As we approach the holiday season it becomes apparent that I’m not as organised as many other folk.  I like to buy things specifically for the recipient but several of my friends and relative buy in a bulk lot of bits and bobs throughout the year and decide who’s having what later.  I do know someone who has a special giftware book which she carried in her bag at all times.  She notes down very carefully what she’s bought each person to ensure she doesn’t repeat too soon after.  It does rather take away the fun of buying ad hoc presents However, it also gives a feeling of calm clarity at a time when there’s so much other stuff having to be done.  Homewares can be a an excellent choice for giftware, especially in the winter period.  who ever has enough christmas themed party plates for those fab mince pies!