Christmas Gift Ideas for Oct & November !

emberly is a recently launched self-development platform which is designed to help people find their spark with a variety of inspiring online courses. People can explore their passions with a […]

emberly is a recently launched self-development platform which is designed to help people find their spark with a variety of inspiring online courses.

People can explore their passions with a monthly membership giving them unlimited access to all the courses or they can purchase a single course. All the content is available on-demand. An emberly course/membership makes a great gift because:
• It’s sustainable
• It’s thoughtful
• It’s interesting
• You’re giving the gift of learning
• Courses can be done together to create great memories
• There’s every chance the receiver will find a new spark in life
Courses range from focaccia making, to public speaking and from yoga to wild art journaling. There’s something for everyone.

Pricing

The courses are circa £49 and it’s possible to purchase a monthly rolling contract which can be cancelled at any time. This gives you access to all the courses.

For a £20 budget you could buy someone two months’ access to all the courses which is £6.99 per month, or three months for £21!

You can purchase a gift card on which you can put any amount: www.emberly.co.uk/product/gift-card/

Brighten up Christmas with gift inspiration from OSRAM
Get ahead of the game this year and start shopping for Christmas gifts for the car enthusiast or DIY-er in your life, with gift inspiration from lighting specialists, OSRAM.

NIGHT BREAKER 200 bulb
The NIGHT BREAKER 200 is a halogen upgrade headlight bulb that is up to 200 percent brighter than required by law, significantly improving road illumination and safety.
OSRAM recognises that better visibility helps drivers detect traffic signs and hazards quicker and react faster, improving road safety.
Using cutting-edge technology, NIGHT BREAKER 200 delivers a powerful whiter light that up to three times brighter than a standard bulb and a light beam of up to 150 metres. It also features a new mirrored chrome tip for a modern look. The perfect stocking filler this Christmas!
NIGHT BREAKER 200 is available now as H4, H7 and H11 ECE bulb types. The perfect headlight upgrade!
Prices from £35 a pair

XENARC NIGHT BREAKER LASER Next Generation HID range
By using cutting-edge technology, the XENARC NIGHT BREAKER LASER range delivers a high light output for HID/Xenon headlights.
These powerful headlamp bulbs provide up to 220 percent whiter light, the light beam extends up to 250 metres and the strong luminosity of the bulb provides improved, wider visibility for higher performance and driver safety.
The XENARC NIGHT BREAKER (Next Generation) range is available in D1S, D2S, D3S and D4S ECE bulb types and are available in twin retail DUO PACKs, perfect for upgrading in pairs.
Prices from £187 a pair

NIGHT BREAKER SILVER
The NIGHT BREAKER SILVER range is for those seeking the ultimate performance to lifetime ratio. This bulb range has had a refresh and now offers high-performance, an optimised lifetime and up to 100 percent more brightness to illuminate the road. It also benefits from a long beam of up to 130 metres to allow motorists to see road signs and hazards sooner.
The updated NIGHT BREAKER SILVER range of performance bulbs complements the existing halogen and xenon bulb portfolio of the NIGHT BREAKER series and are available as H1, H4, H7 and H11 ECE headlight bulb types.
Prices from £18.99 a pair

LEDriving® HL BRIGHT and LEDriving® HL INTENSE
This new range of high-performance bulbs provide an easy solution to upgrade vehicle headlights with cool white LED light, superior brightness and a stylish design.
The LEDriving® HL BRIGHT range is OSRAM’s compact headlight offering thanks to the multi-compatible smart reference ring and has up to 300 percent more brightness. Other benefits include LED technology for increased durability and offers more light on the road for better visibility.
OSRAM’s LEDriving® HL INTENSE is the brand’s highest performing LED off-road bulb. It offers 350 percent more brightness and a compact design for easy installation, along with optimised beam pattern for reduced glare, better visibility for extra safety on the roads and integrated active cooling.
LEDriving® HL lamps are 12 V compatible. Each pair of lamps comes with an up to five-year OSRAM guarantee and a long service life.
Prices from £85.99 a pair
The OSRAM range of upgrade Halogen, HID and LED products are available now from OSRAM Approved Partners: OSRAM Approved Partners | OSRAM Automotive

Gift it like Beckham with the Haig Club Limited Edition Christmas Bottle, exclusively “Foot-Made” by David Beckham
The Limited Edition bottle will be available in Tesco stores nationwide just in time for the perfect Christmas gift

October 2022: Back by popular demand, Haig Club is launching the Limited Edition Christmas bottle, available in Tesco stores nationwide in time for the festive season.
‘Footmade’ by brand partner David Beckham, the limited edition is truly a whisky edition to treasure and gift this Christmas. The design features something very close to David’s heart and was created using his famous feet.
David Beckham, Haig Club Brand Partner, comments: “I really enjoyed shooting the Christmas campaign last year and I’m pleased that my artwork lives on this year in the new limited edition bottle. It’s my favourite time of year and I’m excited for people to enjoy this special bottle this Christmas.”
The bottle is to be sold in Tesco online and via Amazon, Booker and TheBar.com.This limited edition release is set to be snapped-up by football & Haig Club fans alike when it launches on 17th October.
Haig Club was made to be enjoyed by everyone. Drink it on the rocks, mix in cocktails and get experimental with flavour, or gift it. There are no rules.
The 2022 Limited Edition David Beckham Haig Club Clubman 40% ABV is available in Tesco nationwide from 17th October, or from Amazon, Booker Online or thebar.com if you want to order to your door. The bottle will be on promotion in Tesco for £17 from 8th November until 1st January 2023, just in time for Christmas.
#MakeYourOwnRules #HaigClub

Keep Kids Excited About Drinking Water this Christmas

Have you heard about the bottle that makes water taste good through scent alone?

World first in food technology, air up, is the perfect gift for 14.5 million Brits whose water consumption halves during winter

Finding the perfect gift for your little one can be difficult, particularly if you are looking for eco-friendly gifts for a more sustainable Christmas. So, if you’re looking to help protect the planet this festive season by reducing your little one’s single-use plastic consumption, a reusable water bottle is a must for on-the-go hydration. Every year the nation gets through 14 billion plastic drinks bottles, with over 10% admitting that most of the plastic they buy sadly, winds up in the bin as evidenced by hydration specialists, air up. This amounts to almost a quarter of Brits throwing away 5-10 plastic bottles per week.

The latest viral product, with thousands of review videos uploaded daily on TikTok, is a reusable water bottle that has been designed as a sustainable way for children to stay hydrated. air up uses flavour pods to provide a zero-calorie, zero-sugar, zero-additive way to drink 100% pure water which tastes flavoured. Alongside the environmental benefits, air up is a leakproof and easy-to-clean bottle which acts as an exciting alternative to drinking just ordinary tap water, adding our favourite flavours, from Kola to Orange, with no sugars, additives or chemicals allowing children to get the flavour they crave while drinking 100% pure water.

What is retronasal smell?

Studies have shown that up to 80% of the flavour we perceive comes from smell, not taste, which is why the smell of food is so linked to appetite and why people hold their nose when they eat or drink something unpleasant. When we eat or drink, flavour filled air rises up to our nose and takes our senses beyond the five basic tastes of sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami.

So how does air up work?

air up harnesses this clever bit of science by infusing flavoured air into every sip of water from the bottle. One of 14 different flavours will be added in bubbles every time you drink and it is this that will give your 100% pure water its flavour. Each pod contains natural flavourings and scents that infuse with ambient air to be added to the pure water, these flavours range from Lime and Orange-Passionfruit to Cola and Iced Coffee with ten others in between.

Who came up with this amazing idea?

The first prototype for air up was developed by Lena Jüngst and Tim Jäger in 2016 and spent three years in development, including a Master’s thesis on aromas, to combine innovative design and the neuroscience behind the idea and turn it into a real product. Since then, air up has successfully launched in Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands, with more than one million customers already. Now Lena and the team are bringing this innovative way to drink water to the UK.

Where can I buy one?

air up’s reusable water bottles and flavour pods are available from their website. One bottle including three scent pods is priced £34.95. Each additional pack of three pods (flavouring a minimum of 15 litres of water) then costs between £5.95 to £8.95, depending on the flavour.

Please do let me know if this is of interest!

Best,

Ingrid Walker
Junior Account Manager
42 Bruton
0207 183 3189

KitchenAid offer a wide range of cookware that make the perfect gift for aspiring chefs and passionate foodies.

Gifts under £50
The KitchenAid Aluminized Steel Non-Stick Bakeware Collection is made of 0.8mm thick aluminized steel which is scratch and corrosion resistant. It’s extremely durable, maintains its shape and won’t warp or bend. Aluminized steel is known to heat up quickly and evenly for perfect results. Oven-safe to 230°C. All items have a PFAS-free non-stick coating for effortless food release.
Non-Stick Tulband Cake Form Tin – 24cm, RRP £30
Non-Stick Mini Rectangular Cake Pan – 8pcs, RRP £30
Non-Stick Springform Tin – 20cm, RRP £24
Available from John Lewis

Gifts under £120
The KitchenAid Classic Forged Aluminium Collection has an extra thick forged base that maintains its shape, heats up quickly and evenly for perfect frying results every time. A PFAS-free ceramic non-stick coating provides easy food release and fast clean-up. Smart features include timeless design, stay-cool handle for a secure grip and stackable design

Available as a 2pc Frypan Set (20cm and 28cm RRP £80) and as a 3pc set (20cm, 24cm and 28cm RRP £115) from amazon.co.uk

Gifts under £400
The KitchenAid Steel Core Enamel Pan Collection features a cooking surface that is 100% natural, extremely durable, non-reactive and acid-resistant in order to preserve the tastes of your favourite dishes. This cookware has a heavy gauge steel core that guarantees excellent heat retention
Covered Saucepan 20cm – 2.4L RRP £130
Covered Casserole 24cm – 6L RRP £145
8-piece set includes covered casserole 20cm and 24cm, Covered Saucepan 16cm, 2 utensils RRP £390
Available in Empire Red from amazon.co.uk

KitchenAid offer a wide range of cookware that make the perfect gift for aspiring chefs and passionate foodies.

Gifts under £50
The KitchenAid Aluminized Steel Non-Stick Bakeware Collection is made of 0.8mm thick aluminized steel which is scratch and corrosion resistant. It’s extremely durable, maintains its shape and won’t warp or bend. Aluminized steel is known to heat up quickly and evenly for perfect results. Oven-safe to 230°C. All items have a PFAS-free non-stick coating for effortless food release.
Non-Stick Tulband Cake Form Tin – 24cm, RRP £30
Non-Stick Mini Rectangular Cake Pan – 8pcs, RRP £30
Non-Stick Springform Tin – 20cm, RRP £24
Available from John Lewis

Gifts under £120
The KitchenAid Classic Forged Aluminium Collection has an extra thick forged base that maintains its shape, heats up quickly and evenly for perfect frying results every time. A PFAS-free ceramic non-stick coating provides easy food release and fast clean-up. Smart features include timeless design, stay-cool handle for a secure grip and stackable design

Available as a 2pc Frypan Set (20cm and 28cm RRP £80) and as a 3pc set (20cm, 24cm and 28cm RRP £115) from amazon.co.uk

Gifts under £400
The KitchenAid Steel Core Enamel Pan Collection features a cooking surface that is 100% natural, extremely durable, non-reactive and acid-resistant in order to preserve the tastes of your favourite dishes. This cookware has a heavy gauge steel core that guarantees excellent heat retention
Covered Saucepan 20cm – 2.4L RRP £130
Covered Casserole 24cm – 6L RRP £145
8-piece set includes covered casserole 20cm and 24cm, Covered Saucepan 16cm, 2 utensils RRP £390
Available in Empire Red from amazon.co.uk

FESTIVE FASHION: FABULOUS CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR WOMEN
FROM BELLE MODELLE

From colourful scarves and a reversible bomber jacket to bright knits and day to night wrist candy – independent fashion brand Belle-Modelle has a fabulous selection of affordable gifts to impress this Christmas www.belle-modelle.co.uk
Images here
Top present picks include:
The Scarf: Christmas colour-pop £12.95
A stylish yet practical stocking filler, Belle Modelle’s satin-soft scarves make the perfect (and light to post) accessory gift. Measuring 70 x 70 cm they are available in a range of gorgeous colour-pop designs made to be worn a number of ways. Options include black with neon abstract spot; a vibrant Emerald and Pink Peacock; a Blue and Black Animal Print; a Multi Colour Feather and Spot, and a Pink Printed pattern (£12.95).

There’s also a long and luxurious Golden Wildcat Silk Scarf on a navy design. This 43 x 170 pure silk scarf is the perfect accessory for layering up and costs £29.95.

Sustainable style: Chara Bamboo Scarf £18.95
Made from 100% bamboo, the super soft Chara Bamboo Scarf is both sustainable and stylish. Available in a bright bold Geo Star print, it is perfect for brightening up any Christmas outfit.

Cosy, colourful Christmas jumpers: Knit 21 £44.95
Everyone loves a new Christmas Day knit and Belle-Modelle’s Knit 21 range ticks the box. Available in two sizes 1 (8-14) and 2 (16-20) and in a selection of stripe and star combinations and colourways they have a loose upper fit with batwing arms, narrowing around the hips for a flattering style on all body shapes. Perfect for Christmas the Knit 21 BELLE Colour Block, is an on-trend pink with tomato red sleeves and cuffs. £44.95

Day to night wrist candy: Stella Cuff reduced from £20.00 to £10.00
Decorated with stars and lightning bolts in diamante stones, the Stella Cuffs provide the perfect day to night wrist candy making them the ideal Christmas gift. The soft faux suede back and twist and lock clasp mean they’re comfortable to wear and easy to take off and on too.

The Reversible Bomber: £79.95
For a surprise spoil-her gift, the BM Classic Bomber offers two-outfits-in-one as it comes in two fully reversible designs – Venusis a shocking pink design with the reverse alternative featuring red clashing sleeves. This cropped style bomber has a proper “Pink Ladies” vibe and its balloon sleeves are finished with a metallic-striped elasticated cuff and with similar design on the side pockets. Galaxy is a classic plain blue satin with black elastane cuffs and collar, while its striking alter ego features a vibrant jaguar pattern in ochre and navy with plain navy sleeves and side pockets. The bombers are available in three sizes: 1 (8-12), 2 (14-16), 3 (18) and cost £79.95

AT-TRACK-TIVE CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE AT THE NYMR

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has created a first-class Christms gift guide for 2022 for the train lover in your life. With options including stocking fillers such as the Herdy Mug Set or Exclusive Locomotive Socks, to the ultimate experience, a scenic ride on one of its steam trains with a delicious Signalman’s Buffet Lunch, perfect for spoiling the family! Here’s a range of unique gifts for the rail enthusiasts in your life:

NYMR Exclusive ‘Lucie’ Locomotive socks – £6.95
Featuring Piglet’s precious Lucie locomotive, these socks are exclusive to NYMR. Number 8 Lucie is a type IV vertical boilered steam locomotive built by the John Cockerill Company 1890. Lucie started life as a tram, working for the East Brussels Tram company with her sister number 7.

NYMR Herdy Mug Set of 2 – £30.00
Introducing the new NYMR Herdy mug! Exclusive to NYMR and designed by the hugely talented people at Herdy, then entirely handmade in fine bone china in England’s Staffordshire Potteries. Approx. capacity 380 ml. A fabulous addition to your Herdy collection – and a gorgeous way to support the NYMR!

NYMR – Locomotive Power Backpack £65
Waxed canvas backpack featuring the Locomotive Power design. With genuine leather detail on the sides and brass effect fastenings, with zip closure and clip.

Gift Card – up to £350
Gift cards can be used against footplate experiences, shop products, Pullman Dining services and Tickets.

Charter Experience – £1450
A return journey from Grosmont to Pickering on board the Great Western Saloon.
Signalman’s Buffet Lunch for up to 18 guests, view the set menu. A dedicated member of staff to look after your group and assist with catering.

To buy a gift or experience from the NYMR shop visit: www.nymr.co.uk/pages/category/shop.

JINGLE ALL THE WAY WITH THE JOY OF TRACKLEMENTS

www.tracklements.co.uk

The Life and Soul of the Pantry
NEW Festive Goodies Box
AND Christmas Gift Boxes

Vegan and Gluten-Free, the NEW Tracklements Festive Goodies Box is a splendid gift for foodies. Packed with something to bring joy to everyone, it’s easy to order directly from the Tracklements elves at www.tracklements.co.uk who’ll quickly pack it up in a Yum Yum Yum box and drop it down your chimney right on time.

The NEW Festive Goodies Box (RRP £20.70) includes:

Sticky Fig Relish, 250g – No decently dressed festive cheeseboard would be seen without this sweet, succulent relish. Plump figs are soaked in spiced vinegar and then gently cooked with rich, dark sugar. The result is at once tangy and sweet – superb with soft cheeses

Cranberry, Port & Orange Sauce, 250g – Rather delicious for dunking, dipping and dousing, this bright, fruity sauce is Christmas in a jar. Made with whole cranberries, the tingling tartness cuts through rich meats like pork and goose – either on the side or as a marinade – is perfect for dipping a leftover roastie, and loves a turkey sandwich

The one, the only, the original Caramelised Onion Marmalade, 345g – Made with a splish of redcurrant juice for a pleasing tang, this is excellent with Boxing Day pâtés, terrines, pork pies and cheeses, and positively dreamy melted over sausages

Spiced Honey Mustard, 140g – The sweetness, spices and feisty kick is a delight with all things porky, especially sweetcure ham and chipolatas

Christmas Spice Chutney Le Parfait, 300g – Packed with cranberries, Bramley apples, and a host of festive spices including allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger, a simple dollop guarantees to spread festive cheer across every Boxing Day table.

The Tracklements Christmas Gift Boxes are available from fine food delis and farm shops nationwide and online at www.tracklements.co.uk, include:

Tracklements Festive Four (90g – 110g), RRP £14.15:

• Spiced Plum Chutney 90g
• Christmas Spice Chutney 90g
• Cranberry, Port & Orange Sauce 110g
• Sticky Fig Relish 110g

These four jars of fantastic festive flavour are perfect for the Big Day alongside the Turkey, Duck or Goose and bring joy in equal measure to Boxing Day cold meats, cheese and pork pies

Tracklements The Cheese Collection (220g – 250g), RRP £17.15:

• Apricot & Ginger Chutney 220g
• Apple & Cider Brandy Chutney 220g
• Caramelised Onion Marmalade 250g
• Green Tomato Chutney 220g

Simply, the fab four cheese pleasers

Tracklements Tongue-Tinglingly Hot Trio, RRP £15.65:

• Fresh Chilli Jam 250g
• Hot Chilli Sauce 230ml
• Spitfire Chilli Mustard 140g


Strap in for some fiery flavour. Seriously hot and seriously good in equal measure, the award-winning Fresh Chilli Jam is at home on any plate or in any pasta sauce and it makes a nifty dip with the addition of a bit of natural yogurt. Hot Chilli Sauce and Spitfire Chilli Mustard are not for the weak of heart, or mind. Yumalicious with cheese and vegetable bakes – only the brave should attempt these without a safety net!

@tracklements #tastytracklements #LifeandSoulofthePantry

JEWAHIR latest festive collection of candles and wax melts would make a great
fit for gifts for everyone this festive season! jewahir.com

­Jewahir Home Fragrances – Festive Collection

Jewahir’s festive collection of candles and wax melts make the perfect gift this season! With three different winter inspired fragrances, there is a scent for everyone’s liking.

Gingerbread
– Top Notes: Anise
– Heart Notes: Homemade Gingerbread, Cinnamon, Clove
– Base Notes: Maple Syrup, Caramel, Cookie, Vanilla

Vanilla Oud
– Top Notes: Cardamom, Black Pepper
– Heart Notes: Oud, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Cederwood, Leather,
Patchouli, Vetiver
– Base Notes: Amber, Tonka, Vanilla

Winter Berries
– Top Notes: Juniper berry, Elderberry
– Heart Notes: Cranberry, Orange Peel, Apple
– Base Notes: Pine Nut, Musk

https://www.jewahir.com/pages/festive-collection

Neitiv… Coconut Flower Drops Beverage! neitiv.uk

Neitiv is the UK’s first Coconut Flower Drops beverage innovation company. Focusing on three key areas; taste, sustainability, and drink with purpose. Neitiv introduces a unique flavour profile to the beer category with the launch of its first product, Coconut Flower Lager. Sustainability is also key to the brand, and it aims to be the most sustainable option on the market through its fully recyclable packaging and harvesting techniques – It’s kind to our planet! As a business that advocates empowerment, Neitiv have launched a charity programme – ‘Neitiv Red Dot Project’ with the aim to eliminate period poverty. Neitiv products are ethically produced and supports farmers and artisans from marginalised communities. It promotes mindful drinking i.e. cultivating a responsible drinking culture by becoming more aware of the present moment.

The lager range is available to buy at https://neitiv.uk/ in packs of eight (RRP £34.40), or a Divine Gift Set which includes one of each variant, with a Coconut Shell Candle and Coconut Shell Cup or Reusable Bamboo Straw or Mandala Cork Coaster (from RRP £27.90). All you need to do is light the candle, open a chilled beer, sit back, relax and colour the mandala for mindfulness – It’s not just a drink, it’s an experience!

Coconut Flower Beer, the exclusive taste of an inclusive and diverse culture! Explore the intricate flavours of Coconut Flower Beer and the guilt-free experience.

Celebrating 21 years, the Spirit of Christmas Fair is back to full capacity, supporting over 700 small independent brands and designer-makers this year, all handpicked for their quality and originality.

From 31 October – 6 November at Olympia London visitors can discover over 200 new and exclusive brands to the Fair as well as hundreds of returning favourites presenting the finest distinctive gifts. Many returning visitors share the Fair as an annual unmissable social calendar date and enjoy a wonderful experience with friends – to kick-start the festive season.
With sustainability at the heart of how many of these small independents are run visitors can shop with the planet in mind. Using good quality natural or recycled materials is just a part of what they do to care for our planet and support local communities also making it easy to add a luxurious touch to gifting this year whist shopping consciously.
There’s something for everyone within the cornucopia of inspirational boutiques selling: homeware, fashion for both men and women, baby & child, decorations, health & beauty, food & drink and stunning jewellery. From grand, show-stopping pieces to the quirky and beautiful, discerning shoppers will find endless never-before-seen items across the seven days. Visitors can meet face-to-face with brands that can’t be seen elsewhere because many are only accessible online or use the Fair as their only consumer touch point, otherwise selling to trade.
Bursting with delicious festive essentials, visitors can uncover over 100 of the finest artisan producers including Great Taste Award winners in the Gallery Food Hall. Home to an unrivalled mix of leading artisans, independent producers and Great Taste Award winners, it is sure to inspire festive banquets and Christmas gift giving.
More information and ticket information can be found at www.spiritofchristmasfair.co.uk

CHRISTMAS AT KEW RETURNS FOR 10TH YEAR

The UK’s original festive light trail returns to dazzle Kew Gardens in London, bringing magical new installations for the tenth anniversary this Christmas

Wednesday 16 November 2022 – Sunday 8 January 2023 (advance booking only, tickets selling fast)

• 2022 marks ten years of Christmas at Kew, the first light trail of its kind in the UK
• New installations include suspended illuminations and optical illusions, featuring over a million twinkling lights along a 2.7km trail
• Highlights include the iconic Palm House projections, Starry Night featuring thousands of twinkling lights, and ‘Illusion Hole’ by UxU Studio
• Visitors can indulge in toasty treats with seasonal street food, mulled wine and hot chocolate, or a Christmas dinner at The Botanical Brasserie

This November, see Kew Gardens in a whole new light as the UNESCO World Heritage landscape glitters with millions of festive lights with the return of Christmas at Kew. Since the inaugural Christmas trail in 2013, this unique, world-famous event has paved the way for festive displays across the country each winter, cementing light trails as a firm festive favourite in the run up to Christmas. Marking ten years since the original festive trail at Kew Gardens in London, this year’s display features a host of seasonal favourites alongside mesmerizing new light installations. Planning begins more than a year in advance, to ensure this celebration of nature by night brings Kew’s incredible natural landscape to life for visitors of all ages.

New installations for 2022
Taking inspiration from Kew’s horticultural collection and the changing seasons, creative studio NOVAK return to Kew with an immersive animation projected onto Holly Walk. Elsewhere, visitors can wander through thousands of twinkling lights in ArtAV’s magical Starry Night, featured at Kew Gardens for the first time. Fun and magical, 16 floating UV feathers by Pyrite Creative appear as if from nowhere amongst the trees, while elsewhere in the canopies, LuminARTi’s Willow Hives elegantly illuminate the surrounding natural forms, highlighting the spectacular scenery at Kew.

Light Art Collection returns with ‘Illusion Hole’ by UxU Studio, a geometrically arranged pattern situated on the Lake in which visitors will experience the fluidity and malleability of moving light. Visitors are presented with a thrilling optical illusion as water formed by light appears to flow into an unknown abyss as they enjoy the trail around the gardens.
Festive favourites
Wander beneath colourful canopies and bushes draped in sparkle, futuristic neon trees and branches illuminated with stars as you enter a botanical world filled with seasonal cheer. Many of Kew’s 12,000 trees and other botanical treasures from Kew’s living collection will be accentuated along the new route, allowing visitors to experience nature from a new perspective whilst reinforcing the essential role that plants play in all of our lives.

Creative studio Pitaya return to Christmas at Kew, lighting up the woodland with their ethereal installation ‘Floraison’, luminous poppies appear to have blown away in the breeze, clinging to branches high above visitors’ heads. Elsewhere, the ever-popular Fire Garden returns for 2022, and Kew’s famous Christmas Cathedral will once again create a dazzling world filled with thousands of fairy lights, offering the perfect Instagram opportunity. Visitors will be entranced as a series of breath-taking projections dance across the surface of Kew’s iconic Palm House and adjacent lake, set to a memorable soundtrack of much-loved Christmas classics.

To add an extra touch of magic to the Christmas at Kew experience, visitors can book a delicious traditional Christmas dinner at The Botanical Brasserie to enjoy with loved ones. Tasty treats from a selection of independent street food vendors are also available along the route, including spiced cider, waffles, mulled wine, or hot chocolate to keep you warm.

Sandra Botterell, Director of Marketing and Commercial Enterprise at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, said: “Christmas at Kew is always magical, but this year is even more special as we celebrate ten years of this wonderful light trail. We can’t wait to welcome visitors back to the Gardens to experience the return of our much-loved light installations, alongside exciting new additions, all of which take inspiration from Kew’s incredible collections. As the first festive light trail of its kind, Christmas at Kew really is a seasonal spectacular unlike any other.”

Wakehurst, Kew’s wild botanic garden in Sussex, sees the return of its own enchanting winter lantern trail for 2022. Glow Wild promises a brand-new route, with 11 bespoke installations and over 1000 paper lanterns handmade by local volunteers all celebrating the incredible colour spectrum of the natural world.

Give a plastic free Christmas with eco-friendly, sustainable gifts for babies and children

Hand painted Personalised Children’s Hairbrush £39.95

Balancing Polar Stacker Game

Hand painted Personalised Children’s Mug Set £45.00

PomPom, an online shop selling plastic free gifts, toys, games and homeware brings you the ultimate collection of eco-friendly gifts for this Christmas.
PomPom is proudly 100% plastic free. With no BPA nasties, all our Christmas gifts are the perfect choice for those who want to shop consciously this Christmas.
Every order is wrapped and delivered to our customers with totally plastic free packaging – recycled cardboard boxes, biodegradable labels and green recycled tissue.
PomPom supports the Marine Conservation Society, which shares our plastic free mission. We give a share of all profits to this UK based charity, who work tirelessly to protect our seas, shores and marine wildlife.

Our top three Christmas bestsellers

Handmade Felt Kids Slippers
Choose from Swans, Lions, Sheep and Rabbits – these cosy slippers will keep feet warm this Christmas.
£29.99

PomPom Foldable Climbing Triangle
Made in the UK, painted with eco-friendly Edward Bulmer Natural Paint. Fully adjustable with 3 height setting. Encourage independent, imaginative play on a totally eco-friendly wooden frame. Perfect for ages 0-5
From £219.00

Wooden Coral Stacker
Stack, play, organise – let imaginations run wild with this eco-friendly gift inspired by woodland animals. Find owls, acorns, squirrels and hedgehogs.
£29.99

Stocking Fillers

Bath Crayons
What a completely brilliant invention, a fabulously fun eco friendly bath toy! Never again will you struggle to get a child into the bath.
£17.95

Recycled Cardboard Nativity Scene
Bright and colourful, these cardboard blocks can be stacked and sorted, providing hours of fun.
£12.95

Giant Bubble Kit
Create giant bubbles in the garden (or in your bedroom!) All you need is to add washing-up liquid for the ultimate kids bubbles!
£15.95

Gifts with a Social Conscience

Kid’s Bike Basket
Handmade of Elephant Grass by a women’s collective in Ghana – the sale of these baskets supports local communities in Sub-Sahara Africa
£39.95

Polar Balancing Circle
For those who love a challenge – this balancing game provides hours of fun for little minds. 100% wood. A tree is planted for every sale of this toy
£19.95

Flamingo Raffia Basket
Put all your treasures in this handmade raffia basket, or tidy away toys and clothes! Handmade in Madagascar.
£89.95

Personalised Gifts

Personalised Garden Tools
Get little ones actively participating in the garden from a young age, this trowel, fork and spade are personalised with any name you like.
£24.99

Hand painted Personalised Hairbrush

Personalised China Set
Hand-painted in Gloucestershire, this fine bone china set (bowl, plate and mug) makes the perfect gift. Choose from safari or farm animals, butterflies, boats or rabbits
£89.95

Plastic free Games and Toys

Wooden Balancing Rabbit
Made from sugarcane bio-product, these are the eco-friendly version of Lego and compatible with your Duplo set.
£25.00

Wooden Wild Animals Stacking Toy
Made from recycled cardboard and vegetable ink dyes, this vibrant and beautifully design puzzle comes in a useful carry box.
£14.95

Wooden Farmyard Set
Made from sustainable rubberwood, this farmyard set provides a perfect plastic-free solution, where imaginations can run wild!
£79.95

Gifts for Interior Lovers

A-Z Mindfulness Print
Get kids connected with their emotions from an early age, designed by Fearless Flamingo, this will bring a splash of colour to any bedroom wall
£35.00

Recycled Cardboard Dragonfly Wall Decorations
Put all your treasures in this handmade raffia basket, or tidy away toys and clothes! Handmade in Madagascar.
£79.95

Flamingo Wall Hook
Decorate a bedroom, a hallway or a kitchen wall, with this vibrant and fun wall hook. Perfect for hanging dressing gowns or keys on.
£19.95

Gifts under £20

Retro Wooden Toy Car Pull-a-long
Handmade in Nepal, these kids hand puppets bring fun to the Christmas festivities!
£16.95

Learn to Stitch
Inspire a love of all things horticultural, with this fun and informative book from Little Gestalten.
£12.95

Giant Bubble Kit
Create giant bubbles in the garden (or in your bedroom!) All you need is to add washing-up liquid for the ultimate kids bubbles!
£15.95

Packaging and Christmas Gift Wrap

PomPom proudly packages all of its gifts using recycled cardboard boxes, biodegradable labels, recycled tissue papers and brown tape. But don’t worry it all looks beautiful!
For Christmas 2021, we are excited to offer a bespoke gift wrap service, using the stunning Christmas papers from Sophie Botsford. Created by Re-wrapped, these gift wrap papers are printed on 100% recycled and compostable papers.

