Here is Nene Local’s guide to Christmas gifts… We’ll be adding more items as we find them, so do pop back. As Christmas 2020 will be like no other, we’re including an online ‘where to buy’ for anyone who wants to do all their shopping from the safety and comfort of home.
Pet portraits are an ideal Christmas present for friends and family, but I realise that trying to get that perfect photo in secret can me problematic! The ideal solution is a gift voucher, available at three levels, it gives the recipient time to find or take that perfect snap ready to be immortalised in pastel, and something to look forward to after Christmas.
Tira Stanford – Tirastan-art – Email@ firstname.lastname@example.org – Tel: 07734816243
WHERE TO BUY your gift vouchers https://www.tirastan-art.com/page/gift-vouchers
Help & Safety at Work – HASAW
For a novel Christmas gift idea for the person who has everything… how about the gift of safety! You can buy extinguishers and fire blankets in Thrapston from HASAW! Place your order with the team and pick up from their office on Market Road, Thrapston. They’ll even give you a quick lesson in how to use them correctly. Every kitchen needs its safety equipment…. A set with Fire blanket, Extinguisher and Smoke Alarm – just £49.99 from HASAW.
WHERE TO BUY call 01832 735874 – Help and Safety at Work Ltd – www.hasaw.com – Market Road, Thrapston
Samantha Alice Photography
Beautiful gift vouchers, just right for Christmas presents!
Vouchers to the value of £25 and higher, They will be valid for 1 year from date of purchase and can be used towards any photography session.
Get in touch via: www.samanthaalicephotography.com or Social Media (FB + Insta) @samanthaalicephotography
WHERE TO BUY www.samanthaalicephotography.com
Ottilie Home and Gifts – Acorn Bird Feeder
We love the quirky Acorn Bird Feeder, £12 from Ottilie Home and Gift
Turn the hanging ring at the top to remove the top, fill with raw peanuts or other bird feed (make sure it’s filled with feed that won’t fall through the holes like seeds though!), reattach top and screw in firmly, then use that ring to hang the feeder in your garden.
www.ottiliehomeandgifts.co.uk – Facebook.com/ottiliehomeandgifts
WHERE TO BUY https://www.ottiliehomeandgifts.co.uk/shop/4584032616/acorn-bird-feeders/11413632
Acorn Bird Feeder is also available in Healthy Pet Supplies, Huntingdon Road, Thrapston
More information at https://www.nenelocal.co.uk/2020/10/freedom-labels-last/
One of the UK’s first wire-free bras that provides genuine support and lift for D+ cup. The Freedom Bra provides noticeably enhanced lift for wearers in comparison to competitors, thanks to its combination of four-way stretch fabric and M-TEC foam cups. The weight-distribution within the bra has been engineered by D+ cup specialists for both comfort and support.
Nene Local Says “This is the most comfortable bra I have ever worn!”
WHERE TO BUY https://wearmyfreedom.com/
Small and Wild Teas for Children
A range of teas aimed especially at children, flavours include; Jolly Croc – a blend of strawberry, banana and apple. Snoozy Fox – camomile, lavender and spearmint, Happy Toucan – rooibos, cinnamon and vanilla, Merry Tiger – mango, pear and raspberry
For a full review click here https://www.nenelocal.co.uk/2020/10/small-wild-tea/
WHERE TO BUY https://www.smallandwild.com/ 10% off your first order
The Skin Woof Range
Find out more about collagen boosting skin supplements here https://www.nenelocal.co.uk/2020/10/improve-skin-skin-woof/
Skin Woof is an innovative natural supplements business committed to providing premium, yet affordable, scientifically-backed beauty products that deliver lasting results for our customers’ skin from within without any hassle. The current Skin Woof product range consists of Skin Woof Collagen Beauty Drink, Skin Woof Original Vitamins for Healthy and Radiant Skin, Skin Woof Tan Enhancing Vitamins and Skin Woof Vitamin C Radiance Serum.
WHERE TO BUY https://www.skinwoof.com/collections/all-products
Single purchase or monthly subscriptions available
Microplane Professional Serrated Peeler
The latest addition to the meticulously engineered range is the Microplane Professional Serrated Peeler with an elegant, balanced design ideal for peeling soft-skinned fruit such as kiwis, mangoes, peaches and papaya for festive fruit salads. Soft vegetables like peppers and tomatoes are also easy to prepare for winter soups and sauces. The ultra-sharp, curved, stainless-steel serrated double blade swivels up to 30° to expertly contour fruit and vegetables and guarantees perfect results every time. Simply place the serrated blade on the skin of the ingredient and gently peel, the skin will come right off doing away with the need for blanching.
The soft-touch, ergonomic handle, expertly created for right or left-hand use, enables the thumb and forefinger to find the optimum position for precise and comfortable use.
Aside from easily peeling soft fruits and vegetables, the new Serrated Peeler can also be used for zesting. It removes perfect strips of citrus without the bitter white pith and is ideal for use with extra-ripe fruits where one wrong move with a knife can reduce the flesh to juicy mush!
Nene Local says “We were impressed with the weight of the serrated peeler, as it meant for ease of use. Being left and right-handed was a bonus in our house too.”
WHERE TO BUY – RRP £19.95 WWW.hartsofstur.com
Special Edition Rhubarb & Apple Chutney
The latest addition to the Tracklements range of award-winning Christmas condiments is NEW Special Edition Rhubarb & Apple Chutney (RRP £3.60 220g), available from fine food delis and farm shops nationwide and online at www.tracklements.co.uk. Rhubarb and Bramley apples come together in perfect harmony for this deliciously tart yet succulently sweet food fan. Charismatic with cheese, over-the-top scrumptious with oily fish, ridiculously moreish with roast pork and last, but definitely not least, tantalising in a Turkey Sandwich.
