Update on Ordnance Survey special offers

Ordnance Survey Voucher Codes and special offers.

Just a couple of quick updates on special offers from Ordnance Survey. I share these because they have some great gift ideas for people who love getting out in the countryside and who might otherwise be difficult to buy for.

Save 10% on standard paper and waterproof ‘Active’ OS maps

This Ordnance Survey special offer is only available between Tuesday 13nd December 2016 04:15PM and Friday 16th December 2016 04:14PM

Click here to visit https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/shop/maps.html?cat%5B0%5D=20



Save on a range of amazing gifts for the outdoor enthusiast this week only!.

This Ordnance Survey special offer is only available between Tuesday 13nd December 2016 04:13PM and Friday 16th December 2016 11:59PM, here are some examples of their great gift ideas:


Click here to visit https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/shop/sale/under20.html?dir=asc&order=position

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This weekend only: Save up to 50% on maps, outdoor gear, GPS devices, fitness trackers at Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey Voucher Codes and special offers.

Ordnance Survey have let me know that they are running a special offer as part of Black Friday this weekend. You can save up to 50% on maps, outdoor gear, GPS devices, fitness trackers and loads more so thought I’d do a very quick post to let you know. Their quality maps and outdoor kit make great Christmas presents for anyone who loves getting out and exploring the countryside.

This Ordnance Survey special offer is only available between Thursday 24th November 2016 11:00AM and Monday 28st November 2016 11:59PM

So if you are looking for something a little different this Christmas why not checkout their site now, Click here to visit https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/shop/blackfriday.html

Note: Cannot be combined with any existing discount codes.

About Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey – the national mapping agency of Great Britain and leading provider of mapping products

The Ordnance Survey Shop offers printed and digital mapping that is used by walkers, runners, cyclists, horse riders, climbers and everyone that enjoys discovering the Great British outdoors.
All of their leisure products can be bought online, most with free UK delivery.

Ordnance Survey products are popular gifts, and sell especially at Christmas, Fathers Day for birthdays for people who love the outdoors, countryside or those who just love studying maps.

Ordnance Survey Personalised maps – ideal for Gifts

Ordnance Survey Custom Made maps are only available through the Ordnance Survey website – they can’t be found on the high street. You can select an area, upload a cover photo and add their own title. They are hugely popular as gifts, especially for Fathers Day and over Christmas.

Printed paper maps

The Ordnance Survey online store hold in stock the complete ranges of OS Explorer maps OS Landranger Maps with fast, free UK delivery. They also stock some other selected types including international maps, historic maps, geologic and wall maps. Ordnance Survey has fostered a strong reputation amongst walkers, runners and cyclists who have been reliant upon their paper map for years.

Digital mapping – OS Maps

The latest Ordnance Survey browser based online mapping tool, which now works on PC, Mac, tablet and any modern browser. It gives access to all our leisure maps for printing, route planning, GPX file import/export and more. Visitors can try before they buy with free registration and a choice of subscription lengths.

Outdoor products

Ordnance Survey sell a growing range of quality outdoor products, from headlamps to GPS units and camping food. Due to their links with the manufacturers, Ordnance Survey are able to offer very competitive prices making these very appealing offers. These make excellent gifts.

Ordnance Survey Historical mapping

Used by researchers, amateur and professional historians and people who are just interested in their local area, our reproduction historical maps cover most of Great Britain in traditional 1 inch to 1 mile scale.

Click here to visit https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/shop/blackfriday.html

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Boots Christmas Gift Guide 2016

Boots is most definitely a giant on the High Street.  It is far from just a chemist with it’s many services it provides.  At Christmas, however, they become a great source of inspiration for Christmas Gifts that you don’t see elsewhere on the High Street.  As far as I can remember they were also at the fore front of introducing 3 for 2 offers especially with gifts for Christmas, helping to reduce the cost for stylish presents.  I really enjoy the Boots Christmas Guide every year.  Even the front cover manages to mix the luxury end like Chloe and Clarins with their very own No 7 and Champneys.

Boots 2016 Christmas Gift Guide

Boots 2016 Christmas Gift Guide

As I have previously mentioned, I love perfume for Christmas and I will certainly checking out the Boots offering this year.  I do like the perfume presentation boxes that you only seem to get at Christmas, and noticed the Gucci Bamboo set. I love Gucci perfume so will be getting myself into Boots to check it out.  You can also look for in their wonderful gift guide for further perfume inspiration.  It is useful to note which perfumes fall in to which categories as this really helps when matching gift to lucky recipient.


