October Gift Guide Feature for the Whole Family *

We can’t believe how fast time flies and that its October already which only means that we are sharing with you our next gift guide for this month.  We have received so much positive comments from our blog followers and readers on our September Gift Guide hence we take pride in sharing some of our favourite items for the month. This month we will be showcasing the Tesalate Beach Towel for couples, Aiwbd Wireless Headphones for the teens, Jelly Fish Lamp for the little ones, 32 pieces VonHaus Drill Set for dads and finally a Manfrotto TwistGrip Clamp for mums so you would never have to ask someone else to take a photo of you again. Hope you enjoy reading this month’s gift guide and stay tuned for our November blog post as we have big plans! We will be sharing lots of Christmas themed gift guides for the home, for him, her, teens and kids but we won’t give too much away in this post. So stay tuned!

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Tesalate Towel

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this towel – thinking how can it be different from a standard beach towel, but I was pleasantly surprised. For one, its super thin and is actually double-sided, so you have a beautiful bright fabric on one side and a geometric black and white pattern on the other. The fabric is also unusual – its described as Absorblite Mircrofibre, which means its thin and made from a Polyester Polyamide mix which means that it is not like your regular cotton towel, and a little more like a microfibre sports towel. I have to say though that it is more absorbent than a sports towel, and feels a little more like a short velour than microfibre normally feels. I can say that I LOVE this towel, its great for holidays/vacations and I think it would be definitely worth buying one for the whole family (however at £45 it would be an investment) as they are so convenient to pack in your suitcase. They are light and don’t take up much room, so when you need to maximise space in your suitcase but know you need a beach towel, this would be perfect. The towel is made in Sydney, Australia and its creation has come from the owners of TESALATE wanting to make the perfect, sand-free, beach towel. I can’t confirm how sand free it gets – this living in, in-land UK – but I can confirm that its just what you want from a beach towel, although the price is a little hefty, and until I’ve had it a while I don’t know how long it lasts but, it would be a perfect gift. I was thinking how great it would be as a wedding gift. You could buy him and hers, with a note saying it is for their honeymoon!! If you would like to check out all their designs go to the link below which is their Look Book, you can also access the rest of their website and read their many positive reviews here.

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Aiwbd Wireless Headphone (Volume Control with Mic)

We were sent the Aiwbd Wireles Headphone which came with an audio cable, USB cable and warranty card. Although this is a great gift for the whole family, we are suggesting this for teens as we found the Aiwbd Wireless Headphones really cool and compact as it is foldable too. It is also wireless so you don’t end up being tangled when you are lying down and watching a show on your tablet / ipad. The headphones comes with five EQ modes for a richer experience and it is very comfortable to wear due to its padded ear-pads and memory-protein ear cushion which makes it comfortable for all day listening. Charging the headphone is hassle free as its done via a USB connector and the headphone is connected to your device of voice ie tablets / ipads, phones, TV or your PC using bluetooth.  It does not need to be powered off as you can also use the wired headphone ie audio cable to keep it charged and best part is it comes with a built in microphone and volume control for easy access. It was not difficult to connect it to the device at all and was almost immediate, the only issue we found was when we connected it to the PC and wanted to use the speaker afterwards, it took awhile to change the connection from the headphone back to the speaker directly and it needs to be fully charged before you take it out on the train with you. This is a small matter and should not deter you getting the headphone. Priced at £20.38 the headphones comes in black and gold (see picture above) or white gold, you can purchase yours here.

 

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VonHaus 12V Drill With 32pc Accessory Set

This is a fabulous gift set to give to any man in your life, that being said, its a great gift for a female as well.  I used this and found it perfect for my daily quick fixes around the house due to its size and easy function.  The tools come in a compact and easily packed away in a bag and consist of a 32 piece accessory kit which includes the essentials such as pliers, hammer, tape measure, screwdriver, 12 X screwdriver bits, 9 X drill bits, 6 X sockets and a tool bag.  The drill was not heavy and very comfortable to hold, it was not too noisy and easily drilled holes into plastic containers (plant pots) without any issue at all.  I’ve realised having a set like is much handier to own especially to assemble flat-pack furniture.  The set is powered by a 12V MAX Li-ion battery, and the screwdriver can be used for up to 30 minutes without needing to recharge. I found the drill handy and easier to move around with as sometimes using a traditional drill with wires can be quite cumbersome and get in the way.  The drill set also comes with a 2-year warranty and is priced at £34.99, you can purchase your set here.
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Round Mini Jelly Fish Lamp

We were sent this Jellyfish Lamp from Menkind to review and this seems like such a cool gift for little ones especially those struggling to sleep in the dark. The instructions were dead easy to follow as well. The cylindrical lamp came in a box with 2 jellyfish in a bag. We had to insert in 3 AA batteries (batteries not included), water (they have recommended using distilled water but we used normal tap water), some washing liquid and then adding the jellyfish. It took a while before the jellyfish started moving, both our kids were mesmerised looking at the jellyfish (as it looked enlarged through the tank) and frankly speaking I loved watching it myself as its so calming and atmospheric.   The lamp had a multi-coloured LED light (red, blue and green) at the bottom of it and this effect couple with the jellyfish’s tendrils floating behind them was just so soothing to look at, it was almost as if we had real-life jellyfish in the house without the mess and hassle.  It took a while for the jellyfish to move and one of it had a bubble in it, so we had to keep turning it around till the bubble was gone and then there was no stopping it. The jellyfish does not require much maintenance, the only requirement is to change the water when it gets dirty and batteries when it runs out.  Priced at £17.99 this can be purchased here.

