Affordable Luxury Christmas Gift Guide 2016

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Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year - it's a time when families come together, friends unite to exchange gifts and love, passion and togetherness combine to create the most festive, warm and beautiful atmosphere. I don't believe that Christmas gifts are THE most important factor of the festive period, but I do believe that in this day and age, they play a very big and very prominent part in the entire spirit of Christmas - this is why I have handpicked the perfect gifts that you'll want to either purchase for somebody or add to your own Christmas wish list. I'm a girl myself, so I know exactly what girls want and this is why I have put this fabulously festive and incredibly luxurious gift guide together.



I have put a massive amount of time, effort and love into this jam-packed gift guide full of affordable yet highly luxurious gifts. There really is something for every single female in this gift guide. I can guarantee that there'll be at least one product that you'll just HAVE to go out and buy.. but.. I bet you'll want more than just one. This gift guide really is the dreamiest Christmas list you could ever write. Full of skincare, makeup, luxury accessories and fun, innovative products; this gift guide may be a very long read, but it's 100% worthwhile and I can assure you, you'll want it all. Make this Christmas an opulent one, buy something for yourself and a loved one from this massive selection of goodies.

Bath & Body Gifts

Bronnley X Royal Horticultural Society

Bronnley is a luxury fragrance brand and was introduced as the original British perfumery brand and was originally founded back in 1884. This gorgeous collection is a part of Bronnley's collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society. This opulently scented collection is the Poppy Meadow Collection - this range has been formulated by Bronnley and the RHS - they work in perfect partnership to create gorgeous toiletries inspired by nature's glorious scents. This gorgeous Poppy Meadow Body Care Gift Tin is a great gift for anybody whom adores flowers, gardening or poppies. Retailing at only £20, this gift tin, is full to the brim of gorgeously scented toiletries including: 150ml Bath and Shower Gel, 150ml Body Lotion, 100g luxury bar of soap and body puff. Each product within this gorgeous tin (which is also great for storing your seeds or gardening tool in afterwards; if you or the recipient enjoy gardening of course) smells truly divine. Each product is highly moisturising and has a very high-end feel to it.


Bronnley Christmas Apple & Cinnamon Soap Bauble

This stunning Bauble by Bronnley contains a strongly fragranced Apple and Cinnamon 100g Luxury Soap. This soap smells DIVINE and I honestly cannot get enough of the scent - it's exquisite and truly addictive. Not only would these be great for Secret Santa, storing a few in your gift cupboard for those unexpected guests; but they are SO perfect as dinner table favours! This gorgeous Christmas Apple & Cinnamon Soap Bauble retails at £6.50, making it super accessible and affordable.

Molton Brown Gingerlily Hand Gift Set

Molton Brown is a brand that I and many others associate with opulent perfumery combined with luxury skincare. Give the gift of beautifully fragranced skincare this Christmas with Molton Brown's Gingerlily Hand Gift Set. Comprising of a 300ml Gingerlily Hand Wash, a 300ml Gingerlily Enriching Hand Lotion and a 40ml Gingerlily Replenishing Hand Cream - this gorgeously presented gift set comes boxed in the most gorgeous silver presentation boxed decorated with a silver ribbon and Molton Brown's signature logo covering the outer - oh so perfect for underneath the tree. The top note of this beautifully fragranced gift set is Ginger Oil; the Heart note is Exotic Tuberose; the Base note is Spicy Cedarwood and the entire fragrance contains White Lily Extract. The fragrance of these gorgeous Molton Brown hand products is of a very floral nature with a very festive twist. The Ginger notes really do contrast perfectly well with the floral notes from the White Lily and Exotic Tuberose. This gift set would make the perfect present for either gender as the fragrance could be perceived as unisex. Retailing at £40 directly from the Molton Brown website, this Limited Edition Gingerlily Hand Gift Set makes the perfect gift for the family member you might be spending the festive period with, or even your best friend who just adores the opulence and pure luxury of Molton Brown.


The Body Shop Vanilla Chai Christmas Fragrance 

The Body Shop always provide us with the most dreamy Christmas fragrances each year and this year is no different. Vanilla Chai is a gorgeous sweet yet highly festive scent comprising of hand-picked Vanilla from Madagascar, Creamy Milk, Warm Spices and a touch of Brown Sugar - this fragrance is addictive and will be to both your skin and senses. This fragrance is incredibly festive, but something that could easily be used and worn throughout the entirety of the year as the warm spices aren't as overpowering as you might think. If you're buying for somebody who adores bath and body care, is passionate about cruelty free products and adores smelling gorgeous - these incredible products are definitely for them (or for you). From a fabulous candle, to a gorgeous sugar scrub, a handy hand cream, a foaming bath and a softening body butter - The Body Shop really have created the most amazing Christmas fragrance this year. The Vanilla Chai Scented Candle retails at £10 - this candle smells absolutely divine and is so perfect to place within your bathroom whilst relaxing in a Vanilla Chai scented bath. I can't find where it states the burn time but I'm guessing it could be 40 hours, which means your entire desired room will be full of gorgeously festive fragrance for a very long while. The Vanilla Chai Sugar Scrub is SO dreamy! Highly indulgent, this gorgeously sugary scrub will remove the top layer of any dead skin cells to reveal a silky smooth and extremely sweet smelling skin. The Vanilla Chai hand cream is one of my favourite products from this range as it's cute and handy design means I can carry it with me wherever I go - college, trips away, coffee dates or long beach walks - and it means that the gorgeous scent of Vanilla Chai will never be too far away from me. The Vanilla Chai Foaming Bath is divine. I am a sucker for a bubble bath, I have two each day, and this gorgeous bathing accompaniment really does ensure I feel pampered, incredibly relaxed and ready for the cold winter day ahead. Finally, the Vanilla Chai Softening Body Butter is incredibly thick, intense and highly moisturising. A formula which is far thicker than the hand cream and a little more intense; this beautiful body butter is perfect for the cold winter nights when your skin has been exposed to the frosty weather all day long. I adore using this body butter on my knees, elbows and knuckles; especially when they become dry throughout November and December. The Vanilla Chai range by The Body Shop would make the most incredible gift of body and skincare this Christmas. Sweet Vanilla teamed with musky warm spices to create the most indulgent and luxurious range. 



