Lifestyle Awesome Gift Ideas and Fun stuff to know about
Hope you enjoyed Valentine's Day but not too much that it messed up your week falling on a Tuesday this year, not the best day of the week to go out and celebrate but if you're looking for things to do generally on a Tuesday check out our Film page if your local theatre is Showcase you get a discount on Tuesday with an Insider card just for the holder but it all helps, you can sign up on the day online for free and use the email link to start saving on the same day. See left column for more info FILMS even better if you're close to Cineworld see the Unlimited card info too although that one will cost you it's a great pass if you love to catch all the latest films. Would fully recommend La La Land as a Valentine date film if you didn't see it and there are a few new ones out just in time well Fifty Shades Darker released the 10th if that's your cup of tea or wait 'till the Friday 17th and catch Fences or Moonlight.
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It may have been Thanksgiving not so long ago our Blog post talks more on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Singles Day. We also enjoy howling at this film starring Steve Martin and John Candy - fully recommended if you haven't seen it here's the Amazon link to the various DVD products, it's a lot of fun, we fully recommend.
Love this fun mug from a cheeky selection of plenty now wouldn't that make a fun Secret Santa do you dare? Seriously start thinking if you're celebrating Christmas plan ahead, some things you can leave until the last minute, some ideas you can start planning now if you're making gifts don't leave it until the last minute. We think Secret Santa is a brilliant idea, especially if it really does stay a secret, I once got the boss a football referee, whose head you could pull off, and shout abuse at it when your team wasn't doing so well a sort of stress buster, we supported rival teams, but he never guessed who got it for him ha ha. This fun mug is via Shot Dead In The Head who also have an array of T-Shirts and Hoodies there's bound to be a gift for someone, have a search if you're stuck for ideas. We rather like this one perfect for the desk, maybe not so perfect if someone else does the washing up.
Well this mug speaks for itself ...
via Shot Dead In The Head BUY NOW £9.99
Irritable Owl Syndrome MUG
Shot Dead in The Head - they also have stickers available, good quality t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies. Including a softer but still really funny kids range. Something for everyone, we cannot recommend this website enough, once you visit you'll be gone a while so please remember us. We've added some of our faves but they have thousands. If they get your creative juices running you can even email them an idea, if they really like it, they'll test it out, if they get orders you'll make commission on each sale. Must be your idea don't pinch any of ours haha. We're about to submit one actually. Watch this space ...
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Fun novelty gift for the cook who has everything or a nice student gift for their home away from home! Designer Bear Oven Gloves 2017 model with left and right hand for more comfort and better grip made from special insulating cotton and heat-resistant silicone pads. BUY NOW on Amazon available on Prime (Next Day Delivery) £22.90 currently 2/12/16 sale price £18.90
Cockney Rhyming Slang Apron £19 Handmade by Victoria Egg via Amazon
Cute Gift Ideas from fashion house Pink Boutique Black Velvet 'Drink Champagne and Dance On The Table' Cushion with gold print measures 42 cm x 42cm great for your bestie or a sister who enjoys a night out
BUY NOW Lifestyle Velvet Cushion £19
and a pretty pink mermaid blanket via Pink Boutique who wouldn't feel magical cuddled up in this
BUY NOW Pink Mermaid Blanket £25
Gifts don't have to be about how much money you have spent many welcomed gifts are more about the thought that went into it, so maybe a treat such as breakfast in bed, make lunch, a picnic or bake a cake. Do a few chores such as washing the car, walking the dog (but that shouldn't be considered a chore more something you can do together) If it's not too late to make a gift why not pick up some mason jars and sticky labels write a personal message on the sticker apply to jar and fill with sweets or cookies. Or if you've cash to splash there's some great ideas on here too. Note we don't take money or request personal information from you we publish for ourselves and advertisers we choose or they choose us and if we both agree we select which products to showcase we're only rewarded should you use our link to the affiliate website and make a purchase.
