Christmas Gifts For Men

Now when it comes to the men in your life we always get stuck in a rut of the same old socks, slippers and smellies routine. I am totally guilty of this when it comes to the men in my life. So I hope this guide will give you some fresh ideas when it comes to gifting the male's something different this year!
BeLoved's 100% natural pet care is the perfect gift him and your four-legged friend. Be Vegan a soothing and calming shampoo bar, rrp £5 is perfect for those pet parents that practice what they preach when it comes to living a true vegan lifestyle. Be: Vegan is packed full of naturally calming ingredients including vegan hemp and chamomile, making it the perfect choice for a range of skin issues including dandruff, eczema or rosacea. Be Fresh Probiotic Home & Kennel Sanitising Spray, rrp £12. Accidents happen and when they do it’s easy to clean up with this specially formulated spray. Use to clean, scent and protect your dog’s bed – the spray is safe for use on fabrics - and surrounding areas whilst on holiday. The smell will remind them of home, whilst hoteliers and holiday homeowners will thank you for the courtesy as the active ingredients get to work if resoiling should occur.
Lynx have released a range of car fresheners, which promise to slowly infuse your choice of Lynx aroma into your car, the perfect stocking filler this Christmas! Each classic Lynx fragrance has been harnessed into a sleek diffuser, available in five different formats. From Ice Chill to Dark Temptation, each freshener promises 30 days of freshness. The hanging air fresheners retail at just £2.99 and the gel can fresheners at just £3.99. You can also get vent fresheners and refills, available exclusively to Halfords this Christmas.
Inspired by the ancient technique of enfleurage Neves Bees use only our natural beeswax blended with organic plant oils and pure essential oils to create their little tins of zing. You simply swipe your finger over the solid perfume and apply to pulse points to keep you focused throughout your day. The packaging is totally recyclable with our slider tins, linen bags and new Eco-labels – made from totally bio-degradable materials, rrp £16 for the tin or just an extra 50p for the cute little gift bag and tag.
Stop snoring and sleep better with Good Night Anti Snore Ring, rrp £29.99 a natural, non-invasive and elegant way to help reduce or stop snoring. The Good Night Anti-Snoring Ring is a special ring worn on your pinkie finger that helps you sleep at night. Pop it on 30 minutes before you go to sleep and let the acupressure stimulators go to work to open up your breathing passages whilst you sleep. There are not one, but two points inside Good Night Ring. These apply light pressure on specific points on your little finger. These help you to fall asleep and breathe better during the night. It helps your tiredness and therefore makes you more productive.
Encased in a sleek, matte jacket, Ted’s highly charged Gold AU fragrance has been formulated to spark a positive reaction. Featuring notes of bergamot and clove, this masculine scent was made for the modern-day man who believes the devil is in the detail. This is beautifully designed and boxed and makes a stunning gift, it retails at £40 for a 100ml bottle which is a fab price. It smells AMAZING too, Dave has been wearing it and I can't help but sniff him as he walks by, sign of a good aftershave that!
The Natural Barber Co offers the perfect Christmas gifts for any man in your life. Not only are The Natural Barber Co products great for your hair, using natural ingredients which are free from petrolatum/ mineral oils, parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance and other nasty chemicals but they are also great for the environment. The Zeus Pomade creates the classic slick back with a glossy, natural finish. The Hades Matte Paste is a lightweight thickening paste, ideal for fine and medium hair ensuring a light hold without weighing down the hair. Both products are available priced at £16.95 each.
The Nivea men complete collection gift set, £18, helps conquer the five signs of skin irritation with this five-piece set from NIVEA Men. The NIVEA MEN Sensitive Shaving Foam instantly protects the skin from 5 signs of shaving irritation.  Sensitive Protect Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Roll-on has been dermatologically tested and developed especially for sensitive skin. Sensitive Moisturiser and men's sensitive face wash, manscaping all in one box!

