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Christmas present ideas that support caving and local businesses
« on: December 03, 2020, 09:05:47 pm »


Why not support local businesses/charity this year with your Christmas shopping? 

Surely Amazon have earnt enough in 2020.

Here are a few suggestions and ideas for presents this year.



A calendar for the Derbyshire Caver in your life!

https://derbyshirecro.org.uk/2021-fundraising-peak-caving-recue-calendar/




With gift vouchers, 10% off all Rab and other great offers there are plenty of reasons to support this iconic caving shop.  A friend of mine just bought Fenix lights for his cycling buddy, so gifts for non cavers too!  ;D
https://www.inglesport.com/




Tony is in the Mendips next weekend and The Peak on the 19th or of course you can order online.
For excellent customer service and a depth of knowledge give Starless River a call or click!
https://www.starlessriver.com/shop/




You can never have enough wetsuit socks!  ;D




Tim and I have thoroughly enjoyed the huge variety of films available through the Kendal Mountain Festival Film Pass - currently watching a team bring a piano down a mountain in the Himalayas!  Films available all December.

https://www.kendalmountainfestival.com/ticket-prices/




Super talented, Angela Wright designs and makes beautiful jewelry - check out her new, custom made, 'Earth Dance' series....you can tell she's married to a caver  ;D
https://www.angela-wright-designs.com/


Any more ideas? Please post here :)

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Re: Christmas present ideas that support caving and local businesses
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2020, 11:26:11 pm »
Is it possible to buy Ukcaving mugs.

If so Where?
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Re: Christmas present ideas that support caving and local businesses
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2020, 11:55:52 pm »
Is it possible to buy Ukcaving mugs.

If so Where?

Hija, I'll see if we have one spare, if so you can have one :)

Maybe we should get some more made??  :coffee:

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Re: Christmas present ideas that support caving and local businesses
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2020, 07:29:39 am »
The cave-related greeting cards on the Descent website are fantastic:

https://www.wildplaces.co.uk/greeting-card

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Re: Christmas present ideas that support caving and local businesses
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2020, 07:37:08 am »
Caving mug?



http://handknittedpottery.co.uk/caving-pottery
Hugh (handknitted pottery) also takes custom orders, perhaps a bit late for this Christmas but earlier on this year he made me his first pair of book ends - we absolutely love them!


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Re: Christmas present ideas that support caving and local businesses
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2020, 08:26:28 am »
If you want blank cards for most occasions:
https://www.gharparau.org.uk/shop/

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Re: Christmas present ideas that support caving and local businesses
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2020, 12:52:16 pm »
Not caving, but local to the Peak, this group has over 100 local traders making stuff and selling direct to the public....
https://www.facebook.com/groups/peakedinterestchristmasmarket

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Re: Christmas present ideas that support caving and local businesses
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2020, 01:24:36 pm »
Ukcaving mugs, a word of warning: If you get (or have got) such a mug, don't put it in a dish washing-up machine; I did, and it took off most of the decoration, leaving a nearly-pure-white mug!  :weep:

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Re: Christmas present ideas that support caving and local businesses
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2020, 01:58:02 pm »
I don't have a dishwasher, so I don't know for sure, but the print seems perfectly robust on mine and it's been in regular use for several years.
Perhaps there was a dodgy batch?
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Re: Christmas present ideas that support caving and local businesses
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2020, 03:53:54 pm »
Surely Amazon have earnt enough in 2020.

Yes.
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Re: Christmas present ideas that support caving and local businesses
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2020, 05:02:37 pm »
Dominika has some beautiful caving/cavers prints for sale on her website:

https://www.domeeart.com/art-prints

I think that she's stopped selling The Cave Starter pack due to printing costs, but I think another run is on the cards...

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Re: Christmas present ideas that support caving and local businesses
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2020, 07:17:18 pm »
Ukcaving mugs, a word of warning: If you get (or have got) such a mug, don't put it in a dish washing-up machine; I did, and it took off most of the decoration, leaving a nearly-pure-white mug!  :weep:

You must have a pretty severe dishwasher Fulk.  One of my ukcaving mugs has been through our dishwasher many many times with only a little fading  after four years. 

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Re: Christmas present ideas that support caving and local businesses
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2020, 11:15:29 pm »
 :shrug:

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Re: Christmas present ideas that support caving and local businesses
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2020, 10:13:35 am »
Maybe different batches?

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Re: Christmas present ideas that support caving and local businesses
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2020, 03:42:53 pm »
Maybe we should get some more made??  :coffee:

My missus pinched mine, it's the "perfect size", so if you do, put me down for a couple.
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Re: Christmas present ideas that support caving and local businesses
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2020, 07:09:45 am »
Thanks for the suggestions Ms. Pegasus! That's SWMBO's Christmas present sorted - always a problem; you would have thought being married to me would suffice for an eternal gift.
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Re: Christmas present ideas that support caving and local businesses
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2020, 12:04:45 pm »
Thanks for the suggestions Ms. Pegasus! That's SWMBO's Christmas present sorted - always a problem; you would have thought being married to me would suffice for an eternal gift.

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Re: Christmas present ideas that support caving and local businesses
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2020, 12:02:03 pm »
 Does this count ?

 https://www.brewpoint.co.uk/
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Re: Christmas present ideas that support caving and local businesses
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2020, 10:46:57 pm »
Thanks for the ideas folks, pleased to say a caver I know has bought his wife some jewelry from Angela. Inglesport said they'd been really busy when I was in last week which is great to hear  :)

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Re: Christmas present ideas that support caving and local businesses
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2020, 09:11:03 am »
Those who would like to see their favorite caving photos ( or even dog or family) hanging on your wall(or in your hut) will not be dissapointed by visiting 'Pro canvas' on Skipton market. Their product is amazing, the printing is sharp and the frames are sturdy.. And a fraction of the price of photo printing chains. They set up every market day come rain or shine however they really need the business.. Esp in New year. They have a FB page:-
https://m.facebook.com/ProCanvasStudio/
I've had a few done and I'm really pleased with the results.
They will be set up tomorrow and all prints are done there and then.

 

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