Big Fat Christmas Gift Guide

Big Fat Christmas Gift Guide 2018

Who Needs Christmas Gift Ideas for 2018? – This Post Contains Affiliate Links

Look no further. Christmas Gift Ideas and inspiration galore can be found in this post! I have you covered with my Big Fat Christmas Gift Guide for Women, Men and the Kids too. I’ll be featuring a great range of homeware, food, beauty, gadgets and toys that I’ve loved this year, had the pleasure to review and to of course make Christmas shopping easy. I did think about splitting this all up into individual gift guides but I want to make it as easy as possible for you to find exactly what you’re looking for this Christmas.

Big Fat Christmas Gift Guide

There are some amazing products available this year and I am seeing a lot of people sticking to the 4 gift rule which I think is a lovely idea however it’s not something I want to do in this house. I don’t think presents teach children to be spoiled however I do think it’s a good way to stop your house getting incredibly cluttered. I’ll be keeping this in mind throughout the post. Anyway, you’re here for gift ideas and inspiration so let’s get started. Also, obviously, any of these gifts are suitable for men, women or children. It just makes the most a little easier to follow if I separate them into categories. You know who you’re buying for and what they’d love the most, these are all suggestions.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Women

Planner

There are loads of fantastic planners out there. I’ve used quite a few myself. I personally love the Daily Greatness journal. They have different versions available for different outcomes. They focus on Yoga, Business, Wellness, Fitness and of course the original Daily Greatness journal. It’s all about making each day great, improving mental wellbeing and gratitude. Other planners, I’ve used include the Passion Planner and Happiness planner. Both are lovely but I want a bit more room to write. Bullet journals are another great way to get more organised or if you want one done for you then there’s Stick to Stigu which is on my wishlist this Christmas. This year I am also loving The Girls Mean Business Marketing planner for those in business and I have my eye on The Positive Planner too!

PJs

I love a good set of PJ’s to wrap up in on Christmas Eve tucked into our own Christmas Eve box. I personally love the range from George at Asda. There are so many great choices available from cooling shorts, silks and cozy fleece. This year I particularly love the matching family set of Christmas PJ’s! We will be wearing ours throughout December and I hope I can get a decent picture of us all wearing them!

Makeup

If you’re looking for something really special then I personally really recommend Charlotte Tilbury beauty range for amazing quality products that come in a beautiful gift box. I first tried Charlotte Tilbury products last year with the Charlotte Tilbury advent calendar – a great way to try a selection of high range, amazing makeup.

Charlotte Tilbury Naughty and Nice Magic Box

I also really recommend Tarte Cosmetics. They have an amazing selection of lovely vegan products amongst their range, quirky packaging and their products are really high quality.

Hair Care

I am a huge fan of TiGi Hair Care products! The huge 750ml bottles are fantastic gifts as they last for absolutely ages, smell good, feel lovely on the hair and are nourishing.

Beauty Subscription Box

I’ve written an extensive list of all my favourite subscription services but Glossybox remains one of my firm favourites and these can be bought as gifts. You can buy then as a one off or a three, six or twelve-month subscription. A perfect way to gift a loved one that loves beauty and skincare products and keeps them enjoying their gift for a few months after Christmas too. Signing up to Glossybox will get you 20% off and there’s a chance to earn cashback to spend at LookFantastic too which is fabulous. You can use the referral code KAYLEIGH-R3U for a discount!

Skincare

I’ve been loving my body shop products for Skincare in the last six or so months. The shea butter body moisturiser is my absolute favourite because it smells amazing and leaves skin feeling super soft. They have plenty of offers and gift sets in time for Christmas and asking in store for recommendations always helps. A great amount of Body Shop products are Vegan friendly too. My favourite for bath bits though is of course Lush. They have so many amazing gorgeous gift sets perfect for Christmas.

Wax Melts and Burner

I love home fragrance and wax melts are a real favourite of mine because the scent lasts such a long time. There are some fantastic Soy wax melts available too which I think last a bit longer than regular wax melts and candles. I love fresh scented ones or any that are Christmassy. Vanilla scents are my absolute favourite. Yankee Candle have an amazing range of Wax Melts.

Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

Gadgets

Paladone have an amazing range of gifts and gadgets suitable for all skills and abilities. The Discovery Channel Smartphone Telescope is a great buy and is also available to buy on amazon. The lens clips onto the phone and it comes with a handy little tripod with an awesome zoom. A great chance to see the stars on a clear night. The 10x optical zoom clip on lens is perfect and fits across most smartphones. The Tripod is fantastic for keeping the phone stable.


Skincare

I usually find the best deals and range in superstores like Asda. The range for men’s skincare is improving a lot and there are some great ranges available. Adam really likes the Bulldog range and Old Spice Original for body spray and shower gel. I also really recommend Westlab Bath Salts for a relaxing, spa quality bath and to soothe aching muscles. These bath salts are fragrance free although there is the option to get some with essential oils. They’re perfect for active and sporty types as they really help relax the muscles and soothe any tension or strains.

Beer
BeerHawk have an amazing selection of Christmas gifts from boxes of bottles, cans, craft beer and an advent calendar. You can also buy bottles on an individual basis. They currently have a £10 off offer if you sign up to their newsletter.

Games

We had a recent shopping trip to Basingstoke which resulted in us buying Cards Against Humanity which is a really funny and pretty offensive game. We found it in the store MenKind but it’s also available on Amazon for £20.

 

Christmas Gift Ideas for Children

Inflatable Star Wars

We received an inflatable remote-controlled R2-D2 which we’ve been having a lot of fun with jetting around the flat. It’s comes combined together in a box, is easy to store thanks to it’s ability to inflate and deflate quickly. We received this with thanks to Bladez Toys who have an amazing range of these inflatable star wars characters including a Storm Trooper, Kylo Ren and jumbo sized BB8 too.

When in Rome Game

For those that have an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, When in Rome can be played with Alexa and it’s a fantastic around the world game for the family to play. We absolutely love it!

Snuggle Buddies Unicorn

We absolutely love this gorgeous soft and fluffy snuggle buddy. Her name is Misty the Unicorn. Evie absolutely loves soft toys so I knew this would be a big hit. The snuggle buddy Unicorn comes in two colours and is available on the Entertainer with 50% off. It’s so cute, so soft and a really lovely soft toy that any Unicorn lover would love to unwrap this Christmas. The plush material soft toy is 30cm in size.

snuggle buddy Unicorn, Misty the unicorn, Christmas gifts for kids

If you fancy something different then you might want to consider the Adorable Alpacas!

Lionel Snuggle Buddy Adorable Alpaca

Furby is making a comeback this season with the brand new Furby Connect retailing at £100. You can find some fantastic offers on Amazon and get this for under £80 though but I predict they’re going to sell out super fast. We absolutely love our Pink Furby Connect however they do come in a range of colours. This one is super cool because it has a sleep mask which keeps it off and connects to an App, Furby World which is a great extension of the lovable toy. You can find these in Pink, Purple, Blue, Green and Teal.

Jungle Jam is a fantastic book for pre-schoolers and those learning to read with a focus on music. It’s a lovely picture book for children and shows them a huge range of different instruments. My daughter has really enjoyed this story and is really giving it a go by reading it herself. The book is aimed at up to five years however, if like me, you have a slightly older child that wants to read themselves then this is a fun book for them to do so.

Message in a Bottle is a very special book indeed with a personalised message for every child. The book follows the story of Kiki who has a message to deliver and she travels all over the world to get there. It’s a fantastic adventure story that my daughter absolutely loves and with a personal touch it becomes a real keepsake for the family.

Sands Alive

Sands Alive is a fun, mess-free creative play activity available from most good toy shops and Amazon. I’ve written a more comprehensive review of the Sweet Treats Sands Alive set.
Sands Alive Sweet Treats
Schnook

A schnook is a super cute soft toy that comes in a little bubble. There are several to collect and they come with a mix of hair accessories. When you open the bubble they’re kept in you get to have a lot of fun shaking them out to size which makes their hair go a little crazy. Evie absolutely loves styling the hair, brushing it through and I think this would make an excellent stocking filler. You can grab yourself a Schnool from Amazon for just £7.99 so it’s a fantastic price for a really cute little toy that any budding stylists would absolutely love.

Tinkerbell Glitter Lamp

Check out this gorgeous Glitter lamp from my favourite Disney fairy direct from Paladone – a perfect place for gifts.

Glitter Tinker Bell Lamp, Paladone Christmas Gifts

Chocolate Lolly Maker

Wicked Uncle is a great place for loads of amazing toys perfect for Christmas – like this delicious chocolate lollipop maker!

