Christmas Gift Guides / Ideas For Everyone Special Part 6

SKIN AND WELLBEING INDULGENCE THIS CHRISTMAS FROM ALPHAGREEN Alphagreen launches limited edition Christmas gift set. https://alphagreen.io/ Credit: Danny Loo Photography Looking for a distinctive, stand out gift for someone very […]

SKIN AND WELLBEING INDULGENCE THIS CHRISTMAS FROM ALPHAGREEN
Alphagreen launches limited edition Christmas gift set. https://alphagreen.io/

Credit: Danny Loo Photography

Looking for a distinctive, stand out gift for someone very special this Christmas? Alphagreen, the UK’s leading marketplace for selling CBD and cannabis products, has created a fabulous, limited edition gift set, containing three specially chosen, festive wellbeing must-haves borne out of nature. So what’s in the box?

Credit: Danny Loo Photography

L’huile Stupéfiante is the #1 Amazing Oil from French brand, Ho Karan: This is an incredible multipurpose product that can be used on the face, body, and even the hair. Ho Karan means “I love you” in Breton, so what better gift to give? The active formula contains a blend of three natural oils – cannabis sativa, inca inchi, and tsubaki – to hydrate and protect the skin and nourish the hair. It deeply hydrates, plumps, protects, soothes, and balances skin and is designed to be used on the whole body. Retails at £22 for 30ml; £46 for 100ml.
#2 Alphagreen’s CBD Gummies: Research shows that CBD is great for busting stress, anxiety, pain, and sleep troubles. These palate-pleasers from Alphagreen are soft, not chewy, fat-free, and come in at only 20 calories. At 25mg CBD per gummy, there is a slow, gentle, and continuous release of CBD into the body. They taste sweet like ripe peaches, refreshingly tangy and there is no trace of a taste of hemp. Retails at £20 for a box of gummies.
#3 Alphagreen 10% CBD Oil: Vegan friendly, this is a no-nonsense product that is suitable for anyone who is keen to explore new ways of incorporating CBD into their lifestyle. 10% strength is the sweet spot of mid-range, meaning it’s very easy to be flexible with your dosage. Whether it’s a few drops of CBD in the morning with coffee, a boost in the afternoon to stay on track, or a dose to unwind in the evening – this oil can be the perfect companion. After testing hundreds of CBD oils and getting many requests from their customers, Alphagreen took all the input and used it to create a product for people to really love! Alphagreen’s 10% CBD Oil is made in the UK. All Alphagreen CBD products are third-party lab-tested and certified. Retails at £30 for 10ml; Alphagreen Sample Kit (oil + gummies) at £40

For more information on the Alphagreen gift set products see Alphagreen marketplace https://alphagreen.io/

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#1 L’huile Stupéfiante Ho Karan Amazing Oil is vegan friendly, organic, ethically sourced, forest friendly, contains no parabens or sulfates, and is laboratory tested under the control of dermatologists. It comes in a 100% recyclable glass bottle and a package made from 100% recyclable hemp fibres.

#2 Alphagreen CBD Gummies are made in the UK using Swiss-sourced hemp because it is the best in its class, as well as being organically grown and free from herbicides, pesticides, and heavy metals. Every batch has been made in the UK and lab-tested by a third party to confirm quality.

#3 Alphagreen 10% Oil is totally THC-free, vegan, ethically sourced, forest friendly, and made with great care to the highest international quality standards. It contains no parabens nor sulfates. Every batch has been made in the UK and lab-tested by a third party to confirm quality.

Why are people using CBD and other cannabis-derived products?
• It’s a natural, plant-based remedy, used safely by millions of people around the world with no side effects.
• It works! There is an ever-growing bank of scientific evidence supporting the use of CBD for anxiety, sleep problems, stress, pain, and a variety of other conditions. A paper published in the Journal of Cannabis Research[1], outlined the key reasons why people are turning to CBD. Anxiety (43%), sleep problems (43%), stress (38%), pain and health and wellbeing (37%) came out as the most common reasons.

• The regulators in countries around the globe are acknowledging the safety and efficacy of CBD by changing their frameworks to make it possible to buy CBD from a variety of over the counter and online channels.
• Even the sporting world can see the advantages of CBD. The world Anti-Doping Agency removed CBD from its list of banned substances in 2017, and the Tokyo Olympics allowed athletes to use CBD during the competition. Sports stars and athletes are often drawn to CBD because it may soothe anxiety, and aid in pain relief and healing.
• There is a huge movement towards natural healthcare with a tidal wave of people wanting to take responsibility for their health and wellness with natural solutions.

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Made to be Re-Made

We’re on a mission to reduce waste by creating premium quality essentials that are not only made to last but can re-made into new products at the end of their life.
For us sustainability is not only about making the best product in the most sustainable way, but also taking responsibility for that product from beginning to end.
It’s why we started a circular clothing company to close the loop on fashion and give people a better choice. We believe in doing the essential thing for a healthier planet.

Christmas Gift Guide – Bright ideas from 4lite… www.4liteuk.com

The perfect gifts for anyone who’s tech-savvy or keen to have the latest gadgets in their home, 4lite offers a range of cost-effective and easy-to-install smart lighting – which can be operated from your smart phone, without the need for a home hub.

4lite WiZ Connected LED Smart Strip Light Wifi & Bluetooth 2m Colour Changing, Tuneable White & Dimmable


Popular with gamers, TikTok fans and teenagers, this LED smart strip light is one of 4lite’s bestsellers. Control the colours and brightness of the plug-in 2 meter strip light from your phone via the WiZ App and your favourite voice controlled smart devices including Google, Alexa, Siri, Samsung Smart Things.
Available from Robert Dyas, Maplin, Toolstation and more, from around £24.99
www.4liteuk.com

4lite WiZ Connected LED Smart Glass Globe Wifi & Bluetooth Colour changing, Tuneable White & Dimmable Lamp

This globe-shaped table lamp can be set to brighten and change colour temperature throughout the day to mimic natural daylight and keep you more alert with a whiter hue for the daytime, and a warmer tone for when you’re winding down in the evening. The 13W LED bulb with a lifespan of 25,000 hours can be controlled via the WiZ App and voice-controlled smart devices such as Google, Alexa, Siri, and Samsung Smart Things.
Available from energybulbs.co.uk and Toolstation from around £74.99.
www.4liteuk.com

4lite WiZ Connected SMART LED WiFi & Bluetooth Bulb White & Colours

Change the ambience of your room at the touch of a button with these smart bulbs, which offer 64,000 shades of white and 16 million colours, with a lifespan of 25,000 hours. Simply use the WiZ app to dim and change the colour or brightness of your lighting from your phone. You can also set schedules so you can decide when your lights go on and off, saving energy and providing additional security. You can also create ‘scenes’ using different colour combinations, and you can pair it with your favourite voice control devices including Hey Google, Alexa, Siri and Samsung SmartThings.
Available from Maplin, Wickes, Toolstation, Robert Dyas and more from around £15.
www.4liteuk.com

4lite Rectangular Solar Bollard LED

Perfect for an environmentally-friendly garden glow-up, turn your backyard from drab to dazzling with high-quality outdoor solar lighting. Built to last, 4lite’s solar range uses high-quality, long-lasting LEDs and graphite textured powder coat paint for enhanced durability, with a 2-year warranty for added peace of mind. The lighting is quick, easy and cost-effective with no need for disruptive outdoor cabling or electrical wiring work, and features PIR motion sensors which trigger different output modes and light intensities, reducing energy use, with an LED lifespan of 36,000 hours.
Available from Maplin and Office Outlet retailers from £89.99 http://www.4liteuk.com/

Café du Cycliste Cycling apparel inspired by the roads of the Côte d’Azur and the climbs of the Alpes-Maritimes. cafeducycliste.com

Great accessories under £50 that are perfect as presents
https://www.cafeducycliste.com/en_uk/mens-arriere-pays-accessories.html
https://www.cafeducycliste.com/en_uk/cycling-neck-warmer-loulou-navy.html

Technical clothing for cyclists that want to enjoy a day out https://www.cafeducycliste.com/en_uk/mens-cycling-jackets-gilets.html
https://www.cafeducycliste.com/en_uk/mens-bib-shorts-tights.html

And some stylish clothing to wear normally https://www.cafeducycliste.com/en_uk/mens-jackets-outerwear.html

Cycling apparel inspired by the roads of the Côte d’Azur and the climbs of the Alpes-Maritimes.

Modern and imaginative cycling clothing not far removed from the great tradition of French Cycling available from bespoke premises also offering coffee, bike rental, on-site mechanic and locker room facilities.

Buying for a rugby fan… Replica Classic Rugby Shirts… TOFFS / www.toffs.com/shop-by-team/rugby

Based in Gateshead, TOFFS is a long-established British brand that manufactures its high-quality shirt replicas based on iconic jerseys from years past, right here in the UK. Its shirts and memorabilia represent prestigious sides from around the world, and the brand is geared towards dedicated, passionate fans with a real connection to rugby heritage and history; selling 100% cotton shirts that are manufactured by hand, TOFFS is known for its quality and authenticity.

Now TOFFS have an amazing range of retro rugby shirts!

PrimaBerry is a UK based sustainable online clothing and accessories store for men, women and children, featuring collections inspired by the diversity and culture of multiple countries from around the globe. primaberry.com

Gift proposals for Him.

These are their cork notebooks: https://primaberry.com/product-category/accessories/notebooks/

These are their cork caps: https://primaberry.com/product-category/cork-caps/

These are their bamboo socks: https://primaberry.com/product-category/clothes/bamboo-socks/

This is their minimalist umbrella: https://primaberry.com/product/blueberry-umbrella/

This is their Male Pima Cotton T-Shirt: https://primaberry.com/product/the-minimalists-shirt/ but they also have a unisex design made of the same material. Pima Cotton is super soft and wrinkle resistant.

This is their Unisex Organic Cotton T-Shirt Collection and the most popular for men is the DogMania one: https://primaberry.com/product-category/clothes/organic-cotton-t-shirts/

They also have passport covers, luggage tags and Unisex Sunglasses. But those will be more for people travelling abroad at the moment.

Many of the PrimaBerry items are Unisex and Timeless so it really depends on what people like. For example, their cosmetic bags: https://primaberry.com/product-category/bags/makeup-cosmetic-bags/ can be used by men to store their cosmetics.

Their bracelets are also unisex: https://primaberry.com/product/black-and-green-douro-bracelet/ and https://primaberry.com/product/unisex-travel-the-planet-bracelet/

www.primaberry.com

ARTY JRS… ideal items for this festive season…. offering seasonal greetings for everyone… www.artyjrs.com

Jennifer Salvage at Arty JRS.

Small business Arty JRS is an ideal candidate to purchase from this festive period.

“I am a digital artist and offer a bespoke commission service. I have gift vouchers available that can be gifted this Christmas and can be redeemed in the next year for a truly personal present that will be treasured of any subject the recipient would like. I specialise in pet portraits but I also do family portraits, landscapes and buildings.
By being digital it means I am more accessible to many as I can offer a cheaper price if customers would just like a digital file, and it can be sent all over the world!

I have fine art prints available that also make fabulous gifts to unwrap on the day, aswell as stickers for stocking fillers, and greetings cards.
All of my work has a sustainability focus, cards are printed on recycled paper for instance, and 20% of profits are donated to charity.

Jennifer’s website is www.artyjrs.com so you can have a browse of what She does.

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Clinical Supplement Company Inessa Launches Immunity Complex Including Botanicals

Designed to increase your body’s resilience, Inessa Immunity Complex contains a unique blend of 8 powerful, evidence-based nutrients, four of which have EFSA approved immunity claims. A combination of vitamins and minerals – vitamin D3, zinc, selenium, vitamin C, along with powerful botanicals, black elderberry, reishi and chaga mushrooms and potent immune-supportive beta glucans.

Inessa Immunity Complex replaces separate vitamin D3, C, zinc and selenium, a medicinal mushroom and beta glucan product and black elderberry extract. Each ingredient has been carefully selected for its powerful natural health benefits to specifically target and optimise the immune systems performance.

Our diets play a key role in supporting the immune system – people who are malnourished are known to be more prone to infectious diseases, while micronutrient deficiencies have been shown to weaken our immune responses. Giving your body the right micronutrients is crucial for the development, maintenance and expression of a healthy immune response, whatever your age or stage of life. But sometimes stress, poor diets or lack of sleep can leave us depleted. Inessa’s Immunity Complex has been designed to ensure you’re getting a regular supply of the high quality ingredients you really need to maintain your body’s defences.

New research has emerged that we require a minimum of 2000iu Vitamin D3 per day for optimum immunity and there is an intrinsic link between covid risks and Vitamin D levels. Inessa’s immunity complex includes 2000iu Vitamins D3 per capsule to meet your daily needs. Zinc has been included to promote white blood cell count, vitamin C for collagen production, as well as botanical mushrooms and black elderberries which are scientifically shown to strengthen the immune system naturally. The addition of antioxidants and beta-glucans helps support the immune system further, and can lessen the impact of modern pollutants such as poor air quality, smoking and drinking alcohol.

Founder and registered nutritional therapist Aliza Marogy who has 12 years of clinical experience, commented “Improving your resilience to bacteria and viruses has never been so important. Taking high-strength, high-quality forms of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc and selenium daily will ensure your immune system gets year-round support. But there are other powerful plant extracts and botanicals which have been used medicinally for centuries which I wanted to include in our Immunity Complex. The Inessa team have specifically chosen a unique complex of nutrients, polyphenols and botanicals for this formula, which all work together to strengthen your natural defences.”

About Inessa
Founded in 2017 by Registered Nutritional Therapist Aliza Marogy, Inessa is an award winning, clinical supplement brand, renowned for using the highest quality ingredients in clinically relevant doses. Inessa is formulated with no preservatives or nasties. As a practitioner and sufferer of IBD, Aliza spotted a gap in the market for optimally-dosed, high quality supplement combinations to support her clinical practice and reduce cost for clients. The Amazon No1 best selling vitamin and Vegan Society accredited brand has most recently won 6 Beauty Shortlist Awards. The range includes Advanced Multivitamin, Advanced Omega 3 Fish Oil, Advanced Daily Biotic, Advanced Biotic Complex, Biosoothe, Immunity Complex and Pregnancy Multinutrient.
The brand is stocked on Amazon UK & US and online at www.inessawellness.com

The perfect Christmas gift for the sports enthusiast

Tiny Riot, the boutique art print company, have produced a special piece in time for Christmas gifting which is sure to delight your loved one. Their new Tour de Vision print- a feat in precision, patience and creativity- is a recreation of ten years of the highest mountain stages of the Tour de France cycling race using the iconic Unkown Pleasures album sleeve by band Joy Divison. A winning gift, especially for the cycling enthusiast in your life!

Tour de Vision Art Print – Tour de France | Joy Division | TINY RIOT. tinyriot.co

Tour de Vision screen print…

“I could not be happier.. as a cycling enthusiast i just adore this gift idea… such high quality once again from Tiny Riot” Intouch Rugby Editor

The print idea was taken from the Unknown Pleasures album but we have replaced the radio waves with the peaks of the worlds biggest bike race – The Tour de France.

The print retails at £65 and would make the perfect gift for a cycling fanatic who has it all!

By swapping out the radio waves of the original image for the brutal parcours of the Tour’s mountain stages between 2010-2020 our brand new print recreates the drama of those sky scraping stages where only the strongest survive.

A labour of love, each stage profile has been faithfully reproduced with opaque white lines. A roll of honour shows each stage winner printed below in subtle reflective gunmetal designed to become more visible when the light hits.

This truly distinctive hand pulled screen print has a unique look and feel. Printed on a G.F Smith graphite Plike heavyweight 330gsm paper stock that is exceptionally matt in appearance.

Mocktails… Vegan, GF, award-winning alcohol free ready to drink cocktails for anyone not drinking whatever reason over the festive period!

4 flavours, non alc versions of a Cosmo, Margarita, Moscow Mule and Sangria and available direct on www.drinkmocktails.co.uk and via Selfridges nationwide onlinehttps://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/mocktails/

Mocktails photography by Jamie Lau / Studio Lau. Prop styling by Harriet Trant.

Mocktails photography by Jamie Lau / Studio Lau. Prop styling by Harriet Trant.

Mocktails photography by Jamie Lau / Studio Lau. Prop styling by Harriet Trant.

Mocktails photography by Jamie Lau / Studio Lau. Prop styling by Harriet Trant.

Mocktails photography by Jamie Lau / Studio Lau. Prop styling by Harriet Trant.

Celebrate Christmas with HARIBO www.haribo.com

HARIBO have such ana mazing range again this season with new additions! Here are some ideas!

 

HARIBO Giant Trees Tube
Giant Trees have joined HARIBO’s range of festive tubes. Perfectly presented and ready to wrap for under the Christmas tree, this tasty treat is perfect for vegetarians and those that love strawberry flavoured sweets!

HARIBO Sweet Medley
Christmas just got better with an assortment of HARIBO’s favourite treats all in one box. Perfect for sharing amongst friends and family and including a handy tray to present each delicious mix of sweets, HARIBO Sweet Medley includes Starmix, Tangfastics, Supermix, Giant Strawbs, Jelly Babies and Jelly Beans.

HARIBO Selection Box
The HARIBO Selection Box is a stocking filler with a difference! Containing tasty gums and jellies, this festive surprise includes eight mini bags of HARIBO favourites including Starmix, Tangfastics, Supermix and Giant Strawbs Gone Mini. It’s must for kids and all sweet lovers out there!

HARIBO Megastars Dorothy Box
HARIBO super fans will love this Megastars gift box. Containing much-loved Starmix, Tangfastics, Supermix and Giant Strawbs, you’ll find all your favourites all in one box!

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Deliver inimitable English taste this Christmas with Ramsbury Single Estate Spirit

Why not give a truly spirited gift this Christmas, with a beautiful bottle of Single Estate Spirit from Ramsbury?

Single Estate simply means that the complete process from field to bottle takes place on the Ramsbury Estate in
Wiltshire. It sows, grows and distils the primary ingredients itself. Operating a true grain to glass approach, everything
from the estate is used in the production. Making its offering among the most sustainable spirits sold in the UK.
The award-winning spirits will be a sure-fire winner for Christmas gifting for friends and family that enjoy a premium pour.

