Now its September, I think it’s just about acceptable to start talking about Christmas. I’ve been saving up a few posts from some of the Christmas in July events I went to this year. I’m starting with Dot Com Gift Shop, who have a beautiful range of gifts and lovely things. I always really enjoy their press days and feel inspired by all the quirky and unusual gifts they sell. There really is a lovely gift for everyone and here are a few of my favourites.
Gifts for kids: My children always get loads of presents at Christmas time from family and friends and I often struggle to find room for all their new things at home. I like to get smaller gifts for them myself, especially little kits and things they can make and do. I also like board games and more unusual gifts. These secret agent kits look really fun.
I really love their wide range of vintage toys. The graphics on them are absolutely fantastic and they are just as fun as modern plastic toys. They also remind me of some of the toys my grandma had at her house when I was little, so they make me feel really nostalgic.
I also really like their children’s creative kits, which include lots of home-made toys. They also have lots of cute tableware for little ones, I especially like the cute retro cats design.
They have literally everything a small person could need! See the full kids range here.
Gifts for Men: Men are such tricky people to buy for, I always get stuck trying to think of nice gifts for the men in my life, that they will actually use. I was quite impressed with the range on offer for men at Dot Com Gift shop. There aren’t too many of the usual novelty items and I really liked the colours and themes. There are lots of grooming items, such as shaving tools and clothes brushes, perfect for the discerning gentlemen, or handy bike tools which I have my eye on for my bike mad dad.
All the ranges have similar items, but different designs. These are, Le Bicycle, a vintage inspired bike range, The Departure Lounge, with a retro inspired travel theme and The Modern Man a stylish retro masculine range. See all the mens products here.
Gifts for women: I’m probably the easiest person in the world to buy for, basically if it’s colourful and would look good on my or in my house then I’m happy! I particularly have my eye on this flamingo watering can (hint hint). See all the fabulous flamingo themed gifts here.
There is also a lovely range of pretty accessories on the site and lots of cute things to put in your handbag such as these compact mirrors, mini sewing kits and travel card holders. See the full gifts for her range here.
Gifts for the home: I love my home so much, that I would happily spend my Christmas budget buying gifts for it. If you have a friend or a relative you likes pretty home bits, or cooking then there is plenty of awesome stuff to choose from. I really like these retro hanging decorations.
These bright and cheerful kitchen accessories, are so pretty. I really like the recipe tins, to organise all the recipes that I have in numerous notebooks and bits of paper!
These little tins would be perfect for storing pins, desk things and little treasures away.
Stationary Gifts: Being a complete stationary addict myself, I’m always happy to be given cute pens and pretty notebooks. There are loads of different designs for men, women and children, see the full range here.
It seems really early to be thinking about it, but here are a few of the lovely decorations and wrapping that are already available on the site. If you’re an early planner or just too excited to wait any longer, check out the full Christmas range here.
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