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Year after year we find ourselves buying Christmas gifts for family and friends that more often than not sit gathering dust. Why not break with tradition this Christmas and invest in a practical gift that your loved ones want and need. The latest innovations from Black & Decker® provide a lifetime of use and make DIY and cleaning simpler and easier.

The extensive range of Black & Decker® products offer something for everyone, so whether buying for your sister who is renovating her new flat; your uncle who fancies himself as a bit of a carpenter; or your Dad who simply loves the latest technology in tools and appliances, take your pick from these great Black & Decker® gift ideas:

• The 10.8v Dustbuster® Flexi™ Vac (£69.99) is ideal for targeting those nooks and crannies that are normally overlooked when vacuuming. The Flexi™ Vac has all the benefits associated with a standard hand vac, such as convenience and a compact design, but the addition of the integrated hose provides the freedom to tackle those hard to reach areas.

• Also available in a car version, the Dustbuster® Flexi™ Auto Vac (£49.99) plugs directly into the cigarette lighter, allowing you to clean all areas of the car. The ultra compact design makes the job of cleaning your car much less awkward, as no energy is wasted trying to manoeuvre a bulky object into tight spaces.

• The new 14.4v Autoselect® Lithium Ion Hammer Drill (£99.99) is the ideal gift. The latest in power tool innovation, this high performance drill removes the guess work from DIY. Simply turn the image-led dial to select the most appropriate application and it will automatically adjust to the optimal power and speed. The drill is also equipped with a Lithium Ion battery that retains charge for up to 18 months and is therefore ready to use whenever you need it.

• Sanding is one of the most popular DIY tasks and the Compact Mouse® Sander (£44.99) from Black & Decker® is the ideal tool for the job. This versatile sander can also be used for rust removal, glass cleaning and polishing metal and the ergonomic design provides added comfort throughout use. The compact design gets the DIYer closer to the surface for greater control and the effective dust filtration system ensures a cleaner working area.

• The new Easy Access Lithium® Screwdriver (£29.99) is perfect for awkward, hard to reach areas, as it comes in a compact format enabling you to drive the screw in perfectly flush and straight even in tighter places. The screwdriver also boasts a lithium ion battery which makes it lightweight and ensures that the tool stays charged and ready to use for up to 18 months, making it a leading performer in the market.

• The perfect companion for all of these DIY tasks is the Black & Decker® Workmate® Deluxe Workbench (£99.99), the classic workshop accessory. The Workmate can be used as a vice for cutting and painting, a sawhorse or bench tool stand. It has an exclusive, advanced one-handed clamp system and the front jaw swings up for vertical clamping, increasing flexibility to clamp odd-shaped objects.

With so many innovative products to choose from, treat your family and friends this Christmas to a Black & Decker® gift that they can appreciate for many years to come.

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Notes to editors:
This year Black & Decker® celebrates its 100 year anniversary. Over the past century Black & Decker® has become a household name, famous for high quality and innovative products whilst striving to simplify the world of DIY.
To find out more about Black & Decker’s® 100 year anniversary please visit:

BLACK & DECKER® is a registered trademark of the Black & Decker Corporation

Price Information:
1. Dustbuster® Flexi™ Vac - PD1080 (10.8V) - RRP £69.99, available from Currys
2. Dustbuster® Flexi™ Auto Vac PAD1200 (12V) - RRP £49.99, available from Argos
3. 14.4v Autoselect Lithium Ion Hammer Drill ASL148K – RRP £99.99, available from Argos
4. Compact Mouse® KA1000 – RRP £44.99, available from B&Q and Homebase
5. Easy Access Lithium® Screwdriver KC460LN - RRP £29.99, available from B&Q and Argos
6. Workmate® Deluxe Workbench WM825 – RRP £99.99, available from B&Q and Focus

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