Christmas is well and truly here, the tunes are on the radio, the lights are twinkling and frost (and snow) has arrived! Don’t let the pressure of finding the perfect gift get you down though – if you’ve got a food or fitness lover in your life then my gift guides are just what you need. From personalised, reusable coffee cups to bakery courses for the foodies plus wireless speakers and gym duffle bags for the gym-goers! I’m pretty sure you’ll find something here to pop under the tree!
For the cook, the recipe book collector, and lover of good food…
THE FOOD MEDIC BOOK
by me (duh!)
I wrote this book to educate others on how to maximise their health so that they can look and feel amazing. I want to debunk the myths that are out there surrounding dieting and instead offer solid, evidence-based advice. This book isn’t a book with a collection of recipes that will just help shift a few stubborn pounds before a holiday – it is about health, confidence, happiness and feeling great.
MARBLE STORAGE JAR
by The House Outfit
The perfect place to keep teabags, grains, porridge oats…whatever you fancy, whilst also adding a little fun to your kitchen. You can’t really go wrong with a marble storage jar can you!?
To answer the question, what to drink when you’re not drinking? Seedlip of course! Deliciously fragrant and available in 2 infusions; Garden 108 and Spice 94, they’re made from carefully sourced herbs, spices, peels, and barks. Build classic cocktails by mixing with tonic, or head to their site for new, creative mixing ideas such as kombucha!
REUSABLE COFFEE CUP
KeepCup’s mission is to encourage the use of reusable cups. Their personalised cups are barista friendly since they replicate the size of disposable cups. Being the owner of one myself, I can confirm that they’re incredibly durable and it’s always fun to be able to add a personal touch to gifts, don’t you think?
by Bread Ahead
The Bread Ahead Bakery School, situated in the heart of Borough Market, is the ideal place to experience artisan baking first hand. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned baker, their world class Master Bakers are there to offer their experience and guidance in the art of baking. They have loads of different courses on offer, from doughnut workshops to Scandinavian baking workshops, sourdough workshops to gluten-free baking workshops, so you’re guaranteed to find the perfect one.
MARBLE CHOPPING BOARD
by Urban Outfitters
A set of 2 cutting boards made from natural olive wood inlaid with white marble for an elevated touch. They’re naturally mildew and split-resistant and food-safe too, perfect for cheese boards for one or your breakfast toast!
UNICORN LUNCH BOXES
What’s a lunchbox without a bright unicorn splashed on the lid!? Keep your inner child alive with this set of 4 lunch boxes – perfect for taking dinner leftovers for lunch, or snacks for a day on-the-go! The four different sizes are designed to be stacked into one another (think Russian Doll) so are easy to store – no Tupperware cupboard dramas!
by Cath Kidston
Perfect for the colder months, take your soup to work and ensure it stays toasty warm with this floral flask by Cath Kidston. Even better, this one has a lid that unscrew to make a bowl and even comes with a spoon – you’ll be the envy of the office come lunch time!
by Planet Organic
For those real foodies in your life, the Planet Organic hampers are just what you need. There are so many different types to choose from, there’s a breakfast one and a vegan one, a a chocolate and a gut-loving one too. There’s seriously a hamper for anyone, and if you really can’t find the perfect one – you can even buy an empty basket and fill it to your hearts content!
by Chelsea Peers on ASOS
Made by New York label, Chelsea Peers, this one’s a fun little gift for the pizza-lover in your life!
For the gym-goer, weight lifter, and downward dog-ger…
ROYAL CLASSIC JOGGER
The perfect wear all day, wear with anything jogger. You can’t go wrong!
by Ultimate Ears
A stylish special edition speaker that is perfect for blasting out the tunes for home-workouts! The Ultimate Ears BOOM speaker has surround sound, bluetooth connectivity (so no annoying cables) with a 15 hour battery life after charging up as well as being touch responsive and compatible with Siri through the connected app. Not only that, it’s also water, dirt, and shock resistant (hello burpees!). There’s not much this little speaker doesn’t do!
by Starwood Sports
Each exercise band in this handy little pouch offers a different level of resistance making it possible to work muscles throughout the whole body progressively and safely. Use any one band individually or multiple bands together to provide the right level of resistance for you. Check back on my Instagram too for great at-home workouts you can do using your bands!
GINGER FLOAT BUBBLE BATH
Help stiffness subside and the tensions and tightness of a harried day melt away when you sink into this creamy, bubbling bath elixir. Feel the purifying-powers of pungent ginger warm and invigorate weary, dreary body skin while the citrusy-crisp scent of lush, lighthearted Lemon, Lime and Bergamot helps to lift listless spirits. The perfect way to wind down after a busy day or relax tired muscles!
by Yogi Bare
Inspired and tested by real yogis and yoga teachers, the PAWS mat features ultra grip technology so from your first downward dog to soaring in an arm balance, PAWS has your back! While PAWS surface offers a solid flat support and the underside grips to keep your mat in place, they have a cushioned layer in between too – so whether you are in upward facing bow, letting go in Savasana or just crawling around like you are in a Hip Hop music video, know you are doing so in the ultimate comfort.
WIRELESS SOLO HEADPHONES
With up to 40 hours of battery life, Beats Solo3 Wireless is the perfect everyday headphone, and just 5 minutes of charging can give back 3 hours of playback. You can also take calls, control your music and activate Siri with the integrated controls on the ears. Not only that – look how sleek they are!? The perfect gift for those who love music to motivate their workouts!
With adjustable straps, this duffle bag enables you to stash your laptop in the internal compartment for safe storage, toss wet workout clothes and bathing suits in the wipe clean compartment to keep your gear clean, and conveniently carry your yoga mat with straps made just for that purpose. This bag is perfect for those who fit the workout into busy days!
Swell’s White Marble design is part of the Elements Collection, featuring a shiny high gloss finish and a design that resembles newly quarried marble, so each pattern is unique. The bottle is vacuum sealed and keeps drinks cold for 24 hours, or hot for 12 hours. The bottle does not condensate and the mouth is wide enough for ice cubes and drip-free sipping.
by Starwood Sports
Foam Rollers are great at helping to increase circulation to sore and tight muscles, providing relief from pain and are valuable for all sports and exercise enthusiasts! This ultra-strong foam roller is long enough to effectively work muscles throughout the body, yet it’s still fairly light so it can easily be carried it in a gym bag. Use them for yoga, pilates classes or working out in the gym. These ones also come with an Ebook instruction guide to help get you started too!
ACTIVE LIVING DIARY 2018
by Lorna Jane on Active in Style
The iconic Lorna Jane Active Living diary for 2018 is packed full of nourishing recipes, monthly reflection pages, inspirational quotes and much more to keep you focused and living your best life for the year ahead. The diary is cloth bound and comes with a handy ribbon page marker, so you’ll never lose your spot!
INSPIRATION QUOTE CARDS
Surround yourself with beautiful, inspiring words every day with this gorgeous Quote Card Set. With 12 inspiring quotes, including gold foil detailing throughout, be inspired to dream large and achieve your goals through the power of words. Never anything wrong with a little boost when the New Year rolls in…