In amongst all the madness of shopping for your main Christmas presents you cannot forget the little stocking fillers. After all it’s Christmas tradition! But, so many of us leave it until last minute to pick up those little bits and pieces. That’s why we put together this guide. We want to give you an overview of a whole range of stocking filler ideas from right across the website, so you don’t have to spend hours browsing you can just go right to the products that will best fit!
Beauty Christmas Gifts – perfect for the beauty lover in your life. You can get individual items, like nail varnish, nourishing hand moisturiser, and a face mask, or a gift set. Gift sets take out the sometimes stressful present selection process. They come in a variety of themed bundles – from relaxation to glamour, so you will certainly find something that suits. Prices ...
are ten tips that are easy to implement that will help to keep the heat in your
home this winter, and reduce your bills in the process.
by GollyGForce via Flickr
are a lot of things that people can do to make sure that their home is being
kept warm optimally, and these do not have to be expensive or difficult to do
on your own, although some will require the skills of a professional.
1. Install Double Glazing
glazing is one thing on the list that may have some expense while also being
something that the average person cannot do themselves. However, installing
modern double glazing can reduce the cost to eat your home quite substantially,
and over time the windows will end up paying for themselves in the ...
Action for Children joins forces with HomeSense for
the sixth year running to raise funds
Leading children’s charity
Action for Children has partnered with brands for less homeware retailer,
HomeSense, for the sixth consecutive year to raise funds for Action for
Customers at HomeSenseare able to buy a Christmas bauble for
£1, on which they can write a festive message or their happiest childhood
Christmas memory before hanging it on a special HomeSense
Christmas tree in their local store. All proceeds from the bauble
donations will go to Action for Children and its local services.
Sarah Cook, Director of Fundraising at Action for
Children, said: "We have been delivering our ‘Hang a Bauble’ campaign in
partnership with HomeSense for the last six years, during which time it has
been an overwhelming success. Last year through our campaign, HomeSense raised
more than ...
Laura Fulmine is a prolific interior stylist, art director and set designer who has worked across a number of highly respected interior publications. Here she shows us how to make a Christmas Ladder Tree.
Firstly measure out the widths of wood you want each rung on your ladder to be. They should get smaller towards the top step. We suggest 60cm for the bottom rung, 50cm for the middle and 40cm for the top.
Using a small hand saw, carefully cut down your pieces of birch.
Use a small hand drill to attach the rungs to the lengths of wood
Once each piece is firmly in place hammer some tacks into the wood on which to hang your decorations. You can also twist fairy lights around the ladder.
For an extra festive touch sprinkle the wood with some pine-scented oil.
There’s only a few months to go before Father Christmas does his rounds again. During this time, we’ve no doubt you’ll be busy with plenty of family gatherings. After all, what is Christmas for if not to get your friends and family around the dinner table to enjoy the festivities?
The thought of entertaining guests can be stressful, especially if you’ve not decorated your home for a few years. However, getting your house ready for all of these impromptu visits is easy with Graham & Brown, and you’ll be amazed at just how much extra confidence you’ll get from rejuvenating your interior design.
Our stunning designs and easy-to-use wallpapering methods make decorating a doddle. So don’t get caught in the Christmas rush and make sure your home is ready to make a statement. Here are a few tips to help you get your home ready for the festive season.
Buying fuel that doesn’t come at the flick of a switch or turn of a control can be a minefield for homeowners, whether they have installed a wood burner or multi-fuel burner from scratch, or inherited one of these appliances, or an open coal fire.
Knowing what you are doing and what you should be using can be a serious matter, as using the wrong fuel could damage your chimney, cause a bigger issue, or invalidate your appliance’s warranty. However, by not buying the best fuel for you, as an individual or family, you could also be missing out on fuel products that could save you money, allow you to operate your appliances more efficiently, better suit your lifestyle and adapt to your home’s physical and aesthetic features in the best possible way. Read on, see if you recognise yourself in any of the ‘profiles’ and then guide yourself to the ...
If you thought about your ideal room to spend a cold
winter’s night in, what would be there? A large couch, big cushions, a
television playing a classic movie or candles flickering providing light may be
a few possibilities to some. But one thing which would surely be there is a
burning fireplace radiating light, heat and the sense of comfort and
tranquillity which only a roaring fireplace can give. Keep this idea in mind
when trying to imagine your home with the perfect fireplace to provide that
touch of class
and quality to your home.
