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From the unusual to the plain odd, these offerings will bring joy and mirth to all this December

When it comes to Christmas gifts there should be no such thing as ‘too quirky’. Whether it’s a stocking filler for that hard-to-please spouse or you’ve drawn the short straw in the office Secret Santa, daft gifts are a sure-fire way of eliciting a smile come December 25.

Alongside weird and wonderful gifts for kids and pets, Robert Dyas has an array of pleasantly peculiar presents for grown-ups this Yuletide.

“Christmas can be a stressful time,” said Robert Dyas’ Head Elf and Senior Christmas Gifts Buyer Jodie Harris. “That’s why we are helping Father Christmas pack his sack full of laughter-inducing gifts. From the unusual to the plain odd, these offerings will bring joy and mirth to all this December.”

The Robert Dyas Curious Christmas Collection

As well as colourful jumpers and Auntie Ethel snoring, nuts are a festive staple. But where’s that nut cracker when you need it? Fear not, for the Robot Nut Cracker (£12.99) is at hand. Simply insert the nut into the robot’s tummy, turn the key and, hey presto, the nut is cracked. You’d be nuts not to find this retro slice of practical futurism a winner.

Indulge your inner Will Ferrell this festive season with this nifty Elf Apron (£9.99).
Pop on this alluring one-size-fits-all garment and Christmas cheer will radiate from the kitchen. Just don’t serve candy with every meal.

How are you feeling today? Happy? Indifferent? Melancholy? Sad? One crossed word away from seriously losing it? Inform your colleagues of your current emotional state with the Daily Mood Flipchart (£7.99). Comes with visual smileys, sarcastic definitions, fascinating facts and sample sentences. Passive aggression has never been so much fun!

You always swore it wouldn’t happen to you. And then you told your offspring to stop singing at the dinner table because it wasn’t the place for a ‘pop concert’. Congratulations, you are now a practitioner of the ancient art of Dad Jokes and you sir, require the Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups: Bad Dad Jokes (£7.99).

Fact: Offices can be soul-destroying places. Fact: The Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups: Office Pranks & Jokes (£7.99) will raise office morale by an impressive 73 per cent*.

*This hasn’t been subject to the rigours of modern empirical research.

Life is too short for warm white wine. So when you’re gasping for a glass of adult’s little helper, but you haven’t got the time (or the inclination) to chill that bottle of Chablis, simply pour your beverage into this pre-frozen Everlasting Wine Glass (£8.99) and voila, instant ice-cold goodness.

Make every time of day Friday night with this Pop Up hand-bag-sized Prosecco Glass (£8.99). Easy to erect - and collapse - it’s perfect for those moments that require a little bit of fizz.

It’s always beer o’clock with this ingenious Pop Up Pint Opener (£5.99). Be the envy of your beer buddies and become your own portable pub with this easily pocket-sized collapsible pint glass. Comes with handy bottle opener too.

No room in the fridge to cool your beer, because of all that leftover turkey? Do not fret. The Beer Freezer Pint Glass (£7.99) ensures that a refreshing pint of your favourite tipple is always at hand. No small beer!

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Elf Apron:
Daily Mood Flipchart:
Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups: Bad Dad Jokes:
Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups: Office Pranks & Jokes:
Everlasting Wine Glass:
Pop Up hand-bag-sized Prosecco Glass:
Pop Up Pint Opener:
Beer Freezer Pint Glass:
Beer Freezer Pint Glass:


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About Robert Dyas:

Robert Dyas, a man of notable character and remarkable determination, founded the company in 1872. He had a vision to provide customers with the best products, service and advice possible – a tradition that continues to be the focus of the company to this day. In 2012, successful businessman and star of BBC TV’s Dragons Den, Theo Paphitis, bought the company.

Theo Paphitis is one of the UK’s most high-profile businessmen with an empire spanning retail, property and finance. Theo, through his staff at the Theo Paphitis Retail Group (TPRG), has continued the Robert Dyas tradition of excellent customer service.

Robert Dyas offers an extensive range of household products. The range includes smart home technology, DIY solutions, small and domestic appliances, homeware, bakeware and kitchenware, outdoor and garden, utility, gifts, textiles plus Christmas trees and gifts.

The company has 94 stores, ranging from 1,250 to 9,000 square feet (116 to 836 square meters) and operates online and in the South of England. The most western store is in Yeovil, the most eastern store in Colchester, the most northern store in Solihull and the store furthest south is in Eastbourne. The company’s head office is now based in Wimbledon.

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