Christmas Gift Ideas For the Big Boys and Girls (The Adults)

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Added by: Shropshire Mums on Mon Nov 20 21:09 2023


Christmas Gifts For The Big Boys and Girls

We know its not all about the kids at Christmas and we love browsing through some of the great gift ideas we get sent in this time of year and heres some of our favorites we wanted to share with you......


Haier I-Master Series 5 Multi-Beverage  uploaded picture

Made for versatility, from steaming coffees and luxurious hot chocolates to tasty teas and herbal infusions, the Series 5 Multi Beverage does it all.

No capsules needed, no countertop clutter: just enjoy your favourite café-style hot drinks at home.

Operated with modern LED touch controls and encased in dark metal, this appliance will revolutionise your mornings, whilst the easy-to-clean, non-stick jug ensures hassle-free maintenance as well.

Beverage Excellence, Capsule-Free

Enjoy a variety of beverages all within a single device, all without the need for disposable capsules. The Multi Beverage incorporates a heating element and whisk, allowing you to prepare a dazzling array of delicious drinks.

Multi Beverage - Multi Benefit

Whether you prefer loose leaf tea, Americano or Cappuccino, the Multi Beverage is ready with 6 dedicated functions. You can even put squares of your favourite chocolate bar into the jug with milk to melt down and blend into the smoothest, most indulgent hot chocolate imaginable.

Accessories Included

Included you'll find a coffee scoop, cleaning brush and metal filter. The filter can be used inside the machine to infuse teas, or can be placed over your mug for a pour-over style coffee.

Compact Design

Although it combines the functions of a kettle, frother and coffee maker all in one, the Multi Beverage won’t take up too much space on your countertop. The cleaning brush and scoop accessories can even be stored neatly on the side for convenience.

RRP £150 HOWEVER - Currently on offer for just £99


uploaded picture WHAT DID WE THINK?
Where do we start.... We don't just like this, we absolutley love it!!!!
Lets start with Haier as a brand...Haier are the number one global appliances brand and have been producing kitchen appliances for over 30 years.  Haier believe their aim is to deliver premium quality, state-of-the-art products that respond to the constantly changing needs of the modern home, ultimately giving consumers more time to do the things that matter to them.

When we were asked to feature the Haier Multi Beverage we were really excited to get our hands on the machine.  When you think of the typical kitchen counter top we have kettles, coffee machines and some of us even hot chocolate velvetizers so in my mind this machine could potentially do pretty much all those appliances do.  

The Haier Muti Beverage Maker certainly hasnt disappointed.  On first impression its such a compact machine that takes up very little space and its also incredibly simplistic with very few parts and accessories, you literally have the machine itself, jug and filter that fits neatly inside the machine and a cleaning vrush and scoop that magnetically attach to the side of the machine.  The machine its ooozes quality and style whist remaining subtle and sleek.

So we liked the look and feel but how did it perform.. We made the mistake of telling the kids they could make hot chocolate with their favoite real chocolate bars with this machine..... so.... you guessed it, they had to try that first.  So the kids loved making their own hot chocolate by breaking the chcolate bars into small chunks and placing them in the jug, then topping up with milk to the fill line.  In what cant have been more than a minuite or so the machine had melted the chocolate, warmed the milk and whipped it into a super frothy delicious creamy hot chocolate... and that was it, the kids were sold of this forever more.  Amazing for creating lovely warm frothy milk before bedtime too.

As for us adults, in no time at all we were able to use our fresh ground coffee to brew up a delicious coffe toppped with delicious warm frothy milk, lovely lattes and more.   Whilst we wouldn't be in a hurry to ditch the kettle we can eaily see this replacing the plastic pod coffee machine, no more buying expensive capsules and quite frankly the drinks taste much fresher from the Haier Multi Beverage and we do feel we have only really scratched the surface on what we can do with this amazing little machine and we've not even tried the super helpful app full of recipe ideas yet and its still already a huge hit with us.



uploaded pictureTOG 24 Denton Mens Waterproof 3-IN-1 Jacket

The UK weather can be highly unpredictable, so the Tog 24 3 in 1 jacket is the perfect solution. The two piece set teams a fully waterproof coat with a detachable quilted jacket. Layer up and wear this versatile combo as your warmest of winter coats, or use each one separately. When we say waterproof, we really mean it. High performance fabric won't let in a drop, all the seams are taped and for good measure we've also given it a water repellent coating. A high neck keeps you warm and gives a chunky look when you're zipped up. In pelting rain you can tighten the hood around your face and adjust the cuffs and hem to keep out the wind. A dual-use zip lets you fasten up the jacket or zip it into to the waterproof,and secure the two together with press studs at the neck and cuffs. The 3-in-1 concept makes it so easy to adapt to changing temperatures and conditions so you'll never be caught out at any time of year. 

