The Luxury Edit – Christmas Gift Guide

I can’t believe I am onto the final gift guide of the year. How it’s gone quickly and I’ve managed to feature some gorgeous products!

The final gift guide of 2018 is ending on a high. The luxury edit. Whilst we do have budgets to stick by, sometimes we do want to splash the cash on our loved ones. This gift guide has some gorgeous luxuy items to splurge on this Christmas time. 


Star Map – Greater skies

This is by far the most gorgeous gift to feature on my site this year. The Star map is such a personalised piece it would truly make a wonderful gift this Christmas time. 

From just £23.95, give the gift a star map from a certain time and location. Ours is the star map from the day and time of our wedding. It’s made a staple piece within our home.

Greater skies offer a variety of designs and currently offer 20% off!

Jewellery pieces from Boho Betty

Jewellery really are statement pieces and the perfect gift for any women at Christmas. I’m always on the lookout for new pieces and feel Christmas isn’t made unless I have a gorgeous piece to open. Boho betty have some stunning pieces that any would be proud to wear.

This piece is the Two tone leaf chain at just £15!


Lux Leather travel holder

It’s a product I’ve included a couple of times and it’s literally perfect for this guide. Its literally a necessity for many travellers and vital for anyone going on a trip. A place to hold and keep safe all documents and cash for their upcoming travels. This gorgeous holder can hold all that and more. With space for cards, passports, a pen and cash, this will become the pinnacle accessory for any traveller. At £75, it’s great value for money, since it can even double as a large purse!

As you can see, mine is already packed with everything for New York, I’m so glad I finally have something to look after all my travel documents.

Mapp of London has an array of colours available and other products too, so be sure to check out their gorgeous store.

Wooden Bath shelf

Everyone needs a bath caddy, especially this one. A gorgeous bamboo bath caddy is just the luxury gift to give this Christmas. Monsuri have a stunning range including this Bath caddy featuring a bath or tablet stand, wine glass holder and removable soap dish.

This bath caddy has made every bath time the perfect oppertunity for a Netflix binge, so be sure to gift the same this Christmas period.

At just £32.90 it’s a steal!

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Hope fully some of these ideas have given you one last push to finish your Christmas shopping. Any of these ideas spark your imagination?

Christmas Gift Guide – The Child and Baby Edition

What on earth do you get a baby / child for Christmas? That is the question I tend to have, especially when I don’t have my own and really don’t want to piss off a mother with noisy toys and unnecessary cuddly toys!

Alas, I have just the gift guide you are looking for! Sit back and relax as I show you some gorgeous gift ideas for children and babies!

Personalised Story Book – Signature Books

I love gifting books for Christmas, especially classic books that any child should have on their bookshelf. But you can make it a little special this year by personalising it too!

Personalised gifts make extra special prezzies, especially at Christmas. At just £24.99, make this timeless book a centrepiece on any childs bookcase this Christmas.

Baby teething set –
Peekababygifts

Instead of buying something that will make a lot of noise, why not something that will help stop it, especially when the baby is crying?

This two part teething set includes a nifty necklace and some teething keys helping any baby during those terrible teething times. They are designed to keep babies busy and to stimulate their senses as well as to keep those tiny hands off mummas hair.

They make a beautiful gift for a new baby, perfect for a Baby Shower Gift or Christmas! For just £19.99, grab a gift mumma and baby will be grateful for!

The final gift idea comes in a smaller size. This gorgeous teether from VBaebea is handmade with chunky Knit twinned round a beechwood ring.

A high quality, soft yarn is carefully crotched around the ring, creating a soft but firm cushion for those sore and delicate little gums to soothe on. 

All teething rings are made with a single length cord with all ends woven in so no adhesive is used! At just £7.99 in a range of stunning colours, this makes the perfectly small gift this christmas!

A Sports Enthusiast – Christmas Gift Guide

We all know a sport lover. Someone who enjoys watching multiple sports, probably practices in one as a hobby and without fail, has a subscription to all sports channels. Although I feel like I have just described my husband, it turns out there is a rather lot of them on the planet. 

I love it when someone nails a Christmas present. It’s almost like you bought it yourself. And that happens when you purchase the perfect gift that suits their hobbies and interests. So, if they are a keen sport lover, embrace it.

Here’s gift ideas for those Sports Enthusiasts and avid football watchers!

Psssst – there’s loads of other gift guides that can be found here.