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Mandy

Christmas Gifts For Women

I find women incredibly hard to buy for and I am always looking for new ideas that aren't just a box of choccies or a bunch of flowers. I have been sent some fab items for inclusion and I am excited to share them with you. Make sure you keep checking back as I will be adding new items as they arrive.
Woods of Windsor - Specialising in luxury Bath, Body and Homemade in England and inspired by Windsor's beautiful landscape, since 1770. This True Rose gift set for her features Woods of Windsor's True Rose Moisturising Hand Wash and Nourishing Hand Cream, rrp £10.  The hand wash provides a luxurious lather that moisturises your hands to leave them feeling clean, soft and delicately fragranced. While the light nourishing hand cream contains shea butter, Vitamin E and B5 that absorbs quickly into the skin to help keep it soft, smooth, moisturised and delicately fragranced. An elegant rose petal scent that combines crisp green violet leaves with rose otto and a warm damask rose, to create a delicate English classic.
Slow Ageing Essentials face and body scrub, rrp £51 for 100mls is a powerhouse face and body skin smoother for visibly improved texture, radiance, vitality and suitable for all skin types. Dramatically improve skin texture with this exfoliating, plant butter-infused buffer for the face and body. Nourishing coconut oil, reinvigorating ginger, pomegranate and orange banish rough or dry patches while boosting microcirculation for brighter, more even tone. Naturally, stimulating citrus essential oils leave a lingering uplifting scent on the skin. Use one to three times a week as a brightening treatment. Fill one spatula for the face or one spoonful for the body. Can be massaged dry onto the body before showering, or apply to the face, activate with water and massage off. This has made such a difference to my skincare routine and convinced me to spend more on skincare, as it really does give much better results.
I am in a really good skincare routine at the moment, but am still guilty of using dispoabe make up pad and wipes. Earthbits got in touch and offered to send some reusable cotton & bamboo facial rounds for the guides, rrp £7.99. These soft yet durable facial pads are the best zero-waste alternative to disposable cotton rounds, they are perfect for removing makeup at the end of the day, apply toner or any other facial lotion. However, unlike their wasteful commercial counterpart, these ones can be washed and reused for a very long time. Just throw them in your washing machine and wash on 30 degrees. You’ll see how clean they come out of the wash ready to use again. I have been using these now since the end of August and they wash so well, I will never buy cotton wool pads again!
Face oils are new to me and I have never used them before, I have combination skin and thought putting an oil on my face would make it even oilier, which is incorrect. Bunch sent me an antioxidant organic face oil, Light and fast-absorbing antioxidant face oil. It's light yellow to orange colour and it smells like warmth and freshness, with notes of frankincense, lemon, and lavender. Apply daily to freshly cleansed/toned skin before your moisturiser. It can be used on damp or dry skin. Use a few drops and massage in, using an upward circular motion, and taking care around the delicate eye area. Inhale the herby aroma before gently massaging the oil in. Little goes a long way, the bottle will last for a very long time. Suitable for women and men and retails at £38 for a 30ml bottle.
The Body Butter & Lip Balm starter kit, rrp £20 will give you the confidence to keep making your own natural Lip balms and Body Butters. This will also help you save money and cut down on plastic wastage. Options are provided in the recipe cards and video tutorials if you wish to add Aromatherapy oils to the lip balms and body butters. It is a fun activity to do with a friend/child and would make a fab gift as it comes all got boxed and ready to go. The 100% natural ingredients provided will make 2 x 50g body butter and 2 x 15g lip balms. Geraldine McCullagh, creator of Me-Time Therapies Natural skincare products enjoys creating Aromatherapy blends and has a wealth of knowledge gained over the past 22 years as a Clinical Aromatherapist and also teaching natural skincare classes in Edinburgh. 
Amelia by Ted Baker is an elegant new addition to the Sweet Treats fragrance family. With top notes of rhubarb, almond and magnolia, Amelia stands out from the crowd. Base notes of tonka bean, maple and patchouli command attention, while dark floral heart notes of jasmine, heliotrope and liquorice add a contemporary twist for a fearlessly chic statement. The perfect Christmas gift priced at £24 for 50ml and available from Superdrug, both in-store and online.
This gorgeous NIVEA lip collection, rrp 8 has 4 moisturising lip balms and comes in a fun heart-shaped keepsake tin and is the perfect stocking filler. NIVEA cherry shine lip balm that gives long-lasting moisture for your lips with this unique caring formula made with naturally derived ingredients, including 100% natural jojoba oil. Strawberry shine, pearly shine and the original NIVEA lip balm.
This fabulous NIVEA skin treats trio, rrp £6 is the perfect stocking filler gift.  It has everything you need to give your skin a beauty-boost and comes in an attractive star shaped keepsake tin. NIVEA Soft is a highly effective, revitalising moisturising cream for everyday use, the good morning fresh skin refreshing face mask and the NIVEA hydro care lip balm.
Our Remedy understands all of the ups and downs that the time of the month can bring, so created the pampering Moon Swings Gift Box, rrp £31.99, to deliver everything you need to have a happier period. The perfect gifting option for a friend who needs a pick-me-up treat, it’s a wonderful way to say ‘I’m thinking of you’ and send a ‘hug in a box’. INside you get organic pads and tampons, vegan chocolate bar from Prodigy, a mindfullness colouring page, a handmade vegan soap and the Our Remedy's award-winning Moon Swings CBD oil. Whats more its all packaged in recyclable, compostable and biodegradable packaging
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Mandy

