Bumper Christmas Gift Guide 2020

by - 29 November

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It's the end of November so do you know what that means? It's almost Christmas! which means it is now time for my annual Christmas Gift Guide. Read on to find out what's included in this years edition.

The categories I have this year are as follows:

Food & Drink
Subscription/Gift Boxes
Pampered Pets
Toys & Games
For The Men
Homeware
Fashion And Accessory Lovers
Everything Else

So let's get started.

Food & Drink



 
Chocolate is arguably one of the best things to receive at Christmas and Guylian has some of the best chocolates around. Guylian's Temptations include 4 mixed flavours which include Milk Truffle, Original Praline, Crunchy Biscuit and Caramel so perfect for anyone who loves trying new flavours. 
 

One for the kids now. ProYouth Nutrition is aimed at active, sporty children to support their digestive system and encouraging them to make healthier choices in life. With various flavours available including Choco Brownie, Banana Split and Vanilla Delight, there is bound to be one your child likes.


 
Mince pies are a classic staple at Christmas and OGGS are no exception. They are super yummy and what's even better is that they are vegan and they come in sustainable packaging. Win, win in my book. They are available to buy from Sainsbury's. 
 
 

 
The curry night kit from Spice Pots contains 4 Indian curry powders paired with 8 curry recipes. They are the perfect gift for a curry lover or as inspiration for family meals. Each set can make 8 family-friendly meals so well worth it for anyone who loves to cook.
 

For any gin lovers in your life, the winter edition of the Rock Rose gin would be a great gift for them. This gin is made with spruce tips so is technically a Christmas tree gin. It's definitely perfect for this occasion. It comes from a multi-award-winning distillery so you know it's going to be good. 
 

If you are looking for another gin option then consider Bobby's Schiedam Gin. It's a Dutch-Indonesian hybrid which celebrates the 150-year shared history between the two. The recipe blends juniper with whole clove, cubeb pepper, cinnamon, lemongrass, rose hips, fennel and coriander meaning it's spicy and fragrant.
 

Another excellent foodie gift is this limited edition gingerbread almond butter from Pip & Nut. It'd make for a lovely little gift or stocking filler and what's even better is that for every jar that is sold a donation of 25p will be made to the Hackney Foodbank so it's generous all round. 
 

If peanut butter is more their thing why not try jackpot's peanut butter? It makes a perfectly delicious stocking filler and for any of your naughtier family and friends, there is an option to add their name with an expletive to make it more personalised. For every pot sold a £1 donation goes to the Music Venue Trust who 'protect, secure and improve' music venues.

 

If you have been around on my blog for a while you may remember me mentioning the Mermaid Gin in last years Christmas gift guide, well this time around I'm here to talk about the vodka version! With its amazing scaled bottle, the mermaid salt vodka not only makes a great drinking gift but it looks the part too. It is shot through with a pinch of locally sourced sea salt which enhances its smoothness and subtle flavour. 
 
 


The 2020 edition of Perky Blenders Christmas blend features coffee from Kenya and Brazil. It has the taste notes of candied fruit, orange and caramel which make it the perfect Christmas coffee. You can find out more information about the origin of the coffee over on their website as well as information about the artists of the fantastic packaging design.



While this is technically not a food item, it is something which allows your receiver to create their own fantastic food by following the recipes. The book features 40 farmers from all over the British Isles as they share their recipes and stories and what British farming means to them. It is the perfect gift for anyone who wants to create the best British food dishes out there.

Subscription/Gift Boxes




Social Stories Club is an ethical gift-box company who will introduce you and your recipient to a world of social ventures and it means you will be supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals with your purchase. Each product in these gift boxes tell a unique story of social impact and they raise awareness plus your recipient will get to try some fabulous products. What's not to love?



What's better than going out every month to pick up your favourite magazine? Having it delivered to your door is what. A magazine subscription would make a great gift as it is something continuous to look forward to and enjoy. With subscriptions ranging over various types of magazine, there will be something for every reader out there. Hearst have many magazines available including but not limited to Cosmopolitan (which I am subscribed to myself), ELLE, Harper's Bazaar, ELLE Decoration, RED, Country Living, Men's Health and many, many more!



The blue coffee box subscription is exactly what it says on the tin. A subscription box of coffee. With handpicked arabica gourmet coffee from 22 countries, selected for your taste preference, it is freshly hand-roasted in the UK and delivered in letterbox packaging. You can pick one bag or one box which includes 2 bags of coffee and it's free UK delivery. If you use code LM3 you will get £3 off any product on their website. A coffee-lover will surely appreciate this gift.



Each month PJ Dayzzz send out a subscription box with a fresh new pair of pyjamas along with a selection of other goodies and treats so your recipient can indulge in an evening of self-care. You pick the size and the parcel is then wrapped and sent with love.
 

