I’ve recently completed one of my favourite jobs ever – compiling this year’s Christmas Gift Guide for Glamour magazine (the UK edition). Visiting all the Christmas preview press shows, making a virtual wishlist of what to include, and gathering together over 1,000 amazing gift ideas before making the final edit… it’s been FUN. The results of all this hard work (well, someone has to do it…) are in this month’s issue of…

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Giving a gift with someone’s initial on always seems that little bit more personal, and over the years, I’ve given many a letter mug to friends (often packaged with a fancy box of tea or coffee) as a thank you or birthday present. Thing is, these mugs usually cost around a tenner each. So when I saw these fab alphabet mugs from Matalan for, wait for it, just £2 each, I got…

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Christmas is over (sob!) and it’s minging outside, so to cheer yourself up, why not treat yourself to a nice hot mug of tea? And what better to serve it in than one of these gorgeous china mugs from Magpie at www.cubicuk.com? There’s one for every letter of the alphabet, each illustrated with quirky pictures in the mid-century modern style. They cost £7.50 each and come in a lovely gift box (bottom).…

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