Wednesday, 16 December 2015

It's Competition Time At Studio

Have you spotted the latest competitions and giveaways we're running on our Twitter channel? We have two prizes on offer. A fabulous Men's North Face Jacket is up for grabs, but hurry, this giveaway ends at midnight tonight. All you need to do is retweet our competition post and make sure you're following us on twitter. If you're already following us, that's one job complete :-)

Friday, 4 December 2015

Be The Hostess With The Mostess

Planning

If you're hosting a Christmas party, lunch or family gathering, preparation is everything!


Crockery

Dinner Sert

There is nothing worse than realising at the very last minute that you don't have enough plates for everyone (or a matching pieces). Options are to buy a new or extra dinner set, buy two or 3 of the same design, or buy an extra large set, as you can get some 32 piece dinner sets, which are perfect if you're having up to 8 guests for dinner.


Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Get Ready To Party

We're all excited about our Christmas Parties, and even though we all probably have a dress we could wear we know we're more than likely going to treat ourselves to something new. It's the perfect excuse really isn't it!?

For Her

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Shop the glitz and glam trend. This Grey Beaded Dress By Frock & Frill is fabulous, fun and flattering on any figure! The beautiful hand made embellishment makes this dress incredibly unique. The sleeveless dress boasts an elegant sheer embellished overlay and features a scooped back and is available in sizes 18-28 for only £49.99.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Christmas Gift Buying Guide

Inspiration For Christmas Gifts

Thinking of ideas for the perfect present can be tricky, no matter who it is for. Your budget will probably be one of the main factors, so once you know how much you have to spend on each gift, this will help narrow down your final choice. Next, narrow it down to something relevant to the recipient. Choosing the perfect gift can be tricky, and it is easy to get it wrong. The key is to do your research: think about the things they buy for themselves, their hobbies, interests and personal style. Try not to be swayed by your own tastes and preferences, and avoid household and kitchen items unless they have specifically asked for them.



Friday, 30 October 2015

Winter Boots

The leaves are falling off the trees, the clocks have already gone back, it's rained for a week non-stop, these are all signs that Autumn is well and truly here, and that winter is just around the corner. But don't be sad, this is the perfect excuse to say goodbye to your summer footwear, and say hello to a new pair of boots!

Knee Boots

Knee Boots

Knee high boots, and over knee boots are fabulous for so many reasons; they're super stylish, and can be worn with both skinny jeans/trousers, and also with skirts and dresses. They keep you warm as it's an extra layer of material on your legs, and if you get leather or faux leather boots, when it's raining, less of your legs will get wet.

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
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.

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.

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

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.

Friday, 21 August 2015

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

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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Shop boys school uniforms
Shop girls school uniforms


Wednesday, 15 July 2015

School's Out For The Summer

The school holidays have started and you'll want to make sure that the kids are entertained whatever the weather.

We have a great range at Studio of both indoor toys and games and outdoor fun, so come rain or shine the kids should always have something to do.

Ride On Electric Bikes


If it's sunny the garden is your oyster! Trampolines, pools, tents, swings, slides and bikes are only a few of the great outdoor toys we sell and are a fantastic idea for keeping the kids entertained this summer, and they'll get fresh air too.

HOT BUY! These Ride On Electric Bikes are only £34.99 each*! Available in Police Bike, Army Bike, and Princess Bike designs, with a 6V battery with reverse and forward gears, working headlights and flashing lights to rear with siren sounds too. These bikes will provide hours of fun this summer.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Be the BATMAN!

Batman: Arkham Knight, the final instalment in the critically acclaimed Batman: Arkham series has taken to the sky.

Batman: Arham Knight

Exclusive to next-gen platforms, Batman: Arkham Knight is available on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. With a choice of standalone games or console bundles available.

Monday, 15 June 2015

‘Roar’some Entertainment For The Whole Family!

We are celebrating the release of Jurassic World, the fourth instalment in the prehistoric franchise; which smashed its way onto the silver screen for the first time, back in July 1993; yes, 22 years ago – now who’s the old dinosaur?

