Congratulations, Kristy Leanne B – you’ll be keeping those winter chills at bay with a lovely Alice Hannah Black Cat hat, scarf and gloves set! (Please keep an eye out for an email from me.)
Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway. If you weren’t lucky enough to win, but still fancy getting your paws on something from the Black Cat range, check out the Alice Hannah site – you’ll fine a couple of other great cat designs on there too.
Lazy Oaf are a London-based fashion label who ‘like to design clothes that make you smile.’ Their range of cat-themed clothing, jewellery and accessories is a mix of practical and more adventurous items, all of which will spread a bit of feline fun wherever they go!
(Above) Feline Fine Dress £68.00 – sizes S, M, L.
(L) Cat Nip Knee High Socks £12.00; (R) Kitty Socks £8.00
(L) Kitty Tote Bag £8.50; (R) Kitty Passcase £14.00
Cat Ring Gold £16.00 (gold plated)
And finally: the very aptly named Kitty Titty Bralet £35.00
Spectacular, I’m sure you’ll agree. Would you dare to wear one?
Gifts for cat men aren’t all that easy to find, so I’m afraid this isn’t a very comprehensive list! But I’ve managed to scrape together a few pressie ideas, just in case you’re stuck for something to give to the cat man (or cat men, if you’re really lucky!) in your life this Christmas.
(Above) Men’s Star Paws Parody T-shirt – £19.99 from Truffle Shuffle. (Get your skates on if you’re after one of these, as it says on the site that stock levels are very low!)
Lucky Cat T-shirt – £21.99 from Some Kind of Nature.
Bansky Cat & Mouse Long Sleeve T-shirt – £13.99 from Tribal T-shirts. (Available in a range of colours, and as a short sleeve tee for £11.99.)
For music fans there’s these cat-inspired versions of classic album covers. The 30cm x 30cm prints are available for £20.00 each from the Karuskicolours UK Etsy shop.
And finally, these pin badges would make the purrfect cat man stocking filler. Available for £2.05 for a set of two from the Shop Miss Ella UK shop.
Here’s a handy selection of small gifts/stocking fillers, all for under a tenner, that will hopefully help make Christmas shopping for fellow cat lovers that little bit easier…
(Above) Soapstone Flower Cat £8.99
Lucky Cat Kimono Silk Makeup Bag £7.95
Fat Kitty Notebooks/Journals £4.50
Slipper Socks £8.95
Hand-painted Wooden Mini-Cats £1.99
Kitten Handbag Torches £4.99
Tabby Cat Handbag Mirror £2.99
Cat scarves (available in four different colourways) £8.99
The following items are all from the Cats Protection Shop – proceeds from sales go towards funding the work carried out by the UK’s largest cat charity.
Cat Mini Hottie/Handwarmer £5.99
Cat Screen Wipe £8.99
Cats Protection Cats Calendar 2014 £4.95
Cats Protection Kitten Calendar 2014 £3.95
Cats Protection Pocket Diary 2014 £2.95
Cat Socks £4.75
I’ve still got a couple of these Tuxedo Cat Tote Bags left in the Cool for Cats UK Etsy shop. Priced at £6.50 – £5.oo from each sale will be donated to the Celia Hammond Animal Trust to help fund their invaluable cat rescue, re-homing and animal welfare work.
Edit 12/12/13: These bags have now sold out.
This month, one lucky Cool for Cats UK reader will win a set of Black Cat Accessories, kindly supplied by designer knitwear company, Alice Hannah. The set comprises of one beret, one scarf and a pair of gloves – each featuring striking black cat motifs complete with cute red bow detailing. All items in the Black Cat set are made from a 50% lambswool/30% nylon/20% angora mix, so will feel nice and soft against your skin, as well as protecting you from that chilly winter air.
PLEASE NOTE: in order to enter this giveaway you need to ‘like’ the Alice Hannah Facebook Page in addition to leaving a comment at the end of this post. So if your Facebook username is different to the name you use for your email address, please mention this in your comment, as otherwise I won’t be able to verify your entry. Thanks!
To enter the giveaway please leave a comment at the end of this post, and ‘like’ the Alice Hannah Facebook Page. Entries must be in before midnight on 31st December 2013. Only one entry per person, please! The winner will be selected by a random electronic draw on 02/01/14 and notified by email. Each winner will receive one set of Alice Hannah Black Cat Accessories, comprising of one beret, one scarf and a pair of gloves. Prize must be claimed within 14 days of notification by email, otherwise a new winner will be selected. Sorry, but this giveaway is only open to addresses within the UK!
As any item from the Black Cat accessories set would make a purrfect Christmas pressie for a fellow cat lover, here are the links to the individual products:
Cat Jaquard Hat £12.00
Cat Jaquard Scarf £28.00
Cat Jaquard Gloves £12.00
The rest of the Alice Hannah range is well worth checking out too, especially if you’re looking for something different from the average high street knitwear selections. (P&P on all items is £3.95 to UK addresses.)
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These cat-shaped Minou Bag Hooks by Italian designers, Alessi, will keep your bag safe while leaving your hands free to get on with the important job of drinking coffee and stuffing your face with loads of cake (forgive me if I’m judging you harshly by my own standards).
John Lewis currently have the silver hooks (above) at the discounted price of £12.00 (offer ends 25th November). If you decide to buy one of these, it would be jolly nice if you could take the slightly roundabout route of accessing the John Lewis site via Easyfundraising, as that way 2% of your purchase will be donated to the Celia Hammond Animal Trust, and hundreds of rescue cats will be eternally grateful for your generosity.
Minou Bag Hooks in black are available from Made in Design for £15.00.
Measurements: 10.6cm x 6cm