Monday 2 December 2019

Christmas gift guide for all the family

How can it be that time of year already, I have only just packed away the beachwear! Christmas seems to take up so much planning time and we know exactly when it is going to be each year yet it still creeps up before you know about it. If like many you simply have not got a clue where to start or what to buy then let me help you out a little with a few suggestions for all the family.

Dad - Who's Dad doesn't love a gadget, so what about this great dash cam from Nextbase, not only is it a great gadget if you have a prang to help with those insurance claims but it could provide police with vital footage in road traffic accidents or offences. These days it is an essential bit of motoring equipment that all Dad's will love to receive. The 122 has improved 720p HD recording on a 5 layer glass lens and a 120° viewing angle, making it ideal for any driver. With free cloud video storage at, be assured your footage is protected to a secure location.

Cleverly named coffee club and subscription company Perky Blenders makes a great gift for Dad's out there, Perky Blenders is everyone’s favourite, family-friendly coffee roaster. Thanks to their all-encompassing online shop you can find a brilliant range of brew methods, cleverly curated coffee and simple to use gift subscriptions. Delivered locally by bicycle or to anywhere in the world; for you, a loved one or your office. All their packaging is excellently eco so you’re safe in the knowledge that you’re doing your bit for the planet. This coffee is amazing and a brand I am definitely going to be returning to, especially as they do a subscription service, maybe it will even make my Santa list!

Mum - Now we know mums love to receive flowers so how about a Christmas themed delivery, with plenty of seasonal gifts to choose from Blossoming Gifts have something for any taste or budget, including these gorgeous ready decorated, trees, ideal as an indoor decoration this year then can be planted and grown on for use again and again over the years as a beautiful garden Christmas tree. Head over and check out the whole Christmas gift range.

What mum doesn't have a pair of leggings in the wardrobe, comfort at its best or sports wear for the active days, simply they are an essential part of every woman's wardrobe and these everyday leggings from Love Leggings come in sizes 4 through to 28 as well as a  maternity range. These leggings from Love Leggings are some of the best I have tried, comfortable and thick enough to not be see through around the rear! They offer super comfort in the sportswear, making any workout a little easier, the perfect one stop place for all your legging needs. As well as women's leggings they offer a children's range, perfect for your little lady, and reassuring to know the quality is going to ensure they will last.

Sibling (Adult) - If like us you love a get together and have a few drinks and laughs then the Game of naughty things from Interplay UK is an ideal gift, one player reads out the topic card then everyone writes down a witty, funny, or completely inappropriate response, how far will you go to shock? What will you discover about your nearest and dearest? For adults only!

We can't forget the kids now can we so let's start with this Toniebox, the  Tonie box is truly magical, it allows the kids to access stories, music and audio simply and independently, it needs an initial online set up and connection to the Tonie app or Toniecloud account then once content is downloaded and stored in the cloud it can be accessed  any time your little one then places a Tonie onto the box, it is that simple to use,  it retrieves and plays the interactive content and with up to 7 hours battery life it will get through any bedtime story. You have the choice of many different Tonies, ranging from classic fairy tales to Julia Donaldson favourites, you can also record and upload you favourite content onto a creative Tonie, perfect for bedtime stories from Nanny, Daddy or a favourite Aunt who cannot be there in person, once your bedtime story has finished, the Toniebox will automatically turn itself off and go to sleep as well, no need to interrupt the sweetest of dreams just to push a tedious little button ever again. I am sure this is going to be a popular gift this Christmas so get your hands on one quick.

Christmas wouldn't be the same without lots of yummy chocolate, Thornton's have a fabulously delicious Christmas range to please all but the cheeky elf collection will be a favourite with the kids. The famous Thorntons Cheeky Elf is back for a second year, acting even more mischievously than ever. Wherever you find him, rest assured his cheekiness will follow!
For those that love to count down the days to Christmas, the range contains the Santa Advent calendar, a fun way to build up the excitement with the front of the calendar depicting Santa with his friends. The Elf Advent even has a Christmas quiz inside to make the festive season even more enjoyable for the whole family. The range also contains the Continental Advent Calendar, with its crisp white design stunningly adorned with golden Christmas trees and snowflakes, containing an assortment of delectable milk, dark and white chocolates.

For a personalised and magical gift for the little ones how about a personalised Christmas story book from Itsyourstory, the offer a choice of stories and personalisation is simple and quick through their website, simply enter the required information, upload a photo and they will do the rest, delivery once complete is fast and efficient. With young children not only fascinated by their own image, but also the thrill of storytelling, fuelling children’s imagination is at the heart of this latest story which
uniquely personalises both the story and the pictures. The child’s face is incorporated into all the illustrations and the story includes information about them such as family members, their address and the name of a friend. A message from the sender can be printed on the first page.

I hope these suggestions help a little and would like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year.