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Food & Drink
Food and drink are some of my favourite gives because consumables are perfect for everyone, and Christmas is an amazing time to have a treat. Check out these Food and Drink gifts for 2023.
The Ultimate Sushi Kit with Kelly Loves Sushi
If you have a family member or friend who loves Sushi, then the Ultimate Sushi Kit is an absolutely perfect gift. It comes gift boxed so it’s ready to be presented and has all the basics you need except for your meat / fish / vegetables! The rolling mats are really easy to use once you get the hang of it and I love the Spicy Mayo, Wasabi and Ginger. If you’re gluten free, you should also know that Kelly Loves fried onions are gluten free! How amazing is that! Making sushi at home is so much fun and this is one of my top gift choices.
Becky Excell Gluten Free Christmas
Talking about gluten free, I want to share the recipe book from my favourite recipe creator – Becky Excell’s Gluten Free Christmas. She has dedicated herself to improving the lives of people who can’t eat gluten. Whether that’s an intolerance, allergy or because of an autoimmune condition like Coeliac disease, taking gluten out of your life can be really hard and depressing. Becky has helped me so much with my own struggle over the last 10 years, and every single recipe of hers that I use has been loved by everyone, and I’ve tested a lot! These recipes can be enjoyed by anyone who likes food, but are inclusive to those who can’t eat gluten as well, which is perfect. This would make a good gift for anyone who enjoys creating Christmas food, not just those who are gluten free! She also has hundreds of free recipes over on her blog including a 3 ingredient Yorkshire pudding recipe that is absolutely UNBEATABLE!
Jeremy Pang’s Simple Family Feasts
I really enjoy Jeremy Pang‘s recipes. Simple Family Feasts is a great gift for anyone looking to explore Asian-inspired recipes that are easy to cook and ideal for the whole family. My favourite so far is the Braised Beef Short Ribs recipe and I’ve discovered some new ways of making rice extra tasty from this book. Most of the recipes can be made using Jeremy’s Wok clock technique and this makes it really easy to cook and present for someone who’s quite busy as well. A fantastic read for both an experienced chef, or someone just starting out with Asian cuisine.
A Trio of MOM’s Favourite Gin
Give her the gift of a nice tipple with this Master of Malt (MOM)’s favourite trio of gin. It includes three different flavours to sample, and you could gift this with a selection of tonics to complement. The three flavours are Bursting with Berries, Strawberry Sensation and Zesty Lemon. All perfect to enjoy in the evening after a massive Christmas roast! It can also be purchased on Amazon.
200 Degree Coffee
200 Degrees Coffee offer coffee pods, coffee beans and coffee subscriptions, as well as espresso machines and other coffee making accessories. This is the first time I’ve tried their coffee and I gave the Brazilian Love Affair a go. This is their signature espresso blend, perfect for us as we have the De’Longhi Bean to Cup Espresso and Cappuccino maker. It has a rich chocolate, caramel and hazelnut flavour. I was happy to learn that sustainability is important to them, and that this coffee is sourced from farms who deliver coffee in an ethical way, certified by the Rainforest Alliance.
One of my personal Christmas traditions is to bake with Opies Fruits every year! Opies Fruits with alcohol add a real punch to puddings or you can just eat them as a treat or pop them in a cocktail. For example the Black Cherries in Kirsch I make a Black Forest Gateaux with, and then use the leftover juice to make a Black Forest Martini – absolutely amazing. The other options include Peaches with Luxardo Brandy, try them on a pizza, you won’t regret it, I promise you! Baby pears are steeped in Amaretto, and new for 2023 are Forest Fruits steeped in Mulled Gin. I’m really looking forward to using these! These fruits would make a lovely decadent gift, either a single jar as a stocking filler, or the whole set for a luxury treat. You can buy them at Sainsbury’s, Ocado, other online stores and independent retailers.
