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We’re nuts about these!!

TAOS Gifts have just got stock of a new yummy chocolate range from Hider Foods, and we are seriously impressed about the quality and taste.

Our favourite in the range has to be the Orange and Macadamia Clusters, they are made from chopped up pieces of almonds and macadamia nuts mixed with fruity orange peel and covered in the creamiest milk chocolate. Each bag contains 95g, enough for 2 generous servings, you could always share a bag with a friend…

Other flavours in the range include Raspberry and Yogurt Clusters covered in white chocolate, Jumbo Raisins covered in white and milk chocolate and Salted Pretzels covered in milk chocolate.  They are all priced at £2.50 a bag except the pretzels which are only £1.50 each. Treat yourself, you deserve it!

Milka Chocolate Easter Eggs

mk800 assorted newThis year we are stocking lots of yummy Milka chocolate mini eggs for Easter. There is a 400g assorted Gift Box available as well as three varieties of small 100g bags of Dime, Biscuit and Milk chocolate mini eggs.

The assorted Gift Box contains an assortment of approximately 50 milk praline, milk, white, milk biscuit and white praline chocolate mini eggs. A really great assortment of eggs to suit all tastes, ideal for adults or children this Easter.
What’s your favourite mini eggs in this box? We love the traditional creamy Milk chocolate mini eggs but to be honest there are not any in the box that we don’t like!!mk eggs all 3

The small 100g bags of Dime, Biscuit and Milk contain approximately 12 eggs each, all eggs are 3cm in size making them ideal for children.

The mini egge are also ideal for all round little sweet treats (whilst stocks last of course), but you may find it hard not to eat them all in one sitting….

Hula Hooping The Easy Way

Slot Together Hula Hoop
Slot Together Hula Hoop

Brightly coloured adjustable Hula Hoop for children of all ages, suitable for adults too, well we can’t let the children have all the fun.

E29472_800 hulaThe Hula Hoop is made from eight slot together sections, you can use six, seven or eight sections to make three different sizes of Hula Hoop from 57cm to 75cm in diameter.  Ideal for a growing child.

Each section of the Hula Hoop is brightly coloured and simply slides into another piece to create an unbroken plastic loop and it comes in a smart gift box. Go outside and play!

V&A Inspired Shearer Candles

The V&A archives hold millions of amazing artifacts, including world class collections of glass, textiles, graphics, photography and fashion, offering a wealth of inspiration to designers and manufacturers.

The V&A Collection by Shearer Candles introduces a set of 4 scented candles and reed diffusers taking inspiration from one of the most innovative Arts and Crafts designers, Charles Annesley Voysey (1857 – 1941). Voysey was an English architect, furniture and textile designer famed for his highly original style. This range draws upon a design for a wallpaper by C.F.A Voyset, England about 1900.   © Victoria and Albert Museum.

In the range there is a 60 hour Scented Candle in a decorative glass jar, and a 200ml Reed Diffuser, both beautifully presented in a stylish gift box that is sure to impress your recipient. The Reed Diffuser also comes as a handy Refill Set complete with a 200ml bottle of fragranced oil and a set of replacement reeds, so you need not despair when it has run out.

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Each product is available from TAOS Gifts  in the following four scents, something to suit all tastes:

  • Angelica – a rich, sultry oriental vanilla layered with dark patchouli and a hint of sweet amber
  • Ebony – a fresh top note of grapefruit and mandarin enriched with a floral and spicy heart, with a fine amber and warm vanilla base
  • Heliotrope – green, floral top notes start your sensual trip through a floral garden ending with a warm, woody and musky background
  • Rose Geranium – floral scented base and a zingy lemon top note with a hint of black pepper enriched with a floral heart on a base of clary sage

No Sugar Added Easter Eggs

We have not forgotten about those looking to reduce their sugar intake this Easter at TAOS Gifts, and this year we have a range of Stevia No Added Sugar Easter chocolate by Cavalier that is kinder to teeth and does not have any side effect (unlike some traditional no added sugar chocolate sweetened with maltitol). Stevia No Added Sugar chocolate is suitable for diabetics as part of a controlled diet, and a tasty chocolate alternative to the boring dark chocolate they are normally advised to eat. Remember to be treat wise though!
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The Stevia No Added Sugar chocolate Easter eggs by Cavalier are available in a twin pack of small hollow eggs, and also as small individual mini eggs.

We also have some Celtic No Added Sugar chocolate Easter eggs also available that are also gluten free as well as sugar free.

Treat Mum This Mother’s Day

Mothering Sunday in the UK is on 10th March 2013, so you still have time to buy Mum a little something special.

At TAOS Gifts we have a large range of Mother’s Day Gifts starting at less than £1, whether it is just a little thank you gift or something larger, you are sure to find a perfect gift for your Mum.

We love these Springtime Daffodils Chocolates from Gwynedd Confectioners, four cute little flowers each one decorated by hand, we can bet they wont last as long as the real thing though! Or perhaps your mum prefers Nougat, we have 100g bars of soft Italian nutty nougat available in many flavours including chocolate, lemon and fruity flavours, or if she is a Fudge fiend, then we recommend one of our 3 packs of Fudge Kitchen Gourmet Fudge gift boxes, simply select the 3 flavours you prefer into your basket and we will do the rest.

