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

Beauty

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.

Contains:

  • 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 or the Gruffalo Shop.

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

Giveaway

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.

Good Luck!

Christmas Gift Guide Giveaway

COMPETITION T&C’S

The giveaway ends 11:59 PM 18th November 2020

The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered. The winner will be selected at random via gleam from all valid entries and be notified by Twitter and/or email within 7 days. The winner will have 28 days to respond with a name and address for shipping before a new winner is selected. Open to all UK entrants aged 18 or over only. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are in no way associated with the giveaways.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry’s is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties.  Please allow 28 days for delivery.

By entering the competition you agree to your first name and surname initial published on the competition widget if you are the winner.

You can find more info here on my privacy policies 

You can check out my other competitions here.

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

  2. Yes I was anxious to buy the grandchildren’s Presents as they seem to be flying off the shelves early this year, but I still have a lot more to buy for the rest of the family

  3. Yes I was anxious to buy the grandchildren’s Presents as they seem to be flying off the shelves early this year, but I still have a lot more to buy

  4. I made a start back at the start of October, but this is the first year I have started this early and mainly because it’s our first Christmas with a baby so I didn’t want there to be as much of an expense going out in one month. Some family members are really easy other will take a lot more though as to what to get them.

  5. I’ve done a little bit of shopping for my nephews (books and toys) but still have a lot to buy for the rest of my family. I think I may have a go at making some chocolate truffles as gifts 🙂

  6. I have done most of my shopping, the main presents are bought just have some stocking fillers to get for the grandchildren.

  7. i have not started the shopping yet, any other year the lists would be going around, but this year most people will be getting gift cards or money, things that are easy to post. just in case we dont get to see one another

  8. I have bought about half of them gradually over the last few months . I love this bundle you are giving away thank you for a brilliant giveaway

  9. Not started shopping for any presents yet, but started the food shop last month by adding a few non-perishable items to my basket each week.

  10. I have bought almost everything for my two-year-old, he’s really easy to shop for. Finding something for my mum, my sister and especially my boyfriend will be much trickier!

  11. I haven’t started Christmas shopping yet but I’ve asked my family to let me know what they want, hopefully they wont take too long x

  12. I am a lot further forward with my Christmas shopping than I was this time last year. However, I probably still have at least another half of the presents to buy and I certainly aren’t sure what to get everyone.

  13. I have started shopping, just a few bits at the moment. I know what my children would like but my parents, brothers & sisters and their children are a problem. The adults are really hard to buy for x

  14. I haven’t started any Christmas shopping at all yet and I’ll probably get everyone gift cards and let them all choose for themselves.

  15. Hadn’t even thought about Christmas shopping yet until I saw this. I probably wont start until December, I am one of those crazy last minute shoppers so this has certainly given me some ideas. I love the neon print by ink and drop!

    1. I’ve got presents for my kids, lego for my 6 year old. A scooter for my 4 year old and Thomas track for my 2 year old. But brought nothing for anyone else.

      All priority this year my family understand kids first 🌈❤️

  16. I’ve done the bulk of shopping for my little one (though some great ideas here!) but need to get started on the grown ups. Can’t believe it’s only a few weeks away!

  17. I have a couple of presents but I do have a list and know what I am getting for everyone, although as I now dont have a job now I am trying to buy cheap but lovely unique presents. It’s also my daughter’s birthday early Dec so I want to get that out of the way before I concentrate on Christmas.

  18. I have started today I am always last minute and I never learn I give my family a coucher then just concentrate on getting my daughter what she wants

  19. I have all of the present for my Daughters but I haven’t bought anything for anybody else yet. Need to get moving soon! 🙂

  20. I have done a little bit but still need to shop for a few friends and my fiancé – I have bought clothing and experience vouchers for my family

  21. We are almost done. I just need to get hubby something from kids and pay my sister what i owe her on things we are going halves with then finished x

  22. I haven’t started yet and with the way the situation is with COVID-19.. presents are going to be very thin on the ground this year….. our parent’s and other family members live missions away and posting them would prove too costly.

  23. I’ve bought a few stocking fillers so far. I have my daughters 21st birthday a week before Xmas so I have lots to buy yet.

