Don’t be a Mug this Christmas

It’s nearly the season of cheer and good will to all men so this Christmas why don’t you help give someone you love the gift of tea.

It’s a fact that people like tea but end up having no choice but to drink it from bland old boring mugs.

What these people truly crave is to stand out from the crowd and be able to drink their favourite beverage in true retro style.

Here are some of my recommendations to help those people stuck in a bland mug world.

1. Tetris, one of the most recognisable games in gaming history, has millions of fans that will love this cool officially licensed Tetris Heat Change Mug. This stylish black mug features a snapshot of a Tetris game at the beginning of play when cold. Fill the mug with your choice of hot beverage and the face of the mug immediately changes to show the game in a much more advanced state of play. AWESOME!!!

Tetris Heat Change Mug £6.99

2. Can you believe it, it’s the 30th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube this year and what better way to celebrate than with this wickedly retro mug inspired of course by the fabulous toy! An awesomely old school find, this little treat is sure to bring back all those memories of frustration, joy and wonderment with every sip!

Rubik's Cube Mug £8.99
Rubik's Cube Mug £8.99

3. This clever A-Team inspired mug features Mr Tea text alongside some bullet holes and a rather blinging handle which looks like chunky soveriegn rings. So if you know someone who ‘ain’t getting on no plane’ and would rather sit back and have a nice brew, this is the one to go for.

Mr Tea Sovereign Mug £6.99
Mr Tea Sovereign Mug £6.99

4. For the Little Miss Naughty in your life! Let her revel in some tea time cheekiness with this fabulous Little Miss Naughty mug!

Little Miss Naughty Mug £6.95
Little Miss Naughty Mug £6.95

5. Scouring for Christmas pressies can be a real nightmare…… until now! This amazing gift set comes with a Jack Skellington mug and keychain. Sure to appeal to any dark, brooding fans of Tim Burtons cult Xmas movie!

Nightmare Before Christmas Mug and Keyring Set £12.99
Nightmare Before Christmas Mug and Keyring Set £12.99

6. Treat your loved one to an early morning coffee with this cute Love Hearts Cappuccino Set. Froth that milk up good and proper and serve the delightful energy giving beverage complete with a loved up sprinkling of sugar ‘n’ spice using the hot stuff stencil. The best start to the day we reckon!

Love Hearts Cappuccino Set £14.99
Love Hearts Cappuccino Set £14.99

Feeling inspired? Come visit our Mug Shop for over 100 amazingly retro designs which are sure to brighten up any Tea break!

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Don't be a Mug this Christmas

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Retro Cool Secret Santa Gifts!!!

It’s that time of year again and as the shops begin snowing up their windows and blasting out Slade’s Crimbo classic IT’S CHRISTMAS, we all scurry around in a frenzy trying to find unique, funny and affordable Secret Santa gifts. Well, if like us you are feeling under pressure and needing inspiration for this annual stress, we can point you in the direction of some amazing Secret Santa gifts, guaranteed to raise a few office giggles and envious glances!

GIFTS FOR IF YOUR BUDGET IS A CHEEKY, FESTIVE FIVER!

80's Child Mug £4.99

Love Hearts Tea Lights £4.99

Morph Waving Key-chain £3.99

Shop cheap gifts for under £5


GIFTS FOR IF YOUR BUDGET IS A TINSELLY TENNER!

Scrabble Tile Fridge Magnets £7.95
Rubik's Cube Mug £8.99
Pac-Man Ghost Salt And Pepper Pots £7.99

Shop gifts for under £10

XOXO

Top Gifts for Boyfriends

Christmas is creeping ever closer and I’m sure some of you out there are already panicking about what special gifts you can get for the man in your life but fear not because I’m here to help with my handpicked selection of great gifts for boyfriends.

We’ve come up with our very own Gift Finder which is perfect for tweaking your search to help find the exact sort of gift he’ll love.  Going out with a Rock God, a Movie Buff or even a wannabe Superhero?  We have loads of great gifts perfect for his tastes, give it a try here!

Being a bit of a retro gamer geek myself I know I would personally love to receive some of these old skool treats that would remind me of the great computer games from my youth.

