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As we can see, the festive season is upon us. We see it via the way of 3 for 2 offers on all seasonal veg which by Boxing Day will have a less than desirable effect on our digestive transit. We see it in the Christmas cards we get from colleagues with the price label half ripped off but we can still see it cost 65p!
Alas the festive season will keep protruding through endless Santa’s grottos, tacky gift wrap and a noticeable decline to our bank balance. In no way is Madmsl a festive grinch but I may have seen one too many Holy families encrusted with glitter!
So what do we get the buzzards then…. i.e. family, friends and the dog.
Since late November I think I may have compiled 5 Christmas lists. Each total more frightful than the next (I won’t share my budget hehe.) So what do you get? Staying within your budget, avoiding tacky gift wrap and keeping effortlessly chic whilst doing it. Let’s compile list number 6 shall we? You know how I like my lists.
0-10- An item of clothing or their favourite toy
11-16-New Fifa 11 game, A DVD perhaps
17-25- Pair of Vans, new Diesel fragrance set
26- 40- Their signature fragrance, Aramis or Dior Homme
40+ Aspinal of London wallet (Ebay outlet), Engraved Parker Pen, MP3 player with 10 classical tracks already uploaded, perhaps a special Christmas greeting.
0-10 years- Cupcake selection, A trip to Claire’s for ‘jewels’ and Lipsmacker lip balm, their favourite toy, or peter pan collar dress.
11-16- Makeup pallet, lip gloss selection, Harajuku Lovers fragrance
17-25- A nice watch, Lacoste Joy of Pink giftset, a vintage Vogue issue.
26-40- Their signature fragrance, YSL’s Cinema or Thierry Mugler’s Angel
40+ A leather 2011 diary, Pair of snuggly slippers, Silk scarf
Dog- A comfy new bed and chew toy
Cat- something that jingles or a scratching post, save the sofa
Bird-New cage with perch(es)
Hamster or furry rodent- a running ball (escaping has never been this much fun, just don’t leave the front door open)
Rabbit- selection of the finest seasonal veg
Any other ideas, what will you grab this xmas?