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Luxury Christmas gifts for her

Can you believe that another year has almost passed and it’s time to really start thinking about what Christmas gifts. I am going to be working on a couple of gift guides this year, one for him and one for her.

I love to buy Christmas gifts, finding something special that the person you are buying it for will love. When gifts are bought for me I normally like items that I wouldn’t buy for myself, a little treat that I just wouldn’t splash out on. It doesn’t always have to be bespoke jewellery, although it would be nice.

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I have put together some fabulous items that the lady in your life will love to find under the Christmas tree.

Home

There is nothing like breakfast in bed, and with this absolutely gorgeous hand made tray from Vincent Trading, means that my Hubby can treat me to breakfast in bed. Making a this beautiful tray at gift that will keep giving. The finish on the tray is just beautiful, Vincent Trading are based in Devon and I could happily fill my home with their beautiful hand made items, mini tables, chopping boards, benches and dinning tables. It’s the perfect size for a pot of tea and maybe a slice of cake.

Sass and Belle are one of my go to brands for gifts, they have someone for everyone. Having bought my niece and daughter numerous items from their unicorn range. I have chosen this gorgeous Seagrass basket with little grey pom poms, I have wanted one for ages, it is going to look fabulous with my blankets in. I have a bit of a jewellery obsession so this cute little gold honey bee hive jewellery tray with bees on is just gorgeous, I love bee’s and I am really thinking about having a hive in the garden. Both perfect gifts for the lady in your life.

During the winter months I love nothing more than snuggling under a blanket watching a film, so a blanket for me is the perfect gift. Secret project make a secret pillow, it is basically a blanket that folds up to make a pillow. It’s so warm and cuddly, plus looks lovely on the sofa. The Secret Project is a a project that is empowering women all over the world to produce items which helps them with financial independence. The Secret Project make lots of different items each of which I would be happy to be given as a Christmas gift.

Flowers

I love Flowers, they really do make me happy. It doesn’t matter if they are daisies picked by the children or a beautiful bouquet bought for me by my Hubby. On the occasions when I arrive home to flowers I love it. Imagine how that would feel on a monthly bases for a year, with the gift of subscription flowers. Appleyard flowers have a stunning range of bouquets that can be delivered to your door. The subscriptions can be from 3 months to ongoing, with costs from as little as £22 per month, which for one of the Appleyard Flower bouquets each month I think is great value.

Beauty

I love a makeup bag, I think you can never have too many of them. This gorgeous one from Oli Olsen is just gorgeous. It has got plenty of space, and will be perfect for having in my hand bag each day, with it’s wipeable fabric means it will last for ages. Who wouldn’t want a gorgeous make up bag for Christmas?

Stocking fillers are a must have, Curaprox toothbrush and toothpaste, amazingly sharpe Rubis twisters, a Twist and Spritz refillable perfume tube that’s great for just popping in your hand bag filled with your favourite perfume. Not forgetting Olverum bath oil, which is perfect for relaxing after all of the festivities.

I love to have pretty nails, so having nail varnishes from Cienna Rose and a fabulous nail art kit from Sensationail are a must for me. These little gifts are wonderful stocking fillers.

Each year on my Christmas list I pop on a bottle of perfume, I love to have a few different ones on my dressing table so I can use something different depending on my mood. I love this Seksy entice perfume, it has a fresh fruity smell that is perfect for everyday.

Every lady loves a bath bomb, so a hamper full of them is just perfect for any lady. My 5 year loves to have a bath bomb in her bath so no doubt a Bomb Cosmetics hamper from find a gift will be shared with her. Packed with bath bomb, soaps and even a fabulously smelling candle. The hamper really is large, I would love to see it waiting for me under the tree on Christmas morning.

Sweet Treats

Yummy chocolate is a must have gift for any lady, these cute little chocolate squares from Oli Olsen make a great little stocking filler.

