Oh it’s that time again. Christmas planning and shopping. I try to get all of mine done out of the way over a few days to get it out of the way as I find it a little stressful.
Fear not I have a selection of gifts for the men, women and children in your life. Some of these items have been gifted for the purpose of this guide and others are just products I love:
Lumie, I recommend Lumie every year because I love their products. I use the daytime lamp every day and the alarm clocks are just fabulous. This year I am recommending two different alarm clocks, one basic model and one of the deluxe versions so something for all budgets. The Luxe 750D has bluetooth connectivity so you can play your own music via the lamp and it also has a low blue light option for bedtime. The Active 250 is half the price of the Luxe model if you are on a budget but still does everything you need it to.
Breville have this stand and hand food mixer, I am all for multi function gadgets. This is again budget friendly and perfect for the foodie in your life.
Veggie Desserts & Cakes is a book written by my blogging friend Kate and I recommend it for it’s delicious recipes and beautiful photography.
I recommended The British Table by Colman Andrews last year but i am recommending it again as i think it’s a fantastic cookbook which I really enjoy browsing, even if I am yet to cook something from it. I am a firm believer that cookbooks can be enjoyed in the same way as novels. A good cookbook tells a story.
Proskins – I was sent these leggings earlier this year and I was sceptical. Leggings which helps to tone and define your legs? Even when you are sleeping… surely not? But yes I have seen a noticeable difference since I started using them. Add to that they are incredibly flattering and super comfy. Well worth the price in my opinion.
I love having bath products and even better when they are as incredibly indulgent as Olverum bath oil, I have used it numerous times over the years.
I also love Westlab salt scrub from Home Bargains and various other stories, I buy it at least once a month and it makes my skin glow and smell amazing.
You can never go too far wrong with candles when it comes to gifting. I am currently loving the look of this Yankee Candle and this crackling one from Woodwick. They are more expensive than I would normally spend on a candle but they actually crackle! I may even treat myself to one as an early Christmas gift.
Pen Heaven is actual heaven for stationery lovers. I have lusted after so many notebooks and pens that is kind of sad. My current faves are, this Leuchtturm journal and this gorgeous rose gold Lamy rollerball pen. I am still the girl who makes pen and paper lists whilst having all of the electronic gadgets known to man.. I doubt that will ever change.
These bluetooth headphones from Jabra are perfect for anyone who gets frustrated by wires strewn around the neck, once charged they last 17 hours and I have used them so much in the past 6 months.
Lakrids by Johan Bulow are one of my absolute favourite treats. It is not just liquorice but gourmet liquorice. The gift sets and tubs are stylish and would make a lovely gift for any liquorice fans. I was also sent the advent calendar from the brand as a gift and I am most excited to dive into it.
Maykher are a Welsh brand who are fairly new to me. I love the whole story behind the brand and what they do. You can read more about it here but in summary they employ makers not machines all over the world to create the most beautiful hats, bags and accessories. I have the blue beanie and I love it so much but it is really making me want more of them. It is well made and everyone comments on it. They also commit to donating at least 10% of their end of year profits into the education of young girls and women in areas of the world where they need it the most. Definitely a purchase you can feel good about.
Mainline Menswear have a section of gifts for the man in your life, from designer clothes to trainers and accessories. I like these Vans and the Converse currently in stock. Unisex styles really and I love wearing the Converse myself.
Gillette have teamed up with the Justice League with these themed razor which would be great stocking fillers for any marvel fans.Gillette Fusion Proshield Justice League Gift Set are priced at £15 rrp and available in supermarkets across the UK.
Staying with male grooming, Braun have their multi use groomer which comes up year after year as such a popular grooming product.
Peachy Packages send out monthly packages with a variety of products each month from mostly small or independent producers. Really enjoyed my box which included stationery, chocolate, tea and lots more. Subscriptions start from £15.00.
Tangle Angel are a brand with a gorgeous range of hair styling products. The brushes are adorably designed and make brushing tangled hair a breeze. Great for both kids and grown ups too.
- Some items were gifted for the purpose of this feature.