are looked after by parents and that’s why they they like spending so much time with them.
38% of children sweetly say they love spending time with their grandparents, highlighting the importance of time together, whilst 25% of kids actually went on to confess that they prefer spending time with their grandparents over any other family member.
Heart warmingly, those warm and fuzzy feelings of love and adoration are reciprocated as 37% of grandparents say they are happy to spend as much money or time on their grandchildren when they look after them.
31% of Grandparents then go onto say that caring for their grandchildren is the highlight of their week.
Grandchildren’s preference of having fun and getting active with grandparents is also mutual, as 75% of grandparents cited playtime as their favourite thing to do when looking after little ones.
Andrew Coplestone, founder of the specialist dolls pram maker Play Like Mum, comments: “It’s great to see that little ones are so keen to spend time with their grandparents. Grandparents have so much to offer, telling stories of when they were younger and finding their inner child again when playing with grandchildren. They also have a key role to play in helping their grandchildren to enhance their imagination whilst developing their nurturing skills through play.
“Grandparents tend to have a lot more time on their hands to play with their grandchildren than parents and take them out on adventures – which will often see grandchildren looking forward to spending time with their grandparents as they associate it with a time when they are doted upon and get to play with their loved ones.”
Laura Amies, Child Behavioural Expert, comments: “It’s wonderful to see research that confirms what so many of us believe, that children love to spend time with their grandparents and vice versa!
“This reinforces so many theories about the true requirements of a child in terms of both their physical and emotional development. Children benefit hugely from high quality interaction, eye contact, positive attention and free flowing play without the presence of mobile devices, screens, TVs and computer consoles.
“Whilst there is of course a place for these items and a need for all children to become some what computer savvy, first and foremost a child must be able to navigate the world around them and those within it. Grandparents anchor their grandchildren to times gone by and therefore promote the most important aspects of childhood!”
Top 8 reason’s kid’s love spending time with grandparents:
1. They make me laugh and smile
2. They play games with me
3. They let me eat treats
4. I get more treats than when I’m looked after by my parents
5. They take me out to do activities
6. They let me play with toys
7. I don’t have to tidy up after myself
8. They play more games with me than my parents

ASDA COMMUNITY CHAMPION ORGANISES SURPRISE
VISIT FROM ENGLAND WORLD CUP STAR FOR SHROPSHIRE’S RUGBY REBELS

Asda Donnington Wood community champion, June Walker, wanted to make Christmas extra special. She secured funding from Asda’s charity, Asda Foundation to bring Shropshire Rugby Rebels back together Shropshire Rugby Rebels.

The 40-strong group provides access to young people with disabilities to the sport of tag rugby. The team of children and young adults play together every week.

June arranged for England’s World Cup winning rugby star Jason Robinson to surprise the team and come along and take a training session! After sharing his tips and tricks, Jason handed out presents to every team member, consisting of brand new kit to keep them warm during winter training.

Due to the pandemic, the Rugby Rebels weren’t able to see each other or play the sport they love, so June wanted to surprise them with something magical!

June said: “It was such a lovely night. They did their normal training for a while and I went over and joined in a game of tag with them – it was a struggle to keep up!

“And then Jason came along and did some of the training with them and he was really great. He was very, very good with the kids and they interacted with him really well. The kids loved it. He also brought along his medal from the World Cup and the kids were like ‘wow’. The parents were a bit in awe as well.

“After the training session Jason got all the kids in a semi-circle with their backs to their parents and when that was happening they put a screen in place and then he said that he wasn’t their only surprise and showed them the bags full of new kit. It was just so lovely; the kids were so chuffed.

“It was just so nice to deliver a surprise to a group that I know and that I’ve worked with. When they turned up for training, they all were all a mixed bunch with all different types of training gear, but now they’ve got the bobble hats, hoodies and rain jackets which are all embroidered with the Asda logo on. They will really look the business!

“I’ve been working with them for the past 18 months but I’ve known members of the group for about five or six years through other groups. It’s just lovely to see the friendships through the ages, as you have a five year old with a 25-year-old; with a disability, there is no age barrier.”

Jason Robinson, England Rugby World Cup star, said: “It was so nice to go along and surprise the Shropshire Rugby Rebels group with a training session and just to have a bit of fun with them. I was also able to present all the team with some warm winter kit provided by Asda – it was just priceless seeing their faces. They were all very passionate rugby fans and it was clear that they had missed playing together over the last year. It was really nice seeing the smiles on their faces, just having fun – that’s what it’s about.”

Val Edgley, joint secretary of the Rugby Rebels, agreed that everyone from the team were thrilled by the surprise.

She said: “We can’t thank June and Asda enough, we really can’t. What they’ve done has been amazing.

“The kids really, really enjoyed the training with Jason, and they each had a photo taken with him and his medal but the icing on the cake was when they brought out the hoodies and jackets and everything, it was fantastic. Where we train in the winter, is really cold, so this new kit is brilliant. The team will be able to wear them when they go to tournaments too.

“It was tough for the group through the pandemic because we had to stop for a while, but it’s great to be back and it’s great to get so much support from Asda.”

This Christmas Asda community champions like June will be busy helping more people enjoy magical moments together, doing their bit to spread Christmas cheer and celebrate the special festive moments so many people missed last year.

The Asda Foundation is set to donate £1 million to over 2,500 grassroots community groups to fund bringing over 400,000 people back together, many who were isolated or alone last Christmas.

To find out more about Rugby Rebels, go to: https://www.facebook.com/shropshireRugbyRebels/

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