OMG It’s almost December and despite my best intentions, I’ve nothing bought! If you’re like me, ie) A feckin ride who’s super disorganised and addicted to procrastination, well fear not. I’ve some little pressie ideas that are not only thoughtful but can be ordered from the comfort of your couch, while you wear jammies & lol at random crap on youtube….
With Masterchef on every night along with various other cookery programmes, it’s pretty easy to spot the foodie in our lives. These people are probably the easiest to buy for - once you know where to look!
Tara Hammond at Slated.ie came up with a fab concept of using slate as a plate! I love these starter plates, they come in packs of 2 and can be used to serve your starter, nibbles or even as a cool cheese board. A complete bargain at only €24. For those of you with €64 burning a hole in your pocket, you can buy me….I mean… whoever, these wood and slate platters. They are seriously stylish and not only can be used as a serving platter, they can also be turned over and used as a chopping board! Clever!
Impact Cakes by Nicola is another favourite of mine. Do yourself a favour and “like” her facebook page. Her photo album which showcases her creations is just amazing (and often her tongue in cheek style will make you LOL so be careful if you’ve just taken a mouthful of tea!) She also runs various cake classes throughout the year which would make an ideal gift for someone who loves to bake and wants to learn how to do all the “fancy stuff”!
For the cuddly people in your life, Christina from Red Rufus Sock Dogs makes the softest, cutest little toy dogs out of, yep, socks! Rufus is her gorgeous red setter and inspiration, hence the name. Each and every sockdog is unique and handmade, they can also be personalised and gift wrapped and delivery is super fast!
If you know someone who would appreciate some handmade Irish jewellery then check out Carol Shaw Jewellery. Each piece is unique and Carol is currently selling 2013 calenders in aid of The Sunshine House and Laura Lynn Foundation which is a fantastic cause. Along with this, she is very generously giving a free gift worth €15 to anyone who purchases these calenders, so you get a nice reward for your good deed leaving you feeling doubly snug inside!
Last but by no means least, there’s little ol’ me - Lorna@sleek.ie!
Now I have to be VERY careful about suggesting to people that you give anything from my site as a gift as it could possibly get you a box in the face! For this reason, I’ll do a separate blog on gift giving from Sleek.ie later on.
For the moment, you can think about yourself! Take that party dress out and try it on in front of a full length mirror and just this once listen to that critical inner voice! We all have lumps and bumps we’d like to be rid of, boobs we’d like to pull up past our bellybuttons and maybe something to cover your nipples to stop people muttering “tune in radio Moscow” as you walk past….or does that just happen to me? Hmmm. Anyway, moving swiftly on… Prices are extremely competitive, most of my shapewear is under €20 and most of the quick fix solutions are under a tenner. So if you can see an area that you wish was a little different then check us out on www.sleek.ie or email me for advice firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most of all enjoy the run up to Christmas, and remember it really honestly is the thought that counts so don’t get your knickers in a twist!
Happy Shopping! xxx