Friday, 9 October 2015

Fun Ideas For October Half Term

There's nothing worse than having one of those 'don't know what to do' October half term days, or hearing the kids on day two of the holiday saying "Muuuuummmmmmm, i'm bored!" So if your looking for some fun ideas for October Half Term? We have some great ideas for things to make, see and do!

1 - Baking
Why not get the kids interested in baking by letting them make their own pies, cakes or even salt dough decorations that they could decorate and keep. They could make autumnal shaped ones in the shape of leaves or conkers, or even get a head start on Christmas with snowmen, Christmas tree, star and bell shaped ones. They can then decorate to their hearts content!

2 - Board Games
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Something that children rarely get bored of playing with. From classics such as Monopoly and Operation to new favourites such as pie face. Board games can provide you and the kids with hours of fun.

3 - Dress Up
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Kids love dressing up, whether its in an actual dressing up outfit or mix and matching characters or even making their own, and with Halloween coming up during half term as well, dressing up is likely to be at the top of most kids things to do list!

4 - Art and Craft
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If October half term week ends up being a wet and windy week there is still plenty you can still do to keep the kids entertained, from simple potato printing for the little kids to full on masterpieces for the older kids. Kids can get involved in making Halloween masks, or painting autumn leaves they've collected. And with Christmas just around the corner this is the perfect time to start making cards and gifts.

5 - Play-Doh
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There is so much fun that can be had with Play-Doh, whether it's with the Play-Doh Vinci Anywhere Art Studio, Play-Doh Crazy Cuts or simply tubs and tubs of Play-Doh you can make, build, design and re-make many many shapes and patterns.

6 - Reading
Many kids have tablets and e-readers where they can play and read where ever they are, but physical books are so much fun. We've got a fab range of education, colourful, musical, personalised and character books for children. Prices start from only £3.99.

7 - Outdoor Ideas
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Autumn is a really special time to be outdoors, there is so much to captivate children on walks and trips to the park, from simply kicking fallen leaves to collecting some of their favourite leaves and flowers to take home and press or paint. Collecting conkers is also a great autumn activity, see how many you can collect and take them home to ready them for your own personal conker championship!

8 - Learn a New Skill
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If time is on your side at half term why not teach the kids to knit or sew, it doesn't have to be an expensive skill or hobby, as sewing kits and knitting kits start from under £10, the kids will have a real sense of achievement from having made something themselves too. They could start by simply making a sock kitty, or a decorating a purse or bag, or learning to knit and making their own knitted animals.

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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Top Ten Gift Ideas For Animal Lovers - From Only 99p

Whether you're looking for a gift for someone who has pets, or for someone who just loves all things animal related, we've got a great range of gifts for everyone.

1 - Gift Experience - Pet Photoshoot
Gift Experience - Pet Photoshoot
We all love our pets and they are a treasured member of the family, so why not include your four-legged friend in your family portrait. Whether you prefer a classic or contemporary style, you will be expertly guided by the photographer throughout to enable that your tastes and desires are catered for. The photographer will capture the best out of you and your pet.

With locations nationwide you shouldn't have to travel over an hour in order to participate in your session and viewing. Your experience will include a one hour portrait session for you and your pet at a studio and a complimentary 10"x 8" image. Only £28.99

2 - The Bright Side Give Me Treats Or I'll Destroy Something Pet Tin
The Bright Side Give Me Treats Or I'll Destroy Something Pet Tin
A brilliant treat tin from The Bright Side. Made of metal with a removable red lid it would look marvellous in any laundry room, pantry or perhaps green house. The front reads 'Give me treats or I’ll destroy something', the back reads 'Cat Hotel complimentary nibbles'. Now Only £7.99

3 - The Bright Side To Bribe Dog With Treat Tin
The Bright Side To Bribe Dog With Treat Tin
Keep your furry friends happy with this brilliant treat tin from The Bright Side. Made of metal with a removable blue lid, it would look marvellous in any laundry room, pantry or perhaps green house. The front of the tin reads 'To Bribe Dog With!' and the back reads 'Try not to accidentally eat when drunk'. Now Only £12.99

4 - The Bright Side Poop Scoop
The Bright Side Poop Scoop
Only the stylish lettering of The Bright Side can glamourise something like a poop scoop! Sturdily designed and made of metal, you can be the envy of many, even while scooping poop! This scoop comes with the words 'You Poop I Scoop'. Only 4.99

5 - Puppy & Kitten Calendars
Puppy & Kitten Calendars
A gift that will keep on giving! Each calendar has a 3 year reference calendar on back, and there is a new page every month with a new picture, and space per day for notes. Calender size 33 x 11.3cm (13 x 4½"). Now Only 99p each.

