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

What skincare products I am loving this month

This post contains gifted products:

He-shi – Day to day gradual tan

Made with 91% natural ingredients.

Moisture Lock Technology – to hydrate and lock in moisture for long lasting tanning results

Vitamin E – protects skin from free radical damage

Pro Vitamin B5 – nourishes and smooths leaving skin hydrated and supple

This is a great gradual tan which doesn’t look streaky or orange. As it’s a gradual tan you use it like a moisturiser and it will develop slowly over a few days. It gives you a really nice colour whilst keeping your skin hydrated and soft.

He-shi – Overnight hyaluronic tan balm

Made with 88% natural ingredients.

Hyaluronic Acid – reinforces the skin’s barrier and boosts its ability to attract and retain moisture giving the skin a hydrated and youthful appearance.

Brazilian Millesis – a powerful antioxidant that stimulates the skin’s barrier and strengthens cell cohesion to promote skin rejuvenation.

Jojoba Protein – repairs and conditions the skin.

Almond Oil – smooths skin to leave a dewy soft finish.

This is a good tan balm to use on your face along side the gradual tan for your body. It is a great gradual tan for your face and it has extra benefits to keep your face soft and hydrated. It soaks in well and is ideal to use overnight.

Skinician – Revitalising day moisturiser

This daily moisturiser contains SPF so is ideal to use whatever the weather. Not only does it help to hydrate your skin it helps to protect your skin barrier from further damage.

It soaks in nicely to your face and you only need a small amount. It doesn’t leave your face greasy and is ideal to use in the mornings.

This cream contains 90% natural ingredients and is vegan and cruelty free.

Skinician – Ageless peptide eye complex

This eye cream is ideal to use nightly so it can work it’s magic whilst you sleep. It helps to prevent fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes as well as moisturise and plump the skin to help any existing skin concerns.

This eye cream contains a special peptide called Dermapep™, which mimics retinoic acid and has been clinically proven to boost collagen and elastin to reduce wrinkle depth by up to a third.

Advanced nutrition programme – Skin youth biome 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. After taking them for a few weeks I have noticed that my skin hasn’t broken out so much so they seem to be working well. These are ideal if you need a bit of help with your skin.

Sarah x

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2022

This post contains gifted products:

If you have been a reader for a while you will know that I love putting together gift guides.

With Father’s Day approaching, it can be difficult to decide what to buy, especially if you have multiple people to buy for. For me, I usually have to decide on presents for my dad, my step dad, my father in law and my grandad. It can get difficult trying to pick what to buy everyone.

Gift Vouchers

Trees For Good Causes

£5

All trees planted by Trees For Good Causes (non-profit) support local charities at the same time.

Trees are planted locally in the UK, and cost only £5 per tree, where minimum of £2 goes to a chosen charity.

Donating a tree it’s a more conscious way of gifting. An example of what the gift certificate to your dad will look like is above.

Homeware

Echo Three – Building Brick Shape Cushion

£17.99

This building brick cushion is a fantastic addition to any home. It’s is super comfortable and made with a soft fabric.

It is a really good size and great for a man cave, den or a fun touch in the living room, you can pick from red or blue.

Rosanna Clare – MEDIUM LEATHER & FELT TRINKET TRAY

£26

This leather and grey felt lined tray has antique brass rivet fastenings and is perfect as a gift. It is a good size at 10xm x 10xm so can be used for jewellery, change, keys etc. It also comes in a range of other colours.

This tray is really well made and you can have initials added to it to make it more personal too.

Clothing

Asda Apron – Custom Apron

£17

I am always impressed by the quality of Asda personalised products and had this one made for my dad. We have a lot of things from Asda around the house as they are so easy to create online and are always priced reasonably.

It’s so easy to make this online as you can pick from a good variety of designs. They are always printed well and arrive quickly.

Stickerscape – Sexy and I mow it T shirt

£12.95

A great gift for a women to give her partners of he is a new dad and needs a confidence boost!

It is a really soft material and is true to size.

It is available in 4 different colours – Black, White, Grey and Navy.

