Usually, I do a gift guide for women and a gift guide for men at this time of year. However, my friend Lesbemums reminded me that gender stereotyping, even when it comes to adults (my kid’s gift guides are already categorised by age/interests not gender) is still not so cool. So this year I’m just doing a general gift guide for all adults – not restricted by gender! Physical shopping is going to be a challenge this year so here’s my guide to Christmas gift ideas for adults that you can buy online…
Christmas gift ideas for adults that you can buy online for under £10
Handmade scrunchies £3
Jemeela is a member of my Facebook group, the Nomipalony Freehouse, and makes these beautiful handmade scrunchies that would make a wonderful stocking filler or secret santa gift for someone this year.
Neon green bolt earings £10
Cute handmade earrings from vegan polymer clay made by the lovely Kelly and Zoe, a transgender family in Cardiff. They also have a lovely PRIDE collection that donates 20% of profits to LGBTQ charities if you want to send a message of support to someone who is LGBTQI.
Kelzo has a no-waste policy (all clay is used and leftovers recycled). They include a little candle and a sprinkle of smellies in each box too.
I’ve been fortunate to know Kelly and Zoe on Instagram for a while now. They are just lovely and supportive. I know they’d really appreciate your orders this Christmas.
Christmas gift ideas for adults that you can buy online for under £20
VASO glass straws £11.99
This mixed pack of VASO’s premium glass straws offers you the choice of 4 straws of mixed lengths that would make a perfect stocking filler or secret santa gift for someone who is environmentally conscious.
The straws are produced with German engineered glass which delivers a strong, fully recyclable product that is BPA free and contains no plastics, toxins or mineral oils. This also provides a pure taste whilst, unaffected by chemicals that may be present in other straws available on the market.
Neon song lyric prints from £13
Ink and Drop have a huge selection of modern and trendy prints available at reasonable prices. I love this Smith’s lyric inspired ‘there is a light that never goes out’ neon print and their ‘you saw the whole of the moon‘ neon print with the infamous Waterboys lyrics. Both are available in a range of sizes.
Ink and Drop have kindly provided a code for my readers that will get you 15% off orders this Christmas. Simply enter the code nomipalony15 on check out for a bargain.
Curry night kit £14.95
This beautifully designed curry kit contains 4 curry powders with 8 quick and easy curry recipe for the spice loving foodie or budding chef in your life.
I think this would be a great gift for someone who is clinically vulnerable to covid and isn’t getting takeaways right now because they are worried about the risk. They can make their own high taste curry from home without the anxiety.
Cruelty free Mum Christmas candle £16
Kindred Fire‘s candles are cruelty-free and hand-poured designs crafted in Manchester.
This 180ml jar candle is presented in an apothecary style jar with lid and filled with a natural soy wax and has a 25 hour burn time. Any mum would love this orange and cinnamon scented candle this Christmas.
As an aside, I also love their advent candles (also £16, also orange and cinnamon) that you can burn an hour a night starting from December 1st. You’ll need to get that ordered before December to make use of it this year.
Shy Bairns Get Nowt T Shirt £19
Local North East business Kinship has supported Nomipalony from the start. This Christmas I’d like to return the favour as they have loads of great slogan tops at the moment.
I especially like their Shy Bairns Get Nowt t shirt as it’s one of my favourite Geordie sayings. Not only does it look great but it is made from 100% organic cotton and printed on demand in the UK in a renewable energy-powered factory. You should also check out their ‘difference is good’ kids tees and their Homeschool class of 2020 tops.
Buying Guide Cotton Tee £20
LoveYaaYaa is a Black business founded by Nana Evans in 2014. Many of their products are inspired by the West African and African Diaspora.
This super cool ‘Buying Guide’ cotton T comes in both a men and womens’ fit. If you want to support the Black pound this Christmas then this is one for you. They have some beautiful products on their site, including leather obi belts and head wraps.
Christmas gift ideas for adults that you can buy online for under £30
Bespoke custom print £25
Earlier in the year local North East lass, Sketched by Sara made me a beautiful custom print of our wedding venue (you can read all about it in my post about getting married in a month at Newcastle Civic Centre). She currently has an offer on for your own custom print for £25. It could be a print of your home, a wedding couple or venue or something else entirely. It would be a really thoughtful personalised gift for someone this Christmas.
Rejuvenate CBD bundle £25
Alphagreens rejuvenate CBD bundle is a great gift for the spoonies in your life. For £25 it contains 4 pharmaceutical standard 10mg CBD patches, Golden Shrooms (organic cordyceps, reishi and turmeric functional mushroom adaptogen blend) and organic golden turmeric tea.
They are made in the UK, lab-tested, vegan friendly, cruelty free, contain no parabens or sulfates and are forest friendly.
If you know someone who is feeling pretty run into the ground at the moment then this is the gift for them.
2021 Calendar With Seeds £26
A colourful botanical calendar with seeds (affiliate link) for anyone who developed green fingers back in the first lockdown.
Set against each side of the calendar there are wildflower seed packets to plant which will attract wildlife into your garden. Each month there is a packet to sow, as shown on the months page, along with a short description of the plant. Growing conditions are shown on the back page of the calendar.
It’s out of stock until 27th of November but I think it’s worth the wait. I know so many people who would enjoy this.
Christmas Hamper With Chocolate Brownie Baking Mix £29.95
Nyina is another Black and female-led business by Belfast based entrepreneur Chikumo Fiseko. I came across her on Twitter where we follow each other. She’s always a delight to interact with – she just gets it friends.
