Christmas Gift Guide 2018

Still looking for that perfect gift.  Check out our Christmas gift guide for 2018 with lots of fantastic ideas to choose from.  Take the stress out of your Christmas shopping.

Entertaining this Christmas?

Getting ready for Christmas with plans to entertain? Then why not add a dash of wow factor to your festive dining? Here at Club Matters we certainly have the answer with our fabulous range of high quality tableware, all handmade in England and featuring original and imaginative designs.

From delicately hand sketched African animals to hand-painted camels, seashells and feathers; to a beautiful range of vintage birds and botanicals, there is something to suit every taste. All our mats come stylishly boxed in sets of four making them the perfect present, either for yourself, a family member or best friend! See also our fabulous collection of unique and carefully sourced luxury homewares; including engraved glassware, bone china, textiles and cutlery to perfectly compliment your table setting.

Should you require the ultimate personalised Christmas gift we can provide a one to one design service to help create a unique set of bespoke table mats especially for you. It can be any crest, coat of arms, family holiday, much-loved racehorse or pet created lovingly into a set of distinctive placemats.

Happy, healthy skin with Essential Vie

It is not always easy to find time for yourself when you become a mum, let alone work out which ingredients are in which skincare products. If you are breastfeeding it is also important to know what ingredients are in products when it comes to selecting skincare that is suitable. That is why we created Essentiel Vie. Essentiel Vie is a completely natural range that caters for all areas of skin care from stretch mark recovery to daily moisturising you can trust.

Our focus is to help mums rediscover the importance of taking good care of their skin through the sleepless nights and long days that mums endure, whilst creating a skincare routine that is flexible and easy to manage with three simple products. Products that are plant based, vegan friendly and cruelty free.

Our premium skincare is completely natural and contains the very best botanical ingredients and pure healing essential oils that promote rejuvenation, hydration and healthy skin. Our mission is simple, to redefine beauty by offering a unique and healthy take on skincare. Essentiel Vie is available online at and in Boots stores nationwide. Find out more about our range at

The People’s Poncho 

We’re intent on kitting out the mini adventurists of tomorrow with the best rain gear. We know that as a parent, you want to prepare your kids as much as possible for what the day ahead may throw at them, however, there is only so much you can control – the rest is down to them. We make sure that when the rain comes, children are dry, stylish & happy!

We’re a top quality rainwear brand specialising in multi-use ponchos for cycling, walking, festivals and travel for both adults and children. Our ponchos are extremely waterproof and made from a 3 layer TPU material: Japanese Polyester, TPU coating- 12,000 mm (highly waterproof) & a Tricot knit which ensures breathability.

The kid’s poncho comes in 2 sizes – small for children between 90-110cm (ages 3/4-6/7) & medium for children between 110-135cm (ages 7/8-10/11). The poncho weighs just 260g and is compact and lightweight, meaning you’ll never have to be laden down with heavy waterproofs again! Go pick one up for your favourite little person – the perfect stocking filler.

Use Code ‘KENSINGTON’ at checkout for 10% off this Christmas (this discount is also valid for the adult ponchos).

Spun Candy UK


Creating unique memories with your family is the greatest gift! Whether you’re looking to spend more quality time with your husband, partner or children, or give a unique gift to your parents, who will always want to create special memories with their beloved grandchildren, Spun Candy have it covered! A high-end, artisan confectioners based in central London, Spun serves up deliciously unique experiences for the whole family to cherish. Their famous candy making masterclasses give you the opportunity to learn first hand the fun that’s involved in making traditional, British, handmade candy.

During a masterclass, you will be taught the science and craft of candy making. The candy makers demonstrate how it’s done and then it’s over to you to choose your own natural fruit flavours, colours and shapes. And you get to take home all the fruits of your labour!
The classes are perfect for everyone aged 6 to 86. Spun Candy are consistently rated 5-star on TripAdvisor! Booking is easy online or you can buy a voucher instead so the recipients can choose when they want to go.

This month, Spun Candy are offering Kensington Mums 20% off everything online including masterclasses and vouchers using the discount code “Kensingtonmums20”. To book go, to or for further information email [email protected] or call them direct on 020 7377 2419 (referencing Kensington Mums).

Christmas gifts from Toddler Barn is the brainchild of potty-training experts Jude Hough and Di Titterton. Having worked with Toddlers for the last ten years they saw a gap in the market for a shop dedicated to the life stages of Toddlers. Toddler Barn is packed full of inventive and practical products that help make parents and children’s’ lives easier. Jude and Di hand pick every product, and they also want products that look good too.

