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  Play Countdown
 with all the Family
      at Christmas

Countdown from Rocket Games

If you're looking for a great gift which all the family can enjoy, then treat yourself or a loved one to Countdown.

Countdown is one of the longest-running and most iconic quiz shows on British television. With its distinctive music and compulsive game-play, the show has recently been given a new lease of life - and audience - through the 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown adaptation on Channel 4.


With this renewed popularity, Rocket Games has released a brand new version of the Countdown board game featuring music from the show and all your favourite rounds. Now you can play along as the stars do and hope to achieve a nine letter word or the elusive target number before the 30 seconds expire.

There's also the Countdown Conundrum, where you need to be quick off the mark to spot the jumbled up word before your fellow contestants.

And for a real feeling of "being there", the familiar music will count you down so you don't have to take your eyes off the page as you try to win the game that has become a true household name since it launched Channel 4 back in 1982.

Countdown from Rocket Games

Countdown is suitable for 2 or more players aged 8 and over. 3 x LR44 batteries are required and these are included in the game. RRP is £19.99.

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   Give a Hamper
     at Christmas

Champagne Presentation Case from iHampers

A gorgeous hamper makes a lovely gift for Christmas and is a great way of saying thank you or giving an extra special present. iHampers offer a great selection of different hampers for all occasions and recipients.

This classic Champagne Presentation Case includes a bottle of H.Blin fine champagne in a decorative rose wooden presentation gift case. A quality present for every special occasion, price is £66.90.

Christmas Treats Basket from iHampers

This festive Christmas Treats Basket is the perfect treat for everyone this Christmas. The hamper includes bubbly, biscuits, jam, tea, chocolates and many more gourmet surprises in an elegant wicker basket. Price is £54.90.

Fruit & Tea Hamper from iHampers

This fresh and colourful Fruit & Tea Hamper includes a selection of delicious citrus fruits, lush fresh pears and fabulous, organic English Breakfast tea, accompanied by fruity blueberry and raspberry shortbread biscuits. Price is £35.90.

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 Two Great Gifts in
    One with Selfies
      Phone Finder

Selfies Phone Finder from The Great Gift Company

This handy little gadget is two gifts in one. Never misplace your phone or keys again and much, much more....

The Selfies Phone Finder is a key fob that connects your keys with your phone via Bluetooth - you simply press the "alert" button to find either. You can also use the Selfie Phone Finder to activate your phone's camera shutter so now you can take action "selfies" as well as selfies without your arm showing in every picture!

The bluetooth Selfies Phone Finder key fob is easy to connect to your phone. You simply download the iTracing app and link it to your phone via bluetooth.

Next time you can't find your phone, simply double click the button on the fob and you'll hear an alert from your mobile phone. Similarly, if you can't find your keys, simply press the "alert" button on the phone app and you'll hear the alert from the key fob. How clever is that?

If you want to take some photos, you activate the shutter on the mobile phone by pressing the "group photo" button on the app. Then set up the shot and press the button on the fob to take the image. Price is £25.

Available from The Great Gift Company at

   Guinness World
      Records and
   Gamer's Edition

Guinness World Records 2015

With over a million people un-wrapping a copy on Christmas Day last year, the Guinness World Records annual has long been considered the perfect Christmas gift. This year’s edition of the best-selling book of all time is extra special, as it marks the 60th anniversary of Guinness World Records.

To celebrate the makers have pulled out all of the stops to make this book the greatest yet; cramming it with amazing new records, features on the past 60 years of record-breaking and impressive 3D technology that enables you to bring records to life using the accompanying free app.

Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2015

Another great gift is the Guinness World Records Gamers Edition 2015 - the ultimate Christmas gift that will get young gamers talking not just playing this Christmas! Described as the “annual bible of gaming goodness” by MSN Games and costing just £9.99 the Gamers Edition 2015 is an ideal stocking treat filled with gaming kudos!

Bursting with facts and trivia from the world of gaming, new records and fantastic photos, the Gamers Edition 2015 will thrill the most ardent game fans. The eighth edition of Gamers Edition has pulled out all the stops for 2015 and will provide perfect alternative videogame facts and trivia for an animated Christmas Day!

For more information about Guinness World Records and the Gamers Edition click on

Christmas Gifts


Great Gifts for the Family from Maiden

Hello Kitty Lamp from Maiden

Maiden offers a great selection of Christmas gifts for adults, and children (and adults who are kids at heart). Established in 2009, they offer fun, fresh design led products including lights, toys, jewellery and books. Based on Shoreditch High Street in London, all items are also available to buy online.

