Basement Bakehouse Christmas Gift Guide 2017

Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is right around the corner, and if like me, you’re still looking for the perfect gifts and stocking fillers this should help! Every year I put together a Christmas gift guide of some of my favourite things from around the web, some of which I’ve been sent to try out and some of which I haven’t! Take a look, get shopping and get Christmas sorted! Scroll down to find sections ‘For Him’, ‘For Her’, ‘For Foodies’ and ‘For Kids’ in this year’s Christmas Gift Guide. 

Christmas Gift Guide For Him

Zippo Lighter

Do you take your Zippo lighter everywhere with you? Model 1941 #MadeInUSA #Zippo

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A Zippo is such an iconic product and makes the perfect gift for the rebel in your life! If someone you know likes the odd cigarette then a Zippo will be the ideal present for them, putting an end to endless disposable lighters! I’m no longer a smoker, but when I was I know that owning a Zippo was the pinnacle of ‘cool’ and even now I appreciate them for how stylish, well-made and beautiful they are. 

Find Zippo’s range of Windproof Lighters (from £16.45), and the rest of their lifestyle range including wallets, hand warmers and more, on www.zippo.co.uk

 Anton Studio Designs Set of 2 Shard DOF Tumblers 

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For the stylish man in your life, this set of two gorgeous tumblers designed by Anton Studio Designs are the perfect gift! Perfect for sipping Whisky on the rocks, they’re ideal for anyone who appreciates fine alcohol and fine glassware to drink it from. Available from the fantastic website, Not Just Jugs, which has an excellent selection of everything from teacups and bowls to decanters and cocktail glasses, they will be a very well received gift! You could even get a nice bottle to go with them! 

Available for £44.95 from www.notjustjugs.com

Limited Edition Gillette Justice League Razor

If there’s a guy in your life who loves superhero movies, then this Gillette razor is a great stocking filler for him! This year Gillette have partnered with the latest Justice League instalment and have created razor to celebrate the partnership. Along with this, there is also a VR Justice League experience which is available free in the app store, and a headset is included with selected Justice League packs!

ProShield Chill Justice League Gift Set, RRP: £22.99, visit  www.gillette.co.uk

Opinel Chaperon Gift Set

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This is such a special gift for anyone who appreciates beautiful craftsmanship! Designed and developed by Bruno Chaperon, French Art Cabinetmaker, the handle is shaped from a block of African wood so each one is unique, and the blade is polished stainless steel. It makes the perfect ornament or desk accessory for the discerning gentlman!

Available for £82.99 from www.whitbyandco.co.uk 

Tools & Accessories from Amtech

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If you have a builder or DIY enthusiast in your life then these fantastic gifts from Amtech make ideal gifts! Get them out in the shed building with the 65 Piece Tool Kit, and the 9-in-1 Hammer Head Multi-Function Tool, and give them somewhere to store it all with this gorgeous leather 12 Pocket Tool Belt! They’re all of the highest quality and if you ask me…the tool belt is pretty sexy! Although I may be biased living with a builder! 

Visit www.amtechdiy.com for prices & local stockists 

O’Keeffe’s Skin Care Multi-Pack

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If the guy in your life works with his hands, the chances are that they might be a bit hard and calloused, so this gift guide might act as a bit of a hint! Within the O’Keeffe’s Hardworking Skincare Multipack is O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Jar, providing guaranteed relief for extremely dry, cracked hands, a Jar of O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet, providing hard-working relief for hard-working feet and new O’Keeffe’s Lip Repair Cooling lip balm; cooling relief for dry, cracked lips.

The O’Keeffe’s Hardworking Skincare Multipack is available at £17.99 from Boots

Drinks by the Dram Bourbon Tasting Set 

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Drinks by the Dram Bourbon Tasting Set allows you to sample five unique and varied bourbons. Whether an American whiskey fan or wanting to branch out, this Tasting Set is a great introduction to the category. Take the time to appreciate the intricacies of, and the differences between, these five brilliant bourbons before adding a splash of water or enjoying with a single ice cube.

Available for £28.95 from www.31Dover.com

Christmas Gift Guide For Her

Mummy Loves Organics Candle

Just what’s needed on this cold windy dark night #romance #candlelight #logfire #ginandtonic #therealhousewifesofcheshire 🙄

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Christmas can be a very stressful time for mums, with presents to buy and wrap and family to host! So give the mum in your life the gift of relaxation with a beautiful candle from Mummy Loves! They sell a range of magical, melting, pregnancy safe essential oils, candles and room scents for mums and mum’s to be. Perfect to help ease, stress, insomnia &, anxiety! 

Available from www.mummyloves.co.uk

Olverum Bath Oil

Instead of buying one of those cheesy bath gift sets this year, why not buy something she’ll actually use (and won’t end up sat under the sink for the next four years!). The Olverum Bath Oil smells absolutely divine, it’s full of natural essential oils including lavender, juniper, rosemary and loads more, helping to give the most relaxing bath ever!

