Christmas Gift Guides, Gift Reviews, Toy Reviews
Christmas Gift Guide 2017
What a fantastic year it has been for toys! Every week new toys and games continue to be released and the advances in technology, particular computing, has provided us with a vast selection of robotic toys to leave our kids in a real ‘quandary’ of what to ask Santa for this year! For the purposes of highlighting a good selection of Christmas gifts we have picked some from all categories and for a good variety of ages as well so if you are on the hunt for some Christmas shopping ideas, this is a great place to start.
Lucky Plush Backpack.
To begin, I cannot pass this cuddly Lucky Plush Backpack form Claires Accessories which is reduced to £15 right now!!
This cute white furry goat backpack is an adorable way to carry your things. Its perfect for sleepovers or to take along on a fun day out. Its so soft and adorable it would suit both young and older kids. This Unigoat is from Despicable Me 3 so it’s going to appeal to the fans of these movies as well as those who can’t resist its cuteness.
- Plush backpack
- 1 zipped pocket
- Grab handle and adjustable shoulder straps
Lucky Plush Backpack, RRP £19.99 Claire’s Accessories.
Kids First Boat Engineer.
In keeping with gift ideas for younger kids I have a fab recommendation that is designed to stimulate creativity and imagination – this really well thought out and presented Kids First Boat Engineer box.
The kit comes with 52 construction pieces , a storybook and a rather strong and ‘kid resistant’ plastic storage box. The colours are neutral as well – a huge hit with Pampered Presents as this set is perfect for both girls and boys, it would have been such a pity if it was only in male dominated colours.
The storybook is really entertaining and a perfect addition to the set making this one of the best construction toys we have had the pleasure of reviewing.
Aside from following the instructions and building the boats, my kids really enjoyed simply playing with the bricks and using their imagination to build a host of different items. My son is 8yrs and he has had out of the toy cupboard every day from it arrived, despite it being rather easy to pack away again in its box.
The boats actually float as well which is a bonus! My kids have had them in the bathtub and also in the kitchen sink.
This Kids First Boat Engineer set comes very highly recommended from our household. Its strong, entertaining, encourages kids to use their imagination and holds their interest as they do not have to stick to the instructions. It would be a really fab gift for any child this year.
Kids First Boat Engineer RRP £37.50, recommended retailers include Debenhams, Argos and Brightminds.
LEGO UK 41317 Sunshine Catamaran Construction Toy
I absolutely love Lego and its a good job as its in every room in my house! I have two girls and a boy so we have quite the variety also. I was delighted when Lego Friends first appeared on our shelves and the range just keeps growing and growing – just look at this amazing Catamaran!
This super construction set is available from many toy shops instore and online and also on retail giants like Amazon. It’s packed full of a variety of specific bricks and figures and even has some of the new transparent bricks. Isn’t this jet ski and banana boat fab?
My kids love Lego and I know they would simply ‘freak out’ if Santa managed to bring this down the chimney on Christmas morning. Its just the type of Lego set that’s geared for girls but has plenty to offer boys as well. My kids, both the girls and boy, play with Lego Friends, Lego City and other Lego sets together so its a great toy to bond brothers and sisters and have them all playing happily with the worlds number 1 construction brick set.
- Includes three mini-doll figures: Olivia, Stephanie and Liam, plus Sheen and Sapphire the dolphin figures
- Features a 3-level catamaran, personal water scooter and a banana boat
- Catamaran features a sun deck with 2 sun loungers and a pool, bridge with steering controls and a seating area, slide into and spiral stairs up from the water, opening garage for the personal water scooter and living quarters with a kitchen, bedrooms and lounge with sofa and transparent-brick floor
- Accessory elements include an inflatable ring, life preservers, flippers, ice creams, popsicle, baskets, newspaper, smartphone and an mp3 player
- Take a luxury vacation on the LEGO Friends Catamaran and enjoy the pool on deck
Simply search online for this set or click on the link here to AMAZON where you will find this reduced from £64.99 to £47.49!! Don’t delay though, these sets are selling fast and will be in short supply coming up to Christmas.
