12 Days of Christmas Gifts: Gift #9

In these austere times, (both globally and if you’re a 24 year old waitress/writer), picking thoughtful gifts for your friends and family that reflect their interests and hobbies is difficult, whether you’re on a tight budget or not.

www.bouf.com is an online shop that has contemporary, quirky gifts for all.  Select from gifts for personality, theme and hobbies.  These are a few of the best….

Wouldn’t this be amazing for any keen dog walkers or a way to entertain children on a long afternoon hike?

Gardener's Tuck Tin, £34

Gardener’s Tuck Tin, £34

The perfect present for anyone who loves spending time down at the allotment or in the garden, this vintage-looking lunch box can store all gardener’s tools and is preloaded with elderflower pressé, stilton crackers and fudge.

Think Tank Photographers Bag £110

Think Tank Photo product designers have blended the look and feel of “old-school” camera bags and have infused it with “new-school” features and technology for the digital imaging age.

Keyboard Skins, £7.50

Keyboard Skins, £7.50

Etsy has a range of keyboard skins for all hobbies and interest, the best ones are for avid photoshop fans.  Perfect for any shutterbug.

Chalk Paint Starter Kit, £35

Chalk Paint Starter Kit, £35

Annie Sloan’s chalk paints are great for wall stenciling, this starter kit is a handy way to get into interior design and perfect for those channeling the shabby chic trend.

Wall Stickers, £14.99

Wall Stickers, £14.99

My friends in their first home would love these fun wall stickers by Serious Onions.  They’re great for adding character and personality to your room.

redletterdays.co.uk offers inexpensive days out and workshops for those with hobbies, from pottery classes to wine tasting there’s a day out for any interest.

If you know a bride or groom you’ll know the wedding becomes a short-lived hobby.  Etsy (again) has a wonderful selection of personalised and vintage gifts for the happy couple that help make the planning process that little bit smoother.



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