Christmas Gift Guide 2018

Our 2018 Christmas Gift guide. Click on the pictures if you want to find out more about the brand/product.

Willow and Honey- The White Collection £49

A beautiful gift set of the most stunning candles. They all smell incredible but if we had to pick a favourite it would be the French Pear and Freesia. The candles are presented in a beautiful gift box, which give’s it that extra special feel.  The candles are made in the UK from 100% natural soy wax with unique vegan and vegetarian fragrance oil combinations inspired by nature. Being a family business ourselves we were really pleased to find out that Willow and Honey is also family run. Founded by 3 siblings in 2014 who started it to as a positive focus whilst their Dad was battling with a very aggressive and life threatening illness. Such a moving story, which makes us love the brand even more.

 

Joe & Seph’s- Espresso Martini Gourmet Popcorn (with 5% real spirit)

Who doesn’t love an espresso martini! As soon as we saw this popcorn we had to try it and were instantly hooked! It’s delicious and it’s made with 5% real spirit (coffee liquor and vodka) so it’s the perfect Christmas treat. Ideal as a stocking filler for any cocktail lovers. Joe and Seph’s air pop their extra large “mushroom” kernels, which is a healthier cooking method that results in a better texture and taste, they also use 100% natural ingredients and have an incredible range of flavours from sweet to savoury… YUM!

 

Squirrel Sisters- Cacao Orange- £1.79 

The modern stocking filler for those that want all the pleasure without the crash! Christmas is great for so many reasons but one thing that does get tiering is feeling exhausted and bloated from overdoing the sugary treats. Our Cacao Orange (a favourite Christmas flavour) bar is the new chocolate orange…. you get the amazing taste without the horrible sugar crash. What’s not to love. An added bonus is that it’s beautifully packaged and the perfect size for a stocking. It’s also suitable for those following a vegan, gluten-free and paleo lifestyle. Available at select Waitrose and Morrisons stores, Ocado, Selfridges, Whole Foods, Planet Organic and BP M&S forecourts (as well as 100’s of independents).

 

Bodhi & Birch- The Superfood Series: Mini Discovery Set £50

The perfect introduction to the Superfoods Series. Includes: Avo Bao Cleansing Balm 15g, Tomato Seed Cleansing Oil 15ml, Lemon Water Hydrosol Tonic 15ml, Renshen Root Exfoliant & Mask 12g, Super25 Botanical Serum 5ml and organic cotton Cleansing Cloth. The products are beautifully presented in a gorgeous gift box that feels so luxurious. As soon as we opened the box we got hit with the most gorgeous smell and the products feel amazing on our skin. We love Bodhi & Birch and the ethos behind the company. The brand was founded by Elijah Choo who draws inspiration from the healing power of nature and traditional botanical remedies, bringing together Eastern and Western skincare and wellbeing philosophies when creating the products.

 

Dolly Alderton- Everything I Know About Love £9.35 (hardback)

We love this book. It’s such a fun read and is a trip down memory lane… who remembers the MSN Messenger days? An honest and real representation of the daily struggles we face. This is Dolly Alderton’s first book; she is an award-winning journalist and co-host of The High Low podcast, which we are huge fans of too- perfect listening on your commute to work.

 

Naturally Delicious Snacks & Treats- Our Cookbook £6.93

Our cookbook ‘Naturally Delicious Snacks & Treats’ is filled with our favourite recipes and a few from our family and friends too. We use fresh ideas and ingredients to create a selection of snacks and treats for all year round. Featuring over 100 delicious recipes using ingredients that you can find in your local supermarket, all of the recipes are snack, share or ‘on-the-go’ sized because we want to make eating good food convenient and simple. From sweet roasted almond and cinnamon butter, mini vegan mix- and-match muffins to bacon maple popcorn, sushi rolls, salmon skewers with lemony rocket pesto and raspberry and white chocolate recipes – eating healthily doesn’t need to be boring!

The Duppy Share Rum- £26

We are suckers for packaging, anything that looks good on our drinks cabinet is a must have. The Duppy Share doesn’t only have great branding, it’s also delicious and contains no added sugar, colourings or additives. You can’t go wrong buying someone a bottle for Christmas and if you accompany it with a few other ingredients you can create a ‘festive punch’ recipe gift box.

Ingredients (serves 8-10):

  • 200ml of The Duppy Share rum
  • 500ml cloudy apple juice
  • 250ml cranberry juice
  • 150ml infused simple syrup (see below for how to make)
  • X10 cinnamon sticks
  • Serve over ice

Method: 

  • Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Serve over ice.
  • Garnish each glass with a cinnamon stick.

Infused simple syrup:

  • x2 cinnamon sticks
  • ½ nutmeg, finely grated
  • 220g brown sugar
  • 250ml water

Method:

  • Place all ingredients in a pan and warm gently until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Cool and use as above.

Swivlit- Food Pod, £28

We love taking food on the go. We always make our lunches because it saves money and it means you know exactly what’s going in it so when we found out about Swivlit we had to get one! It’s a food storing pod that keeps your food hot or cold for up to 4-6 hours so you can enjoy it on the go. It’s leakproof, which is essential (we’ve had some real disasters with certain tupperware brands in the past) and it’s dishwasher, microwave and freezer friendly. Reusable containers massively help the environment and what we love about Swivlit is they donate 50p of every sale of ‘The Signature Swivlit’ to The Ocean Clean Up Charity. Another reason to love this brand is that it’s run by two sisters and we love a family business 🙂 #girlpower

 

Westlab Salts- Himalayan Salt Gift Collection £10.50

One of our favourite ways to wind down after a busy/stressful day is have a bath filled with salts and delicious smelling products. Westlab provides premium quality pure mineral salts at consistently great prices by working directly with their suppliers, coupled with a no-fuss approach to packaging. We love Westlab so much that we became brand ambassadors! They have so many great products and gift sets that are the perfect Christmas gift for anyone that love giving their bodies and selves a bit of  TLC.