While I was looking at the various Lego Friends sets on Amazon I found this super little lunchbox. It would be the perfect compliment to a Lego Friends set.
Its got a very pretty design on the front and a soft comfortable carry handle. It locks firmly closed and is rather robust as well so designed to last like the Lego play sets are as well. I like it a lot. We have had many Lego accessories over the years and my kids have yet to break any of them – quite the accomplishment I think so well done Lego!
If this is something you are interested in it’s reduced also on Amazon from £14.99 to £12.55. I have the link HERE
Save your catch before the Shark bites! The fish need rescued from the shark’s mouth using the fishing rod, but be careful it might bite. The players roll the dice to see how many fish you need to rescue from the shark’s jaws. This is both good and bad – if you get a high number and manage to rescue the fish then you have done well. However, the stakes are also higher as you have more chance of rescuing the fish that triggers the ‘snap’!
The player with the most fish at the end of the game is the winner. So, although this is a fairly simple game to understand, its certainly a lot of fun and will entertain for hours.
Buy from Argos and save 20% – was £24.99, now £19.99 I have the link HERE
Also available from a selection of other toy retailers.
Technology Will Save Us – Mover Kit.
Teach children coding – What? Hard to believe isn’t it? Yet, here we have the Mover Kit that does just that!
This toy will teach your child about coding in a fun way and they will love playing with it as well. The Mover Kit includes all the pieces they need to make a toy that’ll react to movement, so it’ll light up when they dance, jump and run. Doesn’t this sound like fun for adults too? I was intrigued and really enjoyed finding out more about this company and the Mover Kit. All you need is supplied and well presented in the box. The instructions are fairly simple. I am not ‘technical’ and my son and I figured out how to build and play with this kit without any bother.
The Mover Kit can be coded in a variety of ways to keep it fun and interesting. It also has an accompanying app to let you share your inventions with an online coding community. This is the part appealed to my 12 year old daughter – she really enjoyed the interaction and learning from the other young ‘coders’.
I was impressed with the colours used for this item. Its perfect for both boys and girls allowing it to be enjoyed within our family by both my son and daughter. Its a good size as well and quite eye catching.
As far as value for money goes, this is definitely a good buy for £50. I can highly recommend it as an excellent gift for kids. Mine are now playing new games every week and really enjoying the experience.
Available from John Lewis for £50. Link HERE
I have a teenage daughter and she was set the task of sifting through quite a number of gift items with the purpose of selecting a few gifts that would appeal to herself. She came up with a few ideas and some of them were very budget friendly. I have compiled a short list below of her key findings.
Accessorize and Monsoon Perfume.
Lovelily by Accessorize is available from Accessorize and The fragrance Shop. I have a link HERE where it’s only £18. This is exceptional value for such a sweet perfume, not to mention the beautiful bottle it is presented in.
‘The fragrance opens with juicy top notes of raspberry and orange, invigorated with a zesty accord of bergamot. At its heart, Muguet (lily of the valley) combined with Jasmine work together to add a fresh and floral depth. Aromatic musks and sweet vanilla are united at the core’ (The Fragrance Shop)
This perfume appealed to my daughter because of the packaging and the scent. She has said Lovelily would make an excellent present for a school friend or a teacher and I would be inclined to agree. At £18 it’s within even the tightest of budgets.
Another perfume well priced and excellent for Christmas gifting is Rose Gold from Monsoon. The colour Rose Gold is huge everywhere from iPhones to headphones so why not have the complimentary scent too! Rose Gold is priced at £35 for 100mls.
Its available from Monsoon instore and online. I have the link HERE. As you can see, Rose Gold is also well presented in a beautifully elegant bottle and box.
It would make a great gift for a friend or your mum and I have to say, its one of my favourite scents of the year, I just love it!
Fine me a Gift
Liquid Health – Skin Hair and Nails.
