Personalised presents

November 11, 2013 Off By Laura TMOT
I am a complete pain in the back side to buy for. I admit it. In fact even if I was given money and told to buy myself something I couldn’t even think of what to buy. When Hubby was harassing me about Christmas presents and asking for some ideas I told him I want something personal, something that is only for me and something that will make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

I was obviously thinking of a very large box of alcoholic hotel chocolat.

However it did get me thinking about what other personal presents you can get and no I am not talking lingerie. The girls are both at the stage where they are getting more experimental with their drawings and they are also growing up way to fast so a nice photo gift or piece of wall art would be great.

I have taken so many photos throughout the year that I think a photo calendar would be perfect for me. We all need a decent calendar and mine gets used loads so I can just see myself smiling at the pictures each time I look. This could be a great gift for anyone as you just need to find pictures that they like. Whether it is different flowers, motorbikes or cats doing stupid things. Photobox have a sale on calendars at the moment but only until 14th November so you will have to be quick but it would make a great low cost gift.

I also love the idea of getting a frame and framing some of the girls artwork to go on the wall, especially if they drew or painted a picture as a present. Another idea is to get a box frame and get the girls to decorate it and find some Christmassy things to go inside. This would work well for holly, tinsel and even some baubles.

I think that the most important part of a Christmas present is the thought involved. It could be handmade, it could be from a pound shop and it could even be a piece of paper with a promise on it. I think the reason I am so hard to buy for is because I don’t like people wasting their money on commercialisation at Christmas and would much rather we went back to basics and started to put more thought into our gifts.

I will be writing a post soon about my ideas for the girls for Christmas and hopefully you can help me with some ideas for more ways of making Christmas more personal and less commercial
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What would be your ideal personal gift?
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