My top ideas for Christmas presents*

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The sun is slowly creeping away from us, the darker nights are drawing in, and that means winter is fast approaching. For all you busy modern women out there, I’m sure you’ll already be starting to think about Christmas planning, present buying and the many stresses that the festive season brings. Don’t panic though! When it comes to picking up the perfect gifts, today’s post should give you a few pointers.


This gift in particular is perfect for any of your girl gang that you don’t get to see over those few Christmas days. As you can probably guess, these work just like chocolate advent calendars, only behind each window is a new treat by some of the best brands on the market. From Jo Malone and Liberty of London, to House of Fraser and Ciate, this is a chance for you to try tonnes of little products. If you’re having a get together at the end of November or start of December, take a look at the many on offer and find the perfect one for your friends. Then each day they’ll be reminded of you!


I love picking up presents for people that are either personal or that say something about our relationship, and charm bracelets give you the chance to do both! If you pick a high-quality, handmade jewellery maker like ChloBo, you’ll be guaranteed not only to get a present that’s completely individual, but you can choose charms and gemstones that say something about the person. You could opt for a bracelet with a tassel to distract evil and negativity, or how about a Christmas angel, to provide them with guidance and protection.

          Angel Wing bracelet £80                    Luna Soul cuff £135       

             Hamsa Hand Pendant £90                    Quartz and Moon necklace £110


Do your friends or family have a favourite brand they like to buy? Are they always mentioning something they’d like to try? Whether it’s a taster of Hotel Chocolat, a Starbucks mug with a set for the perfect hot chocolate, or a Champneys indulgent spa package, look out for gift sets as part of online deals or discount sites. Boots is notorious for their dozens of beauty gift sets, but another good tip is to sign up to newsletters now so that when companies release their offers over the next few months, you’ll be the first to know.


If you’re buying for a couple who have recently moved into a new home or who just love entertaining people, cookery gifts can be a great option. If you’re on a strict budget this year, then you could pick up a cheap wicker hamper and look out for special offers on food as you get closer to Christmas. What kinds of food do they like? Do they prefer sweet or savory? You could even make up a recipe hamper, where you buy them a new cook book with all the ingredients to make a couple of the dishes in it.


              John Lewis 'Prosecco Duo' Hamper £50             John Lewis 'Taste Of Christmas' Carton £20

What did you think of my gift ideas?

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