Wednesday, 7th August 2013
We have just launched our brand new essentials by post autumn collection and have over 140 new gadgets and accessories to choose from. Here are our favourites…
Great news this week. Our brand new essentials by post autumn catalogues have launched and are packed full with over 140 brand new practical, fun and unusual gadgets and accessories for your home, garden, DIY and travel. Be the first to view the new collection online (www.essentialsbypost.co.uk).
There are so many new gadgets to choose from this autumn including home gadgets. One of my absolute favourites is the Oh-So Light Expanding Hose which automatically expands up to 3 times its original length when the water is turned on and contracts when the water is turned off. Take a look at the fantastic video we have of it below.
If you love to cook, but always end up having to serve cold food due to the lack of room in the oven, then our Microwaveable Hot Plate is the answer. You can keep food piping hot as well as beautifully chilled for up to an hour with this clever hot plate.
Prevent draughts this autumn and winter when the nights start to draw in with our beautiful Sheep Draught Excluder which features a family of 8 woolly sheep complete with tails, eyes and endearing expressions. It will guarantee a smile even on the chilliest of nights.
If you like to start the day with a strong coffee or a good cup of tea then our Coffee Press and Tea Infusers are for you. Just add coarsely ground coffee or tea leaves to the Infuser, dip it into the boiling water, allow to brew and press to release the full flavour – delicious!
Finally, have more fun in the shower with this brilliant Light-up LED Shower Head which lights up the water in different colours depending on the temperature. Eau so clever!
Don’t forget you can see all of these new products and the rest of the full collection online now.
Why not let us know your favourite new gadgets and accessories by leaving us a comment in the box below – we always love to hear from you.
Monday, 5th August 2013
Find out who our latest Introduce a Friend competition winner is!
It’s that time of year again and we have just drawn our latest winner from our Introduce a Friend Competition, where we sent out Introduce a Friend cards with our summer Essentials catalogues.
Congratulations to Lucy Millar, our latest Introduce a Friend Competition winner who has won £50 of vouchers to spend with us. We hope you enjoy spending your vouchers.
Thank you to everyone who entered and filled out the cards recommending a friend. We hope that you all find some great gift ideas for yourself, friends and family for any occasion.
Wednesday, 17th July 2013
We have a winner! Find out who’s won a £250 shopping spree in our latest Catalogue Code Prize Draw.
Exciting news! We have been busy collating all the catalogue codes that you have submitted with your online orders over the past 6 months - and we finally have a winner. The Catalogue Code Prize Draw was made on 15th July 2015. Huge congratulations to Mr Robert Collier. 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.
Thursday, 4th July 2013
Our team of expert buyers choose their favourites from our Massive Summer Sale.
Summer is finally here (or at least it’s forecast to be sunny this weekend) and we have over 600 gifts, gadgets and accessories with up to 70% off in our Massive Summer Sale to choose from.
Whether you love a bargain (who doesn’t), are stocking up on birthday and Christmas presents (not forgetting your pets) or just need an excuse to shop, we have a great range of gifts and gadgets, not forgetting accessories for the home and garden plus essential travel accessories you won’t want to miss out on.
Three of our favourites include the Photo to Canvas Kit - now a massive 70% off! You can print off your favourite pictures, or maybe a perfect holiday snap, in a matter of minutes and turn it into a beautiful canvas display for your wall.
As it’s looking nice this coming week, maybe you want to fire up the barbeque and make the most of the sunshine. Make sure you’re kitted out with our Grillslinger Sport BBQ System, ready to take charge of the cooking!
Finally if you’re in festival mode, get in the music swing with our Silent Disco Starter Kit that will keep the party going without annoying the neighbours.