Something from the vitamin and mineral isle may not be your usual stop when selecting a gift however, I assure you this is well worth considering. LQ Liquid Health Skin, Hair and Nails is available from Holland & Barrett and costs £29.99 for 10 bottles (50mls each). Its the perfect supplement to take before the party season or indeed after the party season also. I would recommend it if you have a special occasion coming up – I took it before attending a wedding where I really wanted to look my best.
This is quite the cocktail of goodies, I was well impressed. Buzz words like marine collagen, hyaluronic Acid, etc, all feature. I have the product details below, have a read, I am firmly addicted!!
LQ Skin, Hair & Nails is a scientifically formulated daily liquid supplement and is part of the LQ Liquid Health Supplement range. Each daily bottle contains multiple key active ingredients and includes marine collagen (7000mg), hyaluronic acid, resveratrol, silicon, glucosamine, selenium and vitamins. Collagen is the most abundant, naturally occurring protein in the body and each bottle contains 7000mg of high bioavailability Peptanâ„¢ marine collagen. High grade resveratrol is extracted from red grapes.
In addition to the multiple key active ingredients LQ Skin, Hair & Nails contains:
– Vitamin C which contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of the skin. It also contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress
– Selenium which contributes to the maintenance of normal skin and hair
– Biotin (vitamin B7) which contributes to the maintenance of normal skin and hair
– Vitamin E which contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress
(Holland & Barrett)
THe only restriction to myself using this as a daily supplement is the price. I will continue to use it once a month which works out well within my budget. There is no downside, this is all good and I cannot recommend this enough. I have included it in the gift guide as I will be gifting it myself to my three sisters this year and I am sure they will love it as much as myself. I noticed the results after the first course and I am sure they will as well.
I have a link HERE so go on, purchase yours now and look and feel your best this party season.
Nextbase 312GWDash Cam
Now for something that may appeal to dads and boyfriends, although I actually have this on my Christmas lift myself also!
The Nextbase 312GW Dash Cam is pretty impressive, so much so that’s its been awarded Best Buy from WHICH last year. I have reviewed a few Dash Cameras and I have to say this one I really liked.
Firstly, to appreciate how small this is look at the picture below. This is a really neat little camera that does what it claims to do.
‘The Nextbase 312GW records in Full 1080p HD using 6G glass lenses to provide a wide 140 degree view and amazing image clarity. In-built Wi-Fi allows you to quickly view footage on your phone and share it with your insurer or friends with the Nextbase app. The 312GW also comes with the Click and Go Powered Car Mount and GPS and G force recording are also inbuilt to provide important evidence in the event of an accident’ (Nextbase)
More and more people are using Dash Cameras as a means of proving they were not at fault in an accident. They are an excellent way of recording the behaviour of other drivers that put you in danger of an accident or actually caused an accident. Hopefully they will impact on the way people drive if more and more people use them – would you drive like an idiot if you thought you were being recorded? I think not.
I really liked the mount as well – I know its pretty simple but this is so important. This little Dash Cam simply clips on and off from the mount hassle free, Nextbase have thought of everything! The mount is exclusive to Nextbase alone.
- Made from plastic.
- Size H5.7, W9.2, D3.7cm.
- Weight 0.1kg.
- EAN: 5060384252254.
This super Dash Cam from Nextbase is available from several retailers including Argos – I have a link HERE. Its £99 so I would say its ‘middle of the road’ pricewise but this has all you really need in event of and incident or accident on the road.
Christmas Gift Guides
Christmas Gifts For Under £25
We have so many gifts to buy each year and this number continues to climb as nieces, nephews, and of course the number of friends keep increasing!
The team at Pampered Presents have put together a collection of gifts suitable for all the family, good quality and excellent value for money – yet they remain under £25.
Yankee Candle Christmas Collection.
