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<p>1. Zippo Lighter</p>
<p>£17.79, langtoninfo.co.uk</p>
<p>A lighter is a must. For lighting the gas hob, romantic dinner candles or just finding your way to the fuse box in a power cut, you'll almost certainly need one.</p>

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