Leisure Gifts

All home workers need a break from their home office every now and again, and our selection of fab leisure pressies will provide an excuse for them to step away from their desk and relax for a little while!

Take abreak from you new start up home business with our leisure ideas and suggestions

Take a look at these great Christmas gift ideas below - perfect for giving friends, family, or even yourself a well-earned festive present!

Luxury Bath Oils

The Beatitude Aromatherapy Bath Oils offer therapeutic and effective results. Select Joy for Cheering, Peace for Relaxation and Patience for muscular aches and strains.

Key Benefits for all Beatitude Bath Blends
•    Nourishes and soothes the skin.
•    100% natural
•    Disperses in the water. Non greasy

Price: 50ml is £24 and 100ml is £39
Buy it link: http://www.beatitudeproducts.co.uk/aromatherapy-bath-oils-23-c.asp

 


Kat&Bee's Turtle P ring

 

Kat&Bee's Turtle P is a bold but subtle cocktail ring which lets the inner nature in you come out.

Using 14ct gold fill wire, 14ct gold fill spacers amber citrine stone, swarovski stone, green plastic bead and white jade no two are every exactly the same!

Available from Kat&Bee.co.uk for £240.

 


 

Lily Blanche's Memory Keeper pendantThe LILY BLANCHE Memory Keeper is a beautiful piece of jewellery with a real wow factor. 

It opens to take six photographs and is a perfect way of keeping all your loved ones close to your heart. It makes a great gift for a mother, aunt, girlfriend, sister or newlywed bride with images of the big day inside, and can be engraved.

Judy Murray wore the Memory Keeper to all Andy's Wimbledon matches this year and told Lily Blanche it was her favourite piece of jewellery!

The LILY BLANCHE Memory Keeper is  hallmarked by the Edinburgh Assay Office and is a real heirloom piece. It retails at £230.00 and is available online at Lily Blanche or from select jewellers. 

 


 

The Smart Control Mercedes-BenzA superb driving experience for any fanatic. Steer and cruise this remote controlled model supercar with its customised sound system that allows you to play your favourite tunes.

Attributes include working headlamps, tail and brake lights, indicators, remote controlled gull-wing doors and more to deliver a wonderful driving experience.

Stream your favourite music from your iTunes collection via an app on an iOS device direct to a high quality speaker in the car. Programme the lights to flash in time with the music and create your own custom light shows and actions.

Fancy pretending you're Jensen Button on your home working lunch break? Buy the Smart Control Mercedes-Benz for £100 from the Science Museum Shop.

 


 

Robert Rattray's Bronze Fighting StagsRobert Rattray is the hugely talented Welsh sculptor commissioned to produce two life-size bronze sculptures of the Windsor Grey horses for the Queen's Coronation. Greatly inspired by animals and the wilderness, his sculptures embody the vivacity of nature; whether it's a stunning bronze or silver statue or a delicate sketch or portrait.

A unique Rattray sculpture would make a great addition to a mantelpiece in any home as a great talking-point and statement piece or how about one of his garden sculptures hidden amongst the flora and fauna to complement a beautiful garden.

We think it would definitely give your home office a touch of splendour!

Buy Robert's work from the Rattray Sculptures website. 

 


 

Fire and Ice Unreal Fur jacketLooking out the window to discover yet another sunshine-free day ahead of you will be a cause for celebration for anybody in posession of  the Unreal Fur Fire and Ice Faux Fur Jacket - how snug and cosy will you be in this?!

At £185 it may not be the coat you pull off the rack for the school run, but it's definitely the one you'll be wearing for a rare 'glammed-up night out' break from home working!

Available from MyWardrobe.com.

 

 

 


 

Have a Good Day Out helping hedgehogs - photo credited to Will LewisAww, the iHubbub team were all seen getting out their credit cards when this one landed in our inbox....What could be a better gift than helping these adorable creatures?

