Drift off to a Secluded Island with WoodWick Candles


secluded island escape, woodwick soy candle, wooden wick pettit size at TAOS Gifts
Secluded Island Escape
WoodWick Petites are small scented soy candles with a wooden wick, using the wooden wick gives a real fire crackling effect creating a relaxing ambience with a warm glow, a crackle as it burns and a heavenly scent as the soy starts to melt.

WoodWick Petites are small and stylish, highly fragrant candles that are supplied in a small glass jar, each 1.7 oz candle measures only 6 cm x 4cm but they have a massive burn time of up to 20 hours.

Secluded Island Escape Petites WoodWick Candle fills the room with the beautifully intoxicating scents of a private island bountiful with ripe berries, sweet nectar, and juicy currants.

bakery cupcake petites glass jar woodwick soy candle at TAOS Gifts
Cupcakes
Fill your home with the mouth-watering smell of home baking with the wonderful Bakery Cupcakesoy candle from the WoodWick Petite range, it has tantalising fragrance of  a sweet treat of moist yellow cake topped with rich buttercream icing.

There are more fragrances to tease the taste buds such as the warm and buttery scent of a French Patisserie with top notes of buttered pastries, fresh-baked sweets, and warm cinnamon, a wonderful and simple way to give your home that warm and cosy homely feel.

Lose yourself in Caramel Heaven with the delicious treat of creamy caramel and brown sugar with a hint of rich vanilla cream in the Caramel Petites Glass Jar WoodWick Candle.

Spice Road escape petites glass jar woodwick candle at TAOS Gifts
Nice and Spicy
If you want to add some spice to your life then you must try the delicious Spice Road Escape Woodwick Petites Candle, it burns with tantalizing scents of coriander, sandalwood, and other ancient spices capture the exotic essence of the old world trade routes.

Find the ultimate in relaxation with the Lavender Spa WoodWick Scented Petites Soy Candle, just let your worries melt away as you recreate a day at the spa with the relaxing and rejuvenating scents of specially blended lavender and eucalyptus essential oils.

Cavalier Sugar free Chocolate with Stevia, a Natural Herbal Sweetener


Dark Stevia No Sugar added Cavalier Belgian Chocolate Bar at TAOS Gifts
Dark Chocolate with Stevia, a natural sweetner

Cavalier Belgian Chocolate containing Stevia is now available at TAOS Gifts.

Ideal for special diets as it doesn’t contain any added sugar, the sweet taste comes from Stevia, a natural herbal sweetener that’s more than 200 times sweeter than sugar.

Stevia contains no calories and no carbohydrates,  and  has been used as an alternative to sugar for hundreds of years.

The Stevia plant is originally native to South America where the Guarani people have been using it for sweetness for hundreds of years.

The Stevia extract is taken from the Stevia plant which grows with a little help from nature’s rich soil, warm sun and generous rain.

There are many great flavours and fruity combinations to choose from.

white mango, raspberry stevia sugar free belgian chocolate by cavalier at TAOS Gifts
Fruity, Sweet, and sugar free!

Cavalier Dark Belgian Chocolate with Stevia is a rich dark chocolate that is rich in cocoa and has a delicious sweet taste from the natural herb.

As it contains Stevia, not sugar or artificial sweeteners it has no bitter after taste, no laxative effects and is kind to teeth!

Stevia has many significant benefits, for instance it does not have a laxative effect,  it is completely natural with a
huge sweetening power (300 times sweeter than sugar).

Only small quantities are needed,  it has been frequently tested and found to be 100% safe. Unlike some sweeteners, Stevia is totally non-carcinogenic, it is also stable when heated, hence suitable for frying and boiling.

Stevia is non-addictive, unlike ordinary sugar, for instance, replacing sugar with Stevia results in less plaque on teeth and fewer fillings.

Stevia contains zero calories and contributes to driving down obesity.

As well as all those benefits Cavalier have added a delicious fruity twist to some of their Stevia Chocolate range such as the tropical Cavalier White Mango and Raspberry White Chocolate Bar containing Stevia and dry chunks of fruit.

