So I’m fully aware Christmas is just around the corner. But if you’re anything like me, then you’re still shopping for prezzies for loved ones. And likely to be until the very last-minute, I really should be more organised! As a blogger, I’ve been super lucky this year, receiving some fab products from some amazing brands. Some I’ve shared with you, some I haven’t had chance to yet…until now! I wanted to feature my absolute faves in this post, along with some other great items I’m loving right now! Plus I’ll include some discount codes in this post if you fancy getting some money off, so look out for them (they may be affiliate codes – that means I may get some commission for any purchases you make, with no extra cost to you – it just means I can carry on doing ASOJ!). And for those of you who are totally on top of Christmas, these gifts would be great any time of year. So without further ado, my bumper last-minute Christmas gift guide!
Pamper Time, Beauty and Make-Up
Men’s Society – Weekend Away Kit*
So earlier this year, The Men’s Society sent me this lovely Weekend Away Kit from their Women’s Apothecary Department. From the name of their website, it might just seem like a gift website for men. Whilst that is primarily the case, they also have lots of lovely goodies for us ladies too! The gifts they make are all handmade in the UK and their cosmetics are not tested on animals which makes me very happy! This set is perfect for those short trips away when you don’t want to have to pack everything full size. Make sure you go check out this website for fun and useful gifts for the man (or woman!) in your life.
Scholl Velvet Smooth – Perfect Nails and Ultimate Party Feet*
Both RRP £69.99
Some more great gift ideas are these exclusive festive edition gift sets from Scholl. They include some great beauty tools for gorgeous hands and feet this festive season. Read on to find out more about these sets of goodies.
The Scholl Velvet Smooth Perfect Nails Electronic Nail Care System (RRP £69.99) is currently on sale at Boots for £34.50. Included in the box is: Velvet Smooth Electronic Nail Care System, a great way to keep your nails looking shiny and healthy. The system acts as a nail file, buffer and polisher to make sure your nails look tip-top; 3 Nail Care Heads, the replaceable heads for the device; Velvet Smooth Nail Oil, to make sure your cuticles are moisturised and conditioned ready for the festive celebrations; Rouge by Nailberry Nail Lacquer, a gorgeous colour for this time of year to make your nails look great.
The Scholl Velvet Smooth Ultimate Party Feet Collection (RRP £69.99) is currently on sale at Boots for £30. Inside the box, you will get: 1 Velvet Smooth Electronic Foot File, which is an electrical hard skin removal device which gives you soft beautiful feet in a matter of minutes; a pack of Gel Active Extreme Heels Insoles, which are perfect for those festive heels by giving you support and comfort as well as being hidden in your shoes; 1 Intense Serum, to give plenty of hydration to your tootsies so help them to stay soft; a Regular Wet & Dry Refill to make sure your feet look great for longer.
I’m yet to give this pair a go, having very recently received them. However, I’m already excited for a pamper session and can’t wait to see the great results they promise!
Royal Coffee Scrub – Tea Tree*
The Royal Coffee Scrub in Tea Tree was another item sent to me this year. This product is totally natural and completely organic. It is made from naturally occurring substances like jojoba oil, avocado oil, tea tree oil and almond seed. These ingredients combined, as you can imagine, leave your skin feeling exfoliated, clean and super soft. The scrub also comes in a variety of other flavours including coconut, chocolate orange and lavender mint. This product comes from a brand I hadn’t heard of before – Naturelle Cosmetics – so be sure to check them out if you’re shopping for someone who likes to use natural products.
Sleep Mask from Bedtime Bliss*
This sleep mask is available on Amazon for £8.90. Stated as Amazon’s number 1 selling sleep mask, it also comes with a carry pouch and ear plugs for the perfect nights sleep. The mask is designed to block out light, whether that be street lights or natural light coming from outside, so is particularly helpful for shift workers. It is also soft and comfy and gives room to open your eyes even when the mask is on. I know plenty of people who struggle to sleep so have lots of people in mind who would appreciate it as a gift this Christmas!
