Christmas

Christmas 2017 Gift Guide #2

With just 10 days left until the big day itself, I have some fantastic last minute gift ideas for you. Which will hopefully help you get ideas for everyone you still need to buy for.

Personalised Doormat

Personalised Doormat from Love My Nag featuring Sally with a pink bow collar

I love a good personalised item and if you are after something really different then this doormat from Bags of Love might be a perfect idea.

This mat can be bought in a number of different sizes from pet mat right up to an XXL mat (120x85cm). This is a large mat (60x40cm) and comes in at the perfect size for an inside doormat, especially with its non-slip backing.

I personally think it looks great with a single picture, but Bags of Love offer a number of different collage options if you fancy using multiple images.

The personalised doormat collection starts at £19.50 and is bought from the Bags of Love website.

Christmas Beers from Greene King

Christmas Beers from Greene Kind Rocking Rudolph and old Mulled Hen

For anyone who loves a beer over Christmas, this duo of beers may make the perfect gift.

Perhaps known as the number 1 Christmas ale Rocking Rudolph has been brought back by popular demand. It is a full-bodied premium ale that includes red currants and malted toffee, all rounded off with a crisp bitter finish.

Next up is Old Mulled Hen, new for this Christmas it is a warming Christmas mulled beer. It is, in fact, the first mulled beer launched by the well known Old Speckled Hen and uses ingredients such as clove, cinnamon and orange to enhance its flavour.

Both of these beers can be found in supermarkets near you as well as selected pubs across the country.

Flamigni Classic Milano Panettone

Flamigni Classic Milano Panettone

If you fancy getting yourself or a loved one a classic Italian treat this year, I can only suggest this panettone from Sous Chef.

Taking three days to make his panettone really is the real deal, working perfectly with a cup of tea. Including sultanas and candied citrus peel which is all wrapped up in a vanilla scented panettone which has been shaped and scored by hand.

We took this away with us on holiday and had the whole family taste some, all of whom gave it a huge thumbs up.

The Flamigni Classic Milano Panettone comes in at £18.50 and is worth every penny.

Personalised Tray

Personalised Lap tray from bags of love - picture of sally having a snooze.

There are so many uses for a good tray, especially when you don’t have room for a dining room table. I think this personalised one from Bags of Love is just the perfect gift idea for so many people.

You can choose to put whatever you wish onto this tray from a single photo to a collage and they are all printed onto a sturdy feeling plastic lap tray.

If you know your recipient wouldn’t need a lap tray but would quite like a slim tray or desk tidy then never fear as they are available as well. Offering a tray for everyone no matter their need.

If you want to buy a personalised tray they are available from Bags of Love and cost from £18.

Deadhead Rum

Deadhead Rum from 31Dover

If you know someone who likes a tipple of rum and is a bit of a fan of unique looking bottles then Deadhead Rum via 31Dover might be the perfect original idea to look at.

This unique spicy Mexican rum comes in an award-winning bottle, which is bound to get peoples heads turning when they notice it on your shelf.

When talking about the flavourings this is an ages rum which carries notes of coffee, chocolate, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Offering up a rich spicy taste.

If you love a good cocktail then this is said to be a great choice to add to your Tiki.

The Deadhead Rum comes in at £47.95 from 31Dover.

Personalised Scented Candle

Brindley Williams Personalised Candle, Black Glass Tumbler, Wording Life in a break Down UK Lifestyle Blog

I love a good candle and I totally admit I fell head over heels for this personalised candle idea from Brindley Williams.

They offer up a whole host of candles, all with funny and unique sayings on the front such as; All you need is love, handbags and shoes and Old friend you're a priceless antique. They have ones set out for gifts to friends, parents and partners, alongside I’m sorry, new Home, engagement and more.

However if like me you love to take things a step further then you can design one all of your own for just a few pounds more.

I absolutely love my blog design candle and with its Christmas Spice scent, it is just perfect for the upcoming holiday season.

If you aren’t a fan of the black candle holder then never fear as you do get a choice between black or clear and all this starts at a very reasonability priced £16.

Christmas Wrap for Dogs

Ruff Wrap Pet Friendly Wrapping Paper from Monster Supplies in Red with Bones on and Green with Dogs on, alongside some treats and a Merry Christmas bag for Sally

Did you know that normal wrapping paper has been treated with a whole host of nasties including bleach and chlorine?

From this year on however you don’t need to worry as the awesome people at Monster Pet Supplies have bought out the pet-safe Ruff Wrap!

Coming in at £2.99 for a folded sheet of 990mmx660mm Ruff Wrap comes in a number of different designs and if you have a pet like my Sal will allow you to wrap up their presents in the knowledge the paper is safe for them to rip off and chew as much as they want.

Only & Eve Candle

Only & Eve East Cay Escape Candle

In my last gift guide, I included the Only & Eve reed diffuser and it’s still going strong in my bathroom. However, for those who like something just a little bit different this time I have their wonderful candles.

Coming in a choice of 6 fragrance these candles have a burn time of 40 hours and I got to try out East Cay Escape. Which includes notes of pink papaya, melon, mandarin, cassis and coconut to help transport you to a cay in the Caribbean.

Only & Eve candles come in at £22 and with the throw they give are worth every penny.

So there are a few more ideas for presents this Christmas, what do you think of them, are they any you would like to find under your tree?


*This post contains PR Samples.

This article has 94 comments

  1. Margaret Gallagher

    So many beauties
    I just need to crack on and BUY -scented candles always for us

  2. Joan Cajic

    Love the candles and the dead rum.

