With Christmas on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about what you are going to buy your nearest and dearest. To help you on your merry way, I’ve been busy working away on a variety of gift guides that I’ll be sharing on the blog over the next few weeks. There are Christmas gift ideas for her and him, guides for toddlers and bigger boys and girls and present ideas that cater for new parents too. I have pulled together my pick of the best gift ideas and whether you are looking to splash the cash or working to a budget, there are ideas for every wallet.
To kick off my series of Christmas gift guides, I’m going to start with Christmas gift ideas for her:
This deceptively spacious bag, is the perfect ‘weekend travel bag’. Not only does it look super pretty, it also folds neatly into its matching pouch, so it doesn’t take up much space in a suitcase if she wanted to take it on her jollys and return with an extra bag full of holiday paraphernalia (and hopefully a present or two for you!).
Totally scrumptious, these truffles will be a huge hit with the ladies in your life.
3 // Scamp and Dude Supersoft Sweatshirt, £50
This is on the top of my Christmas list and I hope it will find its way under the tree on Christmas Day! Scamp & Dude is, according to the fashion bible itself, Vogue’s ‘favourite new children’s clothing range’ but they also make gorgeous ‘grown up’ clothes too including this coral fade out super soft sweatshirt with leopard and lightning bolt print.
4 // Case Station Phone Case, £various
Make sure her iphone is super stylish with this practical and beautiful ‘Lezlee Elliot designed’ iPhone case. If this print isn’t up her street, check out the numerous smartphone artist cases in ‘Case Station Artist Collaborations‘ and find the perfect case that reflects her spirit. Or, if you think she’d like a more personalised case, use a photo of your own instead.
5 // Beards and Daisies, Letterbox flowers subscription, From £59.99
Give the gift that keeps on giving this Christmas with a fabulous floral subscription from Beards and Daisies. Choose a 3 month subscription and she’ll love you that little bit more every month when a gorgeous bunch of flowers lands on her doorstep.
6 // SWYC Personalised Khaki Rucksack, £68
If you’re a regular Hello Baby Blog reader, you’ll know about the love I have for SWYC and their gorgeous wares. This khaki rucksack is no exception. Personalised with initials of your choice (in a choice of 6 colours), this canvas rucksack has leather straps, stylish brass fastenings and numerous inner and outer pockets making it practical for busy people on the go.
7 // Braun FaceSpa 851V, £74.99
Braun FaceSpa lets you enjoy three treatments with one device – by simply switching the attachments. It’s the world‘s first facial epilator & cleansing brush system boasting proven results and is 6x more effective than a manual face wash. I have one and I can honestly say it’s brilliant!
Erno Laszlo’s overnight formula goes on weightlessly, delivering unprecedented moisture and locking in vital nutrients while you rest. A true breakthrough in beauty sleep, its NASA-inspired memory gel texture melts into your complexion replenishing the moisture skin can lose overnight (up to 25% of its levels). Wake up hydrated, restored and refreshed. It’s a real treat for your skin.
9 // Umbra Prisma Jewellery Stand, £25
Store jewellery in style, with this contemporary Prisma jewellery stand by Umbra. Great for all jewellery, the top bars easily carry necklaces, the crossbars in the middle are ideal for earrings and the bottom is great for storing day to day pieces. Designed by Sung Wood Park, I love the contemporary look and sleek finish.
This pampering parcel of treats will keep hands beautifully smooth, supple and silky right through the working week, ready to celebrate festive weekends. Six pocket-sized tubes of shea butter enriched Hand Therapy offer a little tender loving care to winter worn hands. Choose daily from our renowned and nurturing Gardeners, revitalizing and restorative La Source, dreamy Caribbean Island Wild Flowers, sensitive skin soothing Goatmilk & Oat, hydrating Rosewater & Pink Peppercorn and our uplifting Pear & Pink Magnolia to charm and delight the senses.
11 // Wouf Large Pouch, £19.99
Wouf are a new brand to me and I absolutely love their bold and vibrant designs. The large pouch range offers the beauty of a clutch bag for a night out, or is ideal as a good sized makeup bag for home. The print is on both sides and looks amazing, made using technically canvas and printed with eco inks the vivid colours are stunning and the detailing second to none.
