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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

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.

Fruity Juicy Jelly Belly Jelly Bean Sweetness

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Tutti-Frutti Deliciousness

Jelly Belly Jelly Beans are full of juicy fruity flavours that we love!

But there’s more to Jelly Belly than just their Jelly Belly Jelly Bean deliciousness.

Did you know you can fill your home with a wide range of sweet Jelly Belly Scents?

The Jelly Belly Jelly Bean Tutti Fruitti Scented Candle from Wax Lyrical will burn for up to 60 hours filling your home with the delightfully sweet Tutti Fruitti aroma, supplied in a decorative sweet jar style glass container it looks fantastic too!

The same delicious scent is available in a stylish Jelly Belly Tutti Fruitti Candle Tin, ideal for travel, holidays, small breaks or a small gift, the tin is decorated with Colourful Jelly Belly Jelly Beans and contains a small candle with up to 16 hours burn time, perfect for you to take your favourite scent where ever you go and make everywhere you stay feel homely.

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Got Nuts For Coconut!

To release a gentle constant aroma without worrying about a flickering flame, ideal if you have pets or small children running around, try the wonderful Jelly Belly Reed Diffusers from Wax Lyrical, the sweet-scented highly fragranced oil is released through the reeds.

A decorative and delightful addition to your home and a perfect gift for a Jelly belly fan.

The Jelly Belly Coconut Reed Diffuser is one of our latest additions and smells totally tropical, allowing you to lose yourself in the sweet smell of a tropical island with the smooth scent of fresh Coconuts.

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Hello Kitty Jelly Belly Jelly Beans

If all this talk of the delicious Jelly Belly Scents is making your mouth water, you will be delighted to know we have a tasty selection of gourmet Jelly Belly Jelly Bean Products in stock.

If you are feeling generous, the Hello Kitty Pink and Red Jelly Belly Jelly Beans come in a sharing size bag with a colourful selection of reds and pinks all wrapped up in Hello Kitty Packaging they are perfect girly gifts!

For the ultimate in Jelly Belly self-indulgence, the Gourmet Lollibeans Lollipops Jelly Belly Jelly Beans are perfect.

Each Lollibean has 28g of gourmet Jelly Belly Jelly Bean flavour and they are shaped just like your favourite Jelly beans!

With various flavours including  Top Banana, Blueberry, Bubblegum, Very Cherry, Tangerine, Root Beer, Watermelon and Cotton Candy, you are spoilt for choice!

Swedish Angel Chimes and Christmas Candles.

Swedish Chimes Angel Carousel Christmas decorations at TAOS Gifts
Swedish Angel Chimes
Add the finishing touches to your Christmas decorations and create the perfect ambience with the warm glow from the candle and the gentle chimes from the carousel with one of our beautiful Swedish chimes.

The Silver Angel Carousel  is a nostalgic Christmas angel oversized tealight candle holder  made with silver coloured nickel-plated steel.

As the candle flame heats the carousel the Angels start to spin.

There are other styles and colours available including the father Christmas themed Silver Christmas Star Carousel, as the carousel spins Santa’s sleigh and the reindeer spin around, the carousel is finished of beautifully with a traditional Christmas Star on the top.

Add a little bit of magic to your Christmas display with the gentle chimes on the Swedish Christmas Chimes at TAOS Gifts with the beautiful swedish Chimes with 4 small candles to create an ambient glow while they heat the carousel, as it spins the chimes ring gently as they hit the little bell creating a subtle ding ding sound.

Watch the reindeer pull Father Christmas and his Sleigh around and around with gentle chimes on the Silver Father Christmas Chimes or watch as the Angels spin round and around on the original Swedish Angel Chimes Carousel.

Original Swedish Angel Chimes Christmas Decorations at TAOS Gifts
Dancing Angels and gentle bells

The Swedish Chimes are also available in a brass effect so you can mix and match to suit your colour scheme.

Replacement candles are available in handy packs of 20  in red, greenivory and white. Made by Shearer  Candles, they burn for up to 2 hours.

Shearer Candles also have a wide range of luxury scented candles ideal to give as Christmas gifts or to use at home to fill the home with seasonal scents.
Frankincense & Myrrh is a rich Arabian fragrance combining the oils of precious woods, spices, musk and vanilla, this triple wick candle comes in a stylish heavyweight glass jar and  a decorative gift box and has up to 40 hours of burn time.

Triple wick shearer candle, frankincense and myrrh at TAOS Gifts
frankincense and Myrrh triple wick candle

Shearer Candles Holly Berry and Clove is a deep red fragrance, spiced with cloves and cinnamon in a
stunning gold triple wick glass jar it adds glamour and decadence to your home or office.

