Xmas Gift Guide

December 9, 2013

Since Christmas is right around the corner and I got a few neat things for myself and family, I thought I’d share them, in case anyone is struggling for ideas.

The gift of your time – I’m making this little cross stitch panel for Mr D’s Grandma. I just hope I can finish it on time to mail it to the US before Xmas!

The gift of fun – I got this festive and amusing necklace from Cheap Frills. This is a small company based in Brighton that will surely have something that catches your eye. Everything is handmade, very affordable with a lot of variety – I have trouble resisting them!

The gift of Art – Treat yourself or a friend to an item made by one of my current favourite illustrators – Ella Goodwin. I got myself this little mermaid cat wooden pin and received a bunch of really cute printed goodies with it. Make sure you have a look around her website and Etsy shop, as there are lots of different things to choose from. Isn’t she amazing?

The gift of memories – I discovered Stickygram a while ago via another blogger. I was immediately convinced as the concept is really simple but good: make your own fridge magnets or phone cases out of your Instagram photos! I decided to give a panel to my husband, with some photos of him, me, us and some shared moments. Get a $4 discount on fridge magnets or $5 on phone cases using the code FRIENDO3QD.

The personal gift – I got this pencil case* personalized with the word “Macaco” for my husband – it means monkey in Portuguese. It’s our affectionate term so only obvious that I’d use it. I got it from Special Moment, where you can find tons of items that can be personalized to your requirements (regular names and all). They have several price ranges, for £10 or under £10. Order before the 17th of December to get it in time for Christmas!

The gift of books – I brought this for my husband at TK Maxx. I love Rob Ryan’s paper cuttings illustration and the text is so beautiful. I definitely recommend getting it for that special someone. Get it at Amazon here.

I’m done with my Christmas shopping. Have you finished yours yet?

PS: items marked * are PR samples.

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  • Reply Kizzy @ The Dainty Dolls House December 9, 2013 at 09:20

    These are gorgeous gifts doll, love the book and the mermaid cat. How sweet is that necklace, very cool idea :)) Happy Monday doll xx

    • Reply Mrs D December 12, 2013 at 11:18

      I’m glad you like them! I’m extremely proud of myself this Christmas!

  • Reply Ella December 9, 2013 at 09:27

    Thanks Sara! I love that Rob Ryan book, got it for Christmas last year and the fairy lights necklace, brilliant idea!!x

    • Reply Mrs D December 12, 2013 at 11:21

      I’m so happy with the lovely things I got from you, really made me smile!!!

  • Reply Amber of Butane Anvil December 9, 2013 at 11:56

    A mermaid cat! 😀

    • Reply Mrs D December 12, 2013 at 11:23

      It’s fabulous!

  • Reply MIS PAPELICOS December 9, 2013 at 13:49

    This year we have so many presents already that I don´t dare wish for more, just a quick movigggggggggggg.LOl
    Mil besos, Sara guapa.

    • Reply Mrs D December 12, 2013 at 11:24

      Haha, I’m glad I did my shopping early. I can’t stand the crowds!

  • Reply Dayna December 9, 2013 at 16:41

    That mermaid cat is ADORABLE!

    • Reply Mrs D December 12, 2013 at 11:25

      I know! I’m smitten!

  • Reply PinkCheetahVintage December 9, 2013 at 19:08

    I love the Stickygram idea!

    • Reply Mrs D December 12, 2013 at 11:28

      It’s really good! I love the idea of giving personalized gifts 🙂

  • Reply pastcaring December 9, 2013 at 20:41

    You’ve done, and I’ve only just started! Trying to keep it cheap, thoughtful, ethical, independent, and secondhand if possible this year. Wish me luck! xxxx

    • Reply Mrs D December 12, 2013 at 11:31

      Yeah, I couldn’t keep it all second hand and handmade but I did use a few small businesses, which I think is great too!

  • Reply ollieotson December 10, 2013 at 00:59

    adorei as ideias! stickygram e os lapis, que gfixe!! mas ele nao le o teu blog? aiaia, spoilers :p


  • Reply Melanie December 10, 2013 at 08:42

    These are all such great gift ideas – unique and personal. You’ll be making lots of people happy!

    • Reply Mrs D December 12, 2013 at 11:33

      I sure hope so- myself included hehe

  • Reply Señora Allnut December 10, 2013 at 17:56

    everything is so cute!, you really share some good ideas for personalized and original presents!

  • Reply Connie* December 11, 2013 at 06:21

    Eep oop. I’m so far behind in my shopping! I love cross stitch. It’s so therapeutic…unless you’re in a hurry. Great ideas, Sara!

    • Reply Mrs D December 12, 2013 at 11:39

      I’ve finished mine already – I’m very proud of myself this year!!!

  • Reply Andrea Deal December 15, 2013 at 13:15

    Cute stuff! I love the Ella Goodwin necklace. Her shop is really cute.
    I’m trying to make quite a bit of stuff for Christmas this year. Hopefully, I’ll get it all done on time!

    • Reply Mrs D December 18, 2013 at 15:04

      She has amazing stuff!
      Good luck 🙂

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