Pre-Christmas Shopping List

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Here it is – my personal round up of my Top Etsy Buys For Christmas. I’ll let you in on a secret. My busiest, most popular posts every single year are the quirky, individual, crafted and special finds we come across from the fab little independent businesses scattered far and wide. Popular, Christmas Shopping List, 30 Gifts, Wallets For Women, Personalized Leather, Christmas Shopping, Handmade Wallets, Favorite Christmas Gifts, Leather Weekender Bag
Our Favourite Etsy Buys 2022
Here it is – my personal round up of my Top Etsy Buys For Christmas. I’ll let you in on a secret. My busiest, most popular posts every single year are the quirky, individual, crafted and special finds we come across from the fab little independent businesses scattered far and wide.
Christmas, above any other time in the year, is the time we love to banish the dark days and chilly nights with twinkly lights, Christmas Candles and gorgeous lanterns. We all have our favourites, and we all have a love of all things twinkly. So we have come up with a list of our favourite Christmas Candles, lanterns and festive lights that we have found this year to help make your Christmas merry and bright. Christmas, Christmas Candle, Candles, Lanterns, Christmas Candles, Christmas Dinner, Pre Christmas
Christmas, above any other time in the year, is the time we love to banish the dark days and chilly nights with twinkly lights, Christmas Candles and gorgeous lanterns. We all have our favourites, and we all have a love of all things twinkly. So we have come up with a list of our favourite Christmas Candles, lanterns and festive lights that we have found this year to help make your Christmas merry and bright.
Well we can’t let the kids have all the fun can we? We are all over the Advent Calenders for Grown-Ups. It’s a horrible dark winter morning, you’re out of bed at way-too-early o’clock; What better way to cheer yourself up before you head out into the cold and wet than to open a little door or pocket full of joy all for you? I mean, some self-indulgence now and again never goes amiss – ‘self-care’ I beleive we call it these days. Something to either kick start your day, or to keep back for later Cheerleading, Winter, Wine Advent Calendar, Advent Candles, Christmas Advent, Gin Advent Calendar, Socks Advent Calendar
Adult Advent Calendars for Grown Ups! 2023
Well we can’t let the kids have all the fun can we? We are all over the Advent Calenders for Grown-Ups. It’s a horrible dark winter morning, you’re out of bed at way-too-early o’clock; What better way to cheer yourself up before you head out into the cold and wet than to open a little door or pocket full of joy all for you? I mean, some self-indulgence now and again never goes amiss – ‘self-care’ I beleive we call it these days. Something to either kick start your day, or to keep back for later
TRadiitonal pocket advent calendars - they're making a huge comeback. The type of calender that makes you fizz warmly with nostalgia. We have them ourselves – three of ours were actually sewn by my sister for my boys, and even the grand elderly teens that they are now, they still love their Traditional Advent Calendars. So we’ve scoured the interwebs and found the best on offer this year Ideas, Advent Calendars, Advent Calenders, Advent Calendar, Christmas Traditions, Advent
Traditional Advent Calendars We Love 2023
TRadiitonal pocket advent calendars - they're making a huge comeback. The type of calender that makes you fizz warmly with nostalgia. We have them ourselves – three of ours were actually sewn by my sister for my boys, and even the grand elderly teens that they are now, they still love their Traditional Advent Calendars. So we’ve scoured the interwebs and found the best on offer this year
Our Top Advent Calendars for Teenagers. Teenagers. Occasionally a tricky beast to please.  Obviously they want an advent calendar just like everyone else in the house (we all know that teens are 50% 30yr olds, 50% 6yr olds, right?). So we've been looking for Advent Calendars for Teenagers - they're too old for the more traditional 'open the door to find the cute picture or chocolate' option (although the 50% 6yr old part secretly yearns for such things...sshhh). And of course they're too young f Legos, Teenage Advent Calendar
Our Best Advent Calendars for Teenagers – 2023 edition
Our Top Advent Calendars for Teenagers. Teenagers. Occasionally a tricky beast to please. Obviously they want an advent calendar just like everyone else in the house (we all know that teens are 50% 30yr olds, 50% 6yr olds, right?). So we've been looking for Advent Calendars for Teenagers - they're too old for the more traditional 'open the door to find the cute picture or chocolate' option (although the 50% 6yr old part secretly yearns for such things...sshhh). And of course they're too young f
The Best Cheese Board - no, of course you (don't) need one. - I’m a sucker for a perfect cheese board. Of course we don’t get it out every week. But everyone loves sitting around at the end of a meal, nibbling on the cheese and accompaniments as you ‘fill up the corners’, finish up the wine and relax in the glow of a few hours spent in lovely company. And of course at Christmas, nothing beats it – and not just for when you’re entertaining. In the odd quietness between Christmas and New Year, whe Glow, Wines, Large Cheese Boards, Cheese Board Set, Cheese Board, Cheese Platters, Wood Cheese Board, Perfect Cheese Board, Cheese Dome
The Best Cheese Board - yes, of course you (don't) need one.
