Christmas 2018 Gifts under £50

17 Nov Christmas 2018 Gifts under £50

The LuxGifts team find Christmas a truly magical time of the year and we love giving gifts to our partners, children, friends and family during this festive time. Our LuxGifts Christmas Gift Guide will help give you all the inspiration you need to find that extra special gift for your loved ones this Christmas.

On behalf of the Luxgifts team I would like to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic 2019.

Gifts from Kiddies Kingdom

kiddies kingdomKiddies Kingdom is a brilliant online one-stop shop for all high quality nursery essentials. Their fantastic product range offers numerous brands for everything needed for little ones, including elegant nursery furniture, strollers, baby monitors and toys. Their wonderful range of products would be great gifts this Christmas.

One fabulous brand at Kiddies Kingdom is Chicco. Chicco has a brilliant range of gifts including toy gifts that are perfect for children’s Christmas stockings. The Chicco Billy Big Wheels Remote Controlled Yellow is an ideal Christmas gift. This toy has an easy to use remote control so that little ones can ‘drive’ Billy just like a real vehicle. When the child turns the remote control to the right the monster truck turns right and when turned to the left the vehicle changes direction. The Billy Big Wheels is a complete fun toy car with the real roar of an engine when it accelerates and a warning signal when it is driven in reverse. It is suitable for children ages 2 years and over and the RRP is £29.99.

Another fantastic Chicco toy is the Chicco Sam the Mole Pop Up toy. This toy is a bilingual educational activity centre, that helps develop English and French. Children can learn shapes, animal names, colours and so much more with fun surprise effects. It has numerous activities like electronic puzzle games, shape sorting and over 30 songs and words in English and French. It also has chunky shapes for little hands to hold and little ones will love to place the shapes in the correct spaces to hear the name of the shape or object. It is suitable for children aged 10-36 months.

To see the full range of Kiddies Kingdom products visit www.kiddies-kingdom.com.

Have a Merry Christmas with Walkers shortbread

walkersCelebrate the winter festivities in sophistication with Walkers’ brand-new range of melt-in-the-mouth Festive Shapes Shortbread, available in an array of sizes to stockpile in the pantry or biscuit tin.

Walkers shortbread have a wonderful range of novelty Christmas tins including a Red and White Christmas Tree Tin that brings a stylish Scandi theme to your home this festive season. Once opened you can enjoy 46 Walkers’ iconic Mini Christmas Tree Shortbread shapes. The RRP is £10.00.

Another fabulous novelty Christmas tin is the Wobbly Santa Tin. This is an ideal gift to bring delight to those little face this Christmas. Filled with delicious mini shortbread stars, it makes the perfect stocking filler. The RRP for this wonderful gift is £9.00.

New for Christmas 2018 is the Festive shapes carton. Encased in a newly designed Christmassy carton for 2018, the Festive Shapes Shortbread returns to upgrade your Christmas shortbread stockpile. Whether you’re topping up your biscuit tin or sharing these buttery shortbreads at the dinner table, the whole family is sure to enjoy them. The RRP is £5.75.

Walkers also have a fantastic range of mince pies to enjoy this festive season. The Spiced Orange and Cranberry Mince Pies are delicious and offer an indulgent treat with a difference. With zesty orange and juicy cranberries, this rich delicacy will be a popular favourite this Christmas. The Luxury Glenfiddich Mince Pies are also perfect treats for Christmas. These mince pies offer a succulent blend of traditional mincemeat ingredients with a generous “tot” of 12-year-old Glenfiddich Malt Whisky. The RRP for the mince pies start from £2.95.

To see the full Walkers Shortbread Festive range visit www.walkersshortbread.com.

Make bells jingle with Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur this Christmas

Tesco, Amazon

ChambordChambord Black Raspberry Liqueur is launching two new editions for winter that are perfect gifts to wish your loved ones Merry Christmas!

Chambord transforms ordinary drinks into vibrant creations with fun, fruity flavours and colour. Mixing Chambord with gin, vodka or prosecco will create delicious cocktails that can be enjoyed with family and friends over the festive period.

