Friday 1 December 2017

Mums Wine HQ Christmas gift guide

We are now well and truly on our way into the festive season so I am sure you are all starting to think of your shopping. With so much choice it can be difficult to know where to start so i have put together a few ideas for you.

A perfect start and magical gift My golden ticket - Personalised book featuring Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, the book is truly amazing and can be personalised to feature your very own Charlie Bucket! They will explore wonderful rooms, have exciting experiences and create there very own tasty treats inspired by their name, all on their journey through the book. The book looks amazing and is really good quality and so many elements of the book are personalised and inspired by your child's name, I cannot wait to see the reaction when it is opened up on Christmas morning.

Mitre Star Wars Scriball -  perfect for any star wars fan, choose your side be it light or dark, colour and play! RRP £12.99, The ball comes in four different charachter designs so you can choose whether you want to be on the dark or light side, simply inflate and use the five colouring pens included to design your very own individual personalised ball.

Roller Boots - For the more active friend or relative how about a pair of Skates with so much choice you could relive your youth, get the kids off the technology and have some fun. Roller boots are making a come back and you are spoilt with choice from Skates, with bright funky designs or cool classic designs you will find something for any taste. I reviewed a pair earlier in the year for my youngest so thought this would be the perfect opportunity to get some myself and join her, a great way to spend some quality time whilst getting out and about, enjoying the outdoors. 

For the youngsters what about products from the ever popular Child's farm
Bedtime gift set
The baby bedtime gift set contains 3 large bottles of essential baby lotions and washes, and routine information to help make bedtime for baby easy. The pack makes a great baby shower or newborn gift for mothers. Something for every occasion, this is a great introduction to the brand.
Contains 250ml bottles of Childs Farm baby wash, Childs Farm baby moisturiser & Childs Farm baby bedtime bubbles.

Or the baby essentials kit
The baby essentials gift set contains 4 little bottles of essential baby lotions and potions that make a great baby shower or newborn gift for mothers. Something for every occasion, this is a great introduction to the brand or travelling companion for little ones.
Hand wash and moisturiser
This gift bag may have the word ‘hand’ in the title, but its contents can be used all over the face and body. Our award-winning hand wash and moisturiser smell wonderful. They cleanse deeply, while leaving skin thoroughly moisturised and silky. A great gift for grown ups too!

Suitable for newborns and upwards, dermatologist approved for sensitive and eczema-prone skin.

Personalised Cushion from Giftpup  Personalised gifts always prove to be popular because it shows there has been some thought gone into the present and Giftpup have a huge range of gifts you can personalise for the perfect gift, they have cushions, mugs, notebooks, canvases and you can even personalise your very own beer bottle labels as a gift so there is always something for everyone, i was sent a personalised cushion as a sample and it is really good quality and well made and the picture quality is really good, definitely something i would order for family and friends in the future, go and check out Giftpup to see their whole range of fabulous personalised gifts for every occassion not just Christmas.

7th Heaven face masks are the perfect way to unwind and relax whilst treating your skin at the same time, there are so many different types available you will be sure to find one you love, and the added bonus you will be left feeling and looking radiant, the perfect gift of relaxation and fabulous skin. 

For managable super soft hair try TIANA Argan Fresh Coconut TLC, Intensive Hair Treatment
  • A unique combination of intensive virgin coconut and argan oil conditioners
  • It delivers an instant transformation leaving hair shiny and manageable
  • The only beauty product to combine organic coconut and argan oils together
  • Contains the highest content of key nutrients including Lauric acid, Capric acid and Caprillic acid which posses excellent anti-bacterial properties
  • Perfect way to combat all kinds of damaged or dry hair and can also be used to treat dandruff

Who doesn't love a smooth clean shave, so how about treating your loved one or dad to these from Gillette, the ProGlide FlexBall razors RRP £12, it glides and moves with the contours of the face to offer the smoothest, closest shave even on tricky areas. The flexball technology means the blades move backwards and forwards as well as side to side for a closer shave and to allow movement and making it easier to get into the tricky places. 

If you know someone that would fancy getting creative before a pamper then check out these beauty craft kits  including
Make your own lip balm - Create your own lip balm with this easy to use kit. Have fun, be creative and know exactly what’s in it, because you made it! Contains all the ingredients you will need to make lovely and natural lip balm at home. Included in the kit:

Vitamin E capsules x 2
Beeswax 10g
Cocoa butter 10g
Calendula Oil 15g
Refined Coconut Oil 20g
Lip Balm Tins x 5
Wooden stirrer x 1

These natural ingredients have been chosen for their all-natural benefits. The enriching quality of natural Vitamin E with its antioxidant properties, combined with the moisturising qualities of Cocoa Butter and Coconut Oil and the soothing benefits of calendula oil are perfect for leaving your lips soft and nourished. All combined by you to make these luscious Lip Balms.
Studies have found that talking to your Lip Balm as you make it will improve the consistency and temperament of your balm, this will encourage smiling, laughing and possibly giggling if the lip balm is given the correct amount of love.

