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This is my lovely Muddy peeps – the last competition of the year.

My original intention was to do a 12 days of Christmas special and give away a gift a day, but alas, my Boutique and general knackerdom has got in the way of that one!

Instead, I’m giving away 8 really fantastic gifts, and will let you know the winner of all on the 26th, at which point I will be heading straight off to the Muddy drinks trolley for a G&T deluxe.

So what can you win? Only £1350 of goodies!

1. Mutewatch, £199Mutewatch-640x347

Only the world’s first touchscreen watch, my friends! A  late, great addition to the Christmas giveaway, Mutewatch features a solid coloured band (available in 6 colours – you choose the one you want), a silent vibrating alarm and a hidden touchscreen that comes alive with either the touch of a finger or a flick of a wrist. The screen lights up with an effervescent glow that adds another colour dimension to the watch, with extra functions including a clock, timer, and 5 alarms (which seems a bit greedy, but what do I know?) each accessible with a swipe of the screen. Tech-tastic!

2. 235 Made For Life, Aldernay tote bag, £345

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You’ll be seeing this bag in the superdacious big stores next year, but I’ve managed to get my grubby hands on this fantastic 235 holdall six months early. Made in conjunction with the RNLI (the name comes from the 235 lifeboat stations around the country)  75% of the bag’s fabric is taken from original RNLI kit that would otherwise just get thrown away, hence the cool, casual designs have distinctive touches such as emergency pull tags, d-rings and webbing. A fantastic fashiony idea, no? This holdall is perfect for him or her, for gym kit, shopping, or let’s face it, or just carrying around for the hell of it, because, frankly, it just looks so damn good.


3. Rob Wheal family photoshoot and framed print, £380

Didn’t get around to that family portrait this year? Book it in for 2014, because you can win a free family portrait shoot with a framed 16 x 12 print courtesy of the wonderful photographer Rob Wheal. Rob is one of Oxfordshire’s top portrait and wedding snappers, and he’s kindly donating his time for free, just because he loves Muddy! Check out his work here and then keep your fingers firmly crossed until 24 Dec when I pull the winners.

4. Teresa Mills mosaic picture, £250, from LiveLuxe Interiors

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I love love love the bijou LiveLuxe Interior Design in Wendover, a tiny little shop crammed full of goodies like this mosaic artwork from Teresa Mills. LiveLuxe owner Trixy is just checking whether the picture can be personalised – but either way it’s a fantastically stylish, kitsch addiction to a living space, and I WANT IT!!

LiveLuxe Interior Design, Barn Courtyard, 25 High Street, Wendover, HP22 6DU Wendover. 

5. His n Hers Corgi cashmere bedsocks, £170

81-1001 LimeGet cosy with your toesies wearing these 100% pure cashmere double cable knit bedsocks from luxury knitwear specialists Corgi. Each pair is made individually on a hand knitting machine by a highly skilled worker at the workshop in Carmarthenshire. Choose from a wide variety of colours including pistachio, purple and festive red.

6. Dana Levy silk damask jewellery roll, £110

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Dana Levy’s designs have been featured in Vogue, Glamour, Harpers Bazaar, Grazia, Red and Elle, and now she’s appearing in Muddy Stilettos she surely feels like she’s truly made it (what, I’m not joking!).  This silk damask jewellery roll case is a perfect gift for those who really love their jewellery. Exquisitely made, it comes with several convenient compartments in various different sizes, each with a discreet zip with small decorative Hamsa hand charms. The roll ties up with a luxurious satin ribbon for easy storage.

7 & 8 Book bundles by Prestel, £100

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Two fantastic book bundles by the wonderful Prestel publishers, as two separate prizes:

Bundle for adults:

1. The first comprises this generously illustrated book on the work of Lucian Freud, and also explores his interest in historical art and the influence it had on his paintings. Edited by Sabine Haag and Jasper Sharp, (£35, hardback).

2. The English Room by Derry Moore (£29.99 hardback, a handsome volume filled with perceptive photographs of some of England’s most renowned figures, from Alan Bennett and Paul Smith to James Dyson and Jeanette Winterson, as they share their favourite spaces.