If you’re an animal lover, come and help a worthy cause and spend a relaxing morning looking after Good Day Out’s adorable hedgehogs. Visitors will spend the morning cleaning, feeding, exercising and even bathing the little critters. These orphaned hoglets (hedgehog babies) rely on our support to survive so why not offer a helping hand. 

It's just £20 from Good Day Out (and how could you resist when you look at those big eyes?!)

 


 

ClevaMama's ClevaMemories keepsake suitcase

A lovely gift for a baby's first birthday or Christmas....a ClevaMemories keepsake suitcase and baby record book to store precious items that are collected as the child grows.

Whether it's their baby shoes, first piece of art or the much-loved first toy, it can be saved in the holdall.

There is also a 28 page hardback book which allows you to store photos, memories, first words and much more in a   beautiful timeline of events.

Retailing at £34.99, 15% of the overall proceed of sales goes directly to the Make A Wish charity. Find it on the ClevaMama website.                                                                 


 

words with friends gameFollowing the success of Zynga games including CityVille, Words With Friends and Draw Something, Hasbro has partnered with the social gaming giant to launch physical versions of these cult classics.

There are is also Words With Friends To Go which will be around the £10 mark so this will be ideal for your stocking fillers suggestions.

Available from £19.99.

 


 

Pruner & Pouch from Briers is the perfect fashion accessory for busy home workers and keen home office gardenersPruner & Pouch from Briers is the perfect fashion accessory for busy grandparents and keen gardeners.

Briers’ new Pruner & Pouch comprises of secateurs and a pouch complete with a mobile phone pocket.

Fitted with a belt clip the Pruner and Pouch enables you to stay contactable while you’re out gardening, ideal when you need to take those important business calls!

 

Suggested RRP for the Briers’ Pruner & Pouch is £9.99

 


 

a great read for home workers!The Empty Stocking by Richard Curtis (of Notting Hill & Four Weddings and a Funeral fame) published this Christmas is sure to become an instant favourite.
 
This is a gorgeous picture book with a heart-warming Christmas story which is perfect for children of all ages - whether they have been good or naughty this year! 

It is a perfect price for a stocking filler at £6.99. 

Empty Stocking book by Richard Curtis for keeping the kids quiet while you run your home business

 


 

The Lumie Bodyclock Active is the perfect way for home workers to wake up naturallyLumie Bodyclock Active is an alarm clock that wakes you naturally, with a sunrise that gradually brightens at a time that suits you.  

The light is a signal for your body to ease production of sleep hormones (e.g. melatonin) and increase levels of those that help you get up and go (e.g. cortisol). 

At the end of the day, there's a 15, 20, 30, 45, 60 or 90 minute sunset to help you to naturally unwind ready for bed.

Lumie Bodyclock Active has a radio with digital tuning plus several other audio features to help you start your day feeling brighter or help you relax naturally before sleep. 

Enhance your morning sunrise further with a dawn chorus or a rooster wake-up call and 'white noise' and wave sounds to help lull you to sleep.  As well as providing you with dimmable bedside lighting, Lumie Bodyclock Active has a nightlight feature and a security option turns the light on while you're away.

Lumie bodyclock to help sleepy home business start-ups to get up early

 

 


 

home business owners - set up your website!

Pop a MrSite box in someone's Christmas stocking and they could have a great-looking website live on the internet by the end of Christmas day.

Whether they're totally new to computers (we're thinking of you, Auntie Sue) or really quite techie, they'll love building their site.

Simply choose one of the many stylish site designs, give it your unique twist, drop in images, content and cool features that will make any website stand out and you're done.

There are four Websites in a Box - Starter, Classic, Pro and Seller.

Mr Site's Instant Website For Home Business Owners

 


 

home workers keep their screens clean and their hand warm!

 

Touch screen gloves (£4.99) – Know a gadget addict who can’t bear to pocket their phone or tablet even in the chill of winter?

These hi-tech gloves means they can keep their fingers toasty while texting or tapping away to their heart’s content.

Get them here: http://www.paramountzone.com/touch-screen-gloves.htm 

 Touch screen gloves for keeping home working fingers warm

 

 


 

Desktop swingball from Funtica for fun-loving home business owners!