Our Buyers’ full Top 9 include:
Photo to Canvas Kit
Grillslinger Sport BBQ System
Union Jack & Floral Windbreaks
Dog Bone Food Bowls
Protect your iPad Covers
Bobble Jug Water Filter
Silent Disco Starter Kit
Black Labrador Matchbox Holder
Make sure you grab a bargain from our Massive Summer Sale
before it’s too late – there’s over 600 items to choose from. Sale must end Sunday 14th
Monday, 10th June 2013
Make unwanted calls a thing of the past with the clever Call Blocker.
Nuisance calls and unwanted voicemail messages are becoming an increasing problem for many people. As well as causing frustration and annoyance, these calls can also be intimidating, particularly to the elderly.
Now you can put an end to these nuisance telephone calls with the Call Blocker. This clever device comes pre-programmed with all rogue calling telephone numbers known to the Call Prevention Registry and can block up to 1,000 callers easily at the touch of a button.
The unwanted caller’s number is then logged into the unit’s memory and is blocked permanently, allowing you to get on with your daily routine without worrying about getting cold callers.
Click here to find out more about our Call Blocker and let us know if you suffer from cold callers.
Wednesday, 5th June 2013
Are you off to a music festival? Make sure you check out these Top 10 essentials you don’t want to leave home without!
Festival season is here at last with the Isle of Wight Festival, Download, Glastonbury and T in the Park just around the corner. Whether it’s your very first festival or your 50th, we have all sorts of gadgets, accessories and groovy camping gear which you shouldn’t leave home without.
Here are my Top 10 picks…
Festival Feet Shoe Covers – look cool and protect your shoes from the wet and mud
VW Campervan Tent – stand out from the crowd with this groovy tent
Mystical Fire Magic Colour Changing Flames - brighten up your camp fire with a colourful display
Multi Colour LED Headlight - don’t get lost in the dark
Waterproof Money Belt - keep your money and belongings safe
Stardust Wellies - essential footwear in muddy conditions
Stick-On Boot Bling - jazz up any pair of wellies
Shewee Extreme Set - an essential piece of kit for ladies
Emergency Ponchos - just in case it rains!
Folding Insulated Mat - no-one likes a soggy bottom
Don’t forget to check out even more of our Camping & Festival
Friday, 31st May 2013
We put Gemma to the test to try out our new Silk’n Sonic Skin Care System. Read how she got on…
Silk’n recently put out their version of the motorised skin care brush, a gadget made popular by the high end brand Clarisonic. I have been using the Clarisonic now for the past 4 months and so was interested to know how the Silk’n version stacked up against the Clarisonic. I will be comparing the Sonic Skin Care System with the Clarisonic Mia 2.
Price - this is where the most dramatic difference occurs. The Silk’n brush retails for £49.99, which is a whopping 58% cheaper than the Clarisonic Mia 2 (£120). Clarisonic very rarely discount and the retailers they work with are generally not big discounters so you would be lucky to find any Clarisonic unit at less than the SRP.
Brush Head – The head of the Silk’n unit is slightly larger than the Clarisonic brush and the bristles slightly coarser. There are various different brush heads you can buy for different skin types for the Clarisonic – I have just compared it with the standard head that comes with the unit.
Body Size – The body of the Silk’n is slightly longer, larger and shinier in finish. It’s nice – it fits in the hand well and comes with a handy charging station on which it can sit. The Clarisonic is slightly more compact with a textured finish.
Power – Both are mains charged. Silk’n docks into a holder, the Clarisonic has a clever magnetic charger and feels like it vibrates faster.
Performance – Silk’n has vibrating and pulsating modes, and 2 speeds for each. The vibrating mode is said to clean and exfoliate the skin, while the pulsating mode improves skin elasticity. It has a 60 second timer. Clarisonic has 2 speeds and a 60 second timer which stops intermittently to let you know to move onto the next section of the face.
Overall, the effect on the skin is very similar from one device to the other. They both clean and exfoliate extremely well. The faster vibration on the Clarisonic and softer head makes it feel a little less abrasive and gentler on the skin. £120 is a lot of money to spend on a facial cleanser without having tried it and knowing if it will suit you and your skin. For £49.99 you can get a very similar result.
