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We know that sometimes you might need a break from shopping, and to be honest sometimes we need a little escapism too! With posts to inspire your travel adventures so that Scratch Map® map has less and less foil on it, competitions, gift guides and anything fun or inspiring – it’s all here for you to peruse. If you have a story you’d like to share with us about your travel adventures, feel free to get in touch here via our contact page.

Gift ideas for men who have everything

Top 3 Gifts For Men Who Have Everything But Want Nothing

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Aaah men who have everything but want nothing. A very specific, but not all that…

Best Travel Gadgets for Backpackers

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If you're looking for travel gadgets look no further! When you’re travelling around the world,…

Must Have Travel Gadgets

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Let’s face it, travel gadgets can make or break a trip away. Imagine the scene…

Best Travel Gadgets for Long Haul Flights

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If you have a penchant for visiting exotic places and faraway lands, you’ll know the…

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3 Unusual Valentine's Gifts for Long-Term Lovers

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You've been together for a few years. You've covered all the Valentine's Day gift classics:…

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3 Valentine's Gifts for When You've Just Started Dating

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Some things in life are just awkward. Leaving the house with your skirt tucked into…

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The Best Gifts for Men in 2017

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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, followed by Father’s Day, anniversaries, birthdays and bromances, there’s never…

Introducing: Festive Gift Wrap

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Ever heard the saying ‘it’s all in the delivery?’ Well aside from cracking jokes, this…

Introducing: Scratch Map® Hello

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Adele, Lionel Richie and Luckies all love to say hello. Fact. And though our pop-star…

Travel Gift Ideas for Your Loved Ones

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Is it just us or does it seem that these days, all our friends and…

Top 10 Travel Destinations on our Scratch Map® Poster

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From the vagabond voyager to the lustrous wanderer, our selection of Scratch Map® posters make…

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Unusual Gift Ideas for The Girlfriend Who Has Everything

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Girls are notoriously hard to please when it comes to buying gifts. You need a…

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5 Travel Gift Ideas for Valentine's Day

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If your better half has got the travel bug (clues: they’re forever rifling through Lonely…

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5 Secret Santa Gift Ideas

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Secret Santa is one of those traditions that sounds super fun, but when you pull…

3 Fail Safe Secret Santa Ideas for your Boss

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It’s that time of year where every office worker pretends to hate the ritual that…

Novelty Stationery Gifts to Help Beat Those September Blues

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With summer coming to a close and the only memory is those peeling shoulders of…

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Men Who Have Everything

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Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle this Christmas when it comes to finding Christmas…

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Introducing: Smartphone Speaker in Copper

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Our Smartphone Speaker is back and this time with stylish copper detailing. Boasting 40 hours…

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Fun Stationery Gift Ideas to Get The Kids Excited for Back to School

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If you're currently dealing with a troupe of excitable children running amok in the house…

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10 Cool Gift Ideas for the Novelty Stationery Junkie

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We all know a novelty stationery buff - the type of person who organises their…

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Cool Gift Ideas for August Birthday Boys and Girls 

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Ever remember being super jealous of the friends at school that got to celebrate their…

Pepo by Monkey Business

3 Ways to Celebrate International Watermelon Day

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It’s International Watermelon Day, hurrah! Whilst it may not be a date that takes pride…

How To Pimp Your Luckies Corkboard Map

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Cork board Map is one of our best selling products, and it’s easy to see…

Cool Gift Ideas by Luckies

Cool Gift Ideas to Keep Children Entertained this Summer Holiday

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With school holidays soon to be in full bloom, you can never be too prepared…

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Cool Gift Ideas Under £30 for Girls That Have Everything

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If you’re shopping for a real life Paris Hilton kinda gal who has it all,…

Smartphone Projector 2.0 DIY by Luckies

Introducing: Smartphone Projector 2.0 DIY

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So you’re throwing an intimate home movie night but want to add your own mark.…

Travel Games and Colouring In by OMY

Awesome Gifts For Children; Introducing Travel Games and Colouring In by OMY

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Kids have all the fun. They don’t have to worry about getting that spreadsheet to…

