Christmas Gift Guides / Ideas For Everyone Special Part 4

Nomad makes modern, minimalist and practical goods for the 21st century nomad. Visit www.nomadgoods.com to learn more. www.nomadgoods.com Nomad have a broad range of accessories for mobile devices with a […]

Nomad makes modern, minimalist and practical goods for the 21st century nomad. Visit www.nomadgoods.com to learn more. www.nomadgoods.com

Nomad have a broad range of accessories for mobile devices with a focus on the world of Apple. iPhone cases, Apple Watch straps, wireless chargers, etc.

Wallets – Nomad have a line of wallets that are crafted from beautiful horween leather in a variety of sizes for any wallet preference. We even do passport holders!

Charging Cables – All tired of those flimsy cables that seem to break just by looking at them? So, Nomad engineered some of the seriously badass cables on the market. Full wrap kevlar sheath and internals guarantee these things are going to outlast the one you got with your phone.

Leather Cases for iPhone and Airpods – Crafted with the same beautiful horween leather as their wallets, these cases develop a rich patina that just gets better with time. They also feature 10 feet of drop protection. Bonus: they also have cases for iPad!

Sport Bands for Apple Watch – Like the bands from Apple, but even better. Five color options and available for every size apple watch

Leather Bands for Apple Watch – More of that beautiful Horween leather brought to the world of Apple watch. Nomad have both formal and casual looks available and something for everyone.

Wireless Charging – The set it and forget it charging options. Basically every mobile phone has wireless charging capability these days and Noma has a myriad of charging options available.

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Mara Girone Simple Sophistication is fashion with a meaning.

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T-shirts, hoodies and scarves are carefully embellished with traditional hand embroidery, edgy design and powerful words to support, inspire and uplift women in their journey through life.

I am originally from Italy. I am a passionate traveller and a dreamer, advocate for feminism, an artist, specialising in hand-embroidery. I am the host of the video show and podcast ‘Empowering Voices’. I have lived and worked across the globe from Italy to Mexico, Portugal to Greece and London and my inspiration comes from my experiences around the world and by the people I have met and their stories.

Established in 2018, Mara Girone Simple Sophistication is an “adventure of empowering hand-embroidery” – a collection of bespoke and ready to wear scarves, hoodies and t-shirts embellished with hand-embroidery and motivational words, designed to empower women and help them to face the world with strength, confidence and authenticity.

I strongly believe in the power of words beyond their value as a group of letters and sounds. Words have intention, intensity and cultural significance. These values can give us power when we carry them on our clothes as a reminder of our worthiness, strength and energy.
The unique, wearable art includes inspirational messages such as “Mindset Matters”, “Resilience” and “Unapologetically Me”.

The combination of hand embroidery and powerful and motivational words is unique to me. There are cases where the hand embroidery has been used in a similar way but the cost becomes very high, while for me it is important to offer luxury at an affordable price.
There is also a big difference with machine embroidery as the result is stiffer than with hand embroidery, it is quicker, that is true, but there are stitches that cannot be repeated by a machine.
The uniqueness of the final result makes a statement for itself.
There has been a resurgence in the popularity of hand-embroidery, which is great to see, however it is still commonly used for floral or graphic designs on hoopes, rather than the inspirational words I use.
The nature of hand-embroidery alone means that it is a more sustainable item, as wearers recognise that they are more precious because of the time and care that has gone into each garment. Add to that the fact that the raw materials are ethically sourced and where possible are recycled and 100% natural (the t-shirts are recycled fabric, the hoodies are organic cotton, and the scarves are 100% silk from my home country of Italy), and these products have very strong eco-friendly credentials. They are not disposable fashion, and so buyers are more likely to buy one of these pieces which will last years, rather than a 3-4 machine made pieces that will not last a season.
In fact, still today you can admire beautiful hand embroidery many centuries old in museums as it is a very durable and resistant form of art.
Finally, my items are designed to create inspiration for the wearer. We know the impact that words can have, both good and bad. We build words into our daily mindset routine – we say affirmations, gratitudes, and set intentions. By wearing one of these garments with messages such as ‘Be Brave. Be Kind. Be You.’; ‘Unapologetically Me’; or ‘Successfully Thriving’, the wearer is able to not only remind themselves of these inspirational words, but anyone who sees them.
I see enormous potential growth. So many consumers are waking up to the importance of slow fashion as we begin to fight this climate crisis, and recognising that clothes are a really visual, easy way to contribute positively. The more the consumers are looking for recycled fabrics, or clothing created using renewable energy, or items with low fashion miles, then the more businesses like mine will grow.

From a Mara Girone Simple Sophistication point of view, there is lots of evolution coming. We are looking at expanding over the borders of UK and Europe to explore further destinations; there is a collaboration coming that I am very excited about as it will create ties with my home town of Napoli, and my podcast ‘Empowering Voices’ is going through a restructure so that it can be an even more supportive tool for women.

You can check our products and discover more about the company, here:
Website: https://www.maragirone.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaraGironeSS
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maragirone

(C) Blake Ezra Photography Ltd. 2021

(C) Blake Ezra Photography Ltd. 2021

(C) Blake Ezra Photography Ltd. 2021

(C) Blake Ezra Photography Ltd. 2021

(C) Blake Ezra Photography Ltd. 2021

(C) Blake Ezra Photography Ltd. 2021

(C) Blake Ezra Photography Ltd. 2021

(C) Blake Ezra Photography Ltd. 2021

3 Winter recipes From An All Year favourite… Pamigiano Reggiano… the one and only… parmigianoreggiano.com

Parmigiano Reggiano Pull-Apart Garland

This gorgeous garland makes a spectacular centrepiece for special occasions.

Preparation 30 minutes, plus time for rising and proving

Cooking 20-25 minutes

Serves 8 (2 slices each)

INGREDIENTS

500g White bread flour, plus extra for sprinkling

1 tsp. Salt

1 tbsp. Caster sugar

1 Rounded tsp. easy-blend yeast

300ml Warm water

4 tbsp. Red pesto or sun-dried tomato paste

2 tbsp. Fresh rosemary, finely chopped

150g Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated

1 tbsp. Poppy seeds or sesame seeds

Parmigiano Reggiano shavings, rosemary sprigs

Olives, artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, to serve

METHOD

Tip the flour into a large bowl and stir in the salt, sugar and yeast. Pour in the water and mix with your hand, then bring the dough together.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead vigorously for 10 minutes. Transfer to a large lightly oiled bowl and cover with a clean cloth. Stand in a warm place and leave to rise until doubled in size – about 1 hour.

Knead the dough lightly for 1 minute, then roll it out on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle measuring approximately 50x30cm.

Spread the red pesto or sun-dried tomato paste over the dough, leaving a 2cm border along one long edge. Scatter the rosemary and Parmigiano Reggiano evenly over the surface. From the other long edge, roll the rectangle into a sausage-shape, pressing the long edge to seal it. Curl the roll around into a circle, sealing the ends together.

Lift the ring onto a large greased baking sheet, then cut 16 even slices with a sharp knife, without cutting right through, keeping the circular shape. Twist each slice so that the cut surface lies upwards. Sprinkle with poppy seeds or sesame seeds. Leave in a warm place for 30-40 minutes to rise.

6 Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 210°C/Fan 190°C/Gas Mark 7. Bake the garland for 20-25 minutes until risen and golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

Scatter the garland with shavings of Parmigiano Reggiano and sprigs of rosemary and serve with olives, artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil.

Cook’s tip: To make separate buns, cut through each slice completely and arrange on lightly greased baking sheets, cut side up, leaving them to rise as before.

Minestrone with Parmigiano Reggiano

This classic minestrone is delicious – and it’s SO easy to make! It’s packed with healthy vegetables, and the Parmigiano Reggiano adds a wonderful flavour and authenticity – and some valuable protein too.

Preparation: 20 minutes

Cooking: 50 minutes

Serves 4-6

INGREDIENTS

1 tbsp. Olive oil

1 Large onion, chopped

2 Garlic cloves, crushed

2 Carrots, chopped into small pieces

3 Celery sticks, thinly sliced

1/2 Medium swede, chopped into small cubes

50g Fine green beans, trimmed and sliced

1.5 Litres vegetable stock

410g Can borlotti, cannellini or haricot beans in water, drained

400g Can chopped tomatoes

2 tbsp. Tomato puree

1 tbsp. Dried mixed Italian herbs

Chunk of rind from Parmigiano Reggiano, for added flavour

80g Small pasta shapes

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated, to serve

METHOD

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, celery, swede and green beans. Fry gently over a medium-low heat for 5-8 minutes, stirring often.

Pour in the stock, then add the canned beans, tomatoes, tomato puree and dried herbs. Add the chunk of Parmigiano Reggiano rind – this will impart a delicious flavour to the soup. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 30-35 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.

Add the pasta to the saucepan. Stir well, then cook for 8-10 minutes, until the pasta is tender. Season, then serve, sprinkled with lots of Parmigiano Reggiano.

Cook’s tip: Always remember to make use of the flavourful rind from your chunk of Parmigiano Reggiano – especially good in soups and risottos.

Parmigiano Reggiano Nibbles

Perfect for entertaining, these three Parmigiano Reggiano nibbles are tasty and moreish.

Parmigiano Reggiano and Thyme Shortbread

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 12-15 minutes

Makes approximately 26

INGREDIENTS

120g Butter, at room temperature

180g Plain flour

Generous pinch of salt (sea salt flakes are good!)

90g Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated

1 tbsp. Fresh thyme, chopped

1 Egg yolk

METHOD

Preheat the oven to 180°C/Fan oven 160°C/Gas Mark 4. Line 2 baking sheets with non-stick baking parchment.

Beat the butter with a wooden spoon to soften it, then add the flour, salt, Parmigiano Reggiano, thyme and egg yolk. Work them in with a wooden spoon.

Gather the dough together and knead lightly for a few moments until smooth – though take care not to over-handle as you don’t want to warm the dough.

Roll out on a lightly floured surface to approximately 6-7mm thick and use a 5cm cutter to stamp out approximately 26 rounds. Arrange on the baking sheets, prick with a fork, and bake for 12-15 minutes until light golden brown. Cool on the trays, then transfer to an airtight tin to keep for up to 1 week.

Cook’s tip: Try using finely chopped rosemary instead of thyme.

Parmigiano Reggiano Puff Whirls

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 18-20 minutes

Makes 24

INGREDIENTS

1 x 320g Frozen puff pastry sheet, thawed

1 tbsp. Yeast extract (Marmite)

80g Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated

METHOD

Preheat the oven to 210°C/Fan oven 190°C/Gas Mark 7. Line 2 baking sheets with non-stick baking parchment.

Unroll the puff pastry sheet and thinly spread the yeast extract over the entire surface, right up to the edges. Sprinkle the Parmigiano Reggiano on top, then roll up the sheet tightly from one long side.

Use a sharp knife to slice the roll into 24 equal pieces and lay these flat on the baking sheets. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until cooked and golden brown. Cool, then serve.

Cook’s tip: Use green or red pesto or sun-dried tomato paste instead of yeast extract.

Parmigiano Reggiano Seeded Bites

Preparation time: 15 minutes, plus chilling

Makes approximately 16

INGREDIENTS

125g Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated

125g Low fat soft cheese

3-4 tbsp. Mixed seeds (sesame, poppy, linseed etc.) toasted

METHOD

In a mixing bowl, combine the Parmigiano Reggiano and soft cheese together, using a fork or wooden spoon. Chill for 10-15 minutes.

Form the mixture into roughly 16 small balls, then roll them in the toasted seeds. Keep covered and chilled until ready to serve.

Cook’s tip: Roll the balls in chopped herbs instead of seeds, for a change.

Disaronno and Korbel Prosecco Partner to Debut the “Italian Sparkler”

The Iconic Italian Liqueur and DOC Sparkling Wine Come Together As A Delicious Celebratory Cocktail

“Consumers are constantly looking for cocktail ideas that are easy to make and will add fun and excitement to their at home drinking occasions. The Italian Sparkler really delivers on all fronts.”
NEW YORK (PRWEB) OCTOBER 19, 2021

Disaronno, the world’s favorite Italian liqueur¹, and Korbel, America’s leading California sparkling wine, are proud to announce a new national partnership: the Italian Sparkler. Combining 1 ounce of Disaronno Originale liqueur and 3 ounces of Korbel Prosecco, the Italian Sparkler is a delicious bubbly cocktail that adds fun & flavor to any celebration.

The Italian Sparkler starts with a base of Disaronno Originale, bursting with warm flavors of nuts, caramel, and fruit, and extends those notes with the sparkling verve and crisp profile of Korbel Prosecco. This cocktail brings together a longstanding Italian liqueur icon with one of Italy’s leading sparkling wines, elevating the classic appeal of both Amaretto and Prosecco in a single glass. From brunch to aperitivo hour to a post-meal toast, the Italian Sparkler is recommended for any stylish occasion as well as everyday enjoyment.

“Disaronno is thrilled to partner with Korbel to bring the Italian Sparkler to life,” said Ignacio Llaneza, Vice President of Brand & Trade Marketing for Disaronno International USA. “Consumers are constantly looking for cocktail ideas that are easy to make and will add fun and excitement to their at home drinking occasions. The Italian Sparkler really delivers on all fronts.”

Disaronno Originale is the top selling Italian and leading amaretto liqueur in the world. While it has been commercialized for over a century it caters to a new generation of younger consumers with its vibrant “Endless Dolce Vita” Advertising campaign launched in 2020. At 28% ABV and with notes of caramel, vanilla, and bitter almonds, it is enjoyable to sip over ice as well as an ingredient in various cocktails.

Launched in late 2019, Korbel Prosecco extends the beloved Korbel sparkling wine brand to Italy’s Prosecco DOC, the country’s most famous white wine region. Made from 100% Glera grapes and produced using the Metodo Martinotti, Korbel Prosecco is fruit-forward, with a light, crisp body and tangy bubbles.

“Americans are drinking more sparkling wine than ever before while also heightening their at-home mixology skills. The simplicity of the Italian Sparkler, a 1 to 3 combination of Disaronno Originale and Korbel Prosecco, makes it an ideal cocktail for every consumer,” said Gary Heck, Owner and President of Korbel. “This partnership highlights the mixability of both brands while showcasing what makes each of them so special. Consumers will discover a new way to enjoy these classic beverages and deepen their appreciation of both.”

Both Disaronno Originale and Korbel Prosecco [or Korbel Brut] are available nationwide. The suggested retail price for Disaronno Originale is $27.99 and the suggested retail price of Korbel Prosecco is $14.99.

ITALIAN SPARKLER
THE FINEST ITALIAN COMBINATION FOR CELEBRATIONS

Italy’s iconic Disaronno Originale and Korbel Prosecco come together in the Italian
Sparkler, a contemporary and festive sipper for all celebratory moments that
represent “The Endless Dolce Vita” experience.
● This cocktail brings together a longstanding Italian liqueur icon with one of Italy’s
leading sparkling wines, elevating the classic appeal of both Amaretto and
Prosecco in a single glass.
● From brunch to aperitivo hour to a post-meal toast, the Italian Sparkler is
recommended for any stylish occasion as well as everyday enjoyment.
● Tasting Notes: The elegant Italian Sparkler starts with a base of Disaronno Originale,
bursting with warm flavors of nuts, caramel, and fruit, and extends those notes with
the sparkling verve and crisp profile of Korbel Prosecco. When tasting the cocktail,
expect to find the sweet and fruity character of the Amaretto on the palate mixed
with the refreshing and tangy bubbles of the Prosecco DOC.
Italian Sparkler
Ingredients:
● 1 oz Disaronno Originale
● 3 oz Korbel Prosecco
Directions: Add Disaronno Originale and Korbel Prosecco to a flute glass.

Note¹: source IWSR 2020 – International Wine & Spirit Research

DISARONNO®
Disaronno® is the world’s favorite Italian liqueur. Featuring an original taste and unmistakable aroma, Disaronno stands out on the world stage with distribution in more than 160 countries. The Disaronno bottle has a unique design and a cap, which lends elegance and modernity, embellished with a golden label that enhances its contemporary style. Disaronno is a pleasure to enjoy on the rocks as well as in its various mixed drinks, including the new Disaronno Fizz. Recognizable and versatile, it makes every cocktail one-of-a-kind.
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KORBEL®
Established in 1882 in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, Korbel Champagne Cellars produces the United States’ most popular méthode champenoise champagne. Now for the first time, Korbel has added Prosecco to its portfolio.

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For teens or those hard to buy for relatives and friends, look no further than an NFT or non-fungible token. An NFT is a piece of digital art which is sold and traded for a crypto-currency called Ethereum.

Popular NFTs are selling for hundreds of thousands of pounds and even millions, but the great news is, if you’re interested in digital art or dipping a toe into the cryptocurrency space – NFTs are a great way to start.

For teens this is a great way to introduce them to or further their interest in the blockchain world. It’s an ultra-modern, yet personal gift, which can ultimately make the recipient some money down the line.

A great one for teens is the first family-friendly NFT project, AlphaBetty Doodles, created by author Cheryl Griffin. Her ‘Betties’ are fun illustrations of her children’s book character AlphaBetty which can be bought for as little as £66, but which can be traded for profit or cherished forever as original, one-of-a-kind pieces of digital art.

Find out more at https://opensea.io/collection/alphabetty-doodles

Barry and Jason Games Celebrates 5th Anniversary
of Game Night In A Can with Special Edition

Los Angeles, CA – (Nov. 10, 2021) – The game that kicks the can out of any other family game night game celebrates its 5th Anniversary! Barry & Jason Games and Entertainment’s Game Night In A Can celebrates its 5th successful year with a special edition of the hit game.

Game Night In A Can – 5th Anniversary (MSRP $22.99 for ages 7+) is a brand-new shiny gold edition with all new magical art, gold, silver, and bronze medals, and 35 party-starting games of creativity and skill.

In this glorified version of the classic Game Night In A Can, Barry & Jason Games challenge families and friends to pop the top of this ultimate party game for an awesomely creative time for all ages and any number of players. Creative challenges include competitively flying paper airplanes, performing ghost stories about the room you’re in, creating brand new animal species for the last spot on Noah’s Ark, banking balls of paper off your partner’s face and many more all new activity challenges.

Jason Lautenschleger, the Jason of Barry & Jason Games, explained, “We wanted to do something special for game night fans and we were able to pack even more creative prompts and hilarious activities into this game. The 5th Anniversary Game Night In A Can is so versatile. It’s perfect for any occasion from adult dinner parties to tween sleepover birthdays to multi-generational big family reunions. We’re so pleased to have it in stock for consumers before the holidays.”

Game Night In A Can 5th Anniversary joins the company’s other award-winning, top-selling games that include Anchorman: The Game, Dr. Biscuits’ Radical Road Trip, and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Historical Trivia Travel Game, among others.

About Barry & Jason Games and Entertainment: Barry McLaughlin and Jason Lautenschleger, the toy inventors behind this party game, met on their first day of college 24 years ago, and have been collaborating ever since. After being contestants on 10 game shows between them (Jeopardy! for Jason, and a Showcase Showdown win on The Price is Right for Barry) they decided to host their own game nights, which quickly turned into their first party game Game Night in a Can. They followed that up with Toy Industry Association’s Toy of the Year Finalist Dr. Biscuits’ Radical Road Trip, a unique travel game.
Find more information at www.barryandjason.com and interact on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
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Christmas 2021 at the National Theatre

The National Theatre welcomes audiences this Christmas with a range of productions on the South Bank, in the West End and in Wembley, perfect Christmas gifts in the NT bookshop and gift subscriptions to the NT’s streaming service National Theatre at Home.

ON STAGE
In the West End, THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE, based on the novel by Neil Gaiman and adapted by Joel Horwood, plays at the Duke of York’s Theatre.

Returning to his childhood home, Alex finds himself standing beside the duck pond of the old Sussex farmhouse where he used to play. He’s transported to his eleventh birthday, when his dad was struggling to make ends meet and his friend Lettie claimed it wasn’t a pond, but an ocean… Plunged into a magical world, Alex and Lettie’s survival depends on their ability to reckon with dark, ancient forces that threaten to destroy everything around them.
Suitable for ages 12+
For tickets visit the NT website
In the Olivier Theatre from 4 December is HEX, a new musical based on Sleeping Beauty with book by Tanya Ronder, music by Jim Fortune and lyrics by Rufus Norris.

The true story of the bad fairy. Deep in the wood, a lonely fairy longs for someone to bless. When she is summoned to the palace to help the princess sleep, her dream turns into a nightmare and her blessing becomes a curse. Soon, she is plunged into a frantic, hundred-year quest to somehow make everything right. Rosalie Craig plays the fairy in this vividly original retelling of Sleeping Beauty: a mythic, big-hearted new musical that goes beyond the waking kiss.
Recommended for ages 8+
Half price tickets for under 18s
Returning to London by popular demand, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME plays a limited seven week run at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre.

The play tells the story of Christopher John Francis Boone, who is fifteen years old. He stands besides Mrs Shears’ dead dog, which has been speared with a garden fork. It is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in a book he is writing to solve the mystery of who killed Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain and is exceptional at maths, while everyday life presents some barriers. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a journey that upturns his world.
Curious Incident is the winner of seven Olivier Awards and five Tony Awards.
Suitable for ages 11yrs+
Tickets available from the NT website

OFF STAGE
NATIONAL THEATRE AT HOME
New productions are added each month to the National Theatre’s streaming platform, National Theatre at Home.
Some upcoming productions include Antony & Cleopatra with Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo; Hedda Gabler with Ruth Wilson and Sally Cookson’s production of Peter Pan. Recent additions to the platform include Kae Tempest’s Paradise with Lesley Sharp; Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls and James Graham’s political drama This House.
National Theatre at Home is available at ntathome.com, with single titles available from £5.99 – £8.99, a monthly subscription for £9.99 or a yearly subscription for £99.99.
Gift subscriptions are also available for anything between 1 and 12 months.
www.ntathome.com/
THE NT BOOKSHOP

Explore the NT Bookshop at the heart of the NT, overflowing with Christmas presents for theatre-lovers including books, play texts, decorations and gifts you won’t find anywhere else.
shop.nationaltheatre.org.uk
Donate a leaf to The Tree at the National Theatre

Have your name or the name of a loved one added to a leaf on The Tree, a new public installation which will be unveiled at the NT in January 2022 to raise vital funds for the theatre’s ambitious recovery post-pandemic.
Designed by winning theatre designer Rose Revitt and inspired by the wooden imprints visible in the concrete walls and pillars throughout the NT, The Tree is a vast collection of suspended leaves which celebrates the collective effort in keeping the theatre alive and will enliven our public spaces and welcome audiences back to the building.
National Theatre Together donors will have the opportunity to add a name to a leaf for £100 or more, enveloping the Lyttelton foyer in a warm, inviting canopy.
For more information and to donate a leaf, please visit www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/installation

The Gifts That Keep Giving Long After 25th December

Roccabox 3-Month Gift Subscription, £42.00, roccabox.co.uk
Roccabox 6-month Gift Subscription, £78.00, roccabox.co.uk
Roccabox 12-month Gift Subscription, £144.00, roccabox.co.uk

Roccabox subscription, will hands down be the best give you can give! They’ll get their first box within a week, and the next 2 boxes in the first week of the next 2 months. The perfect gift that keeps on giving, filled with five of the latest beauty buys every month! Roccabox, founded by Tia Roqaa, is the beauty expert approved box of luxury products delivered to your doorstep, every month. The monthly beauty boxes are handpicked by in-house beauty experts, and contain a variety of skincare, make-up, haircare and wellbeing discoveries, from premium and discovery brands. Roccabox Beauty Box

Scentaddict, available at scentaddict | The Fragrance Shop
3-Month Scentaddict Subscription: £36.00
6-month Scentaddict Subscription: £66
12-month Scentaddict Subscription: £120

Looking for a new membership for a gift that keeps on giving? Scentaddict by The Fragrance Shop allows the recipient to try a different scent every month through a travel-friendly atomiser, filled with a 30-day supply of your chosen scent. With over 500 fragrances to choose from.
• They can choose from over 500 fragrances every month.
• They’ll receive a FREE atomiser if they’re new to Scentaddict.
• 3, 6 or 12 month options available.
• Voucher to get £12 OFF a full size bottle.
• Starts from only £36!

MEAT! YOUR MAKER Launches Two New Grinders and a Foot Pedal Accessory to Further Accommodate All Processing Needs

COLUMBIA, MO., November 09, 2021 – MEAT! Your Maker, best known for its commercial-grade processing equipment sold direct for less, announces our release of both the .75 HP and 1 HP stainless steel meat grinders, as well as a Foot Pedal Switch, which is compatible with all MEAT! grinders.
Like all MEAT! products, both grinders and the Foot Pedal Switch are backed by the industry’s only LIFETIME WARRANTY*. In relation to MEAT!’s current lineup of elite grinders, these two newest additions are meant to fill in gaps in terms of both price point and output capabilities. Both are engineered to serve the various year-round processing needs of all hunters, anglers, butchers, and chefs.
.75 HP GRINDER (#12)
• Grinds 7 to 10 pounds of meat per minute
• Dishwasher-safe components for easy cleanup
• Includes 3 grinding plates/stuffing horns
• 9” x 13” tray allows for storage of plates and stuffing horns
• Compatible with MEAT! Foot Pedal Switch
• Carry Handle for easy handling
• MSRP: $449.99

1 HP GRINDER (#22)
• Grinds 11 to 14 pounds of meat per minute
• Dishwasher-safe components for easy cleanup
• Includes 3 grinding plates/stuffing horns
• 9” x 13” tray allows for storage of plates and stuffing horns
• Compatible with MEAT! Foot Pedal Switch
• Carry Handle for easy handling
• MSRP: $499.99

FOOT PEDAL SWITCH
• Compatible with all MEAT! grinders
• Allows for easy on/off and reverse functionality through use of just your foot
• Frees up hands to pile on meat in grinder tray for quicker, more-efficient processing
• MSRP: $29.99

MEAT! continues to position itself as the leader in both field-to-table product innovation and education. To support our lineup of commercial grade products, MEAT! also launched a series of web videos aimed at hunters, anglers, butchers, chefs and anyone else with a passion for turning noble beasts into hearty feasts. Videos include a Hawaii Axis deer hunt with Remi Warren and Ryan Bingham, as well as New Mexico elk hunt with YouTube personalities The Bearder Butchers. All videos are available on the MEAT! Your Maker YouTube channel, our social media accounts: @MadeWithMeat, and on the our website: MeatYourMaker.com.

MEAT! food processing equipment and products are designed and manufactured to meet professional standards and are available to both professionals and discerning consumers directly from the manufacturer. MEAT! equipment and products are made with the highest quality materials and are designed to be highly functional, ergonomic, attractive, and durable. MEAT! is committed to providing the necessary tools and education for processing meat, for the novice sportsman, to the experienced butcher. For more information about MEAT!, visit www.meatyourmaker.com.
*MEAT! Warranty: www.meatyourmaker.com/warranty-info.html

1 in 4 children could be in poverty by 2024/25 unless Executive acts, charities warn
• Spiralling cost of living, challenging labour market, weak social security system, and widening income gap set to drive a rise in child poverty, warn Save the Children NI and Child Poverty Action Group
• New report calls on the Executive to lift the two-child limit and introduce a £20 Child Payment to bring about a historic fall in child poverty in the next five years.
One in four children in Northern Ireland are set to be in poverty by 2024/25, according to new analysis published today (Thursday) by Save the Children Northern Ireland and Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG).

Families are facing a spiralling cost of living, a challenging labour market, a weakened social safety net, and a widening income gap, according to the new research.

