If you love home and tech stuff, perhaps this is the gift guide you’ve been waiting for. Here are my top picks for home & tech gifts this Christmas.
Something we all need is pretty oven gloves and these gorgeous robin adorned oven mitts from Ulster Weavers would make a lovely gift for someone. They’re so well illustrated and so comfortable, they’d make a great addition to any kitchen. Ulster Weavers have been designing kitchen textiles for over 135 years now and have a great range of items to choose from. They’re based in Northern Ireland but ship all over the world. Their oven gloves retail for £13 – a bargain in my eyes.
If you are anything like me, you are absolutely useless at lighting stuff with matches. You either burn yourself or panic about burning yourself. I always have to get Steve to light my scented candles for me so something like this Zippo candle lighter (RRP £13.75) would make an amazing gift for someone. I know I would be chuffed to see one wrapped up for me as it would mean I would be able to light stuff without Steve being at home – I’d actually feel like a proper grown up!
Zippo are such a prestigious brand too – a gift from them will always be well received.
How gorgeous is Dyri? He is a cute reindeer candle with golden antlers but if you simply light the wick and watch as the candle melts, his delicate golden skeleton is revealed. As well as uncovering the gold within, the lit candle reflects an enchanting shadow against the wall as the shape becomes clear. Dýri is short for hreindýr, which means ‘reindeer’ in Icelandic and is available in two colours: blue and white. He is just one of the animals in the Pyropets collection. It also features: KISA the cat, BÍBÍ the bird and HOPPA the rabbit. They last for approximately 22 hours and retail at £25.
This gift is simply stunning and some people would probably prefer not to light it if receiving as a gift – use it ornamentally instead. Others will want to see the beautiful golden skeleton. What would you choose?
If someone you know is serious about their exercise or even just their hydration in general, perhaps a Brita Fill & Go bottle (RRP £15, comes in pink, purple, lime or blue) would be a great gift. It can be filled up at any tap and the filter disk will reduce the levels of impurities, leaving you with fresh tasting water wherever you are.
I’ve been keen to keep as hydrated as possible during this pregnancy so mine has been in constant use. I would have loved to receive mine as a gift as health is so important and what can be as healthy as drinking water?
I’ve spoken about the Ricoh printer in more depth here but this is a fantastic affordable tech gift for anyone who works from home or prints a lot of stuff in general. Even if I didn’t work from home I would be printing numerous things off for Jack’s school so I need something that does the job but is affordable too. This definitely ticks the boxes.
I raved about the Lumie Bodyclock Iris here and it certainly seems like plenty of readers were keen to grab one for Christmas if the giveaway was anything to go by. This would make a great gift for anyone who is looking for a great nights sleep and/or who loves aromatherapy oils. The Lumie Bodyclock Iris has done wonders for my sleep, even now I’m 30 weeks pregnant, and I would recommend it to everyone.
Finally, what kind of home/tech gift guide would this be without some fabulous Yankee Candle Christmas gifts? These three offerings are sure to make any Yankee Candle fan shriek with joy. The advent calendar (£24.99) and the Party Pavilion advent calendar (£29.99) are breathtakingly beautiful and the polar bear votive holder (£7.99) is the perfect stocking filler.
I love a good Yankee candle and especially love the wintery/Christmas scents. Why not treat someone you love this Christmas?
If you’re still looking for great presents you can always view sites like Gear Hungry to browse some of the coolest & latest gadgets on the market