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Birthday in lockdown… The Gift Guide

Quarantine birthday: How to celebrate your birthday in lockdown!

This probably wasn’t how you were expecting to spend your birthday or any one else’s for that matter.

However, looking on the positives we can make this fun!

Here are our top gift ideas for isolation – suggestions for what to buy your friend, loved one or family member or even yourself!

Celebrate in style…

Just because we are on lockdown – it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t celebrate! Give you house a new lease of life for a day or too and some rose gold glam with these amazing decorations from Ginger Ray…

See > http://www.bouncemagazine.co.uk/rose-gold-celebrate-in-style-during-lockdown/

DIY Spa…

Lush – Relax More gift Set

Lift the lid on a lavender lullaby and escape reality with a box of relaxing products that will lead you lovingly to the land of Nod. Let the worries of the day float away on a ylang ylang breeze, as a touch of neroli ensures that only the best dreams will be had. Soothing tonka ensures a peaceful mind while a cocoa butter cuddle softens the skin. Lie back and unwind as this super soothing selection eases your weary mind and body.

See > https://uk.lush.com/products/gifts/relax-more

DIY Pamper Session with So in Vogue…

As we enter another long week in lockdown, the situation may have left you feeling rundown, or at least pretty fed up.

With spas, beauty salons and hair dressers remaining closed what better way to pamper yourself than a spa at home session.

You may have a birthday coming up and want to spoil yourself or you may simply need a bit of TLC.

We have teamed up with So in Vogue to give you our favourite DIY spa products for hands, face and body and hair, the complete makeover!

See here for full products by So in Vogue > http://www.bouncemagazine.co.uk/diy-pamper-session-with-so-in-vogue/

Hotel Chocolat Beauty Collection

It may inspire a new beauty ritual. The perfect gift for a hectic season. Shower and soothe with Aloe Vera Shower Gel, exfoliate with Coffee Body Scrub made with real Arabica ground coffee. The finishing touch? A moisturising powerhouse, Cacao and Shea Body Lotion. Wild beauty inspired by our cocoa estate – with 14 best-loved white, milk and dark chocolates. Ready to gift in a natural jute bag.

See > https://www.hotelchocolat.com/uk/shop/collections/products/beauty-gifts/

Beverly Hills Formula Perfect White Gold

Perfect White Gold toothpaste with refreshing Double Mint flavour helps remove stains caused by tea, coffee, red wine and tobacco, to brighten, lighten and whiten your teeth!

See > https://www.superdrug.com/Toiletries/Dental/Toothpaste/Beverly-Hills-Formula-Perfect-White-Gold-100ml/p/404610

CERASILK Styling Iron (White)

The CERASILK Styling Iron features woven ceramic covered plates that serve as a built-in heat protectant to defend against damage with every pass. The CeraSilk™ texture creates micro sub-surface recesses that generate hot air pockets with intense, radiant heat, which eliminates direct contact with harmful bare plates and results in 92% less damage.

The floating plates are precisely aligned to ensure constant contact with hair for fast and efficient styling while gliding smoothly down strands. Bevelled edges enable you to tame frizz and flyaways close to the roots and prevent crease lines when creating versatile styles with just one tool.

See > https://www.instyler.co.uk/product/cerasilk-styling-iron/

St. Moriz Advanced Pro Formula Clear Tan in a Can
 

Get ready for a whole new tanning experience! Now you can have an at-home spray tan, without the mess, for a beautifully bronzed and flawless tan!

See > https://www.superdrug.com/Skin/Fake-Tan-&-Bronzing/Self-Tanning/St-Moriz-Advanced-Pro-Formula-Clear-Tan-in-a-Can-150ml/p/790627

Sleek Highlighter Elixir Drippin Limited Edition

These illuminating drops will help you achieve radiant skin in a flash, taking your highlight game to new heights.

The formula includes nourishing jojoba seed oil, vitamin E, and ultra-refined pearls for a customisable, buildable, dewy-not-powdery glow.

See > https://www.boots.com/sleek-highlight-elixir-face-highlighter-10279255

 

Birthday Bash Favourites

ChicP

ChicP hummus is made primarily from raw vegetables, one of the healthiest food options available.

Their hummus is not just for eating as a dip but fantastic with any meal, as an accompaniment or sauce; add to chicken, veggies, pasta or as a spread. The list is endless… just be creative!

The hummus is gluten, dairy, nut and pesticide free. The only allergen is sesame seeds. Plus, the chilli pumpkin is also free from Garlic!