A box office hit across the globe, the Steven Spielberg directed original; which was based on the bestselling Michael Crichton novel of the same name, went on to spawn two sequels; The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and Jurassic Park III (2001). Now, 14 years since we last visited Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna, we are set to return to the park where it all began, now known as; Jurassic World.

Return to the beginning

Before you head off to the cinema, why not return to where it all began with the the Jurassic Park: Ultimate Trilogy Blu-ray box set.

Jurassic Park: Ultimate Trilogy Blu-ray box set

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Festival Favourites From £5.99

It’s officially that time of year again, its festival season! Time to get your camping gear out and your dancing shoes on to rock out to some top tunes (wellies are always a good item of footwear to take too – remembering back to Glastonbury 2005)

Festival Favourites

Shop the Festival Favourites Edit:

  1. Cool Bags
  2. Teepee tent
  3. LED Lantern
  4. Vans Canvas Pump
  5. Boxy Dress
  6. Straw Hat
  7. Satchel

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Get Out In The Garden

The weather is set to warm up, so now is the time to spruce up your outdoor space for the long summer evenings we’ve all been waiting for.

Create a garden you can’t wait to show off to your friends. We have a fantastic range of garden furniture and Chimineas that are ideal for keeping your patio warm long after the sun has gone down, chimineas are great, you can even grill on them too. Don't forget the small finishing touches such as solar lights and wind chimes to create the perfect atmospheric space. Here’s our edit of must-have garden pieces:

Get Out In The Garden

Shop The Edit:

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Do You Dare To Bare This Holiday?

If you've been hiding your body away under layers of clothes during the winter months, getting yourself ready for the beach might seem like a daunting task, but don’t let this terrify you! There’s still time to make donning a bikini a delightful task.

Toned Goddess

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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Expecting Your Own Little Royal?

Are you awaiting the arrival of your own little bundle of joy like Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge? Or have you’ve already welcomed a baby into the world? From newborn to toddler we've got a fantastic range of nursery and new baby items, so whether you’re looking for a pushchair, nursery furniture, clothing, toys or something else, you can guarantee that we’ve got it covered.

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There are so many baby products on the market these days that it’s hard to know where to start, and so we've pulled together some of our favourites to give you a helping hand:

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The Holiday Shop

Whether you’re holidaying at home or abroad this year you’ll love our holiday shop, we’ve got everything you’ll need for that perfect break.

Beach
Deck out your sun lounger in style with our range of Beach Towels. If you’re honeymooning this summer these Mr & Mrs Beach Towels are a must have. Priced at only £7.99 each they would make the perfect addition to your luggage.

Mr & Mrs Beach Towels

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

The Warm Weather Has Arrived…

Cloudless blue skies, gentle summer breezes, beautiful flowers every colour of the spectrum and sun tans are just the start.

Transform your garden or yarden into the perfect sanctuary, with ideas to suit all budgets, and be the host with the most impressive garden, ideal for throwing outdoor parties to remember for all your family and friends.

Shop Now and get ready for summer >

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Top Tips For Transforming Your Home On A Budget

Moving home or completely redecorating isn't always an option as it can prove to be quite costly, but you can transform the look of a room quickly and inexpensively with a few quick fixes. Here are our top tips for transforming your home on a budget:

Tile Transfers
Turn your, dull kitchen or bathroom into a colourful paradise with a set of tile transfers! With their self-adhesive, easy to apply properties, you can reinvent a room in minutes with no stress or mess. With baroque, stone effect and mosaic effect to choose from in a variety of colours you’re sure to find a set of tile transfers to match your personality! prices start from only £2.99 for a pack of 30!

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Thursday, 19 March 2015

Get Set For Easter

With Easter comes the fun of Easter Eggs, Easter Bonnet Competitions, Hot Cross Buns, and the lovely long Easter break. So with that mind mind, we've put together a selection of must haves and how to's to see you through Easter.

Easter Eggs

It's not Easter without Easter Eggs. Well it is, but the giving of Easter Eggs date back through history, originally as the giving of painted chicken eggs, and then later as papier-maché eggs, in which small gifts were hidden. The first chocolate Easter eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th century, but it was not until 1875 that John Cadbury made the first Cadbury Easter Egg, and without his invention we possibly wouldn't be where we are today.

