Is it too early to think about Christmas?
Of course we shall live in the present, savoring every moment that is given without turning our thoughts to what has been or what will come. Very wise.
But in order to don’t get caught up in the anxiety of buying one the last minute ugly pair of socks (and take advantage of the Black Friday discount) It is useful to allow us to think about the future and put together our Christmas presents as soon as possible.
If you are looking for inspiration – or you are just lazy – look no further! Below you will find the Christmas Gifts Guide 2018, with useful tips to make every kind of person happy with every budget.
Let’s start with a gift that should not be delivered on Christmas Day but on December 1st: the Advent Calendar. After falling out of favor (with the exception of the chocolate version), it has returned in vogue so much so that almost every company has created its own version, from beauty items to bricolage.
AMAZON BEAUTY: perfect for the mother or the beauty-addicted friend. Amazon Beauty Advent calendar contains a combination of 24 products and deluxe samples from some of our most-loved beauty brands worth over £195.
RAVENSBURGER: this Calendar contains 24 surprise activities including Puzzles, 3D Puzzles, Stickers, Stencils and more; on each day in December open up the corresponding door and enjoy the surprise gift behind it! Suitable for ages 6 years and up. Inside you will find 24 crafty gifts to “Create your own Christmas”.
GESCHENKBOX WITH MULTI-FUNCTION TOOLS: original idea oriented to the male public (but why not also to all the others) that hides behind each little door pliers, screwdrivers. Ideal for small repairs in the house, it’s suitable for those who are keen on DIY or who has a lot of sense of humor.
DR HAUSCHKA: 24 products in travel size that will make every clean beauty lovers happy (if you have not read my post on this brand you can find it here). A Plus is the fact that each jar is kept in individual organic red cotton sachet that could be reused for a do-it-yourself advent calendar. Another idea – which could have an autobiographical background – is to empty each of the 24 sachets, keep the contents for themselves, fill them with a chocolate and put them back under the tree.
ORGANIC GLUTEN FREE PANETTONE: this traditional italian festive treat is Gluten Free, Organic, Vegetarian and Wheat Free. A special gift to a special foodie.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE SILICONE MOLD: this is for the creative ones. This silicone mold makes it possible to create a house made of marzipan, chocolate or gingerbread. Perfect for cooking with children.
BIOLOGICAL PREPARATION FOR HOT CHOCOLATE: a rich and luxurious fairtrade instant hot chocolate, perfect for cosying up with on a cold day. Natural, fair and delicious, basically a cuddle in a cup.
YANKEE CANDLE PERFECT CHRISTMAS: this set is a perfect holiday gift for friends, family, or simply for yourself to curl up cosy by the fire on cold winter nights. It contains 4 votive candles and a votive holder. Fragrances are Christmas Magic, The Perfect Tree, Crackling Wood Fire and Spiced White Cocoa.
ESSENCE DIFFUSER: Ultrasonic atomization in aromatherapy, keeps the fragrance of the essential oil all day long; relaxing, energizing, helping focus, setting a right sleeping atmosphere. Also functions as an mist humidifier.
THE BIOLOGY OF BELIEFS – BRUCE H.LIPTON: this book has the concrete potential to change the world view of those who read it. Written by a cellular biologist who is a world authority regarding the links between science and behavior. This gift is for someone you love, who wants to expand their knowledge.
THE POWER OF NOW – ECKHART TOLLE: this is the book of “Here” and “Now”, of one’s true being. A spiritual journey in search of the essence of life and well-being within oneself. This classic bestseller will help your loved ones to surrender to the present moment, where problems do not exist.
DR HAUSCHKA – CLARIFYING FACE CARE KIT: specially put together to meet the needs of oily and blemish-prone skin, this kit contains miniature products that will allow you to take care of your skin, even when you’re on your travels. Containing everything you need to cleanse, balance and invigorate your skin. The perfect gift for natural and organic cosmetic lovers. Certified according to NATRUE standards. Free of fragrances, dyes and synthetic preservatives, free from mineral oils, silicones and PEG.
JO MALONE – RED ROSES BATH OIL: A treat for a special person (mother, grandmother, girlfriend) who knows and appreciates this luxury brand characterized by extremely refined fragrances. A blend of seven of the world’s most beautiful roses, violet leaves and a pinch of lemon.
AROMATHERAPY NECKLACE – TREE OF LIFE: perfect for balance and relaxation, includes 10 aromatherapy necklace diffuser pads (jeweled trim, 24-inch necklace chain); blends fashion and function for the best aromatherapy necklace available.
HP SPROCKET – INSTANT PHOTO PRINTER: This is the gift I gave myself last year and I could not have been more enthusiastic about it. For this reason now I recommend it to everyone: small and light this item allows you to print photos and use them in small polaroid format as well as stickers to make collages, use them for journaling, attach them on the fridge, make compositions as a gift to always cherish memories that would otherwise be lost with on an old cell phone or a dusty hard drive. (My friends really appreciate it when I print a significant photo and use it as a birthday card).
FITBIT CHARGE 2: unisex bracelet to track your progress in terms of movement and fitness. This Fitbit tracks steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, active minutes and hourly activity. It sends you a reminder to move that encourage you to take 250 steps every hour. Yay!
ECHO DOT: Smart speaker with Alexa integration to play music, answer questions, read the latest news, provide weather forecasts, set alarms, control compatible Smart Home devices and much more.