Welcome to our blog, where we bring you the latest in gifts, gadgets and accessories.
With most of our time spent driving to this place or that, a lot of us could say that we practically live in our cars. So why not kit out your four wheel ride with must-have motoring accessories that no one should be without.
Driving in the early morning or late afternoon can be hazardous, especially when the sun shines low in the sky. Avoid dangerous situations with the Sun Blaster – designed to clip onto any sun visor larger than 28cm, it reduces blinding glare and harsh reflections, without obscuring your vision.
This month, we celebrate our furry friends and companions in National Pet Month! Whether they uproot our new gardens or redecorate our sofas with their fur, our pets will always give us unconditional affection without compromise (unless you own a cat, of course!)Wallace Dog Toy! With a squeaker inside, your dog will have hours of fun with this chew toy; and you will too every time your pet brings it back to you! Suitable for medium and large-sized dogs.
Throughout history, music has been used to communicate, express ourselves and bond family and friends together in celebrations! This April, we’re featuring our top music-related gifts that will hit all the right notes.
For the muso who has it all, what better gift than a replica Fender Stratocaster Wall-mounted Clock for their collection. Realistic and well finished, this wall clock is ideal for any music lover, teenager or student.
Dust off those old vinyls and enjoy the great collection of the music you’ve always adored, with the Memphis Record Player. This wonderful music centre allows you to play 33, 45 and 78 rpm records and
also incorporates a USB recorder, CD player, FM Radio, and integrated speakers.
A must-have picture book for any guitar aficionado. This book covers 500 of the most loved guitars including their players, makers, legends, myths and more about each one - a 528 page feast of captivating guitar history and ingenuity.
Give your musician the gift that keeps on giving and keeps you on their mind. Personalise their very own Plectrum to use every time they want to play some groovy jams.
For the fan of classical compositions – BBC’s The Choir star, Gareth Malone’s Guide to Classical music takes you on a journey that follows the careers of great musicians, their masterpieces and the impact they had on history’s movement of classical music. Informative, funny and evocative, this book will not disappoint.
Rock out in the kitchen with this Guitar Chopping Board! Dinner time will always be a stellar performance with this cool accessory to the kitchen. Made from natural, eco-friendly bamboo, this chopping board is scratch-resistant which means it will always look great, and features a lip for collecting juices and crumbs.
Who says that socks need to be a boring gift? These soft, cotton-rich Manuscript Socks will make the perfect present for any music lover! One size.
What better way to celebrate the beginning of Spring than with a few moments spent in the garden? With the days getting longer and the temperatures getting higher, it’s time to get out there – and we have a great selection of Spring and Gardening essentials.
The fast and easy way to remove mud and stones from the treads and welts of wellies, walking and football boots and shoes. The Mud Sweeper fits in the palm of your hand, making it so easy to use. It has 2 spikes for removing stones and lumps of mud, and a stiff bristle brush for getting rid of mud and dirt.
With a clever V shaped design, this brush allows for easy blade brushing on both sides and helps with those hard to get at places on a lawn mower. Keep your mower free from grass clippings, rust and corrosion easily.
The Two-way Tap connector is an ingenious little addition to standard 2cm B.S.P thread taps. Save effort and time whether you’re filling the watering can or washing the car. Made from brass and featuring double shut-off values, this connector allows you to have the hose permanently connected and still be able to use the tap.
Elegant, versatile and functional, these Maypole Garden Supports are made from black powder-coated steel and have rot-proof polypropylene strings with galvanised steel anchor pegs that are easy to set up. They are ideal for all climbing annuals, perennial flowers, such as Sweet Peas, Clematis and Morning Glory, as well as climbing French or Runner Beans.
Triple the capacity of your wheelbarrow load! The multi-purpose Barrow Bag is made from heavy-duty, laminated woven polypropylene with double-stitched seams for added strength. Both mould and rot resistant, this bag has a 270 Litre capacity and has carry handles, making it easier to haul around.
This is the time of year when our buying team are flat out visiting all the Trade Shows and talking to our suppliers to find the best gifts we can for our Spring Gift and Christmas Gift catalogues. And we haven’t been disappointed! There are so many gorgeous and quirky Presents for Men and Gifts for the Girls to choose from that we are really excited about putting our new collection together.
To add to the excitement, our Founder and Buying Director, Jane Hudson, was recognised by the Spring Fair as one of the 2015 ‘Power 30’, namely the top 30 gift buyers in the whole of the country!
Our delicious Biscuit Assortment Belgian Chocolates look incredibly realistic but are actually solid chocolate - you will be amazed, and they’re absolutely delicious too!
Play 6-a-side Table Football with a difference, with the Zombies vs Soldiers Table Football. The perfect gift for a zombie-mad teenager.
Enjoy a scrummy packed lunch away from home with this official Size 5 insulated Gilbert Rugby Lunch Bag.
She gave you life, which is a pretty big deal, so it is only right that you find the perfect gift for your Mum this Mother’s Day.
We have made it easy for you this year by compiling a list of great gifts for Mums of all types in our fantastic Mother’s day gift guide. Whether she is an aspiring Nigella Lawson or idolises Kirstie Allsopp, there is something here for her.
With St Valentine’s Day fast approaching, you may want to treat the special man in your life to the perfect gift… We’ve got a fantastic selection of romantic, quirky and personalised St Valentine’s Day gifts to choose from.
Here are 5 great suggestions, to give you a little extra guidance and help make your choice easier!
We have a Catalogue Code Prize Draw winner for January! Find out who the lucky winner of a £250 shopping spree is…
Our latest Prize Draw was made on 15th January 2015. We’ve been busy collating all of the catalogue codes you submitted with your online orders over the past 6 months and we now have a winner… Huge congratulations to Mrs Charmaine Anderson! We hope that you enjoy your £250 shopping spree on our website.
