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We Put Together a Christmas Gift Guide So You Don’t have To

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Feeling lazy already? Isn’t Christmas season just EXHAUSTING? Yes. Say it with me. It’s totally ok to admit it. It’s also totally ok to admit that you’ve been defeated by the mere fact that Christmas shopping is not as fun as it sounds like. Streets are always packed (Hello there, social anxiety). The sizes you want for clothes are never available online during that period.

So we say, fuck that. Let’s go full-on geek. We put together a Christmas Gift Guide together for your pleasure only.

Let’s crack on.


Suicide Squad – Blu-ray/DVD + Joker Vinyl Figure




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Suicide Squad is the latest DC installment where the worst of the worst and are recruited by the government to try and do some good for once, starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and many more.

P.s. We never thought we’d actually say this but Joker looks SO ADORBS.


Funko Pop! Vinyl Dancing Baby Groot

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This Dancing Groot Vinyl POP! Character Joins the Guardians O/T Galaxy Range. Dancing Groot is a new addition to the ever growing POP range. Tip: Buy it for yourself and let it hang out with you at work.


Me Before You – Blu-ray/DVD

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Experience the joy of what life and love have to offer with this global box office hit Me Before You, starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin and based on the critically acclaimed, best selling novel by Jojo Moyes.


I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it” double LP


The 1975 won our hearts this year with their hauntingly beautiful album. Okay, so did Kings of Leon but their album cover wasn’t as pretty so we went with this one. Buy this lovely vinyl to that vintage friends of yours. The 17 track album from The 1975, includes the singles Love Me & The Sound and our very very favorite Paris.


The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old – Book
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‘Another year and I still don’t like old people. Me? I am 83 years old.’

Hendrik Groen may be old, but he is far from dead and isn’t planning to be buried any time soon. Granted, his daily strolls are getting shorter because his legs are no longer willing and he had to visit his doctor more than he’d like. Technically speaking he is … elderly. But surely there is more to life at his age than weak tea and potted geraniums?

Hendrik sets out to write an exposé: a year in the life of his care home in Amsterdam, revealing all its ups and downs – not least his new endeavour the anarchic Old-But-Not Dead Club. And when Eefje moves in – the woman Hendrik has always longed for – he polishes his shoes (and his teeth), grooms what’s left of his hair and attempts to make something of the life he has left, with hilarious, tender and devastating consequences.

The indomitable Hendrik Groen – Holland’s unlikeliest hero – has become a cultural phenomenon in his native Netherlands and now he and his famously anonymous creator are conquering the globe. A major Dutch bestseller, The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen will not only delight older readers with its wit and relevance, but will charm and inspire those who have years to go before their own expiry date.

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old is published in the UK by Michael Joseph at £12.99 hardback/eBook


Got a nephew? Secret kid? A horribly cute little brother?

We got you covered.


Pete’s Dragon – Blu-ray/DVD


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A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, Pete’s Dragon is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. “Pete’s Dragon” stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley and Wes Bentley.


LEGO: Dimensions Video Game

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The most recent Lego title Lego Dimensions combines many TV, film and gaming universes all together into one fantastic Lego universe. Featuring the voices of Gary Oldman, Chris Pratt, Will Arnettt and many more. This is the perfect game to play with friends and family and with the new packs releasing every few months it’s a game that will never get old.


Strapped for cash? We’ve been there.

Stand by our Twitter account as we’ll announce a Christmas Giveaway for you in the following days ?

The ‘Swallows and Amazons’ Cinema Release Comes Bearing Gifts

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Hey hooo!! Diddly here with ‘Swallows and Amazons’ adventurous news. And when I say news I mean gifts and HOLIDAYYYYS ? for y’all my fantabulous sweeties.

To celebrate the release of the family adventure Swallows And Amazons in cinemas August 19th, StudioCanal & Canopy & Stars are giving one lucky winner the chance to recreate the spirt of the film and win a Sawday’s Canopy & Stars glamping holiday in the English countryside + a £1000 cash prize.  And if that wasn’t enough Studio Canal have also teamed up with Visit England to create a free online guide offering all the ingredients you need to embark on your own family adventure this summer, inspired by Swallows and Amazons

Who are the ‘Swallows’ ? Who are the ‘Amazons’ ?

   An enchanting new take on the beloved novel by Arthur Ransome, Swallows & Amazons tells the story of the Walker children, whose summer holiday in the Lake District sees them sailing out on their own to a local island, only to find themselves in competition with a rival group of children who call themselves the Amazons and ultimately an adventure far bigger than they could have imagined.  As a desperate battle for ownership of the island ensues, the real dangers of an adult world on the brink of war encroach on their paradise in the form of a mysterious pair of Russian spies hot on the tail of the enigmatic Jim Turner. As the sleepy British summer is turned on its head, the children must learn skills of survival, responsibility, and the all-important value of friendship.

  Starring Rafe Spall (Life of Pi, I Give it a Year), Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Spectre) Kelly Macdonald (Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Brave) Jessica Hynes (Twenty Twelve, Shaun of the Dead) and Harry Enfield (Harry Enfield and Chums), Swallows And Amazons is an exciting and heart-warming adventure released this summer on August 19th.

So let’s go back to how you can win holidays with Swallows and Amazons?!?!

*happy dancing*

Studiocanal is giving you the chance to win a Sawday’s Canopy & Stars glamping holiday at Offa’s Dyke Yurt in Shropshire, the heart of English countryside and a £1000 cash prize.

To enter, submit your favourite summer holiday picture using
on Twitter or Instagram and see your entry by clicking on the pic  

Visit England & The National Trust offers you the chance to win a stay at any one of their holiday cottages, up to the value of £500.

For a chance to win this great prize, simply fill out the form by clicking the following pic 

“Grab a chance and you won’t be sorry for what might have been” 

Arthur Ransome

Repeat after us “Swallows and Amazons for-ever!”

Good luck!


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