Christmas Gifts Guide for Men & Women – My Family Ties

Christmas Ideas For Gifts For Men & Women

It’s only a few short weeks until Christmas day and this year I am doing a lot of my gift shopping online to save time and beat the crowds. It is always nice to have a browse for all the little things, and to find new bits and pieces that you may overlook online, so I am going to do a mixture this year and hope to stay really organised and not miss anyone out! 

It is so useful to shop for the big gifts online so you can do plenty of price comparisons (Price Runner website) it always surprises me what a huge price difference there can be between shops and with all the offers on at the moment it is really worth doing. 

I do enjoy buying thoughtful gifts for my OH and love to see his face when it is something he really wants, so I have put together a list for him and a list for her of gift ideas this Christmas. 

Transformulas  Wrinkle Block will smooth and hydrate and help diminish your fine lines with Syn-ake, a synthetic tri-peptide, which is the ingredient found in snake venom. A lovely beauty treat to give the lady in your life. This contouring and tightening cream will help to diminish fine lines and wrinkles thanks to it’s intensive ingredients.  This is a wonderful gift to give to the lady in your life if she is trying to slow down the effects of ageing with this gentle yet powerful cream.

Transformulas Wrinkle Block £36.95

 Bomb Cosmetics  If you are looking for bath bombs and candles for Christmas gifts,  then Bomb Cosmetics have plenty of treats to offer.You can opt to buy a beautifully pre-wrapped gift ready to put under the tree, filled with Christmas bath treats that smell divine.  You can also opt to buy these bath treats individually starting from as little as £2.09, just perfect for personalising a and creating the perfect gift to put under the tree.  From Cinnamon to peppermint these bath bombs will nourish and moisturise (with shea butter) your skin while  lightly scenting with the festive essential oils.
Bomb Cosmetics Santa Baby Gift Pack £12.99
Transformulas  Face contour lightening cream will help to lift define and sculpt the face, with it’s velvety texture this cream will transform your skin (take a look at the testimonials on the website) and help you achieve skin perfection this winter. 
Transformulas Face contour Tightening Cream £36.95

Invisibobble  If you haven’t heard of these innovative hair bobbles which are the snag free way of styling your hair back, then why not give them a try this Christmas?  For yourself or as a gift Invisibobble (the traceless hair ring) holds your ponytail in very firmly, and when you take it out leaves no visible mark. The Invisibobble comes in lots of different colours plus the Christmas special edition colours shown above. 
You can buy the Invisibobble from Urban Outfitters, Boots and Feel Unique.
Invisibobble Special Edition £4.00 – Urban Outfitters 
Bio Sculpture Nail Polish These nail polishes come in a variety of colours, they are free from chemicals and also not tested on animals, with the huge list of colours (130) you will be spoiled for choice.  The Bio Sculpture nail polishes would be perfect little stocking fillers for a teenage girl, and if you head to the website there are plenty more nail treats you could add.
Free Imagination Nail Polish £6.45 – Bio Sculpture Gel
Dreams Are Forever Nail Polish £6.45 – Bio Sculpture Gel
Avon Anew Clinical A – F33 Gift Set  – This is the skincare gift set for her this Christmas, treat her to the award winning sell out skincare package that will bring smiles all round on Christmas day. Containing PRO Line Corrector Treatment with A – F33 – 30 ml, PRO Line Corrector Eye Treatment with A – F33 – 15ml and PRO Line Corrector Treatment Hydrating Cream 15ml.  Avon have a special offer for Christmas on their website, if you spend over £10.00 over a selection of products you will receive a FREE youthful skin beauty bauble with your purchase, another lovely gift to put under the tree for Christmas.
Avon Anew Clinical A – F33 Gift Set £25 
Fitbit Activity and Sleep Wristband – After all the Christmas excesses it is top of everyone’s list to make a few New Year’s resolutions, and what better way to help you in the new year than with the Fitbit Flex.  It can track your activity during the day with steps, distance and calories burned and during the night it tracks your sleep quality too. 

