Ocean Closing Soon!

I Can Have It’s Ocean Competition is closing soon – and in order to bring the closing date even further forward, a 30% discount on bundle purchases has been announced!

Buy any bundle of 5 or 10 tickets for your chosen prize in the Ocean competition and receive the 30% discount by using the code: 30ZAGAAA at checkout.

This offer is valid until 2nd March 2015 (unless the competition closes before that)

Things to look forward to…


It’s January, which means most of us are sat back at work wondering where Christmas went to. To lift those blues, we’ve decided to concentrate on our holidays for 2015.

Here at I Can Have It, we’ve hand-picked four holidays that we think are amazing, and should be on your list to visit in 2015.


Dubai has grown massively in recent years, with huge amounts of development making this an extremely prosperous destination. Along with a huge influx of money has come massive development, making this an exciting holiday destination for anyone. There are stunning beaches surrounded by crystal clear waters, waterparks, theme parks, wildlife sanctuaries and much more. Plus, everything is supersized. It needs to be seen to be believed – do you dare go to the the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world?

I Can Have It has a number of holidays to Dubai. You can play to win one of them by clicking HERE


Florida is an ever-popular holiday destination owing to it’s vast collection of theme parks, beaches and swamp land providing everything a family needs. Take in Disneyworld, Six Flags, Busch Gardens if you’re an adrenaline junkie, or hire an airboat and go looking for alligators in the Everglades. Alternatively, you could lay back on one of Florida’s golden beaches and get the rest you deserve.

You could take the family to Florida by clicking HERE

Algarve, Portugal

For something closer to home, why not head on down to the Algarve, where you can enjoy the gorgeous beaches, the stunning golf courses, exotic markets and incredible architecture. Take a boat trip out or go exploring the many caves – there is something for everyone.

Win a holiday for 4 people to the Algarve by entering HERE


‘The Land of Fire and Ice’ as it is known, due to it’s glaciers and volcanoes, is a less common holiday destination compared to the popular Mediterranean destinations, but it is a destination suitable for anybody with a sense of adventure. During the Winter, gaze up into the sky as the Aurora Borealis dances in front of your eyes, or visit in the height of Summer and witness the Midnight Sun. There are tons of waterfalls, glaciers and geysers to visit, as well as the world famous Blue Lagoon, a natural spring heated by geothermal activity.

To be in with a chance of seeing this fantastic landscape for yourself, click HERE


What would be your dream holiday destination? Let us know in the comments.

I Can Have It News


2014 was a big year for I Can Have It, as we saw growth in the number of players and we gave away more prizes than ever before. But we would like 2015 to be even bigger and better, as we plan to give away more prizes to more people!

In December 2014, the Santa competition was closed, and Mike from Bolton won a Lego Spaceship, which he told us was for his son for Christmas. We hope he enjoyed the extra special gift that Santa left under the tree for him. I Can Have It will be running more seasonal competitions in 2015, so keep checking the website, as well as all of our social media channels.

The competition closest to closing is the Ocean competition, but we would like to see it close even sooner, so we are offering an exclusive coupon to our blog readers: 50% off tickets for the Ocean competition when buying a bundle of 5 or 10 tickets, using the code FIFTYBAAAAA, this code is valid only until 19th January 2015, so act fast!

Still can’t find a prize you like? Suggest a prize and you could be rewarded with free tickets if your suggestion is listed.

January 2015 saw the launch of our Valentine Competition, where we’ve picked 24 prizes that would make a perfect gift for a loved one (or yourself!). There are only 200 tickets for this game, and they cost £2 each, which is our best offer ever. Even better, you only have to wait until 6th February to find out if you’ve won!

What changes or updates would you like to see us implement in 2015? We’re always keen to hear feedback or suggestions so feel free to leave a comment, or email us at contact@icanhaveit.com.

Gadgets to look out for in 2015

gadgets-2015 2014 was an interesting year for tech and gadgets – Apple released updated products and created the predictable frenzy associated with their ever-so-small upgrades, Windows 10 was announced, leaving everyone wondering what happened to 9, and wearable technology became the sweetheart of every company trying to be first the capitalise on the ‘next big thing’.

With 2014 well and truly behind us, now would be a good time to look at what we can expect from the tech world’s big-hitters in 2015.

