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***Christmas gift guide 2021***

Monday 13 December 2021

Hello everyone! It's that wonderful time of year again where I get to bring those of you still shopping some Christmas gift ideas via my annual Christmas gift guide! I hope they are of help! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.

For the Mum to be.

Natural birthing company - Mama's Moments birthing essentials kit

This is a lovely gift idea for any of your friends or family that are about to experience giving birth. The birthing essentials kit includes a selection of Natural Birthing Company products that will support the Mum to be during their birthing journey.

Cool It Mama spray to help calm mood swings and ease headaches
Relax & Breathe Massaging Oil helps calm, soothe and relax the body & mind
Bottoms Up spray for instant cooling and calming vaginal relief
Sleepy Mama lavender & chamomile pillow mist to help the new Mum sleep
All kept organised in a lovely zipped toiletry bag.

Available from Natural birthing company priced at £20.00

OGX argan oil Gift Set

Argan Oil of Morroco Hair Care Gift Set with Shampoo, Conditioner, Mask and Beauty Bag £15 Amazon Indulge your hair with all things Argan oil! 

The perfect Christmas Gift set comes in a re-usable beauty bag and contains a mini Argan oil of Morocco Shampoo, conditioner and a full size extra strength hair mask. 

Lather hair with the mini Shampoo & conditioner set, a precious blend infused with Argan Oil sourced straight from Morocco and silk proteins. This thick and creamy combo will help protect, restore and strengthen leaving it lush, soft and shiny. 

The luxe, extra strength hair mask is enriched with Argan Oil and silk proteins to help revive dry and damaged hair, leaving it smelling stunning, feeling luxuriously smooth and looking incredibly shiny.

Available from Amazon priced at £15

For him.

Personalised Man cave bar mat 

This Man Cave bar mat is a great addition to all home bars. Personalised with the recipients name and a few words of your choice, you can really make sure this is the perfect gift. 

Made from nonslip fabric laid upon a rubber backing this mat would be perfect for either serving drinks or a place to put cold  or hot drinks while they work or exercise.

Please note the bar mat doesn't come with any drinks accessories shown in the photos.

Priced at £21.99 from Boutique Gifts

Parliament Ekster wallet 

A premium leather smart wallet, perfect for slim storage and quick card access. 

The built-in aluminium cardholder fans out your cards at the click of a button, making them easy to view and chose the right one. This modern wallet not only looks stylish, it isn't bulky under clothes and it also protects your cards against skimming. Add a tracker card to make it unlosable!

Available from Ekster in 6 colours priced at £69 

Nivea men sensitive gift set

Instantly soothe and provide all day relief from 5 signs of skin irritation; burning, redness, dryness, tightness and itchiness with the NIVEA MEN Sensitive skin bundle. The products contain 0% alcohol to care and soothe skin and prevent irritation. The post shave balm, shaving gel and moisturiser contain soothing Chamomile and Witch Hazel for instant relief, and the moisturiser has the added ingredient of Vitamin E to nourish your skin. 

Provide sensitive skin care to not only your face but your body too with the NIVEA MEN Sensitive Protect Anti-Perspirant, with 5-fold protection using chamomile extract and avocado oil against; odour, sweat, burning, itchiness and signs of dryness for a boost of comfort. You can also soothe and refresh your skin with every shower using the NIVEA MEN Sensitive shower gel enriched with bamboo extracts to care for skin. 

Currently on sale at Nivea for £24.08 

Helly Hansen hiking shoes

Waterproof, lightweight, HellyGrip outsole for the best traction on rough terrain mixed together with a well cushioned midsole, is there anything more you need in a low-cut hiking boot?

Switchback Trail HELLY TECH® is a lightweight, low-cut performance day-hiker, fully waterproof, featuring our very own HELLY TECH® waterproof/breathable membrane. It boasts beautiful weathertight suedes, and protective HellyWear toe and Heel-cap. I know my Dad will love opening these on the big day!

Available from Helly Hansen in 2 colours priced at £100

Young children.

Baby shark sing & snuggle teddy.

Sing & Snuggle Plush Pinkfong Baby Shark Toy is a cuddly a teddy with a difference! Not only can it play all day but it can also help your little one sleep safe and sound at night.

When in day mode your little one can have fun singing the baby shark song or use the play mask to play the peek-a-boo game. When in night mode turn off the lights or cover baby sharks eyes with the play mask to sing the goodnight lullaby. 

Available from Amazon priced at £25

Dantoy coffee set.