Ramsbury Single Estate Gin £33.50, 700ml, 40% ABV

A crisp, full-bodied London Dry Gin combined with quince grown on the estate, classic juniper, citrus, woody angelica and spicy cinnamon. The result is a London Dry Gin with a modern twist, complex but balanced. Enjoy in Ramsbury’s signature G&T, with a slice of green apple and a slice of lime. Awards: SIP Platinum Award 2021 and SIP Consumer Choice Award 2021

Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka £33.50, 700ml, 43% ABV

A smooth and rich vodka, crafted from the finest Horatio wheat grown on the Ramsbury Estate. The vodka provides an initial taste of dried fruits, then cocoa and layers of caramel. Each bottle can be traced back to the very field in which the wheat originated. Awards: SIP Gold Award 2021, SIP Consumer Choice Award 2021, ISC Gold Award 2021, LSC Gold Award 2021

Christmas mixology

Ramsbury Single Estate Spirits aren’t just for gifting, they can be used to elevate Christmas parties too, with world-class
cocktails. Ramsbury Global Brand Ambassador Mikul Kalyan has created festive cocktails, Mikul says; For gin afficionados “These cocktails, featuring popular festive flavours, make the perfect drinks for a winter’s evening”.

Ruby Red Nose

Add 50ml Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka, 20ml lemon juice and 15ml sugar syrup to a cocktail shaker.

• Shake with ice. • Strain over ice into rocks glass.

• Pour 20ml of Ruby Port slowly down the back of a spoon to create a red wine float.  Garnish with cinnamon stick.

Farmhouse Fizz

Prepare a champagne flute by rolling the rim in lemon juice followed by a blend of cinnamon powder and white sugar.
• Add 35ml Ramsbury Single Estate Gin, 25ml clementine juice (or 3 wedges of clementine), 10ml sugar syrup and 10ml lemon juice to a cocktail shaker.
• Shake with ice.
• Strain into flute and top up with champagne.

Visit www.Ramsbury.com or follow us at @ramsbury_distillery on Instagram

A Taste of The Southern States Direct From The Heart of Cheshire!

From the Smokehouse to Your House….

https://hickorysathome.co.uk/

One of the county’s biggest foodie success stories, Hickory’s Smokehouse, has ramped up its national Hickory’s At Home range for the festive season to include a whole host of Southern inspired gifting ideas.

From full on seasonal BBQ feasts, already to heat and eat at home to a fabulously festive range of gifting ideas which are perfect for foodie friends, BBQ fanatics and cocktail connoisseurs!

Founded in Chester back in 2010, Hickory’s has grown to become one of the most authentic BBQ brands this side of the pond. With 13 sites across the North West & Midlands plus a host of BBQ superfans who travel huge distances for their #hicksfix we are sure their epic home BBQ & gifting range will be a huge hit with foodies, fathers & those annoying people who are super-hard to buy for!

Created during the first lockdown, their national Hickory’s At Home offering now delivers a taste of the Deep South to diners across the country, with a range of classic BBQ boxes, special seasonal treats and now the super-new gifting selection.

The festive selection, which includes the team’s iconic egg-nog, a selection of classic cocktails, sauce packs and Southern inspired seasonal dining kits is all created, packed and perfected at the company’s dedicated Hickory’s At Home kitchen in Chester and delivered daily across the UK.

To see the full range or order please visit: www.hickorysathome.co.uk

WOW!!! Book >> B R A N C H E S O F M Y T R E E | Lifestyle by Deem Mirza… branchesofmytree.co.uk

Available in a luxury coffee table (£75) and hardback edition (£25),
the book is a glorious collection of prose that explores the
essence of life. A reflection and exploration for the stages of
living, capturing moments and feelings in words, written from
the perspective of different people in the author’s life as well
her own personal experiences. Significant snapshots include
leaving her hometown to navigating the trials of marriage and
motherhood in an unfamiliar culture.

www.branchesofmytree.co.uk

HOT TOOLS® Pro Signature Curling Irons… ideal for creating effortlessly beautiful curls… uk.hottools.com

Combining fast drying with exceptional volumising and styling in one easy-to-use tool, the brand-new Pro Signature Detachable Volumiser from Hot Tools is perfectly designed for adding volume and shape to all hair types, while Direct ION® Technology and Thermaglide™ Ceramic Coating leaves hair looking healthy and shiny.

Hot Tools Pro Signature Gold Curling Irons
RRP: £59.99
Available from Amazon

The Hot Tools Pro Signature Gold Curling Irons are ideal for creating effortlessly beautiful curls and waves with reduced frizz and added shine. The iconic, gold-plated barrels deliver fast and long-lasting styles, while exclusive Pulse Technology® maintains a consistent, even heat while you style. The Pro Signature Gold Curling Irons are available in three barrel sizes – 25mm, 32mm and 38mm.

The Hot Tools® Story – Hot Tools® appliances are the gold standard for professional hair stylists. Through innovations in materials, technical features and ergonomically advanced designs, Hot Tools® hair dryers, curling irons, flat irons and hair setters help stylists be at their creative best—delivering beautiful, long-lasting styles. Hot Tools® products are coveted by stylists who demand excellence in all kinds of high pressure styling environments including film, TV, photo shoots and backstage styling at hair and runway shows. Please visit our website: http://bit.ly/hottoolsshop

Check out this range of Advent Calendars…. exclusively available on Amazon…

We all have different skin needs and wants, which is why this year no matter which loved one you are buying a calendar for, they can choose from either a standalone 12 day Dove calendar with beauty treats, or three cross branded calendars with favourite high street heroes brands such as Dove, TRESemmé, Radox, Lynx and more.

The calendars have been created with no unnecessary plastic to honour the brands’ commitment to using recyclable materials as much as possible. All calendars will be available now and exclusively available on Amazon.

Dove Gently Nourishing Calendar Gift Set, £20, Amazon


For those wanting to countdown to Christmas in style, the Dove Gently Nourishing Advent Calendar is back and better than ever. The 12 day calendar unveils a treat behind each door, including fan favourites such as the classic Beauty Cream Bar, Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner, Hand Cream and Body Wash, amongst other exciting items such as a travel bottle, tweezers and a multi-charge cable – the perfect gift for a beauty junkie!

24 Days of Discovery, £40, Amazon


The 24 Days of Discovery calendar is filled with beauty classics from a full size Dove body wash, to TRESemmé’s Volume & Body shampoo and conditioner, a Simple sheet mask and a Toni & Guy heat protector hair spray, alongside other goodies such as a lightweight towel, reusable cotton pads and a multi-charge cable. Whether your loved one is beauty obsessed or deserves some self-care time, this calendar is the perfect gift.

24 Days to Explore, £40, Amazon


Delve into the 24 Days to Explore calendar and you’ll find male grooming favourites including Dove Men+Care body wash, Lynx anti-perspirant, V05 hair putty and Toni & Guy deep clean shampoo, as well everyday essentials such as nail clippers, a comb and socks. There’ll be no excuse for your loved one not to look and feel amazing after receiving this calendar.

12 Days of Xmas, £20, Amazon


This colourful 12 day countdown to Christmas will be sure to get the excitement flowing for teen beauty lovers, with doors opening to reveal goodies such as Sure anti-perspirant, Simple eye makeup remover, Impulse body fragrance and TRESemmé’s Volume & Body shampoo and conditioner, alongside reusable cotton pads, hair bobbles and a face towel. There’s no better way to start counting down the festive season.

Prepare Your Heart for the Joys of the Season With Daily Advent and Christmas Devotions

Cleveland, OH, October 20, 2021 — As one of our holiest, and busiest, times of year fast approaches, it’s natural to get caught up in the tasks of the season — shopping, crafting, baking, decorating and perhaps traveling. You can bring more meaning and clarity to all of your holiday experiences by spending just a few minutes each day in peaceful reflection.

Father Dr. Maurice Emelu offers readers a daily, prayerful walk with God’s Word in his new, seven-volume series, An Encounter: A Daily Discovery in Divine Word. In Volume One, Fr. Emelu offers insights and Bible verses to accompany the seasons of Advent and Christmas.

“I wrote most of these reflections before the blessed Sacrament. In the presence of the Lord, I found the serenity and peace of soul that inspired more profound, prayerful sentiments within me,” Fr. Emelu said. “I then began to dialogue with God’s words.”

Drawing upon his West African roots, Catholic spirituality as well as his many years of pastoral ministry, Fr. Emelu combines the story-telling culture of Africa with a Western worldview to offer a unique perspective on faith-life and what it means to grow closer to the Lord. He communicates his sentiments and ideas in compelling, relatable ways and applies them to today’s realities. Each passage aims to heal, inspire, teach and encourage through the power of God’s Word.

The next two volumes in Fr. Emelu’s An Encounter series focus on messages for the seasons of Lent and Easter. The topics of future volumes will be announced soon.

An Encounter is suitable for both personal and group faith sharing — for anyone seeking a daily walk with God. It would be the perfect gift for your pastor or loved one.

“Alone with God, the soul hears words that the noisy world often silences,” he said. “Call them a boost for the day or a spiritual companion for everyday life. They are empowering words meant to accompany readers on their own journey of life as they continue to discover the gentle Word of God.”

About the Author
Father Maurice Nkem Emelu, Ph.D., is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Orlu in Nigeria, and the founder of Gratia Vobis Ministries, Inc., a global ministry for cross-cultural Catholic evangelization and works of charity. He is an Assistant Professor of digital media and Communication at John Carroll University in the United States. The author of seven books, and over 700 blogs and professional articles, he provides robust cross-cultural educational programs through digital media. He is the host of EWTN’s The Faith with Father Maurice and the host/executive producer of Word for a Wounded World teaching series, plus numerous other television and radio works in the global Catholic network. He holds a Ph.D. from Liverpool Hope University, UK, focusing on digital storytelling, media aesthetics and theology, among other academic degrees. An encounter with the Lord when he was 14 changed him in fundamental ways, and today he describes himself as “passionately in love with God and His body, the Church.”

For more information, please visit www.revemelu.com, or follow the author on Instagram (@mauriceemelu), Twitter (@revemelu), YouTube (Fr. Maurice Emelu) or Facebook (Fr. Maurice Emelu).

An Encounter: A Daily Discovery in Divine Word, Volume One: Advent and Christmas
Publisher: Bien LLC
ISBN-10: ‎0960109706
ISBN-13: ‎978-0960109708
Available from Amazon.com, BN.com, Revemelu.com and wherever books are sold

British wholesaler now selling Kim K’s Met Gala look for Halloween

– Kim K’s Met Gala look could be yours this Halloween, for just £10.99 –

– British Wholesaler already received huge demand for Kim’s costume for Halloween and is now selling it online-

21st OCTOBER 2021 – There’s no greater mood board for fashion inspiration than the Met Gala, a fund-raising event in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City which oozes glamour, opulence and in Kim K’s case avant-garde controversy.

Known as ‘fashions’ biggest night out’, the theme for this year’s Met Gala was ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’. Celebrating all things American, you can’t get any more American than reality star’s First Lady herself – Kim Kardashian West.

The reality star stepped out in an all-black head to toe Balenciaga ensemble accessorised with a $10,000, 75-inch-long ponytail. Showing no face, the outfit covered every inch of her body yet, the whole world knew it was her, which just shows the power she holds on the internet and in pop culture.

Kim’s faceless look was anything but incognito as her look went viral, ending up on Vogue’s best dressed list. The media storm that followed resulted in endless memes and is predicted to be one of the best pop culture Halloween costume trends this year, with searches for balaclavas soaring.

Looking for a piece of that success, Karl Baxter, Managing Director at Wholesale Clearance UK, is now selling Kim K’s Met Gala Halloween costume after purchasing XXX from a supplier who struggled to shift the stock.
The costume is comprised of an all-black mini dress, tights, gloves, cape and breathable face covering, just like Kim K’s – but for a fraction of the price.

Mr Baxter is selling the outfit for the wholesale price of £10.99 and hopes the demand will be as great as the media hype surrounding the original ensemble.

You can purchase the full look here.

Karl Baxter, Managing Director at Wholesale Clearance, commented:

“People have been recreating Kim Kardashian’s looks for years and I predict that this Met Gala outfit is going to be a popular choice for Halloween this year. It’s simple, easily recognisable and is more creative than your standard Halloween costume.

“I was contacted by a struggling supplier and thought it would be a missed opportunity to try and shift the stock, given how many enquiries I’d already received.

“After so much interest for the outfit, I have now put up an official advert where anyone can buy the costume.

“The only thing is, I hope my customers won’t be too worried about seeing clearly or going to the toilet!”

PERSONALISED CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR LITTLE ONES
Looking for a Christmas gift little ones will treasure? Personalisation Boutique is the perfect place to go…

From wooden toy carts and chairs, to colourful sensory toys and baby mementos, all gifts are able to be personalised, helping to make them all the more special!

Princesses and Mermaids – £25 ❆ Touch Sensory Tray – £19 ❆ Monster Stacker – £20 ❆ Forest Bear Chair – £45
Pull Along Bear Cart – £63 ❆ Forest Steps – £48 ❆ Wooden Clocks – £30 each

Personalisation Boutique – personalisationboutique.co.uk

GIVE THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER THIS CHRISTMAS WITH CARDS FOR HILARITY FROM MONKEY SHOULDER

Created in partnership with board game gurus The Dice Guys

After 18 months like no other, this Christmas it’s time to mix up the party games and inject some hilarity into the festive fun. Monkey Shoulder has released Cards For Hilarity, a spirit-lifting multi-player game, that is sure to make you laugh like a monkey.

Great for gifting friends and family, or even enjoying at a Christmas get together, Cards For Hilarity pokes fun at adulthood’s most mundane and tedious tasks (including our recent bugbears which we only discovered we loathed during lockdown), helping us all to see the funny side of life.

What’s more, Card’s For Hilarity is a gift that gives back, with all profits of the game going to Drinks Trust and The Ben, to help support the hospitality industry get back on its feet after a turbulent time.

Available to purchase from www.thediceguys.co.uk for £25.00.

Cards For Hilarity, £25,
www.thediceguys.co.uk

A top-notch game for enjoying either at home or at your local bar with mates, Cards For Hilarity is split into two – Spirit cards and Mixer cards – where players will need to select their funniest card combinations to fill in the blanks. The player with the most outrageous or outlandish combo per round is crowned champion.

Add in a couple of Monkey Shoulder cocktails along the way because after all, life is more fun when you mix it up a little and see the Monkey side.

Monkey Shoulder Original Malt Whisky, £29.00, https://www.clinkspirit.com/
Looking for a gift for a whisky-lover whose looking to challenge the conventional?
Monkey Shoulder Original Malt Whisky was originally created to make perfect whisky cocktails and has been getting in the mix ever since.
Notes of zesty orange, vanilla, honey and spiced oak are followed by mellow vanilla with spicy hints as you enjoy a cheeky sip. Never one to stay quiet at a party, the smooth, malty and fruity character is bold enough to stand out in a drink, but balanced enough not to take it over.

Developed with board game specialists The Dice Guys, who created a pretty spectacular bespoke game for The Rock, the UK based company went viral in 2020 after the most recent addition to their portfolio, Lockdownopoly, turned into a global sensation.

INDIGO BLUE JURA SILVER AND BRAIDED LEATHER BRACELET

https://www.anchorandcrew.com/indigo-blue-jura-silver-and-braided-leather-bracelet/

The Indigo Blue Jura Silver and Braided Leather Bracelet was both designed and skilfully handcrafted completely in Great Britain, In Quality We Trust. For the Modern Journeyman (and woman), ANCHOR & CREW takes ownership of an exploratory lifestyle and enjoys the Happy-Good Life. Combining British craft manufacturing with a discerning modern-minimalist style, this ANCHOR & CREW bracelet features:

6mm diameter genuine and natural round-shaped braided leather (GB)
Secure solid .925 sterling silver shard-shaped clamp, hooks and loop catch (GB)

PROJECT-RWB RED WHITE AND BLUE DUNDEE SILVER AND ROPE BRACELET

https://www.anchorandcrew.com/project-rwb-red-white-and-blue-dundee-silver-and-rope-bracelet/

FULL PRODUCT DETAIL

The Project-RWB Red White and Blue Dundee Silver and Rope Bracelet was both designed and skilfully handcrafted completely in Great Britain, In Quality We Trust. For the Modern Journeyman (and woman), ANCHOR & CREW takes ownership of an exploratory lifestyle and enjoys the Happy-Good Life. Combining British craft manufacturing with a discerning modern-minimalist style, this ANCHOR & CREW bracelet features:

3mm diameter performance Marine Grade polyester and nylon rope (GB)
Secure solid .925 sterling silver mushroom-button cleat (GB)

