Chritsmas Gifts

Christmas Candles

Glitters and sparkles are only half of the path to a perfect Christmas. We need colours but the smell of Christmas is half the appeal. With this in mind, we love a good festive candle around the holidays, so we’ve compiled a list of our favourites for those of you looking for some inspiration.

We are thrilled to introduce this little gem from  Sandy Bay , the Nutmeg & Ginger Candle that will make your house fragrant like a biscuit. The black opaque glass contains a good size candle that already smells really Christmassy once you open it.


The spicy nutmeg will catch your sense at first, quickly followed by the gently piercing ginger - a mix of scents that bring to mind family, Christmas pudding and custard.  Buy your 75g Nutmeg & Ginger Candle here for £9.99 and enjoy it during more than 15 hours. 

Something that looks like something out of a fairy tale is the Midwinter Candle from Kenneth Turner. This is the perfect item if you’re dreaming of a candle that doesn’t only have a great scent but also a chic design. We decided to go for Midwinter fragrance because it tells us stories about enchanted forests and frosty villages. But from Kenneth Turner Christmas collection you can also find Winter Berries and Masquerade.

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The candle is housed in a delicate vase revealing all its crispy and minty fragrance. The whole product has such a delicate design, from the box to the silver, metal tag around the vase. The candles are in different size; the 200gr at £42 is available here.

Next on our wishlist is the rather art deco style Noel Candle from Annick Goutal. Luxuriously scented with pine and mandarin, this would make a decadent gift for any candle lover, and gives of an aroma of the more sophisticated style of Christmas.

We love the gold striped packaging, and thinks that it looks perfectly Christmassy in the most subtle way.  Treat yourself or a loved one to this decadent looking candle here for £39.

Another positively lovely candle offering is from Voluspa. Looking like they’ve come straight from the Three Wise Men, these cute little decorated tins would look wonderful on a coffee table, to fill the air with the scent of Christmas.

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Part of the Maison Holiday range, we love the Spruce Cuttings scent, which has already got us excited about buying this year’s Christmas tree. The subtle scent isn’t as sweet as most holiday candles, but smells every bit as Christmassy! It’s perfect for adding a scent that isn’t too overpowering come Christmas Day. Grab these beautifully packaged candles here for £13.00.

If you are looking for something different, Pure Quality Temerity Jones Bourbon Oak Smoked Candle is right up your street. A perfect gift for your Father, Brother or Grandad this whisky infused candle has a manly twist, great to put in their man cave.


Presented in a whisky style glass, this hot ginger scent will remind you Christmas has arrived.Purchase yours here for only £8.95 and smell the Christmas Spirit.

Christmas Special - Hampers

It is the season for giving, so here at the Amazing Blog we have compiled our favourite Christmas hampers. These indulgent and useful festive hampers will wow your friends and family, and even make the perfect treat for yourself.


Stuck for a thoughtful Christmas gift? Look no further. Family and friends will be unable to resist the Festive Warmer Hamper from Spicers, a willow basket full to the brim with enticing sweet and savoury snacks. This perfect mix and match will come in handy right before and after you Xmas dinner. With the whole family reunited, watching festive movies, dreaming about Santa, kids will be happy to share mince pies, small bites of fudge, smoked almonds and toffee popcorn while the adults can enjoy a nice glass of merlot.


If you think you can handle all these special treats what you need to do is click here and this basket full of goodness will be yours for £42.30.

We don’t know why but the first thing that comes in mind when someone talks about Christmas is chocolate and wine. Let us prove it different with The Regency Hamper Real Ale. For sure not a common one and definitely for grown up only. A fine selection of ale and bitter accompanied by smoked beef, game terrine, cheese, oatcakes and sweets.


What makes this gift set not ordinary is that you’ll have the option to customise and personalise the ribbon with a dedicated message. Buy it online to get a 10% discount; this tasty fest is available here at £73.55

Need a boost of energy after too many nights out and dinners not so light? If your body is asking for some post Xmas detox treatments, spoil yourself and friends with a healthy hamper from Twinings.

The Twinings Taste Experience includes all the natural herbs and ingredients to purify your body after festivities gluts. It contains so many varieties of tea, we’re sure it’ll be a gift that will accompany you until New Year’s Eve. From the more traditional breakfast, earl grey and Darjeeling tea, without forgetting that is still holiday time; indeed in the basket Twinings incorporated selection of sweet options like chocolate, caramelised apple and Moroccan mint flavoured tea.
Do not suffer from Christmas pudding nostalgia and click right here to get your tea box for £80, plus a tea filter, a cup  with wooden rest and a tea tidy.

If you’re looking for something a little less decadent, but equally delicious, then the Milly Green Embossed Christmas Tin of Biscuits is the perfect way to say Merry Christmas. The sweet tin is adorned with all sorts of cute British illustrations, and would make a great keepsake box when the holiday season is over. The biscuits inside probably won’t last past Christmas Day, so once they’ve all been scoffed, you can pop all your special Christmas trinkets inside.

The moreish Double Chocolate Chip and delectable Stem Ginger and Lemon Biscuits are so delicious, we can’t think of a better gift to show you care. This would be ideal as an office gift, or one to pop in the stocking. Grab a tin of these delectable Christmas cookies here for £11.99.

We think having one of these hampers will transform you Xmas 2015 in a unique experience; having the 4 of theme will just make it the best of your life!

Samphire Perfume - Laboratory Perfumes

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As Christmas approaches, we are constantly on the look out for great presents to spoil our friends and family. One thing that never fails to go down a treat with all  of us at  The Amazing Blog is perfume. And this new unisex Eau de Toilette Samphire by Laboratory Perfumes has all the qualities needed to make it the ideal hit present.

This fragrance is beautifully simple  with a cologne-like lift making it versatile enough for an early morning spritz to set you up for the day, or for a reviving the senses after a long day. This classic scent we think will suit both the tastes of men and women. Samphire itself is a wild plant grown on the British coastline and  used as an ingredient in edible produce and beauty. In fact, many other flora and fauna have been collected from around the British isles are also blended into this magical bottle  - including the unique combination of  Samphire, fresh Juniper berries, Citrus Oil and Rosemary. We think that it stimulates the senses almost as  if you close your eyes and imagine yourself being surrounded by a rugged shoreline with the sound of gently rolling waves on an ever so slightly blustery day...

Christoper Perry is the genius perfumer behind this and his other creations at Laboratory Perfumes. He has an inspirational passion for fragrance and has developed this as well as two other beautiful and highly original fragrances Gorse and Amber all of which take the wearer on an evolutionary journey. If you haven't already guessed, we have 'ever so slightly' fallen in love with the whole Laboratory Perfume range. Samphire  is their third fragrance whichlaunched earlier in 2013  and has since become one of  The Amazing Blog favorites. Like its big siblings, it's also available in either as Eau de Toilette or as a candle so you can get the same beautiful Samphire fragrance for you or to share in the home.

The chic, minimal packaging hints at its chemistry-set roots while the scent is clean, natural and highly addictive. It's very English, smart and sophisticated. The unisex qualities make it a great asset to the bathroom shelf and it sits in a distinguished, clear glass bottle to add a touch of class to any room. If you want to add one of these to your present collection, or just fancy treating yourself, then have a look at the collection on the website, this particular scent is £48 for 100Ml.