Friday, 7 November 2014

Christmas Gifts Guide and Giveaway 2014



Hello everyone! Less than 7 weeks to go, are you ready for Christmas yet? I hope you are, as I've got a lot of Christmas to share with you, and hope that it will help you in time with your Christmas gifts planning/ shopping. I also hope that you'll enjoy the giveaways at the end of this guide!

Please note that there are THREE giveaways running at the bottom of this guide this year, with one of them open to Worldwide and ending sooner, and the other 2 split based on interest, so that you'll have a better chance to win something you really want. You are more than welcome to enter all 3, but I'd really appreciate if you can read the giveaway terms and conditions first before entering, even though they are a bit long, as it can be confusing.

Happy Browsing and good luck! x


Gift ideas - Please click on the icons for the full guides

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Note that I have also featured products we haven't tried out, as I came across them while doing my research and thought that they will make really lovely Christmas gifts as well. Images for these products are borrowed from the companies.


Giveaways - 3 to enter!

12/11/2014 Update: I have amended the month in the T&C for the second and third giveaways as I forgot to change them while copy and pasting! Apologies! The end date is correctly listed under the prize so nothing has changed nor has the date extended.


Giveaway 1 - Memebox


As you may already know, I'm a Memebox Addict (there is a whole group of us!). Memebox is a company that sells themed Korean beauty (skincare and/ or makeup) boxes (non subscription). Each of their box comes with 4 to 9 full size only or full size and deluxe sample size products, and they are very exciting most of the time!

As I love Memebox so much, I want to spread the love and have bought a box myself to give away to one of you beauty lover! This Giveaway will be different than the other 2 as it is open to countries that Memebox will ship to, and ends earlier so I can change the shipping address in time for them to ship to you.

Please read the T&C carefully to avoid misunderstanding and possible disappointment, as Memebox doesn't ship to every country!

Giveaway 1 Prize: Memebox Special #69 My Pouch Essentials (click to see full description)

Giveaway 1 Ends: Sunday 23rd November 2014 midnight (where 12:01am is Monday)

Giveaway 1 Terms & Conditions:
  • The giveaway is open to Worldwide where Memebox ships (China is no longer included) please click on the link to check that they will ship to you before entering
  • Memebox stated on the product page that this box will be shipped on the 8th December 2014, and it normally takes 5 to 20 working days for it to arrive. There is a chance that the box will not arrive before Christmas
  • I have no control over any changes to the details, including but not limited to products, shipment date, custom charges, custom delay, custom's jurisdiction over the parcel, tax; lost, damaged or stolen prize; I am not responsible of any of the above
  • I do not know what will be included in the box, nor whether the products will be suitable for the winner or whoever is using the products; I am not responsible for any reaction the winner or anyone else experienced from using the products.
  • I will contact the winner using the email address they've used to sign up for Rafflecopter. Please make sure that it is active, and you will check the spam folder in case my email sent ended up there
  • All entries will be checked.
  • Winner will be drawn by the Rafflecopter randomly
  • Winner will be announced by Monday 24th November 2014 on here, Twitter and Facebook.
  • Winner will have to respond to my email by Tuesday 25th November 2014 noon. A new winner will be chosen after that.
  • For a simple guide to Rafflecopter, please read Di Coke's Rafflecopter Guide
  • Please read Rafflecopter's privacy policy
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway 2 - Prizes for Kids

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Please read the T&C carefully to avoid misunderstanding and possible disappointment.

Giveaway 2 Prizes (Top to Bottom, Left to Right):

1. Fisher-Price The Octonauts Toy - Gup S Polar Exploration Vehicle 
- RRP £34.99, suitable for 3 years+; comes with Captain Barnacles, 2 mini skis, Narwhal, 3 interchangable tools, iceberg and 3 AAA batteries. See full review here

2. Miioon Made by Mii Experience Gift Voucher
- worth £25, includes Dress Up Tattoos; voucher to be used on their website to create children's own personalised clothing, including Swoopercape, PJs, etc and as part payment for Ruckjack (2 in 1 rucksack and jacket)

3. John Adams Pig Goes Pop! Game
- Approximately £14.99 (Amazon UK), suitable for 4 years+ and 2 to 4 players; see full review here

4. Map International Doodle World Map with Crayon
- worth £25; measures 84 x 59cm and comes with a pack of crayon for children to use to colour in the countries. It is aimed for younger children with clear and easy to read fonts