Chambord is available in 2 sizes; 20cl and 50cl. The 20cl bottle is packaged in a beautiful deep purple box, covered in raspberries. Chambord 20cl is available from all major supermarkets throughout the UK for RRP £8.00. The Chambord 50cl bottle can be found at Tesco stores nationwide or on Amazon for RRP £18.00

The Lighting Superstore

lighting superstore 1The Lighting Superstore has some wonderful gifts for Christmas. Their ranges of children’s lighting gifts are fantastic and children will love finding them in their stocking this year.

One fabulous gift is the Novelty LED pink mirrored flower wall light. This pretty children’s flower wall light is made from plastic and has a mirrored centre piece with butterfly and flower designs. This is complimented with an adjustable spot head so the light can be set to where you require it. It also has an on/off rocker switch which is located on the light head. The RRP for this fabulous novelty light is £60.00 but is currently priced at £39.00 at www.thelightingsuperstore.co.uk.

Another fantastic gift is the Sparino LED children’s table or wall lamp. This stunning LED fitting is manufactured from steel and is in the shape of a cute bird. It has a while foil in the centre that hides the built in LEDs and will give a soft glow when illuminated. This wonderful fitting can be used as a table lamp or a wall lamp. There is also an in-line on/off switch located on the power cable along with the plug in driver. It is available in green or yellow and the RRP is £68.40 but is currently priced at £44.46 on the lighting superstore website.

Crocodile Creek puzzles

Trotters

Crocodile creek 1Crocodile Creek puzzles are perfect stocking fillers for children. Their wonderful ranges of puzzles teach children all about colour, shapes, counting and the seasons.

One fabulous puzzle is the Princess Palace shape puzzle. This magical princess puzzle is in an enchanting shaped box. It contains 32 thick puzzle pieces that fit together well for children ages 3 and over. This lovely floor puzzle encourages hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and problem solving. The puzzle pieces are made of strong, high quality board and are printed with soy-based inks. It is has beautifully illustrated artwork and has a bright bold design.

Another fantastic floor puzzle from Crocodile Creek is the Flower Princess puzzle. This floor puzzle also contains 32 puzzle pieces and again they are the perfect size for little hands. The picture on this puzzle is beautifully vibrant and bright and little ones will love spending time completing this puzzle.

Crocodile Creek have a wonderful range of puzzles to suit every interest. The RRP start from £10.00.

Langley’s Old Tom Gin

langley old tom gin 2A perfect drink to share with friends this Christmas is Langley’s Old Tom Gin. This premium gin brand has been central to the revival of a nearly forgotten style of gin. This gin is more intensely botanical and noticeably sweeter than a London Dry gin.

Old Tom Gin has a rich and rounded flavour with a distinguished character for long drinks and cocktails. This Victorian recipe reflects the era when its popularity peaked.

Tom Collins, one of the most popular gin cocktails, is also said to have taken its name from Old Tom. The sweeter style of this gin lends itself perfectly to this cocktail, giving balance to the zing of lemons and the gin’s spices.

Old Tom Gin is a fabulous gin to enjoy this festive season and is a friendly introduction to the casual drinker but still entices the real connoisseur. The RRP is £25.00 for 70cl.

Christmas with Guylian

guylianThis Christmas, treat chocolate lovers to Guylian Belgian Chocolates’ luxurious and indulgent products.

Guylian chocolates are made with traditional craftsmanship and passion to provide an authentic, quality Belgian Chocolate taste experience. As well as quality, sustainability is a priority for Guylian, which is why they have removed palm oil from all their chocolate recipes and have replaced it with shea butter and sunflower oil. This has resulted in a smoother texture and less saturated fat and sugar.

Guylian have a wonderful range of delectable products for Christmas that will make the festive season extra special.

The classic Guylian Praline Sea Shells are ideal for Christmas and are made using only the finest, hand selected Mediterranean hazelnuts, which are roasted and caramelised to perfection before being blended with premium Belgian chocolate. The Guylian Praline Sea Shells are available in a 250g box, RRP £5.00 or for an even more indulgent treat a 375g box, RRP £7.50.

