Christmas Gift Guides for Grown Ups! At this time of year we are often sent a selection of what’s new in the shops that is perfect for presents at Christmas. We like to put them all together in appropriate lists and today is the turn for gifts for the grown ups!
Compagnie de Provence
Compagnie de Provence is an award-winning sustainable beauty brand from France using 95% natural ingredients inspired by Provence and the Mediterranean Sea, new to the UK.
Famous for their authentic Marseille Cube Soap, enriched with vegetal oils that are brewed in a cauldron since its earliest days. Simple, natural and effective, it provides solutions for all your everyday needs, from every day washing of your hands and body, to washing delicate laundry and even to cleaning floors.
Then came the birth of the Liquid Marseille Soap, made from the same vegetable oils (and still in a cauldron!), it now comes in an ultra-stylist sustainable glass pump bottle (that also has refills and makes the perfect vase when finished), which underlines the modernity that’s always been at the brands heart. One every minute is sold somewhere in the world!
Now the weather has taken a cold turn its time to give your hands some TLC. Here are some product suggestions from the range. I would love to send you samples to try out. Please let me know and I will organise.
Compagnie de Provence Olive Wood Hand Cream, £16/100ml, www.seymourshome.com
House of Marley Positive Vibration XL
The new Positive Vibration XL, now with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) can be switched on or off, whenever you need to. The headphones offer 32 hours of playback with ANC switched off, and 26 hours with ANC switched on. Quick-charge technology means a 15-minute charge results in a 2-hour playback boost. Also featuring 40mm Hi-Definition Drivers for that signature Marley sound and crafted using FSC certified wood, recyclable aluminium and iconic Marley REWIND™ fabric.
Joy for All Companion Pets
Lifelike and realistic, the Joy For All Companion Pets were designed to look, sound, and feel just like real pets – without the responsibilities of pet ownership.
The company behind the pets, Ageless Innovation, created a portfolio of animatronic, interactive cats and dogs which are proven to help combat loneliness and improve mental wellbeing amongst older adults, and those living with dementia.
We were sent this cute doggo below. He is very lifelike, he woofs, moves his head and mouth and blinks! He also makes licking noises and has a heartbeat!
This unique themed watch is one of hundreds of styles and colours available from Toff London, featuring a genuine leather strap and hard-wearing 38mm metal case. Each watch is assembled by hand in our workshop with elegance and durability in mind.
Share the love. 5% of sales from every Pride collection watch goes directly to LGBT+ support charity Switchboard.
The range that started a microbiome revolution. Discover the Gallinée face range, a minimalist routine for all skin types, even the most sensitive ones. Because clean doesn’t mean sterile! 2 minis & a full-size product to discover your microbiome’s must-haves at an accessible price.
– Mini Face Mask & Scrub 30ml
– Mini Face Vinegar 50ml
– Cleansing Bar 100g
RRP: £19.00 (worth £24.00)
The Organic Pharmacy Clear Skin Care Kit
Limited edition skincare gift set with a touch of Christmas sparkle from The Organic Pharmacy. Designed for everyone to enjoy at Christmas and in to the new year with clean and elegant packaging. Balance and control sebum for an oily, combination or blemished skin.
1. Cleanse: Peppermint Face Wash
2. Repair: Extra Purifying Seaweed Clay Mask & Muslin Cloth
3. Hydrate: Herbal Toner
4. Moisture: Manuka Face Cream
Jewelscape Tile Tracker
Amazfit GTS 2 mini
60+ Sports Modes | High-precision GPS, Amazon Alexa Built-in | Blood-oxygen Level Measurement | Sleep Quality Monitoring | 24/7 Heart Rate Tracking
The Amazfit GTS 2 Mini. Featuring curved 2.5D glass to enhance your most fashionable outfits, the borderless design of the GTS 2 mini has a light weight of 19.5g(2) and a thickness of 8.95mm (without the sensor base), as well as a skin-friendly silicone strap.
Drinkmate Home Beverage Carbonator
Drinkmate is the only home beverage carbonator that can carbonate any beverage from juice, tea, water, and even wine and spirits Others like Sodastream are only able to carbonhate water.
