Some of the items in this Gift Guide were received to aid creation of the guide – as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Can you believe Christmas is creeping up so quickly? It seems absolutely crazy that it is only a few weeks away now! Have you started your Christmas shopping? Have you finished? Here’s a few gift ideas for him, her and the home that you may enjoy.
If the man in your life likes looking after himself, these products from Woody’s Grooming are definitely worth a purchase. They have an extensive range of fabulous products and they make products without compromise by focusing on only the highest quality ingredients to cleanse, nourish and protect. If the man in your life wants a no frills simple skincare regimen with products that get the job done, consider these. We were sent the 2 in 1 beard conditioner, mega firm gel and beard & tattoo oil but there is also multiple other products to choose from such as the daily shampoo, styling gel, pomade, black mask, cologne and many, many more. Their products are available to buy in Boots.
If you’ve got a mega foodie in your life then these spice kits from The Spice Pioneer might be worth checking out. Developed by The Seasoned Pioneers, The Spice Pioneer is a monthly subscription spice kit which aids customers in making authentic and amazing dishes from around the world such as paella or jerk chicken. The kits are all completely authentic and feature world class herbs, spices and chillies.
We use a lot of herbs, spices and chillies in our meals but struggle for inspiration some days. We were sent a couple of the kits to try and they have really helped to revolutionise our cooking experience, enabling us to try different dishes in the kitchen. If someone you love absolutely adores being in the kitchen cooking, buying them a subscription to this kit is certainly a brilliant idea!
Got a friend or family member who loves to ‘pimp’ their drinks? These PopaBall bursting juicy bubbles are the ultimate when it comes to ‘pimping’ your drink. They label the bubbles for certain drinks due to the flavour pairings – they will ultimately taste best with the alcoholic drink they’ve labelled it with but they can be used in any tipple of your choice!
They are a fun little stocking filler to add that little bit of glam when getting ready for a night out, those bubbles and shimmer really are a lot of fun. What is even better is that all of the drink shimmers and bursting bubbles are suitable for vegans, vegetarians and coeliacs plus the bubbles and shimmers are also are also free from dairy, nuts, eggs and soya, meaning pretty much everyone can enjoy them. It is great to see companies such as this covering all bases to make sure everyone can enjoy their product.
Now many people enjoy a tipple at Christmas but there are some people who don’t drink but still want to enjoy a delicious tasting drink over the festive period. This Botonique Blush is a new and unique British-made natural, sparkling non-alcoholic drink, available in two sizes (250ml and 750ml). It has the same crisp dry refreshment as the original but is a touch lighter with notes of strawberry, rose and bramble. It’s a gorgeous colour and tastes great.
I do drink alcohol every now and again but nowhere near as much as I used to and sometimes when everyone else is drinking alcoholic drinks, I fancy something delicious but non alcoholic. This is a great alternative and is something I will certainly be purchasing for when I have teetotal friends over. You don’t need alcohol to have a good time, it is all about the company, right? They’ll certainly enjoy a bottle of this.
Love food? Then you’ll love the selection of food Opies Foods have to offer. Steve certainly does – there were also some cocktail cherries meant to be in the above photo but they didn’t last that long with him around – oops! I think that is testament to the deliciousness of their food, don’t you?
Opies Foods are a family owned firm, based in Kent, who make many Christmas and year round essentials. We were sent a variety of their jars and oh my, did they feel indulgent? I’m not usually a fan of gin but I love blackberries and the blackberries in London Dry Gin are most certainly the perfect pairing – they work so well together with the juiciness of the blackberries and the sharpness of the gin. The Tragana Black Cherries in Luxardo are also delicious and I have to stop myself from eating the whole jar.
They have such a great selection of products that you are bound to find something that everyone will enjoy. I’m definitely considering getting a few more jars of the cocktail cherries, the blackberries and black cherries for Steve – but I’m not too sure how long they’d last after Christmas, haha!
For the keen gardener in your life, a subscription from Lazy Flora might just be the right gift for them! They are a beautiful plant subscription company who are making gardening more accessible to people than ever before.
Launching just last December, they were named The Independent’s Best Buy for plant and gardening subscription boxes just six months later! Their selection are great ideas for Christmas gifts for the green fingered person in your life!
If these don’t tickle your fancy, how about something extremely unique? Why not buy the person you love a ticket to win their dream home for just £25? Just head to https://www.winamegahome.co.uk/ to give a ticket for a gift – all that needs to be done is registering and answering a question with the competition being drawn on the 31st of December 2018. You’ve got to be in it to win it, after all!
I hope this selection of gift ideas gives you some food for thought – what are you most hoping for this Christmas?