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With Christmas fast approaching, some of the UK’s top bloggers have got together to offer one lucky winner an amazing bundle of prizes for Christmas Gifts this year. We also have a runner’s up prize to make someone else’s Christmas special too.

With such a variety of prizes this is also an amazing Christmas Gift Guide to help you get ideas for Christmas presents this year. This Christmas Prize Bundle Giveaway has been organised by Rowena of My Balancing Act who has Christmas Gift Guides and Gift Reviews for the whole family over on her blog.

Read on to see what you could win…

First Prize: Christmas Prize Bundle for all the Family

We have an amazing bundle of prizes for our prize winner, something for the whole family. If you are our lucky winner you will receive:

Jose Eber Air Styler

The revolutionary Jose Eber Air Styler is the must have gift for any stylish lady in your life. It utilises a high speed nano fan that propels cool air through a grid around the tourmaline ceramic styling plates. This cool air instantly sets the hair in curls or waves or straightens hair for a smooth look whilst being faster than conventional flat irons. As it’s cool air, there’s no risk of burning your scalp either!

Venice Pro Ceramic Non-Stick 3pc Saucepan Set with Lids and two Venice Pro Ceramic Non-Stick Frying Pans

This is the perfect gift for any budding chefs in your life and will make cooking Christmas dinner a dream. The GreenPan Venice Pro range is a firm favourite. The hard anodised aluminium exterior is stylish and handy, complete with Magneto induction technology for top of the line hob performance on all heat sources. The Thermolon Infinity Pro coating is enhanced with diamonds and lasts even in the face of intense usage and cleaning. Oh and then there’s the riveted stainless steel handles that allow your cookware to safely go into the oven and glass lids that are designed for easy food monitoring without losing the heat.

This collection can do it all and is the perfect kitchen equipment to make sure your Christmas dinner has the wow factor this year! Dishwasher safe, it will make the clean up job afterwards much easier too! We have Venice Pro Ceramic Non-Stick 3pc Saucepan Set with Lids and two Venice Pro Ceramic Non-Stick Frying Pans for our lucky winner.

Three Aromatherapy Candles by ChilliWinter

We’re loving supporting small businesses this year. ChilliWinter is a wonderful small business and they in turn support Hospice UK (Registered charity number 1014851) by donating £3.75 for every 150g candle sold, it’s a win win! Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice and palliative care and every year they support more than 200 hospices across the UK who care for over 200,000 adults and children living with a terminal or life-shortening illness

We have three of their beautiful 150g candles from their remedial Aromatherapy Collection for you to choose from. Each blend in each candle has holistic benefits. They not only smell wonderful but will also help your wellbeing too. The perfect gift for a loved one this Christmas. The winner has a choice of Breathe, Calm, Energise, Rest or Uplifting candles. Visit ChilliWinter to choose your favourites.

Personalised Christmas Eve Box from Treat Republic

Bring a little extra magic and sparkle to Christmas Eve this year with a personalised Christmas Eve Box from Treat Republic. These beautiful wooden Christmas Eve Boxes comes in a selection of designs and you are able to reuse the box every year to keep the magic alive.

We have a Christmas Eve Box from Treat Republic (Length: 24cm Width: 18cm Height: 13cm) which you can personalise for your child – or for you – there are also adult, pet and family Christmas Eve boxes available! The Christmas Eve Boxes are available in Small and Large Sizes.

“Live Simply” Colorful Unisex Hoodie

In a world that is constantly going faster and becoming more complex, these gorgeous Live Simply hoodies remind us to return to the simple things in life. This is a great gift for either a man or a woman and the winner can choose the size and colour of the hoodie. It’s from inspirational apparel & housewares brand, the Miracle Store, who donates 10% of profits to existing non-profit organisations to help women and children leave, heal from, and rise up from domestic violence.

Winter Hedgerow Jigsaw Puzzle in 250 pieces

Winter Hedgerow is a stunning Wooden Puzzle from Wentworth Wooden Puzzles. This is such an amazing Christmas gift for anyone who loves jigsaw puzzles as it truly is special. All of Wentworth Wooden Puzzles are designed and manufactured in the heart of the countryside in Wiltshire and are made of wood from sustainable sources.

These Wooden Puzzles are more difficult than cardboard puzzles. The 250 piece jigsaw puzzle may sound like a low piece count but it’s their most popular size and equates to the difficulty of a 1,000 piece cardboard puzzle. Winter Hedgerow would be brilliant for the whole family to do together or as a thoughtful gift for grandparents.

