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Congratulations Are In Order!

Wednesday, 19th July 2017

We have a winner for our latest Catalogue Code Prize Draw!



Hi Qwerkiteers!

We have some exciting news: after collating all of the catalogue code entries for the past six months,
we have drawn a winner!
The prize draw was made on the 18th July 2017.

Huge congratulations to Margaret Sinclair!
We hope you enjoy your £250 shopping spree on our website.

Thank you to everyone who entered their catalogue code into the prize draw.
Keep an eye out for our next draw in January for your chance to win!
 



 

Written By Laura-Anne

Summer Sale!

Tuesday, 20th June 2017

What would be your top picks from our summer sale?






Find more great gifts and gadgets here!

 

Written By Laura-Anne

Our Top 12 Gifts For Father's Day!

Monday, 12th June 2017


 


 

Are you struggling to pick an awesome gift for Father's Day?
Don't panic, we're here to help!
We've selected our 12 best gifts for your dad, stepdad or grandfather.
Enjoy, Qwerkiteers!

 



Deluxe Carving Chisels

Use these professional Carving Chisels to whittle wood into amazing creations. This set of 6 has popular shaped and sized blades that are perfect
for both experts and beginners alike.
He’ll soon be whittling away in no time! And if he needs some inspiration,
the Little Book Of Whittling is the perfect accompaniment!

 


 


 



Chilli Hanging Basket

Some like it hot, and now you can grow your own red hot chilli peppers at home
even if you don’t have a garden.
The hanging basket set includes a wicker basket, compost, seeds and instructions.
These “spicy-a” peppers are a great gift for a green thumbed, gourmet loving Dad!
 


Chocolate Teapot

Has your dad ever used the phrase “as useful as a chocolate teapot”? Now he can (pun totally intended) eat his words! Hand made with real Belgian chocolate, this teapot makes a tasty treat! Just add some hot water, give it a good stir and start dunking marshmallows, strawberries; whatever you fancy!
The world is your teapot…
 



 


 

Wall Climbing Car

This tiny remote control car is quite literally off the wall! Thanks to a vacuum undercarriage you can drive it all over the house –
on the floor, up the walls and even across the ceiling.
If you happen to be singing the theme from Back To The Future at the same time,
we salute you, Sir!
Where we’re going, we don’t need roads…






Woodland Tumbler

This beautiful hand-etched tumbler is made exclusively for Qwerkity, and will make the perfect vessel to wet the baby’s head! The glass features an exquisite
woodland scene with stags and a squirrel.





Ferrari Ballpoint Pen

The perfect gift for any dad who likes driving in the fast lane! This ballpoint pen has been made by Sheaffer under license from Ferrari. Reflecting the slick precision of the iconic racing car, it is finished in Ferrari’s unmistakable Rosso Corsa red gloss and features the 'Cavallino Rampante' prancing horse shield.




 




5 Piece Jaguar Collection

Just in case you've been promising your dad a Jaguar for years, now you treat him to five! This classic die-cast jaguar model set includes models of the E-type, MkII, MkVII, XK120 and SS, which are some of the most iconic and beautiful sports cars ever made.





Guitar Wall Clock

Does your dad rock as much as this clock? Complete with keyhole hook for wall mounting, the wall clock is a cool way to keep track of the time,
and the perfect addition to any man cave!





Chocolate Cheese Selection

Exclusive to Qwerkity and handmade from the finest Belgian chocolate, this is a cheesy gift with a twist! Whether your dad loves cheese or hates it, this is a quirky gift guaranteed to tease or treat either way.




 


 

The Brands That Built Britain Jigsaw Puzzle

Take a trip back in time with this nostalgic jigsaw featuring a store cupboard of iconic brands our grandparents definitely would have used! Taken from the Robert Opie collection and dating back to the first half of the 20th century, the montage of images offers a wonderful historical record of the days before supermarkets.



Chocolate Pocket Watch

Time is both precious and delicious! Keep him ticking over with this chocolate watch that's bound to hit the spot with even the sweetest tooth. Made in England from the purest dark Belgian chocolate, the watch features an authentic bronzed finish that looks too good to eat (well, almost).