Collectibles and Fun Stuff
How Cute What A Great Gift Idea - Cuddle Up To Some Plush Fries, from Yummy World Huggable, Removable, Velcroable 16" High bit of comfort. Via Kidrobot ships worldwide from USA (other Yummy Foods Available including a pizza slice)
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SHOT DEAD IN THE HEAD
Fun and timely mug don't get involved it's too late now anyway great for the office from Shot Dead In The Head - Leave Remain Wine MUG (also available on T-Shirts) Love It, and you don't even have to mention how you voted keep everyone happy (sort of)
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Swearalot Holmes - The Nick Of Time mug from the offensive Mug Collection at Shot Dead In The Head someone you know will love this
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Love these - Cute Gift Ideas DC Comics
BUY NOW Batman Egg Cup £7.99
Fun little egg cup and spoon with toast cutter for a fun start to the day, whose little soldier needs cheering up - love it! Great for an adult or child gift More DC stuff via Truffle Shuffle est 2004 check site for inexpensive shipping options - including worldwide shipping
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£14.99 wow what an entance you could make via Truffle Shuffle est 2004 (they ship worldwide and have different inexpensive shipping options)
Love these Justice League Of America Colourful Stacking Cups to brighten up the kitchen and dining area with Superman, Wonder-woman, Batman and Green-Lantern
BUY NOW Stacking Cups £20.99
FUN Gift Idea or treat for self how about someone at work who needs to thoroughly wind down when having their tea/coffee break.
BUY NOW Scooby Doo Mug and other fun stuff
Love these fun cartoon bits especially the Scooby Doo mug with room for your Scooby snacks a few bits on the link and more you can search when there, all things fun Retro and great gift ideas you' re bound to find an original idea over at Truffle Shuffle est 2004 inexpensive International Shipping.
Pretty Cool who's loving this for their cuppa tea or coffee BUY NOW Harley Quinn Tattoo Parlour Mug £7.99 via Truffle Shuffle
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Here's a great customised gift for the gardener in the family - a customised 'Home Grown Vegetable Tote Bag' perfect for those proudly recycling bags and sharing their produce it's made from 100% natural cotton measures 40.5 x 36.5 cm and you get up to twelve characters to use for your name. So who has green fingers? £9.95 and printed in house at a charming business we just discovered Forever Bespoke they've loads of unusual gifts and special occasion ideas. Check their site above and here's the link for the
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This is cute and sure welcome if you're Irish abroad - The Irish Larder 100% Cotton Apron
Authentically Irish can be shipped worldwide, from The Irish Store, Ireland
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Looking for something for someone irritating or down right rude or maybe you have a love hate relationship you'd like to prove try this link to BUY NOW OFFENSIVE MUGS still laughing not for the easily offended definitely not ha ha ... via Shot Dead In The Head
'Sarcastic Comment is Loading - Please Wait BUY NOW Men's T Shirt More from Forever Bespoke this might be fun for dad or your brother someone you can get away with saying it to and who will know exactly what you mean add their name to 'Sarcastic Comment is Loading T Shirt' 100% cotton t shirt.
This one's fun too if Dad has a sense of humour they also have it in a mug and other colours from 'Shot Dead In The Head' here's the 'World's 1,650,432.821st Best Dad' BUY NOW Fun T Shirt For Dad
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These are really BADASS and could get you in a whole lot of trouble ... double the warning level
WARNING! Have you heard about the latest card game craze brings out the worst in you haha check out the seriously awesome reviews
don't be last to try introduce it to your mates...This card game has RAVE reviews for age group 17 years plus! Including people who don't normally play cards, quite a party game and suggested the more the merrier also if you want to add more rules like shots or money! on your head be it, but suggested no looking back great gift idea if you're not planning a party any sooner have a look you might opt for the extension pack too...
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Skateboard for starters this one is cool suitable from age 5 to adult and many more at SkateHut we picked RENNER A Series - Graffiti Wall BUY NOW RENNER Graffiti Skateboard via Skate Hut they have lots of information and tips as to what you might need as well as all the safety gear so have a look we handpicked a few but there are many more styles and prices to choose from.