Lets begin with the most popular and traditional present ever – and we still LOVE to receive them – The New Yankee Candle Christmas Collection. These candles are out now and I can tell you they are fab! How do they keep coming up with new smelling sensations each year?? For the last several years Christmas in our house was made complete with a Yankee candle burning on the fireplace. Snap these up for only £7.99!
Read review here.
Groov-e Kiddies Headphones with volume limiter
You won’t find headphones suited and entirely made for kids easily so I have sussed out a great pair at an affordable price – Groov-e Kiddies Headphones with volume limiter. These come with a volume limiter as standard and they are specifically made for kids.
These are just £12.99 and you can read all about them here.
Zippo Hand Warmer
For Christmas 2015 Zippo are promoting their hand warmer and I think this is the perfect product for the gifting season.
The Zippo Hand Warmer is not solely a male gift – yes, if your man spends a lot of time outside then this is perfect but I like to keep my hands warm as well – especially if I am standing in the 3 hour queue to get into the Next sale in the middle of winter!
Read more about this here and buy yours for only £22.90.
Cancer Research UK Christmas Gifts 2015
The Cancer Research UK Christmas Gifts this year are fab – so fab that after I received the press release I simply had to pop up the town to my local charity shop to check them out for myself!
They are very modern and somewhat contemporary and excellent value for money – some of them are really too cheep – look at this wooden candle holder – its only £2.99!!
Find out about their other fab gifts here.
Drumond Park Games.
This Christmas Drumond Park have several new games – I have selected 3 in particular to feature as they seemed the perfect choice for my family – Rattle me Bones, Gee Whizz and All Star Family Fortunes. Not only are these games under £25 – they are all under £20!
Read more about them in detail here.
I Just Love It
‘I Just Love It’ is fast becoming one of my favourite shopping websites! They have so many gifts that I have yet to see anywhere else including this fab alarm clock that sings a personalised wake-up song. This is the perfect gift if you have a kid who snuggles down deeper and deeper into the duvet when you call them for school in the morning.
Read more here.
2 Little Boys Stationary.
2 Little Boys Stationary have an award winning range of quirky stationary. I loved it at first sight and was very keen it should feature in our Christmas gift guides.
The 2 Little Boys Stationary range is vast and there is also a great variety of the types of items on offer. From pencils, various sized books, pencil cases and mugs, there is lots of ‘stocking filling’ ideas to be had.
What about this for all those ‘Walking dead’ fans?? I would love it..
Read more here for info on the other items available.
REVELL NANO QUAD
This is what I will be giving my favorite brother-in-law this Christmas! The Revell Nano Quad is the world’s smallest drone measuring only 4.5cms. Its perfect for the ‘tech geek’ in your life and I am certain this will be flew in every room in my sisters house over Christmas and also outside. I can imagine having hours of fun with this!
Its very easy to use and perfect for an absolute beginner. The remote is simple and user friendly so even the kids can have a go!
Read more here.
Stags Head Craft Kit from Dobbies Garden Centre.
Kits like this Stags Head Craft Kit are a great way of relaxing and giving that ‘accomplished’ feeling and I do think this kit is rather appropriate to the Christmas season! The final result would look great on a wall.
Read the full review here and buy this for less than £25!
Blue Nun Gold Edition.
BLUE NUN is one of the world’s oldest German wine brands, and was created in 1921 by H. Sichel Söhne. From there it has grown in popularity and is now recognised and loved worldwide.
Blue Nun Gold Edition 75cl bottles are available on-line only via www.drinksdirect.com priced under £10 or the mini bottles are available in ASDA stores nationwide priced at £2.25 each. They would make perfect Christmas gifts. For further information click here.
Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen.
This is one of these toys you would rather your daughter did not remove from the box! Anna and Elsa look simply stunning in their summer outfits complete with very realistic hair and features. I adore Elsa’s dress and she is very ‘on trend’ with her ‘ombre effect’ look.
These dolls are fully poseable so they will provide hours of fun this Christmas. Although they exceed £25 we have gave them a place in this category for the sake of 95p!! Buy these for only £25.95. Read more here.