10% of ChicP online orders are going to BRIGHTER FUTURES to support staff & patients fighting COVID-19

See > https://www.chicp.co.uk/

Amazon Handmade Happy Lockdown Birthday Cake Topper

AMAZON HANDMADE

Adds an extra touch of sparkle to birthdays! Made from 250 gsm high-quality glitter card stock. Cake topper size is approx. 7″ wide (18 cm) without the picks. Fully assembled on a wooden pick.

www.amazon.co.uk/handmade

Through the letterbox…

Roccabox

This little pink box is full of surprises.

It includes 6 of Roccabox’s best loved previous products across skincare, makeup and accessories, but that’s all we’re giving away!

With a guaranteed value way over the price paid, it makes the perfect little box of tricks as a self treat or gift.

How Roccabox works…

  1. Choose your plan

The longer you sign up for, the more you can save. Subscribe and we’ll send you your Roccabox the very next day!

   2. Get Your Box

Each month we’ll send you your box containing 5 beauty, skincare and haircare treats from the best beauty brands.

   3. Become a Roccababe

Become the ultimate beauty insider, as you trial and test all the latest and greatest beauty products to find your new faves!

See > https://roccabox.co.uk/

Sassy Shop Wax Melts

This Starter pack is 6 of Sassy Shops best selling wax melt bars.

Since they started selling these scents they have quickly become their most popular fragrances so they created this starter pack for new customers who have just discovered them!

A MUST have product for any wax addict!

See > https://sassyshopwax.com/product/starter-pack/

Isolate in style…

POSITIVE VIBRATION XLWireless Over-Ear Bluetooth® Headphones

Extra Large Sound

With crisp 40mm drivers tuned the Marley way, Positive Vibration XL delivers sound quality on all levels with ultra-sharp mids and highs with signature Marley bass. With Bluetooth® wireless connectivity, you can listen to your favourite playlist without the restriction of cables. Quick and easy to pair with your Bluetooth® enabled devices.

24-Hour Battery Life

Enjoy your music without disruption. With up to 24-hours of battery life, you don’t need to worry about Positive Vibration XL losing power halfway through your playlist. PXVL will last you all day.

Memory Foam Ear Cushions

Designed with premium comfort in mind, the Positive Vibration XL headphones, have been created with memory foam ear cushions. Also fitted with a padded headband, making long listening sessions far more enjoyable.

Also featuring a foldaway design for safe and convenient transport, in the included Marley REWIND fabric stash bag.

See > https://www.thehouseofmarley.co.uk/headphones/over-ear-headphones/positive-vibration-xl.html

Keep it personal…

Powder Room  Zodiac collection prints – by Emma Campbell

These poem & illustration prints make lovely gift option to send heartwarming messages for birthdays, key workers, family & friends which can be customised.
The ‘She is a Star’, ‘She is Strong’ and ‘She is Brave’ have been flying out due to sending them to key workers and NHS to show support and appreciation.
You can see the full range here.

CEWE Photo Books

A CEWE PHOTOBOOK is more than just a photo album. It’s a personalised book of memories designed by you, beautifully realised by us; a company dedicated to our love of photography and passion for excellent printing, from our own lab right here in the UK.

See > https://cewe-photoworld.com/photo-books

Just in case of rain…

Coleman – FastPitch Event Shelter Pro M

Coleman’s popular FastPitch event shelter is now available in a smaller size (300cm2). With the FastPitch™ Shelter you can start your party in less than 5 minutes thanks to the retractable legs allowing you to quickly adjust the height. Offering protection come rain or shine, the FastPitch Event Shelter Pro M has hydrostatic head of 1000mm, taped seams and a silver coating on the underside of the fabric and sunwalls which provides 99% UV protection and keeps the temperature under the shelter up to 5˚C cooler. Removable sunwalls and doors are available separately, allowing you to increase the weather and sun protection.

See > https://www.coleman.eu/uk/c-658-event-shelter.aspx

Pretty things…

OYOY Toppu Vase

The Toppu series is characterized by a beautiful, graphic and stylish design. The Toppu Vase will help you display your plants or flowers in a very chic way, and it is available in two colours: Caramel/rose and White/black.

The Toppu Vase is handmade and is made of ceramic.

For cleaning it is recommended to wash with water and wipe with a dry cloth.