Setting the Scene
It is important that when you search for your perfect
fireplace, you take into account the design and style of your home. Modern
interior design promotes open spaces, differences in lighting, subtle shades
and statement furniture. More classic interior design may be of smaller,
separate rooms that focus on ...
If you have a central heating boiler in
your home, you have to be sure that it works properly before winter sets in.
That is because of various different reasons. Heating any home is important because
of the comfort of the people living inside and the potential property damage
that would appear when boilers are not functioning.
We are faced with a global recession and
energy costs are rising. Most people are currently afraid and do not use central
heating systems often. That is mainly because of the high costs that are
associated with the process. Instead of being afraid of high costs, you could
make sure that the central heating boiler becomes more energy efficient. That
is not as hard to do as you may believe.
A New One
This is the very first thing that you need
to consider. In the event ...
These beautiful Antique Mirrored picture frames have an elegance of a bygone age. They make wonderful gifts and are a great buy for displaying that special photograph. 4 x 6″ (Total Size 23 x 28cm) by antelopehomewares.com for £26.95.
This beautiful candle was inspired by spruce, Scot’s pine and fir trees. As the light glows through the design of fine lined needles, the candle’s scent is crisp, fresh and clean, (it’s perfumed with pure oils of Mint, Thyme and Spruce). A traditional British candle-maker hand pours these candles. Once the wax is finished you have a striking and evocative tea light holder to last for ever. By antelopehomewares.com for £15.
Advanced Techies: Smart Control from One For All
Want a great gift for
the techie in your life? This new flagship remote control called Smart
Control from One For All One
For All Smart Control is only £39.99 and ...
As the leaves turn from green to brown, invest in Autumnal colours that will warm your home and give you visually rich interiors for the coming months. This season's deep, luxurious reds in raspberry, claret and crimson tones, elegant teal and petrol blues, and deliciously decadent aubergines, plums and mustards are inspired by the changing hues of the outside. And as October is nearly here, this can only mean one thing; AUTUMN IS ON IT’S WAY. Here are some things I love about Autumn that i’m really looking forward to:
HotChocolates, Halloween, Autumn Leaves, Scarves, Hats and Boots, Candles, Candles & more Candles, Pumpkins, Films, Bonfires, Cosy Socks, Comfort Food (lots of it!), Salted Caramel being IN SEASON, Oversized Jumpers, Getting the fire going, The feeling that Christmas is approaching, More baths in the evenings, Rainy days under the duvet watching films, Evenings get darker, Being able to watch Hocus Pocus...the list is never ending! What are you excited for around this time of the year?
is the perfect time to take care of the little things that can make a big
difference for you and your home during the winter months. 0800 HANDYMAN,
London’s first mobile handyman service offers its advice of essential tasks
which are all well with-in the average person's ability. Even if you choose to
have a professional handle them, it's worth the expense. You'll save money --
and maybe even your life.
is 0800 HANDYMAN’s checklist for getting the house ready for colder weather:
Get your mind in the gutters - Inspect
and clean gutters and downspouts. Clogged gutters can lead to damaged exterior
surfaces and to water in your basement. They are also more prone to rust and
corrosion. Before the leaves fly this fall, have your gutters cleaned, then
covered with mesh guards to keep debris from returning.
the new Samantha Holmes
collection consists of exclusive, hand-crafted fashion and home
accessories, made from luxuriously soft natural fibres such as
ethically sourced baby alpaca and bamboo. Each product is designed in
Scotland and made by skilled artisans in Peru using traditional
Founded in 2003, the
Samantha Holmes label is one of the longest established alpaca lifestyle
brands within the UK. Samantha found her first inspiration for luxury
fabrics and traditional craftsmanship in Nepal from where she imported
cashmere from a small hand weaving cooperative, however it was on
discovering alpaca, that she found her niche. The fur used is from
alpaca that have died of natural causes - baby alpacas - or 'cria', as
they are known. The ...
