This year I am giving you my the ultimate Christmas Gift Guide of 2023, with some of my absolute favourite finds over the past couple of months for all the family.
Please note – some of the items included were gifted, but all views are my own.
Inside this gift guide are novelty classics, gifts for him and her, and even some gifts for your little loved ones. Take a look through and get some good inspiration to help you wrap up for Christmas.
The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide 2023
Plus-Plus Puzzle By Numbers – £22.99 – available from Amazon.co.uk and Toymaster stores
Step into an exciting space mission with Puzzle by Numbers – Space Rocket! The set is perfect for both children and adults who love both space and challenges, allowing your creativity and concentration to flourish as you simultaneously create your masterpiece.
PepperSmith Gift Box – £16.99 – available from Peppersmith.co.uk
Fan of mints? Not everyone is a huge fan of chocolate (yes, I am one of those weird people), so this is something a little different for loved ones this year. I always keep a box of mints in my car, so this is a perfect present for those like me.
Fungi Frankie – £14.99 – available from WHSmith
Following on from the Tik Tok famous Dancing Cactus, this little singing and dancing mushroom offers hours of fun for the whole family. Watch Fungi Frankie sing and dance, and repeat every single thing you say back to you. Our 5 month old daughter Millie loves watching him, our 5 year old cracks up playing with him, and me and my husband absolutely love watching the girls have fun with beloved Frankie.
Clean T – Non Alcoholic Tequila – £16 – available from clean.co
As a breastfeeding Mum, drinking is not something I do much of these days, and I do absolutely love a tequila or two at Christmas. This Clean T, non-alcoholic spirit is an absolute great replica in adding to some of my favourite tequila based cocktails to make them taste just like I’m drinking the real thing.
It makes a brilliant gift for T-total family and friends.
SAVILE ROW Company Aftershave – £85 – available from Savilerowco.com
A truly beautiful gift, especially when your husband is a Savile Row tailor himself. The aftershave smells premium and is a really lovely item to be placed under the tree.
This is such a great novelty gift, especially if you have a Secret Santa to buy for. I love my bonsai tree, and this is a really beautiful one to receive from a loved one rather than the standard bunch of flowers.
Breast Milk Essentials Box – £33.58 – available from Nanobebe.co.uk
I had to include something that I personally would love to receive this year. As my breastfeeding journey has gone way better than expected with baby Millie, this is something that I would really appreciate under the tree this year. It comes with milk storage bags for your freezer, a bag organiser, travel pack to make it easy to take milk with you on the go, and 60 absorbent breast pads (you really do never know when you will need these for leakages).
Badminton Racket and Net Set – £43.99 – available from Badminton HQ
The Yonex GR303 is a badminton set complete with 4 durable steel framed rackets, 2 nylon shuttles, net and net posts. Perfect for hours of fun in the garden, or anywhere you can find to dig in the posts.
Collagen Shots (14 sachets) – £32.50 – available from Rejuvenated.com
I would love to be gifted collagen this year, especially as I have started to incorporate it into my daily vitamin intake. These collagen shots taste great, and are not ‘fishy’ like many can be. They’ve also had a really good impact on the look and feel of my skin within the short amount of time I have been taking them. I highly recommend for anyone who is keen on improving their skincare routine.
Kid’s Roller Skates – £37.95 – available from Skates.co.uk
I have got a pair of these for Belle this year. She absolutely loves being outdoors, so the perfect gift for Belle is items that encourage her to get out to have fun and all whilst exercising. These high quality roller skates make the perfect first pair, and I cannot wait to see her face light up when she unwraps them.
The Secret Life of Clutter by Helen Sanderson – £16.99 – all independent book stores
A beautiful little gift for those people in your life that enjoy cleaning, decluttering and following the likes of Stacey Solomon on Instagram. Ten intimate and touching stories take you on a profound journey as people discover what their cluttered homes reveal about their lives, and make life-changing shifts when they start to let go and move on. The insights revealed in this book will help you understand some of the factors that may be sabotaging your efforts to make more space. It will inspire you to take action and create a home that you love, that loves you back – a home that reflects who you are and the life you want to live.
Heidi Jacket – Confetti Print – £36.99 – available from LightHouseClothing.co.uk
Based on the classic style of the fisherman’s mackintosh, Heidi takes the idea and adds a large dollop of fun and colour. This is a really beautiful, bright coloured rain coat that will brighten up any rainy day, and makes a practical gift this year for little ones.
