BBC Worldwide reveals a Christmas cracker of a gift selection for little ones
BBC Worldwide have a fantastic array of merchandise for children from hit CBeebies series’ Hey Duggee, Go Jetters, Something Special and Sarah & Duck, just in time for the festive season. A beautiful range of toys, playsets, clothing and DVDs from some of the UK’s best-loved children’s characters are now available to fill stockings and surround Christmas trees.
Check out the DVDs below and toys/games which we have listed at the bottom of this article! Enjoy!
Check out the Hey Duggee store for all things huggable including the ever popular Woof Woof Duggee Soft Toy featuring fun sounds, phrases and theme tunes from the show. There is also a great selection of Hey Duggee books, cute pyjamas, comfy socks for little feet and entertaining DVDs. The latest Hey Duggee – The Train Badge DVD is available now and filled with laughter, learning and exciting activities in the adventure club that every child will want to join in with. Sainsbury’s are also launching cosy Hey Duggee slippers and pyjama sets, which will be available from December. A-Woof!
Jet straight to the latest Go Jetters goodies in time for Christmas. Pre-schoolers can relive adventures from the series with the Around the World Playset, exclusive to Argos This monumental playset features three of the world’s most famous landmarks featured in the series: The Statue of Liberty, The Great Pyramids, and Big Ben – each with their own set of special features and glitches! Embark on even more action-packed, geographical jaunts with the Jet Pad and Vroomster from Fisher-Price. And look super funky at bedtime with the new Go Jetters pyjama set, exclusive to Sainsbury’s and available from November. The all new Go Jetters – The North Pole and Other Adventures DVD will be hitting the shelves in time for Christmas too.
Little ones can enjoy having fun with Something Special character Mr Tumble and his friends this Christmas. Tie a ribbon around the Fun Sounds Musical Car for happy faces on Christmas morning with seven exciting features to discover. The car also contains four Makaton cards for learning how to sign. You can also help Mr Tumble drive home for Christmas with the Argos Exclusive Mr Tumble Adventure Track Set. Continue the learning adventure with the Mr Tumble Learning Tab. Press the image on the tablet to hear fun sounds and facts and play any of the six games to learn about colours, numbers, shapes, letters, characters and musical instruments; available at Amazon, Argos and Debenhams from November. The Something Special – Laugh with Mr Tumble DVD is available now to keep the little ones entertained on Christmas day. These nine episodes see Mr Tumble and his friends having lots of fun and laughter in a variety of places with plenty of activities to watch and enjoy.
Sarah & Duck
Who needs Santa and Rudolph when you can have Sarah & Duck? There is a quacking selection of products available to purchase in time for Christmas morning. There are jazzy Sleep Duck pyjamas that are 100% cotton for a comfortable night’s sleep. While the Sarah & Duck – Constable Quack DVD is flying fun for all the family. Ten quirky stories include Sergeant Sarah and Constable Quack’s first case, Moon and Rainbow’s first meeting and a very robotic dream, courtesy of Duck!
These wonderful gifts featuring much loved CBeebies characters are available from all good retailers, or as retailer exclusives where stated.
Woof Woof Duggee Soft Toy (Golden Bear) RRP £24.99
Hey Duggee Slippers (William Lamb) RRP TBC
Hey Duggee The Train Badge & Other Stories DVD RRP £10.20
Go Jetters Jet Pad (Fisher Price) RRP £46.99
Go Jetters Vroomster (Fisher Price) RRP £25.99
Go Jetters The North Pole and Other Adventures DVD RRP £10.20
Mr Tumble Fun Sounds Musical Car (Golden Bear) RRP £32.99
Mr Tumble Learning Tab (Trends UK) RRP TBC
Something Special Laugh with Mr Tumble DVD RRP £10.20
Sarah & Duck Pyjamas (TDP Textiles) RRP £5.99-£6.99
Sarah & Duck Constable Quack DVD RRP £8.16
DISCOVER THE ANDES
With New Super Oils from Andean Sol
For those looking to add an extra element of health to their diet, look no further as Andean Sol, the premium superfood brand has launched an innovative range of Chia Oils this month. By working closely with farmers in the Andean region of South America, Andean Sol brings the essence of the mountains to the UK with the creation of its Olive and Chia Oil and Extra Virgin Chia Oil.
A world first, the Olive and Chia Oil is cold pressed to maximise flavour, adding life to any dish, whether it’s drizzled, dipped or doused over food. Available in 250ml bottles with a RRP of £8.99, the nutritious oil brings together the best of both worlds, the sublime taste of the highest quality olive oil blended with the impressive plant based Omega-3 power of cold pressed chia oil. The result is a rich peppery oil that will add depth to any dish.
Alongside this ground breaking new condiment, Andean Sol has also launched a pure Extra Virgin Chia Oil. Made from the finest chia seeds grown in the warm and sunny foothills of the Andes Mountains, the Extra Virgin Chia Oil is deliciously light and contains approximately 64% of plant powered Omega-3 fatty acids. With a light nutty flavour it is the ideal nutritious salad dressing. Available in 100ml bottles with a RRP of £9.99, you can experience the true taste of the Andes with every drop.
Ever wondered where your food really comes from? Well now you can know, by entering in the unique code found on the back of Andean Sol packs onto their website, you can learn about the process, people and farm who worked hard to create the new oil range.
The Andean Sol range is available now on Ocado.
For more information please visit: www.andeansol.com
THE BRITISH & IRISH LIONS UNCOVERED –
BEHIND THE SCENES STORY OF THE 2017 TOUR
Arrives on, DVD, Blu-ray™ and Digital on 13th November 2017
THE EPIC story the British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour to New Zealand has been documented in a behind the scenes film – LIONS UNCOVERED will be available to own on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital platforms on 13th November 2017 from Spirit Entertainment.
Including over two hours of unseen footage, the film tells the story of a team of rivals, the best of the best from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales who came together with a single purpose many billed “Mission Impossible”.
Available to pre-order now and on general sale on DVD, Blu-Ray and Download on November 13, Uncovered from STAMP Productions is the next chapter in the Lions saga following the 2013 Lions Raw tour and is a must watch for any sports fan.
Few outside the squad gave them a chance against the mighty All Blacks, who had not been beaten at home since 2009 – a run of 47 matches and 2849 days.
Yet the strongest steel is forged in the hottest fire and the Lions of 2017 showed their mettle to draw the series and do the iconic jersey proud.
Charting the Tour in graphic detail, this is the unique account of how the Lions took on the most successful sports team in history 10,000 miles from home, against all odds.
Witness the real life, behind the scenes journey to the far side of the world where the Lions were roared on by more than 20,000 travelling passionate fans.
Feel the tension in the coaches’ box on match day as the Lions bounce back from the 1st Test defeat at New Zealand’s Eden Park fortress to win the 2nd Test in Wellington before the finale back in Auckland.
Watch the Lions receive a formal challenge from 500 Maori warriors at the famed Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the birthplace of New Zealand, and hear them respond with songs from their homelands.
Determined to live out the Lions values on and off the field, the squad visited schools, hospitals and communities everywhere they went, and were made welcome all over New Zealand.
With unrestricted access to every meeting and training session, where players wore microphones for the first time, the team bus and even choir practice, see and hear the players as you have never before.
Featuring thrilling match footage from every one of the 10 games, this is one of the most extraordinary sporting events of all time.
BONUS FEATURES ON DVD AND BLU-RAY™:
Warren Gatland Interview
Final Kicking Practise
TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD AND BLU-RAY™:
Release Date: 13th November 2017
Copyright: 2017 Spirit Entertainment Limited
Rating: E (Includes strong language that may offend)
Run Time: 160 minutes feature film plus 64 minutes of Extras (2 disc set)
About Spirit Entertainment Limited
Spirit Entertainment is a market leading Home Entertainment distribution specialist, representing DVD, Blu-ray and digital rights on behalf of broadcasters, talent, film Producers and production companies.
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However, at the request of our customers, we soon decided to push forward and embrace colours from all ends of the spectrum. Moving away from our rouge niche was pretty scary at first, but I hope you’ll agree with us when we say we now think that it was the best decision we ever made!
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With such a large choice of modern accessories, covering clocks to colanders, mugs to magazine racks, you need not venture any further in your quest to find a complement for your interior, or discover the perfect gift for another.
Answer the Call of Duty this Christmas
Call of Duty has returned to its roots with a breath-taking experience that redefines World War II for a new gaming generation.
Call of Duty: World War II delivers gritty realism, authenticity and cinematic intensity on an epic scale. In addition to the game’s boots-on-the-ground combat, multiplayer offers a host of new modes and gameplay innovations across iconic map locations; while an all-new Nazi Zombies Cooperative mode unleashes a startling, new storyline and adrenaline filled experience.
