By Ian Dipple Friday 01 November 2013 Updated: 01/11 07:22
CHRISTMAS is just weeks away but do not panic as a helping hand is on offer from the Festive Gift Fair at Birmingham’s NEC and the Redditch Standard.
There is more to see, touch, taste and buy at this year’s event which runs from November 21 to 24.
From the moment you arrive, you’ll get into the Christmas spirit, and be caught up in the excitement of browsing more than 325 stalls hunting for those perfect gifts.
And when your bags are full, you can drop them off at the Present Crèche and continue to shop, stop for a bite to eat and enjoy some great Christmas music by bands and choirs.
Just some of the gifts on offer include Perfect Tipple’s unique sparkling wine infused with 23 carat gold flakes guaranteed to be a talking point at any party.
Or what about a gourmet gift of a delicious blend of mature blue cheese pressed into a special collector’s edition ‘Cornish Ware’ ceramic pot by The Cornish Cheese Co.
If you are shopping for your mum, wife, sister, aunt or girlfriend then Sally from Sally’s Jewellery is an expert in sourcing awesome vintage fashion accessories and jewellery. Or you could glam up this Christmas using the one and only celebrity mirror - a beautiful compact make-up mirror with LED lights by Baby Doll Bling.
For the man in your life why not visit the stand of Pieroth Wines and book him on an educating wine tasting experience or for the green-fingered ratchet pruners which perform the cutting action in stages means more pressure and less effort courtesy of Jardin De France.
Then to ensure there’s smiles from the kids on the big day why not visit the Arkay Sales stand and pick up the new fun Gyro car that twists and turns in a most unusual way. Or there’s an irresistible range of cuddly soft toys, hand puppets and animal ear muffs by Jomanda, as well as the chance to have your little one embark on their own adventure with a personalised CD by On The Big Red Bus.
All this and more is on offer at the Festive Gift Fair and the Standard has ten pairs of tickets to give away.
To be in with a chance of winning one of the pairs of tickets on offer answer the following question: In the song the 12 Days of Christmas how many maids are milking?
Send your answer along with your name, address and daytime contact number by email to email@example.com or to Festive Gift Fair Competition, Redditch Standard, Webb House, Church Green East, Redditch, B98 8BP. Deadline for entries is 5pm on Friday, November 8.
Those not lucky enough to win can book tickets costing from £8.50 for adults by visiting www.theticketfactory.com or call 0844 581 0808/0809.
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