Luxury Makeup Gifts


Spectrum Marbleous Brushes

There isn't a girl I know that wouldn't want to receive a set of Spectrum Collections brushes for Christmas (boys, take note). Spectrum Collections create some of the most photogenic and instagramable makeup brushes imaginable. The brushes featured above are from their Marblelous collection - this is the 'Sculpt Set' along with their gorgeous Marble print makeup bag. These brushes are incredible - they ensure your makeup is applied seamlessly, the brushes are easy to hold and not to mention they're absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. These two products would make THE perfect gift for any makeup lover, aspiring makeup artist, beauty blogger or young girl whom is just starting to wear makeup. The Sculpt Set from the Marbleous range retails at £39.99 and the Marbleous Makeup Bag retails at £16.99 - both of these prices are reasonable and affordable - plus, the recipient of the gift would be ecstatic, trust me!


Too Faced Merry Macarons Christmas Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced is a brand I have loved for many years, although until getting this palette, I hadn't ever tried one of their eyeshadow palettes. Too Faced are known for their dreamy packaging and sweet smelling eyeshadow palettes and this palette did not disappoint. The sweet smell of Vanilla, the pastel packaging and the most adorable colour combination of highly pigmented shadows; this perfectly packaged gift is everything a girl could possibly want for Christmas. 7 shimmery shades, 5 matte shades and a miniature of their 'Better Than Sex' mascara - this gift set will most likely be on every girl's Christmas list. TOP ROW SWATCHES: Coconut, Dulce De Leche, Banana Cream, Almond Mocha. MIDDLE ROW SWATCHES: Champagne Rose, Mint Chocolate, Tiramisu, Chocolate Raspberry. BOTTOM ROW SWATCHES: Praline, Honey Lavender, Violet Cassis, Cookies and Cream. Retailing at £28, the Merry Macarons Holiday 2016 Palette is the perfect gift for any girl of any age.


Reiss Nail Polish AW16 Collection

Reiss is a UK-based fashion brand which produces high quality, on-trend clothing garments for both men and women. This Christmas, Reiss have come up with the most gorgeous collection of AW16 nail paints to please any woman's taste. 4 high quality nail polishes; a Rose, a Gold, a Burgundy and a Nude. These four staple nail colours will team with almost any outfit and any mood. These nail polishes come presented beautifully in a fabulous marble print presentation box - this gift really is Instagram worthy! I'd recommend buying this fabulous nail polish set for any sophisticated woman who loves to look well put together. The Reiss Nail Paint AW16 Collection is available from Boots for £20 (this gift is on 3 for 2 mix and match), this fabulous stocking filler would definitely please that lovely lady in your life.

Pixi Fairy Dust Favourites in 'Metallic Warmth'

Pixie by Petra is a brand that is known and loved very much within the world of beauty. High quality makeup and skincare with gorgeous results; Pixi is a brand I just adore. For Christmas 2016, they have a glorious range of products from skincare sets which include their gorgeous Glow Tonic and fabulous makeup sets too. This incredible stack of Fairy Dust by Pixi is a true gem. Pixi's Fairy Dust is incredible - highly pigmented, super blendable and incredibly shimmery (not to mention, a very little goes a very, very long way), so for them to have created such a gorgeous stack of their best loved formula is just incredible. This stack is called 'Metallic Warmth' and features an array of metallic shades to compliment all of your Autumnal eye looks. The shades include: Sheer Peach Glow, a gorgeous iridescent light peach with gold undertones; True Bronze, a beautiful copper shade that sparkles and shimmers when the catches it; Ruby Sheen, a deep ruby toned rust shade that looks gorgeous teamed with a touch of black on the outer V; Sunkissed Amber, a depthy metallic brown that adds bucket loads of depth, especially when teamed with True Bronze and finally, Black Pearl, a different kind of black - not your stereotypical black eyeshadow - depthy yet airy, super shimmery and not too harsh. Retailing at £12, this gorgeously packaged collection of metallic pigments is THE perfect stocking filler for any makeup junkie!


Benefit Blushin' Babe Cheek Palette

Benefit are a brand that ever girl knows and loves. Known for their gorgeous packaging, high-quality, high-end makeup and some of the most sought after products ever, if you get a girl a Benefit Christmas Gift this year, she'll love you forever. This gorgeous cheek palette is full to the brim with dreamy blushes and bronzers, not to mention a highlighter, mascara and gel eyeliner! Blushin' Babe by Benefit is a part of their Christmas 2016 gift range, which is dreamy beyond words. Vivid colours, a funky design, cute illustrations and incredible packaging that really jumps out at you - Benefit really have pulled out all of the stops this year to bring us the most colourful and fun Christmas collection! The contents of this amazing Cheek Palette are as follows: Sugarbomb (a beautifully soft and sugary quad of blushes to make your cheeks pop and glow), Rockateur (a beautiful rose gold powder that ensures you glow all day long), CORALita (a coral toned blush to warm up your complexion and add tons of dimension)  Dandelion (baby pink powder which works well as an all-over finishing powder or as a stand alone blush), Hoola (matte bronzing powder - great for contouring those cheek bones), Watts Up! (use on your brow bones, cupids bow and cheek bones - perfect for highlighting and strobing), They're Real Push Up Liner Mini and They're Real Mascara Mini. The Blushin' Babe Cheek Palette retails at £29.50 but is worth over £97!!! Grab this while you can girls!