From the beaches of Normandy to the Hürtgen Forest, experience a dramatic story highlighting some of the most dramatic and iconic moments of World War II as a young soldier who is facing the unforgiving reality of war alongside his brothers in arms. This actioned packed release is one not to be missed this Christmas.
You can pre-order the digital deluxe edition that includes Call of Duty: WWII, a season pass giving access to all downloadable content for the game and additional bonus content.
For more information about Call of Duty: WWII please visit www.callofduty.com
Release date: 3rd November 2017
PEGI Rating: 18
Available Platforms: PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PC
New Legends Will Rise This Christmas
The hotly anticipated sequel to the internationally acclaimed Destiny, first-person action-shooter Destiny 2 takes players on an epic journey across the universe to defend humanity from annihilation.
There’s never been a better time to jump into the Destiny universe – with a new compelling and immersive story, it’s a fresh beginning for new and existing players to discover.
In Destiny 2, humanity’s last safe city has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force, led by villain Dominus Ghaul, the imposing commander of the Red Legion. Players must reunite scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim their home.
Destiny 2 will give players the chance to enjoy the cinematic campaign mission, band together and fight side by side in a Co-Operative Strike, or throw down against each other in Competitive Multiplayer.
Loved by critics and players alike, don’t miss Destiny 2 this Christmas!
In addition to the standard copy of the game, those looking for the prefect Christmas gift for the gamer in their life can also get their hands on the Destiny 2 Digital Deluxe Edition featuring premium digital content.
For more information about the Destiny 2 universe, visit DestinyTheGame.com.
Release date: 6th September 2017 (PlayStation®4 and Xbox One) & PC release from 24th October 2017
PEGI Rating: 16
Available Platforms: PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC
THE AVERAGE BLOKE WILL SPEND 315 DAYS (NEARLY ONE YEAR OF HIS LIFE)… IN THE BATHROOM, ACCORDING TO STUDY BY JUST FOR MEN CONTROL GX
Modern British will men spend almost ONE YEAR (315 days to be exact) of their lifetime in the bathroom, according to new research.
Researchers have revealed the extent to which the nation’s WCs are being taken over by males – with the typical bloke now spending TWO HOURS a week hogging the family bathroom for their ‘mantenance’ routine.
According to the poll of 1,000 males by Just for Men Control GX, the average man will spend a staggering 97 days of their life showering, a further 52 days shaving and a whopping 3.5 MONTHS simply sitting on the loo.
But when it comes to what men ACTUALLY get up to when locked in the loo – a quarter confessed to leisurely checking Facebook and Instagram, while one in five prefer to catch up on work emails.
Aside from personal hygiene, one in 12 men reckon some of their best ideas have come from when they were mulling things over in the toilet, while one in seven men said they came up with an ingenious, money-making scheme whilst in the shower.
Perhaps not surprisingly, one in 15 men admitted to spending too much time in the bathroom, the research reveals
A cringe-worthy nine percent enjoy striking poses in the bathroom mirror while no-one is looking, while one in five like to sit back and read a newspaper or magazine while relaxing on the toilet.
The poll also finds the typical man spends 17 minutes every week laboriously grooming their facial hair.
A spokesman for Just for Men Control GX, a product made for men to gradually reduce grey hair, said: “The assumption that it’s the women of the house hogging the bathroom is clearly way off.
“As the survey shows men like to retreat to the bathroom for a variety of reasons – with one in ten Brits actually hiding from their families to get some peace and quiet!”
To help uncover the truth about men’s bathroom time, the survey asked respondents what they use their time in the bathroom to do (apart from the obvious!).
TOP 10 BATHROOM ‘MANTENANCE’ ACTIVITIES
1. Surfing the internet (26%)
2. Check emails (21%)
3. Read magazine/paper/ book (19%)
4. Listen to the radio (13%)
5. Posting on social media (11%)
6. Posing/ looking in the mirror (9%)
7. Watch TV (8%)
8. Hide from my children for peace and quiet (5%)
9. Hide from partner/ family for peace and quiet (5%)
10. Taking selfies (3%)
**figures based on adult male lifetime 18-81**
Udderly Smooth is a greaseless, stainless moisturizer that can be used by the whole family. www.udderlysmooth.co.uk
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BOOK: Wicked Bugs (Young Reader’s Edition) Ages 8-12 By Amy stewart, Illustrated by Briony Morrow-Cribbs £10.99 Published October 2017, by Algonquin Books
Did you know there are zombie bugs that not only eat other bugs but also inhabit and control their bodies? There’s even a wasp that delivers a perfectly-placed sting in a cockroach’s brain and then leads the roach around by its antennae — like a dog on a leash. Scorpions glow in ultraviolet light. Lots of bugs dine on corpses. And if you want to know how much it hurts to get stung by a bullet ant (hint: it really, really hurts), you can consult the Schmidt Sting Pain Index. It ranks the pain produced by ants and other stinging creatures. How does it work? Dr. Schmidt, the scientist who created it, voluntarily subjected himself to the stings of 150 species. Organized into thematic categories (Everyday Dangers, Unwelcome Invaders, Destructive Pests, and Terrible Threats) and featuring full-color illustrations by Briony Morrow-Cribbs, Wicked Bugs is an educational and creepy-cool guide to the worst of the worst of insects, arachnids, and other arthropods. This is the young readers adaptation of Amy Stewart’s bestselling book for adult readers
Wild For Horses, Posters & Collectibles Cards. 50 Amazing Horses! www.storey.com
This one-of-a-kind book of horse posters and flash cards is packed with stunning images and essential information. Two dozen posters of all-time favorite breeds like Arabian, Shetland Pony, and Lipizzan show off the beauty of these majestic creatures, and kids can show them off, too: these pull-out pages are ready to hang on a bedroom wall, with two additional 12 x 30 posters that capture horses’ grandeur. Finally, each of the 24 punch-out flash cards include a pocketsize photo and fun facts. With both magnificent, ready-to-hang images and portable breed profiles, this unique package offers total immersion for horse-loving kids.
BAKING CLASS, By Deanna F. Cook… The step by step photo instructions are easy to follow and cover all the basics, such as buttering a pan, rolling out cookie dough and decorating a cake.
The step by step photo instructions are easy to follow and cover all the basics, such as buttering a pan, rolling out cookie dough and decorating a cake. Each recipe showcases real kids baking something yummy, from muffins, scones and quick breads to yeast breads, cookies, cakes and pies. Favourite recipes include Pumpkin Patch Muffins, Puffy Popovers, Cinnamon Rolls, Cocoa Cake-in-a-Mug, Teeny Tiny Apple Pies, Snickerdoodles and Chocolate Chip Cookie Factory. Each chapter also features a Mix ‘n’ Match visual spread with quick and creative ideas like bread dough art and decorated cupcakes. Bonus features include pop-out recipe cards, cupcake flag stickers, kitchen gift tags, cookie cut-out stencils, bake sale signs and more.
Fire Up Your Creativity with Spontaneous Art, Wild Writing, and Inventive Thinking
Using words, drawing, collage, and observation-based list-making, award-winning author Emily K. Neuburger highlights the many paths into journaling. Her 60 interactive writing prompts and art how-tos help you to expand your imagination and stimulate your creativity. Every spread invites a new approach to filling a page, from making a visual map of a day-in-my-life to turning random splotches into quirky characters for a playful story. ? lt’s the perfect companion to all those blank books and an ideal launch pad to explore creative self-expression and develop an imaginative voice — for anyone ages 10 to 100!
Guided journals for note takers and list makers, seeking a creative way to plan their day.
Millions of people have embraced both bulleted and guided journals as a means of organizing their daily lives. These journals combine the best of both trends, and the result is agendas packed with prompts that encourage organization, creativity, and mindfulness. Both high-end journals are beautifully produced, with a dot-grid on high-quality paper, a ribbon marker, lay-flat binding, and an elastic closure.
Nature Observer: A Guided journal
By Maggie Enterrios. £14.99 September 2017
For nature lovers seeking a greater appreciation of the world around them, Nature Observer follows the seasons, provides reminders to appreciate the outdoors during particular moments of beauty, and features creative exercises inspired by the natural world.
A Year in the Garden: A Guided Journal
By Nina & Sonya Montenegro, £14.99 September 2017
A Year in the Garden is perfect for gardeners looking to plan their time in and out of the garden, where gardeners can track what they are growing, and what they want to grow, and features creative exercises inspired by plants.