You can set goals and track your progress to help you achieve them. The Fitbit Flex comes in a variety of colours (see above) and is iOS and Android compatible, this is the ultimate motivation for monitoring and improving your fitness for the new year. 

Fitbit Flex £79.99

Lotil Foot Cream  – A rich moisturising and very nourishing cream to soothe and hydrate your skin and help to combat the hard skin on your feet.With Rosemary extract to protect and soften and Aloe Vera to moisturise your feet will look party ready with this rich moisturising cream this Christmas.
Lotil Foot Cream £5.49  Amazon – Available from Boots, Lloyds Pharmacy, Amazon and Superliving.
Sun-kissed Everyday Glamour Palette – Contains eight bronzed and peach shades perfect for getting the sun-kissed look as an eyeshadow or as a bronzer with shades to suit any complexion. 
Sun-Kissed Everyday Glamour Palette £5.99 

Ginvera Marvel Gel & Ginvera BB Cream  

Ginvera Exfoliating Marvel Gel  Containing green tea this gentle but highly effective exfoliator will leave your skin silky smooth and help keep your skin looking shine free all day long. This is a unique exfoliating gel that you use on dry skin and then rinse off with warm water to leave your skin clean and fresh having removed all the dead skin cells.  Great for sensitive skin as it is non-abrasive and very gentle.
Ginvera Exfoliating Marvel Gel £19.95 
Ginvera BB Cream – Nude Cover  Enriched with green tea, ginseng, Chinese angelica and hyaluronic acid this BB Cream will give a natural and flawless cover, while protecting with SPF30 and hydrating all day for soft and supple skin. 
Ginvera BB Cream – Nude Cover £17.95 

Heston Blumenthal Precision Scales – If you are shopping for the food and cooking lover why not buy these Precision Scales from Heston Blumenthal? Designed for clear and accurate measurements in metric and imperial, the scales can weigh up to 5kg in weight, in easy to clean stainless steel and a slim compact design.
Heston Blumenthal Precision Scales £29.99  – Salter website
Available from Amazon or Salter
Nourish Cookery Books – If you are buying for a foodie why not have a look at the Nourish Books website, where they have a great range of cookery books that help you cook up meals to eat well and live well.  
The Vegan Cookbook will help you cook fresh, healthy meals from the inspiring vegan blogger Adele McConnell. With over 100 recipes to choose from you will come back to this cookbook again and again.
The Vegan Cookbook – Adele McConnell £14.99
Chicken by Marcus Bean – Shows you how to rediscover chicken and give you new an delicious chicken recipes to add to your family meals.  Marcus Bean a regular chef on This Morning gives you versatile and innovative recipes to try using chicken.
Chicken by Marcus Bean £20 
The Bay Tree Preserving – Emma Macdonald brings you the ultimate guide to pickling, smoking, curing and potting.  Giving you a comprehensive guide to preserving your produce to use throughout the year.
The Bay Tree Preserving – Emma Macdondald  £19.99 
Veggienomics – Nicola Graimes brings you  thrifty meat-free meals that you can cook for the whole family. Be prepared to learn how to make your leftovers last longer, to become store-cupboard savvy, how to make use of foraging in the hedgerows and to cook in bulk and freeze to plan your weekly meals.  A time saving, penny saving cookbook to give you meat free meals that are nutritious and tasty.
Veggienomics – Nicola Graimes £14.99
Revolutionary French Cooking – Daniel Galmiche, the Michelin starred chef shows you how to cook French inspired dishes in your own home.  With easy to follow instructions, tips and techniques on how to prepare French cuisine for your family, this guide will inspire you and have you cooking gastronomic French delights in no time.
Revolutionary French Cooking – Daniel Galmiche £19.99
Rokit Gel Polish Professional Kit – This fabulous kit will give you everything you need to get your nails looking fabulous and colourful for the Christmas season. For a professional looking nail polish that will last you for up to 14 days with a rock hard, high shine finish this kit will give you the salon finish every time from the comfort of your own home. A great gift idea for someone who loves to keep their nails in great condition and looking good without all the visits to the salon.  Easy to apply and to remove, and the beauty of the Rokit set is that there will be no more waiting around for your nails to dry as the LED lamp will cure the colour in 2.5 minutes, leaving you with shiny colourful nails that will last for up to two weeks. 
Rokit Gel Polish Professional Kit £99  – Debenhams 
The Rokit Gel Polish Professional Kit is available at Debenhams and Amazon 
Terry’s Chocolate Orange Sensations – Christmas wouldn’t be the same without some Terry’s Chocolate Orange and this sharing pack is ideal to put under the tree for a Christmas treat. Individually wrapped with a selection of milk chocolate, milk crispy chocolate, exploding candy, toffee crunch and dark chocolate there will be a flavour for everyone to enjoy.  
Terry’s Chocolate Orange Sensations £5.69 – on offer at Tesco for £3.00
Toblerone  – Christmas wouldn’t be complete without some chocolate treats, and this Christmas treat is no exception. Toblerone with it’s instantly recognisable triangular shape is always a favourite at Christmas time. This year  Toblerone has a new twist on the Christmas favourite, a 60g limited edition Toblerone is the perfect shape for popping under the tree, a bite sized treat perfect for Christmas day. It still has the same great taste, filled with honey and almond nougat, with Swiss chocolate.

