Can you believe that Christmas is nearly here already? I can’t! Although, I am super excited for a chilled Christmas this year (as I think we all are to be fair), someone please pass the baileys 🙂 Following on from my Christmas gift guide for Ladies who sparkle, I thought I would put together some firm favourites of beauty, skincare, home inspo etc to inspire you all for your Christmas gifts this year, without breaking the bank. Let’s get to it:
*This post contains PR samples however, I was under no obligation to post
You know that feeling when you go travelling and you want to put your make up on and get ready for a night out, but the lighting in the hotel is so bad or worse, there’s no mirror near a plug for you to style your hair. Put your hands up if you have experienced this before! Well, I have the perfect Christmas gift for you or your loved ones and it’s the Malibu mirror from HD Mirrors. It really is the perfect accessory for travel or at home. It’s super lightweight, battery operated with a USB cable which comes included so you can charge the batteries and it’s just the right size for travel. When the mirror lights up, it’s really bright which I love for applying make up, however, it can be dimmed with one long press of the power button.
This has been such a crazy year, with loads of ups and downs for us all and I think now more than ever, small businesses really need our help. Peck & Plum London is one of my favourite go-to brands and they have a beautiful selection of coasters, granite trays, soap dishes and ring dishes in a variety of different styles just to name a few and they have new items being added very soon. I was kindly sent a selection of the really chic charcoal coasters and they fit in so well with our rustic/boho living room. I was also sent over one of their granite trays where all my current favourite skincare products live. On the website, they also have a gift idea section if you did want to check it out.
You can’t go wrong with a gift voucher this year and how about supporting your local hairdresser or beautician? I think we will all need our hair and nails doing after the Christmas season and numerous lockdowns this year that’s for sure. If you are based in Yorkshire, I can highly recommend my hairdresser Eve who works at Rory James in Horsforth. And for beauty, go and check out Becky from Beauty at Home. She offers a list of incredible services.
For fashion (and carrying on and supporting local businesses), I have the perfect store for you. Go and check out Very Stylish Girl in Horsforth or you can also order online. They have some beautiful pieces and great gift ideas. The dress below is the Luxury Cotton Peplum dress and it’s perfect for the spring/summer months. Such a versatile piece.
Below are a few other firm favourites for Christmas gift inspo this year, I hope you enjoy!
Chunky Knit Boutique for the most stunning handmade wool blankets
Humble Homeware – stunning homeware pieces and 1 order = 1 tree planted
I think it’s safe to say that I love skincare as you all probably know and I just feel they make such an incredible gift. From brands such as Dermalogica, Good Molecules, Pixi Beauty, Riversol, you really can’t go wrong. If you are unsure, the best gift that I can recommend is a beauty calendar. Gareth bought me one a few years from Look Fantastic and it was amazing.
Again, another firm fave of mine and the Look Fantastic calendar or any beauty advent calendar would work a treat for anyone who is obsessed with beauty products as much as I am. I have recently also bought a lipstick from VIEVE which is a new company owned by Jamie Genevieve and I couldn’t recommend them enough. Not too expensive either.
You can’t beat a cheeky beer gift (check our Beer Hawk for beer packages and you can use my code DOORWAYS10 to receive 10% off) or a bottle of whisky which the hubby loves. And if you are a coffee drinker, I recently received a PR parcel from Casa Coffee Club and I can highly recommend their coffee. They are also selling coffee gifts at the moment with chocolate, biscuits and hampers that compliment the coffee.