If you’ve finished your Christmas shopping – well done you, I’m impressed! If you’re a bit more like me though you’ll be rushing around to get some last minute bits. Here I list some suggestions for you!
Art of Football create hand crafted designs try to emulate the energy, passion and euphoria that erupts from that one magical kick of a football. They only produce a limited number of each design, so your t-shirts & prints, like any good piece of art, are exclusive and completely original.
For the little (or big) football fan in your life these t-shirts are perfect. These are not your average football tops, these are something special. These are pieces of art. That artwork captures the excitement of the game, I’ve seen all the men in my family laugh, cry and maybe even a few expletives slipping out while watching and it’s hard not to get caught up in the moment with them too. Champions League 2005 is a stand out for me, watching from behind a cushion with my teen. Choose your team – in our case Liverpool- and then your item, available are great quality t-shirts, sweats, prints/canvases and also other sports such as rugby and boxing. So if you’re looking for something a little bit special I’d definitely recommend having a look at these guys.
Perfect for any Zelda fan, my teen and I spent hours playing it back when he was younger and we still enjoy it just as much now and I know he will love this Triforce of Power, Wisdom and Courage. Even better it also projects the Hyrule logo onto nearby surfaces through its side panels. The light can be powered either by battery or USB, and a micro USB cable is included along with full instructions. Perfect for the bedroom of any gamer!
Novella Nostalgia Series by Tony Dury £5.99 each
Lunch with Harry pays tribute to Breakfast at Tiffany’s where it transfers the tale to Regent Street in 2016. Audrey Hepburn is recreated in Dr Ella Van Houten who has been imagining she is Holly Golightly the character that Audrey Hepburn played in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. When Ella steps on a man’s foot outside Hamleys the book tells the story of how they begin a relationship. The story takes place in London, Europe and through Lunches with Harry.
Is the second story in the series and is a nod to Twelve Angry Men. This story follows a Crown Court case and whilst the Judge requires a unanimous verdict from the Jurors however reasons transpire for some of the Jurors needing to be let go. As the last chance for a verdict approaches two jurors lock horns.
The third book in the series Forever on Thursdays is based on the film Brief Encounter. Carey and Mark meet when Carey is the victim of an assault at a railway station and Mark is her saviour, after going for coffee they soon end up meeting every Thursday. Whilst Carey is trying to save her loveless marriage she begins to write a book, as she falls in love with Mark she uses this romantic experience to inspire the story she is writing.
I always find buying for my Step Dad really difficult and I’m sure he’s sick of getting warm jumpers each year but something I do know he loves is a good book, particularly something a bit different. These great books by Tony Drury certainly fit the bill. Linking iconic cinema classics with modern stories, these are short but great and just right for stocking fillers!
For the little ones that like bright, colourful and fun stationery, Smiggle is a definite go to. With money safes to keep their precious Christmas money safe in til they spend it on the latest fad or that special Pokemon card they want to keep hidden from a younger sibling. The Dippy safe features a working dial combination lock and the Sparkle safe comes with it’s own keys and flippy sequins. Maybe some cool pens to write their thankyou notes to all the family, you can guarantee the kids will love these!Tile Pro – Style £30*
For those serial “can’t find my phone” ers the bluetooth tracker Tile is the ideal gift as a double tap on the Tile will make it ring – even on silent or you can even find it on the map. They are also the perfect gift to accompany more expensive presents such as drones, handbags, laptops and even pets that you wouldn’t want to lose! It can be attached to keyrings and bags or adheres to flat surfaces making it ideal for so many different items. The accompanying app is available in the Apple and Android stores.
For the chocolate lover in your life! Fun, funky and something really different, this necklace is laser cut in smooth, glossy acrylic. It looks good enough to eat (you can’t obvs) there’s lots of other designs available, I particularly like the gingerbread men too.
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Some of the items featured were gifted for the purposes of this gift guide. All opinions remain honest and my own.