100 Things To Do With Dad – £12.99 – available from NotOnTheHighStreet.com
Another novelty gift, but the perfect one for your little ones to help you wrap to give to their Dad on Christmas Day morning. I have got this for Belle and Millie to give to their Daddy on Christmas, and I know it will be well received, and they can both scratch off different activities to do with one another. After all, she is a Daddy’s girl…
Cat Family Christmas Puzzle – available from Waterstones, Amazon and all good bookstores
This is a truly exceptionally illustrated puzzle for little ones to enjoy. I am going to gift this as part of my daughter’s Christmas Eve box, so she can do the puzzle before she goes to bed and get excited about the festivities ahead. The puzzle is really high quality, and includes 76 pieces (this will really tire her out).
Glow Sleep Easy – £119.95 – available from glow dreaming.co.uk
This is by far my favourite gadget that I use day-in and day-out with Millie, especially now she is being introduced to her own bedroom. Glow Dreaming are brand new to the UK market, and have helped over 200,000 families in Australia and New Zealand with getting babies to sleep peacefully. There is also a Genie app to download, so you can control the Glow Sleep Easy from your phone (perfect for not disturbing little ones). It works as a glow night light, pink noise player and a diffuser.
Lakrids Selection Box – Starts from £38 – available from lakridsbybulow.co.uk
As I said before, not everyone wants a box of chocolates for Christmas, including myself. The selection boxes from Lakrids are really good value for money, and come with a selection of different flavoured liquorice balls which are coated with a sweet chocolate. They make an ideal gift for loved ones who like liquorice.
Madhūka Starter Kit Bundle – £20 – available from oforest.co
A great gift for those health conscious loved ones in your life, especially those wanting to make some resolutions for 2024. If you’ve never tried Madhuka, I highly recommend you do…
Misfittens – Novelty Cat Plush – £11.99 – available from Basic Fun
My daughter collects these, so they make a really easy gift purchase for me this year. Inspired by the #ifitsisits memes and social media trends, Misfittens is a funny group of cats with a passion for tiny spaces! No space is too small for these funny felines, or so they think. And now Misfittens is back with all new Wild Cats in Series 3!
XO Lights Out LED Tri Colour Cleansing Brush – £69 – available from Magnitone.co.uk
Infuse the power of LED Light Therapy into your daily cleansing routine with the XO LightsOut Tri Colour LED Micro-Sonic Cleansing Brush.
Simply choose your light treatment, apply any cleanser and allow the vibrations to deep cleanse pores while the LED treats below the skin’s surface, leaving skin feeling radiant.
Light Up Scooter – £34.95 – available from Skates.co.uk
Another outdoor inspired gift that I have got Belle for under the tree this year. A stylish pink/purple two-wheeled scooter with a light up deck. Start moving on the scooter and the lights in the deck automatically trigger, illuminating the sides of the scooter’s body. This scooter is perfect for children aged five and up, offering them a sturdy yet smooth ride. There is also a foot brake located on the back wheel, for extra control. And finally, the scooter folds flat for easy storage and transportation.
TeePee Playtime Four Piece – £69 – available from Icklebubba.com
This cute teepee creates the ultimate cosy, safe space for your little ones to play inside and create their own little dens with. They are spacious enough for them to store some of their favourite toys and books, and they also look really welcoming in the room you choose to place them.
Photo Calendars – from £18 – available from Popsa
I love making personalised gifts for the grandparents which include pictures of the grandchildren, so these calendars are a really easy way to create a personal gift this Christmas.
I made my own via the really, easy-to-use app and then ordered two; one for my Nan of the girls and one for my mother-in-law.
Cheeky Little Smiles – Baby Journal – £35 – available from cheekylittlesmiles.com
The book begins with the typical elements of a baby journal such as ‘all about me, family tree, my parents, baby’s firsts, and baby’s favourites, before you were born for special pregnancy moments, then ends with more of a blank canvas so you can record your child’s own unique and special story.
Comes with a little booklet of prompts to help you recall all your precious memories so you don’t forget a single moment if busy parenthood takes over and you miss a few pages.
A really perfect gift for expecting Mums or new ones.
Inkifi Photo Frames – Classic Frame – £34.97 – available from inkifi.com
A beautiful photo deserves a beautiful frame. Enclose your favourite photographs in one of our classic, timeless wooden frames.
They are available in black, white and natural finishes, depending on the colour scheme of your photo composition and what kind of contrast effect you’d like to achieve.
Books for Children
I had to create a separate list as I was sent some beautifully illustrated children’s books, and really wanted to highlight them…
Books and the People Who Make Them – £14.99 – available from Prestel.com
The Wonderful World of Water – £19.99 – available from Prestel.com
By the Sea – £19.99 – available from Prestel.com
An Atlas of Legendary Places – £19.99 – available from Prestel.com
Wheels – £19.99 – available from Prestel.com