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Great Gifts from
Live Laugh Love
Live Laugh Love offer a gorgeous range
of gifts for the Summer.
Give your home a warm and welcoming feel
with this charming Home is Where the
Heart is Cube Door Stop. Decorated with
chintzy fabric, buttons, bows and a
sweet little patchwork house. Price is
Bring the garden into your home with
this pretty set of Three Garden Bloom
Glass Tea Lights.
Bold and bright flowers surround the
attractive glass votives. The set of
three comes in a cellophane box for easy
wrapping, making them a perfect gift.
Matching pieces are also available.
Price is £8.95.
Keep your rings and trinkets safe in
this gorgeous rustic Country Blossom
Little Things Trinket Box. This pretty
box is perfect for your dressing table
and has a pretty floral detail and
With a glass lid and handy compartments,
you can keep your jewellery and
keepsakes clean and dust free. It's also
great for a guest room. Price is £8.95.
This beautiful Song Bird Ceramic Jug is
bright and bold with wonderful colours
and a pretty bird design.
The little jug can be filled with fresh
garden flowers or used as a milk jug.
Display it on your shelf or breakfast
table. Or give it as a gift. Price is
This eyecatching Life Ring Hook is
perfect for any nautical themed rooms or
brightening up a conservatory.
The life ring hook has a rustic rope
detail and will hold an array of items
around the home. Made from painted and
distressed wood, it has a lovely rustic,
worn look. Price is £3.95.
For more information visit the website
Stylish Summer Gifts from
Make the most of the Summer with the stunning
selection of gifts from Annabel James.
This beautiful 'Kissing Robins' Wicker
Picnic Set is perfect for an outdoor
feast for four. Decorated in blue and
antique white, this stylish hamper lends
a modern twist to the traditional wicker
Inside, the ceramic plates, wine
glasses, cutlery, salt and pepper and
bottle opener add the functional, while
the Kissing Robins printed napkins and
lining add the fun. Price is £94.95.
Don't miss out on your favourite hot
drinks while you are rambling in the
countryside or talking a relaxing
The Allium Bloom Flask (left) and the
Cherry Blossom Flask (right) are both
designed by Sophie Conran for Burgon &
Ball. These high quality stainless steel
flasks each have an insulated inner to
keep your cold drinks cold and hot drinks
hot. Lightweight and virtually
unbreakable, they also have a pop-up
pourer to maximise their thermal
The Allium Bloom flask holds 750ml and
the Cherry Blossom flask holds 450ml.
Price is £16.95 for the Allium Bloom
duck egg blue flask and £14.95 for the
Cherry Blossom flask.
Get the children back to nature and
teach them all about gardening with this
fun to use Great Sunflower Race Kit from
The Little Thoughtful Gardener range.
Who can grow the tallest and most
impressive sunflower? This pint sized
Watering Can comes complete with
sunflower seeds plus a paper tape
measure. Price is £14.95.
Enjoy growing delicious herbs and plants
on your window sill with these retro Dry
Herb Pots in Duck Egg Blue.
These gorgeous duck egg blue herb pots
will add style to your windowsill and
will ensure your fresh herbs are close
Designed by Sophie Conran for Burgon &
Ball, each set contains three pots in a
tray. Width is 11cm, depth is 11cm and
length is 32cm. Price is £14.95.
This little ceramic Chilli Pepper
Eggling looks and feels like a large egg.
But crack the top open and discover a
garden ready to grow. Seeds are already
sown into the eggling’s fortified
mixture, just crack its top by tapping
on it gently with a spoon, place it on
its terracotta drip tray, water and
place in a bright spot.
Plants grow for up to five months in the
eggling, after which they can be planted
directly into the soil. After
transplanting, shatter the eggling into
small pieces, and add to the soil as
fertiliser. Each eggling comes with a
terracotta tray and an extra small
packet of chilli pepper seeds. French
Lavender and Basil varieties are also
available. Price is £6.95 for each
Annabel James is an online boutique
offering home accessories, jewellery and
gorgeous gifts which are beautifully
wrapped and delivered.
