I'm just going to say it - I can't wait for Christmas this year! Last year was a washout as everyone got sick, and this is the first Christmas that has seemed normal since 2020! This year I want to be really organised and get everything ready for Christmas by the end of November. My goal is to turn the Christmas tree lights on when it hits the 1st December, sit down with a some nice food and drink and just enjoy the month of December without rushing and running around like we normally do. Christmas this year is going to be on a bit of a budget due to the cost of living situation but that is not going to stop us enjoying it and having fun! If you need them though here are some ideas for Christmas on a budget.
To help you along I have put together this huge Christmas gift guide 2022 to go alongside my gift guide for mums, vegan gift guide and home lovers gift guide. I'm pretty sure you will find some inspiration among all that!
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Indoor plants have surged in popularity over the last year or so, more so even recently as everyone has been working on making their homes comfortable and cosy as we are spending so much time at home! If you can't get to your local garden centre to buy a plant as a gift take a look at Beards and Daisies who deliver all sorts of houseplants to your door. They have gift sets available too so your recipient could enjoy some posh chocolates with their houseplant!
A print or piece of art makes a wonderful gift. One of my favourite artists at the moment I found on Instagram and she makes the most gorgeous one off prints and other items. Take a look at Emily McSevich Art for some beautiful and reasonably priced pieces of art. She also makes baubles which I am gutted I missed out on the first round of so I am keeping close eye out to see if she releases any more!
Etsy is also a great source of inspiration for prints and art based gifts at great prices. You know you are also supporting little home based businesses too which is really important. Take a look at Leanne Cornelius Creates for example for some brilliant prints, some of which can be personalised.
Adventure Out Scrape Escape Games - these are such a unique idea and make the perfect gift. They are a scratch-able poster that you can use to play alone or play with others. You will make decisions, solve puzzles and take on challenges through the scratchable game board and through the free companion app. The games are only £9.99 with free postage so are the perfect price point for a gift.
You can play these games anywhere - you will just need the app and a coin! Choose between...
GOLDEN TEMPLE: Can you escape from the jungle temple in time? Will you find the gold or become trapped forever! Perfect for aged 10 to 110!
SAVE CHRISTMAS: 24 mini adventurers for Christmas – have an adventure every day or give the perfect present – can you help Santa? Aged 8 to 12.
Another fabulous game for this Christmas is the Kids Against Maturity game - my three bigger ones find this game absolutely hilarious and it's great fun to play as a family!
If you can, take a look in your local independent bookshop for book recommendations. I find the staff are always really helpful and knowledgeable. I know that I can always go into ours and tell them a little about my intended recipient and they have a wealth of great suggestions. Here are a few books that we will be giving this Christmas.
I buy this every year for a family member or two. It's a great universal gift that always goes down well and without fail contains some interesting facts and world records to discover!
We are huge fans of Tom Fletcher and Giovanna Fletcher's books and the Christmasaurus is the perfect Christmas themed book for any young person that you have to buy for.
If you have fans of this series of books, the Christmas edition won't disappoint!
We love travel and I always find that travel related books are a really useful gift. An Opinionated Guide to Big Kids’ London: The best of the capital for 6-12s
By Emmy Watts, published by Hoxton Mini Press, £10.95 makes a great gift idea for parents and older children who love to travel. From climbing walls to trampoline parks, interactive art galleries to slime-making workshops, discover Emmy's unabashedly opinionated selection of the coolest, most creative places in the capital - guaranteed to inspire adults and big kids alike.
Jewellery is one of my favourite gifts to receive. If you get it right jewellery is the most perfect keepsake.
One of my favourite jewellery brands at the moment is Monica Vinader. I absolutely love this layered necklace which is bang on trend, delicate and stylist.
Alternatively, a stocking filler gift like this fidget ring would make a lovely gift for someone who suffers with anxiety or likes to have something to keep their hands busy.
I always struggle buying gifts for men. I don't like generic gifts, preferring to hunt out something useful but special at the same time. Trendhim is a great site with lots of gift ideas for men. I got a shaving soap which will be a great stocking filler, and they have a huge range of shaving soaps and accessories.
There are so many great ideas for Christmas gifts for children this year. Here are some of my favourites that I have got for my children this year.
Smiggle is our go to shop for gifts and back to school bits and bobs. I ordered lots of stuff from there this year for stocking fillers and main presents.
I also love these activity boxes from Little Hands Learning which make lovely gifts. You can choose from a one off box or a subscription package depending upon your budget. They come with a book and four activities centred around the theme of the book. Everything is included in the box so it's really easy for busy parents to play with their children.
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