My Fabulous Festive Christmas Gift Guide 2021 #Review

My Fabulous Festive Christmas Gift Guide 2021 #Gifted

Exciting times ahead, as the cold nights set in get cosy and snug in front of the roaring log fire, and as you hear those jingle bells getting that little bit closer, it’s now time for you to help the big man out himself, aka Santa Claus, by planning your 2021 Christmas gifting.

Put the kettle on or grab a glass of wine sit back relax and enjoy my Fabulous Festive Christmas Gift Guide offerings. Whether your lovely gift recipient is a foodie, tea lover, chocoholic or into fitness and beauty, there is something for everyone. In no particular order here are my marvellous Christmassy recommendations.

Prestige Hampers

Fabulous foodies can have a very Merry Christmas with Prestige Hampers fabulous Family Christmas Hamper. Prettily presented in a lovely lidded handcrafted seagrass basket, there is a whole range of scrummy treats for you and your family to enjoy and the hamper makes a perfect gift to family and friends.

Included within are some super refreshments including New English Teas in a cute Big Ben Tower Clock box along with 3 mini Waters Edge wines: Pinot Grigio 187ml, Rose 187ml and a Merlot 187ml.

Savoury and sweet offerings included the Yorkshire Sea Salted Crisps 100g, Farmhouse Biscuits Black Olives Biscuits 100g, Mathew Walker Luxury Christmas Pudding 100g, Ooh Chocolate Honeycomb Milk Chocolate 50g, Belgian Fancy Salted Caramel Truffes 80g, Belgian Chocolate Thins 125g, Mrs Darlington Raspberry Jam 113g and Orange Marmalade 113g.

Hoogly Tea

Calling all tea lovers, because Tina Gloggengieser, from Aarhus in Denmark, has created the very special and bespoke Hoogly Tea range using a whole range of healthy and natural ingredients.

All Hoogly teas are ethically sourced, fair trade, and both made and packed in the UK.  The mixed selection 4 tea pods in a gift box is the perfect way to mix and match flavours such as the classic Earl Grey, English Breakfast, herbals Chill out mint, Classic Green, Cosy Chamomile and then seasonal offerings such as Christmas Cake.

The Winter Warmer gift set includes a handcrafted mini hot water bottle, one ceramic mug with a bamboo lid/coaster and a golden spoon with your choice of Tea in a box of 5 tea pyramid bags and 15 pyramid bags.

SOINVOUGE

Gorgeous gifting begins right now, as the team at SOINVOUGE have some brilliant beauty gifts that will definitely provide that extra sparkle for the festive party season.  Making for lovely gifts or simple for to to buy to make yourself feel pampered and ready to party.

The So Eco Ultimate Brush & Sponge Set is the full package providing 9 expertly selected tools to give you the best flawless make-up application every time.

The Brushworks professional detangling hairbrushes are ideal to make sure that you have silky and tangle free hair this party season.  The brushes are easy to use with an ergonomically designed & contoured brush handle and the flexi-soft tapered bristles, that are gentle on the scalp and help to reduce damage caused by brushing which results in fewer split ends.

Make sure to get in a few winks, so to help for a stress-free nights sleep why not opt for a silk eye mask or even go all out and upgrade to the sleep kit (not pictured), but I have it and it is brilliant, that in addition to the eye mask includes a silk pillow case a scrunchie.

Sous Chef

Calling all you Chefs and Fabulous Foodies, as the lovely Sous Chef stock a range of ingredients, equipment, tableware and gifts which is the perfect way to spoil your family and friends this Christmas.

This marvellous Medium Fruit Extra Virgin Olive oil presented in this stunning polka dot terracotta bottle make for a gorgeous gift. This high end olive oil is made from peranzana olives only grown in the Apulian region of Italy. Made even extra special and unique as every Frantoio Murglia terracotta bottle is handmade and hand-painted, so a piece of Apulian artwork in itself. Also, the bottle helps keep the oil in top notch condition, by protecting oil form exposure to light.

The cute characterful Aviator Robin Felt Tree Decoration, hand crafted in Nepal by Adele Zara Collinson who founded Felt So Good, is made using natural dyes and is biodegradable too. Now, who wouldn’t want this little handsome chap on their Christmas tree!

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Enjoy a ‘Suite’ Life at the INNSIDE by Meliá Manchester Hotel #Review

Enjoy a ‘Suite’ Life at the INNSIDE by Meliá Manchester Hotel #Gifted

INNSIDE by Meliá Manchester located in the vibrant First Street Development is the perfect place to explore all that Manchester has to offer. A standout architectural hotel, that provides an even bigger and warmer welcome.

On arrival you will notice the effort and energy the hotel goes to, as the attention to detail is second to none, the blooming marvellous floral displays, that are due to the hotels collaboration with CitiBlooms, are breath-taking giving out amazing autumn vibes.

All the way up to the tenth floor, you know that you have hit the big time when you step into the Townhouse Suite, a huge 51 m2 open plan studio suite with a jaw dropping city skyline view.

The lovely spacious open plan layout gives guests a massive area to work, play and stay. Ideal for couples, family or that important worktrip.

The Welcome to Manchester display, that the hotel had personalised onto our bathroom vanity mirror area, was wonderfully thoughtful.

The bathroom space perfect for a pamper has a walk-through layout with bathtub, rain shower, two wash basins and complimentary INNSIDE Lande Eco-friendly toiletries to use throughout your stay.

The room benefits from Wi-Fi, flatscreen TV, working desk space, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities and a mini fridge which had a lovely extra touch of a mini prosecco and a pale ale – yippee!

There has been an exciting development and now the hotel is proud to present the First Street Bar & Kitchen with Gino D’Acampo.

A beautifully presented space, that feels chilled out and even better news is that the drinks are divine and the fabulous food is spot on.

Staying at the hotel has its perks, from no time at all you can whisk yourselves from your suite to the restaurant, and be sipping a glass on fizz in no time at all.

Super starters included the Caprese Classic tomato, garlic & fresh basil salad with buffalo mozzarella and the amazing Arancini crispy rice croquettes stuffed with creamy taleggio cheese & peas served with a tangy sauce all washed down with Champagne and Italian Prosecco Rose.

Mouth-watering mains included the lush Lobster tagliatelle and the deliciously cheesy ravioli pasta with truffle, a real winner.

Plenty of options for desserts, but the moment we saw the chocolate fondant, we knew it was one each, no sharing this time and it was a good job, as we cleared these off the plate in no time.

The range of drinks on offer is impressive, the cocktails are crafted to perfection, and we even finished with a traditional Italian Limoncello – Saluti!

Morning marvelousness is pretty chilled in the Townhouse Suite, as there is a yoga mat for some suite stretching to refocus mind, body and soul.  There is even an onsite wellness suite with Finnish Sauna, aromatic steam room, gym and relaxation area, if you need a bit of zen.

Also, there are the super snug gowns and funky feet slippers to get snug, enjoy the view, as you browse the Manchester book of where to play out while in the big city.  

Room service breakfast is brilliant easy and plenty of hot and continental offerings. The full English breakfast, pastries, fruit and beautiful muffins all went down a treat.

The INNSIDE by Meliá Manchester Hotel has all you need to make your  Manchester stay memorable.

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx