I love writing gift guides, so here is a small collection of gift ideas this Christmas for family or friends, men or women.

Some of these were kindly gifted to me and others I have bought myself for my family or for myself.

I hope some of these inspire you!

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HOMEWARE

Amphora Aromatics – Lavender oil candle

£9.50

Lavender is one of my favourite scents and this candle smells so so good. It burns for 40 hours which is ages if you only light it an our so a day 🙂 I like to light a candle for half an hour – an hour before going up to bed to make the bedroom smell nice and as this is lavender it can help with drifting off to sleep easier!

Amphora Aromatics – Mandarin Lime and Basil reed diffuser

£13.50

Another great product is this reed diffusers. These are great to slowly let a scent into a room. I like to have one in our living room as that’s the first room you walk into. This one is great as it is not too overpowering but it still makes the room smell great. I think ti is a reasonable price too.

Aequill – Juniper Berry & Cedarwood scented candle

Regular £24

Travel £14.50

Another great candle is this one by Aequill. I have been burning this one of an evening in front of the fire and it smells so good and I feel so cosy with this scent and the fire on. You only have to burn it for a short amount of time and the room/house smells so good. I prefer high quality candles that you don’t need to burn for long.

Little Hungarian hearts – embroidered decoration

£4

This cute little heart is a great decoration for Christmas, or any other time of the year if you like hearts! You can pick from various designs and they are all handmade. I can’t wait to get my tree up so I can put this on it!

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GAMES

Sabre Wolf Games –Jane Austen’s matchmaker

£19.99

This game will be great to play over Christmas when all the family are together.  It is based on Jane Austin characters and you have to play matchmaker to find them a suitable partner.

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I really hope you enjoyed reading and that I have given you some great ideas this Christmas!

Sarah xxx

I am obsessed with bath bombs. I usually stock up in the Boxing day sale at Lush, I had never even thought about making my own until I saw this kit from The Soap Kitchen.

I was so excited when this arrived and I couldn’t wait to give it a go!

Each kit contains enough base ingredients to make approximately 6 large bath bombs using the moulds supplied.

The Floral kit includes:
600g Sodium Bicarbonate

200g Citric Acid Granular (European)

2g UM Violet powder pigment

2g UM Pink powder pigment

2 x 5g Dried Petals (rose & lavender)

10ml Lavender essential oil.

10ml English Rose fragrance oil.

2 of your chosen moulds Moulds (4 halves)Instructions

I chose the large heart shape moulds for mine 🙂

You can select different kits and also different moulds. There is a great one for Christmas too!

Sarah x

I recently came across Victoria Mae Designs and noticed she had designed a range of tea gifts. I spotted the cat range and instantly fell in love. If you know someone that enjoys a good cuppa this is the ideal gift.

There are so many ranges to choose from, you can view them all here.

Each tea bag is enclosed in a hand crated pouch with a unique picture/quote and I plan on keeping them all to use as a collage after I have used the tea bags 🙂

It is such a unique idea and a great gift. They range in price depending on how many tea bags you require but it is definitely something special and worth buying for yourself or your loved one.

Sarah x

For the last couple of weeks I have been burning my Lemongrass & Verbena candle from www.candlesjust4you.co.uk

What I love the most about this candle is that even after you have burnt it, the beautiful scent is still as strong as when you first lit it!

These candles are specially made so that the scent is evenly distributed and they smell gorgeous right down to the very bottom. They seem to last for hours and really are luxurious!

I do find that with cheaper candles they smell nice the first few burns but then the scent dies out and as you get closer down you can’t really smell them but with these they smell great all the way through. This is a great gift for yourself or anyone else that appreciates candles.

If you are looking for a new candle but are unsure on the scent you can request a free scent tin to be posted to you so you can see what the candle will be like 🙂

You can do this by clicking here and choosing from the following:
Lemongrass and Verbena
Sandalwood and Cedar
Lily Of The Valley
Citrus Fusion
Celebration

Sarah x

 

Hands up if you like cute stationery? Did you put your hand up?! Haha. This monthly subscription from Hello Paper Lover is only £10/month (the relaunch price will be £5/month) and last months pack had the cutest mermaid inspired card in!

Hello Paper Lover

In the pack you get a mixture of different sized cards and envelopes as well as a notebook. This theme was sea/mermaids and I loved it!

You can see some of the past packs here. The brand is re launching at www.hellopaperlover.com soon so make sure you sign up and give it a go 🙂

Sarah x