Affordable Makeup Gifts



Sleek Face of The Day

Sleek released their first Christmas Gift range this year and I for one was incredibly excited. Sleek are an incredible high quality drugstore makeup brand. I and thousands of other makeup enthusiasts across the country absolutely adore Sleek and their eyeshadows, lipsticks and other fabulous products. Featured below is their 'Face of The Day' collection which comprises of 4 incredible products that every single girl or makeup loving boy will absolutely love to open on Christmas Day morning: Au Naturel i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette, Lip Vip Lipstick in Nightspot, Barekissed Liquid Illuminator in Monaco and Full Fat Lash Mascara in Black. The gorgeous palette is the perfect staple palette for each and every month throughout the year - so this is a perfect gift as it definitely won't go to waste! With very light shades, medium shades and dark shades, shimmery shades, matte shades and metallic shades; this palette is all you could wish for and more! The Lip Vip Lipstick in Nightspot is the most gorgeous and bright cherry red, which is super eye-catching and incredibly sultry. As this gift contains some deep eyeshadow shades and a very bright red lipstick, I would aim this gift towards the older teenagers (and up) rather than younger, but that's my personal opinion - it's completely up to you what you buy for whom. 


The Body Shop

Cruelty Free Makeup is very popular amongst young people these days, as are liquid matte lipsticks and high quality makeup brushes. This gorgeous selection featured below includes some of the most on-trend and high-quality makeup products that you or a loved one will absolutely adore. The Body Shop recently released some brand new Matte Liquid Lipsticks in 12 gorgeous and highly on trend shades. Below I have 4 of their fabulous shades: Sydney Amaryllis (a gorgeous red which isn't too deep nor too light), Sicily Iris (a deep berry tone with undertones of brown), Crete Carnation (a beautifully light and airy nude which rivals Kylie Jenner's signature look) and Magnolia (a classic berry tone - perfect for Autumn). These lipsticks retail at £6 each which is incredibly decent and very good value, especially for a stocking filler. Also featured below, a gorgeous poppy red nail polish from their Colour Crush Winter Trend Collection in Red Bellious - this is a very powerful red and so perfect for any strong, independent female who loves to feel powerful. This nail polish retails at £5 from The Body Shop. The perfect traditional red lipstick to accompany this nail polish is from their Matte Lipstick range in New Orleans Scarlett - the nail polish and lipstick team perfectly together and I can't stop wearing them! I am a massive lover of red lips and nails and would be blown away to receive these two products for Christmas, so if you know anyone who adores wearing a bold lip and nail, this duo is for you! This gorgeous red lipstick retails at only £8. Also featured below, some staple makeup brushes. These brushes are super soft and apply your makeup amazingly well. They look very natural and classy too! Below I have the following brushes: Smudger Brush, Crease Brush, Point Highlighter Brush, Double-Ended Eye Shadow Brush and Blending Brush. These brushes retail from £8 - £12, so they are very affordable and highly accessible.

Leighton Denny

Leighton Denny is a brand I adore very much. Known for being one of the UK's leading nail and beauty experts, Leighton Denny's brand is highly well-known and well-loved also. These three gorgeous products by Leighton Denny would make the most gorgeous gift for any female who adores a bold lip and a fruity yet flirty fragrance. Light and Dark Delightful - Leighton Denny's latest Eau De Parfum is a gorgeously vivid and bright, fruity and flirty fragrance. With Top notes of Ah Ping, Blood Orange, Watermelon & Red Apple; Heart notes of Mirabilis Jasmine, Lotus Flower & Pink Violet and Base notes of Sweet Musk, Cream Vanilla & Light Coconut Sorbet. As you can tell from the notes within this gorgeous fragrance, this EDP is incredibly fruity and highly juicy - it's a perfect pick me up from the cold winter months. I adore the colour of this fragrance and of course the scent; it's incredibly addictive and always leaves me wanting more! Retailing at £43.50 - Light and Dark Delightful makes the perfect gift this Christmas. Now for the two gorgeous lip products featured below - Leighton Denny's Lip Duals! The Lip Dual by Leighton Denny comprises of a lip stain and a lipstick - the two products combined creates the most durable lip look that stays in place all day. The deep berry shade is 'High Profile', this is a Sheen shade, which means it never looks dull or matte. High Profile is a beautiful metallic berry shade which is perfect for evening wear. The next shade which is a coral toned peach, is 'Impeccable Pink', this is a Matte shade, which is perfect for any girl who wants to achieve Kylie Jenner's signature matte lip.


Skincare Gifts



Magnitone

If you're buying for somebody who adores skincare and/or has troublesome skin - this is the perfect gift for them (or for you). Magnitone are an incredible brand and their products are first class. This is their Rose Quartz BareFaced! Magnitone from their extra special Precious Collection. A beautiful pearlescent pink facial brush which looks gorgeous and most importantly, makes YOU look and feel gorgeous. The Magnitone is fully waterproof and boasts of a magnetic charger, interchangeable facial brush heads as well as cleaning your skin deeply, efficiently and properly. The Magnitone BareFaced! removes every teeny tiny bit of dirt from deep down in your pores. Their award winning Vibra-Sonic technology comprises of sonic oscillations and pulsed vibrations to not only deep clean your entire face but to tone and massage your face too! With the Magnitone and your favourite skin cleanser, your skin will be looking and feeling its best in next to no time at all. I have found that since using my Magnitone - my spots and acne have cleared up massively! So if you know a teenager who suffers with acne or spot-prone skin, this would also be a great gift for them. Most people use their hands or a muslin cloth to 'deep clean' their skin - but in my eyes, nothing beats using a Magnitone. Using a Magnitone means your skin is getting the best of both words - incredibly deep-cleansed skin which has also been massaged and had its own 'mini workout' - impressive right? The Magnitone Barefaced! from their extra special Precious Collection retails at £70 and includes the two mode Vibra-Sonic facial brush, wireless USB charger, travel bag, Active clean brush head, 12 month warranty and MyMagnitone Membership. You can purchase this gorgeous Magnitone BaredFaced! in two different colours from their new Precious Collection - Rose Quartz or Glittery Gold.