Personalised Sports Towels

All gym goers, sports lovers and football players need a sports towel. This gorgeous, personalised towel comes in an array of designs and includes different logo’s including swimming and yoga.

Carlaney Embrodiary has a stunning range of personalised towels and starting at just £9.50, its the perfect gift for any sports lover!  Plus, you can change the ‘logo’ to suit their sport!

Here’s some other Sports gift ideas….

Personalised drinks flask

Whether they are a gym goer, avid swimmer or a sports teacher ( like my husband ) a good sports flask is needed, and what better than a personalised one?!

XOXO Stationery have a stunning range of gorgeous water bottles at superb prices. From £18.50, personalise your sport lovers bottle to suit their hobbies.


Personalised Gym Bag

EVERYONE needs a good bag, especially your sports lover! This stunning personalised gym bag can be personalised with names or logo and comes in a variety of colours! It comes with a long strap and handles too, making it the perfect bag for sports enthusiasts. Grab yours for just £20 from Towels R Us.

I loved these gift ideas too

There are so many prezzies to grab for those who loveee their sport. Every year I try and grab my hubby something special and these are just perfect!

A Hostess with the Mostess – Christmas Gift Guide

I for one am a hostess. I love hosting gatherings, parties, game nights, you name it, I host it. Call me Monica, but being the perfect hostess means preparation, planning and the right sort of cutlery! Christmas, as we know, is the perfect time to host, as well as purchase hosting accessories!


So, here’s the ultimate gift guide for buying the perfect gift for a hostess, or maybe get you prepped for the upcoming festivities.

Read : Christmas Gift Guides – 2018

The Cocktail Maker

Yup, cocktails are a must for any occasion and your hostess needs the ability to shake and stir the perfect concoction! This gorgeous Cocktail set from VonShef is perfect for any hostess. Teamed with a pair of High Ball glasses your hostess will be buzzing to host a cocktail night.

With the cocktail set at just £14.99 and the high balls at £14.99 too, you can gift the ultimate cocktail kit for just £30.00!!

pssst, Domu brands do a gorgeous range of the cocktail sets, including this Green Brushed gold one! It’s out of stock at the mo but will be back in stock at the end of this week! 

Check these cocktail friendly gifts too to create a perfect bundle!

Tea or Coffee?

Is a hostess complete without the perfect set for Tea and Coffee? No, not really! Whether your Hostess has a coffee maker, prefers a kettle or likes to brew in a Cafetiere, this section has everything and more your hostess needs to tick that Tea or Coffee box.

Starting off with coffee, because come on, who can work without it, there is plenty to purchase for any hostess or even coffee lover. This gorgeous Barista & Co Cafetiere and set are the perfect accessory and gift. My set includes an Eight Cup coffee press, a milk frother, Cocoa shaker, Cocoa Stencils and 6 metal frame cups.

With many online retailers offering gorgeous Tea Service sets, there is plenty to choose from to suit every budget.

The Perfect Dining Table

This section is pretty broad. For hostess, the dining table is the centre piece and well, why not give them what they need! Accessories to dress the table, or the perfect dining set make perfect Christmas gifts, and they don’t have to be expensive. This gorgeous Quartz dining set from Amara starts at just £9.60!

There is of course gorgeous accessories that can accompany any table like the stunning glass box. Fill with Christmas accents or valuable statement pieces to create a unique table piece. At just £33, this gorgeous accessory can even dub as a jewellery box!

For more of a statement on the dinner table, the Iron Star tray makes a stunning table piece, as well as a staple across the home. As pictured, they look fabulous holding seasonal accessories or being used as a tray altogether. At just £31 for a set of two, this makes a great, multi-functional prezzie for Hostess and home owners alike!

Other stunning Hostess worthy table accessories

Family Friendly Competition

Christmas really isn’t the same without some good old fashioned games to enjoy throughout the Christmas period and beyond. In our family, we tend to play ample board games and such on Boxing Day – It’s all part of the festive spirit. When it comes to Christmas Day, more civilised games like Chess or even a puzzle may be played.

With that in mind, Classic games are a must for any hostess! Whether it be classic Cludeo, a Monopoly or even the game of life, family friendly and classic game sets make the perfect gift. If it’s the more classic and centre piece worthy set you’re after, hit up Farrar Tanner. They provide so many stunning games sets, that will not only provide endless hours of festive fun, but look stunning under the coffee table!

pssst – Here’s their Christmas Catalogue to have a look at, they have so many great gift ideas! 

