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Monday, 15 November 2021

Christmas Gift Guide 2021 - My Family Favourites.

 Christmas Gift Guide 2021 - My Family Favourites.

With Christmas just five weeks away now so our festivities are in full swing. I've done most of my Christmas shopping and actually wrapped it all too. I'm being super organised this year, plus my two are getting older so I've had to wrap as I buy to stop them snooping. They've discovered my terrible hiding place so I can't get away with not wrapping their presents.

My youngest is 11 years old now so we don't really buy too many toys in our house anymore. Mine are into the gaming and computers now, and jewellery and make up. The type of gifts we buy has changed so much. Life was much simpler when they just wanted toys.

My Gift Guide this year includes all my personal family favourites, so here goes:

I'm starting off with my favourite which is the Heart Personalised Gold Locket from LOVELOX lockets which is going to make the perfect gift for my 18 year old daughter. It's her first Christmas as a new mum so this locket is the ideal gift as inside, there are two beautiful photographs of her son. And on the outside, it's engraved with her son's name.

You can create your own locket and personalise it with a special message; initials; a memorable date or a place; and two happy photos. The locket and the chain is Solid 925 sterling silver plated in 18 carat gold. The adjustable solid silver chain length comes as standard in 16/18 inches; or you can upgrade to a longer 20/22/24 inches one. The Locket costs £79.00 and is 18mm in width at it's widest part, and 18mm in height. It's Engraved, Assembled and Packed with love, right here in the UK so fast turnaround times are available.

Next up is another beautiful necklace, a Swarovski Birthstone Heart Necklace from the Engravers Guild of London Personalised Necklaces Collection. This one is going to be a gift for my 14 year old daughter who loves birthstone jewellery so she's going to love this one. 

The Swarovski birthstone crystal on heart personalised necklace made in solid 925 sterling silver is a classic but contemporary piece from MYRI London which complements any style.

The silver drop heart engraved necklace hangs on an adjustable chain of either 16 or 18 inches and the pendant measures 15mm x 15mm. Simply choose your month of birth to get the correct birthstone for you and then you can add the name of your choice, in one of the three different Fonts that are available, so you can really make it personal to you. The cost is £39.95 which includes the cost of engraving and luxury gift box, which is fantastic.

Next up I have something for my boys, the  Aston Villa Football Club 2022 A3 Wall Calendar from Danilo is the perfect gift for an Aston Villa fan. Not only will it help him get more organised next year but it will also look fantastic on his bedroom wall. Costing just £9.99 this A3 calendar is going to put a huge smile on my boys face this Christmas Morning.

Other teams are available but they wouldn't be allowed in our house!

Also from Danilo I have something for the Friends fans too. This Friends 2022 A5 Diary is going to be the perfect little stocking filler for my teenage daughter who is Friends mad. Costing just under ten pounds at £9.99 it's a great little gift for a Friends lover like mine.

Music is a big thing in our house so that means Earbuds are a big thing too. These Soundcore by Anker Life P3 Noise Cancelling Earbuds are going to put a huge smile on my daughters face. The Life P3 noise cancelling earbuds come in 5 eye catching colors to pair with your own personal style. I chose the Sky Blue which are very pretty. They also have an ultra compact case that fits effortlessly into small bags or pockets. 

They have some pretty awesome features, including: 

Fueled By The Beat: Life P3 noise cancelling earbuds' thumping sound is produced by custom 11mm composite drivers. Activate BassUp mode in the app to further intensify bass.
Multi Mode Noise Cancelling: Sync the noise cancelling to your location for an optimized experience. Transport, Outdoor, and Indoor modes are each tailored to block out irritating background noises in each environment. 

Enhanced Call Performance: Life P3 noise cancelling earbuds have 6 microphones and an exclusive algorithm to tune out background noises. Your voice will be heard clearly on calls, video chats, live streams, and more.

They cost £79.99 and are available on Amazon.

Something for the Mummy's like Me, the HomeVac H11 is right up my street. You know you're getting older when a new vacuum makes you very happy. This cordless handheld Vacuum Cleaner is ultra lightweight weighing in at just 1.2lbs has a mighty 5500Pa Suction Power. It's packs quite a punch for something so little. It's charged with USB Charging and perfect for all those awkward home cleaning jobs that the normal vacuum can't reach.

I used this to clean my stairs, under the settee cushions and along the skirting boards and it worked wonderfully. Costing £49.99 for this one, it's a great gift for the Mum's like me.

Another gift for the Mummy's is this Glenashdale Grapefruit Hand Care Gift Set from ARRAN Sense of Scotland. Invigorate your senses with the energising zest of rasped lemons, oil of grapefruit, uplifted with the fresh, citrus notes of bergamot. This signature hand wash and hand cream set is the perfect gift for your loved one. It costs £30 and comes presented in a beautiful ARRAN Gift Box. This set is going to look lovely in my bathroom.

The set includes a 300ml hand wash and a 300m hand cream. They both smell so lovely.

This next one's for the cooks or the kitchen lovers. Take a look at these Christmas gifts at Sous Chef. The Puglia Red Splatter Pasta Bowl 29cm costs £16.99 and the Puglia Red Splatter Pitcher is £29.50. Both items are absolutely stunning, so eye catching to look at.

The Puglia Red Splatter Pitcher is handmade in Italy. When you’re not serving cocktails or fresh lemonade with it, you could use it to display your flowers. It's so pretty in real life.

The Puglia Red Splatter Pasta Bowl (29cm) is also handmade in Italy. Use it to serve your truffle tagliatelle, squash ravioli or the Roman classic, carbonara. It's very pretty in red.

Last but not least, I have a Christmas gift for the Doggies in your life from Sniffe & Likkit

I have two Mutt Crackers which are so cute. There's tree in total to choose from but the two I have are the Shampoo Grooming Duo (£7.50) and the Paw Kit Treat Biscuit Duo (£7.50) 

I also have love the Paw Kit Treat Tin (£10) which is a beautiful keepsake tin filled with tasty treats for you doddy. We always buy treat for our pets at Christmas so these are perfect.

Christmas is a time for giving but only give what you can afford to give. 

I really hope that you've enjoyed reading my Family Favourites Gift Guide this year and I hope it's given you some ideas on the type of gifts you'd like to buy this festive season. 

Merry Christmas Everyone xox


  1. I too miss the days of toys, but not when they wanted the years most popular toy which was super hard to get (remember when Hatchimals first came out?) I love your gift choices and you've given me some food for thought too. Of course, we'd have to have the Aston Villa Calendar too.

    1. Hi Anne, thank you so much for taking the time to comment, that's so sweet of you. Hooray for Aston Villa fans xx