Jamberry Lip Manicure Set*
RRP RRP £55
If you’ve read my posts for a while now, or follow me on social media, you’ll know I’m a fan of the nail wraps from Jamberry. I posted a review about them here when I trialed them back in the summer. More recently, the lovely Laila from Jamberry with Laila very kindly sent me a lap manicure set to try. These lip sets come in a few different shades and all include a lip scrub as well as 2 matte liquid lipsticks. I’m yet to try this gorgeous set, I wanted to save it for Christmas. I’ve heard the staying power of these bad boys is amazing, so looking forward to giving them a try! I’ll happily review them if you guys are interested in hearing how I get on. I think this is a gorge set to give a lovely lady this Christmas, as well as there being some fab wraps available if nails are more her thing.
You can join Laila’s Facebook group here where she hosts lots of competitions and giveaways as well as sharing some fab Jamberry products. You can even get your hands on some free samples, just let her know I sent you!
Blaq very kindly sent me this fab trio of items. Included were:
- Blaq Mask Tube, £14 – The signature item from this brand. A mask that dries in 10 minutes, allowing you the satisfaction of peeling away any toxins and impurities, leaving you with soft lovely skin.
- Blaq Teeth Whitening Wand, £14.95 – this wand contains activated charcoal and coconut oil, which work together to lift stains and impurities without damaging your teeth. It is also said to kill off bad breath bacteria.
- Blaq Hydrogel Eye Mask, £22 – an activated charcoal eye mask to de-puff, detox and leave your eyes looking great!
I must say, I’m a big fan of this brand, especially the mask. I’m a bit of a weirdo in that I love peeling it off and seeing what it has pulled out of my skin! These are great as a set, or given individually to someone who loves their skin care.
Various price points available
You probably know I’m a fan of a floral delivery, and a little while back reviewed Freddie’s Flowers. I was very lucky to also receive these gorgeous flowers this year from the lovely people at Prestige Flowers. This bouquet was from their luxury range of flowers, and I couldn’t get over how pretty they were when they arrived! There is nothing that makes me happier than having flowers in the house, and this was a real treat. As well as lots of lovely flowers, Prestige also sell hampers and gifts, so you’re bound to find something on there for a loved one this Christmas.
Beautiful Books from Aspire Style
I’m not going to tell you again how much I love Aspire Style – you’re bound to already know. And if you didn’t, read these posts to know just how much – me, me, me and me. I’ve actually got another post in the pipeline too! Anyhow, I picked up these goodies earlier this year when they had a bit of a discount evening. I couldn’t resist the prettiness of the books, and of course their content. They have lots of lovely bits for the home here, as well of clothing, jewellery and gifts. Definitely check this website out (and in store if there’s one near) for great items this Christmas.
Marble Goodies – Coconut Lane
RRP various price points
I love a bit of Coconut Lane, and couldn’t resist these goodies when I spotted them on the website. It is the Marble Sass box, which is unfortunately sold out at the moment. However, they have various other Sass boxes available. The Sass boxes basically contain a gorgeous selection of goodies from the website under a specific theme, and allow you to make a saving compared to buying the products separately. Coconut Lane is full of so many gorgeous products which are all totally Instagram-able! So many great gifts for the girl who loves pretty things.
P.S. If you want 20% off on their website, use the code ‘asseenonjean20’.
Quotes – Freddie & Co*
Custom Prints RRP £7.50
I was very lucky to be sent these gorgeous quotes from Freddie and Co in exchange for a review. I worked closely with the lovely Beth from Freddie and Co to design my very own custom prints. There are some pre-made prints available on the website, as well as invitations and party supplies. I was super pleased with how these quotes turned out and will be sure to share the prints with you one by one in a separate post so you can see them in all their beauty. They’re a perfect gift for someone looking to have some inspirational quotes in their home.