Analysis in the “Brighter Futures” report shows that, while it was in place, the £20 increase to Universal Credit and Working Tax Credits prevented 11,000 children from being plunged into poverty, which contributed to a decrease in the rate of child poverty.

But with this support now cut, the charities are warning that child poverty in Northern Ireland is on course to rise to 25% over the next five years.

But the increase is not inevitable. The briefing paper calls on the Executive to:
• remove the two-child limit for Universal Credit and child tax credit;
• introduce a £20 Northern Irish Child Payment for children in families eligible for means-tested benefits.
Together, these measures would ensure that 38,000 fewer children are in poverty in 2024/25, reducing the child poverty rate to a historic low of 17%.

Peter Bryson, Head of Save the Children Northern Ireland, said:

“It’s unacceptable for any child to grow up in poverty. Preventing an increase in the child poverty rate must be the priority of every party in Northern Ireland.

“The shortfalls in our system are forcing families to make impossible choices between food and heating their homes. Even before the pandemic, we just weren’t doing enough to lift children out of poverty. And without action, the challenges that families are facing now will see more children growing up in poverty in the coming years.

“That’s just wrong. The Executive urgently needs to act if it wants to live up to its commitments in the Programme for Government to give children the best start in life.”

Alison Garnham, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, said:

“The prospect of a 25% child poverty rate in Northern Ireland is grim but our analysis shows the rise in child poverty can be stopped if we make good decisions for children now.

“The Universal Credit reforms announced in the Budget will help some low earners, but millions of struggling households will be no better off for the change. The priority must be removing the two-child limit and introducing a new child payment to support family budgets in the poorest households.

“We all want children in Northern Ireland to have a good start. That begins with ensuring every family has enough money to live on.”

GROWING UP TO BE A YOUTUBE INFLUENCER TOPS THE JOB LIST FOR CHILDREN
• Nearly half (43%) of children aged 5-7 year olds love pretending to have a grown up’s job during playtime
• A YouTube influencer, doctor and professional footballer are the most popular jobs which children want to do when they grow up
• 19% look up to their mum and dad as they want the job they have when they grow up
CHILDREN love to mimic the lives of adults and role-play their favourite jobs from film and TV, and new research has revealed what children want to be when they grow up with the big impact this has on their playtime.
A survey of 1,000 children aged 5-7 from dolls’ pram expert Play Like Mum, has revealed how much children are influenced by their senior role models, as nearly half (43%) like to pretend to have a grown up’s job in their playtime.
Counting down the days until they reach adulthood themselves, 41% say they are excited to grow up and start a new job, with only 11% admitting to feeling worried about the prospect.
The power of the influencer is still very much alive, as becoming a YouTube star was the most popular career choice amongst 5-7 year olds – which is unsurprising given social media is so influential amongst the younger generation.
Parents will be delighted to find out their children are keen to care and look after others, as being a doctor was next to appear on the list, followed by a professional footballer – which saw 18% of boys dreaming of being the next Marcus Rashford.
More than 1 in 10 children surveyed have revealed they want to become a vet when they grow up, which was identified as the most popular job for young girls (17%), while many dream of protecting their local community from crime, as a policeman / woman completed the top five.
Research also revealed the important influence that parents and grandparents have on their children and grandkids, as 19% aspire to be like their mum and dad when they grow up, while 4% look up to their grandparents and want to take on their role.
Andrew Coplestone, founder of the specialist dolls pram maker Play Like Mum, comments: “Role models do an incredible job to help inspire younger generations and teach them important skills and life lessons. Many children will act out and play like their role models when they are pushing our prams as the pram play helps to build their imagination skills, whether that be by looking up to their parents or grandparents to imitate, or by being inspired by their role models, including class teachers, professional football players, or even their favourite YouTube star.
“Role-play is a fantastic way for children to act out their favourite jobs, helping to enhance their social, communication and imagination skills through the magic of playtime. One day they will have to choose a career path for themselves, so it’s wonderful they can enjoy and experience this in their own way when they’re younger. That’s why our ethos at Play Like Mum is centred around creating imaginative ways for children to play as this is such an essential part of every child’s development.”
Laura Amies, Child Behavioural Expert, comments: “Children learn so much from their environment, from all they see, hear and experience. They are constantly growing and changing which means they naturally aspire to be like their older siblings, parents and especially their favourite TV personalities!
“Mimicking the behaviours displayed by others is a very natural part of a child’s development. If we consider that children will use the same language, actions and attitudes of those who they observe, it’s important to provide them with positive role models.
“Whilst the use of social media and YouTube seems to be increasing, we can balance this out by offering children more opportunities to partake in play. When we offer a child a toy such as a pram, we are promoting the use of their communication skills and increasing their knowledge and understanding of the real aspects of the world around them. They also have the chance to be compassionate and nurturing, which is a characteristic that we would all hope to find in those around us.”
Top 10 jobs kids want to do when they grow up:
1. YouTube star
2. Doctor
3. Footballer
4. Vet
5. Policeman / woman
6. Teacher
7. Performer
8. Fireman / woman
9. Hairdresser
10. Builder

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How to choose a gaming TV that’s perfect for your next-gen console
TV features like a 4K display, HDMI 2.1, reduced input lag of 8.5ms, and 120 frames per second refresh rate would have made little difference to your gaming experience when Super Mario Bros became a global obsession in the 1980s.
However, unlike those 16-bit cartridge consoles, next-generation gaming consoles like Sony’s Playstation®5 require a more feature-rich gaming TV with these capabilities to enhance all the action on screen and enable a seamless transition from movie to game modes for less lag and a more realistic gaming experience.
Here are some key features to look out for when searching for your next gaming TV.
Don’t let low frame rates ruin your game
For gamers, low frame rates not only create choppiness on screen but have also been shown to negatively affect first-person shooter gamers that rely on rapid, precise reactions.
When you’re shopping for your next gaming TV, pick one with a refresh rate of at least 120 frames per second, so you’ll have the advantage in shooting, sports, and high-performance games with near-instant on-screen action reactions.
Automatic game mode is a must-have
When buying a gaming TV, look for one that has an automatic gaming mode so that you don’t have to fiddle with the settings every time you connect your console. With this mode, TVs can seamlessly switch from movie to game mode, reducing input lag and allowing for smoother gameplay.
TVs with Auto HDR Tone Mapping enhance this capability by automatically selecting the best HDR settings when a console is detected and displaying more detail in high-contrast scenes. This allows gamers to see the most crucial details in the brightest and darkest parts of the screen.
Don’t lag behind the competition
It’s easy to think a TV that’s great for Netflix series binges and family movie nights should also be great for gaming, but the truth is that gaming TVs offer gaming-specific features that regular TVs do not, such as reduced input lag.
Gaming relies heavily on the milliseconds it takes for a controller button press to trigger an on-screen reaction, which is why choosing a TV with low latency input lag, like 8.5ms, can be a game-changer and will offer ultra-smooth gaming. After all, the last thing you want is high latency lag ruining your ability to react to enemies or obstacles, especially in sports and action games.
Invest in a future-proof gaming TV
More game producers are releasing 4K and 8K titles that offer a new level of performance, so getting a TV that’s compatible with next-generation consoles that can handle these graphics-intensive games is a good investment.
For even better in-game picture quality, choose a 4K TV with HDR. Images on these TVs have darker blacks, brighter whites, and more clearly defined details.
TVs are now perfect for gaming
Gamers are no longer limited solely to PC monitors when looking for high-end gaming screens. TVs like Sony’s perfect for Playstation®5 BRAVIA XR™ range offer gaming-specific features, like HDMI 2.1, a 4K high definition display, 120fps, and reduced input lag of 8.5ms – delivering an exceptional gaming experience with immersive picture and sound that puts gamers in the heart of all their favourite titles.

Good Times and Great Food Ahead this Summer with Megamaster’s Revolutionary Apex Series 6 Burner Gourmet Plus Patio Gas Braai

Celebrate variety this summer with the Apex Series 6 Burner Gourmet Plus Patio Gas Braai with Searing Side Burner. This latest innovation from one of the largest suppliers of lifestyle cooking and heating products in South Africa will release your inner foodie and enhance your braai experience. Equipped with six stainless steel burners and searing side burner, with a total heat output of 70 000 BTUs, you can use the Gourmet Plus Cooking System to sear, bake, smoke or sauté. The options are simply endless for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Cook anything, anyway, any time
As a revolutionary braai system, the Gourmet Plus Cooking System offers an all-in-one culinary experience, with four distinct cooking methods that you can use while your braai. It’s perfect for both the foodie and the braai enthusiast. In fact, anyone in your home who wants to quickly fire things up for a delicious breakfast off the braai, warm up that hearty stew from last night in the sauté pan or explore smoky flavours will enjoy what this new gas braai has to offer!
Importantly, the Gourmet Plus Cooking System and the grid are made of cast iron. Not only will this result in even heat and cooking long after the burners are switched off. It’s not just about breaking culinary barriers; it’s about investing in a product that offers a quality cooking experience and longevity.

Sear, sauté, or smoke your way into summer
The secret to celebrating variety is unlocked with the introduction of the Gourmet Plus Cooking System. Megamaster has innovatively created a compact system which only takes up half of your braai space, giving you the freedom to griddle or sear, sauté or fry, and even smoke. Now, you can experiment with any recipe, giving it that extra flavour dimension!

Experimental cooking

Simply use the griddle side of the pan, with its raised cast iron bars to create striking sear marks on hamburger patties, steak, fish, eggplant steaks, or anything you want to char.
For the health-conscious, any unwanted fat will drain away into the drip tray. Then, all you need to do is flip around the griddle side to the flat surface with its raised edge to prepare a delicious sauce, sauté your veggies or fry up a big family breakfast.

All the while, you’re also able to braai your meat on the other side of your grid, not forgetting that the powerful searing side burner is equipped with 15 000 BTUs to beautifully sear steaks and other ingredients.

For those who want to explore that smoky taste, there are countless ways to layer in different flavours into your smoke – and you always have the option to enjoy a long-smoked experience or a quicker smoke if you’re short on time.

With all this and more that you can experiment with, the 6 Burner Gourmet Plus Patio Gas Braai is a must-have this summer. It’s just what you would expect from Megamaster – the preeminent manufacturer of quality outdoor cooking and heating products.

Find your Apex Series 6 Burner Gourmet Plus Patio Gas Braai with Searing Side Burner at leading retailers nationwide and soon on the Megamaster website www.megamaster.co.za

Retail price is R14999.00

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Turning your time into you-time this Christmas
This Christmas give the gift of wellness with a voucher for the UK’s Best Retreat Spa, Ragdale Hall.
For more than 30-years Ragdale Hall Spa has been dedicated to turning your time into you time. With
six pools (including a Rooftop Infinity Pool, Candle Pool and Waterfall Pool), Thermal Spa, newly
refurbished fitness facilities, pampering treatments, and Twilight Bar, award-winning Ragdale Hall
Spa provides the ultimate staycation destination.
Ragdale Hall gift vouchers start from just £25, or why not treat your loved one to a spa day or a spa
break? With vouchers available for all packages, whether you’re looking for a stocking-filler or a
stand-out gift, there’s something to suit all tastes and pockets.
All vouchers are valid for a whole year and come beautifully packaged in a presentation pack with a
voucher wallet and brochure, ready to place under the Christmas tree.
Gift vouchers can be ordered online at www.ragdalehall.co.uk or by telephone on 01664
433030. E-Vouchers are also available.
For further information visit www.ragdalehall.co.uk or call 01664 433030.
In 2021 the spa year scooped top national awards, including: UK’s ‘Best Retreat Spa’ in the Good Spa
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‘Best Health Spa/Retreat’ in the Health & Wellbeing Awards 2021.

RHYTHM AND SNOOZE
SLEEP BETTER WITH THE THERAPEUTIC POWER OF SOUND VIA SOUNDASLEEP’S SPEAKER PILLOW AND APP

Whether you prefer relaxing to Spandau Ballet or Stravinsky, Harry Styles on Calm or Harry Potter on Audible, the soundasleep speaker pillow helps restless minds unwind and can make for the perfect gift for the sleep lover in your life this Christmas.

The high-tech speaker pillow is more than just a place to rest your head. It’s the perfect combination of sound system and luxury pillow and has benefits for all – for podcast listeners, music lovers, snorers, insomniacs, new parents and those into mindfulness and general wellbeing.
The last 18 months have been challenging for many, and amidst the stress and uncertainty, many more of us are experiencing sleep issues. A good night’s sleep is vital to both our physical health and sense of personal wellness which is why soundasleep was developed, so that users can improve mental wellbeing through better sleep and relaxation, all via the power of sound and technology.
No headphones are required with this innovative design as the undetectable built-in speaker plays sound directly from the pillow and won’t disturb anyone else in the room. Simply plug your phone into the adapter and the pillow will play your chosen sounds.
The luxury quilted microfibre cover with soft, springy hollowfibre fill will also aid sleep due to its plump, squishy nature, all whilst the soothing sounds of your choice gently ease you into a peaceful slumber.
You can also charge your device whilst connected to the smart pillow just in case you were worrying about running out of battery in the night!
Compatible with thousands of apps, soundasleep can play sounds from a variety of entertainment and learning apps including Spotify, BBC Sport, Audiobooks, Headspace and Apple Music.
The perfect gift this Christmas, the soundasleep pillow costs £30 and is available online at soundasleeppillow.co.uk/

Mini kegs
Description: Enjoy beer straight from a keg this Christmas with Theakston 5 litre mini kegs. You can choose from unpasteurised and cold-filtered Theakston Best Bitter or Theakston Old Peculier.
Cost: Theakston Best Bitter (£20), Theakston Old Peculier (£30), excluding delivery.
Theakston Best Bitter keg, Theakston Old Peculier

Theakston Peculier preserves
Description: The ideal accompaniment to your morning breakfast, Christmas dinner or cheese and biscuits. Choose from six different preserve flavours. Each is sold separately and includes: Apple, Peach and Apricot Chutney; Yorkshire Chutney, English Country Mustard; Orange Breakfast Conserve; Red Tomato and Chilli Jam and Red Onion Marmalade.
Cost: £4.50 per preserve, excluding delivery.

Socks
Description: Is it really Christmas if you don’t get given socks? This pack of three pairs of socks is perfect for any Theakston fan. Available in sizes 6-11, and presented in a uniquely designed gift box, these socks will be winners wherever they’re worn, whether that’s at Christmas parties, summer barbecues or down at the local…
Cost: £12, excluding delivery.
Peculier socks

Ground-breaking UK human trials bringing hope to paralysed

– Rugby community unites to support rollout of new therapies on anniversary of historic World Cup victory
– New spinal stimulation therapy has the potential to improve or even reveal function in damaged spinal cords
London 10/11/2021.
The lives of 60,000 people in the UK and more than 3 million worldwide who have been left paralysed by spinal cord injuries (SCI) could be about to benefit from a new treatment method which has the potential to deliver multiple health benefits.
A number of ongoing ‘neuromodulation’ pilots in the UK which employ electrical stimulation to ‘re-tune’ the spinal cord to receive signals from the brain have shown promising early results. These pilots use a spinal simulation technology which has already shown to improve movement, sensation and other critical functions in trials at home and abroad.
These neuromodulation pilots are funded by Spinal Research-the U.K.’s leading medical charity focused on the repair and restoration of the spinal cord. With fundraising severely disrupted by the pandemic, the charity is now looking to make up for lost time by raising £500,000 to build on the outcomes of these pilot projects. These funds will be used to prepare the UK for the application of this life changing technology into meaningful treatments.
Spinal Research’s Patron, former rugby international and current chairman of the British Lions Jason Leonard OBE, is now calling for a concerted fundraising drive from the rugby community to support this development and rollout.
Someone sustains a spinal cord injury every four hours in the UK. Despite recent rule changes, as a contact sport rugby still has a prevalence of such injuries. Unfortunately a high percentage of these are cervical (neck) injuries, which can lead to paralysis in all four limbs and a lifetime of complex health problems.
English rugby’s most capped player, Jason Leonard commented: “Every rugby player knows that they are putting themselves at risk of injury every time they cross that white line. As such there is always a risk of sustaining a spinal cord injury in a split second, and the consequences of paralysis are devastating for players, families and friends.”
“Spinal Research is funding ground-breaking pilot projects that have the potential to deliver meaningful treatments for those injured whilst playing rugby, as well as the wider SCI community. Sadly, like so many charities impacted financially recently, the biggest barrier to progress is funding.”
“That’s why I’m calling on the whole rugby community to come together as we celebrate the anniversary of England’s World Cup triumph in 2003. It was a pivotal occasion for rugby in the northern hemisphere-we can use that life changing moment as a launch pad to raise the funds needed to ensure these life changing treatments are brought to the clinic as quickly as possible.”
On 22nd November, Jason and Spinal Research will officially launch the Tackling Paralysis campaign – a two-year fundraising initiative for players and fans at all levels of amateur and professional rugby, running up to the 20th anniversary of England’s historic drop-goal victory over Australia.
Rugby clubs, players and supporters across the UK are urged to host a wide range of activities to raise funds for Spinal research and its trials. Fundraising ideas guidance and resources are available from the dedicated website.
Players of all abilities are especially encouraged to take part in the DropKickChallenge – sharing videos of their most eye-catching drop-goal attempts on social media alongside an optional donation, for the chance to be recognised and reshared by a professional rugby player or team.
Funds raised via Tackling Paralysis will go towards helping people like Max Levene to regain functions lost through a spinal cord injury. Aged just 17, Max was injured playing rugby at school when he was pulled down awkwardly in the last play of the game.
Max remembers “As soon as I hit the ground I knew what had happened. It was like the lights had been switched off from the chest down-no pain, just nothingness.”
“My life changed playing the game I still love- it can happen on any rugby pitch, at any age and at any level. I know the rugby community looks after their own. Tackling Paralysis is a great way for the close-knit rugby community to drive new treatments forward together.”

“Paralysis used to be known as a life sentence, but by supporting the development of new treatments, we can tackle that idea into touch for good,” commented Max.

Thanks to the efforts of its supporters, Spinal Research is currently funding a portfolio of 20 research projects, crucially eight of which are now being trialled in humans. The focus is to restore hand and arm function, improve incontinence and reduce debilitating nerve pain. Improvements in any of these areas will have a huge impact on everyday independence, spontaneity and quality-of-life for people living with paralysis.

Harvey Sihota, Chief Executive of Spinal Research, said: “Every four hours, someone in the UK is paralysed. Despite the fact that the field is chronically underfunded, scientists around the world have made remarkable progress in understanding the spinal cord and what it will take to restore it after injury.”
“We are determined to see these discoveries transferred to the wider community, transforming the lives of paralysed people, but we need funding to keep our pipeline of projects on track.”
“Rugby players past and present recognise the real threat and devastation of paralysis. As such, we would especially love to have their support in meeting our fundraising goals.”
To find out more about Spinal Research’s Tackling Paralysis campaign, or to get involved, visit spinal-research.org/rugby

Pairs with both the 4.3L and 4.8L iconic Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, the all-in-one Bread Baking Bowl and Bowl Lid brings simplicity to the process by allowing you to easily mix, knead, proof and bake. In the oven, the lid traps the steam, while the durable ceramic bowl retains and delivers even heat throughout the baking process, giving the bread a crispy crust and thorough bake.

RRP £149 from kitchenaid.co.uk

B-hyve XR Smart Sprinkler Timer (starting at $149)
• Newest and most advanced indoor/outdoor sprinkler timer.
• 2020 CES Innovation award winning product features forward-thinking wireless technology that paves the way for the future of the smart yard.
• Built with powerful tech that touts a 900 MHz radio, extending the reach of the signal to all corners of the yard – it is able to penetrate physical barriers like valve boxes, and more.
• Supports 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz bands, creating a seamless set-up experience and eliminating complicated router configurations for even those with the most basic tech knowledge.

Orbit B-hyve XD Hose Watering Timer
• Connects to any hose faucet and makes it smart.
• Users can manage everything from potted plants and container gardens to pet water bowls and even entire lawns.
• Options range from using Smart WeatherSense technology that adjusts based on weather predictions and environmental characteristics to your own basic manual timing schedules.
• Through Bluetooth, users can pair Android and iOS devices directly with the timer (WiFi connection is available by adding the B-hyve Hub). If any connection issues occur, the XD Hose Faucet Timer stores the program and will continue to run as scheduled.
o Whether you’re in the garage, the comfort of your bed, at work, or halfway around the world, you can monitor and control your watering as if you were right next to the timer.
• Users can create multiple watering zones by connecting additional XD Hose Faucet Timers; the timers also network together to boost the signal strength — additionally – the XD Hose Faucet Timer is available in two-port and four-port devices, enabling users to water multiple stations from one location.

Orbit B-hyve Flood Sensor
• This flood sensor offers immediate alert detection of any leaks, flooding or even frozen pipes through your phone or an audible alarm.
• The device is extremely versatile: with a compact design and ability to connect to the B-hyve smartphone app, the sensor fits in those otherwise hard to reach spaces and delivers notifications to your phone the moment something is wrong in your home.
• The sensors can even integrate with the B-hyve line of products and can be programmed to turn off outdoor watering activities if they detect any sign of flooding.

RUGBY LEGENDS VISIT DUNGANNON RFC TO CELEBRATE THE RETURN OF GRASSROOTS SPORT

• New Vodafone initiative to boost digital capabilities and raise much-needed funds for community rugby clubs comes to Dungannon.
• Local rugby stars Stephen Ferris, Tyrone Howe, and Gill Bourke to attend Vodafone’s Lions Legacy Tour at Dungannon RFC on Saturday 27 November.
• The Tour is part of Vodafone’s Lions Legacy programme to support the return of grassroots rugby through the provision of technology and digital skills workshops and resources.
• The event will offer a day of entertainment, education and fundraising and champion the club’s first female Chair of Rugby, Cheryl Wilson, and her dedication to progressing female rugby in the local community.
• Cheryl, Tyrone Howe, and Gill Bourke will appear as special guests on a live recording of renowned rugby podcast The Good, The Bad & The Rugby filmed at the club on the day.

10 November 2021, London: On Saturday 27 November, Dungannon RFC will be joined by two British & Irish Lions legends – Dungannon RFC’s former flanker, Stephen Ferris and winger, Tyrone Howe – as well as current Irish rugby union player Gill Bourke and former England players, Mike Tindall, James Haskell and TV presenter Alex Payne, for the second leg of the Vodafone Lions Legacy Tour.

Dungannon RFC is one of four clubs – including Westbury RFC, Aberdare RFC and Bannockburn RFC – selected for the tour, an initiative dedicated to supporting grassroots rugby clubs in the UK and Ireland. Dungannon was chosen for its commitment to growth and championing women’s rugby.

Vodafone, as the lead partner for the 2021 British & Irish Lions Tour to South Africa, is visiting each club to host a fun-filled day of sport, including scheduled matches, pitch-side games and entertainment. The tour aims to raise awareness of the positive impact grassroots rugby has on the local community and help raise much-needed funds for the clubs, following the many challenges faced during the pandemic.

Vodafone’s Lions Legacy programme will also provide technology solutions, including video camera equipment and MacBooks to support training and matchday analysis, as well as the creation of social media content. Dungannon RFC will also receive a new till system to help it run more efficiently and other digital learning tools to help it become more financially sustainable.

On the day itself, a selection of Dungannon RFC members will be invited to attend digital workshops led by the team behind The Good, The Bad & The Rugby podcast. This will include a session with James Haskell on social media and one on how to celebrate, market and commercialise the club’s 150 Year Anniversary (due to take place in 2023), led by businessman and sports presenter, Alex Payne.

Dungannon RFC’s first female Club Chairperson of Rugby, Cheryl Wilson said “Our club is in the heart of the Dungannon community, which like to so many, has depleted following the global pandemic. The visit by Vodafone’s Lions Legacy Tour is exactly what our members need to feel re-energised and re-commited to our club’s future and will give us the knowledge and tools to make change happen. We’re so excited to welcome our guests to the club and bring the wider community back together again with something exciting”.

Vodafone Consumer Director, Max Taylor said “We’re really pleased to be using our partnership with The British & Irish Lions to to support the community clubs that spot, nurture and develop the Lions players of tomorrow. Our trip to Northern Ireland is a special one, as Dungannon RFC was once home to some of the nation’s greatest Lions players”.

James, Mike and Alex of The Good, The Bad & The Rugby podcast will take part in the day’s events to help raise awareness of the community spirit and importance of grassroots rugby. They will finish the day by hosting a live podcast recording of The Good, The Bad & The Rugby, inside the Dungannon RFC clubhouse, guest starring Tyrone Howe, Gill Bourke and Club Chairperson of Rugby, Cheryl Wilson.

To further support grassroots rugby, Vodafone is developing a resource for all community clubs across the UK and Ireland available via V-Hub, a platform to help small businesses develop their digital capabilities following the Covid-19 pandemic. Available from Spring 2022, the toolkit will offer essential tips and guidance and help clubs develop new skills and expertise in digital marketing and social media.

Vodafone’s Lions Legacy Tour is free to attend from 9am on Saturday 27 November, with the live podcast followed by a live music act available to ticket holders only. For more information on the event please visit Dungannon RFC social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

For teens or those hard to buy for relatives and friends, look no further than an NFT or non-fungible token. An NFT is a piece of digital art which is sold and traded for a crypto-currency called Ethereum.

Popular NFTs are selling for hundreds of thousands of pounds and even millions, but the great news is, if you’re interested in digital art or dipping a toe into the cryptocurrency space – NFTs are a great way to start.

For teens this is a great way to introduce them to or further their interest in the blockchain world. It’s an ultra-modern, yet personal gift, which can ultimately make the recipient some money down the line.

A great one for teens is the first family-friendly NFT project, AlphaBetty Doodles, created by author Cheryl Griffin. Her ‘Betties’ are fun illustrations of her children’s book character AlphaBetty which can be bought for as little as £66, but which can be traded for profit or cherished forever as original, one-of-a-kind pieces of digital art.

Find out more at https://opensea.io/collection/alphabetty-doodles

The Sustainable Candle Co. Products of exquisite quality whilst being sympathetic to the environment and socially conscious souls. 🙂🙂🙂 sustainablecandleco.co.uk

The Sustainable Candle Co.

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At the SCC they love candles but hate waste. With that in mind, they set out to create products of exquisite quality whilst being sympathetic to the environment and socially conscious souls

* Their wax is a vegan friendly soy blend that is sustainable. All candles are hand poured in Yorkshire

* Their perfume grade oils are sourced from Grasse, France and are paraben and silicone free and are also vegan friendly.

* Their jars are all vegan friendly and our packaging is recycled and recyclable including the stunning ribbons they gift wrap their candle boxes with which are made from recycled PET

* They have a tree planting scheme

Some of scents available:

Cranberry, Orange & Cinnamon
Frankincense & Myrhh
Winter Spruce
Gingerbread

Prices start at £27 – £60

Deliveroo have launched a box of charity Christmas crackers that will help to feed people in need this Christmas, could be the perfect giving gift idea!

• Last Christmas, it was reported that 1.3m families relied on food parcels over the festive period.
• Deliveroo has launched a special range of charity crackers called ‘Crackers Cracking Hunger’, to help provide meals for people in need this Christmas (and beyond)
• Each box of six crackers costs £10 and contains brand new Christmas jokes written from Britain’s Got Talent comedian, Kojo Anim, along with a Christmas hat and a Thank You message
• Every box sold will provide 50 meals for a household in need this Christmas, the equivalent of a weeks’ worth of food
• 100% of funds raised will be donated to FareShare and The Felix Project.
• Crackers are available to purchase via the Deliveroo app from 29th November, customers should search ‘Crackers Cracking Hunger’ in the app to find a store near them. *Subject to geographical location.
• Crackers are 100% recyclable and made in England

Santa’s Drone Is Coming To Town
The World’s First Flying Santa Drone Has Landed

The most wonderful time of the year just got a little more magical with the new easy-to-operate Thumbs Up Flying Santa Drone. Christmas has come early with this year’s must-have addition. Straight from Lap Land to your home this drone comes with its very own reindeers.

