Christmas Gift Guide {Part 1}

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…
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That’s a Wrap

Brown paper: Sam’s 99p store Tooting. Washi tape: £2 pack of 3, Muji. Stickers (part of a sticker book, £12, Kikki K. Stag kraft tags, 85p for pack of 8, Wilkinsons. Rubber stamps: £4.95, Muji. Seaweed lip balm, £15, Haeckels I don’t usually do wrapping ‘themes’. The main reason being that…
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Festive Interiors

  One of my favourite things to do this festive season is hang our decorations. Like most people, I do it whilst watching cheesy Christmas movies (often recorded from Channel Five) and drinking mulled cider. This year, we don’t have a tree as we’re leaving for india on Boxing Day…
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Design: Cos x Hay

Trays: £25 for large,  £10 for extra small, £19 for small, Cos x Hay. Headphones: Frends (bought at TK Maxx). Earrings: £12, Z for Accessorize (instore). Rose gold earcuff: £38, Tada & Toy. Notecards: Paperchase. Nail polish in ‘Plankton’: £5, Topshop. Pen: £13.56, Caran D’Ache. Tweezers: Tweezerman. Lip balm: £16, Bobbi…
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The Frugality’s Christmas Gift Guide: For Her

For the woman who has everything…we all know one! 1. Candle in jar, £99, Fornisetti at Amara 2. ‘Je T’aime Jane’ perfume, £65, Bella Freud at Harvey Nichols 3. Trainers, £164, Mary Katrantzou x Adidas at Mytheresa.com 4. ‘Snail Mail’ notecards, £24.95, Kate Spade at Liberty  5. Flowers delivered through…
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January Frugal To-Do List

January is one of those horrid months when everyone is penniless post-Christmas and New Year and the pay packet just doesn’t last long enough… I thought I’d put together a few little tips and to-dos to make January that little bit better. 1.Book a holiday. I always try and book…
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For the host/hostesses…

These are generally the people you’re visiting over christmas, the party drinks hosts and the people who are just difficult to buy for. I often take a token gift to people having us over christmas. Harvey Nichols/Waitrose/Selfridges/Carluccios Foodhalls are often good for beautifully packaged Panettones, Bloody Mary mix (my weakness)…
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The Frugal GiftGuide…

I try and spread the cost of christmas, in fact I have finished my present buying already. The very idea of queuing up in Liberty on 23rd December makes me feel anxious.  I don’t believe in buying cheap xmas presents, I prefer ‘frugal’ at this time of year means saving…
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