Christmas Gifts For Children

Welcome to my kid's gift guide, whether you are looking for toys for big kids or items for a newborn this guide will have you covered. My kiddos have a list as long as their arms this year, this guide will feature some of those gifts I have bought, some of these items pictured have been gifted via the brand, prices for items are included as well as a link to the product to make purchasing even easier!
With Christmas bringing cold, dark nights and the excitement of Santa visiting, help your little one to settle into a bedtime routine with the AVEENO Mum & Baby giftset, rrp £20 and available from Boots and Ocado stores. Care for delicate skin this winter with the AVEENO baby daily care hair & body wash and follow with a mum & baby massage with our daily moisturising lotions. This is the perfect skincare bundle for you & your baby this Christmas! The ideal gift for a new Mum this Christmas and something she can enjoy with her new Baby
Children love imaginative play and I as a parent to children with additional needs encourage it, so when Wannabes got in touch I was intrigued. Created by 2 working Mums passionate about promoting Role Play for the older child. They both had children that wanted to continue the ‘let's pretend’ experience without the stigma of it being deemed ‘babyish’ by their peers. They wanted to take role play to the next level by feeling that they were playing ‘for real’. SO they created Wannabes, available in Teacher, Cafe Owner and Doctor, each pack retails at £14.99. The Doctors pack includes a name badge, patient record cards, examination cards, prescriptions and much more.
How about the gift that keeps on giving with a subscription box? The Nutritional Ninjas Bake Box is a baking box to help children learn kitchen skills at home. Each month, children receive all of the pre-measured dry ingredients they'll need to cook a tasty treat as well as recipe cards, activities and a collectable sticker. They also get access to our online cookery classes so that they can cook along with the teacher, meaning a stress-free experience for parents at home. Bake Boxes are suitable for ages 3+. Each month subscribers receive a different recipe and ingredients. Prices start from just £6.99 per month and the first box is free!
So Sand DIY is a tool case like no other, create, craft and store your very own DIY magic sand with the all in one case, the perfect gift for enjoying ASMR satisfaction on the go! With storage containers to keep you magic sand secure, use the cutting tools and the case itself to satisfy your senses and create awesome sushi-style sand patterns! The set comes with the case, 4 bags of coloured sand, 4 sandbags, 6 tools and some decorative bags. The perfect gift for your little crafter who loves sensory play, rrp £19.99.
Soothe and comfort your little one with the Lovey Soother & Teether Holder, rrp £7.99 designed to keep baby’s soothers and teethers close by! The soft, multi-textured material is great for exploring fingers and is easily hand-washed and air-dried. Lovey holds any Dr Brown’s soothers and teethers, and most other brands, too. They included Dr Brown’s One Piece Silicone Soother which is 100% silicone, featuring a contoured shield and a bulb-shaped like Dr Brown’s bottle teat for better acceptance. The One Piece Silicone Soother snaps securely to Lovey; remove the soother for cleaning. The One Piece Silicone Soother is dishwasher (top rack) and steriliser safe. BPA free.
The Elf on the Shelf and the brand new advent calendar, The North Pole Advent Train, rrp £24.95. “All aboard!” It’s time for 24 days of playable, collectable holiday fun! Count down to Christmas with a holiday-themed Advent train—the perfect size for your Elf on the Shelf to ride along! Each train car stores a miniature toy surprise including adorable mini-figures and themed accessories to brighten your holiday cheer and guarantee hours of fun! It contains 24 North Pole surprises in 4 themed train cars (Sweet Shop, Puppy Love, Snow Much Fun and Tis the Season) The cardboard train at the front is the perfect size to sit your elf in!
The Omnitrix Creator Set, rrp £29.99 may look like just a cool watch, but the minute Ben discovers this device from another galaxy, his world changes forever! That's because the Omnitrix has the power to transform him into 10 different Alien Heroes, each with their own special powers. And once Ben activates the Omnitrix - It's Hero Time! With the Omnitrix Creator, you can mix and match parts to create your own custom Omnitrix or Antitrix! 100+ combinations! 
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Christmas Food & Drink Guide

