Limewood robins and David Bowie on your tree: what to buy this week

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A handcarved robin and hanging decorations – including a Ziggy – plus wrapping paper, sweets and pjs… some of the things we love this week

Two ornamental robins carved from limewood and painted




Bird ornaments: made by Mikael Nilsson.

Limewood robins and David Bowie on your tree: what to buy this week

A handcarved robin and hanging decorations – including a Ziggy – plus wrapping paper, sweets and pjs… some of the things we love this week

Rocking robins

The nation’s favourite bird, handcarved from limewood using an axe and knife by Mikael Nilsson, each with its own personality. No worms required. Wooden robins £85 each, twentytwentyone.com

The life aquatic

Whale tree decoration


Whale tree decorations

Celebrate the season with a cetacean. Whale tree decoration £15, poshtottydesigns.com

Tres jolie

Djeco is a classy French crafts company for children. Check out its products to entertain the kids over the holidays and hang these beauties on your tree. Paper decorations £5, crafts4kids.co.uk

Cuddle up

A child in pyjamas cuddling a teddy and scrunching up her face


Cosy pyjamas

These soft and cuddly organic pyjamas won’t only keep your child cosy this Christmas. They also raise money for the single-parent family charity Gingerbread. Tootsa x Noodoll Gingerbread pyjamas £29, tootsa.com

What the papers say

British Fashion Council and SHOWstudio have collaborated with Covent Garden market to make your wrapping paper very chic. Choose from limited edition patterns created by fashion designers, including Holly Fulton, Fyodor Golan and Marques’ Almeida. Designer wrapping paper From £4, noelpopup.com

magic touch

Alexander Girard was a master of postwar American design. His ornaments work on a fir, but could decorate your home all year round. Girard Ornaments £15 each, selfridges.com

Ziggy Christmas

Ziggy Stardust Christmas Decoration


Ziggy Stardust Christmas Decoration

If you’re not into the idea of angels and Santa Claus hanging off your Christmas tree, then why not go for another type of otherwordly being and decorate with David Bowie? Ziggy Stardust decoration £16, shop.nationaltheatre.org.uk

Stocking/tummy filler

A strippy Merry's paper bag with sweets around the edge


Festive feast bag

What’s Christmas without a raging sugar high? Merry’s Sweet Shop’s Festive Feast Bag should do the trick. Festive Feast Bag £5.95, polarpost.co.uk


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