Christmas Gift Guides 5th of 2021 – Gifts for Her gift inspiration 🎁

There seems to be so many people these days we have to buy for. Whether it be from the kid’s teacher to your most precious, that list seems to be getting longer and longer. We’ve looked at the spectrum of females you have to shop for and tried to consider every possibility for you. Good luck my friend.

Each pair of gloves comes in a fabric Mabel Sheppard logo drawstring dust bag to make them the perfect gift. This product is made from LWG certified leather which guarantees that tanneries are environmentally managed. Crafted in the softest camel analine nappa leather with black heart applique.

If Coco Chanel and Alexander McQueen were to give a masterclass on design, creativity and attitude, what wisdom would they impart? Discover the life, work and legacy of Chanel and McQueen in these sharply curated biographies focusing on artistic spirit.

Who could resist these fluffy slippers by Yoko Wool are made from Siberian wool. The natural wool keeps feet warm without overheating, and the soles are non-slip.

Who needs a plastic carrier bag, when this is around. Baggu’s best selling reusable bag is not just for the grocery store, it goes everywhere and hauls (practically) anything. Carry in your hand or over your shoulder.

Missoma creates demi-fine contemporary jewellery with self-expression and individual style in mind. Crafted from sparkling sterling silver to match your sartorial mood (whether it changes from day to day or not), these dazzling earrings are sculpted to a hoop shape, embellished with pave crystals and fitted with a latch-back fastening for a secure and easy fit.

Create a thoughtful gift that won’t break the bank – personalise these soft cotton-modal pyjamas with a name embroidered over the pocket in white thread. All of the cotton for M&S clothing is sustainably sourced.

Mrs Mc advises me that this is amazing and she is on her second one as the Pre-teenager stole her first. The Aveda Mini Paddle Brush is designed for de-tangling, styling and scalp treatments. It features extended bristles that stimulate and massage the scalp.

What a way to start the day off happy with this set of two Bobo Choses ceramic mugs with ‘Good Morning’ prints.

 

Sunglasses ?!?! Well it can still be very sunny on a crisp, clear day. HOWEVER, if you accompany this lil gift with two tickets, to Paris, Florence or Budapest, now we are talking prefect sense my friend. Complete your stylish ensemble with the Catalina Sunglasses by off White. Designed with a trendy rectangular frame to help achieve a statement look, they also feature a gold toned Off White logo to the sides for an instant high end appeal.

 

 

Christmas Gift Guides 4th of 2021 – Grooming gift inspiration🎄

With the most magical time of the year fast approaching, discover the perfect way to make a statement under the Christmas tree. For the most stylish and luxuriously scented Christmas, give the gift of grooming to the significant man in your life no matter who he is. We have trailed the entire Internet looking for the best online bargains just for you. Enjoy.

Discover this 100% plastic-free gift set from Gucci Guilty Pour Homme EDP,  which comes with a beautiful fragrance and complementary products that are guaranteed to spread some festive cheer this season!

An Aromatic Fougère scent, Gucci Guilty Pour Homme is an unexpected masculine creation with its Pink Pepper top notes mixed with invigorating Italian Lemon.

Orange Blossom Absolute, Neroli and French Lavender while Patchouli and Cedarwood bring a sensual power and long-lastingness. The dry down is intensified with the masculine richness of Cedar Wood.
GIFT SET CONTENTS
Eau de Toilette Spray
Shower Gel

For the first time since the creation of the brand in 1760, the House of Creed introduces a collection of exclusive leather products, developed closely with Master Perfumer, Olivier Creed.

Comprising of three trunks, two perfume sleeves and two candle holders, was hand-crafted using the finest Italian burgundy leather. A celebration of the past with a modern, yet traditional design.

Then we have, Ultimate Heavy lifters by Lab Series. Heavy lifting for your skin by increasing firmness and enhancing brightness for healthy, younger-looking skin, it includes;

ANTI-AGE MAX LS LOTION
ANTI-AGE MAX LS WATER LOTION

For the first time, Acqua Di Parma’s  Holiday Season collection displays the dynamic, solar style of Emilio Pucci.

This is a collection which celebrates the joyous spirit of two historic Italian Houses, coming together in support of the Save the Children “Rewrite the Future” project.

Celebrity hair stylist extraordinaire Oliver J. Woods has a gift for everyone on your list. Become everyone’s favorite Santa with this amazing gift set

BOUGIE BOUGIE SCENTED CANDLE: A long-burning, hand-poured wax candle with layered notes of Bergamot, Amber, Cedar & Sandalwood

CEDAR & SANDALWOOD SHAMPOO: A high-foaming hydrating Shampoo. Stimulates hair, naturally PH balanced, with scurrilous scent of Cedar & Sandalwood

CEDAR & SANDALWOOD DEODORANT: A long-lasting, smooth-spreading deodorant stick with natural deodorising agent and naturally-derived anti-bacterials

Now one for all you bearded fellas, keep your beard looking its best with the Wahl Beard Grooming Set, a trio of products designed to bring your facial hair to its full potential.

