The 2019 Top 20 Christmas Gift Guide

Welcome to this year’s Christmas gift guide, a much smaller, edited & considered selection from last years, and done so deliberately. Because at this time of year the only thing that truly matters is having time with the people you love, the gifts are simply the cherry on the cake and boy or boy are these some delicious cherries! Broken into categories to help you find the perfect gift for each person.

I hope you’ll find inspiration and I wish you all a restful and relaxing Christmas filled with joy!

Natalie x

HOME COMFORTS:

Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser £99

I’ve never really been into hot chocolate, that is until earlier this year when I tasted a salted Carmel hot chocolate from Hotel Chocolat and I was converted. The best way I can think to describe the Velvetiser is a kettle for your hot chocolate and it makes the best win your favourite type of milk. A must have!

Kabukka Travel cup £26.95

Having made all that gorgeous hot chocolate you might want to take one with you on the go so will be needing a great travel cup that won’t let you down! This one from Kambukka has a secure locking that will avoid all potential spills!

Ormonde Jayne Ta’if Diffuser £250 OrmondeJayne.com & Harrods

I have this fragrance as a perfume and adore it so love the fact I can now have my home feeling just as sophisticated! I’m also crazy about the huge glass jar and the super long reeds which just ooze glamour and sophistication.

Aromatherapy Associates Well-being Discovery set £64 (worth £110)

I am obsessed with Aromatherapy Associates bath oils so this treasure trove with 10 of their collection is ideal, especially once the January freeze inevitably kicks in.

Mermaid Gin £37

Quite frankly anyone who buys me gin is my best friend, but I have goals for a drinks trolley in the new year and this bottle by small batch Isle of Wight distillery will look perfect on display. It tastes amazing too with 10 botanicals all locally foraged and sustainably sourced

The Self-Care Cook Book: Easy Healing Plant Based Recipes £14.99 Urban Outfitters & Amazon

My beautiful (inside and out) friend Gemma has released a cook book and I couldn’t be more proud of her and her amazing achievement! I’ve also been lucky enough to sample her food at the many dinner parties she hosted for my family when we lived in Brighton and can attest that even the most hardy meat eaters will be converted!

Raised Spirit 100% Organic CBD Infused coconut Oil with Cacao £39.99

This is perfect to add to smoothies, home baking or simple to enjoy alone. 196ml jar  500mg of CBD, 1 teaspoon ≈ 14mg CBD

The London Cashmere Company Cashmere Lux Bed Socks £25

What could be more luxurious then cashmere socks in your stocking? Knowing they come from an ethically sourced and sustainable journey by a small family run London based company!

FRAGRANCE:

Salvatore Ferragamo Amo Limited Edition £72 House Of Fraser

Ferragamo have released their holiday limited edition bottle of Amo, this time in a metallic silver inside a luxurious red box. Perfect for the festive season and a dressing table must have!

Acqua Di Parma Signatures of the Sun Collection £197 100ml Harrods, John Lewes

I am a die hard Acqua Di Parma fan, for me they are just so incredibly luxe! The Signatures of the Sun Collection is another huge hit win me, I love the Camelia for a sophisticated feminine vibe or Ambra for a more sensual evening feel, it would also be perfect for a man owing to its masculine woody Aromatic notes.

SKINCARE:

Evolve Organic Beauty Candlelight Glow set £34

They say it’s what’s inside that counts but Evolve Beauty are proving once again that you can be beautiful on the inside as well as the outside with their stunningly packaged gift sets containing their organic beauty products that are excellent performers. I love this mask and the fact I can enjoy it with a candle for the optimum me time treat.

111 Skin Reparative Edit £370 (Worth £ ) Harrods & 111skin.co.uk

This bumper collection of super performing skincare from 111 skin contains 3x Bio Cellulose Treatment Facial Mask, Y Theorem Repair Light Serum 30ml, Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel – 15ml, Space Anti Age Day Cream – 50ml, NAC Y2 Pollution Defence Booster – 20ml, NAC Y2 Restorative Cleansing Balm – 30ml, all housed in a luxurious velvet box. The ultimate in luxury skincare.

Emma Hardie Brightening Collection £65

Having only discovered Emma Hardies Moringa Cleansing balm this year I’ve become addicted. As has my mum who I decanted half my pot too and we never agree on anything! Lol

The set comes with the balm, a cloth, rosehip seeds to turn it into an exfoliator, a pink detox clay mask and a moisture boost Vit-C Cream.

HAIR:

Instyler Max Prime Styler £89.99

I’ve not had a chance to try this yet as my 13-year-old daughter stole it and took it to her room the minute it arrived through the front door. She did emerge however with the most glossy shiny glamorous looking hair I’ve ever seen and so as soon as I can prise it from her I’ll be hoping to achieve the same glamour that she’s managed to achieve using it!

Chopstick styler £29.99 Argos

Another huge hit with my teenage daughters and I love the price point too! These are amazing at achieving super wavy hair and use a square barrel which sounds like it shouldn’t work but it does!

BEAUTY:

Lipstick Queen Saints & Sinners Collection £22 each Space NK

These Sinner collection contains 90per cent pigment while the Saint collection contains 10per cent pigment and are super moisturising and come in a wide range of colours.

Sisley Paris Les Phyto-Ombres Eye Shadows £36 each

The perfect stocking filler for beauty lovers. Highly pigmented and long lasting.

Guerlain Goldenland Palette £59 Selfridges, Harrods, Guerlain.com

The holiday season is always a big deal for Guerlain releases and this year is another cracker (pun intended!) I’m in love with this eye palette which contains 10 gorgeous shades housed in a stunning lightweight golden case.

Benefit Brow Superstars Set £55 Boots, Selfridges, John Lewis

Benefit always excel at their packaging for gift sets and this Top Hat filled with 6 of their bestselling iconic brow products is a total winner!

Code8 Iconoclast Eye Palette £45

Without a doubt on of my favourite beauty brands for 2019, this eye palette from Code8 has all the rich shades to see you through the party season and beyond!

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