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Have a Sweet & Nostalgic Christmas: Gift Guide *

My favourite thing about Christmas is buying gifts for people (which is funny because I just had a huge meltdown on Twitter about how I hate people spending money on me!) and I strive and strive and strive every year to find people the perfect present, something personal and something that will mean something to them long after Christmas is over. Socks, candles and chocolate are great for stocking fillers (I’ll never say no to extra chocolate around Christmas) but for actual proper gifts, something a little different is always the way to go in my eyes. 

And of course, Christmas is a time for family – whoever that is for you – and just spending a little less time on your phone or doing work and a little more time engaging in more family oriented activities. Sweet and Nostalgic have a huge range of sweet (some quite literally) gifts, some of which encourage you to spend more time with your family and others which are just generally really thoughtful and personal. Many of their gifts will bring back the sights, smells and tastes of years gone by and during a time where everything and everyone is evolving at 400 miles per hour, I think that’s a lovely idea to bring into your home for Christmas. A time to chill out, slow down and just be with the people you love.

Christmas Sweet Wooden Box – £27

These gorgeous wooden sweet boxes can be personalised and will make a gorgeous keepsake and can be used for Christmases to come. They come with 9 different sweets, including Rosey Apples (the name I used to call my Nan – see, even writing this post is making me nostalgic!), gummy snowmen and chocolate coins (the ultimate Christmas treat).

Beano Annual – £20.99

These Beano Annuals can be fully personalised and allow you to choose a year of your choice and re-read the cartoon stories from that year in your personalised annual. I’m sure most people reading this will be familiar with the name Beano – I don’t personally remember ever reading them myself but I definitely know the name and these would make a fantastic gift for anyone who grew up in the 80’s or 90’s who might have read these regularly! A true blast from the past!

1980’s Sweet Memories, 500pc Jigsaw Puzzle – £11

This next one is so nostalgic, it’s even before my time! I’m a 90’s baby but I desperately wish I was a teenager in the 80’s. I adore 80’s music and 80’s fashion and I would have no doubt adored all these 80’s sweets too! This huge puzzle contains 500 pieces and would be the perfect way to spend a Christmas afternoon with some family – but will definitely leave you craving something sweet afterwards!

Christmas Trivia Card Game – £5

Another great stocking filler idea which will provide hours of fun over Christmas is this Christmas themed trivia card game, with 100 Christmas themed questions. We love a good trivia quiz over the holidays and spend plenty of hours quizzing each other and ourselves and ultimately getting irritated because it turns out that we don’t actually know as much as we thought we did! But another small gift which will encourage more family time over the holiday! You can also find Sweet & Nostalgic on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Which of these would go down well in your family? Do you like spending time together playing games over Christmas? Let me know!

* This is a sponsored post



  1. that puzzle is perfect!!!

  2. I loved a good annual. I can’t seem to remember the name of the one I used to read though.

  3. yorkshiremumof4 says:

    Loving the Christmas trivia game and also the wooden sweet box – Ideal for xmas day.

  4. I love these especially the retro sweets! I love any of these as gifts myself.

  5. Love the look of that personalised sweet box x

    1. Really cute ain’t it 😌

  6. My dad would love the sweet box!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

    1. So cute isn’t it 😌

  7. That Beano is a fantastic book! I always get my uncle something from Beano every year!

    1. Awh cute! 😌

  8. says:

    Have just started with Black Friday sales! #anxiety

  9. Nicculent says:

    these look so good!

    1. They’d make lovely gifts 😌

  10. The wooden sweet box is so cute, I love the colourful illustrations on the front and how you can reuse the box for trinkets afterwards. The sweet memories jigsaw puzzle is making me feel all nostalgic now he he. Christmas Trivia looks really fun and perfect for the family! Thanks for sharing Jenny, this post has made me even more excited for Christmas! <3 xx

    Bexa |

    1. Yay! I’m excited this year too 😌

  11. Ahh I love all of these! I love retro gifts, I’ve seen a lot more out this year actually. I love the wooden sweet box, it would be great to bring out every year and fill with different christmas chocolates! xxx

    Tiffany x

    1. It really would! Fab idea 😌

  12. All of these look so great, I’d love to receive these as gifts! 💜✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x

    1. Thank you 😌

  13. The only time of year my family all gets together and properly sits down and plays games is Christmas to New Year and I love it.
    That sweet box is gorgeous!
    Cora |

    1. Same really! Although it’s only usually my mum dad, boyfriend and I 😌

  14. The wooden sweet box is so cute xx

    1. It really is 😌

  15. Love that wooden box of sweets! Such a fab gift idea, the others too! 🙂

    Sarah x

    1. It’s a really sweet gift 😌 pun intended haha

  16. Loving these gift ideas, my hubby is a huge beano fan x my own menace x

    1. Thank you 🙂

  17. I love things that make you feel nostalgic! My family definitely love to sit and play old school board games every Christmas, it’s one of my favourite things! That sweet box looks so lovely though, would be a great present. I usually hate playing Trivia games though because I can never answer the questions unless it’s a kids version haha!

    Chloe xx

    1. Haha! I love trivia games and board games. My boyfriend and my parents and I always have loads of games of Trivia Pursuit!

  18. I loved reading this guide, these look like such great gifts, especially the wooden sweet box! 🙂

    Great post as always xx

    Kate |

    1. Thank you 🙂

  19. I really enjoy picking out gifts too. I love the wooden sweet box.

    1. It’s lovely isn’t it!

  20. All of these look like fantastic gift ideas x

    1. Thank you x

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