Christmas Gift Guide – Deck The Halls

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Time to deck the halls and make the house pretty in time for the big day?  Here are a few ideas.

MBWChristmasCoverMy Bubble Writer

The My Bubble Writer Christmas Book by Linda Scott is the perfect addition to any family traditions in the lead up to Christmas. Packed to the rafters with ideas for funky writing, gift tags, letters to Santa and tree decorations, it will keep the kids totally enthralled all the way through the Christmas season. Retailing at £7.95 and feelings like your almost stepping into Christmas as soon as you open the book, its not only the kids that will be entertained.

I can see plenty of adults having hours of fun. My Bubble Writer Christmas book is the perfect way to bring the whole family together preparing for that special day. It’s not easy to keep everyone going on those dark cold nights, but with this fabulous book, it is extremely do-able.

Rose-30cl-600x600Aroma Works Essential Rose Candle

If you are looking for a soothing and romantic stocking filler this Christmas, the Aroma Works Essential Rose Candle is absolutely perfect.

Elegantly presented in a simple white box, with soft grey and delicate pink accents, comes a beautifully hand poured cream candle in a stunning, yet simple glass votive.

The candle itself is decadent in its aroma of 8 blended essential oils with rose and patchouli at the forefront creating a relaxing, soothing scent to lift your spirits and fill your room with the most sophisticated of scents.

Completely organic and with a little card that indicates how to get the best from your candle, as well as care guidelines, it is a wonderful present for anyone this year!

Available from Aroma Works London for between £15 -£32

Cover_LRGMake Your Own Christmas Tree Decorations by Susan Yeates

Any avid crafter will appreciate Make Your Own Christmas Tree Decorations by Susan Yeates, it is packed full of fabulous creations that can be made with all manner of materials, including some things that you can find lying around the house.

With more than 200 colour photos, spanning over 30 different projects, there is something for all levels of ability and tastes in crafts.  From sewing, sticking, folding, crochet, modelling and much more, the recipient of this book can adorn the Christmas Tree with decorations a plenty.

This Christmas inspired book is the perfect gift for crafters who love to make wonderful gifts and plan for the year ahead!

image007Greetings With Hallmark

Most people send Christmas Cards and when it comes to those nearest and dearest, we all want something a little special.  This year Hallmark have come up with the most incredible range including pop up cards and 3D ones, all in enchanting designs.

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Hallmark have created a fabulous range of boxed luxury cards this year that can be bought for as little as £8 for a box of five.  Now there is something rather special about this range, each card has something unique to match the loved ones in your life.

image001The Christma Dove is simplistic elegance, a textured ivory background on which a sparkling golden dove hangs, surrounded by silver stars.

The Pop-Up Christmas Tree is set on a smooth cream card with the tree drawn in smoky greys and little delicate leaf cut outs, with golden shimmering blooms and topped with a cute little red Robin.

The Christmas Scene is a card that at first looks to be a standard card depicting a pretty snowy scene.  Once out of the envelope though, the card can be expanded to create a 3D effect that brings the scene to life.

The Pop Up Festive House is the best Christmas card ever seen at Erisea HQ, in fact it made Erika, (one of our Editors In Chief) squeal with delight.  As you take the card out of the envelope it pops open and becomes this fantastic little 3D house, the sweetest little house that ever was!

The rest of the new range is just as exciting and will leave you in a conundrum as to who to send which card to who!

Pegs, £4 from Tiger www.tigerstores.co.ukChristmas Pegs by Tiger

If you fancy creating an advent calendar with a difference this year, then why not nab yourself some of these delightfully festive Christmas Pegs by Tiger and make your own.

Your imagination really is the only thing limiting you here, from little love notes, sweeties, small gifts and jokes to bigger and more elaborate ideas, such as a drinks calendar (one beer for every day), the possibilities are endless.

Available from Tiger for £4.

Racing Elf Crackers, Ref 44318, £19.99Racing Elf Crackers

Christmas Crackers have been a tradition at our Christmas dinner table for many years.  In fact on the back of our Racing Elf Crackers, we learn that they actually date back to Victorian times when people would place sugared almonds and a little motto in twisted paper.  A confectioner was one day creating some to sell when a ‘jet of resin burst into flames from his log fire’.  He decided that this would be a great thing to include in these love token crackers and so the log shape and snap were added to the motto and the sweet.  By the end of the century the tradition was part of Christmas across the nation.

The Racing Elf Crackers are made in the traditional way containing a snap, joke, party hat and, instead of a sweet, each of the six crackers contain a racing elf!  Once everyone has on their hats, has told their jokes and eaten their food, the long awaited Elf Race can commence with the track that is included in the box, there are even names for the elves!

A fabulous alternative to small trinkets, these crackers will add a little excitement to any Christmas table.

Available from Lakeland for £19.99

 

 

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