Christmas Gift Guide From Me, My Mum & Adam

Raindrops of Sapphire Christmas Gift Guide

It’s Christmas! Well, almost! December is the best month in the Winter and I’m still always excited by the lights, the festivities and everything else! I always do a gift guide for Christmas every single year, but this time I thought I might do something a bit different. Instead of choosing all the items myself, I’ve got a gift guide from my mum and Adam as well. I’m very aware that as a solo female blogger, my tastes in things are often not as broad as they could be for every one of you, which is why I’ve gone for three options!

My gift guide covers all the things I like and think would make good Christmas presents, based on me as an almost 30 year old female that’s into fashion and accessories (but not so much into beauty). My mum is 51 so she has more of a liking to things that would be suitable for the older lady and she adores beauty (as I’m sure you can tell). Then finally, Adam is 35 and his tastes vary as a fashionable male that also loves gadgets and gaming, so items that could be suitable for the men in your life. I don’t think age matters here though since men never grow up *winks* ha ha, I’m joking!

So in total, there’s 38 items in this gift guide! To be honest, I kind of love most of the things in my mum’s and Adam’s anyway as I do like quirky gadgets and super heroes myself, plus the jewellery my mum chose is pretty. If there isn’t anything you like the look of though in this Christmas gift guide, try the Shopbop one or I would recommend checking out ASOS (click here) as they have over 1500 items in theirs and it’s all pretty affordable. If you do love something and want to buy it, could you also help keep Raindrops of Sapphire going by buying through my links (they’re affiliated), it’s of a huge help to me! Each item has a number and the corresponding links are numbered below each image.

Lorna’s Christmas Gift Guide

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15

1 – This dark bloom notebook would be great for someone who loves pretty things and enjoys writing. I thought it was really cute!

2 – Just like my Robin earrings you saw in this post, these are the baby penguins!

3 – Sudio make some of the best headphones, I always wear them, and these have changeable marble caps so you can go for a different, chic look!

4 – I’m all about trying to accept your body and be happy in it, this looks like a great book.

5, 9, 12 & 15 – These are all related to beauty so I thought it would make sense to write about them here. GHD make the best straighteners and this kit comes with a hair dryer too, in purple! A galaxy print eye mask is always good. The Cowshed soap is luxurious, and the Bare Minerals lip glosses in matte are just amazing! I have one and love it!

6 – A Yankee candle in a Christmas scent? No more to be said.

7, 8 & 10 – Cosy unicorn socks to keep your toes warm, a funky bobble hat in burgundy, and a colour block scarf that will go with most things. Ideal accessories for Christmas!

11 – This Nixon watch is one I am loving! The iridescent face is stunning!

13 & 14 – When it comes to bags, I was only planning to feature one and was having a hard time choosing between Zac Posen and Studio 33, so I just included them both as they’re equally as pretty!

Mum’s Christmas Gift Guide

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11

1, 6 & 10 – I loved the mermaid necklace as it’s different and associated with the sea. The earrings are good for a small stud in silver with diamonds. Then the watch, it’s the face that does it for me, I love the little number icons and it’s crisp and fresh!

2 – I chose the backpack as I liked the design being a biker style, plus it’s black.

3 – Snow globes are a thing of mine. Anything that snows! I thought this one was pretty!

4, 8 & 11 – Liz Earle is a brand that I’ve used for 14/15 years now and I get on with it well as it’s organic, refreshing and nice on your skin. The Decleor I use with Liz Earle as well as an extra anti-wrinkle treatment. Then the Glam Glow set is new – I had a sample of one of the masks and it’s one of the best masks I’ve ever tried, so I thought the set of masks would be good.

5 & 7 – The TIGI Energise shampoo and conditioner makes my hair really soft and shiny, so it’s one of my favourite hair sets. Then the kit has the dry shampoo, shine spray, and after party, which I use all the time and with my age, my hair has got drier, and these really help it.

9 – I use Laura Geller make-up everyday and that kit is outstanding value, especially with that eye shadow palette which is fantastic.

Adam’s Christmas Gift Guide

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12

1 & 4 – The Nixon watch was classic looking in the blue and gold, plus it wont break the bank, I was stuck choosing between this one too though. Then the Tommy Hilfiger watch looks really interesting and I liked the unusual style.

2 – This is the 1-24 James Bond DVD collection which any fan would love.

3 – I loved Game Boy as a child so adapting your iPhone to one might be fun!

5 & 9 – A colour changing Hulk glass sounded cool! As did a light up Star Wars canvas!

6 – Drones are really cool at the moment, but cost a fortune. This little mini pocket drone could be much more affordable and fun.

7 – I thought this wallet was nice as the red colour was really bold, plus it has card slots on the side and a zip around for coins. The unusual shape caught my eye.

8 – The Chain Chomp desk lamp is fantastic! As a Mario fan, this would be ideal.

10 & 11 – As it’s freezing, a beanie hat and scarf is a must. Grey goes with anything.

12 – Finally I chose this slam dunk basketball laundry. I thought this might be good for any of the mum’s out there who want their sons to keep their room clean. A laundry basket that’s exciting.

If you don’t think any of these are right for the man in your life, you can also check out Gear Hungry for some great gift review guides!

And… to keep it festive! Enjoy the song! Happy Holidays! Lorna xx.



  1. December 10, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    Great selections Lorna. I hope you’ve been feeling well. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’•

    • Lorna
      December 11, 2017 / 10:20 am

      Thank you, John! Not too bad, mostly up than down which is a bonus!