Phone Cover – GoCustomised*
I was lucky to receive this cover from Go Customized. I went for the personalised tough case full wrap for my phone. There are lots of different options using different materials and cover types, and of course for many varieties of phones. There are also covers for ipads and various other accessories. It is a simple process to choose what design you would like – for the cover I opted for, I could either upload a photo from my device/Facebook/Instagram, or choose a pre-made design from the website. I could then add text if I wanted to. I think this is a fun gift idea, for example you could upload a cute photo of you and your bestie, or a nice family pic. Personalised always seems as though you’ve made that little extra effort when giving a gift.
Food and Drink
Oh My Glow – Pumpkin Latte Protein Blend*
I’d had my eye on this brand for a while so was very excited when they sent me this product to try! The Pumpkin Latte Protein Blend is made from pure Pumpkin Seed Protein and that is it – no sugar, chemicals, flavourings or additives. It is great in smoothies and other recipes and contains no saturated fat. This pouch would give you around 14 servings depending on how much you use at a time. There are lots of other great products in their online store including their detoxing beauty blend, which is said to increase your energy, reduce bloating and improve your skin. I’m sure there are plenty of people who would appreciate that this Christmas and New Years!
Want 10% off? Use the code ‘JEAN10’ at the checkout.
RRP 3 months – £12.99/month
Regular readers will know I have been receiving the Degustabox for the past few months now. If you want to read my reviews, you can find them here: August, September and October. November will be going live very soon too! In a nutshell, Degustabox is a monthly surprise food box, filled with lots of great goodies. Each box contains 10-15 products, and many are completely new to the market meaning you get to try them before everyone else. It is a monthly subscription box that costs a whole lot less than you would pay for the items individually in the shops. It is really straightforward to give the Degustabox as a gift this Christmas , and I think is a great alternative to the usual kinds of Christmas presents people might normally receive!
If you use the code ‘UNW4A’ you can get £7 off your first order.
RRP various price points
So on several occasions this year, the lovely people at Yoshi have sent me some gorgeous items. The first was the custard cream leather bag that I talked about in this review. Since then, they also sent me these fab goodies! Above, you can see:
- Bruce the Cat Black Leather Keyring, £7.50
I’m in love with so many of the gorgeous Yoshi products, and know how great the quality of the items really are. They have a great selection of items online now, and even have a sale on at the moment! If you’re looking to treat someone to a bag or leather accessory this year, I would definitely say check out Yoshi.
RRP various price points
Very recently I featured this little outfit in my post 5 Top Tips to Rock Your Christmas Party. I just knew I had to feature it in this gift guide! Sent from Quiz, I instantly fell in love with these party pieces. However, if this little trio isn’t for you, Quiz has some other great pieces online at the moment. They’ve even got up to 60% off in their sale both online and in store on certain lines so make sure you check that out if you want to pick up a great bargain this Christmas!
RRP £5 per bracelet
I was very kindly sent some bracelets from Hariam Jewellery. A blogger friend of mine actually runs the business and I spotted her lovely creations over on her business Instagram page. She has gorgeous product photography and when I commented on how much I loved the products, she said she would love to send me a few bracelets! Of course I took her up on her offer and this is what arrived. How seriously pretty?! I really like them all, especially when worn together. However, my fave has to be the star one as I’m a tad star obsessed. You can also check out Hariam Jewellery on Facebook and Twitter as well as her Etsy page. These would definitely make great gifts this Christmas!
RRP £12.49 for 135ml
Benenox was included in a lovely parcel I received earlier this year. It is a relatively new product, supporting you to have a good quality night’s sleep, leaving you fully recharged for the day ahead! This product is a combination of honey, Sustamine and Vitamin B6, which supplements your body’s stored energy levels to support good quality sleep. This, in turn, leaves you feeling so much better the next day. This product is suitable for vegetarians and comes in two flavours – blackcurrant, and lemon & ginger. It is currently available at Tesco. Boots and Amazon. Just like the sleep mask, I think this would make a great gift for someone struggling with sleep or general fatigue.