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If your mum doesn’t have a sweet tooth or prefers not to eat sweet things, then we have lots of sweet smelling treats for the bath from Bath Bubble & Beyond, including Bath Fizzers, Bath Marbles and Bath Tarts. They are all available in a large range of sweet and floral scents to suit all tastes.

For something a little longer lasting we have a large range of scented candles from WoodWick Candles and Wax Lyrical, or you could choose your favourite figurine from the More Than Words collection by Arora Design.

Dairy Free Easter Chocolate Gifts

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At TAOS Gifts we have a great range of Dairy Free chocolate gift ideas for Easter. Whether it is for children or for adults you will be able to find something suitable.

Take our cute little Organic Bunny Bar, he is 11cm high and is a great Easter treat for any child. We also have Moo Free Easter Eggs in stock, their brightly coloured packaging is sure to appeal to children of all ages.

Celtic Choices Dairy Free Egg With Caramels

If you are looking for something more sophisticated then you will not fail to be impressed by the two Dairy Free Easter Eggs we have in stock this year from Celctic. One is from the Choices range and is made with “milk” chocolate and contains the popular Choices Caramels, the other is made of dark chocolate and contains some mint chocolates.

Whatever chocolate you want to buy for your dairy intolerant loved ones, to avoid disappointment don’t hang around, as it is already selling fast.

What is your favourite Shearer Candles scent?

Hollyberry and Clove candles from Shearer Candles There are so many scents to choose from with Shearer Candles. Founded in 1897, Shearer Candles produce fine candles using only the purest and finest ingredients, and are already working on some exciting new scents for Spring 2012. We will let you know the new ones as soon as we know!

Shearer Candles produce a huge range of scented candles including tins, pillars, filled glass jars and tealights, as well as room sprays and reed diffusers for those that prefer not to burn candles, but do like a scented home.

Amber Noir scented candles from Shearer CandlesThe newest Shearer Candles scent for 2011 is Amber Noir, a rare, dark essence of tuberose, violets and amber, it is sensual and mysterious and will provoke all your senses. Amber Noir is part of the Victorian Winter range and is new for Winter 2011. Amber Noir is very similar in scent to the old favourite Amber and Rose Fondant, but it has darker heavier notes, and it is black in colour. So Amber Noir is not only a fantastic scent but its also a very sylish accessory for your home, and sure to be a sure favourite this year.  Another popular scents from the Victorian Winter range is Frankincense and Myrrh which is a dark burgundy colour and a rich arabian fragrance combining the oils of precious woods, spices, musk and vanilla. An all year round favourite is Orange and Cinnamon, orange in colour and a festive pot pourri of mandarin orange spiced with cinnamon, and not forgetting Winter Fig an oriental fig blended with festive spices, rich and fruity, deep purple in colour. Our ultimate favourite from 2011 is Hollyberry and Clove, it is a deep red fragrance, very festive and spiced with cloves and cinnamon, it remind us of winter clove sweets from yesteryears. 

Vanilla and Coconut room fragrances and candles from Shearer CandlesIf you prefer something more summery then the Spring Couture range from Shearer Candles is always popular the candles are generally white in colour, and more delicate in fragrance, this year in 2011 we saw two new additions to the range comprising of Mango and Starfruit, a ripe juicy mango scent smelling sweetly of summer and the tropics, this is so sweet and really reminds you of your holidays,  and Wild Tuscan Fig, imagine discovering the moment you break open a juicy fig, fresh from the tree, and ripened by the sun, thats where you will be with this fragrance.

Mango and Starfruit scented candles and room fragrances from Shearer CandlesMango and Starfruit and Wild Tuscan Fig, have joined the immensly popular Vanilla and Coconut a warm baked coconut with hints of vanilla pod, its not a heavy scent, we love the room spray which actually smells like Malibu! Another Spring Couture scent is Persian Lime and Grapefruit, an effervescent citrus fragrance opening with fresh kaffir lime and zesty sweet grapefruit, its very fruity and will really brighten up your mood. Not forgetting the ever popular Amber and Rose Fondant, a heady floral heart of tuberrose with top notes of violet and amber . Regretfully in 2011 Shearer Candles said goodbye to Lavender and Lilac, and China Rose, we hope that Lavender and Lilac will come back again one day. If these are your favourite scents, well we still have some stock of Lavender and Lilac, pure soothing essential lavender oil blended with sweet lilac buds, and also China Rose,  a delicious cocktail of fresh peach and raspberry that embellishes the seductive bouquet of rose and violet. But we recommend you hurry before they totally sell out.

Pomegranate and Ginger scented candles and room fragrances from Shearer CandlesIn 2010 it was time to say goodbye to Shearer Candles’ festive scent Pomegranate and Ginger, a bright red colour, smells of succulent pomegranate with a snap of ginger, also Vanilla and Black Walnut, a favorite with nut lovers, a luscious vanilla bean and sweet maple mixed with a hint of nutty walnut. The other scent to be discontinused was Victorian Plum, light purple coloured, a juicy ripe plum blended with crisp anise and warm cinnamon spice. We have very limited stock left of these three scents at TAOS Gifts and will not be getting any more. 

If you have a favourite Shearer Candles scent, please let us know on this blog or email us, we really do like to hear from you!!