Also – coming soon from Workman Publishing:
Every Day is Epic by Mary Kate McDevitt £12.99, October 2017
In this one-year guided journal from artist Mary Kate McDevitt, every entry sparks creativity and self-reflection with inspiring prompts, upbeat affirmations, and interactive doodles. Chronicle plans and budding ideas. Jot down daydreams or forecast your mood. Rate your accomplishments. With quirky humor and vibrant illustrations, every page is a celebration of the adventures, discoveries, and joys that make your life uniquely epic.
Made by Hand!
Kids Learn 6 Time-Tested Fiber Crafts by Nicole Blum & Catherine Newman…..
Stitch Camp 208 pages;
photographs and illustrations throughout £14.99 paper w/ flaps and 2 sheets of punch-out gift tags
ISBN: 978-1-61212-750-7 Available October 2017
Today’s thriving maker culture is rubbing off on kids, who are hungry for hands-on guidance in creating stylish wearables and practical objects, or hacking and customizing existing ones. Stitch Camp gets them started with complete instructions for mastering six all-time favourite fibre crafts: sewing, knitting, embroidery, crochet, weaving, and felting.
Step-by-step photos teach kids ages 9 to 14 the basics of each craft, and 18 irresistible, kid-created projects inspire young makers to practice their new talents. From a woven patch and knitted backpack to an embroidered merit badge and a crocheted bracelet, the projects invite creative interpretation and variation and build confidence along with valuable life skills. Authors Nicole Blum and Catherine Newman explain, “These are productive activities instead of consumer ones, which means that you’re making things rather than buying them and using them up, and there’s pretty much no better feeling in the world than that.” All 18 projects are kid-tested for wearing, using, and giving as gifts, and pop-out gift tags are the perfect finishing touch to youngsters’ handmade creations.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Nicole Blum and Catherine Newman are longtime friends and co-creators who have been crafting for many years with each other, their families, and groups of kids at home camps and studio workshops. Blum is the coauthor of Improv Sewing. Newman edits ChopChop, a nonprofit family cooking magazine, and is the author of One Mixed-Up Night, Catastrophic Happiness, and Waiting for Birdy. Blum and Newman live in western Massachusetts.
AT A GLANCE
• Teaches the basics of sewing, knitting,
crochet, embroidery, felting, and weaving
• Step-by-step photos of every technique and project
• 18 kid-tested projects to wear, use, or give as gifts
• Includes pop-out gift tags • For ages 9-14
At Eye Buy Direct they have created a simple streamlined process to buy you glasses online this Christmas > www.eyebuydirect.com
Christmas Gifts Guide For Her-EyeBuyDirect
New glasses are the gift that keeps on giving for the holiday season and beyond. But eyeglasses can be expensive. Choosing frames you actually like and paying for the prescription lenses can add up to hundreds of dollars before you know it. EyeBuyDirect has trendy, fashionable prescription eyewear starting at just $6!
“The Traveler” in your life is sure to be planning their next adventure, why not give them a pair of fashionable shades that also keep up with them? Polarized, anti-scratch, and/or UV-protecting lenses are a must, as are other qualities like weight, price, and durability.
“The Reader” in your life a gift card from EyeBuyDirect is the gift that keeps on giving.
“The Techie” in your life, who stares at the screen 12 hours a day, give them protection with EyeBuyDirect’s Digital Protection lenses. The digital protection lenses have filters that block ultraviolet light, blue light, and glare from computer screens and mobile devices.
For more options and photos from EyeBuyDirect, please contact me. Or if you would like to order glasses for yourself, please let me know. We would be happy to provide an offer code for you to try and review the EyeBuyDirect experience firsthand.
Dodil – The Mouldable Dildo – Make Your Own Shape Using Your Hands. www.thedodil.com
‘The Dodil’ is an adult toy you can shape and reshape with your own hands, to fit individual preferences and anatomy. It is playful, body-safe and eco-friendly. You can please read more about us at www.thedodil.com.
“Considering the amazing orgasms it gave me, how fun it is, the ease of use, the pretty colour, and the company’s likeability, I can only urge you: if this sounds like something you’d like, please go for it. It’s wonderful.”
“Dodil is the first and only, truly user-friendly toy for intimate pleasure, which is confiding the shaping and reshaping of the individual design into the hands and anatomy of the user, with non-toxic and biodegradable materials.”
A dildo revolution
The making of your personally perfected dream-dildo is now basically in your hands. When heated, the dodil is soft and shapeable. At this stage, its playful flexibility enables you to a DIY dildo-designing. When cooled down, it turns hard in the shape you want. Whenever you so wish, you can then reheat and repeat to make any new designs. Therefore, the dodil is a diversity of many dildos, in just one body-safe and eco-friendly piece.
With its transformable design, the dodil saves you money. The dodil-solution replaces a wide range of differently sized and shaped dildos of static design and questionable quality.
By being uniquely 90% biodegradable, the dodil drives a shift towards a healthier planet. Step by step, one dodil at a time, we better the world by succeeding a variety of many less ecological adult-toys on the market.
A medical grade thermoplastic, in combination with a stretchy and body-safe silicone, makes the dodil absolutely body-safe. With every heating your dodil automatically gets sterilized.
We always aim at delivering your dodil-products as fast as we can, with the least possible impact on the environment. Therefore, we also compensate for carbon offset in our shipping.
We deliver your dodil-dildo in a teal-coloured practical steel-thermos. It works as a vessel for the heating, as well as a discreet and durable hide-out.
Pride & Ethics
As a company we are willing to learn on the topics of diversity, equality, gender neutrality and LGBT+, and we always strive to support and progress these subjects.
Torch: the World’s First and Only Universal Coat Heater, by Friction Gear www.torchcoatheater.com
Torch is a battery operated heater that you can put in any style coat and is for both men and women. Torch is extremely warm and can keep people comfortable through the entire winter season. Torch is a series of 3 very thin heat pads that stick in your coat and provide heat for up to 5 hours on a single charge. Torch is very compact and extremely versatile making it a great gift idea for people who love outdoor sports like snowboarding, skiing, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, motorcycling, hiking, camping and anyone else that simply doesn’t like the cold.
Torch is also transferable from coat to coat, so you can transfer it to whatever coat you like best, like your suit coat, pea coat, down jacket, rain coat, hiking coat or whatever coat you can think of. Because of the versatility, Torch is great for anyone and everyone and fits every style, so you don’t have to worry about giving someone a gift they don’t like.
Torch Will be for sale for $89.95 but you can Order Torch now for $75 on their crowdfunding site at
www.indiegogo.com/projects/torch-the-world-s-first-universal-coat-heater–4/x/13115833#/ and they are currently fulfilling orders.
This wonderful product from JML direct will ensure your home gets noticed this Christmas!
JML offer a range of great homes, garden, beauty and pet gadgets and have just released their Star Shower Slide Show- a moving fully coloured projector which will allow you to celebrate the day of the dead with a decorated home.
Star Shower Slideshow is the brightest, most colourful way to illuminate your home, inside or out, for the holidays or any special occasion. With specially-designed outdoor-friendly sliding technology, Star Shower Slideshow projects images of vampire bats, pumpkins, ghosts, snowmen, presents, baubles, Christmas trees and all kinds of great festive illustrations, swirling and overlapping on the walls of your home.
With a choice of twelve slides on various holiday themes, you’ll never run out of images for all your celebrations and festive occasions. Use outside in all weathers or, thanks to the indoor base, use it indoors for great parties and holiday get-togethers.
Fully coloured-in images in three different speeds.
Because Star Shower Slideshow is a projection and not a laser-drawn image, the bright, crisp LED-lit images are fully coloured-in and not single-colour outlines, so you really get the fully-illustrated feel of Christmas, Halloween and birthdays. Plus, you can adjust your slideshow to one of three speed settings – choose from ‘slow’, ‘fast’ and ‘freeze’ to suit the mood of your celebration.
Easy to install, even easier to use.
Unlike the hassle of traditional exterior festive lights, setting up Star Shower Slideshow is so easy you can do it in seconds. With a water-resistant casing, Star Shower Slideshow is safe in snow and rain, so just attach the ground stake and stick it into any soft lawn or garden area where it best suits the exterior of your house, and the indoor base allows you to create amazing party interiors too. Then, plug it into a single electrical outlet and it’s ready to go. To use Star Shower Slideshow just choose one of the 12 great slides, insert it and press play- it couldn’t be easier! Thanks to the super-efficient LED lights and projection motor, you never have to worry about energy costs, so you can leave your Star Shower Slideshow running as long as the holiday season lasts.
