Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2024

This post contains gifted items:

Some people celebrate Valentine’s day, and others don’t, it’s a personal preference. If you are looking to get your special someone a gift, I have put together a few ideas.

You could even treat yourself if you see something you like!

HAIRCARE

Beauty Favours Tropical Fruit Mango Butter & Jojoba Oil Shampoo Bar

£9.95

This shampoo bar is a great way to try out a solid product to see if you are ready to make the change. It is ideal for anyone looking to produce less waste and reduce plastics. Ear bar is the equivalent to 2-3 bottles of shampoo!

They have a good range of different scents to pick from and all are suitable for any hair type and for coloured hair. I find them a lot kinder to my hair than regular shampoo and love the scent of this one. I have previously tried the champagne and rose one as well and that one smells amazing too.

SKINCARE

Eco Origin Bamboo Cotton Pads

£6.99

These reusable cotton pads are perfect for taking off make up with or using as part of your skincare to apply toner to your face. They are a good size and can be washed in the washing machine to be reused over and over again.

A great gift idea for anyone that takes their skincare seriously and is trying to save the environment by using more eco friendly products.

Eco Origin Bamboo Cotton Buds

£5.49

These cotton buds are 100% biodegradable, vegan, and come in eco-friendly packaging, perfect for everyday cleaning routine and uses. They are good value as you get loads in a pack!

Another great idea if you are looking to buy for someone that’s trying to make their impact saving the environment.

Mindful Extracts – HeartBeet Bath Bomb

£12.99

HeartBeet is a beautiful handcrafted bath bomb that’s the perfect gift for the loved one in your life. Or yourself!

This bath bomb is really pretty as well as smelling delicious. It’s packed with essential oils to give it the loving fragrance as well as being really good for your skin.

This bath bomb is made with natural, cruelty-free and sustainably sourced ingredients, making your gift a mindful one too.

Castle Apothecary- Gardeners Moisturising Hand Cream – Orange & Rose Geranium

£14.50

Castle Apothecary are a luxurious skincare company from Scotland and they create a nice range of different natural products. The Gardeners range is one of their most popular.

This hand cream smells really good and soaks into your skin well. It would make a lovely gift.

You don’t need to use much and it soaks in really well and really helps to relax you if your hands hurt and need some extra love.

Ren Moroccan Rose Otto – Body Wash

£28

I love the Ren Moroccan rose range and always have done. I feel like this is a great range suitable for valentines. The body wash smells so good, as does everything else in the range!

It helps to clean your skin whilst leaving it soft and smelling amazing. A little goes a long way and it lathers up well.

The signature scent will linger on your skin after using this in the bath or shower.

Ren Moroccan Rose Otto – Body Lotion

£34

Another great addition to the range is the body lotion. This is great paired with the body wash as it helps the scent last even longer after your bath if you are finishing off with this non greasy body lotion.

I like how both are in pump bottles as it makes them easier to use.

It would make the ideal gift for someone that loves a good pamper or deserves one.

Ren Moroccan Rose Otto – Sugar Body Polish

£42

This sugar scrub with the signature scent is another lovely idea for anyone into their skin and body care.

It’s a good size tub and you don’t need to use much for a full body scrub. It works really well without being too harsh and will leave your skin soft and smooth and smelling delicious.

I personally prefer sugar scrubs as I find they work well and are great for sensitive skin as well.

Ren Moroccan Rose Otto – Bath Oil

£35

I have previously mentioned my love for this range and I think anything with this beautiful rose scent would make a good gift.

Bath oil makes a nice gift idea as it’s such a luxury and not something many of us would buy ourselves.

You only need a small amount and it makes your bath smell amazing. It’s a great way to moisturise your skin whilst having a bath and followed with the body oil or the body lotion will leave your skin extra soft.

Ren Moroccan Rose Otto – Ultra Moisture Body Oil

£39

Their body lotion is so lovely but I recently discovered their body oil and fell in love with it. A body oil makes a pleasant change from a lotion and it smells so good as you apply it!

You only need a small amount compared to a lotion and it makes your skin so soft as it soaks in. A body oil is a real treat for someone that likes to take care of their skin and I really feel like anything from this range is perfect for valentine’s day being rose scented.

NAILS

Earthy Nail Polish Thank You Heroes Collection

£24.95

These nail polishes are vegan and cruelty free and the brand have replaced the single use plastic cap with highly sustainable bamboo and all seals within the cap are made from 100% post-consumer plastic. They come in a good variety of shades and are highly pigmented so you can get away with just one coat.

This set is perfect for Valentine’s as it contains a nice range of white, red and pinks. The shade included are:

Polar White

Passion Red

Pink Orchid

Flamingo Pink

The company donated £7.99 from every pack sold to NHS charities.

SPORTS

Putt Pursuit Bamboo Castle Golf Tees

£5.99

A great gift idea for any eco friendly golfer is these bamboo tees. They come in a great range of colours and sizes.

Perfect for golfers of all levels, these tees are crafted from eco-friendly bamboo and feature a unique stripe design for precision and consistency. Enjoy a natural feel and enhanced durability, all while contributing to a greener planet.

FOOD & DRINK

Russell & Atwell – Passion Fruit Fresh Chocolates

Can be purchased in a variety of different packs from £22

These fresh chocolates are a limited edition to the Russell & Atwell range and are made with real passion fruit. They taste like they have just been made and served to you straight from the chocolatiers kitchen.

Bite through the hand-finished dark chocolate outer shell and melt into the indulgent chocolatey centre, expertly blended with lush real passion fruit, finishing with a gently honeyed, tropical freshness. Passion fruit is believed to have relaxing properties, to help you ease anxiety and stress.

They are the perfect gift to the chocolate lover this valentines because who doesn’t love a handmade chocolate.

Whitakers Chocolate – Red Foiled Milk Chocolate Hearts Tub

£17.99

Whitakers are a great brand of chocolate and they are always really good value too. They taste and look luxurious without breaking the bank!

