Ahh, Christmas! The festive season is upon us, and the stress of finding gifts for the special people in our lives has begun. You are sure to find the perfect present for your friends and family in my ultimate Christmas gift guide. Let the gifting begin! Items marked with an asterisk were kindly gifted*
Food & Drink Gifts
Nutcellars Macadamia Cognac Christmas Pudding*
How could I create a Christmas Gift Guide without including a festive treat! Nutcellars have launched their very own Macadamia Cognac Christmas Pudding, filled with delicious fruit and soaked in Courvoisier brandy. Not only does this sound delicious it tastes delicious too, making it the perfect addition to any festive feast this Christmas. It is a completely plant based and gluten free pudding so everyone can dig in!
Cocktail Candies from Ask Mummy & Daddy*
This first gift is perfect for that cocktail lover in your life. Ask Mummy & Daddy are a gourmet confectionary company located in South West London, who have created a range of cocktail inspired gummy candies. Featuring Pina Colada, Mojito’s and Gin & Tonic flavours, these delicious sweets will leave you wanting more. The candies can be purchased in individual flavours, or you can nab the entire range in their Gift Box, which makes the perfect present. This box retails for £18.95 and can be purchased directly from their website or at Selfridges, Next and many more retailers.
CBD Infused Coffee from Silly Goose Coffee*
Do you know somebody who is obsessed with coffee but suffers with the jitters? Look no further than this CBD infused coffee, from Silly Goose Coffee, helping to keep us calm and focused, but with the added caffeine kick. Silly Goose Coffee have a range of Nespresso Compatible pods, with and without CBD, that are biodegradable and home compostable!! If, like me, you do not own a Nespresso machine, Silly Goose also offer a range of whole bean and ground coffee (I opted to try the latter), again infused with or without CBD. I can vouch for their ground coffee, as it is extremely tasty, and one of the nicest types of coffee I have ever tried!
Freshly Fermented – Organic Vegan Food*
Do you know someone who is on a health kick or simply loves vegan and organic food? Then a gift from Freshly Fermented could be right up their street. Freshly Fermented have a variety of starter kits from Sourdough to Ginger Beer there’s enough choice to tickle anyone’s fancy. We are currently in the process of having our kitchen renovated, so I haven’t had the opportunity to try my Sourdough Starter Kit yet, but I can’t wait to get my teeth into it! If that isn’t your thing, why not try some of their organic pre-made Kombucha’s, I was lucky enough to sample their Black Orange Kombucha. In my opinion the starter kits are the star of the show and would certainly make for an exciting gift this Christmas.
Herbal Teas with Organic India*
Sticking with the theme of health and wellbeing, I would like to introduce you to Organic India. Organic India have a huge variety of herbal teas for health-conscious people, including Sweet Rose, Honey Chamomile, Ginger, Cinnamon Rose, Liquorice Spice, plus many many more. Organic India also have a plethora of different supplements for specific needs such as: stress relief, skin care, constipation and IBS, respiratory and congestion relief, just to name a few. By purchasing from Organic India, you are not only supporting the brand, but the livelihoods and well-being of farmers across rural India. My favourite out of the teas I have tried so far has to be Cinnamon Rose, it is perfect for this time of year!
If you have a friend who is anything like me, then they will appreciate some beauty goodies for Christmas. Why not create a little hamper containing a few products from different makeup and skincare brands.
Jolie Beauty Bomb Dot Com Glitter Eyeshadow Palette*
If this glitter eyeshadow doesn’t scream CHRISTMAS to you, then I don’t know what makeup product would. The Jolie Beauty Bom Dot Com Glitter eyeshadow palette is perfect for the festive period. It has 24 gorgeous pressed glitters which can be included in any makeup look to add a lot of sparkle. I have a full review on this palette here.
Face and Body Oils from Bunch Skincare*
One brand you should definitely include is Bunch Skincare, a natural plant based vegan beauty brand who specialise in face and body oils. Over the past couple of months, I have added their Balance Organic Face Oil into my evening skincare routine, it smells exactly like Lavender so is perfect to apply right before sleep. I picked this one out because it is specifically designed for oily skin. I know what you are thinking, “a face oil for oily skin??”, this product does not actually make the skin oilier, it has the opposite effect! Take a look at the product description on their website:
Oil for oily skin may seem counterintuitive, but our bunch of selected botanical and essential oils will not make your skin oilier! Quite the opposite – it contains a selection of plant and essential oils which have a balancing, antibacterial and healing properties, helping your skin produce the right amount of sebum to look its best. The oil when massaged into your skin will help leave your complexion feeling soft, clear, fresh, and moisturised, holistic benefits of using essential oils are also included.