Check out this awesome looking Skateboard from the Tony Hawk 720 Series - BUY NOW King Squawk 7.875" via Skate Hut
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HALLOWEEN MONDAY 31st OCTOBER 2016
That was a long weekend of Halloween celebrations to reach Monday 31/10/16
Halloween Trick - Or - Treating
If you're taking part by handing out treats you should place a pumpkin whether real or a plastic pumpkin lantern in a window visible to the street - a sign that you will answer the door. So bear that in mind too, if you're knocking on doors don't bang on all the doors some people are happy to hand out sweets but others disagree with it all, so look for houses that are decorated, show a pumpkin or sometimes leave a few treats outside that means help yourself but please do not disturb, that way you'll not upset anyone. This Wikipedia link is interesting so it wasn't USA that started it all maybe they were more responsible for the commercialization though! which many of us now get to enjoy. Mostly in UK people give out sweets a few will give money, but personally disagree with that and also it should be just for fun and dressing up and just the children trick or treating with an adult to keep safe, it's not really for teenagers. As that makes it uncomfortable for people wondering if you want sweets or expect more. Have a get together with friends instead and exlpore a few traditional games instead with sweet treats.
Wikipedia - Trick-Or-Treat History
If you're planning to celebrate this halloween get a head start now whether it's a children's or adult party you're planning or attending, get your thinking cap on now. Take inspiration from our Halloween Pinterest board we've added make-up, food and
much more we've added some fun stuff from costume ideas, home-decorating, make-up to spooky recipes. For home decorations start gathering DIY items like cardboard, paint, string, bandages or strips of fabric, you can make decorations for next to nothing by using things you would normally recycle. Let your imagination run wild. Then depending on how much space you have to decorate you can decide what to place where, for children make it more on the fun side, you don't want to give them nightmares.
Football Shirts, Technology Gift Ideas or Treats For YOU
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SONY PS4 Fifa 17 you can use our Amazon link here to BUY NOW currently £32 with free delivery you can also search for other games or games for other consoles
check out Game they also offer a NOW TV 2 Month Sky Cinema pass without a contract. So if that is of interest that might be the best deal for you. Like the sound of the Amazon deal see following offer too and Amazon Protect.
Amazon Protect 2 Year Breakdown and Accidental Damage Cover for GAMES CONSOLES £200 - £249.99 it is also transferable if product sold on or gifted only £16 order at time of ordering your Games Console you also get a cool off period to change your mind 45 days - just in case your magical powers tell you your console is in extremely safe and unworried hands. Quite often pass on the cover (sorry) but this sounds like a good idea, knowing what can and sometimes does go wrong a lot less than having to repair or replace, see more Amazon Protect they also offer three years for £20!
Thought you might like this website, we do, they have awesome football shirts from around the world and for all budgets including clearance, you can choose a Club Shirt, Premier League, European Clubs, Classic World Cups, Rest Of World, International Teams, Player Issue Shirts, Match worn shirts. Other specials plus Classic Football Boots and Shorts. Vintage and Retro shirts we uncovered West Ham shirts with the Dr Marten logo, Beckham shirts for LA Galaxy, and AC Milan Henry shirts when he was at Arsenal so whoever you support we're sure you'll find a shirt for you or a gift for a fanatic. For a little while longer we've got a 10% off discount code we can share with you so enter it at the check out CFSRK10 Classic Football Shirts
Fun but useful gift/gadget available via Amazon and on Prime (next day delivery)
FEBNISCITE 16GB Game Controller Shaped USB 2.0 Flash Drive in black, a cool way to save and store your photo, music, notes etc for home, school or work. £8.39 Buy here on Amazon
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Music Gift Ideas or Personal Treats
The new Studio Album OUT NOW 2/12/16 and SELLING FAST Blue & Lonesome
BUY NOW Box Set AMAZON £34.99 includes MP3 version
BUY NOW CD via AMAZON £9.99 includes MP3 version
BUY NOW Vinyl Double LP via AMAZON £29.45 includes free MP3 version
BUY NOW via AMAZON £15 released 25/11/16
Kate Bush Box Set - Before The Dawn CD x 3 also on Vinyl via AMAZON £59.99 LP x 4
Before The Dawn is a three CD Box Set recording from August 2014 London Hammersmith Shows, which went on sale in March 2014 to sell out demand seven more dates were immediately added to the fourteen shows which all sold out within fifteen minutes.
There are a lot of Kate Bush fans out there old and new and this was her first live shows since 1979 where she rocked the pop world and gifted an unforgettable voice and presence to the stage if you were a fan then, despite the reclusiveness of Kate Bush for all these years once a fan always a fan. The recordings have been produced by Kate Bush all original and no over-dubbing and include Hounds Of Love, Running Up That Hill, a spoken monologue - Astronomer's Call, Dream Of Sheep, Among Angels and a whole lot more. Also available on vinyl and as a download. A gift for inspired music and art lovers a little piece of our brilliant UK music visionary history - Thanks to Kate Bush.