The design and build of this mini version Swingball is based on the modern look and feel of the Pro Swingball, in signature colours of black and green. 

It comes with two sturdy bats and can be played in the same way as the original game. 

Could it be for those stress-busting home-office moments or indoor play for families at home on a rainy day?  Bring out your inner child and bat away those back-to-work blues!  Mini Swingball from FUNTICA for £9.99.

 

 


 

Ideal break-time reading for home office workersNews From Gardenia by Robert Llewellyn and published by Unbound

 

Red Dwarf star Robert Llewellyn’s science fiction novel tells the story of a man called Gavin Meckler who arrives 200 years into the future, where somehow we’ve finally got things right.

It’s possible to travel from one side of the world to the other in a matter of minutes without burning fuel, but it’s also a place where everyone is a gardener because that’s how they can be sure to eat.

A great book to wind down with on a break from your home business start-up

 

 


 

CEWE PHOTOBOOK Photobooks for freelance photographycreates perfect digital photo albums (so no spending hours sticking them into an album!!) they make great gifts for loved ones and a fab way to cherish those special moments!  

You do't have to be technically minded either as the website will guide you through the process! 

Available from Cewe's website from £5.99.

 


 

Great Christmas stressbuster for home office workers!You won’t be able to resist this bubble wrap suit, the ultimate in cool costumes!

This awesome outfit consists of a pair of trousers and a hooded jacket, covering you in those pesky air pockets!

If you’ve got a penchant for bubble-popping, you’ll love to pinch, nip and squeeze this suit and feel some serious satisfaction as those everyday stresses melt away!

Available from Prezzybox.com for £12.95

 

 


 

the in-thing for home business owners!iHat music hat (£9.99) – Know a music lover who likes to keep warm and stay cool all at the same time?

This stylish black beanie with built-in speakers takes away all that frozen-fingered fiddling with earphones and doesn’t even need batteries – it’s powered by the lucky recipient’s own MP3 player.

http://www.paramountzone.com/wiki-ihat-gadget.htm   

 


 

An eco charger for those "green" home business owners or workers 

MiTec Eco Charger (£16): stops your phone from taking power from the socket once it is fully charged, helping reduce your electricity bill. 

Available from www.phone-shop.tesco.com

 

 


 

iPieces, the revolutionary new iPad gaming range for home business families iPieces, the revolutionary new iPad gaming range, ideal for home business families, is launching four family favourites ahead of Christmas. The latest additions to the award-winning collection include Ludo and Pool games plus two games for the hit children’s TV shows Fireman Sam and Peppa Pig

iPieces use innovative technology and interactive playing counters to allow up to six players to enjoy traditional board games on the iPad. Easy to use and practical to transport, iPieces can be enjoyed at home or on the go, making them the ideal game for all the family – and for any occasion.

Players simply download the free game app from the iTunes store and use their iPieces to bring each game to life through stunning visual animation and entertaining sound effects.

Keep the kids happy while you set up your home business

 

 


 

Warm and cuddly striped socks for when you are working at homeSocks may be considered the boring choice when it comes to gifts but with these luxurious 100% cotton numbers the classic gift is getting a makeover.

Ideal for adding a touch of colour and personality to any outfit these luxury thick socks are also a winter essential. Available in a wide variety of regiment and school colours.

Striped Socks - £14.99 per pair from Smart Turnout

 


 

Space Invaders stress ball - particularly useful in those long home office meetings.Now if you are looking for some little presents to pop into a stocking or even for secret Santa we’ve got some beauties.

The Space Invaders LED key chains have glowing eyes and the funky bottle openers are really striking!

For a puzzling mind we’ve got a classic key chain game where you can test out your dexterity or a really retro sliding puzzle – remember trying to cheat when you were a kid? 

If you feel like spreading the Space Invaders buzz at work then make sure you have a handy Space Invaders stress ball - particularly useful in those long meetings. For those Friday afternoons why not introduce some playtime into the day with our wind up Space Invaders – cute and lots of fun!