Download cut out and lifestyle images here

Famoir Duftkerzen Kollektion Box 10
Beschreibung: vegane Duftkerzen von famoir in einzigartiger Geschenkverpackung für Weihnachten, Geburtstag, als Mitbringsel für Ihn und Sie, dekorativ, frei von Paraffinen und mit einer Brenndauer von 50-60 Stunden
Produkt auf der Firmenseite anzeigen: famoir.de/collections/unsere-besten
Preis: €39.99
Firma: famoir

Bezugsquelle der Produkte: www.famoir.de

Ethical & Sustainable Activewear – Universal Performance
Join the Movement. UP was born from a passionate belief that performance wear should do good everywhere. From empowering our bodies, minds and souls to giving us confidence in our homes, parks and gyms.
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More than just a pint, the Christmas gift guide for beer lovers

Christmas is the time of giving, but if you’re looking for a little merry inspiration then why not treat someone to one of T&R Theakston’s special gifts.

Socks, but not as you know it….
Socks may be a standard gift but there’s something “peculier” about these. Theakston’s uniquely designed beer gift boxed socks feature taglines such as Hoppy Socks, Hoppy Feet and Firkin Peculier Socks. You can even get a pair depicting the perfect pint of the legendary Old Peculier, complete with a foaming creamy cuff.
Price – £12
Link: You can purchase a box of peculier socks here. View the full Theakston clothing range here.

A Secret Santa idea that will bring merriment…
It can be nerve-wracking looking for the perfect Secret Santa gift but Theakston has a secret weapon its range of Drinking Kits. The kits which are available for our of its most iconic beers including Pale Ale, Old Peculier, XB and Lightfoot, feature two 500ml bottles of the tipple of choice along with a branded pint glass, all served in a specially designed gift pack.
Price: £9.50
Link: You can purchase the drinking kits here.

Christmas clobber…
There’s more to T&R Theakston than just beer. The brewery also offers a range of clothing products and one of its most popular is the Old Peculier retro design t-shirt. Representing the brewery’s oldest and most famous beer which is thought to have been one of the orginal beers brewed and dates back to 1827! The t-shirt brings back the branding from the late 1980’s / early 1990’s and has already proved a real hit!
Price: £20
Link: You can buy the Old Peculier retro design t-shirt here.

A taste of and toast to, God’s Own County…
Whether you’re a beer aficionado or simply a Yorkshire man or woman longing for a taste of the White Rose, Theakston has created a box of some of the county’s best bits. The Firkin Hamper features cans of Old Peculier, Theakston’s Best Bitter and Barista Stout, all encased in a special crate handmade by Theakston’s Journeyman Cooper, Euan Findlay. The package however offers far more than just a tipple, and also boasts two mini truckles of Swaledale cheese alongside some Theakston malted barley savoury crackers, a peculier Yorkshire chutney and orange breakfast conserve, and a rich and fruity Old Peculier Cake.
Price – £58.95. Alternatively there is a Yorkshire Hamper priced at £30.
Link: You can purchase the Firkin Hamper via the website from mid-November, or the Yorkshire Box can be purchased here.

Raise a glass to the season of good cheer…
A time of merriment, Christmas provides the perfect opportunity to raise a glass with friends and family and Theakston can ensure you’re the toast of any party with its Old Peculier Glass Tankards. Available in both pint and half pint sizes, it is beautifully etched with our legendary Old Peculier logo on the front and served from the wood on the reverse – a reference to the fact the brewery is one of the last in the country with an in-house cooperage and ita famous Old Peculier beer is available served from traditional wooden firkins in The Black Bull in Paradise, its brewery tap and a number of other pubs in the North of England!
Price: £7.95 for a pint or £5.95 for a half pint
Link: You can purchase the Tankards here.

The Spirit of Old Peculier….
If you have a friend or relative who is a bit more “bah humbug” than “deck the halls”, why not do as Dickens did and have them be visited by a spirit? We’re not talking about the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present or Future but the Spirit of Old Peculier, also known as The Legend. With almost 200 years of brewing experience under its belt, Theakston has evolved its popular Old Peculier ale into a new pale gold-coloured mellow beer spirit. Featuring subtle hints of cherry and banana, as well as a note of vanilla, thanks to an infusion of oak shavings from the brewery’s in-house cooperage.
Price – £45
Link: You can purchase the Spirit of Old Peculier here.

Have yourself a very Merry Keg-mas
Christmas is known as the season of good will and good cheer and Theakston can almost guarantee you the latter with its selection of 5L mini kegs, offering approximately nine pints of the brewery’s signature beers. Whether you’re after the deep, dark ruby colour of Old Peculier or subtle hoppiness of the unpasteurised and cold-filtered Theakston Best Bitter, there is a mini keg for every occasion. So what are you waiting for? Have a Merry Keg-mas!
Price – £20 – £30
Link: You can purchase a selection of mini kegs here.

T&R Theakston has a full range of products available, from food to fashion, beer in mini kegs, bottles or cans, to glassware and memorabilia. View the full range at theakstons.co.uk/.

Blanka Soap a wonderful Christmas Stocking Filler Idea

blankasoap.com

All of their soaps are of superior quality (representing fantastic value for money) and handcrafted in our independent artisan studio in
Brighton. The soaps are a visual and aromatic delight in addition to being gentle and moisturising for the skin.
Blanka use all-natural, sustainable (ethically sourced) ingredients, organic wherever possible. Vegan and plastic-free, they’ve been popular as unique yet versatile Christmas gifts for a few years, but
now they also come in super-stylish packaging.

👆 Blanka Soap artisan soap gift set (RRP £25)

👆 Your Neck of the Woods balancing soap bar (RRP £8) with Scotch Pine, Cedarwood, Rosemary and Green Clay. Fantastic for Stocking fillers.

Here’s a link to their range https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x-rKM7ZD4XCTdZdoX41my7b6lxdgXfEp/view

blankasoap.com

Its a best seller like so many electric products and its brilliant! shop.electric-hair.com

ºC-4 SHAPING PASTE

Endlessly versatile paste allows you to create sharp definition
Keeps hold while allowing hair to move freely
Stunning silk texture doesn’t leave a tacky residue

Betterfullstop.co.uk Duffle The Bag Small Black
We are so proud to introduce this great bag made from beautiful waxed BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) cotton. Not only do we use BCI cotton for this bag but also production offcuts and rejects that would otherwise end up in landfill.

Big enough to hold everything you need for a night away – whether you are heading to a castle or a tent. Duffle the bag loves to travel and is also great for the office or gym.

Details:
– the black outer fabric & black lining is made from 100% BCI cotton
– quality YKK zip with silver teeth
– wax finish : 20% post-consumer wax (pos-consumer plastics) and 80% traditional wax
– Approximately 40 cm long
– Also available in red

Handmade by a small social enterprise in Scotland.
View product on company website:www.betterfullstop.co.uk/collections/ethically-made-recycled-bags/products/duffle-the-bag_black
Price: £60

GIVE GREENER THIS CHRISTMAS WITH HYKE GIN
Give the gift of a greener G&T this Christmas with HYKE Gin. Whether you’re giving up sellotape, using recyclable wrapping paper, or forgoing Christmas cards, gifting HYKE Gin to your friends and family is the perfect way to extend your sustainability efforts for the festive season.
HYKE Gin is the world’s first sustainable grape gin, made in Sussex using what is left over from bunches of grapes being trimmed to fit into standard sized supermarket punnets. In a process that takes place entirely in the UK, the grapes are distilled to create a grape spirit, before being blended with grain spirit and further combined with expertly blended botanicals, including juniper, myrrh, rooibos and coriander to craft an exceptionally unique drink.
Using grapes as its base ingredient is what gives this award winning gin its inimitable flavour. The combination of botanicals in this environmentally friendly gin creates a sophisticated profile, a complexity, and stylishly sweet citric notes, meaning it pairs perfectly with a simple tonic, yet lends itself to more daring mixing if you’re gifting to a cocktail making loved one. This one-of-a-kind gin is a beautiful gift, thanks to its sophisticated bottle, featuring bronze foil detailing and sleek design.
What’s more, HYKE Gin is readily available in Tesco stores nationwide, as well as on Amazon, consciously priced at £26, making it an affordable gift that is certain to please any recipient.

The Greatest Try, and a special edition gin, both signed by rugby legend Sir Gareth Edwards.

The Greatest Try limited edition print celebrates the iconic 1973 game between The Barbarians and the All Blacks in which ‘the greatest try’ ever was scored. Commissioned by two close friends of Sir Gareth, the painting is now available as a high-quality print, so rugby lovers can relive one of the best moments from history in their own homes. Each print is numbered and signed by both Sir Gareth Edwards CBE and the artist, Elin Siân Blake.

The Greatest Try gin has also just been released. The gin is produced by the Gower Gin Company, and comes numbered and autographed by Sir Gareth, with a wraparound image of the painting on the bottle itself.

Gift new tech that protects the brain
Let’s face it … the latest tech is always a hit at Christmas!
For Christmas 2022, one of the newest tech innovations on the market will make a perfect gift for sport lovers, especially for anyone who plays sports where head injuries are a risk such as rugby, football, hockey or netball.
The Halos® is a sleek black sports headband but it is also the first piece of sports kit which protects the brain during head impacts such as when the player’s head hits the ground, another head, a post, a shoulder, a knee or the ball.
Launched by Rezon, Halos® is the only legally approved brain protection in the UK and Europe. It has a CE mark, the internationally recognised safety standard, and a 5* Virginia Tech Helmet Rating from the US. It is proven to reduce by more than 60% the rotational forces to the brain, the forces that create concussions and sub-concussions, and damage brain tissue.
Judith McMinn, founder of Rezon and the person behind Halos®, says: “Why, in sports, do we always protect our shins and our teeth but not our brain? I’ve heard sports players talk about hitting their head and feeling their brain move inside their skull. That is what happens when there are rotational forces to the head, caused by angled impacts that rotate the brain inside the skull. These impacts happen both during matches and in training, and they can happen to players of any age, and at any level. The brain is not designed for angled impacts, so there is inevitably damage as the brain rotates by up to +/- 5mm inside the skull.
“You can now protect your brain. Parents who worry every time their children put on their boots, can ensure they’re appropriately protected. By wearing a Halos during training and matches, you can protect the brain and prevent the damage that builds over time, often without the player having any idea that they have suffered.”
The unique patented technology incorporated within Rezon Halos® allows for movement and opposing movement of the 9 protective layers, which absorb up to 30mm of impact to the head.
The latest medical research into brain injury in players of contact sports has shown that the risk is caused by rotational rather than linear forces to the brain. Rotational forces to the brain cause shearing of brain cells, blood flow changes and neural inflammation. Linear forces compress and stretch the brain, causing less damage. Brain injury is caused at a microscopic level, and results in no recognisable symptoms, therefore it is not immediately detected.
Judith concluded: “Rezon Halos® gives players the opportunity to continue playing the sports they are passionate about, while protecting their performance, both on the pitch and in life. After all, we’re all used to protecting our shins and teeth. Now, this Christmas, it’s time to make brain protection part of the player’s kit and a perfect gift.”
For more information about Halos® see https://www.rezonwear.com/

For the parents and grandparents, give the gift of learning and laughter with the new illustrated children’s book: Mahalo Does Not Mean Trash. A fun story about gratitude and the true meaning of this treasured Hawaiian value taught by pupu (grandma) to her mo’opuna (grandchildren) that makes you take pause for the truly important things in life.

Written by Paki Perkins and his 3 children Hiwalani, Puniaikeao and Alapaki when they were 5, 7 and 9 yrs old who are native Hawaiians.
www.perkspublishing.com

🍫 Shelter Emergency Chocolates 🍫

For thousands of people around the country, this will be a difficult winter. Rising rents and skyrocketing bills are forcing families to make impossible decisions between paying their rent, heating their homes and putting food on the table. Shelter’s work to fight the housing emergency, and provide practical help and advice to people struggling with homelessness and unsuitable housing, is more critical than ever. By purchasing one of these indulgent bars from our Emergency Chocolate range your readers will help us to continue to be there for people who don’t have a safe place to call home.

The 90g bars, which cost £5 are available in the following flavours: Milk Chocolate, Hazelnut and Almond Milk Chocolate, Cornish Sea Salt Dark Chocolate, Dark Mint Chocolate and Salted Pretzel Milk Chocolate.

• Vegan bars: Cornish Sea Salt Dark Chocolate, Dark Mint Chocolate
• Suitable for vegetarians: All of them
• All of them may contain traces of nuts
• All of them also make delicious gifts that support our work!

All of the bars are organic, single origin, palm oil free and have recyclable outer wrapper and home compostable inner foil. Handmade by Seed and Bean here in the UK, all the bars are 100% organic and Fairtrade.

From the end of October you can buy them in Shelter shops and our online store at shop.shelter.org.uk/.

With all profit going to Shelter, purchasing this festive treat will help us fight the housing emergency!

Notes to editors:

Key benefits:
• Bars are 90g
• 100% organic ingredients · Single Origin · Palm Oil Free · Fairtrade · Recyclable Outer Wrapper · Home Compostable Inner Foil
• Dark Mint and Cornish Sea Salt Dark Chocolate are suitable for vegans

Allergen info: Chocolates are produced in a factory that handles milk, gluten, soya, nuts and tree nuts. There may be traces in the bars.

Produced by Seed and Bean: Seed and Bean is 100% organic; Fairtrade, and all our products are ethically sourced and handmade in England. Seed and Bean is accredited as one of the most ethical chocolate producer in Britain*
seedandbean.co.uk/pages/fairtrade-compostable-ethical
seedandbean.co.uk/pages/organic

* Atlante has produced and supplied Dalla Costa Christmas Pasta
Flavoured Tomato & Spinach:
https://www.realfoods.co.uk/product/41379/christmas-pasta-flavoured-tomato-and-spinach
Unfortunately the candles look a bit like something else!

Snugpak, the British manufacturer of sleeping bags, tents and outdoor equipment, have a selection of clothing and outdoor travel accessory products which are the ideal presents for the whole family.

New for 2022, the Snugpak Tomahawk (£195 – £235) is a cold weather insulated jacket with a detachable insulated hood and a scooped back for added protection. Available in olive and multicam and unisex sizes S-XXL the Tomahawk is windproof, breathable and water repellent, ideal to be used as mid layer or outer layer in dry weather. The exclusive Snugpak Softie insulation provides a comfort rating of -15C˚, which, combined with a brushed collar and deep hand warmer pockets, makes the Tomahawk the ideal winter companion.

Based on Snugpak’s international bestselling Sleeka Elite jacket, the new and improved Arrowhead jacket, (£150.00 – £185.00), comes in three colours, black, olive, multicam camouflage and is the result of their continued design & development for military personnel & professionals. Combining the water-repellent Paratex outer material and exclusive Softie® insulation they have created a warm, breathable, windproof and lightweight jacket.
The technical fit offers enhanced thermal performance, freedom of movement and includes a Softie® insulated detachable zip-off hood for added protection and warmth. Worn as a cold-weather mid-layer, the Arrowhead is an extremely versatile piece of insulation.

Fill your Stockings this Christmas with Snugpak Essentials

Snugpak’s Merino Military Sock, (£13.00) is a lightweight, comfortable sock, ideal for long walks outdoors. These socks are perfect for colder temperatures, or when you will be standing and walking for extended periods of time, the true heel-toe design prevents movement and the formation of blisters.

The blend of Merino wool, which is a natural lightweight, durable, breathable and antibacterial fabric with synthetic materials provides all-day use and the low profile, in-turned welt, provides support along with a Terry Loop knit construction that ensures even cushioning along the length of the sock, providing a close fit without constricting the calf muscles in the lower leg. This sock comes in a range of sizes and standard Black/Green colours.

Snugpak’s Hands & Face Towel, (£12.00), is soft and made with SILVADUR™ Intelligent Technologies, reducing odours and minimising the build-up of bacteria.
The towel packs down small, but has an impressive size of 62 x 80cm, weighing only 120g and can be folded or rolled down to minimal pack size, and used in a variety of conditions before being left to air dry naturally or wrung out to remove excess moisture. Used as a neck scarf, it can protect from the build-up of sweat on a hot day, placed under a hat to protect the back of your neck from sunburn, or add a layer of warmth in colder climates, the Hands & Face Travel Towel is small and light enough to be carried as and when required.

The Snugpak® Dri-Sak™, (£13.00-£25.00) is made from robust, lightweight nylon fabric and reinforced hem and buckle for a roll-down waterproof enclosure.

A heavy-duty waterproof storage bag with roll and clip seal to ensure contents stay dry, keeping your equipment safe from the elements, as well as storing essential equipment in your pack, requires a performance dry bag that is 100% waterproof. Tough ventures and inclement weather place extra demands on your kit, and there is nothing worse than finding equipment wet, or at worse, damaged, when out on the hills. The Snugpak® Dri-Sak™ is made from robust, lightweight nylon fabric and reinforced hem and buckle for a roll-down waterproof enclosure.

The Dri-Sak™ is available in three colours, Black, Olive and Coyote Tan and in the following five sizes:
4L Small: Perfect for individual items, venture smocks, and lightweight sleeping bags.
8L Medium: Grouped items, clothing as well as 2-3 Season Sleeping Bags.
13L Large: Ideal as a small rucksack liner to segregate equipment, for or an entire sleeping system.
20L X-Large: Used for bulkier items, & complete expedition packs including 4 season sleeping systems.
35L XX-Large: Used to segregated expedition rucksacks(>40L) and create an enclosed waterproof pack.
GIVE THE GIFT OF HEALTH WITH VASQUE
A collection of outdoor footwear for any adventure

Being more active or starting walking is a popular New Year’s resolution, so why don’t you give your loved ones the gift of health with a pair of boots from Vasque. The iconic American brand which was established over 60 years ago has a range of comfortable and durable footwear for any need. Well-fitting boots are crucial for an enjoyable walking trip, be it a walk in the park or a hiking adventure, and Vasque’s experience and craftmanship will ensure it is an enjoyable one.

Vasque Breeze

The updated Breeze @ £140 rrp is the most beloved Vasque boot of the last two decades. For 2022 it returns to the classic design principles that made the original Breeze what it was by introducing sustainable and durable materials. Vasque has taken the best elements that each Breeze model has provided over the past eighteen years and delivered a modern adaptation of a classic boot that has defined a generation of outdoor exploration. Tried and true, the Breeze is packed with comfort and durability.
Features of the Breeze include:
Upper – made from 2.0mm Waterproof Nubuck Leather, Recycled Polyester Mesh & Trim,
Rubber Rand
Midsole – Enduralast Bio EVA, High rebound EVA made with 20% plant based ingredients
Footbed – Dual Density EVA
Outsole – Vasque Trail Strider, Proprietary outsole provides excellent multi-directional traction, a defined heel brake for added control on descents and for durability
Weight – Men’s: 2 lbs 8 oz (1120g) Women’s: 2 lbs 2 oz (950g)
Last – Arc Tempo +, Asymmetrically curved, Ample toe room, Medium volume heel
Vasque Torre AT GTX
The NEW Torre AT GTX @ £190 rrp is a modern, lightweight hiking boot packed with technology. A mesh and suede leather upper surrounds the GORE-TEX waterproof lining, ensuring breathable comfort and dry feet, in any conditions. Beneath the foot is a Vibram® Wavelength II sole with LiteBase technology, Megagrip compound and new Vibram® Traction Lug technology to yield a fast, lightweight, yet supremely grippy and durable sole.

Features of the Torre AT GTX include:
Upper – made from 1.8mm Suede Leather, Moulded TPU Yarn Mesh, Recycled Mesh,
Rubber Rand
Lining – Polyester Wicking Mesh
Midsole – A.T.C. (All-Terrain Compound), Provides lightweight durability and support
Footbed – Anatomical High Rebound
Outsole – Vibram® Wavelength II w/ LiteBase, Technology and Megagrip Compound,
Lightweight, durable sole, high performance grip and excellent traction in loose terrain
Weight – Men’s: 2 lbs 7 oz (1110g), Women’s: 2 lbs (930g)
Last – Ascent, Athletic, run inspired, Anatomical toe box, Tailored instep, Med to low volume heel
Vasque St Elias
The updated St. Elias FG GTX @ £195 rrp skips the break-in period and delivers all-day comfort with the first wear. Straight out of the box and on to the trail, the midsole and outsole systems provide athletic flexibility and foot comfort for long distance hikes. A waterproof full-grain leather upper and GORE-TEX membrane stand up to the rigours of backpacking and ensure peace of mind in wet conditions.

Features of the St Elias include:
Upper – made from 2.2mm Waterproof Full-Grain Leather, Nappa Leather Collar
Lining – Moisture Wicking Textile
Midsole -A.T.C. (All-Terrain Compound) with EVA Cushioning Pods
and TPU Shank, Provides lightweight durability and support
Footbed – Dual Density EVA
Outsole – Vasque Exclusive Vibram® Frontier with XSTrek Compound, All-around performance, traction and durability
Weight – Men’s: 2 lbs 15 oz (1320g), Women’s: 2 lbs 7 oz (1104g)
Last – Summit, Straight line last, Classic hiking shape, Rockered toe, Positive lock heel pocket
WINDOW SEAT £45
With the Window Seat, no matter where the road takes you, you won’t lose sight of your essentials. This padded cube is built with a clear view top so you can keep your gear safe and accessible. Adjust the removable interior divider for a custom fit, and trust the rugged 600D exterior to last a lifetime.
FEATURES
• Padded organizer for life on the move
• Clear view top material to easily spot what went where
• Padded bottom & side panels offer added protection
• Removeable & adjustable interior divider to customize your fit & organization
• Dual haul handles
• Rugged 600D fabrics for whatever the road throws your way
• Folds flat & peg friendly merchandising
• Environmental and health friendly C0 DWR

CAR-GO-BOX £90
The CAR-GO-BOX keeps you organised and moving in every adventure- whether you’re hiking, camping or caravanning, biking or on a road trip. With three colour-coded storage pods and a folding hard case, you can sort it, pack it, grab it ensuring all your essentials are organised. Just headed out on a quick adventure? The folding case doubles as its own haul bag, or grab a zippered storage pod and hit the road.
FEATURES
• Three colour coded storage pods & folding hard case for organisation on the go
• Structured folding case keeps pods stored when on the move or can be used alone as a larger case
• Colour coded zip top pods provide easy access to contents
• Organise your camping gear, MTB gear, climbing gear – choose your adventure!
• Organisation pods can be stored inside folding case when folded flat.
• Rugged 600d fabric
• Adjustable straps
• Environmental and health friendly C0 DWR

Snugpak, the British manufacturer of sleeping bags, tents and outdoor equipment, have a selection of clothing and outdoor travel accessory products which are the ideal presents for the whole family.

New for 2022, the Snugpak Tomahawk (£195 – £235) is a cold weather insulated jacket with a detachable insulated hood and a scooped back for added protection. Available in olive and multicam and unisex sizes S-XXL the Tomahawk is windproof, breathable and water repellent, ideal to be used as mid layer or outer layer in dry weather. The exclusive Snugpak Softie insulation provides a comfort rating of -15C˚, which, combined with a brushed collar and deep hand warmer pockets, makes the Tomahawk the ideal winter companion.

Based on Snugpak’s international bestselling Sleeka Elite jacket, the new and improved Arrowhead jacket, (£150.00 – £185.00), comes in three colours, black, olive, multicam camouflage and is the result of their continued design & development for military personnel & professionals. Combining the water-repellent Paratex outer material and exclusive Softie® insulation they have created a warm, breathable, windproof and lightweight jacket.
The technical fit offers enhanced thermal performance, freedom of movement and includes a Softie® insulated detachable zip-off hood for added protection and warmth. Worn as a cold-weather mid-layer, the Arrowhead is an extremely versatile piece of insulation.

Fill your Stockings this Christmas with Snugpak Essentials

Snugpak’s Merino Military Sock, (£13.00) is a lightweight, comfortable sock, ideal for long walks outdoors. These socks are perfect for colder temperatures, or when you will be standing and walking for extended periods of time, the true heel-toe design prevents movement and the formation of blisters.

The blend of Merino wool, which is a natural lightweight, durable, breathable and antibacterial fabric with synthetic materials provides all-day use and the low profile, in-turned welt, provides support along with a Terry Loop knit construction that ensures even cushioning along the length of the sock, providing a close fit without constricting the calf muscles in the lower leg. This sock comes in a range of sizes and standard Black/Green colours.

Snugpak’s Hands & Face Towel, (£12.00), is soft and made with SILVADUR™ Intelligent Technologies, reducing odours and minimising the build-up of bacteria.
The towel packs down small, but has an impressive size of 62 x 80cm, weighing only 120g and can be folded or rolled down to minimal pack size, and used in a variety of conditions before being left to air dry naturally or wrung out to remove excess moisture. Used as a neck scarf, it can protect from the build-up of sweat on a hot day, placed under a hat to protect the back of your neck from sunburn, or add a layer of warmth in colder climates, the Hands & Face Travel Towel is small and light enough to be carried as and when required.

The Snugpak® Dri-Sak™, (£13.00-£25.00) is made from robust, lightweight nylon fabric and reinforced hem and buckle for a roll-down waterproof enclosure.

A heavy-duty waterproof storage bag with roll and clip seal to ensure contents stay dry, keeping your equipment safe from the elements, as well as storing essential equipment in your pack, requires a performance dry bag that is 100% waterproof. Tough ventures and inclement weather place extra demands on your kit, and there is nothing worse than finding equipment wet, or at worse, damaged, when out on the hills. The Snugpak® Dri-Sak™ is made from robust, lightweight nylon fabric and reinforced hem and buckle for a roll-down waterproof enclosure.

The Dri-Sak™ is available in three colours, Black, Olive and Coyote Tan and in the following five sizes:
4L Small: Perfect for individual items, venture smocks, and lightweight sleeping bags.
8L Medium: Grouped items, clothing as well as 2-3 Season Sleeping Bags.
13L Large: Ideal as a small rucksack liner to segregate equipment, for or an entire sleeping system.
20L X-Large: Used for bulkier items, & complete expedition packs including 4 season sleeping systems.
35L XX-Large: Used to segregated expedition rucksacks(>40L) and create an enclosed waterproof pack.
GIVE THE GIFT OF HEALTH WITH VASQUE
A collection of outdoor footwear for any adventure

Being more active or starting walking is a popular New Year’s resolution, so why don’t you give your loved ones the gift of health with a pair of boots from Vasque. The iconic American brand which was established over 60 years ago has a range of comfortable and durable footwear for any need. Well-fitting boots are crucial for an enjoyable walking trip, be it a walk in the park or a hiking adventure, and Vasque’s experience and craftmanship will ensure it is an enjoyable one.

Vasque Breeze

The updated Breeze @ £140 rrp is the most beloved Vasque boot of the last two decades. For 2022 it returns to the classic design principles that made the original Breeze what it was by introducing sustainable and durable materials. Vasque has taken the best elements that each Breeze model has provided over the past eighteen years and delivered a modern adaptation of a classic boot that has defined a generation of outdoor exploration. Tried and true, the Breeze is packed with comfort and durability.
Features of the Breeze include:
Upper – made from 2.0mm Waterproof Nubuck Leather, Recycled Polyester Mesh & Trim,
Rubber Rand
Midsole – Enduralast Bio EVA, High rebound EVA made with 20% plant based ingredients
Footbed – Dual Density EVA
Outsole – Vasque Trail Strider, Proprietary outsole provides excellent multi-directional traction, a defined heel brake for added control on descents and for durability
Weight – Men’s: 2 lbs 8 oz (1120g) Women’s: 2 lbs 2 oz (950g)
Last – Arc Tempo +, Asymmetrically curved, Ample toe room, Medium volume heel
Vasque Torre AT GTX
The NEW Torre AT GTX @ £190 rrp is a modern, lightweight hiking boot packed with technology. A mesh and suede leather upper surrounds the GORE-TEX waterproof lining, ensuring breathable comfort and dry feet, in any conditions. Beneath the foot is a Vibram® Wavelength II sole with LiteBase technology, Megagrip compound and new Vibram® Traction Lug technology to yield a fast, lightweight, yet supremely grippy and durable sole.

Features of the Torre AT GTX include:
Upper – made from 1.8mm Suede Leather, Moulded TPU Yarn Mesh, Recycled Mesh,
Rubber Rand
Lining – Polyester Wicking Mesh
Midsole – A.T.C. (All-Terrain Compound), Provides lightweight durability and support
Footbed – Anatomical High Rebound
Outsole – Vibram® Wavelength II w/ LiteBase, Technology and Megagrip Compound,
Lightweight, durable sole, high performance grip and excellent traction in loose terrain
Weight – Men’s: 2 lbs 7 oz (1110g), Women’s: 2 lbs (930g)
Last – Ascent, Athletic, run inspired, Anatomical toe box, Tailored instep, Med to low volume heel
Vasque St Elias
The updated St. Elias FG GTX @ £195 rrp skips the break-in period and delivers all-day comfort with the first wear. Straight out of the box and on to the trail, the midsole and outsole systems provide athletic flexibility and foot comfort for long distance hikes. A waterproof full-grain leather upper and GORE-TEX membrane stand up to the rigours of backpacking and ensure peace of mind in wet conditions.

Features of the St Elias include:
Upper – made from 2.2mm Waterproof Full-Grain Leather, Nappa Leather Collar
Lining – Moisture Wicking Textile
Midsole -A.T.C. (All-Terrain Compound) with EVA Cushioning Pods
and TPU Shank, Provides lightweight durability and support
Footbed – Dual Density EVA
Outsole – Vasque Exclusive Vibram® Frontier with XSTrek Compound, All-around performance, traction and durability
Weight – Men’s: 2 lbs 15 oz (1320g), Women’s: 2 lbs 7 oz (1104g)
Last – Summit, Straight line last, Classic hiking shape, Rockered toe, Positive lock heel pocket
WINDOW SEAT £45
With the Window Seat, no matter where the road takes you, you won’t lose sight of your essentials. This padded cube is built with a clear view top so you can keep your gear safe and accessible. Adjust the removable interior divider for a custom fit, and trust the rugged 600D exterior to last a lifetime.
FEATURES
• Padded organizer for life on the move
• Clear view top material to easily spot what went where
• Padded bottom & side panels offer added protection
• Removeable & adjustable interior divider to customize your fit & organization
• Dual haul handles
• Rugged 600D fabrics for whatever the road throws your way
• Folds flat & peg friendly merchandising
• Environmental and health friendly C0 DWR

CAR-GO-BOX £90
The CAR-GO-BOX keeps you organised and moving in every adventure- whether you’re hiking, camping or caravanning, biking or on a road trip. With three colour-coded storage pods and a folding hard case, you can sort it, pack it, grab it ensuring all your essentials are organised. Just headed out on a quick adventure? The folding case doubles as its own haul bag, or grab a zippered storage pod and hit the road.
FEATURES
• Three colour coded storage pods & folding hard case for organisation on the go
• Structured folding case keeps pods stored when on the move or can be used alone as a larger case
• Colour coded zip top pods provide easy access to contents
• Organise your camping gear, MTB gear, climbing gear – choose your adventure!
• Organisation pods can be stored inside folding case when folded flat.
• Rugged 600d fabric
• Adjustable straps
• Environmental and health friendly C0 DWR

ELF ACADEMY, CRAFT WORKSHOPS AND CHRISTMAS MARKETS HEADLINE SOUTHAMPTON’S FESTIVE OFFERING THIS YEAR

Visit Southampton is excited to announce a bumper festive line-up this year. From a new Elf Academy experience and atmospheric alpine-style winter village to Christmas markets and craft workshops there’s plenty going on.
NEW ELF ACADEMY AND ALPINE VILLAGE
Southampton’s Guildhall Square will be transformed into a magical winter-scape this festive season featuring an immersive Elf Academy for children, Christmas-inspired craft workshops for adults and a ‘Reindeer Rally Ride’ bumper car experience. There will also be an amazing, illuminated backdrop – as the Square’s historic Old Solent building will be lit with an animated Christmas-themed light projection – and the village will be decked with pine trees, falling snow, snowmen, twinkling fairy lights and a warm open fire.
The pop-up will include a free-to-enter apres-ski-style, ‘Off Piste’ bar, stage and food hub, with live music and a delicious selection of food from hot cheese fondue to pretzels, with Schnapps tastings too. Plus, at the entrance to the experience, there will be a huge Christmas tree.
Running from 25th November to 23rd December, a highlight will be the new Elf Academy Experience. Fun filled and magical, it will take wannabe elves on an enrolment journey through a candy cane forest, and onto a series of activities including gift making workshops and storytelling sessions with Pappa Elf in the Gingerbread House culminating in a Santa meet and greet and a fun-filled graduation party. The cost of the Elf Academy experience including a gift from Santa is from £14.95 per child for off peak, – suitable for kids aged 2 to 9 years.
However, it’s not only the children that are in for a treat, as adults too will be able to enjoy a raft of Creative Festive Workshops. Activities include everything from Christmas cracker, stocking and festive wreath making to felted gingerbread men and ceramic decorations. For more information and to book for the Elf Academy and workshops visit: www.elfacademy.co.uk

CHRISTMAS MARKET BESIDE THE MEDIEVAL BARGATE
Southampton’s bustling Christmas Market will take place on Above Bar pedestrian precinct and Bargate Street over the festive period.
The German-style Christmas market will see more than 40 stallholders (housed in their traditionally designed alpine chalets), offering a range of hand-made, authentic gifts including: environmentally friendly and recycled goods, candles, clothing, jewellery as well as Christmas decorations. On the food front, treats include delicious German bratwurst and other goodies accompanied by live music from the open-air bars and roaming Bavarian musician. The Christmas market stalls and chalets will open from 10am to 8pm daily, with bars open until 10pm.

CHRISTMAS MARKETS AND LATE NIGHT SESSIONS AT GOD HOUSE TOWER
For those looking to buy local, a Christmas Makers Market will be setting up shop in Southampton’s contemporary arts and heritage venue, God’s House Tower (GHT). The market will showcase unique and crafted gifts made by local artists and makers including jewellery, prints and ceramics. Open 10-4pm on Saturday and 10-5pm on Sunday it will run across two weekends in December: 10/11 and 17/18.
While on Friday 9th December, the venue’s regular Friday Lates event will take on a festive theme with food stalls, DJ and live music. Running 6.30-11pm, tickets cost £5 https://godshousetower.org.uk
THEATRICAL FUN FROM TRADITIONAL PANTO AND FAMILY SHOWS TO AN ADULT DRAG-BURLESQUE
Jason Donovan will appear in this year’s magical pantomime at the Mayflower Theatre where he will star in the Goldilocks and the Three Bears from 10-31st December. Coronation Street’s Faye Brookes takes on the role as Goldilocks with Sooty dropping in too. Tickets from £19.50. www.mayflower.org.uk
Aimed at younger audiences, Southampton’s latest theatrical venue, Mast Mayflower Studios will also be staging some crowd pleasers in December including: Hey Dougie (3-10 December, with tickets from £22.50); Down the Rabbit Hole (9-24 December with tickets from £9.50) and Alice: A Musical Adventure in Wonderland (17-31 December, with tickets from £12.50) www.mayflowerstudios.org.uk

While for a more risqué take on Christmas, The Stage Door in the heart of Southampton’s cultural quarter, will have an Adult Snow White from 23rd November to 21st December, with evening tickets from £20. For more information and to book: https://thestagedoor.org.uk

CHRISTMAS AT TUDOR HOUSE
Ornately decked for Christmas, the historic Tudor House & Garden is hosting a series of art and craft events throughout December including making handpainted candles (4th December at 10am £12) and a wire reindeer making workshop (15th December at 10.30am, £25). While, taking the Christmas spirt to the streets, the attraction’s resident historian will host a Christmas lantern guided walking tour through Southampton’s backstreets on 17th December to undercover tales of the city’s Christmas past. The 90-minute tour will take place at 5pm and 7pm; tickets £6. Finally, for Harry Potter Fans, the Christmas at Hogwarts event on 21st December will be a festive mix of magic, craft and storytelling at 10am and 1pm (£12 per child). For more information: https://tudorhouseandgarden.com

XM-ART AT THE SOUTHAMPTON CITY ART GALLERY
Southampton’s City Art Gallery has a series of festive inspired workshops running throughout November and December:
• Aimed at 8years+, the winter watercolour advent calendar making at 2pm on Saturday 19th November costs £12 per child.
• There’s a fun make-your-own elf on the shelf workshop on Saturday 26th Perfect for children aged 4years+, tickets cost £7 per child with sessions at 10.15am, 11.45am or 1.30pm.
• Families get Christmassy and creative together on Saturday 19th December at a make your own eco decorations using a range of mixed media and print making techniques. The sessions cost £6 per person and run at 10am, 11.30pm or 1.30pm.
• Finally, just in time for the Christmas day, on the 21st December there’s a Make your own wrapping paper event. Slots cost £7.50 per child and will run at 10am, 12.30am or 2.30pm. Adults are free with each participating child. For more information and to book, visit: com/southamptonCulture

FESTIVE FASHION: FABULOUS CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR WOMEN
FROM BELLE MODELLE FROM JUST £12.95

26 September 2022: From colourful scarves and a reversible bomber jacket to bright knits and a versatile easy-to-wear blouse – independent fashion brand Belle-Modelle has a fabulous selection of affordable gifts to impress this Christmas www.belle-modelle.co.uk
Top present picks include:
The Scarf: Christmas colour-pop £12.95
A stylish yet practical stocking filler, Belle Modelle’s satin-soft scarves make the perfect (and light to post) accessory gift. Measuring 70 x 70 cm they are available in a range of gorgeous colour-pop designs made to be worn a number of ways. Options include black with neon abstract spot; a vibrant Emerald and Pink Peacock; a Blue and Black Animal Print; a Multi Colour Feather and Spot, and a Pink Printed pattern (£12.95).

Sustainable style: Chara Bamboo Scarf £18.95
Made from 100% bamboo, the super soft Chara Bamboo Scarf is both sustainable and stylish. Available in a bright bold Geo Star print, it is perfect for brightening up any Christmas outfit.

Cosy, colourful Christmas jumpers: Knit 21 £44.95
Everyone loves a new Christmas Day knit and Belle-Modelle’s Knit 21 range ticks the box. Available in two sizes 1 (8-14) and 2 (16-20) and in a selection of stripe and star combinations and colourways they have a loose upper fit with batwing arms, narrowing around the hips for a flattering style on all body shapes. Perfect for Christmas the Knit 21 BELLE Colour Block, is an on-trend pink with tomato red sleeves and cuffs. £44.95

The Versatile Easy to Wear Blouse: £46.95
Stylish and easy to wear, Belle Modelle’s Maia blouse has everything going for it. Made from a lightweight rayon fabric, it offers a flattering fit for all figure sizes. With a hint of animal print, it’s perfect for day to night dressing. Available in three sizes: 1 (8/12), 2 (14/16) and 3 (18/20) it costs £46.95.

The Reversible Bomber: £79.95
For a surprise spoil-her gift, the BM Classic Bomber offers two-outfits-in-one as it comes in two fully reversible designs – Venus is a shocking pink design with the reverse alternative featuring red clashing sleeves. This cropped style bomber has a proper “Pink Ladies” vibe and its balloon sleeves are finished with a metallic-striped elasticated cuff and with similar design on the side pockets. Galaxy is a classic plain blue satin with black elastane cuffs and collar, while its striking alter ego features a vibrant jaguar pattern in ochre and navy with plain navy sleeves and side pockets. The bombers are available in three sizes: 1 (8-12), 2 (14-16), 3 (18) and cost £79.95

Let’s Stay Healthy!

Bestselling author, Bracha Goetz, helps children (and adults 😊) easily make healthy choices about eating less junk food, enjoying more exercise, getting enough sleep – and even good hygiene! With this treasure in your home to read over and over again, children can now clearly and cheerfully understand how – and why – to enjoy healthier habits that strengthen their immune systems!

Here’s the Amazon link: www.amazon.com/dp/1737094002?&linkCode=sl1&tag=thegoetzbooks-20&linkId=9d0a762250860e82904757f4cbbca9e7&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl

Christmas Gift Ideas for Fragrance Lovers
• For Her – all price points
• For Him – all price points
• For Teens – all price points
• Stocking Fillers (under £30)

Perfume and aftershaves make classic gifts for family and friends.
To choose the ideal fragrance to give at Christmas:
o Gift a loved one with their Signature Scent – something you know your recipient loves and would want to restock on
o Use a Fragrance Finder to get ideas on how to choose a new fragrance based on people’s preferences
o Opt for Best Sellers – these fragrances are popular for good reason
o Look for heavily discounted products that provide excellent value for money
o Use gift guides for ideas on new and popular types of perfumes!

Here’s PerfumeDirect.com’s pick of the best gift ideas for Christmas 2022 …

FOR HER

GUCCI BLOOM EAU DE PARFUM WOMEN’S GIFT SET SPRAY (50ML) WITH 50ML BODY LOTION
£71.99
Woody Floral fragrances – like Gucci Bloom – are one of the most popular fragrance types among British adults, so few will be disappointed if they unwrap this on Christmas Day.

THIERRY MUGLER ALIEN EAU DE PARFUM REFILLABLE WOMEN’S GIFT SET SPRAY (30ML) WITH 7ML PERFUMED BRUSH + POUCH
£66.99
Alien’s popularity is showing no signs of slowing – it’s been a best seller for a few years now and for good reason … it’s a stunning fragrance. And this gift set is great value for Alien fans.

NINA RICCI NINA EXTRA ROUGE EAU DE PARFUM
£54.99
Nina Extra Rouge by Nina Ricci is a floral fruity gourmand fragrance for women. A delicious citrus fragrance presented in a red apple-shaped bottle, the bright red colour representing expression of individuality and authenticity.

HERMES TWILLY D’HERMES EAU POIVREE EAU DE PARFUM WOMEN’S PERFUME SPRAY
£104.99
For those looking to splash out a bit more this Christmas – especially on those that love a top designer name – then this Hermes “Twilly” Eau de Parfum is a fantastic gift idea. It’s a Chypre Floral fragrance and has a bit of everything – spicy, floral and woody notes that add to its all-round appeal.

FOR HIM

DIOR HOMME SPORT EAU DE TOILETTE MEN’S AFTERSHAVE GIFT SET
£139.99
This really is a great value gift – that’s much less than its RRP (of £196) on PerfumeDirect.com, now £139.99. As well as a good size bottle (125ML) of Eau de Toilette it also comes with a 50ML aftershave balm and deodorant stick. Dior Homme Sport by Dior is a Woody Aromatic fragrance for men. A fresh and explosive fragrance aimed at millennials.

PACO RABANNE PHANTOM EAU DE TOILETTE GIFT SET
£91.99
Phantom by Paco Rabanne is a woody aromatic fragrance ideal for all ages – and its robot bottle will certainly appeal to the young at heart. As well as a 100ML bottle of Eau de Toilette, this gift set also contains a 150ML deodorant.

HUGO BOSS BOTTLED MEN’S EAU DE PARFUM COLLECTOR’S EDITION
£64.99
This is definitely a gift that everyone would love to unbox with its striking gold bottle and packaging and it’s a good mid-priced aftershave. It’s a is a woody spicy fragrance – that opens with fruity notes while base notes are sandalwood, vanilla and cedar.

TOM FORD F**KING FABULOUS EAU DE PARFUM UNISEX PERFUME SPRAY
£135.99 (30ML)
So this is a relatively high budget buy, but boy it’s special! Tom Ford fragrances are extremely popular and ‘Fabulous’ is a sweet commanding scent with notes of vanilla and almond, extracts of leather and tonka bean that delivers a oriental and memorable aroma.

FOR TEENS

MOSCHINO SO REAL WOMEN’S EAU DE TOILETTE GIFT SET
£27.99
This is a great value gift set for all ages but its fun packaging will brighten up any teen’s Christmas day!

CAROLINA HERRERA 212 VIP ROSE SMILEY
£79.99
Know a emoji lover? Then put a smile of their face with this fragrance from Carolina Herrera. A floral fragrance appeals to most women’s fragrance type – so this is a good all rounder with wide appeal.

RALPH LAUREN POLO BLACK
£48.99
The classic appeal of Ralph Lauren means this is another great gift that will appeal to all. It’s a woody-aromatic fragrance offering a fusion of iced mango, silver armoise and patchouli.

DIESEL SPIRIT OF THE BRAVE GIFT SET
£36.99
This gift set comprises an Eau de Toilette and shower gel in a striking bottle. It’s a amber woody fragrance.

STOCKING FILLERS – ALL UNDER £30

CALVIN KLEIN CK IN2U HER, £18.99
MOSCHINO PINK FRESH, £29.99
PAUL SMITH ROSE, £17.99

MONT BLANC LEGEND SPIRIT, £20.99
DAVID BECKHAM INSTINCT, £14.99
CALVIN KLEIN MAN, £26.99

PerfumeDirect.com, one of the nation’s leading specialist fragrance etailers, selling top brand names at discounted prices.

Specialising in branded fragrances and gift sets, as well as beauty, skin and haircare products, PerfumeDirect.com also has an interactive online Fragrance Finder Tool which was created to help shoppers apply a scientific approach to choosing a new fragrance. Last Christmas the online tool was used more than 12,00 times.

For more gift ideas for perfumes, aftershaves and fragrance gifts sets plus haircare, beauty and scented goods visit www.perfumedirect.com

Recipe Name: Prawn Cocktail Crème Brûlée

Description:
The classic prawn cocktail is reimagined in this ridiculously tasty recipe. Rich, creamy and lightly salted, this delicious take on two classics will send taste buds into overdrive.
Serves 4
Ingredients:
2 Primula Cheese ‘n’ Prawn tube
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 tsp creamed horseradish
½ tsp Tabasco
2 egg yolk
40g parmesan, grated
To garnish:
¼ red pepper, diced
¼ yellow pepper, diced
4 cherry tomatoes, quartered
8 king prawns
Watercress
Method:
Preheat the oven to 200°C/ Gas Mark 6.
Squeeze the Primula Cheese into a large bowl. Add the tomato ketchup, Tabasco, creamed horse radish and Tabasco and mix well. Add the egg yolks to the mixture and mix until it’s fully incorporated.
Divide the mixture into four small bowls. Place the bowls in a deep baking tray, then fill the tray with cold water until the water level is half the height of the bowls, taking care not to splash any water in the filled bowls.
Place the tray in the oven and bake for 22-25 minutes or until fully set. Once cooked, remove from the oven, and set aside.
Preheat the grill to high. Place a silicone baking mat onto a baking tray. Get a pastry cutter the same diameter as the bowls used for the crème brûlée. Place the pastry cutter on the silicone mat and make a thin layer of grated parmesan cheese within the ring. Make one per crème brûlée, as this will be the topping for each.
Place a baking tray under the grill and grill until melted and bubbling and have just started to turn golden on the outer edge. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool and become crisp.
Once cool, carefully remove from the silicone baking mat, ensuring that the disk remains whole. Place on top of baked crème brûlée once you’re ready to serve.
Garnish with peppers, tomatoes, king prawns and watercress, and enjoy!

Savoury Christmas Puddings

Ingredients
• 500g lamb mince
• 70g panko breadcrumbs
• 150g Primula Original Cheese
• Handful of parsley, chopped
• ½ red onion, chopped
• 3 tbsp water
• 1 garlic clove, chopped
• ½ tsp salt
• Zest of ½ lemon
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 1 egg, beaten
• Cocktail sticks
Method
1. Braise the onion with olive oil until golden then add the garlic, cooking for a further minute.
2. Remove from the heat and add chopped parsley and lemon zest. Allow to cool.
3. Add the lamb mince and half of the breadcrumbs. Season.
4. Add the beaten egg, water and mix well.
5. Roll into small meatballs.
6. Sprinkle the baking tray with the remaining breadcrumbs so the meatballs don’t stick together.
7. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C and cook for 15-20 minutes.
8. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a minute before squeezing over the Primula Cheese topping and placing a piece of parsley on top.
9. Serve.

Snow-Topped Mini Yorkshire Puddings

Ingredients
• 150g Primula Cheese ‘n’ Ham
• 30 mini Yorkshire puddings
• 15 tomberries, halved
• ¼ red cabbage, thinly sliced
• 80g muscovado sugar
• 200ml balsamic vinegar
• 100ml boiling water
• 2 garlic cloves, chopped
Method
1. Pre-heat your oven to 180°C.
2. In a frying pan, braise the onions in a little oil until golden. Add garlic and cook for a couple of minutes.
3. Place the onions and garlic into a large casserole dish along with the cabbage, sugar, balsamic vinegar and boiling water. Put into the oven for 2 hours, stirring at regular intervals.
4. Cook the mini Yorkshires according to pack instructions.
5. Fill each Yorkshire with a teaspoon of your cabbage mixture. Top with Primula Cheese ‘n’ Ham and finish with half a tomberry.
6. Serve.
Recipe Name: Beetroot and Blue Cheese Vol-au-Vents

Description:
The humble vol-au-vents may have fallen out of favour, but this year it’s back! Our simple recipe for beetroot and blue cheese vol-au-vents is here to stay. Make the cases ahead of time and simply squeeze in some big Primula Cheese flavour ahead of serving.
Ingredients:
375g pre-rolled puff pastry
1 egg, beaten
1 Primula Cheese tube
20g samphire, blanched
60g blue cheese, crumbled
1 beetroot, finely sliced
Method:
Preheat the oven to 220°C/ Gas Mark 7.
Roll out the puff pastry on a cool surface and cut out twelve circles using a pastry cutter.
Place the cut puff pastry on a lined baking tray and brush with egg wash. Bake in the centre of the oven and bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden in colour.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Carefully cut out the centre of the vol au vents and leave to one side to fill later.
To serve, fill with Primula Cheese, beetroot, samphire and crumbled blue cheese.
Recipe Name: Cheese & Tomato Christmas Wreath

Description:
This impressive Christmas wreath is made with only five ingredients and is so simple to make and tastes fantastic. Take it from us we know a thing or two about delivering flavour – we’ve been doing it since 1924.
Ingredients:
4 tbsp of tomato puree
1 Primula Original Cheese tube
1 tbsp basil pesto
2 x 400g pre-rolled pizza dough
1 egg, beaten
Method:
Preheat the oven to 180°C/ Gas Mark 5.
Add the Primula Cheese and basil pesto to a bowl and mix well.
Place each unrolled pizza dough sheet on an individual lined baking tray. Add the tomato puree to the first and Primula Cheese mixture to the second and spread evenly. Roll the dough as tightly as possible lengthways and place in the fridge until firm. (approx. 30 minutes)
Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Remove the dough from the fridge and cut it in half lengthways. Lay one half of the tomato-filled dough and one of the basil-flavoured primula cheese-filled dough side by side and twist one over the other until the whole length is twisted. Repeat with the other two halves.
Join both at opposite ends and form a circle of dough on the lined baking tray. Brush with egg wash and bake in the oven for 25 – 35 minutes or until golden and the dough is cooked through.
Recipe Name: Cheese ‘n’ Ham Vol-au-Vents

Description:
Last year saw the resurgence of the formidable vol-au-vents, with sales up by over 25%. If you’re craving nostalgie, this classic flavour combination is the one for you and has been loved for generations.
Ingredients:
375g pre-rolled puff pastry
1 egg, beaten
3 Serrano ham slices
1 Primula Cheese tube
1 peach, sliced
60g Stilton, crumbled
Method:
Preheat the oven to 220°C/ Gas Mark 7.
Roll out the puff pastry on a cool surface and cut out twelve circles using a pastry cutter.
Place the cut puff pastry on a lined baking tray and brush with egg wash. Bake in the centre of the oven and bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden in colour.
Meanwhile, place the Serrano ham on a lined baking tray and cover it with parchment paper. Place a second tray on top of the first and bake for 20 minutes or until crisp and golden. Once cooked, set aside until ready to serve.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Carefully cut out the centre of the vol au vents and leave to one side to fill later.
To serve, fill with Primula Cheese, Serrano ham crisp, stilton cheese and peach.
Recipe Name: Cheese ‘n’ Pineapple Vol-au-Vents

Description:
Primula Cheese is world-famous for classic flavour combinations, but we know our avid fans reminisce about a combination that is rarely beaten. Yes, we’re bringing back two timeless classics as vol-au-vents meet the mighty pineapple hedgehog.
Ingredients:
375g pre-rolled puff pastry
1 egg, beaten
1 Primula Cheese tube
¼ Pineapple, sliced
1 tbsp sweet chill jam
Method:
Preheat the oven to 220°C/ Gas Mark 7.
Roll out the puff pastry on a cool surface. Cut into eight rectangles with a pastry cutter or sharp knife. Using a sharp knife, cut a border of 1cm around the pastry rectangle and take a corner of the border and fold it so that the corner meets the opposite side of the pastry and repeat with the opposite corner.
Place the cut puff pastry on a lined baking tray and brush with egg wash. Place in the centre of the oven and bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden in colour.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Carefully cut out the centre of the vol au vents and leave to one side to fill later.
Preheat a grill to high. Grill the pineapple until lightly golden, flip and repeat. Set aside until ready to serve.
To serve, fill the vol-au-vents cases with Primula Cheese, grilled pineapple and sweet chilli jam.
Pigs in Cheesy blankets

Now, pigs in blankets are good. But pigs in CHEESY blankets reach another level! Primula Cheese ‘n’ Ham is the key ingredient in these bite-sized beauties. Perfect served as an accompaniment to your Christmas lunch or as a traditional treat on your buffet table. Your guests are in for a real feast!
Makes: 12
Ingredients:
• 320g ready shortcrust pastry
• 140g tube Primula Cheese ‘n’ Ham
• 12 chipolatas, cooked per packet instructions.
• 1 egg, beaten
• 40g poppy seeds (optional)
• 40g linseed (optional)

Method:
1. Unroll the puff pastry and cut 3 lines lengthways to make 4 even strips of pastry. Divide each strip into 3 even pieces.
2. Squeeze Primula Cheese ‘n’ Ham along the pastry, leavening a little space at each end for delicious oozing cheese. Place the chipolata on top of the cheese and roll the pastry so that each side meets. Trim off any excess pastry (keep these aside for optional decorations).
3. Place the seam of each pig in blanket on a lined baking tray. Add pastry decorations and brush with egg. Sprinkle over the seeds.
4. Bake at 200°C for 30-35 minutes until golden and the pastry is cooked through.
5. Delicious served with cranberry sauce or chutney.
Primula Pitta Christmas Trees

Ingredients
• 1 ripe avocado
• 150g Primula Original Cheese
• 2 pitta breads, toasted and cut into triangles
• Pomegranate seeds
• 1 red chilli, finely chopped
• Twiglets, halved
Method
1. Mix Primula Original Cheese with the flesh of the avocado.
2. Place the mixture into a piping bag, ideally fitted with a small ‘star’ nozzle, and pipe onto the pitta. If you don’t have a piping bag, spreading with a knife works just as well.
3. Sprinkle with chopped chilli ‘baubles’, place a pomegranate seed ‘star’ at the top and add half a twiglet at the base.
4. Serve.

10 Best Retreats for a Wellness-Infused Christmas and New Year

With the arrival of Autumn and the weather turning cooler, traveller’s thoughts are turning on where to spend the Christmas and New Year period to improve their health and wellness whilst also boosting their immunity. Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness holiday specialists share 10 of the best Christmas and New Year wellness retreats to set wellness travellers up for a happier and healthier 2023. Whether it’s a luxury ski & spa break in the Italian Dolomites or a family wellness holiday in balmy Vietnam, there is a healthy retreat experience to suit everyone.
These carefully selected wellness holidays offer a respite from the hectic modern world, especially in light of the constant ups and downs of the past year and serve, to propel you into 2023 as a healthier and more relaxed person ready to tackle whatever this world can throw at you!
Recover from this past year and welcome the next exiting instalment of your life by giving your body what it needs this December and January with one of these 10 handpicked luxury wellness retreats:

Winter Wonder Wellness: Ski & Spa at Lefay Resort & Spa Dolomiti, Italy

Enjoy a unique combination of skiing fun and relaxing spa treatments set in the peaceful Dolomite Mountain range on this rejuvenating and physically energising ski and spa wellness retreat. Look down on the tranquil alpine forestry as you descend the mountain slopes aboard your skis as you make your way towards Lefay Dolomite’s state-of-the-art wellness temple, where you can recover after your daily skiing sessions with relaxing spa massages, body scrubs, and hydro-aromatherapy treatments. Ski into the Christmas season at this luxurious Italian retreat and return feeling wholly reinvigorated.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891, healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 6 nights at Lefay Resort & Spa Dolomiti from £1,950pp sharing or £2,965 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, optional return private transfers and a spa programme. Flights are available on request.

New Year, New Healthy You: Weight Loss at Conrad Algarve, Portugal

Work off those Figgie puddings and Mince pies on this luxury wellness and weight loss holiday in the stunning Algarve. Conrad Algarve takes you on a three-pronged weight loss journey, treating you to nutritional coaching, a personalised workout plan, and specific body treatments designed to improve metabolic output. Shift your focus towards your mind and rebalance your outlook on the mind and body with relaxing spa treatments and comprehensive sports facilities. Stroll confidently into the New Year with a maintainable weight thanks to Conrad Algarve.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891, healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Conrad Algarve from £4,245pp sharing or £5,330 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, optional return private transfers and a weight loss programme. Flights are available on request.

O Come, All Ye Stressful: Rebalance & Stress Management at SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain

Don’t let that seasonal stress turn you into a grinch, leave those stresses in 2022 and become the best version of yourself on this relaxing and rebalancing festive stress management holiday. Let those pent-up feelings flow out of you through personalised massage sessions, wash away Christmas shopping trauma with an aquatic therapy session, and forget about the in-law drama with an energising cryotherapy treatment. Beat the stress of the Christmas period in the cool Mediterranean climate of Spain at SHA Wellness Clinic.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891, healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at SHA Wellness Clinic from £4,960pp sharing or £5,655 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, optional return private transfers and a stress management programme. Flights are available on request.

All I Want for Christmas is Yoga & Wellness: Yogic Detox at Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman

Detoxify your mind, body, and (Christmas) spirit on this luxury detox yoga holiday on the coast of Oman. Experience a renewed level of energy and a peace of mind through a series of hatha yoga, pranayama, meditation, and spa therapies where the ever-present warmth of the Arabian Peninsula is a much a feature of the treatments as anything else. Beat the Winter sniffles, detoxify and strengthen your natural immune system with the nutritious detox menu, detox body scrubs, and included massage therapies.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891, healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Six Senses Zighy Bay from £5,420pp sharing or £8,690 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast (other board options available), optional return private transfers and a yoga detox programme. Flights are available on request.

Seasonal Caribbean Spa Retreat: Spa at Carlisle Bay, Antigua & Barbuda

A magical Winter wellness spa experience set on the beaches of Antigua, this luxury spa holiday at Carlisle Bay offers a relaxing and soothing spa experience surrounded by white sandy beaches and the luscious Caribbean flora. Renew your freedom of movement with private relaxing yoga or Pilates classes. Sit back and indulge yourself, enjoy a deep tissue massage on the beach, cure what ails you with soothing reflexology treatments, or centre yourself with Reiki sessions at Carlisle Bay’s Cara Organic Beauty Spa.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891, healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Carlisle Bay from £6,885pp sharing or £5,360 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast (other board options available), optional return private transfers and a spa programme. Flights are available on request.

Walking in a Wellness Wonderland: Rejuvenation & Immunity Boost at Ananda in the Himalayas, India

Escape from the hecticness of the Christmas season and regain a sense of balance at this luxury spa and wellness retreat nestled in the Himalayas. Ananda individually tailors each of their wellness experience to your unique needs, kicking off your healthy holiday with a series of detailed questionnaires and consultations before the fun begins! You will be treated to multiple daily Ayurveda and cleansing therapies, as well as yoga, pranayama, and meditation sessions. Regain balance and become one with yourself mentally and physically with this rejuvenating and immunity boosting holiday.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891, healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Ananda in the Himalayas from £5,420pp sharing or £6,835 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, return private transfers and an immune-boosting programme. Flights are available on request.