Buying a gift for your boyfriend, partner, fiancée or husband can be the trickiest Christmas hunt of all, not least of all because you want to get it right! We have a range of truly special presents, jokey, serious, romantic and fun, all unusual, quirky and bound to be unexpected!
For the Connoisseur
If your man fancies himself as the next Jamie Oliver, say goodbye to all those other cheesy gift ideas and surprise him with our Italian Cheese Making Kit. Mozzarella, Ricotta, and Mascarpone are some of the cheeses you can make with this indulgent set.
For the Gadget Man
Any gadget lover or budding treasure hunter will be smitten with our Metal Detector! Has the man in your life always fancied hunting for treasure?! For boyfriends and husbands who want the thrill of finding buried treasure, they’ll be hooked searching for hidden gold!
For the Artistic
Our Build Your Own Camera Kit is a really personal gift – something he can build himself that will also capture the events of your future together. It’s a piece of art that creates art, for anyone who loves to build and make things of their own and take charge of recording their destiny.
For the next Jeremy Clarkson
Does he know it all about the world of cars and harbour a secret aspiration – to be the next Jeremy Clarkson? If so, put him to the test! Our Top Gear Quiz Book is perfect for any motoring enthusiast. If he likes to be the centre of attention, it’s also the perfect quiz book to get the whole family debating over Christmas dinner!
For the Music Man
Make a practical gift into something unusual and fun – our Guitar Chopping Board is perfect for guys who will be chopping to the beat as they rustle up a meal. A great gift to help him accessorise the kitchen and make it his own.
For those with Record Style
If he’s in tune with vintage style as well as his music, he’ll love our Record Mats, which bring an artistic twist to any dinner party. The Record Mats are perfect for those who want to make an individual statement and show off their style.
For the Adventurer
Our Light Up My World Globe is a truly special gift for someone you love. When turned off, this ornamental globe lamp shows the world in silver, and when illuminated provides an entrancing golden glow. If you’ve been travelling together it’s an even better way to recall your experiences, or if all that is yet to come, it provides you with a romantic way to plan your dream destinations for the future. Perfect for the man who lights up your world.
If you’re on the lookout for the quirkiest and most unusual gifts for your friends and family, we've got 15 great suggestions for you – perfect for when ordinary just won’t do!
The Indoor Allotment
If conventional plants aren’t for you, you can grow a stunning herb display with our Indoor Allotment.The perfect way to make a statement display without a garden to mow – for those who prefer something a little more modern than a floral display!
Day-dreaming of a glass of wine at the end of the day – a favourite pastime of many people we know! If you know someone who always asks for a large glass when ordering their wine, our Wine Bottle Glass is the perfect present for them!
Less than subtle statement
This not-so-subtle message is bound to bring a smile or cause a raised eyebrow among those around you, or a laugh to the one you choose to present it to! Our Ick Mug is for anyone who wants to make a statement as they sip their cup of tea.
For half pints
The Half Pint Glass is the perfect gift to torment any lightweight friend who loves his beer, just not very much of it! Our Half Pint Glass Looks like an ordinary glass face on but if you turn it, you’ll see it has been cut precisely in half.
Head in the clouds
If you know someone who loves their computer but whose physical world needs some storage, we’ve the perfect play-on-words gift for you. Our Cloud Storage is the perfect desk accessory for any computer whizz, but also makes an ironic tidy hole for someone who’d rather stay away from the web!
The magic of Christmas
Let them know the magic of Christmas is here with our Coca-Cola Lorry! It’s an unusual gift that will appeal to so many people, as it’s symbolic of Christmas finally on its way! An iconic 1:76 scale die cast model – the perfect Christmas keepsake.
Zombie in the Garden
Shake up the traditional, no-nonsense gnomes in a friend’s garden with our Zombie Gnome; an unconventional garden addition bound to be a quirky gardener’s pride and joy!
Stiff Upper Lip is a wonderfully quirky game for anyone aged 8 or over. If you’re missing Movember, this is the memento for you! Wearing your moustache, just guess the celebrity you have been assigned – a hilarious game for Christmas day family fun!
Man’s Best Friend
Our Luxury 'Dog Hoggers' Pillow Cases are perfect for anyone who knows what it’s like to find they’re sharing the majority of their bed with the dog! Me & the Dog, and Me, You and the Dog available, dependent on just how overcrowded your bed happens to be!
Perfect for teens who can’t get enough fast-food! Our Burger Cushion and Fries Cushion are quirky decorations to brighten up a room and give it an unusual edge! Buy both and save £2 with our Star Buy Offer.
Our Bluetooth Extendable Selfie Stick will help you take the perfect selfie! Great for events such as weddings, it gives you the ability to get the perfect angle on a self-portrait or group photo and extra reach to get everyone in the shot.
In the mood for dancing
Look dashing in our Dancing Reindeer Ears! They’re great for bopping along to Christmas tunes and will cheer up any conversation as they move to any sound. Dancing Rabbit Ears also available.
Crafty and Cute
Our Crafty Cat Moneybox is certainly unusual and adorably cute. Place your coin on the top of the money box and watch as the kitten peeks out of the top and swipes it inside the box! Watch the video for the full effect.
An old favourite – the obligatory Christmas socks – with a difference! Our Sock Exchange Weekend Socks feature bold designs for those who allow their feet to rebel once they’ve stepped away from the office! An instant way to brighten any outfit and turn it from the conventional to the quirky.
Suit with a Difference
Our Worn to be Wild Testival Suit is a firm favourite andbound to be a winner this Christmas. Taking its inspiration from the BBC’s colour test card introduced in the 1960s, the Testival Suit is sure to turn heads at every occasion!