With less than 2 weeks till Christmas, my enthusiasm is over the top! Sure, on 24th I`ll work until 7 p.m., but then it`s party time. I can go home, sing carols with my niece, watch Home Alone and wait for my presents. Sort of, I already got a D3300 from my husband on 9th of December, a present for both our anniversary and Christmas. And I`m not bragging, I`m just letting you know why the quality of the pictures finally improved:)
(but bare with me while I`m still learning) The gifts I`ll show you today are the gifts I`ll give to my family and friends, so hopefully they`re not reading this. There were some alcohol bottles and chocolate boxes, but everyone has their personal preferences, so I did not include those. Also not included were my husband`s XBOX and my niece`s dollhouse, which were over this budget, but worth every penny because they`re the love of my life.
When it comes to Christmas, I really think it`s the thought that matters, so it doesn`t really matter if it`s something you made or bought from a store. The best gift we can give to our dear ones is our love, but it`s also nice to spoil them from time to time. I love buying presents and I`ve actually been put on a ban, but this Christmas they need to take my presents. Or Santa`s!
Baylis& Harding Luxury Travel Set
You`ll find several prices on this one, but in TK Maxx, this is half price and costs only 15£. The main thing I loved about this set it`s that the products included are full size and you get a body wash, body lotion, shower cream and cleansing soap. On top of that it comes with a body pouf and 2 elegant cosmetic bags, I love the packaging a lot and I think it would make an amazing gift for your mom, grandma or sister.
No7 Mini Eye Palette (10£)
This is the perfect gift for a makeup lover, whether it`s someone in your family or a good friend. The packaging is very elegant and sleek, it comes with a big mirror and 8 eye shadows. You`ll get some mattes and some shimmers and they`re all part of No7 previous palettes, like Night Shadows or Chocolate Fondant. These are vibrant shades that will help you achieve the gorgeous smokey eyes look just in time for the New Year`s Eve party.
Sanctuary Spa Little Tin Of Treats
Sanctuary Spa is one of my favourite brands, they`re against animal testing, their products are very relaxing and also paraben free. I picked this one because I think the packaging is really cute and the tin can be reused afterwards, to keep different things inside. You get 3 75ml shower gels and a body polisher shaped as a rose. This is normally 8£ but until 15 of December you get 25%off Sanctuary Spa products in Boots, so I only paid 6£.
I love candles, I think it`s so nice when you come home after a long day at work and your room smells like a bakery (
that`s my choice at least) I found these in Clinton`s and they look exactly like Yankee Candles, but they`re only 5.99£ or 2 for 10£. I think all women love candles, especially this time of the year, so you can`t go wrong with something like this. Pick a festive scent and we have a winner! I`ll write a more detailed post on these Friday.
Baylis and Harding Beauticology Gingerbread Festive Feet Gift Set
Gingerbread is my favourite festive scent and I think all the products in the Beauticology range look adorable! I feel in love with this set, but you need to be careful who you`re giving it to, otherwise they might think you`re implying they have stinky feet. Joking aside, the packaging looks very cute and besides a foot lotion and foot soak crystals you also get a pair of white and pink fluffy socks. I got this (and a bath cream) for my bestie, but I`ll get a set for myself as well. It`s normally 5£, but if you get it before 15 of December you pay only 3.75£.
No7 Bath Milk Bauble (6£)
It`s bath milk in a pink bauble, can it get more Christmasy than that? Although it looks small, inside you get 120 ml, so for a bath milk, I think this will last for a good time. I also think that because of the texture it`s more hydrating and is similar to the body lotions you use in the shower, the perfect little treat for someone with dry skin.
Threads Notepad and Pen (10£)
I know men don`t share our enthusiasm for stationery, but they`ll definitely love this. Designed by Totes, this leather notebook also comes with a pen and space for your business cards. It`s elegant, it`s manly and it`s perfect for someone who has lots of meetings or just wants to look posh. I bought this for my best friend, he`s always wearing a suit and tie, so this will be a nice addition.
Ted Baker Redbridge Duo (8.50£)
There are plenty of sets to choose from, but this set from Ted Baker smells so good! I bought one for my husband on our anniversary and lets just say he becomes sexier when he uses this. I cannot help but sniff him all day long, the scent it`s so manly, but also sweet. So I bought one set for my sister-in-law`s husband, she`ll thank me later!
I know almost everything included was from Boots, but besides their amazing selection of products, there`s also a 3 for 2 offer running, so you save even more money. I hope these suggestions will help and if you already did your Christmas shopping let me know what you got.