Ok I know, Halloween isn’t even here yet, but there are only two more paydays until Christmas, so there is no time like the present, see what I did there, to start buying your Christmas presents. Buying them now means, more money saved for partying and no worrying and stress, yes please. Personally I love buying Christmas gifts online, it just takes the hassle out of trailing the stores and everything comes to my door.
Each week from today I am going to be bringing you gift ideas, I thought it was nice to do one a week, rather than bombard you all with oodles of ideas. So instead I’ve handpicked my favourite ideas for each category. Over the next few weeks expect ideas, for him, luxury gifts, for the home, kids and that dreaded secret santa that rears its head every year. So bookmark the blog and keep coming back for inspiration.
This week starts off with ‘For Her’, so whether it’s your sister, girlfriend, mum, daughter, or just a really good friend, here are some perfect ideas they will love this Christmas!
Sleek Makeup Brush Set £100
This 27 piece brush set is perfect for make-up lovers, with foundation, powder, blush and eye brushes, you name it there is a brush for it. Sleek brushes are good quality and a cost-effective way to get a whole set. Available at sleekmakeup.com.
Too Faced Le Grand Chateau £34
Too Faced have become a cult make-up brand and most well-known for their ‘Better Than Sex’ mascara, yes that’s really its name! In this French townhouse you’ll find a mini size of the best-selling mascara, alongside three palettes with 18 eyeshadows, two blushers and a bronzer. The colours are varied and there is something to suit everyone. Perfect for men who don’t have a clue what make-up to buy, you really can’t go wrong with this. Massive brownie points to be had here. Available from Debenhams stores and www.toofaced.com.
Lisa Bea Cosmetic Bags (price on quote)
I discovered Lisa Bea on Instagram, where she sells the most gorgeous customisable cosmetic bags. Choose from all over glitter or go for a metallic leather like I have here. Inside mine I have a leopard print fabric and you can either choose a name, initials on the front, it’s up to you. You can see Lisa’s creations on her Facebook and can order direct from her on email. Bags take about 1-2 weeks to make, so do get your orders in now, I am delighted with my bag. You can also order coin purses, nappy bags and wash bags, with prices starting from just £15. Contact Lisa for a quote www.lisabea.com.
Wildfox 24 Carats Sweater £84.95
You can’t go wrong with a Wildfox sweater and this one is super cute. It reads, ‘1 carrot for Rudolph, 24 carats for me’. Wildfox sweaters are so comfortable and fleecy and really warm too. With their slogans they are sure to catch the eye of those carats. The Wildfox 24 carats sweater is available now and is exclusive to Harrods. Plus if you fancy matching there is also a kids version.
Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau de Parfum £44
Marc Jacobs latest fragrance is Decadence and no doubt will be the most wanted fragrance this Christmas. Apart from the bottle being shaped like a handbag with a chain handle, the fragrance itself is a sensual woody scent with top notes of plum, iris and saffron. I have this myself and absolutely love it, for me it’s more of an evening fragrance as it quite strong but you definitely feel amazing wearing it. The 30ml is priced at £44, or go for the 50ml at £62 from Fragrance Direct.
Murad Beautiful Smooth Skin Set £65
For the lady who likes to look after her skin, then go for Murad’s beautiful skin set. Priced at £65 the set has over £100 worth of products in it. Inside you’ll find some of my favourite products from Murad, a full size AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser, Rapid Collagen Infusion and a mini version of the recently launched Invisiblur Perfecting Shield, all in a cosmetic bag. They have plenty skin sets, so if this one isn’t quite right check out the selection on www.murad.com.
Dower & Hall Cherish Necklace (from £165)
This gorgeous necklace from Dower & Hall is part of the cherish collection. Choose your locket such as the sterling silver shown above and then choose your charms to go inside it. Charms to choose from include treasure sets, nature and love and individual charms such as wishbones, hearts and lucky charms. I love this idea, it’s a lovely gift you can really personalise. Lockets are available in small, medium and large. View the full range at www.dowerandhall.com.
Lee Stafford ArganOil Hairdryer & Lazy Curl & Nourish
Lee Staffords’s Argan Oil electrical range protects the hair from heat styling and has the perfect tools to create plenty of hairstyles. The Jumbo Lazy Curl & Nourish £29.99 is ideal for creating tousled waves the easy way and the Blow Dry Faster hairdryer £29.99 keeps your hair smooth whilst blow drying quickly. You can pick up both from Argos.
Look out for next week’s guide which will be ideas for the men in your life!