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Tips and deals of the week: 12/12/2010

Last-minute Christmas cottages

White Heron Properties still has availability for festive rentals in Herefordshire. Choose from Field Cottage, sleeping up to five, price £640 for the week commencing 21 December, or Gardeners Cottage, sleeping six, for £800.

Go to whiteheronproperties.com

Save on a 2011 cruise

Norwegian Cruise Line is offering savings of up to £400 if you book by 14 February, including trips to the eastern and western Mediterranean and Baltic capitals.

Go to ncl.co.uk

Snap up a late deal to Barbados

Treasure Beach Hotel, on the west coast of Barbados, is offering seven nights' B&B this Christmas and New Year for £1,506 per person, based on two sharing, a saving of £750 per couple.

Go to treasurebeachhotel.com

The hotel

Opening tomorrow, Lifehouse is a new health spa with rooms in rural Essex offering a variety of treatments and fitness plans.

Go to lifehouse.co.uk

The kit

Top idea for the nearest and dearest who love the outdoors, one of the bright new Lifeventure Thermal Mugs. Price £9.99.

Go to lifeventure.co.uk

The gear

Always on the move? Serious travellers will appreciate Redfoot's range of folding shoes, including the new Redfoot Man superlight folding loafer. Price £110.

Go to redfootshoes.com