Gorgeous Gifts For Marvelous Mums!

With Christmas shopping starting earlier than ever this year I am starting to feel a little disorganised when my smug friends boast about having all their Christmas gifts purchased and wrapped already for the arrival of the Christmas tree!

Fear not through as with TruffleShuffle’s new Gift Finder it couldn’t be easier! I decided to start with “Gifts For Her” as I never know what to get for my mum and with over 500 products to choose from I can’t go wrong. I can even narrow down my search to look for specific gifts for “TV Addicts“, “Movie Lovers“, “Wannabe Rock Stars” and loads of other suggestions to make Christmas Shopping even simpler!

Having browsed the different categories and decided my mum is definitely a bit of a “TV Addict” I have found the perfect presents for her, as a massive Coronation Street fan I have struck gold with some amazing stocking fillers! I know mum is going to love the Hilda Ogden Coronation Street Apron and the Hilda And Stan Ogden Coronation Street Classic Quote Mug.

While I was browsing I even found found loads of great gifts for the rest of my family so I am also starting to feel a little smug like my friends! My telly addict sister is going to be receiving the Retro Coronation Street TV Remote Control Holder, my aunt will be chuffed with the Bet Lynch Coronation Street Classic Quote Mug as she does love a bit of leopard! And then to complete all the female members of my family there are even gifts for my nan who will be unwrapping the Blanche Hunt Coronation Street Classic Quote Mug and my grandma (who insists on drinking tea from a ‘fine bone china mug’) will hopefully like this porcelain Hilda Ogden Commemorative Coronation Street Tea Time Gift Set just as much!

If the ladies in your family are a little less Coronation Street and a little more “sweet treat” you should check out the fantastic collection of sugary sweetness in the form of our beautiful jewellery including this Pink Gummy Bear Ring and the very realistic looking Flump Ring!

So, with my Xmas shopping such a breeze and nearly complete I might as well get it all sorted in one place and just sit back and wait for it all be be delivered to my door and get ready for a wrapping session! Plus, with free Recorded Delivery when you spend over £50 I am actually saving time and money by not having to visit a shop!

I am going to be taking some inspiration from Dave’s Great Gifts For Men and Simon’s Great Gifts For Dads posts to get my Christmas shopping all wrapped up this year while shopping the easy way, in the warm with a mug of hot chocolate in hand!

xoxo

Great Gifts for Dads

With December just around the corner and your Christmas shopping trip imminent, it can sometimes be difficult to find the perfect present for your Dad. That’s why we offer a wide range of great gifts for Dad that are sure to surprise him. These amazing gifts for him are designed to suit every type of man, from Movie Lovers to Wannabe Rock star Dads.

To help you decide which dad gift to get we have our very own Gift Finder. You can tell us what sort of Dad you have and we’ll show you great gifts they will definitely love! Why not try it out now? CLICK ME.

It’s common knowledge that Dads love TV so why not get him a Top Gear Shoulder Bag, a pair of Only Fools And Horses Trotters Reliant Robin Van Slippers or a Ceramic Eggsterminator Egg Cup? And if he enjoys a good brew whilst catching up on his favourite programmes how about the Only Fools And Horses Giant ‘Cushty’ Mug… this holds all the tea one man could ever need!

If your dad (like mine) sees himself as a bit a Superhero we guarantee he will love the Marvel Comics Characters Inside Print Wallet, Marvel Iron Man Pow Cufflinks, Superman Apron and he really likes a laugh how about a Men’s Batman Joker Bath Robe

Still stuck for ideas? You can’t go wrong with socks, here my favourites…

Hopefully I’ve given you some inspiration for gifts for dads. But if you need even more inspiration why not check out Dave’s Great Gifts for Men or Claire’s Christmas Gift Ideas: Retro Cufflinks posts, for more great ideas for gift for dads.

Great Gifts For Men

It is getting to that time of the year when the search engines take a real bashing as people search for gift ideas for their friends and family. One of the most often searched terms is ‘Gifts For Men‘ which led us to believe that many of you appear to struggle when it comes to buying gifts for men.

