Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Win Your Christmas Presents With My Christmas Gift Guide - ends 31/10

I noticed recently it was 100 days to Christmas! Yes I said it  - the dreaded C word - Christmas. 

It can always be a puzzle finding what to buy for that awkward person in your family, that special present for your best friend or the mum that has everything, I'm always looking for inspiration, I am sure you are too. Well I have created this gift guide to help you plan that perfect Christmas.

For Her



For The Lady That Has Everything - A Bottle Of Champagne

For the lady who has everything, what about a bottle of Bollinger darling? This scrumptious champagne can be bought from King's Fine Foods. This purveyor of the best things you can eat has a fabulous selection of hampers and gift boxes too. For example the Princess Royal Hamper showcases elements of caviar, amedei chocolate and smoked salmon. Prices range from Early Bird Hampers at £49.99 right up to a more extravagant Pantry Hamper at £249.99. The Boudoir Hamper is one of my special favourites – it includes Ayala rosé champagne, Royal Scot flutes, Tuscan chocolates and luxurious candles and bathing oils. A great site for perfect Christmas delights.

For The Budding Cook - Royal Albert Cake Stand


Do you have a budding Mary Berry in your family? For those that love cooking show off your cakes on this beautiful Royal Albert cake stand. Featuring pink sorbet china and decorated in white polka dots with a peppering of pink roses; the adorable Cheeky Pink tableware collection is the perfect gift for the girl who loves to host afternoon tea for friends. The also do a  Tea for One set for a touch of everyday luxury. Established in 1896, Royal Albert is inspired by everything English- the country garden and England's national flower, the rose. Quintessentially English, Royal Albert Gifts, Fine China & Tableware are both traditional and avant-garde. Available from all good stockists including Selfridges and House Of Fraser.

For That Creative Best Friend - A Gift Voucher For A Jewellery Making Class

For those creative types, what about a gift voucher to make your own jewellery? The London Jewellery School runs courses from £50 and is the largest centre of jewellery making in Europe. Courses include making chandelier earrings, making a cocktail ring, tiara making and more. A taster jewellery course would also be perfect for a hen or birthday party. All the materials are provided and everything is taught in a fun learning environment but the best part is you get to keep what you make! 


For Him




For The Stylish Dad  - A Bottle Of Tanqueray Gin

An enduring classic, Tanqueray London Dry Gin is loved by bartenders, cocktail lovers and gin experts across the globe. This elegant smooth gin is perfect for sophisticated cocktails as well as the perfect gin and tonic - shaken not stirred of course! If you have ever tried this gin you would know that it is made with the finest botanicals including juniper, peppery coriander, aromatic angelica and sweet liquorice. It's one of the world's most awarded gins, making a luxurious and classic giftTanqueray London Dry Gin comes in a striking and iconic green bottle inspired by the traditional three-piece cocktail shaker. Stockists include Waitrose and Alexander and James.

For Men Who Love Grooming - Rehab London Skin Care Kit

Rehab London is a leading natural skin care brand. The Ultimate Christmas Shaving Pack is a stylish gift for those that like taking care of their skin. The pack contains 3 full-size products, essential to achieve the perfect shave and is available from John Lewis exclusively. Comprising of Scrub Up Daily Detox (125ml), Men’s Revive Survive (50ml) and Cold Turkey Shaving Gel (125ml), the skin looks rejuvenated and revitalized in just minutes.

For the Male Foodies - A Glass Recycled Cheeseboard

A unique present for those male foodies is a recycled cheeseboard from Lazy Daisy Glass. These bottles are completely food safe and you are re-using something that would normally go to the bottle bank for crushing. A great talking point you could also use it as a chopping board. All Lazy Daisy glass items are made in the UK by Kathryn in her design studio in Moray. She also has some fabulous jewellery on her site too as well as other gifts for men including a Whiskey bottle clock, cufflinks and art prints.

For Kids




A Great Family Game - Don't Rock The Boat

It's hard to get the kids away from their electronic devices these day so what about a game all the family can play together? Don't Rock the Boat is a balancing game that will keep the children and their parents entertained, in fact a perfect family game.  Each player carefully takes their turn to place their pirate penguins on the ship, trying not to tip it! This game is great to help develop children's logical and strategic thinking. You can buy this game at Amazon, Toys R Us and Waterstones at a very reasonable £14.99.  

That Must Have Toy- Ben 10 Transformer Station

Have you heard of Bandai? Well they produce great kids toys including Ben 10, Badge It and Power Rangers. They have some great toys out this Christmas include the Ben 10 Transformer station. Suitable for age 4 and up, the transformation station has a secret chamber and changes aliens! A perfect gift for that little boy (or girl) that love monsters, don't forget to check out the Missile Firing Action too.