I do love a nice glass or two of Prosecco, Popaball produce a large range of different flavoured balls that you add to your glass and then they flavour your drink and they pop in your mouth. I have tried a few different flavours, but I’m looking forward to trying the Lychee ones they have recently launched. Popaball also have some designed for gin. Yummy!

A little treat

Candles are just about always burning in our house, in the family room, the living room and on occasion our bedroom. So being gifted a candle will always makes me happy. Me and Mats love candle is lovely and this one actually arrives wrapped and smells amazing when lit.

I love heading to the beach for the day, enjoying the sun and the sea. However I really hate sand. It gets everywhere, all over my towel and in places I didn’t know would be possible get sand. However, Tesalate have designed a towel that is sand repelling. It basically means that the sand will not stick to it, it just falls off, which is also perfect for when you are packing up for the day.

The towel folds up really small into it’s own little bag. So you can pop it into your beach bag with the knowledge that it is not going to add extra sand to you bag. Tesalate have a fabulous collection of styles, I really loved To Tuscany style. The towel has a more waffle feel to it rather than the standard fluffy beach towel, but if it keeps the sand away then it’s a winner for me.

The little things

With the new year not so far away, it’s the start of new things and that often means a healthy eating plan. This is cute little flamingo lunch box on my list means I will have be able to plan out my lunches and not pop to the shop on the way to the studio.

I am always trying to ensure that I drink more water, Stigg have sent me this gorgeous blush coloured water bottle. It keeps cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours. I haven’t tried it hot yet, however it really does keep things cold. It also looks fabulous when I take it from my hand bag. It really has helped me to up my water intake.

We have been trying to keep away from plastic straws, so these reusable ones from Klean Kanteen are perfect for the cocktails and the kids drinks. Plus I love this travel cup, so I can take it along on the school run. Wonderful stocking fillers that are practical and brilliant Christmas gifts.

It’s no surprise that I love a handbag, who doesn’t right. I have taken to using a back pack on occasion when out as a family, it really does free up your hands for the children. My Mia Tui bag is gorgeous, I love it’s mustard colour, and the hidden zip on the back so I can pop my purse and phone in there and not worry about someone getting them while it’s on my back. My Jess backpack is the perfect size as well, it’s not big enough to look like a school bag, or so small it should belong to my 5 year old. As with all Mia Tui bags they are vegan friendly and made to a really high quality.

Whatever you get your lucky lady for Christmas I’m sure she will love it, don’t forget that how your wrap your presents is also really important. So why not add them into a beautiful Christmas sack from Hand Made Christmas, you could even get them personalised, for added brownie points.

I hope you have got some inspiration from my gift guide for finding the perfect gift for the lady in your life and you have the most magical Christmas.

Happy Christmas!

 

*I have been sent the items for inclusion within my gift guide. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Christmas Gifts for Him

Ooh, I just love Christmas and shopping for gifts is one of my favourite things to do. I love buying my Hubby gifts, I like finding something new and a bit different for him. Buying gifts for me is about finding something that the person will love and not just something that will do. For this reason I normally start my Christmas shopping lists much earlier in the year so I have an idea what to buy people.

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My Hubby is generally quite difficult to buy for, he likes luxury gifts and often does not ask for much, so I have put together a gift list of items for men. Something they will love but might not have thought about.

Christmas Gifts for Him

One thing he does love is a nice bottle of alcohol, we both love gin, he also loves brandy and whiskey. I love a subscription box so why not a luxury bottle arriving monthly, or three monthly, such a fabulous idea. The Sumerton Club are offering just this, you get a bottle delivered to you that is worth at least £50 and they guarantee that you cannot buy it cheaper elsewhere. Some months it has been a bottle of whiskey, a bottle of brandy or a bottle of rum. I love this idea, I know it is also perfect for my Hubby, it will mean his Christmas presents will be delivered to him throughout the year. I might also get my father-in-law this as a gift.