Safety Precautions: Always conduct a patch test before using any new product.

Or what about a massage oil set to help unwind and relax at the end of the day? There are some lovely sets available for all needs and preferences. 

We all know that one person who is forever swapping and changing glasses or taking them off for some tasks as the strength is too much or too little...well i have the perfect gift for them from eyejusters, a revolutionary idea that allows you to adjust the strength of your glasses with the turn of a tiny dial located on the inner side of the glasses, amazing! No more swapping and changing, taking glasses on and off for jobs like computer work. The glasses are stylish and comfortable and have a changeable strength ranging from +0.50 to +4.00D making them the most versatile non prescription glasses you will buy. 

As an alternative gift how about the gift of crystal healing? 
The healing properties of crystals have been recognised and harnessed for thousands of years. Crystals were abundant in ancient Egyptian tombs and carried by the Egyptians as amulets and charms. Crystals are referred to in Greek mythology, and have also been discovered in the tombs of Chinese rulers. Native Americans used them extensively in their ceremonies and initiations as did the Mayans and Aztecs. Crystals are also referred to more than 200 times in the Bible. So there you are crystals have been used fairly worldwide in history. The beauty, magic, and enormous power of crystals, have fascinated humankind throughout the ages and we still use them today. On the Crystals shop page, you will find a list of crystals which are available to purchase from NRG Healing.

You can not go wrong with a good book, so what about the Novella series from author Tony Drury

The Novella Nostalgia collection features three enticing short-stories, Lunch With Harry, Twelve Troubled Jurors, and the newest release, Forever On Thursdays. These stories are greatly fitting for the homeward journey after visiting relatives at Christmas, or for those breaks between checking the Christmas dinner! And if time is limited for reading the whole novella, do not fear as the memorable story-lines will remain in your thinking until you pick up and read again.

“Lunch with Harry” transfers the tale to Regent Street, London in 2016. Audrey Hepburn is recreated in the desirable shape of Dr Ella van Houten who has stood on a man’s foot outside Hamleys, the world’s oldest toy shop. Ella was imagining that she was Holly Golightly, the character that Hepburn played in one of Hollywood’s greatest ever romantic films, in New York- the most Christmassy city of them all.

“Twelve Troubled Jurors” follows an explosive Crown Court case which creates nerve jangling tensions among members of the jury. The weakness of the evidence of financial “insider dealing” is offset by Vicki Rollins’ resentment of the wealthy classes in a courtroom drama echoing the strains of “Twelve Angry Men”, the film that gave us one of Henry Fonda’s greatest performances.

“Forever On Thursdays” is based on the unforgettable British film “Brief Encounter” and tells the tale of Carey and Mark, who meet unexpectedly when Carey is the victim of an assault at a railway station.  Mark is her saviour and whisks her away for a coffee; the pair get on well and soon they are meeting every Thursday. 

Who doesn't love a piece of Jewellery as a gift? If you want to show your mum just how much you care then how about this gorgeous piece from Astra jewelery, the gift of life pendant is truly stunning and depicts the mother's and child's feet together in a heart shape pendant. It is beautiful and really well made and a gift any mother would love to receive, so go on spoil your mum this Christmas with a piece of jewellery she will treasure. 
Mothers and fathers give the gift of life, and in turn children bring the gift of love when they aren't driving their parents crazy! ASTRA Gift of Life celebrates the bond between mother and child with two feet, one little, one large, to represent the parent and child. When the child becomes a parent and the parent a grandparent, so the gift of life keeps on giving. This piece comes from ASTRA, a New Zealand based brand founded in 2013. The inspiration for ASTRA's pieces comes from the team's relationships, as well as their lifestyles, and the environment which shows in the quality and detail of the piece. 

For the man in your life why not smarten him up with a gift of cufflinks from Dobell menswear?
Just as a woman would never go to a dinner party without her jewellery, a man should never be without his cufflinks. Cufflinks are an important accessory when dressing for formal events and can finish off a good quality suit to perfection. Dobell have a great range that will suit all personalities and tastes, and not forgetting their range of suits and formal wear, it really is worth checking out as you would be hard pressed to find the great quality of Dobell menswear at a better price anywhere else.

