I love online shopping. I went into some actual shops today and there was stuff everywhere, incessant Christmas music, and tinseled assistants trying to hard-sell me fripperies. I like to shop undisturbed with products lined up with a bit of white space between them. The fruit of my online searches is laid out before you. So get yourself a glass of something mulled while we cross our fingers and hope it all turns up in time.
What do you think of my selections? Comments below please!
You can actually buy a candle with old book smell. I suppose it looks slightly less deranged in company than sniffing old tomes.
Fun for all the family and seasonally appropriate – it’s A Christmas Carol, the board game! Become your favourite character and roam the streets of Victorian London as you answer questions about Dickens’ classic novel. Make merry with Fezziwig, or settle your account with Scrooge—but beware of “Humbug!” spaces that could spoil your Christmas pleasure.
There are many extraordinarily sharp T-shirts to be had from Human. I think these two are pretty fab.
Also pleasing is this scarf, printed with words and illustrations from The Secret Garden.
If having words on your T-shirt and round your neck isn’t quite enough, use a temporary tattoo to place them directly on your skin. Etsy has a fine selection. I would like this one please.
Writers, you know all those brilliant ideas you have in the middle of the night when you’ve left your notebook in the next room? Well now you can scribble it directly onto this duvet.
Even if you don’t drink, this book is worth having for the puns alone. Life will be complete when I can order ‘A Rum of One’s Own’ down my local.
Next, just what we’ve all been waiting for: some Ibsen-inspired swag.
Wrap it all in this, whether it’s a book or not.
What do you think of my list? What do you want for Christmas? Comments below please!
Have a look at previous years’ recommendations here.