Christmas is coming, and you’ve probably started planning your Christmas shopping already. I find it difficult to go to the shops and start looking for gifts for my loved ones, there’s always so much choice that I never know where to start.
In this Christmas gift guide you will find wonderful gift ideas for women and men, I included some great ideas that include watches, accessories, clothes, perfume, beauty items and many more. I hope that this gift guide inspires you and makes your Christmas shopping less stressful!
If you’re shopping for a lady that loves accessories and jewellery, she will love this Ted Baker Swarovski Crystal Heart Necklace, paired with heart cuff shown below. Add a little sparkle to her Christmas this year with this heart pendant necklace! The delicate pendant houses a Swarovski crystal for an eye-catching finish.
This cuff is so pretty especially when it’s paired with the heart pendant necklace shown above. I love Ted Baker’s designs, they’re so delicate and girly. Simple but beautiful!
This Karen Milen chunky bangle is super stylish! I love cuff bracelets and own a few of them, but this design is my current favourite (I wear it all the time!). It goes so well with any simple outfit and can be worn with pretty much everything.
Available from my favourite watches retailer, Watches2U. This Radley ladies charm watch makes a unique timepiece with the cute Radley charm, and the black leather strap. It’s designed and constructed by Radley, and sold by Watches2U. I’ve been wearing this watch all the time for the past month, it’s currently my favourite.
This watch brand is new to me, but their watches are absolutely gorgrous! I love the clean designs of the Nordgreen watches designed by the Scandinavian watch designer Jakob Wagner. They offer a wonderful range for men and women there’s always something for everyone.
I picked up my favourites, one for men and one for women:
Since the beginning of this winter, I’ve been wearing this parka almost every single day. I have it in red and it’s so warm, comfortable, water and windproof, very well designed and durable! It’s built to withstand polar winters, but it’s also so perfect for the cold winters that we get in the UK. It’s not only functional, but it’s also flattering and a mix between the classic parka and a modern style.
This super stylish jacket is my husband’s current favourite. This jacket features a funnel neck (with button fastening) and has extra faux sheepskin at the interior for a snuggly feel and a stylish look.
It’s mainly made with a cotton mix so it’s not leather, and it’s machine washable and very easy to care for. This jacket makes an ideal gift for that man in your life, I can guarantee that he will love this jacket and will wear it all the time.
If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably have seen this jacket on my stories many times. This jacket is perfect for rainy days, as it’s completely waterproof and makes sure that I stay warm and dry. It’s also breathable and very comfy. I love the mulled wine colour, it’s a fun colour and always complements my outfits.
More reasons why I love this jacket:
- Fully breathable and waterproof coated 100% Polyester outer
- A large print lined hood with adjustable bungee loops
- Full zip with added popper fastened storm flap
- 100% Polyester lining to the body and hood with vibrant floral print
- Padded wadding to body, hood and sleeves
- Main seams have waterproof taping
- Two large popper closed hand pockets
Weird Fish Oban Jacket (£120)
This classicly styled jacket is very warm and stylish. Using an unusual pigment print to the outer and a heavy garment wash, Weird Fish have been able to create an authentic pre-worn look that’s perfect for many seasons to come. Super hard wearing and lightly wadded, with a quilted lining, giving warmth without the bulk. An easy and practical way to complete the everyday style of the man in your life, the Oban is packed full of functional and stylish details
More reasons why we love the Oban jacket:
- Panelled shoulders and elbows
- Soft cord trimmed collar with popper fasteners
- Full-length metal zip with embossed leather zip pull
- A storm flap with concealed snap fasteners
- Two patch pockets at the waist and two angled top pockets each with cord lined flaps and metal Weird Fish snap fasteners
- Embroidered Weird Fish logo on the top left pocket
- Quilted inner body lining
- Hidden internal pocket
Joules Elodie Print Quilted Jacket (£89.95)
I love Joules floral designs, their prints are so unique and feminine. This jacket is perfect for the coming spring season, it’s very lightweight and keeps you warm even when it’s freezing outside. It’s a stylish piece of outwear, and makes a gorgeous gift to that lady in your life!
This jacket is 100% polyester, it’s machine washable and very easy to care for.
Tomoto A-OK Hoody (£50)
I LOVE this brand! Tomoto is an eco-friendly brand that makes insanely soft tees and hoodies. All of their products are either made from organic cotton or a mix of bamboo and cotton. The packaging is made from recycled shoeboxes and is fully recyclable.
