Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Present Ideas

Last year I shared a couple of ideas I had had for themed Christmas presents. For those who were here then you may remember the 'pepper and chilli' gift and the 'lemon and honey' one I did for two of our friends.

Here are two I'm pleased with this year.

First up is for our friend S. A travel toiletries bag, love the illustration, which fits neatly in with


the cover of this book about the antics of air stewardesses. Thanks to Caroline over at http://whatshappeningatmyhouse.wordpress.com/ who blogged about this book.



Then to finish off this gift we bought a set of travel size smellies, a luggage tag and a tin of boiled sweets which I didn't notice until afterwards are made by a company named 'Sky Candy'. Hopefully all will be useful when she goes off on her holiday next year.


For G's mum, sister, niece and his brother's partner I have collected items to go inside Ikea glass jars which will have pretty labels added to them saying 'warm winter wishes' or some such thing. Each one contains a packet of snowman tissues, a pair of festive patterned socks, winterberry hand cream, Christmas lip balm and two sachets of hot chocolate. These will be their gifts from the children.



14 comments:

bellaboo said...

You have such brilliant gift ideas,can you come and sort my present list out please?!! :0)

Jo said...

I love the jars, a brilliant idea. I'm stuck on what to buy for quite a few people this year.

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Some really lovely ideas there Lisa! I have putting together a pamper hamper for my friend who is expecting her baby right at the begining of January. I really enjoy making up this kind of gift although I sometimes find even though I get bargin items I still go a little over budget! But she is a good friend so worth it.



MBB x

whatshappeningatmyhouse said...

More fabulous ideas, Lisa - you really are so clever at thinking them up! x

Michelle said...

Such lovely ideas. So pleased with myself as I've got everything for our swap, yay. Just got to wrap them nicely now :) xx

Louise said...

I wish I could come up with such brilliant ideas! I've done most of our christmas shopping but I love the jars idea, I think I'll steal that for next year! ooh, on second thoughts, it might do for someone I have no idea what to buy for! Thanks :)

Also, I thought of you when I saw the 'prawn cracker' fungus and amused Dave with the tale!

Kelly said...

Great present Ideas! they are really thoughtful and useful, nothing worse than getting lovely presents that you have no use for!!! THose jars are a great idea!

Pomona said...

Some lovely present ideas! And thank you for your kind comment on my blog - I do appreciate it.

Pomona x

Florence and Mary said...

I love themed gifts and this is a great one!

Victoria xx

Kathy said...

You're so organised! I love the filled jar idea! Might use that next year, myself!
xxx

Diane said...

I can't believe its a year since we were doing this!!! Once again, youve had some great ideas Lisa. Glad you enjoyed Sarah Millican. xxxx

A garden just outside Venice said...

I wish I had your clever ideas instead of giving boring classical gifts!
x

BadPenny said...

What wonderful presents so thoughtfully put together. Love the travel bag & contents !

MelduJour said...

Love this idea!
Really enjoy your blog, gives me inspiration!

Mel