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Etsy Christmas Gift Guide: Skulls

Ceramic skull planter

Ceramic skull planter by Mud Puppy

If there’s one thing in competition for my love of all things sparkly, its anything with a skull on it… much to my mother and my husband’s dismay! I’m not sure where this slightly macabre fascination came from but if there’s something in a shop in the shape of a skull I am instantly drawn to it.

I don’t like ugly or hyper realistic skulls mind, just the pretty ones in candy colours or covered in glitter. I know you understand.

If there’s someone in your life with the same weird obsession, I’m sure you’ll be able to find them a gift from this collection. I’ll have one of each please.

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1. Victorian skull art print 2. Skull dinner plates 3. Skull candle holders 4.  Ceramic skull planter 5. Heart eyed skull earrings 6. Glitter skull and crossbones hair clip 7. Ruby eyed skull ring 8. Skull sugar cubes 9. Chocolate skulls with candy and cranberries

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Etsy Christmas Gift Guide: Winter Warmers

The Faux Fox Stole by a girl names leney

Faux fox stole by A Girl Named Leney

Snugly winter goodies make perfect Christmas gifts. There’s nothing I love more than finding something soft and warm under the tree that I can wear immediately (and probably not take off until April). The chunkier the better.

Etsy is a wonderful place to buy your Christmas gifts. Not only will all your purchases be unique and handmade but you’re supporting small businesses by buying from them rather than being sucked in by yet another sentimental John Lewis advert.

I got lost for hours browsing through while I was looking for these goodies. It’s SO DAMN COLD outside, I need to get my mitts on pair of hand knitted mittens stat!

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1. Crochet Mary Jane slipper socks 2. Luxurious crochet white fingerless gloves 3. Hand-crocheted, bulky cowl grey ombre infinity scarf 4. Mustard knitted sweater  5. Hot pink alpaca blended mikhaila wool coat 6. Super chunky double cable throw 7. White baby alpaca wool infinity scarf 8. Sequin hand-knitted sweater 9. Faux fox stole 

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Etsy Christmas Gift Guide: All That Glitters…

ouma gold sequin dress

Gold sequin party dress by Ouma

Can you believe that it’s December on Sunday!? While I love Christmas day itself, I rarely get excited about it until a few hours before (and then I can’t sleep all night!) The circus that is gift buying, mince pie munching and carol slaughtering can sometimes just get a bit too much. Gareth, on the other hand, gets SUPER excited as soon as December 1st rolls around. I fully expect him to want to go tree shopping this weekend in fact!

This year I am determined to get into the spirit as early as possible. I even have grand plans of buying my gifts before Christmas Eve (hey, stranger things have happened!) As you well know, there is nothing worse than trawling around the shops in the freezing cold with every other Last Minute Larry desperately trying to find decent presents from the tat that’s left over.

Which is why, when Etsy got in touch with me asking if I’ll pull together some gift guides on their behalf I was thrilled to say yes, yes, yes!

Over the next four weeks we’ll be procrastinating visiting Etsy on a Friday and swooning over some awesome gift ideas for your loved ones… and ahem… maybe you could bookmark a few things for yourself too!? First up, my most favourite of things – glitter!

etsy christmas rocknrollbride glitter gold

1. Oui brooch in gold glitter 2. Faux resin deer head with glitter antlers 3. Silver oval druzy gold ring 4. Glitter envelope clutch 5. Gold sequin party dress 6. Gold glitter LOVE script cake topper 7. Glitter iPhone case 8. Ombre gold heart necklace 9. Gold bunny ears ring

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