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Dreaming of a White Christmas? Let it Snow!


Instant snow in a coan at TAOS Gifts
Instant snow, just add water!

If there’s one thing we can predict this Winter, it’s that the weather will be unpredictable!

If you’re hoping for a traditional,  romantic, dreamy, white Christmas this year make it happen!

Amaze your family as you open a can of Magic Instant Snow, simply add water for snow filled fun indoors or out! Each can will make a useful ‘one and a half litres’ of snow which can be used for  making Christmas snow scenes, decorating the tree and windows, sprinkling on the ‘presents display’ on Christmas eve and can be used in many more of your imaginative, festive creations. It looks and feels like real snow and when freshly made feels cold to the touch.

A sprinkle of Artificial Decorative Snow flakes can be used for decorating your Christmas tree, windows, shelves and anywhere else that requires a festive frosting, a little goes a long way, can be reused if care is taken. With light and fluffy realistic looking snowflakes, that have a glittery effect you can turn your home into a magical, sparkling winter scene in no time.

Beautiful Birch Hearts Snowmen Collectibles at TAOS Gifts
It's the Season of Happiness!
Add that extra special touch with one of our cheerful Birch Hearts Snowmen, a loveable range of snowman collectible figures which feature original birchwood accents, and a signature dangling snowflake.

The carved sentimental verse and attention to detail on each snowman adds a special touch, and is sure to warm your heart as well as your home.

Season of Happiness features three of the Birch Heart Snowmen standing together holding a Snowflake decorated Banner with the Season of Happiness message.

Winter Love is a romantic Birch Hearts Snowman collectible, the characters are sharing a gentle Christmas kiss, each holding a gift for the other behind their backs.

Not forgetting the Snowmen characters we mentioned earlier this year, the icy style of crisp white and silver is the snowy theme with Perfectly Presented Snowmen collectible figurines. A series of sentimentally inspired decorative Christmas figures and tea light holders in a delicate Winter white colour scheme.

Joy is just one of the jolly Christmas collectibles, a happy little snowman holding the word “Joy” in little twig hands.

Splay toy Snowball squidgy throwing toy at Taos Gifts
Splat! Fun Squidgy Snowballs

You can even have a snowball fight this year no matter what the Met office says, with  Splat Snowballs the fun never stops!

Ideal to pop into children’s Christmas stockings or to give as small gift, the Squidgy Throwing Toys are great fun for children of all ages.

Made from a jelly like substance and filled with swirling ‘snow’ pieces.

Throw it at a wall or window and watch as it hilariously splats and then reshapes ready to throw again!

Gloriously squidgy throwing toys that create an awesome ‘splat’ when they hit a window, before reforming their shape as they tumble down the glass.

Don’t wait for the North Wind to Blow, We Shall have Snow!

The Gruffalo and the Gruffalo’s Child Gifts and Stationery


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The Gruffalo's Child Money box
Fans of The Gruffalo will love the Stationery and gifts in our Gruffalo shop.  The brave little Gruffalo’s Child makes an appearance on some of our fantastic new products from Blueprint Stationery.

The Gruffalo’s Child Money Box has a small padlock to keep savings secure and is decorated with a scene from the Gruffalo’s Child;

The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should
Ever set foot in the deep dark wood…

But one wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s child ignores her Father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he?

The top of the tin has the words ” Out came the Moon, it was big and round”
Underneath that is the Gruffalo’s Child, the mouse, fox and snake wrapped around the tin.

The Gruffalo’s Child Money Savings Tin would be an ideal gift for Christmas encouraging youngster to save their money, keeping it safe and sound under the care of the Gruffalo’s Child (and a padlock).

Mix and match your Gruffalo Gifts and coordinate the look, the Gruffalo Money box would be an ideal gift given with the matching Gruffalo’s Child Pencil Case Tin, it is printed with the image of the Gruffalo’s Child and the Mouse in the woods on the lid. The Pencil case tin contains 10 small colouring pencils, a wooden pencil sharpener and a mini sized notepad with the Mouse and the Gruffalos Child on the cover.

Pencil case tin, The Gruffalo's Child colouring pencils, note pad, pencil sharperner TAOS Gifts
The Big Bad Mouse!
The Gruffalo’s Child also features on the brightly coloured fun, The Gruffalo’s Child Character Notebook.

A5 size soft backed book, with fun coloured cutout pages.

The book is divided into three sections, each with a different coloured paper, and a round hole at the top of each page.
Yellow: picture of the snake and gruffalo cake wording over the hole
Blue: picture of the owl and gruffalo pie wording over the hole
Green: picture of the fox and gruffalo tea wording over the hole

The Gruffalo’s Child Stationery Gift Box by Blueprint is a  collection of Gruffalo’s Child stationery items, stored in a beautifully made and decorated storage box with magnetic closure.

