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Gift Guide 2021 | For the Grown Ups

Following on from my last post Gift Guide 2021 | For The Kids, it seemed only fair to do one for the grown ups too. 9 times out of 10 I would say grown ups are SO much harder to buy for than children, so I hope this guide can provide some helpful ideas for you. I’m also sharing gift ideas over on Instagram so if you don’t already, head over there and keep an eye on my stories.

ARRAN Sense of Scotland | Gorgeous Home Fragrance

Kicking off the gift guide is this most stunning home fragrance gift set from ARRAN Sense of Scotland, this has to be one of my favourite items and something I know that I would love to receive at Christmas myself. A lovely, luxury, home fragrance set is such a wonderful gift and the scent offerings from ARRAN are something else. This set is in the scent ‘After The Rain’, which really lives up to it’s name. It is their signature scent and is ‘sensual fragrance of rose petals, musk and floral citrus, mixed with the soft notes of Arran’s precious woods’. It’s hard to really describe a scent but take my word for it, this is just incredible! The set contains two candles and one reed diffuser, and is just the most perfect gift for someone in your life this Christmas.


Head Plan | Wellness Gifts

Next up are two lovely gift ideas from Head Plan, a fabulous online store (and movement!) centred on helping people become the happiest and most fulfilled versions of themselves. First is this amazing Productivity & Wellness Journal which would be such a great gift to receive. With ideal ritual building pages, long and short-term goals pages, weekly planning pages, vision board pages, daily pages to plan and get the most from your day, weekly reflection pages, generous blank space to encourage free journaling and so much more too! I can think of so many people I could buy this for this year, it’s such a wonderful gift to give someone to help them have a more wonderful 2022. Another item I thought would be a lovely little Christmas present are these Mirror Markers, perfect for someone to use for positive affirmations and mirror work. This would be a great stocking filler or even Secret Santa gift.


Wentworths | Wooden Puzzles

How lovely is a jigsaw puzzle at Christmas? It’s such a wonderful thing to cosy up in the evenings and do a puzzle together. Especially one as beautiful this wooden Christmas scene from Wentworths. One of my favourite things about this puzzle is the whimsical shaped pieces that make it extra challenging, and extra fun! For a beautiful quality puzzle look no further than Wentworths this year.


WAKEcup | Sustainable Gifting

One for the coffee lovers in your life. The WAKEcup Coffee Cup is a wonderful sustainable gifting option for Christmas. WAKEcup are on a mission to reduce waste, and so gifting someone this fabulous reusable bamboo coffee cup is a great way of supporting that cause. The design of the cup is lovely, and really nice to drink from. It has a leak proof lid and a snap top to ensure there are no spillages on the go. You can also choose to personalise the cup which is always a really option when it comes to gifting.


Red Letter Days | The Gift of Quality Time

One of the most amazing things to gift at Christmas is quality time, and that’s exactly what you can do with Red Letter Days. Why not buy one of their Merry Christmas Gift Boxes for a loved one this year? With over  2625 experiences available in the UK, you can spread the joy of Christmas with this unique gift. Included are a collection of relaxed and fun days out including animal encounters, zip lining, spa days and loads more. The voucher is valid for 24 months so there’s plenty of time to use it too. For the people who are super hard to buy for, or who really do seem to have it *all* already, this is such a good option. Red Letter Days are also donating 10% of sales to Child Poverty Action Group until Christmas!


Funky Chunky Furniture | Beautiful Homeware

If you’ve never had a browse of Funky Chunky Furniture’s website, then you need to have a look immediately. They sell the most stunning handcrafted wooden pieces and also an amazing selection of homeware gifts. My suggestion for a Christmas Gift this year has to be these amazing Brass Leaf Napkin Rings, I mean how beautiful are they?! I think they would be such a lovely gift to give this year, they have such a luxury and also rustic feel to them that will compliment all decor styles. Christmas is the perfect time to gift napkin rings, as they will get lots of use over the festive season as we celebrate with family and friends. I’m truly obsessed with these in a way that I didn’t know I could be obsessed with napkin rings!


thebeautyworX | Clean Beauty & High Performance Skincare

Onto some beauty products now, and first we have this wonderful 3 Step Skin Solution Set from thebeautyworX. The set includes a Facial Cleanser, Collagen Boost day cream and a Retinol Recovery night cream. The products contain fantastic ingredients that will mean you are truly giving someone the gift of great skin this Christmas. The Multifunctional Hyaluronic Acid Face Cleanser is a sulfate free, gentle facial cleanser that is formulated with plant based ingredients. It will leave your skin soft, hydrated and moisturized. The Collagen Boost Day Cream increases collagen, elastin production and visibly smoothes wrinkles. And finally the Retinol Recovery Night Cream helps to reduce the appearance of age spots, fine lines & wrinkles and has skin lifting properties. It’s an affordable gift option for some really lovely products, and the 3 step nature of the set means that it takes the complication out of skincare. It’s a ‘simple daily routine to help you GLOW and LOVE the skin you live in’.


