So you know I love buying Christmas gifts for people, sometimes in can be tough to find the right thing though.
As I mentioned earlier, I love the idea of giving something that someone wants, something they need and then a little something to eat or drink. It keeps the gift giving under control and means the recipient gets a lovely mix of things.
I’ve already covered, eat and drink ideas for you, today is all about things people want.
We have a range of balls at home, we even keep one in the boot of each car for impromptu play opportunities. But on the wish list for a while has been a good quality leather ball. As we love a bit of crafty fun too Scriball is perfect. A small leather ball that comes decorated with monsters and scribbles, a mini pump (which is super handy in it’s own right) and a set of pens so you get to create your own masterpiece. There are three different Scriballs to collect with different cartoon characters – Oodles (the goalie), Mumbos (the strikers) and Zongs (the defender). It £10 they are great value and are available from Mitre.com and Amazon.
Mio Skincare’s Liquid Yoga might not be something you know you want, but trust me, you really, really do. The amazing range has a candle, room spray and bath soak and the scent is divine. Instant calm and peace. I love it and it soon gets added the wishlist of anyone who visits whilst my candle is burning. All Mio products are facial quality skincare and have a have a ‘no nasties’ promise which means they are free from parabens, SLS, sulphates and synthetic fragrance and colourants. It really is like having a spa day n your own home. With prices ranging from £19.50 to £26.00 for the products they are a real treat. Worthy of any wish list.
The folk at Lost My Name have created a great poster for children, just ready for Christmas this year. Personalised to feature your little one’s name the poster features a fun illustrated Alphabet, packed with great characters that have featured in the Lost My Name books. You can even add a simple magnetic hanging frame to your order so you can hang your poster straight away. I’ve wanted something like this for L’s room for ages, I love the idea of merging educational with fun and decor all together. It’s fun and bright and the illustrations will make learning letters and words a lot of fun, plus it is only £12.99 and the shipping s free. Head to lostmy.name to get yours.
DIWAH is a new jewellery brand which specialises in semi-precious and our online platform allows you to design your own jewellery, zo you are sure to get exactly what you want. All of of the jewellery is then handmade in the UK by one of their skilled jewellery design team members. Take your time and create a complete piece of jewellery for someone as a unique present. If you want to let someone else have the fun of designing their own piece you can get a gift codes for them. I’ve tried it out and the design system was very easy to use and the packaging when it arrived was a treat in itself! Head to DIWAH.com to have a look and get your Christmas treat organised.
The Sparkle Club has an exclusive range of beautiful children’s shoes (sizes 8 to and older girl’s 5). The Sparkle Club (based in Blackburn) not only design glitter-mad shoes in bold colours but they also design gorgeous little handbags to match them – one of the very few companies that complement their shoes with bags. Prices start from £16.99 for the shoes and £8 for the little bags. These are an amazing gift for any wannabe princess out there. They are so sparkly it’s unreal, to be honest I’m a bit sad they don’t come in larger sizes. These are real shoes, well made and comfortable but gorgeous at the same time. There are 2 types of shoes – ballerina slippers for the very little people and low heeled glamour for the slightly more mature party princess. They’ll even arrive wrapped and with a little pack of sweets! Quote AWSH001 at checkout for discount of 10% valid until 31 January 2017
When it comes to Christmas I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want their house to be filled with that warm and spicy scent of Christmas Spices. The English Soap Company have a lovely Winter Village Scent that comes in soaps and candles and is sure to make you feel festive straight away with the scent of cinnamon and mulled wine. It’s beautiful seasonal packaging makes it hard to open, with a lovely snowy night time scene. 100% Triple-milled vegetable soaps and hand poured soy wax candles are made in the heart of the English countryside, they are fantastic value too, starting at only £2.95. You could add these to a Christmas Hamper or use as a stocking filler, or just gift as a set to someone you know loves Christmas. Available from theenglishsoapcompany.com.
As I’ve discovered from the Christmas Hamper competition that has been running, the Lumie Iris Bodyclock has been on a lot of people’s wish list. A bit of a luxury gift this fabulous clock wakes you with a gentle natural sunrise and the scent of aromatherapy oils. It also helps you drift off to sleep with it’s sunset feature and a calming scent. Owning one myself I can hand on my heart say that I love it and use it every single day. Certified to help with SAD, having a security option to turn the lights on and off whilst you’re away and of course being an alarm clock as well, it is useful as well as beautiful. It’s £160 and available from Lumie.com and other retailers too.
For a treat for the traveller in your life Sailbrace is a new brand aiming to encapsulate the ideals behind the joy of travel and leading a happy lifestyle, while being fashionable. Their slogan is – Anchor yourself to something special! The little Anchor bracelets are simple but look amazing, with a range of coloured cords and metals you can get the perfect combination for any person. To be honest I think they could get a bit addictive, why stop at one! They even offer a special gift wrapping option on site making them a perfect stylish gift. I even have a special discount code for my readers, use code anywaytostay at the checkout to get 15% off one of these beauties. Prices start at £15.00 and you’ll find them at sailbrace.co.uk
Always on my want list is Olverum. A bath oil that is just too stunning to really put into words. If you read my personal Christmas Wish List last week, you’ll have noticed it mentioned there. A delightful mix of essential oils it manages to be warming, calms my mind and relaxes my tense muscles. The perfect ingredient for a luxurious soak and a real treat. Definitely not to be shared. The 125ml size is £26.00 and is enough for 25 baths, the 250ml size is £48 and enough for a massive 50 amazing baths. Their main stockists are Liberty, Harvey Nichols, Conran and www.houseoffraser.co.uk.
Disclosure – I was gifted these products for my consideration, I have only included things that have genuinely impressed me and I would purchase for myself or my family.