I feel like Christmas really crept up this year, I think my brain is still in March, prelockdown! If you’re not already organised now’s the time to get ordering your gifts for loved ones. With the majority of us being back in lockdown or in tier 2/3 getting out to the shops isn’t practical so a lot of gifts this year need to be purchased online (and ordered in enough time so you can get them to your special someone!) I’ve put together lots of ideas for the women in your life whether that’s your mum, sister, granny or friends there’s something in this guide for everyone.
Stackers have a huge range of aesthetically please yet practical jewellery boxes, makeup bags, travel accessories and storage solutions. I’m obsessed with my mini zipper jewellery box, it’s the perfect size for keeping my ‘essential’ everyday jewellery and a watch. It’s currently reduced in Stackers sale to only £22.40 so a bargain gift idea for a friend or sister. They also have a number of other beautiful jewellery boxes and storage, have a scroll through the selection below.
Dermalogica are one of my favourite skincare brands but they’re on the more pricey side so make a beautiful gift for those who deserve a real treat this Christmas. Dermalogica’s Phyto Replenish Body Oil roller would make a perfect addition to a pamper evening, I’m going to be wrapping it up and popping it under the tree for my mum! If you’re looking for an even more luxe gift for your mum or granny then the Biolumen-C Serum is a lovely treat for more mature skin. It brightens, firms and reduces wrinkles and would be a welcome addition to a skincare routine.
On the more budget side, Yardley & Ted Baker have a number of little gift sets for friends and family and most can be picked up from Boots on their 3 for 2 mix and match offer. This little Ted Baker lip duo would make a lovely gift for a friend, sister or cousin at at only £8.50 it’s a steal! Yardley’s English Lavender range is a lovely gift idea for your aunt or a family friend, a little special something to say ‘I’m thinking about you.’
If the women in your life prefer food and drink then what could be better than some vodka and chocolate? Mermaid Salt Vodka comes in the most stunning bottle, distilled on the Isle of Wight it’ll be perfect for making some at home cocktails this festive season. Willie’s Cacao have a range of different luxury chocolates, truffles and hampers including some vegan treats so they really have something for everyone! I tried out the vegan Praline and sea salt truffles and they were incredible.
Willow Tree figures are a beautiful sentimental gift whether they’re for a friend or family member there’s a figure to suit every relationship and milestone. I treated myself to this beautiful mummy and baby figure and it has pride of place on my mantle piece. I’m also eyeing up this beautiful trio for my mum as I have 2 sisters. It’s well worth having a nosey to see if there’s a perfect figure for your loved one.
Portmeirion is my go to for beautiful kitchenware, they have something for every occasion. Whether you’re looking for some new plates or bowls or to treat someone to some seasonal crockery. If you read my Mother’s Day Gift Guide earlier on in the year you’ll have already seen the beautiful pink Sarah Conran plates I have, they’re classic and such good quality so I’m so chuffed to now have the matching mulberry bowls. I think this floral matching cake slice and pastry fork set would make such a lovely gift, they’re a little bit fancy and something you wouldn’t necessarily treat yourself to yet would be very useful for all that Christmas cake we’ll be tucking into this festive season!
For the home loving friend Norfolk Natural Living have so many beautiful pieces. All their products are natural, formulated by hand and as recyclable as possible. I’m completely obsessed with this stunning Amethyst and Quartz diffuser, I’ve never seen something like it before! I choose the English Lavender oil to go alongside it and it smells incredible, my bedroom smells like a spa! You simply drop a few drops of oil from the pipette on the gemstones and allow the aroma to fill your space. A perfect gift for a more eco friend.
In a hope that 2021 is going to be better than this past year you could pick up some beautiful organisational stationery from Boxclever Press. They have a number of pretty calendars, diary’s, planners and notebooks to help even the most haphazard person get some sort of routine in life! I bought my sister one of the home planners for her birthday this year and I loved it so much I’ve got myself one too now!