• Christmas Gift Guide For Him & Her • 2018

Welcome to my Christmas Gift Guide!

It’s finally almost Christmas! Doesn’t time just absolutely fly?! I’m so excited for Christmas this year – last year was a hard one due to my mental health, but things have improved so much after the last year, it’s good to finally enjoy it.

Christmas Gift Guide posts are my favourite to read over the Christmas period – and I wanted to get this out there so that you have time to use the inspiration or make some purchases, if you wanted to. My goal was to ensure that there is something for everybody, at all price points, so I really hope you enjoy this post!

Presents for Her

The Benecos Winter Dream Gift Set* (£10.95) is a wonderful gift set option for those who ‘don’t need anything’. Their products are all vegan. This set in particular contains a shower gel, body lotion and lip balm. I’d actually suggest this for a younger audience and students, as it means they’ll be stocked up on toiletries for a while!

Featuring some items from a fellow blogger, Fiona Likes to Blog runs an Etsy Shop featuring a range of mental health and wellness items. Her zines are absolutely fantastic, and you can actually pick up a Double Pack of her ‘You Got This’ zines* for only £10! I like to keep mine in my office desk at work, and they can be fantastic pick-me-ups.

Stationery is always a wonderful choice and I’m loving the Holographic ‘No Memories of Last Night’ notebook and the pencil pack. I can’t actually find them on the website, but I think there are so many gorgeous stationery pieces out there to inspire you, even if these exact ones aren’t available! At risk of sounding too ‘cheap’ (although I prefer to think of it as budget friendly), Poundland and Wilko also offer some gorgeous stationery at really affordable prices. Who can ever have enough notebooks?

These prints were just two of the many prints that I was sent from Smart Arts Gallery – how cute are they!  The Pre Wash Print* (£12) and the I love you so much print* (£12) are two options created by Rupert Fawcett. My favourite is the ‘I love you so much’ print – I just know that my brother will love this as my cat, Ruby, always follows him around when she wants a treat!

For a more purse friendly option, this Star Mug and Hot Chocolate Set costs £3.99 from B&M bargains – isn’t it absolutely stunning! If you cannot already tell from my blog, I think stars are gorgeous and so trendy at the moment. 

An alternative buy for the fashion conscious is these Fold Up Ballet Flats from Cocorose London! This style specifically is the Barbican Leopard Print Ballerina* (£45), though there are a range of other gorgeous patterns and styles on their website. I am in love with their loafers! What makes these shoes so great is that they are elasticated, incredible comfortable and also fold up into a pouch bag, making them perfect for on the go, travelling and Christmas parties!

Life is what you bake it‘* (£12) and ‘When life gives you lemons, made a G&T’* (£12) are another two offerings from Smart Arts Gallery. I think we all know somebody whom these will be just perfect for!

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Presents for Him

Smart Arts Gallery offer a variety of prints for men too; I just know that my Dad will love the Shaun of the Dead ‘Record Breaking’* (£12) option! Some other well loved prints include the Jurassic Park ‘Look’ print* (£18) and the Jaws Tooth print* (£18).

Pewdiepie’s book, ‘This Book Loves You’ (£9.19) is a great book for the younger people in your life. Even at the age of 22, I absolutely love it! It’s essentially a mimicry of mindfulness books, though it is so funny – you can’t help but love it! It’s so lighthearted that I’m sure that everybody will love flicking through it. The Pixel Glasses (£1) were actually from Poundland, and I just know that my brother will adore them.

The Sonic the Hedgehog Collectible Coin* (£12) is easily my favourite gift on this guide though – how amazing?! I’ve been a huge fan of Sonic the Hedgehog for years, and knowing that there is only 5,000 of these in the world is incredible. The Stormtrooper Coin* (£12) is another good option for those who love Star Wars!

This set of Back to the Future inspired playing cards* (£9) is an amazing gift for those who are a fan of the film. They will be perfect for taking on holiday!

