Blog Articles

Welcome to our hub of featured articles. We aim to bring you handy hints and tips on how to get the most from Ideal World, whilst showcasing some of our new and exciting products.

Grab a coffee, relax and browse our articles to your heart's content.

Whether you're looking for gardening advice, hot fashion trends, kitchen hints and tips, how-to guides, or comparisons, we can help take the hard work out of getting the best deal.

Williams Waterless Wash and Wax

The Wonder of Williams Waterless Wash And Wax: Get a racing-car clean.

Williams is one of the world's leading Formula 1 teams. It exists purely to race in the top echelon of motor racing, where it has been winning grands prix for more than three decades.

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23rd August

Home

Vostok Behind the Brand

The Vacuum of Space and the Deep Blue Sea: The Story Behind Vostok Watches

Each Vostok watch has an incredible story behind it, making each one a wonderful collector's piece with a tale to tell, and now is your opportunity to own a piece of Russian or Soviet history.

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23rd August

Watches

Mathey Tissot Interview

The Ascent of an Icon: Mathey Tissot

A unique story based on quality, integrity and personal service. The CEO of Mathey-Tissot gives us the inside scoop.

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18th August

Watches

POD Day

About Pick of the Day Day

Find out how our special event is bringing back your favourite deals.

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8th August

General

Zhuzh

A simpler Beauty with Skinn

Skinn focuses on what goes into the jar and how it will make you look, not how the jar looks. Skinn cosmetics incorporates the time-honoured methods of generations of mothers and grandmothers who made their own soaps, creams and masks at home.

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27th July

Beauty

Zhuzh

Wake up your tan with Zhuzh!

Increase the speed of your tanning with Zhuzh! Speeds up the process of the melanin in your skin absorbing the sun's rays and improving your tan with a simple spritz. With today's demanding lifestyles people do not want to beat around the bush, they want something fast that simply gets the job done.

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27th July

Beauty

Elizabeth Grant

The Incredible Story of Elizabeth Grant

An original ground-breaking formula, advanced by innovative ingredients, the Supreme Essence of Torricelumn is a weapon to help defend and protect skin from the visible signs of ageing. This sophisticated treatment is formulated with the superior moisturizing compound Torricelumn, advanced stem cell technology, and amino acids.

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27th July

Beauty

Introducing the Gtech K9: For those that struggle with pet hair and odours

Introducing the Gtech K9: For those that struggle with pet hair and odours

Our profile on an exciting new innovation in home cleaning technology.

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27th July

Home

Guide to our top brands at Ideal World

Guide to our top brands at Ideal World

At Ideal World we love to celebrate our brands. We're proud to bring you the best deals whether you're shopping for well-known products, or discovering something new. All of our products go through a rigorous quality assurance process and come personally recommended and used by our presenters.

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30th June

General

How to take the perfect photograph

How to take the perfect photograph

The summer season is the perfect time to step outdoors with friends and family and make memories that last a lifetime. The perfect way to preserve that memory is to take a photograph, and you can snap-happy with our guide to getting the best photos here at Ideal World.

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27th June

Tech

Furnish a great party with our garden furniture range

Furnish a great party with our garden furniture range

Enjoy your garden this spring/summer with your loved ones and sit back and relax in your garden with Ideal World's series of garden furniture. We have a wide array of different ways to host the entertainment outside this summer.

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20th June

Garden

Top June Gardening Tips from a Gardening Gold Medal Winner

Top June Gardening Tips from a Gardening Gold Medal Winner

Congratulations to Woolcott and Smith for winning not only a Gold Medal but also the BBC People“s Choice Award from the world-renowned Royal Horticultural Society“s Chelsea Flower Show.

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8th June

Garden

Gtech Power Floor Vacuum System

Gtech Power Floor Vacuum System

The cordless Gtech Power Floor combines excellent floor cleaning on carpets and hard floors with all the convenience and flexibility of the popular hand-held Multi. The Cordless Gtech Power Floor is lightweight and so it is easy to use for both hard floor and carpet cleaning, and can also be used as a hand-held unit.

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15th May

Home

Get on yer bike with Ideal World

Get on yer bike with Ideal World

Cycling can be a wonderful experience, to be enjoyed by people of all ages and levels of experience. We proudly present our Bike range: the pedal-assisted bikes, using the latest technology to add power when you need, make arduous hills a thing of the past. With a modern, trendy design: they look great!

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2nd May

Health & Fitness

Feel Great with Vibrapower: How to get more from your machine

Feel Great with Vibrapower: How to get more from your machine

The Vibrapower Disc 2 (Limited Edition) is an excellent addition to the home of anyone interested in starting fitness, or the more seasoned keep-fit guru. It‘s an excellent way to add pep to your workout, with 20 speed settings and 3 pre-set programmes to supercharge your session and help you get the results you want.