Irish Fairy Doors.
Irish Fairy Doors will delight any child this Christmas – I think they are simply magical!
The company is on the go 2 years now and they have went from strength to strength. Irish Fairy Doors are available online and in shops and the concept is nothing short of ingenious.
Buy yours for only £19.99 – read more/order here.
Playbulb Rainbow and Playbulb candle.
Playbulb Rainbow and Playbulb Candle would make an excellent stocking filler for your teenage daughter or even your ‘tweenage’ daughter. I have these stashed away for my 12 year old and I know she will be delighted. Playbulb to the rescue – you can have the ambiance of a candle without the fire hazard.
Prices start from £17.99. Read review here.
H&A’s Christmas Gifts.
H&A’s Christmas gifting range for 2015 has something for every child’s stocking. The company has been making fab bath time accessories and gifts since 1988 and they never fail to impress me with their fun gift sets and gorgeous bath time goodies.
This year I am so impressed with the ‘Frozen’ range. Read the full review here and discover lots of stocking fillers for under £5!
Wilko Pink Weekend bag.
This fab weekend bag from Wilko would be perfect for a teenager this Christmas. Its unbeatable value for only £10! I was very impressed as its a great size and stuffed full of really useful goodies as well.
Read the full review here and get some other great gift ideas from Wilko.
Thermos Double Wall Hydration Bottle and Fashion Hydration Flask
Thermos have quite a range of flasks for all occasions . From flasks to keep drinks hot, cold and even flasks for food, a baby range and some very trendy lunch-bags. I have had the pleasure of trying a couple of their new additions to the range and have nothing but praise for this well known brand. Check out this trendy design :
Isn’t this a perfect stocking filler? Read more about other products and gift ideas from Thermos here.
Case Logic Arca Carrying Case.
Case Logic know their stuff. They make cases, bags, and accessories for all sorts of high tech and expensive equipment, not tablets alone.
The Arca Carrying Case will hold your iPad, Samsung, etc and is very well padded with elastic in the appropriate place to secure your device. Its also rather trendy to look at and would appeal to both girls and boys.
An absolute ‘must buy’ if you have both expensive equipment and kids! Priced well at £19.99. Read all about it here.
Minions Hit Them Out
This game is based on the traditional ‘Skittles’ and is perfect for all ages as well, especially the younger members of the family.
Minions Hit Them Out has won the highly commended Dad’s Choice Award 2015 – something to be very proud of!
Buy from all good toy retailers for £24.99.
For further information click here.
Pass The Pud.
Pass The Pud is another great value game for only £17.99. The players answer questions while the pudding is passed along merrily until you hear a ‘burp’.
Bonus – Its small and easily stored – now, whats not to love about that? For further information click here
Bespoke Verse provide us with perfect gifts to give the ones who mean the most to us! This company is continuing to grow and expand, they have a wonderfully easily navigated website and some fantastic prints on sale for you to add your own person touch to.
You can choose from ‘What is a Mum?’ to ‘Friends’ and many more. Your selected poem can come in the form of a print, framed or unframed, a mug, a card, a notebook etc. To read the full review click here.
Personalised Champagne Glass.
Like many of you, I have that one special friend I really want to give an extra special gift to this Christmas. I have selected a personalised Christmas champagne glass from www.giftsonline4u.com
This is a fab site for picking up really great gifts that you wouldn’t usually find on the high street and I was so impressed when the glass arrived.
Read more Here.
Christmas Gifts From Paladone
I have only recently discovered Paladone and I am delighted with my products – this is a site I will definitely be re-visiting in the new year!
I have a few products I think are perfect for Christmas gifting but do have a look online and see for yourself – they have something for every member of the family.
The Guinae Pig Bank is very unusual. I ordered it for my daughter’s ‘secret Santa’ gift to her friend who has recently got 2 Guinae Pigs as pets.
For further fab gift inspiration click here.