Fragrance

Douvalls – Scents to Uplift Gift set

£38

This set includes 3 different sprays:

Pre & post toilet spray

Destress and revitalise shower spray

Vanilla chilli room spray

I have found these sprays to be quite heavily scented which is good as you don’t need to use much. They aren’t too overpowering though and are in a good size bottle to keep around the house. chemo

I like how they are all made with natural oils so they don’t include nasty chemicals.

Douvalls – Sleep spray

£15

This sleep spray is a new product to Douvalls. It is a great addition to their spray range. It’s so easy to use, you only need a couple of sprays on your pillow and bedding and the relaxing scent helps you to calm down and settle down ready to sleep. Ideal if your dad struggles to get to sleep.

It’s a really lovely scent and as it calming it can help with stress and anxiety too.

Dolma Vegan Perfumes

From £5.95

Dolma have a good range of scents for men, they are all vegan fragrances and are in nice looking bottles. I have tried their female range before and was really impressed with them.

They have four men’s vegan aftershaves, each of which has its individual hints and tones. The classic Sirius is a timelessly masculine blend while Freedom offers a fresh and woody smell. Kwame is fresh and fun, making it perfect for daily wear in recreational settings while Imagine is fruity and uplifting.

Dolma – Discovery Box Set of 4 x 9ml Aftershave / Cologne

£25.95

This is a great way to try all of their four 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.

Books

The Cheese Connoisseur’s Handbook

£12.99

The Cheese Connoisseur’s Handbook is the perfect gift for Dad this Father’s Day as it’s packed with cheese information to increase your understanding and knowledge of cheese. 

Author Svetlana is keen for the reader to learn more about cheese and what cheese is perfect for their palate and how to pair them with a drink for any occasion. 

The book is aimed at those wanting to learn about cheese or increase their cheese knowhow, the book contains something for everyone, in an easy way to learn and enjoy cheese. 

STEALTH MILLIONAIRE: How to Save and Manage Your Money Like the Rich

£9.99

Another great book to consider would be this one.

The secret to financial freedom is through small positive changes that you do everyday that will compound over time. This book introduces you to the concept of this and how you can start the process today so would be great to give your dad for some motivation.

Find Your Purpose: A Practical Guide for Discovering Your Purpose and Creating a Life You Love

£7.77

Another great read by George Choy. It’s a quick read and straight to the point. It’s a really practical, step-by-step guide to take you by the hand, directly to your purpose in life. As you go through the exercises in this book, you’ll be introduced to the variables in the Purpose Formula, and learn how to apply them to your life. You’ll also gain a new understanding of nearly every decision you’ve ever made.

Accessories

Trendhim – Blue polarised sunglasses

£59

These polarised rainbow mirror sunglasses for men have all the style and functionality of an active lifestyle.

Flexible TR90 frames hug your head while rubber temples and nose pad ensure the glasses stay where they are even though you don’t. The mirror layer allows those you converse with to admire themselves in your eyes while hiding the fact you’re not paying attention.

Polarisation reduces the glare off shiny surfaces like metal, water, and glass, making them perfect for driving, fishing, or window shopping.

Engravers Guild – Classic Black Leather Wallet

£29.95

Premium black leather wallet, personalised with gold, silver or blind embossed initials. This custom wallet is one of the best sellers in the collection, designed to carry both cash and coins, as well as also comfortably accommodating four credit cards.

Additionally, there are three slip compartments and a slip note compartment for all essentials to be carried neatly. The personalised wallet features RFID protection to keep personal data safe, and a Visconti lining is used throughout.

This is such a good gift idea and a really good size. The embossing is really well done and looks so posh.

DIY

Roomix DIY – Sealant Replacement

£27.78

This contains everything you need to remove black mould and replace your kitchen or bathroom sealant:

Step-by-step How to guide
Scraper
Sealant strip out tool
Clean spirit
Sealant
Caulk gun
Sponges
Sealant profiling tools

It comes in different colours and is a great kit for any dad that loves going bits around the house!

Roomix have a really good range of kits depending on what project you are taking on.