Belgian milk chocolate with hazlenuts, cavalier stevia chocolate treats at TAOS Gifts
A Delicious and Healthier Option

Nut lovers can enjoy luxury Cavalier Belgian Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts also sugar-free as it contains the natural and sweet Stevia instead of sugar.

Cavalier Belgian Chocolate containing Stevia may be suitable for diabetics and others that have to follow special diets.

Dark Flax Seeds and Rice Crisp Cavalier Dark Chocolate containing Stevia is a delicious rich dark Belgian dark Chocolate treat with a satisfying crunch of seeds and rice.

If you are looking for a healthier option, are on a strict diet Cavalier Belgian Chocolate containing Stevia could be just the treat you have been looking for!

Stevia Herb natural sweetener, sweeter than sugar at TAOS Gifts
The Stevia Plant

Is Stevia (Full name Stevia Rebaudiana Bertoni) safe?

Yes, research shows that Stevia is perfectly safe. Despite 10 years of research into potential downsides in quantities, no adverse effects are known of to date. On the contrary even, health benefits have been demonstrated with intake in higher quantities.

The EFSA, the European Food Standards Agency, is also convinced of this and has officially approved the use of Stevia.
Why are we hearing about Stevia only now?

Stevia has actually been used for centuries as a natural sweetener in countries such as China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Israel, Uruguay, Brazil and Paraguay. In Japan for instance Stevia is added to soft drinks as a healthy replacement for aspartame.

Due to the availability and the emergence of cheaper sugar and synthetic sweeteners, the effect of Stevia remained a well-kept secret in Europe.

In view of the socioeconomic importance of these sectors, over the past 10 years the politicians have reviewed the policy on sugar subsidies, resulting in refineries being closed.

This has created a gap for Stevia.

 

Great Ideas For Mothers Day Mothering Sunday the 18th March 2012


Mother comfort candle gifts for mothers day at taos gifts
Mothers are like Sunshine that warms the heart..

Mothering Sunday falls on the 18th of March this year, so there is still plenty of time to order you Mothers day gifts online.

At TAOS Gifts we have a wonderful range of gifts dedicated to Mums everywhere, so if you are looking for something sentimental and with a loving message or something novel and fun we are sure to have just the gift you are looking for.

With a beautiful selection of candles in stock there are plenty to choose from, but if you are looking for something specifically for Mum the Comfort Candle Mother Gift Set is a wonderful gift to give, already in a special gift presentation box.

It contains a round ceramic  tea light holder with a brass coloured lid, around the top of the candle holder are the words “Mothers are like sunshine that warms the heart….a gift that is given to us right from the start”

The Comfort Candle Gift Set comes with a matching photo frame,perfect for you to give to her with one of her favourite photographs. A beautiful and thoughtful gift that is easy to personalise with the addition of your own special photograph.

For you Mum, More than Wrods figurine from Arora design, Mothers day gifts at TAOS Gifts
For You Mum. With Love

For You Mum, is a beautiful, collectible figurine from the More Than Words Collection by Arora Design.

A young girl is presenting her mother with a beautiful bunch of flowers, her Mother is kneeling down  and kissing her daughter as she accepts the gift from her child.

Each More Than Words figure is charged with emotion, expressing the special bonds that exist in relationships. The characters of our loved ones are easily recognised in the poignant poses which capture life’s most emotional moments.

mum novelty chocolate for Mothers day at TAOS Gifts
Mum Novelty Chocolate
Natural texture and subtle colours bring to life each individual form, giving them the power to express unspoken feelings straight from the heart. This exquisite collection of elegant figurines portrays deep emotions such as, the love between siblings and friends, the unspoken bond of a mother and child, and the romance of a special relationship.

If Mum loves chocolate, send her chocolate with love, our Mum Milk and White Novelty Chocolate spells out the word Mum with a love heart at the end.

A 75g bar of chocolate divided into four delicious bite size pieces.

Golden Egg Gifts for Easter, Praline Chocolate Inside A Real Shell!


Golden Egg, real Eggshell filled with praline chocolate at TAOS Gifts
Golden Egg, when only the best will do
If you are looking for luxury gifts this Easter, it just doesn’t get much better than beautifully decorated real egg shells that are filled with delicious praline chocolate.

Gut Springenheide from Germany have created beautiful Easter Eggs in the most authentic packaging!

