Monday, 18th February 2013
Take a sneaky peek at our brand new Spring Essentials Collection - with over 75 new lines for the home, garden, DIY and travel.
Today I have glimpsed my first Daffodil buds popping up through the soil so I know Spring is definitely on its way – and so are our new Spring Essentials Catalogues which will be landing on doormats any day now.
We have added over 75 brand new practical and useful gadgets and accessories to our collection – from household problem solvers to health and lifestyle essentials.
Firstly, I think everyone who takes photos should have one of our Picture Keepers to back up all your photos. The Picture Keeper is the simplest back-up device capable of holding up to 8,000 photos. Take a look at our video to see it in action.
And speaking about clever products, anyone who has a chimney should invest in a Chimney Pillow which will help reduce heat loss and save you money, especially during these cold winter months.
If you are a fan of Lid Sid that appeared in our catalogues late 2012 then say hello to Hotman™ Pot Holder who looks like, and is as much fun as, Lid Sid. Hotman™ will hold your hot pot whilst protecting work surfaces, being the perfect companion in your kitchen.
Another of my favourites has to be the Hedgehog Dryer Balls (mainly because I absolutely love hedgehogs). This pack of 2 will soften your clothes and fabrics naturally in the tumble dryer.
Finally, if you love your music then listen to your iPod in style with these Tangle Proof Zip Earphones - 2013 Gift of the Year Winner for Fashion Jewellery and Acccessories. You will never have tangled earphones again with this clever zip up design that also allows you to unzip them fully to share your music with friends.
Don’t forget there are plenty more new gadgets and accessories to check out. Have a look at our full Essentials Spring Collection here.
Tuesday, 5th February 2013
Here's my top 5 tips to make the perfect pancake this Pancake Day...
Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday falls on 12th February this year, and is one of my favourite days of the year – mainly because it involves eating! Traditionally, Shrove Tuesday was the time of using up all your butter, eggs and sugar from the larder, to mark the start of Lent, but it seems like today it is all about making the best or eating the most pancakes (they are rather yummy)!
So why wait to make pancakes until then? You might as well get some practice in and show off your superior pancake making skills on the day and impress all your friends and family – there’s only one week to go!
Here are my top 5 tips to make the perfect pancake…
Make your batter and leave it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before cooking for best results
Use a non stick pan – this will help stop your pancake sticking at crucial moments, especially when you are ready to toss
Get the pan really hot before adding lard or butter
Don’t touch the pancake – leave it to cook before tossing or flipping to avoid breakage when your pancake is in mid air
If planning on tossing your pancake, make sure you toss confidently in one movement to avoid it landing on the floor!
You can add all sorts of toppings to your pancake, from lemon and sugar, to maple syrup, or even nutella for those chocoholics. Let us know your favourite pancake topping. Mine has got to be lemon, sugar and maple syrup – delicious!
Friday, 18th January 2013
Spoil your partner this Valentine’s Day with our wonderful collection of romantic and personalised gifts.
Valentine’s Day, on Thursday 14th February is fast approaching and is the day where you can show your love and appreciation for your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife – or even a potential valentine with a romantic gift.
With plenty of romantic, fun and personalised gifts to choose from, Presents for Men offers a whole collection of Valentine’s gifts to mark this special day.
If you’re looking to spoil your wife or girlfriend, nothing says ‘I love you’ more than a personalised gift. Our range of romantic personalised gifts include We First Met Here Jigsaws, as well as Personalised Cava and Silk Rose.
However, you could always give her the ultimate pampering day with the gift of relaxation with a fabulous selection of ‘smellies’ including our gorgeous Primrose Path Bubble Bath or our beautiful Handmade Fruit Soaps (Gift Box of 3).
Buying a gift for your husband or boyfriend can be difficult on all occasions, let alone on the most romantic day of the year. That’s why we’ve carefully selected a whole range of interesting and unusual Valentine’s Day gifts, including gadgets, books, socks or ties that will suit the man in your life and show him how much he means to you without being too soppy!
