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Best Christmas gifts 2023

As we approach the festive season, I’ve rounded up my ideas for the best gifts to buy this Christmas 2023. For this year I have split the gift guide into three sections:

Many of the gift ideas also have a sustainability element, which is really important to me. To accommodate smaller budgets, I’ve chosen gifts that are £40 or less.

Where possible I have included links for those who want to shop online from my list.

Best homeware Christmas gifts 2023

Kilner Smoothie Making Set

The Kilner® Smoothie Making Set makes it incredibly easy to create healthy smoothies, iced tea, juices or other cold drinks. Home-made allows you to be creative with recipes and more importantly, control the ingredients compared to shop-brought alternatives. The unique silicone splash guard design prevents spills during the blending process while the cap, screw band and straw mean you can take it with you on the go.


Progress Chocoluxe

Designed to create smooth and luxurious drinks, the Chocoluxe from Progress can make velvety hot chocolate in under 5 minutes. It offers a 300ml heating function and 150ml milk frothing. You can use dairy or plant based to create your drink. It also has a cold froth function so you can make creamy iced lattes.


Mason Cash In the Forest Leaf Platter

The beautiful leaf shaped platter is ideal for entertaining and serving delicious food and canapes. Made from durable stoneware, the platter is dishwasher and microwave safe.

RRP from £8

OXO Steel Barware

A whole host of barware to choose from by trusted brand Oxo Good Grips. Products include a Steel Single Wall Cocktail Shaker, Steel Cocktail Strainer, Steel Muddler, Steel Double Jigger and a selection of tools for preserving and decanting wine.

From £10

Mason Cash Kitchen Proofing Lid / Baking Stone

The Mason Cash Innovative Kitchen Terracotta Baking & Proving Stone has unique design features that help prove and bake perfect artisan loaves and pizzas every time. At 36.5cm long x 33cm wide x 1.5cm high the Baking Stone has a 2 in 1 function as a baking stone and eco friendly proving lid to cover dough in mixing bowls.

RRP £30

Viners Everyday Glisten Cutlery

The lovely 16 piece set has a hammered textured effect embossed on the square edged handles to bring a uniquely stylish touch to your dining table. The set includes includes 4 x dinner knives, 4 x dinner forks, 4 x tea spoons and 4 x dessert spoons packaged in a gift box so it makes an ideal gift to be wrapped and popped under the tree.


Best food and drink Christmas gifts 2023

Morueats Surprise Box

Morueats is an online Asian shop and supermarket. They have a great gift idea in their Moru surprise box which contains 16-18 items. You’ll get a blend of Asian snacks, noodles and drinks from Japan, Korea, China, Thailand and more.


Dukeshill Christmas Truffles

These luxury handmade artisan chocolate truffles are made fresh using only cream and butter and real fruits, herbs, and spices. The 16 chocolates are beautifully presented in a box tied with a striking red ribbon, while the chocolates come in stylish Christmas colours of red, white and green. The truffles are in four delicious flavours – Salted Caramel, Mediterranean Orange, Raspberry and Fresh Mint.


Ahmed Tea Kew Beyond the Leaf Baubles

Spread the joy this Christmas with Great Taste Award winning loose leaf teas from Ahmad Tea’s collaboration with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in a stylish Christmas bauble! Choose from Majestic Breakfast, Splendid Ceylon, and Elegant Earl Grey. 25g loose leaf tea bauble caddy. 

RRP £3.99

Best toys and games Christmas gifts 2023

Connetix Tiles UK 62-Piece Set

These award-winning magnetic building tiles are designed to inspire young minds and encourage open-ended play. With 62 vibrant, translucent tiles in various shapes and sizes, your child can build and construct anything they can dream of. From towering castles to futuristic spaceships, the possibilities are truly limitless. The unique magnetic design allows for easy connection, ensuring that every creation stays strong and sturdy.

RRP £65

HeyDoodle Mini Mat

HeyDoodle’s wipe-clean silicone mats are offer fun play time and time again. Children can enjoy hours of colouring, tracing, and doodling. These mats are not only fun, but also environmentally friendly, reducing paper waste and providing a sustainable way for kids to explore their artistic abilities.

Prices from £14.99


Quick-fire fun, Gabble is a frantic race against the clock to describe people, places and things for your team-mates to try and guess. The more you can describe the more you’ll score! Slip a card out of the dispenser and then score using the snappy little poppers on either side. Take on holiday or play on the move… Travel Gabble is the perfect carry out card game!


Best outdoor gifts 2023

Aquaplanet waterproof phone case

Keep your phone safe and dry with our fantastic waterproof phone case, allowing access to your device whilst on or under the water. Take selfies or film underwater without worrying about getting your phone wet with the IPX8 rated case, or losing it to the deep with the handy carry strap.


Aquaplanet paddle float

A great gift for those who love getting out on their paddle boards. The Aquaplanet paddle float keeps your paddle safe from sinking into deep water, with its thick floating foam and Aquaplanet branding. One size fits all.


Rooster 10L Roll Top Dry bag

Made from 500D PVC this simple bag offers you the easy way to take your spares, food and warmer clothing on the water. It clips around your toestrap and comes with a detachable shoulder strap. A window lets you see what you’ve packed as a handy reminder.



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