SIA is a delicious blend of Speyside, Highland and Islay whiskies and tastes of vanilla, caramel, citrus with a gentle hint of smoke on the finish. www.siascotch.com
SIA Scotch Whisky is a top gift item for Holidays (both men and women alike) because it is a delicious and 96 points award-winning spirit for novice and experienced whisky drinkers, it comes in beautiful packaging, is priced under $50 and has a corporate mission of giving back to help female entrepreneurs start and run their businesses. SIA was also the first crowdfunded Scotch raising its capital from a kickstarter project a few years ago.
SIA is a delicious blend of Speyside, Highland and Islay whiskies and tastes of vanilla, caramel, citrus with a gentle hint of smoke on the finish. Enjoy SIA neat, on the rocks, or in a delicious cocktail- we like to pair it with cold brew coffee over ice.
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96 Points Rating – Ultimate Spirits Challenge
Outstanding! – Highest Rated Blend from Whisky Advocate Magazine
Double Gold Medal Winner – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
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I am a public safety professional, IT security consultant, and self-defense instructor. I have been helping my clients and students learn how to protect themselves for over 20 years from all types of online and offline threats to their personal safety.
I am the author of “The Ultimate Guide to College Safety” (http://bitly.com/tug2cs-az) which covers how to stay safe in both the digital and physical worlds. I am also a former radio show host, spoken on stage before large audiences, and have been on national media programs regarding my expertise on personal safety. I have also been quoted and written about in major newspapers including the NY Post and Washington Post regarding my expertise in personal safety.
My latest book is a perfect gift for high school seniors who will be heading off to college as well as any student currently in college. The book’s table of contents as well as 3 free chapters can be downloaded from http://GuideToCollegeSafety.com. I have also created a virtual online university devoted to college safety at http://CampusSafetyUniversity.com that has a forum, ezine newsletter, products, and Q&A section for students and their parents.
I am trying to do everything possible to help keep our students safe from the many threats to their personal safety. I hope this product makes the cut for your guide!
Peter J. Canavan, Personal Safety Expert & Self-Defense Instructor
Cell: 570-760-0077 / Email: Pete@PeteCanavan.com
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Author, The Ultimate Guide to College Safety and Self-Defense Survival Guide
UNVEILING THE NEW CADBURY DAIRY MILK BIG TASTE CHOCO BISCUIT CRUNCH
Go choco-loco for this delicious addition to the Big Taste range
November 2017: Introducing Cadbury Dairy Milk Big Taste Choco Biscuit Crunch – a scrumptious new addition to the popular Big Taste range.
Deliciously crunchy biscuit sandwiched between two layers of cocoa creme and milk creme filling; Cadbury Dairy Milk Big Taste Choco Biscuit Crunch is perfect for those looking for jam packed texture and an intense chocolatey flavour.
Crafted specifically with sharing in mind this new bar is perfect for casual nights in with friends and family. Chocolate lovers and fans of the Cadbury Dairy Milk Big Taste range are sure to enjoy this distinctively unique and new taste sensation. Tuck in and enjoy!
Katrina Davison, Cadbury Dairy Milk Brand Manager, said: “We’re really excited to introduce this latest addition to the Big Taste range. With its perfectly balanced textures and great sharable size, we believe Cadbury Dairy Milk Big Taste Choco Biscuit Crunch will be a big hit!”
Cadbury Dairy Milk Big Taste Choco Biscuit Crunch is available in 300g bars, for a RRP of £3.49 exclusively in ASDA.
ulio&jack SOLID COLOGNE MAKES IT EASY TO SMELL GREAT ANYWHERE YOU GO
Three Travel-Sized Scents
Now Available to Complement Adventurous Lifestyles
ulio&jack (U&J) is a solid cologne that fits in any pocket or bag, making it easy to smell (subtly) great throughout the entire day, whether you’re working, leaving the gym or traveling the world.
Each of the three unique scents weighs just 0.5oz., allowing consumers to take the tiny tins anywhere. Each scent is made with jojoba oil, beeswax and fragrance oils, a combination that won’t leave residue or a greasy feeling on the skin.
The colognes are never overpowering, but strong enough to smell great to those who matter. U&J solid cologne can be used individually or mixed together to create a distinctive blend. The ulio&jack portfolio includes: Drifter – a lightly sweet blend of cardamom and mandarin, with subtle sandalwood, clove and leather undertones
Explorer- a blend of bergamot, jasmine, Japanese grapefruit and a hint of peppermint
Aviator – a unique blend of jade, plum blossom and oud
The brand complements the adventurous lifestyles of founders, Chris Fredrickson and Anthony Tori, and is named after their grandfathers, Ulio and Jack, respectively. “Our grandfathers were no strangers to hard work and we try to model that in everything we do,” said Chris Fredrickson, co-founder, ulio&jack. “But, when we’re not working, we travel, and believe that a purpose-driven life is shaped through the experiences you endure. Our daily focus is to inspire people to get outdoors and live their lives.”
The retail price of each 0.5oz. tin is $24, which provides 150-200 applications, depending on how much is used. Each scent is handmade, tinned and thoughtfully packaged in Traverse City, Michigan.
Shop U&J products on the brand’s website, https://ulioandjack.com/shop/,which offers 1-3 day shipping and free returns, or Amazon.com.
For more information, please visit www.ulioandjack.com and follow the #experienceseeker brand on Facebook and Instagram @ulioandjack and on Pinterest ulio&jack
ulio&jack is an independent men’s fragrance company in Traverse City, Michigan that’s dedicated to making it easy to smell great the entire day, no matter the adventure. Crafted to be travel-friendly, easily fit in your pocket and perfect for applying on the go.
www.mobros.co.uk 100’s of different products for beards/moustaches such as beard balms, waxes, butters, oils, brushes as well as a number of gift sets – perfect for Christmas.
MoBro’s is a premium male grooming brand launched by three brothers back in 2014. Their products range from beard balms, beard butters, moustache wax and beard soaps, all the way to combs, brushes and other beard essentials!
They’ve also got a wide array of gift sets and beard essentials which are perfect for Christmas!
The brand was founded a couple of years ago by three brothers, Kunal Dattani, Keval Dattani and Savan Dattani – after they took part in Movember in 2015, and realised there were a number of products which they needed, but weren’t on the market.
If you’d like to check out more of their products, or see the story of how they started, click here: www.mobros.co.uk
IN THE LINE OF FIRE
by Warren Gatland
The Inside Story From the Lions Head Coach
Published by Headline on 9th November 2017
The ultimate insider’s story of the most thrilling and epic British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand for generations.
Warren Gatland’s In the Line of Fire is the ultimate chronicle of this summer’s remarkable Lions tour to New Zealand – home of the fearsome All Blacks, the double world champions – which culminated in an historic and nerve-shredding series draw.
The book is the Head Coach’s wonderfully candid and vibrant record of the withering ferocity, the turbulent peaks and troughs, the triumphs and despairs, of one of sport’s toughest challenges.
It gives rugby fans an unparalleled front-row seat with the squad and coaching team during every facet of preparing for and executing a successful tour on the opposite side of the planet, recounting intriguing details on everything from pre-tour planning and strategy, to on-tour experiences, analysis and decision-making.
It all adds up to a thrillingly definitive exposition and post-mortem of a mind-blowing six weeks in the cauldron which forged the mighty All Blacks.
Born in Hamilton, New Zealand, in 1963, Warren Gatland played rugby for the provincial side Waikato for eight years, and made 17 non-international appearances for the All Blacks, before turning to coaching.
He was the Head Coach of the British & Irish Lions squad which recorded an epic and thrilling Test series draw this summer against the mighty All Blacks. The result was the first time the Lions had not lost a series in New Zealand since 1971. Gatland also led the Lions on their triumphant tour of Australia in 2013, and he served as Assistant Coach on the 2009 tour of South Africa. He has been Head Coach of Wales since 2007, and in that time the Welsh have won the Grand Slam twice and the Six Nations three times. During his career, Gatland has also coached Connacht and the Irish national team, as well as Wasps.
Mercedes-Benz Man. The Star Fragrance.
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Mercedes-Benz Man: a perfume designed as the symbol of a lifestyle and a certain idea of success. The authentic manifestation of the values of a mythical brand – this is the Mercedes-Benz legend in a bottle. Powerful personality, timeless elegence and a bold, understated attitude – his strong, self-assured character marks his presence.
Mercedes-Benz Man. The Star Fragrance.
ELIZABETH SHAW TAKES A BITE INTO BISCUITS
Elizabeth Shaw launches Premium Chocolate Biscuits
The heritage chocolate experts, Elizabeth Shaw, devoted to making every moment special, are launching a new range of premium chocolate covered biscuits in four delectable flavours.
The four luxuriously tempting flavours include:
Raisin & Hazelnut – Crisp biscuit and chewy caramel, topped with raisin and hazelnuts, enrobed in smooth milk chocolate
Coconut & Hazelnut – Crisp biscuit and chewy caramel, topped with coconut and hazelnuts, enrobed in smooth milk chocolate
Mint & Cocoa – Crisp biscuit and chewy mint caramel, topped with cocoa nibs, enrobed in rich dark chocolate
Raisin & Cocoa – Crisp biscuit and chewy caramel, topped with raisin and cocoa nibs, enrobed in rich dark chocolate
The indulgent range, all covered with the premium Elizabeth Shaw signature chocolate are available in a perfectly shareable 140g pack.
The number of people eating biscuits at least once a week has increased to 62%* and the ‘special treats’ biscuits category has increased by 5%*. With this in Mind, Elizabeth Shaw has created a unique and innovative range of biscuits for an indulgent treat at home.
Karen Crawford, Managing Director comments: ‘Elizabeth Shaw have been keen to enter into the biscuits category for some time and are excited about this new venture. There’s a gap in the market for an innovative premium and indulgent offering for adults, from a trusted British brand. We’re proud that the Elizabeth Shaw chocolate covered biscuits range will offer something that’s not currently on the market.’
Chocolate producers since 1881, Elizabeth Shaw are passionate about creating treats to be enjoyed every day as well as special times of the year. Elizabeth Shaw has always been dedicated to making chocolates that anyone can enjoy, any time which is why they have expanded into the premium biscuits category.
Available in Tesco and Sainsbury’s in September and October 2017 RRP £1.79.
*Mintel Biscuits, Cookies & Crackers, UK March 2016
Foxhole Gin, distilled with a spirit made using English grapes from Sussex vineyards, www.foxholespirits.com, perfect for the gin lover in your life……
Foxhole Gin is an award winning, sustainable and very stylish English Gin with a great story – as it’s distilled with a spirit made using English grapes from Sussex vineyards, produced from the tonnes of pressed grapes wineries throw away every year – perfect for the gin lover in your life. We have three great gifts for her to choose from this Christmas.
· 50ml miniatures (£6.95) A fun and festive stocking filler. Combine with a bottle of premium tonic water and red grapefruit zest to create the perfect Foxhole G&T serve this Christmas
· marc 3 limited gift Pack (£45) Strictly limited to a run of just 500, the Foxhole Gin: marc 3 Edition Gift Pack contains one 700ml bottle of Foxhole Gin: marc 3, wrapped in beautiful copper foiled paper and adorned with an antique copper Foxhole Spirits pin badge. Sustainably made and fully recyclable, this is an understated and elegant take on the traditional gift box, which lets the gin speak for itself. £45
· Digital Gift Cards (£10, £25, £50, £75, £100) A fresh and thoughtful last minute present, the card can be used to purchase any product from the Foxhole Spirits online store including Foxhole Gin: marc 3, Foxhole Gin Miniatures, Bitter Union Bitters and Regency Tonic. Gift cards are delivered by email to either yourself to print or the recipient and are available
Foxhole Gin is created with a passion for sustainability, distilled with a spirit made using English grapes from Sussex vineyards, produced from the tonnes of pressed grapes wineries throw away every year. The result is beautifully balanced, smooth and aromatic, with flavours that subtly change with each new vintage. As well as being innovative and different, Foxhole Gin is award winning – a triple silver award winner in the 2017 ‘International Wine and Spirits Awards’ (IWSC).
With box office hit Wonder Woman now storming the home entertainment charts to No 1, It’s the perfect festive gift for the whole family; adventure, romance, comedy and a great introduction to one of DC’s most beloved superheroes.
“I think the concept of Dogtology is as fresh and unique as Chicken Soup for the Soul was two decades ago.” —Jack Canfield, co-creator, Chicken Soup for the Soul series
Bestselling Gift Book Celebrates Why
80 Million People Have a Fanatical Devotion to Their Dog
A Humorous Exploration of Man’s Fur-ocious Devotion to Dogs
Updated Second Edition
By Jeff Lazarus
“Funny and fresh, Dogtology is the definitive book of wisdom for anyone who believes in dog!”
—Nancy Levine, author of The Tao of Pug series (with Wilson the Pug)
With tongue planted firmly in cheek, author Jeff Lazarus tells in an LOL way how Dogtology is a belief that recognizes Dog as a genuinely “elevated” being and there are these Dogtologists who aren’t just fond of dogs – they laud them and plan their days/nights around the needs and wants of Dog. DOGTOLOGY: A Humorous Exploration of Man’s Fur-ocious Devotion to Dogs, is an updated second edition by Jeff Lazarus, (Publication: November 7, 2017; Skyhorse Publishing; Pets; ISBN-13: 978-1510726444; eBook/Hardcover: $14.95; 40 Dog Photos) which tells the story of man’s longstanding, fanatical devotion to dog.
1. The belief in Dog
2. The system of rituals, practices, and behaviors engaged in by Dogtologists
A whimsical, satirical celebration of the relationship between dogs and humans patterned after a religious text, Dogtology will resonate with dog lovers from all walks of life and every creed. Each of the seven chapters with 40 photos reveal additional proof that humans have a deep need to believe in something more ideal than themselves. Devotees of Dogtology will see themselves illustrated in the same system of rituals, practices and behaviors personified by other devoted orders the world over. Chew On This:
The Book of Bones – Defining Dogtology: its definition, its roots, and its DOG-MA
The Book of Leashes – Experiencing man’s attachment to Dog –emotionally, spiritually & literally
The Book of Collars – Witnessing man’s humanization of Dog
The Book of Barks – Observing the communication between man and Dog
The Book of Hydrants – Recognizing the rites and rituals of Dogtology
The Book of License – Asking oneself: who owns whom?
The Book of Realizations – Accepting and discovering Dogtology
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The veritable shrines humans build to their dogs—in their homes, around their communities, and in the media —are proof positive that Dogtology is indeed a bone-a-fide belief system that stands proudly alongside all the other great –isms and –ologies of the world. Have you been drinking the Dog’s water?
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About the Author:
Jeff Lazarus is a leadership coach, speaker, trainer, adjunct professor, and creative who innovates and builds roads not yet traveled. He has an MBA from Pepperdine University and a BA in interpersonal and organizational communication from California State University, Long Beach. He combined his passion for animals with his teachings on communication releasing Listen Like a Dog in 2016. Lazarus is a serious dog lover and advocate. After finally having his Cat Mitzvah, way past age thirteen, he wrote the whimsical book Catakism. For more information about his books and other Dogtology-themed products by Jeff Lazarus, please visit his website: www.Dogtology.com.
DOGTOLOGY: A Humorous Exploration of Man’s Fur-ocious Devotion to Dogs
by Jeff Lazarus
Publication: November 7, 2017; Skyhorse Publishing
ISBN-13: 978-1510726444; eBook/Hardcover: $14.95; 40 photos
For more information about publicity and/or to receive a review copy, contact Darcie Rowan PR: 347.407.0942 or email: Darcie@DarcieRowanPR.com
QUIZ: Are YOU a Dogtologist?
Do you count yourself among the millions of DOG followers? Are you drinking from the dog water bowl? Author Jeff Lazarus asks the reader to be honest with themselves. Are YOU experiencing these symptoms of Dogtology:
When watching a movie are you more concerned about the wellbeing of the dog than an entire city of humans being wiped off the map?
Have you canceled plans with a date or your friends to stay home with Twinkles?
Do you enjoy watching the antics of “Doug the Pug” on FB during lunch hour than actually going out for lunch?
Your wallet, iPad cover, laptop, sweatshirts and car windows have paw print decals and you display “I Heart Rescue Dogs” on every item you own
You only send greeting cards for holidays with phrases like “Muzzle Tov” or “Happy Bark Mitzvah” or “Happy Barktism”
You relentlessly email, Facebook post, Pinterest pin dog photos, dog-toons, dog videos and dog PowerPoint slideshows to everyone on your contact lists on every social media platform regardless of the thundering silence and lack of “likes” you receive in response.
Your dog groomer knows that the concept of “drop the dog off” does not apply to you, and you are allowed to wait in the staff lounge where you are given status reports every 15 minutes
You give holiday gifts to and from your dog – and spend more time getting these exactly right than you do your gifts for humans.
You happily purchase high-priced “gourmet” treats, such as “pupcakes” and “tail mix bars” for your hound while you live on Ramen Noodles to save on costs.
