It’s Christmassssss! And I am back after a much needed break, adjusting to my new life as a mum of 2. We are getting into the Christmas spirit over here at Mummy and Liss HQ, the Christmas tree is up and the tunes are playing. I’ve made a good start with the Christmas shopping and I am feeling very festive. The majority of the presents are bought and piled high on top of my wardrobe, some are currently homeless (does anybody else buy things without thinking about where you’re going to put them? Because apparently I do) and the rest are in my Amazon basket waiting to be bought. This year I’ve tried to really think about what I’m getting everyone, I’ve found that looking at gift guides and watching YouTube videos has really helped to inspire me with gift ideas so I figured I would write my own in the hope that it would perhaps help someone else.
I started my Christmas shopping by writing a list of names being who I want to buy for, how much I want to spend and the kind of gift I’d like to get them. I then searched online for the best deals, came back to my list and wrote down where I would buy the gift from. I felt like this was the best way to plan it all, that way you can’t really go wrong. I’m sure you’ll all agree that buying someone a Christmas present isn’t always that easy, there’s always one person who you don’t know what to buy and you find yourself endlessly looking for gift ideas. So here we are with a few of my own suggestions to (hopefully) help you out..
Baylis & Harding
First up, a Baylis and Harding Reed diffuser that smells absolutely gorgeous. These retail at around £12 and you can buy them from Amazon. I love love love reed diffusers, candles, all of that kind of thing and I’ve always got something on the go in my home. The reed diffusers give off a really nice scent and if you’re a parent, it hides the smell of nappies too. Instant win.
Next up is the Baylis & Harding handwash, I am obsessed with these and would have them all if I could. I was super excited to get my hands on the Christmas scents this year and think they make great little gifts as they’re so useful. I love that they come with a little wooden stand and the packaging is just gorgeous. These retail at around £10 but are selling at around £5 over on Amazon. You can also buy these in places like Boots, Tesco etc. Another one of my favourite scents is the lavender. These smell insane. 100% reccomend.
The Baylis & Harding bath fizzers are also really good, they would make a brilliant stocking filler and these retail at around £7. They smell amazing and fizz really well in the bath, if you know someone (a mum perhaps) in need of a little pamper session, why not remind them how important self care is and put together a little pamper hamper.
Philips Visapure Advanced
Speaking of pamper hampers and self care sessions, why not take some time out with the Philips facial cleansing brush. Since becoming a mum, my skincare routine has slacked massively.. in a bid to get smooth silky skin, I’ve been trying out the Philips visapure advanced and absolutely love it. How did I never come across this before? It is the first compact lightweight cleanser offering 6x better cleansing in just 60 seconds, making it easy to slot in as part of your daily ‘get ready’ routine. These retail at around £200 you can buy them from Philips, John Lewis and Littlewoods.
A non alcoholic wine with a fruity flavour. A nice little gift idea for somebody who loves wine but doesn’t want the alcohol. Suitable for anybody, breastfeeding mamas, drivers, you name it.. when I was younger we used to drink Shloer on special occasions which is near enough the same kind of drink. It has the most beautiful rose gold packaging and would look great on the kitchen side this Christmas. You can buy 2 bottles of Botonique Blush for £15 directly from the lovely people at Botonique or you can buy it from places like Ocado online.
Its Prosecco O’clock! Do you know a Prosecco lover? I know a few who would love these prosecco gummies. They would make a great stocking filler or little side gift. I got these from a lovely company called personally presented, you can buy these directly from them for £15.49. You can also get them personalised with a name and a little note.
Another lovely little company that I have got some sweet treats from this year is Holly’s Lollies. They sell alcoholic and non alcoholic sweets and lollies. I went for the “All I want for Christmas is You Booze” lolly which is a passion fruit flavoured mojito lollipop made with real rum. Again this would make a good stocking filler or a nice side gift. We also got a festive mulled wine lolly & some boozy Prosecco elderflower rock sweets. Holly’s Lollies also sell chocolate gifts. All gifts range from £3 to around £12. All reasonably priced.
Nanshy Make Up Brushes
Are you looking for high quality makeup brushes that don’t cost a fortune? I’ve found them. Every year I ask for a set of new brushes and this year Christmas came early. I went for the Masterful Collection Pearlescent White Brush Set which includes 12 brushes made from high quality synthetic hair that are PETA and Vegan approved which means that you can create a makeup look feeling totally guilt-free. I love that each brush has it’s name printed on it for example “contouring” “blush” etc which makes it a great starter set for somebody like myself who doesn’t have a clue where to start. These would make a great Christmas Gift, they retail at £49.95 but are currently on sale at Nanshy for just £35.
This musical lantern tin is absolutely gorgeous. It is full of dark chocolate chip cookies and I feel like this would make a great gift. The lantern plays some lovely tunes once winding it up. This would be a lovely gift for perhaps someone elderly in your family. This lantern retails at £10 and is from Tesco.
I hope this gift guide has helped you with what to get your loved ones this Christmas. I love looking around for inspo and already have a few of other people’s suggestions in my basket. I’d love to know if you end up ordering anything that I’ve suggested. I have a few more gift guides coming up so keep your eyes peeled for those.