Firstly, and most hotly-anticipated is the Apple Watch. The only real confirmed details are the watch’s appearance, which we know will come in a range of stylish and chic designs. This is a shrewd move from Apple, as they clearly understand that the future of wearables relies on people feeling comfortable in them. The watch is iOS 8 friendly, meaning you’ll need to have a reasonably recent iPhone in order to get notifications to your wrist. In it’s simplest terms, the watch beams notifications from the ‘simple’ apps on your phone to the watch, eliminating the need to keep taking your phone out of your pocket every time you feel a vibration. Whilst it may save needless phone-checking, only time will tell if the watch will serve a purpose beyond being an extension of the iPhone/iPad range. It may prove to be a costly experiment for company and customers alike.

It’s not product specific, but the advances made in Bendable Displays in 2014 are sure to continue into 2015. 2014 saw the arrival of curved OLED televisions, but the curve is static and cannot be changed. Now scientists in Japan have developed a display that is perfectly flexible without any loss of performance, and the world waits to see how this can be applied to existing technology. Mobile phones which fold out to become tablets are one of the most common suggestions, and it is easy to understand why. What other practical uses can you think of? Let us know in the comments.

Virtual reality – a big hit in the 1980s is set to make a big comeback in 2015, most famously from Oculus Rift, who hit the headlines in March 2014 when Facebook acquired the company for around $2 billion (~£1.3 billion). The idea behind OR is a virtual reality headset to create immersive experiences for the user. Initially, when the headset is launched sometime in 2015, it is expected that the primary use for it will be for gamers who will benefit from a more 360-degree experience when playing first-person games. Beyond this, there could be more practical uses such as teaching people to drive, design, cognitive therapies and even treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

2015 looks to be an exciting year for technology, and particularly wearable technology. Where will be be in a year? What technological leaps will we have made by the time 2016 rolls around? Time will tell, but feel free to speculate in the comments.

Christmas How-To: Wrapping Presents

XmasHowTo In the first installment of our ‘How To…’ series, we will take a look at how to wrap presents. To some it’s a doddle, but for others it’s a chore that fills them with dread.

In 7 steps, we will talk you through how you wrap presents, and even add a little flourish at the end. Our guide comes courtesy of instructables.com (Source), and includes a helpful gallery of images.

1. Measure and Cut

May sound like an obvious step, but it’s as good a point as any to start!

Place the gift in the middle of the wrapping paper, ensuring that you have enough space for the left and right sides to meet in the middle with a little overlap.

2. The First Folds

Fold one side of the paper into the middle, and bring the other side in as well, so it overlaps. Tape into place.

If your cutting isn’t especially neat, you can slightly fold the edge of one of the sides of the paper so it displays a neater edge when taped into place.

3. The Bottom Edge

Depending on the gift you’re wrapping, you may have some excess paper on the top and bottom of the paper. Trim according, ensuring enough paper is left for the next step.

Fold one edge in, and crimp into place. Repeat the same on the other side. You should end up with a “V” shape, or a “\__/” shape depending on the amount of paper. Fold the top flap down, and overlap the bottom edge over it. Tape into place.

4. Repeat

Repeat step 3 with the top of the present. After this step, the present is basically wrapped, and you could stop here if you wish. However, steps 5, 6 and 7 will help embellish your gift.

5. Crimp

In order to make the edge nice and neat, run your thumb and index finger along every edge, crimping slightly.

6. Add a Bow

The easiest step! Bows can be bought which have adhesive stickers on the back, so the bow can be placed wherever you wish.

7. Add Ribbon

The final step: Add a ribbon by wrapping around the gift. When the ribbon meets, twist the strands together and wrap around the gift again, at a 90 degree angle to the first wraparound. Do a double knot to keep the ribbon in place and add a bow to hide the knot.


There you have it! A simple guide to wrapping presents this year. Are there any tricks that you’ve learnt to help with wrapping? Let us know in the comments.

Gift Ideas for Women 2014

WrappingWomen It was announced earlier this week that men will spend on average a third more on women then women do on men. (Source). Whether this is due to having more disposable income, or shopping habits meaning they don’t shop around, we’ll let you decide. However, it is clear that some men have as much trouble buying for women, as women do for men.

