So, here’s my Christmas Gift Guide For Her. I don’t know about you, but i always find women much easier to buy for than men. I don’t know why, maybe it’s because i’m a woman so have a better insight into want they want, but there just seems to be a greater variety of gift options available.
1 // Limited Edition Oral-B Genius 9000 In Rose Gold £280.00 I’ll be honest, £280 is a lot to pay for an electric toothbrush, but the Limited Edition Oral B Genius 9000 in Rose Gold comes with a host of extras – including smartphone compatibility and extra brushing modes – which makes it well worth the price tag. And let’s be serious guys…there’s no limit when it comes to your ladies right? There’s six different brushing modes to choose from with the Genius 9000, such as ‘Daily Clean’, ‘Gum Care’ and ‘Sensitive’ for gentler cleaning. It also comes with four different brush heads, including Oral B’s well-known ‘CrossAction’ head and also the ‘FlossAction’ head, designed to remove plaque especially effectively from interdental areas. It vibrates when 30 seconds have passed to indicate that it’s time to move on to a new section of your mouth and then vibrates again for a longer period of time when you’ve brushed for the full recommended two minutes. The real ground breaker with this toothbrush though is its new Position Detection Technology which works with the Oral-B companion app to capture data about how well you are brushing your teeth and instruct you accordingly. The Genius brushes come with a clip that attaches to your mirror, so that you can easily monitor the app as you are brushing and check that you have cleaned all areas of the mouth. Genius right? I think this toothbrush, with its slimline design and durable travel case, is the perfect luxury gift for her this Christmas and I’ll have a full review of one coming up on the blog very soon.
2 // BRITA Glitter Marella Jug 2.4l £22.00 BRITA have launched their limited edition Glitter jugs, just in time for Christmas. The glitter Marella model comprises a sparkling lid and handle with a transparent body, whilst delivering the same optimum BRITA quality and convenience, allowing you to enjoy purified, filtered water. Designed to fit in fridge doors, the Marella Jug provides 1.4l of filtered water and features a helpful “cartridge exchange indicator” that lets you know when the filter cartridge needs replacing. This limited edition glitter version is a fun adaptation of BRITA’S best-selling water filter jug and is perfect for adding some sparkle to this year’s festive proceedings.
3 // Me Before You Blue-Ray/DVD £9.99 Experience the joy of what life and love have to offer with this global box office hit Me Before You, starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin and based on the critically acclaimed, best-selling novel by Jojo Moyes. This is one of my all-time favourite movies, i’m a sucker for a love story and it’s a real tear jerker…i literally bawled my eyes out in places so have a box of tissues ready.
4 // GHD White Platinum Styler £155.00 Achieve salon style results at home with the ghd Platinum® Styler in white. Designed using innovative tri-zone® technology, the straighteners feature three sensors in each plate to ensure the optimum temperature for styling hair is consistently maintained across the entire plate from root to tip. Hair breakage is reduced to leave you with healthy, strong hair and enhanced shine. They are the best on the market in my opinion, i would be totally lost without mine.
5 // OPI Catch A Falling Star Duo Pack £14.95 This limited edition ‘Catch A Falling Star’ collection from OPI has been released just in time for Christmas and it features some dazzling glam shades to suit the party season. The collection contains OPI Infraredy To Glow – a gorgeous blast of red confetti foil – and OPI Let Your Love Shine – a deep, shimmery berry hue – both of which are perfect shades for Christmas. There are also some free star rings included to add an extra element of pizazz and sparkle to your fingers.
6 // Silentnight Luxury Throw £12.00 If you’re looking for an extra layer of warmth on those cold winter evenings then look no further than this stylish throw from sleep specialists Silentnight. It’s a really good size and has a sumptuously soft, velvety feel to it that’s perfect for adding a little luxury to your bedroom or living room.
7 // Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder £42.00 This all-over powder instantly illuminates skin with a healthy-looking glow. I find it unifies my makeup and gives me a very natural shimmer without being too over the top. It applies evenly and beautifully to the skin and lasts for a really long time. This metallic-silver palette includes an interior mirror for perfect application and an elegant feel no matter where you touch up.
8 // Baylis & Harding Beauticology Toy Soldier Cosy Night In Gift Set £15.00 Baylis & Harding’s Beauticology Toy Solider Cosy Night In Gift Set offers exactly that, a cosy night in getting pampered and staying warm and snug. A 100ml Strawberry Candy Cane Body Wash leaves skin feeling cleansed and refreshed while the 50ml Vanilla Frosting Hand & Body lotion provides a delicious fragrance and super soft skin. Once you are ready to snuggle up in bed, grab your hot water bottle and pop it into the gorgeous red & white stripy soldier motif cover …and relax.