Available in 125mls, enough for 25 baths (RRP £29) and 500mls, enogh for 50 baths (RRP £53) – Find it on www.olverum.com or in Liberty, Conran, Harvey Nichols and Fenwick.

Personalised Mug

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A personalised mug is such a lovely gift for any tea or coffee lover in your life! The range of mugs and teapots from McLaggan are all high-quality bone china and can be personalised with your message of choice. They have a range of collections for special occasions, and even for baby’s first Christmas, and they’re very reasonably priced! 

Available from £9.50 at www.msmugs.com

ARTLAND Mixology Gin Decanter

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Know anyone who loves gin? I know I do and that person is getting this for Chrismas! It’s such a cool way to serve the god of spirits, I mean, who had ever heard of a Gin Decanter before now?! I LOVE IT!

Available for £27.50 from www.notjustjugs.com

Sunglasses from Maui Jim

The golden hour arrives in style with a little help from our #Sunshine cat eye lenses. (📷 @thestyleriot)

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If you haven’t come across Maui Jim before, they’re a gorgeous sunglasses brand! Their range is really high quality and trust me you can tell. A pair of glasses from this beautiful brand will make the most stunning gift for someone special, whether that’s your girlfriend, your mum or your best friend! Yes, it’s a bit higher value, but that’s reflected in just how lovely they are when you get them. I was lucky enough to get a pair ahead of this gift guide, the beautiful Summer Time glasses, and I can just tell they’re going to last me for years. They come in a beautiful box, and the glasses themselves feel really solid when you put them on, not to mention the fact that they look great! I’ve never before chosen a pair of sunglasses online before, but the process on their website is super easy and you can really envisage what the glasses will look like on! I promise you won’t regret getting these as a gift for that special person! 

Available from £145 on uk.mauijim.com

CollaGin

CollaGin gin’s unique recipe has stayed true to the principles of a classic gin but with the innovative addition of pure collagen. The beauty drink du jour, CollaGin is sweet and subtle – far from a gimmick, this is a great-tasting addition to the gin category. With an elegant and refined taste, CollaGin uses 11 botanicals including star anise, pink grapefruit and orris, resulting in a light, sweet gin with liquorice and tart fruit notes. I don’t know about you…but I’m willing to give it a go! 

Available for £34.75 from www.31Dover.com

Skincare Hamper from Handmade Naturals

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Handmade Naturals is now 10 years old and the products are literally “Handmade” from 100% Natural ingredients. They are Vegan safe and the company has accumulated many awards for both its quality and innovation.

This hamper includes:

Face Cleansing Oil
Baobab Oil
Revitalising Face & Neck Serum
Rejuvenating Face & Neck Serum
Organic Rosehip Oil
Rose, Chamomile & Geranium Face Toner
Mango & Green Tea Face Mask
Hand Cream
Balancing Face Cream
Foot Cream
Sensitive Face Cream
Face Cleansing Scrub
Frankincense Eye Cream
Manuka, Lavender & Geranium Round Soap Bar
Hair Serum
Sensitive Hair Conditioner

RRP £150 from www.handmadenaturals.co.uk

Christmas Gift Guide For Foodies

Tea Towel & Oven Glove from The Food Nutritionist

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If you’re shopping for a foodie who loves to eat well and nourish their body, then these tea towels and oven gloves from The Food Nutritionist make a great gift! They add a lovely pop of colour to anyone’s kitchen and are shout about some of the good things in life in the process! 

Available from £12 on www.thefoodnutritionist.co.uk

The Wonderbag

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The Wonderbag is a really cool gift for anyone who enjoys spending time in the outdoors or someone who is passionate about energy conservation and the environment. It’s an innovative, award-winning, slow cooker that uses heat retention to cook your food. When your food reaches the boiling point you take it off the heat and cover it with the Wonderbag which retains the heat, so your food continues cooking. Not only will this gift save the recipient money, electricity and the environment, when you buy one Wonderbag also donates one to a family in Africa! 

Available in Small (RRP £35) and Large (RRP £45) on www.thewonderbagshop.co.uk 

VonChef Cheeseboard with Three Hidden Knives

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A cheeseboard is a perfect gift for a foodie who loves to entertain! After dinner, cheese has long been a feature in any special family dinner in my house, and this cheeseboard would make a gorgeous accompaniment. The three sections slide out, and back in again, making it very easy to store (perfect if you don’t have a lot of space!) and the bottom section has three gorgeous cheese knives hidden away. 

