DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW, IN A ONE-HORSE OPEN SLEIGH … is it too early to be belting out the Christmas songs? For me, no. Since November rolled around I’ve just been getting right in the festive spirit. Its taken everything in me not to whip of the Christmas albums and play them loudly for all to hear. But I’m telling ya, they will be only songs I’ll be playing once December rolls in. I just absolutely love Christmas and it really is the most wonderful time of the year. So what better time than to create a Christmas Gift Guide full of fantastic products, perfect to gift this year. So if you’re feeling a bit stuck on what to give and low on a budget, then this gift guide is certainly for you.
Christmas Gift Guide: For Her Under £25
You can never go wrong with a good old makeup gift. There are literally hundreds (maybe even thousands) of Christmas beauty gift sets out there, the only issue you’ll have is choosing the right one! One makeup product I highly recommend though is the Revolution x Soph Extra Spice Eyeshadow Palette. It contains all the colours you desire to create an eye look throughout any season. If you’re looking for more of a proper gift set though, Sleek have an amazing set called The Ultimate Collection. The gift set contains an eyeshadow palette, 2 matte liquid lipsticks, a lipstick, a lip liner, a mascara, an eyeliner and their highly rated highlighter palette, Solstice. The perfect Christmas gift set for a die-hard makeup lover.
One of the best mascaras out there has to be the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, there’s no denying that. So this year, Too Faced has brought out a Christmas bauble with a travel sized mascara attached! If the person you are buying for has never tried out this mascara then I highly recommend grabbing them one. If your recipient isn’t in to face makeup, then there’s so many different nail polish gift sets out there. Including this beautiful Essie Nail Polish Candy Box Gift Set. It contains 3 different pink shades: Thigh High, Buy Me A Cameo and Mademoiselle.
Bath & Shower
I’m a bit of a sucker when it comes to bath and body products. I was reading a thread on Facebook recently and I was amazed at the number of people who hate to receive anything bath or body related. But for me, I appreciate them. Especially bath products. Personally, there’s nothing better than to jump into a nice hot bath full of products and the Lush Magic Wand Reusable Bubble Bar is a perfect choice. It can be used several times under hot, running water and fills the bath full of bubbly goodness. Another good choice is the Bubble T Bath & Body Bath Infusion Tea Bags x 3 in Hibiscus & Acai Berry Tea. Perfect to help your recipient relax after a long, busy month of the festivities.
One of the top brands this Christmas for bath and shower products has to be Molton Brown. They have such a gorgeous range of Christmas gift sets available ranging from different prices. A top choice though would have to be the Molton Brown Delicious Rhubarb & Rose Festive Shower Gel Bauble. It smells amazing and perfect to give your recipient that luxurious shower experience. They have a whole range of festive baubles from Muddled Plum, Fiery Pink and even Festive Frankincense. Another top choice from Molton Brown is The Exquisite Treats Cracker which includes 4 different shower gels in different scents. Perfect for someone to discover Molton Brown as a brand and discover a new staple shower gel.
If you’re completely stuck on what to grab as a gift, then you can never go wrong with a classic body set. With so many to choose from, it can be hard to whittle them down. The Lavera Pampering Gift Set* is a fab choice, it includes a full-sized body wash and body lotion bursting with natural ingredients and rosy scents. The packaging is stunning as well, perfect for the pink lover. Another fab choice is the MOR Little Luxuries Blood Orange Body Butter. A luxurious product which is guaranteed to wow your recipient over to the brand. Gift wrapped in such gorgeous packaging, it’s the perfect gift to give. Another top product from MOR is the Beautiful Bohemienne Gift Set. In the shape of a cracker, once opened it reveals a beautiful hand cream, perfect to help your recipient to protect their hands against this dry skin weather.
For the skincare addict in your life is the Caudalie Vinosource Christmas Cracker. Caudalie is such a much-loved brand due to the brilliance of their products so its perfect for this Christmas gift guide. The cracker contains 3 miniature sized products which are proven to help bring back the glow to your face. Will seriously help during the dull weather we get during the festivities. The products contained in the cracker will also allow someone to try out the brand if they haven’t already. Plus they are perfect for travelling, especially on a long haul flight. We all need a pick me up when stuck on a plane for so many hours!
When I think of what style to have my hair over the festivities, I always think of curly hair. I don’t even know why to be honest, but I always associate tight, ringlet curls with this season. And you know what product is good for that? The Lee Stafford Chopstick Curling Wand. I absolutely adore mine and it’s such a bargain price as well! A lovely present to pop under the Christmas tree for that special someone.
Percy & Reed are such a lovely hair care brand. I’m an absolute die-hard fan of their overnight hair mask. This Christmas they have several gift sets to choose from like the Percy & Reed To Go! Wonder Wash Shampoo and Conditioner set. Its travel sized so perfect if the person you are buying for is heading off on their travels after Christmas. Or for them to try out the brand if they are completely new to it. They also have different sets for different hair textures. There is also the Percy & Reed Wonderlust Travel Set which contains 5 travel sized items. It has the shampoo and conditioner as well as a hairspray, a wonder balm and a body wash.
You can never go wrong with a couple of accessories as gifts. Especially jewellery. And the bangles which PNK LETTUCE* sell are 100% unique. You can personalise the bangle to say anything you want or you can pick a phrase from the selection they have. Also, nothing is too obscene! So you can literally list a bunch of swear words and add them on. Everything is handcrafted as well so whilst giving such a gorgeous gift, you’re supporting a small business as well.
Also, when I was in Matalan a couple of weeks ago, I noticed these cute little trinket dishes. Now, if you know a blogger in your life then these would make the perfect gift. Plus they were only around £3.00 each. Perfect for their flatlays. Another great gift for any blogger out there who likes to keep organised is the Dot Creates Blog Planner. From personal experience, this has been a game changer for me. I don’t think I’ve ever been this organised! I write everything in here now instead of a random piece of paper which I then end up losing.
All of these gifts throughout this gift guide can either be a gift, a secret Santa present or a stocking filler. I hope this post has helped you in some way shape or form. After all, there’s something just so heartwarming about giving a gift during the Christmas period!
So … who has completed their Christmas shopping or is anyone like me and leaves it until the last minute?