Monday 9 November 2020

CHRISTMAS: Gift Guide for Grown Ups £20 and Under 2020

CHRISTMAS: Gift Guide for Grown Ups £20 and Under 2020
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Grown ups can be a challenge to buy for at the best of times, let along when you have the task of buying for all of your family and friends on the run up to Christmas. Whether you're on more of a budget or are looking for a smaller gift to pair with the main event, then this is the gift guide for you. Non-intentionally this has ended up being a gift guide mainly filled with edible options that will be sure to bring smiles to faces, introduce new exciting brands to loved ones and provide a variety of taste explosions at perhaps one of the most indulgent times of year. 

What was once a humble ingredient, butter is now the star of the show with POSH COW's range of seriously delicious flavoured butters. Their silky smooth butter, that quite literally melts in the mouth, is perfection on its own. However, when combined with the finest ingredients you really do have a range of butters that you won't want to stop eating. POSH COW's Smoked Sea Salt Butter pairs beautifully with freshly baked bread or melting on an English muffin for breakfast, but if you want to take it to the next level then cooking with it adds flavour like no other. I used it to make a root vegetable winter crumble by simply substituting the butter in the crumble topping with the Smoked Sea Salt Butter. It was divine and hard to resist eating the whole dish. If you have a sweeter tooth then the Blossom Honey & Cinnamon Butter is the one for you. It's like no butter you've probably ever had before with its artisan Blossom Honey from Kent and spiced cinnamon; it is a dreamy breakfast or dessert accompaniment. Spread liberally on freshly baked bread, melting over pancakes, rubbed into a fruit crumble topping, oozing on a toasted bagel...if you like these flavours then I promise you, it will be love at first taste. 
Lucinda and Crispin Clay founded Munchy Seeds in the UK in 1999 and have brought us an ever increasing, seriously moreish range of roasted seed blends ever since. Seeds can be seen as perhaps a little bland, but Munchy Seeds couldn't be more opposite. They are packed with flavour, come in a range of different packet sizes and are high in protein, as well as vitamin E and fibre. Their delicious flavour range offers both sweet and savoury, including Mega Omega, Warm Cinnamon, Salted Caramel, Sweet Chilli, Honey Roasted, Mild Chilli, Choccy Apricot, Super Berry, Choccy Ginger and Savoury Crunch. The seed blends are incredibly versatile too, whether you sprinkle them on soup, in salads, smoothies, add them to baking, top porridge or simply snack on them. The crunch and the flavour are a winning combination that will have you wanting to try more. 
Taking some 'me time' to relax and pamper is something so many of us are guilty of putting at the bottom of the priority pile, but as we take time off over Christmas there is no better time to look after yourself. Give the gift of glowing skin this Christmas with Sancturary Spa's Body Glow Duo set filled with a Body Scrub and Wet Skin Moisture Miracle. Both are in a travel-friendly size, so perfect for someone who needs to take some time to relax, enjoys travelling or needs to be introduced to the incredible Sanctuary Spa product range. 
Crunchy Popped Cheese (from £8.49 for a Variety Pack) from Cheesies 
It all started from a very simple idea - taking a block of cheese and transforming it into a crunchy popped snack. Heavenly for all the cheese lovers out there; simply pair a packet of Cheesies with a glass or wine, cool beer or sprinkle over your favourite dishes to add that all essential cheesy hit that is so delicious. There are five flavours to choose from: Red Leicester, Cheddar, Gouda, Emmental and Goats Cheese or if you simply can't choose then opt for the variety pack which contains all of the flavours to try. They are all 100% cheese, so no need for any nasty artificial flavourings or additives. They are also carb-free, high in protein, ideal for anyone on the keto diet, have no sugar, are vegetarian and gluten-free. Personally, my favourite are the Cheddar, Gouda and Red Leciester and I am utterly obsessed with them! They add a tasty crunch to salads, soups, risottos etc. or are incredibly moreish eaten on their own. If you're putting together a cheese and cracker hamper or any kind of hamper for loved ones this Christmas then Cheesies are a unique addition that will create a buzz. Use the code 'TREASURE10' for 10% off at checkout. 
Gardening is such a rewarding hobby that also allows you to enjoy the fruits of your labour, as you grow your own herbs, vegetables and/or fruit. It's also a hobby that a lot of people have taken up since we went into lockdown back in March. Spending so much more time at home has given us the chance to refresh our outdoor spaces, start growing herbs on our window cills or explore a completely new activity that can be both relaxing and rewarding. Burgon & Ball are the home of all things gardening from complete beginners all the way to experts. Their range of gardening gloves for both men and women is vast, including this beautiful Oak Leaf Poppy design. These are ultra soft, but have been made with hardwearing fabric that doesn't stiffen when it gets wet. There is extra padding in the palm of the gloves for comfort, as well as a wrist strip for a snug fit and to ensure debris doesn't get in. The genuine leather trim adds a more luxurious feel to the gloves, which is why they make such a special gift to give this Christmas. 
Standing Brass Frame 15x10cm (£9.95) from Rex London 
Display treasured moments in this antique style brass photo frame, which is a stylish addition in any room. Rex London have a whole host of different gifts for all of the family, including a range of delicate brass and glass homeware. This range includes photo frames of varying sizes, hanging mirrors, jewellery boxes and hanging photo frames, which makes choosing the perfect piece for a loved one that bit easier. You could either choose a gift to compliment their current style or introduce them to the classic brass range from Rex London with a timeless photo frame filled with their favourite photograph. 
If you've not come across Sophie Conran's range of homeware and gardening tools then you are in for a real treat. The Conran British design dynasty brings Sophie Conran's contemporary country house style to all of her products, which creates stunning well-made pieces that look stylish too. Growing your own herbs isn't just delicious, but perhaps surprisingly easy too. This Sophie Conran Herb Pots in Buttermilk has three plant pots that fit snugly inside a handy tray to make herb growing that bit easier. It allows you to conveniently move the herbs around to ensure the best sunlight or to harvest a crop. The subtle matt finish and the calming buttermilk colour compliments any kitchen and the stylish brass seal has 'Sophie Conran for Burgon & Ball' elegantly embossed in to add the finishing touch.
Munchy Seeds have got an exciting new launch this year...a Christmas Stocking! The fun red and white stocking is packed with eight mixed flavoured snack packs, as well as a recipe recipe booklet filled with inspiration. Munchy Seeds are one of the most moreish snacks I've ever had and they'd make the perfect gift for anyone who loves cooking, trying new things or wants a slightly healthier snack option for on-the-go. The variety of Munchy Seeds are also vegetarian, wheat-free and gluten-free.
Abel & Cole offer the most delicious and luxurious range of gifts, treats and recipe boxes. They proudly champion organic food, drink and household items from a range of smaller suppliers. As part of their Christmas collection this year they have a range of Gift Boxes, including The Pri-secco & Truffles Gift Box. They've paired a beautiful bottle of organic Cuvee No.25 Pri-secco with indulgent Dark Praline Truffles from Coco Loco. Pri-secco is alcohol-free making this gift box suitable for everyone, which is an added bonus. A glass of something sparkling and rich chocolate truffles are a pairing that is perfection, whether it be Christmas or any other time of year.
Mince pies are a classic and very much essential part of Christmas, so treating either yourselves or your loved ones to some seriously delicious ones makes them extra special. These luxury mince pies are handmade by The Authentic Bread Company for Abel & Cole and are filled with the most indulgent ingredients. Nestled inside each delicate all butter pastry case you'll find Herefordshire apples, dried fruit, warming spices and splashes of cognac; all topped with a festive pastry star. 
For your pets
A little extra for our furry friends - Lily's Kitchen have a gourmet range of Christmas treats for our pets, so not even they have to miss out this year!
A Christmas Day main course especially for dogs. They'll be treated to freshly prepared turkey, duck and goose with the added treat of parsnips and cranberries for all the classic festive flavours. 
A festive selection of treats that will have your furry friend filled with excitement! All of the treat are made with proper meat, natural ingredients and grain-free too. The treats you'll find inside this Gift Box are: Limited Edition Christmas Turkey Bites, Beef Mini Burgers and Duck & Venison Sausages. 
A festive cracker filled with delicious treats, all of which have been lovingly baked and filled with natural turkey, cranberries, thyme and cinnamon. These treats are also perfect for taking on dog walks, as they fit in your pocket.
The Classic Chicken Dinner is a nutritionally complete meal for your cats to enjoy with its smooth pate-like texture. It is made with 65% fresh chicken that cats will love and is made without any grains too. Lily's Kitchen also have Lovely Lamb Casserole, Poultry Pie and Hunter's Hotpot to name a few in these handy single portions or for something more festive they have Christmas Turkey and Ham Feast
I have a range of gift guides for this festive season, including Grown Ups and an Advent Calendar Guide for the Whole Family if you're in need of some more inspiration.