So there we have it, another gift guide that will not only give you ample ideas for family, but possibly your own ideas on what to nab in time for Christmas!

Are you a true hostess? Anything take your fancy in this guide?

Be sure to check out all my latest gift guides just here. 

Christmas Gift Guide – A Travellers Hoard

Hi Hello. Yes you haven’t gone mad, this is a Christmas gift guide in November. And too right! We are all getting organised and BUYING EARLY – ergo, why this is live now!

The second instalment of my extensive 2018 gift guide covers those travellers. We all have that friend, family member or even partner who likes to travel as much as possible. Whether it be across Asia, or when on one of their many holidays abroad, they are always hitting up the airport.

With that in mind, here is the ULTIMATE travellers gift guide to give you some gifting ideas this Christmas.

Read : Christmas Gift Guide – Bestie Edition

Scratch world map

What makes the perfect gift for someone who wants to travel the world? A scratch map! It is the perfect gift for you traveller pal since they can literally scratch off where they have visited. Whether it’s framed, pinned or rolled, this scratch map will be a lifelong asset to any traveller. At just £15.95, this Scratch the world, black edition is a bargain prezzie!

MapsInternationalUK offer a huge range of other scratch maps too, including scratch off Cycle climbs, Whisky distilleries, Golf Courses, and Football Grounds ( Both of which will make the perfect prezzie for that sports addict ).

Pssst – there’s a give away live on my Instagram for this product! Be sure to enter by visiting this post.

Stich Passport Cover

If you want to gift a passport cover, it just has to be this one! Much like the scratch map, it comes with a map printed on the exterior and holes in which you can stitch the locations of where you’ve visited! Paired with it’s own gold thread it is the perfect travel bundle. I’ve already started to stitch some of my visits in mine, and cannot wait to get stitching more!

This gorgeous navy ‘Stitch where You’ve been’ passport cover from Maid In China Design is just £25.00 and will be a lifelong companion of any traveller. It comes in an array of colours and there’s plenty of other ‘Stitch where you’ve been’ including a Tote bag.

Lux Leather travel holder

This is literally a necessity for many travellers. A place to hold and keep safe all documents and cash for their upcoming travels .This gorgeous holder can hold all that and more. With space for cards, passports, a pen and cash, this will become the pinnacle accessory for any traveller. At £75, it’s great value for money, since it can even double as a large purse!

As you can see, mine is already packed with everything for New York, I’m so glad I finally have something to look after all my travel documents.

Mapp of London has an array of colours available and other products too, so be sure to check out their gorgeous store.

Travel Bug T-Shirt

If you want to gift a t-shirt that would be perfect for a flight, and a ‘Travel bug’, this is just the gift! The gorgeous, organic, cotton, unisex t-shirt is stunningly perfect fit and suitable for any traveller. Didis Design has a gorgeous array of products, with the Travel Bug t-shirt being the star of the shop. At just £28 , It makes for a great present to add to a travellers hoard!

Do you have a traveller to buy for this year?

Anything that takes your fancy in this gift guide?

As always, let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.

Christmas Gift Guide – Bestie Edition

It may only be November 6th, but as of now, Christmas is a go go. The Starbucks cups have turned red, the nights are long and everywhere you turn the Christmas editions can be seen. Despite what many believe, it truly is the time of year where we are all getting started on Christmas shopping! And if you haven’t even considered it yet, this will hopefully spur you on!

This year, I am showcasing a variety of gorgeous, independant and fairly unique products across 7 gift guides! Yep you heard my right, 7! So, where better to start than with our pals. They are a piece of our heart and deserve to be spoiled this Christmas.

So, here’s the first of many, The Bestie edition Christmas Gift Guide.

We all know a girl friend who deserves a good pressie or two, so I’ve gathered a dozen or so that would make the perfect prezzie, whatever their hobbie or passion!So, sit tight, here’s a bundle of gift ideas that you could totally gift your bestie this Christmas.



Personalised Gift box, compact mirror and make-up bag

What a perfect set to gift this Christmas. Personalised gifts I believe are great for Chrimbo!

