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It Takes Two To Make Christmas Go Right…

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50% off in the Black Friday sales, giant Cyber Monday discounts and 2 for 1 offers in various shops… Christmas today is as much about good will and merriment as it is doubling up and making our money go further in the month of December. And that’s not where the association with the number two ends – there’s turkey and stuffing, pigs and blankets and let’s not forget two turtle doves, eh? Christmas is certainly not an event we want to do solo and never by halves. Make sure you go full steam ahead into everyone’s favourite festive event of the year…

Double Up Your Layers
It’s likely that you’ll get cold over the next month or so. With Christmas markets popping up everywhere from Budapest to Birmingham, more time spent outside is more time to feel the Christmas thrill but also the Christmas chill. Whether you’re having a mulled wine in the open air or trying to keep steady on a pair of ice skates, a few extra layers of winter woollies are vital to keep you feeling merry this winter. Why not grab yourself a pair of knitted mittens with a fur trim to avoid frosty fingers ruining the day? Don’t stress over footing a huge bill however – with cosy fur boots in short, medium or tall, we’ve got plenty up our sleeve to keep you snug without your bank balance suddenly halving in size.

Chic, classically styled and oh-so-cosy, these faux fur-lined boots will be just about perfect for the chilly months ahead...

Chic, classically styled and oh-so-cosy, these faux fur-lined boots will be just about perfect for the chilly months ahead…

Cosy Up…
We’ve all been there over the Christmas period (and sometimes after a Saturday night stint at the local curry house) – you dress in your best, indulge in a feast to put all others to shame, and end up uncomfortably bulging over your new skinny jeans. Why not go cosy from the very start and swap that stiff denim for a pair of stretchy jeggings that are as comfortable as they are stylish (not to mention capable of moving with your expanding sides)? We can’t think of many better excuses to double the indulgence this yuletide. Once the dining has been done, Wowcher’s handy dish drainers are here to ensure it is cutlery rather than your finances that are out to dry.

Just the Two of Us
Christmas is always better with double the numbers. So whether you’re a party of two or responsible for toddlers, babies and grandparents spilling out over the doorstep, make them feel loved – even if they already have what they need. For the person that has everything, why not double up on photo merchandise and get them a pair of mugs that’ll be there to support their caffeine consumption throughout all the seasons of the year? With Carolina Herrera 212 fragrances for men and women on Wowcher this winter, make couples and family members feel doubly as loved with a fragrance they’ll love almost as much as they’ll love the giver of the gift.

A perfect stocking filler for Christmas, Carolina Herrera 212 EDT for women or men was created by the Venezuelan-born fashion designer to represent the style and attitude of men and women in New York City.

A perfect stocking filler for Christmas, Carolina Herrera 212 EDT for women or men was created by the Venezuelan-born fashion designer to represent the style and attitude of men and women in New York City.

So there we have it – doubling up is far more fun than going solo (and if it’s fun you’re after, a certain body stocking and bullet set are sure to provide hours of entertainment, if you catch our drift). Why not multiply your Christmas enjoyment without doubling the spend?

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Wowcher Presents…Presents!

It’s true, Christmas is coming, the geese are indeed getting fat and we hope you’ve found the time to put a penny in the old man’s hat. Nursery rhymes aside, it’s time to start thinking about the titanic task of buying all the necessary gifts for your nearest and dearest. Whilst some nice perfume might suffice for mum, a new watch for dad and a large bottle of whisky for your ‘fun’ uncle, it’s the kids who are hard to buy for. Playground trends move too fast that it can be difficult to know what’s good to buy for the little ‘uns without appearing behind the times or out of touch. Never fear mums and dads of the UK, you can put the Tamagotchi, Space Hopper and other out-of-date kids toys down right now, because Wowcher is here to present you with some great Christmas gifts for kids… Read more

The Wowcher Guide To Superstardom!


Here at Wowcher, we know you’re a star, but how exactly do you let the rest of the world know it? Well it’s easier than you think. So forget the years of hard work, humiliating auditions and crippling performing arts training and just take the fast track to success with our handy five-step guide! As late-90s muses S-Club 7 once said, you’ve got to reach for the stars…

Look the part
A good way to make yourself feel like a star is to take some magical inspiration and wear it on your sleeve wherever you go. Or in this case, around your neck – so how about a gorgeous fairy necklace made with none other than Swarovski elements (we prefer them so much more than boring regular elements). Studded with emerald-coloured jewels and either rhodium, gold or rose gold plating, this Disney meets Dior bit of bling is sure to be the missing statement piece to your soon-to-be A-lister wardrobe.

