Menkind Team Up With Everyman Charity Donating 5% Of Their Profits On Selected Items This Fathers Day

Everyman Charity, the UK’s leading prostate and testicular cancer campaign, is raising awareness of and funds for research into prostate and testicular cancers. In the month running up to Fathers Day this year, which falls on the 19th June, Menkind have selected some perfect fathers day gifts from their variety of men’s gifts and are donating 5% of the profits on these gifts to this fantastic charity. Prostate and testicular cancer combined affects more than 39,000 men each year in the UK; Everyman started 13 years ago to address the lack of awareness, funding and research into it.

From their wide range of products, the people at Menkind have picked a range of products which are perfect gifts for him this Fathers day. Now you can surprise your dad on this special day, with 5% of the profits from these items going to Everyman.

These range from cooking accessories to technical gadgets – all perfect for the man in your life. Firstly, check out the Big Chopper Chopping board. This kitchen must-have comprises two interlocking boards forming a very familiar shape and is colour coded to prevent cross contamination, red for meat and green for vegetables. Another is the high quality Lawn Ranger Mug and Socks gift set containing the Lawn Ranger design by Simon Drew. The Anti-Bug mug is made in the shape of a plant pot and the woolly socks make it a perfect novelty yet practical gift for the avid gardener.

Another novelty gift that Menkind promise to donate 5% of their profits to Everyman is the Gentlemen’s Ball scratcher, and yes the clue really is in the name. It’s shaped like a delicate female hand for those hard to reach places, a perfect novelty gift for Father’s day. The 80’s iPhone case is another one of these selected products, allowing you to combine the iconic look of a 1980s mobile handset with the hi-tech specs of an iPhone; a fantastic novelty gift and makes an ideal prop for 80’s themed parties! Finally for the Trekkie is the Star Trek Captain Kirk Bath Robe; this dressing gown has the Star Fleet insignia embroidered on the chest and is ideal for fans of the original Star Trek TV series.

This fantastic promotion from Menkind runs from 16th May through to Sunday 19th June – FATHER’S DAY itself!

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Sizzling Gifts from Menkind this Fathers’ Day

If you’re looking to get your Father the perfect gift this Father’s Day then look no further than the amazing products form Menkind. Although it may seem like it is far away being the 19th June it will quickly creep up on you so being prepared is vital. If your dad does actually have everything that he needs then why not get him father’s day gifts that not only he will love but for the whole family to enjoy.

Introducing, the amazing BBQ Tool set. It comes with fifteen superior stainless steel tools and insulated handles. The tools are also long lasting, safe and easy to clean so you don’t have to worry. They are stored in a striking aluminium carrying case which is incredible value for money. It really is the perfect gift for that man who’s really serious about his barbequing with it being the ultimate set of utensils.

This incredible selection of barbeque tools has been given fantastic reviews and is not only practical and useful, it also looks great in the stunning presentation box. This gift from Menkind is sure to not disappoint this Father’s day and your Dad will be delighted with the gift. Also as summer is in sight this gift will get him through the summer months as it is perfect for those long hot summer evenings.

The case contains 15 superior stainless steel tools with insulated handles; incredible value and very practical. In the case there is a Spatula, fork, knife, BBQ food brush, tongs, kebab skewers x 2 and corn forks x 8.

Not only will your father love to take charge and set up the BBQ and show off his skills with the new set but it will also benefit you. You don’t have to worry about the cooking and get to enjoy a delicious barbeque on those summer nights. So don’t delay and visit Menkind online to get this amazing gift idea before it all goes. You will be able to relax knowing that Father’s day is sorted already and your presents for him will really put a smile on his face.

At Menkind online at Menkind.co.uk, you’ll find a huge range of gift ideas for Dad like the Ion Tape to MP3 Player which converts old cassettes to digital or perhaps an Electronic Sudoku game? Other Father’s Day gift ideas include stuff for the BBQ, cufflinks, Dad mugs and much more. Be prepared this year and get him a gift that he will really love.

