Gift Ideas for Christmas!
Updated: Dec 22, 2021
No matter the type of family or friends you have we have gift ideas to suit everyone!
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Have friends and family who like to get outside? Treat them to some Proviz accessories as stocking fillers. These items are from the REFLECT360 range with reflective features to be seen easily in the dark.
The Explorer Fleece-Lined Headband (£16.99), Neck Gaiter/Warmer (£14.99) and Explorer Bobble Beanie (£24.99) are all perfect presents for outdoor enthusiasts or those who like a walk in the dark. I know I will be using the beanie for my winter outdoor swims all the time. Use discount code BBNSCPU4 to get 20% discount at www.provizsports.com until 29 December 2021.
For the adventurers in your life, give the gift of activity outdoors? Making memories is so much more fun than lots of 'things'. Why not buy a gift voucher for a private paddle boarding session for two people? East Coast Adventures is a mobile outdoor activities facilitator operating in East Anglia, run by fully qualified outdoor activity instructors. They firmly believe in the power of the great outdoors as a teacher, healer, and playground for all to enjoy. try archery, axe-throwing, bushcraft, stand up paddle boarding (SUP) and kayaking.
Toys are a must on all Christmas lists and Jaques of London have been the proud producers of family toys and games since 1795. This Magnetic Fishing Game for Kids (£9.99) is the ideal gift, beautifully presented in a circular sea life themed box with a handy carry handle and removable lid. The game develops fine motor skills, the ability to concentrate and hand-eye coordination. Suitable for up to 4 players and designed to encourage collaborative play.
Alternatively something like this Let's Learn You're A Star Reward Chart (£13.99). Christmas is always a chaotic time of year and this gift idea is a fun way to encourage children to complete tasks and follow instructions. My children have fun choosing the prizes and putting the stars on!
Here is a discount of 15% for you so that you can try them out for yourself, just visit: https://jaques.games/15off - perfect for a special Christmas present.
Gift someone an experience at a Christmas illuminated trail for all the family, such as Christmas at Wimpole set within the beautiful landscape of Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire.
From 26 November 2021 – 2 January 2022. Open from 4.30pm, last entry 8pm and closes at 10pm. The festive trail is open on selected dates. Advanced tickets cost from: Adult £18, Child £14, Family £60 (2 adults & 2 children). Free entry for carers and children aged 2 & under. Parking £8 per car. http://christmasatwimpole.co.uk
For more ideas for great seasonal days out go to: www.nationaltrust.org.uk.
Other Sony Music illuminated trails include: Blenheim Palace and Kew Gardens.
I love this beautiful avenue of ornate chandeliers, leading visitors on a magical journey through the forest at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens,, Northern Ireland's only royal residence.
From Suffolk With Love features planet conscious, plastic free gift boxes of carefully selected hand-picked items from some of the best small producers in Suffolk. The COSY Box (£38) is filled with cosy goodies for those chilly evenings! Including knitted wrist warmers by by Creative Heather Suffolk, a Snug candle by The Suffolk Candle Co, Salted Caramel Chocolate Bar by Harris & James, loose leaf tea by Woodbridge Emporium and handmade journal/notebook from The Leaf Press. While The Pretty Things box includes a handmade sterling silver earrings set with Suffolk sea glass, a purse, a Flamingo Art Print and Adnams Copper House Dry Gin chocolate bar. Visit www.fromsuffolkwithlove.co.uk for more.
Adnams is local to Suffolk, on the coast in Southwold. The company is distinctive brewers, distillers, wine merchants, retailers, publicans, and hoteliers.
From a port and chutney gift set to some of their beer or wine, you will find a gift to suit most adults.
Or find out what goes into every glass of Adnams, by taking a tour or joining one of their experiences. Book online or call the Tours & Experiences Booking Line on 01502 727 225.
Hyrst makes a small collection of sustainable furniture and homewares, all designed and made here on the Suffolk coast. All of the wood is bought through Sutton Timber, in Suffolk. The food boards, in British elm and sycamore, are handcrafted at HMP Warren Hill in Suffolk, as part of a programme to rehabilitate individuals for reintegration into everyday life. Income paid by Hyrst to Warren Hill is used to fund training qualifications that will reskill residents in preparation for their release.
Take a look at Jana Reindheart for gorgeous jewellery pieces which are all made from recycled gold and silver. Inspired by a passion for animal rights and taking care of the planet, the charity collection uses their creations to try and raise money and awareness for different animal welfare and environmental charities. Choose from pangolins, greyhounds, bears, piglets, fennec foxes, sloths, cats, dogs, cows and vaquita (a tiny dolphin/porpoise). These products have fundraised for a wide range of charities. Whenever an item from their Animal Welfare Collection is sold, they make a charitable donation of £20. We love this Orangutan Necklace, £95.00.
Don't forget to look at my mindful gift wrapping guide, for green gift wrapping ideas.
Candles are a huge part of a cosy room.
The Suffolk Candle Co offers artisan products, handmade in small batches, near the beautiful Suffolk coast using high quality natural wax and fine fragrances. I absolutely love the Shingle Street candle - it is still my favourite candle ever. It has a revitalising blend of seaside air, seashells and driftwood. It was hand poured near the Suffolk coast, using pure clean-burning soy wax. I also love the packaging.
For people in your life who are focused on wellness, they will love this Affirmation Card Deck which was kindly sent to us to try from Mål Paper. Take the guesswork out of creating a daily affirmation, and choose at random one of the 52 affirmation card prompts. Or you might prefer the Affirmations for Kids Card Deck, designed to help teach the power of affirmations to children. Buy them from www.malpaper.com
Life is not hygge without a burning fire. A lovely gift for someone with a fire would be the Epic Firewood Bundle (£78) - a selection of kiln dried firewood, kindling and natural firelighters, perfect for your woodburner, firepit, chiminea, stove or barbecue. Get
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