Christmas wouldn’t be the same without smellies! They are the staple gift for last minute guests and really what makes me smile on Christmas morning. I have quite a good skincare routine but love trying new things. Here are a few of my favourites and a few new discoveries thrown in! What are your must haves?
Dr.PAWPAW have launched a whole range of skin care products and gifts this winter. I adore their lip balms and find that they work so well I only need apply a little to last all day! Their Hand Health Kits have been designed to aid keeping hands safe, nourished and protected all year round. This kit contains 1 x Dr.PAWPAW Antibacterial Hand Sanitiser and 1 x Dr.PAWPAW Original Balm. RRP: £10
I have blogged about my love of Arran skincare and scents in the past so they were a sure fire winner for my gift guide. If you can’t decide which of the Arran bath and shower gels to pick? Why not indulge in the fragrance collections with this pick of four 30ml shower gels, boasting our best-selling scents. Explore After the Rain, Glenashdale, Seaweed & Sage and Formulas Bergamot and Ginger. RRP: £10.00 from Arran
Carmex is a world renowned lip balm company and one of my firm favourites. Available in squeezable tubes and sticks as well as their iconic pots. The brand most recently launched their range of Moisture Plus Hydrating Lip Tints. The new and improved formula is available in four shades. Prices from £2.99 available at Superdrug.
Balade en Provence create solid beauty bars for the face, hair and body that are certified vegan and organic, zero waste, cruelty free, palm oil free and packaged in compostable packaging printed with vegetable ink. Their solid beauty bars are perfect for stocking fillers! RRP £6 from Holland & Barrett
Bodysprays and perfumes are always a firm favourite as Christmas gifts. Its something that is always going to be used. This Yardley London Deodorising Body Spray set is ideal for popping in a handbag to freshen at anytime. Vegan, cruelty free and containing 95% natural derived ingredients. RRP: £8 from Amazon
Men’s gifts aren’t complete without aftershave and my absolute favourite has to be Savage. Dior Sauvage Eau de Parfum reveals new and mysterious facets compared to the original Eau de Toilette. Juicy Calabrian bergamot juicy invites new sensual spicy notes with a woody trail of ambroxan wrapped in the smoky accents of Papua New Guinean vanilla absolute for greater virility. Inspired by the wide-open space of the desert at twilight. RRP: £69.99 from Perfume Direct
A Beard Grooming Kit should be top of all lists this year. The Bluebeards Revenge’s Beard Grooming Kit is the secret to transforming knotted beards into fine works of art. It features the brand’s compact Travel Beard Brush and sweet-smelling Classic Blend Beard Oil to tame even the most burly beards. In fact, Santa might just keep this one for himself… RRP £23.99
The pefect package for his package. Treat him to the Cool Pants Gift Set. Fresh plums and fresh pants?! This set includes Cool Fresh & Dry Balls and a pair of black cotton Below the Belt Grooming boxer shorts. Ultimate day-long ball comfort. RRP £12 from BTBGrooming
SEAMS is the only hand cream I use. It is made in the UK and not tested on animals, it is also Paraben free which is a huge concern these days. I found it absorbed instantly and left my hands feeling non greasy which is essential if I am working with fabrics or paper crafts. Filled with naturally active ingredients including shea butter, macadamia and rosehip oils, oat beta glucan, Pragona oil, lavender, gylcerine, pro-vitamin B5, swiss garden cress and hydrolyzed Keratin. All of these ingredients either moisturise, mend, calm or soften the skin so you know it is working from the first use. Perfect stocking filler. Prices start from £14 for a 75ml tube
With Winter bringing cold and dark nights, help your little one settle into a bedtime routine with the AVEENO® Mum & Baby giftset. Care for delicate skin this winter with the AVEENO® Baby Daily Care Hair & Body Wash and follow with a mum & baby massage with our daily moisturising lotions. This is the perfect skincare bundle for you & your baby over the colder months! RRP: £20 from Boots
Biodot energydots are low-powered magnets which have been programmed with natural frequencies to protect people (and pets) from the potentially harmful effects of electro-magnetic radiation (EMR) emitted from the wireless devices that we enjoy everyday – from mobile phones to Wi-Fi routers. The clever (and stylish) discs can be attached to devices, worn or displayed in the home –working to bring positive energy and harmony to all around them. There are six DOTS in the range and each has a different recipe of frequencies for its specific use. RRP: from £25
For those who prefer a more traditional home-like experience when on vacation, a timeshare can make sense. If you’ve gotten many years of good use out of your timeshare and now want to get rid of it, a timeshare cancellation company like Timeshare Freedom Group or Lonestar transfer may be able to help.