The flying drone will sprinkle festive cheer and provide endless fun. A truly unique invention to become the world first flying Santa drone with reindeers. Naughty or nice you can fly Santa and his reindeer past children’s windows on Christmas Eve to their wonder and delight. Fly around the room at the office to make people check twice.
A fantastic gift for tech lovers, kids, mums, dads and friends. The fully rechargeable drone will make this Christmas extra special.

The drone has four-propellers for swift and rapid manoeuvrability, providing hours of entertainment for parents and kids this Christmas. Believe in Christmas and pop the Flying Santa Drone on the list and you’ll be guaranteed to raise a few festive cheers.

Spec:
• Depth: 9 CM
• Height: 24 CM
• Width: 19 CM
• Flying Santa
• Transmitter
• Reindeer accessories X4
• Spare rotors
• Charging cable
• Full instructions included.
The Thumbs Up Remote-Control Flying Santa Drone costs £39.99 from Very.com

DOUBLE-JABBED: COMBAT SPORTS NETWORKS FITE AND FIGHTZONE SIGN PARTNERSHIPS WITH SCREACH TO DRIVE CONSUMER SALES
• Two leading combat sports streaming networks, FITE and Fightzone, have selected the Screach platform to deliver their content to commercial venues in more than 150 countries
• New York-based FITE, which has over five million registered users globally, has streamed more than 5000 live sport and entertainment events over the past five years
• UK-based Fightzone is dedicated to boxing, and delivers multiple streams of live, broadcast-quality coverage simultaneously to fans around the world
• Partnership with Screach gives both networks instant access to large venue audiences to build brand awareness, drive additional consumer sales as well as deliver incremental revenue from commercial subscribers
London, 11th November 2021 – Two premier combat sports networks, FITE and Fightzone, have chosen the Screach streaming platform to deliver their content – both live and on demand – to commercial venues in more than 150 countries.

Launched five years ago in the US, FITE has grown quickly to become a dominant global player in the streaming of combat sports and entertainment. With over five million registered users worldwide, it has shown more than 5,000 live events including fights featuring boxing legends Floyd Mayweather, Tyson Fury and Manny Pacquaio as well as YouTube stars KSI, Logan Paul and Jake Paul.

FITE was acquired in April by TrillerNet, the $250M-a-year parent company of the social media video-sharing app Triller, and its strategic partnership with Screach marks a significant milestone in FITE’s global expansion into the enterprise space that will expose its consumer proposition to a global audience.

Likewise the deal struck between Screach and Fightzone, the worldwide streaming service dedicated to boxing, which launched in April 2021 and gives fans instant access to live boxing for a simple monthly fee.

Powered by an unprecedented coming together of some of the boxing world’s leading promoters, Fightzone shows live bouts featuring the best British and international boxers as well a host of on-demand highlights and behind-the-scenes access to fighters.

Both networks now have access to potentially vast new audiences through Screach, a cloud-based streaming platform built exclusively for commercial venues such as bars, restaurants and cafes.

Developed by the UK tech firm Screenreach, Screach works via a smart TV app and is already available in 157 countries. The platform aggregates live sports content from around the world and delivers it to venues’ existing TVs in HD, with no need for a satellite or cable TV connection.

For broadcasters and rights holders, Screach offers an instant and frictionless route to a large audience of fans at a crucial time – while they’re out enjoying themselves with friends. Exposure in enterprise venues is a powerful way to drive fan engagement, promote the brand’s consumer offering and earn additional revenue, both from PPV events and ongoing commercial subscriptions sold through Screach.

The Screach platform also comes with advertising capability, which enables venues to turn their TV screens into an advertising platform they can use to boost sales and generate incremental advertising revenue to offset the cost of a subscription to their chosen content.

Ben Halabi, SVP International Development at FITE, commented: “FITE has built a worldwide platform that gives fight fans unmatched access to Premium Live Events in boxing, MMA and wrestling.

“As the leading global distributor of combat sports content, we show the biggest bouts and the biggest marquee events. We are on a mission to revolutionise the worlds of sport and entertainment – and a key part of that is finding powerful new ways for fans to see and enjoy our content.

“That’s why we’ve partnered with Screach; its proven technology will bring us closer to millions of fans in more than 150 countries, allowing them to share the excitement of watching live events together in their local bar, and giving us access to the large but underserved enterprise market.”

Jim McMunn, General Manager, Fightzone, commented: “Our strategic partnership with Screach is a major milestone in the development of the Fightzone brand. It instantly gives us two things; frictionless access to enterprise venues to generate revenue from commercial subscription sales, as well as huge exposure that will help us build our consumer subscriber base too.”

Robert Rawlinson, CEO of Screenreach, commented: “FITE and Fightzone are already bringing the thrill of live sport to millions of fight fans via their direct-to-consumer offerings, so the move into the enterprise space with Screach is a logical next step for both networks.

“Our platform gives them the ability to sell subscriptions quickly and easily to millions of enterprise venues around the world, but it also offers a potentially bigger prize – the chance to engage with huge additional audiences and promote their consumer offering to countless thousands of new fans.

“FITE and Fightzone are just the kind of dynamic, forward-thinking rights holders Screach likes to partner with. We’re delighted to be helping them accelerate their growth and empowering more venues to show the content they and their customers want.”

Just in Time for the Holidays: 20 Festive Failures to Curb Your Appetite for Yuletide Perfection

Newark, NJ, Nov. 11, 2021 — Lofty expectations of Norman Rockwell-worthy celebrations inevitably lead to letdowns. After all, when was the last time your holidays truly lived up to all the hype? Here to help you put your quest for holiday perfection in perspective is Miserable Holiday Stories (20 Festive Failures That Are Worse Than Yours) from humorist Alex Bernstein.

“It’s never too early to be miserable for the holidays,” Bernstein joked during a recent interview. “Misery is compelling. It’s what everybody relates to. You can look at this book and go, ‘thank God that’s not me!’”

Miserable Holiday Stories is a collection of quirky tales that feature Jewish Elvis impersonators, a kidnapped Santa Claus, confused parents, horrific holiday traffic, unbreakable toys and the ever-heroic Bicycle Boys.

Providing the yin to the Hallmark Channel’s yang, Miserable Holiday Stories delivers hefty doses of seasonal satire presented in the form of 20 short stories you can read while the babka is baking or anytime you need a respite from manufactured holiday merriment.

Tales include:
• “Blue Christmas”
• “Coloring Books”
• “The Unbreakable Toy”
• “The Smoking Lounge”
• “Brownie Mix” (A Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award finalist)
• “The #$@!# Bicycle Boys Save Christmas, Again!” (Also released as a single on Amazon)
• And many more!

Sure, Christmas and Hanukkah are supposed to be full of laughter, generosity and quality time with friends and family. But everyone knows the truth: the holidays are stressful at best and downright depressing at worst. Miserable Holiday Stories offers tongue-in-cheek escapism in the form of offbeat, thought-provoking tales, that just might prompt you to appreciate something about your own holiday experiences.

About the Author
Alex Bernstein is the award-winning author of the Miserable series of books (Miserable Adventure Stories, Miserable Holiday Stories, Miserable Love Stories) and Plrknib. His work has appeared at McSweeney’s, NewPopLit, The Big Jewel, The American Bystander, Yankee Pot Roast, Swink, Litro, Back Hair Advocate, Corvus, BluePrintReview, Hobo Pancakes, Gi60, The Rumpus, The Legendary, MonkeyBicycle and PopImage, among numerous others.

He is a staff writer on the new Discovery Kids cartoon The Dog & Pony Show. An occasional stand-up comic, Bernstein performed extensively in his youth and frequently over the past several years. His book Plrknib is a memoir about being the youngest comedian in Cincinnati in 1980.

For more information, please visit http://www.alexbernstein.net, or follow the author on Facebook (AlexBernstein_author), Twitter alexbernstein_author) or Instagram (alexbernstein_author).

Miserable Holiday Stories (20 Festive Failures That Are Worse Than Yours)
Publisher: Racehorse (a division of Skyhorse Publishing)
ISBN-10: ‎1631585819
ISBN-13: ‎978-1631585814
Available from Amazon.com, BN.com and numerous other online retailers

Cosy-up this Christmas with our personalised matching pyjamas for the whole family

Sheffield, November 2021 – Make it extra special this Christmas with Ruby and the Rainbow’s range of matching personalised Christmas pyjamas for the whole family. Inspired by what has become a tradition for many, Ruby and the Rainbow’s matching pyjamas are truly unique.

Founder, Kristina Rutherford, explains the inspiration behind the designs – “I want our customers to be able to select a design for their matching Christmas pyjamas that truly represents their family. Families come in all shapes and sizes, and I want our designs to reflect that unique quality. I carried the character choices which feature on the matching pyjamas through to the rest of the range, allowing customers to select their favourite polar bear.”

Ruby and the Rainbow’s matching Christmas pyjamas are its most popular seasonal product and are available in sizes from baby to grandad, allowing the whole family to get involved in this recent trend. Customers can choose a selection of 9 polar bear characters, to represent their own family, and text of their choice, making these personalised pyjamas truly unique. As all our clothing our Christmas pyjamas are printed with vegan, non-toxic, water-based ink, making our garments safe for little ones’ skin and kind to the environment.

Steph Sturgeon said “We ordered personalised Christmas pyjamas for my husband and I, and our toddler. They are great quality and a lovely fit. The designs are cute and you can personalise them however you want. They definitely got us into the Christmas spirit.

The wider collection also features these cute polar bear designs:
– Personalised ‘My First Christmas’ baby grow
– Personalised baby and toddler Christmas jumpers
– Personalised baby and toddler pyjamas
– Personalised baby and toddler Christmas tops

As with our matching pyjamas, each item in our Christmas collection can be personalised with a choice of our cute polar bears and text of the customer’s choice.

The Ruby and the Rainbow Christmas Range, from £16, is available from the Ruby and the Rainbow online store from 5thNovember. Shop before the 10th of December to get guaranteed delivery before Christmas day in the UK. The matching family Christmas pyjamas can be found here: Matching Family Christmas Pyjamas. To see the full Christmas collection visit: www.rubyandtherainbow.co.uk

SEA OTTERS KEY TO REDUCING CO2
SEA LIFE BIRMINGHAM HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPORTANCE OF MARINE ANIMALS IN FIGHTING CLIMATE CHANGE

As the world’s leaders continue to discuss ongoing actions to fight climate change at the COP26 conference, SEA LIFE Birmingham has shared vital information of the importance marine life has with regards to the future of our planet.

Specifically, the UK’s first ever sea otters, Ozzy and Ola who are true heroes in the fight against climate change. The cuddly pair made the news earlier in the year for their psychic powers of prediction at EURO 2020 and now SEA LIFE Birmingham are highlighting just how important sea otters, like Ozzy and Ola, are in helping to fight climate change!

Sea otters are a keystone species, meaning that they’re critical to the survival of the other species in the ecosystem. Known as keepers of the kelp forest sea otters feed on sea urchins, keeping the invertebrate’s population low which enables kelp forests to thrive.

Thriving kelp forests along with marine vegetation absorb an estimated 20 times more carbon dioxide per acre than forests on land, making them an extremely powerful force in mitigating the effects of climate change. Without sea otters, urchin populations would explode and subsequently, take over and eat entire kelp forests.

The biggest threats to the sea otter’s population is pollution, mainly from oil which filters into the sea which significantly impacts the fluffy creature’s ability to keep warm in the icy water. Their lack of blubber, like other marine animals, means they rely on their unique coat, if this is dirty and oil logged, they cannot stay warm resulting in a severely decreased chance of survival.

To avoid incidents like this, our continued reliance on fossil fuels needs to change in order to maintain the number of sea otters and other keystone species throughout our oceans.

SEA LIFE works tirelessly in these conservation efforts. In the case of SEA LIFE Birmingham’s Ozzy and Ola, the pair had been found injured in the wild to the extent they were unable to be returned to their natural habitat.

The duo is the perfect example of human impact on marine life, demonstrating the need to reduce CO2 emissions, increase safer fishing protocols and limit plastic pollution in our oceans.

Jonny Rudd, Curator at SEA LIFE Birmingham, said: “At SEA LIFE, we are so proud of the conservation efforts carried out across our oceans to combat climate change. On a much smaller scale, we are delighted to home the UK’s first ever sea otters, Ola and Ozzy, who help us educate audiences on these issues.

“Sea otters, just like other marine creatures, are vital in the fight against climate change and therefore it is so important we do more to raise awareness of these concerns. If we look after sea otters they will look after the kelp forests which in turn reduce the carbon in out atmosphere.

Ozzy and Ola are such a joy to have at SEA LIFE Birmingham and we love seeing so many happy faces visiting them day in day out – it’s horrendous to think of the damaging impact human life is having on these beautiful creatures.”

To visit Ozzy and Ola at SEA LIFE Birmingham and to learn more about SEA LIFE’s ongoing conservation efforts, please visit the SEA LIFE website here: https://www.visitsealife.com/

SCHOOLBOY RECREATES BELOVED LOCAL CINEMA INSIDE HIS FAVOURITE VIDEO GAME
A movie-loving 8-year-old boy from Reading has recreated his local cinema by using his favourite video game Minecraft.
Talented William Morgan, began building Showcase Cinema de Lux Reading during lockdown because he missed making regular film trips with his family. After toiling away on the complex digital build for weeks, the talented gamer has finally put the last brick in place.
Incredible images of William’s brilliant creation present Showcase Cinema de Lux Reading in all its glory, with incredible detail throughout.
The extraordinary digital build includes the full exterior of the cinema and a series of interior designs, including the concession stand and one of the 14 cinema screens at the Reading location.
William completed the build using Minecraft on his Nintendo Switch, which allows users to use blocks to build structures inside a virtual 3D world.
His unique creation caught the eye of the bosses at Showcase Cinemas, who invited William and his family to a movie of their choice as their guests, as a thank you for paying homage to Showcase Cinema de Lux Reading.
William’s father, Tim Morgan, said: “William really missed going to the cinema during lockdown, so decided to focus on the next best thing – building the cinema himself! He is absolutely over the moon that Showcase love his creation as much as we do. We had a great time visiting recently and can’t wait to be back again soon!”
Mark Barlow, UK General Manager for Showcase Cinemas, said: “We’re thrilled to see William’s incredible recreation of our Reading cinema. His digital version of the cinema is extremely close to real life and William has shown a huge amount of talent to pull it off.
“When William began building, the cinema was closed due to the national lockdown, but we are delighted to now be back fully open. We have been in touch with William and his family to thank them for the incredible tribute to our Reading cinema and were delighted to welcome them as our guests, with William able to enjoy his digital masterpiece in real life.”
To visit Showcase Cinema de Lux Reading, head to the website and book your tickets now: https://www.showcasecinemas.co.uk/showtimes/showcase-cinema-de-lux-reading

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HELP A LOCAL HERO BRING A COMPLETE CHRISTMAS HOME

• Nationwide search for six local heroes to win a complete Christmas is launched by wilko
• Winners will receive £3K of christmas goodies, including decorations, gifts, cookware and all of the little winning essentials a family needs when decking the halls and enjoying the festive season
• Home and garden retailer is asking the nation to nominate locals who have done something good for their area to receive this cracking Christmas prize
• Nominees could be anything from frontline workers to unpaid carers, community volunteers to emergency service operators
• Charity partners Alzheimer’s Society, Save the Children and Teenage Cancer Trust will join judging panel and three of the winners will reflect the amazing community work of these organisations

Home and garden retailer wilko is launching a nationwide search for six deserving individuals to win their entire Christmas, including presents, for free, as a thank you for their hard work throughout the unsettled period of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The six winners of the business’ Bring Home Christmas competition will each receive a tailored prize package worth £3,000, complete with everything from decorations to dinnerware, pressies to pet toys, giftwrap to Christmas day goodies and all of the essentials in-between that are needed for a successful festive celebration. They’ll even receive a whole host of festive food and even £500 worth of wilko gift vouchers for anything else on their family’s Christmas lists this year.

All of the items will be delivered and wilko’s team of festive helpers will even install all of the decorations.

In particular, the retailer is keen for the winners to reflect the work of its Together for Families charity programme partners – and three of the six winners will be selected by these good causes, comprising Alzheimer’s Society, Save the Children and Teenage Cancer Trust.

To enter, simply send a short email to wilkopo@wearebrazenpr.com, listing why someone in your area or life deserves an extra special Christmas. Please also include:

• The person’s name, age and location
• Whether the amazing work they undertook was paid or unpaid
• If they’re related in any way, contribute to or directly benefit from the services provided a wilko charity partner Alzheimer’s Society, Save the Children or Teenage Cancer Trust
• And anything else that made them a standout figure throughout the pandemic

When it comes to reasons for the nomination, It could be that the person worked tirelessly as an unpaid carer for a family member with dementia, dished up and provided school dinners for low income families, remained positive in the face of adversity on a cancer ward – or anything else that made a real impact for local communities, a family or even one person in real need. Whatever the good work, be it professional or voluntary, front line or from home, wilko wants to hear about it.

Jerome Saint-Marc, CEO at wilko, comments: “We’re so excited to work alongside our Together for Families charity partners to get started on spreading some festive cheer for six hardworking people who went above and beyond to be helpful during the pandemic, which has touched everyone’s lives but particularly impacted upon those whose working or personal lives were already incredibly challenging.

“We can’t wait to bring Christmas home for our winners, helping them to tick off every festive job they have as well as delivering a few little surprises. We fully expect to hear inspiring and heartwarming stories from communities nationwide and I’m sure whittling the entries down to six incredible individuals will be a hard task; myself and our partners at Alzheimer’s Society, Save the Children and Teenage Cancer Trust can’t wait to start reading the nation’s nominations.”

wilko’s Bring Christmas Home competitions runs from 8th November 2021 until 21st November 2021; please visit www.wilko.com/bring-christmas-home for a full list of competition terms and conditions.

For more information on wilko’s Christmas products or to shop online, please visit wilko.com.

About wilko’s Together for Families programme

Together for Families was established by wilko in 2018 to support households across the UK when they need it most and to tackle some of the key social issues often faced by hard-working families in their everyday lives.

Through the partnership, wilko team members have taken part in a range of fun fundraising activities, from dressing up and sponsored walks to bake-offs and body waxing. Together with customer support, over £2million has been raised. The charities and their work, which wilko will reflect via three of its Bring Christmas Home winners, comprise:

• Alzheimer’s Society; Christmas can be a challenging and isolating time for people affected by dementia and the charity often sees an increased demand for its services after people notice changes in loved ones over the festive period. All year round, Alzheimer’s provides confidential support, help and advice to those affected by dementia
• Save the Children work to unite families and schools, ensuring the UK’s poorest children get the help they need to learn, play and thrive. When they’re safe, well and happy, children see the wonder in everything, their imagination and spirit is what makes Christmas so magical. Save the Children is working to support families so that even more children are able to see the magic this Christmas, because all children deserve the best start in life
• Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to ensuring no young person faces cancer alone by providing specialist nursing support. This Christmas, teenage cancer trust will be there for young people with things that can’t be gift-wrapped. Things like expert care and reassurance from our nurses; time for young people to talk through worries with our amazing Youth Support Coordinators; or the sense of community when we bring young people with cancer together.

To learn more about the shared activity and individual Christmas campaigns of wilko’s Together for Families charity partners, Alzheimers Society, Save The Children and Teenage Cancer Trust, please click here.

Book and Online Course Teach Veterans How to Market Their Value and Secure Their Futures

San Francisco, CA, November 12, 2021 — After nearly a decade as an Air Force aviator, Graciela Tiscareño-Sato is now a marketing professional and entrepreneur who knows first-hand the military-to-civilian transition chaos that all service members must navigate as they become veterans. Her groundbreaking new book, B.R.A.N.D. Before Your Resumé, and companion online course deliver a solution that is described by Tiscareño-Sato as “counterculture to the institutionalized, ineffective, outdated way the DoD and DoL ‘prepare’ people to exit the service via the Transition Assistance Program.”

B.R.A.N.D. Before Your Resumé readers will complete the “extracting product attributes” exercise, see nearly 30 examples of great branding created by veterans Tiscareño-Sato has personally coached, and learn how to write their own AUTHENTIC personal branding to influence their intended target audience. Tiscareño-Sato teaches readers a repeatable marketing messaging process that will be useful for years to come.

Asked about the book’s title, Tiscareño-Sato said, “I created the B.R.A.N.D. acronym to emphasize that military veterans must first Become Relevant, Authentic, Noticeable and Differentiated, instead of writing resumés that nobody will read. We are professionals with diverse, transferable skills earned during our military service. We must, however, first intrigue potential employers and networking partners with our distinctive value.”

The book has already reached No. 1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases in the Military Family category, and the Military Writers Society of America recognized B.R.A.N.D. Before Your Resumé with a 2021 Silver Medal.

If you’re a veteran or transitioning service member who has difficulty communicating the distinctive leadership experiences and achievements earned on active duty, Tiscareño-Sato’s guidebook and online course can equip you with the skills you need to demonstrate your worth, secure those job interviews, and achieve post-military success.

Author Graciela Tiscareño-Sato is an Air Force veteran, award-winning author and bilingual public speaker who has coached over 5,000 veterans, service members and professionals with live and virtual Authentic Personal Branding workshops. She is a highly decorated USAF aviator and was a 2014 White House Champion of Change honoree, which recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations whose extraordinary accomplishments positively affect communities. She completed her Air Force ROTC Aerospace Studies and her degree in Environmental Design/Architecture from U.C. Berkeley as a scholarship cadet. During Operation Southern Watch, she became the first Latina Air Force aviator to earn an Air Medal for combat air operations.

Tiscareño-Sato has won numerous literary awards for three prior publications, including a bilingual children’s book series inspired by her decade of military aviation service. Good Night Captain Mama/Buenas Noches Capitán Mamá and Captain Mama’s Surprise/La Sorpresa de Capitán Mamá are the first-ever bilingual children’s books about women flying airplanes in our nation’s military. She has been featured by NPR, USA Today, the NBC News website, CNN en Español, Univision and Telemundo.

For more information, please visit www.gracefullyglobal.com/commerce/?page_id=971, or connect with the author on Instagram (graciela.tiscarenosato) and LinkedIn.

B.R.A.N.D. Before Your Resumé: Your Marketing Guide for Veterans & Military Service Members Entering Civilian Life.
Publisher: Gracefully Global Group
Hardcover Release Date: November 11, 2021
ISBN: 978-0-9973090-7-2
Available now in paperback (ISBN-13: 978-0997309065) and Kindle (ISBN: 978-0997309067) formats from Amazon.com

RUGBY FIGURES URGE FANS TO GET VACCINATED AND VENTILATE INDOOR SPACES


· Rugby Football Union and referee Wayne Barnes back COVID-19 vaccination and actions to reduce risk of spreading virus
· New film to be shown at Twickenham stadium to 80,000 fans during England v Australia match today
· Eligible people urged to get booster jab as soon as possible to top up protection ahead of winter
Rugby figures are urging people to get vaccinated and take action, including ventilating indoors spaces, to cut COVID-19 transmission in a new film which will be shown to rugby fans at one of the most anticipated games of the Autumn Nations Series today (Saturday November 13).
The Rugby Football Union and English international rugby union referee Wayne Barnes have come together to remind sport fans to get the vaccine and to let fresh air in when socialising indoors and watching the rugby games in the series throughout November.
In a film being shown to 80,000 fans at Twickenham Stadium for the men’s England v Australia game, rugby fans are seen socialising at a pub as rugby pundits give ‘real-time’ commentary on their actions, specifically those that could spread COVID-19 in an indoor environment.
Refereeing the fans, Wayne Barnes whistle stops ‘play’ as a fan is pulled up for his ‘infraction’ as he attempts to close the window in the pub and then forgets to wear a mask in his taxi as he goes home.
The film informs viewers that opening a window when socialising indoors will help reduce the chances of catching COVID-19, as well reminding them of the importance of vaccination, testing regularly using lateral flow tests, and wearing a face covering in enclosed spaces.
This follows the launch of the government campaign to ‘STOP COVID-19 HANGING AROUND’, aimed at increasing understanding on how to reduce COVID-19 levels indoors by opening a window for just 10 minutes every hour when socialising with others.
Wayne Barnes, English international rugby union referee and barrister, said:
“It’s great to have been asked to support this campaign. Covid-19 had a big impact on rugby, both at a community and elite level and I know everyone really did miss coming together to watch and play. The RFU worked hard to get rugby back up and running in England, like the other home unions have done, and we want everyone to enjoy the game again safely.

“We have all had to adapt but it’s been great to see sports fans being able to socialise and watch games across the country together. We had the first capacity crowd back at Twickenham for 609 days to see England play Tonga last weekend and are expecting the same again for England v Australia on Saturday.
“This couldn’t have been done without the collective effort of everyone remembering the COVID-19 safety measures. As people continue to come together during the Autumn Nations Series I’d remind fans are as safe as they can possibly be and follow the guidance.”
Health and Social Care Secretary, Sajid Javid said:
“It is fantastic to have rugby fans coming together to enjoy the Autumn series – whether that’s at Twickenham, the pub or watching at home.
“Having rugby referee legend Wayne Barnes championing the vital importance of getting your vaccine and the simple safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 delivers a crucial message ahead of the winter months.
“I urge everyone who is eligible to get their booster vaccine as soon as possible to maintain the protection the vaccines give us all as we spend more time indoors with our loved ones this winter.”
The film will be released and played at the men’s England v Australia game today and the England v South Africa game on 20th November.
Whilst the life-saving vaccines remain our best defence against COVID-19 – giving us over 90% protection against hospitalisation from the virus – people can still catch COVID-19 even if they have been double vaccinated.
With one in three people with COVID-19 showing no symptoms, it is easy to pass it onto others without knowing. With fewer restrictions in place this winter, the action of letting fresh air into indoor spaces is even more important for everyone to keep COVID-19 cases down.
Vaccines give high levels of protection but immunity reduces over time, particularly for older adults and at-risk groups, so it is vital that vulnerable people come forward to get their COVID-19 booster vaccine to top-up their defences and protect themselves this winter.

The latest evidence from SAGE shows that protection against symptomatic disease falls from 65%, up to three months after the second dose, to 45% six months after the second dose for the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, and from 90% to 65% for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. Protection against hospitalisation falls from 95% to 75% for Oxford/AstraZeneca and 99% to 90% for Pfizer/BioNTech.
Although the vaccine effectiveness against severe disease remains high, a small change can generate a major shift in hospital admissions. For example, a change from 95% to 90% protection against hospitalisation would lead to doubling of admissions in those vaccinated.
The booster programme is designed to top up this waning immunity. Early results from Pfizer show that a booster following a primary schedule of the same vaccine restores protection back up to 95.6% against symptomatic infection.
The campaign comes research revealing that only around a third of people (29%) are currently ventilating their home when they have visitors over and only 3% of those surveyed continued to ventilate their homes for a period after their guests left.
As well as opening windows for a few minutes every hour to dilute virus particles, other simple actions the public can take to reduce the spread of COVID-19 include wearing a face covering over the mouth and nose in busy indoor spaces, such as public transport or shops. In addition, the government advises everyone to get their booster vaccination when eligible and continue to get tested with a rapid lateral flow device, even if they don’t feel ill, if they are planning to mix with others indoors, or visit someone vulnerable.
Testing is the quickest and easiest way to find out if someone has the virus, even if they show no symptoms.
Visit gov.uk/coronavirus for more information.