The Gift Box contains a die-cut shaped A6 sized Gruffalo’s Child shape and print notepad, 8 sheets of writing paper printed with the Gruffalo’s Child in the forest with Woodland Characters, 8 matching envelopes, pencil, pencil sharper and a sheet of stickers, all with a Gruffalo’s Child theme.

Once all the Stationery has been used, the box would be a wonderful keepsake box for Gruffalo fans.

The Gruffalo and other characters also feature on blueprint stationery, these HB wooden Gruffalo pencils with erasers are decorated with characters from the Gruffalo story and have a little Mouse dangler attatched with string. Ideal for school or home, perfect little stocking fillers or party bag gifts for budding artists.

Gruffalo Canvas Pencil case blueprint stationery at TAOS Gifts
Everyone is afraid of me
In a stylish Canvas Gruffalo printed pencil-case, is a perfect set of stationery for school projects or artistic creations at home.It contains six wooden colouring pencils, a wooden lead pencil, one ballpoint pen, a wooden 18cm ruler, wooden pencil sharper and a “poisonous wart” eraser. With custom-made sections inside to hold each item of stationery securely
There is also an additional zipped pocket on the outside of the case for storing dinner money or other Gruffalo goodies!

There are also notebooks, pads, pens, pencils and many other character gifts in TAOS Gifts Character Stationery section, ideal for home, school and office for children (and big kids) of all ages.

Luxury WoodWick Candles and WoodWick Car Scents


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Three in one Soy Wax WoodWick Candle

WoodWick Trilogy Candles are highly scented Soy wax candles with a unique natural wooden wick made from organic wood, that crackles as it burns mimicking the soothing effects of a real wood fire.

They are made with a high quality soy wax blend and premium fragrances, featuring three different layered scents. As each one burns it blends into the next one making another new fragrance.

With a decorative wooden lid to help keep the fragrance fresh WoodWick Trilogy Candles look beautiful in the home or the office.

At TAOS Gifts we have great selection to choose from including Clothesline Fresh, a blend of blues burning through the fresh scents of  Linen, Cotton Flower and Cashmere.

 

Exotic Spices Trilogy WoodWick Candle is a blend of  subtle Sunset colours  with rich spicy smells to give you a warm Christmassy feel as the candle glows with warm oranges and reds, while  releasing the scents of  Cinnamon Chai Ground Cinnamon Spiced Rum.

 

Fruit Temptation trilogy woodwick candle currant ambrosia sugared berries at TAOS Gifts
Fruit Temptation Woodwick Trilogy Candle

WoodWick Trilogy Fruit Temptation Candle  is a heavenly blend of Currant, Ambrosia and Sugared Berries that burn through glowing shades of plum purple and peachy creams.

There are many other delightful aromas and beautiful blends of colour WoodWick Trilogy Candles in stock at TAOS Gifts.

Ideal Christmas gifts for everyone.

Did you know you can also enjoy your favourite WoodWick scents while on the move?

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Gel infused with essential oils Woodwick Car Scents

In stylish semi-transparent Gel Sachets that can be hung anywhere.

WoodWick Car Scent air fresheners are Gel infused with essential oils to freshen the air and eliminate odours.

They can also be used around the home, in wardrobes, drawers, cupboards and small rooms such as bathrooms to give a fresh smell for up to 4 weeks!

WoodWick Candles Car Scent Air Freshner Fireside is infused with
natural scents of amber, vetiver and musk to perfectly capture the essence of a cozy warm evening by the fire, with an elastic cord, it’s easy to hang anywhere to freshen and perfume the air.
Or  the fresh, crisp smell of Applewood
A unique scent with complex notes of tart green apple and spicy cinnamon bark.

There’s a scent to suit all places and occasions at TAOS Gifts.

Gifts for Green Fingers, Grow your own starter packs


Home Grown Strawberries, starter kit, plant in pot at TAOS Gifts
Grow Your Own Strawberries

Growing your own Herb garden, fruit and other tasty treats is so easy with the Grow your own kits at TAOS Gifts.

Grow delicious Strawberries (Fragai Ananassa Duchesne). The pot comes complete with everything you need, you don’t need a large garden to get started, the pot fits easily onto a window sill or ledge, so easy to grow even if you don’t have a garden at all.

The Grow your own kits are also an ideal introduction to gardening for Children, they’ll love their home-grown fruit and have great fun learning to care for their plant while enjoying the tasty reward for all their efforts.