A Real Egg is thoroughly cleansed and filled with smooth praline chocolate and beautifully decorated.

At TAOS Gifts we have a delicious range of chocolate to choose from, perfect to give as Easter Gifts and use in traditional Easter Games.

The Golden Real Eggshell Praline Chocolate Egg from Gut Springenheide is a pure gold coloured egg-shell, simply chill the egg for 15 minutes and then gently crack open the real eggshell and enjoy the smooth chocolate truffle inside.

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Click here for easy Easter Shopping

How do they do it?

Real egg shells are emptied and twice sterilized to industry standards.

They are filled with a blend of the highest quality milk, dark and hazelnut chocolate to create a delicious truffle. The shells are then decorated in a variety of vibrant colors and patterns.

To serve just chill for 15 minutes then crack open and enjoy the rich chocolate truffle.

stripey real eggshell chocolate praline easter eggs
Egg shell filled with divine praline

 

Gut Springenheide Real Eggshell Chocolate Praline filled Eggs are carefully filled from the base, once you have removed the real eggshell you have a solid chocolate treat, very rich and filling with 26.6% hazelnuts!

Also available is the pretty multicoloured striped Real Eggshell Easter Egg, a beautiful and traditional Easter gift with a modern and unique presentation.

These decorated eggs also make beautiful Easter displays for events, Easter bonnets and other seasonal crafts, they are also great fun! Who needs foil wrapped eggs when you can have the original and best packaging around?

Alternative Gifts for Easter


paint your own easter bunny craft kit from TAOS gifts
Paint your own Easter Bunny!
The easter Holidays are just around the corner, at TAOS Gifts we have a wide range of Chocolate treats, Easter Eggs and other gift ideas.

If you want to give something different this year or don’t want the children eating too much chocolate, take a look at some of our alternative ideas.

Paint Your Own Easter Bunny Craft Kit is a fun creative gift for gift for young children, it comes with a little bunny that is all ready to paint, with three different coloured paints and a paint brush.
Children love to see their art on display and the colourful bunny can also be used as an alternative to the traditional Easter Egg hunt, play find the Easter Bunny instead.
If you prefer tradition and want to play hunt the Easter Egg, we have Paint Your Own Easter Egg Craft Kits, they also come with an Egg that is ready to paint, different colour paints and a paint brush.

Puzzle Eggs, Transforming Aliens, Alternative Easter Gifts at TAOS Gifts
Transforming Aliens

Hatching Aliens, might not be your first thought for an Easter Gift, but they are sure to be popular with Science fans young and old!

Alien Puzzle Eggs, are brightly coloured novel gifts that will last much longer than a traditional easter Egg.

The colourful plastic eggs  ‘hatch’ open and transform into alien figures in a series of moves.

Well thought out and can be transformed over and over again.

The Aliens and their eggs all vary in colours and designs.

Give the gift of light! Brighten up any room in the house with a funky glowing Egg!

It looks just like a rubbery white egg until you turn it on and then the free-standing egg transforms into a novel glowing sphere of light!

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Softly glowing egg

The Colour Changing Egg Morphs through a rainbow of colours, giving a soft ambient glow to any room, a much safer alternative to candles.

The Egg is battery operated and free-standing so you can use it anywhere, it also has a colour lock function so you can set it to glow one specific colour.

A wonderful night-light for children and a novel gift for Teenagers this Easter.

For many more alternative and novelty gift ideas have a look at our Easter Gift Shop at TAOS Gifts.

Wild Meadow Poppies Watercolour Themed Toiletries from Norfolk Lavender


China dish set, hand soap wild meadow by Norfolk Lavender at TAOS Gifts
Wild Meadow Hand Soap and Dish

In beautiful Poppy themed packaging based on the Wild Meadow Poppies watercolour painting in a Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady, the Wild Meadow floral fragrance using scents from rose, wild orange and geranium oils is available in various toiletries by Norfolk Lavender.

The Wild Meadow Hand Soap and China Dish Set is ideal to give as a gift, or add to your own Wild Meadow Collection, the 100g soap is beautifully scented and free of sodium lauryl ether sulphate and parabens, wrapped in the pretty Poppy design and supplied with the Bone China Soap Dish with drainage holes.

