It’s Cool to Care: Have a Cracking Christmas with Leiho Socks #Review

It’s Cool to Care: Have a Cracking Christmas with Leiho Socks Review: November 2020 #Gifted

Christmas can be both a hectic and exciting time of year, making plans to celebrate with family and friends as well as buying all those Christmas goodies.

However, we sometimes need to take a moment to stop and think about those people who are alone, vulnerable and don’t have the basic essentials, this is where you can make a difference with Leiho socks who have sent me these super samples to review

Leiho simply means ‘How are You’ in Cantonese and this sums up their ethos that it is ‘Cool to Care’ and all you need to do is ask someone how they are doing. 

Lehio believe no matter who you are or what your background that you should have access to life essentials such as water, sanitary care, food, socks and much more.

Leiho have committed their time to working with local projects and partners with similar values to improve quality of life for people in need.  Including donating cartons of water to outreach services and food banks, meals to local vulnerable communities and pairs of socks to homeless shelters and organisations.

In fact, Leiho match ever item sold with another donated, so your impact through a simple act of kindness and compassion, by buying these socks, means that you are making someone’s life that little bit better.    

Lehio’s lovely sock range will probably already have you ready and raring to order.  The beautifully boxed trio of eco-friendly Bamboo socks including the Happy Chappy, You Blue me Away and Orange You Kind are made with Bamboo fibre that is environmentally friendly, temperature adapting, hypoallergenic and odour resistant.

Christmas Crackers are a traditional family favourite for the Christmas dinner table, but why not switch things up for 2020 and try out Lehio’s plastic free Christmas crackers made out of brown recyclable kraft paper.  

Celebrate in style, as instead of finding plastic toys inside your crackers these impressively have a pair of socks inside each one, so all your guests will feel the care and love, so happy hugs to your feet!

Oh by the way, if you weren’t already feeling smug enough for every cracker sold, another pair of warm socks will be donated to a homeless person making your whole table feel like a bunch of Do-Gooders on Christmas day!

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Festive Foodie Christmas Gift Guide 2020 #Review

Festive Foodie Christmas Gift Guide 2020 Review: November 2020 #Gifted

Christmas cosiness has arrived, as I have been sent these super samples to review, so sit back by the roaring log fire and be prepared to get merry while you browse these fabulous foodie gift ideas. 

Get the sticky tape and bows ready, as after seeing all these brilliant brands you will want to get everything all wrapped up for sure.

Sacla

Bring some of the Italian pizzazz into your home this Christmas, as the sensational Sacla brand have a range of gifts to suit everyone.

Including this delightful decorative Chess Design Extra Virgin Olive Oil 500ml by Lamante and a colourful Sacla Patterned Tea Towel.

This gorgeous Gold Unicorn Carousel Tin of Jellies 150g by Leone is a pretty perfect gift.  The Gluten Free Pasta Meal Selection Box provides everyone with a little bit of the Italian dolce vita lifestyle at home this Christmas season.

Real Food Hub

The Real Food Hub is a fabulously family run online market place offering you a range of fabulous foodie gifts from various retailers, so you are practically spoilt for choice. 

My Vegan Travels: Comfort Food inspired by Adventure Book by Jackie Kearney a 2011 MasterChef UK finalist is perfect for everyone not just the veggies.

The sensational Spice Kitchen 7 Loose Leaf Tea Gift Set, storage Tin Silk Sari Wrap and Tea Diffuser is a delightful gift for any tea lover. and perfect to keep warm during the winter months. 

Impressively the Real Food Hub also stock Hawkshead Relish, jams & chutneys so make sure you are fully stocked ready for the seasons celebrations.  

Prestige Hampers

No need to look any further for your hampers, as Prestige Hampers have a fabulous foodie range to suit all dietary needs such as Vegan and Gluten Free.

The Vegan Treats selection is a tasty trio of Joe&Stephs Salted Caramel Popcorn 32g perfect to hang on the tree, a bar of Dark Valley Chocolate 90g and Gourmet Gummies Keats Of London Festive Mix 150g.

This yummy Gluten Free Goodies hamper packed with treats such as  Elderflower Presse 25cl, Triple Choc Farmhouse Biscuits 150g, English Garden Breakfast Tea 20g, Tomato, Basil & Mozzarella Crisps 50g, Valley Confectionery Fudge 100g, Mrs Darlington Raspberry Jam 130g, Valley Chocolate Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Square 100g and Raspberry Creams 90g all presented in a lovely Kraft Hamper Tray is good enough for a place under anyone’s tree. 

