By Scarlett Dixon

Whether it’s parents, grandparents, sisters, aunties, uncles or boyfriends you’ve got to buy for, the prospect of having to buy gifts to suit EVERYONE is a slightly daunting one to say the least – so to save you the hassle, we’ve come up with the ultimate Christmas gift guide, with ideas for stocking fillers, gifts that won’t break the bank and even a couple of treats for yourself!


Best friends:

If your best friend is a bit of a cocktail o’holic then you can’t do much better than a mini cocktail set, featuring not only the recipes behind some of the classics, but the mini versions of the flavourings too. With coconut syrup for the perfect Pina Colada and Passion Fruit for a juicy martini, I’m sure you’ll inspire a few new concoctions – of which you might even be invited round to try! £6.99 from

You can’t ever go wrong with a spot of pampering – and where better to choose your products than Lush? With an assortment of gift sizes to suit all budgets, they offer secret santa style presents – and mammoth gift boxes with enough pampering products to last a year. If you’re after a small treat, opt for the ‘Joy to the World’ giftset, which includes the vegan friendly dream cream body lotion and the snowcake soap. To treat your best friend a little more, go for the ‘First Snow’ set, beautifully packaged in a blue and white snowflake box, containing seven deliciously scented goodies to indulge in. £8.50 for Joy, £36.95 for First Snow from

We’ve all got a best friend with a sweet tooth, but if you’d prefer to give them something prettier than your average chocolate bar, Pandora Bell has the answer. With a varied selection of beautifully packaged handmade treats, the collection includes ‘Irish Cream Liqueur Fudge’, ‘Salted Butter Caramels’ and Cranberry Lollipops. Assorted prices from

Little girls: If the little girl you know is an aspiring beauty queen, with an interest in make-up to rival yours, then the Forest Friends trio of lip balms is an ideal present to keep both the parents and the child happy. With cute quirky packaging and a gentle pigment, Flossie Fox’s set contains a Strawberry, Cherry and Blueberry flavour. £5 from If fantastical creatures is higher on the agenda for the little girl you know – My Magical Mermaid, with a lifelike swooshy tail activated by placing her in water, is definitely your best bet. Swimming in 4 directions and with three doll variations, this makes bath-time a little bit more fun. £12 from Tobar.

If drawing, doodling and writing is of interest, Maisey and Daisy’s My Secret Diary, with invisible ink and a mini padlock is the perfect gift idea, housed in a pretty polka dot and floral book. £8.99 from WHSmith.

If bedtime is a bit of a hassle, this gift is sure to soothe that period – and be a gift well received. The Bright Light pillow is not only super cuddly and soft but it features a timed soothing light, which beats on and off and helps aid sleep. Great for packing for sleepovers – it has LED lights which do not burn or emit heat an works for 100’s of hours. £19.99 from Toys R Us and Argos.


We all want our mum’s to be pampered at Christmas, as a big ‘thank you’ for all the hard work they put in all year round. Jan Marini, a leading beauty brand in luxury skincare and beauty products have brought out the perfect gift in time for the festive season – a facial exfoliator with a gorgeously Christmassy cranberry and orange scent. Limited edition and a treat not only for the senses but skin too, this would be a fantastic stand-alone gift or as part of a ‘pampering package’ you could create for her. £51 from

A firm favourite in the world of luxury beauty, Janjira Spa have also brought out a number of festive gift-sets for that extra special present. The Thai Lime and Ginger set features a shower gel, scrub and body butter with a fresh, yet awakening fragrance. £60 from

If you’d prefer to get your mother something a little more personal, Not On The High Street offer some fantastic ideas, including a Framed ‘Word’ Photograph Print. Simply pick a word (such as ‘Mum’) choose the number of pictures correlating to the number of letters in your chosen word, and let Imagine Photowords work their magic. They even frame and mount it – ready for unwrapping on Christmas morning, and hanging up! £38.99 from Imagine Photowords at

Girlfriends: Chocolate is always a great start to any gift, but if the size of this chocoholic’s dream is anything to go by – you won’t be able to match this year’s present! In the shape of our favourite treat (a lindt chocolate), the Maxi Ball features 550g of assorted chocolates, all housed in a plastic cylinder which morphs into a bowl – perfect for sharing (although there’s no guarantee they will be shared!). £14.99 from selected supermarket retailers.