5. Koala Brothers Gift Bundle
- Includes Frank's dress up costume (3 to 4 years), Koala Brothers' backpack and Hasbro PlaySkool Ned plush toy (suitable for 18 mths+)

6. Moxi Girlz Art-titude - Avery doll
- £14.99, suitable for children age 3+; comes with stickers and washable marker pen to decorate her washable clothes with

Giveaway 2 Ends: Sunday 7th December 2014 midnight (where 12:01am is Monday)

Giveaway 2 Terms & Conditions:
  • The giveaway is open to the UK mainland only
  • I will contact the winner using the email address they've used to sign up for Rafflecopter. Please make sure that it is active, and you will check the spam folder in case my email sent ended up there
  • All entries will be checked.
  • Winners will be drawn by the Rafflecopter randomly. The first name drawn will win the first prize, and the last the 6th prize.
  • Winners will be announced by Monday 8th December 2014 on here, Twitter and Facebook.
  • Winners will have to respond to my email by Wednesday 10th December 2014 noon. A new winner will be chosen after that.
  • All prizes except Pig Goes Pop! will be posted by the PRs. I am not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen parcels, but if you have any enquiry do let me know and I'll try my best to help
  • I will post Pig goes Pop! game using Royal Mail 2nd Class delivery. A proof of shipping can be provided. I am not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen parcels, but if you have any enquiry do let me know and I'll try my best to help
  • For a simple guide to Rafflecopter, please read Di Coke's Rafflecopter Guide
  • Please read Rafflecopter's privacy policy
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway 3 - Prizes for Adults


Please read the T&C carefully to avoid misunderstanding and possible disappointment.

Giveaway 3 Prizes (Top to Bottom, Left to Right):

1. Hottershoes Delamore Clutch Bag  (Colour of winner's choice)
- £19 and comes in 4 colours (Black Glitter, Black Patent, Satin Nickel, Burgundy Patent), detachable chain, magnetic touch fastening and is fully lined; measures 13 x 25 x 3.5cm, chain strap length is 115cm and strap drop is 50cm

2. Andrew James Ice-cream Maker
- £24.99, electric and comes with a recipe book; was voted by Which? magazine as "Best Buy" and was featured in The Independent and The Telegraph as their top 10 ice-cream makers. See full review here

3. Thrasion Recycled Skateboard Bangle (Colour varies)
- £28, made from one recycled skateboard deck, sanded to a fine finish and sealed with polyurethane varnish. It measures 8.3cm in diameter and 6.5cm inner diameter. It comes in original 100% recycled Thrasion packaging.

4. Jelly Belly 40 Flavour XMAS Sleeved Gift Box 500g
- £15.26; comes in Jelly Belly's 40 most popular jelly bean flavours and Christmas themed sleeve.

And have you entered my Jelly Belly Christmas Advent Calendars giveaway that ends on Wednesday 19th November? There are 2 to give away and they come with a secret flavour as well for Christmas!

5. Personal Planner Personalised Planner (of your choice)
- Come as a gift voucher that includes shipping fee for you to create your own quality personalised Planner

6. Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate & Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate
- Midnight Recovery Concentrate (30ml, £36) is one of my favourite night time skincare. Just pat a few drops into your skin to replenish skin with moisture and recover radiance by morning; paraben free
- Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate (50ml, £49) contains 10.5% Vitamin C, and helps reduce appearance of wrinkles, improve skin appearance and texture

Giveaway 3 Ends: Sunday 7th December 2014 midnight (where 12:01am is Monday)

Giveaway 3 Terms & Conditions:
  • The giveaway is open to the UK mainland only
  • I will contact the winner using the email address they've used to sign up for Rafflecopter. Please make sure that it is active, and you will check the spam folder in case my email sent ended up there
  • All entries will be checked.
  • Winners will be drawn by the Rafflecopter randomly. The first name drawn will win the first prize, and the last the 6th prize.
  • Winners will be announced by Monday 8th December 2014 on here, Twitter and Facebook.
  • Winners will have to respond to my email by Wednesday 10th December 2014 noon. A new winner will be chosen after that.
  • All prizes except Kiehl's duo set will be posted by the PRs. I am not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen parcels, but if you have any enquiry do let me know and I'll try my best to help
  • I will post Kiehl's duo Concentrate set using Royal Mail 2nd Class delivery. A proof of shipping can be provided. I am not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen parcels, but if you have any enquiry do let me know and I'll try my best to help
  • For a simple guide to Rafflecopter, please read Di Coke's Rafflecopter Guide
  • Please read Rafflecopter's privacy policy
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