The Grow Your Own Strawberries Kit contains artificial soil, Strawberry seeds, full instructions and a Decorative red plastic pot.
Simply fill around 3/4 of the artificial soil in the pot and put it onto a saucer.

The black foam inlay (included in the box) needs to be put down for the seeds to be spread, then fill the rest of the pot with the remaining artificial soil.

The Pot must then be positioned in a hot sunny place, water regularly and the first seedlings will grow after around 18 days.

Coffee Plant, grow your own at TAOS Gifts
Fresh Coffee

Just as easy to grow are the selection of herbs, with a similar kit but supplied with a green pot so it will be easy to identify your seedlings, you can choose various herbs such as Rosemary, Thyme, Basil and Oregano  to enhance your cooking.

Give your green fingers a break with a short coffee break, there’s nothing quite like freshly ground coffee, especially if you’ve grown it yourself!

The Grow your own Coffee Plant Kit comes in its own Expresso China Mug with everything you need to grow your very own coffee plant.

Perfect gifts for Coffee loving gardeners!

Easy to grow your own popcorn at TAOS Gifts
Popcorn Plant Kit

Movie lovers are not left out, there’s no excuses for them not to get involved, with the Grow your own Popcorn Plant Kit they can have a go at growing their own movie time snacks!

Real popcorn in a bag – just add a pot and water!

The sweetcorn has to be fully dried (on or off the kernel) before it can be used as popping corn. The kit comes with seeds for Zea Mays corn, which is a special hybrid of corn, and is the most commonly used corn for popping.

All you need is water and sunlight to help your plant grow in to a corn plant as corn plants need very little nurturing to grow.

Grow your own kits at TAOS Gifts are ideal gifts for any occasion!

Get Creative in the Kitchen, Novelty Gifts for Keen Cooks and Master Chefs


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Mad Dad the Crazy Chef

Do you have your very own Master Chef at home, or are they more creator of chaos?

If you dare let them loose in the kitchen this Christmas we have the perfect novelty gift, sure to raise a few laughs, and hopefully lead to some tasty creations.

Mad Dad the Crazy Chef, is a Chefs hat he’ll love to wear.

One size fits most Adults, fun slogan printed on the front.

Mad Dad The Crazy Chef

King of Curries. Chief of Chillies. Master of a Messy Kitchen.

A Perfect Stocking filler for your Mad Dad this Christmas

Is your Mum a  Goddess in the kitchen? We have a novelty Chefs hat for her too, the same size as Dads one but with the following printed on the front,

Mum The Feeder

Creative Genius. Kitchen Goddess.

Mum is sure to love it and hopefully it’ll inspire her to bake some more mince pies, but please be aware we cannot promise this.

If you can’t have your very own Master Chef, how about a Naked Chef?

A Funny Adults Chefs hat with a cheeky message printed on the front.

Stand Clear, Man Cooking, Novelty Apron, Handy pockets fun gift at TAOS Gifts
Stand Clear!

Naked Chef

Will Strip For £5 (Will Keep Clothes On For £10)

If your Naked Chef does decide to strip you can get them to cover up with style with this great fun novelty Apron, Stand Clear, Man Cooking.

It comes with its own bottle opener, and multiple pockets  for the essential fire extinguisher, salt and pepper, chilli sauce and of course, beer.

Supplied in an attractive gift box it’s an ideal gift for Christmas, Birthdays or Summer BBQ’s.

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For the Perfect tart
For the Perfect Tart
is a fun gift set that’s practical too!

The Perfect tart in your life (and lets face it, we all know one) will love this gift box containing two 8cm silicone tart moulds and miniature 10 page fold out recipe book on how to bake a perfect tart.

After a busy day in the kitchen, sooth your Masterchefs hands with the zesty scent of our Chefs moisturising glycerine soap made to cleanse and deodorise their hands, combatting any nasty kitchen odours like garlic or onions, handmade by Bath Bubble and beyond, it’s a luxurious essential for any serious Chef.

Magic Choc, Flexible Fun and Tasty Belgian Chocolate


Stretch your imagination with tasty Magic Choc at TAOS Gifts
Fun with Chocolate

We never thought it was possible, but it’s true, chocolate just got even better!
Magic Choc is fun and delicious, it’s flexible, edible, pliable and mouldable. There’s no fuss, no need to heat or waiting around for it to set, just open the box and begin your creation!

Magic Choc is totally unique, UK manufactured, flexible & edible Belgian chocolate with superb play value!

A patent protected method of tempering the chocolate allows it to set, whilst remaining flexible resulting in a delicious fun product that can be formed to create as many fun shapes as the imagination allows.

