Gift Ideas for Christmas 2008 (especially for the people of Melton Mowbray)
15th November 2008
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This year, why not be extra clever with your Christmas shopping and give consider a more unusual present for some your friends? Here are some ideas below:

A River Nene Organic Food Box
I'm already a great fan of the organic veg boxes from River Nene. Have you got a member of your family or a friend who you can think of who would like one? There is a huge range of choices from a Mini Box at just £8.35 (suitable for one person for a week) to a Large Box at £15.95 (suitable for 4+ people for a week). You can either just give the one box, or even better - arrange to give them one every week or every month during the year what a great present, which lasts for the whole year! Delivery is included. What a great healthy present.

So this year, if you're looking to give something a bit more interesting than socks, ring James and Ruth at River Nene and tell them who you'd like to send a veg box to either for delivery in the New Year, or if you re quick enough, for Christmas! They will organise the rest.

Just call them on 01664 823454 or visit their website for more information,

You can choose whichever box you'd like to give, top up with any extras you want to add (fruit, milk, juice, chocolate, wine and more) and River Nene will deliver free to their door. You'll even be sent a gift card to personalise with your own Christmas message. Even if your friend doesn t live near you, one of their sister farms around the UK will probably be local to them.

A weekend break at Stapleford Park Hotel
Stapleford Park Country House Hotel and Sporting Estate, provides standards of hospitality & elegance found in only a few hotels & resorts around the world. Who do you know in your life, who deserves such a treat? No costly fights or long journeys needed, because the hotel is right on your doorstep.
They are currently offering a Winter Special. Open log fires and sumptuous sofas at Stapleford Park create the perfect hide away from the cold as Autumn approaches and Winter draws in. Luxurious accommodation in one of their 55 individually designed bedrooms including Full English breakfast, unlimited use of the leisure facilities including 22 metre indoor pool, sauna and steam room, Jacuzzi, gym and tennis courts. Rooms starting from £199 based on two people sharing. Price includes Stapleford Breakfast and VAT. (Subject to availability).

A Dickinson and Morris Hamper
Dickinson and Morris of Melton Mowbray offer a superb range of hampers, containing the very best in fine produce, including of course, their famous Melton Mowbray Pork Pies.

They do a full range of hampers starting from £30. For example, the Flavour of Melton Hamper is presented in an insulated box. The hamper includes an Extra Large Pork Pie, Stilton Cheese, Melton Hunt Cake, Chutney, Belvoir Presse and Melton Red Beer. A real taste of Melton Mowbray! What a great gift to send!

For details of all their hampers, visit their website.

A Gift voucher for a Falconry Lesson
Phoenix Falconry offer courses for adults and children in falconry at Twin Lakes Park. Have you ever wondered what it is like to come face to face with one of the most awesome predators in the world?

On your experience you will be encouraged to handle, feed and actually fly a selection of magnificent Birds of Prey including Hawks, Owls, Falcons and Vultures, all under expert supervision. Just read the testimonials from other people who have booked an experience by clicking here! Half day and full day experiences available, with shorter options for children over 7 years.

Cinema Gift Vouchers
The Regal Cinema in Melton Mowbray offers fantastic value entertainment and all the latest films. The cinema has state of the art digital projection and Dolby Digital Sound. Why not pop in and someone special a gift voucher? The Ideal Gift for any occasion, on sale in denominations of £5.

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