Partners can be one of the trickiest to buy for, knowing what your closest person wants to find under the Christmas tree in a couple of weeks time can be mind-boggling for many. I know most of my male friends are still way off completing their Christmas shop, some seem to be in denial that Christmas is even on its way, and they have no idea what to buy their loved one…
So I have been in contact with some of my favourite companies to showcase their products to give you some ideas still available for Christmas, from Gin filled baubles to luxury lingerie, this guide will leave you inspired and ready to shop….
For the adventurer….
Enjoy a 40% discount at iFLY indoor skydiving. You can give your partner a thrill for Christmas and save some pennies. iFLY indoor skydiving is now offering 40% off their Kick Start package which includes two flights!
You need to get to Milton Keynes, Manchester or Basingstoke. It is a fantastic gift for the person who has everything but wants to experience more. It Was £48.99 – now £28.99* for a limited time only!
Buy online at www.iflyworld.co.uk
After they come down, you may want to think about settling their nerves with a nice cold glass of fizz, so pick up a couple of bottles of i heart Asti from i heart Wines Perfect for festive celebrations, the sweet and bubbly i heart Asti is a deliciously fresh and fruity sparkling wine with notes of peach. Just what you will need after defying gravity….
For the one who likes a tipple….
Make that bottle of alcohol under the tree a little bit more special this year, and treat the woman in your life to a rather scrumptious slurp on Christmas day with this Baileys Chocolat Luxe. It tastes like heaven in a glass and is perfect for the Baileys lover in your life. Available from most major supermarkets for £15.
For the Princess you need to pamper…
Finding a perfect beauty product is tricky, and many can get overwhelmed by the selection on the market. If you want to go above and beyond the first thing you see, let me recommend this incredible face serum, from Masterchef Finalist Angela Langford. She has a range of eponymous British food inspired natural skincare range, it is a dream of a gift to give this Christmas. The Little Lift is perfect for those of us who have dry or slightly *cough* aging skin. But you will find a range on the site to suit all skin types, allowing you to wrap up a little piece of luxury for the lady in your life…
A Little Lift currently retails at £31 for 30ml. It is a product that will last…
Staying on the beauty theme, have a look at award winning beauty brand, 7th Heaven who have some fantastic beauty hampers on offer, one of which my niece will be unwrapping on Christmas morning. 7th Heaven is launching LOADS of Christmas goody boxes and hampers, topped up with fantastic treats for your skin, hair and body.
Budget dependent you can pick up one of the following…
- Super Skin Essentials – £7.99
- Top to Toe Treats – £9.99
- Basket Full Of Goodies – £9.99
- Pamper & Party Bag – £14.99
- Complete Pamper Pack – £19.99
For something sexy…
I have lost track of the amount of times I have been seen men gingerly wandering in the lingerie aisle, nervously checking sizes with a look of pure bewilderment on their faces. Underwear can be a fantastic gift, on the basis you get it right.
If you are going to buy something for your partner to wear under their clothes, then make sure you get it right.
You cannot go wrong with shopping at Something Wicked.
This online lingerie specialist offers an incredible range of high quality, luxury underwear, guaranteed to add desire to your Christmas list.
Dependent on taste, you can opt for something playful or go all out and bring home something wicked to play with during the festive season.
This piece is from the Arabella collection, this high-waisted brief is a modern twist on a lingerie classic. The gold threaded lace motif stands elegantly at the centre of the brief, surrounded by soft powermesh. Luxurious and sexy, designed to make any woman feel beautiful. The briefs are priced at £109, also available in ivory.
All lingerie arrives beautifully packaged, wrapped in tissue paper in a luxury box, with an unbranded outer for a discreet delivery.
Something Wicked creates sumptuous lingerie and accessories for strong, successful and confident women, with a work hard, play hard mantra, who only want the most premium, beautiful materials close to their skin. You cannot go wrong with this as a gift, and of course what makes it even better is that from idea to creation it makes to demand and manufactures everything in its studio based in Leeds.
For the chef…
I think gifts that show you have thought about an individual make the best presents. Wrapping up scents you have found on a supermarket shelf doesn’t scream originality. Knowing the person you love and buying gifts accordingly makes everything more special.