Which edible treat would be on your wishlist this Christmas?

Feel free to leave a comment - I love reading every single one :)

Helen x


  1. I love these ideas! Gift guide season is most definitely my favourite time of year!

    I get so much inspiration from them. My cat definitely needs a Christmas dinner!

  2. I love Sanctuary Spa - their wet skin moisture is great when you get out of the shower - might have to add that set to my Christmas list this year.

  3. I haven't had Munchy Seeds for ages, I didn't know they were still around. Off to look at what else they have!

  4. My Mom would enjoy receiving those pralines I'm sure. I'd like to try the cheddar popped cheese and the smoked sea salt butter.

  5. Oh my word, it is only the morning but I have the munchies now. So many yummy treats there and I love that there is something for the dog too! Mich x

  6. So many lovely gifts and you've got me really hungry now! I love the sound of that honey cinnamon butter especially!

  7. What a lovely gift ideas list, there are a few on here I would love for myself and found some ideas as well

  8. My folks could spend all day looking at gift guides and they are such a great source of inspiration! We especially love the Munchy Seeds, perfect for stockings and lunch boxes beyond!

  9. So many great suggestions here, thanks for sharing! Your right I definitely think adults are more difficult to buy for lol! I love the look of those gardening gloves and may have to get them for our neighbour who LOVES doing her gardening. The Cheesies sound super delicious too!

  10. WOW such a pretty gift guide and your photos are lovely. There are some fab ideas here and I love the pet gift perfect to treat our furry friends xx

  11. I do always think that foodie gifts make a great treat at Christmas, esp if they're indulgences you wouldn't normally buy yourself x

  12. These are fantastic gift ideas which are all super tasty for us and our pets and resonably priced as well. The Mince Pies from Able & Cole looks delish!

  13. Mellissa Williams11 November 2020 at 10:49

    I'd be happy to receive many of these - they're all fab ideas! Those Cheesies and the honey cinnamon butter are definitely calling my name...

  14. great selection of presents! I nearly finished all my Christmas shopping already would you believe!


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