Monday, 9 December 2013

Christmas Gift Guide Part 4 - Vintage Gift Ideas for Under £20

I’m going to take a slightly different take on the whole Christmas gift selection this week and instead of highlighting a particular type of gift, I’m talking budget. For starters, let’s sit on the fence and go slap bang in the middle money-wise - yes, it’s gift ideas for under £20. You might have already stocked up on most of the presents for the vintage-lover in your life, but if you’re on the lookout for something extra that’s not only pretty, but also pretty fairly priced, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve had a look at what’s on offer from some of my favourite online retailers right now and here’s what I’ve come up with…

Firstly, I need to ring the emergency-very-short-notice-voucher-code-klaxon, so get ready…are you ready? Good. Here goes…this rather amazing Coast discount voucher is going to save you a whopping 25% on your order, but it’s only valid for TODAY ONLY. That’s TODAY 9th DECEMBER 2013, in case you were wondering. Right now, that’s out of the way, let’s concentrate on the goods. For under our crucial £20 budget, I’ve found the gorgeous Belinda Comb for (£13.50 with discount), this Abigail Pearl Bracelet (£13.50 with discount) and the Burlington Leaf Earrings (£15 with discount).


You can breathe a sigh of relief now, because this particular deal is valid until the end of the year, so there’s more than enough time to sort all of your Christmas present requirements as well as claim an extra few quid off. One of my all-time favourite shops, Oliver Bonas, stocks many a beautiful thing, and with this Oliver Bonas voucher code you can get an additional 10% off the lovely bits and bobs – a Set of 3 Floral Hooks (£14.40 with discount), a Lois Bangle (£16.20 with discount) and this Blue Jewelled Photo Frame (£14.40 with discount).

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Joules are increasing in popularity, but they will always be one of my go-to sites for quirky, unusual items and I hope they continue to be so well into the future. Not only can you get your hands on excellent clothing for all members of the family, but they go that extra mile when it comes to accessories too. This Women’s Feather Brooch in Dark Violet comes in at £19.95, this Navy Floral Quilted Makeup Bag is £19.95 and this Set of 4 Egg Cups is just £14.95. And don’t forget to take advantage of one of these Joules coupon codes to save a bit more on your order.

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Come back next week and I might have sourced some even cheaper vintage-inspired items, just for you. Well, for whoever you’re going to give your presents to, but you know what I mean…

Monday, 2 December 2013

Christmas Gift Guide Part 3 - Vintage Jewellery

Welcome, welcome and many happy returns for the season! I’m allowed to say that because it’s now December. So what vintage-inspired pressies have I got for you today? The answer is there in the title of course – jewellery. So feast your eyes on all the pretty things and maybe you’ll pick up a few ideas on what to buy the jewellery lover in your life. Or you could just go straight ahead and order dome stuff for yourself…

John Greed is an, um, interesting name for a jewellery retailer, but don’t let that put you off. Especially when you can get this White Gold Plated Crystal Blue Butterfly Necklace for £32.95, or this White Gold Plated Pave Quick Step Bracelet for the same price. And for an added incentive (not that you need any), this John Greed Jewellery voucher code gets you an additional 15% off your purchases.

Don’t dismiss some of the big high street names in your quest for vintage-inspired sparkly things – there’s often an excellent deal to be had with some of the more well-known retailers. Take this H.Samuel shopping voucher for example – it saves you up to 50% off gift sets including this Limit Vintage Ladies’ Gift Set, reduced from £27.99 to £24.99.

And they’re becoming a bit of a regular feature on this blog, especially in the lead up to Christmas but there’s a very good reason for that – they’re one of my favourite vintage and vintage-inspired suppliers and they’re well worth looking up. And if that’s not good enough reason for you, I don’t know what is. Yes, I’m talking about Rock My Vintage and they’re fabulous 8% off discount code. This week, continuing with the jewellery theme, you can purchase this Statement Pearl Necklace for £50 to help someone make a, well, statement. Or these Art Deco Feather Earrings for £28, for no other reason than they’re beautiful and excellent value.

Statement Pearl NecklaceArt Deco Feather Earrings

So ta-ra for now vintage lovelies and lovers. More gift ideas next week, I promise…