Fruit Infuser Water Bottle
I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys drinking water but can find it a little boring at times. Its a fab way to smuggle extra vitamins and minerals into your diet as well!
The Fruit Infuser Water Bottle retails at only £14.99 so its the perfect size, shape and price for anyone’s stocking! Read more here.
Christmas Gift Guides
Christmas Gifts for over £50
Christmas gifts over £50 are rather too easy to find – unfortunately! However, we have the best value gifts for all the family in this guide so you can be assured that if you opt to spend over £50, you will be getting excellent value for money, a lasting worthwhile gift and one that LOOKS over £50 as well!
Playmobil Modern Luxury Mansion
If you are looking for a toy that stands the test of time there is none better than Playmobil. Regardless of the strength and durability of the figures, the playsets never seem to date. They do change and Playmobil are always releasing new sets but the older ones have just as much appeal as always.
The variety of Playmobil toys is vast so you will find something to suit all children but I was particularly drawn to the Playmobil Modern Luxury Mansion – well, who wouldn’t be??
This is the most fab set I have ever seen – I so wish this was around when I was a little girl. To read more on this fab product click here.
I was delighted to have the opportunity to express my thoughts on Pebli Town as it is one of the most exciting and innovative new ‘toys’ on the market. Released just in time for the Christmas shopping rush, Pebli Town will ‘fly’ off the shelves this December.
With four game modes, Pebli Town uses hot spot technology to allow children to interact and ‘transport’ their play pieces directly onto a tablet from a play board. However, as only 99% of the actually play is done on the tablet, your children continues to have the many benefits of traditional play. Read more here.
Soda Stream Source
If you are looking for a great family gift or simply just a fab gift for a friend I can recommend the Soda Stream Source very highly. This fab machine turns water into sparkling drinks and with over 40 flavours to choose from, the taste combinations are endless. Go on, add some fizz to someone’s life this Christmas! Read all about it here.
KAZAM Tornado 348
The KAZAM Tornado 348 is the exact product you are looking for if you want all the latest technology combined with super ‘all singing all dancing’ customer care.
Like any other android phone, you can have all the apps you like to keep you connected, with all the latest super smart features. All this, yet the KAZAM Tornado 348 still manages to be the worlds slimmest smartphone at an amazing 5.15mm!
In comparison to some other phones on the market of the same spec, this is a ‘steel’ for £249. Full details here.
Philips Sonicare Diamondclean Amethyst Electric Toothbrush.
Its my favourite time of year! I have to say I adore Christmas as buying gifts for the people in my life is one of my most enjoyed activities! Looking for a really impressive, yet useful, Christmas gift? Read on..I have the perfect suggestion.
I was so impressed with this new innovative product from Philips – The Sonicare Diamond Clean electric toothbrush. I have used an electric toothbrush in the past but always seemed to revert back to a manual one, however, this one is definitely a keeper!
I have been using the Sonicare Diamond Clean from Philips for the past 3 weeks and I simply love it! I would recommend it to anyone who may be self conscious about stained teeth, bad breath or any other oral related problem as well as for those who simply want ‘very’ clean teeth.
Read the full review here.
Little Tikes Lil’ Ocean Exploreis 3- in- 1 Adventure Course
The Little Tikes Lil’ Ocean Exploreis 3- in- 1 Adventure Course – what a hugely long title, yet, very deserving! This super new toy from Little Tikes has so much to offer your little ones from the earlier stages to the later ones – the entertainment has no limit.
Watch you little one crawl along through this super colourful adventure tunnel delighting in the toys he/she will discover on the way.
This retails at £79.99 and to say its good value for money is an understatement! Read the full review here.
Motorola Scout 85
How many times have you had to leave your pet at home and spent the day wondering if he/she was ok – or if they had managed to break into the fridge!! This is a nifty little monitor that you can set to watch your pet and you can check in on the ‘goings on’ via your smartphone. I wish I had invented this as this is going to be a huge hit – I can see every pet owner wanting one.
