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Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win Rummikub Twist

Win Rummikub Twist

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with John Adams to offer three lucky readers the chance to win Rummikub Twist, a fabulous family game for Christmas.

Rummikub Twist, the latest edition to the Rummikub collection offers a fresh take on the game and features three new Jokers. Colour Change Joker, Mirror Joker and the Double Joker join the standard Joker to add more strategy, fun, challenge and pace to the gameplay.

Rummikub Twist

The Twist also features a fresh new look and feel with panoramic racks, new tile design and shape and colourful box. The object of the game is to be the first to succeed in playing out all of your tiles.

Players can also use the new jokers to manipulate the tiles already on the table to their advantage, rearrange or add to existing sets or to use up a tile from their rack.

For more information about Rummikub click on

For Your Chance to Win

 Tell us which new tiles
    with special powers
    have been added to
     Rummikub Twist?

    a) Elves
    b) Jokers
    c) Knights
    d) Wizards

  To Enter the Competition

Tell us which new tiles with special powers have been added to Rummikub Twist? Then send in your answer, together with your full name, postal address and telephone number by clicking on the Sixtyplusurfers link below:

* Please label your entry
Rummikub Twist Competition

* This competition is open to
our UK readers only


Totally Funky Christmas Gifts

Fluffy Reindeer Snuggable Microwave Hottie from Totally Funky

Check out the gorgeous range of Christmas gifts for all the family from Totally Funky.

This cute and adorable Fluffy Reindeer Snuggable Microwave Hottie will keep you warm and cosy all night. It has a removable tummy insert that is warmed for 30 seconds in the microwave to give a long lasting warmth to help aid a perfect night's sleep. Made with super soft fabric it's perfect to cuddle and get warm and cosy with.

The microwaveable tummy insert is also gently scented with lavender, which is released when warmed, and helps aid a restful night's sleep. Let children wake up happy after have a great night's sleep, ready to play with their new best friend. Suitable for ages 3+. Price is £12.99.

Colour Changing Unicorn Mug from Totally Funky

Make someone smile with this cheery Colour Changing Unicorn Mug. With a 3D face, bright features and horn, just add water to see it magically change colour.

A great stocking filler or Secret Santa gift, the Unicorn Mug is made of high quality ceramic and holds up to 300ml of your favourite hot beverage. Price is £12.99.

Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups Husband and Wife Game from Totally Funky

How well do you know your other half? Find out in this hilarious Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups Husband and Wife Game. Perfect for a party game or to play after Christmas dinner, this retro game is guaranteed to provide hours of entertainment and a few fierce debates!

The game includes 100 question cards, 4 Mr cards, 4 Mrs cards, 50 bonus question cards and full instructions. This nostalgia-inspired game is based on the original Ladybird books from yesteryear. The question cards feature images from Ladybird books with humorous modern-day captions about husbands and wives. Suitable for 1 - 4 couples. Price is £9.99.

Obama Llama Game from Totally Funky

Treat yourself to the Obama Llama Game, the game that everyone's talking about! This fun to play rhyming charade game with the strange sounding name gives you a chance to act out, describe and mime hundreds of celebrity rhymes.

Guess the rhymes in time and score points for your team by uncovering the Rhyming Pair Cards. Perfect for after dinner on Christmas day or as a stocking filler gift. Suitable for ages 14+. Price is £19.99.

Rogue One Galaxy Battle Light from Totally Funky

Light up someone's Christmas with this stunning Rogue One Galaxy Battle Light. This fantastic green and black desktop light features four new ship designs from the hit film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

When the light is switched on, the mini spaceships float within the lamp, appearing to do battle in space, offering a new twist on the classic lava lamp. The Rogue One Battle Light is an officially licensed Star Wars product. Price is £29.99.

For more information about Totally Funky click on


Pocket Sized Printer from HP

HP Sprocket Photo Printer

The HP Sprocket is the perfect gift for gadget lovers Christmas. This new pocket-sized photo printer instantly prints 5x7.6cm sticky-back photos from your smartphone

Transform your favourite smartphone pictures into colourful, sharable prints with the new HP Sprocket Photo Printer.

HP Sprocket Photo Printer

The HP Sprocket app is free on iOS and Android™ and lets you customise your favourite smartphone and social media photos with colourful frames, text, stickers and filters.

Sprocket brings your favourite memories to life with vibrant 5x7” smudge-proof photos you can share, or peel-and-stick and create collages and art projects.

HP Sprocket Photo Printer

This portable printer goes virtually anywhere, and with Bluetooth connectivity, you and all of your friends can connect to Sprocket with your smart phones and tablets and print and share the best pictures of the day.

Sprocket is available in white with rose gold accents, and black with silver accents, and comes with a 10-pack of HP ZINK Photo Paper for £99.99. Packs of HP ZINK Photo Paper (20 sheets per pack) are £9.99 each.

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Christmas Gifts

Christmas Gifts
Sue Ryder

The Good Elf from Sue Ryder

Give a great Christmas gift and help others at the same time by shopping with Sue Ryder.

