The Bumper Christmas Gift Guide

We all know that Christmas is a time for giving – but sometimes, it can be tricky deciding what to give. Whether you’re buying a gift for the man or woman in your life, a grandchild, a couple, or even your four-legged friend, choosing the right present can be a challenge.

So, to help you out, we’ve put together this bumper Christmas gift guide. Whether you’re buying a gift for a foodie or a fitness fanatic, we’ve (hopefully!) got you covered. Here are some great Christmas present ideas to get you inspired.

Gifts for him

Three-Month Craft Beer Gift Subscription

£90 one-off payment, Hoppily.com

Most of us know a man with a passion for beer – and if you do too, why not give him a gift that will last and treat him to a Three-Month Craft Beer Gift Subscription from Hoppily? Known for specialising in small-batch beers, top-quality IPAs, and premium lagers, Hoppily delivers beers right to your door – and this subscription gift means your lucky recipient will be able to look forward to three months of beer surprises.

So if your loved one enjoys nothing better than savouring an ice-cool brew, this gift is a great way to indulge them while, at the same time, introducing them to new craft beers from independent UK breweries.

Personalised Men’s Golf Glove

£23, Not On The High Street

If you have a man in your life who loves golf, why not surprise him with this Personalised Men’s Golf Glove? With a reinforced palm patch for extra durability, this is a fun way to add a personal touch to a loved one’s favourite hobby.

With different sizes available in both left and right-handed gloves, you’re sure to find the perfect match – and if it helps him get a hole-in-one, you can take the credit!

Personalised Interest Mug

£15.99, Coopers of Stortford

There’s nothing quite as thoughtful as recognising something your loved one has close to their heart and then getting them a gift that reflects that. And with these endearing bone china mugs from Coopers of Stortford, you can do just that.

From football and fishing, to rugby and the aircraft of WW2, you can choose from a wide range of designs to perfectly reflect your loved one’s interests. What’s more, you can personalise each mug, so there will be no doubt that you’re thinking of them this holiday season.

Pure Cotton Striped Dressing Gown

£59, M&S

Why not make Christmas morning that bit cosier for a man in your life and treat him to this cosy yet stylish Autograph Striped Dressing Gown?

Made from pure cotton, the velour fabric is wonderfully soft and comforting, and the smart shawl collar ensures the wearer will always look presentable – even if he still has his pyjamas on underneath. The tie fastening guarantees comfort, and the two patch pockets make this gown as practical as it is comfortable.

Rusty Barrel Mayfair Cocktail Making Set

£45.00, Rusty Barrel

If you know a man who considers himself to be a bit of a budding mixologist, then why not get him this Cocktail Making Set from Rusty Barrel? Sleek, stylish, and sophisticated, this stainless steel set has everything a barman needs to make anything from an Old Fashioned to a Piña Colada, including a Manhattan-style shaker, a measure, a muddler, and much more.

This brilliant set even includes a recipe booklet filled with classic cocktails, so your recipient can crack on straight away with learning all the staples of mixology. And you never know…you might get a few tasty drinks out of it yourself!

Calvin Klein Eternity for Men Eau de Toilette

£36, ASOS

Maybe you’re looking to surprise the man in your life with a fresh new cologne? If so, what about the Calvin Klein Eternity for Men Eau de Toilette? Inspired by the classic 1989 fragrance Eternity for Men, this is a classic fragrance that suits men of all ages.

With top notes of sage and apple; heart notes of cypress, geranium, and nutmeg; and base notes of suede and orris root, this is a warm, clean, and earthy scent that’s utterly timeless.

Ted Baker Wallet & Cardholder Gift Set

£69, Ted Baker

If you’re shopping for a man who’s had the same wallet for decades – or it’s just looking a bit tired and grubby these days – why not help him start the year off a little more stylishly and treat him to this Ted Baker Wallet and Cardholder Gift Set

Made from supple leather, the wallet boasts a Billfold design, embossed logo detail, and features internal card and note slots. Plus, it comes with a matching cardholder with multiple compartments, and the whole set comes presented in a sleek branded box.

Gifts for her

The White Company Bath and Body Gift Set

£28, The White Company

We all deserve some me-time now and then, and a chance to really treat ourselves and enjoy a bit of pampering. So why not treat a woman in your life to this Seychelles Bath and Body Gift Set from The White Company? With the soothing scent of bergamot, bright orange, fresh coconut, and a hint of green jasmine, they’ll be transported to a tropical island every time they soak in the tub.