Shop our range of Easter Eggs

Cadbury Caramel Easter Egg and Caramel Bunny Cadbury Dairy Milk Easter Egg and Gorilla Cadbury Parrot and Mini Eggs

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Mother’s Day Gift Inspiration

If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift to show your mum just how special she is, then look no further than our fabulous selection of products below, all perfect for Mother’s Day.

No matter what your budget, we've got something that’s sure to put a smile on mum’s face, from sweets and DVDs to fabulous jewellery and luxurious pamper days. And remember, many of our gifts can be personalised free of charge for that extra special, unique touch.

If you’re looking for the perfect card to complement your gift, why not give mum an edible chocolate greetings card...

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There's nothing better than a card you can eat! These delicious chocolate greetings cards make a truly unique gift for Mother's Day. Hand one over with flowers, a book or any other kind of gift, and you're sure to put a smile on mum's face this Mother's Day..

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Chinese New Year: History and Traditions

The Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is the biggest event in Chinese culture. It occurs on the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar and runs right through to the 15th day of the first month. This 15th day is known as the Lantern Festival, which marks the end of the New Year celebrations.

This year, the date falls on Thursday the 19th of February. And this year, it’s the year of the goat!

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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Pancake Day: Origins, Recipes and More!

Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday, is the one day of the year devoted to eating pancakes and other fatty foods. It always falls on the Tuesday before the start of Lent, and is celebrated in different ways across the world.

Pancakes

Friday, 13 February 2015

Friday 13th - The Fear So Fearsome It Has Two Long Names

Friggatriskaidekaphobia and Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the irrational fear of Friday the 13th (the date not necessarily the film). If you suffer from this it may be advisable to go into hibernation for the rest of 2015 as today is the first of 3 Friday the 13th's this year, there will be one in March and one in November too!

Where did the fear of Friday the 13th come from?
According to folklorists, there’s no written evidence that Friday the 13th was considered unlucky before the 19th century.

Literature
The earliest known documented reference in English appears to be in Henry Sutherland Edwards’ 1869 biography of Gioachino Rossini, who died on Friday 13th.

Gioachino Rossini

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

How To Keep The Kids Entertained This Half Term Without Spending A Fortune

The first half of the spring term is nearly over and while the kids might be looking forward to some free time, for parents it can feel like the longest week ever, especially when you can't guarantee good weather.

We've devised a fantastic list of how to keep the kids entertained without spending a fortune:

Things to do during half term

Friday, 30 January 2015

National Storytelling Week

Storytelling is one of the oldest artforms, whether it's retelling an even that happened in the past, perhaps a childhood memory or an anecdote, or reading a bedtime story or watching a plot unfold on TV, storytelling is part of everyday life.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day, whether you love it or hate it is coming our way soon, and there's a bonus this year - it lands on a Saturday, so you'll be able to spend the whole day with your Valentine doing something fun.

Inexpensive Valentine's Day Ideas:
Valentine's - Homemade chocolate with personalised detailing Home made valentines bunting Valentine's - Heart shaped sandwiches

Monday, 19 January 2015

Beat the Blue Monday Blues!

What is Blue Monday?

Apart from being a brilliant 80s track, Blue Monday is apparently the most depressing day of the year! The term was first coined in 2005 by a tutor at Cardiff University, making this year its 10th anniversary. It always falls on the Monday of the last full week of January, so Monday the 19th is 2015’s official date.

One mental health charity put together the following equation to explain why people might feel more depressed on this day:

Blue Monday

Monday, 12 January 2015

Healthy Eating Gadgets 2015

With so many fantastic kitchen appliances available nowadays, eating healthier is easier than ever before. If you’ve made it your aim to get in shape and shed a few pounds in 2015, you can smash your targets faster by kitting out your kitchen with a selection of healthy eating gadgets!

Whether you’re looking for blenders, soup makers, air fryers or steamers, we’ve got it all at 24studio. Just take a look at our incredible selection below!

Blenders and Juicers

Blenders and juicers offer the easiest way to get your 5-a-day. Blenders are great for creating delicious smoothies and milkshakes, while juicers ensure you consume all the key nutrients from fruits and vegetables.

Blend Active Juicer Blender