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Gift Ideas for the Easter Holidays


Grow your own chick hatching egg fun Easter Gift at TAOS GiftsThis Easter it’s easy to keep the children entertained with some of the novelty and crafty gift ideas for boys and girls at TAOS Gifts.

These brilliant Grow Your Own Chicks are plastic eggs in various colours with a novelty hatching chick inside.

Simply add water to the plastic container and the egg inside will slowly crack open to reveal a tiny chick.

The cartoon figure gradually swells to many times its original size until it almost fills the container.

A quirky and fascinating novelty, supplied with a clip so it can be attached to a bag or belt loop.

easter egg blowing bubbles alternative easter gifts at taos gifts
Pretty Bubbles in the air...
Every child (and most adults too) enjoy blowing bubbles.

A great gift idea for those looking for alternatives to traditional eggs, these Easter Egg Blowing Bubbles are in various coloured, egg shaped containers decorated with cute little Easter Chicks and Rabbits.

Each Easter Egg Bubble container holds a bubble solution and a wand inside the lid, they come supplied with a cord on the lid so they can be worn as a necklace to ensure the bubbles are always close at hand.

 

Magig egg bath bomb at TAOS Gifts

After a busy day having fun give your little ones an eggstra special treat with one of our Tinti Magic Egg Bath Bombs.

A doubled sided magic egg, ideal for Easter, stocking fillers and party bags
In each side of the egg there is a collectible surprise toy.
Create a new and unique bathtime experience.
Simply add the magic egg to the water and watch as it buzzes around in the water turning it into funny colours.
Panthenol and sea minerals also soothe and protect the skin.
After the magic fun the bath tub simply needs to be rinsed out with clean water.
Once the ball has dissolved the magic egg has two surprises in store for your child!

 

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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


money box with padlock the Gruffalo's Child character gifts at taos gifts
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.

WTF I’m LMAO with my BFF at NFI straps OMG LOL Funny Text Speak gifts


LMAO funny text speak mug at TAOS Gifts
LMAO Funny Mug

Love it or hate it text speak has more or less become part of our daily vocabulary, if you use  mobile phones and websites you can’t avoid it.

At TAOS Gifts we have perfect gifts to raise a giggle in the home or office with the latest text speak  Mugs, matching  Coasters and Wackisnapz Band Bracelets.

LOL (laugh out loud) with a nice cup of tea in the LOL Mug, brightly coloured chunky mug printed with LOL and it’s meaning on both sides, supplied in a brightly coloured gift box it’s an ideal stocking filler for teenagers, geeks or anyone that makes you LOL lots.

Help the joker in the pack start the day with a cup of coffee and a smile in the morning with the LMAO brightly coloured mug. (Laughing my Arse off).

WTF is perfect for those Monday morning blues, or for those people who just leave you gobsmacked, speechless or just stunned in a WTF way. WTF (What the f*ck) statement mug, says it all while not saying much at all!

Wackisnapz text speak LOL LMAO WTF OMG bands at TAOS gifts
Wackisnapz text speak bands

 

Wackisnapz bands are brilliant little gifts for when you can’t find the right words, they can be snapped onto almost anything, wear them as a bracelet, snap them on your drinks bottle, handbags, ankle bands, snap them anywhere you like, fun accessories with funny messages.

Ideal small gifts, secret Santa presents and stocking fillers.

Each Wackisnapz bracelet is approximately 21.5cm x 3cm in size
Available in several humorous designs as Wackisnapz bracelets, as well as in text speak mugs and coasters, with six brightly coloured Wackisnapz to collect you are sure to find just the txt spk you needed.

 

BFF Best Friends forever text speak coaster at toas gifts
Best Friends Forever

The humorous designs are also available on matching coasters, the coasters are cork backed with a wipe clean hard surface.

Each coaster measures 9.5cm x 9.5cm, why not collect the set and create funny messages on your coffee table?

With a great selection including BFF (Best Friends forever), perfect for that very special friend.

OMG (oh my God) is a statement with so many different meanings, I think we all know someone who says it all of the time for almost any situation (or is it just me).

STFU (shut the f*ck up) is a rude message, but even that is suitable for some friends or family, it could also be used to ask for silence while you watch TV, Simply lift your STFU mug or coaster and smile at those the message is intended for.

We have a massive range of novelty gifts at TAOS Gifts including many more text speak products.

BRB 😉

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)

traditional gourmet liquorice tin assorted saint valentines sweets TAOS gifts
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!

