Today I’m putting my money where my mouth is and stocking up on presents and stocking fillers from the shop. For my almost teenage daughter I’ve my eye on a pink pom pom keyring. I bought her one last year and she likes it so much she wants another to add to the first that she uses to adorn her black patent leather school bag.
For my husband I’m getting dark grey etched glass hyacinth vase, except I’ll use it to try and grow and avocado pip into a tree. I’ll put it on the window cill by the kitchen sink and enjoy watch it stylishly sprout whilst I scrub pots. He’s also getting a bauble. We already have loads but it’s become a tradition to get just one more super lovely one each year.
A white urchin bud vase will do nicely for my sister in her new ultra cool minimalist seaside house. It’s a perfect accent for small spaces like a hall table or downstairs loo when there are guests. Half a dozen etched green glass champagne flutes will do for my brother-in-law. They look great any time but are particularly festive I think and will hopefully guarantee an invitation to enjoy them next Christmas when it'll be their turn to host us in the said new ultra cool minimalist seaside house.
That leaves my mother, it’s a toss up between a True Grace amber candle or sheepskin gloves.