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

Get your fry on with the 20cm Pro Cook Gourmet Steel Frying Pan ideal for breakfast on Christmas morning.  

Make the Christmas day lunch one to remember with this Pro Cook non-stick roasting tin and in fact this can be reused for your super Sunday lunches throughout the year.

Wicked Uncle

Looking for fun, games and gifts to give well Wicked Uncle have you covered, as they have a wide range of toys, board games and so much more.  they are available to buy from in both the UK and the US too. 

This Children’s Mr Big Tops Retro Sweet Box is a lovely gift packed with lots of yummy sweet treats.  

The Sunken Treasure Exit Game is a great one to keep the kids entertained and they even get an Exit Game Certificate too!

A lovely forget-me-not silver necklace made with real flowers presented in a gift box is a beautiful way to say Merry Christmas.

Champagne & Gifts Company

Make your Christmas sparkle this 2020 with the Champagne & Gifts Company who offer beautiful bespoke personalised Champagne, hampers and gifts that are also perfect for corporate gifting too.

The company can tailor make to your requirements to personalise your bottles of fizz, so you can create memories with that personal touch.  They offer both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options so they have you covered.  

Created especially for my family these lovely lemonade bottles with red bows and straws have been personalised with ‘Christmas with the Williams’ just a beautiful way to mark a very special day.

The Very Berry Hamper presented in this wonderful wicker backet is packed out with pretty pink treats such as Belvoir Rhubarb and Strawberry Cordial, 500ml, a Bottle of Fentiman’s Traditional Rose Lemonade, 750ml Bottle Lindt Mini Pralines, 100g Box Lindt Strawberry Milk Chocolate, 100g Bar, Mrs Bridge’s Rhubarb and Custard Sweets, 155g Jar and a box of Pukka organic teas.

OXO UK

For over 30 years OXO UK founded by Sam Farber was born from the heart, as his wife Betsey had mild arthritis, so struggled to use an old-fashioned metal peeler. 

Sam found a better way by crating a better designed non-slip grip peeler and this is how OXO UK started.

Now they have an impressive and extensive product range all built with grip in mind, so these make the perfect gifts for people who may otherwise struggle to create their kitchen Christmas creations without these gadgets.

OXO UK products such as the Pizza Cutter, 11 inch Balloon Whisk, Salt and Pepper Grinder Set are the best kitchen must haves.

Also, the Nine-piece Nesting Bowls and Colanders Set are versatile and makes a big impact.

WALLY AND WHIZ

The wonderful WALLY AND WHIZ, started by Kristian Them Hansen, makes Christmas that little bit extra with their amazing wonderful wine gums for all, as they are vegan, free from artificial colours or flavours, and are lactose free, gluten free and free from gelatine.  

This cute Winter Edition Reindeer Gift Box filled with figs and lime combo is a sweet stocking filler and perfect to add to your Christmas dinner table.

Their Nordic Advent Calendars, that come in a range of colours such as dusty grey, are next level and fold out into a beautiful display with 24 draws all filled with delicious sweet treats perfect for the exciting Christmas countdown.  They even have Braille on them which I love so they really are for everyone. 

Their fabulous flavoured gums have been made with the Scandinavian culture in mind using fresh, clean and natural ingredients.  Combined with inspiration from all over the world you will enjoy so many flavour sensations.

Hoogly Tea

Keep warm this winter with Hoogly teas lovely range of cute Mini Handcrafted Hot Water Bottles.  Tina Gloggengieser, from Aarhus in Denmark, is the creator of the lovely Hoogly tea range.  Hoogly is the pronunciation of ‘hyggelig’.  ‘Hygge’ is all about the Danish way of life and having a feeling of well-being and warmth the whole year round. 

Now, you many have already heard about “Hygge” but what about “Lykke”.  Lykke pronounced Luu-kah is the noun for happiness.  The beautifully illustrated Little Book of Lykke, wrote by Meik Wiking CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and author of the brilliant best seller The Little Book of Hygge, believes that the key principles to happiness can be sought all around the world. 

