Tuesday, November 30, 2010

OK yes.
stuff and things.

scroll to the bottom of entry for competition

Once again you may purchase my beautific text based christmas cards from last year, i have plenty left, they are in packs of 8 on etsy but feel free to make a specific order of quantity and type and i will quote you happy.

I wanted to write a big ranty blog about how i hate christmas gift recommendation emails but i can't really be bothered. They annoy me in magazines and stuff too although they are usually a bit better. It's just ugh, you know, no, if i had someone in my life who wanted a digital camera or a newly released dvd, or an insulated jacket for christmas, i'm sure i would already be aware. Or for that matter a £500 teapot. no.

wait did i say i was not going to rant?

anyway my point was more that i am a big believer in supporting small businesses and charities and creatives with your christmas spends. (not just like me i mean). Rather than getting something mass produced that looks kind of unique and quirky but actually isn't.

So here are a few of my suggestions for christmas gifts that i think you should buy for other people.
for friend who enjoys hot drinks and is not a raging bull; fetching mug, helps MAG disarm unexploded ordinances. and is red.
for friend who is or is not able to speak, you can get a speach bubble felt broach by Ellie Cryer.

For any friends that like science, or have a sense of humour get Martyn Warren's new book about weird fish.
For friends who enjoy to have pretty things in front of their eyes. or who may have a passing interest in beautiful garments and where they come from, i recomend Amelia's compendium of fashion illustration. Because i am in it. obviously. but also. because you should get it. because horay for fashion illustration. And there is a pre-order offer.
for all of your friends and aquaintances you should also get a copy of Tokyo Godfathers, the greatest christmas movie ever made. It is cheap. I GUARANTEEEEEE it will give you oodles of christmas cheer.

other products are available.

actually, you know what? i'm going to have a little competition.

please post your alternative or just generally awesome christmas gift ideas bellow for a chance to win a pack of my 8 beautiful illustrated christmas cards.

you can also be entered by tweeting a link to this blog and making your gift suggestion,
use #robinsgiftcomp so i can find your entry

you have until the end of Sunday 5th December midnight GMT


  1. A hand-made book filled with drawings and chatroom quotes of you and your friend's conversations! (That's actually what I'll be giving one of my friends this year).

  2. Something I did for my grandma to give: http://alicesketchoff.blogspot.com/2010/12/hello-again.html
    And I'm currently in the process of dying yarn with Kool-Aid to knit a tea cosy for my mum- I've no idea how americans drink it- it smells so artificial and if it dyes yarn such vivid colours I'd hate to think what it does to your insides!

  3. a scrapbook filled with memories and also a bespoke wallplanner which i have designed and will get printed - personal things are always more cherished i think x

  4. May I suggest the calendar I made about being an immigrant in the UK?



  5. shameless-ly i am suggesting some handmade jewellery as a gift from my online shop http://buTTerfLypie.bigcartel.com/

    im also gona tweet bout it @cLare_beaR_

    thanx :)

  6. A custom made illustration containing things that person really loves!

    I think generally, any beautifully handmade jewelery/books/scarves are fantastic gifts! I've got all the ladies in my family lovely handmade slippers!

    Wonderful cards :)

    Abby x

  7. The Musuc Sleeping bag with arms and legs! It's a must for my cold cold cold cold study! I got mine in Smurf Blue yesterday. It's fab!


  8. I always love the somewhat cliche collage of photos.

    Last year I made Ned an advent calendar and behind every window was a picture of a famous boy he has a crush on. That was awesome. Think it would work well with memories from the year as well. But takes some early prep.