Magic Felt Tip Pens by OMY

Colouring Posters for Adults: Meet OMY Design & Play

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Here at Luckies we have loads of great gifts for the young ones, but sometimes…

Pocket Tin Speaker by Luckies

Introducing: Pocket Tin Speaker

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Pocket Tin Speaker is the perfect portable speaker – ready to set the mood with…

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Cool Gift Ideas Under £30 for Guys That are Hard to Buy For 

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Be it brother, boyfriend or your buddy best friend, when it comes to hunting out…

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OMY Colouring In Posters: Perfect Rainy Day Entertainment for Children

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Here at Luckies we love to welcome the great British summer with its afternoon of…

Cool Gift Ideas by Luckies

5 Cool Gift Ideas for Children's Birthday Parties this Summer

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Is it just us or are children way more difficult to keep occupied at birthday…

Gourmet Scratch Map by Luckies

Gourmet Scratch Map™ Recipe: Boeuf Bourguignon

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Originating from Burgundy, boeuf bourguignon is French comfort food at its finest. Beef bourguignon is…

The Perfect Movie Night Recipe For A Hipster Dad

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If you’re lucky enough to have a hipster Dad, you’ll have avoided cringing at terrible…

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10 Cool Gift Ideas for May Birthday Boys and Girls

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May babies sure are lucky. Their birthday coincides with the start of summer AND festival…

How To Frame a Scratch Map ® With Washi Tape

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We've had so many people asking how to frame a Scratch Map posters, we thought…

Party Straws by Luckies

Introducing: Party Straws

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Pre-party nerves. Everyone gets them, even P.Diddy before his annual white party. What if no…

Smartphone Projector 2.0 Copper by Luckies

Introducing: Smartphone Projector 2.0 - Copper

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Ever been on the move and suddenly had to watch Pretty Woman like, totally right…

Father's Day Gifts Recommended by Experts; Xavier Unwin

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Luckies Creative Director, Xavier Unwin, joined Luckies back in 2009. A pro at table tennis…

Party Cups by Luckies

Introducing: Party Cups

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Monday morning, 10.02am. The weekend seems so far away we could cry into our cold…

Smartphone Projector 2.0 by Luckies

Smartphone Projector 2.0: How to Set up the Perfect Home Movie Night

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There are many good reasons you’d choose a home movie night over a trip to…

Smartphone Projector 2.0 Black & Gold by Luckies

Introducing: Smartphone Projector 2.0 - Black and Gold

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Ever exclaimed to your friends how you literally can’t wait to watch the latest episode…

Luckies Guide to Planning the Perfect Summer Birthday Party

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If you’re lucky enough to be a summer baby, you’ll no doubt be busy planning…

Father's Day Cool Gift Ideas

A Luckies Guide to buying the perfect Father's Day gift for a foodie Dad

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No longer do mums slave away over a hot stove preparing your father’s mashed potato…

Father's Day Cool Gift Ideas

A Luckies Guide to buying the perfect Father's Day gift for a cool Dad

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At Luckies we’ve noticed that Dads around the world are getting cooler. They’ve swapped wearing…

Luckies Top Tips for making the most of your Summer holiday

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If you’re in the midst of planning the ultimate sun and fun filled summer break…

A Luckies Guide to planning the perfect Summer BBQ

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Here at Luckies we believe that the great British summertime is nothing without the perfect…

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4 Ways To Celebrate The Queen’s Birthday

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Our longest-reigning monarch (known to us as Queenie) is turning 90 this year and if…

Scratch Map® Poster Inspiration: Sydney

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G’day Sheila! If you haven’t uncovered Sydney on your Scratch Map® poster yet then crikey,…

Juice Bruce Squeezer by Monkey Business

Spring Break Margarita Recipe with Juice Bruce

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If you’re lucky enough to be revealing the coloured foil underneath Mexico on your Scratch…

Adventure Journal by Luckies

Adventure Journal: #236 Pig Island - Big Major Cay, Bahamas

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Swum with sharks? Tick. Swum with Dolphins? Tick. Swum with pigs? What?! When it feels…

