Traditionally most men used to begin their Xmas shopping on Christmas Eve at half three in Woolworths, panic buying anything that hands could be laid on from novelty slippers to helpings of pick n mix. Thankfully we’ve moved on from that stereotype with the likes of Amazon making us even lazier so we don’t even have to move off our couch apart from to answer the door to the delivery driver.
We’ve helped even more this year in the shopping stakes, scouring high and low for some of the most desirable and delivery friendly items that the ladies in your life will love. So whether for your wife, mother, sister, daughter or whoever it might be, here’s our Christmas Wish List: For Her.
The classic Kånken backpack from Fjällräven is loved by millions around the globe and it’s easy to see why. The Kånken was created in Sweden in 1978 and its design has changed little since then in keeping with the old ‘if it ain’t broke’ school of thought.
It comes in a selection of colours made from hard-wearing lightweight Vinylon fabric to keep off dirt and rain with a zip that opens the entire main compartment. It has a very handy removable foam seat cushion stored in the interior back pocket that stops the contents of your pack from stabbing into your back and is always at hand for a comfy sit-down. It’s a tried and tested bit of kit adored by hipsters and humanity in general.
Kånken backpack – £80
This Vibra-Sonic™ daily deep-cleansing brush isn’t award-winning without reason. It’s been expertly honed to cleanse and tone using a combination of sonic oscillations + pulsed vibrations like no other product on the market, that will leave your skin softer and smoother than a proverbial babies botty. There are 3 interchangeable brush heads to suit individual needs and handily the product is 100% waterproof so you can use it in the bath or shower.
Magnitone Barefaced 2 – £90
The yoga mat market is a crowded one thanks to the popularity of the discipline, so to stand out you have to have some unique credentials. Eco Yoga’s products just happen to be incredible eco-friendly as the name might suggest as well as seriously usable. It’s hessian/jute fabric on top gives the mat a pleasant natural surface to work on, with its 100% natural rubber/fabric underside providing a perfect grip. The 6 & 7-foot mats are made in the UK, biodegradable and vegan-friendly. And don’t forget to pick up one of the quality, hard wearing jute bags for carrying it in. What more could you ask for? More flexibility you say? That’s your own problem.
Eco Yoga Jute Mat – £47
Eco Yoga Bag – £21
To fully enjoy a really nice drop of red you need a really nice wine decanter. This mouth-blown, high-quality crystal decanter from Wineware is the perfect choice for the job in hand. Handmade in Bavaria by Eisch Glas this particular big bellied design helps ensure the optimum bouquet development by ensuring the best contact possible between wine and atmospheric oxygen. It also has a no drop effect treatment on the decanter’s rim to stop wine running down its edges and onto the carpet. Cheers everyone!
Eisch Glas Crystal Claret Wine Decanter – £38.50
Your typical food storage can be pretty boring, but it doesn’t have to be. These lovely boxes with palm print design from Rex London can help to keep food fresh and brighten up the dreariest winter’s day. Most importantly they arrive with eco-friendly credentials as they’re made from the sustainable material of bamboo rather than plastic. These little beauties come in a handy set of three sizes.
Tropical Palm Bamboo Boxes -£19.95
This Limited Edition collection of four of Kiehls’ essential skincare products has a bit of something for everyone. There’s a Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash for washing your day away. Midnight Recovery Concentrate will help you to wake up with fresher-feeling skin (we all need this right?). There’s also a Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, an anti-ageing Vitamin C enriched serum, formulated with 12.5% Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid and Ultra Facial Cream to help protect the skin throughout cold, harsh weather conditions.
Kiehl’s Holiday Skincare Secrets – £47.50
The scent of fir trees and cedar in this ‘pine tree of light’ make this a most Christmassy candle. But if the whiff of trees isn’t for you there’s plenty of other delights in the Diptyque Holiday Collection with exquisite almond and amber balm candles on hand to fill your living room with festive odors.
Pine Tree of Light candle – £53
This is the time of year when a good soak in the tub is more rewarding than ever. To level up your bath time the perfect addition is some Kneipp Mineral Bath Salt Crystals. These salts are naturally very high in trace minerals which help the body detoxify, exfoliate and tone while you have a soak and their essential oils’ have therapeutic effects on body and mind. The stocking filler that keeps on giving.
Kneipp Mineral Bath Salt Crystals – £1.95
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