Christmas Gift Guide 2015: For Adults & Giveaway

Are you beginning to panic yet? We are now in the home stretch, everyone is counting down the days left at work and if you are anything like me you may be wondering if you are going to be sitting up until after midnight on Christmas Eve yet again wrapping the presents which you have meant to do for days now if not weeks but keep getting distracted….I know it’s not just me, I have the best intentions every single year but it never happens – that might be as my birthday is 4 days before Christmas and it doesn’t feel like Christmas until that has passed and the candles blown out – or perhaps I’m destined to always be disorganised (I hope not!).
Here I am sharing with you a few of the gifts which will be found under the tree for the adults in my family – this is where I hope that they aren’t reading (and if you are just act surprised on the big day or I will take them back), I’m hoping this helps with the panic which may now be setting in.


Polar Loop 2 – Activity tracker and more £94.50 (available in Black, Pink or White)
Polar is the leading pioneer in heart rate monitoring, activity trackers and training computers.  With nearly 40 years of experience and a proud heritage in innovative physiological and sports medical research, they cater for all levels of fitness by offering a comprehensive range which include wearable sports devices and activity trackers.
The Polar Loop 2 is an activity tracker which helps the wearer to stay active & also monitor their sleep. The loop 2 builds on the well-likes Polar features, design and is also water resistant, this model also offers vibration alerts, smart notifications
The Polar Loop 2 activity tracker is the perfect partner for new parents trying to stay active, monitor their sleep and adapt to life with their new arrival. The Loop 2 builds on the well-liked Polar features, design, water-resistance, and the possibility to expand to heart rate-based training. The Loop 2 introduces vibration alerts, smart notifications, and new colours and soft materials. It is designed to be worn 24/7 and is customisable in size and secured with a high-quality stainless steel buckle.  Not only does it track the wearers daily activity, workouts and sleep, it gently vibrates reminding the user to move if they have been siting down for too long.  It displays and vibrates for incoming calls and messages as well as calendar alerts to help keep up on to and up to date with your commitments and daily lives.
It will not only record your sleep patterns but will show you just how restful that sleep was – of course it won’t help you sleep through the night (or the kids) but at least you will have an idea an be able to start working on a routine for yourself, perhaps settling into bed an hour earlier if you can. 
Daily activity and training can be synced to Polar Flow mobil app (iOS and Android) through Bluetooth Smart for a quick  glance at the user’s activity status. The Polar Flow web service will provide a more detailed analysis and a comprehensive insight into the user’s fitness.  There is a Youtube video if you would like to see this in action.  There is also a heart rate monitor strap accessory available to buy separately.
Olverum Bath Oil – 125ml £23.50
A highly concentrated, therapeutic bath oil which contains 10 pure essential oils, carefully blended to work synergistically, and a very effective way to naturally relieve stress and help you achieve a great nights sleep.  Good for easing aching or sore muscles (perfect after a workout) and is also a soothing aiding recovery from a cold or flu.
Heritage Tweed Cap – Foxhill from Samuel Windsor – £50 (currently on offer for £30)
Fashion trends have a funny habit of turning a full circle, this is a cap I’m sure my Grandad would have worn back in the day and now they are being worn by many including my Husband and my Son.  Harry has a love of hats of all  styles and has a HUGE collection, he has this love from Paul and since Harry acquired a few flat caps Paul has been wanting one too.
This cap is made from 100% wool with a luxurious quilted lining, this is perfect for matching with any jacket whether in the town or the country.
Available in 4 sizes: Small, Medium, Large & X Large.
If this colour isn’t for you there are many other flat caps on the website from Tweed and Wool to Traditional Waxed flat caps.
A limited edition gift set containing faux fur slippers as well as 140ml ml tube of Baylis & Harding soothing foot lotion and 100g Baylis & Harding foot soak crystals.
A lovely gift for someone who spends a lot of their day standing with little time to rest.  Treat them to a much deserved pampering as they certainly deserve it.
If you are completely at a loss as to what to buy a certain someone then this is a good way of giving them a gift to unwrap and letting them make that important decision.
You are able to buy gift vouchers as a present so that your recipient could choose their own perfect gift or experience.  Whatever your budget vouchers can be purchased for an amount of your choice or if you know which gift they would like you could purchase a gift certificate for that experience.
With a vast range to choose from; such as flying, driving, pampering, London tours and shows, short breaks and many more there will be something to suit everything from the niece who would love to create her own perfume all the way to that adventurous relative wanting to try a parachute jump (I can highly recommend trying a skydive if you ever get the chance – I did a charity one last year and loved it – you can see my video here)

All-New Kindle Paperwhite – From £109

This gift is for the book lovers in the family, store all your books in one place and cut down on the packing when you go away.