  3. Jeanette

    My brother LOVES trying different beers! I think I know what I am getting him for Christmas now! He would love this!

  4. Alli Smith

    I like the idea of a personalized scented candle – so cute! So many great ideas! Thankfully, I’m finally done with my Christmas shopping. Now I need to get busy wrapping presents.

  5. Jenny Finney

    These are all unique Christmas gift ideas! I have never ever seen a rum bottle as the one above!

  6. candy

    We are totally done shopping for gifts. These would make wonderful last minute gifts for those who don’t start shopping until the very end.

  7. Soonjoo

    I love any personalized gift that’s the best! Personalized doormat is the best! I never seen those! Pretty neat!

  8. Joanna

    Panetone is such a delicious treat and it’s a good idea of a last minute gift. I wish I could find it more often in the UK shops. The Deadhead Rum bottle is definitely a collector’s item.

  9. Rhian Westbury

    The deadhead rum looks so cool, I debated buying this for my dad and now seeing how cool the bottle is I might have to buy it x

  10. Amber Myers

    These are such fabulous ideas. I really like that personalized doormat. And the candle. I just love candles.

  11. Angela Milnes

    I love the candles and the personalised tray. I would love to get one with our dogs on!

  12. Melanie

    So many great gifts, I love sous chef. I also love the Only & Eve candle 🙂 x

  13. Bread // Queer Little Family

    I like the idea of Christmas beer. Not for me mind, but it’s a good idea.

  14. Heather

    I love a panettone! I brought a lemon one to the holiday table last year. It is so easy and so tasty!

  15. Liz Mays

    I do like the idea of gifting some nice panettone. That would be a wonderful surprise on Christmas!

  16. Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    These are such great last minute gift ideas! That beer sounds perfect for my husband and brother n law.

  17. Nina

    I love the idea of festive beers – my dad would love these! I also love the idea of a personalised candle, it would make such a thoughtful gift for family and friends!

  18. Sue Reddel

    What a unique list of gift ideas. I really love the holiday beer and the panettone.

  19. Elise Ho

    That Deadhead Rum is pretty cool but also kind of scary. I am torn but think it is a cool gift for the right person.

  20. Dian

    wow the Deadhead Rum is just wow … never seen bottle like this before!

  21. Jenny Thompson

    Thank you for the awesome ideas! My boyfriend would love those Malt Ales! Happy holidays to you and your family 🙂

  22. Nancy at Whispered Inspirations

    That rum is so neat, I don’t think I have ever seen a bottle quite like that before.

  23. Serena hale

    Only and Eve is the best off of the list for me. I enjoy using candles. Using them now actually.

  24. Kita Bryant

    So many great gifts here! I love the personalized tray idea!

  25. Hannah Marie

    There isn’t anything better than panettone from Sous Chef!! I love that they are still hand shaped. It makes them that much more special!

  26. Deb Dutta

    Ah such lovely pictures ! So perfect for the holidays

  27. Kristyn

    These are some great holiday items! Love the candles!

  28. Kayleigh Watkins

    I love scented candles so I’d love to find them under my tree xxx

  29. Debra Hawkins

    I love the idea of the personalized door mat! What a cute and fun idea. I am going to have to check it out more

  30. rika

    I can always use candles. The personal doormat is cute too! Love everything on the list!

  31. David Elliott

    These are definitely pretty cool gifts here. The personalized doormat looks awesome. And the beer sounds like a lot of fun.

  32. Our Family World

    My dad used to make Panettone bread during the holidays. It took him a long time to make it but it was all worth the wait. Now I miss my dad more than ever. 🙁

  33. Jenni

    I would love that Only and Eve candle! The rum looks a tad scary haha x

  34. Ruth Infante

    Love these gift guides! They help me out so much during the holidays. I have so many family members and I never know what to get them!

  35. Jacqui Paterson

    Oooh, I do love a good scented candle – I’ve got a cinnamon one on the go at the moment – perfect for the festive period! x

  36. LaToyia Dennis

    These are great gift ideas! The scented candle is a great idea….never fails.

  37. Meryland

    I love personalized gifts and OMG that bottle of the shrunk head is absolutely amazing. I love collecting bottles that are unique!! I’ve never seen this one before, how cool is that.

  38. melissa major

    These are some fab Christmas gifts, I would love the personalised candle

  39. Cyn Gagen

    Panettone is my weakness! I wait for the holidays to come each year so I can pick some up at our local store.

  40. Kitty

    These are some perfect last minute holiday shopping gift ideas :)… This post is a win win for all those last minute shoppers 😀

  41. The London Mum

    Great gift ideas!!! I want most of them for myself 😉

  42. miranda

    I love personalised gifts! I love, love,love,love. this is such an amazing idea, I always appreciate the effort people go through to ensure this is done.

  43. Angie

    Those Christmas beers sound amazing… I miss beer… It’s been a long time since I’ve had it.

  44. nicol

    I’ve never actually seen a personalised door mat before! or a tray! they are unique

  45. Kim

    What a great gift guide! I’m loving that personalized doormat!

  46. Leo T. Ly @ isaved5k.com

    I have a dog too and would love to have a picture of my dog on the door mat. I wonder if my dog would recognize himself when he walks over the door mat.

  47. G&D Blog

    That Deadhead Rum looks interesting. Really perfect for someone with Tiki Bar at home. I love cocktails, but I love that unique bottle

  48. Sue Bowden

    Some fabulous gifts, seems to be something for everyone, specially liked the Deadhead Rum x

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