Christmas Gift Guide 2016 – Women’s

Viola Collar from The Shirt Company

For the fashion concious lady we have these fabulous collars from The Shirt Company. I think they are fun and great for dressing up a going out or the smart business outfit. This is the Viola.


Peony in Black - The Shirt Company



This collar is not quite as formal as the Viola. It’s known as the Peony. Very pretty in black. The Shirt Company really has lots of pretty shirts and tops available on their online shop.

Why not take a look and treat someone this Christmas?



Passionfruit and Lemon Curd from Scarlett & Mustard

I love all types of curds. On toast, great for using in cakes oh and my favourite – on scones with Cornish clotted cream. Yum! This passionfruit and lemon curd is amazing from Scarlett & Mustard. Fresh and zingy. A great little gift. Why not add their blackcurrent & Star Anise, Lime & Mint and Toffee Apple curds to a little gift basket?

The Book Of Everyone


A couple of weeks back I reviewed The Book of Everyone. These books really do make great personalised gifts. This one is for my husband for Christmas, but I’ve gone and ordered one for my sister as well.

I love the way they take you on a journey back in time. You can learn about the day you were born, What was the number one single, amongst other facts.

A great gift for that person you never know what to buy for them.



Grab the mistletoe and get ready to find the perfect gift for that special someone this Christmas.

Warner Bros. has the ultimate selection, whether you’re looking for him, for her, or for festive favourites to get the whole family in the Christmas spirit.

The Mad Max blu-ray anthology is perfect for some ‘Mel Gibson action’ in the early days. These films you can watch over and over again and never get bored.

Mad Max blu ray anthology


Soaps from The Wild Irish Skincare

I’m totally in love with these gorgeous 100% natural ingredient soaps from The Wild Irish Skincare. Beautiful smelling as soon as I opened the bag! This little gift set would make a wonderful present. Organic seaweed infused superior quality guest sized soap bars in different varieties.

Argan & Squalane Neck cream from Chambers & Co.


A couple of months back I reviewed some wonderful skincare creams from Chambers & Co. And now I was lucky to be sent this amazing Argan & Squalane face and neck cream. It helps with moisturising and skin regeneration all day long. Suitable for dry and normal skin.


The skincare creams I reviewed would make excellent gifts. My mum is a fan of the Aloe Vera hand balm. She has very dry skin on her hands and this has worked wonders for her. The pot really will last and last. Well worth the money!




Aloe Vera Hand Balm from Chambers & Co

In our family we love crackers. It’s one of the best parts of Christmas. But at the end there is so much waste to throw away. A great company called Keep This Cracker have come up with a genius solution – reuseable crackers! Very eco-friendly as well.  You get all the instructions with the flatpack crackers on how to make and re-use. Very simple as well. Great for popping little gifts in and using them as gift boxes. Knowing our family we will will filling ours with paper hats and jokes!

Keep This Cracker - Gift box Cracker

Product prices:

  • Mini Gift Box Crackers with monochrome designs – RRP £15.95 for a pack of 6 Mini Gift Box
  • Crackers with colour printed sleeves to personalise – RRP £7.96 for pack of 3 Mini Gift Box
  • Crackers with printed sleeves in a choice of monochrome designs – RRP £2.75 each
  • Large size Crackers with printed sleeves with geometric designs – RRP £9.95 for pack of 3
  • Large size Crackers with printed sleeves with geometric designs – RRP £19.96 for pack of 6

Wildlife and Bird Giftbox

If you know a bird lover, this gift is for them. A fabulous gift box full of 3 types of bird seed, scoop, bird feeder and a fruit feeder. The Bird Feeder gift box is a great starter box  for your garden. With each sale, a donation is also made to various wildlife charities.


Motherlylove Natural skincare for pregnancy and beyond

If you are looking for a gift for pregnant friend or family member, you can look at this natural skincare range from motherlylove. They have an exciting range of 100% pure natural oils for mums to be and beyond.

I have been using the tums and boobs stretchmark massage oil to help my few stretch marks. The footloose oil is lovely for my tired feet now I’ve started back at work and on my feet all day long. So I’ve been using them beyond pregnancy!

