CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR LADIES AND GENTS
STARTED your Christmas shopping yet?!
Nope? Me neither!
But fret not my beauties! We’ve still got a good few weeks to go and, kind soul that I am (*winks*), I’ve decided to do my bit for the festive season and share some gift ideas with you all, which will hopefully make life a little easier or perhaps get you out of a gifting pickle.
(It happens to all of us).
Here are some suggestions for a wonderful woman or a great gent in your life, perfect for their Christmas stocking or to pop under a tree.
So feet up! Grab a cuppa. And let’s make it easy shall we?!…
GIFTS FOR THE MOST GORGEOUS OF GALS
From left to right:
Lille Heels, £129 from Boden – I couldn’t not suggest a pair of heels! These stunning shoes come in three different colours, but nothing says ‘fabulous’ more than this gorgeous red suede pair.
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, £7.50 from Amazon – an inspirational and engaging must read book for anyone, but particularly those who are creative.
Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely Eau De Parfum 100ml – £21 from Debenhams (reduced from £50!) I’m a big believer that scent is one of the most fabulous gifts you can buy for anyone and this much loved perfume is a modern classic.
It’s also currently less than half price at Debenhams so snap it up while you can and maybe even treat yourself?!
Nocturnal Cat Eyes To Hypnotise Gift Set, £29 from Charlotte Tilbury – This make up collection from esteemed make up artist Charlotte Tilbury is seriously sensational and this duo of eyeshadow and kohl pencil would make a gorgeous gift.
Designed to enable any woman to create an easy and dramatic ‘cat eye’, all you need to do is pick the set to match your giftee’s eye colour. Genius! (This one is designed for Hazel eyes).
Diptique Mini Candle Set, £58 from Selfridges – Luxury scented candles make an ideal present as they’re the kind of things we never buy ourselves! This mini candle set is a great introduction to the incredible brand Diptique.
Starburst necklace, £16 from YOSA – statement necklaces are a woman’s best jewellery friend and this one is an absolute classic, featuring tortiseshell (which has long been neglected) and plenty of sparkle. A gorgeous item at a bargain price.
Mistresses Box Set, Series 1-3 (DVD), £16.90 from Amazon – One of the best TV series ever created for women in my humble opinion and British too! A perfect present for your classy best friend.
Lucky No.7 Bangle, £33 from SoJustShop – I LOVE this online shop which is empowering women by selling their beautiful handmade goods and this bracelet is just simply gorgeous. Hand casted, this seven sided bracelet is said to be ‘lucky’ and will go with pretty much anything.
Leather gloves, £9 from George – I can’t get over the price of these lovely gloves. Available in classic black and tan or modern burgundy, they’d make a super (cheap) gift for anyone.
GIFTS FOR THE COOLEST OF CHAPS
From left to right:
Breaking Bad, The Complete Series (DVD), £42 from Amazon – to be fair, this box set could/ should be for any adult. But if you’re struggling to think of something to buy your other half, just buy him this.
Breaking Bad is regarded by many as the best TV series ever created and as someone who has watched it and loved every second, I could not agree more. (I’m not kidding when I say it’s quite possibly the best gift EVER.)
Ale and all hamper, £27.20 inc. delivery from Spicers of Hythe – men are tricky to buy for that’s true, but I haven’t met one yet who doesn’t love an ale or peanuts. A well priced hamper for any bloke who loves a traditional beer.
Burnham Denim Blue Cardigan, £55 from TM Lewin – I do love a man in a cardi! (Honestly!)And this one in super soft merino wool is a modern classic.
Dior Sauvage Gift Set, £75 from John Lewis – every man should smell his best so encourage him to with this super gift set from Dior.
Apple Watch Sports Band (Space Grey & Black), £299 from Currys – Yep it’s a lot of money. But if money is no object this year or you fancy treating a special man who makes your life as sweet as sweet can be, you can’t really go wrong with this.
Rayban aviator sunglasses, £125 from Harvey Nichols – OK, so it’s not quite the weather for shades, but trust me any fashion conscious man will love a pair of these beauties. A ‘Tom Cruise in Top Gun moment’, eat your heart out.
Pure Cashmere Slim Fit Hooded Top (David Gandy for Autograph), £150 from M&S – Treat your man to a little bit of absolute luxury for when he wants to lounge.
Tie Slide Cufflink Gift Set, £35 from T M Lewin – a lovely gift set for any professional man who often needs to be suited and booted.
Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver, £11.99 from Amazon – A must have book for any chap who loves cooking up a storm in the kitchen and could do with looking after his health more.
And I know what you’re thinking…what about the kids?!
Well truth be told, I was going to do a gift list for children until I realised it’s virtually impossible. There are so many wonderful toys, clothes and gadgets out there for little ones, that really you just can’t go wrong.
Best of luck with the shopping! And remember, when the going gets tough, there’s always mulled wine. ;-)