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December 15, 2012

Christmas Gift Guide 2012: Silver and Gold

Christmas Gift Guide: Silver and Gold via WeeBirdy.com

Precious little presents under the Christmas tree are always welcome, but they don’t have to cost the earth – or come from the pages of chain-store jewellery catalogue. Here’s my round-up of some of the best little luxuries for Christmas from around the globe, starting at $36.

1. Georg Jensen Ilse stainless steel vase, AU$110 from Georg Jensen.

2. Eclectic candles by Tom Dixon, NZ$135 each from Simon James Design.

3. Kate Spade icebox jewels emerald coin purse, US$46 from Kate Spade.

4. 3.1 Phillip Lim silver metallic pointed collar, AU$175.01 from My Wardrobe.

5. Alex Monroe teeny tiny bumblebee ring, £460 from Alex Monroe.

6. Measuring hedgies, US$36 from Anthropologie.

7. Tom Dixon form bowl set, NZ$155 from Simon James Design.

8. Rococo Nail Apparel gold leaf nail varnish, £35 from Cult Beauty.

9. T. LeClerc secret powder, £33 from Cult Beauty.

10. Alex Monroe twig ring, £120 from Alex Monroe.

11. Vintage cube necklace, US$24 from Sparkle Farm’s Etsy shop.

12. Georg Jensen Ilse brass candleholder, AU$135 from Georg Jensen.

13. Golden twig charm, US£16 from Anthropologie.

14. Belmacz silver swan pure silver eyeshadow, £28 from Cult Beauty.

15. Hammered band bracelet set, £18 from Anthropologie.

Want more lovely present inspiration? Click here for all my Christmas 2012 Gift Guides.

Prefer to buy all handmade? Click here for my Etsy 2012 Christmas Gift Guides.

And don’t miss my Top 20 Christmas Crackers and my Top 20 Christmas Stockings!


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December 14, 2012

Christmas Gift Guide 2012: Presents for mums, sisters and girlfriends

Christmas Gift Guide: Presents for mums, sisters and girlfriends

Finishing your Christmas shopping this weekend? Here’s my edit of the best presents for all the lovely ladies in your life, starting at £8.96. If you spot something you fancy for yourself, just share it on Facebook or Twitter prefaced with a big ‘Hint, hint’!

1. ‘Dash Dot’ pointy mittens by Donna Wilson, available in three colours
£32.50, from Soma Gallery.

2. Aesop Reverence hand wash, £27 from Cult Beauty.

3. Postie leather envelope, AU$190 from Follow Store.

4. Dinosaur Designs set of three bangles, AU$215 from Dinosaur Designs.

5. Polli woven peacock pendant, AU$79.95 from Polli.

6. India Knight Mutton (hardcover), £8.96 from Amazon.

7. Paul & Joe Kitty Blusher Stick in Minou, £19 from Rose Apothecary.

8. Paris Wakefield Additions Bliss cotton satin cushion, £59.50 from Paris Wakefield Additions.

9. Melinda Young hand cut acrylic flamenco pendant, AU$95 from Collect.

10. Cadiz serving bowl, £34 from Anthropologie.

11. Ceramic band bowl XXL, €70 from Foldoys.

12. Paul and Joe colour powder (081), £19.50 from Rose Apothecary.

13. Eiffel Tower ring dish, £10 from Anthropologie.

Want more lovely present inspiration? Click here for all my Christmas 2012 Gift Guides.

Prefer to buy handmade? Click here for my Etsy 2012 Christmas Gift Guides.

And don’t miss my Top 20 Christmas Crackers and my Top 20 Christmas Stockings!


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December 5, 2012

Christmas Gift Guide 2012: The Neon Edition

Wee Birdy Gift Guide: The Best Neon Presents via WeeBirdy.com

If there’s one trend that’s really taken hold this year, it’s neon. From crafty hand-woven baskets to to glossy Comme Des Garçons wallets, fluoro is the way to go. Here are my top picks for the nicest (and most definitely) brightest Christmas presents.

1. Eva straw weave clutch, AU$179 from Gorman.

2. Little leather locket by Jen Booth, AU$78 from Follow Store.

3. ‘Fluro Tower’ acrylic painting, AU$750 from Rachel Castle.

4. Woven Bead Planter (Mexican), AU $120 from Peaches and Keen.

5. Adjustable wood and stoneware vase, EUR145 from Adonde.

6. Crepe chain neon necklace, US$78 from Anthropologie.

Wee Birdy Christmas Gift Guide 2012: The Best Neon Presents

1. Knitted collar in neon yellow and grey cotton, EUR €29.90 from The Knit Kid’s Etsy shop.

2. ‘Criss Cross Fluro Sun’ felt on Belgian flax linen artwork, AU$380 from Castle.

3. Neon yellow pod with Velutina air plant, US$10 from Bird And Feather Co.’s Etsy shop.

4. Modern neon hardwood salad bowl, US$45 from Nicole Porter Design.

5. Lidded blue box EUR €56 from Foldoys.

6. Comme Des Garçons orange fluorescent zip-around wallet, £130 from Liberty.

Wee Birdy Christmas Gift Guide 2012: The Best Neon Presents via WeeBirdy.com

1. Crayon Chick crochet bowls, small $30; large $32 from Follow Store.

2. K. Jacques for Opening Ceremony patent sandal, US$172 from Opening Ceremony.

3. Marc by Marc Jacobs green and blue heart print iPhone Case, £30 from Liberty.

4. Melting Ice-Cream Tote by Jess Wright, AU $160 from Harvest Workroom by Harvest Textiles.

5. Large neon chevron cushion by Bob Window, AU$90 from Follow Store.

6. Bobbi Brown Neon & Nude Sheer lip gloss, £17 from Selfridges.


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July 25, 2012

The 25 best London Olympic Games souvenirs: the non-tat edition

Medal Necklace by Tatty Devine.

You know I love me some awesome London souvenirs. So I’ve been in a veritable flap all year with Britain’s designers putting their considerable talent behind all sorts of desirable and highly collectable stuff to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and the 2012 London Olympic Games.

You won’t find any “official” London Olympics merchandise here, because frankly, I couldn’t find anything I fancied. And I’m sure you’re going to be hit over the head with the stuff over the next few weeks. Furthermore, the official mascots are kind of hideous and I can’t look at the official 2012 logo without seeing Lisa Simpson performing an adults-only act. Oh dear.

Instead, I’ve scoured the net for great design, a playful approach and stuff I’d actually like to wear – or have in my house. And you’ll find that most of the pieces are designed or made in Britain, if not London itself. Take Thorsten van Elten’s collaboration with East London creative agency CREATE, which offers a line-up of five “well considered” souvenirs by British designers that serve as an antidote to the “overly-commercial, tacky souvenirs on sale across London this summer”.

Are you ready? Steady. GO!

What’s your favourite Olympics souvenir?

Want more London souvenirs?
Click here for the best Union Jack souvenirs.
Click here for the best non-tat Jubilee souvenirs.


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