3. 50 Fashion Designers You Should Know by Simone Werle (£9.99 paperback) – kind of does what it says on the tin! Fashion history in the making over the 100 years, from Coco Chanel to Karl Lagerfeld.

Bundle for kids:

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Get those kids learning without them even knowing it!

1. My Big Book of Art & Illlusion (£17.99). This children’s book is a fab look at artistic illusions through the ages. From mural paintings dating back to Pompeii through examples from nearly every modern movement, Silke Vry reveals how artists fool their audiences with visual tricks, puns, and hidden clues.

2. The Great Art Treasure Hunt (£9.99) This ingenious book employs great works of art from a variety of genres and periods to ask children engaging questions. Children are invited to play “I Spy” with colours and objects in a medieval tapestry, a Renaissance mural, an aboriginal work from Australia. In addition, each artwork is accompanied by a brief description for older readers, so they can, er, pretend they know what they’re talking about!

So there you go, £1100 worth of prizes just for you.

WANT TO WIN? Of course you do!

This comp is super-easy to enter.

1. Sign up for free for the Muddy Stilettos blog. Please note you must do this step to enter the competition. If you’re already signed up, you’re entered once already.

2. You can enter a further two times by following me on twitter and facebook

I’ll draw the prizes, half-cut on G&T (and that’s a promise!), on Boxing Day, so keep your peepers peeled. Someone has to win, it may as well be you!


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97 comments on “Ho Ho Ho”

  • olivia kirby December 17, 2013

    What wonderful gifts!!
    Can I claim 3 entries please as all done!
    Merry Christmas xxx

  • Caroline Clarke December 17, 2013

    Amazing! I’m already subscribed and already like you on Facebook and Twitter! 🙂

    • muddystiletto December 17, 2013

      OK thanks Caroline and good luck! x

  • Anna December 17, 2013

    Signed up, liked and followed. Also re-tweeted @StilettoLady.

  • nikki hilton December 17, 2013

    does that mean if i am already doing all three- i am in ? Fabulous prize- let me just say Wow!! Thank you 🙂

  • Jo Watson December 17, 2013

    All three already done, is that automatic entry?
    Have a lovely Christmas.

  • Debbie Gillespie December 17, 2013

    Fantastic prizes! I’m already subscribed and following on twitter and facebook. Merry Christmas everyone 🙂

  • Christine Lucey December 17, 2013

    Great Prizes – all signed up and liked on Face Book

  • Charley Foulds December 17, 2013

    fab! following on facebook and have signed up!

  • sylvia December 17, 2013

    fab prize .lovely items x

  • claire blaney December 17, 2013

    all signed to your blog thank you 🙂

  • Alison Hill December 17, 2013

    Signed up following on twitter aswell @Jachanny1, super giveaway

  • Zoe G December 17, 2013

    Already subscribed and liked on facebook but now a new follower, was following but for some unbeknown reason wasn’t so refollowed. Thanks and Happy Christmas

  • Tracey Belcher December 17, 2013

    I am already a flower of your blog and following on twitter and Facebook

  • Gilla01 December 17, 2013

    Been getting your emails for ages.
    Following you on facebook and twitter. Tweeted and pinned.

  • Melanie C December 17, 2013

    Already liked on FB but have now signed up for emails & following on Twitter xx

  • helen December 17, 2013

    Already all done 🙂

  • Sandie Hutchins December 17, 2013

    Hi, I’ve signed up and followed you on Twitter! X

  • Su Tyler December 17, 2013

    Fab gifts. Already signed up and following on FB and Twitter (@Soosieboo)

  • Sian December 17, 2013

    Such lovely prizes, perfect for a busy teacher at the end of the term

  • sian hallewell December 17, 2013

    already following on email and already liking your fb page

  • Rita King December 17, 2013

    Hi, Signed up, shared, followed & pinned too. x

  • Judy December 17, 2013

    Already do all three! Happy Christmas. x

  • jennifer thorpe December 17, 2013

    What a great prize! I’m already a subscriber, following on twitter @jenniwren12 and a liker on facebook @Jenni Thorpe 🙂