Magic Choc Mouldable Belgian Chocolate kit Fun with Food at TAOS Gifts
Creative Eating!

Magic Choc was invented in the UK by a Father who had spent hours making Chocolate creations with his own Children, they had so much fun and wanted to do it so often, he set up chocolate workshops with his wife.

These were so popular that to keep up with demand they came up with a new method of how to melt and temper the chocolate so that chocolate creations could be made without having to set or heat it!

And so Magic Choc was born!

The Magic Choc Starter Pack contains 60g of Belgian milk chocolate, 40g of Belgian white chocolate and 20g of  dark Belgian chocolate, that’s enough to make 4 or 5 treat sized models.
It also includes Magic Choc models ideas booklet and anti-bacterial hand wipe sachet

Ready to use, no heating required, the warmth from your hands soon makes it pliable.

Magic Choc creative Belgian Chocolate Starter pack at TAOS Trading
Tasty Creations at TAOS Gifts

A wonderful treat for Christmas, either as a gift, a stocking filler or to use to add to Christmas baking creations, Christmas Chocolate Cakes, Yule Logs and Cup cakes.

Magic Choc has no artificial flavourings or colouring, no added preservatives, no animal products and is suitable for vegetarians.

Delicious Creative fun for all the familyat TAOS Gifts!

Fruity Jelly, Luxury Liquorice, Delicious Dark Chocolate and Moreish Marzipan


Gelco assorted fruit jellies, sweet and sour mix at TAOS Gifts
A perfect mix of sweet and sour

Customer satisfaction is very important to us here at TAOS Gifts, so when I was asked to sample the latest delights write about the latest confectionary in stock I jumped for joy at the chance. I take my work very seriously so this time I made sure I was alone in the office.

The first sample I chose from the box was a red fruity liquorice stick with fondant filling,  from the Assorted Fruit Jellies and Sour Sticks pack.

The sharp sherbet was the first thing to hit my taste buds, making my mouth water, followed by very satisfying chewy and fruity flavoured sweet, it was so tasty I just had to have another from the pack.. and another…and another. Very tangy and tasty.

After such a tangy experience I thought I’d try the Fruity Jellies from the same pack, they are deliciously juicy and sweet, some flavours are chewier than others and the soft ones calmed my tingling taste buds.

Gelco Sour Jellies and Liquorice Fondant Sticks are  a great combination for anyone with a sweet tooth, a big thumbs up here for the mix of  tasty Italian Sweets.

Being a huge Liquorice fan I was keen to sample the Saint Valentines Liquorice (again)

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Heaven in a Tin

There has been some debate in the office over which is best, the Saint Valentines Soft Finnish Liquorice Sticks or the Saint Valentines Hard Traditional Gourmet Liquorice.

Putting aside the fact that I am a lifelong liquorice lover and I thoroughly enjoyed each and every sample, I would say only buy the soft Liquorice sticks, they are delicious, if you like liquorice you will love these!

The Hard Liquorice is very rich, chewy, just the right texture, but I don’t think you’ll like it so don’t buy any, because I’m planning on buying all of the remaining stock.

Honestly? It’s the very best Liquorice I’ve ever tasted!

Saint Valentines Traditional Gourmet Liquorice is presented in a stylish tin that contains a mixture of  filled liquorice shapes (cutz), twists and stic in flavours such as chocolate, apple, strawberry, banana and tutti frutti.

A tasty and perfect Christmas Gift for any Liquorice fan!

I was deliciously satisfied after my long, sweet testing break, so I saved the other contents until later.

It took a few hours before the Marzipan finally broke my willpower, with its bright packaging and zesty promises I just couldn’t resist. I chose the Lemon Long Stick of Niederegger Marzipan covered in smooth milk chocolate.

With six bite size pieces of rich Zesty Lemon  Marzipan covered with melt in the mouth milk chocolate they are perfect small gifts or indulgent treats. Bursting with so much fruity flavour I’m certain it must count as one of your 5-a-day!

Dark Chocolate Guylian Belgian Chocolate at TAOS Gifts
Delicious, Rich Dark Guylian Belgian Chocolate

After Liquorice, my next favourite thing is dark chocolate, so for me it made sense to save this bar until last.

Sadly it was the end of the working day and I was forced to share it with my partner.

As I love Guylian Dark Belgian Chocolate I thought I’d ask him for his honest review.

Dark, Rich, Guylian, Quality, Mmmm,

Was the general review, but as soon as he said it was too rich to eat a whole bar, I kindly offered to help. Well, after all it is my job and it’s not fair to delegate.
As I knew it would be, smooth very rich with 72% Cocoa, delicious and immensely satisfying.

Very Highly recommended!