Dantoy's Bioplastic Range is made of at least 90% sugarcane, a sustainable raw material, and is 100% recyclable. An eco-conscious range that has the same quality as traditional plastic toys. Pretend Playsets engage your children for hours of creative play. The design encourages your kids to create endless imaginative games together and independently. Building children’s confidence and physical development through play.

Available from Amazon for £21

Flexi-Neck Tablet Holder 

Perfect for long car journeys, this super handy tablet holder with a flexible neck bends to position it where you most need it. It holds tablets and iPads between 13 cm and 20 cm wide and clips to tables and desks etc up to 3 cm thick.

Available from Men Kind for £9.97

Science Mad Planetarium Star Globe 

The Planetarium Star Globe features a light-up globe of the star constellations that projects onto the walls and ceiling. The electronic base rotates the globe and a light pointer enables particular constellations to be pointed out. 

Turn out the lights and explore the wonder of the night sky moving above you! 

Available from Smyths toys priced at £24.99

Geomag Elevator Circuit 

This 207 piece mechanics set allows the user to build an elevator circuit and learn to use gravity to turn the motor, running the metal spheres up and down the track in this innovative Geomag set. 

With no need for electric or battery motors, this clever construction uses the repelling forces of the magnets to magically create movement, with no contact. Swiss-made from 86% recycled plastic, a fascinating build project for inquisitive minds to harness the forces of gravity and magnetism. Magnetic fun with the laws of physics!  

Available from Wicked Uncle priced £49.95

Kikkerland make your own periscope 

Build & use the periscope to teach your kids about mirrors, reflections, submarines and much more! 

Great hands-on learning experience! 

Let's see what's around the corner, over walls, or play submarine. 

Designer: Hector Serrano 

Product Measurement: (Assembled) 6,4 x 14,5 x 32,3 cm 

Material: kraft paper, acrylic mirror  

Available from Kikkerland priced ££10

Science mad digital metal detector 

YOUNG DETECTORISTS: Great for budding explorers, the child-friendly length and light-weight design make this a perfect choice for children. Metal detecting can be an exciting hobby, helping to develop a child's exploratory skills, curiosity, and patience. 

FEATURES: The detector emits a beeping sound when close to metal, and the flashing indicator lights speed up & change colour. For ages 4 plus 

Available from Very.co.uk priced at £24.99


Thumbs up mini arcade machine

Relieve hours of video game nostalgia with your kids this Christmas with this Micro Arcade Machine. Loaded with 240 fun games and sporting an integrated enhanced screen rear light to suit both bright and dim lighted environments, this is the perfect gift for gamers.
Available from Thumbs up priced at £24.99

Kikkerland felt ibed lap tray

This felt iBed Storage lap tray is a convenient bedside or couchside companion that organizes pens, papers, notebooks, cords, and anything else you need at hand for easy access wherever you are! 

The compartment is big enough for travel and work needs, and the lid can be used as a surface for laptops, tablets, notebooks - even snacking! A great way to help your teens keep their belongings neat and tidy.

Available from Kikkerland priced at £40


A cozy, water-repellent winter parka, this stylish puffer-style parka will keep your teens snug while looking good on those extra cold days. It has a PFC-free, water-repellent outer fabric to keep moisture out combined with super-soft High Loft™ synthetic insulation for warmth. With the environment in mind, the insulation is made from 40% recycled fibers. The detachable faux fur on the hood, adds style and creates a warm microclimate around the face.

Available in 4 colours from Helly Hansen priced at £220.00

RUBIS Six-Star Tweezers 

Add a festive twist with the Rubis Six Star Tweezers in Gold, Silver, and Rose Gold. A celebrity and professional make-up artist staple, Rubis is nicknamed the king of tweezers, made from resilient, anti-acid stainless steel that won’t rust or corrode. Originally used in the watch industry for brands like Rolex and Cartier, achieve immaculate precision for the perfect 

Available from Allcures.com priced at £29

Eve large bedside pocket 

This large bedside pocket made by the very clever peeps over at Kikkerland is a tidy bedroom must-have! With its Scandi-inspired look, it holds all of those bedside essentials including gaming controllers, remotes and cables within reach while fixing neatly and easily under your mattress.

Available from Eve sleep priced £25  

SOS serum cleanser

Gentle but thorough, this lightweight soothing cleanser gel flushes the pores and dissolves makeup whilst removing daily atmospheric pollutants.  Without the use of alcohol, acids or aggressive surface active agents, the non-greasy, non-comedogenic formulation glides over the facial skin to completely remove surface impurities and contaminants. 

