I love finding new gift sites I could spend hours looking for trinkets for myself never mind trying to find gifts for others and Gifted Penguin is just one of those sites that has so much to offer not just for the festive season but for all year around as well – stocking gifts from well-known brands such as Emma Bridgewater, Ted Baker and Orla Kiely as well as personalised products and so much so if any of you were wondering what I had my eye on well keep on reading.
Superman Retro Sweets Hamper – £19.99
I think this is such a cool idea – I’m actually pondering trying to get Ash one as he loves both Superman and his sweets (so perfect combo right) or if you are looking for more of the women in your life they also do a Wonder Women Sweets Hamper coming in at the same price.
Percy The Daschund Flat Purse – £5.99
Ok so the countdown might be half dog related but who could say no to this cute little Percy Purse – I sure as couldn’t and could definitely see him safely keeping holding off all my pennies in the year to come.
Cath Kidston Fine China Santa Mug – £6.50
Everyone needs a Christmas mug and this one from Cath Kidston gifts just happens to be perfect I think with Santas big cheery face, snow, holly and a Robin to keep him company what more could you ask for.
All You Need is Love…And A Dog – £12.99
As anyone who knows me knows – I hardly go anywhere without a Sal at my side, the girls been through a lot with me and she really has saved my life on more than one occasion and I just love taking photos of her so a photo frame for a dog is always welcome.
What do you think of Gifted Penguin and my choices, is there any you would like as well?
Day 5 brings one of my favourite finds this year back to us Home Kandi, this wonderful shop full of gorgeous reproduction items made using the designs of originals, help make the vintage look more pocket affordable for everyone. Last time I spoke about them I stuck to their furniture pieces so I thought what better time could there be than now delve into their collection of home accessories to perhaps get someone something to help start their collection.
Pair of White Angel Wing Wall Hangings – £69.99
Made with a vintage finish these hanging angel wings just jumped off the page at me I could see them hanging beautifully above a bed, or perhaps as something different from your average fireplace hanging.
Black Rococo Round Wall Mirror – £110
Home Kandi sell a whole host of mirrors from those that hang on walls to those that would be perfect sat on or around your dressing table. This one in particular is made of solid wood and is completely wall mountable.
Multi-Coloured Large Wooden Vintage Wall Clock – £55
In between a grandfather and grandmother clock sits this colourful wooden delight, a clock that’s made to be looked at not just for the time but also because it just looks so good.
Full Size Blue Toile Dress Makers Mannequin – £69
One of the latest additions to Home Kandi’s range is the mannequin with 7 different finishes to choose from, if you have been after a full sized mannequin this could just be a good place to start looking.
So what have we got to offer you from them today?
This beautiful trio of exclusive Home Kandi decorations, just ready and waiting to come and hang on the wall of one lucky winner this festive period.
To be in with a chance to win all you need to do is hop over to the Home Kandi site and let us know:
What’s your favourite thing Home Kandi sells?
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We’ve been friends with Sarah and her fab blog for ages, so when she invited us to contribute a post we wanted to put something really lovely together. And at this time of the year, what’s lovelier than beautiful Christmas wrapping ideas?
Bags are great for lots of reasons. If you don’t have the time or inclination to wrap, they’re the ideal solution. They’re also perfect for storing lots of packages together and keeping things neat and tidy.
Kitsch wrapping paper
Festive wrapping paper should never be dull and a few sheets like this kitsch Santa Moustache paper will make any gift seem instantly more interesting.
Finishing touches are key if you want to make a gift really stand out. Ribbon is great way to add that final flourish and there are loads of great Christmas themed rolls to be had.
A slightly easier way to get creative with your gift wrapping is with stickers. And fortunately there are Christmas designs to suit kids and grown-up gifts alike.
It’s surprising how many people go to great pains to meticulously wrap their gifts only to scribble the recipients name in biro on the paper. Nothing adds that professional finish like a gorgeous gift tag.
Or if you don’t have time for any of this, gift boxes are the way forward. You can still make them look amazing with some simple ribbon.
Thanks again to Sarah for letting take over her lovely blog for this short post. Hopefully all you lovely Life in a Breakdown readers have enjoyed our little piece. You can find all the items pictured here in our Christmas wrapping section. There’s a complimentary wrapping guide available for download here too.