When it comes to Christmas its always about the food and drink isn't it, even when we say we aren't going to overindulge we always do! We are dining out on turkey buttys and chocolate for days after. I have been gifted a selection of items that would be perfect for your Christmas celebration this year, or even to be gifted to friends and relatives.

Restore a sense of calm this Christmas with health food brand Aduna’s “Relax” Cacao Super-Tea, rrp £4. Endorphin-packed cacao infused with cinnamon, this Great Taste Award winner is Christmas in a cup, the perfect winter warmer and an ideal stocking filler for health lovers, ethical shoppers and foodies. Aduna’s Relax Super-Tea is 100% natural, vegan, organic, sustainable and packed with active botanical ingredients including cacao, one of the planet’s tastiest and most nutritious superfoods. Revel in the delicious aroma, savour the festive flavour and allow the soothing power of cacao to calm your mind and lift your spirits.
The Little Gin Company sent us over the gin tasting kit, rrp £23 and its would make the ideal gift for any gin lover. The Trailer Made Gin Tasting Kit lets you host your own gin tasting experience from the comfort of your own home. Perfect to enjoy solo or with a partner of choice! The home tasting kit includes 5cl bottle (double measure) of their London Dry Gin, Old Tom Gin, Elderflower Gin and Rhubarb with a Twist of Lime Gin. A selection of complimentary mixers to enjoy with the gins and tasting notes to give you all the details you need on each of our gins. 
Guylian, the world’s favourite Belgian chocolates, has ensured that this Christmas whatever everyone’s ‘new normal’ turns out to be, all Guylian lovers will be able to buy the chocolate they love from a range of convenient shopping destinations. Whether you’re keen to celebrate Christmas after a tough year, to recreate favourite memories of Christmases’ past, or shunning parties for more intimate gatherings, then Guylian has made sure its chocolate range is easily available to everyone and at budgets to suit all pockets. Available from most major supermarket with prices starting from just £1.
Bradfords specialize in hampers for all occasions and for all budgets. This lovely hamper comes on a keepsake wicker basket that I cant wait to find a use for it. This yummy hamper contains English teas, 2 types of jam, shortbread, a fruitcake and some delicious Belgian chocolates. The perfect gift for a spot of afternoon tea. The hampers are sent with a gift card that can be personalised with a message of your choice. Whether you want a full-on food hamper or just some prosecco and choccies Bradfords have you covered.
Buzzy Blends is an independent, family-owned business based in the UK, that was created to bring honey to the table with a tasty twist. The unique range of handmade honey is seriously big on flavour without compromising on quality. Their bees at the heart of everything they do and their honey is collected by ethical beekeepers who care for and protect the bees. The blends are made with absolutely no additives or preservatives, just 100% natural ingredients. There is a fab mix of flavours such as peppermint, chocolate right through to lemon and ginger and cranberries. These pots of yummy honey are available in 200g jars starting at £5.50, alternatively, if you want to try a few they do a lovely gift box 6 raw flavoured honey pots for just £20.50
Mermaid Salt Vodka, rrp £40, from the Isle of Wight Distillery, is infused with locally sourced sea salt that enhances its smoothness and flavour - described as being ‘like the subtle kiss of a mermaid’. With salt’s ability to enhance other flavours, the vodka had already gained a cult following amongst Isle of Wight bartenders for use in cocktails. But now, it’s finally available on the mainland and is presented in a stunning, eco-friendly, bottle with sculpted scales, like those of the mythical maritime creature itself. I absolutely LOVE the bottle and I intend to use it afterwards and pop some lights into it and display it. 
Now I am not a big drinker personally, but what I do love is a good cocktail, or should I say mocktail, I knew all about alcohol-free wine and beer, but alcohol-free spirits is a new realm to me! Mockingbird Spirit is an alcohol-free tequila alternative, developed and launched during the covid-19 pandemic. Made using authentic Blue Weber Agave straight from Mexico. It will taste delicious in your alcohol-free margaritas this Christmas or even on your next Taco Tuesday!! You can buy direct from Mockingbird Spirit priced at £22.99 for a 50cl bottle or try it for just £3.99 for a 5cl bottle.

