Thursday, December 21, 2006

A Merry Christmas from Hippo Gifts. Sincere best wishes from Steve and the team.

It may be a little early for a post-Christmas sale but to celebrate and as a thank you for your interest and support we have decided to offer you at least 20% off everything between now and midnight on 31st December.

No vouchers to go wrong! No code to enter. To get your discount, just bid and order as normal.

Here is how it works:

Order or bid for items as normally at the listed price. All items will be shipped on payment as soon as possible after 1st January. (We are closing for about a week after Christmas for a stock check (and I hope a rest!) and won't dispatch in that week.)
Please pay as usual by paypal and when we see your payment we will refund by paypal at least 20% of the selling price (not including postage).

The refund will be

Items selling for less than £5.00 - refund £1.00
Items selling for £5 to less than £10 - refund £2.00
Items selling for £10 to less than £15 - refund £3.00
and so on up!


Work it out -that's at least 20%. For small items we know we may be paying you to buy them but then it's Christmas!

For cheque and postal order payments (on orders placed by 31 December) please deduct the correct discount yourself from your payment befor posting it, as we cannot refund the discount by post.

We anticipate a lot of interest as people 'cash in' their Chritmas cheques and postal orders and a big demand so it is just possible we may sell out of some items. It may be wise to order as soon as possible, as it will be first come first serve if that happens. However rest assured all items are included, both store items and ebay auctions.

Have a wonderful holiday
Steve
Hippo Gifts/DalekCity

also now at www-hippogifts-net (same discount applies)





Best Regards Steve (www.hippogifts.net) or http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Hippo-Gifts

On line for: wedding & christening gifts. Buddhas, Hindu gods, Knights Templar, Egyptian, fairy, gothic & fantasy figures. Garden statues, gargoyles, wind chimes, dreamcatchers, abstract statues & ornaments. Toys, chess, clocks, moneyboxes, balls. Hippos, dragons, other animals, & many more wonderful things.

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Saturday, November 18, 2006


Are fairies real?

The summer before last I was walking in the locally named 'Fairy Glen' near Fortrose in the Black Isle, north of Inverness, Scotland, a place no stranger to magic. It was dusk. For the space of a few seconds I saw near a tree branch a few feet away what I recognised to be a fairy. It was perhaps four inches tall with glistening wings. It hovered stationary for a while then fluttered away and the instictive recogition faded. The scientific mind clicked in. That told me that creatures such as these, the natives call fairies, were what we call bats. So it was 'only' a bat, and I was disappointed. It looked like a fairy. What is the best name for it, bat or fairy, and which should I choose?


Enough of that! We have plenty of fairies at Hippo Gifts but not real ones. Here is a fairy clock we just added. You can see this and other fairies at www.hippogifts.net using this link:

http://www.hippogifts.net/catalog/c23_p1.html

or on auction at ebay here:

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Hippo-Gifts_Fairies-Magic-Unicorns_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ2QQftidZ2QQpZ2QQtZkm


Best Regards Steve (www.hippogifts.net)

On line for: wedding & christening gifts. Buddhas, Hindu gods, Knights Templar, Egyptian, fairy, gothic & fantasy figures. Garden statues, gargoyles, wind chimes, dreamcatchers, abstract statues & ornaments. Toys, chess, clocks, moneyboxes, balls. Hippos, dragons, other animals, & many more wonderful things.

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Friday, November 17, 2006


From my previous blog you will know we sell mad hippos.

But not just mad hippos!

The whole set of six pushy zoo toys is now listed, and even better get all six for the price of five, but only at www.hippogifts.net

From about 3 to 5 inches tall and made of wood, they feel like 'real' toys.

Here is the best link:

http://www.hippogifts.net/catalog/c28_p1.html



Regards Steve (www.hippogifts.net)

On line for: wedding & christening gifts. Buddhas, Hindu gods, Knights Templar, Egyptian, fairy, gothic & fantasy figures. Garden statues, gargoyles, wind chimes, dreamcatchers, abstract statues & ornaments. Toys, chess, clocks, moneyboxes, balls. Hippos, dragons, other animals, & many more wonderful things.

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One of the things about a Hippo blog and Hippo website is you can't get away from them.
I mean of course hippos.

On our ebay site we have the odd 'mad hippo' auction to make life interesting. The items start at 0.01p (GBP) plus reasonably modest postage. This ensures a few bids (or more sometimes) but often it's a bargain. Mad really, makes no money, but I like it.

You can see more details of the wooden hippo pushy toy and other mad hippo offers at this page:

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Hippo-Gifts_Mad-Hippo-0-01-Listings_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ17QQftidZ2QQtZkm

Only on ebay so far but I will add a whole set of pushy zoo animals to www.hippogifts.net in due course.

Happy bidding
Steve

Hi again


I thought I'd mention that probably our most popular item ever, which has been away for a while, is back in stock. I am very pleased because I like them Laughing. Dragons have a big following and are highly collectable. Whether you like blue or purple, these are great items to own.