Toblerone £1.19  
Available at Tesco for £1.00 

Available from all good supermarkets this Christmas.

Elizabeth Shaw Chocolates    
Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Crisps  –  Elizabeth Shaw have a delicious selection of Christmas chocolate treats and the Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Crisps are no exception.  The Gingerbread crisps are a combination of rich dark chocolate and Christmas spiced gingerbread honeycomb crisp.  I love to buy the classic Elizabeth Shaw mint crisps at Christmas time and these Gingerbread crisps bring a delicious alternative with the wintery spices an ideal gift for sharing with the family.
 Elizabeth Shaw Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Crisps £4.00
Avalilable at Tesco at £3.50
Available at Sainsburys £2.50 
Available at Asda £2.50
Available at Waitrose £2.91

Mini Chocolate Crackers    –  With a festive twist these Elizabeth Shaw mini chocolate crackers are a great gift idea, each of the six crackers contain two assorted flavour chocolate crisps.  What a lovely addition to the Christmas table or to put under the tree as a gift.

Elizabeth Shaw – Mini Chocolate Crackers £5.00
Available at Tesco £4.00
Assorted Crisp Gift Bag  –  A great gift idea are these gift bags containing mint or an assortment of chocolate disks with a tag and bow so you can easily put them under the tree or give as a gift. 
Elizabeth Shaw  –  Assorted Crisp Gift Bag &  Mint Crisp Gift Bag
Available at Sainsburys, Tesco’s and assorted independent stores.
If you love Elizabeth Shaw chocolates then why not head over to the Elizabeth Shaw website as they have a great Christmas competition to win chocolates, a bottle of Moet and a game of chocolate Monopoly.  

Men’s Gift Guide Ideas

Fitbit Charge  –  Your motivation to kick start the new year begins with the Fitbit Charge, an activity wristband to monitor your activity levels as well as your sleep patterns, which wirelessly connects to your smartphone (iOS and Android) The Fitbit Charge gives you the flexibility to set your goals, set your alarm, monitor your sleep patterns and also the caller ID function will show your incoming calls so you can plan your day ahead.  This is the ideal gift to put under the tree for the sporty man in your life, or to encourage the man in your life to get fit the easy way using the FitBit Charge.
Jam Rewind Wireless Speaker  – It may be small but this wireless speaker from Jam Audio has superior sound quality with it’s four speakers (2 active and 2 passive speakers).  The design is a retro 80’s style design, small in size and bluetooth enabled and will connect to up to 30 feet. You can also make sure you never miss a call,  with it’s speakerphone capability to switch seamlessly between music and calls.  It features user friendly voice prompts and an eight hour rechargeable battery life. 
Jam Rewind Wireless Speaker £79.99  Available at HMV, Game and Argos
*Available at Argos now for £49.99 saving 1/3 *