Osmo Math Wizard 5

Osmo’s curriculum-based Math Wizard series is launching a fifth title, called Fantastic Food Truck , where kids learn geometry through cooking with shapes.The fresh, hands-on content helps build first and second grade math skills through magical, adventure-driven games set in a fantasy world, empowering kids to exercise creativity and imagination.

Imagery: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10yyi0c2dd9GyuBfqfKiIF3ZZ_r6Lf3t0?usp=sharing
AUD$99.99

Morphée
The key to a restful night’s sleep has arrived on Australian shores with Morphée and My Little Morphée. These stylish, non-digital bedside table accessories combine meditations sessions and soundscapes to allow users to fall asleep quickly and sleep deeply. The products were designed by a team of sleep experts and have taken the world by storm with over 200,000 units sold across 12 different countries.

Imagery: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11kagkLK0CAMQTef7CvoZA9n3GYzmm2aK?usp=sharing
AUD$149.00

Satechi:
Satechi was one of the first consumer electronics brands to design & carry Type-C products and has since become a leader within the industry. Today, Satechi manufactures and delivers sleek accessories to people worldwide. Their standout products include:

1. Trio Wireless Charging Pad – AUD$199 / $199 NZD
2. Aluminium Monitor Stand Hub for iMac – AUD$139 / $169 NZD
3. Aluminium USB Headphone Stand Hub – AUD$89 / $89 NZD
4. USB-C Slim Multiport Adapter v2 – AUD$109 / $109
5. 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand – AUD$99 / $119 NZD
6. 108W Multiport Desktop Charger – AUD$139/ $149 NZD
Nanoleaf:
Leaders in smart lighting, Nanoleaf have made noise with the release of various lighting solutions through the form of panels, bulbs, and strips that are suitable for any aesthetic. Available across a wide selection of retailers in Australia, the brand consists of:

1. Nanoleaf Elements – AUD$429
2. Nanoleaf Essentials A19 Smart Bulb – AUD$39
3. Nanoleaf Essentials 2M Lightstrip – AUD$99
4. Nanoleaf Shapes (Mini Triangles, Triangles, Hexagons) – from AUD$189 to AUD$349
5. Nanoleaf Lines – from AUD$349
Twelve South:
Popular for their home office range, Twelve South has quite literally become a household name during the pandemic with their selection of sleek and elegantly designed accessories including laptop stands, hubs, chargers, and cases. Their standout products include:

1. Twelve South Curve – AUD$89.99 / NZD$99.99
2. Twelve South Forte for iPhone – AUD$64.99
3. Twelve South StayGo Mini – AUD$89.99
4. Twelve South PowerPic – AUD$99.95
5. Twelve South HoverBar Duo – AUD$139.95 / NZD$159.99
6. Twelve South ActionSleeve – AUD$64.95

Tado:
tado° is an energy-efficient solution that allows you to control the climate in your home. No hassle or high costs means that you can focus on the more important things in life. For those with a more energy conscious attitude or those on a budget, the Smart AC Control V3+ is the must have device during the warmer months.
1. Tado Smart AC Control V3+ – AUD$179 / NZD$189.99
Thronmax:
Leading manufacturers of professional audio equipment, Thronmax has quickly become a renowned brand amongst influential groups such as streamers, musicians, and podcasters. Introducing microphones suitable for any level of expertise, their core range includes:

1. Thronmax Mdrill One Pro USB Microphone – AUD$179 / NZD$199.99
2. Thronmax Mdrill Zero Microphone – AUD$129 / NZD$149.99
3. Thronmax Pulse USB Microphone – AUD$89 / NZD$99.99

GoCube:
GoCube is a smart app-enabled Rubik’s cube that connects to your phone/tablet and tracks your moves in real time. Finally, everyone CAN do the cube! Learn together how to solve it in a fun and interactive way, play games and battle online with other cubers around the world. GoCube is the perfect STEM toy, it is educational and fun and adds tons of value to screen time! GoCube is the perfect gift and an amazing brain-teaser gadget for all ages and capabilities.

1. GoCube Smart Rubik’s Cube – AUD$129 / NZD$149
2. Rubik’s Connected Cube – AUD$99
Bonelk:
Bonelk has developed and combined the latest technologies to create some of the most efficient and elegant desktop accessories. Their range of hubs is something to praise in particular, as it helps to solve connection issues posed by laptop releases over the last decade.

1. Bonelk 14-in-1 Multiport Desktop Hub – AUD$199
2. Bonelk 9-in-1 Multiport Desktop Hub – AUD$169

Neitiv enters the beer market with UK’s first range of Coconut Flower Beer

Neitiv has launched the UK’s first Coconut Flower Beer. With an exciting and unique tasting flavour, the new range of premium British lager uses nutritious coconut flower drops as a key ingredient. Entirely vegan, sustainably produced in the UK and with low-calorie content, the beer is the first of its kind.

In the UK, only 17% of women drink beer in comparison to 53% of men, according to The Gender Pint Gap. Neitiv is on a mission to smash negative gender stereotypes and empower all people to enjoy beer without negative consequences.

The range includes three types of lager; Ninkasi (sweet with a rich coconut finish), Menquet (bright and light with a hint of hops) and Dea Latis (crisp and soft with a mild hoppy finish). With the ABV ranging from 1.5% – 4% and calories as low as 24/100ml calories per beverage, the range has a beer for every taste.

Highly nutritional and rich in antioxidants, the coconut flower drops contain more than 20 minerals and are high in protein and amino acids, as well as having a low glycemic index and calorie content.

Vaani VetriKo, Co-Founder of Neitiv comments; “As a woman from Malaysia, growing up I learnt that drinking beer was frowned upon and something I wasn’t able to enjoy. Neitiv was created to empower all people to enjoy great tasting beer. As part of this, we’re supporting projects such as All Yours Period Poverty as we want to enable people in all areas of their lives. We have exciting plans for the future with new product launches and support for more projects that help to empower all people.”

The lager range is available to buy at https://neitiv.uk/ in packs of eight (RRP £34.40), or a Discovery Pack which includes one of each variant, a Coconut Shell Candle and a Coconut Shell Cup (RRP £22.30).

Anthony Joshua stars in Love Hemp’s first national media campaign
Leading British CBD wellness brand Love Hemp is today launching its first national UK media campaign.

British boxing legend Anthony Joshua, who is an investor and ambassador for the award-winning brand, stars in the advert. https://vimeo.com/645303309
The 30-second advert shows the two-time Heavyweight Boxing World Champion and Olympic gold medallist working out in the gym and encouraging everyone to face life’s daily challenges with positivity before revealing that he invested in Love Hemp.
Joshua will also appear in the brand’s outdoor poster campaign running alongside the TV advert, supporting the company’s vision to enable people to feel more focused, calm and free.
The campaign will educate people about the benefits of CBD, build brand awareness for Love Hemp and drive consumers into Holland & Barrett and Boots stores through digital out-of-home advertising located in city centres and shopping malls.
The £500,000 four-week nationwide campaign will run on television (including ITV, Sky and Channel 4), national broadcaster video on-demand platforms, in-print and in multiple outdoor advertising formats from November 15th.
Anthony Joshua said: “As an investor in the company, I am delighted to help Love Hemp increase awareness of its premium CBD products and the positive impact they have on wellbeing.”
Tony Calamita, Love Hemp co-founder and CEO, said: “This is a huge moment for Love Hemp and our aspirations to become a global brand.
“We are excited to launch our first mainstream national media campaign and to have our investor and ambassador Anthony Joshua playing a central part in the activity.
“We see partnerships with strong role models such as Anthony Joshua, coupled with powerful marketing, as a key part of our growth strategy.
“Ever since Tom and I started the business six years ago, from a bedroom in Croydon to our own in-house production facility, we have wanted to educate and inform people about the many benefits of CBD for their optimal health and wellness.
“We have four pillars that make us unique in the sector – authenticity, innovation, quality and education. Our customers buy from us because they trust our brand and our values.”
“Our aim now is to be the global leader for CBD wellness products, providing holistic solutions to relieve anxiety and stress, manage pain and reduce poor-quality sleep.”
www.lovehemp.com

About Love Hemp
Love Hemp is the UK’s leading CBD brand. The London-based company was launched in 2015 by childhood friends Tony Calamita, a former personal trainer with a passion for health and wellness, and Tom Rowlands after Tom found that CBD helped his father to better manage his cancer experience.
The entrepreneurs spotted a gap in the market for a high quality, trusted CBD brand – they were one of the first British CBD companies to conduct third-party testing on all their products – and decided to create their own with all production done in-house.
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.
In June 2021, Love Hemp signed a five-year Global Partnership with the UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organisation, further demonstrating the ambition for growth.
Love Hemp also partnered this year with Togetherall, an online mental health and wellbeing support service, to offer free access to the platform during the Pandemic, responding to the increase in people suffering from stress and anxiety.

Dreaming of a Wild Christmas

This festive season The Wildlife Trusts are offering a gorgeous range of gifts and wildlife-themed goodies for those looking to make greener choices this Christmas. A page of inspiring ideas can be found here. Buyers of beaver jumpers, animal themed tee shirts and birdfeeders will support The Wildlife Trusts’ work to help nature recover across the UK.

The Wildlife Trusts’ marketing officer, Abbie Hargreaves, says:
“Christmas isn’t Christmas without a festive beaver jumper! Over recent years beavers have been the ‘comeback kids’ of the natural world, with successful releases taking place at Wildlife Trust nature reserves across the UK. These success stories give us hope that nature can recover, and The Wildlife Trusts are working hard to ensure it does.
“Funds raised by these wildlife gifts will help us towards our ambitious 30 by 30 goal – restoring and protecting 30% of UK land and seas for nature by 2030. The struggles of the last few years have renewed our connection to the natural world, and we hope this will lead to greener choices this Christmas.”
Christmas star buys:
• Our Christmas beaver jumper can be worn all winter long, and is printed on 100% organic cotton using renewable energy. The Wildlife Trusts have been at the forefront of bringing back this charismatic creature that’s brilliant at restoring wetlands.
• Beautiful animal tee shirt designs featuring puffin, otter, owls and insects, made from 100% organic materials using renewable energy.
• Feed the birds all year long with bird food and stylish feeders from conservation award-winnning Vine House Farm.
• Adopt an animal – whether you have a thing for owls or are crazy about otters, there is an adoption available for you! Money raised goes to helping important conservation work. Special gift box presentations featuring a certificate and soft toy are also available for some species.
• Give the gift of a wilder world through Wildlife Trust virtual gift cards. Every purchase helps to protect and restore our precious wildlife – a gift nature-lovers will adore.
• Membership package or donations to local Trusts support projects and wildlife close to home and start from as little as £3 a month with family and children’s membership options available.

A range of gifts from individual Wildlife Trusts are also available online, such as plastic-free homeware, children’s toys, lunchboxes and flasks, jewellery and accessories. For the garden, there are wildflower seeds, bird boxes and attractive bird feeders. All sales directly support the work of local Trusts caring for wild spaces and the creatures that live there. These include:

• Wiltshire Wildlife Trust supplies beautiful kits for children such as the make-your-own 3D animals set, learn to stitch set, and make your own cardboard bugs set, as well as soft toys and Christmas cards. They also offer some rather stylish bamboo socks, and a lavender scented wellbeing gift set to make the season both stylish and serene!
• Suffolk Wildlife Trust has teamed up with Beadstorm designs and local artists to supply beautiful silver pendant jewellery and laser-cut wooden decorations as well as earrings and necklaces.
• Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s online store includes a wide selection of wildlife homes and feeders, a plastic-free range along with sustainably sourced homeware, kitchenware and children’s games. Gorgeous nature-themed gift boxes to inspire are packed with ideas and items to help people make small changes in their lives.
• Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has a beautiful range of bird feeders, books, games, locally made candles and beauty products such as hand creams and scrubs as well as jewellery. Collect your own box of grass-fed beef from cows grazed on Derbyshire’s nature reserves.
• Worcestershire Wildlife Trust has created a gorgeous range of virtual gifts including a carpet of bluebells, a home for dormice or flowers for the bees. You can also adopt an otter, dormouse or barn owl. Some beautiful wildlife-themed homeware is also available, including tea towels, mugs and tote bags.
• Herefordshire Wildlife Trust’s online store includes a selection of beautiful books and handmade soaps, as well reusable crackers to start Christmas for many years to come.
• The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales offer soft toys made of recycled materials, as well as the Wildlife Trust calendars which are produced using eco-friendly processes and materials.
• Send e-Christmas cards this year via Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Christmas gifts can be viewed at www.wildlifetrusts.org/christmas-gifts

HAPPY LINEN COMPANY LAUNCH WEIGHTED BLANKET COLLECTION FOR KIDS
• Children’s bedding specialist unveils new weighted blanket collection for children aged over 3
• Blankets designed to decrease stress and anxiety to make bedtime a dream for kids, parents, and grandparents alike
HAPPY LINEN COMPANY is launching a brand-new weighted blanket collection, designed to help alleviate children’s stress and anxiety, to promote better sleep.
Continuing the brand’s mission to make bedtime a dream for children, parents, and grandparents alike, the weighted blankets have been developed to encourage relaxation and improve sleep quality for little ones.
Featuring some of the most beloved characters and designs from the children’s bedding specialist, the blankets weigh 2.3kg and are suitable for children over 3 years of age.

The blankets’ stitched pockets evenly distribute a non-toxic, glass bead filling to create a consistent, therapeutic pressure across the body, to mimic the feeling of a comforting hug.
With reversible designs, little ones can enjoy two patterns for the price of one with Happy Linen Company’s weighted blankets, whilst parents will enjoy the ease of the blankets’ removable and washable covers.
This new weighted blanket collection is the latest venture from Happy Linen Company, following its recent launch of a children’s pyjama collection, joining the brand’s expansive children’s bedding and bedroom accessories ranges. .
These new products are available exclusively online with a £10 off introductory offer, for a limited time only.
To ensure safe use, blanket weight should be a maximum of 10% of the child’s body weight.
DAISY DINOSAUR WEIGHTED BLANKET – RRP £45.00, NOW £35.00
Bright, colourful, and cute, the Daisy Dinosaur design is perfect for little ones who want to inject fun into their bedrooms whilst also enjoying the comforting benefits of a weighted blanket. The removable cover means you can conveniently wash the cover, if it gets mucky, as and when you need. With a reversible striped pattern, kids can switch up their bedroom interior with ease.

WOODLAND FRIENDS WEIGHTED BLANKET – RRP £45.00, NOW £35.00
Little ones with a love for the outdoors will adore the Woodland Friends weighted blanket. Complete with sweet illustrations of everyone’s favourite creatures from the forest, this comforting blanket has 8 inner ties to ensure secure fastening. What’s more, the reversible navy and ochre coloured designs can be alternated between to suit a child’s changing style!

DINKY DINOSAUR WEIGHTED BLANKET – RRP £45.00, NOW £35.00
Children can relax and ease night-time anxiety with the Dinky Dinosaur weighted blanket, perfect for any little ones with a budding passion for the prehistoric. The non-toxic glass beads, featured in all Happy Linen Company’s weighted blankets, will provide calming pressure across your child’s body, recreating the feeling of a soothing hug.

CASTLE UNICORN WEIGHTED BLANKET – RRP £45.00, NOW £35.00
Encourage sweet dreams of lands far away and happy ever afters with the Castle Unicorn weighted blanket. Featuring mythical unicorns, sweet princesses, and beautiful castles, this weighted blanket will add magic to any room and help your child reduce feelings of stress or anxiety. Also featuring a cute reversible confetti design, this weighted blanket is a great gift for children struggling to sleep.

SLEEPY PANDA WEIGHTED BLANKET – RRP £45.00, NOW £35.00
If there’s any animal that knows how to kick back and relax, it’s the panda, and this blanket will help your kids do the same. Suitable for children over 3 years of age, the Sleepy Panda weighted blanket will help ease feelings of stress or anxiety amongst little ones whilst also delighting them with its cute design!

DINO-SNORE DINOSAUR WEIGHTED BLANKET – RRP £45.00, NOW £35.00
Whether your child is keen to learn about the Jurassic period or they simply love bright colours and fun designs, the Dino-snore weighted blanket is a must have gift to give. With non-toxic glass beads evenly distributed across the blanket, which mimic the feeling of a hug, this blanket is not only educational but comforting too.

Hamper Perfection this Christmas… VIRGINIA HAYWARD …the hamper company (www.virginiahayward.com)

With 100+ festive gifts to choose from (ranging from £12.50 up to an extravagant £1,000), you’re bound to find the perfect gift this Christmas, no matter what your budget!
With product inclusions spanning across a range of treats – from chocolate, biscuits, cheese, and booze, as well as catering to various diets, intolerances and allergies (including gluten-free, alcohol-free, and vegan) – there are plenty of choices to caters to all tastes!

Here are Virginia Hayward’s top picks:
BELOW: Night Before Christmas (£22.50), Christmas in a Box (£32.50), Alcohol Free Treats (£43.50), Magic of Christmas (£65), Snowflake (£175), Celebration (£750)

More information on these picks can be viewed here: https://www.virginiahayward.com/hamperblog/christmas-wonderland

Plentiful pantry:

We tried the Plentiful pantry hamper (£50) which is the perfect Christmas pantry filler! Featuring a plentiful selection of all the tins needed to keep the cupboards stocked over the festive period including soup, chopped tomatoes, tinned fruit, and hot dogs. There are also plenty of jars including those all-important condiments such as mint sauce, marmalade, strawberry jam and cranberry sauce for the turkey!
Once the cupboards are stocked with the essentials, your recipient can then work their way through some classic sweet and savoury treats – the hamper is also jostling with biscuits, chocolates, and other lovely treats including sweets, cake, mince pies and a Christmas pudding. Not only is this hamper crammed full of cupboard essentials, but also many traditionally festive goodies to bring Christmas cheer to any home.

All Christmas hampers can be viewed here: https://www.virginiahayward.com/christmas-hampers

Night Before Christmas

Christmas In A Box

Alcohol Free Treats

Magic Of Christmas

Snowflake

Celebration


– Mango Mimosa. Made with female-founded and sustainable rum, Montanya, and Rhum Damoiseau’s real fruit Mango and Passion Fruit Arrangé from the island of Guadeloupe. Both rums are blended with mango purée for a cocktail that packs a punch – the perfect way to greet your guests and kick off your evening in unforgettable style.
– Twinkle. Combine the not-for-profit Haitian rum clairin, Saint Benevolence, with elderflower cordial before topping with Champagne for a cocktail that can happily be sipped all night long.
– Espresso Martini. Made with Compañero’s Extra Anejo rum – which boasts rich and intense chocolate notes – combined with espresso and a sugar syrup, for a truly irresistible cocktail.
– Pineapple Spritz. A fantastic combination of Montanya’s Platino rum, which features notes of cardamom and vanilla, paired beautifully with Rhum Damoiseau’s Pineapple Arrangé. This cocktail is fresh, fun and finished with tonic for a refreshing offering to keep the party in full swing!

Mango Mimosa
25ml Montanya Oro
25ml Mango Puree
12.5ml Rhum Damoiseau Mango & Passion Fruit Arrangé
Top Prosecco
Combine both the Montanya Oro and Rhum Damoiseau Mango & Passion Fruit Arrangé together with the mango puree. Serve in a chilled champagne flute and top with prosecco.

Twinkle
60ml Saint Benevolence
25ml Elderflower Cordial
Top Champagne
Measure the Saint Benevolence and elderflower cordial into a Champagne coupe glass, stir together and top with Champagne.

Espresso Martini
50ml Compañero Extra Anejo
25ml Espresso
15ml Sugar Syrup
Combine Compañero Extra Anejo with the cooled espresso and sugar syrup. Serve in a chilled martini glass and garnish with coffee beans.
(Simple Syrup: Bring sugar and water to a boil at a ratio of 1:1)

Pineapple Spritz
25ml Montanya Platino
25ml Rhum Damoiseau Pineapple Arrangé
Top with Tonic
Measure Montanya Platino and Rhum Damoiseau Pineapple Arrangé into a long glass over ice, top with tonic and garnish with pineapple

A new 100% wholefood, human grade pet food brand, Hug, and to see if you are working on any relevant pieces, perhaps about giving pets the gift of health this Christmas/in 2022.

This truly edible pet food is made using the finest, free-range/outdoor reared human grade meats and organic ingredients and is proven to provide a nourishing diet to ensure your pets health and wellbeing. Dog and cat health is now better understood and the correlation between the food you feed and their temperament, health and longevity, is becoming ever more apparent.

HugMyDog and HugMyCat is a UK pet food brand specially created to be served raw or cooked. Using only 100% whole food, human-grade ingredients, with no preservatives or fillers and wheat and maize free, Hug is equally fit for human consumption, as founder Vicky Marshall often proves in her monthly cook-along videos!

Hug: for a life well fed
Introducing fresh 100% whole food for your dog and cat

It is estimated that in 2021, almost 44% of households in the UK own a pet, of which 24 million of those are cats and dogs.
Pets are no longer seen as just an animal, they are now much-loved family members and therefore it is only natural that pet parents want the very best for their four legged friends which includes feeding them the most nourishing diet to ensure their health and wellbeing. Dog and cat health is now better understood and the correlation between the food you feed and their temperament, health and longevity, is becoming ever more apparent.
HugMyDog and HugMyCat is a UK pet food brand specially created to be served raw or cooked. Using only 100% whole food, human-grade ingredients, with no preservatives or fillers and wheat and maize free, Hug is equally fit for human consumption (although your dog might fight you for it!)
All Hug’s recipes use only free range, or outdoor reared meat and seasonal British vegetables. Topped off with a sprinkle of organic herbs and superfood supplements including Antarctic krill, the most effective ingredient to deliver omega-3 and choline which are critical for brain and heart health, strong muscles, joints and helps prevent liver disease.
Hug food is fast frozen to preserve all the goodness, flavour and nutrients, which is then simply thawed and either served raw or briefly cooked in the microwave or on the stove for a delicious home cooked meal.
Hug founder, Vicky Marshall, has spent 12 years working in pet nutrition and has collaborated with vets and nutritionists to create HugMyDog and HugMyCat. The composition of the Hug recipes ensures dogs and cats at all stages of their lives – from kittens to fussy felines, puppies to working dogs, those with specific medical conditions, and those who simply prefer the finer things in life – are catered for
Hug is safe to store in the fridge or freezer alongside your own food and each dish is served in 100% recyclable packaging and can be heated and served to your pet, directly from the container.
Vicky and the team at Hug, are committed to leading the revolution to ensure all pet parents, whether old or new, are educated with the truths about the benefits of a whole food, all natural diet and the importance it plays in the lives of our precious cats and dogs.. Vicky says: “I believe passionately as pet parents we have a responsibility to care for our dogs and cats to the very best of our ability. What you feed your pet is critical in supporting their needs and keeping them healthy. At Hug we know one size doesn’t fit all, but with our choice of serving suggestions we make it simple and easy to feed the right food…think of it as giving your dog or cat a ‘hug’ on the inside!”


PRICING

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Prices for the cookable raw food starts from £2.70 for a single 300g serving, and taster boxes are available

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£48.60 for a box of 20 x 300g dishes.

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Hug offers 20% off a first order

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Hug is also available on monthly subscription, (which includes a discount) so there is never a panic about running out

For more information please visit www.hugpetfood.co.uk

Tripp Trapp grows with your child and available in 15 colours to match with your interiors, my Norwegian counterparts are telling me that Black is the new colour trend for 2022 and we have just launched black. We have lifestyle interior shots too.
Can a high chair really look chic in your open plan living space, yes! Scandinavian brand Stokke best-selling high chair fits snuggly right under your kitchen table. Stokke’s ethos is to nurture family bonding, having your baby closer to you and the importance of eye contact. The Tripp Trapp® highchair has sold more than 12 million. www.stokke.com

Charles Tyrwhitt Launches England Rugby Collection

MENSWEAR BRAND CHARLES TYRWHITT ENTERS THE SECOND YEAR AS OFFICIAL FORMALWEAR PARTNER OF ENGLAND RUGBY AND LAUNCHES NEW COLLECTION

Charles Tyrwhitt and England Rugby are united through commitment, passion, craft, and an iconic white shirt, as well as through a partnership. As official formalwear partner to the team, Charles Tyrwhitt has designed their exclusive Tyrwhitt Supporter collection championing England Rugby clothing and accessories.
Renowned for delivering British elegance and exceptional craftsmanship, Tyrwhitt introduces a timeless range in celebration of the partnership with England Rugby since 2020. This licensed offering embodies the brand’s attention to detail, with pieces featuring the iconic English rose as well as fun rugby-inspired motifs.
The edit includes a range of refined shirts, knits, and accessories, in shades of red, white, and blue, ensuring your style will never be caught off-side again. The curated collection features pure Merino wool jumpers, refined polo’s, chambray & Oxford shirts, alongside socks, cufflinks, silk ties and pocket squares.
Designed with durability and style in mind, the Charles Tyrwhitt England Rugby Supporter Collection is hard-wearing and high-performance; qualities that epitomise England Rugby.
The new range is now available to shop online at www.charlestyrwhitt.com and selected stores including the brand’s iconic flagship on London’s Jermyn Street.

Get yourself a bamboo cutlery set and “SeaForYourself” the difference one simple change will make, never having to use single use plastic utensils again! Perfect for traveling, camping or daily life.

“Hello, I’m Coren
Some would say world-traveller,entrepreneur and dreamer, but I would say I’m just one women on a mission to making my little part of the world that little bit better.
Starting this business I went into it with ambition and dreams bigger than one person could handle but somehow it worked out! This all started from my bedroom in my parents house to then taking over the living room and growing way beyond anyone’s expectation.”

… see the full story and buy @ :- https://seaforyourselfco.com/

Awesome Christmas Gifts… from Lost universe… lostuniverse.com

Introducing – Bee Bald (beebald.co.uk)

Bee Bald is a complete line of men’s premium quality grooming, shave and skin care products. What kinds of products? Gentle face wash, deep cleansing/exfoliating pre-shave scrub, premium quality shave cream, soothing post-shave healing balm and smoothing moisturisers, with SPF and without. Got hair? Great – because Bee Bald is for you too. If you’re buying skin care products at high end boutiques and department stores, then you’re paying way too much for mediocre performance.

BEE BALD SHAVE – Bee Bald Shave goes on slick for a shave that’s incredibly quick. Stop kidding yourself . . . it’s not your razor’s fault!
BEE BALD SMOOTH – Bee Bald Smooth tones and hydrates the entire head and face while working to reduce and prevent unwanted shine. Fine lines, wrinkles and dry patches are moisturised and smoothed.
BEE BALD SMOOTH PLUS – BEE BALD SMOOTH PLUS DAILY MOISTURISER WITH BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 SUN PROTECTION is SMOOTH, but better than ever with SPF 30 sunscreen! Tones and hydrates the head and face.

