Monday, 25 January 2016

Valentine Gift Guide & Competition

Just in case you are in are looking for inspiration for Valentines, I have included a few suggestions to make buying your loved one something special that bit easier.

Chocolates

Valentines would not be complete without an indulgent chocolate gift and Doisy& Dam have some very attractive packs available to buy.  These chocolates are also crammed with superfoods so are much better in terms of nutrition than perhaps your usual go to brand.  The combinations are more unusual too, allowing the recipient to challenge their taste buds and be more adventurous.

They have launched two boxes in preparation for Valentines Day, a dark (suitable for vegans) and a light collection, available to buy for £9.50 each.  I really love the bright vibrant packaging of the bars of chocolate.


Both of these sets are included in my Valentine giveaway.


Doisy & Dam are a lovely brand established by childhood friends who make everything by hand in the UK with only the highest quality organic chocolate.

Hotel Chocolat is always a firm favourite here too, so when I was offered the chance to sample a few of the Valentines range I could not resist. 


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The Love Potions (£10) are a bit more unusual the exotic cocktail combinations very alluring. They are an attractive present, not a big box but one to capture the interest of the recipient, the name alone intrigues but its all about the flavours...

The champagne truffles (£10) are elegantly packaged, these are very indulgent, a luxurious treat for your taste buds.  They are rich with a lovely thick outer casing and then on to the pleasant but not too an overpowering flavoured inside, you should savour each one as they are not something to be rushed.

Sweets

Why not treat your loved ones to some sweets this Valentines, if your lucky they might even share them with you.  I really love the cute jar of Strawberry Bonbons from Getting Personal, available to buy in two sizes small for £9.99 and large for £12.99.  I think the personalisation makes it that bit more special and Bonbons especially can make you feel nostalgic for those happy times in your childhood when you were tightly holding your little white paper bag full of treasured sweets.


Perfume

When considering gifts for her you will probably already have perfume on your shortlist.  I really like the Penhaligon's Scent Library for £17.99 so much so it is also included in my giveaway at the end of this feature.  It is the perfect size to carry in your handbag giving you access to ten mini vials of Penhaligon’s best-selling sensual and exotic scents.  This tin is an ideal way to start your fragrance journey with floral and atmospheric perfume to get you noticed.  Five of the vials are also suitable for men, so possibly a gift to share this Valentines.


If you really want to spoil your Valentine why not get them a bottle of perfume from Joan Collins Timeless Beauty this is such a glamorous brand created by the Hollywood legend Joan Collins herself.  The brand is all about feeling beautiful whatever your age and the range looks very luxurious and exclusive.  I have a 50ml bottle of the I AM WOMAN – Eau de Parfum to giveaway so the lucky winner can embrace the personality of Joan Collins with a fragrance designed to inspire and seduce.


Wine

Whether it’s to take the edge off parenting or just to toast a milestone in your relationship, wine makes a wonderful gift for Valentines.  But just picking up a bottle from your local supermarket does not show as much thought as ordering a more distinctive wine gift online.  Here are a couple of my favourites.


This attractive gift comes beautifully presented in a silk-lined gift box for £37.99.  Getting Personal certainly now how to pull out all the stops, so if your in the dog house for any reason its time to start browsing their Valentines gifts and bringing the romance back into your relationship.

Another site well worth considering is I Just Love It especially if you want to add some sparkle to the Valentines celebrations.  Their personalised prosecco (from £22.50) comes highly recommended.  What better why to toast your relationship than from a bottle that looks like its just made for you!  The personalised message really does make the gift stand out.


With such lovely wine naturally you might want to invest in some gorgeous new glasses.  Red Candy have just the thing, I adore their LSA Polka Champagne glasses (£24), the handpainted pearlescent flutes look stunning.  The pretty pastel shades are quite lovely, they also have wine glasses, tumblers and tealight holders if you wanted to co-ordinate your dinner parties.


