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5 Questions with Lisa Riley

5 Questions with Lisa Riley

We pick the brains of the brains behind Just Be You: Lisa Riley!

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4th December 2017

Fashion

Countdown to Christmas Part II

Countdown to Christmas Part II

As there's only a month to go it's getting close and there's still so much to do. Luckily you don't have to leave it to the last minute, as we're here with all the great advice you'll need to make a wonderful Christmas to happen.

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29th November 2017

General

Sage by Heston Blumenthal

Sage by Heston Blumenthal

We're excited to welcome Heston Blumenthal's new range, "Sage," to Ideal World. Here we give you a run-down of the latest kitchen gadgets from a culinary master.

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29th November 2017

Kitchen

Paint smarter, paint faster with Wagner.

Paint smarter, paint faster with Wagner.

Spray up to 8.4 gallons per hour with the Wagner Universal Sprayer W890, the fastest way to paint and spray with no mess or fuss, indoors or outdoors, in record time!

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27th November 2017

DIY

FAQs with STK

FAQs with STK

We asked STK all of your most commonly-asked questions.

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23rd November 2017

Tech

5 Facts About... Black Friday

5 Facts About... Black Friday

Grab yourself a great deal before Christmas and find out what Black Friday is all about.

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17th November 2017

General

What Kind of Board Game Are You?

What Kind of Board Game Are You?

Board games never go out of fashion, and whoever you are, there's a game you'll enjoy. But what should you play? Or what board game would be best to gift to a loved one? We hope that our (completely un-scientific) personality analysis below will help you decide What Kind Of Board Game Are You?

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16th November 2017

Toys

Watches: Our Guests

Watches: Our Guests

Our watch collection is a fantastic mix of fashion, couture, design and flawless execution. But none of it would be half as good as the ultimate companions: our watch guests. Read below to find out more information about the people behind our amazing watch brands:

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14th November 2017

Jewellery & Watches

10 Questions for Watch Week

10 Questions for Watch Week

Find out what makes our watch team tick with this glimpse behind the scenes at Ideal World. There is little more satisfying than adding to, or even starting, a watch collection. Beautiful timepieces with timeless quality that can add class and style to any outfit or occasion, and carry with them a sentimental story and thousands of years of human ingenuity in creating a masterpiece of engineering and design.

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10th November 2017

Jewellery & Watches

Make an Ideal World Kenwood Christmas Feast

Make an Ideal World Kenwood Christmas Feast

Cook up your most delicious Christmas yet with this amazing recipes.

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10th November 2017

Kitchen

10 Questions with the Winter Fashion Team

10 Questions with the Winter Fashion Team

Get the latest scoop ahead of the rest with our teaser article on Winter fashion at Ideal World.

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8th November 2017

Fashion

Five Facts About: Teddy Bears

Five Facts About: Teddy Bears

At Ideal World we understand the joy that a collector's teddy bear can bring. Each one is unique and beautiful and collecting can be a really rewarding experience. We are proud to host Hermann bears.

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3rd November 2017

General

Countdown to Christmas

Countdown to Christmas Part I

Part I of our guide. Get the low-down on how to get Christmas down, low-stress with Ideal World.

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26th October 2017

General

Top Tools for a Windswept Garden

Top Tools for a Windswept Garden

It's stormy out there! Autumn is blowing in with winter not far behind, and there's a danger this could play havoc with your gardening.

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20th October 2017

Garden

Moissanite: The Jewel with a Story

Moissanite: The Jewel with a Story

This stunningly-created jewel has a past as brilliant as its shine. Fifty thousand years ago a meteorite crashed into the Arizona desert creating what is now known as "Meteor Crater." Now, explore the rest of the story...

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18th October 2017

Jewellery & Watches

Five Facts About Apples

Five Facts About Apples

October 21st is Apple Day! The humble apple is more interesting than you might think, and we can prove it with our five amazing facts about apples.

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20th October 2017

Garden

Sun Park: A sun-soaked home away from home

Sun Park: A sun-soaked home away from home

Sun Park Lanzarote is a haven for active over 50s where you can enjoy the lifestyle of your dreams in an inspiring and friendly home-from-home with a special Ethos of community-spirit exclusive for active independent singles and couples. Sun Park is situated in the beautiful resort of Playa Blanca, Lanzarote.