Beauty Pro T-BAR Sonic Vibrating Anti-ageing Device
Beauty Pro are an award winning innovative skincare brand. Their aim is to help people achieve their skincare goals by adding luxury to your daily routine, and with a minimal impact on the planet. They have a range of products from skincare devices, masks, serums and body care. The T-BAR Sonic vibrating anti-ageing device is a handheld skincare device which creates 6000 pulsations per minute to simulate the cells. This boosts oxygen, circulation and collagen, as well as flushing out toxins and impurities. This should improve the skin’s appearance at a cellular level and exfoliate and cleanse. By flushing out the toxins the pores will be able to absorb your skincare products, so it’s ideal to do before applying your moisturiser or skincare. The perfect gift to add to her beauty regime.
Beauty Pro Skincare Trio
Another Beauty Pro product I’d like to share is the Skincare Trio – it comes with a retinol facial sheet mask, hand therapy collagen infused gloves, and a warming eye mask. This would make a lovely gift for an evening of pampering, and at only £10 for the box it’s a very affordable stocking filler.
L’Organiq Invigorate Daily Duo Gift Box
The L’Organiq Invigorate Daily Duo Gift Box contains a duo of cleansing bodywash and a luxurious creamy body lotion, naturally scented with ginger, grapefruit and vetiver (a fragrant grass). The body wash is rich in national oils and will hydrate and nourish. It’s infused with Aloe Vera to help cleanse and rejuvenate. The creamy body lotion is incredibly moisturising and ideal for daily use on normal or combination skin. It comes in a lovely gift box, ready to give to one lucky lady!
SOS Serum Skincare Superstars Beauty Elixir Gift Set
The SOS Serum Skincare Superstars Beauty Elixir gift set comes with a lightweight, soothing gel-cream cleanser to flush pores and dissolve makeup, hydrating daily moisturiser with SPF 30 and Hyaluronic acid, a night cream packed with natural botanicals, vitamins and minerals, a nourishing lip balm with SPF 30 and finally an essential drops fragrance with the scent of pomegranate and lychee. It comes in a lovely Christmas gift box, ideal to be wrapped and gifted to a very lucky woman. As someone with very sensitive skin myself, I personally love SOS Serum.
Fashion and Accessories
Helly Hansen Montragon Waterproof Hiking Boots
One of the most important things anyone who enjoys walking and hiking should have for the winter is a good pair of hiking boots. I’m recommended the Women’s Montragon Waterproof Hiking Boots. These boots are waterproof, durable, supportive and comfortable, and they look amazing too. They literally tick every box. A good pair of quality boots is worth investing in as you’ll be rewarded every single day you wear them. You might be worried about buying boots as a gift, because it’s important that you get a good boot that fits, but Helly Hansen have a free 30 day return policy, so if buying for Christmas make sure you order in December and if they don’t fit perfectly you can return to go up or down a size. Delivery is just 1-2 business days so you won’t be waiting long.
Water Repellent Waxed Cotton Parka from Land’s End
Here you can find my mum very happily modelling an early Christmas gift, the Water Repellent Waxed Cotton Parka from Land’s End. I am so happy with the quality of this coat, it’s is so warm and cosy and has two really big pockets so it’s ideal for a busy mum who has lots of things to carry. This coat comes in 6 colours and I’m really impressed with Land’s End’s women’s sizing range, with options from size 8 all the way up to size 28-30 which is really inclusive. If you’re worried about buying clothing as a gift, Land’s End offer 28 day returns, so just order in the right time frame for you to pop this back and get a different size if it doesn’t fit, but I’ve found their sizing excellent and true to size.
Jane Reinhardt Penguin Necklace
Jane Reinhardt Jewellery are a team of two master-goldsmith’s, husband and wife! All their pieces of jewellery are made from 100% recycled precious metals, with ethically sourced or lab-grown gems, because they’re passionate about green living and animal welfare. They offer a range of animal-themed jewellery, like this Penguin necklace from their Polar Nights Collection which is absolutely stunning. You can also have your jewellery engraved, which makes for a wonderful personalised Christmas gift too.
