Quirky and Pretty Gift Guide #MerryGivemas

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? I always start mine as soon as my son’s birthday is over in the hope I don’t end up panic shopping on Christmas Eve!

Living in a small town without a vast array of shops means I do a lot of my shopping online, and this year I have found a way to help raise a little for charity while I am doing it. Signing up with Give as you Live means that your purchases made via their website raise cash for charity without costing you a penny. The majority of the usual online shops are part of the scheme and each time you buy something an average of 2.5% of your purchase price goes to your chosen charity. Have a look at their website here – it is really easy to do, and you can do some good while overspending – which makes me feel better about it!

I love something a bit unusual, a bit vintage and always pretty, so I have gathered together a quirky and pretty gift guide of some of my favourite bits and bobs that would make it onto my list for Santa.


biscuit cushion

Everyone knows I am partial to a biscuit, so I adore these biscuit cushions from Not On The High Street. Which design would you go for? I am rather fancying the party ring one! Find them here for £22.


flamingo snowglobe

Flamingos are everywhere this year, which pleases me as I have always loved their kitsch colourfulness. I spotted this Flamingo Snowglobe on Not On The High Street and am a little bit in love with it! If you fancy adding a touch of tropical to your Winter home, then this is for you! Find it here for £11.50. 



My last pick from Not On The High Street and this is one I recommend as someone who loved it so much they bought it! This lovely retro light up love sign oozes old-fashioned fairground charm. It looks fab in my lounge, and I am sure I am not the only one who loves it’s vintage allure. Find it here for £36.

unicorn tears gin liquer

Next up is this rather superb bottle of Unicorn Tears Gin Liqueur from Firebox. Have no idea what it tastes of, but the name bought such a smile to my face, and I have several friends who I know would love this quirky titled gin-filled joy. It has glitter in and everything! Find it here for £39.99.

random crap box

Another item from Firebox next. If you are like me then you have a lot of random crap. We all need somewhere to keep it. I love the juxtaposition of the prettiness and the word crap. It pleases me. If it please you too you can find it here for £10.99.

multi square frame

Next up a couple of items from John Lewis. I adore this frame, I have been getting my favourite instagram pictures printed, and this is the perfect size to display them. If you have an instagram fan in your life this would make a great gift for them. Find it here for £30.00.

vintage look chinese garden teapot

Oddly I don’t drink tea but still love tea pots, and this one is really floating my boat this year. Such a pretty design and would look gorgeous on display in my kitchen. Find it here for £39.99.

peacock satchel

My last item is a bag from Paperchase. I am not usually one to suffer from bag related giddiness, but this peacock covered satchel has got me coveting like a crazy thing. Find it here for £30.

That is the lot from me, did anything there take your fancy? And don’t forget, please check out Give as you Live, do some good while you shop – and Merry Givemas!

Love Miss Cisco XXX


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  1. October 30, 2015 / 11:26 am

    I am with Cass on this I have so much random crap that I need a ton of those, plus unicorn tears – ace
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  2. October 30, 2015 / 11:04 pm

    I can’t start Christmas shopping yet, it’s just too early for me! You’ve picked out some gorgeous things – my favourite is the teapot.
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  3. October 31, 2015 / 11:32 am

    Have made a start on the Christmas shopping here, but as always I’m fairly clueless as to what to buy everyone. Love your fabulous picks,especially the random crap box x
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  4. October 31, 2015 / 3:56 pm

    Love that photo frame, it has been on my wish list for month… really must make sure i get to this Christmas 😉 Love the unicorn tears gin lol x
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  5. November 1, 2015 / 5:05 pm

    Great selection – my daughter would love those cushions, and flamingo – they are everywhere at the moment aren’t they? Kaz x
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  6. November 9, 2015 / 6:50 pm

    I love those biscuit cushions, they’re brilliant. I really like the bag too 🙂

  7. November 11, 2015 / 9:48 am

    Ooh some lovely items here Sonya. Especially love the love light (totally see why you got it!) and the photo frame. My daughter’s birthday is on Christmas Day so I’m a bit in denial about it all again but should probably get a burn on!

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