Thursday, 5 November 2015
In an effort to have a more thoughtful and less commercialised Christmas this year, I thought I'd share with you some of the things that I will be gifting this Christmas over the next few weeks.
Firstly, this newly published book by Laurie Lee, Village Christmas, £9.99. It's a beautifully presented hardback book, I love the front cover of the road that goes through Slad in the snow, it will fit perfectly into my husband's stocking. It is a 'lyrical portrait of England through the changing years and seasons' and harks back to a time when life in the Cotswolds' was simple.
Secondly, my lovely friend Anne-Marie has just launched her amazing new photography venture called Photogem. A Photogem is a modern twist on a traditional locket, with photographs sealed into brass, pewter, silver or gold gems, each handcrafted in the Birmingham jewellery quarter. You can purchase them to go on chains or leather straps. I have one (pictured above) with a Photogem of each of my boys and will be buying one for my god-daughter for Christmas as it is such a lovely and special gift that will last a lifetime.
Ordering is really easy, you simply upload your photo to the website and Anne-Marie has kindly given me a 10% off to share with you, so just use the code Bradshaw10 when ordering.
I'll be sharing more inspiring Christmas gift ideas soon.