I had promised myself that I would refrain from mentioning anything to do with Christmas before December 1st, but that was all before I was invited to take part in the John Lewis Secret Santa challenge. All good intentions have since gone out the window and I'm ready to embrace the Christmas spirit with both the bear and the hare (see the new John Lewis Christmas advert here).
Those of you, who have read my previous blog posts, seen any of my videos or followed me on Twitter (@theitguide), will know I have a penchant for Anton Heunis jewellery. This particular fixation began when the lovely gals at my-wardrobe.com lent me an Anton Heunis necklace to wear during London Fashion Week in February last year. Since then I’ve gone on to buy two of his pieces; a necklace (http://instagr.am/p/KlUxm/) and a ring (http://instagr.am/p/PlX6D/). I considered this to be fairly restrained as I was sorely tempted to buy the entire collection!
Continuing on from my Valentine’s Gift Guide for Her, here are my selections for the ultimate Valentine’s Gifts for Him. Not what you’d necessarily call romantic, but hey, when did boys desire romance anyway?! It’s my belief that men in general would be far happier with a non-romantic yet practical gift, such as an iPad, whisky or Senna on DVD. Which, by the way, I’ve watched and very much enjoyed. So don’t worry about choosing it as a possible gift for fear of being made to watch it, you don’t have to be an F1 fan to appreciate it.
Now as a married woman I know I’m not supposed to say this, but I simply cannot stand excessive soppiness on Valentine’s Day.
That doesn't mean I don’t want to celebrate being married to my lovely husband, but I don’t need to do that with choruses of overflowing love and devotion. It’s simply not me. So as I’m not very talented when it comes to slushy creative writing, I make it all about the gift. My most successful Valentine gift proved to be a new pair of football boots for my husband. Nothing romantic, but he was delighted nonetheless. But this year I’m totally and utterly stumped.
To that end and to help out others in the same predicament I’ve put together my selection of top gifts for both boys and girls. My first collection is for the girls, so if you struggle to say the right words, rest easy and let her new Anya Hindmarch bag do all the talking.