Christmas Gift Guide 2019
by Julia Paddon
There’s nothing quite like sorting the Christmas shopping early for the general fuzzy feeling of festive smugness. So this year we’re making it easy with our something for everyone Christmas guides. After this, a stress-free Christmas is yours for the taking…
Knitted in a super soft wool blend that has a silky finish this classic, ribbed crew neck with ribbed hem and cuffs will keep its shape for years to come. Designed in Yorkshire in a blend of colours inspired by the stormy seas and the rugged landscape.
£50 from tog24.com
Keep little feet looking festive this Christmas with the Moose mini shoes from Poco Nido! Available in sizes UK 1- 8, the printed mini shoes include a supple suede sole, perfect for little ones first steps indoors. Featuring a fun moose design alongside magical elements of nature, the alpine design is sure to be a favourite during the winter months.
£17 from poconido.com
JuJuni’s organic, ethical and innovative dungarees are perfect for layering during the winter months, whilst also enabling little ones to move freely during any festive activities! Every aspect of the dungarees is ethical – right down to the buttons. The adjustable button-up straps and generous turn ups ensure the adorable dungarees are part of little one’s wardrobes for as long as possible.
£38 from jujuni.co.uk
This 100% wool jumper from Glencroft Countrywear is made entirely in the UK from British wool and features a sturdy zip neck collar. A light weight jumper, it has an attractive honeycomb pattern and is perfect for layering under a winter coat for that Boxing Day walk in the hills.
£99.95 from glencroftcountrywear.co.uk
The Mahabis outdoor slipper offers all of the comfort of slippers, combined with the practicality of an outdoor shoe. You’ll never want to take them off, and now you don’t have to. The outdoor slipper offers the most comfortable design yet, made for the outdoors.
£79 from mahabis.com
Fatale Cosmetics is a new makeup brand for the modern woman who loves a bit of vintage glamour. They have launched with 3 lipsticks in the Heritage collection based on colours from the early 20th century all in gold packaging.
£25 from fatalecosmetics.com
Axiology lipsticks are palm-oil free, vegan and natural. With only ten ingredients, they nourish your lips whilst giving a beautiful colour. Their mission is simple – to make the cleanest, most ethical lipstick on the planet. Plus the luxurious gold bullet makes a beautiful gift for a loved one.
£29 from gloworganicbrighton.co.uk
UpCircle are a circular beauty brand, repurposing material which would usually go to landfill. They take waste coffee grounds and turn them into body and face masks and their serum. Their soaps use repurposed chai spices. The Full House Bundle is the perfect gift of all their products.
£39.99 from upcirclebeauty.com
Carbon Theory’s vegan, charcoal based skincare products have become a firm favourite with skincare fans seeking clearer complexions, and are available in nifty box sets – perfect for gifting. Treat them to the Daily Clean Skin Box containing Carbon Theory’s hero Charcoal & Tea Tree Oil Breakout Control Facial Cleansing Bar, Vitamin E & Tea Tree Oil Breakout Control Facial Moisturiser, and Charcoal, Tea Tree Oil and Mineral Mud Breakout Control Facial Wet Mask.
Daily Clean Box £30 from carbontheory.com
Avon has launched Distillery, a range of vegan-friendly skincare and make-up products composed of concentrates crafted through a rich distillery process that delivers nature’s potency at its fullest. Formulated without any alcohol, fragrance, artificial dyes, mineral oil, essential oils or chemical sunscreens, each product contains an average of 15 ingredients that are distilled, a process that increases and powers up the concentration and pigments in the products.
Details from avon.uk.com
Show hands some love with this wonderful sparkle-wrapped box set. Kiss the Moon’s luxury hand care collection contains nourishing LOVE Night Cream for Hands with essential oils of rose and frankincense to help you relax and Moonchild, a favourite festive nail colour from the Orly Breathable range alongside the cutest emery boards around.
£38.00 from kissthemoon.com
Just 200mm wide, the sleek automatic bean to cup Avanza® is one of the world’s smallest fully automatic coffee machines – impressively designed with excellent features including milk frother, double cup mode and super quiet grinder – perfect for creating top-tier barista style drinks from the comfort of your own kitchen.
£499 from melitta.co.uk
Featuring the latest light technology, GP’s DISCOVERY torches deliver a powerful beam using low energy. Features include a robust anodised aluminium casing, ribbed surface for grip and focus function. With seven models in the range, offering different beam strengths from 10 to 650 lumens, the torches are water resistant, with the CR41 model being waterproof down to 1 meter.
£29.99 from uk.gpbatteries.com
Thermapen digital thermometers are a favourite kitchen gadget amongst expert chefs and professional cooks. They are fast, accurate and easy to use, helping even the most anxious chefs to achieve a triumphantly tasty turkey, without fear of serving up dry and dehydrated meat to family and friends over the festive season.
£64.80 from thermapen.co.uk, Amazon & John Lewis
The Nextbase Series 2 422GW incorporates ground-breaking new technology including Alexa voice control and Bluetooth Autosync, all whilst being 35% smaller than its series 1 predecessor. Furthermore in the event of an accident where the driver is unresponsive, or unable to move, Nextbase Emergency SOS can alert the emergency services to their exact location for your peace of mind on the road.
£129 – stockists here nextbase.com
The Bluesound Pulse Flex 2i is an Award Winning, portable wireless multi-room music streaming speaker. Pair them together for stereo sound. Simply plug it in and connect it to your WiFi and control from anywhere in your home. Connect to your Amazon Echo or via AirPlay 2, letting you play music direct from your voice/device. All your favourite streaming services included; Spotify, Tidal, Amazon Music, Deezer – all in 24-bit, high resolution.
£299 from bluesound.com
Sisley has created a colourful, explosive version of Eau du Soir, inspired by the “Action Painting” movement from the 50s. Splotches of red and blue adorn the white lacquered bottle, and touches of gold echo the sculptured stopper. Original and bold, the limited edition Dripping Fantasy is an ode to life and colour!
£210 from sisley-paris.com
The Nextbase 322GW is the world’s first Dash Cam with Emergency SOS, ensuring your drive home this Christmas is safer than ever before. 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.
£99 from nextbase.com
The totally wireless earphones have up to 9 hours of listening time and more than 24 hours of combined playback with the magnetic closure case. The PowerBeats Pro includes Apples latest “Hey Siri” voice-activated assistance and embrace the new Apple H1 chip to allow seamless, one-step Bluetooth connection between Apple devices.
£219.95 from beatsbydre.com/uk
The Folio Book of Great Short Stories is a new anthology celebrating some of the greatest short fiction ever written, The Folio Society has brought together 17 short stories ranging in genre from the likes of horror (Edgar Allen Poe), wit (Dorothy Parker), sci-fi (Octavia E. Butler), and drama (Ernest Hemingway), just to name a handful. It includes striking illustrations by artist Paul Blow.
£39.95 from foliosociety.com