Lily’s Kitchen Advent Calendar for Dogs, £9.95, lilyskitchen.co.uk. Dog-owning colleagues woofed with delight at these hand-baked treats. Also, Fabulously Festive Christmas Biscuits, £2.99, and Three Bird Feast, £2.49.
Beauty Kitchen Create Your Own Lip Balms, £15, and Bath bombs, £20, hollandandbarrett.com. From a tiny Glasgow-based company, these charming DIY natural beauty kits offer hours of fragrant fun for all ages.
Aromatherapy Associates Bath Jewels, £28, aromatherapyassociates.com. Three favourite Bath & Shower Oil blends – Relax Deep, De-Stress Mind and Revive Morning – in this special Christmas box.
Cuski and Mini Swandoodles Set, £34.98, cuskishop.co.uk. Adorable new Mint & Grey Fabby Cuski from a wide range of baby comforters with matching Mini Swandoodles multi-use muslins.
Fitflop Shuv Felt For Men in Umber, £60, fitflop.co.uk. The guys we consulted were unanimously keen on receiving a pair of cool Shuv clogs, which are ergonomically engineered, biomechanically optimised and amazingly comfy.
Cruelty Free International T-shirts, from £17.50 each, crueltyfreeinternational.org. A fab range of T-shirts designed by young artists in aid of the charity’s campaign against animal testing for cosmetics and consumer products.
Childs Farm Top-to-Toesie Cleaning Kit for kids, £8.99, Tangle Tamer Hairbrush, £10, childsfarm.com. Even the muddiest little ones can scrub up happily when they need to. Childs Farm products suit sensitive and eczema-prone skin.
Tadpole Frog Bike for Children, £100, frogbikes.com. Super-lightweight aluminium bikes designed for children to learn to cycle safely. There are different versions for ages up to 14. Order online, then it is delivered free to the nearest stockist.
Hotel Chocolat A Christmas Tweet, £5, hotelchocolat.com. For lovers of good choccy, high in healthy antioxidants, this is irresistible. Hotel Chocolat also offers a Tasting Adventure, £50 for two hours, at its HQ in Covent Garden, London.
Chill Factor Ice Cream Maker, £13, isme.com. Children from the age of three have fun making their own soft scoop using healthy ingredients such as organic milk or yoghurt and fresh or frozen fruit.
Neom Organics Little Things To Make You Happy, £19.95, neomorganics.com. We can’t think of anything sweeter than this skin-nourishing, mood-boosting, totally natural Body Oil, Body & Hand Wash and Body & Hand Lotion.
Lanolips Lip Ointment SPF 15, £7.99, and Golden Ointment, £17.99, victoriahealth.com. The glossy balms will soften and condition lips, while Golden Ointment is the answer to stubborn dry skin around nails, heels and elbows.