UrbanVeda Daily Purifying Facial Wash

A gorgeously fragranced and highly rejuvenating facial wash which works amazingly well in conjunction with the Magnitone featured above, UrbanVeda's Daily Purifying Facial Wash contains Neem and Bioactive Botanicals of Wild Mint, Eucalyptus and Witch Hazel - these ingredients make this product perfect for spotty and oily skin (perfect for a teen whom suffers with acne). As this fabulous facial wash contains Neem, which is known for removing and clearing blackheads and excess sebum, after using this gel-like facial wash, your skin will feel rejuvenated, toned and look incredibly clear - especially after one week of use. The ingredients within this facial wash will also banish shine from your skin to ensure your skin isn't oily nor dry. Retailing at £11.99 by UrbanVeda, this incredible Daily Purifying Facial Wash is available from LoveLula. If the person you are buying for doesn't have spot/oil prone skin but they adore facial washes; UrbanVeda have a massive selection of facial washes to cater for all skincare needs including dehydrated skin and stressed skin.

Nügg Winter Glow Kit
Nügg Face Masks are incredibly hydrating and replenishing. Unlike other face masks on the market, Nügg's masks are of a gel-like consistency, which means they don't try out your skin like some clay masks can - instead they revive, replenish and hydrate. Their face masks also smell divine - so it's a win-win! Within this gorgeous little Winter Glow Kit, there are 3 different types of face masks, of which you get two of each: Revitalising Flaxseed & Peppermint Oil, Hydrating Camellia Seed Oil & Spirulina Extract and Exfoliating Cranberry Seed Oil & Jojoba Beads. The Nügg Winter Glow Kit retails at £19.00 and is available from Selfridges and Fenwick, Brent Cross. This gorgeous mask kit would be perfect for any teen with troublesome skin (boy or girl) TOP TIP: If you were to host a Christmas dinner party for a few friends you could include a face mask in each of the Christmas crackers!



Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Products

Throughout the colder months, our skin can suffer terribly; which is why we need a helping hand. If you know somebody who suffers with dry skin, psoriasis or somebody who spends a lot of their time outside in the cold air during the winter months, these two products would make the perfect stocking filler and skin saviour. Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour products (specifically her original Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant) was initially formulated in 1930 by Ms. Arden herself to soothe skin - it soon became a huge success and took the beauty world by storm. Below are two incredible products. The first being Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream Intensive Daily Moisturiser for Face - perfect for anybody who suffers with dehydrated skin, rough patches or even somebody who has oily skin; as this often means their skin is actually lacking some key nutrients and hydration! This facial moisturiser with a difference, is in the 50ml size and retails at £30. Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant is a brilliant skin saviour - perfect for dry, cracked heels, knuckles, knees and elbows, this multitasking miracle cream can also heal your cracked lips that may be sore from the freezing cold British winter. Retailing at £26 for a 50ml tube (pictured below to the left is a 30ml tube and is only available in gift sets), this incredible skin protectant and healer, works miracles in just eight hours.



Lulu's Timebomb

This fabulous and innovative anti-ageing moisturiser by Lulu's Timebomb would make the perfect gift for any beauty conscious woman. Most women dread ageing, but a fair few of us detest it and will try anything to stop the clock - this is where the Powerball Intensive Moisturiser comes into play. The Powerball Intensive Moisturiser defeats acute and chronic dehydration, it also restores soft and smooth skin whilst locking in moisture. Within this incredible product there is a blend of 21 natural hydrating agents that act to retain the water within your skin - our skin's cell structure is made from 64% water, which is why it is vital for us to retain, protect and refill our cells with water and hydration. If you know someone who is very age aware and is always trying out new skincare products to banish wrinkles, age spots and dry, parched areas; this intensive moisturiser is for them! Retailing at £36 for a tub that will last for ages, this gorgeously presented moisturiser would make an amazing gift for an aunt, mum, big sister or even nan!



Elemis Joyful Glow Candle

A gorgeously fragrant candle that infuses your home with a festive and warm scent containing notes of vanilla, orange and cinnamon, this gorgeous spa-like candle will bring your bathroom to life and set the scene for an evening of me-time and dedicated pampering. This candle by Elemis would make the perfect gift for any woman who adores spending time at the spa or maybe for somebody who doesn't have the time to go to a spa - bring the spa to them! Perfect for the festive season, this warm and aromatic candle comes perfectly presented in the most opulent silver mirrored glass holder inside the most luxuriously textured turquoise box. This candle burns for 40 hours and is 230g. Retailing at £27.50 but currently on offer from allbeauty.com for only £23.95, grab Elemis' Joyful Glow Candle, which is both affordable and luxurious for a loved one today.


Magic Organic Apothecary's Daily Cleansing Ritual

Magic Organic Apothecary's Daily Cleansing Ritual Green Balm set is a gorgeous gift for any skincare addict - especially those with problematic skin. Presented beautifully in an organic looking tube box with an adorable illustration the contents of this set are as follows: a gorgeously soft Bamboo face cloth and a 50ml pot of their signature Green Balm. This incredible balm will give your skin a balancing deep cleanse whilst removing any excess oils and impurities. To use this wonder product you simply warm a little balm between your fingers until an oil is formed, you then smear the oil over your eye makeup and wipe away, smear a little more oil all over your face and massage in before dipping the bamboo cloth into hot water and pressing the oil off, finally dip your bamboo cloth in cold water and press over face - ta-dah! Clear skin in an instant! MOA's Daily Cleansing Ritual Retails at only £17.50 and is available from LoveLula.



Pacifica

Pacifica is such a gorgeous brand which is also majorly underrated. I can't get enough of the products that this brand create. Elegance and beauty, Pacifica's products and the packaging they come presented in are beyond beautiful. Pacifica was inspired by a day on the beach, creating memories and experiences whilst going on a journey, Pacifica aim to take you on a journey with their products. Below I have their gorgeous Waikiki Pikake Spray Perfume in 28ml. The Waikiki Pikake fragrance is incredibly sensual and exotic, this perfume contains Sandalwood and some floral notes too, which makes this scent incredibly sexy, deep and musky. Retailing at £20 for the 28ml spray bottle or £10 for the solid perfume, both from LoveLula, either of these perfume forms would make the perfect table favour if you were to host an opulent dinner party.


