Last week I shared with you some ideas for stocking filler gifts. I mentioned that I have been trying to be more organised this year as I have been planning gifts by category. Here is my gift guide for other members of the family to help you with your last minute Christmas gift buying!
Gifts for ‘Tech Lovers’
- One: The Smart Speaker for Music Lovers | SonosOne of my favourite tech brands and I always love the sleek design of Sonos products. You can enjoy richly detailed sound and built-in voice control with this surprisingly powerful smart speaker which will impress any tech lover.
This is a great gift for anyone who loves taking photos and never gets round to printing them out! It’s a multi-functional landscape photo printer for smartphones, and it’s compatible with Fujifilm digital cameras. An ingenious gift that will help the recipient print out all their amazing memories.
A stylish accessory for anyone who wants to keep their phone safe and stylish. This leather phone pouch balances style and functionality. Can be worn around the neck or across the body.
An amazing gift for any coffee addict! They can experience the pleasure of drinking high quality espresso, wherever they are. All they need for their next espresso is ground coffee, hot water and the Nanopresso machine.
I love this super sleek and lightweight smart speaker from Sonos and is a more portable option than the One.
Gifts for Her
This is a lovely addition to your skincare routine and a beautiful gift. A concentrated blend of precious plant extracts delivering potent doses of vitamins and fatty acids. Relieves, nourishes and replenishes parched skin.
This Sleep Wellness Basket comes complete with a variety of natural and calming treats. Blending essential oils of lavender, clary sage and chamomile, this scent is designed to enhance wind-down routines and help you switch off at the end of the day.
I love this Figaro Chain & Pearl Alphabet Pendant as you can personalise the letter so it makes a wonderful gift. I have one myself and I wear it all the time!
This handcrafted bracelet is a timeless and celestial gift. It features a star charm with graduated white cubic zirconia pavé on black rhodium surrounded by four pearls. The delicate chain bracelet comes in two sizes and is finished with the collection’s bespoke butterfly end charm, a symbol of duality.
These faux fur slider slippers will be sure to delight the recipient as they are super soft and cosy for the cold months ahead. They are made from recycled polyester but have a plush feel.
These scrunchies make such a lovely gift. Crafted from pure silk, they come as a set of two. The sophisticated colourways are beautiful and they’re ideal for ensuring hair stays hydrated and doesn’t kink while you sleep.
I love this vase and is a great gift for anyone who loves earthy interiors like me. These vases are completely unique due to a very important part of the design process and they really add texture to a room. The glaze has been fired with blister holes intended, adding texture to its surface – a detail that compliments the tall cylinder shape and wavy edges.
This is a gorgeous handmade 2022 diary by George Print Design and it would make a wonderful and unique gift for anyone who wants to stay organised next year. The cover is hand covered in natural bookcloth, 2022 is blocked on the cover and then the whole diary is hand bound by Andreas Maroulis of Books & Centaurs in UK.
Gifts for Bookworms
Myself and Rebecca Lawson reveal how to create a home that takes elements of Scandinavian design and introduces rustic natural materials and textures to create a Scandi-inspired interior that is cosy, relaxed and inviting.
This book profiles 43 truly exceptional hotels and boutique boltholes around the world, all of which are situated in refurbished industrial buildings. It’s a great read even if you aren’t planning on travelling yet, but has great inspiration for future trips and bucketlist destinations! A must read for any design enthusiast.
This is a great gift as it can help anyone with home styling tips, whether you live in a studio flat or a large house. Hill House Living is a comforting guide to a happier home – a practical book filled with hundreds of simple, stylish and thrifty vintage-inspired tips and tricks for every area of your flat or house, no matter how big your space.
This empowering book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the inspiring woman’s life.
Gifts for Kids
Cross stitching is a super fun craft activity for kids. Help make sweaters & outfits for animal friends and improve this skill. I know my youngest would love to make this bear and his friends.
A bit of a novelty but something that will keep the kids entertained over the holidays! This Fortune Teller is shaped like a Pocket Billiards Eight-Ball and answers Yes/No questions.
These T-shirts have been screen-printed in the centre front and top back using black eco friendly water based ink. They are made from 100% cotton ethically produced in Morocco. A great gift for your future artists!
Made from recycled polyester transformed into a fluffy teddy fabric, these slippers provide cosy indoor footwear ideal for kids during the Christmas period.
How cute is this giraffe? It would make a great addition to a nursery or child’s bedroom.
This is a new arrival for H&M kids and I think this set looks like a great comfy outfit and fun present for kids this year. The set has a matching hoodie and leggings in a soft, fine rib-knit.
Little ones will love these all-over glow-in-the-dark star pajamas, in pure cotton to keep them comfortable all night. I also love them as they are unisex and could be handed down.
Gifts for Pets
Durable stoneware dog bowl. Ideal for food and water and slightly tapered to help with spills and splashes.
The squeaky, medium sized canvas bone that’s built to last. This is a pet toy that’s eco-friendly, stylish and safe.
27. Animal by Aesop
Pamper your pooch with the Aesop Animal Body Wash; a mild skin and fur wash with deodorising properties. Enriched with Lemon Rind, antibacterial Tea Tree Leaf and cooling Spearmint Leaf, the cleansing formula thoroughly, yet gently, removes impurities whilst calming sensitive skin, leaving your fur babies smelling divine.
Gifts for Charity/Family Self Gifts
Now, more than ever, we all want to protect those we love. The thought that we might not be able to is one of the hardest to grasp.
This bundle includes:
– Earth defenders
– Support for unaccompanied children
– LGBTQIA+ support
– Children’s activities and play
With Child Sponsorship you can change the life of a child in one of the world’s hardest places – for good. For less than £1 a day.
When you sponsor a child with World Vision, you’ll be doing so much more than just helping them. You’ll help transform the lives of their family and wider community.
Help women and children escape abuse and give the gift of freedom with a one off or monthly donation to Women’s Aid. Covid-19 isn’t the only devastating pandemic affecting women and children today. Endless restrictions and feeling trapped is a reality that survivors know all too well. Survivors have been living through their own pandemic of fear and isolation long before Covid-19 and continue to do so.
They need your support, especially now, at a time of year we know can be particularly challenging.
I hope this blog has given you some ideas and inspiration for your last minute Christmas gifts. I say this every year but I really am going to try and start Christmas Shopping earlier next year!