For many men’s gifts including big boy’s toys like remote controlled cars and attractive men’s watches and personalised gifts visit Menkind.co.uk.

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Chatimal Hamster Interactive Toy Set to be a Christmas Favourite

December brings us a fantastic gift idea for everybody, just in time for Christmas. Introducing the amazing Chatimal Hamster interactive toy! This talkative toy is sold at men’s gifts retailer Menkind and is sure to be a huge hit Christmas hit with children and adults alike.

The talking interactive hamster, which comes out in December, is the perfect present for anyone looking for a great gift in time for Christmas. Chatimal Hamster will provide all the family with endless hours of fun and entertainment guaranteed and it’s sure to be one of the top 10 gifts this Christmas. So don’t miss out – order yours today.

Menkind is proud to introduce the world’s first talking hamster that will repeat back whatever you say to it in a high or low pitched voice, whilst making realistic mouth movements. The Chatimal Hamster is said to be like the Furby but better, perfect for bringing smiles and funny antics to homes, offices and work places everywhere. Simply press its paw and your adorable Chatimal Hamster friend will listen to what you say and repeat it back to you in a hilarious voice. The sarcastic sounding tone is perfect for playing pranks on teachers, colleagues, parents and all the family.

Toy retailers and industry experts are predicting that these amusing new Chatimal Hamsters will be among the most popular toys of the year, and a perfect Christmas gift. It is definitely the funniest toy of the year and is sure to make everybody smile.

To find your very own Chatimal Hamster interactive toy, as well as many other Christmas gifts and men’s Christmas presents, visit Menkind.co.uk or one of the many high street stores in cities across the UK including Liverpool, Manchester and London.

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The Kymera Magic Wand That Had The Dragons’ Den Under Its Spell Now Available At Menkind

The Kymera Wand, a remote control that helped its inventors secure a record investment on the BBC television show Dragons’ Den, is now available to purchase at Menkind’s stores as well as online at Menkind.co.uk.

Viewers of last Monday’s (August 23) episode of Dragon’s Den saw inventor Chris Barnardo pitch his innovative, buttonless magic wand remote control which appears to take a lot of inspiration from the books and films of Harry Potter.

The invention received the largest offer of investment ever for the programme, resulting in the show’s fiercest dragon, Duncan Bannatyne, offering £200,000 which was accepted by Chris and his co-inventor Richard Blakesley.

The remote is able to control TVs, Hifi systems and many other remote controlled devices with a flick of the wrist or one of the 13 predefined movements. The remote acts like the many universal remotes in that it can learn 13 commands, or “spells” from existing remotes you have around the home.

Chris Barnardo said: “I suggested the idea to Richard when we were drinking in a pub and he came up with the plan to control it by gestures, not buttons.”

Chris even tested out people’s reaction to their invention by holding a wand in one hand and secretly holding a television remote behind his back. When the television sprung to life after a wave of the wand model, Chris’ son was amazed at how his father was in possession of a real life “magic wand”.

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Big Trak Is Making A Comeback With The UK’s Favourite Gifts And Gadgets Retailer, Menkind

It was the subject of a massive craze in the 1980s and the toy you simply had to have. Now, decades later, Big Trak is making a comeback with the UK’s favourite gifts and gadgets retailer, Menkind.

Big Trak Is Making A Comeback With The UK’s Favourite Gifts And Gadgets Retailer, Menkind

This six-wheeled, high-tech monster was once roaming around houses all over the world and now it’s about to do the same again. Punch instructions into Big Trak’s keypad and the tank will obey, zooming across the lounge or lurking by a kitchen cupboard before pulling a sharp turn and firing its photon canon. Wives and girlfriends watch out!

There’s loads of fun to be had with Big Trak including plotting routes around your office, ambushing friends and delivering the TV remote to someone else in the lounge if you just can’t face moving.

Not content with releasing details of just one new product, Menkind has announced it is also about to start stocking the new official Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver. Around in various forms since the 60s, the Doctor’s most useful tool has broken locks, mended electrical faults and remotely controlled the TARDIS.

