Christmas Gift Guide 2018

Christmas is not long away so that means lots of people are turning their thoughts towards Christmas gifts. If you’re super organised, you may have already started, or even finished your Christmas shopping, but if you’re like me and haven’t started yet then have a look at this gift guide for some Christmas gift inspiration.

Cienna Rose Nail Lacquer

This new, fun and colourful nail brand has a range of lacquers for every occasion containing Lemongrass Oil, Pro Vitamin B5, Vitamin E and a 12-free formula (vegan friendly too). Inspired by all things floral, Cienna Rose is a 12 Free Formula Nail Lacquer. Cienna Rose provides innovative, high quality and playful colour options with a nail care twist. The Pro Vitamin B5, Vitamin E and infusion of Lemongrass help to nourish and enhance your nail experience.

The two colours pictured below are perfect for a Christmas night out. The bottle on the left is called Goal Digger and the one on the right is called Showtime. These nail lacquers are long lasting, high shine and have a chip resistant formula with gel like finish. Prices start from just £9. For more information click here to visit the Cienna Rose website.

Ted Baker Women’s Jewellery Box

Another gift for the women in your life is this elegant Ted Baker jewellery box from Hurn & Hurn. This hand lacquered pink gloss jewellery box is sure to stand out on your dressing table. Inside you’ll find a soft grey suedette lining, plus this jewellery box features soft close hinges and a rose gold bow with branded ‘T’. Featuring a spacious interior, you’ll be able to store your beloved jewellery safely. Also available in black, and white.

Dear & Owl Forest Scene Glass Dome

Another item from Hurn & Hurn is this Dear & Owl Forest Scene Glass Dome which is priced at £23. This enchanting and unusual illuminated Deer & Owl Forest Scene Glass Dome Bell Jar will make a lovely sparkly addition to anytime or table and would be ideal for Christmas. The charming decorative glass dome features 10 warm white LED fairy lights and a friendly 3D brown deer & owl in a white forest scene. It is battery operated, so there is no need to find an electric socket. There’s an on/off switch underneath and it comes in a gift box.

Dora Designs Sugar Bear The Schnauzer Doorstop £24.00

This adorable doorstop available online from Hayes Garden World is just £24, and is sure to delight its recipient. The Dora Designs Sugar Bear The Schnauzer Doorstop is a sitting dog made from a soft boucle fabric in light & dark grey with embroidered detail & a collar. The doorstop is filled with sand to give it a good weight.

His face is exceptionally cute looking, and he’s very well made. In addition he’s super soft to touch.

Bloom & Glow Radiance Restoring Face Oil

Approved by Good Housekeeping Institute in 2018, this face oil is brought to you by Angela Langford. Whilst working in Gibraltar, Angela was made redundant. With time on her hands Angela decided to make her own skincare. What was originally just a hobby to supply some creams and oils to herself and her immediate family, it quickly escalated to friends and friends or friends – to a point where the original Angela Langford brand was born.

As word got out, more and more people plugged in to Angela’s ethos and, five years on from launching, Angela now helps hundreds of women with their skincare choices, many of which are looking for a natural alternative to the mega brands that they may have used in the past.

Angela says… “Perfect for sensitive, easily inflamed or generally out of kilter. This is your recipe gorgeous, glowing, radiant skin.”

Chia seed & sea buckthorn are blended together to deliver high levels of essential fatty acids, vitamins & antioxidants – it improves skin’s elasticity, calms inflammation & restores radiance. Bloom & Glow costs just £20.50, and is available online here.

Gillette Limited Edition Mach 3

For the men in your life, we have a brand new limited edition Mach3 gift set (RRP £17.99 ) in both Chrome and Black (exclusive to Boots) which includes additional cartridges, a shave gel and, for the first time, a stand for the razor – making it an ideal gift for Christmas!

Gillette has introduced the stand to Mach3 series as a recent survey from Gillette shows 96% of consumers would rather display their razors on the stand, as to avoid it interacting with other bathroom surfaces. Available online from Boots.

 

Mini Prosecco and Candle Pamper Pack

I love this mini pamper pack available online from Apple Yard Flowers for £38.99. It comes in a handy metal tray and inside you’ll find 20cl personalised prosecco, personalised votive candle and some white chocolate prosecco truffles. The candle burns for 15 hours and the great thing about this gift is that you can personalise the prosecco bottle and candle with the recipients name and a message on the candle.

Curaprox Oral Health and Tooth Whitening

Curaprox is pleased to announce the launch of its new range, Be You, six all in one whitening toothpastes, that whitens teeth, protects against decay and provides lasting fresh breath.

