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.


  1. My favorite book Cider with Rosie, love Slad and the Cotswolds, so will be buying this book.

  2. It's really nice to see a gift guide where you're actually properly talking about the things you've picked out! :D Like the idea of tickets, it shows you're actually paying attention to what they like, haha! I'm getting both my parents

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