It’s that time of year again, where we search the internet high and low for some of the best Christmas presents for your friends, family and colleagues with our ‘Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide’. With a variety of affordable options on offer in our guide, you certainly won’t be stuck for fun, unique and quirky gift ideas that everyone will be sure to love!
DECLÉOR Wake Up And Be Awesome Radiant Skin Set, Feel Unique £50
Give mum the treat she deserves this Christmas with one of Decleor’s most luxurious gift sets – ‘Wake up and be awesome radiant skin set’, which will give her everything she needs to enjoy a serious pamper session. Included is; Aromessence Neroli Amara Oil 15ml, Aroma Confort Gradual Tan Body Milk 50ml and the Aurabsolu Intense Glow Awakening Cream 30ml, all of which will help your mum achieve a fresh, glowing appearance – perfect for busy bees!
Gingle Bells Apron, Precious Little Plum £26
For the mum that loves nothing more than a cheeky G&T, this festive ‘Gingle Bells’ Apron is definitely one for her! Available from Precious Little Plum at Notonthehighstreet.com, these black aprons with luxurious gold lettering read ‘Gingle Bells, Gingle Bells, Gin Gin All The Way!’ and are perfect for adding a tough of glamour to the kitchen! These classic aprons feature a pocket, self-fabric neck strap and self-fabric ties.
Team this with a bottle of your mums favourite gin and you’ll have an award winning gift combination for Christmas 2017!
Fortnum and Mason, Marc de Champagne Truffle Drum, £20 (250g)
Sophisticated, boozy and super delicious, these bestselling Marc de Champagne truffles by Fortnum and Mason make the perfect pressie for mum to celebrate the festive season! Gorgeously packaged in a teal and white drum with splashes of gold, these truffles are simply blissful and have been created in England using an exclusive recipe. Each chocolate truffle is covered in luxurious, creamy milk chocolate and covered with a dusting of icing sugar; bite into the centre and discover the intense taste of the Marc de Champagne and experience a little bit of heaven.
Beer Advent Calendar, Morrison’s £30 (Instore Only)
Possibly more of an early Christmas present than one for Christmas morning, however, this beer advent calendar available at Morrisons is a great idea to guide your dad through December with a delicious beer each day. Behind each window lies an ale from the likes of some of the UK’s biggest brewery and pub groups, such as Young’s, Bombadier and Greene King. The sizes of each ale ranges from 275ml to 330ml. All your dad needs to do is pop it in the fridge in the morning and look forward to enjoying a nice chilled drink after work!
iEscape Gift Vouchers
For those dads that are hard to buy for (which let’s face it are most dads) then why not give him a gift that he’ll be able to look forward to with an iEscape voucher? IEscape.com offers a luxurious selection of handpicked places to stay, from boutique hotels in the city to affordable, chic B&Bs along with spa resorts, safari lodges and villa rentals. So whether he’s after a break at home or abroad, he’ll love the gift of travel this festive season. Gift vouchers are available from £25 – £5k.
Durable Socks, SockShop from £9.99
Is Christmas even Christmas if you haven’t treated your dad to at least one pair of socks? If sock buying is a regular occurrence for your dad, then make sure you get a durable and long-lasting pair from Blue Guard and Storm Bloc from Sock shop that he’ll love! Both pairs of sock come with a lifetime guarantee, so in the unlikely event of your socks ever getting a hole, you’ll receive a pair of new ones!
These Storm Bloc socks are made from a rich cotton and have reinforced toe seams and breathable panels, in addition to arch support and a cushioned foot, making them ideal for strenuous outdoor activities or keeping warm in the bitterly cold weather!
The Blue Guard anti-abrasion socks have been designed to combine both comfort and durability and are perfect for those dads that love to get outside in the fresh air and are the perfect for wellington boots. The sophisticated technology has been scientifically tested ensure the durability, with the result being a pair of socks that break the mould, achieving market leader status with the best sock abrasion resistance rating possible of 925,000 revs compared to competitors, that is 30x more durable than standard sock brands.
