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This week's Conversation Series post detailed how much I adore Christmas. It also revealed that it never used to be this way - and that the festive season used to stress me out like you wouldn't believe (you can read the full post here).Part of that stress was due to Christmas shopping; not knowing what to get, going into stores without a game plan or budget, and having to end up stuck at the shops on Christmas Eve.

I'm going to go out on a limb here (a generalised limb) and say that dads are hard to buy for. I find Mother's Day so much easier when it comes to gift giving, but Father's Day tends to be tricky.Do not default to socks this year though; they are strictly off-limits. I think there are ways to keep the budget low, while still finding a rocking gift that your dad will love.

Trending Tea Towels - The Life CreativeSometimes it's the simple homewares that make the biggest impact - and I firmly believe that tea towels are the perfect example of this. Gone are the days of these pieces being mere kitchen essentials. Now, they're works of art in their own right!