This hoody is carbon trust certified with 90% reduced CO2, and it’s just the softest and cosiest hoody that I’ve ever owned! It’s ethically manufactured using renewable green energy, and finally, it’s worth mentioning that their designs are very unique and absolutely gorgeous.
Whether you’re looking for a Christmas gift for a man or a woman, or just looking to buy a gift for yourself, I strongly recommend checking out Tomoto, it’s honestly a really lovely brand and I’m sure that you will love their products as much as I do.
Boody is a lovely Australian brand that designs simple, comfortable and attractive apparel with eco-friendly materials. Their products are made with sustainable materials and processes, mainly bamboo. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on earth. Their bamboo is grown in regenerating forests and requires far less water than traditional cotton. The viscose made from bamboo is blended with a touch of nylon and elastane to create a fabric that is superbly soft, stretchy and wrinkle-free. Boody is thermoregulating, breathable and eco-friendly; the perfect fit for you and for the planet.
I’ve been wearing their underwear for over a year now, and honestly, it’s my favourite brand when it comes to real comfort and seriously soft fabrics that are kind to the skin and the planet! I also very recently have tried their Active range, which is quite new. I absolutely love the designs, their leggings are amazing. Once you try them, you will never want to buy any other leggins ever again.
London Socks Company offers a fab range of luxury socks to men. This online sock brand is making sock shopping really easy, their socks have very stylish designs and it’s a great way to add colour and style to express your personality at work.
Their fast and secure online shop delivers the socks direct to your door. They also offer no-hassle, free returns, and just in case you wanted more… Their Sock Club subscription service delivers your new socks on autopilot. How convenient is that?!
About 50% of their customers purchase socks as gifts to their loved ones. Take a look at their carefully selected range of beautifully packaged gift boxes, and choose a set that the man in your life will love!
These socks make the perfect arty present to give to that art lover in your life this Christmas! This creative collection contains the wearable portraits of pop artist Roy Lichtenstoe, pattern-fanatic Yayoi Toesama, colour-crazy Feet Mondrian and surreal Sole-Adore Dali. All four artisans are gift-boxed in a beautiful box that’s perfect for Christmas.
Burlington Women Socks (£12)
Super cute Christmas tree women’s socks. The Christmassy tree motif on these women’s socks is made up of characteristic diamonds reminiscent of the argyle design. These fine knit socks in soft blended cotton are finished with a wide ribbed cuff above the ankle. A fashionable highlight for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the entire winter season!
Cocorose Boots (£120)
Cocorose is one of my all-time favourite brands for foldable shoes and boots. These Navy Suede Kilburn boots are absolutely gorgeous! They’re so stylish and come with a lovely black knit sock to be worn up or down for a more casual look.
These boots are extremely soft, flexible and comfortable.
BlendUp will take your makeup to the next level. I’ve been using this brush to apply my foundation, and this thing is AMAZING! It gives that professional finish to your makeup, and a lovely glow. It’s also perfect for applying blusher and bronzer.
The ultra-soft SmoothBlend™ Brush Head has been designed to blend, contour, tint, blush and bronze your makeup to airbrushed perfection. Plus it has Biomaster antibacterial protection to help prevent cross-contamination and unwanted breakouts.
Fully USB rechargeable in 2 hours and with 2 speeds for greater control, your makeup look will become effortlessly flawless, and your skin will be more energised and toned underneath by the unique Vibra-Sonic™ technology. Makeup, Naturally Better.
Emani Prismatic Lipstick (£22)
A unique duo lipstick boasting a blend of two colours in one. Gives natural-looking sculpture and definition to the lips, and made with natural oils and waxes. Created with long-wearing pigment, this gorgeous vegan lipstick glides on with a smooth and silky feel that comfortably lasts. And the main reason why I love this lipstick is that it’s 100% vegan, it’s toxin-free, cruelty-free and gluten-free.
Spoil a loved one or treat yourself this Christmas to a Moroccan Hammam Spa Ritual from Vie Naturals. This set will help you relax after the busy holidays period. Made from natural ingredients the exfoliating soap, mask and argan oil will make your skin glow!
Each set consists of Beldi Black Soap with Eucalyptus (200g), Rhassoul Clay (200g) from the Atlas Mountains and Argan Oil (50ml), all sourced from Morocco for an authentic Hammam experience, one of the oldest cleansing traditions in the world.
