from Golden Bear
Golden Bear offers some gorgeous
Christmas gifts for young children.
The soft and loveable Super Sweep is the
perfect Christmas gift for fans of Sooty
and his friends. Incredibly cute and
super soft, Super Sweep comes complete
with his Super Sweep costume - ready to
save the day!
Squeeze his tummy to hear phrases and
fun Sweep sounds. RRP is £19.99.
My First JCB is a colourful, kid tough
pre-school construction vehicle range
based on real life JCB vehicles, created
for little hands with big imaginations.
My First JCB Farm Fun Tractor Tim is the
newest member of the My First JCB team.
Perfect for little hands, children will
have hours of imaginative play as they
use the trailer to load and transport.
The trailer has a drop down tail gate
for added fun and can also be detached
from the tractor if Tractor Tim wants to
go solo. Farm Fun Tractor Tim has big
chunky wheels making him great for
indoor or outdoor play. Suitable for
children aged 12 months+. RRP is £14.99.
For more information about Golden Bear
Toys click on
A Warming Tipple From The Lakes
With the festive season fast
approaching, the opportunity to crack
open a warming tipple is ever nearer.
Whether it's a hot toddy before bedtime
or a Christmassy cocktail with friends,
The Lakes Distillery is here to help you
toast the longer evenings in true
Situated six miles north of Keswick on
the A66, The Lakes Distillery takes
visitors on a tour which lets visitors
of all ages follow a journey of
discovery using sight, sound, smells,
taste and touch to understand how the
distillery’s world class spirits whisky,
gin and vodka are made.
The ONE is a unique blend of exceptional
whiskies and encompasses the best single
malts from around the British Isles,
blended with great care and passion to
create a perfectly balanced whisky. We
include at least one whisky from each of
the countries in the British Isles -
Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland,
England and Wales. These have been
blended with great care and passion,
resulting in a whisky of intriguing
Tasting notes: Slightly smoky, sweet and
fruity, nutty, with hints of spice.
The Lakes Gin is the only gin to be
genuinely distilled in Cumbria. Juniper
can be found across the Lake District
fells and we use this local juniper as
the very heart of our gin. Using classic
gin botanicals augmented with others
native to the Lakes, including bilberry,
heather and meadowsweet. This is an
artisan gin which is complete,
intriguing and delicious.
Tasting notes: Big, clear, fresh citrus,
fruity and floral. Complex and vibrant.
Chill in the freezer then drink neat,
it’s a perfect sipping gin!
The Lakes Vodka is the only vodka to be
distilled in the Lake District. Using
traditional production methods in the
traditional ways, The Lakes Vodka is
lovingly crafted in our small handmade
copper pot still, to maintain its
delicate aromatic flavours. Like our
gin, we are not employing mass
production methods, but taking our time
to triple distil our vodka for greater
purity, producing a taste of outstanding
character and complexity.
Tasting notes: Rich aroma with a hint of
wheat, ultra-smooth and silky, full of
The Lakes Malt is expected to be more
akin to a highland whisky rather than an
Islay spirit. The Lakes Distillery will
be experimenting with our lightly peated
single malt to create batches of a more
heavily peated malt each year.
The Lakes Malt becomes available only
once it is perfectly matured (a minimum
of three years and one day in-cask) so
we will have to be patient for a little
while yet! The first batch will be ready
in 2018 but whisky connoisseurs can get
their hands on The Lakes Malt as it
For more information about The Lakes
Distillery click on
You can use The Lakes Gin to make this
delicious Chemmy Martini.
50ml The Lakes Gin
25ml freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
12.5ml Martini Extra Dry
A teaspoon of sugar syrup
Serve in a chilled martini glass
Grapefruit rind to decorate
1. Firstly, chill your martini glass by
filling with ice and water and leaving
to rest while you make The Chemmy.
2. Shake 2 shots of The Lakes Gin, 1 shot
of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, ½
shot Martini Extra Dry and a teaspoon of
sugar syrup with ice.
3. Double strain into your chilled martini
glass and garnish with a grapefruit
For further information please visit
Classic Gifts from Oliver Bonas
Shop for Christmas from the comfort of
your own home with the beautiful and
varied range of gifts from Oliver Bonas.
This festive Jewellery Stag Dish will
make a lovely gift. Use it to keep your
rings, bracelets and earrings safe and
tidy. You can also use it as a serving
dish for olives or festive snacks. Price
Bring a little sparkle to someone
special this Christmas with this pretty
Alia Three Stone Multi Strand Ring.
Price is £45.
This beautiful Mariam Plaited Cord
Bracelet will make a lovely gift. Price
Celebrate Christmas with these
delightful Champagne Saucers. This boxed
set of four glasses is £34.
For more information about Oliver Bonas
Win Three Exciting New Board
From Learning Resources®
In the lead up to Christmas,
Learning Resources® is offering
one lucky reader the
chance to win an exclusive board
game bundle that introduces
early numeracy skills! This
fantastic prize includes High
Seas Addventure™, All Around The
and Picnic Party™.