FEATURES

Outer Jacket - 10K Waterproof, 10K Breathable, Windproof

Taped seams to stop water getting in

DWR coating to outer fabric to repel wate

Waterproof zip opening to front of jacket

Adjusters to Hood, cuffs & Hem of outer jacket

2 lower zip pockets, 1 chest pockets

3 in 1 attachments at cuffs & back neck for inner jacket

Zip off hood

Rubber badge to sleeves & logo print to sleeveuploaded picture

Inner Jacket - Synthetic fill for warmth

Zip opening to front of jacket that also zips into Outer jacket

2 lower zip pockets

Loops to cuffs & back neck to attach to Outer jacket

Logo print to sleeveTOG 24 Beverley Womens Waterproof 3-IN-1 Jacket

RRP currently on offer reduced from £250 to a bargain £150

https://www.tog24.com/products/denton-mens-waterproof-3in1-jacket-black

WHAT DID WE THINK?

This jacket is the perfect gift choice to see the recipient through any time of the year and lets face it the UK weather can go from sunshine to snow at times so this really does cover all seasons.  It's super stylish, amazing quality full of great practical features and really quick and easy to change between.  It really is super waterproof and wind proof.  A great choice of colours with something to suit pretty much everyones taste and it really is super comfy and breathable too.  At the time of going to press (22/11/23) this is also on an incredible offer with £100 off the RRP. A really great gift for that special person you want to spoil this season.


uploaded pictureTHINKWARE DASH CAM F200 PRO

The F200PRO dash cam from Thinkware brings you 1080p Full HD Crystal Clear footage and is packed full of advanced features.

Keeping you and your car protected with its Advanced Parking Mode featuring Super Night Vision, along with Time Lapse technology. Wi-Fi Enabled App connectivity for easier control. Advanced Driver Assistance system (ADAS) when using the optional GPS antenna along with the Cyclops Speed Camera Database with Free for Life Updates.

THINKWARE DASH CAM LINK APP

The F200 PRO’s built-in Wi-Fi allows it to connect to the Dash Cam Link App, letting you easily view, download, delete or share footage directly from your smartphone.

Thinkware Dash Cam Link provides easy access to your Thinkware Dash Cam. Share the best driving videos on social media by simply downloading your dashcam footage into your smartphone’s photo album. Replay your latest driving videos and manage your dash cam’s settings all in one app.

PARKING SURVEILLANCE MODE

Parking mode is a feature of dash cams that are either hardwired or using the OBD2 Connector. This allows them to continue recording while your car is parked and turned off. All Thinkware dashcams continuously monitor the health of the vehicle’s battery and will shut down if it detects any issues.

Please note: A hardwire or OBDII cable installation is required for Parking Mode functionality

Motion Detection

Monitor and capture any motion around the vehicle for potential vandalism attempts.

Impact Detection

Monitor any impact to the vehicle while it is parked to catch any hit-and-run driver in the act while you are away.

TIME LAPSE PARKING MODE

Catch any potential bumps, scrapes and other incidents by recording footage from your vehicle when you are not nearby. Timelapse mode records at 2 frame per second (FPS) to reduce the size of the video file. This allows the dash cam to record longer than other dash cams whilst in parking mode.

ENERGY SAVING MODE

Reduce power consumption and provides longer video recording than normal parking mode. When you are away from your car for an extended period of time, energy saving parking recording is a recommended solution. When in use, the device will go to sleep and after an impact has been detected by the built-in G-sensor, it will wake up within a second and start recording for the next 20 seconds.

SUPER NIGHT VISION

Whilst in parking mode the Thinkware camera uses advancements in lens and computing power to revolutionise night time recording with their Trademarked Super Night Vision. 