For a Christmassy gin, then Rock Rose Gin Winter edition is the perfect one for this. A gin that is infused with the subtle notes of pine needles. I cannot wait to give it a try, it’s kind of a gift for him that I can share to. I also love the bottle, it has that rustic solid feel to it. 

My hubby is not a chef but he is more than happy to cook dinner for us, he loves to marinate meat with different spices. I found a Spice Pioneer subscription box of spices and herbs. Each box is filled with a few different spices that he can experiment with. They also produce a G&T infusion box if you fancy having a go at infusing your own gin.

Every year I buy my Hubby some items of clothing, this year I went for a Navy checked waist coat and bow tie. Although I’m not sure if he will ever wear the bow tie, I actually love it and think it will look great with the waist coast. Dobell have a fabulous range of suits and waist coats for men plus just about every accessory a gentleman could want.

Being active is really important and to my Hubby more than many, he is regularly training or in the gym. With the colder weather coming I have found some thin gloves that will be perfect for him during the winter months when he is out running, Kymira Sport have a great range of thermal items that are perfect for the winter months. The gloves are also great for going under his ski gloves for when we go to Finland.

While my Hubby trains he often will play training programs through his phone. So I found this awesome little Kew Labs portable bluetooth speaker that is perfect for having in the training studio along, it has great sound qualities and is waterproof so does everything he needs, plus it looks super sleek.

One thing my Hubby always says is that his coffee goes cold while at work or someone walks off with his mug. So I found this cool Camera lens travel style mug, from Find Me A Gift. It’s something that will not only keep his drinks warm but no-one else will have the same mug so won’t take it. It’s super cool and looks just like a camera lens.

Over the last few months, our son has learnt to ride his bike. So this Christmas i thought that buying helmets and hornets for both my Hubby and son would be a lovely idea. Hornit make a fabulous range to helmets for children, I thought a black stealth one would be perfect for them both. Hornit also make a range of lights that are also horns, perfect for both adults and children. I have to say I love the Hornit range, it is funky and cool for both kids and adults.

What do you think to my Christmas gift guide for his this year? I love the items I have put together for it.

 

*I have been sent items to include within my gift guides. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*

Advent Calendars for 2018

When I was a child advent calendars were cardboard with little images of the nativity within each window, slowly that changed to include a chocolate each day. Now the advent calendars have evolved even more and include anything from designer make up, luxury chocolates, cheeses and alcohol. Not forgetting the various different ones that include toys for the children or in some cases adults.

I have always bought my children a chocolate Thorntons calendar each year that is personalised with their name, and they have often been given a lego or a Playmobil one. This year I have my eyes on advent calendars for me.

Advent Calendars for 2018

Demijohn are a lovely company that produce a beautiful range of liquors. Each one a little bit unique and this year they have released a fabulous advent calendar with 24 mini demijohn bottles of their amazing liquors. It isn’t cheap at £118.68, but each of the bottles on their own are lovely and you get to try lots of different flavours.

I love chocolates it’s not a secret and this year Born Gifted have a fabulous personalised advent calendar filled with Lindt chocolates…. yummy! I love that it comes in a personalised box, saying ‘especially for Sarah’. Fingers crossed it will stop my Hubby and the children from opening them up. there is also a lovely range of personalised baubles from Born Gifted, perfect for a first Christmas or for someone with a new family home.

Advent Calendars for 2018

Cathkidson for the first time have released an advent calendar, its packed full of their gorgeous products. I do love a Cath item or two. I have asked my Hubby to get it for me, only time will tell if he has done or not.

Super markets this year have jumped on the advent calendar wagon, with Sainsbury’s offering a cheese one, Aldi doing their every popular wine one, boots are offering an array of luxury beauty ones.

There are so many lovely calendars on the market this year, that it’s difficult to decided which on you would like. I am still wondering what to do for the children this year, we head away on holiday at the beginning of December and I don’t really want to be taking them away with us. They will of course have their personalised Thorntons ones along with my niece who I also buy one for.

 

*I have been sent items to include within my guide. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*