Wanstead Gift List 2011: The nominations are…

Here are the nominations for the Wanstead Gift List 2011 – Wansteadium’s hunt for good presents to buy when in Wanstead. The final top 10 will be published on Friday, just in time for a bit of shopping. But lots of shopkeepers will thank you if you don’t feel the need to wait until then.

The nominations are:

Hot water bottle with knitted cover from Orange Tree

Fancy hand cream from Wanstead Pharmacy

Turkish Delight gift box in The Larder (about £5)

Fred Perry jackets – Santa Fe

Festive tattoo from Viper Studio [really?]

Vouchers for Angel’s Hair and Nails £20 (“Yes I know it’s brand new but they are REALLY good and very friendly”)

Chocolate and toffee treats from Thornton’s at the Art Shop

From Barnados – 4 good quality children’s books for grandchildren

Pick Up Sticks – from Orange Tree

A photo frame for my friend’s birthday (“she has a new grandchild”) from the Art Shop

Pretty jewellery/trinket boxes – The Art Shop

Vintage scarves – Coco

A ‘Picasso clock’ from Images in Frames

A ‘Tin For Bits That Don’t Go Anywhere’ from several shops, including Nicole’s

Fashion scarf & earrings (both new) from BHF

Mini suitcase to put dolls clothes in from Nicole’s

A Cath Kidston button box from Orange Tree

Mis-matched china cups & saucers (they come as candles but the china is sound) – Orange Tree

Assorted traditional toys and games including jumping beans, old maid, jacks, train whistles for stocking fillers – Art Shop

Any number of good, new – or really old – books from Oxfam

Membership of the Drummond lawn tennis club (“including not only heavily subsidised ewcoaching from a wonderful coach but the fitness and social aspect as well. Also seeing all those people you see up and down the high street day in day out”.) About £100

A bottle of fine wine from the Larder

Amber necklace from Keatings

Bikes for the children from Bike Trax

Squeaky toys for the dog from Heads n Tails

Jewellery “10-30 quid” in The Orange Tree

Cath Kidston Christmassy print Oyster card holders £5 , and tea towels £11

Vintage style Christmas decorations £3-5 The Orange Tree