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Christmas Gift Guide number 3 – featuring customisable gifts

So here’s my Christmas gift guide number 3. If you have missed the others then do check out my gift guide number 1 and number 2.

In this new list, you will find fun, quirky cool and also customisable gifts.

This photo sums it all up. what do you think?

Firstly, I’d like to mention my new plastic rug from pappelina.

You may have seen the rainbow colour ones I always use in my stylings.

I absolutely adore this new colour-way and no doubt you’ll be seeing lots more of it on my instagram.

It’s the perfect gift for an interiors colour lover in your life. Next, let’s set the scene with some gorgeous Christmas scent from EKA. I just love the elegant design of the jar.

Made of 100% soy wax, it smells absolutely delightful. Even before burning it, the lovely festive scent has started to pervade my room, getting me in the mood for Christmas.

You have to buy one to try, it’s absolutely gorgeous. Check out these pretty mugs that Cath Kidston sent me. It’s a collaboration with Fearne Cotton. Aren’t they cute and in such happy uplifting Spring colours? When I spotted Vinnie Boy Vintage’s kitsch style, all the way from Sydney, I was absolutely smitten.

How cute are these little deer cushions with little pink pom-pom edges?

It only took a few days to reach me in the UK by post. There’s still plenty of time to order if you fancy giving something a little different this Christmas.

Just above the cushions, is my gorgeous pink and red print from Black and Beech. customisable gifts Isn’t this art print absolutely stunning? The colours and patterns are so vibrant.

This is a bespoke print specially created for me by the lovely and talented textile designer Amelia Graham.

Above all, you can add any date or words to the print.

So special to have customisable gifts don’t you think? Spot that cheeky tongue print? It’s called Kiss Me Wild by my friend Emily of doodlemoo.

Emily does the most fun and super cool prints.

I already own quite a few pieces of her work, and they are always a feature on one of my walls. customisable gifts I just adore the Instagram community.

Recently, I got a message from Gordana (Goga) Lalic, who told me that she had been following my Instagram for a long time and felt it was the right time to reach out.

She told me that she had decided to challenge herself by creating a collection of embroidery artwork inspired by the Instagram interiors accounts she follow.

As you can see, she has created one of my home specially for me. It’s the same space that her artwork now sits. I feel so honoured.

Do have a look at her site, as she does special commissions.

So, if you want your home immortalised in a piece of art, then Yellow Tulip crafts embroidery is the place to visit. Here are all the gifts together.

What do think? Does anything catch your fancy?

Will you be giving customisable gifts this Christmas? I hope you’ll agree with me that these are all fun and unique pieces.

The Cath Kidston mugs, although available from the high street, are a limited edition print, hence you should grab yours before they sell out.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the post. Wishing you a wonderful weekend and also the week ahead.

Finally, I will be back again with more festive posts.

I’m sure you’ll agree that Christmas is most certainly not far away now.

( All styling and photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. )

mother's day Did you know Mother’s day in the UK is on Sunday 11th March? I thought it would be fun to do a Mother’s day gift post, in case any of you are looking for ideas.

As you can see, I have a desk full of goodies here. They are gifts that I have recently received ( with no obligation to post), but since I love them so much, I thought I’d share.  How about some beautiful hardback books as mother’s day gifts?

I absolutely adore coffee table books, and I’m sure if you follow me on Instagram, you will have noticed my growing collection on my coffee table.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to Hardie Grant books for sending me this wonderful selection. If your mother loves Interiors then you’ll have to buy her Kit Kemp’s ‘Every Room Tells A Story’ .

I have always been a huge fan of interior designer Kit Kemp, and love how she boldly mixes colour and patterns together. Her book is certainly a visual feast not to be missed.

For mothers who love to cook, I would highly recommend Sicily by Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi. The book unearths the most beautiful local Italian dishes straight from the largest island in the Mediterranean.

If you have a mother with a sweet tooth and a penchant for travelling ( actually that sounds like me), then ‘The Desserts of New York’ is a must. I can’t wait to explore all those delicious and insta worthy spots when I next go to New York.  For fashion lovers, I simply adore ‘ The Art of Stripes’ by Libby Vanderploeg. I mean, look at the cute cover in pink and red.  I never knew there were so many ways to wear stripes and look stylish at the same time. You can never have too many candles right?

The ones by Miller Harris are a perfect mother’s day gift. Not only do they smell delicious, they come in such cute and colourful jars and packaging too.

Miller Harris have asked me which ones are my favourite, so far it’s a tug of war between the sweet citrus scent of Tangerine Vert and the blackcurrant pear scent of Cassis en Feuille. In case you were wondering about those beautiful plates and milk jar I have used for flowers, they are from Cath Kidston’s Park Wildlife Home collection. The whole collection is gorgeous. I have my eyes on the bunny set too. If your mum is really into beauty, then how about these blushers from Benefit Cosmetics.

The Galifornia golden pink blusher is amazing for a little warm California glow to a Winter’s skin, whilst dandelion gives off a beautiful shimmer.

For fans of Benefit’s Porefessional face primer, I’m loving the new Pearl primer with its additional brightening effect for a radiant look. ( It helps that the tube comes in my favourite pink colour too) mother's day cookies Last but not least, how about a delightful tin of mother’s day bouquet luxe biscuits from Biscuiteers?   The tin contains 16 hand iced biscuits, inspired by the traditional language of floriography. The flowers represent grace, patience, kindness and a mother’s love. Tea time can never come sooner for me with this tin of biscuits at home. They are too pretty to eat too, but that hasn’t stopped me. They also have Gluten free versions, and you can order them online, to be sent straight to your mother. Hope you’ve enjoyed this post. It’s been so fun sharing this with you.

Hope you’ve managed to find something from here, that your mother would like too. I know I would love to receive these gifts on mother’s day.

Wishing you all a wonderful start to your week.

( All styling and photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. All gifts featured here were presents with no obligation for posting).

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