Oh, what fun! We can start planning what we want to buy or be gifted around the seasonal holidays. So, without further ado, here is my round up of fantastic gifts.
First, if you’re in the London area, get yourself down to the Christmas shop at Liberty – this will put you right in the mood. Whilst there, you might want to stop by the haberdashery section… Go on, treat yourself!
If you insist on treating others, Liberty do the most gorgeous gift coins – their equivalent of vouchers. These make a lovely present for a friend.
Each year, I buy myself a Liberty bauble for my Christmas tree, though this year I might order a Vaginament from Felt Melon instead. Oh yes, my friends…
I’ve been a member at the Royal Festival Hall for years, and I really recommend it. This would make a lovely gift for someone. You get access to their members’ bar on the sixth floor and it’s a great place to escape to – for work or play. It’s great for meeting people, as you’re right next to Waterloo and when the South Bank is rammed you’re guaranteed a sit down. Plus you get priority tickets to events – though that didn’t help when I tried to buy tickets for the Michelle Obama event. There were 8000 people ahead of me in the queue!
Let’s talk sewing! My number one gift to drop hints about would be a clapper. I love mine sooooooo much.
Did you see that Ernest Wright are back in business? I can’t keep up! But hopefully they might have scissors ready for Christmas.
If you’re dropping hints, share a link to the Beyond Measure website and say, ‘One of everything, please.’ Is there anything they sell that isn’t beautiful?
A few years ago, I ordered a bamboo laptop stand. Oh my goodness, it’s been one of my best-used items. I’m writing from it now! Go on, add that to your Amazon wishlist.
Talking of bamboo, what about bamboo jersey? When I saw this in the window at Ray Stitch, I honestly thought it was silk. Christmas is a great opportunity to drop hints about fabrics you might not normally treat yourself to.
And if you’re going all out with the Christmas hints, maybe you can suggest to loved ones that a trip to Europe to visit a Stoff & Stil store is really only all you deserve! Check out their store locator – they’re everywhere! I can promise you, their sewing supermarkets are heaven on earth. Can you spot yours truly?
Okay, that’s it from me. Happy planning, everyone! (This is me in my Christmas Day Skirt – Simplicity 2451.)