9 // Lumie Bodyclock Luxe 700 £170.00 Lumie Bodyclock Luxe is an alarm clock that mimics the light and colour of a real sunrise so when you open your eyes you feel properly awake and refreshed. Waking like this helps to regulate your sleep/wake cycle and has even been shown to boost mood, energy and productivity levels for the rest of the day. It is the most advanced Bodyclock wake-up light with high-quality speakers for streaming your own music or radio via Bluetooth, and a USB port for more audio files or for charging your phone. At night, Bodyclock Luxe has a fading sunset to help you relax and a new low-blue light feature especially for bedtime lighting. Other features include a nightlight setting, 7-day alarm and dimmable bedside lighting. The Bodyclock Luxe is not only a much nicer way to start the day, especially on those dark, winter mornings.
10 // Yankee Candle Small Jar Candles £8.99 each Yankee Candles are one of the most popular choices when it comes to scented candles and they’re the perfect gift for any candle lovers at Christmas time. Why not treat her to a new festive or winter smelling jar candle and help build up her collection of scents. I would highly recommend the All Is Bright, Festive Cocktail and Macaron Treats scents which are just some of my current favourites.
11 // OSMO Blinding Shine Gift Set £15.00 Suitable for all hair types, the OSMO Blinding Shine Gift Set includes Blinding Shine Shampoo, Blinding Shine Conditioner and Blowdry Potion. With extracts of Moringa Oil and Silk Protein, the lightweight formula boosts vibrancy, shine, bounce and vitality and is perfect for getting your hair party-ready! I’ve been using these products for the past couple of weeks and it’s had such a positive effect on the condition and overall appearance of my hair, can’t reccomend them enough.
12 // Guylian Chocolate Shells 375g £6.50 A welcome naughty treat under the Christmas tree comes in the form of these luxury chocolate sea shells from Guylian…which i might add, now come in a very generous sized gift box that is 50% bigger than it was before…that’s twice as much chocolate people! No woman is going to say no to that…the festive season is about overindulging after all! Made using only the finest, hand selected Mediterranean hazelnuts, which are roasted and caramelised to perfection before being blended with premium Belgian chocolate, these Sea Shells are deliciously divine and incredibly moreish in your mouth. I’m not sure mine will stay safe and uneaten until Christmas!
13 // Retro Sweet Hamper £39.97 This fabulous Retro Sweet Hamper takes me right back to my childhood and makes me feel all sort of happy inside. There used to be something quite nostalgic about going to the small corner shop after school and gazing in delight at row upon row of glass sweet jars , watching as they were emptied into shiny silver weighing scales and wrapped up in a little white paper bag. It was a place of dreams. This hamper takes me right back to that happy place and is a fantastically unusual gift idea for someone that loves old school sweets. The sweets come beautifully presented in a sturdy wicker basket and let me tell you……that basket is packed full with scrummy contents including fizzy cola bottles, fruit salads, kola kubes, rhubarb and custards, flying saucers, double lollies, drumsticks, love hearts, parma violets, sherbert fountains, space dust, super candy whistles and wham bars. There are even a couple of retro novelty items – water bombs and a whoopee cushion – which compliment the theme of the hamper brilliantly and are a really lovely touch.
14 // Hairapeutix Pre-Shampoo Treatment £5.99 Does your hair need a nourishing boost before the start of the Christmas party season? Restore tired, dry and damaged hair in as little as a week with this revolutionary pre-shampoo treatment made with a natural blend of natural oils and organic ingredients. The nourishing treatment is designed to be used BEFORE washing your hair and is guaranteed to leave it looking silky smooth and shiny.
15 // Baylis & Harding Beauticology House Of Luxuries Gift Set £15.00 Step inside the Beauticology Donut Shop and surround yourself with Donuts without a calorie in sight! With fragrances that are good enough to eat such as Frosted Sprinkles, Vanilla Sugar and Blueberry Glaze; this delicious collection will have your mouth watering. The House of Luxuries Gift Set is an eye-catching choice for Christmas containing four popular skincare products – 300ml Frosted Sprinkles Body Wash, 300ml Blueberry Glaze Donut Shower Crème, 50ml Vanilla Sugar Donut Body Butter and 50ml Blueberry Glaze Donut Body Butter. The pink & white striped house-shaped gift box is both fun and quirky and is sure to become a talking point around the Christmas tree this festive season. I’d recommend trying the Frosted Sprinkles handwash too, the scent is divine!
16 // Dry Eye Concealer £11.95 If you’re looking for a stocking filler for her this Christmas, I would highly recommend purchasing this Dry Eye Concealer. I have very dry and sensitive skin so this Dry Eye Concealer is one of my favourite go-to products and can always be found in my handbag. It comes in a natural skin tint and contains light-reflecting particles to help brighten and conceal dry skin around the eyes. It’s also perfect for covering those dark circles because let’s be honest, us sleep deprived mamas all have them! It comes in a dispenser pen and features a soft applicator brush for quick and easy precision application – perfect for busy mums on the go. Dry Eye Concealer is made from natural ingredients and containes Biolin, a skin prebiotic which feeds dry damaged skin with healthy skin flora to help repair the skin barrier and seal in moisture. It has a really light consistency and absorbs into the skin beautifully.