This tub would be great for any chocolate lover. You could gift it how it was or get creative and pack them loose in with a present, make a display on the bed or even hide them around the house? Each chocolate is individually wrapped for freshness.

You get approx 160 in the tub!

Who wouldn’t want a kilo of red chocolate hearts?!

Whitakers Chocolate – Milk Chocolate Hearts Gift Box

£4.69

If you are looking for a smaller pack of hearts this is also a great option. It’s good value and they are so delicious. I love milk chocolate and these are all individually wrapped as well. You get approx 20 in the pack which is still a lot!

HOMEWARE

Asda Photo – XL Paw Prints Photo Cushions

£26.50 each

I have always been a fan of creating personalised gifts via Asda as they have a great range of things to pick from and you can use your own photos to create the designs online. It’s easy to create your product and they are always great quality.

You can personalise them exactly how you want, from the size to the to the colour scheme. I created these absolutely massive cushions with photos of our cats. They came out so well and the pictures look so clear on them.

Their website is so easy to use and I designed these from my phone. You can upload your photos and use their tools to crop and resize as well as change the colour hue and many other options.

I hope I have given you some good ideas 🙂

Sarah x

Christmas Gift Guide 2023

This post contains gifted items:

Every year I like to put together a gift guide for Christmas. It can often be hard to think of presents and I always struggle with thinking of ideas for certain people so like to plan ahead and share my ideas if anyone else is struggling!

I also find it a lot easier to do most of my shopping online and I have tried to include a wide range of products as well as things for a variety of budgets.

Skincare

SOS Balm – Lavender & Neroli

£10.99

This balm is a great alternative to a tube of hand cream or body cream. You only need a small amount and it smells really nice and soaks into your hands well. You can also go for an unscented version if you prefer.

It’s safe to use on various skin conditions and can help heal your skin.

It’s suitable for vegans and not tested on animals.

Ren – Moroccan Rose Uplifting Body Duo

£43

I love the Ren Moroccan rose range and always have done. This body wash smells amazing, as does everything else in the range! It helps to clean your skin whilst leaving it soft and smelling amazing. A little goes a long way and it lathers up well.

The signature scent will linger on your skin after using this in the bath or shower and even more so if you are finishing off with the non greasy body lotion.

It would make the ideal gift for someone that loves a good pamper or deserves one!

SOS Serum Skincare Superstars Beauty Elixr Set

£45

This set includes five different products in a lovely gift box. It is a great way to try their range of products.

It includes:

SOS Cleanse, 15ml

SOS H20 Day Cream SPF 30, 50ml

SOS Night Cream, 50ml

SOS Lip 10ml

Pomegranate & Lychee Essential Drops (Fragrance for the Home), 50ml

I have always been a big fan of this brand for skincare and it’s great for sensitive or acne prone skin.

Daisy Amour – Reusable Face Wipes

£11.95

These reusable face wipes are made out of 100% cotton fabric and Egyptian cotton towelling. They are great if you have sensitive skin as you can use them with your favourite skincare products and then pop them in the wash and use them over and over again.

They come in a good range of designs and you can use either side depending on your needs.

Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentrate

£21

This can be used as a moisturiser, primer, make-up remover, repairing masque or after-shave product. It is a great multi functional cream so can be great for anyone’s make up bag.

I have been using this for years and it’s always one of my go to products to pop in my bag as it has so many uses and a little goes a long way.

Castle Apothecary – Gardeners Moisturising Hand And Body Lotion

£19.95

Castle Apothecary are based on Scotland and create a nice range of different skincare products. The Gardeners range is one of their most popular.

Experience the gentle scents of a historic Scottish castle garden with this luxurious hand and body skincare range. Infused with the natural goodness of Scottish and British botanicals, enjoy the delicate aromas with every use.

This hand and body lotion smells really good and soaks into your skin well. It would make a lovely gift.

Castle Apothecary – Gardeners Moisturising Foot Cream

£14.50

From the same range is this beautifully smelling foot cream. It’s perfect for tired feet or to use just before bed. You don’t need to use much and it soaks in really well and really helps to relax you if your feet hurt.

Mindful Extracts – Gingerbread & Clementine CBD Bath Bomb

£12.99

I am a massive bath bomb fan but hadn’t tried many CBD ones before so was excited to try this. Really impressed with the quality of the scent and how long lasting it lingered. It’s a good size for a bath bomb as well.

With the added CBD it makes it a lot more soothing and calming than a regular bath bomb. They have a great range of different scents as well.

Naturally Tribal Skincare – Oka Body Polish

£27

This brand is fully vegan and cruelty free and they use a great range of natural ingredients to create luxury skincare that’s kind to your skin and great to use if you have sensitive skin.

The body polish is easy to use and helps to smooth and hydrate your skin at the same time. It exfoliates without irritating your skin. Ideal if you have sensitive skin.

They have a great range of skincare for both adults and children.

Naturally Tribal Skincare – Paw Patrol Clean & Soft Starter Kit

£45

There is a huge gap in the market for clean and green products targeted at children and geared towards making bath time fun! They partnered with Paramount to debut the ‘Clean & Soft’ body and hair sets alongside the PAW Patrol pups.

This kit contains:

1 x OROMA Body Wash 50ml

1 x YARA Body Food 100ml

1 x KARI Hair Cleanser 100ml

1 x KARI Hair Food 100ml

This is a great starter set if you are looking to try different products and children love paw patrol so it’s great they can look after their skin and hair alongside their furry friends off the tv.

Haircare

Beauty Favours Shampoo Bars

£9.95 each

These is a great way to try out solid products to see if you are ready to make the change. These are ideal for anyone looking to produce less waste and reduce plastics. They are the equivalent to 2-3 bottles of shampoo!

They have a good range of different scents to pick from and all are suitable for any hair type and for coloured hair. I find them a lot kinder to my hair than regular shampoo and love the scent of the champagne and roses one.

Manta Healthy Hair Brush

£30

Not only is it important to use good quality products to wash and style your hair with, it’s also important to use a good brush.