  24. I haven’t started my Christmas shopping yet but I have a few ideas – a pair of trainers for my son (I just need to figure out the size), some new jeans for my sister and some slippers and an afternoon tea voucher for my mum (I just hope she picks me to take with her 🙂 as it looks fabulous)

  25. I haven’t started shopping properly yet, just have a few small stocking fillers. My children have made lists of what they would like.

  26. I’ve got bits laid away for stockings and we’re going to try and make some presents this year, seeing as we’ve got all this time at home! But I haven’t done the main buying yet.

  27. I’ve technically started it, by buying my dad a fleece jacket to wear in the garden while he’s out with his telescopes, but we gave it to him already to make good use of it! Hah! Otherwise, not started it yet! I’ve got an idea what we want to get the in-laws, but not sure what to get my mother, who also has her birthday in December! Eeep!

  28. I haven’t started my Christmas shopping, I’m always very last minute and I really don’t know what to get for anyone this year.

  29. I haven’t started yet, but I’m hoping to get most done on Thursday and Friday as I have the day off. Realised today that it needs to be done ASAP in case we are told to isolate, can’t risk last minute this year.

  30. Yes I have started. Shielding so I’m having to think outside the box this year! I know what I’m buying my parents – I’m making a food (lockdown!) hamper

  31. Lots of quality bargains out there if you shop around which has been hard during lockdown but I’m glad I started at the start of 2020 with items I bought at great value, I just got remember where I stored them? Just got couple of gifts to get so well prepared this Christmas.

  32. I have started picking some bits up for my children so I have a few things put away but I’ve still got a long way to go yet.

  33. I like to shop early for Christmas, and as non essential shops are closing for lockdown in England, I think I will shop online from small businesses.

  34. I’ve got most of my stuff already. I buy stuff throughout the year and I also buy love2shop vouchers for the food shop at Iceland. I also buy a lot of things second hand if I can. We go on holiday twice a year so I am quite frugal to avoid us missing out on that.

  35. I started earlier this year because I had a feeling we would end up in another lockdown, I’m so glad I did now. I’m not finished yet but at least I’ve started! Staying positive x

  36. I’ve no idea what I’m getting this year but I’m not worrying too much as long as I get to spend time with family and friends x

  37. I have made a start yes, I am going to give cash as a main pressie, then a little trinket or personal bit from Etsy, I have really streamlined it down though due to to reduced income xx

    1. I have completely surprised myself with my organisation this year (first time ever!) and I am nearly finished. Toys and books mainly for the kids.

  38. Not really started yet although I bought my eldest son some fun ‘dad’ pjamas today, but I don’t really count them as it was an impulse buy! I have no idea what to get anyone & really should start thinking about it.

  39. I’m afraid I started my Christmas shopping in the spring!! As soon as we entered lockdown I was very pessimistic and thought we might still be struggling by Christmas so I started looking for gifts for the kids everytime I went anywhere.

  40. I’ve started shopping a little although I usually get Halloween out of the way first (which is also my daughte daughters birthday) I know what I’m getting most people, just my grandparents are a little tricky.

    1. Got a few bits for my boys I like to start stocking fillers early and leave the big ones to later as they always change their minds.

  41. I started some shopping for my daughter this month, and I’m planning to get more next weekend so I hopefully they will arrive whilst she is at school. As for everyone else I haven’t decided what to get them yet.

    1. I shop from January to the end of October for Christmas having November and December off. I then start again in the sales.

  42. We’ve only just finished with birthdays, so we haven’t started Christmas yet, gosh, we’ll probably begin at the beginning of December, knowing me! If not later xx

  43. Yes, we started August payday, only because we cant go and do the usual shopping this year with towns being lock down, so were getting things when we see them

  44. You have some lovely ideas here. Other than for my son, who writes his list in thee summer, I hven’t a clue what to get anyone

    1. I have got all my children’s presents but family i am giving all my competition wins as prizes this year as my wardrobe is overflowing

  45. Only done a bit of food shopping,nuts, biscuits, choccies , nobody really knows what they want yet, so will have a poke around soon

  46. Been sheilding now for 7 months I have to do all my shopping online, I have a few bits in but so hard to buy everything all at once as things keep going out of stock.

