What an incredibly strange year we’ve all had. It’s been a roller coaster of a ride that’s for sure. Brits are expected to spend a total of £2.4bn this year on gifts which works out roughly £476.05 per person.
It’s no wonder that most of us want to spoil our nearest and dearest this year as we’ve not been able to make as many memories this year, something a little extra to make our loved ones feel extra special is on the cards.
MyFamilyClub have loved putting together this year’s Christmas Guide and we’ve rounded up our favourite products below.
Christmas Gift List 2020
1. Pick & Mix London
Oh my goodness! We were sent a large bag of Pick & Mix (stocking filler) and let me tell you, they lasted about 10 minutes. I was not a happy bunny with my kids at they’d swiped all of my favourites.
Our bag was packed full of cola bottles, fried eggs, jelly beans and all manner of delicious treats, some I remember well from my childhood.
The bag we received was a 500g and would make a brilliant stocking filler. I don’t know anyone whose eyes don’t light up at the words Pick & Mix.
The sweets can be ordered online and if you are based in London are delivered by Deliveroo within 20 minutes.
Brand: Pick & Mix London
2. The Whatever Pan
This pan is the perfect gift for the cooks amongst us. It is so versatile and we love the lid and shape and size of it. The Whatever Pan is a top-selling griddle pan that you can fry, grill, sear, roast and bake all in one.
Weighing only 1.2kg it’s lightweight and actually really easy to clean. I pretty much cook everything in mine, even the chicken for my rather spoiled pooch.
It’s non stick, made of high-quality-cast-aluminium and can also be popped in the oven.
Buy Now: Jean Patrique
3. Energy Dots Charm Bracelet
Made from solid silver, this is a charm bracelet with an extra twist. A lovely teardrop shape which is embossed with the seed of life on the front and carries an biodot in the back.
If you want to give someone you care about a unique gift this Christmas, one that will help to protect them from the electro magnetic radiation that is all around us. With wi-fi, smartphones, tablets, games consoles and baby monitors this perfect little charm bracelet will help give a natural energy boots to those suffering from electro-stress.
Brand: Energy Dots
4. Kids Rainbow Whale Backpack
Make a little one smile this Christmas with this colorful and extremely fun backpack inspired by the mink whales in Scotland. You can even personlise it for that extra touch. Comes in a variety of designs from whales, dragons, hedgehogs and stars.
Made from recycled plastic bottles with plenty of room for A4 size. It has a comfortable chest strap and shoulder straps so the bag doesn’t slip off when the little adventurer is bouncing around having fun. Lots of pockets to store stuff in and is even wipe clean which is very handy. Reflective strips around the bag which are great for visibility in the nights where it gets dark early.
Cost: £25.00 and personalization is an extra £5.00
5. Marine Miracle Cream
We love this cream. Oh my goodness, smells so lovely and is packed full of enriching vitamins and minerals from marine algae, giant sea kelp and sea salts extracts to vitamin c & e. The Marine Miracle Cream is a really lovely day and night cream that leaves your skin feeling refreshed and smoother in a just a few weeks. Helps with fine lines and wrinkles and gives the skin a boost with collagen.
A wonderful gift for a lucky lady.
6. The Tower Bridge Cat
Winner of the best children’s publication, The Tower Bridge Cat is such a wonderful tale of Bella the Cat who notices something terrible about to happen as the tower bridge opens and the crowds gather to see the queen. Bella has to save the day. Beautifully illustrated and detailed with the iconic scene of Tower Bridge. Little kids will love reading and learning about all the different people Bella meets on her heroic journey.
Check out Bella as she heads off on another adventure, The Tower Bridge Cat and the Baby Whale.
Brand: Tower Bridge
7. Confident? Family Board Game
Extremely fun guessing game that’s really easy to learn. A brilliant way to get family members talking and laughing with hundreds of questions. Such as X…… each member must write down the answer in a ‘range’ so for example 10 to 50. The smaller the range the more points you’ll get. Reveal your ranges and flip the card for the answer. They’ll be lots of laughter this Christmas with Confident? Especially for the know-it-alls amongst us.
For every game bought a tree will be planted.
8. Udderly Smooth Moisturising Cream
Can you believe, this wonderful moisturiser by Udderly Smooth was originally designed for use on cows udders?!. Yes, I had to read that twice too! Certainly gave us a giggle. The luxurious foot cream is made with shea butter is incredible Comes in a 227g tub and is scent free. The 227g moisturising cream for all the body is equally good for keeping skin nice and soft. You can buy a pump to go with it. They also do an Oncology pack for cancer patients.
Cost: Foot cream is approx. £8.00 and moisturizing cream is approx. £8.00.
Brand: Udderly Smooth
9. Incredible Posters by Ink & Drop
A brilliant idea to jazz up any wall in the house. So many choices of high-quality art to choose from you’ll spend quite some time trying to decide on the final print.
There is something to choose for every taste, we reviewed the Pineapple Print and the Neon Heart Vintage Diagram Print. All prints come on either a gloss or matt finish and are available in a range of sizes.
There is also the option of framing.
Cost: From £13.00
Brand: Ink & Drop
10. IMO Mobile Q2 Plus
This super affordable smartphone by IMO Mobile is all the rage and has a really good spec that will keep teenagers and tweens happy and connected. The phone comes with Face Unlock, 15 hours of standby time, a 4″ display and a camera. Built in memory is 8GB but you can increase this to 32GB with a MicroSD card.
This phone is perfect for a starter phone and has 4G connectivity, WiFi and Bluetooth.
If this is your child’s first phone and you don’t want to spend hundreds only for them to lose it then this is definitely the phone to choose. Affordable, fits well in the hand, easy to use and has good quality and resolution.
Cost: £29.99 available from Vodafone, Argos & EE.
Brand: IMO Mobile
11. Guide to Whisky Tasting Pack
Fabulous gift for a whisky lover or even for someone starting out on their whisky journey. This lovely little pack comes with 6 miniature bottles of whiskey: Auchentoshan American Oak, The Naked Grouse, Glen Garioch Founder’s Reserve, Auchentoshan Three Wood, Highland Park 12 Years Old & Bowmore 12 Years Old.
Inside the pack is printed info on each of the whiskies and will take you on a little journey around Scotland.
Brand: The Whisky Lounge
12. Calmer Ear Buds
These simple and durable little ear buds are incredible at reducing stress and improving sound quality. Made from soft-touch silicone and they work by reducing distortion in your ears. For anyone that gets stressed by the sounds of a baby crying (not your own obvs!) high pitched noises, cars beeping or even people eating, these simple and innovative ear buds will make a world of difference. Helpful for tinnitus and perfect for a great nights sleep.
Brand: Flare Audio