The system uses ISP (Image Signal Processing) technology and real-time image processing to capture far greater detail at night, further protecting your vehicle whilst parked.

RRP From £139

Thinkware Dash Cam F200 Pro | Thinkware Dash Cam UK


Joby Compact Studio Creator Kit uploaded picture

The Compact Studio Creator Kit provides an in-house all-in-one solution for your vlogging, live streaming, tutorial and video-making activities. Make the most out of your Tik Tok dance with this full-set JOBY ecosystem kit consisting of Full-size Compact Light Kit Tripod, Beamo Ring Light and Wavo On-Camera Microphone.

Create impressive unboxing videos and engaging fitness tutorials from multiple perspectives with this three-in-one kit. The Compact Light Tripod represents our best-in-class portable, full-size tripod that is lightweight, adjustable and compatible with both cameras and smartphones thanks to the phone mount and cold shoe mounts included in the pack.

The included phone bracket also rotates within the mount, so you can instantly swap from landscape b-roll to portrait in a matter of seconds. With a standard ¼-20” wheel locking mount, it is simple to mount your camera or any other piece of camera equipment (up to 1.5kg) onto the cleverly integrated ball head.

The Beamo Ringlight 12'' is the go-to diffused LED light for vloggers and mobile content creators that want a professional look. You can adjust 12 different brightness levels and 3 temperature settings to your needs.

Wavo Compact On-Camera Microphone picks up sound from the front, excluding lateral noises to get the best audio. The ¼ 20 mount on the bottom allows you to attach it directly onto your compact Light Tripod.

RRP £151.90

https://joby.com/uk-en/compact-studio-creator-kit-pb202200007/

uploaded picture Joby Seamless Creator Background Paper 1.35X11m Wake Me Up White

Easy-to-use background for all kinds of content creation including makeup tutorials, live streaming, short videos, portraits and more!

Perfect for creating smooth backgrounds for video content

Thick, non-reflective dyed paper available in 10 colours

Suitable for tight space. Great for vertical content

Easy to use: Just unroll what you need

Recyclable and made from 75% recycled materials

RRP £52.95

https://joby.com/uk-en/seamless-creator-background-paper-1-35x11m-wake-me-up-white-jb01884-bww/

WHAT DID WE THINK?

Fantastic set up for those who have a passion for home photography / blogging/ streaming and more.  A super kit with pretty much everything you need for  to get started (other than the stands to hold the backdrop but these can be picked up for a really affordable price).  As you would expect from joby, these are not the budget pieces of kit you will find in bargain strores and you can feel and really see the quality and difference when in use.  Love how adaptable these pieces of kit are and you can add additional Joby accessories really easily.



uploaded pictureTiny Polar Bear Necklace from Jana Reinhardt Jewellery

The Jana Reinherdt brand consists of husband and wife duo Janan and Ross Reinhardt, who together have over 50 years of experience in the jewellery business. Both qualified goldsmiths, having started training in 1996 . After 10 years of working for different jewellery companies, Jana Reinhardt was born. 

In 2020, like many people, the duo re-evaluated what was important to them as a business and decided they wanted to use their skills to support causes that were important to them. While making beautiful pieces that you’ll treasure for years to come remains a top priority, they say there’s so much more to the jewellery they create than the aesthetic. As a brand they also hope to change and challenge people’s perceptions of animals and stimulate conversation around how we treat other species and the world around us, one piece of jewellery at a time.  

They created an animal charity collection to increase awareness and raise money for several animal rights issues. From larger organisations like PETA to smaller charities like The Retreat Animal Rescue, the intention being to make a small contribution to organisations making a big difference to animal welfare. In addition to fundraising, they hope their jewellery might also make people think about the plight of the animals they represent and realise that they can make a change. Maybe when someone comments on someone's new necklace, it might allow the wearer to mention what the piece is about, possibly planting a seed in their friend's mind that might change the way they look at animals or the environment for the better.

Tiny Polar Bear Necklace - Polar Nights Collection 

This lovely little polar bear necklace is handmade to order in the Worthing workshop, you just have to choose the metal type from silver, gold, rose gold.

Even though this little chap is small, it doesn't diminish the wow factor or craftsmanship. Sits perfectly on your clothes and even though he is hand polished to a high shine, this little bear is tactile. 

