I’ve been Christmas present hunting this week as my Dad (who I’d bought a lovely pair of headphones for) broke the number one rule of Christmas and bought himself a pair two weeks before Christmas – argh! So I’ve been on the web hunting for him (again!), my Mum and her best friend Pat.
Montezumas sent me some of their artisan chocolates this week and they are to die for – I’ve hidden the Eton Mess chocolates from the rest of the family and Paul is hogging the Salted Peanut! But you can buy either a box of chocolates as a treat or if you really, really love someone (self treat I think!) a monthly chocolate subscription where you get a box a month of different chocolates to try.
Unique Boutique has some great ideas for the home and garden, I love the cubbies, the gardening table and the cute little bud vases (ideal for my Mum). The hand knitted chair is insanely expensive, beautiful and snuggly but with a small child, husband who chucks red wine over the sofa and a black perma-moult dog – probably not the best idea for my house, no one would be allowed near it!
One of my favourite presents to send people if they aren’t local is a magazine subscription, a nice gift which they get year round. Have a look at isubscribe who have a good selection and discounts. I usually get Pat one of these, but this year she’s become a Kindle convert so I’ve gotten her something for that instead.
For the garden lovers in your life you can’t go wrong sending container roses from David Austin (order before the 22nd December). They come as ready to plant – so no flowers on this time of the year but they will be gorgeous in May/June.
If you’re having a totally blank moment about what to buy your friends, check out Etsy’s Facebook gift ideas recommendations. Click on the ‘Gift Recommendations’ button on their page and then it links up to your facebook account and tells you what you’re friends would like – it’s amazingly accurate!
Don’t forget you still just about have time to makeup photobooks, calendars and other photo gifts from Photobox, Truprint and other photo companies, but I think their Christmas deliver deadlines are soon.
Happy Online Shopping!