With Christmas just a few weeks away I have been busy shopping for the perfect gifts for all the family. And whilst I always have countless ideas for what to buy others, I always struggle to know what to ask for myself. This year I have compiled a selection of the most amazing Christmas gifts and there really is something to suit everyone
As a dog lover I adore this Royal Worcester Wrendale Pug Love Mug and Coaster set. The fine bone china set features the most irresistibly cute pug in a beautiful design and totally lives up to the quality and craftsmanship that Portemeirion Group is known for. I think for a dog lover this gift is both practical and thoughtful and at £15.50 is a little more luxurious than your average mug.
You can’t beat a unicorn based gift and for me, this gorgeous sweater from Not for Ponies is a gorgeous gift. In charcoal grey with featuring a unicorn with a psychedelic/aztec pattern bow, the sweatshirt is a gorgeous fit, lovely and soft and most of all really unique. I’ve been wearing mine for the last few weeks and can’t recommend it enough! RRP £28.
What better way to celebrate over the Christmas period than with a nice glass of wine and I have the perfect recommendation!
Apothic dark is a bold new red blend with dark fruit flavours of blueberry and blackberry, with opulent notes of coffee and chocolate. It is the ultimate blend for those looking to embrace their dark side, the perfect accompaniment for richer foods or when celebrating over the Christmas period. RRP £10.
Barefoot wine also introduced Bubbly Pinot Grigio, a light bodied wine with flavours of zesty citrus and orange blossom aromas. It’s definitely the perfect wine for Christmas parties and at £8.50 is so affordable.
You can’t go wrong with chocolate when it comes to women and Guylian Sea Shells are my absolute favourite chocolates of all time! These Belgian praline chocolates literally melt in your mouth and in dark and milk chocolate they the perfect treat. Guylian also do a variety of truffles, chocolate assortments, bars and coated fruits, and each are equally delicious! I so hope to find some of these in my stocking! Guylian’s Sea Shells are made using only the finest, hand selected Mediterranean hazelnuts, which are roasted and caramelised to perfection before being blended with premium Belgian chocolate. A 375g box starts at £6.75.
I absolutely love this electric blanket from coolstuff.com which is perfect for snuggling up in this winter! With 9 temperature settings and a gradual heating control, you can even have the blanket on low temperature mode for over night use! I love that it comes with a remote control with digital display and the blanket itself is lovely and thick. Even better, you can disconnect the cord to wash as normal! I would so like to see this under the tree this year! RRP £40.99.
Nadur is a recently launched natural skincare brand whose products are formulated with ethically sourced ingredients and are both vegan and gluten free. Genie is the most amazing oil based cleanser which is water-soluble and gently lifts dirt and make up with out stripping or disturbing the skin’s natural protective barrier. With a non-greasy formula it also moisturises and hydrates the skin. RRP £26.
I love this range from YogaBellies, especially this beautiful Peace Love Yoga mat .Dragons Den winners, YogaBellies created the original, intention infused, eco-friendly yoga mat, acclaimed by celebrities and throughout the media. In vivid, non-fade colours and stunning designs, the mats have a unique suede feel top layer, provide the correct amount of cushion to support female joints, are portable, practical and machine washable!
Not only do they have a lifetime guarantee but for every yoga mat sold YogaBellies gives $1 to Women’s Aid, supporting women globally. RRP £79.00.
Also available is the YogaBellies YogiSac which combines both style and function in a soft yet robust construction. Wipe clean and machine washable with a beautiful internal lining to match their yoga mats, the bag is eco safe, recyclable, long lasting and has 7 internal and external pockets. Priced at £35.00 this is the perfect gift for all yoga fans.
Everyone deserves to be spoilt from time to time and what better way than with Champagne? Beau Joie Brut is a zero-dosage Champagne produced by Bertrand Senecourt and boasts dry and sweet flavours, balanced by a crisp, clean taste with a zingy finish.
A blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, the Champagne is innovatively packaged in a recycled-copper casing which keeps the bottle colder for longer. The Beau Joie Brut Champagne’s lack of sugar means that it pairs beautifully with all sorts of foods, including savoury courses and desserts.
