Rachel’s Annual Family Christmas Gift Guide 2020

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I’m about 2 weeks earlier getting my annual family Christmas gift guide published this year. For two reasons, the first is that this blog and my freelance writing work is now my full-time job so I’m more organised. Secondly, it’s predicted that although shoppers won’t necessarily spend more this Christmas compared to 2019, many more people will be shopping online versus in-store. There could be an impact on delivery waiting times and therefore shoppers are advised to start their online shopping earlier. Hence getting my Christmas gift ideas published for you to make a start! You can still check out last year’s bumper gift guide for ideas.

Rachel's Annual Family Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Adult Gifts

In this section, you will find a mix of beautiful and useful gifts to give that someone special. All are available to buy online from the comfort of your own home.

Princess Merida Figurine

A gorgeous character from the timeless, magical world of Disney. The character-correct figurines from the Disney Showcase Collection are all designed by Enesco and available from Gift Giving All Wrapped Up. Perfect for Disney fans. Due to its delicate nature, this is a figurine, not a toy.

Annual family Christmas Gift Guide - Princess Merida - Disney Showcase Collection

Limited Edition Disney Fine Art Prints

Based on original artistic interpretations from top artists around the world, this limited edition Disney print is a truly unique and rare creation, officially licensed by Disney and sold individually by Pulse Gallery. A fine art print like this would make a beautiful gift to treasure for years to come. If you are not a Disney fan, there are Harry Potter and Star Wars prints available in limited edition collections.

All fine art prints are limited and numbered and you will be the only one in the world with that number in that edition. Everything produced by Pulse Gallery comes with a certificate of authenticity.

To buy a stunning fine art print for your loved one this Christmas, head over to Pulse Gallery.

Limited Edition Disney Fine Art Prints

Dodo Pad Planner

I have been a fan of the Dodo Pad Planners for years. I love the layout and the quirkiness. We all know that 2020 has been pretty rubbish, but we can make 2021 much better and of course, you need a fabulous planner to help organise this! It’s ideal for a family of up to five to write their appointments and lots of room for notes and scribbles. There are 8 different size formats for you to choose from to suit your needs.

You can get your very own Dodo Pad direct from their website (where they have loads of other goodies!) *Amazon or any good stationery stockists.

Use code 20PR for 10% off at dodopad.com

One Family Christmas

How about treating your mum to a warm and cosy read for Christmas. One Family Christmas by Bella Osborne is just the one.

Lottie is hosting one last big family Christmas at the home she grew up in – just like her Nana would have wanted. But when her relatives descend on the old manor house, Lottie gets more than she bargained for!

Available to buy from *Amazon

One Family Christmas by Bella Osborne

Decorate Your Home

I’m in love with this cool tropical neon love print from Ink and Drop. There are so many different ones to choose from, in all kinds of sizes to suit your needs. Cheering up the home with bright and colourful prints will surprise a loved one.

Experience Days

With Christmas at the end of the year, its always nice to have something to look forward to in the next year. This is where a gift of an experience day comes in. There is an enormous list of things to experience and do with Red Letter Days up and down the country. Even down here in Cornwall, like tickets to the Eden Project, there are a fair few choices! So why not gift your loved one something to look forward to next year?

Experience Day with Red Letter Days

German Black Forest Weather House

I adore this cute German Weather house made with wood from Cuckoo Clocks. The way it works is that when the weather is humid, the gut string inside changes its position and twists more or less. Therefore the female turns outside when it is dry and the male, when it is humid. It’s very quirky! At the moment it’s so damp and drizzly here in Cornwall I’ve yet to see the female come out!

10% discount on your Christmas purchase at https://www.cuckooclocks.com
Just enter the code “Christmas” in the Promotional code field in the shopping cart. Code valid until 20th December 2020.

German Black Forest weather house

Craft gift – DIY Crystal Art Notebook Kit

The technique is similar to painting by numbers. Each crystal art notebook design has a numbered, adhesive template. Using the magic pick up pen (included), simply lift up the coloured crystals and place them on the corresponding numbered dots. They affix instantly! The technique is relaxing and therapeutic, and the result is a beautiful piece of rhinestone art which you can keep or gift to loved ones. 

Available to buy from Craft Buddy

DIY Crystal Art Notebook Kit - Santa's List

A Year Of You

A Year of You: A Seasonal Guide to Boosting Your Brilliance is a beautifully illustrated self-care book, jam-packed with tiny ways to be kinder to yourself every week.

