It’s that time of the year again where the big C word is creeping up on us and we've already started tucking into the mince pies – don’t be too scared though, we are here to help you with the perfect gift guide when shopping for that special loved one, your best friends, mum or anyone else scraping the list for gifts this year (don't forget about Auntie Dot).
Where to start with the never ending Christmas List
When shopping for people I like to make a little mind map of all the things they may like, whether this is from their hobbies, cuisines, countries they like to visit – I think you get the picture. I then like to find a website that can cater for all of these gift ideas, and thank god for Tiny Marketplace coming to the rescue with all the tools for a perfect Christmas.
Christmas gifts for her
Gifting for her can be varied so let's start with the special ladies in your life, like your mum or partner. We all know diamonds are a girls best friend, but I think the second best thing is anything with a sparkle or that contains the word silver or gold in the title. The eco silver stacking ring set from Just Olive Jewellery is sure to make a perfect addition to the jewellery box. Not only is it made of 100% recycled sterling silver but you get not 1 but 2 beautiful handcrafted rings, now this gift is sure to get you on Santas nice list for next Christmas.
Are the women in your life the kind that take an inch of a step out the door and feel like they're on the North Pole - if you don't get my lingo, I mean do they feel the cold easily? Lucky for you Knitting and Knots have got your heads, necks and hands covered this Christmas with their cosy range of handmade Hats, Scarves and Mittens. Made from super soft merino wool in a wide selection of colours, perfect for every occasion, season or to just wear sat on your sofa in front of the Christmas tree.
Now I know us females don't like to admit, but you can never go wrong with a bit of skincare, we all need our beauty sleep, even if it is helped along the way from a bit (*dollup) of cream to smooth out those wrinkles and hide the bags. Wild Rising are the skincare gurus and are a must have Christmas gift this year. The radiance regenerative serum will leave your skin feeling hydrated, restored and looking like you've had a well deserved good night's sleep.
Christmas gift ideas for him
Hands up if you agree that shopping for a male is harder than Santa delivering gifts to however many million kids in one night. Hmmm yeh, maybe that is a bit dramatic. But shopping for a male is quite tricky. Let's start off with the hairy family member, and no not the dog. The bamboo razor from Ecohaven's range of sustainable personal care products is a great gift for any bearded beauty or even the younger ones who are just sprouting their first chin hair. Made from bamboo and fully recyclable metal. Ecohaven have made not only thoughtful gifts for your loved ones but also for the planet.
Eco Conscious Gifts
Christmas gifts that go hand in hand with one another will make Christmas shopping that bit easier. Now, men can like a bit of beauty too and the utopia hand and body wash from Hedonist is sure to make a great addition to the shower. With notes of tobacco, oak and a dash of cognac, those male members will be smelling like they've just walked out of a speakeasy in the 1920s.
A treat for the senses
We can't forget about the cooking lovers and home chefs in the family now can we. Anyone else opt for a Christmas day curry instead of a turkey with all the trimmings? Well for those non-traditionalists out there Raw Spice have created a delicious range of exotic spices to tantalise the tastebuds of the whole family.
Cook up a storm
Christmas gift ideas for kids
The little ones have written their Christmas list and sent it to Father Christmas. Now you are facing a shopping list of 'I want a real life unicorn' or 'a life size space rocket'. Whilst these items are probably unrealistic, I have independently selected some of the best Christmas gifts that won't cost you an arm and a leg, but one that your kids will love regardless. For the really small ones, what better than to keep their little tootsies warm this festive period with baby mocassins from Wandle. Warm and breathable, these are just the gift to make anyone go 'awww'. Made with real suede and soft lambswool, let your baby feel like they are stepping on clouds.
What dreams are made of
Some of the best Christmas presents come in small packages. The North East Scribbler offers a range of non-toxic wax crayons in a variety of shapes and characters. Bring inspiration home this year by gifting the children Space Crayons to ignite a flame inside them and see their imaginations soar. These space crayons can be used in imaginative play or used to draw to their hearts content, whatever it is, Houston, we do not have a problem anymore.
Inspire and create
For those curious kids who are always asking questions about the world...look no further. A beautifully printed Children's World Map from Little Roglets, in neutral colours for boys, girls and perfect for any age range. Watch as they gasp in excitement over the colourful and friendly animal designs, much to your delight, prepare yourselves for the thousands of questions to come.
See the world
So pick up that morning cup of tea and sit back and relax because you can purchase all of these handmade items at Tiny Marketplace at the click of a button. With a huge selection of unique gifts to choose from, picking the best Christmas gifts has never been easier. Browse the full Christmas collection on our website...