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If you are celebrating any upcoming winter festivities have you started buying gifts? I have not and I really need to get on top of it! I wanted to put together a few suggestions for gifts you might be considering this festive period whatever holiday you might be celebrating.
Green and Blacks chocolate case has a selection of dark chocolate bars that would make an excellent stocking filler for chocoholics. This is something I would also consider adding into a hamper of delicious treats for the festive period. We like to have a range
The Cadbury/Oreo build a chocolate train looks super fun and will be a great festive activity for our kids. I’m thinking this could be an excellent addition to traditional christmas eve boxes to do something fun together before Father Christmas comes to visit.
Gift Cards, Vouchers and Experience Days
Voucher Express Vex Vouchers allow you to buy a one card fits all voucher. You redeem on site for a store of your choosing. eCards and in store cards are available. Shops include Asda, John Lewis and M&S to name a few. This gives you the option to give a gift that will be useful and the recipicant to ensure they pick a store they love and get something they’ve wanted or needed recently. I think it can really help new couples, or people moving into a new home as well as students that may be a bit strapped for cash. Plenty of people appreciate a gift voucher.
You might also want to consider Experience Days for family and friends as a chance to get out and do something in the local area of further afield. A great chance to explore or do something they haven’t had a chance to do before.
Reading Room Candle Co has a fantastic selection of Woodwick Candles including a limited edition winter range. I have a discount code WITCH10 to use on the website. There are also a fabulous range of skincare, bath salts and soaps for self care packages and gift packs available.
Ember Stag Candles have beautifully bookish cotton wick jar candles, wax melt snap bars and tealight holders available. I did a recent unboxing video here to show you some of their products in action.
For Book Lovers
Illumicrate have a great range of gorgeous bookish products including a lifestyle clothing range, the afterlight romance book box subscription and special edition books for book lovers.
I also absolutely love Little Inklings Reading Journal which is a beautifully presented journal and reading tracker in one. It’s high quality, allows for creativity and writing reviews. Reading is a small obsession for mine alongside collecting books so a journal like this helps me keep track of my reading challenge.
For Younger Readers – particularly fans of the Rebel Girls/Boys books there is a brand new edition celebrating the lifes and accomplishments of black women. This shares many creative and strong stories of women’s accomplishments and one I think is vital for those of all skin colours to read. I am an advocate for feminisim including anti racism and these are the kind of stories I want my children to read. It is also vital for young black women to be able to see themselves in and have access to these role models.
Watches and Ties
Trendhim have a wonderful selection of gifts and accessories that would be perfect for those that want something a stylish and with a hint of fun. Felix helped me pick out this skinny navy blue tie with a dinosaur print which I think is just adorable and the perfect gift from him for his dad. There are a great many selection of trendy products traditionally tailored to the men in your life. On the website you can find a lovely selection of accessories including laptop bags, suit accessories, wallets and watches. You can also read our review on the Lucleon Major Watch which we got in the colour ‘Raven’.