This set from Pink Positive will surely set your girl up for the year. The roomy yet classy make-up bag makes the perfect handbag accessory and the compact mirror makes sure she looks tip top on her travels! This whole set is under £30, or you can purchase items separately and completely personable. Grab it whilst you can, and make your best pal smile this Christmas.



Gin Lover gift set – You’re the Gin to my Tonic

We all have a bestie that loves a tipple of two, so a alcoholic based gift set is the perfect prezzie! You’re the Gin to my Tonic gift set is for all gin lovers as it includes a Gin scented candle, gin flavoured gummies and Blueberry bubbles to add to your gin – which add flavour when you burst them!! Being perfectly packaged, you won’t even need to wrap it! Coming in under £20 ( £16.95 ), and with the ability to add a personal message, this truly is the perfect gift for all gin lovers!

There are so many sets to choose from with Beau Box, including First coffee and then I do things, Be a mermaid and I love you to the moon and back.



‘Every blonde needs a brunette’ pair of mugs

Every blonde does need a brunette and visa versa. This couldn’t be more true for me and my bestie and that is why I LOVE this gift! Besties need matching something and these pair of mugs make the perfect gift! At just £7, these mugs are the perfect stocking filler or hamper edition for your bestie this Christmas period. And what’s better, you get one too!

This saying doesn’t quiet fit the bill? Not to worry, Foxy and Willow have a huge selection of mugs ( over 200 designs! ) all at £7 and perfect for every kinda girl including I do Marathons on Netflix, Shine Bright like a diamond and Girls Night In.

Netflix and Chill Pair of Socks

We all know a Netflix addict ( me especially ) so these comfy and rather humorous socks would be the PERFECT prezzie for them! Twisted Tee do the perfect humorous gifts over on their etsy store, so they are well worth a look. These socks are under £20 ( £16 ) so could even make a great stocking filler too!





Personalised Candle Lit bath in a bag

Every gal needs a good soak in the bath once in a while. Life being a lady is stressful, so a gift that can help truly unwind at the best of times is the perfect gift for many! The gorgeous, personalised Candle Lit Bath set from The Little Picture Company includes a jar of bath confetti petals, a scented candle, bath soap and bath fizz.

At £32.00 it’s fantastic value for money and will keep your pal covered on the bath front for a while!





Inspirational Pencils

Some times we all need a little reminder and these inspiration pencils are just perfect! Sweet Nothing’s Stationery have a huge selection of gorgeous pencils that can be personalised and will be a great addition to anyone’s stationery collection.

At £6.95 for 5 , these are great prezzies to add to a hamper or a stocking! Other pencil designs include Infamous phrases from the likes of Mean Girls, Friends and the big bang theory.





Pitch Perfect Box set

Whether it’s Pitch Perfect, or another girlie box set, it truly is a gift worth giving this Christmas. Movies as a whole are a perfect gift, paired with some choccy and more, you can create your bestie their own movie hamper.





Prosecco Scented Candle

If Gin’s not her bag, then Prosecco must be! This gorgeous prosecco scented candle comes in it’s own personalised tote bag and packing a punch on the scent. At just £12.00, The Little Picture Company have the perfect candle for a small gift for your pal or even a stocking filler!



Box of Hugs gift set

This is such a gorgeous idea any time of the year, let alone during Christmas. A box of hugs will set your girl up for winter as they include all the indulgences one would need. This box of hugs – A snuggle on the sofa box –  included a gorgeous ‘always be awesome’ mug, a couple of sachets of tea pigs, some chocolate crumblies, 100 hugs book and some super soft slipper socks. At £36.99 it’s a reasonable price to treat your best friend or anyone worthy this Christmas.

This is another gift featured that comes gorgeously presented, so not much wrapping will need to be done. You can even personalise each box and choose certain aspects of the box too.

Box Of Hugs London have a huge range of boxes including – Awesome man hug , Tea for Two hug , Choco Treat Hug and Twas the night before Christmas hug.

Leather Travel Wallet

There is something every traveller needs – a travel wallet. It keeps all the vitals safe and in one nifty place. Mapp of London have a gorgeous collection of travel wallets including this gorgeous pink number. They make the perfect gift for your traveller bezzie and will truly be something they can’t explore without. At £75, it’s fantastic value for money for a gorgeous leather material and attractive look. It could even double as a large purse!

This is just one of many gift guides that are being featured this year, so keep your eyes peeled for more to come.

Anything that caught your eye that you would gift your bestie? As always, leave your thoughts and comments below!