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QUIRKY GIFT GUIDE

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You know those suspicious people that say they enjoy giving more than receiving? They’ve got a secret. They’re the ones who give the presents that people weren’t expecting, the gifts that weren’t on the (yawn) wish list. Shopping for gifts, love it or hate it, is more fun when you take those challenging present people and buy them something they weren’t expecting. So let us put some enjoyment back into your shopping with our Quirky Gift Guide.

1. TURBOFLAME 2 LIGHTER

Our ancestors would spend hours trying to make fire only to have it blown out in the wake of a passing wooly mammoth, but nowadays we have the Turboflame 2 lighter. With the click of a button you get awesome double-power jets of high velocity blue flame that won’t go out in the wind. So, whether you’re lighting your stove, campfire or BBQ, the Turboflame will have you sorted in moments.

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2. KIKKERLAND LOG HEAD REST

There’s nothing tough about a pillow is there? Maybe not, but turn it into a log head rest and “grrrrr” we’re surviving! Take the rugged great outdoors with you and add some comfort to those journeys, with this log print pillow. WARNING: Sucking your thumb ruins the illusion.

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3. KIKKERLAND INVISIBLE PLAYING CARDS

Perfect for travelling, on the beach, or in the airport, these funky PVC playing cards are waterproof and fun. They come in a plastic carrying case so they stay protected and ready to trump those dull paper decks.

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4. NITE IZE BUGLIT LED

Fun and functional rarely go together, but the Buglit is a clever LED lighting solution that will fit to just about any needs. The ingenious design of this multi power LED enables the light to be clipped, wrapped, hung and gripped to virtually any surface leaving your hands free. A cool design and useful for all.

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5. WILD STOVES -WILD WOODGAS STOVE

Lightweight, clean burning, wood-powered cooking is the name of the game with this brilliant little stove. The trick comes when heated secondary air is introduced via inlets at the top to produce a very hot burn, powered by the wood that you pick up along your way. Anyone who likes to cook in the great outdoors will enjoy the pure simplicity and efficiency of this little stove. It’s powerful enough to cook proper food but lightweight and compact enough to be carried in a rucksack.

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6. BANANAGRAMS WORD GAME

The award winning Bananagrams is fast, fun and has lots of variations giving it great longevity. There’s no board or pencils required so it can go anywhere and liven up a dull moment. Its beautifully simple, players race against each other to make a crossword grid – an anagram game that may well drive you bananas!

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7. VANGO EYE LIGHT

A fantastic little gift, the Vango eye light has an LED light and its 40cm flexible tale will wrap around anything you choose to provide 360 degree light, leaving your hands free to do whatever you need.

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8. AQUAPAC SMALL WATERPROOF ELECTRONICS CASE

Lovers of the great outdoors want to be out enjoying their playground in all weathers come rain, snow or storm. This Aquapac small electronics case can be immersed in five metres of water for up to 30 minutes so you can take your gizmos with you and be confident that they’ll still be working after a wet day adventuring. Big enough for the larger smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy note, the Aquapac has a clear window so you can use touch screen devices and cameras without removing them from the case.

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Duncan Hyde

Duncan has been running on roads, trail and mountains for more than 15 years and is a self –confessed Strava addict. He’s competed anything from a 5km flat road race to mountain marathons. When his legs won’t run anymore he’s out on his bike or walking the hills of the Brecon beacons.