Another fabulous treat are the Guylian iconic praline Sea Horses. These are shaped with a double mould and in new premium packaging. Guylian’s iconic marbled Sea Horses are filled with smooth hazelnut praline, which will be sure to delight every chocolate-lover.
As it is impossible to only have one, Guylian Sea Horses are available in a large 336g box, RRP £10.00.

Guylian chocolates are available from all major supermarkets and selected independent stores nationwide. For more information about the full range of Guylian products visit www.guylian.com/shop.

Paperscapes Books

Paperscapes 1These books transform into works of art and are ideal gits for Christmas. This unique series of four lavish hardback books on the subjects of: The Aviary, The Flower Garden, The Butterfly Pavilion and The Tree is published by Andre Deutsch.

Along with the exquisite botanical illustrations in every volume, there is a lyrical and illuminating text on each of the topics, describing the features of more than 50 species. These books then turn into beautiful works of art when the pressout sections around the illustrations are discarded.

The Flower Garden is a fabulous example of how lovely these books are. The Flower Garden is written by nature writer and botanist Michael Scott and incudes wonderful illustrations and information of over 50 species of flower from around the world. Once pressed out and fanned out, the 3D display of flowers is beautiful. This book reveals outlines of some of the many flowers that populate gardens around the world.

The RRP for these wonderful books is £20.00 and they are available from carltonbooks.co.uk and all good bookshops and online stores.

Lily O’Brien’s Winter Desserts Collection

Tesco, Waitrose, Asda, Morrisons

lily o'briens wdcLuxury Irish chocolate brand, Lily O’Brien’s, has created its most indulgent box yet, perfect for the festive season. Inspired by some of the world’s best-loved dessert recipes, each box uses the finest ingredients and is the ultimate seasonal indulgence.

The new Winter Desserts Collection includes six carefully hand-crafted chocolate varieties, each including a mix of delicate textures and perfectly paired flavours, making them irresistible.

The Winter Desserts Collection is made up of mouth-watering indulgent delights and every flavour has a delicious seasonal twist, including:
• Berry Eton Mess, a combination of sweet berries blended with crisp meringue pieces and decadent white chocolate swirls
• Dark Orange will bring some heat to the long winter evenings with its warming spice blend, a splash of zesty orange encased with gooey ganache in rich dark chocolate and finished with a flourish of orange pieces
• Festive Crème Brúlée is the classic dessert which is given a seasonal twist, along with the expected delicately soft salted caramel and Tahitian vanilla infused truffle, there is also a wonderfully welcome warmth of cinnamon
• Apple Pie Crunch is the perfect savoury hit which is filled with a soft caramel blend and apple compote, it delivers a fresh tart flavour layered with creamy buttered shortcake biscuit pearls folded into a light milk chocolate truffle
• Triple Chocolate Shot is the perfect treat for more intense chocolate devotees. Comprising of a dark chocolate shell, filled with rich full flavoured chocolate ganache and sprinkled with white chocolate flakes, this is the truly opulent flavour profile
• Spiced Latte has been carefully crafted by Lily O’Brien’s chocolate baristas, who have expertly blended double roasted arabica bean coffee with spice and white chocolate to create the most amazing latte chocolate

The Lily O’Brien’s Winter Desserts collection contains 18 hand-crafted chocolates and is available from Tesco, Waitrose, Asda, Morisson’s and online at Lilyobriens.co.uk. The RRP is £7.00.

Mudpuppy Memory Match Game

mudpuppyThe Mudpuppy Memory Match Games are perfect stocking fillers for children aged 3+. Children can put their brains to the test by matching pairs of pictures. Playing these games can develop matching skills and sharpen visual memory, focus and concentration.

One great feature about these games is these mini boxes are perfect when on the go and they can be easily thrown into a bag to help keep little ones entertained when out.

Each box contains 24 pieces, 12 pairs for children to match together. The RRP is £5.99. Visit www.bertoy.com for stockists.

Emani Vegan Cosmetics

emaniEmani Vegan Cosmetics are a wonderful high performing, eco-friendly and cruelty-free cosmetics brand that are ideal gifts for Christmas.

