This week is the start of our Christmas guides series.

Hot off the back of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, now is the best time to start buying Christmas gifts as there are plenty of bargains out there, but if you are stuck for ideas here are a few items we love.

Best for the skincare queen… BeMine Natural Skincare. UK made, vegan formulas and recyclable containers, this range boasts a wealth of sustainable credentials, but the best thing is that the products really work! I have been using the cleanser, serum and moisturiser for a few weeks and seen a huge improvement to the appearance and texture of my face. I also highly recommend the coffee body scrub- it may be the nicest thing I have ever rubbed into my skin. The website has a range of sets available and prices are really affordable.

Best for the boozy bestie…Bottled Cocktail Company. The market is flooded with pre-mixed cocktails since lockdown 1.0, but may of them are pretty bland or super expensive per portion. The BCC cocktails are big enough to serve a crowd, or for one person to enjoy over a few nights. The corked top allows the cocktail to keep really well in the fridge. Featuring all of your favourite classics- negroni, gin martini and passion fruit spritz. I highly recommend the El Presidente! Prices start at £33 for 70cl bottle.

News Shopper: Best for the boozy bestie…Bottled Cocktail Company

Best for the home décor enthusiast…Olly & Seb. These beautiful candles not only smell divine, but they look so pretty you’ll be wanting to keep displaying the container long after the candle has burnt out! We had the pleasure of meeting Kayn and Craig from Olly & Seb a few weeks ago and were enchanted with their story- they are a self-taught design team whose mission is to create products that stand out for being different, but in a thoughtful way that protects the planet. I wouldn't be surprised if they are everywhere next year, so if you fancy getting ahead of the trend, candles start at £27.

Best for the person who has everything…Born Beau. We all know someone who is hard to buy for so why not give them a framed memory to celebrate one of life’s special moments? That’s the Born Beau mission: this gorgeous local company transforms customer images into beautifully unique keepsake artwork. The Born Beau style features soft pastel and nude colour themed designs, making them the perfect addition to any home.

News Shopper: Best for the person who has everything…Born Beau.

This is the perfect gift for anyone - I particularly love their new pet portraits! All you need to do is select your illustration category (Couple, Family, Wedding, Children or Pet) upload your chosen image and fill in the requested details. Christmas deadlines for prints is December 2, but Born Beau offer digital downloads up to December 18 and even gift cards. Why not get a digital copy of your Born Beau portrait and create some extra special Christmas cards? Prices start at £23.99 and you can view all of the options here: