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A gift guide for that person who appears to have it all

A gift guide for that person who appears to have it all

Men, women, teens, kids – there is always someone who seems to have it all and when asked what would they want or like the answer is always the same – nothing.

This is not necessarily the truth. I personally don’t believe they have it all but this type of person may just not have any immediate needs which need fulfilling, so… buying for them is kind of a nightmare.

We can always pick the easy way out and go with a pre-boxed gift from our favourite store or we could try to find something which will actually suit them and they might actually need or even want, even if they don’t know it yet.

I was wondering about some gift ideas for “those” type of people. So I created a list, in spending order, which might give you some ideas.


Experience Days

There are a lot of options for picking something suitable from experience days. I’ve looked at Virgin Experience Days and prices start from just £5 and go up and up and up all the way to space soon… so I am putting it on top of my list. Driving, flying, days out, spa days, photo shoots… there are literally 100s of different options to suit any budget and of course to suit any person we are buying for. Last year I won a driving experience and gifted it to Mark; he totally loved it even though they wouldn’t let him keep the car despite Hollywood levels of pleading.

Dyson Hot + Cool

Dyson Hot + Cool

Unless the person you are buying for has an air-conditioned house they will love the new Dyson Hot + Cool. I personally don’t have one (I wish we had) but I’ve seen it in action and it is amazing. It looks amazing and it performs just as described. It isn’t cheap though as prices starts from £359.99 but if you have that amount of “spare” money I can guarantee a smile on the recipient face.

Redmond Multicooker .

Redmond Multicooker

Reading different blogs I see that a lot of people are using a multicooker. These smart appliances can fry, steam, cook, stew, bake… they can reheat food or keep it warm until you get home… pretty clever. It is like all your cooking requirements in one piece of kit. The price does vary depending on which model you opt for – the basic 6 program multicooker will set you back £69 going up to an amazing 55 programs in one model for £184.90.

personalised  wine

Personalised Gifts

With personalised gifts the choice also is almost endless – bags, mugs, frames, chocolates, clothing… whatever you want I am sure someone will personalise it for you. ToxicFox have a huge selection of personalised gifts. I particularly like their wine or champagne selection – personalised of course – as they might just be the perfect gift for a fussy adult.

ClaireaBella collection

They also offer a full ClaireaBella collection – cushions, stationery, suitcases, bags to name a few things plus a lot of clothing including PJs, hoodies, zoodies, t-shirt, onesies. With ClaireaBella you can not only personalise with your name but the whole Mr or Mrs ClaireaBella 😉 Prices starts from £4.99 for a personal bar of chocolate going up to £134 for a suitcase.

Mediflow Waterbase Fibrefill Pillow

Water Pillow

Yeah, I know, it sounds awesome, doesn’t it? £39.99 will give you a Mediflow Waterbase Fibrefill Pillow; clinically proven to improve quality of sleep and reduction of neck pain. They can be adjusts to fit the shape of any person and continuously responds to changes in the sleeping position. I actually have one and it is a pleasure to sleep on. People might have a lot of things but I bet most of them haven’t thought about getting themselves a water pillow 🙂

The Country Candle Company

“Posh” Candle Collection

Candles aren’t only for the older women. They have a practical use of course but they might also be used as a decoration, a mood enhancement or just a nice reminder of something or someone special. The Country Candle Company offers the most beautiful range of British, highly scented candle collections to suit any preferences. Prices start from £6.50 and go up to £22.50 for a lovely gift pack.

So, what do you think?

Are any of my ideas useable for you?

What would you add to the list?


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MyPure Choice – Munio Candela Soy Wax Candle

Munio Candela Soy Wax Candle from MyPureLast month when making MyPure choice I decided to be less selfish and picked something which all members of our household will enjoy – I decided to try Munio Candela Soy Wax Candle Poured in a Paint Can. First of all they look amazing – just look at them… I really like the combination of the shiny cold looking silver tin and the natural warmth of a canvas which goes around it. Lots of candles these days look nice but these one are just stunning. Secondly they are soy candles; I’ve never had a soy candle before so I really wanted to try it for myself.

Let’s start with a website description of the product:

Munio Candela candles are completely handmade using only 100% natural all-soy wax, the finest lead-free all cotton and wooden wicks and herbs from the baltic countryside. Soy candles are simply better for you, your family and your environment.

  • Better for the indoor and natural environment.
  • Burns without toxins, carcinogens or soot.
  • Burns up to 50% longer than traditional candles.
  • Cruelty free, contains no animal products.
  • Contains no genetically modified material.
  • Biodegradable and derived from renewable carbon neutral sources.
  • Cleans up easily with soap and hot water

All these are very valid points, which made me want to try them. Munio Candela Soy Wax Candles Poured in a Paint Can are available in two scents: vitality and inspiration. They are supposed to improve a person mood, cognitive functions and wellness. They are fragranced with 100% pure essential oils.

Munio Candela Soy Wax Candles

So how are they in use? Munio Candela Soy Wax Candles have a wooden wick, which I have never had the pleasure “to work with” before. I was wondering about how it will burn… surprisingly it burns pretty well and with no problems, but you might get some small pieces breaking off which will make your candle looking a bit dirty inside. Oh and they “talk”; it is not a quiet candle, you will hear some very subtle crackling of the wood as it is burning.

Candle in a tin, isn’t this going to get hot? This was yet other question going through my mind before I used it… yet again surprisingly it doesn’t. After hours of burning (the candles are not supposed to be burned for more than 3-5 hours at the time) you are still able to lift it and move it around without the need for oven gloves.

So far so good, but now we are getting into the scent… and here I have a bit of a problem… the scent is almost none existent. There is nothing wrong with my nose, I would even go as far as claiming that my smelling abilities of scents is much more sensitive than a “standard” person but I just don’t get these candles. I tried them both; I even put them very close by on a side table and still nothing.

For me a candle serves a purpose on two occasions – I want to create a romantic environment and have dim lighting or I want to create a relaxing environment which is full of a soothing scent, or any combination of both.
As much as I tried to love these candles in use, I just can’t. Due to the candle being in a tin and soy wax being much lower than the rim, you are not getting a lot of “light” coming from it… and as the scent goes… hmm… maybe they forgot to add some to mine.

Munio Candela Soy Wax Candles Poured in a Paint Can are priced at £23 (currently on sale at £11.50), which is a lot for something which doesn’t work all that well. Despite that fact that these candles aren’t brilliant as a candle, they still look stunning and would make a perfect house decoration piece.

What do you think – do candles need to have a strong scent or would you be happy with something so subtle that it is almost none existing?

Munio Candela Soy Wax Candle

* Products featured in this post were provided for free by MyPure for review purpose.


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