Check out our awesome Tetris Heat Change Mug that changes appearance with the heat of your cuppa!  And what about these gaming treats, our Pac-Man Alarm Clock, super popular Pac-Man Belt and my personal favourite this Sesame Street Invaders T-Shirt which puts the Sesame Street gang into the world of Space Invaders – all great gift ideas for gaming geeks!

Maybe your boyfriend is a bit of a Movie Buff, in which case we’re sure he will love some of these great film T-shirts.

See Bowie do his thing with the Dance Magic Dance Labyrinth Poster T-Shirt, pay tribute to Ghostbusters with this Don’t Cross The Streams T-Shirt, Star Wars fans will love the Boxing Stormtroopers Photographic T-Shirt and our Gizzy is the Shizzy T-Shirt is just perfect if he’s a Gremlins fan.  A great selection of classic movie tees!

And finally we present the opportunity to make the boring old tradition of gifting pants and socks fun again!  Check out these cool Vintage Print Optimus Prime Transformers Boxer Shorts or give his confidence a boost with the ultra cheeky Monty Python Biggus Dickus Boxer Shorts, just what every man wants to hear!

We’ve got socks covered too; make him feel like a hero with our Superman Figure Socks or if he’s a film fan, our Ghostbusters Assorted Socks Gift Set would be perfect.

I hope this has helped all of you that are struggling for ideas, if you are still looking for some more inspiration check out our Gifts for him link to get the full list of men’s pressie ideas.  There’s tons of possible presents for him waiting to be found!

For even more inspiration for everyone else in the family check out Amy’s Gorgeous Gift for Marvelous Mums, Simon’s Great Gifts for Dads and Dave’s Great Gifts for Men.

xoxo

Holidays are coming thanks to our new festive Coca Cola Christmas Trucks tee!

Ladies Holidays Are Coming Coca Cola Truck T-Shirt

For millions of people across the world, Coca Cola’s ‘Holidays are coming’ advertising campaign is the start of the unofficial countdown to Christmas.

That familiar sight of a fleet of twinkling Coca‑Cola trucks making their way across a snowy landscape and lighting up the country can’t help but start the onslaught of festive cheer so we couldn’t resist creating this exclusive tee which is just perfect for celebrating everything that we love about Christmas!

Ladies Holidays Are Coming Coca Cola Truck T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle £20.00
Ladies Holidays Are Coming Coca Cola Truck T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle £20.00

Using official archive imagery from the Coca Cola vaults, this exclusive design is available for ladies and men….

Men's Holidays Are Coming Coca Cola Truck T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle £20.00
Men's Holidays Are Coming Coca Cola Truck T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle £20.00

and is exlcusive to www.TruffleShuffle.com! They’ll be available to buy from the end of November but you can add yourself to the waiting list for the ladies version here and the men’s version here by clicking on the notify button next to the size you want to buy. We’ll then email you as soon as they arrive!

All together now… Holidays are coming, Holidays are coming!

History of the Coca Cola trucks!

1995 – The Coca‑Cola Christmas trucks were first created by agency W.B. Doner for the company’s new seasonal advertising campaign. Known as ‘Christmas Caravans’, the illuminated vehicles were made even more enchanting with special effects by the world-famous Industrial Light and Magic – who had previously worked on Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Holidays Are Coming Coca Cola Truck T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle £20.00
Holidays Are Coming Coca Cola Truck T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle £20.00

Did you know? Three 18-wheel ‘props’, each covered in more than 30,000 bulbs, were used to make the 1995 ad and crafted to look like a never-ending fleet of trucks

Images of the Coca‑Cola Santa by artist Haddon Sundblom decorate the sides of the trucks. Just before the ad ends, the Santa on the back of the final truck raises his bottle of Coca‑Cola in a holiday toast.

1996 – The trucks returned in 1996 and helped to introduce the new Coca‑Cola Christmas packaging. The ‘Santa packs’ featured their heritage Sundblom imagery and were available in the USA, the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa, Singapore, and the Philippines.