The Best Cheese Board - no, of course you (don't) need one. - I’m a sucker for a perfect cheese board. Of course we don’t get it out every week. But everyone loves sitting around at the end of a meal, nibbling on the cheese and accompaniments as you ‘fill up the corners’, finish up the wine and relax in the glow of a few hours spent in lovely company. And of course at Christmas, nothing beats it – and not just for when you’re entertaining. In the odd quietness between Christmas and New Year, whe
Tradition Mulled Wine and Espresso Cup - perfect for stacking in a  cupboard and keeping for Christmas parties. Gifts, Mugs, Traditional, Cup, Christmas Party, Wine
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Tradition Mulled Wine and Espresso Cup - perfect for stacking in a cupboard and keeping for Christmas parties.
If you're looking for some gorgeous wrapping paper before the best stuff sells out, have decided that this is the year you're ditching the chocolate advents for something a little more special, or simply fancy a new Christmas decoration, then step this way - we have something to show you... Christmas Decorations, Decoration, Christmas List, Christmas Presents, Presents
If you're looking for some gorgeous wrapping paper before the best stuff sells out, have decided that this is the year you're ditching the chocolate advents for something a little more special, or simply fancy a new Christmas decoration, then step this way - we have something to show you...
Oh I LOVE this! I know we’ve done our top ten Pre-Christmas Chrsitmas Shopping tips, but I had to slip this in! Spin Collective do a fabulous array of wall stickers, but this one is EXACTLY what I’m looking for to fill a blank wall. At 120cm long it’s Gorgeous! And it comes in a … Wall Decals, Wall Decal, Décor, Hummingbird Illustration, Tree Wall, Wall, Fabric, Decal
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Oh I LOVE this! I know we’ve done our top ten Pre-Christmas Chrsitmas Shopping tips, but I had to slip this in! Spin Collective do a fabulous array of wall stickers, but this one is EXACTLY what I’m looking for to fill a blank wall. At 120cm long it’s Gorgeous! And it comes in a …
And Before Christmas Shopping too. For the next week or so we’re talking about Pre-Christmas Christmas Shopping. You know, the stuff you need BEFORE you get on with the other stuff. Advent calendars, stockings, decorations… You can see what we talked about last year if you visit our Pre-Christmas Christmas Shopping page – there’s stacks … Christmas Love, Christmas Gift Wrapping, Gift Tags, Cards, Dec 25, Christmas Gift Tags, Christmas Tag, Labels, Holiday Countdown
Christmas Shopping (I know, I know. Sorry).
And Before Christmas Shopping too. For the next week or so we’re talking about Pre-Christmas Christmas Shopping. You know, the stuff you need BEFORE you get on with the other stuff. Advent calendars, stockings, decorations… You can see what we talked about last year if you visit our Pre-Christmas Christmas Shopping page – there’s stacks …
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I’m sure, like me, you’ve been watching the Aerobed TV ads for years. They’re always so damned persuasive, aren’t they? But is the Aerobed really that good? I’ll admit it – no matter how good they look, I’ve always rather distrusted them – with that innate suspicion we all have of anything that the TV tells us … Tv Ads, Suspicion, Tv, Matter, Aerobed, Spare Bed, Ads, Best, List
Is the Aerobed really that good? Is it a viable a spare bed for the grandparents?
