Christmas Gift Guide 2017

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Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Christmas! There’s so much to love about this season, but one thing that I confess I don’t look forward to is the process of finding that all important, personal and excellent quality gift. In previous years I have trawled through the Internet and spent dozens of hours on foot seeking out bargains and unique finds in the shops. So this year, I thought I’d not only start early, but that I’d share my favourites with you. I hope that this saves you some time and energy! 
 
In the interests of clarity, please note that some of these products I have been gifted and there are some affiliate links in this post. Every one of these suggestions is a personal recommendation though, and they all absolutely deserve a place on the list. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][sc_icon shape=”circle” size=”medium” icon=”e81a” color=”#ffffff” background_color=”#50c13c”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/6″][vc_column_text]

bakerdays

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”12728″ img_size=”scalia-post-thumb” style=”vc_box_outline”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Earlier this year I was lucky enough to review a bakerdays letterbox cake, and they sent me another, Christmas version, for inclusion on this list. The idea of having cake sent through the post appeals to me massively, and there are so many options to personalise these cakes. My video review of the Christmas cake can be found here. Cakes start from £14.99[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][sc_icon shape=”circle” size=”medium” icon=”e769″ color=”#ffffff” background_color=”#000068″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/6″][vc_column_text]

Emma Lord Photography

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]I have worked with Wiltshire based Emma during the course of the year. She has been kind enough to take my profile photo and has worked with my pets to get perfect shots of them too. Emma offers gift vouchers from and to any value as a gift option, and has a studio or can shoot on location. You can find out more about her here. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”12738″ img_size=”scalia-post-thumb” style=”vc_box_outline”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][sc_icon shape=”circle” size=”medium” icon=”e81a” color=”#ffffff” background_color=”#50c13c”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/6″][vc_column_text]

Hopping Hare Candles

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”12730″ img_size=”scalia-post-thumb” style=”vc_box_outline”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]I recently bought one of these from a craft fair in Leamington Spa, and I love it. You can find out more, here. Candles start from £9, and be sure to check their Facebook page to see if they will be visiting a craft fair near you.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][sc_icon shape=”circle” size=”medium” icon=”e769″ color=”#ffffff” background_color=”#000068″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/6″][vc_column_text]

Hopster

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Not sure what to get the children, or fancy giving a gift to an entire family? How about a subscription to the children’s entertainment app, Hopster. Read my review about them, here. Subscription charges are currently £3.99 per month.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”12732″ img_size=”scalia-post-thumb” style=”vc_box_outline”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][sc_icon shape=”circle” size=”medium” icon=”e81a” color=”#ffffff” background_color=”#50c13c”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/6″][vc_column_text]

Mindfulness Gift

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”12758″ img_size=”scalia-post-thumb” style=”vc_box_outline”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]My friends gifted me these mindfulness cards earlier this year and I love them. A little suggestion for everyday and enough to last you one month. I explain more, here. Prices start from £8.95[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][sc_icon shape=”circle” size=”medium” icon=”e769″ color=”#ffffff” background_color=”#000068″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/6″][vc_column_text]

Ollie Collie

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Ollie Collie is a Border Collie gift shop. They make a variety of products from hoodies and bags to Christmas mugs and keyrings. For more information including my thoughts on their mug, click here. Prices start from £3[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”12740″ img_size=”scalia-post-thumb” style=”vc_box_outline”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][sc_icon shape=”circle” size=”medium” icon=”e81a” color=”#ffffff” background_color=”#50c13c”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/6″][vc_column_text]

Sara And Jane Jewellery

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”12741″ img_size=”scalia-post-thumb” style=”vc_box_outline”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]One of my sisters bought me a necklace from this Etsy shop earlier this year, and I have worn it every day since. I love it, and I’m sure that you will find a piece that would suit someone you know (or you!) perfectly. Click here for more information. Prices start from around £15[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][sc_icon shape=”circle” size=”medium” icon=”e769″ color=”#ffffff” background_color=”#000068″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/6″][vc_column_text]

Squidgydoodle

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]My idea of heaven! Craft boxes to enjoy with your children, delivered through the post, and designed in such a way that individual creativity is absolutely possible. This was a family affair, and you can read our thoughts here. Prices start from £12[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”12773″ img_size=”scalia-post-thumb” style=”vc_box_outline”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][sc_icon shape=”circle” size=”medium” icon=”e81a” color=”#ffffff” background_color=”#50c13c”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/6″][vc_column_text]

The Scarf Room

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”12747″ img_size=”scalia-post-thumb” style=”vc_box_outline”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Stanca has moved across the big pond from chilly Warwickshire to sunny California. That hasn’t slowed down production at The Scarf Room though, where she also makes and sells hats and head warmers. I wouldn’t be without mine in this autumnal weather! Find out more here. Prices start from around £12[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][sc_icon shape=”circle” size=”medium” icon=”e769″ color=”#ffffff” background_color=”#000068″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/6″][vc_column_text]

TrackR

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]I was sent one of these devices earlier this year to review, and you can read my thoughts about it here. This device has proved to be incredibly useful, especially when I needed to locate both my keys and later my phone during a family camping trip! Prices start from £19[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”12750″ img_size=”scalia-post-thumb” style=”vc_box_outline”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][sc_icon shape=”circle” size=”medium” icon=”e81a” color=”#ffffff” background_color=”#50c13c”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/6″][vc_column_text]

YogaBellies

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”12752″ img_size=”scalia-post-thumb” style=”vc_box_outline”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Silvia kindly invited me to join her mum to be class earlier on in the year, which I reviewed here. This autumn, I returned to try out a different style of class called CorePlay. Find out more about that one, here. You can purchase gift vouchers for Silvia’s Leamington and Warwick classes which I think would make a wonderful present this Christmas. Please contact her for further details.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][sc_icon shape=”circle” size=”medium” icon=”e769″ color=”#ffffff” background_color=”#000068″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”5/6″][vc_column_text]

Pretty Gifted

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]You might not buy this to give as a present, but wrapping your gift with personalised paper has never been easier. Take a look at what I ordered and how I found the process, here. Prices start from £7.95[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”12875″ img_size=”scalia-post-thumb” style=”vc_box_outline”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I hope you enjoy browsing through my suggestions, and that you find the perfect gift for someone you love. [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”12754″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
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