It’s no secret that I love a bit of shopping and nothing makes me happier than giving the perfect gift. Christmas starts around September for me when I start planning the special things I want to get for family and friends but inevitably there’s people that slip my mind or I just simply don’t know what to get them. As the shipping deadlines approach I thought I’d write up a handy list of ideas for those tricky to buy for types in your life.
For The Person Who Has Everything
I have a few of these types on my list. I always tend to lean towards sentimental and personal type gifts because it truly is the thought that counts. Cheerz photo printing have a lovely Christmas collection that starts from £9.50 for a set of personalised magnets and includes a calendar and photobooks. You can use your Instagram feed or Google Photos account to upload the images so you can have a truly personal gift made in minutes and shipped direct. Use code K4N5JQ for £5 off orders of £20 or more online or via the Cheerz app which you can download on your mobile.
For The New Homeowner
Buying or renovating a home is always a long and stressful process so I think that this trio Kings of Korres – best selling botanical bodywashes by Korres is a fantastic gift for the proud homeowner because not only are they absolutely gorgeous to use, they look pretty swish in that fancy new shower too. The set includes full size Japanese Rose, Fig and Santorini Vine shower gels. Order it now for £20 from Lloyd’s Pharmacy.
For The Royally Elegant One
Whether she’s your cool little sister or your BFF I can pretty much promise that this sweet Little Gems set from London’s chicest nail brand Butter London will be happily received! I’m a bit obsessed with The Crown and one interesting detail I learned about the Royal Family I’ve learned is that they always have to have a neutral nail colour. This set has 6 mini shades that fit the bill perfectly. My current fave is Adventure Awaits which is an opalescent champagne in a pearl finish that I can imagine on some of the more rebellious princesses, past and present. Get yours from Waitrose.com for £15 or as a part of their 3 for 2 offer.
For The Kids About Town
As a mum to 3 children I can attest that no gift is as welcome at this time of year as a stylish new pair of shoes or boots for our little ones. These studded beauties are pretty, practical, fashionable and beautifully made in Italy by British brand Step2wo who carry the largest range of children’s designer shoes in the world. They’re having a massive sale up to 50% off right now so go ahead and earn yourself a gold star with both the kids and mum and dad. Trust me on this one.
For The Overnight Guest or The Expectant Mum
When one is far away from home nothing is nicer than a lovely bath or shower followed by a luxurious body moisturiser. If you have guests in from out of town, or you’re looking for something to give a frequent flyer then this Oh Little Stars set of deluxe Korres minis has you covered. These sweet shower gels and body lotions are just the right size for carry-on or a hospital bag and will make being away from home just a bit more bearable. Get yours for £10 from Debenhams.
For The One With Food Allergies
This Seedling Snow Globe Kit makes a great gift for children and adults too. It’s a perfect activity for kids who have food allergies and can’t make a traditional gingerbread house. If you’re the sort who does Christmas Eve boxes this would be a great activity to keep everyone in the holiday spirit while you’re waiting on The Fat Man Himself. It also makes a pretty awesome keepsake. Get yours for £14.95 from Cass Art.
For The Scene Stealer
If you have someone in your life who really likes to make an entrance and needs a showstopping gift then I suggest this intoxicating fragrance Firedance by Ruth Mastenbroek. This fragrance has all the swagger of Black Orchid by Tom Ford but lacks the ubiquitousness of so-called cult scents that are suddenly everywhere and on everyone. This is a scent for a true maven, man or woman. It’s key notes are Damask Rose and Leather and it smoulders with intensity and nuance. This will be a present they definitely won’t forget. Get yours here.