Gifts Which are Literary & Lovely
The lovely bits and pieces in this post are gift ideas for colleagues, friends, family and teachers – a bit of a mash up of all the things I love, and I think you will also love.
They are not sponsored ideas, though some links are affiliate links (which cost the buyer nothing) and which support the running costs of this website.
Many of the businesses linked are small businesses and I try to ensure all my gift suggestions are ethical.
Bookish bits from Book Geek
Book Geek have gifts that are quirky, literary and all round excellent. This year they have added an enormous amount of divine literary goodness to their range – the candles are my favourite although I rather like the Yoshi leather keyrings, Chapter One earrings and enamel pins! Their service is super fast and reliable – and a #ladystartup. Use the code CBD for 10% off all purchases.
Treasured Keepsakes from Oh My Giddy Aunt
If you have been following me for a while you will know that I have a thing for the keepsake gifts from Oh My Giddy Aunt
Nikki’s attention to detail and service is like nothing I’ve ever experienced shopping online. I’ve purchased charm bracelets for the girls, charm bracelets as a combined gift for colleagues (a charm unique to each person), charm necklaces, engraved silver whistles, jewellery boxes and silver book buckles. The ‘queen bee’ ring below is one of my favourite pieces and I wear it everyday. Enter code CBD on any Oh My Giddy Aunt purchase to receive a free silver charm.
Statement jewellery from Ruby Olive
Ruby Olive jewellery has a colour, shape and pattern for everyone and I am rarely without one of the Ruby Olive necklaces these days – I love the feel of the hand-poured resin and the incredibly bold colours. The colours and the quality of Ruby Olive pieces are delicious, affordable and just plain fun.
Goodies from Gorman
My Christmas dress each year tends to be Gorman – although last year The Beekeeper was adamant about ugly Christmas shirts which DID NOT WORK with my Gorman pink wrap dress! For actual Christmas day I am lusting after one or all of the Gorman wine coolers and lunch bags and I have a ‘collection’ of Gorman pillowcases. You can shop Gorman via this link.
Reusable & sustainable choices from Biome
KeepCups are always a welcome gift as, for most of us, caffeine is a high priority. While I am not a fan of buying a $2 mug for teachers, I am a fan of buying them a KeepCup to keep their coffee warm, because find me a teacher that can ever sit down for an entire cup of life-giving caffeine.
Biome also has a great range of fair trade and sustainable gifts including gorgeous Australian Christmas decorations and I love, love, love the banksia tealights – I have more than a few. The Biome range of beauty and DIY products is exceptional quality and simply and beautifully packaged, I very much recommend them.