Exclusive shopping event with the Conran Shop

Homes & Property is joining the Conran Shop in Marylebone High Street to ease the financial strain of Christmas with a range of 100 high-design gifts, each under £10. And readers can claim an extra 15 per cent off during a festive evening at the shop on Wednesday 19 November, which will be part of Marylebone Village’s annual Christmas Lights celebration
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This street festival, one of the best in the West End, runs from 4pm to 6.30pm, while the Conran Shop special promotion continues until 8pm.

Father Christmas has his own grotto at the entrance to Beaumont Mews, stylishly decorated by Cath Kidston, with free wrapped gifts for children. Light-spinners will also be handed out for free, with collections for children’s medical charity Sparks.

The Royal Academy Brass Band Quartet will perform and children from local schools will sing carols. The main focus of events will be a stage at the intersection with Devonshire Street (the streets will be closed to traffic).

The lights go on at 6pm, with fireworks, snow, and music by Hear Me Now! from the BBC series Last Choir Standing. And look out for special guest Gabby Logan, the sports presenter who gamely took part in Strictly Come Dancing.

Enjoy hot food and drink at points all along the street, including mince pies, hot chocolate, mulled wine and barbecued food.

Cabbages and Frocks will host a street market. For more details, go to www.marylebonechristmaslights.com.

The Conran Shop is at 55 Marylebone High Street, W1 (020 7723 2223). The 100 gifts under £10 will also be available for sale at 81 Fulham Road, SW3 (020 7589 7401; www.conranshop.co.uk).

Readers of Homes & Property can claim 15 per cent off all merchandise in the Marylebone shop on Wednesday 19 November only, from 4pm to 8pm.

For an exclusive voucher, email eveningstandard@conran.com.

The 100 gifts under £10 — many only cost a few pounds — have been carefully chosen for their originality and design value and are clearly flagged throughout the store.

They include the beautiful Dots lead crystal tumbler (£8.50), an elegant glass vase (£7.95) and an ingenious glass lemon squeezer with jug (£9.95).

Clever candles have been created to resemble a hyacinth bulb and birds (£6.95 each). A campfire kit will please any would-be Scouts or Guides (with harmonica, recipes and notes on knots), priced at £9.95. For cooks, sleek salad servers in olive wood cost £9.95 and a well-crafted oak box with metal grater is £10. The traditional metal Cook’s Dry Measure by Tala is £7.50.

Bright ideas include a red, apple-shaped lunch box, £9.50, and a cool Street Art Colouring Book with London graffiti, £6.95.

As a change from playing charades on Christmas Day, families will love the Pin the tail on the Donkey classic game in a tin at £8.

There are stylish mugs by Sophie Conran at £6.50, and also a choice of four charming birds at £10 each. Attractive stationery includes notebooks from £5.50.

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