Not-So-Secret Santas: 10 Gorgeous Gifts Worth Taking Credit For
The C word… is it too soon?
The nights are drawing in and shop windows are beginning to sparkle. Love it or loathe it, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – and with just nine Saturdays left until Santa Claus is coming to town, we’re turning our attention to our ‘to do’ lists – starting with gift shopping!
With more choice than ever, it’s easy to feel bamboozled by the bursting shelves and overwhelmed by the expense of it all. But it’s the thought that counts, and shoppers are increasingly putting more time into selecting unique gifts and stocking fillers that mean so much more than just splurging for the sake of it.
To help you keep it simple, special and above all, stress-free, we have chosen our favourite presents for your favourite people…
For Mr and Mrs Claus
Often overlooked, but the most deserving of all – this pair needs their nightcaps and mince pies during their very important rounds on Christmas Eve. We love this Dartington Aspect Tumbler Football, and our sneaky ‘Probably Wine’ East of India Wobbly Mug – Probably Wine too, both ready to go in gift boxes and dishwasher safe because, let’s face it, there’s enough to do on the big day. Just don’t forget a carrot for Rudolf.
For Baby’s First Christmas
A particularly special occasion in any new parent’s calendar, a baby’s first Christmas is one to remember for everyone but the star of the show themselves. This Gisela Graham Large Felt Noah's Ark Stocking is such a special way to mark the milestone, and one that little cherubs can enjoy playing with all year round, year after year.
A gift to energetic tots and tired parents alike, this Brio Little Forest Train Set will keep little hands busy throughout Christmas morning and beyond – giving mum and dad a chance to put their feet up or, more likely, prepare lunch! The train set can be extended and supplemented with a range of Brio packs so it really is the gift that keeps on giving.
Wooden toys are making a huge comeback as nostalgic shoppers resist the barrage of plastic and digital gifts for children – and this Wooden Bingo Game is a perfect way to divert the kids from devices and bring the family together for some good old-fashioned competition. It won’t break or date so is the perfect heirloom gift for a full house.
Perhaps not one to hang above the open fire, the Delicious Dilemma Chocolate Pizza combines a slice of each of our top-selling chocolate pizzas in one glorious gift box, so the only question is – seven inches, or ten? Let’s just hope they are feeling generous… a problem shared is a problem halved, after all!
Any host will be proud to serve up the classic Boxing Day Spread with the help of this Gentleman's Hardware Cheese and Wine Serving Set with Knife which includes a branded acacia wood serving board with a painted handle, corkscrew and a painted stainless steel cheese knife with a wooden handle. All of the essentials for a decent date night, too!
Right on trend, we have designs on the simplicity of these Ania Haie Modern Front Hoop Silver Earrings. An elegant, dainty and minimalist take on the ever popular hoop earrings, they will be sure to delight her on Christmas morning and compliment any outfit during party season.
After a frenzy of nativity plays, party games and over-excited infants, if anyone deserves to relax with a hot drink at Christmas time, then teachers surely do. This Cocoba Marshmallow Milk Hot Chocolate Spoon with Hot Cross Bun Syrup is the perfect ‘little something’ to say thank you without breaking the bank.
‘Tis the season for the Office Christmas Party – and your co-workers can light up the dance floor with this Joy to the World Flashing Bulb Headband. A classic novelty gift for the Secret Santa sack that can be immortalised in festive photo booths for year-round cheer. Say ‘cheese’!
The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Once you have your Christmas shopping all wrapped up, the rest is child’s play – so thanks to our range of gorgeous Christmas gifts, you can spend more time focussing on the important things. After all, naughty or nice, we all deserve to kick back, relax and have ourselves a very merry little Christmas!