Lapland Letter from Santa

When it comes to Christmas, a Lapland Letter from Santa will make this year more ‘Fantastical’ than ever. The Lapland Santa Letters are truly one of a kind, from the moment a child receives their letter the true magic of Christmas begins.

The Lapland Elves would be most delighted to send a Lapland Letter from Santa to a little one of your choice. Santa may even include some Lapland Extras too, but he would need to check his Good List twice to make sure they’re on the list!

Pink Panel Purse from Miss Milly

Miss Milly is the home of gorgeous and reasonably priced, quality costume jewellery and fashion accessories so we are delighted to be able to offer as a prize the beautiful Miss Milly Pink Panel Purse.

With a dusky pink panel on soft grey, this stylish purse is a great gift for any fashionable lady in your life. The purse is made with high quality polyurethane that is very soft to the touch with an imprinted Miss Milly logo. It features space for 10 cards and has a zipped coin section and a photo window.

Tesalate Workout Towel

This is the perfect gift for any fitness lover in your life. The Tesalate workout towel is an antibacterial, odour-free workout towel collection, to encourage people to stay healthy and fit, especially during these uncertain times. They use zinc in the construction of the workout towel fabric and this acts as an antibacterial agent.

We have a fitness towel of the winners choice to giveaway.

KelZo Jewellery

A prize from one of our very own bloggers, Kelly and Zoey, from Our Transitional Life who have launched their own fabulous funky jewellery range KelZo Jewellery which has a wonderful collection of affordable, fun, and quirky designs.

This prize includes: Pride rainbow heart drops, Christmas heart studs and Leopard print oversized studs. Plus a surprise item!

Notes and Clips Stationery Box

This is a stunning Green and Gold themed stationery box by Notes and Clips which makes a great treat for yourself or as a gift for the stationery lover in your life! Each box is beautifully presented and lined with a soft felt base with 8 pieces of green and gold stationery displayed on top, designed by Notes and Clips in England.

The handmade stationery and curated accessories in a stunning combination that will make a fabulous gift this Christmas.

Cufflinks from Miss Milly

This is a wonderful gift for any stylish man in your life, the pair of green round cufflinks from Miss Milly use a bright lime green resin with an aluminium foil backing creating shine and making them really stand out. The cufflinks are 1.7cm in diameter and they are beautifully presented in a lovely silver gift box making them a lovely gift for Christmas.

A Zest for Life Cookbook

A Zest for Life Cookbook has 79 fresh tasty recipes. It will make eating well at home effortless, with easy to prepare and absolutely delicious recipes. From Bountiful Breakfasts, Packed Lunches and Afternoon Snacks to Weekday Meals and Weekend Specials, it’s packed with superfoods galore and meals that will keep you full for longer. This collection of clever, nutritious recipes is one that you’ll turn to time and again. All ingredients are widely available and the recipes will help you stay healthy throughout the year.

Dairy Diary 2021

The 2021 Dairy Diary is the perfect gift this Christmas for busy parents to help keep the family organised next year. The Dairy Diary features stunning photography with two beautiful British Butterflies on the front cover. But what the Dairy Diary is really famous for is its recipes. There’s a new one every week.

In addition to the recipes, there is all sorts of interesting information on topics such as the Art of Calm, how to make your own dyes and Gardening for Wildlife. Of course, there’s everything needed to keep organised – a useful notes pocket, dates stickers, reminders, addresses and even gift lists. All of this, and plenty of space to write appointments, thoughts and plans each day. The ideal gift this Christmas!

Thunder Car

Put a smile on any car loving kids face with this powerful small size remote control car with awesome inflatable wheels, the Thunder Car. It comes with two radio-frequencies that allow it to run within a 15-metre range of the controller. So much fun and an amazing gift under the tree!

Vintage round wooden coaster x 2 from SCARAMANGA

Win a set of two vintage round wooden coasters from SCARAMANGA. Each geometric patterned rounded-shaped vintage wooden coaster is handcrafted and sourced from Rajasthan in Northern India. Used inside or outside on a garden table, a pair of these teak hardwood coasters would look awesome.

It’s the perfect accessory for a fancy cocktail or quality coffee and makes a lovely Christmas Gift. Each piece is unique and very old – tableware full of real authentic history. Each has a distinctive hand-carved pattern and is slightly different to bring a uniqueness to your coffee table!