Resources® is the home of
award-winning educational toys,
games and learning aids. They
provide hands-on products that
build a concrete foundation of
skills through exploration,
imagination and most
importantly... fun! By working
closely with educational
specialists their unique ranges
of resources are engaging and
innovative whilst promoting key
skills for growth and
development in line with the
ranges of products, suitable for
ages 2 and above, cover core
subjects from Numeracy and
Literacy to Science and
Construction and are inclusive
of learning at different levels.
With exciting new products
introduced each year, Learning
Resources® encourage a love of
learning that will last a
Perfect for family nights in,
these board games bring learning
to life as players complete
numeracy challenges whilst
racing their competitors to the
end of the board. Contemporary
illustrations and whimsical
characters keep little learners
engaged and two levels of play
support continual development,
fun for all of the family to
Take a trip to the depth of the
seas with High Seas Addventure™
and encourage your little ones
to develop early addition
skills. Players flip the playing
cards and make ten in order to
move forward and reach the
treasure! The board uses numbers
0-10 and can be played by 2-4
players. It is suitable for ages
5 and above.
Join the fun as children crawl
to victory with Picnic Party™ An
Early Maths Game! Players race
their ants to the picnic basket
whilst comparing and finding the
difference between numbers! The
game develops key early skills
such as number recognition,
greater than/less then and early
addition and subtraction skills
and can be played by 2-5
players. It is suitable for ages
4 and above.
Race around the playground but
don’t forget to get back to
school on time with All Around
The Playground™ Shapes, Colours
and Counting Game! Players match
colours and shapes as they move
around the board, introducing
key early skills such as colour
and number recognition, shape
identification and early
counting skills. The board
features six colours, six basic
shapes and uses numbers 0-10.
The game can be played by 2-4
players and is suitable for ages
3 and above.
To discover more from Learning
For Your Chance to Win
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racing to in the Picnic Party™
b) Picnic Basket
c) Garden Shed
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racing to in the Picnic Party™
game? Then send
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The prize is
Resources® Board Game Bundle of
three games including
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Shapes, Colours and Counting
and Picnic Party™
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Please let us know if you do not wish to receive any further
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The competition is open to our
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We do not accept automated
The competition closes on 1st
Toys from Ragtales
Check out the great range of
gifts from The Contemporary
Chester the Fox is made from
beautiful brown two tone soft
velour, has a long bushy tail, a
hand knitted waistcoat and
purple stripy trousers. Price is
This delightful Nursery Rhymes
Ragbook featuring eight classic
Nursery Rhymes may be just what
you’re looking for to gently
send your child off to sleep.
With hand drawn illustrations
each nursery rhyme is true to
the original and comes packaged
in a lovely book style box with
a circular cut out front
opening. Price is £9.99.
Darcy Bear In his Duffel Coat is
a gorgeous traditional Teddy
Bear that comes finished in the
softest white fur amd velvety
chocolate brown nose.
the legs and weighted Darcy Bear
is a cuddly and loveable
companion who is ready to follow
you from playtime to bedtime.
Choose from our selection of boy
or girl outfits to dress your
Darcy Bear Price is £29.99.
Bella Bunny is just like a real
rabbit. She is Jointed on the
legs and with a weighted torso.
Bella comes packaged in a
beautiful cube printed box.
Choose from a selection of
outfits to dress your Bella
Rabbit. Price is £29.95.
For more information about
Ragtales click on
Stocking Fillers from The Gift
The Gift Oasis has some great
stocking fillers for all the
Always keep a pen handy with
this awesome Dog Pen and
Paperweight Set. The paperweight
has been designed in the shape
of a cute little dog who will,
very helpfully hold your pen
when you are not using it.
The dog is the perfect item to
keep on the kitchen side or near
the phone so that you can jot
down messages without having to
scratch around for a pen.
We all know that whenever you
need a pen there never seems to
be one around so make sure
you’re never left searching and
grab yourself this awesome
little pen and paperweight set
now. Price is £18.99.
This super cool Blue Whale Tea
Infuser has been designed to
look like a cute whale who will
hold your tea leaves in his
mouth and infuse your tea to
create a delicious cuppa.
The infuser also comes with a
long blue holder that looks like
the water coming out of the back
of the whale once you have
submerged him into your cup.
Infused teas have become all the
rage over the last few years and
you can create all kinds of
flavours of tea when you have
your very own tea infuser. Price
For more information about The
Gift Oasis click on
Prezzybox offers a great selection of gifts for
children and all the family.
Microwaveable Bagpuss is a cuddly alternative to
a hot water bottle. Once you have your own
Bagpuss to cuddle up to your old hot water
bottle won't get a look in!
The perfect gift for children or nostalgic
adults who remember the iconic kids TV series
Oh Bagpuss, old fat furry catpuss. Even though
only 13 episodes of the show starring the pink
and white striped cloth cat were ever made,
Bagpuss is an iconic figure. In a BBC poll of
the countries favourite kid's shows Bagpuss came
Now you can own your very own Bagpuss, in
microwaveable form. Scented with Lavender and
made from high quality material, simply pop the
Microwavable Bagpuss in the microwave for two
minutes to make it purr-fect for warm cuddles.
Price is £14.95.
