Once again I cannot believe how quickly this Christmas has approached. I am nowhere near as prepared as I normally am and I have to admit it’s stressing me out a little. Hopefully if you are in the same boat this gift guide will inspire you a little bit.
Just to be clear with you as always items in this guide have been gifted for inclusion.
Starting off with an essential for every kitchen, a coffee machine. I would be lost without mine and good coffee is pretty much the only luxury I allow myself right now. This Melitta Aromafresh Grind and Brew machine has an integrated coffee grinder for maximum freshness.
Next up for the stylish football fan in your life I chose this jacket from Toffs. Toffs have a wide selection of clothing for pretty much every football team you can think of. My dad loved this jacket:
La Gent have a great selection of designer gifts and I spotted a few whilst browsing that I love including vintage style glassware which would be perfect in any home bar!
Perhaps you want a gift that’s useful for the hoarder or DIYer in your home. BiGDUG have a Christmas mega deal including a corner unit, matching workbench, 15 storage boxes and 24 plastic bins all in a very festive red. It’s now only £186.70 which is a bargain for what you get.
If you are think the person you are buying for doesn’t need more things then why not get them an experience instead? Buyagift have a selection of vouchers from meal experiences, hotel stays and even beauty box subscriptions!
We are all looking for ways to keep cosy without popping the heating on and I absolutely love these cosy new hoodies from Snoody. 100% organic cotton material, generously sized with a built in snood. I have worn mine so much since it arrived, they also have matching beanies and if you know me I have a beanie on my head from October to March!
If like me you love candles, diffusers and anything which just makes your home smell delicious then Arran Sense of Scotland have beautiful gift sets for your home and also various toiletries which are just a little different to the usual lynx sets!
Perhaps you need gift ideas for kids? For the littlest ones we love this Alphablocks Phonics Fun. Makes learning to read lots of fun!
For the older kids I find something that keeps their mind and hands busy and away from a screen is always a plus. This Science Mad! Crystal growing lab is perfect for my girls.
Lottie Shaws have some really cute items which are perfect as stocking fillers or to make up hampers. We loved their luxury hot chocolate and the Christmas gingerbread kit.
Whilst on a sweet treat theme, why not get a Christmas chocolate bundle? Cadburys have a lovely Christmas Eve box set and Green & Blacks have a box full of their best selling chocolate bars.
If you do decide to make up some foodie hampers then Opies have really stylish jars of fruits soaked in alcohol. Think black cherries in kirsch and forest fruits in cassis. Delicious and they look pretty fancy too!
Sous Chef are another great option for foodie gifts, they stock items perfect for hampers but also great kitchen ware that’s a little bit different to what you can get in the high street. They also stock my favourite liquorice from Lakrids and quirky alcohol items like this delicious Limoncello.
Fancy a little adventure without leaving your home? Epic Escapes offer just that with an Escape room in a box!
If you have gamers at home then Outright Games have a great selection of PlayStation and Xbox games to suit all ages. Perhaps Paw Patrol Grand Prix for the littlest ones, DC Pets The Adventures of Krypto and Ace for the slightly older and Star Trek Prodigy Supernova for fans of all ages.
A good bottle of wine is always a nice present and Independent Wines have a great selection. From the Corte Pavone, Brunello do Montalcino DOCG to the Mirizzi “Ergo” Verdicchio die Castelli di Jess Classico Superiore DOC 2018. Lots of wines to suit all budgets.
Silver Circle Distillery have released some amazing premixed cocktails for the festive season. I like the sound of the Lan Y Mor ( an ode to the Welsh coastline). It combines kelp, samphire, elderflower and dill with their award winning Aquavit to create an enticing long drink.
Still on the boozy theme, XMuse vodka have the first Scottish blended Barley Vodka inspired by the spirit making traditions of Scotland.
Trendhim is a lovely website for accessories and special gifts for the man in your life. I love this Lava Rock and turquoise skull bracelet.
And finally PenHeaven have some gorgeous gifts for any stationery lovers in your life. I almost drool when I look through the site. I am a sucker for a good pen and a luxury journal or diary. They also offer an embossing or engraving service which is great for making your gift a little more personal for Christmas. I chose this beautiful leather diary for myself as a little treat:
*All items have been gifted for the purpose of this guide.