Christmas can be a stressful experience, especially if you have lots of people on your shopping list. If you’re anything like me, you get a bit overwhelmed at times. When this happens, it can be difficult to think, let alone outside the box. Well, hopefully this blog post will help to inspire you. These 7 fantastic ideas are definitely things that you might not have thought about.
Popaballs are fun bursting bubbles of flavour that go in your drink (or even ice-cream or yoghurt). They can go in soft drinks or alcoholic pitchers or cocktails. They go with almost any cold drink, really! There are a variety of flavours and are suitable for vegans and coeliacs. You simply add some of them to your drink, suck them up through the provided straw and bite them to release the flavour. For only £3.99, they will add lots of fun to any party or gathering! Their other products would make great gifts too. Make sure you check out the glittery gravy!
This official book is a must-have for anyone who has seen the Bohemian Rhapsody movie, especially Queen fans! Beautifully presented, it goes behind the scenes of the film and include stunning stills. Everyone I know who has seen this film absolutely raves about it – and for good reason! Looking at the amount of work that went into everything and reading interviews from the stars is fascinating.
This book is in very high demand, but if you can manage to get your hands on a copy, I thoroughly recommend it. At the time of writing, it retails for £17.66 on Amazon.
Box sets are a good way to go, and the BBC have some great entertainment choices. Classic comedies such as Fawlty Towers and It Ain’t Half Hot Mum would bring lots of laughter over the Christmas period. Another box set available is Planet Earth II, which is suitable for all the family and such a nice chilled out programme to watch. I really enjoy relaxing on the sofa with David Attenborough’s gentle voice teaching me about our planet.
These crystal card making kits from Craft Buddy are fantastic and only cost around £4.99. If you’re not aware of this craze yet, it’s similar to painting by numbers. Instead of paint though, you have bags of crystals labelled with letters and stick them onto their corresponding letter on the picture. It’s really relaxing and this well thought out kit contains everything you or your recipient will need.
See it in action here:
The Science Museum have recently launched a fantastic range of gifts featuring art work by Quentin Blake. These feature scientists and engineers from the museum’s historical collection. The range includes limited edition prints, stationery, magnets, aprons, children’s t-shirts, bags, post cards and sketch books. Prices of these products vary and can be found on the Science Museum’s website.
Centrepoint help to support homeless young people aged 16-25. If someone seems to have everything they want, why not get them a gift that helps others? They’ll receive the above gift card, knowing that someone out there can be supported by Centrepoint to have somewhere to live and gain qualifications. Even just £10 could provide a young homeless person with Christmas dinner.
“Kids and grown ups love it so, the happy world of Haribo!” Haribo is the perfect gift for almost anyone. You can go for a Christmas theme with Giant Trees. Just like Giant Strawbs but festive, these are suitable for vegetarians (hooray!)
Meanwhile, if you know someone who loves fairies and unicorns, Fairyland are the way to go! These sweets are strawberry and cream and strawberry candyfloss flavoured – the perfect flavours for a fairy princess!
These can be purchased from Haribo’s Amazon shop if you want large quantities or at the supermarket for around £1.
Disclosure: With the exclusion of Centrepoint, I was sent the above products to sample in return for this gift guide. As always, all views and opinions are honest and my own.
Welcome to my blog! I'm Laura, a 29 year old mum of two. I live in Kent with my high school sweetheart husband Dave, our daughter Autumn and newborn son Reuben.
I write about my experiences of parenting, as well as my plethora of interests including fashion, beauty, cars, weddings, mental health and the home.