Release the Twickenham Festive 5s! Five Tip Top Tips Just For You!

[Update: Want to see all the great ideas that have been added to this item? Jump straight to the comments section to take a look]

Some Twickmas going on

Some Twickmas going on

Wondering how it’s got to December already and you’re now closer to setting a new bunch of New Year’s Resolutions than you are to actually starting work on the last set? Tough!
 Beginning to panic about Auntie Madge overstaying her welcome on Boxing Day especially after last year’s incident with the Vicar and the sherry trifle during a game of charades? Too bad!  Stuck for gift ideas for family and friends?  Not anymore you’re bloody not. Why? Because this is the item where we ask you to share your Christmas recommendations and gift ideas with Twickenham’s teeming hordes, aka you the twickerati. That’s right, it’s time for this year’s Twickenham Festive 5s! We want yours and, as our dear American cousins might say, we want them real bad.

Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without lists. Present ideas, food to buy, cards to send, who to invite for drinks, who to avoid, the Sunday papers’ lists of the best and the worst of 2014. It’s just list upon list upon bastard list. Well count us in too!

What are the Twickenham Festive 5s? If you’re a local business or even just a regular resident and you want to share 5 ideas for Christmas, do it here by adding a comment below. If you’re a shop it might be your 5 best gift ideas that Joe Twickenham Public can come and buy. If you’re a pub it might be your top 5 Christmas drinks recommendations, if you’re a cafe it could be your top 5 festive cakes, or if you’re just a regular resident you might want to share your top 5 ideas for your perfect Twickenham Christmas?  It really is that simple.

The rules?
1)  Post a comment below with a numbered list of your 5 recommendations or gift ideas
2)  Explain what each thing is, but please keep it very brief
3)  Include hyperlinks to your website, if you want
4)  Include the price of each item, if applicable
5)  Re-check carefully that you’ve actually managed to make a list of 5 things (even if the fifth one is really just there to make up the numbers)

Apart from that?
Apart from that, there’s nothing to it. It’s basically your chance to get a bit of free promotion on twickerati under a ‘shop local’ banner. Who’s going to see it? Lots of people. This site gets between 500 and 1,000 page views a day and about 1,500-2,000 unique Twickenhammy visitors each week. Not too shabby for a humble hyperlocal blog.  We’ll be tweeting links back to this page too. So, get listing and share your Twickenham #Festive5s with us.  Good luck, Angels!


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18 responses to “Release the Twickenham Festive 5s! Five Tip Top Tips Just For You!

  1. Here at Glass by Jo Downs, our beautiful handmade fused glass Festive 5 for 2014 are;

    1) Mums the word for this unique hankerchief fold Vase £45
    2) Men and women alike will love this simple and beautiful soap dish with handmade and natural soap £19
    3) Our earring dish makes a very pretty stocking filler at £8
    4) No Prince Charmings are promised but you can share your hopes and dreams by giving a wishstick this Christmas, they come in a range of colours and are £30
    5) And finally… For the very special person in your life, their very own shoal of beautiful shimmering fish start at £195, no feeding required …

    Drop in to take a look at these great gift ideas:
    Glass by Jo Downs, 136 Heath Road, Twickenham, TW1 4BN

    Parking outside
    Opening hours to, and including, 24th December are: 9am to 6pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm Sunday
    Longer opening 22nd and 23rd December 8am to 8pm

    Wishing you all a very special Christmas

  2. Shona

    Shona’s Gallery 57-58 Church Street 020 8744 0474 / 07776202047
    1) Beautiful hand crafted and painted note books £10
    2) Unusual hand painted or crafted Cards from £4
    3) Paintings from £150
    4) Hand Painted T Shirts from £15
    5) Individual commissioned hand crafted cards from £12

  3. twickenhamalive

    1) Skating in front of the fantastic Strawberry Hill House (A bit biased, but hey ….)
    2) A festive drink at our local pubs; Barmy Arms, Eel Pie etc. Have a mulled wine or stick to your usual,
    3) A walk along Twickenham Riverside on a crisp December morning. We are lucky to have it so make the best of it.
    4) Try and do your Christmas shopping in Twickenham. OK, a prawn platter from Iceland isn’t the ideal gift, but there are some great independent shops in town that need our support.
    5) Did I mention skating at Strawberry Hill House?