For more information please visit www.50fifty-gifts.com

 


 

home working fans can compare the Meerkat’s Aleksandr OrlovAleksandr Orlov, founder of comparethemeerkat.com, will be following up the success of his no.1 bestselling autobiography, A Simples Life, with a series of six books about the colourful characters from his home village Meerkovo, Russia.

A gift set of the complete collection of stories featuring Sergei, Maiya, Bogdan, Yakov, Vassily and Aleksandr himself, will be available priced at £35.94 from all book sellers from 25 October 2012.

The books will also be available individually, priced at £5.99, making ideal Christmas stocking fillers for Aleksandr fans, young and old.

 


 

charitable Christmas for home busines ownersThis amazing Keeper for a Day experience gives a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with some of ZSL’s most popular animals, and also offers a unique insight into the day-to-day life of ZSL keepers and their charges.

Budding keepers can try their hand at tasks such as feeding the giraffes, mucking out rhino, meeting the elephants, cleaning the penguin pool and going behind the scenes at the big cats, all of which makes a day to remember for any animal lover!

Participants need to be over 16 years old, Keeper for a Day is held all year-round at ZSL London Zoo or between April – October ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

Research for setting up your home business perhaps?

 

 


 

Fun game for home workers and their familiesA junior version of the hugely popular Keeper for a Day programme for 11-15 year olds is available at ZSL London Zoo.

This amazing experience allows budding keepers to get up close with some of the Zoo’s most loved residents and gives them an exclusive glimpse into what really goes on behind the scenes at the world’s most famous zoo.

Participants are guaranteed to have lots of fun, and the day is filled with loads of facts about the animals so it’s an absolute must for any animal lover or aspiring keeper. The junior experience includes zoo entry for participant and one accompanying adult and there are lots of photo opportunities for guardians throughout the session.

The experience lasts just under 3 ½ hours and runs on weekday mornings in the February, Easter, spring, summer and October school holidays.

keep the kids busy while you're setting up a home business

 

 


 

charitable Christmas for home busines ownersThe ultimate overnight experience, a once in a lifetime chance to live next door to our rhinos!

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is a special place during the day but it's even more magical at night. It comes alive in a way that visitors don't usually get to experience.

Stay in a private lodge nestled at the heart of the Zoo. Take a twilight tour and wake up to breakfast with the residents including the wolf pack. Each lodge is fitted with beds, a heater and lights to ensure ultimate comfort.

Lookout Lodge is a fantastic experience for animal lovers of all ages or those simply wanting to escape everyday life for a night.

Research for setting up your home business perhaps?

 
 


 

beautiful jewellery for home workersGina Stewart Cox - bracelet solo Swarovski pink sapphire passion - black

For the past 18 months Gina has been employing four women from a village in West Thailand, as part of a ZSL project to make the jewellery using precious metals and gemstones and raise money to support a ZSL elephant project in Thailand.

The jewellery is stylish, contemporary and quality with exclusivity. Precious metals and gemstones are bound together using vibrant coloured cord and finished with a sterling silver branded button.

Gina Stewart Cox Jewellery available ranges from £34.95 at www.zsl.org/christmasshop

 


The perfect butterfly feeder for home business ownersAfter a particularly tough year for butterflies, ZSL London Zoo are encouraging people to welcome more of the beautiful creatures to their gardens.

Having butterflies and moths in gardens will result in a double bonus: colourful wildlife, and a beautiful garden. It will also help compensate for the loss of habitat in the countryside that is threatening many butterflies.

Many species have declined in number, and gardens can provide valuable alternative sites for feeding, and, with the right plants, breeding.

As a special Christmas offer every butterfly habitat purchased from ZSL London Zoo will come with a free packet of butterfly food.

Butterfly habitat with free packet of butterfly food is priced at £39.95 from www.zsl.org/christmasshop

 


 

Google rThe Travel Researcher's Guide by John Guinn is good for home businesses expanding into other countrieseports 85% of leisure travellers consider the internet their main source of travel planning and that average traveller visits 22 travel related websites during 9.5 research sessions prior to booking.

