It's time for our 9th Christmas wish! Don't you find that most years December gets so busy and long because we simply have so much to do, whether it's planning for Christmas parties and hosting, decorating our homes, shopping for gifts and taking the children to lots of Christmas parties (or if you're childless going to lots of parties!)? I also have the added bonus of a December birthday at home - and so have lots of you! - as my daughter was born between Christmas and New Year's which all adds up to a fun and magical but oh-so busy month!
So the idea with this wish is for a gift that keeps on giving - not just on the 25th, but every single month of the year, just when you need a treat! Monthly subscriptions make the best Christmas gifts ever. I'm sharing with you some of the most loved subscriptions and also my own favourites, so you won't be short of ideas!
Warning - this will cause stationary lovers and addicts to keep smiling once they receive their packages once a month. If you know one of those people, you must get them this gift subscription!
The one and only subscription service for stationary and cards that gives you options to chose what you'll get: each month there's 26 different designs to choose 2 cards from in addition to five gorgeous surprise items from a different theme every month. Subscription starts at £13.99/month. Check out their Gift subscription here and Rebecca's Instagram here.
For the baker in your life, this is such a great idea! Amanda packs up their best recipes and delivers to you monthly so you can bake them at home. Genius idea! You can get started here and check out their Instagram here.
LUCKY DIP CLUB
I have recently found out about Lucky Dip Club and I so badly want to sign up for their subscription! At the end of the month the lucky subscribers get an exciting mix of goodies that can't be purchased anywhere else and are completely exclusive to Lucky Dip Club. That could include handmade jewellery, homewares, stationary and craft kits, plus it includes their in-house magazine Girl Power. Price starts at £18, it sells really fast though, and as they've sold out for Christmas you may have to treat someone to a New Year's gift as the next box goes for sale on the 1st of each month! You can find them here and check their Instagram here.
BLOOM & WILD
I could not leave a flower subscription out of this incredible list! For your lover, friend, mum - who wouldn't love a fresh bouquet of flowers every month?! Each bouquet is designed by their florist and will make a varied and beautiful gift for them to enjoy for weeks to come. Starting at £50 for 3 months, you can check them out here and on Instagram here.
THE CAKE TASTING CLUB
If your thing is eating cake without having to bake it, then this is the one! Vikki and Dom are the talented ladies behind it and they share their loveliness via their cake boxes every month. Starting at only £8, have a look at their delicious options here. And check out their Instagram here.