Spend or Save Xmas Gift Guide Part 2

Travel Pillows

Balenciaga Travel Pillow

As one of the most recognisable designer brands in the world, it’s no surprise that fashion powerhouse Balenciaga has its own unique take on the travel pillow. Although, perhaps it’s more surprising that they should have turned their attention to the humble travel pillow in the first place.

Available in a minimalist black 100% cotton microfleece and boasting a hood with an under-chin drawstring to ensure a snug fit, there’s no surer way to channel your inner inflight celebrity than by donning this innovative design at 37,000 feet. It comes at a very Business Class price.

The Spend Option – obviously.

£525 Balenciaga.com

Amazon Travel Pillow

  • The Inflatable Travel Pillow at Amazon.
  • With high utility, suitable for travel, camping, resting at office or home,etc.
  • This inflatable pillow is ergonomically designed, offers support for optimal health of the spine lumbar vertebrae, and also helps relieve fatigue.
  • Easy to inflate and deflate: you can easily inflate these travel pillow with a few breaths of air.
  • Unique design in a forward position, allows you to watch movies or play games on your phone within the pillow!
  • This travel pillow are made of eco-friendly PVC flocagem, lightweight and portable, soft and comfortable.

£12.99 Amazon

Personalised Holiday Cushions

Everyone loves Ibiza (or wherever your fave holiday destination is) and what better way to remember it whilst you lounge around at home than with a cool cushion? Vibrant, colourful and fun. Featuring all the colours and energy from Ibiza (in my case), this design has a luxury pink velvet back this cushion would be a great addition to any sofa. Mix and match with other cushions from the collection of your travels to make the ultimate statement.

  • Limited Edition – 100 made
  • Handmade needle thread stitching
  • Includes inner foam cushion
  • 45x45cm

£65.00 www.thepillowdrop.com

Personalised Photo Cushions

Put the kids on a photo cushion and you can hug them whenever you like… Even when they’re too cool for cuddles.

  • 4 sizes – 28 x 28 cm to 65 x 65 cm
  • 17 different themes available (up to 8 photos)
  • Print the same design on both sides or leave the back white
  • 2 cover materials: canvas or suede-like
  • Machine-washable at 30℃

£15.99 www.photobox.co.uk

The Heated Airer

The Money and space saving alternative to the tumble dryer, these het rooms as well as drying clothes, plus they cost pence per hour to run.

£55 Argos.com


These help to dry your clothes while taking the damp out of the air. This makes your home feel warmer without putting the heating on and again, they’re cheap to run.

Try ProBreeze 500ml Mini Dehumidifier £39 Amazon

Amber Perfumes

Chanel No.5 was Created over 100 years ago can you believe, it combines a sparkling, powdery feel with a distinctive bouquet of rose and Jasmine to form one of the most distinctive forms of sophistication ever.

£91 for 50ml

Guerlaine Shalimar

I love this old school scent. It was considered to be scandalous when it emerged in 1925 due to its musky scent but its still seen as one of the greatest musky perfumes of all time with its essence of vanilla, citrus and leather.

£75 for 50ml


Jo Malone Pomiganate Noir Candle

Crafted in the UK you can’t go wrong with a luxury candle by Jo Malone in any citrus scent. It fills the house with a beautiful fragrance and it lasts for weeks.

£55 200g single candle

Winter Signature Candle by The White Company

With noted of cinnamon, clove and orange, this smells spicy and warming. It comes in a beautifully illustrated festive gift box which make the perfect gift. Again, a very strong scent which lingers for weeks.

£20 The White Company

Erotic Novels For Him

Tropic Of Cancer

Not for the faint hearted or anyone under the age of 18

A semi autobiographical story of Miller’s life amongst the bohemians of Paris in the 1930s.

Once deemed as so immoral and debauched, it was banned in the UK and US for over 30 years, today Tropic of Cancer is hailed as a novel that changed modern fiction. Miller’s hedonistic account documents his sexual exploits with prostitutes, pimps and artists as it questions everything we thought we knew about morality, sexuality and freedom.

£8.99, Amazon

Books For Her

Gossip Girl meets Downton Abbey as England’s upper echelons of society mingle, romance and defend their honour.

Buy her the whole set… or watch Netflix of course

Hitting our TV screens at some point during the hazy blur of lockdowns, Bridgerton fulfilled a desire we didn’t know existed – salacious regency-era drama. Fans of the show will be pleased to know that there are eight books in the series that follow each one of the Bridgerton family siblings.

Similar to the show, the book features saucy encounters, witty commentary and heart-warming love stories. If you thought the series was too x-rated, be wary of the book as there’s an abundance of detailed sex scenes that can traverse many pages.

£6, Books2Door

Stocking Fillers For Mum & Dad

The Ultimate Man Apron
So they can sort of multi-task

£7.49 www.iwantoneofthose.com

Magnetic Wristband
For the DIY nut job who has a screw loose at Xmas

£6.99 www.iwantoneofthose.com

Fizzics Draftpour Beer Dispenser – Carbon

  • Engineered using patent-pending fluid dynamics & sound technology to enhance the flavor and taste of beer.
  • Enhances the flavour and taste of all beer styles, including IPAs, Pilsners, Brown Ales, Stouts, Porters, Lagers, etc.
  • Does not require gas, chemicals or proprietary replacement parts.
  • Powered by 4 standard AA batteries. Lightweight and durable making it ideal for outdoor activities, camping, tailgating, etc.
  • Compatible with 12-25oz cans and 12oz bottles.

£129.99 www.iwantoneofthose.com

Heated Hooded Blanket – Blush
You already know ALL about this…

£49.99 www.iwantoneofthose.com

Heated Foot Massager
  • It’s the comfiest, cosiest pair of slippers ever!
  • Delivers a soothing vibration massage.
  • Has the option of gentle heat.
  • Plugs into the mains.
  • Perfect for relaxing on a chilly evening.
  • Measures approx. 30 cm x 30 cm x 10 cm, fits up to size 11.

£38.99 www.iwantoneofthose.com

The Ultimate Gift:

Why A Home Security System is The Perfect Christmas Gift

Before you question how a fashion blogger could list this as the ultimate gift – I researched this subject far and wide and this was the unanimous answer.

Your home is a precious thing – a sanctuary where you can rest, rejuvenate and regroup after a long day at work or out running errands around town. Home is where we feel safe, so it’s important that we keep our homes safe from unwanted intruders and the threat of fire. What better way to say I love you than to give the gift of home security to your family or someone close to you.

Ring Alarm Motion Detector

  • Get instant notifications on your phone when motion is detected at home.
  • Easy installation with no tools required.
  • Mounts to room corners or flat walls.
  • 3V lithium battery included.
  • Advanced motion sensitivity: won’t detect pets weighing under approximately 22 kg when mounted at 2.1 m
  • Manage your Ring Alarm Motion Detector and other Ring products with the Ring app.
  • Alexa can notify you when your Ring Alarm Contact Sensors/Motion Detectors are running low on batteries. You can also set up smart reorders so you’ll never run out of batteries.
  • Questions or need help? Contact Ring Support: 01727 26 3045 or via email help@ring.com

£39.00 Amazon