I'll admit it, I'm definitely not the kind of person who has all their Christmas gifts bought, wrapped and hidden by the first of November. Its just too early. I'm still under strict instructions from the kids not to take down their home made Halloween decorations.. But by the end of the month, I'm getting into the gift buying zone. Christmas is close enough to start to feel just a little bit festive, but still far enough away that I can enjoy thinking about what to buy. So, if like me, you're starting to get organised, here's a little inspiration for you. This is my Scandinavian Christmas Gift List Edit (albeit based around my extended family - I appreciate not everyone has an Uncle Peter. Please substitute recipient as appropriate).
1. For the littlest niece, who is very cute, and knows what she likes, a Moomin Friends enamel mug, with perhaps the bowl and plate too. The perfect size for little hands, in toddler-proof enamel, a gorgeous shade of dusty pink and covered in Moomins. What's not to like
2. For a Dad, who likes a bit of clever design, and who thinks he knows a thing or two about making pizza, the ingenious Pastry Roller and Mat, by Rig-Tig. Transparent roller to shape the dough, a mat with concentric circles to keep things even, the mat then goes straight in the oven, and the you're done, roll it up and keep it in the roller. So satisfying...
3. For the friend who has a deep appreciation for beautiful storage (ahh, the hours lost scrolling through #organisationgoals) the gorgeous set of 3 Terazzo Tin Boxes. Too beautiful to be put away in a cupboard; clear a space and display proudly. (Also makes it easier to get to the biscuits.)
4. For an Uncle Peter, who is trickier to buy for, I think I've found it. The very stylish Plant Box, by Ferm Living is a great way to add a bit of greenery to a room Add two or three small pots of herbs, and you've an instant upgrade for a kitchen window-sill.
5. For a brother, who likes camping, and generally being outdoors, a set of Muurla's Nordic Enamel Mugs. Good for campfires, and nature-inspired. And perfectly Scandinavian.
6. For a mum, who has a bath almost every night, any one of the gorgeous Skandinavisk scented candles would be perfect.. Ro, meaning 'tranquility' might be appropriate, but Skog (forest) is delightfully festive. These votives are a real little luxury.
7. For the sister who just loves Scandinavian interior style, a small piece of Swedish design heritage. The String Pocket shelves. There is a real cult status to the String brand, and its easy to see why: simple, clean lines, and a great mix of materials. And so easy to put up. If I can do it...
8. For the kids, who love to customise their own spaces, the lovely Mini Clouds and Copper Stars Wallstickers. When the felt-tip masterpiece on the wall has been discouraged (yes, this happened) these are a far more acceptable alternative, and make a great feature in a little bedroom.
9. For the friend, who loves a good cocktail, these Ripple Glasses make any drink look glamorous, and I'm sure they make it taste better too! And there are four in a set. Just right for a little Christmas get together!
10. And, lastly, for me (perhaps more of a wish list than a gift list entry), the unbelievably soft and warm Tindra Blanket by Lina Johansson. I've got a thing for a geometric print, and this example is beautifully eye-catching.. Enough hints dropped?!
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