Christmas Gift Guide

Posted December 14, 2016

I’m somewhat late with my gift guide this year, but it’s finally here! Hopefully, this will help you out if you are struggling for those last minute gift ideas. I have some fab ideas to share with you, to suit a range of budgets!


For the book lover…


I think signed books make a great gift.  Last year I posted about places online to get your hands on signed books, so rather than repeating it, you can find the post here.

For the candle-loving bookworm…

Large jars £8.95

I’m a huge candle fan, our house is full of them. Recently, I’ve added some bookish candles to my collection. Don’t know what I mean? Well, they are candles designed to smell like your favourite book settings or characters. Meraki Candles are the only ones I’ve tried so far but I’ve loved every one of them!

For the stationery fan…

£11.79 at Hive

My sister gave me a 5 year Q&A a day journal a few years ago and it’s so much fun. It’s great to go back each year and see what you wrote in previous years! You can find one here.

For the jewellery lover

source                  £28 at Kate Spade

Mum bought her friend this gorgeous Kate Spade Heart of Gold bangle a couple of years ago. Personally, I think it makes a lovely gift.

For the book lover (part two)…

Illumicrate – £29.99 / quarter                                                    Fairyloot – £26 / month

You all know how much I love a good bookish subscription service. A subscription to one would make a fantastic gift. I subscribe to Illumicrate which is a quarterly service at £29.99 / cycle. I also like to treat myself to one off Fairyloot purchases, but you can opt for a monthly subscription for £26 /month plus shipping. I have a couple of unboxing posts coming soon, but you can find my unboxings to date here.

For the beauty lover…

FOREO Luna Mini – £85

A couple of years ago I spent my Christmas money on FOREO Luna Mini and I’ve never looked back. This wee gadget is fantastic for skincare. FOREO actually have a huge range available now. They aren’t cheap, but they last and you don’t have to buy replacement heads or anything like you do with other skincare devices.

For the music lover…

currently £169
currently £169

Full disclosure as always, Electric Jukebox sent us one of their devices for consideration, but I wouldn’t share it with you if I wasn’t impressed. In fact, my Dad was round yesterday and he was in awe at this wee device. So what is it? It’s a product that turns your tv into a jukebox! There’s a wee dongle you plug into an HDMI slot, a Wii-like remote control and millions of songs. It was so simple to set up, you just need wifi! You get a year’s music pass with the product which entitles you to unlimited streaming (thereafter it’s £52/year).

I was showing Dad, demonstrating the voice search for Otis Redding and the ready-made playlists. He was impressed but he wouldn’t be convinced until I searched for Bing Crosby singing Tobermory Bay! Lo and behold, it popped up. So he started naming other searches – Bobby MacLeod, Trail West < can you see the kind of music my father likes? It had them all, it even has my sister’s partner’s debut single with his new band Tide Lines! Truth be told, even I was impressed by that.

TIde Lines!
Tide Lines! (excuse the poor quality photo)

Electric Jukebox are currently offering £10 off and free next day delivery on their website.

What about stocking fillers?

source £3.99
source £3.99

Yoda 3D Ear Socks?

source £3.99

No words needed! Find it here.


source - from £1.30
source – from £1.30

My favourite peppermint tea.

source £6
source   £6

No gift guide would be complete without Tobermory Chocolate!

Happy shopping!!

Full disclosure as always. None of the links provided are affiliate links. We’ve not been asked to talk about any of these products, however Electric Jukebox did send us a complimentary product for consideration. All opinions expressed are entirely our own.