LQ LIquid Health
RRP £29.99 for 10 X 50ml bottles
I received some samples from LQ Liquid Health. This brand has created a range of daily, liquid supplements which include key active ingredients such as glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, and collagen, scientifically formulated to support wellness from within. LQ products merge innovative science with the highest quality ingredients to maximise efficacy and create a leading range of liquid supplements. The samples I received were to support the growth of skin, hair and nails. LQ Skin, Hair & Nails is a daily 50ml liquid vitamin supplement that contains 7000mg of marine collagen, resveratrol, hyaluronic acid, glucosamine, silicon, selenium and vitamins. This product is scientifically formulated to help maintain and support healthy skin, hair and nails. The brand is all about supporting beauty from within. The other products they make include supplements for joint care, heart care and advanced skin care. As well as being available on their website and Amazon, LQ Liquid Health is also available at Holland & Barrett, Boots and leading independent pharmacies and health stores across the UK and Ireland. I think these would make great gifts for anyone needing a bit of extra help to feel better in themselves.
Hello Day Autumn Box*
GoldCrush Hair Vitamins*
RRP £19.99 – 1 months supply, currently on sale for £12.99
I was also sent these hair vitamins from GoldCrush to try this year. GoldCrush Hair Vitamin Formula is an innovative complex vitamin that combines key nutrients to support optimal healthy hair and nail growth. Its unique blend of vitamins and minerals includes Selenium and Zinc along with complex B Vitamins such as Biotin, which feed and nourish your follicles helping to contribute towards healthy hair from the inside out. GoldCrush Hair Nutrition Formula also provides support for your skin and nails, making it a versatile multi vitamin. The formula contains Vitamin A which maintains normal skin and Vitamin C which contributes to normal collagen formation and the maintenance of healthy skin, while zinc and selenium contribute to the maintenance of normal nails. Depending on how many months you want to try these supplements for, there are different options in their online store. A great gift for someone who wants to grow their hair and nails, as well as improve their skin.
Sia – Everyday is Christmas*
Christmas isn’t Christmas without a great festive album and this year, Sia has made her very own! Full of great, catchy songs, this album really gets you in the mood for the big day. Songs that feature on the album are: Santa’s Coming for Us, Candy Cane Lane, Snowman, Snowflake, Ho Ho Ho, Puppies ar Forever, Sunshine, Underneath the Mistletoe, Everyday is Christmas and Underneath the Christmas Lights. The album is available to get your hands on here. a great festive treat for just about anybody!
Headphones Easy SMX*
I was sent these wireless Bluetooth Sports headphones from Easy SMX. EasySMX Network Technology is an innovative technology company that was established in 2012. Their main focus is on gaming peripherals and accessories with a mission to sell high quality gaming accessories every gamer can afford and rely on. As well as being great for gamers, these headphones are perfect for gym bunnies too as they’re sweat resistant and wireless which means no faffing whilst on the treadmill! They sell their products on Amazon so make sure you check them out if you know a gamer who would love their products!
Family and Pets
Bessie Queen of the Sky Book*
RRP £7.80 Kindle edition
You may remember, earlier this year I did a review of this gorgeous book which you can read here. It was sent from the lovely people at Queen Girl Publications, who specialise in stories of real women turned into fairy tales. This book in particular focuses on the story of Bessie Coleman, the first black woman to hold a pilot’s license in the world. I won’t talk about it too much as my post goes into a fair amount of detail and shares lots of the lovely illustrations included. I would definitely recommend this book for little girls (and boys too!) to inspire them to follow their dreams. A really lovely book.
I received Ramdomise quite recently and am so excited to play it over Christmas with my family! Randomise was created to bring friends and families together to laugh like they’ve never laughed before and create hilarious new memories. In this game, players are given random identities – such as a dizzy robot bungee jumping, a confused octopus eating spaghetti or a disguised giraffe playing air guitar – and can choose whether to act, describe or draw their identity for their team mates to guess. As you can see, the rules are quite simple, but with more than a million random identity combinations possible, every game is different! It is available on Amazon and would be a great gift for just about anyone this Christmas!
