Friday 5 December 2014

Why is Mum so hard to buy for? Women's Gift Guide...

Why are women so hard to buy for? Why am I so hard to buy for? Whenever anyone asks me what I want I haven't a clue what to tell them. It's not that I don't like stuff, I am actually really easy to please, but this gift guide pretty much has me stumped, so I had to ask around some other bloggers to see what they were impressed with tis Christmas! 

Everyone will be buying gifts for Mum, or Gran, or their sister or older daughters, and although frankly I'd be happy with any of the 'Gifts For The Person Who Has Everything' that I posted a few days ago, it is nice to have treats and be pampered.

The Body Shop have a huge range of Christmas gifts and this year their Christmas focus is on 3 seasonal ranges - Vanilla, Cranberry and Apple. The whole shop looks and smells amazing and there really is something for everyone.

Gifts for her this Christmas from The Body Shop

Ethical and body-friendly, I've been a fan since my early teens (a very long time ago), and the quality has never faltered. They package really nicely, so Body Shop items always make great gifts.

The Body Shop Christmas range 2014 are a brilliant company who I've ordered from several times and never been disappointed. They mainly sell flowers all year round, but they also do hampers, plants, balloons, chocolates and other small gifts. The prices are reasonable and if you follow them on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ then they regularly give out discount codes and host giveaways. We've just reviewed their Frosty Flower Basket at £25.99 delivered with free chocolates.

Bunches Frosty Flower Basket

Last year we reviewed their cut flowers, and if they're reading, I'm totally up for reviewing a hamper next year....

Bunches Christmas hampers
Tami at Mummy Of Two has just reviewed a gorgeous Tips-To-Toes Set from Burt's Bees, which seems lovely value at £12.99 and something I'd be more than happy to receive from one of my teenagers....

Burts Bees Tips To Toes Gift Set

Anna from In The Playroom has a great giveaway for a Limited Edition Gift Set from The Green People - goreous organic body care in a choice of different festive scents. 

Limited Edition Gift Set from The Green People

Tami from Mummy Of Two has also reviewed the Relaxing Bath Box from Aromatherapy Associates. Very indulgent and makes me absoltely certain my new year's resolution is that I will have a relaxing bath at least once a month!

Relaxing Bath Box from Aromatherapy Associates

So that you feel great when you apply all of those lovely products, Sim at Simslife has reviewed the Homedics Handheld Shiatsu Massager - something I could definitely benefit from!

Homedics Handheld Shiatsu Massager

Mary from Over 40 And A Mum To One has revieved something really unusual and different - Scentsicles are scented sticks with 1 of 4 gorgeous Wintery smells. Great for an artificial tree, or for just filling your house with that Wintery feel.
Scentsicles Christmas scent sticks
Eileen from Et Speaks From Home has several ideas in this post where she also shows how to make Olive Bread (Now that would be a great present!). An Arthur Price Cheese Knife Set and Slate Board, a Hamper Of Connage Cheeses and some very posh Oi1 olive oil...

Arthur Price Christmas gifts for Women

And finally Laura from YummyMummyFlabbyTummy has reviewed a lovely hamper from Serenata, and is giving away a £35 voucher towards your own...

Serenata hampers

I do at least now have some ideas for what the children might like to send to Grandma.....

 No-one gave me added incentive to include these items. These are my pick from the reviews I've done and the reviews my friend's have done in the last few months...


  1. Lovely gift guides! The flower look great!

  2. It's gorgeous Eileen, and do you know what? It's still looking good :)

  3. You really can't go wrong with The Body Shop. Absolutely love their stuff and get a set or two every year! x

    1. You can't can you? It's so gentle and ethical and there are gifts for every budget - and so beautifully presented x

  4. I do love receiving nice smellies for Christmas. Can I just suggest you perhaps bath more than once a month ;)


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