The annual vintage and antique gift guide

By Rosanna Holmes,
16th November 2012 - 16:27
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A rootle around a vintage market is all it takes to find an original Christmas present 

Charming tins are easily found at vintage markets and fairs and make an unusual and pretty stocking filler. Line the tin with colourful tissue paper and fill with sweets. 

Don't leave your faithful family friend off your gift list. A gorgeous vintage dish such as this makes an ideal dog bowl. Pop in some of your pet's favourite biscuits to make it a real canine Christmas treat.

A beautifully engraved match case is perfect for those discerning souls who would love to introduce an air of elegance into lighting the fire.

 Cotton hankies are charmingly old-fashioned and make lovely gifts. Often found alongside equally pretty vintage scarves, they're reasonably priced and can be gift-wrapped in a box. 


For lots more inspiring ideas, see our new vintage and antique gift guide in the December issue of Homes & Antiques - and it's our best yet!



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