This week’s Folksy Friday has been curated by Emma a Folksy fan from ooh.com.
My friends have told me I’ll start knitting a turkey soon. Why? Because I’ve set myself the challenge of only buying handmade Christmas presents this year.
Frankly, I’ve had enough of overcrowded high street shopping, novelty sock packs and battery operated foot spas. And I don’t want to celebrate a Christmas that has ‘Made in China’ all over it. I want to buy decent, handmade, original presents that make the recipients say ‘Wow, how cool!’ and my bank manager say ‘Wow, no overdraft this January…’ And I want to get as many other people as possible doing the same.
So I spent a happy afternoon last week scouring Folksy, cup of tea in hand, favourite tunes belting out. It was a great and easy experience, and I’ve nearly finished my shopping list. But I need some help. I struggled to find presents for my husband and nephews – has anyone got any ideas for a 37 year old chap who likes gardening, the outdoors, reading and cooking, and several under 12, sports-obsessed boys? Oh and wrapping paper. I need some of that too.
Here are some of the things I bought:
Mugs and sugar bowl, perfect for my parents. Stamps make great presents for nieces and sister-in-law. Bought several of these: Skullandcrossbuns. These notelets have ‘mother-in-law’ written all over them, and I’ve kept some for myself because they’re so nice! Teatowels for aunts: Wren fern tea Towel. My god-daughter has chickens, so these 3 egg cosies are a great present for her. And finally a ‘me me me’ present. I love this print and I want, want, want. I keep leaving the web page open for my husband to see…. Seed Bloom Lino Print
PS: I’m also going to bang the Folksy drum and shout ‘PACKAGING’ at the top of my voice. All the Folksy parcels I’ve received so far have been beautifully packaged and sent in boxes and envelopes (often recycled) that are just big enough for the item inside. None of that terrible waste of cardboard, plastic and all manner of environmentally unfriendly packaging that large mail order companies seem to love so much.
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