I thought you might like a little round of up of gifts that make good festive purchases for your friends, family or yourself. Many of them are things I have myself and enjoy at home and thought you might like them too. Most (but not all, as you will see with the door stop) are from small businesses so you can gift something more unusual. I've done my best to include links when possible at the end of each description so that you can click through to the products.
1. Affordable Art. Discover lovely pieces of affordable art that Annalise curates at Wallflower Vintage Art: The photo is of a small piece we have at home in our dining room. Prices from £15. Wallflower Vintage Art Etsy Shop
2. Notice Board. Delightful white rabbit pinboard that I'm gifting to someone special who loves bunnies. Prices from £27 available to purchase from handraftedbyharriet.com
3. Cushion Cover. Our lovely spotty ticking stripe 45 x 45cm cushion cover in 100% linen that works well anywhere. £45, kittyholmes.com
4. Hot Water Bottle. I saw this at a Judy Green's Garden Store in Hampstead recently and it was lovely. They don't have a website but if you call them on 02074353832 or email email@example.com they should be able to help. £45
5. Door stop. OK, not a small business purchase but this now lives at my house and it is very cute and keeps the door to our dining room open effectively rather than annoyingly blowing open and then banging shut. £19.00, zarahome.com
6. Cheerful and colourful rug. “Cherie Berry” rug from the delightful Jason and John from Madcap Cottage. They're in the US but are beyond kind and helpful so I'm sure if you email them and need something shipped abroad they will be able to help. US$99, madcapcottage.com
7.Cavernous wash bag. I don't have loads of them left but these washbags have been incredibly popular because they fit so much stuff in them and are also washable. £25, kittyholmes.com
8. Clover print napkins. Yep, another one from me but this is my gift guide! These are the softest napkins ever and make every table look pretty, whatever the occasion. kittyholmes.com
9. Bus ticket print. Martha is not only a published author and journalist but makes beautiful prints and collages. We have this particular print on the walls of our downstairs loo and everyone always comments on it. She sells tea towels in this print too. Prices from £3.50. Martha's Etsy Shop
10. Cocktail Coasters. I'm not a huge drinker but I love a good cocktail and these glass coasters are an ode to a good drink. These are hand drawn by Melissa and have 18K gold edging! £98, melissalafavelondon.com
11. Cinnamon Buns Candle. Lovely Gemma makes amazing things from concrete but I especially love her cinnamon buns candle that come in one of her handmade concrete pots. You can reuse it for other things once the candle is finished, which will take ages, by the way, as it is huge. It's literally burning as I type this and the photo is of it in use at my house. £48, studiosugar.co.uk
12. Diffuser. Based in North Cornwall, St Eval sell lots of lovely smells but Inspiritus is really Christmassy and the diffuser (along with Martha's print) is currently in our downstairs loo. £30, st-eval.com
13. Trays. Talented and wonderful Nellie lovingly paints trays, lamps, candle holders in beautiful patterns and colours. I have three of her trays, two of lamps and one of her candle holders so can truly vouch for her stuff. Trays are from £75 and candle holders from £25-100 - www.cambridgehousedesign.com/.
14. Camel Mug. I picked up one of these recently at the Spirit of Christmas Fair and it is fab and I know the recipient will love it! Lots of other colourful and fun tableware available too. £20, killyandco.com