If you haven’t started Christmas shopping yet, get your skates on! Here are some ideas to give you some inspiration.
Gift cornucopia at Vintage Bazaar
This Christmas why not avoid the high street crowds and mass-produced gifts and opt for beautiful antique, vintage and handmade delights instead? The Christmas Vintage Bazaar brings together the very best vintage dealers and designer/makers from all over the country on November 25 at the Corn Exchange, Devizes. With beautiful antique gifts, vintage party dresses and handmade decorations, you can do all your Christmas shopping in one relaxed place. The knowledgeable dealers have been busily sourcing stunning vintage goodies, from here at home to brocantes in France, ready for the event, so be sure not to miss it, 9am-3pm.
Pretty PJs by Mistral
Luxuriously soft and snuggly PJs, £29.99, with pretty bow ties in an array of festive colours, with matching tops available too, make a great gift. Visit Mistral in Malmesbury, Devizes or Marlborough, order online or call 01249 823901.
White Horse Bookshop brooch
Exclusive to The White Horse Bookshop and based on their unique logo, these hand-crafted, solid silver, hallmarked brooches will make the perfect gift for anyone who loves Wiltshire, white horses (or even The White Horse Bookshop). Made by local jeweller and silversmith Jane Angel, £59.99.
These exquisite, cork-backed melamine coasters are designed by Wiltshire-based artist Rachael Wild, £15 for a set of four. Cushions and mugs are also available and make the perfect gift for anyone who loves the countryside.
Give the gift of falconry
Forest Falconry in Landford was set up to give everyone the opportunity to experience the thrill of flying some of nature’s most spectacular birds. Your totally ‘hands-on’ adventure takes place in an exclusive woodland setting, where you will get to handle, train and hunt with owls, hawks, falcons and eagles. Be sure to bring your camera. Gift vouchers valid for one year
are available, so you can give your loved
ones a day to remember.
Cloud Society membership
Membership of the Cloud Appreciation Society makes a great gift, with an enamel badge, certificate saying members will “persuade all who’ll listen of the wonder and beauty of clouds”, a cloud selector ID wheel, emailed ‘cloud a day’ and 10% shop discount; £17.50 for a year, £10 sign-up fee.
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