They’re the age old questions…“What
birthday present should you get for the
teen that has everything? What shall I
buy my 16-year-old nephew? What is my
13-year-old daughter interested in now
besides social media? Well, Young Driver
may have the perfect solution to those
What would be cooler then an under-17
rocking up to school and telling friends
they’re learning to drive?
Young Driver offers driving lessons for
those aged between 10-17, behind the
wheel of a dual control SKODA Citigo car
with a fully qualified ADI driving
instructor. The Young Driver gift set
includes a special presentation money
tin complete with a voucher for a lesson
at one of Young Driver’s 45 nationwide
venues. The tin can be used to save up
for more lessons or to help towards a
first car fund!
The voucher entitles the recipient to a
30-minute lesson in which they will
learn to navigate a realistic road
system complete with road signs,
junctions and car parks.
The Young Driver experience is a welcome
gift for parents too. Shockingly, one in
five newly qualified drivers crash
within six months of passing their test.
Only 8% of drivers are aged 17 – 24 and
yet they account for a worrying 30 per
cent of people who are killed in cars
every year. But for Young Driver past
pupils, the rate of accidents in the
first six months after passing their
test drops by more than a half, to fewer
than one in 10.
The special money box and 30 minute
lesson voucher gift pack costs £37.50
and can be purchased exclusively via the
Or by calling 0844 371 9010.
Caddy for Chinese New Year
This Chinese New Year, discerning tea
drinkers will be able to celebrate the
advent of the Year of the Rooster with
Newby’s beautifully-designed Festive Tea
Caddy, containing a limited edition,
irresistible blend of Newby’s
award-winning Assam tea and the finest
Providing the perfect way to add flavour
to a jubilant Chinese New Year, the
Rooster caddy celebrates the 10th sign
of the Chinese zodiac in warm colours of
gold, brown and yellow, considered lucky
for those born under the sign of the
Rooster. Taking inspiration from
centuries-old Chinese Imperial art, the
intricacy of the caddy’s design pays
homage to the delicate attention to
detail that was characteristic of the
Blended with pieces of the finest
quality almond, a light, natural nutty
taste perfectly complements the deep
malty signature of Newby’s award-winning
Assam tea, grown in remote regions of
Nirmal Sethia, founder of Newby Teas,
philanthropist and owner of the world’s
largest private tea accessories
collection, the Chitra Collection says,
“The year of the Rooster augurs well for
2017, celebrating those who are
considered to be hardworking, honest and
beautiful. We designed the Rooster caddy
with this in mind.
“At Newby Teas we live and breathe
design,” he continued, “we believe tea
should be a transcendent experience of
passion and beauty.”
Gwen Hustwit, General Manager Creative &
Marketing at Newby Teas adds, “Our
creative team are incredibly proud of
this year’s design for Chinese New Year.
We designed the caddy to reflect a
fusion between East and West, drawing
inspiration from Chinese Imperial art
and classical Victorian wallpaper
“We wanted to celebrate this fusion
between two of the world’s most
fascinating cultures and the start of a
new year, so it can be enjoyed with a
cup of some of the Western-world’s most
award winning Assam Tea.”
Newby have won more than 130 awards for
their innovative products, including
more than 30 from the prestigious North
American Tea Championship.
Retailing at £15.00, the Festive Rooster
Caddy is available to buy exclusively
Stay on Track with New Stationery
The Contemporary Home offers a range of
calendars, notebooks and stationery to help you stay
on track and keep you up-to-date for the
The best selling Family Calendar has
plenty of room for all your important
dates. There's space for five people's
activities, with a birthday reminders
column and monthly pockets to store all
your notes and invitations.
Stickers are included to easily mark
events and holidays, and there are pages
at the back for recycling dates, useful
numbers and a 2018 year planner.
Measurements are 23.5cm width x 25.5cm
height x 1.4 cm depth. Price is £12.00.
This set of Two Bright Pink Notebooks
are perfect for slipping into your
handbag to make sure you never miss a
trick. With the messages 'Today's the
day' and 'this just in', these bright
pink, gold and white notebooks will make
a welcome New Year's gift.
