So as usual, I left all my christmas shopping until the last minute. I only started on Monday! I do try and make christmas shopping as stress free as possible, so this year I did everything online. I’m not a fan of crowded shops so I couldn’t really face the crowds.
I always try to think of useful gifts that the receiver will really enjoy, I also like gifts that can be used all year. Then of course there are gifts for people who already seem to have everything, so I think subscriptions and experiences can work really well. Here are a few ideas that take this into account and will also appeal to vintage lovers like me.
Vintage Life Magazine Subscription: Having recently relaunched, Vintage Life Magazine is better than ever. It is absolutely packed with lifestyle and fashion features, from a huge selection of amazing writers. They have a selection of subscription lengths, making this an excellent gift for vintage fans.
Festival of Vintage Tickets: The Festival of Vintage is a hugely popular festival which takes place in York every summer. Tickets are really affordable and a lovely day out full of music, classic cars and shopping would make the perfect gift for vintage loving loved one. Buy tickets here.
National Trust Membership: My National Trust membership is one of my favourite things. I use it constantly and love that it gives me the opportunity to enjoy so many fantastic places. A membership would make a fabulous gift for a heritage or history fan.
House of Foxy Gift Voucher: A gift voucher also makes a really good gift for those people who are really hard to choose for. I’ve chosen a House of Foxy as my perfect gift voucher because their clothing is really special and definitely towards the higher end of reproduction vintage, so a voucher to spend would be a real luxury.
Steam Train Tickets: Why not take your loved one out for a ride on a stream train? There are heritage railways dotted up and down the country. Even better why not book tickets to one of their special events or 1940s weekends?
Oxfam Charity Gifts: I love Oxfam’s Unwrapped gifts. For a friend who has everything, this can be a great alternative to buying them an actual thing. Gifts include donating a goat, a toilet, warm clothing and clean water to people who really need them.
What are your alternative Christmas present ideas?
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