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Feelin' Hot, Hot, Hot!

Posted by fran onFriday Jul 25, 2014 Under General Ramblings

Hotter than this heatwave, the most stylish and scientific product this year has finally landed in stock, that's right, the amazing Smart Phone Projector! Only £15.95 what more could you want in a film viewing experience in your home! Visit the Daily Mail for the low down on this top product!

Mr Grey is back - when the trailer was released this week for '50 Shades of Grey' us girls were utterly melting, whilst staring at Jamie Dornan's hot bod. If you've not yet sweltered under this heated up video, and sung to this slowed down version of Beyonce's 'Crazy in Love' then check it out here: 50 Shades of Grey Trailer.

The garden's been spruced up and we have a brand new table and chair set for our patio, therefore lunch has been solely for sunning ourselves! We've also been growing a garden for the little things in life, great for teaching children the roots to being fabulously green fingered!

We've had you lot talking your top hot hero's and and ways to cool down in this heat, our favourite suggestion being Flash, because he can do all the cleaning, quickly... well that figures.

And within a flash this sun will be gone again so get out this weekend and enjoy the rays, lush landscape and picnics galore! One more thing... if you want to chill out, out friend Dicko knows where to go for the perfect solution... visit The Dicko Show for more information!

For now, we leave you with this rather dandy sunset scenery :)

 

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Holiday Happiness & Heatwaves!

Posted by fran onFriday Jul 18, 2014 Under General Ramblings

Scarecrows, Sunshine & Snaps!

So as you may or may not know, Prezzybox are based in the countryside, far from the big and bustling city life! But this week, with a heatwave on it's way, the little shire that is Austrey all gathered to admire an array of Scarecrows galore!

Not only did our MD, Zak get asked to judge who won, but he literally got to 'follow the yellow brick road'!

We know what you are thinking... what's that weird last one meant to be? A goat, that's right. We may have been a little last minute with our attempt!

Polls has been 'wagging' work this week as she went off to the beach, and even tried out surfing! Why don't you send us your's or your pets holiday snaps on Instagram? Just follow us and use #prezzybox in a comment on the photo!

But what really got our goat this week is all these thunderbugs, and that over hanging talk of thunder! Heatwave we love you, we like a tan, summer picnics and camping, but pleaseeee don't combine this with horrendous amounts of water - unless this is a water fight!

We are also giving you another chance to get your hands on two awesome summer giveaways! Head over to The Student Guide and Twitter to enter!

Lighting and candles are all the rage this summer, whether you fancy an evening in the outdoors, or simply a cosy night in on the sofa, we have the perfect solution for both summer settings. Edge Magazine & Frost Magazine let you in on our lovely lighting this week.

Thanks for stopping by and keep updated here.

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So this week summer hit us with a bang - and by that I mean a little bit of sun, meant thousands of Thunderbugs attacking us, and a nice confusion of little black dots under our computer screens - photo editing, need I say no more.

Not that Polly needed one in this heat - but she decided the Dr Who scarf quite suited her and we think those Goaties may have wanted to try it out too!

Sam stunned us with his rad new ride... looking rather Mod with his Vespa! We may have got a little overexcited about the glove box and spare Tyre however.

Down went the electric on Thursday afternoon, which for an all online company meant "oooooo office clean up time everyone" (wild) plus the torture of an annoying house alarm going off for around an hour... #earswereringing

And yes, we did laugh when Gareth from Customer Services came downstairs and tried to flick the light on asking "Why are the lights not working?" hmm we wonder, there hasn't just been a massive power cut or anything! Hehe!

Today is the day! We are supporting Birmingham Children's Hospital with 'The Big Bandage', thanks to all who have helped raise money so far, if you'd like to donate you visit our Just Giving page here.

The MD has had a week of glory with his team still in the World Cup (Argentina) & being asked to judge the village Scarecrow festival - either he's highly thought of in the village or he looks like a scarecrow, so village folk assume he will make the best judgement... we think the latter. Of course, we couldn't not be involved... so the challenge to build a goat scarecrow is afoot!

The Dicko Show has moved on from hot sauce to sweet treats! Talking about our Gummy Candy Teddy Maker, check it out: The Dicko Show

Finally we wish the very best of luck to our Buyer, Keeley, with her interview for Rising Star Awards today! You'll smash it Keels!

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A life full of literature...

Posted by fran onMonday Jul 7, 2014 Under General Ramblings

Prezzybox Book Club!

"I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense."

We love burying our heads in a lovely bit of literature, and we also love weird and wonderful writing. You can now get lost in a book with us, ready to be inspired, insightful, and included in a piece of prose that'll bring you pure happiness.

This is how the Prezzybox Book Club will work, each month we will set a book to read and at the end of the month there will be a blog relating to the chosen book. Here we will ask questions and discuss through the comments.