Emani is suitable for even the most sensitive skin types and offers beauty and skincare in one. Their ranges of products include Prismatic Duo Lipsticks which have 2 lipstick shades in one and can be worn 4 ways! The Duo lipsticks are ideal to carry your look from day to night and help to hydrate and smooth your lips. They come in six colour choices including on-trend shades for autumn and winter such as Bewitched (Wine & Burgundy) and Captivated (Warm Reds). The RRP for these fabulous lipsticks are £22.00.

Another wonderful range from Emani is the Mosaic Blush. This is available in four shades and each blend is unique that no two products are ever alike. Each intricate pattern provides the perfect balance of pigments to give luminosity, depth and dimension to the skin. The RRP is £18.00.
The Emani Hydrawear Foundation is a luxurious foundation that gives skin instant radiance-perfect for Christmas parties. This foundation is infused with hyaluronic acid, organic nutrients and high impact pigments so hydrates the skin and gives long-lasting comfort wear. The RRP for this fabulous foundation is £34.00.

Emani Vegan Cosmetics are wonderful gifts for Christmas. Their fabulous products are available from www.lovelula.com and www.emanivegan.co.uk.

Girls Black Mickey Mouse Hooded Onesie

New Look

new look onesiePerfect for cold winter nights is the Girls black Mickey Mouse Hooded Onesie. This cosy, fabulous onesie from New Look has an all-over Mickey Mouse print and mouse ears hooded design. The zip front fastening makes it extremely easy to put on and off and has a lovely soft finish making it the perfect lounge look.

This fantastic onesie is available in 3 sizes; S (8-11 years), M (12-13 years) and L (14-15 years). It is also conveniently machine washable. The RRP is £22.99.

New Look also has a wonderful range of other pyjamas that are ideal Christmas gifts. To see the full range visit New Look.

Make your Christmas sparkle with Laithwaites Wine

laithwaites 1This year celebrate the festive season with Laithwaites wine. Laithwaites has a lovely range of gifts and treats that can be enjoyed with family and friends.

The perfect gift for couples is the dark chocolate, Malbec and glasses gift. This gift includes soft, juicy Malbec together with organic dark chocolates from Green and Black’s and two stemless wine glasses from Darlington Crystal. This gift is presented in a gorgeous deep red box. The RRP is £35.00.

Another fabulous gift is the Prosecco and Truffles gift. This is perfect for a friend who loves bubbles and wants a bit more sparkle in their Christmas. This gift includes pear-and-apple Prosecco and milk chocolate and Prosecco truffles. The RRP is £25.00.

Other fabulous gifts from Laithwaites include alcoholic baubles, a wine advent calendar, a beer advent calendar and a wine and cheese slate gift. Visit www.laithwaites.co.uk to see their full range.

Sphero Mini

Amazon

sphero miniThe Sphero Mini is packed with teeny tiny tech that is so much fun. The app-enabled robotic ball will provide almost one hour play time and is a fantastic gift for Christmas.

This app-enabled robotic ball can be driven using the Sphero Mini app or, amazingly, with your facial expressions. This means your different facial expressions can drive the ball- a hilarious feature of the Sphero Mini.
The Mini can also be used as a controller for its different games. So you can use the Mini as a controller to shoot your way through space, race a ship through a tunnel, or rotate your ball to destroy a polygon of bricks.

Users can also program their robot using the Sphero Edu app. With this app you can draw paths, use Scratch blocks or write your own JavaScript text programs.

The Mini has colourful, interchangeable shells available so you can easily switch one to suit your mood.

The RRP for this fantastic gadget is £49.99 and is available from Amazon. For more information about the Sphero Mini visit www.sphero.com

Benessence

Day_Cream_-_FRONT_1024x1024Health and beauty brand, Benessence is a lovely Christmas gift to give to a loved one. Benessence is dedicated in studying natural ways to enrich the body and improve overall health and well-being through the use of sustainable beauty products.

Benessence has recently launched its brand new range for the first time to the UK market and their products would be perfect gifts to find under the tree this year. All products created by Benessence are premium, and are made with organic Aloe Vera.