Gold Mixology Set, £31.49 Current SALE item (Original price: £34.99)
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Whisky Glasses & Stones Gift Set, £21.99 SALE item (Original price: £24.99)
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Japanese Style Cast Iron Teapot, £21.99
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Bamboo Tablet & Laptop Table, £17.99 Current SALE Item (Original price: £17.99)
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1000w Rotating Waffle Maker, £34.99
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ITALIAN FOODIE FESTIVE GIFTS FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO SUIT EVERY POCKET AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY FROM SACLA.CO.UK

Whose eyes don’t light up when they spot something delectable under the tree (even
if they’ve bought it for themselves)? Find a sumptuous selection of gorgeous gourmet
gifts at different prices to suit every pocket, available exclusively from sacla.co.uk
direct to your door.
GIFTS UNDER £15
This tiny version of Rustichella d’Abruzzo’s famous artisan Panettone
makes an ideal stocking filler – or a treat to be shared between two. It’s
crafted from natural sourdough (what we call pasta madre or ‘mother
dough’) to develop its pillow-soft but satisfyingly chewy texture. The light
and airy dough is studded with plump, juicy raisins and zingy bright
strands of candied peel. You can enliven the delicate perfume of the
bread by gently warming it in the oven for a few minutes, reigniting its
just-baked joy. The panettoncino comes packed in a pretty tin with a
charming, chequered design, making it a very covetous gift.
Panettoncino Tin 80g by Rustichella £5.00
TThe Corallo family have been making authentic Italian sweets and
biscuits for generations. And with years of knowledge and creativity
experience, they’ve got their Cannoli – the most traditional of Sicilian
treats – down to a fine art. This collection promises a mixture of
pistachio, chocolate, and hazelnut cannoli, each cannolo delicately
hand-crafted using only the finest Italian ingredients. Presented in a
clear box and tied off with a beautiful red bow, this makes the
perfect gift for a special person!
Cannoli 200g by Dolceria Corallo £5.00
GIFTS UNDER £20
Orange Infused Olive Oil 200ml by Arké Olio £12.00
This wonderfully unique orange-infused Sicilian olive oil is a revelation.
The sunny notes of whole ripe oranges elevate the fruity olive oil, letting
you explore the truly authentic tastes of the Mediterranean in your
cooking. Definitely one for the foodies.
Sicilian producer Arkè has been making some of the island’s best olive
oils for over three generations. With their new Aromatizzati range, they
bring together the most quintessential Sicilian flavours by infusing their
superior cold-pressed extra virgin oil with 100% natural, locally grown
herbs, fruits and spices. For the time-pressed food lover, these oils are
the ultimate in convenience without compromise.
The Baratti Gianduiotto Gold Box is the ultimate in
chocolate indulgence. These smooth, melt-in-the-mouth
nuggets come from northwest Italy and are crafted from
velvety gianduja – an irresistible blend of chocolate and
hazelnut paste. Historically, hazelnuts were added to cut
costs, but have remained as their gentle nutty flavour
took the rich chocolate to new levels of deliciousness.
Today, cost-cutting is far from the minds of Baratti’s
chocolatiers, who only select the finest Piedmont
hazelnuts and cocoa paste. Each intense ingot is
carefully wrapped in gold paper, a symbol of how
precious each is.
Gold Box Gianduiotto 230g by Baratti £15.00
Panforte di Siena 450g by Nannini £9.00
An Italian Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without
panforte, and this large Panforte di Siena from Nannini is just
perfect for sharing with a gathering of friends and family. The
dense cake, studded with jewel-toned candied fruit and
crunchy whole almonds, is a traditional Italian treat like no
other – still made to a recipe that dates back to the 13th
century. Carefully selected fruits and nuts are boiled slowly
with sugar and festive spices (cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg
are essential) to create a rich, fudgy and aromatic dough.
Formed into discs and baked, each panforte is finally dusted
with a layer of icing sugar and hand-wrapped in illustrated wax
paper, ready for gifting.
Amaretti Soffici Cube 400g by Virginia £16.00
Discover the unique taste of Sassello’s bakeries with the Virginia
Traditional Amaretti Cube. It’s filled with the light, crisp and chewy
amaretti biscuits that Virginia is renowned for. Each of the bitesized macaroons is packed with almond flavour, balancing the
pleasantly bitter note of roasted nuts with a honeyed sweetness.
Presented in an attractive green cardboard box – decorated with
Virginia’s classic art nouveau illustrations – the amaretti cube is
ideal for gifting. A small window on the side displays the biscuits,
each one individually wrapped in bright packaging. Serve on the
side of an espresso to add a majestic touch to after-dinner coffee.
The Vergani family know what a good Panettone looks and
tastes like. Light, fluffy, with a slight tang – the perfect
dessert to follow a large festive meal. So, who else would
you trust to make a vegan alternative? With all their
ingredients certified as vegan, you can stick to your diet, safe
in the knowledge that you’ll be getting a real, authentic taste
of a festive Italian cake. And it tastes so good, no-one will
know it’s vegan, so everyone can enjoy it.
Vegan Panettone 750g by Vergani £18.00
Brilliant straw yellow, animated by fine, persistent bubbles. The white Moscato grapes
were harvested from estate vineyards located in the Tre Stelle district of the village of
Treiso in early September. The grapes undergo gentle pressing before fermenting at a
controlled temperature in pressure tanks until the alcohol reaches 5% by vol. The
temperature is then reduced to stop fermentation. Intense and aromatic with fruity
notes reminiscent of apricots and linden blossom. Sweet, gentle, good acidity, fresh and
persistent aftertaste.
Moscato d’Asti DOCG 2020 75cl by Ca’ del Baio £16.00
GIFTS UNDER £30
Gluten Free Panettone 600g by Vergani £18.00
The Vergani family – ever the innovators – have made it
possible for everyone to experience one of the sweetest
Italian traditions with their gluten-free panettone. A 72-
hour rising process ensures this gluten-free alternative has
exactly the same fluffiness of texture that you’d expect
from a traditional panettone – just for more people to
enjoy! Panettone is a staple of the holiday season in Italy –
in fact, no Christmas season would be complete without
one, especially when served with a glass of sweet wine and
some fresh gelato.
Florfrutta Jellies Grande 370g by Leone £20.00
Bite into one of these, and you’ll be hit by the intense
flavour and aromas of Italy’s freshest, juiciest fruits. You
see, Florfrutta jellies aren’t like most sweets you can get
today. In fact, they’re an Italian tradition going back
centuries, taking pristine fruits fresh off the tree, and using
sugar to preserve their delicate taste. With their centuries
of experience, the Leone family knows not to mess with a
good thing. That’s why each fruit-shaped Florfrutta in this
large box is lovingly hand-crafted – to preserve the delicate
flavour they protect.
Manicardi Deluxe Balsamic Dressings Triple Pack (3 x 300ml) £25.00
Manicardi’s Balsamic Vinegar Deluxe Selection contains
three different densities of their traditional balsamic
vinegar, packaged in three unique bottles. It makes a great
gift that has all sorts of uses – use the thinnest in cooking,
and the thicker drizzled over cheeses, or even served with
fruit or ice cream.
GIFTS UNDER £100
Perfect Panettone Pairing Box £50.00
All over Italy, the classic Panettone is opened and served on
Christmas Eve when everyone gathers together with a glass of very
cold, sweet and sparkling Moscato in hand. It comes out again for
breakfast the next morning… with a steaming, frothy cappuccino.
It’s impossible to have too much of a good thing.
Dine In Italian Gift Box £75.00
Wherever you are, take yourself off to Italy tonight and
linger over a perfectly dressed plate of Pesto Pasta. Laugh
over a glass of great red or white wine. And love the sweet
treats to round off your evening in Truly Madly Deeply
Italian style.
Notes to editors
•Established in 1939, Sacla’ is still family owned and run in Piedmont, north-west Italy
•Sacla’ are the original Pesto Pioneers, using Italian recipes, made in Italy
•Alongside Pesto, the range includes pasta sauces, antipasti and a wide selection of products suitable
for vegans and vegetarians
•The core Sacla’ range is available from Asda, Co-op, Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose,
leading independents and online at www.sacla.co.uk
•Beyond the core range, Sacla’ travel the length and breadth of Italy to hand pick the best artisanal
products for a Truly, Madly, Deeply taste of Italy available exclusively online at www.sacla.co.uk

For the gin lovers this Christmas, Audemus Spirits has created a unique gift pack, The Collection, featuring Audemus’ miniature bottles of their four flagship spirits including Pink Pepper Gin. An ideal stocking filler and Secret Santa gift.

The re-emerging Nineties trend of the Espresso Martini means coffee liqueur brand Mr Black has your Christmas parties covered. They have launched a selection of gift packages including an Espresso Martini Pack, Personalised Mr Black Bottles and Mini Espresso Martini Kit.

Great Taste Award winning Bloody Drinks have your festive hangovers covered with the Bloody Box, also known as: The Ultimate Hangover Kit.

Hoping to find something a bit different for your gift guide that both family and friends can enjoy?

ROXi, the British music streaming company, backed by Kylie Minogue and Robbie Williams has just launched its new free Music TV App available on millions of TVs, which will change the way you enjoy music at home together forever.
ROXi provides unlimited on-demand access to every original music video, album and song with 70 million music recordings which are constantly updated with the latest releases. For the full ROXi experience, ROXi Premium offers full ad-free access to all of ROXi’s features for just £6.99 per month and comes with a no obligation 30-day free trial, so you can cosy up to a playlist of your favourite wintery music videos, sing along with your favourite artists or enjoy the fun interactive games to test your musical knowledge – the perfect gift for all the family to enjoy this year!

Right now, ROXi are giving away a MILLION of their Karaoke Microphones worth £29.99 to new users when they sign up for a no obligation 30-Day Trial of ROXi Premium. The ROXi Karaoke Microphone features a built-in amplifier and speaker, and works with any TV, perfect for singing along to ROXi’s 140,000 karaoke tracks with friends and family this Christmas.

Quotebook is the perfect holiday gift for parents under $40 who want to capture all the funny and darndest things their kids say throughout their childhood.
In a world with millions of apps, Quotebook is a throwback family keepsake in non-digital form.
Imaging sitting with your kids when they graduate college and bringing out Quotebook to laugh and cry at all the inside jokes made over the years.
Quotebook is timeless and builds a stronger family connection in good and bad times.
• Retails: on Etsy for $39.95 with free shipping.

Tech-related gift suggestions… these include a stylish portable speaker under £100 that’s perfect for the home office, wired headphones for serious music fans, wireless earbuds for fitness and travel, and a great hi-res music streaming subscription service to listen to your tunes in the best possible quality.

Klipsch T5 II True Wireless Sport
Price: £209. Shop links: Klipsch | Amazon
Fit for any adventure, fitness regime or sports, the T5 II True Wireless Sport is weather-resistant, comfortable, offers great sound and comes built with a long-lasting battery. Both the earphones and case are water and dust proof (IP67-rated), and the rugged case has a unique moisture removal system to keep them dry. Up to 32 hours of battery (8 hours in the earphones).

Klipsch T5 II True Wireless ANC McLaren Edition
Price: £379. Shop links: Klipsch | McLaren Store | Amazon
Featuring McLaren’s signature papaya colour and real carbon fibre, the new ANC earbuds from Klipsch – who is the official audio partner for McLaren F1 team – are perfect for F1 fans who love music on the go. It features best-in-class sound performance, active noise-cancellation to block out engine noise and innovative gesture controls for a truly hands-free experience.

Meze Audio 99 Classics
Price: £269. Shop links: Amazon | Spiritland

These beautiful, hand-crafted wired headphones are ideal for late-night listening or when you don’t want to disturb your family or housemates. Offering style and great sound quality alike, Meze focuses on using high-quality, sustainable materials with no plastic involved. These headphones are designed to last a lifetime while also being environmentally friendly.

Meze Audio LIRIC
Price: £1,850. Shop link: mezeaudio.eu
Premium headphone brand Meze Audio’s first pair of portable planar magnetic headphones are designed for hi-fi listening on the go. Using audiophile technology scaled down for day-to-day use, Meze Audio LIRIC brings the brand’s signature sleek design and high build quality, long-lasting comfort, and immersive sound quality to the portable audio market. It’s ideal for modern audio lovers looking for the perfect blend between home hi-fi and portable sound.

Klipsch Heritage Groove
Price: £99. Shop links: Amazon
This petite portable Bluetooth speaker has an 8-hour battery life and a gorgeous mid-century modern design that makes a great addition to home office decor. Featuring luxury materials, such as real wood veneer and tactile spun switches and knobs – it sounds as great as it looks, and is an absolute steal at under £100.

Qobuz music streaming – subscription gift cards
Price: starts at £38 for 3 months. Shop link: Qobuz gift cards
Give the gift of high-resolution songs to the music lovers in your life with a subscription to Qobuz, the French streaming and download platform boasting the biggest collection of hi-res music. With over 70 million tracks in Hi-Res and CD quality, exclusive releases and weekly personalised recommendations, you can (re)discover your favourite music in the best possible audio quality.

Expression Blocks – Wooden Blocks
80 wooden blocks to create endless combinations

www.animicausa.com

FOOD

For the Italophile: Eataly’s Christmas Hampers

This December, Italian food emporium, Eataly, will celebrate its first Christmas in the UK by bringing a slice of la dolce vita to Brits nationwide, up and down the country with their world-famous hampers. Available to order now, for delivery from 1st November, each will be stuffed with goods curated by Eataly experts, or, shoppers can choose to build a bespoke selection for the Italophile in their life.

Packed to bursting with a selection of culinary gifts, these gorgeous, wrapped-and-ready boxes all include high quality produce and, feature both sweet and savoury, bringing the seasonal flavours of Italy to life. With five to choose from they are: Panettone & Bubbles (£29.90), Pistachio Lover (£49.90), Treat Them With Truffle (£69.90), Discover Eataly (£79.90) and the godfather of all hampers, The Ultimate Italian Christmas (£129.90).
Alternatively, make this year extra special with Eataly’s Bespoke Hamper service and Wine Packages. Choose from 6,000 personalised products and 2,000 labels online. The ideal gift or perfect to be shared with family and friends to celebrate the big day like an Italian.

Corporate gifting available, for enquiries contact christmaslondon@eataly.co.uk
Available to purchase through the Eataly website, in store from 1st November or by contacting christmaslondon@eataly.co.uk

For the panettone lover: Eataly’s selection of 40 different panettone

This Christmas, look no further for your panettone fix than to Eataly London, with the biggest selection in the UK boasting 40 different as well as a 5kg loaf, the largest panettone in the UK. From traditional panettone to flavour combinations such as pear and chocolate, panettone pimped with lemon cream, and vegan and gluten free varieties, there is one for every palette, available for nationwide delivery or pick up in store. Excellent on their own, they are also delicious with coffee or wine. Take it to the next level and pair with sweet spreads, preserves, or whipped cream, or better still, top with homemade mascarpone cream as they do in Italy. The festively wrapped cakes make great gifts for friends and family and treats for holiday festivities!
Please find images to download here / Link to purchase here

For the Sausage Roll Connoisseur: Farmison & Co.

If you know someone with a passion for sausage rolls, look no further than the Traditional Sausage Roll Kit from premium online butcher Farmison & Co. As with all of Farmison’s offering this is the best quality sausage roll on the market – the kit includes free-range pork sausage meat, ready rolled puff pastry and instructions. You have the freedom to choose the size of the rolls, either cutting into meal-sized portions, or lots of party snacks. Throw in Farmison’s Traditional Brown Sauce for the perfect accompanying condiment.
Priced at £13.95, available to buy HERE

For the Hamper Lover: FodaBox

FodaBox, formerly known as BoroughBox is your one-stop-shop for all your Christmas hamper needs – there’s something to suit every loved one: Little Box of Christmas Nibbles, Christmas Bubbly Box, Winter Warmer Hot Chocolate Box, to name but a few.
FodaBox showcases the tastiest and most delectable delights from independent producers. Curating them into beautiful boxes and hampers for every occasion, each product is ‘tried, tasted and loved’ before being showcased to customers.
Prices start from £14.99, full range HERE

For those with a sweet tooth: Rick Stein Christmas Pudding

This festive season Rick Stein’s secret recipe Christmas pudding is the one to order.. Whether you are planning a traditional Christmas and want to set this rich, fruity number (with a hint of rum!) alight, or if you’re gifting a friend something special, this is the festive dessert for you. Wrapped in muslin and placed in a bespoke Rick Stein presentation box, the 970g pudding is the perfect gift or centre piece for your Christmas table.
Price: £25, serves 8. Delivered nationwide.
Available from mid-November at shop.rickstein.com.

For the foodie: Stein’s at Home: Rick Stein’s festive at-home box & Christmas Hampers

Rick Stein’s famed at-home boxes have been enjoyed in households up and down the nation this past year, from Cornwall to Carlisle, South-end-on-sea to Scotland. This festive season, Stein’s at Home will launch their exclusive Christmas feasting box, delivered from Padstow with love, nationwide.
Treat yourself, or give a loved one, the gift of a prep-free, seafood feast this Christmas with Rick Stein’s festive at-home box. Filled with three courses of Rick Stein classics, each box caters for two people, ideal for enjoying a relaxed Christmas meal without the usual hassle. On the menu is the choice of Langoustines dressed with Pernod and tarragon, Seared tuna guacamole and Brill with truffle butter and buttery mashed potato. Dessert is a seasonal Christmas spiced custard tart with Cornish clotted cream.

Price: £120 (serves two), delivered nationwide via rickstein.com

For a perfect foodie Christmas hamper to gift loved ones, the Rick Stein festive hampers are the perfect port of call. With seven hampers from sweet to savoury, to a dessert special there’s something for everyone, at all price points.

Available in wicker hampers, or beautiful wooden boxes they look a treat. Filled with festive foods from Rick Stein Champagne, to perfectly smoked salmon from the Severn & Wye smokery, Cornish coppa ham and gouda in Rick’s ‘savoury hamper’. There’s caramel Florentines, Rick’s classic shortbread and a ‘dessert hamper’ with Rick’s secret recipe Christmas pudding, Italian dessert wine panettone, Kilner jarred pears, and much more. Ideal for your ultimate Christmas or New Year celebration.

Rick Stein Christmas & New Year Celebration Hamper – £299
Christmas Essentials Hamper – £99
Confectionary Hamper: £65
Luxury Boxing Day Hamper – £199
Dessert hamper – £110
Savoury hamper – £75
Champagne & Truffles hamper – £65
To buy: shop.rickstein.com/pages/hampers

For Giving the Gift of Health: Mindful Chef

Give the gift of easy healthy eating this Christmas with a Mindful Chef gift card; you can treat your loved one to their Mindful Chef’s beloved recipe boxes, top quality frozen meals and ready to blitz smoothie packs. There’s something to suit everyone with meals catering for gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, flexitarian and pescatarian diets. Mindful Chef promises to offer nutritionally balanced, nourishing meals, free from refined carbs, gluten and dairy, and with no additives.
Various gift cards available to purchase HERE starting from £30

For lovers of Spain: Ibérica’s Christmas hamper selection

Ibérica is bringing the Spanish festivities into our homes again this year, with the arrival of its Christmas hamper selection. Available to order from 15th November, the hampers have been expertly curated by Michelin-starred Executive Chef, Nacho Manzano, and range from £60 to £150. From world famous jamón and chorizo to meat and fish-free options, as well as a vegan hamper, Ibérica’s range offers a taste of Spain with a wide variety of deli items and wine, the perfect gift for foodies and lovers of Spain alike.

From The Spanish Icons hamper (£60) which includes iconic Spanish deli items such as Juan Pedro Domecq sliced chorizo, Manchego DOP curado and Membrillo to The Ibérica deluxe seafood hamper (£150), packed full of delicious products such as Calamares Gueyumar (squid in ink sauce), Boquerones (marinated white anchovies) and Pedro Ximenez balsamic vinegar, Ibérica’s hampers are sure to be at the top of every foodie’s Christmas lists. Each hamper includes wine to complete the gastronomic experience.

Available to purchase from Ibérica’s website here starting from £60. Pre-orders are encouraged to ensure an unforgettable Christmas experience.

For Socially Conscious Friends & Family: Different Kind Christmas Hamper

This festive season newly launched, Different Kind, has the perfect hamper for socially conscious friends and family alike. Filled with a selection of coffee, tea and chocolate goodies, there’s no need to feel guilty indulging as everything stocked is created by the very best ethically and socially minded producers. Employing refugees, hiring ex-offenders, buying coffee from women farmers or training neuro-diverse young people for fulfilling jobs, you can be confident every item is coming from a good place.

Contains full size:
1x Refuge drinking chocolate
1x Girls Who Grind Coffee
1x Ocelot – Femme chocolate bar
1x Good and Proper Tea – Earl Grey or English Breakfast
1x Arthouse Unlimited chocolate postcard
1x Refuge chocolate spread

Available to order here – RRP £50
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For the Burger Lover: Get Down and Dirty this Holiday Season
The Ultimate Holiday DIY Kit from Dirty Bones ft. bread sauce aioli

Dirty Bones’ best-selling cook-at-home kit has had a makeover for the holiday season, given Santa’s spin on an indulgent festive treat. The gift that keeps on giving, each Dirty Bones Holiday Kit serves two, for a proper dirty night in. There’s a truffled version of their classic Mac Daddy – think truffled mac & cheese sauce poured over BBQ braised short rib and double aged-brisket patties. Dished up alongside golden Tater Tots with the ultimate bread sauce aioli as well as a helping of crispy Brussel Sprouts topped with sweet and sour cranberries. To sip alongside, there’s pre-mixed cocktails like The Rum Baby Rum and Dirty Bones’ iconic house lager and a whole bottle of Curtice Brothers’ award-winning chili ketchup.

From £50 (serves two, includes delivery)
Available from 4 November
www.getdirtyathome.com

DRINKS
For the Flavour Hunter: Tarquin’s Limited Edition Figgy Pudding Gin

Stoke the fire, relax into your favorite chair and enjoy some true Cornish festive cheer with Tarquin‘s Figgy Pudding Gin.

Drawing inspiration from the flavours and retro table-side-drama of a flaming Figgy Pudding, Tarquin’s have taken their flagship Cornish Dry Gin as the base, adding dried figs, fresh clementine zest, warming Christmas spice botanicals, and brandy-soaked cherry wood chips to masterfully craft a gin packed with nostalgic festive warmth. Pedro Ximenez sherry is added post-distillation to add another layer of rich complexity and give this special gin its warm golden colour.

Best enjoyed mixed with ginger ale and garnished with an orange wedge and fresh thyme or served as a ‘Festive Fig-roni’ with Campari, Sweet Vermouth and a clementine twist.
Available to purchase via the Tarquin’s website from October 2021, RRP £36, 70cl, 42% abv

For The Traditionalist with a Twist: Hayman’s Spiced Sloe Gin

A delicious, lightly-sweetened, fruity sloe gin with warming winter spices. Inspired by the Frost Fairs on the River Thames over 150 years ago, our Spiced Sloe Gin combines the warming spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and star anise with our award-winning Sloe Gin. Delicious served on its own as a winter warmer, with sparkling wine or as a hot serve with apple juice.
Hayman’s Sloe Gin is available to purchase from the Hayman’s online shop, RRP £30/70cl

For the Gin Enthusiast: Hayman’s Luxury Gin Hamper

The perfect gift for gin experts and enthusiasts alike, the Hayman’s Luxury Gin hamper contains three full-sized bottles of Hayman’s award-winning gins – conveniently wrapped for hassle-free gifting – alongside a handy jigger and stirrer for cocktail making fun. Sloe Gin is infused with wild harvested English sloe berries whilst London Dry stays true to Hayman’s 150-year-old distillation process, honouring the brand’s family heritage. For the ultimate versatile gin, Old Tom’s rounded expression is a bartender’s favourite for cocktail making. The Hayman’s trio promises to make this festive season merry for any who receive it.
Hayman’s Luxury Gin Hamper is available to purchase from the Hayman’s online shop, RRP £115

For the Fashionista: Mirabeau Twilly + 20cl Gift Box

With gin gifting on the rise, Maison Mirabeau was keen to create something as iconic as its 70cl bottle, but in an unusual petite size. To mark the launch, Mirabeau turned to MTArt Agency founder and avid Mirabeau supporter, Marine Tanguy for inspiration. Looking to partner with an artist who could creatively capture the spirit of the French Riviera, as well as the aesthetic essence of Grasse, the world’s perfume capital, Mirabeau was drawn to Paris based, Franco-Japanese artist Tiffany Bouelle. Working closely with Bouelle to bring her unique and abstract style to life, Maison Mirabeau’s founder, Jeany Cronk is delighted to have created a limited edition gift set, which includes a 20cl bottle of Maison Mirabeau’s bébe Dry Gin and a custom designed long and narrow silk scarf, known as a Twilly. Aptly named “Les joues roses” (rosy cheeks), the design is chic and versatile. The Twilly can be used as a head accessory, worn around the neck, on the wrist or adorning a pretty handbag.

The limited edition Mirabeau Dry Gin x Tiffany Bouelle gift set is available to purchase from 1st October online at the Maison Mirabeau online boutique

For the Mindful Drinker: Pentire

For a refreshing and elegant non-alcoholic option, serve up Seaward & Adrift, created by Trustpilot’s top rated non-alcoholic spirit, Pentire. Seaward is bright, zesty and verdant with leading notes of refreshing pink grapefruit, followed by green freshness and herbal notes of sea rosemary, wherears Adrift is coastal, herbaceous and fresh with notes of sea rosemary, rock samphire and sage.

They are best enjoyed as a long drink: a 50ml measure over ice, with a light tonic or soda and garnished with pink grapefruit.
Available to purchase from the Pentire online shop, RRP £26.80/70cl

For Someone Special: Mirabeau La Reserve

For an unforgettable occasion: enjoy a glass of the first cuvée limited edition rosé from Maison Mirabeau Whatever your plans are this December, Mirabeau is guaranteed to be your perfect tipple to celebrate Christmas this year with a bang.
With 50% of its profits going towards the Regenerative Viticulture Foundation, Mirabeau La Reservé projects layered notes of green tea, flambéed banana and chamomile, with a golden peach hue.
Mirabeau La Reservé is available to purchase from maisonmirabeau.com RRP £25.99

For the Cocktail Connoisseur: Diplomático Rum’s Old Fashioned Kit

This Christmas, Diplomático, the multi-award-winning Venezuelan rum, is inviting home mixologists to recreate one of the world’s most iconic cocktails with the newly launched Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva Old Fashioned pack. The luxurious and elegant pack contains all the tools required to create an elevated cocktail experience and impress friends and family this festive season. Housed in a stylish barrel, that doubles up as a handy ice bucket, are an old-fashioned glass, bar spoon, ice cube mould, a branded ice stamp featuring the iconic Don Juancho and of course, a 70ml bottle of Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva. The velvety texture of Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva rum offers notes of dark chocolate, rich espresso and orange zest, which lend themselves perfectly to the sweetness and delicate citrusy flavours of a rum Old Fashioned.
The Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva Old Fashioned Pack is available to purchase from The Whisky Exchange, RRP £95.

