Are you an early shopper or do you sit and wonder what to buy until the last minute? I used to be a really early shopper but this year I have completely gone to pot. I am especially struggling with the adults in my life because lets face it kids tell you what they want don’t they! I am here to help though! I have a selection of gifts below for the men and women in your life. Keep a look out this week too as I will have all the best kids ideas too. All items in this gift-guide were gifted in exchange for exclusion in this gift guide but they are all things i would buy for my relatives.
Let’s Face it most adults like clothes as we spend our entire time spending our money on other people! Mainline Menswear is a leading Menswear retailer, stocking over 100 designer brands and 10,000 products. There is literally something for everyone. I popped over to the website and picked his favourite lounge shorts from Polo Ralph, they came packaged in a reusable bag too for free so ideal for gifting.
Buy a Gift Voucher-
I always struggles for couples when buying items because I always think its nice to buy a joint gift and experiences together are so much more fun for the people who seem to have everything. Buy a Gift have so many items for everyone even children! You can buy a voucher for everything and anything inlcuding spa days, track days, meals out and even tank driving. Matt and I have decided to treat ourselves with a spa for 2 at any Bannatynes spa which we are very excited about attending! just need to get around to booking it.
Ion 8 Leak Proof water bottle-
Do you know that one person who goes to the gym or needs to drink more water or even just likes a funky water bottle? well then the Ion8 Leak Proof water bottle is for them, we have used Ion 8 bottles for years and they are the only bottles that don’t leak everywhere. I have my bottle to try and encourage me to drink more during the day as they are really big and perfect for on the go as they have a handle too. They come in lovely colours and are either frosted or clear. I choose the 18oz which is 500ml in Rose and I love it.
This gift is universal- made for both a whizz in the kitchen but also the novice because everyone needs a sharp knife! The Anysharp Pro is the world’s best knife sharpener. It turns blunt knives to like new, super sharp, slicing machines. Simply put the device onto any solid work top and pull the level so it’s suction sticks it firm. Grab a knife and gently pull it through the blades 2-3 times and within seconds and you’ll have sharp knives once again.The Anysharp Pro is used by many celebrity and professional chefs and is a staple in many homes. The Anysharp Pro is that great it has a ten year warranty and available in a range of stunning colours so suit every style. The Anysharp Pro costs from £16.59 from Amazon
Tisserand National Geographic Sets-
We all know someone who needs to relax and unwind and these sets are perfect you just need to decide what the person you are buying for would like the most and here’s how-
For the beach lover: Paradise- Take them on a journey to the beaches of Rio or remind them of the sands of Sharm El-Sheikh with the Paradise blend. Egypt’s intoxicating jasmine combines with sunny mandarin from Brazil and grapefruit from the USA, creating a scent that will take them back to balmy evenings on the beach in a tropical escape.
For the super skier: Explore- Help them to whisk themselves away from city life and up, up and away with the Explore blend – a fresh, clean scent that uses the UK’s revitalising peppermint, energising cardamom from Sri Lanka and green petitgrain from Paraguay to refresh and restore. Perfect for those with a sense of adventure, the therapeutic aroma is reminiscent of piercing cool mountain air and fresh pines, bringing clarity of mind no matter where they are.
For the sanctuary seeker: Retreat- If they’re more likely to be found doing downward dog in tranquil surroundings than jetting off on a city break, they’ll love Retreat; this calming blend is a cocktail of sweet neroli from Tunisia, soothing frankincense from Oman and grounding, smoky vetiver all the way from Madagascar. Think spa-like vibes and an aroma that will help them drift off into a sense of deep, contented calm.
Inspire them with a stocking filler such as a Shower Wash (£9, 100ml), Bath Oil (£12, 100ml), Diffuser Oil (£10, 9ml), Roller Ball (£9, 10ml), or Mood Mist (£9, 50ml), or satisfy their passion for packing up and getting away with a Travel Kit, in the blend of your choice, composed of Bath Oil (9ml), Mood Mist (9ml), Roller Ball (10ml) and a reusable vegan cosmetic bag (£20). Can’t decide which blend they’d like best? Try all three with the Wellbeing Escape Roller Ball Collection (£22). Available now at Boots and Tisserand.com
Baylis & Harding
I love anything bubbly as I love having baths and I know many of my relatives do too. Baylis & Harding have such an amazing range this christmas that its difficult to choose just the one item. The smells are divine and all come in such beautiful packaging too. Midnight Plum & Wild Blackberry festive hand wash-£2.00 from leading supermarkets and Boots. Fuzzy Duck Whiskey Bath Bubbles-£8.00 from Sainsbury’s and Asda. Fuzzy Duck Sloe Gin Cocktail Candle-£15.00 from Next and Amazon. Beauticology Rudolph Festive Treats for Feet Set-£8.00 from Amazon. Beauticology Unicorn Rainbow Fizzers-£15.00 from Asda and Morrisons. Fuzzy Duck Cotswold Collection Luxury Wrapped Soap Set-£6.00 from Debenhams. Fuzzy Duck Men’s Pink Pepper & Oud Wash Bag-£21.24 from Amazon. Fuzzy Duck Winter Wonderland Festive Bath Bubbles Bauble-£6.00 from Boots.Sweet Mandarin & Grapefruit Luxury Home Gift Set-£15.00 from Debenhams.
If you like the personal touch then this is the store for you- I love anything personalised I always think that it makes it so much more special. Vanilla Reindeer are the Uk’s newest personalised gifting company- All you need to do is Upload an image, grab a design, choose a gift and surprise the recipient! perfect eh! I love everything on here and we decided to get Matt an Advent calendar off the girls with a picture and personalisation and we love it.
Tomatin Scottish Whisky-
My Dad is a whisky lover (we all know one dont we!!) he loves a single malt and this year he will be recieving the award winning Tomatin Scottish Whisky When Tomatin was established in 1987 because of the isolated setting there wasnt a local workforce therefore the company began construction especially to accommodate them. Since then the distillery is the heart of the community, producing whiskys from 12 years old to 36 years in casks and is delicately crafted for the perfect taste.