I would 100% recommend Bunch Skincare and completely agree with the statement above! Their face oils retail for £38 for 30ml and a little goes a long way. They have a bunch (no pun intended) of body oils available too, take a look at their range to see which oil would suit you or your friend best.
Natural Skincare Goodies from Neve’s Bees*
Neve’s Bees are a family run business specialising in natural skincare products, which are produced in their home-town of Oxfordshire. They offer a wide range of gorgeous products including gift packs which are perfect for Christmas stocking fillers. Featuring plenty of lip balms, hand salves, solid perfumes and even skin salves for your beloved pets, there is something for everyone.
I have recently sampled their ‘Everything Looks Rosey‘ Gift Box, Lemon and Orange Cuticle Butter and their Bee Focused Solid Perfume, all smell amazing btw. I am really impressed with the quality of their products, they are super hydrating and nourishing, and of course the packaging is stunning too. You can even add a personalised touch if you plan to purchase something as a gift. When placing your order, you can add a message, and this will be hand written on one of Neve’s Bees beautiful postcards. The story behind the creation of Neve’s Bees is so heart-warming, find out how this amazing skincare company was brought to life here.
Clean, Ethically Sourced Skincare from Pamoja*
Pamoja is a small BAME owned indie skincare brand in the UK. The founder (Sarah) helps women who want more from their skincare, by creating sustainable products to achieve a healthy glowing complexion.
My passion is to help you achieve happy, healthy glowing skin with a simple daily ritual that is effective, effortless and luxurious. A moment of calm at the end of a long day.
The Mini Experience features 3 miniature products including the Reset Cleansing Balm, Restore Multi-Purpose Beauty Oil and the Revive Multi-Action Face Cream. Designed to cleanse, soothe, hydrate, and protect your skin, these products will leave you with transformed skin. Currently Pamoja has a special Christmas offer, buy 2 sets and save £9 using the code “MINI9“.
Perfect Pimple Fighting Products for Young Skin*
Struggling to find the perfect gift for your teenage son or daughter? Are they suffering with acne or spots? Then look no further than Funderm. Funderm are a cruelty free skincare brand, with a plethora of products for problematic skin. With spot treatments and face masks a plenty (my fave is the No Drama Red Clay Mask), you are sure to find the perfect gift from their range. The Was Bad Invisible Gel Treatment is amazing for treating pesky spots, within a day or two, the pimple will be dramatically reduced in size and redness, or even a distant memory. Not only do they stock skincare products, but also multi-vitamins for beautiful hair, skin, and nails.
Skincare Starter Kit by Meadow Skincare at Blomma Beauty*
Blomma Beauty was created for customers to discover organic and natural beauty products that are not stocked in conventional beauty stores. Blomma Beauty work with cruelty free, natural, and ideally organic brands to bring you a skincare experience like no other. My recommendation to you today is the Meadow Skincare Starter Kit, retailing for £35.00. This kit features travel-sized versions of their entire range, including a Cleansing Balm, Moisturising Balm, Face Mask, Facial Exfoliant and an Overnight Replenishing Oil.
Blomma Beauty have kindly given me a code, which means that with any purchase of a full price product (not applicable to sale) you will get a free sample pack of the Meadow Skincare Starter Kit. Just use the code “untilanotherday“. The samples will be posted to the person making the purchase, so if the delivery address is different it will be shipped to the billing address.
Beautiful Handmade Jewellery by Harfi*
Harfi ethically source all of their jewellery without compromising on quality. Their Anika Gold Plated Tear Drop Boho Earrings are absolutely stunning, the perfect accessory to any outfit. The green tear drop detail adds a touch of glamour and sophistication, making them the perfect gift this Christmas. Harfi do not just sell jewellery, they also stock a variety of towels and homeware too.
“You won’t find any mass-produced items in our collections. All of our products have been handmade by artisans using traditional skills that have been passed through the generations.”
