Gifts for the ‘hard to buy for friends’

As you will know, no matter how hard you try, there are always one or two friends that are sooo hard to buy for. Mostly because they have everything you could possibly imagine and more. Therefore, I have created this board of unique and quirky gifts which hopefully will satisfy even the most hard to buy for girlfriends in your life!!

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1. Mosaic photo book                                                                                                       2. Selection of notebooks/diaries and journals                                                                 3. Archie Grand notebook                                                                                                 4. Christmas cards                                                                                                            5. Idiom pencils                                                                                                                  6. Starbucks mug                                                                                                              7. Luggage tags                                                                                                                  8. Bird paper clip holder                                                                                                    9. Message in a bottle kit                                                                                                10. Friends iPhone case                                                                                                 11. Disguise magnet set


L x

Gettin’ crafty with it!

Okay, so everyone knows that there’s nothing better than a little side project to really get the creative juices going (or maybe it’s just me?!)! Lately I have been given a nudge or two, encouraging me to put on my creative head and get thinking outside of the box. So, I thought I would share with you some of the things I have been working on which will hopefully give you a little nudge to get crafty!! …..

Firstly, I had one of my best friends – Sarah’s birthday coming up and I really couldn’t think of what to get her other than the usual presents I get her every other year i.e. wine, chocolates, candles etc.. So, I took some inspiration from the fact that she LOVES a good night out but always manages to loose or forget something along the way tut tut and created a rescue pack for her which included everything she needs to have a great night out, including the essential items she usually forgets! The rescue pack I made included items such as; a mini bottle of her fav wine, chewing gum, Vaseline, body spray, a cigarette lighter and party feet! Oh and to top it off, a cd packed with all her favourite tunes that would undoubtedly get her in the partaaaaaay mood! 🙂 Instead of using wrapping paper, I printed out some of our photos from nights out which made the present look a bit more personal and she loved it 🙂

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Next, another BF – Colleen popped round to announce that she and her man were getting engaged .. Hoorah!! thus got me searching frantically for a gift which was both unusual yet personal! I didn’t realise how hard a task that would be! After scouring the internet and high street I couldn’t find anything that would be either .. until I visited a garden centre near where I live.

Initially, upon first inspection of the garden centre I could only see the usual photo frames and glasses which I thought they might get a lot of as these are typical engagement gifts. Then, after a closer look, (I was getting a little desperate and frustrated by this point!!) I saw a range of white wood letters of the alphabet which looked quite plain as they sat on the shelf but they definitely held potential. Luckily, I had a stash of arts and crafts at home which I knew would come in very handy and I managed to jazz them up! Here’s what I started with and the finished result….

From this…

Splosh letters

To this …..


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Engagement present R Engagement present & Engagement present C

I have loved having an excuse to get creative and can’t wait for the next!! 🙂

Oh … and one for my wee sister for her birthday too 🙂


L x