(AD – This post is sponsored by Marks and Spencer) There are some gifts that are easy to buy and there are some that aren’t and honestly I find Secret Santa ones the hardest, you often find yourself having to buy a little gift for someone you may not know that well, maybe it’s the colleague at work you got in Kris Kindle, it could be for someone you just want to thank like the nurse who looked after you in the maternity ward or the childminder. Or is could be your brother in law or your aunt you want to get something nice for but you’re plain out of ideas – that’s why I am here and I have a huge selection
of stocking fillers or small gifts picked that should suit almost anyone, there are ideas for him, for her, for them, for kids and for babies. If you’re stuck for a gift idea I think I have you covered! For her – whether she’s a teenager or your great aunt there is something here for everyone, I mean who doesn’t like a fancy cup with their own initial on it?
Sparkle A-Z mug – this one is just the perfect gift for anyone who loves tea or coffee, ok so basically its the perfect gift for any Irish person! Gorgeous mug and a decent size for a good decent cup of tea when it’s needed!
Dipped Alphabet cup – perhaps a more subtle version of the above, also fab and understated and who doesn’t love a personalised cup!
Pixi Glow Tonic set – this is a cult favourite, it sells out frequently from any website it is stocked on and should suit the vast majority of skin types, the kit contains a tonic and a mask so it’s perfect for everyday and for a cosy night in too. Bird brooch – this is beautiful, comes nicely packaged too and would brighten up any lapel!
Knit your own slippers – I love this one but then I am partial to a bit of DIY, and I do love cosy toes!
This Works! Sleep Set – I have this spray and I swear its amazing, it doesn’t make you sleep quicker but it makes you sleep much deeper, I would normally wake at the drop of a hat but when I use this I have to be dragged from sleep, magic!
Satin Pjs – I don’t think there is ever a time when one has enough lovely pjs, there’s nothing nicer than climbing under the covers wearing satin pjs, these would make a great gift for a sister, mother or friend. For him
Mens Nuxe kit – this is a lovely set for the man in your life that cares to groom, a really sophisticated French brand you can’t go wrong.
Leather wallet – this wallet is perfect in that it is leather and it is simple, and a really good price for a good wallet, I think this would keep any man happy.
Set of Whiskey glasses – perfect for that man who likes to retire in the evenings with a glass of islay malt!
Immersive VR Viewer – very cool gift idea for the gadget lover, they can turn their phone into a 3D experience with this headset.
Handy Man Gift Set – I would actually love this myself, it has a credit card sized multi-functional tool that has a bottle opener and screw driver to name but a few
Build your own spitfire – a nice gift for the man who likes a bit of DIY. For them – these picks are perfect if you’re buying for couples or perhaps a secret santa gift, these gifts would suit men and women you just need to decide what they might like!
Keep cup – perfect for those who love coffee on the go, they come in a range of sizes and materials – my favourite is the 12oz glass one!
Champagne flutes – perfect for newly weds or lets face it perfect for any couple, it’s nice to have a set of two really fancy champagne glasses to toast those special occasions!
Retro food puzzle – ideal for those who love a night in cuddled round the fire, puzzles are a great way to pass the time over a hot chocolate and a chat.
Copper cafetiere – this is a lovely set which includes a matching cafetiere and cup set, perfect for lazy weekend mornings.
For babies and toddlers
Peter Rabbit Stacking Cubes – these are hollow and made from cardboard so perfect for the smaller ones.
Pram toy – I genuinely don’t think you could ever have enough of these type of toys for kids, great for bouncers, prams, car seats and play gyms, these would make an excellent baby gift.
Dear Zoo puzzle – this book is a firm favourite with our 2 year old so this is a great puzzle to complement what she is reading, it’s got lift the flaps too which is brilliant and it keeps it even more interesting.
Peppa Pig 4 in 1 puzzle – we have a few of these puzzles and they are great, they present a nice challenge to kids starting out, and they are so proud when they can finally do all four, good for siblings too to play together and help each other.
Pet Sounds book – these type of books are great for younger babies under a year, anything with noise is always going to hold their interest and books on animals sounds are great to encourage speech.
Bath Sieves – I think pretty much every small child is fascinated by water, these bath sieves are a great way to keep them entertained (and contained!) when they are in the bath! For kids
Kids Apron and Chefs Hat – this is fab, a great excuse to get kids involved in baking, whether its mince pies or getting them to help put the vegetables into the (cold!) pot at dinner time this is a lovely gift.
The Greatest Magic Tricks on Earth book – great for kids who are interested in playing tricks on their parents or friends, so basically any kid ha!
Paddington Big Suitcase – our 4 year old absolutely adores Paddington so this is the perfect gift for lovers of the bear from deepest darkest Peru! Paint your own dinosaur – great gift to keep kids entertained for a few hours and they can be rightly proud of what they have created in the end.
Snakes and ladders – we love this game at home, suitable from about 4 years onwards and great way to get kids into counting, and also to learn about winning and losing!
Friendship Bracelets – lovely idea for creative kids or if you were buying for sisters, this would keep them happy for ages and it’s always nice to get a creative gift. And there you go, I think this is a pretty fail safe list of presents that make the receiver one very happy bunny come Christmas. I love Christmas and the fun that goes with picking and choosing gifts, I’m actually better at giving than I am at receiving, if that makes sense but I do love an auld treat at the same time!