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Our Favourite Christmas Gift Ideas for Loved Ones

You might be organised and have the presents wrapped and ready to go already. But just in case you haven't, we've found some gorgeous gift ideas your family will love


Whether you're looking for stocking fillers or something more substantial, we've checked out the cutest gift ideas on the web for those who are in need of something a little bit special.

These gifts are chosen with both adults and children in mind, although some of them are so enticing that you might decide you want, say, a Cardboard Aeroplane for yourself instead of the kids...

Christmas gift ideas for children

Image courtesy of Ace&MeSwedish Moccasins

This edgier take on the traditional Swedish slipper sock has been hand-stitched and home grown, making it a great ethically-minded gift for indoor use on cold days. They're ideal for children who like to move around a lot, as an invisible ankle strap helps to keep them firmly on little feet. Soft, warm, and breathable, these slippers also come in a rather cute little shoe bag.

Buy from Ace&Me

Cardboard Aeroplane

Image courtesy of PaperpodThe Paperpod Cardboard Aeroplane is a great resource to encourage role-play and stimulate your child's imagination. It's perfect for aspiring pilots (or those who are just very creative), as it can be decorated to any owner's design. Watch in awe as your children take off into the skies to climb, dive and loop the loop!

Buy from Paperpod

Wooden Biscuit Counting Game

Image courtesy of notonthehighstreet.comWe love the look of this wooden biscuit counting game - it's a pretty little treat for children who like to host pretend tea parties, and a fun educational tool for those who need a little help with their counting skills.

Each biscuit is numbered on the reverse, enabling you to introduce sums and spur your young mathematicians on.

Buy from Ella James

Hidden Message Mittens

Image courtesy of EKAThey may seem like any ordinary pair of mittens, but they are not! Your children will love showing off the heart or snowflake in the palm of their hands, or putting a smile on any sad face they come across with the smiley thumb print.

These mittens come in a range of colours, and each pair comes with a string joining them to thread through the sleeves of a jacket so they never get lost.

Buy from EKA

Make Your Own Lip Balm Kit

Image courtesy of sweetcecilys.comThis kit is the perfect gift for creative older children (and grown ups!) who like to use the most natural of ingredients. Inside the recyclable box lies everything required to make five brand new lip balms, along with labels to crown them.

Buy from Sweet Cecily's

Christmas gift ideas for grown ups

Smartphone Projector

Image courtesy of Notonthehighstreet.comA super idea for the technically-minded - turn your phone screen into the ultimate portable projector! It's designed to create intimate screenings at any time and any place, so you can set up visuals for a house party, play cartoons for the kids, or watch movies with friends.

Buy from Luckies 

Polar Whiskey Stones

Image courtesy of PolarstonesFor those looking to take their drinking experience up a notch, this set of whiskey stones brings a new twist for anyone who likes their liquids slightly iced. They make a *cool* gift for a whiskey, scotch, or bourbon lover who likes their drink temperature 'just so' without any icy dilutions.

Buy from Polar Stones

Herringbone Wool Scarf

Image courtesy of StaboThese lovely wool scarves are personalised with the recipient's name or with the message 'love from' followed by the giver's name. Keep your scarf-wearer warm and provide them with a constant reminder that they're loved.

Buy from Stabo

Personalised Letter Necklace

Image courtesy of Notonthehighstreet.comWe like how delicate this sweet little necklace is. Personalise it to include three letters of your choosing and give it as a symbolic token to show you care. Or, use it to remind someone of their initials (there's no telling what tiredness will do to you)!

Buy from Notonthehighstreet.com

Mini Sari Notebooks

Image courtesy of Paper HighThese gorgeously colourful sari-covered notebooks will add a splash of colour to anyone's thoughts, notes and to-do-lists. They're handmade and fair trade, making them a picture-perfect addition to any bag. Each notebook is unique, too, so the recipient knows they've been given something special.

Buy from Paper High

Personalised Tote Bag

Image courtesy of alphabetbags.com'Please, please, please let me go back to bed!' Sound familiar? This trendy tote makes a great tongue-in-cheek gift for new parents, or anyone who is rather fond of their duvet. It's a resilient bag made from heavy weight cotton, with all designs screen printed on by hand.

Buy from Alphabet Bags

Hand Print Tree Poster

Image courtesy of lovethoseprints.co.ukSupplied as an unframed, bare tree trunk personalised poster print. What a beautiful way to capture a wonderfully unique, priceless moment of your children's early childhood - simply use the jumbo ink pads provided to print your child's hands, forming the branches of the tree. The personalisation underneath the poster can include anything you wish; including a child's name, a date, or a personal message.

Buy from Lovethoseprints

Personalised Grandparent Dictionary Print

Image courtesy of Coconut Grass

Make Grandparents feel very special with this personalised typographic dictionary print.

You can select a definition format in the style 'nanna', 'nanny', 'grandma', 'grandad' and so on. The first two definitions are standard as you would expect to find them in the dictionary, but the third is yours to personalise. Use your 250 characters (including spaces) to write whatever you want. It'll guarantee a smile.

Buy from Coconut Grass

Happy shopping... Whatever you end up choosing for loved ones this Christmas, just remember that it's the thought that counts!

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