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This year, it seems all most people want for Christmas is a Waitrose Hidden Orange Christmas Pudding. And we’re proud to be part of the craze, teaming up with Waitrose to write the packaging copy for this eBay icon.

The Hidden Orange Christmas Pudding, created by Michelin starred chef Heston Blumenthal for Waitrose, is a new twist on an old classic.

Unlike Blumenthal's more exotic restaurant creations, such as snail porridge, the pudding is easy to prepare in the microwave. And since going on sale, the puds have flown off the shelves – selling out in most Waitrose stores by the end of November.

Demand for Heston’s £13.99 pud is so great that they’re now being re-sold on the internet. One eBay user is offering a ‘buy it now price’ of £10,000. But we’re hanging on to ours, to enjoy with brandy butter at the Ink Christmas party.

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With a new year just around the corner, the question is – what does 2011 hold? Here are some of our predictions for the words that will be on everybody’s lips in the coming months:

coleordinated – to model oneself on Cheryl Cole. This may involve hair extensions, fake eyelashes and slimming down to a size six – because you’re worth it.

Useage: ‘You’re looking very coleordinated today’.

imoan – to lament the fact that you haven’t got a state-of-the-art phone.

Useage: ‘Don’t mind him, he’s just having an imoan’.

ittractive – to suddenly become better looking by owning said state-of-the-art phone.

Useage: ‘Check out that girl, she’s ittractive’.

coweller – to make a derogatory comment about someone, particularly in relation to their talent, or lack thereof.

Useage: ‘He just dropped a coweller’.

refriend – to talk to a friend in person, rather than through a social networking site.

Useage: ‘ I just refriended Sarah over a coffee’.

appoplectic – to be totally infuriated that your friend has got better apps than you.

Useage: ‘He’s appoplectic that Pete got Angry Birds before him'.

appathy – to be indifferent towards the latest downloads and technological innovations.

Useage: ‘George isn’t a total luddite, he just suffers from chronic appathy’.

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Things can get a bit predictable for bookworms at Christmas what with the endless book tokens and multiple copies of Harry Potter. But fret no more!

This is your indispensable guide to buying something different for literature lovers. Pop this lot on your list, now:

If our favourite detective had spent less time solving crimes and more time down the pub, we’re sure he would have appreciated this beautiful pub towel set.

For those who want to keep the bard’s words close to their heart…or another body part, how’s about these tasteful Shakespeare thongs?

If only Elizabeth Bennett had got herself one of these bags, then Darcy might have got the picture sooner.

Now you too can exude ‘Eau de Brontës’. The question is, which sister smells best? Find out with a set of Brontë Fragranced Drawer Sachets.

According to Hemingway’s son, Patrick, “Hemingway was very fond of loafers… He loved leather boots from Madrid.” But, he adds, “Hemmingway hated socks. Socks meant summer was over and you were going back to school.” We wonder what would he have made of these fetching slip-ons?

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Christmas clichés are like decorations; dusted off and brought out to be re-used every festive season. We admit to being partial to the odd yuletide pun but are there other ways to get your message across at this time of year?

Here are some of our top tips:

Do it well

If you think it’s been done before, then it probably has. So, if you’re going to use a Christmas cliché then do it with a knowing nod and wink – after all, kitsch is in. So why not embrace the naffness of the season with a clever pun or witty wordplay? Or, focus on an unusual or neglected part of Christmas – and you could create the clichés that other companies are using in years to come.

Do it differently

During the festive season we’re saturated by Christmas messages. Which means the best way to get noticed could be to do something completely different. Who needs yuletide greetings when you could send an ‘only six months ‘til summer’ postcard?

Surprise them

With so many businesses fighting for attention, a new twist on an old classic can really set you apart at Christmas. So if you’re going to use a cliché, present it in a relevant or surprising way. A card stating ‘Bah humbug’ could become a gift of mint humbugs and a toy sheep. What’s not to like?

And with that in mind we hope you have a cracking Christmas. Make sure your shopping is all wrapped up. And remember to get the turkey in the oven early, or you’ll be stuffed.