You understand the sole purpose for which cell-phone cameras were invented: to capture cunning and hilarious shots of dogs behind the steering wheels of cars … wearing sunglasses … and wearing Scottish beanies!
** Did you answer “Yes” to any of these indicators? Give yourself a dog treat because you are a bone-a-fide Dogtologist !
Pet Dates to Remember:
Senior Pet Month
Pet Diabetes Awareness Month
National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week – 1st full week of Nov by The Humane Society of the United States
Adopt a Senior Pet Month. By ASPCA.
National Pet Awareness Month.
Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Sponsored by Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) and the Animal Cancer Foundation.
National Dog Show. Always broadcast in the US on Thanksgiving, this event is held at The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania and is hosted by the Kennel Club of Philadelphia. Sanctioned by the American Kennel Club, the event features 2,000 dogs.
Hilarious Gift Book Highlights Humankind’s Devotion &
Tireless Purr-suit for the Love of Their Cat
A Humorous Purr-spective on Humankind’s Obsession with Cats
By Jeff Lazarus
Do you bow to the meow? Are you one of the 70 million people who devote time and income to grooming, feeding, coddling, photographing, praising, and “entertaining” Cats? Does your Facebook page have more photos of your Cat than of your siblings? Do you buy furniture for your Cat in hopes that one day, he’ll actually sit on it? If an anthropologist from outer space were to study our civilization objectively, would she not conclude that our devotion to Cat amounted to nothing less than a full-blown religion? Would she be wrong?
Catakism is mankind’s unending and near-fanatical devotion to Cat. In fact, a Catakist does not consider Cat a pet but rather a minor deity, no a MAJOR deity. In this furr-ociously funny gift book, author Jeff Lazarus tells how Catakism is a belief that recognizes felines as elevated beings worthy of mankind’s near-religious reverence and devotion. Catakists aren’t just fond of Cats – they extol them and plan their days/nights around the needs and wants of Cat. CATAKISM: A Humorous Purr-spective on Humankind’s Obsession with Cats by Jeff Lazarus, (Publication: November 7, 2017; Skyhorse Publishing; Pets; ISBN-13: 978-1510726451; eBook/Hardcover: $14.95; 40 Cat Photos).
1. The deep and reverent belief in Cat as a master, guru, mentor, sage, and ridiculous ball of cuteness
2. The devotional beliefs and rituals practiced by Catakists
Filled with 40 photos of kitties perched and poised, Catakism is a whimsical, satirical celebration of the relationship between cats and humans patterned after a religious doctrine. Catakism will resonate with cat lovers from all walks of life and every litter. Each of the nine chapters reveal additional proof that humans have a deep need to revere and bow to their house cat. Devotees of Catakism will see themselves exemplified in the same system of rituals, practices and behaviors personified by other devoted orders the world over.
Behold the Nine Books of Catakism:
The Book of Whiskers – As whiskers are a cat’s guide in life, this is a guide to Catakism
The Book of Knead – Cats knead us. We convince ourselves that we need cats
The Book of Surrender – Converting to Catakism and declaring one’s own faith
The Book of Cattitude – Dictators of the fur: the master-servant relationship humans
The Book of Cat Posts – An exploration of purr-aphernalia
The Book of Purrs – Learning the purrfect conversation and a sacred mantra
The Book of Hair Balls – Accepting the thrills and rituals of Catakism
The Book of the Mouse –The mysterious connection between Cats and computers
The Book of Litter –Kitty litter, litters of kitties and acceptance into the litter of the faithful
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The veritable shrines humans build to their cats —in their homes, around their communities, and in the media —are proof positive that Cataksim is less about becoming the Crazy Cat Lady in your neighborhood and more about loving the exquisite blend of coolness, confidence, mystery and smarts exuded by cats. Have YOU been smitten to the kitten or been put under by the feline mind meld?
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About the Author:
Jeff Lazarus is a leadership coach, speaker, trainer, adjunct professor, and creative who innovates and builds roads not yet traveled. He has an MBA from Pepperdine University and a BA in interpersonal and organizational communication from California State University, Long Beach. He combined his passion for animals with his teachings on communication releasing Listen Like a Dog in 2016. Lazarus is an observer to the practice of cat worshipping and advocate. After finally having his Cat Mitzvah, way past age thirteen, he wrote the whimsical book Catakism. For more information about his books and other Catakism-themed products by Jeff Lazarus, please visit his website: www.Catakism.com.
CATAKISM: A Humorous Purr-spective on Humankind’s Obsession with Cats
By Jeff Lazarus
Publication: November 7, 2017; Skyhorse Publishing; ISBN-13: 978-1510726451; eBook/Hardcover: $14.95; 40 photos
For more information about publicity and/or to receive a review copy, contact Darcie Rowan PR: 347.407.0942 or email: Darcie@DarcieRowanPR.com
QUIZ: Are YOU a Catakist?
Do you count yourself among the millions of CAT worshippers? Have you been smitten to the kitten? Author Jeff Lazarus asks the reader to be honest with themselves. Are YOU experiencing these symptoms of Catakism:
You would rather saw off your own legs and crawl to the bathroom than remove a sleeping cat from your lap.
Every trip to Costco, your first purchase is four cases of Fancy Feast Mornings Souffle with White Meat Chicken, Garden Veggies and Egg. If you have any funds left over, you grab a five gallon drum of Kirkland corned beef hash for the humans
You devote 5 hours of every day to sleep, 6 hours to work and 13 hours to the posting of cat videos, cat memes, cat photos, cat GIFs, cat emoticons, cat apps and cat snippets of wisdom
After watching Extreme Cat Hoarders on TV, you turn to your mate and ask: “When are they going to get to the crazy stuff!?”
You are put off when your date/mate uses his fingers to grab a French fry from your plate, but think nothing of letting Simba buy his face in your ice cream bowl.
Only 25 percent of the surface area of your home is not occupied by cat trees, cat beds, litter boxes, scratching posts, cat hammocks, cat toys and cat swings. 100 percent of the surface area is covered with cat fur!
When you enter a home that doesn’t stink of litter box, you turn to your companion and whisper, “Does this place smell funny to you?”
** Did you answer “Yes” to any of these indicators? Give yourself a cat treat because you are the purr-fect Catakist !
Pet Dates to Remember:
Senior Pet Month
Pet Diabetes Awareness Month
National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week – 1st full week of Nov by The Humane Society of the United States
Adopt a Senior Pet Month. By ASPCA.
National Pet Awareness Month.
Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Sponsored by Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) and the Animal Cancer Foundation.
Cat Fancier International Show – Portland, OR, plus numerous shows around the world: http://www.cfa.org/Shows/ShowSchedule/ShowCalendar.aspx
Yankee Candle Perfect Christmas range, NEW for 2017.
Yankee Candle, invites you to discover their new festive fragrance collection, The Perfect Christmas. Introducing four fabulous new fragrances designed to fill your home with the scents and memories of a timeless and traditional family Christmas.
The four NEW fragrances are:
The Perfect Tree – designed to replicate that unique Alpine smell, this fragrance captures the scent of your perfect tree—balsam and fir-scented with festive snowy branches – and is perfect if you struggle to fit a real Christmas tree in your home.
Christmas Magic – want to know what the magic of Christmas smells like? This gorgeous scent will give you a good idea. The combination of classic Christmas scents—balsam and pine— are given a touch of magic with hints of birch and eucalyptus, this fragrance will add a special something to any home during the festive period.
Crackling Woodfire – one of the best things about Christmas is the warmth of a log fire and this fragrance will bring that feeling to your home. With hints of warm cedarwood kindled with sweet whispers of nutmeg and warm amber, this scent will make you want to cosy up with your family and watch the world go by.
Spiced White Cocoa – A sweet treat of indulgent cocoa topped with scents of whipped cream and a hint of nutmeg, this warm, spicy and comforting fragrance will have you running to the kitchen to whip up a sweet treat for all the family.
Each of the new Christmas fragrances is available in all of Yankee Candle’s six classic candle forms, including Large, Medium and Small Jar Candles, Tea Lights, Votive Candles and Wax Melts.
Advent Calendars – with a growing trend towards luxury advent calendars, Yankee Candle have the perfect solution for people looking for more from their Advent Calendar than just chocolate. The Yankee Candle Advent Calendar is a scented festive treat, with each window concealing a different wax melt/votive for each day, including a special votive candle for the 24th window, which will fill your home with fantastically festive scents. RRP £34.99.
All large candles are available for £23.99 and are available at www.yankeecandle.co.uk and come in a range of sizes.
