Lifestyle gifts are my favourite kind of presents – mainly because you can find so many awesome items to suit every individual! I have discovered so many cool companies through searching for quirky gifts, it’s actually really hard not to snap these gifts for yourself… I handpicked a couple of my favourite items for this Christmas Gift Guide that are aimed mainly at the ladies in my life.
WtR Notebook*: I love this notebook from WtR, a luxury lifestyle boutique in the heart of London which sells everything from clothes to pillow cases (which sometimes match – how amazing?!). I love this stylish little notebook with an aspirational message ‘Make Your Mark On The World’ printed onto a soft faux leather cover. The pages are gilded in gold, which gives a certain edge to the notebook. This is a useful and lovely gift for anyone who likes writing, making lists or just keeping a notebook handy!
Silver Teaspoon With Personalised Message*: I received a spoon very similar to this when Liam and I moved into our first home together, and he made me a belated birthday breakfast which included a tub of Fluff with a silver plated spoon that said Good Morning Beautiful. Ah, those were the ‘honeymoon period’ days! Anyway back to the topic on hand – these silver plated spoons are adorable, have a cute charm and you can even personalise the message printed on the spoon! I went for Coffee Doesn’t Ask Silly Questions because, well, let’s face it – it doesn’t. I’m not a huge coffee drinker but I think this will make the perfect present for the coffee addict in my life.
Mother Hen Apron and Oven Glove Set*: I love rustic looking kitchen accessories – my absolute favourite kitchen style is a rustic, countryside cottage. Naturally, it rubs off on the gifts – like this Mother Hen apron and oven glove set from I Just Love It. My mum is quite a difficult person to buy for as she never really says what she likes, but little quirky home gifts are always a winner. I love the off white colour of this set, and the old school printed chickens – you’ve got to have chickens in your kitchen! This set comes as a perfect gift for a mum who likes to spend time creating delicious meals for the family, or even just to hang up as decoration.
We Are Tea G & Tea*: You read right – gin and tea! Now here’s a combination that everyone is interested in – so quintessentially English both gin and tea combine together to make the perfect cocktail. I can think of pretty much all my friends who would love this pressie for Christmas – gin is the perfect drink as it doesn’t have many calories, comes in a variety of flavours and gets you happily tipsy! The G & Tea kit comes with a little recipe book of how you can mix your gin with the tea provided which is Super Berry and Earl Grey Supreme – perfect flavours from the quirky tea makers, We Are Tea. I’m so excited to try the tea mix – I think I will love the Super Berry mix with gin, as it’s sweet and aromatic.
I got a little taster of the hamper, but it actually comes in a big picnic basket with a full size bottle of Greenalls gin and a mixer jug, plus different tea varieties!
Personalised Garden Tools Set*: Gardening is growing as a hobby of choice and that’s great because gardening is such a relaxing and productive activity. I personally can’t wait until I have my own garden that I can turn into a little place of paradise! I think this is a wonderful present for your mum or dad who like to spend time in the garden – whatever the weather is, you can’t deny the want to use shiny new tools – especially as they’re so comfortable and durable. I love how you can add a quote on the tools – I chose ‘Life Began In A Garden’ because although I’m not religious, I think it’s a lovely quote which is full of life.