Monday, November 11, 2013

christmas shopping

With only 45 days to go before Christmas, here are a few ideas for your Christmas shopping.

Gingerbread trees
Why not give your friends or relatives a Christmassy treat? I'll be making and selling these gingerbread star Christmas trees over the next few weeks.

Prices are £10 for a large tree (17 biscuits) and £8 for a small tree (11 biscuits) and all the money will go to Youthscape's Bute Mills campaign.

The trees are made from stacked gingerbread stars, all home made and held together with icing. They can be decorated with chocolate stars, edible glitter, hundreds and thousands or chocolate beans - your choice. Dairy-free versions available. I haven't tried making gluten free but I'm willing to give it a go if you want one. The trees come on a plate and wrapped in cellophane, ideal to give as a gift.

Delivery/collection free in/near Luton.
Please ask if you want one delivered elsewhere. I'm sure we can work something out.

Oh, and if you want one but you disagree with my prices, make me an offer. It's all for a good cause!

Glass Art / Jewellery / Decorations
My sister in law makes amazing glass art pieces, jewellery, decorations, plates, coasters and clocks, as well as brilliant paintings, all of which make beautiful gifts. The kiln is on and ready to create so get your orders in now at

Em-Art donates 20% of all their profits to Krasif Aid, who work in Bulgaria.

Toasty Warm Slippers 
If biscuits and glassware don't tick all your festive shopping list items, slippers are always a great failsafe Christmas gift. MarmiƱas is a new company producing 100% sheepskin slippers in sunny Buenos Aires. Keeping feet warm is a fab thing, but the MarmiƱas crew decided they wanted to do more, so all their slipper products have a linked charity. If you buy their Slippers Against Food Poverty, they'll donate to MakeLunch the equivalent of 5 meals for a hungry child for every pair sold.

Oh and...
It's worth pointing out that nobody asked me to write this blog, and I won't benefit at all from it. But if you do the shopping, the charities will, and that's what it's all about.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rach! I'd definitely like to buy a gingerbread tree or maybe two- I can think of some people who would like them!!! Therefore, we must meet up at some point!x



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