Read the full details here and buy this for around £69.99
Braun Face Beauty Edition
The Braun Face Beauty Edition would make the perfect gift for mum, in fact, we think it’s one of the best beauty gifts we have tested. There is not a woman on the planet who wouldn’t be delighted with this for Christmas.
The Braun Face Beauty Edution is available from Boots stores and online for £90.00. Read the full review here.
LEAPPAD PLATINUM AND IMAGICARDS
Looking for a tablet for kids – easy – choose the LeapPad Platinum!
I have honestly and intently scoured the shops and internet for a tablet for my 6 year old son. I have read all about every tablet on the market and discussed the pros and cons with hubby. There was only one choice for us and the decision was simply – even though the research took days!
Read more on the LeapPad Platinum and Imagicards here.
Thule Atmos X3
The Thule Atmos X3 is a precision made accessory if I ever saw one and an essential requirement for protecting your device. This would be the ultimate gift for a man who is ‘in love’ with his iPad and who takes it everywhere with him – 100% rate this 10/10 and only £59.99 as well – read our detailed review here.
Moochies For Kids.
Moochies are basically a watch – they look like a watch and are worn like a watch but – wait for it – they are a direct line to mum as well !
Now, the bit I think is ingenious and so important is the GPS tracking system – your child’s Moochies will let you know – on your smartphone – exactly where your child is at any time of the day. Read all about this all new and amazing gadget here.
New You Boot Camp.
This is what I want for Christmas – a week at a New You Boot Camp- what a perfect start to the new year! These fab facilities all aim for the same result – to help us make changes in our lives which will result in a healthier and fitter body. This is reflected in how we feel and also measured by inch and weight loss. The average weight loss being 9.2Ibs and 9.7 inches – impressive, isn’t it?
Read our full review here. Courses average at around £600.
Gameband + Minecraft.
The Gameband+Minecraft has a USB drive which can be plugged into your home computer and Minecraft can be played as usual. However, the worlds are saved on the Gameband and when you are out and about with the kids they only need the wristband to plug into any other computer or laptop and they have all their worlds with them. This is a gift every kid will have on their Santa list!
Read the full details here and buy for only £64.99
George Foreman Evolve Grill.
This superb Evolve Grill from George Foreman will blow any barbecue out of the water with its super healthy grill for cooking burgers, sausages, chicken and anything else you enjoy eating!
Read the full review here and purchase for £99
Braun Series 9 Shaver
Braun have used science and expert engineering to make the most adaptable shaver ever. If there was ever a shaver worth its ‘salt’ its this one. Top of its class all round.
Treat the man in your life with a series 9 shaver from braun for £269.99. Read the tech details here.
Love My Skin Anti-Ageing Compact
Love My Skin Anti-Ageing Compact has got to be one of the most interesting products I have tried. I adore companies who help us stay young and beautiful and this is one of the best as it does this without the use of harsh chemicals, preservatives and other nasty ingredients.
What is it? It must be excellent if it is featured in my favourite magazine!
‘Your Love My Skin Anti-Ageing Compact is a revolutionary new way to help improve your skin’s firmness, elasticity and tone’.
Read how here and for stockest information. A perfect gift for the pretty lady in your life for £99.
Lumie Bodyclock Starter.
The Lumie Bodyclock Starter certainly makes getting up in the mornings easier! This fab clock/wake-up gadget will wake you up slowly and naturally – just as nature intended! A fab gift for £59.99
Read more here and to get links to the full range of Lumie Bodyclocks.
TYLT Energi Sliding Power Case.
TYLT was established in 2011 and they have been making innovative accessories for our devices with great success. The Energi Sliding Power Case slips on like a glove yet stays in place and I would say has more than doubled the battery life of my iPhone – compared to what I was used to. The charges ceases when the phone is at 100% so power is saved.
This is excellent value from only £54.99 – read the full details here.
