Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight … but what should he leave in her stocking this Christmas? Something special we believe. Mums, sisters, aunts, grandmas … usually the people who organise Christmas to make it as magical as possible. So make sure it’s as lovely for them too. Here’s some gift suggestions to help you along the way. Enjoy x
Gift 1: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again DVD
Most people I know love Mamma Mia, the original film. I wasn’t so sure at first – absolutely love ABBA, but found the singing a bit, well, awkward! But then I watched it again, and again … and again. And I was hooked! The scenery is beautiful, the songs amazing – what’s not to love? And now there’s a sequel, and it’s really good, and it’s just been released on DVD. Great stocking filler? I certainly think so!
Link to purchase: MammaMiaHereWeGoAgain
Gift 2: Marsala Red Leather Cross Body Bag
I love this bag. It is a beautiful deep red wine colour, and it has a strap long enough to cross round me (with strap to spare!) It’s a very stiff leather – typical satchel-thick leather – but I know that with use it will loosen up. Inside there’s a small zip pocket and the inside of the bag has space for your purse and phone. Zatchels bags are made in the UK to a very high standard. This is a lovely bag in an amazing colour. All bags come in a drawstring protective bag.
RRP: £90.00 (currently £45.00 on sale)
Link to purchase: ZatchelsMarsalaRedLeatherCrossBodyBag
Gift 3: Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur
This is a lovely limited edition gift from Chambord. Available from most supermarkets for just £8, this 20ml bottle of liqueur comes in a beautiful purple box, decorated in raspberries. There four two cocktails suggested, all of which sound lovely (and I’ll be trying them all!) The first is a Chambord Royale – basically you top a glass of champagne or prosecco with 15ml of Chambord, with a fresh raspberry to garnish. The second is a Chambord Bramble: 25ml Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur, with 25ml gin and 20ml fresh lemon juice, a lemon wedge and crushed ice. The third suggestion is a French Martini: 20ml Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur, with 40ml vodka and 60ml pineapple juice. Finally a Chambord Collins: 25ml Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur, 35ml gin, the juice of two lemon wedges, ice cubes and soda. So this is a gift with a lot of potential!
Link to purchase: ChambordBlackRaspberryLiqueur
Gift 4: Vie Naturals Moroccan Hammam Spa Gift
This Moroccan Hamman Gift set consists of Rhassoul clay (200g), Moroccan Black Soap with Eucalyptus (200g), Argan Oil (50ml), a natural coconut spoon, and a single Kessa Glove. It’s all natural and suitable for all skin types. Bring the spa into your home – this spa experience helps blood circulation (exfoliation), removes dead skin cells and excess oil, and deep cleans the skin. The eucalyptus revitalises and energises both skin and mind. It’s a lovely beauty gift for Christmas.
Link to purchase: VieNaturalsMoroccanHammanGift
Gift 5: Flawless Legs by JML
Flawless Legs by Finishing Touch is an ergonomic 18K gold plated dry electric razor. However, razor isn’t mentioned at all on the box, but that is what this is. And it looks a good one. It has 4 floating heads with 18K gold-plated tips, it is safe on all skin types, no nicks, cuts or irritation, it has an LED light, is rechargeable and is cordless. It has German-engineered micro-precision blades and gives four times more coverage than razors. If it does what it says on the box, this is a really useful and innovative gift for Christmas.
RRP: £59.99 (currently £39.99 in a sale)
Link to purchase: FlawlessLegs
Gift 6: Cyberjammies
We love cyberjammies. Millie-Mae has a pair that are over 18mths old – she wears them every other week, and they still feel ‘as new’. This set are lovely and festive. The bottoms are a red-based berry print, made of 55% Cotton and 45% Lyocell. The fabric is lightly brushed, and the back is elasticated. The top is a Rosie long-sleeve slouch knit pyjama top feels so silky and light; made of 95% modal, 5% elastan – it looks super-comfortable. A beautiful present.
RRP: £21.00 (top) £24.00 (bottoms)
Link to purchase: Cyberjammies
Gift 7: Fade Out Advanced Even Skin Tone Skincare
Good quality face cream generally comes with a premium price tag. However, these two advanced creams retail at just £9.29 each. What is good with these is that they are clinically proven to brighten skin within 4 weeks; the cream sinks deep into the skin preventing melanin from rising to the surface. With an SPF of 25, it is formulated to protect skin from ageing and the darkening effects of the sun. The night cream contains enriched oils to repair and restore natural suppleness and boost skin hydration levels. A brilliant stocking filler, if I say so myself.
Link to purchase: FadeOutAdvancedSkincare
Gift 8: W7 Ka-Pow! Knock-Out Lashes: Mini Mascara Trio
Get yourself a mini mascara for every occasion with the Ka-Pow Mini Mascara Trio Set. This set of mascara contains: 1 x Mini Lashtastic, 1 x Mini Lashes Gelore and 1 x Mini Massive Lashes. A fun gift.
Link to purchase: W7KA-POWKnockOutLashes
Gift 9: Skin Republic Radiance Revival Face Masks
The Skin Republic Radiance Revival Gift Set has been carefully curated to help rescue and restore your skin. Each sheet mask is infused with a cocktail of beneficial ingredients and adheres like a second skin to aid continuous delivery of ingredients for maximum efficacy. All products are cruelty free (not tested on animals). The gift set contains: 1 x Gold Hydrogel Face Mask Sheet (25ml); 1 x YouthFoil™ Face Mask Sheet (25ml); and 1 x CoQ10 + Caviar Face Mask Sheet (25ml). If these don’t revive your skin, I’ll eat my hat!
Link to purchase: RadianceRevivalGiftSet
We hope our selection of gifts has given you some inspiration? What gifts are you buying this Christmas? Please tell us as we’d love to know!
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