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Unique Lifestyle and home Christmas gift guide

Unique Lifestyle and home Christmas gift guide
This post contains gifted items

Hello, can I start by saying 𝅘𝅥𝅮It's Christmaaaaaasssss𝅘𝅥𝅮, and if you didn't just shout that Noddy Holder style, come on, get in the spirit, and be prepared to be inspired when it comes to unique Christmas gifts for your family and friends. I'm not talking about gifts you can pick up in any high street store, that will be featured in hundreds of gift guides. I'm talking about a special gift, that's as unique as it's recipient.

Unique Lifestyle and Home Christmas Gift Guide

I'm starting with possibly my favourite item of the gift guide, and that is a completely unique Pet Portrait from Portrait Pals. Portrait Pals is an artist marketplace selling charitable pet portraits. The website brings together artists giving them a platform to sell their work, and also raises money for wonderful animal charities. Just choose your artist depending on the style of portrait you want, upload a photo of your beloved pet, and wait for your artist to create some magic. All work is approved by you before being sent out, so you get exactly what you want. My Portrait of Eddie is by the talented and very lovely Lauren Pilgrim. 
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Pet portrait from portrait pals
If you have a friend who is a writer, blogger, list maker, journal writer, or simply loves stationery, then a personalised journal from Rebecca Yates London would make the perfect gift. Rebecca's stationery comes in a range of designs including the design I choose - Take a minute, as well as follow your dreams, adventure awaits and many others, you can also choose the design of the cover from four colourways, and of course personalize with a name of your choosing. Rebecca's stationery is gorgeous quality and comes in recyclable packaging.
Journal Rebecca Yates London
If you are buying a gift for a classic car enthusiast, or someone who likes retro design, a print from Industry and supply co, could fit the bill. They have a range of designs from the Ford escort mk1 I have, to motorcycles, land rovers, military vehicles and more, they also come in a range of colours. The prints are printed with museum grade inks on 180gsm matte paper, and can be ordered in three different sizes depending or your requirements and budget. The quality is exceptional, ours looks great in my sons room.
Industry and supply co ford escort mk1 print
Now for the avid tea drinker, a tea connoisseur, someone who knows a thing or two about tea. How about a gorgeous glass teapot from Tea repertoire London. The teapot is mouth blown borosilicate glass, known for its heat resistance, durability and clarity. This unique teapot is perfect for one person and allows the tea drinker to see the steeping process, meaning they make the perfect cup of tea. Tea repertoire London also sell a range of speciality teas, that together with the pot would make a lovely, thoughtful and unique gift.
Glass teapot, Tea repertoire
Maybe your gift recipient prefers a stronger tipple, these super cute Christmassy drinks, come in adorable festive bottles, and make a great gift for a friend or colleague, or would be perfect as an extra present in a loved ones stocking. Ilgusto have a range of drinks available, I have the Salted caramel liqueur in the Gingerbread man bottle, Cherry bakewell gin in a star bottle, and sour cherry vodka in a christmas tree bottle. You can mix and match drinks to different shaped bottles, they have several drinks and festive bottle designs to choose from, including a santa, santa's boot, and sparkly bottle, and drinks include Gingerbread liqueur, and a variety of gins and vodkas. I've never seen anything like these, so again a pretty unique gift to pop in a stocking ot two.
Illgusto festive drinks
The next gift idea, is a range of stunning jewellery from Soul Analyse, all with life affirming quotes to remind us, to believe, that we are strong, and that we are enough. You can choose from a range of necklaces and bracelets with quotes engraved. I have the the sterling silver necklace with the stainless steel circle ring, engraved with the word believe. But you can choose from a tonne of designs, words, and finishes in either a necklace or bracelet. A great way to remind a loved one, just how important they are. The jewellery is beautifully packaged and comes in at a great price point.
Believe necklace Soul Analyse
I've come to the last item in my gift guide, but oh its still a goody, especially if you are buying a gift for a book lover and avid reader. Why not buy them the gift that keeps on giving a book subscription box from Heady mix. Heady mix is a subscription service like know other I have heard of before it showcases under represented writers and characters, covering, women, race, disability,  LGBTQ+ and others. With memberships starting from just £12 a month, and the option to buy just a one off box, delivered to your door, this is a inexpensive opportunity to discover emerging writers you may never of come across. I have a selection of books from African writers in the box I received, but Decembers genre is feminist writers. Worth checking out for any book lovers you know.
Heady mix book subscription
I have really loved compiling this gift guide, and hope you have been inspired to choose something a little bit more unique for your family and friends this Christmas.
Let me know if you will be buying anything from this guide in the comments.

* Although these items where gifted, I was considered when  choosing what to include and genuinely think each item would make a wonderful present.

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  1. Heady Mix sounds incredible! I love bookish subscription boxes. The notebooks area beautiful too, I think my sister would love one!

    Steph -

  2. Those little bottles are absolutely adorable <3

    Ana C,


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