We humbly present our top five stocking-filler tips.
1. A Tangerine, at the bottom. This is almost de rigueur. Dancy Tangerines (that’s what they are, you know) have their peak season in December, and are the easiest peeling of the miniature Mandarin orange, so great for little fingers. Plus, you can tell yourself it somehow offsets the sweets and chocolate that will undoubtedly form part of the rest of the day.
2. Chocolate Coins. For some reason these are endlessly fascinating to small children. They’re chocolate… and they’re money! Money you can eat. Plus, it’s Christmas and any attempt to ration chocolate is a bit Scrooge-esque.
3. A Torch. Face it, your children are going to wake up at about five in the morning, so you might as well provide them with a torch. But don’t forget the batteries, or they’ll be crawling into your bed by half-past five. (They’ll probably do that anyway, but we think the torch might work for some lucky parents.)
4. A Dressing Gown. Okay, this doesn’t have to be in the sleeping bag, in fact it doesn’t even have to be a present, but leave one out the night before. And a warm pair of socks.
5. A Jigsaw (the toy not the power-tool). So after you’ve reviewed all the presents you can say “Why don’t you go and do your jigsaw?” and go back to sleep guilt-free.
We love Christmas, although we could do without the uncertainty regarding the Royal Mail.
We’re well prepared though, and will be sending out our parcels Courier Delivery at no extra cost to yourselves until the problems are resolved. (International orders are not affected in any way.) You do have to sign for the parcel, but it will come the next day.
We’re going to run our 15% discount once again for our loyal customers, but you have to click one of the links in this email to get it to work. (Sorry, not on costumes. They cost too much to make.) The magic of the internet will ensure the discount is applied.