Polar Bears have 42 teeth, but Jana decided to keep the world's largest land carnivore a bit more cuddly!

Product Information

  • Handcrafted in the UK
  • Available in 925 Sterling Silver, 9ct or 18ct solid gold and platinum *
  • The polar bear measures 10mm tall x 13mm wide 
  • The chain fastens with a 5mm spring ring.
  • Can be engraved with up to 3 characters on the back (£15 engraving charge)
  • Hand polished to a high shine
  • Comes with a 1.2mm trace chain, adjustable to either 16/18 inches (41/46 cm) or 20/22 inches (52/57cm) length

WHAT DID WE THINK

This necklace is beautiful and with such a lovely story behind it too.  The ethos behind this brand is so inspiring and a great gift for animal lovers and those who love to give back.  The necklace really is beautifully crafted and locely and smooth, all too often you see necklaces like this made with tiny thin chains that snap very easily, however this lovely little polar bear comes with a perfect chain size thats chunky enough to withstand a little ore yet still delicate enough and stylish too. 

RRP £89

Jane Reinhardt Tiny Polar Bear


uploaded pictureSafe Haven for Donkeys Adopt A Donkey Scheme

UK animal charity, Safe Haven for Donkeys was originally set up in 2000 to help the thousands of working donkeys in Israel and the Palestinian Territories (West Bank) and more recently in Egypt to provide the critical veterinary care needed for thousands of working donkeys and mules. 

Donkey adoptions make a fantastic gift for animal lovers of any age and you can choose your own donkey from a selection online.  From baby donkeys to the older drove of retirees, there’s bound to be a donkey that appeals especially to you or that special person you are gifting to - perhaps the aptly named Noelle? For just £3 a month, or £36 a year, you can give the donkeys the love and care they need. 

Fantastic virtual gift ideas - bring happiness directly to the donkeys.

You can help an abandoned baby donkey be bottle-fed with nutritional milk, provide dinner for a donkey or perhaps a comfy bed for the night. These virtual gifts will bring happiness to a donkey this Christmas, as well as the gift recipient. 

WHAT DID WE THINK

This is another fantastic gift idea for animal lovers, a great way to show someone you care whilst giving to a great cause all in their name.

From just £36 per year

Safe Haven for Donkeys - Safe Haven for Donkeys (safehaven4donkeys.org)


Caviar Anti-Aging Multiplying Volume Shampoo & Conditioner from Alternauploaded picture

Treat yourself or someone else with our Caviar Anti-Aging Multiplying Volume Shampoo & Conditioner Gift Set. 

This luxurious volumizing cleansing and conditioning system works to boost hairs fullness and volume while retaining moisture. daily stresses and future damage. This duo gently boosts hairs fullness, perfect for straight, wavy, curly, coiled and tightly coiled hair. The result: stronger, healthier, younger-looking hair.

As well as treating your loved ones to luxurious haircare, the Alterna Holiday Duo gift boxes are 100% environmentally friendly, complete with 100% recyclable Kraft paper and a residue-free sleeve. This means the boxes can be repurposed as storage for trinkets, keepsakes and cosmetics making the Holiday Duos a multi-purpose gift

KEY BENEFITS

Maintains overall smoothness of hair

Improves manageability/combing of the hair

Provides shine to the hair

Provides hydration/moisture to the hair

Provides the hair with additional volume (when used with the mousse and mist)

Caviar Multiplying Volume Shampoo is a gentle, daily, volumizing cleanser that boosts hair’s fullness and volume while retaining moisture. Perfect for straight, wavy, curly, coiled and tightly coiled hair.

Caviar Multiplying79.80 Volume Conditioner a gentle, daily, volumizing conditioner that boosts hair’s fullness and volume while retaining moisture. Perfect for straight, wavy, curly, coiled and tightly coiled hair.

WHAT ELSE YOU NEED TO KNOW

Experience transformation after just one use! Inspired by the Science of Skincare for Hair®, Caviar Anti-Aging is our first comprehensive line of hair care products that address intrinsic (natural aging process), chemical and environmental aging by infusing hair with the finest, most effective ingredients to restore hydration, strength, vibrancy and elasticity for more youthful-looking hair. Every product contains pure Caviar from the roe of non-endangered sturgeon fish, sustainably farmed in France. Luxurious and rich in vitamins, minerals and Omega fatty acids that help restore hair's lipid layer to its optimal state– the key to healthier, younger-looking hair. Free of added SLS/SLES*, Parabens, Phthalates, DEA/TEA, and Synthetic Color. Suitable for color-treated hair.