Pampering Products

Baylis & Harding make shopping for Valentines easy and stress free they have put lots of care and attention developing a pretty packaged range of gifts that will make the recipient feel cared for and loved.  I was sent the body wash, which looks great but also smells divine; you really cannot go wrong spending £8 buying this from Asda or House of Fraser.  If you’re on a budget but still want the big romantic gesture you can stock up with Baylis & Harding products quite affordably.


If you want to set the scene with a candlelight meal the 3 single wick candle set makes a considerate gift, as always the fragrances from Baylis & Harding are appealing so you know your present will be well received.  I have included their Heart Gift Box set (£25) in my giveaway, so the winner is definitely in for a treat.

TIGI S Factor Diamond Dreams shampoo and conditioner was a restorative treat for my hair and if you cannot afford diamonds normally then S Factor Diamond Dreams is a close second.  I really was surprised it actually contains real diamond dust, along with other luxurious ingredients, Champagne Extract, Cashmere and Crushed Pearls.  After using it my hair felt revitalised, hydrated with brilliant shine.  I was actually asked if I had coloured it, so it must have been looking better than its usual lacklustre self!


Again if money is an issue a bottle of Nelsons arnicare Bath & Massage Balm costs only £8.15 but is multifunctional.  You can run your loved one a bath and then offer than a soothing massage afterwards.  I found the Arnica montana extract, and sweet scents of Lavender and Grapefruit essential oils really did help me unwind after a stressful day with the boys.  One of the hardest parts of being a parent is switching off when they go to bed and learning to be a partner again!  Usually I am so tense by then that quality time with my husband is comprised, so giving the gift of relaxation really cannot be beat.  I also have one of these bottles to include in the giveaway.


Coffee Lovers

By the time your romantic evening meal comes along you do not want to be nodding off, so why not give the gift of caffeine.  Perk up your partner by giving them the ultimate coffee lovers gift, a Beanies Stash Box (£22.50).  I think these are excellent value for a selection of remarkable coffee flavours and less than 2 calories a serving!  If you’re not a coffee drinker but appreciate cake, these also work wonderfully in baking creations.

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For Valentines why not also pick up a new cup for your hot drink lover (that almost sounds cheeky!).  Red Candy have added their bold red statement mug Big Love to my prize line-up, I think it’s a cute gift for your Valentine that again won’t break the bank at £7.95.


A better nights sleep

What more could someone ask for than to wake up refreshed and energised, what better gift could you actually give this Valentines than helping your partner feel better.  Being a parent is exhausting (and joyous at times of course!) so anything that can help you switch off quicker in the evening and wake up in a better mood in the morning is a godsend in my eyes.  I have a Bodyclock IRIS 500 (RRP £160) to giveaway just for this purpose.  


Lumie Bodyclock Iris offers a touch of much needed luxury for ladies by combining aromatherapy with light therapy for the first time.  Comes with twin chambers so you can easily switch between morning and evening essential oils, making it a pleasant experience both settling off to sleep and arising the next morning.

To have a chance of winning this Valentine giveaway bundle (which includes the mug, chocolates, two perfume prizes, the Bodyclock Iris, Baylis & Harding heart box pampering goodies and the Nelson arnicare bath/massage balm) worth almost £300 please fill out the form below by the 13th of February, so I can announce the winner the good news on Valentines itself!

Win a Valentine Bundle worth almost £300

582 comments:

  1. fingers crossed and thank you for such thoughtful Valentine's day giveaway! This is awesome! Love to all xxx

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  2. The beautiful glasses from Red Candy have caputured my attention. They really are lovely. Fabulous giveaway. Many thanks x

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  3. The Arnicare, as runners we both need a warm bath to ease the aches after a long run together @msedollyp

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  4. The Penhaligon Scent Library caught my eye as I know my Wife has wanted one these for ages, lovely comp!

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  5. The Bodyclock IRIS 500 sounds great as I am a terrible sleeper!

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  6. The red rose and passion flower candle x

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  7. the Lumie Bodyclock would I think be really helpful

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  8. the Lumie Bodyclock would be awesome, very helpful :D

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  9. This is a fab prize....will keep my fingers crossed!

