So, yesterday was a festive day for us – shopping in town and baking Christmas biscuits. I wasn’t so impressed with the cookie cutters I bought, but we ended up with almond Christmas trees and cinnamon hearts.
Gifts for coffee lovers
Maybe you know someone who’s always got a cup of coffee on the go, or who likes to try new and different types of coffee? If so, here are some ideas for a perfect gift for them.
Those who have been following my blog for a while will already have seen my skincare for coffee lovers post. Basically I was looking for skincare that wasn’t your usual coffee scrubs. Some of the best things I found were:
A coffee lover’s lip balm gift set with 3 moisturising lip balms in Americano, Latte and Mocha.
Anatomicals Java Lather shower gel – it’s called a body cleanser, but it’s really a body wash for the bath or shower and it smells amaaazing!
If you’re going to have a cup of coffee, you need a nice mug. Try to think about the person’s likes and find something that ties in with that. I got this 3d owl mug > for my birthday and I love it.
Alternatively you could find something with a funny saying on it. I don’t have this don’t talk to me until this mug is empty coffee mug, but it would suit me!
If your friend likes ground coffee, but doesn’t always have access to a coffee machine, you could get them one of these infuser mugs. I got one last Christmas and it’s great for a single cup of coffee or loose-leaf tea.
If you know someone well enough, why not get them some comfy winter pyjamas? Your coffee-loving friend might like this one that I bought today with coffee and chill printed on it. I also like these because they are true to size – there’s nothing worse than buying pyjamas and finding they came up too small.
I also have this All I need is a cup of coffee owl t-shirt.
4. Food and drink
These coffee chocolates from the Chocolate Imporium are among the best coffee chocolates I’ve tasted and I would definitely recommend them!
I tried this hazelnut coffee at a friend’s house, and Whittard of Chelsea does a wide range of speciality coffees if you’re looking for something a bit different.
One year a friend got me a box with different types of coffee to try from around the world. I can’t find the one I got, but this selection box is similar, with coffee from Mexico, Brazil, Honduras, Peru, and Kenya.
5. Postboxed gifts for coffee lovers
You may remember that I did a review on Postboxed a company that specialises in gifts that fit through the letterbox, so you don’t have to worry whether the recipient is at home. Postboxed has a couple of gifts for coffee lovers too:
This coffee towel is printed with an infographic that tells you how to make different kinds of coffee drink.
A bar of roast espresso chocolate for the chocolate-loving coffee drinker.
11 coffee shops in London that you must not miss is a small book with notes and colour photographs for coffee lovers who live in or plan to visit London.
You can buy these things individually, or put them together in a gift box. If the items you select won’t fit in one letterbox-friendly box, they will be packed into two and sent off at the same time.
Let me know if you have any other good ideas for coffee lovers!
So, what was behind your door no. 10?
L’Occitane – today I got another bar of soap, this time the Verbena scent. I know I was a bit underwhelmed about the last soap, but I put it out in the bathroom yesterday and it’s actually really nice!
M&S – Formula Innovate radiance reveal peel. I was a bit worried about this because I don’t like those masks that you have to pull off along with half your face!But this has to be rinced off with warm water, so I don’tthink it’s one of those. I haven’t tried anything from this brand before, so I’ll give it a go later today.
Question of the day
Today’s question – do you send Christmas cards?
I used to, but I haven’t done so for about 10 years now. When I was a child, I used to write my messages in Braille and my Nan wrote underneath them so that people could read them. When I was a bit older and not living with my Nan, I printed out labels with the addresses and messages, but it became too much hassle trying to remember what was on each label that I couldn’t read. Now it would be a bit easier because there are text recognition apps for blind people to use on their smartphones, but I decided instead to do something for the environment and just contact or message the people whom I wanted to wish a happy Christmas!
How about you? Do you send out Christmas cards?
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