Whether you opt for a rhodium, gold or rose gold-plated fairy, you’ll find her encrusted with emerald-coloured crystals and holding a star pendant.

Whether you opt for a rhodium, gold or rose gold-plated fairy, you’ll find her encrusted with emerald-coloured crystals and holding a star pendant.

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Wowcher’s Guide To Back To University Essentials


Whether it’s your first year of university or you’re returning for another year of spaghetti hoop breakfasts and Fruit Loop dinners, we’ve got everything you need to be the ultimate student. Here is the Wowcher guide to everything UNI-d:  Read more

Cosy Deals, Fit For Autumn, On Long Nights In You’ll Wish You’d Bought ‘em…

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“All the leaves are brown and the sky is greyyyyy” so sang The Mamas and the Papas in reference to the coming of autumn. But whilst many fear the onslaught of those grey skies, shorter days and Simon Cowell and Cheryl does-anyone-even-know-what-her-surname-is-anymore’s inescapable TV presence, here at Wowcher we’re embracing the turn of the season. “Why?” We hear you cry, well how about these reasons to name but a few…

Cosy nights in
Sure we all love a night out on the tiles, but several stiletto accidents, pounding headaches and extortionate receipts later and we’re firmly coming round to the benefits of a night on the sofa. With homemade popcorn in hand, a hefty selection of Ryan Gosling films and a cosy duvet clad in brand new striped bedding you’ll forget why you ever saw the benefits of leaving the house to down Tequila shots and whip out your questionable dance moves.

Perfect for a night in with the girls or that special someone, the 2-Litre Fusion hot air popcorn maker brings you unbeatable flavour with minimum prep time.

Perfect for a night in with the girls or that special someone, the 2-Litre Fusion hot air popcorn maker brings you unbeatable flavour with minimum prep time.

Pampering
Whilst it might not give you the recommended daily dose of Vitamin D, a spot of pampering sure does wonders for those autumnal blues. So get rid of your other half and invite the girls round for a night of gossiping and glamour Wowcher style. Keep it simple and don face masks whilst quaffing budget bubble, or amp up the glam factor with a seriously stylish straightening session courtesy of the Amika pro-style tourmaline straighteners and heatproof styler mat and travel case. Just remember no self-respecting girl’s night in takes place without a strict onesie dress code being enforced…

As beautiful as autumn time can be, blustery winds and heavy showers can cause chaos with your hair. Set things straight with these Amika pro-style tourmaline straighteners.

As beautiful as autumn time can be, blustery winds and heavy showers can cause chaos with your hair. Set things straight with these Amika pro-style tourmaline straighteners.

Dressing like an Eskimo
Whilst Kim Kardashian and co may enjoy the stifling constraints of glamorous clothing and killer heels we’re far fonder of elasticated waists, fleece and pretty much anything that looks like it came straight from your grandma’s wardrobe. And whilst turning up to work in cosy duck down slippers and fleece-lined leggings may result in a meeting with HR, just remember that behind closed doors you’re the queen of your own sartorial destiny!

Prowl like a tiger, hop like a kangaroo or even look classic in Jurassic as a dinosaur in these soft and comfortable fleece onesies!

Prowl like a tiger, hop like a kangaroo or even look classic in Jurassic as a dinosaur in these soft and comfortable fleece onesies!

And if all else fails…
Just close your eyes, crank up the stylish flame-effect fireplace and reassure yourself with the fact that there’s only around 180 days to go until spring will have sprung!

Please note – all deals featured may not be live. But with loads of cosy autumnal deals always being added to the site, make sure you stay with Wowcher.co.uk!

The Wowcher Guide To: Looking After Your Pets!


There’s no doubt about it, we’re a nation of animal lovers. On these shores, if you aren’t armed with a hilarious video or snap of a dog or cat to share with your pals at all times, then frankly, it’s a wonder you have any friends at all. Around nine million UK households are home to dogs, while cats inhabit a not unimpressive eight million. In short, us Brits are suckers for four-legged critters. But how can we be sure we’re always giving our furry friends the best they deserve? Luckily, we’re on hand to offer you our guide to keeping your feisty felines and pawesome pooches happy. It’s the dogs… well, you know.

Keep them active
Before you object, teasing your pet with the sock you’ve just peeled off after a day at work does not count as adequate exercise. If you really want to put your animals through their paces, look no further. For dogs, you could always invest in a hands-free dog lead – great if you and your pooch hanker for some serious exercise. Or for cats, (brace yourselves here) you could get an activity playhouse! With your choice of three fun designs for pussykins to roam in (a car, plane or tank), you’ll have as much fun watching as your cat will have playing. Probably more, actually. Cats are ungrateful like that.