Jam Transit Bluetooth Headphones   –  The lightweight and stylish wireless headphones from Jam are ideal if you are fed up with getting your wired tangled up. Giving you the ability to answer your calls on the go with it’s integrated microphone, these headphones are bluetooth enabled and compatible with smartphones and tablets (iOS and Android) with a rechargeable battery that will give you 11 hours of music play.  The Jam Transit headphones wirelessly connect up to 30 feet, and with the superior sound and bass you can switch easily between tracks and adjust the volume effortlessly.  
Jam Transit Bluetooth Headphones £59.99 Available at HMV and Jam website

Zippo Classic  –  Zippo is a classic brand and if your OH smokes why not get him a lighter to last with a lifetime guarantee that is windproof and a chrome design.  Take a look on the Zippo website for plenty of choice and a huge array of different designs. 
Zippo Classic Street Chrome £29.95
Braun Cool Tech Electric Shaver  –   Braun’s first shaver that is specifically designed for sensitive or sensitised skin, it features unique active cooling technology to minimise skin irritation and redness. It is also waterproof and has Senso-Blade which is designed to give you the ultimate smooth shave.  The Braun Cool Tech Electric Shaver also has the cost effective and time saving feature allowing you to shave without the need for gel’s or creams.  
Read my full review of the Braun Cool Tech Electric Shaver here. 
Braun Cool Tech Electric Shaver £199.99
Available at –  Amazon £94.99
Available at – Boots £199.99 
Available at – Tesco £99.99

Gillette Fusion Pro-Glide Styler   –   Waterproof trimmer with Gillette blades and an all in one shaver and trimmer to get the precision style you want.  The Gillette Fusion has Braun engineered technology and is slim and easy to store, battery powered and the Gillette blades can be used for other Fusion products. A great gift idea for the man in your life. 
Gillette Fusion Pro-Glide Styler £20
Available at Amazon £13.31
Available at Boots £15.00
Available at Sainsburys £15.00

Accentuate    –  The game aimed at 16+ to test your knowledge on accents around the world, from Australian to Brummie.  The aim of the game is to draw a card and read out the quote in the specified accent, a great game to give as a gift for a fun Christmas party. We have all sorts of accents in our family with my OH and his family coming from New Zealand so we found this game very funny to play to try and master an accent for the other players to guess.  With 90 cards and 30 accents to act out from around the world this is the fun game that will liven up any Christmas party. 
Accentuate – The Fun Of Accents £19.99 
Available from Firebox £19.99

Avon – Elite Gentleman Untailored   –  From Avon this woody and masculine aftershave has a fresh and distinctive scent that will become a firm favourite with the man in your life. If you have a look on the Avon website it is on sale at the moment at almost half price. 
Avon – Elite Gentleman Untailored £13.00
Available from Avon now for £7.00
I hope this has given you a few ideas for your Christmas Gifts, this year I am doing most of my Christmas shopping online to make it easier without all the crowds, I hope your shopping will be as easy as mine!

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Merry Christmas!


  1. November 26, 2014 / 8:40 pm

    Thanks, some fantastic gift ideas there. x

    • January 11, 2015 / 4:22 pm

      Thank you Jayne, it's always tricky finding something different at Christmas! 🙂

  2. November 27, 2014 / 2:03 am

    The Fitbits look interesting.

    • January 11, 2015 / 4:22 pm

      They are a very good idea for tracking your activity progress 🙂

  3. November 27, 2014 / 10:44 am

    I LOVE the nail varnish colours. Great ideas, thanks.

    • January 11, 2015 / 4:24 pm

      You are very welcome Danielle , I hope they came in handy for gift ideas for you 🙂

  4. December 21, 2014 / 11:55 am

    Thanks for fantastic ideas! I was stuck on what to get my DH and this post has been a lifesaver! Merry Christmas!

    • January 11, 2015 / 4:25 pm

      Thank you so much, I am so glad that my ideas helped 🙂

  5. April 30, 2015 / 6:31 pm

    These spa gift idea would be a perfect well they can be put in a surprise gift boxes instead of a transparent container.

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