Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Christmas Tree Competition 2016 - £50 Voucher up for grabs

Now we have passed the first Sunday of Advent, it's a green light to all those Christmas-aholics who have been on the starting blocks since Bonfire Night - what are you waiting for?Let's decorate the tree!

Our very own Vincenza (christmas-prima-fanatic) is yet to don her first Christmas jumper of the season - but her tree is already up!
We are running our Christmas Tree Competition again this year and there's a £50 Voucher up for grabs! We loved looking at all the pictures of your amazing creations last year!  Some traditional, some very contemporary but all unique!
We gave first Prize to @misscattykins last year - we especially loved that the baubles were collected over many years, each special and hopefully with special memories attached.  I know that is exactly how I feel each year when decorating my own tree, as the kids ooh and ahh as every bauble is unwrapped!  

We can't wait to see what you all get up this year, please send in your pictures, we will announce the winner on Friday 23rd December 

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Best Selling Candles

Everyone loves a candle and as the nights are about to get very cold indeed.  What better way to enjoy an evening indoors!

Candles - you simply can't go wrong giving a beautiful candle and this year we have a selection that will suit all budgets and tastes.
Top of the range are these luxury stunning candles from Voluspa, Crisp Champagne Candle and Gardenia - The Ceramic Pillar design comes with a clever ceramic vented snap close lid. This allows the scent to disperse even when the candle is not lit.  £39.50
Prosecco ho ho yes please.  This gorgeous candle was created using the tasting notes from a famous wine maker - sparkling white grapes with hints of grapefruit, rose and subtle fruits.
Poured by hand into a glass container re-purposed from a wine bottle, the rim polished by flame to give a perfect finish and finally beautifully packaged in a smart grey tube. No better gift for £22.95
From our best-selling range from Country Candles, this candle has a fragrance evocatively Christmassy fragrance.  Floral high notes of lily and jasmine combined with juicy figs, leading to a woody trail of amber and cedar. Perfect for lighting and get cosy by the fire.
and finally for anyone looking for a candle with a difference, these phrenology and palmistry candle jars are both mystical and charming - The wax is unscented and the thick glass jar with these detailed "medical" illustrations protect the flame as it burns with a warm hypnotic glow.  When finished the glass jars can be used decoratively or as a vase. The candles are sold individually at £5.95

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Sophie's Choice

We have asked each of our sales team to pick their 4 favourite products for our Buyers Pick feature.  

Here is Sophie's Choice and why she loves them so much!

Jellycat Bunny - cause it's just so darn soft! Clearly a source of comfort for all ages

Picture - as an artist myself I love the character and the colours of this picture. The Artwork at MAP (often supporting local artists) always fills me with inspiration.

Five on Brexit Island - as flawed humans we often make rash decisions but this is the best decision made in 2016 apparently. When the world goes to shit we can at least try to see the funny side.
Notebook - I've always been a sucker for stationary and now I look no further. MAP has the best selection at reasonable prices that make the best gifts, for myself included.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Woodland Friends meet Retro Toys - 2 more Christmas Decoration Themes

With just over 4 weeks to go -  this week we are revealing not one but 2 more of our Christmas Decoration Looks.  

Winter wouldn't be the same without our little woodland friends all made from natural materials - wood, bristle and twigs sprinkled with shimmering snow & a dusting of glitter for extra magic.  
I love the tradition of buying a new bauble each year - I buy my kids a bauble (or 2) each year, our tree has no theme, but is an eclectic mix of memories which reflect their interests at the time!  The retro decorations hold a Nostalgic Charm and will be treasured for years!

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Oh K! The brand new beauty range from So-Ko

So-Ko (AKA South Korea) has long been the birthplace of innovative Beauty Products. This collection from Oh K! captures the essence of K-Beauty style with its carefully curated colour palette, quirky products, super cute characters and  playful packaging. Perfect for stockings, or even to hang on the tree.
All the products are well priced and are set to be the filler of choice for the stockings of all discerning beauty addicts this Christmas.