Friday, 22 June 2018

Be Festival Ready with Studio...





If you’re lucky enough to be heading to one of the many festivals around the UK this year, it’s important to pack in advance to prepare for the inevitable mounds of mud brought on by the bleak British weather! From camping equipment to wardrobe choices, we here at Studio have come up with the ultimate itinerary to help you survive British festival season - rain or shine!

Clothing

Wellies
Wellies are at the top of your festival checklist, responsible for keeping your feet warm and dry no matter how deep the puddles of mud get. Whether your budget is big or small, we have a pair of wellington boots to suit you.




Waterproof Rain Coat
In standard British fashion, expect the heavens to open at one point or another on your festival trip. If you want to make sure you’re prepared for a spell of summer showers, bring a raincoat along to protect yourself from getting soggy in the rain.





Other festival clothing essentials include:

  • Thick jumpers to stay warm at night
  • Light t-shirts in case it’s sunnier than expected
  • Loads of outfit changes for when the rain ruins what you’re wearing
  • Plenty of spare socks and underwear to keep yourself feeling clean
  • Sun protection such as sunglasses and hats
  • A comfy and secure backpack to keep your valuables safe


Camping Equipment

 

Tent

A tent is going to be your home away from home for a few days, giving you an element of personal space to crash and sleep off your cider fuelled hangover. At Studio, we have a huge range of tents available in a variety of sizes and styles to suit your group to a tee.



Camping Chair

Bringing a camping chair is a social essential, allowing you to create a space in your campsite to sit around, chat and chill and if you don’t fancy carting it all the way back home when you’re feeling worse for wear, you won’t feel like you’ve wasted your money.



Sleeping Equipment 

All that drinking and dancing is tiring, so when you need to retire to catch up on a few z’s, make sure you have a comfy nest to crawl into to recharge your batteries. Sleeping Bags are designed for cold temperatures, keeping you toasty and insulated when the temperatures drop at night. If you need a few creature comforts to get to sleep, make sure you bring along an air mattress to add warmth and comfort to your slumber, and also think about bringing a fluffy throw for added home away from home vibes.

 Shop all air beds & sleeping bags here...


Trolley
You maybe thinking by now, ‘how am I going to get all this to the campsite?’ Well, all is not lost, you won’t have to lug it all around in a rucksack like a welly wearing pack-mule. Instead, simply buy a festival trolley!

 

Extras:

  • Spare tent pegs
  • Camping mallet
  • Extra tarpaulin
  • Lantern; torch or any other outdoor lightning
Soap and Hygiene

Soaps, lotions and potions
All of us have our own daily beauty routines; if you don’t want to give it up while you live in a field for a few days, remember to bring along a travel set of soap which includes all your beauty goodies.





Other soapy essentials:

  • Baby wipes
  • Makeup wipes
  • Deodorant, perfume/aftershave
  • Dry shampoo
  • Air freshener
  • Sun cream
  • Condoms
  • Toilet roll
  • Hair brush and bobbles
  • Bug spray


Flip Flops/Sliders 
If you’re planning on getting a shower while you’re camping, don’t expect anything luxurious. Thousands of people will be using the showers over the weekend, so make sure you avoid the dirt by packing a pair of sandals or flip flops into your luggage.

Swimwear
Obviously, a festival isn’t a holiday, and sadly there’s no relaxing swimming pool or jacuzzi, but it’s best to pack a swimsuit if you’re planning on getting a shower, just in case! Try a tankini to keep yourself covered with no restrictions for washing, or just simply swim shorts for men.




Food/Snacks

Stove
To avoid the costs of food on site, take along loads of tinned food such a beans or soup so you can cook it on your very own portable gas stove - remember to pack extras as well, a pan and a tin opener are crucial!

 Shop all outdoor cooking here...



Snacks
Packing a few snacks is important for keeping your energy up, so make sure to take along a few treats like biscuits, bread, cakes or breakfast bars - pack them in a food protector container to make sure they stay fresh and away from bugs!