TurBliss Bioactive Peat Toner

100% Pure Peat water cleanses, refreshens, tones and revitalises your skin. This gorgeous toning water by TurBliss minimises your pores, evens out your skin tone and your skin's texture too. Since using this my skin is smoother, softer and less oily. This toning water is a living product which means your skin is getting the freshest most concentrated treatment possible. Perfect for anyone who loves skincare, this 100% Pure Peat Toning Water by TurBliss retails at £16 from LoveLula



Luxury Gift Ideas for the classy lady 



Fossil Ladies' Abeline Chronograph Watch

Watches are a very prominent part of any outfit. I believe that the right watch can complete an outfit and that's why it's so important to own at least one high-end, well crafted, incredibly classic timepiece. Fossil are a brand that I personally adore a lot, having worn their watches for the past four years, I believe their watches to be classy yet casual and I just cannot get enough of them. I handpicked Fossil's Abeline Chronograph Watch as the perfect gift for any female who adores casual classiness, as it combines the highly on trend rose gold detailing, with a laid-back cream leather strap and an off-white dial - these colourings and details fusioned together really do create a must-have watch that can be worn with almost any outfit to ensure that the outfit looks complete. The Fossil Ladies' Abeline Chronograph Watch retails at only £100 and is available from watchshop.com. If you're buying for an aunty, cousin, best friend or girlfriend - this watch would make the most fitting gift for any lady who adores high fashion with a laid-back and highly casual feel.


Marc Jacobs Decadence 50ml Gift Set

Incredibly luxurious and highly decadent, this fragrance really is for the classy lady - the lady you know who works hard, adores all things relating to opulence, loves to shop and follows the latest trends. Marc Jacobs is a brand we all associate with luxury and this fragrance does not disappoint. With Top notes of Iris, Saffron and Plum; Heart notes of Iris, Jasmine & Bulgarian Rose and Base notes of Papyrus, Vetiver and Liquid Amber. This glamorous perfume was developed by Master Perfumer Annie Buzantian in collaboration with Marc Jacobs and Ann Gottlieb. The clever design and craftsmanship of the bottle was inspired by Marc Jacob's love of fashion and the iconic design of his handbags. With an opulent gold chain and silk black tassel - this incredible handbag shaped bottle really is perfect for any lady whom adores fashion. The scent of this gorgeous fragrance stays all day long without fail, ensures I feel powerful, feminine and glamorous whilst enticing other people in when they ask what fragrance I am wearing - this fragrance is incredibly enviable and highly addictive - I just cannot stop wearing it. Retailing at £75.00 but currently on offer at Fragrance Direct for £63.95 - Marc Jacob's Decadence 50ml Gift Set is perfect for any female who adores woody fragrances, high-end fashion and quirky bottles that give a nod to the fashion world.


Yankee Candle All is Bright Large Jar

Everybody loves Yankee Candle - a brand that was founded in 1969 and a brand thats popularity will not stop growing. This gorgeous large jar in the fragrance 'All is Bright' is a fabulously unique festive scent. Yankee Candle's festive fragrances are usually very food themed and consist of gingerbread, cinnamon and berries - yet this fragrance is completely different. 'All is Bright' is refreshing and incredibly citrusy with a light musky undertone; unique yet absolutely exquisite and a scent I can't get enough of! This candle doesn't look like the stereotypical 'Christmas' candle, which makes this a great gift, as it can be burnt all year around without looking or smelling out of place. Retailing at £21.99, All is Bright by Yankee Candle makes the perfect mid-price yet highly luxurious stocking filler!



BKLYN Luxe Fur Bobble Hat

Buying for your partner's younger sister this Christmas? Unsure what to get her? Wanting to impress her with your teen know-how and understanding? This classy and classic BKLYN Bobble Hat would be the perfect gift for any female of any age as it's such a luxe and high-end piece, younger females would especially adore this, especially those whom may be at school and enduring long walks early in the frosty mornings. I got this hat a fair few months ago in preparation for the winter months and I just had to include it. BKYLN stock a range of different coloured fur bobble hats to suit everybody's sense of style, check out the full range here. BKLYN's fur bobble hats retail at around £49.


JORD Watch

JORD are a brand I have adored for absolutely ages. I have been wearing their watches for two years and now couldn't imagine my wrist without a wooden timepiece. Unusual, unique and incredibly luxurious JORD's wooden watches scream opulence and classiness. This watch really is for the woman or man (they also stock a massive selection of watches for men) whom has everything. If you're buying for somebody that you want to impress, this watch is the gift you'll be wanting to give. The watch featured below is the female's Frankie timepiece; this watch retails at around £150, but is a gift that the recipient will wear with pride and remember forever.


Calvin Klein Euphoria 100ml

A classic fragrance by the one and only Calvin Klein - Euphoria is a scent that is incredibly fun and extremely enticing. With notes of Pomegranate, Black Orchid and Creamy Accord, this sensual and exotic fragrance is perfect for day and night. Euphoria would make the perfect gift for that someone very special who has exquisite taste, enjoys opulence and exotic scents. This perfume stays on all day long, doesn't wear off and clings to your senses. Euphoria will quickly become the recipients new signature scent. The ornate silver mirrored and berry toned bottle will look beautiful upon your dressing table. Usually retailing at £70.00 but currently on offer at £37.50 from FragranceDirect.co.uk, Euphoria in 100ml by Calvin Klein would make the perfect gift for your mother, especially if she enjoys scents like Obsession and Armani Si. 


Funky and Fun Stocking Fillers



Moschino Fresh Couture 50ml Gift Set

Moschino is a brand I have adored for years and a brand that's becoming extremely popular with the young people of today. This gorgeous fragrance by Moschino was designed by their creative director; Jeremy Scott - his inspiration was to juxtapose the most mundane product - the household cleaner - with something precious, the juice of Moschino's luxury fragrance. Genius, right? This gorgeous fragrance comes in a substantial 50ml size, alongside a 50ml Body Lotion and a 50ml Body Wash - each product smells simply exquisite. With Top notes of Mandarin Orange, Bergamot and Ylang Ylang; Heart notes of White Peony, Raspberry and Osmanthus and Base notes of Cedar Wood, Patchouli and Ambrox. This fragrance is fresh with a slight muskiness, super playful and incredibly feminine. The accompanying bath and body products are just as fragranced as the Eau De Toilette itself, which is great if you want triple the impact; body wash, body lotion, perfume on top - tah-dah! The fragrance itself is strong in the best way imaginable and will last all day long - perfect for a busy woman who is always on the go. Retailing at £50 from Boots, this gorgeous Moschino Fresh Couture gift set makes the perfect gift for any busy woman on the go, who detests cleaning but adores luxury.



