My Christmas shopping is well underway and one of the places I have made a (virtual) trip to this year, like every year, is Boots.
You simply can’t beat it for the best gift sets, stocking fillers and finding just the right present for that someone we all know who is impossible to buy for.
I am still amazed by their 3 for 2 offer after all these years as it makes everything such good value. I can’t tell you the amount of times I have had a basket over each arm trying to count up the gifts in numbers of three to make sure I had all my ‘free’ items!
I was a bit worried with the shops being closed that I wasn’t going to be able to do my regular Boots haul but luckily everything is so easy online and the infamous 3 for 2 is as super as ever.
Despite missing the Christmas tunes playing in the background, I actually found it so quick to order everything online. You can search Gifts for Her, Gifts for Him, Gifts for Kids or even Eco-friendly gift sets.
Boots have an amazing gift selection from Joules. I loved so many of their sets for my friends and family. The packaging and styles are just lovely and something I know I would be delighted to open on Christmas Day.
I also really loved the BBC Earth range. All the items are aimed at reducing bathroom waste and abandoning single use items to reduce the impact on the planet. They are so thoughtfully made and come in beautiful, sustainable packaging. I was so impressed to see it.
Now I am a mum I guess I am seeing all the mum-related products and Giovanni Fletcher’s range really caught my eye. I love it all and had to try hard* not to buy one of everything. *I came close!
And I also love the little stocking fillers – bits and pieces to make someone smile that don’t cost you the earth.
I have marked all the 3 for 2 gifts with a *
Gifts for her
This Joules Weekend Bag and toiletries set, £24, is my favourite for a main gift for a mum/friend/sister/special person. The bag is not just great for weekenders, but for the gym, a carry-all etc
The loveliest stocking filler and so useful especially in these times of extra hand washing and sanitiser: Mini Hand Care Gift Set, £10*
I only just found out Fearne Cotton has products?! This Daily Jotter pad Create The Life You Can’t Wait to Wake Up To £8.50* is right up my street.
Like I said, I loved all the Giovanna Fletcher bits. This Just Another Manic Mum Day notebook, £10*, rang so true and I know a number of fellow mums who will appreciate this too.
Likewise for this Mum on a Mission Mug, £12.50*!
I know as soon as school starts the schedules and diaries go nuts. This is Us Family Calendar, £8.50* will help keep everyone organised and on track.
Too cool to twin? I never will be! How cute would this Mummy and Me hat Duo, £18* be under the tree!
This luxurious Champneys A Moment of Calm set, £20*, is so pretty, a little more expensive but on the 3 for 2 so works out such a bargain!
Gifts for him
Gah, sorry men, but I find you so hard to buy for.
The Joules Mens Weekend Bag with Toiletries, £24, is the coordinating set to the ladies above and just as lovely.
Will is in dire need of new socks and this Joules Men’s Socks and Moisturiser Gift Set, £14*, is fun and doubly useful.
Does anyone else need to nag the men in their life to cut their nails? This Men’s Grooming Kit, £8.50* is the perfect solution.
Not necessarily for men, but this Eco Bathroom Starter Kit, £15*, would make a great gift for any bathroom.
I have become an advocate for shampoo bars – just as good as shampoo and so much less waste. BBC Earth Shampoo Bar, £8*
Gifts for kids
This little Robot Path Tracker, £10, is just the type of thing I was looking for a friend’s eight year old. It is fun and quirky and will hopefully provide some entertainment during the Christmas holidays!
I love this Little Cooks Co Rocky Road Cooking Kit, £13. Little Cooks Co create healthy kids cooking kits and not only do they sound delicious but the packaging and recipe cards are so appealing and inviting that I think they would get anyone cooking and baking.
And if none of this is quite what you were looking for, Boots have their own Christmas Gift Guide and I particularly love their Personalised Christmas Gift Finder Quiz. You type in just a few details and it delivers tailored gift ideas for the person you are searching for. Voila! Christmas shopping made easy!