Available from www.domu.co.uk and Amazon for £39.99 

Williams Aged Sloe & Mulberry Gin 

 

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Williams Aged Sloe & Mulberry Gin is inspired by decidedly British flavours. Williams GB Gin is blended with hand-picked Herefordshire sloe berries and tart, succulent mulberries, and aged for one year in oak casks at Chase distillery. Deep, rich sloe berries with sweet ripples of rosehip are immediate on the nose, followed by fresh notes of blackcurrant and redcurrant. A sticky mouthfeel with a clean tartness around the edges reveals big fiery, berry notes and an aftertaste of figs, chopped dates, prune and redcurrant jelly. Gloriously warming, try with bitter lemon, serve neat as an accompaniment to a cheese board or as an Autumnal G&T. It’s also a great addition to mulled wine, garnished with orange and star anise.

Available for £26.95 from www.31Dover.com

Camerons Stovetop Smoker

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How cool is this?!? If you’ve wanted to smoke something but haven’t wanted the whole set up outside, then this is the perfect gift for you! Get it for the foodie in your life and you might just get rewarded with a delicious meal too! The Cameron stovetop smoker is great for fish, meat, poultry, game & cheese. Hot smoke in minutes on your stove or hob (gas, electric, induction or Aga) or any other heat source (BBQ, etc.)

Available for £69.95 from www.souschef.co.uk

Fearne By Swan Stand Mixer

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Designed by Swan in collaboration with TV Personality and trend-setter, Fearne Cotton, this striking stand mixer makes a bold statement in any kitchen. It’s available in four stylish pastel shades and comes with a selection of accessories for endless cooking possibilities.

Available for £299 fromwww.euronics.co.uk

Christmas Gift Guide For Kids

In The Night Garden Best Friends Duvet Set

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Let your little one doze off snuggled up with their favourite characters. Includes one junior bed size duvet cover and one pillowcase.

Available at: Amazon, ASDA, Very, Littlewoods.RRP £19.99

Lost My Name by Wonderbly 

If you’ve never heard of the Wonderbly books you’re missing out. They are simply the most adorable idea! The ‘Lost My Name’ books are personalised to the little one you’re buying for using their name. The little girl or boy in the story then sets out to find their name in the most colourful adventure. I have to say that when I recieved this gorgeous book in the post, complete with gift box, I was blown away but the inginuity behind it. I know that the little girl who’s getting this from me for Christmas will treasure it forever, and the personalised message I was able to include inside will hopefully stay with her as she grows up! 

Available for £16.99 from www.wonderbly.com

My Golden Ticket by Wonderbly 

If you love the Lost My Name book from Wonderbly then you’ll also love the My Golden Ticket book! Perfect for children who are slightly older, My Golden Ticket is a personalised adventure that finally opens Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory to any child on Earth. But this isn’t just a version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with a child’s name slapped inside. Instead, every name gets a different story, including their own unique candy, Oompa Loompa song and Wonkafied family tree. No two adventures are the same. Just like the Lost My Name book I was blown away by the quality and personalisation of this gorgeous book, and can’t wait to gift it for Christmas! 

Available from £19.99 on www.wonderbly.com

The Venom Mini BMX

If you have a little daredevil in your life, then a mini BMX could be exactly what they want for Christmas! My boyfriend happens to be a BMXer and when I showed him this little bike he said he wanted one…for himself! BMXing is the perfect way to channel energy and excitement for kids and gives them an active hobby to learn. BMXing promotes balance, coordination, precision and a sense of confidence and accomplishment…now that’s a good Christmas gift! The Venom Mini BMX is one of the best on the market, and is actually suitable for both children and adults! In fact, Venom has partnered with riders from some of the most prestigious extreme sports events in the world, including Red Bull and Nitro Circus, so this little bike has seen some big ‘world’s firsts’, making it even more cool for the kid in your life! 

Available from £129.99 at www.skates.co.uk 

Little Tikes Princess Carriage 

When I was little the Little Tikes range was limited to the classic red and yellow car, but now little girls and boys can really let their imagination run wild with this Princess Carriage! I’ve bought it for a special little girl this Christmas, and I know she’s going to love it! 

Available for £79.50 from Amazon

MissPrint Notebook

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Whilst a notebook might not initially seem like a ‘kid’s’ gift, trust me it should be! When I was a child writing was probably one of the first things I ever felt passionate about, and I relished sitting in my room writing short stories and poems. Giving your kids the gift of creativity and a space in which to be creative, is one of the most important gifts you can give! 

Available from https://www.missprint.co.uk/ priced at £20 each.

Mini Hornit

The Mini Hornit is a seriously fun accessory for children’s bikes and scooters! It comes loaded with 25 sound effects from bells and trumpets to racing cars and animals and has bright lights (white AND green!) for safety. It also comes with a remote trigger for use on bikes which enables children to operate the sounds without taking their hands off the handlebars. 

Visit www.thehornit.com for more info & find it on Amazon

I hope you like my suggestions in this 2017 Christmas Gift Guide! Whatever you buy for the ones you love this Christmas, remember that none of it is as important as being there for one another and having the best time ever!

Happy Christmas from Basement Bakehouse!


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