All their teas are ethically sourced, fair traded, made and packed in the UK using a range of luxury, healthy and natural ingredients.  There are a range of flavours such as Chill Out Mint, English Breakfast, Classic Green, Cosy Chamomile, Earl Grey and Christmas Cake all make for lovely seasonal gifts.

Stridies

Step into 2021 in style with Stridies Socks, as they have thought of everything to keep your toes out of the cold such as Seam3Toe, Comfort Arch, Pro Base and twiston technology.

Socks are allegedly the most requested item in homeless shelters, a basic need that no one should be without and Stridies donate one pair of socks, to the community, for every pair bought, so you can stride proudly knowing that you have supported a brand that makes a difference.

From cycling, running, hiking, pilates they have socks to suit all needs and lifestyles, so give a gift that will in turn help a homeless person this Christmas.

Mia Tui

Mia Tui is a vegan friendly bag business founded by businesswomen and busy mum, Charlotte in 2010, while living in Vietnam. 

The award-winning Mia Tui bags are still produced in Vietnam in her friend Van’s factory where teamwork is a core value and together, they aim to provide quality products at affordable process and deliver exceptional customer service. 

Their beautiful bags are perfect to gift and the shoulder bag Rebecca is an ideal bag for day into evening.  With star logo detail, part chain strap and internal pockets for your pens, mobile phone and keys you can’t go wrong.

Mia Tui even stock a whole range of accessories including this Drinks Bottle which keeps drinks 24 hours cool or 12 hours hot, so perfect for a hike out and about exploring the great outdoors.

Artisan Food Company

The Artisan Food Company offer a range of fabulous foodie gifts that are perfect for the 2020 Christmas seasons celebrations.

Give into temptation with their Lovely Luxury Hamper, filled with French fancy treats.  Ideal to gift or even a gift from you to you, as this is the perfect night in.

Run a bath and get ready to enjoy the hampers contents including a pretty Pink metal heart with 25 dark chocolates 70% 100g, Heart heater, Pink Bath Salts with Guérande salt, Pauline Macaroons Strawberry Pistachio Chocolate x3, Chocolate bar “La Gourmandise à la Française” 85g, Once upon a time organic raspberry spread 250g and Round candle all presented in a Rectangular wood tray nature with gorgeous gray mandala decor handles.

Star Name Registry

Gift the super star in your life a memory that will last for a lifetime…their very own star in the sky! 

The stunning Vivid set is their Extra Bright Star Gift Set and includes everything you need to give your lucky gift recipient the ultimate Name a Star Experience.

Packaged within a black presentation box, the set includes a confirmation letter, beautiful A4 Star Name Deed displayed in an A4 Wooden Certificate Frame and entry into the star registry.

Also, included is the Sky Star Atlas Maps, the Extra Bright Star explanation literature and also a very cool feature to locate your star via their New App.

Hopefully, my Gift Guide has given you plenty of inspiration for your 2020 Christmas gifting.   

Thank you for reading and I wish you a very Merry Christmas 😊

Melanie xx

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Golden Gifts of Christmas Gift Guide 2019 #Review

Golden Gifts of Christmas Gift Guide 2019: November 2019

Wrap things up in record time this Christmas, so you can stop the worries and spend your valuable time enjoying the festivities with family and friends.

Struggling what to buy and looking for some Christmas Gift inspiration, well look no further.  My Gorgeous Golden Gifts of Christmas Gift Guide has something for all you fabulous foodies with my super star finds.

All these brilliant brands featured deliver direct to your door, so all you need to do is click and order, avoiding the hustle and bustle of those last minute Christmas gift seekers.

Riverford

Riverford organic farmers have a whole range of lovely organic fruit and vegetable boxes.  Changing according to the seasons, you are guaranteed to get a fabulous fantastic fruity range.

This bountiful and beautiful fruity box makes for a perfect gift and it’s healthy too!

Chocolate and Love

For all the chocoholics amongst you, Chocolate and Love have bespoke boxed bars of chocolatey loveliness. Premium, organic and fairtrade, presented in stunning illustrated boxes and Merry Christmas sleeves this is the ideal way to gift a gorgeous quality treat.

Also, Chocolate and Love have created some superb tubular tins with chocolate minis an ideal addition to the Christmas Day Lunch table.

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