The Spa Kit includes an exfoliating kessa glove to help remove dead skin cells, toxins and impurities, and an ethically sourced coconut spoon made from the palm of coconut trees (a metallic spoon should not be used with the clay due to its reactive properties).
Natural face oils are ideal for your skin especially during winter when the skin is dry and needs that daily boost.
British brand Angela Langford lovingly creates organic, vegan, cruelty-free, mood-boosting skincare products by hand in Somerset. This highly effective, affordable, natural range harnesses the finest ingredients from natures larder to feed your skin – with no chemical nasties. Suitable for even the most temperamental of complexions, Angela Langford Skincare offers a tailor-made solution to each unique skincare concern.
SEAMS Beauty Hand Cream (£14)
Perfect for teenage boys, the 31st State products contain powerful, active, and natural ingredients while being effective and delivering on results. The brand is inspired by a vibe that is pure California, the 31st state, where clean living has always been a way of life.
We tested the 31st State products last month, and love the brand! We love the fact that these products are vegan and not tested on animals, they are also free from any nasty ingredients that can irritate the skin. The packaging is fully recyclable and everything is made in the UK. What’s not to love about 31st State?
The 31st State range includes body care; a 2-in-1 Hair and Body Wash and a Roll on Deodorant; Skin Care, including Foaming Face Wash, Spot Control Gel and the award-winning Overnight Clearing Pads; and Hair Care, the Style and Shape Hair Putty and Easy Hold Styling Gel.
31st State is free from any ingredients that are known to cause skin sensitivity and is patch tested to ensure dermatological approval. The entire range is also free from SLS, SLES, parabens, mineral oil, petrolatum, petrochemicals, propylene glycol, synthetic colours, PEGs, PABA, phthalates, genetically modified ingredients (GM), aluminium, microbeads, lead, mercury and formaldehyde.
Lush Handmade Cosmetics
Everyone I know is obsessed with Lush natural cosmetics! If you want to spoil someone make them really happy this Christmas, get them one of Lush gift sets and they will love you forever!
Lush make an amazing range of Christmas gifts every year. All of their products are cruelty-free.
And below are my 2 favourite gifts, both are suitable for ladies and men.
This star themed gift set is full of lovely treats that include fairy shower gel, bath bomb, bath melt, soap, sparkle jar, and a reusable bubble bar that I really love!
Golden Wonder (£29.95)
With a golden theme, this gift contains 2 bath bombs, a golden pear soap and a bubble bar.
WaxLyrical beautifully scented candles and reed diffusers (£36.99 and £23.99)
WaxLyrical is a lovely UK brand that makes paraffin wax candles and reed diffusers. Their scents are absolutely gorgeous, my favourite scent/collection is the Fired Earth. The Chai and Blossom candle makes the whole house smell like flowers and oriental chai spices!
Their candles and diffusers make the perfect Christmas gift that anyone will fall in love with!
All of their products are cruelty-free, and most of their products are vegan.
Frenzy Foldable Scooter (£139.95)
This scooter is probably my favourite gift idea from this Christmas gift guide. An adult scooter makes a WONDERFUL gift to any man or woman. I got one about a month ago, and I’ve been having so much fun riding it in my local area (mainly to the park and the grocery store!), and my husband loves it as much as I do!
The new 250mm front wheel scooter offering increased power to push ratio with its big wheel set-up. In addition to the large front wheel, it uses a 215mm rear wheel allowing riders to go further for longer. The FR250 includes our new easy-to-use hand-release folding mechanism, utilising a trolley mode as opposed to a carrying it for conveniently effortless transport when not being ridden.
- Adjustable Bar Height
- Easy use folding mechanism
- 250mm front wheel
- Extruded Lightened Flex Fender
- Max Rider Weight:100Kg
Antique World Map (from £17)
I’m in love with this beautiful and unique world map from Maps International. I have this map framed in a white wooden frame in my sitting room, it’s also a pinboard which means that I can add notes or mark the places that I’ve visited or that are on my bucket list!
This elegant map is very artistic with its antique muted tones, it’s complete with political detail, country boundaries and cities shown. It adds an exclusive and luxury feel to your home or office.
This map makes such a PERFECT Christmas gift, and there are so many options to choose from whether you would like to get it framed or not or just get it printed on canvas.
Personalised Star Map (from £20)
Have you seen these star maps before? This is probably the most unique gift that you give to anyone this Christmas! A Posterhaste Star Map is a unique gift to commemorate a wedding, birth, anniversary, or other special occasions with a print of the constellations in the night sky. I got one for us with our Wedding date that shows the star map on the night of our wedding, my husband loves it and it’s such a lovely piece that really looks great on our sitting room wall.
