Christmas Gift Guide: What Do You Get Relatives For Christmas?*

As someone with Aspergers Syndrome, I often find it hard to know what someone thinks, let alone feels. This can often making buying a gift harder. Anyway: I had a think, and this post came to me. For fellow autistic people, I have put together this guide. The categorises are by the relative, and their relationship, and a suggestion of a gift for them.

Parents:

Parent are an age group I find hard to buy for, because there’s a bit of a balancing act; trying to buy something they like, to treasure, but will not be discarded in later year

First up: That Lovely Stuff. This is an online shop that creates its products from mums who are entrepreneurs. To me, this is pretty cool.  This bracelet is what I am giving my mother later next week. I also like that That Lovely Stuff is run by a really friendly team. They also stock a variety of products to fit a variety of budgets. Bonus! Visit their Facebook page by clicking here.
What about a beauty bauble from Bloomtown? This brand is a bit like Lush, in that they are cruelty free, as well as palm oil free. Brilliant! These baubles come in exquisite packaging, and with a product inside. (I received a blood-orange scented scrub; it smelt divine!) To buy a set of three, click here.
Finally: Anna Calvert creates such pretty jewellery. The personalised necklace caught my eye in particular, however her website has a variety of designs to choose from. These pieces are sophisticated, delicate, and are again handmade. If you’d like to find out more, read my interview with her here. 

Grandparents:

Hmmm… what about a candle? And a bespoke candle at that?

Chateau Rogue emailed me about a possible collaboration; this was the result. The two sets of jam had what I would deem as ‘old English flavours’ such as Fig Walnut, and Blackberry. I really liked the packaging, as well as the retro feel; perfect gift! Buy it here. To see more products, click here. 
Mr and Mrs Scent is a company that I love; the company creates its own candles. They have a gorgeous smell, and are neatly compact. What could be a better gift? See their shop here.
The Pen Company offers a personalisation service for various pens they offer; why not have something like “Best grandad”? These pens are cheap and cheerful, and have a sense of novelty about them. You can buy the fountain pen in the picture here. 
 

Sibling: 


Mad Beauty is a brand that I wrote about a little while ago; this brand seemingly has anything and everything for everyone. It also is a great brand for people who have Aspergers like me. Anyway: you can read all about my ‘haul’ here. Perfect for a sibling!

Partner: 

 
 

I wrote about Project Lingerie a little while ago, and how great their ethos is. But with this subscription box, you can buy a one-off box, or a monthly subscription. There’s also a male version that you can subscribe to. The ethos is to make women feel good about themselves, and each garment is wonderfully designed. You can also make specific requests. Click here to subscribe.  See my review here. 

Journalist: 


Okay, so this option is a bit self indulgent… Why not give a journalist a Shorthand reporter’s notebook? Pocket Notebooks offers a lot of stationery, however this stood out to me because of the thickness of the paper. This is the best notebook I’ve had yet. You can buy it here. 

Friend:

 
 

So: a couple of ideas for you.
First: SuperTreats. This is a brand that create chocolate without refined sugar. The packaging is also really cute, meaning that this would also be perfect for a stocking filler. They are also relatively cheap. You can buy them from here. 
These hand sanitisers are from Mad Beauty; you can read all about my ‘haul’ here. These are small enough for a handbag, and are more of a spray-so they don’t go everywhere. In terms of sensory needs, these are also perfect for someone like me. Buy them here. 


Disclaimer: this post contains PR samples, but contains my honest opinion. Prices also vary greatly, to match a range of budget. 

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