Hershey's Movie Mix Lip Balm Gift Set

This fun, exciting and lip licking gift set by Hershey's is a fabulous gift for anybody of any age, especially if they enjoy the fun factor within cosmetics. Containing 5 incredible lip products; 2 glosses and 3 balms - this jam-packed lip gift set is full to the brim with fantastically mouthwateringly delicious flavours. Within this fabulous gift set there are 2 lip glosses in the flavours: Jolly Rancher (a gorgeous cherry flavoured clear gloss) and Hershey's Syrup (a chocolate syrup flavoured gloss which tastes incredible). The 3 lip balms within this set are in the flavours: Hershey's Kisses (which is a brown coloured balm but appears transparent on the lips and tastes like the real thing), Reese's (this lip balm is bright orange, appears transparent and tastes exactly like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, mmmmm!) and Jolly Rancher (a bright purple lip balm which tastes very sweet indeed and exactly like grapes). Retailing at only £12 from Claire's Accessories or Accessorize online, this fabulous gift set by Hershey's makes the perfect stocking filler, especially for kids and teens (although I adore this set so much and wouldn't mind finding it in my stocking!).


LUSH Christmas Goodies

LUSH - everybody adores LUSH at Christmas time. Actually, I am pretty sure that everybody adores LUSH all through the year. Getting your dearest friend, sister, cousin or mum a bundle of LUSH goodies would make the perfect gift as their products are fun, innovative, they all smell delicious and they all ensure our skin is looking, feeling and smelling its best. Below I have 4 amazing Christmas themed products from LUSH, these four products would make the perfect bundle for any girl who adores pampering herself, and these are four products that are a 'safe' buy for anybody who is unfamiliar with LUSH but knows somebody who would love something from them this Christmas. Below I have two products from their Snow Fairy range (their best loved Christmas range and the range every girl is sure to adore) - consisting of a bubblegum pink appearance, Snow Fairy also smells exactly how it looks. The scent of candy floss and bubble-gum will fill your bathtub as the gorgeous glimmering lustre will caress your skin to ensure you sparkle all day or all night. First up, the Snow Fairy Shower Gel - this is a fan favourite and a true winner amongst LUSH's Christmas Collection. Highly popular and sweetly scented, the Snow Fairy Shower Gel (which can also double up as a bubble bath) creates a bubbly lather, leaves you smelling sweet, your skin feeling soft and your skin and bath tub sparkling. Retailing at £7.95 for 250g (pictured below), this pocket-friendly present will definitely put a smile on somebody's face! Next up we have the Snow Fairy Body Conditioner. This body conditioner is a product you smooth over the entirety of your skin to ensure your whole body is feeling smooth, head to toe. With the exact same fragrance as all of the other Snow Fairy products, this fabulous conditioner for your skin will not only leave your skin feeling smooth but your skin will smell good enough to eat too! Retailing at £13.95 for a big 'ole 225g tub of this amazing Snow Fairy Body Conditioner, this will last you for AGES as it is also a self-preserving product - but remember, it's best used fresh. Moving onto another fairy, this fairy is the Sugar Plum Fairy and she will sooth and smooth your lips. Every girl of any age adores these sugar scrubs - take my word for it. Caster sugar teamed with a regal purple colouring, teamed with the flavour of blackcurrant = silky smooth lips and a delicious sweet treat. You simply scrub on a little bit (or a lot) of the Sugar Plum Fairy onto your lips, scrub in and lick off. Retailing at £5.75, this gorgeous little sweet treat will make the perfect stocking filler. Now moving onto the final product from LUSH - this product is from their 'FUN' range. FUN is a play-dough-esque product which triples up as a body wash and a shampoo too! This is their 'Elf On The Shelf' a fun and exciting bathing accompaniment that can be moulded into an elf and then you can even sit him on your shelf. Not only is this product fun but it also smells amazing - citrus tones combined with cinnamon ensure your elf will smell just like Christmas. I can't wait to make an Elf nearer Christmas and sit him in my bathroom. This fun and exciting bathing product would make the perfect stocking filler for any adult who loves having fun or ANY child - they will honestly ADORE this. Retailing at £5.95 this fabulous Elf will put a smile on anybody's face this Christmas. 


Flamingo Candles

Flamingo Candles - a brand I have admired for ages and a brand that's incredibly sassy and on-trend. If you know somebody who is obsessed with candles and Instagram, why not get them the most Insatrgamable candles about? Below I have two of their fabulous new Autumn/Winter 2016 candles - the first one being their Salted Caramel Apple scented soy wax candle with a cute metallic green Parasaurolophus on the front and the second being their Mermaid Tears scented soy wax candle with the most gorgeous metallic pink shell on the front. These candles are so fun, smell delicious and look ever so sassy. Each of these candles has an average burn time of 50 hours, which is actually pretty amazing considering how cute and small they may first appear. These candles each retail at £12, which I feel is very decent price. The Salted Caramel Apple candle is incredibly sweet and very Apple-y indeed with a slight hint of musk and vanilla, the gorgeous green wax looks funky and bright - perfect for anybody who loves dinosaurs, the colour green or a bright pink room (as the green would compliment fuchsia pink SO well!). The Mermaid Tears candle smells absolutely amazing - this candle is really up my street. The notes within this candle are as follows: Blackcurrant, Orange, Vanilla and Lemon - as you can tell this candle is very fruity but also incredibly fresh. The lilac wax teamed with the beautiful metallic pink shell adds a little bit of mermaid magic and of course lots of sass too! If you're buying for somebody who adores unicorns, mermaids and all things Instagramable, I recommend getting them this gorgeous Mermaid Tears candle from Flamingo Candles as well as the Spectrum Collections Marbleous brush set (featured further up this post) as these two products would make the most mermaid-tastic, aesthetically pleasing gift ever!