UK: AMNESTY’S ETHICAL CHRISTMAS GIFT CATALOGUE RELEASED
Unique fair trade, ethical and eco-friendly gifts available
New range of everyday items to help consumers make the switch to ethical living
‘The products featured in Amnesty’s gift guide provide much-needed support to the local communities who make them’ – Sacha Deshmukh
Samples and high-res images available
Amnesty International UK’s annual gifts catalogue has been released, featuring an array of high-quality products that are fun, fair trade and ethically-sourced.
The 84-page Amnesty shop catalogue offers a range of unique and eye-catching seasonal gift suggestions, including clothing, prints, jewellery, calendars, cards and toys.
Some of the more unusual gifts include tagua brooches handmade in Ecuador, a wildflower seedbomb giftset, a bike-shaped pizza cutter, and a jotter made from elephant dung.
Angelina Jolie and Amnesty’s hard-hitting book on children’s rights, Know Your Rights and Claim Them, also makes the gift list. The book celebrates the difference young activists have made in every corner of the world and shows them how to challenge injustice wherever they may find it.
All items featured in the catalogue are from sustainable, eco-friendly manufacturers to ensure purchases will benefit the people who make them, support the environment, and support Amnesty’s vital human rights work. A large number are also sourced from small suppliers who support their local communities by providing people with marketable skills and a fair wage.
Sacha Deshmukh, Amnesty International UK’s CEO, said:
“Amnesty’s Christmas catalogue is a one stop shop packed full of products that provide much-needed support to the local communities who make them.
“All of the products are ethically-sourced, led by fair trade and environmental principles.
“Buying a gift from this year’s Amnesty catalogue means you’re also helping to support our essential work, fighting for freedom, justice and equality.
“This Christmas, give gifts that give back.”
Highlights from the 2021 catalogue include:
• Tagua brooch: A gold-plated, steel brooch, handmade in Equador using Tagua nut. Ethically made, giving you a beautiful piece of jewellery that helps people and doesn’t harm the planet.
• Kabloom seedbombs: These seedbombs each contain a different seed of wildflower that will bring vibrant colour to your garden. They are all biodegradable, so as time passes the casing will return to the earth and leave behind nothing but beautiful flowers.
• Little feminist book set: Featuring sixteen strong women like Cleopatra, Rosa Parks, Marie Curie and Amelia Earheart, this collection is a joy for young readers. The books are chunky, colourful and beautifully illustrated.
• ‘Hope’ embroidery hoop: These decorative, hand-embroidered ‘hope hoops have been made by women artists living in a refugee camp in Greece. Money from sales of the hoops helps support the women who make them, providing them with a living wage to build them a better future.
• Ethletic fair trade trainers: A stylish must have for everyone, these cotton canvas trainers from Ethletic are made with Fairtrade certified and organic cotton. The shoes are vegan, vegetarian and Fairtrade, with a built-in arch for comfort.
• Art 2022 diary: This A5 Art Diary for 2022 features artwork from recent Amnesty campaigns, such as abortion rights in Poland, street art from Amnesty Mexico and portraits of human rights defenders. With a week-to-view layout, it’s perfect for keeping track of any meetings or personal engagements.
• Amnesty fighting bad guys t-shirt: Made by No Sweat, an organisation that campaign against workplace exploitation and the sweatshop bosses, these t-shirts are made by worker co-operatives that employ former sweat shop workers and pay them a fair wage.
• Reusable aluminium water bottle: Stay hydrated while showing your support for human rights with this reusable Amnesty International water bottle, featuring the ‘Fighting Bad Guys Since 1961’ slogan. The BPA-free water bottle is made from lightweight aluminium with a leak proof lid that works with carbonated drinks too.
• Printed aprons and tea towels: The perfect gift for baking fans, these aprons and tea towels are made from lightweight Fairtrade GOTS certified organic cotton. They are sure to brighten up any kitchen and make you smile every time you use them.
• ‘Love and Peace’ scented candle: This scented, hand-poured candle has a delightful scent of citrus lemon, geranium, patchouli and orange, and is made from natural soy wax, a renewable resource that is toxin-free and burns longer than normal wax.
• Bike shaped pizza cutter: This is a perfect gift for any pizza lover or cycling fanatic to bring some fun to slicing their pizzas. It’s easy to hold just rest your hand against the seat and handlebars!
• Fair trade elephant dung jotter: Made in India, this unique gift is handmade from cotton and elephant dung. It’s approximately 20 sheets of 5 colours and size 7 x 8cm.
This year, Amnesty has introduced a huge range of everyday items to its gift list, to help people make the switch to ethical living. These include an ethical health and beauty selection – including a vegan range – reusable menstrual products, sustainable dental care, hundreds of ethical cleaning products, and a unique food and drink offering.
Amnesty also launched Reading Rebels a book club of monthly stories and activities to encourage children to dream big and help shape a fairer world.
Products can be purchased online, by phone or by post. Free packaging and posting is available on all orders over £75.
For more information, please visit: https://amnestyshop.org.uk/

New CLUG PRO Keeps Bikes Safe and Secure
Weighing just 26g and holds bikes up to 30kg.

CLUG PRO combines the Eurobike award-winning pedigree of the original CLUG (or CLUG range) with FIDLOCK’s innovative magnetic WINCH handle and ratchet system to ensure your bike is always secure. Engineered to hold up to 30kg once the WINCH is magnetically locked into place, you can have total peace of mind that your bike will remain rock-solid in the event of a hard knock from someone brushing past or an unwelcome puncture after long term storage.

Keeping your bike safe and secure during long-term storage the Clug Pro Hugs your bike tyre and works with your floor to store your bike vertically or horizontally. It’s designed to fit all road, hybrid, gravel, and mountain bike tyres between 23-81mm. (1”-3.2”)
Combining the extraordinarily strong FIDLOCK winch and high-performance cord, the CLUG PRO can comfortably hold a 30kg e-bike meaning your bike will be protected from accidental knocks or tyre deflation over the long term.

CLUG PRO is the world’s smallest bike rack and at 26g it’s also the lightest. It’s so small that it’s virtually invisible when the bike isn’t there.

CLUG PRO is made from a durable ABS polymer, tested for 10,000 insertions and comes with a 2-year warranty as standard. Used by Olympic Double Gold Winner Alistair Brownlee it neatly and stores his priceless bike collection.
The Clug Pro is available in different sizes for different bike styles. Prices between £25.99-£27.99 from Hornit.com

STAR WARS™ FANS CAN “BRING HOME THE BOUNTY” THIS FESTIVE SEASON WITH NEW PRODUCTS SPANNING THE GALAXY

Global weekly programme lasting eight weeks will debut new toys, apparel, accessories, games and more, celebrating everything from the “Skywalker Saga” to “The Book of Boba Fett,” streaming 29 December on Disney+

Launces today in the UK with products dropping including premium LEGO sets, Hasbro action figures, tech accessories from MobyFox, and scale statues from Iron Studios

London, UK, 27 October 2021 – Disney and Lucasfilm today launch “Bring Home the Bounty,” a global consumer products, games and publishing campaign to debut new Star Wars™ products every Tuesday from today through 21 December across the UK & EMEA, helping fans find the perfect bounty for their family, friends and themselves this Christmas.

The eight-week programme, launching across UK & EMEA, will include reveals of items inspired by the expansive Star Wars portfolio, including Lucasfilm series like “The Mandalorian” and “The Book of Boba Fett,” as well as classic content like the “Skywalker Saga” films. Each Tuesday, new goods across toys, action figures, accessories, games and more will drop at retailers across the UK & EMEA, helping fans to complete their Christmas wish lists.

In the UK, there will be new products launching including items from Hasbro, The LEGO Group, Funko, Mattel and many more, and will be revealed each Tuesday. Products can be found at top retailers, including Amazon, Zavvi, Smyths, Argos and The Entertainer.

“With the Lucasfilm 50th anniversary coming to a close this year, we wanted to find a way to celebrate all of our beloved characters and stories from the classic to the new and everything in-between,” said Paul Southern, Senior Vice President, Franchise & Licensing, Lucasfilm and National Geographic, Disney Consumer Products, Games and Publishing. “There will be something to excite every Star Wars fan this year with such a wide assortment of items to enjoy and engage with, whether fans are adding to their own collections or scouring for the perfect gift.”

BRING HOME THE BOUNTY
WEEK 1 PRODUCT TABLE:

Toys and consumer products highlighted today in Week 1 of the Bring Home the Bounty campaign are listed in the grid below including RRP and retailer details for each item.

For hi-res product packshot images and further information: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fja80uwctw5ogpq/AAB_nato5vriT3UedH_B6dqYa?dl=0

NAME: LEGO Imperial Light Cruiser
EMBARGO: No Embargo
RRP: £149.99
LAUNCH: All EMEA Markets
RETAILER: Zavvi

DESCRIPTION:
Open up a galaxy of Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2 adventures for fans with this LEGO® brick-built model of the Imperial Light Cruiser (75315). It features a bridge that doubles as a handle for flying, 2 rotating turrets with spring-loaded shooters, plus 2 mini TIE Fighters and a launcher. A hatch gives easy access to the cabin which has a hologram table and storage for the electrobinoculars and other accessory elements.

This premium-quality set comes with 5 LEGO minifigures: The Mandalorian, Cara Dune, Fennec Shand, Moff Gideon and a Dark Trooper, plus a LEGO figure of the Child (Grogu), affectionately known as Baby Yoda. Cool weapons include The Mandalorian’s Amban phase-pulse blaster and spear and Moff Gideon’s darksaber for hero vs. villain play.

NAME: LEGO Boba Fett’s Starship
EMBARGO: No Embargo
RRP: £44.99
LAUNCH: All EMEA Markets
RETAILER: Amazon, Zavvi, Argos, Smyths

DESCRIPTION:
Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans can play out bounty-hunting missions and battles with this brilliant LEGO brick buildable model version of Boba Fett’s Starship (75312), a building toy for kids age 9+. It features a handle for easy flying, an opening LEGO minifigure cockpit for LEGO Star Wars minifigures, rotating wings, 2 stud shooters and 2 rotating dual blaster cannons (non-shooting). This premium-quality set also includes Boba Fett and The Mandalorian LEGO minifigures with weapons, plus a Carbonite brick that fits in a compartment of the starship.
There is also a transporter vehicle to move the starship and use as a stand so kids can display this awesome Mandalorian building toy in a vertical flying position. The set comes with clear instructions so even LEGO newcomers can build confidently.

NAME: LEGO Imperial Armoured Marauder
EMBARGO: No Embargo
RRP: £34.99
LAUNCH: All EMEA Markets
RETAILER: Amazon, Zavvi, Argos, Smyths

DESCRIPTION:
Children will love recreating battle action from The Mandalorian Season 2 series and making up their own adventures with this Star Wars buildable model of the Imperial Armoured Marauder (75311), a building toy for kids age 8+. The LEGO Star Wars model is packed with authentic features to inspire play, including 2 stud shooters at the front, a rotating rear turret with 2 stud shooters, a LEGO minifigure cockpit, an easy-access cabin with space for 2 LEGO minifigures, lookout point and ammo compartments.

The set features 4 LEGO Star Wars minifigures – Greef Karga, 2 Stormtroopers and a new-for-August-2021 Artillery Stormtrooper – with cool weapons and accessories for active play. Easy-to-follow instructions are included, so even LEGO beginners can enjoy the building experience.

NAME: LEGO Trouble on Tatooine
EMBARGO: No Embargo
RRP: £27.99
LAUNCH: All EMEA Markets
RETAILER: Amazon, Zavvi, Argos, Smyths

DESCRIPTION:
Children will love teaming up with The Mandalorian and a Tusken Raider for desert missions with this LEGO® Star Wars™ Trouble on Tatooine set (75299). It features The Mandalorian’s speeder bike with a LEGO minifigure seat and saddlebag for the Child to sit in, plus a buildable Tusken hut and a new-for-January-2021, missile-shooting ballista for the Tusken Raider.

NAME: Star Wars The Black Series Credit Collection The Mandalorian
EMBARGO: No Embargo
RRP: £26.99
LAUNCH: Spain, France, UK, GSA
ON SHELVES: 10/01/2021
RETAILER: Amazon, Pulse, Fan Channel

DESCRIPTION:
Kids and collectors alike can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the Star Wars saga with figures from Star Wars The Black Series! With exquisite features and decoration, this series embodies the quality and realism that Star Wars devotees love. Star Wars The Black Series includes figures, vehicles, and roleplay items from the 40-plus-year legacy of the Star Wars Galaxy, including comics, movies, and animated series. The 6-inch-scale The Mandalorian figure is detailed to look like the character from The Mandalorian, featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation. Features vintage-designed The Black Series packaging that has been treated with a weathered look, inspired by the stylized images seen during the end credits of the live-action Disney+ series.(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up)

NAME: Star Wars The Black Series Credit Collection Kuiil

EMBARGO: No Embargo
RRP: £26.99
LAUNCH: Spain, France, UK, GSA
ON SHELVES: 10/01/2021
RETAILER: Amazon, Pulse, Fan Channel

DESCRIPTION:
Kids and collectors alike can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the Star Wars saga with figures from Star Wars The Black Series! With exquisite features and decoration, this series embodies the quality and realism that Star Wars devotees love. Star Wars The Black Series includes figures, vehicles, and roleplay items from the 40-plus-year legacy of the Star Wars Galaxy, including comics, movies, and animated series. The 6-inch-scale Kuiil figure is detailed to look like the character from The Mandalorian, featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation. Features vintage-designed The Black Series packaging that has been treated with a weathered look, inspired by the stylized images seen during the end credits of the live-action Disney+ series.
(HASBRO/Ages 4 years & up)

NAME: Star Wars Black Series The Mandalorian, The Client
EMBARGO: 26/10/2021
RRP: £21.99
LAUNCH: Spain, Italy, France, UK
ON SHELVES: 01/01/2022
RETAILER: Smyths, Fan Channel

DESCRIPTION:
A mysterious Imperial who keeps a low profile in a safehouse on Nevarro, the Client is the face behind an otherwise faceless bounty, an off-the-record assignment with a high value. Kids and collectors alike can imagine the biggest battles and missions in the Star Wars saga with figures from Star Wars The Black Series! With exquisite features and decoration, this series embodies the quality and realism that Star Wars devotees love. Star Wars The Black Series includes figures, vehicles, and roleplay items from the Star Wars Galaxy, including comics, movies, and animated series. (Additional products each sold separately. Subject to availability.) The 6-inch-scale Black Series figure is detailed to look like the The Client character from Star Wars: The Mandalorian, featuring premium detail and multiple points of articulation.

NAME: MOBYFOX The Mandalorian iWatch Strap & Screensavers
EMBARGO: No Embargo
RRP: £36.90
LAUNCH: Germany, UK, France
ON SHELVES: On shelves
RETAILER: Amazon

DESCRIPTION: This smartwatch band is produced on high-grade printed silicone with a stainless steel buckle. Sweat resistant, UV-resistant and recyclable. Compatible with all Apple Watch versions and other smartwatches (Samsung, Fossil, etc.) with a 22mm pin.

Models:
• Mandalorian – The Child
• Mandalorian – Code of Honor
• Mandalorian – Desert Partners
• Mandalorian –The Child Bounty
• Mandalorian – Boba Fett
• Mandalorian – Luke & Grogu
• Mandalorian – Boba Fett Return of the Smartwatch Band
• Mandalorian – Ahsoka Tano
• Mandalorian – Beskar Armor

Officially licensed: This design is officially licensed by Lucasfilm and fits Apple Watch Series 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and SE as well as other smartwatches with a 22mm pin
Customize your experience: Download the MobyFace App to unlock over 20 Watch Faces included with your purchase, as well as thousands more from our ever-expanding catalog (available on iOS)

NAME: IRON STUDIOS Mandalorian BDS Art Scale 1/10
EMBARGO: No Embargo
RRP: £164.99
LAUNCH: Live
ON SHELVES: Available 30th Aug 2022
RETAILER: Zavvi

DESCRIPTION: Ready to face his opponent, Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin, better known as Mando, fixes his right leg as a support, and his left leg in attack position, on the base of the floor of his enemy’s Imperial spacecraft. Carrying his Beskar spear, which is made of a metallic alloy, also used in Mandalorian armour, the spear is known for its resistance, even from a Light Saber. Mando uses all of his combat abilities in his rescue mission of the small and mysterious child called Grogu, or Baby Yoda, as he is popularly known, with whom he created affectionate bonds.

This statue was inspired by the last scene from the final episode of the 2nd season of the Mandalorian series, a spin-off from Star Wars and created by Jon Favreau, available on Disney+ streaming. In this scene, the protagonist hero fights a decisive duel against Moff Gideon, an intelligence officer from the fallen Galactic Empire. Thus, Iron Studios presents its “Mandalorian BDS Art Scale 1/10 – The Mandalorian – Iron Studios”.

In this epic season finale, Mando and his allies set out on a mission to save Grogu, captured by Moff Gideon. Aboard his light cruiser and ready to face it all, Din Djarin fights the terrible droids, Dark Troopers, and duels with Gideon, with the villain having the legendary Shadow Saber.

Faithfully detailed and produced with official references from the series, this statue composes a diorama of this scene alongside “Moff Gideon BDS Art Scale 1/10 – The Mandalorian – Iron Studios”, sold separately. A must-have set for every fan and collector, created exclusively by Iron Studios!

NAME: Star Wars The Black Series Artillery Stormtrooper
EMBARGO: No Embargo
RRP: £26.99
LAUNCH: Spain, France, UK, GSA
ON SHELVES: 10/01/2021
RETAILER: Amazon, Pulse, Fan Channel

DESCRIPTION: Awaiting description

NAME: LEGO The Mandalorian Bounty Hunter Transport
EMBARGO: No Embargo
RRP: £119.99
LAUNCH: All EMEA Markets
ON SHELVES: 01/09/2020
RETAILER: Amazon

DESCRIPTION:
Relive bounty hunter The Mandalorian and the Child’s battles against Scout Trooper and other enemies with The Mandalorian™ Bounty Hunter Transport (75292) LEGO® Star Wars™ building toy for kids. This brick-built armoured transport shuttle features a cargo hold with opening sides that double as access ramps and carbonite bounty elements inside, a dual LEGO minifigure cockpit, spring-loaded shooters, escape pod and more authentic details to inspire creative play.

A challenging build for ages 10 and up, this 1,023-piece starship construction kit includes 5 collectible LEGO Star Wars characters, including new-for-August-2020 The Mandalorian and the Child LEGO minifigures.

LaserTV are introducing a brand new luxury category of big screen furniture offering real wow factor, as well as practicality! LaserTV have teamed up with Sunday Times featured designer, Megan Ace, to create the ultimate entertainment unit that houses a hidden pop up 4K ultra short show projector. There’s now no need to choose between good design and immersive viewing, with the unit designed to fit seamlessly into any interior space, without the usual damage to walls or unsightly installation of a normal project set up.

LaserTV furniture comes complete with a 100” ALR coated rising screen as standard built into the furniture. The screen rises at the touch of a button and retracts when not in use to store and protect it. The ultimate entertainment unit, when not in use the furniture is both stylish and functional as an everyday cabinet. Perfect for cosying up for Christmas! Beautifully designed and manufactured in the UK, the cabinets are a striking and practical addition to any living space and are available in 5 contemporary finishes with choices of bespoke handles and legs.