The perfect present for a list lover or
someone who needs a push in the right
direction on the organisational front.
Price is just £4.00 for the set of two.
Keen gardeners will love this attractive
Gardeners' Notebook. With a cover
decorated in beautiful garden-related
illustrations, it has an elastic strap
to hold the front of it closed to protect it
from the elements, and slips easily into
a pocket or gardening bag.
Great for storing 'genius ideas' for the
garden, or simply to jot down seed
numbers, plant information or gardening
wish lists. Price is £5.00.
We love this neat little Make do and
Mend Notebook. With a beautifully
illustrated cover showing all sorts of
wonderful crafty things, the brown paper
pages are held in place by twine and the
entire notebook has a twine tie holding
It's the perfect gift for anyone arty,
crafty or a lover of sewing and
dressmaking, and looks authentically
vintage and homemade to boot! Price is
This Wooden Recipes Storage Box is the
perfect way to keep your recipes,
cookery tips and meal ideas handy.
A great way to accessorise your home and
tidy away all the unnecessary clutter,
store all your favourite recipes so that
they can referred to whenever you are
cooking. In rustic wood with limed
effect finish, its A4 size keeps all
your recipes and cuttings neat and tidy.
Price is £17.00
Keep your magazines, newspapers, folders
and notebooks tidy in this elegant
Copper Magazine Rack.
Stylish, cool and more than a little
architectural, it looks great in any
lounge or home office and even the
bedroom or bathroom. Price is £30.00.
For more information about The
Contemporary Home click on
Shopping & Gifts
The Get Well Gift Giving
Anikka Burton, founder of Not
Another Bunch of Flowers
“The best get well gifts are
those that lift your spirits,
let you escape for a bit with
some much-deserved pampering, or
serve a practical purpose”, says
Anikka Burton, founder of Not
Another Bunch of Flowers.
“Creature comforts become so
important when you're stuck at
home or in hospital recovering
from surgery or childbirth,
recuperating from illness, going
through treatment, or eight
months pregnant and barely able
to move”, continues Anikka.
Although grateful to every
single friend and family member
who sent a bunch of flowers as a
token of their well wishes,
Anikka was completely inundated
by bouquets after being
diagnosed with cancer, So much
so, that she ran out of vases,
glasses, pots and pans to put
“I love flowers, don’t get me
wrong, and it is lovely to have
a few bunches but you don’t need
20 all at the same time”, says
Anikka. “And many people don’t
know that they are now banned in
many hospitals, so my friends
also sent me flower deliveries
following my operations that I
never even got to enjoy.”
And so the lightbulb moment came
for a website especially for
gifts for poorly people, that
helps people through the
selection process to choose
thoughtful and useful gifts.
Anikka’s first hand experience
had even given her the name for
Flowers only last a week maximum
so they are not a gift of
longevity, and are now not
welcome in many hospitals.
Someone with a newborn to deal
with won’t have the time to
enjoy them, and there’s
allergies and sensitivities to
think about. It is also almost
guaranteed that they will have
received a few bunches already
so why buy flowers when there
are so many other thoughtful
things you can opt for instead.
The gifts on Not Another Bunch
of Flowers are handpicked with
this in mind - and a proportion
of all profits are donated to
charities that help support
patients facing challenging
illnesses, conditions and
diagnoses, and invest in
research to help find more
treatments and cures.
Traditional edible treats given
as gifts, such as choccies and
fruits, may also not be suitable
depending on the situation. If
you’re buying for someone
undergoing some form of cancer
treatment, it’s important to
know that many patients opt to,
or are recommended to, avoid
ingredients such as dairy. Other
patients also avoid sugar, but
in Not Another Bunch of Flowers’
gift collection some luxury,
low-sugar, dairy-free chocolates
Toiletries are another frequent
item for gifting, however many
cancer patients opt or are
recommended to avoid chemicals
such as parabens and sulphates,
and even certain natural
ingredients and essential oils
are best avoided. Not Another
Bunch of Flowers’ body and bath
gift sets all contain natural
ingredients, are high quality,
and make lovely, pampering
Mums-to-be and new mums often go
through a journey to a more
natural beauty regime, so for
loved ones who deserve a little
pampering TLC there is a lovely
selection of pampering goodies
that are also natural and free
from nasties. There is something
Traditional cards with their
“get well soon” messaging are
often not suitable as in many
cases people may not get better.
