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Cellandia’s Christmas giftlist & WISH list…

From everything sweet & savoury to gorgeous home making gifts, it’s all out there… For me though I have a few things that I cannot wait to get a piece of but that I also cannot wait to give..

I am absolutely in love with the gorgeous HAM products but especially the awesome mugs that the lovely Jo has created and brought to shelves across the nation. From the ‘Wine Tasting Rabbit’ to the ‘Superhero Rabbit’ it’s hard to not love them and it’s hard to not smile… I think a set of these will look amazing in my new cottage in Barnes and I can’t wait to get my order in….

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Wine tasting rabbit £12.50

 

Moving on in a very practical sense and I must admit that a set of kitchen knives has been high on our list and after a fair bit of research I feel that Stellar James Martin has brought together a collection of knives fit for both amateur and professional designed to suit the lifestyle and cooking that you do… check out the collection, I will definitely be adding a set to my list for the man of the house and of course the chef!

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plenty_video._SX342_SY299_To tickle those tastebuds, I have been so excited about the new Ottolenghi recipe books… Plenty & Plenty More… Yotam takes you on such a mouthwateringly exciting journey with food, delving into all the various techniques we use in every day cooking: grilling, roasting, steaming, braising, mashing and baking. A fantastic culinary journey… these books needs a home in my new kitchen!

 

Then something for the little dreamer in the house… who is fascinated by life at just 17months and I thought could be introduced to this… Walnut Toy Farm… which you can buy here.

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Walnut Toy Farm

and a set of these would be gorgeous too… buy your set here.

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Animal Nesting Dolls

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credit to Izumi Idoia Zubia, such a beautiful and creative gift

Each book (ring bound) includes 8 collages / pre drawn environments and 4 patterned papers with various big and small shapes to be cut… could have the children occupied for hours….

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We must not forget the cat, of course if money was of no object then I would be spoiling her with this… Check it out in detail here.

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Dog Shaped Cat Scratching post £695

 

I will be filling my house with gorgeous scent of Résine Candle from DIPTYQUE and it’s gorgeous scent of pine needles, I just love the smell of Christmas…that and our wood burning fire…. 

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Diptyque Résine Candle £26-£40

 

I met the wonderful people behind the gorgeous brand iBBi at the Daisy Trust Christmas Fair and was immediately in love… Not just with their mantra and keeping things close to heart, working closely with the artisans that create each piece with all the love & care in the world but also because each piece of tableware to each throw has been made so beautifully and with such intricacy, there’s not much to not love… a beautiful collection of these ramekins would make such a special present, for in the kitchen, living room, dresser or bedside table….img_5659_1_ img_5630_1__1

 

Katie is a lovely lady and she designs some gorgeous stationery and along the way I have spoiled myself with a few of her beautiful paper treats… From one stationer to another, I just love the simplicity but the vintage look of her Navy Stripe Notebook and for just £8.00 it will make a splendid gift for anyone that has too many ideas, too much of the time… like me!

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I’m really getting into my chevron designs… and I’ve been looking for something for a while. This one here 993-115-G67s

is just awesome and it comes in at such a good price £75.00 (W170 x L230 cm)…Check out those lines… and they even do a doormat, cool hey?

So the man likes chocolate and it would be rude not to… I think I might make this for Christmas as a treat… What do you think? For the recipe, click here.

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Bloomin brilliant chocolate brownies

 

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Christmas wouldn’t be the same without lights and I really like these this year… you can buy them here

To top it all off I shall be cooking up a feast on Christmas day, our very first Christmas in our new home – what better way to celebrate! Not without the help of these two… mainly Delia with a side helping of Jamie8173GpRMkZL._SL1500_

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Watch this space for more exciting new gift ideas and also a few of the homemade kind too. X

 

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the gift of something PERSONAL this Christmas…

Christmas is always there, at the end of the calendar but we forget about it as soon as the Spring flowers pop up to say hello, or if like me, when the decorations come down and the cards are all folded away. The house looks empty and somewhat different, except for the clusters of gifts, half eaten chocolates and piles of presents either end of the sofa after what was a truly wonderful Christmas… and so they say, till next year!

Then, suddenly it’s back again and Christmas is coming, it’s a very glittery, sparkly affair here in London, as it always is, with lights in every shopping high street and music that you can’t bear most of the time playing from all the shops… For me and for most, it’s a time to be with family, to celebrate togetherness and love. To be grateful for what we’ve got and to make a mark at the year just gone. Glasses are raised throughout the festive season and we all gorge on delicious homemade treats from mince pies to sausage rolls..

This year I have been creating stunning stationery sets that stand out above the rest – they are unique, personal and evoke memories in both the sender and the one lucky enough to receive the card whether by the form of a thank you or simply a message to say… Unique Storytelling Cards, what’s not to love?

Cellandia stationery sets start at £12.50 or for your personal set whether for yourself or as a gift – these start at £25.00. Please get in touch at info@cellandia.com

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