Enjoy the rich and fruity scent of Oriental fig blended with warm festive spices with Shearer Candles Winter Fig, the  deep purple pillar candle gives you up to 85 hours of aromatic luxury!
Shearer Candles are made with quality waxes and oils to create the long-lasting fragrances.

We stock Shearer Candles hand poured scented candles in Spring Couture, Victorian Winter, Tropical Spa, Delice Aroma, On The Terrace and Highland Collection ranges, and they are available in a huge selection of filled tins, jars, glasses, tapers, pillars, votives, floating candles and tealights. Ideal gifts and finishing touches to your home decor there are colours, styles and scents to suit all tastes!

Add some Sparkle to Parties, Firework Night, Halloween, lets Glow!

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Hand Held Sparklers
Everyone loves playing with Hand Held Sparklers on Guy Fawkes night, writing your name with the fiery glow in the air, making shapes, dancing, trying to draw pictures in the dark before the sparkle burns out, they are great fun and popular with all ages.

Create your own sparkling display this Firework night with our range of Sparklers and Glowing gifts.

They are becoming more and more popular at Halloween, Birthday Parties and other celebrations.

If you’re organising a large party or big event we have Hand Held Sparklers available in large bulk packs as well as the small standard packs.

For outdoors we have a variety from  Hand Held 10cm Mini Sparklers, standard 25cm Hand Held Sparklers, large 40cm Hand held Sparklers and the more unusual Heart Shaped Hand Held Sparklers.

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Pretty Heart Shape Outdoor Sparklers
The Hearts look beautiful when lit, their novel shape makes them perfect for Weddings, Romantic Nights, Valentines Celebrations, Engagement Parties, Birthdays or any other event you’d like to celebrate in sparkling style!

For indoors, Birthday Cakes, Parties and Glitzy Celebrations we have more sparkling delights, Long Sparkling candles, no sticks required, these long candles will stick straight into the cake, as the candle burns down they spark gently.

For a more dramatic effect, the Ice Fountain cake sparklers burn down with a bright flame and lots of sparkle, they are available in either Gold or Silver.

Indoor Firework Number Sparklers are beautiful, with numbers from zero up to nine  in either Gold or Silver they are perfect decorations  for cakes.Perfect  to celebrate special age birthdays, Wedding Anniversaries or children’s Birthdays.

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All numbers available cake sparklers


Prepare for Firework night early with TAOS Gifts, whether you are going to an organised display or throwing a Bonfire party yourself, remember the firework code.

Always hold Hand Held Sparklers out at arm’s length while wearing gloves to protect your skin from the sparks, never leave children unsupervised.

Have fun!


Jelly Belly Jelly Beans and Jelly Belly fruity gifts

Who can resist the tasty Jelly Belly Jelly Beans?jelly beans, smoothie blend,jelly belly, Taos gifts

Bright and fruity, gorgeously juicy and bursting with flavours such as;

Blueberry, Bubblegum, Buttered Popcorn, Chocolate Pudding, Coconut, Candy Floss, Green Apple, Island Punch, Lemon, Lemon Lime, Liquorice, Orange Sherbert, Peach, Pina Colada, Strawberry Daiquiri, Tangerine, Toasted Marshmallow, Tutti-Fruitti, Very Cherry and Watermelon.

Or for those that like it sour, try the Sours Jelly Belly Jelly Beans with Sour Apple, Sour Orange, Sour Peach, Sour Raspberry, Sour Cherry, Sour Lemon, Sour Blueberry, Sour Watermelon, Sour Grape and Sour Strawberry.

For those that like it smooth and fruity, you have to try the delicious Smoothie blend jelly beans from Jelly Belly. With tasty flavours including Pineapple Pear, Cherry Passion Fruit, Mandarin Orange Mango and Mixed Berry, they are popular with anyone with a sweet tooth.

If you just can’t get enough of them you can now surround yourself with the sweet and mouth-watering smells of your favourite Jelly Beans with the fun and funky, gorgeous smelling Jelly Belly Scented candles by Wax Lyrical.

Fill your home with the sweet smell of Toasted Marshmallow or Sizzling Cinnamon. There’s lots to choose from! If you’re spoilt for choice and can’t decide which delicious sounding Jelly Belly Candle to choose, we have random mixed packs so you can try them all and save money by buying in bulk at the same time.

TAOS Gifts also has lovely little mini candle selection boxes containing 18 highly fragranced scented mini candles by Wax Lyrical,  based on the delicious flavours of Jelly Belly jelly bean candy and a matching candle tray.