Use every morning & evening for best results.

Available from SOS serum priced at £15 for 50ml

SOS H20 Day Cream SPF 30 

A non-greasy, lightweight daily moisture boost with SPF 30, this day cream has a silky texture which is rapidly absorbed by the skin. Full of active plant stem cells to stimulate new skin cell production and improve skin elasticity for smooth, soft, healthy-looking skin. 

Available from SOS serum priced at £15 for 50ml

New homeowners.

I fondly remember getting some lovely household items when my Husband and I first moved in together. While not many people would be happy with an iron under the tree on Christmas morning I think these items would a lovely welcome gift to most households.

Sous chef Sakura Ramen Bowl Set 

The sakura blossom ramen bowl set is a gorgeous gift for anyone who loves Japanese food. The gorgeous set contains two sakura ramen bowls, two ramen ladles, and a full colour ramen recipe booklet. All packed together in a reusable drawstring cotton gift bag. 

The sakura design represents 'cherry blossom' - sakura - which is revered for its beauty and how it heralds the start of the new season across Japan. Each ramen bowl is imported from Japan, and carefully chosen with the perfect size and shape for ramen. The full-colour ramen recipe booklet gives you a brief introduction to Japanese ramen. You'll have all the recipes at your fingertips to become a ramen expert at home! 

Set includes:
2 x Bamboo Ramen Ladles
2 x Sakura Ramen Bowls 
Sous Chef Ramen Recipes 
Sous Chef Drawstring Gift Bag 

Available from SousChef priced at £45

Soil Organic Essential Oil and Burner Set 

This SOiL Organic Essential Oil and Burner Set is the perfect selection of organic essential oils for the home. The festive scents of sweet orange and cinnamon organic essential oils are the perfect festive scent!

The set is easy to use, just add a few drops of the uplifting and warming orange and cinnamon organic essential oils with water to the burner, insert a lighted tea light to the bottom of the burner and sit back and enjoy. 

Set includes: 1 x Ceramic Burner 1 x Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil 1 x Organic Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil 

Available from Soil Organics priced at £19.95

Zerowater 12 cup jug

ZeroWater’s 12-cup water filter jug is the first in its class to benefit from a sealed lid and reservoir which allows filtered water to be poured while water which hasn’t yet been filtered remains in the reservoir. This adds a further 2 cups of capacity to the 10 cups of filtered water in the jug. 

It also features a one-handed, pull and pour button spout for easy pouring or filling bottles without removing from the fridge. Unlike other water filter jugs, ZeroWater has a patented, 5-stage Ion Exchange Filtration system which removes virtually all dissolved solids from your water. This provides great tasting water without the dissolved solids which may include Minerals, Salts, Metals, Chemicals and Runoff. Moreover, it reduces 99% of all Fluoride and other inorganics, such as Nitrates, from your water. Four additional stages of water filtration ensure larger particles and other contaminants are removed, ensuring the filter delivers a “000” reading on the included laboratory-grade water quality meter.

Dimensions (L x W x H): 29.5 x 15 x 28 cm

Available from Zerowater priced at £39.99

For her.

Jose Eber HST air styler 

The revolutionary Jose Eber Air Styler utilizes a high speed nano fan that propels cool air through the tool length expelling it through a grid around the tourmaline ceramic styling plates. This cool air instantly sets the hair in the desires style of curls or waves. 

The Air Styler's unique air cooling feature allows you to bring the barrel right up against the scalp with no fear of burning. The Air Styler also straightens hair faster than most conventional flat irons.  

Available from Jose Eber priced at £195.00

Two Night Superb Stays Gift Box 

I know what I'm hoping to find under the tree on the big day! Nothing beats a luxury short break and this voucher is packed full of an exciting range of fantastic getaways in boutique city hotels, country houses fit for a queen and divine seaside retreats.

Why not treat someone to two nights of rest and relaxation with an unforgettable trip away in a choice of stunning locations across the UK and Europe. Build sandcastles along the coast, explore the culture of a busy city or relax in the picturesque countryside. This getaway is a great way to recharge those batteries and escape. 

Simply decide on the perfect getaway from hundreds of locations in the UK and Europe, book online and arrive!

Available from Red Letter days priced at £179.99

Nivea smooth skin pamper 

This stylish cosmetic bag, is packed with Nivea essentials, making it the perfect gift! This set has everything to help keep skin feeling super smooth and cared for. 

