Friday, 8 December 2017

Five Christmas Gift Ideas for Men*

I find men the hardest to buy for when it comes to Christmas gifts. There are so many great things that you can buy the girls, pamper sets, smellies, candles but when it comes to men I just haven’t a clue. This year I have tried to scour the web for some ideas that you could get the man in your life, let me know in the comments if you have any more to add. I hope these ideas will help you.

If in doubt, buy alcohol! A bottle of Captain Morgan’s is always a good idea and if you want to make it more into a gift package then add in some other ingredients in order for them to make their own festive cocktails.

I think a personalised bag is also a great gift idea. The men that I know are all about hitting the gym so a gym bag with their initials would make for a great personalised gift. MAHI leather have an amazing selection of bags and I am sure you’d be able to find one that suited the man in your life.

Looking for a gift for a foodie? Why not get them some gift vouchers for their favourite restaurant? I recently tried out the Christmas menu at Turtle Bay and it was delicious. I know personally I would be very happy if I opened up vouchers to a restaurant on Christmas morning!

If your man is into a pamper session then an interesting and different gift idea could be to get them a voucher to use a Float Pod.  A single float experience includes a 60- minute float session, followed by a refreshing sorbet and organic tea. You can even book yourself in at the same time and make it a gift for the both of you!

Following on from the pamper session, L’occitane have some great Christmas gift ideas for men including sets so you can get them a bundle of goodies. The Christmas Beauty sets for Him have been inspired by the golden rays of Southern France. Products range from facial moisturisers to serums and also shaving creams, colognes and essential oils. I love how as a company they commit to using natural ingredients and invests heavily into research and plant extraction. Standard delivery is free if you spend over £35 and they also offer next day delivery on orders before 3pm so you still have time to pick up a great gift. I think this would make the perfect present for a Father, Brother, Boyfriend or Friend this Christmas.

What are you buying the men in your life this Christmas?

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Monday, 4 December 2017

Jim Chapman's "147 Things" Book Review*

When it comes to YouTubers releasing books, I am never that interested unless the person is local or I feel that I will really benefit from the book. When I was offered the chance to review Jim Chapman’s new book, ‘147 things’, I knew it was one that I genuinely would have been interested in. Being from Norwich, I used to see Jim in the city all the time before his YouTube career really kicked off. I think this is why I find him quite relatable, as once he was just like me. Wandering around the city vlogging and not many people knew who he was. I even got a selfie with Jim back in the day!

The book arrived in hardback and is a pretty good size. I also got some postcards included, not sure if this is something that comes with all of the books or only online orders but I thought they were a nice touch.

Jim’s book is all about 147 things that have helped him through life. No subject is off limits, there are embarrassing stories and personal things that you would not expect to read in any other book, but for Jim – it works!

I think this would make a great Christmas gift for those who love Youtubers and anyone who generally likes something funny to read. Have you picked up this book? What do you think? Buy it from Waterstones here.

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