As most items at Hippo Gifts they are available at out home site, http://www.hippogifts.net/ or if you prefer on ebay.


Here are the links to the pages to see them. There be other dragons nesting there also!


http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Hippo-Gifts_Fantasy-and-Gothic-Figures_Dragons_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ3730840QQftidZ2QQtZkm


http://www.hippogifts.net/catalog/c11_p1.html


A remarkably low price of £10.98 each plus realistic costing and fast shipping from the UK.






Even if you don't want the actual thing, they are nice pictures don't you think?



Regards Steve (www.hippogifts.net)

On line for: wedding & christening gifts. Buddhas, Hindu gods, Knights Templar, Egyptian, fairy, gothic & fantasy figures. Garden statues, gargoyles, wind chimes, dreamcatchers, abstract statues & ornaments. Toys, chess, clocks, moneyboxes, balls. Hippos, dragons, other
animals, & many more wonderful things.










Saturday, October 21, 2006

Bouncy balls. Are you aware that novelty bouncy balls are the new kid's craze these days. The sort that have figures, like aliens, planes or animals inside which can be seen through the clear plastic. They have all the classic features of a classic toy. They come in many different colours and types of figure, take jets, which can have ten or so collectable designs that can be saved and swapped to make sets. They are great fun, the dense rubber making them bounce incredibly high, higher than expected. Best of all for the shops they are easily lost when they bounce behind the petunias, so there is a constant demand for replacements. I feel they are great because being quite small they can be shipped worldwide without breaking the bank in postal charges.

The ones we stock at Hippo Gifts are varied, including for example aliens, evil eyes that glow in the dark, airplanes, dolphins, penguins, soccer balls/players, polar animals like whales, dinosaurs, flies, crabs, octopi, snakes and sea creatures.A young member of my family is particularly keen on one particular ball, with a red alien inside, that she bounces round the garden. It can keep her occupied for days.

You can see our range on line at www.hippogifts.com, specifically at this catalogue page: http://www.hippogifts.net/catalog/c27_p1.htmlnet/catalog/c27_p1.html We also have the same selection on line in our ebay shop, if you prefer that venue, ready for the Christmas rush. (Beware they may sell out in the days as the holiday gets near.)

Here is the longer url for the ebay store page:
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Hippo-Gifts_Toys-and-Games-chess_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ13QQftidZ2QQtZkm

RegardsSteve (www.hippogifts.net)

On line for: wedding & christening gifts. Buddhas, Hindu gods, Knights Templar, Egyptian, fairy, gothic & fantasy figures. Garden statues, gargoyles, wind chimes, dreamcatchers, abstract statues & ornaments. Toys, chess, clocks, moneyboxes, balls. Hippos, dragons, other animals, & many more wonderful things.













Friday, October 20, 2006



Still on the animal money box theme. When you have made some hard earned money, ever feel like making it safe. How about collectable animal money boxes, the safest place to make a deposit.

On-line at http://www.hippogifts.net/ we now have hippos (naturally), dogs, sheep, dinosaurs, elephants, cats, frogs, gorillas, hedgehogs, rabbits, rhinos, penguins and cows. They all feel keen to get your money.

A great growth idea for you or for your juniors this Christmas.

Take a look at this page to see them all on line: http://www.hippogifts.net/catalog/c3_p1.html

Alternatively see them on line at Hippo Gifts on ebay at this page:http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Hippo-Gifts_Money-Boxes_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ11QQftidZ2QQtZkm


Above are another two of my favourites, the dog and the giraffe.


Remember, not many more days to Christmas.

Steve



www.HippoGifts.net for: Unique Gift Ideas, Abstract statues, wedding & christening gifts. Buddhas, Hindu gods, Knights Templar, Egyptian, fairy, gothic & fantasy figures. Garden statues, gargoyles, wind chimes & ornaments. Christmas & Halloween presents. Toys, chess, clocks, moneyboxes. Hippos & other animals. Willow sticks, candles, curtains & other wonderful things. Hippo Gifts is an feel good on-line gift store based in Sussex, England


Saturday, October 14, 2006




Hi

I just have to show you a dear long lost friend. This little piggybank money box has been unavailable for ages and has always been a favourite. I think I had more enquiries about this than any other out of stock item.

Well, the pig is back!

Only on ebay so far

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220036210401&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1

www.hippogifts.net











Sunday, October 08, 2006


Halloween is almost history this year and Christmas is fast approaching. Here is the first new item of stock at www.hippogifts.net with a festive (and religious) theme. Please check out our fourteen piece nativity set, which has a cartoon feel that would be great for kids, for example.

Here is the link to the catalogue page:

http://www.hippogifts.net/catalog/i87.html

If you prefer eBay, the set is also available at this link:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220035602362&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1

Thanks for looking
Steve













Miniturisation at hippo gifts - new mouse figures


Straight to ebay this time, Hippo Gifts has listed fourteen different mouse figures.
Here is the auction link:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220035595406&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1
You can buy them now if you look!
Cinderella liked mouses, a cool cat! So should you. Have a heart!
Please click
Steve