There’s no denying that Christmas is set to be a little different than usual this year.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has thrown countless hurdles at us this year – with many bracing for more over the next month – but that certainly doesn’t mean the fun has to be put on hold this festive season too.
We just have to find different ways of having it.
This is probably why online gifting website Prezzybox – well-known for its wide variety of personalised presents – has taken comical Christmas gifting to a whole new level this year, and it’s not just the presents themselves it’s thought of either.
Basically, you can now buy personalised wrapping paper with your face all over it to wrap presents in this Christmas and it’s brilliant.
According to the Prezzybox website, the Personalised Faces Gift Wrap is: “A great way of wrapping a family gift or a gift for a couple,
“This awesome wrapping paper can be personalised with any face or faces of your choice.
“You can add up to 12 faces (because why wouldn’t you want to) such as your face, their face, their partner’s face, their crush’s face, their pet’s face, their boss’s face (a bit strange but okay), basically any face.”
The Personalised Faces Gift Wrap comes in a choice of five colours – red, blue, orange, pink, and teal.
Each order comes with two of the highest-quality sheets of wrapping paper (475mm x 680mm) and is designed to “deliver some festive magic”.
Prezzybox advises shoppers who purchase the Personalised Faces Gift Wrap to chose a clear photo to be printed – one where the face can clearly be seen – and to remember that “the better the picture quality, the better the print”.
You should also note that personalised gifts can only be returned if faulty.
Well, at least the recipient won’t be able mistake or question who the present’s from, right?
No gift tags needed.
If this simple but genius invention sounds like something you could make pretty good use of for wrapping presents for your loved ones in this festive season, then the Personalised Faces Gift Wrap is available to get your hands on for only £4.99+ delivery.
The product will be produced within two/three days of ordering, and will be delivered via standard delivery taking four/five working days.
You can get yours from the Prezzybox website here.
People label Beyonce the ‘Peter Kay of pop’ as pre-sale sites crash in scramble for tickets
It’s happened again, guys – fans have managed to crash the O2 Priority website in their scramble to buy tickets, and this time it’s Beyonce who’s thrown a spanner in the works.
It looks like standing tickets will cost £106.80, while seated tickets are priced between £56.25 and £199.
Then the VIP packages are WILDLY expensive, priced all the way up to £2400.
One person tweeted: “what an absolute joke yet again from O2 #priority same with Peter Kay and now @Beyonce tickets – App has issues and the website sends you a code only to tell you its invalid. You knew this was coming and you failed again. A nightmare.”
Another said about the pre-sale: “The only other person that’s crashed o2 priority is peter kay would’ve never called beyonce ‘the female peter kay’ but here we are x.”
Presented Andy Goulding posted, alongside a screenshot of an error message: “What do Beyoncé, Peter Kay and a free Greggs sausage roll on a Friday, all have in common?”
Someone else said to O2: “App not working. You would think you would learn after the Peter Kay fiasco.”
It’s also caused another weird issue, because the O2 Priority app also has a promotion on for a free Greggs mocha – one person tweeted: “You lot fully crashed the O2 priority app, I can’t even get my free greggs mocha!! Get off the damn app!! Beyoncé can wait, I need my mocha now!!”
A statement from O2 Priority said: “We apologise to anyone experiencing difficulties trying to get Beyoncé tickets through Priority. Tickets are selling and we’re seeing huge demand. We’re doing everything we can behind the scenes to help keep the app running smoothly.”
Fans were also fuming yesterday when Beyonce announced her UK tour dates – and shunned Manchester.
The 41-year-old megastar is instead going to performing three nights in London at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, plus shows in Cardiff, Edinburgh, and Sunderland.
Featured image: BBC / Instagram, @beyonce
Greggs announces return of fan-favourite pasty – but vegans are ‘gutted’ about it
Greggs has announced that one of its fan-favourite vegan pasties has returned for a limited time only, but vegans aren’t too happy about it.
In fact, some would go as far as to saying they are pretty “gutted”.
After teasing its comeback for the past couple of days now, with fans of the beloved bakery chain doing some hardcore sleuthing work to try and figure out what it was, Greggs finally took to social media this morning to announce that the Vegan Sausage, Bean and CheeZe Melt is back on the menu at stores nationwide.
The chain explained that after a three month hiatus from the menu to make way for the Vegan Festive Bake in November, the Vegan Sausage, Bean and CheeZe Melt is making a comeback, and is now available to tuck into from just £1.90.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the bake, the vegan-friendly version is designed to mirror the original and much-loved Sausage, Bean and Cheese Melt, and is also wrapped in layers of golden puff pastry – but instead of the classic filling, it’s loaded with pieces of vegan sausage, grated original and mozzarella flavour vegan cheeZe, and, of course, baked beans.
Greggs says the pasty’s return follows “pleas from fans”, who’ve been encouraging it to reintroduce the item back to the menu.
But if social media’s been anything to go by this morning, it looks like those pleas have been somewhat drowned out by disappointed vegans and non-meat eaters who were hoping it would be the popular Vegan Steak Bake returning instead.
“What has happened to the vegan steak bake? I know I keep banging on about it, but they don’t even stock them in my local Icelands anymore. Miffed,” another fan wrote, while a third added: “The vegan steak bake is so much better than the vegan sausage, beans and cheese.”
Another fan wrote: “Gutted – was hoping for the vegan steak bake.”
While some fans seemed to be happy about it, the general consensus seems to be that the announcement was “pretty disappointing” after they were left waiting all week to find out would be returning.
For those disappointed fans though, Greggs has already launched a new selection of new meat-free menu items this month – with the introduction of the Vegan Southern Fried Chicken-Free Baguette, Vegan Chicken-Free Goujons, Vegan Chicken-Free Cajun Roll, and Warm Winter Vegetable Soup.
The Vegan Sausage, Bean and CheeZe Melt is now available in all Greggs shops across the UK.