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RAGDALE HALL SPA GIFT VOUCHERS FROM £25
If some much need relaxation is called for, then gift vouchers for Ragdale Hall Spa are perfect. You can purchase them in monetary value starting from £25, or for a specific spa day/break. A gift ideal for someone who deserves some pampering in beautiful and relaxed surroundings – a great way to recharge after all the Christmas festivities!
LIVING DNA KIT £99
This unusual gift allows the recipient to discover their ancestry. From a simple mouth swab you can find out exactly where you come from and look into your family history stretching back over 10 generations. It covers 80 regions worldwide!
GTECH PRO VACUUM CLEANER
A great gift to treat yourself to – or each other! The Gtech Pro is a powerful cordless vac that makes the daily chore a breeze. Lightweight and with different attachments included to do the whole house, this modern vac uses bags which increases the power as well as holding more dust/dirt than bagless models. We particularly like the lights on the front which help to show up the dirt!
OLVERUM BODY OIL RRP £40
From the makers of the famous therapeutic bath oil comes a brand-new body oil that smells just as heavenly. Containing natural ingredients to rejuvenate skin as well as de-stress, soothe and reinvigorate, this oil treats not only your body but your mind too. 100% natural and vegan, the herbal scent is suitable for men and women alike.
BETTERYOU MAGNESIUM FLAKES (£9.95 1KG) AND SLEEP LOTION (£9.95)
These two gifts from local Barnsley based company BetterYou are great stocking fillers. Perfect for recharging after all the festivities, the Magnesium Flakes can be used in the bath or as a foot soak to give your body a much needed boost of the magnesium whilst leaving skin soft afterwards. The Sleep Lotion also contains the beneficial mineral as well as lavender and chamomile to help you relax.
Available from Holland and Barrett, independent health stores and www.betteryou.com
ROKU GIN (70CL) RRP £30
This is a gin with a difference for all fans of the drink out there! Roku means ‘six’ in Japanese, and the gin is crafted using six botanicals that can only be found in Japan. The taste will provide hints of cherry blossom and green tea with Yuzu (Japanese citrus fruit) as the top note. Very stylish packaging too!
Available from Waitrose
O’KEEFFE’S GIFT PACKS £14.99
These gift sets make a fantastic stocking filler for anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors through work or play, and suffers with dry skin through the winter months. There are three different sets to choose from and each contain Working Hands cream and Lip Repair Balm, with two of them also containing Healthy Feet foot cream.
Available from Boots, Sainsbury’s, Lloyds Pharmacies and other independent pharmacists.
KEMPADOO MILLAR FLAT CAP
These gorgeous flat caps are super stylish, bringing a traditional cap bang up to date and popular with the likes of actor Idris Elba. Making them even more fabulous (in our humble opinion) is that they couldn’t be any more local if they tried! The brand operates out of AW Hainsworth’s Pudsey mill and uses premium local fabric including tweeds by Abraham Moon of Guiseley. They also do caps for women and children.
Available from www.kempadoo.com
The teens in your life will have told you exactly what they want for Christmas, so here are a few stocking filler ideas!
EYELURE X FLEUR DE FORCE LASHES £15.95
Teens will want to look their best this party season, so how about popping some lashes in their stocking? The Eyelure X Fleur de Force lashes provide three different styles in one kit, meaning there is a lash for every look!
Available from Boots and www.eyelure.com
ELEGANT TOUCH £9.95 – £12.99
To go with the lashes, no look is complete without fabulous nails. Elegant Touch have some fantastic seasonal designs perfect for parties such as House of Holland Wrap Battle – ruby red with sparkly gold décor, or Frosted Fancy – icy blue with shimmering white icicles, plus many more. The choice is yours!
Available from Boots, Superdrug and www.eleganttouch.com
JELLY BELLY HARRY POTTER CHOCOLATE WAND £9.79
What teen does not like Harry Potter or chocolate? This stocking filler combines both! Jelly Belly have increased their HP range and included are these delicious chocolate wands shaped exactly like Harry, Ron, Hermione and Prof Dumbledore’s – with a spell sheet included!
Available from www.jellybelly.co.uk and other good retailers including supermarkets and House of Wizardry on Briggate.
FOREST FRIENDS TEETHER COLLECTION RRP £14.00
These cute teething rings are ideal for the little dribbler in your life. Made from natural wood and food grade BPA-free silicone are designed to be held by small hands. They feature a cute chewable animal face and are available in pink, blue, grey and orange.
Available from www.nibbling.com
PLAYMOBIL PORSCHE 911 GT3 CUP RRP £39.99
This Porsche from PLAYMOBIL is a great gift for future racing drivers! The vehicle is highly detailed with functioning lights, stickers an centre locking wheels, and the accessories included such as workshop equipment makes for hours of role-play enjoyment. Age 4+
Available from www.playmobil.co.uk and all good toy stockists
OREGON SCIENTIFIC SMART GLOBE MYTH RRP £39.99
This is an awe-inspiring gift for children. A detailed map of the world in day mode, while night mode shows a stunning illuminated map of constellations and planets – making for a great night light. The globe includes audio content such as 12 zodiac stories, 10 fairy tales and fun facts. It can also link with a smartphone or tablet to unlock 3D augmented reality content.
TYBO TIE-DYE DESIGN STUDIO £24.99
Tybo is great for children who love to get creative. Mess free and kid safe, the kit allows them to create amazing tie-dye designs on t-shirts or anything else you let them get their hands on! The design studio contains everything you need (apart from the t-shirts etc), so let you budding fashion designer unleash their individual style with ease! Age 6+
Available from Smyths, Entertainer, Amazon and Very
JCB MEGA TRANSPORTER £19.99
This huge, bright yellow transporter lorry includes a dump truck and wheeled loader for hours of role play and fun for vehicle mad kids. Sturdy and with JCB logos, they might inspire the groundworkers of the future!
Available from The Range
MATILDA PYJAMA SET £29.00
For any fans of Roald Dahl regardless of age, we highly recommend the online shop which has a wide range of gifts from books to clothing to mugs and much more. Fans of the story Matilda will love this cotton pyjama set which come in ages from 3-4 up to 9-10. Perfect for cosy nights in with a book!
No gift guide would be complete without thinking about the furry members of the family!
CHUCKIT! FROM £6.79
Chuckit! Make fantastic toys for dogs of all sizes and interests. With the dark evenings now upon us, the glow in the dark erratic ball (£7.99) makes a great choice to keep games interesting, and for the daytime how about a ring chaser (£14.99)? They really do have something for every pooch!
Available from many independent pet stores across the region. Visit www.chuckit-toys.co.uk to find your nearest stockist
MAKE YOUR OWN DOGGY TREATS SET £6.95
A healthy diet is just as important for our pets as the rest of our family. If you like to get creative in the kitchen, then why not whizz up some tasty treats for your dog? The DIY doggy treats set contains a recipe book with 5 easy to make recipes, 3 shaped treat cutters and a treat bag to store the finished product in – if they last that long! (There is also a kit for Cat treats if you prefer pets of the feline variety which will hopefully be back in stock just before Christmas)
Available from www.rexlondon.com