Some of my favourites include our Wobbly Whisky Tumblers or Watch Cufflinks which make brilliant gift ideas that he can use time and time again. You could also add a bottle of Personalised Malt Whisky or choose our Whisky Tasting Kit to complement the Wobbly Whisky Tumblers.
Don’t forget to look at our whole range of Valentine’s Day Gifts to ensure you find something that extra special.
Happy Valentine’s Day Shopping.
Wednesday, 16th January 2013
Find out who our latest winner of out Catalogue Code Prize Draw is...
You’ve all been busy over the last 6 months submitting your catalogue codes with your online orders. The catalogue code prize draw was made on the 15th January 2013 and we’re pleased to announce we have a winner. Congratulations to Miss Angela Cromack. I hope you enjoy choosing your £250 worth of products from our website.
Thank you to everyone who entered their catalogue code into the prize draw.
Tuesday, 8th January 2013
Take a look at our brand new Spring Travel Paraphernalia Collection with over 50 new lines added.
Our brand new Spring Travel Paraphernalia Catalogues have landed and they are packed full of all sorts of ingenious travel gadgets, essential travel accessories and various types of clothing to suit holidays and short breaks abroad and in the UK. Plus we have added over 50 brand new lines to the collection so don’t forget to take a look at what’s new.
So whether you are escaping in search of some much needed sunshine, or off to the country we have lots of practical products to make life easier and more comfortable.
Some of my favourite new lines include Tan Safe™ ideal for holidays at the beach. This clever container looks just like a normal bottle of suntan lotion, but it has a secret compartment where you can hide your cash, keys, credit cards and other valuables whilst by the beach or by the pool – ingenious!
Secondly, if you suffer from circulation problems, including DVT the Airogym™ is a must for any long-haul flight, or even when sitting at your desk. You can exercise without leaving your seat and is designed to improve blood flow through the veins.
If you like to keep yourself organised, especially through airports, then the Multi Pocket Organiser Jacket is a must. With 22 pockets you can keep everything from Netbooks to travel documents inside. Don’t offload – just unzip.
Finally, if you have no idea where to go on holiday this year and need some inspiration then Travel: Where to go When is the ultimate planner for your dream holiday. Highlighting the world’s most spectacular places and best times to visit them, why not explore the Great Barrier Reef or marvel at the Victoria Falls?
So come and check out what else is new in our new travel collection, and why not let us know what you think of the collection – we always love hearing from you.
Monday, 24th December 2012
Our biggest ever January Sale features up to 70% off hundreds of gifts, gadgets and accessories.
Our Sensational Sale has now started and you can save between 50 – 70% off hundreds of gifts, gadgets and accessories! It’s our biggest ever sale to date so make sure you don’t miss out on some terrific bargains – because when they’re gone – they’re gone!
We have something for everyone, to suit all budgets and tastes so why not get ahead and buy those birthday presents early and save money at the same time – or just treat yourself instead.
Check out our Sensational January Sale now.
Thursday, 6th December 2012
It’s almost Party Season so get in the party mood with our Fancy Dress and Party Accessories.
It’s coming up to the end of the year, and that can only mean one thing (apart from opening presents and eating Christmas Dinner) – Party Time! I’m sure you’re all thinking of those work Christmas Parties and New Years’ Parties that are only just around the corner. However if you are struggling for costume or fancy dress ideas, take a look at my top 5 selection for guys and girls:
Passion Lip Tattoos – The perfect way to create sensational lips.
Coloured Contact Lenses - Change the colour of your eyes to match your outfit.
Mr Bean Mask - Turn up as Mr Bean, or any other comedian or celebrity with these brilliant masks.
Tuxedo Morphsuit - Why bother putting on a real tuxedo when you can wear this amazing all-over face and body Tuxedo!
Borat Mankini - Dare your friends to wear this at their party!
PLUS if you are hosting a house party, but worried you will disturb the neighbours with really loud music – why not host your very own Silent Disco
Don’t forget to take a look at our full range of party accessories and fancy dress
items to make your party a success.
Have a great time!
Wednesday, 21st November 2012
Stuck for a Secret Santa gift? Have a look at these gift ideas...