For the Martini Lover: Beluga Vodka Celebration

The limited-edition bottling of Beluga Noble Vodka commemorates the 115th anniversary of Siberia’s Mariinsk Distillery, where the vodka is created. Its gold packaging makes it quite a striking gift for drinks lovers this Christmas. Fantastic in a martini or on the rocks, paired with cold meats and of course caviar. Beluga Noble Vodka is an exceptionally smooth, full-bodied vodka. It uses natural ingredients such as pure Siberian water and special malt spirit which gives it a distinctive richness of flavour, blending modern and traditional techniques.
Beluga Vodka Celebration – 70 cl 40% ABV, RRP £39.99 – Master of Malt, Selfridges, and independent retailers

For the Amateur Mixologist: Beluga Gold Line Shaker Set

The perfect gift for any cocktail lover or at-home mixologist, the Beluga Gold Line Shaker gift set displays a sophisticated art deco-inspired design, containing all the tools to impress friends, family, and fellow cocktail connoisseurs this Christmas. This ensemble will look effortlessly elegant and is a standout gift for any home bar, ideal to create a wide range of cocktails in style! An individually numbered bottle of Beluga Gold Line is included featuring a cork closure secured by wax, a hammer to break the wax and a brush for cleaning it. The final element is an eye-catching and elegant cobbler shaker with geometrical ornament closed by a gold stainless steel cap.
Beluga Gold Line Shaker Set – 70 cl 40% ABV, RRP £135 – Available at Harvey Nichols

For those ready to shake things up: Spearhead

Gift the award-winning Vusa Vodka or Bayab Gin, created by Spearhead: the first black owned African spirit brand, looking to move the dial towards fair representation in the drinks industry – from the bar to the boardroom.

Vusa is a premium copper distilled vodka from Africa. It uses the sugar cane that grows naturally in the Kwazulu-natal subtropical climate making it a naturally sweet-tasting vodka and its unique filtration process uses the shells of the Baobab fruit to create a crisp finish. Ideal for cocktails.

Bayab is a premium copper distilled gin from Africa. Distilled using locally grown sugarcane, bountiful African botanicals of juniper berries, coriander, rosemary, cinnamon, coarse salt, lemon peel, baobab and orange peel, it is then blended with the purest water, sourced from the Midlands Kwazulu-Natal.

Vusa Vodka – RRP £23.99 / available to purchase from Amazon and The Whisky Exchange.
Bayab Gin – RRP £29.99 / available to purchase from Amazon, Master of Malt and The Whisky Exchange.

For the fine-wine lover: Coravin Pivot™ – £99

The Coravin® Pivot™ is the ideal gift for the wine enthusiast in your life. The award-winning Coravin Wine Preservation System enables you to pour any wine, in any amount, and preserve its life for four full weeks – ensuring the last glass is just as amazing as the first, even a month later. The Coravin® Pivot™ model replaces poured wine with 100% pure Argon gas to protect the remaining wine from oxidation, perfectly preserving the colour, taste, and aroma of your remaining wine for up to four weeks.

For vintage and rare wine connoisseurs or those just looking to enjoy a bottle in their own time, this is the go-to gift. The device pairs a secure, universal Pivot™ Stopper with Coravin Pure™ Argon Capsules and can be bought for the special Christmas price of only £99 between 20 November and 20 December 2021, (usually £119).
Price: £99
Available at: www.coravin.co.uk/en-GB/products/pivot

For the Champagne drinker: Coravin Sparkling™ – £399

Following its highly anticipated debut in September this year, the Coravin Sparkling™ Wine Preservation System is the ultimate gift for any fizz fan this Christmas. The revolutionary innovation from the world’s leading wine preservation people, Coravin, preserves an open bottle of Champagne or sparkling for a full two weeks. That means the last glass is as good as the first, even 14 days after popping the cork.

It is the perfect investment for friends or family who fancy a delicious glass (or two!) of sparkling wine or Champagne, without feeling the need to drink the whole bottle, or for Champagne connoisseurs looking to explore their horizons, uninhibited by the restrictions of a full bottle. This portable, easy to use system, pairs a secure, universal stopper with a hand-held charging unit, making it an invaluable gadget for wine lovers this Christmas!
Price: £399
Available at: www.coravin.co.uk/en-GB/products/sparkling

Just in Time for the Holidays: 20 Festive Failures to Curb Your Appetite for Yuletide Perfection

Newark, NJ, Nov. 15, 2021 — Lofty expectations of Norman Rockwell-worthy celebrations inevitably lead to letdowns. After all, when was the last time your holidays truly lived up to all the hype? Here to help you put your quest for holiday perfection in perspective is Miserable Holiday Stories (20 Festive Failures That Are Worse Than Yours) from humorist Alex Bernstein.

“It’s never too early to be miserable for the holidays,” Bernstein joked during a recent interview. “Misery is compelling. It’s what everybody relates to. You can look at this book and go, ‘thank God that’s not me!’”

Miserable Holiday Stories is a collection of quirky tales that feature Jewish Elvis impersonators, a kidnapped Santa Claus, confused parents, horrific holiday traffic, unbreakable toys and the ever-heroic Bicycle Boys.

Providing the yin to the Hallmark Channel’s yang, Miserable Holiday Stories delivers hefty doses of seasonal satire presented in the form of 20 short stories you can read while the babka is baking or anytime you need a respite from manufactured holiday merriment.

Tales include:
• “Blue Christmas”
• “Coloring Books”
• “The Unbreakable Toy”
• “The Smoking Lounge”
• “Brownie Mix” (A Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award finalist)
• “The #$@!# Bicycle Boys Save Christmas, Again!” (Also released as a single on Amazon)
• And many more!

Sure, Christmas and Hanukkah are supposed to be full of laughter, generosity and quality time with friends and family. But everyone knows the truth: the holidays are stressful at best and downright depressing at worst. Miserable Holiday Stories offers tongue-in-cheek escapism in the form of offbeat, thought-provoking tales, that just might prompt you to appreciate something about your own holiday experiences.

About the Author
Alex Bernstein is the award-winning author of the Miserable series of books (Miserable Adventure Stories, Miserable Holiday Stories, Miserable Love Stories) and Plrknib. His work has appeared at McSweeney’s, NewPopLit, The Big Jewel, The American Bystander, Yankee Pot Roast, Swink, Litro, Back Hair Advocate, Corvus, BluePrintReview, Hobo Pancakes, Gi60, The Rumpus, The Legendary, MonkeyBicycle and PopImage, among numerous others.

He is a staff writer on the new Discovery Kids cartoon The Dog & Pony Show. An occasional stand-up comic, Bernstein performed extensively in his youth and frequently over the past several years. His book Plrknib is a memoir about being the youngest comedian in Cincinnati in 1980.

For more information, please visit http://www.alexbernstein.net, or follow the author on Facebook (AlexBernstein_author), Twitter alexbernstein_author) or Instagram (alexbernstein_author).

Miserable Holiday Stories (20 Festive Failures That Are Worse Than Yours)
Publisher: Racehorse (a division of Skyhorse Publishing)
ISBN-10: ‎1631585819
ISBN-13: ‎978-1631585814
Available from Amazon.com, BN.com and numerous other online retailers

Otter.ai:
• No more note-taking! The AI tech takes the strain off anyone working who has to take copious amount of meeting notes and also allows them to miss meetings at last.
• Otter Assistant: Most recently, it launched Otter Assistant. It means the Assistant will automatically join your Zoom meetings on your behalf, even if you’re late.
• Can be used on Zoom and Google Meet and others: In April 2020, it announced Otter.ai Live Notes, meaning workers can now open a live transcript directly from Zoom and also for Google Meet in January 2021.

X ULTRA 3 GORE-TEX is a pair of hiking shoes developed by Salomon, a French outdoor sports brand founded in 1947. These shoes are crafted with durable materials and textile uppers. They can keep your feet warm and comfortable even for a long-time walk on a cold winter night. They also feature ultra-light midsole cushioning, which is so flexible and non-slip. In addition, they are highly waterproof, so you can wear them even on a rainy day during the winter months. These hiking shoes are must-have items of winter gear.

www.guidemaster.org/product/salomon-x-ultra-gore-tex-1909.

Beforeyouspeak Coffee:
Eggnog who? This year’s hottest seasonal drink and gifts will be coming straight from Australia’s favourite healthy coffee company, Beforeyouspeak. Say goodbye to sacrificing indulgence to keep on top of your health goals and get the best of both worlds with Beforeyouspeak’s range of superfood infused coffee and creamer blends that are big in flavor and low in calories.

From caffeine filled Christmas crackers, deluxe coffee tumblers, novelty mugs and the ultimate healthy coffee cocktail kit – Beforeyouspeak have hit the mark with their Christmas gifts that blend fun and indulgence with an epic dose of health.

The Beforeyouspeak Seasonal Gifting range will be available to purchase online at www.beforeyouspeak.com.au. For those shopping out and about, check out their exclusive Priceline ‘Coffee Lover’ and ‘Coffee Addict’ gift packs available in select stores.

For the full list of the seasonal gifting range, including RRP, please see below.
For high-res imagery, please click here. Please note some high-res imagery is still to come in the coming week. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1msawGjUUPKBD4MTw5tnEqhf4Et5D0g8B?usp=sharing

Dermal Therapy:
Australian-made and owned skincare brand, Dermal Therapy offers a range of efficacious and affordable products that will make for the perfect stocking stuffer, Christmas present or Christmas-eve pamper session! These products are available to purchase from your local pharmacy. For the full store list, click here.

We have included below a list of products to include in your gift guides if this is sufficient. For high-res imagery, please click here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1UcPGVuSJeJn5I5JVRRiY3TlLg77iYlQL?usp=sharing.

Dermal Therapy’s Sanitising Hand Cream | RRP $8.99
An Australian-first, Dermal Therapy’s Sanitising Hand Cream is an innovative 2-in-1 cream that effectively sanitises, whilst simultaneously moisturising your hands. Containing an anti-microbial formula that rapidly kills 99.99% of germs, this cream is a winter handbag and travel essential, as the risk of contracting contagious viruses such as influenza and the common cold are exacerbated by relevant environmental conditions – it is a handbag essential! Available to purchase online at Chemist Warehouse. This product is perfect for summertime to protect from germs.

Dermal Therapy Lip Balm SPF 50+ | RRP $6.99
This lip balm is formulated to hydrate the lips and provide protection from sun exposure and moisture loss. It includes broad spectrum sunscreen, to protect chapped lips from UVA/ UVB rays, as well as a combination of camphor, clove oil and menthol to hydrate dry lips. SPF is your best friend for summertime and why not give your lips some moisture at the same time!

Exfoliating Foot Mask | RRP $24.95 AUD
Dermal Therapy’s Exfoliating Foot Mask is an easy-to-use foot sock, formulated with special exfoliation technology for superior efficacy. It contains a unique combination of exfoliating agents that enable smart penetration, resulting in visibly smooth feet between 2 and 3 weeks. Perfect gift for sandal season!

Verdugo Entertainment has launched a collectors Blu-ray Box Set featuring “King of the Cowboys” Roy Rogers’ first and final starring role films. The box set, which bookends Rogers’ career, includes the newly remastered 1938 film Under Western Stars, and the newly restored 4K version of the 1975 modern western classic Mackintosh and T.J. The Blu-ray Box Set will be available through Amazon.com (North America) and Walmart.com beginning Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

Mighty Mila: Inclusive Children’s Book

Today more than ever,
we need children’s books that celebrate differences and provide a more inclusive
view of the world. Mighty Mila, by Katie Petruzziello, is just that book. Mighty Mila is an inclusive children’s book that features a spunky, unstoppable girl who is deaf and uses cochlear implants to hear. It is an Amazon #1 bestseller in multiple categories and recipient of a 5 star review badge by Reader’s Favorite.

Mila is determined to prove to her family that she’s a big kid. Her plan is to do everything on her own, without asking for help – not even once! She uses her creativity, willpower, and even her new cochlear implant hearing devices, to tackle one big kid activity after another.

But when faced with something new that she can’t figure out on her own, will Mila finally prove just how mighty she is?

Mighty Mila is a fun book for all children and teaches them about others who are different from them, and promotes inclusion, empathy, and respect for all types of people. This book helps open up conversations with kids about differences and disabilities and is perfect for families looking to add inclusive books to their home.

Availability:
Hardcover: mightymila.com/shop (I’m happy to offer a special discount code for your readers)
Paperback: smile.amazon.com/Mighty-Mila-Inclusive-Childrens-Unstoppable/dp/1736851012/

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Training Shorts for men by Born Primitive
Born Primitive, founded and operated by an active-duty Navy Lieutenant, has the fitness apparel gifts your audience is dreaming of. These all-purpose training shorts are crafted with performance in mind. These gym shorts feature a lightweight, quick-dry fabric with moderate elasticity to ensure mobility. They feature two pockets in the front and a discrete, low-profile zipper pocket on the back to secure belongings. The elastic waistband is paired with a drawstring to help keep shorts secure in any environment. Whether hitting the gym, the trail, the water, or the ring, these athletic training shorts will perform.

Product Specifications:
Available in over 20 colors with a 100% polyester premium fabric.

Can be purchased online at www.BornPrimitve.com for $55.00.

HERS
Athleisure Joggers for Women by Born Primitive
Say hello to the jogger you will find yourself grabbing day after day when you want comfort and style. With four pockets, extremely soft material and a fitted cut, these joggers will definitely get their use.

Product Specifications:
Available in nine colors, these joggers are 88% Polyester, 12% Spandex with pockets featured on both sides and zipper pockets on the back. They have a banded bottom, elastic waistband, and adjustable tie for comfort and function.

Can be purchased online at www.BornPrimitve.com for $70.00.

Wristcam, the first and only camera for the Apple Watch, was recently selected by TIME as one of the Best Inventions of 2021, and the first smart band to receive Apple’s “Made for Apple Watch” designation.

Designed by early Apple Watch engineers, Wristcam is for the moments when you want to be without your phone and still capture the moment.

It works on the new Apple Watch 7 as well as: Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch Series 5, Apple Watch Series 4, Apple Watch Series 3, and also supports via phone connection Apple Watch Series 2 and Apple Watch Series 1.

For techies, camera enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers, there’s no other holiday gift like Wristcam.

• For the techie: Truly a hands-free device, it supports Siri Shortcuts allowing users to simply lift their wrist and say, “Hey Siri, snap a selfie/photo, start/stop video.” Plus, now you can send and receive live video messages to other Wristcam users or anyone with an iPhone.

• For the photographer: The ultra-lightweight smart band brings not only one, but two cameras to the Watch﹣8MP World-Facing + 2MP Self-Facing﹣and captures 4K images and 1080p video. Check out awesome videos shot on Wristcam here.

• For the adventurer: Wristcam is IP68 water-resistant and has all-day battery life and plenty of embedded memory to take photos and videos on the go, from anywhere.

This holiday season Wristcam will be offering $50 off of $299 for Black Friday/Cyber Monday (11/21-11/30) and for part of December (12/12-12/24). Wristcam can be purchased at Wristcam.com and Amazon and is available in Noir or Gray.

Unwrap Goodness for Your Pet with Great Products this Holiday Season!

The holidays can be a fun time to show someone is special to you with a present – and sometimes that someone is your pet! From nutritious snacks and treats to accessories and outerwear, we have everything you need below to treat your pets and pet lovers to the perfect presents!

Everyone wants to indulge in treats during the holidays, and dog parents know how important it is to give healthy, dog appropriate snacks. Bow Wow Labs takes care of treats and snacks for your dog during the holidays with their Holiday Gift Box. This Holiday Gift Box contains one bag of Turkey Pumpkin Waggy Wafers, one 1.4 Ounce bag of Crunch Puffs, and one Natural Chew Starter Kit. The Crunch Puffs are nutritious single-ingredient snacks that support oral health. The Braided Esophagus is made of 100% beef esophagus and contain Glucosamine and Chondroitin, which aid in joint health.The waggy wafers are filled with protein and support healthy digestion, as well as pumpkin for sensitive stomachs.
The Bow Wow Labs Holiday Box can be purchased at
smile.amazon.com/dp/B09HV5LZRN/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_glt_fabc_P96Q76PVZSR7BXYNA1AY and https://www.bowwowlabs.com/products/bow-wow-labs-holiday-box.

You might leave Santa milk and cookies on Christmas Eve, but you’ll want to leave out KittyRade, DoggyRade, and YummyRade every day for your furry family members. The award winning isotonic, rehydration KittyRade and DoggyRadebeverages contain taurine and prebiotics to help replenish essential nutrients they lose throughout the day. YummyRade is a gravy meal enhancer that also contains prebiotics and will enhance the flavor and texture of dry food or kibble. Find out more about DoggyRade, KittyRade, and YummyRade at us.doggyrade.com/

Making sure your dog’s grooming products are as good for them as what you feed them is very important. HAPPYBOND has partnered with Ziggy Marley to create a line of grooming products that are sulfate free, paraben free, phthalate free, gluten free, mineral oil free and silicone free. The Deep Clean Shampoo, Leave-In Conditioner, and No-Wash Refresher are also free of synthetic fragrances – only peppermint and rosemary essential oils are used in the formula. You can pre-order the full grooming line at happybond.com/collections.

Winter can be harsh, and not just because of the weather alone. Freezing concrete, ice, snow, and harsh chemicals used to de-ice sidewalks can be painful and harmful for dogs. Walkee Paws has the solution for safe, comfortable, protective walks with their adjustable fit outdoor leggings! The four-way stretch legging fabric – with water resistant technology to keep legs warm and dry – comes in both solids and fun prints. The over the back adjustable design and the attached booties allow for maximum comfort while also protecting your pup from the elements, salt, germs, and mud. Sizing guide and ordering your leggings can be done at walkeepaws.com/. Want to get them for a present for someone else, but not sure of sizing or style? Get a WalkeePaws gift card at walkeepaws.com/products/gift-card.

In the spirit of protecting your dog, don’t forget about those working and active dogs. All the gear you could want for dog powered activities can be found at Alpine Outfitters. Their X-Back and Urban Trail Harnesses can be custom made to fit or purchased in their “Ready-To-Go” standard sizes. The X-Pack Harnesses are crafted with only the highest quality raw materials, including premium moisture resistant and temperature neutral Polartec® Fleece padding. Whether hiking now covered mountains or just taking a walk through the neighborhood park, get your best friend something from Alpine Outfitters at www.alpineoutfitters.net/.
Is there a dog lover on your list? Whether they have their own or just love everyone else’s, Dog Is Good has something for everyone. From apparel to home goods, Dog Is Good has you covered. Can’t find that perfect Hannukah present for your dog lover? Get them this adorable pillow at https://www.dogisgood.com/?s=Hanukkah&post_type=product. Do you have someone you know, or maybe it’s you, that doesn’t feel like their morning has started without a dog walk and a cup of coffee? Mornings can be filled with both with Dog Is Good’s “Coffee and My Dog Collection”. The collection has mugs, sweatshirts, and their signature premium Colombian coffee (in whole bean and ground). Start off their holidays and their mornings right with the “Coffee and My Dog Collection”. The collection can be purchased at www.dogisgood.com/products/accessories/coffee-and-my-dog-collection/ and all the rest of the great Dog Is Good Products can be found at www.dogisgood.com/shop/.

Whether it’s for indoors, outdoors, a pet or pet lover, make sure you check everything off their list – or surprise them with something they never knew they needed before – this holiday season with these great gift ideas.

Mara Coffee, a UK based coffee company. Delivering freshly roasted speciality coffee from Africa, with new discoveries each month. In fact, Mara are the UK’s only African Speciality subscription box providing more than 24 coffee varieties every year. www.maracoffee.com

Mara Coffee have a gift range available for Christmas including coffee subscriptions, speciality coffee boxes, equipment bundles and also coffee and tea boxes (for people that love both).

Curated African speciality coffee
💛 Ethically sourced
♻️ 100% recyclable packaging
🌍 Taking you on a coffee discovery
👇🏼 Click below to shop👇🏾
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We are a premium coffee subscription brand taking you on a coffee adventure through Africa. The word Mara originates from the Masai language meaning ‘spotted’. This resonates with our mission to find, source and promote the best of the known and unknown coffee regions across Africa.
@maracoffee.official

Simple Activities for Toddlers: New Book Turns “Playtime” into Innovative, Motivational Development Time! Grab Those Recyclables!

Simple Activities For Toddlers: A Practical Play-At-Home Handbook For Parents
by Lisa Forsythe

See more and buy @ :- https://www.amazon.com/Simple-Activities-Toddlers-Practical-Play-At-Home

The multi award-winning book is written by mother and teacher, Lisa Forsythe. ‘Simple Activities for Toddlers: A Practical Play-at-Home Handbook for Parents’ helps parents break the cycle of repetitive playtime, to introduce new activities that are not only highly fun and engaging, but help toddlers develop fundamental skills. Using common objects found around the house, the book’s activities call on sensory play, creativity, STEAM, crafts and more – to make lifelong memories without a gimmick in sight!

MULTI AWARD-WINNING: Gold Literary Titan Award AND Gold BizzieBaby Award.

Do you find yourself repeating the same activities with your toddler and are looking for new innovative ideas on how to keep them amused whilst making learning fun? If so, Lisa and Thomas have lots of great ideas to help you.

The activities in this book are of high educational quality that maximizes the best use of your time, resources, and space. These play-based activities help your child thrive and ensures that they get a head start in life. All the activities have been ´toddler approved´ or field tested by Thomas.

Lisa Forsythe has over 15 years of experience as a teacher across Australia, NZ & UK. Since becoming a mother to Thomas she has focused her time on developing simple activities that develop foundational skills toddlers need to learn before engaging with more complex concepts and understandings. This is a practical guide for parents that creates opportunities to bond with your child and make beautiful life-long memories.

The activities predominately require things like recyclables, household items and common craft supplies; so, saving you money whilst being kind to the environment. There are a range of activities from sensory play, imaginative play, STEAM, crafts and games. They spark curiosity, enjoyment, motivation, deep learning, and creativity. The hard work of planning and ensuring that your toddler is equipped with the foundational skills they need for life has been done for you.

Husband & Wife team launch their first Christmas Product… such an exciting time lets support this awesome couple & their business buy @ www.oven-paws.com

Animal themed oven gloves product that are made to the highest standards (embroidered not printed) and on sale for an affordable price.

Here’s the link if you’d like to check them out: https://www.oven-paws.com/

“Speaking to Andy at Oven Paws on our partnership together, he said: We’re so pleased you love the quality of our oven globes, the first thing you’ve probably noticed is the beautifully embroidered, full-color designs; they took lots of time and effort but, we’re really proud of how they turned out. Also, our gloves passed the stringent heat tests up to 250 degrees with flying colours so you can rest assured they’ll work as good as they look.”

Oven Paws are a small, two person team with husband and wife who have brought this product to market as huge animal lovers and it’s their first proper Christmas promotion this year!

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P.S They donate at least £1.00 of every sale to an animal charity specific to your breed of choice! We truly believe in supporting these charities and giving back.

The Booby Pillow, the breast new addition to your holiday gift baskets.

Booby Pillow is a high density memory foam pillow sculpted in the shape of a bountiful and soothing pair of breasts that ergonomically contours to your body, promoting a happy and restful night’s sleep. This holiday season you can experience a sense of optimism and joy by simply hugging the Booby Pillow and fondling the breasts, which studies have shown can reduce stress and release the ‘love hormone’ oxytocin.

The Booby Pillow is:
• fifteen inches wide
• features glorious F cup sized breasts
• retails for $99.00
• comes with a black spandex cover and a convenient tote bag.
• is only available here > https://boobypillows.com/ .
• can quickly be shipped anywhere in the US or around the world.
The team also offer additional changeable covers made from high quality materials for purchase, to suit your mood and help celebrate the holidays.

See more and buy @ :- boobypillows.com

Choose your flavor, and choose your caffeine. Your new favorite cold brew coffee.

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Explorer Cold Brew

EXPLORER COLD BREW is the perfect fit for your christmas gift baskets! They are a premium quality, ethically sourced, supremely concentrated cold brew based in Brooklyn.

Their COLD BREW & FLAVOR SYRUP BUNDLE makes the perfect holiday gift for family, friends, and colleagues, caffeine-sensitive and caffeine-obsessed alike. Their 4 CAFFEINE SAMPLER makes a great stocking stuffer, and their NO CAF CONCENTRATE is perfect for coffee-loving pregnant moms.

Laces coming undone during sport ? 🤦‍♀️ Its time to get LACEEZE … wraps around a sports shoe and prevents laces from coming undone. Thinking Outside The Box. www.laceeze.co.uk

Laceeze is a patented silicon moulded band which wraps around a sports shoe and prevents laces from coming undone during sport!

Laceeze bands are the solution to shoe laces coming undone whilst playing sport. A simple product which works, meaning laces are tied tightly once only and left tucked away safely under the Laceeze band. Our prototype has been used in a number of sports, wearing different styles of shoe and on different surfaces.

Laceeze has been created by parents of children who play sport, the bands are made in the UK and can be recycled. A donation is made to Grassroots sport for every pair sold.

(www.laceeze.co.uk) and is a niche product for children(and adults) who play team sports such as soccer and rugby. The product helps prevent shoe laces from coming undone, and it’s price point makes it a great stocking filler. Over 50,000 pairs sold tried and tested in the UK.

If I Weren’t With You Hardcover – Picture Book, 4 April 2017
by Rosie J Pova (Author)

“Mama, if I weren’t born, what would you do?” Willy starts a conversation with mama Bear while he’s on the move, acting like a natural youngster. In a series of simple and direct questions, the bear cub seeks and receives his mother’s reassurance of love and security as the two take a walk in the forest. Mama Bear uses imagery of the forest to communicate her feelings to her cub.

Review
“A sweet bedtime tale reminiscent of “Guess How Much I Love You?” that explores important themes of fear and loss in a gentle and accessible way.” Karla Valenti

“This sweet lyrical story, reminiscent of The Runaway Bunny, will delight children as well as adults. When little Willy asks Mama Bear what she would do if he weren’t here his mom responds using comparative poetry expressing her vast love for him.” –Claire Lordon, Author and Illustrator of Lorenzo, the Pizza-Loving Lobster

About the Author
Rosie J. Pova is a prolific children’s writer, a wife and a mother of three. Ever since childhood, Rosie has had a passion for writing and has been fascinated with the power of words. She has written essays, short stories and poetry in Bulgarian and French as a young girl, but as a grown-up, her writing gave way to family, jobs and just life. In 2004, she revisited her love for writing, a few years after becoming a mom. Rosie is originally from Bulgaria now living in Texas with her husband and three kids. She writes primarily for children of all age groups, as well as poetry. Some of her poems have appeared in literary magazines such as Poetry Quarterly, Burningword Literary Journal, Haiku Journal and more. Through the ups and downs of the writer’s life, today, Rosie is grateful to be able to create stories in English, connect with the community of fellow writers and also read, learn, and improve her craft daily. She dreams of inviting many readers into her make-believe worlds and hopes to touch their hearts with her words. Rosie J. Pova is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of the Corvisiero Literary Agency. www.rosiejpova.com

Philip grew up in Carson City, Nevada, and drew mountains, volcanoes, planets, and dinosaurs from a very young age. His biggest inspiration was Disney’s Fantasia. Philip graduated from Academy of Art University in San Francisco in 2016, with a Bachelor’s Degree of Illustration. He does a wide variety of artwork, from digital icons, to comics and storybooks!

Sarah’s Song by Rosie J Pova

Sarah searches for the perfect song to sing to her grandma–one that will make her well so they can share music and dance together again, just like they used to do. Sarah practices every day and tries different songs, but Grandma isn’t getting better and the cane she’s started using is not going away. Will Sarah find the perfect song? And could her song work in an unexpected way?

Review
“Sarah’s Song is a touching tale about a young girl who loves to sing and dance with her grandma. When moving and crooning become difficult for Grandma, Sarah comes up with a perfect way for the two of them to continue sharing special musical moments. Sweet and tender, Sarah’s Song helps children understand that while aging may change grandparent relationships, grandmas and grandpas are always with us in our heart.”
– Anitra Rowe Schulte, writer and book blogger

“Sarah’s relationship with her grandma changes as Grandma ages and can no longer do some of their favorite activities. Sarah wants things to go back to the way they were, but of course that’s not possible. In this kind and affectionate story, Sarah figures out how to tweak a family tradition to keep her connection with her grandma strong.”

