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Last Minute Gift Guide for Hard to Buy For Buddies *

It’s got to that time of year when the panic sets in and you’ve just remembered that one friend that you’ve forgotten to grab a gift to. You know the friend, the one who has everything already and is going to be a total nightmare to grab something quick for. Well, I’ve had a few pretty decent ideas, if I may say so myself, and I’m going to share them with you…

The Essex Cookbook

If your friend is an avid cook then The Essex Cook Book is a really fun, quirky idea. Contrary to popular beliefs, the Essex lot are pretty good cooks and have been harvesting fish and crustaceans from its ever-changing coastline for centuries now and independent foodie businesses are responsible for serving them up in the most delicious ways possible! The book is filled with amazing recipes, not just seafood, but plenty of meaty goodness too and I can’t wait to start trying some in the new year from my copy as I need to up my cooking game! It’s also available on Prime so you can order it pronto.

Gig/ Theatre Tickets

I love buying tickets for people who you love to spend time with, as it’s another way to book them in to do something you both enjoy. For Mike, I always get him some form of gig ticket or theatre tickets for his Birthday or Christmas. There are so many amazing shows and bands playing all year round that you will have so many to choose from that you’re bound to find something you both love!

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The Unexpected Truth About Animals

If your friend is one of those that loves to throw out facts all the time, a lot like I do when there’s a silence when out with a group of friends then The Unexpected Truth About Animals would be such a fun read for them! In this menagerie of the misunderstood, zoologist Lucy Cooke explores centuries of animals myths, revealing the fascinating and often hilarious truths behind some of the strangest animal theories. The lovely team behind the book matched me to The Stork and I so agreee with it’s definition!

An Experience

For me, buying experiences is something I do most years for my parents and for Mike too. I just think, when buying for people that have everything they want, buying them something to do can be far easier! A personal favourite mine was The View from the Shard with dinner as we spent such a lovely day out! /p>

But if you do struggle trying to find the perfect one there’s always the option of getting them a gift card to pick their own perfect experience.

Hotel Stay

 If you’re really fond of them then maybe a cheeky trip to a not so far away town with a hotel stay could be great fun. There’s always so much to explore a lot closer than you think and for a lot cheaper than you think too! Short Breaks at Red Letter Days have so many ideas of places to go and chill, explore or eat until your little heart is content, or the Britannia Hotel chain do some really fun stays such as the West Midland Safari Park that I can highly recommend!

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