Mattress gift guide

‘Bed in a box’ Christmas gift guide

Whether you’re after a new bed for the perfect nights sleep on Christmas Eve, looking to kit out that spare room in time for your Christmas guests, or are feeling extravagent and want to win the game of ‘biggest gift giver’ on Christmas Day, our ‘bed in a box’ gift guide is here to help you choose the right mattress for the holiday season.

Want to see full reviews of each mattress featured here? Read all of our reviews here.

Luxury: herdysleep

At £999 for a kingsize, you’d expect pure luxury from the herdysleep. And boy, does it deliver! It is 100% British made, with Herdwick wool from the Lake District and assembly in Yorkshire. The company pays ‘sustainable’ prices the Herdwick wool, to help keep British farmers in business and with over 6,000 springs within the mattress, it contains the most springs of any ‘bed in a box’.

Value: OTTY

If £999 is a little too much for you, then consider the OTTY, the cheapest of all the mattresses we have reviewed. At £549 for a kingsize, the OTTY is a true bargain. Yet comfort doesn’t suffer, with the OTTY scoring a strong 8.3/10 in our full review. The OTTY is great for anyone who needs a cool night’s sleep, since it features cool blue gel infused memory foam. It is also ideal for those who like a soft mattress.

Ethical choice: Leesa

Fancy a great night’s sleep on a mattress we scored 9.1/10 and where you can sleep even easier knowing you’re helping support non-profit organisations that serve homeless and at-risk men, women and children? Then the Leesa is the must-have mattress for you. The Leesa is a great quality mattress offering a really good nights sleep. At a reasonable price, and using premium materials, it is very good value, as well as the ethical choice.

Our favourite: Sleeping Duck

The Sleeping Duck is a premium mattress for a surprisingly reasonable price, at £749 for a kingsize. On price alone, it is a true winner, considering it is an extremey thinck spring mattress with a fully customisable (and thick) memory foam top. Scoring a whopping 9.8/10 in our review, the Sleeping Duck is our highest rated mattress on Pixel Health and well worth a purchase for a comfy Christmas.

Others to consider: Emma and Casper

Still unsure? Then why not check out our reviews of the Emma and Casper mattresses. They are very similar, and are scored slightly less than the Leesa, which again is rather similar, hence why we didn’t include them here. However, they’re both hugely popular in the UK, so worth a look.

BONUS: OTTY pet mattress

Why should humans have all the fun? Treat your cat or dog to a quality mattress this Christmas with the OTTY pet bed. Pictured above is my Alfie on the medium OTTY, costing £99. While that may sound expensive, it has the same quality foam you get in the OTTY mattress, and why shouldn’t your pet experience just as good a night’s sleep as you?

That’s a wrap. We hope you found this guide useful. For now, have a very merry Christmas and sleep well throughout 2018!




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