Pampered Pets



 
Perfect for any pampered pooch in your life, Sniffe & Likkit have a whole range of dog grooming products for your fabulous dogs. Products available include 3-in-1 brightening and conditioning shampoo, dry shampoo, fragrant fur coat conditioning mist, paw-kit cleansing wipes and paw protection balm, there is sure to be something great to keep your pooch pampered.
 

What better way to introduce your dog to Christmas than letting them have their own advent calendar? Let them count down to Christmas alongside you. Each day they will get a little treat and then on Christmas day give them their Christmas gift box which includes 2 boxes of complete wet food and 2 boxes of mini-bone dog treats. Your pooch will love you forever! 

Toys & Games




One for the kids now (or any adult who likes fun), in the form of this Wicked indoor boomer. With a flight range of 4-6 metres, it allows you to throw and catch in the confines of a bedroom, office, living room and more. Made from a special memorang foam, it means it's nice and soft so will keep whoever else is inside safe!
 

Jaques London has a huge range of various toys & games available so perfect for any family looking to receive fun things to do this year. Board games and family games are making a huge comeback so now is the best time to invest in them! My two favourites from the Jaques website are this lovely chess set and these double-six dominoes. Classic games from my childhood that I can't wait to play again.



You may recall I previously spoke about Wentworth Puzzles in my Mother's Day Gift Guide which featured the Spring Sakura Seasonal Jigsaw Puzzle, well I had A LOT of fun doing that jigsaw which is why I am recommending them again. This time I'm going to be trying one of their Christmas Puzzles in the form of this Christmas Market scene. These puzzles are different from other jigsaws as the pieces aren't the classic shape but they are in shapes relating to the puzzle itself. This makes the creation a lot harder but a lot more fun too. Why not pick a puzzle for you and a loved one to create memories together with?
 
 


While this isn't technically a toy or a game, I'm putting it into this category as it closely relates to them. For this gift idea, I'm talking about Holibops which is a sound effects box. The box creates various sounds that you will associate with going away on holiday. It was created in 2020 for anyone who missed their holidays this year. The idea started as a lockdown project and is all about making people laugh and make light in the middle of a bad situation. I certainly had fun discovering all of the sounds. Holibops are also donating 10% of every sale to support mental health in Ireland and the UK so it's a fantastic item all around.
 

 For The Men




Got a guy who likes to style his hair? Then get him a tin of either Zeus Pomade or Hades Matte Paste. They both use natural ingredients and they are great for the environment. The paste is ideal for fine and medium hair to make it appear thickened which ensures a light hold without weighing it down and the pomade is for the classic slick back look with a glossy natural finish.



MANSCAPED have the perfect gifts for any man in your life. The Perfect Package 3.0 includes The Lawn Mower 3.0, Crop Preserver, Crop Reviver, Magic Mat, The Shed and a pair of Manscaped boxers. The Shears 2.0 kit includes slant tip tweezers, rounded-tip scissors, fingernail clippers and a medium grit nail file. The perfect gifts to keep men's below-the-waist grooming and hygiene in check.
 
 
Lumin makes a fantastic gift for men this Christmas and will change their skincare routine for the better. Men's skin is vastly different to women's and Lumin knows that so they have created quality skincare with experts from across the globe to deliver the best that is available at affordable prices.



Another fantastic gift for men is these black driving gloves from Trendhim. They have an elastic wrist for perfect sizing and ventilation holes in the knuckles. If gloves aren't what you are looking for then Trendhim has a whole other range of men's accessories and products available.

Homeware



Ink & Drop
Lips Drawing Watercolour Style Print

These 3 prints from Ink & Drop go perfectly together and would make a great addition to any room in your loved ones home. Looking for different prints? Check out Ink & Drop as they have loads of other prints in all manners of styles and colours available.


Starshine Design

With a festive robin design, this cute little cushion would make the perfect Christmas gift for someone. If you want to get them a non-Christmas themed cushion then the bee on flower design would be a great choice too. There are many more designs on the Starshine Design website so be sure to check them out. 


 
 Georgea Blakey is the artist behind these gorgeous animal designs. She creates animal and equestrian art, decor, gifts and portraits, many of which are created from recycled drinks labels. If you want to buy a unique piece for a loved one that is sustainable then Georgea Blakey Art is the way to go. 



INTUI  have various candles for every mood. You could get Focus and Meditate, Energise and Uplift, Inspire and Stimulate or Relax and Nourish. They also do eye pillows in gorgeous designs and smaller travel candles to take on your journeys. The perfect self-care gift for a loved one to help create a sense of balance in a stressed-out world.
 

 Why not get them something totally unique and different in the form of this coconut bowl. It's an all-natural alternative to regular bowls which means it's very eco-friendly plus it will sure to be a talking point at any parties they have.
 

