This year has been a tough one and I honestly think Christmas will be the first thing I have got excited about since March! I’m just hoping everything is able to go on as “normal” despite the pandemic.
I always struggle for what the buy people. The kids are easy! I can sort the ideas for them easily as they know what they want but adults are a whole other issue. This year I’m here to help if your struggling. Items have been sent to me for inclusion in this gift guide but they have been carefully selected and they are only what I would buy myself.
First up we have Chocolate- you can’t go wrong with chocolate. There aren’t many people who don’t like it and these Guylian chocolates are divine!
Guylian was created in 1967 with their signature delicious praline recipe and delicate shapes to create the seashells that are so famous today.
As well as quality, sustainability is a priority for Guylian, which is why the brand has removed palm oil from all chocolate recipes, replacing it with shea butter and sunflower oil, resulting in a smoother texture and even better tasting chocolates, which also contain less saturated fat and sugar.
These makes the perfect gift for any relative as they are so universal! Men or women, old and young.Guylian’s Belgian chocolates are available at all major supermarkets, selected independent stores nationwide and online via www.guylian.com.
Willies Cocao –
I always had to Include Willies because of my surname! Willies Cocoa comes in many forms from your simple milk and white bars to your truffle sets. Willies make some of the best chocolate in the world from single estate cacao beans and totally natural ingredients – the chocolate is made from bean to bar taking around 3 weeks versus industrial chocolate that is made in a few hours… So you get incredible pure flavours from our chocolate quite unlike normal chocolate!
The white chocolate is perfect for people looking for low sugar chocolate- it has the same amount of sugar as the 70% dark chocolate making it super low sugar! Perfect for little ones too! You can buy Willies Cocao Sets from http://www.williescacao.com/ there’s so much choice from bars to gifts and even cooking Chocolate! This is amazing for your Christmas deserts too! There is currently an offer to spend over £30 and get free delivery too and if you sign up to the newsletter you can get 10% off.
Experiences and Self Care-
Next up we have the Buyagift Smartbox. At a great price of £49.99 you can choose from 2760 experiences. From thrilling ziplining adventures, supercar driving and paintballing to relaxing spa days, Champagne afternoon teas and stadium tours, there’s something to suit every body in the family!
The great thing about this gift is that it is Nationwide and can be for one or two people dependable on the experience you choose. The perfect gift for loved ones that you want to make a feel a bit special.
Beautifully presented in a wrappable box with “Happy Christmas” written on the front. The voucher lasts for 24 months so they have plenty of time to use it even with the current Covid 19 restrictions. You can purchase the vouchers from https://www.buyagift.co.uk. At the moment if you sign up to their newsletter you can get £10 off too!
Space masks –
Now I have been an advocate for space masks for years- I love them. Space masks are a single use mask that heats up over your eyes to ease you into a calm relaxation or sleep. Space masks come in different scents jasmine, Camomile and Rose.
From the moment you open the box and read how to use the mask you will be temptingly invited on a journey of relaxation. There are detailed instructions on the box and the pouches. The pouches have a best before date. We doubt it will come to that. Inside the pouch you will find the Spacemask. Now just place the Spacemask over your eyes and the loops over your ears. Recline and enjoy.
The clever heating process works by a thin layer of iron filings entwining with the oxygen molecules in the air. It is totally safe. The ever so relaxing jasmine is in a low concentration. So you can enjoy its fragrance without irritating the skin.
You can buy space masks from https://www.spacemasks.com/ and at the moment if you buy 5 boxes you get one free!
Gifts for Kitchen Lovers
We all have that one friend or family member who loves cooking don’t we? Well this is a lovely gift just for them!
Spice Pots are a premium Indian Spice blend company based in East Lothian and the spices are 100% natural, gluten free, vegan friendly, contain no salt, no sugar and no nuts. So healthy too!
