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Gorgeous Gifts
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 from Golden Bear

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.

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A Warming Tipple From The Lakes Distillery

A warming tipple from The Lakes Distillery

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 British style.

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 Malt Whisky from The Lakes Distillery

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 complexity.

Tasting notes: Slightly smoky, sweet and fruity, nutty, with hints of spice.

The Lakes Gin

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

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 character.

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 matures.

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Chemmy Martini

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 twist.

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Classic Gifts from Oliver Bonas

Jewellery Stag Dish 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 is £20.

Alia Three Stone Multi Strand Ring from Oliver Bonas

Bring a little sparkle to someone special this Christmas with this pretty Alia Three Stone Multi Strand Ring. Price is £45.

Mariam Plaited Cord Bracelet from Oliver Bonas

This beautiful Mariam Plaited Cord Bracelet will make a lovely gift. Price is £24.

Champagne Saucers from Oliver Bonas

Celebrate Christmas with these delightful Champagne Saucers. This boxed set of four glasses is £34.

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Christmas Gifts

Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win Three Exciting New Board Games

Win Three Exciting New Board Games from Learning Resources®

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 Playground
and Picnic Party™.

Learning 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 national curriculum.

Diverse 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 lifetime.

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 enjoy!

High Seas Addventure™ from Learning Resources®


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.

Picnic Party™ An Early Maths Game from Learning Resources®

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.

All Around The Playground™ Shapes, Colours and Counting Game from Learning Resources®

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.

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For Your Chance to Win

Tell us where the ants are racing to in the Picnic Party™ game?

    a) Flower Pot
    b) Picnic Basket
    c) Garden Shed
    d) Chestnut Tree

 To Enter the Competition

Tell us where the ants are racing to in the Picnic Party™ game? Then send in your answer together with your full name, postal address and telephone number to the special pink email address shown below:

Please fill in the subject box
of your email with the title:
Learning Resources Board Game Competition (Sixtyplusurfers)

Competition Terms & Conditions

1. The prize is an exclusive Learning Resources® Board Game Bundle of three games including High Seas Addventure™, All Around The Playground™ Shapes, Colours and Counting Game and Picnic Party™ An Early Maths Game.

Please let us know if you do not wish to receive any further correspondence from Learning Resources®

3. One lucky reader with the correct answer will win the prize.

4. The competition is open to our UK visitors only.

5. We do not accept automated entries.

6. The competition closes on 1st December 2015.


Cute and Cuddly
Toys from Ragtales

Chester the Fox from Ragtales

Check out the great range of gifts from The Contemporary Home.

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 £19.95.

Nursery Rhymes Rag Book from Ragtales

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 from Ragtales

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.

Jointed on 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 from Ragtales

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.

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Stocking Fillers from The Gift Oasis

Dog Pen and Paperweight Set from The Gift Oasis

The Gift Oasis has some great stocking fillers for all the family.

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.

Blue Whale Tea Infuser from The Gift Oasis

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 is £14.99.

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    Perfect Presents
     from Prezzybox

Microwaveable Bagpuss from Prezzybox

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 top.

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.

Christmas Bear with Retro Sweets from Prezzybox

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.

Dining Table Ping Pong from Prezzybox

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 another time.

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 table.

The set includes 2 Bats, 2 Balls, Full Size Net, 2  Steel Posts and 2 Wristbands. Price is £18.95 for the set.

Fairy Garden from Prezzybox

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 oasis.

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.

Build your own Electric Dragster from Prezzybox

Put 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.

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Say it With Flowers

Christmas Bouquet from Your London Florist


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.

Sunset Bouquet from Your London Florist

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.

Antique Birdcage from Your London Florist

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 come true!

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Romantic Gifts from Annabel James

Alpaca Fur Trim Pompom Scarf 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.

Pair of Entwined Heart Flutes from Annabel James

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.

Backgammon Set from Annabel James

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.

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