Dear Santa…

Wow, where has this year gone? It’s Christmas next month and I am in complete denial.

It’s only this week as it’s started to get bitter outside that I’m beginning to think about gifts.

For me, when someone asks me what I want for Christmas, it goes one of two ways. Either I have a list as long as my arm (which isn’t actually that long) and I need to narrow down my favourites or I just can’t think of anything.

The other problem is thinking of ideas for other people. I find men are hard to buy for. My husband has an ongoing joke where he asks for a jet ski every year knowing full well that ain’t ever happening. And my dad normally asks for ‘tools’ or vouchers for Wickes, which I hate buying because I consider it a boring gift. So unfortunately I can’t really help others with gifts for men.

However, if you are in the same boat as me then I’ve constructed a list of some cool gift ideas that are certain to make anyone’s Christmas.

Retro peg board

I won’t lie, this is on my own Christmas list (if I don’t buy it before) and can you blame me?  It’s retro, quirky and extremely versatile. So move over lightbox, there’s a newbie in town!



You can buy a retro peg board from The little house shop for £45. 

Jewellery Candle 

You’re probably thinking, a what? This is one of the most unique ideas I’ve seen in a while. Etta French make gorgeous candles all with a different piece of jewellery inside. I was lucky enough to receive one in the post yesterday and it smells absolutely gorgeous.

Etta French handmade jewellery candle – £38

I can’t wait to burn it and find out what jewellery is hidden inside. Candles, jewellery and a surprise novelty value… surely not?! Check them out for yourself here and enjoy 10% off until the end of November with code ‘bettyscottage10’😘

Bloom and wild flower subscription

I would personally be really chuffed with this as a gift. In case you didn’t know, Bloom and Wild are a leading ‘letterbox’ florist. Their bouquets are sophisticated, intricate and long lasting. They not only send flowers on a one off basis but they also offer a subscription package too. Who wouldn’t want flowers through their letter box every month?


You can order flowers from Bloom and Wild by clicking here.

Dslr camera

Okay, a pricey one I know so this is for people that like to splash the cash at Christmas. Whether you want to improve your blog photos, Instagram feed or just take some nice photos of your family and friends, then I can highly recommend getting a dslr camera.

I’ve got a Nikon D3300 and apart from my phone it’s probably my favourite possession. I take it almost everywhere with me and photography has become a passion for me. I have a new lens on my xmas list! 😆

Mermaid blanket 

You may have seen these on social media. They are basically a blanket that you put your legs inside and it looks like you have a mermaid tail. They are fun, warm and make you look like Ariel from the little mermaid whilst you are slobbing around on the sofa! Winner!


I haven’t linked a page because you can get them from loads of places. Just Google mermaid blanket, they are around £20.

Fake taxidermy 

Okay, this one sounds weird but trust me when I say you need a faux flamingo in your life.

Small faux flamingo £50

Hilary and Flo offer a small and large version and it is a must have quirky accessory for your home.

Check out Hilary and Flo’s website which is full of eclectic homewares and enjoy 15% off when you spend £20 or more until 11/11/16 with code ‘bettyscottage15’ 😘

Reclaimed bath rack

You may follow an amazing vintage seller Laura, founder of ‘dirty pretty vintage’ already, but if you don’t, please check out her website here.

Laura has just opened up another website called Thistle Home Store and I have fallen in love with everything on there.

I especially love these reclaimed wood bath racks. They come in an array of shades and are perfect for holding candles, bubble bath and even a glass of wine to really help you relax in the bath.

Reclaimed wood bath rack £35

Bath bombs

And last but not least, if the bath rack takes your fancy why not take a trip to Lush and grab some bath bombs.

I hope I’ve given you some inspiration for either your own Christmas list or ideas for others.

I have tagged all the companies mentioned in this post on my Instagram post for you to check out their pages and give them a follow.

Please let me know if you have spotted anything you think would make a great gift!

Until next time

Hayley x

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2 Comments

  1. Sue Thompson
    November 6, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    I get so excited when I open my email box to see \’Bettyscottage\’ I adore getting these, I know it\’s gonna be full f lovely pic\’s advice & knowledge.
    Fabulous to see these ideas for Christmas ❤️ Which I shall be following up especially the candle ❤️ Thanks so much for joy you put into my email box ☺️ XX

    • November 6, 2016 / 8:15 pm

      Awwww what a lovely comment! Thank you Sue, that has made my day 😘😘😘

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