My little sister is going to be 7 months pregnant by Christmas, so I was pleased to receive this Noughty alcohol-free organic vegan sparkling Chardonnay. It has been de-alcoholised to retain the rich flavour of this beautifully crafted bottle. With 2.9g of sugar per 100ml, it’s almost half the sugar content of other non-alcoholic sparkling wine. With just 14 calories per glass, it's the perfect answer to a hangover-free celebration, at just £8.99 per bottle its the ideal alternative.

Haribo is a firm favourite in our house with the whole family. This lovely selection box is new to me, I've never seen a Haribo selection pack before. This contains 6 full-sized bags of Haribo treats, perfect for sharing, or hiding away for yourself!! We are saving this for our Christmas Eve film, there is something that each of the children like, I have already warned them the Bella Stixx are ALL MINE!! You will find this in B&M stores nationwide pried at just £5.

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Books For All This Christmas

I love a good book as do a lot of my family member so I was thrilled to be sent a whole host of different books to feature in our Christmas gift guides. Books are an escape from reality, a recipe, a plan even, the possibilities for books are endless. As a rule each year there are always books in our present pile. I am excited to share some fab titles no matter what you're looking for this Christmas.

Books For The Cook
Carpathia rrp £22, invites you to explore Romania’s unique, bold and delicious cuisine: an exciting and unexpected amalgamation of all its diverse influences. As a cultural melting pot its character is rooted in many traditions from Greek, Turkish and Slavic in the south and east, to Austrian, Hungarian and Saxon in the north and west. From chargrilled aubergines, polenta fritters and butterbean hummus, to tangy borş, stuffed breads and Viennese-style layer cakes, Irina Georgescu has created over 100 mouth-watering dishes that are easy to make and a joy to share.
In official partnership with Downton Abbey and with over 150 stunning photographs featuring stills from across the series and right up to the latest film release, this collection of 70 delicious tea recipes is a lavish celebration of the elegant institution of afternoon tea, rrp £12.99. With a foreword by Gareth Neame, executive producer of Downton Abbey, this carefully curated selection of tea recipes spans the world of Downton, from intimate afternoon tea taken in the drawing-room to glamorous tea parties in the garden, covering different types of tea, curds, preserves and creams, as well as classic recipes and serving suggestions for accompaniments such as scones and biscuits, cakes and tarts, sandwiches and savoury bites.
A cookbook to suit the whole family’s differing wants and needs, The Flexible Family Cookbook, rrp £20 is full of simple and delicious recipes to keep the whole family happy. Jo Pratt provides flexible adaptations for each recipe to account for allergies, intolerances and lifestyle choices. Traybakes and one-pot roasts make for easy and convenient timesavers, whilst scrumptious puds and simple bakes help get smaller hands involved in the cooking. Covering everything from gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free cooking and veganism, to suggestions for flavour and spice adjustments for younger or fussier palettes, this book will be a lifesaver in the kitchen and a crowd-pleaser at the table.
The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook rrp £25, presents over 100 recipes that showcase the cookery of the Crawley household – from upstairs dinner party centrepieces to downstairs puddings and pies – and bring an authentic slice of Downton Abbey to modern kitchens and Downton fans. Whether adapted from original recipes of the period, replicated as seen or alluded to on-screen, or typical of the time, all the recipes reflect the influences found on the Downton Abbey tables. Food historian Annie Gray gives a warm and fascinating insight into the background of the dishes that were popular between 1912 and 1926, when Downton Abbey is set – a period of tremendous change and conflict, as well as culinary development.

