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Gift Guide – My Top Sellers

Instead of me telling you what I think are my best products for Christmas gifts, let’s see what everyone has been buying.

Busy Bee Organiser, Meal Planner and Shopping List Notepads
I feel like every order this Winter has included one of the above, and sometimes all three! These are great gifts for just about anyone. They’re also great to get yourself organised for Christmas or the New Year and at £5 each they’re perfect for Secret Santa too.
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Little Ghost and Happy Banana Brooches
You have no idea how delighted I am that these are selling like crazy. Maybe I need to design more things that I just think are hilarious. They’re only £4 each so perfect stocking fillers.
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5 A Day Tote Bag (and Seasonal Food Magnets)
These fruit and veg characters have been instantly popular (and again, were designed for my own amusement). The tote bag is great for grocery shopping to avoid those carrier bag charges! Magnets have been so popular I’m all sold out, but the postcards are just as handy, and bigger too.
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Cookie Cute Polymer Stamp and Sad Cookie Wooden Brooch
My cookies are always popular at Christmas and both the happy and sad versions have been getting lots of love. Crafty types can use the stamps for tags and cards, and my sad bitten cookie makes a cute Christmas accessory.
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5 year diaries

5 Year Diary
This is my third year of selling 5 Year Diaries and they’re still proving popular. I’m still managing to keep mine up to date and it’s so interesting seeing what I was doing the past two years – sometimes exactly the same thing! Don’t forget they’re only on sale for a short time and pre-orders end tomorrow! There’s still an ex-display copy going cheap too.
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Christmas Delivery Reminder!
If you’re in the USA or Western Europe (excluding France) you can still just squeeze in if you order before Thursday. UK folks – you have until the 19th, but don’t leave it until the last minute as I am running short of quite a few things.


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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