If your girlfriend is a fan of self-tanning and constructed reality shows, there’s no better gift than Sunkissed by Lucy, a beautifully bronzed gift-set featuring TOWIE’s Lucy Meck’s selections. Consisting of a self-tan mousse, a limited edition bronzer and a flared brush, it has been citied by the star herself as a ‘delicious, natural and long lasting’ tan. £9.99 from

With waves and curls appearing on the catwalk this season, there’s no better present than the Trevor Sorbie Keratin & Argan wand, perfect for creating on trend hair – without risking split ends or frazzled cuticles. Your girlfriend is guaranteed to love this – and you can be rest assured that even the most forgetful beauty addict is safe, with an automatic safety shut off feature which turns the heated wand off automatically after 30 minutes. £24.99 from Boots.

For HIM:


Mums aren’t the only ones who appreciate grooming based gifts, especially if it comes in the form of a Bronnley’s gift set. Consisting of a soap and an eau de toilette, the musky, woody fragrance is masculine yet fresh with top notes of bergamot and lemon. Housed in a very smart navy box, it’s a fail safe gift that is guaranteed to be well received. £20 from

If a DIY based gift is sure to go down a treat, you can’t get more handy than a Flexi Torch. With a 360 degree flexible head, a magnetised base (for reaching those hard to get to places) and an extendable body (upto 57cm), it’s sure to be a gift well received. £9.99 from

If the remote always seem to be going missing, much to the despair of your dad – one gift that fits into both the ‘practical’ and ‘quirky’ category is Archie the Armchair friend – weighted to stay in place on the arm of his favourite sofa and with enough pockets to hold up to three remotes, he even has a handy space for a can of beer! £11.95 from


Brothers, especially younger ones, are notoriously hard to buy for – but if you’ve got a fussy teenager on your hands, then one thing they are certain to love (and appreciate) under the Christmas tree is a wireless bluetooth speaker, in the form of a Jam Neutron. It may sound like something out of a cartoon (and it looks like one too) but it produces great quality sound and features a suction cup base which sticks to any hard surface. £19.99 from

Rubik’s cubes are a novelty in any household but if you have a challenge loving sibling – then this Rubik’s Cube Light is a unique gift guaranteed to please. With super bright illumination, a USB charger and a fully playable cube – it contains hours of fun, as well as being practical. Ideal for brothers in their twenties, or their teens! £29.99 from


Bluebeards Revenge have an extensive selection of boyfriend (or husband) ready gifts, which smell undoubtedly masculine but are of high quality and look great too! A firm favourite is the Bluebeards Revenge fragrance, a musky scented oak based scent with watermint, sandalwood and black tea. It features in this year’s Christmas gift-set, which comes complete with a shower gel too. £24.99 from

If your boyfriend is even more high maintenance than you and loves his designer toiletries, you can’t go wrong with a selection from Ted Baker. Available from Boots (and featuring in the 3 for 2 range) a couple of our favourites include the ‘On Course Ted’ with an on trend messenger bag and five hand-picked products and the ‘Race Pace Ted’ which features a hair and body wash, with a masculine sandalwood scent. £35 and £14 respectively, from Boots.


If buying as a collective, you can’t opt for a much better present than a bottle of Taylor’s Vintage Port (2009) with a beautifully crisp flavour and Portuguese ingredients. £14.99 from Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s.

If your grandparents love to cook, a cookbook a sure fire way to guarantee a smile however if you’re looking for something slightly more adventurous than ’20 easy cupcakes and cakes’ then you’ll have do your research. The Comptoir Libanais Express Cookbook features authentic Lebanese cuisine containing some really simple, but mouth-watering recipes to experiment with. £20 from

We all know and love Moonpig for their wondrous card offerings, but did you know – they also offer an abundant selection of amazing gift ideas too. If you fancy treating your grandparents to afternoon tea, from the comfort of their own home – the luxury Afternoon Tea Hamper is a fantastic solution, with Earl Grey and Fruit Punch teas and raspberry and chocolate biscuits, jams galore and champagne chocolate. £50 from

If your grandmother is famed for her sweet treat desserts, you could offer an addition to her kitchen essentials – a frozen dessert maker. Simple to use and with little manpower involved, you simply freeze your chosen fruit, chocolate and sweets before thawing slightly and popping it through the machine. Out pops your dessert! £29.98 from

And for someone new:

If there’s a baby on the way in your family, why not opt for a super special and unique gift for the new arrival, in the form of a Baby Alpaca Fox (not a real one though – this one’s handknitted). This wintery toy will look wonderful in any nursery and will provide a great buddy for baby to snuggle up to. The adorable knitted gift is tactile, robust, machine washable and can be played with from birth. £24 from

Oh and before we forget. If you love wrapping presents just as much as you love giving them (and maybe choose more exciting gift wrap then what’s inside), then you’ll love Wrap Me – a brand new company who take a selection of your favourite Instagram pictures and creates personalised wrapping paper for your presents! Prices start from £4.99 and are available from