Their beauty range includes hair care, body care and facial skin care. Benessence aims to improve wellness and promote cellular rejuvenation and all products are certified organic, contain no added water and are completely vegan.

The Benessence Organic day cream with Aloe Vera is brilliant for all skin types and combines Aloe Vera, Witch-Hazel, Rosemary and Yellow Oak extracts to create a hydrating and soothing skin solution that is rich in antioxidants to help firm the skin and protect from daily pollution. It is also an excellent base for make-up. The RRP is 34.90 for 50ml.

Another fabulous gift is Benessence Organic shampoo with Aloe Vera. This shampoo is made with pure Aloe Vera juice do naturally fights against the irritating occurrence of dandruff. The formula combines regenerating and anti-itch properties to reduce the formation of dandruff and soothe itchy or inflamed scalp. With natural purifiers, nettle and flaxseed extracts, the shampoo helps to nourish and restructure fragile or splitting hair to give it a soft and smooth look. The RRP is £13.90.

To see the full range of wonderful Benessence products visit benessencecosmetics.com.

Canal Toys launch Style 4 Ever range

Smyths, Rymans, Wicked Uncle

canal toysPerfect gifts for Christmas stockings this festive season are the fantastic Style 4 Ever arts and craft products from Canal Toys.
The Style 4 Ever Eraser maker is a wonderful emoji inspired gift that will help children jazz up their pencil cases and stationery collection. Children can create more than 100 erasers in three simple steps. They simply choose a cute character and cut it to the size, punch a hole in the middle and then add the finishing touches with dazzling gems. Children can also thread their collection of cute erasers and create jewellery. This gift is for children aged 6 years and over and the RRP is £22.99.

Another fabulous arts and crafts gift is the Style 4 Ever Tape Machine. This is packed full of everything children need to make unique rolls of tape. They can create their dream roll using stencils, stamps and stickers provided. They can customise their accessories and show off their style in three simple steps. First they choose the roll, then decorate the tapes and then use the tapes to add unique style to their accessories. Children can get creative with the neon coloured tapes, fun cartoon stickers and the stamps and stencils. This gift is for children aged 6 years and above and the RRP is £19.99.

Style 4 Ever have other kits that children would love to receive this Christmas including DIY Unicorn and Message Jewels.

Snowball iCE

Amazon

snowball ice 2The Snowball iCE is a fantastic microphone that is an ideal gift for Christmas. The Snowball iCE is the fastest, easiest way to get high-quality sound for recording and streaming. It delivers crystal-clear audio quality that is better than your built-in computer microphone.
Snowball iCE is also Skype certified for guaranteed performance. So whether you are conducting a virtual interview via Skype, streaming live gameplay on Twitch, or nurturing a relationship across the globe, the Snowball iCE means you will be heard loud and clear.

The Snowball iCE will also improve the sound of your sound projects. You can add CD-quality audio to your recordings on YouTube and SoundCloud and can improve the audio quality on Facetime and any other voice software. Users can also create podcasts and add narration to home movies and can even record instruments, vocals and entire bands with spectacular quality.

Snowball iCE is designed to work with any software computer and you simply plug in and begin. You don’t even need any drivers.
Snowball iCE is a wonderful gift for Christmas and is designed to make it easier for users to complete the projects they love. It is available in two colours; black and white and the RRP is £43.26. It is available to buy from Amazon. For more information visit www.bluedesigns.com.

Thorntons Magical Festive Range

thorntons2Treat yourself and your loved ones to the Thorntons festive range, which includes Collection boxes and a new delicious collection of Thorntons Chocolate Slabs.

The Chocolate Slabs are embellished with tantalising toppings whilst swirled with delicious ingredient. There are three delicious flavours; a sensational caramel white chocolate slab loaded with Thorntons’ very own special toffee and scattered with sea salt, a decadent dark chocolate with orange slab blended with zesty crispy orange pieces and topped with candied orange strips and a milk chocolate and fudge brownie slab, topped with brownie crumbs and delicious caramel fudge. The RRP for each slab is £12.00.