Pens

Bastion – Aluminum Bolt Action Pen (Purple)

$59.99

The Bastion Bolt Action pen and pencil collection is the result of a perfect marriage of fine art and cutting edge engineering that is typical of Bastion craftsmanship.

The ballpoint pen is made of 100% aluminium which is lighter than steel and the extremely satisfying ‘bolt action’ mechanism provides a secure lock with hard-wearing parts.

This pen is so nice to write with and comes in a vast range of colours.

Bastion – Aluminum – Silm Bolt Action Pen (Purple)

$79.99

This is the slim version of the pen mentioned above so it has all the same features but is smaller to hold but just as satisfying to write with.

This one also comes in a great range of colours.

Bastion – Replacement Ink Cartridge for Bolt Action Pen (2 pack)

$8.99

These refills work with all of the bolt action pens. The Ink Cartridges are fine tip and available in the following colors and ink styles:

Standard ink – Black, Blue, Red
Gel ink – Black, Blue, Red

Shoes

Skates.co.uk – Etnies Ollie Long SMU Skate Shoe

£24.95

Not only does this website have an amazing range of skateboards and skates they have lots of different trainers to pick from.

These shoes would be a great gift if your dad is into skateboarding!

The Etnies Ollie Long SMU Skate Shoes are a brilliant option for skaters. Skateboarders and Stunt Scooter riders alike can appreciate these hardwearing and tough trainers that feature an sticky rubber outsole designed to help stick your foot to your deck and ensures you won’t slip when riding.

Features:

Classic etnies heritage styling
Cupsole construction
Thin tongue and padded collar
EVA cushioning footbed
Grippy gum rubber outsole with internal EVA midsole

Skincare

Organic & Botanic – Advanced Night & Day Ultra Revive & Hydrate Moisturiser

£14.90

This is a really great moisturiser and can be used day or night. Ideal for a man that likes to take care of his skin.

An infusion of ginger and ginseng root extracts helps to plump the skin with moisture, seeking to reduce the appearance of fine lines with regular use, while a blend of lavender and chamomile helps to soothe the skin. The formula is supported by conditioning almond oil to enhance a supple skin texture. Applied as the last step in your skincare routine, the moisturiser is suitable for use both morning and evening.

Douvalls – Organic Creamy Argan Body Butter

£19

This natural, creamy, and velvety body butter is a unique blend of plant based oils and extracts whipped together to give you soft supple and ultra-hydrated skin.

Packed with a high content of 100% pure argan oil which nourishes and repairs.

This is great if your dad likes to take care of his skin or has sensitive skin. It soaks in really well.

Douvalls – Argan Bath and Shower oil

£21

I love a good bath and shower oil and argan is so good for your skin so this is another great suggestion if your dad likes to pamper himself.

This bath and shower oil transforms into a milk when in contact with water to thoroughly cleanse and nourish your body, leaving your skin silky soft.

Douvalls – Organic 1st cold pressed Argan Oil Moisturiser

£9

Douvall’s cold pressed Multi tasking 100% Pure Eco-Certified Organic Argan oil moisturiser known as liquid gold in Morocco is fast absorbing, light weight, extremely high in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, which deeply hydrates, nourishes and repairs the skin, can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

This is another great skincare product to try if he likes to look after himself.

Electronics

Anker – Soundcore Life Q30

£79.99

I have always been a fan of Anker products and these headphones don’t disappoint.

You can link them up to an app on your phone and can adjust them to lots of different settings depending on your surroundings and type of music you are listening to.

Key Features:

Hi-Res Sound: Life Q30 active noise cancelling headphones have 40mm drivers that reproduce treble up to 40kHz for full-bodied sound with excellent clarity.

Multiple Noise Cancellation Modes: Choose from Transport, Indoor, or Outdoor modes to maximize the active noise cancellation’s effect depending on where you’re listening.

Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation: Low and mid-frequency ambient sounds and up to 95% of engine noise are detected and filtered out by a digital active noise cancellation chipset, as well as external and internal microphones on each earcup.