Books If You Like A Tipple
In official partnership with Downton Abbey and with 50 stunning photographs featuring stills from across the series and right up to the latest film release, this collection of 70 delicious cocktail recipes is a lavish toast to the glamorous world of the Crawleys, rrp £14.99. With a foreword by Julian Fellowes, the writer and creator of Downton Abbey, and an introduction by food historian Annie Gray, this curated selection of recipes spans the world of Downton, from drawing-room party drinks to downstairs hangover cures and more. In addition to classic concoctions like a Mint Julep, Prince of Wales Punch and Ginger Beer, this collection features character-specific twists such as Downton Heir, Turkish Attaché, The Valet and The Chauffeur. Photographed using the original lead crystal used on set, each cocktail is guaranteed to raise your spirits, whether by channelling the verve of Lady Mary, the wit of Violet Crawley or the plain-speaking of Mrs Patmore.
The Peaky Blinders Cocktail book features the Birmingham Sour, Derby, Easy Dizzy ... this officially licensed book, rrp £12.99 includes 40 easy-to-make cocktail recipes made from whiskey, gin and other tipples so that you can sip like a member of the Shelby clan. Featuring photography of the cast and settings from the award-winning BBC period crime drama Peaky Blinders, impress your guests with historically inspired whiskey and gin cocktails, choose a recipe, settle in in a good leather chair, loosen your starched collar and enjoy the moment!

Books For The Thinker
From the team behind the super-popular Instagram My Therapist Says, rrp £14.99 comes this humorous guide that chronicles the exhausting task of navigating the daily, anxiety-ridden struggle that we fondly call life. Including hilarious memes MTS is known and loved for, along with checklists, prompts, questions from readers, and more, My Therapist Says is the guide you need to achieve your goals, one wrong turn at a time
Awaken, heal and transform your life with The Moon Fix, rrp £16.99 a bewitchingly illustrated modern guide to harnessing lunar power and celebrating the Sacred Feminine that lives within us all. Through better understanding and attuning ourselves to the lunar cycles, we can improve our intuition, let go of past pains and find a deeper spiritual connection. From succeeding in business to finding love, discover how lunar power can help you to achieve ambitious goals and address your most secret concerns. Bring ancient wisdom to modern living with this enlightening book.

Books For Her
A beautifully designed journal, rrp £14.99 to record key moments in the first years of your child's life, the perfect gift for all new parents. The Baby Book is the ideal place to record all the special moments and memories from the first three years of your child’s life. As well as details of the birth, parents and siblings, you can record all the firsts (sitting, crawling, walking, teeth), favourites (toys, books, friends, music) and events, with space for notes and photographs and charts to record growth. An expandable pocket at the back allows you to hold on to keepsakes, lay-flat binding makes it easy to use and an elastic enclosure keeps everything in place.
A beautiful and practical Wedding Planner, rrp £14.99 with sections on Dress, Budget, Venue, The ceremony, Guests, Gifts, Flowers, Photography, Invites, Transport and Honeymoon, checklist reminders, calendar countdowns and blank pages for notes. Organising a wedding takes a lot of planning. This structured planner will keep you on track with checklist reminders, calendar countdowns and plenty of space to record who is doing what and when to ensure everything runs smoothly on the day. The planner is comprehensive but flexible enough for you to customise according to your needs. There are fourteen sections, marked with tabbed opening pages making it easy to find whatever information you need. There is an expandable pocket at the back for you to store any cards, cuttings or samples, lay-flat binding and an elastic enclosure to keep everything in place. Sections include Planning, Budgets, Ceremony, Clothing, Beauty, Flowers, Reception, Guests, Stationery, Gifts, Photographs.
The Magpie Society, rrp £12.99, Illumen Hall is a boarding school of tradition and achievement. But tragedy strikes when the body of a student is discovered on the beach - and on her back is an elaborate tattoo of a magpie. For new student Audrey, it is just another strange and unsettling thing about her new surroundings, along with the secrets the school seems to hide and its weird obsession with magpies. For her roommate Ivy, the death of her friend Lola is just one thing she desperately wants to get past - and having a new student asking questions and cluttering up her personal space is not helping a bit.