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27th April

Health & Fitness

Lisa Riley‘s Brand New Look, and how it inspired her new perfume

Lisa Riley‘s Brand New Look, and how it inspired her new perfume, “Change by Lisa Riley”

Seasons come and go but perfume is timeless and for all seasons. "Change by Lisa Riley" is an Oriental-style fragrance with floral notes. Perfect to take away on holiday or for a summer fragrance its rich and sensual. The top notes are mandarin leaves and mulberry flowers, then Tuberose and orange flower with a hint of jasmine are in the heart and the base is created with sandalwood and tonka bean with a pinch of patchouli.

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25th April

Beauty

Surprise your Garden with these mind-blowing Plants

Surprise your Garden with these mind-blowing Plants

It's the 9th anniversary of Garden Bargains and Ideal World working together, and nothing beats a birthday surprise. We know it‘s the thought that counts, so we put a lot of thought into our garden surprises and have got these great deals, that are not only bargains, but will also create and amazing talking point in your garden.

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21st April

Garden

Create an Instant Impact on your Garden

Create an Instant Impact on your Garden

Spring is here again and we‘re all itching to create an exciting new garden. One of the benefits of gardening is that it teaches you a zen-like patience in developing plants and beautiful borders. The rewards of a long season‘s hard labour can be immensely satisfying. But what if we need a quick fix or a last-minute save to get our garden ship-shape?

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21st March

Garden

Mich Turner Baking with the Stars (and Kenwood)

Mich Turner: Baking with the Stars (and Kenwood)

The Kenwood brand launched 70 years ago and we think that‘s worth celebrating. The real Ken(neth) Wood decided to invent a machine that would save cooks and home-owners alike time and effort in the kitchen. He came up with the original design: the A200 mixer. Four speeds, two bowls, twin beaters, a juicer, a whisk and even a cutlery polisher: not bad for it being only a couple of years after the end of WW2!

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17th March

Kitchen

It's Spring, Let's Party!

It‘s Spring, Let‘s Party!

Just like a newly budding plant we‘re beginning to poke our heads out of doors and glance at the sky. It looks like Spring is shaping up nicely. With temperatures getting bolder, the sun getting a wee bit less shy and lambs gambolling in the fields, it's high time we joined them for our own bit of March madness.

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10th March

Garden

Grow Your Own Lavender

Grow Your Own Lavender

Growing up to 80cm tall, their silver leaves come stuffed with a heady scent and the purple flowers will look gorgeous in summer. But they‘re useful, too, whether decorating or perfuming inside a house, or attracting bees and insects that‘ll pollinate your whole garden.

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9th March

Garden

How to Grow Your Own Strawberries

How to Grow Your Own Strawberries

Growing strawberries is simple, they only need some sun, some shelter, and fertile, well-drained soil. Why not try our special set of 20 x Strawberry Summer Runners to get you started? Everybody loves strawberries and there‘s never been a better time to grow your own. They're fast-growing, last several years and can be planted in soil, planters, bags, baskets, gardens, greenhouses, balconies … practically anywhere.

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3rd March

Garden

Start now and get the Perfect Lawn by Summer

Start now and get the Perfect Lawn by Summer

It‘s important to bear in mind that mowing is pruning. With all the care you put into pruning bushes and flowers, you shouldn‘t forget to prune (or mow) your lawn. With our guide and the correct tools, you can have a the perfect lawn by summer.

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2nd March

Garden

Get Inspired by Pancake Day

Get Inspired by Pancake Day

Pancake day rolls around every year and it‘s easy to be inspired by the incredible creations that come out of everyone's kitchen. Whether you‘re stacking up fluffy pancakes or enjoying a refined crêpe, we‘ve got some excellent recommendations to buff out your pancake-flipping abilities. Get everything you need to make perfect pancakes with this amazing bundle of a frying pan, spatula, whisk and measuring spoons.

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28th February

Kitchen

Hanging Basket Guide

Hanging Basket Guide

Hanging Baskets create instant impact from the moment they are planted up! We recommend planting grown-on plants and using McDermott‘s SwellGel & Feed, and our Premium Professional Compost mix for best results. A 15" ‘Easy Fill’ basket has room for 17 plants — one in each hole and 5 plants, evenly spaced on top.

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26th February

Garden

Bare Roots Buying

Bare Roots Buying

Have you seen our collection of bare root plants? Whether you‘re growing fruit, designing your landscape garden or looking for something new it‘s the right time of year to get bare root plants into the ground. If you‘re nervous about planting a tree or shrub with bare roots, or you haven‘t done it before, we‘ve got all the advice you need.

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19th February

Garden

FAQS About Fruit Trees

FAQS About Fruit Trees

Fruit production is dependent on a few factors, such as the weather and pollination by insects. Some trees are self-fertile, whilst others will require a pollinator in order to produce fruit.

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12th February

Garden

Grow Your Own Potatoes!

Grow Your Own Potatoes!

Potatoes are one of the most common vegetables to grow. They are easy to plant and take very little effort to look after and therefore it is easy to get a good crop of them. Our Patio Potato Kits are a cheap and fuss-free way to get reliable crops of fresh potatoes from your own garden, in the minimum of space. They include pots, fertiliser and different varieties of seed potato.

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1st February

Garden