New daily planner connected to digital calendars www.evopaper.com It’s made for men who like to write things down but also wants to use and exchange digital information
Slice Planner – app-powered day planner connected to digital calendars (Apple, Google, Outlook). The unconventional yet simple approach to planning, high-quality materials, and beautiful design make this notebook stand out from the crowd.
It’s made for men who like to write things down but also wants to use and exchange digital information; everyone who wants to manage their busy lives and stay organized; everyone who wants to infuse technology into their journaling and planning routine.
See more at evopaper.com/sliceplanner
The Slice Planner is available on evopaper.com and amazon.com
Grow-your-own Christmas gift
Kitchen Gardens from the Espresso Mushroom Company
Grow-your-own Kitchen Gardens which feature two types of ultra-healthy Oyster mushrooms – White Pearl and Hot Pinks – will make a fabulous Christmas gift for many of your nearest and dearest, whether they’re foodies, eco-warrior parents who want to get their kids cooking or urban ‘farmers’.
Oyster mushrooms are a perfect food for a healthy heart! They are highly nutritious – rich in protein and plentiful in B vitamins, potassium and selenium, and help modulate blood cholesterol levels. Of all fungi, Oyster mushrooms contain the highest amount of antioxidant ergothioneine which helps prevent plaque build-up in your arteries. Oyster mushrooms’ antioxidants are also powerful enough to arrest many radical cells in our bodies.
Open up – Water – Grow – Harvest
The beautiful bouquets of the oyster mushrooms grow in four easy steps – just open the box, water, grow and harvest the mushrooms within less than two weeks. The cool White Pearl Oysters elegantly grow into a bouquet of delicious mushrooms, whilst the Hot Pinks come to life as
they open like tropical corals, ready to be cooked!
A treat for the taste buds
A great meat substitute, Oyster mushrooms are some of the most delicately flavoured and easiest to prepare of all mushrooms. Roast Oyster mushrooms, sprinkle with chopped flat-leaf parsley and serve as a nutritious Christmas dinner side dish.
Why not try White Pearl mushrooms risotto, Hot Pink sushi or a simple sauté with eggs and sourdough? Whether you decide to fry, stir-fry or add them to soups, Kitchen Gardens are bound to give any meal the ‘wow’ factor.
We are a London-based start-up growing the Oyster mushrooms at a farm near Brighton. We came up with the unique recipe for the Kitchen Gardens and subsequently founded the Espresso Mushroom Company in 2012. The Kitchen Gardens are green too. They are grown on upcycled and organic coffee grounds collected from London’s cafés, which create environmentally friendly compost without leaving a coffee taste (with no caffeine included).
What’s the cost?
Hot Pinks Kitchen Gardens are £19.95; Pearl Oyster Kitchen Garden are £17.95. Free delivery
Order at www.espressomushroom.co.uk
Oyster Mushrooms are available in a selection of independent stores, farm shops and garden centres across the UK including the Kew Gardens’ gift shop, as well as on Amazon.
We have the pleasure to run classes as part of Raymond
Grow fantastic oyster mushrooms on upcycled coffee grounds
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Never mind the story of the Three Wise Men this festive season – this year, it’s Wise (ish) Words For Everyone that will be entertaining your favourite child this Christmas.
Never mind the story of the Three Wise Men this festive season – this year, it’s Wise (ish) Words For Everyone that will be entertaining your favourite child this Christmas.
Whether it’s for your son or daughter, niece, nephew, grandchild or any youngster you think the world of, Wise(ish) Words For Everyone is a personalised, 50-page grin-inducing book, bursting at the seams with useful and funny advice – and it’s guaranteed to make a small person’s Christmas Day.
All you have to do is go to Wise(ish) Words For Everyone website, add the name of
the child you have in mind, and the platform does all the hard work for you, with their name emblazoned on virtually every beautiful page and incorporated into the sage and sometimes silly aphorisms.
It’s fun to make, free to preview and you can add your own touches to create a one-of-a kind-gift for that special child in your life. It’s made in minutes – but will give a lifetime of warm-fuzzy feelings and some great lessons for your favourite kid to live by.
Each unique book of Wise(ish) Words is crammed with stunning design where you choose the style and colours and to what extent you’d like the wise(ish) words to be heartfelt or cheeky, and hit create. You can edit at every stage to lovingly tailor the book’s mottos and maxims even further for the child you have in mind.
You can choose a digital PDF version at £7.95, a softback version for £23.95, hardback for £29.99 and a deluxe version for £39.95
Have a look at Wise(ish) Words For Everyone and make your own book for that special someone here:
Wise(ish) Words For Everyone is the latest offering from The Book Of Everyone – a gigantic grin-inducing, lip-wobbling celebration of the individual, whether it’s your mum, your dad, your gran, your granddad, your partner or your lifelong friend. Because everyone needs to feel loved and unique. And knowing that you share 50% of your DNA with a banana or a billion atoms with Shakespeare is really very important.
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For the Holidays, Earthstone Announces a Safer, More Effective Way to Clean Green & Gift Give
GrillStone conforms to all sides of your grill, getting it cleaner without the dangerous wires of regular grill brushes.
Ideal Stocking Stuffers for anyone wanting a less toxic home at the holidays and year round!
Give the environment a gift when you give the gift of an Earthstone product, made in the USA from recycled glass
Practical green stocking stuffers for DIY people and projects won’t endanger your home with toxic chemicals or wire grill bristles that can send you to the ER.
These all-natural cleaning blocks are cool stocking stuffers for family, friends or co-workers without toxic chemicals or dangerous wire BBQ brushes. Green clean and gift give for healthier homes.”— Laurie Brown, Chief Sales Officer for EarthstoneSANTA FE, NEW MEXICO, USA, November 6, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Media Notice
All Natural Cleaning DIY Tools Have Been Featured on Today, GMA, Other Media
EARTHSTONE ANNOUNCES A SAFER AND MORE EFFECTIVE WAY TO CLEAN GREEN AND GIFT GIVE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO — November 6, 2017 — This coming holiday season, a small U.S. company is offering both DIY shoppers and those looking for a new cleaning advantage a safer and more effective way to clean green and gift give with its most popular products, including two that have been featured on national TV like Today, Good Morning America, and QVC. Earthstone International’s products not only work exceptionally well, but are sustainably made from 98% recycled glass so you’re giving the environment a gift, too!
A sound alternative to conventional cleaning tools, Earthstone’s abrasive cleaning blocks make great, practical stocking stuffers for DIY people and projects. And they won’t endanger your family, friend, pets or co-workers with toxic chemicals, or dangerous grill and oven wire brush bristles that can flake off onto food and household surfaces, get into your GI tract and send you to the ER.
Earthstone International’s all natural cleaning abrasives — GrillStone, BathStone, KitchenStone, ToiletStone and QuikSand– each have their own specific benefits and accolades. And they’re easy to find throughout the U.S. at Lowe’s, Menard’s, Walmart, Home Depot, Fred Meyer, Kroger, King Soopers, Smith’s, Dillon’s, Fryes stores, and Bed, Bath and Beyond, including online at Earthstone International www.earthstoneinternational.com or Amazon. Gift prices range from $9.99 – $4.99, making them ideal for stocking stuffers, or as gifts kids can easily afford to buy.
GRILLSTONE: The CDC (Center for Disease Control) has a long-standing warning since 2012 about wire grill brushes after numerous cases where people were rushed to the ER to have the tiny grill bristles which broke off, removed from their intestinal track. GrillStone is not only safer, it’s also more effective because it conforms to all sides of the grill grates and gets the job done faster without a lot of effort. Ideal for that person who loves to grill year round!
• Good Morning America: Health Alert — Dangers of Using a Grill Brush
First Story — Upper Left side of page:
TOILETSTONE: Your guests are coming for the holidays, but that bathroom toilet with the water hard ring and rust stains, has always been a challenge. Now eliminating it altogether just got easier with the newest Earthstone cleaning block that won’t pose a poison risk to young kids in the home or expose you to toxic chemical fumes:
• According to Media Planet’s Wellness Guide, every year, 87,700 children alone are treated in hospital emergency rooms — and on average 39 children die every year — after unintentionally ingesting toxic household chemicals like hydrochloric acid. That’s why there’s always a DANGER warning on these product labels.
One happy customer noted he was going to buy a completely new toilet after failing to get rid of mineral stains in his old one exclaimed:
“I was close to spending $500 for a new green toilet since my old one had the calcium/lime stains that all super products and chemicals did not even attempt to remove. ToiletStone to the rescue! With a little elbow grease, our toilet looks brand new and our bank account is $500 richer. BRAVO! …and Thanks, ” wrote Joe, Newport, Washington.