Books For Kids

This Christmas, children and adults alike will adore exploring the incredibly diverse and mesmerising wilderness beneath the waves, with Puffin’s beautifully illustrated new hardback book, BLUE PLANET II, rrp £14.99. Open up to discover stories of shimmering coral reefs in a kaleidoscope of colours, otters chasing one another through underwater forests and King penguins tip-toeing past snoozing Southern elephant seals. With a foreword from Sir David Attenborough, BLUE PLANET II is full of the incredible stories we first watched in the landmark BBC Blue Planet II TV series, reimagined and brought to life with stunning illustrations, alongside exciting facts and surprises. 

The Danger Gang, rrp £12.99, The electrifying No.1 bestselling adventure from the author of The Christmasaurus and The Creakers, Tom Fletcher! Franky can't wait to move to his new town - although he wishes he didn't have to leave his best friend Dani behind. Franky's always wanted to be part of an amazing gang - just like his hero, super-spy Zack Danger! And soon, he realises that there's real danger in store for himself and his new friends. And so the Danger Gang is born.
The Miracle On Ebenezer Street, rrp £12.99, shortlisted for the Specsavers Children's Book of the Year (senior category) at 2020 An Post Irish Book Awards. George is about to spend his third Christmas without his mum. Since she died, George's life has felt dull and grey; his dad has thrown himself into his work and has no time for family, and definitely no time for Christmas. A stunning modern reimagining of Charles Dickens' beloved classic, A Christmas Carol.
The Puffin Book Of Big Dreams, rrp £14.99, A brand new anthology featuring extracts from classic family favourites AND brand new stories about BIG dreams from Puffin's best-loved and exciting new authors and illustrators. This magical book also features quotes and motivational pieces from brilliant inspiring leaders, scientists and actors on their own BIG dreams. 5% of the RRP from this book will go to the National Literacy Trust, to help them continue their life-changing work.
Serpentine by Philip Pullman, rrp £7.99, a brand new short story set in the world of His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust by master storyteller, Philip Pullman. Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon have left the events of His Dark Materials far behind. In this snapshot of their forever-changed lives, they return to the North to visit an old friend, where we will learn that things are not exactly as they seem. 
Make sure this Christmas is never forgotten with the magical large-format Snowman Adventure bookFind out what happens when the child wakes on Christmas Day morning to discover a double-decker bus parked in the garden full of snowmen. Follow their adventures as the child is whisked to the North Pole, transformed into an elf and gets to work helping Father Christmas wrap, sort and deliver all the presents. Will they make it back to their home before everyone wakes up? And will the family believe that they have helped save Christmas? The book features the child's face on every page and includes personal information such as their address, the name of a friend and family members.
One Hundred Steps by Captain Sir Tom Moore, rrp £12.99, the story of the man who captured the heart of a nation in its darkest days, Captain Sir Tom Moore. This is an inspirational picture book, published in support of the creation of the Captain Tom Foundation, which tells the incredible story of the man who walked 100 laps of his garden and captured the heart of a nation. Fully illustrated for younger readers, and following the key moments from Captain Tom's incredible life, the book shows what is possible when we come together and never, ever give up.
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