If you’ve clicked on this post then I’m going to assume you’re feeling festive and looking for gift ideas! So no apologies will be given here for talking Christmas!
I’m currently sat admiring my Christmas tree, trying to resist eating more Celebration chocolates (the Malteser ones, obvs) whilst wondering what the heck I want this year for the past hour! As you can see I’ve fortunately come up with nine gifts that I’d absolutely love to receive, so hopefully you can get some ideas here as to what you put on your own list or gift to others!
Lush Tutti Fruity Gift Set
£11.50 BUY HERE
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas for me without a Lush gift set. I always have to be quite specific in which gift set I’d like as I don’t have a bath and many of the sets contain bath bombs and bubble bars. However I always manage to find something and this year it’s the Tutti Fruity gift set that contains Yuzu & Cocoa Shower Cream (this is supposed to smell like chocolate orange!) and Miranda Soap, both of which I’ve never tried before. Gotta love a pre-wrapped Lush gift set under the tree!
Rifle Paper Co Paradise Gardens 2017 Calendar
£26.00 Papermash BUY HERE
Each year I always receive a pretty wall calendar – my 2016 calendar was a lovely one by artist Rob Ryan (2017 version here). This Christmas I’d love one from the Rifle Paper Co, they just do the most stunning stationary and calendars. The only thing is I’m totally aware that £26.00 is pretty pricey so I’m thinking this may be a post-Christmas treat to myself in January when it’s likely to be reduced in price. Side note – If I do pick up this calendar I will be totally using the illustrations as framed prints once I’m done with each month thanks to this creative blog post!
Calvin Klein Eternity Perfume
£19.00 for 30ml Amazon BUY HERE
Thanks to being a beauty blogger I have more than enough fragrances on the go at any one time, but again it wouldn’t feel as Christmassy (totally a word) without a new scent to open and wear on Christmas Day. This year I’ve asked for Eternity; a scent I use to love and wear many many years ago. In high street stores I’ve noticed this is generally full price but online you can find it for quite a steal even at the largest size.
ASOS Metallic Silver Loafer
£12.00 BUY HERE
On a recent midnight ASOS perusal I came across these amazing shiny silver loafers. You will either love or hate these shoes, but I personally think they will look great with skinny jeans. They are also a total bargain right now as they’re on the ‘Outlet’ section of the site reduced down to £12 from £20!
Pretty Iconic by Sali Hughes
£12.49 Amazon BUY HERE
Books are the perfect to give and receive at Christmas as we all have more time to enjoy them. To add to my beauty bookshelf and to read through on Boxing Day I’m asking for Sali Hughes’ 2nd book; Pretty Iconic. This is definitely one for beauty addicts as it features cult beauty products through the ages and it all about nostalgia and recommendations. If you haven’t already read Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes I recommend putting it on your own Christmas list this year – such a good beauty read!
Where Am I Now by Mara Wilson
£10.99 Amazon BUY HERE
Another book I will be asking for is this interesting looking memoir by child-star Mara Wilson who you will recognise from Mrs Doubtfire, Matilda and Miracle on 34th Street. I grew up loving all films that starred Mara Wilson and like many wondered where she went and what she’d done with her life. With tales of playing Matilda and I’m sure lots of other stories plus an update on her life this looks a really good read. I love an autobiography to read at Christmas!
Darling Magazine Subscription
From $ 4.99 per digital issue. Subscription options HERE
I recently came across Darling magazine which basically re-writes what a women’s magazine is. The publications tagline is something like ‘a magazine that will love you back’ (I can’t find the exact wording now! oops) and aims to be an amazing empowering read for the modern woman. With more content than ads (finally), a zero photoshop policy (finally!) and actual detailed articles and interviews this looks like my kind of magazine. The only problem is that Darling is U.S based and only sold in select UK stores that seem to be in London. However there is an option to buy a digital subscription or individual digital issues so that may be what I ask for. But first I will be asking my local WH Smith is they can order it in and what the price would be, as this is a service they offer for international titles FYI.
Beauty Bay The Essentials Makeup Geek Collection
£20.00 BUY HERE
I love a good beauty gift set at Christmas and having searched high and low for my upcoming Christmas gift guides I think my favourite sets this year as the ones from The Beauty Bay Collection. The range consists of 12 sets, priced from £18-60 and all come with a rose gold, silver or black pouch and a range of branded makeup products. The above collection of products is right up my street from the rose gold pouch to the three Makeup Geek shades ideal for a pigmented smokey eye. It also comes with a handy Z Palette that holds the pan eyeshadows. I’ve yet to try anything from Makeup Geek but have heard soooo many good things about their eyeshadows so I’ve love to start off my collection with this gift set. Just really good value for money!
Monki Bubblegum Sleepy Candle
£11.00 BUY HERE
Do I need anymore candles? Certainly not. Just this week I’ve had to designate an entire kitchen drawer for my candle collection. But when a candle is this pretty and bubblegum scented, mmmm, it’s hard too resist – fingers crossed it has a good scent throw! I also love the cute little eyelash illustrations that decorate the white glass holder which make it seem more high end in my opinion. I’d be thrilled to find this in my stocking come Christmas morning!
If you’ve been struggling with present ideas then I hope this festive post has helped!
What gifts are you wishing for this Christmas?
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