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Christmas Gift Guide Room by Room: The Bathroom

10th December 2019
Frida Kahlo shower curtain image by @almost_everything_off_ebay

Racing through the room by room gift guides and now we reach the bathroom. This, of all the rooms, is the one most geared towards luxury presents. The desire for a hotel style bathroom has now become synonymous with the desire for a spa-like experience and presents for this room, while they can still be…

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Christmas Gift Guide: Home Office

18th December 2018

And so to the final gift guide for the season and possibly my favourite one of all – the home office. This is partly because I’m a stationery geek but also because it’s the one room where you really might use all of the products everyday and, by doing so, be more productive. So this…

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Christmas Gift Guide Room by Room: The Kitchen

6th December 2018
faux fern from rockett st george at kws madabouthehouse.com

Now we better get one thing clear before we start on this room. Christmas is about buying things for people that they might want or like but wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves. And that doesn’t mean hoovers, or mops or, even, oven gloves – and you know who you are and you know you are…

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A Guide to Christmas Gift Guides

27th November 2018

It’s time. It can no longer be avoided. December is imminent and it’s time to face up to the Christmas shopping. Last year I published guides to presents based on the room they might go in. This was because, as I said then, I object to being classified as the fat female foodie, or the…

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Christmas Gift Guide V: The Sitting Room

14th December 2017

So we come to the sitting room. Perhaps the easiest room to buy for as it’s the room that is for relaxing and entertainment and fun. Leaving aside furniture, although you can, of course, buy a new reading or relaxing chair for the love of your life, we can start with the smaller items based…

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