Now that December is upon us, it’s time to get organised with present shopping, so I’ve put together some ideas for both the big and small folks in your life.
Books, books and more books! Not necessarily a novel, but everyone loves a great coffee table book to inspire. Here’s my pick of creative books from a me&my.faves post earlier this year.
Design Sponge At Home
If you love design and don’t know about the Design Sponge blog, you should! Grace Bonney is amazing, inspiring, clever and so much more. This book features fantastic interiors all over the world, DIY projects, tutorials, before & after makeovers and tips to help you style with flair.
Little Book of Letterpress
I got this book long before I started working at The Hungry Workshop. It showcases beautiful letterpress printed work from some of the coolest studios all over the world. It takes you through the processes and different presses and is chock full of inspiration.
The Polaroid Book
This book is filled with amazing images from the likes of David Hockney, Helmut Newton, Mary Ellen Mark and the one and only, Andy Warhol. A wonderful coffee table book to pick up time and time again.
I love this book. The latest in The Selby series by the truly inspirational Todd Selby, this book features some of the world’s most talented designers, stylists, shoemakers and more. It is a visual feast for anyone who loves creativity.
This Is A Call, The Life and Times of Dave Grohl
If you have friends who dig Dave Grohl and all that he does, this is a really great read. Ava’s Dad gave it to me last year with a note inside saying ‘Happy New Year from your mate Dave G’. All my friends know I’m more than a little bit taken by Dave Grohl, he’s like the ultimate for me (in talent and looks!).
Motherhood & Creativity, The Divided Heart
A lovely friend recommended this one to me and I’m in the middle of reading it. It’s so great to hear from other women about finding that balance between your creativity and being a Mum. I highly recommend it.
This selection includes some classics and some new kids on the block.Pippi Longstocking
I actually never read this when I was younger but it’s loads of fun. It’s the first proper novel I’ve read with Ava and she loved it. Pippi is all kinds of quirky and you can’t help but love her!
It’s probably been said before but David Walliams (of Little Britain fame), is the modern day Roald Dahl. We’re right in the middle of this and it’s quite full on, but in a good way. It’s full of odd bods and icky antics, and whilst it’s not a happy little tale, it’s good to have different kinds of stories that are not all about ‘happily ever after’.
Mum just bought these for Ava as a graduation (from kinder) present. Written by Australian comedian Wendy Harmer, they are really sweet. Pearlie is a fairy who lives in a park and she looks after all of the animals who live in it. We’ve only read two, but I know Ava is hooked. Ours came in a box set and we can’t wait to read more.
These are for the younger folks (under 4 I think) and are simply fab. With rhyming on every page, these books are really fun. Even though we don’t read them at bedtime anymore, they’ll be great for Ava to practice her reading next year.
I’d love to hear from you with your prezzie ideas.
Happy shopping folks!