BUY NOW via AMAZON £15 released 25/11/16
Kate Bush Box Set - Before The Dawn CD x 3 also on Vinyl via AMAZON £59.99 LP x 4
Still a fan of Samsung happy with the S6 Edge here and another member has the S7 with no problems to report.
For your information the Galaxy Note 7 is the one with the issues 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7s were recalled in September, replacements having been stated as safe, but now you are advised to switch off as the device caught fire during further tests in the lab in Singapore all sales currently halted see BBC 11 October
O2 The sleek Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
O2 Samsung Galaxy S7
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge shown here in Gold Platinum, also available in Pink (more a Rose Gold) and Black. The Galaxy S7 edge great for gaming a key feature, switch off your alerts and immerse yourelf into a game downloadable from the Google Play Store. You can even record your gameplay and reactions as tutorials or share with your friends. Inbuilt cooling system will prevent overheating and keep play going.)
So going over the cost O2 have a cool O2 Refresh Plan which divides your monthly bill into two parts your Airtime Plan and Device Plan. The plan at £39.99 = £25.00 a month for the device for 2 years £25 x 24 = £600 + the up front fee (total cost of Galaxy S7 edge £639.99) The Airtime is £14.00 a month for 500 minutes, unlimited texts and 500 MG it's 4G Ready and once you've finished your contract you just continue paying for the data the Airtime part (£14) as the device is paid for, I like that idea as quite often I am not ready for a new phone, if you're the opposite and have to have the latest phone as and when they have another plan you might like which allows you to have a new phone more often you can check their website. Also order by midnight for next day delivery or try order and collect.
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Amazon Echo Released 28 September 2016
BUY NOW Amazon £149.99
There's a lot of noise about Amazon's release of Amazon Echo (*Alexa) 'Always ready, connected and fast. Just ask.' Also available in white and a smaller version dot. Amazon DOT £49.99 2nd Generation released 20 October 2016
*Alexa is the brain behind your Amazon Echo growing smarter the more you use it. Alexa responds to your voice she will probably realize on a Monday morning your voice might be a little different, it will get used to the fact you are less tolerant when running late and that will be fun to see if it begins to react even faster or even by putting tasks together that go hand in hand whilst running late and you need your hands free, it could wake you up, try again with a blast of your music, tell you about the weather and any train disruptions. Whilst you figure out where you left your keys. It could be very useful, at first was a little skeptical but must admit it would also be a handy helper in the kitchen when you want to check a recipe or figure out weight conversions without having to wash your hands yet again. For now it gets a thumbs up it will free your phone up so you can keep social on there and not miss a thing. Plug it in, connect to internet via free app and explore.
More Football Stuff 'tis the football season to be jolly lalalalalalalala' for all you footy gamer fans adding a few bits for you there's enough football/soccer fans out there first up -
Game links order via 365 Games and earn player points
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Other new releases for sports fans
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NBA 2K17 PS4
Must have game, a bit of a souvenir for you really Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games if you enjoyed watching the games like we did then why not pick up a souvenir this game sounds like a lot of fun especially on the Wii U a bit of a family sporting event time together.
Gifts don't have to be about how much money you have spent many tof the best remembered gifts are the thought that went into it so maybe a treat such as breakfast in bed make lunch, bake a cake. Do a few chores, such as washing the car walking the dog (but that should be fun maybe you can go together) our most popular pin the last few weeks has been a pin of what looks like a six pack of beer but filled with dad's fave sweets so it's not too late to make a gift or similar why not pick up a mason jar and make a sticky label for Best Dad or a personal message and fill with sweets or cookies. Here's the original pin and check our Pinterest board for more ideas.
More on O2
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Have a look at a variety of Fitness Trackers available
and love this fun gadget Samsung Gear VR personal virtual reality headset place your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S7 mobile in the headset and go bring games and movies to life - have virtual fun.