This wonderful gift set includes a body lotion as well as a bath and shower gel, and for all those ethical consumers out there, you can rest easy knowing that both of these products are vegetarian and free from animal testing.

Focus Essential Oil Rollerball

£6.95, ASOS

Help a woman in your life relax and focus with this Aroma Home Focus Rollerball. Infused with a 100% essential oil blend of lemon, orange, and geranium oils, this rollerball is designed to promote concentration – so it’s ideal for anyone who’s been struggling to adapt to working from home. 

All the recipient has to do is apply the oils to their pulse points, including behind the ears, neck, inner elbows, wrists, backs of knees, and ankles, and let the natural oils work their magic. This is a small gift that can have a big return.

Family Birthstone Charm Necklace

£36, Not On The High Street

There’s something really personal about receiving an item of jewellery someone has thoughtfully picked out for you – and what could be more thoughtful or personal than this Gold Family Birthstone Charm Necklace

This delicate necklace features three Swarovski crystals that are available in 12 different colours – so simply choose the colour that matches your loved ones’ birthdays. This is an especially lovely gift for new mums or grandmothers, but it’s perfect for anyone who wants to keep their family close to their heart. 

Absolute Ultimate Sleep Gift Set

£39.50, M&S

Many of us wake up in the morning feeling like we haven’t had enough sleep, and feel it shows on our faces. But with this Absolute Ultimate Sleep Gift Set from M&S, the lucky recipient will certainly look fully rested, even if they don’t feel it!

This night time beauty set contains the luxurious Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream and Sleep Oil, which promise to reduce age spots and fine lines, firm up skin, and leave the complexion looking healthier and more nourished. With this powerful anti-ageing formula, skin will look like it’s had a full eight hours’ sleep.

UGG Scuffette II Slippers

£80, Office

Feeling warm and cosy is what Christmas is all about – so why not ensure your loved one stays warm this winter with these UGG Scuffette II Slippers?

If you know someone that appreciates nothing more than warmth and comfort, then these are perfect for wearing while curling up on the sofa on chilly winter’s evenings.

These soft suede slippers are lined with sheepskin to keep toes wonderfully toasty – and the cork-infused rubber sole ensures they’re sturdy and comfy. Plus, the Scuffette II slippers are durable enough to wear to nip outside to the car or take the bins out too.

Vera Wang Signature Perfume

£63.00, Lloyds Pharmacy

If a woman in your life has been dropping hints about receiving a new fragrance this Christmas, then what about this Signature perfume by Vera Wang

Fragrances are a very individual thing, so if you’re buying a scent as a surprise, it’s usually a good idea to go for something classic – like this perfume by iconic designer Vera Wang. 

With top notes of calla lily and Bulgarian rose, heart notes of white stephanotis and gardenia, and base notes of sheer musk, this fragrance is the perfect mix of floral, woody, and fresh. This is a sophisticated scent that makes a great gift for a style-conscious woman.

Gifts for couples

Couple's Initials Engraved Legami Notebook

£12.99, Funky Pigeon

This year, many people have got into journaling or keeping a gratitude diary – so why not treat your favourite couple to a gift that encourages them to enjoy this activity together? This Couple’s Initials Engraved Legami Notebook has a soft, high-quality cover and ivory lined paper pages, and to make it that bit more special, it’s personalised with the couple’s initials. 

This Engraved Legami Notebook contains a map for the couple to plan their trips around the world, a New Year’s resolutions page, and plenty of space for writing down their hopes and dreams. This is a sweet present that focuses on the magic of shared experiences.

Mistletoe Cactus and Brass Bowl Combination

£9.99, Crocus

Kissing under the mistletoe is a Christmas tradition – but why not help your favourite couple keep the spark alive by giving them some all-year-round ‘mistletoe’?

This Brass Hanging Mistletoe Decoration is a great way for couples to inject some Christmas spirit into their home, but it also works as a beautiful and elegant decoration even when the holidays have been and gone.

Last Minute Travel Gift Card

£25–£1500, Last Minute

If you know a couple in real need of a holiday, why not help them enjoy a break with a Last Minute Travel Gift Card? With this excellent present, you can contribute however much you like to your loved one’s travels.

