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3 Christmas gift ideas for her

Christmas is coming! The goose is getting fat. The Coca Cola ad is on repeat and the shops are unbearably full and stiflingly hot. You’ve no doubt made your Christmas list and ticked everyone off already though, right? No? You’ve still got to get something for Mum? For your wife? Girlfriend? Auntie? Uh oh, back to the shops you go with every other Tom, Dick and Carol… Unless, you’d rather sit back on the sofa with a cup of home brewed Christmas blend coffee and click on one of these 3 Christmas gift ideas for her? Oh alright then, you take it easy – we’ve got your Christmas covered.

1. Scratch Map Original

If you’re looking for a meaningful Christmas present for Mum that says ‘thanks for all your hard work bringing me up but now it’s time to do something for yourself’, then how about our Scratch Map Original? There’s no better way to encourage her to get out there and see the world, or to stay out of the country and out of your business for a few more weeks of the year at least.

2. Love Note

If you’re looking for the ultimate romantic gift for your wife or girlfriend then look no further than the Love Note. What lady (or man for that matter) wouldn’t soon over their very own personal love message in a bottle? The simplest things in life are the sweetest and all you have to do with this xmas gift is write your own personal note to your loved one and seal it in the bottle with the sticker provided, and they’ll have a gift they can cherish forever.

3. Pocket Tin Speaker

If you’re still stumped for Christmas gifts for her then how about one of our pocket sized smartphone speakers? The perfect stocking filler for music lovers and a great Christmas present for a friend or work colleague; they can blast those Christmas tunes out for all to hear, whether they want to or not.

How to wrap a gift this Xmas featuring Festive Gift wrap

Who loves wrapping Xmas gifts? Some people love an evening spent in front of the TV wrapping presents in front of a good Christmas film with a glass of mulled wine. For others it is their very idea of stressful holiday hell, which is why this year we’ve come to the rescue with our guide on how to wrap a gift this Xmas featuring Festive Gift wrap.

Festive Gifts Wrap

If you’re a bit of a wrapping klutz then you’ll know that feeling on Xmas eve when everyone puts their gifts under the tree and your Sister presents these magnificent presents that look they’ve been wrapped by Mr Selfridge’s personal gift wrapper.

There’s fancy paper with matching bows and hand made tags and curling ribbon. Whilst yours end up looking like they’ve been wrapped by a 5 year old, and the bow’s fallen off, and the corner is coming away so you can see what the gift is, meaning that your wrapping has failed in even it’s one fundamental purpose. Well, not this year! This year you’re going to wow with gifts shaped like festive figures from Santa Claus, a Snowman, a Reindeer and more! Here’s how to use our Festive Gift Wrap…

These work best when wrapping a box shaped gift. Start by laying the box face down on the gift wrap you’ve chosen from the pack and wrap the box with the present in. Here’s a handy tip: use double sided sticky tape and tape the paper to the box for added neatness!

Once you’ve got the present covered, choose the eyes, nose, mouth, moustache, whatever pieces go with your chosen figure from the sticker sheets and stick them on.

Get some scissors and cut out the tail, ears, feet, hat or antlers and stick on with glue.

Ta-Da! Behold your Snowman present / Nutcracker gift / Christmas tree 3-gift surprise.

There are enough sheets of wrapping paper, stickers and cut out features in each pack to create 6 awesome festive figures for the whole family. Just wait and see the look on your sister’s face when you whip these out this Christmas! Everyone will love them so much, they might not even want to open them!

Top 3 cool gadgets for men the Christmas

If you’re looking for some cool gifts for the men in your life this Christmas that offer a little more than the usual array of aftershave, shirts, jumpers and chocolate oranges, then how about getting them one of our super cool gadgets for men? Men love gifts that are practical and useful but these gift ideas also offer quirky design and innovative technology making them perfect Christmas gifts for your Dad, Brother, Husband or Boyfriend. Check out our top 3 cool gadgets for men this Christmas.

