It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year and I can’t wait but the one thing I’m not looking forward to is Christmas shopping. This year we are only buying for immediate family (parents, siblings and their children) and one close friend. It has taken most of the pressure off thankfully but I’m still at a loss as to what to buy the ladies in our lives. If like me you are a little bit lost My Three and Me have a few gift ideas that you may find helpful.
Yardley Gift Set
A gift set from Yardley‘s latest range of vibrant and affordable fragrant floral-inspired sets would make for the perfect scented stocking filler. Their Christmas range is all vegan and paraben free. gift sets available include:
- Yardley London Luxury Bathing Petals – Coloured floral petals infused with the award-winning scent from Yardley’s Contemporary Classics range: English Lavender, English Rose, Lily of the Valley, English Dahlia and English Freesia.
- Yardley London English Lavender Bath Bomb – A fizzing floral fragrance ball for the bath infused with Yardley’s best-selling Classics scent, English Lavender.
The Nextbase112 Dashcam is both affordable and effective and would be a great gift to buy any driver this Christmas, acting as an independent witness in case of a traffic incident on the roads. 41 insurers across the UK accept Dash Cam footage as evidence in the case of an incident. The 112 is compact, easy to use, and records stunning 720p HD footage. It boasts a variety of features. For instance, the Four Element Sharp Lenses, made with four layers of glass, deliver clear images and the photo mode allows you to take still images for further evidence. It weighs just 360g and can be stored easily within your car, with the additional feature of the Click and Go Mount, a magnetic feature exclusive to Nextbase, ensuring that the Dash Cam fits snugly into your car, free from wires. The 112 is an affordable piece of tech and will be available for £39 over the Christmas period.
Flamigni’s dark chocolate & Amarena cherry panettone puts a twist on the classic Italian Christmas bread and would be a lovely Christmas gift for those hard to buy for relatives. The panettone is packed with succulent sweet-sour Amarena cherries and pieces of indulgent dark chocolate. Flamigni panettones take three days to make. Flamigni try to use traditional recipes, equipment and techniques wherever possible. They use one of the first marron glace recipes ever recorded, they make their nougat in traditional copper pots, and their biscuits are made using traditional methods that have been handed down through generations.
Mrs Potts Teapot
This Disney Mrs Potts teapot would be a lovely present for any Disney fan young or old. It is inspired by the children’s classic, Beauty and the Beast and would brighten up any kitchen, dining room or display cabinet. It can be used to brew any pot of tea you desire.
Hogwarts Travel Mug
A true Hogwart’s fan would be thrilled to be given a Harry Potter themed travel mug this Christmas. This mug is made of stainless steel and is maroon in colour to reflect the colour of Gryffindor, the best house at Hogwarts and home of Harry Potter himself (as well as all the wonderful Weasleys and Hermione Granger). It features the crest of Hogwarts and the motto: ‘Draco Dormiens nunquam titillandus’, translated as ‘Never wake a sleeping dragon’
A Parker Pen Jotter would be a lovely gift for those who always have a pen to hand. It’s the perfect size for pencil cases, for clipping to a diary or for keeping to hand in your handbag. It has a streamlined design, is durable and manufactured from stainless steel. It is finished with Waterloo Blue lacquer on the lower half of the barrel but is available in many other colours too. It can also be personalised with a name of your choice.
If a new tablet is going to be hiding under the Christmas tree this year then a new tablet case would also make a lovely gift this year. There are plenty of cases to choose from including the Balance FOLIO which boasts a slim design that will protect your 10.5-inch iPad from drops of up to 4 feet, it’s soft liner will protect your tablet against scratches. Its adjustable stand offers multiple viewing and typing angles, so you can binge on your favourite shows or get work done.
A box of LIR Chocolates would make a lovely gift this Christmas. To mark their 30th birthday celebrations, Lir’s Master Chocolatiers have created a masterpiece – their Discovery Collection. This new range brings together delicious chocolate exteriors with mouth-watering centres and exotic ingredients such as Persian lime oil, Spanish pistachio and vanilla from Tahiti in the South Pacific. The Discovery Collection includes new flavours, such as Dark Chocolate Torte and Chewy Pecan Caramel, alongside classic, much-loved favourites like Praline, Salted Caramel and Coffee. Available in boxes of 16 or 32.