Presented in a stylish and elegant gift box this really is a luxury gift which I would love to find under the tree this Christmas. RRP £99.95
You can’t go wrong with a Nivea gift set and this Nivea glowing skin gift set has everything you need to inject a little life into dull skin. Containing shower cream, body lotion and lip balm, this set is everything we have come to expect from Nivea and all at the bargain price of just £8.50
Simply Soaps have some lovely stocking fillers this Christmas including natural and organic soaps and bath salts. Many of their soaps are designed to help with health issues such as psoriasis or eczema, making them a really lovely but helpful gift. I love this rose petal and geranium soap, it has really helped with Harry’s skin and we have seen a real improvement since using it. Prices start at just £2.79.
For those who like to travel light, this ingenious Evo wallet phone case is the gift for you! Not only does the stylish looking case protect your phone from up to 10ft, drop after drop, but it also has two card slots concealed in the Evo Wallet’s folio cover so that your cards are kept secure and easily accessible. I think this is such a great idea, especially on a night out when you don’t want to take out a purse, and I love how safe, not only my phone feels, but my credit cards too. RRP £39.95.
There are some amazing flamingo themed gifts available this year and this mug from Prezzy box is my absolute favourite. I think it would make the perfect stocking filler or something different for a Secret Santa, and at £7.99 it won’t break the bank.
Also from Prezzy box are these Luxury Bath Melts and let me tell you, they smell amazing! Decorated to look like yummy cupcakes, presented in a pretty pink egg box, they are all enriched with cocoa butter to super soft skin and a luxuriously indulgent bath. This luxury collection contains Lavender & Patchouli, Summer Evening, Hyacinth, Peony, Lemon & May Chang and Rose Geranium and are currently on offer at £9.99.
I love this Let it snow gift tray from Bradfords Bakers which contains all sorts of Christmas treats. It includes a 200ml Bottle of Prosecco, Christmas Mincemeat Pies, Fudge Bites, Individual Christmas Pudding, a Felt Snowman Bag containing a Bag of Jelly beans and a Milk Chocolate Santa Lollipop. Everything arrives gift wrapped in a festive Christmas Tray for just £23.90.
For top to toe treats, look no further than 7th Heaven and their gorgeous selection of Face masks. With mud masks, exfoliating masks, self heating, peeling and clay infused masks, there is something for every skin type. I love this gorgeous gift tin, available from Argos at just £9.99.
Another gorgeous gift is from The Green People and this Forest & Fruit gift set. This uplifting, botanical shower gel and body lotion gift has a mood boosting, citrus aroma and intensely hydrates the skin to leave it soft, smooth and supple. Infused with essential oils these products contain only organic, natural ingredients and a donation from the sale of each Modern Botanicals gift goes to Plantlife, a British conservation charity that works to save threatened wild flowers, plants and fungi. RRP £22.95.
As a stationery addict I love this notebook from MissPrint. In a Little Trees eggshell blue design, all of their prints were originally drawn by hand and developed in their own studio. the notebooks are carefully wrapped with durable FSC or PEFC wallpaper off-cuts, so you can be sure of perfect coordination with your home! The high quality notepaper inside is also FSC certified, and has thread-sewn signatures for durability. Each notebook features an integrated ribbon book mark and matt black end papers. RRP £20.
A gift you can’t go wrong with is flowers and this White Christmas bouquet from Beards & Daisies is stunning Winner of the Best Buy Award, this bouquet has the wow factor filled with stunning avalanche roses and blue eryngium, it’s both large and impressive and embodies winter.
This hand hand tied bouquet will make a truly special Christmas gift for a friend or family member or treat yourself and use the arrangement to decorate your home over the festive period. Including an A6 ‘A Little Note to Say’ greeting card with a handwritten message, they would make the perfect present for someone you love. Priced at £34.99.
And lastly is this Charles Conrad Rose Gold Mesh Watch which is absolutely beautiful! With a 19cm long Milanese strap, white analogue display with rose gold details, 40mm rose gold stainless steel head casing, 30m water resistance and a deployment clasp, this watch pretty much has it all.
All Charles Conrad watches come with a 2 year warranty which speaks volumes about their confidence in their watches, and all are presented in an elegant leather gift box. RRP £199.99
I am giving one lucky reader the chance to win a Charles Conran Rose Gold Mesh Watch just in time for Christmas simply by entering via the link below. The competition will close on Sunday 10th December and the winner will be notified via email. Good luck!
**This gift guide contains press samples. All words and opinions at my own.**