I always find that I’m lulled into a false sense of security when it’s November, as I always think that Christmas isn’t until next month…but it’s only a few short weeks away now!
Here are a few ideas that are mostly aimed at women, but of course that doesn’t always strictly apply.
Book reading is a something that I really wish that I had more time to commit to and I don’t read nearly as much as I’d like to. So for someone who can never spare time to read an actual book, they might find an Audible subscription a godsend. You get to enjoy your favourite books while still being able to get on with day to day tasks…
For the most gorgeous smelling scent, then you can’t fail to impress with this Fruit Fusion Coconut Water from Shea Moisture. It contains certified organic Shea Butter and Coconut Water blended with Dragon Fruit, Lychee Berry and Green Apple Extracts to moisturise, nourish and recharge tired-looking skin. Ideal for keeping your skin nice and moisturised now it’s pretty chilly.
December is always a good time to give gifts that nod to the new year and Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020 will guide anyone through a journey that says goodbye to 2019 while creating a vision and plan for the year ahead. It features quarterly check ins to help keep you on track through the year.
Receiving loungewear is often a given at Christmas and it’s that one time that it’s nice to be treated to some comfy clothing. These Love Leggings come in a variety of colours and come with a cosy fleece lining, which makes them really snuggly on.
This limited edition multi-purpose face lotion from Embryolisse is coveted by make-up artists and celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Khloe Kardashian. The rich moisturising lotion works as six products in one: makeup primer, moisturiser, make-up remover, repairing mask, an after-shave cream and care product. The cream leaves a satin veil even on the driest of skin thanks to a blend of natural ingredients rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins. An all rounder which any woman will love.
For aromatherapy fans who might like to keep some balms with them on the go, then you can’t go wrong with these Scentered mini balms.
This Wellbeing Ritual Aromatherapy Mini Tin contains five of their best-selling 100% natural balms – sleep well, de-stress, happy, focus and escape. They come presented in a handy little tin that you can use to carry them around in, so you need never be without them.
This Orb bottle is perfect for keen biker riders. Especially so at this time of the year when we have much less light during the day and visibility on the roads is key. It’s a 700ml BPA-free bottle that is USB rechargeable and has four super-bright LEDs and an 8 hour run time. It’s both useful and potentially a life saver too.
If they like a bit of greenery around the house and they *cough* aren’t so great at keeping their plant babies alive, then this House Plants book would be a very useful reference to have. This is a comprehensive guide to raising the best, healthiest, and happiest potted plants nature has ever seen.
If they love a boozy treat and are fans of gin, then you can’t get a more festive looking bottle than this Candy Cane gin. This Christmas inspired gin is sweet on the palate leading to a warmer, rich minty character with hints of light berry fruits. Using peppermint for flavour, and bilberry and hibiscus for colour – I think it’s one to be tried!
If gin isn’t their thing, then Cranes Cider might be more to their liking. They brew the finest cranberries alongside apples to deliver refreshingly crisp cider. These gorgeous fruity flavours include blueberries & apples, cranberries & lime and raspberries & pomegranates.
For anyone that wants to know the secrets to always looking fresh faced with as little effort as possible, then look no further than Back Chat Beauty. It’s written by a former style director from Elle magazine and an award winning journalist. It’s no nonsense beauty advice for real women (and men).
Winter warmers are always welcomed and a knitted hat will certainly be useful during the colder months, especially if we get snow! This furry bobble one from Tog24 will pretty much go with any outfit.
If you’re not sure on a physical gift, then you can always opt for an ‘experience’ instead. Buyagift have lots of packages to choose from and the recipient will have an array of experiences to choose from.
Think pampering hotel stays, days out and dining for two. It’s definitely a lovely way of presenting a gift that will be appreciated and you don’t need to worry about getting it wrong, because they can tailor the experience to what they want, depending on location and what they want to do.
We all know that candle buying is a safe option for most but take a look at this Secret Message Candle.
Once the candle has been burning, it eventually reveals a hidden message. Such a simple idea and lovely for the recipient.
It’s always great to get a gadget at Christmas and this Polaroid Pop camera is perfect for putting to use straight away when partying with friends and family. You can send everyone home with photos, rather than having them all on their phones! You can check out my review of it here.
It is Christmas without chocolate? Well it isn’t for me, that’s for sure.
I’m not very good at ‘sharing’ but this luxury LIR sharing box is divine. The selection box features 16-pieces, each encased in a deliciously smooth Belgian chocolate exterior, from classic flavours like Dark Chocolate Torte, and Salted Caramel and Persian lime. They’re available in selected Morrisons, Tesco and Co-op stores for £10.
Nb. The above items were sent for the purpose of this gift guide.