For more information about Annabel James
Gifts that do
Good from Sue Ryder
Sue Ryder Online Shop offers a
huge range of inspirational
products for the home and garden
from wonderful garden
accessories to beautifully
crafted furniture. All money
raised from the sale of these
products helps provide
incredible hospice and
neurological care for people
with life changing illnesses.
Give a friendly greeting to your
visitors with this adorable
Welcome Dog Sign. The sign
includes three happy puppies
with shining eyes and wet noses.
This fun-loving welcome garden
sign is sculpted 360°
so you can even see their
Cast in high quality resin, this
sculpture is hand-painted and
would make the perfect
house-warming gift for someone
who truly appreciates "man's
best friends". Price is £17.49.
Grey Butlers Tray Table can be
used to serve breakfast in bed,
afternoon tea or even drinks at
parties. With a gorgeous lime
wash finish, the table has a
real shabby chic feel.
Perfect for use in the home and
in the garden or for serving
drinks and cocktails. You can
fold it up and put it away after
use. Dimensions are 68cm height
x 60cm width x 40cm depth. Price
Vintage Style Chalk Board Frame
features an ornate pattern in
each corner. Both pretty and
practical, it can be used for
things to do lists, shopping
lists or notes in the home. You
could even use it as a focal
point at a wedding, special
event, or for a table plan.
The chalk board frame comes in a
choice of four different
colours. Choose from cream,
white, black or silver. Price is
enchanting Magical Resin Fairy
Doorway features a pretty flower
fairy and bloom of white flowers
climbing up and over the frame.
Made from resin and hand painted
in subtle hues this charming
garden ornament will make
magical addition to any outdoor
Use it to liven up your garden
or flower bed, or give it to a
friend as a special gift.
Children will love it. Price is
Chimeneas are the
perfect addition for any garden
and are great for gathering
around and keeping warm on a
stylish chimenea comes on a
metal stand and has a removable
lid, and is suitable for burning
untreated wood. Price is £49.99.
This cute Small Felicity Fox
Sandwich Bag is perfect for
packed lunches or picnic. With a
zip fastening and two carry
handles, it's great for food on
the go or a Summer picnic.
Made from cotton with a PVC
coating, the bag can be easily
wiped clean. Price is £1.99.
also stocks an impressive
selection of children’s'
products including a wide range
of musical instruments for all
those budding musicians as well
as educational toys and bedroom
This eyecatching White Assorted
Flowers Ukulele is decorated
with orange, pink, blue and
green flowers. Ideal for
children, beginners or those
wanting to eventually learn to
play the guitar.
The 21 inch ukulele is ready
strung, so that you can get
playing faster. Made from linden
plywood. Price is £14.99.
Sue Ryder is one of the largest
charity retailers in the UK and
has a major high street presence
of over 450 shops. As well as
online, selections of these
products are also available on
the high street.
To find your nearest shop please
Iapetus gallery is a gorgeous
and ethical shop full of
handmade, unique gift
inspiration, stocking unusual
delights made by independent
artists and craftspeople.
The gallery in Great Malvern has
three rooms full of jewellery,
crafts, glass, ceramics, gifts,
home accessories, cards and gift
wrap from over 100 artists and
All jewellery is hand made in
the UK by talented British
designers, and we believe in
supporting artists and
craftspeople at every
opportunity. Iapetus stands for
quality, quirkiness, talent and
good ethics. With plenty of
fabulous ideas to suit all
budgets, there is also free
delivery within the UK on orders
This beautiful Small Glass Vase
by Jo Downs is a perfect
addition to a windowsill, table
or mantle piece. The autumn
leaves within the vase are
hand-crafted from copper, fused
with frosty blue enamels around
the edge and watery blue enamels
in the base and baked at very
precise temperatures in Jo's
Cornish kilns which creates the
beautiful air bubbles which
sparkle in the light.
