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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.

My Hubby loved playing Sonic the hedgehog on his Sega when he was younger, so this is the perfect little stocking filler gift. Just clip it on to his smart phone and he has a collection of retro games to play. He’s going to love it.

As a Star Wars fan myself, I couldn’t help but love this Tie Fighter desk lamp. It’s going to be great for my Hubby’s desk at work. He will be the talk of the office, plus it will get me some extra brownie points.

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.*

Entertaining this Christmas with DOMU

Christmas is my favourite time of year. I love it, the decorations, buying beautiful gifts for people but most of all I love to socialise with family and friends. We have Christmas day at home, I cook a traditional Christmas dinner for the family, I drink a bit too much and eat too much, but I love it. It’s a real family day, full of love and laugher.

For the last few years we host a turkey curry night between Christmas and New Year, it’s always lots of fun. We have a few drinks and eat a lot of curry. One of my favourite things about the run up the Christmas is the Christmas drinks night we host at our house each year, at some point in December. We have quite a close group of friends we generally have the same people around each time we have a gathering.

Entertaining this Christmas with DOMU

This year I have decided on a Gin and Whiskey night, along with nibbles. I do love a gin, I have been sent a couple of fabulous items for my Christmas gift guides that I cannot wait to try. Cocktails are something I love, I like to make them and especially drink them.

Entertaining This Christmas with DOMU

To help me out with my Gin and Whiskey night, DOMU have sent me some beautiful copper items. A cocktail making kit, a cheese board and a cafeterias that will help the following morning with the sore head.

Cocktails

The Parisian cocktail making kit exudes glamor, it’s cooper in colour and comes with everything you could possibly need to make amazing cocktails, other than the liquids. The kit comes with a muddler, twisted bar spoon/fork, strainer, bottle pourers, double ended shot measurer not forgetting the cocktail shaker and arecipe guide. All packaged up in a lovely geometric patterned gift box.

Cheese lovers

The herringbone cheese board, is gorgeous. It comes complete with 3 specialised knives perfect for cutting all of your cheeses. The knives sit beautifully within the back of the board, to keep them safe, each one has its own little magnetic space so they are secure while not in use. The board is made from bamboo and comes with a hanging loop to allow for it to be stored hanging. I love the herringbone finish to this board, it looks really classy and I cannot wait to use it for my Christmas drinks night. Plus it arrived boxed in love geometric black and gold box.

Morning Coffee

The copper French press is another beautiful VonSuf product. It is the fashionable copper colour that is making it’s way into kitchens everywhere. It has a 1L capacity and makes the perfect coffee and apparently it can be used for tea as well, which is something I hadn’t even thought about until I read about it on the box. The press is easy to clean and I just love it. Another product that is beautifully packaged. It’s going to be perfect for the sore heads the morning after my Gin and Whiskey night.

The VonShef items, are all of fabulous quality, they not only look stylish they are also well made, high end products. As Christmas is coming these would make for perfect gifts, they are affordable, stunning and beautifully packaged.

Thank you VonShef for sending me out these beautiful items, I love them all.