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Christmas Gift Guide 2020 #Review

Christmas Gift Guide 2020 Review: November 2020 #Gifted

Yes, it is that time of year, the sleigh bells are ringing and you can almost hear Santas Ho, ho, ho, but don’t panic as he ‘s not fallen through the chimney just yet.!

Grab a mince pie, enjoy a glass of mulled wine or two, sit back and scroll your way through my Santa sack of super duper samples, that I have been sent to review, which will give you all some amazing Christmas gift ideas for all your fabulous family, friends and loved ones. 

Prezzybox

Make sure you deliver some moments of happiness to your family, friends & loved ones this festive season with Prezzybox.

There’s a whole array of exciting, entertaining and an eclectic mix of offerings so you will be spoilt for choice.

Why not send your man this Personalised Pale Ale set where you can personalise the pint glass with a name and includes some brilliant Brewdog Punk IPA cans.

Give the Prince fans what they want with this cool Purple Rain Prince Tea Towel made with 100% cotton, a must have gift for sure.  

Get your art on and get all creative with this gorgeous Glass Making Kit, a fab hobby and fun activity.  

Ellis Brigham 

There is nothing more exciting than a mountain adventure so give the gift of hiking this Christmas with the help of Ellis Brigham, an out of this world outdoor store with all you need to start some amazing adventures.

Ellis Brigham has both walk in stores and online shopping, so feel free to pop in store or alternatively shop online and have your hiking goodies delivered direct to your door.

Getting the right kit gives you the right start and the first thing to kit out is your feet.  Choose from a range of both Male and Female Walking shoes and boots such as the Mens Morrells and the Salomon Women’s Gortex.

Prepare for the cold snap, don’t get a cold head and make sure you have some warm head gear.  This North Face Peruvian Beanie is a great way to keep warm and look super cool in the process.

Pro Cook

Love to cook up a storm in the kitchen…me too, so why not gift some useful pots, pans and roasting trays this Christmas.

Pro Cook has been in the business for over twenty years and impressively is still owned and managed by one of the original founding family members offering you savings of up to 50% off other leading brands.

Bag a bargain with the 16cm Gourmet Steel Saucepan with lid, with silicone handles this is a good all rounder with a strain and pour design, so perfect for all that fun Christmas cooking

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Christmas Countdown 2020 with Wilko #Review

Christmas Countdown 2020 with Wilko Review: November 2020 #Gifted

Frosty cold, darker nights and is that a light sound of jingle bells I can hear, so this can only mean one thing the exciting countdown to Christmas 2020 has begun.

Santa’s elves delivered us a gorgeous golden box packed with sample Christmas goodies, that have been sent to review, from the wonderful wilko’s with a few essential Christmassy must haves.

Christmas Countdown

Advent calendars are a time-honoured tradition to mark the beginning of Advent for the December Christmas countdown.

This wonderful Wilko’s design has 24 doors with a candle behind each one, a perfect way to light up those cold winter evenings.

Deck The Halls

Deck the house out with a range of super seasonal décor such as this slim candle stick and stags head design.

Go large with this huge sequin bauble and mark 2020 with this lovely Merry Christmas bauble – a personal fav of mine.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa #Review

DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa Review: November 2020 #Gifted

Built in 1889, the DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate Majestic Hotel & Spa is located in an enviable postcode in the heart of Harrogate.

The hotel sits on eight acres of lovely landscaped gardens and is near to all that Harrogate has to offer.

The warm welcome was much needed and the stay got off to a flying start when handed some of the DoubleTree signature warm chocolate chip cookies to take up to our room.

The room had the Hilton Clean Stay guarantee, a breakable seal to show that no one has entered the room since cleaning which was great reassurance and along with the room view across Harrogate we knew our stay was going to be fabulous.

The super stylish Junior Suite with a cosy King bed with 250 thread count sheets, LCD TV, Seating area with sofa, vanity area/workstation, blackout curtains and a Nespresso machine is the perfect way to stay and play.

The bathroom with full standing power shower, complimentary toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, razor, toothbrush, mouthwash made our stay even more relaxed and easy.

The beautiful bath was the ideal place to simply sit back, soak and unwind after a busy day in Harrogate.

Even with Covid-19 and some facilities such as the steam room and sauna not on, the onsite spa is absolutely next level and has a huge indoor poor to enjoy some swim time.

Importantly, the spa has been traffic controlled extremely efficiently and effective by the team, so there is never a ‘busy’ period.

Poolside is the perfect place to relax kick back and enjoy a book while enjoy some liquid refreshments.

Treatment rooms have different themes such as the amazing Aqua Marine and Jess who delivered me a full body and head massage could not have been more graceful delivering a gorgeous treatment.

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