Purrrrrfect for Hello Kitty fans of all ages. The Hello Kitty Lamp is made of a high-quality polyethylene, which has many advantages: it is virtually unbreakable, fully recyclable and easy to clean. The lamp is fully dimmable and is perfect for reading by. When dimmed it is great night light for a child's bedroom. Price is £129.

Scrabble Fridge Magnets from Maiden

Increase your literacy every time you open your fridge with these wonderful Scrabble Fridge Magnets. A fun stocking filler for Scrabble fans, each pack of Scrabble fridge magnets contains over 100 magnets featuring the Scrabble alphabet letters and other Scrabble favourites such as Double and Triple Word Scores, Double and Triple Letter scores and the Scrabble star.

The magnets are a wood effect design. Each magnet measures 2cm x 2cm. Price is £9.00 for the set.

Rockabilly Microphone Speaker from Maiden

Rock out with this delightfully retro Rockabilly Microphone Speaker. Simply plug it into your phone or MP3 player and you'll be busting out some serious moves in no time at all! Despite it's small size this mini speaker packs a real punch with a 2000 milliwatt output power speaker, delivering optimal sound quality in your home or on the go.

Even better, there's no need to worry about batteries as the Rockabilly speaker features its own 250mAh lithium ion battery, which can be recharged from any computer via USB cable which is provided. Price is £17.00.

Moby Pick party food pick holder from Maiden

This cute ceramic whale food pick holder is perfect for your Christmas parties or an ideal gift for people who enjoy cooking and entertaining. So when there is a party brewing on the horizon, make sure it's plain sailing by skewering your snacks using the Moby Pick.

Moby Pick's spout is overflowing with the perfect party picks. Plus the picks are reusable too. Great for spearing food such as cheese, pineapple, sausages and cucumbers, this will make a real talking point at your party. Price is £12.50.

Walking Westie Dog Toy from Maiden

This Walking Westie Dog Toy will make a lovely gift for children. Cute and fluffy, it's based on the distinctive features of a West Highland White Terrier.

The little Westie can walk, bark and wag his tail too. It even has cute bow tie. Dimensions are 20cm x 20cm approximately, and 2 x AA batteries are required (not included). Price is £21.00.

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Retro Games for
all the Family

Traditional Family Bingo Game from Ellie Ellie

Treat yourself and the family to some great retro games for Christmas from Ellie Ellie. Perfect for after dinner entertainment and all ages.

Traditional Family Bingo Game will give you hours of fun and is suitable for up to eighteen people. The set contains all you need for your game of bingo, including the caller’s tombola cage, bingo balls, counters, playing cards and even a handy cotton bag to keep all the bits and pieces together when not being played. Price is £29.50.

Snakes and Ladders from Ellie Ellie

The traditional game of Snakes and Ladders is easy to play for all the family. This vintage style game includes rules, a colourful playing board, 6 wooden playing pieces, one die and a handy keep sake bag. Price is £14.

Traditional Game Pin The Tail On The Donkey from Ellie Ellie


The Traditional Game Pin The Tail On The Donkey is great for Christmas parties and family entertainment. The game comes complete with simple instructions,  a donkey poster, 18 self-adhesive tails and vintage style blindfold. Price is £14.


For more information about gifts and games from Ellie Ellie click on

Espresso at Home

Francis Francis X1 Coffee Machine

Espresso Crazy offers a great selection of coffee gifts including the iconic illy espresso coffee machines, coffee cups and gift sets.

Designed by architect Lucca Trazzi, the exquisite Francis Francis X1 Coffee Machine brings an element of effortless retro glamour to any home. The definitive machine for coffee ritualists, the X1 combines ground coffee with state-of-the-art electronics to deliver a well-balanced and aromatic espresso, latte or cappuccino time after time.

The X1 in red is now available for use with illy iperEspresso capsule technology or the widely used ESE paper pod system. So now you can enjoy café-calibre coffee at just the flick of a switch. Prices start at £299.

Espresso Cup Gift Set


Coffee connoisseurs can enjoy illy espresso to its fullest with this sophisticated Espresso Cup Gift Set. To celebrate the EXPO 2015 universal exposition, illy has collaborated with four emerging artists from coffee producing countries (Costa Rica, Guatemala, Ethiopia and Honduras) who have each designed a stylish illy cup to reflect their homeland.