  47. I started my Christmas shopping in September I know what to buy family apart from my husband who is always hard to buy for.

  48. Nope, not started and don’t know what to get so will have a good read of this post! Got most people gift experiences last year but they haven’t been able to use them because of covid!

  49. I have picked up the odd thing, but really hard to know what to get this year. Some good ideas in this competition though.

  50. No, Haven’t started yet and not really thought about it too much although the seed is firmly planted after reading this wonderful article!
    Thank you

  51. Yes I have, ive been saving weekly via the amazon saving scheme which has been a lifesaver especially this year. I have been buying things as i’ve noticed them down in price and stashing them away

  52. Yes I have just started, starring with my three girls haven’t thought about the rest of the family. Unable to work at the minute so trying to be organised as I can be.

  53. I actually started mine in September this year! I happened to spot something that was the perfect gift for my daughter, so grabbed it while it was available and fresh in my mind. I usually start about the end of October, as many of the gifts I send have to be posted overseas.

  54. I have started earlier than usual this year. I’ve got a few ideas of what to buy for people… But after reading your blog post, I’ve got even more now…. Thank you x

  55. I have made a start to the Christmas shopping, but I am nowhere near finished. I am always looking for ideas for presents because I never have a clue what to buy. That’s why I love gift guides like this plenty of inspiration.

  56. I’ve made a start this month and bought some gifts for aunts and uncles as well as books and jigaws for the kids. Next month I’ll be buying clothes for the kids and painting/crafts supplies as well as a couple more gifts for adults.

  57. Will be more difficult this year as we are not able to go out shopping- it will be online purchases. Havent really started yet but giving it lots of thought

  58. I’ve got a lot of the stuff for the kids, I have no idea what to get my husband though. I think he wants to wait for the sales for golf stuff!

  59. I’ve started buying bits and bobs, although I need to get cracking on making some presents. I have a pretty good idea of what everyone is getting

  60. We have done a little bit as it’s my sons birthday next month so it’s good to get both when shopping at the same time.

  61. My sons class are in isolation, so I have to stay on too, so I can look after him. I have ordered lots of thing online, but I really need to get organised incase we enter three tier lockdown

    1. I’ve started on the kids recently with places having half price sales on toys. No idea what to get my partner but I’m sure I’ll find something lol x

  62. Christmas is a naughty word this year, with everything happening during lock down and my wedding getting delayed, we’ve lost the little saving we managed to pull together so I’m hoping to have saved a little this and next month to be able to buy something for my son that isn’t underpants and socks!!!

    1. I’ve pick up presents anytime of the year if I think it’s something perfect for a family member. But I haven’t got the kids big presents yet as I’m not sure what they will ask Santa for (I hope it won’t be the big Lego Hogwarts castle)

  63. I’ve started Christmas shopping when I find things but for some reason I’m finding it difficult so far this year!

  64. I feel like I’ve made a good start already and I’m definitely planning to buy online mostly this year. There are some lovely ideas here!

  65. Started today as my daughter was getting some toys in the sale and I said we’d buy some of them for the grandchildren, no idea what to get everyone else though

  66. I’ve started but I’m not finished yet. We just had a huge change of plans thanks to covid so it’s upturned everything I planned on!

  67. I havnt started christmas shopping yet, no idea what to buy and dont really fancy going to the shops unless its necessary

  68. We have an extended family secret santa which is useful, but hasn’t been organised yet this year. The Grandchildren put their orders in usually, but it’s birthday before that!

  69. I’ve started! I’ve been super organised this year and as I’ve seen things I’ve either got them there and then or added them to an Amazon wishlist so I can go through and buy little bits and pieces throughout the year, when money has allowed. It’s meant that we’ve been able to spread the cost a bit better. I really want to make this year as fun and special as possible as I know it won’t be our usual type of Christmas.

  70. This is a most amazing selection. Have bought some lovely soaps for my daughters but that’s all I’ve done so far for christmas

  71. I have started shopping, I know hat I am getting for some of the family but not others, this article has given me some great ideas

  72. I have made a start with my Christmas shopping but need to get on with a bit more. I have a couple of difficult to buy for family

    1. I have ordered a couple of education gifts for my oldest boy hoping he will get loads of learning and fun from them for years to come.

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