  4. The Eel Pie’s Festive 5 are;
    1) Pint of Ruby Rustler- A completely new brew from H&W and perfect drinking for this time of year.
    2) Westons Mulled Cider – So much better than mulled wine.
    3) Elderflower Bellini -Because its the party season and you need some fizz.
    4) Bailey’s Belgian Chocolate Deluxe- Good on its own but amazing added to hot chocolate.
    5) Port N Brandy-Two great winter warmers in one glass, what a combination!

  5. Jill Corbett

    Glorious 32 Staines Road gift ideas.
    1) Scottish 100% wool tartan blanket £65
    2) Letter bunting button together £2 a letter
    3) Aprons adult and Child £14.50, £9.50 and £7.50
    4) Locally made scented candle 40 hrs burn time £20
    5) French finds, glasses, jugs, China etc from £10

    Merry Christmas Gavin and Jill Corbett

  6. 1) Bike servicing ~ Grab someone a servicing gift voucher and receive a 20% discount. From £31.99 to £95.99

    2) The mini Micro scooter bag (various designs) ~ £11.96

    3) Cateye Stealth 10 GPS Computer ~ The perfect Xmas gift for any cycling enthusiast. £63.99

    4) Altura Night Vision Evo Jacket (men & women) ~ A waterproof jacket to keep you dry throughout the winter months. £79.99

    5) Where to Ride London Book ~ The ideal gift for someone looking to explore London on their bicycle. £11.99

    These are 5 of our top 20 gift ideas ~ Prices valid until the 24th December

    Happy Christmas from Moore’s Cycles

  7. Here’s our festive 5 🙂

    1) Handmade Nordic Christmas Bunting £10
    2) Hessian Initialled Christmas Stockings
    3) Gingerbreadmen, heart & toadstool tree decorations £2.50
    4) Handmade beautiful cushions £15-£17
    5) Gorgeous vintage refurbished & upholstered furniture, vintage framed black boards & champagne boxes starting from £25

    You can find us online or we will be at St Margarets Christmas Fair this Sunday and Inspiring Isleworth’s Christmas Market on the 13th.
    Twitter: cherry_vintage
    Facebook: Cherry Vintage Home

    Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas & a happy new year from Cherry Vintage.

  8. The 5 Drinks to be aware of at Brouge in Twickenham this Christmas:
    1) Mulled Lilley’s Somerset Cider (with or without Brandy)
    2) Brewdog Tokyo 18.2%
    3) Duvel 8.2% Belgian Devil Golden Ale
    4) Twickenham Ales Winter Season
    5) Belgian Beer Bat – A Brouge secret recipe

    Merry Christmas and a Happy 2015

  9. Top 5 reasons to visit the White Swan this festive season.
    1) Cozy real fires
    2) Hot Mulled Cider £3
    3) Christmas Rock and Roll bingo on Tuesday 23rd from 8pm, £1 per card
    4) Christmas carols with Paul on Saturday 20th.
    5) Open For drinks Christmas Day 11-3. Great family atmosphere!

  10. Here’s our Festive 5:
    1) Lovers Lights signature fun and funky hanging glass Christmas Trees – £6.95 each or a set of four of your choice for £26.00
    2) A set of four fused glass coasters with lovely red Christmas hearts – £35.00
    3) Linda Lovatt’s – Achingly pretty turquoise enamelled copper and ceramic’ ‘beasties’ – Framed peices, sculptures or jewellery – Prices from £30.00 images here:
    4) Four cabinets of very lovely jewellery by UK and local designers – Prices to suit every gift requirement
    5) Lovers Lights pretty fused glass hearts for walls or window. Lots of different colours. £17.00 each or £20 in a box with a ribbon.

