The Alternative Christmas Recipients List by The Present Finder of Sherborne Tuesday 7 August 2007 PDF Print Chestnuts are roasting, the air is heavy with the mixed smell of pine needles and Aunty Gladys’ lavender perfume and the dog has been sick because he has eaten two mince pies, the wheel from a toy car and several rounds of sausages wrapped in bacon. Aaaaah – Christmas. This year, The Present Finder of Sherborne (www.thepresentfinder.co.uk) is proud to unveil an alternative Christmas list with something for everyone to enjoy: -For the Hypochondriac The portable Physicool Emergency Ice Bandage – perfect for that bump or bruise after falling off your Christmas bike. £8.95 For the Party Giver Who has Forgotten The Names of Her Guests at the Christmas Supper Party Chalk Board Napkin Rings and chalk – easy to write on the names of who is coming and even easier to surreptitiously check if you feel yourself forgetting anybody’s name after the third glass of Pinot Grigio. £9.95 for a box of 6 -For the Stocking of the Troublesome Teenager A pair of Pants Tongs and Toxic Waste Laundry Bag. The tongs are for picking up the toxic waste (underwear springs to mind) and the bag is for transporting said toxicity to the washing machine. Okay, so the teenager himself might not use the present but you’ll certainly appreciate it £19.95 -For the Anti-Gym Aficionado Help them burn off their Christmas pudding with the Flingo – this addictive game which has no rules but which entails the keeping in the air of a small ball by way of bibs worn over the neck will help the exercise-wary to enjoy a bit of a glow £9.95 -For the Modern-Day 80s Throwback This book needs no introduction if your name is Arabella or Bertie and your idea of the season is Glasto followed by Cowes followed by lunching at Fifteen in Cornwall. Cooler, Faster, More Expensive: The Return of the Sloane Ranger £18.99 -For the Armchair Rugby Fan The fantastic Pressure Kick Rugby Game played with your fingers will help to ensure that England always raise the trophy. Brought to you as an official World Cup item, this game will while away the hours between glasses of champagne £29.95 -For the (Water) Closet Literature Expert The Loo Read. Ingenious, beautifully made, practical and the perfect excuse to disappear after lunch when the washing-up needs doing…..This oak-framed support for a newspaper or magazine will ensure peace and quiet in the smallest room £64.95 -For the Cat-Hating Garden Lover The Water Blaster Pest Controller is a miracle product that shoots out jets of water when its motion sensor is activated. Perfect for keeping small animals off the geraniums, it will also surprise any frisky guests after dark at the New Year’s Eve Party £29.95 -For the Foodie Snob A Truffle Tree. The perfect present for someone who has grown bored with hand dried tomatoes from Outer Mongolia. This impregnated oak seedling comes with its roots inoculated with the highly prized summer truffle. This is the gift that keeps on giving as it can take four years for the truffle to grow but it will be worth it won’t it? The little tree will look beautiful in the garden anyway £34.95 -For the Up-to-the-Minute Dance Music Fan The Elvis Speaking Clock will drive everyone round the twist this Christmas as it gives you a musical interlude, a King catchphrase and the time on the hour (during daylight). What better way to show that you are “down with the kids” than by giving them this modern, funky and highly contemporary clock? £24.95 -For the Wine Emergency A brightly coloured wine box to give to the person who panics when the wine cellar is further than 100m away, this ‘In an Emergency’ gift box for one bottle will surely sooth the worry away. £6.95 -For the Strong but Silent Type Why bother speaking your message, when with the Message Mate, you can just type it? This ingenious fan allows users to tap a message into it so that when the blades start whizzing, the “I love my fluffy bunny” words magically appear. Good for church and the opera and other times when you need to be quiet but just have to tell the person next to you that they are standing on your foot £8 -For the Inveterate List Maker The beautifully green and lush Present Book allows those organised types never to repeat a present and also to be able to spot immediately when someone gives them something they also received in 1974. Extra inserts are available for those hoping for lots and lots and lots this year £19.95 -For the Nature Lover How satisfying is this? The Gotcha Fly Swat will show the flies who wears the trousers (or in this case, the flip-flop) as it shouts GOTCHA when you swipe it through the air and slam it down on the counter. Not suitable for vegans £4.95 -For the Photography Student Not content with now having thousands of photos available on the computer, sharing them with your friends via Facebook and carrying them around with you on your phone, let us revert to the Victorian age when things were more genteel. These innovative Cut-Out Photographs take us back to a bygone era of frills and grand pianos and will really make a lasting memento of your trip to Bognor. Any photograph can be turned into a cut-out Prices from £35 -For the Leather Fanatic These stunning Leather Animals are great as foot-stools, decoration, small tables for small items, door stops and paper weights. But you can do what you like with them really as they are beautifully hand-made in England in a variety of animal forms and really will look stunning under the Christmas tree. An old fashioned, high quality and lasting present. Prices from £125 -For the Country Kitchen Yearner So, you live in Islington but you can still make your kitchen look like the ones in Country Life with the addition of this Wire Heart Photo Holder. The large wire frame is a noteboard, a card holder, a parking ticket storer – anything that you need to hand in the kitchen will look great. £19.95 -For the Less than Fragrant, Learning to Spell, Niece Soap is never a good gift. But when it helps small people to learn to spell their names, then that is a totally different story. These Alphabet Soaps in pink and blue with inset stars and hearts not only smell lovely but they are seriously large and beautifully cast into perfect letters. Shock the grandparents after Christmas lunch by giving a combination that could spell something risqué or just play it safe and give initials. £5.95 each (and they do come in a lovely box) -For the Less than Fragrant Soap is an excellent stocking present so this Christmas give this almost edible vanilla and poppyseed creamy Alphabet Soap. This would look fantastic in any bathroom, smells delicious and is hand-milled in England. £5.95 each -For the Country House Owner who Always Has House Guests Stop visitors putting their suitcases on the antique lace bed spreads with this English made oak suitcase rack. This folds away when not in use but is perfect for when everyone is using your house as a hotel £89.95 -For the Budding Damien Hirst Allow the children free rein with their imagination this year with this Clippykit Photo Frame. All manner of delightful designs will surely ensue and if you are very lucky, you could put the resulting frame on eBay and announce that your two year old already has an exhibition in the Tate and is being touted as the next fusion Banksy / Hirst £10.50 The Present Finder of Sherborne is an emporium of unusual and upmarket gifts for men, women and children. The shop is based in Dorset and all products can also be bought online – www.presentfinder.co.uk Order line: 0870 442 0280 The Present Finder of Sherborne, Unit 1, South Western Business Park, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3PS www.presentfinder.co.uk - 01935 815195 For further press information, to request product loans or high resolution photographs please contact Sarah Wolf, diablo PR, The Old Silk Mill, 27 Coombe Lane, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 5XA T: 01749 343001, M: 07815 988303, E: email@example.com -ENDS- This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Diablo PR in the following categories: Children & Teenagers, Men's Interest, Home & Garden, Women's Interest & Beauty, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.