Christmas // The Gift Guide 2017

November 09, 2017

Like it or not, Christmas is fast approaching. I feel that there are two types of Christmas shoppers, those {like me} who try to get organised early and get ahead of the rush trying to order as much as possible online before December has even begun, and those who love the mad last minute dash around the shops with crazily busy roads in the days close to Christmas but still miraculously manage to get everything wrapped and under the tree before Santa arrives. This year I've put together this Christmas gift guide whilst doing my own present research in the hope that it will help you to get organised! 

In recent years, as everybody seems to be over peak stuff, we try to buy less and less. Instead, purchasing more meaningful gifts like experiences/restaurant vouchers that can be enjoyed into 2018. But of course it's still nice to have a few bits to wrap and open, especially if it's something that somebody will truly love/find useful. The below ideas may not suit everybody but these are things that I would buy for loved ones {and must try to resist buying for myself before December 25th! Hint hint Mum if you're reading ;)} I've purposefully left children/babies out altogether as we only have a couple to buy for and they're all at such different ages/into completely different things. 

// Stocking Fillers {all under £20}

♥  DIY Pom Pom Making Kit for Insta worthy crafting

♥  Liberty floral hot chocolate for those with a stylish sweet tooth

♥  Beard balm, for guys like my brother. See also, beard baubles {!}

♥  The sweetest glass copper photo frame to sit next to her bed.

♥  These, or basically any chocolate from Hotel Chocolat is sure to please.

♥  Gold initial pendant {a real bargain}

♥  A genius gift for avocado lovers {aka all millennials}.

♥  A gold pineapple candle snuffer. Instagram dreams made.

// For Teens

♥ *That* emoji game that phone addicts will love and ironically will get them off their devices for a bit.

♥  An inflatable unicorn horn, because their selfies won't be the same without it.

♥  Anything from here wrapped in that famous pink & blue box is sure to please even the fussiest girl or guy. 

♥  A really great beauty bible that will look pretty on their dressing table.

// For her

♥  Soft pretty pink pyjama pants to stay cosy in.

♥  Pom Pom slippers {I've put these top of my list!} for toasty yet stylish feet.

♥  For frosty cold days, a pink bobble hat.

♥  The dreamiest softest scarf that will work well into Spring as well as the colder months.

♥  For the leopard print lover, a proper purse. {it's currently reduced!}

♥  For the bag lover/city worker; this smart yet stylish bag that can be worn either as a rucksack or across the body that looks a lot more expensive than it actually is.

♥  For rainy walks, black & gold bumble bee print wellies that aren't too tall.

♥  See also leopard print rain boots {genius, these are on my list}

♥  Three of my favourite Jo Malone scents that she will love, all wrapped up in a cute Christmas cracker to place under the tree.

♥  For baking lovers, pretty pastel gold edged measuring cups.

♥  Monogrammed Anthropologie style gold glasses, but for a fraction of the price.

♥  Embroidered jungle print wash bags for her make up or travels.

♥  The ultimate coffee table book for those with wanderlust.

♥  This notepad because her brain is the equivalent of a laptop with a million tabs open. For your list lover.

♥  This vase for the woman who loves to display flowers all around the house.

♥  Because every woman wants soft hands. And this is my favourite, non greasy solution.

// Fail Safe Gifts

♥  A luxury candle that's not too expensive yet a scent that nearly everybody will love. 

♥  Frame a photo, either of the person you're buying for, you with them or you/your family with this frame that should find a home no matter what their decor style.

♥  A voucher for her favourite nail place/spa so she can go and get pampered to escape January for an afternoon. Or for him, a massage voucher {you'd be surprised at how much Men love massages}.

♥  Anything from Hotel Chocolat. Enough said.

♥  A gift card for here where you can buy just about anything! 

// For him

♥  A classic check shirt that he can dress up or down.

♥  I'll be buying this soft scarf for my husband to layer up with jumpers.

♥  If the key to his heart is food then buy a voucher for your favourite restaurant.

♥  A mobile lens kit to turn his iPhone into a special effects fish eye/macro camera.

♥  Beard elixir oil. Because girls just don't get it.

♥  This cookbook, my husband loves cooking from it.

♥  A phone holder for his bike so he can track his route.

♥  A piece of Soho House for your home for your travel/lifestyle lover. 

♥  Or this fab book for the globetrotter.

♥  This is all my Dad ever ever asks for. {It's actually super cute that it's all he ever requests!}

♥  Socks are compulsory for him at Christmas. These are a little more stylish than most.

// Splurge 

♥  For music lovers. We had this for Christmas last year and have used it almost everyday for our Spotify playlists ever since.

♥  For flower lovers. 3 months of the most beautiful bouquets delivered to get her through the winter months.

♥  For photo lovers. A frame to fit a whole year's worth of treasured photos in.

♥  The Insta camera of the moment, in tan leather, for polaroid photos perfect for displaying {that will carry on being cool for a long while yet}. 

♥  For those who want to dance around the kitchen. A posh radio {the only hard part is choosing a colour!}

♥  For those who have everything. A voucher for afternoon tea/a special dinner/National Trust membership/game of golf at a special course/drive around a racing track/zoo annual passes/a voucher for their favourite clothing store {mine is currently Sweaty Betty!} or Sarah Raven to treat their garden.

♥  A gift card for Mr & Mrs Smith hotels for the jet setter that they can put towards a stay {with such a wide range of boutique hotels to choose from for every budget and location}

What are your thoughts on Christmas gifting? Just 7 more weekends left!!

R <3 xx 

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  1. Love this! Where were your Merry and Bright gift tags from?

    1. Thanks Rose! They were from an independent seller called Becky Clark design but unfortunately she's no longer selling things like this. Such a shame as I loved them! Have just a few left.

  2. Hi Rebecca, Great post! Where is the striped red and white wrapping paper from please. Its just what I am looking for!!!


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