Baylis & Harding Gift Set
Treat your mum, auntie, grandma, daughter or friend to a luxurious gift set from Baylis & Harding.
- Baylis & Harding’s Midnight Fig and Pomegranate Sequin Clutch Bag Gift Set – is a glittering red sequin clutch bag containing a trio of stunning bathing luxuries – 100ml Luxury Shower Gel, 100ml Hand and Body Lotion and 100ml Body Spritz.
- Baylis & Harding’s Fuzzy Duck Festive Mulberry and Mistletoe Luxury Gift Basket – The beautiful red-gingham lined wicker basket contains a trio of Baylis & Harding’s most popular bath time essentials – 300 ml Body Wash, 250 ml Body Butter and a novelty Santa bath duck. All products are fragranced with Mulberry and Mistletoe.
If the woman in your life loves to swim a new swimsuit would make a lovely gift idea this Christmas. Simply Swim has a massive range of swimming costumes to suit all ages, shapes and swim abilities so whether your lady swims like a fish or just likes to have a costume for holidays and occasional trips to the pool you’ll definitely find something to suit.
Gin Infusions Kit
This gin & tonic infusion set would be a lovely gift for any Gin lover this Christmas. The set is inspired by Spanish ‘Gin Tonica’, where bartenders serve gin and tonic in a larger-than-life copa de balon glass with an array of exciting garnishes. This set contains enough ingredients to mix your own gin concoctions – You can use each ingredient alone, or mix & match to find your favourite combinations!. Either add a pinch to your G & T and stir once or twice before serving or create your own infused gin, add some gin to a jar or bottle. Then add a pinch of your chosen ingredient(s), seal and leave to steep. After a couple of hours, taste to see if the desired level of flavour is reached. Leave for longer if you like a stronger infusion. Ingredients included in the set are:
- Rose Petals 15g
- Timut Pepper
- Sous Chef Star Anise 25g
- Cardamom 15g
- Cocktail Spoon With Masher for G&T Infusion Set
- Tasting Notes & Sous Chef Gift Tube
Cast Iron Bird Bath and Bird Feeder
A cast iron bird feeder and/or a cast iron birdbath would make the perfect gift for those who love to see the birds in and around their garden. I can’t think of anything better than watching the birds in my garden feed, fly around and play in the trees and hedges.
Costume Jewellery Cracker / Bauble
Costume jewellery from Buckley London would make an excellent stocking filler this year. They have a range of products including:
- A cracker which contains wa silver-toned mesh bracelet, with a crystal set heart charm
- A bauble which contains a choice of a pendant, a semi-precious rose quartz bracelet, or a three-piece stud earring set.
Home Made Christmas by Yvette van Boven
Home Made Christmas is the perfect go-to cookbook this festive period. Home Made Christmas includes 100 recipes for the holidays (organized by Prepare Ahead and To Finish It Off) that are all easy to make and delicious. With step-by-step recipes, you’ll know exactly what to do and when.
Thomas Fudge Biscuits
Thomas Fudge Florentines. These biscuits combine nuts & delicious fruits with sticky caramel and rich Belgian chocolate to create a delightfully satisfying taste. They would make a lovely stocking filler.
The Vintage Baker by Jessie Sheehan
The Vintage Baker features recipes inspired by baking pamphlets from the 1920s to the 1960s and would be the perfect gift for home bakers, collectors of vintage cookbooks or kitchenware. The book has recipes for more than 50 cookies, pies, cakes, bars, and more, plus informative headnotes detailing the origins of each recipe and how they were tweaked into deliciousness.
Tiny Penguin Necklace
This tiny yet perfectly formed little penguin pendant from Jana Reinhardt would make a beautiful gift this Christmas. Each item is handmade and can be ordered in a range of materials including sterling silver, 24ct gold plated silver or 18ct rose gold-plate. The tiny penguin measures 9mm tall and 7mm wide.
Salter Digital Kitchen Scales
A Salter Cactus Digital Kitchen Scale would be perfect for those who love to cook but like something a little different. These limited edition scales will keep your kitchen looking sharp and your measurements on point. The “Add & Weigh” function will save you time and washing up as you can put all of your ingredients into the same bowl, you can also measure in oz, grams, . The scales are lightweight and slimline and come with a 15-year guarantee.
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