The most wonderful time of the year (with the exception of my birthday month - September) is upon us and I am bloody loving it. Maybe not so much the weekly hangovers due to copious amount of festive drinks, but I really love Christmas. So many parties to wear my favourite silver heels to and to lather myself in highlighter, as well as many friends I can buy presents for!
I know how hard it can be to buy presents at times, my best friend is fairly picky so I get it, so I'm here to lend you a hand.
If you buy someone one of these gift sets, I can assure you that you are going to be in their good books. If I happened to open one of these on Christmas morning, I'd be both surprised that someone knew me well enough to know I love Fresh and a very happy girl. Their Sugar Lip Showcase contains a range of their tinted lip balms in an adorable minature size. I am all for a tinted balm and these are by far my favourite. In the set there is a shade for everyone from untinted, a rose shade, a deep berry or a perfect nude. A second favourite set of mine is Sugar Rush, including the original Sugar lip balm, Brown Sugar Body Polish (one of the best body scrubs!) and Sugar Face Polish.
NEOM does Christmas well. In fact, I have been burning the Perfect Peace every now and then since July when I received this candle, as I like to make this one last! NEOM is in fact my favourite home fragrance brand. I love the obvious brands, however the NEOM candles are so strongly scented that they will fill your whole flat and there is a huge choice to choose from (Real Luxury is one of my favs). On top of the candles, I love their Room Sprays and have also gifted these to a few people in the past. A perfect gift someone who has recently moved or redecorated!
I've really discovered Weleda this year and I'm thankful for this, as I cannot live without Skin Food in my skincare routine. This year they have some lovely gift sets, so if you know someone who already uses the brand or natural products only, certainly check those out. If you know someone who already uses Skin Food, you have to check out this set as they can now carry around minis of the products everywhere - I legit have one in every handbag. The Heroes Ribbon Box contains all of their best selling products, including my favourite Almond Hand Cream and Replenishing Body Lotion!
There's no surprise that Bobbi Brown is featured in this gift edit as I love their Christmas collection every damn year. Bobbi Brown can do no wrong in my eyes as I've never came across a product I hated, so when I found out that Bobbi created a collection named 'Wine and Chocolate', I was sold. The collection features two beautiful smokey brown eyeshadow palettes (the best part being that they removed the brush & added in two shadow liner shades), Sequin Eyeshadows, two limited edition Brightening Blushes, new shades of the Luxe Lip Colour and a nail polish. I've been carrying around the Chocolate Eye Palette in my makeup bag for a quick day-to-night look as it contains all shades I will need, including the powder liners for a quick smokey eye. The stand out product has to be the limited edition Nail Polish in Wine. If you haven't tried their nail polishes again, especially this shade, run to your nearest stand and pick it up. Not only is it the most beautiful red wine shade, it lasts for a good week and looks as though you stepped out of the nail salon. I told you I was a big fan...
I'm more than sure that you will have heard of Missoma from either following them on Instagram or spotting their jewellery on many bloggers. Until earlier this year, I hadn't heard of the company, but like everyone else, I am obsessed with the brand. For me, the brand really was catapulted onto my scene when they launched their collection with Lucy Williams. This then led me to find these Gold Claw Studs, which I am obsessed with and have been wearing so often since receiving them. If you know someone who loves their jewellery but want to find something which isn't too easy to find (currently they're only online), take a look at Missoma.
On top of Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier always has the most amazing gift sets. Everything from their body products, eyeshadow sticks, lipsticks to skincare comes in a gift set around Christmas. Their Limited Edition Double Impact Eye Colour Collection shadow palette has the perfect mixture of both matte & shimmer, warm & cool toned eyeshadows to create so many different looks - perfect for thos starting out with eyeshadow. Another favourite set of mine is the Infusion De Rose Nourishing Collection including moisturiser, facial oil and lip balm - perfect for those with dehydrated/dry skin and those who love the scent of roses.
I'm currently obsessed with everything from Ban.do, including these amazing 2017 diary! This is the Gold Marble large planner, which was picked up in Oliver Bonas, and it's slightly bigger than A5 and would be classed as 'desk size'. Throughout the planner, they have the most adorable illustrations and stickers to use throughout. Although Ban.do can be a little expensive, check out Kikki.k which will cover all your Instagramer stationery needs!
You may have seen on my Instagram, but my favourite glasses brand by far is Bailey Nelson. I wear their glasses everyday at work (I wear the Wells and Scout glasses) and I recommend the brand to everyone whenever they need new glasses. All of their glasses and sunglasses cost £98, including the prescription - bargain! If you have a friend or a family member who have been complaining that they need new glasses, get them a Bailey Nelson gift card! You're able to choose from either a £49 or £98 gift card, so it covers both budgets. They can then choose to use it online or in store, on either optical glasses or sunglasses!
Have you been into Accessorize recently? If not, you're missing out as there are some absolute gems out there. I've always been a fan of Accessorize, due to the fact you're able to pick up fashionable pieces at a low price. Take these earrings, I ran into the store one evening needing earrings for an outfit and found these instantly and they only cost me £6! The Red Ronnie Camera Bag is another amazing piece and I want to buy it in every colour. Not only does it fit huge amounts in, I've been asked if it's Symthson so it does look expensive & good quality. It's the perfect place to pick up the small stocking fillers for all ages.