Wednesday, November 18, 2015

My Christmas Gift Guide 2015, part 2

The second part of my little Christmas gift guide.  You can find the first part here.  Just a bit of fun - I hope it's useful.  No affiliate links have been used, nor is this post sponsored - these are just things I've seen and liked, and wanted to share.

Homemade gifts

I haven't specified a cost for these as this will depend on what you have at home, quantities you're making etc..  I love handmade gifts and have been lucky enough to be gifted a number of homemade treasures over the years.

Over on Craftaholics Anonymous they are making baby food jar snowglobes - so cute!

I think fudge is such a yummy edible gift to make.  Lisa at Wine & Glue has compiled a list of 25 fudge recipes - I'd love to recive some of these.

Maegan at Everyday with MK made these beautiful DIY platters.  I've used sharpies on ceramics before with great success for class gifts - I may make a few of these to take Christmas baked goods to friends.  What a nice surprise to keep once the goodies are long gone.

These DIY polaroid coasters from One Good Thing by Jillee are simply precious.  What a great way to showcase memories!

Lorrinteriors has a very cute set of 'sophisticated baby' bibs - a great wee gift for the stylish new addition.

I adore these stove top pot pourri ideas on Delia Creates.  What a delicious idea for a gift - I think I'll be putting some of these together to gift to our hostesses at various festive get-togethers.

Under £5

For more great gifts in this price range I'd take a visit to great stores like Tiger & Poundland which do super stuff for less outlay, but who don't advertise widely online.

I love getting my Chocolate Orange each year (£1, Asda and other supermarkets).

I'm a big fab of Paperchase's ballpoint pens - I find them very easy for writing, smooth and easy to grip.  This kitty heads one (£2.50) would make a sweet stocking filler.

Guess How Much I Love You? (£3, on amazon, also available at all good book stores!) is such a delightful book to share with a toddler.  I often gift this to friend's children as part of their Christmas gifts.

Fun highlighters (£3.50, Paperchase) are great as a stocking filler.

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? This Spongebob onesie (£4.50, George at Asda) is such fun!

I can think of several friends who would enjoy their very own tub of Haribo Starmix & Tangfastics! (£5, Asda)

This '#' cushion would be great for your resident instagram afficionado (£5, George at Asda).

A Nivea Mini Treats bauble would be a lovely wee gift (£5, various stores).

I love to give stationery as a gift - these metallic notepads (£5, Paperchase) have just the right amount of festive glitz.

£5 - £10

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (£5.24, on amazon, also available at all good book stores!) is a timeless tale for small folk.  I love the beautiful illustrations in this picture book version of the story.

For an East London dweller I think this Ladybird Book of the Hipster (£5.24, on amazon, also available at all good book stores!) would be a fun gift - we love 'em, but this is sure to raise a smile.

A pretty in-tray (£6, Paperchase), for the stationery maven in your life.

Just Kids by Patti Smith (£6.29, on amazon, also available at all good book stores!) is a great autobiography, full of verve and passion.  I devoured this book!

A gin and tonic lip balm (£6.50, etsy) would be a lovely stocking filler.  As would this little port set (£7.50, Debenhams).

Several of my blog buddies adore all things marble.  This mousemat (£7.95, etsy) might be just what their desk needs.

This space invaders poster (£8.86, etsy) would be a great addition to a bedroom, den, or games room.

I really enjoyed Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling (£9.09, on amazon, also available at all good book stores!) and I think it would be a great gift for a friend.  Mindy Kaling is such a warm and witty writer, this is a great winter's read.

I really like Gemma Correll's illustrations, so this sweet cat calendar (£10, Paperchase) by herwas sure to make my gift guide.

What do you get the man who has everything.  Rocket shaped cufflinks (£10, etsy), perhaps?

£10 - £20

I love silly meme based gifts.  'The Snuggle Is Real' onesie (£10.74, etsy), anyone?

This 'Ask Me About My T-Rex' tee (£12.95, etsy) would be sure to raise a smile on Christmas day.

This candle set (£15, Marks and Spencer), comprised of several shimmering votives, would make a lovely addition to someone's home.

I think this blue glass and silver necklace (£15, etsy) would make such a pretty present.  I'm a sucker for my blues.

These glow in the dark teeshirts for children (£17, Boden) are such fun!

Korres products always smell amazing.  This men's kit (£19, Debenhams) would be a lovely gift for someone who travels and always needs little toiletries to take along.

30 Rock is one of my favourite TV shows of recent years, and definitely the one I quote the most.  Now you can get all seven seasons on DVD for £20 on amazon.  Definitely time for a bingewatch! 

If your little Peppa likes to jump in muddy puddles, she's sure to adore these pretty navy wellies (£20, Clarks), festooned with hearts!

This lovely hoodie with a hot air balloon and a menagerie of animals (from £20, Monsoon) would make a super gift for a little one.

£20 - £50

This walnut alarm clock (£28, John Lewis) is sleek and stylish and a great home-inspired gift.

A good hamper is lovely at this time of year - I think this cheese-inspired one (£35, Lakeland) looks lovely!

Kitchen gadgets can be great for those who love to cook.  How about something a little different like this spiralizer (£35, Lakeland) for new veg-ventures?

For the man who likes to smell great, this Molton Brown giftset (£45, John Lewis) would be a great gift.

A beautiful leather bag (£50, Clarks) would be sure to raise a smile.

£50 or more 

A gorgeous pair of shoes (such as these loafers from Boden, £70) can make a super gift.

This trainset and table (£75, George at Asda) would be a fantastic addition to a child's bedroom or playroom.  Think of the hours of fun!

This beautiful blanket coat (£80, Monsoon) would make a wonderful & warm gift.

Do you prefer homemade or bought gifts?

1 comment:

  1. Homemade fudge sounds like a great idea; I have a recipe for melt-in-the-mouth chocolate fudge that is liked by everyone I know. I'll add the ingredients to my next shopping list.


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