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FizzyT, May 6th, 2015

If you’ve been on another planet, you may have missed the fact that a new Royal baby was born. Otherwise you’ll already be saturated with the knowledge that Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, possibly already the most papped bump in the world, now has a face.

Already the right royal merchandising carousel has begun. You can buy commemorative everythings, from Yorkshire Tea to t-shirts the best of which being a nice little Not On the High Street slogan number. the baby t-shirt says ‘I was Charlotte first’ obviously stamping any other baby Charlotte’s parents with the sign of good taste which led them to choose the popular name. Personally, I think it would make more sense for grown ups named Charlotte to wear the same tee, as it would make an even better statement. Maybe an ‘I’ve been Charlotte for years and I’m still not a bloody princess’ t-shirt. I’ll ask my friend Charlotte she’s feel special wearing one. Not sure how it’d go down actually.

FizzyT, December 11th, 2013

Really scraping the end of the barrel here with this matching his n’ hers Christmas jumper combo from Not on The Hight Street. One end sports the Rudolph head jumper and the other his arse. And his nose squeaks as well.

This has to be the ultimate in twosome pressies; only the very much in love would actually be able to wear a pair of these jumpers without creating a vomit wave. But since the dreadful Christmas jumper has become a tradition, you may as well do your worst!

FizzyT, June 7th, 2013

I’ve yet to see as plate that makes me dribble and drool as much as this one from Not on the High Street. The full English, ready printed onto the plate, the only thing to do is to pile it high with bacon, eggs, mushrooms…the works. In fact if you don’t anything else will be a real disappointment. A great novelty gift for someone but maybe best not buy it for yourself. The road to high cholesterol begins here!

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 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 22nd, 2012

In terms of personalised gifts, this one is definitely the granddaddy. Available from Not on the High Street, this personalised marble wine cooler comes in pretty dear at £69, but is such a show stopper it could well be worth it.

It also looks like it would be a very handy implement with which to cosh burglars or evil intruders over the head. Although I’m probably not allowed to advocate the use of violence. Especially not with a lovely, shiny wine cooler. But, you know, just in case. Anyway, it was the first thing that popped into my mind. Well, just after “mmm, what a lovely wine cooler” anyway.

So, if you want a handy dual purpose gift for someone special, this could be just the ticket. In fact, you could even put your own Burglar Aware message on it. Sort of “I know this is really just a wine cooler, but I’m feeling stabby, so watch out” Although that might take a while to read. Anyway. Great gift. Cools wine. And stuff.

FizzyT, August 25th, 2012

I’m just loving this personalised ribbon from Not On The High Street. Not that I can think of anything to personalise it with, but it looks like it could be a great part of a whole gift ensemble. Disadvantages are that if you have it printed with someone’s name, you either have to know a lot of people with the same name, or give one person lots of gifts. Or one very big one. Still, you could go for something generic like “Happy Day”. Yeah, that doesn’t sound too good, does it? Maybe stick with the name.

Anyway, whatever you choose, it’s a corking way to liven up a dull gift. At £11.25 you will probably want to grab it back when the gift’s been opened so you can reuse it, but hey, that’s recycling.

FizzyT, May 19th, 2012

I do rather enjoy getting the odd catalogue for “Not on the High Street”, a collection of gifts you could find anywhere but the high street, or something along those lines. Aside from a lot of personalised gifts, they also have a lot of items tailored towards specific occasions.

I love this t-shirt set for father’s day, which falls on the 17th June this year. Dad’s tee has the message “I may at any point turn into my superhero alter ego” and the child’s shirts answers “it could happen at any time”. Truly the sweetest gift, and one that gives me loads of ideas of talking t-shirts. The t-shirts come in a variety of sizes (both dad’s and child’s) and cost £32, not a bad idea for two of the men in your life!

FizzyT, March 4th, 2012

I love Not on the High Street for the very simple reason that no-one in their right mind would go looking for the stuff they sell f on the actual high street, Mary Portas style. Personalised aprons, sweets, gifts, cookie cutters, pictures, maps, benches …the list is endless. And far too long. However, if you want a handy gift which speaks more volumes than you could ever write…this is the website for you. some great gift ideas, which make you look far more thoughtful than you actually are. Take a peek, and see if personalised bunting is really for you!

FizzyT, March 10th, 2011

I think Kate Middleton seems a lovely girl, and that Burberry trench the other day when she was tossing was beautiful, but I am finding myself slightly troubled by this personalised “What would you Do?” canvas from Not On The High Street. “What would Kate Do?” seems a bit similar to the whole “What would Jesus Do?” craze that was going around a few years back. I know Kate’s got shiny hair, but isn’t this elevating her up to rather a high plain? And it’s totally obvious what Kate is going to do; marry a prince and live happily ever after. Duh!