With that thought in mind we decided to make the process a lot simpler for you by pulling together a selection of our great men’s gifts.

A great place to start your search is in the Gadgets section. Men get super excited about the simplest of gadgets so why not consider a Henry Hoover Desk Vacuum, a Star Wars Light Saber Torch, a Top Gear Iphone Case or the hugely retro Calculator Databank Watch:

Once you have picked up a great gadget for your man, you next need to take a look into great mens stocking filler ideas, we highly recommend the Morph Waving Keyring, Mr Cool Ice Scraper, Pac-Man Bottle Opener and the Koosh Ball Keychain:

Still stuck for ideas? You simply cannot go wrong with Star Wars gifts, here are some great examples:

We hope that this post has given you some inspiration for gifts for men. If you missed yesterday’s post you may want to check out Claire’s idea of Retro Cufflinks as a great example of a present for men, especially as a gift for dads.

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Planning ahead…

We’ve all spotted the sparkling Christmas goodies appearing in the shops and although every year I say to myself, ‘this Christmas I WILL be organised’, I never seem to start shopping for gifts until the last week of December. This year I really don’t have any excuses as we have been busily adding tons of new fabulous gift products, here’s a little tempter to get you started…

MOVIE FANS

Star Wars Coasters £5.99
Top Gun Logo Mug £5.99

DISNEY DARLINGS

Minnie Mawi Ivory Pearl Bracelet from Disney Couture £55
Tinkerbell Stacker Bracelet from Bits and Bows £16.99

CARTOON CRAZIES

Marvel Wolverine Headphones £24.99
Iron Man Cufflinks £10

SWEETS FOR MY SWEETS

Love Hearts Hair Slides from Bits and Bows
Allsorts Bracelet from Punky Allsorts £16.50

XOXO

Wakka-Wakka-Wakka, Here comes Pac-Man!

Being a massive fan of old skool gaming I am very excited to unveil a new range of giftware featuring Pac-Man, everyone’s favourite ghost-gobbling, pill-guzzling, motor mouth!

I’m a huge fan of the all time classic arcade game and always used to get super excited whenever I would see the Pac-Man booth in the arcades, it was always the best way to spend my ten pence pieces!  An interesting fact for you (possibly nicked from the Scott Pilgrim film…) is that Pac-Man was originally called Puck-Man, this comes from the Japanese phrase ‘Paku-Paku’ which means to flap one’s mouth open and closed.  There you go, you learn something new every day!

I know it’s a little bit early to talk about as these gifts are going to be added throughout the next month, but I am really pleased to be able to show you what great things there are to look forward to.  With products ranging from bottle openers to soap on a rope there’s something for everyone!  Here’s a rundown of what’s due.

Pac-Man Bottle Opener, £5.99.

Shaped just like the Pac-Man character with his distinctive eyes and open mouth, the Pac-Man Bottle Opener is guaranteed to be a conversation starter at any party. His distinctive yellow body and black eyes and mouth means he’ll really stand out in your kitchen drawer. However, you probably won’t want to hide him away so two small magnets have been incorporated onto the back of the bottle opener allowing him to be attached conveniently to your fridge door. The presence of the two magnets also means bottle tops stick to the magnets once opened rather than being thrown on the floor, allowing them to be disposed off tidily.

Pac-Man Ghost Stressball, £4.99.

The perfect gift for any stressed out video game enthusiast or retro collector. Can’t finish that super hard level? Give Pac-Man a squeeze, we’re sure he’ll help!

Pac-Man Moneybox With Sound, £14.99.

The Pac-Man Money Box with Sound features the familiar open-mouthed pose of Pac-Man. Every time a coin is inserted, the authentic gaming sounds of Pac-Man gobbling up the pac-dots are triggered. The Pac-Man Money Box measures 12 cms in diameter so there’s loads of room to save your pennies. Pac-Man fans will love hearing the instantly recognisable wakka-wakka-wakka noise as Pac-Man gobbles up their money.

Pac-Man Soap On A Rope, £5.99.