WHAT DO WE THINK?

This really is a super luxurious treat for the special lady in your life, we really did see a difference after just a few uses, hair felt so much lighter, boncier and silky smooth.

RRP £79.80

Caviar Anti-Aging Multiplying Volume Shampoo & Conditioner Gift Set – Alterna Direct


For The Book Lovers


uploaded pictureThe Jugglers Box

A body is found in a Salt Hedge with a crate of purloined books. Ruan Peat is on the case.

Hela believes she has the means to achieve Hungarian Independence, if only she can get her hands on it. No one will be allowed to stand in her way.

Greta Finnerty is smuggling a dead English officer through French lines, with urgent news for the Dutch Authorities.

Three strands pulling deftly drawn characters together from remote Norwegian mountains, ancient Russian battles, Irish and French Uprisings, until all three strands become one in the exciting historical adventure that is The Juggler's Box.

WHAT DID WE THINK

If you love a real gritty story then this is definatley one for you.  This story contains all the great subjects to drawn you in, mystery, secrets and lies.  A great adventure story that keeps you wanting to keep turning the pages.  We dont want to give to much away so will just say this i great read for anyone that loves and adventorous enemy lines backstory.

RRP £16.99

Available from all good bookshops and of course Amazon


Artificial Wisdom by Thomas R Weaveruploaded picture

SALVATION HAS A PRICE.An enthralling murder mystery with a vividly realised future world, forcing readers to grapple hard hitting questions about the climate crisis, our relationship with Artificial Intelligence and the price we would be willing to pay, as a species, to be saved. Perfect for fans of Blake Crouch, Neal Stephenson, Philip K Dick, Kim Stanley Robinson and RR Haywood.It's 2050, a decade after a heatwave that killed four hundred million across the Persian Gulf, including journalist Marcus Tully's wife. Now he must uncover the truth: was the disaster natural? Or is the weather now a weapon of genocide?A whistleblower pulls Tully into a murder investigation at the centre of an election battle for a global dictator, with a mandate to prevent a climate apocalypse. A former US President campaigns against the first AI politician of the position, but someone is trying to sway the outcome.Tully must convince the world to face the truth and make hard choices about the future of the species. But will humanity ultimately choose salvation over freedom, whatever the cost?

WHAT DID WE THINK

If you or osmeone you know loves futuristic books this is one for you, while it takes a while for the story to build, there are then so many twists and turns it certainly keep syou on your toes.  An interesting through provoking book into what they future may or may not have instore

RRP £14.99

Available from all good bookshops including Waterstones  and Amazon


uploaded pictureOnly for the Holidays: Cuddle up with a cosy happy-ever-after this Christmas!

A captivating Christmas romcom that finds city girl Tia embark on a fake relationship with country boy Quincy.

City girl Tia Solanke is dreading the festive period. She's on a break with her boyfriend and the last thing she wants to do is spend Christmas away from London. Arriving at Saiyan Hedge Farm, Tia takes an instant disliking to it. She falls in horse manure, is chased by sheep and the Wi-Fi sucks. How is she meant to stalk her ex now and concoct a foolproof plan to win him back?

Country boy Quincy Parker and his family run the farm, and this year they've been selected to host the biggest event in the town's calendar - the Winter Ball. Preparations are underway, and Quincy is working around the clock to make it a success. The only problem is, he's told everyone he has a date to the ball, when in reality that couldn't be further from the truth.

At first, Tia and Quincy don't see eye to eye, until they realise they both have something to gain by pretending to be a couple. But when a snowstorm threatens to cancel the Winter Ball, their fake relationship is put to the test. Will Tia and Quincy be able to keep up the pretence and save the day, or will real feelings get in the way?

WHAT DID WE THINK

A great light hearted read for the festive season, perfect for those with hopeless romantics and a great read for snuggling up on the sofa with on a cold winters day.

RRP £8.99

Available from all good bookshops including Waterstones  and Amazon


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