The Set Contains:
Beard Trimmer

This neat, powerful tool has precision ground blades to keep beards looking groomed and healthy, as well as being ideal for providing touch-ups on body hair. The trimmer is rechargeable and runs for 60 minutes.

Beard Wash

This nourishing formula gently cleanses beard hairs and the skin beneath to promote a hair texture that is soft and smooth. The moisturising wash helps to eradicate dirt and impurities to leave facial hair healthy and strong.

Beard Oil

Suitable for all beard lengths, this conditioning formula contains a host of natural oils to gently nourish facial hair and soften bristles. The beard oil holds a subtly delicious scent of orange and ginger.

Discover the Hydra Energetic range from L’Oreal Paris Men Expert, enriched with Vitamin C and Guarana to hydrate & energise tired-looking skin. Fight against tired looking skin with the Fully Charged washbag, comprised of our Hydra Energetic Shower Gel, Face Wash, Moisturiser, & Tissue mask, the perfect combination for Men with busy lifestyles who are on the go. The gift set is provided with a complimentary washbag, made of a Recycled Plastic lining & Recyclable Cotton outer material. The ideal companion to carry all his skincare needs.

The Set Contains:

Hydra Energetic Shower Gel

Hydra Energetic Wake-up Effect Face Wash

Hydra Energetic Recharging Tissue Mask

Looking for something special this festive season? Something your partner will covert as much as you. Then allow us to introduce you to Dyson’s limited-edition Supersonic™ hair dryer. Here to save you valuable minutes in the morning, it dries stands six times faster, on average, than its peers. What’s more, it’s kitted out with a plethora of heat and speed settings to make blow-drying a breeze. Oh, and there’s a variety of attachments, too – including the Flyway nozzle to lift and smooth strands.

Lastly, take the hassle out of caring for your teeth with Oral-B’s Genius 9000 rechargeable toothbrush. Proven to remove up to 100% more plaque than a manual brush, the handle operates with a pressure-controlled smartring, and it includes four brush heads, a charger and station, USB travel case and smartphone holder so that you can monitor your brushing habits and ensure you’re getting the best possible clean with the label’s accompanying app.

Christmas Gift Guides 3 Of 2021 – Gifts for Him Gift inspiration🎄

Now this post could be translated as gift inspiration for Dad, Brother, Uncle, Grandad, Son, partner, but most of all YOU. At this time of year we often forget about ourselves, the generous lot we are. So whoever we may be buying for take a look and see if you are inspired.

This Burberry jacket is reversible, giving it double the styling potential. As a part of your outerwear roster, this style embodies sleek modernity as well as classicBritish style,switching on your command to complete your look as you see fit.

This pure-lambswool scarf carries Barbour’s house tartan and is finished with a fringed hem for a classic look.

This pure-lambswool scarf carries Barbour’s house tartan and is finished with a fringed hem for a classic look.

The Acrylic Watch Hat is one of Carhartt WIP’s staple pieces, created in a warm Acrylic fabric with a stretchy rib knit that ensures comfort and a fit suitable for everyone. Features a woven Carhartt WIP label on the front.

Jewellery is becoming more and more back on trend and this selection from Orelia & Joe is bang on target and you can’t fail to find something you love, go on treat yourself. 

The Heritage backpack, part of the Heritage collection was designed in tribute to the early bags of Mulberry, which were inspired by English country pursuits.

A classic design, the 3 Pack Boxer Trunks by Calvin Klein are cut from a soft cotton with enough stretch to ensure a superior fit. Adorned in the signature logo waistband and a start print.

Comfort and communication are both covered with British label Dents’ ‘Buxton’ gloves. They’re made from black leather with an insulating knitted lining and are compatible with touchscreen devices, so you can wear them while checking emails on the go.

Designed with maximum comfort in mind, it’s no wonder these pyjamas get rave reviews. Luxuriously soft, they’re made from brushed cotton which is woven to our exact specifications, the fibres brushed repeatedly for an exceptionally cosy feel. Offered in a timelessly stylish design, the jacket is finished with a top pocket, while the trousers feature a hidden button on the fly and a comfy elastic waist at the back.

Also available in matching dressing gown, nightshirt, pyjama trousers and sleep short separates.

The ultimate of all Multi-Tools! A perfect combination of essential tools and functionality that do-it-all wherever it is needed. If two types of pliers and two screwdrivers weren’t enough it also has wire cutters, a bottle opener, a can opener, a knife and a saw.