Safe, Quick And Easy To Operate, Drinkmate’s patented Fizz Infuser technology makes it safe and simple to use. Drinkmate is powered by food grade CO2 gas and all brands of 60L CO2 cartridges work with Drinkmate. Empty CO2 cylinders are easily exchanged through Drinkmate’s convenient online exchange program. Available on Amazon too!
Two Night Luxury Getaway Experience Box
Weekend breaks are the perfect remedy, so we’ve decided to take the stress out of planning by compiling a list of our favourite luxury two-night breaks to make it easy for you. We’ve hand-selected hundreds of two-night breaks for you to choose from – all available at venues across the UK! Fancy staying in a regal castle? Or does a weekend escape in a stately Victorian manor sound more like your thing? Or maybe you’d prefer the classic elegance of a top city centre hotel? Whether you’re searching for a countryside escape, a rural retreat or a great city expedition, there’s sure to be something that takes your fancy. Search online with our simple booking system. Once you buy this voucher, you’ll be able to explore and choose from our exciting range of hotels.
Also – if whoever you give a Buyagift gift to isn’t keen, they can swap for a different experience!
ARRAN Sense of Scotland
Now is the perfect time to introduce new fresh, vibrant fragrances into your home to complement the change of season.
One way to ensure fragrances work harmoniously together in the home is to try scent-scaping. This is the concept of creating a fragrance ‘journey’ as you move from room to room – using different complementary fragrances which, depending on their ingredients, can improve mood and enhance wellbeing.
Here, the product experts at ARRAN Sense of Scotland (formerly ARRAN Aromatics) have selected their favourite fragrances to lift the spirits and freshen your home.
Subtle Energies Rose and Cardamon Hand Cream
The exquisitely exotic aroma of Rose and Gul heena, blended together with cardamon in this heavenly hand cream from Subtle Energies is a scented celebration, as well as intense moisture therapy. The addition of calendula into this magical blend also helps to comfort dry, irritated skin. This intense, creamy formula is quickly absorbed and protects our hands from the harsh conditions we expose them to on a daily basis, leaving them feeling soft and rejuvenated. RRP: £35.00
Jillian Dempsey Kohl Liner
Intensify eyes in four beguiling shades from Hollywood MUA Jillian Dempsey. Khôl Eyeliner is eye-deal for sultry, smoky eye looks. With incredible pigment payoff, these beauties are laced with organic jojoba, organic shea butter and marula oil to create a smooth and moisturising texture that effortlessly glides on without snagging and won’t smudge or run once in place. Choose one of four shades (or indulge in them all!): classic ‘Jet Black’ and deep chocolatey ‘Rich Brown’ are perfect
for smudged liner looks, while midnight blue-black ‘Black Sapphire’ and plum ‘Deep Burgundy’ are perfect for defined lines. RRP: £18.50
Weleda Regenerate & Moisturise hands duo
A wonderfully pampering duo of two 50ml hand creams from Weleda to care for dry skin that is suffering from so much hand washing and sanitising. Match your mood to either the summery scent of Sea Buckthorn Hand Cream (vegetarian) to give hard-working hands an instant treat. Or choose the subtly sensuous fragrance of Pomegranate Hand Cream (vegan), made with regenerating pomegranate oil sourced from fair trade farming partners in Turkey, delivering moisture and essential nutrients. Both leave skin luxuriously soft.
For each gift purchased you will be planting a tree with TreeSisters.
Legology Limited Edition Candle
Holiday-At-Home® blends sustainably sourced soya and bees’ waxes – all manufactured in the UK – with Capri Crush, the classic Legology fragrance. This
uplifting scent, evocative of holidays, features the fizz of aldehydes with citrus notes of lime, bergamot, Amalfi lemon and grapefruit, segueing into evocative rose and jasmine florals followed by lingering notes of woods, amber, moss and musk. In its matte, white jar, gilded on the inside to reflect the flickering light from the burning cotton wick, Holiday-At-Home® comes cellophane wrapped, tied with a white grosgrain bow, making it the ideal gift! RRP: £45.00
Tiggy + Bo
Tiggy + Bo are a London-based company with a globally-inspired range of versatile, roomy tote bags, and smaller crossbody bags and accessories, in vibrant colourways and high-quality, durable materials.