Wild Meadow Hand Soap is also available to buy without the soap dish.

If you prefer liquid hand soap, this is also available, Wild Meadow Liquid Hand Soap from Norfolk Lavender contains natural sugar-based foaming agents fragranced with rose, citrus, lavender and bergamot essential oils, in an easy to use pump-action dispenser, with the pretty poppy design it compliments any bathroom decor.

Liquid hand soap wild meadow the country diary of an edwardian lady norfolk lavender at taos gifts
Wild Meadow Hand Soap

For the ultimate in wild flower luxury, relax in the shower while smothering yourself in The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady Wild Meadow Shower Gel,with sweet orange and geranium essential oils, plus fragrant Calendula flower extract giving a delicate Wild Meadow floral fragrance using scents from rose, wild orange and geranium oils. It’s soft and gentle on your skin and leaves you feeling cleansed and refreshed.

Alternatively, fill your bath with soothing warm water, add a small amount of Wild Meadow Foam Bath and relax in a heavenly Wild Meadow bath full of delicately scented bubbles, sit back close your eyes and feel the tension slip away as you lose yourself in the fresh Wild Meadow fragrance.

Complete the fragrant luxury with Wild Meadow Body Talcum Powder, a super-fine dusting talc to leave you fresh, dry and feeling wonderful. Made with a natural starch base and fragranced with rose, palmarosa and geranium with top notes of bergamot with a delicate Wild Meadow floral fragrance using scents from rose, wild orange and geranium oils.

hand and nail cream, wild meadow from Norfolk Lavender at TAOS Gifts
Wild Meadow Hand and Nail Cream

To soothe and nourish your hands and nails, try the delightful Wild Meadow Hand and Nail Cream. It softens and soothes hardworking hands, nourishes nails and moisturises the skin with the natural wheat germ, olive and jojoba oils in a light, easily absorbed cream base.

For all over body moisture, the Enriching Body Lotion from the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady Wild Meadow collection.

Feel ‘good in your skin’ and treat it to a little pampering with this Wild Meadow body lotion, in a pump-action bottle
Containing moisturising avocado and jojoba essential oils, plus chamomile and Calendula flower extracts, to soothe and nourish your skin. It has the delicate Wild Meadow floral fragrance using scents from rose, wild orange and geranium oils.

It’s like a celebration of Spring all year round!

Fun Gift Ideas for Mum on Mothers Day


Good Mothers have sticky floors filthy ovens and happy kids fun Stonewitwords coaster at TAOS Gifts
It's true!

If you’re thinking of shopping for Mothers Day Gifts, take a look at the gift suggestions given on our handy gift finder, you’ll find it in the left hand side of our website and you can choose to search for gifts for numerous occasions.

Using the Mothers Day Gift Finder brings up some excellent suggestions such as the fun slogan coasters, luxury bathroom products and much more.

The Stonewitwords Coasters are fun, excellent quality, heavyweight stone coasters engraved with various slogans.

They are ideal small gifts for the home or the office and suitable for various ocassions.

For Mum this Mothers day why not send her a smile with one of our fun Coasters designed with Mum in mind?
Good Mothers have Sticky Floors, Filthy Ovens and Happy Kids is one of the fun messages for Mum, another great one is If Being a Mum Was easy, A Man Could Do It.

Chocolate Orange Scented Bath Fizzers Bath Bubble beyond at TAOS Gifts
Relaxation

After a busy day, there is no better way to relax than a nice warm bath, spoil Mum with a delicious Chocolate with a hint of  Orange Scented Bath Fizzer made by Bath Bubble and Beyond.

Also from Bath Bubble and Beyond are Random Scented Mini Bath Marbles, a fun and luxury gift to give you a whole new bath time experience, each marble is approximately 2.5cm diameter and you can use between one and 5 marbles per bath giving you a luxuriously scented relaxing bath.

Create the ultimate relaxing atmosphere by adding candles to your scented bath, with such a fantastic range of candles and other scented gifts at TAOS Gifts you are spoilt for choice!

China Rose Shearer Scented candle in decorative tin at TAOS Gifts
China Rose Hand Poured Shearer Scented Candle

Shearer Scented Candles are made with quality waxes and oils to create the long-lasting fragrances, their long burn times make them excellent value for money.