Stag Pourer

Serve wine, whisky and other spirits in traditional style with this versatile bottle stopper. Featuring a majestic stag's head with resplendent antlers sculpted in a weighty zinc alloy, it combines a silicone bung stopper with a hygienic stainless steel pourer.

 




Don't forget to enter our fab Facebook competition! 
It's running until noon 13th June. 
Get cracking!




 

Written By Laura-Anne

World Baking Day

Wednesday, 17th May 2017

It's World Baking Day! AKA, the perfect excuse to have an office bake off!








Written By Laura-Anne

Once Upon A Time...

Thursday, 27th April 2017

Are you sitting comfortably? Then we shall begin…

Once upon a time it was Tell A Story Day, and the little elves at Qwerkity picked out their favourite books from their super cool website.




Laura-Anne picked A Child’s First Book Of Trump.

She likes the pictures of the orange lump.

 


 

Nic thinks Peter Rabbit’s Little Book Of Virtue is the best.

She can’t wait to put this good advice to the test.


 


 

 

Katy chose Cows In Trees as her best story to read.

Whoever knew that a cow could get treed?


 



 

Cam likes the story Five Give Up Booze.

The tale of their travails is sure to amuse.


 


 

 

James loves Peter Rabbit’s Book Of Harmony.

It leaves him full of bonhomie!


 



 

Ben likes Medicine’s Strangest Cases.

These stories will surely put you through your paces!


 


 

Jane loves Terry Wogan’s Something For The Weekend.

She thinks it’s a great read if you have some time to spend.


 


 

Chloe’s favourite is Peter Rabbit’s Little Guide To Life.

This is the book to refer to in times of strife.


 


 

Mandy likes Auld Lang Syne.

She hums these tunes all the time!



 


Now you know our favourite stories, it's time to share.

Find us on Instagram;

We'll see you there!

Written By Laura-Anne

We're So Egg-cited!

Tuesday, 11th April 2017

Tis the season for decorating eggs, so we thought we'd have a go at doing our own mini egg self-portraits!



 

  We decided to use our Erasable Felt Tip Pens for the finer details on our little eggies. Obviously, we're all brilliant artists (I mean, look at these!) and we would never make any mistakes, but you could actually just wipe the designs off the eggs
with a damp cloth.

The Erasable Felt Tip Pens come as a set of 12 colours, and are great fun for
doodling with!

For the slightly bolder colours for the Little One and Biscuit eggs, we used these brilliant Paint Sticks. You can add bold colourful brushstrokes to paper (or an egg!) without picking up a paintbrush!

A fantastic mess-free alternative to ordinary paints, these Paint Sticks are filled with ready-to-use poster paint that you apply to paper just like a pen. Plus, they're currently in our Easter Sale! Snap them up while you can!




And here are our little "egg-speriments"!   



Of course, there had to be a winner, and we felt that Benji went above and beyond the call of duty; sacrificing a lock of his little girl's Barbie doll's hair!

Ben now has bragging rights as the most eggs-celent Easter egg decorator in town!





Have you been decorating any Easter eggs, Qwerkiteers?

Send us some photos on Instagram using #Qwerkity!

Hop to it!







Written By Laura-Anne

It's Deep Dish Pizza Day!

Wednesday, 5th April 2017

What a brilliant excuse to break out our Pizza Making Kit!




Cook delicious stone-baked crispy-based pizzas in just 5 minutes with the Pizza Making Kit! Perfect for homemade or shop-bought pizzas, the counter top Pizza Oven delivers an intense heat that cooks pizzas to perfection.

Reaching temperatures of up to 300 degrees and with an authentic firestone cooking bed, the pizzas taste like they've come from the best Italian pizza kitchens! Remove the pizza stone to use the non-stick deep pan base to cook and heat up all sorts of other foods, from fish to frittata!


 

We just love it!

Don't forget to follow us on Instagram and share your favourite pizza pictures with us!

 

Written By Laura-Anne

Spring Has Sprung! Quick: To The Garden!

Tuesday, 28th March 2017

Spring has sprung, and it’s time to get out in the garden! We can’t wait to spend an afternoon outside in the sunshine, so here are our favourite gardening goodies for you.