  • Boost your brilliance in 2021 – inspiring positivity, creativity and calm
  • Bursting with self-care activities & tips – including mindful colouring, gratitude practices, self-kindness exercises, goal setting prompts and inspiring quotes
  • Guides readers through self-care for every season – declutter your mind for spring, unlock sunny thinking for summer, stimulate senses for autumn & kickstart cosy kindness for winter

Available to buy from *Amazon from the 5th November

A Year of You

Create & Craft Kit

From personalising your tools to creating your own rubber stamps, the Create & Craft Kit offers new ways to approach your craft projects with Sugru. Included is a booklet with 16 genius ideas for your mouldable glue as well as 4 packs of the glue in black, white, grey, and red, a couple of brush tools, and a handy tin. It makes the perfect gift for someone who is creative.

Create and Craft Kit from Sugru

Secret Santa Gift?

Are you looking for a Secret Santa gift or maybe a joke present for your other half? Well, the Secret Santa Poo-Pourri edition is ideal! Great for hanging on the tree! A pure blend of cinnamon, vanilla and citrus natural essential oils.

Available to buy from Holland and Barrett

Secret Santa Poo-Pourri edition

Food and Drink

A collection of the finest foods and drinks to tickle your taste buds this Christmas.

Personalised Champagne

If you are not able to be with family or friends, you can send them a bottle of personalised champagne with your own special message from Say It With Champers to drink with you over a Zoom or Facetime call. Also ideal for having your own fun-filled celebrations at home making memories.

Personalised Champagne

Luxury Indian Spice Tin from Spice Pots

Spice Pots provide 100% natural, perfectly balanced spice blends to create quick and simple but delicious curries and other Indian-inspired food.  I absolutely love this gorgeous Luxury Indian Spice Tin gift set. The Spice Pots smell divine and Mr B made an awesome curry with them last week. There is a fabulous recipe book included jam-packed with recipes to explore.

There is a range of other gift sets to suit everyone from their website.

Spice Pots

Oppo Ice Cream Subscription

No I don’t know about you, but if I received an Ice Cream Subscription for Christmas I would be over the moon! In fact I never knew such a thing existed until I got sent a months supply from Oppo.

Created by the Oppo brothers, Oppo ice cream is smooth, indulgent, yet low in calories. You can gift 1, 2 or 3 months that will be delivered straight to the door. It’s really well packaged, no melted ice cream delivery down here to Cornwall!

You can select your 6 tubs each month and there is something for everyone. Choose from festive flavours such as Cinnamon Crunch and Maple Walnut, sample the new Caramel Chocolate Crunch or dairy-free Simply the
Zest, and tuck into much-loved favourites such as Double Salted Caramel, Vanilla Pecan Praline and Colombian Chocolate & Hazelnut.

Oppo contains 60% less calories and sugar than regular ice cream, with no compromise on taste. If you need another reason to feel good about eating ice cream, 10% of the profits will go to the NHS as a thank you.

Available from Oppo Brothers

Oppo Ice cream subscription service

Guylian Belgian Chocolates – Guylian’s Temptations

Guylian chocolates bring back childhood Christmas memories for me. Mum used to always have them under the tree, and now I always get some for us. This Temptations bag is great to share with a flavour for all.

You can get your Guylian chocolate fix from major supermarkets & Online for home delivery including Ocado and a host of specialist online retailers including Moonpig. For online exclusive Guylian products, visit www.guylian.com.

Guylian Belgian Chocolates - Guylian's Temptations

Cotswold Green No:1 – Non- alcoholic spirit

A new, all-natural, zero-calorie, non-alcoholic spirit, Cotswold Green No:1, is hand crafted and traditionally distilled using only natural botanicals, that tastes just like the real thing! Perfect for a G&T, without the hangover. With zero calories, zero sugar and no artificial flavours or sweeteners added. A classic blend of botanicals is used with juniper and citrus, delivering a smooth and clean taste just like a premium gin, but with a healthier and vegan friendly twist.

Available to buy at https://cotswold-green.com/

Cotswold Green - Non- alcoholic spirit

Popcorn Shed

We all love a foodie gift. Popcorn Shed has a delicious range of popcorn gifts for Christmas. I particularly like these Butterly Nuts popcorn gift jars, which you can reuse after.

Butterly Nuts popcorn gift jar

ToyChoc Box

The complete set of all 6 different PLAYin CHOC ToyChoc Boxes from Christmas collection in one box. You can also buy the individual boxes for stocking fillers. They contain 2 x 10g organic chocolates + 3D puzzle toy & fun facts card. The chocolate is delicious! It’s 100% organic
Dairy, Nut, Gluten, Soy & is all plastic-free.

