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Control Your TV the Easy Way

One For All TV Zapper

The One For All TV Zapper is a really easy universal TV remote featuring only the keys you need.

Guaranteed to work with all brands, the TV Zapper is able to control just your TV, or it can control your TV, Set Top Box and Audio devices together. No more need for separate remote controls cluttering up your coffee table.

There are also two separate power keys to ensure you always know which device you are turning on or off.

For optimal navigation, the keys are large and coloured to indicate which device is being controlled.

Ergonomically the universal TV Zapper is very well designed, it has a comfortable grip and is very stable when you put it down on the table. And it even comes with a wrist strap so you can’t lose it down the side of your chair or sofa.

The setup can be done easily using brand codes, to be found in the manual. Or use the simple learning feature to put any function from any device onto the TV Zapper.

This remote works for everyone who wants to simplify control of complex audio/visual devices. Price is £13.99.

Tried & Tested by Jenny Itzcovitz

One For All TV Zapper

I was very keen to try the One For All TV Zapper as I was looking for an easy to use remote control that could operate my parent's television set easily, without the need for so many complicated buttons.

To set it up, pop in two AAA batteries and have your current remote control alongside. Follow the instruction booklet, to programme your favourite television channels into the zapper, and that's all there is to it.

Once you've got the zapper set up, attach the wrist strap to the remote and then you're ready to watch all your favourite programmes at the touch of a button.

Easy to use and comfortable to hold, now there's no need for multiple remote controls or complicated buttons. It's a great product for anyone who is frustrated by the amount of buttons on their remote control. This remote will work your TV, set-top box and soundbar (if you have one).

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Fred & Friends Batter Crayon

Fred & Friends Batter Crayon

Make Pancake Day on Tuesday, 28th February fun with this Buttermilk Batter Crayon from Fred & Friends.

Fill it with pancake batter and use it to make pretty lacy pancakes. Be as creative as you like, making hearts, names, flowers, initials, or fancy swirls.

The crayon holds up to 3 cups of batter and is made from LDPE food safe plastic. It includes a guidebook to making your own pancake art to help you get inspiration.

Fred & Friends Batter Crayon

The Buttermilk Batter Crayon measures 11.25 inches x 3 inches. Price is £14.99.

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Noodoll Cuddlies

Ricemimi Luxe Large Toy/Cushion

If you're looking for cute and cuddlies for children or yourself, including phone cases, toys, cushions and iPad cases, then check out the Noodoll website.

The Ricemimi Luxe Large Toy/Cushion is a cute champagne coloured cat with soft long fur. She loves eating and will always have a snack handy. This super soft medium cushion is a great addition to any cat lovers home.

Noodoll cushions are a fun way to brighten up nurseries, playrooms and sofas. Great for hugs, even better for naps. Choose from one of the awesome designs to make a snuggly statement in your home. Price is £38.50.

Ricecracker Zip Pouch

Ricecracker Zip Pouch can’t wait to be your new best friend. This loyal pal will keep your valuables safe and sound. Use his handy back pocket for train tickets, receipts or snacks.

Ricecracker is the perfect size for your everyday gadgets and gizmos. He has a detachable plastic keychain to secure your new pal to your backpack, jacket or trousers. Presented in fun Kraft packaging. A snug fit for gadgets up to 6.7cm x 13.7cm.

Ricecracker is part of the classic Ricemonster accessories collection. With a host of different characters to choose from it’s easy to find your monster match and start collecting the whole gang. Price is £12.00.

Riceberry Luxe Zip Pouch

Riceberry Luxe Zip Pouch is cute little rabbit, which is back in stock for a limited time only. She has cute white button tail and a golden heart-shaped nose. This bunny zip case is handy for keeping track of gadgets, keys, makeup and other small items.

It comes with a removable plastic clip which you can attach to bags and belts to keep your valuables extra secure. Who doesn’t need a buddy who’s always looking out for their stuff? Presented in fun Kraft packaging. A snug fit for gadgets up to 6.7cm x 13.7cm. Price is £13.00.

Ricecrunch Mini Plush Carrot Toy

This happy-go-lucky Ricecrunch Mini Plush Carrot Toy is an essential part of the Noodoll Fruit & Veg collection and should be a part of yours too.

Ricecrunch Carrot promises to be your most loyal companion day or night – rumour has it he can see in the dark! Ricecrunch has orange super soft fur with a cheeky embroidered face and body. He has a handy strap which you can attach to bags, prams, baby cot or anywhere else you might need a pal. Perfect for babies to cuddle and chew and for grown ups to collect and display.

Ricecrunch is a part of the Noodoll Fruit & Veg mini plush range. Freshly delivered from the Noodoll Town greengrocer, this new Noodoll toy range is equal parts affordable and adorable and is a fun way to brighten up bags, nooks and nurseries. Choose from a selection of cheeky and colourful designs or collect them all. Getting your five a day has never been so much fun. Price is £12.95.

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Shopping & Gifts

Care Bears Celebrate 35 Years of Caring

Rainbow Care Bear

The Care Bears are celebrating 35 years of caring this year, so to mark the occasion Vivid has got plenty for Care Bears fans to enjoy!

Joining the Bean Bag Plush Assortment (RRP £8.99) are Surprise Bear and friendly Amigo Bear, alongside existing favourites Cheer Bear and Wish Bear. At the same scale, the Fashion Beans Superheroes (RRP £8.99) are here to save the day! Measuring eight inches tall, each Care Bear wears an adorable superhero cape and eye mask to conceal their real bear identity! There are four characters to collect – Champ Bear, Harmony Bear, Hopeful Heart Bear and Funshine Bear - who will you get first?

Love-a-Lot Bear, Harmony Bear and Grumpy Bear are joined for the first time by Heartsong Bear, Day Dream Bear and Shine Bright Bear in the Care Bears Medium Plush (RRP £19.99) which comes with a full length Welcome to Care a Lot episode on DVD.

At 20 inches tall, the Care Bears Large Plush (RRP £26.99) is perfect for big cuddles, with their super soft fur and friendly, smiling faces. Available in Shine Bright Bear and Sweet Dreams Bear.

Care-A-Lot Cottage

Following the launch of the Care Bears blind bag figures last year, this Autumn sees the cute Care-A-Lot Cottages (RRP £9.99) joining the range. These adorable Cheer Bear and Share Bear mini playsets open up to reveal a little home for the included flocked, articulated Care Bears figure.

Everyone loves a cuddle, and everyone loves a giggle so what more could you wish for than the Hug & Giggle Care Bears (RRP £24.99) Their lovely soft fur is perfect for cuddling, and tickle their tummies to hear them giggle and see them shake! Available in Cheer Bear and Share Bear; who’s your favourite?

The Special Edition Rainbow Heart Bear

The Special Edition Rainbow Heart Bear (RRP £26.99) is a very special bear. Created especially to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of Care Bears, this special boxed edition has sparkly purple fur, glittery thread in the belly badge and paw prints and a cute shiny nose! Measuring 13 inches in height Rainbow Heart Bear is an ideal size for caring cuddles and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

The Care Bears range is designed for children ages three and up and is available from all good retailers nationwide. The Special Edition Anniversary Care Bear will be available to buy in the Autumn.

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Cheery Gifts from The Contemporary Home

Blue and White Geometric Ceramic Leaf Bowl from The Contemporary Home

Contemporary Homes offers a gorgeous selection of gifts for birthdays, wedding anniversaries, retirement, housewarming, dinner parties and for brightening up your own home.

Liven up your meals with this delightful Blue and White Geometric Ceramic Leaf Bowl. This stylish glazed stoneware bowl is large enough to use for individual salads, soups or pasta dishes but still small enough for a hefty serving of cereal at breakfast time.

With a retro hint and in an everyday favourite blue and off-white colourway, it is dishwasher and microwave safe. Matching jugs, platter, and mug are also available. Price is £15.00.

Blue and White Geometric Ceramic Leaf Plate from The Contemporary Home

With a homely vintage style, and in a popular blue and off-white colourway, this Blue and White Geometric Ceramic Leaf Plate in glazed stoneware plate is a useful size for butter, vegetables, salad bits, biscuits and even kitchen knick-knacks.

Covered in a blue leaf repeat geometric print, and with a blue rim, it’s both stylish and functional. Matching bowl, jugs, and mug available. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Price is £12.00.

Set Of Three Herb Pots from The Contemporary Home

Get planting with this pretty Set Of Three Herb Plant Pots. Perfect for displaying your window sill or as a housewarming gift.

These three herb pots include the words Parsley, Basil and Mint and will encourage you to get growing. In a delicate pastel blue and white. The set is priced at £15.00 for three pots.

Dragon Fly Jug from The Contemporary Home

Bring some spring cheer to your home with this delightful Dragon Fly Jug.

Perfect for entertaining. Fill it up with water, ice, lemons and mint. With an eyecatching dragon motif embossed on the jug, it will make a great centrepiece for your table. Price is £15.00.

Heart Olive Bowl from The Contemporary Home

This eyecatching Heart Olive Bowl is made from white ceramic, light bamboo wood and includes four stylish stainless steel and ceramic olive picks, which conveniently hang from a wooden stand integrated with the base.

