How to throw a Halloween Party: Decorations

Halloween is coming! (cue ghostly wailing sound) And, whether you’re having a party for the tots, a quiet one in, waiting for trick-or-treaters or a full-blown cocktail-fest with only grown-ups allowed, here at Andrew James, we’ve got you covered… As well as some Halloween Cocktails, Halloween Party ideas and Halloween Recipes, we’ve got some spook-tacular* Halloween Decorations to share with you! *See what we did there? We changed ‘spectacular’ into ‘spook-tacular’. ‘Spook’… as in ‘ghost’. As in ‘Boo’. As in ‘Halloween’. Clever, eh? Spider Halloween Lights First on our list... Read More

Great North Run 24/07/2019

Great North Run: Your half-marathon must-haves

Are you taking part in the Great North Run this year? The writer of this is (fourth year in a row) and he knows that each of the following items are very useful before, during and after the world’s most famous half-marathon…   Infuser Water Bottle (available in single or double sets) Do your bit for the planet and, instead of relying on the thousands of plastic bottles that will soon litter the Great North Run route, buy our Infusion Water Bottles and fill them up before, during and after... Read More

A list of University Essentials 25/06/2019

The Andrew James list of University Essentials

  If you’ve got any young people leaving the nest this September, you are probably either dying for them to leave or dying for them to stay. Either way, this list of essentials for university students will be a perfect read for you, as it’s full of great items to ensure they get the next chapter of their lives off to its best possible start.   Wine Glasses Let’s start off with the obvious, shall we? Your little darlings will most possibly be partaking in a few drinks. So, why... Read More


Your Great British Bake-Off checklist

  The Great British Bake Off 2019 is coming towards the end of Summer and, even though we don’t have an official release date yet, that hasn’t stopped us from getting excited (and prepared) for the latest Bake Off, complete with Showstoppers, Star Bakers and Hollywood Handshakes. Right here, we have a whole host of great baking products, making up our very own GBBO checklist, so you can create the recipes yourself, alongside the Great British Bake-Off contestants. If you fancy any of the products in this list, click the... Read More


Feel Good Friday: The health benefits of eating whipped cream

Is whipped cream healthy? This may sound a bit strange, but we’ve dug in and found that, yes. Whipped Cream can have some health benefits… just in time for whipped cream and strawberries (AKA Wimbledon) season.   Whipped cream provides Calcium, making for healthy teeth and bones.   Whipped cream is lower in Lactose and is therefore ideal for those with only a small degree of lactose sensitivity.   Whipped cream provides a healthy source of fat – but, good fat – as it supports a healthy metabolism. Ideal for... Read More


Summer 2019: A list of Garden Party accessories

  If you haven’t noticed, but we’re reaching the time of year that calls itself ‘British Summer Time’. Whether the weather reflects it or not is in the lap of the gods, but here at Andrew James, we’re incredibly positive beings and we’re always ready to get ourselves out into the fresh air, whether it is for a Barbecue, Picnic or Garden Party.     For Summer 2019, we’ve already had a look at Barbecue recipes and products, as well as the benefits of going on Picnics, so this blog... Read More


National BBQ Week: Preparing for a rained-off BBQ

It’s coming up to BBQ season and you will probably have everything in place for a fantastic day of family, friends and most important of all, food.     You’ll have all the right gear, not to mention a BBQ menu that will please each one of your guests. The only thing you can’t rely on is the weather.   At Andrew James, we love being prepared for any outcome. So, here we have a list of great products that will help your barbecue go without a hitch, regardless of... Read More

Father's Day Gift Guide 2019 17/05/2019

Feel Good Friday: A list of great Father’s Day gift ideas

It’s Father’s Day next month and, if you’re reading this on the day it went out, you’ve got plenty of time to read this Feel Good Friday blog and decide whether he’d love something to bake with, cook with, help him snack, drink out of, garden with or something to help stay trim.   If you’re reading this with a week to go, what kind of Dad is he? We haven’t got time to waste. So…what kind of Dad is he?   For Dads who love to bake    ... Read More

Andrew James 6 Day Pet Feeder 09/04/2019

National Pet Month: A list of our fantastic Pet Products

April is National Pet Month and here at Andrew James, we are proud to supply a whole range of fantastic pet accessories and products. Looking for a dog lead? Searching for a car seat protector? Pet Shop letting you down? We’ve got you covered with this list of everything you could want and need…   Pet Feeders Is there anything nicer than the soft purr of a cat, happily eating their food? We don’t think there is and, with our range of pet feeders (6 day and 90 day), your... Read More

Defrost Tray thawing food from the fridge freezer 05/04/2019

A list of ways the Quick Thaw Defrost Tray can help you out in the kitchen

Got people coming round this Summer? Always finding yourself low on time when getting dinner ready? Wondering how to defrost chicken quickly after your gym workout? The Andrew James Quick Thaw Defrost Tray is a bit of a mouthful, but it is also a must for anyone who wants to be better prepared in the kitchen or feels that they never have enough time to cook food from frozen. Ideal for: Those who may freeze a lot of food (night shift week, perhaps?) Those who need to defrost chicken fast... Read More