    The Lovers Lights Gallery, 64 The Green, Twickenham, TW2 5AG

    Parking available if you call ahead.
    Open 10am – 5.30pm or later Tuesdays – Saturdays
    Sundays 2pm – 5pm
    Mondays – closed sorry!

    Merry Christmas Twickenham, Twinkling our way happily into 2015

  11. 1) Book a holiday in the sun at Crusader Travel. Because everyone deserves some fun in 2015.
    2) Go to Cowley Security a get a lock. To get ready for the Festive season.
    3) Get some garlic from King St Veg shop. To stop Chris Squire’s humbug over Christmas.
    4) Treat yourself to a large range of beers from the Real Ale shop in East Twickenham. For the perfect tipple.
    5) Lock the front room and settle down in front of the TV and relax over Christmas. Because 2015 is going to be a blast.

  12. Corto Italian Deli

    Our recommendations:
    1) Panettone classico, panettone cioccolato or pandoro Loison Dario 1 kg £12.50
    2) Panettone 1kg and bottle of Prosecco Doc £30.00
    3) Christmas hampers from £25.00
    4) Vin Santo, cantuccini biscuits and panforte £19.90
    5) lunch voucher £10-20 or 30 pounds

    Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas holiday!!!
    Buon natale from Marco & Romina at Corto Italian Deli

  13. Last Try Wines on Whitton Road propose:
    1) Warner Edwards premium Gin minis – £5.50
    From Dry to Sloe, these fine Gins make for perfect stocking fillers!

    2) Sharp’s Connoisseurs Range Gift Bags – £15
    For Ale Lovers, 6 of Sharp’s Brewery’s best bitters in a branded bag.

    3) Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc – £25.99
    The ultimate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, need we say more?

    4) Chateau Tafford de Blaignan, Cru Bourgois Magnum – £38.50
    Be unique with this delicious Award-Winning Wine in a stunning Magnum bottle.

    5) La Invicta Petit Corona Cigar Gift Box – £33.50
    Four Premium Cigars beautifully presented in a gift box, great value for money!

    For in-store purchases we’ll offer you 10% off when you buy 3 of the 5 and 15% off if you buy all 5!

    Merry Christmas from the LTW team!

  14. 1) Visit Twickenham Indoor Community Market now open every Saturday in the run up to Christmas
    2) Drive around all the festive lights in the borough deciding which town has the best christmas decorations
    3) Pop into the best cafe on London Road called Luluz and treat the family to a selection of lovely quiches
    4) Take the family ice skating at the magical gardens in Strawberry Hill House
    5) visit the best kept secret pub in Twickenham and cosy up to the fire

  15. Kiss n Makeup Boutique

    5 festive ideas from Kiss n Makeup Boutique here on Church Street:
    1) A Gift Voucher for any of our treatments or services
    2) Makeup Box sets from £30
    3) Makeup Lesson £50 with £25 to spend on products
    4) Nail gift sets £15
    5) Skin care Gift sets from £60 for her and him!

  16. 1) Exclusive use of Richmond Rink at Strawberry Hill House for one session – £700
    2) Exclusive use of Richmond Rink for one session for a young children’s party with penguin aids and ice marshalls. (food on sale at the rink and catering can be arranged with a free room in Strawberry Hill House). – £500
    3) Buy four adult skating tickets and get a £50 voucher for restaurants in Church Street, Twickenham thrown in. – £75
    4) One Family Richmond Rink Ticket – £25
    5) ‘Wild About Twickenham’ photography book by Andrew Wilson – £21

    Merry Christmas!

  17. 1) Retro Sweet Hamper – full of all your childhood favourites. £14.99 – £29.99
    2) Retro Gift Jar – various sizes, ranging from £5.00 – £19.99, ready made or made to order.
    3) Gorgeous fairtrade organic truffles – mixed or champagne £5.99 for box of
    6 or £10.99 for box of 12.
    4) Beano retro sweet shops and tins – full of classic retro sweets £9.99 and £12.99
    5) Liquorice Novelties Selection Box – for all you liquorice lovers out there.

    Merry Christmas from all at Sweet Memories of Twickenham.