Christmas Gift Guide & Giveway

Christmas can be the most wonderful time of the year, or pretty nightmarish if you are struggling to find the perfect gifts. To help you with some inspiration this Christmas, Cocktails and Wanderlust has put together a very special Gift Guide. Our recommended gifts range from £9 to £55, so they make the perfect stocking fillers.

One lucky reader will also be able to put their feet up once their shopping is done, because we have teamed up with Watergate Bay Hotel to give away an amazing Swim & Dine voucher for two. All you have to do is enter the competition below!


1. Finisterre Snood

Make sure your loved one stays snug and toasty with this gorgeous storm colour snood by Finisterre. It’s made from 100% extra fine wool yarn which means it’s super soft and extra warm. Buy from Finisterre here



2. Bellrose Sheepskin Mittens

Buy these timeless and stylish sheepskin mittens from Bellrose. Not only do they look sleek and elegant, they are also guaranteed to keep anyone warm during these cold winter days. You can purchase a pair from Roo’s Beach


3. Reusable cup from KeepCup

A keepcup is the perfect item for a stocking filler this Christmas. Ensure your loved ones stay warm and topped up with coffee with these bright and bold reusable cups. Pick the perfect colour to suit your loved one here




4. Wanderlust Life Earrings

Looking for something extra special? Don’t look any further than Wanderlust Life’s new Northern Lights jewellery range. These extra twinkly numbers are guaranteed to brighten up anyone’s Christmas Day. See the full range here


Give Away – Swim & Dine voucher for two at Watergate Bay Hotel


We have teamed up with Watergate Bay Hotel to give away a Swim & Dine voucher for two. You can find out what this includes here. The watergate Bay hotel is the perfect place to visit if you feel the need to treat yourself. You can enjoy the beautiful sea views from their 25 meter infinity pool before a delicious two course meal. You can also read about our time at the hotel here.


How to enter:


Enter by leaving a blog comment below telling us who you want to take with you and why. Then use the rafflecopter widget below:

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For extra points:

  1. Follow Cocktails and Wanderlust on Facebook
  2. Follow Cocktails and Wanderlust  on Twitter
  3. Follow Cocktails and Wanderlust  on Instagram


Terms and conditions:

UK Entrants Only, winner will be picked at random and contacted for delivery address after competition has ended, if winner does not respond after 7 days a new winner will be drawn. No cash alternatives. The voucher is to be used by 31/5/17. Subject to availability.


  1. Charlotte
    2nd December 2016 / 9:24 am

    I would take my lovely dad who desperately needs a treat after so carefully looking after my poorly mum. Looks lovely!

  2. Laura Harvey
    2nd December 2016 / 9:33 am

    Swim and dinner, who I would take?
    It’s a hard decision being that my 1st answer would be my husband, but having a young child one of us has to be on duty!
    So it would be my dear friend, who is always there for me, and I still own her a massive thank you! after she drive to hospital on the night of my child’s birth to drop of my green notes that we had forgotten…

  3. Jen Harvey
    2nd December 2016 / 11:39 am

    I would take my lovely husband stretch! Although we work and live together, there never seems like enough time just for the two of us so this would be perfect! And watergate is such an amazing place! Xx

  4. Nicole
    2nd December 2016 / 12:27 pm

    I would take my lovely mum. She has had a tough year with the passing of her sister, and she really deserves a treat.

  5. Julie h
    2nd December 2016 / 12:34 pm

    I’d take my son while he is back from uni over Christmas so he could chill out and enjoy some family time

  6. Rachel M
    2nd December 2016 / 1:05 pm

    I would take my husband Peter as he’s great company and he loves watergate bay.

  7. Ray Becker
    2nd December 2016 / 5:05 pm

    My wife not much choice see

  8. Catherine
    2nd December 2016 / 10:43 pm

    i would take my bf as I think we both deserve it!

  9. Amy Ripley
    3rd December 2016 / 12:21 am

    My mum – because she deserves a treat!