Calls with Excellent Clarity: Enhanced voice pick-up and noise reduction ensure you’re heard clearly while using Life Q30 active noise cancelling headphones for calls.

40-Hour Playtime: Listen for up to 40 hours in noise cancellation mode and 60 hours in standard mode. Get 4 hours of listening from a quick 5-minute charge.

Lightweight Build: Life Q30 active noise cancelling headphones weigh just over 9oz (260g) and have memory foam earcups with a protein leather cover for all-day comfort.

Ergonomic Design: Life Q30’s earcups rotate by up to 15° to adjust to the shape of your head and its headband can also be adjusted for a more comfortable, secure fit.

Transparency Mode: Press the touch control on Life Q30’s right earcup for 1-2 seconds to activate Transparency mode to allow you to hear voices and traffic at a natural level when needed.

Soundcore App: Select an active noise cancellation mode, update firmware, customize the EQ or choose a preset, and create a soothing white noise soundscape when you want to relax.

NFC Fast Pairing: Tap your Android phone on Life Q30’s right earcup for extra-fast pairing.

Multi-Point Connection: Life Q30 Bluetooth headphones can be connected to 2 devices at once for easy switching.

Oppo Enco – Free 2

£89.99

These are a great option if he prefers ear buds rather than headphones. They are so comfortable to wear and the sound quality is really good.

Offering long-lasting reliability, 30 hours’ playback and IP54 dust and water-resistance means listeners can enjoy music wherever life takes them this summer. Touch controls, smart pause and Bluetooth 5.2 means staying seamlessly connected to their favourite summer tracks is a breeze.

Striking the perfect chord, the Enco Free2 adapts to any schedule with a Triple-Mic Call Noise Cancelling feature for crystal clear voice capture, and users can tune in or tune out as much as they want to, with Transparency Mode to hear ambient sound while on-the-go. The Enco Free2 are available in both black and white and are compatible with Android and iOS.

Subbytech – CliX Magnetic Charging Cables

£9.99 each

These charging cables come in glow and non glow options but both are just as cool as each other. The magnetic ends mean you only need one cable for three different chargers!

The connectors are designed to stay in your phone all the time and the magnets do the connecting for you. When you’re done charging, just break the magnetic seal and the cable stops drawing power until connected again.

Each cable comes with all 3 charging types included. iPhone, USB C and Micro USB.

The cables can do data transfer while charging, good for moving files to and from your phone.

All cables are Quick Charge 3.0 compatible with the USB C connector if you have a quick charge capable plug.

Glowing effect looks like electricity is flowing up the cable and into your phone, very cool looking in low light.

Food & Drink

Simply Cake co – Father’s day combo box

from £27.45

This letterbox friendly brownie box is perfect if he likes cake or brownies. It has a massive slab as well as the months favourites included. It’s packaged really well and stays fresh for up to two weeks.

You can personalise the box with whatever brownies you want and can also pick your own message and know that the recipient will have it delivered even if they ar

Virginia Hayward – FATHER’S DAY HAMPER

£27.50

This is a great hamper for your dad this year. It has such a good selection of gifts in and it comes packaged really well.

It contains:

‘Busy Being a Dad’ mug

Mighty Fine Milk Chocolate Honeycomb Bar

GNAW Milk Chocolate Buttons

Salted Caramel Popcorn from Popcorn Shed.

Desert Salt and Vinegar Potato Crisps from Savoursmiths

Jar of The Dormen Caramelised Peanuts

RJs Peppers Sauces

£9.99 each

RJ’s Peppers is a small batch hot sauce company based in Stafford, UK. Since 2021 they have been creating delicious hot sauces made with fresh chillies.

These two sauces are a selection of what they have to offer and I am really impressed with them. They are perfect to have on chicken wings or to use when cooking on the BBQ so if you dad loves BBQ food or wings then you need to get him a bottle to try!