Festive Fitness: Basic Optimal Fitness at Kamalaya, Thailand

Face the New Year head on with healthier fitness habits and work towards your personal fitness goals on a festive fitness-boosting luxury retreat, whether that’s to improve your heart health or build your strength. Get ready to sweat in the Thai December heat, as you are pushed to your limits though a series of private personal training sessions, revival exercises, and stretching sessions. Indulge in delicious nutritious food and relax with Kamalaya’s range of holistic spa treatments including Thai massage and Ayurveda therapies.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891, healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Kamalaya from £ 2,810pp sharing or £3,350 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, optional return private transfers and a fitness programme. Flights are available on request.

Festive Family Wellness: Family Holiday at TIA Wellness Resort, Vietnam

A holistic family wellness holiday to keep the whole family entertained, even the little elves in your life will be pampered with their very own ‘mini’ spa treatments. Treat the family to a variety of spa, meditations and Tai Chi sessions at the southeast Asian wellness paradise that is TIA Wellness Resort. Replenish your body with delectable healthy cuisine at one of several on-site eateries and venture out on local cultural excursions to expand your mind. Build long-lasting memories as you explore the local coastline through exciting water sports activities and snorkelling excursions to a nearby island. Return with a stronger family bond following this unique wellness family holiday experience.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891, healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at TIA Wellness Resort from £3,025 for 2 adults + 1 child or 2 adults + 2 children or £4,055 for 2 adults + 3 children. Price includes full board, optional return transfers and a family wellness programme. Flights are available on request.

Surfing Around the Christmas Tree: Surf at COMO Uma Canggu, Bali

Surround yourself with sunshine, sea and surf and give yourself a wellness break from those Winter woes at this luxury surfing retreat in Bali. Let your curiosity lead you as you explore the coastline of this Indonesian island through beginner level private surfing classes, after your body is done exploring let your mind wonder and relax with a COMO Shambala deep tissue massage. Let those Winter woes melt away from you in the idyllic Indonesian sun. Return still riding the wave of wellness, ready to face all that the New Year brings.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891, healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at COMO Uma Canggu from £1,635pp or £2,330 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, optional return private transfers and a surf programme. Flights are available on request.

Underneath the Mystras-Toe: Couples Escape at Euphoria Retreat, Greece

‘Tis the season to treat yourself and get some much-needed bonding time with that special someone at this luxury couple’s spa retreat programme set in the Greek town of Mystras in the foothills of Mount Taygetos. Your wellness escape begins with the refreshing and de-stressing Byzantine Hammam ritual before you indulge yourselves in relaxing massages and an exfoliating salt room treatment. Grow stronger as a couple and marvel at the wonders of your history-steeped surroundings on this short but sweet couple’s healthy break that will leave you feeling healthier and happier.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891, healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 2 nights at Euphoria Retreat from £920pp sharing or £1,175 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, optional return private transfers and a couple’s wellness programme. Flights are available on request.

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Infrared Recovery Socks – RRP £44.95

Socks for effective recovery of the muscles with unique comfort, for daily use and travel. The circulation-promoting compression profile in combination with SMART INFRARED provides a non-stop feeling of fresh legs whilst the anatomical design and high-quality blend of materials provide superior comfort. The CEP recovery socks help to improve blood flow and venous return, reducing the risk of deep vein thrombosis which can be caused by prolonged sitting, especially when travelling. And to help keep legs feeling their best after strenuous activity.

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Knitwear Queen

“At Seep we’re cleaning up the way we clean up.

We’ve designed gorgeous, green cleaning tools for all of your household chores. Time to ditch ugly, plastic cleaning products for good.

Seep is Climate Positive and a Certified B Corporation® showing that it’s not just possible, but better business to balance profit and purpose.”

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BANHOEK CHILLI OIL – PRODUCT BLURB
Banhoek Chilli Oil is located in the magnificent Banhoek valley- the new home for the production and innovative ‘Taste Kitchen’ eatery space. Handmade in small batches using the finest non-GMO, Overberg-farmed canola oil and Thai chillies, the result is a perfect balance between heat and flavour that enhances your dishes without overpowering them.
Ideal for foodie friends, all home cooks and lovers of the braai, our wrapped bottle version also makes for an ideal gourmet gift – handy to have on hand as well as in your own pantry.
Suitable for Vegan, Halaal and Kosher diets – this is guaranteed to soon be your go-to for every dish with its bite of flavour!
Visit The Banhoek Chilli Oil Factory at their newly-launched, innovative Taste Kitchen and production home space in the magnificent Banhoek valley, Stellenbosch and stock up there, whilst trying a few winning recipes with their breakfast and lunch menu, available Monday-Sunday.
Alternatively, shop online via Yuppiechef, Takealot or in-store at Poetry, selected Pick n Pay & SPAR stores in the Western Cape and Gauteng, and in select Checkers stores in the Western Cape. Several hundred stockists such as delicatessens and butcheries around South Africa can be found on their website. Internationally it is available on Amazon with over 500 five-star ratings worldwide.
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CRAFT RECORDINGS ANNOUNCES DEFINITIVE, SUPER DELUXE EDITION OF A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS FEATURING HOURS OF NEVER-BEFORE-HEARD RECORDINGS FROM THE VINCE GUARALDI TRIO

Recently certified 5x platinum by the RIAA, the newly mixed holiday classic will be available in a variety of special editions, while the original mix gets an annual refresh of colorful vinyl exclusives

Super Deluxe (4-CD/1-Blu-ray audio box set or 80-track digital collection)
and Deluxe Editions (2-LP or CD) due out October 14, available to pre-order today

Gold Foil & ‘Snowball’ LP Editions due out September 16th

The first single from the album “Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental)” is out now

“Consider this a ringside seat—a place of honor, watching and listening from the recording engineer’s booth—as the individual songs for this historic album were fine-tuned and ultimately laid down.”
– Derrick Bang

London, UK — Craft Recordings proudly announces a definitive, bonus-filled edition of Vince Guaraldi’s timeless score from the beloved, 1965 animated PEANUTS® special, A Charlie Brown Christmas, from Charles Schulz and Lee Mendelson and Bill Melendez. While the album has remained a holiday staple for nearly 60 years (not to mention the best-selling jazz album of all time, alongside Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, after earning 5x platinum certification by the RIAA in May), this latest edition showcases Guaraldi’s creative process like never before, thanks to hours of newly unearthed session tapes from Fantasy Records’ vaults. Now, fans can experience cues like “Christmas Time Is Here,” “O Tannenbaum,” and “Skating” as they take shape in the studio through dozens of previously unreleased alternate tracks.

In addition, the original 11-track album has been upgraded with a new stereo mix from the original two- and three-track sources by the GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer, Paul Blakemore. Both the new mix and original mix can be found along with hours of unreleased material on the Super Deluxe Edition (available as a 4-CD/1-Blu-ray Audio collection box set or as an 80-track digital release). The new stereo mix will also be available alongside a selection of thirteen studio outtakes on a Deluxe Edition 2-LP or CD. All formats featuring the new stereo mix will release on October 14th. Fans can preview this stunning new mix with the advance single “Christmas Time is Here (instrumental),” which is available to stream/download today.

For those who prefer the classic mix, the perennial 1965 version of the album will come housed in a striking, embossed gold foil jacket for 2022, while a variety of collectible colored vinyl variants can be found exclusively at select retailers. Plus, a limited edition LP (750 copies), pressed on “Skating Pond” wax, is available exclusively at CraftRecordings.com.

Click here to pre-order all formats.

The Super Deluxe Edition offers fans an unparalleled deep dive into all aspects of A Charlie Brown Christmas—placing listeners in the studio as the musicians work through their arrangements. Disc one features the new stereo mix of the album, plus the original remastered 1965 mix, while disc two through four offer more than 50 never-before-heard outtakes from five recording sessions, as Guaraldi and his bandmates craft cues like “Christmas Is Coming” and “Skating.” Disc five delivers the new stereo mix in hi-resolution audio, as well as Dolby Atmos® on Blu-ray audio.

Housed in a hardcover book, the collection guides fans through the entire recording process, thanks to new, in-depth liner notes by Derrick Bang—a PEANUTS® historian and author of Vince Guaraldi at the Piano (McFarland & Company). Rounding out the package is a special message from the family of Lee Mendelson, the late Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning producer and co-creator of the PEANUTS® animated specials. Condensed liner notes are also included in the CD and 2-LP Deluxe Editions, which feature the 2022 stereo mix of the album, plus 13 highlights from the outtakes (see tracklists below).

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When A Charlie Brown Christmas first aired on December 9, 1965, no one expected just how monumental the half-hour animated special would be. While based on Charles M. Schulz’s immensely popular PEANUTS® comic strip, TV executives were wary of the unconventional format, which featured the voices of child actors, a jazz score, and no laugh track—all unprecedented for the era. Their worries, however, proved to be unfounded. Not only did the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning special capture nearly half of America’s TV audience that night, but it would quickly become an essential holiday classic and launch one of the 20th century’s most popular franchises.

It all began in 1964, when producer Lee Mendelson set out to make a TV documentary titled A Boy Named Charlie Brown about Charles Schulz and his beloved comic strip. To score the film, he hired Vince Guaraldi—a fast-rising Bay Area jazz artist—best known at the time for his GRAMMY®-winning instrumental crossover hit, “Cast Your Fate to the Wind.” Although the documentary never made it to the airwaves, Mendelson was struck by Guaraldi’s sophisticated work. When A Charlie Brown Christmas was greenlit one year later, he sought out the musician once again, marking the beginning of a long and successful creative partnership.

Yet, while many fans of Guaraldi and PEANUTS® are well acquainted with the history of the special, the story of how the music was actually made has never been told, until now. Thanks to the dialogue captured on these session tapes, Guaraldi’s creative process—as he worked alongside Mendelson and director Bill Melendez to craft the festive score—finally comes to light.

“The wealth of music captured in these half-dozen sessions is—in a word—amazing,” marvels Derrick Bang in his liner notes. “It’s also fascinating to observe how a given tune evolves, over the course of the six weeks these sessions took place, from September 17 through October 28, 1965…. Along the way, you’ll hear all manner of false starts, initially terrific takes that collapse when Guaraldi fluffs a few notes, and outré experiments that sound almost nothing like what we know today.” He continues, “Consider this a ringside seat—a place of honor, watching and listening from the recording engineer’s booth—as the individual songs for this historic album were fine-tuned and ultimately laid down.”

The five sessions featured in the Super Deluxe box set (captured at the Bay Area’s Fantasy Studios and Studio 16, as well as Southern California’s Whitney Recording Studio) are presented in their entirety, including blown takes and cross-chatter between the members of Guaraldi’s trio (bassist Monty Budwig and drummer Colin Bailey for many of them, as well as bassist Fred Marshall and drummer Jerry Granelli for others).

Among the highlights are 18 takes of “Christmas Is Coming,” a lively, bossa nova-influenced tune that took longer than others to take shape, as Guaraldi struggled to find a conclusion to the song and experimented with instrumentation and stylistic choices. Another selection, “Skating,” transforms over ten takes. The trio can be heard playing around with a series of energetic keyboard and drum bridges, which, Bang writes, are “marvelous from a jazz standpoint, but definitely too aggressive for the scene this tune is intended to back.”

Listeners will also hear Guaraldi putting his own touch on traditional fare, like “Greensleeves” and “O Tannenbaum.” Bang points out that one of the latter song’s outtakes actually appeared in the animated special, “immediately after Linus tells us ‘what Christmas is all about,’ as Charlie Brown exits the school theater carrying his forlorn little tree.” An outtake of “Linus and Lucy,” which became the instantly recognizable PEANUTS® theme, finds Guaraldi taking a fresh approach with the tune, which was first released in 1964 on Jazz Impressions of a Boy Named Charlie Brown. It was this earlier version, however, that ultimately appeared on A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Another favorite is “Christmas Time Is Here,” which is presented on the original album in both instrumental and vocal versions. Initially, the song was written as an instrumental cue. But when Mendelson saw the opening sequence paired with the music, it seemed like something was missing. “I felt we should get some lyrics, and some voices,” Mendelson told Bang. “We couldn’t find anybody to write the lyrics, and I called all my Hollywood friends who were songwriters. But nobody took the assignment, so I sat down, and in about 10 minutes wrote the words to ‘Christmas Time Is Here’ on an envelope.”

Guaraldi enlisted young singers from San Rafael’s St. Paul’s Church Choir to perform the song (the children also served as stand-ins for the PEANUTS® gang as they sang “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing.”) Several of these singers shared their memories with Bang, including Dan Bernhard. “Vince and Lee wanted kids who sounded like kids,” he explained. “They used a version of ‘Hark, the Herald Angels Sing’ that was slightly out of tune, and [St. Paul’s Choir director Barry Mineah] threw a fit. But Vince and Lee used that one on purpose; we did a whole bunch of takes that were perfect, but they didn’t want those.”

Of course, it’s all of these imperfections that make the score to A Charlie Brown Christmas so…perfect. More than half a century later, new generations continue to fall in love with the holiday special and its enduring music, while year over year, the album remains one of the top-selling holiday and jazz albums. Remarkably, in 2021, A Charlie Brown Christmas reached its highest spot ever on the Billboard 200, landing at No.6—56 years after its release. Among other honors, the multi-platinum soundtrack has been inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame and was added to the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry.

39 Degrees luxury bath soaks, scrubs & sprays.

The products are high in 100% magnesium, and essential oils and were designed to bring the Hot Springs experience to your home. The range is all-natural, plant-based, vegan-friendly and Australian-made.

The most relevant collection is our Post-Workout range, formulated to be a restorative soak for sore muscles.
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Love Beans

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12 custom-printed pods presented in a deluxe black box.

Finding a gift that’s personal, practical and affordable can be tough. Enter our UNIQUE custom-printed Nespresso* compatible coffee pods—they’re sleek, sassy and completely you!

Simply upload your photo**, then relax and leave the rest to us.

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Go Green This Christmas
Weaver Green’s gorgeous range of totally sustainable hand-crafted gifts means this Christmas doesn’t have to cost the earth…

Instead of wishing for a white Christmas this year, why not go for a green one instead?
Weaver Green’s hand-woven homewares are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles, so each and every item makes a gift that’s really worth giving!
Super soft to the touch, totally recyclable and machine washable, these sustainable rugs, blankets, cushions and linens are gifts that really do keep on giving…

Christmas is a time for gathering family and friends around the table – and what better way to bring some sustainable style to the party than with a Weaver Green linen-style Tablecloth? The authentic Mediterranean styling will maintain its distinctive appeal indoors and out, thanks to stain-resistant washable fabric made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.
Weaver Green’s Napkins continue the design theme and soft linen feel, bringing an added layer of luxury to any get together. You could even play ‘guess what these are made of’ and watch as your guests are amazed to find out that each one is woven from recycled plastic bottles! Which is also handy when it comes to washing off stains such as red wine and gravy to maintain a fresh and colourfast appearance time after time.

Maxime Blue & Linen Tablecloth £65 Toulouse Blue Stripe Napkins £35 for 4

Another great gift idea is a Weaver Green Tote Bag. Spacious enough to pack all you need for a trip to the shops or for dropping off presents, these sturdy tote bags add style to any outing.
Just like all Weaver Green products, their Tote Bags are hard-wearing and shun stains. And each one comes with an interesting back story: it’s hand-woven by craftsmen and women from approximately 150 recycled plastic bottles.

Juno Gooseberry Tote Bag £55 Woven Baskets from £15

On a much larger scale, Weaver Green’s Basket Collection also offers year-round practical use. The strong and durable nature of these spacious containers makes them ideal for anything from a handy tidy-up for kids’ toys to perfect planters in or out of the home. Easy on the eye and easy on the environment, the Basket Collection, available in a range of sizes, is a gift that can be used again and again…and again.

Nomad Atlas rugs from £195

If you really want to impress your guests, take a look at Weaver Green rugs. Made from up to 5,400 recycled bottles and hand-loomed by skilled artisans, throughout Europe and Asia, that are fairly-paid adults in comfortable working conditions, their colourful, hard-wearing rugs do good and look great!
With so much to choose from, isn’t it time to start dreaming of a green Christmas this year? Visit www.weavergreen.com for more sustainable Christmas gift ideas.

Making textiles from synthetics isn’t a new concept, but it’s estimated that making soft open yarn like Weaver Green’s from recycled plastic bottles uses as much as 70% less energy and almost 90% less water than creating them from scratch. It also makes much more valuable use of the precious resources that go into making the plastic bottles in the first place, like oil and water.
Because the hard work of making the plastic is done already, the production processes can be fine-tuned to limit emissions and use as few resources as possible. For example, the yarn is produced using a closed water system that constantly recycles, purifies and reuses the same water. The dying vats are heated by burning discarded rice and wheat husks, a by-product of local cereal farmers, in factories with low emission chimneys. All of this helps minimise the pollution from the production and reduces reliance on fossil fuels.
Weaver Green is also very concerned about the environmental impact of it’s products. That’s why they use long strand yarn to improve tensile strength and reduce the risk of microfibre shedding. Although their textiles are machine washable, realistically they should only need that kind of deep clean on rare occasions. It’s their goal to minimise waste plastic in packaging, opting whenever possible to use sustainable, recycled and recyclable paper and card alternatives.

Check this out! D’lux Gift Box Christmas Spa Gift Box For Her… dluxgiftbox.com


A beautiful Christmas Gift Box Filled with beautiful treats and quality items that the receiver will adore.

This Pamper Hamper for that special someone is the perfect gift to treat someone special to an evening of pampering and self care at home to give them a bit of time out this festive season Some delicious biscuits and a Twinings cuppa will leave them feeling revitalised.

A refreshing face mask, collagen eye mask and a bath salt soak will help them relax and unwind and will go a long way. A special A5 quote to wish them ‘A merry Christmas and a Happy new year’ will be the pick me up they need the most.

Featured in this box: MEDIUM SIZE (Letterbox friendly): 35cm x 25cm x 2.5cm

1 x ‘merry Christmas’ chocolate wrapper (including Hershey’s chocolate
Cookies and cream wrapped with original packaging.

1 x 7th Heaven Face Mask

1 x Border Beautifully crafted biscuits

1 x Organic Epsom Bath Salts

2 x Twinings heart Tea bag

1 x Hot chocolate

1 x Nail File

4 x Lotus Biscoff biscuits

1 x Love hearts sweet

1 x marshmallow pack

1 x Christmas candy cane ‘ merry Christmas ‘ Print Card Handwritten
personalised message

LARGE BOX:

1 x ‘Merry Christmas’ chocolate wrapper (including Hershey’s chocolate Cookies and cream wrapped with original packaging.

1 x 7th Heaven Face Mask 1 x Coconut foot mask

1 x Hair & Root Mask therapy mask

1 x Luxury velvet pouch bag

1 x 100% Organic shea butter & coconut oil hair and body moisturiser or 100% soy wax melts highly scented.

1 x Border Beautifully crafted biscuits

1 x Pocket tissue

1 x Organic Epsom Bath Salts

2 x Twinings heart Tea bag

1 x Hot chocolate

2 x Lotus Biscoff Biscuits

1 x Nail File

1 x Christmas candy cane

2 x Berry tealight candles

1 x (3 in 1) Ferrero Rocher chocolate

1 x marshmallow pack

1 x Lindt Lindor strawberry chocolate ‘merry Christmas ‘ Print Card

ADD-ONS

1 x Chewits Strawberry Juicy Bites (200g)

1 x Pair of Fluffy cosy socks

Mini de-stress Box – Pamper Letterbox Gift – Hug In A Box – Care Package – Birthday – Relax – Pamper Hamper – Pamper Box – Personalised, Birthday Gift for Her – Letterbox Gift – Birthday Present – Pamper Box – Hug in a Box – Celebration Box ALLERGIES &
INGREDIENTS All pre-packed food requires a food label that displays certain mandatory information. Food products that contain any of the 14 allergens as an ingredient must be listed. Always check the label.
May contain Nuts, Milk, Gluten, and Wheat. Some food may not be suitable for small children.

DISCLAIMER:

If D’LUX GIFT BOX is out of a product due to popularity, we will ensure that you are given a suitable replacement of equal value. ✦ Fall down the rabbit hole and explore the rest of our shop… ✦
D’LUX GIFT BOX features a selection of cute themed Sweet treats & Self care boxes. All items are handpicked and wrapped with love in Glasgow, UK. https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Dluxgiftbox

PACKAGING/ SHIPPING

* Lined with acid free tissue paper and sealed with a sticker

* Outside of box will be sealed with a clear sticker (please note that this gift is unable to be opened prior to being received by the recipient)

* Posted in protective wrapping and waterproof mailing bag

* We aim to post all gifts within 2 working days

* As most boxes are gifts, no paperwork or pricing will be included

* All gift boxes are sent via Royal Mail 2nd Class. Typical delivery is 1-3 working days, however due to the current pandemic please allow up to 5 working days for delivery in certain areas

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Price: £31.99

From Dai-KOR, Candle Making Class
Candles and cupcakes, anyone? If you love getting hands-on and want to tune into your creative side, come along to our candle making experience!

Tell me more…

During our relaxed and friendly craft class, your friendly teacher will guide you as you learn the art of candle-making using cruelty-free, locally sourced and eco-friendly materials.

Set in picturesque Camden Passage, Islington, your teacher will take you step-by-step through the process before letting you put your skills to the test as you create your own 6oz scented soy wax candle. Complete beginner? Don’t worry, we’ll be there to help and support you throughout!

Hot drinks and tasty cupcakes will also be provided throughout as you master your new skills and soak up the scent of your candle creation.

After pouring your candle, you’ll personalise it with your own custom label and walk away with your newfound knowledge and a sense of zen! At the end of the class, your scented candle will be left to set and sent out to you via post.

Whether you’re looking for fun things to do in London or a new DIY craft to seek your teeth into, don’t miss out on this fun and relaxing candle making workshop!
See more @ :- https://dai-kor.com/collections/workshop
Price: £45
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Relish Fidget Widget Wooden Tool Kit– Dementia Sensory Activities, Products & Games for Elderly with Alzheimers

10+ YEARS EXPERIENCE – Relish has over 10 years experience creating fun, meaningful toys, games and products that are designed to aid and improve the overall wellbeing of people with dementia and Alzheimer’s.

SPECIALIST DESIGN – Relish activities are specifically developed to aid independence and nurture the minds of seniors and elderly people living with dementia and Alzheimers.
STAY RELAXED & CALM – Fidget Widgets have been proven to relax the mind and help those with Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and ADHD to stay calm throughput the day.
THOUGHTFULLY DESIGNED – The creative design helps improves hand motion, restoring motion or joints, and increases muscle in the hand.
SATISFYING – No more trying to sit still and tapping your fingers. The FIdget Widget keeps the hands busy and the mind focused.

See more & buy @ :- https://relish-life.com/dementia-sensory/fidget-widgets/tool-kit-relish

Ring Automotive has Christmas wrapped up with its 2022 gift guide
Finding the perfect gift for the person who has everything is hard work. Take the stress out of Christmas and start your shopping early – Ring Automotive has put together a handy guide to its best tools and equipment, from stocking fillers to big gift inspiration!

RTC450 Digital Tyre Inflator
This easy-to-use digital tyre inflator makes tyre maintenance fast and easy. The multi-functional inflator can inflate a 13″ tyre from completely flat in just three and a half minutes. It also features a bright LED light so that it can be used in darker conditions, along with and a three-piece adaptor kit for bikes and small inflatables.
Price – £29.99
EV Cables
Ring’s EV cables connect to all Type 2 charge points, which are standard across UK and Europe. The range includes both Type 1 and Type 2 sockets to charge those vehicles with Type 1 or Type 2 plug sockets, ensuring complete coverage across the market (except for Tesla models).
The range is made up of five products including RCC11605, RCC13205, for Type 1 EVs and RCC21605, RCC23205, RCC23P05, for Type 2 EVs.
In the Type 1 cable category, Ring offers 16A and 32A charging cables. A 16A set of cables are considered slow charge, while the 32A set of cables will charger at a much faster rate.
In the Type 2 cable category, Ring again offers 16A and 32A cables for slow and fast charging. However, the RCC23P05 is designed to work with three phase power supply for rapid charging. The maximum charging speed of electric cars vary, and therefore, before purchasing a three-phase charging cable, the car’s highest possible charging speed capacity needs to be checked.
All the cables in the range are five metres in length to reach any charge position on the vehicle from the charge station. They come with a dust cap to prevent dirt and water ingress and have IP65 waterproof rating, meaning they are fully protected from splashing.
Ring’s new EV cables also come with a protective storage case to make tidying away easy, but also prevent damage from being left in the boot of a car.
Prices from – £174.99
RPPL260 jump starter
Ring’s RPPL260, with a 200-amp output, features PD30W, a 30W power delivery method allowing devices to take on large amounts of power in a shorter timeframe. The RPPL260 has a 9,000mAH battery capacity, and provides reassurance to drivers that they can quickly restart their vehicles in the event of a dead battery, without the need for another vehicle and booster cables.
Price – £84.99
RSDC3000 GPS-enabled smart dash camera
This versatile dash cam comes with high-resolution 1296p recording, and tethers seamlessly over wi-fi with the Ring Connect app to easily view and share footage.
The RSDC3000, winner of the Auto Express Best Buy and Product Honours 2022, has a 130-degree field of view and 30 frames per second video create a high quality, full HD image for a wide view of the road. The RSDC3000 supports all microSD cards up to 64GB, providing plenty of storage for recording longer journeys. The GPS functionality enables location data to track vehicles and provide accurate information to support insurance claims.
Prices from £84.99

For more information on Ring’s products, visit www.ringautomotive.com

Spice Pots are on a mission to make it easy to create delicious, healthy and very simple Indian food at home.

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Whether it’s for a seasoned cook or a newbie looking for inspiration in the kitchen, our Curry Kits make useful, beautifully packaged and eco-friendly gifts. It’s the gift that keeps on giving, as each gift set can make at least 8 family meals.

Festive Food Survival Kit – 4 Indian Spices and 8 Festive Recipes – Purchase online at www.spicepots.com
Want some help surviving the 12 days of Christmas? We’ve got your back with the best food gifts for Christmas which have been designed for those who lead busy lives and need some help over the Christmas period with both gifting and meal planning.

It makes a great stocking filler, a gift for a host, a secret santa gift, Christmas gift for foodies (or of course a treat to yourself!) and comes in eco-friendly packaging.

This Christmas Food Gift contains: –

A booklet with 8 Festive Food Recipes; including nibbles, turkey leftover recipes, curry recipes for in between days and sweet treats.
3 Savoury Curry Spices (Mild, Medium and Hot In Heat)
1 Sweet Spice for festive desserts and baking

Products
Easy Curry Night Kit with 8 Curry Recipes

Making homemade curry is easier than you think with this Easy Curry Night Kit. Create consistently good curry every time with our seriously flavourful Spice Pots, they honestly make cooking a curry so, so easy.

The Curry Night Kit set contains:-

Korma Blend – Mild but packs a flavour punch (add chilli for heat)
Bhuna Blend – A beautiful balance of flavour and medium spice
Tandoori Masala Blend – Medium in heat and super versatile
Goan Blend – Award winning and the hottest in our range! (if you love flavour and not heat, just use less than recommended)
A recipe booklet containing 8 tasty curry recipes which are simple enough for a mid week dinner, but special enough to impress dinner guests.

Luxury Indian Spice Gift Set
This gorgeous curry making kit makes an incredible foodies gift for those learning to cook, for seasoned home cooks and for curry lovers alike.
Delivering healthy, authentic curry and sweet treats with minimal effort, this gorgeous cooking gift is pretty enough to have pride of place in their kitchen – and the best bit is that they will be reminded of you every time they cook!

Our Indian Spice Gift Set contains:-

Korma Spice Blend – Mild but packs a punch with flavour
Bhuna Spice Blend – A wonderful balance of flavour and spice
Tandoori Masala Spice Blend – Medium in heat and super versatile
Goan Spice Blend – Award winning and the hottest in our range!
Mixed Sweet Spice Blend – for delicious baking
Indian Cookbook – 150 pages of mouthwatering Indian cuisine
Cooks Candle – smells divine and neutralises cooking odours

Looking for stocking fillers? Spice Pots spice blends are perfect for curry lovers or our Chefs candles, to neautralise odours as you cook. We also have Letterbox Curry Spice Kits are a great way to send family or friends some little spice love through the letterbox, quick and simple gifting with a thoughtful twist for those who love to cook great, authentic curries at home.

Kettle’s Yard Shop
Christmas 2022
This year the Kettle’s Yard shop will welcome exciting new products for the holiday season. Inspired by the collection and celebrating local craftsmanship, gifts range from children’s books to wearable art, ceramics and prints. Shop highlights include:

Textiles
Rory Hutton x Kettle’s Yard
£2.50-£90
In collaboration with Kettle’s Yard, artist Rory Hutton has produced a range of scarves, gift wrap and notecards inspired by the furniture and objects in the Kettle’s Yard House. The unisex scarves are 100% silk and available in three different sizes, while striking gift wrap sheets and notecards feature patterns designed and printed in the UK.
Ekta Kaul Cambridge Embroidery Kit
£65
Created by textile-artist Ekta Kaul, this embroidery kit offers the perfect personal project or gift for a keen crafter. The hand-drawn map highlights Cambridge’s iconic architecture and parks, and invites you to add your own favourite spots. The colour palette for the map is inspired by those in Jim & Helen Ede’s former home and reflects the calm and tranquil spaces at Kettle’s Yard. The kit includes a linen-cotton map, embroidery hoop, needles, four skeins of thread and an illustrated guide.
Sculpture & Ceramics
Henri Gaudier-Brzeska Models
£75 – £135
This year, Sleeping Fawn has been added to the range of Henri Gaudier-Brzeska models, providing a shelf-sized emblem of calm and serenity. Crafted in plaster or Jesmonite – a sustainable alternative to tradition resin that replicates the weight and coolness of bronze – the models are presented in a branded box, making them the perfect keepsake gift. The famous Gaudier-Brzeska Dog sculpture that sits perched on the stairs in the Kettle’s Yard House has also been newly reimagined by the Timothy Richard Modern Souvenir Company in Bath.