Nene Local says “At under £4 it makes a great stocking filler gift, and tastes delicious!”
WHERE TO BUY www.tracklements.co.uk
Tracklements 9-Mini Jar Gift Set
The Tracklements 9-Mini Jar Gift Set (RRP £6.20 280g) makes a tasty treat for a stocking filler or a thoughtful gift for the Christmas Day host. The selection complements every well-stocked festive table from Sticky Fig Relish, Caramelised Onion Marmalade and Apricot & Ginger Chutney to enjoy with cheese and cold cuts to Strong Horseradish Cream for the Boxing Day beef sandwiches and classics such as Fresh Chilli Jam and Cranberry, Port & Orange Sauce and, of course, a variety of Mustards for which Tracklements is famous.
Did you know, back in 1970, William Tullberg made the first British wholegrain mustard? 50 years on William’s son, Guy, carries on his legacy. However, that one mustard has matured into eight varieties and over 40 award winning chutneys, relishes and sauces. The range is still handmade in Wiltshire, abiding to traditional recipes, with an underpinning principal to buy the best quality ingredients sourced locally wherever possible to ensure the products taste as good as, if not better than, homemade.
WHERE TO BUY www.tracklements.co.uk
VASO Glass Straws
VASO’s range of premium glass straws are a great gift for the eco warrior in your life, offering a reusable, sustainable and recyclable product (and packaging) that delivers a 100% pure taste as they are free from plastics, toxins, mineral oils and BPA.
The straws are an extremely high-quality product, engineered in Germany from toughened glass. They also have a range of bamboo travel cases that have been specifically designed for their straws.
The sustainable, reusable and eco-friendly market is seeing huge growth as the consumer awareness grows and straws, cotton buds etc get banned in more and more places.
WHERE TO BUY https://glassstraw.co.uk
Sons Saw Palmetto and Argan Oil Shampoo
Sons are a men’s haircare start-up, whose products are tried, tested and loved by guys, with products from their luxurious thickening shampoo to the full works box which is clinically proven to fight hair loss – which affects an estimated 6.5million UK men.
Sons recognise that a guys’ hair can impact their confidence, and that taking care of male grooming needn’t be fussy or expensive. As something that’ll be put to good use, it’s the perfect gift for the man in your life at Christmas.
For more information read our full article about their subscription service here https://www.nenelocal.co.uk/2020/10/hair-care-subscription-box-shows-hair-loss-whos-boss/
WHERE TO BUY www.sons.co.uk
Gluten Free Panettone by Vergani (750g £15)
No-one has to miss out on this Italian classic at Christmas. Panettone is a rich Italian bread made with eggs, fruit and butter. The word derives from the Italian word “panetto”, a small loaf cake and dates back to the Roman Empire when ancient Romans sweetened a type of leavened cake with honey. Packed with raisins and candied orange peel, this Gluten Free version is perfectly fragrant, moist and delicious enough for the whole family to enjoy. Simply cut into generous pieces and share, or just treat yourself – with a glass of white or rosé Moscato or anything chilled and sparkling.
Vegan Panettone by Vergani (750g £15)
Vegan or not, there’s no need to miss out on a Christmas classic! Enriched with candied orange peel it’s fragrant, moist and moreish. Give as a gift or serve up to guests over Christmas with a chilled glass of Moscato.
WHERE TO BUY https://www.sacla.co.uk/search?q=PANETONE
Pack size: 1 x 28 capsules (28-day supply)
- A special formulation more easily absorbable than standard magnesium oxide
- Contributes to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue
- Contributes to normal muscle function
Magnesium plays an important role in many aspects of our health. Magnesium+ contains magnesium lactate, an organic formulation shown to be more bioavailable (easier to absorb) than standard magnesium oxide. A subscription service is available.
WHERE TO BUY https://futureyouhealth.com/magnesium
Selma by Rosa Faia
Selma by Rosa Faia lingerie set in gorgeous Patriot Blue, Black or White and Rosewood
Beautiful underwired bra Available up to a J Cup – £52 Underwired bra
Plus matching lacy undershorts – £27 Boy short
Make the most beautiful gift for her. Packaged in adorable pink and brown boxes
WHERE TO BUY www.embraceluxurylingerie.co.uk
Unique Trendy Art Poster Prints from Ink & Drop
Ink&Drop create high quality, beautiful art prints for your home or office. Styles ranging from street art, botanical art, customisable prints, to Scandinavian style minimal prints, we have something for every style of interior design. The posters are all designed in-house by their own designers and artists, with backgrounds in graphic design and fine art, so you can be sure the artwork on your walls will be as unique as the rest of your home.
WHERE TO BUY https://inkanddrop.com/
Binary Botanical Beers
This light, refreshing beverage pairs wonderfully with an array of cuisines, and also makes the perfect base for cocktails – try it in a stemmed glass with cucumber and rosemary or with orange and fresh mint as a spritz alternative. Our full review is here https://www.nenelocal.co.uk/2020/11/female-founded-health-conscious-beer-launches/
WHERE TO BUY www.binarybotanical.com
YubiKey Protects your Digital World
Whether its paying your taxes on gov.uk, to checking your Facebook, to collaborating on Dropbox – the YubiKey is by your side helping with internet security.
For more information click here
WHERE TO BUY – https://www.yubico.com/gb/store/