Each piece is truly unique and
would be treasured by anyone who
owned it. It also comes in it's
own Jo Downs presentation box.
Price is £39.95.
This joyous Butterfly Glass Wing
Sculpture by Lina Lundberg would
make fabulous gift for any
insect enthusiast. The free
standing piece has been cast,
sand-blasted then hand-painted
on the reverse making each one a
This piece has been designed and
handmade in Malaras, Sweden by
renowned glass artist Lina
Lundberg. The glasshouse draws
upon traditional Swedish glass
crafts and a strong Swedish
artistic tradition, whilst
creating contemporary and
original designs perfect for
today's glass lovers. Price is
This beautiful Mats Jonasson
Folia Spring Leaf Glass Tea
Light Holder in tones of green
and yellow is just the thing to
brighten any home. It would look
great on any shelf or
mantelpiece and also works
rather well as a little bowl for
serving condiments, snacks, dips
This piece has been designed and
handmade in Malaras, Sweden by
renowned glass artist Mats
Jonasson. Price is £19.95.
This beautiful Jo Downs Autumn
Leaf Small Vase made by Jo Downs
is a perfect addition to a
windowsill, table or mantle
piece. It will also make a
The autumn leaves within the
vase are hand-crafted from
copper, fused in warm orange and
pink enamels around the edge and
watery blue enamels in the base
and baked at very precise
temperatures in Jo's Cornish
kilns which creates the
beautiful air bubbles which
sparkle in the light. It also
comes in its own Jo Downs
presentation box, making it a
lovely wedding or housewarming
gift. Price is £39.95.
This gorgeous Owl And The
Pussycat Wooden Brooch is laser
cut from an original
illustration by Gabrielle Reith.
This wonderful piece is inspired
by Aesop's fable, depicting the
owl and the pussycat setting
sail, on a pea-green boat.
The brooch is made from layers
of ply and obeche wood. Gabi
hand paints each layer making
each brooch unique. The
piece is finished with a layer
of protective varnish and a
brooch pin glued to the back.
Price is £35.00.
This marvellous Fox Head Brooch
is wooden and laser cut from an
original illustration by
Gabrielle Reith. Made from
obeche wood, Gabi hand paints
each brooch making every one
The piece is finished
with a layer of protective
varnish and a brooch pin glued
to the back. It would make a
wonderful gift for any lover of
British wildlife and fantastic
foxes. Price is £29.95.
For more information about
Mysterium is a great new board game by Libellud
games. If you enjoy playing high quality,
thoughtful board games this is definitely one
that you will want to
get your hands on!
The game is set in the 1920's. Mr. MacDowell, a
gifted astrologist, has entered his new house
and has immediately detected a supernatural
being. Gathering eminent mediums of his time for
an extraordinary séance, they will have just 7 hours
to contact the ghost and investigate to see if
they can unlock the old mystery ....
Unable to talk, the amnesic ghost will
communicate with the mediums through visions
(illustrated cards). They will have to decipher
the images to help the ghost remember how he was
murdered. Who committed the murder? Where did it
take place? And what was the weapon used?
The more they cooperate and guess well, the
easier it will be to the catch the right
culprit. This party game is one of the most
exciting new games, thanks to innovative,
thrilling and immersive features. It offers
cooperation and investigation with an
asymmetrical game play. While playing the ghost
or a medium, you will have fun trying to guess
what other players have in their minds. So enter
into this strange manor and let yourself be led by
Tried & Tested
by Jenny Itzcovitz
It was a cold Tuesday evening, I assembled my
trusted games testers - Daniel, Natasha and
Paul, we filled up the crisps bowls, poured out
the wine, and dimmed the lights. It was time to
Paul as usual read out the rules, they were very
detailed, so I would suggest you allow plenty of
time if you haven't played the game before. We
set up the haunted house and decided that Daniel
would play the part of the ghost. The rest of us
would be the clairvoyants who would try to
uncover the truth and the murderer.