This Christmas hamper with chocolate brownie baking mix makes 9 simple chocolate brownies. All hamper contents are from businesses that are female-owned and Belfast based. Supported charities include mental health & human trafficking. Each hamper comes with 1x Nyina baking mix, 1x Boden Park Christmas coffee blend and 1x Refuge Hot Chocolate.
Feminist Fingerless Mittens £30
Black and Beech is hands down one of my favourite independent stores online. Stacey has solid ethics both in terms of her production line and in terms of donating some of her profits to worthwhile feminist charities. Stacey doesn’t just talk the talk, she walks the walk and her products are DREAMY. This year I’m obsessed with her autumn/winter range which includes these amazing feminist fingerless mittens, as well as matching hats and scarves in a range of luscious colourways.
Using the most beautiful merino lambswool from Yorkshire (100 per cent pure new wool – not itchy), these mittens are seamlessly knitted in the round (meaning not a scrap of yarn is wasted) by Black and Beech’s production partners in Scotland who have been creating products for luxury and premium brands since the 1800s. Everything is made in-house by them to the highest standards of ethical and sustainable production.
Check out the rest of Black and Beech’s range too because it’s fantastic and it’s a genuinely worthwhile independent store to support.
Stacey has kindly given my readers 10% off if you order in the month of November with the code NOMIPALONY.
Christmas gift ideas for adults that you can buy online for under £50
Sen Pink Sheepers Slippers £40
Pink, rose gold and turquoise traditional handmade slippers (affiliate link) made from 100% natural sheepskin and with a woollen interior and fluffy sheepskin cuff. These come in a range of different colours and you can get them in matching pairs for the whole family – kids to adults.
Oppo Tasting Club ice cream subscription from £45
Launching in November, members of the Oppo Tasting Club will receive a gift box with a personalised message inside, an Oppo Gold Tasting Spoon and ice cream tasting notes, along with codes for either 1, 2 or 3 months’ worth of ice cream (depending on the value of the gift) delivered straight to your door.
Subscribers will be able to select the six tubs they receive each month and there’s something to satisfy all tastebuds and dietary requirements.
Choose from festive flavours such as Cinnamon Crunch and Maple Walnut, sample the new Caramel Chocolate Crunch or dairy-free Simply the Zest, and tuck into much-loved favourites such as Double Salted Caramel, Vanilla Pecan Praline and Colombian Chocolate & Hazelnut.
Their packages are very exciting to open – complete with dramatic dry ice! This would be a nice gift for someone who is feeling a bit down about being stuck home all the time. Who doesn’t want exciting ice cream packages arriving at their door?!
Men’s lounge pants £49.99
Bamigo is an emerging brand producing men’s clothing using bamboo fibres. Bamboo is considerably more environmentally friendly than cotton.
Bamigo’s Taylor pyjama bottoms are made with a soft elasticated waistband, convenient pockets (must be nice boys eh) and subtle details such as a rear pocket (even more pockets, I can’t imagine) and label along the hip.
Bamigo have kindly offered my readers an exclusive discount code – enter NOMI10 at the checkout for 10% off orders.
Marks and Spencer Beaulieu Hamper with Red Wine £50
I don’t care who you are or what age you are, you can’t go wrong with this M&S food hamper (affiliate link). If you wouldn’t be happy to get this then you are dead inside! I don’t know what it is but a woven wicker hamper basket full of posh food gets me EXCITED! Just look at it!
Christmas gift ideas for adults that you can buy online for under £100
K-pay New York Contactless Payment key fob £65
It’s all about contactless payment these days and the K-pay key fob allows you to do just that. It’s hypoallergenic, waterproof and there’s no battery so there’s no charging required.
Gourmet Dining Experience Box £89.99
A fine dining experience for two (affiliate link) with hundreds of experiences to choose from valid for 24 months from Buyagift.com is the perfect gift for the foodie in your family.
There are loads of great restaurants to choose from on here. My favourite local one is the fabulous Dobson and Parnell at the infamous 21 Queen Street location in Newcastle. Every meal I have eaten there has been superb.
As it’s valid for 2 years it removes the worry of lockdowns etc being an issue.
MUTU postnatal programme £99
If you or a loved one in your life has any issues with their core or pelvic floor after pregnancy or childbirth then access to the MUTU programme would be a fantastic gift. What’s a better gift than the gift of health?
MUTU System (affiliate link) is a leading medically recommended and clinically proven digital exercise programme specifically designed for mothers of all ages. Working with other 70,000 women in more than 150 countries, reportedly including the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and P!NK for their post childbirth routines, the programme is officially assessed and approved by NHS Digital.
The programme is clinically proven to remedy symptoms of urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, diastasis recti and painful intercourse using pelvic floor exercises and core strengthening routines – all of which can be completed from the comfort of the home.
Christmas gift ideas for adults that you can buy online for under £200
Elvie pelvic floor trainer £169 RRP
You know I am passionate about women’s pelvic floor health. I’ve written a few times about the importance of women seeing a postnatal physio (like a Mummy MOT) after they’ve had children. Right now though, it’s hard to get to face to face appointments.
If someone in your life could do with a little assistance to get their pelvic floor health back on track then this pelvic floor trainer from Elvie would make a great gift.
Elvie Trainer visualizes your pelvic floor movements in real-time with biofeedback, a mind-body technique often used by health care professionals for pelvic floor rehabilitation. As you squeeze your pelvic floor muscles, a gem on the app lifts in response to the strength of the contraction. There are 5 minute programs designed by experts to give your pelvic floor a full workout.
I know A LOT of women who would benefit from this.
And that’s it for my 2020 round-up. Hope you liked my selection of Christmas gift ideas for adults that you can buy online! Make sure to use those discount codes if you are planning on buying any! Let me know in the comments which ones were your favourites.
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