Lily & Stella Jewellery and Fashion Accessories*
Lily & Stella stock a variety of Jewellery from some incredible brands, including Boho Betty, Joma Jewellery, Katie Loxton just to name a few. Not only do Lily and Stella offer beautiful pieces, they have free delivery on all orders. You can even add a personalised handwritten note to any order, making them the perfect choice for a bespoke present this festive period. I was kindly gifted a stunning Boho Betty Wooden Heart Beaded Friendship Bracelet, that I think would be such a great gift. Lily & Stella have a various collections, making your entire shopping experience really simple, take a look at their Christmas collection.
We all need to do our part to help the environment, so why not purchase some gifts which can help your friends and family become more sustainable. In this section I will be sharing some gift ideas that will make perfect presents but are environmentally friendly at the same time.
Save the Planet Twice a Day with Brushbox*
Brushbox create eco-friendly Bamboo Toothbrushes for the entire family. Brushbox source their Bamboo sustainably from FSC-certified, Panda Friendly Farms, which is also 100% biodegradable. If all of that was not wonderful enough, for every toothbrush purchased one is gifted to a disadvantaged child and a tree is planted. The toothbrushes can be purchased individually; as a year’s supply or you can even subscribe to a monthly service. Brushbox also have Zero-Waste Toothpaste Tabs. Simply pop a small tab in your mouth, chew and start brushing, they are suitable for vegans and are cruelty free! Brushbox have a wide variety of sustainable oral care products that aim to help everyone live more environmentally friendly.
Stop Wasting Plastic by Using Reusable Straws
This is more of a small stocking filler, but I can guarantee it will be a worthwhile gift to someone. Reusable straws can be carried around daily in order to reduce one’s plastic consumption, not only are they better for the environment, but, in my opinion, more hygienic. They will not be sitting on a bar waiting for multiple people to touch or sneeze on them (grosssss), and they’re so much better than those awful paper straws which turn soggy after just a few sips. Reusable straws are really affordable and come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, I picked these colourful straws on Amazon and they only cost £2.99 for 4!
Machine Washable Cotton Pads
Although a beauty related gift, washable cotton pads are also massively sustainable. If you are planning on putting together a gift hamper, this is something you should consider adding in, or even just as a stocking filler. They’re inexpensive and there are hundreds to choose from, I love these super cute Bumble Bee pads on Etsy. Simply pop them in the little machine washable pouch and throw into your washing machine, they will be clean and ready to use again in a matter of hours.
Body and Haircare Gifts
KIND2 Shampoo and Conditioner*
KIND2 are a plastic free haircare company, who have created a range of solid shampoos and conditioners. Yes, you did read that correctly, solid! I was so intrigued when KIND2 reached out to me, and I couldn’t wait to put their Hydrating One and The Restoring One to the test. I was really impressed with the quality, scent, and ease of use of the unusual solid formula. KIND2’s products are free of sulphates (so work amazing for curly hair), silicones and parabens, and are filled with active plant-based extracts to treat our hair. They are also completely cruelty free and vegan. KIND2 have 10% off your first order on their website, so head over their now to pick up some amazing stocking fillers this Christmas.
Care for your Body with Shea Moisture*
Who does not love receiving luxurious body care products at Christmas? Shea Moisture have a wide variety of body care products that smell incredible and are amazing for keeping the skin hydrated. I have been loving their African Water Mint & Ginger Detox Body Wash and Body Lotion recently. If you are not a fan of minty scents, fear not, the mint is so subtle and by no means over powering. The Detox collection is perfect for congested and dull skin and contains no parabens, or sulphates. Shea Moisture not only have plenty of body care products, but also haircare (perfect for curly hair btw).
Haircare for Curly Hair with Only Curls*
If you have a friend with gorgeous curly hair, then Only Curls products will be perfect for her. Only Curls specialise in curl enhancing products which are free of sulphates, parabens, silicones, and are cruelty free. Their Mini Collection features all of their products, in small, travel friendly sized bottles (retailing for £30), which is great for first timers of the curly hair method. I have been trialling this recently and I love how my hair looks and feels! Only Curls also have some cute accessories, including silk scrunchies, combs, silk pillowcases, hair clips and many more.
House Cats of London Footcare*
We always care for the skin on our face and body, but often neglect our feet. House Cats of London are actually a nail/prosecco bar, who have recently launched a bunch of their own products. I have been testing out their Ultra Rich Foot Cream and Ultra Rich Foot Scrub, both of which leave my feet feeling so soft and smooth. Unfortunately, I don’t live anywhere near London so I haven’t visited their salon, however House Cats offer a range of manicure and pedicure bundles. If you have a friend that lives near-by, you should 100% treat them to a gift card this Christmas.