The best thing is that a Travel Gift Card gives the couple lots of flexibility – they can use it over the duration of the year, putting it towards flights, accommodation, or both.

Giving the gift of travel and new experiences is ideal for a couple – and they can enjoy finishing off the year dreaming of the adventures they’ll have in 2022.

Virgin Experience Days Gift Card

£1 – £500, Virgin

If you like the idea of giving the gift of experience, but a holiday isn’t suitable, then why not consider giving a couple in your life a day out they’ll never forget? You can add anywhere between £1 and £500 worth of credit to a Virgin Experience Days Gift Card for them to spend on a range of brilliant activities.

Some of the most popular include indoor skydiving, a night at a comedy club, and a three-course lunch at Gordon Ramsey’s Savoy Grill – so there truly is something for everyone. You can browse the most popular Virgin Experience Days here.

Gifts for adventurers

Regatta Two-Person Pop-Up Tent

£39.95, Regatta Great Outdoors

We might not have been able to do as much exploring as we’d have liked over the past 18 months – so why not give someone the gift of adventure this year and treat them to this Malawi 2 Pop Up Tent from Regatta?

If you have a loved one who enjoys camping, this two-person tent is an easy and effortless way to camp in style. With a pitching time of just two minutes, this tent is perfect for people who want to spend more time outside the tent exploring rather than inside – though, with a durable groundsheet, fully waterproof flysheet, and pegs for key areas, it’ll keep the recipients warm and cosy inside as well.

Great British Adventure Map

£12.00, Amazon

Many of us enjoyed staycations in 2020 and 2021, giving us a newfound appreciation for just how beautiful and diverse the UK really is. So why not continue the Great British Adventure and give someone this Great British Adventure Map?

Featuring 2,500 of GB’s most spectacular destinations, including mountains, beaches, islands, and bleak wildernesses, this map is a fun way to plan adventures big and small – and an inspiring way to plan your next holiday.

With countless ideas for places to see and things to do, this map is wonderfully busy – and hopefully, next year, your lucky recipient will be too.

Sealskinz Waterproof All Weather Gloves

£28.00,  Blacks

Don’t let freezing fingers put someone off exploring the great outdoors. These Sealskinz Waterproof All Weather Ultra Grip Gloves are the perfect way to keep your hands warm during winter, and they’re just as ideal for cyclists as they are for walkers or runners. 

The inside of these gloves is lined with microfleece for extra warmth and moisture control, and the waterproof, insulated lining will keep the cold and rain away. Because they’re so close-fitting, they allow hands plenty of flexibility and control – and if that wasn’t enough, they’re touch screen sensitive, so you don’t have to risk frostbite if you need to check your phone.

Personalised Scratch Map

£15.75, Not on the High Street

Scratch maps are great gifts for anyone in your life who’s passionate about world travel. It’s a simple yet inspiring idea; like a scratch card lottery ticket, you ‘scratch off’ the countries you visit (with the aim being to try and scratch off as many as possible).

This particular map from Not on the High Street reveals a beautifully styled up-to-date map underneath. You can also include a personal touch by adding an inspiring message along the bottom. It can be an inside joke, a famous travel-related quote, or whatever you choose.

A perfect gift for anyone with a bit of wanderlust, this map is a great way for people to document their travel progress and get excited about future trips.

Gifts for fashion lovers

Classic Woven Pure Cashmere Scarf

£59.00, Cashmere Centre

Cosy accessories like hats and scarves make for great Christmas presents because your loved ones will get plenty of wear out of them in the months to come. So if you’re looking for something like this, but with a luxury twist, then why not consider this beautiful Unisex Woven Pure Cashmere Scarf from Cashmere Centre?

These scarves are delightfully soft and will make a great present for anyone in your life. They also come in a range of colours, and the simple yet elegant style will never go out of fashion.

If these scarves aren’t for you, then why not take a look at these beautiful Pure Cashmere Hot Water Bottle Covers, also from Cashmere Centre? Their luxurious feel will make those winter nights snuggled up with your hot water bottle extra comfortable.

What’s more, right now, you can get 10% off both items. For the scarf, just use the discount code RLS35 at checkout. And for the hot water bottle covers, use RLS36.

Cambridge Satchel Company Co. 15 Inch Satchel

£190, The Cambridge Satchel Company

This beautiful leather satchel from the Cambridge Satchel Company is a great gift for any fashion lover. It’s stylish, timeless, and will feel right at home in both a casual and professional setting.