Guylian Seashells

£5.50

Guylian, the premium Belgian chocolatier, is renowned for its iconic Sea Shells, which are a harmonious blend of dark, white, and milk chocolate filled with the signature praliné filling. Guylian is now 100% Fairtrade certified, and its time-honoured, traditional recipe has been improved, using only the best hazelnuts, roasted in house in their shells to guarantee the best taste. The result is a more intense and less sweet hazelnut flavour, to make them even more irresistible.

These are my dads all time favourite chocolates but I hope he will share them with me

Boomf – The Bumper Sweets Gift Box

£21.99

Boomf have a great range of boxes to pick from and what’s special about them is that when you open them it shoots confetti everywhere!

You can then remove the lid and find the gift underneath. This particular box of jam packed full of sweets and ideal if your dad has a sweet tooth!

I really hope I have inspired you and given you some good ideas! I have teamed up with Douvalls to offer 3 lucky winners one of their Argan Glow Beauty Boxes, head over to my twitter to enter to win!

Sarah x

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2022

Contains gifted products:

If you have been a reader for a while you will know that I love putting together gift guides.

With Mother’s Day approaching, it can be difficult to decide what to buy, especially if you have multiple people to buy for.

For me, I usually have to decide on presents for my mum, my step mum, my mother in law and my grandma. It can get difficult trying to pick what to buy everyone.

Food & Drink

Virginia Hayward – The Breakfast Tray

£39.99

This includes:

– Cartwright & Butler English Breakfast Tea 30g
– Cartwright & Butler Orange Juice 250ml
– Edinburgh Tea & Coffee Company Breakfast Coffee 56g
– Mrs Bridges Fine Cut Orange Marmalade 42g
– Mrs Bridges Scottish Raspberry Preserve 42g
– Mrs Bridges Scottish Strawberry Preserve 42g
– Severn & Wye Smoked Salmon 125g
– St Pierre Butter Croissants x 4
– Prosecco DOC Cuvee 1821 Zonin Italy 37.5cl 11% vol
– Wooden Breakfast Tray

It is a really lovely selection of breakfast treats to surprise your loved one with this Mother’s day. It contains a good selection of food and drink and you can use the tray supplied to serve it all on. The croissants are really tasty and the orange juice is one of the nicest I have ever tried.

Virginia Hayward always have a great selection of hampers to suit any occasion.

Two Chimps – Hot Chocolate Flakes

£3

These chocolate flakes are easy to use, you simply mix them with hot milk and it makes a really tasty hot chocolate made with real chocolate rather than a flavoured powder.

They are made from 71% cocoa and it will be one of the nicest hot chocolates you have ever had, especially if you put marshmallows on the top!

Il Gusto – Diamond Bottle

Pink Gin

£19.70

The diamond shaped bottle filled with Il gusto gin is the perfect personalised gift for this Mother’s day.

All the IL Gusto Gins are Handcrafted and they work with French gin producers to source gins of exceptional quality in exclusivity for the UK.

You can choose from a massive range of gin flavours and they also have different bottle options and other liquors or even a good selection of oils and vinegars for those that don’t drink alcohol. You can also have the bottle personalised.

I have always been so impressed with the variety of bottle shapes and drink flavours they have.

Engravers Guild – Personalised Spanish Gin Glass

£20.99

Premium quality large gin glass, presented in silk-lined presentation packaging. This glass is the perfect gift for any gin lover, personalised with a message of your choice to make it special and unique. Precision laser engraving cuts a beautiful impression making the gift personal.

This glass has been engraved with such care and it is such a good gift this Mother’s day. You could have a message on it or even just “mum” or your mums name! Perfect for any gin drinker and it comes packagers in a lovely box so no need to wrap it!

Accessories

Amanda Coleman – Silver Walking Cat Necklace

£45

This walking cat necklace has the option of a silver, goldplated, black or black and white (silver) finish.

It is a sign that good luck will come your way when a black cat crosses your path. So be sure to carry your luck around with you all day with this charming pendant.
The necklace is available as a ginger tom, silver grey puss cat, black and white moggy and the archetypal cool & collected black cat.

All of the range are handmade by Amanda in her UK workshop and you can see what great quality this necklace is and can see how much love has gone into making it.