6 - Animal Design Cushion Covers
Animal Design Cushion Covers
Whether you're buying for you or a friend, we have a whole host of cushion covers with animal designs on, from pugs, robins, cows, stags, bears, hares and wolves! Why not have one of each :-) Prices from only £3.99

7 - Personalised Christmas Stockings
Personalised Christmas Stockings
These Personalised Christmas Stockings are great for either people who love their pets or even the pets themselves, though we don't think there'll be anyone who will have a pet stag ;-). Cat, Stag and Dog designs available. Now From Only £5.99

8 - Cooksmart Fine Bone China Mugs - Cat & Dog Designs

Superb quality fine china mugs in a tankard shape. Choose from either cat or dog design for only £4.99

9 - Spoilt Cat & Spoilt Dog Coir Doormats
Spoilt Cat & Spoilt Dog Coir Doormats
Natural printed coir mats with PVC backing suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Available in "A Very Spoilt Dog Lives Here" and "A Very Spoilt Cat Lives Here" designs Size W40 x L60cm (15¾ x 23½"). Now Only £4.99

10 - Ladies Animal Design Onesies & Twosies
Ladies Animal Design Onesies & Twosies
Onesies and Twosies make great gift ideas, especially when the weather starts turning colder. brr. We have a Cat twosie and a Rabbit Onesie as well as Bear and Panda designs which are also available. Now Only £12.99 each.

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Friday, 18 September 2015

Top Ten Gift Ideas For Gardeners - All Under £20

If you know someone who loves their garden and gardening chances are they'll love a garden related gift! Whether it's something to make gardening easier, something to decorate a garden, or just a gift for a gardener it's sure to go down a treat. And the great news is that these gifts are great for any gift giving occasion, not just Christmas, though they would make great Christmas gifts too!

1 - Only A Shed Plaque

A humorous metal plaque with a metal chain for easy hanging. It could be hung on the outside of a shed to deter visitors from your haven, or on the inside of a shed so you can see it on the wall or the back of the door while pottering in the shed. Now Only £4.99

2 - Circular Slate Garden Thermometer - Personalised
Circular Slate Garden Thermometer - Personalised

A trendy slate thermometer with a white face and black dial, perfect for hanging on the wall inside or outside. The outside of the dial can be laser messaged with a name of your choice, making it an extra special gift for a friend or family member. You can add personalisation of up to 25 characters. Only £15.99

3 - Tea Pot Bird House
Tea Pot Bird House

A fun, funky and functional feeder for the birds in your life. The tea pot can be filled with bird feed or seeds for your feathered garden friends. The tea pot also has a chain attached to the tip for easy hanging on trees or branches. Nowhere to hang it? Not a problem! This will also look fab on a table or a garden wall. Only £14.99

4 - Head Gardener T-Shirt
Head Gardener T-Shirt

A dark green, comfortable polo t-shirt, featuring two contrast-coloured buttons complemented by contrasting yellow stitching for your personalised message. A great gift idea for a keen gardener. The 'Head Gardener' text is fixed but you can add a personalised message of your choice above this text, of up to 25 characters. Only £14.99

5 - Personalised Garden Set
Personalised Garden Set

An ideal gift for the keen gardener. The gloves are personalised with the recipient's initials and are certain to keep hands clean and comfortable whilst enjoying some gardening with the trowel and fork. Now Only £18.99

6 - Bright Side Gardener's Hip Flask
Bright Side Gardener's Hip Flask

A perfect gift, this hip flask is made from metal and decorated with The Bright Sides unique lettering. Designed with gardeners in mind, this bright green pocket accessory will please those with green fingers, in need of even more rosy cheeks! Now Only £6.99

7 - Grow It - Funky Veg
Grow It - Funky Veg

Spruce up your salads by growing five different types of funky vegetables in your own home! Growing your vegetables is simple; everything you need is inside this gift box, including starter growing pots, compost discs, seeds and a booklet containing growing tips.

• 1x packet of purple carrot seeds
• 1x packet of stripy tomato seeds
• 1x packet of yellow courgette seeds
• 1x packet of red brussels sprouts seeds
• 1x packet of multi-coloured Swiss chard seeds
• 5x starter growing pots made from coconut husk
• 5x natural coconut husk compost discs which expand when watered
• 5x wooden plant markers
• Your growing instructions booklet
Only £12.99

8 - Desktop Herb Garden
Desktop Herb Garden

The Desktop Herb Garden will allow you to bring a touch of the outdoors into your office. Containing everything you need to grow your own parsley, basil and chives, the herb garden is outlined with a cute picket fence. You'll also be able to use the herbs to add extra flavour to your lunch! A great gift idea for someone who hates being away from their garden - they can now take a miniature one to work with them! Only £12.99

