With less than one month until the big day, if you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet, then now’s the time to get organised! Whether it’s for your mum, sister, partner or friend, the pressure is on to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. With so many options out there, check out my favourite Christmas gift ideas at all price ranges for the whole family!
Hotel Chocolat Stocking Fillers, £8 each
Hotel Chocolat is the destination to go to find gifts and stocking fillers for all the family! Their award-winning luxurious chocolates make the ideal gifts and you can go as big or small as you want. Their special Christmas gift range starts at only £2 and goes all the way up to £500 for one of their extra, extra, extra-extravagant gift hampers!
I’m looking forward to gifting these delicious treats to my family this Christmas. I think the Portly Penguins will be a big hit with the whole family – they’re 40% milk chocolate with big white chocolate tummies! At £8 they would also make a great Secret Santa gift if you’re stuck with buying for someone awkward in the office and if you’re not quite sure what they like! I’m going to give the Chocolate Gingerbread Men to my brother in law because he’s ginger and his surname is Mann.. haha aren’t I witty!
Adexe Watch, £109
A quality, luxury timepiece makes a great Christmas gift for anyone – male or female. The contemporary range of fashionable and functional watches from Adexe are unisex so can be worn by anyone! This is the MAC Grande watch in black and rose gold and is 100% produced and designed in-house. I love the classic, minimalist design which would suit both male and female wearers.
The watch casing is made from hand-polished stainless steel with a curved hardened crystal face and handmade genuine Italian leather strap. All Adexe watches also come with a pair of pre-set extra straps and come beautifully gift boxed. Plus, all purchases made through the official website have a lifetime warranty.
Paddywax Candles, £20
Treat someone to a Paddywax festive Christmas scented candle this winter. Paddywax an artisan candle company and industry leader in hand-poured, fragrance-infused, soy wax blended candles. They are based in Nashville, Tennessee and all of their candles are made and handpoured in the USA. They use the finest ingredients to create a fragrance story that complements the colour and style of each design.
All of the candles they produce come in lovely packaging so they make great gifts. Paddywax’s Mercury Prism collection candles are topped with a cork lid and a festive gift tag. The candle that I tried is the Spiced Citrus and Saffron fragrance which has slightly spicy notes and smells very Christmassy!
They also do a selection of boxed festive scented candles including these in Wassail and Spice and Balsam and Berries. The candles burn for up to 50 hours and once the wax is used up, you can recycle, reuse and rekindle the pretty frosted glass vessels. The festive fragrances are scented with the finest natural and essential oils would make a delightful home addition for the holiday season.
I Love Cosmetics Bodycare Treats
‘I Love Cosmetics’ is a British brand dedicated to producing bath and body products which are bursting full of fragrance and natural, skin loving ingredients. Their online store has a whole array of beautiful scented bath and body treats, from bubbly shower gels to deliciously scented lip balms. The vast majority of their products are made in the UK and they’re also vegan friendly and against animal testing.
They have a range of scented body wash and hand and nail cream duo gift sets which come in different fragrances including Vanilla Milk, Glazed Raspberry and Violet Dreams. Their Signature Selection Box contains six travel sized best-selling body washes and would make the perfect pamper gift. I Love Cosmetics now also do fragranced candles packaged up within beautifully printed canvas gift bags and burn for over 40 hours.
Personalised Couples Cheese Board, £24.95
I have been wanting a proper cheese board for ages so this is a gift to myself! This personalised cheese board from Personalised Gift Shop is the perfect gift for couples who are cheese obsessed like I am. It includes four different wooden handled specialist cheese knives with stainless steel handles including a cheese fork, stilton knife, and a cheddar knife.
You open up the knife compartment by sliding the top half of the board and the knives are neatly stored inside. The cheese board is made from quality, solid hevea wood which is environmentally friendly and it can be personalised by engraving names on the surface. It would make a wonderful gift for a newly married couple!
