(#gifted) Let’s face it, this year has been rubbish and last year wasn’t much better. The thought of Christmas although exciting for children fills some parents with dread with the thought of the money we will be spending on food and gifts. So I’ve decided to write this post earlier than usual to encourage you to start your preparations earlier to make Christmas gift shopping easier and less stressful. You can also take a look at my post Making Preparing for Christmas More Relaxed to help you cut that stress further. I’ve also included a great competition too!!! So grab a tea/coffee/smoothie and have a quick read of my post, Christmas Gift Guide 2021 Part 1. It’s a short read full of great gift suggestions.
Christmas Gift Guide 2021 Part 1
Christmas doesn’t have to be a stressful time even for those with limited funds. It’s all about how we prepare for this. Here are some great companies that have a wide range of amazing products between them, you will literally find something for every single family member and friend. That’ll be Christmas sorted so you can then put your feet up and relax when everyone else panic buys last minute.
We have become a society obsessed with taking images. Some of us will take hundreds or more each month and these often end up stored away on a phone or USB stick never to be seen again. But, thanks to Aura you can now display your photos proudly in your home for you and any visitors to enjoy. The frames are super easy to use. Simply download the free app on your phone or tablet, connect the frame to your wifi, then you and your family can send images to the frame from anywhere in the world. There are 3 different stylish frame styles, each with HD 10.1 inch display with 1920×1200 screen resolution. You can share 10,000+ photos worry-free with no storage limit. There are memory cards, no hidden fees. These are such a lovely way to share treasured memories with loved ones.
Red Letter Days
We all love to get out as much as we can now and Red Letter Days have plenty of great gift options that will be ideal. Options such as eating out, breaks away, spa days, driving experiences and gift boxes if you want to get them something great but are unsure what to select. Options are varied and the site is easy to use with gifts set out in different categories to make choosing the perfect experience as easy as possible. You’ll find carefully selected gifts for couples, for him, for her, for families, friends, even a Christmas selection of activities. How would a Magic Masterclass and Dinner with a Drink at Inamo for Two sound, a Two Night Break for Two or even a Fun Family Experience Day Out? These are just some of the many options available.
If you are looking for an engraved gift that is sophisticated and of good quality look no further. Engravers Guild have a range of options for both women and men to choose from. For ladies select from necklaces, bracelets, watches, water bottles, notebooks to name but a few. For men tankards, money clips, wallets, pens, cufflinks and more. Items are simple to order and you’ll be guided on the website so you can place your order easily. Choose from different fonts for the engraving. You’ll be guided as to how much text you can have for each of the different products. They have gift options for different occasions on the site to help you select the perfect gift.
toysandbears.com specialise in toys for children up to the age of 14. You’ll find cute teddies including Steiff Bears, pages and pages of educational toys that will excite and inspire children including; a wide range of sciences kits where kids can try a range of experiments, learn about electricity, the solar system, fossils and dinosaurs, the human body, robotics, magic, spy kits, a wide range of STEM inspired toys etc.
You’ll also discover toys children can build and ones that allow them to use their imaginations. The arts and crafts section is very varied and has options that are perfect for both boys and girls from painting, drawing, colouring, moulding for the various age groups. Jigsaws and puzzles can be good fun for both younger and older kids and here you will find various fun Disney, Dinosaur, Barbie, wildlife etc, products to keep kids having fun, developing hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness, logical thinking, problem-solving and more.
We love this site. With everyone on a fitness drive they have the most fabulous range for children – and those like me with Peter Pan syndrome. Yes, If you love getting outside and having fun then they have plenty to facilitate this. Skates.co.uk have all sorts of wonderful items to encourage kids to want to go outside and abandon those screens from skates, bikes, scooters, skateboards, Heelys – these are soooo much fun, mine have all had a pair. In addition, they have parts, so you can fix that old bike you’ve left in the shed for the last 4 months, and also safety gear so you can pad the kids up to your heart’s content and prevent any unnecessary boo boo’s. Prices vary so most pockets are covered plus they have a sale on site NOW!!! No better time to start your Christmas shopping if you haven’t already.
You’ll find all sorts of great accessories for men over at Trendhim. Options include necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings hats, wallets, belts, ties, sunglasses, scarves, wallets and much more. Their products are fashionable, affordable and all are of great quality. Trendhim has also recently expanded into men’s grooming gifts with products such as shaving kits, beard care kits, toiletry bags etc. to bring you even more fantastic gifts to choose from. There are plenty of great items each in a range of colours, styles and also prices for each option. You really can’t make gifting men of varying ages much easier than this. We love their Montreal Leather travel bag, the perfect luxury gift for someone special.
