Sometimes the best gift for someone at Christmas is one which has clearly been bought just for them. This could be something personalised or perhaps a subscription they would enjoy. I recently treated myself to a subscription to a crime magazine I love and for one of my friend’s birthdays, I got her a subscription to Glossy Box for makeup and skincare products. Top tip if you are looking for a Glossy box subscription sign up to Top Cashback and get a good amount of cashback on it too!
Here are some of my favourite subscriptions and personalised gifts you should consider this year including items I have been sent but all opinions are my own. Some things are rubbish so I don’t share those with you!
Check out lots of other gift guides and my tips on what not to buy here.
This bamboo wireless phone charging pad is easily personalised for your recipient and great for anyone with a phone that can be charged wirelessly. It is just £15.95 from Always Personal.
Jewellery is a great gift and I truly don’t think you can get much better than a locket. I love this Lily Blanche Locket in Rose gold with a hexagonal design and a small silver bee. With a 24″ chain and my choice of engraving (I chose “My Family”) this is £165 from Lily Blanche.
If you use code Jen10 you can get a 10% discount too!
What do you think? Is it your friend or family member’s style? I know Stuart would love to buy me something like this (if I didn’t have it already!) so it would be a great gift for a partner too.
I absolutely love this photo slate and have it on my desk so I am constantly reminded how lovely a family I have. This was I think our first holiday as a family and Ben looks so young but it is a photo that means so much to me. This is approximately 13cm by 13cm and £17.95 from Always Personal, a larger size is also available for £22.95.
How about a photo personalised gift like this lovely desk art from Asda Photo? they have a lovely range and they are all great quality so I would definitely recommend them for gifts.
If you want something really unique and personalised then I absolutely love this chocolate smash cake! With different sizes available and the way you can personalise them these would be great for any family who loves chocolate! We absolutely loved trying this out! It was great quality chocolate and so tasty so would be a perfect gift.
The chocoholic smash cake is around the same size as a birthday cake, is full of chocolates and topped with lots of chocolate too! It is £39.99 from Sweet Tree by Browns but in my eyes worth every penny!
Food and drink subscription gifts
If you fancy some brownies as a perfect gift then I can assure you these are amazing. This pack of 4 is £12 from Wild Tea Bar and is available to send directly to the recipient and a card that can be personalised. They are so tasty I promise you that they will be gratefully received! They are available in a subscription box so your friend or family member could receive goodies like this regularly!
Cafeneo is a popular coffee subscription. Each box contains fresh speciality coffee beans, ground coffee, and a treat for you to enjoy that compliments the coffee well. This may be something like a baking kit. In the first box, you get a free handheld coffee bean grinder. Check out the subscription here.
Other subscription boxes
Have you seen the Little Box of Books they are available as a subscription to keep your child recipient in books every month or as a one-off gift. These beautiful book boxes celebrate the representation of all races, cultures and families. They make an ideal Christmas present to diversify children’s bookshelves – so they truly reflect the society we live in. Prices start at £19.99 and this set is one for children age 8-11.
If you are buying a gift for someone who loves candles and wax melts then the Mecoco wax melt subscription could be the perfect gift. In the initial box, you get a wax melter, 3 tins of melts and 12 tealights. During the following months, you receive three packs of wax melts and 12 tealights. The subscription is £14.25 a month and you can choose your three scents when you make the order.
Amazingly Mecoco is a social enterprise and all profits are reinvested with them employing disabled adults and young people. It is a truly lovely company I would definitely recommend. The wax melts and candles are lovely too so definitely check them out.
Cubie is a full paper-based Maths programme offering 10- 15 minutes of Maths per day, and is delivered to your door each month. You can choose a level to suit your child: Level A (reception), Level B (year 1), Level C (year 2). Perfect for young learners who are often asking for work to do! Check it out here.
This year Toucan Box has released its first advent calendar alongside a Christmas themed box. As you can see these craft boxes are the perfect letterbox size and contain so many craft-based activities suitable for children aged 3-8.
It is a great subscription gift but the boxes can be ordered as a one-off gift if you prefer to. Check them all out on the Toucan Box website and see which is the right gift for the child you are shopping for.
Have you seen the Baboo box? It is an award-winning pregnancy subscription box with different boxes for different stages of pregnancy and even one for dads (shown above). Each box is stuffed full of goodies that are perfect for pregnancy and the boxes can be bought individually or as a subscription depending on the stage of their pregnancy your recipient is at. Check them out on the Baboo website.
HomemadeADVENTURES, has launched a brand-new collection of gift boxes just in time for Christmas. The new range includes a selection of letterbox sized gifts, which have been specifically curated for people with outdoor hobbies, such as SUP, surfing, climbing, running and cycling, to keep them protected, pampered and on the go.
You can choose from four gift set options, starting at £15: Sensitive Skin, Freshen Up, Face Remedy, Squeaky Clean. Whichever collection you choose, all the products inside will be:· 100% natural, 100% cruelty free, 100% palm oil free and ready to stand up to the harsh conditions of outdoor activity
Check out lots of other gift guides and my tips of what not to buy here. Why not add a personalised card to their gift?