  10. daniel baugh
    3rd December 2016 / 9:16 am

    I would take my wife, it would be a lovely date night without our son

  11. Jodie A Harvey
    4th December 2016 / 12:36 am

    i would take my partner, having 6 children its rare we get any ‘together’ time, this would be a lovely break

    also following on tw (jodieh1131) ins (jtl1131) and fb (jodie a harvey / jodie1131)

  12. Karen hutchinson
    4th December 2016 / 8:11 pm

    I would give it to my sister as she lives nearby and she deserves a treat after her son spent all last summer in hospital with a burst appendix !

  13. Charlotte Moore
    12th December 2016 / 9:13 pm

    I would take my mum ❤

  14. Ian Turner
    14th December 2016 / 6:19 pm

    The daughter will love it before she has her first child due in May!

    18th December 2016 / 9:51 pm

    I would take my amazing sister as in the last two years she has had two cornea transplant operations and it takes a full year recovery per operation so i would love to treat her as she honestly deserves it.

  16. Claire Tucker
    19th December 2016 / 12:23 am

    I’d go with my husband m we have a motorhome and love traveling down from Somerset for the weekend in that area, so it would really add to the trip, thanks

  17. leanne weir
    19th December 2016 / 8:50 am

    I would take my lovely husband

  18. Ross Skinner
    19th December 2016 / 1:37 pm

    I would take my wife. She would love a swim and eat afternoon

  19. Becca Wallace
    19th December 2016 / 2:14 pm

    I would take my best friend. She loves to swim more than anything else and after just having a baby and I think could do with a little treat.

  20. Beth M Bowdler
    19th December 2016 / 10:47 pm

    I would take my lovely daughter who has recently presented us with our first grandchild. She really needs a break as he doesn’t sleep well and this little bit of time out with just the two of us would allow her to recharge her batteries. She certainly deserves it as she has the patience of a saint!

  21. Rich Tyler
    20th December 2016 / 1:06 am

    I’d take my wife – to say thankyou for our little baby this month 🙂

  22. Amy Fuller
    20th December 2016 / 9:35 am

    I’d take my super husband who works incredibly hard as a teacher in Nottingham, we love to come surfing in Cornwall as often as possible so this would be a wonderful treat for him to have some R&R on one of our trips in the future. 🙂

  23. Rhiannon Alcock
    20th December 2016 / 9:48 am

    I would take my friend Kelly who runs a restaurant in Devon. Over the Christmas period she works 90+ hour weeks ensuring that everyone has the best Christmas party/Christmas dinner possible. She even gives up her own Christmas Day with her family to serve other people and spread festive joy. Her favourite place is Watergate Bay so what better way to remind her how appreciated her hard work and selfless kindness is 🙂

  24. Hannah Gilbert
    20th December 2016 / 10:12 am

    Wow what a lovely prize! I would take my sister for some quality girl time! 🙂

  25. 20th December 2016 / 10:20 am

    I would take my mother in law who’s recent battle with cancer has left her confidence lacking. I think this would help give her some sparkle back.

  26. donna l jones
    20th December 2016 / 10:47 am

    l would take my sister as she deserves a treat

  27. Lauren Old
    20th December 2016 / 11:37 am

    My mum because she loves swimming and food!

    20th December 2016 / 7:08 pm

    take my son for a treat

  29. Maria
    20th December 2016 / 8:46 pm

    My other half to distress

  30. karen Howden
    20th December 2016 / 9:31 pm

    I would take my daughter so we could have a girly day out, she deserves a treat shes such a good girl

  31. Carol wilson
    20th December 2016 / 10:37 pm

    I would take my hubby as we have both been working hard in the lead up to Christmas and i think he deserves a special treat

  32. Gemma Matthews
    20th December 2016 / 10:46 pm

    I would take my friend Danielle as she is getting married in April and I’m her bridesmaid, I would love to treat her as I know how stressful it can be planning a wedding and I’m sure she would appreciate a day off for herself 🙂

  33. Tania Watkins
    20th December 2016 / 10:50 pm

    I’d bring my best friend Nic. We deserve a treat raising our children.

  34. Christine Caple
    20th December 2016 / 11:00 pm

    I would take my husband. He deserves a treat as he is struggling with the after effects of chemo.

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