For Your Brother
ASOS Cord Jacket With Borg Collar In Tan
Making a comeback for 2017 is the Harrington jacket and this Cord Jacket in tan from ASOS takes a twist on the classic, with its updated look that feature a warm and cosy Borg collar! There’s nothing better than receiving a new coat for the upcoming Winter season, and this Harrington style jacket from ASOS is an absolute steal at just £40!
Chuck Taylor All Star Classic, Converse, £55
Recognised as one of the most iconic brands of shoes in the world, these classic black and white Chuck Taylor Converse All Star sneakers make an easy choice for your brother’s Christmas present and you can guarantee that he’ll love them! Featuring the star-centred ankle patch and quality rubber soles, these shoes are also available in a wide selection of styles and colours, so you’ll be able to choose an option that best describes your brothers style!
Dinosaur Bottle Opener, Firebox £24.99
Why use a normal bottle opener when you can use the uncompromising jaws of a T-REX instead? No, we haven’t miraculously bought the T-REX back, but we have spotted this quirky dinosaur bottle opener over on Firebox, which makes opening a prize bottle of beer that bit more exciting. Combine with a selection of your brother’s favourite beers and you’ve got a pretty perfect Christmas pressie idea right here! Whilst you’re not using it to crack open drinks, this guy also works nicely as a door stop or a paper weight!
For Your Sister
Fantasy Cakes Book, Lakeland, £16.99
For the sisters that like to bake – this incredible ‘Fantasy Cakes’ Book by Angela Romeo, available at Lakeland will see her creating some seriously good, show-stopping bakes that will be fully worthy of the prestigious ‘Hollywood Handshake’. Featuring a collection of over 60 magnificent sweet surprises, these creations are absolutely perfect for modern, special occasions.
Everything she’ll ever want to make is here, from majestic mermaid cakes and dazzling unicorns to striking and on-trend drip cakes and mirror glaze creations. With easy to follow, step by step instructions, your sister will be cooking up these spectacular bakes in no time! Don’t worry if she’s gluten-free or vegan as there’s some brilliant recipes included which don’t compromise on taste!
Snow Fairy Christmas Gift Set, Lush £24.95
Perfect for the girl who loves Christmas and adores Lush products, then this fabulously festive ‘Snow Fairy’ gift set is the one for her! This bedazzling bundle includes four gorgeous items, which will have her relaxing and unwinding in no time (what Christmas is all about!).
The Snow Fairy Jelly Bomb will provide dazzling bubble-gum and candy floss coloured water in which to enjoy a soak, whilst the classic Snow Fairy Shower Cream boasts a deliciously sweet candy scent that’s sure to make showers way more fun. Make a wish with the reusable bubble bar Magic Wand, before sugar coating your skin with some sumptuous Snow Fairy Body Conditioner!
Moments Silver Bangle with Pandora Rose Clasp, Pandora, £65
Stunning, sleek and stylish, this beautiful ‘Moments’ silver bangle with striking rose gold Pandora clasp is a beautiful gift for your sister this festive season and is the perfect addition for any outfit, whether it’s daytime or nighttime. Make it magical for her this year by surprising her with this gorgeous item of jewellery!
For Your Boyfriend/Husband
Armani Stronger With You for Him Gift Set, The Perfume Shop, £50
This irresistible woody scent by Armani at The Perfume Shop is the perfect gift for your boyfriend or husband this Christmas. Masculine and dominant but not overpowering, the scent contains top notes of pink pepper essence, apple accord and violet leaves accord, with heart notes of lavender, sage, cardamom and cinnamon essence whilst the base notes include glazed chestnut accord, cedar tree essence, guaiac essence and amber wood.
Within this set, you’ll find the Eau de Toilette Spray (50ml), Eau de Toilette Travel Spray (15ml) and stubble care (50ml) – everything to have your man feeling great!
Tommy Hilfiger Stretch 3 Pack Trunks in White/Red/Navy, ASOS £37
When all else fails, you really can’t go wrong with treating that special man to some designer boxer shorts, and we think that these Tommy Hilfiger ones from ASOS will make him feel a million dollars. A timeless classic, this pack of three boxer shorts made from stretch jersey come in white, red and navy and feature the iconic brand on the waistband.