Chocolate gifts for kids, chocolate lolly maker

Hatchimals CollEGGtibles

Evie loves collecting little figurines and Hatchimals CollEGGtibles are a firm favourite for her!

Season 3 Hatchimals CollEGGtibles

Headphones for Children & Gamers

TX-30 comes in 3 unique, funky colours, perfect for music or gaming lovers to use on any device.  It’s available in pink, blue or green here https://www.argos.co.uk/search/tx%252D30/ TX-40 is the ultimate companion for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch.  It’s also ideal for music lovers, delivering stunning, crystal clear sound. We have the TX-30 in Pink and Evie uses them on my old iPhone when watching YouTube Kids and playing with apps. The jack connector is universal so this will work on her brand new tablet from Father Christmas too. Evie says the headphones are confortable and there is no sound interference so we can’t actually hear them when she’s using them – we could with her old ones and it got a bit annoying so I’m glad she has a pair of decent headphones now!

 

Ryman 250 Mega Art Set

My daughter absolutely loves drawing and getting creative so this 250 piece case is perfect for her. It’s full of colouring pens, pencils, chalk and paints and will make a budding artist very happy this Christmas! It’s currently on sale on the Ryman website at under £10 so is an absolute bargain price! I love that it includes a little sketchbook too and has a great range of drawing equipment. I might even use a bit myself…if Evie lets me of course!

Christmas Gift Ideas for Foodies

Chocolates
I love Hotel Chocolate chocolates. They have a great range and buying three or more packs gets you a nice little multibuy discount. The mini selections are great stocking fillers and come in so many different tastes and flavours. I love the range of caramels and truffles but there is also a lot of boozy, plain and prailines available too. We recently tried the Treacle Tart truffles which are absolutely delicious.

Panetonne
Panetonne is an Italian Christmas cake which is perfect with a lovely glass of Baileys or a big hot coffee. They come in all shapes and sizes with fruit, chocolate chips or plain on the cards. Sous Chef have an amazing range of fantastic Panetonne for you to purchase. The Flamigni Classic Milano Panettone has a shelf live of three months, is hand wrapped and is full of raisins and citrus fruit peels for an infused Christmas flavour.

Gin and Tonic Infusion Set

This is perfect for Gin cocktail lovers. It’s a set of gorgeous smelling aromatic botanicals to infuse and a few cocktails you can make. There’s no Gin included but it would make a lovely addition to a Gin lovers hamper if you make your own for friends or family.

The Summerton Club

An exclusive club for Whiskey loves. Signing up using code Candy5 will get you £5 off your first month subscription and each month you will get an exclusive and unique bottle of Whiskey that you won’t find on the high street. Our first bottle came just after the birth of Felix which was quite lovely as we had a reason to celebrate and Adam will be enjoying it in his new personalised Whiskey tumbler – although that’s a gift I’ve wrapped!

Gift Ideas for the Home

If you’re looking for some artwork then I highly recommend Sarah Taylor and her prints. She has a fantastic collection of absolutely stunning prints. We have The Monarch who is sitting very proudly on my desk. There are plenty of colours in the prints and lots of beautiful animals. The style is just stunning and would fit in any home this Christmas.

Why not grab some beautiful Christmas Flowers for loved ones or for the home over the festive season? I received these beautiful Christmas Red Roses from Prestige Flowers with a box of delicious chocolate truffles. Flowers are a lovely gift to give and the bouquet I received came with a beautiful glass vase and was wrapped so nicely. Flowers typically arrive the next working day and there are plenty of options to make them into a gift with extras, like the chocolates.

Gift Wrapped with a Bow is a fantastic business that creates absolutely stunning bows, headbands and accessories. Betty, the owner, is creative, talented and her designs are constantly moving with current trends. You can find them on Facebook and place personal orders, she will do her very best to meet your requirements. Sets include novelty and festive hair accessories, back to school in the colour of the uniform you need, stationary accessories and lots of other pretties. Every single one is excellent quality and hand made.

The Soap Mine has an amazing collection of hand made soaps. Over the last six months I’ve seen so many wonderful creations and colours of soap and I know these are created, fragranced and cut with precision, love and care. There are scents to suit all from sweet to fruity to floral so would make an ideal gift for anyone in the family really. You can find The Soap Mine on Facebook.

 

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