Food, food, and more food · It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas · Subscription gifts · The unusual

Subscription gifts, they are not just for Christmas

A gift should be for life, not just for Christmas (apologies as I am paraphrasing the line that usually refers to dogs and they are definitely for life). Or at the very least it should be something that satisfies a want or need for more than one day. And there are gifts out there that… Continue reading Subscription gifts, they are not just for Christmas

Feel good gift giving · It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas · Wrapping paper

Keeping it green this Christmas with environmentally friendly gift wrap

The wife (who again I should point out is married to a man) was picking my brains on wrapping presents that didn’t result in a lot of waste (or mess). Now, I’m not 100% sure that I can help on the mess front but I do have a few ideas (based on my constant need… Continue reading Keeping it green this Christmas with environmentally friendly gift wrap

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas · The unusual

Finding gift inspiration (also known as I’m making a list and I’m checking it twice)

Everyone I know has been (reasonably) nice so that is the first thing off my list. The second is (hopefully obvious by now) that I want to find those shiny, happy gifts that come from independent businesses making bespoke handmade, homemade, or different gifts. Of course I do buy from the big retailers as well.… Continue reading Finding gift inspiration (also known as I’m making a list and I’m checking it twice)

Feel good gift giving · The unusual

The gift of feel-good gift giving (if that’s not a tongue twister I don’t know what is)

I love discovering new places for gifts through any means possible. If I go to a craft fair my handbag can become a collection of business cards and flyers of places where I need to buy gifts from (sometimes I do buy but sometimes they do get a second look and end up in the… Continue reading The gift of feel-good gift giving (if that’s not a tongue twister I don’t know what is)

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas · The unusual

Putting on my elf hat (also known as helping out with gift ideas)

So, you might have figured out by now that I donate a (very) significant amount of time to buying presents and gifts that are that bit different, that bit unique, and that bit (hopefully) right for the lucky (again hopefully) gift recipient. I do, on occasion, help other people think of ideas (or I end… Continue reading Putting on my elf hat (also known as helping out with gift ideas)

Food, food, and more food · It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas · Visits

Falling in love….with Liberty London

I feel like I should apologise for the space in between posts (as other bloggers tend to do) and I am sorry (mainly for myself as the views are yet to hit the tens of figures) as I love buying gifts and I really am going to end up scrabbling around for gifts in December… Continue reading Falling in love….with Liberty London

Alcofrolic alcohol · handmade or homemade

Homemade Cherry Liqueur or an attempt at Black Forest Vodka

I was recently given a small mound of sour cherries (or I guess dessert cherries?) with the suggestion I use them for Christmas (yes, I am afraid I am already thinking of that time) presents. And well, I liked that idea. I have previously made homemade raspberry vodka and homemade blackberry rum for Christmas gifts… Continue reading Homemade Cherry Liqueur or an attempt at Black Forest Vodka