Starflower Serum Roller (10ml)

Treat someone special in your life with the Starflower Serum Roller by Londe Botanics, a gently nourishing facial serum with British grown borage (starflower) and chia seed oils, enriched with Vitamin E. This is a natural saviour for all skin types to soften, revitalise and protect.

Made from 100% UK grown and sourced natural botanical oils and hand blended and bottled in England. No additives, no synthetics, Londe Botanics are registered with The Vegan Society and are also a Contributing member of the 1% for the Planet network.

Buzz Snow

Whose dreaming of a white Christmas? Well let’s face it, that’s unlikely to happen in the UK… But wait, Buzz have come to the rescue to make Christmas magical with Buzz Snow, a polymer powder that when hydrated looks and feels just like Snow, except it never melts!

Its eco-friendly and non-toxic. It looks like sugar before it is hydrated and after adding water it transforms so it looks and feels just like snow, expanding up to 100 times its original size.

Slime Baff and Gelli Baff

Put a smile on your kids face at bath times this Christmas with these fabulously fun kits from Zimpli Kids. As part of the prize bundle you will receive 1 x Slime Baff and 1 x Gelli Baff from Zimpli Kids.

Kids will love turning their boring bath water into oozy colourful slime or goo. They are ideal as stocking fillers, the perfect product for messy and multi-sensory play and also perfect for cognitive development. Plus they are certified biodegradable, stain-free and easily drain away. Slime Baff and Gelli Baff are now also available in Eco packaging.

Drippy Mona Lisa Black Graffiti Print from Ink & Drop

This is one of Ink & Drop’s Twisted History prints, a cheeky twist on the most famous painting in the world, the Mona Lisa! This print looks amazing in a large format or as part of a super cool gallery wall and we can offer our prize winner this Drippy Mona Lisa Black Graffiti Print in your choice of size up to 70×100 cm.

£30 Gift Voucher to spend at Postboxed

Postboxed’s gifts are all sent out wrapped with custom gift cards. They are packaged small enough to be posted through any gift-lover’s letterbox – perfect for a hassle-free, contactless delivery! You can order on one day but have your gifts sent out on a day of your choice – perfect to get all of your Christmas presents organised in advance!

Postboxed is offering a voucher for £30 to spend on one of their gift boxes which covers free UK postage. So a lucky winner will be able to choose who to send their prize to – great to send a gift to a loved one you won’t get to see this festive season!

Body Art Classic Tattoos

With the Body Art Classic Tattoos you can create glittering tattoos that last up to a week on your skin but can easily be removed with water. It is the easiest and safest way to decorate your body with eye-catching designs and sparkling glitter colours. Each set consists of 50 cool designs and 6 excellent glitter colour pots, allowing you to create dozens of different colour combinations.

2 x SMILEY Blind Bag from HEXA-PLEX

SMILEY-HALVES feature 22 face variations for you to collect and connect. We have two SMILEY-HALVES for our lucky winner. Will you strike it lucky and uncover a complete face in one bag? Could you find one of the highly-collectable halves? Or have you bagged yourself one of our ultra-rare limited editions?

Santa’s Secret Letter for older kids in the family

When the time comes to reveal the truth about Santa to older children it can be a difficult conversation to have. Some kids may be upset, whilst others may have already found out. The parents behind Santa’s Secret Letter understand how important it is to take ownership of this moment, supporting the child whilst also ensuring that the magic remains for younger members of the family. Santa’s Secret Letter will do exactly that. It is a wonderful, personalised letter which reveals the true history of Santa Clause and explains the importance of keeping the magic of Christmas alive for younger family members for years to come. The delightful letter comes in a beautifully wrapped gift box, perfect for the family’s memory keepsakes.

Runners Up Prize

We want to make someone else’s Christmas magical too so we’ve put together a few gifts for a runners up prize. This includes:

“Do All Things With Love” Mug

Spread a little love this Christmas with this beautiful mug from The Miracle Store. Just imagine what a wonderful world we will live in when everyone starts their day by drinking from one of these loving affirmation mugs. We have one “Do All Things With Love” Mug as part of the runners up prize.

Curls 4 Girls Digital Straightening Brush

The Curls 4 Girls Kids Friendly Digital Straightening Brush makes styling your hair faster and easier than ever before, with ceramic bristles that straighten as they brush, and digital heat control that you can adjust to the needs of your hair. The C4G line can be used for kids and adults as well.