  • heather brannan December 17, 2013

    Brilliant gifts! Merry Christmas everyone 🙂

  • Pam Whitham December 17, 2013

    signed up to your blog and following on Facebook and Twitter

  • Julie Booth December 17, 2013

    Have already liked you on Facebook ( – I have asked to follow you on Twitter and have subscribed to your blog. I am a huge fan of Lucian Freud

  • Alyson Chapman December 18, 2013

    Wow, what a fabulously generous competition. The prizes are absolutely fantastic. Thank you – Merry Christmas x

  • Lynsey Buchanan December 18, 2013

    fab giveaway

  • Joceejo December 18, 2013

    Wow – Amazing prizes! Hubby absolutely loves the RNLI bag! Have a great Christmas. x

  • Linda Thorn December 18, 2013

    would love to win, thank you

  • Keshia Esgate December 18, 2013

    Done all 3 x

  • Sue Sallé December 18, 2013

    Already subscribed and FB-liked.

  • Marilyn Greenwood December 18, 2013

    Fab prizes – I am subscribed, following and liking on Facebook and Following on Twitter. A very Merry Christmas to you

  • Katy Martin December 19, 2013

    What a great competition- amazing prizes. I’ve entered the 3 ways. Good luck everyone

  • Jo Carroll December 19, 2013

    Hi I follow on twitter @mcmurphy72, on facebook at Jo Carroll and have tried to sign up for the blog but keep getting the oops message. I think I signed up before so maybe that’s why? 😉

  • Hazel December 19, 2013

    So as I follow on FB and Twitter and subscribe to your newsletter I am already entered in the draw three times? Fingers crossed x

  • Michelle P December 19, 2013

    Half cut on a G&T ! I don’t fancy my chances!! Great Christmas prizes Muddy!

    • muddystiletto December 20, 2013

      A woman after my own heart! Cheers!

  • Camilla Philip December 19, 2013

    Signed up and following on both for a good wee while! Happy Christmas Hero!!! MILLY X

  • Sarah Red December 19, 2013

    I’ve signed up and liked on Facebook :-), Merry Christmas x

  • ria December 19, 2013

    already subscribed

  • kim plant December 19, 2013

    done as kim plant @xxme2uxx thankyou so much xx

  • Jan Hall December 20, 2013

    Fantastic! I’ve subscribed, followed and retweeted on Twitter and liked and shared on Facebook. Thanks!

  • Cris Curran December 20, 2013

    Thanks, fingers crossed @criscurran

  • Caroline Clarke December 21, 2013

    I am already signed up to your blog and following on facebook and twitter. Fingers crossed!

  • Vicky-Louise Robinson December 21, 2013

    I’m sure I’m already signed up as I always get your emails in my inbox – I tried to double check & it won’t accept my email address so I must be!
    Such a fabulous bundle of gifts, all so luxurious! I would be very excited to read the Art books & share the kids ones with them as we love visiting art galleries together with my sister. The touch screen watch is fabulous too – love the purple!

  • Hayley Mulgrove December 21, 2013

    ohh fab prize! thanks, can i please have 3 entries as all done. x

  • andrea miles December 21, 2013

    already signed up to the blog

  • cheryl lovell December 21, 2013

    Already signed up, following on twitter as @lovell020606 and FB as B Lovell

  • Caroline Burt December 21, 2013

    Already signed up, following on twitter and facebook (@cazzieb30 on twitter) x

  • Julie Smithson December 21, 2013

    Very nice prize GL everybody

  • lorraine stone December 21, 2013

    Thank you so much, amazing. Have popped on to Fb to leave a comment, already doing all the social network sign-ups. 😉

  • Sarah Mills December 21, 2013

    have done all you asked x

  • Aimee Gibson December 21, 2013

    Oh my! What a wonderful Christmas gift to receive. There’s something for everyone!

    Already subscribed and follow you on Twitter and Facebook

    Merry Christmas Muddy Stilettos. Have a wonderful time and look forward to reading more in the New Year


  • Sandie Hutchins December 21, 2013

    I’ve done them all now waiting eagerly to see if I’m one of the lucky ones!

  • Sheelagh Thompson December 21, 2013

    Fantastic! Following blog and liked on facebook.