Toddlers experience so many exciting (and sometimes testing) life changes; from potty training, growing independence and starting pre-school. Toddler Barn stocks lovely products from leading brands that help with all these little life stages. Jude and Di also stock their own product lines on Toddler Barn; their award-winning potty-training pads, ‘’Dry Like Me’’, and ‘’Natural Like Me’’ which is their new range of 100% natural toiletries designed for Toddlers. They aim to buy BPA free products, and make sure the toiletries they stock are free from nasties too. Their Christmas shop heroes some of this year’s favourite Toddler themes such as dinosaurs, construction, unicorns and mermaids, and has a host of fun classic toys too to help keep little ones occupied over the festive season

Give the gift of reading this Christmas!

Reading Eggs is the multi-award winning online reading programme for kids aged 2–13. Used by over 10 million children worldwide, it’s the perfect way to make learning to read easy and fun over the holidays. The wonderful world of Reading Eggs is full of surprises. Children love the self-paced lessons, colourful animations, exciting destinations and collectable rewards, which motivate them to keep learning and improving their literacy skills while they play.
The programme can be used on a desktop or tablet device and teaches the five essential components of reading (phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension and fluency) to help kids become confident lifelong readers. Based on solid scientific research, Reading Eggs is proven to increase reading levels in just 15 minutes a day. You can purchase a Reading Eggs gift voucher to surprise someone you know this Christmas! Go to the Reading Eggs online shop today.

Angels and Cookies

“It was the night before Christmas and all through the house. Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse”, and little Angels & Cookies gingerbread men lay on the plate Awaiting that familiar gait, Now when Santa arrived, so pleasantly surprised, He exclaimed “oh my, what clever hands rolled them like cake!”.

Children love baking and ’tis the season to make all kinds of wonderful cookies with our 14 Allergen Free and Vegan ready-made cookie dough. There is nothing to add but lots of love with a dash of fun! You can make thumbprint cookies with your favourite jam, Jumbo chunky chocolate cookies, chocolate crinkles, brownies with our Fantastic Fudge and a gingerbread family with their own gingerbread home with our Ginger & Spice!

Everyone should have a tub of Angels & Cookies in their freezer for that unexpected or expected visitor with a restricted diet. A healthier choice for everyone and is Vegan Certified. Gift a tub for someone you love! Available tubs of 350 grams in 3 flavours: Chunky Chocolate Chip, Fantastic Fudge, and Ginger & Spice.

OKIDO monthly magazine


Join thousands of young children and their families across the UK this Christmas and encourage your little scientist with OKIDO the monthly arts and science magazine for 3 to 7 year olds. Each issue is 48 pages jam-packed with stories, doodles, poems, games, experiments, a pull-out centrefold activity and a recipe that the family can make together – keeping children engaged for hours with things they can do on their own as well as with a grown up.

You may have seen Messy Goes to OKIDO on CBeebies? Messy Monster was born on the pages of OKIDO magazine and there is a new story about his adventures with Felix and Zoe in every issue! Everything in the OKIDO world is designed by science and education experts to encourage collaboration, curiosity, exploration, discovery, creativity and critical thinking. OKIDO’s fun and games are for all genders because we believe in promoting equality for all children.

Join us on our mission to create the next generation of imaginative scientists!


Personalised woodworks

Are you looking for a unique present for someone you love? Are you in the market for something handmade and bespoke? If you are looking for that statement piece this Christmas then Nine point Five Woodworks is for you. As far as possible, we try to make unique and beautiful of objects from reclaimed or recycled timber. We believe that beauty can come from the mundane. Many of the items we create are completely custom-built and as such are tailored precisely to your home. As a customer, finding a design was easy but finding one in the size or shape that suits the vagaries of British homes was not.

Our collection includes speaker surrounds, small items of furniture, stocking fillers and pictured is a selection of nursery decorations and educational resources [hand-cut and made from ethically sourced new wood]. I was a specialist teacher and senior leader in primary education and therefore all the learning resources can come with play-driven activities which will improve your child’s understanding of early reading, writing and mathematics. Wood is a warm and tactile material and when it is lovingly handled it is also beautiful. in Kensington

Calling all children! We need creative thinkers, problem solvers and inquisitive minds to become coders of the future! Who knew you could code a nursery rhyme? Well, you can, from as young as age 3! is an award-winning parent-powered coding school, offering a totally fresh and creative approach to teaching children the vital 21st century skill of computer coding.
They believe in teaching coding as a language, through storytelling, rhyme and song, putting fun and creativity at the heart of a skill that many grown-ups think of as dry and even baffling. Their specialist tutors teach children at the age they are most receptive to learning language patterns – under 8 – and are often amazed by the swift progress even tiny tots can make at our code clubs and holiday workshops. The Kensington classes offer gift vouchers which will make a great Christmas present and could be used in the winter workshops.