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  10. The Bodyclock IRIS 500 looks fantastic-i think it would be a great gift as everyone needs better,more restfull sleep to enjoy life more.

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  11. The aromatherapy aspect to the bodyclock is great as I usually use a room spray at night to make myself associate the scent with sleep and the reverse should work well at waking me without being intrusive.

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  12. The Penhaligon's Scent Library caught my eye as I love trying out different fragrances.

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  13. Oh what beautiful things! This would definitely make my valentines!
    Good luck everyone!

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  14. The Joan Collins perfume but I love them all :) Thank you for the chance

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  15. Actually, it was the mug that caught my attention! As my beloved OH keeps complaining about mugs not being the right shape or size, or having a too small handle for his fingers. I think this one would be perfect and stop him moaning (well for a while at least, LOL)

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  16. The Lumie bodycloack and the mug. I love a nice mug and I would love to wake up more easily on a morning.

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  17. I like the scent library ,good for birthdays too

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  18. The Red Candy champagne glasses, stunning!

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  19. What has captured your attention from the gift guide? . . . . the glasses look lovely

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  20. Bodyclock Iris, I would love to try one!

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  21. Being a Fragrance Lover I would so like to try Penhaligon's Scent Library...
    It sound delightful with varying scents, I also love that I can share with my husband x
    Jenny @justinepinky

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  22. The scent library looks great. I know just the person.

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  23. Joan Collins I Am Woman scent

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  24. The Penhaligon's Scent Library. @jaizduck

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  25. The LSA Polka champagne flutes, they are gorgeous.

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  26. The Bodyclock IRIS 500 as i need help waking up

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  27. The Bodyclock IRIS might help with my poor sleeping patterns!

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  28. Doisy&Dam the light collection, as I have never seen chocolates quite like this before.

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  29. The Joan Collins I AM WOMAN – Eau de Parfum

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  30. Love the idea of regulating and enhancing my sleep with the BODY CLOCK Iris sounds my ideal companion for rest sleep so I feel reenergise thankyou for the chance

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  31. Love the idea of regulating and enhancing my sleep with the BODY CLOCK Iris sounds my ideal companion for rest sleep so I feel reenergise thankyou for the chance

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  32. The scent library looks fab!

    Ashleigh

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  33. i loved the look of the lights and the scent library lots of fab gift ideas there though thankyou x

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  34. Lumie Bodyclock Iris. Hopefully beneficial when trying to relax.

    Rachel Craig

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  35. Would love to try the Beanies coffee.

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  36. great prizes thanks for the chance of winning

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  37. Body Clock is what has caught my eye

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  38. The bodyclock iris 500 looks incredible

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  39. Bayliss & Harding Pamper Products

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  40. Thanks for this, the Penhaligon's Scent Library sounds lovely.

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    1. I've put on the Gleam form that I am posting as Sarah Cooper but just realised I posted under my username of Bubbles17.

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    2. Not to worry but thanks for letting me know :) x

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    3. Champagne glasses would be eqyidite!!

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  42. The Lumie bodyclock would benefit both me and my wife :-)

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  43. Everything sounds lovely but the item that most catches my attention is the Penhaligon's Scent Library - 10 nice new fragrances to try - perfect for Valentine's and other special days. Fingers crossed hoping for a little bit of luck to come my way now.

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  44. Would be really nice to surprise me gf with all these, hehe

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  45. The Penhaligon Scent Library sounds lovely

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  46. Fabulous prize fingers crossed thanks for the chance to win

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  47. I love the Scent Library! I love to try different fragrances and these would be brilliant as you could choose one to suit your mood every day.

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  48. I especially loveb the polka champagne glasses, this is a wonderful gift selection and fab giveaway

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  49. The Red Candy champagne glasses, stunning!

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  50. Joan collins i am women perfume. comment under hubbys name

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  51. I love the Lumie Bodyclock Iris, looks great

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  52. The Big Love mug. So colourful and I love mugs.

