It’s a fact that when it comes to presents, some people are much easier to buy for than others: those friends whose tastes you know inside out; kids whose santa list has been repeated over and over until you start thinking it’s your own; and people with hobbies!
Yes, you have to love those friends and members of your family who are kind enough to have something to direct your Christmas gift buying for them! Here are my pick of the bunch for the hobbyists amongst us…
Foodies, chefs and keen Italian students will love this risotto gift set from Carluccio’s – and, better still, there’s a chance that everyone else gets to enjoy it, too! Essential Risotto set, £19.95, Carluccio’s
In the winter months those green fingers get a little chilled in the garden… so a warming tea break with these cute little plant-pot-style cups (with handy lids to keep the heat in and insects out) will be a gardener’s dream! Gardening mug, £9.99, thegardenersshop.co.uk.
Been there, done that? Or going there, doing that? Keen travellers will love this personalised map, which can be used to chart past adventures, and map out future plans, as well. £69.95, gettingpersonal.co.uk.
This digital music centre combines new and old (in both style and substance), allowing music lovers to play everything from vinyl and CDs to MP3s. I love it. £149, Housetohome shop
Finally, one for outdoor types. Those who like to get active and trek about in the deep countryside, lakes and mountains…well, hopefully they won’t need this, but it’s handy just in case! BCB Outdoor Trekker Survival Tin Kit, £13.95.Amazon.co.ukHousetohome is the one-stop-shop for all your home decorating needs! Brimming full with inspirational photography and decorating advice it is the decorating website to visit.