Alcohol
Last but not least, pack as much alcohol as you can carry! Booze is undoubtedly one of the most important ingredients of a successful festival, so make sure you don’t get stung by the sky high prices of beer on site. However, keep in mind that you’re not allowed glass bottles on site, so empty your spirits into plastic bottles before you leave and opt for cans of beer and cider instead.

You can find our full range of Festival Essentials here...


Friday, 1 June 2018

Father's Day Gift Inspiration from Studio...





With Father’s Day just around the corner (It’s the 17th June if you forgot), it’s the perfect opportunity to spoil the men in our lives! We’ve put together this handy gift guide to give you some inspiration...

We have gifts for every type of Dad, from the avid football lover to the gardening guru, there's a gift for every personality - and don’t forget most of our gifts can be personalised for free!

Personalised Wallets
Remind him how much you care each day with a cute message in a personalised wallet!



Personalised Mugs and Glasses
If he loves drinking tea or having a pint, we have an array of beautifully personalised mugs & glasses that you can choose from… 



Alcohol Related Gifts 
Whether he likes a wee dram or a full bodied glass of wine, we are sure to cater for his favourite tipple…



Gifts for a Sport Enthusiast 
If he loves a round of golf or cheering on his favourite football team, we have just the gift for him...



Fragrance 
Peruse our large range of men's fragrance and you're sure to find his signature scent...





Experience Days 
If you have a daredevil for a Dad, he'll love one of our experience days! Choose from driving a supercar to sending him on a hot air balloon flight...






Funny Gifts & Gadgets
If your Dad is game for a laugh then you're definitely going to find him the perfect gift from our range...




We hope we've given you some inspiration on what to buy the main man in your life this Father's Day, and for even more gift ideas check out our Father's Day Shop here...






Thursday, 26 April 2018

Perfect personalised gifts, for your own little prince or princess!



Today came the official announcement of the third royal baby, Prince Louis Arthur Charles...

Whether you’ve been following the story closely, or only found out through your friend’s Facebook status, the arrival of a new baby is something to celebrate. If you’ve been recently blessed, or a friend or family member has recently welcomed a new arrival then keep reading for some royally good gift inspiration!

Give your little one an outfit fit for royalty! This gorgeous baby vest with a royal crown design can be personalised for free with baby’s name and birth year.

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A lovely memento of baby’s arrival, you can store away the pennies for a rainy day or your next royal day out!  




Check out the entire royal crown baby range here.

This gorgeous sterling silver baby bangle makes a great christening gift, and can be personalised for free!




This cute animal cutlery set is a perfect new baby gift, and can also be engraved with baby’s name free of charge.




Get your little one kitted out in a super snuggly personalised baby robe. This lovely robe comes in blue, pink, white and lemon – and is also available as a hooded jacket or romper!




Or combine cute and practical, this baby sleepsuit with personalised teddy comes in pink, blue and grey!




Don’t forget to check out our website - we have loads more adorable baby gifts, and great toys and gifts for older kids too! Check out our full range of personalised baby gifts here or alternatively check out our perfect baby gift board on Pinterest 

Friday, 6 April 2018

Refresh Your Home This Spring with Studio...




Refreshing your home doesn’t have to be difficult, or expensive! While an extreme home makeover can be costly, there are loads of simple updates you can do to transform your home this spring. Here are some quick, easy and cost-effective home improvements you can do yourself!


Wallpaper
Give your old painted walls some new life or create a cool feature wall! Wallpaper is a great alternative to a new paint job, and there are loads of great options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a sophisticated pattern for your living room or bedroom, or making over the kids’ rooms in bright, fun characters, there really is something to suit any space.



Rugs, curtains and throws
Textiles are a great low-effort way to add colour and refresh your room. A new pair of curtains is a stylish and practical option, with loads of colours and patterns to choose from.





Rugs are another easy update and a great way to brighten up wood or laminate surfaces.