Haircare Gifts 



Lee Stafford Academy Straighteners

Electrical beauty products are always a big hit at Christmas. Girls adore receiving a new hair dryer or pair of straighteners - especially when they're as sleek and professional as these gorgeously classy Lee Stafford Academy Straighteners. They heat up in just 10 seconds, the iron plates are made from nano silver titanium which ensures the heat is distributed evenly over the plates to provide the most efficient, quick and silky straight style imaginable. The straighteners themselves are super streamline and gorgeously classy - matte black with hot pink accents. The lengthy and professional swivel cord allows easy and flexible styling anywhere in your home. The Academy Straightener heats up to a maximum of 230 degrees - perfect for thicker, longer hair and a minimum of 80 degrees - perfect for finer hair. Not only does this gorgeous Academy Straightener by Lee Stafford straighten your hair to a poker straight style, but if you would rather a wavy, tousled style, these straighteners are super easy to create gorgeous loose curls with! The Academy Straightner by Lee Stafford retails at £79.95 and is available from John Lewis. (This product includes a 5 year guarantee). The Academy Straightener by Lee Stafford would make the perfect gift for any girl (or guy) who takes pride in their appearance and loves to style their hair.


Unwash

If you're buying for somebody whom loves to try new and innovative products, Unwash is definitely for them. Featured below is their Try Me Kit - perfect for the recipient to try out Unwash's products before delving in completely. Unwash are a US brand that have recently made the leap over to the UK. Featured within the Try Me Kit are the following products: Bio-Cleansing Conditioner which can be used daily for gentle cleanse; Anti-Residue Cleanse which can be used weekly, especially when your hair feels weighed down or limp and the Hydrating Masque which can be used less frequently (maybe fortnightly) to balance your hair. Unwash use no harsh chemicals within their products, perfect for those with a sensitive scalp! Retailing at £20, Unwash's Try Me Kit makes a gorgeously fresh stocking filler!




Toni&Guy X Roksanda Range

Toni&Guy have also teamed up with the one and only Roksanda. Roksanda is a very well-established and incredibly renowned fashion designer and a big hit with women whom are looking for an effortlessly modern and chic look. This range is incredibly funky and chic - a collection of designs that females will adore. The bright and funky colours are modern and fresh too, perfect for young females whom are modern and independent. This collection was backstage at London Fashion Week, so if you have a fashion conscious family member who adores being on trend and having the latest 'must-have' products, this range is for her or him. Available from Boots, this Limited Edition Roksanda Range by Toni&Guy is affordable and contains some of the most incredible haircare products. Below I have a few products from the collaboration including Toni&Guy's Intense Softness Shampoo and Conditioner, their 3D Volumiser Spray, their Sea Salt Texturising Spray and their Wave Memorising Balm.


Ashley Williams for Toni&Guy

If you're buying for somebody who loves to take pride in their appearance and hair, travels regularly and adores bright popping colours and funky designs, this gift is for them. Comprising of three incredible hair products that will volumise and care for your hair - this gorgeous collaboration gift set by Toni&Guy and Ashley Williams is bright, funky and bang on trend. The contents of this fuchsia pink and super versatile makeup/toiletry bag are as follows: Volume Addiction 50ml Shampoo, Volume Addiction 50ml Conditioner and 3D Volumiser Spray 150ml. The products work incredibly well and give your hair a much needed boost without weighing it down. The products smell divine too, which is a great added bonus. The Ashley Williams for Toni&Guy Limited Edition Washbag retails at only £12 from Boots, this little bag full of hair luxury is perfect for a stocking filler for someone who has very fine, lifeless hair or as a gift for your best friend who adores keeping her hair in tip-top condition.

















Tangle Angel + Tangle Cherub

Tangle Angel is a brand founded by Celebrity hairdresser Richard Ward; These two brushes that are featured are the Tangle Angel in 'Precious Pink' and the Tangle Cherub in 'WOW! White'. These two brushes make perfect gifts, stocking fillers or even table presents - they are gorgeous, work efficiently and whoever you'd be giving one of these to, would be very happy indeed. They also don't break the bank! The Tangle Angel photographed below is in a gorgeous pearlescent pink this is the original size that Richard Ward created - the perfect size for anybody of any age and any hair type, and so perfect to sit upon your dressing table. The Tangle Angel's size is 187mm tall - a substantial height which is perfect for everyday use. The Tangle Angel retails at £14.95, the price makes this brush the perfect stocking filler or secret santa gift. The Tangle Cherub is considerably smaller than the Angel, the cherub is 148mm tall, which makes this the perfect size for your handbag, makeup bag or cosmetics bag; I adore taking this little brush to college with me as it's the perfect size to carry around without it taking up too much space. Although smaller, the Cherub still works just as well. The Cherub is also perfect for younger children as it's easy to hold and doesn't tug on your hair. The Tangle Cherub retails at £9.95, which is an outstanding price for such a gorgeous brush. I've been using brushes from Tangle Angel for the past 4 months and I don't think I could live without them! Either of these brushes would make the perfect gift for any female you may be buying for this Christmas - they're not going to break the bank, yet they look as though they could!


Stocking Fillers



Love Me Beauty Subscription Bag

Give the gift of regular beauty surprises right through your loved one's letterbox this Christmas. Love Me Beauty is a monthly beauty subscription which allows you to choose from a selection of beauty goodies each month. I received the #nightfalledit beauty bag which was full to the brim of gorgeous cosmetics including a beautiful full size OPI nail polish in the shade Russian Navy, a mini of BareMineral's best selling mascara, Lash Domination, another mini by BareMinerals - their Skinlongevity, a Caudalie hand cream and two incredible EcoTools makeup brushes. The products come packaged in the most gorgeous presentation makeup bag - the bag has a different design each month. If you want to give the gift of beauty for 3 months (worth £147) it will only cost you £30 plus p+p, 6 months (worth £294) will set you back only £60 plus p+p and giving the gift of beauty for 12 months (worth £588) will cost you £120 plus p+p. Click here to subscribe to Love Me Beauty for a loved one. Use code mollieq20 to receive 20% off of your order with Love Me Beauty.