One Gin, £42
This British IWSC Gold award winning gin is the gift for your boozier friends and family! But One Gin is not your usual bottle of premium gin, as it’s also life changing. One Gin has raised over £17 million to fund life changing water projects in the world’s poorest communities.
Every bottle sold has 10% of the profit donated to The One Foundation to fund the provision of safe clean water for those most in need. You can help to give the gift of clean water, hope and a future to someone in need this Christmas.
This premium hand crafted gin is produced in England and is distinctively fresh with aromatic notes of citrus, a hint of spice and a warm, smooth savoury finish. It blends nine core botanicals from around the world along with fresh English sage and is perfect for making some festive cocktails over the Christmas period! One Gin is available in John Lewis & Partners, selected Tesco stores and online at thespiritofone.com.
Starry Night Hamper, £39.99
Nothing says Christmas more than an old-fashioned hamper brimming with all sorts of tasty festive delights! This is the Starry Nights hamper from Prestige Hampers and it comes in a beautiful, solid, wooden trunk filled with all the family favourites.
It includes delicious buttermilk rum hot chocolate crumbly fudge, crisps, almonds, chocolates, shortbread biscuits and tea. Prestige Hampers have a range of other Christmas hampers including cheese and wine, beer, sweets and chocolate, so you can find something for everyone!
L’Occitane Hand Cream Set, £21
I think my Mum is going to just love this little stocking filler! This limited edition design hand cream trio from L’Occitane comes packaged within a limited edition starry, pop-art designed tin from fashion house, CASTELBAJAC Paris.
This hand pampering treat includes three travel sized hand creams in different fragrances; delightful rose, delightful tea light, and the the iconic, award winning shea butter. The Shea Butter tube is my favourite and it’s enriched with 20% shea butter as well as a blend of almond, honey, and coconut oil and smells just lovely. These rich hand creams are sure to nourish, protect and soften dry hands whilst also leaving them beautifully scented – and would make a wonderful little pressie!
101 Tiny Changes to Brighten Your Day by Ailbhe Malone, £9.99
I’m not usually a bookish person but this eye-catching little book really appealed to me. Ailbhe Malone is Lifestyle Editor at BuzzFeed UK and her book 101 Tiny Changes to Brighten Your Day is a friendly book of tips on how to look after yourself and your mental health. But not in a patronising, in-your-face way – just sweet little steps to help to lighten your mood a little.
It would be a great gift for anyone with anxiety issues or those looking for a bit of encouragement. Helpful little tips include finding a moment in your day to pause and recharge rather than trying to push through a whole day, and say no if plans or commitments overwhelm you; don’t be afraid to cancel or rearrange. There’s also some cute little illustrations in there too!
Personalised Photo Calendar, £21.99
Photo gifts are a great way to make the most out of your best captured moments and a way to save those special memories. I always get my Mum a personalised photo calendar from Photobox and select lots of the best family photos from over the past year. This year my nephew was born so I included lots of cute baby shots and also included a few photos of the cats!
It’s really easy to upload your photos and rearrange them into an order that you like. I always try to put the photos in a seasonal order so the holiday photos are on the summer month pages and the Christmas pics are in November and December! You can also pick a calendar theme so that the background has a colourful pattern, you can add a personal message on the front, and you can even add special dates such as birthdays!
There are a variety of personalised calendars available as well as diaries, or you could try something totally different like a cushion cover, a mug, or a jigsaw puzzle!
Personalised Rose Gold Glass Jewellery Box, £29.99
Personalised gifts are perfect presents for loved ones as they can be treasured forever. The Gift Experience are a family-run business specialising in personalised gifts. They have a wide range of really lovely gifts available including personalised embroidered soft toys, cushions, wash bags, and loads more for the whole family.
This elegant personalised rose gold glass jewellery box would make a great addition to any dressing table. The trinket box is edged in rose gold with a mirrored bottom, and the glass lid can be engraved with a message up to 50 characters. The trinket box could be used to keep jewellery safe or as an organizer for small bits like hair accessories or safety pins.