Competition! WIN £100 in our Valentines Pinterest Comp!

Just in case you haven’t realised guys, Valentines day is fast approaching! That special day each year where lovers everywhere begin frantically searching, planning and ultimately struggling for many people (us included) to find the perfect gifts and Valentines day plans for their loved ones or secret crush.

Well, to help celebrate this big day and to make your life that little bit easier, we’re giving one lucky winner the chance to bag themselves a whopping £100 to spend at TruffleShuffle.com!

How To Enter

It’s easy…follow TruffleShuffle on Pinterest then create you own board titled “My TruffleShuffle Valentines Collection”.

Once that’s all set up, simply Pin at least 5 products from TruffleShuffle.co.uk you would like to buy someone or receive for Valentines day onto your board, as well as at least one other 80s inspired photo or video. ANYTHING from the 80’s 🙂 Go wild!

Make sure you then tag each Pin with the hashtag #TSVDAYCOMP

After that, you MUST send us a link to your board for us to see either on our Facebook competition post, or tagging us in a tweet with the link using @truffleshuffle_ and #TSVDAYCOMP

Recap:
Create board
Pin at least 5 T-Shirt & random retro pic
Tag pics
Post link

How long do I have?

The competition closes at 11:59pm Sunday 10th February. Any entries submitted after this time will not be counted.

How will I know if I win?

When we’ve picked out lucky winner at random, we’ll announce them via the competition Facebook post and Twitter account (it might pay to follow us on both if you can so you can find out quickly). If there is no response after 24hours we’ll contact the winner directly via the account/profile used to submit their Pinterest link.

Good luck!

xoxo

T’s&C’s
Entrants must pick at least 5 items from TruffleShuffle.com to create their board
Only one winner will be picked at random
If we do not hear back from our winner after 5 days, another will be picked and random and contacted.
Winning funds will be store credit only with no cash alternative.
By entering, participants acknowledge and accept our terms and conditions and Pinterest’s terms and conditions
By agreeing to the T&C’s entrants give permission for TruffleShuffle to contact them via the details given
TruffleShuffle reserve the right to withdraw this competition at any time

Great [Valentines] gifts for the man in your life.

With Valentines day fast approaching [Tuesday 14th February 2012] I was asked to write a blog post hand picking 5 great gifts any boyfriend, fiance or husband would love to receive next week.

So without further-ado here’s my TruffleShuffle Top 5…. (Queue the countdown music)

At five…. What man doesn’t like a good pair of socks or two? Especially socks that means you share style ideas with the ‘ladies favourite’ Michael Bublé? Well, it would make our Men’s Superman Figure Socks the perfect gift… And at just £7.99, a bargain too!!

At four…. Turn that frown upside down with our fantastic Men’s Charcoal Sad Sack Down In The Dumps Raggy Dolls T-Shirt just £20.00.

At three…. Make your cheeky chappy chuckle every time he enjoys a brew with this wicked Cheeky Monkey Mug And Retro Sweets Gift Set. Its comes loaded with awesomely retro banana foam sweeties that will have the recipient swinging from the rafters! Just £4.49!!

At two…. delight that dance floor destroyer with this amazing Men’s Transformers Do The Robot T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle for just £20.00. He too can show his appreciation for every man’s favourite dance move!!

At one… Every man loves a compliment. And what better compliment than these fantastic Monty Python Biggus Dickus Boxer Shorts? For just £8.99 there will be plenty of smiles per pound!!

If you need more inspiration for the best way to spoil your man this Valentines why not check out our great Valentines Gift Finder?

Hopefully I’ve provided some inspiration…. Happy Valentines to all you TruffleShufflers xoxo

Valentines Gift Ideas For Girls!

With the most LOVEd up day of the year fast approaching we thought we should start thinking about our perfect Valentine’s Day gifts nice and early! To help you out we have composed our top 5 LOVEly products that any girlfriend, fiance or wife would LOVE to receive on Tuesday 14th February 2012!

Where better to start than with a beautiful piece of jewellery, if you want to spend a little more on your LOVEd one you can’t go wrong with a bit of bling! How about this new to the site Gold Plated and Ivory Pearl Minnie Mawi Chunky Bracelet from Disney Couture for £49?

If you are looking for something a little more traditional how about something from our Love Hearts collection? This Love Hearts Tea Lights Set for £4.99 is just perfect for seeing the mood, candles = romance, right?!
Score some brownie points this Valentine’s without the old cliche, last minute garage bought flowers and give her this Marilyn Monroe Roses T-Shirt £22.99 instead, it will last much longer than a bunch of carnations!
For those looking for a credit crunch, budget gift this Magic Roundabout Dougal And Florence I Love You Mug for just £5.99 will suit your Valentine down to a tea! Why not present your other half with breakfast in bed to really treat her?!
And finally, how about something warm and cosy. With lots to choose from our new sweater and hoodie collection exclusive to TruffleShuffle.com, starting from just £19.99 you are sure to find something fabulous to suit the lady in your life!

So that’s Valentine’s Day all wrapped up. We are sure your special someone will love whatever you decide to give them but if you can’t choose why not give them the gift of shopping with one of our TruffleShuffle.com Gift Vouchers and they can select their perfect retro Valentine’s gift.


Have a Happy Valentine’s Day Trufflers, we hope this has helped inspire you!

xoxo

Love is in the Air!

Hello love bugs,

Let me introduce myself, my name is Miranda, and I am a Manchester girl with a passion for music. I was very much a child of the 90’s – I grew up listening to influential musicians from my hometown such as Morrissey and Oasis and a love of music blossomed from there.

