Christmas Gift Guide 2018

This time of year gets crazy busy so I’m all about trying to simplify things as much as possible and staying organised, right down to gift shopping. Make lists, tick them off and enjoy that satisfaction with a glass of mulled wine! If you have any blanks in your gift lists, I hope this post will inspire some ideas for the special people in your life (or for yourself 😉). Happy shopping!

Prices are correct at the time of publishing and may change.

Gold cheese knife set || First Sense Christmas Gift Guide
CHEESE KNIFE SET £34.95 from Mint & May. I have this beautiful brushed gold cheese knife set myself and adore it. Perfect for cheese lovers!

Agate cheese board || First Sense Christmas Gift Guide
AGATE CHEESE BOARD £68 from Anthropologie. A unique piece of agate makes a stunning cheese board. Anthropologie have several other gorgeous cheese boards, so take your pick!

Denby Studio Blue Nesting Bowls || First Sense Christmas Gift Guide
NESTING BOWLS £50 from Denby. Denby products are beautifully made, practical and very durable, so a set like this will always be welcome.

Etched decanters || First Sense Christmas Gift Guide
ETCHED DECANTER £69.95+ from Vinegar & Brown Paper. There is a range of decanters to suit your preferred tipple. Check out the other etched glass products too, they’re all fantastic.

Black and gold cocktail set || First Sense Christmas Gift Guide
COCKTAIL SET £39.99 from Domu. All the tools you need to make impressive cocktails, in a classic black and gold finish.

Wooden chess set
WOODEN CHESS SET £89 from This is a beautifully crafted game for the chess player in your life.

Planner + pen set || First Sense Christmas Gift Guide
PLANNER + PEN SET £22 from Anthropologie. You can’t beat a pretty planner to help you stay organised.

Olympus PEN EPL8 || First Sense Christmas Gift Guide
OLYMPUS PEN E-PL8 CAMERA £299 for the white one from John Lewis (other colours available). I have heard very good things about this camera. If you know a special someone who wants to up his/her photography game beyond a camera phone, this stylish brilliant compact camera will be very well received!

Roberts radio || First Sense Christmas Gift Guide
ROBERTS REVIVAL RD70 DAB/DAB+/FM BLUETOOTH DIGITAL RADIO WITH ALARM £179.99 from John Lewis. With classic good looks and all the functionality you could possibly want from a modern radio, this Roberts digital radio is perfect and comes in a choice of retro colours.

Shakespeare's Star Wars || First Sense Christmas Gift Guide
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS TRILOGY £22.75 from Amazon. There are many many cool/funny/interesting books but this series tops it for me for the sheer ingenuity. Know someone who loves Star Wars and also appreciates Shakespeare? This is the gift for them, if they’ve not already got it! There are more books in the series that can perhaps serve as their next gift. 🙂

Face planter || First Sense Christmas Gift Guide
PLANTER WITH PERSONALITY £12.95 from Stupid Egg Interiors. A very cute planter for a plant-lover, available in a choice of colours. Why not buy a little plant to go with it too? Check out Stupid Egg Interiors for more lovely planters and plants.

Cowshed Signature Hand and Body Set || First Sense Christmas Gift Guide
COWSHED SIGNATURE HAND & BODY SET £50 from Boden. Treat someone (or yourself) to Cowshed’s most popular hand and body full-size treats – Dirty Cow Freshening Hand Wash, Cow Pat Moisturising Hand Cream, Knackered Cow Relaxing Shower Gel, Knackered Cow Relaxing Body Lotion. (Fun product names! 😄)

NEOM Happiness candle || First Sense Christmas Gift Guide
NEOM ORGANICS HAPPINESS CANDLE £30 from John Lewis. “Scent to make you happy” – we can all use a bit of that. 🙂

Flower subscription || First Sense Christmas Gift Guide
FRESH FLOWER SUBSCRIPTION £24 a pop from Freddies Flowers. Magazine subscriptions are often given as gifts, but imagine how much a delivery of beautiful fresh flowers would cheer someone up! Freddies Flowers is a flexible flower subscription service where you can manage the frequency of the deliveries online via your account, unchecking any weeks where you don’t want wish to receive a delivery. You can also cancel the subscription any time, there is no obligation. BONUS – Get the first flower delivery absolutely free with the code MP24.

There are many more gift ideas in my 2017 Gift Guide – from a cool levitating light bulb to hilarious art – so do check it out if you missed it last year.

Have you started your Christmas shopping? Has anything here caught your eye? 



  1. December 20, 2018 / 2:21 pm

    Gorgeous guide Meera, love the idea of a flower subscription! x #HomeEtc

    • Meera
      December 24, 2018 / 9:30 pm

      Thank you Leoma! Yes, I’d be very happy to receive a bunch of beautiful flowers regularly 😊 Happy Christmas! xx

  2. January 7, 2019 / 12:05 pm

    Oh my goodness, never mind Christmas it’s my BIRTHDAY in a couple of weeks and there are some fabulous ideas here! Thank you for linking up to #HomeEtc Meera X

    • Meera
      January 8, 2019 / 11:43 am

      I should call this just a Gift Guide, as there isn’t anything season specific. Glad you like the ideas here, Lins! 🙂 x

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