• BathStone — ideal for hard water, soap scum, rust, mineral build-up, mold, and mildew on ceramic tiles and porcelain bathroom fixtures at the holidays or any time. It was also named the #2 best bathroom cleaner by a leading research authority in 2017.
• KitchenStone: Cleaning blocks that remove burnt food, from ovens, stoneware, ceramics, glassware, pots, pans, stove burners, and other cooking surfaces. Give it to your favorite chef!
• QuikSand: Sanding blocks to remove paint, smooth wood surfaces like walls, floors and boards and last longer than ordinary sandpaper. A DIY gift any woodworker will appreciate, or anyone on your list with a passion for projects inside and outside the home.
Watch for holiday specials and follow Earthstone’s product line news and information throughout the New Year at:
OTO-TIP’s help with rugby Player’s susceptibility to ear wax buildup from scrumaging! www.clearearinc.com
THE SOLUTION FOR DAILY EAR CLEANING
Developed out of the Stanford University’s BioDesign Program, the OTO-TIP’s patented spiral spin technology provides you with a way to do daily ear cleaning that is safe, effective and easy to use. Safe, Effective, and Easy To Use.
What do you get for the Rugby Enthusiast who has played for years and has it all?
They’ve been in the front row for years, their outer ears proudly displaying their superiority in the scrum… but, did you know, that these changes can make these players more susceptible to obstructive hearing loss due to wax buildup.
Cotton swabs are dangerous, and create more issues than they solve – so what will help?
Oto-Tip is designed in consultation with head & neck surgeons and Ear-Nose-Throat specialists to withdraw ear wax, lessening the likelihood of obstructive hearing loss, without risk to the ear canal and inner ear.
Available now at www.clearearinc.com
Developed out of the Stanford University’s BioDesign Program, the Clear Ear OTO-TIP’s patented spiral spin technology provides you with a way to do daily ear cleaning that is safe, effective and easy to use.
Oto-Tip lets you feel the pleasurable sensations that make ears happy.
Say goodbye to cotton swabs and hello to our safe daily ear cleaning device Oto-Tip.
NeuroBox is a brain-performance monthly subscription box packed with everything you need to get laser-focused, zen-infused, and super-charged. www.theneurobox.com
Within each box we include items that help with brain training and mindfulness, as well as on-the-go brain fuel!
Each month, our experts at NeuroBox research countless products so you don’t have to. They select 5 – 7 full-size products designed to boost your brain health and ship them right to your door.
Boxes are priced starting at $40/box and contain over $80 of value each month!
Our customers range from high-profile athletes to go-getter entrepreneurs who want to boost and maintain a healthy, active mind.
We’ve just launched last month and have gotten rave reviews – specifically mentioning that we are a great wellness gift! Pictures are attached.
Check out some of our reviews:
Review from Hello Subscription
Review from Healthy Crush
Local Seller Louise Ryan introduces AP-24 WHITENING FLUORIDE TOOTHPASTE: www.facebook.com/louise.buchanan
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Framafoto is the most creative way to custom frame photos and printable art, on-the-go.
Now available in the U.S. App Store, Framafoto is the first custom framing app to offer consumers, as well as photographers and digital artists, a truly creative experience for custom framing photos or printable art, at any moment when inspiration strikes
The app innovates the custom framing process, doing away with the time-consuming hassle of separate printing and the self-mounting required with ready-made frames. It brings convenience, creativity, and affordability to high quality custom framing through a complete print, frame, and deliver service.
The intuitive UX is the first of its kind to solve the inflexible step-by-step process. Instead, it allows users to move forwards as well as backwards while making their creative decisions, continuously showing a preview and without losing their previous selections from the wide range of choices including frame size, style, color, layout, mat color, and photo paper.
The app also connects with various storage locations including Camera Roll, Dropbox, Flickr, Google Drive, Facebook, and Instagram. Users can upload images and preview them in their chosen frame, and save any shortlisted images into a Framafoto Album for quick access when deciding between their favorites. Additional features include edit functions such as image cropping, repositioning or replacement, and frame saving – allowing users to easily return and complete, or re-order, projects later.
Framafoto is a free iOS app, now available in the U.S. App Store. Click here to download the best app for picture framing.
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There’s only one way to increase the pace… Accelerate. Experience a high-voltage, energy-packed race. Feel the adrenaline rushing through your veins. Inspired by the amazing speed and the remarkable dynamic of Jaguar sports cars, Jaguar Pace Accelerate is an exciting new addition to the range. Designed for a man with confidence and charisma. A man who thrives on challenges. A man whose fragrance reflects his drive for excellence.
The first impression created by Jaguar Pace is of a stimulating trio of strong black pepper, fresh green apples and aromatic rosemary. The heady fragrance compound Cashmeran is what comes to the fore next. This raw material is the most important ingredient because it is very complex in character; a woody amber element with a spicy, almost peppery, fresh head note. The heart note is rounded off with aromatic lavender and luxurious orris, which marry elegantly with the classic, woody aromas of the base notes which include amberwood, patchouli and Crystal Moss. The overall fragrance experience creates a deep feeling of well-being that we can never tire of.
italianhampers.com Over 100 beautiful hampers packed with quality, artisan Italian food & wine for stylish Christmas presents and corporate gifts!
Vorrei are an online Italian food company who have launched a sister site called italianhampers.com. Vorrei’s products are delicious gourmet Italian food products and beautiful hampers. They are a perfect gift this Christmas.
The wine and chocolate hamper is perfect for her to add a sparkle to this festive season…
There are many other beautiful hampers in the range.
Babyblooms and Bertie Bear have Christmas all wrapped up! www.babyblooms.co.uk
Babyblooms, the UK’s online baby gift company, in conjunction with their friend, Bertie Bear, have launched a gorgeous range of Christmas gifts sets to make Christmas truly special. All gifts come perfectly packaged in beautifully illustrated gift boxes and will create magical memories for years to come. Bertie (and Babyblooms) are excited to reveal their top five must-have items to add to the family Christmas wish list.
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Bertie is very much looking forward to Christmas Eve, the excitement of hanging up his stocking and the butterflies in his tummy before he goes to sleep. These beautiful Christmas stockings, personalised with stylish embroidery, are handmade in the UK from a luxurious velvet fabric. Bertie will be proudly wearing his matching personalised jumper for extra special cuddles and you have the perfect Christmas Eve bedtime.
Personalised Christmas Stocking and Personalised Bertie Bear – RRP £50.00
Why not start a new family Christmas tradition with this beautifully personalised wooden Christmas Eve box? Complete with a luxury, cloth bound version of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ and a personalised Christmas Eve plate for Santa’s snacks and Ruldolph’s carrot, this is a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas Eve.
Personalised Christmas Eve Box with ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas book and Personalised Christmas Eve Plate
– RRP £49.99
Preparing for Christmas Eve bedtime is a magical time and Bertie loves this soft and snuggly personalised bathrobe with bear motif. He will be there in his personalised jumper to hop into bed and cuddle ‘til Christmas morning.
Bertie Bear Christmas Bathrobe Set
– RRP £50.00
Christmas morning is finally here and after all the excitement of opening his stocking, Bertie wants to sit down to a special Christmas breakfast. Create a family Christmas tradition with this fabulous, festive bone china, Christmas breakfast set that can be personalised with the name of your choice.
Bertie Bear Christmas Morning Breakfast Set – RRP £50.00
Finally, if Christmas is already driving you crackers, take a look at Babyblooms’ fun and festive cracker gifts. Perfect for the Christmas table, the ‘My First Christmas’ bib, presented in red festive cracker packaging, is just the thing for a baby about to tuck in to their Christmas dinner. Or for a brand-new baby, the New Baby Skincare Cracker makes a lovely little Christmas treat with natural goodies to care for baby’s delicate skin.
Baby’s ‘My First Christmas’ Cracker Bib – RRP £10.00
New Baby Skincare Cracker – RRP £15.00
Babyblooms pride themselves on their unique and beautiful packaging inspired by their home town in the Cotswolds. Each of these gorgeous Christmas gifts will be sent in a beautifully illustrated box that, once opened, will make perfect keepsake boxes or nursery storage.
Babyblooms is a unique online baby gift company: www.babyblooms.co.uk
Babyblooms started in 2005 by pioneering the concept of baby clothes bouquets in the UK as an alternative to sending traditional fresh flowers.
Babyblooms is dedicated to people who want to send their love, congratulations and best wishes to new parents with a perfect baby gift. Whether you are a friend, a colleague or a family member, you can find original, beautiful and practical gift ideas at Babyblooms.
You can find Babyblooms on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/BabybloomsLtd