My amazing 6th Birthday cake!

My appreciation of all things retro started at the grand age of 6, when I got my first album. It was a Ramones album, a band that had formed 15 years before I was even born. I even insisted for a time that my family called me ‘Riff’ in honour of Riff Randall from the 1979 film ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll High School’ featuring the Ramones. I was a little quirky, perhaps.

I still regularly watch ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll High School’, and I’d consider myself a huge film fan, although my husband is constantly infuriated by my refusal to watch anything new.

“How about we watch a film? The King’s Speech maybe? It’s supposed to be brilliant.”
“Erm, how about we watch Wayne’s World again?”
“We watched it just last week. Can we watch something else?”
“Erm, ok. Clueless?”

This persistent loyalty to everything retro has led me to Truffle Shuffle numerous times, and as a writer I was delighted when I was asked to do a Valentine’s themed blog post. By definition, my name actually means ‘To be admired’ so it’s quite fitting that I am here to wave the pink, glittery flag for Valentine’s Day.

Now, despite what my name may imply, my admirers have not always flourished in the gift department. In fact, I do believe I was once subject to the world’s worst example of gifting – committed in the name of love.

Let me set the scene for you, it was Valentine’s Day 2006, I was a starry-eyed teen waiting for my date outside the local cinema and as it was our first date, my expectations were fairly high. He arrived, holding his hands behind his back with a coy smile. Oh what could my sweetheart possibly have for me?

It is at this point that I would like to state that my expectations were categorically not met!

My date presented me with what he called ‘personalised flowers’ – to me and you they are floral tributes. That’s right my friends, the flowers you find at funerals. He gave me a giant ‘M’ made from roses, the roses being the only vaguely romantic thing about the gift. He actually marvelled at what a clever idea these ‘personalised flowers’ were.
Well yeah, what a brilliant idea – what better way to romance a girl than to help her visualise her funeral? And what’s worse, is that I couldn’t even immediately run away screaming – I had to actually carry this giant ‘M’ into the cinema with me, with a fake smile on my face. I spent the entire film with it at my feet, picturing my untimely demise.
There was no second date.

So, drawing on that experience, I’d like to make a stand against bad gifts. Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to show some love to the special person in your life, and the guys at Truffle Shuffle have got us well and truly hooked up with some fabulous little gifts for lovers everywhere. Here are my favourites…

Set the mood for a romantic night in with this Love Heart Tea Lights Set.

Love Hearts Tea Lights Set £4.99

For the lady in your life, this Pink iPhone Case will make her smile whenever she reaches for her phone. You will be guaranteed to receive a lot of super –sweet texts!

Pink Love Hearts iPhone 4/4S Case £14.99

Treat her like royalty with this ‘Princess’ necklace from Disney Couture.

Sterling Silver Plate 'Princess' Necklace £24.99

Is there a special man who has managed to sweep you off your feet? Let him know with this cool Superman t- shirt, and matching socks!

Men's Classic Superman Logo T-Shirt £19.99

Men's Superman Figure 2pk Socks £7.99

This retro cassette iPhone case is a perfect gift for the man in your life. Celebrate the classic valentine’s gift – the mixtape.

Retro Cassette Case for iPhone 4 £12.99

And talking of mix tapes – why not make a romantic playlist for your man, and get him these cool Marvel headphones to listen with?

Marvel Logo Headphones £34.99

Still stuck for ideas? Check out these amazing collections and find the perfect gift…

Happy Valentine’s Day everybody, make it a good one!

Miranda

Win A Retro Red Lips Telephone!!

We are getting in the Valentines spirit at Truffle Towers this week and have decided to run a Twitter Competition to get you all in the mood.

We have got a great selection of Valentines presents available to buy in time for your day of romance. Check out our awesome Valentines Gifts For Her and Valentines Gifts For Him sections and pick up the perfect gift today.

Twitter Competition:

The Prize

We are giving away a Retro Red Lips Telephone. If you are not familiar with this product here is a short description:
“Pucker up and prepare for some serious gossiping ‘cos you won’t want to get off this amazingly retro lips telephone! In ravishing red, this really will add some vintage character and personality to your home! A great gift for chatterboxes too!”

How To Enter
Entry into the competition is really really simple. All you have to do is tweet the text below and you will be entered into a draw with a winner being picked at random from all the entries:

Join the @truffleshuffle_ Twitter contest to win a Retro Red Lips Telephone, Details: http://bit.ly/ezg8vd Prize: http://bit.ly/dUdRkG #tsvb

The competition will close at 4pm (GMT) on Thursday 10th February, so get your entry in ASAP.

Do I need to follow @TruffleShuffle_ on Twitter to be entered in the giveaway?
You do not have to follow us (@TruffleShuffle_) to be eligible for the giveaway. However, we will be announcing our winners and fulfilling prizes via Twitter and so following us will be helpful should you be selected as the winner. See “How will you contact the winners?” below.

How will you contact the winners?
We will announce each winner via our Twitter account (@TruffleShuffle_). In addition, we will attempt to contact each winner directly via Twitter. If the winner follows @TruffleShuffle_ on Twitter, we will be able to send them a direct message. If the winner does not follow us, we will send them an @reply and ask them to follow us so that we can then direct message them. If we do not receive a response from a winner after a period of five business days or if for any reason we are unable to work out the details of fulfillment with a winner, we will select a new winner and begin the process again.