If like me, it’s only just beginning to feel like Christmas, and you haven’t brought any or only a few gifts, fear not, help is at hand. This is my first Christmas post ever, and as I finally complied a list of the things that I like, I thought it only fair, to share with you guys. Great news is, all of these gifts are still available to buy on line, and will be with you in time for Christmas. Having said that, I brought my very first gift yesterday, whilst setting up a pop-up shop at home to get ride of a lot of my stuff.
I will be picking up my Christmas tree tomorrow, and styling it with practically things, so watch the space. The post will be on the blog by Thursday (yes I did say I am very last minute)
Here are some great gift ideas, that I like and perhaps some people in your world might appreciate them to…
Colouring books for grown ups
They seem to be all the rage right now, and I must say I have accumulated a few over the summer, and sit down to colour in , by myself and with the 6 yr old, and I actually quite like it. Many of us, are so busy doing life, on the mobile, tablet…. . it’s nice to do something old fashioned and calming, but you fingers are still at work. these make original gift and cheap gifts to buy someone who has everything, and with some many themes, really you are spoilt for choice.
http://www.whsmith.co.uk/ Prices start from £1.99
The little person in my household, having a good go, before breakfast @ the River Island Fashion colouring book.
For the Alchemist
The box set from Palette London (appropriately named) will allow one to come up with ones own shades of nail polish. And Palette London can apparently match any colour swatch one presents to them, and produce a nail polish colour to Match!!!
http://palettelondon.com/ Create your own nail paint collection £25 for a 2pc set/£50.00 for a 5pc set
Now, for those of you who read my posts regularly, you will know that I am a lover of any thing made from wood. These pair of wooden bats and ball,made from off cuts of a variety of wood in Brasil, are so aesthetically pleasing, will look beautiful in any home, and great for for playing ball out or indoors. I defy any recipient of this gift, not to love them!!
http://www.frescobolcarioca.com/ Lebl on Beach set – £150
Lover of the outdoors
For the man who loves the outdoors, May I recommend this Cast Iron Bootjack & Brush. Ever hopped round in the rain struggling to get your boots off? This humble yet handsome looking piece, will do the job.
Zoeva make up brushes are real eco lux! Completely vegan, with Bamboo brush holder and a matching brush clutch, any recipient of these will truly feel indulged.
https://www.zoeva-shop.de £55.00/Rose golden complete eye set -£59.00 (Don’t forget to change the country of shipping)
Music & technology lover
A bit of technology can never go astray. I really like these UE roll wireless speakers. Great designs for him or her, they hang any where and are actually quite loud. Mine comes with me in the car, and connects via blue tooth to my phone. This portable speakers are water proof to a depth of 1 metre, and perfect for when you rock up at a gathering, and someone forgot to bring the music along. Better still, you can Multiple the sounds by adding more UE Rolls. Down load the App, and you can control the music from a different location! Sweet!
Fashion conscious but practically aware
Simple, yet beautifully, this stylish handcrafted leather Gladstone Travel Bag is so on point. The external pocket is locked with a diamond cut bolt handmade in brass and plated in Pewter. It has four multi-functional pockets on one side and a clip back pocket for clothing or paperwork and a laptop.This will make a great present, and will only look better with age. (Oh and the colour is divine)!
Gladstone bags http://gladstonelondon.com/ 48 hours bag – £1095.00
This biker bag for avid or occasionally riders is practically designed, and will make a good fashion statement. The front latch actually locks and it’s suitable for guys and Gals.
Gladstone bags http://gladstonelondon.com/ £550.00
If like me, you have a friend, who can smell everything! (This is not always a good thing, but what to do?) These Orla Kiely candles will be a welcomed respite from the day to day smell of the metropolis. . They have quite an unusual smell, to most candles, (and this is coming from the thoughts of a candle Connoisseur) and permeate any space within 3 minutes of lighting one.. The Earl grey one is a definite winner!
http://www.orlakiely.com/uk Prices range from £15.00 – £25.00
Bling lover with an ethical slant
For the ethically conscious recipient, consider this – Trade fair Gold by Liz Earle
Liz Earle Neroli Necklace -£180.00/Liz Earle Eucalyptus climber Earrings -£140.00
Aroma works has removed all the impurities, and anything that one could possibly be allergic too. All one is left with, is just delicious products for the whole body. I particularly like the bath bombs and body oil. (suitable for Vegans)
http://aroma-works.com/ Prices range from £45.00 – £75.00
Attention to detail
For the tactile one, who likes texture and quirk. These irregular 2 toned Tea light holders by Pols Potten , sit at an angle, yet balance perfectly. They are modern, beautiful, and ever so light. (They are on my wish list)
https://www.heals.com £14.00 each
Georg Jensen Candle Holders bring church candles bang up into the 21st century.
www.georgjensen.com Cafu candle holder, gold plated £53
I cannot recommend the Inner Strength Treatment, from Aromatherapy Associates highly enough! it is the perfect way to unwind during the Christmas break! A combination of exquisite essentails oils, warm bag, floaty music, hot wax on hands and back, and a long relaxing message, makes this a perfect gift for the receipient who has had a very busy year! Montpelier St. London SW7 1EX.
www.aromatherapyassociates.com Inner Strength Treatment, £90 for 1hour ,/£120 for 90mins
Okay, so it’s a wrap on the Christmas present front, and in true last stragglers style, I am off to get my Christmas tree, in about 2 hours. (it’s 7.30am now), so once the London skies get brighter and the school run is out of the way!
I have decided to have a multi functioning Christmas this year. My tree will pleasing to the eye, smell of yummy pine, with edibles and practical things you can use afterwards. I’ll have my Christmas tree post up by end of play today, so please come back and have a little look. See ya!