With a carabiner clip, it easily clips to clothes, rucksacks and other walking and camping gear, while keeping its versatile and compact design.


Bring home the dollars with the popular game show and go head-to-head with your family and friends in the race to reach £1 million. re-vamped for 2021 ‘Who Want’s To Be A Millionaire Board Game’ which now has digital lifelines.

Christmas Gift Guides 2 of 2021 – Beauty Gift inspiration 🤶🏽

Finding the right gift idea for Mum, Gran, Auntie, Sister, Fiancé or wife can be hard sometimes, but from experience of growing up with 5, yes 5, sisters, a Mum, an Aunt who lived with us and now with a wife, daughter and Mother in law, I think that’s qualifies as pretty good experience in this field. One example which rarely fails to impress is Beauty gifts, well as long as the person you are buying for likes the fragrance or style of fragrance and secondly, go for a gift set, hands down always better value than buying a single product or products separately.

The Marc Jacobs Daisy Perfect Eau de Parfum Gift Set features a seductive fragrance and moisturising body lotion. The ‘Perfect’ scent opens with a unique blend of rhubarb and daffodil, intertwining with the rich heart of almond milk. The scent is completed with a luxurious hint of cashmeran, uplifting the senses with a feminine and radiant infusion. Set Contents:

Perfect Eau de Parfum
Perfect Body Lotion

For adventures in (and out of) this world. Give them the gift of Jo Malone London’s Cypress & Grapevine Collection, a fresh woody scent inspired by the expansive terraces and noble arches of the ancient Hanging Gardens

Prep skin with the Exfoliating Shower Gel and follow by a spritz of the evergreen Cologne Intense. 

Top notes of Orange Amere and magical Star Anise, hints of Christmas favourites clove, nutmeg and cinnamon leaf, and base notes of warming vanilla and smoky gualacwood combine to create a rich, many layered fragrance through this limited edition Candle by Cochine, that is truly evocative and the perfect scent for glamour winter evenings.

Festive gifting for beauty and self-care pampering moments that count from Sanctuary Spa, catering for all price points, including:
SECRET SANTA:The best gifts come in small packages with the Hand & Nail Duo, Mini Body Glow, Indulgent Duo, Mini Pamper Treats, Night Time Rescue, Little Spa Retreat, Dreamy Duo and Heavenly Heroes STOCKING FILLERS: The Hand Caddy Duo, Jar of Treats, Luxe Shower Trio, Hand & Nail Treatment Set and Shower Trio are perfect for that little extra something.
FESTIVE FAVOURITES: Gift someone an indulgent spa time moment and the chance to relax and unwind with the Perfect Pamper Parcel, Slumber Box, Luxe Body Treats, Mini Spa Selection and the Cloud of Dreams.
AFFORDABLE LUXURIES: Go all out with the Spa Favourites or Signature Showstopper.

Get the ultimate youth flex with peptide serum, mud treatment and skin plumping moisturizer for instantly younger-looking, glowing skin all from the wonderfully glamorous GlamGlow

Smash box Essential Set – Give the gift of glow with our ultimate Essentials set! The  selection of best-sellers and makeup must-haves help create any look from full-on glam to an effortless “no makeup” makeup look.

Voted for by the L’OCCITANE online community, £5 from the sale of each Best of L’OCCITANE Gift will go to Shelter.

Shelter believes home is a human right. They support people facing homelessness and campaign to reform a broken housing system that causes it in the first place.

With deep-rooted commitments at the heart of the brand and savvy customers who want more from their beauty products, they have created their eco edit; the products that you can refill, reuse and most importantly, that reduce waste.

Firstly, to reassure you, all of their holiday paper and cardboard boxes are sustainably sourced. All of their holiday merchandising tools are made out of recyclable materials obtained from sustainable forestry. As a brand, they have reduced their plastic consumption by 82% compared to last year’s festive collection, through a reduction in excess plastic packaging.

The Jimmy Choo Seduction collection expands with four new shades in an intense matte formula. The first matte lipsticks from the brand offer a superior glide application combined with a comfortable feel and a long- lasting wear.

The high pigmentation gives immediate coverage with just one stroke for a vivid and intense colour . The formula carefully uses nourishing waxes leaving a sensual matte finish.

The Estée Lauder Blockbuster Gift Set features 5 full-sized favourites and a whole host of travel-sized essentials, perfect for at home or on-the-go. Ideal for any cosmetic or skincare fanatic.

