This article was written for Annabel & Grace, which is now part of Rest Less.
There’ll be no polite requests for receipts if you choose to give any of these handpicked Christmas gifts!
Portable espresso machine Perfectly brewed coffee on the go. Wish I’d had one of these when we stayed in an airbnb recently. £56.90 More info
Sodastream Sparkling Water Maker Machine Never a shortage of hydrating sparkling water with one of these nifty machines. Every kitchen benefits from having one – and far fewer plastic bottles! Refill gas cylinders now handily available from Sainsburys btw. £79.95 from Amazon More info
Ceramic aroma diffuser Designed to mist and infuse a room with soothing and calming essential oil fragrances. Has time settings to mist in 30 minute increments and also has colour light settings. £45 oliverbonas.com
Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser If ever there was a comfort drink, it has to be a velvety hot chocolate. This best selling machine (engineered by Dualit so you know it will last and last) is super simple to use and ensures that powdery chocolate sinking to the bottom of the mug is a thing of the past. Something the whole family can share. £99.95 Hotel Chocolat
The Little Growers Cookbook A wonderful reminder of the pure joy that children find in nature. Simple and sustainable gardening projects, recipes and weekend activities that anyone, anywhere can enjoy, even in small urban spaces, whatever the time of year. “This book brings the joy of the outdoors back home” Olivia Colman Hardback £14.99 Buy now
Photo Icons 50 landmark photographs and the fascinating stories behind them. Each one has made history or touched something so fundamentally human that they have become resonant icons. £16 at Taschen Buy now
Her Majesty – a photographic record from 1926 to today. A definitive photographic story of her public and private life that brims with tradition, history, glamour, and culture. £50 by Taschen. Buy now
Marble Run This 153-piece play set slots together and is fun to build. Wind the handle and enjoy watching the marbles run down through the twists, turns and steps before dropping into a vortex cone and racing to the finish. £19.99 at Amazon
Small London Bus and Taxi – these two will supply hours of imaginative fun. £6.50 from John Lewis
Pictionary Air: Harry Potter edition Once we used pen and paper to play this popular game, now it’s gone electronic. You draw in mid air with a wand and the picture appears on your TV. Magical. £16.99 More info
Drawing Glow Board This mess-free drawing board lets children use LED light to create exciting designs. There are 12 bright colours to use, and children can draw with the 2-in-1 stylus or their fingers. There’s a built-in holder for the pen and, best of all, the screen plays six unique songs so they can sing while they draw. Suitable for children over 3 years. £19.99 from M&S
Uniqlo recycled down jacket An elevated wardrobe staple that will be appreciated by any stylish man, whether teenager or older, from Christophe Lemaire’s Uniqlo U line. Made using 100% recycled down insulation and fabric made from 40% recycled nylon this jacket is available in four colours. £79.90 at uniqlo
Cardsafe wallet Better to be safe than sorry as the old adage goes. This wallet keeps your cash and cards secure with Cardsafe™ technology which prevents criminals from remotely accessing your card details. Bi-fold with a zip coin pouch and one snap-button compartment, featuring six card slots. Sleek mock croc detailing on the interior. Made with sustainably sourced leather. £29.50 at M&S
Arket cotton twill cap Men seem to love baseball caps and this minimalist dark blue one is from Arket. £19 arket
Studio Creator kit If you know a teenager, then it’s highly likely they’ll love you for giving them this. Everything they need for social media videos. As Annabel and I have discovered over the years, being let loose with our mobiles and a ring light has given us endless hours of fun as well as useful content for A&G. £22.99 Buy now
Organic cotton hairband Hand made organic cotton hair bows on colourful elastics. Each bow has a contrasting fabric on either side. Matching reversible face masks available. A pretty accessory to add to ponytails and buns for all ages. £6 each at Lofte Sustainable Clothing
Marc Jacobs Daisy Daze Luscious white peach and orchard blossoms, mingling to create a sense of comforting freshness. Sounds perfect as a special festive treat for a young teenager. £49.95 from Allbeauty
Before I go – have you got guests staying with you this Christmas? If so, you may like this:
Glass carafe and tumbler 100 per cent recycled glass, this carafe and matching tumbler slot together and will look great on any bedside table. Handmade by a fair trade cooperative in Bolivia. £14.95 at traidcraftshop
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