18 Nov 2016

Christmas Gift Guide

You know it's that time of year when you can't flick through the radio stations without hearing a rendition of an out-dated festive tune blared at you, or enter a shop without having to struggle through the crowds, getting the fear of that ever-growing queue at the till. Christmas really is nigh and it won't be long before the present-panic sets in a week before the twenty-fifth and everything you want is conveniently out of stock. I'm trying to do most of my Christmas shopping relatively early this year and mostly online to avoid the inevitable shopping-centre mayhem that has begun already. I've compiled a few ideas to get thinking of potential gifts for family/loved ones, but mostly just to lust over everything in the shops right now (funny that shops start to up their game at Christmas, isn't it..). And after all, tis also the season to start thinking about all those unnecessary things you couldn't justify for yourself throughout the year, and start hinting to those around you for things you don't want, but need..

The Luxury
Giving one of these as gifts would have to be for someone pretty special, all being the creme de la creme of gifting and not things you'd receive or buy any old day of the week. It's especially satisfying buying someone a present that they wouldn't usually buy for themselves which all of these fall into the category of, being luxuries rather than essentials (and mostly sleep related..).
Christmas Gift Guide - Indulgence

Tote Bag | Uncommon Goods
Sunglasses | RayBan
Cushion | Trouva
Body Balm | Aesop
Chanel No.5 | Chanel
Eyemask | Net-A-Porter
Pineapple | Trouva
Slippers | Uggs
Pyjamas | Olivia Von Halle

Slightly More Indulgent
Moving down a price bracket slightly, there are so many more things I could have added to this list. I've just discovered Trouva, an online boutique that seems like a slightly more sophisticated Oliver Bonas, and needless to say their homeware seasonal stock is speaking my language (how can a chopping board be that nice?). And I couldn't help but include more Missoma pieces that would surely make any jewellery-lovers Christmas.
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Boots | Topshop
Earrings | Missoma
Converse | Office
Candle | Maison Margiela
Illuminator | Laura Mercier
Lamp | Trouva
Sunglasses | Celine
Chopping board | Trouva
Cocktail Shaker | Trouva
Bracelet | Missoma
Camera | Olympus Pen
Coaster | Trouva

Stocking Fillers
The best type of present to look for, all of these are under £30, making them perfect for that hard-to-find secret santa or stocking fillers. From a matte-croc card holder for the fashion-conscious to cloth-bound classics for the bookworms, there is something to keep everyone happy on Christmas day. This year, I've asked for a Porter magazine subscription as it's one of those gifts that keeps on giving way past December (and you usually get a free gift with it). I'm really not one to gift anything edible/consumable to loved ones (with the exeption of my sister who is obsessed with American sweets), I prefer to get something with a bit more longevity and, if possible, practicality (although who doesn't like receiving a huge box of Lindt to gorge on Boxing Day..).

Christmas Gift Guide - Stocking

Earrings | Accessorize
Nars Lip Glide | John Lewis
Mug | Paperchase
Card Wallet | Whistles at ASOS
Candle | Diptyque
Bag | Accessorize
Scarf | Topshop
Hand cream | Kiehls
Earrings duo | Accessorize
Porter subscription | Porter
Far From The Madding Crowd | Waterstones
Lip balm | Diptyque
Ocean salt | Lush
Boxes | Trouva

What's on your Christmas list this year?

1 comment

  1. The Olympus pen and the neon candle are for sure on my wishlist! Loved all of your ideas hun.

    xx Lisa


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