The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide 2019

This year I’ve put together the ultimate Christmas gift guide, so instead of creating smaller guides with different themes, they are all combined in one post making it easier to gain inspiration and ideas for Christmas gifts. I’ve sorted this into different sections and have included everything from jewellery and pampering gifts, to gifts for food and drink lovers, as well as a variety of stocking fillers (under £10).

Pampering Gifts

Everyone loves to have a pamper as it’s a lovely way to unwind from a busy week and let the stress fade away. These are a range of different pampering gifts for friends and family to help them take some time out for themselves!

The Luxury Tuberose & Jasmin Spa Gift Box from Prezzybox is a wonderful gift, as you’re encouraging a loved one to relax and unwind. They can run a bath with the bath soak grains which help ease tension in the muscles, light the candle and use the wonderfully scented soap to relax.

The combination of the Jasmin and Tuberose is beautiful and produces a sweet floral fragrance which fills the room, creating a sensuous aroma. Everything is made from sustainable high-quality ingredients and it’s all lovingly made by hand. The products are packaged in a lovely designed box making it an even more special gift, so those that you care about can take some truly deserved relaxation time.

Who doesn’t love a new fragrance? Whether I’m going out or just staying at home, I love to spray fragrance as it lifts my mood. I can sometimes be sceptical of ‘celebrity’ fragrances as they are normally sickly sweet, however By Invitation from Michael Bublé is a wonderful crisp oriental fragrance. Starting with light, sparkling top notes of bergamot and red fruits, developing its heart notes of elegant rose, spicy peony and lily of the valley. Then the warm base has sandalwood-musk blended with vanilla praline. It’s a beautiful fragrance that I feel would be suited for quite a lot of different people and would make a lovely gift. Also the elegant bottle would look beautiful on a dressing table.

What’s not to love about receiving a pair of fluffy socks for Christmas?! The Baylis & Harding Rudolf Foot Lotion & Sock Set makes a wonderful gift for those who love a little pampering and being cosy. It contains everything you need for the perfect home pedicure including a foot lotion in a sweet Vanilla Icing Scent and festive fluffy socks.

Pampering is for everyone, however it can be harder to find gifts that are more suitable for the men in your life. The Baylis & Harding Pink Pepper & Oud Gift Wash Bag Set contains four travel essentials inside a stylish navy wash bag. The travel essentials include a shampoo, shower gel, aftershave balm and body wash in a new fragrance; Pink Pepper & Oud. It’s a warming yet invigorating scent which is even more lovely when the scent is layered with all the different products.

The Antipodes Manuka Honey Skin Brightening Light Day Cream is designed to nourish and brighten by harnessing the power of natural, skin-loving ingredients; Manuka Honey, Been Venom, Grape Seeds and Mumaka Black Fern. The rich formula with these combined ingredients tackles blemishes, creates a gentle lifting effect, evens skin tone and brightens the complexion. The Manuka Honey Eye Brightening Cream is from the same range and is also infused with skin-enhancing ingredients. The eye area is normally the most dehydrated part of the face, so this works to plump and moisturise giving the area an awakened appearance by using Kiwi, Vivanza Grape Seed and Persian Silk Flowers. The eye cream paired with the face cream would make a great gift idea and you could pop these in a beautiful gift box together.

For those that love a bit more of a pampering, the Antipodes Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask would be great. It’s suitable for most skin types but works best for dull, congested and combination skin. All you need to do it apply a thick layer and leave for 15 minutes to reveal a brightened and improved skin appearance. Face masks always make great gifts as it encourages loved ones to take some time out to relax and unwind, plus they’re great to use in the bath.

The Baylis & Harding Beauticology Unicorn Bath Fizzers Gift Set unleashes the rainbow with five pastel bath fizzers and a jar of bath salts to transform your bathroom into a magical unicorn paradise. Each of the bath fizzers are a different fragrance and include Vanilla Ice, Unicorn Candy, Mint Choc Chip, Cookies & Cream and Ice Cream Sundae. Perfect for any unicorn lover!

Food & Drink Gifts

I’ve got those chocoholic lovers covered as well as those who love gin which is very popular at the moment. If you’re looking for a food or drink related gift idea then you’ve come to the right place and hopefully these will give you some inspiration.