Little Butterfly London
For Christmas, Little Butterfly London have put together a wonderful gift set – ‘Full Of Joy’ – the ideal and most perfect gift ever for new mums who are conscious about ingredients and the environment.
This gift set containing their ‘hero’ product the ‘Soft as Moonlight Nappy Change Cream’ retails at £69 and it’s worth every penny! Read why here.
Christmas Gift Guides
Christmas Gifts for under £50
The team at Pampered Presents have been hard at work for the past 3 months seeking out the best gifts for under £50.
Hape Crane Lift
This wooden crane is a ‘must buy’ this Christmas. We adore wooden toys and toys that have had some thought put into them as to what materials they are made and finished with. Hape is a conscientious company that you can trust. They use natural materials and water based paints so your child can play safe. The Crane Lift is excellent value at £34.99. Read the full review here.
Looking for something special this Christmas? Something just that little bit different to give your Mum, Dad or Gran? Well, you really should look at WhiteWall.com. This is a fantastic website where you can send in your special picture and they will transform it into something that looks like it came straight from a photography studio.
There are a wide variety of options to suit every taste with lots of choices well under £50. Read more about our experience here.
So, why are Lechuza planters so special? Lechuza planters are self-watering – yes, how handy is this invention!! The planters each contain a plant liner and watering system so your plants receive a steady and adequate water supply. You simply add water as per the water indicator via the handy watering shaft – this will prevent spills. Aside from being extremely well thought design – they look fab and would make for ideal gifts – both unusual and useful! You can buy lots of different varieties for under £50.
Read our review here.
Daniele Ryman Massage Oil Candles.
Only pure essential oils are used in the making of these fab candles, along with cocoa and shea butter, which is probably why these massage oils leave you with super soft skin Cleopatra herself would be jealous of. These candles all have anteseptic, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties and they can be used in many different ways. Simply add this oil to your bath, use as a moisturiser or simply massage into your skin.
The range comprises six candles and they can be slipped into a stocking for only £30. Further reading here.
Olverum Bath Oil.
This is another great gift for under £50. Olverum Bath Oil comes in two sizes to suit all budgets and its one of the most luxurious bath oils I have tested.
I first was recommended this via ‘word of mouth’ from a reliable friend and I have been continuing to ‘brag’ about its wonderful scent and natural ingredients to both friends and family. Read the review here.
In store and online Build-A-Bear continue to steel the show in the ‘soft toy’ department every year! They are priced around £37 and great value for the quality we know to be accociated with these ever so popular toys. From Captain America to Spiderman, these soft cuddly animals are any kids dream. For further information on these and other Build-A-Bear toys read here.
Demijohn Raspberry Vodka Liqueur
This has got to be the ultimate (liquid) Christmas gift! We adore this Demijohn Raspberry Vodka Liqueur the bottle! Isn’t the bottle fab?
Demijohn are the most amazing liquid Deli ever. The company is incredibly environmentally friendly in that they recycle their bottles, use local ingredients, use recycled packaging, etc.
The label is hand written and this can even be personalised which would be great if your drink is a gift. This personalisation is provided free of charge.
For only £28.80 you are giving so much more than a bottle of gorgeous raspberry vodka liqueur, you are showing you are thoughtful and romantic as well! Read more about Demijohn here.
Heaven Fresh NaturoPureTM Powerful Stainless Steel Deluxe Juicer
We found this juicer particularly compact and quite contemporary. It looks very well and would suit both modern and older kitchen styles. It would be perfect for those with some healthy New Years resolutions planned! For further information read full review here.
This can be purchased for £49.99 so slipping nicely under the £50 and excellent value for money!
Pharma Nord Evelle
I had read about the ‘wonder supplement’ Evelle from Pharma Nord and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. I have been taking Evelle for 30 days.
Evelle make claims to offer massive benefits for our skin, hair and nails and yes – this is the ONE supplement you should be taking. At only £34.95 for one months supply this would make the perfect addition to a stocking this Christmas. Read the full review here.
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