For Those Telly Addicts - Power Rangers Deluxe Gosei Morpher

Power Rangers Load your Power Ranger card to activate light action and a phrase from the show and use the 10 Power Rangers cards to  call the Rangers' Zords into battle! Collect additional cards to unlock additional phrases. The Morpher has over 180 phrases to unlock by collecting the Power Rangers cards in the series. Stockists of Bandai products include Amazon, Argos, Asda, John Lewis, Toyr R Us and other good toy stores.  To find out more about Bandai check out their Facebook or Twitter page.

Stocking Fillers




For Creative Kids -  a voucher to design your own coat with Ruckjack

The Ruckjack is a coat that cleverly transforms into a rucksack - how cool is that! I would have loved this when I was little. It is easy to design in four easy steps, and it is perfect for rain or shine – ideal for school trips or running around the playground. The deep hood can be stowed away, the inner Thinsulate layer keeps your kids warm, the Velcro cuffs and Teflon lining keep them dry and the underarm vents stop your kids from overheating. The material is also rain and stain-proof, machine washable too and the best part about it is that yours kids can design it themselves using a selection of colours, characters and accessories, including kids’ favourites Moshi Monsters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. A great gift for those creative kids out there.

For The Teen Queen - Christmas Nails from Frou Frou Nails

What about some festive nail fun with Frou Frou nails. The Christmas pack 
contains a gorgeous set of embellishments:- Mini Snowmen, Candy Canes, Santa Hats and sprigs of holly to give your nails a fun, bold and seasonal finish. Just apply after your first coat of polish and apply polish over. A fun festive look for teenagers.

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas Gift Guide inspiration, and that is has spurred you on to getting started on your Christmas shopping.

To WIN a selection of these goodies including

A bottle of Bollinger from King's Fine Foods
A Royal Albert cake stand
A bottle of Tanqueray Gin
A glass cheeseboard from Lazy Daisy Glass
Don't Rock The Boat game
Ben 10 transformer station
Power Rangers deluxe Gosei morpher
A set of Frou Frou nails
and I will throw in a selection box or chocolate orange as Christmas isn't the same without chocolate!


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529 comments:

  1. I've seen a lovely Reiss coat that I would love. I'd better start hinting to my hubby.

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  2. I'd love a new car.....done but I'd me more than happy with Champagne ;)

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  3. HI Mels! I always want the same thing, to see my children happy. So, what I would like for Christmass is for them to get what they would like! :-)

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  4. I love the festive nails, would love to have a go at them x

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  5. I would love new hair straighteners

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  6. Electric stand mixer would just make my Xmas

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  7. I just love having all my family come to dinner on Christmas day. But my selfish side wants (nay needs) new hair straightners ;)

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  8. I'd love a kitchenaid mixer but seeing as they are more expensive than our car cost I don't think that will happen! ;)

    Hele

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  9. Love the design your own coat idea that is awesome

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  10. I would love a sewing machine

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  11. I love shopping and seeing all the lights and gifts! Everyone seems so much more cheerful too!

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  12. I'd like a Kindle - wasn't a huge fan of them when they came out but I have no room left on my shelves for regular books!

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  13. Any SPARKLY Clothing item :-) I love Sparkly & Sequins :-) a Sparkly Scarf would be lush

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  14. I am coveting the Benefit advent calendar, can't think of anything better than a beauty treat a day during the busiest month of the year.

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  15. New running shoes - never thought I'd see the day when I get excited over trainers!

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  16. I'm hoping for a new pair of boots. I don't think my Uggs are going to last another winter!

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  17. Digital scales and a new baking bowl.

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  18. Fingers crossed for some Lola Rose jewellery!

    Laura Harris

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  19. I would like an item of glass for Christmas something like a hare from Rachel elliott.

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  20. My Daughter is in desperate need of a laptop, as she needs it for her photography course, so I am hoping to receive money which I can put towards getting her one.

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  21. I'd like a new pair of Doc Martens, hopefully Santa will oblige :)

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  22. World peace and a jumbo box of After Eights.

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  23. i`d love some hobbycraft vouchers so that i could have a good old spend up in the new year and get inspired to work on some new craft projects in 2014

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  24. Id love a coat that is actually waterproof, sick of getting wet on the school run! :)

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  25. All the family to be together

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  26. I would love a Victorian nursing chair.

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  27. That's a great cheeseboard!