Puzzle Cars London Bus

This wonderful Puzzle Vehicle Track, Puzzle Cars London Bus, is a 16-piece set, combining creative and educational fun. The interchangeable track pieces can be linked together, to make up to 50 different track combinations. The set comes with the recognisable black London Bus. This is a fun way to develop problem solving, motor and language skills.

Meet the bloggers

We have over 70 fabulous Blogs from amazing UK Bloggers taking part in the Christmas Prize Giveaway. These are:

My Balancing Act | Chilling with Lucas | Savvy Dad | Life with Jupiter Hadley | Five From The Swich | Crazy Little Thing Called Love | Soph Obsessed | Our House Our Home

Spilling Life TeaMiss L J Beauty | Family Travel with Ellie |  Best Brunch or Breakfast | Gin and Cocktail Bars | Best things to do in York | Best Leeds Restaurants | Yorkshire Wonders | Recipe for Home | Luxury Hotels and Spa Life | Christmas Magic and Markets

Home in the Pastures | Our Transitional LifeWe Made This Life | Twins, Tantrums & Cold Coffee | Mummy Matters | Savvy Squirrel | Mummy Vs Work | Otis and Us

Simply Cash Hacks | Two Plus Dogs | Autumn’s Mummy | Mummy and Me x2 | 4 Freckled Faces | Life Loving

A Rose Tinted World | So Nostalgic | Scandi Mummy | Lylia Rose | The Parent Game | LOVEPANDA.CO.UK | Boxnip

Life with alden jax | Too Tired To | 360 Mum | Lovedogs.uk | Easy Peasy Gardens | Money Money Money

Prize Warriors | Welsh Mum | Wander & Luxe | Anklebiters Adventures | Catch up with Claire | Wotawoman Diary | Life with Lianne

The Life of Spicers | Luke Sam Sowden | My Three and Me | Happy Family Hub | | My Beautiful Mess | Mum on a Budget

Side Street Style | Petals and Planes | Accidental Hipster Mum | Boring Mother | Mom of Two Little Girls | Paternal Damnation

 

Stapo’s thrifty life hacks | The Good Thing Is Though | Bossy Girl | On The Soap Box | Cyprus Property Blog

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The Lost and Found Leeds Restaurant Review – A while ago I tried out The Lost and Found restaurant in the Leeds Club on Albion Place.  It’s housed in a truly beautiful building, with a comfortable and quirky interior vibe. Set over two floors with a airy and light bar and comfortable seating downstairs and the main restaurant upstairs (you can eat in the bar too). Oh, and outside tables for a nice street bistro feel.  They serve lunch, brunch and dinner.

It was a very hot day and we had the large doors that opened onto a Juliet balcony.

We went for a three course meal (all the better for the food photos) but they do other offers too, like the bottomless brunch which includes any brunch dish with bottomless Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas, Bellinis or Prosecco by the glass for £25.00 (and you get to sit there for two hours in case you are wondering, which I totally was).

The Lost and Found Leeds Restaurant

The Lost and Found in Leeds has a marvellous cocktail menu as we found out, with treasures such as this St Clementine’s Garden.

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And this Waterhouse Fizz (verdict – this one was a bit sweet – we recommend the St Clementine instead!)  I loved the cornflower though!

They also have a selection of ‘temperance’ (ie non-alcoholic) cocktails for us drivers and I sampled the Summer Orchard, apple juice, elderflower syrup, muddled limes and mint.  Was just like drinking a mojito!

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And the Hedgerow Cooler, blackberries, apple juice, soda, lemon juice and lavender syrup.

cocktails - The Lost and Found Leeds Restaurant Review

Moving into the food, we both chose the grilled chicken skewers in satay sauce with cucumber, carrot, spring onion and coriander.  This was delicious, very Asian inspired.  It was also large for a starter.

Then, I chose the BBQ pork belly with new potato, spring onion & sour cream salad and a chipotle & lime coleslaw.

The Lost and Found Leeds Restaurant Review

I enjoyed this very much. The pork was really tender like pulled pork, but more succulent, with a fab flavoured sauce, given a smoky flavour from the josper. For those who have never heard of a josper before (ie like me), it is a large charcoal oven.  You could see it from the restaurant:

The Lost and Found Leeds Restaurant Review

My guest chose the Wagyu beef burger, which would have been my second choice. A good sized burger (that was excellent apparently) in a fresh bun with salad. The fries, I can attest from having stolen a couple were very tasty indeed.