Tiggy + Bo’s bags have attracted celebrity endorsements, including TV presenters Lorraine Kelly, Christine Bleakley and Alison Hammond, actress Rachel Hurdwood and British food writer and journalist Jack Monroe. The brand also has a loyal following of professional make-up artists, gym-goers, cyclists, walkers, mums, professional and party people who praise their practical and eye-catching designs.
We’ve taken the classic leopard print and given it the Tiggy + Bo treatment. Maxing up a repeat pattern that packs a punch.
Our Rose + Fawn colourway combo gives a nod to the traditional baby pink but with a contemporary finish. The T+B tote features our iconic wing motif on the front to keep your sense of adventure and free spirit by your side when stepping out.
Kat Burki – Miracle Worker’s Set
The ultimate Christmas gift of great skin. Miracles do happen! Kat Burki has picked four of her fastest acting, transformative products for your most radiant, balanced and healthy-looking skin this holiday season. This travel size set is perfect for your on-the-go essentials to smooth, brighten and rebalance the skin while reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Experience Kat Burki’s most coveted game-changers to refresh, re-texture, revitalise.
This set includes:
– Vitamin C Intensive Face Cream 30ml
– PH+ Enzyme Essence 15ml
– Retin-C Treatment Complex 15ml
– Eye Crème Complex 5ml
Navy And Rosegold Paddington Bag and Rosegold Diamond Coffee Flask
Smash lunch bags feature full insulation with antibacterial lining and are certified fully food safe. All are made from high quality, durable material and can be easily wipe cleaned. This lunch bag is perfectly sized for work, Uni, school or outings. The bag is 100% BPA, lead and phthalate free.
The Smash 200ml Rose Gold coffee flask is gorgeous! It features dual wall insulation to keep your drinks hot for up to 6 hours, or cold for 24 hours. Perfect for coffee on the go. 100% BPA, lead and phthalate free.
A perfect and pretty lunchtime set for a bargain price!
Magnesium Sleep Bath Flakes and Body Lotion
Naturally aiding restful slumber, Magnesium Sleep Bath Flakes and Magnesium Sleep Body Lotion are an expertly formulated blend of 100% Zechstein magnesium chloride and sleep-enhancing essential oils, lavender and chamomile, to relax muscles, slow sensory activity and quieten the mind. Complimented with lavender and chamomile, that is harvested and processed in Kent, the pill-free magnesium supplements contain an ingredient called linalool which can be found within lavender oil. Boasting anti-inflammatory properties that can block the detection of harmful stimulus by sensory neurons, linalool may also reduce symptoms of anxiety.
Wilkinson Sword Hydro Comfort Skin Reset
The Hydro Comfort Skin Reset is Wilkinson Sword’s first razor designed to comfortably tackle up to 7 days of hair growth without pulling, tugging or irritation. Perfect for adventurer dads who aren’t prone to shaving everyday.
The product is available on the Wilkinson Sword website, RRP: £17.50 which includes 5 razor blades
Henry Bell Wild Bird Care
The Henry Bell Sterling Collection is beautifully made and finished in sparkling silver. This premium product is designed to enable and enhance wild birds wellbeing as well as bringing a stylish, and festive statement piece to the garden.
The Henry Bell Sterling Feeding Station (RRP £19.99) is an elegant display of decorative leaves and hanging hooks, and is distinctive – standing at 218cm in height. All Henry Bell Sterling Feeders (Seed, Fat Ball, Peanut and Sunflower Heart) are robust and long-lasting.
Henry Bell prioducts can be purchased online via www.food4wildbirds.co.uk.
Interlude Handmade Candle
Independent, handmade candle brand – Interlude is launching 3 seasonal scents, perfect for Christmas time. Focused firmly on the festive side of deeper, warmer scents, the 3 brand new fragrances are being introduced into the best-selling scented candles collection.
The Seasonal fragrances are:
Christmas Tree: a rich, herbal fragrance dominated by Siberian Pine alongside Eucalyptus & Precious Woods.
