So it may seem a little early for a post about Christmas, but actually there are just eight weekends left before the big day(!) and I always like to start my Christmas present shopping early to spread out the cost a little. Today I’ve teamed up with The Works to create a helpful Christmas gift wishlist; I’ve picked out things that I would like to receive for Christmas (hint hint), but even if nothing here catches your eye, Christmas at The Works is such a big affair that there is sure to be something for everyone.
The Works mostly sells books (of all varieties), art and craft supplies, stationary, games and toys, but they also have a whole host of other interesting things as well as everything you need to wrap them prettily. They are also incredibly affordable so it’s the perfect place to do all your Christmas shopping.
They had such a wide range of cookbooks, and there were so many that I want that it was quite difficult not to write a wishlist entirely composed of books… I narrowed the choice down to three: Firstly, Say It With Cake by Edd Kimber – I have his Patisserie Made Simple book which is fantastic so if this book lives up to that standard then it is definitely worth having. Secondly, Couture Chocolate by William Curley – I also own a patisserie book by William Curley which again is incredibly good and detailed; this one is about all things chocolate so it’s hard to go wrong there! And thirdly, The Great British Bake Off Christmas – This looks like a lovely Christmas book full of delicious festive bakes
On the fiction side I’ve picked out The Hunger Games trilogy, I’ve seen the films but not yet read the books and they’ve been on my (extensive) ‘to read’ list for ages.
It may seem like a bit of a boring cliche to give a calendar for Christmas but they are really useful! I am far more likely to look at a calendar on the wall than on my phone so I always have to have one. I was very tempted by the cute puppies one, but in the end plumped for this interesting looking witches calendar (this may have something to do with the fact that it is nearly Halloween). Another boring-but-useful pick is this pretty skulls diary in a vain attempt to organise myself.
There are plenty of stocking filler type gifts in the art and craft section, I chose this pack of colourful twine – great for wrapping handmade gifts and also as a food photography prop. I’ve been meaning to try stamping biscuits with food colouring, so picked out this assortment of wooden stamps which would be perfect for giving that a go.
A paint your own mug set sounds like fun, and How To Draw Anything would come in very handy; I used to be quite good at drawing but haven’t practiced in so long that I’ve gotten rubbish at it so I could do with this book!
Last but not least, yes it may be tacky, but I am quite tempted by this Make Your Own Christmas Jumper craft book!
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