I’m making a list, I’m checking it twice …
Yes, I know Christmas is over, well not quite its not 12th night and I know some will be orgnised for next Christmas.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t still treat ourselves or our loved ones to something new. In fact, why not start 2020 by treating yourself.
I’ve put together five top gifts that will last you for longer than the festive season, all from local businesses in Staffordshire.
LEARN TO BAKE BREAD ON AN ARTISAN BREAD COURSE
For new bakers or those with a little more experience, for individual lessons or a group workshop that includes afternoon tea, Hunnypot Cottage Bakery has a course for you. Learn bread basics or get creative with artisan loaves and sweet croissants. Discover diet related options including gluten free. This is a wonderful baking course that gives you a skill for life.
MONTHLY BREAD SUBSCRIPTION BOXES
Do you love your bread, but not sure learning to bake is really your thing? This is perfect. Each month receive a delicious box of fresh baked breads – different each time – giving you the chance to experience a variety of tastes and flavours. Choose from a small (eg two loaves) or large (eg four loaves) box delivered directly to your door each month.
A NEW LOOK FOR THE NEW YEAR
Have you ever wondered which colours suit your natural skin tone, hair and eye colour best? Or just wished for some guidance on the best clothes to choose for your body shape? A session with your local House of Colour consultant is exactly what you need to start the new year. My own consultant, the fabulous Linda Clark, holds private consultations where you’ll learn everything you need to streamline your wardrobe and find your perfect look.
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR CAMERA
As the wonderful Joanne Cooper says, “I shoot people, I shoot products and I shoot events - from the ground and from the air.” Joanne is a professional photographer who, amongst her many services, offers a Camera Appreciation Gift Course. If you have a camera you wish you could do more with, now is a great time to start.
SPEND MORE TIMES WITH THE KIDS THIS WINTER
One of the things we always want to do in the new year is spend a little more time with the kids. With the winter weather looming, here’s a fabulous indoor activity you can enjoy with your children, courtesy of the talented Bryony from White Bryony Designs. Bryony brings us a new addition to her range, her party masks. Each one is made from fully recyclable materials and can be decorated in as much detail as you desire.
As we all start the new year making resolutions, add one of these to your list. After all, you deserve a treat for 2020.