COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS – There’s always less time than you think!

Are you already noticing the C-word popping up everywhere? Whether it’s chat about your office Christmas party, arranging get togethers or the adverts and posters going up around town and in the shops.

As a gift-making business owner and a mum, this is the onset of my busiest time of the year and I like to embrace it in every way… However, it does mean that I have to get my house in order and be super-organised! You certainly won’t find me doing last minute shopping in December… that’s when I’m working around the clock in my Maidenhead workshop making gifts for my lovely customers!

What about you? Are you an organised early-shopper or do you make more of a last-minute dash? I’ve heard of some people having FINISHED their gift buying already!! 

When we countdown to Christmas we usually count down to the big day (which is 9 weeks off, by the way). But if you have little children, you’ll know that the excitement of Christmas starts WAY before that.

There are less than 6 weeks until we open the first doors on our Advent calendars and welcome the elf back to our shelf. Kids love counting down the days until 24th of December… although as parents it can be a (sometimes stressful) reminder of how much we still have left to do.

There’s Letters to Santa; tree decorating; gingerbread house making; food shopping; booze shopping; Santa visits/ breakfast with Santa / grotto visits; school plays; teachers gifts; Christmas Eve boxes; Christmas parties; Secret Santa; Elf on the Shelf ideas; New PJ’s/ Christmas jumpers; Gift wrapping and Sellotape searching; who is hosting dinner; whose turn it is to visit who…

I’d love to make it a bit easier on you this year by giving you a few creative and quirky ideas for gifts suitable for the whole family and all budgets. Our gifts are made with love at Hugo’s Workshop and built to last (let’s face it, we all need to help reduce our environmental impact).

So here are some of my top picks:

Santa Platter

Christmas Eve Santa Platters

Just £27

Christmas Eve is perhaps one of the most exciting nights for children. But we still need to get them to go to bed!

Make this stunning solid Oak Christmas Eve serving platter the start of a new family tradition in your home. 


Photo Frame

Single Engraved Photo Frame

From just £25

Our best-seller at Hugo’s Workshop, this wooden engraved frame can be inscribed with your personal message in a range of fonts and even your child’s handwriting for that extra thoughtful touch.


Medal Hangers

Personalised medal display boards

From just £45

As the year comes to a close, celebrate all your achievements with the medal hanger made from solid oak. Beautifully engraved with your name and inspirational quote of your choice.

Comes ready to hang on the wall with fixings attached to the back – one less job to do!


Engraved Coasters

Create Your Own Design Engraved Coasters

From just £6 - perfect stocking filler!

Make it a Christmas Cuppa to remember! Be as quirky or personal as you like!  Adding a name is totally free, or you can create your own design! Your children’s handwriting is also an option. 


Chopping board G&T

Personalised Gin & Tonic Chopping Board

From just £15

Everyone loves a tipple at Christmas, so we made this gift to give it a personal touch. This solid oak Gin and Tonic chopping board is perfect for slicing lemons and limes and preparing a stylish G&T at home.

Engrave your own message or get inspired by the gallery on our site.    


See all these, plus even more gift ideas on my website - SHOP CHRISTMAS COLLECTION!  

Pssst!! I’m already accepting orders for Christmas gifts, with my last date for guaranteed Christmas delivery being Thursday 12th December.

Rebecca x

Posted on October 21st 2019

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