Christmas will be here before we know it and with new lockdowns, many of us will be shopping online. Here are a few ideas, do check out my baby’s first Christmas gift ideas too.
Boostology have created a way to scent your room naturally using a potpourri of beautiful black volcanic rocks. These hand-finished Lava and Obsidian stones are encased in a matt black glass jar, which is topped with a fiery red Agate stone lid.
Simply add 6-10 drops of essential oil to the stones; the porous Lava acts like a sponge, soaks up the essential oil and then slowly releases the lovely aroma into your room.
This essential oil diffuser is elegant, long-lasting and reusable – no part of it gets thrown away – this makes it an eco-friendlier way to scent your room. It uses no electricity and no flames which can pollute your living space. Boostology also plants a tree for every order placed.
Mr Wolf cooking spices
The new Mr Wolf Spices brand of seven pre-mixed dry spice blends will be available to purchase as a special Christmas Gift Box for cooking enthusiasts from 26th October until 31st December with two smaller gift sets of three popular blends available as alternative options. The seven blends are each presented in evocative 100g soft packs and normally retail for £69.79 for all seven but will be available for purchase in an elegant black Christmas gift box for £49.50, including postage within the UK. Alternatively, there will be an option to purchase a three-pack gift set in the 100g soft packs for £25 (normally £35) or three re-usable glass jars (30g each) of the same blends for £12.50 (normally £18).
Selected from a plethora of individual spices, each combination is designed to enrich and enhance the core flavour of all types of meats, poultry, seafood or vegetables. All the spices are plant-based and are expected to appeal to vegetarians looking to add some zest to otherwise bland dishes.
Sanctuary Spa sleep journal
Relieve everyday pressures & stresses & enhance your wellbeing to stay calm, de-stress & catch every ounce of sleep. Treat your mind with our advanced formulations with a scientifically proven fragrance to help you fall asleep quicker & for longer.
All Sanctuary Spa products are microbead free, paraben-free and against animal testing.
The sleep journal set includes 50ml Wellness Sleep Mist for Pillow & Face, 75ml De-Stress Intense Warming Body Balm Treatment, 30ml Beauty Sleep Recovery Leave On Face Mask and a sleep eye mask.
Asda personalised photo gifts
Our memories help shape who we are and our values in later life. A photograph is more than just an image, it captures a memory, a story, a moment in time – which can be relived and enjoyed over and over again. If you have a favourite picture of you and a loved one, that captures a happy moment in time, then why not go the extra mile and create a great gift that is guaranteed to draw a smile.
Asda has a wide range of gifts available, something for everyone, you’ll find something unique for any age, fashion and occasion. From jigsaws, bags, cushions, calendars, towels, phone cases, pet products, stationery, magnets, aprons and t-shirts.
Asyva skincare body oil
Their organic body oils are blended from nutrient-dense organic botanical oils. Rich in Vitamins and Antioxidants including Vitamin E and A and omega essential fatty acids, they deeply nourish the skin, leaving it naturally soft, radiant and moisturised.
They are made with organic food-grade oils, which provides undiluted and high concentration skincare products, packed full of vitamins and essentials fatty acids. Each organic body oil product is highly concentrated, and a few drops go a long way.
Each body oil is 94% organic, 100% free from fragrance, essential oils, preservatives, emulsifiers or any synthetic ingredients.
Vicki writes about everything from juggling work and family, to regaining your confidence after having a baby and battling imposter syndrome. An award-winning blogger and vlogger, in this book Vicki shares how to turn your passions into a business that suits the modern mum’s lifestyle. Mumboss is full of practical advice, tips and tricks to help fellow #mumbosses build their own business or return to work, while creating a personal brand and learning how to market yourself. Vicki’s funny, fresh approach to life and work as a mum has brought her a loyal fanbase and a brilliantly successful business: her blog Honest Mum is one of the UK’s most popular parenting and lifestyle sites, and the blog combined with Vicki’s social channels has an average monthly reach of 3 million.
Tropic Helping Hands Collection
It’s not just hand cream we’ve been accustomed to keeping within reach, it’s hand sanitiser too, and this super cute duo contains both our Keep It Clean hand sanitiser and our Calm Balm. A must for those on the go or anyone with mucky offspring to tend to, it’s also a brilliant secret Santa gift because there’s no-one who wouldn’t benefit.
Plus, 50% of all profits from this collection will be donated to the Trussell Trust, which works to stop UK hunger and poverty with a network of food banks.
Tropic skincare are 100% naturally derived ingredients, made in the UK with delivery worldwide, they offer 30-day money-back guarantee on all products. They are approved by Cruelty-Free International, are certified by the Vegan Society and are a certified carbon neutral company.
The Pieces of Ourselves
I loved this book and will be buying more from the author.
Flora “doesn’t do people”, not since the incident that led to her leaving school midway through her GCSEs. The Incident that led to her being diagnosed with bipolar II. The Incident that left her in pieces.
Until Hal arrives. He’s researching a story about a missing World War I soldier, and he wants Flora’s help. Flora used to love history before the Incident, but spending so much time with Hal is her worst nightmare.
