Sunday, 7 December 2014

WHSmith's last minute gift ideas to cover all bases

Last week I went to check my balance of points from filling in online surveys from Pinecone Research throughout the year and was delighted to discover not only that they had added lots more types of shopping vouchers to their rewards catalogue but also that I had enough to order £50 of Sainsbury's vouchers and £20 of Love To Shop vouchers. Add to that the £20 Love To Shop vouchers that I won in a competition last week and I'm ready to hit the sales ! Love To Shop vouchers can be used in loads of places, including lots of high street stores such as Argos, Boots, Debenhams, Toys 'R' Us, House of Fraser, River Island, New Look, Waterstones, WH Smith ... Aha, that was the one that sold it to me because I always love going there to stock up on half price annuals, special offer cookery books and funky stationery just after Christmas. With great timing, they sent me through a press release showcasing their top ten Christmas gift ideas this week, which has convinced me that I need to head instore now to take advantage of their inspirational ideas for those hard-to-buy-for people. If you're still puzzling over what to buy, they could have the answers !

For Kids

Bramblewood Cool Satchel
A satchel is a must-have for anyone on the go, so why not give this funky satchel with owl design. Oil-protected fabric so great for those rainy days!
Price: £19.99

Maisey & Daisy Magnetic Dress-up Kit
Remember paper dolls? These cute magnetic Maisey & Daisy characters will keep little girls amused for hours as they dress the best friends in outfits for every occasion.
Price: £6.99

Bramblewood Cosy Ear Muffs
A must have gift for long winter walks, these earmuffs feature a colourful lime owl on soft purple fabric.
Price: £8.99

Maisey & Daisy Secret Diary and Pen Set
Maisey & Daisy’s lockable diary means that every girl’s secret thoughts on the world will be stored safely away in a really sweet little notebook; Comes with a pretty pink pen.
Price: £8.99

Gadget Shop Science, Motorsauraus
It may be a few years since you’ve created an electric circuit but by sorting out the circuitry on this dinosaur it turns into a moving Motorsaurus.. grrrr!
Price: £11.99

Gadget Shop, Genius Twist ‘n’ Turn
A super smart 21st Century of the Rubix Cube. Use the coloured handles to unravel the matching cords. A real brain tease!
Price: £14.99

For Her

Katarina Cosmetic Bag
Pop those new Christmas smellies into this bright and stylish cosmetic bag.
Price: £7.99

Katarina Recipe Folder
If your loved one is next year’s budding Masterchef finalist, why not give them this beautiful Katarina recipe folder to keep those prized culinary masterpieces safe.
Price: £12.99

For Him

Moderno Stationery Set
Combined with the desk tidy, the Moderno stationery set presents everything a smart gent will need for his office. Or pop the soft brown faux leather case into the top pocket for that Board meeting.
Price: £8.99

Gadget Shop, Genius Puzzleman
The wooden toy craze is still in fashion, so get your kids thinking this Christmas with Puzzleman. Slot the wooden blocks together to transform the man into a cube, and then back into a man.
Price: £5.99

I hope that's helped solve a few of your festive headaches if you couldn't think of what to buy for your final few presents !

Disclosure : I received one of the products of my choice - but I won't tell you which one because it's a surprise !

Other blogposts you may be interested in :

Happy (Yankee) Christmas To Me !

What's Cooking at The Madhouse? menu plan 5/12/14


  1. Loads of lovely ideas. Love the satchel bag.

  2. some lovely items, I have not been to a W H Smith in years