This is my new favourite hair brush as it really helps to get tangles out whilst being gentle to your hair. It is comfortable to hold and glides through my hair well. It comes in such a good range of colours too.

A must have for anyone that likes to take care of their hair.

Paul Mitchell – Volume Gift Set

£28.99

This gift set is a 2-piece volumising and body-building set from Paul Mitchell which includes a shampoo and root lifter.

I love Paul Mitchell haircare and this range is great for those looking to liven up their hair. Both products work really together and are good size bottles.

They have a great range of sets so worth checking out some of the other ones they have this year.

Fragrance

Dolma – Calista 50ml

£45.50

Dolma Perfumes are certified vegan and cruelty free. They are free from palm oil, parabens and phthalates.

This beautiful scent opens with fresh notes of bergamot and lemon, revolving around a rich bouquet of jasmine, geranium and ylang-ylang. It then melts into a sensual trail of sandalwood and Amyris. Resonate with Calista, Greek for most beautiful.

This is such a lovely scent. You don’t need to spray much to leave yourself smelling amazing and the scent lasts all day long. It comes in a variety of sizes and you can even buy the discovery set that contains all 12 scents if you want to try them all out.

Nails

Earthy Nail Polishes

£7.99 each

These nail polishes are vegan and cruelty free and the brand have replaced the single use plastic cap with highly sustainable bamboo and all seals within the cap are made from 100% post-consumer plastic. They come in a good variety of shades and are highly pigmented so you can get away with just one coat.

Earthy Nail Polish – Berry Oil

£8.99

Much like the polishes, the treatments are vegan and produced in similar bottles. This oil helps maintain natural hydration by restoring nails barrier and recondition very dry and rough nails and cuticles. In the winter my nail beds become so dry and this is a great product to use before bed.

Clothing & Accessories

Merchoid – Space Jam Xmas Jumper

£38.99

A must have gift for any fan of Space Jam. Merchoid have a great range of Christmas jumpers inspired by popular films and tv shows.

It’s a lovely thick knitted jumper and a great present idea. They also have lots of film related Christmas decorations too that are worth checking out. Last year I treated myself to a couple of Gremlins christmas tree decorations from there.

Tennis HQ – Adidas Aeroready Baseball Cap

£23

This is a great hat, not only ideal to wear as a fashion statement but also can be worn for multiple different sport activities. It’s a good fit and I like the simple design. Tennis HQ have such a good range of accessories as well as clothing so they are worth checking out.

Tennis HQ – Adidas Melbourne Mens Ergo Graphic Tennis Shorts

£55

These are a great pair of tennis shorts. They are such a unique funky design made out of a lightweight breathable material.

Adidas are one of the best sporting brands out there and Tennis HQ have such a good range of adidas clothing and accessories.

Tennis HQ – Head Club Mens Tennis Shorts

£40

Head are another great sports brand, especially for tennis. These shorts are a good length and are comfortable to wear when playing sports.

They are a thin material so you won’t get too hot wearing them so great to wear when getting hot and playing tennis.

The Brunel Museum – Vintage London Map Scarf

£19.99

This is a really unique gift for anyone that loves London. The scarf is made of a really soft material and is really comfortable to wear. It’s a good size and not too thick.

It’s definitely a statement piece to wear and great for anyone that’s always cold or is a fan of different scarves.

Cherry Blossom – Sneaker Cleaner

£5.95

A must have for anyone that has a nice trainer collection. It’s a great way to keep your trainers clean and that’s often something we don’t think about enough.

If you have expensive trainers it’s important to take care of them and keep them clean and looking like new.

Cherry Blossom – Midsole Reviver Kit

£11.45

Another great shoe care product from Cherry Blossom. This kit is great for anyone looking to take care of their shoes and I love that it comes with a brush as well as this really helps to clean the soles.

This kit works well on trainers as well as regular shoes and is really good value.

Jumble And Co – Bits And Bobs Tote Bag

£7.99 each

These bags come in a good range of colours/ designs. They are well made and sturdy for tote bags and considering the price they are really good value.

They also have a good range of diaries and umbrellas and you can buy them in similar designs and colours to match as well.

Jumble And Co – Ups And Downs Umbrella

£14.99 each

These umbrellas have a really cool design and colour scheme, similar to the tote bags. They are really trendy and are a good size to fit in a bag when not in use.

I really like the pink and purple colour scheme and the umbrellas are well made and sturdy so can be used even when it’s really windy.

Homeware

Asda Photo – Black Photo Mug

£10

I have used Asda before for personalised products and have always been impressed with the price and quality.

The mugs are a lovely personal and unique gift for yourself or a loved one. They comes in different sizes and and you can add photos or text and really make it your own.

Asda Photo – Personalised Wall Calendar

£15

A lot of supermarkets offer personalised photo products but you have to go in store and design them which can often not be practical. With this service from Asda photo online it is so easy to use either on a pc/tablet or on a phone.

It’s so easy to create a calendar with all of your favourite pictures on and it’s really good quality too. I always have to make one with my cats on for my husband.

Another Studio – A6 Notebooks, Set Of 3

£12

These A6 set of notebooks are made from recycled paper and staple bound. They are the perfect size to keep in your handbag and take on the go for making notes. They have a really cute tropical design on them and are well made.

Another Studio – Plant Animal – Cat

£6.50

The plant animals are a really unique gift for any plant lover. They come in a good range of options and look super cute poking out of a plant pot.

Etched in brass with realistic fluffy details, just look at those whiskers. This cute cat will make a lovely little gift for those cat lovers in your life.

Cutch Company – The Christmas Cutch Candle

£25

A rich, warm, and festive scent layered with a woody base of cedarwood and the spiciness of cassia. Traditional heart notes of clove, nutmeg and pine, are topped with hints of zesty lemon, sweet orange, and fresh peppermint to produce a scent that truly encapsulates the essence of Christmas igniting the memories and feelings that it evokes.