£10.95 for 75ml.

jar-in-postal-box Speculaas spice mix

The Speculaas Spice Company supply spice mixes from old secret Dutch family recipes. The spices are used to make traditional Dutch windmill biscuits and breakfast cakes.

A perfect gift for a baker in the family. You can also buy traditional shaped biscuit moulds with spice kits.

£10.49 for 60gimage004

SensatioNail Polish to Gel Transformer – £49.99, Boots/

Mix with ANY polish to get true Gel shine and wear. Polish to Gel Transformer offers you an innovative, at-home kit that turns any nail polish into a long-lasting, super-shiny gel polish.

Transform your favourite nail polish into a gel manicure with this Starter Kit. The SensatioNail Gel LED lamp instantly cures your manicure in 30 seconds and locks in shine. The kit includes everything you need to turn your regular polish into a smooth, smudge-free gel polish that lasts for up to 10 days. Removes easily in 5-10 minutes and will not damage nails.

A great Christmas gift for that pampering treat for a loved one.


 I’m in love with this cool CushPad. It’s perfect for those who spend a lot of time on their iPad. It’s designed to reduce the risk of developing neck strain. It will hold your iPad securely and contains two socket holes for your headphones and charger, as well as a handy storage compartment. You can take some of the stuffing out of the CushPad for the optimum cushion comfyness!

  • CushPad
    is available in lots of colours. Lightweight and easy to transport it’s Compatible with the iPad 2,3 and 4 and priced around £30


I hope this Christmas gift guide has given you some different ideas for gifts. Keep an eye out for our Kids Christmas gift guide coming soon!

Happy Christmas Shopping!


*This is a collaborated post along side items sent for review purposes for this gift guide. All my thoughts and opinions are my own as always. Prices correct at time of publishing. This post contains affiliate links


Diary of an imperfect mum


Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday
Thank you for sharing


  1. 10th November 2016 / 5:39 am

    Oooh some amazing suggestions on here!

    Thank you.


  2. 4th November 2016 / 8:10 pm

    Some lovely ideas in here – I’m just busy finishing mine off now!! #kcacols

  3. 4th November 2016 / 12:58 pm

    Love the bird food idea – very clever! #KCACOLS

  4. 4th November 2016 / 3:29 am

    I love the looks of those soaps and lotions. Great suggestions. #KCACOLS

  5. 3rd November 2016 / 11:06 pm

    Great suggestions! I love the book of everything. & the spice mix looks good – wonder if they would work well in rock cakes. #KCACOLS

  6. 3rd November 2016 / 2:59 pm

    Some nice bits in there! That iPad cushion looks pretty cool! Great guide! #KCACOLS

  7. 2nd November 2016 / 9:27 pm

    Some great ideas! I love the sounds of passion fruit and lemon curd, yum! x #KCACOLS

  8. 2nd November 2016 / 8:45 pm

    I love the bird seed gift box that’s perfect for my mum! #kcacols

  9. 2nd November 2016 / 8:28 pm

    some great ideas there! i love the book of everyone! and that cush pad looks right up my street! #giftguidelinky

  10. 2nd November 2016 / 2:56 pm

    Some lovely things here! I love the sound of toffee apple curd, and the Book of Everyone is a great idea. I also had no idea you could get reusable crackers! #kcacols

  11. 2nd November 2016 / 1:59 pm

    What a great gift guide, there’s some brilliant present ideas in there! #KCACOLS

  12. 2nd November 2016 / 11:04 am

    Some great ideas! I think I might be hinting at some one to get me the gel-nail kit! Bargain compared to what you pay in a salon!! #KCACOLS

  13. 2nd November 2016 / 10:16 am

    Great gift guide, I love the look of the crackers. It sounds perfect for our xmas table where we like to have it the same all the time (weird family traditions lol) #kcacols

  14. 2nd November 2016 / 9:09 am

    Fab list. I actually saw that Passionfruit & Lemon Curd the other day and thought it looked good! We often do the stuff you’re own crackers but I’ve never seen reusable ones before – great idea! #kcacols

  15. chocolateandwineandillbefine
    2nd November 2016 / 8:11 am

    So many lovely products! I know it was a women’s gift guide but I love the sound of that personalised book and may have to get one for my husband – he is impossible to buy for! #KCACOLS

  16. 1st November 2016 / 9:27 pm

    What a lovely guide. Thank you for sharing your ideas

  17. 1st November 2016 / 6:56 am

    PS via #KCACOLS

  18. 1st November 2016 / 6:55 am

    I’ve not heard of reusable crackers before, and I might have to check out the book for my other half!