De’Longhi Scultura Espresso Coffee Machine – Black High Gloss, I Want One Of Those, £184.99
Treat the man in your life to the gift of Barista style coffee – every morning! This brilliant Scultura Espresso Coffee Machine by De’Longhi from Iwantoneofthose.com makes espressos, lattes and cappuccinos with ease. Featuring a 15-bar professional pump, a traditional milk frother that combines air, steam and milk, removable water tank, built in crèma device and cup warmer for four cups. This coffee machine has been crafted using durable stainless steel and has a stunning glossy, finish that will look amazing in the kitchen!
For Your Girlfriend/Wife
Marc Jacobs Ladies’ Rose Gold Tone Strap Watch, Ernest Jones, £179
Stylish, elegant and sophisticated, this beautiful watch from Marc Jacobs at Ernest Jones makes a gorgeous present for a girlfriend or wife. The rose gold tone case and navy-blue leather strap blend together beautifully with the iconic Marc Jacobs branding, for an effortless and chic look that will be sure to complement any outfit.
Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette, £39.50
Get ready to turn up the heat this festive season and glow like never before, with Urban Decay’s most shade driven Naked palette yet! Featuring 12 brand spanking new amber hued neutrals, which include the likes of warm browns, burnt oranges and deep red eye shadows that blend together beautifully to create a sultry look by day and smoking hot look by night! Use the including crease brush for a precise application every time – Urban Decay’s Naked Heat Palette is the perfect gift for your girlfriend or wife!
Pimp Your Prosecco Set, Popaball £17.49
If your significant other is a prosecco fan, then she’s going to absolutely adore this genius festive gift set by the good people at Popaball, which will allow her to pimp her drink in style. And no, we don’t mean by adding a splash of juice or a strawberry (although that’s pretty delicious too!). We’re talking sparkles, shimmers and a serious burst of flavour! But if you’re asking just how it works, then let us explain a little further.
Within this brilliant kit is everything you’ll need to create glam and glitzy drinks, you’ll receive; a box of raspberry flavour, rose gold shimmer powder with edible gold hearts (21g), a box of tasty bursting bubbles (125g), A chunky telescopic straw (included in the box of bubbles) and a bottle of fizz (20cl), liquor bottle of your choice (4cl/5cl).
To make your prosecco shimmer, simply fill up your glass three quarters full with prosecco, before adding a teaspoon of bursting bubbles and slowly sprinkling a third of the teaspoon. Your drink will then bubble up and clear to reveal a gorgeous rose gold shimmer. Finish it off with a little Crème De Cassis and voila! Also included is a Popaball gold foil gift bag to present it in for the lucky lady!
For The Kids
Duffy’s Lucky Escape, £7.99
This beautifully illustrated Children’s book is based in a true story and delivers a powerful message to the younger generations about the importance of taking care of our planet. The story written by Ellie Jackson and illustrated by Liz Oldmeadow focuses on the devastating effects that turtles face in their natural habitat due to careless littering and rubbish disposal. Follow Duffy the Sea Turtle as she faces the challenges of polluted seas and her rescue, through to rehabilitation and her eventual release back into the ocean.
Ideal for Children aged 3-8, this book encourages children and adults alike to question their environment and make the world a better, cleaner place which everyone can enjoy!
Bertie Metallic and Crackle Clips and Headbands, Willow and Ivy, £7.00
These gorgeous Metallic and Crackle Bertie bows by Willow and Ivy are the perfect accessory for your little ones this festive season. Lovingly handcrafted using high quality leather, there’s never been a better opportunity to sparkle! Ideal for stocking fillers, these lovely hair accessories are available as either a headband or a lined alligator clip in a range of striking colours. Choose from Gold Metallic, Silver Crackle, Platinum Metallic and Gold Halo options.
There are of course plenty of other pretty styles of bows and clips on offer, so why not take a peek? Discount codes are available for multiple purchases on the site, so get ready to indulge in these beautiful accessories and treat your little girl to a look she’ll love!
Baby’s First Christmas Luxury Gift Hamper, Precious Little Plum £60
Give baby a first Christmas that you’ll never forget with this gorgeous luxury gift hamper by Precious Little Plum available at Notonthehighstreet.com. Included within this box is everything you’ll need to treat them this festive season; a personalised Rudy the Reindeer toy, Christmas gift sack and a long-sleeved top.