 Fashion And Accessory Lovers




I have mentioned Love Leggings in a previous gift guide and I'm featuring them again as they are my favourite leggings. I now have a black pair and a white pair and I wear them quite often. Usually under my trousers in winter as an extra layer or with skirts and dresses to keep me warmer. They are nice, soft and thick which is always a good thing when it comes to leggings. Love Leggings have many colours and styles available so there is something for everyone. They also do leggings for children and have a sports category too.
 

Muru Jewellery has a huge range of gorgeous jewellery suited to everyone. With options to personalise the colour, chain type and length, you can easily buy different pieces to mix and match with. The four I chose go so well together as well as apart. Your loved one will definitely appreciate some jewellery pieces from Muru Jewellery.  



Glencroft is a Yorkshire-based small family-run business based in a 200-year-old converted cow barn. They make sustainable British-made clothing and accessories which are made from natural products such as sheepskin, wool and Harris Tweed. The scarves I've mentioned are made using sustainable cashmere and come gift wrapped in tissue paper and a gift box, making it the perfect Christmas gift.



Scaramanga has various beautiful leather bags available in a whole range of different styles. The leather bags make for a reliable and classic bag. They are lovingly made and will be a very much appreciated gift for your loved one. This saddle bag has a comfortable arm strap and comes with room to fit your daily essentials in.



A comfy, classic hoodie is always a fabulous gift to get someone and this one from The Miracles Store is no exception, with the word Blessed on the front it's a lovely inspiring piece. The Miracles store also have a range of other items including mugs and childrenswear, all things with inspiring messaging.



Sloafer has a unique collection of shoes that are known as sneakerpumps. They are created by a husband and wife duo. Lucy, who is a ballet fan refused to wear sneakers but her husband, a sneaker fan, wanted her to be in comfort when she was pregnant and they couldn't find anything that meshed the two together until they created Sloafer - 'the perfect sneaker ballerina combination'. They can be worn anywhere, whether that be on the school run or even when we can go travelling again.


 
Miss Milly have a gorgeous range of jewellery, scarves and accessories available with styles for just about everyone. They have many beautiful designs in lovely colours with standout pieces. You can find out more about Miss Milly by checking out their About Us page which will give you insight into their journey.
 

 Know someone who has an Apple watch? Why not get them a jazzy new strap for it from The Watch Strap Co? With various designs, fabrics and colours, there will be something for every Apple watch owner to love. My two favourites are the Snow Leopard design and the Oxford design in pink.



Ravetta Designs have many beautiful and unique handmade British jewellery designs. From their little gemstones collection to their vintage queen collection, there is something for every jewellery lover on their site. Each piece is lovingly handmade and is rich in symbolism which means each piece is a momento to a moment in time. Remind them how much you love them with a Ravetta Design.
 

 Onesies from Kigurumi

Kigurumi have many types of onesies for adults available. They have various colours, characters and more so be sure to check it out and buy your loved ones favourite character for them. Plus they are super soft and comfortable. Bonus! 

Everything Else




Know someone who always has a mess of tangled cables and accessories? Why not consider getting them a Dapper Wrapper from STM goods? They come in 3 colours which are granite black, slate blue and windsor wine. They will become organisation pros in no time and will never have another cable or accessory out of place again.



VASO glass straws are eco-friendly as they are sustainable, reusable and recyclable which is brilliant for anyone who is looking for small ways to help save the planet. VASO are on a mission to help reduce the number of plastic straws that are wasted each year so why not join them by buying your loved one a set of these straws and buy a set for yourself while you are at it!
 

I have mentioned BuyAGift before in one of my last gift guides but I wanted to mention them again as it is such a fantastic idea! They sell many different 'experiences' including spa days, nights away, afternoon tea, wine tasting, supercar driving experiences and so so much more! It is a very unique idea as you can buy them a box such as the Christmas experience box and they can then choose which experience they want to go on themselves, you never know they might even take you with them!



I'm seriously in love with Inkifi's personalised notebook collection. They sell such beautiful designs and the notebooks themselves are such high quality. I picked the Leopard design and I personalised it so it said my name along with Lucy's notes underneath. You can personalise it to say anything you want. This is one beautiful gift. Inkifi also sell prints, photobooks, wall art and calendars too.



With three different scents to choose from the Xmas hand & body duo gift set makes for a lovely gift. The scent choices are woodland citrus which is reminiscent of spruce trees and fragrant hot cider, pomegranate spruce which is a fusion of juicy pomegranate seeds and spruce essential oil and lastly peppermint cream which is peppermint scent mixed with creamy vanilla. Check out their website as they have many more gorgeous skincare and body care products.

So which of these items in this Christmas gift guide did you like the most? Let me know below and while you are here why not check out more of my Christmas content?
Stick around because there will be some giveaways coming which will feature some of these items!

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