  19. 31st October 2016 / 9:21 pm

    I sometimes think “smelliest” are a cheat gift that don’t show a lot of imagination however there are some really lovely and different ones here that I’d consider buying for family members and friends. Additionally, as someone who never knows what to buy her bro in law, that book could be the answer! #KCACOLS

  20. 31st October 2016 / 8:41 pm

    Great round up! I think I should be forwarding all of these gift guides to my husband so he has lots of inspiration for my Christmas present this year! #KCACOLS

    • Rachel
      1st November 2016 / 8:57 pm

      Thanks xx

  21. 31st October 2016 / 6:38 pm

    Somelovely things listed there. #KCACOLS

  22. 31st October 2016 / 2:05 pm

    Some brilliant tips! I love the look of the book – I’m going to look into that. Thanks for sharing! #KCACOLS

  23. 31st October 2016 / 1:46 pm

    I love finding gifts that are a bit different from the normal ones you find in the shops, those soaps are really pretty and I bet they smell good too! #kcacols

  24. 31st October 2016 / 1:01 pm

    great round up – I love finding things that are a bit different from the same old. its nice to try and find things people aren’t expecting too. those curds and jams look amazing and im loving the bird feeder :0) #KCACOLS

  25. 31st October 2016 / 11:39 am

    The crackers are exactly what I’ve been looking for! Every year i hate the waste and the kids are always disappointed with the naff presents inside. I’m going to invest in these! #KCACOLS

  26. 31st October 2016 / 10:46 am

    Some lovely and unusual gift ideas here. Thanks for sharing x #KCACOLS

  27. 30th October 2016 / 10:41 pm

    What a fab selection of gifts and all pretty good prices . We have the same lemon curd it’s amazing love it on toast In the morning #KCACOLS

  28. 30th October 2016 / 10:35 pm

    Love the idea of the Birdfeeder gift box, would be perfect for my Mum.She lives in a cottage surrounded by fields (and sheep) and get loads of birdy visitors x #kcacols

  29. 30th October 2016 / 10:18 pm

    I find Xmas shopping so stressful but these are great ideas, my family and friends say thanks x #KCACOLS

  30. 30th October 2016 / 10:04 pm

    Wow your guide covers everything!! My favourite is ‘the book of..’ I’ve seen adverts for this and wondered what it was, sounds great!

  31. 30th October 2016 / 9:17 pm

    Ohh the soaps look like my sort of thing! Thanks for sharing! x #kcacols

  32. 30th October 2016 / 8:48 pm

    Some great gift ideas, love the personalized books, I know write a few people who have everything bit not one of these! #KCACOLS

  33. 30th October 2016 / 7:48 pm

    I love the nail kit! Really want one for myself ???? #KCAKOLS

  34. 30th October 2016 / 6:54 pm

    I love these types of list, it really takes some of the stress out of thinking what to buy people, thanks:)



  35. 30th October 2016 / 6:02 pm

    Great tips about The Book of Everyone – I keep seeing that popping up on social media and have been thinking about getting it for someone for Christmas! Will do now! Thanks! #KCACOLS

  36. 30th October 2016 / 4:02 pm

    I would have loved that nail kit in my younger years. These days I’m more into the stretch mark cream. How sad that sounds! But most moms know it’s not as sad as it sounds at all. #KCACOLS

  37. 30th October 2016 / 3:13 pm

    Like that argan face and neck cream.. can’t wait for Christmas ! Will I still be saying that in 5 weeks time #kcacols

  38. 30th October 2016 / 3:13 pm

    Cracking ideas. Present season is here! Food gifts are always a winner so love the look of the curd – tried to make some once (disaster zone) so always on the look out for new makes. #kcacols

  39. 30th October 2016 / 2:30 pm

    Some great ideas here! Thanks for the inspiration. I absolutely love christmas and buying presents #kcacols

  40. 30th October 2016 / 2:14 pm

    Very nice gift ideas! Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

  41. 30th October 2016 / 1:38 pm

    I love the crackers. We usually make our own so reusable ones sound like a good idea. #KCAKOLS

