By Cathy Olmedillas - Anorak
Yay, it’s the festive season! I love Christmas mainly because I love gifting, and seeing my nearest and dearest’s faces when they unwrap their presents. Magical!
Here’s Anorak’s guide to buying happy things for the festive season for kids & grown-ups.
Wonderfully researched maps with great themes, such as Clandestine London (my favourite) or It’s Nice to be Alone in Paris.
If there’s one blog I visit regularly it is the wonderful KickCan & Conkers. Founder, Deborah, has impeccable tastes and her finds never ceases to amaze me. The brilliant news is that a shop will be added to it in the next couple of weeks! I cannot wait to see Deborah’s selection, I am sure it will be fabulous.
Chicken Rhythm’s iron-on patches are so cool that I have been known to iron them on just like that, even when a garment does not need patching up. The perfect stocking fillers.
When it comes to fun presents guaranteed to make you smile, such as Ride-A-Dad tee-shirt, political pants or man tote bags with the statement “I have totally forgotten what she sent me out for”, Twisted Twee are simply my favourite.
Studio Tipi are a couple of very talented Canadian illustrators whose work is simply enchanting. Their Christmas cards capture perfectly the happy (& nostalgic) folklore that surrounds the festive season, which I love.
I love this range because it is genuinely cheerful, with all its bright colours and happy statements.