  • Jacquiline Brassington December 21, 2013

    Retweeted and shared : D Fantastic prizes good luck everyone and I hope you survive the xmas shopping and all have a wonderful xmas and new year xx

  • Sharon B December 21, 2013

    Fantastic items! 🙂

  • Laura C. Martin December 21, 2013

    Signed up and following on Facebook
    Lovely prizes.
    Have a great Christmas

  • Michael Finch December 21, 2013

    Subscibed to newsletter – don’t do Twitter or Facebook, so will have to trust my luck!! Thanks for such great prizes and Happy Christmas to all!!

  • Sophia Kearney December 21, 2013

    been signed up for ages, fingers crossed! xx

  • Ali Roberts December 21, 2013

    I already subscribe to your email and am following you on Facebook.

    What a fantastic prize!

  • Gordon MacPherson December 21, 2013

    Wow – what a prize – extra entry for my facebook follow please and happy Christmas to you and yours! 🙂

  • Jackie Harrison December 21, 2013

    What wonderful gifts

  • Sam Akers December 21, 2013

    Great prize. Signed up, liked and shared on fb too. Merry crimbo! 🙂

  • Kirsty N December 22, 2013

    I have signed up and liked and folllowing on Facebook and Twitter!

  • linda wiles December 22, 2013

    signed up and facebook

  • Melissa Red December 22, 2013

    I’m subscribed and following on Facebook and twitter.

  • Kathryn Tatters December 22, 2013

    Subscribed, Facebook and Twitter, Looking forward to your blog

  • Deanne Harrison December 22, 2013

    brilliant prizes xxx

  • Leigh Larkin December 22, 2013

    Lovely! I’ve signed up and follow on FB. x

  • Ann Ball December 22, 2013


    I am following the blog, on facebook and on twitter (@bb1985)


  • barbara s December 22, 2013

    hope I have done it right liked and shared

  • Amelia Makes December 22, 2013

    Oh what a fabulous competition! I follow via email and also via facebook and twitter too 🙂
    Thank you for the chance and Merry Christmas xx

  • Inga Andersen December 22, 2013

    Done all three 😀 Merry Christmas x

  • Hannah Smith December 22, 2013

    I subscribed by email, followed on twitter & liked on FB

  • Fiona Collins December 22, 2013

    Great prizes for Christmas!

  • Lila B Taylor December 22, 2013

    Fabulous prizes thank you 🙂

  • Ellen Stafford December 22, 2013

    I have done all three thanks.
    Merry Christmas x

  • Alison Booth December 22, 2013

    Great gifts

  • vandervaulk December 22, 2013

    Already subscribed and following on twitter

  • susan willshee December 22, 2013

    fab comp – following on facebook as susan willshee and twitter as @piperanddaisy

  • Lorna Peppiatt December 22, 2013

    Lots of lovely prizes.
    Already email subscriber, following on Twitter @ellielucky, and on Facebook 🙂
    Merry Christmas x

  • Caro Walker December 23, 2013

    Already subscribed & liked, fantastic giveaway x

  • Mark Whittaker December 23, 2013

    Already signed up and following on Twitter and liking on Facebook – Loving the local recommendations (strangely especially the eating and drinking ones lol)

  • Joan Collier December 23, 2013

    Great prizes

  • David Jackson December 23, 2013

    All done

  • katie skeoch December 23, 2013

    Fabulous!! I am following all three 🙂 Merry Christmas x

  • Lucy Dorrington December 23, 2013

    Signed up and following on twitter!

  • Jessica L December 23, 2013

    Signed up to emails and already following on twitter @lowie789

  • PAUL MARSHALL December 23, 2013


  • Chris Fliss December 24, 2013

    Merry (hic!) Christmas Eve 🙂

  • Emma Milford December 24, 2013

    Oh oh oh… Choose me (hand stretched impossibly high in the air like an excited 3 year old)

    Merry Christmas everyone xx

  • sam schofield December 24, 2013

    already signed would love this MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE

  • catherine @mummylion December 25, 2013

    already following you (which is how i found out about this),and on twitter and facebook. Merry Christmas, hope you got lots of lovely nice things.

  • Alyson Chapman December 25, 2013

    Such a fab competition with superb prizes! Very generous. Pleased to have entered and fingers crossed! Merry Christmas x


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