Abbey Christmas Gift Guide 2019
Before the last-minute panic kicks in and now that the Black Friday dust has settled, it’s time to snap up a few great gifts to start your festive season off in earnest. The choices are endless, we know. Online retailers are competing hard for your attention and it’s difficult to know what to get for the important people in your life, so we’ve taken a bit of time to streamline the front runners and bring you our top three pressies in each category in our Christmas Gift Guide 2019. Go forth and gift!
Gifts for Kids
Gravitrax Starter Set
If ever a marble run was well received in your house, Gravitrax will certainly be a hit. This STEM-inspired (and award winning) toy manages to combine all the classic marble run joy with modern twists like magnetic canons and multi-level engineering. Ideal for 8 years and up but a great toy for all ages to enjoy together. This is one you might have to wrestle off their dad to let your child play with it!
£34.99 at Smyths Toys
It’s Pictionary for the tech generation, who knew? No longer will you be doodling away with pen and paper, nope, now your challenge will be to draw your word or phrase in the air with the game’s torch-like light pen, so that your team-mates can see it on their smart phone or tablet via the game’s app. Hilarious yes, but just remember that the bigger the screen you use, the heavier the weight of shame if your drawing has no resemblance to what it should. You’ve been warned!
£21.99 at Amazon
Fujifilm Instax Hybrid Camera
Finding the right gift for older children can certainly be a challenge but this Hybrid Camera is a sure winner. A clever little camera and printer in one, the LCD screen lets you review images and add your text or stickers before printing to make things truly personal. Super fun and easy to use while being portable and sleek to look at.
£129 at John Lewis
Gifts for Her
The Mela Comfort Weighted Blanket
Weighted blankets have been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, helping to improve your mood while you sleep so that you wake up happier and ready for the day. The ultra soft blanket mimics the feeling of being gently hugged, adjusting to you as you move. Sign us up!
£104.99 at Mela
Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm
The ultimate face cleanser that is a luxury to use and promises glowing skin and a health complex-ion. Scented so beautifully, this cult beauty classic by skincare guru Emma Hardie goes a long way and is perfect for every day use for all skin types. Quite the treat!
£47 at Space NK
Rare Birds Book Club
In the era of all things screen and kindle, some of us still prefer a hard copy book. The Rare Birds Book Club offers a monthly book subscription service designed to bring the fun back into reading. Sending one book a month, championing the work of female authors, simply pick your genre and get started.
Starting at £35 for a 3 month subscription from The Rare Birds Book Club
Gifts for Him
Cook Like a Man: Master the Kitchen with 78 Simple and Delicious Recipes
A helpful little stocking filler to ease into post-Christmas cooking, this part-guide-part-cookbook tells how to confront fears in the kitchen, drop the excuses, get involved and cook. With a mix of cuisine these thoroughly mouthwatering recipes will appeal to the whole family and should be (hopefully!) quick to master. Sounds like a winner!
£17.99 at Waterstones
Cirrus No. 2 Travel Steamer, Steamery
Perfect for the business traveler, male or female in fact, the Cirrus Steamer is the easy way to avoid any kind of dishevelment on the go. Small and lightweight, it heats up in 20-25 seconds and provides 6 minutes of on-demand steam to whip any wrinkled clothes into smooth shape. So hot, it’s really cool!
£110 at The Conran Shop
Herschel Supply Co Leather Trimmed Backpack
Forget the briefcase or the leather folder, the backpack is where it’s at. For business or everyday wear. And this leather trilled black Herschel ticks all the boxes. Designed to be durable, with a mesh laptop sleeve inside, it’s comfortable to wear and perfect for everyday use.
£115 at Mr Porter
Abbey Insurance Brokers
Whatever your plans this festive season, contact our team of experts here at Abbey who can help with any questions and advise you on your home and travel insurance requirements. We are available at 08000 66 55 44 or request a callback.
*All prices correct at time of publishing