Shopping online is a great way to beat the lockdown rules this year so pull up a seat and log on to some of my favourite websites. Below you will find a whole host of ideas for the whole family!
For the budding student chef to the self proclaimed domestic goddess, there is something for everyone at my favourite kitchen store! This gorgeous set from Sous Chef contains two ramen bowls, two ramen ladles, and a full colour ramen recipe booklet. All packed together in a reusable drawstring cotton gift bag. The full-colour ramen recipe booklet gives you a brief introduction to Japanese ramen. You’ll have all the recipes at your fingertips to become a ramen expert at home! RRP: £45.00 from Sous Chef
Tile is a tiny Bluetooth tracker and easy-to-use app that finds your phone, keys, and anything you don’t want to lose-in seconds. Attach a Tile to an item and locate it by sound, by seeing its last known location on a map, or by marking it as “lost” and getting an alert when it’s found. Find your phone! Simply press Tile to make your lost phone ring-even if it’s on silent. RRP: £19.99 from Amazon
Silentnight Orthopaedic Pet Bed is a perfect solution for older dogs with arthritis or joint pain. The contoured foam layer helps to distribute weight evenly to reduce pressure points and sooth aches and pains for a relaxing and comfortable sleep. Covered in a durable outer fabric to withstand wear and tear, scratching and stains. The inside of the bed provides a lovely sleep environment for your pet and the high sides help to keep your pet cosy and secure, whilst the dropped front ensures easy access. RRP: £50 – £70 available from Pets at Home
Anna Cousins is a complete online workout goddess. I have had the pleasure of completing some of her classes and boy has this girl got stamina! These classes are all live-streamed every day to the Anna’s Army Facebook group, and to take part all you need to do is request to join. Whether you are a complete beginner, a seasoned athlete, a senior or a junior, there’s something there for you. There are gift vouchers available to buy which give you access to member privileges. Prices start from £19.99 a month.
Save the planet and some pennies at the same time with an eco friendly blast from the past! When I was younger I always wanted a Sodastream and its taken until I’m 45 to have one! With the Sodastream Spirit you can create soft drinks, cocktails and more at the push of a button. Make ice cold fresh sparkling water in no time at all! RRP £99.99 from Sodastream
Now a gift for the serious coffee lover. Artisan Coffee School was founded in 2015 by husband and wife team Edwin and Magda. They care deeply about the sustainability of their coffee and set up a small but mighty roastery called Curious Roo. The Curious Roo beans are provided to cafes nationwide and also used at the Artisan Coffee School, so if you want to enjoy a delicious coffee at home, try the Barn Door Blend with traceable beans from Central & South America, available in whole bean and ground.
If you are unsure what to buy this year Voucher Express has your back! Gift Cards from Voucher Express end the age-old dilemma of what gift to send. Now your recipient has the option of every Voucher and store featured on Voucher Express – thousands of individual shops with the biggest retail brands in Britain. With values from £10 to £250 you can get the card sent directly to them and they can exchange at their leisure.
I am a huge fan of cooking from scratch so ingredients are always high on my list of wants, especially items that I can’t purchase in the supermarket. Spice Pots are little pots of joy that pack quite the punch! These spice blends make being in the kitchen simple and are great for cooks on the go. There are so many flavours to choose from and a fabulous cookbook to complete your kitchen needs! Gift sets are available and you can mix and match whichever pots you wish. Available from Spice Pots
With a variety of locations throughout the UK, there’s bound to be a heart pounding experience to get someone all revved up. From Ferrari rides to afternoon tea and Lamborghini’s to unique tank paintballing battles. There are tons of spa, food or engine fuelled experiences within this voucher to pick from. Voucher is valid for 24 months. RRP: £99.99 from Red Letter Days
Pet Teezer From the creator of Tangle Teezer we now have the ultimate in pet grooming! There are 3 different sizes – puppy, de-tangling and de-shedding. All Pet Teezer brushes can be used on either wet or dry fur and are a great hand held groomer for kids to be able to groom their own pets safely and gently. Prices start from £10 and are available from Pets at Home
Pets truly are a part of the family, as any animal lover will know. We have created a full, ever-expanding range of innovative and natural pet products to show them some extra love. Feel be:loved. Sometimes, the oldest ideas really are the best. Inspiration came in the form of an old family heirloom, a farmhouse recipe book passed down from generation to generation finally landing in our own laps! Using nothing but hedgerows and nature’s harvest to work with, our relative used these recipes to care for their own farm animals when their funds were running low. Fast forward to 2019, these natural remedies seemed to be the perfect fit for Podium Pet Products in our eco-pledge. RRP: from £5.00
Walkers shortbread have released an advent calendar that should be on everyones list this year. Imagine sitting down with a cup of tea and shortbread biscuit every day of December! Available to purchase from the Walkers website from £14.99
Lilys Kitchen have outdone themselves this year with a fabulous array of treats for our four legged friends. With everything from advent calendars to Christmas dinner and treats, there is something for both cats and dogs this Christmas season. Filled with naturally delicious ingredients, this extravaganza of a dish will be the star of the Christmas dinner show for dogs. Made with freshly prepared turkey, duck and goose with a supporting cast of festive parsnips and cranberries, it’s guaranteed to get rave reviews from your waggiest family member. Bravo! Prices start from £2.75
Giesswein Slippers have to be top of my list this year as they are without a doubt the best slippers I have worn. Giesswein make everything from slip ons to boots and slipper socks for the whole family. Using only natural materials these wool slippers have non slip soles too which are perfect for running around after little ones! RRP: £72 from Giesswein
A Year of You: A Seasonal Guide to Boosting Your Brilliance is a beautifully illustrated self-care book, jam-packed with tiny ways to be kinder to yourself, practise gratitude and embrace mindfulness, every week of the year. Providing a place for readers to reflect, find moments of calm and dream big, every page of this stylish book features a quote, activity or tip to inspire, soothe a busy mind and restore. The book guides readers through the seasons – decluttering your mind for spring, unlocking sunny thinking for summer, stimulating your senses for autumn and kickstarting cosy kindness for winter. RRP: £9.99
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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.