Christmas Holiday Gift Ideas For 2022
The countdown to Christmas has begun, and we’re sure many of you have started ticking off that list of gifts to buy. I've popped together some beautiful gift ideas from brands I've collaborated with to help make your festive season that little bit easier with my 2022 Gift Guide!
Christmas comes but once a year...
but over a lifetime, that's a lot of gifts to carefully and conscientiously choose for loved ones. So this year, MoG has put together a meticulous 'gift-idea guide' (*to keep you in the good book incase Santa is delayed or a no show this year!)
I'd like to apolgise for the delay in this post, as I'd planned it to be up a lot sooner than this, but due to the delay from the postal strikes I've had to wait for a lot of items stuck in transit and wanted to review them before recommending them.
Christmas is the Season of Giving
Before I start I just want to say, I would not promote anything to you that I didn't truly love, and everything on this list are all products myself and my family would use and wear. All the brands featured in this 2022 Gift Guides are companies I've shopped at for years or brands I've worked alongside and tried and tested so I know with 100% certainty that I can assure you that you're buying quality within this range of items for your loved ones. A lot of the brands have been kind enough to give discount codes too so be sure to add those in before checkout!
Gifts ideas for her
1. The Calm Range by Apothecary - Marks & Spencers
Bring a sense of relaxation to your home with this lovely Calm gift set from the Apothecary range at M&S. I've used these products for a few years and I'm a massive fan of them. The beautiful scents of lavender, cedar wood, vetiver, or eucalyptus make you feel like you're relaxing in a spa
2. Star Hidden Message Personalised Necklace - Bloom Boutique
This gorgeous personalised necklace is guaranteed to put on a smile on her face! The Star Hidden Message Necklace features two overlaying disc charms with one of them sporting a delicate cut-out star design. Choose to have a secret message engraved upon the bottom disc to create a unique personalised gift for her.
3. The Wellness Gift Card - Dr Vegan
As an avid user of Dr Vegan vitamins, I can honestly say I've had a noticeable change in how I'm feeling. I have been using Dr Vegan producrs for over a year
and I swear by their Daily Multi-vitamin and Brain Fuel.
It's given me so much more energy. Give the gift of wellness with a DR.VEGAN Gift Card. A convenient and ideal way to show someone you care. Redeemable at their checkout via a simple code on any of their range. Your Gift Card code will be sent via email electronically to you to pass on, or you can send it directly to the recipient.
4. Pyjama Set - Chelsea Peers
Jam packed with the most stunning designs Chelsea Peers website is absolutely the go to for pyjamas. Super soft organic cotton that's incredibly snuggly and warm I think any woman would appreciate a set of these.
Chelsea Peers have kindly given a 30% off code for my readers for two days. Valid: 9-10th Dec for 48 hours
To see the rest of their women's pyjama range, and their sets for men and Children click below!
5. Folk Art A5 Green Daily 2023 Diary With Pen - Paper Chase
This diary is perfect for women juggling a very busy lifestyle. The diary layout is a page for each day which gives you plenty of room to write down the daily 'to-do's' that I live by. The diary features a beautiful green and cream folk art design with a gold pen. It's also sustainably sourced.
6. Award-Winning Protein Smoothies Trial Box - EXALT
Not your traditional Christmas gift but I think this is brilliant because let's face it we all attempt a health kick in the New Year and if you're going to do it, do it right with these juices and smoothies from Exalt. There's a choice of two trial boxes, one being a plant-based (hallelujah!)
and I can confirm they are DELICIOUS.
Like the to-do lists, having the option to grab a convenient but entirely healthy and delicious drink is such a game changer for a busy life. Every ingredient in their products is all-natural with no compromise and for every order placed they plant a tree! I think one of these arriving in the new year for your loved ones would a super thoughtful and unique idea.
Get 20% off with code 'RACHELMW20'
7. Faux Leather Embossed Mini Skirt - Marks & Spencers
I think having a black faux leather skirt is a wardrobe essential that can be dressed up for an evening with a nice top, down for the weekend with a cosy jumper and flat boots, and even worn as a part of your workwear look. This leather skirt from M&S is of beautiful quality, and is super comfortable and the A-line shape creates a very flattering fit.
8. Soothing Body Ritual Travel Set by Urban Veda
This gift set is ideal for a weekend away or to introduce your delicate skin to a new gentle Soothing body care range. I've reviewed Urban Veda in the past and continued to order the body wash and face wash ever since. The scent is incredible and leaves your skin feeling baby soft. We took this travel set with us on our weekend in the van for the Zipmas experience, and it was perfect.
9. Alexandra Kay Time to Inhale Handheld Diffuser - Green People
This gift is brilliant for travelers. A handheld diffuser that’s discreet and convenient for travel which emits a fine fresh mist of essential oil blend at the touch of a button. I'm a big fan of essential oils and diffusers and find them a vital part of my relaxation routine. To now have the chance to take a diffuser on the road with us in 2023 is going to make such a difference to traveling for me. A perfect stocking filler!