Cutch Company use soy wax, recyclable materials and essential oils and paraben free perfumes in their candle scents and they smell amazing throughout the whole burn time.

They have a great range of different scents, with lots of different Christmas ones to pick from. I love this one as it just reminds me of sitting in front of the fire on Christmas day.

Pets

Pet Hamper – Lux Christmas Cat Hamper

£35

This cat hamper is the perfect gift for your furry friend. My three love the little catnip toys in this! You get a good range of products so is ideal if you have more than one cat as they can share.

There is a tin of food in here as well as treats and plenty of toys!

They have a good range of different toys and treats if you wanted to put together your own hamper and also lots of products for dogs too.

Food & Drink

Virginia Hayward – Chocolate Collection

£42.99

This hamper includes a great selection of treats for yourself or your loved one. The honeycomb is my favourite thing, followed by the fudge bar. If you know a big chocolate fan this is a must have.

Virginia Hayward always have a really good range of hampers, there’s something to suit everyone and for a variety of budgets.

Whitakers Chocolates – Dark Chocolate Gingers

£5.99

These dark chocolate gingers are suitable for vegans and are a lovely idea for any chocolate lover. They are really tasty and a pleasant change from a selection box or other Christmas chocolates.

Whitakers Chocolates – Luxury Mint Chocolate Assortment

£5.95

You can’t go wrong with a mint selection. This box has a nice variety of different mint chocolates so perfect as a gift or even to take to someone’s house over Christmas if going for dinner. Perfect to have after a big meal.

Whitakers Chocolates – Vegan Milk Chocolate Caramel Toffee Gift Box

£5.95

These tasty treats are perfect for anyone that loves toffee. They are so yummy and great value. Whitakers have a great range of chocolates to choose from. These are perfect for vegans too.

Simply Cake Co – Christmas Cookie Selection

£8.99

These boxes are a great idea as they are letterbox friendly if you are sending direct as a gift. I love the cookies from Simply Cake Co they are so delicious and such a thoughtful gift for anyone with a sweet tooth. They have a great range of cookies, blondies and brownies to pick from.

Simply Cake Co – Festive Treat Box

£17.99

This box has a nice range of treats in. It includes:

Baileys Brownie

Christmas Blondie

Chocolate Orange Millionaires Shortbread

This is the perfect gift for anyone with a sweet tooth and they have a good range of different boxes to pick from. You can pick from different flavours and also different size packs. There really is something for everyone. They do vegan options too.

Growseed – Vegetable Seeds Gift Set

£7.99 each

These seed packs are a great idea for someone loves growing their own vegetables or even someone that hasn’t tried to before but doesn’t know where to start. They come in a good range of different seed packs and are really good value.

All sets come with 5 packets of high quality vegetable seed, 5 plant markers and a pencil.

I hope I have given you some good ideas!

Sarah x

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2023

This post contains gifted items:

Some people celebrate Valentine’s day, and others don’t, it’s a personal preference. If you are looking to get your special someone a gift, I have put together a few ideas. You could even treat yourself if you see something you like!

HAIRCARE

Manta Classic Healthy Hair Brush – Pink

£25

Not only is it important to use good products to wash and style your hair with, it’s also important to use a good brush.

This is my new favourite hair brush as it really helps to get tangled out whilst being gentle to your hair. It is comfortable to hold and glides through my hair well.

A must have for anyone that likes to take care of their hair.

Paul Mitchell – Clean Beauty Repair Shampoo

£24.50

Paul Mitchell are a great haircare brand that have just bought out the new clean beauty repair range. This range is ideal for anyone with damaged hair.

The shampoo helps to clean your hair without stripping out colour or drying it out. It lathers well and smells really nice.

Paul Mitchell – Clean Beauty Repair Conditioner

£26.75

The conditioner helps to smooth out the ends and leaves my hair feeling softer and stopped my hair looking so frizzy and my split ends don’t look so bad. It smells good and really helps to make my hair look in better condition. This range would be a good treat for anyone looking to grow longer healthier hair.

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree – Lavender Mint Moisturising Shampoo

£9.95

I love the scent as it’s really relaxing to use this when having a bath. It left my hair really soft and hydrated as well as leaving it really clean.

This range is a great treat for your hair and would make a good gift.

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree – Lavender Mint Moisturising Conditioner

£23.05

This smells amazing and used together with the shampoo it left my hair so soft and hydrated. It helps with frizz and any damage. Another great choice for anyone that’s looking to improve their hair quality but wouldn’t usually treat themselves.

SKINCARE

Ren Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash

£27

The signature Ren scent will linger on your skin after using this in the bath or shower. It helps to clean your skin whilst leaving it soft and smelling amazing. A little goes a long way and it lathers up well.

Ren Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Moisture Body Oil

£38

I love the Ren Moroccan rose range and always have done. This oil smells amazing, as does everything else in the range! You only need a small amount and it makes your skin so soft. It would make the ideal gift for someone that loves a good pamper or deserves one!

Environ – Focus Care Moisture+ Hydrating Serum

£77

This is light enough to be used in the day but can also be used at night if you prefer. It has a nice subtle scent and would be perfect for anyone that loves skincare.

It soaks well into your skin and you only need a small amount to cover vour whole face. It leaves your face looking plumper and more hydrated and I really like the feel of my skin after using it.

Environ – Focus Care Moisture+ Hydrating Oil Capsules

£54

The capsules contain antioxidants that are proven to combat the visible signs of ageing. They are filled with oil and easy to use.

They assist in enriching skin with natural surface oils, leaving it looking visibly refreshed and energised. A must have for anyone that loves to try new facial products.

Kora Organics Berry Bright Vitamin C Eye
Cream

£51

This brightening eye cream smells really good and is really nice to apply around your eyes.

You only need a small pea sized amount to wake up your eyes. This is great if you have had a late night or even to use to soothe your eye area during hayfever season! Eye cream is an important part of your skincare routine and is often forgotten about so this would be a great thoughtful gift.

