Hairy Mugs and Glass Frames - All in the name of Christmas!

Yes. You read that correctly! Today I'm sharing with you 2 wicked finds from Oakdene Designs that should be on your Christmas gift lists. 

I'll tell you a bit about Oakdene Designs, the small team of budding designers and manufacturers located in a quaint village near Dorking, Surrey. Each and every item they offer their customers is specially made-to-order. When you want it, they make it!  Their diverse selection of fun, original, and often vintage-inspired, products offers the customer an exciting range to choose from.

These guys are also passionate about supporting other small businesses and so source their materials from British suppliers. Oh, and they offer unique items too - yes, my all-time fave word, PERSONALISATION! I've said it once, I'll say it until I'm blue in the face, I just can't get enough of it - it makes a gift so special.

So, having the opportunity to sample their Transparent Glass Photo Frames to review, I sent off a couple of pictures and then put it to the back of my mind - not even thinking about what to expect when it arrived. This way I could experience the genuine 'gift-factor' element of receiving this item. 


Oh, wow. I was blown away. First and foremost, a photo printed onto the actual glass, not just in a glass frame, it is simply stunning. You can get so many 'looks' from one picture it's unreal. One image is of my frame wall-mounted over magnolia coloured paper, and one is held directly up to the sky (think, perhaps, the affect of it being on a window sill on a beautiful day). If you're going to choose to print a snowman however, I'd advise it being placed in the fore of a darker background as white will appear as clear on the glass.


Available in 5x5" or 8x8", there's scope to choose one of your favourite Instagram photo's to have printed on the pane. No Instagram? No problem. They're also available in 6x4" and 9x6". Frames are available in white or black - you could think about creating an arty monochrome display of a handful of pictures. Just remember that your pics are printed on real glass so must be on a safe, rigid surface to prevent any breakage. Transparent Glass Photo Frames retail from £18.

I know, I know, I also promised Hairy Mugs in my title didn't I? Well there's no actual hair involved, thankfully, but it pays due respect to those who do flash their facial fuzz.


Dishwasher safe, this ceramic man mug is also presented in a lovely gift box making it a perfect gift for anyone. Retailing at just £11.50 I'm impressed with it's quality, design and presentation as a whole - and I don't even have a beard.

*I was sent the above pictured samples free of charge for purpose of review.


AN OAKDENE DESIGNS GIVEAWAY SPECIAL!!

Be it Matilda or The BFG, everyone loved Roald Dahl as a child didn't they? 
If you're anything like me, you like to re-visit memory lane and encourage the same magical stories to be enjoyed by your own children or grandchildren

Oakdene Designs have launched an INCREDIBLE range of Roald Dahl wall stickers that range from £12 - £57 and will transform any nursery or play room in a pain-free instant. Excitables!

Oakdene Designs have teamed up with us to offer THREE of you lovely lot any wall sticker from the Roald Dahl range up to the value of £50 each. 
Simply register your entries via the Rafflecopter below and keep those fingers crossed... 
GOOD LUCK!


All entries are optional but, of course, the more you choose the more chance you have of winning! What's more is if you enter via every method, you'll unlock a Bonus daily entry. 
Close date: 11/12/2014 @ 11.59pm. 
Make your choice within 3 days of being notified as a winner and Oakdene Designs will endeavour to have your prize with you in time for Christmas!

Win competitions at ThePrizeFinder.com OfferOasis.co.uk - Competitions and Freebies in the UK

49 comments:

  1. I have to admit - as a Xmas gift I'd definitely buy the beard mug for hubby. It is cute and you say it is good quality so as I trust ya, I'll have to get one!

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  2. Oh wow the frames are so so cool!! and the mug made me giggle :p Going to check them out :) x
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  3. Really nice mugs. Really like them.

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  4. My boyfriend is obsessed with his beard, so the beard mug would be an ideal xmas present for him x

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  5. Pam Francis Gregory12 November 2014 at 16:31

    Pictures printed onto glass is a great idea!

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  6. Great giveaway

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  7. Another lovely giveaway, Jo! Thank you!

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  8. Those pictures are really unusual, a great idea :-)

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  9. fantastic my children love roald dahl

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  10. Great gift ideas! Christmas is going to be fun this year!

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  11. Fab prize, love that the image is printed on the glass

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  12. I adore that mug! but then I'm a huge fan of facial fuzz on men and get sad everytime hubster shaves - If I'm lucky enough at least I'd have my own fuzz haha. x

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  13. the beard cup looks jokes, I wish my beard was that big :(

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  14. We love Roald Dahl in our house, thanks for the giveaway

    kirstyjfox AT yahoo DOT com

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  15. This would be lovely for my girls room, I grew up with these books so would be great to pass that onto the kids

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  16. What a great idea. Love the mugs too.

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  17. What a novel idea. Thanks for the competition!

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  18. My children would love this. They have read all the books!

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  19. My twins are adore Roald Dahl books at the moment - what a fab giveaway! :)

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  20. <3 the frames I am so going to bookmark and purchase at least 5 of them after new yr :D

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  21. I love Roald Dahl and this is lovely xx

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  22. Lovely giveaway many thanks :) x

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  23. This would so make my little ones Christmas! Their walls are looking a little plain, and they are massive Roald Dahl Fans, so this is one of the nicest giveaways I've seen! :-) Thank-you! Merry Christmas!!

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  24. the mugs are fab my fella n kids would love them

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  25. Great prize, please pick me!!!!!
    Claire D

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  26. Oh wow they do some really lovely gifts x

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  27. Would really love this, thank you x

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  28. Love wall stickers, such a great way to change a room - especially for kids bedrooms.

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  29. Nice prize. The mug looks like a great gift for a gent with a beard.

    Rachel Craig

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