V&A stock great toys and the profit helps run this landmark museum.
Carrying on my gift theme I thought I would cover kids next. Its so weird I am already thinking about Christmas shopping!
‘Why?’ I hear you all gasp, well last year I left it till December and had no money to buy presents for the kids or my husband. As a result of two disappointing sewing sales where I spent heaps on fabric hoping to make a profit and never did!
Well this year I have learnt my lesson, I really want to buy well designed individual stuff. I hope it means more than off the shelf shaving kits, a nasty tarty Bratz doll and an Impulse gift set, urgghh.
If it means saving up and buy a couple of bits every month between now and Christmas then so be it. If its the thought that counts then lets have a little more thought about where are money is going this year.
I work hard for my cash and instead of lining the pockets of your identikit shops like Superdrug, Debenhams orAsda think about distributing it fairly. Use more independent shops, museums or galleries (profits often go back into helping to run the place), try Etsy and even local charity shops can house beautiful treasures like vintage frames or vases.
I’m by no means being snobby, or middle class by suggesting this, for starters I am neither. We have to account for every pound (unless I secretly buy I dress I dont want my hubby to know about). Encouraging people to seek alternatives to big chain stores is not ‘posh’ its realistic. If we really want to make it through the recession we should start this Christmas by thinking about where our money is being spent.
O.K lecture over here’s some cool stuff to look at ♥
make your own dolls to give with a clothkits kit.
The Battle Box Company has everything a boy could want for outdoor or indoor adventure!
Guitars for little stars at Berry Red
Dino tee on Etsy
for little sketches, Folksy
Well I hope that’s inspired you!