1. Adventure Wristband
This nifty piece of wearable technology combines fashion and functionality. A 4GB USB encased in a cool leather slap-on wristband, so he’ll never be caught short without a USB stick. The perfect stocking filler for the man in your life who likes to take his work home with him; he’ll never be without those important files wherever he decides to set up office, at home or in the local cafe. Or perhaps a present for a photography enthusiast to always have somewhere on hand to download and store photos, and free up that all important memory.

2. Camera Light
A unique Xmas gift he can put in his home office or can be used as a bedside lamp. This rechargeable light styled as a retro camera will make a stylish gift for the man who likes to fill his home with quirky features. The innovative design makes use of the shutter button as the on off switch and includes a micro-USB. A cool Christmas present for gadget lovers and budding photographers.

3. Magni-VIewer
If you’re looking for a Christmas gift for a man who loves nothing more than binge watching his favourite TV show then why not give him even more opportunities for viewing? The Magni-Viewer doubles the size of his smartphone screen making watching TV and videos on his phone a lot more comfortable on the eyes. Which means he effectively has a portable TV he can carry around and watch whilst on the beach, in the park, even on the loo if he so desires. (We won’t judge!)

3 cool stocking fillers under £10

3 cool stocking fillers under £10

Waking up and finding a stocking full of gifts is always a highlight of Christmas but when you don’t have Father Christmas to give you a helping hand it can be difficult finding the perfect stocking fillers. These 3 cool stocking fillers are under £10 and are sure to put a smile on the faces of your family and friends.

1. Nutter Cookie Cutter
This adorable Squirrel cookie cutter is the perfect gift for anyone who is nutty about baking. Take things to an extreme level of cuteness by folding up the squirrel’s little arms so it can tightly grasp its precious nut. This is the ideal stocking filler and is also a great way to subtly hint that you want some home-baked cookies…

2. Matchstick Pencils
Finally, a box of matches that don’t have to be kept out of reach from children. This set of 8 wooden pencils with erasers is the perfect cool stocking filler for those who have a slight obsession with stylish stationery. Not only do these look super groovy sitting on a desk they are very functional, proving that sometimes you really can have the best of both worlds.

3. Marshmallow Pencil & Eraser
Everyone loves toasting marshmallows over a fire and although we do not recommend holding this particular marshmallow over an open flame, it makes the perfect stocking filler for anyone with a sweet tooth. The candy pink marshmallow eraser and twig-shaped pencil make this the perfect guilt-free addition to any pencil case.

Christmas biscuit recipe with snowman icing

It’s a rainy weekend in December and you’re cooped up in the house; what can you do to keep the kids entertained and yourself from going mad? Get creative in the kitchen with this fun melting snowman biscuit recipe! The great thing about these festive Christmas biscuits is that the messier they are, the better they look. So they’re perfect for little ones and it doesn’t matter if you’re no Delia Smith in the kitchen either, as there’s minimal cooking skills required! And to make it that extra bit fun we’ve got some great novelty cooking gifts to help you.

Ingredients:
200g fondant icing sugar
6 white marshmallows
6 large cookies
24 mini chocolate beans
Tube black writing icing.

Method:

1. Put the icing sugar into a bowl and add cold water a teaspoon at a time using our Mon Cherry measuring spoons and egg separator. Keep adding water until the mixture is runny but thick enough to coat a spoon.
2. Snip the marshmallows in half using wetted scissors.
3. Spoon a little icing onto each cookie and attach half a marshmallow for the snowman’s head. Using a little icing, stick the other half on top at an angle so it looks like it’s melting. Drizzle a little more icing onto the cookie to make melting snow.
4. Break the pretzel sticks in half and place on the cookie for arms. Stick orange chocolate beans on for the noses. Stick three chocolate beans on each cookie to represent buttons.
5. Using the writing icing, pipe small blobs for the eyes and mouth. Leave to set.

