Christmas Gift Guide: 14 October issue

OK, OK I know it’s ages until Christmas but we thought it was a good idea to start our Xmas gift ideas guide today. Why? Because I have been thinking about the Big Day and how I’m going to make it affordable. None of us want the stress of festive overspending hanging over us as we enter 2023.

Perhaps ignore these gift ideas for the time being if you are happier to have a spending splurge in December. When you are ready to tackle your festive shopping simply type Christmas Gift Guide into the Search bar (top right on any page of this website) and all our gift ideas will pop up.

Emma Bridgewater: two lovely pieces of china celebrating our late and much missed Queen Elizabeth. Marmalade plate from £20 and Mug from £23 (both can be personalised)

Hersey & Son: Silver plated wine bottle holder £49 and Silver Lucky Sixpence Keepsake £27 (can be engraved on the reverse)

Kettlewell Colours: versatile and colourful infinity scarf £36 available in a wide selection of uplifting colourways and their new suede belt £89

Mimosa Baby: Really lovely ruched headbands for children and adults in a wonderful range of Liberty print fabrics. From £10. Check out their website for more handcrafted clothing, gifts & accessories for babies, children and women.

Silver Pink: Long feminine and floaty Pansy scarf in merino wool and silk mix £59 and cashmere tunic jumper in Morello £195. Use code A&G10 for 10% discount.

Amazon: Just One Pan: Over 100 easy and creative recipes for home cooking This is one of the best cookbooks I own and I often give it as a gift. “Truly delicious. Ten stars” India Knight £16.99

A unique pad portrait of your, or a friend’s house. Something to treasure. Read more about this wonderfully personalised gift here. Or Email Lucie Conoley for more details.

M&S: pure silk pillowcase, a luxurious treat which helps to reduce friction on hair and delicate facial skin. Not sure I know any woman who wouldn’t appreciate one of these! Available in nine colours £29.50

Lensrappa: A simple idea that works well. Slim leather glasses case with a protective lining and magnetic clasp that wrap and hold spex safely. Available in 9 fab colours and presented in a smart Dundas & Burgun box, they would make a brilliant gift for a man or a woman. £23. Rather stylish don’t you think?

We’ll be coming up with more thoughtful Christmas gifts in a couple of weeks. Happy festive shopping!

Lots of other great products that we’ve tried and can happily recommend as being great value for money can be found in our Lifestyle Essentials category on this site.