Boots Perfumes

Boots Perfumes

Not forgetting the men, there are pages of sweet smelling treats for them too, however, for the geek, I mean man, in my life I was drawn to their ‘Hit the Tech’ page.  I think the Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Bluetooth Printer looks great.  Expensive at £99.90 and definitely a bit of a luxury but generally speaking Christmas gifting is based upon desire rather than need.  I have no idea why the white version of this is £10 more than the black version – perhaps white is the new black!

Tech Christmas Gifts

Tech Christmas Gifts



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Toppings Pies

I was lucky enough to be sent some scrumptious pork pies from a company called The Topping Pie Company.  You can pick up their pork pies from several high street stores but I was particularly interested in their online ordering and delivery service.  I was very interested to see how they packaged their products to keep them in prime condition whilst in transit.

To start with I was impressed to see that Toppings used a 24 hour next day delivery service to make sure their products were not in transit any longer than necessary.



The Pies arrived in a sturdy polystyrene box to keep the contents insultanted in transit.


Taking the lid off revealed a double layer of bubble wrap and then a layer of ice packs which were still frozen solid when I opened the box.


Finally removing the layer of ice packs revealed the products we had ordered for review.

I was really impressed with the delivery service and packaging and certainly would have no hesitation in using Toppings for any fresh products. They have clearly given delivery a lot of thought and have got this all important part of online food delivery right.

They supply pork pies with a difference, whether is is their Dinkie Cranberry Topped Pork Pie, traditional pork pie or my personal favourite the Huntsman Pie you are sure to find one to make you say Mmmm!

Toppings Pies - Huntsman Pork Pie

Toppings Pies – Huntsman Pork Pie

I always think a pie is the ultimate in comfort food, and Christmas is simply the best time to indulge yourself.  I mentioned that the Huntsman Pork Pie was my personal favourite.

This pie has a delicious layer of pork followed by chicken and topped with a top layer of sage and onion stuffing.  It is a bit like Christmas Dinner in a pie, so a pie to make you feel Christmasy before Christmas Day.  Their traditional pork pie is the perfect example of to make a simple pie very well, which can’t be easy as so many people get it wrong.  It would seem that the main ingredients for The The Topping Pie Company success is the quality of ingredients, their pork is British red tractor pork pie meat and their hot water pastry case.  Often when you buy a pork pie, the meat doesn’t look or taste great and the pastry can be soggy.  The Topping Pie Company’s pastry and crisp and flavoursome bringing the homemade food experience to your home.

As I mentioned earlier there all several pork pie combinations to choose from.  For Christmas, the Dinkie Stilton Topped Pork Pie looks particularly festive as does the Christmas Pork Pie which adds chopped apricots to a chicken and two pork layers.  I think these pies make great Christmas Presents, as for example, the Christmas Pork Pie can be frozen for up to month allowing people to spread some Christmas cheer into the cold days of January.

Keeping it simple - Traditional Pork Pie

Keeping it simple – Traditional Pork Pie

If you are looking for something a little different then I’d recommend giving them a try and time of year.


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My recommended Shaving gift ideas for men

I think most men complain about having to shave everyday but most carry on with the same old routine and shaving equipment year after year.

If you think the man in your life might like a new shaver this Christmas then the top two best selling models at the time of writing are:

Philips S5320/06 Series 5000 Electric Shaver with Smart Click Precision Trimmer and Turbo Function for about £78.

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and the Braun Series 3 3040 Men’s Electric Foil Shaver Wet/Dry at about £40.

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On the other hand if he prefers a traditional wet shave then you might want to treat him to some luxury shaving cream.  This will help him get a closer shave and moisturise his skin.

Taylor of Old Bond Street 150g Sandalwood Shaving Cream Bowl under £10 from Amazon.

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I can’t think of many men who would not be pleased to receive an Edwin Jagger shaving set for Christmas.

Edwin Jagger Gillette Mach 3 Shaving Gift Set – Imitation Ivory from around £60 on Amazon.

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I gave my husband one of these Edwin Jagger sets a few years ago. It’s still in very good condition and he really loves it, and it looks really stylish in our bathroom.

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