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Christmas Gift Guide

I don’t know about you, but when it gets to this time of year I start to feel a little panicked. I’ve usually been so busy buying myself presents that I’ve forgotten that I need to spend money on other people for once… Terrible, I know.

I usually end up flapping about on the internet for hours, worrying about whether everything will arrive in time and whether people will like the items I’ve hurriedly picked out for them. But not this year…

This year, I’ve been borderline organised and already know what I’m buying for my family and friends. I haven’t bought anything yet, but I know what I’m getting… (I said borderline organised).

Now play this…

For those of you who may be starting to feel a sense of impending doom at the thought of Christmas shopping, I’ve made a list of gifts that should cover all the loved ones in your life – and they’re all online! So grab a hot chocolate, snuggle down in your duvet, and get shopping…

Under £10

The Yorkshire Soap Company do some absolutely beautiful bath time goodies at reasonable prices – and if you’re ever in York, pop into the shop on Blake Street – it’s like walking into a fantastic smelling fairytale!

Rose Bud Soap Slice, £6.00

Yorkshire Soap Company

For music lovers… Majestic Casual have a fantastic Youtube channel with easy listening originals and remixes, and have recently released their first album (which is on my Christmas list!)

Majestic Casual – Chapter 1, £9.91

Majestic Casual

Perfect for the independent woman in your life, this book of the original versions of fairytales comes complete with brave heroines who certainly don’t need to wait around for a prince to rescue them…

Angela Carter’s Book Of Fairytales, £9.79

Angela Carter

For the avid drinker of hot beverages, this is a mug with a difference…

Accoutrements Octopus Mug, £7.99

octopus mug

For any little (or big) monsters, Hoxton Monster Supplies has a great selection of weird and wonderful gifts.

Cubed Earwax (clotted cream fudge), £5.00

Hoxton Monster Supplies

For anyone with a sweet tooth, Monty Bojangles have a delicious selection of chocolates at very reasonable prices (their dusted truffles are gorgeous). If you don’t want to buy online, then both Boots and Waitrose stock these chocolates.

Sea Salt Infused Butterscotch Truffles, £3.36

Monty Bojangles

£10 – £20

For those who like something a little more hands-on, this make your own lip balm kit is perfect. Choose from 4 different fragrances, personalise the gift tag, and you’re all set!

Sweet Cecily’s Lip Balm Kit, £15.00


For those disorganised magpies with jewellery scattered all over their rooms, these stackable jewellery boxes are a lifesaver. They come in a huge range of colours and designs for men and women.

Stackers Mini Jewellery Box Lid, £15.00

stackers box

Perfect for your constantly inebriated best friend…

Tote Bag, £14.00

tote bag

For the sophisticated wine drinker, this Corkcicle (a cork with a freezable core attached) is the perfect way to chill their bottle of Pinot without watering it down (God forbid).

Corkcicle, £18.99


For the avid traveller, this scratch off world map poster is a great reminder of all the places they’ve been.

Scratch Off World Map, £18.00



A gorgeous scarf is a wardrobe essential, so make sure your loved ones aren’t without one this year.

Accessorize Phantom Floral Silk Scarf, £25.00

accessorize scarf

And for the fashionable male… Fred Perry Tartan Scarf, £45.00 (see more on the tartan trend).

fred perry tartan scarf

For something alternative, this incredible book on tattoos is a winner.

Forever The New Tattoo, £37.50

tattoo book

Jewellery can be a difficult one to judge, but these heart charm bangles from Not On The High Street are sure to please the beautiful lady in your life.

Bess Heart Charm Bangles, £21.00


If jewellery isn’t her thing, you can’t go wrong with the Rosie for Autograph lingerie collection from Marks and Spencer. Choose from gorgeous vintage-inspired pieces in a range of colours and designs (and if you don’t know her size, don’t worry – they’re very helpful in store!)

Balcony Bra with French Designed Rose Lace, £25.00 and Silk Brazilian Knickers, £12.50

rosie lingerie

These bird skull cufflinks from Fashionology add a twist to a classic.

Bird Skull Cufflinks, £37.75

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A great gift for the foodie in your life, this festive hamper has a little bit of everything in it to keep their tastebuds satisfied well into the new year.

John Lewis Festive Hamper, £40.00


Alternatively, make your own hamper for a more personal touch (bonus – making your own is cheaper!) This hamper set from John Lewis (below) gives you the basics, and then you can either go to local shops to stock up your hamper, or buy your goodies from websites such as Harvey Nichols (who have a great food and drink selection).

John Lewis Build Your Own Hamper Set, £15.00

hamper set

Hopefully inspiration has been found from this list, but just remember – if all else fails, everyone loves (or pretends to love) homemade gifts…

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