1998 – The ‘Christmas Caravan III’ advert was broadcast in more than 100 different countries to millions of viewers. It remains one of the most widely-used Coca‑Cola commercials ever produced.

1999 – ‘Journey’, the fourth advert in the Coca‑Cola truck series, was released. The footage sees the trucks spring to life in front of a young boy and his grandfather as they sit at home reading a Christmas storybook. The advert was filmed in snowy Vancouver, Canada using three trucks (which computer generation later made look like a never-ending fleet of trucks), and a cast of 40 people.

This year, as a special celebration, Coca Cola’s iconic Christmas truck will be touring around the UK, bringing Coca‑Cola magic to people up and down the country. Covering 100 towns, cities and supermarkets across Great Britain and Ireland between 14th November and 23rd December 2011, the Coca Cola elves will be surprising consumers with a selection of festive treats. Check out the nearest place you can see it here!

Did you know? Each truck…

  • Weighs 40 tonnes max
  • Measures 16.5m in length, from the front of the car to the back of the truck
  • Is 4.1m tall
  • Is covered in 3,200 light bulbs

In total, the Christmas truck tour covers…

  • Approximately 5,000 miles in distance
  • That’s about 100 stops in total!

It’s sNOw Problem When You Shop With TruffleShuffle.com!

Don’t delay, get your order in today!
After the very white December we experienced last year we are making sure we are super organised and ready for anything this year and so to reassure you of our dedication to you, our customers and the service we provide we have created our very own “Snow Promise”!

We know that should the white stuff arrive in some areas that your deliveries might be slightly delayed however we also know that we will still be dispatching your parcels whatever the weather and we are confident that good old Royal Mail will be delivering them so it really is sNOw problem!

To give us and Royal Mail the best possible chance of getting your parcel to you in good time we would recommend you place your order as early as possible to ensure it arrives nice and early and in time for Christmas.

Our Snow Promise
We know that one of the many reasons our customers love us and continue to shop with us is our super speedy delivery service. We also know that sometimes our super speedy delivery service is affected by reasons out of our control however we wanted to reassure you with our Snow Promise this year which means:

  • We promise that we will be in our offices to answer your calls and emails regardless of the weather
  • We promise that we will be in our warehouse to ensure your orders are dispatched on time
  • We promise to dispatch every order placed before 4pm whatever the weather
  • We promise to arrange your exchanges and refunds on the day they are received
  • We promise that we will ensure our TruffleShuffle service runs just the way you are used to – awesomely!
Don’t feel you have to take our word for it…
Here are some of our customers from last year who wanted to let us know that the weather conditions hadn’t affected their deliveries!
– Natassia Richardson
4th December
I cannot believe how quickly this arrived! Even with the adverse weather conditions I got it the next day, amazing service. The top itself is gorgeous and portrays my personality perfectly…love love love it. Might have to order more from Truffle Shuffle_3
– Alana Crichton
3rd December
Nice, it’ll make a great present for my friends Xmas. Speedy delivery as always :). Even in the horrible snowy weather we’ve been having. Thanks again truffle shuffle. x
– Michelle Victor
23rd November
I received this today, I haven’t tried it on
yet but it looks gorgeous. Truffle Shuffle
also gave me a free tote bag and a tiny
little thing of candy! I’m really pleased
with their customer service and my order arrived long before I expected! Over all,
brilliant x
– Clare Rogers
9th December
Dear Truffle Shuffle, I love my new pink Supergirl hoodie. Nice and cosy just in time for this awful weather. Thank you for the amazing quick delivery x x
– Fay Massey
23rd December
Great gift for my mate who’s an avid stone roses fan! He loved it! The leather is very soft and its great quality! Thanks TruffleShuffle for managing to deliver it in time for Christmas despite the horrible weather conditions! Will definitely buy from this site again! Thanks!
– Charlie Hall
20th December
Bought this as a joke present for my 24 year old brother. The size pretty much fits all and the product is great for a laugh. Also I must say I’m very impressed with the speed of delivery. I ordered Friday 14th Dec and despite all of the weather chaos I received the product on Monday 17th. Very happy with this purchase.