Jurassic Park Print* (£12) and Jaws Pin Badges* (£8) are the final offerings from Smart Arts Gallery in this gift guide, and again, they seem like such affordable, ‘you can’t go wrong’ gift ideas!

Additionally, Benecos offer a Men’s Care Gift Set* (£11.90) which is the perfect gift for those who you’re not sure what to get. Consisting of a 3 in 1 Body Wash for face, hair and body, and a 2 in 1 After Shave Balm, it’s a fantastic choice – especially as it’s vegan!

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How are you doing with your Christmas Shopping? I’d love it if you could let me know your favourite gift ideas for some inspiration! Be sure to link me to your Christmas Gift Guides, if you’ve created one!


Chloe x

*Items marked with an asterisk (*) have kindly been sent to me for inclusion in this gift guide.


  1. November 18, 2018 / 10:16 am

    I’m starting my Christmas shopping today and this is exactly what I needed to see beforehand! Prints are such a lovely present, especially if you know someone’s who’s just redecorated or someone who is moving into their first home. *adds to Christmas gift ideas list*

    Fran | http://www.franciscarockey.co.uk

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 18, 2018 / 10:22 am

      Thank you so much Fran! I’m so glad it was useful. Prints are such an easy idea – I’ll be giving a few to my Dad I think! xx

  2. November 18, 2018 / 10:31 am

    I off to start my Christmas shopping today, and this is what I needed to see, so many fab present ideas here! x

    Han |lifewithhan.blog

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 18, 2018 / 10:47 am

      Thank you Han! xx

  3. November 18, 2018 / 10:34 am

    Great post lovely! I love that ‘life is what you bake it’ print! I need to get one of those for my kitchen when we move out! I always struggle to find good presents for my Fiancé and my Dad etc so this has given me some good ideas, thankyou for sharing!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 18, 2018 / 10:48 am

      Thank you so much Jess, glad you like it! xx

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 18, 2018 / 10:53 am

      Thanks Lainy! I’m glad you liked it 😀

  4. November 18, 2018 / 10:54 am

    This is such a helpful post! I have just started my Christmas shopping and have nearly ran out of ideas already?! Will be coming back to this post! Xx

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 18, 2018 / 11:51 am

      Thanks so much Aaliyah – good luck with it!

  5. November 18, 2018 / 11:02 am

    I love Christmas shopping but this year have drawn a complete mind blank as to what to get everyone! I’m thinking of doing Christmas hampers for each family member and filling it with their favourite treats, so this would work wonders to pop into the baskets. I especially love the star mug, I am a sucker when it comes to cute mugs!

    Gemma xx

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 18, 2018 / 11:52 am

      That’s such a good idea Gemma! I love the star mug too – I reeeeeally want to keep it! xx

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 18, 2018 / 11:52 am

      Haha me too, isn’t it so cute! xx

  6. November 18, 2018 / 11:06 am

    Such a great gift guide and so unique as well! I was definitely in need of this for some inspo. I haven’t started my christmas shopping yet (always a last minute person!) but I can’t wait to get started and will definitely be referring back to this!

    Elin x | https://myblurredworld.com

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 18, 2018 / 11:52 am

      Thanks so much Elin! Glad you liked it 😀

  7. November 18, 2018 / 11:17 am

    I want all the guys gifts for myself!! Loool I’m such a dude! If I was living in my ideal home of quirkiness I would prob get most of the guy items, especially those coins. Now I’m humming the sonic theme song! def bookmarking for later, I have to buy a few gifts this year so need some inspiration.

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 18, 2018 / 11:53 am

      Hahaha me too, I can’t lie I’ll probably end up keeping quite a few in the end – especially the sonic coin! Thank you so much! 😀

  8. November 18, 2018 / 11:20 am

    Lovely post, I love buying motivational notebooks for presents, I actually haven’t even started my Christmas shopping yet and it’s getting towards the end of November! I think I’ll aim to start next weekend tho.. hopefully that’s not too much of a rush aha. Thank you for sharing! 🙂 great pictures too!

