The Christmas Bauballs Are Back

Last year, we reported on Fallon ad agency’s distinctive Christmas tree decorations created to support men’s cancer charity Orchid. Well, the bauballs are back and this time are on sale at the House of Fraser. Plus there are a selection of special bauballs, signed by the likes of The Rolling Stones and Paul Weller, available for sale on eBay…

Last year, we reported on Fallon ad agency’s distinctive Christmas tree decorations created to support men’s cancer charity Orchid. Well, the bauballs are back and this time are on sale at the House of Fraser. Plus there are a selection of special bauballs, signed by the likes of The Rolling Stones (above) and Paul Weller, available for sale on eBay…

Below is an image of what we will call the ‘classic’ bauball, which comes in a cheerful Christmassy red, and is available for £5 at House of Fraser stores nationwide. The bauballs will raise money for Orchid and hopefully help spread their message, which is to encourage men to regularly check their testicles.

The signed bauballs are in white and a range of celebs have contributed to the cause, with Jamie Oliver, Ben Cohen, Danny Dyer and the cast of Hollyoaks among those contributing their signatures. You can bid on the signed bauballs on eBay, on this link. The auctions all end on Thursday, so act quick to pick up your favourites.

While the Stones and Weller are already commanding quite high amounts, there are some bargains to be had for fans of Towie and Sir Trevor Brooking. Or a particular favourite of mine, comedian Barry Humphries, has signed his bauballs in his alter ego Les Patterson and these are currently only £17. Obviously all money raised goes to Orchid, so get bidding.

Barry Humphries’ bauballs

Towie bauballs

Jamie Oliver’s bauballs


Paul Weller and his bauballs

The website checkyourbauballs.com has more info on where the bauballs are available as well as info on the charity and its purpose, including this handy guide to show men how to check their own bauballs:

As with last year, the bauballs will make a standout decoration to any tree, or an excellent gift for easily shocked relatives.

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