9 - Singing Duck Watering Can
Singing Duck Watering Can

Just the thing to water the plants in style or decorate the garden. Holds approx 1 litre. Now Only £14.99

10 - Plant Pot Mug With Biscuits
Plant Pot Mug With Biscuits

A cute novelty mug in the shape of a plant pot. Comes with 2 assorted packets of biscuits. Now Only £9.99

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Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Smartwatches From Under £100

The theory behind the Smartwatch is that they are not just for you to make calls and speak into them Inspector Gadget style, rather they provide a quick and easy way for you to check what notifications are coming up on your smartphone so you can decide whether to rummage in your bag or your pocket to check the phone itself. Of course smartwatches don't just show notifications of what is happening on your smartphone, they have a whole host of apps within the smartwatch as well, such as camera remotes, music remotes, heart rate monitors, as well as providing you with the ability to read messages and emails etc, making them pretty nifty gadgets!

Alcatel OneTouch Smartwatch

Alcatel OneTouch Smartwatch

Keep in touch when you're on the move with the slim and stylish Alcatel OneTouch Smartwatch! The Alcatel OneTouch Smartwatch delivers smartphone notifications straight to your wrist, allowing you to read messages, social media updates, incoming phone calls and preview emails without reaching for your smartphone. The Alcatel OneTouch Smartwatch is compatible with both Android and iOS smartphones, and connects via Bluetooth for a simple and stable connection.

With the OneTouch Smartwatch you'll be able to take control of your music playback. You can skip, play or pause - ideal when you're out for a run or on the move, and capture group pictures with ease thanks to the camera remote feature. You can easily snap a photo simply by tapping the screen. Smartwatches are great devices for tracking daily activities, with their built in fitness tools, The OneTouch Smartwatch allows you to monitor your heart rate, steps taken, calories burned and hours slept.All your fitness data is stored securely online, where you can share information with friends and family or motivate yourself with a bit of friendly competition.

The OneTouch Smartwatch has been designed to handle whatever life throws at you – it features a durable rubber strap, and is dust proof and waterproof to one metre. Charging your smartwatch should be a doddle too, as there is a hidden charging port in the wristband, which can be simply plugged into a computer or USB charger.

Technical Details:
Type - Smartwatch
Functionality - Health monitoring, Text alerts, Phone call alerts, Music remote, Camera remote
Compatibility -  Android 4.3 and iOS 7 and above
Phone connection - Bluetooth
Battery type - 210 mAh
Battery life - 2-5 days
Charging method - Embedded USB port
Charge time - Up to 1 hour
Monitoring - Heart rate, Calories burned, Steps taken, Distance travelled, Sleep quality
Weatherproofing - Waterproof up to 1 metre, Dust proof
Camera - No
Strap - Rubber
Voice control - No
Screen - IPS TFT colour screen
Touchscreen - Yes
Alert method - Vibration, Visual alert
Box contents - Alcatel OneTouch Smartwatch, - USB cable
Dimensions - 183 x 41.8 x 10.5 mm (H x W x D)
Weight - 82 g

Alcatel OneTouch SmartWatch - available in a choice of Black and White for £99.99 at 24studio

The Apple Watch Sport

The Apple watch Sport

Apple's most personal device yet.

The Apple Watch Sport - 38mm Aluminium Body Sports Band combines the accuracy and style of a high quality watch with all the intuitive features that you’ve come to expect from an Apple device. It’s fun, personal and great for organising busy lifestyles.

As well as keeping the time, the Apple Watch is great for improving your health and fitness, keeping in touch with friends and family, and even getting directions when you’re lost. You can even sync your calendar to the watch face so you never miss an appointment.

The Apple Watch is customisable too, so you can change the strap or even update the watch face to suit your needs and personality. What’s more, you can have a bit of fun with the watch by sending sketches, taps and even your heartbeat to the people you connect with most!

Technical Details
Type - Smartwatch
Functionality - Customisable face, built-in speaker and microphone, Siri, Maps, Music Remote, text message alerts
Compatibility - Requires an iPhone 5, 5c, 6 or 6 Plus and IOS 8.2 or later
Phone Connection - Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
Battery Life - Up to 18 hours battery life (depending on use and configuration)
Charging Method - Included USB Cable and power adapter.
Monitoring - Activity - track your daily activity and stay motivated to sit less, move more and get some exercise, Workout - see metrics like distance, pace or speed, calories burned and heart rate during workouts, Heart rate sensor, accelerometer and gyroscope
Weatherproofing - Water resistant (NB - splash and water resistant - not waterproof)
Camera - No
Strap - Sports band with stainless steel pin, Silver anodised aluminium case, Composite back
Screen - Retina display with Force Touch, Ion-X Glass, Ambient light sensor
Touchscreen - yes
Alert method - Vibration, Visual alert
Box Contents - Magnetic charging cable (2m), USB power adapter (5W) and quick start guide
Dimensions - Size of watch (face only) - H38.6 x W33.3 x D10.5mm, Weighs 25g

Apple Watch Sport Only £399.99 at 24studio

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Friday, 21 August 2015

Pre-Lit Pop Up Christmas Trees From Only £9.99

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This year, grab yourself a pop-up Christmas tree and say goodbye to the hoover and pesky branches!

