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a colour snob’s christmas wish list

A colour snob isn’t the easiest person to buy for, we LOVE colour, but we’re also VERY fussy…. So to help you buy for your nearest and dearest colour snob (or even if you just want to treat yo’ self!) I’ve put together a list of products that I have on my own (exceptionaly long) Christmas wish list…

MOST of the products shown below are by fellow indie biz owners, as it is SO important to support small businesses, especially at this time of year. You know the saying… “When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance”? Well that is geniunely true and if you don’t know about the Just a Card movement LOOK THEM UP NOW!

BLING

I’m a huuuuge jewellery fan. The bigger and bolder the better… (I own a lotta Tatty Devine…) I also love a pom pom so it’s pretty obvious that Fat Pom Poms is on my list… Jess makes the biggest, baddest pom pom earrings around; also on my list are these beautiful handpainted geometric necklaces by Sea Pink Studio, Faye Hall Design‘s embroidered curved pendants in swoonworthy colour combos and Stellen‘s sweetest hoop earrings with triangles made from broken bouncy castle offcuts (I KNOW how COOL?!) from fantastic sustainable brand wyattandjack.

COLOURFUL THREADS

If you follow me on instagram you’ll know that I’m pre-tty obsessed with Aesthetic Laundry and I already own this t-shirt, BUT it is perfect for the colour snob in your life who loves colour but doesn’t want to go full rainbow…  I also adore literally everything Yuk Fun makes, especially this cosy Fluffy Buddy sweatshirt (not least because it looks exactly like my old cat Loofah!)

My obsessiveness with colour coordination means I find actually find buying accessories quite difficult and often just go with black (yawn), despite my love of colour, but these GORGEOUS multi-coloured bobble hats in perfect colour combinations by GMMRS could definately convert me… (and they do matching scarves too!) Last but not least, I’ve been after a pair of Lucy & Yak dungarees for ages now… they come in a huuuuge range of delicious colours and their new range is made from organic cotton.

HANDMADE HOMEWARES

There is nothing like brightly coloured homewares to bring some sunshine into your house, especially on a dark December day… from This Way To The Circus’s fabulous handpainted plant pots, to Joanna Zengelis’s beautiful Medittereanean inspired screen printed lampshades to these amazing hand sculpted and painted clay figurines by Francesca Tiley and my limited edition geometric print cushions… all guaranteed to bring a sunny smile to your face 🙂

WALL CANDY

An empty wall is an unhappy wall… prints and wall hangings make such great gifts as you can ALWAYS find space for just one more! For admirers of typography check out Spoonful of Sugar’s mini prints of positivity and this fabulous Monogram sign by Fizz Goes Pop. For the adventurer and nature lover, I adore this simple coral print by Laura Rosendorfer and Hello Dodo’s Get Lost pennant (check out their brilliant punny clothing range too!)

STATIONERY P*RN

Ooooh who doesn’t love stationery…? I just LOVE the clever pen holder on this fab Messy bun notebook by Ark Colour Design; The Completist’s Daily Planner not only has a pretty cover but also has a day per page with sections for sketches, to do lists and priorities, The Happy Colour Shop’s 2019 wall planner comes in either Uncoated Matt or Dry Wipe! So handy…. and lastly Pantone postcards are a NO BRAINER for a colour snob!

BOOKYWOOKS

Lastly, here are some of the books on my wish list this year… much like with prints, cushions, and hawaiian shirts (that one may be just be me…) you can NEVER have too many books…

The long awaited paperback of The Secret Lives of Colour by Kassia St. Clair came out a few months ago and is a MUST for anyone who loves colour, I can’t wait to read it over Christmas! If you’re looking for a coffee table book then look no further than Encyclopedia of Rainbows: Our World Organized by Color, Artist Julie Seabrook Ream arranges ordinary objects (from cheese to matchbooks) into exceptionally pleasing rainbows; Spectrum is a LUSCIOUS book by Thames & Hudson about the colour palettes of wallpapers and fabrics since the 15th century, full to the brim of interior decorating ideas… and finally Joyful: The surprising power of ordinary things to create extraordinary happiness by TED star, blogger and designer Ingrid Fettell Lee, which is all about how changing your external environment can lead to inner joy, can you think of a better Christmas present than that??

I hope you’ve found some pressie buying inspiration from this list, if you’re anything like me you haven’t started shopping yet… if you want anymore ideas check out my Colour lovers Christmas wish list board on Pinterest!

I’d love to know what you have on your Christmas wish list this year…. let me know in the comments! 


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