Burger - The Lost and Found Leeds Restaurant Review

By this point I was very full indeed, but for the benefit of you, dear reader, I managed to order the dessert course. Besides, dessert photos are usually the prettiest! So here we have Millionaire’s shortbread with dark chocolate, sticky whisky caramel, honeycomb and a rich chocolate ice cream.

I chose one of my all time favourites White chocolate and Raspberry Eton Mess with vanilla cream, fresh raspberries, meringue and raspberry sorbet.

Dessert -The Lost and Found Leeds Restaurant Review

The presentation was beautiful, though I think I would have liked more meringue, mainly because I love meringue!

Overall we had a fabulous meal.  All the staff we came into contact with were welcoming and friendly too which always gives a place a nice atmosphere.  The Lost and Found Leeds makes a great lunch or dinner place or even a comfortable place for afternoon coffee (definitely check it out rather than scrabbling for a table in Costa).  The bottomless brunch sounds an amazing idea too!

 

 

Also have a look at our post on the Best Restaurants in Leeds.

5 of the Best Indian Restaurants in Leeds 2020

Tharavadu

7-8 Mill Hill, Leeds LS1 5DQ

Tharavadu – “The First authentic Kerala Restaurant in Leeds has become one the favourite dining spot of the region in a very short span of time. Tharavadu entered in to the top 10 restaurants in Leeds with in the first week of opening in the most trusted travel website in the world Tripadvisor. Tharavadu is still the No.1 Indian Restaurant in Leeds for continuous 18 months. The following are some of the achievements by Tharavadu.”

 

Aagrah

St Peter’s Square, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS9 8AH

 

 

Best Thai Restaurant Leeds – there are lots of fabulous Thai restaurants in Leeds, where you can indulge in your desire for Pad Thai, Green Thai Curry or, my favourite, Tom Kha Gai (Thai Chicken and Coconut soup).

 

Chaophraya – Upmarket Thai Restaurant

20A, Blayds Court, Swinegate, Leeds LS1 4AG

“A short walk from Leeds train station you can escape the city at Chaophraya. Our culinary team bring together classic Thai and distinct signature dishes, including vegan and gluten free options, accompanied by a fantastic range of cocktails, wines and beers. In the summer months come and enjoy a coffee or cocktail on our first-floor terrace or join us in our contemporary feeling restaurant inspired by Thailand. Find us opposite the Q park Criterion place and just down from Trinity shopping centre car park.”

 

Sukhothai

15 S Parade, Leeds LS1 5QS

“Our flagship Sukhothai in Leeds City Centre restaurant, on South Parade, is the perfect place to enjoy authentic Thai food in the heart of Leeds; be it for business or pleasure.  Now featuring a fabulous lower dining floor and VIP room (available for hire) it’s the best place to enjoy all the usual Sukhothai quality and excellence; including our acclaimed 200+ dish à la carte menu and Khao Gang/Lunch menu.”

 

Thai Edge Leeds – Glamorous Thai Dining Room

7 Calverley St, Leeds LS1 3DB

Thai Edge is really a departure from the norm. Gone are the heavily themed, crimson shades and cluttered environments that are typical of oriental eateries. These are replaced by an approach that gives great emphasis to clean crisp lines, balance and intelligent use of space.”

 

Zaap Thai Streetfood

22 Grand Arcade, Leeds LS1 6PG

Zaap Thai sounds like a lively spot to try some Thai street-food in Leeds.  “If you are looking for a buzzing Bangkok market atmosphere, with real Thai street food then head down to the grand arcade on New Briggate in Leeds city centre.”

 

My Thai – Affordable Thai Food in Leeds

The Merrion Centre, 43 Wade Lane, Leeds LS2 8NJ

Perfect for when you are heading to a gig or to watch stand up at the First Direct Arena, My Thai is a “Thai Shack in the heart of Leeds, serving affordable Thai food. Leave the packed lunch at home and eat with us! Next door to First Direct Arena in Wade Lane in Merrion Centre.”

 

Also have a look at our ultimate list of the best restaurants in Leeds.

 

 

 

 

 

There are so many wonderful restaurants in Leeds, it is hard to say which are the very best!  Instead, have a look at some of the fabulous different types of restaurants that Leeds has to offer – then click through to each section for more details and reviews of those restaurants.

Thai Restaurants

Leeds has some amazing Thai restaurants from glamorous dining rooms to lively and affordable street-food.  Whether you are looking for Pad Thai or Satay Skewers.

Have a look at our list of Thai Restaurants in Leeds.

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