SOS Lip

£16

This lip treatment moisturises your lips whilst protecting them throughout the day with SPF. You can wear it alone or as a primer for lipstick to help your lipstick last longer and not dry your lips out.

You only need a small amount and it works really well. If you put it on before bed then your lips feel so hydrated by morning.

Embryolisse Lait-Creme

£24.99

This can be used as: Moisturiser, Primer, Make-up remover, Repairing masque or After-shave product. It is a great multi functional cream so can be great for anyone’s make up bag!

It’s is a great moisturiser to use morning or evening. This time of year my skin gets so dry from the weather and from having the heating on etc. It soaks in well and leaves your skin feeling hydrated.

Rubis Classic Heart Tweezers

£27.50

I love my pair of Rubis tweezers and they are my favourite ones to use as they are sharp and precise as well as being easy to use so I would definitely recommend this brand.

They are made from rustproof stainless steel and are tested individually for balance and performance. These would be a great gift idea and they come in a range of different colours.

Blanka Soap – Indulgent Bath Set – Moonlight And Roses

£29.99

This set includes:

– Moonlight and Roses Gently Purifying Soap Bar with French Pink Clay

– Moonlight and Roses Natural Hand and Body Wash

– Moonlight and Roses Luxurious Bath Oil

I love the scent of these and this comes packaged nicely in a box so would make a great gift.

I love the bath oil, it’s so relaxing and calming. The body wash lathers well and leaves your hands and body feeling soft and leaves you smelling really nice.

Douvalls Argan Skincare Candle – Forbidden Spices

£45

This skincare candle comes in a range of scents and the concept of it is really special. It is blended with nourishing oils, such as cocoa butter and argan oil which is high in vitamin E, antioxidants and essential fatty acids to nourish, soothe, and repair dry skin.

Once you start burning the candle, not only can you enjoy the aroma as it burns but you then use the melted candle to poor over yourself or your partner as a massage oil. It smells amazing and leaves your skin so soft.

Crème Du Loch – Age Defying Daily Eye Concentrate

£65

Crème Du Loch are a family owned, British, luxury skincare brand dedicated to producing the finest cruelty free and vegan skincare products; using high grade skin nourishing ingredients which are responsibly sourced.

The eye concentrate reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, reduces the look of dark circles and soothes away any puffiness. It does all of this whilst providing your eye area with much needed hydration and nourishment.

It smells really good and you only need a small amount and it soaks in really well. It’s perfect to use before bed so it can work well overnight.

You can use the following code: STM20 for 20% off from the 1st of Feb until the 14th of Feb

Crème Du Loch – Age Defying Daily Serum

£60

This serum helps to reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, tightens pores, improves skin texture and evens skin tone. It is great if you have dry skin and you are looking for something to help moisture your face whilst helping with other skin issues.

As with their whole range, you don’t need to use much and it soaks in well.

You can use the following code: STM20 for 20% off from the 1st of Feb until the 14th of Feb

Crème Du Loch – Age Defying Moisturiser

£50

This award winning moisturiser is one of my favourite skincare products. It is suitable for any skin type and smells really fresh and clean when you apply it to your face.

A little goes a long way and it soaks in well. It’s important to use anti aging creams before aging becomes an issue.

It helps with reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes, tightening pores, improving skin texture and evening skin tone whilst promoting a radiant glow.

You can use the following code: STM20 for 20% off from the 1st of Feb until the 14th of Feb

Crème Du Loch – Mini Spatula & Massager

£5

This spatula is made of solid, recyclable metal and luxuriously gold plated. It is a must have for anyone that uses skincare products from a jar so you don’t have to use your finger to get the product out and also means it will dispense the perfect amount of product for you to use.

You can also use this to massage around the eye area.

You can use the following code: STM20 for 20% off from the 1st of Feb until the 14th of Feb

Teddy Eva Scents – Donut Bath Bombs

£1.99 each

These beautiful looking bath bombs come in a range of flavours(well, scents!). These two are lemon meringue and blackberry & almond. They both smell so good!

I love how they are made to look like donuts and they come individually wrapped if you buy multiple bombs so this helps to keep them fresh and holds the scent. They fizz really well and make a for a really colourful bath. Ideal for anyone that loves a good pamper!

Teddy Eva Scents – Mini Bath Bombs Tub

£3.99

These tubs come full of little bath bombs that can be used one or two at a time to help you relax in the bath. I have been using the pina colada ones and it reminds me so much of being on holiday and the bathroom smells like a coconut paradise!

These come in a good variety of scents and are in a cute little brown tub.

HOMEWARE

The Brunel Museum – London Brick Candle

£22

This double wick candle in the style of a london brick comes in two different options: Fired Clay or Thames Drift. This makes a really unique gift and they have so many other great gift ideas available from the Brunel Museum shop.

Beach Art Glass – Hanging Heart Decoration

£25

Beach Art Glass craft handmade glass jewellery using lampwork and the finest source of glass from the isle of Murano, Italy, and locally sourced silver from the UK. They have a great range of jewellery as well as decorations.

This hanging heart has been specially designed this valentine’s day and you can tell how much love and care has gone into it. It’s a great ornament that can be hung up anywhere around the house or can be made into a key ring or pendent.

They have a great range of DIY kits as well which would make a great gift!

Teddy Eva Scents – Lemongrass & Lime Candle

£14.99

Teddy Eva have a great range of candles, they all come beautifully packaged in a pink jar with a wooden lid, inside a card container with metal lid. Having this extra packaging really makes it look a lot more expensive and considering how strong the scent is, it’s such an affordable candle.

It has a wooden wick and a the smell will last the whole time it burns. They have some great tips on their site of how to burn candles safely and make them last longer!

I love this scent and they also do it in fresh linen which sounds amazing.

Teddy Eva Scents – Teddy Pots

£1.20 each

As well as candles, Teddy Eva Scents have an amazing range of wax melts. These wax melts coke in such a variety of scents, there are honestly so many to pick from. It is a great way to try a variety of scents and once you find what you like then you can buy the larger clamshell packs.