The Festive Food Survival Kit contains 3 Savoury Spices, 1 Sweet Spice and an 8 recipe booklet with recipes for nibbles, mains, leftovers and desserts for the Christmas period!
These are great for anyone who likes cooking or to get a youngster Into cooking! The simple and effective pots ensure minimum effort with amazing taste. It’s even great to treat yourself for the famous Boxing Day Turkey Curry!
You can purchase Spice Pots from https://www.spicepots.com which retail at £14.95. Again if you sign up to the newsletter at the moment it’s 10% off and free shipping over £12. They even do top up spices to go into your pots!
For hair care we have a great range from 31st State. They do everything for men’s beauty- Hair stuff. Body stuff. Face stuff. All inspired by California and the guys there who make it look easy.
A West Coast brand that believes that fake ingredients are kind of like insecurity. You can see it – and smell it – a mile away. 31st State smells great and is perfect for the man in your life or the brother who has everything!!
You can buy the items from https://31st-state.com/ there’s a great range from gift sets to single products. Perfect for gifts or stocking fillers. You can also currently get 10% off when signing up to the newsletter.
Bluebeards Revenge- The ultimate sea salt spray.
Established in 2010, The Bluebeards Revenge is a men’s grooming brand based in the South West of England. From its coastal roots, it has amassed a global appeal thanks to its light-hearted approach to serious skin, beard and hair care.
The Bluebeards Revenge Sea Salt Spray has been specially formulated with sea salt minerals to give guys textured, surf-worthy hair. This vegan friendly styling spray guarantees a natural look with defining hold, volume and wave. It features the brand’s Classic scent, for a unique fragrance that’s reminiscent of classic British barbershops.
The sea salt spray retails at £9.99 and you can buy it from https://www.bluebeards-revenge.co.uk/product/the-bluebeards-revenge-sea-salt-spray-200ml/
For the Home-
Yankee Candle® are my absolute favourite they smell divine and at Christmas they get even better! The scents are like Christmas in a jar!
The new scents are available from October, Yankee Candle® have be launched five festive fragrances. From trees glistening with early-morning snow, to kitchens filled with aromas of scrumptious, freshly baked treats, each new fragrance is inspired by favourite festive moments, evoking feelings of warmth and comfort with family and friends:
- Holiday Hearth
- Singing Carols
- Christmas Morning Punch
- Vanilla French Toast
- Surprise Snowfall
For those looking for something extra special this season, a new unique fragrance is available exclusively in the new Yankee Candle® Gift Sets.
You can purchase Yankee Candles® from https://www.yankeecandle.co.uk/ and stores across the nation. On the website there is currently 10% off when you sign up to the newsletter.
Silk’n, the Global Leader In Professional Aesthetic Devices For Home Use, have a Black Friday offer at Boots that you don’t want to miss out on. The Silk’n FaceTite will be £99 instead of £179! Silk’n FaceTite reduces the appearance of fine-lines and wrinkles, whilst rejuvenating sun kissed skin. Using a combination of Bi-Polar RF energy, Red LED light and IR Heat Energy it revitalises collagen and elastin fibres in the skin.
ZeroWater’s 12-cup water filter jug is the first in its class to benefit from a sealed lid and reservoir which allows filtered water to be poured while water which hasn’t yet been filtered remains in the reservoir. This adds a further 2 cups of capacity to the 10 cups of filtered water in the jug. It also features a one-handed, pull and pour button spout for easy pouring from the fridge or for filling bottles.Unlike other leading water filter jugs, ZeroWater benefits from a patented, 5-stage Ion Exchange Filtration system which removes virtually all dissolved solids from your water. This provides great tasting water without the dissolved solids which may include Minerals, Salts, Metals, Chemicals and Runoff..Moreover, it reduces 99% of all Fluoride and other inorganics, such as Nitrates, from your water.You can purchase Zero water from here
Hopefully this has given you some inspiration for the special people in your life. Let me know if you have any other great ideas in the comments.