Christmas is coming and the shops are closed. This means there has never been a better time to shop online, and to help small, independent businesses who offer something different from the usual High Street Fare.
This is my first gift guide this year and I am dedicating this one to the ladies in your life. Look out for more guides in the upcoming weeks.
Reusable Water Bottles From Ohelo
Stylish, reusable water bottles are a brilliant gift idea for so many people – those who travel to work, those who like to walk and exercise, and those who care for the planet and want to reduce their use of plastic. Ohelo bottles are not only beautiful and elegant, they also tick lots of other boxes for those who really care about the planet and want to support small business this year.
0helo is a family run business that designs their products here in the UK, makes their products ethically (2 pillar SMETA report for responsible manufacturing) and with safer materials. Their bottles offer to keep your drink cold for 12hrs or hot for 6 hours and are leakproof too.
Click here to see their full range of bottles.
A Mug From Pup Chic Boutique
Pup Chic Boutique is another lovely, family run business that specialises in gifts for dogs and dog lovers. They stock doggie accessories like harnesses, leads and bandanas for a totally stylish walking experience, but they also have some lovely items that would be perfect to gift to a doggie mama.
I love this gorgeous mug with it’s pretty colourway and cute mantra. This would be a lovely gift to someone who’s obsessed with their four legged friend. I would team this with delicious treats like Lenny and Larry’s holiday cookies for a gift that is a real comfort blanket on cold Winter’s days.
Pup Chic Boutique offers Worldwide shipping.
A Personalised Song Print From Jaan Smith Studio
Personalised prints are a lovely gift idea, and if you have a special song, with special memories, then a print from Jaan Smith Studio is perfect. Jaan Smith Studio offer a wide range of bold and colourful prints suitable for both adult and children’s decor, with many of the prints available for personalisation.
The Walkman prints with song lyrics have a gorgeous retro look, and are a really lovely way of preserving a memory of a special song for prosperity. They come in a range of sizes that start from A4, and are unframed, so you can match a frame to your decor.
Click here to visit Jaan Smith Studio.
Perfect Leggings From Love Leggings
I have featured Love Leggings before, but am happy to feature them again. I love them, they are the only leggings I wear, and I bought some for my mom, and when I asked what she thought of them, she literally grabbed me in a bear hug and said they were the best leggings she had ever worn, which is a massive compliment as she wears them all the time.
Love Leggings are so comfortable, they actually move with you without losing their shape, they come in a wide range of sizes and leg lengths, and they are not see through. They have children’s sizes too, and also sports and maternity sizes too. In short they are a one stop shop for the best leggings around.
Wearing my Love Leggings
Nereus London Madagascan Pink Pepper Body Wash
Luxury and ethical beauty is a real winner this year, and the Nereus London Madagascan pink pepper body wash is a winner on both counts. It smells divine, featuring fresh ginger essential oil that is intoxicating and uplifting.
Nereus London body washes are formulated with a blend of amino acids optimally blended to hydrate the skin and boost hyaluronic acid production, they contain 100% natural, organic fragrances. Their aluminium, 100% BPA free bottles are recyclable and their packaging is less than 1% plastic, making them kind to the planet too. In short, they look beautiful, smell beautiful and are kind to the planet – you can’t get much better than that!
The Positive Planner
If ever a gift was perfect for 2020, it is the positive planner. This combination of a diary, a journal and a motivational tool is an effective way to get all those events, dates, thoughts and feelings that are filling your head down on paper, and hopefully bring some organisation to your chaos in what has been a troubled year.
This mindful gratitude journal that inspires you towards better mental wellbeing every day through the use of positive affirmations, daily reflections and mindfulness activities. It is an elegant, hardback book that is filled with colour and is unlike any other journal you’ve had – before or since. Use it to channel your thoughts and energy as we move towards better times in 2021.
Seams Couturiers Hand Cream
Another gift that has Christmas 2020 written all over it is the Seams Couturiers hand cream. We are having to look after our hands so much better now – all the extra hand washing and the harsh sanitisers are making our hands suffer and carrying hand cream in our handbags is a given.
SEAMs Couturiers Hand Cream is a must have when it comes to Christmas gifts. Coming in a stylish tube and packaging, the cream is non greasy, has a unisex scent so it can shared it with your husband and male friends, and it uses natural ingredients that helps you nourish, hydrate and smooth those hands.
Letterbox Flowers From Bloom And Wild
Gorgeous flowers that are delivered in bud in boxes that will go through the letterbox thus allowing social distancing are a brilliant gift in our current climate. Bloom and Wild offer pretty seasonal blooms that come ready for you to display in your home.
The flowers are lovely, with lots of life in them, and they come with a book that is full of tips for how to display and arrange them. The Bloom and Wild Christmas range will be available from next week, but they currently have some beautiful Autumn ranges.