Christmas Gift Guide Week: Day 1

Yes, I am aware of the irony of posting this after my last post on cutting down waste.

Obviously my blog is entwined in consumerism, but I hope you consume these gift guides mindfully and that they give you a nudge towards some nice gifts, after all, they’re not compulsory!

This year, personally, we are really cutting down on gifts, and for most we are buying for children and not the adults. As Peggy is too young to understand, we aren’t getting her presents this year and will be re-using old boxes from last year for wrapping and using brown recyclable paper with re-used ribbon.

Excitingly, we compiled these gift guides by colour rather than theme – so you will find kids, men and women of all ages in one place – more presents for ‘everyone’ rather than organising into sections. Everything is under £100 (although the majority far below that, but I’ve allowed some higher price points for jewellery etc) and all available online (but obviously will be available instore, too – we’ve done most of our shopping in person this year). And I will be releasing one every day this week! Hope you like…

1. Cotton apron: £8.99, H and M.

2. Ziggy Stardust tree decoration: £16, National Theatre.

3. Wireless headphones: £89.99, Urbanears.

4. Snow leopard cards: from £1.49, Papier.

5. Mini guitar: £15, John Lewis.

6. Children’s cardigan: from £15, Next.

7. Lipstick in ‘Bold Red’: £22, Elizabeth Arden.

8. Velvet hairclips: £5, Accessorize.

9. Glitter socks: £8, And Other Stories.

10. Leather card holder: £20, Boden.

11. Ultra light down puffa: £69.90, Uniqlo.

12. Nail polish set: £11.50, And Other Stories.

13. Children’s earmuffs: £7.99, Zara.

14. Measuring spoons: £4.99, H&M Home.

15. ‘Leopard: Fashion’s Most Powerful Print’ book: £10, Amazon.

16. Monogram candle: £35, Rae Feather.

17. Leopard decoration: £14, Selfridges.

18. Satin turban hairband: £29.50, J Crew.

Compiled by: Kate Milmo.

Edited by: Alexandra Stedman.


  1. Think twice. I´ll always remember the eyes of my son discovering his lovely rocking horse and the christmas tree when we opened the door of the living room on Christmas morning . He was then 9 months old. The pictures are wonderful.

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