I’m not sure how it happened but it’s December. It’s here, it’s happening and we need to get presents quick.
My husband and I are still hoping to move before the new year (but might be Jan at this stage) so have made an executive decision to only buy one present per person this year, instead of getting too carried away. It has really helped keep costs low and saved us time instead of constantly looking for just ‘one more thing’. Here is my gift guide, most of what I have bought for people myself – hope you find it useful!UNDER £10
‘Disco Fever’ nail varnish: £8, Cheeky
Lipstick in ‘Temptation’: £8, Topshop
Alphabet make-up bag: £8, Next
Set of cashmere mix socks: £10, Next
FOR THE LITTLE ONES
1. ‘Mick Rock: The Rise of David Bowie, 1972-1973’, £32.49, Amazon
100% cashmere crew-neck jumper: £69.90, Uniqlo
Nubuck trainers: £79, Cos
Pack of 5 notebooks: £4, Muji
Steel mesh watch: £165, Skagen
Ribbed wool beanie hat: £6.96, Gap
And for the wrapping? I still do my brown paper gifts but always like to add at least one extra style, and I picked up some sheets from kikki K in Bluewater last week. If you haven’t been, it’s a stationers dream (you just need to be careful not to buy everything – it all adds up!). Their campaign this Christmas is ‘Celebrate with a Grateful Heart’ which sums up this brand – all about mindfulness and giving. And with paper this good, it makes giving gifts even more fun.
|Black and white wrapping paper: £2.50, kikki K. Monochrome string, part of a giftwrap set, Wood Grey. London wrapping paper: £2.50, kikki K. Brown twine: local 99p store. ‘Home Alone’ cards: from £2.19, Etsy
The last remaining Gift Guide ideas will be coming tomorrow – from £20 – £100 gifts.