5% from the online sale of each of this necklace is donated to International Cat Care.

Trendhim – Bruce Modal Boho Scarf

£45

Frayed edges provide this scarf’s standout accent while the fabric gives it a luxurious weight. The color and attention to detail in the bird and flower pattern add retro charm to a scarf for all seasons.

Tredhim is a great website for accessories, not just for men though as many of their products can be unisex. I have always been impressed with things from Trendhim that I have tried before and this scarf is really beautiful.

Myri – Gold Initial Necklace

£50

This necklace is 18K gold plated on solid 925 sterling silver personalised necklace, featuring an italic initial. You can have any initial added on to it so would be ideal to get the initial of who you are giving it to or even their loved ones initial.

The gold pendant measures 15mm in diameter, and is finished with the finest diamond-cut engraving available with an adjustable 16-18 or 20-22-24 inch chain.

The necklace is well made and comfortable to wear. It comes in a really cute box as well.

Electronics

Anker Foldable 3-in-1 Station with Power Adapter

£39.99 but on sale at £33.99 7th-13th March

Power 3 Devices At Once- Charge your phone, true wireless earbuds, and Apple Watch all at the same time.

Get the Fastest Possible Charge – Enjoy 7.5W max charging for iPhones, 10W max charging for Android phones, and 5W max charging for AirPods.

Designed for Convenience – Easily adjust the phone’s charging surface to 54° or 60° according to your needs or fold it down to the perfect travel companion.

Universal Compatibility – Ideal for charging the majority of phones, AirPods 2 / Pro with wireless charging case and other compatible earbuds, as well as Apple Watch Series 1-6.

I have always been so impressed with the quality and range of anker products and this certainly didn’t disappoint. This is the perfect gift for any tech savvy mum that needs to ensure her apple devices are always charged. It’s easy to use and is ideal to keep next to the bed to charge overnight.

eufy HomeVac H30 Mate Cordless Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

£169.99 but on sale at £123.49 21st-27th March

Immense Suction Power – A powerful suction that allows for great efficiency and enough strength to take on messy tasks. Activate Max mode and utilize all 80 AW.

Cleanup Time – Get up to 20 minutes of cleaning time in Eco mode. For a better clean, switch to Max mode for up to 10 minutes.

Ultra Lightweight – At only 1.78 lbs (808 g), you can conveniently and effortlessly vacuum your daily messes.

Pet Hair Beware- Remove pet hair from upholstery and other furnishings with a few quick passes so you can spend more time with your furball.

This vacuum is extremely impressive considering the size of it. It’s easy to use and doesn’t take up too much room to store it. It’s ideal for pet loving households that want to clear up certain areas quickly and easily without having to get out a big vacuum all the time.

It picks up pet hair really well and is quick to use.

Perfumes

Dolma Perfumes – Amethyst Mist 50ml

£45.50

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

Like the amethyst stone, Amethyst Mist vegan perfume is a profoundly calming creation. It’s earth connecting and grounding. Wood notes of cedarwood, sandalwood, patchouli and vetiver decorated by white floral accents of ylang-ylang and heliotrope. Finally, enjoy the tangy accents of ginger, mandarin, cardamom and clove for the perfect fragrance.

This is such a lovely calming 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.

Skincare

Transformulas – Mama Glow Set

£65

Gift set includes:
– Flawless PhotoGlow SPF 30+
– Flawless EyeWakeup Serum
– Nude Faux Leather Trim Cosmetic Case
– Transformulas Natural Black Ribbon Dust Bag

The PhotoGlow is a great multi-tasking moisturiser. It has anti-ageing ingredients that protect against signs of ageing, anti-oxidants for essential daily skin protection while moisturising, rejuvenating and restoring skins natural radiance.

The EyeWakeup serum works instantly revitalising the eye area, reducing puffiness and dark shadows, softening fine lines, smoothing skin and minimising wrinkles.

This is a great set for anyone into skincare and looking to help with ageing and dryness. I have been a fan of this brand for a while and love trying their new skincare releases as I am always impressed. I love how beautiful the packaging is too.