– Laura Purdie Salas, author of Meet My Family! Animal Babies and Their Families, laurasalas.com

About the Author
Rosie J. Pova is an award-winning children’s author and poet who is fascinated with the power of words and passionate about sharing her stories with readers. She hopes to engage, entertain, encourage and excite children with memorable characters and uplifting tales.

Rosie enjoys doing school visits to inspire kids to read and write more, be their best and dream big! She’s available for speaking engagements and can be found at: www.rosiejpova.com

About the Illustrator
Emma Allen is an Illustrator from Kent, England. Emma loves to recreate the magic of childhood with her paintbrush and illustrating whimsical scenes of children in the great outdoors, often in the company of animals, is a real passion. After working for years in acrylic Emma recently made the move to watercolor and has never looked back! After studying at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London Emma went into a career in magazine production, and then changed direction after the birth of her daughter to follow her dream of becoming an Illustrator. Emma gained a Distinction in ‘Illustrating Children’s Books’ from the London Art College and also achieved the ‘Student of the Year’ award. Some of Emma’s recent clients include Stoneworks Education Ltd, The Story Corner Ltd, Cocolivo, My Mother’s Love and The Wild Tomorrow Fund. Emma is thrilled to be working with Clear Fork Publishing.

BOOK: Sunday Rain Hardcover – by Rosie J. Pova (Author), Amariah Rauscher (Illustrator)

An imaginative adventure for any child hoping to make a new friend, and for when a new place doesn’t yet feel like home.

See more and buy @ :- https://www.amazon.com/Sunday-Rain-Rosie-J-Pova/dp/1911373978/

Elliott has just moved into a new house. He spends his days with his fictional friends, immersed in a book. When an inviting Sunday rain gathers the local kids to play in the puddles, Elliott longs to join in, but he’s too shy to go outside. Soon, Elliott discovers that new friendships are like a new book―you just have to plunge into the adventure.

“While a storm rages on the other side of the ship curtains at his bedroom window, Elliott buries himself in a book. A princess endlessly fights a dragon and a watercolor sea keeps ‘swallowing the royal boat,’ with Elliott at the helm. Later, he peeks out shyly at two puddle-jumping children on the sidewalk. ‘Make some friends while I finish unpacking,’ his mother urges. He joins them with a toy boat. Soon the S.S. Elliott is life-size, the puddles are an ocean and the dragon is a kite. Elliott’s new house feels like home.”―The New York Times Book Review, 8 Picture Books about Imagination and Identity

“The imagination-fueled adventures will restore your faith in the kindness of kids”―Parents Magazine, 5 Parents-Approved Children’s Books to Read Right Now

“A quiet, sweet story blending common themes of moving, imagination, and friendship”―Kirkus Reviews

“A gorgeous book demonstrating perfectly, with understanding and empathy, the importance of gentle encouragement to face our fears and the positive effects which result from leaping right into life and right into those glorious, rainy day puddles!”―Book Monsters

“Moving may be hard, but new places can offer friendly guides to worlds of adventure, if we’re brave enough to seek them out!”―Jennifer Broedel, children’s author

Manly Man Co. Tactical Xmas Stocking and Bacon Scented Gift Wrapping Paper for Christmas Gifts For Him

Personalized Tactical Christmas Stocking and Bacon Scented Gift Wrapping Paper For Him

Personalized Tactical Christmas Stocking


These tactical Christmas stockings can be re-purposed as magazine drop pouches and are MOLLE-style which is used to define the current generation of load-bearing equipment used by the U.S. military
and other NATO members i.e. covered with rows of heavy-duty nylon loops that you can attach pretty much anything to. It comes with a personalized leather name patch.

Stocking Features:
• Size 17” x 11.5”
• Material 600D heavy-duty nylon
• Personalized leather patch
• Smooth durable extra layer inside
• Rubber carry handle
• Vertical zippered opening
• Mini pouch with closure
• 3 D-rings
• MOLLE webbing
• heavy-duty handle and 2 swivel carabiners
• Velcro loop for patches

Bacon Scented Gift Wrapping Paper


Before you open your gifts, you will be thrilled by this bacon-scented wrapping paper.
Who can resist the delicious aroma of bacon? This ultimate Scratch and Smell gift wrapping paper is available in 30″ wide rolls of 8′ long.
Simply scratch and smell to release the majestic aroma of freshly cooked bacon.

Both can be found:/manlymanco.com/collections/holiday-gifts-for-men

Black Friday Deal:

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Discount: 25%
Promo Valid: Nov-26-2021 to Dec-11-2021

The Basics of Diving
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About Me. Hi, I´m Natascha. For the moment now I live somewhere in Germany. I have had over 14 years of background in the international finance and banking industry where I successfully established new organizational working practices in several international teams, set up governance frameworks, introduced new tools, and transferred knowledge to employees to enable them to successfully meet …
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A Crash Course in Clay Modelin

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Ceramics- a crash course | Learned.Live
This course will teach you all the basic techniques of modelling, building and designing simple ceramics objects.
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Impromptu Street Magic

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About Me British born, Canadian raised, now permanently living in the UK, Celebrity Personality Ravi Mayar has performed and taught his fantastic skills in close up Magic, Hypnotism and Pickpocket trickery to an array of people across 3 different continents for over 45 nationalities.
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Learned.Live launched in November 2020 and was developed by online teaching professional Jonathan Reynolds (CEO) to address the growing global appetite for live online learning with the mission to ‘be the world’s favourite learning platform’. The site was designed with community in mind and focuses on live, social interaction and supports courses for adult learners that can be accessed in real time with instant feedback from teachers. The platform gives learners the opportunity to access expertise across a vast array of subjects from management skills to mindfulness, job searching to juggling, cookery to creative writing.

With Portable North Pole, Parents Get Santa on Speed Dial with
FREE, and Personalised Santa Videos, Calls and 70+ Different Messages

With the festive season now here, The #1 Santa app globally Portable North Pole (PNP) website
and mobile app brings the magic of Christmas to almost any device in the palm of our hand.

Parents can watch their children’s faces light up with PNP one-of-a-kind personalised messages from Santa,
complete with interactive scenarios and adventures. And it can all be done in just a few clicks.

DWNTWN Run Bra, www.dwntwn.run
This item is great for women who are active. The DWNTWN Run Bra is a revolutionary new sports bra featuring 3 strategically-placed pockets to stash your phone, cards, keys, AirPods, mask, chap stick, and other small essentials. While the bra was built specifically for runners, the bra also crosses over nicely to gym-goers, hikers, walkers, travelers, and any woman on-the-go. The bra features high-end Italian performance fabrics; water-repellant phone pocket; a soft, cozy feel and flattering fit. Founded by a former Nike Designer, DWNTWN Run Co. merges function and style for the modern female runner.
Web Site: www.dwntwn.run

My Bear Jeff

A great toy for kids that gives back, perfect for the holidays, is My Bear Jeff.. The founder, Rachel Cohen, has a great story that can provide a valuable lesson of giving as well as getting during the holiday season. The bear can serve as a stocking stuffer or a perfect gift for kids.
This special teddy bear benefits kids in trauma. When anyone purchases this specially designed teddy bear a child in need will receive one as well at no extra cost..
Jeffs are specially designed based on the traumatic experience of Cohen.
Cohen’s love of teddy bears began at age four as she suffered through her own trauma. Born with a heart defect, Cohen went through a rare procedure and it appeared her life expectancy was going to be short.

The night before surgery her family even took family pictures of her because they didn’t know if she was going to live through the experience or face long term issues.
Cohen, now 30 years-old, says what helped get her through it, and inspired her life, were her teddy bears, holding them close to her heart. She wants the same experience for other young children who need to feel safe and secure.
My Bear Jeff is named after the teddy bear Cohen held tight during those times noting that the name “Jeff” actually means “peace.” It features a heart on the chest plus a name tag for kids to name their own bear..
The website is mybearjeff.com.

Organic Aromas Wonderful Nebulizing Diffusers.

A powerful aromatherapy tool, they do not use heat or water. With so many designs and colors, they are the perfect gift to enhance wellness and health. See more information @ :- https://organicaromas.com/collections/nebulizing-diffusers-for-aromatherapy

Please visit www.organicaromas.com for all the latest designs!

Experience the life-changing benefits of aromatherapy with these unique nebulizing essential oil diffusers.

“Relaxing in all walks of life is so important… whether that be after a tough rough n tumble game of rugby or you know working in offices in the city centre… once i get home there are times when i just switch off from it all and switch on my diffuser. Even if there are friends or family calling to socialise i often have my diffuser working in the background and it allows us all to relax and have a much better conversation….

Organic Aromas also have a continuous series of wonderful offers on their sites and promoted through their social media where people can get great reductions on their prices!

Aromatherapy is known to have real world impacts on health. Its organic and the aromas are amazing with people smelling a scent that actually relaxes them ….

Enjoy … very best wishes InTouch Rugby Editor-On-Assignment !

Ortus hats are designed with wide brims to not only protect the wearer from the sun, but to also act as a stylish accessory piece.

For the fashion-conscious that know and love hats, we have numerous weave patterns and colour palettes that will excite and exhilarate. For newcomers to hats, we have plenty of options to choose from to match the personality of the one you are gifting to. The Ortus hat truly looks great on faces of all shapes.

They are a mood changer and confidence booster that will be an instant favourite. The finely handmade Ortus panama-styled hat, worn well, will give the most casual attire a transformative rakish, debonair look. The distinguished style will show the confident character and fashion sense of the wearer, which will draw attention to them and separate them from the rest of the crowd.

Dressed up and finely finished with a grosgrain band, you can’t go wrong with this gift idea. It will top off everything from beach to city looks with flair.

Ortus hats are designed to be the statement piece.

Website is www.ortusfashion.com

Billy Tannery, an independent British leather company with a truly innovative sustainable edge.

www.billytannery.co.uk

After discovering that thousands of goatskins were going to waste from the food industry, Billy Tannery’s two co-founders set out to find a renewable solution. Now their small-batch tannery based in the Midlands turns fully traceable, premium goat leather into beautiful handcrafted bags and accessories for men and women, including their best selling ‘Gote’ tote bag and signature range of leather pouches. All of which come with free shipping and lifetime repair guarantee.

A selection of products loved by our male audience include:

The Key Wrap £35
The perfect gift for the man who has everything! Upgrade your keyring to our British goat leather key wrap. Stop your keys from jangling in your pocket or scratching your tech, all while looking fantastic in five colour options. Comfortably fits up to five keys with gunmetal studs for easy closing and opening. Made from bark tanned leather that ages beautifully with use for a truly durable gift.
The Key Wrap

The Refillable Journal £95
Our new A5 leather notebook with refillable pages made from recycled leather fibres. The award-winning paper replaces 25% of the wood pulp with leftover leather fibres and is totally biodegradable. The result is beautifully textured paper with visible fibres that is a joy to write on. The paper refills are cut, sewn and bound to fit perfectly into our leather journal.
The Journal

The Cardholder £65
The only wallet you’ll ever need. Our minimalist leather cardholder, for those who like to keep things simple. A slim, unisex wallet handmade in Britain using our premium goat leather. Guaranteed to never peel and only get better with age. Comfortably fit up to 6 cards and a few folded notes in a choice of five colours.
The Cardholder

Find more sustainable gifts at www.billytannery.co.uk

Les Mills – the group exercise giant, famous for BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT, BODYBALANCE – globally has its on demand platform, Les Mills + (£12.95 per month), but also sells its own equipment. This is the equipment that some gyms use globally too, as its specialist SMART-TECH gear, aimed at making your Les Mills workout more efficient! A couple of examples below for you.

The SMARTBAND™ and SMARTBAND EXTREME™ are durable and functional resistance bands that have redefined resistance training.
The bands are available for £35.00 and can be purchased from Les Mills

The TOTAL BODY REINVENTION PACK which includes everything you need for a Les Mills class, including:
• SMARTBAR barbell (x1)
• 1kg weights plates (x2)
• 2.5kg weight plates (x2)
• 5kg weight plates (x2)
• SMARTBAND™
• SMARTSTEP™
• MBX MAT™
• Bonus 12 week workout calendar

Available to be purchased from Les Mills for £560 (was £670)
Ten Health & Fitness, London’s award-winning premium Pilates brand and the only studio brand to bridge the gap between the fitness and medical sector, has launched TEN BOUTIQUE (boutique.ten.co.uk), its own online Athleisure, healthcare equipment and wellness store. For example, Ten’s Pilates ring (also known as a magic circle) are commonly used in Pilates to add intensity to floor exercises.

The Pilates ring is available for £26.00 and can be purchased at Ten Boutique
Another item featured on the boutique and a key essential for all gym goers are its resistance loop bands – available in a range of colours. The bands can be purchased for £4.00 at Ten Boutique

WellnessTV from MoreYoga
To ensure it had an offering to meet the needs of the ever-growing number of yogis looking for an ‘at-home’ workout, London’s largest yoga studio brand has expanded its virtual offering to launch a holistic health hub called MoreYoga Wellness TV. Borne out of a passion to support its customers through the pandemic in a meaningful way, MoreYoga created this online platform in the bid to make yoga and mental wellness accessible and affordable for everyone, not just the elite. Through MoreYoga Wellness TV, customers can gain access to:
– A growing library of 1000+ On-Demand classes with 40+ new videos added each week
– A timetable of weekly LIVE classes filmed in-studio for an authentic experience
– Specialist Mind: Mental Health content
– Breathwork, Tapping and spirituality focused sessions
– Financial Wellness from expert advisers
– A range of community-led initiatives from local charities and experts
MoreYoga is currently offering a 50% discount on monthly memberships

Looking for some gifting ideas this Christmas, Abbott Lyon’s personalised name necklaces and braceletts have got you covered.

Completely bespoke to you, every exclusive name necklace and bracelet is carefully handmade to order and covered under their 2 year Quality Promise. With a range of chains and styles to choose from, including Chloe Burrow’s new collection, create a personalised signature accessory for yourself or someone special.

Abbott Lyon is the leading online British jewellery and accessories brand loved by those who seek affordable luxury. Favoured by influencers and celebrities such as Paige Turley, Finley Tapp, Georgia Kousoulou and Olivia Attwood, it’s a wonderful choice for gifting this Christmas.

The full range can be found here www.abbottlyon.com/collections/name-jewellery.

Flower & White… the lighter brighter way to enjoy irresistible chocolatey meringue treats! flowerandwhite.co.uk

Vegetarian & gluten free
Free next day delivery (orders placed Mon – Thurs before 2pm)

Creators and bakers of exceptional handcrafted meringues. Find out more at www.flowerandwhite.co.uk

TowelUp©… Have you ever experienced your bath or beach towel falling down at the wrong moment? Time to http://towelup.co.uk/

Would you like to walk from the shower to the wardrobe without losing your towel?

Would you like to be in the changing room of the gym with your hands free to dry your hair and do your make up?

If the answer to this or any other towel dropping moments is yes, then look no further. TowelUp© will keep your towel securely in place for as long as you need it to and costs just £3.99 for one or £6.99 for two + 73p P&P. It simply slides over where you wrap your towel around you body and hey presto you are ready to move around!

See more & buy at :- http://towelup.co.uk/

Give the gift of healthy hair this Christmas with Kent Brushes, the Royal Warrant holder for nine consecutive reigns and crafter of the finest hairbrushes for nearly 250 years. kentbrushes.com

Kent Brushes Christmas Gift Guide

Let’s take a closer look:

WOMEN

For the glossy one
Pure Flow Vented Oval Cushion Bristle Nylon Mix Hairbrush (LPF1) £ 24.00
https://kentbrushes.com/products/pure-flow-vented-oval-cushion-bristle-nylon-mix-hairbrush-lpf1

Whether you’re looking for a naturally polished look or one of the most relaxing experiences of your life, this wooden vented hairbrush is perfect for short to mid-length hair and is ideal for quick drying, smoothing and finishing. The innovative vented design maximises airflow and minimises blow drying time whilst the finest bristle nylon mix leaves hair with a healthy shine.

For the styled one
Pure Flow Large Vented 35mm Bristle Nylon Mix Round Brush (LPF5) £26.00
https://kentbrushes.com/products/pure-flow-large-vented-35mm-bristle-nylon-mix-round-brush-lpf5


Perfect for medium to long hair, this large vented round brush leaves hair bouncy, polished and full of life. Made from FSC™ certified natural wood and filled with a bristle nylon mix, the Pure Flow Large Vented 35mm Round Brush is ideal for creating volume, soft curls and a fast, gentle and effective blow dry.

For a little self-care
Shampoo and Scalp Massage Brush in Purple (SH1 PUR) £5.00
https://kentbrushes.com/products/shampoo-and-scalp-massage-brush-in-purple-sh1-pur
The perfect brush for stimulating the scalp and hair shaft, making hair feel fuller.

For the animal lover
Pebble Detangling Hedgehog Brush (PHOG) £7.50
https://kentbrushes.com/products/pebble-detangling-hedgehog-brush-phog
This pocket size travel brush is super cute and perfect for young and old alike. Fabulous for gently detangling and smooth out hair in a flash.

For the makeup obsessed
Essentials 5 Makeup Gift Set (GIFT SET 30 MAKE UP) £21.00
https://kentbrushes.com/products/essentials-5-makeup-brush-gift-set-gift-set-30-make-up
Kent Brushes signature selection of five essential make up brushes. Each brush comes with its onwn reusable travel pouch and how to guide. The brushes are made using the highest quality materials, including soft natural hair to apply powder and advanced synthetic fibres to apply liquid and cream.

MEN

For the bearded one
Men’s Finest Beard Brush (BRD7) £25.00
https://kentbrushes.com/products/mens-finest-beard-brush-brd7


Made in England, this new wooden brush is filled with the finest natural bristle and fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. Ideal for short to medium length beards, it performs to the highest of barbershop standards by stimulating the hairs and circulating natural oils leaving you with a clean, shiny and conditioned beard. Suitable on even the most sensitive of faces.

For the one that kept his lockdown hair
Pure Flow Bristle Nylon Mix Military Style Brush (LPF3) £24.00
https://kentbrushes.com/products/pure-flow-bristle-nylon-mix-military-style-brush-lpf3


Good multi-tasker for hair and beard – it also gets through bigger beards
Crafted using Kent Brushes bristle nylon mix, the Pure Flow wooden military brush is a modern take on the traditional men’s military-style brush and has been made to ensure the best possible results for daily brushing. A great multi-tasker for hair and beard this brush leaves hair revitalised with a smooth, polished finish.

For the groomed one
Handmade 112mm Comb with Leather Tab and Case (NU22 CASE) £9.50
https://kentbrushes.com/products/handmade-112mm-comb-with-leather-tab-and-case-fine-hair-nu-22-case
This smart pocket comb with leather case makes it perfect for good hair on the go.

For the clean shaven one
Medium Synthetic Ivory White Shaving Brush (BK4S) £35.00
https://kentbrushes.com/products/medium-synthetic-ivory-white-shaving-brush-bk4s


Introducing Kent’s ivory white BK4S synthetic shaving brush – the traditional shave for the modern era. This new brush provides a superior shaving experience and in addition, with the brand’s modern new packaging, it would also make a wonderful Christmas gift for the modern man. Handcrafted in England.

For the one who likes a traditional shave
Dark Oak Shaving Bowl with Luxury Shaving Soap (SB6) £26.50
https://kentbrushes.com/products/dark-oak-shaving-bowl-with-luxury-shaving-soap-sb6
Ideal for those who prefer a wet shave, indulge in this shaving bowl with luxurious soap. A fern like fragrance that leaves skin moisturised and supple all packaged up in this beautiful wooden bowl.

CHILDREN

For the nature lover
Pebble Detangling Ladybug Brush (PBUG) £7.50
https://kentbrushes.com/products/pebble-detangling-ladybug-brush-pbug
The fun Ladybug Pebble hairbrush is the ideal brush for smooth, beautifully tamed hair on-the-go. Suitable for use on both wet and dry locks, it sits perfectly in the palm of the hand and will gently glide through hair and banish those knots in no time.

For the school bag
Mini Woodyhog Small Beechwood Wooden Quill Hairbrush (KB MINI W/HOG) £10.50
https://kentbrushes.com/products/mini-woodyhog-small-beechwood-wooden-quill-hairbrush-kb-mini-woodyhog
The Mini WoodyHog hairbrush us versatile for all the family, whether in the home, handbag or sports bag. Made from Beechwood, with an air cushioned head to protect the scalp from damage and wooden quills to gently glide through knots in no time.

BABY

For baby on the go
Kent Baby Soft Bristle Beechwood Brush with Canvas Travel Pouch (BA29) £14.50
https://kentbrushes.com/products/kent-baby-soft-bristle-beechwood-brush-with-canvas-travel-pouch-ba29
This beautifully crafted beechwood baby brush has been filled with the finest soft natural bristle. The soft bristle is specially cut to help distribute natural oils and stimulate baby’s scalp. Ideal for baby’s hair to encourage growth and shine. The canvas travel pouch will help keep baby’s brush clean and is perfect for parents on the go.

For the bedtime routine
Tortoiseshell Effect Soft Natural Bristle Baby Brush and Comb Set (BA30) £20
https://kentbrushes.com/products/tortoiseshell-effect-soft-natural-bristle-baby-brush-and-comb-set-ba30
Kent Brushes Baby tortoiseshell effect brush promotes hair growth, massages baby’s scalp and will have a calming and soothing effect on your little one. The soft natural bristle is specially cut to help distribute natural oils and stimulate baby’s scalp. The handmade comb has rounded teeth, ensuring a smooth and comfortable combing experience. Ideal for baby’s hair to encourage growth and shine.

HELP A LOCAL HERO BRING A COMPLETE CHRISTMAS HOME

• Nationwide search for six local heroes to win a complete Christmas is launched by wilko
• Winners will receive £3K of christmas goodies, including decorations, gifts, cookware and all of the little winning essentials a family needs when decking the halls and enjoying the festive season
• Home and garden retailer is asking the nation to nominate locals who have done something good for their area to receive this cracking Christmas prize
• Nominees could be anything from frontline workers to unpaid carers, community volunteers to emergency service operators
• Charity partners Alzheimer’s Society, Save the Children and Teenage Cancer Trust will join judging panel and three of the winners will reflect the amazing community work of these organisations

Home and garden retailer wilko is launching a nationwide search for six deserving individuals to win their entire Christmas, including presents, for free, as a thank you for their hard work throughout the unsettled period of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The six winners of the business’ Bring Home Christmas competition will each receive a tailored prize package worth £3,000, complete with everything from decorations to dinnerware, pressies to pet toys, giftwrap to Christmas day goodies and all of the essentials in-between that are needed for a successful festive celebration. They’ll even receive a whole host of festive food and even £500 worth of wilko gift vouchers for anything else on their family’s Christmas lists this year.

All of the items will be delivered and wilko’s team of festive helpers will even install all of the decorations.

In particular, the retailer is keen for the winners to reflect the work of its Together for Families charity programme partners – and three of the six winners will be selected by these good causes, comprising Alzheimer’s Society, Save the Children and Teenage Cancer Trust.

To enter, simply send a short email to wilkopo@wearebrazenpr.com, listing why someone in your area or life deserves an extra special Christmas. Please also include:

• The person’s name, age and location
• Whether the amazing work they undertook was paid or unpaid
• If they’re related in any way, contribute to or directly benefit from the services provided a wilko charity partner Alzheimer’s Society, Save the Children or Teenage Cancer Trust
• And anything else that made them a standout figure throughout the pandemic

When it comes to reasons for the nomination, It could be that the person worked tirelessly as an unpaid carer for a family member with dementia, dished up and provided school dinners for low income families, remained positive in the face of adversity on a cancer ward – or anything else that made a real impact for local communities, a family or even one person in real need. Whatever the good work, be it professional or voluntary, front line or from home, wilko wants to hear about it.

Jerome Saint-Marc, CEO at wilko, comments: “We’re so excited to work alongside our Together for Families charity partners to get started on spreading some festive cheer for six hardworking people who went above and beyond to be helpful during the pandemic, which has touched everyone’s lives but particularly impacted upon those whose working or personal lives were already incredibly challenging.

“We can’t wait to bring Christmas home for our winners, helping them to tick off every festive job they have as well as delivering a few little surprises. We fully expect to hear inspiring and heartwarming stories from communities nationwide and I’m sure whittling the entries down to six incredible individuals will be a hard task; myself and our partners at Alzheimer’s Society, Save the Children and Teenage Cancer Trust can’t wait to start reading the nation’s nominations.”

wilko’s Bring Christmas Home competitions runs from 8th November 2021 until 21st November 2021; please visit www.wilko.com/bring-christmas-home for a full list of competition terms and conditions.

For more information on wilko’s Christmas products or to shop online, please visit wilko.com.

About wilko’s Together for Families programme

Together for Families was established by wilko in 2018 to support households across the UK when they need it most and to tackle some of the key social issues often faced by hard-working families in their everyday lives.

Through the partnership, wilko team members have taken part in a range of fun fundraising activities, from dressing up and sponsored walks to bake-offs and body waxing. Together with customer support, over £2million has been raised. The charities and their work, which wilko will reflect via three of its Bring Christmas Home winners, comprise:

• Alzheimer’s Society; Christmas can be a challenging and isolating time for people affected by dementia and the charity often sees an increased demand for its services after people notice changes in loved ones over the festive period. All year round, Alzheimer’s provides confidential support, help and advice to those affected by dementia
• Save the Children work to unite families and schools, ensuring the UK’s poorest children get the help they need to learn, play and thrive. When they’re safe, well and happy, children see the wonder in everything, their imagination and spirit is what makes Christmas so magical. Save the Children is working to support families so that even more children are able to see the magic this Christmas, because all children deserve the best start in life
• Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to ensuring no young person faces cancer alone by providing specialist nursing support. This Christmas, teenage cancer trust will be there for young people with things that can’t be gift-wrapped. Things like expert care and reassurance from our nurses; time for young people to talk through worries with our amazing Youth Support Coordinators; or the sense of community when we bring young people with cancer together.

ZSL London Zoo launches new shop collection – just in time for Christmas
Exclusive souvenir range available at ZSL

ZSL London Zoo has joined forces with award-winning Illustrator Owen Davey to bring a new collection of souvenirs to animal fans.

Created with sustainability at the heart, the range has keepsakes from a visit to the Zoo, from brightly coloured tote bags, magnets, keyrings, tea towels, mugs to prints to celebrate the animal kingdom – the perfect stocking filler.

The newest collection features brightly illustrated penguins, flamingos, giraffes and lions, all wildlife ZSL is working to protect around the world and in its two Zoos, ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos.

Abbie Taylor, ZSL Buying and Merchandising Manager said; “Knowing the joy a trip to ZSL London Zoo brings to our visitors we wanted to create the perfect mementoes to take home from a day at the Zoo. We’ve used a variety of materials such as recycled cotton, recyclable card and compostable wrapping to craft this beautiful collection for animal fans.

“Our visitors can purchase this collection, and everything in the ZSL Zoo shop or online shop, with the knowledge that their purchase is supporting ZSL’s vital work towards creating a world where wildlife thrives.”

Owen Davey, illustrator said; “I’m so pleased to have created this range of artworks for ZSL, not only because I love illustrating animals, but because the sale of the products will help raise funds for their vital conservation work across the world. It’s great to work with a charity directly involved in champion and preserve our planet’s necessary and wonderful biodiversity.

“I love to learn about the weird and wonderful lives of animals and as an Illustrator, they are an endless source of inspiration for me. I have created many picture books over the years that are specifically focused on animals, and I have even more animal projects in process.”