Prezzybox is an amazing website where you can literally find Christmas gifts for everyone, they have a wide variety and you’ll be sure to find some great gifts for your friends and family. This Personalised Milk Chocolate Smash Cup from Prezzybox is the ultimate gift for any chocolate lover, with over a kilo of chocolate! Smash this open to find even more chocolate inside from Minstrels to Kinder Bueno. You can personalise this however you would like so it doesn’t have to say ‘Smash Me’, it also comes presented well in cellophane with a bow. This can stay fresh for up to 6 months if stored in the original packaging, but we all know that will never happen! The biggest issue is resisting keeping it for yourself when it arrives as it’s even more amazing in person.

Another gift idea from Prezzybox for all those gin lovers is The Old Curiosity Secret Garden Gin Miniatures which is a beautiful gift set featuring three colour changing miniature gin bottles (40ml) from the Old Curiosity Distillery. They are all infused with wonderful secret garden scents including Geranium & Mallow, Apothecary Rose and Lavender & Echinacea. They’re beautifully presented in a lovely gift box and the colour changing aspect of these gins is very interesting, however they are all 100% natural, grown and hand-picked from their very own award winning secret herb tonic. You only need to add tonic to watch the magical transformation!

Stocking Fillers Under £10

Christmas can be expensive time of year and gifts don’t have to be expensive to be great, so I’ve put together some lovely gift ideas which are all under £10 each.

If you haven’t yet tried anything from Feather & Down, you’re missing out! The Feather & Down Sweet Dreams Pillow Spray is an infusion of Lavender and Chamomile essential oils which encourage tranquillity, calm and a peaceful night’s sleep. It’s well-known that Lavender is a relaxing scent, but did you know that this is because it increases the type of brain waves associated with relaxation? Little fun fact for you! All you do is spray a generous amount onto your pillow before bedtime and it helps you to relax as you drift off to sleep!

This is available on its own, however the Feather & Down Perfect Sleep Gift Set would also make a lovely present for Christmas. It includes their iconic pillow spray as well as a rollerball and eye mask to help encourage a state of calm and tranquillity, shutting out the troubles and stresses of the day. To use the relaxing roll on just massage gently onto pulse points before bed and use in combination with the pillow spray for the ultimate relaxation experience.

Buckley London are a UK award winning costume jewellery brand featuring classic designs that never go out of fashion alongside the modern trends. This fun gold bauble that your friends or family could hang on the tree from Buckley London contains a timeless pendant and earring set featuring brilliant-cut Cubic Zirconia stones. The sparkly pendant is suspended from a traditional silver twisted chain and is paired with a classic pair of stud earrings which are presented in a silver organza bag.

Another lovely gift idea from Buckley London is this Christmas Star Pendant Card which comes with an envelope, making it perfect for those friends and family who don’t live close to you and are unlikely to see before Christmas. The black and gold foil design of the card is beautiful with the iconic London skyline. The silver tone, star shaped pendant is embedded with navette crystals and would make a special gift.

Who doesn’t love to run a nice warm bubble bath to relax in?! The Baylis & Harding Whiskey Premium Bath Bubbles is perfect for those whiskey lovers who also like to relax in a bubble bath. It’s a huge bottle at 750ml so there’s more than enough to pour extra into the bath to create even more bubbles!

On these cold winter nights I love lighting a candle in the living room, creating a cosy and warming atmosphere. The Baylis & Harding Sloe Gin Luxury Candle is inspired by the wonderful cocktails created at Baylis & Harding’s very own boutique Cotswold’s inn; The Fuzzy Duck. Presented beautifully in a coloured glass jar with gold metal lid, I couldn’t see anyone not love this fabulously scented candle.

Any fellow Harry Potter lovers out there?! This adorable Harry Potter Earrings Set is a great way to subtly add some magic into your everyday life! The pack include three cute designs; Deathly Hallows symbol, Platform 9 ¾ logo and the Golden Snitch. They are officially licensed and a part of the Harry Potter jewellery collection so you know they are good quality. As they’re reasonably priced they’re perfect as a stocking filler or as an inexpensive gift!

Hopefully this ultimate Christmas gift guide has given you some ideas and inspiration for Christmas gifts for your friends and family. If you have any other ideas let me know in the comment as it would be great to share more suggestions!

Rebecca x

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