Thursday, 20 April 2017

My Favourite Quote: Gillian Adams,

“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.”
- Kurt Vonnegut

"I found this quote last year after I was made redundant from a stressful job. I'd started my career as a graphic designer, and though I'd moved into other areas, art was never far from my thoughts. Over the years I've used it to relax and escape work pressures, and this quote perfectly summed up what it has done for me. It also helps me to push through any blocks I have when designing now. Whether I develop an idea or put it aside, it's an evolution that makes me stronger."

Gillian Adams is a colouring book artist who wants to inspire people to colour for relaxation and its therapeutic benefits. You can find her work at

Wednesday, 19 April 2017


Easter is my favourite time of the year: a four day break, and usually pretty reasonable weather that's great for a mini-break or spending time at home in the garden. This year we stayed at home for Easter, and made the most of catching up on lots of jobs around the house that we never get round to on weekends.

We hope you've had a great Easter weekend too. If it's been a busy one, then maybe a bit of quiet time doing a spot of online shopping with a hot drink is just what's called for.

If you've got a few more birthday, wedding, anniversary, housewarming, and thank you gifts to buy this year we hope you can take advantage of these great ideas at great prices in our store-wide sale.

So go on, make a list and let us help you tick some things off your gift list today...


store-wide until midnight 30 April 2017. 

This is a VIP sale offer, only available to those 'in the know'. To redeem your discount, enter coupon code STOCKTAKE in the 'Discount Code' field when you place your order. Please note that this offer can't be used in conjunction with any other offers.

PS: You can forward this email onto family and friends so they can enjoy this discount too.

Best Wishes,
Courtney and the Mr Gift Team

Gadget Gifts on sale

Essential 15 piece Tool Set
Gentlemen's Hardware Bicycle Repair Kit
Precision 8 in 1 Screwdriver
Call Key Key Ring with LED torch
Burgon and Ball Folding Pruning Saw
Tweet Cone Bird Feeder
Burgon and Ball Gardening Gloves
The Little Veggie Patch Co Guide to Backyard Farming
Fred Have an Ice Day Ice Tray
Ceramic Measuring Jug
Man Law Meat Gauge with Glow in the Dark Dial
Weights and Measures Mug
The Game Slip Leather Wallet
Troika Card Saver card wallet
Fishing Reel Cufflinks
Wurkin Stiffs RFID Passport Wallet
Suck UK Floating Light

DIY Wall Clock
Kobo Seeds Candle Siam Poppy
Troika Fresh Breeze Paperclip Holder
e+m Wooden Maximo Pencil
Made By Humans Eco Stapler
Work Hard Play Hard Cufflinks
Cognac Gift Set

Corona glasses, pair
Brushtech Stemware Brush
Alife Design Washing Pouch
Guitar Multitool
Kreafunk aMove Speaker
Alife Design Travel Pouch

Monday, 17 April 2017

GIFT OF THE WEEK: The Game Cricket Wallet in red AND now black $129

The Cherry Cricket Wallet has always been a firm favourite, but it now comes in black as well - perfect for the conservative man or those who just think black is best. 

The 'new kids on the block': The Game Cricket Wallet in black

and the old favourite...The Game Cricket Wallet in cherry

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Thai spiced pumpkin soup

Autumn means pumpkin time! If you have a large pumpkin that you want to use up, this recipe's a delicious twist on the classic pumpkin soup. 

Serves 6

  • 1.5kg chopped pumpkin
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cerlery stick, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup light coconut milk 

1. In a large pan, heat the oil and fry the spices over a low heat for 2 mins. 
2. Add the vegetables (pumpkin, onion and celery) and stir-fry for a couple of minutes to coat in the spices. 
3. Add stock and bring to the boil. Cover, then simmer until the pumpkin is tender. 
4. After the soup has cooled slightly, puree until smooth. 
5. Return the smooth soup to the pan and stir through coconut milk. Season with salt and pepper. 
6. Serve with fresh finely chopped coriander and crusty bread, or cornbread. 

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Monday, 10 April 2017

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

My Favourite Quote: Sam Williamson, Betta Fish Tank Bank

"My work is always stronger when I get very selfish about it" 
- David Bowie

"I've always been a fan of Bowie, and respected his work ethos enormously. He only ever worked for himself, in the way that he wanted to. This is something that I've tried to replicate in my own life."

Sam Williamson is the founder of Betta Fish Tank Bank, the home of the coolest and most unusual fish tank ornaments that the web has to offer: