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  • Gotta Have It

    How pretty is this ring? May I introduce a mix of pink tourmaline, blue topaz, citrine, amethyst, rose de france amethyst, green amethyst and morganite - courtesy of Biagio The Jeweller.

  • Drink me

    There's something very cheering about buying new mugs - they're a small thing (and usually very affordable) but they can really brighten your day, as well as your kitchen. They're also a brilliant gift for the person who has everything. I've been mugging up (ahem) on the best new ones around - 'tis the season for hunkering down with a hot brew after all. Kettle on? Let's go.

  • Your Father’s Day gift, sorted

    Alert, alert, alert: it's Father's Day on Sunday 17 June. If buying him a pint won't quite cut it then you need the Muddy guide to the coolest presents around for daddy dearest.

  • The Muddy Xmas Gift Guide #1: For Her

    Aunts, mums, grandmas, sisters and your girl posse all covered for Crimbo, plus some spot-on suggestions for gifts to self. Ho ho ho.

  • Post payday treats

    Wages burning a hole in your pocket? We've got terrific treats for you and all the family. But mainly you (we like you best).

  • Top 10 non-fiction books for Xmas

    Still in need of Christmas present inspiration? Gerrard's Cross Bookshop has helpfully recommended 10 excellent new non-fiction titles for the bookworm in your life.

  • Top 10 Xmas books for kids

    We've picked the brains of Books & Ink for their Top 10 fiction picks for kids aged 8-12.

  • Win this leather overnight bag!

    OMG, I really love this leather overnight/weekender bag from Holy Cow in Aylesbury, my fourth giveaway in my £2,000 12 days of Crimbo competition. There aren’t many quality independent shops in Aylesbury so it’s hats off to Holy Cow whose quality leather and stylish, Asian-inspired homewares have made their mark on the town. This bag […]

  • Win £2000 of awesome festive prizes

    Yeah alright, alright, I’m starting my 12 Days of Christmas comp slightly late but what’s a week between friends? I’ve collated a dozen gifties worth nearly £2,000 – yes £2,000 people! – and every day I’ll give away one prize, chosen from newsletter subscribers, and facebook, IG and twitter followers. The more ways you show your […]

  • Finch cashmere

    There's no shortage of lovely cashmere brands but there's always room for another one, so it's a cosy welcome to Wiltshire-based brand Finch.

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