Wow – Christmas certainly is on its way! With less than 5 weeks until Christmas Day, it’s probably about time to start thinking about those Secret Santa presents! So whether you are playing Secret Santa at work or with your family at home, we have all sorts of great gift ideas that will make the perfect Secret Santa present and suit all budgets from under £5 right up to £25.
Don’t worry though – if you have been lumbered with buying a Secret Santa gift for your boss or that really awkward person – here are my top 10 Secret Santa gift ideas.
Caution Cone - An amusing cone to warn people of the ‘Danger of Toxic Gases’!
Crazy Calculator - Liven up (or frustrate) the office with this joke calculator.
Various Christmas Humour Baubles - For that person who doesn’t get into the spirit of Christmas – bah humbug!
Fried Egg Cup - Boiled egg and soldiers fans will love this!
Keep Calm & Carry On - When keeping calm is just not an option.
Passion Lip Tattoos - The perfect accessory for that work Christmas party.
After Dinner Nipples - A cheeky treat to round off an evening.
Cupcake Hot Water Bottle Hand Warmers - Anyone with cold hands will appreciate these.
Highland Fling Coasters - For anyone who loves a Scotsman.
Madeleine Floyd Cycling Mug - The perfect gift for any cyclist.
However – if none of these gifts tick the box, make sure you have a look at our full range of Secret Santa Gifts
. Happy shopping.
Tuesday, 13th November 2012
Struggling for Stocking Filler inspiration? Here are my top 10 favourite stocking fillers...
No matter how old you are, everyone loves waking up to a stocking filled with gifts and goodies on Christmas morning, whether you are 8 or 80. However looking for the perfect stocking fillers can be a bit of a chore. So, to make life a little easier I have compiled a list of my top 10 favourite stocking fillers – from novelty and fun gifts, to practical and ingenious gadgets and accessories, you’re sure to find the perfect stocking fillers for all your family.
Sneakers Silly Socks - these novelty socks will be loved by all teenage boys (or even your dad!)
Zippy Bathers - make bathtime more fun with one of these wind-up swimmers
Microwave Poachie - poach to perfection – great for egg lovers
Nudie Tees - a humorous gift for any golfer
Funny Fetch Toys - Dog Lips - even your dog can enjoy a stocking filler
Illuminated Card Magnifier - a handy magnifier for those on the go
3 in 1 Nail Art Pens - a bit of sparkle for the girls
Vodka Bottle Ice Tray - a must for anyone who loves their vodka and cocktails
World Time Travel Clock - the perfect companion for any traveller
The Official Only Fools & Horses Quiz Book - essential for any Trotter fans
Don’t forget to have a look at all of our fabulous Stocking Fillers
for even more gift ideas.
Tuesday, 6th November 2012
Christmas is nearly here and we have just launched our brand new Presents for Men and Gifts for the Girls Christmas Catalogues. Have a look what’s new…
Christmas is coming and is now only 7 weeks away – can you believe it! We have just launched our brand new Presents for Men and Gifts for the Girls Christmas catalogues full of loads of brand new gifts, gadgets, accessories and stocking filler ideas for your mum, dad, brother, sister, grandparents or best friend.
Why not indulge yourself with our delicious Lemon & Pepper Discs or Caramel, Vanilla & Sea Salt Discs - they’re utterly delightful and extremely moreish - we can’t get enough of them in this office!
I absolutely love the Birdy Mugs, especially the beautiful Wagtail Birdy Mug, which makes a perfect gift for any bird lover.
Who loves Shaun the Sheep? I am a big fan, and anyone who loves him as much as I do will love our Scented Shaun the Sheep Hottie which is perfect for keeping you warm and snug on these chilly nights throughout winter.
If you are looking for a fun book this Christmas, then look no further. The Stick Book – loads of things you can make or do with a stick is full of 70 projects to appeal to every child’s imagination.
If there is snow this year – make sure you buy one of our fabulously fun Penguin or Polar Bear Inflatable Sledges to have hours of sledging fun. They’re great fun for children (and adults!).
Make sure you start your Christmas shopping early this year to avoid the queues and disappointment. Take a look at all our brand new Christmas gifts and don’t forget to take a peek at our whole collection of Christmas gifts and Stocking Fillers.