Take a look at our Sonic Skin Care System
and don’t forget to let us know your opinions – we always love hearing from you.
Tuesday, 21st May 2013
Father’s Day will be here soon. Here are my Top 10 gift ideas to suit any dad.
Father’s Day is celebrated on 16th June this year and if you haven’t a clue what to buy for your dad this Father’s Day and are in a hurry, I have put together a list of my Top 10 Gifts to suit any dad.
Top 10 Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Cool Dad Music Socks
Personalised Whisky Gift Set
Guitars: 500 of the Most Seductive Instruments
Personalised Father’s Day Message Mug
Sandals Silly Socks
Personalised From Russia With Love Kindle Cover
Habanero & Chipotle Chilli Chocolates
Whisky Bath & Shower Gel
Back Up iPhone Charger
Don’t forget to check out our Father’s Day
category for over 100 more gift ideas for dads of all ages and interests including gadget-loving dads, sporty dads, gardening dads and much more.
You can always leave us a comment if you need some suggestions – we always love hearing from you and helping out.
Tuesday, 21st May 2013
Don't forget it’s National BBQ Week from 27th May until 2nd June. The perfect excuse to have a BBQ.
Did you know it’s National BBQ Week from Monday 27th May – Sunday 2nd June 2013? It’s time to fire up those barbeques (if you haven’t already) and hopefully enjoy the sunshine and lighter evenings with some al fresco dining with friends and family!
We have a wide range of BBQ Accessories to make any barbeque a success, and if your barbeque has seen better days, then why not upgrade to one of our stylish Fire Pits which can be used as a barbeque as well as an outdoor fire to keep you warm on chilly evenings.
My Top 5 Recipe Ideas…
Chicken Drumsticks – marinated in BBQ sauce
Home Made Beef Burgers (TIP: Only turn them once, not several times)
Chicken or Lamb Kebabs – with lots of pineapple, peppers and onions (and tzatziki sauce)
Sizzling Sausages – topped with Piri Piri Sauce
Corn on the cob with lots of melted butter
Whatever you’re cooking, you might want to look the part by wearing our Grillslinger Sport BBQ System
now £24.99 and if you never know when your meat is properly cooked, then our Reusable Thermometers
will come in handy and now they are only £12.50!
To make your outdoor dining experience even better, don’t forget to take a look at our full range of Al Fresco Dining accessories
Thursday, 16th May 2013
We’ve just added over 100 brand new items to our new Essentials Summer Collection – now online. Take a sneaky peek now.
Summer is nearly here and we’ve been busy bees in the office adding over 100 brand new lines to our essentials Summer Collection including practical and useful gadgets and accessories for your home, garden, DIY and travel. Our essentials by post catalogues will be landing on doormats any day now, but why not take a sneaky peek online (www.essentialsbypost.co.uk) and be the first to view the new collection.
Some of my favourites from this collection include the Willow Insulated Picnic Basket which can hold 2 bottles and is perfect for picnics or garden parties – all we need is some sunshine.
I also love the ’Shabby Chic’ Indoor or Outdoor Mirror which can be used to increase the size of your garden or conservatory, and makes a lovely decorative item.
When the sunshine does appear (which I hope will be very soon), then you will definitely want to make use of our Zoku® Instant Lolly Maker to make tasty and refreshing ice lollies. Why not get our Zoku™ Lolly Recipe Book as well to create 40 different, quick and delicious recipes with wonderful flavours.
If you’re anything like me and struggle to add or remove keys, then our Free Key® System is a must buy. No more broken nails – just a simple press down function and your key slips on.
Finally – if you’re fed up with receiving nuisance telephone calls and lots of pointless answerphone messages, then our Call Blocker is what you need. This clever device has the ability to block up to 1,000 callers at the touch of a button. Peace at last.
Don’t forget we have over 100 brand new products to view in our essentials Summer Collection.
You can also let us know what you think of the collection – we always love hearing from you.