17 // Wisdom While You Work Notebook £10.00 This thought-provoking notebook features words of wisdom on each page covering essential values, happiness, positivity, good character and mindfulness. Wisdom While You Work is all about instilling life’s best values and mindfulness and i don’t think you can appreciate its true worth until you’ve seen a copy for yourself. It’s a great motivational tool and i love the fact you can share positive messages with friends and family by using the included ‘tear and share’ wise cards.
18 // BIC Shine Celebrate 4 Colours Christmas Set This Christmas set contains two BIC 4 Colour shine pens and two BIC Cristal pens. Ideal stocking filler or for writing Christmas cards, the BIC 4 Colour Shine retractable pens have four different colours of ink in the same pen: Black, blue, red and green. They have a sleek, mirror finish shiny barrel in gold and silver and are an ideal pen to keep you organised over the festive season. The 2 BIC Cristal Original ballpoint pens in gold and silver contain black, blue ink and bring a touch of glamour to stationery tasks.
19 // Gardener’s Gift Set £25.95 This gorgeous gift set from The Letterbox Gift Shop comes beautifully presented and is designed to fit through a letterbox so it’s ideal if you are wanting to send a gift to someone who lives far away. They have a range of themes for you to choose from and are very reasonably priced for the quality of products you receive. As you can see from the title, this gift set contains gardening related products so is perfect for any green-fingered women (or men) in your life. The contents include an A6 Gardender’s Notebook, Peppermint & Eucalyptus Soap, Oak Wood Herb Markers, Herb Mix and a Wildflower Seed Mix. It also comes with your choice of greetings card as well so it really is the perfect all-round solution, with gift sets to suit a variety of hobbies, interests, occasions etc.
20 // Baru Strawberry & Cacao Marshmallows £25.90 Whether you prefer fruity or sweet, classic or edgy, Baru marshmallows take traditional marshmallow treats to a whole new level. Colourful, handmade and packed with natural ingredients, you’ll find it hard to resist such nostalgic flavours as peppermint fudge or refreshing combinations like strawberry and cacao or raspberry and mint. They also have a selection of hot drink powders and dreamy centred chocolates. Oh, and did i mention that they are super low in calories as well? Bonus!
21 // Clinique Smart Custom Repair Moisture Set £48.00 The Smart Custom Repair collection from Clinique works to visibly smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles, even skin tone, lift and hydrate. I’ve been using the moisturiser, serum and eye treatment in this set as part of my everyday skincare routine for about a month now and have seen a significant improvement in my skin. It is noticeably smoother and firmer and the fine lines on my forehead have been visibly reduced. The consistency is great, it absorbs well and leaves no residue behind so my skin feels fresh and supple.
22 // Personalised Emergency Prosecco Kit £19.99 Family gatherings at Christmas aren’t for everyone so if you need a helping hand to get you through the festive period then the Emergency Prosecco Kit is for you. It comes beautifully presented in a tin and includes a miniature bottle of Prosecco, a lovely scented Wild Strawberries candle and yummy Strawberries and Cream fudge. The front of the tin can be personalised with the recipient’s name and it can even be re-filled once the treats that came in the kit have been used up. So what are you waiting for? Just break that seal and dive right in!
23 // All That Jazz Happily Ever After £29.98 Prepare those nails for party season with this fresh off the runway nail lacquer collection from All That Jazz that is made to be seen. Perfect for any occasion, but especially Christmas, the All That Jazz Happily Ever After collection is made up of a stunning selection of festive shades – Pitter Patter, Date Night, Picture Perfect and my Secret Santa. I think the rich and deep berry hues of Date Night have to be my absolute favourite, although i do love the glittery smokiness and metallic shine to Pitter Patter as well.
24 // Tropic Skincare So Sleepy Collection £10.00 & Tropic Skincare Lip Glaze Trio £14.00 I absolutely love the Pillow Mist (15ml) and Temple Roll On (5ml) that come in the Tropic Skincare So Sleep Collection. With dreamy essential oils of rosewood, vanilla and lavender, the products smell absolutely gorgeous and really help to promote a deeper sleep. Perfect for an insomniac like myself. The Lip Glaze Trio is equally pleasing and Tropic Skincare have launched three new gorgeous shades for the festive season; Mulled Spice, Sugar Plum and Candy Pop. The deep berry hue of Sugar Plum is perfect for the Christmas party season and looks beautiful when paired with a smokey eye. The Lip Glazes are super moisturising thanks to the wild mango butter and strawberry extract and add a liquid shine without stickiness.