But for now, we want you to suggest books we should add to the reading list... so help us out and comment below!

Simply follow our Pinterest board to keep up to date with the Book Club - join in on this month's read 'The Lovely Bones' by Alice Sebold.

We also want to know your favourite author... so give us a quote!

 

 

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Did someone say Christmas?

Posted by fran onFriday Jul 4, 2014 Under General Ramblings

BeDAZZLING Gifts & Cool Competitions!

Santa and Rudolph may not be on their way just yet but the Prezzybox Team are! This week our marketing lady Fran, & buyer Keeley attended Flared Communications 'BeDAZZLED' Christmas in July event - hauling a load of goodies with them!

They may have looked like the Chuckle Brothers carrying to and fro boxes of goodies around London's centre, but it was worth it to give our new friends that popped by some of our favourite products, and a cheeky bit of early Christmas cheer!

Not to mention we met Kirk Norcross (TOWIE), Liz McClarnon (ATOMIC KITTEN), Cheryl Fergison (EASTENDERS) & Jay Camilleri (MODEL) not to mention a bunch of other celebs and journos! To check out the full going's on at the event visit our Facebook album here: Christmas in July.

Thanks to our wonderful hosts, suppliers and guests!

In other news this week we will be supporting Birmingham Children's Hospital on the 11th July 2014 with their annual event 'The Big Bandage', if you'd like to get involved & donate you can visit our Just Giving page here. Simply wear a bandage for the day wherever you are!

We'd love to see and share your photos so get involved and send them in via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

Last but not least...where better than to hold our competition to win the SLR Konstruktor Camera? You guessed it... Instagram! Simply follow us on Instagram and share with us your favourite photo using #prezzybox to enter!

Also, our literature loving has took one step further with the Prezzybox Book Club! Simply follow our Pinterest board to join in, have your say and suggest books!

Goodbye for now! #HappyFriday!

 

 

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BBQ Bonanzas & London Loving!

Posted by fran onFriday Jun 27, 2014 Under General Ramblings

So as you (probably) know we are based in a country farmhouse in the middle of the very lovely (& quiet) Warkwickshire. Our days at work tend to consist of hard work plus gallons of fun & of course...goats. This week was like any other. Awesome.

We began with a BBQ, initially to watch the England game however, this quickly turned into bevvys, good food and friendly chit chat.  Our garden patio project was soon finished, and BBQ King Barney needed a crown for simply keeping the sausages on the BBQ - whilst John (the CEO) was trying his luck at shooting some hoops!

As you can imagine, after the normal Prezzybox scene, when Fran and Sam from Marketing visited London it was a little different to our office at Prezzybox HQ...

Besides the bustling city that kept us awake at night, the cramped tubes and aching feet - we did get to see the sights, meet some fantastic journalists from the Sunday Express, and Channel 4's Gadget Man,  as well as absorb the knowledge of trusty marketers alike! To both Marketing Week Live and our journo friends, thanks for having us!

On top of all that, you lovely lot can also be in for a chance of winning some fab prizes with our friends over at Hyper Recruitment Systems just head over to twitter to enter @RickMartin247 or @Prezzybox!

Finally, we have gathered all the gear for our Christmas in July event on Tuesday, and we are prepared for all, with goodies galore, prosecco at the ready and our perfect Prezzybox products for everyone to see! Wish us luck!

Thanks for popping by the Prezzyblog!

 

 

 

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Awe-summer!

Posted by fran onFriday Jun 20, 2014 Under General Ramblings

Summer Lovin'!

Getting ready for an awesome summer? So are the Prezzybox team! Next week we will be barbecuing on our brand new patio *crossed fingers* and we are sure to see our goaties out and about on Goatopolis! Mashy likes to keep a close eye on all the goings on, as usual - peeking through the gate!

We've got some great giveaways coming up from Starwars to Slushies - so listen out on JACK FM for your chance to win our Lightsaber BBQ Tongs and check out Twitter if you fancy an refreshingly retro slushie this Summer!

All week we've been preparing to hit London town for our Christmas in July event! Quickly gathering goodies together - samples have been landing on our desks from our very supportive suppliers all week! We'll keep you updated in July!

Our golden girl Polly has been catching some rays in the garden - we wish we were as relaxed as our perfect pooch!

Not only was it National Picnic Week this week, but tomorrow (Saturday 21st June) it's World Music Day!

Technically you should have been enjoying triangular sandwiches, a nice flask of tea and cupcakes all week! But don't worry if you missed out - we've got all summer left!

And with Glasto and V fest approaching what better than to celebrate a day made for music - we'll certainly have Saturday night fever with our new retro radio's blasting our top tunes!

Finally - we asked you lot what best described Prezzybox - and we were ecstatic to hear that you said exactly what we think we do best. Provide innovative, affordable & fun gifts! We love you lovely lot and value your absolute awesomeness!