With it’s pretty pink packaging the China Rose Shearer Scented Candle is an ideal gift for Mothers Day, the travel size tin releases a delicious cocktail of fresh peach,  raspberry embellishes the seductive bouquet of rose and violet.

Shearer Candles are hand poured and made in Scotland, traditional and luxurious gifts for any occasion!

Gifts and Treats for Liquorice Lovers


Soft Finnish Liquorice sticks Saint Valentines at TAOS Gifts
Soft, Sweet and Delicious
If, like me and many others you are a big lover of liquorice then you will love the sweet treats and gorgeous gift ideas we have at TAOS Gifts.

Immerse yourself in the sweet smell and the divine taste of luxury liquorice. We have liquorice gifts to suit all tastes.

If you love your liquorice to be thick and chewy, they try the Saint Valentines Hard Italian Liquorice Twists, each 300g box contains approximately 6 long twists of thick hard Liquorice. A personal favourite of mine!

If you prefer the softer Liquorice then you will love  the Soft Finnish Liquorice by Saint Valentines.

Did you know Liquorice is a plant, the root of which has been used in medicine for thousands of years.

Pliny the ancient Greek writer describes its use in treating colds and asthma. Chinese medicine has long used it for sore throats and it is being thoroughly tested today for many other medicinal uses, it could be the next wonder cure. Just keep eating it and you may never be ill again!

The root if the liquorice plant contains Glycyrrhizic acid that is fifty times sweeter than sugar!

It’s not often something tastes this good and can actually be good for you!

If you can’t get enough of that sweet Liquorice flavour, then you must try the Extra Strong Liquorice Imps in a Tin from Joris Bel Canto

Liquorice Allsorts Novelty Lip Gloss Macaroon at TAOS Gifts
Fruity Flavours
In a handy pocket-sized tin there are 20g of extra strong mini liquorice imps
Delicious and refreshing liquorice drops, with a refined taste
Traditional Flemish hard liquorice (drop) sweets from Belgium.

Just for fun, why not keep your Liquorice Allsorts with you at all times, these ones wont go sticky in your pocket!

In fun Liquorice Allsorts Shapes Star and Rose Novelty Lip Gloss is a must for Liquorice lovers, OK so you can’t eat these, but they keep your lips soft and smooth and have delicious fruity flavours all wrapped up in a novelty container.

Fill your home with the delicious aroma of your favourite sweet treat, Jelly Belly Liquorice Scented Candle by Wax Lyricalcomes in a brilliant sweetie style glass jar that looks great anywhere and gives you up to 60 hours burn time.

Imagine your home filled with the delicious mouth-watering scent of Liquorice!

Liquorice jelly belly Scented candle in sweetie jar at TAOS Gifts
Mouthwatering Scent

You are not limited to Candles, you can also experience the sweet sensation with Jelly Belly Liquorice Reed Diffusers, the glass jar is filled with sweet-scented reed oil that is  infused with Liquorice fragrance, the oil is released through the reeds giving you up to 60 beautifully scented Liquorice-loving days

Country Diary Country Rose Toiletries from Norfolk Lavender


Hand wash liquid soap country rose diary of an edwardian lady norfolk lavender at TAOS Gifts
English Wild Rose
The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady was written by Edith Blackwell Holden, an Edwardian Naturalist.

It  contained exquisite watercolour illustrations and daily observations that tug nostalgic chords in all of us for a slower way of life in more natural surroundings.

The Wild Meadow collection of Natural toiletries by Norfolk Lavender was inspired by her ‘Poppies’ watercolour.

Containing gentle, natural products, the Wild Meadow Collection of Norfolk Lavender Toiletries come in beautifully illustrated packaging with natural ingredients and essential oils they are perfect to give as gifts or buy as luxurious treats for yourself.

The Country Rose Collection contains a delicate Country Rose floral fragrance using scents from rose, sweet orange and geranium oils in a plant-based formula.

Country Rose Hand Wash from Norfolk Lavender is in a handy and hygienic pump dispenser container decorated with wild roses.

Gentle on your skin with a delicate rose scent, it is not tested on animals and does not contain Sodium Lauryl Sulphate nor artificial fragrance.