    Chloe xx

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 18, 2018 / 11:53 am

      Definitely not! If you do start next weekend you’ll have plenty of time 😀 Thanks Chloe! <3

  9. November 18, 2018 / 11:24 am

    What a great gift guide, this has given me some really great ideas for some family members. I really need to start my Christmas shopping soon, it comes by so fast. It’s crazy to think we’re already over halfway through November! I love the prints you have shown here – the ‘I love you so much’ one is brilliant! Thanks for sharing 🙂


    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 18, 2018 / 11:54 am

      I’m really glad that you found it useful Amy! It’s mad how time flies isn’t it! <3

  10. November 18, 2018 / 11:26 am

    Thanks Chloe! I particularly love those fold up ballet flats. I can think of so many women who would love those as a gift this Christmas! X

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 18, 2018 / 11:54 am

      Thank you Rachael – they’re gorgeous aren’t they! xx

  11. November 18, 2018 / 11:39 am

    All of these are really neat, thank you! I fully agree, stationary is one of the best gifts you can get haha!

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 18, 2018 / 11:54 am

      You can never go wrong with stationery! xx

  12. November 18, 2018 / 12:55 pm

    This is amazing!! I was so stumped on what to buy this year. I’m really behind so this is exactly what I needed to see. Some beautiful ideas and well written post!

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 18, 2018 / 12:57 pm

      Thank you so much Taylor! I’m glad you liked it 🙂 <3

  13. November 18, 2018 / 1:44 pm

    There are some incredible gifts in this gift guide! I love the ‘Life is what you bake it’ & G&T prints especially – they are gorgeous x

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 18, 2018 / 5:26 pm

      AAAAAH NO now you know part of your Christmas present hahahahah xx

  14. November 18, 2018 / 1:50 pm

    A really good list and I’ve got some great ideas thank you x

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 18, 2018 / 5:26 pm

      Glad it was useful Caroline! xx

  15. November 18, 2018 / 2:44 pm

    I really love the “Life is what you bake it” haha so me! XD and the card with the cat saying “when’s dinner?” XD This was hilarious! I also have the ballerinas at home and they are so practical!😍
    I don’t know yet what I’m gonna do for Christmas shopping! 😱😱 I need to find ideas of presents soon!!

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 18, 2018 / 5:27 pm

      So cute isn’t it haha! Time is FLYING! xx

  16. November 18, 2018 / 3:10 pm

    There are some really cute and unique ideas in this guide! I know several people in my family who would espechially love the jurrasic park items!

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 18, 2018 / 5:34 pm

      Thanks so much Kristin! They’re amazing aren’t they 😀

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 18, 2018 / 5:35 pm

      Thank you so much Ellie – that means so much! xx

  17. November 18, 2018 / 3:39 pm

    What an awesome and different gift guide this is Chloe, I’m all about gift guides which offer something other than the generic gifts and you’ve really created something great. These are all awesome gifts and I will definitely be checking a few of them out. I think self care and wellness presents are so important as people don’t usually prioritise it for themselves so it’s mice to treat people to it. Can’t wait to see more similar posts from you soon!
    Alex x

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 18, 2018 / 5:35 pm

      Thank you so much Alex, that’s so cute and your comment has made my day! <3

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 18, 2018 / 5:35 pm

      Haha me too, men are the worst to try and buy for! <3

  18. Gemma
    November 18, 2018 / 3:57 pm

    Some great gifts here! I was mentally ticking people off in my head but my shopping is complete. I love everything you’ve included here and I’m definitely going to remember them for future times. I especially love all the prints, they’re great!

    Gemma | http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 18, 2018 / 5:36 pm

      Thanks Gemma! You’re so prepared – finished already!! xx

  19. November 18, 2018 / 4:00 pm

    Great post. I’m always desperate for ideas for him. I like the playing cards. Thanks for sharing!

