Our guest blogger and valued customer, Gemma Edwards of Gifts4Gifts.com, shares her Christmas excitement with us, and picks her top three Christmas gifts...
It's that time of year when we see signs of Christmas around us: shop windows aglow, advert jingles, and glistening lights against the night sky. It’s enough to get us excited about the winter festivities.
I want to share the little excitements we have at Gifts4Gifts
- the most wanted gifts this Christmas. I've been trying to do a little bit of early shopping myself and have come across some extraordinary gifts that I can see will prove very popular this year. So here are my top picks to watch out for....
A touch of magic
I am lucky to have a beautiful son who has just turned 5. Christmas has always been a very big occasion in our family and, now I have a child of my own, it’s even more magical! He has been talking about Christmas all year, and whenever you mention Father Christmas you can see the sparkle of pure excitement in his eyes.
This Personalised Stamp Santa Sack
is a wonderful surprise to find under the tree or left in front of the fireplace filled with all Santa’s gifts!
Made from hessian and printed with the Stamp design, it can be personalised with any name and a message detailing your Christmas wishes. This is a great alternative to a stocking and really creates a rustic vintage feel in your home.
When I get asked what do I want for Christmas?, I haven’t a clue what to say!
I recently found a great London brand called Skinny Dip
, who are a group of young entrepreneurs who have created a cool funky brand selling iPhone cases, headphones and have now branched out into these amazing clutch bags! Skinny Dip is well supported with help from Dragons' Den Peter Jones and have exploded onto the retail market with their products being exclusively designed for the likes of Selfridges, Topshop and River Island!
We have been lucky to be one of the first online retailers to stock this great brand. My favourite is this bright green design; it would look fabulous against a LBD!
Capture loved ones memories
Last year I experienced loss like no other when my Grandma and Grandad sadly passed away within a few months of each other. They were no ordinary Grandma and Grandad - they were my world. However, with time I can now take all the love and hope from the wonderful memories I have with them. The lessons I’ve learnt, and experiences they gave me to share with my son have made me determined to be as good as a role model for him as they were both for me.
When I came across the From You to Me range, it instantly struck a chord. If only I had seen these before. The journals offer a chance to capture special memories, family dreams and wishes in a beautiful keepsake book.
The range consists of Dear Mum, Dear Dad, Dear Grandad and Dear Grandma journals which contain all the questions you would want to ask. We think we know our family quite well, but there are so many things I don’t know about my grandparents' childhood. To have all this information stored in a perfect little book would be like gold dust to me now! One of our big traditions for Christmas was to decorate the tree for my Grandparents. When I got old enough I would decorate it with a Snowball cocktail in hand!
My family will be receiving these books this Christmas so we can really encapsulate our lovely strong family bond and give something for us all to treasure and pass down as the family grows.
The range of journals are available at Gifts4Gifts
and are proving to be not only popular within our office but with our lovely customers too. Take a look and make your memories last!