These are great value and even after burning for a few hours, the scents still linger and are long lasting. I love the fruity loopies one best!

Teddy Eva Scents – Brittle

£2.99 each

A great alternative to the little pots if you are wanting a larger pack of wax. These packs come in a good variety of scents and you can also break the pieces down if you want them smaller and even mix and match complimenting scents.

I love how pretty the starry night one is when it’s burns. Wax melts can be such a great alternative to a candle and I really am impressed with the quality of these ones and just how many different scent options there are!

NAILCARE

Earthy Nail Polishes

Pink Petunia / Coral Reef / Pink Jasmin

£7.99 each

These nail polishes are vegan and cruelty free and the brand have replaced the single use plastic cap with highly sustainable bamboo and all seals within the cap are made from 100% post-consumer plastic.

They come in a good variety of shades and are highly pigmented so you can get away with just one coat.

FRAGRANCE

Grazia Parfum

£48

A new perfume is always a good gift idea. This new release from Grazia and comes in a beautifully designed bottle. It is a very delicate fruity scent and a great feminine scent.

Top notes of Italian lemon spring, grapefruit and blackcurrant.

Base notes of sandalwood, white musk and cedar ground the fragrance adding a layer of sophistication.

TECHNOLOGY

Soundcore by Anker Life Q35 Multi Mode Active Noise Cancelling Headphones

£119.99

These Life Q35s have now become my new favourite accessory and I love how comfortable they are.

I had been struggling with in ear ones due to having so many ear piercings I would always end up taking them out to be able to wear them comfortably but with over the ear headphones they can all stay in!

They connect easily via bluetooth to my phone so I can listen to spotify through them and also pause and adjust the volume directly on the headphones.

The perfect gift for anyone that likes to listen to music on the go.

CARDS

Love Layla Designs – Cards

£3.95 each

Most of us spend so much time looking for the perfect gift we forget about finding the perfect card. Love Layla have such a great range of cards, there really is something for everyone.

You don’t necessarily have to get someone a gift this year, just a thoughtful card is enough!

Use code TM10 for 10% off everything on their site 🙂

FOOD & DRINK

Il Gusto – I LOVE U Tasting Set

£34.95

This boxed set contains: The Fresh Sour Cherry Vodka(15%), Sweet And Simple Pink Gin(40%), Tangy Sweet And Fruity Blood Orange Gin(32%), Luxurious Turkish Delight With Hints Of Rose Petals And Delicate Mint(25%), Fruity And Tangy Blood Orange Vodka(18%), Sweet Zesty Pink Vodka(37%), Citrusy But Refreshing Pink Grapefruit Gin(36%), Rare Relaxing Raspberry Gin(20%)

It is a great way to try out the different flavours and ideal for an vodka and gin lover. The bottles all spell out a special message.

Il Gusto are running a giveaway on Facebook & Instagram to win this set between the 9th and 12th of February so make sure you enter!

The Brunel Museum – London Brick Chocolate

£12.50

This vegan chocolate is made in small batches over three days, using only the rarest and finest Criollo and Trinitario cocoa beans. The bean to bar craft chocolate is a collaboration between two London makers, brick sixty and Lucocoa.

Another great unique gift idea and perfect for any chocolate lover.

Simply Cake Co – February Specials

£16.49

This box has a nice range of treats in. It includes:

Lemon & Raspberry Blondie

Cookies n’ Cream Rocky Road

Strawberry & Chocolate Brownie

This is the perfect gift for anyone with a sweet tooth and they have a good range of boxes to pick from. You can pick from different flavours and also different size packs. There really is something for everyone. They do vegan options too.

Simply Cake Co – Brownie Tray

£16.49

Simply Cake Co have a great range of treats which you can buy in lots of different variations of boxes.

This brownie tray featured a slab of chocolate brownie and it stays fresh for up to two weeks and you can personalised the brownie with different phrases.

I have had these brownie slabs before and they are on of the tastiest brownies I have ever had and they fit through the letterbox!

Viners – 5 Piece Cheese Serving Set

£30.50

A great gift for any cheese lover. I love the marble detail on the board and the fact that the wooden holder is magnetic so it keeps all of the knives neat and safe.

It also looks good on display when not in use. As the board is made from stone rather than wood it helps to keep the cheese stay cool.

Virginia Hayward – Chocolate Indulgence Hamper

£34.99

This hamper includes a great selection of treats for yourself or your loved one. The hot chocolate stirring spoon is my favourite thing, followed by the nut mix. Most of the products included are chocolate orange so if you know a big chocolate orange fan this is a must have.

Virginia Hayward always have a really good range of hampers, there’s something to suit everyone and for a variety of budgets.

ACCESSORIES

Trendhim – Silver Tone Cuff Bracelet

£18

This slip on bracelet is available in silver, gold and black and can also be engraved with a personal message.

It is a great gift for a man(or woman!) that has everything or that is hard to buy for. It’s comfortable to wear and comes in different sizes and looks really expensive and posh!

I hope I have given you some good ideas 🙂

Sarah x

Christmas Gift Guide Series 2022 – Skincare & Wellbeing

Christmas Gift Guide Series 2022 – Skincare & Wellbeing

This post contains gifted products:

Every year I like to put together a gift guide for Christmas. It can often be hard to think of presents for some people and I always struggle with thinking of ideas for certain people so like to plan ahead and share my ideas if anyone else is struggling!

I also find it a lot easier to do all of my shopping online and I have tried to include a wide range of products as well as things for a variety of budgets.

Please check out my other gift guides I am publishing this week as there are 5 in total and organised into categories 🙂

SKINCARE & WELLBEING 

SBC – Hydra Collagen & Black Pearl Moisturising Gel

£19.50

This gel is formulated to promote elasticity, minimise the appearance of fine lines and deeply hydrate the skin on your face and body.

It feels nice to apply to the skin and soaks in well. It smells really good also!