Felix Goody Bag 300g Tin*
You probably already know I’m a crazy cat lady, so was very excited when this gift came for my lovely cat Jasper. Sent from the lovely people at Pet Shop, my boy is in for a real treat this Christmas! Petshop.co.uk have a great selection of online pet supplies, no matter what pet you have. There are plenty of cat treats similar to these available on the website, including the treats being available in individual bags. Pet Shop also offer a Bottomless Bowl auto reorder service. This subscription service means that pet owners never need to worry about running out of food! You simply choose the food you want your pet to have, and how often you want it delivered, and that is it! These treats, or even purchasing this service would be a great Christmas gift to your pet this year. After all, why should they miss out on the Christmas gifts when they are just like family?!
Tickets to The National Motorcycle Museum*
RRP £9.95 adult admission, £7.95 child admission
I was very kindly sent some complimentary tickets for the National Motorcycle Museum. I will be giving a pair of them to my parents so they can join me and the Hubster on a trip to there in the New Year. The National Motorcycle Museum is recognised as the finest and largest British motorcycle museum in the world and originally opened its doors in October 1984 with a collection of 350 motorcycles on display. The Museum collection is now boasting some 1000 plus machines, fully restored to the manufacturers original specifications. My dad restores classic cars so I know he would really enjoy a day out at this museum. It is located in Solihull which is really close to where we live, I’m amazed actually I’ve never been before! I’ll be sure to post about our experience so look out for that. I’m sure there’s someone who you know who would really like to visit too!
Gifts from PrezzyBox*
RRP different price points
If you follow me across my social media, you might remember a little while ago I went to a blogger event in Nottingham in association with Prezzybox and TalkBeckyTalk. I’m still yet to share the fab time I had in the form of a blog post, but promise you that’ll be coming in the New Year. I was very lucky to receive a goodie bag at the event, and inside were these fab items, which of course would make great Christmas prezzies. They are as follows:
There are also plenty of other great Christmas gifts on the website. There are literally gifts for absolutely everyone and any occasion on this website, and they offer something a little bit different. Be sure to check them out if you’re looking for a gift for that tricky to buy for person or someone who has everything.
Hip Flask – Paperchase
I picked up this hipflask a little while back when I was shopping in Paperchase. I don’t know about you, but I am totally obsessed with this shop! Whilst this particular hipflask isn’t currently available on their website, you may be able to find it in store. I just thought it would make a great gift for that friend who enjoys a tipple every now and again. Plus, I totally fell for the design of the flask and the cute bag it came in. And just so you know, Paperchase have a cheeky sale going on at the moment with up to 50% off selected lines.
Bohemian Jewellery Tattoos
RRP £16.95 for a full collection
I actually picked up these tattoos from Bohemian Jewellery Tattoos at an event I attended a while back and think they are so much fun! A great way to have a tattoo for a little while without having to go through the pain and possible regret of being inked. Plus they come in really gorgeous colours too. Perfect for a girls holiday, hen do or even a honeymoon. Or even as a treat to someone who is desperate for a tattoo but just isn’t brave enough (that would be me!). You can shop the different collections on their website here.
Pretty Gifted Gift Wrap*
RRP £7.95 for one sheet
How lovely is this wrapping paper? It is from Pretty Gifted Gift Wrap and I got to design it myself which was fun! You literally pick a paper, pick a font and then pick a foil and that is it! You then preview your design before picking your quantity of sheets before your wrap is then sent out to you. Because you choose your wording I think this is a great way to personalise a gift, for just about any occasion! Plus the quality of this paper is really lovely.
So I hope this has given you a bit of inspiration this Christmas time! Yes, I know it is probably a little late in the day, but these would all make great prezzies all year round, or even as an end of year Christmas gift to yourself. And may I take this opportunity to wish you all the most amazing Christmas and New Year! Thank you so much for your support and taking the time to read my little blog this year. It has been a blast and I am so grateful I get to do something I love so much.
So which is your favourite gift? Is there anything you have your eye on yourself? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time…
*These items were given to or sent to me by the brands outlined, in exchange for a feature on this blog or across my social media. It was my choice to include them in this gift guide. All opinions are my own and I would never feature items I wouldn’t recommend myself.