  2. December 10, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    Oh I love the bags you picked (of course!) and those earrings are so fun! πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing Adam’s gift guide too, I find guys so hard to buy for! Thankfully I’ve just finished all my Christmas shopping, but I’ll keep these in mind for birthdays! πŸ™‚

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend and your Christmas preparation is going well. We’d planned to attend a few Christmas events but thanks to getting sick we spent the weekend at home. I got to wrap some pressies though! πŸ™‚

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Lorna
      December 11, 2017 / 10:21 am

      You’re welcome πŸ˜€ And I know, guys can be so difficult to buy for! Especially if it’s clothes!

  3. December 11, 2017 / 7:23 am

    Haha those pinguin earrings! And that desk lamp is fabulous!

    • Lorna
      December 11, 2017 / 10:23 am

      I love the earrings too!

    • Lorna
      December 11, 2017 / 11:07 pm

      Glad you like it πŸ™‚

  4. December 12, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    I love that Wham! song, Lorna, always when I listen to that song its Christmas for me! I think it was a great idea to ask for your mother and Adam to give you ideas of presents (so now you can also pick one for them), because I am sure you have a variety of readers and this broadens the choices. I must say that I liked our gift guide and loooved number two, sooo sweet earrings! That would be my choice πŸ™‚ I hope you are fine and that you have a lovely week!

    • Lorna
      December 12, 2017 / 4:26 pm

      It’s one of my favourites too πŸ˜€ It’s such a catchy tune!

    • Lorna
      December 12, 2017 / 4:26 pm

      They are so pretty!

  5. December 12, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    Those unicorn socks are so cute!

    • Lorna
      December 12, 2017 / 11:47 pm

      Glad you like them too!

  6. December 12, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    I LOVE that you incorporated your mom and Adam in this!! Such a creative twist to the classic gift guide πŸ™‚

    Lee –

    • Lorna
      December 12, 2017 / 11:47 pm

      Thanks Lee πŸ˜€

    • Lorna
      December 14, 2017 / 12:01 am

      Glad you like it! πŸ™‚

  7. December 14, 2017 / 12:08 am

    I certainly hope I don’t grow up… πŸ˜‰ Well, not completely anyway.

    Since selection of items by you all. I like all of the watches across all three panels – but the one in your selection is stunning. πŸ™‚

    I still have two items to buy now, both are for female relatives. In both case they are for relatives who have mid December birthdays and I managed to get birthday gifts for them but it seems I’m limited to one idea per person in my brain. πŸ˜‰ Well that the fact that I’m feeling about as Christmassy as a palm tree. LOL

    • Lorna
      December 14, 2017 / 1:54 am

      Lol! As a palm tree, perhaps you can put a pine tree suit on to cover your coconuts! πŸ˜€ It’s a pretty watch I know, I love the face on it! I’m sure you’ll think of something though, you seem the type to give thoughtful gifts.

      • December 18, 2017 / 9:03 pm

        The first word of my 2nd paragraph should be “Nice” not “Since”… That’s a strange typo even by my standards! :O

        Oh yes, I’ve completed my Christmas shopping now. The crowning glory being of course, the stegosaurus outfit for my nephew that I mentioned to you elsewhere. That arrives tomorrow. πŸ˜€

        • Lorna
          December 18, 2017 / 11:00 pm

          That’s ok, ha ha. I read it as a compliment anyway and probably read it as ‘nice’ since the ‘since’ didn’t make much sense in there. I’m always making spelling errors thanks to auto correct! πŸ˜€

    • Lorna
      December 14, 2017 / 10:50 pm

      Glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  8. December 14, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    What a helpful gift guide! I was thinking about buying my fiancΓ© either a watch or a wallet!

    • Lorna
      December 14, 2017 / 10:51 pm

      Sounds good!

    • Lorna
      December 15, 2017 / 12:08 pm

      Glad you like them πŸ™‚

    • Lorna
      December 15, 2017 / 12:08 pm

      I am a huge fan of George Michael too! Such a shame he’s gone πŸ™

  9. December 15, 2017 / 6:32 am

    UnDoubtedly your collection is beyond the great, I really Loved it. I will catch them all if I can but if I go for only one or two then it would be Robin earrings and The Chain Chomp desk lamp, they look so cute.

    • Lorna
      December 15, 2017 / 12:09 pm

      Glad you like them! Those are the penguin earrings, they’re super cute!

        • Lorna
          January 2, 2018 / 4:15 pm

          I’m glad!

    • Lorna
      December 15, 2017 / 2:06 pm

      Ha ha, I don’t blame you! I love them too!

  10. December 15, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    Awesome lists, I really like’s Adam’s list too. Cool Star Wars merch.

    • Lorna
      December 15, 2017 / 6:51 pm

      It does have some cool things!

  11. December 15, 2017 / 8:37 pm

    These are all excellent choices Lorna, and it was great to read the different opinions from each of you on why you like these particular products. That Hulk colour-changing glass is fantastic! The Hulk is one of my favourite superhero characters, and this would make a nice change from an ordinary glass! It was also lovely to see your own choices, and your Mum’s, and I love the pampering skincare products and the watch selection.

    I hope you’ve been well Lorna. Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead!

    Lots of love Saba xx

    • Lorna
      December 15, 2017 / 10:46 pm

      Thank you, Saba! So happy you liked it! Yes, the Hulk is awesome! I have a Build A Bear Hulk, goes next to my Captain America bears, ha ha. He’s a great character! I’m wishing you a happy weekend ahead too!

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