Available to buy direct from PLAYin CHOC

ToyChoc Boxes from Christmas collection

Nutritional Ninjas Baking Box Subscription

Give the gift of helping children learn kitchen skills at home. Each month, children receive all of the pre-measured dry ingredients they’ll need to cook a tasty treat as well as recipe cards, activities and a collectible sticker. They also get access to our online cookery classes so that they can cook along with the teacher, meaning a stress-free experience for parents at home.

Prices start from just £6.99 per month and the first box is free. See  www.nutritionalninjas.co.uk for more info.

Nutritional Ninjas


We all love a few pamper beauty products for Christmas, keeps us going for the next few months!

Skincare Gift Set for Kids

The Toddle Adventure Kit brings the best selling items from Toddle into one fantastic adventure bundle! They contain natural ingredients which are great for sensitive skin and is vegan and cruelty-free.


  • Sun and Wind Balm- SPF 50
  • Dribble proof® Lip Balm- with organic oils
  • Happy Germ® Probiotic Hand Gel

Available to buy direct from Toddle

Skincare Gift Set for Kids

Arran Fragrance, Bath and Body Care

Known for its premium quality bath, body and home fragrance collections inspired by and proudly made on the Isle of Arran, for three decades, the family-run company has been creating vibrant, evocative scents from their Home Farm factory – an old dairy farm for the historic Brodick Castle. The company has grown significantly since it began as a small, family soap business, but has held true to its island heritage. 

Visit https://arran.com/ to buy.

Arran Bath and Body Care

Solid Cologne

This solid cologne is a solid wax-based cologne/aftershave. It is made with natural wax and skin-friendly cologne. Simply rub or scrape small amount of cologne and apply directly on to pulse points (hands, wrists and neck). It comes in a small sliding tin, which fits perfectly inside a pocket or bag. All the colognes in the range have the highest quality natural ingredients including Beeswax, Shea butter & Jojoba oil. which all support and protect the skin.

Alexander cologne is available to buy from Solidcologne.co.uk

solid cologne in a tin

Naturally Nurturing Hand & Body Duo

A dynamic duo of naturally-fragranced goodness to treat the body every day – available in three fabulous festive fragrances – Peppermint Cream, Pomegranate Spruce and Woodland Citrus. We received the Woodland Citrus and the smell is amazing! This set would make a wonderful gift.

Available to buy from Live in the Light. An online natural and organic lifestyle store sourcing a comprehensive collection of natural and chemical-free ranges including skincare, bodycare, colour cosmetics, hair and nail care, mother & baby, men’s grooming, home fragrance and pet care. 

Pure Anada Woodland Citrus Hand and Body Wash

Toys, Games and Puzzles

A selection of toys, games and puzzles, some we have reviewed throughout the year.

Hexbug Nano Orbit

Build your playground for the micro-robotic creatures, set them off, and then sit back and watch! They will look after themselves if they get stuck or turn over, just watch and see.

You can read our review here of the Nano Orbit and the Flash Playground set.

You can buy direct from the Hexbug website and *Amazon.

Hexbug Nano Orbit

Geomag – Confetti

The wonderful Geomag Confetti set is the perfect introduction into the world of construction and creativity.  With 83 pieces you’ll only need a few parts to create some awesome magnetic constructions. Full of vibrant colour the magnetic rods and non-magnetic and safe steel spheres come together to create a hundred of patterns, structures, and shapes. There are no limits to what you can construct!

Available to buy from *Amazon

Geomag - Confetti

Pixelo Metallic

Create beautiful colourful designs in seconds with your Pixelo electronic metallic pen. Choose your board and metallic felt-tip pen, then use your metallic Pixelo to colour it with unique dotted effects!

Available to buy from *Amazon

Pixelo Metallic from John Adams

Room on the Broom Witch

There is a wonderful range of plush toys to collect. They are all based on the
books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. We particularly love the Room on the Broom witch! Soft and very much like the character from the books. Great for young children to play with.

You can buy her from John Lewis

Room on the Broom Witch from The Gruffalo

Peppa Grow & Play

For those Peppa fans, this is a great little gift. You can Play and Grow cress with Peppa, pea shoots with George, basil with Rebecca, and red amaranth with Suzy. Then harvest the plants and enjoy in sandwiches, salads, and other recipes. It’s a MadeForMums Top 100 Xmas Toy for this year.

