Happy December everybody! Where has 2015 gone! Christmas is just around the corner *lets out an excited squeal*! If you’re anything like me, you’ll have been trawling the internet for fabulous finds to add to your Christmas cycling wishlist.
Whilst kit is always a welcome addition and I wouldn’t turn my nose up at a new bike either (nudge, nudge, just in case you’re reading this Mr OCG!), I’ve seen some gorgeous homeware items which I think would look very lovely in any cyclist’s home. Well, I’m certain I could find some space for them all in mine!
My Christmas Cycling Wish List: Homeware to let your friends know just how much you love life on two wheels.
Top of my finds is this beautiful Bike Rug from Ella Doran (1). Isn’t it fantastic! I wish I had a wonderful loft style apartment as this would look incredible. As I don’t, I’d be very happy to see this adorning the OCG HQ office floor! I love it! It’s priced at £495 and made from 100% New Zealand wool and styled with a very cool vintage looking bike. Check out Ella’s site for some lovely bike themed cushions too.
Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die: Biking Experts Share the World’s Greatest Destinations (Hardcover; 2012) £15.99 by Chris Santella (from all good book shops) (2) is the book my coffee table is crying out for. After my recent cycling adventures this looks like just the book I’d like to curl up and get list in. Cycling has grown so much in popularity as both a leisure and extreme exercise activity over the last couple of years; in this book, author Chris Santella covers trips for cyclists of every level. Fifty Places to Bike covers various locations including the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia, the Tour de Tuli through Botswana, and the urban jungle of New York City. With a healthy mix of international and national locations, the fifty chapters capture breathtaking cycling vistas brought to life with more than 40 stunning colour photographs. Sit back, put your feet and be inspired for your next amazing cycling trip! Santa, I’d really like to see this in my Christmas stocking please!
After a long day cycling what better way to relax than to climb into bed and rest your weary limbs wrapped in this lovely bed linen from cyclemiles.co.uk . This birds on bicycles duvet set (3) is sooo pretty. Stretch, relax, snuggle up and drift off dreaming of your next cycling adventure. Zzzzzz…. £35 currently on sale at £28.
Birds on a Bicycle Teapot £19.95 (4) This teapot from cyclemiles.co.uk is super cute and perfect for that much anticipated post ride cup of tea to accompany your favourite slice of cake. There are other items available to match too!
A piece of framed cycling themed artwork is always welcome at OCG HQ. Online independent retailer Small Pictures and Projects are newly launched and have some lovely prints and homeware pieces to add to your collection. This framed print ‘Worry Less, Cycle More’ (5), is very reasonably priced at £19.95 (frame size 28.5cm x 28.5cm x 1.5cm), or if you have something special in mind they also offer a rather brilliant custom made service. They’re so fab, my only wish is that they did them in larger sizes.
Which one is your favourite? What have I missed that you’re hoping Santa will be popping under the tree for you?