Handy Seal & Carry Clips

Your spring flowers and any existing plants are bound to be hungry after a long winter, so you’ll need some compost. We all know what a mess compost makes, so you’ll be needing some of these Handy Seal and Carry Clips. These practical, reusable clips seal bags and sacks, eliminating mess. The strong handle makes carrying and pouring simple. Job done!
 


 

Compost Tidy Tray
 

While we’re on the subject of compost, this Compost Tidy Tray is a God send! Keep your working area mess contained with this durable and easy to clean Tidy Tray. With an integral shelf for seeds, labels, pens and a large surface for working, it is ideal for filling seed boxes and potting up.
 


 

Kent & Stowe Border Fork
 

Those flowerbeds will need some attention; turn over the soil with minimum effort using the Kent & Stowe Border Fork. Slightly smaller than a standard garden fork and up to 40% lighter than Kent & Stowe’s standard garden tools, it’s the perfect choice for anyone with limited strength.
 


 

Heart Shaped Hand Trowel
 

Once your soil is turned and aerated, you’ll be ready to start planting bulbs. Break through any remaining tough soil with this Heart Shaped Trowel. With a pointed tip for exceptional soil penetration, this robust tool with its carbon steel head is ideal for use in pots, borders and beds when planting bulbs and seedlings. It even penetrates clay! Made from beautiful ash wood, the handle has been shaped for a comfortable grip.
 

 

Maypole Plant Support
 

This pretty Maypole is perfect for all climbing annuals and perennial flowers such as Sweet Peas and Clematis, as well as Climbing French or Runner Beans.
 


 

Moroccan Tile Gauntlets
 

Keep everything in your garden rosy, including whoever will be doing the hard work, with these beautifully patterned long-armed gloves. Our pretty, soft gloves with padded cuffs offer superb protection for your hands and forearms from thorns, twigs and nettles, whilst maintaining dexterity.
 

 

William Morris Tool Tidy


Take your tools with you as you work your way round the garden. A beautifully elegant accessory for any lady gardener, this sophisticated tool tidy is printed with William Morris's ever popular Strawberry Thief. Get muddy in style!
 

 

You can scope out more of our gorgeous gardening accessories in the
Garden Tools & Accessories category.

 


We’d love to see some pictures of your gardens springing back to life!
Tweet or Instagram us some photos using #qwerkity.

 

Written By Laura-Anne

It's Puppy Day!

Thursday, 23rd March 2017

We know we have a lot of “best day ever” moments, but this one is right up there: it’s PUPPY DAY!




They’re fluffy and cuddly and just downright adorable, plus they’re generally guaranteed to make a bad day better. Let’s face it; with a puppy, you’re bound to have a barking good time!

Jack Russell Salt & Pepper Set

Just imagine these little guys on your dresser shelf! With their waggy dog tails and quizzical expressions, they make charming tableware for any dog lover.
 

Unlikely Friendships – Dogs
 


 

If you'd always thought that a dog is man's best friend, this book will just make you even more certain! An absolute joy to read, Unlikely Friendships Dogs features true stories of canine companionship and courage, from the mastiff who rescued 17 horses to the pit bull who likes playing with a tortoise.
 

'Home Is Where the Dog Is' Doormat
 


 

Truer words were never said, and now you can keep muddy paws whether canine, feline or human off your floor with this hard wearing, super-absorbent mat.

 

360 Light-Up Necklace
 


 

Does your dog disappear in your garden at night? Now you’ll be able to see him easily even if he is at the bottom of your garden. He will also be more visible if you are walking him on a pavement in the dark.
 

The Dog Rules Tea Towel
 


 

If your dog has slowly encroached into every aspect of your life just by showing those big puppy dog eyes, then you need this tea towel in your life! Featuring Tottering By Gently artist Annie Tempest’s endearing cartoons, it is a must for anyone whose dog rules the house!
 

Worktop Saver in Pre-Wash
 



 

Does anybody know of a dog that can resist an open dishwasher door? A must for anyone with a soft spot for dogs – and obligatory if it happens to be a black Labrador – this Glass Worktop Saver is a fond reminder of just why we love dogs so much.
 