10. Tropical Recycled Plastic Women’s Sports Leggings and Bra - Planet Warrior
If you have a fitness lover, check out the stunning range by Planet Warrior. It's an eco-friendly range made from recycled plastic bottles -
but it's SO super soft!
It's lovely and light which makes it really comfortable to wear when working out, or lounging around. The bra has a criss-cross back which I find the best for maximum support. This is a British brand guys, and their mantra is to pride themselves on products that help to combat plastic waste I find fabulous!
11. 'Respect Your Mother' Sweatshirt - Kind Clothing
Where to begin on this brand? Firstly, the sweater is so soft. It has a gentle fleece lining which is so cosy. Great to wear for an outdoor walk/run or even to snuggle down on the sofa to watch a movie. They have loads of great designs too so be sure to check them out. They're PETA-approved Vegan (plant-based materials and no animal testing), use water-based inks for printing, work with WRAP-approved facilities which ensures a fair living wage and safe working conditions, come in plastic-free packaging and EVERY purchase plants a tree.
12. Sustainable natural deodorant - Wild
An ideal stocking filler from a brand that's created a super kind product for your body and the planet. The guys at WILD have created a wonderfully sustainable product with an applicator made from aluminum so it will last you a lifetime, and bamboo pulp deodorant refills which they’ll deliver straight to your door. The scents are gorgeous, so many to choose from plus they're really gentle on your skin and offer 24-hour protection.
Game changer? I think so.
They've already Diverted 80 tonnes of throw-away deodorants from landfill already.
13. Riverford Food Boxes
As you know from my Instagram stories - MASSIVE fan of Riverford. Their organic fruit veg boxes have been on order for us with them for years, as well as their recipe boxes which are so affordable compared to the majority and have all been so delicious with recipes we've cooked time and time again. I have gifted Riverford vouchers to teachers in my children's school most Christmas' and at the end of school terms.
I just think if you're looking for something different, or something for someone that's really hard to buy for, Riverford has many options on their website. They also sell organic kits are designed to teach you a handy new kitchen skill, or an imaginative new way to use iconic seasonal fruit and veg. Can't rave enough about them.
Organic farming, employee ownership, pioneering packaging, and more
it's a solid 10/10 from me.
14. Black Roll Neck Jumper and Leopard Print Skirt - Marks & Spencers
Swooping in with some more staple pieces are M&S. I absolutely love this combination for an outfit. With heels, knee-high boots, or flats this outfit works perfectly for so many occasions. The jumper is so fluffy and soft and the jersey Animal Print Mini A-Line Skirt is fitting yet ultra-comfortable.
15. Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône White Wine - Your Local Supermarkets
This is a vegetarian and vegan wine. The sun-drenched wines from Cellier des Dauphins are made for great moments to share. Their bottle of white is clean, crisp, and fresh, all the while backed up with white summer fruit flavours. Absolutely delicious and with such a lovely bottle design, a wonderful gift to give.
16. Fluffy Cross Strap Slider Slippers - Chelsea Peers
Long live the floofs. My favourite style of slipper. These slippers by Chelsea Peers are gorgeous. A rich ruby colour, a super-soft faux fur, and a stylish design. Lovely and comfortable to wear too! Chelsea Peers has a variety of colours in this particular design but also has a large variety of other lovely slippers. They also come in beautiful packaging which can be recycled.
Gifts ideas for him
1. Personalised beard grooming kit - MOBROS
Tried, tested, and used them for nearly two years my husband loves the products from this company. Created with mostly natural ingredients to help keep facial hair, styled groomed, and maintained. They sell individual products as well as rad gift sets - The personalised beard grooming kit being a firm favourite in our house!
2. Pure Cotton Check Oxford Shirt - Marks & Spencers
A timeless piece from the M&S range. My husband looks SO delicious in this. Easily styled for smart and casual. M&S responsibly source its cotton, and this cotton is super soft and comfortable
3. Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône Red Wine - Your Local Supermarkets
This is a red wine bursting with ripe summer fruits all backed up with rich, spicy, peppery flavours. Captured in a beautiful bottle it's an excellent gift or stocking filler for your men that love a glass of red!
4. Adaptogenic Coffee - London Nootropics
Adaptogens are natural substances that help your mind & body adapt to physical, mental & emotional stressors and find balance. Their Starter Box is a great gift idea so that your loved one can try the different types of coffee that Nootropics have to offer.
5. Socks - Jimmy Lion
Cool and funny, Jimmy Lion has an incredible range of novelty socks for men, women, and kids. First discovered them when I was looking for Back To The Future gifts and they've been a favourite ever since. Particular favourites are the BTTF, ET, and Jurassic World ones but there are tonnes to choose from so check them out!