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  53. Wow fabulous Giveaway!!! The body clock looks amazing

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  54. Bodyclock IRIS 500 caught my eye I would love to give this to my sons girlfriend.

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  55. Wow fabulous Giveaway!!! The body clock looks amazing

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  56. the body clock looks great.

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  57. The Beanies Stash Box looks good to me.

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  58. Penhaligon's Scent Library looks good.

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  59. I would love to receive the Penhaligon's Scent Library, I think it would make a lovely gift

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  60. The Penhaligons Library always makes me think of Alice in Wonderland? :)

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  61. The Penhaligon's Scent Library is a lovely gift

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  62. Firstly - amazing giveaway, thank you! The champagne flutes have really captured my attention; I've been looking for some special ones for ages and these are just perfect! Thanks so much for the chance and I hope you get some sleep soon... I have 2 boys too!! @Rachel1383 xx

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  63. Champagne glasses are equisite beautiful gift

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  64. The champagne glasses are lovely. I'd love a set!

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  65. The personalied prosecco, might have to drop a hint to hubby

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  66. Definitely the Strawberry BonBons! They are heavenly, one of my favourite traditional sweets and they are perfect to share!

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  68. The lumie body clock - sounds amazing

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  69. omg fab giveaway everthing a girl could want. love Prossecco

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  70. The Lumie Bodyclock IRIS 500 would be so good for me as I rarely get a good night's sleep - as seen by the time of this posting :)

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  71. Love the Champagne flutes. I love pastel colours!

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  72. I would love to try out the Lumie Bodyclock Iris

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  73. Lumie Bodyclock has been something that I have looked up before. My daughter has one and loves it.

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  74. The scent library looks enticing

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  75. The Big Love mug - I have big love for my hubby and would love to give him this valentines morning, with his coffee in it.

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  76. I love the personalised prosecco! I love personalised gifts as they add a little something extra :-) Plus come Valentines day, our bump will be in the world, so it would be another reason to raise a glass to us <3

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  77. I like the personalised prosecco - so much better than bottle of wine from supermarket.

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  78. Love the wine gifts - so pretty! :)

    Amanda

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  79. I love the personalised sweets

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  80. I love the personalised sweets

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  81. Love the big love mug. Perfect for my tea! Sarah Hurrell

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  82. The Bodyclock IRIS 500 looks fantastic.. x

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  83. The Personalised Jar Of Strawberry Bonbons

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  84. The Penhaligon Scent Library caught my eye as I am a perfumaholic and I love to try new ones.

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  85. It all looks great but I think the personalised proseco stands out and would make a great gift.

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  86. Claire Elizabeth Noke26 January 2016 at 18:54

    I love the look of the Penhaligon's Scent Library

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  87. I really love the scent library x

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  88. Couldn't possibly pick, they're all fab!!!

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  89. The Tigi shampoo! I love their products.

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  90. The Scent Library looks great!

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  91. The Lumie body clock.

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  92. It all looks amazing and I would really love the Lumie Bodyclock Iris x

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  94. LSA Polka Champagne glasses, similar to some I've been looking at lately.

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  95. The body clock looks great to me

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  96. The Penhaligon Scent Library

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  97. the body clock, I could do wiht one of those!!!!

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  98. The Bodyclock IRIS 500, i love the fact it combines light therapy and aromatherapy.

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  99. Love the Baylis & Harding gift sets, perfect for everyone.

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  100. The scent library is wonderful.

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  101. The overclock iris looks a great thing and would be very useful

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  102. the prosecco has got me. Great prize, thanks for the chance x

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  103. It has to be the wine and rose - two of my favourite things! x

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  104. I am very curious about the Bodyclock - would love to try it

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  105. Definitely the Penhaligon Scent Library for me - love it!

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  106. Deffo the Penhaligon Scent Library...got to have it!!