A Yorkshire Collaboration – Mince Pies from Rosebud Preserves and Two Dales Bakery

This Christmas, Rosebud Preserves of Masham and Two Dales Bakery of Reeth, in the adjoining dales of Wensleydale and Swaledale, have collaborated to create the very best quality, festive mince pies.
They are hand-crafted at the artisan bakery from a sweet, all butter short crust pastry, using organic flour from Shipton Mill in Gloucestershire and free-range eggs from Wensleydale. They are generously filled with Rosebud Preserves delicious Almond & Orange Mincemeat.
Eight pies are presented in an elegant grey gift box with a clear presentation lid (£9.95 per box/400g). The pies can be ordered for delivery from the 1st November 2021 from www.rosebudpreserves.co.uk.
Elspeth Biltoft, founder and owner of Rosebud Preserves, says: “We have sold our preserves to Hannah and David at the Two Dales Bakery for some time now and have great respect for their values and delicious artisan products. Their light as a feather all butter pastry perfectly complements our Almond & Orange Mincemeat, to create extra special mince pies with a combination of fresh Bramley apples, Californian almonds, plump vine fruits, orange and lemon zest and the added warmth of a little brandy. We really hope that customers enjoy these truly home baked mince pies and that they add a little pleasure and nostalgia to Christmas festivities after such a difficult year.”
Hannah Parnell, baker and owner of Two Dales Bakery, says: “When we opened the bakery back in early 2019 we knew we wanted delicious, locally produced jam to serve alongside our own artisan breads and scones. We’ve stocked Rosebud Preserves jams and chutneys from day one and they are a hit with our customers. The products are carefully made with the best ingredients, something that we pride ourselves on doing here at the bakery.
“We were thrilled to be approached by the team at Rosebud Preserves to discuss a collaboration to make mince pies for Christmas. It was great fun developing the final pastry recipe to complement the delicious flavours of the mincemeat. We bake the pies fresh for each delivery and once they are out of the oven, sprinkle them with just a little sugar, ready for our customers to enjoy.”
Rosebud Preserves has been making its jams, marmalades, chutneys and jellies at Masham, North Yorkshire, since 1989. The company was started by Elspeth Biltoft and her founding principles, to source local produce whenever possible; to cook traditional recipes; and practice time honoured techniques, without the use of additives, preservatives or pectin; remain the same today.
Two Dales Bakery opened its doors in February 2019. Based in Reeth, in stunning Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, it has quickly gained a reputation for exceptional sourdough and yeasted breads and pastries. Their products are hand-crafted using organic flours and long-fermentation methods that bring out a fantastic flavour and texture. They are available from an on-site shop and café as well as through a number of retailers in the area.
You can also buy the Almond & Orange Mincemeat from the Rosebud Preserves website www.rosebudpreserves.co.uk:
Almond & Orange Mincemeat (£6.95/340g) also available as a Kilner Jar (£11.95/450g)
A great twist on a British classic. Simply prepared with fresh Bramley apples, plump vine fruits, lively citrus and a measure of brandy. This mincemeat does not contain any suet so it is suitable for vegetarians.
Raisins, apples, currants, unrefined sugar, sultanas, lemon juice and zest, orange juice and zest 8%, candied peel, almonds 5%, brandy 1.5%.

SUSTAINABLE GIFTING

tado° V3+ Wireless Smart Thermostat Starter Kit and Hot Water Control with Care and Protect feature – Available for £159.99 from Amazon UK

The tado° Smart Thermostat is easy to install. It connects to the internet and is ready to control your heating smartly in just a few minutes. Compatible with 95% of all heating systems, the expanded Wireless Smart Thermostat V3+ Starter Kits offer unmatched integration and control of all kinds of boilers from any manufacturer.

The new Wireless Temperature Sensors are equipped with temperature and humidity detectors and support the convenient, central control of multiple Smart Radiator Thermostats in one or multiple rooms. More than just a sensor, the in-built user interface also allows residents to manually adjust the settings on the device itself.

The tado° Smart Thermostat comes with the Care & Protect Skill which keeps customers home heating systems running smoothly and offers tangible step-by-step solutions when issues arise. With 24/7 monitoring of home heating systems, Care & Protect detects boiler faults, informs users on how to fix them or who to call, and helps to minimise the outage time of heating systems to guarantee a warm and comfortable home. Care & Protect is available in the tado° Auto-Assist Skill but a simplified version is also available for non Auto-Assist users. The Auto-Assist feature includes Geofencing, Open Window Detection, and Care & Protect. It takes care of the user’s home climate by fully automating the Geofencing and Open Window Detection Skills for even more savings and comfort. Auto-Assist is bookable in the tado° app with a monthly subscription of £2.99 per month or £24.99 a year and can be cancelled at any time.

Airthings Wave Mini Air Quality Monitor – available for $79.99 from Amazon.com £60.52 from Amazon UK

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

FOR THE SAFETY CONSCIOUS

Nexar Beam GPS Full HD 1080P Dash Cam – available from Amazon for an RRP of $119.95 and the Nexar website, currently on offer for only $119.95/£99.95

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Nexar Beam GPS is a sleek and compact plug and play dash cam that can easily be concealed behind the rear-view mirror. Recording crisp and clear 1080p full HD video, the dash cam also has a super wide lens with a 135-degree field of view. The parking mode feature offers 24/7 security and can sense even the slightest impact to a vehicle and starts recording immediately, even when the car is parked. Footage can be downloaded to the user’s phone as soon as it connects to the dash cam so can be viewed immediately; offering true peace of mind. With a built-in G-sensor supporting variable sensitivity, the dash cam can auto-detect any sudden knock or collision and lock the crucial footage and the built-in GPS module can link the location of the vehicle to the footage. This can then be used as vital evidence for claims or insurance purposes with users being able to access the required footage easily and quickly.
Nexar has developed its own proprietary software and the companion app allows for live streaming of all video footage directly to your phone and uses AI to detect important moments and save them as easy to find clips. Incidents can be reported and files shared and viewed immediately with an insurance company or the police through the app. The footage is backed up to the cloud without any limits, and all of it is incredibly easy to use and navigate around.

The Nexar Beam GPS comes with a free 32GB microSD card already installed but users can opt to upgrade to a bigger capacity with up to 256GB. Best of all, though, Nexar offers completely unlimited cloud backups without a subscription, so drivers can avoid the extra cost and have the same ability to save any video to the cloud. Ideal if the dash cam is ever stolen or damaged, as footage can still be viewed and accessed from anywhere. The video clips can be wrapped together with important data into a report and uploaded immediately using a one-click report function. Additionally, Siri voice command may be used to send messages to others whilst on the road in the Nexar Groups app which will show the location if the driver is delayed.

GADGETS FOR CHILDREN AND THE FAMILY

Xplora XGO2 Android children’s smart watch available from Amazon for an RRP of £99.99

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

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

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

Xplora X5 Play children’s smart watch available from Xplora and Amazon for an RRP of £159.99 – now with free SIM card

The new X5 Play is a children’s smart watch which not only provides reassurance to parents always knowing the location of their child but is great fun for kids too! They can make and take calls, text and send emoji’s, take photos, and get active with their favourite characters like Peter Rabbit 2 and Doctor Who, earning rewards as they go. Featuring a Qualcomm chipset for a fast and reliable user experience the X5 Play is also waterproof (IP68) and features a 1.4’ TFT display and 2 Mega Pixel camera for taking great selfie’s. With in-built G Sensors and advanced step tracking capabilities, X5 Play links seamlessly to Xplora’s unique Goplay platform
LOCATE: Locate your child with the X5 Play and create Safe Zones which will alert you whenever your child leaves or enters the zone.
COMMUNICATE: The watch is also a phone! Easy communication with the child and up to 50 approved contacts, answer and make calls with swipe motions and send text messages and emojis!
TAKE PICTURES: The 2MP camera means they can share the pictures with you throughout their day, keeping you up to date on what they are doing. Store over 1000 pictures in the gallery and set a custom background.
GOPLAY: The world’s first Goplay activity platform combining physical activity with entertainment.

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

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

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

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

BuddyPhones® Cosmos+ wireless ANC kid-proof, kid-safe headphones to protect little ears from increasing tech exposure – available in Cool Blue, Rose Pink, Sun Yellow, Grey Matter, Deep Blue and Snow White from buddyphones.com, onanoff.com and Amazon.co.uk for $99.99/ £99.90/ €85.11. Amazon.com ($99.99)

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

With a slew of new audio features, fun designs, a range of colours; Cool Blue, Rose Pink, Sun Yellow, Grey Matter, Deep Blue and Snow White and volume limiting capability the BuddyPhones® Cosmos+ are ideal for use when studying, when watching films or listening to music whilst still ensuring hearing health is protected.

The BuddyPhones Cosmos+ brings an upgrade to ONANOFF’s flagship wireless kid’s headphone with a high quality detachable boom mic and 3 SafeAudio® settings to choose from. With these 3 different listening modes of 94dB TravelMode, 85dB KidsMode and 75dB ToddlerMode, the headphones can be tailored to the child’s needs and environment. ONANOFF‘s patented StudyMode® helps isolate voices from other sounds, producing crisper, clearer vocals that will help young scholars to focus when studying or watching lessons. These different audio settings can be tailored to the child’s educational needs, at home or in school. The foldable headphones with soft protein PU leather ear pads also include a BuddyLink for sharing so siblings and friends can easily watch and play together.

The BuddyPhones® Cosmos+ boast a 24-hour battery life for wireless use or a wired connection option, making them ideal for keeping children entertained whilst travelling or on long car trips. The Cosmos+ now features new, more durable designs, a travel case for easy transport, and a fun and eye-catching design using a process called “In Mold Design” to produce intricate artwork on the ear cups with a premium finish that is fully scratch resistant.

The PuroQuiet Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth headphone – Available from Amazon for £102.88 and Amazon.com for $119

Made from high-quality aluminium, with plush noise-isolating ear-pads, the latest Bluetooth profiles for CD-like quality wireless audio, a highly sensitive microphone for taking calls or gaming with friends and up to 16-hours of active battery life the PuroQuiet headphones certainly deliver on audio quality and style. In addition to the sleek new design, the PuroQuiet headphones have an active noise cancellation feature found on high-end headphones that suppress ambient noise levels and provides a superior listening experience in even the loudest of environments. It blocks out daily noise and background sounds up to 22 dB, complemented by 82% noise isolation.

BT2200 Lightweight on-ear volume limited Bluetooth kid’s headphones – available for £85 from Amazon in white, blue, grey pink and purple and Amazon.com for $99

The Puro Sound Labs BT2200 come equipped with a volume restrictor of 85 dB to limit output that a child cannot go above. The 40 mm dynamic driver combining with 82% noise isolation renders sounds more clearly, with the dynamic range from 20Hz to 20kHz and less than 1% harmonic distortion. This studio grade audio quality together with the Puro Balanced Response® ensures the headphones deliver an amazing listening experience with clear, crisp vocals and full, dynamic bass all within 85 dB volume limit.
The BT2200 is made with high quality materials to help prevent the possibility of allergies whilst using the headphones in the wireless mode stops the dangers of possible cable entanglement and tripping.
The ultra-lightweight design allows children to enjoy their favourite tunes without pressure to head or ears. An adjustable headband completes the natural, fine-tuned fit whilst the protein leather ear cups offers the optimal in comfort.

Puro Sound Labs PuroPro volume limiting, active noise cancelling adult headphones –available from Amazon for £169 and Amazon.com for $199.99

The PuroPro is the latest addition to the range, with a slick design and studio grade audio quality, providing adults with a listening experience that is both high quality and healthy. In keeping with the Puro Sound Labs mission to protect consumers’ hearing, the headphones are also volume limited to 85 dB for up to 8 hours per day, and 95 dB for up to 50 mins per day, as recommended by the World Health Organization. The headphones are equipped with Puro Balanced Response® Curve technology, engineered to deliver an amazing listening experience with clear, crisp vocals, plus two adjustable ANC levels, ensuring that users can listen to their favourite tracks and podcasts undisturbed, or find their own space in shared environments.

The wireless Bluetooth v.5 headphones are complete with a lightweight, foldable design and matching hard cover carrying case and are ideal for travel, with long lasting batteries that provide up to 28 hours playtime with ANC, 32 hours without and 300 hours of standby time.

FOR FAMILY FUN
The Crystal Maze Board Game – Available for £25.99 from Amazon.

Hello adventurers and welcome to The Crystal Maze, where a labyrinth of perplexing puzzles and tricky challenges lie in wait for you and your friends and family. Teamwork is paramount as you voyage through the four themed time zones, packed with a medley of mental, mystery, skill and physical games. Success is rewarded in the shape of precious time crystals and the more crystals you win, the more time you’ll get to spend scrambling for gold tokens in the game’s furious finale. Who will pit their wits against the mind-bending mental puzzles and who is plucky enough to tackle the fiendish physical trials? Let the games begin!
(For ages 10 to adult)
(For 2 or more players)

The Crystal Maze Eastern Zone Mini Game – Available for £12.99 from John Lewis and Amazon.

This special themed edition coincides with the unveiling of the all new zone: The Eastern Zone on the hit Channel 4 show, inspired by the historic art, architecture and monuments of East Asia. Players pit their wits against friends and family with this all-new set of skill, physical, mystery and mental challenges designed with replayability in mind, so they can be enjoyed again and again.
The Eastern Zone mini game can be played independently or used as a booster pack of contents for The Crystal Maze Board Game (sold separately) adding the new zone to the big adventure.
Suitable for ages 10 to adult and for 2 to 6 players, The Crystal Maze Eastern Zone Mini Game is sure to challenge and excite even the bravest of adventurers with success being rewarded in the shape of precious time crystals just like in the TV show. Whether a player is challenging themselves with mind-bending mental puzzles or a physical trial, the game has something for everyone.

Very Merry Christmas Game – Available for £20 from Amazon

The Very Merry Christmas Game is the Family Game of Presents, Crackers, Christmas Songs… and Sprouts!
Move around the board collecting presents (present cards) to put in your stocking. Presents have a value depending on whether they’re nice… or naff.
Presents can also be given to other players – particularly the bad ones! You can take other players’ gifts off them and this is decided on the pull of a cracker.

All players’ presents are placed face down in the stocking so nobody knows what they’ve got but there are opportunities to take a sneaky look to find out which ones to get rid of and which ones to keep. Land on the singing space and you have to sing a verse from a Christmas song or carol to avoid losing one of your gifts!
Watch out for the two dreaded sprout cards as they could have a bad effect and make you lose out… The player with the best presents at the end of the game is the winner. All the joys of Christmas in this one box!
For 2 to 4 Players or Teams, Ages 8 to Adult

Mr & Mrs Family Edition / Pocket Edition – Available for £13.30 from Amazon/ £10 from Next and John Lewis

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

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

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

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

FOR MUSIC LOVERS

Audio Sunglasses and Glasses for men and women from Fauna – RRP $299 – Now $199.99 on Amazon and also available for RRP £249 – Now £199.99 in the UK from Maplin
High resolution images of the Fauna range available here
Fauna are designer glasses with open ear sound technology inside. Supporting you in the most pleasant way possible in your everyday life: By providing you with additional acoustic content. They are comfortable to wear thanks to high-quality acetat and bluelight filter. Top notch USound Mems technology makes the design discrete and the user interface easy to handle.

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

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

The Restaurant Guide 2022
AA Media
£16.99 RRP | 28th October 2021

• 28th edition of The Restaurant Guide reveals the UK and Ireland’s best restaurants

• Discover latest AA Rosette Award winners, and hear from top chefs and up-and-coming culinary talent

• Featuring over 1700 restaurants and 100 new additions since the 2020 edition

“A must-have guide to the best restaurants in the UK” – Tom Kerridge

The Restaurant Guide 2022 (AA Media) is the perfect guide to the UK and Ireland’s top dining destinations, featuring over 1700 restaurants which have been awarded Rosettes for culinary excellence by the AA’s professional inspectors.

Now in its 28th edition, The Restaurant Guide 2022 provides food lovers with breakdowns of restaurants by county, including a detailed description of each destination, information on latest chef changes, opening times, sample menu prices and images of many of the featured locations. To assist those travelling to featured restaurants, the Guide also includes clear AA mapping of each region.

With the AA releasing no restaurant guide in 2020 for the first time 50 years, the AA Restaurant Guide returns with a blend of familiar favourites and more than 100 restaurants new to the guide since the previous edition. Exciting dining destinations to discover include: Davies and Brook, London W1; Where The Light Gets In, Stockport, Greater Manchester; and UNALOME by Graeme Cheevers, Glasgow. The Restaurant Guide 2022 also features all the latest Rosette winners announced this autumn, including: Mana, Manchester; Tuddenham Mill, Newmarket, Suffolk; and Pétrus by Gordon Ramsay, London, SW1.

In addition to restaurant listings, The Restaurant Guide 2022 includes interviews with some of the most exciting culinary talent in the UK, such as 26-year-old culinary prodigy Tom Booton (Dorchester Grill, London W1), Paul Leonard (Forest Side, Grasmere, Cumbria), and Nathan Outlaw (Outlaw’s New Road and Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen, Port Isaac, Cornwall).

The Restaurant Guide 2022 will be available for £16.99 RRP here and in bookstores from Thursday 28th October 2021.

Remembering African Wild Dogs, the soon-to-launch sixth photography book in the Remembering Wildlife series – which has so far donated £850,000 to protect endangered animals – comes out on 6 November.

Packed full of beautiful images by many of the world’s best wildlife photographers, including Jonathan & Angela Scott, Frans Lanting, Greg du Toit and Marsel van Oosten, all profits from the book go to wildlife projects, adding to the 55 projects in 24 countries that have already been supported by Remembering Wildlife’s previous books.
The African wild dog is one of the most elusive and endangered species. There are only 660 breeding packs of African wild dogs in the wild and the animals are threatened by vastly disappearing habitat and predators, including humans.
Already, Remembering African Wild Dogs has supported a successful translocation of 14 African wild dogs to Malawi, which took place this summer.
It’s the perfect choice for photography fans, animal lovers and anyone who wants to buy a meaningful gift that will make a difference this Christmas.
Remembering Wildlife was set up by London-based wildlife photographer and former PR CEO Margot Raggett after she saw a poached elephant and set out to raise money for wildlife conservation, with the first book, Remembering Elephants, coming out in September 2016.

The books have acquired famous supporters, including James Haskell and many others …

Plus many more – see pics here.
Remembering African Wild Dogs comes out on 6 November and costs £45.