We decided to play the easy version of the game
as we were beginners and this involved three
stages. The first stage was to solve which
suspects may have contributed to the murder of
the ghost. Daniel as the ghost was able to show
us visual cards as clues, but he wasn't allowed
to speak or help us in any other way.
In the second stage, we had to decide which
location the murder took place. And in the third
part of the game, the weapon used. At each
stage, the ghost selected the most helpful cards
to tell the story and the clairvoyants were able
to study the cards, confer and help each other.
But we couldn't take too long as there was a
sand timer to keep us on our toes.
Depending on how often we got
things right, we were able to move our
clairvoyant counters along the score track and
this would give us more options in the final
round. In the meantime, there was also a
beautiful old clock tracking our progress and we
had only 7 hours of the dial turns to guess
Finally, the ghost gave us three possible
options of who was the murderer, the room and
the weapon and we made our secret choices by
placing a counter in our own envelopes. Natasha
was the only person to make the correct choice -
so although this was a 'co-operative' game, she
was our winner!
We thoroughly enjoyed Mysterium and the fun we
had trying to guess what was hidden on the
ghost's cards by clever deduction and the use of
clues. We were also impressed with the beautiful
artwork, presentation and look of the game.
We're looking forward to playing Mysterium again
and trying the more difficult level, and giving
one of the other players the chance to be the
ghost. And next time seeing if we can all guess
the correct murderer, room and weapon before the
clock runs out of time...
Mysterium is suitable for 2-7 players, aged from
10+. Average game time is 42 minutes. Price is
To buy your copy of Mysterium click on
Bags and Bows
for Spring Gifts
Fashion designer Natasha
Itzcovitz from the brand itz, has brought out a
range of beautiful hand made Bags and Bows,
perfect gifts for the Spring.
Fill up the bags with sweets, treats and gifts. Or
why not give them to your grandchildren with a
'surprise' inside such as a ring, bracelet,
necklace, earrings, hair bow, brooch, flower
seeds, lavender, lip gloss, crayons, pretty
handkerchief or money!
You can also use the bags for carrying your
lipstick, makeup, tissues, notepad, a small
mirror, keys, valuables or use it as a mini clutch bag
for an evening out. There are so many different
Each bag has a pretty ribbon or tie fastening
and can be closed shut with its drawstring to
keep the contents inside safe.
Accessorise your bags with these neat little
Bows. Each pretty bow has an adorable little
motif such as a bunny, chick, duck, shoe or
Choose to have your bow fastened to a hair clip,
hair elastic or with a safety pin so that it can
be worn as a brooch.
Each bag and bow is unique and has its own
individual style. Mix and match and collect the
different designs and fabrics.
Each Bag costs just £2.99 + shipping. And each
To buy one of Natasha's
Bags please click on the special
Buy Now button below and
follow the prompts.
And to buy one of Natasha's Bows please click on
Buy Now button below and follow
If you would like to
commission a specific bag or bow, then please email
Natasha Itzcovitz at:
Just specify which bag or bow you would like
to buy or if
you have any requirements that you would like
for your gift.
include your contact details, postal address and
Or buy them
from Natasha's own website at
Natasha Itzcovitz also
makes greeting cards and colouring sets. For
more information please call Natasha Itzcovitz on:
07821 838 245
0208 866 3686.
Safety Firepit Brazier
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a barbecue
and this fabulous Safety Firepit Brazier and BBQ
from Prezzybox lets you have a fire you can cook
with safely. The spark guard prevents spitting
sparks burning prized decking, shoes, and legs
while the safety ring around the circumference
helps keep children and animals at a safe
distance. There is also a removable grill,
perfect for cooking sausages and burgers and a
slit for ease of turning food.
What better way to round off a long summer day
than a BBQ with friends followed by sitting
round a real fire as the sun slides below the
horizon? The Safety Firepit can also be used in
the winter for roasting marshmallows and
chestnuts on (but don't forget to pierce
chestnuts to stop them exploding). Price is £85.
For details click on