If you are handy with the knitting needles and have some spare wool around why not get this free tea cosy pattern from Love Knitting on Pinterest.
There are lots of easy handmade gifts all around tea which could soon be knocked up for any tea lover. These were just a few I found on Pinterest. It has inspired me to quickly knit up some of the cup cosy for my friends.
My top 4 Hygge boxes for Christmas including one for ‘men’…
The Hygge Beauty box contains cleanser, cleansing foam, bath and shower gel, lavender bath oil, badger balm cheerful mind balm, and olverum bath oil – All is Bright – Luxury Skin Care Beauty Box, at £21
The very best artisan products from the UK and send all our boxes beautifully packaged in luxurious tissue paper and natural packaging. We make our boxes easy to see exactly what you’re buying, with no extra cost for post, gift packaging or cards.
3 x Praline Chocolate Truffle Boxes in Milk Chocolate, Raspberry & Champagne. Made in Devon. The perfect blend of single estate chocolate and freshly roasted hazelnuts with a touch of seasalt. 3 boxes each with 4 truffles, Orange Blossom hand-poured soy wax tealights. Pack of 6. Bloomtown Botanicals Soap Square ‘The Hedgerow’, Bloomtown Botanicals Bath Salts Bloomtown Botanicals Roll-on Perfume Oil ‘The Hedgerow’ (Blackberry and Honeysuckle) A purse-sized roll-on nourishing infused oil, and Bloomtown Botanicals Sugar Scrub ‘The Hedgerow’ (Blackberry and Honeysuckle) – £54.95
Each Giftbox comes with the following items and ready to give or receive wrapped with gift ribbon and label with a personalised message. Sent straight to the receiver.
– Super soft fleece Blanket
– Gorgeous wool/cashmere socks (one size approx UK 4-7)
– Glass tea light
– Antler/Stag Mug- Belgian Hot Chocolate stick and marshmallows
– Go Stationery Notebook and Pencil for your thoughts
The Hygge gift box makes for a lovely ethical gift for him and her and contains: Rooftop Garden Candle (Bergamot, Basil, Thyme, Lavender & Ylang Ylang). Handmade by Sunday of London. Midnight Somewhere Candle (Lavender, Rose, Lemon, Lime & Orange Peel). Handmade by Sunday of London, made from coconut wax and pure essential oils. For peace and tranquility.Black Candle Wick Trimmer. An essential and elegant tool for trimming your candle wicks to the perfect length to keep your candle burning cleanly.
• 68% Single Origin Dominican Salt Chocolate Bar (70g). An intense chocolate handmade by Bare Bones Chocolate in Glasgow and a Tea Tasting Selection – Set of 3 Organic Matchbox Teas by Joe’s Tea Co. Queen of Green, Sweet Chamomile & Ever-So-English Breakfast.
I love this Countdown To Christmas board, it couldn’t be easier and looks great.
This one from On Sutton Place made with gift tags would be a great one for the whole family to get involved with.
This clothes hanger countdown from Silly Old Suitcase is just up my street and is another easy one to make using left over bits of lace fabric and paper and envelopes.
Another one to make with the family is this envelope advent calendar which I personally think looks very expensive and yet a doddle to put together from Tauni Everett.
Glitter and Caffeine also have some great DIY advent calendars and my two favourites from their list are this one made from old pyjamas. It’s quite a big job so would need to be planned but could be used a few times before it would need replacing.
And finally this one made with DIY origami stars. You can find the tutorial for the stars here
We all have some small spaces and struggle to know how to fit everything into it that you need. In Beautifully Small, by Sara Emslie embraces the positive aspects of living in small spaces and offers creative design and style solutions to the practical problems associated with limited living space.
In Chapter 1: Inspiration, Sara draws inspiration from truly tiny spaces such as boats and caravans as well as her own home – a diminutive workman’s cottage in Richmond, London.
In Chapter 2: Elements of Design, she discusses how even the most straightforward planning decisions can be complicated by the constraints of small spaces and suggests clever design solutions.
The third chapter, Elements of Style, explores ideas for making compact interiors work through creative styling and decoration.
In Chapter 4, a series of case studies take a closer look at imaginative treatments for pocket-size interiors, showcasing a variety of tiny spaces including a terraced ‘two-up, two-down’ worker’s cottage, a tiny studio with a clever mezzanine that incorporates a bathroom and a pint-sized coastal hideaway.
Another of her books – Urban Pioneer: Interiors inspired by industrial design. Sara Emslie investigates the practise for transforming non-residential spaces into homes, the key elements of the look – from exposed brickwork to copper piping and metal roof trusses – and the related rise in the popularity of the industrial design. She then explores twelve inspiring and varied real-life homes that showcase the very best of the Urban Pioneer look.
Lovely books for your coffee table.