Moshulu Guillemot Mule Slippers
Moshulu offer a range of gifts, boots, shoes, accessories, clothing and more. Their slipper shop is extensive, and my favourite pick is the Guillemot mule slippers. These prints are for women who like bright floral designs, with five different colours available. I really love the fact that Moshulu have partnered with the National Trust. This award winning collection not only has beautiful unique designs on really comfortable and quality shoes and slippers, but it also supports National Trust wildflower projects and protecting natural habitats.
You might be familiar with FitFlop as a brand which sells biomechanically engineered slippers, sandals, boots, walking shoes and wellies – but did you know they also do slippers? I love these Chrissie Shearling Suede Slippers, which are available in black or tan, and in sizes from 3 up to 9. These slippers are incredibly comfortable and supportive, whilst also being warm. As they are backless, they’re really easy to slip on as soon as you get out of bed.
A pair of Pyjamas from Lovall
Lovall (Previously known as Love Leggings) sell an amazing range of leggings, loungewear and sleepwear. I’ve worn their leggings before and been very impressed, especially as I’m plus size and it can be so hard to find larger comfortable leggings. They also offer a maternity range. This Christmas I’m recommended the Soft Touch Pyjama Set as a wonderful Christmas gift. I cannot describe how soft it is! It’s so amazing to touch and is bound to offer a good night’s sleep. I went for this super cute pink dot colour, but it’s also available in Black Floral. If this pair of pyjamas doesn’t suit, you are bound to be able to find a gift that does over on Lovall.
For The Home
VonHaus Heated Throw Blanket
Give her the gift of cosiness this Christmas! This Grey Heated Throw Blanket is so soft and warm and snuggly. I really like the digital display which let’s you know what the temperature is, so there’s no worry about overheating or wasting electricity. This makes it perfect for a nap, but I personally use this in my office whilst working to keep me cosy without having to waste money heating the whole room or house. When I take a break I can take this with me! It’s machine washable too which is perfect.
Kindle Fires Personalised Candle Gifts
Kindle Fires sell personalised candle gifts from their Manchester workshop. All their candles are hand poured and there’s an amazing option of scents and gifts. Their Christmas scents are Winter Forest, Moonlit Wonder and Festive Spice, but there’s something for every occasion. I absolutely adore the Glow Through Tealight Holder which is personalised with our name, and they also sell gifts such as bath salts
Modern Table Lamp from Pagazzi
Pagazzi are a family run lighting company that offer modern ceiling lights, table lamps, floor lamps and wall lights as well as some furniture and homeware options such as vases and decor. I’m featuring the Hamblin Chrome Table Lamp, it has a really sleek design and creates a really cosy glow. If this doesn’t fit, there are loads of options that would make good Christmas gifts. I also loved these Smoked Glass Candle Holders and think would add an elegant touch to any room.
Delphine Duvet Cover Set
Belledorm sell exceptional home linens, including sheets, duvet covers and sets, duvets, pillows, protectors and more. I love the Delphine Duvet Cover Set as a gift for a woman who enjoys a colourful, traditional floral pattern, but if this style doesn’t suit, you’re bound to find something that does. The quality is excellent and I particularly like the vintage box pleated frill on this.
Personalised Gifts, Photos and Posters from VistaPrint
VistaPrint are my number one go to for photo products. Whether it’s poster prints like the ones I had from them above, photobooks, mugs, t-shirts, bags or anything else, I’ve always been super impressed with both the quality and speed of getting my order. The website is really easy to use, just choose your product and upload your photos, and there are also loads of different Christmas card designs for sending out personalised cards. The prices are great and there are always good offers on! You absolutely cannot go wrong with a personalised photo gift.
Craft Subscription Box from Craftiosity
Craftiosity is a subscription box that sends you a limited edition craft each month to help people unwind and go on a creative adventure. Previous kits include things like this decorative macrame vase, metal embossing, plant pots, mosaic mirrors and more.