GIFT IDEAS IN THE BANBURY AREA

1.  ACM Collectables 10 Blenheim Rise, King Sutton, OX17 3QX Telephone: 01295 812509 We are one of a selected few importers of Jada Diecast models. These include V-Dubs, Dub City, Bigtime Muscle, D-Rods and a range of accessories including, trailers, garage sets, figures & display turn tables etc. We also carry a range of Radio Control models by Jada, Maisto in various sizes and a small selection of Limited Edition Sunstar models can also be purchased.

2.  Belflair 18 Church Lane, Banbury, OX16 5LS Telephone: 01295 266 886 Great Chocolate Shop - The hallmark for better chocolates. Chocolate can be made to order for corporate events too.

3.  Brown's Original Banbury Cakes The Maltings, Beanacre, Hook Norton, OX15 5UA Telephone: 01608 730194 Maker's of Brown's Original Banbury Cakes since 1818. Used to be baked in Parson's Street in the Old Cake Shop dated 1568. Now distributed through local shops and by mail order.

4.   Castle Flowers Castle Quay Shopping Centre, Banbury OX16 5UN Telephone: 01295 277727 At Castle Flowers we offer a full and comprehensive array of flowers, fruit baskets and gifts from all over the world, imported into the UK on a daily basis and delivered directly to us fresh from the wholesalers to our warehouse and exclusive shop. Our experienced and qualified floral designers are on hand to craft spectacular creations for all occasions including Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Sympathy Flowers, Get Well Flowers, Mothers Day Flowers and Christmas.

5.  Catanger Llama Trekking Catanger Farm, Wappenham Road, Weedon Lois, Towcester, NN12 8FN    Telephone: 01327 860808 Looking for an unusual present? Want to find a new way to entertain your friends? Come llama trekking. Just 15 minutes drive from Banbury and you could be leading a gentle llama along bridleways and country lanes. Open all year, treks to suit everyone. Llama fibre gifts and trekking vouchers available. We also breed llamas and have a few young animals for sale each year.

6.  Dawns Flowers Burgess Farm, Middleton Cheney, Banbury, OX17 2NE Telephone: 07771 907 971 We specialise in Wedding Flowers, Brides Bouquets, Bridesmaids' Flowers. Church and reception arrangements and Thank you Bouquets and gifts. You can now also send our flowers all over the country with Flower Direct. Also Birthdays, Anniversarys, New Baby, Celebration, Sympathy & Funeral Flowers. Plus Valentine's Gifts & Bears, Ladies & Gents Fragrances, Champagne, Wine & Wine Accessories, Glassware, Experience Days, Chocolates, Soft Toys, Baby Soft Toys, Balloons, Nursery Gifts, Occasional Hampers and Fruit Hampers - Check our website for online ordering and more information.

7.  Duns Tew - Past & Present A Glimpse of Duns Tew - Past & Present - by Jon Baxter & John Green. All wrapped up in a fabulous little coffee table book selling at £4.95. All profits going to St. Mary Magdeleine Churce and Village Hall Duns Tew. I am not an historian and nor do I wish to be one, I am merely the editor of this book - its contents are the work of locals and residents of Duns Tew, past and present, who share a deep affection for the village.

8.  Steve Gold Photography Telephone: 07932 164 663 Unusual angles, wonderful light, quirky subjects - these are all aspects that influence my photography. I love to walk around a historic town or a buzzing city, especially as it's waking up, or 'turning in', and trying to get a feel of the atmosphere. If you are looking for for a picture for yourself or for a present, please contact me and I will let you know options and prices. All the images on offer will be in a limited edition, and will be numbered and signed accordingly. All are supplied carefully mounted, complete with a backing board and in a cellophane pocket. Framed pictures are also available.

9.  Hook Norton Pottery & Gallery East End Farmhouse, Hook Norton OX15 5LG Telephone: 01608 737414  Hand thrown pottery for catering and domestic use. Besides the comprehensive general domestic range, a large amount of catering or hotel ware is made for use extensively in the catering industry. Individual pieces are also produced both for collection and exhibitions.

10.  KNR Jewellery Telephone: 07967 399449 Mobile Children's Clay Parties. I will travel to your home/party venue, bring all the clay and tools needed for your children, the children create an item of their choice with my professional guidance. Once their little master pieces are made I will take them away, fire them in the kiln to make then solid and return them to you. Babies/Children's hands and feet plaques - These plaques can be any shape with your child's hands and/or feet imprinted into clay with personalised details - child's name, birth date, birth weight, child's birthday, message to receiver..up to you! Great for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas and birthday for parents, godparents and grandparents!

11.  Leonardo de Felice Telephone: 01295 265684   Mobile: 07050 237776 Unique Italian Dinner prepared and served in your own home using only the finest market fresh ingredients.

12.  North Oxfordshire Wine Company Heywards House, Little Bourton, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 1RJ Telephone: 01295 750075 North Oxfordshire Wine has been established for over 14 years, and our customers include some of the most prestigious companies in Banbury.  We will gladly make up hampers with various contents of your choice, e.g. wine, Spirits, port, stilton, smoked salmon, chocolates, etc. They are available in various sizes all year round and are
particularly popular for Christmas and Birthday presents.

13.  PartyLite - Beautiful Candles and Accessories Broughton Road, OX16 9QW Telephone: 07920 00 4100 Welcome to a world of fragrance - when someone enters your home, one of the first things you want them to notice is a welcoming fragrance - PartyLite has been creating welcoming fragrances in candles and flameless forms, specially formulated by the world's top fragrance houses, for nearly 40 years - Buy direct from me or host a Partylite Party..

14.  The Perfect Present Canalside House, Williamscot Road, Cropredy, OX17 1PQ Telephone: 01295 758822 Gift shop offering items such as jewellery, clothing, greeting cards, bags, household accessories, free gift wrap service. The Perfect Present offers unique and individual gifts for all occasions. Many items sold in the shop are fair-trade and handmade. It also stocks a range of gifts and cards made by local artists and many of the fairly traded items are sourced from Africa, Tibet, Bali, India and Nepal.