SBC – Hydra Collagen Body Wash

£8.10

This body wash is a luxurious body cleanser formulated to give dry or mature skin the nourishment it needs so your skin feels smooth.

It smells really good and you don’t need much to create a good lather. You can even use a small amount under the tap as a bubble bath!

SOS Serum – Face & Body

£16

This is light enough to be used in the day but can also be used at night if you prefer. It has active plant stem cells to stimulate new skin cell production and improve skin elasticity as well as Anti-ageing ingredients that have been shown to reduce wrinkles, improve skin firmness, tone and significantly improve skin hydration.

It soaks well into your skin and you only need a small amount to cover vour whole face. It leaves your face looking plumper and more hydrated and I really like the feel of my skin after using it.

Embryolisse – Lait Crème Concentre

£20

This can be used as a moisturiser, primer, make-up remover, repairing masque or after-shave product. It is a great multi functional cream so can be great for anyone’s make up bag!

Labre’s Hope Soaps

£5.99 each

Each bar has been handcrafted by people who have experienced, or been at risk of homelessness. All money made goes straight back in to their non-profit to further their social mission of ending homelessness sustainably and innovatively by providing full-time, living wage careers alongside employment and wellbeing development. I think this is a great cause and you can tell how much love and care has gone into ear bar as well.

They have a great range of scents and all ingredients are natural and colours are also natural.

Blanka – Magic Hand Balm

£16.99

This balm is a great alternative to a tube of hand cream. You only need a small amount and it smells really nice and soaks into your hands well.

It’s is suitable for vegans and not tested on animals as well as being plastic free.

Blanka – Handy & Body Wash

£11.99

This liquid hand soap is free from harsh detergents and gentle on dry or sensitive skin. The hand wash has been formulated with organic Jojoba Oil and Glycerine to moisturise and protect the skin’s natural barrier. It can also be used as shower gel.

It smells really good and you only need a small amount to lather up well.

Nuasan- Active Body Moisturiser

€24.95

This vegan and cruelty free moisturiser helps to soften your skin whilst helping with sore joints and muscle repair after exercise. It smells nice and is easy to apply whilst working deep into your skin to help repair it.

Nuasan – Active Body Wash

€19.95

This body wash smells really good and is perfect to use after the gym as not only does it clean your skin and leave you fresh it also helps with sore muscles and joints as it has natural magnesium in.

Nuasan – Active CBD Muscle Gel

€34.95

High strength CBD helps with pain & inflammation to soothe strained, tired muscles & aching joints. Chili warms the area of application to give instant, warming relief. This is the perfect post workout relief gel.

Nuasan – Cork Massage Ball

€11.95

This is easy to use and a good size to have in your gym bag. It works well and it’s water resistant as well as being very durable.

Crème Du Loch – Age Defying Daily Eye Concentrate

£65

Crème Du Loch are a family owned, British, luxury skincare brand dedicated to producing the finest cruelty free and vegan skincare products; using high grade skin nourishing ingredients which are responsibly sourced.

The eye concentrate reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduces the look of dark circles and soothes away any puffiness. All whilst providing your eye area with much needed hydration and nourishment.

It smells so good and you only need a small amount and it soaks in really well. It’s perfect to use before bed so it can work it’s magic overnight.

Crème Du Loch – Age Defying Daily Serum

£60

This serum reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, tightens pores, improves skin texture and evens skin tone. It is great if you have dry skin and you are looking for something to help moisture your face whilst helping with other skin concerns.

As with their whole range, you don’t need to use much and it soaks in well.

Crème Du Loch – Age Defying Moisturiser

£50

This award winning moisturiser is my new favourite skincare product! It is suitable for any skin type and smells really fresh and clean when you apply it to your face. A little goes a long way and it soaks in well.

It helps with reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes, tightening pores, improving skin texture and evening skin tone whilst promoting a radiant glow.

Neve’s Bees – Happy Yule

£20

Neve’s bees is a local company that supplies all natural products from their bee farm.

This set includes: Japanese Foot Brush, Natural Minty Foot Butter, Wildflower Seeds all in a Bee Happy Gift Box. It would make a great gift for anyone that appreciates natural products and that likes to pamper theirselves.

Bowe Organics – Lip Rescue Balm

£8.50

This lap balm contains Raspberry Seed Oil, known for its anti-ageing properties, Shea and Cocoa Butter to help keep your lips protected and hydrated and Almond Oil to help rejuvenate.

You only need a small amount and can feel it working immediately. I love how soft my lips feel after using it.

Bowe Organics – Versatile Hair Oil

£23

This award winning hair oil helps to increase shine, strength, improve health and hydration and much more. A little goes a long way and it soaks in well to your hair so feels very lightweight.

This oil smells really good but you can also get it in scented if you prefer.

Earthly Nail Polishes

£7.99 each

These nail polishes are vegan and cruelty free and the brand have replaced the single use plastic cap with highly sustainable bamboo and all seals within the cap are made from 100% post-consumer plastic. They come in a good variety of shades and are highly pigmented so you can get away with just one coat.

Earthly Nail Polish – Berry Oil

£8.99

Much like the polishes, the treatments are vegan and produced in similar bottles. This oil helps maintain natural hydration by restoring nails barrier and recondition very dry and rough nails and cuticles.

Peace & Pure – Timeless Elixir Facial Serum

£69

This facial oil has won so many awards on the last year and I can see why! It smells amazing and feels so luxurious as you apply it to your face without feeling too thick and it soaks into your skin well. It’s ideal to use in the evening so it can work it’s magic overnight and you wake up with soft plump skin.

It’s vegan and cruelty free and the Natural bio-retinol smooths fine lines and wrinkles
as well as containing Free-radical fighting antioxidants and it contains ingredient that shields against blue light.

From Earth To Earth – Bamboo Starter Pack

£18

This starter pack includes:

Single ‘Natural Beauty’ Toothbrush
Bamboo Toothbrush Stand
Bamboo Travel Case
Bamboo Cotton Earbuds

This is a great way to make the slow change over from plastic of bamboo and would make a great gift for anyone looking to improve their carbon footprint and become more sustainable. I prefer using bamboo brushes now to plastic ones and have been using them for a while.