Check out here on O2 this offer has more if you go for the 30GB you can upgrade after 12 months at no cost just trade in your hand set and move on to the next model if you're that way inclined for free now that makes a nice change. Personally have the Galaxy S6 edge and love it it has a great battery life, camera and is gorgeous to look at also love all the extra thoughtful stuff such as the wireless charging plate
Plus other cool accessories have a look here for more detail and note O2 comes with lots of perks check our earlier Samsung blog and Priority blog there you are go check out tariffs and more details on offer here
Have the seen or heard the fuss over the LuMee smartphone cases it's a front lit case that also protects your phone, it's easy to charge, doesn't drain your battery and is ready to use at the touch of a button. Designed to brighten your face with professional lighting kit, using front facing lights and a dimmer. Currently available for iPhone 5/5S iPhone 6/6Plus/6S/6SPlus and Samsung Galaxy S6 selfie lovers check out the latest Lumee LED cases as shown similar to popular selfie taker Kim Kardashian Lumee LED Cases
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This is a fun and useful app 'flypay' allows restaurant customers to check, split and pay their bill from their phone, transforming the restaurant experience' we were first introduced to flypay (downloaded free) at wahaca (the uber cool mexican restaurant) fast becoming a go to app for business and makes paying, sharing bill and leaving a lot easier as shown here download it before your mates and introduce them to it too. Take mates out to wahaca for quality food and fun atmosphere there's hopefully one near you check wahaca for their awesome story and even more awesome food.
flypay at the App Store
Think about your New Year's Resolution why not pick one that you can manage such as;
Read more books
1. Go to the cinema more often
2. Learn something new (join a class/club or research studying online)
3. Enjoy more 'me' time (this could incorporate pampering yourself, treating yourself to new make-up, going to the gym, whatever you enjoy that will make you feel good even having a night out dinner/drinks, or a shopping spree)
Don't just go with - lose weight, get fit as they are hard to control and hard to stick to plus you can incorporate healthy choices in to your 'me' time resolution, and feel better about the fact you stuck to it
Have fun and Good Luck ...
BEST PHONE EVER ... BEST PHONE EVER ...(Just adding got one so happy seriousy love it ...)
(ARGUABLY BUT CAN SAY WHAT WE LIKE)
To be fair this is what it does you guess what the brand is and if it sounds like your dream phone have a look at the link to see how stunning it looks
Some of the reasons to be cheerful ...
Comes in Platinum, Gold or Sapphire Black
Curved Screen has TOUGH glass and a Metal Body
NEW larger screen 5.7" touchscreen display
Comes with a FAST charger
Get the Smart Manager APP - keep your battery going for longer, keep an eye on phone's performance, at a touch of a button you can optimize your battery life, shut down apps, clear your memory and keep device secure.
Love this - Colour code contacts!
Give friends and family different colours and know whose calling or texting even better if phone is face down (you know if you do that) you can tell who it is as the colour lights up on the edge (massive clue)
Order by 10:00 PM for free next day delivery ha you barely have to wait
Make your friends jealous
Even opt for wireless charging
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More food for thought!
Think of the main things that go wrong - cracked screen, no battery life, broken charger.
Need to replace the battery on your iPhone it is not too expensive or difficult but suggest to order the battery with the tool kit included check out here for what's available for your model Amazon most battery and tools are just over £10 some are less.
The link also has separate tool kits to open and repair various mobile phone and tablet models.
If you own an Apple iPhone 5 purchased between September 2012 and January 2013 they had a small percentage that had issues with suddenly experiencing shorter battery life, needing frequent charging see if you're entitled to a free replacement battery via apple
For a special glass You needn't wait 'til next year make a personal message think of your message first, we used Marry Me? and wrote the year ? on the base hopefully it will be a fond message memory and not a bad one the other #ValentinesDay Sorted, something like that get creative
the pen we used was a specific for glass which dries quite quickly but you have a minute or so to wipe away mistakes with a wet wipe brand here from an Art shop Marabu RELIEF PASTE Metallic Gold have fun ... You can make similar for any ocassion or glass style such as a beer glass, wine bowl, we made a fun one with the spirit measures on the side and one for wine on one of the huge wine glass bowls (£4 for 2 in Asda) mark one glass,two glasses, we then had fun writing upside down 'pissartist' as reached rim actually quite useful we poured a glass of water in and marked with the pen, then added another to make the two glass mark, and so on you just need a steady hand and an idea, if you mess up rub the paste off immediately and start again have fun great for Fathers Day too
Fun Valentines link Harry Potter fans
Love Potion Punch
how to DIY from Buzzfeed here
A DIY LOVE POTION Message
Failing having any of the resources or wanting a non alcoholic version we say try this (use your imagination)
Strawberries or Raspberries
Ribbon or String
Write a personal message to include Love Potion make a fold out poem if you're good at writing... or make it into a little tag to tie around the glass, using a ribbon or string which you can attach by sewing or threading through a small hole cut into the corner of your card use a bit of blutac to help hold the string in place.
