Reviewed by Rosemary Knight
I have three daughters and six grandchildren aged from one to twenty two years old so sometimes it is quite difficult trying to find the ideal gift for them. I was very happy when I was asked to review a variety of Christmas gift items for her including a 31Dover.com drinks sample, a Thumbs Up Ultra Slim Powerbank from Gifts.co.uk, an Impulse Irresistable Gift Set and a great selection of Christmas sets from Korres.
The first item which I received was an extremely well packaged drinks sample from 31Dover.com. The small bottle (50cl) of Rubis, which is a delicious blend of fortified red wine and chocolate flavour, looks very indulgent and would be perfect for drinking at Christmas parties. I was extremely impressed by the speed of delivery from 31Dover.com as the wine arrived much quicker than I had anticipated. This would make a perfect gift for sending to someone far away because of the packaging, speed of delivery and the superb quality of the product. RRP: £9.85
The second item I received was a Thumbs Up Ultra Slim Powerbank from Gifts.co.uk. My daughter is forever forgetting to charge her smart phone and it infuriates me when I am unable to contact her, so I was delighted to receive this fantastic little gadget to review. This beautifully compact power source looks sleek and classy and is ideal for charging tablets and smart phones. My daughter will have no excuse for being unable to charge her phone when she is away from home now that she has this clever little device. No more missed calls and texts now – she can answer her phone anywhere.
The Powerbank has a powerful 2200 mAh of battery charge, is capable of charging an iPhone from flat and is compatible with most smart phones. It is compact and lightweight, so it is easy to carry around without weighing down your pockets or bag. It also comes complete with its own USB cable to charge it and a clear instruction leaflet. RRP: £34.99
I am a firm believer that a girl can never have too many perfumes and I always try to treat my girls to lovely gift sets so the Impulse Irresistible Gift Set ticked all the boxes.
There are three full size 75ml fragrance sprays, True Love, Why Not and Tease, plus a fabulous black sparkly clutch bag in this set. The perfumes are dermatologically tested so they are kind on your skin. This is very important to me as my family all have sensitive skin and can have adverse reactions to many products. The great thing about having a variety of perfumes means that you can wear something different according to your mood and smell wonderful all the time. The smart little clutch bag would make a perfect accessory when wearing party clothes and is very handy for carrying essentials without having to carry a large bag around. With a recommended retail price of just £12, the Impulse Irresistable Gift Set makes a very affordable Christmas gift.
I also received a fantastic selection of Korres gift sets, which would each make a perfect stocking filler for my family or a lovely present for a friend. The Greatest Mini Shower Gel Collection (RRP £12) contains six 40ml bottles of beautifully scented creamy-foam shower gels, made from all natural ingredients, in an attractive gift box. The mini sized bottles are a perfect size, so that you can try a variety of different perfumes. The Korres Absolute Bergamot Pear Collection (RRP £22) contains full size creamy-foam shower gel, moisturising body milk and moisturising non oily hand cream, all with the beautiful fragrance of bergamot blossom and sweet pear, in a pretty gift box. The Korres Almond Cherry Collection (RRP £15) contains full size shower gel and body milk, each scented with the sweet aroma of sweet almond and fresh cherries. The Korres Absolute Japanese Rose Collection (RRP £22) is a smart gift box with full size shower gel, body milk and hand cream, all scented with the sweet essence of rose buds.
These Korres gift sets are all made from natural ingredients, are not tested on animals and are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. The products are great for maintaining the skin’s natural moisture levels, while cleansing and smelling wonderful at the same time. I am very impressed with the entire Korres range as it is totally organic and contains no silicones, parabens or any of the other nasty ingredients which I try to avoid. It is dermatologically tested so it is perfectly safe for my family’s sensitive skin. I would personally be absolutely delighted to receive one of these amazing products as a gift and I know that my family and friends will love this collection.
All in all, I think I have received a fantastic selection of gifts for her and I’m sure that each one of them will make a wonderful Christmas present.