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Top 5 Last Minute Valentine’s Gifts

Still struggling for something great as a Valentines gift this week? Then look no further that this super list of last minute gifts and make sure you don’t end up in trouble with your other half! Regardless of whether you’re looking for something big or small, we’ve got whatever you’ll need to make you valentine swoon. Use these 5 gifts to make the perfect Valentine’s Day for the one you love!

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Anti-Valentine’s | Ideas for Singletons

With love starting to fill the air and couples making plans and hunting around for the perfect Valentine’s gift idea, it can be easy to feel left out when you have no one to share the day with. However, February the 14th needn’t be a sad day and should be embraced by everyone. With that in mind, we here at IWOOT have thought up some ideas for all those singletons out there on how to make the most of the day.

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A Life of Wine | Short History of the Alcoholic Beverage

The entire written history of humanity is also a history of humans getting drunk. Indeed the history of drinking alcohol extends back to at least the early Neolithic period (around 10,000 BC), as attested to by the discovery of beer jugs from towards the end of the Stone Age. Before I look at some products to augment your modern-day merriment, let’s take a brief look at the history of alcohol.

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Do something different | Valentine’s Day

A special day for every couple, Valentine’s Day this year needn’t follow the generic pattern of buying roses, weird socks and dinner at whichever restaurant has a reservation left. Why not do something unique and get some Valentine’s gifts that you’ll always remember.

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Valentine’s Day Gifts | A Brief History

Originally an annual Roman festival for lovers, Valentine’s day became a Christian holiday to celebrate the legend of St. Valentine, who was thought to have been executed for performing marriage ceremonies in secret during a ban under the rule of Roman Emperor Claudius II in the third century AD. St. Valentine is thought to have died on 14th February. Whilst imprisoned awaiting his fate, it is also thought that the priest fell in love with the jailer’s daughter and signed off his final correspondence to her, “From your Valentine”. A legend was born.

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Winter Warmers

‘Frosty’, ‘damp’, ‘grey’ – ‘damn cold’. These are all words that could be used to describe the horrendous weather we all (in the northern hemisphere, at least) must endure at this time of the year. As we slowly approach February like a septuagenarian attempting to cross an icy intersection, we’re all still stuck in the depths of winter. What better time, then, to indulge in a plethora of great gift ideas to make those two ultimate winter warmers: Tea and Coffee?

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Give Us a Hug | Cosy Times

In case you didn’t already know, it is International Hug day today so make sure you give your loved ones a massive hug if you haven’t already done so. Originating from Michigan US in 1986, this great day celebrates the embrace of two people who care for each other, be it your mum, your closest friend or the family dog (not quite a person we know, but family all the same).

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Got To Be In It To Win It | Suck UK

Suck UK is a British born gifting brand renowned for embracing the creation of quirky gifts ideas and original home accessories. This brand relishes in offering a range of products injected with stylish humour, which in turn offers a vast product range that can appeal to almost everyone!

With Christmas just around the corner we teamed up with Suck UK to bring YOU the opportunity to win big. During December last year we ran competition for you to win a whopping £1600 worth of gifts. With every competition there is a lucky winner and Nicci from Dunkinfield in Cheshire struck gold when she entered our competition.

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Bright Ideas | Top 5 Lighting Picks

Although often considered to be an addition to a room rather than the main attraction, lighting should never be something that’s overlooked. Here’s a selection of our top 5 lighting choices so you can turn your house into a home. Let’s just call them, glowing recommendations.

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New Year Picks | Buyers’ Top 10

With Christmas done and dusted, now it’s time to start thinking about gift ideas for all those Capricorns and Aquarians, whilst not forgetting to get yourself ready for Valentine’s Day! If, however, you are free from having to gift hunt for a few months, then perhaps it is about time you treated yourself to something new and exciting for the New Year? Is your living room due a bit of interior design re-vamp? Do you have some tired looking utensils in your kitchen that desperately need replacing? Our busy buyers have taken some time out of their schedules to hand pick their top 10 products, items they themselves have their eyes on for a little New Year treat!

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