You probably give your home a deep clean in the spring, but you should also show it some love at the beginning of fall. Here's where to start:
1. Perform a pantry audit.
First, remove all the cans and boxes from the shelves, and vacuum away any lingering dust or crumbs (a lot can build up in just a few months!). Then, inspect each item before putting it back in its place, tossing anything that is expired or past its prime. Consult our shelf-life chart as a helpful guide.
2. Test and clean your smoke detectors.
You already know to put fresh batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors (doing it on the days you change the clocks for Daylight Saving Time is an easy way to remember). But you also need to clean your units, since dust that accumulates can cause them to under-perform. Using your vacuum cleaner's soft brush attachment, clean in and around the ...
Home Accessories and Soft Furnishings for a Cosy Autumn Retreat
We are delighted to present a beautiful range of homely autumnal comforts from our clients The Scandinavian Shop, Luku Home, Stuff of Dreams, Skandihome and Place in Print. We have a lovely selection of throws, rugs, cushions and candles, perfect for creating a cosy autumn haven. From luxurious fur rugs to snug woollen cushions, our clients have a gorgeous selection for when the crisp weather begins to set in.
www.elsieandfleur.co.uk is an online
boutique for food, garden, home and lifestyle products that have been created
with love by gift makers and nimble-fingered crafters based in the West.
was born out of a desire for people to be able to buy unique items. All the
products are being sold to support micro businesses, run by kitchen table
entrepreneurs and mumpreneurs, the economic lifeblood of Great Britain.
aim is to offer people the chance to buy unusual, handmade, yet affordable,
items from the comfort of their own homes.
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Christmas, Wintry & Autumnal Picks from Wallsauce.com - An online store of Captivating Wall Murals & Canvases
Wallsauce.com is an online store dedicated to delivering the very best quality wall murals, wall graphics and canvases using state-of-the-art technology. Inspired by a variety of themes, their wall art is the perfect way to personalise the home.
Wallsauce.com offers wall murals using the most amazing and inspirational photography, beautiful contemporary designs, sporting imagery, superhero, film and comic characters and some of the world's greatest fine art classics. You can also create your own wall mural using your own photography.
The wall art is easy to install, clean and remove - the 'repositionable' material can be moved and re-stuck hundreds of times. Wallsauce.com products are made-to-measure, available in bespoke sizes, using ultra-high quality smooth wallpaper, ensuring a great finish.
Here you will find wall decor for the perfect Christmas, Wintry or Autumnal scene. The products featured can both be ...
Scandinavian Shop has a fabulous selection of wintry
delights to adorn the home this Christmas and to turn a house into a
festive Scandinavian haven. The Scandinavian Shop has
been bringing a unique blend of iconic Nordic brands and more unusual
contemporary offerings to its customers in the Scottish town of
Helensburgh since the early 1970's and is now proud to have a
successful online store.
From icy toned, Nordic-inspired tree hanging
decorations, to metallic shimmering candle holders, The Scandinavian
Shop has the accessories to turn a home in to a Winter Wonderland
radiator valves alone could cut heating bills by 20%1
monitoring of heating, lighting and electrical appliances through Internet of
monitoring system is controlled via an app on Android, iPhone or PC
model offers plug and play for immediate set-up.
prices rise and the complexity of home heating controls increases, homeowners
will welcome an entirely new range of easy-to-use energy saving products that
could help to reduce energy bills by as much as 20%1 in a
simple yet effective way.
makers of superior energy saving products and devices, has introduced
the Mi|Home range of adapters and monitors, allowing greater
control over heating, lighting and electrical appliances that is truly
accessible to everyone.
remotely through either an iOS and Android app or a PC, users can simply
scan the Gateway with their ...
Christmas is the biggest party season of the year, with
everyone from families to businesses planning parties to celebrate the holiday
and the end of the year and the start of a new one. The fact that so many
people are planning a holiday party at Christmastime, however, can make it
difficult and stressful to plan your own.
If you're hoping to plan the perfect Christmas party this
year, check out the convenient 5-step plan below to make the process easier.
1.Figure Out Your Budget
Without a budget
in mind, you won't be able to decide on every element of your upcoming
Christmas party. So, first off, start planning your party well in advance, and
during that time, calculate how much money you're willing to spend on the
venue, the food and beverages, the decorations, the entertainment, etc.