Customers to the ZSL shop can purchase the beautiful new array of products with the knowledge that their purchase is helping wildlife around the world and supporting international conservation charity, ZSL, efforts to create a world where wildlife thrives.

ZSL’s newest collection is available in store at ZSL London Zoo and online now at shop.zsl.org.

BRITISH BATHTIME MAKES A SPECTACULAR COMEBACK

LONDONERS AND GEORDIES LEAD THE WAY WITH THE RETURN OF THE PLUNGE

• LONDONERS (50%) AND GEORDIES (46%) TAKE THE MOST BATHS
• 25% OF UK BATH-TIMES HAVE A HIP HOP SOUNDTRACK
• MEN (39%) MORE LIKELY TO TAKE A BATH THAN WOMEN (35%)
• 29% PLAY CLASSICAL MUSIC WHILE IN THE BATH
• 50% OF BRITS WANT TO SHARE THEIR BATH WITH ANOTHER PERSON
• PEOPLE IN THE WEST MIDLANDS MOST LIKELY TO SNACK IN THE BATH
• SCARLETT JOHANSSON CELEBRITY WE MOST WANT TO BATH WITH
• SIX OUT OF 10 BRITS READ IN THE BATH
• 44% TAKE SMARTPHONES INTO THE BATH
• 49% BURN CANDLES DURING BATH-TIME
• MEN TWICE AS LIKELY TO EAT IN THE BATH AS WOMEN
• WOMEN TWICE AS LIKELY TYO USE BATH SALTS, BATH OIL, BUBBLE BATH OR BATH CRÈME AS MEN

MORE Brits than ever are taking a bath, new national research* has revealed.

Bathing has become a real event in 2021 with music, books, candles, luxury bath cremes and even our favourite snacks making an appearance, the study by indulgent bath and shower brand, fenjal, has revealed.

Experts say it is the Lockdown effect which has seen the humble bath-time enjoy a resurgence in the UK over Lockdown, after playing second-fiddle to the shower for so many years.

The research shows that 4 out of 10 Brits now take a bath regularly – up from just 20% who say they took a bath before Lockdown.

And the surge in bath-time is down to Brits seeking new ways to relax during the forced isolation of Lockdown. Some 78% of us say the main reason we now take a bath more often is to properly relax and wash away the stresses of the modern day with some precious me-time.

“We sensed there was a surge in the numbers taking baths over lockdown so we conducted research to put some real world perspective around our changing bathing habits,” said fenjal spokeswoman Jen Varley.

“Taking a bath has been the only real opportunity for many to enjoy that ‘me’ time and properly relax both during and since Lockdown.

“The research shows that there has been a clear resurgence in the numbers taking a bath since Lockdown and that habit shows no signs of receding now that Lockdown has eased.”

Fenjal is working with renowned etiquette expert William Hanson on its British bath-time study. William is widely regarded as the UK’s most trusted authority on etiquette and civility. William is also executive director of The English Manner, the UK’s most established etiquette and protocol consultancy.

William said: “There are certain things which modern etiquette dictates we should and shouldn’t do in the bathroom. Playing music, and the choice of that music, as the study reveals, leaves a lot to be desired.

“The fenjal study shows that more than half the nation (53%) plays music in the bathroom when they take a bath.

“Pop music (50%), rock music (30%) and classical (29%) are the favourite musical genres for bath lovers, according to the data. Although, I was somewhat startled to discover that a quarter of bath-times are played out to a soundtrack of hip-hop, with dance music tunes ringing out for 27% of bath lovers during their plunge. Far too vigorous and lively, by my standards.

“The bath has become a haven for many other reasons. It has become a place where people really can take advantage and enjoy some precious ‘me’ time. Six out of 10 bath-times see bath lovers take the time for a spot of reading. Thirty-one per cent read books in the bath, 18% read a Kindle or eReader surrounded by suds and a further 11% regularly read a magazine, newspaper or other publication while they’re bathing in bubbles. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with educating yourself while in the bath.”

As you’d expect in an era where the smartphone rules, those little mobiles also accompany us to the bathroom. Some 44% of Brits take their smartphone into the bath with them, with 11% insisting they never take a bath without their phone to hand.

“Brits have once again fallen in love with just how relaxing bath-time can be, Jen Varley added. “Some 49% of us have candles in the bathroom when we take a bath, according to our research.

“Also, 82% of us use bath salts, bubble bath, bath crème or bath oil in our baths because we know how much more relaxing they make our bathing.”

Some bath-time habits are more unexpected than others, however. Three out of 10 of us now eat our favourite snacks while we’re in the bath. And 14% say they always or regularly eat while in the bath.

Surprisingly, men are more likely to take a bath regularly in 2021 than women. However, according to the data, women are more likely to use bubble bath, bath crème, bath salts or bath oil than men. And most won’t be surprised to discover that men are twice as likely as women to eat in the bath.

While bath-time has traditionally been a solo pursuit, as Brits seek out those special ‘me’ time moments, there’s also been a shift in that movement. While 50% of the nation admits it would only take a bath solo, the other half of the country wants to share its bath-time suds with someone else.

In fact, if Britain had its way, the most popular celebrity to share our bath-times would be Hollywood starlet Scarlett Johansson. While Scarlett was the most voted for celebrity for Brits to share their bath-time with, others including Taylor Swift, Adele, Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt all featured high in the bath-time celebrities list.

So which parts of Britain like to bath the most? London tops the list with 50% of Londoners taking a bath regularly, followed closely by those in the North-East, with 46% regularly taking a bath.

Those in East Anglia are most likely to read in the bath, with 42% taking a book, eReader or magazine into the tub with them.

People living in the West Midlands are most likely to take their smartphone into the bathroom with them – 24% admit it always accompanies their bath-time. They’re also the most likely to eat in the bath, with 23% admitting bath-time is regularly snack time too.

Those living in Yorkshire & the Humber are most likely to use bath salts, bubble bath, bath crème or bath oil in their bath, with 47% admitting it’s a must-have.

William Hanson added: “Some of the results of the fenjal study make me shudder. The bathroom, particularly at bath-time, should be a place of calm and tranquility. Luxurious bath cremes, calming music and candles are all more than permissible. But I’m not sure that the nation truly understands this – according to etiquette, hip hop music, snacking and smartphones have no place in the modern English bathroom.”

Zendō is an all-natural home fragrance brand. We harness the power of nature to help our customers create their very own moments of zen.

We have recently launched with three luxury aromatherapy candles, all of which are sustainably produced using natural plant wax and scented with 100% pure essential oils. All of our candles are hand poured in Surrey and made in small batches.

Our positioning is very much eco-friendly, sustainable, championing nature and all natural ingredients. The 100% pure essential oils that scent our candles provide proven aromatherapy benefits such as reducing stress, anxiety and can even help you relax. We love that our product can make your home smell great but also offer more to customers with benefits that they wouldn’t get from a typical synthetic candle.

Our website is www.ZendoCandles.co.uk

Gift Wild where you’ll find eco-friendly cards and gifts that support conservation. 10% of sales are donated to conservation charities. Hurray!

Their shop is Gift Wild @ www.giftwild.co.uk where they sell eco-friendly cards and gifts that support conservation. Everything is made from recycled paper or organic cotton, sent plastic free and 10% of all sales are donated to conservation!

Their products make brilliant gifts starting from £14.99.

Scrumptious by lucy… Festive brownies delivered to your door! scrumptiousbylucy.com

Festive brownies box

Sheffield based brownies company https://scrumptiousbylucy.com

Festive Box
Christmas is my favourite time of the year! When Halloween is over and the shelves in the supermarkets are getting filled up with sparkly Christmas decorations I get very excited and can’t wait to start my festive baking.

The clocks have just gone back, the nights are getting darker earlier, the Christmas adverts have started and the weather is getting chilly (I hate being cold but I love throwing on loads of layers and being out and about during the Christmas period, its just such a good time of the year and hopefully this year it doesn’t have its restraints

Maybe its just me but brownies always seem to taste better this time of year, maybe it’s the cold, but I love a chocolate overdose. To be honest I have already made my first batch of Mince Pies (and eaten them) and I have of course perfected this year’s festive brownies!
See more and buy @ :- https://www.scrumptiousbylucy.com/product-page/festive-box

All brownies can be gift wrapped and delivered by post anywhere in the UK, they bake a complete range of home made brownies and blondies, including Vegan and Gluten Free flavours.

Scrumptious by Lucy

https://www.scrumptiousbylucy.com

Lucy bakes beautiful gooey, fudgy brownies and blondies, which are perfect gifts for loved ones and most importantly, yourself. Delivery to mainland UK, using DPD within 2 working days.

Get the ultimate edge in an ever-changing world… Discover your potential future alternatives, “Future Vision Your Working Life” by Anne Jirsch & Conor Corderoy

In her most recent publication by Watkins Press Anne Jirsch shares 10 strategies to help you future proof your working life.

Overcome limitations and obstacles….

• Reach your full potential with Future Life Progression Therapy
• Where are you heading? Find your Niche with FLP
• Practical exercises and meditations to help you carve out your ultimate future
• Overcome limitations and obstacles to your perfect future with Anne Jirsch
• How FLP can help you make the right moves.

As the world is accelerating faster than ever, ‘Future Vision Your Working Life,’ adds a new dynamic and perspective to planning your future. Anne gets us thinking beyond our boundaries by sharing ten tools to help us reach our optimum potential, though practical exercises, unique meditations and complete with full case studies.
As we emerge from the recent pandemic, the workplace is forever changing and people are working in more varied environments, with flexible hours zigzagging between home and office. Since the pandemic some struggle to get their lives back on track, while others have had time to reflect and contemplate how they live their lives, what they want and what really matters to them. Are they heading in the right direction? Are they imagining the best possible future for them?

Anne explains: “The world is changing fast: it’s not going to slow down. Whatever your industry, it will change. The key is to anticipate the future and be ahead of the game.”
Future Vision Progression (FLP) is a new business tool designed by Anne Jirsch, the world pioneer in this new technique. A therapy that allows clients to consider their best future self. Currently there are over 2000 practitioners in 20 countries and for Anne her client list includes celebrities from the worlds of television, sport and film.
In this book Anne shares her technique with these 10 tools to give you a distinct advantage, gain a deep insight into yourself and the future you. As Anne takes you through the strategies, she illustrates the techniques with scientific and personal case studies and practical exercises in these deep meditative visualisations. Each chapter will equip you with tools to overcome obstacles and reach your full potential.

About Anne Jirsch

Anne is an international trainer and speaker, but she is best known as an intuitive, leading world pioneer of Future Life Progression (FLP). This technique uses a blend of clinical hypnosis and visualisation to guide clients into their own future to discover their best options regarding life choices. Anne’s FLP training company is now in 20 countries and she is regularly consulted by business leaders, Hollywood directors and politicians for advice.

Anne has appeared on numerous radio shows, having regular slots on Star FM and BBC Radio. She has also appeared on Kuwait morning television, Estonian television and BBC morning news and more recently ‘This Morning’ where she hypnotised celebrity Natalie Cassidy and took her into her future lifetime.

Visit Anne’s website to learn more www.annejirsch.com

MOREi Home Supplies… Laundry & Floor Cleaning Sheets www.mymorei.com

MOREi Laundry Sheets: https://mymorei.com/products/morei%E2%84%A2-laundry-sheets
1. We mainly use active enzymes to gently digest wastes, soils, stains, and malodors so do not destroy the garment’s material
2. They fully dissolve in the wash, and reviews suggest they are just as good as traditional methods.
3. Environmentally friendly no matter in ingredients or the package.

MOREi Floor Cleaning Sheets: https://mymorei.com/products/morei%E2%84%A2-multi-effect-floor-cleaner
1. Developed with a biodegradable enzyme eco-friendly formula
2. Fast-drying formula, can evaporate quickly after dragging the floor
3. The super-concentrated enzyme essence sheets dissolve in water quickly. They are non-toxic and harmless, safe to use around kids and pets.
Would you please take a photo when you receive the products to make sure of the integrity of the products? Of course, we’ll appreciate it if you can take a selfie while holding the products and we will post it on our media outlets.

MOREi Home Supplies

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BRITISH BATHTIME MAKES A SPECTACULAR COMEBACK

LONDONERS AND GEORDIES LEAD THE WAY WITH THE RETURN OF THE PLUNGE

• LONDONERS (50%) AND GEORDIES (46%) TAKE THE MOST BATHS
• 25% OF UK BATH-TIMES HAVE A HIP HOP SOUNDTRACK
• MEN (39%) MORE LIKELY TO TAKE A BATH THAN WOMEN (35%)
• 29% PLAY CLASSICAL MUSIC WHILE IN THE BATH
• 50% OF BRITS WANT TO SHARE THEIR BATH WITH ANOTHER PERSON
• PEOPLE IN THE WEST MIDLANDS MOST LIKELY TO SNACK IN THE BATH
• SCARLETT JOHANSSON CELEBRITY WE MOST WANT TO BATH WITH
• SIX OUT OF 10 BRITS READ IN THE BATH
• 44% TAKE SMARTPHONES INTO THE BATH
• 49% BURN CANDLES DURING BATH-TIME
• MEN TWICE AS LIKELY TO EAT IN THE BATH AS WOMEN
• WOMEN TWICE AS LIKELY TYO USE BATH SALTS, BATH OIL, BUBBLE BATH OR BATH CRÈME AS MEN

MORE Brits than ever are taking a bath, new national research* has revealed.

Bathing has become a real event in 2021 with music, books, candles, luxury bath cremes and even our favourite snacks making an appearance, the study by indulgent bath and shower brand, fenjal, has revealed.

Experts say it is the Lockdown effect which has seen the humble bath-time enjoy a resurgence in the UK over Lockdown, after playing second-fiddle to the shower for so many years.

The research shows that 4 out of 10 Brits now take a bath regularly – up from just 20% who say they took a bath before Lockdown.

And the surge in bath-time is down to Brits seeking new ways to relax during the forced isolation of Lockdown. Some 78% of us say the main reason we now take a bath more often is to properly relax and wash away the stresses of the modern day with some precious me-time.

“We sensed there was a surge in the numbers taking baths over lockdown so we conducted research to put some real world perspective around our changing bathing habits,” said fenjal spokeswoman Jen Varley.

“Taking a bath has been the only real opportunity for many to enjoy that ‘me’ time and properly relax both during and since Lockdown.

“The research shows that there has been a clear resurgence in the numbers taking a bath since Lockdown and that habit shows no signs of receding now that Lockdown has eased.”

Fenjal is working with renowned etiquette expert William Hanson on its British bath-time study. William is widely regarded as the UK’s most trusted authority on etiquette and civility. William is also executive director of The English Manner, the UK’s most established etiquette and protocol consultancy.

William said: “There are certain things which modern etiquette dictates we should and shouldn’t do in the bathroom. Playing music, and the choice of that music, as the study reveals, leaves a lot to be desired.

“The fenjal study shows that more than half the nation (53%) plays music in the bathroom when they take a bath.

“Pop music (50%), rock music (30%) and classical (29%) are the favourite musical genres for bath lovers, according to the data. Although, I was somewhat startled to discover that a quarter of bath-times are played out to a soundtrack of hip-hop, with dance music tunes ringing out for 27% of bath lovers during their plunge. Far too vigorous and lively, by my standards.

“The bath has become a haven for many other reasons. It has become a place where people really can take advantage and enjoy some precious ‘me’ time. Six out of 10 bath-times see bath lovers take the time for a spot of reading. Thirty-one per cent read books in the bath, 18% read a Kindle or eReader surrounded by suds and a further 11% regularly read a magazine, newspaper or other publication while they’re bathing in bubbles. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with educating yourself while in the bath.”

As you’d expect in an era where the smartphone rules, those little mobiles also accompany us to the bathroom. Some 44% of Brits take their smartphone into the bath with them, with 11% insisting they never take a bath without their phone to hand.

“Brits have once again fallen in love with just how relaxing bath-time can be, Jen Varley added. “Some 49% of us have candles in the bathroom when we take a bath, according to our research.

“Also, 82% of us use bath salts, bubble bath, bath crème or bath oil in our baths because we know how much more relaxing they make our bathing.”

Some bath-time habits are more unexpected than others, however. Three out of 10 of us now eat our favourite snacks while we’re in the bath. And 14% say they always or regularly eat while in the bath.

Surprisingly, men are more likely to take a bath regularly in 2021 than women. However, according to the data, women are more likely to use bubble bath, bath crème, bath salts or bath oil than men. And most won’t be surprised to discover that men are twice as likely as women to eat in the bath.

While bath-time has traditionally been a solo pursuit, as Brits seek out those special ‘me’ time moments, there’s also been a shift in that movement. While 50% of the nation admits it would only take a bath solo, the other half of the country wants to share its bath-time suds with someone else.

In fact, if Britain had its way, the most popular celebrity to share our bath-times would be Hollywood starlet Scarlett Johansson. While Scarlett was the most voted for celebrity for Brits to share their bath-time with, others including Taylor Swift, Adele, Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt all featured high in the bath-time celebrities list.

So which parts of Britain like to bath the most? London tops the list with 50% of Londoners taking a bath regularly, followed closely by those in the North-East, with 46% regularly taking a bath.

Those in East Anglia are most likely to read in the bath, with 42% taking a book, eReader or magazine into the tub with them.

People living in the West Midlands are most likely to take their smartphone into the bathroom with them – 24% admit it always accompanies their bath-time. They’re also the most likely to eat in the bath, with 23% admitting bath-time is regularly snack time too.

Those living in Yorkshire & the Humber are most likely to use bath salts, bubble bath, bath crème or bath oil in their bath, with 47% admitting it’s a must-have.

William Hanson added: “Some of the results of the fenjal study make me shudder. The bathroom, particularly at bath-time, should be a place of calm and tranquility. Luxurious bath cremes, calming music and candles are all more than permissible. But I’m not sure that the nation truly understands this – according to etiquette, hip hop music, snacking and smartphones have no place in the modern English bathroom.”

Zendō is an all-natural home fragrance brand. We harness the power of nature to help our customers create their very own moments of zen.

We have recently launched with three luxury aromatherapy candles, all of which are sustainably produced using natural plant wax and scented with 100% pure essential oils. All of our candles are hand poured in Surrey and made in small batches.

Our positioning is very much eco-friendly, sustainable, championing nature and all natural ingredients. The 100% pure essential oils that scent our candles provide proven aromatherapy benefits such as reducing stress, anxiety and can even help you relax. We love that our product can make your home smell great but also offer more to customers with benefits that they wouldn’t get from a typical synthetic candle.

Our website is www.ZendoCandles.co.uk

Humankind Unwind the place where you can give the gift of feeling good. www.humankindunwind.com

Whether that’s a self care treat like our bath bombs or our VERY popular… Shower Steamers… the bath bomb for your shower! Great for when you have no time for a long luxurious bath but are in need of a bit of a treat. Turn your shower into a scented self care experience. Each one has a scent blend to give your shower the kind of boost you desire….

About Humankind Unwind
Humankind Unwind began a few years after I became chronically ill with fibromyalgia. It forces me to slow down and rest whether I think I ‘should’ or not. You see, I had a habit of prioritising what I thought ‘should’ be done before I would relax. I had NO list of what I ‘should’ do to look after myself.

I know now it’s okay to rest. There’s no need to ‘earn’ it with productivity. Rest can be productive. I want to help others that want to stop ticking off their to-do lists at the expense of their self-care.

Lots of little reminders helped me: post-it notes on my mirror, notes in my bag, my fabulous filofax had a section for things I wanted to remember. The problem was I wasn’t always standing in front of my mirror or with my bag or near my filofax when I needed a reminder. I wanted subtle reminders that I could wear, see and use every day.

Post Workout Shower Steamers
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Need Revitalised?
https://humankindunwind.com/products/5x-aromatherapy-shower-steamer-80g-revitalise

What about a shower to give you a Kick Start?
https://humankindunwind.com/products/5x-aromatherapy-shower-steamer-80g-kick-start

Got a big day ahead? Try the Focus Booster
https://humankindunwind.com/products/5x-aromatherapy-shower-steamer-80g-focus-booster

Or enjoy Steamy Shower
https://humankindunwind.com/products/5x-aromatherapy-shower-steamer-80g-steamy-shower

Or do you love a relaxing shower before bed? Our Deep Sleep Steamers are the perfect way to wind down…
5 Shower Bombs

Humankind Unwind is all about using your time wisely so you can enjoy more time to unwind. So let us help you as the gift giver as well as the gift receiver.

Let us take the hassle out of gift giving with beautifully pre wrapped and affordable gift sets.
Gift Wrapped Gifts Less Than £20

Feeling good can come from exploring your passions. I have beautiful leather embossed notebooks to use as a journal, diary, sketchpad, adventure planner or whatever you fancy. We have gift worthy notebooks of all sizes and prices to suit everyone on your Christmas list.

Notebooks

We have little pocket sized ones
MINI 4×3" BLANK Pages Leather Notebook

Do you know someone who wants to write a story? This slim leather notebook is embossed with the words “If there is a story in you”. It can fit in a handbag or jacket pocket so they can jot notes down whenever inspiration strikes…
https://humankindunwind.com/products/handmade-leather-journal-if-a-story-is-in-you-green-80-pages

Or what about a book to plan your family adventures…
https://humankindunwind.com/products/handmade-leather-journal-our-family-adventure-book

Or a bucket list book, to inspire someone to tick off those things they really want to do in life….
https://humankindunwind.com/products/handmade-leather-journal-my-bucket-list-book-brown-80-pages

Or what about a 200page journal style book with 7 chakra stones (other options available too)
Leather Chakra Stone Notebook (6×9") Lined Paper

Humnakind also sell personalised, affordable and eco-friendly jewellery like this one for the anxiety sufferer. You can’t always be there to reassure them but this bracelet might just be the reminder they need, when anxiety strikes

https://humankindunwind.com/products/your-anxiety-is-lying-to-you-bracelet-engraved-secret-message-bracelet-inspirational-mental-health-cuff-encouragement-bracelet-gift-474143839

Or what about a gift for a proud mama bear?
https://humankindunwind.com/products/mama-bear-engraved-bracelet-personalized-engraved-gift-gift-for-mom-mama-bear-family-gift-mothers-day-gift-cuff-bracelet-rose-gold-silver-1478565413

It can be personalised with as many cubs as you want

Keep the names of your loved ones close to your heart with this beautiful and very modern necklace
https://humankindunwind.com/products/custom-name-coordinates-vertical-bar-necklace-personalized-gift-mom-baby-name-necklace-rose-gold-3d-bar-necklace-sister-gift-custom-message-837004466

Finally, for an extra sentimental touch you could choose from one of my Handwriting Engraved Gifts. We can engrave a message from you, a drawing from a child or some writing from a loved one who has now passed on.

We have a Handwriting Mens Bracelets
https://humankindunwind.com/products/bracelet-for-him-342888711

and

https://humankindunwind.com/products/handwriting-engraved-twisted-leather-bracelet-548423866

Or this necklace for women
https://humankindunwind.com/products/actual-own-handwriting-necklace-804312924

Or this bracelet for women
https://humankindunwind..com/products/handwriting-hearts-forever-bracelet-purple-1261006687

Or how about this photo frame for everyone in the house to enjoy
https://humankindunwind.com/products/handwriting-engraving-photo-frame-1309544601?_pos=1&_psq=photo&_ss=e&_v=1.0

Sleep Wellbeing Package
The Sleep Wellbeing Package is a bundle of a 30 minute consultation with a Sleep Posture Expert and a sleep posture pillow, so you can quite literally gift better quality of sleep.

It’s available here in the UK: https://www.levitex.co.uk/product/sleep-wellbeing-package/
And here in the US: https://www.levitexsleep.com/product/sleep-wellbeing-package/

For gardening enthusiasts, one of Christow’s Greenhouses is perfect for protecting flowers and plants from the season’s elements and its push-fit design makes the cover both easy to assemble and portable. A Garden Potting Table is the perfect gift for green-fingered parents or friends to elevate their gardening. For those lacking green fingers, Christow has a range of natural-looking Artificial Plants to brighten any wintery indoor or outdoor space, with stems made from natural wood and lush green leaves made from easy-clean polyester for a lifelike appearance.

The double skin tent is perfect for group or family trips as it has two double bedrooms, a communal area and a sunshade entrance. For the friend or partner who loves trying the latest craze, Portofino 10ft SUP Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board is perfect, supporting a max weight of 120kg whilst still remaining lightweight.

For young people or those wanting a new hobby Core Balance’s Weighted Hula Hoops is the ideal gift. The smooth hoop is comfortable to use, allowing for a longer workout and increased calorie burn. The Adjustable Ankle & Wrist Weights are the ultimate present for fitness fanatics to sculpt and tone the legs, glutes and arms. For that friend, family member or partner you’re not sure what to get, the Core Balance Massage Gun is the perfect present. The massage tool has six interchangeable massage heads designed to target every muscle group and includes 5-speed settings to alter the intensity of the massage. With fantastic reviews for a more affordable price than competitors, the massage gun is a winning gift for any loved one.

Christow’s decorations

Christow has a wide range of Christmas lights and decorations to make the home look magical for the festive season, all for affordable costs. From Cotton Light Up Christmas Presents to gorgeous natural-looking Artificial Christmas Trees and Wire Frame Christmas Lights to transform the front of your home into a winter wonderland.

Christow offers products that can be flaunted in and out of the home. For that warm Christmas glow of a roaring fire on a cold winter’s night, the Christmas Fire Guards are the perfect option. Not only are they the best way to make the home more festive but they are a very safe alternative to prevent pets or children from getting too close to the flames.

Give your outdoor area a magical makeover, the White Wire Reindeer Family, are the ideal decoration, available at £149.99. The white wireframe lights have a three-dimensional design in the shape of a family of reindeers which are elegantly illuminated by ice white LEDs. To really top off a perfect Christmas season, attach some season sparkle to your pots or pathways, the Small Candy Cane Pathway Lights sold in a set of four, have attachable stakes so that you can easily pop them into the ground, radiating your front garden and creating your dream display.

The Tare Shop is a package-free coffee shop and bulk store. As the first package-free store in Halifax, we provide alternatives to over-packaged food, household, and personal items.

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Founded by Kate Pepler in October 2018, with locations in central Halifax and downtown Dartmouth, The Tare Shop aims to reduce barriers and encourage more sustainable living.

You are able to grab your coffee, groceries, beauty supplies and more, all package-free. We also host engaging community events such as workshops and lectures.

Like any great idea, The Tare Shop was born out of a burning need and desire to do better.. As a certified B Corp, we will constantly strive to improve our score and will reapply for the certification every 3 years.

For the film buff…
Guillermo Del Toro

With two new films – Nightmare Alley and Pinocchio set to be released later this year, our tome on one of the most imaginative directors working in cinema today, couldn’t be more timely.

For the armchair traveller…
Let’s Get Lost

Make someone’s dream of getting away from it all (while staying firmly in their armchair) come true with this unique collection of epic landscape photography, from 21 of the world’s finest outdoor photographers.

For the lover of scent…
Perfume Companion
‘An authoritative guide from two experts who really know their way around scent’ – FUNMI FETTO
This beautifully illustrated compendium of almost 500 recommended scents is designed to help the reader pick their next favourite fragrance.
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For the Nature Lovers…
GONE – A search for what remains of the world’s extinct creatures.
‘Really, really well written’ – CHRIS PACKHAM

THE SECRET LIFE OF FISH – The Astonishing Truth about our Aquatic Cousins
Featuring a foreword by Jeremy Wade from River Monsters

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And for that relative who likes to write into newspapers…
WAKE ME UP WHEN IT’S ALL OVER – Telegraph Letters

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