Waboba® Fetch Dog Ball

 



 

Treat your dog to hours of water-based fun with this fetch ball specially designed to float on water. A must for any dog that likes nothing better than splashing around in the river or the sea, the ball is just the right size for throwing and for your dog to retrieve. My puppy goes nuts for this bouncy ball!
 

How It Works: The Dog
 


 

Part of the new Ladybird Books for adults range, this hilarious book is perfect for any dog owner! Humans have been around dogs for thousands of years, but how do we know what they’re really thinking? We think we do, like the book states, ''You love it, don't you, boy? says Siobhan. Columbo does love the food. But he would be just as happy to eat his own sick.'' This humorous parody for adults is a great read and will be loved by all.
 

Me, The Dog & You Pillow Cases
 


 

We all know that dogs are a man’s best friend, so it seems only fair they have the lion’s share of the bed. These witty, generously-sized pillowcases are a must for anyone who shares their bed with their favourite pet!
 


 

Tweet or Instagram us some photos of your puppy!

 

Written By Laura-Anne

World Book Day 2017

Wednesday, 1st March 2017

Are you sitting comfortably, Qwerkiteers? Then we shall begin! Once upon a time…





The 2nd March 2017 will see the 20th year of World Book Day. The main aim of World Book Day is to encourage kids of all ages to explore the joys of reading by providing them with books of their own (a worthy cause if ever there was one!).

This got us to reminiscing about our favourite books from when we were little, and we thought we’d share them with you, and why they meant so much to us!

 

John’s Favourite: The Wind In The Willows

  This is my favourite book of all time. I read it every Christmas because it's cosy and exciting.

I particularly like doing the voices!

 

Tracey's Favourite: Kipper's Book Of Weather

 

  The first book I bought for my children was Kipper's Book Of Weather, now enjoyed by Biscuit!

My own favourite as a child was Black Beauty, which I read at least 20 times!
 

 

Jane’s Favourite: Peepo!

  My favourite children's book is Peepo! by Janet & Allan Ahlberg. My two granddaughters love it as much as my children did when I read it to them over 30 years ago. Written in rhyme, with fantastic illustrations, both children and adults will enjoy reading it equally! It is a perfect book for young children – they love the repetition and anticipation and it helps them extend their vocabulary.

 

Chloe’s Favourite: The Twits

  The Twits is one of my favourite childhood books as it is responsible for one of my favourite quotes:
“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

The book is also slightly gruesome, and what child doesn't love that!


 

Amelia’s Favourite: Little Rabbit Foo Foo

  "He's wild, he's wicked, he's…" the cheeky rabbit who used to make me giggle endlessly. Little Rabbit Foo Foo was one of my favourite childhood books.

When I was younger I used to read the book to my Mum and run around the lounge acting out the scenes.

It is a simple but fun book full of wonderful illustrations, and was perfect in making me behave well (I thought if I behaved badly I would turn into a 'goonie' too!).


 

Ben’s Favourite: Dogs Don’t Do Ballet

  The one book that currently stands out for me is 'Dogs Don't Do Ballet'. It's an amusing story about a strange looking little dog that doesn't think it's a dog and wants to be accepted as a ballerina. The brilliant illustrations help bring the characters to life and the story reminds us it's OK to be creative and different from others despite the knock backs.

Maybe because it's the third time around reading it with my youngest I practically know the story off by heart and I have mastered the voices and accents when reading out loud! Sometimes I really go for it; you would think I was auditioning for BBC Jackanory! (Showing my age now). Good-night children!


 

Laura-Anne’s Favourite: Charlotte’s Web

  This book is a true classic, though perhaps a strange choice for me as I was petrified of spiders when I was little! I just loved the way the story unfolded, and the edition I have is full of gorgeous black and white illustrations. It's such a positive story that teaches us that things don't have to be pretty in order to be wonderful.

My dad used to read this to me before bed when I was really little, so it will always have a special place on my bookshelf!



 

What was your favourite book when you were knee high to a grasshopper?

Tweet or Instragram a book selfie to us!
 



 

Written By Laura-Anne

 
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