Christmas is in the air and I've scoured the internet to compile some of my favourite gifts ideas to make your loved ones simile this Christmas without breaking your bank. First up we have gifts for the men.
The Duppy Share Rum
Rum is the new Gin in our house (yes, really!) The Duppy Share is an award-winning blend of two complementary Caribbean rums aged in oak bourbon casks and has a smooth and sweet flavour. I promise this all natural rum is one of the best you'll ever taste. You can mix it with pretty much anything or use it as a base for a festive rum punch. The Duppy Share is available from Asda, Co-Op and Sainsbury’s priced £27.00 for 70cl bottle. Also, a 20cl (eight single measures) bottle is available from Amazon, Master of Malt and theduppyshare.com for just £12.50.
Speyburn 15yr Single Malt Scotch Whisky
I always buy my Grandad (a Scotsman) whiskey for Christmas and for something a bit special Speyburn’s 15 year old award winning Whisky hailing all the way from Speyside in the rugged and heathy Highlands. Amber (with golden highlights) in colour, this bold, creamy whisky is matured in both American and Spanish oak casks. Available from The Whiskey Exchange priced £58.95 for 70cl.
The Spice Pioneer Subscription Box
For the foodie in your life enter The Spice Pioneer. This monthly subscription spice kit enables chefs to make authentic and amazing dishes from around the world, such as Paella, Fragrant Thai Curries or Jerk Chicken. The Spice Pioneer kits use only the finest ingredients and include recipes ideal for those who love to cook and try new flavours and cuisines. Available as gifts in 3, 6 or 12mth subscriptions from £27.00 at SpicePioneer.com
Jack Wills Bereford Cargo Backpack
The fashion conscious will love this navy Jack Wills Bereford Cargo backpack constructed in a soft rubber touch fabric. It oozes extreme style and quality finish with the signature Jack Wills logo on the front flap. With plenty of pockets and pouches it would make the perfect alternative to a satchel or briefcase and the backpack style design is super convenient for commuting. Available from Mainline Menswear priced £55
Zippo Leather Toiletry Bag
This beautiful mocha genuine leather toiletry bag is the perfect and practical companion for traveling, overnight stays or for use at the gym. And it comes packaged in a gift box ready to wrap and pop under the tree before the big day. £43.00 available from zippo.co.uk
Jack Black Balm Squad
For kissable lips under the mistletoe look no further than Jack Back Balm Squad, a three-piece collection of Intense Therapy Lip Balms. With proven and lip loving formulas, each balm is infused with antioxidants, skin conditioners and ultra-nourishing ingredients to relieve dry, chapped and irritated lips, whilst providing SPF 25 to defend against damaging UVA and UVB rays. Presented in a gorgeous gift box, the balms promise to leave lips hydrated, moisturised and protected. £19.50 from mankind.co.uk
Bohemian Rhapsody: The Inside Story
It's been one of the biggest movies of 2018 and one of the most epic ever. Bohemian Rhapsody: The Inside Story interviews key cast and crew members to reveal how Freddie Mercury and Queen's incredible story was brought to the big screen. A must for any fans of the music and the movie. Bohemian Rhapsody: The Inside Story is available from carltonbooks.co.uk and all good bookshops and online stores for £20
The Book of Everyone
The perfect way to celebrate someone special this Christmas. A personalised book all about them.
Filled with fascinating facts and charming curiosities. Packed with beautiful design. Guaranteed to make smiles widen, hearts thump, laughs echo, and big fat happy tears fall. There is Dad version available too. Books start at £23.95 for paperback from thebookofeveryone.com
Some items in this guide were received for review purposes but all opinions are my own.
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.