Five gift ideas

There aren’t any practical coaching tips this week.

Instead I’m hoping to make your life a little easier by suggesting some gifts that have been big hits with my friends and family.

And let’s face it, who has time to learn new skills at this time of year?

Many of my friends will recognise this colander from Rowan and Wren. I gifted it so much that I bought one for myself. I love that I can load it up with fresh picked cherry tomatoes, wash them and store them all in the same vessel.

Image Description: A hand holding a small stoneware colander with blackberries in it.
Image Credit: https://www.rowenandwren.co.uk/collections/kitchen/products/handmade-stoneware-berry-colander

For quirky gifts you can’t go past Rocket St George. One of my besties loves leopard print and she tells me it makes her smile every time she uses the  oven glove I got her as a housewarming gift. Make sure to look at the Christmas decorations too. 

Image Description: A leopard print double oven glove
Image Credit: https://www.rockettstgeorge.co.uk/products/leopard-print-double-oven-glove?_pos=2&_psq=leo&_ss=e&_v=1.0

My husband got me into building Lego sets and I’m obsessed. It’s one of the most mindful, relaxing things I can do. This old school typewriter was my reward for finishing the Think Like A Coach manuscript and it sits in my office. 

Image Description: A model of an old fashioned typewriter made from Lego.
Image Credit: https://www.lego.com/en-gb/product/typewriter-21327

I picked up a copy of the Simple Things magazine one day when I was going through redundancy. It made me pause, slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Reading it is like a hug. 

Image Description: A grid showing three internal magazine pages and the cover from the Simple Things.
Image Credit: https://offer.thesimplethings.com/giftwrap

Kubb is a fun outdoor game that will get everyone out of your way while you’re cooking dinner. I played with family aged 6-45 and it was awesome fun. You just need a flattish surface. 

Image Description: A Kubb set which is made up of different wooden blocks.
Image Credit: https://www.amazon.co.uk/ApudArmis-Viking-Chess-Outdoor-Carrying/dp/B07ZFT4VBS/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=kubb+game&qid=1699888095&sr=8-5

Top Tip

Have you tried ChatGPT yet? 

A friend told me she plugs in details about the recipient eg Help me pick a gift for my 16 year old niece that loves horses and reading

And voila! 

It gives you a whole list of ideas 

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