Great British gift ideas for everyone at John Lewis.
Great British gift ideas.
It’s ‘Queen Elizabeth II’ week here at Maflingo.
In the first installment of Queen-related posts to celebrate her official 90th birthday this weekend I reflected on my memories of the Queen and discussed the secrets of her long and healthy life (The Queen at 90: What’s her secret?)
In this installment I turn my attention to Great British gifts because I love shopping, I do!
I’ve been browsing through the Great British gifts featured on the John Lewis website to commemorate the occasion of HM The Queen’s 90th birthday.
Keep Calm! I do mean ‘Great’ British Gifts, not ‘naff’ ornaments!
Don’t worry, the John Lewis Great British Gift selection isn’t packed full of naff commemorative cups and plates that our parent’s and grandparent’s generation were obsessed with. I really don’t like any of those awful china souvenirs.
Those who know me well are already aware of my dislike of trinkets and naff ornaments. In fact, I kept my Facebook friends amused with snapshots of the hideous ornaments that filled the Welsh cottage we rented last Easter. The cottage itself was absolutely beautiful and we had a marvellous holiday but the creepy and questionable ornament collection kept us amused and horrified in equal measure.
This is what I am talking about:
Last but not least, our friends who shared the cottage with us sent this photograph after we set off on the journey home:
Not ‘Naff’:John Lewis’s Great British Gifts
Anyway, where was I? Oh yes, John Lewis Great British Gift Selection. Have no fear, you won’t see any ‘naff’ ornaments here! In fact, there are some fabulous gifts to suit the whole family in the John Lewis collection.
Here are some of my favourites:
1. Alice Tait Map of London Apron (£15)
This award-winning, fast-paced taxi game will take you on a journey through the streets of London in your very own cab. Visit some of the city’s most iconic locations, collecting fares whilst attempting to avoid the traffic lights. The aim of the game is to be the player who has earned the most cash at the end of the shift.
Make exploring one of the world’s greatest cities even more fun with a sightseeing scavenger hunt. As you make your way through 30 of the most popular destinations, scratch off the attraction on the map to reveal some fun facts and activities you can do.
See what I mean? Lots of lovely gifts for your friends, loved ones and you…‘Because you’re worth it’! Why not pop across to the John Lewis Great British Gifts page (here) and start shopping?
P.S. Don’t forget Father’s Day.
Father’s Day is fast approaching (19th June). If you haven’t bought your Father’s Day gifts yet, fear not because the lovely folks at John Lewis have done the hard work for you. They’ve compiled a great selection of Father’s Day gifts. There are gifts to suit every budget and enough choice to satisfy even the most ‘difficult to buy for’ dads.
Check out John Lewis Father’s Day Gift ideas HERE.
Over to you.
Have you got any naff ornament experiences to share? Do you like commemorative china cups (no judgement here!)? Have you sorted out your Father’s Day gifts yet? As always, I’d love to hear from you.
Don’t miss the final part of my ‘Queen Elizabeth II’ posts where I’ll be reviewing and giving away copies of ‘The Servant Queen and the King She serves.’
Published by the Bible Society, this tribute for her Majesty’s 90th Birthday addresses how the Queen’s Christian faith has guided and influenced her during her life and service to our country. Regardless of your religious views, it’s a fascinating read and packed with some fantastic photographs.
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