I kept to a gold theme, the paper, bows and tags all came from the 99p shop but don't look cheap at all.
I also 'prettied up' the little bags containing gift certificates with gold bows.
I added a bow to the handle and a sprig of fresh holly that was growing outside. This presentation was very much admired.
There's always a cat trying to get in on the act !
I had some beautiful Christmas roses bought for me, enough for two vases, aren't they lovely ?
I added some Holly and Ivy to make them more Christmassy
As you can see, I was watching 'Call the Midwife'
Here is a double DVD of 'Peaky Blinders' - another present.
I absolutely loved this series, a little dark, and yes brutal in parts, but it fascinated me because it is set in old Birmingham, my home town before I moved to Shropshire. To hear place names, shops and workplaces mentioned makes if more personal. Also I like the 'proper' old Birmingham accent, it's gutsy and authentic - not at all like the dreadful accent that is portrayed now as 'Brummie', which is painful and embarrassing to listen too. Anyway, looking forward to start watching that tonight.