Be it looking for someone special in your life, buying for that picky family member or making some last minute additions to Santa’s list, I have some of my must haves for you to stock up on this Christmas in my Christmas Gift Guide.
While Christmas is all about family, food and a few too many G&T’s, it is also a great time to shop for those you love, and also receive some amazing gifts from your loved ones. As someone who has a tendency to buy when she wants something, and also who is extremely fortunate to have samples sent to her for this lil’ blog, this year has been extremely hard on the boy when it comes to what I would like!
I’ve asked for a puppy – he said no!
If you’re in the same position, or looking for something for someone special, here is everything you need to put a smile on a lovely ladies face come Christmas morning.
I’ve talked about this beauty before in my Hair Care Secrets Post and the love affair is still well and truly going. The idea behind the InStyler is genius! It is designed to straighten the hair by simply brushing through – easy peasy and perfect for any girl this year! If it can straighten my giant head of hair in 4 minutes – snapchat timed and all! – you can guarantee Santa’s elves have put some serious magic into this beauty!
Designed by my hair hero & #OriginalGirlBoss, Katie Jane Goldin – the same brains that distributes the InStyler to us hair obsessed gals! As with the InStyler, I spoke about the LanaiBlo in my Hair Care Secrets Post . The LanaiBlo is the must have toy for grownups this year, so much so it’s completely sold out! BUT don’t worry as gift cards are available to treat that special someone with come Christmas Day. This is super handy as the lucky receiver can pick from 1 of 3 colours, pink, white or black, and if they are super lucky decide what they want personalised on this powerful must-have.
I am a sucker for anything monogrammed! I just can’t help but buy everything with an initial on it. This adorable polka dot mug has been on my list for so long! Hopefully Santa will pop it under the tree for me this year!
I’ve been a fan of Vita Liberata for years and years and have talked about the brand a fair bit on the blog. I was also lucky enough to attend the 2015 Image Business Women of the Year Awards with the Vita girls and the brand’s founder Alyson Hogg. From tanning the bodies of this years Victoria Secrets Fashion Show to some of Hollywoods biggest names you know this brand is the business! This Christmas they have released a fab Christmas set encased in a gold make up bag with all of the essentials, a tanning mitt, my beloved Body Blur (Review here) and the incredible Self Tanning Tinted Lotion (Review Here).
In my Hair Care Secrets Post I talked about the importance of good quality shampoo and conditioners. Christmas is the perfect time to stock up on those pricier items. Kerastase is a brand I adore, but my bank account not so much. On the pricier side, it is the perfect present for any gal, or guy, who loves their hair. In the Chronologiste set you have 3 full size products, Bain Chronologiste, Chronologiste Gommage, Chronologiste Masque. The Chronologiste range is ideal to reinvigorate the hair and scalp leaving the hair softer and shiner!
Hippenings.com has fast become my favourite website to shop for gifts for those I love, and myself! Earlier this year I bought myself the Ban.do ‘I Am Very Busy’ agenda, and I couldn’t say no to the Ban.do pens to match! I adore my agenda and recommends it to everyone looking to become more organised for the New Year.
I love getting makeup and beauty products for Christmas, but sometimes people are afraid to buy beauty products for fear of getting a wrong shade. If there is a lady in your life who likes to glam up, beauty staples are the best gift. Nothing says glam to me more than Lashes! I adore my Nouveau Lashes, and I guarantee every other gal will as well! My favourites have to be the Natural 2 & 3 and Volume 2!
Redken is one of my all time favourite brands for shampoo and conditioner, as seen in my Hair Care Secrets Post . The All Soft Gift Set is perfect for any human with hair! Included in the gift set is full sized All Soft Shampoo & Conditioner and the Redken One United Multi Benefit Treatment.
As I mentioned previously, I adore monogrammed everything! A few months ago I purchased this Chupi necklace with an R, and of course cheesily a J for himself. It is one of my favourite pieces of jewellery as I adore small dainty pieces and this is just perfect.
As Christmas is a busy time for salons, with no hope of a nail appointment before New Years, nail goodies are always a favourite of mine for stocking stuffers. These super sparkly Kiss nails are a NYE must have, and what I’ll be rocking this year.
B by Belanciaga is one of my favourite perfumes at the moment. The slightly woody fragrance is both fresh and alluring. It isn’t overly sweet or strong. It is the perfect in between!
Bellamianta is a new tanning brand I have been loving the last few months. I recently blogged about the 4 Christmas gift sets, and while I’ve tried the tan I’ve yet to try out the Be Bella Bronzed Shimmer Oil. This dreamy glitter goodness would be perfect for NYE, or any time you want to look glowing and glamourous. Hopefully there is one under the tree from Santa this year! I’ve also heard of some beauties mixing it with foundation for the ultimate glowing base! I want to try this technique asap!
Like every makeup lover, there is an Urban Decay Naked Palette in my makeup collection. The only eyeshadow palette you need, or well 6 if your like me and have all of the variations, now has a new sibling with the release of the Ultimate Basics! I am still in shock that this has been out for months and still I’ve yet to snatch it up! Hoping it will be there on Christmas morning so I can have perfect Urban Decay eyes this festive season!
Saving one of the best for last! Benefit is the perfect brand to gift on Christmas morning. If there is a Benefit lover in your life, or even someone just getting into make up this set is the perfect gift. Filled with what I personally would call Benefit’s Holy Grail Products, this is all a girl needs! From Hoola, Gimme Brow to Porefessional and Roller Lash, if there is a girl you know who loves make up she needs this!
Links to buy -> The InStyler Straight Up Straightening Brush , LanaiBlo Hairdryer , My Shining Armour Initial Mugs , Vita Liberata Fabulous Glow Kit , Kerastase Chronologiste Gift Set , Ban.do I Am Very Busy Agenda , Ban.do Pens , Nouveau Lashes , Redken All Soft Gift Set , Chupi Initial Necklace , Kiss Gel Fantasy Nails , B by Balenciaga , Bellamianta Bella Show Time Gift Set , Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette , Benefit Dolly Darling Gift Set
Hopefully I’ve helped you with a few ideas for Christmas, or even for yourself to stock up on in the sales!