The Travel Researcher's Guide by John Guinn (good for home businesses expanding into other countries) is aimed at these 85% of travellers that use the internet.

John has listed and described his favourite websites that he uses while researching holidays for his clients. So not only will you save money booking on-line, you can now save time too by only using the most useful websites.

John also deciphers travel jargon and explains why it is important to always read the small print.

It is available from Lulu.com and is £12.99 plus p&p.

 


 
Comedy DVD for home business owners Christmas stockings Award winning Australian comedian Brendon Burns releases the DVD of his hugely acclaimed show ‘Y’Know – Love ‘n God ‘n Metaphysics and Shit’ through Pias Comedy on Monday 12th November.

Brendon has screwed up. He's split up with his girlfriend and he's not quite sure why. As he tries to process his part in the break up, he winds up searching for his place in the universe and discovers that sort of behaviour is for losers.

So he tries to find his faith in... something, but he's not sure what. A comic love letter, and a journey through the Edinburgh Award Winner’s mind, this show is hilarious, heart warming, filthy and has a giant twist in its tail...

 

 Great comedy for home business owners' coffee breaks

 


 

Comedy DVD for home business owners Christmas stockings

Jeff Dunham is a worldwide comedy phenomenon.  In 2012 he will play sell out shows in the UK, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Australia and South Africa.  

Released on DVD and Blu-Ray, enter the ultimate haunted house where Walter transforms into something grumpier than he already is!

Watch Bubba J rise from the dead!  Meet Peanut’s alter ego, The Purple Avenger of the Night, and his spicy sidekick! And witness Achmed literally dressed to kill in an outfit that would terrify the most terrifying terrorist! 

The result is an all-new original live comedy event like no other, complete with each of Jeff’s stage partners starring in their own horror movie trailer!

Great comedy for home business owners' coffee breaks

 


 

Keep the kids happy while you run your home businessMakedo is the creative play sensation that will keep the kids occupied for hours on end.

This ingenius connector system takes junk modelling up a notch, easily transforming packaging and household recycling into whatever your child's imagination wishes for.

Kits contain a safe-saw, re-clip and lock-hinges, themed stickers and a step-by-step instructions to create everything from robots to play houses. Prices start from £7.99. Visit www.mymakedo.com for more information.

 


  

Revive your home working face with Simple's Minis Collection pamper setSimple Minis Collection  

Featuring three classic Simple products, this cute gift set is an essential addition to every weekend bag this Christmas. Cleanse, tone and moisturise with three mini 50 ml versions of Simple’s best-selling classics including: Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser, Simple Kind To Skin Moisturising Facial Wash and Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner. 

£5.99

 


 

Mobile workers can clean off party make up with Simple's Simply Chic kitSimple Simply Chic  

Party girls can keep this handy toiletry bag on their bedside cabinets to quickly remove all traces of the festive celebrations, as the wipe-clean bag contains the UK’s No. 1 facial skincare product, Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes (25s) and the UK’s best-selling branded moisturiser, Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser (125ml).

£7.50 

 


 

The Angry Birds Mini speakers are perfect for freelancers to listen to their music throughGEAR4 is answering the ca-caaws from Angry Birds fans by launching a set of mini portable speakers featuring the new Angry Birds Space characters. 

The ever-raging Red Bird Space, Blue Bird, Black Bomber Bird, Red Bird and explosive Lazer Bird all work with any music player, smart phone or tablet and come complete with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

These little critters include an expandable bass twist function for stronger audio quality and are able to link with multiple speakers, so you could have a string of your favourite birds blasting your top tunes. 

The Angry Birds Minis are built with a succinct lithium battery - two hours of charge will allow for eight hours playback. You know what they say – the best things come in small packages – this flying flock follow suit!

You can buy the Angry Birds Minis from all major retailers as well as www.gear4.com for between £29.99 and £34.99.

 

 

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