I’ve been making my list and checking it twice, and here are a few curious gems I think we deserve to ask Santa for this Christmas… OK let’s do this!
Hanging Gardens tea towel (above), £24.32, inspired by the artist, Esther Sandler’s recent trip to Croatia which you can use in the kitchen or hang on the wall to remind you summer exists.
Fictional hotel movie notepads, £18. The Shining, Twin Peaks, Dirty Dancing, The Graduate – play guest at your favourite film’s hotel with this neatly packaged set.
Vintage-inspired wrapping paper, £3.95, which you can hang with one of these to make a cool picture like this.
Brighton Gin, from £30, distilled by the seaside.
London Uncovered: 60 Unusual Places to Explore, a compendium of London’s most curious places to explore, £30, to complete your coffee table collection and inspire you out of your Christmas slump for some new year urban discovery.
Vintage matches, £6.
Secret London: An Unusual Guide, £9.99,
Elf Juice, £14.85 for 6 cans, the perfect Christmas ale heavily spiced with ginger, nutmeg,
cinnamon and cloves.
The Adventurous Blends of William Whistle, from £3, brought to us by the
eccentric worldly adventurer. He does coffee too.