Select a place, date, and time to create a design showing the night sky (or day!) as it was, or will be, at that location, at your chosen moment. Perfect for a first meeting, a first dance, or first home.
High quality beautiful designed phone and laptop protective cases to find all kinds of smartphones and laptops.
Speck makes products that are designed for impact to protect the tech you rely on. With a balance of slim lines and military-grade protection, they provide a difference you can see and feel.
I love the clear gold glitter presidio smartphone case (£29.95), and the matching smartshell glitter MacBook pro case (£49.95). They’re not only pretty with the sparkling glitter but also make sure that my devices are protected at all times.
This lightweight collection is easy to install and fits closely to protect your Phone and MacBook against scratches.
OverBoard Camera Accessories Bag (£29.99)
Every photographer needs a really good camera accessories bag with divider walls to store their lenses, flash, batteries and any other bits and pieces that are needed for photography. I love my OverBoard camera accessories bag, and actually, use it not just for my accessories but as well as for my second camera. The divider walls are so useful, they can be arranged in different ways to create tailor compartments and make sure that your items are protected and fit perfectly inside.
The walls, base and lid are fully padded to protect your camera and accessories. This bag has a handle and could be carried on its own, it can also fit into backpacks and suitcases.
Best of the BBC’s Boxsets
These boxests make ideal Christmas gifts for women and men! As Christmas is all about spending time with family while being snuggled up indoors, enjoying some festive food and the odd sherry or two, the boxsets are a brilliant way to gather everyone on the sofa in front of the TV and spend some real quality time together.
There are nine boxests within the Best of the BBC range, but below are our favourites:
The Two Ronnies (£28.86)
From 1971-87, over 12 series, four Christmas specials and two classic silent films, Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett combined to produce one of the most popular television comedy series ever made.
From their introduction, “And in a packed programme tonight…” to the “Goodnight from him” finale, viewers savoured every moment. The “Four Candles” and “Mastermind” sketches, the Piggy Malone and Charley Farley stories and the hilarious musical numbers have a special place in viewers’ hearts, but these series are packed with so many moments of comic genius.
Planet Earth II (£34.99)
One of the most beautiful films that you’ll ever watch! My husband and I have been watching an episode a day and fell in love with all the beauty that we got to see in these films. But it also makes us think about climate change, and how we are contributing to it and what do we need to do in order to save our beautiful planet and wildlife from the horrible effects that the climate change has.
In recent years, our knowledge of what goes on in our Ocean has been transformed. Blue Planet II uses cutting-edge breakthroughs in science and technology to explore new worlds, reveals astonishing creatures and
extraordinary new animal behaviours. As we journey through our deep seas, coral reefs, open ocean, green seas and coasts we share these extraordinary new discoveries. But we now know that ocean health is under threat. Never has there been a more crucial time to explore our remotest seas, and to examine what the future will hold for our blue planet.
Homedics Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser (£34.99)
The HoMedics ultrasonic diffuser dream delivers a fine mist of aroma to relax and enhance your wellbeing. The colour-changing mood light creates for the perfect peaceful environment. With up to 5 hours of continuous runtime enjoy the benefits of 100% natural oils. The diffuser includes 2 oil samples (Orange and Peppermint).
I also recently bought a lavender essential oil, and have been switching this diffuser on with the lavender oil in the evenings. Lavender oil helps you sleep better at night and I’m really loving using this diffuser.
Developed in partnership with scientific nutrition specialists, Free Soul is a unique range of protein blends, PWR tablets and teas specifically designed for women of all ages and stages.
The products do look very pretty in pink, but they’re certainly not just a pretty face! They offer real nutrition for women, made from the highest quality ingredients and all of their products are soy, gluten and GMO-free.
The chocolate protein blend tastes like chocolate milkshake, and the teas are absolutely amazing! My favourite is the Wake tea which contains high-quality whole leaf green tea and bergamot.
Paperscapes Series (£20 each)
A beautiful new series for nature lovers, Paperscapes books contain press-out sections which enable you to reveal the outlines of birds, insects, and plants to transform your book into a work of art. The series contains 4 beautiful books; The Flower Garden, The Tree, The Butterfly Pavilion and The Aviary.
These books make the perfect Christmas gift for adults and children alike!