It can be pre-ordered/ordered at: www.buyrememberingwildlife.com and after 6 November from Amazon and other stockists.

More details: www.rememberingwildlife.com

Th3rdLevel is


• small ethical business who create sustainable streetwear whilst mentoring talented young adults with disabilities
• Th3rd Level provides real life work experience through their friendly design led shadowing and mentoring scheme
• The clothing range is sustainable and ethically produced, only using pridycst made from eco friendly materials and sustainable sources
• They produce high quality clothing that is not only comfortable and original but ethical and eco-friendly, including packaging that is fully compostable and reusable.
• Th3rdlevel also partners with the Eden Reforestation Project, planting a tree for every purchase from the clothing range.
This connection to the environment is reflected within Th3rdLevels Autumn Winter 2021 Collection, which is inspired by the natural world, all the while keeping with their dark, edgy twist within the designs. The colour pallet of deep jewel is combined with mustards and greens alongside leafy prints and camo to create an original collection. You will also see two characters come to life in the form of Flower Face and Nature Boy.

FIREWORK FEAR. REGGAE OR ROALD DAHL WILL HELP CALM YOUR DOG THIS BONFIRE NIGHT
Canine behaviour expert recommends reggae music or a calming audiobook of Roald Dahl stories to help the nation’s dogs cope with firework induced stress and anxiety

With most public fireworks displays returning this year, families and friends are gearing up to celebrate Bonfire Night 2021. However, whilst this is an exciting time for many, this is not good news for the nation’s dogs.
The lead up to, and Bonfire Night itself, can be a very traumatic time for dogs. The loud bangs and flashes, are often extremely frightening and can cause stress, anxiety, and unpredictability, potentially putting their safety at risk.
Canine behaviour expert Kirsten Dillon, in partnership with premium raw pet food brand Natural Instinct, is calling for people to be aware of the nation’s dogs this Bonfire Night if they are considering hosting their own fireworks night at home.
Kirsten comments, “Fireworks are a dog’s worst nightmare! With people celebrating Bonfire Night at public displays and at home this year, it is likely there will be an increase in loud bangs from different places to terrify our dogs. We’d urge people to consider other ways to enjoy the festivities that don’t involve setting off fireworks in the back garden”.
For dog owners who may be concerned, Kirsten offers her top tips and advice to help keep them calm and reduce stress and anxiety.
“It’s important to make sure your dog feels as safe as possible. There are lots of simple ways to do this, such as closing the windows and curtains to muffle the sounds, but there are also more unusual things you can try to help them stay relaxed and calm. Clinical research shows[2] that reggae is the most effective musical style to soothe and calm dogs, while other studies show[3] that audiobooks of Roald Dahl stories have had similar effects!”
Kirsten’s top tips for keeping your dog calm this fireworks season:
1. Create a safe haven. Look at where they choose to hide and turn that place into a soundproof, darkened escape, whether that’s the downstairs toilet or under the stairs!
2. Play some Reggae music. Clinical studies have proven that Reggae sounds will help soothe and calm anxious dogs.
3. Play an audiobook such as Roald Dahl stories. Studies have also shown that audiobooks can help create a calm atmosphere with Roald Dahl stories being the top pick for dogs.
4. Give your dog Sileo. Sileo is proven to be very effective and easy to administer at home to help dogs with noise aversion. However, please do consult your vet or other professional beforehand for advice and guidance, and make sure you read and follow the instructions carefully.
5. Try plug-in diffusers, thunder shirts or pet remedies. Plug-ins typically use pheromones with de-stressing properties, while thunder shirts provide gentle constant pressure known to have relaxing effects. Pet remedies such as a calming supplement are also reported to help relieve anxiety. Once again, please consult your vet or other professional beforehand if you have any concerns, and always read and follow instructions carefully.
6. Use something to mask the smell of fireworks. Cordite is a trigger just as much as flashes and noises, so finding a way to cover up the smell will also help.

GET INTO THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT WITH THESE GIFTS
Looking for a present to spoil a drink lover? Then you’ve come to the right place!
ICB’s (Intercontinental Brands) wide range of products caters to everyone from those that love the strong stuff, to those who adore a fruity, sweet treat, and even a non-alcoholic option.
And if you’re struggling to choose, then fear not, we’ve pulled together a handy gift guide to help pick out the right gift for your loved ones. There’s something for everyone this Christmas!

The Gift for… the animal lover

Have you got an animal loving, eco-warrior within your family who values a gift that gives back? Then look no further than the delicious Hawksbill Caribbean Spiced Rum.
With every bottle sold, it donates 10% of its profits to helping its namesake through the Barbados Sea Turtle Project. You can read more about their conservation work here.
Along with donations, Hawksbill Rum also ensures its packaging is eco-friendly and the bottle is made from sustainable and recyclable materials. The cork is made from waste material and the sugarcane fibre label is printed with plant-based inks – this brand really is doing their bit.
Hawksbill Caribbean Spiced Rum uses a blend of exotic rums sourced from Guyana and Trinidad which is blended with a unique combination of spices. Sweet Vanilla floats across the palate before a wave of toasted nutmeg, cinnamon, and raisin breaks, allowing a hint of cardamom and sea salt to nestle on the taste buds.
If you want to help support their turtley awesome efforts this Christmas, you can purchase Hawksbill Spiced Caribbean Rum for RRP £23 (70cl bottle) directly from their website as well as Amazon, Master of Malt, Drink Supermarket, Drinks & Co and Spirit of Harrogate. 38.8% ABV.
Watch the pride spread across your loved one’s face when they see you’ve purchased them a gift with the planet in mind.

The Gift for… the one with a sweet tooth

Do you have a friend with a sweet tooth, who loves a fruity flavour? Then TW Kempton is the perfect fit this Christmas!
For the first time, you’ll be wishing for an orange in your stocking this year – but not the usual type. TW Kempton is putting the zest into Christmas with its latest limited-edition offering, TW Kempton Chocolate Orange Gin Liqueur!
And that’s not all. With a range of five refreshing gin liqueurs to choose from, our TW Kempton range will bring you a completely new taste experience with each flavour. It is available in five mouth-watering flavours – Watermelon & Lime, Parma Violet, Rhubarb & Ginger, Pineapple Sherbet and the new release, Chocolate Orange. The range is crafted using a botanical gin, combined with fruit flavours, resulting in TW Kempton gin liqueurs being sweeter and lower in strength than tradition gin.
TW Kempton is £9.99 per 50cl bottle at 20% ABV, available exclusively from Tesco.

The Gift for… the Espresso Martini lover

Everyone has a friend who’s go to cocktail is always an Espresso Martini! Well, we have the perfect ingredient to spice it up.
Carthy & Black Espresso Gin Cream is a delicious drop of the unexpected. It blends the silkiest cream with the finest Slingsby Gin. Then we ingeniously introduce rich, percolated coffee notes which develop a sweet, caramel finish. Served straight or draped over ice, it makes the perfect espresso gintini. It shouldn’t work, but it really does.
Available in Espresso, Rhubarb, Lemon, and Yorkshire Original flavours, this silky-smooth product combines award-winning Slingsby Gin with cream to produce this equally curious and delightful drink.
From the moment your giftee takes the first sip, they will discover it is truly delicious!
Available in 50cl bottles at 17% ABV, RRP £11.99 from, Master of Malt, Arrow Fresh, Amazon, spiritofharrogate.co.uk and other leading online alcohol retailers.

The Gift for… the beach babe

Everyone has that one person who always seems to be sunning themselves on a beach all year round. Well now you can bring the beach to them this festive season with Palm Beach Rum Liqueurs.
Palm Beach has a range of smooth, mellow rum liqueurs crafted using carefully selected rum and unique flavour combinations inspired by the dreamy Caribbean!
Scrumptious flavours include sun-ripened Pineapple and buttery Salted Caramel, sun-drenched tropical Banana & creamy-soft Butterscotch, sweet Mango and tangy Passion Fruit, classic Spiced Vanilla or sweet Juicy Watermelon.
Palm Beach is available in 50cl bottles at Tescos, Amazon and Iceland. RRP £9.99.

The Gift for… the teetotal trendsetter

Have you got sober star in your family or social circle? Do you want to swerve the Christmas hangover? Then fear not, we’ve got a gift they can really appreciate – Amplify.
Amplify is a distilled non-alcoholic spirit for the designated drivers, the mums-to-be, and the all round non-drinkers. The zing and zest citrus flavour make it the perfect present to tingle your giftees’ tastebuds this Christmas.
And what makes it even more unique? The painting used in its label has been created by artist Sophie Abbott, a landscape painter living and working from her studio by the sea in Brighton.
Amplify is available in Ocado, Amazon, Drink Supermarket, Sprit of Harrogate and Master of Malt. Amplify is available in 50cl bottles for RRP £15.
Amplify in a can is available from spiritofharrogate.co.uk at RRP £6 for a trio pack and £18 for a case of 12 cans.

Inspirational Children’s Book Taps the Power of Music and Interactivity to Engage, Enthrall and Influence Children to Do Good

Gold Medal Award-Winning ‘A Little Spark’ children’s book redefining children’s literature with a fun, multi-faceted reading time experience replete with meaningful storytelling, audio, music, activities and lessons designed to spark kindness, friendship and giving; New scholastic ‘Be That Spark’ elementary education pilot program quickly captivating the hearts and minds of students and teachers, alike

Whether gifting for the holidays, a birthday, Valentine’s Day or “just because,” children’s literature is a timeless gift that can impact the recipient, families and society at-large in meaningful ways. This truth is exemplified with “A Little Spark ” children’s book authored by Chris Parsons—a truly unique title that was recently awarded the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award Gold Medal for best in family-friendly media. Fittingly so, as this distinctive interactive, read-along chapter book is centered around the noble theme of finding, and doing, good in the world. See additional information and link to image and audio assets, below. Interview with the author available by request.

To complement the beautifully illustrated 160-page chapter book, Parsons collaborated with renowned music producer Bruce Faulconer to develop the full album with an original soundtrack and accompanying audiobook. “Lyrics range from playful to heartwarming and, in one instance, even a bit ominous,” noted Faulconer. “The music keeps the reader poised and, at times, thrillingly on the edge of their seat. We worked with an amazing group of performers and have created something truly special that’s resonating with kids and adults, alike.”

Enhancing the read-along story and the various audio components, A Little Spark also comes complete with a free companion online Resource Library available at BeThatSpark.com, which boasts over 50 book-related family activities like coloring pages, character puppets, word searches, mazes, dance videos, character drawing video tutorials and more. A “Parent’s Guide” is also available to help plan and optimize the overall experience.

“Parents, grandparents, caregivers and educators are indelibly seeking great content to engage with kids, and A Little Spark is written with purpose and intention toward that end,” said Parsons. “The storyline, and the various lessons embedded throughout, underscore that even the smallest creature can make the biggest difference. This takeaway message is especially important for young, impressionable children to hear because they so badly want to be seen and heard…in today’s culture more than ever.”

“Children’s literature is a powerful force that can shape and nurture the minds of kids,” continued Parsons. “In the case of A Little Spark, the combination of a great story, captivating illustrations and rich characters—in combination with mood-inducing music—can truly engage young minds in an impactful and immediate way. One that not only entertains and inspires young audiences, but also helps them develop critical thinking skills and encourages a sense of adventure and the confidence to take that first step.”

As per the Mom’s Choice Award, “A Little Spark is an innovative, inspiring, and entertaining tale about unlikely comrades who join forces on a quest to defeat a threatening enemy. A little Spark reminds us that, to awaken our passion and spirit, we all need something in life to make the world be a warmer place, and to always look for ways to ‘Be That Spark.’”

Working in partnership with a teacher advisory group, the “Be That Spark” elementary education pilot program launched this October in multiple first grade classrooms. This one-of-a-kind scholastic program combines the book, music and all of the related material into a formal academic lesson plan designed to provide a fun, inspiring experience for educators and their students. The Be That Spark program includes a focus on helping students develop positive character traits based on the characters and lessons from the book. It aligns with U.S. standards by creating meaningful and challenging lessons for students intended to increase their reading, listening and comprehension skills.

“Our panel of judges really felt this book merited a place on our list of the best in family-friendly media products that parents and educators can feel confident in using,” said Dawn Matheson, CEO, Mom’s Choice Awards. Other accolades include A Little Spark earning its place as an Amazon new release best-seller in a number of categories, including #1 in Children’s Music Books.

A Little Spark is available on Amazon and at all other all major online bookstores and retail channels in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and beyond.

Finally: Proof of Santa’s Existence and His Impact on Our World

Asheville, NC, November 1, 2021 — The 200-year legacy of the American Santa Claus as we know him is meticulously documented and explained in author Tom Jerman’s fascinating new book, Santa Claus Worldwide: A History of St. Nicholas and Other Holiday Gift-Bringers.
Readers will be surprised to learn Santa’s true origin story (hint: it wasn’t in Clement C. Moore’s popular poem, “The Night Before Christmas”), plus they’ll be treated to a deep dive into the backstories of other midwinter gift-givers from all over the globe. Jerman’s exhaustive research is evident in his detailed descriptions, and he masterfully showcases the rich diversity among the characters while also pointing out shared traits.
Santa Claus Worldwide is the first legitimate history of Santa Claus in more than a decade, and the first history in more than 100 years to provide a comprehensive look at the Yuletide gift-givers throughout the world.

Readers will discover:

• How midwinter gift-givers developed over thousands of years;
• The difference between Catholic followers of St. Nicholas and Protestant followers of the secular “terror men” in Europe following the Reformation;
• Historical examples of midwinter gift-givers who were female, Black, rich, gay, atheist and communist;
• When and how a New York printer named William Gilley created the “American Santa Claus” in an 1821 booklet, The Children’s Friend;
• How a wealthy New York professor, Clement C. Moore, bought a copy of The Children’s Friend and, in 1822, wrote “The Night Before Christmas;” and
• How The Children’s Friend disappeared from history until it was rediscovered in 1953.

Ultimately, Santa Claus Worldwide proves, conclusively, the existence of Santa and his impact on our world.

“Santa indisputably exists as the symbol of Christmas, and Christmas represents our most noble virtues,” Jerman says. “Symbols are real, and they can be very powerful.”

About the Author
Tom A. Jerman, a resident of Asheville, N.C., has bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and journalism and a juris doctorate degree from the University of Utah. Employed as a copy editor with The Salt Lake Tribune between 1974-78, he went on to practice labor and employment law for 35 years. In 2015, he took early retirement to pursue his desire to write something more interesting and enduring than legal treatises.

A serious collector, Jerman has amassed some 4,500 Santa figurines and ornaments, and thousands of antique postcards printed between 1900 and 1910. The enormous diversity of figures — temporal, geographic, historical, size, attire, date of gift-giving, mode of travel — prompted him to write Santa Claus Worldwide, the first volume of a planned trilogy.

For more information, please visit http://acollectionofsantas.com, or follow the author on Twitter at @tomajerman.

Santa Claus Worldwide: A History of St. Nicholas and Other Midwinter Gift-Bringers
Publisher: McFarland & Co.
ISBN-10: ‎1476680930
ISBN-13: ‎978-1476680934
Available from Amazon.com, BN.com and other online retailers

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If you have curls, kinks, coils, wavy or frizzy we have hair products for you. We are giving kinky-haired nerds these products to help them learn about their hair and which products work best. And we didn’t forget about your nerdy side, we have accessories from bracelets to T-Shirts.
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Junae Benne, Natural Hair Gamer, founded this company because she wanted to combine her love for learning how to take care of her hair with her gamer lifestyle. She does product reviews so many of the products she has used herself. There are so many curly-haired gamers who benefit from this box. Black women are often overlooked in the gaming and beauty industry. Benne saw the need for representation in both thus, Curls + Controllers is born.

The Ultimate Christmas Day Lunch with James Alexander Fine Foods
An exquisite three bird roast, consisting Turkey, Chicken and Duck

Fresh from Cumbria, direct to your dining table this Christmas Day. The James Alexander three bird roasts are sure to delight friends, family and loved ones this festive period.

The multi award winning three bird roasts from James Alexander Fine Foods are boneless, easy to carve, full of flavour and guaranteed to impress. These organic, hand prepared 3 bird roasts are made to order from Turkey, Chicken and Duck, expertly combined together so that each bird cooks the next one inside and the juices combine exquisitely.

Outdoor bred and reared, gluten free, pork sausage stuffing is then added to ensure an exquisite melt-in-the-mouth texture. The birds are then dressed in the best quality Cumbrian pancetta, and a couple of sprigs of thyme to maintain the succulent flavours inside and to add visual “wow” effect.
Once the festivities of the day are over and the hunger pangs begin, there is no better Christmas Day sandwich than one that includes a three bird roast, stuffing, pancetta and cranberry sauce!
The Christmas three bird roast is available in 7 weights, from 1.5kg (3-4 people) up to 4.5kg (14-15 people). Each roast comes with its own cooking instructions and James Alexander Fine Foods recommend you choose no later than Thursday 23rd December as your Christmas delivery date. All Bird Roasts are dispatched fresh with 7 days shelf life on the product, but can be frozen upon arrival, and consumed within 6 months.
PRICING:
• From £65 for 1.5kg (3-4 people) to £143 for 4.5kg (14-15 people)
• Enter code SAVE15 for 15% off your first order
About James Alexander Fine Foods
Oliver Nohl-Oser was born and bred in Cumbria, and appeared on the 2016 season of The Apprentice.
Oliver lives and breathes authentic locally sourced produce, which he combines with his countryside knowledge and passion for quality British food apparent in the selection on offer from James Alexander Fine Foods.
James Alexander Fine Foods brings together the very best produce that Cumbria has to offer, working closely with local producers to promote their products to a wider audience. Cumbria’s unique climate, its rolling hills and downs covered with sweet scented heathers, clover and brackens produce happy animals, which leads to tender, succulent and tasty products.
Buy directly from James Alexander Fine Foods and receive free shipping directly to your door!

Best beauty stocking fillers under £10 – Blistex Lip Infusions fits the bill nicely

Science and nature blended together to create three new lip balms, the perfect beauty must-have this Christmas.

Blistex Lip Infusions has been created with lip care in mind, particularly important during the colder winter months. Created using the most efficacious ingredients to deliver an unrivalled, premium product, available in three varieties: ‘Hydration’, ‘Soothing’ and ‘Nourish’ – great as a stocking filler or Secret Santa gift.