All of the satchels that The Cambridge Satchel Company offer are carefully handmade by their team of skilled makers. The 15-inch is the largest satchel they offer, but you can also enjoy this classic design in smaller sizes (and other colours).

Iphone 12/12 Pro Leather Phone Case

£55, Aspinal of London

Smart, sleek, and sophisticated, this leather phone case from Aspinal of London is the perfect accessory for any fashion lover’s phone. Hand-bound in full-grain leather, this phone case is not only slim and soft to the touch, but it’s also incredibly practical and will do a great job of protecting your phone.

What’s more, this case makes a great gift because it comes in a range of stylish colours and you can also get it personalised with the name of your recipient. Plus, luxury gift wrapping is an option too!

Gifts for foodies

Charbonnel et Walker chocolate truffles

£14.99, Charbonnel et Walker, Lakeland

If you know a foodie with a passion for chocolate and champagne, why not unite these two decadent treats and give them these Charbonnel et Walker Pink Marc De Champagne Chocolate Truffles? Made with the finest milk chocolate and infused with champagne, these handmade truffles come presented in a beautiful box and are impressive enough to serve as petit fours – if the recipient can bear to share them, of course! 

Famous for their indulgent chocolates, Charbonnel et Walker truffles were made by Royal Appointment to Her Majesty  The Queen – so if you need proof of their quality, this is it!

Connoisseur Whisky Tasting Experience Gift Set

£15, M&S

Looking for a gift for a whisky enthusiast? What about this Connoisseur Whisky Tasting Experience Gift Set from M&S? This stylish set gives the recipient a chance to sample four of M&S’s finest whiskies: Glengoyne single malt Scotch whisky, Inverglen blended malt whisky, Kenmore blended Scotch whisky, and Speyside single malt whisky.

So if you want to surprise a loved one with a bottle of their favourite spirit but can’t decide which whisky to get, why not get four? This is a great gift for any whisky connoisseur.

One month Pasta Evangelists gift subscription

£34 – £102 (dependent on portion sizes), Pasta Evangelists

Do you have a loved one who loves nothing more than digging into a bowl of pasta? If your answer’s yes, why not give them a superb start to 2022 by sending them one month’s worth of pasta with the Pasta Evangelists Gift Subscription*

When they receive this tasty gift, your favourite foodie will be able to choose their preferred pasta dishes, delivery days, and portion sizes – the only tricky bit will be choosing which mouthwatering artisan meals they want to try.

Each box contains everything they need to make restaurant-quality pasta from home – from fresh pasta to traditional Italian sauces. From wild mushroom lasagne to black truffle mac and cheese, this gift is a pasta-lover’s dream.

Mindful Chef Recipe Gift Box Card

£60, Mindful Chef

Many of us begin the new year with plans to eat more healthily – and if you have a friend or family member who’s planning on a 2022 health kick, why not make it easier for them by giving them a Mindful Chef Recipe Gift Box Card?

Mindful Chef makes it incredibly easy to cook flavorsome, healthy meals with zero food waste, and aside from containing all the ingredients you need, the boxes come with step-by-step instructions – so even rookie chefs can cook up a great meal.

With delicious and versatile meals that include plenty of vegan options, this is a fun and effortless way to encourage a loved one to have fun in the kitchen, as well as be more conscious about what they’re eating.

Papier Recipe Journal

£19.99, Papier

These Recipe Journals from Papier might be the perfect gift for any foodies you know that love to get hands-on in the kitchen. A journal like this is a great place to record all of your favourite recipes, especially if you have any family recipes that you’d like to pass down or you’ve invented any of your own.

This Recipe Journal is beautifully laid out, so you can record your ingredients, methods, as well as dietary requirements with ease. It even has some handy information on measurements and conversions, as well as a section to record your favourite restaurants and places you’d like to try.

The image above shows the beautiful ‘Hanging Fruit’ design, but you’ll find loads more on the Papier website. And by using the discount code RESTLESS20 at checkout, you can get 20% off.

Carnival Coffee Gift Subscription

£8.95 per bag, Carnival Coffee

Carnival Coffee is a London-based family business that we love here at Rest Less. They’re dedicated to roasting speciality coffee that’s full of flavour and not only do they have a wonderful story, but so does each individual blend that they offer.

