Who does most of the Christmas planning in your family? Who decorates the tree? Orders and wraps the gifts? Writes the Christmas cards? Arranges who-you-see-on-which-day? Huw has his uses around this house … but all of the above is done by little old me. And it’s as tiring as it’s exciting. So what about us? What do WE want to see under the tree from Mr Claus? Well, I have a few suggestions in this ‘For Her’ Gift Guide …
Gift 1: Chococo Large Selection Box
How can I start with anything else? It had to be chocolate, and there’s few better than this (Large) selection box from Chococo. The chocolates are fresh, so need eating within two weeks (that’s the excuse you need!) Many of the 25 chocolates in this box are award winning too. A menu is included so you can savour every bite. Hmmmm yummy.
Link to purchase: ChococoLargeSelectionBox
Gift 2: Mia Tui Jennie Travel Bag
From a distance this just looks like a really nice bag. But there’s so much more to it! On the back you have a sleeve pocket; when you are travelling with a wheeled suitcase/carry on, the bag sleeve slips over the handle and the bag sits safely on top of the suitcase. The inside of the bag is a beautiful azure blue colour, and is waterproof. There are lots of pockets which come with their own accessory bags; there are clips for your keys, insulated bottle holders, and phone and pen pockets. The pockets are big enough for iPads, Kindles and tablets. The Jennie measures W40cm, D15cm, H30cm (width is taken from the base of the bag). This is a great looking bag, with features that make organising and travelling easier.
Link to purchase: MiaTuiJennieBlack
Gift 3: True Grace Orchard Verger No 12 Candle from Amara
This hand-poured candle smells divine. Handmade in England and presented in a zinc container, the natural wax is scented with apple, peony, lily and musk. Available at Amara.
Link to purchase: TrueGraceOrchardVerger
Gift 4: Wrendale Design 2018 A5 Desk Diary
This is my diary of choice for 2018. I am a huge fan of Hannah Dale’s Wrendale Designs, and I love that you can buy the designs on mugs, breakfast sets, placemats, napkins, trays, tea-towels, oven gloves … and also stationery – pens, notebooks, address books, wall planners. And don’t forget desk diaries. My 2018 diary is one-day to a page, and on every page there’s a different animal design. It’s too large to carry around in my bag (if you are reading this Wrendale – can we have an A6 version next year?!) but I love it. I love looking at the designs.
Link to purchase: WrendaleDesign2018DeskDiary
Gift 5: Tile Style Product Tracker
Tile Style helps you find your keys, phone, anything! You attach it to the item you don’t want to lose. You connect it via Bluetooth to the Tile app on your phone/computer, downloaded from downloadtile.com. Once connected, if you mislay the item, you go to the app and if it is nearby it will ring. You can check a map for the item’s last location. You can also ask the tile community to look out for it. Over 10 million Tiles have been sold, and every day over 2 million items are located. I think these are fabulous for added peace of mind, and they are pleasant on the eye too. Win-Win.
Link to purchase: TileStyle
Gift 6: Angela Langford Balancing Act Daily Moisturiser
This is a lovely creamy face cream. It contains chia seeds, willowherb, evening primrose, hyaluronic acid and ‘electric daisies’. The chia seed is high in omega 3. It soothes fine lines and wrinkles and improves the elasticity of your skin. Willowherb is rich in tannins, which helps regulate your skin’s natural sebum production and brings balance to your skin. And the evening primrose increases skin cell’s ability to absorb oxygen and to fight damage that can lead to wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid hydrates, plumps and gives volume to skin, while electric daisies (Spilanthes acmelia flowers) is a botanical super ingredient proven to restructure and firm your skin.
Link to purchase: AngelaLangfordBalancingAct
Gift 7: White Glo Diamond Series Advanced Teeth Whitening
What I like about this advanced teeth whitening system is that it’s peroxide free. Treatment time is 5 minutes and you have whiter teeth in 7 days. And it’s very easy to use. This pack contains 1 x Whitening Gel (enough for 35 applications); 1 x Instant Fit Mouth Tray (whitens upper and lower teeth at the same time); 1 x Professional choice toothpaste; instruction leaflet. Dazzle them with your smile this Christmas!
RRP: £15.00 (currently 50% off in Boots)
Link to purchase: WhiteGloDiamondSeries
Gift 8: Alaska 2 Suede Turkish Slippers from Moshulu
Without a doubt these are the best, most comfortable slippers EVER. And … they are in purple! Moshulu are a Devon-based company who make exceedingly good footwear! The fake fur lining is SO plush … your feet are cool during the summer and warm during the winter. They are lightweight too. I love these slippers 🙂
Link to purchase: MoshuluAlaska2Mules
Gift 9: Elsa Fairisle Pom Pom Hat from Joules
I LOVE this winter’s pom pom hat craze. But … I have read the stories that some high-brow brands have been using real fur. I don’t like the killing of any animal, least of all for a pom pom for a hat. And it’s so unnecessary, when you have lovely hats like this one from Joules … with a faux fur pom pom. Fake is great in my eyes – and I love this hat (please take note Huw!)
Link to purchase: ElsaFairislePomPomHat
Gift 10: TIANA Rose Fresh Coconut Anti Ageing Moisturiser
TIANA 100% Organic and Fair Trade Rose Fresh Coconut TLC is a unique beauty product for people with a conscience about the developing world. Ageing skin is all about wrinkles and lost moisture. Wrinkles form when the skin loses its elasticity. TIANA Rose Fresh Coconut TLC is an effective naturally rose-scented moisturiser that includes only active organic and fair trade ingredients with extra moisturising and anti-ageing properties. Naturally rich in antioxidants that are natures best defence against ageing, TIANA rose fresh coconut moisturiser provides strong antioxidant capacity due to particular compounds ferulic acid and p-coumaric acid.
Link to purchase: TIANARoseFreshCoconutAntiAgeingMoisturiser
What else should I have added to this list? I didn’t mention any jewellery, an oversight on my part …
A couple of the items above have been gifted to PackThePJs in exchange for our opinion (we only include things we really like though!)
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