If you like the idea of updating your living room furniture, but don’t have the budget for a new sofa or chairs, try accessorising with a throw or new cushions. This quick and easy style hack is great for protecting your furniture, and updates the look of a room for a pocket-friendly price.

 Shop rugs and throws here...

Bathroom
The bathroom is often dismissed as too expensive to revamp, and although new bathroom units are pricey, there are loads of other ways you can refresh your bathroom without breaking the bank.

Storage is key when creating a bright, uncluttered bathroom space. 

Step 1: Make sure you have enough storage space for all the cosmetics, bottles, hair care and toiletries you use on a regular basis. 

Step 2: Store them away. 

It sounds simple (and it is) but makes a real difference to the look of your bathroom. But if you’re still stuck on step 1, see our range of bathroom storage.




Updating your bathroom textiles can also make your bathroom look instantly brighter and fresher. Check out or range of towels, with such a wide range of colours to choose from, and starting at only £4.99 for a 6-piece bale - and if you’re looking for a new bath mat set, those start from only £3.99!





Kitchen
The kitchen has loads of potential…. but first thing’s first, a good tidy up will make your kitchen look miles better! Ditch those old tea towels, clear out those cupboards and move the clutter from your work surfaces.




Give your walls an update with stick-on tile transfers that are simple to apply (just peel and stick) and they can be easily cut to size to fit your kitchen spaces.




Refreshing a few key details can also make a huge difference, so if your crockery is looking a bit dull and outdated, check out our on-trend, great value dinner sets that will brighten up your mealtimes. 



Bedroom
One of the simplest ways to refresh your bedroom is with some fresh, new, on-trend bedding, and a home refresh is the perfect excuse. You can really pull the look together with some coordinating curtains, bedspread and cushions for a boudoir everyone will be envious of! 

 Shop bedding here...

If you liked these tips and want to get started, head over to studio.co.uk for more home makeover inspiration and don't forget about our DIY Shop and stock up on all the things you'll need to make your home beautiful this spring!





Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Have a Happy Easter With Studio...



So… When you think of Easter what do you envisage? Lazy lie-ins, long walks in the country and an abundance of chocolate eggs, or do you wonder how on earth you’re going to keep the kids amused during the two-week break from school? If it is the latter, worry not as we here at Studio have a few ideas that will allow you to experience a stress free and enjoyable fortnight…

Why not throw an Easter egg hunt?
Keep your little chicks entertained by secretly hiding delicious chocolate eggs round your home or garden and then let the kids go on an exciting treasure hunt. We can’t think of a better or cheaper way to spend a springtime afternoon!

We have a huge selection of sweet treats, so there will definitely be something to suit every taste and every budget!





Host a spring-inspired Easter picnic
With a lot of families being stretched financially, taking the family out to eat can be a very costly affair, so why not host a spring-inspired picnic instead? This Yellowstone Wicker Picnic Hamper from is a steal at only £28.99 and is the perfect way in which to cater for a family of four, plus it can be used time and time again.

Make some sandwiches, pack up and go spend a beautifully relaxed, cost-effective afternoon in your garden or local park and while away the hours as the kids play…




Let’s play outside
Children are using more technology in their daily lives than ever before. They also spend less time outdoors than ever before, so how can we tempt the children of today to go outside and play this Easter? Well… Studio has the answer with their range of outdoor toys... From swings, slides and trampolines to mud kitchens, we have something for everyone!




But what happens if the British weather lets us down?
We can never rely on the weather and there’s nothing worse than having bored kids trapped indoors for two weeks, so unleash their creativity and get them involved in some Easter crafts! They will have hours of fun making Easter pop up cards and cute paper chicks!





Or why not have some fun in the kitchen, we love these kid friendly Easter recipes! Our favourites are the flowerpot chocolate chip muffins!




However, if you’re lucky enough to be getting away for Easter, you should definitely check out our holiday shop for all your holiday essentials, from luggage to swimwear Studio has you covered!

 Shop holiday essentials here



We hope we’ve given you some ideas for the upcoming break and we wish you a very happy Easter!