Yay, it’s another Hello Pretty Wednesday on I Want That. Seriously, there is EVERYTHING you could possibly want and need on this amazing local site, and today my sights are set on cool Christmas goodies for decorating, gifting and jollying about with. What I really love is how diverse and broad the choice is and how un-run-of-the-mill their carefully edited selection of lovelies is. If you’re tired of more-of-the-same when it comes to Christmas decor and accessories and want pieces with personality, quirk and a dash of cool, then you need to hop on your virtual sleigh and head over to Hello Pretty pronto. I did a bit of virtual shopping and these are the things that really appeal to me.
And if you’re reading this, oh jolly bearded one responsible for present giving, I promise that I’ve been nice, not naughty. And did I mention you look fabulous in red?
Talk about being on message. I love the old school feel of this bunting by Sew & Such for R180.
When a tea towel meets a festive winter jumper I’m sold. This red design from Handmade By Me is sure to make you feel jolly and is Bridget Jones / Mark Darcy approved. R260.
Let Dasher do the work of holding the fort(ified) wine (or any other plonk of preference) at the dinner table. He’s from Teserakt For R210.
Imagine the delight on your children’s faces when they see their presents spilling out of this bull denim santa sack. It’s from Glitter Bug SA and is R300.
Run, run as fast as you can to get hold of a crochet gingerbread man brooch by Stichery. Have one for each guest at their place setting as a take-away gift or stick one on a gift wrapped present instead of a bow. R80 each.
If you love stationery and making your pressies look extra fabulous, then you must have these gift stickers from Teelee – A Bits & Bobs Brand Store. R50 for a set of ten (there are also other designs available).
Here’s an idea: write down your Christmas menu, season’s greetings or draw a big red nose on this charming reindeer chalk board from Papermoon Collective. It’s R100.
Keep the party fuss free by using disposable place mats from Tickled Blue. One set has 40 throw-away pages so you don’t have to worry about aunty Sharon sloshing her gluhwein all over the show. R220.
The world of crochet is getting cooler by the second and Christmas or no Christmas, I’m definitely nabbing my kids a set of these whimsical Crochet & Cork Christmas Trees from the Lovilee store. While they’ll look so sweet on the dinner table, kids will also love using them for imaginative play or just to leave on display. Makes for a great cheap and cheerful gift for the host as well. R65 for a set of three.
My little tyke is just about to move on from the onesie phase but I might still try to squeeze him into this fabulous Hipster Reindeer onesie in glittery mint by Work Of Heart. Don’t you love! R160.
These Christmas Critters cards by Mermaids & Monsters are just the ticket to send your season’s greetings. They’re R100 for a set of five.
Use these reindeer vinyl stickers from the Lovilee store on glass, plastic, porcelain or paper to jazz up your festivities this season. R30 for a set of two.
Let your little tyke channel his inner Saint Nick in this hipster-approved crochet Beardo hat by Jikel for R160.
Altogether now… Awwwwwww! Your pooch or feline will look ho-ho-ho so cute in one of these darling Santa hats by Hevo Handmade. It’s R80.