Botanical Floral Wall Art with Silver & Birch*
Do you know someone who is looking to jazz up their living space with some gorgeous prints? Look no further than Silver & Birch. Specialising in stunning real flower jewellery and botanical prints, you will definitely find something for everyone. There are so many different designs to chose from, from pressed flower artwork, to paper weights. You can also find some gorgeous sterling silver necklaces, which are filled with beautiful real organic flowers!
Luxury Silk Homeware and Accessories with Jasmine Silk*
Jasmine Silk was originally founded in 1982 in Hangzhou region of China and is now a world leader in high quality silk. Jasmine Silk have a huge range of silk duvets, blankets, mattress toppers, pillows which make for the most comfortable night sleep. They also have some great silk accessories, including eye masks, gloves, and socks, which I can confirm are amazing. Add a bit of luxury to Christmas and treat yourself, or a loved one, to some gorgeous real silk products.
A Hug in a Box with Positive Parcel*
Send a loved one a self-care box this Christmas with Positive Parcel. A selection of handpicked goodies that will instantly spread positivity. By purchasing a Positive Parcel you are not only making someone smile, but part of the profits from your sale will be donated to the NHS, and a selection of mental health charities! Inside the box you will find a relaxing Lavender scented candle; an uplifting turmeric, apple and lemon balm tea; a Happy Newspaper sharing positive news; a homemade chocolate bar; sticky notes, and finally a colouring in sheet. This gift can be sent all year round to friends and family who need a little pick me up.
Holibops: A Unique Holiday Gift*
Holibops is a gift like no other, it is a holiday sound effects box. You are probably wondering what on earth it is, but that’s what I am about to tell you. For those of us that missed out on our summer holiday this year, due to the pandemic, then this gift will magically transport you to your dream destination. Well, not literally, but with sound! With 16 different sound effects to chose from, including the seaside, the airport and even the sound of Crickets, this gift will either satisfy your craving for a holiday or make you need one even more! Holibops have kindly set up a discount code for you guys to get 20% off, either use the code UNTIL-ANOTHER-HOLIDAY or click here.
Help Someone in Need with Oxfam Unwrapped
Oxfam Unwrapped is a range of charity gift cards designed to help people around the world beat poverty. Why not choose one of Oxfams gift gards to give to friends or family this Christmas. Each gift card is inspired by the work Oxfam are involved in, including: Providing Water for All, Funding Emergency Response Work, Helping People make a Living, and Building Brighter Futures. The money you spend will go to one of these initiatives, so not only are you spreading Christmas cheer, you are also helping those in less fortunate circumstances. Oxfams gift cards include a pack of Super Seeds (£5), a Pile of Poo (£10) and even safe water for an entire community (£50).
Caroline Hirons – Skin is the Foundation Skincare Book
If you know someone who loves skincare, then skinCare – The Ultimate No-Nonsense Guide would definitely be their dream present. I received this for my birthday in September, and believe me when I tell you, it is INCREDIBLE. Caroline reveals so many tips and tricks on skincare, busting those skincare myths and recommending routines that actually work. It is a must-have book for any beauty fanatic in my opinion.
You can’t really go wrong with gifting some scented candles or wax melts at Christmas time, they are the perfect cosy winter accessory. Some of my favourite candles are by Yankee Candle (of course). Candles can be quite expensive, so if you are on budget this Christmas, then wax melts are the perfect alternative. Although cheaper, they still throw an amazing scent around the room/house. I would recommend checking out Foxglove Fragrances, they have some incredible scents that would make for a lovely Christmas present. I have a review on the brand here.
Do you have someone in your life who means the absolute world to you? Then add a personal touch to their Christmas and create a photo album, filled with photographs of the two of you. I am kind of cheating with this idea, because my boyfriend put a photo album together for me a couple of years ago. Inside he collated some of our best memories and put them all in one place, he even typed some messages to go with each photo. This has got to be one of my most treasured and favourite gifts I ever received. We occasionally pull the album out and go through all of our amazing holidays and silly moments together, it’s so romantic!
I had so much fun putting together this gift guide, it is my first post like this on my blog! Trying out the various products and writing this post has really gotten me into the festive spirit, so I cannot wait for Christmas to arrive now. I hope this guide has proven useful, and you were able to discover some brands and present ideas for your loved ones this Christmas, or even for yourself! I hope you all have a wonderful and very Merry Christmas!
Until Another Day x