With a built-in front light you can read in bed without disturbing anyone.

With a single battery charge lasting weeks and not hours this can easily survive a family holiday if you forget the charger.

Highlight words to find out the definition instantly it also has a translator function. Available with WiFi only or WiFi and 3G.  Purchase books or choose from the huge free selection.

Lumie Bodyclock Iris 500 – £160

The Lumie Bodyclock is a range of wake-up lights – an alarm clock which mimics a sunrise to help you wake up naturally with light.  Waking this way has been shown to improve your mood, energy levels, productivity and the quality of sleep and awakening.

It is suitable for the whole family from babies, children all the way to adulthood.

As well as being an alarm clock it is also a bedside light which is fully dimmable so doubles as a night light.  You can set the time of the sunrise to gently wake you up and can also set the sunset feature to help you drift off peacefully and naturally. 

The Lumie Bodyclock Iris 500 offers the combination of aromatherapy and light with twin chambers so you can use different oils for morning and evening.

You can read my review of the Lumie Bodyclock Iris 500 here and if you would like to win one of these fantastic bodyclocks you can enter our giveaway by filling out the rafflecopter form below.  This giveaway will end at Midnight on 10th January 2015.  Good Luck.


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423 thoughts on “Christmas Gift Guide 2015: For Adults & Giveaway

  1. It depends what season it is. I can spring out of bed fresh as a daisy during the summer, but when it comes to winter, it's a different story. The dark mornings are the perfect companion to a lie-in, shall we say!

  2. In the winter I find myself hitting that snooze button far too many times making us late and then rushing about and stressing, oops. But in the summer I enjoy waking up early and the mornings are much more pleasent! So it varies.

  3. My toddler pushes me out of bed at 5:45am so no snooze button is required. Some days I would definitely like more sleep but after a cup of tea I'm very glad to be up so early and love to get going.

  4. If it's cold and dark I find it harder to "jump out of bed" (laughing at the idea of me jumping anywhere lol), but in the summer I can be up and out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off (irritates a lot of people lol). 🙂

  5. Mornings are the worst for me, I'm a total night owl. I hit the snooze button at least three times!! When I need to be up at a certain time I set three alarms and leave them around my room so I have to get out of bed to switch them off.

  6. I really,really struggle.I think I was a bear in a previous life,as I could easily hibernate,I could go to bed at six and still struggle to get up at seven the next morning.There have been occasions when feeling so bad I've actually been sick.If I actually won this bodyclock I think it would help massively.I really hope I may be lucky x

  7. I hate getting up early, but when the alarm goes off I aways drag myself out of bed, for the reason being, I can have a quiet 10 minutes with a coffee before it's time to get everyone out of bed for school and before I start getting ready for work!

  8. On work days I worry so much about waking up on time I usually wake up before the alarm goes off. However some days I am just too tired I set the alarm to a later time.

  9. I have to set about 5 alarms all with snooze, over the space of about 2 hours. I have Chronic Fatigue and find it so hard to wake up naturally.

  10. At the moment I have a 10 month old baby who doesn't like sleeping so I have no choice! if I'd managed to have a full night of sleep beforehand I imagine i'd find it fairly easy!

  11. i never have any problems waking up. if i have to be up at an earlier time than normal i set an alarm but im always awake just before the alarm is due to go off

  12. very easy during summer with the light streaming through my curtain, but ever so difficult when it is dark .. are we not supposed to hibernate or something?

  13. I'm always hitting the snooze button as fast as possible. The alarm is quite loud, so I turn it off to not wake my girls. I like to be able to get myself up and ready before my two little girls wake.

  14. Constantly hitting the snooze button, I have 5 alarms set all with snooze enabled. Everyday I tell myself I'll go to bed earlier, and then get lost in the book I'm reading

  15. I'm okay at getting up at the same time everyday – however my hubby is a snoozer and puts his alarm on AN HOUR before he gets up to keep waking him up – but it ruins my nights sleep entirely!!!

