So, if any of you are still looking for a gift for your mum, friend or even a little Christmas treat for yourself, then sit back grab a cuppa and see what I think could be a good option this year. These bits and pieces range in budget but trust me any lady would be happy to receive these this year.
There are so many brands and pieces out there to choose from, but i must admit whilst i was casually browsing Chupi this set caught my eye. It costs Euro179 and in my opinion is one of those investment pieces that will stand the test of time. It is so fine and intricate with 13, 14k gold fill leaves set on a 14k gold necklace and bracelet and any lady will be happy with this on Christmas Day. Chupi is one of those brands when you open the packaging you know you are going to have something very special.
We all need a good diary, and Hippenings is a stationery lovers dream. These planners come in at Euro25 by Ban.do and are sure to be well loved. This planner is the 12 month one and I had the 17 month planner last year and the mix of quirkiness and practicality is perfect. If this planner isn't to your taste there is lots to choose from on the site.
Now perfume can be a tough one to choose for someone, you really need to know what type of scent they like, but I must admit there has been times where I have been gifted perfume and initially I was worried as it wasn't my normal type of scent, but sometimes its good to branch out. One of the perfumes that recently was kindly sent to me is Angel Muse by Mugler. Now this is one of those scents that I wouldn't normally go for as the original Angel can be quite intense but this is lighter. It still has those same warm and enveloping notes as the original but when it lingers its lovely and light with a hint of sweetness. You can buy the perfume for £64/ euro 80 for 50ml here or the gift set for £64/ Euro 85 here
I think makeup brushes are a great buy, and although it may seem daunting, companies like Nima make it super easy for us to choose what we need. I really think you can't go wrong with this basics starter set at Euro45 It comes in a gorgeous pouch to keep everything in place. For 7 brushes, that any makeup lover would love it's fantastic value for money. It has everything needed to start a new makeup lover off with, or to add to a budding MUA kit.
I recently went on an Afternoon Tea day to the Europa Hotel in Belfast, and it was such a lovely experience. This was my second time here and I couldn't recommend it enough. The food, setting and staff was impeccable and its really something I would consider buying for a friend or loved one as a Christmas treat. Sometimes we don't want to buy something that can be threw to the back of a cupboard, but rather we want to give an experience or something to remember, and I really think Afternoon Tea is a lovely treat.
Bedtime Story by This Works Gift Set Euro38.50
I was having a little browse on Meaghers site and came across this gift set. We all know how crazy Christmas can be and I think this would be a lovely set to receive. It's so important to take time out and look after yourself and this would make a gorgeous treat for your mum or a friend who is a little sleep deprived over the festive period.
I was recently in Some1Special in Ballymoney and came across these gorgeous tartans scarves. Do you know the scarves where you just feel cosy and warm well this is without a doubt those! They come in a range of colours and I really think they would make a fantastic gift this year.
Although a hairdryer might seem one of those boring gifts that would be looked over, I think it's one of those things that you would keep putting off buying yourself, so I think its a great one to receive. The hairdryer of the minute is without a doubt the Dyson but at £299/ Euro349 it really is an investment. I had a blow dry at a local salon recently and they had bought one for the salon and the hairdresser was saying how big a difference it makes to the hair, and I have to admit it dried my hair in no time and I didn't get that really warm head, so if you are feeling spendy then it's definitely something I would treat a loved one to.
So that's it my lovelies, hope you enjoyed this years gift guide. Now I think I need to get back to online browsing. Till next time
* Any products gifted to me have been clearly marked, but all opinions are my own and no payment has been received*