Céla – Crème Rose

$39

This vegan and cruelty free cream is deliciously aromatic with notes of sweet jasmine, peach and rosewater, and enriched with Canadian botanicals, cupuaçu butter and Abyssinian oil, this velvety body cream hydrates and softens skin.

It smells amazing and soaks into your skin really well. You don’t need much and it leaves your skin feeling soft and non greasy whilst leaving the lovely scent behind.

Céla – Crème Violette

$37

This soothing hand and body butter made with lavender and colloidal oatmeal helps soothe the body and mind. Perfect for those who need a little extra relaxation, the Créme Violette contains a lavender aroma. Working as an anxiolytic (an anxiety reliever), lavender increases relaxation and helps aid in sleep.

Infused with the signature Céla Complex, a potent blend of Canadian botanicals, cupuaçu butter, and Abyssinian oil, this velvety body cream hydrates and softens skin, leaving you hydrated and relaxed. It soaks in well and leaves you smelling really good!

Céla – Essential Balm

$45

This multitasking ointment changes state from solid to liquid with body heat, providing all of the concentrated benefits of pure botanical oils and extracts with the convenience and portability of a balm. Whether skin is chapped, irritated, especially dry or simply in need of extra TLC, the six potent Canadian extracts in the signature Céla Complex combine with six ultra-hydrating plant butters and six moisturising oils to soothe, treat, clarify and protect.

Essential Balm performs miracles from head to toe – hair included – leaving behind the delicate, anxiety-reducing scent of lavender and bergamot. This is a must have in your handbag as it can be used for a variety of things.

Freshly Cosmetics – Smooth Body Pack

£48

This set includes:

Golden Radiance Body Oil

– Perfect for thirsty skin
– Reduces cellulite
– Helps with water retention
– Quick absorption

Hyaluronic Energy Body Serum

– Helps with water retention
– Improves circulation
– Tightens & smoothes the skin
– Fast-absorbing gel
– Combination of two types of vegan hyaluronic acids
– Post-workout must

The oil smells amazing and leaves your skin really so soft. It can be used on your face as well as your body and soaks in really well. You don’t need much to hydrate your skin.

The serum is really lovely to apply to your skin and helps to not only moisturise but soothe your skin.

They make a very good team and I am a massive fan of the oil!

Freshly Cosmetics – Body Flame Firming Cream

£26

This cream has so many benefits:

– Powered with antioxidants to make your skin more elastic
– Use it in 4 key areas: arms, chest, stomach, bottom
– High moisturising and helps reduce cellulite
– Massage thoroughly to help with water retention
– Its creamy texture absorbs fast
– Post-workout toning boost
– Aloe vera juice keeps your skin replenished and soft

It can be used all over your body to help tone your skin whilst locking in moisture and keeping the skin hydrated. It smells really nice and a little goes a long way.

Homeware

Asda Photo 16×24″ Slim Canvas Print

£34

I am always impressed by the quality of Asda canvases and had this one made of our cats. We have a lot of things from Asda around the house as they are so easy to create online and are always priced reasonably.

It’s so easy to make the canvas online as you can pick from a good variety of sizes as well as different layouts and you can pick how many photos to include etc. They are always printed on a good quality canvas and arrive quickly.

Cutch – A Loving Cutch Wax Burner and Soy Melt Gift Box

£15

This Loving Cutch wax melt set comes with a pretty pink, pearlised ceramic wax burner, tea lights, two wax melting cups, and a 80g pack of ‘A Loving Cutch’ soy wax melts. So all that is needed is to light your burner and find somewhere to sit and enjoy the fragrance.

Each wax melt will provide a generous aroma for 20 hours so the pack of 6 melts will fragrance the home for 120 hours. Each melt is finished with pretty botanicals to add to both the appearance and hot fragrance throw of the melt.

This is such a beautiful gift set and it comes in a really nice box so it is pre wrapped and ready to give away(or keep for yourself if you change your mind as it’s such a lovely scent!)

I hope I have given you some good ideas this Mother’s Day!

Sarah x