Wednesday, 18 December 2019

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide: For Her, Him and Home

this post contains gifted products marked with an * but all opinions are my own 

Is that Christmas just around the corner? Oops. I'm not going to lie, until yesterday I hadn't bought any gifts for anyone. I feel like this year has crept up on us and by tomorrow it might actually just be Christmas Day?! Anyone else? Christmas gift shopping can be a little strenuous sometimes but it doesn't need to be! I'm here to bring you ALL the goodies and tips on what to buy this year.

For Her: 


I feel like every year there are just so many amazing gifts on the market for women. I'd love to be a man having to buy for a woman, it's SO EASY! First up, World Duty Free have the most incredible selection of gifts?! I never realised they did exclusives until recently, if you're stopping through an airport soon definitely keep your eyes peeled for some absolute bargains or shop online before you fly. This Mac lip set*, including a Lip Scrub, Prep + Prime and RetroMatte Liquid Lipstick, is a great neutral gift set for the makeup lover in your life. Fragrance is a fail safe option always, if you know what they like that is! The Coach Floral Trio* is a steal, including a full size perfume, body lotion AND a mini travel size perfume too is the best gift, those mini perfumes are a godsend when travelling. For the bath lover (aka me), Sanctuary Spa have the best variety of gifts, the Decadent Delights set* caught my eye and you bet I'll be wrapping this up for myself to sit under the tree on Christmas Day.

For the non makeup / skincare / bath lover! Buckley London have some sweet jewellery gifts. The bauble gift* might just be one of my favourites, containing 3 sets of stud earrings, it really is gorgeous. p.s it comes in a box, don't worry you do not have to attempt to wrap a sphere. Phew!

If you're still looking, head to Cawligraphy's website for the most uplifting set of quotes printed on postcards / prints / flags amongst many other things! I own a few prints and a few postcards and they are all gorgeous. Books are the way to go with gifts these days to be honest, I'd be happy to wake up to lots of books under my tree. Mary Portas' Work Like A Woman* is the go to gift for all the hard working women in your life.

Other gift ideas: 

-a nice plant (this is what I want for christmas)

-a tote bag from Sighh (they're ace)

-a 2020 diary (I've just bought one from Papier!)


For Him: 

Christmas gift guide for men featuring: ralph lauren red aftershave gift set, a peter crouch book, elemis skincare, the body shop mini shampoo, 35mm film camera, tkmaxx candle
Why are men so hard to buy for? It's easy to fall back on failsafe ideas, especially when they're so fussy! My go to picks are always some sort of fragrance, this Ralph Lauren gift set went down an absolute treat this year and helped work out which ones to actually buy full size next, winner! Even though they may say you don't need anymore candles, buying one as a gift doesn't count and secretly they love them anyway, anything pumpkin related in this house please. Head to TK Maxx for the best candle related finds! A 35mm film camera or a few rolls of film is always a good idea if they're already a film photography lover, I absolutely adore shooting film, especially on holiday. Grab a few nice skincare / haircare bits they'd never pick up themselves to replace the Lynx in the shower for a while. The Body Shop minis are great or this Elemis set for the face! The latest sports book, you can't go wrong really can you? Peter Crouch has two* out if football is their thing. Lastly, chocolate is the easiest option ever, if in doubt just buy chocolate. 

Other gift ideas: 

-a vinyl of their favourite album of the year (a big YES!)

-tickets to see a film / play / gig / sports / *fill with their hobby*

-a jacket you want so you can "share" (this is the one I want)


For Home:

Christmas gift guide for the home featuring, homeware, dishoom cookbook, instax polariod on string with pegs, annie dornan smith superlove print, jo malone lime basil mandarin candle, leopard trinket statute from george asda

The home is the easiest place to shop for by far. This Superlove print by Annie Dornan Smith is one of my favourite prints ever and it would make a fantastic gift (to be honest, any of Annie's products would be an excellent idea). You can't go wrong with a Jo Malone candle can you really? Any scent is a winner. A good cookbook will go down a treat is most households but the new Dishoom cookbook* is the most beautiful book I've ever seen, way more than just a cookbook. The photography and overall structure give you an insight into Bombay, which complement the recipes perfectly. This is a must buy, when it's not in the kitchen it can be on show as a coffee table book. Little trinkets add cute details to a room without breaking the bank, this leopard statue was under £10 from ASDA! If you're really stuck or it's last minute - grab together some polaroids, string and pegs and make a decoration of lovely memories. If you don't have polaroids, you can easily print photos and do the same, it's the thought that counts anyway, right?

Happy shopping!

Here's a few other last minute gifts that caught my eye:


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