With their gift subscription, the special coffee lover in your life will receive a different Carnival Coffee blend each month, complete with the story and origin of the coffee as well as tasting notes. You can choose from a three, six, and twelve-month subscription. Or, if you’d just like to buy someone a one-off gift, why not let it be the Spirit of Peace Christmas Roast, with festive notes of sugar plums, candied orange, and marzipan?

Rest Less Six Stories Mixed Wine Case

£101.94, Cambridge Wine Merchants

Earlier this year, we teamed up with Cambridge Wine Merchants to bring you the stories of six wines made by people over 50 who decided to completely change their careers and become winemakers. And with this mixed case from Cambridge Wine Merchants, you can give the wine lover in your life bottles from all six of these winemakers.

From the pure and unfettered Roussane from Domaine des Trinites, to the deep and complex Tahi wine from Domaine Treloar, this mixed case from Cambridge Wine Merchants is sure to be a treat and an inspiration for any wine lover or budding winemaker in your life. If you’d like to find out more about the wines and their stories, why not check out our article 6 delicious wines created by entrepreneurs over 50?

What’s more, you can use the discount code RestLess6 at checkout to get £20 off this great gift.

Gifts for creatives

ART essentials Mixed Media Art Set

£11.75, Art discount

Many of us have got into new hobbies this year, and if your loved one is into painting or drawing, why not treat them to this ART Essentials Mixed Media Kit? The great thing about this kit is that it contains pretty much everything you need to get creative – no matter what medium of art someone’s into.

Containing acrylic colours, coloured pencils, soft pastels, drawing pencils, brushes, charcoal pencils, blenders, drawing paper and, much more, this 69 set piece is excellent value.

Knitting for Beginners Kit

£31.99, Amazon

If you think a friend or family member would enjoy taking up knitting, then why not surprise them with this Knitting for Beginners Kit by The Knit Kit Company?

Suitable for older children as well as adults, the kit contains everything you need to knit your own cosy beanie hat: there’s a written knitting pattern, merino wool yarn, bamboo knitting needles, a tapestry needle, an instruction booklet, and even a cute bag to keep your knitting kit in.

This is a great present for anyone interested in arts and crafts – or people who just love the idea of making something personal for someone else.

Vialma Music Subscription Service

From £4.91 per month

If you have a loved one with a passion for music, then a Vialma Gift Card might be the perfect thing for them to unwrap this Christmas. Vialma is a music streaming service that specialises in Classical and Jazz genres. It has an extensive library, with playlists made by experts that are sure to take you on a thematic journey through time and space.

With Vialma, you can stay informed and learn about the history and stories behind your favourite songs. You’ll also be able to access mesmerising videos of concerts and performances.

If you want to give the gift of music this Christmas, you can choose the Jazz subscription, the Classical subscription, or you can combine the two in one, full access pass.

Gifts for sports enthusiasts

Opti Yoga Exercise Mat

£9.99, Argos

If your loved one enjoys yoga and stretching, then why not treat them to this Opti Printed 5mm Thickness Yoga Exercise Mat? This compact and foldable mat is textured, non-slip, and gives you excellent traction, whether you’re wearing trainers or in bare feet.

Even though it’s lightweight, it’s thick, padded, and durable, so you’ll be able to exercise in comfort no matter how hard the floor is. Plus, because it’s easy to clean and carry, it means they can use it in the gym without any hassle, too.

Nike Heritage Winterized Duffel Bag

£41.20, Footy.com

There aren’t many of us that don’t want to start the new year off being fit and healthy. With this in mind, why not encourage a loved one to begin the new year with some fitness-related optimism, and give them this Nike Heritage Winterized Duffel Bag?

Fully lined and roomy, with a removable shoulder strap, this is the perfect gym bag. Plus, the weather-resistant materials will keep your kit dry no matter the conditions outside.

Fitbit Inspire 2 Tracker

£82.00, Amazon

Increasing your daily step count is one of the best things you can do for your health – so this Christmas, why not show your love by giving the gift of health? The Inspire 2 Tracker from Fitbit is a brilliant way to motivate you to move more, and this slim fitness tracker measures heart rate, cardio fitness level, sleep time and quality, active minutes, and much more.

If your friend or family member is hoping to have a healthier 2022, this innovative gift can provide all the inspiration needed to live a healthier and more active life.