Kind2 – Shampoo and Conditioner – Discovery Size Bundle

£15

Contains:

The Hydrating One – solid shampoo bar

Award winning best seller, this shampoo bar is shine enhancing, gentle and sulphate free. For normal, dry, curly and coloured hair.

The Rebalancing One – solid shampoo bar

Formulated to be higher foaming in hard water and more effective at removing styling products or silicones. It’s still gentle and won’t strip your hair of natural oils leaving it soft, shiny and clean. For normal, oily, or thick hair.

The Fragrance Free One – solid conditioner bar

Their moisturising conditioner bar with Coconut, Macadamia and Argan oils is light, yet powerful enough to nourish your hair, making it soft and shiny. The same formulation as the award winning conditioner bar, The Restoring One just without any added essential oils.

All of them are vegan and last approx 15 washes so this is a great way to try out solid products to see if you are ready to make the change. These are ideal for anyone looking to produce less waste and reduce plastics.

Skinician – Lift & Glow Advanced Gift Set

£79

The Lift & Glow Set contains three of their best products to target your skin for a firmer, more youthful and luminous complexion. Powered by the finest clinically proven ingredients and peptides, the products contained in this set will actively reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for plumper, more hydrated skin.

It includes:

Firming serum – This serum helps to hydrate the skin and prevent signs of aging. It’s nice to apply to skin and soaks in well.

Eye repair – This eye cream works well to stop wrinkles around the eyes and you only need to use a small amount.

Time delay day cream – This cream helps to hydrate your skin whilst protecting it from the sun with spf. You don’t need much to cover your whole face.

Paul Mitchell Hemp – Replenishing Hair & Body Oil

£23.20

This hair and body oil is infused with nutrient-rich hemp seed oil, it melts into hair and skin for a silky-smooth finish. I love the scent of this and It’s great that it can be used on hair or body. It helps with split ends on my hair and gives it a nice sleek look.

Ren – Celebrate Your Skin Set

£46

This 4-step best of REN routine features a soothing Cleansing Gel, exfoliating AHA Tonic, de-puffing and brightening Eye Cream, and future-proofing Day Cream from their bestselling Evercalm™ and Radiance collections.

The cleansing gel helps to clean your face without stripping it of its natural oils. A little goes a long way and leaves your skin feeling fresh. You can follow up using the daily aha tonic to tone your face and ensure you have have removed all of the impurities.

I really like the eye cream in this set, it’s soothing to apply and feels really nice.

The day cream is also really nice to apply to your skin as it has a fresh feeling without being too thick or heavy.

Paul Mitchell – Lavender Mint Deep Conditioning Mineral Hair Mask

£4.50

This is a great treat for your hair. You can buy these individually or as a pack of 6. I love the scent as it’s really relaxing to use this when having a bath. It left my hair really soft and hydrated.

Advanced nutrition programme – Skin youth biome capsules

£33 for 30 capsules

These tablets are designed to help your skin from the inside. They contain vitamins and minerals that can help you with clearer, plumper skin. These are ideal if you need a bit of help with your skin.

Skinician – Radiant Glow Brightening Gift Set

£55

This exquisite Radiant Glow Brightening Gift Set contains three of our their anti-pigmentation products to brighten and rejuvenate dull skin. Rich in concentrated actives, each of these brightening skincare heroes works wonderfully on its own but used together the formulas complement each other to leave skin intensely radiant and renewed.

The peel is gentle enough on your skin but at the same time you can tell it’s working. It really helps to remove any dead skin from your face and leaves your skin really soft.

The cleanser helps to eliminate dirt from your face without drying it out and it has a lovely scent to it.

The vitamin C elixir is a really nice facial oil that helps to hydrate the skin as well as targeting any skin concerns. You don’t need much and it soaks in well.

Barber Pro – Skin Survival Set

£14

This set contains:

Brightening Face Mask
Foaming Cleansing Sheet Mask
Super Eye Mask
Face Putty Peel Off Mask
Under Eye Mask

It is a great gift idea for a man that likes to take care of his skin. It contains everything you need for a pamper evening.

OPI Jewel Be Bold Collection Infinite Shine 4-Piece Mini-Pack (Iconics)

£19.12

This Infinite Shine mini pack contains:

1 – Mini Infinite Shine ProStay Primer

2 – Mini Infinite Shine Long-Wear Lacquers- shades include: Bubble Bath & Malaga Wine

1 – Mini Infinite Shine ProStay Gloss

This is a great gift idea for anyone that likes to take care of their nails. OPI has always been one of my favourite nail brands.

He-Shi Clearly Flawless

£19.99

This set includes:

H2O Glow Mousse
H2O Glow Facial Mist
Tan Remover & Primer
Luxury Velvet Tanning Mitt

This is a great set for anyone that loves to tan at home. The facial mist has always been one of my favourites from this brand as it’s so easy to use and leaves you with a natural looking sun kissed face.

I love that this set has the remover in as well as this is always so useful.

He-Shi Classic Collection

£24.99

This set includes:

Express Liquid Tan
HD Wonder Glow
Tan Remover & Primer
Luxury Velvet Tanning Mitt

This is another great set for anyone that loves to tan at home. It’s a great way to try more of the tanning range from He-Shi and is really good value compared to the price of buying them all individually.

FRAGRANCE

Dolma Fragrances – Women’s Discovery Set

£32.95

This set contains the 12 classic perfumes: Amethyst Mist, Anahita, Andromeda, Calista, Compassion, Cushi B, First Rain, Midnight Velvet, Light Bloom, Sarabande, Sun Joy and Vegamusk.

This is a great way to try all of their fragrances before committing to buying one in a larger bottle. If you struggle to pick a scent for someone else then this is a really good idea.

I hope I have given you some good ideas!

Sarah x