Adult Xmas Gift Guide Collage

Christmas Gift Ideas for Adults

23rd October 2020

*May contain affiliate links, meaning if you purchase through them I might receive a small commission*

Am I the only one who finds buying gifts for adults stressful?

It seems to get harder each year to find things my mum, partner and future in-laws will actually appreciate receiving!

I’ve started my search earlier this year, and thought I’d share my favourite finds so far. These can all be bought online, but to support your local community, check out this guide on how to shop local for other ideas.

Jewellery

Engravers Guild of London

The Swarovski Birthstone Disc Necklace in sterling silver is a great gift for those who love their birthstones.

It’s a silver disc necklace which can be engraved with a name in a choice of three different fonts.

It also features the person’s birthstone and comes in a luxury gift box.

Myri Swavorski Necklace in the box, stood up against the Engraver's Guild white box.
Birthstone Disc Necklace

The solid silver chain has an adjustable length of 16 to 18 inches.

The birthstone is the finest quality Swarovski crystal, and I think it’s a perfect gift to wear all year round.

I’m giving one of these away on the blog if you want to enter (closes 11 Dec 2020).

Jana Reinhardt

Jewellery is a classic gift for the special people in your life, and there’s nothing more meaningful than a handmade, unique piece for your loved one.

Jana Reinhardt is a master goldsmith based in Sussex. She makes each piece of jewellery by hand, so every gift is one-of-a-kind.

I have the Lioness and Cub Necklace from her collection, which is designed to celebrate the mother and child love. The necklace comes in silver, various forms of gold and platinum and I love it.

An open jewellery box with the Lioness and Cub necklace being shown. The box has the word Jana Reinhardt inscribed on it.
Lioness and Cub Necklace

It’s the perfect gift for a mum, and every time I look at it I feel like it depicts my protective and fierce love for my son. It signifies how I have fought to be as good a mum I can for him, and being a single mum I identify with the lioness protecting her cub.

Close up image of the Lioness and Cub necklace
The Craftsmanship is Beautiful on the Lioness and Cub Necklace

Jana Reinhardt jewellery designs are inspired by the natural world and the naïve art movement.

The pieces are made by traditional techniques of wax carving and fabrication. These methods have no negative effect on the environment, so it’s a more sustainable choice for jewellery lovers.

All metals used by Jana Reinhardt are from accredited suppliers, based in the UK and Germany, that continually buy back and recycle scrap metal, thus helping to create more environmentally friendly jewellery

Body Beautiful Gifts

Lingerie from Irresistible Gift Boutique

Lingerie is a great gift, as long as you’re confident in knowing the person’s style preferences.

The Irresistible Gift Boutique has a range of collections with one aim in mind; – To help you feel confident, beautiful and strong.

Each set comes gift wrapped in tissue paper, ribbon and in a lovely gift box. It is well, attractively and ethically packaged, so the box arrives without damage and not full of unrecyclable materials.

The Blossom Lingerie Gift Set is absolutely gorgeous. It features soft black lace and a red blossom print on cream satin, and is so comfortable to wear.

Blossom Lingerie GIft Set
Blossom Lingerie Gift Set

The bras are available from an AA up to a G cup and the shorts go up to size 18.

They usually offer bra fitting in person but due to the current restrictions are now offering a personal customer service online.

This modern boutique even has new ranges coming out soon using recycled fabric, which I can’t wait to see!

I will be running a giveaway of three gift vouchers to spend on this fabulous website, so keep checking back.

Neve’s Bees

For 100% natural skincare products, I’ve found Neve’s Bees, a mother and daughter duo who are Beekeepers! They make products from their bees’ handiwork, including hand salves, lip balms, foot balms, solid perfumes, soaps and dog salves for paws and snouts.

Neve’s Bees make their products, which only contain pure, sustainably sourced plant oils, butter and essential oils, in Oxfordshire. They want people to feel naturally beautiful about themselves, which is a great message to give along with a gift.

The packaging reflects the colours of nature, and uses recyclable tin, board and linen packaging. 5p per sale is donated to their local Wildlife Trust and other nature charities, and they’ve planted their own 5-acre wildflower meadow!

Neve's Bees Gift Range
Some of the Neve’s Bees Gift Range

Their Bee Happy Lip Balm gift set contains three balms made from beeswax: Lemon & Lime, Sweet Grapefruit and Honey Vanilla. They also have a Happy Vibes linen gift bag containing a sweet-smelling lip balm. These would make great stocking fillers.

The solid perfumes are great and they were inspired by the ancient technique of enfleurage (turning flowers into perfume). I have the Bee Happy Solid Perfume which is a citrus scent, including grapefruit, jasmine, rose and bergamot.

This year Neve’s Bees have given away packs of wildflower seeds with orders over £10, so people could enjoy seeing the flowers and the bees and butterflies that these attract. How great is that?! These are perfect for friends or family who love eco-friendly, ethical, sustainable gifts.