Set Contents:
Advanced Night Repair Face Serum Revitalising Supreme+ Crème
Pure Color Envy Palettes in ‘Candy Glow’ and ‘Candy Glam’
Sumptuous Extreme Mascara
Pure Color Envy Lipsticks in ‘520 Carnal’ and ‘160 Discreet’
Pure Color Envy Lip Gloss in ‘307 Wicked Gleam’ and ‘104 Naked Truth’
Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
Train Case

Give the gift of amazing hair for this Christmas with Bouclème’s collection of Christmas gift sets. Three limited edition sets packed with our favourite products for all your, or your loved ones, hair needs. Because let’s be honest, what’s the holiday season without good hair. Hey lads ? 

 

Christmas Gift Guides 1st of 2021 – Advent Calendars 🎅🏼

Welcome to the first of our annual Christmas Gift Guides. With the first Sunday in Advent only being yesterday and the first window of your Advent Calendars, due to open on Wednesday, there couldn’t have been a better time to focus on them.

Sorry what do you mean you haven’t got an Advent Calendar ?!?! They, like Christmas sweaters have had somewhat of a revolutionary Renaissance in certain years. Long gone are the calendars of our yoof when it was a rather depressed looking Robin or a Deflated, pathetic snowman behind the cardboard window. Nowadays, the least you’ll find is a Cadbury’s mini chocolate and the best? Well my friend take a look below.

New research has found Charlotte Tilbury’s beauty advent calendar to be the most popular calendar this Christmas season. Charlotte Tilbury’s Beauty Dreams and Secrets was revealed as the most in-demand beauty advent calendar of 2021. Priced at £150, the calendar includes 12 of the brand’s best-selling makeup and skincare products in a handy reusable box and is now sold out, BUT don’t despair my friends we have alternatives to suit everyone and anyone !

Firstly up we have, the Sock Shop, where 10% from each sale of the 25 DAYS OF SOCKS calendars will be donated to Homeless Charity, Emmaus UK.

The calendars are available in ladies’ and men’s sizes and include a pair of fun and festive socks for every day of December in the run up to Christmas Day. That’s 25 different pairs of quality bamboo socks hidden inside the double-door gift package, each in their own individual festive gift box.

OK so although not technically an Advent Calendar, something that you can enjoy throughout the 12 days of Christmas is the 12 Days Of Harry’s Calendar Countdown to Christmas, one gift at a time. Features a variety of Harry’s favourites and grooming must-haves packed in a calendar with perforated windows. Comes with shower, shaving, and skin-care essentials including:

Travel-size Shower Gel in three scents. Orange Truman razor, four blade refills and a travel cover. Exfoliating Face Wash, Daily Face Lotion with sunscreen, Post Shave Balm, Post-Shave Mist.

Then we have for the Chocolate lover or shall we say lovers !!!!! Hotel Chocolat, whether you like Milk, dark,White Chocolate or something in between they have something for your delectation. This particular example, the The Grand Advent Calendar.  Not only does this contain twin packs of truffles, festive chocolate slabs and Selector packs. You’ll also find an array of tipples, beauty products, and maybe even a sachet of insatiably creamy hot chocolate. After all, variety is the spice of life, and our showstopping calendar has a little bit of everything to show the full potential of the heroic cacao bean.

Next up, boy if you or your partner have expense taste I have just the thing or calendar for you. C W Sellors Chatsworth Winnats Luxury Jewellery and Gift Advent Calendar, S220. May I present the  luxury advent calendar and it is the perfect gift for any jewellery lover. The unique box, styled as a exquisitely detailed miniature Chatsworth House, opens to reveal 24 jewellery drawers containing jewellery and gifts hand selected by their very own Rebecca Sellors. Not just for Christmas, the box will make the most beautiful jewellery box and a year round adornment to your dressing table. The contents of this luxurious advent calendar are worth £24070 but its available to purchase for £20000 saving you £4070.

Where do we go from there well let’s bring you back down to Earth fellas with one directly aimed at you. The Firebrand Brewing Co. are releasing an advent calendar for all the beer lovers. Featuring 12 of their different beers, the contents of every can is brewed with fresh Cornish spring water and strong Cornish spirit at Firebrand’s Launceston brewery.

Discover all their best beers in the run up to the big day. From the ever-popular Patchwork Rocket Pale Ale to their new Christmas creations, each sip is a gift.

Last but never least we have Feel Unique’s Advent Calendar for 2021. We’ve seen lots of examples of Christmas Beauty Advent Calendars but this is the one Mrs Mc is getting for the Festive season. With over £385 worth of beauty products Offering a luxurious mix of new and iconic picks from Charlotte Tilbury, Emma Hardie, ELEMIS, Aromatherapy Associates and more, it features five full-size products, including a Huda Beauty Nude Obsessions Palette

BUT it is currently retailing for just over £89!!!!!!