I am a secret Sushi lover, and so anyone looking to buy me something unique for Christmas would do well to spend some time on SousChef website. They have a fantastic range of gorgeous ramen bowls and tableware, direct from Japan.
Japanese tableware is designed to be mixed and matched at the table, so Japanese stoneware is made in an array of colours, patterns and textures. The tableware online range includes chopsticks, traditional sake sets and striking plates. Sauce dishes, soy sauce pouring pots and chopstick rests will complete your authentic Japanese table setting.
Plus the range is gorgeous.
This hoshi sushi serving set will allow you to have an authentic Japanese sushi dining experience. The set retails at £29.50, and will delight a Sushi lover on Christmas morning.
For something personal
Photos are a passion of mine, and in a digital world, I think we all fall guilty of not taking our favourite images offline and bringing them into our home.
A Christmas gift for a loved one this year who wants to look back on 2017 in images can come in the form of a Cewe Photobook. You can fill it with your precious memories from throughout the past year, packed with travel and holiday snaps or bursting with family photos from over time. With a wide range of styles and sizes to choose from, there is a book to suit everyone. From a smaller photo book packed with your baby’s ‘firsts’, through to beautiful coffee table books for stylish mums to treasure forever. You can even add a special home video via the use of a QR code, to bring your memories to life, for the perfect gift made by you.
A gift that shows someone you really care. The books start from £5.99, all details online.
If you want to look at something different to photos and have tricky woman to buy for at Christmas present, check out The Book of Everyone is a personalised, rib-tickling, thought-provoking gift that is guaranteed to make someone’s Christmas Day.
The 50-page Book of Everyone as a gigantic grin-inducing, lip-wobbling celebration of the individual, whether it’s your mum, your wife, your gran, your partner or your lifelong friend. Because everyone needs to feel loved and unique. And knowing that you share 50% of your DNA with a banana or a billion atoms with Shakespeare is really very important.
The books are fab, and there is nothing like them on the market.
Each unique Book Of Everyone is crammed with stunning design and is lovingly tailored to the special person you have in mind. Each one is stuffed full of curious facts and curveball miscellany, all set against a backdrop of world events and created by a host of writers, artists, designers and photographers in one big beautiful package.
For the Stocking…
When shopping for Christmas, you cannot forget those meaningful extras that make up a stupendous stocking, and I have some great gifts for you to add to your shopping list.
The Little Shop of offer great gift ideas for women looking to store their treasured jewels.
A great gift for someone who travels a lot and wants to bring a range of jewelry with them, or just for those who like to keep order of their pieces.
The earring books are available in two formats. The Original Little Book which has four pages and holds up to 48 pairs and the Little, Little Book which has two pages and holds up to 12 pairs.
The pages of the books are softly padded and the holes are offset to ensure the earrings are held securely and protected when the book is closed. They are tested for sulphur content so gold and silver earrings won’t tarnish and have wipe clean covers so perfume, make up and hair products won’t stain. So you can sleep easy knowing your loved pieces are safe.
The Books are easy to display on a dressing table or hide away in a drawer and have been designed to be placed alongside books on a shelf for added security.
And of course, following the same theme, you can look to add the gift of hair care to your loved ones stocking. I would recommend a hair care product from TIANA Fair Trade Organics, one of the leading manufacturers and the nation’s coconut expert with over 10 years expertise producing and supplying high quality superfoods and beauty products.
Winter can be harsh on both skin and hair so this would make the perfect gift! I use TIANA Argan Fresh Coconut TLC Intensive Hair Treatment which is the only beauty product to combine organic coconut and argan oils together to deliver an instant tarnsformation leaving hair shiny and manageable, plus it contains the highest content of key nutrients including Lauric acid, Capric acid and Caprilic acid which possess excellent anti-bacterial properties so is perfect to combat all kinds of damaged and dry hair.
This is a gift you may want to give early this Christmas, and is one of my favourite gifts to give to my friends, to help add a little bit extra to their Christmas tree….
They are perfect!!! How anyone could not want these on their tree is beyond me!!
But make sure you gift them in time for Christmas!