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Christmas Countdown: Selfridges

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

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Selection of Christmas items from Selfridges

There’s a branch of Selfridges in Manchester city centre so it’s always a stop off point on our annual Christmas shopping trip to the city. Its food hall in the basement is very good for finding little Christmas Day morsels that you may not treat yourself to the rest of the year. Here’s a selection of other items that took our fancy…

  1. St Nicolas velvet Christmas stocking 60cm: £99
  2. Acqua di Parma Gold Berries candle: £72
  3.  Meri Meri nutcracker themed cracker kit: £21.95
  4. Philippa Craddock Classic door wreath: £175
  5. Adopt a Reindeer gift box: £19.99
  6. Victoria Eggs Christmas dinner mug: £11.95

Christmas Countdown: Paperchase

Friday, December 6th, 2013

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selection of Christmas items from Paperchase

When I was at primary school, it was all the rage to collect & swap stationery; writing paper, stickers, pens, pencils. Even though I do a whole lot less writing these days, I rarely leave Paperchase without some beautiful handmade paper, notebook, pretty coloured ink pen or some-such. I guess I’ve never stopped being that little paper goods magpie of yore!

  1. Christmas characters place cards – pack of 8: £3.50
  2. White stags jute gift bag: £6
  3. Doodle Xmas tablecloth: £40
  4. Tartan and stag wrap tapes – pack of 2: £2.50
  5. Hand drawn thank you cards – pack of 6: £3
  6. Christmas tags doormat: £15

Christmas Countdown: Marks and Spencer

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

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Selection of Christmas items at Marks and Spencer

We visit Marks and Spencer every Christmas in search of their beautiful biscuit tins and other Christmas nosh. It’s not just good for food though – here’s a small selection of festive decorations & present ideas we found.

  1. Argyle throw – £28
  2. Crimbleberry Wood Eric the Robin Christmas room decoration – £12
  3. Giant Santa Christmas countdown calendar – £95
  4. Wooden nativity Christmas room decoration – £25
  5. Gold mistletoe hanging Christmas room decoration – £10
  6. Christmas pudding cushion – £36
  7. Crimbleberry Wood Ron the Reindeer tin Christmas tree decoration – £5

Christmas Countdown: Lakeland

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

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selection of Christmas items from Lakeland

Shhh… Don’t tell Justin, but a stop off at the Lakeland shop in Windemere is THE highlight of every trip we make to the Lakes. I’m always a little excited when we pull into their car park and catch a glimpse of their huge glass-fronted entrance. They stock every cooking tool, utensil, gadget and kitchen accessory you could ever need – and a quite a few you never knew you needed!

Needless to say, our Lakeland Christmas choice features cooking, baking and other food-related items…

  1. Hemisphere cake pans – from £3.29
  2. Reindeer biscuit tin – £4.99
  3. Traditional panforte with board – £13.99
  4. Christmas berries pudding basin – £8.99
  5. Mini pudding steamer – £6.99
  6. Chocolate Christmas puddings – £5.99
  7. Fairy tale village mould – £11.99


Christmas at Lakeland

Christmas Countdown: John Lewis

Friday, November 29th, 2013

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Selection of Christmas items from John Lewis

John Lewis has done it again – they’ve come up with yet another tear-jerker of a Christmas ad – it’s my favourite once more this year! They have a HUGE array of Christmas bits & bobs – it was hard to chose our favourites – but here’s what we’ve narrowed it down to…

  1. Tree Hessian-effect gift bag, large: £3.50
  2. Alessi nativity Christmas baubles, set of 5: £39.20
  3. Figgy pudding double oven glove: £15
  4. Carol singer tea-light lantern: £20
  5. Caspari holly sheep napkins, pack of 20: £3.75
  6. Kids Company happy Christmas tree bag: £8
  7. House by John Lewis ball in glass bauble, yellow: £4