Valid in a choice of blue, pink, red and yellow, this hands-free dog lead makes taking your pooch for his walkies a whole lot easier

Valid in a choice of blue, pink, red and yellow, this hands-free dog lead makes taking your pooch for his walkies a whole lot easier!

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The Wowcher Guide To An Awesome Autumn


It’s that time of year again – the days are getting shorter, leg-shaving is becoming far less frequent and your freezer is storing fewer ice lollies and double the number of TV dinners. That’s right; autumn is slowly creeping up on us. It would be easy to sink into a deep and carb-filled depression but with Wowcher-style positivity on your side, we can think of plenty of reasons to rejoice over the colder months. Here’s just a few… Read more

The Wowcher Guide To Back To School Supplies!

A new curriculum, a new term, new classmates and even new teachers, but the same sense of nervous excitement as the annual rituals that herald the arrival of the new school year begin again. The peaceful days of summer give way to autumnal rigours of learning and participating in a whole host of activities. It can be a nerve-wracking time for kids but it should always be an exciting one, and to get the most out of a new school year you need to be prepared! So tuck your shirt in, spit out your gum, accept that break-time is over and let Wowcher help you through the new school term preparation with our handy guide to the must-have items.

Accessories
Having the right accessories is one way of feeling ready for the challenge of the new school term. A great place to start is with your bag, so why not get kitted out with a bag adorned with the über-trendy One Direction? Beyond the rucksack, a great way to stand out from the crowd is to have a fully personalised pencil case. This is a sure-fire way to guarantee that you’ll avoid the awkwardness of having the same pencil case as one of your peers (if memory serves us correctly, this is a major faux-pas). Finally, when it comes to the daily social experiment known as the lunch hall, you’ll do well to carry your sandwiches in style. Be seen with the coolest designs around with a selection of Disney character branded lunch boxes from Wowcher.

As the new school term approaches, you can give your kids a Disney treat to remember every lunchtime with these lovely lunchboxes!

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Wowcher’s Guide To Brilliant BBQ-ing!

Ah, summer. The season of sun-kissed skin, briefly requited love and infinite barbecues. But much like falling in love, only downright fools rush into hosting barbecues. However simple the idea of ‘mixing meat with fire’ may seem, an impromptu barbecue could end in disaster. Picture a singed lawn, food-poisoned friends, children choking on charred hot dogs and flustered neighbours flapping wet towels over the ashen remains of their fence. To prevent such catastrophic scenes from spoiling your summer, we’ve compiled a guide to hosting a seamless barbecue that’s sizzling for all the right reasons.

With six handy pockets for storing utensils, salt, pepper and more, the 7-piece BBQ tool and apron set ensures you’re fully prepared with all right equipment at the ready

With six handy pockets for storing utensils, salt, pepper and more, the 7-piece BBQ tool and apron set ensures you’re fully prepared with all the right equipment at the ready

Equipment
There’s nothing worse than turning up at a barbecue and waiting hours for the host to get their, er, kit together, so ensure you’re fully prepared with all the right equipment at the ready. This seven-piece BBQ tool and apron set features six handy pockets for storing utensils, salt, pepper and more. Fasten the apron around your waist, so when that first burger reaches sizzling point, you can whip out the spatula from your groin and flamboyantly flip it to your first carnivorous guest. Better yet, the lockable wheels on this charcoal barbecue will ensure no burger or sausage can escape the spindly clutches of your utensils or the doughy arms of your buns.  Read more

School’s Out For Summer

School is almost out for summer, and you know what that means…six weeks of the kids milling about the house. It’ll be fine, right? Who are we kidding, it’s going to be six weeks of MUM I’M BORED, I’M BORED MUM, MUM I’M BORED. But there’s no reason to panic – not yet anyway – as Wowcher’s here to ensure you’ve got everything you need to see your summer holiday’s go smoother than a Barry White CD coated with Sunpat peanut butter…

We’re fully aware how difficult it can be finding ways to keep the kids entertained, after all there’s only so many times you can disguise mundane housekeeping tasks as super fun amazing games before they’ll inevitably catch on. Fortunately, you’re in luck as the chocolate picture maker is a fun way for the kids to make their very own chocolate creations. And, it can be eaten afterwards! If you fancy doing your own version of the Great British Bake Off in the comfort of your own home, why not try this 100-piece decorating kit? It sure makes for a great excuse to have a load of cake and cookies in the house…

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