This is the third post of my gift guide series - hopefully you have enjoyed my ideas - and maybe something has caught your eye and made the shopping a little easier this year! In this post I am sharing ideas for experiences, vouchers and making memories. Again the suggestions are all from small businesses Let me know what you think!
Right - how about treating someone you love to a tour of Oxford - this photo was taken inside the grounds at Worcester College. All details below. Great for a couples day out or parents /grandparents.
My children are grown up but still living at home - any suggestion though they might not have a stocking any more has been firmly rejected! But as they get older it gets harder to find suitable small items to fill the stockings. And then there is the having too much unnecessary 'stuff' debate! So I am trying to find stocking ideas that are small, useful and significant and not just more rubbish to put into landfill.
Right - bracelet with charm and bag from Inspire my Soul
That time has come around again, it will soon be Christmas and we need to decide what we are doing with our Christmas gift shopping. This is the first of three gift guides I am sharing - and I posted another blog post prior to this one about the ethical shopping debate and being more mindful about her gifting - take a look here if you missed it.
I never recommend anything on my blog that I haven't tried and loved myself. So I am sharing with you some things that I would love to receive or that I already have and that would make lovely gifts for mum, sisters, aunties, friends or daughters - for the women in our lives - and don't forget to share this post with your husband or partner! In the photo above I am using my initial mug from WB Gifts and wearing two gold bracelets from Toria Lee Accessories - full details below.
This isn't just about fashion and I am publishing this post just before I launch my week of Christmas gift guides because it is all inter-linked and buzzing around my head even more as we are approaching Christmas. This year my sisters and I had a chat about changing how we buy for the eight cousins, our nieces and nephews, so they get less ... but more. A bigger budget but less gifts so we can buy them something more significant, something they actually need or an experience, something to create a memory.
I don't know about you but when my children were growing up I became increasingly frustrated with just how many plastic toys they had and how many they didn't actually play with. I love this photo of them both sitting inside a cardboard box having fun together. They can have as much fun in a box without the need for expensive toys. I am rather relieved looking back though that they grew up before iPad's and phones became a thing - and interestingly they both agree with me. And I really wanted to share this example too - the green tonka truck my great-nephew is playing with was originally my husbands and many of the cars too - all from nearly 50 years ago!
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Hi, I’m Michelle and my blog Fifty & Fab is all about my journey into and through my fifties. I share style tips, health and fitness inspiration, I talk about my holidays and days out and I tell you about my beauty regime and my lifestyle. I hope you might pick up a tip or two and get some inspiration!
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