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 18, 2018 / 5:36 pm

      Thanks Kymberlee! x

  20. November 18, 2018 / 6:54 pm

    There are some really lovely items here! I’m about halfway through my Christmas shopping but I’m really struggling this year and I don’t normally! I feel like everyone I normally buy for already has everything they need and I’ve already bought them all the good stuff I can think of in previous years, agh! xxx

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 18, 2018 / 7:19 pm

      Haha this is my problem! I’ve already brought my Dad all of the ideas I have in mind. We’ll get there in the end I’m sure! xx

  21. November 18, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    I love your suggestions!! All that stationery 😍 Can I just say I ALWAYS love the vibe I get from your pictures. I love that you have those little fairy lights in them. I can deffo relate to that cat lady by the way! Ha my cats only love me when it’s food time! Great post thanks for sharing. Rach xx

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 19, 2018 / 8:01 pm

      Ahh thank you so much Rachael, that means so much! Haha I feel that so much too, my cat might as well be named the food lady xx

  22. November 18, 2018 / 7:54 pm

    Such a great gift guide! I haven’t even started my shopping yet and this has given me some great ideas!! 💕

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 19, 2018 / 8:01 pm

      Thank you so much Laura! xxx

  23. November 18, 2018 / 9:44 pm

    Wow, this is a really great gift guide! I definitely feel very inspired after reading your post! I haven’t started my Christmas shopping yet but I’ve written a list of all the presents I need to buy. I love all the art prints you included! Stationery is definitely on my Christmas Wishlist!

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 19, 2018 / 8:01 pm

      Thanks Annie, I’m glad it helped! 😀

  24. November 18, 2018 / 9:45 pm

    Finding gifts for my mum or sister is always relatively easy! It is for my dad that it’s more complicated! Such a great selection here though! Will sure be helpful!

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 19, 2018 / 8:01 pm

      Same here! I’ve got my mum sorted, but my Dad is a different story! xx

  25. November 18, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    I started my Christmas shopping about two weeks ago, and I’m still struggling to get things for some of the family. You’ve got some great pieces here 😍

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 19, 2018 / 8:02 pm

      Thanks so much Karla! It sounds like you’re on the ball! xx

  26. Eleanor May
    November 18, 2018 / 9:49 pm

    This is a lovely gift guide. I’m rubbish at gift shopping so posts like this are so helpful!

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 19, 2018 / 8:03 pm

      Thank you so much Eleanor!

  27. November 18, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    Oh gosh I NEED that holographic notebook! Where is it from? x

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 19, 2018 / 8:04 pm

      It’s from Skinnydip! xx

  28. November 18, 2018 / 10:09 pm

    Love these ideas! And it’s great that you put men and women options!

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 19, 2018 / 8:04 pm

      Thank you so much Amanda! xx

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 19, 2018 / 8:05 pm

      It’s stunning isn’t it! xx

  29. November 19, 2018 / 1:31 am

    Never really thought of stationary, but come to think of it, I li

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 19, 2018 / 8:05 pm

      I think it’s a cute idea! xx

  30. November 19, 2018 / 7:04 am

    I am the worst at Christmas shopping haha but this was so useful! I never thought about giving prints, but these are all lovely! Hopefully this will help me decide on some gifts for my parents, the struggle is reeeal. Thanks for sharing! ✨

    Evie x || https://eviejayne.co.uk

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 19, 2018 / 8:05 pm

      Glad it was of use Evie! 😀 xx

  31. November 23, 2018 / 12:38 am

    I’m a pretty terrible gift buyer myself, so lists like these tend to help out a bunch. It has a little of everything in it too; some nostalgic goodies from movies, a bit of nerd fandom, and honestly stationary is arguably one of the best choices for anyone. My mother loves pretty, my father loves practical, my girlfriend loves heart-felt, so it’s a big win there.

    Thanks for the share Chloe, I support this list!

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 25, 2018 / 10:17 am

      Eep, I’m so glad it was useful! Glad you liked it! <3

    • Chloe Elizabeth
      November 30, 2018 / 6:06 pm

      Thanks Samantha! I’m glad you liked it x

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