  16. My 4 year old is my alarm clock but I still put my alarm on my phone since she's started school,just incase!

  17. My phone is set to snooze at 7.30am, but I usually ignore the alarm and keep sleeping on until about 9am; I usually need the sleep anyway.

  18. I do not always find it easy to get up but never hit the snooze button. Hitting the snooze button makes one learn to ignore the alarm which then makes it harder to get up!

  19. I always hit the snooze button! Strangely enough, even though I don't often sleep that well all night, I manage to nod back off every time I hit the snooze button!

  20. I find it a lot more difficult in the winter than the summer. The darkness in the winter just seems to say to me, 'hey it's night, go back to sleep, you know you want to….' (Gail Reid)

  21. I never use the snooze button, I set the alamr for the time I need to get up and get up then. It's never good quality sleep waiting for the snooze button. My husband however sets about 5 and it drives me bonkers

  22. I don't set my alarm unless its something really important. I usually wake up without an alarm. If my alarm goes off, I get straight out of bed

  23. I'm not a morning person at all, I usually set around 4 alarms each morning and get up at the very last moment and don't leave a minute to spare. I so wish I could jump out of bed and feel really refreshed but I guess I can't burn both ends of the candle.

  24. I simply hate the dark nights and dark mornings and feel so low , just don't sleep well at all it's only the summertime when l can get up and feel bright……Barbara M

  25. Unfortunately i'm a snoozer! I have 2 alarms set as it is and tend to press snooze on both… my 4 year old usually wakes me up in the end! Does it excuse me as I have a 3 week old too? xD

  26. I go through phases where I don't even need an alarm to get up to phases where I have to set around 8 different alarms on my phone followed by 2 'back up emergency' alarms. I would love to regulate my sleep patterns.

  27. Snooze, snooze and snooze again, I'm terrible. And I KNOW it makes me feel more tired! I find it much easier to wake in Summer so hoping this clever gadget can help me in the gloomier months!:)

  28. I'm not an early morning person, but have to get up early anyway! I would hit the snooze button, but it doesn't work, so I have another alarm clock as a back up – it'a bit of a pain, so would love to win the Lumie clock.

  29. I find it terribly difficult to wake up in the morning and often wake to find I have turned the alarm off but don't remember. It's my own fault I wish I could stop being such a night owl.


  31. I have problems with both getting to sleep and getting up. However, when there are pets and/or little people in the house, getting up usually happens sooner than I wish.

  32. It depends what time the little one wakes me up! If it's 7am or after I'm fine. Unluckily though it's usually 6am 🙁

  33. I have to wake up at 4.30am every day for work, so waking up is a real struggle and not a refreshing experience!

  34. I'm terrible at waking up and always hit snooze several times! Can't function until I've had my morning coffee either 🙂

  35. It depends on how I've slept during the night. I have to get up early as my daughter leaves for school at 7am and I'm normally in my classroom by 8am.

  36. I find it very hard to get up in the morning in the winter. In the summer I am fine I get up with a spring in my step.

  37. I have insomnia and really struggle to get to sleep at night and wake up in a morning, I never snooze my alarm though because it makes me feel worse, as soon as it goes off the first time I straight up

  38. No, I find it difficult to get up early in the mornings during winter when it's dark. In summer, it's easier. I would love to hit the snooze button but can't because of work.

  39. I've always had trouble waking up in the morning, and by trouble I mean BIG trouble. I'm late for work every day (luckily my boss is pretty laid back) and don't feel human until around 11am. I usually wake up feeling like I've not slept in a month and have the massive dark circles to match!

  40. I don't mind getting up in the morning but I always set my alaram 15/20 minutes earlier than I need to get up so I get to hit snooze and lie in bed semi-awake for another 10 minutes

  41. I constantly hit the snooze button, I really struggle to get up in the morning. It's been worse lately as my hubby has been home to get up with our son. It's really going to be hard when he goes back to work x

  42. I use to be a snooze person but in the last few years I am up first as theres always far too much to do! 🙂

  43. I find it very difficult to wake up, as I grew up somewhere with a lot of sun. The winter is very hard on me in the morning! I'm not used to this lack of light, even after five years.

  44. I tend to find it quite easy. I put my phone on charge overnight with an alarm on, on the dresser the other side of my bedroom so I actively have to get out of bed to turn it off. Then i'm already up!

  45. I work a few evenings a week therefore I find it hard to get up in the mornings and I always feel really groggy X what a great selection of gifts as well its given me some great ideas Thanku x

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