Easy to assemble - pop up christmas tree
Assembled in minutes, they take the hassle out of putting up the tree, leaving you extra time to sit back and relax in front of the television with a mince pie.

Pre-decorated in beautiful LED lights and baubles, pop-up trees look wonderful in any room of the house. The taller 6 feet trees are ideal for the living room, while the smaller 3 feet trees look great in the kitchen or bedroom, or even on the coffee table.

And because they're already decorated for your convenience, they save even more time, effort and money compared to traditional trees! Available in 3ft and 6ft options in a choice of green, white, champagne and black from only £9.99.

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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Key Pieces For Your Autumn Wardrobe

Our exciting new Christmas Catalogue has just been launched and in it you'll find lots of lovely gifts, gadgets, games, and all things Christmas, to name only a few of the fantastic ranges we've got on offer this year. You'll also find a fantastic new range of fashion, and from it we've put together all the Key Pieces for your Autumn wardrobe in one handy place. You'll find dresses, coats, knitwear, trousers, shirts, skirts and more.

Key Pieces For Your Autumn Wardrobe

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Key Pieces #01 - The Jersey Day Dress - Now Only £14.99
Key Pieces #02 - The Knitted Dress - Now Only £14.99
Key Pieces #03 - The Cape - Now Only £19.99
Key Pieces #04 - Jewelled Knitwear - Now Only £17.99
Key Pieces #05 - The Essential White Shirt - Now Only £12.99
Key Pieces #06 - Tailoring From Only £7.99
Key Pieces #07 - The PU A-Lined Skirt - Now Only £19.99
key Pieces #08 - Metallics - From Only £9.99
Key Pieces #09 - Print Trousers - Now Only £17.99
Key Pieces #10 - The Shirt Dress - Now Only £12.99

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Thursday, 23 July 2015

Back To School 2015

Preparing your kids for the start of a new academic year can be a daunting, difficult and expensive task, especially if its their first ever term at primary or secondary school and the last thing you'll want to do is to send your child to school unprepared, so we’ve put together the most important items your child could need for the new school year.

School Uniforms

We’ve got a fabulous selection of uniform items in stock, from skirts and summer dresses to cardigans, trousers and polo shirts, all designed to make your child look ready and raring to learn. Prices start from only £3.99.

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Our range of kids’ shoes are made from the highest quality materials, meaning they can withstand a great deal of bumps and scrapes. Brands include Kickers, Skechers, Pod, Hello Kitty, Hush Puppies and more, with prices from only £9.99.

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Jackets & Outerwear

Coats are a must! Its amazing how much kids shoot up height wise over the summer holidays, so if your child has had a growth spurt and their arms are now too long for their sleeves take a look at our lovely selection, we've a selection of boys coats from only £9.99, branded boys outerwear from £14.99 and a raincoat for only £1.99. For the girls we've got coats from only £8.99, Branded Outerwear from only £9.99 and Raincoat for only £1.99.

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Stationery, Rucksacks and More....

A good quality, spacious bag is essential for the start of the new academic year. Your child needs somewhere to store books, stationery, food, gym clothes and more! All our books bags and rucksacks offer plenty of space and are built to last. If your child is going to be taking packed lunches to school each day a lunch bag is a great idea, it'll keep sandwiches cool and stop them from getting squashed at the bottom of a school bag. There is also nothing worse than having to borrow pens and pencils on the first day of a new term, so make sure your child is fully stocked up with our fantastic selection of stationery products.

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If swimming is on the timetable it's always worth checking the schools uniform restrictions. Some schools require children to wear regulation black or navy swimwear to tie into the uniform colour code. We've got a great range of both Navy and Black Speedo swimwear, which is perfect for school, and also a lovely range of both boys swimwear and girls swimwear which is ideal for any swimming occasion. Swimbags and Personalised Towels are also a good idea, and if the kids have their name on them they're a lot less likely to lose them!

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Laptops and Tablets

With a lot of homework now switching from paper to digital, it’s important to make sure your child has access to some sort of computer. Here at Studio, we stock an incredible range of laptop and tablet bundles, all at amazing value.

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