BEE GOOD Lip Balm Trio

This cute honeycomb shaped gift that can hang from the Christmas tree and makes the perfect tree present or stocking filler for anybody - male or female - whom may suffer with dry/chapped lips. Bee Good is a gorgeous brand which specialises in using the precious ingredients from British beehives to treat skin's worries and woes. This beautiful lip balm trio by Bee Good is a gorgeous little gift which contains 3 beautifully flavoured, sophisticated lip balms. The flavours are as follows: Raspberry & White Chocolate, Lime Blossom & Honey and Vanilla & Honey. These lip balms are highly replenishing and contain British beeswax to sooth and protect dry, cracked and chapped lips. Retailing at £10 from LoveLula, the Bee Good Lip Balm Trio is a cute little tree present that would please any busy bee who needs a little TLC this winter.


BEE GOOD Honey and Propolis 2-in1 Cream Cleanser with pure muslin cloth

Bee Good also stock a gorgeous cream cleanser containing Honey and Propolis, complete with a pure muslin face cloth. Propolis is what Bees produce to cover their beehives - Propolis protects the hive from bacteria, which is why it is so perfect for treating acne and spot prone skin. This beautiful cream cleanser containing Honey and Propolis makes a great stocking filler for any beauty junkie or skincare addict. This cream cleanser teamed with the pure muslin cloth sweeps away any makeup, impurities and dead skin cells to reveal beautifully silky, smooth and clear skin. Retailing at £11.50 from LoveLula, this gorgeous organic skincare product is packaged gorgeously and won't break the bank either. The Bee Good Honey and Propolis 2-in1 Cream Cleanser with pure muslin cloth would make a beautiful gift for your best friend who adores organic skincare!


Wow, you made it! You made it to the end of this absolutely HUUUGE and super luxurious Christmas Gift Guide, well done, you definitely deserve a medal, it was a very long read, indeed! I really hope that you've either just finished your 'Christmas Presents To Buy:' list or maybe even your very own personal 'Christmas List' - let me know below. I've been working on this project for the past 2 months and it's been SO fun, I've enjoyed choosing the brands and products to feature within this gift guide and I really do hope you've enjoyed reading it and gazing at the gorgeous photographs too.

Let me know in the comments what you've put on your Christmas List and what you'll be buying for a loved one from the colossal guide above - I'd love to know. Also, if you have any questions regarding any of the incredible products, just leave me a comment below and I will get back to you ASAP!

Thank you so much for reading this gift guide, I really do hope you've enjoyed it. I hope you have a great Christmas shopping season and I'll see you in December with some Christmas themed food and food gift ideas!



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26 comments

  1. I should take a shot everytime you say gorgeous and hope I don't pass out and end up in hospital, lol! Thanks for writing, it's useful :) nice to see some stuff from previous posts you've done too :D

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    1. Haha! It's such a great adjective, I just adore using it. I honestly use it so much in day-to-day life too as I believe everything is gorgeous, especially everything in this gift guide haha! So glad you enjoyed reading it, Loz! Thank you for reading - Mollie xoxo

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  2. That Too Faced pallette is absolutely gorgeous! I wish we got that brand here :'( and Vanilla Chai sounds like the most gorgeous smelling range!!

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    1. Isn't it just, it also smells divine too! Such a shame you don't have Too Faced where you are :( Vanilla Chai is honestly SO beautiful - if you can get your hands on some of the products, I highly recommend them! Thank you so much for reading - Mollie xoxo

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  3. love love loved reading your gift guide! it was so detailed, which is so useful as I now know what I can put on my Christmas list haha! the photos were so lovely and the whole post was so well put together! well done, it was great :) xox

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    1. Thank you so much, Naomi! I am so happy you enjoyed reading it and looking at all of the beautiful photographs. Thank you so so much for reading, I hope this has given you bucket loads of inspiration! - Mollie xxx

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  4. I enjoyed reading this long post so much, it's the perfect guide for christmas! I also love your photos, I want to grab all these products and bring them home with me!

    Yiota
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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment Yiota! Thank you for reading - Mollie xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Kristine! - Mollie xxx

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  6. Best gift guide I've ever seen, you've put so much effort in it's unreal! So many fab suggestions I will be deffo returning to this in the next coming weeks as I'm so unorganised and haven started Christmas shopping yet!
    Becky Shannon xx - Life-by-Becky

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    1. Wow! Thank you SO much for your amazing comment - I am absolutely overjoyed that you enjoyed it. I am so grateful that you read it and plan to return. Thank you very much! Have a lovely weekend - Mollie xxxx

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  7. Loved reading this. Please check out my ultimate guide to visiting a hairdresser!

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  8. oh my GOSH haha soooooo many present and gift ideas!! I've saved this post cos I'm in some major need of some inspiration, haha. You've got some beautiful pieces though, love the look of that Molton Brown set! I love their candles so much so I'd love to try out more of their products x

    Hannatalks

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    1. Thank you so much for reading!! I'm so overjoyed that you enjoyed reading it. The Molton Brown set is gorgeous; I am yet to try their candles but I plan to in the near future! Thanks for reading, much love! - Mollie xxx

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  10. This is such a great post and has definitely been a huge help to finishing off my gifts to buy list!!
    Hollie xx
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  11. oh wow! you can tell how much hard work and effort you put into this post! It definitely paid off x

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  12. Fab post Mollie, it is so full of great Christmas ideas. Thanks for recommending the Nugg, I think that would be a great gift for a friend of mine. I am also going to purchase the tangle angels for myself!!

    Rachael xox
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    1. Thank you so so so much Rachael! I am so happy you enjoyed reading it. - Mollie xxx

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  13. This is an incredible gift guide!! I love all the options and I know my sister and my girlfriends will love them too ;)

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

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