Another reader request! This time, Vikki has asked me to hunt down an stylish jewellery tree that she can give to her best mate for Christmas. And looking around, it seems everyone has moved on from jewellery boxes (and piles of knotted chains in a drawer – or is that just me?!), as classy trees are everywhere right now. My absolute favourite is this gorgeous white metal number (above) from www.culturevulturedirect.co.uk, £24.99.…

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Healthy snacks. In my view, those words don’t go together very well. That’s cos when I think of a snack, I want cake and biscuits. Yum. However, I do accept that attitude won’t help me achieve anything other than a bigger dress size. So, I was very happy to discover a snack that tastes naughty but is actually good for you. Choccy Munchy Seeds are a mixture of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds…

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On a recent trip to the seaside town of Southwold (cute beach huts, brilliant restaurants and the best bakery I’ve ever been to), I visited a local craft show. There, I met Becky Lim, a textile designer and illustrator who was selling gorgeous handmade wooden pendants, decorated with her own bird and tree designs (see below). Now, just in time for Christmas, she’s branched out, and has launched a range of four…

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Do your bit for the planet and treat yourself to a new washbag from this gorgeous range made out of recycled Japanese kimonos. Available in Muji stores and online (www.muji.co.uk), it costs from £2.95 for a bookmark to £9.95 for a large zip-top bag. Each one is unique, and they’re so light, they’d make for brilliantly post-able Christmas presents.

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Want an unusual gift for a new baby? Or decorating a nursery and want something that’s not predictable pastel pink/blue? I’ve fallen in love with these quirky prints by French illustrator Nathalie Choux. They’re just £5.95 each from www.amazon.co.uk or www.easyart.com. There are several friendly-looking animals to choose from, including a giraffe, elephant, hippo, zebra, lion, frog and donkey. Frame one as a present – at 30 x 40cm, they fit perfectly…

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