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FizzyT, December 9th, 2015

i 6Excited that we’ve got iPhone 6 cases to personalise. Such an awesome Christmas gift, as you can only imagine how many people have iPhones on their wish list. Actually, you can’t. There’s too many of them.

Phones cases are one of our most popular Christmas items, and you can definitely understand why. The amount of new iPhones soaring across the skies to reach us in time all need to be protected from nights out, falling out of pockets and big hairy teenage feet.

Choose something different this year, and give an iPhone a chance!

FizzyT, November 13th, 2015

Ah, so today’s brainwave is the Secret Santa mug with subliminal message and bottle of miniature spirits secreted within. Although, let’s be honest, it’s not all that secret any more if I’m writing about it on this blog, but that’s not the point, we’re all about sharing right now!

If you put your mind to it for more than 5 seconds, you can come up with a much better slogan than mine, but when it’s that time of year, you don’t want to spend ages being thoughtful with everybody; some presents just have to be crowd pleasers. And this is perfect, a drinking vessel and booze……what’s not to like?secret san

FizzyT, December 9th, 2012

When totting up how many people you are supposed to be buying presents for at Christmas, you usually have that terrible pit in your stomach moment, as you realise you’re never going to be able to afford it. Not buying things just seems churlish and can be a minefield when presented with a lovely gift by someone who you haven’t got anything for.

Making your own stuff can be a great way of avoiding the big spend, and accompanying overdraft horror, although home-made can end up looking badly made if you aren’t careful. That’s why these lovely personalised gift labels, available from Not on the High Street, could be a bit of a godsend. All you need to do is buy several cheap jars of supermarket jam, steam of the label and put your own personalised ones on instead. A bit of gingham and a ribbon and nobody will know that you didn’t spend most of the summer slaving over a hot pan of fruity lava. A truly genius idea, and one that I will be employing myself this year. Just don’t tell anyone, and we’ll all be sorted.

FizzyT, December 7th, 2012

I had to feature this jumper today, named as it is after our illustrious t-shirt boss. I mean, it isn’t really named after the boss and it’s just one of those random bear coincidences, but it’s so darn cute (the jumper not the boss) that it’s right there on the list of must haves for Christmas.

The classic round neck sweatshirt is features a print of a bear in a typical Christmas jumper. It’s kind of doing you a favour really, the bear wearing the jumper so you don’t have to. Although if you wear the jumper you’ll be wearing the other jumper. Kinda. Does that make any sort of sense at all? If not, do forgive me, it’s Friday and it’s nearly let out time.

Anyway, this is a corker of cuteness and will be your sartorial life saver in the next month for all those festive parties, and a real talking point. From my fave new website and only £35, aw.


FizzyT, December 3rd, 2012

I hate to say this, because I found the book gave women a bad name, but for any fans of EL James’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” this mug is going to be a great Christmas present. In fact, it could be a great present for people who hated the book as well, since the slogan is just about as corny as the novel it’s referring to.

Still, it is perfect for a Secret Santa gift, so maybe one to look out for. None too pricey either as it’s a mere £14.75 from Not on the High Street. I don’t love it, but I’m pretty sure that someone will. Just please don’t buy it for me.

FizzyT, November 29th, 2012

Am I the only one who can’t feel their feet today? It is so horribly cold that I’m sure appendages will start dropping off soon, and I’m going to have to double up on the hot water bottles tonight.

A nice snuggly Christmas gift idea here then. I really like this vintage radio tea cosy from the never knowingly under floraled Cath Kidston. It has quirkiness in abundance and is incredibly useful to boot. A perfect gift for anyone who drinks endless cups of tea all day long like myself (hint!!!). Twenty quid, so not too pricey and will bring a smile to anyone’s face. And warmth to their tea which is far more important!!!

FizzyT, November 12th, 2012

In search of the great novelty Christmas mug, I just had to pause a while and wuffle my nose at this delight by Donkey Products, available from Urban Outfitters for a bouncy £12.50. The bottom of the mug has a fabby bunny wunny nose, so that when you tip it up to drink, you give the person opposite you a glimpse of how you might look if you were in fact a rabbit, although there is a selection, and you could choose a pig or a chimp as well.

In terms of gifts, there are perfect for children or teenagers. Actually, for anyone, really. A great gift idea, although you may end up buying all three.

FizzyT, November 11th, 2012

There’s nothing that divides the nation more at Christmas than the question of sprouts. Love them or hate them, everyone has an opinion. However, this brilliant wrapping paper whilst certainly more indigestible than the veg itself is likely to go down a treat, whatever your opinion of the mini round green things.

In a bid to get my Christmas sorted early this year, I have ordered a job lot of this stuff by Nancy and Betty from wonderful gift site Down to Earth. Now just need to find pressies to wrap up. Hmmmm, maybe some personalised mugs like last year? Personalised key rings or personalised towels? Do you think there might be a bit of a theme to my present giving?

FizzyT, November 9th, 2012

It’s getting to that time of year when I start looking around for cheap and cheerful gifts for all the family. As always, I get horribly distracted and barely notice I’ve whipped out my credit card to purchase some hugely expensive piece of tat which I’ll be paying for until well into 2015.

This retro printed t-shirt caught my eye however, as I was perusing the potential of stationery stocking fillers at Liberty (like I say, I get distracted and fell into t-shirts almost by mistake). This is from Time Out and has all the hallmarks of a perfect Christmas gift. Cheap (down to a tenner in the sale), red (v festive colour) and retro. It could be a pretty nifty secret Santa gift, a cheap and cheerful item of clothing gift, or, and as I’m starting to see it, half of an unfinished pair of mismatched pyjamas (personalise with choice of bottoms from Primark). Three gifts in one? Impossible, surely!

FizzyT, October 29th, 2012

In trying to provide as many personalised gifts as possible, it seems that some companies have drifted into uber cheese territory. Subtlety and good taste have been thrown aside in the drive to get you to fork out as much dosh as possible on romantic gifts which are sure to bring the recipient to his or her knees, begging for mercy. This particular set caught my eye and brought a lump to my throat (although it was my lunch making a reappearance).It allows you to personalise two stars with the names of you and your loved one. You get a little certificate confirming that the stars you have chosen do actually exist, even if they don’t really bear your names. Plus an A4 Star coordinates certificate and an astrology starter pack.

In terms of romantic gifts, this could be the worst £29.99 you’ve ever spent. Your girl/boyfriend, if they have half a brain, will demand you send it back and hand over the cash pronto. Unless you’re about 8, in which case, this is the perfect gift for your girlfriend, so start saving your pocket money now, dude!