Cool Gift Ideas

10 Cool Gifts for Girls That are Hard to Buy For

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Here at Luckies we totally get that girls can be hard to buy for. They…

Cool Gift Ideas

10 Cool Gifts for Guys That are Tough to Buy For

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Unlike the ladies who enjoy a good old fashioned hint about the cool gift ideas…

Adventure Journal by Luckies

Adventure Journal: #53 Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

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Already spent your gap year painted like a neon butterfly at Koh Phangan’s Full Moon…

How To Make Perfect Afternoon Tea

A Luckies Guide to making the perfect Afternoon Tea 

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With preparations proudly underway to celebrate Her Royal Highness’s 90th birthday, it is only too…

Scratch Map Inspiration: Mauritius

Scratch Map® Poster Inspiration: Mauritius

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Picture paradise…and now picture something more perfect than paradise and that’s Mauritius. Located in the…

Scratch Map Inspiration - Ghana

Scratch Map® Poster Inspiration: Ghana

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Commonly known as ‘Africa for beginners’, Ghana is the perfect country to explore for all…

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10 Cool Gift Ideas for April Birthdays

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The month of April brings beautiful things to everyone lucky enough to hold a birthday…

Seasonal Spring Chicken Casserole with Lid Sid

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For all foodies out there, the best thing about spring time (besides the heaps of…

The Luckies Guide to Throwing the Perfect Spring Time Picnic

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We don’t know about you, but here at Luckies the moment the sun comes out,…

A Luckies Guide: Cool Gift Ideas for Adventurers

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Life’s too short to spend each and every day in the same part of the…

A Luckies Guide: Cool Gift Ideas for Food Lovers

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For all foodies, veggies and besties that can’t get enough of cooking, our cool gift…

Scratch Map® Poster Inspiration: St Lucia

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At Luckies we believe no man is an island which is why we’ve lent a…

Scratch Map® Poster Inspiration: India: Holi Festival

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Holi Festival is a once-a-year event held in India to celebrate the first day of…

A Luckies Guide to Cool Gift Ideas under £20

A Luckies Guide to Cool Gift Ideas under £20

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In life we’re surrounded by impossibly cool people who drink hipster coffee or craft beer,…

10 cool gift ideas for March Birthday Boys and Girls

10 Cool Gift Ideas for March Birthday Boys and Girls

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Sure birthdays are great fun but the issue is that they pop up every year.…

Luckies Guide: 6 Facts You Didn’t Know about Colouring In

Luckies Guide: 6 Facts You Didn’t Know about Colouring In

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Still sitting on the fence about the colouring in trend? Maybe some of these fact…

A Beginners Guide to Colouring In for Mindfulness

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If like us, you’ve noticed more coloured in mandolin flowers than poached eggs and smashed…

Mother's Day; A Luckies Recipe for Breakfast in Bed

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Treat your mum to the best breakfast in bed she's ever had this Mother's Day…

The Luckies of London Guide to Mother's Day Gifts Under £20

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Sunday 6th March is the date all Mothers across the country have been counting down…

Luckies Guide to Mother’s Day Activities around the UK

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Let's face it, does your mum really want to go for a boring Sunday lunch…

What to give someone who's been to the Oscars

The 88th Academy Awards: What to give someone who’s been to The Oscars

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The Oscar Winners 2016 have been announced at the 88th Academy Awards at the Dolby…

Scratch Map® Poster Inspiration: Taiwan Lantern Festival

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If you’re currently roaming around rural Asia then put down your chow mein and chopsticks…

Top 5 last minute Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

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For all you last-minute lovers, Luckies can save the day with these top 5 Valentine’s…

Top 3 Valentine's Day Weekend Getaways Recommended by Luckies

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They say travelling as a couple is a real make or break, but fear not…

Luckies Instagram Love for New York

Luckies of London Instagram Love: New York City, USA.