I’m sure, like me, you’ve been watching the Aerobed TV ads for years. They’re always so damned persuasive, aren’t they? But is the Aerobed really that good? I’ll admit it – no matter how good they look, I’ve always rather distrusted them – with that innate suspicion we all have of anything that the TV tells us …
This one is another family games recommendations. PIT. But… hands up, who’s heard of it? Mmm, exactly. Twenty *cough* years ago, when I was a mere wee teen, and visiting my brand shiny new fiance’s house for the first Boxing Day together, the family gathered expectantly around the table after tea, and reverently placed a … Card Games, Play, Games, Boxing Day, Top Game, Game, Family Games, Pit
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This one is another family games recommendations. PIT. But… hands up, who’s heard of it? Mmm, exactly. Twenty *cough* years ago, when I was a mere wee teen, and visiting my brand shiny new fiance’s house for the first Boxing Day together, the family gathered expectantly around the table after tea, and reverently placed a …
You probably think you know Happy Families. You may even have a pack. But these are not just any old Happy Families. Oh no. I simply whooped for joy when I saw that Gibsons have re-released Racey Helps oh-so-charmingly illustrated vintage Woodland Happy Families. I just ADORE this set of cards – the illustrations step … Decoupage, Animals, Childhood, Diy, Inspiration, Nostalgic Toys, Silly Games, Childhood Memories, Christmas Games
Pre-Christmas Shopping – Vintage Woodland Happy Families by Racey Helps.
You probably think you know Happy Families. You may even have a pack. But these are not just any old Happy Families. Oh no. I simply whooped for joy when I saw that Gibsons have re-released Racey Helps oh-so-charmingly illustrated vintage Woodland Happy Families. I just ADORE this set of cards – the illustrations step …
Just plain beautiful, no? Well, not plain, obviously. But beautiful, definitely. We’re huge fans of the Love Mae wall stickers, and when the Quick Brown Fox of Dulwich showed us these, we squeaked a bit. Sooo pretty, and endlessly versatile aorund your festive home (with not a garish shiny tinsel flutter in sight). Best of … Natal, Christmas Wall Decor, Christmas Decals, Christmas Wall Decal, Christmas Joy
Pre-Christmas Christmas Shopping Top Tips #8 – Gorgeous Christmas wall stickers.
Just plain beautiful, no? Well, not plain, obviously. But beautiful, definitely. We’re huge fans of the Love Mae wall stickers, and when the Quick Brown Fox of Dulwich showed us these, we squeaked a bit. Sooo pretty, and endlessly versatile aorund your festive home (with not a garish shiny tinsel flutter in sight). Best of …
If you’re quick, you still have time. NO, not to pop out and grab a cardboard box filled with yukky cheap chocolate. Tsk. No, to order this gorgeous Maileg pocket advent calendar from the always-lovely Armstrong Ward. We make no bones about the fact that we love Maileg. The mice are major hits, but I’ve … Pop, Box
Pre-Christmas Christmas Shopping Top Tips #9 – Maileg Pocket Advent
If you’re quick, you still have time. NO, not to pop out and grab a cardboard box filled with yukky cheap chocolate. Tsk. No, to order this gorgeous Maileg pocket advent calendar from the always-lovely Armstrong Ward. We make no bones about the fact that we love Maileg. The mice are major hits, but I’ve …
I don’t know about you, but personally I (and all my children) LOVE the fact that we have the same advent calendars which come out each year. Sometimes in the pockets they find chocolates from the advent fairy, sometimes they find lego or playmobil. But whatever she brings them overnight, the finding and putting up … Celebration, Home Décor, Elf, Holiday, Novelty, Decor, Elf On The Shelf
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I don’t know about you, but personally I (and all my children) LOVE the fact that we have the same advent calendars which come out each year. Sometimes in the pockets they find chocolates from the advent fairy, sometimes they find lego or playmobil. But whatever she brings them overnight, the finding and putting up …