Next place crushed ice in the bottom of glass and then a layer of halved washed strawberries layer them around the edge so you can see them from the outside of the glass, if no strawberries use whole washed raspberries. Then put a little more crushed ice in to keep the fruit in place, top with your cranberry juice, add a little orange juice if you prefer but not too much and then
hand it over...and see if your magic works!
Skint? (wonder how that translates hmmm)
Valentine or just Romantic Gift Ideas
Pack of Love Hearts or your last Rolo wrapped carefully in foil or the plastic wrap stuff that you can never use properly
Find all their holey socks and lovingly darn them
Write messages in their lunch boxes ... nice ones!
Make a stencil, using card is okay draw your best heart shape, smaller than the top of your coffee cup. Cut the heart shape out carefully keeping the exterior as the stencil.
Get your coffee ready, then froth your milk works best with semi skimmed/fat free milk. If you have a shaker with a lid you can use that or a glass jar with a lid (old coffee jar) half fill with milk no more as you want room for the milk to transform to froth! Shake it for about 30 seconds possibly up to a minute, remove lid, then place opened jar into microwave for 30 seconds to help the froth set/last longer, the foam will rise to the top, so use the warm milk at the bottom for your coffee if you take milk. Spoon the foam over your coffee, then holding the stencil steadily over your cup, tap or shake cocoa powder through the heart shape to leave Valentine decoration on your coffee.
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Here's a great gift idea for the movie buff or gamer, love that it has voice recognition ask for film name or actor and it will quickly sort out from the thousands of films on the list get your popcorn ready or hold tight and wrap it up for Christmas amazon fire TV
Chocolate, Sweets, DIY Hampers
You can do this for any special occasion Valentines Day Mothers Day Fathers Day Birthdays any excuse... a personalised hamper DIY style or get one made/sent (links below and above USA) if you have money more than time...
What you gonna find for that cool dude in your life
stuck for a giftidea think of a neccessity then
top up with chocolate and beer and you're sorted. It's got to be UK chocolate though guys we definitely have the better here in UK sorry opinion only ...debate on twitter if you like... we have Hotel Chocolate, Cadbury we named our Marathon after your Snicker bar who knows why we can get Hersheys Kisses over here at a price but they only sound good taste NAH... look even Buzzfeed agrees... haha
Seriously buy a nice tin box a cake tin size you can get them in pound shops and fill with the best here's a list available in UK that we'd add Crunchie, Caramac, Galaxy, Dairy Milk (all versions) Cadbury Buttons, Bounty dark and milk chocolate, Milky Bar (all kids love that white chocolate) Mars, Milky Way, Minstrels, Snicker, Asda Smart price milk choloate (it's lovely) scrunch up in tissue paper maybe christmas confetti you'll be a favourite 'til it's all gone ...perfect
Also Green & Blacks Organic for the sophisticated gift for the healthy green person in your life they'll love it and it doesn't need wrapping maybe just a bow and a bottle of wine or hand paint a wine glass or two a lovely gift idea ...a truly delicious gift!
We say best gifts are thoughtful gifts...get them something you know is on their wish list but also make them something a diy gift will mean so much and save you money too. We've got ideas across our pages why not an Amazon Fire TV as above that more than one person can enjoy and then make individual hampers a night in hamper full of popcorn, drinks, chips and dips (Spicy Dorittos please) maybe a little Christmas cake. You could make up one for boxing day with piccalilli, gherkins, red cabbage, hovis biscuits, cream crackers and cheese (wrap it last minute) all the recipients faves and if you're not sure start checking now you've still got time! Extra special bread would be lovely even bake your own or make some mince pies and wrap them with love. You could also make a Pampering Beauty Hamper....true bliss.... see our beauty page for more ideas...
