Last Minute Gift Guide 2020

Disclaimer: Some of the products in this list have been gifted in return for inclusion. As always all opinions are my own.

If you still have a few last minute gifts to buy, why not take a look at some of these suggestions:

Artistry Studio Soft As Silk Hand Cream

These stunning hand creams smell as amazing as they look. But I love not only their aesthetics but their usability – coming in small tubes they are the perfect size for popping in your hand bag when out and about. The ideal way to show someone you care this Christmas, when frequent handwashing is all too often making our hands feel dry and uncomfortable.

Bill Bryson A Really Short History Of Nearly Everything

Ideal for children who love their knowledge in bite sized chunks. Bill Bryson’s fabulous book is guaranteed to have them begging for more. With a little bit of information about nearly everything, accompanied by fabulous illustrations to grab their interest there could not be a better way to encourage children to explore new and interesting topics.

Minimalist Skin Care Gentle Daily Cleansing Balm

This fabulous cleansing balm is the perfect way for busy women to remove their make-up whilst making their skin feel great in the process. Fragrance free it is especially suited to those who want to avoid scented products whilst still experiencing a touch of luxury. This is a gift that will only make the recipient feel special every time they use it, but that will also add simplicity to their daily routine.

Crafty You Crafty Me Penguin Felting Kit

Full of absolutely everything you need to make your very own penguins, which are ideal for decorations both at Christmas and beyond, Crafty You Crafty Me’s brilliant set should definitely be considered this Christmas. Complete with easy to follow instructions, this is a gift which is not only perfect for crafty friends but that would also be a lovely way to do a joint activity with family and/ or friends via Zoom over the Christmas period.

Manuscript Pen Company’s Lionheart Collection

This fabulous collection, perfectly pitched at younger children is the ideal way to introduce children to art – giving them the fine motor skills they need to succeed in many areas of their learning. From their fantastic children’s colouring sets containing everything they need to get started right away, to their brilliant Shinmer Dots crafting sets and of course Benji’s Big Day Activity Book everything has been wonderfully well thought out. Ideal gifts to provide joy and creativity to children without creating chaos for their parents this Christmas.

Manuscript Pen Company’s Home Schooling Bundle

Perfect for slightly older children, Manuscript Pen Company’s Home Schooling Bundle comes complete with everything you need to hit the ground running if your child needs to self isolate. With pens of varying sizes nibs for handwriting practice, and a range of fine and broad markers – ideal for creative projects as well as activity sheets and a pad of paper – this is a set well worth buying both for Christmas fun and beyond.

Remedy Rainbow Pack

With a teenager who loves soft drinks in the house, the Remedy Rainbow Pack is the ideal Christmas gift. Exciting drinks that are produced with nutrition in mind. With carefully sourced, natural ingredients and none of the narrows these are drinks we are happy for her to drink, whilst still acknowledging the fact that she is growing into a young adult. The Rainbow Pack contains 24 assorted flavours, so gives the ideal introduction to what is available.

Timber Tots By Klorofil

This gorgeous children’s play set is the perfect way to encourage imaginative play in preschoolers and beyond. After all, what could be better than your very own treehouse? Complete with two characters, a car to explore in and a raft of furniture- not to mention its very own swing – this is a gift that cannot fail to delight both children and their parents. Whilst there is lots to love – including an elevator – the ability to push and pop the roof to hide your characters away is a definite highlight.

Pokémon 2021 Calendar

In our house we are all Pokémon mad. So this is a calendar guaranteed to please everyone who lives here. The ideal way to turn mundane activities into fun ones, with this calendar taking pride of place in the kitchen checking our schedules will never have been more fun!

Love Writing Co. Practice Books, Erasable Colour Pencil and Writing Pencils

Having bought and used Love Writing Company’s fabulous products during the first lockdown, these come with a definite recommendation. I love the perfectly proportioned pencils and the Lion loves the fact that the colouring pencils generally do erase. Meanwhile the stickers at the back of the practice books make them motivating for children and the directional advice builds confidence for parents and children alike.

Personalised Christmas Mugs and Hot Chocolate Bombs by Not Another Bunch Of Flowers

With family spread far and wide this Christmas these gorgeous personalised cups and hot chocolate bombs are the ideal way to send Christmas cheer around the world. We will be sending ours to Spanish Grandma and Grandad, to show them that although we can’t be together this year they will be very much in our thoughts. Beautiful and personal, they are sure to be loved.

One Hundred Steps

The fabulous story of Sir Tom Moore is beautifully told and illustrated in this delightful children’s book. The ideal keepsake of the unusual year we have had, this is a book that will both help children to reflect in a safe space on the past year whilst looking towards the future with hope.

Noughty Alcohol-Free Sparkling Chardonnay

With just 14 calories per glass, and less than half the sugar content of other sparking wines this fabulous alcohol free Chardonnay is the ideal gift for health conscious friends and family. Ideal for toasting with over Zoom or drinking by the fire on a cold winter’s evening this delicious bottle is sure to be appreciated as much the morning after as it is the night before.