The Peppa Pots are designed to encourage children to plant ‘easy-to-grow’ seeds and nurture their plants while having fun playing with Peppa Pig characters. An additional growing project is included in each set for even more fun. You can also make a street with other Peppa Pig Grow & Play playsets by attaching the fence from one set to the house of another! Look out for other Peppa Pig characters in the ‘Grow & Play’ range from Interplay.

It’s a MadeForMums Top 100 Xmas Toy for this year.

Available to buy from *Amazon and other good toy stockists.

Peppa Grow & Play

Fuzzikins Ice Cream Van Bag

Decorate your Ice-Cream Van, which doubles as a bag! Complete with a cow ice-cream seller, ice-creams, menus and colouring pens, carry this sweet playset everywhere in your bag!

Fuzzikins Ice-Cream Van Bag can be designed and personalised with washable colouring pens. The playset comes with a Fuzzikins Cow ice-cream seller, flocked ice-creams and many accessories for you to colour-in and personalise. You can create, rinse and re-colour your story over and over again with Fuzzikins.

Available to buy from *Amazon and all good toy stockists.

For more toy gift ideas, check out our toy review category where you will find a vast selection, we have tried and tested throughout the year.

Ones to check out:

Cute and Useful Gifts

Getting a cute gift for a loved one is very special, even more so if it’s personalised like a few of these below.

Kids Clothes Hamper

This cute unicorn clothes hamper for kids, is the perfect addition to your child’s unicorn-themed bedroom. Lola the Unicorn Laundry Basket will stand proud in the corner of the room. Made from white flexi-felt, Lola is lightweight and has a handle on her back for easy transportation. We think she is great for storing books, toys, or other mystical whatnots! 

Kids Unicorn Clothes Hamper

Photo Blanket

A photo blanket makes for a great keepsake for a loved one, reminding them of their favourite moments in life. With a range of sizes and designs to choose from and with traditional edge stitching, you’re sure to find a blanket that they can wrap up in on those cold nights.

We love the softness, of this fleece blanket and the picture quality has come out amazing as you can see from the photo below. This photo blanket is available from ASDA Photo. It comes in various sizes and each custom printed; simply add text and your favourite images. Ours is the snowflake design in pink.

personalised photo blanket

Personalised Kids Book

I’m a huge fan of personalised children’s books, it helps them to recognise their own name and get involved with the story. This adorable Snowman book can be personalised, with the child’s name, photo, where they live as well as a friend. It’s a sweet story that would make a lovely gift to treasure.

Available to personalise and buy from Its Your Story.

Personalised Snowman book

Create your own calm: Activities to overcome children’s worries, anxiety and anger

This fabulous book sets kids on a path to becoming emotionally resilient and helps them to take practical, positive steps towards being calm and happy. It’s full of simple and practical ideas to manage stress and anxiety. Included are fun activities such as grow a pizza garden and cloud watching. Written by Becky Goddard-Hill from Family Budgeting.

Available to buy from *Amazon.

Gift Ideas For Pets

We can’t forget your furry friends at Christmas. Here are a few gift ideas!

Lily’s Kitchen Christmas Treats

Our dogs and cats are part of the family, and the Lily’s Kitchen Christmas range is full of first-of-their-kind treats and meals to make sure pets up and down the country get the place they deserve at the heart of the family Christmas.

They can join in with the build up to Christmas with their own advent calendar. Then come Christmas day, enjoy festive-inspired Christmas dinners and delicious treats!

The Lily’s Kitchen range is available direct from Lily’s Kitchen, independent pet shops, *Amazon and at selected supermarkets.

From advent calendars to turkey dinners, Lily’s Kitchen has got the ultimate festive menu to make sure your pets are part of the family this Christmas

Natural pet care range, Be:Loved

Made with 100% natural ingredients, these are the ideal products to pamper pets with. From aloe-enriched shampoo bars to antiseptic and
soothing balms for sore paws, noses and dry, cracked skin.

The Be:Loved team tested the products first on themselves, with the belief that if it is good enough for them then the Be:Loved range will certainly be good enough for our much-loved pets! The smells of the shampoo bars are amazing!

Available to buy direct here.

Natural pet care range, Be:Loved


Here is a giveaway for your to get your Christmas gift list started. A few of the items are from this years Christmas gift guides, and other items are from earlier reviews this year.

Fill in the gleam widget below to win all in this picture below.

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Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post.

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244 thoughts on “Rachel’s Annual Family Christmas Gift Guide 2020

  1. I’ve not started yet but this year I’m looking to get family and friends a gift really personal to them for example a canvas of a beloved pet or family shot and a hamper of luxury treats you wouldn’t normally buy for yourself

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