Tints of Nature

Tints of Nature are an English company that sell affordable, ethical products that are as natural as possible. 

They have a fabulous range of hair dyes, hair care, skincare, sanitizers and supplements.

There are self-care bundles and a range of sizes of most products, including smaller stocking fillers like the ones I’ve photographed.

Tints of Nature Products
Some of the Tints of Nature Range

I’m a big fan of their Tea Tree Oil Face Cleansing Foam, as it has helped keep my hormonal cystic acne more controlled.

This is one of my favourite Vegan, cruelty-free, plant-based brands at the moment!

Hair Gadgets

Curling

The Jose Eber Clipless Curling Iron creates large, bouncy, long-lasting curls and waves that are smoother, shinier and less frizzy. The iron creates great volume and texture whilst not being as damaging as other curling wands.

It features a clip-less design and offers consistent heat to speed up your styling routine. The iron apparently reduces heat at the hair’s weakest parts to help protect it.

Jose Eber Clipless Tongs
Jose Eber Clipless Curling Iron
(photo from Joseeberhair.co.uk)

Air Styling

The Jose Eber Air Styler sets your hair in curls or waves using a high speed nano fan that propels cool air through tourmaline ceramic plates.

Alternatively if you don’t want curls or waves, it also straightens hair faster than most irons on the market.

The air-cooling feature means you can use it against your scalp without getting burnt, (if you’ve used tongs you know how painful this is!).

Jose Eber Air Styler
Jose Eber Air Styler
(photo from joseeberhair.co.uk)

Straightening

If curly isn’t their thing, the Curls 4 Girls Digital Straightening Brush is great for those who want easily straightened hair.

The brush has ceramic bristles that straighten as they brush and it has a digital heat control to ensure it’s just right for your hairtype. It can be used for adults and children and is great if you want your hair done fast.

Curls 4 Girls Straightening Brush
Curls 4 Girls Straightening Brush
(photo from buzzretail.co.uk)

Accessories

Watches are always a lovely gift for adults, and I love the retro Casio range that is out at the moment!

This Multifunction Retro Casio Watch is my current favourite from the Trend Him watch range. I had a Casio digital watch throughout my teenage years and was gutted when it finally died and those awful bubble watches were out instead.

Multifuntion Casio Watch from Trend Him
Multifunction Retro Casio Watch

So to see Casio bringing out all the classics again made me melt a little if I’m honest!

It has a stainless steel band, a 10-year battery life and it’s water resistant. It’s such a classic design and even has dual time, LED backlight and a databank that supports characters in 13 languages.

Trove Wallet

Known as the ultimate slim wallet, these are so clever!

The Trove Wallet is a contemporary, reversible and versatile design that can be made of various materials.

They hold 10 cards and can have 3 separate pockets or one quick access pocket. you can also have a pull tab for fast and easy access to a card.

A Trove Wallet on a table, created by me so features a family photo.
My Trove Wallet

You can design all of the wallet including the colour, stitch colour, materials (leather, carbon fibre) and images can be added to personalise it.

I created one using a family picture for my partner and I love it!

Other Accessories

For other gift ideas for men in particular, check out my previous Gift Ideas for Men post.

Wellbeing Gifts

Sea Soul Blessings

Sea Soul Blessings was created by mum coach Pippa, who was inspired to create simple life guidance tools using a sea swimming theme. These two elements combined helped Pippa’s mental and physical health, so she wanted to share her experience.

Pippa’s love for the ocean means gifts from Sea Soul Blessings are plastic-free, fully recyclable, vegan and made of 70% recycled materials. 10% of every sale is donated to environmental causes too.

Sea Soul Blessings Gift Set
Sea Soul Blessings Gift Set

The Sea Souls Blessings Gift Set features a set of blessing cards and a guidebook which offers mindfulness and wisdom. They’re presented in a pretty box and the cards have a pretty ocean colour theme.

The set is designed to empower you to make positive changes in your life. They include mindful affirmations that can increase self-compassion and the cards can help lift your mood.

The Mind Post

The Mind Post was created to help children who have anxiety, but I think they work for adults with anxiety too!

I’ve tried the Positivity Post Box recently and it’s something both my son and I like.

The Large Positivity Post Box from The Mind Post
The Large Positivity Post Box from The Mind Post

They offer a monthly subscription or a one-off box in sizes small to large. We have the large box and it contained chocolate, scented soaps, stationery with positive messages on, sleepy tea, a bracelet, a note pad and some mindful, esteem-boosting postcards.

Quirky Gifts

Games for Adults

The Box of Favours is a great stocking filler for adults, and for each one sold a tree will be planted!

The aim of the box is to show someone you care by offering them special treats. It contains 15 favour cards that are attractively designed with a gold foil border. Favours include breakfast in bed, a special meal and a back massage.