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18th October 2017

General

Spread the cost with Flexi-pay!

Spread the Cost with Flexi-pay!

Spread the cost of large items with interest-free instalments, perfect for your Christmas shopping. We want the festive season to be as free of stress as possible. That's why we have Festive Flexi, a great way to spread the cost of your Christmas gifts over several months, without having to pay everything up front. Take a look at our video to see how we can save you stress and worry by spreading the cost of your shopping out.

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11th October

General

Become A Driving Expert with TomTom

Become a Driving Expert with TomTom

TomTom CURFER connects to your car's OBD port, and links to your smartphone to give you instant feedback on both your driving and how your car is performing. It can help you find your way back to your car, and give you coaching tips on acceleration, braking, cornering and idling. You can earn badges for your skills and share scores with friends. Drive smart while having fun.

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9th October

Tech

Get a Halogen Helper in the Kitchen

Get a Halogen Helper in the Kitchen

At Ideal World we're incredibly proud of our amazing cooking range and one of the jewels in our crown (or chef's hat?) is the Cookshop Halogen Oven. With its hinged lid you won't need a lid stand or to worry about hot steam, and with its simple-to-use controls you can easily and quickly make meals at the press of the button, without worrying about pre-heating or the size and power of your regular kitchen oven.

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5th October

Kitchen

10 Questions with the Christmas Crew

10 Questions with the Christmas Crew

It was the months leading up to Christmas and all throughout Ideal House people are preparing for the busiest retail time of the year. We took a peek behind the scenes to see what was stirring and it was more than a mouse: It was Phil Berridge! Phil is the Senior Creative Producer at Ideal World, and the big cheese in terms of getting the right look for all of our footage, year round.

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3rd October

General

Five Facts About Coffee

5 Facts About Coffee

At Ideal World we know the importance of a great cup of coffee. Nothing beats the smell of fresh coffee, and whether you're after a bargain pick-me-up or a gourmet espresso experience we've got the deal for you. Coffee can bring people together, or perk you up ready for the day, it's an ages-old tradition, constantly improved by ultra-modern technology, and we've got everything you'll need.

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29th September

Kitchen

10 Questions: Autumn Fashion

10 Questions: Autumn Fashion

With the launch of our fantastic new Autumn Range at Ideal World, we're bring comfort, quality and top trends to you at the best prices with all of our fashion brands. Ideal World copywriter Phil Mann took a peek behind the scenes and spoke to Kay Johnson and Sarah Abraham from the Ideal World Fashion team to get the scoop ahead of the big launch.

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27th September

Fashion

The Secrets of Sleep

The Secrets Of Sleep

We all know it's important to get a good night's sleep: for rest, relaxation and happiness. At Ideal World we want to stress the importance of getting rid of the stress of buying a new mattress. Plenty of mattress users out there are settling for second best, instead of a good night's rest. And it's not just us that think this: Following a survey at the National Centre for Social Research with Oxford Economics found a strong correlation between a good night's sleep and happiness, boosting the average person's happiness index rating by 15 points: which was rated by participants as better than having more money!

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22nd September

Home

Help with Drones & FAQs

Help with Drones & FAQs

With the festive season fast approaching and a drone at the top of many a wishlist for both the little kids (and big kids!) we thought we would try and make your buying decision easier. This year Ideal World is proud to present a range of drones, with something for everyone, drones featuring auto-flip for all of you aerial acrobatics, an altitude lock that stops it going too high and some even return to you automatically.

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21st September

Toys

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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21st September

Kitchen

The Swifts Pilot Front-Button Chronograph

The Swifts Pilot Front-Button Chronograph

Wear the watch of the official Swifts Aerial Display Team and get your piece of aeronautical history. Each member of the world-renowned Swifts wears this watch during their stunning aerial displays and have released this limited edition to give you the opportunity to join them.

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15th September

Jewellery & Watches

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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5th September

Health & Fitness

Thank you very mulch: how to make your own garden mulch

Thank you very mulch: how to make your own garden mulch

How to make your own leaf mulch. "Leaf mould" may not sound very exciting to the average person, but in your garden it can be an excellent source of nutrients and other benefits to boost your plants, flowers, vegetables or just to add to your composting heap.

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1st September

Garden

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

Jewellery & 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

Jewellery & 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

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

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

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