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….
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!
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.
and a set of these would be gorgeous too… buy your set here.
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….
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.
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….
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….
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!
I’m really getting into my chevron designs… and I’ve been looking for something for a while. This one here
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.
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 Jamie…
Watch this space for more exciting new gift ideas and also a few of the homemade kind too. X