Thorntons also have some gorgeous gift boxes that are perfect for the festive season. The Snowflakes and Snowball Collection is a wonderful gift to share. You can enjoy spiced winter fudge or a dainty vanilla snowflake. The Marzipan Collection is another wonderful gift. This carefully crafted Marzipan collection with its zesty lemon and tangy sour cherry makes a truly magical treat. Another fabulous treat is the Star Collection. This includes crunchy pralines, creamy truffles and delectable honeycomb. The RRP for these collection boxes is £7.00.

Thorntons festive treats are available to buy in Thornton stores and online at www.thorntons.co.uk.

Power Tracks Science Kit

John Adams

power tracksThe Power Tracks Science Kit from John Adams is a brilliant gift to teach the first steps of coding and circuit building. Power Tracks helps stimulate curious minds and teaches elements of STEM with the friendly programmable robot- Volty.

Children simply connect the large tabletop tiles to make 1 of 20 circuits, or they can design their own. They use the direction of the buttons to program Volty with commands to guide him around the circuit. If children make mistakes when guiding the robot, it doesn’t matter they can simply re-code Volty and try again. Children can also discover Volty’s hidden features as he travels over the tiles.

Power Tracks is great fun and is a perfect addition to a Christmas stockings. It is suitable for children aged 5 years and over and the RRP is £29.99. Visit www.johnadams.co.uk for stockists.

Tile Bluetooth Trackers

TilePro_ComboTile Bluetooth trackers are the perfect stocking filler for Christmas. The Tile Mate and the Tile Pro are two new Bluetooth trackers that feature longer range, louder volume and replaceable batteries to help you keep track of the things that are important to you, such as house keys, wallet or bag.

The Tile products are very simple to use. You first attach the tile to the thing that matters to you most. Then just download the Tile app and activate the device by following the simple activation instructions. If you want to find what you have lost, you can use the Tile app to ring the device if it is around or to help you locate it on a map. You can also use the Tile to find your phone. If you double tap the Tile, your phone will ring.

Both the Tile Pro and the Tile Mate are brilliant devices to have. The Tile Pro has a slightly longer range (90m) than the Tile Mate (45m). The Tile Pro is also louder than the Tile Mate and is also slightly heavier and bigger in size. Both have replaceable batteries and will help you find your possessions that you have lost.

The Tile Mate and the Tile Pro are perfect gifts for gadget geeks, mindful mums and even careless colleagues. The RRP for the Tile Mate is £20.00 and the RRP for the Tile Pro is £30.00. They are available to buy from www.thetileapp.com, Amazon, John Lewis, Dixons and Currys PC World.

Varta Night Cutter F30R

Amazon

F30R_07The Varta Night Cutter range is a flashlight like no other and is a great gift to find under the Christmas tree this year. The Night Cutter F30R flashlight has a fantastic range of high-end features including an extraordinary beam range, rechargeable battery with a low battery indicator and also doubles up an emergency phone charger. Due to the integrated USB-Out is can be also used as an emergency power bank.

The F30R also has precision focus and 4 different light levels. It is also shock proof up to 2m so if you drop the flashlight it won’t break.
This torch is perfect for any outdoor activities with its high-grade aluminium casing which is IPX4 water resistant and shock proof. When using this flashlight outdoors it is surprising how it ‘cuts the night’. This means it is the ideal companion when you are outdoors at night as it allows you to see clearly even up to 300m in the darkest conditions.

There are two flashlights available in the Night Cutter range; F30R and F20R.The main differences between the two flashlights are the beam range and runtime. The RRP for the F30R is £46.69 and the RRP for the F20R is £33.46. Both are available from Amazon.

Grey Goose La Vanille

Ocado

la vanille grey gooseGrey Goose La Vanille is back again thanks to popular demand. An iconic flavour in the Grey Goose portfolio, La Vanille is a flavoured vodka made by blending Grey Goose Original with natural vanilla flavour sourced from beans harvested in Madagascar.

