The Curious Christmas Gift Guide

christmas gift guide 2017

Oh, I’ve been having a right old chortle to myself over some of the stuff I’ve bought recently. Mouse-statue reading lamps and polar bear side tables and silly little notebooks with owls on them. It’s as though the part of my brain responsible for buying things has been hijacked by the spirit of a Victorian trinkets dealer**. One with an enthusiasm for wildlife. But it’s all good fun – I’m now the proud owner of a serving dish that looks as though it’s been pinched from the set of Beauty and the Beast, and a bottle opener that could be the door-key to the world’s most wonderful hotel suite.

christmas gift guide 2017

Want to know more? It’s all in the video – if you’re looking for a few off-beat Christmas present ideas then this might give you somewhere to start. I’ve listed the featured products beneath the video pane for quick reference.

**I have no idea what a Victorian trinkets dealer is either. Totally made it up. I thought that a Curiosity Shop was a real thing, too, then remembered it was from a Dickens novel.

My sweater is from AND/OR*: http://bit.ly/2AzEj3S // Alice Wall Sticker*: http://bit.ly/2B1pFmM // Polar Bear Table at Amazon*: http://amzn.to/2BIrCSm and Graham and Green: https://www.grahamandgreen.co.uk/anim… // Rhino Head Wall Lights*: http://bit.ly/2B1qoEw // Rory Dobner Cushion: https://www.rorydobner.com/shop/cat-m… // Rory Dobner range at Amara*: http://bit.ly/2A7ObTv // Jo Malone Green Almond & Redcurrant Cologne*: http://bit.ly/2AAlmOk // REN Silken Favours Rose Otto*: http://bit.ly/2jmG7Um // Fornasetti Giardino Segreto Candle*: http://bit.ly/2AA4Bml // Sir Hoppingsworth Candle: https://www.ashleigh-burwood.co.uk // Seletti Mouse Lamp*: http://bit.ly/2AAJqRt // Rabbit Key Bottle Opener*: http://bit.ly/2jp9sgN // Beast’s Feast Serving Bowl*: http://bit.ly/2ACws3y

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9 Comments

  1. December 11, 2017 / 11:56 am

    But if it is from a Dickens Novel, isn’t it a real thing then? I mean, lots of people have heard about it, so it kind of exists?

  2. December 11, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    How beautiful is that Green Almond and Redcurrant fragrance?! I am wearing it non stop!

  3. Sandie
    December 11, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    Loving the whole Alice vibe, so magical for the festive season. How enchanting these presents would be under the tree!

  4. Mag
    December 11, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    Love your selection! I love animal ornaments but wouldn’t have thought they could be festive, but they are so thank you! Slightly off topic but I wonder if you have any cat and baby friendly festive decorating tips? We haven’t been decorating since we got a cat, but am dying to do something this year (oh how I wish to have a tree!)…

  5. December 14, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Love that you have been hijacked by a Victorian trinket collector – these are all such fun & individual gifts, I love them! It is so nice to see something a bit different in a gift guide and I will definitely be gifting some of these gorgeous things – definitely the Rabbit Key Bottle Opener!

    Holly

  6. Judith
    December 15, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    What lipstick are you wearing in the video, if you don’t mind me asking? Beautiful shade & perfect match to your sweater.

    • December 15, 2017 / 9:47 pm

      The Dior Kohl one in Pure Topaz! Thank you xx

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