And while the new BBC licensed sonic screwdriver might not be too helpful if you find yourself in another dimension by accident, it certainly looks the business. The screen accurate, die-cast replica has lights and sound effects, and interchangeable heads with Philips and flathead screwdriver extensions.

You’ll never be stuck for a screwdriver again or fail to impress a fan of the show with this in your pocket.

Paul Kraftman, managing director of Menkind, said: “We know full well that boys love their toys, and expect these two iconic products to go down a storm. Big Trak was a huge hit when it was released back in 1979 and the 21st century remake brings all those childhood memories flooding back.

“The Doctor uses the sonic screwdriver to open doors all over the universe and we know people are going to have fun trying to do the same! Would you ever want to use a normal screwdriver again after using Doctor Who’s?”

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Menkind Customer Gets Dream Start To The Year

Menkind, the UK’s leading retailer for men’s gifts and accessories, has given one of its customers a dream start to 2010 by sending him £1,500 worth of gadgets and goodies absolutely free.

The Surrey-based company, which sells a massive range of gifts for men and boys toys, from lava lamps to remote control helicopters, has announced Robert Gallimore as the winner of its Christmas prize draw competition.

Mr Gallimore, of Stafford, simply entered the draw at www.menkind.co.uk and is now the proud owner of 20 of the company’s best-selling Christmas gifts worth just under£1,500. Included in the monster haul is a Steepletone CD, radio and iPod jukebox valued at £500, a Rovio mobile webcam worth £200 and a host of other top products including the official Top Gear board game, a mini-football table, lava lamp, luxury bath robe and much more.

Paul Kraftman, managing director of Menkind, said: “Understandably we had a massive response to this competition from our customers, who all wanted to get their hands on the fabulous prizes on offer.

“However, there could only be one outright winner and we’ve spoke to Robert to let him know the good news. He’s over the moon to have won the competition.

“We wanted to make sure the prizes included in our Christmas draw were really something customers would get excited about and so all of our top 20 Christmas gifts were included. With all of the toys and gadgets that are now heading Robert’s way, he’s sure to be kept entertained for quite some time.”

Robert isn’t the only one with a reason to smile though. Another 50 runners-up have also been picked out of the hat and each one will receive a £20 voucher to spend on the gift of their choice at Menkind’s online store.

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Men’s Gift And Accessories Firm Is Groomed For Success Thanks To Bank And Government Funding

£987,000 enterprise fund cash helps ensure new stores are looking good. EXPANSION plans for mens gift and accessories company Menkind Stores certainly created the right impression with the Royal Bank of Scotland, when it agreed to help fund the company’s plans to open five new stores.

The high street bank decided that Menkind could benefit from a little ‘grooming’ if its plans to expand beyond its original single store and launch a cutting-edge new website were to take it to the next level.

So Menkind Stores’ founder, Paul Kraftman, went to his bank manager, Robert Laurie, with his plans, and was put in touch with the administrators of the government’s Enterprise Finance Guarantee (EFG) scheme.

And the bank helped Menkind secure £987,000 of EFG cash which has gone a long way to funding the buying and fitting out of the five new stores. The funding boost has certainly had the desired effect on the business’s fortunes.

“Our new store openings were fitted out in a new concept, which has proven to be a great success in driving sales,” said Mr Kraftman.

“We are grateful to Robert and the team at RBS for arranging the finance package we needed.”

One thing Mr Kraftman is only too well aware of is the seasonal nature of the men’s gift market, but he believes Menkind’s growth has been achieved because of, rather than in spite of, this.

“Our flexible operating model allows us to manage and align costs so effectively with the seasonality of our market,” he added.

Menkind opened its first store in 2001 in the Lakeside Shopping Centre, Essex. The five new stores are in Aberdeen, Cardiff, Nottingham, Liverpool and Manchester.

Its new-look website, www.menkind.co.uk, is now live in good time for Christmas, and is crammed with thousands gift and novelty ideas for men (and big boys) of all ages to suit every pocket from football gifts to mens watches and remote control cars.

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