Rory Hutton x Kettle’s Yard Long Silk Scarf,
photo: Beth Davis. £90.

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Sleeping Fawn model,
photo: Beth Davis. £135-£155.

David Stonehouse Conserve Pot. £38.

What Hides Inside? Cover. £6.99. David Stonehouse Ceramics
From £25
Cambridge-based potter David Stonehouse has created a collection of wheel-thrown stoneware exclusively for Kettle’s Yard. Designed to mix and match, this ever-evolving range is inspired by his frequent visits to Jim Ede’s home and references some of its familiar motifs and hidden treasures. New editions include a ‘lemon’ conserve pot – echoing the yellow dot in Joan Miró’s painting, Tic Tic (1927), and Whiskey Tumblers drawing on the abstract works of Ben Nicholson.
Books
What Hides Inside?
£6.99
Join a group of children on their adventure through artworks and objects to discover the many things that can hide inside an art gallery. Written by Imogen Alexander with illustrations by Rachel McGivern, this book takes a playful tour through the Kettle’s Yard House, seen through the eyes of an inquisitive group of pre-schoolers. The book is the third from the Story Explorers project, a partnership between Kettle’s Yard and The Red Hen Project, that offers creative prompts and activities for young gallery-goers.
A Way of Life
£49.95
A Way of Life was put together by Jim Ede as lovingly as the Kettle’s Yard House itself. The publication offers a guided tour, taking in the rooms one by one, seeing the light play on glass, china, wood, stone and canvas. A series of remarkable black and white photographs captures the spirit that Jim Ede aimed to evoke and includes a selection of poetic texts and an introduction from Sir Alan Bowness that was first included in the 1996 edition.

Holiday Cards & Prints
Cambridge Imprint Christmas Card Range
From £3.50
The lettering and colours of David Jones’ Quia per Incarnati (1953), on display in the Kettle’s Yard House, has inspired Cambridge Imprint to create two jovial Christmas card designs with accompanying mini cards. Packs of six and ten have all been printed in the UK using environmentally friendly inks.
Head, 1933 by Ben Nicholson
£17
This new print joins a range of Ben Nicholson prints available in the Kettle’s Yard Shop. In the early 1930s Nicholson’s interest in printmaking was generally of an informal and experimental nature, a fact highlighted by his haphazard recordkeeping. Head, 1933 is a portrait of sculptor Barbara Hepworth and is one of the most important of all Nicholson’s linocuts.
Pears, 1979 by William Scott
£20
Scottish artist William Scott became associated with Abstract Expressionism while living in London. During the 1970s pears featured regularly in his work, combining a sense of sensuousness with his characteristic austerity.
Prints by David Jones
£20 – £30
David Jones was born in Brockley, South London, the son of a Welsh printer. He studied at the Camberwell School of Art before the First World War. Three prints available in the shop, Flora in Calix Light, Lourdes and Vexilla Regis reflect his interest in early Christianity, Arthurian myths and the ancient classical world.

– ENDS – Cambridge Imprint Christmas Cards,
photo: Beth Davis. From £3.50.

Ben Nicholson, Head, 1933 (top), reproduction print,
photo: Beth Davis. £17.
Notes to Editors
For all PRESS enquiries please contact Rees & Co:
Manuela Gressani | manuela.gressani@reesandco.com
| +44 (0)20 3137 8776 | +44 (0)798516 6016
The Shop
The shop is open:
Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm
www.kettlesyard.co.uk/shop
About Kettle’s Yard
Kettle’s Yard is one of Britain’s best galleries – a beautiful and unique house with a distinctive modern art collection, and a gallery exhibiting modern and contemporary art. Supporting this is an established learning and community engagement programme, archive, and programme of chamber concerts. In February 2018, Kettle’s Yard reopened after a two-year development by architect Jamie Fobert. The new Kettle’s Yard includes state of the art new exhibition galleries, generous education spaces, a café and new welcome areas. Kettle’s Yard’s mission is to contribute to society by inspiring and engaging audiences through art, learning and research of the highest quality. We believe that great art should not be the privilege of the few, but for everyone. Our values reflect Kettle’s Yard’s creator Jim Ede’s support for artists and belief in art’s power to make us look again and change how we act in the world.
www.kettlesyard.co.uk
William Scott, Pears, reproduction print,
photo: Beth Davis. £20.

Ekta Kaul Cambridge Embroidery Kit. £65.

Let’s Stay Healthy

Bestselling author, Bracha Goetz, helps children (and adults 😊) easily make healthy choices about eating less junk food, enjoying more exercise, getting enough sleep – and even good hygiene! With this treasure in your home to read over and over again, children can now clearly and cheerfully understand how – and why – to enjoy healthier habits that strengthen their immune systems!

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Chococo’s 2022 Christmas Hamper Collection
100% Plastic-Free with a NEW Oat M!lk Hamper Bag

Multi award-winning, Dorset-based, independent, chocolatier Chococo celebrating its 20th birthday this autumn, presents its NEW range of Christmas hampers to delight family and friends this year. The range is handcrafted in Dorset by a principled bunch of chocolate lovers, led by founders Claire and Andy Burnet, all passionate about creating truly delicious chocolates which both taste good and do good.

NEW for this year are the Giant vegan version of their popular Christmas Hamper in a wooden Box and the Oat M!lk chocolate Hamper Bag. Also included are the Assorted Hamper Bag, the vegan-friendly Hamper Bag and ANNUAL BEST SELLER Chococo Giant Christmas Hamper in a wooden box, all of these contain a NEW selection of Chococo’s exceptional handcrafted products. Their packaging is 100% plastic-free and is either recyclable, compostable or reusable.

NEW Chococo Oat M!lk Chocolate Christmas Hamper Bag (£45) – The Chococo team is really excited about their new 43% oat m!lk chocolate made in Colombia with fine fino de aroma cocoa beans and so have decided to create this vegan-friendly hamper of all its NEW oat m!lk chocolate Christmas goodies.
The contents will include; a NEW oat m!lk chocolate penguin, a NEW oat m!lk chocolate Santa, NEW oat m!lk chocolate snowmen in a reusable cardboard tube, a NEW tub of oat m!lk buttons and a NEW oat m!lk chocolate bauble containing four oat milk chocolate gems studded with crunchy agave honeycombe pieces.

In the spirit of finding packaging that has a useful longer term life, Chococo have put their popular hampers into recycled canvas bags that make perfect shopping bags afterwards! Produced in India, these bags also support a local social business venture giving employment to marginalised people, especially widows.

NEW CONTENTS & ANNUAL BEST SELLER Chococo Assorted Christmas Hamper Bag (£60) – This bag of joy will include; a box of nine assorted Festive Collection chocolates, a NEW Santa made with Gold caramelised white chocolate, Spanish candied orange segments smothered in 72% Ecuador origin dark chocolate, NEW milk chocolate Christmas Pudding slabs, a lolly hand-decorated with a cute robin, a milk chocolate bauble containing award-winning Dorset Sea Salt Caramels and a NEW tube of assorted solid milk, gold and dark chocolate smiling snowmen.
In the spirit of finding packaging that has a useful longer-term life, Chococo have put their popular hampers into recycled canvas bags that make perfect shopping bags afterwards! Produced in India, these bags also support a local social business venture giving employment to marginalised people, especially widows. Inside each bag, you will find a selection of popular Chococo festive treats, all in 100% plasti-free packaging.

Chococo Vegan-Friendly Christmas Hamper Bag (£60) – This bag of joy will include; a box of nine Festive Vegan Collection chocolates, a dark chocolate bauble filled with dark chocolate orange gems, NEW 72% Ecuador dark chocolate spiced Christmas Pudding slabs, a NEW 43% oat m!lk chocolate Santa, NEW 43% oat m!lk chocolate snowmen in a reusable cardboard tube, a pack of classic rose & lemon Turkish Delight covered in Ecuador origin dark chocolate, and a lolly hand-decorated with a cute robin.
In the spirit of finding packaging that has a useful longer-term life, Chococo have put their popular hampers into recycled canvas bags that make perfect shopping bags afterwards! Produced in India, these bags also support a local social business venture. Inside each bag, you will find a special selection of Chococo’s vegan-friendly chocolates in 100% in plastic-free packaging.

ANNUAL BEST SELLER Chococo Giant Christmas Hampers in a Wooden Box (£110) – packed full of both annual best sellers and seasonal chocolate delights, Chococo are now offering two versions of this popular show-stopping family-friendly hamper – their classic assorted & NEW all vegan version.
With glorious combinations of flavoured & more intense chocolates, together with more fun flavours and novelties for the young at heart, these reusable hamper boxes are 100% guaranteed to deliver chocolate joy.
The assorted hamper will contain: a Festive Collection box of 16 assorted seasonal chocolates, a box of 9 Fizzy Pudding chocolates (with spiced praline & popping candy for a fabulous festive fizz), Dorset honey honeycombe-studded milk chocolate clusters, Spanish candied orange segments smothered in rich Ecuador origin dark chocolate (vf), a box of eight Dorset Sea Salt Caramel stars, assorted milk, gold and dark origin chocolate snowmen in a reusable tube, intense Colombian dark chocolate coated roasted coffee beans (vf), a box of six goldfish made of sweet caramelised white chocolate, a NEW 72% Ecuador dark chocolate
flakes hot chocolate tin, a NEW oat m!lk chocolate Santa and a pack of milk chocolate spiced Christmas Pudding slabs.
The new giant vegan version of this hamper will include – a NEW 72% Ecuador dark chocolate flakes hot chocolate tin, a NEW 43% oat m!lk chocolate Santa, NEW 43% oat m!lk chocolate snowmen in a reusable cardboard tube, a Festive Vegan Collection box of 16 chocolates, a box of nine award-winning Spiced Rum chocolates, a pack of classic rose and lemon Turkish Delight covered in Ecuador origin dark chocolate, Spanish candied orange segments smothered in dark chocolate, a NEW box of eight Speculaas Caramel Stars in dark chocolate, a box of Colombian chocolate coffee beans, a box of six dark chocolate mackerel and a pack of Ecuador origin dark chocolate spiced Christmas Pudding slabs.

Further information:
All Chococo’s chocolate is sustainably sourced, from its Cocoa Horizons verified chocolate made with 100% sustainably sourced cocoa, including its bespoke 45% house milk chocolate made with Venezuela origin Sur del Lago cocoa beans, to Direct & Raisetrade chocolate produced in country of origin for Chococo by Martinetti Cocoa in Ecuador, Luker Chocolate in Colombia and Chocolaterie Robert in Madagascar.

NEW for this year is Chococo’s 43% Colombia origin oat oat m!lk chocolate. This delicious plant-based, vegan-friendly chocolate is made in Colombia with fine fino de aroma cocoa beans and gluten-free oat powder for a rich and creamy chocolate taste without the dairy. This chocolate is the first of several new chocolate grades Chococo is sourcing from their new direct trade partners, Luker Chocolate in Colombia.

Chococo also continues its direct trade partnership, working with Martinetti Cocoa in Ecuador to source their Hacienda Zoilita single estate 72% dark chocolate couverture, roasted cocoa nibs & 100% dark chocolate. Martinetti Cocoa is a small family-owned chocolate company making chocolate in the heart of the cocoa growing region of Los Rios in Ecuador. They buy their single origin heritage Arriba cocoa beans at a premium price direct from local cocoa farmers located close to their chocolate factory in Quevedo. Once made, the chocolate is shipped direct to Chococo.

Chococo has been a pioneer in being one of the first UK chocolatiers to make truly fresh chocolates, with no additives or preservatives, with local ingredients. Championing local, seasonal produce is part of the DNA of Chococo and over the years they have worked with food and drink producers across the South West using local honey, sea salt, preserves, fruits, wines, spirits and cream to craft its mouth-watering and deliciously unique creations.

Chococo’s passion for flavour has resulted in them winning 112 fine food awards to date including; Great Taste Awards, International Chocolate Awards & Academy of Chocolate Awards.
(vf) – vegan-friendly

The Best Gift Ideas for the Home Lover at Christmas
With Christmas fast approaching, what on earth can you buy for the person that has everything? M.M. Linen’s collection of gifts and stocking fillers, featuring their beautiful, signature floral prints, will add some flowery indulgence to Christmas morning.

FLOZ SILK COSMETIC BAG £28

FLOZ APRON £25 FLOZ CUSHION £50

For trips away or to add elegance to your dressing table, M.M Linen’s Floz Cosmetic Bags showcase a stunning design, reminiscent of oil paintings. Flowers, including roses, narcissi and anemones, appear in muted tones of white, green and gold. Printed onto silk with a gold- tone zip, logoed zip pull and a practical waterproof lining. Priced at £28 for the 33cm x 22.5cm Cosmetic Bag and £18 for the matching 18cm x 10cm Silk Pouch.
Matching accessories include the Floz velvet cushion (£50), notebook (£10), apron (£25) and tea towel (£9).

Do you know an avid journaller or someone who’s bound to make some New Year’s Resolutions? M.M Linen’s collection of notebooks are a must-have small gift or stocking filler. Each hard covered notebook has an elastic strap and small storage pocket inside the back cover. They also include an inscription inside the front cover with a quote suiting the cover design. The notebook designs include the vibrant yellow Hattie, romantic Floz, woodland Briar print and dramatic Maisie design. Each notebook is priced at £10. Matching accessories are available.

NOTEBOOKS £10

For kitchen-lovers, M.M Linen’s range of Tea Towels and Aprons will add some elegant style. The aprons feature a handy, dual patch pocket and straps that cross over at the back, and loop through eyelets at the waist, to create a perfect fit. The sturdy cotton Aprons, priced at £25, come in a range of designs, including dark and dramatic Fiori and dreamy and vibrant Reine. The matching linen-cotton Tea Towels are priced at £9 each.

FIORI TEA TOWEL £9

FIORI APRON £25 REINE TEA TOWEL £9

You can’t go wrong with gifting a sumptuous cushion. M.M Linen’s cushion designs feature on-trend colours and fabrics, whether the embroidered velvet of their Buzz Mustard Cushion (£45) or luxurious, floral-printed, poly-velvet Briar Cushion featuring creatures at play in a country garden (£40). Alongside these, is a range of new, cotton velvet Sabel Cushions with matching or contrasting fringing and a stone-wash, cotton fabric reverse. Sabel Cushions are priced from £50 and come in two different sizes with feather-filled inners. Colours include Biscuit, Seagrass, Shell, Olive and Teal. To see the full collection visit www.mmlinen.com.

SABEL CUSHIONS £50

BRIAR CUSHIONS £40 BUZZ MUSTARD CUSHIONS £45

Mr Black Coffee Liqueur
• Espresso Martini Gift Pack
• Personalised Bottles
• Rum Barrel Coffee Liqueur
• Mezcal Coffee Liqueur
• Pocket-sized 200ml bottle of Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur (Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur (500ml)
• Mr Black Mezcal Cask Coffee Liqueur
SXOLLIE – Craft cider for the non-cider drinker – an alternative celebratory drink to rival Prosecco or Champagne
REAL Drinks – Naturally Fermented Sparkling Tea – the real alcohol-free alternative to Champagne and Sparkling Wine

This Christmas surprise dad (or mum) with a bottle of their favourite premium drink! Forget socks, jocks and the run-of-the-mill bottle of red – this Christmas lift your gifting game and treat them to an ultra-premium bottle of their favourite spirit – ideal for the cool parent or home bartender.

Aberfeldy 12-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky | RRP $87.99 | Available at Dan Murphy’s and other major retailers. A honeyed dram with notes of fruit, spices, lots of vanilla and just a hint of smoke. 40% ABV.

Grey Goose | RRP $73.99 | Available at Dan Murphy’s and other major retailers
The essence of the finest ingredients from France; soft winter wheat from in and around Picardie plus pure spring water from Gensac in the Cognac region, delicate and floral on the nose with a bold and toffee finish. 40% ABV.

Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru | RRP $79.00 | Available at Dan Murphy’s, and select. Vintage Cellars, First Choice, and independent liquor stores. Representing the absolute best quality in terms of ingredients, craftsmanship, sustainable sourcing and flavour, Bombay Sapphire Premier Cru is perfect for those looking to instantly make Christmas feel more special. Its fine Murcian lemons are produced from a single late harvest, matured in the Mediterranean sun and left to ripen, then hand-picked to ensure the most intense citrus aromas are harnessed. 47% ABV.

Bombay Sapphire Bramble | RRP $64.99 | Available at Dan Murphy’s and other major retailers
A bold new gin bursting with the 100% natural flavour of freshly harvested blackberries and raspberries, with colours and flavours from a 100% natural fruit infusion, no added sugar – the perfect choice for a colourful cocktail creation this Christmas. 37.5% ABV.

Bacardí Coconut and Raspberry | RRP $49.00 | Available at Dan Murphy’s and other major retailers
Flavoured rum gives your taste buds an extra element of surprise. You can mix flavoured rum with a wide range of mixers, from simple cola to refreshing lemonade. BACARDÍ rum and coconut – what could taste more like summer sun and sandy beaches? The perfect blend of white rum and essence of real coconut will transport you to a tropical paradise, even when it’s raining outside. BACARDÍ Raspberry is a crisp blend of white rum and raspberry flavours. Is it sweet? Is it tart? Is it a mouth-watering combination of the two?

Patron Anejo Tequila | RRP $119.99 | Available at select Dan Murphy’s, BWS, and other independent retailers. This Christmas, upgrade your tequila gifting with the premium aged, Patrón Añejo Tequila, offering intensities of colour and flavour due to its 12+ month ageing process in a combination of oak and whiskey barrels. The rich oak, smoky, caramel finish makes Patrón Añejo the ultimate tequila to sip on not just at Christmas, but all year long. It is a delectable premium and flavourful alternative to aged bourbon or peated scotch, adding incredible depth to any cocktails, like a delicious twist on the classic Old-Fashioned.

Yeti Cards and Gifts.

Shelli the owner artist designs and makes a range of unique gifts and homewares that feature fun alphabet inspired designs. One collection in particular
that we would love to share with you is – A Very Welsh Alphabet

A Very Welsh Alphabet Glass Cutting Board 20x28cm

This hand-printed, tempered glass cutting board features 27 colourful illustrations of quintessentially Welsh things from ”Anglesey Sea Salt’ and ‘Bara Brith’ to ‘U is for Rugby Union’.

A Very Welsh Alphabet cutting board costs £14.99 and can be purchased via her website, here is a direct link: https://yeticardsandgifts.com/collections/a-very-welsh-alphabet

A Very Welsh Alphabet is also available as a:

* Tea towel £14.99
* A3 Fine art print £18
* Greeting card £2.80
* Ceramic mug £9.99
* Metal storage tin £14.99

A little more information about her work and product range can be found via her website: https://yeticardsandgifts.com

FOR MUSIC FANS
Lenco LS100 Wood Turntable & Speakers – £119.99 from Lenco Website, HMV and Gear4Music

The Lenco LS-100 is a record player system with 2 separate wooden speakers. Enjoy listening to your vinyl in no time, with a quality turntable and an easy setup, via speakers. The speakers can also be placed separately from the player, ideal for a real stereo effect. You can easily switch from 33 to 45 rpm to play an LP or single! Thanks to the 2 separate wooden speakers, you can fill any room with music.
The record player also has Bluetooth so you can easily stream music from your smartphone.
With a beautiful dark wood design and removable dust-cover the turntable fits into any surrounding in your home. At Lenco, we understand how important it is to preserve your vinyl. The Lenco LS-100 is equipped with an auto-stop. This function causes the record to stop rotating and prevents scratches from occurring, allowing you to enjoy your precious records for longer.

JLab Go Air Pop Wireless Earbuds Bluetooth, True Wireless Ear buds with USB Charging Case, Bluetooth Earbuds Pocket Size with Dual Connect, Custom EQ3 Sound – Wireless Earphones with Microphone, Black – £19.99 from AMAZON UK.

JLab’s GO Air Pop provides a class-leading 32+ hours of playtime, dual connect technology so each earbud can be used independently for calls or audio, as well as touch controls compatible with both Android and Apple devices. Unlike the competition, as with all JLab true wireless products, it’s backed with an industry 2-year warranty vs. the standard 1 year. In the event that an earbud is lost or misplaces, replacement earbuds are also available to purchase at a fraction of the cost.
JLab GO Air TONES true wireless earbuds designed to complement the user’s skin-tone – £19.99 from JD Williams.
High resolution imagery available here

The JLab GO Air TONES build off the GO Air POP framework and feature the brand’s most unobtrusive fit to date. Designed to change how people look at true wireless earbuds, the product features a series of neutral colours created to complement the user.
The GO Air TONES earbuds are 15% smaller and 40% lighter than the JLab GO Air, which set a new benchmark for the category when announced at CES 2020. Each GO Air Tones product comes equipped with three sizes of gel tips so users can customise the fit for each ear and JLab’s patented built-in EQ3 sound profiles for audio customisation.
Featuring a case with a charge time of 2 hours, these earbuds are perfect for use whist on the move. Additionally, JLab’s GO Air TONES earbuds provide a class-leading 32+ hours of playtime, dual connect technology so each earbud can be used independently for calls or audio, as well as touch controls compatible with both Android and Apple devices.
They also have an IPX4 rating for sweat and water resistance, making it appropriate for life on the go. The discrete charging case is smaller than a credit card and weighs just 35.4 grams with the earbuds enclosed and features JLab’s integrated and patented USB cable for added convenience.

OneOdio Monitor 60 Professional Wired Headphones with High-Res Audio – Now £67.99 on Amazon

The Monitor 60 professional wired headphones are ideal for DJs and pros and suitable for use in recording studios, post-product and within broadcasting. Designed to provide maximum comfort, they can simply be plugged into the TV or phones and used daily with ultra-enjoyment. Featuring industry-leading ultra-high-resolution audio, the headphones produce rich details for ideal sound performance. With 50mm drivers and 38 Ohm impedance, the sound is beautiful, balanced and accurate over the entire frequency range with solid bass, clear midrange and high pitches and vocals to hear every detail of the music recording.

The ergonomic design features a flexible headband and oval-shaped full-on leather like breathable earmuffs to closely follow the contours of the ears to provide excellent sound insulation even in noisy environments. The earmuffs can also be flipped 180°, making them ideal for one-ear monitoring whilst DJing for example.

1MORE’s ‘Mini but Mighty’ ComfoBuds Mini Active Noise Cancelling True Wireless earbuds. Available from Amazon for £92.99.

The ComfoBuds Mini are now available in a stylish red version. Weighing no more than 3.7g each, they are super light and comfortable for all-day wear and have 24-hours of total battery life with the pocket-friendly charging case. The earbuds are equipped with multiple listening modes such as Active Noise Cancellation up to 40dB, four microphones with a deep learning algorithm, Qi Wireless Charging, personalised sound from Sonarworks SoundID and IPX5 water resistance.
The 1MORE also have a milder ANC mode more suited to quietening the room, a Transparency Mode to amplify certain sounds around you such as metro platform announcements, as well as a Wind Noise Resistance Mode that helps to filter out annoying harsh frequencies caused by high winds or while travelling at speed when cycling.
1MORE continues to work with Sonarworks by including their smart algorithm SoundID software with the new ComfoBuds Mini that finds the ideal personal sound profile for each individual so that they can enjoy the best personalized sound. 1MORE also offers a Gaming Mode within the App to cut down on those frustrating laggy moments in-game or simply just to prevent lip sync issues when watching popular YouTube channels.
In addition, 1MORE has sought to include an AI-powered DNN (Deep Neural Network) algorithm with the ComfoBuds Mini that helps to recognize, learn and amplify the voice to lift the phone call experience to new heights. A total of four stable MEMS microphones (two per earbud) contribute to a fuller & clearer call experience.

Lenco LS-50LEDBK Turntable with Built-In Speakers and Lighting Overview – £149.99 from URBAN OUTFITTERS , GEAR4MUSIC and LENCO UK WEBSITE

The Lenco LS-50LEDBK Turntable with Built-In Speakers and Lighting is a modern take on the classic vinyl turntable that not only sounds great but looks stylish and contemporary. Jam-packed with features, the Lenco LS-50LEDBK boasts a truly modern design with a set of integrated speakers to listen back to your favourite albums with 4 watts of power as well as a USB Encoding port, allowing you to connect your turntable to your PC and convert your vinyl to digital audio files for listening on the go.

With three speed settings of 33 1/3 RPM, 45 RPM and 78 RPM as well as the ability to playback 7, 10 and 12-inch vinyls, you can playback even your most vintage of records from LP’s to EP’s and even singles. The belt-drive motor and MDF cabinet design give it that vintage feel, complete with modern components. Additionally, the turntable features an RCA line output and a spare stylus for added convenience.

The Lenco LS-440 stylish turntables with four built in speakers – finished with beautiful fabric and available in blue/beige or grey. Available from Gear4Music and the Lenco website (Blue) Lenco Website (Grey) for £249.99.

The Lenco LS-440 BUBG Turntable with Speakers is a modern turntable with contemporary features to enjoy your favourite music in more ways than ever. With four integrated speakers (two 15-watt and two 10-watt), you can listen to your favourite music and hear it the exact way the artist intended. Delivering a balanced and powerful sound, you can fill your home or room. Ensuring you can play virtually any vinyl type whether that’s singles or LP’s, the LS-440 features a wide aluminium platter with two-speed settings of 33 1/3 and 45RPM.

A belt-driven turntable, the LS-440 comes equipped with a high-quality Audio Technica moving magnetic cartridge to ensure extremely high-fidelity audio quality. Using an MMC-style cartridge also helps to preserve the life of your vinyl. Controls such as the ‘pitch’ control allow you to manually adjust the playback speed to perfectly match your records and the ‘tone’ controls help you to dial in the highs and lows of your vinyl for that perfect listening experience.

A wide range of connectivity ensures no matter how you choose to listen to music, the LS-440 will be able to accommodate. A 3.5mm AUX input allows you to connect your smartphone, laptop or tablet directly for playback or alternatively, the Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connectivity allows you to stream hands-free! A headphones output lets you sit back and relax with your favourite albums without any disturbance and stereo RCA outputs mean you can connect to an existing Hi-Fi system for seamless integration.

FOR HEALTH & FITNESS LOVERS
RENPHO Smart Skipping Rope, Speed Jump Rope Counter, Adjustable Digital Jump Ropes Adult for Fitness, Crossfit, Workout, Gym, MMA, HIIT,APP Data Analysis for Indoor & Outdooor Exercise – £18.99 on Amazon

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

JLab GO Air Sport true wireless earbuds – available in graphite, light blue, green, sand, teal and yellow from Argos, Freemans, Very and Amazon UK for just £29.99

Power through your hardest or easiest workout. With 32+ hours of total playtime and our smallest sport fit ever, the GO Air Sport are mighty (and fun). Auto connect to your device to walk, run, HIIT or talk on-the-GO. The ergonomic earhook fits even the smallest ears and stay securely and comfortably in place.

Full track controls, call handling and smart assistant activation using touch sensor controls. Enjoy 3 built-in EQ settings to enhance your workout with IP55 sweat and water resistance for when you’re on the GO.

GO Air Sport features 8+ hours of playtime in each earbud and 24+ extra hours from the charging case (32+ hours total). Return to the case to recharge the buds, and use the integrated USB cable to charge the case.

With just a few taps via touch sensors, you can choose your sound preference: JLab Signature, Balanced and Bass Boost modes – without an app.An IP55 sweat resistance holds up against sweat and dirt, so hit the trails, the gym and more. The ergonomic earhook fits even the smallest ears and stay securely and comfortably in place. Try all sizes of the gel tips to get a secure fit and just GO.

RENPHO R3 3200rpm Handheld Percussion Muscle Massager with 2500mAh Battery and Type-C Charging for Muscle Pain Relief Recovery – £79.99 on Amazon.co.uk

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

FOR DRIVERS
MIOFIVE AI-enabled smartest 5G Wi-Fi 4K UHD dash cam with built-in 64GB eMMC storage capacity – available on Amazon UK now for £149.99.
With True 4K Sony IMX 415 sensor, 2.2 inch IPS Display, Stop & Go Artificial Intelligence and built-in GPS, G-Sensor

Equipped with a Sony IMX 415 sensor that captures footage at a 4K Ultra-High-Definition resolution (4K 3840 x 2160P@30fps), the MIOFIVE dash cam can capture four times more details than traditional driving recorders, coming as close as it gets to a “human eyes” experience. Boasting seven sets of high-transmittance lenses and F1.8 aperture, the drive recordings are captured in superb high definition. The large filming angle of FOV 140° also allows drivers to capture as many details as possible.

The 2.2-inch display in IPS technology allows for larger viewing angles, sharper color reproduction, and better contrast values. It can deliver ultra-wide 160-degree vertical and horizontal viewing angles and present a larger color gamut for a super-clear display in rich colors from large angles without disturbing blurs. The Sony Starvis Night Vision technology enables the MIOFIVE to capture footage in high resolution with or without daylight, taking clear and bright color photos and videos in low light conditions, even at long distances or on rainy days. This technology allows users to even use the MIOFIVE, once hard wired, as surveillance camera system for when any bumps or physical movements are detected in a low-light environment on the Time Lapse and G-sensor.

The built-in GPS technology within the MIOFIVE examines the driving environment through its DSP (Digital Signal Process) analyzing function. It monitors and displays real-time trip data including time, speed (km/h, mph), position coordinates. It also can track the exact location of an accident if one should occur, which is crucial for roadside assistance and insurance claims. The AI Algorithm featured in the MIOFIVE includes a “Stop and Go” function, which automatically activates when the car is stopping still after another vehicle in front of a red traffic light over 5 seconds. Once the front car moves away at the green light, a warning will be issued for the driver to go.

Thanks to the included 64GB eMMC storage, all drive recording are kept in a truly reliable way. The storage has a 10 time longer lifespan than the general external memory cards with faster reading and writing speed at 50MB/s. Every detail of each journey is recorded on the intelligent and convenient “MIOFIVE” APP which allows users to view or download recorded videos directly on iOS and Android devices and even save them on their phone. The GPS technology makes it incredibly easy for users to retrieve driving routes, speed, and reports during every journey on the App. The information can be accessed at the ultimate speed of 5GHz Wi-Fi to seamlessly live-view and download what the dash cam has captured, allowing users to review, browse, and playback the 4K videos from the dash cam’s eMMC storage. It also allows videos to be downloaded to a local album for further usage.

HaloLock™ Car Charger with CryoBoost™: The fastest MagSafe charging while navigating. £41.99 from Amazon.

