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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
This is perfect to add to smoothies, home baking or simple to enjoy alone. 196ml jar ≈ 500mg of CBD, 1 teaspoon
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
The perfect stocking filler for beauty lovers. Highly pigmented and long lasting.
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 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!
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!