Lost Sheep Coffee

With delightful flavours like chocolate, cherry and prune and chocolate caramel fudge there could not be a more indulgent treat to gift than Lost Sheep Coffee’s coffee beans this Christmas. Ideal for the coffee connoisseur in your life, this is a gift which will continue to bring them joy long after Christmas Day.

Lynx Attract For Her Gift Set

The perfect gift for those who love to smell as incredible as they look. This Lynx Attract For Her Gift Set contains body spray, body wash and a shower puff inside a fabulous wash bag. Ideal for those who need to travel for work or who are looking forward to being able to travel for pleasure in the new year.

Edifier Wireless Earphones

With up to 12 hours of battery life these fabulous earphones are sure to impress even the most dedicated radio listener this Christmas. And as their audio quality is of equally high standard they also make a fantastic gift for music lovers. Their charging case is sleek and compact, and coming in a range of colours they are sure to impress just about anyone on your nice list this Christmas morning.

Fuzzikins Dress-Up Mega Pack

Ideal for the most creative members of your Christmas list. Fuzzikins can be decorated to their heart’s content, becoming a completely new character every single time they are played with. Complete with washable pens these delightful toys are sure to bring many smiles and lots of happiness to anyone who receives them.

MINI Remote Control Car

If there is one thing I love even more than my actual MINI, it has to be the official MINI products and gifts. My current favourite is this fabulous remote control car. Complete with both forward and reverse lights as well as built in USB charging and an independent suspension system it is the perfect gift both for MINI owners and those who would love to own one. Easy enough to control for children, yet sophisticated enough to be enjoyed by adults this is sure to bring about smiles on Christmas Day.

Sweet Tree Terry’s Personalised Chocolate Orange and Mini Reindeer Smash Cake

It wouldn’t be Christmas without chocolate. And Sweet Tree’s fabulous products are the ideal way to make your chocolate gifting truly stand out. Whether you are looking for something special to add a little magic to Christmas Eve, or something to add festive fun to the big day itself we can’t recommend either of these enough. Made entirely from chocolate the smash cake is filled with even more chocolate goodies providing the perfect surprise element to the gift.

My Chronicle Book Box

For lovers of crime and mystery books, My Chronicle Book Box could well be the perfect answer. With a new book and other treats to accompany it, subscribers are treated to the very best in crime fiction. Beautifully packaged and expertly selected, this is a gift that cannot fail to impress.

Glencroft Leather Bag

Yorkshire-based countrywear band, Glencroft have a gorgeous range of products, but my personal favourite is definitely their beautiful leather bags. Coming in 11”, 9” and 8” sizes in addition to a range of colours there really is a bag to suit every woman in your life. Coming in a reusable handmade cotton bag, this is one gift you don’t even need to worry about wrapping!

Fuzzikins Ice-Cream Van Bag

This is a gift that cannot fail to be loved, ideal for encouraging both creative and co-operative play, this is a set that will allow budding artists to create their own creations over and over again. I especially love that the ice cream van doubles up as a bag, making this the ideal toy for children to carry wherever they go.

The Danger Gang by Tom Fletcher

Written by the fabulous author of The Christmasaurus, The Danger Gang definitely does not disappoint. Full of magic, danger and adventure this is a book which will have 7-11 year olds sitting on the edge of their seat, desperate to know what

Honeybuns Hot Chocolate Kit

If you’re looking for a treat for someone with food sensitivities Honeybuns is a great place to start. This fabulous kit contains vegan chocolate buttons, a cute stocking and a delicious chocolate brownie all packaged inside a little tin. Ideal for the relative who had everything or as a lovely stocking filler for a child, this truly is a gift that will show you care enough to find a gift they can truly enjoy.

Welligogs Ranger Boots

When it comes to comfort, practicality and style these boots are incredibly hard to beat. Welligogs have created a boot that you truly can wear everywhere, whether for a smart lunch out with friends or a walk through mud in the countryside. I have owned a lot of pairs of boots in my life, but can honestly say when it comes to comfort these are at the top of the pile. The ideal gift… if that is you are prepared to give them away!

Into The Spotlight by Carrie Fletcher

Inspired by Noel Streatfield’s Ballet Shoes this enchanting story is the tale of three children who all find their way to Aunt Maud’s theatre in the heart of London. With the theatre’s future in jeopardy as audiences dwindle, will the chance find of the three girls be able to save it?

Tinkerbell 2021 Diary

Let’s face it, we are all more than ready to wave a very hearty goodbye to 2020. The gift of a 2021 diary sprinkled with pixie dust from Tinkerbell is therefore a welcome sight of better times to come. Compact enough to fit easily into most handbags yet large enough to fit all of your important information in this lovely little diary is sure to be put to good use as life slowly returns to normal.

Happy In Your Happiness Notebook

If there was ever a time to celebrate the little things in life, this most certainly has to be it. And this gorgeous lined notebook is the perfect place to do it. So whether you are looking to encourage your teen to journal about the positives in their day or just want to cheer up a friend there could not be a better choice.

The Good Life

Unlike most traditional games which focus on becoming as rich as you can in order to win, The Good Life promotes achieving just that, complete with sheep, hay bales and wheelbarrows. It’s a game that will be loved by both children and grown ups alike, ideal for a year when so many of us are spending so much of our time at home.


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