What about the World Cup I hear you ask... well Dicko's on hand to dish out the deal on his favourite product this week!

Now go and enjoy a nice cold bevvy!

 

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World Cup, Wins & Weirdness!

Posted by fran onFriday Jun 13, 2014 Under General Ramblings

 Top Dads, Songs, Summer & Sport!

This week we want to spread the love on the run up to Father's Day, so if you have got a Top Dad Joke or Quote that simply shouldn't be heard... let's celebrate Dads everywhere and give them their day of glory and share it with us!

Did you know... Dads spend over 6 days a year catching creepy crawlies? That's worth £6,115 if his job was pest control! Click here for the total value of Dad's role - it's a wonder he copes! And did someone say... 'You should be dancing... yeah!'  because Dads all around think they've got the moves, let's turn bad to rad and give Dad our Guidelines to Rad Dad Dancing this Father's Day!

Also this week the football frenzy has finally began! The World Cup has kicked off and our work sweep stake chart has gone up, but who will be in for a win...

We've a feeling our boss Barney might be feeling lucky with Brazil, Spain and France in his hands! And what better way to watch the World Cup than with nice slice of Chocolate Pizza!

Getting ready for Festival season we've got a selection of festival gear and we are going mad over music with our daily game of 'guess the song', which of course the MD had to win this week! Here he is celebrating - Absolute Radio here's your new absolute fan!

Our new Steepletone record player has brought about nostalgia at PB and Barney even went a little too far as he got groovy in some hippy attire!

Needless to say our new casual employee, Robin, was weirded out when walking into the Prezzybox office, with Barney's dress sense and goats attacking him for a bite of his lunch! Nevertheless he got on with the job to create our new patio area ready for a BBQ in the upcoming summer days!

We are also proud to announce that this week our Buyer, Keeley, has been shortlisted for Buyer/Merchandiser of the year award with Retail Week Rising Stars 2014! See more here: Rising Star's Awards

Our friend The Dicko Show also shows big appreciation for Dads with this weeks blog post on 'Why Dads are Awesome' . Fathers everywhere, are we feeling the love?!

Happy Friday enjoy the weekend!

 

 

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Cheers to Cheese Week

Posted by fran onFriday May 30, 2014 Under General Ramblings

Getting Cheesy

How do you get a mouse to smile? ... Say Cheese! 

Well, we didn't need to be mice to be smiling this week... knowing that cheesy goodness was coming our way during British Cheese Week, we got out the crackers quicker than Wallace and Grommit and got nibbling away on a delicious cheese platter, some tasty scones, quiche, mac and cheese and more!

If you are a cheese lover like those of us lot at Prezzybox HQ check out our cheese gifts.

The slate cheese board is perfect for Dad this Father's day, you can even get those budding chefs in the kitchen this summer with our Kids Cheese Making Kit, or buy our beautifully personalised cheeseboard for a loved up couple this year - if you've got a wedding to go to, this is a gorgeous gift to give.

Want to know what The Dicko Show thinks to our newest edition to the Prezzybox cheese category... tell you what, we'll let you in on a sneaky peek:

'I can't think of a better way to honor British Cheese Week, and the single greatest foodstuff on the planet than to make my own! Thankfully, the Scottish Crowdie Cheese Making Kit allows me to do just that. Now if I can only work out how to make a fudge flavour...'

Goings On In Goat Land!

We are back with even more fun in our Goaties lives! At the end of last week the build of Goatopolis got well underway with some of the team, and a few handy helpers (including Thor's hammer), putting in place some platforms for our Goats to get climbing on.

Finally World No Smoking Day (31st May 2014) sets about discussion on the e-cigarette, can it really help millions to quite smoking tobacco and save lives as health officials have recently claimed? Discover more and have your say here: The Rise of the E-cigarette - Normalise or No?

Here's a cheesy CHEERS to stopping by the Prezzyblog!

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D.A.D

Posted by fran onFriday May 23, 2014 Under General Ramblings

Father's Day!

On the run up to Fathers Day (Sunday June 15th) we have gifts galore to get Dad smiling, and get you in his extra awesome 'good books'! Go on treat your old man whether he's the classic tie lover, or the bad dad joker... he deserves it!

Dad the Disco Joker - Let's get rid of that rad dad hair-do (from his ears!)

Ready to Rock Dad - He's looses his keys, his phone, a little bit of his brain... and his plectrum! Even when he's air guitaring!

Football Mad Dad - The biggest football fan you know, get him something extra special this Father's Day and help make memories!

The Big Cheese - He loves his food, he loves his cheesy jokes. Enough said.

Man of Mystery - Thinks he's as smooth as James Bond... we reiterate 'thinks'.

The Smart and Stylish Dad - Won't leave the house without a shirt and tie and some classic cufflinks!

We would fear for fashion if Dad's got involved, see The Evolution of Dad Fashion here!

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