Ethical Gift Guide: Christmas 2016

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Being an ethical shopper is tough at Christmas time as it can be easy to get swept-up in buying mass-produced products in the rush to tick people off your Christmas gift list. At Decorator’s Notebook though, our values of design, quality and ethics stay firm all year round, so you know that every purchase helps talented artisans in developing countries build… 

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Free & Easy Foraged Christmas Decorations

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A new Christmas tradition has emerged in my home in recent years: the search for The Christmas Branch. Once carefully chosen and carried home the branch takes pride of place above the Christmas dinner table, decorated with foliage, tealight lanterns and mini mercury glass baubles which glisten in the candlelight. I love using natural foraged… 

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Ethical Christmas Gift Guide 2015

Decorator's Notebook Shop - top 10 Christmas gift ideas for men

GIFTS FOR HER Double Sided Picture Frames, £12.95 – £19.95 | Dipped Terracotta Jug, £16.95 | Fair trade Fox Necklace, £24.95 | Moroccan Leather Slippers, £23.95 Yellow Top Jute Bag, £39.95 | Vintage Sari Kantha Quilt, £165 Honeycomb Throw in Rose Pink, £58.95 | Glass Bead Necklace, £12.50 | Black Triangle Jute Bag, £42.95 |… 

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The Ultimate Ethical Gift Guide: 2014

Best ethical gifts for her

GORGEOUS ETHICAL GIFTS FOR HER 1 Ambre Botanicals raw plant bath oil, £18, The Future Kept | 2 Fair trade kantha quilt, £95 from a selection, Decorator’s Notebook 3 Aurealia deep plum bird dress, £113, Frank & Faith | 4 Sun Beam necklace, £48, People Tree *save 10% with code DECNOT10*| 5 Mohair snood, £49, Bibico… 

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Wait! 5 ways to decorate with fairy lights all year round

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As soon as the decorations come down on Twelfth Night it always seems to me that a previously homely house looks suddenly bare. It’s just too depressing! So whilst I don’t suggest we become strange Christmas people who never take down their tree and eat turkey 365 days of the year, I am going to… 

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Homemade Christmas wreath with a contemporary twist

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{© Decorator’s Notebook} I absolutely LOVE Christmas – not so much for the day itself but for those leading up to it. The little rituals mean so much to me: choosing the tree, making the cake, planning how I’ll decorate the table and waiting excitedly for everyone to arrive. And now this year I have… 

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Our gingerbread tags in Sunday Times Style!

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Hope you’ve enjoyed having a go at your own gingerbread tags and garlands… I’ve just got my hands on the page in Sunday Times Style where they were featured so thought I’d pop it up here so you can have a look! {© Sunday Times Style}