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  107. amazing giveaway!!!! it all looks fab!! love the look of the glasses!!! this would be an amazing treat for valentines thank you for the chance, followed all steps and entered. fingers crossed! georgina mulligan x

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  108. The Lumie Bodyclock fascinates me.

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  109. I love the personalised sweetie jars, very sweet

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  110. it has to be the Beanies stash box and for several reasons. I love coffee, I love cake so could use it in my baking and my nickname is Beanie :) Sounds perfect for me. Thanks for the chance of such a fab prize x

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  111. The Bodyclock IRIS 500 would be amazing. I'd do anything to sleep properly xx

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  112. It's really difficult to choose, it's such an amazing bundle! But as you're forcing me ;) the candle has caught my eye the most. I bet it smells divine! xx

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  113. The Lumie Bodyclock - I need all the help I can get in the mornings.

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  114. The Lumie Bodyclock looks fab, the sunrise would definitely help with the early mornings

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  115. I love the Body Clock - would love one to try

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  116. Has to be penhaligon's scent library

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  117. the handmade chocolates

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  118. I would love the bodyclock, I have always been intruiged by them but could never justify the cost :)

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  119. The Bodyclock IRIS 500 would be perfect

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  120. The scent library sounds fab x

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  121. For me it's Penhaligon's Scent Library it sounds lovely and right up my street

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  122. I love the big love mug! I'm a bit of a mug collector

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  123. The Bodyclock Iris,I really struggle to get up in winter,I'm sure I was a bear in a previous life as I could so easily hibernate.In summer I spring up out of bed at seven without any bother but struggle so badly in winter x

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  124. I love the beautifully coloured champagne glasses, what a beautiful addition to the drinks cupboard x

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  125. The body clock Iris 500 would be fabulous to help me sleep better.Fab giveaway

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  126. A better nights sleep - The Body Clock. I would love this - sleeping is such a problem in our house!

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  127. the body clock looks fantastic & the coffee cake ;)

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  128. Great giveaway! Whoever wins is very lucky!

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  129. I really like Bodyclock IRIS 500 :)

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  130. I love the LSA champagne glasses from Red Candy

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  131. All the gifts are great but I love the champagne glasses!

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  132. Bodyclock IRIS 500 looks awesome! - Lucia

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  133. It all sounds lovely but if I had to pick one it would be The Penhaligon Scent Library.

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  134. The personalised prosecco with the rose stands out for me. Would love to receive that for Valentines.

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  135. The red candy champagne glasses are lovely

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  136. The Bodyclock IRIS 500.
    I have trouble getting to sleep, but I love the idea of using aromatherapy and light to help

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  137. The Bodyclock IRIS 500 looks really useful

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  138. The Bodyclock IRIS looks amazing

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  139. I love the Penhaligon's Scent Library! There are some really fabulous ideas for Valentine's Day gifts here, for both him and her and at all different budgets!

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  140. love the look of the penhaligon scent libary looks amazing x

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  141. I would love the Penhaligon's Scent Library! Hinting at the hubby right now :)

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  142. The Penhaligon scent library caught my eye although all lovely prizes. May thanks for the chance on this great giveaway x

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  143. My favourite is the ultimate coffee lovers gift, a Beanies Stash Box. <3

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  144. Sarah-Louise Thompson27 January 2016 at 16:19

    It would have to be the Penhaligon's Scent Library it looks lovely! Thank you for the chance :)

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  145. I would love to win!! The clock looks amazing

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  146. The scent library looks really nice xx

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  147. The body lock looks brilliant for helping me get up in the morning

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  148. Fab giveaway someone going have a lucky surprise I love it all but the candle x

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  149. Penhaligon's Scent Library alwaus like to try new smellies

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  150. Has to be the Lumie clock as I have such a problem getting up in the morning

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  151. I would love to give the lumie bodyclock a try to see if it works

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  152. The jar of strawberry bon bons! I love them! X

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  153. For me, it's the Penhaligon's Scent Library - OMG! I would sooooo love to win this gorgeous give away. Thanks for the chance :)

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