The Pac-Man Soap on a Rope is shaped into the instantly recognisable profile of Pac-Man! Weighing approx 105gms, it’s scented with watermelon and is is attached to a black rope enabling it to be hung on a hook inside the shower. Very handy! Presented in an officially licensed Pac-Man gift box, it would make a great present for anyone who loves 80’s nostalgia.

Pac-Man Apron, £11.99.

Gobble up ghosts while youre chopping up carrots with this officially awesome Pac-Man apron! It features all the well-known characters from the game so you’ve got Pac-Man, the ghosts, the pac-dots and even the bonus fruit in a repeat pattern, all set against a simple black background! The ties come in contrasting blue and the neck tie can be adjusted for a better fit. The apron also has a large, handy pocket at the front so you can store various cookery utensils whilst preparing your culinary masterpiece. Sustained a few spillages? Never mind, the Pac-Man Apron is made from 100% cotton and is machine washable at 40C degrees so it’ll stay looking good wash after wash.

Pac-Man Cufflinks, £9.99.

This wicked Pac-Man Cuff Link set comprises one cuff link featuring Pac-Man in profile and one of Blinky, the red Ghost character from the game. The chrome effect cuff links are embossed with the official Namco Bandai logo on the back and are presented in a smart, silver-coloured gift tin which is embossed with the Pac-Man logo. The presentation tin measures 5.5 cm in diameter and can be used to keep your Pac-Man cuff links safe or as a storage tin for similarly small items! Perfect for any guy who remembers the golden days of arcade video games!

Pac-Man Ghost Salt And Pepper Pots, £7.99.

These super-cute Ghost Salt and Pepper Pots which will lend any kitchen table an air of quirky, retro cool. Modelled on Blinky and Inky, they measure just over 6 cms in length and are really easy to clean inside and out. The red Ghost Pot is intended for salt as indicated by the holes in the top forming an ‘S’ shape. Similarly, the blue Ghost Pot is intended for pepper and the holes for the pepper form a ‘P’ for easy identification. Easily refilled by removing the plastic bung at the bottom of each pot and adding salt or pepper accordingly, they come packaged in the official Pac-Man gift box making them a great gift for all fans of 80’s retro.

Pac-Man Oven Gloves, £9.99.

Stay on your game in the heat of the kitchen with these durable Pac Man oven gloves! The gloves are trimmed in blue and feature all the well-known characters from the classic arcade game including Pac-Man himself, the Ghosts and even the bonus fruit and pac-dots creating a colourful effect on the black background! So cool!

Pac-Man Wall Clock, £14.99.

This collectable Pac Man inspired clock is an absolute must for video game fans of any era! Featuring the Pac Man character in profile, it measures thirty cms in diameter and if you look closely, you’ll spot that the hour and minute hands are blue and the second hand is red, reminiscent of the blue and red ghosts in the game, Blinky and Inky. The distinctive Pac-Man logo is featured at the bottom of the clock but there are no numbers around the dial to detract from its simple, clean appeal. The Pac-Man Wall Clock is powered by 1 x AA battery (not included) and has Quartz precision timing so no mechanical winding is necessary. It comes packaged in an official Pac-Man gift box and is sure to be a much talked-about feature in anyone’s kitchen!

Pac-Man Wallet, £11.99.

The Pac-Man Wallet is slim yet spacious enough to contain all your essentials! With two compartments for bank notes, four compartments for credit cards, one zipped compartment for coins and a photo ID window, it measures just over 11 x 9 cms. The Pac-Man character is featured on the front of the wallet and on one of the pockets inside and the red Ghost character, Blinky, is featured on the back of the wallet. This stylish yet sturdy faux leather wallet combines retro cool with simple practicality and any man is going to want to get his wallet out just so he can show it off!

Pac-Man Washbag, £9.99.

Featuring your favourite items from the iconic game, this wash bag is pure old school cool! Power pellets not included!

Phew, what a list!  There’s got to be something to get you excited amongst that lot.  I’m the worlds worst cook but I’m considering learning just so I can rock out in the kitchen with the Pac-Man Apron and Oven Gloves, and that Pac-Man Clock will look awesome on my living room wall!  How about you guys, is there anything tickling your fancy in this collection?