Cram it full of mixed olives, pickles or diced feta and sundried tomatoes for your dinner party guests. It also makes a great foodie gift, especially when accompanied by something delicious to go in it. Sold in a stylish presentation box, so you won’t even need to worry about the wrapping. Price is £18.00.

Gold Lustre Scented Candle from The Contemporary Home

This beautiful Gold Lustre Scented Candle will make a beautiful gift for Valentine's Day, it would also look fabulous on the table for a dinner party or for a romantic meal for two.

Gift boxed, the candle is Gardenia Scented and is by Gisela Graham. Price is £7.50.

Magazine Storage Bag from The Contemporary Home

This stylish Magazine Storage Bag is the perfect way to organise magazines and newspapers so there's always something on hand to flick through over a cup of tea.

With handy carry handles so that you can move it around the house. You can also use it to store your everyday items such as knitting, remote control, spectacles and TV guide. Price is £25.00.

Slate Cheeseboard from The Contemporary Home

An oozing camembert, a tangy cheddar, or a strong stilton, whatever your cheeses of choice are do them some justice by presenting them on this stylish Slate and Wood Cheese Platter.

A stylish gift idea for foodies and wine lovers, the writing on the slate of this cheese platter states ‘There’s always room for cheese and wine’. And we couldn’t agree more!
Price is £18.00.

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    Valentine's Gifts
    from Prezzybox

Personalised Sparkling Rose Wine with Silk Rose from Prezzybox

Prezzybox offers a delightful range of gifts for Valentine's Day.

Treat someone special to this classic Personalised Sparkling Rose Wine with Silk Rose. This luxury gift box includes a personalised bottle of Sparkling Ros
é and a beautiful velvet rose.

Personalise the bottle with your recipient's name with up to 25 characters and a touching message of over two lines.
You will also receive a greeting card which you can personalise with an additional message.

Presented in a premium satin lined gift box, the ros
é included is a delicious French Pigalle Sec wine with a sumptuous strawberry flavour, perfect for Valentine's Day. Price is £37.50.

Love you to the Moon and Back Dish from Prezzybox

Spread your love with this delicate dish that tells your loved one everything they need to know this Valentine's Day. This heart for the home will look lovely on any dressing table.

Bought them jewellery previously? Then why not add this elegant dish to the mix and help them store those keepsakes safely. This white ceramic bowl holds anything from gems and jewels, to keys and coins. Or maybe you want to present your loved one with a ring - this dish says everything for you with its sweet slogan 'Love You To The Moon & Back'.

Embellished with a gorgeous gold rim and dotted with stars, the black and white background and writing stands out and is the perfect present for Valentines Day. Win her heart with the romantic Moon & Back Trinket Dish. Price is £4.00.

24 carat gold hand dipped rose from Prezzybox

Romance your loved one with this gorgeous rose with a difference. This delicately dipped handpicked rose is coated in stunning 24 carat gold - solidifying the flower for your Valentine.

This pretty flower will bring you the power of love as these precious metal petals and stem are a real rose covered in a golden finish, skilfully crafted by specialist designers.

Each as unique as a single rose, the lengthy process of preservation ensures that you can keep the natural beauty of your gift forever. Presented in a sleek black box with a silk lining. Price is £59.95.

'I Love You More Than Chocolate' bar from Prezzybox

Pop this romantic 'I Love You More Than Chocolate' bar in with your Valentine's Card.

A gorgeous gift to tell someone special how much they mean to you. This delicious white chocolate surprise will be just as yummy to eat as the words are to hear. Presented in a gift box with an acetate lid. Price is £4.95.

Personalised Love Heart Teddy from Prezzybox

This adorable Personalised Love Heart Teddy will make a cute gift for your loved one. This fluffy bear has a delightful little red jumper which can be personalised with two names of your choice with a heart in the middle.

Simply fill in the names on the Prezzybox website that you would like to appear on your teddy's jumper, above and below the heart, for your special personalised gift. Price is £14.95.

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Get Creative with the
  Whimsical Fashion
     Colouring Book 

The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book by Natasha Itzcovitz

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.

Colour in this pretty picture of Mary Antoinette in The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book

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.

Colour in this stylish lady with her dog

"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 pictures are perfect for all the seasons with themed drawings such as cooking for Pancake Day, plenty of designs featuring animals such as cats, dogs and lambs. And with 100 illustrations - there's something to inspire everyone who enjoys colouring!

Colour in this lady making fried eggs

The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book is published by Troubador. Price is £8.99 for the paperback.

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Colour in this girl holding a lamb

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