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How The International Elf Service is taking families back to the traditional this Christmas

Inspired by the mind of JR Tolkein and his Letters from Father Christmas, Emily Beckloff began penning her own letters of correspondence with Saint Nick in 2009 as a means of adding a little extra festive magic for her own family under the name the International Elf Service. By 2014, Beckloff …

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Hamleys to open new shop within Liverpool ONE shopping destination

The iconic toy retailer Hamleys is landing in Liverpool this month, setting up shop within Liverpool ONE in time for the Q4 Christmas shopping surge. The news was first reported this morning by The Liverpool Echo. Last month, the 260 year old toy retailer insisted it was pushing forward with …

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Playmobil starts its countdown to Christmas with latest Advent Calendar line-up

Playmobil is starting the countdown to Christmas early with the unveiling of this year’s collection of Playmobil Advent Calendars, featuring figures, animals, vehicles, and accessories behind every door. The toymaker is marking the season with the launch of four new calendars this year, including the Christmas Toy Store, the Playmobil …

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Independent Toy Awards winner International Elf Service unveils 2020 collection

The UK independent and recent winner of a Gold Award at the Independent Toy Awards, the International Elf Service, has unveiled its seventh edition 2020 collection of personalised Christmas Elf letter bundles. Last week, the firm was awarded the Gold Award in this year’s Toy Shop UK Independent Toy Awards …

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Gibsons launches new puzzle advent calendar and ‘its bigger and better than ever’

Fueled by the success of its first jigsaw puzzle Christmas Calendar, a launch that won a Gift of the Year in 2019, Gibsons has unveiled a new jigsaw puzzle advent calendar, billed as bigger and better than ever before. Unlike the previous Gibsons advent calendars that first launched in 2018, …

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Argos ends an era as it ceases to print its catalogue after almost 50 years

Argos has confirmed its intentions to end an era and stop printing its catalogue after almost 50 years of producing the now iconic ‘buying bible’. The move has been made in alignment with the changes habits of consumers today and a lean towards online shopping. The retailer has stated that …

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MadeForMums has launched its search for the top Christmas toys for 2020

The UK product review platform MadeForMums has opened entries for its search for the top Christmas toys for 2020. Winners of the awards be receive the MadeForMums Toy Xmas Toy 2020 accolade. Those worthy of the accolade will be featured, with a click-to-buy link, as Christmas must-buys on the platform’s …

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