Oh I LOVE this idea! 24 little wooden houses, each with a number on the door. You can either keep them in the shelving they come in – or else scatter them around the house for small people to find. Each has a lift-off roof, so you can stash the usual treat inside. Traditional, yet … Models, Miniature, Advent House, Holiday Decor, Home Accessories
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Oh I LOVE this idea! 24 little wooden houses, each with a number on the door. You can either keep them in the shelving they come in – or else scatter them around the house for small people to find. Each has a lift-off roof, so you can stash the usual treat inside. Traditional, yet …
How lovely? Yes. Quite. These lovely stockings are handmade, and would look fabulous hung on the mantelpiece or bedpost – whilst still looking bright and fun enough for children to clap hands at when they are retrieved from the cupboard on the Night Before Christmas. You can have them Personalised, and there’s even a pocket … Christmas Crafts, Personalized Christmas, Christmas Stockings Personalized, Christmas Stocking, Christmas Hat, Christmas Stockings Diy, Christmas Projects
Pre-Christmas Christmas shopping - Stockings from Milly & Pip
How lovely? Yes. Quite. These lovely stockings are handmade, and would look fabulous hung on the mantelpiece or bedpost – whilst still looking bright and fun enough for children to clap hands at when they are retrieved from the cupboard on the Night Before Christmas. You can have them Personalised, and there’s even a pocket …
I just couldn’t resist it! Isn’t it fab? Now, I know that Grandin Road is an American site, but they DO ship to the UK, there IS still time, and they will let you know postage costs before they send. And really, looking at that stocking, why wouldn’t you? Currently converts from dollars to a … Red Velvet, Postage
Pre-Christmas Christmas Shopping - Simply Deliciously Different Kringle Stocking
I just couldn’t resist it! Isn’t it fab? Now, I know that Grandin Road is an American site, but they DO ship to the UK, there IS still time, and they will let you know postage costs before they send. And really, looking at that stocking, why wouldn’t you? Currently converts from dollars to a …
Fab fab fab. I want him in MY hall in December. I might even throw a bit of tinsel on his antlers. That’s it really. Gisela Graham’s Advent Reindeer calendar is available from Mollie & Fred for a nose under £25. Christmas Gifts, Christmas Makes, Christmas Diy
Pre-Christmas Christmas Shopping - The Advent Reindeer Calendar from Gisela Graham
Fab fab fab. I want him in MY hall in December. I might even throw a bit of tinsel on his antlers. That’s it really. Gisela Graham’s Advent Reindeer calendar is available from Mollie & Fred for a nose under £25.
I am partial to a really nice wooden Nativity set. And this IS a really nice wooden nativity set. Handmade in Indonesia from Albasia wood, it consists of a beautiful stable with opening doors, Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, The Three Kings, Two Shepherds, a sheep, a donkey, and a supply of paper straw to finish … India, Wooden Nativity Sets, East, Wooden, Christmas Nativity Set, Contemporary Style Homes, Christmas Inspiration
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I am partial to a really nice wooden Nativity set. And this IS a really nice wooden nativity set. Handmade in Indonesia from Albasia wood, it consists of a beautiful stable with opening doors, Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, The Three Kings, Two Shepherds, a sheep, a donkey, and a supply of paper straw to finish …
Gorgeous isn’t it? Nice, simple, fun yet stylish. I love the pockets that are big enough to hold something yummy, and the fabric candy cane day marker is an added touch of fabness to aid the countdown to the Big Day… Reduced to £21 from GLTC – there’s limited stock, so hurry! Nice
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Gorgeous isn’t it? Nice, simple, fun yet stylish. I love the pockets that are big enough to hold something yummy, and the fabric candy cane day marker is an added touch of fabness to aid the countdown to the Big Day… Reduced to £21 from GLTC – there’s limited stock, so hurry!
