Gift guide: for the people you don’t really know but NEED to impress

I know what you’re thinking… “oh no, not another blogger writing a gift guide!” Guys, I know. I’ve probably read more gift guides than I’ve bought gifts, but everybody loves them and this is one with a bit of a twist!

Rather than the typical ‘for him’ or ‘for your mum’ gift guides, I’ve decided to write one to help you find the perfect gifts for the people that you NEED to impress, but don’t really know. This could be your new partner’s family,  the new manager at work who you desperately need to wow, or your neighbour who feeds your cats whilst you’re on holiday. I’ve prepared a range of gifts which aren’t too intimate or expensive, but are sure to excite!

FatFace Hand Wash & Hand Lotion Set:

RRP: £18

Perfect for: partner’s mum, new boss

I couldn’t believe the amazing selection of Christmas sets that FatFace has. From pencil cases, to bath and body bits, to cute underwear and socks in baubles! 

This hand wash and lotion set is classy, smells absolutely incredible and is the perfect price for those important people. It’s something that everyone will use and love!

Available from:


Sukin Signature 3 Step Facial:

RRP: £15.99

Perfect for: partner’s mum / sister, sibling’s girlfriend

This gift set is worth £23.85 so first off – you’re getting a great bargain! Secondly – Sukin is Australia’s number one natural skin care brand, and all of their products are paraben, sulphate and preservative free, and suitable for vegans. It’s a perfect gift for beauty lovers – with a foaming cleanser, mist toner and a moisturiser – and the packaging is beautiful too! 

Available from: Boots stores nationwide and online

“A bit of Burt’s Bees” Christmas gift sets:

RRP: £6.99

Perfect for: work colleagues, neighbours,

Burt’s Bees have a wide range of Christmas gift sets, but this is my favourite. I love how they’re each presented in a metal bauble, it’s so cute!! They each contain a lip balm and either a hand salve or cuticle cream and there are three flavours available: Beeswax, Coconut & Pear, and Pomegranate. I’m a big fan of Burt’s Bees and everyone is in need of their lip balms during the cold weather!

Available from: John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Holland & Barrett, and specially selected independent stores nationwide.

FatFace Bear Enamel Mug & Socks

RRP: £18

Perfect for: partner’s dad or brother, work colleagues

I adore this mug and sock set (and personally would love one myself!) The mug is very hipster / california / urban outfitters style and the socks are seriously warm. It’s featured in the men’s gifts section, but would also be great for those that love the outdoors!

Also – how cute are these FatFace chocolate praline sprouts?!

Available from:

So there we have it – the perfect presents for the people you NEED to impress but don’t really know! Let me know who you’ve been struggling to buy for in the comments!

*Samples were kindly gifted by Fluorescent PR.

Ali Hemsley
Ali Hemsley

Ali is a 24 year old lifestyle blogger. She combines her advocacy and awareness work for chronic illness and mental health with her love for fashion. You can follow Ali on social media @alihemsley


  1. December 5, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    I love reading gift guides, they’re so helpful! These gifts sound so nice xxx

  2. December 10, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    I think the hand and lotion set is a really nice gift, people can use it in their bathrooms or kitchens and it doesn’t look misplaced! xx

  3. December 11, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    I literally need this! My teacher who i work with offers no guide in what she’s like and i have 7 working days to get her something! Think i’m gonna go with a burts bees gift set and a mug of some sort!! And maybe even a candle! 🙈

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