See > https://oyoylivingdesign.co.uk/collections/living/products/toppu-vase-high-vase-caramel

Rotary Stainless Steel Oxford Diamonds Ladies

Dazzle your way through life with the beautiful Oxford Diamond. With a larger stainless steel case size of 32mm to accommodate the awe-inspiring beauty inside of 12 stunning diamonds, this timepiece is sure to delight. Featuring a delicate date window at 3 O’clock and a stunning mid blue dial with sunray finish and a stainless steel 3 link bracelet with deployment clasp, the Oxford is simultaneously poised and powerful. Water resistant to 50m, this timepiece is a great option whatever the weather may throw at you!

See > https://www.rotarywatches.com/en/the-rotary-collection/timepieces-watches/lb05092-05-d

Salut your glass or drink to forget…

British Elderberry, Mulberry and Honey Gin 37.5%VOL (£37.50 for 70CL or £15 for 20CL) 

This Classic London Dry Gin has been carefully distilled with only the finest botanicals to create a superb infusion with delicious British Elderberries, Mulberries and our 100% unadulterated British honey from their own hives.

See > https://britishhoney.co.uk/collections/honey-fruit-infused-spirits/products/british-elderberry-mulberry-honey-gin-37-5-vol-70cl

Tesco Finest Sancerre Rose

Made from Pinot Noir grapes grown in the famous Sancerre vineyards, this delicate rosé has refreshing flavours of stone fruit and red cherries and a long crisp finish. Serve with salads or spicy food.

See > https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products

VITA vodka

Premium Mediterranean vodka, VITA, is the world’s first vodka specifically made to be mixed with water, for the perfect refreshing summer sip. The light citrus-infused spirit is made using natural ingredients sourced from the sun-drenched Mediterranean region. Triple distilled, it has a light, fresh, citrus notes which make it perfect with water – still or sparkling – for a simple drink that’s packed full of flavour with no sugar, additives or artificial flavours.

Drink: 25ml VITA Vodka, 200ml Soda Water, Pour the VITA Vodka over large ice cubes. Top with soda water and garnish with an orange slice

Available from: Amazon

Henry Westons Vintage Rose Cider

In 1880 Henry Weston first started crafting cider from bittersweet apples on his farm in Herefordshire. Over many years he refined the art of cider making, and today Henry Westons is produced only from apples from a single year’s harvest.

See > https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products

Altano Wines 

Altano Organic – RRP £12
Made with organic grapes from Symington Family Estates’ vineyards in the Douro Superior and with flavours of juicy fruit, peppery spice and well-integrated tannins.

Stockist Information:

Waitrose, Amazon and also available as part of the Altano Duo gift set on Amazon and Harvey Nichols

Altano White – RRP £11

A fresh, vibrant aromatic white wine with citrus notes and tropical aromas – light and refreshing. Great as an aperitif in the sun, or with salads and fresh fish dishes.

Stockist information:

Amazon, Tanners, Portugal Vineyards, Champion Wines, Portugal Vineyards, The Drink Shop, Vinha

Tequila Rose

Tequila never tasted so good – the silky rich strawberry cream is as versatile as it is delicious. Enjoy in a shot, pour over ice, or mix in everything from killer cocktails to adult milkshakes.

For more information or for delicious cocktail ideas visit: Facebook.com/TequilaRoseUK  or Instagram.com/lovetequilarose

Available at Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Amazon, drinksupermarket.com

Nio Cocktails

Delivering expertly-crafted cocktails delivered to your door, NIO was born out of a single, simple idea whilst hosting friends one evening. NIO’s founder’s wanted to bring expertly crafted ready-to-savour cocktails into the home to enhance your evenings. So the same expertise, the same premium brands, the same quality ingredients and the same range of cocktails. The only difference – Needs Ice Only, no other specialist knowledge, ingredients or bar implements required.

Mini box of 3 – £19.50
Share box of 6 – £39.00
Bar box of 9 – £58.00

Tesco Italian Rose Blush 75Cl

Dry rose with refreshing notes of red cherries and strawberries with a citrus fruit finish.

See > https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/293736211

Beefeater Dry Gin

It’s gin o’clock you say? Perfect – Beefeater Dry Gin is here.

Celebrating 200 years of distilling heritage, Beefeater is still made to the original recipe created by its founder James Burrough. Made in the heart of London, this bold and distinct gin sets the standard for London Dry gins and claims the title of The World’s Most Awarded Gin*.

Beefeater is an exceptionally clean, bold gin whose extravagant juniper character is balanced with strong citric notes. On the nose, the berries are dominant whilst in the mouth the full-bodied aromatic character of the gin emerges, followed by a complex finish.

Beefeater is available in Waitrose, Ocado and Amazon

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