The items within this set are ideal for capturing those precious moments and creating some stunning milestone photographs that you’ll be able to treasure! Check out precious little plum for plenty of other beautiful gifts for children, babies and the rest of the family!
Gluten-Free Cranberry, Pistachio and Orange Stollen Cake, Elizabeth D Bakes, From £16.50
You just can’t have Christmas without a slice of Stollen Cake, and this cranberry, pistachio and orange Gluten-Free variety from Elizabeth D Bakes is simply glorious and the perfect treat for the festive season.
Available as a box of six individually packaged bars, or as a larger cake in a gift tin, these luxurious products will be loved by the whole family this festive season. This delicious product really does prove that you can have your cake and eat it (especially if you’re after something Gluten-Free!).
Pistachio Spread, The Nut Kitchen, £5.95
Nuts about…well, nuts? If so, you’ll love The Nut Kitchen, where you’ll find a delicious assortment of artisan nut spreads and pastes – perfect for the foodies out there who love trying new products! The pastes are ideal for blending with water to make your own milk, cooking, baking or simply grab a spoon and enjoy as a nutrient rich snack!
The spreads are great for smearing on toast, baguettes or any other breads for that matter; we sampled the Pistachio Spread, which has been created using hand harvested and kiln-roasted Sicilian green pistachios which produce a sweet aroma and creamy texture. This tasted absolutely gorgeous (we sampled it on some Ryvita’s, which were lovely!) and is the perfect sweet treat if you need a little pick-me-up after lunch!
Native Coffee 1kg, Logic Vending, £9.95
The ultimate gift for any coffee lover, this 1kg bag of Super Crema coffee beans from Logic Vending provides an intense and complex blend with notes of roasted nut, dark cocoa and tobacco, that’s complimented by a creamy mouthfeel and subtle woodiness. Team this with a coffee grinder and your loved one will be able to grind their own beans and create a delicious cup of coffee using a cafetiere or coffee machine. This range of luxurious gourmet beans is great value at just £10.99 and will keep the coffee enthusiast going for a long time!
Personalised Letterbox Cake, bakerdays £14.99
If you’re looking for a tasty gift for a corporate client, then why not send them a personalised letterbox cake by bakerdays this festive season? If you’re wondering what a letterbox cake is, then it’s exactly what it says on the tin! It’s a special little 5” cake that’s sealed for freshness and placed in its very own tin, before being packaged into a letterbox friendly parcel.
The cake can be fully personalised, (we got an Eventa cake obviously!) so why not add your client’s logo onto the cake and make a lasting impression? If you’d prefer something that’s already been pre-designed, then there’s plenty of options to choose from. Whether you’d like to order vanilla, chocolate, fruit, gluten and wheat free or dairy free cake, you can expect that each cake has been created to the highest standard and will be sure to put a smile on anyone’s face when they open this box of tasty cake. Next day delivery is also available for that last-minute rush!
Hotel Chocolat, All I Want for Christmas Hamper, £35
Send this box of delicious, chocolately joy to your clients, and we’re talking some seriously happy bunnies. Afterall, what’s not to like about Hotel Chocolat’s incredible ‘All I want for Christmas Hamper‘ that’s filled with all kinds of tasty treats.
Inside this glorious ribbon-tide hamper lies the following; Penguin Snowed Under Slab, Classic Christmas H-box, Ho Ho Ho – Milk Chocolate, Reindeer Lick, Salted Caramel Snowflakes, Champagne Truffles Ribbon Bag and a Mississippi Mud Pie Slab! So all in all this hamper will be sure to make your clients very happy indeed (and us too, but we’re not hinting…or are we?).
Smith and Sinclair Mixed Cocktail Jellies, £15.99
Treat your client to a box of these edible cocktail jellies by Smith and Sinclair this festive season and ensure you stay in their good books! This mixed box contains eight individually wrapped jellies, each of which contain 7% ABV per pastille. Enjoy a selection of Rhuby Mule, Long Island High Tea, Gin and Tonic, Elderflower Spritz, Berry Daiquiri, Spiced Rum, Whisky Sour and Godson