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 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


1. Milk jug: £7.50, kikki K
2. Pink gilt edged notebook: £5, Cos x Hay
3. ‘Punk Bouquet’ body wash: £7, And Other Stories
4. Moon and star earrings: £9.50, Marks & Spencer
5. ‘The Life-changing magic of not giving a f**k’ book: £8.23, The Book Depository
6. ‘Disco Fever’ nail varnish: £8, Cheeky
7. Lipstick in ‘Temptation’: £8, Topshop
8. Alphabet make-up bag: £8, Next
9. ‘Bits and bob’ lidded bowl: £10, Hay at Amara
10. Individual letter glasses: £4 each, Marks & Spencer
11. Set of cashmere mix socks: £10, Next
12. Pack of 4 coasters: £1.99, H&M Home
13. Cushion cover: £3.99, H&M Home
14. Loose leaf mulled cider tea: £5.50, Bluebird Tea Co


1. Cub sweatshirt: £22, Tobias & The Bear
2. Panda cup: £16.50, Cissy Wears
3. Star print wigwam: £89, Great Little Trading Company
4. Set of animal socks: £11.55, Boden
5. Astronaut costume: £34.40, Smallable
6. Gingerbread man stickers: £1, Paperchase
7. Stripe crown: £18, Alex & Alexa
8. Drum set: £46, John Lewis
9. Girl’s glitter boots: £22, Marks & Spencer
10. ‘I Want My Hat Back’ book: £5.24, Amazon
11. Play kitchen: £25, Ikea
1. ‘Mick Rock: The Rise of David Bowie, 1972-1973’, £32.49, Amazon
2. 100% cashmere crew-neck jumper: £69.90, Uniqlo
3. Nubuck trainers: £79, Cos
4. Pack of 5 notebooks: £4, Muji
5. Steel mesh watch: £165, Skagen
6. ‘Beardy man’ egg cup: £11.50, Donna Wilson at SCP
7. Marca Negra mezcal: £29.75, Harvey Nichols
8. Ribbed wool beanie hat: £6.96, Gap
9. Personalised leather wallets: £80 each, Not Another Bill
10. ‘Harrison’ glasses: £98 including lenses, Bailey Nelson
11. Fresh coffee 3 month subscription: £29, Perkulatte at Etsy
12. Task lamp: £25, John Lewis
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.


    1. I know -although after posting this I thought the pressies are more for me, as kids probably don't want to open clothes! Thanks for the tip on the new site – love it, very stylish – I am often so stumped with men and go to the same old shops so this is good to know (especially the wrapping!) x

  1. I don't think kids mind unwrapping clothes, especially sparkly ones. Great list! I laughed when I saw the Life changing magic… My husband has been Kondo-ing for months and I am SO sick of it! ("Thank you for charging my phone.")

  2. Thanks Alex, this has been really helpful. Ordered the leather wallet for my boyfriend. Looking forward to tomorrow's part 2!

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