  42. 30th October 2016 / 1:00 pm

    These are great gift ideas. And the passion-fruit and lemon curd….yum! #KCACOLS

  43. 30th October 2016 / 12:56 pm

    Ooooh I like the bird feeder pack – that looks like a great gift for someone I know!! Thanks for these ideas! #kcacols

  44. 30th October 2016 / 11:49 am

    Heres hoping someone in my family is checking out this post too 😉 #KCACOLS

  45. 30th October 2016 / 11:45 am

    As an avid baker that spice mix looks good. My hands could definitely do with some aloe vera balm at the moment!

  46. 30th October 2016 / 8:51 am

    Some good ideas here and I have the sensational kit and it’s fairly good although not as good as a proper gel manicure. #kcacols

  47. 30th October 2016 / 8:11 am

    The bird feeder kit looks like a lovely gift, and the perfect time of year for it, too! #KCACOLS

  48. 30th October 2016 / 7:53 am

    What great choices. I do love the idea of that lemon curd spread! How yummy does it look. I think this would make a lovely gift for a foodie. #KCACOLS

  49. 30th October 2016 / 7:23 am

    Great list! I particularly like the bird feed and chutney! #KCACOLS

  50. 30th October 2016 / 3:33 am

    What great ideas – I like the cracker! #kalcols

  51. 30th October 2016 / 1:09 am

    perfectly timed as my hubby just asked me earlier today what I’d like for Christmas! Time for me to start writing my own list. Anything that involves food normally goes down well LOL #KCACOLS

  52. 30th October 2016 / 12:56 am

    Some great ideas here, thanks for sharing! Especially like the look of the crackers! #KCACOLS

  53. 30th October 2016 / 12:48 am

    Love the book of everyone! I want to know what mine would say now! #KCACOLS

  54. 29th October 2016 / 11:35 pm

    Wow, I’m not sure I can face the Christmas shopping just yet. But you’ve done a great job compiling some original ideas. I particularly like the Christmas crackers. #kcacols

  55. 29th October 2016 / 10:47 pm

    I love the look of the natural soaps, they look and I am sure smell lovely.

  56. 29th October 2016 / 10:41 pm

    Interesting gift guide! Passionfruit & lemon curd soundd quite nice x #KCACOLS

  57. 29th October 2016 / 10:28 pm

    Love those crackers Rachel. Some great ideas here and a lovely review for all of them. #KCACOLS

  58. 29th October 2016 / 10:10 pm

    Some interesting ideas in here. thanks. Pen x #KCACOLS

  59. 29th October 2016 / 1:59 pm

    Thanks for all the great ideas! I like the skincare stuff especially, definitely going on my list. #GiftGuideLinky

  60. 29th October 2016 / 9:25 am

    I always make up my own crackers at Christmas, that way everyone gets something they will actually use. I usually put a photo magnet or keyring in for the grandparents, can’t go wrong with anything with photos of the kids on! Thanks for linking up to the #GiftGuideLinky

  61. 28th October 2016 / 8:04 am

    Really cool ideas! My mum would love the bird feeding one and I could have really done with the stretchmark one last year! #ablogginggoodtime

    • 1st November 2016 / 5:10 pm

      #KCACOLS I have an addiction with collars!

  62. 28th October 2016 / 12:05 am

    Lovely Gift Guide some great ideas in there, thanks for sharing #ablogginggoodtime

  63. 27th October 2016 / 7:40 pm

    Did someone mention Christmas? I haven’t even thought about it yet…I’m not sure I’ve realised the summer is over? #ablogginggoodtime

  64. 27th October 2016 / 7:09 pm

    Oh we love speculaas and although we eat the cookies all year round (my son loves them) they are a real festive season treat. When I was pregnant they helped my morning sickness. I had a packed on my desk at school! Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime

  65. 26th October 2016 / 7:36 pm

    Great ideas. I do like the sound of the passionfruit and lemon curd x

    • Rachel
      26th October 2016 / 7:44 pm

      Thanks, Yes the passionfruit curd is delish! xx

  66. 26th October 2016 / 3:28 pm

    There’s plenty of good gift ideas here. Thank you for sharing!

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