Christmas is fast approaching and it’s certainly starting to feel a lot more festive here in London. Time to beat the crowds and take advantage of the deals on offer on today of all days – Black Friday.
I thought I’d do something a little different to kick start my gift guides this year, with a ‘Gift Guide for Him & Her’.
I’ll be sharing my top tips on the perfect gifts for couples this Christmas, whether it be the perfect gift for the hard to buy for boyfriend or something a little different for your girlfriend. Better still, why not buy both; because who doesn’t love matching gifts and we should all treat ourselves too at Christmas right?
Here are my top 5 best ‘His & Hers’ gifts this Christmas:
1. Smart Technology
For me the best gifts are well designed, beautifully crafted and offer something unique. Most importantly, the best gifts are useful. They’re the type of products which the recipient already owns, but you’re gifting them the upgraded version – the luxe edition that they wouldn’t necessarily fork out on for themselves.
For this reason I’ve chosen the Oral-B GENIUS 9000 Electric Toothbrush as the first gift on my list. It combines smart technology and sleek design to create a cool new gadget.
What makes this gift extra special, is that it’s not a simple electric toothbrush it comes with a few pretty cool gadgets…
The Innovative Smart Travel Case – This toothbrush comes with a fantastic case, which not only charges your brush, you can also use it to charge your smartphone! Making it a must have essential from Him or Her.
App Integration – The stand out feature for me is the pressure technology that notifies you if you are over brushing; something we are all guilty of. Motion sensor tech within the brush is also able to detect areas of your pearly whites you might be missing, via an app connection, to ensure you get the perfect clean with no areas missed.
3DWhitening brush head – To top it off this brush comes with a unique whitening brush head which mimics the shape of a dentist’s tool to gently polish away surface stains. Pair it with the Oral-B 3D White Luxe Perfection Toothpaste, for up to 100% of surface stains removal in just three days, revealing that bright white smile. Who would say no to that for Christmas?!
It’s the perfect Christmas gift for that someone special, I actually received an Oral-B brush as Christmas gift a few years ago and I loved it! It’s not something I’d have splashed out on for myself and so it made the perfect gift. I can genuinely say it has made a huge difference to my smile.
With Black Friday deals on fire this year, the Oral-B GENIUS brushes are available for £99.99 (RRP £280) from Boots, click here for more information. (*Price is at the sole discretion of the retailer)
2. Him & Her Fragrances
Fragrances are the perfect gift for the ‘hard-to-buy-for’ loved one because you can never have too many nice scents. The Tom Ford Private Blend collection is one of my all time favourites and offers unique scents that help you stand out from the crowd.
For Him, Tobacco Vanille, one of my all time favourite fragrances. The prominent tobacco and vanilla notes combined with tonka bean, give this scent a rich aroma and is ideal for those dressed up affairs.
For Her, Soleil Blanc, a floral scent focused on white floral and coconut notes. This is a great ever day scent and is one of my favourites of Josie’s collection.
All Tom Ford Private Blend are unisex, so the beauty of this duo is you can swap if you want to change things up a bit.
3. Him & Her Grooming / Beauty
Clarins is one of my favourite beauty and skincare brands and receiving a gift set from them on Christmas day is guaranteed to make you smile.
For Him, the Clarins Men Weekend Essentials set. This includes the exfoliating cleanser scrub, super moisture balm, smooth shave gel and my personal favourite in the anti-fatigue eye serum. A perfect gift for a guy on the move, whether it be for your overnight bag or gym bag.
For Her, the Clarins Winter Body Essentials set. This includes the moisture-rich body lotion, exfoliating body scrub and hand & nail cream. Ideal for a girl’s handbag to help fight the damage the Winter months can cause to our skin.
4. Gadgets for Him & Her
Gadgets are guaranteed to get everyone excited at Christmas and it’s always nice to open something that you can have a play with on the day.
For Him, the perfect boys toy, Samsung Gear Icon X in-ear headphones. These are one of my favourite gadgets of 2016 and are perfect for the gym-goer or traveller. The headphones are completely wireless and touch sensitive, allowing you to change tracks with the tap of the ear bud. The biggest plus for me is the handy travel case that also charges the headphones when not in use – guaranteed to get your boyfriend or husband excited!
For Her, the ultimate portable battery charger for tablets and mobile phones. Mophie are experts in technology and their battery packs are in my opinion the best on the market. This rose gold beauty will give you x5 additional full charges of your iPhone; the perfect gift for those who live live in the fast lane!
5. Him & Her Stocking Fillers
Traditionally I always make a small stocking up for Josie and it’s a great way to display a few smaller and thoughtful gifts – and also win some brownie points (!)
For Him, the recently launched People Just Do Nothing box set, with the full 3 seasons. If you haven’t caught the show on BBC 3 you’ve seriously missed out, it’s filmed in a mockumentary style similar to that of the Office and is guaranteed to get you and the other half chuckling.
For Her, the Little Book Of Hygge. If you’ve managed to avoid reading the countless recent news articles about Hygge, it’s the Danish concept based focused on living well and living simply. This book has some great recipe ideas for the colder months along with some cosy interior ideas and is a great coffee table book.
Click on the links for the best deals available and happy Christmas shopping!
What are your ‘must-haves’ this Christmas?
Are there any ‘Him & Her’ gifts you have your eyes on?
*This Blog Post was written in collaboration with Oral-B