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  28. I would love to be able to do a toy run to our local hospital children's ward, The Hospital in question is Stafford General Hospital which has had so much bad press lately and it would be good for something nice to happen here for a change! Personally speaking, if it was not for the Maternity unit being so close and so good I would have lost my 2 1/2 year old and probably my partner too! KEEP MATERNITY SERVICES AT STAFFORD GENERAL HOSPITAL!

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  29. I'd like a splatter guard - for the kitchen!

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  30. mountain bike

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  31. a family around the dinner table!!!

    (Nikki pellow lee_laura_love@hotmail.co.uk)

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  32. I would like some nice stationery.

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  33. i don't know yet
    lisa ann tebbutt

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  34. I would love a 'magic wand' to tidy and clean my house .................. where do you get one of those?

    Lynda Sanderson

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  35. something shiny and white gold coloured :)

    karen davey

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  36. I am after a new bobble hat for skiing :)

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  37. For Christmas I would like Brad Pitt. :D xx

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  38. I would like peace & quiet but I know I'll only get this if I ask for a laptop so my husband will stop nagging me for mine!

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  39. I'd like a laptop to write my novel on

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  40. A new house... But if not a new handbag will do lol :)

    @Segga86

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  41. A potato ricer - but I'll probably get pants

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  42. Its simple really , to be able to spend time with the family. I would like to get the grandchildren pressies too.

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  43. A man ;) Starting to feel like Bridget Jones and not in a good way

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  44. ugg slippers

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  45. I'm hoping (fingers crossed) that this Christmas my husband wont be in Afghanistan! That's what I want.
    What a fabulous selection of gifts! You've done all the hard work of Christmas shopping!! xx

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  46. Lots of big things I'd like, but really I'm happy with small things (surprises are best).

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  47. I would like a kingsize goose down duvet with pillows. Too expensive for me to buy myself!!

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  48. A pair of hair straighteners - I think mine have had their day.

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  49. I would like some new clothes and a box of choc's victoriahine@hotmail.co.uk

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  50. Some new Felco secateurs, sad but I am a horticulture student

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  51. I'd love a new camera, my old one has been redistributed!

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  52. i would love some new headphones

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  53. Health and Happiness, forget presents, lets have a great family festival, full of fun

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  54. Some extra money to get me through my ill health!

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  55. Some new boots
    http://cherrybabyy.blogspot.co.uk/

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  56. I would love really comfortable chair for my home office.

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  57. Im not too greedy .. a nice Ipad 4 would be sufficient thank you

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  58. I would love a retro bicycle or diamond earrings :)

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  59. happy with my boys handmade gifts

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  60. I would just like everyone to have a fab day - I know it sounds trite, but it's true! A bottle of Bolly would be nice too :)

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  61. @msedollyp
    A lovely Allegra necklace from Alyssa Smith #hoping

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  62. I'd love a Kitchenaid Mixer I've lusted after one for a couple of years now, maybe Santa will be kind this year (doubt anyone else will be :o)

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  63. some new perfume would be nice

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  64. Id like my gas bill to be paid! lol Not glamourous or greedy but something Id like to not have to worry about this winter xx

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  65. sounds cheesey but I would like my family around me

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  66. christmas socks and a thermal vest

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  67. I would love a trip to Lapland with the kids!

    @ashlallan

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  68. I would love this and would share with my fiancee and his father

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  69. A comfortable, pretty jumper to keep me warm over the winter would be nice. I do love thoughtful appropriate surprises.

    Rachel Craig

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  70. A laptop

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  71. I would like a new pair of boots

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  72. be great if santa could bring me a new car

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  73. I would like a family portrait of my whole family altogether,

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  74. I would love some new perfume x

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  75. I would love some new shoes. I keep destroying my pairs from walking to much in them.

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  76. I would love some Chanel perfume!

    http://laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

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  77. katie witherington2 October 2013 at 20:53

    a kindle as mine recently broke and am lost without it

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  78. Some help in the kitchen and a kindle to relax with would be nice

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  79. A new watch would be nice, or earrings or any jewellery at all really haha

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  80. all id like is to see my children and everyone else enjoy themselves, although i wouldnt mind some wine and chocs to go with that lol ;-) xx

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  81. I would love xmas to go smoothly and everyone happy

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  82. I don't want anything except for my kids to be happy

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  83. I'd love some white skinny jeans and some perfume

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  84. i would love a kitchen aid mixer x

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  85. I would like to escape, x

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  86. A new handbag!

    @rachiegr

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  87. A new printer - life as a grown up...