Money raised from the sale of Sue Ryder products helps provide incredible care for people with life changing illness. Whether it’s bringing comfort to someone’s final days or enabling them to make the most of their life, Sue Ryder is there for them and their loved ones.

Young children will adore The Good Elf. With Christmas just around the corner, Santa is extremely busy during the festive period and needs his trusty friend The Good Elf to help him out. With his Christmas magic, the Good Elf reports back to Santa Claus with the news of polite, helpful and kind children.

The Good Elf will help excited children count down the days until Christmas, and good children are rewarded with an Elf sticker. Money raised from this item will help support hospice care. Price is £14.99.

Rose Cottage Dolls House from Sue Ryder

This beautiful Rose Cottage Dolls House is exclusive to Sue Ryder and is fully decorated inside with a lovely light pink with white polka dots, while the outside is decorated in a beautiful country garden scene. Complete with window shutters and an easy to slot together method, this makes the ideal starter home for any young child.

The dolls house features four rooms across two floors and a further two more rooms in the spacious attic. The spacious rooms make it easy to inspire some make-believe fun! It combines well with the range of dolls' house furniture also available to buy, and will bring hours of fun to children. 100% of the sale of this item will benefit Sue Ryder's hospice and neurological care programme. Price is £69.99.

Children's Wooden Play Kitchen from Sue Ryder

Little ones can also cook up some pretend play time with this sweet little Children's Wooden Play Kitchen. Exclusive to Sue Ryder, this beautiful kitchen is made from sturdy robust wood with plastic and finished in beautiful pastel colours.

This kitchen includes a microwave, hob with dials, oven with a heat shaped window and turning dials, a sink, clock with turning hands which are perfect for little ones to tell the time, and several cupboards and storage space. Kids will love this fantastic wooden kitchen with its great possibilities for learning and endless hours of fun. This product requires self-assembly. 100% of the sale of this item will benefit Sue Ryder's hospice and neurological care programme. Price is £69.99.

Snakes & Ladders from Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder also offers some great stocking fillers including classic games for all the family such as Snakes & Ladders, Chess, Four in a Row, Marble Falls and Jumping Beans.

Learning numbers doesn't get any better than this classic Snakes and Ladders game. Great fun for all the family, the aim of the game is to make your way to the finish line by rolling the dice.

Landing on a ladder will find you a speedy shortcut, but watch out for those slippery snakes! Colourful and educational, the perfect way to get young ones started on board games. Price is £2.99.

Santa Doorstop from Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder also offers a selection of gifts for the home and festive decorations. This delightful Santa Doorstop will look perfect in any home, bringing together any decorative Christmas display.

This beautiful seasonal doorstop will prop open any door and can also be used as a windowsill decoration. It would also make a delightful seasonal gift. Price is £6.99.

Red XMAS LED Light Decoration from Sue Ryder

Give your home a festive feel with this quirky free standing Red XMAS LED Light Decoration. This eyecatching ornament is adorned with over 30 lights, and will instantly provide Christmas cheer to any room or table setting.

The Led Light has no fiddly wires and is powered by AA batteries, making it easy to set up. Price is £12.99.

Christmas LED lights from Sue Ryder

Add a dash of festive sparkle to your living room and liven up your mantelpiece with these beautiful Christmas LED Lights.

Available in Tree, Star and Heart shapes, they will bring a soft Christmas glow to any room. Batteries are not included. Price is £6.99 each.

Sue Ryder is one of the largest charity retailers in the UK and has a major high street presence of over 450 shops.

To find your nearest Sue Ryder shop please visit

Or to buy online in the comfort of your own home visit
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Christmas Gifts from The Oak Room

Robin Tealight Holder from The Oak Room

The Oak Room offers a great selection Christmas Gifts for you and your family.

This friendly Robin Tealight Holder will light up your life this Christmas. Hand painted and beautifully detailed, the ceramic robin redbreast looks so welcoming sitting on his branch. The ceramic robin tealight holder makes a charming Christmas decoration and comes boxed. Price is £12.99.

Felt Cuckoo Craft Kit from The Oak Room

Get creative at Christmas with this delightful Felt Cuckoo Craft Kit. A great project for older children and adults, everything you need is included in the fabulous printed box.

Contents include pre-cut felt shapes, a working clock mechanism, embroidery thread, needle, cotton ribbon, backing card, double sided tape and full step-by-step instructions. Suitable for ages 8 plus. Price is £9.99.

Orange Globe Lamp from The Oak Room

Brighten up someone's Christmas with this stunning Orange Globe Lamp. The yellow globe will add style and interest to your home and doubles as a lamp. The educational globe features over 2000 place names including countries, cities, oceans and deserts and comes with an LED energy saving bulb that uses about 90% less energy than a regular bulb when illuminated.

Presented in a retro inspired gift box with the words ‘See the world see the light’, the lamp makes a great gift for globetrotters, map lovers and children of all ages. Price is £79.99.

Bakers Vintage Cake Slice from The Oak Room

This silver-plated Bakers Vintage Cake Slice makes the perfect gift for bakers. Each letter of the message ‘Good things come to those who… bake’ has been individually and lovingly hand-stamped in England.