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Manfrotto TwistGrip Smartphone Clamp
So if you are an Instagram mum like us and if you have been told off many times by your husband or friends that they don’t want to take another photo of you then this next product is perfect for you! Manfrotto has come up with a twistgrip smartphone clamp which is light and beautifully designed. Made in Italy, the handphone accessory comes with easy-to-use twist movement and locking knob for great stability and it fit onto any universal tripod and lighting connections. I tested it on my DSLR tripod and it was perfect, the clamps were steady and my smartphone was secure.  I also found it easy to unscrew the back screw to fit my phone in, the material did not feel cheap at all.  As a blogger, I often have to take lots of selfie photos of myself testing client’s products or vlogs of myself for youtube so this is perfect for me.  Also, having the opportunity to secure my smartphone on a tripod also means that I will be able to take even better photos at night or in low light situations.  I know for certain, this slim fit clamp will be in my bag whenever I head out for events now. Priced at a hefty £46.95 (yes it is expensive, but you know you need one), you can purchase it for yourself here.

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You may also want to read this:

August Gift Guide – Kids Holiday Specials

July Gift Guide – Summer Ready

June Gift Guide for the Whole Family

 

* We were sent these items in return for a review. All opinions are our own.

30 Comments

  1. Alexandra
    October 15, 2018 / 8:57 am

    fantastic! Just the post I needed to see to start thinking about gifts – thank you for sharing, these are some great ideas!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 15, 2018 / 9:41 am

      Your welcome, glad you stopped by x

  2. October 15, 2018 / 12:06 pm

    This is the kind of gift guide I love – the kind with unique things in it. That jellyfish lamp is the coolest thing I’ve seen in a while!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 15, 2018 / 3:49 pm

      Yes it sure it, its so calming and we love that to bits

  3. October 15, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    Fantastic gift guide! You have the technology piece down. Thanks for the great suggestions.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 15, 2018 / 3:48 pm

      Your welcome Terri, glad you enjoyed reading it

  4. October 15, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    These are some fun gift ideas. I love starting my holiday shopping early so I can pick gifts that are perfect for each person. Those towels are gorgeous! Love the colors

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 15, 2018 / 8:29 pm

      Yes the Tesalate Towel is so compact and the colours stunning, hope you found some good gifts on our blog

  5. October 15, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    I think I need that phone mount in my life! Mine always slides off and it’s super annoying.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 16, 2018 / 9:12 am

      The manfrotto smartphone clamp is so handy, especially mounted on tripod and it gets such a stable shot

  6. October 15, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    A lovely selection, I think everyone in my family would be happy with something from this list.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 16, 2018 / 9:11 am

      Exactly, we did not want anyone to be left out

  7. October 16, 2018 / 1:34 am

    That tesalate towel sounds like just what I need for traveling and playing in that water. I would be happy to test out it’s sand free properties on a beach in Costa Rica some time 😉

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 16, 2018 / 9:11 am

      Oh fabulous to hear that Kita, hope you get your hands on one soon x

  8. October 16, 2018 / 1:42 am

    Such great suggestions! I want that towel! I love the pattern and colors! The jellyfish lamp is also a fantastic suggestion! It’s so unique.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 16, 2018 / 9:10 am

      Yes both these items are fabulous to have, the lamp is just too cool and the towel makes such a statement

  9. Monidipa Dutta
    October 16, 2018 / 9:32 am

    I like your collection, however the smartphone clamp is so handy,

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 16, 2018 / 9:47 am

      Yes it is Monidipa, especially for bloggers, photographers or photo enthusiasts. Its such a great invention as we use our iphone / smartphones for taking all the photos at the moment.

  10. October 16, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    Whoa that jelly fish lamp looks really cool and unique. Great list but that one stood out for sure!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 17, 2018 / 8:36 am

      Yes its really comforting at night and helps us fall asleep

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 17, 2018 / 8:36 am

      Yes for a holiday as it packs so easy and very compact as well

  11. October 17, 2018 / 1:29 am

    this was just what I needed. Been trying to think of gift ideas for people lately!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 17, 2018 / 8:35 am

      Glad to be of help Jasmine, hope you found something from our suggestions

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 17, 2018 / 7:49 pm

      Those headphones are ace! We love watching movies and youtube video and the sound is really great

  12. Victoria @ CrazyCharizma
    October 18, 2018 / 1:52 pm

    I really think the towel is the best gift among these things. Thank you for sharing about these giveaway items!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 18, 2018 / 8:30 pm

      Yes the towel is our reader favourite and your welcome

  13. Surekha Busa
    October 19, 2018 / 10:02 am

    This is such a nice gift idea and towel is the best gift to give for my sister as she loves to take a shower a lot.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      October 19, 2018 / 1:47 pm

      Thank you for your comments and for stopping by Surekha

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