It's nearly here. Again. We started planning months ago, and yet here we are - December 15th! Factor in work, events, to do lists and postage times and it's already January 4th - ha! Luckily we think we might have you covered...
We'd like to think we've taken out the curation part for you... Consumable items and carefully chosen trinkets - whether you're a hamper put-togetherer or a one gift kinda giver, we think I've managed to pull together a fail-free list of items that everybody would appreciate, for all you last minute shoppers out there (no judgment here!) I guess we'll find out in January if we've succeeded!
Top 10 last minute gift ideas for Christmas... Let's go! (and don't forget, we're offering free shipping on orders over £35 for a limited time!)
P.S. Our last official pre-Christmas order deadline is Friday 17th December - We will of course ship right up until 23rd December using our standard First class service, but unfortunately as at all times of the year, we can't guarantee when your treasures will arrive!
A customer fave this year - We must admit we've cheated a bit on the top 10 ideas list this year... because you're actually getting 4 in 1! This toadstool beauty was our top selling enamel mug this year, but we LOVE the fact that there's a design for everybody. Fill with some chocolate coins, bag it up and BAM! Complete gift... I want one.
Our Confectionery Mixture is finally here! A work in progress for months - we think we've cracked the perfect concoction of sweet, sugary, savoury, gummy, foamy and sour!! Perfect for sharing (if you're into that sort of thing); fantastic for sneaking into your bag on nights out, or perfect for watching Die Hard for the millionth time this Christmas! Perhaps Father Christmas would prefer one of these over a mince pie this year?! This box is a perfect gift for somebody you know, or somebody you don't! A ready made pressie - fab for a spare in case you get caught unaware this festive season!
Take it from a stationery addict - these notebooks are top quality, beautifully illustrated and great for conjuring a bit of order into your life! Pair with some gel pens (they're still a thing, right?!) and you've got yourself a unique and thoughtful gift that will see your pal through into 2022! Let's get excited about the things we can control!
Makeup, jewellery, perfume... it's all a little personal isn't it? It can be quite hard to choose for somebody else, unless of course you're under specific instructions! This beautiful hand printed makeup bag from Thornback & Peel with its Blackbird and Bramble design sings of fresh starts and clear outs! It really is quite lovely - and fill with some sweets and you've got yourself a lovely (pretty much!) standalone gift.
Love them or hate them, candles are a go-to gift! We supply a range of festive ones during this time of year, but our pick? These Cornish-made folk-inspired tin candles from St. Eval. Available in Oak, Moss & Amber, these fresh scents evoke the wonder of the season, and will be perfect to light on dark winter evenings to cozy up your home, well past the Christmas period.
A self-contained gift, this seasonal pheasant design is hand printed and the set of 3 arrive in their own cute little box ready for wrapping! Perfect for stashing in pockets, bags; the car or anywhere else you may need one! We LOVE these hankies - they're so sweet and make the ideal gift for somebody who already uses handkerchiefs, or perhaps somebody who could benefit from starting! A lovely little stocking filler, but like all our gift ideas, more than enough on their own, we do like these.
Our Soothing Bath Box might be the most perfectly contained all in one gift - great for a last minute shopper! We wrap our bath boxes in house tissue paper - even better if you're in a rush! The box contains bath crystals, a soap and a muslin cloth, perfect for gifting a little me time to somebody special or great for a secret Santa! We reckon anybody would love to make use of this!
A top Christmas seller last year - our collection of English-themed soaps wrapped in our house ribbon remain a popular gift item! After all, everybody uses soap... we hope!
Personally, we love a good clean and clear after Christmas, however we've drawn the line at including cleaning products in this list! Cooking and baking gifts however - that can count as a hobby right? So whether you know the next Star Baker, or are after something to make cooking the turkey a little more special, then one of our lovely hand printed aprons may be for somebody on your gift list! (Or perhaps yourself!)
...and finally, something a little different! If shopping second hand is more your thing, why not peruse our collection of pre-loved vintage china? We've got plenty more to come throughout the year, so keep your eyes peeled! But for now, we may just have the perfect vintage treasure in stock for the eco-friendly or vintage lover in your life!
As ever, thank you so much for your support over this last year, and we wish you the best festive season ever!
The Pretty Odd Team x