Containing a new and exclusive key ingredient, Glucose Oxidase, it innovatively converts to Hydrogen Peroxide when it comes into contact with the air, to deliver effective teeth whitening without wearing any enamel away ensuring teeth are healthy and naturally white.

Helping to protect against tooth sensitivity, the Be You range supports the flow of saliva, prevents the appearance of aphthae, minimises plaque and caresses the gums. Available in six sophisticated colours and flavours to suit your mood, choose from:

Rising Star – Grapefruit & Bergamot

Pure Happiness – Peach & Apricot

Candy Lover – Watermelon

Challenger – Gin Tonic & Persimmon

Daydreamer – Blackberry & Liquorice

Explorer – Apple & Aloe

Available online here.

Spice Pioneer Subscription Meal Kits

This gift is perfect for foodies. Each month through your letter box you receive a pack containing the finest spices and more with easy to follow instructions, and a shopping list * (*Each kit contains all the spices you need and includes a shopping list to show what other ingredients like meat or fish that you need). There’s even a music playlist to enable you to make authentic dishes from around the world and create an evening to remember. Flavours include Spanish paella, Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Pineapple rice and lots more!

The Spice Pioneer meal kits are ideal for those who love to cook and try new flavours and cuisines. Each month The Spice Pioneer visits a new region or country and brings back a new recipe for members to try – each using the world-class spices. With gift packages starting from £27 for a three-month subscription, The Spice Pioneer boxes can be ordered online to any UK address, making it effortless to send gifts to long distance friends and family. Or why not treat yourself and enjoy a culinary journey with your friends and family.

Botonique 

This is the perfect gift for someone like me who rarely drinks alcohol. This inspiring alcohol-free brand called Botonique is a unique British-made natural, dry, sparkling non-alcoholic drink alternative for lovers of wine and other sophisticated forms of alcohol.

In addition, it contains the beneficial elements of Prelixir®, a unique blend of vitamins, minerals and amino acids which alcohol is known to deplete. This unique element means that Botonique is able to provide anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, alkalising, detoxifying and hydrating benefits.

The drink is available in both original and blush. With just a touch of pear juice this crisp & refreshing, deliciously dry drink would make the perfect Christmas day accompaniment. For more information visit the website here.

Lazy Dogz Slippers £28.00

I absolutely adore a good, comfortable pair of slippers and these Lazy Dog Women’s Missy Navy Dachshund design mule slippers are exactly that. The design of the Dachshund dog on each slipper is brilliant. With the head on one foot and the body on the other, these slippers are certainly unique, and are perfect for dog lovers.

Not only are they stylish, but they’re comfortable too, plus they have a memory foam footbed which ensures your feet are nice and cosy, in addition to the faux fur lining. For more information and to see the other designs available, click here to visit the Lazy Dogz website.

dotty about paper stationery

For the stationery lovers, I highly recommend that you visit dotty about paper. Their range of stationery includes journals, notebooks, desk planners, invitations and more. I was sent a selection of items pictured below: Pack of two A5 exercise books £6, Pinking Out Loud Chunky A5 Notebook £12.50, Time to Shine Glitter Gold Journal £20.00. My favourite item is the Pinking Out Loud Chunky A5 Notebook. I love how chunky it is with 192 sheets of paper, plus the cute spotty dots create a fun and lively vibe on the bright pink linen cover of this notebook. The luxuriously soft cover looks and feels amazing, while also providing strong protection for your writing.

WATCHU GPS Smart Watch for Kids

If you’re a parent and are looking for a safe device that you can use to contact your children on, the I highly recommend the WATCHU GPS Smart Watch. You can read my full review here and find out more information on their website online. Parents can download the accompanying app to their mobile device and can then add up to 16 phone contacts. Your child can call these contacts straight from their watch. As each contact has to be added via the app, parents can rest assured that their child can only call the people you allow them to. In addition to making phone calls, the WATCHU GPS Smart Watch allows parents to track their child’s location and of course, children can also use it as a watch.

ProCook Children’s Mugs

Another gift for children that I think will make great stocking fillers are these super cute Jungle and Woodland themed mugs. Made from new bone china, there are 8 fantastic designs to choose from: safari, jungle (pictured), woodland (pictured), monsters, space, cars and cupcakes. The entire range is dishwasher and microwave safe, plus they come with a 1-year guarantee. These super cute ProCook mugs are available online here.