Every cup is numbered and signed by the artist, to create a one of a kind coffee drinking experience, whilst the perfect dimensions of illy’s iconic cup design lift aroma and keep the rich crema beautifully intact. The Limited Edition sustainArt 4 Espresso Cup Gift Set costs £68.34. A Cappuccino Cup Gift Set is also available and costs £84.52


Live Happ-illy Espresso Cups and Coffee Gift Pack

The Live Happ-illy Espresso Cups and Coffee Gift Pack includes two espresso cups and saucers and a 250g can of classic ground coffee, all branded with illy's classic Live Happ-illy design. This tin of ground coffee can be used in illy Francis Francis X1 coffee machines. Price is £40.00.

illy Monoarabica Capsules

illy Espresso capsules are also available and cost £45.21 for 126 capsules. Try the classic illy coffee capsule for every day quality coffee, dark roast for something a little richer or lungo for those craving a longer drink. Decaf is also available. Alternatively, try the new illy Monoarabica Capsules, which allow you to explore the individual taste and aroma of the three main single origin Arabica coffee varieties found in Ethiopia, Guatemala or Brazil. Price is £45.21.

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Waterproof Kobo
E-Reader for Reading Anywhere you Like!

Kobo Aura H2O

Kobo Aura H2O is the first waterproof e-reader. This is the perfect gift for those who love reading in the bath, taking their e-reader on holiday, or who are just a little bit accident prone!

We're all dreaming of a white Christmas…Let's hope it's not a wet one! But even if it is, with the new Kobo Aura H2O there will be no more worries of damaging your e-reader in the rain…or whilst taking a bath. The new Kobo Aura H2O is waterproof up to 1 metre for up to 30 minutes, making it the perfect gift this Christmas.

Kobo Aura H2O is the world's first premium waterproof E Ink eReader. At 265 dpi, the spacious 6.8” touchscreen with upgraded Carta E Ink technology – the first of its kind with these display dimensions – offers the closest experience to print-on-paper, showcasing text and high-resolution images beautifully.

It also allows readers to enjoy ebooks anywhere they want to read, including previously risky places like the bath or at the beach.

Kobo Aura H2O has an RRP of £139.99 and is available to buy from and WH Smith stores.

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A Retro Record Player for all Your Vinyl Favourites

Steepletone 1960’s Vinyl Record Player

Loved living in the 60’s? Then relax, reminisce and rock out with the Steepletone 1960’s Vinyl Record Player.

The perfect Christmas gift for anyone who still has vinyl records, this cool and classic record player this will revamp your room with sound and style. Get ready to be blown away with a boom!

The record player amplifies amazing sound with an in-built technology, detachable speakers and the ability to play various sized records. With high-spec sound and finish this beautiful piece is not only a record player but an artistic feature in your home.

Fresh and funky, sleek and smooth, not only is the design practical and stunning, but the audio quality is amazing! Plays 33, 45 and 78 RPM records, with a 20 watt output speaker and optional, subwoofer output, your favourite record will sound utterly incredible.

Vinyl is vintage and puts power into your home. Get ready for the festive season and show off with this swish speaker system.

Steepletone 1960’s Vinyl Record Player

Ideal for individualising - this is the perfect gift for any music lover of any era. Convenient, chic and advanced, what more could you want from this wicked item?

Made in a handy compact size, the record player is portable with easy to carry handles and closing clasps. It has a detachable lid and comes with two 15 watt RMS stereo speakers.

Best of all it plays all sized records including 45, 33 and 78 rpm. All for the awesome price of £79.95.

For more information visit the Prezzybox website at


Luxury Poker Set with Walnut Trim

Luxury Poker Set with Walnut Trim and Gloss Finish from Artisanti

This Luxury Poker Set with Walnut Trim and Gloss Finish contains all you need to recreate an evening in a premier Las Vegas casino, without the airfare or overdraft.

The classic poker game has been given a luxurious update with this beautiful smooth, glossy finish hinged wooden box with inlaid walnut trim, making it a delight to play and also an elegant desk ornament.

The hinged walnut wood lid has an inlaid glass window and opens to reveal partitions for poker chips and a lift out section for further chips, dice and two card packs.

A perfect gift for any avid poker player and a stunning decorative desk piece in its own right. Measurements are 31cm width x 18cm depth x 10cm height.

The Luxury Poker Set with Walnut Trim and Gloss Finish is available from Artisanti. Price is £104.

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