It’s nearly - but not quite - too late to send off for strange and magical gifts from afar, but say the word and the elves of the internet will rummage through their toy trunks. All these quirky and original presents can still reach you in time for Christmas…
1. Treehouse T-shirt
This one is right up our trunk. We’re expecting to wake up on Christmas morning and find we’ve all bought each other one, just like Mumford and Sons and their mandolins.
Order: From Fab by 2pm on Thurs 20th Dec. (Beardy man not included.)
2. Miniature Marinated Figs
Made by The Bay Tree, simply soaked in molasses, white wine, rum, cinnamon, lemon and spices, these are great after dinner with ice cream or mascarpone and a coffee. The grown-up equivalent of giant fizzy cola bottles.
Order: from The Bay Tree by phone or online, Christmas delivery dates not specified. But you can also get them from Waitrose!
3. Foraging Tea Towel
We’re starting to think all human knowledge is out there on a tea towel somewhere. Keep this to hand, and you’ll never head out to pick wild garlic for pesto in July instead of April again.
Order: from To Dry For, usually despatched next working day (so order on Wed 19th)
4. Christmas Market earrings
Festive enough to add some cheesy sparkle, pretty enough to bring out year on year, these heart shaped enamel earrings beg to be worn on Christmas morning.
Order: From Tatty Devine by Thurs 20th Dec.
And finally…5. Canopy & Stars Gift Cards
We wanted to buy someone a sky full of stars, the smell of woodsmoke, and a game of candlelit scrabble, but couldn’t fit them all in the same envelope. This does the job! Extra Christmas spirit: Spend over £100, and we’ll say thanks with a £25 Canopy & Stars Gift Card for you to spend on yourself.
Order: from Canopy & Stars by 3pm on Thursday 20th with free postage or 3pm on Friday 21st Dec with emergency £10 Royal Mail Next Day Saturday Delivery charge
Good luck - and Happy Christmas!
Love from Tardy, the Canopy & Stars Christmas Elf xx