It feels too early to be thinking about Christmas. Although November’s almost over, so I suppose I should start getting organised. I haven’t done one spot of Christmas shopping. I’m so uninspired; I don’t know what to get for anyone! If you’re in the same situation as me, hopefully this gift guide will give you some ideas.
I’m so unoriginal, I didn’t even create this gift guide. Instead, it’s based from my birthday presents, so all the credit goes to my friends and family. My birthday’s in November, so all of the products are still available. All of the gifts I received were amazing, and I’m so grateful for them all. Hopefully their talent for present finding is infectious, and will inspire us all!
My birthday fell on a Monday this year, which meant I was at university. I had too much coursework to complete, so I couldn’t go home until the Friday after my birthday. I was gutted I couldn’t spend time with my family, but that’s a different story in itself. My parents sent me this box, which was a lovely gesture. If you have friends or family members that live far away, a gift box like this would be a perfect present. This one is from a company called Where Bluebirds Fly, but websites such as Not on the High Street have similar ones. The box is filled with various goodies that my family chose themselves. The company supports small British businesses, and all the cosmetic products are vegan. There are also vegan confectionary options, although the ones shown here aren’t. I was delighted to receive this box, and I think it is an amazing gift.
One of my favourite things about Christmas are the Christmas gift sets. I love trying out new products! Gift sets can be really handy too, because sometimes the products are mini versions which are ideal for travelling. I received two for my birthday. The first is a little hair kit from Percy and Reed. I’ve never tried any of their products before, but they look really good. The products are not tested on animals, which is a huge bonus for me. I also received a Simple kit. It comes with a toiletries bag, face wipes and a moisturiser. Gift sets make great Secret Santa presents, especially when you’re unsure on what to buy!
I was so excited to receive these! I’ve had my eye on Ted Baker trainers for ages. Although I don’t know a lot of designer brands, and I’m not particularly interested in their products, I do have a weakness for Ted Baker! I just think their products are gorgeous! I love everything about these trainers. I have quite shallow feet and I should probably use an insole, but I can get away without one. They’re definitely not an everyday shoe, but I definitely recommend putting these on your wish list if you’re looking for a pair of smarter trainers!
Do you know a musical theatre fan? Lucky you, because they’re the best people! Obviously I’m a little bit biased, but whatever. I’ve never met a musical theatre fan who doesn’t love Wicked! This is the Grimmerie, and it’s packed with behind the scenes information about the musical. There are lots of products on the website that would make perfect gifts. In our household, we have three t shirts, two fridge magnets, two coffee cups, a necklace and a pair of socks, so I can definitely vouch for them! I’m sure that every theatre fan will appreciate some theatre merch!
My lovely little sister chose me some products from Lush. The hair bar smells of honey and the conditioner bar smells like avocado. The shower gel is grapefruit and the scrub is blackcurrant. Lush products make great gifts. I’ve only tried one product before, so I’m happy that I have the opportunity to test out more. I know that some people’s skin doesn’t react well to Lush products, so be cautious of shopping here if you know the receiver has sensitive skin.
This one gave us a bit of a giggle. It’s a cushion, but we’re divided as to if it’s a cat bed or not! Me and Olaf are both fans anyway! Cushions are good gifts for blogger friends because they can make good props for photos, and I’m sure their furry friends will also be appreciative!
My best friend bought me some lovely items. Buying a mishmash of smaller, personal gifts provides a personal touch. It’s a present I always love receiving because you can tell a lot of thought and effort has gone into it. Possible items include products from their favourite cosmetic brands, chocolates, cosy socks and any miscellaneous products you think will come in handy.
I hope this guide has been helpful! Let me know what’s on your Christmas wish list!