Yet as they begin to piece together the life of the missing soldier, a life of lost love, secrets and lies, Flora finds a piece of herself falling for Hal.
Batch coffee gift box
With 15 years of combined experience in the coffee industry throughout the world, the team at BATCH are obsessed with finding the best coffee in the UK. They then select two of the best for their gift boxes. You choose how you want the beans, according to how the coffee will be used, whether whole bean, in a cafetiere, aeropress, espresso machine etc. Each box makes around 30 coffees. They are ethically sourced and fairtrade. If you want to make the gift last longer, you could also sign up for their coffee subscription rather than the gift box.
My Chronicle Book Box
A book subscription for book lovers of the crime, mystery, science fiction and fantasy. You can choose whether to have a box of crime and mystery fiction or a box of science fiction and fantasy.
Books by award-winning authors carefully reviewed and selected for each box. Recent releases only, so you can have confidence even the most prolific reader will have something new to read. Hardback, signed first edition books only to ensure value for money, then gift wrapped and tied with string.
Author exclusives obtained to give an insight to each book and author, for example, letters written personally for their book boxes and question and answer interviews.
Bookish goodies included making each box the perfect gift for book lovers. Each luxury themed item is handpicked from UK artisans, chosen to complement the books and reading experience.
Neve’s bee lip balm set
This eco-friendly present includes not one, not two, but three of their most popular 100% natural beeswax lip balms packed in our recyclable gift box. Includes 1 Lemon & Lime Lip Balm, 1 Sweet Grapefruit Lip Balm and 1 Honey Vanilla Lip Balm.
Neve’s Bees products are 100% natural with no paraffin, no parabens or other artificial preservatives or emulsifiers, just pure beeswax from their bees in West Oxfordshire, natural plant and seed oils and precious essential oils which make their products smell great and leave your lips feeling soft and supple! Plus, they donate 5p from every sale to the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust.
Buying high end and luxury fragrances can be expensive. Normally, getting the best price means buying the biggest bottle. Enter Subscents. They stock the best perfumes and aftershaves from all around the world. Then they bottle them up into smaller bottles. So, their customers are able to purchase their favourite scents at more affordable prices. Bigger isn’t always better! Delivery is free as standard and they have a loyalty system in the works – the more you buy, the more you can save!
Lumin clarifying body wash
Lumin Clarifying Body Wash is formulated with tea tree oil to effectively clean and promote clearer skin, plus aloe vera and jojoba oil to nourish you whole and prevent dryness.
Lumin have a range of hair and body products. They also have a Lumin Heroes Programme where they want to thank those that are serving their communities, and country, with lifelong discounts on their products. This includes healthcare workers, law enforcement, fire fighters and other first responders, active military and veterans and non-profit organisations.
Create your own calm
In a world that’s increasingly chaotic and uncertain, Create your own calm sets kids on a path to becoming emotionally resilient and helps them to take practical, positive steps towards being calm and happy.
Full of simple, practical ideas to help manage feelings of stress, anger and anxiety. Fun activities that can be done on their own or with friends and family. Try out yoga, grow a pizza garden or go cloud watching. Learn about the surprising science behind emotions along the way. From award-winning blogger and author of Create your own happy.
The 2020 edition of the Christmas blend from Perky Blenders features coffees from two great producing countries: Kenya and Brazil.
The Kenyan coffee is a mix of the two well-known SL28 and SL34 varieties. The coffee cherries were produced by a group of 400 small scale farmers in Nyeri County in the Central region of Kenya. They were then de-pulped, washed (and re-washed), dried and prepared for export at the Mahiga Factory.
The Brazilian coffee component of this blend is a naturally processed Yellow Catuai produced by Fazenda Capim Branco. The farm has been in the Andrade family since 1901 and is located in the Cerrado Mineiro region, north of the Minas Gerais state.
In the cup, the Brazilian component is providing comfort: brown sugar sweetness and plenty of hazelnuts, chocolate and berries notes. The Kenyan component is bringing the merriness by layering the blend with all sorts of juicy orange and red currant flavours as well as hints of spiciness.
HelloWhisky collaborates with leading distilleries and bottlers to bring you whisky you would have otherwise never discovered. Every 2 months they select one high quality bottle of whisky, these may be small batch, exclusive, or just very tasty, to send to their members.
You can subscribe to their subscription service, or select their 3 bottle Christmas Special.
They’re the perfect gift for your whisky loving friend or family member! The first shipment leaves on December 19th in time for Christmas, so be sure to sign up before our cut off on the December 17th.
Nordgreen creates elegant and luxurious timepieces that are long-lasting and made from first-rate materials. Their experienced watchmakers pour excellent craftsmanship into every watch, ensuring that a lot of time is spent on the wristwatch then ends up adorning your wrist.
Not only do they make excellent watches but when you shop with them on Black Friday, you can rest assured that you’re supporting a reputable company. They care about the planet and have partnered with three charitable organisations, that focus on different global issues. Purchasing one of their watches will help to provide clean water and education for members of impoverished communities and support the preservation of the Amazon rain forest.
For your chance to win a Nordgreen Infinity Black Mesh watch worth £169, enter using the app below. Good luck!
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