Phone cases - What gift guide would be complete these days without some accessory for your technology and something anyone would be happy to receive is a smart new phone cover, protection is so important thee days with the cost of a new phone being in the high hundreds, and not all of us take out insurance on contract phones so we need to make sure they are protected as well as looking good! Speck have some amazingly stylish and extremely protective cases for all your phones and tablets.
The case manufacturer offers up to 3 metre drop protection for their phone cases, and up to 1.2 metre drop protection for tablets and MacBook cases. Their cases feature an IMPACTIUM™ Shock Barrier, Speck’s innovative new shock-suppression technology that protects your device without adding unnecessary bulk: it absorbs and disperses shock from impact. With Speck, you get optimum protection and everything else: beautiful design, sleek lines, and purposeful details.

 Storage/ shelving - Ok so this may not be the most traditional or obvious gift but what about garage shelving from tufferman for your other halves man cave? Now i know it isn't the slightest bit romantic (maybe the male equivalent of us receiving a hoover) But how many of your hubbys/ partners spend hours tinkering in the shed or garage, so give them somewhere to organise and store all that important stuff you are never allowed to throw out! And it will benefit you too as you will have less chance of tripping over random (important) stuff when looking for the screwdriver to fix that kitchen cupboard you have been nagging about for months!

How about something for the coffee lover?
VonShef 3 Cup Cafetière with Spoon

Are you tired of instant coffee? Are you tired of your coffees lacking flavour? Or are you just plain tired? The VonShef 3 cup cafetière allows you to easily brew a delicious cup of fresh ground coffee to start your day off strong. The VonShef cafetière is easy to use: simply scoop in your favourite pre-ground or freshly ground coffee and add the required amount of water just off the boil. In just 4 minutes your coffee will be ready to filter - use the specially designed plunger to sieve out any remnants of ground coffee from your brew and enjoy. Features -

Stainless Steel Construction - The VonShef cafetière is made from high quality satin brushed stainless steel, complete with a double-wall to keep the outside from getting too hot.

Everything is dishwasher safe, making the cafetière easy and quick to clean.

For something more adventurous how about the Vonshef copper cocktail set

Packed with all the essentials you need to host your very own cocktail party, the set helps you create a variety of cocktails with ease and sophistication. Give the gift of entertaining

Contemporary 500ml capacity Parisian Cocktail Shaker boasts an on-trend and extremely robust copper coated stainless steel body.

And not forgetting the cheese lovers!
Bamboo cheese board from Vonshef - Slice and serve fine cheeses in style with the beautifully crafted VonShef Oval Cheese Board and Knife Set.

Perfect for cheese connoisseurs, the set will make a chic centrepiece at dinner parties and get-togethers. Vintage cheddar, creamy Camembert, bright Red Leicester - there’s plenty of room for all the tastiest varieties.
Constructed from sustainable and 100% bamboo wood, the board is framed by a groove to keep crumbs in check.
Concealed Knife Drawer -The board comes with a concealed pull out tray, which stores the specialist cheese tools safely until you need to use them.
Set comprises stilton knife, cheddar knife, hard cheese knife and cheese fork - all with hardwearing stainless steel blades and smooth bamboo handles.
A great Christmas gift for any cheese lover.

For any fitness fanatics out there how about the Les Mills MBX MAT

For those who just can’t get enough of fitness whether it be pumping iron, running or yoga, Les Mills International has revealed the perfect Christmas present for you. Add the Les Mills MBX MAT to your lists this December to experience the best possible exercise experience no matter what your preference.
The MBX MAT is designed to improve your workout for both mind and body. Invest in only one mat for all your club needs, the multi-purpose mat makes it perfect for any fitness session. Engineered to withstand fast paced group fitness, whilst also delivering maximum comfort in your yoga zen mode, the MBX MAT has you covered.
Made from environmentally friendly high density eco-PVC, the mat consumed less energy in production and is easy to recycle. The mat offers confident grip in all conditions. The dual-sided design allows for optimum balance and stability no matter what you’re training. The grey side has anti-slip coating that gives you ultimate security even when wearing shoes whilst the red side is ideal for yoga-style workouts.
Body alignment and target zones aid accurate movement to improve workout performance. The mat folds easily in half, protecting you from impact in HIIT workouts. Roll, fold or hang, making the product easy to be stored no matter where you are.
The MBX MAT is made to withstand the hard work of every Les Mills workout, Get your hands on an MBX MAT this Christmas for £42.00 + delivery from

So there we have it something to cover all interests and tastes i think. Have a great Christmas all from Mums Wine HQ