Grey Goose Vodka is distilled from French wheat and is made with spring water from Gensac-la-Pallue that is filtered through limestone. It has an exceptional perfectly balanced taste and delicate aroma of vanilla that complements the finest coffee to bring out a dynamic flavour profile. It creates the ultimate twist on the Espresso Martini Cocktail.

Grey Goose vanilla is an ideal festive drink and is great to share with family and friends. The RRP is £40.00 and it is available from Ocado.

JING Tea

JING_Origins_ExplorerJING Tea is the ideal tea gift for Christmas. JING Tea is inspired by Asia’s great tea cultures and their gifts comprise of the finest tea leaves and stunning tea-ware and accessories.

The elegant gold JING Tea caddies are wonderful gifts for the festive season. These caddies are filled with the freshest loose leaf teas and are sealed to be completely airtight for total freshness. These caddies are a perfect way to taste and savour some gorgeous teas. There are 12 varieties to choose from; Peppermint Leaf, Jasmine Silver Needle, Earl Grey, Jade Sword, Ceylon & Rose, Iron Buddha, Dragon Well, Chamomile, Lemongrass & Ginger, Assam Breakfast, Sencha and Jasmine Pearls . The RRP for a single caddy is £14.00.

Another fabulous gift is the JING herbal tea selection. There are 21 tea bags in this wonderful selection of herbal teabags, that are packed with freshly picked and dried whole herbs, flowers or fruits. Included in the selection is lively peppermint leaf, vibrant blackcurrant and hibisicus and zesty lemongrass and ginger. The RRP is £12.50 for 21 tea bags.

The JING Origins Explorer is another gorgeous gift. This gift includes a selection of single-origin JING loose leaf teas that deliver extraordinary taste. Each JING Origins Explorer comes with 5 samples of the finest loose-leaf teas from Asia’s famous tea regions, and a guide filled with stories of origin, and how to get the best from the teas at home. The RRP is £20.00.

As well as having a wonderful selection of teas, JING also have a stunning range of tea-ware to help you enjoy the tea the way it should be enjoyed. Included in their tea-ware is the One Cup Tea-iere – the ultimate tea infuser. This is similar to a Cafetiere or French Press but without the plunger. This gives the tea leaves space to impart their delicious flavours. The RRP is £20.00.

JING Tea is the ideal gift for foodies at Christmas. Visit their website to see the full range of teas and gifts.

John Adams

PointzJohn Adams have some brilliant stocking fillers that will entertain children for hours. SLAM IT! Is a game for all ages. The Strapline for this game is “Say it, see it…SLAM IT!”, and that’s exactly what you do. The aim of the game is to get rid of your cards and each player plays a card while counting in sequence from 0-9. When the card played matches the number spoken, players must slam their hands on the pile of cards. The last person to slam their hand down keeps the pile of cards! Players will also need to pick up cards if they make a mistake or hesitate for too long. The player who gets rid of all their card first wins. This is a great game and ensures all players are paying attention! The RRP is £9.97.

Another great game is Pointz. Players need to race against the spinner with game challenges that make you move, speak, act, think, look and react to win the point. The player with the most Pointz cards wins. This is a very fun game and will be enjoyed by all. The RRP is £7.90.

Morphy Richards Brita Filter Jug kettle

Amazon

The Morphy Richards Brita Filter kettle is a practical Christmas gift that allows you to enjoy cleaner, clearer, great tasting Brita filtered water in your hot drinks. Filtered water reduces limescale, lead and other impurities in tap water, giving it a natural aroma and fuller flavour.  Hot drinks made with this kettle taste cleaner and are more flavoursome than drinks made with water that has not been filtered.

 

This fantastic water filter kettle includes an ergonomic handle and easy view water gauge.  It can boil up to six cups of water at once and has an electronic Brita cartridge replacement reminder. It also includes a Brita filter inside the pack, so you can experience great tasting water straight away. For safety, this kettle offers boil-dry protection and worktop cord storage. The RRP for this brilliant kettle is £32.99.

