Thursday, 26 November 2015

CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: FOR HER


So its November 28th....27 days till the big day! If you follow me on Twitter/ Instagram you might have guessed that I have having quite the untraditional Christmas this year, as I will be spending it on a beach in ........THAILAND! One of my best friends is travelling and she is gonna be there over December and January so I had a bit of a #YOLO moment last week and booked a flight to go out and see her! Of course I am absolutely buzzing but it's gonna be super weird not having Christmas dinner with my family on the 25th and indulging in everything I can get my greedy little paws on. I'm gonna be hitting the gym hard and  following a strict meal plan to make sure I am looking smokin' on the beach and Greenpeace don't think I'm Shamu and try and roll me back into the ocean, so I'm gonna have to up my willpower game and say no to the endless boxes of Lindt and Quality Street this year!


Anyway back to the most exciting post I have written this year....My Christmas gift guide! Of course I want EVERYTHING on this list, but I guess my personal wish list is gonna be very different this year because I want things that I can take to Thailand and put to good use, but I will write a seperate post on that.
Enjoy!

FOR HER:


Buying clothes as Christmas presents in my eyes in a huge no-no, unless you know the person REALLY well. It's just awkward for everybody involved if they hate it and have to ask for the gift receipt and you do the whole 'oh don't worry about it, its fine if you don't like it' thing when really your abso FUMIN and wish you got them a WHSmith gift card instead. Here are a selection of ideas that will suit most gals who love nice things.

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1. My Burberry festive Eau de Parfum. A gorgeous, classic scent in a beautiful glittery bottle engraved with up to 3 initials. Such a stunning gift idea and a must for any dressing table.

2. iPhone cases- I had to whittle my numerous favourites down to these three. BAN.DO 'I am very busy'Coconut Lane marble print and this amazing Cover-Up Blackened Ash case. (Can you tell I love texture?)

3. The Balm Mary Lou Manizer Luminizer. I have heard nothing but good things about this highlighter. Get those cheekbones #onfleek.

4. FRENDS Layla Rose Gold headphones. If I needed anything as motivated to get me to the gym, it would be these headphones.

5. UGG Scuffette Slippers. The weather is getting colder and colder, so keep your friends and family snug as a bug in a sheepskin rug in these babies.

6. Real Techniques Bold Metals brushes. Ideal for any budding MUA or beauty blogger.

7. GHD Air. Slightly pricey, but probably one of the best investments I have made all year so I had to share the love.

8. 2015 has been the year of #GirlsWhoSquat, so these Nike's would be perfect for gym bunnies. Buying for someone REALLY special? Customise them a pair on Nike ID!

9. 2015 has also been the year of #MyCalvins. Perfect present for lounging around (Oh and taking a selfie and uploading to Instagram.)


FOR HER HOME:

CHRISTMAS GIFY GUIDE: HOME

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1. Ban.Do making a second appearance. Such a cute passport cover, and something that is also on my Christmas list (so Mum, if you're reading this- Click the link!)

2. Urban Outfitters Photo Mobile. Really cute way to display photos in your bedroom. I've just got some Instagram-style photos printed so this would be perfect to hang them.

3. 'Me Me Me' mug by Keith Brymer Jones. As a dedicated green tea drinker, I would love to receive this! Make it a little but more special with a fancy box of their favourite tea to accompany it. (Try Whittards or Fortnum and Masons.)

4. There are so many gorgeous scented candles and diffusers around, but I have never seen such an exotic, luxurious bottle to match! This Voluspa Japonica diffuser is goji berry and tarragon orange flavour and looks just as good as it smells.

5. Kate Spade has my whole heart! I just love every single thing from every single collection and this plate would look gorgeous on any dressing table. Perfect to store rings or bracelets. 

6. This is My Year diary. A perfect present for the friend thats late to everything/would forget her own head if it wasn't attached to her neck. (Me, then.)

7. I have recently discovered this amazing website that is Society6. Hundreds of pieces of affordable, quirky artwork. I have about £500 of stuff in my basket so far! *buys euromillions ticket.*


STOCKING FILLERS:
CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: STOCKING FILLERS


I tried to keep my stocking fillers around or under £15, so they would be ideal for Secret Santa's.

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1. Flamingo Candle in Pink Lemonade. Flamingo have a huuuuuuge range of candles good enough to eat but this one makes a nice chance from all the standard seasonal scents.

2. Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream. Again, a make-up bag essential. 8 Hour cream is an award-winning treatment cream that can be used on skin, lips and dry hands and nails. So basically a winter wonder product!

3. Fruit Infuser Water Bottle. Another stocking filler for fitness fanatics.

4. Redken Anti-Snap hair treatment. Miracle product alert! This is a treatment I buy again and again, and then continue to tell everyone that will listen about it! If you know anyone struggling to grow their hair, or has damaged it with colour/heat, then they will love you for buying them this.

5. Personalised Nutella Jar. I am a sucker for anything personalised, and at a bargain price of £4.99, this is ideal for that Secret Santa scenario where you don't actually know anything about the person you're buying for. We've all been there!

6. Pink Champagne. Another stocking filler. Who doesn't love pink champagne?!

7. Prestat red velvet truffles. If you can indulge in red velvet truffles at Christmas than when can you?! Another major bonus- The box is so pretty you won't even need to wrap!

8. EOS balm. Come in an array of delicious flavours. My personal favourite at the moment is coconut milk. Plus the casing is baby pink!

9. Guylian praline truffles. A family favourite. These indulgent truffles are a must for every house hold at Christmas.

10. Tangle Angel hair brush.This gorgeous brush is an asset to every princess' dressing table! I can't go anywhere without mine as my hair is so fine and this doesn't pull what-so-ever. They also come in miniature keyring sizes- Adorable!

11. MinkPink 'Eggnog & Elves' PJ's. Mink Pink is slowly becoming one of my favourite brands for their cute designs and fun slogans. I love the little pants too!

12. Pom pom keyring. I must have wasted hours rooting through my handbag looking for my keys until my Mum bought me one of these! So cute, and under a tenner.

13. ASOS leopard print make-up bag. This bag looks so much more expensive than £15! Fill it with some beauty products for something a little extra special.

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