According to a GQ article, here are the gifts the ladies in your life will love to unwrap this December 25th. (Source).


If the lady in your life loves shoes, then Kitty Pumps by Charlotte Olympia (£365) are elegant and stylish, yet practical. For staying mobile in the British winter weather (or for hitting the piste on a skiing holiday) Sorel Caribou Boots (£240) are comfortable, practical and gorgeous. The Insmoke silk-mix Scarf by Whistles (£85) is a luxurious scarf that is beautiful and practical.

In terms of accessories, you can’t go wrong with Aspinal Cleopatra Clutch Bracelet (£95) which has a range of 9 different designs to choose from; or the Camera Messenger by Cindy Sherman for Louis Vuitton (£2,420) is an expensive, yet highly fashionable update on the classic Louis Vuitton print. Enjoy a retro 1960s vibe with the Edie Parket Bespoke Clutch (£1,140) which comes in a design you choose. A simpler, yet sophisticated bag, the Sophie Hulme Buckled Leather Tote (£775) will brighten up any girl’s wardrobe.


Beauty accessories fill the shelves at Christmas, and it can be daunting, even for the most metrosexual of men. Laura Mercier Ambre Vanille Body Scrub (£37) gives soft skin and the gorgeous aroma of vanilla, shea butter, honey and jojoba oil; the Creme de Corps by Kiehls (£27 – £45) claims to provide soft skin as well as an after-glow. Eau Legere Fragrance by Bottega Venetta (£75) comes highly recommended as a fragrance that can be work day or night.

Alternatively, really treat her and splash out on a Indulgent Relaxation Package at Espa Life (£415) which includes lunch and 3 and a half hours spa treatments.

This list is by no means exhaustive, there are plenty of gifts out there that are perfect for men and women. What will you be getting your wife/girlfriend/partner for Christmas this year? Let us know in the comments.

Cyber Monday is approaching…

CyberMondayDecember 1st 2014 will see the 9th annual ‘Cyber Monday’ take place globally. You may have heard of ‘Black Friday’ in the USA, the day after Thanksgiving where people turn in rabid animals trying to take advantage of huge discount sales. Well, Cyber Monday is the online equivalent.

The term first appeared in November 2005, where there was a concerted effort to get people to shop online, as a continuation of the Black Friday – online sales encouraged as people return to work after a long Thanksgiving weekend thinking of all the things they didn’t manage to get that weekend, or just able to shop for Christmas gifts more effectively without friends and family watching.

The phenomenon has been growing substantially since 2005 as it becomes more and more globalised. Since 2006, when Cyber Monday Online Sales were $610m (around £387.5m), sales have increased by around 20% every year. In 2013, an estimated $1,735m (around £1,102.4m) was spent online on Cyber Monday alone.* This year, it will undoubtedly increase again. Amazon UK have said they will not reveal which deals they are offering until the start of the weekend – but have promised over 3,000 deals will be available.**

The attraction and success of Cyber Monday for most (and where it brings the rest of the world in) is that online retailers have pounced on the idea and offers of big discounts can be found across most major online shops.

Although Cyber Monday offers much more safety than the frenzy of Black Friday, people should be aware that the risk of stock running out is likely. Therefore, we would recommend shopping online early. Bear in mind that in the USA, Thanksgiving weekend starts on the 27th November this year, so some online retailers will be preparing their price reductions and discounts as early as this. Keep an eye on your shops of choice and be aware of any sudden price drops.

Most of all, remember simple tips of Internet security – only shop with retailers you trust.

Will you be taking part in Cyber Monday? What do you think of the concept? Let us know in the comments.

*Source: comScore, Inc. (via Wikipedia)
**Source: http://goo.gl/KeloeI

Gift Ideas for Men 2014


We all know that buying for men can be a tricky task. They can be guilty of just buying themselves whatever they feel like throughout the year, and then when asked what they want for Christmas, just responding with a shrug.

Following the advice of askmen.com, we are going to list some of the top men’s gifts for 2014, just to help all you guys and girls get some ideas.