Zavvi Christmas Jumpers
Christmas jumpers are all the rage and the choices available have grown considerably over the years. you’ll see every member in some families kitted out which their own Chritsmas jumper these days. Some may even have a few different options to wear over the festive season. You’ll see all sorts of great Christmas jumpers for all the family over on the Zavvi website. In fact, it’s the largest selection I have seen on one site. Options include; Marvel, Batman, Stranger Things, Super Mario, Harry Potter, Elf, The Grinch, Star Wars, see how I’m still listing more, Superman, Frozen, The Nightmare Before Christmas and many many more. Don’t forget Christmas jumper day for Save the Children UK will be on Friday the 10th December and many schools will be taking part. Make sure you grab your jumpers for the who family while stocks last!!!
Lockets can make lovely gifts that will be treasured by their recipient for many years. These types of necklaces are often given to mark a special occasion or to show that you care. It could be a gift given to a partner or a close friend. LOVELOX is a British brand that has a lovely range of lockets to select from using fairmined silver and gold. Their lockets are all made from yellow gold (made with 925 sterling silver with 18 carat gold plate), 925 sterling silver or rose gold (made with 925 sterling silver with 18 carat rose gold plate). There are a range of shapes available including round, oval or hearts which are the most popular. Within the locket, people often keep pictures of loved ones, one on each side. Sometimes they may even keep a lock of hair or ashes. These really do make gorgeous gifts.
Buyagift has plenty of great experiences for the whole family to enjoy from grandparents, parents, even the kids. They have something for everyone so you’ll be spoilt for choice with the number of options. For something adults only or as a family, the choice is yours. How would a Sherlock Immersive Cocktail Experience for Two sound, or Silver Theatre Tickets to a West End Show for Two? You could even opt for an Overnight Golf Break with Two Rounds of Golf for Two at The award-winning Belfry Hotel and Resort. There are a range of options to suit a wide range of budgets. Prices start from £12.50 Three Lap Drifting Passenger Ride for One. You’ll find something for everyone and are really spoilt for choice on their site.
The demand for products to fragrance our homes has grown so much over recent years. As a result, we are buying all sorts of fragrance products to make our home smell great. Yes, you can find all sorts of products in the shops but sometimes you’ll be better off shopping online. The reason for this is they are able to stock a wider range of fragrances and products than a section in s store.
Take Cosy Aromas for instance, they stock a range of highly scented wax melts, burners, room sprays – some of which are seasonal which is a lovely idea, oils, diffusers as well as a lovely range of gift sets. Their products are all of exceptional quality. You’ll get a good spread on all the aromas which explains this lovely British company’s growing popularity. They have some gorgeous products ideal for gifting at birthdays, Christmas or just to show you care.
My Chronicle Book Box
I have rediscovered my love of reading. Yes, it’s true and omg it really is helping me work on my self care which I had been previously neglecting. So many of us love to read, it’s such a great way to unwind. Gifting in this area hasn’t really been on my radar until I discovered My Chronicle Book Box. These guys have a wonderful selection of book box subscriptions including Crime & Mystery, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, they also have first edition books and bookish gifts. The book boxes contain the latest novels that have been signed by their authors. They also include exclusive author interviews and top quality bookish goodies for the recipient to enjoy. This company really made it easy to make sure you are choosing the best book subscription box whether buying for yourself or as a gift. The perfect gift for any book lover!
Jewellery comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. When shopping for gifts or myself I prefer to choose items that are of a high quality rather than costume jewellery. There is far too much environmental waste in the world and I would rather not add to this when a poor quality item breaks. As a result, a great jewellery company to consider when picking a gift for a loved one is Jana Reinhardt. They are some gorgeous handcrafted items inspired by nature. Choose from hummingbirds, cats, penguins, mermaids and plenty more. Some items come in sterling silver, a range of gold options or even platinum.
Jana Reinhardt use eco-friendly precious metals and plastic free recyclable packaging, they are Responsible Jewellery Council certified and they also donate a percentage of their profits to animal charities. They also offer a 5 year guarantee for each purchase and a lifetime repair service. What’s not to love about this company!!! So make sure you visit them when looking for cute jewellery to gift.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my Christmas Gift Guide 2021 Part 1. What was your favourite item(s) from those featured?
Make sure you check out the next guide: Preparing for Christmas 2021 Part 2 where you can enter to win almost £170 of prizes!!!
And, also my third guide Christmas Gift Guide 2021 Part 3 with prizes worth almost £190!!!
It wouldn’t be one of my Christmas gift guides without a fabulous competition, would it!
I have 3 companies featured here taking part in an amazing giveaway. They are: Red Letter Days, Cosy Aromas and My Chronicle Book Box.
Red Letter Days will be giving away: a £100 Red Letter Days Gift Voucher
Cosy Aromas will be giving away: a 3D Firework Colour Changing Electric Hot Plate Wax Warmer and a Wax Melt Starter Pack.
My Chronicle Book Box is giving away a Crime & Mystery November 2020 Quarterly Book Box.
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