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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.