Christmas gift ideas 2018 for her, him and babies
OMG, I felt like it was only the other day I was bounding around the Xmas in July 2017 events with a huge baby bump. Yet that was nearly a year and a half ago.
Fast forward to 2018, and with sleep deprivation, a baby to run after and generally not having my sh*t together, meant that this year’s events passed me by. However I was determined to curate a Christmas gift guide for him, her and babies. But please note, it’s a snip of the mammoth guides of years gone by. But hopefully you’ll find some Christmas inspiration here.
Christmas gift ideas for her
‘My name’ necklace
Remember the time when name necklaces were for little girls? Well now they’re in vogue for grown ups. Especially when written in Arabic. Gift a friend, or get Mr. to gift you with a beautiful 18ct gold plated name necklace.
Here’s a pic of Hannah’s one, gifted by my sister. Think I’ll be getting one for myself.
You can get a personalised ‘my name’ necklace here.
This 100% vegan, cruelty free brush set it not only ethically conscious and approved by PETA, it’s gorgeous to boot.
With the full set, including lip brush, crease and stippling brush, it’s all you need for your makeup efforts.
You can get the Nanshy brushes here.
Vie Healthcare Moroccan Hammam spa gift pack
When on holiday, I love nothing more than a Hammam. The sheer indulgence of being bathed, scrubbed and massaged is hard to be matched.
The last hammam I enjoyed was in Antalya, when Hannah was with her dad for an hour. But back to reality in London, I doubt I’ll be enjoying such me-time again.
If you’re in a similar time-poor quibble, Luckily the Vie Healthcare Moroccan Hammam spa gift pack has got you covered. It brings the spa home with black soap (if that’s new to you, I write more about Moroccan beauty here), argan oil and rhassoul clay. Plus it’s got a handy exfoliating glove for that all-important scrub down.
You can get the Moroccan Hammam spa gift pack here.
Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019 journal
A couple of years ago, after enlisting the help of a business coach and reading ‘The Miracle Morning’, I really got into journaling. The concept of writing down what we’re grateful for and what we’d like to achieve really sends a positive message to the universe. And it bloody works too.
Believe it or not, I’ve had many a wish come true through the power of positivity. There’s something about capturing something on paper that makes stuff happen. You too can get the magic with this Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019 journal by Project Love. It helps you document the past year and your achievements, milestones, before paving the way to make 2019 your year.
Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019 is available at Oliver Bonas stores across the UK, and online
Christmas gift ideas for him
Hugo Boss socks
For the smart man, novelty socks just don’t work. My hubby would be non-plussed with reindeer socks. So if you have a bah-humbug in your life, or just want to gift a really impressive secret santa, check out these Hugo Boss socks in black and grey.
You can get these socks exclusively at Mainline menswear.
Longridge Under Par Golf Balls
For the golfer in your life, these novelty (but usable) golf balls are just the ticket. Fun, bright and colourful, there’s no mistaking these balls on the course.
The Longridge Under Par Golf Balls are available exclusively at John Lewis for £12.
Superdry Classic Pique Long Sleeve Polo Shirt
Keep Mr warm and cool this winter with this Superdry. Hubby has this shirt in black, and it’s the perfect boy-meets-grown up kinda top. It works a treat with jeans or dark chinos.
The Superdry Classic Pique Long Sleeve Polo Shirt is £39.99 from Superdry.
Christmas gift ideas for babies
LittleLife Ladybird rucksack with reins
So Hannah’s not only walking, she’s practically running. I put her down for a second and she’ll run out of sight. So I’m literally reining her in. This ladybird Reins rucksack is great as it lets your little one toddle around, but you can keep them within arms – or reins – reach.
You can get the Little Life rucksack here.
JoJo Maman Bebe 3D letters and plaque
These adorable little letters can be used to make up your little one’s name, mount on a plaque, or simply decorate furniture. They’re easily attached to a cupboard. And at £1.25 a letter, they make for an affordable gift. Unless bubba has a super long name, of course.
Aveeno Dermexa moisturiser
For a practical gift for a little one, Aveeno Dermexa baby moisturisers aren’t a bad way to go.
Hannah’s go-to moisturiser is Aveeno as it’s the best thing for her dry, eczema prone skin (read more of my eczema tips here). These handy emollients would work well as part of a gift hamper or care package.
You can buy Aveeno Dermexa emollient here.
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