Treat someone special to a cute Christmas Bear
with a hidden secret surprise! This cuddly
Christmas Bear comes with his own Santa hat and
hidden inside is a bouquet of delicious retro
sweets, perfect for someone you know with a
sweet tooth. Included in the Retro Sweets
Bouquet are the old favourites including Flying
Sauces, Kola Frosties, Parma Violets, Popping
Candy and much more.
Simply choose whether you would like your
Christmas Bear in white or brown and he will be
on his way to surprise the lucky recipient with
yummy treats! Sweet content includes Popping
Candy, Fun Gums, Kola Frosties, Candy Necklace,
Candy Whistle, 3 Double Candy Lollies, 3
Drumstick Lollies, Four Love Heart Mini Rolls, 5
Mini Refresher Chews, 5 Fizzers, 5 Parma Violets
and 25g of Flying Saucers. Price is £24.95.
If you're looking to burn off some of those
calories at Christmas or take a break from the
TV, then Dining Table Ping Pong will make
another great gift.
Table tennis tables are great fun for anyone and
any age, however they are not always that easy
to put up, due to being 9ft long and 5ft wide!
Also being this big, it’s not like after your
tournament you can keep it under the stairs for
The solution to this is the Dining table Ping
Pong set. This neat set allows you to enjoy the
great game in the comfort of your own home
without the arduous task of setting it up and
putting it away again. All of this comes in a
sturdy red metal tin, great for storing your
Ping Pong set in. Inside you will find
everything you will need to enjoy the game
without having to spend money on an expensive
The set includes 2 Bats, 2 Balls, Full Size Net,
2 Steel Posts and 2 Wristbands. Price is
£18.95 for the set.
This Magical Fairy Garden will make a special
present for children aged 4 and over.
They say fairies are born when babies laugh, and
everyone knows that fairies are perfect for
making the world a more magical, happier place.
Help your little ones to make their world more
magical with this brilliant Fairy Garden kit.
The kit comes with everything your little angels
need to create their very own magical fairy
Using the instructions, your little one can
create a beautiful enchanted miniature cottage
and a stunning fairy garden for their very own
fairy to live in. Watch as your little angel
learns all about taking care of a little garden,
and make their dreams come true when you
sprinkle a little of the magical fairy dust!
The set includes a Fairy Garden Bowl, Fairy
figurine, Oyster shell (water feature), Sparkly
Fairy Cottage, Clothes Line with posts & pegs,
Die-cut clothes (for clothes line), Die-cut
carpet (for cottage, Paper butterfly, Grass
seed, Coloured gravel, Fairy mushrooms, Fairy
plant pots, Fairy flowers, Fairy dust (glitter),
Fairy stars and Instruction booklet with fairy
facts. Price is £12.95.
yourself in the driving seat and build your very
own Electric Dragster. Simply fit together the
interlocking wooden pieces, add the electrical
and mechanical components, decorate with the
stickers included and you have done it!
Amaze and impress your friends with the speed of
the Dragster and spend hours of fun racing it. A
perfect gift for little kids and big kids alike!
The kit includes Wooden die-cut panels, Axles,
Pulleys, Pulley insert, Electric motor, Motor
mount, Foam wheels, Drive band, Battery box,
Decal sheet and Colour instructions. It
requires 2 x 1.5 volt AA batteries (not
included). Price is £8.95 for the kit.
For more information on these great Christmas
gifts and plenty of other fabulous products
Say it With Flowers
A beautiful bouquet is the perfect gift for
Christmas whether you are the guest at a dinner
party, for a loved one or a special friend. Your
London Florist offers a stunning selection.
The pretty Christmas Bouquet is a traditional
festive arrangement with red naomi roses, hydrangeas, complemented with
frosted apples and ilex berries, interspersed
with winter foliage. Price is £55.00.
Brighten up someone's day with this gorgeous
Sunset Bouquet. The arrangement features Naomi
roses and lilies with berries with a foliage
twirl. A gorgeous gift for someone special.
This nostalgic Antique Birdcage will make a
stunning gift. The
arrangement is centred around a golden cage
decorated with fresh flowers. It includes vintage
amnesia roses, nigella, fragrant wax flower and
soft foliages. Open the door and let the dreams
For more information about Your London Florist
Romantic Gifts from Annabel James
Annabel James offers a selection of gorgeous
gifts to make Christmas really special.
This generously sized Alpaca Fur Trim Pompom
Scarf is made with 70% baby alpaca and 30%
bamboo yarn. The ends of the scarf are finished
in a pointed triangular shape with complementing
fur pompoms to finish. Price is £145.
The range also includes matching Alpaca Fur and
Jersey Knit Gloves with mother of pearl button
detail in nutmeg colour. Price is £64.95.
Make this a Christmas to remember with this
stunning Pair of Entwined Heart Flutes. Silver
plated, the flutes are hand hammered and are
presented in a gift box. Price is £59.95.
This beautifully boxed metallic Backgammon Set
is perfect for after dinner entertainment. The
box contains a folded game board, 15 white
checkers, 15 gold checkers, 1 doubling cube and
4 dice. Price is £14.95.
For more information about Annabel James click