Due to the unique vintage nature of these cake slices, the style and alignment of lettering may vary to the image shown. Many of the vintage cake slices are one-offs adding to their unique appeal. Each cake slice is sourced in the UK. Price is £34.99.

Dennis The Menace Playing Cards from The Oak Room

These retro Dennis The Menace Playing Cards will make a great stocking filler for Christmas. They feature authentic illustrations of your all favourite Beano characters and are presented in a gift tin with a handy hinged lid featuring an iconic Dennis the Menace print.

The perfect gift for Beano fans, young and old. Enjoy a game of cards with the family after your Christmas dinner. Price is £7.99.

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       Festive Gifts
    from Prezzybox

Smartphone Magnifier from Prezzybox

Check out the fabulous range of festive gifts for Christmas at Prezzybox.

Gadget fans will love this fun to use Smartphone Magnifier. Use it to magnify movies and make them bigger, simply place your phone in the stickable slot to switch your phone from small to large!

The perfect gift for techies, movie buffs and retro lovers. This interactive gadget includes an 8 inch magnifying screen and a grip for your phone. This smart screen will turn your tiny tech into a super cool TV screen!

Sleek in style, the retro wood effect is beautifully finished off with the old school TV's traditional buttons and AUX plug-ins as a design on the front. Clever and compact. Price is £16.95.

Cat Oh K! Trinket Tray from Prezzybox

Keep your jewellery and trinkets safe with this cute Cat Oh K! Trinket Tray. Display it on your dressing table and use it to stash your rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces. The cat's tail curls round to make sure your rings don't fall off, and the dish has a dip big enough to ensure you won’t lose any of your valuables.

A delightful gift for cat lovers, this gorgeous girly bedroom accessory is just what you need to keep your dressing table tidy. This cute little cat ornament is pretty in pink and will make a gorgeous Christmas gift. Price is £7.95.

Personalised Champagne with Chocolates Gift Set from Prezzybox

If you're unsure whether to buy your loved one chocolates or delicious bubbly, then why not treat them to both. This Personalised Champagne with Chocolates Gift Set will make a very welcome gift.

Presented in its own gift box, contents include a Box of Truffles including sixteen delicious flavours. The bottle of Champagne can also be personalised with the recipient's name and date. The gift box will also include a greeting card which can be personalised with your own special message. Price is £59.95.

Coffee Lovers Gift Hamper from Prezzybox

Treat someone special to this stylish Coffee Lovers Gift Hamper.

Presented in a stylish black gift box lined with black shred, the gift set includes an "All Will Be OK With Coffee" Porcelain Mug, Lusty Glaze Ground Coffee, Cartwright & Butler Stem Ginger Biscuits and Daelman's Mini Syrup Waffles.

The Hamper can be finished off with a special message for the recipient which appears on the gift label, making it a unique gift. Price is £34.95.

Volkswagen Campervan Toaster from Prezzybox

Camper van fans will love this eyecatching Volkswagen Campervan Toaster. With a red and silver colour, this toaster will look great in a modern or retro kitchen.

The toaster has a two slice function with settings to defrost, reheat, bagel and browning perfect for all your toasting needs. Officially licensed with the Volkswagen logo on the front. Price is £39.95.

For more information about Prezzybox and to see the full range of Christmas gifts visit the website at


Bags and Bows
for Christmas Gifts

Bags and Bows by Natasha Itzcovitz


Fashion designer Natasha Itzcovitz from the brand itz, has brought out a range of beautiful hand made Bags and Bows, perfect for Christmas gifts.

Fill up the bags with sweets, gifts and small items. 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!

Bag and Bows by Natasha Itzcovitz

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 uses!

Each bag has a pretty ribbon or tie fastening and can be closed shut with its drawstring to keep the contents inside safe.

Beautiful Gingham and Strawberry Print  Bow and Bag by Natasha Itzcovitz

Accessorise your bags with these neat little Bows. Each pretty bow has an adorable little motif such as a bunny, chick, duck, shoe or gothic 'bat'.

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.

Beautiful Gingham and Strawberry Print  Bow and Bag by Natasha Itzcovitz

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 Bow costs + shipping.

Lilac Gingham Bows and Bag by Natasha Itzcovitz

     How to Buy Your
      Bags and Bows

Bags and Bows from Natasha Itzcovitz

To buy one of Natasha's Bags please click on the special Buy Now button below and follow the prompts.

  To buy one of Natasha's Bows click on the
Buy Now button below & follow the prompts


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. Please include your contact details, postal address and telephone number.

Or buy them from Natasha's own website at  

Natasha also has a brand new colouring book. For details call Natasha Itzcovitz on:

Or call:
07821 838 245

0208 866 3686

The Whimsical Colouring Book

The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book by Natasha Itzcovitz

Natasha is also releasing The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book, a great gift for Christmas.

This unique colouring book features 100 hand-drawn fashion illustrations to spark the imagination of everyone who enjoys fashion, history, style and fun to colour in pictures.

The Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book
is published by Troubador. Price is £8.99.
For more information about the book and to buy your copy click on