This full gift set contains: 
1 x Diamond & Argan Oil Shower Cream 250ml - with a delicate lily scent  
1 x MicellAIR® Skin Breathe Micellar Water 3-in-1 Make-up Remover Sensitive Skin 200ml
2 x nourishing Face Mask with Honey Extract and Natural Almond Oil 
1 x Moisturising Cream 75ml, a revitalising cream for everyday use on face, hands & body. 
1 x Soft Rosé Caring Lip Balm 4.8g, enriched with Rose extract instantly melts into your lips  All presented in a lovely cosmetic bag.

Available from Nivea priced at £9.38 

Campo Viejo Winemakers Blend 

You cant go wrong for me with a lovely bottle of wine. This 2019 Winemakers' Blend is is the celebration of three winemakers coming together to craft an expressive blend of smooth, silky, dark red fruit. It's approachable and elegant - a versatile wine that you can enjoy on its own slightly chilled or served with dishes such as salmon, omelettes, burgers, a charcuterie board or baked tofu. The perfect wine for any occasion, from everyday get-togethers to celebratory dinners. 

Tasting Notes: On the nose the wine is rich in notes of red fruit, cherry, strawberry, plum, blueberry, as well as soft toasted notes that give the wine depth and complexity. On the palate we find a perfumed wine; smooth, fresh and full of vivid red fruit flavours, with a long finish of toasted notes. 

Available from Morrisons priced at £8.25

Family games!

Taskmaster board game

Based on the hit entertainment show hosted by the mountainous Greg Davies and his assistant Little Alex Horne, Taskmaster the Board Game brings the very essence of this peculiarly popular show to the comfort of your own home! I predict a lot of laughs with this game after dinner, I cannot wait to break it out!

Available from John Lewis priced at £19.99

Catchphrase card game

A classic for a lot of us, but also loved by youngster since it's re-release, Liv absolutely loves watching Catchphrase. Simply answer the question What is Mr Chips doing in this image? Gather the family and say what you see! 

Based on the beloved Catchphrase TV show this card game is great fun for all of the family, hours of fun to be had.

Available from Waterstones priced at £7.99

Who wants to be a millionaire board game

Bring home the nation's favourite game show and go head-to-head with your family and friends in the race to reach £1 million. Relive classic moments from the show and tackle the iconic money ladder using only your wits and digital lifelines (accessible through a smart device) to reach the top. 

But watch out! Get a question wrong and you fall back to your closest safe haven. We have a small prize ready if anyone is clever enough to reach the jackpot! I foresee a lot of competitiveness between the Dads with this one!

Available from Smyths toys priced at £24.99

For the Disney Princess lover.

Smiggle has partnered with Disney to create an exclusive and limited edition collection featuring your favourite Disney Princesses. Be kind, be brave, be curious and be 100% you, just like a Disney Princess!

Disney Princess Ariel Weekender Bag priced at £42

Get ready for a trip away with this magical Weekender Bag! It features a roomy main zipped compartment, two carry handles and a handy shoulder strap to bring everything you need with ease. This bag is also full of mermaid magic with its fabulous iridescent fabrication, shimmering shell sequins and awesome starfish zips! Ariel is the perfect travel buddy for sleepovers, sporting activities and more!

Featuring loose sequin shapes that move around behind bottom PVC panel, a padded starfish zip pull, adjustable and removable shoulder strap, main compartment with zip and an internal zip pocket

Measurements: W 45cm x H 28cm x D 18cm

Disney Princess Ariel Character Wallet priced at £10

Safely store their pocket money away in this adorable Ariel Wallet! Open the shell flap to reveal two zip pouches and plenty of card slots for everything they need. Featuring internal transparent ID and card slots, and a large zipped compartment for notes & coins. This purse is just adorable.

Measurements: H 21cm x W 15cm x D 4.5 cm

Disney Princess Ariel Shoulder Bag priced at £24

This Ariel Shoulder Bag will transport you right under the sea into the fantastic world of Atlantica! Its super shiny sequin scales glimmer as you move like reflective sea glass! Plus, all your favourite characters including Flounder, Sebastian and more, are featured on this exclusive under the sea inspired print.

With loose sequin shapes that move around behind bottom PVC panel, and a padded starfish feature zip pull, this bag is truly fit for a princess!

Measurements - H 16cm x W 15cm x D 7cm

All items are available from Smiggle, and are currently at 30% off the prices listed above!

Disclaimer - some items were sent to me for consideration for this gift guide, however all opinion is my own. All prices correct at the time of publishing.