The HaloLock™ Car Charger with CryoBoost charges faster while navigating than any other magnetic wireless charger when using an 18W+ power adapter (not included). Compatible with iPhone 13/12 series, the magnets automatically align the phone and the charger to give faster and easier charging with a magnetic place-and-go convenience.

The powerful magnets with 1,400 g of holding force keep the phone securely in place even when driving on bumpy roads. Like the other products in the new range, a full ring of magnets and adjustable ball joint provides users with access to a wide-range of angles and orientations to ensure the most comfortable view.

FOR THE HOME CHEFS
Proscenic T22 Air Fryer with 13 Presets & Shake Reminder, Oil Free Air Fryer 5L, Low-Noise, Compatible with APP & Alexa, 100+ Online Recipes, LED Touch Screen, Non-Stick Basket, 1700W. RRP £119 on Amazon

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

FOR THE COMMUTERS
Trust Eco Friendly Bologna Laptop Bag 16” – Made from up to 11 recycled PET bottles – currently on offer on Amazon for just £18.99

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN – Bologna laptop bag is made from 11 recycled PET bottles and certified according to the Global Recycled Standard– meaning no emotional baggage!

SPACIOUS –With a padded, top-loading laptop sleeve suited for 16″ laptops and a zippered front pocket for extra storage

SECURE – Padded compartments and metal zippers of this briefcase keep your belongings and accessories safe and secure

TRAVEL BUDDY – A trolley strap and accessories pouch let you carry your gear comfortably, safely, and in style

ADJUSTABLE – A removable and adjustable shoulder strap ensures better comfort, while a handle allows you to carry the bag in one hand

ONYX BOOX Note Air2 Series New Note Air2 Plus ePaper and New Note Air2 Plus ePaper tablets – The Note Air2 is available on Amazon for $479.99, Amazon UK for £449.99 whilst the Note Air2 Plus is available on Amazon for $499 and Amazon UK for £469.99.

ONYX’s BOOX Note Air2 Series and New Note Air2 Plus ePaper tablets allow users to write and draw more flexibly, enjoy a custom reading experience and open two apps, side by side with the flexible split screen. To create a strong Note Air2 Plus and Note Air2, several layers and screens are pressed vertically into an Aluminium case. Even with an asymmetric design, the force is evenly distributed among the parts because the body is structured as a whole. As a result, when both devices are held, it is easy to notice the smooth Aluminium finish as well as the solid quality provided by the material and structure.
One of the largest enhancements to the Note Air2 Plus is the support for a magnetic protective case. To emphasize the Note Air2 Plus’s modern style, the case is made of two parts: fine PU leather in vibrant orange and a fabric spine in Denim blue. The Note Air2 Plus is still 5.8mm thick. But it has a larger battery than other thin ePaper tablets, thanks to a premium construction technique and all-new compatibility. In standby mode, the 3700mAh battery can last for weeks.
The Note Air2 Plus and Note Air2 are the most advanced products in the BOOX 10.3-inch Note Air tablet line, with Android 11 and the most recent Boox firmware. Compatible with 17 digital file formats, the Note Air2 series tablets can display work and study files in any form. Whether users need to read PDF, MOBI, EPUB, FB2, or other digital documents, they can open them instantly without any conversion hassle.

HaloLock™ 2-in-1 Wireless Charger with CryoBoost™: The fastest MagSafe charging while watching videos with MagSafe charging for AirPod. £54.99 from Amazon.
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Cyroboost is a combination of a phone cooling fan and heat-dissipating components to keep a phone cooler whilst wirelessly charging, resulting in a significantly faster wireless charge than official MagSafe chargers

The HaloLock™ 2-in-1 Wireless Charger with CryoBoost™ charges the iPhone 13/12 series and AirPods 3/Pro/2 simultaneously for a more convenient, space-saving charging experience. Its powerful magnets provide 1,000 g holding force for the phone, while the 360° magnetic ring lets users easily switch between portrait and landscape modes. In addition, the adjustable ball joint ensures the perfect viewing angle.

At night it is possible to enable dark charging mode with the press of a button to turn off the status light for uninterrupted sleep whilst charging, however the CryoBoost fast charging not supported in dark charging mode.

ESR Gear HaloLock™ 3-in-1 Charger Stand with CryoBoost™. £63.99 from Amazon and the ESRGear website.

ESR’s HaloLock™ 3-in-1 Charger Stand with CryoBoost™ technology allows users to charge their iPhones 14/13/12, AirPods 3/2/Pro, and Apple Watches all at the same time with super-fast charging speeds.
When phones are using GPS or being used to watch videos while being wirelessly charged, they heat up faster than usual. By keeping the phone cool during charging, HaloLock™ chargers with CryoBoost™ can charge an iPhone playing a video over 4.5 hours faster than official MagSafe Chargers, making them the fastest MagSafe-style chargers for phones in active use.
Thanks to the CyroBoost technology, this charger charges phones in 3 hours, comparing to 3rd-Party MagSafe Chargers which take 4 hours 50 minutes. The fast and easy MagSafe-style wireless charging that ESR’s 3-in-1 Charger provides is ideal for quick charging of devices, whilst also providing a handy organising space for devices, so charging can happen when the user’s electronics are resting on the stand. The 3-in-1 charger is complete with MagSafe-style wireless charging stand with phone-cooling tech, AirPods magnetic charging pad, and Apple watch charging stand.

ESR HaloLock Mini–Kickstand Wireless Power Bank. £46.99 from Amazon in Black and White.

ESR’s HaloLock Kickstand Wireless Power Bank allows users to charge their phones whilst using the stand feature to prop them up. The stand can be used to hold phones in either landscape or portrait which makes it ideal for use for calling friends or watching videos whilst simultaneously charging the device. Magnets with 1000g of holding force align phones with the charger to ensure that MagSafe-style wireless charging automatically begins as soon the power bank is attached, meaning reliable charging is maintained throughout use.

The Kickstand is also designed to be portable, so users can charge their phones through the stand on the go! In addition to this, it is possible to choose to turn off the charging feature of the stand to save the power of the portable charger and use solely as a stand if power isn’t required.

The conveniently located USB-C port and pass-through charging let users simultaneously charge their phones and the power bank at the same time, allowing for the bank to remain charged up for future use. Offering two ways of charging: wired (12W) and wireless (7.5W), the kickstand caters to users charging preferences.

EXCITRUS NitroCharge 30 Pro 30W magnetic wireless portable charger with 10,000mAh Li-Polymer battery to charge 3 devices simultaneously for ultimate convenience – £51 on EXCITRUS

The NitroCharge 30 Pro is a powerful charger that is capable of charging 3 devices simultaneously. Compatible with USB-C laptops, phones, earbuds and other wireless devices, it is ideal for those travelling or commuting as it can keep all devices powered up. Using the super-fast charging, it can charge up to 30W and means that a smartphone can be charged up to 80% in just one hour or a USB-C laptop or MacBook up to 50% in the same timeframe.

Portable and convenient, the NitroCharge 30 Pro is slim but still holds a lot of power. Smaller than a typical mobile phone, it is extremely easy and comfortable to travel with whilst still being able to hold a lot of charge. The premium fabric doesn’t only look good and provide both style and comfort but it also is water repellent and soil resistant so it remains clean, safe and comfortable to use. Featuring an elegant brightening and LED display screen, it is user-friendly and also simple to see how much charge is left on the device.

With a premium 10,000mAh Li-Polymer battery, the wireless charger has been built with 8 Level Safety Protection and will maintain capacity and output levels for years whilst remaining safe to use. With its 30W USB-C Power Delivery 3.0 input, users are able to recharge the power bank to 70% in just 1 hour meaning that they never need to be out of charge for long.

FOR THE GAMER
Trust GXT 834 Callaz TKL Mechnical Keyboard – £44.99 from Amazon and in store at GAME

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According to GfK market research, 20% of PC gamers prefer a compact gaming keyboard. To address these gamers, Trust is adding new TKL (tenkeyless) keyboards to its assortment. TKL keyboards take less space on the desk, which give more space for mouse movements. GfK research shows that TKL and mechanical switches are the two major trends within gaming. After the GXT 833 Thado TKL Keyboard, Trust has launched its second compact keyboard – one that is mechanical to tap into the second-largest trend in the market. This model strengthens Trust’s assortment and is expected to grow its market share.
The GXT 834 Callaz TKL Mechanical Keyboard’s responsive mechanical Outemu switches last up to 50 million key presses, making it ideal for intensive and long gaming sessions again and again. The tenkeyless sturdy design ensures the keyboard doesn’t take up too much space, allowing for other peripherals (and, of course, snacks), while a metal top plate further enhances the durability of the keyboard.
For an impressive look, the Callaz includes rainbow-wave lighting featuring 6 colours with 20 modes – and adjustable brightness and speed for an extra dash (or 10) of flavour to any gaming setup.
Key features of the Callaz keyboard:
• Compact, space-saving ‘TKL’ layout
• Red Outemu linear mechanical switches that last up to 50 million keystrokes
• Durable metal top plate for a solid feel
• Multicolour backlighting in 6 fixed colours with 20 modes in adjustable brightness and speed
• 11 direct access Fn media keys

Trust GXT 391 Thian wireless gaming headset – £59.99 from Amazon and in store at GAME

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The Trust GXT 391 Thian wireless headset is built with the environment – and comfort – in mind, with a lightweight, eco-friendly design made partially from recycled materials, and durable leatherette ear pads with a mesh top layer for breathability. The lightweight (197g) design includes an integrated rechargeable battery offering 13 hours of playtime, while the included 5.8Ghz USB dongle delivers a blazing-fast connection, for no delay whilst gaming.
For easy and convenient control, the Thian’s earcups include controls to adjust volume and the mute status on the included foldaway microphone which is flexible, rotatable, and includes a pop filter.
Key features
• Suitable for Gaming, Home, Daily use
• Rich sound through the 40mm drivers
• Eco-friendly design; made from recycled materials
• Lightweight for hours of comfortable gaming and mesh/leatherette earpads – the best of both worlds
• 13 hours of continuous playtime with the integrated rechargeable battery
• Suitable for PC/laptop, PS4 Original, PS4 Pro, PS4 Slim, PS5, PS5 Digital
• Foldaway microphone and on-ear volume control with microphone mute button
• Wireless with a fast 5.8 GHz connection; USB dongle included. Can also be used wired with the included 1.2m audio cable

GameSir X3 Type-C Peltier-Cooled Ergonomic Mobile Gaming Controller – £99.99/$99.99 from Amazon

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GameSir’s X3 Type-C peltier-cooled mobile gaming controller is designed specifically for mobile gaming, aiming to ensure that gamers no longer need to make the decision between a mobile controller or a phone cooler – combining both into one device for a superior performance.
Allowing users to have the best of both worlds, the X3 Type-C is a wired controller integrated with an ergonomic phone cooler. This ensures that it delivers a console-like experience whilst ensuring that any overheating issues with phones are solved easily. With a combination of 4000 mm² cooling area, 128 heat transfer columns and 7500RPM 7-blade fan for increased airflow, it can efficiently cool down a phone once the power is connected so that gaming can continue without any delays or problems.
Designed for pro-level gaming, the device features bumpers, triggers, face buttons and a D-pad that all come with Kailh switches that are resistant to up to 3 million clicks to ensure that there is crisp tactile feedback that feels more advanced than previous mobile gaming device.
The X3 Type-C supports nearly all controller-supported Android games as well as multiple popular cloud gaming platforms such as Microsoft’s xCloud, Google Stadia, Vortex, Amazon Luna, NVIDIA GeForce Now, Steam Link, and more, allowing it to be compatible with most cloud games and bringing an outstanding experience.

FOR THE PHONE ADDICT
EXCITRUS aluminium alloy 3 in 1 Magnetic Wireless Charging stand for iPhones and AirPods – £43 on the EXCITRUS website

Featuring strong and powerful MagSafe magnets that hold iPhone 12 and above models in place – without fear of falling whilst pressing or rotating – the sleek charging stand effortlessly removes clutter from desks. Including an elegant light circle with 32 lights inside for added ambience and to guide users to the correct charging spot, the device can charge three devices simultaneously, supporting 15w fast wireless charging for iPhones and AirPods thanks to the Magnetic Wireless (Qi)Charging.

Together with the included 18W fast charger, the package also includes a USB C-C cable and an additional USB-A socket on the rear to allow for the quick charge 3.0 of additional devices, such as Apple Watch or Apple Pencil or any other desired electronical device.
For additional safety and peace of mind, the charging stand also has safety features such as foreign object detection, over voltage, over current, over charge, short circuit and temperature and protection.

FOR THE STRESSED OUT IN NEED OF A PAMPER SESSION
RENPHO Eye Massager with Heat, Air Compression, Wireless Music Rechargeable Eye Therapy Massager for Relieve Eye Strain Dark Circles Eye Bags Dry Eye Improve Sleep – £54.99 from Amazon

Renpho’s eye massage adopts kneading, trigger point comfort, oscillating pressure, and rhythmic percussion massaging. Built-in heating pads provide a comfortable temperature between 104 and 107 degrees Fahrenheit(40℃-42℃), better for relieving eye strain, eye puffiness, dry eyes, etc. Note 1: We do not recommend customers use Renpho eye massager if they have undergone eye operation, retina condition, cataract, glaucoma, and other eye diseases, etc.

FOR THE CAMPING PROFESSIONALS
Aerative Heated Clothes Airer Hanger – £75 from Amazon

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The Aerative portable dryer is lightweight, portable, and powerful, allowing users up to 8-hours of automatic drying. Safe for cabin or checked luggage, the Aerative is an ideal option for those who wish to dry clothes on the go.
Thanks to its in-built technology designed to dry any spills, rain, or sweat, the Aerative dryer allows users to truly look after their garments on the go. Perfect for travelling or commuting to deal with any unexpected downpours, accidents or to hand wash and dry clothes without needing to go to the launderette, Aerative features a UV lamp that eliminates 99.9% of potentially harmful bacteria and mites to eliminate any unwanted germs on clothes whilst simultaneously drying them.
With fully extendable and rotatable arms, the Aerative is fully adaptable to work in all spaces and thanks to its patented air duct design, it is powerful enough to dry clothes and shoes. The dryer, working through ejecting hot air through its air ducts features an alloy wire heating mechanism, which ensures an efficient, safe, and stable operation of the device. The kit comes complete with 1x Aerative device, 1x drawstring protective pouch, 4x clothes pegs, and 1x instruction manual.

FOR PET LOVERS
Enabot EBO AIR – Next generation social companion robot, providing comfort, protection, and companionship for everyone in the family – available now in the USA and UK on the Enabot website, Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Currys, Robert Dyas and SND Electrical for $229 and £179.
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Meet the all-new Enabot EBO AIR Robot from Enabot. This updated version of the whole home IP camera is the perfect companion for your pets and family members if you’re required to leave home for extended periods of time. Schedule a time and using auto-cruise & motion detection the Enabot EBO AIR Pet Robot will set off with its 1080P HD night-vision enabled camera and 2-way audio, automatically alerting you to anything suspicious in it’s FOV directly through the free Ebo App.

Enabot EBO AIR Pet Robot supports Multiple-users, through the Ebo Air Pet Camera, your family members will be able to play with your kids & pets, long-distance & uninterrupted interaction is now possible. Ebo’s eyes, movements, and sounds mimic real-life play, constantly keeping your kids & pets engaged. Ebo Air can recognise the faces of people, cats, dogs and intelligently follow the selected subjects for simple interaction and will also take pictures/video automatically in autor cruise mode.

Ebo Air is able to adapt and change its voice and behaviour according to its environment and also have a built in laser teaser to be used at a click of the button. Ebo even automatically returns to its dock when it needs to be charged. Using advanced ToF technology, Ebo can detect all sorts of obstacles ahead & it comes to a full stop, avoiding accidents. Patrolling through the house anytime, anywhere.

HOME TRENDS: NEUTRAL COLORS, REISSUES, FASHION AND SUSTAINABILITY WILL DESIGN A NEW WAY OF LIVING

During the recent edition of the Milano Design Week, Design Italy tapped into the home trends to expect the upcoming seasons

At this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, Design Italy – the e-commerce platform for Italian design & furniture brands – scouted out the most up-and-coming design trends that will define contemporary living. Dream-like furniture and design objects destined to become the most searched-for (and sold) on the web this year.

Online furniture shopping has seen strong and rapid growth worldwide, and Design Italy offers the global market (85% export) over 12,000 Italian-made products from 140 selected brands.

Neutral colors and evocative forms

This year’s collections feature light, muted colors, and many furnishings are in enveloping and relaxing earth tones: ochre, cream, beige, gray, and endless delicate variations. These colors are used for more intimate spaces in the home, starting with bedrooms, but also adapt well to all spaces including living rooms, terraces and bathrooms.

Dale Italia’s Quiete armchair features dusty colors and natural materials, with wood that gently curves to accommodate soft cushions. Seating elements in general are wide and cozy, like My Home Collection’s Bordone rotating maxi sofa in a cozy pearl gray.

These neutral shades lend themselves to contemporary styles and leave room for those who want to customize their spaces, like Mogg Design’s tall sideboard Tower Madia, with a minimalist structure that blend in with the home’s architecture. The chaise longue Cocky, customized by the rapper Sfera Ebbasta for Driade, is in soft baby pink eco fur. When it comes to outdoor furniture, round shapes and vibrant colors are what triumph, as seen in the Capri chair by Medaarch.

Re-editions

This year many companies are reissuing their classic designs, which have a reassuring effect with their nods to tradition, memories and desires in the collective imagination. One of the most iconic frameless armchairs, the Karelia by Liisi Beckmann for Zanotta, is offered with the addition of feet that allow it to be assembled into multiple furnishing elements. Cassina is also reissuing 50 limited editions of Gaetano Pesce’s Tramonto in New York sofa in a larger format.

Sustainable design

Sustainability is advancing in the design world, and key brands are earnestly embracing a path of greater respect for the environment by offering a conscious vision of living, with furniture and decor made entirely from recycled materials and using optimized production processes.

Examples include designer and weaver Loredana Giulioli, whose artwork – including masks and embroidered canvases – is produced with salvaged fabrics, as well as Vico Magistretti’s Russel chair for Serralunga, which is made of rotational molded plastic and is entirely recyclable. Dygodesign, a young Tuscan company, has a collection of 3D-printed vases in PLA made from corn.

Then there are High Society Studio’s Highlight pendant lamps, which are crafted from the by-products of vines, tobacco and hemp, their hues reflect those of these plants. Talenti’s recent collection of outdoor furniture items was also produced thanks to post-consumer recycled PET bottles, meaning the furniture collection itself can also be recycled. Lessmore also produced a mini collection in certified wood, designed by architect Giorgio Caporaso for PEFC Italia, in support of the “Forests are Home” campaign.

Craftsmanship meets innovation

All design objects have a story to tell an identity defined by new criteria of research and innovation, with a skillful blend of technology and craftsmanship. In home decor, products with a refined look and feel continue to triumph. Such objects include JCP Universe’s Glome Z vases in mouth-blown Murano glass, with color castings and silver fragments, inspired by nebulas in space. FontanaArte is also celebrating 90 years of Italian-made designs by presenting iconic pieces from as early as 1932.

Community life

Due also to the changes ushered in by the pandemic, domestic spaces have transformed into places where people increasingly spend their free time. Home is a refuge where we welcome friends, colleagues and family, and where we spend increasingly more time, also working from home.
These changes can be seen in large tables created in a variety of different materials and shapes. Zanotta repurposed its Quaderna collection of tables designed by Superstudio. Glossy finishes or reconstituted stone are used for the NVL Table by MDF, designed by Jean Nouvel, with a 3-meter oval top with a central base composed of two supporting structures that taper as they reach the tabletop.
And then, are the important moments of play and fun at home, made possible by design products such as those offered by Impatia: crystal foosball tables, pink velvet pool tables, and poker tables with marble inserts for an endless entertainment.

Fashion and design

Collaborations between the fashion and furniture worlds are increasingly common, and companies in the fashion world create partnerships with companies from the furniture sector or design their own collections. These collaborations benefit the market as they maximize cross-selling and foster synergies while kindling the imaginations of designers, who have always heeded the world of architecture and interior design.

Missoni launched its Art de la Table series, a collection of ceramics decorated in black and white with the brand’s distinctive zig-zag pattern. Casa Marras’s Fratelli Pois is a ceramics collection decorated by the fashion designer Antonio Marras, using the decal technique.

DESIGN ITALY

E-commerce website Design Italy was founded in 2019 with the goal of promoting Italian design globally. Featuring exclusively Italian-made contemporary designs by over 140 selected brands, Design Italy ships to over 100 countries, with designs including home décor, lighting, accessories and fashion, with special and customizable collections that offer clients a unique experience accompanied by exceptional customer service. Visit www.designitaly.com to learn more.

For Memoir Fans…

Rock ‘n’ Roll Nanny – Sally Arnold (October 2022)

Genres: Memoir, Celebrity, Music Industry
Publisher: Silverwood
Publication date: October 2022
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From Rock and Roll legends to ministers of state, this literary journey brings in some of the most iconic and formidable characters of our age by a formidable, trailblazing woman who has lived through myriad incredible moments in time. From The Who and The Jaggers to the Royals and State leaders, Sally has seen it all and worked with massive household names. From her time with the fated American rock band Lynyrd Skynyd, through to Classic FM and all round the networks of Charity Projects, Comic Relief and numerous other high-profile events with the likes of Princess Diana, the stories are vivid and eye-opening.
Sally was the first woman in the UK to get a tattoo over her mastectomy scar having battled breast cancer. Sally was the first female tour manager for The Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel, The Who and Lynard Skynard. Sally really is the epitome of a true, strong, independent, trailblazing woman.
Find out what really happens in the places where cameras don’t go! Capture a unique awareness of the real journeys that paved the way for some of the most inspiring figures and ground-breaking thinkers and performers of our time, from the perspective of a Norland Nurse. Rock’n’roll Nanny is a must read for fans and believers alike and provides immeasurable insight, unseen images, photographs and thoughts into some of the most prolific people of our time.

On Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service – Sir Michael Burton (September 2022)

Genres: Memoir, Historical Biography
Publisher: IB2 Media
Publication date: 13th September 2022
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“You’re good at languages. That means you go into the Diplomatic,” pronounced the father of the teenage Michael Burton.
And so began a diplomatic career, ranging from Khartoum to the Khyber Pass, that encompassed a wide variety of experiences: resolving tribal uprisings among Gulf Arabs, helping from Paris to achieve Britain’s entry into Europe, smoothing the path to a united Germany in Berlin after the fall of The Wall, and serving as British Ambassador in a post from which he had been banned by the Foreign Office twenty-eight years earlier.
Sir Michael Burton’s fascinating memoir describes interactions with four British prime ministers, an American president, an Arab king and a master Soviet spy – not to mention facilitating royal visits to several of his postings, which displayed Britain’s ‘soft power’ in action.
In the process, Burton vividly illustrates British diplomacy at work, and reveals an aspect of Britain’s governance that rarely sees the light of day.

For those who love getting stuck into a gripping story…

The Castleby Series by J M Simpson (Sea State – December 2021, Sea Change – March 2022, Sea Shaken – September 2022)

Publisher: Independently Published
Publication date: Sea State (December 2021), Sea Change (March 2022), Sea Shaken (September 2022)
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Her life hangs in the balance. He needs to be sure she is dead.
All is not well in Castleby.
Jesse Stevens lies in a coma after being pulled off a cliff by a psychopath who escaped from prison to find her.
He is in hiding, also hurt from the fall, but fuelled with rage. He needs to make sure she’s dead. If she isn’t, he’ll finish the job once and for all.
Military Intelligence Officer, Sam Jones, missing presumed dead, returns from Afghanistan after two years of brutal torture in captivity. Struggling to cope, Sam has no desire to carry on living, or return to family life, with his wife, Sophie, and son, Marcus.
Sophie is desperate to help Sam recover and leans heavily on her friend and ex-forces soldier Foxy for support.
Castleby is plagued by a series of unexplained deaths among the elderly and that of a local fisherman. Inspector Steve Miller works closely with the new local GP, Kate Cooper, to try and find an explanation and they eventually uncover the sinister truth.
Intrigue, drama, suspense and a hint of romance continue in the third of the Castleby Series.

The Old Familiar Places – Sam Emony (September 2022)

Genre: Fiction, Coming Of Age, Romance
Publisher: Brown Dog Books
Publication date: 8th September 2022
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Shy, bookish, Sonny Jackson attends a family funeral and in that instant, transforms his future. From a student pianist to playing with legends, this is the tale of how one extraordinary meeting can change your life.
Ruby, the striking young widow, tears up the rule book, and pushes Sonny to believe he can escape his semi-detached suburban hell in Manchester. Ruby pulls the strings, schemes with others, and manipulates Sonny as he she sees fit. London’s calling and New York is on the horizon, but behind the fancy façade are dark secrets.
Hang on tight as the past catches up with the present.

The Stealing by S. A. Sutila (March 2022)

Genre: Modern Gothic Romance, Speculative Fiction, Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Advantage
Publication date: March 8 2022 (hardcover April 5 2022)
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She chose to die. Now she chooses to live. And love. But her spirit has been claimed by a dark presence.
In the final year of high school, Sarah Vise’s life is set to start and finish on a literal dead-end street on the coast of Delaware. Abandoned by her mother, Sarah works endless hours on her domineering father’s fishing boat in the shadow of a run-down lighthouse. However, with an offer to college and after an intriguing encounter with her blue-eyed neighbour Grant, a fire is sparked inside Sarah. She is filled with a passionate desire to break free and carve out her own future for herself.
Sarah’s hopes are dashed when her callous father refuses to let her leave, and in desperation, she surrenders herself to the crashing waves. Grant frantically saves her from certain death, but her weakened spirit is taken by a dark-if alluring-presence to the afterlife. Captivated and too beaten down by life to resist, Sarah at first allows herself to be overcome by the hunter-sage. But she learns that Max is demonic in his need to control her and she once again has to beg for her freedom. Striking a terrible deal, Sarah steps back into her life and embarks on a romantic relationship with love-struck Grant. But the clock is ticking loudly, and Sarah’s fate is as unpredictable as the winds that lash her prison.
Debut novelist Sharon Sutila has masterfully crafted a modern-day heroine in this new take on Gothic Romance set in the Eighties. The plot is likened to a mounting hurricane. In the calm eye of the storm, it is a sweet romance, but when the wind picks up, the story changes direction and the ending flips multiple times, leaving the reader on the edge of their seat to find out what happens to Sarah.

Felix Unbound – Cathy Gunn (Autumn 2020)

Genre: Magical Realism, Fantasy, Adult Fiction
Publisher: New Generation Publishing
Publication date: First released in Autumn 2020
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Did you ever wonder what might happen if your cat turned human?

When feisty Tiffany loses her temper with boyfriend Anthony, and accidentally topples a set of inherited Egyptian figurines, ancient forces take their mischievous revenge…and grant her careless wish that men were more like her tabby cat, Felix.
It’s fun at first, as Tiffany and Felix gleefully launch him into her social circle, but it soon becomes clear that charismatic Felix spells trouble. As he wins lightning fast success as a talented artist, Tiffany and her friends’ relationships begin to flex and recalibrate – not always for the better.
There’s something more afoot here; and Tiffany realises that whatever’s got into her cat and his art, has appeared before in her curious family.
Suspicious elders, Ozzy and Iris, circle as ‘Felix’ and his artworks peak and spiral into trouble. Tiffany meets a promising new love and, in this tightly-woven dark comedy of manners, develops a conscience about some – but not all – of Felix’s effects on her friends’ lives. Torn between helping fast-deteriorating Felix avoid Ozzy and Iris’s sinister grasp, or just washing her hands of him, she finally chooses. But none see coming the bizarre opportunity seized by fading but predatory and cunning Felix.

“Highly entertaining, but a story that is also haunting with a twist in the tale” – Amazon review

For Readers Who Appreciate Action & Adventure…

East German Spy Mistress – Natalie Pastukhova (October 2022)

Genres: General Fiction (Adult), Adventure, Contemporary Historical Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Brown Dog Books
Publication date: 22nd September 2022
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It is 1955. An East German agent – a disillusioned man who hates pretty girls – is sent to spy on a non-existent missile test in Cyrenaica. It is intended that he be caught.
Ulrica, his boss, is busy smuggling stolen paintings and coins to the West in readiness to defect.
A group of British Army and R.A.F. officers, aware of communist traitors in the Civil Service, devise a deception to draw them from their lairs.
Every subterfuge miscarries. Ingenuity counts for nothing. No one foresees the outcome, yet everyone ends up with more or less the slice of cake they deserve.
Major Dardry is a wily and perceptive intelligence officer. Ulrica too is a heroine of sorts. Her espionage threads go back to wartime Tangier and although living out a life which she neither sought nor enjoys, tries to lessen the chaos and damage which she is tasked with sowing.

N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia – Mark Piesing (October 2022 – UK Release)

Genres: Historical, Aviation, Non-Fiction
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication date: 13 October 2022
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The riveting true story of the largest polar rescue mission in history: the desperate race to find the survivors of the glamorous Arctic airship Italia, which crashed near the North Pole in 1928.
Triumphantly returning from the North Pole on May 24, 1928, the world-famous exploring airship Italia—code-named N-4—was struck by a terrible storm and crashed somewhere over the Arctic ice, triggering the largest polar rescue mission in history. Helping lead the search was Roald Amundsen, the poles’ greatest explorer, who himself soon went missing in the frozen wastes. Amundsen’s body has never been found, the last victim of one of the Arctic’s most enduring mysteries . . .

For Those Who Love A Whodunnit…

Countdown to a Killing – Tom MacAulay (July 2022)

Genre: Literary Fiction, Epistolary, Modern Fiction, Thriller/Murder Mystery
Publisher: Red Door Press
Publication date: July 7 2022
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London, Sicily, Huddersfield 2016–2017: Wen Li is a deeply kind and sensitive twenty-nine-old British-Chinese woman who suffers from severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which manifests itself in an incessant, overwhelming fear that she might have murderous impulses. Unlucky in love and emotionally scarred, Wen falls for colleague, Lomax Clipper, a tremendously frustrated and delusional Englishman. He’s in love with a Sicilian young woman he met while working in Italy, but he and Wen do share a mutual loathing of their boss, Julian Ponsonby. Julian’s struggling too – with a toxic relationship and his father’s refusal to accept his sexuality. On his return to Sicily, via a sabbatical, Lomax befriends Fifi de Angelis, a vulnerable Sicilian man with restricted growth who has been ostracised by his family.
An original concept, this is an innovative novel in literary fiction told through interwoven correspondence, emails and WhatsApp messages. With the suspense around an impending murder steadily building, Countdown to a Killing is a deep exploration of multiple perspectives and points of view of individuals who are inextricably bound.
The key themes of love, sexuality, ethnicity, mental health and acceptance are sensitively explored in a unique linear yet multi-layered and metafictional narrative. Packed with humour, heartache and a cast of expertly-crafted characters, this contemporary take on the epistolary novel will have you laughing and crying in equal measure.

