Tag: christmas

friday film: all i want for christmas is you

friday film: all i want for christmas is you

It’s time to get festive! It’s less than two weeks until Christmas and as I type, the snow is falling outside my window in big, fluffy flakes. If your weather is a little less conducive to a festive mood, the below clip ought to get […]

gift guide wrap-up

gift guide wrap-up

If you haven’t got your holiday gifts sorted yet, there’s still time! While I’m on my trans-Atlantic flight, why not check out the collection of ideas I’ve put together for you. Admittedly, it’s a little late for online shopping now, but there are still some […]

gift idea #15: the charity water bottle

gift idea #15: the charity water bottle

Wait, a water bottle? That’s what Matt Damon and Water.org think should be the number one gift of 2011. Watch the hilarious video below of Damon trying to convince kids that it’s what they really want for Christmas. Water.org is an international nonprofit organisation that […]

gift idea #14: your grandparents

gift idea #14: your grandparents

So many families seem to be spread around the world these days, making it hard to remember where each person lives. To help Grandma keep track, why not give her a modern family tree which includes everyone’s hometown. I really like this idea and wouldn’t […]

gift idea #13: the domestic goddess

gift idea #13: the domestic goddess

I’m definitely not a domestic goddess (though I am currently attempting to find the perfect cupcake recipe) but that doesn’t mean I don’t love beautiful things for my home. I’m sure any domestic goddess (or goddess-in-training) would be delighted to receive a beautiful cookie jar […]

gift idea #12: the lego lover

gift idea #12: the lego lover

My boyfriend’s little brother is really into Lego so every year, we just buy him a different set. This year, I was having a look around to see if there were any other options and I stumbled across these cute Lego date planners. They’re not […]

gift idea #11: the snow bunny

gift idea #11: the snow bunny

Chances are the snow bunny in your life probably has all the gear she needs to hit the slopes. However, if she’s here in Switzerland, she just might not have the snow! Perhaps your snow bunny would like this gorgeous necklace from Pure Rox in […]

gift idea #10: the movie fan

gift idea #10: the movie fan

If somebody on your “nice list” is a big movie fan, they might already have a poster of said film on their wall. However, I can almost guarantee that they don’t have one of Matt Owen’s minimalist movie posters. The artist takes a central theme […]

gift idea #9: something for mum

gift idea #9: something for mum

My mum reads this blog (hi Mum!) so I can’t tell you what I’ll actually be getting for her, but here’s an idea for your own mums. A couple of year’s ago, my mother developed an allergy to costume jewelry (how convienient, right?) so now […]

gift idea #8: the harry potter fan

gift idea #8: the harry potter fan

The book series ended a few years ago, the film series ended this year and now poor Harry Potter fans have nothing left to keep them going. Perhaps you could excite the grown-up fan in your life with a boxed adult set of the books […]

gift idea #7: the life scientist

gift idea #7: the life scientist

Thanks to this conference, I’m spending a lot of time around life scientists at the moment. It got me thinking – what could you get them for a present? If you have a life scientist or microbiologist in your life (like I do), they might […]

gift idea #6: the one who has everything

gift idea #6: the one who has everything

Sometimes it’s really difficult to buy a present for somebody because it seems like they already have everything they could possibly want! For these people, an experience-present can be the best choice. I’ve recently discovered the Smartbox, which is available in a wide number of […]