Super U Eco Friendly Coconut Bowl and Spoon

Available online here, Super U is a brand committed to sustainability and caring for the environment from which they’re sourcing their natural ingredients. This is reflected in their range of eco-friendly coconut bowls. They’re handcrafted from real coconut shells that would otherwise be discarded as waste. They’re simply sanded down and polished with natural coconut oil to create a smooth and soft finish. They’re 100% natural, reusable and easy to clean.

The Coconut Spoons are handcrafted from the palm wood of the Coconut Tree. Each Coconut Palm Tree lasts for over 50 years before they stop producing coconuts. At which point they’re chopped down and replaced to start the coconut cycle all over again. Super U then use the unwanted palm wood to create their Coconut Spoon, which is cut, sanded and polished with natural coconut oil for a smooth finish.

Tiny Penguin Necklace £77

This adorable Tiny Penguin Necklace is so dainty and most definitely perfectly formed. Available online on the Jane Reinhardt website, this sweet little penguin piece just can’t wait to be worn. Handmade in their Worthing workshop, it can be ordered in either sterling silver, 24ct gold plated silver or 18ct rose gold-plate. This tiny penguin measures 9mm tall and 7mm wide. This necklace can be worn at 16 or 18 inches (41 or 46cm).

Forget Me Not Teardrop Pendant £19.99

FIND ME A GIFT have really surpassed all expectations with this beautiful Forget Me Not Teardrop Pendant which has real forget me not flowers inside. The flowers are grown especially for this range of jewellery and picked at just the right time, to ensure each and every bloom is captured in its full beauty. The flowers are artfully arranged by hand, and preserved in clear resin. The pendant is made from 925 sterling silver, and measures just 2 cm in length, allowing the dainty charm of the flowers to really shine. A delicate adjustable 18 inch silver chain is included.

Forget-Me-Nots are a flower loaded with symbolism and history, and are commonly used to symbolise anything from remembrance to everlasting love. This elegant necklace would make a thoughtful parting gift, a sweet and romantic token of devotion, or an unusual gift for any special occasion you’d love to remember forever, from birthdays to bridesmaid thank you presents.

Personalised Rose Gold Glass Trinket Box £24.99

Also from FIND ME A GIFT, this exquisite trinket box can be personalised with up to 30 characters making it truly unique to the recipient. It’s made of glass which is really unique and eye catching, plus it allows you to see all your pretty treasures stored away inside of sight. The bottom of the box is a mirror, reflecting your jewellery back up at you and adding to the general air of sparkle that this very special ornament possesses.

You can choose from two different styles of personalisation (plain white etch or rose gold) and then add the thoughtful message of your choice. This is something truly special and thoughtful that you can give to someone that you want to feel really cared for. A truly unique, one-of-a-kind piece, you’ll love the way that jewellery looks when it’s stored away inside this beautiful box.

 

Bomb Cosmetics Gift Pack £10.99

Another FIND ME A GIFT delight is this Bomb Cosmetics Gift pack that’s been wrapped in a vintage themed floral paper, topped with velvet ribbon. It’s a chic pamper gift for her. Each handmade Bath Blaster, Buttercup, Creamer and soap is packed full of natural ingredients and essential oils to moisturise your skin and fill your senses!

  • Vintage Rosehip Bath Blaster: With conditioning rosehip, geranium and patchouli essential oils. Topped off with a dried rose bud!
  • Rosebud Buttercup: Made with natural cocoa and Shea butters with calming and relaxing lavender and geranium essential oils
  • Rose Bath Creamer: A mix of Shea and cocoa butters with a light floral fragrance and hand rolled with Morrocan rose petals
  • Velvet Underground Bath Blaster: This bath bomb is ‘iced’ with pure Shea and cocoa butter piping to moisturise. Includes soothing jasmine and lavender essential oils
  • Bejewelled Handmade Soap: With Gold of Pleasure (Camelina) oil to delight the senses and soften the skin, lavender and camomile oils

After a stressful day there is nothing like treating yourself to a luxurious bath. Help someone unwind and feel perfectly delicious with Find Me A Gift’s Bomb Cosmetics gift pack range!

Olverum Bath Oil

Olverum bath oil is a unique and highly concentrated, therapeutic bath oil which contains 10 pure essential oils, carefully blended to work synergistically. Olverum is an effective way to naturally relieve stress and help you achieve a great nights sleep.

It’s also a great way to ease aching and sore muscles, plus it’s the perfect soothing antidote to a cold or flu. It smells absolutely amazing too!

125ml bottle (enough for 25 baths) RRP £32.00

250ml bottle (enough for 50 baths) RRP £58.00

Available online here.