Different timelines: future, dystopian, alternative history & more!

The Gothengau Colony – William Logan (June 2022)

Genre: Alternate History, Fiction, Counterfactual Fiction, Action & Adventure
Publisher: Heart of Bruce
Publication date: June 2022
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When saving a life in 1946 Alabama, Amish giant Konrad took one in return and must run before the electric chair claims him. In New York, Nazi propaganda fools him into jumping on a ship to Berlin, capital of the Third Reich. In 1965, at Gothengau, an SS-run colony in Ukraine, a terrorist rocket attack on Berlin compels soldier-farmer Konrad to focus on his duty: commanding an SS convict battalion. He must flex his muscle for the armed forces or the Holocaust’s perpetrators – his superiors, colleagues, and neighbours in Ukraine. Survival means playing both sides, but will the fellow German-Americans he arrived with 20 years earlier join him in his fight and in the process, trigger the dawn of a Fourth Reich?

The East German Police Girl – Natalia Pastukhova (28 May 2022)

Title: The East German Police Girl
Author: Natalia Pastukhova
Genre: General Fiction (Adult), Historical Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Brown Dog Books
Publication date: 28 May 2022
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In a small university town in East Germany, during the hard winter of 1955, a plot emerges – tangled yet uncontrived – to put a lump in your throat.
Told to the author by her grandfather, this is a tale of fear, distrust and bravery. Threads of doubt and deceit are interwoven with endearing touches of goodness, dry humour and the bygone patterns of everyday life. Its gravity is simple yet emotional.
Uta, a young police lady, is plucky and right-minded having had fixed on a plan, gives it her best shot.
Isolde, a shy and ingenuous musician, with her patched clothes and innocent ways, submits obediently to a wrongful death.
The players, inured to hardship and intrigue, are neither deluded nor pretentious. They have simpler and less hard-to-unravel motives than modern society’s galaxy of posers and dissemblers.

Urban Scarecrows– Jim Chambers (May 2022)

Genre: General Fiction (Adult), Mystery & Thrillers, Politics
Publisher: Silverwood Books Ltd
Publication date: May 2022
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The Labour Party election victory of 2019 ushers into power a radical socialist government which swiftly mutates to a British form of totalitarian Marxism in its quest for social justice and equality. Dominic Green, a Labour Party activist and celebrity chef, is caught up in the economic and social crisis as the country lurches towards civil war.
Taunted by the jibes of his volatile Spanish wife, Rosa, he moves from denial to acceptance to opposition and becomes a totemic media figure in the struggles. His marriage is in terminal decline; Rosa cannot forgive his philandering or his support of the government. His family falls apart as Rosa leaves him and one son is incarcerated, whilst the other attempts to liberate his sibling. Labelled a turncoat terrorist he is hunted by the brutal SNPS state police whose attempts to subjugate the population includes ‘urban scarecrowing’.
Who can he trust as he goes on the run whilst assisting the resistance movement? Will Rosa forgive him as she tracks his public pronouncements and his efforts to free their son? Will Dominic escape the clutches of the SNPS as the net closes? Will international outrage translate into military intervention as sections of the armed forces rebel? And can Dominic survive and recover his relationship with Rosa and their surviving son?

A New Dark Age by Ross Patrick (January 2022)

Genre: Dystopian, Speculative
Publisher: Brown Dog Books
Publication date: eBook – 14th December 2021
Paperback – 27th January 2022
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When the collapsing began, in a system where scarcity was a commodity, there was always a need for the unemployed, the homeless and the hungry. When most people could no longer afford consumer goods, there were riots. The rulers called it an attack on democracy.
The riots were met with militarised, armoured police. With falling tax revenues, companies took over financing the police, so the police increasingly functioned as capitalism’s own Praetorian Guard; sometimes supporting rival business leaders, sometimes bringing about their demise, and all the while living standards fell and the state started to crumble.
For Esme Sedgebrook, growing up in the provinces, there is no future other than an arranged marriage, motherhood, and domesticity, fleeing to join the uprising is as much about personal transformation as it is political.

Crossing Lines – Kathryn Pana (July 20)

Title: Crossing Lines
Author: Kathryn Pana
Genre: Adult Fiction, Thriller
Publisher: Pegasus
Publication date: July 2022
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Sergeant Will Falco has an unlikely new team member after Kathy Hill left his alpha team to start her own. Will his new recruit be good enough? Sergeant Kathy Hill has a new team to train, but the shooting is playing on her mind and her relationship with Sergeant Falco is suffering from his past and his secrets. Can they stay together or will the pressure of it all split them up? With ex fiancées, Kathy’s parents and relationship issues distracting Sergeant Falco, will he see what’s coming or will a new friend step in to save the day?

For Children and Teens…

The Twig Man – Sana Rasoul (October 2022)

Genres: Middle Grade, Children’s, Fantasy, Diverse, Spooky
Publisher: Hashtag Press
Publication date: 6th October 2022
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“A spine-tingling and spooky middle-grade debut! This Halloween there will be children across the country staying up late to read The Twig Man under the covers by torchlight, ready to share the next instalment with their friends at school the following day.”
Beware the Twig Man, the Twig Man’s hex. Beware the Twig Man, or you’ll be NEXT!
It’s been a year since nearly-twelve-year-old Ari’s older sister, Lana, ran away.
Except Ari knows what really happened.
She was taken by the Twig Man, the creepy monster that’s haunted the woods for one hundred years.
No one else will listen, so it’s down to Ari to save his sister.
But he had better hurry, as Ari finds himself next on The Twig Man’s list…

Jump! – J G Nolan (children’s book, September 2022)

Genres: Children Fiction
Publisher: Silverwood Books
Publication date: September 2022
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Robbie Blair is a talented young schoolboy who dreams of being a professional football player when he grows up. He possesses the necessary skills but unfortunately is also set apart from the pack by
his tendency to break bones – lots of them!

When Robbie breaks his femur for the third time during an important trial he discovers he has a form of brittle bones and is resigned to the grim fact that his footballing dream is finally over.
But is it over?

A chance discovery of an old football shirt and then an encounter with a World War 2 veteran in a local old people’s home trigger a mysterious chain of events in Robbie Blair’s life.
Already a Celtic fan, Robbie is introduced to the club’s rich past and in particular the world of the legendary Celtic footballer Patsy Gallacher who bamboozled defenders with his mercurial skills over 100 years ago. Robbie is guided by a mysterious voice, by a face which urges him to think “outside the box”, to train in a different way if he wants to fulfil his ultimate dream of playing professional football for Celtic one day.

Gillian Young – Poppy Loves Devon (June 2022)

Genre: Children’s Fiction, Animals, Middle Grade
Publisher: Matador
Publication date: 28th June 2022
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Poppy Loves Devon is the second in the Crazy Cream Adventure Series. Following on from Poppy on Safari, the pampered life of this crazy cream retriever is turned upside-down when she discovers a lost puppy whilst on holiday with her family.
Poppy wants to befriend anything that moves, but she’s never successful. It seems all the other animals find her too big, loud and boisterous. Dad is convinced she needs a playmate, but Poppy’s unsure. She enjoys the fuss and attention from her family so much, she is not willing to share. The choice is taken away from her when one day a puppy comes along.
However, Poppy soon discovers the puppy is lost and alone. Her big heart and caring nature kicks in when she discovers a monster lurking in a nearby wood. Poppy must act fast to save the farm, her family – and the puppy. Meanwhile, a handsome border collie ticks all the boxes as the ‘perfect’ dog – but is he? Poppy Loves Devon follows her pursuit of making friends but not realising what’s under her very nose.

Gillian Young – Tammy Loves Willow (November 2020)

Hannah Taylor and her border collie, Tammy, have a special bond. They have grown up together and are so close they practically know each other’s thoughts. But when Tammy suddenly falls ill and dies, Hannah is devastated and wonders how she will ever cope with life without her beloved friend.
But life goes on and Hannah must face a new year at high school. Despite the help of her family and friends Hannah misses Tammy so much she loses interest in everything, even the famous summer fayre which occurs every year in the village.
Meanwhile Tammy is also struggling to work out what is happening. After being desperately ill and falling into a deep sleep, she is now feeling better than ever. But Hannah no longer seems able to see or hear her. What’s happened? What’s this limbo Tammy has suddenly found herself in? And what’s this strange light that follows her?
When a cute fluffy collie pup called Willow comes into their lives, Hannah cannot help but grow fond of this little ball of fluff. And even better, this little pup is no ordinary dog, she can actually see Tammy.

Gillian Young – Poppy On Safari (September 2019)

Poppy is a crazy cream golden retriever who is loveable yet greedy and spoilt. When her family head to a Safari Park for a fun-filled day out, her day does not go as expected. Instead of meeting new animals, she is left behind at a dog kennel.
Fearing she is being punished for being naughty earlier, Poppy panics. She is also told about a mysterious animal called Cain, the King of the Safari Park, but something has happened to him and nobody at the kennels knows what this is or what he has done.
Poppy is desperate to rejoin her family. She persuades the other dogs to help her escape by promising to find out what has happened to Cain. She meets a puppy called Harley who is also a cream retriever. Harley has lost his family too. Now Poppy not only needs to find her family, but help Harley find his loved ones and also get to the bottom of the mystery surrounding Cain. How is she going to manage this when dogs are not even allowed inside the Safari Park?!

Spellboda – Jo Clarke (September 2021)

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary Fiction, Wildlife
Publisher: Book Guild
Publication date: Sept 2021
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Trust, belief and a little magic… then maybe they could both fly free Since Trevor’s mum died his dad can barely look at him without yelling. Home is awful, school is worse. People just let you down, and Trevor only talks to Mrs. Bingo-Wings, his mum’s cat. But then he meets Midge, a peregrine falcon in danger, and finds out he has a gift that could change his life forever. Trevor is thrown into the heart of a magical adventure that could promise freedom – for Midge and for himself – but can he overcome his doubts and fears, and take on the destiny he’s only just discovered?

For Nature Lovers…

John Brackenbury – Up, Up And Away (May 2022)

Genre: Nature, Photography, Non Fiction
Publisher: Brown Dog Books
Publication date: May 2022
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Through the use of novel photographic techniques, John Brackenbury gives us an ‘insect-eye view’ of the world of flying insects. By presenting them in the wider landscape they inhabit, rather than at the end of a close-up lens, the author reinforces the view that even relatively ‘simple’ animals like insects share the same world as human beings. This theme chimes with current thinking about conservation and the importance of diversity in the natural environment.
Mastery of the air is the supreme achievement of the evolution of insects and the images bring the viewer closer than ever to an experience of the ‘action’. The visual framework forms a convenient basis for discussing some of the ecological, behavioural, and physiological aspects of flight in accessible non-technical language.

For Those Loving A Spot Of Self-Help…

Enlightened as Hell – Dr Tony Ortego (October 2022)

Genres: Self-Help/Spiritual/Metaphysics
Publisher: Ink!
Publication date: 10/10/22
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Geared towards people who want to be enlightened (or simply live a better life) yet feel they can’t do so because of the past and/or current state of the spiritual world, Enlightened as Hell: How to Be Spiritual and Not Be a D**k is the third book by clinical psychologist Dr. Tony Ortega.
Dr. Ortega brings three decades of experience as an actual mental health professional and consumer of an array of spiritual studies, as well as his sassy humour, to distill mental health and spiritual philosophies down to a street level. This is a book for millennials as much as it is for people 40+. Most likely to appeal more to women than men due to the nature of self-help readerships, Dr. Ortega is also a champion of LGBTQI+ rights, so this is an inclusive, accessible book for anyone open to learning more about spirituality and potential answers to the question, “Is this it?”

For Entrepreneurs…

Simplify To Succeed by Garry Mansell (March 2022)

Subtitle: Tips, tricks & insights to help you build, scale & sell your business
Genres: Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Business, Management
Publisher: Brown Dog Books
Publication: March 2022
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For entrepreneurs, leaders, business owners ready to learn more, do more, build more, grow more and sell more

Finally, a book about growing, scaling and selling a business that doesn’t demand you follow an ‘original framework’ or “proprietary step-by-step programme”. Simplify To Succeed by Garry Mansell is a straight-talking, conversational guide to the bumpy path of success for business owners and entrepreneurs by one of the UK’s finest.
“Business doesn’t need to be complicated or difficult,” explains author Garry Mansell. “There isn’t only one way to do things.”
Simplify To Succeed generously distils 40+ years of business experiences: what worked, as well as what didn’t; encouraging the reader to question both the author and themselves.
Garry Mansell specialises in helping entrepreneurs and business owners – from first-year start-ups to scalable, profitable, rapid growth seven-figure companies – achieve their objectives and meet their full potential. He has built, led and divested businesses and has formally advised many others, some of which failed. Now, as a sought after non-executive director, and a board advisor and investor he continues to help other entrepreneurs succeed.
In the first in this straight-talking series, Garry Mansell shares honest and practical answers to the most common questions he’s asked himself, his team and been asked by the many businesses he’s worked with over the past 40 years. Avoiding superfluous ‘management speak’ and ‘corporate babble’, instead using sound advice in plain language that is simple, understandable, proven and effective. Just how Garry likes to do business.

GIVE SOMEONE A BREAK THIS CHRISTMAS WITH A PREMIER COTTAGE VOUCHER

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Premier Cottages’ self-catering collection features around 900 stylish places to stay in a choice of amazing destinations across the UK and its gift vouchers can be used as part or full payment for a holiday or short break at any of these.
Choose from rustic converted barns and farm buildings to historic properties, contemporary beach houses, family and dog-friendly clusters and idyllic cottages just for two – there’s something for almost every taste and budget. Great value options include Godwick Shepherd Huts’ Norfolk Horn, where a three night weekend break for two costs from £286.
Vouchers can be bought in various denominations ranging from £50 to £250 and are valid for three years. To purchase simply visit: www.premiercottages.co.uk/vouchers/

CHRISTMAS COTTAGES AVAILABLE TO BOOK IN NORFOLK

The charming historic fishing village of Winterton-on-Sea, with its beautiful wild and sandy dune backed beach that’s great for seal-spotting, offers a great location for a Christmas escape by the sea.
Just ten minutes’ walk from the stunningly wild dune backed beach, the Grain Barn is an ideal option for eco-minded families looking for a festive escape. Onsite is an EV charging point, kitchen garden and a well-stocked games room and the owners have created their own Walking Guide featuring five walks in and around Winterton including 1.5 mile to 9 miles options, which take in coastal strolls, the Broads, lesser known villages and National Trust options. A week’s stay for four in Grain Barn costs £2095 arriving on 21 December. www.millfarm-ecobarn.co.uk Tel: 07900376462. Image here

Winterton Cottages also offers a collection of dog-friendly properties in Winterton-on-Sea most of which are within a short walk of the beach. Properties available for Christmas include The Net House a stylish and recently renovated two bedroom cottage, which welcomes up to three dogs. Just a five minute walk from the beach, it has a cosy living room with a log burner. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a modern bathroom with large walk in shower. A week’s stay for four arriving on 21 December costs £1455. Images here

Also bookable through Winterton Cottages, Natterjack is a modern barn conversion on a quiet lane in the centre of the village. The front door leads into an open plan living area with comfortable seating and dining for up to four guests. There’s also a well equipped kitchen and two bedrooms. Up to two dogs are welcome at Natterjack and the dog-friendly beach is just 5-10 minutes’ walk away. A week’s stay for four arriving 21 December costs £1399. Images here

The traditional 1 Old Chapel Cottage, which is just minutes from the dunes and beach is another great option for a festive break. The property is beautifully decorated throughout with shades of blue and teal, and its living room features a wood burning stove and TV ensuring those staying over Christmas will remain toasty warm. It is a very short walk from the dunes, dog-friendly beach and other local amenities in the village of Winterton-on-Sea. A week’s stay arriving on 21 December costs £840. Images here (www.wintertoncottages.co.uk)

Alternatively, a short drive from Winterton is Lower Wood Farm. Set in an idyllic rural landscape between Hemsby and Great Yarmouth, it is also within easy reach of miles of spectacular coastline and sandy beaches. Guests staying over Christmas can burn off any festive excess in the onsite heated indoor pool or The Play Barn where the under-5s have a special play area at one end with table football, pool and table tennis for the older children at a safe distance. There is also a relaxing sofa area for parents and outside a large grass play paddock offers the ideal space for children to burn off some energy.
The cottages sleep between four and nine guests. The purpose-built Cape Cottage, has been specially designed to accommodate guests with physical disabilities and comes complete with wet room and ground floor facilities, plus parking. A week’s stay for 5/6 arriving on 23rd December costs £1548. A seven night stay in Pipkin Cottage for four costs £945 also for 23rd December arrival. Other properties are available for the Christmas week. Lower Wood Farm Luxury Country Cottages Tel: 01493 722 523

The Most Unique Christmas Gifts This Year

With the holidays fast approaching, spending time with loved ones is an important part of the celebrations. Buyagift have so many experiences suitable for all your family, friends, teachers and colleagues. Whether you want to spoil them with a sumptuous spa day, a journey for the tastebuds or a chance to end the year on a high and get the adrenaline pumping, no matter your budget or the type of person you’re treating, Buyagift has you covered this Christmas.
Four-Wheeled Fun
Four Supercar Driving Blast with High Speed Passenger Ride, Was £236, Now £139
Get a taste of how it feels to control thundering engines normally reserved for the ultra-rich and ultra-famous with this breath-taking driving experience for one. Test four flamboyant supercars’ performance on the track for three miles each – you’ll get to choose from the Aston Martin, Ferrari, the Nissan GTR, Lamborghini and many more. You’ll drive a total of 12 miles with an abundance of horsepower in your hands. When you emerge, tingling all over, you’ll also get to jump in the hot seat while a professional driver takes a spin around the track.

Entry for Two Adults at Silverstone Interactive Museum, £50
Embark on an exhilarating journey through the past, present and future of Silverstone and British Motor Racing at Silverstone Interactive Museum. Packed with hands-on activities, the experience uses state-of-the-art interactive displays to tell the stories of the sporting rivalries, engineering innovation and human endeavour that underpin the history of racing cars and motorcycles. Enjoy an amazing immersive film show, get up close to winning cars and racing bikes and visit the tech lab to discover the science behind the sport. A thrilling and immersive experience, you’ll come away with plenty of new knowledge about the world of Silverstone.

Triple Movie Car Driving Thrill with a High Speed Passenger Ride
Be the star in your own action movie as you take to the track in three dream cars from all the best motoring movies. Choose your big-screen speedster from a line-up of 14 thoroughbreds that have enjoyed prominent roles in some cracking petrolhead movies over the years. American muscle cars feature highly, with a gleaming selection of eight-cylinder rockets new and old, including the classic Camaro SS from fast and Furious and the rare Shelby Mustang GT500 driven by Nick Cage in Gone in 60 Seconds. Other V8 superstars include the beloved ‘General Lee’ Dodge Charger driven by the Dukes of Hazzard, the supercharged ‘Bumblebee’ Camaro ZL1 and Ford Mustang GT ‘Barricade’ from the new Transformers movies. For some serious racing heritage, grab the keys for the stunning Ford GT40 racer, or for some more contemporary race-car tech the R35 Nissan GT-R offers a whopping 650BHP harnessed by some of the most advanced electronics found in any road car. When you’ve chosen your three drives you’ll get a full safety briefing and an adrenaline-filled high speed passenger ride, before tearing out onto the track with an instructor by your side. Six heady miles of red-line straights and tyre-squealing corners in each car will give you an amazing feel for each car’s chassis and engine. Extreme acceleration, g-force braking and cornering on rails ¬– this is serious driving! Once you’re done, you’ll head back to base to relive every thrilling mile in the video and photo viewing session after your drive.

Formula F1000 Driving Experience for One, Was £248, Now £124
Satisfy your need for speed with this sensational Formula F1000 driving experience for one. A must for any petrol head, you’ll get to drive the fastest accelerating single seater cars in the country! Start off with a full briefing from an experienced instructor, covering safety and driving techniques, then enjoy three sighting laps in a track-prepared sports saloon car to get to know the layout of the track. Get your blood pumping with a high-speed passenger ride, then get behind the wheel of the Formula F1000 single seater, capable of going from 0 to 100 mph in just 4.75 seconds! Speed around the track for eight exhilarating laps and feel the superior speed, grip and handling of this incredible vehicle.

20 Minute Truck Driving Experience for One, Was £149, Now £49
Enjoy the chance to get behind the wheel of a 45-foot race car transporter and do your best to navigate around the twists and turns of the course, which has been specially designed to test your skills. After a quick talk through the controls, prepare to take on some tricky reverse parking and slalom challenges and discover what it’s really like to drive a truck. Take the controls of a truck car transporter with this thrilling driving experience. Treat someone with a competitive streak to this exhilarating drive and enjoy a unique taste of trucking!

JCB Driving Day for One at Diggerland, £105
You are going to have tons of fun…8½ tons to be precise! You will have the opportunity to drive a genuine JCB 3CX Backhoe Loader – the perfect experience for anyone who ever wondered what it’d be like if their Tonka toys were real. You’ll get to dig holes, shift earth, backfill, and all sorts of stuff that you can’t do anywhere else with anything else. The day will start with a welcome and introduction, before your highly-experienced instructor gives you a briefing on site and machine safety. You’ll have one instructor between 4 machines and the experience will last for about 90 minutes, including introductions and briefings. You can bring up to two spectators with you free of charge and after your digger experience you’ll all be able to go on the other rides and drives in the park.

Festive Days Out

Hidden Vintage Cinema Experience with Cocktails for Two at TT Liquor, £29
Set in the heart of lively Shoreditch and originally an old Victorian police station, TT Liquor is an atmospheric bar and liquor store with plenty of old-fashioned charm. Sit back and relax as you enjoy your favourite cult classic or golden oldie on the silver screen with a delicious cocktail in hand. Whether you’re an enthusiastic film buff or you love a night out that celebrates the best in history, this experience is bound to tickle your fancy! Tucked away at the back of the liquor store, the newly-built TT Cinema offers a unique step back to the good old days of cinema. This evening is bound to be a real show-stopper!

Bottomless Brunch for Two at Ballie Ballerson Ball Pit Bar, £60
Brighten up your Sunday afternoon with a bottomless brunch at Ballie Ballerson – the unique ball pit cocktail bar! Home to two huge ball pits and a million balls, you’ll experience the ultimate childhood nostalgia as you embrace all the excitement of the playground. Get the ball rolling with two-hour access to the giant ball pits and enjoy 90 minutes of bottomless prosecco or Pornstar Martinis and mouth-watering pizza! This trendy venue features a dancefloor, a photo booth and a bar with an extensive cocktail menu. Starting life as a pop-up venue for just one month in Dalston, this unique concept has grown massively in popularity! Visit this contemporary venue in Shoreditch and get ready to show off your best dance moves, making the most of this quirky experience. By the end, you’re guaranteed to be grinning from ear-to-ear! It’s a great way to have fun and make some hilarious memories with your friends

Themed Bottomless Brunch for Two with The Brunch Club, £90
Enjoy a fabulous brunchtime experience for two with The Brunch Club, featuring live entertainment and bottomless cocktails! Available at multiple locations across the UK, The Brunch Club is known for their fun-filled brunch events with themes ranging from ABBA and Disney to Beyoncé drag and 90s hits! You’ll be treated to a delicious one-course brunch plus bottomless cocktails for 60 or 90 minutes depending on the location. But this is no ordinary brunch – with three hours of entertainment including a DJ, host and live performers, plus singalongs and dressing up encouraged, this is sure to be an unforgettable experience that will have you coming back for more!

Theatre Tickets and Afternoon Tea at Patisserie Valerie for Two, Was £155, Now £115
Combine magical theatre entertainment with a traditional afternoon tea for two at Patisserie Valerie. Savour delicious sandwiches, sweet treats and scrumptious scones topped with clotted cream and jam. Sip on a cup of tea and savour one of the finest British pastimes. Tuck into these delicious delights before hitting the West End for a dazzling stage performance. Let Wicked cast a spell on you with its enchanting music or discover the inspiring story of the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll with ticket to TINA – The Tina Turner Musical. Choose from a range of magnificent performances and witness the magic of theatre bring life to a captivating story.

Arsenal Emirates Stadium Tour for Two Adults, £54
The ultimate interactive tour is now available as you go behind the scenes at the Emirates Stadium for a tour like none other. This fantastic audio tour allows you to guide yourself around the stadium at your own pace, taking in the press conference area, the first team dressing room and of course, a walk out of the tunnel to the imagined roar of the Arsenal crowd. Listen on as Arsenal legends past and present talk you through their own experiences of pulling on the famous red and white jersey and even hear from the gaffer himself in the changing room. Once you have finished the tour you will have full access to the fascinating Arsenal Museum, where you can travel through the illustrious history of your club, from its humble beginnings in South London to moving to the incredible stadium you are standing in. For the Arsenal fan, this really is the greatest of days out.

Monopoly Lifesized Choice of All Boards Immersive Experience for Two – Off Peak, £98
Embrace an exhilarating new challenge and race the clock to collect as many precious London properties as possible with this Monopoly Lifesized experience for two. Have your pick of the boards and go head to head – perhaps face the Classic board and step onto familiar territory, reliving all your favourite Monopoly memories, or select the City board and see the skyline in a different light. Take on London landmark-inspired challenge rooms and dance the night away on this board with a twist. If you’re seeking a real test of teamwork, maybe Classic: Own It All is the game for you! Enjoy tricky riddles and fun puzzles as you work your way across the board, immersed in the incredible world of this iconic game.

Chocolate Making Workshop for Two at Cocoa Cabana, £90
If you’re a chocoholic looking for a day out to satisfy your sweet tooth, then head to Cocoa Cabana in Manchester and discover the delicious art of chocolate making. Upon your arrival at this choccy haven, you’ll be treated to a smooth hot chocolate to sip on. With this one-and-a-half-hour chocolate workshop, you’ll learn all about the processes used to make your favourite chocolate treats, with demonstrations from the experts about tempering chocolate and how to make truffles. Once you’ve learnt from the pros, it’s your turn to give it a go. You’ll get to make and decorate 16 of your own chocolate truffles before gift wrapping them in a box to take home. Delicious!

Showstopping Ravioli Class for Two at The Jamie Oliver Cookery School, £128
Venture into London and explore the rich cuisine of Italy with this showstopping ravioli class for two at The Jamie Oliver Cookery School. Follow in the footsteps of the professional chefs leading the lesson and learn about the delicate art of pasta making – begin with a crash course on perfecting pasta dough before moving onto making the fillings. Using fresh ingredients, rustle up some sumptuous vegetable-based fillings and delve into pastas such as tortellini and farfalle. Watch as a chef demonstrates how to create tasty sauces which you can then pair with your heavenly homemade meal.

Adventure Experiences
60 Minute Segway Thrill for Two – Weekdays, Was £78, Now £59
Step on to a two-wheeler and set off on the road to tomorrow. This sensational 60-minute session provides a high-tech thrill like no other as you take the gyroscopic controls for a ride that is uniquely smooth and intuitive to both first timers and seasoned pros alike. Your expert instructor will get you and your lucky guest fully up to speed with an introduction, safety briefing and dedicated training session before you harness the sleek speed of these electric steeds for yourselves and head out for an exhilarating blast around the awesome Segway Rally Course. Push yourselves to the limit and see which of you claims the bragging rights for the journey home!

Crystal Maze LIVE Experience for Two, London, £152
Start the fans, please! The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience is sure to bring a rush of nostalgia of the outrageously fun hit 90’s gameshow. Team up for the ultimate group challenge and immerse yourself in the completely interactive, frantic and fun challenges. In your teams and with the encouragement of your expert Maze Master, journey through four themed zones: Futuristic, Aztec, Medieval and Industrial and race against the clock to successfully complete a series of exciting challenges and tasks. Each zone has four types of challenges: physical, mental, skill and mystery to test each individual team member. The aim of the game is to successfully complete tasks and collect the iconic crystals. The more crystals your team collect the more time you buy in the famous Crystal Dome. Think you’ve got what it takes to be a Crystal Maze champion?

White Water Rafting Experience for Two at Lee Valley, £100
Prepare to experience the ultimate water adventure experience. Dive deep into the thrilling action as you embrace the fear factor and take on the rapids. Situated in River Lee Country Park, this exhilarating experience is guaranteed to get the adrenaline pumping. After a safety briefing and some helpful advice on tactics, have your paddle ready as you hit the water in your raft. Use your agility and strength to navigate around this tricky course and hold on tight for every bump and twist along the way! Ride the rapids and enjoy the twists and turns of this rollercoaster adventure.

Anytime Hot Air Balloon Ride, £179
Experience Britain from the air as you take to the skies in a hot air balloon for the flight of a lifetime. You’ll join a group of fellow travellers as you prepare the balloon for take off, then head into the clouds and float high above the tiny folks below going about their day to day! Don’t forget to bring a camera to take plenty of pictures from your unique viewpoint.

Tandem Skydive, £199
Whether you’ve already taken the plunge or you thought you’d never get the chance to, a tandem skydive is something everyone should experience! You don’t have to be a hardcore adrenaline junkie to appreciate the thrill of flying towards the earth, taking in incredible views and letting your whole body relax as you get used to the tummy-tingling sensation! You’ll reach up to 120 miles per hour, strapped safely to an experienced and qualified instructor who will take care of everything for you, including deploying the parachute and landing you safely on solid ground.

Afternoon Tea
Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two at Coombe Abbey, Was £61.90, Now £57
The charming Coombe Abbey is the ideal place to enjoy a truly unforgettable afternoon tea for two. Once a 12th century Cistercian Abbey, this venue has been lovingly restored into an elegant hotel and sits amongst 500 acres of meticulously tended grounds which include a lake, formal lawns and parkland – perfect for exploring after your treats. Afternoon tea will be served in the beautiful Garden Bar, where you will enjoy a selection of sandwiches, speciality teas, a slice of cake each and fruit scones served traditionally with clotted cream and preserves. As if that isn’t special enough, you will also enjoy a glass of bubbles each to make it a fantastically indulgent afternoon!