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We are all about travel, whether catching a long haul flight to a tropical paradise,…

Introducing the Framed Scratch Map® Deluxe Poster from Luckies…

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Everyone has a loved one who prefers the finer things in life. Trust us, Scratch…

Christmas Gifts, recommended by Luckies experts: Pete Ellison

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Luckies Operations Director, Pete Ellison is our go-to-guy whenever we've got a problem in the…

Christmas Gifts, recommended by Luckies experts: Jim Cox

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Luckies Managing Director, Jim Cox founded Luckies back in 2005 and we think it's pretty…

Introducing the Framed Scratch Map® Original Poster from Luckies…

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Whilst our Scratch Map® Original world map poster makes a wonderful gift suitable for many…

Animal Gift Wrap

The Luckies of London Guide to Buying Christmas Gifts Like a Pro

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Whilst Luckies is a huge fan of sausages wrapped in bacon, Christmas parties, family gatherings…

Scratch Globe by Luckies

A Step by Step Guide to Making Scratch Globe; The World's Only 3D Scratch Map® Globe of the World!

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The Scratch Globe is one of our favourite products at Luckies,  after all who wouldn't…

3 Cool Gift Ideas for the Guy who has Everything

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Never mind trying to find cool gifts for the girl who has everything, finding cool…

Adventure Map by Luckies

Adventure #269 Mardis Gras, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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So if you had the choice to either spend your evening flipping pancakes, inhaling the…

Smartphone Projector by Luckies

Smartphone Projector = Smart entertainment for the kids this half term

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Keeping the kids entertained during the half term break can be a difficult task and with…

Message Rolling Pin by Luckies

Message Rolling Pin; A shortbread recipe that will win you star baker!

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The Great British Bake Off fever has well and truly hit but unfortunately for some…

Adventure Journal: #63 Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

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The world is your oyster. A phrase that ignites wanderlust faster than than you can…

Scratch Map Inspiration

Scratch Map® Poster Inspiration: Bali

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The most famous island in Indonesia, Bali needs to be uncovered on your Scratch Map®  ASAP!…

Travel Gifts

A Luckies Guide to Travel Gifts that Avoid Travel Stress: Part 3

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For some of us, no matter how breathtaking the scenery on holiday, how tasty the…

Scratch Globe by Luckies

Need cool travel gifts for the design loving creative? Give them a Scratch Globe!

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Not sure if you've noticed but there are A LOT of travel gifts out there…

Holiday Dream Team: loveholidays and Scratch Maps

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You might be looking for inspiration for places to visit, you may be hoping to…

3 Unique Gift Ideas for the Gadget Obsessed Technophile in your Life

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In a society where you stand out if you don't post everything you eat in…

A Luckies Guide to Planting Subliminal Gift Ideas into the Mind of your Boyfriend or Girlfriend…

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We won't mention names but last Christmas, a Luckies employee was given a diamanté encrusted…

Novelty stationary gift ideas

5 Epic Gift Ideas for the Novelty Stationery Obsessed Junkie in your Life

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Some people might scoff at the term 'stationery junkie' but that's only because they haven't…

Smartphone Projector by Luckies

Smartphone Projector: The Ultimate Gift for the Guy who has Everything

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Finding a gift for the guy who has everything is not an easy task. But…

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3 Superior Gift Ideas for the High Rolling Kimye Wannabes in your Life

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Everyone has that friend. The one who orders champagne at Nandos, eats oysters for lunch…

Scratch Map Inspiration: Greece

Scratch Map® Poster Inspiration: Greece

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Not to brag or anything but here at Luckies, Greece has already been scratched off…

5 Unique Gifts for the Girl Who Has Everything

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What do you get the girl who has a different handbag for every day of…

Adventure Journal by Luckies

Introducing Adventure Journal from Luckies; The Perfect Travel Gift for Travel Addicts!