12 // Taste of Bettys Wicker Hamper, £65
Who doesn’t love a Christmas hamper?! And they don’t come much better than this handsome wicker hamper filled with Bettys favourites and festive treats, including a small hand-iced Christmas cake, adorable Swiss milk chocolate Moonlight Owls, seasonal Spiced Plum & Port Preserve, Betty’s much-loved Yorkshire Shortbread Biscuits, some nibble-able Milk Chocolate Almonds, and Betty’s enchanting new Christmas bauble filled with dark chocolate coated orange and lemon jellies. To round off the feast, Betty’s have chosen a bottle of La Petite Perrière Sauvignon Blanc, bursting with fresh, citrus fruit flavours.
13 // Umbra Gridart Wooden Photo Display, £27.95
This photo display holder from Umbra is so pretty. Holding 16 photos and a great size overall (43 x 43 x 2.9 cm) it reminds me off an instagram grid and it will look stunning in any room of the home.
14 // SWYC Name Tag Necklaces, from £24
I love these bespoke handmade necklaces where your choice of word, saying or date is metal stamped across a matte finished Iron bar. They are super simple but look incredible and I especially love them layered up as shown above. They have a huge celebrity following and I featured them on the blog here if you want to get some more inspiration.
Although it’s perhaps not the first present you’d think to buy on these gloomy Winter days, I adore this watermelon sunglasses case. With its hard shell, it will keep your sunglasses scratch free and safe when not in use and is perfect for those jetting off in search of Winter Sun.
I absolutely love these bespoke prints by the super talented Vicky, the lovely lady behind In No Particular Order (INPOLife). Whether it be family names or a short quote, Vicky can design a ‘justaline’ print personal to you in either A4 or A3.
17 // Solu Candles, From £12.50
You can never go wrong with a scented candle and the whole collection from Solu Candles smell divine. All Solu candles are hand poured in Cheshire and made using 100% soy wax and premium fragrance oils, ensuring a high quality, clean burn.
18 // SAMAYA Pitta Anti-ageing Treatment Oil, £79
SAMAYA is an all-natural skincare brand based on Ayurvedic principles, which helps you achieve samadosha or a ‘perfect balance’ in your life, beginning with your skin. Ayurveda is based on the belief that in order to achieve and maintain balance, we should pay attention to our lifestyle as a whole and to do this, first we must establish our dosha type. Discovering your dosha type will help you to select the best SAMAYA skincare routine for you. My dosha type is Pitta and I’ve fallen in love with this anti-ageing treatment oil. Not only does this treatment oil smell amazing (it has a subtle hint of Jasmine), it also does wonders for your skin by targeting the signs of skin-ageing, visibly reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
19 // Bon Voyage XL Travel Pouch, £22
I never travel anywhere without my super handy Bon Voyage Travel Pouch from Alphabet Bags. It’s the perfect size for all of my important documents, passports and travel essentials and ensures that I have everything to hand in one place. The hand drawn design has been screen printed in mustard yellow ink onto lovely thick canvas with a black cotton lining.
20 // The Ordinary Skincare, £various
If you’re looking for more affordable skincare gifts, look no further than Canadian brand ‘The Ordinary’ that has revolutionised the beauty industry by offering active ingredients in no-frills packaging at affordable prices (most items are under £10). There are sooooo many products that I swear by and use on a daily basis, but for a more comprehensive guide check out Victoria Health’s super helpful guide which will hopefully help you work out what you need for your skin type.
21 // Pickering’s Gin Baubles, £27.75
The perfect gift for the gin lover in your life. A set of six colourful baubles, each filled with 50ml of Pickering’s Gin, just enough for a double gin and tonic for each of your dinner guests.
22 // Retro Letter Board, £44.99
Out are the boring light boxes and in are the retro feel letter boards! This fab letter board comes with a pack of 286 letters, numbers and symbols and is supplied with eye-loops on the back of the board for hanging and mounting.
I hope this ‘Christmas gift ideas for her’ guide has given you some festive inspiration. What will you be buying the ladies in your life this Christmas?
Disclosure: A number of these products have been gifted for the purpose of this guide.