Signature Afternoon Tea for Two at London Marriott Hotel County Hall, £110
Tuck into an afternoon tea treat for two at The Library at London Marriott Hotel in County Hall. Dine surrounded by the iconic views of the River Thames and Big Ben as you indulge in this timeless British tradition. Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches and an assortment of cakes and pastries, alongside freshly baked homemade scones served with clotted cream, strawberry jam and lemon curd. The mouth-watering treats, plush surroundings and beautiful London views will make this an occasion to remember.

Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two at 5* The Montcalm Marble Arch, Was £77, Now £39
After pounding the pavements of the West End and hitting the famous shops along Oxford street a little break from the hustle and bustle is exactly what you need. You can find your urban retreat at The Marble Arch by Montcalm London. This 5* boutique hotel boasts a fantastic location just a stone’s throw away from some of the most iconic London landmarks making it the perfect venue for an afternoon treat. You and your guest can indulge in delicate finger sandwiches, homemade scones topped with whipped cream and strawberry jam, a delicious cakes accompanied by a glass of prosecco and a perfectly blended cup of JING loose leaf tea.

Afternoon Tea at 5* Hotel Gotham Manchester for Two, £50
Indulge the afternoon away at the award-winning Hotel Gotham, a stunning listed building designed by Edwin Lutyens and shortlisted for Conde Nast Traveller’s Best New Hotels in the World: Hot List 2016. Oozing cool and elegant settings, relax in their 2 AA Rosette awarded Honey Restaurant and tuck into a tasty afternoon tea in the centre of Manchester. The perfect treat to enjoy mid-shopping spree, perhaps? Begin by selecting a single-estate coffee or PMD speciality tea or tisane, to be served piping hot, before savouring a delicious range of finger sandwiches. Following the savouries come the sweets. Warm, crumbling scones with jam and clotted cream and a range of homemade pastries and cakes, all freshly made and beautifully presented. From the opulent interior down to the history, this decadent hotel truly outshines the rest.

Afternoon Tea at Kitty Café for Two, £35
Calling all cat lovers, your perfect afternoon awaits! Head to a Kitty Café in Birmingham, Leeds or Nottingham and join your favourite felines at this rescue and care facility for cats and kittens. You’ll be warmly welcomed by the furry residents and will be shown to your table, where you can tuck into a tasty afternoon tea and enjoy plenty of kitty cuddles. Savour a selection of sweet and savoury treats like sandwiches with assorted fillings, Devonshire scones with clotted cream and jam, cakes and desserts, all washed down with a choice of loose-leaf tea, hot chocolate or barista-style coffee.
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Afternoon Tea London Sightseeing Bus Tour for Two with Brigit’s Bakery, £110
Experience one of the most unique afternoon teas on offer in the capital with a fantastic afternoon tea bus tour around central London. Board the Brigit’s Bakery vintage 1960’s Routemaster bus, sip on a freshly brewed cup of tea and sample exquisite treats as the driver takes you around the heart of the city, taking in historical sites including Big Ben and Nelson’s column and experiencing the city’s culture at Notting Hill, South Kensington and Trafalgar Square! The friendly staff will be on hand too, to answer any questions you might have, whilst they present you with an array of tasty sandwiches and savoury bites, decadent high tea pastries, crafted with French flavours like the trop chou and summer terrine, and of course, perhaps the staple of afternoon tea – scones topped with lashings of clotted cream and strawberry preserves. A bus tour is the perfect way to capture the heart of the city while you treat yourself!

Edible Experiences
Cocktail Making Experience with a Bottle of Prosecco and Strawberries for Two at Laki Kane, Was £70, Now £55
Stir up some romance with a fun-filled cocktail-making experience for two at Laki Kane in London. This self-guided, light-hearted experience will take you through a series of ten steps to create your very own sharing cocktail and even includes a bottle of prosecco and fresh strawberries to share! Settled in the Tropical Escape Bar, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the sun-washed shores of an exotic paradise. Ready to show off your mixology skills? Follow the playful instructions together and see if you can create the perfectly balanced cocktail, using Laki Kane’s very own spiced dry rum, tropical fruit mixers, fresh fruit and rose lemonade. Finish by sampling your very own delicious creation at the end. Cheers!

Unlimited Asian Tapas and Sushi for Two at Inamo, Was £170.30, Now £64.95
When it comes to 21st century dining, Inamo are leaps and bounds ahead of the rest, with their tech friendly, interactive ordering system and pioneering Asian fusion cuisine. Order by using tablets and illustrated interactive menus, play retro games and even graffiti your table cloth at this award-winning restaurant, winner of the OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award 2019 for four years in a row! You will get to choose which restaurant you want to dine at, with a base in Covent Garden and Soho, perfect to suit all areas of the capital. With 90 minutes at the table, your unlimited dining experience means you can go on a culinary journey through Asia, sampling dishes from Thailand, China, Korea and Japan from a menu with over 20 dishes- which include sashimi, soup, dim sum and sushi. You can order as many dishes as you like whilst at the table so you won’t miss out on any of the delicious pan-Asian delights Inamo is known for!

Three Course Meal for Two and a Bottle of House Wine at Caffe Concerto, £74.95
Dine in sophistication and elegance at the opulent Caffè Concerto and experience the true meaning of indulgence! With various locations to choose from, bring along that special someone and enjoy a delicious three-course meal at this gorgeous Italian bistro. Share a delicious starter before dining on classic Italian dishes from their delectable pasta and risotto selection. There are plenty of meat, poultry and seafood dishes to sink your teeth into, as well as some inventive vegan options. Enjoy your meal with a complimentary bottle of wine and then indulge in a decadent slice of cake each for dessert. Enjoy the wonderful atmosphere and beautiful décor with this unforgettable dining experience for two.

Five Course Meal with an Aperitif for Two at Marco Pierre White London Steakhouse Co, Was £125.50, Now £75
Serving a mouth-watering range of traditional steak dishes, London Steakhouse Co. City is renowned for its lavish dining experience. And with Marco Pierre White being at the forefront of its unique and classic recipes, it’s no wonder that this reputable restaurant leads the way in the world of steak-royalty. Located near Liverpool Street Station, kick off the evening with a delicious meal for two. Choosing from an appetising set menu, discover the flavours of world-class cuisine with five tasty courses. From potted duck with green peppercorns to braised boeuf bourguignon – don’t forget to complete the indulgence with the sweetest dessert. Will it be the luscious lemon posset or the sticky toffee pudding? With a refreshing aperitif for starters, soak up the old-school British glamour whilst tucking into the finest quality cuisine.

Three Course Bottomless Brunch for Two at Hard Rock Hotel London, Was £120, Now £70
Treat a fan of rock ‘n’ roll to a delicious three-course brunch at Hard Rock Hotel London. Savour a selection of hearty American classics and top off the experience with unlimited fizz, house wine, draft beer or soft drinks for 90 minutes! This modern venue has a lively ambience and celebrates music history with a range of famous memorabilia displays. Marvel at these magnificent surroundings as you tuck into three mouth-watering courses from the brunch menu. Enjoy orange and beetroot salad, fried chicken and bacon waffle, pulled pork sandwich, hot salmon salad, chocolate fudge brownie and creamy New York cheesecake. Select from a variety of tempting cuisine as you soak in the lively atmosphere of this unique venue in the heart of the Capital.

Pampering
Overnight Relaxation Break for Two, £129.99
Everyone deserves a break from time to time, and this sensational relaxation voucher offers you the chance to give someone a flexible present for a special occasion, or to make an occasion special. Options for this overnight spa break include boutique getaways, historic halls and peaceful countryside retreats. Each hotel boasts luxurious spa and leisure facilities where you can both work up a sweat in the gym or let hot bubbling water massage aching muscles. Enjoy a night’s sleep in a stylish room as well as breakfast in the morning.

Bannatyne Spa Day with Three Treatments for Two, Was £200, Now £89
If a healthy dose of R&R is long overdue, find sanctuary at a Bannatyne Health Club. Pick from locations across the UK and enjoy a day dedicated to your well-being. Discover state-of-the-art gym facilities, luxury swimming pools and a range of spa facilities to help you to relax and unwind. Once you’re fully acquainted with the facilities, head over to a treatment room for 40 minutes of blissful treatments. You’ll choose from three packages which include a range of express massages, replenishing facials and soothing foot treatments. There’s no better way to relieve from the stresses of everyday life, soothe the mind and lift your spirit.

Indulgent Spa Day with up to 55 Minutes of Treatments and More for Two, Was £108, Now £99.99
Enjoy a pampering treatment and a day’s access to the facilities at a spa location of your choice. Unwind in tranquil countryside or find an oasis tucked away in a vibrant city. Saunas, Jacuzzis, swimming pools and relaxation rooms are just some of the facilities you may find. For a slice of added indulgence, a little extra treat is included at some locations. Varying by location, this could be extended treatment time, a delicious lunch or a glass of fizz!

Luxury Wellbeing Spa Day with a Massage at The Piccadilly West End Hotel for Two – Weekend, Was £280, Now £139
Switch up your weekend and spoil yourselves with this spa experience at the Piccadilly West End Hotel. Entice your pampering persona with a 50-minute Swedish massage to help reinvigorate the senses, maybe you would prefer a deep tissue massage to release the stress and tension of a busy week that you’ve both had. Then head over to the relaxing steam room or sauna and unwind as tranquillity sets in and stress melts away. Be sure to enjoy a chilled glass of fizz together during your pamper treat!

Rasul Experience Spa Day for Two at Chilterns Spa and Wellness, £99
Escape from the daily grind with a trip to Chilterns Spa and Wellness in Amersham for a relaxing spa day for two. The perfect place to kick back and relax, this tranquil spa is an oasis of calm where you’ll enjoy full use of the state-of-the-art facilities for the duration of your visit. Take a seat in the sauna or steam room and sweat it out, relax on a heated bench, indulge yourself in a foot spa or wash away your worries under the monsoon showers. You’ll also be treated to a Rasul thermal mud treatment for two. This traditional Arabian-inspired treatment takes place in an aromatic private steam room and uses heat, steam and mineral-rich mud to cleanse and condition the skin. It’s a wonderful way to enjoy a relaxing day together.

St Pancras Spa Day for Two, £150
Set in the 5-star St Pancras Renaissance Hotel and offering an atmosphere like no other, to enter the St Pancras Spa you’ll pass through grand brick archways into the former Steam Kitchen, where you’ll find a pool, relaxation room, steam room, sauna and ultra-modern gym. This experience for two allows you two hours of uninterrupted relaxation at these outstanding facilities. Delight in the chance to luxuriate, unwind and appreciate the Far Eastern influence on this Victorian sanctuary. Swim leisurely laps of the Victorian tiled pool, let hydro loungers massage your aching muscles, allow aromatic steam to soothe and detox your skin and work up a sweat with a spot of cardio or resistance training – it’s down to you how you spend your time, but you’re guaranteed to feel new when it comes time to leave.

Staycations
One Day Yoga Retreat for Two at Yoga Tree of Life, Was £216, Now £150
Head to Yoga Tree of Life in Tunbridge Wells for the chance to enjoy a full day of yoga and meditation. This energising experience is a great way for beginners to work on their alignment and for those more experienced to learn advanced poses while developing refinement techniques. During the day, you will have two yoga workshops and two meditation sessions that will take your yoga to a much deeper level with time to practice, allowing you to savour the positive effects quickly. Take a break in the middle of the day and tuck into a healthy lunch before you return to enjoy the rest of the experience. This one-day retreat is the perfect way to shut off from the modern world and unwind.

Two Night Break with Dinner for Two at a Village Hotel, £179.99
Pack your bags and head to a Village Hotel for a two-night stay. With a choice of Village Hotels across the UK, you’ll be suitably spoilt when choosing your destination. Arrive to a warm welcome and make yourself at home in your cosy room. Depending on the venue, you can also expect a variety of facilities as well as a restaurant and bar. Enjoy a restful night’s sleep and each morning tuck into breakfast before heading out for an adventure exploring your chosen part of the UK!

Overnight Murder Mystery Break for Two with Dinner – Special Offer, £199.99
Immerse yourself in a murder mystery and put your detective skills to the test with this eerie murder mystery break for two. Available at top quality locations nationwide, with over 100 original plots featuring twists, turns, gory confessions and stone-cold killers desperate to hide their crimes, your experience is guaranteed to be a riot. As soon as you step through the door, you’ll find actors mingling with guests, unfolding the story piece by piece over the course of an exciting evening of entertainment. A delicious three-course dinner will be served alongside the murder plot, although you may lose your appetite once you learn the deadly motives involved! When the mystery is solved, you can retire to your comfortable room – hopefully nothing goes bump in the night!

Brighton One Night Winter Break at Hotel Pelirocco with Prosecco on Arrival for Two, £99.99
Fancy a city break and a coastal getaway all in one? Surrounded by the rolling hills of the South Downs, with a vibrant city centre, a bustling promenade and a large beach, Brighton has something for everyone. A quirky, vibrant and exciting city, your break will be even better with Hotel Pelirocco as your base. Known as England’s most rock ‘n’ roll hotel, you can expect a stylish and unique room in which to rest your head after an exciting day. You’ll end up in one of the selected rooms and whichever room you stay in, it’s sure to be a very special experience. Enjoy a glass of prosecco each on arrival. Only a stone’s throw away from the beach, the pier and Churchill Shopping Centre, a stay at Hotel Pelirocco means you can explore the city on foot!

Two Night Glamping Experience for Two at Penhein Glamping, £295
Head to beautiful Monmouthshire in the South Wales countryside for a luxury glamping experience to remember. Penhein is a family-run farm and glampsite that is the perfect place to get back to nature and enjoy some time in the outdoors, a little off-grid oasis to escape to. You’ll be staying in an alachigh tent, a spacious and elegant tent with a high, domed roof that originates from the Iranian Shahsavan tribe. With a cosy double bed, wood-burning stove, kitchen essentials and running water in each tent, this isn’t your ordinary camping experience. Each tent has its own fire pit and en suite toilet, and the glampsite also has a luxury shower block with monsoon showers and a Victorian roll-top bath. With extra special touches including a charming welcome hamper, flowers by the bed and friendly and welcoming communal areas, this is a perfect way to get away from it all. When you’re all settled in, take the chance to enjoy the variety of activities available at Penhein or nearby. Whether it’s a relaxation treatment onsite or a rural adventure in the nearby Forest of Dean or Wye Valley, this is sure to be a heavenly countryside getaway.

Experiences For Kids
Children’s Sushi Masterclass at Inamo, £24.95
You’ll be the next sushi master chef after this 60-minute sushi masterclass at Inamo! Learn all the top-secret sushi making skills from an expert sushi chef and then roll your sleeves up and try your hand at making your very own Maki rolls! You won’t just walk away with new found skills, you’ll be awarded with a Nigiri Ninja certificate which you can show off to all your friends! If you’re still peckish after the experience, you and your family can enjoy 15% off in the restaurant, where you can tuck into delicious Thai, Chinese, Korean and Japanese dishes whilst you enjoy the innovate, tech-savvy dining experience!

Junior Supercar Driving Blast and Free High Speed Passenger Ride – Week Round, Was £79, Now £49
Excite an aspiring driving star with a day behind the wheel of a legendary supercar. Upon arrival at your chosen track location, they’ll get to choose their desired vehicle from a line-up of showstoppers, including an Aston Martin, Audi R8, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan GTR and Porsche. Watch them unleash pure power on the track as they drive their chosen supercar for five exhilarating laps. They’ll also enjoy riding shotgun in a supercharged saloon car! Guidance and instruction will be provided on the day from a fantastic team of professionals. They’ll leave with adrenaline still pumping through their veins and with a certificate to commemorate their amazing achievement.

Lucky Tails Alpaca Farm Entry with Alpaca Walk for Two Adults and Two Children, £49.99
Enjoy a hands-on alpaca experience at Lucky Tails Alpaca Farm during this unique family day out. Situated in the scenic Warwickshire countryside, this friendly venue is also home to continental giant bunnies, pygmy goats, chickens and runner ducks. You and your loved ones will have the chance to get up close to the alpacas during an unforgettable alpaca walk, in which you’ll learn about these curious animals and their fleeces, before harnessing up your own and taking a leisurely stroll through the grounds. They’ll even be a photo opportunity, so you can capture that all important ‘selfie’!

Interactive Family Afternoon Tea for Two Adults and Two Children at The Cauldron, £130
Are you ready to step into the pages of your favourite fantasy book? Let magic come to life as you enjoy this interactive afternoon tea experience as a family at The Cauldron in Edinburgh. Learn the science of tea brewing and cast spells with a working magic wand! Turn your tea stand and open a locked puzzle chest filled with ingredients. Use your newfound mystical powers and have fun. Grown-ups will have the opportunity to brew two interactive teas, whilst little magic enthusiasts will create one each. Once you’ve witnessed spells being cast before your eyes, take a seat and indulge in fluffy scones served with a tempting variety of sand-witches and vibrant desserts that are full of delicious flavours that you never even dreamed could exist!

Zookeeper Experience with Entry to Paradise Wildlife Park for One Adult and One Child – Week Round, £150
Getting behind the scenes at one of the UK’s leading zoos in conservation, breeding, and veterinary care is an unforgettable experience for both adults and children. The huge range of animals who call Paradise Wildlife Park home need looking after and you have the chance to care for some of these magnificent creatures under the guidance of the Animal Park team. Maybe you’ll meet the meerkats, learn about the lemurs, treat the tigers with a midday snack, and even explore the habitats of some of the more exotic residents!

Harry Potter Bus Tour of London for Adult and Child, £55
If your son or daughter, like thousands of others, can’t get enough of the Harry Potter books and films, this brilliant tour of the actual places where the magical movies were made can’t fail to excite. Together, you’ll jump on a mini coach (thankfully not the Knight Bus!) and get to marvel at locations like the Leaky Cauldron, the creepy Gringott’s Bank, 12 Grimmauld Place and Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross St Pancras. There are plenty of opportunities to take some brilliant photographs, and if you want to make them that much funnier, you’re welcome to dress up as your favourite hero or heroine. A knowledgeable guide will tell you all about how the films are made, and if you’re looking for a souvenir, you’ll get an opportunity to purchase some Harry Potter merchandise at the end of your tour.

LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort Entry Tickets for Two, £78
Let your imagination come to life at LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort with entry for two. Home to 12 enchanting, themed lands and more than 55 rides, attractions and live shows, there is plenty to see and do during your visit. At the theme park, you can pan for gold like a pirate, test your ninja skills with LEGO® NINJAGO® heroes and board a mighty LEGO® dragon – which is the most exhilarating ride in the kingdom! Meet your favourite characters up close during live shows and embark on an exciting discovery as you explore the different lands. From Miniland’s incredibly detailed miniature models of famous landmarks around the world to the uncharted waters and thrills of the Land of the Vikings. You’re all set for a fun and memorable day out surrounded by this creative and inspiring world.

Home Experiences & Subscriptions
Afternoon Tea for Two at Home with Piglet’s Pantry, £35
Are you craving something sweet? Get an afternoon tea sent to your door and enjoy it from home with Piglet’s Pantry. This award-winning food producer supplies a selection of freshly made sweet and savoury treats to venues all over the country. So, enjoy the perfect slice of British tradition from your home. Tuck into delicious ham hock and mature cheddar quiches, classic sausage rolls, Scotch eggs, sausage rolls filled with cheese and pickle, a selection of cakes and plain scones topped with jam and cream. You’ll also receive tea bags, so you can make a pot of tea to go with your treats! Set up a picnic in your garden or share this mouth-watering feast at the dining table.

Three Month Gym Pass with Hussle for One, Was £225, Now £149.99
Hussle is a simple way to stay fit and active whilst achieving all of life’s other important goals. This convenient three-month membership gives you a chance to experience complete flexibility. Receive unlimited access to a gym near you, as well as many more across the UK. Use the app or head online and discover facilities near your workplace, home or on your daily commute. Stay fit from home and join free online sessions with Fiit. Delight in this simple and reliable membership for three months and find a new way to make staying fit part of your routine.

Live Online Cookery Class with The Jamie Oliver Cookery School, £32
Immerse yourself in the kitchen and enjoy an interactive education in the culinary arts with this online cooking class at The Jamie Oliver Cookery School. Led by professional chefs on hand to guide you through your chosen dishes and answer any questions, this engaging lesson allows you to improve on your cooking from the comfort of your own home. Choose from a vast variety of delicious options, ranging from global cuisines such as Vietnamese and Mexican to foodie favourites like bread baking and showstopping Beef Wellington. Pick your preferred specialty and make the most of expert advice, concluding the class with an extensive collection of new skills to try out.

Experience Boxes
Treat Him Experience Box, £49.99
Abandon the oversized coffee mugs or the overpriced aftershaves and give the special man in your life an exciting and unique gift and give him an experience he’ll never forget! We’ve hand-picked the finest selection of Tasty Treat, Driving Blast and Adrenaline Adventure experiences to create the perfect gift for any man. Featuring everything from zorbing to supercar driving, gourmet dinners to overnight glamping breaks, we’ve collected a spectacular selection of experiences to suit every taste, available at venues UK wide.

Treat Her Experience Box, £49.99
Abandon all your pre-conceived notions in your never-ending pursuit for the perfect gift for her. Forget the designer handbags and flowers and give the special woman in your life an unforgettable experience with an experience day she can choose herself! Carefully hand-picked, we’ve compiled a fantastic selection of Afternoon Tea, Relaxing Spa Day and Adrenaline Adventure experience days so she is sure to find something she’ll love. Offering everything from fine dining to supercar driving and overnight glamping breaks to delightfully decadent afternoon teas, she is sure to find something to suit her interests. With experiences available across the UK, she’ll be spoilt for choice!

West End Theatre for Two Experience Box, £129.99
Experience the magic of London’s West End with theatre tickets for two people. We’re working with the best theatres in London to bring you a fantastic selection of top shows when they safely re-open. Float away with Mary Poppins or sing along to your favourite ABBA hits with MAMMA MIA! There’ll be plenty of show-stopping performances to see on stage. Enjoy the magnificent surroundings of some of the most spectacular theatres, from the iconic Novello Theatre to the magnificent Sondheim Theatre. Spend an unforgettable afternoon with a friend or delight in a romantic evening for two in London.

Fun Experience Box, £49.99
Plan the perfect family day out and spend quality time making memories. Discover our hand-picked selection of activities available across the UK. Celebrate a birthday or make the most of the school holidays. We have a wide range of experiences for movie fanatics, sports enthusiasts, animal lovers and more. See the latest blockbuster on the silver screen with cinema tickets, go on a tour of your favourite sports stadium or embark on a thrilling outdoor adventure. There are plenty of exciting days out suitable for all members of the family. Invite everyone together and get ready to have some fun!

Scrumptious Stay Experience Box, £119.99
If you enjoy the finer things in life, such as gourmet cuisine seasoned to perfection at the hands of expert chefs, you’re sure to love a foodie getaway from our fantastic selection. We’ve compiled the finest of our overnight getaways to create a fantastic selection of decadent gourmet breaks, so you can relax and dine in style. With breaks including tasty and traditional British cuisine in homely surroundings to a gourmet steak dinner in a gorgeous luxury hotel in the city, you are sure to enjoy a memorable break. Whether you are looking for somewhere near you or you want to travel further afield, you’ll be sure to find a break in a suitable location with venues across the UK. There are also hundreds more options with our online booking system.

Awesome Adventures Experience Box, £99.99
With over 630 products to choose from we’re sure that you’ll find the ultimate adrenaline fuelled experience to get your heart pounding! Our awesome adventures are scattered across the UK so no matter where you’re based you’re never too far away from your next exciting activity, from the thrill of getting behind the wheel of a supercar to feeling your stomach drop as you take off in a microlight, relishing the wind in your hair as you jump aboard a 60ft racing yacht and every adventure in-between! Although most of these heart pounding experiences are far too good to share, you’ll find a few hidden gems that are specifically designed for two – so you can enjoy the thrill with someone you love.

Afternoon Tea Experience Box, £34.99
This wonderful afternoon tea treat is the perfect way to celebrate traditional British culture whilst spending some quality time with a loved one. With many wonderful UK locations available you’ll be spoilt for choice. You can relax in the cosy comfort of a quaint tearoom with all the hustle and bustle of the city a few feet away, or embrace rural grandeur and enjoy an indulgent afternoon in a country manor house. Your taste buds will be more than satisfied after a decadent selection of finger sandwiches, homemade scones, and delicious cakes.
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TOP TOYS FOR CHRISTMAS 2022 REVEALED

Although Christmas is still several months away, savvy shoppers are looking to spread the cost of the festive season out and pick up presents as early as possible.

According to the experts at BargainMax.co.uk, the home of competitively priced toys, games and collectibles, here are the top products set to fly of the virtual shelves over the coming months.

Bring Jurassic World to life in your very arms with the Jurassic World Real FX Baby Blue Dinosaur. The authentic Rangers handling glove with built in RealFx pistol grip controller mechanism lets you control Baby Blue, eliciting roars, chatters, snarls and purrs. Available for just £99.99 with BargainMax.co.uk being one of the UK’s sole suppliers!

Bring the fun of the fairground to your own home with the Xootz 6v Bumper Car. This ultimate, eye-catching vehicle is just £159.99 and lets little ones reach speeds of up to 0.7mph and spin a full 360 degrees. With an adjustable seat belt, anti-flat tires and a rubberised base, parents can be sure kids will remain safe whilst enjoying hours of non-stop fun.

Unlock of world of magical potion making with the So Slime DIY Magical Slime Potion Maker, available for just £29.99. Each set comes with a recipe card, three colourants and five decoration styles to mix together with the DIY slime powers to create ten different potions. Simply add water, stir with the golden spoon and watch your potion bubble to life!

Collect your favourite Disney characters, just miniature, with the Zuru 5 Surprise Mini Brand Disney 5-pack, available for just £41.99. With over 60 miniatures available from the most popular Disney brands including Marvel, Pixar, Mickey & Friends and Disney Princesses, kids can collect them all to recreate their very own Disney store.

Dressed in her very own Unicorn-inspired, pink onesie, the Cry Babies Fantasy Dreamy Doll is the perfect gift for all the mini mummies out there. This super cute doll cries real tears and makes realistic baby noises – simply give her a cuddle and her dummy to make her feel better. Available for just £24.99.

Adventure Above & Beyond with the all-new, transforming Octonauts Octoray Headquarters with removable Mini-Ray and Captain Barnacles Figure. Roll into action on the Octoray’s fast moving wheels, then easily transform into a huge 13” tall Octonauts Mobile Headquarters for plenty of action-packed fun. Available for just £59.99.

The new L.O.L Surprise! Fashion Show House Playset is the ultimate stylish hangout for all L.O.L Surprise! Dolls & Boys, available for just £58.99. Along with 40+ surprises, the playset has two shipping containers that fold out to transform into a fully furnished 3-storey house with an impressive seven rooms!

Eli Haffner, Digital Marketing Specialist at BargainMax.co.uk said: “Thanks to the current cost of living crisis, it’s a good idea to spread the cost of Christmas out as much as possible.

“Bagging presents for your kids or other young relatives early is a simple step that will save you so much hassle later in the year.

“Based on feedback from suppliers, the above products are all tipped to be big sellers this Christmas.”

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

From the biodiversity charity, Heart of England Forest

This Christmas, Heart of England Forest is offering three fantastic gift options for those looking to give low impact, green gifts this winter. Perfect for environment- loving children, eco-conscious parents and outdoors enthusiasts, these gift ideas from Heart of England Forest will truly keep giving.

1. Become a Friend of The Forest

This Christmas, you can play an important role in an exciting and vital mission. Give the gift of becoming a Friend of the Forest and together with Heart of England Forest, plant and protect tomorrow’s great native woodland. As a Friend, you’ll make a tangible difference that benefits people, wildlife, and the environment. In recognition of your commitment, there are number of benefits, as well as the chance to be part of an incredible journey that will benefit generation after generation. Price: £5 per month.

2. Make a Donation

Looking to give a gift that truly gives back to the environment? The Heart of England Forest has an ambitious vision to create and conserve a new 30,000 acre broadleaf woodland across south Warwickshire and Worcestershire. They have planted nearly 1.9 million trees so far, and gradually are undoing the destruction of our broadleaf woodland. Woodland creation on this scale makes a significant positive environmental impact, and space is being created for wildlife to thrive and for people to reconnect with the great outdoors.
Price: Any amount you want to give from £5!

3. Dedicate a Tree

Dedicating a tree in the Forest is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion or remember a loved one, whilst doing something positive for the environment. Whether you’re marking a donation with a dedication certificate, adding a personalised tag to the branches of an established broadleaf tree, or booking your unique planting experience, you will become a lasting part of the Forest which will benefit the environment, wildlife and people for generations to come.

Price: £12 to dedicate a tree.

VOLT LONDON

The newest addition to the VOLT range, the LONDON is a city machine inspired by the landscape of our capital and designed for the urban rider with a Bafang torque sensor which interprets rider data and adapts to deliver the necessary power. Winner of the 2022 Red Dot design award, the LONDON is a single speed e-bike that’s both powerful and elegant – the perfect gift this Christmas for the city rider.
As one of the UK’s leading e-bike manufacturers, with all bikes designed and manufactured in Britain, VOLT prides itself on its bold and revolutionary designs. VOLT pushes the boundaries to blend technical sophistication with unrivalled performance delivered at a highly competitive price.

Do you think it’s something you might include in your list?

The VOLT London, a masterclass in combining powerful tech with elegant design creating the perfect city rider.

Specs:
• 70 Miles on a single charge
• Abus integrated frame-lock
• Front pannier and mudguards as standard
• 250 Watt Spintech with Bafang Crank Drive Motor
• Bafang Torque Sensor
• Integrated and removable 36V lithium Battery
• Shimano Single Speed Gears
• Tektro Hydraulic Brakes
• Schwalbe G-One Puncture Resistant Tyres
• Alexrim DP21 Double Wall Reinforced Rims
• Spaninga front and rear LED Lights

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in children from the early on. Remaining sustainable and eco-friendly is very important to us. Even after several years of play and learning, our resources will continue to be put to use and end up sitting
on people’s bookshelves as a handy reference resource for life or be passed down to other children, and the cycle will continue for a long time. Everything is made right here in the UK. Lots of charitable initiatives on the go as well.

FLORE QUO (RRP £280

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FLORE QUO was founded to encourage customers to use their bags for longer, while at the same time, being able to vary and customise their bags. Our innovative bags, Made in Spain, have interchangeable ornaments to suit the occasion, representing a fusion of fashion and jewellery, uniquely as one.

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