Grace’s Last Chance Festive Gift Ideas

OK, hands up all those of you who are now in a teeny bit of a panic because the 25th is now looming large? It’s a busy time of year for so many of us and, as ever, Annabel and I are here to lend a helping hand. In this instance, it’s more unusually good festive gift ideas that your recipients will really appreciate – and which you can buy online with ease…

THE CHIN DICTIONARY The best selling, incredibly funny guide to the English upper classes. The perfect book for any downstairs loo, the pouffe in your drawing room, or the pouffe in your other drawing room. 200+ pages of entries and illustrations for chins: a demographic who haven’t moved house since 1066 and think meritocracy is a nightclub in Hull. A beautifully designed hardback £18 Buy now

BONSAI KIT A DIY starter kit that could easily start a passion for the art of bonsai. £12.99 at amazon

MAGIC CREAM This one is on my own Christmas wish list – I know I shouldn’t fall for the words “Magic Cream” but, quite frankly, I have! Charlotte Tilbury seems to be the go to beauty brand for women of all ages and if so many celebs rate her, then I’d like to give what is probably her most popular product a go. Sure I’m not the only one, so this could be a welcome gift for any lucky female. From £25 at Cult Beauty

WATERMELON GLOW SLEEPING FACE MASK Designed with ingredients that really do benefit skin, this face mask incorporates watermelon extract, vitamins, antioxidants and amino acids that work together overnight to soothe the skin. A gel texture that absorbs quickly, it exfoliates and moisturises, leaving skin with a glowy look in the morning. 30ml £20.50 at Cult Beauty

RUNNING BELT with light and waterproof space for a mobile £12.99 at Amazon

A NOTEBOOK OF VALUES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE Wisdom While You Work is a 100 page notebook for young people aged 10 & up. Designed in the form of a journal, it is a guide to life’s most essential core values. It helps to build self-confidence, encourages communication, motivation & positivity, the foundations of a strong character, with space for them to write on every page. 10% off with code wisdom10 until 21 December Buy now

MASTERCLASS SUBSCRIPTION Ever wanted to learn to cook from Gordon Ramsay? How to make films from Martin Scorsese? Or get writing tips from Margaret Atwood? Masterclass puts industry titans on tap for comprehensive mentorship through their professions, with something to cater for every interest. £168 for annual membership.  masterclass.com

AESOP POST POO DROPS I bought these for my son a couple of years ago and he thought they were brilliant. In fact we all preferred this fabulous neutralising (yet delicate) fragrance!! £20 at Space NK

CBD SKINCARE KIT Ethical soothing kit comprising of a CBD hemp restoring facial oil and a moisturising skin conditioner, compiled to give skin a little extra glow and TLC. Made with natural-origin CBD, this two-step kit makes an easy addition to any skincare routine. £40 at The Body Shop

PILL-O-PAD If you know anyone who loves watching a film on a tablet while tucked up in bed, this could make the perfect gift. It’s a versatile soft stand featuring a tri-ledge design for three different viewing angles for comfortable hands-free viewing whether you’re sitting or lying down. £19.95 at Amazon

GANGSTA GRANNY GAME Based of David Walliams best-selling book Gangsta Granny, this fun board game is for 2 – 4 players. £19.99 from John Lewis

MOB VEGGIE COOKBOOK Brilliant recipes to feed a crowd that is perfect for young adults. Tell the recipient to check out Mob’s TikTok for additional recipes and helpful tips. £11.45 at Amazon 

MOTHER OF PEARL EARRINGS I like the Oliver Bonas website – quite an eclectic selection of products. Think these hoop earrings are lovely. White engraved mother of pearl inlays and clear glass gems in the centre. £49.50 at Oliver Bonas

PANTONE ESPRESSO CUPS Contemporary and cool, set of 6 porcelain cups  £53.14 at Amazon

SWISS ARMY KNIFE Super useful, we should all own one of these beautifully engineered pieces, whatever age or gender we are. The Victorinox website has a host of great gifts – you could also check out the Swiss Classic Santoku knife, super versatile and loved by cooks everywhere. Browse Victorinox website

TEDDY FLEECE Perfect when the family are snuggled up watching Christmas movies – these super-cosy hooded teddy fleece blankets are available for adults and children alike. From £19.50 at Marks & Spencer

PERCY PIG T SHIRT Sustainably sourced cotton t shirt for the kids. £8 from Marks & Spencer

STYLISH JUMPER This half zip jersey comes in ten colours and this style seems to suit everyone, whether young or more mature. John Lewis are committed to having the most sustainable and traceable cashmere on the market. £125 Shop now


Lots more thoughtful festive gift ideas can be found here

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