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The benefits of travel are endless; the opportunity to disconnect from modern life, the chance…

Kitchen gift ideas

6 Awesome Kitchen Gift Ideas for the Great British Bake Off Enthusiast

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It's that time of year again when we get to hear how Paul Hollywood detests…

Travel Gifts

A Luckies Guide to Travel Gifts that Help Avoid Travel Stress: Part 1

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Anticipating a holiday is almost as exciting as actually taking it. The places you'll see,…

Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Boss

A Luckies Gift Guide to Christmas Gift Ideas for your Boss

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In our previous blog post titled 'A Luckies Gift Guide to Unique Christmas Gifts for…

Travel Gfits

A Luckies Guide to Travel Gifts that avoid Travel Stress: Part 2

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Although we Brits are renowned for our willingness to queue quietly, nothing induces travel stress/rage…

Introducing the Message Rolling Pin Gift Set from Luckies

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With the Great British Bake Off  back on our screens, there couldn't be a better…

Get set for Summer with A Life Travel Accessories

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If your level of organisation errs on the side of obsessive, but also love a…

Unique Christmas Gifts For Guys

A Luckies Gift Guide to Unique Christmas Gifts for Men

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Don't get us wrong, here at Luckies we LOVE Christmas. Still, we'd be lying if…

Gift Ideas For Your Mother In Law

A Luckies Gift Guide to Christmas Gift Ideas for your Mother-in-Law

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Any one else filled with tiny a sense of dread at the thought of gift…

Cucumbo Pesto Courgetti

Cucumbo Pesto Courgetti with Grilled Chicken and Feta

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Imagine pasta has a sister. A glowing skinned, environmentally friendly, yoga practising, smoothie drinking, kale…

Nessie Ladle Summer Fruits Punch

Nessie Ladle Summer Fruits Punch

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As seen on BuzzFeed and Gizmodo, Ototo's Nessie the Ladle is back and this time…

Scratch Map® Poster Inspiration: The Antarctic

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We don't know how many of you have managed to mark off the Antarctic off…

Get your desk sorted for your first day with Luckies stationery

A Luckies Gift Guide to Starting a New Job and Smashing it like a Boss.

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Starting a new job can be a pretty nerve-wracking experience. There’s a tonne of names…

Luckies Post Travel Checklist

The Luckies of London Post-Travel Checklist

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Just got back from the holiday of a lifetime? We can't wait to hear all…

Awesome gifts from Luckies for the Jet set adventurer!

A Luckies Gift Guide to buying for the jet set adventurer!

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Travel junkies are usually quite difficult to buy gifts for. As seasoned globetrotters, they already…

Vatnajokull, Iceland

Scratch Map® Poster Inspiration: Iceland

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From its mystical northern lights to its bustling nightlife, Iceland is one of Europe's most…

Greetings Card Kit by Luckies of London

Valentines Day Gift Guide - Recommended by the Experts

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Jenni Day joined Luckies back in 2010, and is our UK Business Development Manager. Making…

Scratchmap Inspiration, from Russia with love

Scratch Map® Poster Inspiration: Russia

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Russia is full of historical and cultural flavour – and Team Luckies are keen to…

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Unusual Gifts for Men: The Tech Loving James Bond Wannabe

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We know how difficult it can be to get the right gift for the guys…

Staycation Inspiration: Al Fresco Dining Part One

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Haven't managed to get away this summer? Ah never mind mate, it's not all bad.…

How to build a Luckies Smartphone Projector

The Luckies Guide To Building The Smartphone Projector

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You've unwrapped the Smartphone Projector, given your best mate/brother/the family dog a big thumbs up…

Luckies Pre Travel Checklist

The Luckies of London Pre-Travel Checklist

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About to jet off on the holiday of a lifetime? Ah mate, we're so jealous.…

Scratch Map Inspiration, Luckies team tips for Brazil.

Scratch Map® Poster Inspiration: Brazil

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With many people having headed to Rio de Janeiro for the recent FIFA World Cup…

A Beginner's Guide To Buying The Perfect Gift

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Looking for the perfect gift but have no idea where to start? Don't sweat it.…

Three Classic New York Foodie Heavens for Visitors on a Budget

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For sweet snacks with coffee head to Doughnut Plant. New York is known as the…

Top 5 Travel Gifts for Men 2014

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Men can be hard to buy for sometimes, and it can be daunting trying to…

Sri Lanka

If you only do five things in Sri Lanka;

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It’s all very well travelling the world to Scratch off as many countries as possible,…