Box of Favours Game
Box of Favours

There are five blank cards to create your own favours too, and a contract you sign to promise you will fulfil the favours the person chooses, which I find quite amusing!

Another great activity is the Big Night Out Party Game, which is for those who like drinking. It’s a truth or dare game where up to six players aim to finish at the VIP area. This could be a fun one for New Years for those who enjoy a boozy night.

The Big Night Out Drinking Game
The Big Night Out Drinking Game

Bubble Fun

Making bubbles is apparently a great for anxiety-reducing activity, and during these challenging times this is especially important.

Dr Zigs Giant Bubbles

This shows how big the bubbles can be!
(Photo from Dr Zigs Website)

Dr Zigs My Jumbo Kit makes giant bubbles for adults and children to enjoy. It comes with a multi-loop bubble wand and rope to make lots of bubbles, and a giant dragon bubble wand to make huge bubbles. The kit comes with three bottles of bubble mix and clever tips for bubble making.

There’s a range of bubble kits on the website, including bubbles for pets, weddings and even schools.

A percentage of every sale of Dr Zig’s bubbles is currently going to a fundraiser to buy ventilators for an intensive care unit too.

Dr Zigs My Jumbo Kit
Dr Zig’s Jumbo Kit

Food

Adult Sweets

Check out these Cocktail Candies from Ask Mummy & Daddy. They are a gourmet confectionary company in London and the gift box is full of gummies in grown-up flavours. If you know someone with a sweet tooth, they may like these.

Cocktail Candies from Ask Mummy & Daddy
Cocktail Candies

The box contains five bags of sweets: Prosecco Bears®, Gin & Tonic gummies, Pina Colada gummies, Mojito gummies and Amaretto cherries. The sweets are full of natural flavours and colours, are non-alcoholic and have no E numbers, gluten or palm oil.

Order by 21st December to make sure they get there on time.

Adult Advent Calendars

It’s not just the kids who can enjoy a treat everyday leading up to Christmas Day!

Sous Chef do a great range of advent calendars for adults, including this gorgeous Mazet French Praline one.

The advent calendar is on a table with a festive candle behind it
Mazer French Praline Advent Calendar

This calendar features 24 pralines, pate de fruit, chocolate and fruit creams, as well as caramelised almonds.

The recipe used for Mazet’s caramelised almonds has been the same since invented in 1636 for royalty!

Festive animal art on the box is also an added bonus, which may go unnoticed once I start tucking in.

Art

Cut-Out Art

If unique art is their thing, try some cut-out, framed art.

CraftyCutOutsUK are a British company who create bespoke cut-out art using a range of themes from nursery, children to seaside, music and the World.

CraftyCutOutsUK Seaside Art
CraftyCutOutsUK

I recently reviewed a piece from the CraftyCutOutsUK Seaside Range so take a look to find out more about their impressive range.

Practical Gifts

Zero Water Filter

For those passionate about removing solids from their drinking water, there’s the Zero Water Filter. It removes twice as many solids than some brands and comes with a Total Dissolved Solids reader so you can test your tap water before use and after.

Some areas in the UK have water as poor as 300, and when you use this filter it can lower the score to 0!

Zero Water Filter
Zero Water Filter

Zerowater reduces 99.6% of all total dissolved solids in your drinking water, which includes 97% of lead, 96% of mercury, 95% of chlorine and even 97% of asbestos which can be displaced from old water pipes.

Ion8 LeakProof Bottle

Ion8 Leakproof Slim Bottle from LeakProof is a bottle for those on the go. It’s 100% leakproof, BPA/phthalate free, non-toxic and can open with one hand.

Ion8 Leakproof Range
The Ion8 Range
(Picture from LeakProof website)

The bottle’s odour resistant, easy to wash and holds both hot and cold drinks. It comes in a range of colours and has a frosted, textured grip. It is vented and fits in all cup holders and backpacks.

Rechargeable Clip Book Light

The Rechargeable Clip Book Light is a bendable lamp that clips onto the back cover of your book. It can arch over the page to give you enough light to read wherever you are.

It’s handy to use when you’re reading in bed and want to avoid disturbing your partner’s sleep. It’s also great to use while camping or when you’re somewhere with limited light.

Recharegable Clip Book Light
Rechargeable Clip Book Light
(Photo from MenKind website)

It has two brightness settings to work with your environment, and an adjustable neck to get the best angle.

The light is charged via USB and a two hour charge can give six to ten hours of light depending which setting you use.

3-in-1 Pen

The Copper 3 in 1 Pen is a multi-tool that can be useful for DIY as well as writing. It has a built-in spirit level on the side, a screwdriver and a black ink pen.

3 in 1 Copper Pen
3 in 1 Copper Pen
(Photo from iwantoneofthose website)

Any Others?

If you have any other ideas to add to this list, please comment them below, thank you!

No payment was received for this post. Some items were gifted to test out and I then chose to review them. All opinions are honest and my own. May contain affiliate links.

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