The Wild Rose Fragrance can envelope you from head to foot leaving you smelling like an original English Rose.

Hand Nail cream country rose the country diary of an edwardian lady by norfolk lavender at TAOS Gifts
Wild Rose Hand and Nail Cream
Country Rose Shower Gel from Norfolk Lavenderis a  delightful cleansing gel made from gentle ingredients, flower extracts, essential oils and refreshing natural rose fragrance.

Soothe, soften and revitalise your skin with Country Rose Hand and Nail Cream from Norfolk Lavender.

A light, non-greasy hand and nail cream bursting with natural vegetable oils, olive, jojoba and sweet almond, to really moisturise your hard-working hands
Enriched with wheat germ, vitamin E, geranium essential oils and scented with a natural rose fragrance
Delicate Country Rose floral fragrance using scents from rose, sweet orange and geranium oils.

rich body lotion country rose norfolk lavender at TAOS Gifts
Rich Body Lotion
With its classic English Country theme and beautifully decorated pump-action container you can soothe and nourish your skin and replace lost moisture naturally with the Wild Rose Country Rose Rich Body Lotion from Norfolk Lavender.

A rich body lotion with jojoba, coconut and wheat germ oils, delicately scented with refreshing natural rose fragrance.
Delicate Country Rose floral fragrance using scents from rose, sweet orange and geranium extracts.

This is just a small sample of the delightful bathroom products and pampering gifts available at TAOS Gifts, to keep up to date with the latest news and special offers you can sign up to our news letter here.

Stress Busting Stretchy Tactile Toys


Tactile Toys, Sensory development, Stress release, Stretchy fun at TAOS Gifts
The Aliens Have Landed!
The Aliens have landedat TAOS Gifts!

They are out of this World, fantastic stretchy Alien toys with long stretchy arms, 4 fingered hands, long stretchy legs, squishable heads and available in various colours.

Don’t worry, these little Extra Terrestrials are not planning to take over the world. They will, however offer you hours of stretchy, tactile fun.

They are around 8cm tall until you stretch them, then they get longer and skinnier, their flexible bodies soon spring back into shape though.

Fantastic fun for all ages, perfect for party bag gifts and ideal sensory toys for children that like to keep busy while they’re thinking.

These colourful characters are also available to buy in bulk, a box of 72 brightly coloured Aliens to squish and squeeze and stretch. The wholesale packs of Aliens are ideal if you are planning a large party, or for schools, clubs  and sensory play centres.

If you are into Aliens, you’ll love the Hatching Alien Eggs, each egg contains a wonderfully gross stretchy, Slimy Bouncing Putty that can be blown into bubbles, capture print off newspaper, bounced, stretched into gruesome slimy webs and mixed with others to change the colour. Inside the slime is a little Alien embryo that is squishy, stretchy and bouncy!

Science Fiction Fans will be delighted to know we also supply Extreme Stretchies Spaceships, a pack of 4 Space Craft with various shapes and colours to add to your little Science Fiction fans collection

Stretchy smiley man, tactile sensory, party bag toy at TAOS Gifts
I keep smiling even when stretched!

You cannot fail to raise a smile with this wonderful Sunshine yellow Smiley Stretchy Man.

You can stretch this happy looking little chap to twice his original size and he still keeps smiling.

Each Yellow Stretchy Smiley Man comes wrapped in his own little bag and it perfect to give as a party page gift or lucky dip prize.

If you are a planning a party or event and would like a large quantity of Yellow Smiley Stretchy Men, then take a look at our wholesale package for massive savings and excellent value for money.

Do you like Cheese?

Swiss Cheese, Stretchy Cheese and Mice toy, tactile sensory Gifts at TAOS Gifts
Cheese? Oh, Yes Please!
Cheese lovers will love this Stretchy Chunk of Swiss Cheese with two Mice.

As tasty as it looks, please don’t eat it! Instead relieve stress by stretching, pulling and squashing the chunk of cheese and have fun pushing the squeezy, stretchy mice through the holes in the Swiss Cheese Chunk.

A great toy for Children and Adults, there is plenty of unputdownable squishy stress busting fun at TAOS Gifts.