Gifts for home

The White Company, Winter Signature Candle

£20.00, The White Company

At Christmas, having a home that smells warm, festive, and inviting is all part of the fun, so why not treat a loved one to this candle from The White Company this holiday season?

Presented in a stylish jar that’ll look at home in any room of the house, this scent captures those wonderfully comforting smells we associate with the festive season: spicy cinnamon, rich warming clove, and zesty mandarin.

With an impressive burn time of 33 hours, this is a candle that can be enjoyed over the Christmas period and beyond, ensuring that even when it’s cold outside, inside it will always seem warm.

Ferrara Flaming Lantern

£14.99, Hillier

If someone already has all the candles they need, what about taking their lighting game to the next level and surprising them with this Ferrara Flaming Lantern?

This striking lantern makes an impressive centrepiece for any dinner or garden party, and the LED flame perfectly simulates a flickering flame – without running the risk of blowing out. 

The black vintage lace design is suitably stylish, and at night, the lantern glows with warmth. Plus, the solar light recharges in daylight and turns on automatically at dusk, bringing an amber ambiance to evenings outside.

Bloom & Wild Elephant Ear Plant

£55, Bloom & Wild

If you know a dedicated plant parent who’s always on the lookout for interesting greenery to add to their home, or someone who’d enjoy a gift with a bit of character, then why not consider this Elephant Ear Plant from Bloom and Wild?

Officially called an Alocasia Zebrina plant, this little beauty is named after two different animals: the zebra, because of its distinctive yellow and black stripes, and the elephant, due to it’s big floppy leaves.

Not only will this funky plant be a welcome addition to any room, but Bloom and Wild will deliver it (in the pot) directly to the recipient’s door. Or, if you want to give it to your loved one in person, just get it delivered to your own house.

Artfinder Gift Card

£25+, Artfinder

There’s nothing like a beautiful piece of artwork to brighten up any room of the house. So why not give your friends and family and family an Artfinder Gift Card this year? Artfinder is a great website that puts customers in touch with independent artists from all over the world.

An Artfinder Gift Card works like any other traditional gift card: you load it up with however much credit you want and then the recipient can use it to buy beautiful hand-crafted art that’s not only original, but affordable as well.

If you want to give the gift of art this year, but want to make it even more personal, then you can always pick out a piece yourself on Artfinder.

For kids & teens

Make Your Own Lip Balm Kit

£19.95, Not On The High Street

If you’re looking for a unique gift for a child or teen who’s into beauty, what about this Make Your Own Lip Balm Kit from Sweet Cecilys? Ideal for creative types too, this kit contains all the ingredients needed to make your own, all-natural gifts – which can then be kept by the recipient or given away as homemade gifts.

The kit includes shea butter, beeswax, cocoa butter, almond and calendula oil, five pots and five labels, instructions, and your chosen scent: mojito, strawberry, orange, spearmint, gin and tonic, or unscented. Everything is already measured out, so all the recipient needs to do is melt the products, mix together, fill the empty pots, and have fun designing their own personalised labels.

M&S Kids' Pom Pom Winter Hat

£7, M&S

Why not help little heads stay warm with this cute Kids’ Pom Pom Winter Hat from M&S?

The oversized pom pom on this hat makes it fun for kids to wear, and because it comes in four lovely colours (ochre, black, khaki, and navy) you can pick the shade that will suit the young wearer best.

This hat is available in ages 1 – 13 years.

Kids' Ultimate Baking Gift Set

£29.99, Lakeland

If you know an enthusiastic young baker who fancies themselves as a future contestant on The Great British Bake Off, this Ultimate Baking Gift Set is a great way to set them off on their baking journey.

Featuring 48 different pieces of baking equipment, including a rolling pin, spatula, whisk, measuring spoons, cupcake tins, cookie cutters, and loaf tins, each item is bright, colourful, and proportioned perfectly for child-sized hands.

A fun way to encourage children to get creative in the kitchen – and if you get to enjoy a few treats along the way, all the better!

No Fear Edge Junior Skates

£36, Sports Direct

Few children don’t enjoy the thrill of roller skating, so if you have a kid in your life with plenty of energy to spare, why not surprise them with these No Fear Edge Junior Skates?

The 72mm wheels and high-performance bearings ensure the wearer will be able to pick up some serious speed and power while skating, while the reinforced construction, supportive fit, and three-point securing system (hook and loop tape, lace, and a ratchet system) are all about ensuring safety. 

