A slightly different gift guide today! I was asked to trial some products which really lent themselves to Spoonies (Meaning the chronically ill – See Spoon Theory) this Christmas so I decided to build a whole gift guide around them and make it a self care gift guide. That doesn’t mean that this guide is only for the chronically ill, though, this is a list of gift ideas for anyone in your life who needs to rest, to take it easy. Maybe it is someone who’s ill, or maybe someone who works too hard or just doesn’t know when to look after themselves – This Christmas you can give them some products to help them take the hint, to get them to slow down and put themself first.

I’ve split the guide, loosely, in to categories – I’ve got creams and other things which should help more physically, things to boost the mood, then comfort items and, finally, entertainment. So if you’re here for just one of those categories you’ll see them as you keep scrolling.

If you are a Spoonie then make sure you share this with your friends and family so they have some hints and tips for what to get you this year – Some of these are a bit obvious, but, not all of them are. I had a good time trying to think of things that could really help people this Christmas.

As with my previous gift guide I’ll mark any products that were sent to me with a *, anything else I bought myself.  And if you’re looking for a more standard Gift Guide then check out my previous post which contains a huge range of ideas for lots of types of people.

Melty Talented balm from Soap and Glory - Self Care Gift guide

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I wanted to do a Christmas gift guide, this year, that has ideas that cover most types of people in all families. Of course I won’t be able to include everyone (there’s less ideas for men because I really struggle to buy for the men in my life haha) but this is a pretty good all rounder which should, hopefully, be able to inspire people in a variety of ways.

This post contains products that we were sent to try out as well as products I’ve bought myself and really love – I’ll mark anything we were sent with a * for simplicity.

A collection of baby bath products from frezyderm - Christmas gift guide

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We’re half way through November so I think we have to start accepting that Christmas is well on the way – I’m nearly done writing my Christmas posts for you all and I can’t wait to show you what things I’ve got to recommend this festive season. But before we get in to all of that I have a £150 Christmas Hamper giveaway for you! That’s right, £150. And what better way is there to kick off festive season than with trying to win something that’ll brighten your day quite like that. I am collaborating with a host of lovely bloggers in order to give you the best prize possible, if you see below you’ll see who everyone is. But, on to the hamper.

The prize is this John Lewis Hamper (click the link to see) which contains two bottles of prosecco, Christmas crackers, biscuits of all types, crackers, coffee, fudge and more! Honestly you need to see it to see how amazing it is, but that wonderful £150 value should give you some idea. So, on to the giveaway.


Christmas is coming at us perhaps more quickly than we would like to admit, but that’s OK, all the festive cheer is on its way and to help you get into the mood for a big Christmas celebration, myself and a whole host of lovely bloggers have teamed up together to help you win a hamper full to the brim with goodies.

So who has teamed up to bring to you this Christmas Hamper Giveaway :

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I’ve got a rather lovely Wilko haul to share with you today – I had one item, in particular, that I wanted to order but once I got on the website I just kept finding more and more. I love the bargains you can find on sites like Wilko, plus the variety of products you can get, and you can be sure I got a big variety in this haul.

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I haven’t got my Degustabox in the longest time – I subscribed last year (I haven’t collaborated with them in a long time), I think, but my old card expired and, so, my boxes stopped and I only just got back around to sorting it out. This is the October box, I’m sorry it’s so late in the month but I only just got it based on when I re-started my subscription. Still, this should give you a good idea of what the contents can be like to help you decide whether or not to sign up for a future month.

If you do decide to sign up then I have a referral link which will get you £7 off your first box, and will get me points towards a free box. This isn’t a special blogger thing, it’s just the standard referral link that all customers get – https://www.degustabox.com/en/register/ref/LAURAG-82E3

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