It’s November which means it’s officially okay to talk all things Christmas! While I haven’t got my decorations up just yet I am feeling very organised and ready to face Christmas 2019 head on. I’ve pretty much got all my Christmas gifts for the whole family, even the cats, so it’s time I shared some ideas with you in this gift guide.
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Prices correct at the time of publishing – 4 November 2019
Gifts for the Eco Conscious
I’m definitely not the only one who is trying to do their bit for the environment and cut down on single use plastic. I think eco friendly Christmas gifts will be big in 2019, which is fantastic news!
Huski Home, a family run UK business pledging to reduce environmental impact to see a changeable future, offer a wide range of sustainable products including these high quality travel cups; made with rice husk and twin walled to keep drinks hot or cold for up to 90 minutes. Available in a range of colours.
Vie Natural’s Hand Made Soap collection comprises of 4 individual formulations, each uniquely textured with organic botanicals. This set includes Lavender, Rose, Jasmine and Frangipani. You may notice that these soaps are wrapped in clingfilm, this is to prevent them sticking together, the company are changing the way they work to lower their environmental impact, and going forward (once stock runs out) they won’t have any plastic in the packaging.
Gifts for the Gadget Obsessed Adult
Nextbase is the UK’s leading dash cam manufacturer, offering a range of affordable and easy to use dash cams with HD quality video recording. Nextbase has produced a range of dash cams with a wide array of features to suit all budgets and all those hard-to-buy for friends and family members in your life. The perfect gift for the safety-conscious car enthusiast, the 322GW Dash Cam alerts emergency services to your location in the event of an accident and sends on crucial medical data to aid efficient treatment. Nextbase have a dash cam to suit every budget, starting under £50.
Gifts for the Person Who Has It All
Quality Street Pick & Mix with Personalised Tin | Available at selected John Lewis stores
A personalised Quality Street tin full of your favourite flavours and nothing else, what’s not to love? Tins can be re-filled time and time again.
Gifts for The Home
Based in Wales, Life In Squares bring your photos to life with this gorgeous floating acrylic photo collage. Don’t let your photos get stuck on instagram, turn them into a piece of art. I love the idea of surprising a friend with this, imagine their face when they see their favourite Instagram photos so beautifully presented. You will be sent a proof to approve before the final design is printed.
For the Frozen Fan
Claire’s have a fantastic range of Frozen II merchandise, there is something for every Frozen fan. Available in store and online.
Gifts for The Cats and The Cat Owner
Gus & Bella Cat Subscription Box | Prices start from £26.95 – Take 10% off subscription products (1st box only) and one off gift boxes with code MYLIFEWALES
Gus & Bella is probably the cutest subscription box that I have ever seen, and I’m sure my fellow crazy cat parents will agree! Described as The most thoughtful subscription box for people who love relaxing, de-stressing and snuggling with their cat. I’m sure you would struggle to find a cat lover who wouldn’t appreciate this Christmas themed box, packed full of treats for you and your feline friend.
Gifts for The Children
The Hape bird pull along is perfect for babies aged 12 months+. Pull her along by her cord and watch her wings flap!
The Hape Fire Truck comes with a moveable ladder, a fireman and a dog. Suitable for ages 3 years + it’s sure to spark their imagination.
Paw Patrol Magicubes, Chase, Skye & Rocky. Assemble the magnetic cubes to reproduce your favourite Paw Patrol hero. Multiple characters in one set.
Containing two exclusive vehicles the Micro Wheels stunt pack is perfect for the young car enthusiast. Race your vehicle through the loop into your garage and watch the garage door snap closed when the race is finished. Stunt packs can be connected for bigger and better races.
Snap up a bargain with this Ryan’s World Toy with pull back action from B&M Bargains (available in store, while stocks last).
Claire’s have something to suit all your soft toy needs, from their cute festive collection, to their adorable pugs and the delicious Squeezamals (I’m keeping this one for myself, it’s therapeutic to squeeze and it smells amazing!). Available online and in-store.
If glitz and glamour is what they want Claire’s is the place to go, pop in to store or have a look online for their fabulous selection of glitzy skirts, bags and more.
Interactive Kids Gifts
Give them the gift of interactive screenless time this Christmas with Tonies. The Toniebox is an audio system for children that puts the children in control. Simply place their character onto the box and listen to their favourite songs and stories. The starter set includes your Toniebox, charging station and a Creative-Tonie and is available in a variety of colours. Character Tonies can be purchased separately and make perfect stocking fillers.
This kit contains everything that they need to create six bath bombs in three easy steps. They can pick the colours, confetti and even a cute surprise to go inside the bath bomb.
The original no mess, no glue, no fuss, just add water slime. Make sixteen different scented slimes by adding water and shaking.
Award winning dessineo teaches children to draw in fun and simple step-by-step way. Rather than just tracing simple shapes, your child can create pictures of animals, vehicles, fantasy characters, buildings and more. The sheets of drawing paper are already pre-printed with inspiring backgrounds including seawater for the fish, space for the rocket ship and a white snowy landscape for father christmas! Place one of the 30 transparent stencil discs onto the turntable, then switch on the projector. Suitable for ages 4+.
Disney Guess The Film is a fun and interactive game suitable for the whole family. Take turns revealing part of the film image until you correctly guess the film. Suitable for 2+ players aged 4+.
Take turns as grey Tom cat Lightning and the mouse, can Lightning catch the mice or will they move fast enough? Suitable for 2+ players aged 3+. Made from 100% recycled materials.
Fill the beehive honey before Boris the Bear reaches the entrance and tries to steal it! Suitable for 1+ players aged 4+. Made from 100% recycled materials.
The Perfect Stocking Fillers
Perfect for their stockings or as an early Christmas treat to get them in the festive mood, Claire’s have a fantastic range of Christmas hair accessories and jewellery – available online & in-store.
These face straws from Paladone are sure to bring laughter to your festive parties, the perfect stocking filler ready for use on Christmas day!
The perfect stocking filler for Harry Potter fans, add a magical touch to your homework!
A brilliant microscope lens that is compatible with most smartphone cameras, capturing images in microscopic detail for a fun new way to look at the world.
Hatchimals are magical creatures that need love and care to hatch. Colleggtibles in a variety of colours.
Claire’s stock a wide range of hair accessories & lipstick including this selection of lip balms with a case, a great addition to stockings.
If you’re looking for extra cute stationery Claire’s is a great place to look. They have notebooks with swipe sequin unicorn covers, magical colouring books and more. Available online and in-store.
Toiletry Gift Sets – Something for Everyone
Baylis & Harding have a fantastic range of gifts available, there really is a gift set suitable for everyone, ranging from bath bombs for the youngsters to gin scented candles for the more sophisticated.
Beauticology Unicorn Rainbow Fizzers | £15.00 from Asda and Morrisons
Midnight Plum & Wild Blackberry festive hand wash | £2.00 from leading supermarkets and Boots
Fuzzy Duck Winter Wonderland Festive Bath Bubbles Bauble | £6.00 from Boots
Sweet Mandarin & Grapefruit Luxury Home Gift Set | £15.00 from Debenhams
Fuzzy Duck Whiskey Bath Bubbles | £8.00 from Sainsbury’s and Asda
I hope you found my one stop Christmas gift guide for the whole family helpful!