Emily McDowell’s empathy cards
help people to find the words
that they often struggle to
Not Another Bunch of Flowers
also offer a new bespoke gift
box subscription for regular
gift deliveries. The service is
completely bespoke but was
introduced with the intention of
sending a gift to coincide with
every chemotherapy session
(usually 6 gifts in total with a
gift sent every 3 weeks.)
All gifts from Not Another Bunch
of Flowers are lovingly wrapped
free of charge with a
handwritten message of your
Also on the site are natural
fibre nightwear, pillows,
quilts, jewellery, chemotherapy
gifts, hospital gifts, gifts for
new Mums and Mums-to-be, gifts
under £10 and much more.
Live Laugh Love offers a
gorgeous selection of gifts for
housewarming and brightening up
your own home.
This pretty Set of Three Bottles
with Charms and Lace Ribbon will
make a delightful housewarming
gift or use them to brighten up your own
home. This set of three
decorative bottles all have
different designs and lace bows.
They have cute metal Starfish,
Seahorse and Fish charms that
add a nautical look but can be
removed for a more everyday
appearance. Fill them with a
single stem or small bunch of
flowers. Price is £4.95.
Serve your chocolates, canapés,
fruit or dinner party nibbles on
this gorgeous Smoky Silver
Ceramic Square Plate.
This ceramic plate has a
gorgeous smoky silver colour and
is perfect for entertaining and
giving your home a little
classic sparkle. Price is £4.95.
This pretty Pink Chunky Glass
Tea Light Holder is made from
high quality glass and can be
used in a variety of ways from a
vase to a candle holder. Its
faceted sides with reflect the
warm glow of a tea light and
create an ambient atmosphere.
Use as a centre piece for a
special event or just dot in
among a subtle pink display to
show depth in colour and design.
Price is £2.95.
This Lace Heart Basket has real
vintage charm, its filigree
flower design is so pretty and
looks delightful filled with
potpourri, soap or flower
the home to garnish a bathroom,
guest room, bedroom or window
sill. Price is £2.95.
We just love this Red Stripe
Anchor Bathroom Tumbler. It is
made of glazed ceramic with
bright red stripes and blue
The word ocean at the back
inside rim of the cup finishes
this nautical piece off just
lovely. Ideal for your
toothbrush and paste. Perfect
for a guest bedroom or main
bathroom. Price is £5.95.
Brighten up your home with this
cheery 'Life is Best When
You're at The Beach' plaque.
This nautical sign "Life is Best
when You're at The Beach" has a
lovely distressed look, it has a
slatted facia and pale blue
paint. Hanging from knotted
twine with two white stars, this
sign will give any room a
reminder of those special days
out at the seaside. Price is
Start Saving for
Christmas 2017 Now
So the Christmas buzz has just finished, the
leftovers are barely cold and you probably would
rather do anything else than think about
Christmas 2017, however now is the time to start
planning, saving and shopping for next
Christmas. Online voucher code and money saving
sharing their top money saving tips, to ensure
that Christmas 2017 is the most affordable
Christmas you will ever have.
They have created this video which offers money
saving tips, advice on how to plan and budget
and guidance on when to buy. So if you have over
spent this Christmas, or not been as organised
as you could be and found yourself stressed then
check it out!
Speaking about the money saving video, Managing
Director of My Voucher Codes, Chris Reilly says,
“Although Christmas may come but once a year,
the effects can be felt well into the New Year,
especially if you find yourself in debt after
overspending. Organisation can be hard,
especially if you’re in charge of sorting
everything out for the big day whilst keeping
control of the family.
is about spending times with loved ones, and
sometimes the pressure of creating the perfect
Christmas can overshadow that, and that is why
we want to help families cut down on costs over
Christmas, cut out the stress, and look back on
the day with happy memories which is why we have
produced a money saving and organising video,
packed full of tips.”
He adds, “With careful early planning and
budgeting you need not find yourself in debt for
Christmas, nor running around like a mad person
on Christmas Eve finishing off all the shopping.
