13 December 2016

Beauty, Fashion, Home & Misc. Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas
A few weeks ago I took part in a Twitter chat dedicated to all things Christmas. Boy, was I surprised when I read that about 45% of fellow bloggers have already got their presents all done and dusted before December. Superhumans. It's not that I like to get my Christmas shopping done last minute (it's a nightmare!) but I'll admit, this year I am a bit behind. And guess what, it's OK. Even if you're in a mini panic mode at the moment thinking you've got nothing, use this guide to give you those last minute killer ideas which will save the day. From stocking stuffers to luxury gifts, my beauty, fashion & home/misc. ideas might come in handy this holiday season. Without further ado, let's jump in. Make it an 'add-to-basket' kind of day to get those last-min presents sorted out so even Santa would be impressed by your skills.

Magnitone Cleansing Brush Glittery Gold
I'm going to start off with one of my favourite skincare items so far - this beautiful limited edition Magnitone Cleansing Brush in Glittery Gold*. When Magnitone London kindly sent it to me, I was beyond excited to give it a go as I've wanted to up my skin cleansing game for a while. I don't know about you but my skin goes extra sensitive in winter. It's oily, yet there are dry patches. I might even be getting enough sleep, yet it looks dull, tired and breaks out. So this handy brush was quickly labelled as my bestie when it came to proper face cleansing. Not only is it super cute (I mean, who can say no to light gold packaging), it's effective! There is one fear I've always had with these kinds of products - they might be too harsh on sensitive skin. That's not the case with Magnitone cleansing brushes as they are very gentle. The results are visible pretty much on day 1. My skin definitely loves it, and the breakouts now happen once in a blue moon (well, once a month, to be honest and accurate) but they are not as bad as they used to be. I couldn't recommend this cleansing brush enough as it really does what it promises! It could make an absolutely fabulous present, especially since it's currently available for £60 (instead of £70) until Christmas. Whoever gets to open this beauty on a Christmas Day will love you to pieces.
Beauty Christmas Gift Ideas
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Even though this is one of the priciest items on my beauty list, it is very sought-after. This stunning highlighter-infused bronzer will make its owner glow with happiness. Literally.
If a makeup lover you know haven't got to hop onto the Artis-style makeup brushes bandwagon, now might be the time. These affordable Crownbrush beauties are a gorgeous (and affordable!) option.
3. Sephora Face Masks {$6}
It's hard to go wrong with a good Sephora mask, be it the face or the eye one. They are such a steal! Perfect stocking stuffer idea and a lovely present if you're getting a mini bundle.
Another extremely popular Too Faced product which quickly got the attention of many beauty gurus. Melted Matte lipstick might be expensive, but boy, it is so worth every penny!
A high-quality and divinely smelling hand wash is my guilty pleasure. This Molton Brown limited edition one speaks to me on a whole new level. This, plus a lotion, would make Christmas extra merry and bright. 
I always love skincare goodies as presents. There are so many bits and pieces out there that you wouldn't usually splurge on yourself but would be forever thankful if you got them as gifts. This Magnitone cleansing brush is one of those spot-on pressies any girl would love to find under the Christmas tree.
I mean, who doesn't like everything Audrey Hepburn inspired, including this gorgeous OPI Breakfast At Tiffany's nail polish collection. All 4 colours are super wearable and stunning. Got The Mean Reds is just so perfectly festive and I Believe In Manicures is such a gorgeous blue!
All makeup lovers are head over heels Morphe eyeshadow palettes. So if someone you know (and love) is really into all things makeup and beauty, they will appreciate these stunning 35 shades (28 rich metallics and 7 highly pigmented mattes). Massive score for both parties!
Crownbrush makeup brushes gunmetal
Ray-Ban Aviators sunglasses, Sunglasses Shop
Ok, a little warning your way - this next gift is the most expensive one but it could be everything someone you love has been wanting for ages! I am actually one of those people. For as long as I could possibly remember I have wanted a pair of authentic Ray-Bans. It's one of those things you could be craving for ages but never had the guts (or the funds) to buy. Until you get it as a present, and it's so swoon-worthy! These Ray-Ban 3025 Aviator Sunglasses{£110} are everything I've ever dreamt they would be (and more). Sunglasses Shops has the handiest Gift Finder to help you search for that perfect pair of sunnies by gender, age, purpose, face shape and more. I've had the most amazing experience with Sunglasses Shop and I couldn't recommend them enough. My Ray-Bans are always in my bag and come with me everywhere. If only we had more sunny days in winter here in the United Kingdom. Maybe it's time to move? ;)
