Good morning everyone and Happy Monday! Welcome to another week on TheWhatNowBlog and I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
Now I don't want to freak everyone out but do you realise that coming up fast around the corner, with just 72 days to go, is that wonderful festive time of year known as Christmas?!
It's becoming more apparent as you wander down the high street with the festive spirit gradually seeping into the shop displays and windows and very subtle offers and ideas starting to creep into our minds.
Over the next month or so I have a few great ideas to show you that might inspire your gift buying choices for the festive season. I hope to try and bring you a variety of different choices with a special focus on the people that it can be quite hard to buy for.
The one thing that I always find difficult when it comes to buying gifts for occasions such as this is what to get the men in my life. Not only that but when it comes to buying gifts for work colleagues, perhaps after everyone putting money into a kitty for a birthday or leaving gift, it can often be really hard to buy something memorable for certain people. Having the responsibility for buying a gift where you work can really be a bit tricky! For that very reason, when my husband sent over the link for the lovely website that I am going to talk about today I immediately knew I wanted to feature them here on this blog.
So if you're having a little lull in your day, feel like taking a quick break and want to get a head start on your seasonal shopping then why not have a little browse of the excellent Wicket Ideas website.
I love the idea behind what this venture are doing. Making unique and innovative gifts out of popular and classic sports equipment by finding new ways to craft them into useful, attractive and bespoke household objects. All pieces are individually handcrafted and you would be hard pushed to find something so unique just down the road in your local shop.
For men especially I think the selection is fantastic and would certainly please a lot of Dads, Uncles and other male relatives that I know. However I think there are lots of lovely things for everyone to enjoy especially sports fanatics. Plus for the dog and wine lovers (me!) take a look at the lovely dog beds and dog water bowls crafted out of discarded wine boxes.
These gifts are great and made by such a friendly team of craftsmen based in Hampshire. They will even take on the challenge of making something bespoke for you out of your own old sports equipment with its own special memories. Giving you something to treasure and keep instead of stashing it away in the garage or somewhere equally unglamorous, gathering dust and being forgotten.
I can really see these items solving a lot of gift buying angst and hope that you can too! If you get a chance then take a look by visiting www.wicketideas.co.uk. If you like what you see then you'll be happy to hear that Wicket Ideas have kindly offered to let readers of TheWhatNowBlog have free postage and packing on any order placed between now and the end of October.
To claim this select 'The What Now Offer' and quote the code WHATNOWFREE in the special instruction box when you reach the postage page at checkout.
I hope you find something special for your loved ones or indeed a great gift for the office and I'll see you later this week with some more weekly ideas and inspiration. Have a wonderful Monday all.