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Waterproof Mudskippers pounds 29.99 plus postage and packing.

A Danish fishing invention provided the inspiration for this piece of children's armour - designed for kids with an appetite for mess. For extensive off-road exploration wellies just don't let you get right up to your elbows in filth and are easily sucked of in mid-wade by mud with an appetite for small feet. These brightly coloured salopettes are moulded directly on to tough rubber boots to provide full protective entertainment. They have reflective safety strips for evening missions and adjustable straps.

Mudskippers, The Edington Sporting Company, 8-10 White Hays North, West Wilts Trading Estate, Westbury, Wilts BA13 4JT (01373 825469)

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Address book, Out of Earth, pounds 8.90

If you know lots of liars, cheats, thieves, riff-raff or phonies this is the address book for you. Alternatively if you only keep your friends numbers in your little black book that's OK too. In fact this address book is for everyone and anyone. Buy it as a last minute Christmas pressie for your Aunt Hilda and kiss goodbye to those surprise Sunday visits.

Out of the Earth, 83 Church Road, Barnes, London SW13 ( 0181-563 9991).

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TV's Kevin Whateley is the wearer of these cuff links which are part of a collection of silver giftware from Goldsmiths and Walker and Hall stores. For every purchase Goldsmiths will contribute ten per cent to The Prince's Trust.

Goldsmiths, 2 Elland Road, Braunstone, Leeds LE3, 1TT (0116-232 2000)