My Top 12 Christmas Gifts (UK)

Hey, how are your Christmas preparations going? 

All still in full swing here – I’m just on my way into town now actually to buy some more Christmas cards.

I wanted to share my top 13 Christmas gifts with you in case you’re still looking for something to buy for yourself or someone you love. It’s not too late to get these in time for Christmas from Amazon if you order before the 21st. I created two lists – one with English gifts which is here. And one for American gifts –if you’re in America then go to this gift page here.

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relaxing gifts

Beautifully relaxing piano music. I bought this to listen to on my long waits at the airport when flying home to Germany – If you need to wind down in the bath or after work then get do it with his!

Better than Noise-cancelling Headphones – My Bose AE2

I got these because I’m very sensitive to noise around me and I felt it hard to go to sleep. So I looked into getting noise cancelling headphones. They were all super expensive though and said to be very heavy which I wouldn’t like at all. I got these in the end because one reviewer said that they are super comfy and shut out almost as much noise as the proper noise cancelling ones. And they do! If you want to lose yourself in the music at home or on your commute get these headphones.

How Not To Worry: How a Small Change Can Help You Stress Less and Enjoy Life More

If you constantly feel anxious about things you’re not getting done or missing something… if your desk is overflowing with notes and you are not trying to keep up with your commitments then ‘this stress-reducing book’ is for you – it helped me to get a bit more clear on the important things and not to stress about the others.

Control Stress : Stop Worrying and Feel Good Now !

I don’t know if you know this, but I’m a big Paul Mac Kenna fan. I have the whole series of his self hypnosis cds – and I listen to them regularly. Me on the sofa with my snug headphones on. Peace!
He has done a load of other cds to help you lose weight, have more success… This is a good one and the ‘Deep Sleep’ one – works like a charm too! Deeply relax with this effective self hypnosis cd.


Let this Slow Cooker Cook For You: Tefal Rk302e15 8-in-1 Cooker

This is a beauty – god only knows how I survived before I got a slow cooker last year. The best thing since sliced bread honestly! You can make rice, soups, hearty stew and even Porridge in it. No fuss. Just set it going before you go to bed and in the morning you are greeted with a steaming hot bowl of yum. Or set it to keep warm and enjoy at lunch. Big stress removed! Just one word of advice – It’s perfect for 1-2 people. But if you have a family with kids or you make humongous meals for two meals then this is on the small side – this Crock pot here would feed more people.

The Juicer I’m Really Happy With:

I bought this juicer (Philips HR1861 )because it can juice whole fruit – so there’s less chopping work involved, and the fruit jug keeps a lot of juice, same with the pulp container. That’s convenient as you don’t have to empty it half way. I’ve seen that Amazon have knocked £40 off the price. So if you’re thinking of getting into shape in the New Year – now is the time to get the juicer while the offer is still on.

Samsung WB150F – Point and Shoot for the hols

It’s an awesome compact camera! Small enough to be point and shoot shoot but with a decent zoom, good photo quality and full HD video. Neat! The best bit about the camera is the Wifi feature – you can actually email the photos from your camera straight to your friends and family without a computer. Very cool indeed. Johnny (my partner who is the lover of all things tech and gadget) was very jealous when I took this little camera with me on holiday! (14 MP, 18x Zoom for you tech buffs). A good example not to just go on price and Amazon ratings though. At first I had ordered the coolpix from Nikon because it was the cheapest with the overall best rating. But but it had a really cheap feel to it when holding it and the image quality was poorly. So I swiftly sent it back and ordered this one and I’m glad I did.

Have You got a Kindle Yet? I really like mine!

I was skeptical at first – old school! “I wanted to hold a nook in my hand – a REAL book.” Only a couple of months later and I’m taking mine everywhere. Half an hour’s wait in the dental surgery? No problem, I’ll read my latest book on my kindle. So portable, so light to hold in your hand. Love it. Highly recommended! Check it out the different kindle versions here.

books worth reading

My Book – Not for Christmas, But Good for You ;-)

This obviously makes for a sad Christmas present, haha! But since you’ve followed my advice and got yourself a kindle now ;-) I thought I’d point it out. Cheap and cheerful for sub £3. Perfect if you want to brush up on what I learned about going sugar free and getting rid of Candida in a quick to read format rather than scrolling through slow loading pages on my blog – this is a good way to do this and be able to access useful Candida safe food lists and my treatments suggestions without a pc. Btw this book will be available as paperback in the next few weeks.

Learn to Make Low Sugar Treats : Naturally Sweet & Gluten-Free

One of the very few cookbooks (real books that is – not on the kindle hah!) I own and a true source of inspiration for sugar reduced baking. Written by Ricki Heller, an inspiring author who has suffered from Candida herself.  find tons recipes of delicious recipes for cookies, muffins, cakes and pancakes in it.


great stocking fillers

A nice gift for a man – Solid Brass Sundial

A compass in a wooden box! Spotted it the other day when I was desperately looking for a classy present for my dad. This looks classy, yet it doesn’t make a hole in your pocketit’s just £15. Bargain!


Make Your Memories Last with a Desktop Photo Calendar

A great personal gift if you’re stuck for ideas and short on money. Digital photo albums and desktop calendars you can get for as little as a tenner at vistaprint or even Amazon and they are always well received. I just made some from my recent holiday. Just pick 12 of your favourite shots. Easy!

Great Stocking Filler: Wooden Brain Puzzle Set

Here’s a great stocking filler! Waiting for Christmas and sitting around under the tree can be boring – here’s the solution: Get your family solving one of these tricky mind puzzles. Easy to take apart – not easy to put back together. Infuriating and fun at the same time. I thought they’d be boring – but there are so NOT! We’ve had oodles of fun with it.

happy holidays!

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