Saturday, 22 November 2014

Christmas Gift Guide for the ladies, Luxury, Budget and Stocking Fillers

Hey my lovelies!!!
Hope you are all really well today, and getting all your Christmas shopping sorted.
Loads of fab bloggers are doing these Xmas guides, so i thought, why not indulge myself in some virtual shopping and create a guide for you lovely readers!
I will do a mans gift guide on Wednesday 26th November so keep your eye out for that!
I am going to include suggestions for women, and also they will range in price from Luxury through budget and stocking filler.
If any of you decide to buy any of these let me know which ones, cause i have seen too many bits i like whilst doing this guide!!
We all need a little luxury in our lives so i have decided to add in a few little luxuries, you could casually leave the links to on your other half, parents or friends desktop, or you could just treat yourself!!
1. Watch
Every woman needs a gorgeous watch in her life, they can instantly transform an outfit from drab to glam and this Michael Kors one is stunning Rose Glitz watch It is £229 which is a lot of money, but i feel that this will be timeless for years to come, so you can look at it as an investment piece

2. Tom Ford Lip Color
These are simply luxury, no other words to describe them. They are priced at £37 but if a woman gets one of these, trust me she will be happy. We all need a little Tom Ford in our lives. To play it safe when it comes to buying a lipstick at this price, I would suggest going for a nude colour shade like Coco Ravish Tom Ford lipstick 

3. Fragrance
Perfume is very hard to choose for a woman, just ask my husband, but i really feel you cant go wrong with a Jo Malone scent. There are lots of options available ranging from citrus to floral to woody. A good way to find out what perfume she likes, is either ask her or look at her current perfumes, google them and see what category they fall under. One of the classic scents is the Pomegranate Noir or the Peony and Blush Suede These both are £82 for the 100ml bottle.

4. Kitchenaid Artisan Mixer
For the women who loves to bake, this is just perfect! Some people may say that this is not your typical gift, but in all honesty if your friend or partner loves to bake etc, this is a great addition to the kitchen. This one is £379 and is a lovely classic almond cream shade, so it will fit in with the kitchen easily. Kitchenaid Artisan Mixer

So I definitley think there are a couple of great options for the ladies in your life who deserve a little luxry, but if you want to spend a little less, then there are some amazing items out there also.

High Street Gifts

1.Gwen Stefani for OPI nail polish range

This holiday collection features 10 little mini bottles which i think is a fab pressie, cause it lets you try a lot of colours, then if you really like any you can go buy the full size. OPI are known for their amazing formula and long lasting polishes and are a firm favourite with me. This set is £29.95. Gwen Stefani OPI holiday mini collection

2. Diptique Winter Scented Mini Candle
These are the most amazing scented candles around, the scents are stunning, and the brand is well known for its quality. This is priced at £26 and it has a 30 hour burning time, which is great value. The candle itself is stunning, so it will look beautiful on anyone's fireplace or dressing table.

3. MAC Keepsakes Beige Eyes Holiday Collection
This is such a stunning pallette and is priced at £32 The packaging this year is just stunning, and any woman would love to have this in their bag! There are different colour options available, but I think if you are going to buy friends or family make up, go for a neutral shade, and they can do day and night time looks from this one pallette MAC Holiday COllection Keepsake Beige Eyes

 4 ASOS Poodle Print Clutch
Why not buy her a lovely quirky clutch that is going to brighten up any outfit over the festive season and into 2015. At £18 it is a great price! Poodle print clutch

I think these are some fab options for a friend or even a coworker, they will love them all!
Now on to the little stocking fillers, these are my favourite by far, so many of the big brands bring out little treats at Christmas so it makes the brand more affordable to the everyday person
Stocking Fillers £15 and Under
1. Caudalie Hand Cream Trio
This is a gorgeous set of three hand an nail creams which are a limited edition. These are gorgeous and you could either leave them as a 3 piece or you could split them up and add them as little treats for 3 people. It costs £12 for the set, which i honestly think is a bargain for such a great brand. Hand Cream Trio

2. Yankee Candle Christmas Eve Pillar Candle
This is my second candle in the guide, but I wanted to give you an option for a cheaper budget, but not compromising on the quality or look of the product. This is such a gorgeous candle, and has a real wintery Xmas scent. It costs £14.99 for the medium pillar and is festive scents including sugared plums and candied fruits. This has a burn time of up to 95 hours, so will last you well over the festivities. Christmas Eve Candle  


 3. Polished Silver Star Studs
I came across these when looking for unique jewellery for my friend Lou's birthday gift, and thought I would make a note of them for a stocking filler guide. They are from a company Silver Bubble, and they do they most gorgeous unique bits and bobs i have seen online. These earrings are only £7 and would be lovely for a wee treat Star Studs

4.Makeup revolution 144 Eyeshadow Collection
Hubby bought this for me as a little treat a few weeks ago and it is just amazing. The colours range from subtle to crazy and everything in between. The quality of this brand is without a doubt fantastic, the shadows are buttery and blend very easy. It is priced at £10 currently and I think this is something any makeup lover cannot live without! Makeup Revolution 144 Eyeshadow Collection

So there you have it my lovelies, something for the ladies in your life, or even maybe just a little treat for yourself, cause if you can't spoil yourself at Christmas when can you.
If you like this post let me know, and keep an eye out over next few days, for the guide to shopping for the men in your life!
Lots of love
Ali xx


  1. Hi Ali
    A great gift guide, Ill have one of each please ;)
    I have been eyeing up a TF lipstick for a while but I dont think I could let my OH choose for me. Hed surely pick something outrageous lol A Jo Malone fragrance on the other hand - I should probably start dropping hints about that...

  2. Such a great gift post, I am actually asking my mum for a watch for Christmas, the Jo Malone perfumes are the bomb! I love mine. x

  3. Loving the watch and lipstick!

  4. So many beautiful thing, you have given me some nice ideas thank you,
    Oooh I have nominated you for the Liebster Award...