Box of Favours

Box Of Favours is a gift box full of favour cards with a tongue in cheek contract to sign. The concept is simple. You give someone special a Box Of Favours, when they give you back the card, you fulfil the favour. Think of it as a box of I.O.U’s!

The idea for Box Of Favours came from it’s creator, Ben. Ben’s friend was working as a teacher and had no spare time. When Ben asked what she wanted for her birthday she said that all she needed was a bit of help around the house and a few favours here and there.

Ben made a little box, filled it with favour cards and gave it to her. She still maintains to this day that it was the most thoughtful gift that anyone has ever given her and the best bit was that she and Ben were able to spend time together.

In todays busy society one of the most precious gifts we can give someone is our time. As Mother Teresa once said: “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.”

Box Of Favours are available exclusively on Amazon.co.uk where we have loads of great reviews from happy customers.

Dead Sea Aromatherapy Bath Salts

Give the gift of relaxation this Christmas with Dead Sea Aromatherapy Bath Sales. Mixed with rose petals and aromatherapy oils, these bath salts come in two tempting varieties. Spicy frankincense that both calms breathing and unwinds tense muscles. Or fragrant jasmine which adds tone and moisture to worn out bodies.  Just a few handfuls scattered in the bath will transform ordinary water into an elixir of relaxation. All you need to do is, turn on the taps and lie back. What friend wouldn’t be grateful for a present like that. Available in Boots stores nationwide for £6.85 per 500ml.

 

 

Yankee Candle Charming Scents

For the car lovers, why not give the gift of a great smelling car?! Make that dreaded commute far more bearable with your favourite Yankee Candle fragrances with their brand new on-the-go Charming Scents. The new Yankee Candle Charming Scents collection offers a decorative way to provide long-lasting fragrance in your car. Each Charming Scents refillable fragrance locket includes a refill, bangle and a ‘Yankee Candle’ charm to add a sense of glamour as well as diffusing a beautiful aroma. Choose from three elegant metal lockets to suit your personal style – including linear, geometric and square designs.

For the fragrance lockets, choose from a wide selection of your favourite Yankee Candle scents, including creamy Vanilla Cupcake, fresh and breezy Clean Cotton or the tropical and tranquil scent of Black Coconut. Festive options such as a Snowman charm will also be available from October 2018.

Buff Bobble Hat

For fashionistas why not opt for a trendy Buff bobble hat to keep your head warm this winter. These top quality winter bobble hats from leading sports head and neckwear brand Buff are available in a wide variety of colours and styles. The Buff range has something for everyone and will protect your loved ones from the elements this winter in comfort and style. For more information visit their website here.

Dobell Black Quilted Coat

Another item for the men in your life is this Black Quilted Coat from Dobell, priced at £39.99.

The Dobell Black Quilted Coat is constructed with diamond-quilted outer, a sturdy zip with re-enforced front stud fastenings. It has great details including a corduroy inner collar, two waist height patch pockets and a concealed zip chest pocket. This quilted coat is smart and stylish with a country-heritage look that also works in the city. Visit the Dobell website here.

What’s your favourite item in our Christmas Gift Guide? Let us know in the comments below.

19 thoughts on “Christmas Gift Guide 2018

  1. Oh I’ll have to get my partner the Gillette in Chrome, he’ll love it especially with the stand!

    Might have to sneakily add that trinket box to my list too. It’s gorgeous.

  2. There’s some really unusual gift ideas here and I really like the look of the coconut bowl and spoon! I like the favours idea too although to be honest I’d rather make that myself so you can totally personalise it. It would be super easy to make from recycled materials and you could decorate it to exactly suit the recipient, be that an adult or a child.

  3. I’ve just forwarded the mugs onto my wife. Our boy is totally nuts about animals and has started to want to drink from a mug like daddy.

  4. #thatfriday linky. Some great ideas on here. I love the forest dome and I’m a sucker for pretty stationary. Te forgetmenotnecklace ios beautiful and an absolute bargain. My friend’s MIL has dementia so I think this would be a beautiful gift for her.

  5. Never mind Christmas! You have just given me a whole load of new ideas for my milestone birthday wishlist. Thanks so much – penguins may be the ultimate fave but loads to love in this list #ThatFridayLinky

  6. Can I just say, that is the best photograph EVA of Nigel at the end. He genuinely looks like he’s stepped out the pages of a catalogue! Loving the GPS watch for kids and Ted Baker jewllery box for Mrs Adams. Lovely list Emily. Thanks for hosting #thatfridaylinky

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