Christmas Gift Guide – Nan & Granddad

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Here are a few ideas that little ones, or big ones, can pick out for Nan and Granddad this year…

SupernaturalSupernatural by Sarah Bartlett

Exploring some of the most haunted locations in the world, Sarah Bartlett takes the reader on a journey that is both interesting and terrifying.

The stories of ghosts, demons, vampires and all things that go bump in the night have been around since time began and now Sarah Bartlett has brought together some of the most frightening places across the globe.

With more than 250 places and beautifully illustrated with stunning photography, this is a brilliant book for any lover of the supernatural!

Published by Apple Press for £14.99.

portFletchers Fine Ruby Port

From the Douro Valley in Portugal this deep ruby port has rich red fruits and balsamic notes.

Having a beautiful soft and smooth flavour that is rich and intense.

Perfect to go with your cheese and nibbles after Christmas Dinner, this will delight and excite the taste buds, a late night warmer.

Available from Aldi for £6.49

Boots Biscuits

Biscuits are a must at christmas and who doesn’t love the belgian selection? The kind you dont have any other time of the year except christmas. Boots Belgian section are fabulous at only £10 and they come in a lovely christmas tin too. There is a selection of white,milk and dark chocolate biscuits, wafers and cookies. These make a great present for the family and a nice change from tins of chocolate.  Boots do a great selection of christmas presents for everyone and for all pockets. The great thing with boots is all their christmas products marked with a little present symbol are 3 for 2 (cheapest product free). Boots has great ideas from smellies and toys to make up and razors and even this fabulous biscuit selection, all on 3 for 2.

British Spy Manual-2The British Spy Manual

This is a book for any budding WWII enthusiast, historian or anyone who is interested in the way things worked for spies back then.

A complete reproduction of the original two textbooks provided to every spy in training before heading off into enemy territory, it is fascinating.  Filled with everything from weaponry to make up, it is packed with ways to conceal, fight, evade and escape.

If you remember such greats on TV as The Great Escape and Colditz, you may have seen a few of the items that are explained and described in detail in The British Spy Manual, in action.

Published in association with the Imperial War Museum, it is the classroom dossier for all secret agents against the axis of evil.

From Aurum Press for just £16.99

Lakeland Rydal Hamper

Looking for the ultimate gift for the foodie in your life, that person who is obsessed with cooking, eating and everything in between?  Then stop right here and look no further, because the Lakeland Rydal Hamper is more than just a gift, it is absolutely perfect and sure to delight any foodie who opens it up Christmas Morning!

The presentation of this hamper is beautiful, arriving in a gorgeous wicker picnic hamper basket with a pretty striped lining, sturdy hamper and two buckles to fasten it.  Inside is a veritable feast of yummy goodies to tantalise those taste buds!

When opened, the first thing that can be found is the hand-painted ‘Love Birds’ serving platter made by Churchills in Staffordshire.  This plate is gorgeous, a fabulous design the plate has cute little birds and love hearts dotted about, just right for serving all the delicious treats in the hamper, which include:

  • Lakeland Rydal Hamper, Ref 60578, £84.99Roots & Wings Multiseed Brittles with Mixed Herbs (125g)
  • Beech’s Mint Creams (90g)
  • Stag Seaweed Stornaway Shortbread (125g)
  • Beech’s Lime & Chilli Dark Chocolate (60g)
  • Joe & Seph’s Gin & Tonic Popcorn (70g)
  • Cartwright & Butler Butterscotch Crunch (200g)
  • Ultimate English Incredibly Fantastic Salted Cashew Crunch (130g)
  • Burnt Sugar Tasty Sea Salt Caramel Fudge (150g)
  • Perry Court Farm Pear Juice (750ml)
  • Great Uncle Cornelius’ Lemon Refresher (75cl)
  • Tracklements Christmas Chutney (90g)
  • Garden of England English Strawberry Preserve (320g)
  • Garden of England English Piccalilli (260g)
  • The Doorman Salted Bar Mix (50g)


Everything in the charming hamper is British made and the incredible range of flavours will excite and please the foodie in your life as there is so much crammed into this basket that it is hard to know where to start and what to eat or drink first.  The gift that keeps on giving, The Rydal Hamper is available from Lakeland for £84.99

Flock of Sheep

DE34 Flock of sheepChilly days and nights are upon us and there is nothing worse than having a lovely warm and toasty house, only to have it all spoiled by a draft.  What better present for your home than a draft excluder, but not any old draft excluder, one with a whole host of character and charm.

The Flock of Sheep draft excluder is incredible and absolutely charming.  This delightfully cute collection of eight little lambs are all lined up in a row and ready to tackle any draft with their thick wooly exterior.  Their cute tiny patchwork faces are elegant and will not seem at all out of place in your home.

Available to buy from John Lewis, Ocado, Lakeland and other stockists, this adorable Flock of Sheep is made by Dora Designs and will be a wonderful addition to your home this festive season.

Dora Designs Ltd
Unit 2 Fengate Trade Park
Fengate
Peterborough, PE1 5XB
T:01733 305452 F: 08432 161879
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