Christmas- always a special time of the year…

Christmas presents on table and christmas decorations

Christmas.. always a special time of the year, and always a bit of a headache finding that little something different without breaking the bank!

And so, Kay our very own angel ūüôā has put together some great gift ideas for you:¬†

Something that almost everyone would love is a gift from¬†Boomf. ¬†They do nine gorgeously tasty marshmallows in a box, and it’s really simple to upload your photos or messages and have them printed on the marshmallows. ¬†They’re ¬£15 with free worldwide delivery. ¬†There’s loads of other stuff too – the Boomf Bomb looks great fun for ¬£4.99!

One of my favourite gifts has to be my¬†Calamondin Orange Tree which my son bought for me about 5 years ago and it’s fabulous! ¬†It spends the summer in the garden and the winter indoors (so we’re together all year round!) easy to look after and so exciting when the little fruits start to appear! ¬†It came from¬†a firm called The Gluttonous Gardener and was delivered in a sturdy wooden crate tied with raffia. There are some great ideas for special occasions too… love this site!

Isn’t it a pain if you’re just out the door and you haven’t got the right handbag? ¬†(Or is it just me!!). ¬†Life’s too short to start decanting all your stuff from one to the other, and losing keys and lipsticks at the bottom of a voluminous bag is just frustrating…. how about a handbag organiser? ¬†They have loads of compartments and come in different sizes – just put all your essentials in it and then move it from handbag to handbag – saving loads of time and hassle! The ones made by Periea are excellent value for money and come in a range of lovely colours and designs.

Shoe clips, rather like clip-on earrings, jazz up a plain pair of shoes and come in every sort of colour and style. ¬†I think they’re an unusual little gift, and as some of them are very economically priced, they look fantastic as a decoration on a wrapped gift, rather than a bow.
Find them on Ebay and Amazon, and a website called Etsy.

Even the smallest token gift is good to receive if it’s beautifully wrapped, but¬†can get¬†expensive with paper and bows. Brown paper and red raffia looks really good, and if you’re a bit artistic (or even if you’re not!) try drawing a Christmas tree or two on the paper with a glue pen then sprinkle with glitter.¬†¬†Or raid Granny’s button box and thread some pretty buttons on to the end of a ribbon before tying around the gift.

I hope you find these ideas useful. I for one will be buying a couple of gifts from this list ūüôā

Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy and peaceful festive period.