OhMySkin | Sublime Enzyme Masque

Another fantastic skincare gift this Christmas is the Sublime Enzyme Masque from OhMySkin. The masque exfoliates and resurfaces the skin. It contains ‘a myriad of potent botanicals including; Cacti Enzyme, Wheat Grass Extract, Meadowfoam, Moringa Oil and a range of concentrated vitamins’. All of which have powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.  The formula dissolves the protein bond between dead and new skin cells, to deliver outstanding and almost immediate results. OhMySkin  uses no harsh acids, abrasives or micro beads, it is like a chemical peel, but without any of the burning and inflammation and for a fraction of the cost!  The gift set, which comes with a headband, face cloth and face mirror, would make the most fabulous luxurious gift for a skincare lover in your life.


Baylis & Harding | Gift Sets Galore

Baylis & Harding really do the most when it comes to Christmas Gift Sets. Each year they totally pull it out the bag and this year certainly doesn’t disappoint. Whoever you are buying for, there will be a Baylis & Harding Gift Set for them. One of my favourites this year has got to be the Mulberry Fizz Bauble Gift Set, which contains six bath and shower baubles, and the packaging on this is just Christmas perfection. It looks a lot more expensive than the actual price tag too! Baylis & Harding also have the men covered with an amazing array of gifting options. I love the Hemp & Bergamot Bath & Shower Gel, which smells incredible and the bottle is the most amazing brushed metal effect, very masculine! All the gift sets are at really fantastic price points too, especially for the quality and the luxury of the products.


The Hair Boss | The Double Mask

Next up we have The Hair Boss Double Mask, an ultimate pamper present for someone this Christmas to give them the gift of truly great hair. It has been nicknamed the Olaplex of the high-street, which is basically the highest of compliments when it comes to hair care. This hair mask is different to any I’ve used before in that it is in two phases. Phase 1 is The Bond Restorer, which acts as a protein mask for the hair. It contains Hydrolysed Keratin and Shea Butter to help restore and smooth the cuticle of the hair, reducing signs of damage and preventing further damage. Phase 2 is The Moisture Hit Mask, which acts as a barrier to seal in the protein from The Bond Restorer (Phase 1). Containing Hyaluronic Acid and Natural Oils, the mask helps to improve the hair’s moisture levels whilst also adding softness and shine. The perfect gift for someone who loves a truly luxurious pamper evening at home!


St Moriz | The Perfect Winter Tan

Onto something for the tan lovers next, the St Moriz Advanced Dry Skin Tanning Serum. My new favourite tanning product, and one I would recommend especially to anyone who ever gets dry skin, which let’s be honest is most of us in the winter! The St. Moriz Advanced Dry Skin Tanning Serum contains Hyaluronic Acid and Pantonthenic Acid (Vitamin B5) to hydrate your skin for a softer, more even skin tone. Vitamin B5 also helps to reduce redness and dryness. This would make a fabulous stocking filler or Secret Santa gift for anyone in your life who enjoys being tanned all year round.


Sassy Shop Wax | Handmade Wax Melts & Whipped Soap

Sassy Shop Bath have some wonderful gifting options for Christmas. Two of my favourites have to be their Whipped Soaps and also their Wax Melt Segment Pots. We all love to have nice smelling homes, and wax melts are such a lovely way to make sure your house always smells amazing. They’re great for stocking fillers, Secret Santa presents or just as a little ‘thinking of you’ kind of gift. With countless scents to choose from, you can make sure you’re picking something that the recipient will love. The segment pots hold 50g of scented wax which breaks into 5 wax melts, providing around 60 hours worth of burn time. So it really is a gift that will keep on giving.


Island Bakery | Delicious Sweet Treats

Foodie gifts are always a winner, and you definitely can’t go wrong with a tin of blissfully buttery Peanut, Choc Chip and Toffee Shortbread from Island Bakery. These are melt in the mouth and will be a certain crowd pleaser this Christmas. Tins of biscuits and shortbreads are so lovely to gift over the festive season, especially for people who are hard to buy for, or who you don’t know quite so well. Maybe a relative you don’t get to see very often, or even as a secret Santa gift. These are such a luxury, and the tin is such a lovely keepsake too.


Guylian | Everyone’s Favourite

Guylian chocolates are such a Christmas staple for me. They really are one of the best chocolates around and the iconic seashell shapes always feel really nostalgic to me. I remember Christmases as a child, there would always be a box of Guylian that we would be so excited to open. A box of The Original Guylian chocolates is such a classic Christmas gift, I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t be happy to open them! Another truly perfect stocking filler or Secret Santa gift.


I hope these ideas are helpful, happy shopping!





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