6. Custom Neon Signs - Neon87
Now, this a rad one. Neon signs are all the rage right now, and are a fab addition to any living space, bedroom, or man cave! Neon87 has a variety of incredible designs which you can customise with the colour light of your preference. Our favourite is the PAC MAN one. Everyone that ever had a joystick as a child knows who PAC MAN is. Now you can hang your memories on your wall - ours has pride of place in the games room and gives off such a lush light when we're snuggled down on the sofa gaming! Check out their range!
7. Backpack Drybag - Northcore
This changed life on the coast for us. This waterproof compression dry bag is ideal for sleeping bags, clothes, or wetsuits. It has a roll-top closure secured with a plastic buckle, a removable shoulder strap with padding to increase your comfort, and even has anchor points to tie it down. It also comes in a variety of cool colours. We used it constantly last year and was so handy when we toured around Europe in the van. Highly recommend!
For men that love to cook, this is a brilliant gift. SimplyCook sends you a letterbox-sized box, containing 4 recipe kits and step-by-step recipe cards. The flavour pots include rubs, pastes, spice blends, marinades, garnishes, and dips and the cook just needs to add between 4-6 items to go with them to create a new and delicious recipe. It's got a far longer shelf life than your normal recipe boxes as you buy fresh items for when you want to cook the meal. It's flexible, easy to make, and delicious in taste.
Gift Ideas For Kids
1. Balance Board - Northcore
The Northcore Zen Board offers hours of fun for riders of all ages and abilities. The basic goal is to ride the Indo Board as long as possible while keeping the board from touching the ground. Designed for fun while exercising the core muscles involved in balance. We got this one for my youngest son on his birthday at the start of the year and he uses it every day. Perfect training for sports such as skateboarding, surfing, SUP'ing, and snowboarding.
2. 2pc Cotton Rich Checked Shirt and T-Shirt - Marks & Spencers
With a busy social life, whether it's an afternoon at the skatepark or a birthday party M&S has the perfect shirt. The cotton-rich set includes a classic t-shirt with added stretch and a checked overshirt. Vibrantly coloured and super soft this shirt is a fabulous gift for active boys!
3. Surf Experience Vouchers - The Wave
Looking for that unique or special gift? The Wave surf vouchers make a brilliant present for any occasion. The Wave surf gift vouchers are not just for keen surfers – they’re a great gift to give to someone who wants to experience surfing for the first time. They can be redeemed against lessons or surf-only sessions. An inland surd destination based near Bristol, it's conveniently located for a lot of places and would make a thrilling gift for a child!
4. Scooter and accessories - Micro Scooters
We've tried lots of different brands of scooters over the years but Micro Scooters are fantastic. Not only do they offer a wonderful range of scooters (some of which you can design yourself!) they also have stocking fillers and gift sets too. Definitely, ones to check out for the little ones!
5. Swim & Beachwear - Boden
Boden's wonderful collection of printed bathers is just the thing for Olympians-in-training. The fabric provides sun protection UPF 50+, is machine washable, and wears really well. We've been a fan of Boden swim shorts for a long time, and I think you can't go wrong buying these as a gift for the water babies in your life!
6. Nerf Blasters & Launchers - The Range
It's hard to remember a time before Nerf blasters, some days REALLY hard to remember a time but being pelted with foam darts on the regular seems worth the annoyance when you hear the laughter it fills your house with. My kids are beyond obsessed with theirs, and The Range has a vast... well, range! From £1-£60 they have Nerf guns for all budgets.
7. Schleich UK
I think there are not many caregivers that can say they've been a shop with their young children, and they haven't hauled a bunch of Schleich figures off the shelves and all over the floor of the store to play with. We went through a serious dinosaur obsession and Schleich was with us every step of the way. The material these figures are made from super durable materials and last for years.
One thing I will also say about Schleich figures is they seem to hold their value too if you're like me and like to sell things on to make space for new things then that's always a bonus. Also, Schleich seems to have every animal imaginable. My son randomly asked one year for a baby warthog, and Schleich was there to save the day!
8. Hanging Tree Decoration - Paperchase
We have a tradition with my eldest son where we buy him a unique hanging Christmas decoration each Decemer. We've collected so many incredible ones over the years and Paperchase has been a go to for most of them. Their hanging decorations are so sweet and funny, and a perfect stocking filler for that special little person.
9. Family Days Out Choice Voucher - BuyAGift
As the children have got older, and the playroom fuller I can't tell you enough how much I love it when my children are gifted experiences or days out. Memory-maker gifts seem to get overlooked so much, but I think children get so much more out of them.
Buy A Gift have a huge range of experience days, and the Family Days Out Voucher is perfect. Not too expensive and the recipient gets to choose from Entry to animal parks, Crazy golf, Paintballing, Escape rooms, Sightseeing tours, Bowling, and more.
10. FIFA Trivia Quiz - Marks & Spencers
A great stocking filler for your football fans. Test their World Cup knowledge with this FIFA trivia quiz. Containing 50 cards with 100 questions, this football-themed game is a great way to spend an afternoon with friends and family.
*AD I was gifted some of the products for the purpose of this review however all thoughts are my own.*