Lip Infusions – ‘Hydration’ offers 24-hr hydration and has been clinically tested for its long-lasting effects.
 Infused with Hyaluronic spheres to lock in moisture
 Fortified with Vitamins E & F to soften and smooth
 Contains SPF 15 to protect against the sun’s harmful UVB rays
 RRP: £2.99
Lip Infusions – ‘Soothing’ has been designed to be gentle on lips but tough on dryness.
 Infused with Cucumber seed oil and calendula, known for their soothing properties
 With natural beeswax and coconut oil to moisturise and protect lips
 Dermatologically approved
 RRP: £2.99
Lip Infusions – ‘Nourish’ has been created using nutrient- enriched botanical oils and vitamin E, to deliver concentrated nourishment for luxuriously smooth lips.
 The Cemamide enchanced formula helps retain moisture leaving lips supple and smooth
 With natural beeswax and coconut oil to moisturise and protect lips
 Contains SPF 15 to protect against the sun’s harmful UVB rays
 RRP: £2.99

Blistex range available in selected Boots, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Asda, Waitrose, Wilko, HomeBargains and Savers. Lip Infusions range available on-line and at selected Tesco, Morrisons and Superdrug stores and at Ocado.com.
Supporting photography and social media content available
For images, samples and further information please contact: paloma@connectedpr.com or Blistex@connectedpr.com or
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlistexUK
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blistexuk
www.blistex.co.uk

Six in Ten Consumers Think UK Businesses Need to Act Now on Climate Change

As COP26 begins, national consumer survey on behalf of UK sustainability charity WRAP finds 63% of the UK public think businesses should act immediately on climate change

Tuesday 2nd November, LONDON:

More than 60 per cent of the UK want business to take immediate action to tackle climate change – and do more to help their customers ‘go green’.

A new national survey commissioned by sustainability charity WRAP shows that a majority of consumers believe companies across industry need to do more when it comes to tackling emissions to help the UK meet tough, binding environmental targets for 2050. Whether it’s about plastic, food waste and water stewardship or greenhouse gas emissions, public perception is that there is a gap between businesses’ intentions and their actions. WRAP’s findings reveal this perceived inaction gap among consumers and show that the public want businesses to do more to tackle climate change.

The results reveal that 66% of respondents feel businesses should do more to help their customers reduce their own impact on climate change while a further 63% agreed that businesses should act immediately on climate change.

Four in ten (42%) said they thought UK businesses should have a clear step-by-step plan in place to reach their climate goals and 41% said that businesses should be transparent on their targets as well as regularly publishing their progress so that they can be held accountable.

When asked about specific sectors, 57% of respondents said UK food businesses could or need to be doing more to tackle climate change and cut emissions, while 61% said they felt the same for UK textile/fashion businesses.

The research also shows that when it comes to delivering change, collaboration is key in the opinion of consumers. The findings reveal 40% believe UK businesses should be working with each other to tackle climate change issues within their sector or industry.

Dr David Moon, Director of Collaboration & Change at WRAP commented: “People are making it clear that they expect businesses to lead the way on tackling climate change and are prepared to walk away from brands if they don’t change. It’s also apparent that there is a willingness and desire for business to collaborate and work together on the best ways of combating climate change and guiding the UK along the path to ‘Net Zero’. Bringing down emissions and adapting to the concerns of customers should now be at the forefront of business thinking. Time is running out for companies to act.”

The findings also show the importance of reputation when it comes to consumer spending on fashion brands, as 52% of respondents said their decision to purchase items from a clothing brand would be influenced by whether it had a reputation for taking no action to mitigate climate change.

Unsurprisingly, COVID-19 has also had an impact on people’s purchasing habits, with exactly half (50%) agreeing that the pandemic had made them more likely to buy from brands that take positive social and environmental action.

While the UK’s emissions targets (78% cut by 2035) could set it ahead of the rest of Europe if achieved, the research reveals almost a third (30%) think that UK businesses in the textile and fashion industries are behind other countries in delivering on climate change targets, with 29% saying the same for food and drink businesses.

With COP26 starting this week, WRAP is calling for more businesses to put plans into place to tackle climate change and reduce emissions by signing up to its Voluntary Agreements. These collaborative change programmes are created to enable businesses to reduce their individual environmental impacts, and together drive sector-wide change in key areas of production and consumption. They support businesses in setting targets, focusing on priorities, sharing insights, preparing for new taxes and regulations, measuring progress, testing new solutions, and accelerating systemic action across the whole product chain to reduce Scope 3 emissions.

Dr David Moon: “Our world-leading programme of Voluntary Agreements provides the perfect opportunity for businesses to make practical changes to their operations towards science-based targets that can mitigate against the impacts they are having on the environment. And demonstrate to customers their commitments to reducing emissions. With COP26, there’s never been a more important time for UK businesses to confront these issues head-on over the next decade and join those who have.

“We have successfully run programmes that bring together global businesses, major retailers and smaller-scale organisations for more than 15 years, but our work isn’t done. Our aim is to work with more businesses and people to show them how they can make a real change through their operations and support them throughout each stage of the journey. And to expand this work globally with partners around the world. We invite businesses to get in touch.”

WRAP’s Voluntary Agreements include The UK Plastics Pact, Textiles 2030 and Courtauld Commitment 2030. These transformative programmes are designed for businesses to address plastic pollution, water stewardship, carbon emissions and food waste, delivering the real change that the public is now demanding.

Those signed up to The UK Plastics Pact include McDonalds, Tesco and Unilever and all are aiming for 100% of the plastic packaging they use to be fully recyclable by 2025. Although only six months old, Textiles 2030 already includes signatories like Primark, GymShark and ASOS and aims to reduce the aggregate greenhouse gas footprint of new products by 50%. The Courtauld Commitment 2030 is a pan-industry agreement with manufacturers, retailers and food service businesses all working collaboratively to achieve key targets across food, emissions and water and to halve the UK’s GHG footprint by 2030.

The GHG targets for Textiles 2030 and Courtauld 2030 have the ambition to “keep 1.5 degrees alive”.

For more information on WRAP, please visit WRAP.org.uk here

The Ultimate Christmas Day Lunch with James Alexander Fine Foods
An exquisite three bird roast, consisting Turkey, Chicken and Duck

Fresh from Cumbria, direct to your dining table this Christmas Day. The James Alexander three bird roasts are sure to delight friends, family and loved ones this festive period.

The multi award winning three bird roasts from James Alexander Fine Foods are boneless, easy to carve, full of flavour and guaranteed to impress. These organic, hand prepared 3 bird roasts are made to order from Turkey, Chicken and Duck, expertly combined together so that each bird cooks the next one inside and the juices combine exquisitely.

Outdoor bred and reared, gluten free, pork sausage stuffing is then added to ensure an exquisite melt-in-the-mouth texture. The birds are then dressed in the best quality Cumbrian pancetta, and a couple of sprigs of thyme to maintain the succulent flavours inside and to add visual “wow” effect.
Once the festivities of the day are over and the hunger pangs begin, there is no better Christmas Day sandwich than one that includes a three bird roast, stuffing, pancetta and cranberry sauce!
The Christmas three bird roast is available in 7 weights, from 1.5kg (3-4 people) up to 4.5kg (14-15 people). Each roast comes with its own cooking instructions and James Alexander Fine Foods recommend you choose no later than Thursday 23rd December as your Christmas delivery date. All Bird Roasts are dispatched fresh with 7 days shelf life on the product, but can be frozen upon arrival, and consumed within 6 months.
PRICING:
• From £65 for 1.5kg (3-4 people) to £143 for 4.5kg (14-15 people)
• Enter code SAVE15 for 15% off your first order
About James Alexander Fine Foods
Oliver Nohl-Oser was born and bred in Cumbria, and appeared on the 2016 season of The Apprentice.
Oliver lives and breathes authentic locally sourced produce, which he combines with his countryside knowledge and passion for quality British food apparent in the selection on offer from James Alexander Fine Foods.
James Alexander Fine Foods brings together the very best produce that Cumbria has to offer, working closely with local producers to promote their products to a wider audience. Cumbria’s unique climate, its rolling hills and downs covered with sweet scented heathers, clover and brackens produce happy animals, which leads to tender, succulent and tasty products.
Buy directly from James Alexander Fine Foods and receive free shipping directly to your door!

Best beauty stocking fillers under £10 – Blistex Lip Infusions fits the bill nicely

Science and nature blended together to create three new lip balms, the perfect beauty must-have this Christmas.

Blistex Lip Infusions has been created with lip care in mind, particularly important during the colder winter months. Created using the most efficacious ingredients to deliver an unrivalled, premium product, available in three varieties: ‘Hydration’, ‘Soothing’ and ‘Nourish’ – great as a stocking filler or Secret Santa gift.

Lip Infusions – ‘Hydration’ offers 24-hr hydration and has been clinically tested for its long-lasting effects.
 Infused with Hyaluronic spheres to lock in moisture
 Fortified with Vitamins E & F to soften and smooth
 Contains SPF 15 to protect against the sun’s harmful UVB rays
 RRP: £2.99
Lip Infusions – ‘Soothing’ has been designed to be gentle on lips but tough on dryness.
 Infused with Cucumber seed oil and calendula, known for their soothing properties
 With natural beeswax and coconut oil to moisturise and protect lips
 Dermatologically approved
 RRP: £2.99
Lip Infusions – ‘Nourish’ has been created using nutrient- enriched botanical oils and vitamin E, to deliver concentrated nourishment for luxuriously smooth lips.
 The Cemamide enchanced formula helps retain moisture leaving lips supple and smooth
 With natural beeswax and coconut oil to moisturise and protect lips
 Contains SPF 15 to protect against the sun’s harmful UVB rays
 RRP: £2.99

Blistex range available in selected Boots, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Asda, Waitrose, Wilko, HomeBargains and Savers. Lip Infusions range available on-line and at selected Tesco, Morrisons and Superdrug stores and at Ocado.com.
Supporting photography and social media content available
For images, samples and further information please contact: paloma@connectedpr.com or Blistex@connectedpr.com or
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlistexUK
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blistexuk
www.blistex.co.uk

Six in Ten Consumers Think UK Businesses Need to Act Now on Climate Change

As COP26 begins, national consumer survey on behalf of UK sustainability charity WRAP finds 63% of the UK public think businesses should act immediately on climate change

Tuesday 2nd November, LONDON:

More than 60 per cent of the UK want business to take immediate action to tackle climate change – and do more to help their customers ‘go green’.

A new national survey commissioned by sustainability charity WRAP shows that a majority of consumers believe companies across industry need to do more when it comes to tackling emissions to help the UK meet tough, binding environmental targets for 2050. Whether it’s about plastic, food waste and water stewardship or greenhouse gas emissions, public perception is that there is a gap between businesses’ intentions and their actions. WRAP’s findings reveal this perceived inaction gap among consumers and show that the public want businesses to do more to tackle climate change.

The results reveal that 66% of respondents feel businesses should do more to help their customers reduce their own impact on climate change while a further 63% agreed that businesses should act immediately on climate change.

Four in ten (42%) said they thought UK businesses should have a clear step-by-step plan in place to reach their climate goals and 41% said that businesses should be transparent on their targets as well as regularly publishing their progress so that they can be held accountable.

When asked about specific sectors, 57% of respondents said UK food businesses could or need to be doing more to tackle climate change and cut emissions, while 61% said they felt the same for UK textile/fashion businesses.

The research also shows that when it comes to delivering change, collaboration is key in the opinion of consumers. The findings reveal 40% believe UK businesses should be working with each other to tackle climate change issues within their sector or industry.

Dr David Moon, Director of Collaboration & Change at WRAP commented: “People are making it clear that they expect businesses to lead the way on tackling climate change and are prepared to walk away from brands if they don’t change. It’s also apparent that there is a willingness and desire for business to collaborate and work together on the best ways of combating climate change and guiding the UK along the path to ‘Net Zero’. Bringing down emissions and adapting to the concerns of customers should now be at the forefront of business thinking. Time is running out for companies to act.”

The findings also show the importance of reputation when it comes to consumer spending on fashion brands, as 52% of respondents said their decision to purchase items from a clothing brand would be influenced by whether it had a reputation for taking no action to mitigate climate change.

Unsurprisingly, COVID-19 has also had an impact on people’s purchasing habits, with exactly half (50%) agreeing that the pandemic had made them more likely to buy from brands that take positive social and environmental action.

While the UK’s emissions targets (78% cut by 2035) could set it ahead of the rest of Europe if achieved, the research reveals almost a third (30%) think that UK businesses in the textile and fashion industries are behind other countries in delivering on climate change targets, with 29% saying the same for food and drink businesses.

With COP26 starting this week, WRAP is calling for more businesses to put plans into place to tackle climate change and reduce emissions by signing up to its Voluntary Agreements. These collaborative change programmes are created to enable businesses to reduce their individual environmental impacts, and together drive sector-wide change in key areas of production and consumption. They support businesses in setting targets, focusing on priorities, sharing insights, preparing for new taxes and regulations, measuring progress, testing new solutions, and accelerating systemic action across the whole product chain to reduce Scope 3 emissions.

Dr David Moon: “Our world-leading programme of Voluntary Agreements provides the perfect opportunity for businesses to make practical changes to their operations towards science-based targets that can mitigate against the impacts they are having on the environment. And demonstrate to customers their commitments to reducing emissions. With COP26, there’s never been a more important time for UK businesses to confront these issues head-on over the next decade and join those who have.

“We have successfully run programmes that bring together global businesses, major retailers and smaller-scale organisations for more than 15 years, but our work isn’t done. Our aim is to work with more businesses and people to show them how they can make a real change through their operations and support them throughout each stage of the journey. And to expand this work globally with partners around the world. We invite businesses to get in touch.”

WRAP’s Voluntary Agreements include The UK Plastics Pact, Textiles 2030 and Courtauld Commitment 2030. These transformative programmes are designed for businesses to address plastic pollution, water stewardship, carbon emissions and food waste, delivering the real change that the public is now demanding.

Those signed up to The UK Plastics Pact include McDonalds, Tesco and Unilever and all are aiming for 100% of the plastic packaging they use to be fully recyclable by 2025. Although only six months old, Textiles 2030 already includes signatories like Primark, GymShark and ASOS and aims to reduce the aggregate greenhouse gas footprint of new products by 50%. The Courtauld Commitment 2030 is a pan-industry agreement with manufacturers, retailers and food service businesses all working collaboratively to achieve key targets across food, emissions and water and to halve the UK’s GHG footprint by 2030.

The GHG targets for Textiles 2030 and Courtauld 2030 have the ambition to “keep 1.5 degrees alive”.

For more information on WRAP, please visit WRAP.org.uk here

Back To Black
Nudea Amps Up The Glamour With New The Lift In Black Sheer Deco

November 2021 – The LBD of underwear, Nudea’s new The Lift in black Sheer Deco is perfect for styling this season’s ‘90s-inspired blazer + bra trend. Launching this month from sustainable and carbon neutral underwear brand, Nudea, The Lift in Black Sheer Deco is one wardrobe staple that’s made to be seen in.

Crafted in the brand’s recycled Italian lace updated with ultra power mesh for better support and all day comfort, Nudea’s new Sheer Deco Black collection features a 78% recycled nylon/ 22% recycled elastane mix and comprises:
• The Lift Bra, Nudea’s classic balconette style with an eye-catching basket weave feature between the cups, RRP £48, up to size GG
• The High Leg Brief, a flattering style for all body shapes with a V-shape back, RRP £18 in sizes XS to XXL
• The Easy Does It Bralette, Nudea’s best-selling style, non-wired for everyday comfort, in sizes up to 38E, RRP £42.

Embrace Pure Tap Water with Zerowater

Tap water isn’t as appealing as we all wish, that is until Zerowater came along. Now you can save money and help reduce single-use plastic waster by drinking tap water. Zerowater is a premium filter and reduces 99.6% of all total dissolved solids that are found in your drinking water. It delivers the purest tasting water in minutes. So good you can see straight through, no more limescale and other pollutants. Zerowater removes twice as many solids from tap water as leading filter brands in the UK. Zerowater removes 97% of lead, 96% of mercury, 95% of chlorine, and much more.
Zerowater is so powerful that on average it removes 95% of all metals compared to 68% from Brita. Zerowater even removes 68% of all inorganics, whilst 33% is removed from Brita. The full list can be found here.
Whilst premium bottled water looks glamorous coming from the top of snowy mountains, the carbon footprint is shocking, and micro-plastics enter the water from the bottle itself. Finally, single-use plastics often end up in our oceans and landfill, despite the best intentions of the users. Zerowater makes tap water taste great and turning on the tap never felt so good. Better for you, your pocket, and the Environment.

Zerowater gets better results due to a 5-stage filter, most filters only have 2-stage. Zerowater patented technology ensures that you can save money on buying bottled water and ensure your tap water is pure. The 12-Cup Zerowater comes with a free TDS Reader (Total Dissolved Solids). Some areas of the UK have readings of more than 300. When water is filtered through the Zerowater filter it will score 0, Meaning you can enjoy great-tasting pure water at home.

The Zerowater 12-Cup Filter costs £39.99 from Zerowater.co.uk

Feature Rich TCL 20 R 5G Unveiled with Fast 5G at an affordable £179

United Kingdom – October 2021
Following its 5G for All vision introduced at MWC 2021, TCL Communication today officially announces the TCL 20 R 5G, an Android™ smartphone that combines TCL’s superior display technology with 5G mobile speeds in an ultra-affordable sub £200 package.

5G for All

As 5G coverage improves, and more services rely on fast mobile data speeds going into 2022, TCL’s 5G for All mission is realised with the TCL 20 R 5G, making a low cost 5G option available to more users.

App and movie file sizes are larger than ever, and the world is anticipating a continued global shift towards video calling at home or on the go. TCL’s 20 R 5G enables seamless, high-definition video communication as well as ultra-fast download speed across both SA and NSA 5G. Gone are the days of frozen faces and endless waiting.

Powered by MediaTek Dimensity 700, TCL 20 R 5G is a perfect balance of performance and efficiency, delivering enough power for smooth all-day swiping and scrolling. It also ensures maximum battery life thanks to the chipset’s 7nm processor, which promises 28% more power-efficiency than an equivalent 8nm processor.