LOVE these stockings from So Indigo. Really. LOVE them. So bright, so cheerful – and so unfussy. Brilliant! Available in an array of colours from the reliably-cheerful So Indigo for a toe under £21. Patchwork, Indigo, Shopping, Colours, Bright
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LOVE these stockings from So Indigo. Really. LOVE them. So bright, so cheerful – and so unfussy. Brilliant! Available in an array of colours from the reliably-cheerful So Indigo for a toe under £21.
Oh I LOVE love LOVE these sacks! Plenty of room for the bulky presents, not a gaudy bauble in sight, and personalised for your child.   Really – I *want* to have a row of these lined up on Chrsitmas morning. Excitedly spotted in Harrow & Green’s shop on Not On The High Street, the … Workshop, Christmas Wrapping, Art, Personalised Christmas Sack, Christmas Sack, Christmas Bags
Pre-Christmas Christmas Shopping - Utterly Fabulous Burlington Burlap Sacks
Oh I LOVE love LOVE these sacks! Plenty of room for the bulky presents, not a gaudy bauble in sight, and personalised for your child. Really – I *want* to have a row of these lined up on Chrsitmas morning. Excitedly spotted in Harrow & Green’s shop on Not On The High Street, the …
So pretty – and yet… full of Brussel Sprouts. Just magnificent! Just what we love to find; a splosh of Pretty, with a healthy dollop of quirky hidden inside it. Whether you love them or hate them, it can’t be denied that Brussel Sprouts are indelibly linked with the Great British Christmas! Spotted over on … Christmas Wreaths, Floral, Wreaths, Christmas Tree Decorations, How To Make Wreaths, Christmas Catering
Pre-Christmas Christmas Shopping List - The Brussel Sprout Wreath
So pretty – and yet… full of Brussel Sprouts. Just magnificent! Just what we love to find; a splosh of Pretty, with a healthy dollop of quirky hidden inside it. Whether you love them or hate them, it can’t be denied that Brussel Sprouts are indelibly linked with the Great British Christmas! Spotted over on …
Loving this fabric advent calendar – beautifully traditional, room for a small gold coin in each pocket,  and adore the fun pom poms! Spotted over on Not On The High Street, the Advent Tree is by Cocoa Bean, it can be yours for a smidge under £35 Fabric Advent Calendar
Pre-Christmas Christmas Shopping List - The Advent Tree Calendar
Loving this fabric advent calendar – beautifully traditional, room for a small gold coin in each pocket, and adore the fun pom poms! Spotted over on Not On The High Street, the Advent Tree is by Cocoa Bean, it can be yours for a smidge under £35
Oh LOVE this! Not for me, obviously. I am Household Chief Wrapper, and I pride myself on the sharpness of my creasing and my perfect bow-manship. But I do know an elf or two who could use this paper… The hand-printed gift wrap comes rolled in a postal tube – so no folds – and … Gift Wrapping, Gift Ideas, Packaging, Best Christmas Gifts, Unique Personalized Gift
Pre-Christmas Christmas Shopping List - Brilliant Wrapping Paper
Oh LOVE this! Not for me, obviously. I am Household Chief Wrapper, and I pride myself on the sharpness of my creasing and my perfect bow-manship. But I do know an elf or two who could use this paper… The hand-printed gift wrap comes rolled in a postal tube – so no folds – and …
Really loving the traditional feel of this not-very-traditional-at-all wooden advent house. Each ‘door’ is a drawer, so the Advent Fairy can place her own gifts inside each day – and when it gets dark, the house lights up and looks just beautiful. It looks to me as though it probably doesn’t fold flat, so you’ll … Wooden Advent Calendar, Christmas Decor Diy, Diy Decor, John Lewis
Pre-Christmas Christmas Shopping - Beautiful Wooden Advent House
Really loving the traditional feel of this not-very-traditional-at-all wooden advent house. Each ‘door’ is a drawer, so the Advent Fairy can place her own gifts inside each day – and when it gets dark, the house lights up and looks just beautiful. It looks to me as though it probably doesn’t fold flat, so you’ll …