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  88. A new front door, boring yet practical and it lasts longer than chocoloate

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  89. Some fabric for my patchwork

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  90. I would like a new driveway! no chance of that so I would be happy with some socks

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  91. I'd love my son to get a job he's happy in.

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  92. I would love a little brother or sister for my little boy ;o)

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  93. I'd love a new camera to capture the day with.

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  94. Some new clothes! Also my son REALLY wants a monster truck!

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  95. I'm looking forward to getting some new nice pyjama's :3

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  96. In an ideal world I'd love a car... but for the sake of realism.. I'd like a Sat Nav to put in my car :P

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  97. I'd really like some kitchen stuff from Joseph and Joseph. Love how bright the stuff from there is.

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  98. I'd love a new watch, the strap is going on mine. I'd also love some Sanctuary goodies and some silver and garnet earrings ;o) (Rafflecopter entries are in my real name of Nikki Hayes)

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  99. Amazon voucher for kindle books would keep me very happy. And maybe some chocolate. My partner always complains that I'm impossible to buy for, but really, i don't want lots of stuff.

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  100. I'd love a tablet, whether it's a kindle or even the new Tesco one for reading books. I currently borrow books from my local library but hate the fact that most books have nasties on the page left by previous readers.

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  101. nice bottle of perfume

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  103. Great prize love this comp- would love to have a fun and snowy christmas!

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  104. i would love a camera so i can capture all my daughter moments while she is growing up

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  105. Some real UGG boots are on my wishlist

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  106. Top of the list this year is a new phone or a SLR Camera

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  107. I would love some of the xmassy
    Nails!

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  108. This would certainly help to sort out Christmas this year

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  109. I would love to get an ipad this year

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  110. Continuing good health

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  111. I would love working legs, but having surgeries to help that, failing that you can't beat a lovely Celine bag or Michael Kors Bag xx @sirenmoonbee on twitter

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  112. I would like a new home to live in for christmas :D

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  113. Lots of lovely pressies for my little one x

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  114. A classic Jensen Interceptor

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  115. Would love a TV/DVD combi. Just can't afford one at the moment. Saving up like mad though. Good luck to everyone x

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  116. 2 front teeth

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  117. A nice new sofa or some decent water proof clothing for walking my dog in the winter or a Canon 5D Markii

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  118. I've already bought what I'd like for Christmas, its the Twin Peaks DVD boxset and we're going to hibernate and watch it all over Christmas! Other than that just a trolley full of curry will complete my plans!

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  119. I would like central heating..! lol that's wishful thinking though!

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  120. i would like an ipad

    kay panayi

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  121. Amazing prize! Excited for this comp. I would love to be able to buy myself a new outfit or get my hair done.

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  122. A good book and some nummy chocolates.

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  123. I want people who love my to give me more Pandora Charms for my collection, just love them.

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  124. i would like some dvds :)

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  125. I would love some nice perfume

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  126. I would mostly like a lie in, but there is no chance of that, so I would like some squirrel proof bird feeders!

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  127. A new winter coat, one that will actually keep me warm!

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  128. Good health, energy and will power!

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  129. All I want is to know that my children and grandchildren have a happy and healthy Christmas, as for presents there is nothing nicer than a lovingly handmade surprise gift.

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  130. I would like to have my house sorted for Christmas as we had a fire and I just want it cosy again. I also want to give my partner the best Christmas ever as he was so good through the whole ordeal.

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  131. I would love a new bed but I'll settle for cosy pj's :-)

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  132. I would love new hair straighteners

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  133. a nice quiet Christmas
    Spencer Broadley
    s.broad@hotmail.co.uk

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  134. All I would like for Christmas is that all my family and friends would have a happy and healthy one.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  135. I'd love to have a spa break to relax after the madness of Christmas Day

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  136. ooh would love to have so relaxing bath goodies, but most of all just to have some quality time at home with my family , thanks for the chance to win this xx
    karen cowley

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  137. I would love a Lego Mindstorm to give to my son D.

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  138. Serena La Pietra3 October 2013 at 17:04

    A super yacht, go big or go home.

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  139. a new camera @lucyirv

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  140. I want a new casserole dish and electronic scales! So rock n roll this year!! :)
    Vicki G

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  141. Well, this is our first Christmas with our ten week old baby boy :) So i'd love ANYTHING for him, as cheesy as it is, I got all my presents this year the day he was born.

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  142. Charlotte Ingham3 October 2013 at 20:55

    I've just broken my hair straighteners so I could really do with some replacements!

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  143. New PJ's, Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow albums.

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  144. I would love a juicer!

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