Immersive Viewing

In addition to fast 5G, TCL 20 R 5G offers an immersive and smooth 90Hz refresh rate display with 180Hz touch sampling rate. Every tap, scroll and swipe on TCL 20 5G display is fast and effortless, bringing an ultra-smooth visual experience. Users can also choose the adaptive refresh rate for power-saving benefits, where 90Hz refresh rate is enabled in selected scenarios.

Lose yourself in the 6.52-inch V-notch display with 90% screen-to-body ratio. With a peak brightness of 500 nits, the display also features NXTVISION technology that provides image and video enhancement, low blue light protection, Reading and Eye Comfort modes. On top of being easy to see, the TCL 20 R 5G is optimised to ensure maximum enjoyment and minimum eye strain.

Elegant and feature-rich

On the back of the phone is a capable 13MP Triple Camera, which captures unforgettable moments with competitive detail and clarity. AI Auto-Enhancement ensures scenes are optimised with nuance, while the dedicated 2MP depth lens and 2MP macro lens add versatility from portraits to detailed close-up photography. The TCL 20 R 5G takes photos that are perfect for sharing across messaging platforms and on social channels.
Safely access whatever you need the instant you need it with face unlock and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and last all day with a flagship-sized 4500mAh battery, that delivers 10 hours of video, 34 hours of talk time and 210 hours of audio playback.

TCL 20 R 5G is also verified by Google™ as an Android Enterprise Recommended device. This validation shows businesses and individuals that TCL 20 R 5G is committed to meeting Google’s strict enterprise requirements through regular and timely Android security patches and guaranteed major updates.

Driving 5G with carriers

The TCL 20 R 5G forms a crucial part of TCL’s 5G for All initiative, launched at Mobile World Congress 2021. It has seen TCL develop a range of devices that brings affordable 5G to every area of consumers’ lives.

Even before MWC 2021, TCL championed these values with a sub-€400 5G smartphone, the TCL 10 5G in June 2020. With the launch of TCL 20 5G in January 2021, 5G technology became even more accessible, and now, after just one year, TCL has democratised 5G further still, with the new TCL 20 R 5G, costing only €200.

TCL’s 5G for All vision extends beyond consumer devices, making accessible 5G available through work with carriers, having launched the new TCL LINKHUB 5G outdoor CPE. Designed to bring ultra-fast connectivity to consumers in more rural and suburban areas, as 5G makes smart homes and IoT solutions possible in areas with once poor internet access, it will change lives.

“TCL is more than a leading smartphone, TV, and wearable innovator; our mission is to make important technologies accessible to more audiences than ever.” said Stefan Streit, Chief Marketing Officer at TCL Communication. “As the world starts to enjoy 5G in more areas, and services shift to reflect this increasing demand of instant connectivity, the TCL 20 R 5G represents an incredible balance of affordability and fast mobile internet. With it, TCL ensures a future-proofed 5G phone, with a reliable, quality feature-set for a price that is accessible to all.”

– CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE FROM SLINGSBY GIN-

SLINGSBY PERSONALISED BOTTLE

• What is it: The Classic Slingsby flavours with a personalised twist. Treat the gin lover in your life to a bottle of their favourite Slingsby flavoured Gin with an engraving of their name.
• Cost: £35
• Stockist link: www.spiritofharrogate.co.uk/shop/

SLINGSBY FRUIT EXPERIENCE BOX
• What is it: This experience box from Slingsby Gin contains 5cl bottles of of the delicious Rhubarb Gin, Gooseberry Gin and Marmalade Gin.
• Cost: £15 – perfect for any guides under £20
• Stockist link: www.spiritofharrogate.co.uk/Fruit-experience-box/

SLINGSBY BLACKBERRY GIN **brand new flavour!**
• What is it: 70cl bottle of gorgeous Slingsby Blackberry Gin. The newest flavour to the Slingsby family is crafted with the award-winning London Dry Gin base and infused with Yorkshire blackberries. With floral hints of violet, followed by notes of rich blackberry jam and a beautifully sweet finish, it makes for the ideal base for a delicious Blackberry Sour, a light and fruity Elderflower and Blackberry Fizz and the perfect Blackberry Negroni.
• Cost: £30
• Stockist link: www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/309784219

SLINGSBY MARMALADE GIN
• What is it: 70cl bottle of Marmalade Gin made with unique botanicals complimented with Zesty Yorkshire Marmalade.
• Cost: £30
• Stockist link: www.spiritofharrogate.co.uk/slingsby-marmalade-gin/

SLINGSBY LONDON DRY GIN
• What is it: 70cl bottle of London Dry Gin. Award-winning and crafted using locally sourced botanicals that are synonymous with the beautiful and restorative nature of Harrogate from Primrose and nettle, to rosehip and sweet cicely.
• Cost: £30
• Stockist link: www.spiritofharrogate.co.uk/slingsby-london-dry-gin/

SLINGSBY RHUBARB GIN
• What is it: 70cl bottle of tasty Rhubarb Gin. Crafted using locally sourced botanicals and masterfully infused with the finest Yorkshire rhubarb sourced from the famous ‘rhubarb triangle’.
• Cost: £30
• Stockist link: www.spiritofharrogate.co.uk/slingsby-rhubarb-gin/

SLINGSBY GOOSEBERRY GIN
• What is it: 70cl bottle of refreshing Gooseberry Gin. Yorkshire gooseberries bring an unmistakable tangy sharpness, tempered wit a fruity sweetness.
• Cost: £30
• Stockist link: www.spiritofharrogate.co.uk/slingsby-gooseberry-gin/

SLINGSBY SOLO – MIXED 12 PACK
• What is it: a brand new pre-mixed product combining the award-winning Slingsby gin flavours with a complementary tonic. These are the signature Slingsby serves with the finest ingredients in a new, convenient canned format. Pack includes 2x Slingsby Rhubarb Gin & elderflower tonic, 2x Slingsby Rhubarb Gin & ginger ale, 2x Slingsby Marmalade Gin & Mediterranean tonic, 2x Slingsby London Dry & premium tonic, 2x Slingsby Gooseberry Gin & Mediterranean tonic, 2x Slingsby Blackberry Gin & Mediterranean tonic.
• Cost: £30
• Stockist link:www.spiritofharrogate.co.uk/slingsby-solo-mixed-12-pack/

SLINGSBY SPRITZ – MIXED TRIO PACK
• What is it: The new Slingsby Spritz range is a delicious combination of Slingsby premium gin, sparkling water and a burst of fruit flavours. These include the award-winning Slingsby gins, Rhubarb and Marmalade, and a new gin flavour – Damson. Each can is packed with the finest ingredients in a new recipe. At only 70 calories per can, you can now enjoy gin guilt-free, in an even lighter and refreshing way. .
• Cost: £7.50
• Stockist link:www.spiritofharrogate.co.uk/slingsby-spritz-mixed-trio-pack/

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Everything you need to grow in one box – just add water and a little bit of love.
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DID SOMEONE SAY SECRET SANTA? HOW TO WIN AT GIFTING THIS YEAR
After Christmas 2020 was cancelled, we’re all ready for a bit of festive cheer this time around. And is there a better place to be during the buildup than the workplace?!

Christmas in the workplace is like no other; Christmas tunes from 9-5, Santa hats galore, desk decorating obsessives, and of course the adored secret Santa embody Christmas like no other. And this year, we want to make up for lost time.

Ryman, the high street favourite, has secret Santa gifts to suit everyone – and every budget. Here are just a few of our faves for under a tenner!

Festive Boozeballs (£9.99)
There’s always (at least) one who loves a tipple or two. You could get them a set of shot glasses or a mini bottle of gin, but it’ll be nowhere near as fun as these festive boozeballs. Just fill them up with your spirit of choice, hang them on your tree, and they’re ready to add to any beverage when the moment takes you! Perfect for the bad influence in the office!

Cocoba Orange Hot Chocolate Bombes (£9.99)
Who doesn’t love chocolate orange? Anyone can enjoy a deliciously chocolate orange hot drink this Christmas time with these Cocoba orange hot chocolate bombes. Made from Belgian orange milk chocolate with a gooey marshmallow centre, I think we can all agree that they’re the ultimate festive flavour.

Yankee Candle Home Inspiration Large Jar Pepperberry Pine (£9.99)
For the one who loves comfort, nothing beats a Yankee Candle. And this gorgeously festive scent will bring tranquility to any room, with top notes of pine, apple, peppermint, galbanum, as well as cosy, woody undernotes. Unwrapping this is certain to bring a warm smile.

Ryman Personalised Soft Cover Medium Initials and Name Navy Notebook (£9.99)
For your work BFF, nothing says you’re awesome, quite like a personalised gift. This beautifully silver foiled notebook allows you to personalise with initials on the front, meaning they’ll never lose their notes again!

Texas Hold ‘Em Travel Poker Set (£8.99)
For the one who loves games, how about this Texas hold ‘em set? Coming in a handy travel case, the set includes 150 poker chips, a dealer chip, playing mat and deck of cards, so is ideal for a friendly game of poker over the kitchen or office table.

Friends Trivia Quiz Game (£8.99)
Friends trivia is back with a second edition and 100 new questions, so what could be more perfect for the office Friends aficionado! Small enough to take on holiday, they can opt for easy or hard questions so are ideal for new and old fans alike.

The gift options don’t stop there. To find something to suit your budget, visit Ryman

4.5M BRITS PLAN TO SPEND OVER £300 PER CHILD ON CHRISTMAS PRESENTS THIS YEAR
• New research has revealed that 4.5million Brits are planning to spend over £300 on presents per child this Christmas
• With rising inflation and a massive dent on our expendable income, many Brits may be spending way beyond their means.
• With Brits excited to spend time with their kids and family this Christmas, do we need to spend so much on presents?
Saffron Walden, UK: 02 November 2021
According to new research revealed today, over 4.5 million Brits are planning to spend over £300 per child on Christmas presents this year. The research, conducted by Saffron Building Society of 2,000 UK parents with children under 18 years of age who celebrate Christmas, shows a concerning continuation of over-spending when it comes to children.
As a nation facing rising energy prices, making it more costly to heat and power our homes, the increase in fuel prices, food supply costs and shortages, and with inflation set to continue to rise – a spend of over £300 per child (£600 per typical two child household) is quite a concerning financial burden on parents. This is at a time where we really should be reassessing our budgets and mitigate the impact being felt by the pandemic and the economic recovery. As 47% of Brits admit they get excited by gift giving, there poses a risk of increasing debt and poor financial security for the worst hit families.
John Penberthy-Smith, Financial Wellbeing Expert at Saffron Building Society comments: “Our latest research does raise some concerns when we consider the financial wellbeing of families as they approach the festive season. Christmas, and gift giving, appears to be one of the main reasons many will rely on borrowing money and risk long term financial uncertainty, because of the commercialisation of Christmas. Gift giving is an important part of Christmas, so nobody wants that to end, but should we really be risking getting into debt and financial uncertainty for the sake of a few extra presents? Shouldn’t Christmas be about our family, loved ones and spending quality time being grateful we are, and can be, together?”
As the festive season approaches, what are Brits most looking forward to in 2021? 57% are excited to spend more quality time with their children, 48% are excited for Christmas Dinner, 43% are simply looking forward to some time away from work, and a quarter are keen to get into the party spirit.
“It is nice to see so many people looking forward to Christmas in 2021. Following a year where we couldn’t even hug our families, and a Christmas Day for millions spent speaking with relatives and loved ones over Zoom, it is no surprise that we are looking forward to some semblance of normality. This is where our focus should be. Not on expensive gifts with a short shelf life but enjoying time together as a family and making memories that will last a lifetime. It is tough not being able to gift the entire list your children request each year. Children are sponges for information, so why not shift the conversation around present giving and why they cannot always have everything they want to be more educational. Discuss where money comes from, where it is spent and how important money is to keep a roof over our heads, heating on and food on the table. Psychological studies have found that having these conversations have not only a positive impact on the child but can also bring the family closer together.”
Saffron Building Society’s wellbeing team have been pulling together budget friendly festive recipes, homemade decoration instruction sheets, games, and supporting financial wellbeing advice, free and updated regularly between now and Christmas. If you want to shift the focus of Christmas with your family this year, visit www.itsmorethanmoney.co.uk to get lots of useful advice and fact sheets to have a fun, family-focussed and affordable Christmas.

The Alchemist – the nation’s favourite experimental cocktail bar – wants to help you celebrate Christmas in style with a range of perfect gifts, specially curated by their masters of mixology.

The Alchemist’s new cocktail book (£14.99)
Enjoy gifting The Alchemist’s new cocktail book – ‘Master the Dark Arts of Mixology’ – which includes 100 original cocktail recipes and is the ideal present for wannabe cocktail makers who’d love to create their own spellbinding concoctions. The recipes include a blend of classic, unique, and show-stopping mixtures divided into chapters such as Chemistry and Theatre, Twisted Classics and Low & No Alcohol. Now you can recreate The Alchemist’s unique flair and theatre to enjoy with family and friends over the festive period. Try the Alchemist’s top five festive cocktail recipes – Chocolate Orange Smasharac, Paradise Lost, Milk & Honey, Maple Manhattan, and Cinnamon Apple – see below.

The Alchemist’s cocktail gift box (£29.50)
The Alchemist’s cocktail gift box – featuring four Alchemist signature cocktails of your own choice – is the perfect treat for friends and family to indulge in whilst celebrating being together this Christmas. Choose from signature favourites.

The Alchemist’s festive cocktail infusions (£35)
Take your drinks to the next level with The Alchemist’s decidedly different spirits, infused in-house. Try the festive infusion of Appleton’s estate rum infused with candied citrus and dried fruit for a tangy-sweet and warm flavour, perfect for an Old Fashioned or any rum based cocktail. Or you could try the Strawberry Laces Gin – The Alchemist’s twist on pink gin, to be enjoyed with your favourite tonic or lemonade.

With a bit of The Alchemist’s Christmas magic you’ll be a popular gifter – or guest – this Christmas!

Gifts from The Alchemist are available from The Alchemist’s online shop (https://shop.thealchemist.uk.com/). In addition, the cocktail book is also widely available in book shops including Amazon, Waterstone’s and WH Smith. Prices may vary.

Drinkind: Glass With A Heart

Inspired by good people, good cocktails, and good deeds, DRINKIND produces glassware with a heart. Created to bring people together, DRINKIND is all about celebrating communities, friends, and family… and having fun.

The idea for DRINKIND started in lock-down London, with its founders inspired to create beautiful glassware after seeing the people around them sharing happy get-togethers with friends and loved ones, without being able to go out. It made them question; how could they help others share in good times? Since launching this Autumn, DRINKIND has been dedicated to making beautiful glass collections, so you can toast to family Sunday lunches, Friday night drinks, office get-togethers and cheeky glasses of G&T on the sofa.

DRINKIND has created glassware for everyone to enjoy. Their handblown glass collections feature a beautiful range of pieces, with highlights including; Himalayan salt shot glasses, art deco gold tumblers, rainbow martini glasses and sultry black tinted glass with gold rim detailing. For those who like to entertain, DRINKIND has a titanium cocktails tools and bag set, which would make a brilliant Christmas present for any budding bartender.

For picnics and parties, DRINKIND has the gin lovers covered. The collection features Cat Gin Glasses, complete with a gift set, which includes a cat gin balloon glass, a gold cat stirrer and jigger. The G&Tea set is an elegant way to serve a gin and tonic. Made from a rainbow-tinted borosilicate glass with shining gold detailing, the G&Tea Cocktail Set includes an 800ml glass teapot, two teacups, flavour filter & lid. Perfect for mixing and serving in style.

Community is central to DRINKIND, and their mission has always been to be able to give back to the worthy causes and charities around them. For every purchase made, DRINKIND will donate a portion of their profits to noble causes in local communities. DRINKIND lives by the (Aesop) motto, ‘no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted’, so you can enjoy beautiful drinks with the knowledge you are giving back too.

DRINKIND is a unique emporium for distinctive and quirky glassware, offering party-perfect pieces and gift ideas. It is the glassware brand with a heart, that wants you to give back, and to have a fun time doing it!

TV personality and charity ambassador
Christine McGuinness
releases her official autobiography
A Beautiful Nightmare

Christine McGuinness’ much anticipated autobiography A Beautiful Nightmare is available to pre-order today for its release date on Tuesday 9 November 2021.

We all know the fairy-tale. An everyday girl meets her Prince Charming, they get married, have children and ride off into the sunset. Sadly, this isn’t always the case and Christine McGuinness is keen to change the stereotype that marriage, fame and fortune brings an easy and blissful life.

This is Christine’s first book, where she tells the world her life story for the very first time. As well as outlining the difficulties and joys of being a mother to three autistic children, the autobiography delves into her anorexia battle, fertility troubles, her marriage, modelling career and tough childhood, subjects which are sensitive and many of which she hasn’t spoken about before.

She is a mum of three to eight-year-old twins Leo and Penelope and five-year-old Felicity, all of whom have been diagnosed with autism. In this frank and candid read, Christine reveals the struggles she’s overcome in her life and still battles with today, but at the heart of it, she’s on a mission to learn more about autism and to educate others and change the stigma around the condition. Christine wants to campaign to improve rights for those with invisible disabilities. She wants her children to be able to get a job, have relationships and live independent lives.

Alongside writing her book, Christine and her husband Paddy are filming a BBC documentary about autism. It will air this Autumn. In the book, Christine will give readers a detailed insight into what being a full-time mum with three autistic children is like.

Christine McGuinness said:
“Writing a book is not something I ever expected to come my way. I never thought anyone would be interested in me. I’m nervous about people getting to know me and my background, but because of that I saw this as an opportunity that I couldn’t turn down because it’s a real pinch me moment to write my story.

My husband has been in the public eye for over 20 years, and for over a decade I’ve been referred to as Paddy‘s wife, which I love and I’m proud of, but I’ve been to big red carpet events where I’ve got to the table and my name place has said ‘Paddy‘s wife’!
It’s only recently that I’ve been recognised as Christine, but I’ve been Christine for 33 years so there’s a lot of my life with untold stories that people don’t know about.

