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  1. Chocolate lovers, take a look at Cocoa Loco!

    I fell in love with Cocoa Loco's white chocolate buttons during lock-down when they gave me a much needed treat, as the pub up the road which kindly turned itself into a shop overnight for all the locals started to sell them.  I really looked forward to my white chocolate buttons.  They are a local company to me, as they are in West Sussex, and better still, they are palm oil free (more on that later!)

     

    They have a lovely selection! 

    This is their Nice List Christmas Box for £29.99 

    There's a Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Chocolate Christmas Tree
    There's a Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Chocolate Christmas Tree


    They've got fun chocolates too for all the children (well, never mind them, I am ordering the chocolate santas for me and I'm well past childhood).  There are chocolate penguins, chocolate polar bears, chocolate robins, chocolate owls, chocolate fairies and even chocolate soldiers.   

    They've also got a dark chocolate truffle making kit and a milk chocolate lolly making kit, plus other gift boxes you can send through the post! 

    Head off to Cocoa Loco's website here.

    And don't forget, Cocoa Loco's chocolates are organic and palm oil free, so you'll be doing your bit for all the wildlife who so depend on our forests for their home.  Palm oil is in many products today which means that the forests where wildlife life are being cut down so that they can be turned into palm oil plantations!  The less palm oil we all use the better for our precious wildlife.

     

  2. Goodness, Christmas is coming very quickly - where has 2020 gone???

    If you're starting to think about Christmas and the Big Day, and you want something to give as a gift or something to decorate the table with, take a peek at Emma Bridgewater.  Their website has a lovely range of products in their Christmas Reindeer range- just look at these:

    Personalised Reindeer 8 1/2" Plate

    Personalised Reindeer 8 1/2" Plate
    From £18.95 plus £1 per letter

    Personalised Reindeer Cocoa Mug

    Personalised Reindeer Cocoa Mug
    From £23.95 plus £1 per letter

    Personalised Reindeer 1/2 Pint Mug

    Personalised Reindeer 1/2 Pint Mug
    From £20.95 plus £1 per letter 

    Click here to see Emma Bridgewater's Christmas Joy & Reindeer range

  3. Want to stock up on some delicious chocolate coins ready for Christmas?

    Take a look at Natural Collection!   They have dark chocolate and milk chocolate coins, plus thins, and hot chocolate too.

    Chocolate treats from Divine are made with Fairtrade cocoa grown by farmers in the Kuapa Kokoo co-operative in Ghana.  They also own 44% of Divine, sharing in the profits and company decisions. 

    Divine Fairtrade Milk Chocolate Coins - 65G

    They also have hampers though these are not included in the offer.

    One of the things I love about Divine Chocolate is that they don't use palm oil in their chocolate. Divine does not use any palm oil in its chocolate and aims not to use any additional ingredients that contain palm oil.  This helps reduce human impact on the rainforests on which both animals and people depend. 

    Divine Fairtrade Milk Chocolate Coins - 65g

     


    Take a look at the Divine Chocolate available from Natural Collection!

     

     


  4. There are puffin gifts

    There are puffin gifts

    The RSPB has an incredible range of goods you can buy, not just for you and family members but for the wildlife you love too!

    They have everything you need for bird care – bird baths, bird food, bird tables, bird boxes – and wildlife – things for hedgehogs, bees and butterflies so that’s animals that fly, crawl, hop, walk and trot covered.

    There are gifts for the home
    There are gifts for the home

    They’ve also got a great range of Christmas goods including things for the Christmas table, decorations, eco Christmas gift wrap, Christmas crackers, calendars and diaries and Christmas cards!

    Watch the birdee!
    Watch the birdee!

    Their Christmas pages have lots of gift ideas for him, for her, for children and there are also stocking fillers for children too.   If you love puffins, there are puffin gifts, robin gifts too.   There are also bird ornaments and hare ornaments, gifts for the home, the kitchen and the garden – and clothing.  Don’t forget their binoculars and scopes, and range of books and stationery.

    Things for the garden, including a huge range of bird food and everything for wildlife

    Things for the garden,
    including a huge range of bird food and everything for wildlife

    And of course there are lots of tips to help you have a greener Christmas.   For example they’ve got a range of chocolates and goodies that are palm oil free such as Cocoa Loco and Booja Booja chocolates, and their delicious Gola Rainforest Chocolate, perfect for nibbling into whilst watching a film on the TV!

    There are delightful hare ornaments too!
    There are delightful hare ornaments too!

    Fly off to the RSPB here 

    **Please note, this code not available in conjunction with any other offer.

  5. Give an RHS Gift Membership

    As well as running a membership scheme, the RHS has a Gift Membership which is perfect for anyone who loves gardens!  It’s £65 for a year’s membership.


    Give an RHS Gift Membership

    There are five key benefits.. 

    Your giftee will receive these current member benefits:

    • Free entry to the four RHS Gardens and over 200 Partner Gardens** for the member plus a family guest or 2 children
    • A monthly subscription to The Garden magazine, worth £4.95 a month, full of tips, interesting articles and stunning photography
    • Unlimited, personalised RHS gardening advice
    • Exclusive access to RHS Flower Shows and savings on tickets

    I took my parents to Hampton Court and we had an amazing day out.  (Tip:  I booked us in for a sit down lunch as an extra treat, so that they could have a good rest and that worked a treat.)

    Members receive The Garden magazine every month - worth £4.95 in itself!

    Members receive The Garden magazine every month - worth £4.95 in itself!

    The RHS is known for many of its campaigns to get everyone involved in gardening, whether they have their own gardens or join in campaigns such as Britain in Bloom, Community Gardening, Greening Great Britain, Wild About Gardens and National Gardening Week.   They do a great deal with schools too, which is vital if we are to have generations to come of people who care about gardens and who are active in them, both their own and their neighbourhood.

    There are a range of memberships available such as Individual and Joint, Gift, Life and Senior Life, Students and RHS Fellows. 

     Give a gift membership to the RHS today!