Our shopkeeper, Louise Gorrod, is getting in the Christmas spirit, here she shares her advice on getting ahead for the festive season.
'We’re over half way through November now and my thoughts are turning to Christmas. I’m not about to put up my tree; I like to leave that as late as possible. I’m not about to start on the mince pies; I observe a strict ‘no mince pies until December’ rule (for my own good) and I’m not about to start playing that Christmas CD; at least not for a few weeks yet.
However, I am going to get myself organised. Nothing feels nicer than being ahead of the game at this time of year. So before the month is out I intend to have all my cards written and giftwrap, tags and ribbons at the ready. I’ll also buy a couple of new festive decorations to add to the old favourites.
The Stuff of Life has quietly been filling its shelves with such festive delights in recent weeks, so today I’m sharing my pick of cards, wrap and decorations from the shop
I’ll be popping back regularly in the run up to Christmas to share some further shop picks of mine – lovely gifts that would be wonderful to give (and receive). Until then, Happy Shopping!'
Images from top, left to right: Noel Wall Hanging by Rastall and Daughters, £26.95 | Foiled ‘All I Want’ Card by Alfie’s Studio, £3.30 | WordSearch Wrap by Indentity Papers, £2.50 | Christmas Gift Wrap by ByMarie, £5.00 pack of 4 sheets | Traditional Wrapping Set by Alfie’s Studio, £5.75 | Rustic Reindeer Cards by Rubyblue Design, £10.95 pack of 4 | Reindeer Greeting Card by Abby Cook Illustration, £3.00 | Miniature Lapland Stockings by Hattie Kerrs Knitwear, £7.50 | Snowflake Garland by Rubyblue Design, £7.95 | Floral Paper Fans by Rastall and Daughters, £7.50 | Paper Bauble by Quince Living, £5.00 | Crochet Snowflake Decoration by ByMarie, £5.00 | Snowflake Stocking by Rastall and Daughters, £35.00.