In the spirit of the year where all the rules and everything as we know it was firmly chucked out the window, here’s a higgeldy piggedly, bumper of a festive guide filled with lushness, deliciousness, stylishness, cosiness and a whole lotta small business loving. Take a look, and perhaps it might inspire you to nab something special for someone you love <3
For Someone Who Spends Hours in the Kitchen, Who Always Chooses the Wine and Who Already Has 5 Chopping Boards
From top left: A perfect vegetable knife, from £6 – HAY, The most beautiful pestle and mortar, £46 – Toast, A mega cheese box subscription, or just a pick n mix box, from £30 – The Cheese Geek, Slave free Christmas chocolate bar, £3.98 – Tony’s Chocolonely, Vouchers to The Most Delicious restaurant – Dishoom, A patisserie course (home made croissants, anyone?!!), £180 – Bread Ahead, Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil (& the prettiest can), £24 – Freight, Pasta Maker, £45 – Kooks Unlimited, Anna Jones’ One Pot, Pan, Planet, £26 for a signed copy – Waterstones
For Someone who loves a Long Soak, Beautiful Hand Creams and Sweet Smelling Everything!
From top left: Cedar and bitter orange soap, £9.90 – Dook, Dreamy wild fig hand cream, £12 – Plum and Ashby, Hydrating triple C Night cream, £18.26 – Mad Hippie (so obsessed with this stuff!), Moon Bath Book featuring 16 bathing rituals, £14.99 – Berylune, Noel soy candle, £13 – Dyke & Dean, Sweet Almond lip balm, £7.50 – Lark, Lips cheeks blush tint stick, £11.99 – Acala, Solid gentle foaming cleanser, £22 – Sbtrt, Deep drift herbal bath salts, £12 – Verdant Alchemy
For Someone with A Gorgeously Messy Home, Climbing Houseplants and Chipped Crockery
From top left: A beginners botanical styling course, £34.99 – The Village School, 100% recycled cotton jute bag, £37 – Ian Snow, Ceramic 70s cappuccino cup, £7.50 – Folk Interiors, Original cruelty free oil painting on bamboo, £125 – Colette LaVette, Houseplants galore, from £5 – The Stem, Regular Hikers Notebook, £8.50 – Earl of East, Wooden cacti salt and pepper grinder, £40 – Amara, Accidentally Wes Anderson (and the first ever book to receive his official authorisation), £25 – AIDA, Braided apple storage, £75 – Couverture & the Garbstore
For Someone with Oodles of Effortless Style, And a Cheeky Smile to Boot
From top left: Green Africa print umbrella, £70 – Hadeda, Funky unisex ankle socks, £18 – Marimekko, Unsex hip bag, £65 – Carhartt, Mohair block jumper, £149 – Nomad & the bowerbird, The MOST BEAUTIFUL raincoat, £145 – Bless, Bottle green corduroy shopper, £26 – Lavender Room, Turmeric hand dyed face mask, £19 – CocOon, Wool Pile Mitten Beige, £60 – Outsiders Store, Kinabalu Beanie Hat Camel, £22.50 –Fox + Feather
For The Kid You Love So Much It Hurts a Bit (But You Also Love them loads when They Go to Sleep)
From top left: Mega fun kids’ SLS free shower gel, £3.93 – Yope, Pink plimsoles, £58.50 (on sale!) – We A Family, Colour change pond bath book, £10.99 – Lillian Daph, 100% FSC Certified Noah’s Ark, £44.99 – Bigjigs Toys, Organic merino wool hat, £17.99 – Dilling, All-natural bristled baby brush, £11 – The Simple Folk, Epic wooden marble run (and what we’re getting the boys!), £34.99 – Nonsuch, Slow Down – 50 Nature Stories, £16.99 – Magic Cat Publishing, Galaxy Book Print, £15 – Loving by Nature
And here’s a few things I’m personally lusting after …
From top left: Inu face earrings, £26 – Ian Snow, Vintage style leather camera strap, £25 – Etsy, Colour candles, set of six £15 – Freight, NORA wool & organic women’s turtleneck, £145 – Jaggery, Hanging rattan moons, £29 – Little Deer
I do hope you enjoyed this round up and may have sourced a potential gift or three. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a b e a u t i f u l festive period, however you celebrate, and to thank you for all your support this year. I don’t take a single smidgen of it for granted, you’re all a wonderful bunch.
Mulled wine and full bellies,
NB. I don’t earn any commission on any of the above, I’m not tech savvy enough to work out how to do that stuff!