These roller skates make for a great gift and fun way to encourage kids to keep active in the new year.

Disney Store Arendelle Castle Playset

£65, Disney Store

Since it was released back in 2013, there haven’t been many young children who haven’t been entranced by the magic of the Frozen movie (and its 2019 sequel). If you know a child who dreams of being Anna or exploring the Kingdom of Arendelle, then this Disney Store Arendelle Castle Playset might be the perfect present.

This 18 piece set allows kids to recreate their favourite scenes from the Frozen movies, and with a folding staircase and rotating wall – not to mention lights, sounds, and plenty of glittery detail – children can let their imaginations run riot as they get creative with this fun set.

Xplora X5 Play Kid’s Smartwatch

£169.99, Amazon

From video games to iPads, we all know that kids love technology nowadays. So if you have a young child in your life that wants something with a screen this Christmas, why not consider this Smartwatch from Xplora?

The X5 Play is great because not only does it give kids everything they want out of a smartwatch, such as touchscreen controls and a built-in camera – but it also has some excellent features that adults will love too. For instance, it can send and receive calls, so parents and grandparents can get in touch with their children at any time – and you can also set a ‘safe zone’ with the GPS feature, which will tell you whether they’ve wandered a little too far.

So if you’ve got a kid in your life that’s looking for a little independence, this X5 Play Smartwatch from Xplora can be a great way to give it to them this Christmas.

Gifts for pets

Christmas Squeaky Caterpillar Dog Toy

£12, Pets At Home

Pets are members of the family too, and if you have a dog, you’re probably keen to treat your loyal pooch this year. So why not make playtime a little more fun with this Christmas Squeaky Caterpillar Dog Toy

Ideal for bigger dogs – and small dogs with big personalities – this soft and squeaky toy will stimulate your best friend’s senses and provide him or her with plenty of festive-themed entertainment.

Radiator Cat Bed

£19.99, Monster Pet Supplies

If you have a cat, you’ll know how they always gravitate to the warmest area of a room – whether that’s the radiator, a sunny patch on the floor, or your own lap. So, this Christmas, why not treat your feline friend to this Danish Design Kumfy Kradle Radiator Cat Bed?

Made from soft fleece material (with a paw print pattern, of course) this is an incredibly cosy cat bed. Just hook the bed’s hanging frame over your radiator and watch your cat curl up in warm, luxurious bliss.

A few extra ideas that we love...

MyHeritage DNA Test Kit

£39, MyHeritage

Knowing where we come from is an important part of our identities. It can help us to connect with our family members on a deeper level – and with different cultures around the world. So why not help someone find out a little more about themselves this Christmas with a MyHeritage DNA Test Kit?

With MyHeritage, all you need to do is swab your cheek and send it back to MyHeritage’s DNA testing lab. Then, after 3-4 weeks, you’ll receive your results explaining more about your ethnicity (i.e which parts of your DNA come from which parts of the world) as well as your ancestry. MyHeritage compares your DNA to the DNA of others to help you find both close and distant relatives.

Your loved ones will relish the chance to learn a little more about themselves and their history this holiday season. And right now, when you buy two or more MyHeritage DNA Test Kits, you’ll get free shipping.

Zero Waste Kit

£32.95, Wearth London

Do you have anyone in your life who’s passionate about living sustainably? If so, then this Zero Waste Kit from Battle Green will make a great present this holiday season. It comes with a range of items, including a bamboo toothbrush and toothbrush holder, a certified organic cotton string shopping bag, PETA certified natural shampoo bars, and much more.

You can also get this kit in a larger or smaller size, so if you want to treat your loved one to more organic goodies, or you’d just like to use it as a stocking filler, you have that option too. This Zero Waste Kit from Battle Green is a thoughtful gift with a positive message!

Final thoughts…

There’s a special joy in watching a loved one unwrap a gift you’ve bought them and seeing the smile on their face. But, choosing the right present can be tricky, so hopefully you’ll have got some ideas from our Christmas gift guide!

Ultimately though, Christmas is about love – and that applies to ourselves as well as to our friends and family. So this festive season, don’t forget to treat yourself too – and if that means buying one of these presents for yourself, we say go for it!

Do you have any ideas for unique Christmas present ideas? Or are you inspired by any of our suggestions? We’d love to hear about your present plans. Leave us a comment below or join the conversation on the Rest Less community.

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