Sparkles & Stretchmarks: A UK Parenting & Pregnancy Blog: Christmas Countdown: Perfect Gifts For Friends & Neighbours

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Christmas Countdown: Perfect Gifts For Friends & Neighbours

Each week, I'm going to be bringing you a gift guide showing some of the wonderful gifts available this year for all your relatives!

I am going to be trying and testing each and every thing I recommend, and only the items that I feel are worthy will be featured.

This week it's my suggestions of perfect gifts for those awkward friends & neighbours, and other possible relatives you may buy for such as Aunts & Uncles....most of these gifts would make great gifts for couples too (With the exception of the last two!)
1. Wick & A Prayer Christmas Reed Diffuser
This lovely reed diffuser makes a gorgeous festive gift for any household - with the delicate scent of "Christmas Spice", the pretty frosted red diffuser with white Christmas tree detail is the perfect addition to any living room for the holiday season.
I think this would make a great gift for people that you're a bit stuck on inspiration for, as its something that most people would like and get use out of.
Available for £14.95 from
2. Laundry Basket
While a laundry basket may seem an unusual gift idea, I think this one makes a perfect gift as its design is modern and tongue-in-cheek - and personally speaking, anything for the home makes a great gift for me!
Its something unusual so you can pretty much guarantee that it isn't going to be a duplicate gift, and the neutral design means it will look great in pretty much any home!
This and many other great home items are available from
3. Hungry House Vouchers
There's little I like more than a good takeaway on a Saturday night, but it can get a bit expensive sometimes - so when I heard that you can give Hungry House vouchers as gifts I thought it was an amazing idea!
I would LOVE to receive them as a gift - its something almost anybody would use, it would come in handy and makes a great treat.
Plus - because they are purchased online and sent electronically - they are the perfect last minute gift for anybody you may have forgotten about or just not been able to find a suitable gift for!
We tried out the Hungry House service recently and were so impressed - the convenience of being able to order in from an app was fantastic for us, and the service was great. I would highly recommend it!
Gift vouchers are available to purchase from
4. Wine Handbag
The wine handbag makes such a fun and funky gift!
It is basically made to look like a designer handbag, but contains a bottle of wine - with the choice of cabernet sauvignon, rose or chardonnay available - and a little tap on the side so that you can discreetly pour yourself a cheeky glass!!
I can think of many friends who are fond of their tipple that this gift would be a perfect gift for, and would certainly give them a few giggles!
Available for £29.99 from
5. Scented Macaroon Purses
These cute scented macaroon purses are cute and kitsch, so perfect for anybody with a taste for that sort of thing.
They are only scented lightly so nothing too overpowering, and make a super cute little stocking filler!
Available in mint/green, chocolate/brown, strawberry/pink and orange for £8.99 from
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