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Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of year again people. A time for slowing down, putting feet up, devouring copious amounts of fine food & drink and of course giving presents to your nearest and dearest. For those still in need of that spark of gifting inspiration we’ve curated a selection of perfect products to suit all different tastes. From that foodie friend to the difficult dad who has everything, we’ve got you covered. Without further ado, here’s our Christmas Gift Guide.

Liforme Yoga Matt from £85Liforme Yoga Matt

If you’re after a ridiculously good yoga mat for a present this year and also care about a brand’s eco credentials, then this beauty from Liforme is for you. The matt is made of non-toxic and planet-friendly materials, which maintains grip even when your sweaty. In fact the specially-engineered surface gets grippier the sweatier you are!

It’s a bit heavier than your typical foam mat, but world’s apart in terms of quality and offers more stability. Along with that its intuitive alignment design, helps you to perfect your form. Liforme to date, have planted over 200,000 trees and donated over $500,000 to charity. So gifting one of these is like giving the planet a hug.

Oral B Genius X Toothbrush – £90 

Oral B Genius X Toothbrush

For under a hundred quid you’re going to struggle to get a better toothbrush than the Oral-B Genius X. We’re usually slightly wary of artificial intelligence, but can’t fault it here, being used to recognise your brushing style through motion sensors to give a superior clean and healthier gums.

It also features six visible brushing modes and a lithium-ion battery that lasts more than 2 weeks with 1 full charge. Over 82% of people who used Oral-B Genius X had a noticeable oral health improvement after 6-8 weeks. It’s stats like that why your dentist is going to be wondering why you never give him any business anymore.

KYMIRA Infrared Fleece Gloves – £35 

KYMIRA gloves

It may have felt like winter for a good month now, but officially it starts on December 21st. And with the prospect of even colder weather, one of your nearest and dearest would surely appreciate a pair of gloves. But not just any old pair, these infrared fleece gloves from KYMIRA use unique technology to boost circulation around the hand, improving temperature regulation, along with ensuring functionality no matter how cold or damp it is. The touch capacitive fingertips means you can use them on smartphones and tablets and their silicon microdots add extra grip. Give them a big hand.

Holistic London Wellbeing Trio Candle Set – £38

Hollistic London Wellbeing Trio candles

Light up a loved one’s life this Christmas with the gift of a lovely candle from Holistic London. These vegan candles are 100% plant-based wax, with only the addition of minerals salts and high-quality essential oils. Their bestselling trio set means you can choose three for the price of two from a wide range that support different wellbeing needs.

Get positive vibes with Haitian vetiver + berries, energise with bergamot + wild flowers, sleep with neroli + chamomile. You get the picture, and with a burn time of 25 hours per candle there’s plenty of minutes of much needed TLC in each one.

Japan Centre DIY Sushi Kit – £29.99

Japan Centre DIY Sushi Kit

The foodie in your life will love this brilliant DIY sushi kit from Japan Centre. The UK’s first nation-wide fresh sushi kit means anyone can roll restaurant-quality food from the comfort of their own home.

Each kit contains enough to make a generous meal for two, with the freshest pieces of salmon and tuna prepared by trained sushi master chefs, fluffy Japan-grown rice, authentic sauces including bestselling Kewpie mayonnaise, and a reusable traditional bamboo mat. It certainly makes a change from over boiled sprouts and dry turkey for those fancying a more exotic Christmas dinner.

Paddy & Scott’s Tea & Coffee Gift Pack – £31.99

Paddy & Scotts Christmas Tea & Coffee Gift HamperFor the brew lover in your life we can heartily recommend this Christmas hamper from Paddy & Scott’s. It’s packed full of tea and coffee goodness with three quality bags of ground coffee to suit every taste, Teapigs English breakfast and lemon and ginger tea temples as well as P&S brew bags. The perfect gift to wake up to.

Pantherella Sports Luxe Socks – £14.50

Pantherella Sports Luxe socks

You know it, we know it. Socks at Christmas can be a seriously naff present. Unless that it, they happen to be a pair of Pantherella socks. They’ve been making classy footwear fillers since 1937 and their latest nostalgia tinged Sports Luxe collection are some of their best. Spun from the finest Egyptian cotton signature, they’re designed for extreme comfort, arch support and breathability. You won’t be putting your foot in it with this gift.

Love Cocoa Christmas Hamper – £45

Love Cocoa Christmas HamperWe’ve previously sung the praises of Love Cocoa and their delicious, ethically-sourced, handmade chocolates and continue to do so as they’re one of the best confectionary brands going. This year they’ve put together a mouthwatering Christmas hamper to be delivered straight to your door filled with treats like their gingerbread dark truffles, salted caramel milk chocolate bars and blonde white choc almonds to name but a few.

Added to that, all Love Cocoa’s products are plastic free and they plant one tree for every product sold too. So, this gift is one of the yummiest ways to help save the planet.

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Bag 40L – £85.50 

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel Bag 40L

As lovers of the great outdoors here at The MALESTROM we know a thing or two about great outdoors brands. Patagonia being one of them. Their new Black Hole duffel is an object of beauty, being super tough and highly weather-resistant, not unlike some of our staff members. It’s got more pockets than a snooker table and it’s padded straps mean romping around with it on your shoulder for hours will be as comfortable an experience as possible. That’s Christmas in the bag.

2022 Vitamin Sea Calendar – £16.50  

Vitamin Sea calendar

With 2022 already shaping up to be another difficult year, at the very least you can bring a bit of cheer into someone’s life with this Vitamin Sea wall calendar. This UK made 12-month wall calendar and planner is inspired by the ocean and endless summer days. It’ll brighten up the darkest day and help remind when to put the bins out. What more could anyone want?

We Took To The Woods Incense Cones – £22

'We Took To The Woods' incense conesWe’d essentially have any gift off the brilliant Henderson’s Shop website, but these Whiskey River incense cones from ‘We Took To The Woods’ are hard to beat. Hand crafted from start to finish in Greenville, South Carolina, these cones give off scents of tobacco, amber, and musk and as they put it, stir up memories of the past and create memories for the future. Each beautiful tin contains 24 incense cones.

Berties of Bay Anchor Belt – £70 

Anchor Belt

This stunning handmade Anchor Belt from Berties of Bay would be a fine addition to any sea-loving sartorial sir or madam in your life. Made in Britain from premium leather hide with a solid brass buckle, this piece is crafted to stand the test of time. It comes in 3 colour-ways across 4 unisex sizes.

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