Ideas for gifts that won't be forgetten Merla Speak
Don't know what to get someone for Christmas? Left their gift to the last minute? Then this Christmas guide is for you. Here is a list of sites and examples that have the best ideas for gifts this Christmas:
Design your own star necklace (notonthehighstreet.com) This may be at the top of your price range, but personally I think it's worth it. At £19.50 you get to decide the colour of the stars, the star initial, and the charm. There are so many combinations that make this gift so special. This gift is meant for a girl, so maybe buy this for a sister, friend or girlfriend.
Days out and events (lastminute.com) Now, days out are more for older people so maybe buy these for your parents. Some examples of what lastminute.com have to offer are Manchester United Football Stadium tour for two (£18), a fashion makeover and photoshoot for one with a %50 off voucher for prints and frames (£10) and a paintballing special offer (10 people for (£10).
This website is brilliant for many adventurous gifts, so if you know anyone who loves days out, food tasting or bunjee jumping, this is the website for you.
Scratch Off® 'Push Pin' World Map Bundle (notonthehighstreet.com) At £20.95, this map is relatively cheap for what it actually is. This map is a unique, slick looking gold wall map, and then you get to scrath off all the places you've visited to reveal a whole new world below, which features colour and geographical detail. This map also comes with string, push pins and arrow stickers. This is a great gift for anyone who loves travelling.
This is so easy to make. All you need to do is scroll down to the bottom of the page, and fill in whatever you want to write. At £11.77 this is a great way to show someone how much they mean to you.
Homemade chocolate truffles
Delicious Easy Truffle Recipe with outer Chocolate layer Makes 40-45 truffles. Ingredients For this easy truffle recipe you will need:
300 ml Double Cream (a.k.a. “heavy cream”)
300 g quality chocolate
Extra chocolate for coating (I used 100g each of white, milk and dark chocolate)
Various outer coatings. We used ground almonds, crushed up chocolate bars such as Flake and Crunchie (which is a honeycomb bar coated in dark chocolate), and cocoa powder. Other options include crushed pistachios or hazelnuts, lightly toasted dessicated coconut, chocolate sprinkles, or anything else that takes your fancy! I like to use dark chocolate for making the truffle ganache (I’ve tried both Green and Black’s 70% dark chocolate and Lindt with 70% cocoa), but use whatever sort of chocolate you like best. Just make sure you use good quality chocolate - the quality of your truffles depends on it!