Photograph DIY Ideas
Make a calendar with a photograph you can send away many companies offer this product or diy if you have access to a laminator choose a selection of photographs or enlarge a favourite picture staple a small calendar to the base you can usually get them in card or stationary shops add ribbon to hang at the top, you'll be remembered all year especially if you're in one of the pictures squeeze in a selfie to make them smile or cringe haha..how good is the relationship this gift might tell you! You could even get fancy by adding a message they'll love it. If you're not that DIY you can get made in many photography shops and on-line you just supply the photographs. You've still got time to get snapping...
Pets need treats and toys too, our dog can only have he strongest toys, we've included a few links if you're looking for any these...
KONG TOYS have lasted where others don't survive more than a few
minutes. In fact he still has his original puppy TYRE Kong Traxx Small also the classic Kong which you can stuff with treats we had to wedge them in or a spoon of peanut butter is ideal. Our dog loves it and it keeps your pet busy for a while particularly useful when you have to leave the room for a few, see link here.
Kong Puppy Kong Dogs Chew Toy, Small
ours is still in use! Best Buy...
Update our dog recently bit through an indestructible
KONG Squeezz BALL LARGE Dog Toy (PSB1)
but he now plays with the middle looks like a rubber cotton reel and the outside a lightweight rubber ball idea for throwing indoors, worth their weight, two for the price of one!!
Remember not to give chocolate or raisins (xmas pud/cake/mince pies) they are actually very bad for dogs and can be fatal, although our dog survived a Christmas cake, googling how to make a dog sick after eating Christmas cake did not come up with very nice responses in fact was made to feel like
did it on purpose! Any worries try here for pet issues ...
A bit more to consider XBox One vs PS4
Firstly it's still very much personal choice if you're buying as a gift this might help you decide but if you're buying as a gamer you probably already have your favourite, so unless you've experienced a problem we're not likely to sway you!
Key points to consider - outsider point of view, they are similar in price though the extras add up at least you could get a base kit at a similar price now that the XBox One can be purchased without the fun Kinect.
Microsoft - XBox One More of an entertainment system, possible longevity the new larger unit will allow more airflow which (in the 360 model) caused many overheating issues. It also has potential to do more, cool Kinect -mid-air commands, Better Apps, Uses 2 x AA batteries but last longer than PS4 rechargeable and probably just as cost effective. Anticipated Halo: Guardians due out looks like end of 2015 a leading XBox game sequel.
Sony - PS4 Peoples favourite in general, easy to set up more power at launch, better graphics but probably only noticeable by avid gamers Controller Dualshock 4 new improved design requires charge kit for each controller and charge doesn't last as long as you might like so possibly bit of drawback. Most mates tend to bring their own controller along, best option to save money!
Both have Amazon Prime Instant Video, BBCiplayer, Demand , Eurosport, IGN, Internet Explorer, Netflix, Now TV, Sky Go, Skype, Youtube.
XBox One also has Plex (Plex Pass membership holders are able to stream all media from PC/Mac to XBox One e.g. photos, videos) Blinkbox, Wuaki TV & 4oD (4oD is a service that lets you watch Channel 4, E4 and More4 programme's online at channel4.com, or via iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, PS3, Xbox, Samsung IDTV, Sky, BT Vision and Virgin Media. After a programme has been broadcast, provided the rights to use it in this way have been given the program becomes available on 4oD for a period of 7-30 days. Programmes from the Channel 4 archive are also made available for a longer period so that you can enjoy Channel 4 classics on demand. Currently not all our archive content is available outside channel4.com ) You can also record and share your moments of glory, or live broadcast your gameplay with Twitch.
PS4 has BBC News & Sport
Xbox One has arguably the better games especially the amount of exclusives, but this could also change. Will endeavour to add review of best games later ... according to Forbes recent studies Xbox One outsold PS4 for the first time since its launch outselling in USA in November 2014 this could be due to price cuts.
Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have subscriptions to their premium services to play games online. But what, exactly, do you get some questions answered below and there are deals out there for subscriptions. More food for thought!
Frequently asked Xbox Live Gold Questions here
Ditto for Play Station Plus Memberships here
PS4 has BBC News & BBC Sport
Check our film/movie page we have links to UK Cinema Listings here and latest trailers reviews with UK and USA release dates ...
Get in the team spirit! Or will one of you have to win haha
This game is loads of fun, we have it here, how well do you know these logos a great fun family/friends trivia board game. All ages test your memory ..