Gingerbread: this fragrance is going to be a firm favourite! It’s got the Gingerbread and the spice without being too sickly sweet. A future festive favourite.
White Christmas: a sophisticated pine fragrance, with top notes of Raspberry, Green Leaf & Orange, middle notes of Clove, Pine & Herbal and base notes of Caramel & Wood.
The Skin Discovery Set from Transformulas
In true festive fashion their usually iconic green ball jars will be turning red for Christmas. They have launched an exclusive Christmas gift – The Skin Discovery Set. This powerhouse skin care duo is designed to reset your skin and deliver de-ageing results. Covering all your daily skin care needs for face and eyes, our supercharged, anti-ageing formulas are loaded with potent, active ingredients, antioxidants and sea marine extracts that work on a cellular level, addressing all the skin concerns that come with ageing, transforming skin within 30 days.
Marine Miracle EyeZone Advanced Eye Concentrate 10ml/0.35floz
Marine Miracle Crème Signature Moisturiser 50ml/1.7floz
30 Days Results
This retails at £80.00 and will be available from September from Transformulas.com
Chilcott is a family run, sustainable British lifestyle and interiors brand based in the Brecon Beacons. Central to the business is the Chilcott lavender farm perched on a Welsh hillside which provides the lavender that is sewn into many of the lifestyle items and creates the oil for the home fragrances, adding a unique touch to Chilcott’s products.
The lavender diffuser has been designed by us using our unique natural essential oils. The fresh relaxing fragrance of lavender evokes memories of summer on our farm high in the Brecon Beacons. Here our lavender fields thrive, bloom and not only create a haven for us but also for a myriad of bees and butterflies.
Healthy* Future Skin
Designed for all skin and age* spectrums, this duo particularly supports dry, dehydrated skin types, perfect for the colder season. Skin Omegas+ combines omega-3, omega-6 and vitamin A for radiant looking skin. Pairing this with Skin Vitality helps to create the perfect daily supplement routine for full body support today and beyond.
Skin supplement brand Advanced Nutrition Programme™ are proud to introduce their 2021 Festive collection, bringing to life the brand’s tagline ‘Your Future Skin Starts From Within™’. Our bodies create 200 million skin cells per hour – and our future skin is created from the nutrients, food choices and lifestyle decisions we make on a daily basis.
The skincare make-up brand jane iredale® introduce their 2021 Festive collection, set to bring glow and magic this holiday season. The range features luminous vegan friendly and cruelty free gifts for the skin, eyes and lips, with a focus on high performing skin loving formulas the brand is known for, with an extra touch of sparkle. In a true jane iredale® style, all gift sets enhance your skin health using quality ingredients and highest grade minerals, ensuring effortless application, flawless coverage and finishes that last all day and night.
LIMITED EDITION DAZZLE & SHINE EYE SHADOW KIT
This eye shadow kit is one of the most versatile palettes you will find, offering endless options to achieve
your perfect look! Create subtle daytime looks with matte nudes and browns and take it effortlessly to a
night-time party look with deep matte plum and shimmering copper shades from eight large multi-tasking
colour pans. In addition to highly pigmented colour payoff from mineral based jane iredale® formulas makeup artists across the world know and love, the sleek packaging is easy to take with you wherever you go.
Environ Clarity+ Set
Struggling with problem skin? The Environ Focus Care Clarity+ range is an innovative 3-phase system that helps to clean, control and clear your way to a breakout-free, healthy-looking skin. The set includes Hydroxy Acid Sebu-Lac Lotion, Vita-Botanical Sebu-ACE Oil and Sebu-Clear Masque, as well as complimentary Sebu-Wash Gel Cleanser and Sebu-Tone Clarifier for a luxurious clarifying pamper.
Professional scientific skincare brand Environ® are proud to introduce their 2021 Festive collection. More luxurious
than ever, this year’s offering features a celebratory wreath, brought to life with an original, unmistakably
Environ® design. All eight sets are expertly curated to answer specific skin needs, including bestsellers, packed
with ingredients that deliver results and leave skin looking healthy, refreshed and revived.