Jelly Belly Large Gift pack at TAOS Gifts

For the serious Jelly Belly Jelly Bean fans we have the ultimate gift pack that contains all of your favourite products!

Each gift pack is randomly selected by us and includes;

A Scented Jelly Belly Glass Jar (9.6cm x 9.6cm x 14cm),

Jelly Belly Reed Diffuser (50ml),

2 x Scented Jelly Belly Candle Tins (6.4cm x 6.4cm x 4.8cm),

Jelly Belly Mini Candle Mix Box (3 square tealights 4cm x 4cm x 2cm),

Metal Jelly Belly Candle Tray (metal 24cm x 10.5cm x 1.3cm)

and 2 x small boxes of Jelly Belly jelly bean sweets (50g)

The fruity goodness doesn’t end there!

Totally immerse yourself in the divine Jelly Belly bath and shower gel, with a different flavour for every day of the week.

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There is even a Jelly Belly Lip Balm in four exciting flavours, choose either Blueberry, Water Melon, Bubblegum or Very Cherry.

With their delicious flavours, wonderful aromas and stylish packaging in fun and funky colours Jelly Belly products are perfect gifts for all ages.

Toy Story 3

Everywhere you go, you can’t escape the return of Woody and his pal Buzz, Toy Story mania is everywhere you look. Our 4 year old son did not escape the Toy Story mania this year, in fact, to his delight he was quite overloaded with Toy Story goodies and toys, including his very own custom made Toy Story Birthday cake. He really can’t wait until July 2010, when Toy Story 3 will be out at the cinema.

Toy Story CakeAndy’s bed covers are decorated with coloured fondant icing, and the wooden bed was moulded with fondant icing which was hand painted with brown concentrated down sugar paste food colouring. On top of the bed are five charToy Story Cakeacter Toy Story toys Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Bullseye and a cute Green Alien all taken from Toy Story Gachas which really finish off the yum Birthday Cake. Gachas are surprise toy capsules that each contain a random toy inside from popular themes such as Hello KittyToy Story and Super MarioKart and start at just £2.50 each.

On top of the Toy Story cake was a Number 4 Sparkler and 4 self relighting candles from our Party Supplies range. A huge thumbs up from this 4 year old.

Got a Birthday party coming up?

Birthday cake candles at TAOS GiftsNew in stock at TAOS Gifts are lots of handy tablewear items for your birthday party, celebration, picnic or barbeque.  We now have in stock magic self re-lighting birthday cake candles at only 80p for 10 candles, and pink / blue birthday cake candles with holders for just £1.00 for 24, as well as magic coloured flamed Angel Flames birthday cake candles.

Jam making jar cover at TAOS GiftsIf you are planning on making any jam or marmalade this spring we also have 1lb and 2lb sized jam jar covers. All you need is some fruit, sugar and empty jam jars and your cupboards could be full of home made jam for the rest of the year.

Wooden disposable cutlery at TAOS Gifts We also now stock environmentally friendly birch wood disposable cutlery, of course you can wash and reuse it if you prefer, rather than throwing it away. At only £1.00 for 24 pieces the cutlery is a real snip. Available in packs of knives, forks, spoons or an assortment pack of all 3.

Don’t forget TAOS Gifts also stock bright paper plates, paper cups, paper napkins and disposable paper tablecovers in a funky partytime theme as well as jelly/trifle cases in pink and yellow, as well as wooden cocktail sticks, handy sandwich flags, home baking cake cases, easy to use ice cube bags, plastic jumbo straws, wooden ice lolly sticks,  wooden toffee apple sticks, great for Halloween, and more for your party.

 What are you waiting for? Plan your party today!!

Fresh Scents from For Every Body Candles

New in stock from TAOS Gifts are Fresh Scent candles from For Every Body Candles. Spring is almost here, and the delicate aroma of these large jars will really fill your home with the delightful spring Fresh Scents of nature.

Spring Fresh by For Every Body CandlesFresh Scent candles are available in Bamboo, Daisy Musk, Pink Clover, Rain Drops, Spring Blossom and Tangerine Vanilla. They are attractively priced at £11.95 each and come in a huge 18oz glass jar which will burn for up to 180 hours. All For Every Body Candles are made from soy, so they are clean and green, and last longer than most beeswax or paraffin candles. Which one will you treat your home to today? 

Can’t decide which one to have buy any 5 Fresh Scent candles and TAOS Gifts will treat to the 6th one for free, offer ends 31st May 2010, whilst stock lasts.