Christmas gifts from NIVEA

Sainsburys, Superdrug, Asda, Morrisons

Pro Make Up KitNivea have some wonderful stocking fillers and gifts for Christmas.  The Pro Make-up Kit is a fabulous gift to help keep skin looking flawless and ready for makeup. It contains a selection of NIVEA skin products that are designed to create the perfect base including NIVEA Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer, NIVEA Daily Essentials 3 in 1 Refreshing Cleansing Wipes, NIVEA MicellAIR Micellar Water Sensitive Skin and NIVEA 1 Minute Urban Detox Mask Refine as well as a mask applicator and a stylish perspex holder. This gift gets you make-up ready at any time and will be loved by anyone who receives this gift. The RRP is £30.00 and it is available from Superdrug.

Another brilliant gift from NIVEA is the Spruce Up gift. This kit provides fresh care on-the-go in a handy travel bag and is a perfect addition to a gym bag or for a weekend away.  Included in this kit is the NIVEA Men Sensitive Protect Antiperspirant, NIVEA Men Sensitive Shower Gel and NIVEA Men Crème this is the ultimate skincare gift for men. The RRP is £12.50 and it is available from Asda and Morrisons.

NIVEA also have some lovely stocking fillers that will be perfect additions to Christmas stockings this year. The Luscious Lips gift set is an ideal gift for irresistibly soft lips. This sweet collection of four NIVEA lip care must haves includes NIVEA Pearly Shine Caring Lip Balm; NIVEA Caring Lip Butter Raspberry Rosé; NIVEA Caring Lip Butter Red and a Limited-Edition NIVEA Original Care Caring Lip Balm. The RRP is £6.50 and it is available from Sainsburys.

Gifts from Fiskars

powergearxprunerlanvilFiskars have some fabulous gardening hand tools that are perfect gifts for keen gardeners. Whether you are looking for stocking fillers or a big treat, Fiskars have a wonderful range of gifts.

One brilliant stocking filler are the Fiskars Classic General Purpose 21cm Scissors. This 50-year-old design classic has been sold over one billion times, and also featured in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. With an ergonomic patented handle and a sharp stainless steel blade, it’s a must-have for snipping the mistletoe! The RRP is £17.00.

Another fabulous gift that is a garden essential is the PowerGear X Pruner L Anvil. This unique PowerGear mechanism makes cutting up to 3.5 times easier than a standard mechanism.  It is also very lightweight and durable and the blades are made from made extra hard, corrosion resistant steel making them perfect to use in the garden. This tool also has SoftGrip™ handles for optimum comfort and balance. The RRP is £34.99.

Fiskars have a fantastic range of tools for Christmas. To see the full range visit the Fiskars website.

Rush Hour

Amazon

rush hourRush Hour by ThinkFun is a brilliant logic game that is a perfect addition to Christmas stockings.  This is a sliding block logic game where players have to battle the gridlock as they slide the blocking vehicles out of the way so the red car can exit.

There are 40 challenges to complete that range in difficulty so players can progress at their own speed.  Rush Hour is built to develop critical thinking skills and playing through the challenges will help improve logical reasoning.

Brainpower is needed when playing Rush Hour and it is a brilliant, fun game that every household will enjoy.  It is suitable for children aged 8+ and the RRP is £17.99.

Roald Dahl Monopoly Board Game

Amazon, Argos, John Lewis

monopoly RDThe much loved board game, Monopoly is now available in a Roald Dahl edition that is the ideal gift to find under the Christmas tree this year. In this special Roald Dahl edition players tour their favourite characters and locations from the most beloved Roald Dahl stories.

Players can choose to play as one of the six character tokens; a pile of Matilda’s books, James’s giant peach, one of Mr Fox’s chickens, a bubbling pan of George’s marvellous medicine, a mouse from The Witches and one of Willy Wonka’s sweets.

Players can also visit their favourite locations from the wonderful Roald Dahl stories, but will need to watch out for Wormwood Motors, The Witches RSPCC, jail and bankruptcy. You can also advance to Crunchem Hall or Giant Country and invest in Wonka Chocolate factories.

The Road Dahl edition of Monopoly is a brilliant game for all the family and every Roald Dahl fan will love playing this edition. This game is sure to provide hours of competitive fun. This game is suitable for ages 8 and over and the RRP is £29.99.

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