Fashion Christmas gift ideas
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This gorgeous maxi dress goes beyond being just an ankle length piece. The wrap touch makes it extra feminine, and the little bow that you tie on the side of your waist adds that cute and sexy twist to it.
Duster coats are probably one of my most favourite fashion trends of 2016. There are so many flattering styles and colours that it's hard to say no to one! I have a MAJOR crush on this red number!
3. Club L Kimono Sleeve Maxi Dress {was £40, now £28}
Stunning smooth and flattering fabric with a beautiful lace cape overlay make this nude stunner one of my top 5 favourite clothing gift options if you're on the hunt to treat someone you love. Or yourself ;)
I have a hard time saying no to comfortable cardigans, especially when they are knee-length, cozy and not grandma looking. This mix between taupe and grey is my absolute favourite.
Chunky. Cozy. Long. Red. This sweater is sheer perfection in my books. The colour Rosewood is totally giving off those PLL vibes. Best cold weather investment and it's so affordable.
Last but not least, if you or someone you love enjoys a good chill day, I couldn't recommend Jack Wills Eggleston Joggers {£44.50} enough. If you have read my 7 Ways To Relax Or What To Do On A Lazy Day, you have most likely seen these cozy sweats. I practically live in them. Sorry not sorry :)
Home and misc Christmas gift ideas
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What is a festive season without a gift of a pretty notebook? I love giving and receiving them so much! Also, you can't go wrong with this cute Kate Spade 'Put In A Good Word' one. Gotta love a good pun.
Anthropologie home goods always give me major heart eyes emoji moments. These monogram mugs are such a classic. Plus, they are currently available in gold. You're welcome.
I love my Enchanted Forest colouring book so this colouring planner is just yet another amazing treat. Imagine cozy winter evenings being wrapped up in a soft blanket like a human burrito and colouring. Ahhh!
I had this one last year and loved it so I am recommending it for 2017 without hesitation. Fun colourful prints for each month will put you in a good mood as soon as you turn a page. 
5. Bath & Body Works Vanilla Bean Noel Candle {was $22.50, now $15.50}: 
Gotta snatch this one ASAP! While I love a good bargain candle, those burn super quickly. $15.50 might sound like a lot but let's face it, it's Bath & Body Works and also, it smells divine and lasts for AGES! 
6. Dual Tip Brush Markers {£9.52}:
Having been contemplating for way too long whether I should start a bullet journal, I am in! If someone you're shopping for loves planning or/and has a bullet journal, this might be just a perfect gift. 
Very much due to change my phone, I am opting for a 6s one and this case is a must-have-it-ASAP in my books. Kate Spade obsession is going strong as you can see. Rose gold + chevron = luuuuuv.
8. Bunny Ring Holder Tray (out of stock - similar here{£8}:
Lauren Conrad does make a good accessory. Whether you want to store your little bits and pieces in one place or have a safe spot for your rings, this ring holder/trinket tray is what you might be looking for.
Disclaimer:
Items marked with "*" are PR samples.
This is not a sponsored post.
All ideas and opinions are my own &100% genuine. 

Hope you enjoyed this last-minute gift guide, lovelies.
It's never too late to get that perfect gift, right?
How are you getting on with the preparation for this holiday season?
                                                                                      
 My other GIFT GUIDES & CHRISTMAS POSTS you might like:
SECRET SANTA GIFT IDEAS

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Leave a comment and let me know what gift you liked the most.
What presents do you like to receive (and give!) at Christmas?

P.S.
Excuse the radio silence on my behalf while we were in the US for 10 days this December.
I am going to make up for it with a number of very exciting Christmas posts and giveaways ;)
I can't wait to share all about our exciting adventures with you.
So many travel inspired posts & travel diaries are coming up!
But most importantly, only 12 days left to Christmas!!!
How are you getting on with Christmas shopping?
Are you all finished and ready?

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