Finished your Christmas Shopping yet? Don’t worry, I haven’t either. Today is the day for me and the only reason I’m marginally looking forward to it is down to the Bens Cookies stand I’ll be passing by. Did someone say three triple chocolate cookies please?
In celebration of the fact that the present buying madness starts today (and the fact the tree is going up tonight) I’ve put together a little gift guide for last minute ideas. Containing both online only purchases and in store buys, hopefully there’s something that will inspire you – regardless of whether it’s for your own Christmas list or not (we don’t judge here).
STOCKING FILLERS FOR THE LUXE BEAUTY LOVER: *Waves hands around in the air* This is for the girl who loves Space NK as much as I do. For stocking fillers for multiple mates, the Space NK Christmas Crackers*, are genius. They come in sets of five or singular (if you have lots of friends the larger set works out better for your wallet) containing some of the stores best sellers. They’re beautifully presented and can be used to decorate your tree before making their way to their rightful owner. Then you have my number one gift that I will never have to pretend to like. The Diptique mini candles, Epice is my current favourite (and everyone else’s apparently – get thee to a store asap)! And finally, for the luxe bath lover, the Aromatherapy Associate oils* are always a winner, they last for ever, aren’t too bank breaking if a repurchase is required.
BEAUTY MINIS: You can never go wrong with beauty minis. They allow your loves ones to try out a product with minimal commitment or fear of never using a product up. Lush is always a great one for mini shower gels and theres a scent to suit everyone. Topshop have also hopped on the beauty mini bandwagon with their beauty minis that can be hung off the tree. The proof that these are gold is in the fact that I am now obsessed with the matte lip bullet in Get Me Bodied as a result of buying this mini gift (and have now purchased the full size)! And then we have the Phillip Kingsley hair minis* totally inexpensive and a lovely way to sample high end hair care with a sample of the cult elasticizer.
THE BIG BEAUTY GIFTS: Bigger beauty gifts are always risky at Christmas, but for those that are new to makeup or love something a little more luxe and pinterest worthy, the Zooeva Rose Gold Brush Set is an incredible gift. Brushes aside, you can’t go wrong with a palette, whether it’s any (or all) of the Naked Palettes or the recently released Clarins Palette*, a more subtle version of the Naked 1 palette that my mum will be itching to get her hands on. For the girls who love amazing bath and shower products, the Deck the Halls Lush Gift Set* is stunning, and contains both full size and tester products that will be a hit on Christmas day (hello festive glittery baths on Christmas morning). Your living room will also smell incredible with this under your tree.
For the skincare starter, Clinique* and Origins do amazing gift sets around this time of year, but for those who like something a little bit more luxe, the Neals Yard* gift sets are incredible and have a little something for everyone.
For The Girl Who Loves To Be Plugged In – the Urban ears headphones are amazing whether you’re editing, watching videos or just need to drown out your noisy desk buddy. The grey are my favourite, but there is also a coral colour and moss grey/green colour that I love!
For The Camera Lover – the Canon EOS M is great for filming and photos and has an interchangeable lens feature. This means that you can still use your favourite lens whilst out and about without breaking your back carrying round a huge camera.
For The Stationary Nerd – Liberty Notepads are awesome, and their Frenchie and Cat notepads that can be found in store are the bomb. Paperchase notebooks are always beautiful and are a guaranteed winner.
For The Book Babe: I’ve been reading Leandra Medine’s book, Manrepeller recently, and if you’re buying for a blog lover who loves witty tales of fashion mishaps and life experiences mixed together, this will go down a treat. For your kick arse friend who appreciates the whole girl power vibe #Girlboss is awesome and I’ve promised this to multiple mates over the past few months but just can’t bear to part with it.
The Going Out Out Girl: Or, any girl. Y’know? I love a clutch and this Cos Leather Clutch is such a beautiful luxury gift. For those who are a little more trend focused, the New Look Faux Fur Clutch is an affordable clutch with a whistles vibe to it that will be well loved over the New Year festivities.
Some of these products are gifted samples.
This is because Gift Guides are hella expensive.
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and I hand picked every item that has been featured
based on what I would recommend.