Christmas is getting ever closer, so we really do need to get those presents ordered as soon as possible. This is my second gift guide dedicated to the women in your life (you can find my first one here), and, once again it is an eclectic mix that will hopefully tick off some names from your list.
Caran d’Ache x Paul Smith Series 3 Limited Edition 849 Ballpoint Pen
We all know a stylish, designer loving individual who loves their labels from their head to their toe, and maybe they are the one person we struggle to buy a gift for. The Caran d’Ache x Paul Smith Series 3 Limited Edition 849 Ballpoint Pen that is available from Pen Heaven may just be an answer from heaven.
Using the iconic Paul Smith stripes, and coming in a stunning presentation case that is available in 3 colourways, this ballpoint pen has an instantly recognisable British design and is sure to appeal to anyone with a love of fashion, but is affordable too.
LYNX ATTRACT FOR HER WASH BAG GIFT
If I’m honest, I always think of men when I think of Lynx, but this year that would be a mistake as they have extended their range to take in us ladies. The Lynx Attract For Her Wash Bag Gift Set comes in a gorgeous and useful hologram toiletry bag and contains the Attract for Her deodorant body spray which has a gorgeous scent of Rose and Bergamot, a body wash and light pink shower puff.
The bag will be useful to reuse for make up and toiletries once it is empty, making this a sweet smelling, practical gift idea.
RRP £10 Available Nationwide
Lovegrove Essentials Warming and Reviving Hand and Body lotions
Just in time for Christmas, and wonderfully handmade in Dorsett, Lovegrove Essentials, the luxurious holistic skincare brand, has launched a new limited edition Christmas gift set of Warming and Reviving Hand and Body lotions.
The Duo sets contain two delicious fragrances, Warming orange and ginger lotion and Reviving rosemary and pepper lotions. Both have a real Wintery feel to them, and are all certified organic, vegan and cruelty-free, making them a perfect gift idea for someone who likes their beauty to have a conscience.
Artistry Studio Shanghai Edition Products
Another launch fresh in time for Christmas are the Artistry Studio Shanghai Edition Products. Once again inspired by the wonderful cities of the world, their latest inspiration is the vibrant Chinese city of Shanghai, and they certainly inspire with their statement:-
Inspire your inner passionista with the vibrant reds, opulent silks, fierce fashion and bustling adventure of Shanghai.
The range is just gorgeous, with pillar box red lipsticks and glosses, pen pop eyeliners and brilliant primers that will help keep your face looking brilliant all day long. They also have a glorious range of hand cream sets and roller ball fragrances that have ingredients like Lotus blossom for distinctly Chinese scents.
A Gift of Diamonds From The Diamond Factory
As Marilyn Monroe so wisely exclaimed, Diamonds are a girls best friend, and a gift of diamonds can never be wrong, especially for the one you love the most. Whether you chose a classic diamond stud, a single solitaire necklace, or something more ostentatious, the Diamonds Factory is the place to go if you are looking to gift a piece of jewellery this Christmas.
With showrooms all across the country, and with each piece made by hand, with the option of being customisable, you are sure to find a gift that is perfect for the recipient, rather than opting for a generic piece from the High Street.
Ever wanted to try a new fragrance but not waste time on the whole bottle just in case you don’t like it? In the pre covid age, this was simple as you would just have a spray in your favourite department store. But this is no longer allowed, But this is no longer allowed, but Subscents might just have the answer to this problem with their fragrance samples.
Subscents sell perfume samples in 2ml, 5ml, 10ml and 20ml bottles. A 2ml bottle is perfect for trying a new fragrance. Ordering 20ml is perfect if you’ve discovered a new favourite scent but the full bottle is really expensive! All of perfume samples are 100% genuine, they have just been rebottled into smaller sizes to make it more affordable. This could also make them a great stocking filler, giving someone the chance to try something new, and making that Christmas stocking smell gorgeous!
Anatomy Of Style By Sophie Gachet From Flammarion
A style book is one of my favourite gift ideas for Christmas, giving me something I can pour over when the festivities are over, and get ideas and inspiration from. Anatomy of Style by Sophie Gachet gives you all your inspiration by using celebrity style and illustrates this with lots of colour photographs of the likes of Kate Moss, Angelina Jolie, Kristen Stewart, Karlie Kloss and many more.
The book, from publishers Flammarion is full of stylish information about topics like what your wardrobe essentials should include, how you can dare to make fashion faux pas’s and get away with them, and how to style simple, every day items. With an animal print cover, it is super stylish in every way. RRP £19.95.
Eflorist Christmas Bouquets
Flowers are a beautiful way to show someone you care at Christmas, and they are also a Covid compliant way to send your love across the miles (and tiers). Some of the most beautiful bouquets that I have seen this year have come from eflorist.co.uk/
Eflorist delivered their first bouquet of flowers in 1947, and now offer a wide range of floral options delivered straight to your door. They source their products from British growers wherever possible, and also support the British High Streets working closely with over 1,500 florist members who craft and hand deliver their bouquets each day.
Flowers are such a lovely option for a gift for so many people, and the quality and styling of bouquets and arrangements from Eflorist make them hard to beat.