Mad Beauty Cosmetics Matryoshka Babushka Russian Doll designs


Matryoshka, Babushka, Russian Doll design, Hand cream, Mad Beauty, TAOS Gifts
Russian Doll Mad Beauty Hand Cream

Matryoshka Dolls originated in Russia in 1890 they were originally inspired by Japanese souvenir dolls, they later became know as Russian Dolls or Babushka Dolls.

A set of matryoshka dolls consists of a wooden figure which can be pulled apart to reveal another figure of the same sort inside. It contains another one inside, and so on, they can contain anything from three up to twenty figures inside.

Inspired by these beautiful dolls Mad Beauty have created containers for their products with beautiful Russian Doll designs.

Mad Beauty Russian Doll Hand cream contains 18ml of Sweet scented luxury hand cream with jojoba and olive oil inside a beautiful doll container available in either red, Blue or Green.

Simply unscrew the doll shape pot to reveal your luxury handcream.

In our previous post, we told you about the delicious Russian Doll Lip Balms, they are so pretty, ideal to keep in your pocket or handbag to keep your lips smooth.

With three flavours Apple, Cherry and Vanilla they are tasty and fun girly accessories.

Russian Doll, Lip Balm, Mad Beauty TAOS Gifts
Mad Beauty Russian Doll Lip Balm

Complete the set with the gorgeous Russian Doll Pocket Vanity Mirror, with three brightly coloured dolls to choose from they are the perfect handbag accessory.

The Mirror is framed in the Babushka girls body, the handle is her head and the sleeve that the mirror is safely stored in is the Babushka girls dress, available in red blue or purple, it’s a perfect gift on its own or with the  Mad Beauty products.

Russian Doll, Babushka lady, pocket vanity mirror, mad beauty, TAOS Gifts
Mad Beauty Vanity Mirror

If you found this blog while you were searching for Russian Dolls, Matryoshka Dolls, or Babushka Ladies we hope you love the Mad Beauty products, they are a wonderful addition to any Doll collection.

At TAOS Gifts we like to find and stock unusual and fun gifts for all the family.

If you look in our Puzzles Games and Toys section you will find a beautiful art kit to paint your own Russian Doll.

The kit contains a set of five wooden nesting dolls, printed with a simple traditional design, four different coloured paints and a brush so you can create your own unique design.

Mad Beauty Cake and Cocktails, lip-smackingly good gifts


Mince Pie, lip gloss, mad beauty, TAOS Gifts
Mad Beauty Mince Pie Lip Gloss

Mad Beauty brings you delicious Mince Pies and Christmas Puddings that make your mouth water, they look good enough to eat. Perfect make up or handbag accessories for the party season, ideal small gifts, party bag or Christmas stocking fillers.

No sorry, we’re not talking real cake, just delicious flavoured lip gloss in fun, funky novelty packaging!

Made by Mad beauty the  Lip gloss company, realistic looking cake shapes containing cake flavour lip gloss.

The Christmas Mince Pie by Mad Beauty contains 6g of Mince Pie flavour lip gloss all wrapped up in a cakey container.

Keep your lips looking lush and smooth and tasting great!

How about some tasty Christmas Pudding? A delicious, fabulously fruity lip gloss in a fun Christmas Pudding container.

Mouth watering, delicious and non fattening temptation all wrapped up in a brilliantly detailed Christmas Pudding , garnished with a sprig of Holly.

Mad Beaty, The Lip gloss company, Christmas Pudding flavour lip gloss at TAOS Gifts
Christmas Pudding

More Fruity goodness can be found in the pretty little Russian Doll Babushka Lip Balm, with pretty pastel colours and mouth-watering fruity flavours they are sure to be popular with girls of all ages.

Choose from Apple, Cherry or Vanilla. Each Mad Beauty Russian Doll Lip Balm contains 4g of soothing Lip Balm in a container that looks just brilliant with any cosmetics collection or dressing table display.

If you like things a little more exotic than your traditional Christmas Pudding, try the Mad Beauty Cocktail Shakers.

  Cosmopolitan - Cranberry     Apple Martini - Apple     Strawberry Daiqiri Strawberry     PIna Colada Coconut     Margarita Lime     Tequila Sunrise  Orange Mad Beauty cocktail lipgloss at TAOS Gifts
Fruity Cocktail Lip Balm Mad Beautyc

Bright and funky miniature Cocktail shakers, each containing 4g of delicious cocktail flavoured lip balm, choose from one of the six assorted fruity flavours;

Cosmopolitan – Cranberry
Apple Martini – Apple
Strawberry daiquiri – Strawberry
Pina Colada – Coconut
Margarita – Lime
Tequila Sunrise – Orange