Introducing Dinoski, your new favourite kids brand.  Their new collection is aimed at children aged 2-7 and features all-in-one, animal-themed winter wearMade to be worn for the whole winter and suitable for any upcoming ski trips, the kids will be cosy and dry and easy to spot on those slopes! 
Choose your favourite character from Spike the dinosaur, Cub the lion or Hop the bunny. Each adventure-playsuit is fun for the kids and fully waterproof, with microfiber insulation throughout, along with taped seams, aqua-seal zips and adjustable hoods which can be worn with or without a helmet.  They cost £185 each but friends of Kensington Mums can get a 10% discount using this code at checkout: DINOMUMS.

For Your future innovators






OJO is a pioneering educational toy company for young future innovators (2-8 years). We make problem-solving kits based around real-world problems that stimulate children’s curiosity, creativity and critical thinking skills. You can be sure to find the perfect gift among our diverse range of kits, from stocking fillers to mission kits, we’ve got something for the curious little minds in your life!

Looking for the perfect unique and personalised Christmas gift?

Look no further than Popsa, an app which allows you to record the story of your life with beautiful photobooks in less than 5 minutes! It is the perfect way to remember and share your favourite memories of 2018 with all of your family friends.

They are also affordable, starting from just £8, as well as having a range of sizes, shapes and covers. Popsa photobooks make the perfect gift for any friend, family member or keepsake for yourself. Download the app for free, available on iOS and Android.

Start Your Day With A Smile with a Jar of Smiles

Smiles by Julie presents our ‘Jar of Smiles’ – a range of individually themed jars containing colourful quotations of Inspiration, Love & Laugher. Each handmade jar contains a unique quote for every day of the month and comes with its own beautiful gift box.

Quotes are all around us, often making us pause for thought with a smile. The power and the beauty of these simple quotations will not only inspire you but will also motivate your family and friends towards their own dreams & goals.

Each of our Jars of Smiles contains humorous, sentimental and reflective quotes. They are the perfect gift for friends and family. A gift which keeps on giving day after day. We Could Always Welcome A Reason To Smile So Be The Reason Someone Smiles Today.

The Book of you: a record of childhood

The Book of You is a stylish and modern memory book to be filled out each year from age one through to sixteen. Deemed as the continuation of the baby book, the journal’s recordings mature as the child does spanning everything from baby hand and foot prints through to a note to their future self with predictions for years to come.

Every year has prompts for the grown-up to write about the child ‘The things you do that make me laugh’ along with ‘Your best quotes’, everything needed to capture the year. There are age-appropriate questions to ask from the age of three, ‘What makes you happy?’ along with ‘What’s the naughtiest thing you’ve done this year?’ which evolves into the most embarrassing thing when they get older.

The book of you is a charming book designed to promote positivity and affection which prompts delightful answers and builds into a lasting treasury to be looked back on, jogging happy and funny memories of childhood. With a beautiful dedication page at the start, it makes a wonderful gift for any young child or parent and with a choice of six bright colours, there is a book of everyone.

Get Pampered in the comfort of your own home

Missbeez- the app for busy women, delivering beauty and lifestyle services to your doorstep, 24/7. With over 100,000 app users and over 700 therapists. Missbeez app is a marketplace that connects mobile beauty professionals to busy women in London.

It promotes the growth of another woman’s independent business each time a service is booked! Missbeez enables hundreds of ambitious but underemployed professionals, to become successful self-employed therapists, by building their own business and developing a solid income growth based on Missbeez platform. You are also welcome to download the Missbeez App  here  to learn more.

The Magic is in the Light this Christmas 

Everyone loves to shimmer and sparkle, especially at this time of year.
Brilliant fine jewellery gives the joy of diamonds, matched with an ethical production process. All jewellery designs are exquisitely handset in sterling silver and finished in gold or platinum. Their gorgeous Holiday Collection includes stunning solitaires and coloured gems, beautiful micro-set stones, pave settings and freshwater pearls. There are some absolutely incredible pieces.

So, whether you are buying a gift or looking that something extra special for the festive season, Brilliant has just what you are looking for. With its exclusive collection of ethically grown gems, they are a diamond lovers paradise. Their fine jewellery is flawless and mixes beautifully with traditional diamonds. Ethically created and environmentally sound, Brilliant customers enjoy the best of both worlds. Visit

Looking for festive fun things to do in London in the run-up to and over the Christmas season.  You should also check out our Christmas Scoop for lots of great ideas.

Feature image The Appliance Judge