Now that’s the cheat method using cookies out of a packet. But if you want to keep the kids entertained a little while longer, you can always bake your own cookies, and let’s be honest, nothing beats the smell of homemade cookies baking in the oven! If you do decide to bake your own then you’ll need some baking tools so how about our Nutter Cookie Cutter to make fun squirrel shaped cookies?

The kids will love rolling special messages into their biscuits with our Message Rolling Pin Gift Box. They can stamp the underneath of their cookies with ‘Secret Recipe’, ‘Made with Love’ or, if you’re making Halloween biscuits, how about ‘Bite Me’.

5 cool stocking fillers for men who have everything

Back in the olden days, circa 1989 or something, stocking fillers for guys were easy. It was the days of Walkmans, and Parker Pens were still cool, and cufflinks were still a thing. But nowadays, everybody’s already got everything; they’ve got two of everything! And it’s not so easy to fill those stockings with all the good stuff. So how do you find cool gifts for men that are unique and unusual but still full of xmas cheer? Well you can start by trying one of these 5 cool stocking fillers for men who have everything.

1. The Explorer Bottle
Gift ideas for men with big plans of the outdoorsy variety. If he’s the type of man to be planning a long Boxing Day hike and dragging the whole family along with him, then he’ll enjoy The Explorer Bottle. This reusable water bottle is made from stainless steel with an anodised black finish and features a carry loop for handsfree portability.

2. The Envelope
If you’re looking for Xmas gifts for him; the man who’s laptop is his portable office, then how about The Envelope? He can take his work home with him in style with this fashionable tech sleeve designed to look a retro manilla envelope. Made from a tear proof and writeable material.

3. Milk Light
The ultimate house accessory for retro lovers; this nostalgic light is designed in the shape of an old fashioned milk bottle and will conjure up memories of collecting the milk off your doorstep in the mornings. The rechargeable lamp gives off an ambient light perfect for evenings in and dinner parties.

4. Hologram Viewer
Whether you’re looking for stocking fillers for your Dad, brother, partner or husband, this is a sure fire hit. This fun little gadget allows you to create and view your own holograms!

5. Magni-Viewer
If you’re still looking for a unique gift for him that he won’t already had then give this cool xmas gift a whirl. This travel sized smartphone magnifier doubles your screen size making it easier to view content from your smartphone once on the move.

Easy Christmas gift ideas

Some people love Christmas. It hits December 1st and that’s it; the tree’s up, decs are out, presents are bought and wrapped and they’re whizzing about spreading their very own brand of smug Christmas cheer. But it’s not like that for all of us. Some of us feel daunted by the prospect of making a xmas list as long as our arm and dragging ourselves around the shops fighting the crowds over the last box of speciality festive biscuits that will probably do for someone, you’re not sure who yet… Here at Luckies we’d like to take the pressure off a bit and make your Christmas shopping stress free, because Christmas should be about celebrating and not suffering. So three cheers for easy Christmas gift ideas! All in one place, all guaranteed to please and delight come Christmas morning.

We’ve Christmas gift ideas for her a plenty starting with our Corkboard Map; a self adhesive map of the world made of cork so she can pin memories from all her travels across the globe to it, or use it to plan and inspire future trips. Either way, it looks great on any wall and makes the perfect Xmas gift for travel lovers. Or how about our Smartphone Projector and Speaker 2.0 Gift Set? She can use it to project movies onto any wall, indoors or out.

If it’s stocking fillers you’re after we’ve lots of fun stationery gifts such as Matchstick Pencils; a box of pencils and erasers designed to look like an old fashioned book of matches. Or how about the Miss Meter Tape Measure if they’re into DIY? Or if cooking’s more their bag; the Nessie Family Gift Set makes a lovely culinary gift.

If you’re looking for xmas gift ideas for him then you’ve certainly come to the right place. Our Barbecue Stamp is a big hit with gents young and old. Or, if they’re less of a BBQ grilling king and more of a bonafide foodie then may we recommend our Gourmet Scratch Map. A bucket list for your taste buds, this scratch map poster encourages you to eat your way around Europe’s finest foods.