CHRISTMAS is now less than one month away, with more people doing their shopping online than ever before.

In amongst the box sets, multi-packs of pants and oversized jumpers (thanks gran) are a handful of local gems you may have missed.

With that in mind, we've taken a look at some of the more optimistically priced items available on the internet with Island links.

Isle of Wight Festival programme from 1969 — £600

Isle of Wight County Press:

The 1969 IW Festival saw Bob Dylan's first live performance of note since suffering a near-fatal motorcycle accident in July 1966.

He nearly didn't turn up at all after son Jesse was hit by a cabin door and had to be hospitalised, with the singer boarding a plane at the last minute, having been lured by the area's rich poetic tapestry.

While most of the programmes for this concert had the Bob Dylan Fender advert removed prior to the event, this is one of the rare ones that made it through intact.

Giant dinosaur fossil tibia leg from Brighstone — £5,000+

Isle of Wight County Press:

This 34-inch long, 10-inch wide Iguanodon Bernissartensis bone was found in Brighstone.

Now listed on eBay, the item has a starting price of £5,000, with the delivery cost bumping that up by a further £65.

The item was offered to Sandown's Dinosaur Isle who seemingly passed, and it remains to be seen whether it will fetch its full asking price.

Signed Derek Sandy Dancing in Heaven CD — £350

Isle of Wight County Press:

Derek Sandy is a charismatic, charming musician from Trinidad. He put the Isle of Wight onto the reality TV map with a memorable Britain's Got Talent performance in 2019.

Even so, when I received a copy of his Dancing in Heaven LP in last year's County Press 'Secret Santa' handout, little did I realise I was a simple pen squiggle removed from becoming a man of means.

A signed copy of the album is available online for a whopping £350 and, fantastically, all money from the sale will go to the Hospicecare charity.

I am Me, I am Free: The Robots' Guide to Freedom by David Icke — £135

Isle of Wight County Press:

A polarising figure, David Icke has released more than 20 books and lectured in over 25 countries since hanging up his goalkeeping gloves and leaving sports broadcasting in 1990.

In 'I am Me, I am Free,' the self-proclaimed 'dot connector' exposes what he sees as the mental and emotional prisons billions of people have built around themselves. 

The scantily clad, messiah-like representation of Icke on the cover blurs the lines between inward-facing lampoonery and full throttle messiah complex.

Shide and Acorn Under The Tree original first press LP — Up to £3,500

Isle of Wight County Press:

Only 99 copies of this vinyl were produced in the early 1970s by little known Island band Shide and Acorn.

Big(ish) in the Benelux for a short period, a couple of tracks from the album made their way onto compilation CDs decades later and soon the LP became a collector's item.

Rumour has it band member, Mike Joliffe, had several dozen copies — worth in the region of £100,000 — stored at his mother's home, only to find she'd thrown them away during a clear-out when she told him: "I thought they were rubbish dear."