Christmas Gift Guide 2016: The Home

This year I have chosen to compile a small gift guide of a few things that will be fab for the home and are perfect for all. 

*For  Parents

Ideal for families of all ages, Illustries’ Family Album provides a place to record the details that all too often get forgotten in the whirlwind of family life. From the extraordinary to the everyday, there’s a page to complete for all the little details, milestones and memories that make a family unique. From favourite films and secret recipes to silly quotes, sketches and selfies, this is a book that promises to be fun to fill in and read for many years to come. It is carefully designed to suit any family structure, such as same-sex parents, adoptive etc. RRP:£24.95

*The Gardener 

Hozelock AquaDeco is an innovative and decorative handmade watering solution that keeps your plants watered and healthy. Available in a selction of attractive colours and individually hand crafted. These water globes can be used inside and outside the house.  RRP:£7.99 for a pack of 3. 

This penguin garden ornament (available in black and white) from the garden furniture center is made from Polymer fiberglass that is lightweight, really hard wearing and allows very detailed moulding with lovely soft edges.This Penguin Ornament is unaffected by the elements all year round. Sold in small, medium or large.The high quality, shiny finish is achieved by hand with multiple layers of lacquer and this makes for a tough, non-chip appeal as well. RRP:£39.99 for small, £69.99 for medium and 99.99 for large. 

*For house hold cleaning

The Kobold VC100 is a handheld vacuum cleaner that weighs the same as two cans of Coke and is ideal for cleaning up pet hair and vacuuming the car. Easy to handle and recharge this handheld vacuum fits into every home environment and can be stored  upright, horizontally or hung. It's compact too so you don't have to be worried about space. 
This vacuum has been a god send for us for cleaning up after Blake has eaten so we no longer have to get our big hoover out. RRP:£129.99

*The office
The Ricoh SP 150 printer series has been designed with the primary purpose of allowing consumers to productively copy, scan or print at the touch of a button via a tablet or smart device, at home. It’s the new age alternative to outdated printer solutions, facilitating more productive home working for busy employees today.  The SP 150 is a compact design and small in volume with an easy toner change. It has a fast 22pm to boost printing productivity and is easy to install and simple to operate.  RRP:£125

*For couples

The Lavender House Gift Company was set up by the lovely Sarah to create unique, personalised gifts perfect for special people and special occasions. Each unique piece is custom made by hand, by Sarah. Each design can be created in your choice of colour and wording is fully customised. This gorgeous medium personalised heart  button artwork makes a beautiful gift. The design comes framed in a white contemporary box frame, 25cm x 25cm square, glazed with glass rather than perspex. It comes complete with a hook on the back for hanging or can be stood up on it’s side. Your purchase will be beautifully gift wrapped in lavender tissue and ribbon, with a hand finished gift tag. If the artwork is going direct to the recipient, a message can be added to the gift tag at no extra charge. The piece is then bubble-wrapped and boxed. I totally recommend Sarah's designs, my photos really don't show how special and made with love this design is.  RRP:£25

*Art lovers

Artfinder sell art that changes lives. Art that awakens our imagination, transforms our homes and expresses who we really are. At Artfinder they are building a world where artists can make a living doing what they love. Where anyone can easily find and buy original art, no matter their taste or budget.Every peice of art work is unqiue, signed and sent directly from the artist. This gorgeous giraffe painting caught my eye as I love giraffes and the detail of it is amazing. £27

I hope you like my selection and that this has given you some inspiration. 

*I was gifted the items in this post for the purpose of this guide. All thoughts and opinions are my own

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