Food & Drink

For men who enjoy a little tipple, you could treat him to Pink Pepper Gin (£47.99), Haig Whiskey (£37), or Redbreast 12 year-old Cask Strength Whiskey (£63.99). And what about some Copenhagen Whiskey Glasses (£35.50 for set of two), or even Game of Thrones Wine Glasses (£40) emblazoned with the sigil of each house for any aspiring Ned Starks in your life. For the lazier gentleman, a new Pop-Up Hotdog Toaster (£50) is the ideal appliance for quick meals.


Boys will love their toys – and this year it’s simple to find the tech accessory to please. Apple iPad Air 2 (£399) was launched in October and is the most impressive tablet on the market. For film buffs, a Epson Projector (£1299) would make their Christmas, although is a little on the expensive side. Home entertainment can be vastly improved by getting a Sonos Play 1 (£169), or if you’d rather not listen to their musical preference – Turtle Beach Shadow Headphones (£79.99) may do the trick.


Fashion can be difficult to buy for yourself, let alone anyone else. Well, why not get the Chatham Luxe Loafers (£129), simple yet stylish, you can’t go wrong. Luxury gifts don’t get any more luxurious than a £3,550 watch, but the Bell & Ross BR03 Golden Heritage is worth every penny.

There is obviously a huge range of possible gifts for a man at Christmas, I hope we have inspired you when it comes to ideas. What are you planning to get the men in your life this year? Who is the most difficult person to buy for in your family and why? Let us know in the comments.

Most Wanted Children’s Gifts 2014

KidsGiftsWith around six weeks remaining until Christmas day, it may be worth considering what you are going to buy as gifts this year, if you haven’t started already. As any parent will know, walking into a toy store at this time of year and seeing the huge range of gadgets, figurines, toys and games can be extremely daunting and selecting the perfect gift for a child can seem impossible: a sea of twinkly lights, vibrant colours and characters you’ve never heard of.

Based upon information from leading toy stores and websites, we aim to make it a little bit easier by compiling a list of the top most sought-after toys for children in 2014.

1. Bop-It! Beats (around £20)

The classic game of quick-reactions and accuracy has been reinvented for 2014. Combining the classic game play of doing a particular action when told to by the handheld device, the game now involves songs your favourite musical artists. Including 5 different game modes and steadily increasing difficulty, this game is fun for the whole family.

2. Nerf 2-in-1 Strike Elite Demolisher Blaster (around £45)

Nerf is a household name by now, famous for it’s fun and innovative toys. This Nerf Blaster takes things to a whole new level, giving your child extra ways to ensure they can shower you in sponge darts with accuracy and speed. Motorised blasting and pump action make this the superior dart gun on the market.

3. The Lego Movie – Benny’s Spaceship (around £80)

The Lego Movie was the surprise hit of 2013, and the toys and accessories from the movie have become the must-have toy for 2014. Benny’s Spaceship toy lets children (and adults if they wish!) build the Spaceship from the movie, and comes with 4 Lego figurines.

4. & 5. Frozen Dolls (£16 – £35)

Disney’s Frozen has become a huge favourite for children worldwide. Never one to miss a marketing opportunity, Disney has released a collection of figurines from the movies, including a “Snow Glow” Elsa that sings the hit song “Let it Go”.

6. Zoomer Dino – Boomer (around £60 – £100)

This toy is about as close to as pet dinosaur as any child could hope for. Using innovative technology including motion sensors, this Dino can be chased, tamed and even made to dance!

Are there any you think we have missed? What have your little ones been asking for this year? Let us know in the comments.

The Christmas Tree Debate



Here at I Can Have It, we have begun to get into the festive spirit. Everyone likes to enjoy Christmas in their own way, but one issue that we have found to be particularly divisive is the issue of what type of tree people get.

For some, the tree IS Christmas itself. It is the centrepiece of the whole house, where family and friends gather round to exchange gifts and be merry. Therefore, it is only right that the custom be maintained and a real tree should be brought into the home.

On the other hand, some people are sick and tired of spending most of the festive season vacuuming up the needles that fall off the tree (or still finding them scattered around months into the new year). These people prefer to have a reliable, plastic tree which they can put up and leave, knowing it requires no maintenance – after all, there’s enough to worry about right?

We want your opinion. Do you opt for a real tree, or a fake tree? Take part in our poll and let us know. Feel free to comment with any Christmas customs you may have in your household.