Thursday, 16 November 2017

Geeky Christmas Gift Guide


Somehow we're halfway through November already, which means it's the perfect time to start thinking about Christmas gifts. I absolutely love shopping for my friends and family during the festive season, so I've teamed up with a few UK based shops to help make your shopping that little bit easier, and give you some discount codes as well. All the shops I have worked with on creating this gift guide are very affordable, so I really encourage you to take a look around their shops. 



Rosie Lea Tea

Oh how I adore this shop - Rosie Lea Tea is a small family business based in Broadstairs in Kent, and they specialise in high quality artisan loose leaf tea.  Rosie Lea creates hand blended, unique tea recipes that take inspiration from literary favourites, television shows and fandoms. I absolutely adore these because they make such lovely stocking fillers, and a truly lovely gift for someone who has a favourite author, book or fandom. My favourite item? Probably their fandom teas, the Dean inspired Supernatural tea is a green tea flavoured with cherries and rhubarb - lush! And if you are buying for a lover of classics, their Jane Austen Teas are the perfect gift! 






Jilly Jilly


Based in Dundee, Scotland, Jilly Jilly creates beautiful gifts designed with a smile in mind. Run by a team of two (and a quarter if you count their dog Daisy!) Jilly and David design and create lovely gifts that help you enjoy the little things in life. Everything in their shop is absolutely stunning, they create mugs, mirrors, earrings, notebooks, prints and so much more. I could lose myself in their shop for hours, everything is beautiful, feminine and just so, so cute. My favourite thing about Jilly Jilly is their attention to detail when it comes to their packaging, if you're looking to send a gift direct I thoroughly recommend this shop. Free UK Shipping on orders over £30.


Buy: Jilly Jilly on Etsy or Jilly Jilly Online Shop (Get a 15% discount with code TheBookLife when you shop direct on their website, not valid on Etsy.) 




Tiny Zen Co

Based in Woodbridge, Suffolk, Tiny Zen Co creates funny and inspiring gifts, art and home decor. If you want to give a gift with a personal touch, Tiny Zen is the shop for you. Cat lover? Book lover? Daydreamer? No problem. I absolutely adore their bookish gifts, and their "Just One More Chapter" is my absolute favourite. The beauty of this shop is that their designs can be purchased on mugs, tote bags and cushions. If you also speak fluent sarcasm, and need some time to introvert, you'll adore this shop. 

Buy: TinyZenDesign on Etsy Use code BOOKLIFE10 for a 10% discount!




Literary Emporium

Literary Emporium is one of those shops you could lose yourself in for hours, they create book inspired gifts, jewellery, stationary and apparel. Combining a love of literature with and a fondness for handmade crafts, Literary Emporium is like a treasure cove for all things bookish. My favourite things about this shop are the huge range, the quality and the affordability. This is the perfect shop if you're looking for some little gifts or stocking fillers. 

Buy: Literary Emporium on Etsy - Use discount code "BOOKLIFE15" to get 15% off all orders until December 31st 2017. 




DreamscapeInk 

A small family run business, based in a market town in the gateway of Wales, DreamscapeInk specialises in creating quirky unique gifts that are affordable without compromising on quality. Whether you're looking for little stocking fillers, Secret Santa gifts, or a gift to make someone smile, DreamscapeInk have an amazing range of products. Their coasters are adorable, so colourful and fun, and at £3.50 each they are such a bargain. My personal favourite? This Grim Teacup Set. I can't even explain how much I adore this! 
(Please note - the Grim teacup set is decorative use only).

Buy: Dreamscape Ink on Etsy. Use the code BOOKLIFE for 10% off. There's also currently a sale going on in their Etsy shop! 

I hope you guys enjoyed this gift guide, let me know what your favourite items are in the comments!