Most people will know that I’ve got three amazing children who are all autistic so I suppose my experience of parenthood has been a completely different journey to a lot of parents, but it’s been a really positive inspiring journey that’s had some challenges along the way, and I feel like that’s how my whole life has been.

It is very much a ‘rags to riches’ and ‘not all that glitters’ story, and that’s why I called it ‘A Beautiful Nightmare, because there have been times in life that have been a complete nightmare, but also beautiful too.

I’m hoping that this story inspires people, and I want people to believe that it doesn’t matter where you come from, or what happens in life. With love and support anything is possible, always remain positive because even in times of trauma you can find strength.”

The book is out on Tuesday 9 November 2021 and available to pre-order at WHSmith and Waterstones. The book will also be available to buy at Asda and Amazon.

HUNTER X DISNEY MICKEY MOUSE CAPSULE COLLECTION

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Hunter collaborates with Disney to create a Mickey Mouse inspired capsule collection. Celebrating the iconic Mickey Mouse, the collaboration is inspired by the playfulness of Disney’s unmistakeable character.
The Hunter x Disney Mickey Mouse collection features two timeless icons in an exciting way, bound to discover and explore.

Both sharing a love of adventure, the designs and prints of the collection encapsulate the magic of the famous Mickey Mouse.
Designed for the world outside the collection includes reimagined best-selling rain boot styles, bags and accessories available for women, men and kids featuring Mickey Mouse illustrations and an eye-catching take on Hunter’s red box logo.

Iconic styles from Hunter such as the Original Tall, Short and Chelsea boots feature a Mickey Mouse 3-D stamp. The Play boot for both men and women features an all over print inspired by Hunter’s celebrated red box logo. For kids, boots are available in vibrant colourways including pink shiver, borealis blue or aurora orange and feature the takeover logo design.

Accessories including umbrellas and backpacks for both adults and kids feature the logo print in a range of colourways. The collection also includes versatile phone pouches, available in three colourways and incorporating the unmistakeable ear silhouette synonymous with Mickey Mouse.

GET BOX CLEVER THIS CHRISTMAS WITH THE WORKS

Google searches surrounding Christmas Eve boxes has increased by a staggering 2000% in the past 90 days, making it a trend you’re going to want to be a part of! Thought to originate in Germany, the tradition is to fill a box with special items and gift it on Christmas Eve – think Christmassy games, stocking fillers, a Christmas book – things to make the night before the big day even more magical!

To go one step further, The Works, the UK’s leading family-friendly retailer, has put together a step-by-step guide to help you box clever and craft a personalised Christmas Eve Box, unique to each family member.
… The only requirement to go alongside your box-making, is some Christmas tunes to get you in the festive spirit!

How To: Personalised Christmas Eve Box
What you will need to get started:
– Glue Gun
– Wooden Box
– Christmas embellishments
– Paint
– Scissors

Step 1:
You’re going to need a box, obvs. This Large Wooden Box (£4.00) with a metal clasp is a great size, nice and solid and will keep possessions safe inside – but if you like making a statement be sure to add a splash of colour.

Step 2:
So, brighten things up by adding a coat of Red Readymix Paint (£1.00) and treat yourself to a cuppa (or a festive sherry) while you wait for it to dry.

Step 3:
Next up, a top tip – don’t get yourself in a sticky situation, keep fingers free from glue by using a Mini Hot Melt Glue Gun (£5.00)!

Step 4:
Now, let the festive fun really begin – it’s time to decorate! Cut four pieces of Kraft Ribbon (£1.50) to size and glue to the top edges of the box to frame your handiwork.

Step 5:
Make it personal with Wooden Letters (£4.00) – if you want to keep the creativity flowing you can paint them white – or go down the easier route and give a nod to a Christmas game of Scrabble with red and green Letter Tiles (£1.50).

Step 6:
It’s Christmas, so you need a tree! Create one using a sheet of green Corrugated Card (£2.00) – cut off the corners to make three triangles, then glue them on top of each other at overlapping intervals.

Step 7:
Time for another top tip – use the back of the card to make the pot for your Christmas tree (no paint is required for this step…).

Step 8:
Decorate the tree with Snowflake Sequins (£1.00)* by applying a dot of glue to the back of each sequin (not forgetting to put one on top!)

Step 9:
Finish off with some ‘snow’ Pom Poms (£1.00)

Step 10:
Fill your box!
….and last but not least, the gifts for your Christmas Eve Box! If you’re looking for some must-have, affordable gifts to add to your Christmas Eve Box, visit here.

*No snowflakes were harmed in this production and other ‘bits and bobs’ are available for decoration!

Why selling through a wholesaler could be the key to your side hustle success

By Karl Baxter, Managing Director of Wholesale Clearance UK

After a turbulent 18 months for businesses everywhere, which has seen countless furloughed staff, redundancies and job losses, it’s no surprise that many have resorted to pursuing a secondary job.

A recent study revealed a 72 percent increase in ‘side hustles’ since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.

From designing tie-dye joggers to crafting resin placemats and trying your hand at creating sellable prints or graphics, there are plenty of opportunities to gain extra income online for the creative.

The selection of marketplaces where you can sell such items is pretty broad too, with the likes of eBay, Etsy, Amazon and Facebook all providing platforms to set up your own online shop.

But did you know you could boost your appeal even more by selling through a wholesaler?

Here, Karl Baxter, Managing Director of Wholesale Clearance UK, reveals why skipping the retail stage of the supply chain could take your side hustle to the next level…

Cut costs

It may be your goal to get your product stocked in a physical store, but this can often be costly due to retailers expecting a higher markup of your profit, with some even charging for the luxury of stocking in their store.

Meanwhile, online marketplaces such as eBay may seem viable, but there are hidden costs, like the 10 percent final transaction value and other upgrade fees for features.

Alternatively, selling through a wholesaler as a sole trader can be beneficial when it comes to cutting costs as they can reduce the handling time and expenditure involved due to selling items in bulk at lower prices.

While many usually sell in large quantities, some wholesalers are willing to sell in smaller quantities to the general public – skipping out retailers altogether!

Sell larger quantities

While it may serve you well to start small, once your product has piqued the interest of your target market, it may become difficult to package and deliver your goods efficiently while dealing with demand.

Not only can your side hustle benefit from distribution via a wholesaler who has expertise in dealing with large orders, but this could be your chance to take your business to the next level.

By selling wholesale, your business could reap benefits such as increased average order value and volume, control oversupply, fixed profit margins and increased brand visibility.

Broaden your network

To run successfully, wholesalers must make and maintain long-standing relationships with manufacturers, business owners and retailers – making them the perfect candidates to grow brand awareness.

By utilising their contacts, you could have more opportunities to get your product sold in various outlets, attracting more customers than might have been possible previously.

Plus, if you thought global expansion sounded more like a distant dream rather than a possibility, then selling through a wholesaler could turn it into a reality. With the right contacts, you could see your side hustle go international for a fraction of the price due to goods shipped in one large container rather than multiple retail packages.

Havaianas Mule Velvet collection which will be available to buy in-store and online this month.

The velvet, plush slip ons as well as the strap-on platforms make the perfect Christmas gift this year for a flip flop lover.

A gift idea for children and the whole family:

Many are quick to begin planning their gift ideas, but once you have gotten that squared away you’ve still got stockings to fill. Stocking stuffers are the unsung heroes of holiday gifts, they’re affordable, making them perfect for just about everyone. Get your loved ones excited for the main event while also giving them thoughtful items that they will use every day. After all, sometimes the best things come in small packages.

Tons of kids get toothpaste and toothbrushes in their stockings, but with their favorite characters like Avengers, L.O.L. Surprise and Baby Shark, kids can take their oral health to a whole new fun level. Firefly’s Kids’ Smile Gift Packs are perfectly created gift sets (rinse, paste, toothbrush and more) that help create healthy habits for children. These value packs are every parents’ dream, in addition to being a wonderful stocking stuffer.

Whether you are filling up on main course entrees or enjoying the leftovers days later, we’ve all felt that moment of embarrassment when you realize you have food lodged in our teeth. A recent survey* conducted by Perrigo Oral Care showed that well over half (58%) of Americans say that they always keep a flosser or floss pick on hand to reduce the chance of an embarrassing “food-in-teeth” moment with friends and family. Plackers has your back no matter what with our well-rounded suite of dental solutions – ranging from environmentally friendly EcoChoice Recycled Flossers, Orthopicks and Flosser Travel Packs.

iFoxBluetooth Shower Speaker:Perfect for beach days, pool parties, kayaking, hiking, camping, biking, and singing in the shower, the iFox iF012 Bluetooth shower speaker does it all. Incredibly compact with a little extra depth, the iFox portable Bluetooth speaker possesses unbeatable and robust sound quality. This waterproof Bluetooth speaker comes with a detachable suction cup and carabiner hook so you can play music anywhere for up to 10 hours. Plus, The iFox is rainproof and even fully submersible, making this Bluetooth speaker ideal for all kinds of outdoor fun.

This item is available on Amazon and www.ifoxcreations.com/

ElixirWine Glasses: Pair the sensory delight of fine wine with the exquisite art form of these breathtaking glasses by Elixir Glassware. Contemporary, exceptionally clear cylindrical body and slender stem gracefully showcases sparkling, red, and white wines. This glassware is a unique gift idea that is guaranteed to impress. Unlike crystal wine glasses which contain at least 20% lead, Elixir glassware is made from lead-free ultra-clarity crystal. All the wonderful sparkle and flair of fine crystal glass stemware, tempered for durability and carefully crafted to perfectly savor Pinot Noir, Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon, or Chardonnay. Each glass is masterfully shaped, and hand-blown by artisans using traditional methods. The wide rim is carefully cut and polished to direct the wine to the center of the tongue, creating a harmony of fruit, acidity, and tannin flavors. The result is a unique work of art – a delightful experience best shared with fine wine and good company. Buy with complete confidence and rest easy knowing that your gift will arrive promptly in perfect condition in the care of secure, thick protective gift box packaging. Enjoy Elixir’s no compromise, 1 Year Satisfaction Guarantee. Beautiful glasses, beautiful service.

ElixirChampagne Flutes: Pair the sensory delight of fine champagne with the exquisite art form of these breathtaking glasses by Elixir Glassware. Contemporary, exceptionally clear cylindrical body and slender stem gracefully showcases your drink. This glassware is a unique gift idea that is guaranteed to impress. Unlike crystal glasses which contain at least 20% lead, Elixir glassware is made from lead-free ultra-clarity crystal. All the wonderful sparkle and flair of fine crystal glass stemware, tempered for durability and carefully crafted to perfectly savor Pinot Noir, Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon, or Chardonnay. Each glass is masterfully shaped, and hand-blown by artisans using traditional methods. The result is a unique work of art – a delightful experience best shared with fine champagne and good company. Buy with complete confidence and rest easy knowing that your gift will arrive promptly in perfect condition in the care of secure, thick protective gift box packaging. Enjoy the no-compromise, Elixir 1 Year Satisfaction Guarantee. Beautiful glasses, beautiful service..
Will’s WineCork Holder: Great for all occasions from housewarmings to weddings, our handcrafted monogram cork holders can be filled with corks, shell collections, festive decorations, and floral arrangements. And with a vast array of letters and symbols, the possibilities are endless. Incorporate your initials into a gallery wall that’s uniquely you, or make a statement with a meaningful word. Decorate by resting one cork on top of the other — they’ll sit snugly and securely, without falling out.

Power PressPush-Up Board: Designed to optimize your push-up technique and reduce errors, Power Press push-up board is the largest and widest, with 30+ combo positions that give you a full-body workout in just 30 minutes. Mix positions for an accurate workout that maximizes upper body definition, improves pushup posture, and reduces joint strain. Whether a beginner or pro, male or female, the Power Press push-up technique elevates core and upper body strength training. The easy-to-follow multiple color pushup positions target specific muscles (chest, shoulders, back, triceps) and promote proper form. Develop your major and minor muscle groups with the perfect push-up fitness solution. This quality calisthenics equipment has premium non-slip material, thick hand grips for comfort, and it’s simple to assemble and store, making it perfect for your home gym or dedicated exercise equipment areas. A 10-week HIIT total gym YouTube program is included in your purchase.

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Simple ShineSilver Cleaning Complete Kit for Jewelry: Simple Shine’s new complete sterling silver jewelry care kit includes both the powerful Silver Jewelry Cleaner Solution as well as the travel-sized Polishing Cloth to offer a comprehensive cleaning solution for your sterling silver! Perfect for jewelry, flatware, or antique cleaning needs. Simple Shine’s formula works to clean years of buildup and tarnish without the need to brush or scrub. This silver cleaning solution is specially formulated to deep clean while not harming your jewelry with abrasive chemicals. The cloth is designed for fine jewelry with a 2-step deep cleaning process. The sterling silver jewelry cleaner solution and polishing cloth kit are powerful and effective yet without the bad smell and odors from other less quality products. A liquid silver cleaner that you can trust from a company here in the US. Simple Shine uses premium ingredients not found in other lesser quality discount solutions. This jewelry cleaning solution and cloth are made to strict, tested, trade-secret standards.

Simple ShineComplete Gentle Jewelry Cleaning Kit: Simple Shine has combined their two bestsellers into one great kit. Quickly removes tarnish and restores a sparkling shine to fine and fashion jewelry.. The Gentle solution safely cleans gold, palladium, platinum, sterling silver, stainless steel, titanium, diamonds, CZ, pearls, beads, porous stones, soft stones, enamel, treated gemstones, and more! Use the two-cloth dry cleaning system to remove tarnish and grime, then buff metals to a gleaming shine. The cloth works on gold, silver, platinum, and palladium metals. Please note: Cloth is not recommended for fashion jewelry. The biodegradable, non-toxic, and ammonia-free formula is safe for you, your jewelry, and the planet. If you don’t love it, simply let them know and receive a full, no-questions-asked refund.

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Aprikalife Organic Japanese Matcha Green Tea Powder: The finest culinary grade Matcha imported directly from Japan, where it is grown with great care, pride, and historic tradition. We studied the finest Matcha in Japan before choosing this exceptional selection. 100% USDA ORGANIC and JAS (Japanese Agricultural Organic Standard) Certified. Conforms with the pickiest standards for premium Matcha Tea and consumer safety. Fresh, safe, delicious.

Aprikalife Matcha Tea Gift Set: For delicious highest-grade ceremonial Matcha green tea. You get a generous 1.05oz (30g) tin of all-natural Matcha powder with nothing added. It’s gluten-free and vegan for a delicious pick-me-up to make every day perfect. This kit includes a traditional bamboo whisk (Chasen), spoon, and scoop (Chashaku). It also contains a ceramic whisk holder and Chawan Matcha tea bowl for a genuine experience. This set comes with a stainless-steel sifter which is essential for properly preparing and enjoying this exceptional Matcha. This special gift set is perfect for any occasion. It is shipped in a lovely bamboo gift box with unique engraving. Ideal for the beginner or advanced tea enthusiast.

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Earn top marks by gifting fun coding, maths and music lessons from BYJU’S FutureSchool this Christmas season!

Live private lessons for children aged 6-18 to encourage them to learn new digital skills and build apps, create video games, compose music and more
LONDON, 3 November, 2021: This year give the gift that keeps on giving to the young creators on your Christmas list, with coding, maths and music courses from BYJU’S FutureSchool! Designed for children aged 6-18, the virtual courses help children embrace their creativity, learn real-life skills and continue learning beyond the classroom.
Choose between individualised 1:1 sessions, or a group session with four students and one teacher. Whether you’re gifting to a budding musical maestro, coding creative or maths obsessed – BYJU’S FutureSchool has a course for children and teenagers to make learning fun. They can build code for a self-driving car, create a musical masterpiece, or build an app – with no parental support required.
Here’s a round-up of the top BYJU’S FutureSchool courses to gift this holiday season:
For the creator – live coding courses
• Learn the fundamentals of coding to creatively build websites, animations and apps
• They can create and code their own video games, code a self-driving car, build 3D simulations of space and more!
• All courses are available for beginners (6 years old), intermediate (7-8 years old), advanced (9-11 years old), professional (12-14 years old) and applied tech (15+ years old)
• Book coding courses today, with private lessons from a qualified tutor online starting from £25 at https://www.byjusfutureschool.com/

For those who love to build and play – live maths courses
• An innovative maths programme with real-life, interactive activities to inspire children to understand the ‘why’ of maths through fun challenges and games to conceptualise maths problems in a real-world setting
• Build real-life applications and learn a maths mindset to build confidence and foster a love of maths!
• All courses are available for children aged 6 – 13 years old
• Book maths courses today, with private lessons from a qualified tutor online starting from £24 at www.byjusfutureschool.com/math/

For those passionate about music – live music courses
• Master musical skills through composing and building confidence through live performances, games and engaging projects
• Compose and learn music from classical to rock – whatever inspires the child on your Christmas list!
• Suitable for children aged 6 – 18 years old
• Book music courses today, with private lessons from a qualified tutor online starting at £25 at www.byjusfutureschool.com/music/

About BYJU’S:
BYJU’S is the world’s leading edtech company, which offers highly adaptive, engaging and effective learning programmes to help every child fulfil their potential. Founded by Byju Raveendran in India ten years ago, with the aim to help children fall in love with learning, embrace their creativity and prepare them for the future, today BYJU’S has brought its courses to more than 80 million registered students worldwide.

BYJU’S continues to expand, bringing its courses to more students across the globe. This year, BYJU’S launched in United Kingdom and United States, and is also available in India, Australia, Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico.

BYJU’S FutureSchool is BYJU’S flagship online learning platform for the UK which offers live, real-time instruction coding, maths and music lessons for children ages 6 – 18. The interactive and activity-based curriculum inspires creative outcomes like mobile apps, web animations, games and music. BYJU’S FutureSchool courses inspire a love of learning and helps children grow by blending an activity-based curriculum, visual interactive learning with a flexible, personalised approach – crafting each child’s specific coursework around their individual learning level.

Backed by prominent investors like Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, Naspers, CPPIB, General Atlantic, Tencent, Sequoia Capital, Sofina, Lightspeed ventures and more, BYJU’S continues to experience strong growth to meet its goal of empowering a whole generation to become creators rather than consumer of technology.

Learn more: www.byjusfutureschool.com/

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