After all, lack of organisation is a big reason
for people overspending. Our top money saving
tips should ensure your Christmas 2017 goes off
without a hitch.”
Start saving for Christmas 2017 now
Shop Boxing Day for Christmas 2017 Pick up sale bargains such as:
In 2017 Get your finances in order:
· Set up a specific savings accounts and set
aside a set amount each month for Christmas and
do not touch it!
Start planning early:
· Keeping track of who you have to buy for
· Record when you have bought something
· Track how much you have been spending
· Will help you keep on top of costs, when
buying throughout the year.
· It will also stop you from over buying or
making unnecessary purchases.
Pick up a bargain:
· Hit the sales: winter, summer or mid-season
sales, and in the run up to Christmas 2017,
Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
· Keep your eye out for voucher codes on sites
Voucher Codes when buying items that are
not in the sale.
· Many outlets run different voucher codes
throughout the year whether it’s for money off
specific items, or if they are given as rewards
for signing up for mailing lists.
· If you can’t find anything you want with a
gifted gift vouchers, use it to buy gifts for
someone else or sell it online with
the money you make towards Christmas 2017.
· Save money by making gifts, start
prepping/planning as early in the year as you
can and don’t leave it until the last minute, as
you will give up and revert to buying.
· Competitions are a great way to try and win
cool free stuff, if you don’t need it for
yourself, why not gift it to a loved one?
· Use cashback sites like
Cash Back when buying online throughout the year and
put the money you get back towards your gifts.
· Always follow your favourite shops on social
media to make sure you are the first to know
about any money off deals or upcoming sales.
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Creative with the
Release your inner
fashionista and get creating with the brand new
fashion colouring book by Natasha Itzcovitz.
Fashion designer, Natasha Itzcovitz, has created
her debut colouring book with 100 hand-drawn
fashion illustrations to spark the imagination
of everyone who enjoys fashion, history, style
and fun to colour in pictures.
Having graduated with a degree in Fashion
Design, Natasha has created a world of crazy and
wacky outfits that follow fashion through the
ages, from famous icons such as Jane Austen and
Mary Antoinette, to more contemporary styles
including boho chic and hipster street designs.
The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book invites you
to discover your inner fashionista and create
fabulous outfits no matter what your style.
"Adult colouring books are so much fun and this
is a great way for people to see my designs and
ideas, some of which I've never had a chance to
design but have always wanted to share,"
explains author, Natasha Itzcovitz.
The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book is
published by Troubador. Price is £8.99 for the
Check out the quirky range
of Gifts from Red Candy.
This delightful Koziol Luigi Spoon Rest is a
charming modern kitchen article that will become
the instant centre of attention in your kitchen.
Little Luigi stands atop his gondola waiting
patiently for you to finish using his oar as a
spoon, and when you’re done he’ll accept it back
with open arms and be on his way! The red Luigi
spoon rest by Koziol comes with a wooden spoon,
and all components are dishwasher safe.
This charming modern spoon rest lets you free up
space in your drawers too. Who in their right
minds would hide this little fella away? Price
Add some character to your bookshelves with
these delightful Really Long Sausage Dog
Bookends. The bookends feature
silhouettes of the front and back ends of a cute
dachshund, and use books to make up their iconic
long bodies. These adorable dogs are the perfect
inspiration, as no matter how many books you
position in-between each book end, it won’t look
out of proportion.
The perfect gift for dog owners and animal
lovers, they come with a funky mint silicone
collar as a funky finishing touch. A brilliant
way to turn a usually boring storage solution
into a cute talking point. Price is £15.00.
Spice up your desk space with the Umbra Hangit
Desk Photo Display. The crisp white stand
has two clothes lines hanging across, plus nine
adorable mini pegs. This quirky photo display is
a creative way to show off your favourite
mementos, photos, postcards, memos, tickets and
The combination of white and wooden pegs gives
this funky multi photo frame an unmistakeably
Scandinavian feel. Whether you are looking for a
photo display for your office desk, home study
or simply something to stand on your coffee
table, the desk Hangit is perfect for you. Price